Hearings

About Planning Commission hearings

The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is the person who makes the final decision about all applications for rezoning, planning scheme amendments and exceptional development permits.

If an application for rezoning, planning scheme amendment or exceptional development is lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, the Planning Commission holds a hearing on the submissions received on behalf of the Minister.

Planning Commission hearings are open to the public.

The Planning Commission will invite all of the following to the hearing:

  • NT service authorities
  • local government
  • and people who made written submissions about the application.

Before the hearing, a report will be written by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics. The report will give the Planning Commission details of the application and issues that have been raised in submissions.

These reports will be available to download two days before a hearing.

The Chairperson or presiding member will invite the applicant to discuss their application.

People who made a submission about the application, including local government and NT service authorities, will also be invited to speak about their submission.

People speaking at the hearing should address their comments to the Planning Commission, not to the applicant or other people at the hearing.

The Planning Commission gives a report to the Minister about all the issues raised at the hearing and in the submissions, and any other matters that the Planning Commission thinks should be taken into account when the Minister makes a decision about the application.

The Planning Commission does not make any decisions on planning scheme amendments, rezoning or exceptional development permit applications.

Applications on exhibition / open for comment

For the list of all planning scheme amendments, rezonings and exceptional development permits that are currently open for comment, go the Development Applications website.

Hearing dates and agendas

Hearings are held when needed. Reports to the Planning Commission on submissions received are available on this page two days before a hearing.

Darwin - Wednesday 2 November 2022 at 2.30pm

Reef Room, Energy House Level 2
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin

Videoconference is also available. Please contact NT Planning Commission Secretariat for videoconference details/link.

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2021/0254
Planning Reform Phase 2 Stage 1 reforms, incorporating Economic Recovery Actions and Designing Better.

Darwin - Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 2.30pm

Yellow Room, Energy House 4th Floor
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin

Videoconference is also available. Please contact NT Planning Commission Secretariat for videoconference details/link.

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2022/0011
Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2022/0011 seeks to include the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan in the NT Planning Scheme 2020 as a policy document.


Darwin - Thursday 17 March 2022 at 2.30pm

Yellow Room, Energy House 4th Floor
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin

Item 1 - Exceptional Development Permit Application PA2021/0287
Exceptional Development Permit application PA2021/0287seeks the subdivision and consolidation of Lots 1257, 1258 & 1259 (1 Brooks Pl, 37 Rapid Creek Rd & 14 Aldridge Pl Millner) to create 11 lots (with 7 lots less than 300m2) and a building envelope plan.


Katherine (videoconference) - Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 10.30am

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2021/0197
Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2021/0197 – Lot 3017 Town of Katherine (40 Giles Street Katherine) seeks to rezone the Lot from Zones OR (Organised Recreation) and PS (Public Open Space) to Zone TC (Tourist Commercial).


Darwin - Monday 21 June 2021 at 10.00am

Yellow Room, Energy House 4th Floor
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2021/0048
Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2021/0048 – Lot 5985 Town of Darwin (19 Lambell Terrace, Larrakeyah) seeks to rezone the Lot from Zone CP (Community Purpose) to Zone LMR (Low Medium Density Residential).


Darwin - Monday 7 June 2021 at 10:00am

Portuguese & Timorese Social Club
Batten Road, Marrara

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0055
Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0055 – Malak & Koa Caravan application over Lots 1841, 1842 and 1843 Hundred of Bagot seeks to rezone the Lot from Zone CV (Caravan Park) to Zone LMR (Low Medium Density Residential) and PS (Public Open Space).


Litchfield - Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 2:30pm

Everest Room, Level 2 Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin City

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0396
Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0396 seeks to update the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan as it relates to Gunn Point Peninsula


Darwin - Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 12:30pm

Yellow Room, Level 4 Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin City

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0420
Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0420 is an application over Lot 5410 (41) Copeland Crescent Nakara, Town of Nightcliff to rezone the Lot from Zone LR (Low Density Residential) to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential).


Alice Springs - Monday 22 February 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton, Barrett Drive Alice Springs

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0154
The proposed Planning Scheme Amendment seeks to rezone Lot 6774 (8) Albrecht Drive, Larapinta from Zone PS (Public Open Space) to Zone OR (Organised Recreation).


Katherine - Tuesday 23 February 2021

J-Block, Katherine Education Precinct, 19 Second Street Katherine

Item 1 - Exceptional Development Permit Application PA2020/0277
Exceptional Development Permit application PA2020/0277 is an application over NT Portion 4883 (81) Mahony Rd, Cossack for change of use to offices and dwelling-caretakers.


Litchfield (Videoconference) - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Item 1 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2020/0119
The proposed amendment is to include the Area Plan for Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre in the Planning Scheme. The inclusion of this Area Plan will supersede the existing Coolalinga North Area Plan. Introduction of the Area Plan for Coolalinga / Freds Pass will require consequential changes to the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan. These changes form part of this proposed amendment.

Reports to the Minister

The below reports from the NT Planning Commission to the Minister after hearing are made available at the request of the Minister.

Hearing Date Proposal Type Parcel DetailsProposal Report Date Document LinkComments
31/7/2018 EDP Lot 6774 (8) Albrecht Drive Larapinta, Town of Alice Springs Proposed exceptional development permit for the purpose of installation of 4 x 34.5m high lighting towers (ancillary to leisure and recreation use) 13/9/2018 The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics  decided to release the NT Planning Commission's Report in relation to PA2018/0120 on 10 April 2019.
31/1/2019 PSA Section 67 (125) Mcfarland Road, Pinelands, Hundred of Bagot Proposal to rezone from Zone GI (General Industry) to Zones CP (Community Purpose) and FD (Future Development) to facilitate a rehabilitation precinct including a new Youth Justice Centre. 14/2/2019 The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics  decided to release the NT Planning Commission's Report in relation to PA2018/0457 on 13 March 2019.