Tennant Creek Land Use Plan
The Tennant Creek Land Use Plan is a longer term plan for the future of the area. Once complete, the Land Use Plan will identify land necessary to continue the support of future development in Tennant Creek for urban residential and industrial purposes.
Stage 2 consultation for the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan occurred from 10 July to 17 August 2018.
The draft Tennant Creek Land Use Plan is the outcome of infrastructure studies and advice from service authorities, other NT Government Agencies, and the Barkly Regional Council. Feedback received during Stage 1 consultation in October and November 2017 has also directly assisted in developing the draft Land Use Plan.
A Land Use Plan is a plan that identifies current and future land uses and potential land requirements. It will ultimately form 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 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.
Land Use Plans also do not automatically rezone land. If a landowner wants to develop in accordance with the Land Use Plan the landowner must first rezone the land by applying to the Minister responsible for administering the Planning Act.
Land Use Planning Process
The Commission will develop the Tennant Creek Land Use Plan over three stages:
Stage One, completed in November and December 2017 included the release of a discussion paper and first round of up front community consultation.
Stage Two, occurred 10 July to 17 August 2018 which included the release of the draft Land Use Plan .
This has been prepared taking into account the feedback received from the community and information provided by the service authorities during Stage One.
Stage Three is the final stage of the project. The Planning Commission finalised and recommended the Land Use Plan to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics for public exhibition as a proposed amendment to the Northern Territory Planning Scheme.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics placed the Draft Tennant Creek Land Use Plan on public exhibition as a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment. Exhibition ran from Friday 1 February 2019 to Friday 1 March 2019.
The exhibition package for the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment can be found under Resources and Reading Material.
Draft Tennant Creek Land Use Plan
The draft Tennant Creek Land Use Plan is a plan that identifies current and future land uses and potential land requirements for Tenant Creek that caters for future population growth.
The draft Land Use Plan also shows where opportunities for land use change exist and provides focused locations to the east and west of Paterson Street for expanding urban growth and industrial development.
Resources and reading material
This stage is a statutory process under the Planning Act 1999.
- Media release - 10 July 2018
- Flyer - Draft Land Use Plan for Tennant Creek
- Draft Tennant Creek Land Use Plan