Exceptional development permits

An exceptional development permit may be granted by the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics to allow a use otherwise prohibited under the Northern Territory Planning Scheme, or another planning scheme. 

Get the exceptional development permit flowchart (531.8 kb).

Land overlying the Berry Springs Dolostone Aquifer 

This land is currently subject to an Interim Development Control Order (IDCO).

Your plans for using, developing or subdividing land in Berry Springs or a surrounding locality may be affected. 

Read IDCO number 22 on the interim development control order page or contact Development Assessment Services for information.

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply for an exceptional development permit or a variation to a permit:

Step 1. Fill in an exceptional development permit form (78.3 kb) or a variation of exceptional development permit form (70.4 kb).

To find out what supporting documents you will need to include with your application read the exceptional development permit guide to attachments (303.0 kb).

Step 2. Submit your completed form to a Development Assessment Services office in person, by email or by fax.

Step 3. Pay the fee. To find out how to and much you will need to pay, read about development and planning fees and forms: in person and email services.

Application process

Once submitted, the application process is the same as for the planning scheme amendment process.

Current applications

Proposal number and document Description Exhibition period
EDP 9139 PA2017/0514 (9.0 mb) Parapet feature wall addition to an existing building up to 9.25m above ground level. 27 October 2017 to 24 November 2017.
PA2017/0474 (17.5 mb) 22 x 3 bedroom and 11 x 4 bedroom multiple dwellings (including a caretaker's residence) in a 23 storey building plus two levels of basement parking Friday 17 November 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
PA2017/0493 (4.2 mb) Leisure and Recreation (recreational land based fishing facility) within an Interim Development Control Order (IDCO 22) Friday 17 November 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017

How to comment

Submit your comments on a proposed application using the Development Applications Online website, or by email, post or fax.

Development Assessment Services
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics 
GPO Box 1680 
Darwin NT 0801
Fax: (08) 8999 6055

You will be sent an invitation by email or post to attend any hearings held about the application. 

Once the minister has made a decision, you will be informed about the outcome of the application.

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Last updated: 20 November 2017