Public hearings on behalf of the minister
Outside of the Development Consent Authority division areas, the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is the consent authority.
Read about Development Consent Authority division areas.
If a development application is lodged for an area where the minister is the consent authority, then a public hearing on behalf of the minister may need to be held.
Who the minister can appoint to conduct a hearing
The minister may appoint any of the following to conduct a public hearing on their behalf to receive information on the application:
- a division of the Development Consent Authority
- a person
- a body.
The appointee does not make any decision on the proposal.
After the hearing, the appointee will provide the minister with a report about the information received in relation to the development application.
Where hearings are held
Public hearings on behalf of the minister are open to the public and, if required, are held in Alice Springs, Batchelor, Darwin, Katherine, Litchfield, Palmerston or Tennant Creek.
Read about hearings held by the NT Planning Commission dates and agendas.
Read more about Development Consent Authority meeting dates and agendas.
Last updated: 15 August 2017