Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre

Introduction

Stage 2 consultation for the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan is happening now until Friday 30 November 2018.

The Planning Commission wants to hear from local land owners, residents and businesses to help prepare an Area Plan for the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre.

Creating an Area Plan follows the inclusion of the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan in the NT Planning Scheme in July 2016. The Subregional Land Use Plan introduced land use concept plans for Litchfield’s Rural Activity Centres, including Humpty Doo. Whilst the land use concept plan for Humpty Doo in the Subregional Plan provides a high level vision for the locality, the Area Plan will provide a decision making framework to inform future rezoning and development decisions.

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.

The additional guidance from an Area Plan will give certainty and confidence to all stakeholders, including current and future residents, landowners and investors, service providers and government agencies, to help us plan for the future.

Area Plans do not automatically rezone land. Any applications for rezoning must be made through the Minister responsible for administrating the Planning Act.

What are Area Plans?

Area Plans provide a detailed framework for land use change, to guide the future use and development of land. There are two main components to an Area Plan. The map shows where opportunities for land use change exist, while the planning principles clarify the vision and requirements that apply to future development in the areas covered by the Area Plan.

Area Plans are included in the NT Planning Scheme and must be considered by the Minister or the Development Consent Authority whenever a rezoning or development is proposed.

Area Plans do not alter existing use rights and land can continue to be used in accordance with the current land-use zone.

Area Plans also do not automatically rezone land. If a landowner wants to develop in accordance with the Area Plan the landowner must first rezone the land by applying to the Minister responsible for administering the Planning Act.

Area Plans try to look as far ahead as possible but, in time, they may be reviewed to meet the future needs and aspirations of the community. Any change to an Area Plan is a Planning Scheme Amendment and must follow the process set out in the Planning Act, including public exhibition.

The process to create the Area Plan

The Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan is being developed over three stages.

Stage Two, is happening now until Friday 30 November 2018 and includes the release of the draft Area Plan (4.5 mb).

The draft Area Plan (4.5 mb) has been prepared taking into account the community feedback and background investigation from Stage 1 which occurred in February and March 2018.

Humpty Doo Area Plan development stages image - Stage 2 of 3 highlighted - Preparation of a Draft Area Plan and Community Consultation

Stage Three is the final stage of the project.  The Planning Commission will finalise and recommend the Area Plan and associated documents to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics for public exhibition as a proposed amendment to the Northern Territory Planning Scheme.

Resources and reading material

Stage 2

Stage 1

Background Resources

Get involved

Stage Two  consultation is an opportunity for you to be involved in the planning process.

Drop in to the Information Session at the Humpty Doo Tavern or stop past one of our pop-stalls at Woolworths Humpty Doo and Coolalinga Central during the new few weeks.

You can also provide a written submission.

All feedback from this consultation will help us develop the final Area Plan which will be recommended to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics for public exhibition as a proposed Planning Scheme amendment.

Write to us

Use our contact form or send us an email or letter with your thoughts about the future of the Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre.

Humpty Doo Rural Activity Centre Area Plan

NT Planning Commission

GPO Box 1680

DARWIN NT 0810

Come and talk to us

We will be at the following locations for you to find out more and let us know what is important to you.

Date

Location

Event

Saturday 27 October 2018

8.00am - 12.30pm

Freds Pass Rural Markets

Popup Stall

Tuesday 30 October 2018

4.00pm – 6.00pm

Woolworths Humpty Doo

Popup Stall

Thursday 1 November 2018

12.00pm – 7.30pm

Coolalinga Central

Popup Stall

Saturday 10 November 2018

11.30am - 2.00pm

Humpty Doo Tavern

Community Information Session
(Drop-in and chat to the project team)

Tuesday 13 November 2018

3.30pm - 6.30pm

Woolworths Humpty Doo

Popup Stall

Wednesday 14 November 2018

3.30pm - 6.30pm

Humpty Doo Tavern

Community Information Session
(Drop-in and chat to the project team)

Tuesday 20 November 2018

3.30pm - 6.30pm

Woolworths Humpty DooPopup Stall