The Northern Territory Planning Commission
An effective, independent and forward thinking leader in guiding strategic planning for the Northern Territory
The Planning Commission prepares strategic land use plans to manage growth in anticipation rather than in response.
The Planning Commission proactively sets the strategic framework for better integrated land use, transport and infrastructure planning, delivering more sustainable and cost-effective outcomes for the community, with sensitivity to environmental and heritage values.
We are an independent and advisory statutory authority that:
develops strategic plans and planning policies, and
advises on significant development proposals.
The draft Alice Springs Regional Land Use Plan is available for comment until mid-December 2015. The plan will establish a long term vision and framework for future development in the region.
The Darwin Inner Suburbs Area Plan is the culmination of six months of community consultations and extensive infrastructure studies focused on ensuring future land use keeps pace with the changing needs of a growing community.
The Planning Commission is seeking community feedback upfront on a discussion paper for the development process of the Darwin Mid Suburbs Area Plans.
The Planning Commission is seeking community feedback upfront on a consultation paper for the development process of the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan.
The locality of Holtze has been identified in the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2015 as suitable for future urban and peri-urban development. With planning for the Palmerston Regional Hospital well underway, it is timely to consider the proposed land uses for the area adjacent to the hospital in more detail.
For this reason, and to provide certainty for future infrastructure needs in the area, the NT Planning Commission has consulted with the community on a draft Area Plan and proposed Planning Principles for the area.
The Planning Commission is reviewing planning scheme provisions for Alice Springs CBD. A Discussion Paper and Draft Built Form Guidelines have been released and were on exhibition until Wednesday, 17 December, 2014.
The Minister for Lands and Planning recently approved the final Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2015 and has included the plan into the NT Planning Scheme.
The Northern Territory Planning Commission thanks the community and stakeholders for providing feedback on the draft conceptual plan to guide the potential development of two sites at Myilly Point:
Community consultation on the draft conceptual plan was undertaken between 1 May and 11 June 2014.
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The second NTPC meeting for 2015 was held on the 14th April and it was the first for the newly constituted body following the expiry of the term of a number of members. Firstly, the new Minister for Lands & Planning, the Hon Dave Tollner MLA, determined that he would appoint only two of the possible additional five members as specified in the Planning Act thus allowing the secondment of additional members as required depending on the needs of individual planning projects.
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