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.
Before the hearing
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.
At the 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.
After 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
A list of all planning scheme amendments, rezonings and exceptional development permits that are currently open for comment can be found on https://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/planning/
Hearing dates and agendas
Hearings are held when needed. Agenda listings and reports to the Planning Commission are available on this page two days before a hearing.
Upcoming Planning Commission hearings
Litchfield - Thursday 22 August 2019 3.30pm
Whitewood Hall, 325 Whitewood Road, Howard Springs
- Item 1 - PA2018/0190 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment - Rezone Sections 5758, 5761, 5827 and 507 Hundred of Strangways from Zones R and RL to a Specific Use Zone
Recent Planning Commission Hearings
Darwin - Monday 19 August 2019 2.30pm
Yellow Room, Level 4 Energy House, 18-20 Cavenagh Street Darwin
- Item 1 - PA2017/0203 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment - Amendment of Clause 7.5 - Private Open Space
- Item 2 - PA2019/0133 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment - Central Darwin Area Plan.
Litchfield - Tuesday 25 June 2019
Alice Springs - Monday 15 April 2019 at 9.00am
Roper Room, Level 1 Greenwell Building
50 Bath Street, Alice Springs
and (via video conference)
Yellow Room, Level 4 Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Item 1 - PA2018/0440 - Kilgariff Area Plan
Item 2 - PA2019/0004 - Central Alice Springs Area Plan
10 April 2019 - Release of NT Planning Commission Report to the Minister - Albrecht Oval
The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has decided to release the NT Planning Commission's Report to the Minister in relation to PA2018/0120.
The proposal subject to hearing and report was a proposed exceptional development permit for the purpose of installation of 4 x 34.5m high lighting towers (ancillary to leisure and recreation use) on Lot 06774, 8 Albrecht Dr, Larapinta, Town of Alice Springs.
13 March 2019 - Release of NT Planning Commission Report to the Minister - Pinelands
The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has decided to release the NT Planning Commission's Report to the Minister in relation to PA2018/0457.
The proposal subject to hearing and report was to rezone Section 67 Hundred of Bagot, 125 Mcfarland Rd, Pinelands 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.