Apply for permit to work within a government managed road

The Northern Territory (NT) Government manages 22,000km of roads.

If you're a developer who is planning any minor or major development work that will impact these roads, you must apply for a permit first.

If you're unsure if your development is on an NT Government managed road, check roads managed by the NT Government.

Minor developments

Minor developments include:

  • a single access point for your residential property onto an NT Government road
  • a single storm water connection into the NT Government storm water collection system.

To get advice and find out how to apply, email or call 08 8924 7252.

You should also read the minor developments approval process flowchart DOCX (285.9 KB).

Major developments

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the development guidelines

You can download the full development guidelines PDF (3.4 MB)

You should also read the major developments approval process flowchart DOCX (258.7 KB).

The development guidelines give you a process to follow when applying for approval to develop or access a road.

This includes:

  • development application process
  • developer responsibilities
  • works acceptance process
  • forms
  • definition of terms.

You will need to complete each form for the different processes contained in the development guidelines PDF (3.4 MB).

These forms must be emailed to

You or your consultant will also need to follow the technical references for professionals in putting together your application.

Developers should refer their consultants and contractors to the technical references for professionals for information on accepted standards.

Step 2. Contact the department

You should contact the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics before you start your development. We can provide assistance to help you through the process.

You can arrange a meeting with our team by emailing or call 08 8924 7252.

You can also provide feedback through email or by calling the team.

Last updated: 17 March 2021

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