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
Darwin - Tuesday 25 February 2020 3.00pm
Waratah Football Club Function Room, Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens
- Item 1 - PA2017/0613 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment
Lots 6907 and 6908 Town of Darwin (16 and 25 Blake Street, The Gardens)
Rezoning from Zone CP (Community Purpose) to a specific use zone that facilitates development in accordance with Zone HR (High Density Residential), Zone MR (Medium Density Residential) and specific non-residential activities.
Recent Planning Commission Hearings
Darwin - Tuesday 4 February 2020 2.30pm
Yellow Room, Level 4 Energy House, 18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
- Item 1 - PA2019/0406 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment
Lot 9077 Town of Nightcliff (47 Progress Drive Nightcliff)
Rezoning from Zone MR (Medium Density Residential) to a Specific Use Zone to facilitate the redevelopment of the site for a mix of commercial, community, residential and public open space purposes.
- Item 2 - PA2019/0439 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment
Proposal to amend the NT Planning Scheme to introduce reduced car parking rates and criteria to inform a reduction in parking requirements within Zone CB (Central Business) in Darwin, and to include provisions to require end of trip facilities in the NT Planning Scheme more broadly.
Darwin - Monday 3 February 2020 9.00am
Veda and Kali Rooms, Mantra Pandanas, 43 Knuckey Street, Darwin
- Item 1 - PA2019/032 - Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment - Proposal to amend the NT Planning Scheme to introduce planning policy for the regulation of sex work services.
Alice Springs - Thursday 28 November 2019 1.00pm
Spinifex Room, Double Tree by Hilton, 82 Barrett Drive Alice Springs
- Item 1 - PA2019/0347 - Exceptional Development Permit application - Lot 8508 Town of Alice Springs - 2 x 4 bedroom multiple dwellings in 2 x 1 storey buildings
- Item 2 - PA2019/0338 - Exceptional Development Permit application - Lot 903 and Lot 910 Town of Alice Springs - 71 multiple dwellings in a 6 storey building with one level of basement car parking, with shops/restaurant in a separate single storey building
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.