Review of planning decisions
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the consent authority about a planning application you may be able to request a review of the decision.
If the Development Consent Authority has rejected your development application you may appeal within 28 days of receiving a notice of the decision.
When you can request a review
You can request a review of the decision made about your application in relation to any of the following:
- a refusal to grant a permit
- an extension to the period of a permit
- a specific condition of a development permit
- a service authority’s refusal to refund or remit a developer contribution
- if your application remains undetermined 12 weeks after submitting it.
When you can make a third-party request for review
You can appeal a decision made about another party's development application, known as making a third-party request for review.
To make a third-party request for review, you need to have made a submission during the development application's statutory 14-day exhibition period.
Third-party appeals usually only apply to land in a residential zone.
Third parties have no right to a request for a review of decisions that relate to any of the following:
- subdivisions or consolidations of land
- detached dwellings or attached dwellings below two storeys
- land zoned as non-residential, unless it is adjacent to land in a residential zone or directly opposite land in a residential zone and is on the other side of a road that has a reserve width of 18m or less
- non-residential uses such as bed and breakfast accommodation, home occupation, childcare centre, medical consulting rooms and caretaker’s residence within a residential zone - if the consent authority has not varied or waived any requirements of the Northern Territory Planning Scheme provisions.
How to request a review of a planning decision
Contact the Northern Territory Civil and Administration Tribunal for information on how to submit a notice of appeal.