Tennant Creek Land Use Plan


The Commission wants to hear from local land owners, residents and businesses to help prepare a Land Use Plan for Tennant Creek. The Land Use Plan will help provide guidance for further land release and development.

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 as well as environmental and heritage values.

Tennant Creek Land Use Plan study area
Tennant Creek Land Use Plan - Study Area

What are Land Use Plans?

A Land Use Plan is a plan that identifies current and future land uses and potential land requirements. It will ultimately for part of the NT Planning Scheme.

The objectives of the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan are to:

  • Provide for orderly and appropriate land use and development catering for a growing population;
  • Reinforce the existing business hub on Paterson Street;
  • Preserve the existing rural character of established small lot rural subdivision south of the town;
  • Provide appropriate areas for future industrial development to the west of the town; and
  • Identify and protect major corridors for transport, energy and servicing infrastructure.

Land Use Planning Process

The Commission will develop the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan over three stages:

Stage One, happening now, from 9 November through to 8 December 2017 includes the release of a discussion paper and first round of up front community consultation.

At the same time as stage 1 activities, consultants will be coordinating information from service authorities about current infrastructure capacity, and will start to develop an infrastructure strategy to support growth within the study area.

Tennant Creek Land Use Plan - 3 stage process

Stage Two is expected early 2018. This stage will include the preparation of a draft Land Use Plan based on community feedback and other information obtained during stage 1.

Stage Three is the final stage of the project. The Commission will finalise and recommend the Land Use 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.

Getting Involved

Stage 1 of is an opportunity for you to participate in the planning process by sharing your ideas and thoughts on future development of Tennant Creek.

All feedback from this consultation will help us develop the draft Land Use Plan for further consultation in Stage Two.

Come say hello

The Commission will be at:

Civic Hall, Peko Road Tennant Creek

Thursday 23 November from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Write to us

Use our contact form or send us an email or letter with your thoughts, questions and feedback on the Coolalinga/Freds Pass  Rural Activity Centre.