Development One Stop Shop: applications and processes
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 .
How to apply
Follow these steps to apply for an exceptional development permit or a variation to a permit:
Step 1. Read the exceptional development permit guide to attachments
Step 2. Go to the development applications online website
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: online services and fees.
Once submitted, the application process is the same as for the planning scheme amendment process.
You can view the proposed exceptional development permit applications currently on exhibition on the development applications online website.
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.
Last updated: 07 March 2019