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 a exceptional development permit form (78.3 kb) or a variation of exceptional development permit form (70.4 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 documentDescriptionExhibition period
PA2017/0153 (4.7 mb)Twenty-four  three-bedroom multiple dwellings in four two-storey buildings and a commercial development comprising a restaurant with drive-through in a one-storey building and community-type uses in a two-storey building. 28 April to 26 May 2017
PA2017/0085 (2.7 mb)Change of use from single dwelling to offices and construct a storage shed with reduced side and rear setbacks, supporting an existing medical clinic (renal dialysis facility) on adjoining Lot 34633 March 2017 to 31 March 2017
PA2016/0751 (6.9 mb)Transport terminal / home-based contracting (garaging and maintaining up to seven prime movers)10 February 2017 to 10 March 2017
PA2016/0749 (4.9 mb)Alterations and additions to existing development to incorporate noise attenuation measures.14 April 2017 to 12 May 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: 15 August 2017