Design Guidance for Development in Zone CB (Central Business) 2016

The Design Guidance for Development in Zone CB (Central Business) is a guideline document in the NT Planning Scheme for developers, architects and designers responding to the Alice Springs environment. The Design Guidance relates to building design, street views protection from weather and the users experiences.

The Design Guidance document is not a statutory bearing document in the Northern Territory Planning Scheme.

Key themes emerged around protection of views; building heights; street character; providing residential; protection of heritage; buildings bulk and scale; sustainability and quality design.

Implication for the Area Plan

The Design Guidance identified many areas of planning controls required, notably around the protection of cultural significance, heritage, protection of views and retention of unique character.

The Design Guidance and community feedback will help guide the Area Plan to plan for the unique natural environment and climatic conditions of Alice Springs and community values.