Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan
The Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan will provide for a far-term framework for future land use. It will support a strategy of maintaining a supply of serviced land for future development and include consideration of transport and service infrastructure as well as land capability and environmental values.
This subregional plan will build on the overarching direction provided by the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan (2015).
The Planning Commission undertook Stage One consultation from 27 May to 25 June 2021 and sought input from the community on the Discussion Paper. What we heard in Stage One helped to refine and prepare a first draft of a Subregional Land Use Plan for Holtze to Elizabeth River.
Stage Two consultation, which closed on Friday 26 November 2021, was an opportunity to seek comments from the community on the proposed land uses in the identified areas including Greater 11 Mile, Greater Holtze, Virginia South-West, Archer and Mitchell West. Feedback received can be found in the Stage Two Consultation Snapshot and Stage Two Consultation Report.
Subregional plans contain principles and objectives to give the community, industry and decision-makers confidence about future changes to land use. This subregional plan will build on the broad direction in the overarching Darwin Regional Land Use Plan (DRLUP) 2015.
Both the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan and subsidiary subregional plans use broad land use categories. These categories group land uses such as residential, commercial and community purpose land uses into an Urban classification. Peri-urban term refers to small rural land holdings and similar.
It is a long-term plan that provides for urban growth in key locations, supports rural land uses and protects environmental and cultural assets within the subregion.
The Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan is being developed over three stages.
Stage One - Complete
This stage involved information gathering and undertaking investigations of the study area. Occurring from 27 May 2021 through to 25 June 2021, Stage One included the release of a Discussion Paper for comment. Read more about what we heard through Stage One in the Consultation Snapshot and Stage One Consultation Report.
Stage Two - Complete
Stage Two engagement with stakeholders and the community on the first draft of the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan is now complete. Comments were invited from 29 October 2021 to 26 November 2021. Read a summary of what we heard in the Stage 2 Consultation Snapshot and Consultation Report.
Stage Three - Complete
Stage Three is the final stage of the project.
Feedback from Stage Two was used by the Planning Commission to finalise the draft Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan. The Planning Commission has written to the Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics requesting that the plan be included in the NT Planning Scheme 2020.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics placed the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan on statutory exhibition as a proposed amendment to the NT Planning Scheme 2020. The Subregional Land Use Plan was on exhibition for four weeks with submissions closing on 15 April 2022.
Following statutory exhibition and a hearing on the proposed amendment, the Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics amended the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to introduce the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan. Planning Scheme Amendment No. 42 came into effect on 4 July 2022 on publication of the amendment notice.
Resources and reading material
Stage Three - Exhibition of a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment
- Proposed Planning Scheme Amendment PA2022/0011 - Explanatory Document (Complete Package)
- Stage Two Consultation Report
- Stage Two Consultation Snapshot
- First Draft Holtze to Elizabeth Subregional Land Use Plan
- First Draft Needs Assessment and Land Capability
- Stage One Consultation Report
- Stage One Consultation Snapshot
- Flyer - Palmerston Environs project snapshot
- Discussion Paper - Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan