How to appeal a freehold land clearing decision

The Planning Act allows for an applicant for a development permit to appeal the decision of the consent authority. An appeal may be made in relation to:

  • a refusal to grant a permit
  • an extension to the period of a permit
  • specific condition of a development permit
  • a service authority's refusal to refund or remit a developer contribution.

A right of appeal also exists if the consent authority has not determined a development application within 12 weeks of its lodgement.

The appeal provisions are contained in the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Conferral of Jurisdiction Amendments) (No.2) Act 2014.

Third party appeals for clearing of native vegetation determinations only exist in certain circumstances and generally only apply to land within or adjacent to a residential zone.

More detailed information on the Planning Act can be found at the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.

Last updated: 29 February 2016

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