Projects

Our primary role is to prepare integrated strategic plans in consultation with the community.

These plans may identify future transport corridors, utility corridors and sites for essential facilities including communication, water and power supply, gas and similar condensates, effluent treatment and regional waste, public and social infrastructure.

The Planning Commission may provide guidance on where and how communities or urban areas should grow.

Our plans can include maps, policy statements and objectives relating to housing, transport, economic development, the environment, open space and conservation.


Current Projects


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Designing Better

The Designing Better project is a suite of suggestions by the Northern Territory Planning Commission that specifically relates to apartment and mixed use buildings.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is seeking input from the community and industry on the Designing Better Discussion Paper.

Whether you live in an apartment or not, we are interested in your views.

Find out more about the Designing Better project.


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Katherine East Area Plan

The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has placed the Katherine East Area Plan and consequential amendments to the Katherine Land Use Plan 2014 on statutory exhibition as a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment. Exhibition closes Friday 21 February 2020.

View the exhibition package and make a submission on the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment through the Development Applications Online website.

The NT Planning Commission has completed Stage Two of its stakeholder engagement on the draft Katherine East Area Plan.

The Stage Two Consultation Report PDF (2.7 MB) is now available.

Find out more about the Planning Commission's work on the Katherine East Area Plan project.


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Central Palmerston Area Plan

The Planning Commission wants to hear the community’s vision for the Central Palmerston Area.

Developing an Area Plan needs stakeholder involvement—it’s your City Centre!

Stage 1 community engagement was conducted from 22 July 2019 through to 30 August 2019. The feedback received during Stage One is now being used, along with a range of infrastructure and other assessments, to prepare a draft Area Plan for further consultation.

You can read the Stage One Consultation Report PDF (10.8 MB) and find out more about the project on the  Central Palmerston Area Plan page.



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Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

Stage 2 consultation on an Area Plan for the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre occurred during November 2018.

Our focus on planning in the Activity Centre will help maintain the amenity and lifestyle of the rural area, ensuring there are reticulated services available to the growing population, and help protect the rural area from ribbon development.

Read the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan Stage 2 Consultation Report PDF (2.2 MB)

Find out more about the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan project.


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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


Note:

Documents available here for completed Planning Commission projects are final in relation only to the Planning Commissions’ work.

The Minister is the decision-maker on all proposed amendments to the NT Planning Scheme. Documents included in the NT Planning Scheme are not necessarily identical to those prepared by the NT Planning Commission.

Refer to the NT Planning Scheme page on the NT Government website to view documents currently included in the NT Planning Scheme.

NT-wide projects

Dual Occupancy in Zone SD (Single Dwelling Residential)

On 3 October 2017, the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics amended the NT Planning Scheme to remove the provisions that allowed the development of dual occupancies in Zone SD.

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Greater Darwin Region Projects

Regional Plans |   Darwin Municipality |   Litchfield Municipality |   Palmerston Municipality

Darwin Regional Land Use Plan

Consultations completed and plan approved by the Minister for inclusion in the Planning Scheme in 2015.

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Darwin Municipality

Central Darwin Area Plan

The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, has amended the NT Planning Scheme to include the Central Darwin Area Plan as a policy document and a number of minor amendments to the NT Planning Scheme in response to the introduction of the document.

Amendment #518 came into effect on publication in the NT News on 15 November 2019.

Read about the Planning Commission's work on the Central Darwin Area Plan project.

Darwin Mid Suburbs Area Plan

The Planning Commission has developed an area plan for Darwin's mid suburbs, comprising Coconut Grove, Nightcliff, Rapid Creek Millner and parts of Ludmilla.

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Darwin Inner Suburbs Area Plan

The Darwin Inner Suburbs Area Plan is the culmination of six months of community consultations and extensive infrastructure studies focused on ensuring future land use keeps pace with the changing needs of a growing community.

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Berrimah Farm Area Plan 2014

The site is currently a research facility for practices in agriculture, horticulture and cattle breeding. After investigations into a higher and better use for the site, the Planning Commission prepared a Berrimah Farm Area Plan.

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Berrimah North Area Plan

In 2013, a discussion paper and consultations led to development of a draft area plan and related studies. The plan was provided to the Minister and the Planning Scheme was amended in late 2014.

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Kahlin Compound, Old Hospital Site and Flagstaff Park Concept Plan

The Planning Commission produced a draft concept plan to consider options for potential development of the Kahlin Compound and Old Hospital site and Myilly Point, including Flagstaff Park.

Consultations were completed in June 2014, following community and stakeholder feedback.

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Litchfield Municipality

Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan

This plan covers Litchfield municipality, including rural activity centres of Berry Springs, Coolalinga/Freds Pass, Howard Springs and Humpty Doo.

The NT Planning Commission has recommended the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan to the Minister for Land and Planning for exhibition as a proposed amendment to the Northern Territory Planning Scheme.

Holtze Area Plan

This looks at land use and future infrastructure needs in areas adjacent to the future Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Consultations were completed August 2015, following community consultations and the provision of a draft plan to the Minister.

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Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

The Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan looks at land use in the Rural Activity Centre of Howard Springs

Planning Commission consultations with the community were completed in March 2017. The Planning Commission then presented a draft plan to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics requesting consideration of the plan as a proposed amendment to the NT Planning Scheme.

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Palmerston Municipality

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Katherine Region Projects

Katherine Land Use Plan

In 2014 the Katherine Land Use Plan was incorporated in the NT Planning Scheme. In 2016 the Planning Commission reviewed the plan, and recommended an amendment to provide Katherine with a locality suitable for a neighbourhood centre to be established in the future.

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Tennant Creek and Barkly Region Projects

Tennant Creek Land Use Plan

Amendment number 528, published in the Tennant and District Times on 6 September 2019 amended the NT Planning Scheme to introduce the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan as a reference to policy to clause 2.7 within the scheme.

Read about the Planning Commission's past work on the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan

Tennant Creek Land Use Framework 2013

The Planning Commission completed a Tennant Creek Land Use Framework that was incorporated into the NT Planning Scheme in June 2013.

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Alice Springs Region Projects

Central Alice Springs Area Plan

Amendment No. 523 published in the NT News on 23.08.2019 introduced the Central Alice Springs Area Plan at Clause 14.4.8 of the NT Planning Scheme.

Read about the Planning Commission's past work on the Central Alice Springs Area Plan

Alice Springs Regional Land Use Plan

This plan covers the whole of the Alice Springs municipality, including the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (west), Undoolya (east), Amoonguna (south-east), Brewer Industrial Estate and Alice Springs Correctional Facility (south) and surrounding rural areas.

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Alice Springs CBD Review

This review covered planning scheme provisions for Alice Springs.

Consultations completed December 2014, with the exhibition of a draft plan and guidelines for comment.

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