The Northern Territory Planning Commission
The Northern Territory Planning Commission will play an important role in ensuring that the planning system in the Northern Territory facilitates sustainable economic growth, protects environmental, cultural and heritage assets and connects people and place.
The Commission's primary role is to develop strategic plans and planning policies. The Commission will undertake community consultation in preparing integrated strategic plans for regions, towns and centres.
As a secondary role, the Commission will advise on significant development proposals. These proposals include projects that have a significant impact on the strategic planning of the Territory, the natural environment or existing amenity.
Under the Planning Act, the Commission must perform its functions and exercise its powers independently, impartially and in the public interest, taking into account the objects described in the Planning Act.
The functions of the Commission include:
- preparing integrated strategic plans;
- carrying out community consultation;
- researching future land use and development, taking into account projected economic, social and demographic changes;
- reviewing the NT Planning Scheme; and
- preparing guidelines and assessment criteria.
The Northern Territory Planning Commission has placed the Draft Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2014 (DRLUP) on public exhibition and invites the community of Darwin and the surrounding region to provide feedback on the draft Plan.
The draft Plan will be exhibited between 23 July and 1 September 2014.
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.
The Chairman of the Northern Territory Planning Commission (NTPC) Gary Nairn outlined the strategic land use planning work already undertaken and underway in the Northern Territory, when he appeared at the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia (JSCNA) hearing in Darwin yesterday.
Mr Nairn said the Planning Commission had a broad remit, across the whole of the Territory, and shared similar objectives to the JSCNA.
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