The Northern Territory Planning Commission has started a three-stage planning process to develop a subregional land use plan for the environs of Palmerston, being the area surrounding Palmerston. The areas includes Greater 11 Mile, Greater Holtze, Virginia South-West, Archer and Mitchell West.
The preparation of the Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan will shape the growth of the area into to the future. 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 builds on the overarching direction provided by the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan (2015).
The preparation of the subregional land use plan for the environs of Palmerston seeks to:
- help the community to understand the land use challenges and contribute to a land use plan for the longer term
- confirm and consider transport and service infrastructure corridors
- identify extensive areas for open space and/or conservation
- identify the capability off land and environmental values
- respond to the opportunities and constraints present
- respond to expectations around recreational uses of the Pine Forest
- identify optimal land uses within the study area to support the hierarchy of activity centres, with consideration given to the primacy of the Palmerston City Centre.
Further information is available within the Discussion Paper which is available to download from here – Stage One Discussion Paper.
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 Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan is being developed over three stages.
Stage One - Current Stage
Commencing now until 25 June 2021, Stage One includes the release of a discussion paper.
This stage will involve information gathering and undertaking inquiries of the study area.
Stage 1 of the preparation of the Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan provides an opportunity for the community to get involved and provide comments and feedback on the Discussion Paper.
A draft Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan will be released for comment.
The draft plan will be prepared taking into account feedback and information received during Stage One.
Feedback from Stage Two will be used by the Planning Commission to finalise the draft Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan.
The Planning Commission will then recommend that the Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics include it into the Planning Scheme.
The Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics will consider feedback received during the public exhibition of the draft amendment before making a decision.
Have Your Say
The Northern Territory Planning Commission is seeking input from the community and interested parties on the Discussion Paper .
The Have your Say webpage is a one stop shop of information on the project and provides different opportunities for feedback on the project.
You can have your say by:
- leaving your feedback on haveyoursay.nt.gov.au
- talking to our project officers
- writing to the NT Planning Commission
Write to us
Send your feedback and queries to the NT Planning Commission:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPO Box 1680
DARWIN NT 0810
Resources and Reading Material
- Flyer - Palmerston Environs project snapshot
- Discussion Paper - Palmerston Environs Subregional Land Use Plan