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The Northern Territory Planning Commission

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is an independent statutory authority.

It sets the strategic framework for integrated land use, transport and infrastructure planning, working to deliver more sustainable and cost-effective outcomes for the community that reflect environmental and heritage values.

The Commission consults with the community to develop strategic plans and policies for inclusion in the Planning Scheme and advises on significant development proposals.

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Tennant Creek Land Use Plan

Stage one consultation for a Land Use Plan for Tennant Creek has commenced with the release of a Discussion Paper. Consultation is open until Friday 8 December 2017.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is starting work on a Land Use Plan for Tennant Creek. This level of land use planning will help provide guidance to further land release and development for a population approaching 5000 and 8000 people.

The Land Use Plan will build on previous work and studies. It will look at current and future land uses, community needs, transport and infrastructure planning, as well as environmental and heritage values.

Find out more about the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan.

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Central Darwin Area Plan

Stage one consultation for a Central Darwin Area Plan occurred from Tuesday 24 October until Friday 24 November 2017.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is working to create an Area Plan for Central Darwin – from Frances Bay and the Waterfront through to Cullen Bay and all areas in between.

The Area Plan will guide land use and development that strengthens Central Darwin as the heart of a vibrant, functional and attractive capital city.

Find out more about the Central Darwin Area Plan

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Central Alice Springs Area Plan

Stage one consultation for a Central Alice Springs Area Plan occurred from Thursday 12 October to Thursday 9 November 2017.

Your thoughts, comments, questions and feedback now will help us to prepare a draft Central Alice Springs Area Plan. 

Find out more about the Central Alice Springs Area Plan

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Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

Stage Two consultation for the Coolalinga/Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan concluded on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Find out more about the Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre Area Plan