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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 Planning Commission is reviewing planning scheme provisions for Alice Springs CBD.  A Discussion Paper and Draft Built Form Guidelines have been released and are now on exhibition until Wednesday, 17 December, 2014.

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The Community Consultation Report, as well as a Chairman's Summary Report on the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan are now available for viewing. 

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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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Latest News

NTPC Chairman's Update - Janaury 2015

While it seems 2015 started only days ago we are already only days away from the end of January. The Planning Commission has been off to a brisk start to the year with work being done on the follow up to the very successful workshops held in December in Alice Springs.

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Annual Report 2013-14

The NT Planning Commission Annual Report for 2013-14 has been deemed tabled in the November 2014 parliamentary sittings by the Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment.

Annual Report 2013-14


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Media Release - Strategic Planning Process Guides Future Land Use

The Northern Territory Planning Commission (NTPC) will today publish its Community Consultation Report and Chairman’s Summary Report following the preparation of the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan.

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