Contact a planner

Changes to planning laws

On 31 July 2020, planning laws changed in the Northern Territory (NT). Read about these changes.

The NT Planning Scheme 2020 also came into force on 31 July 2020. It replaces the 2007 scheme. Read the current planning scheme.

You can contact a Northern Territory Government planner to get free planning advice.

Planners can help you with all of the following:

  • questions about planning
  • understand planning rules, plans and policies
  • how to submit a planning application
  • how to report a breach of the planning rules.

Government planners sit within Development Assessment Services (DAS) or Lands Planning.

Who to contact

You should contact a planner at DAS for any of the following:

  • development permits
  • variation of a development permit
  • exceptional development permits
  • certificates of compliance
  • subdivisions
  • enforcement of the Planning Act
  • abandonment of use.

You should contact a planner at Lands Planning for any of the following:

  • planning scheme amendments
  • rezoning
  • interim development control orders.

How to contact

You can contact a planner by:

  • emailing or calling - read below
  • visiting your nearest planning office or
  • booking a meeting.

To meet with a planner, use the booking form on the Development Applications Online website.

DAS

Contact a Development Assessment Services office below or email das.ntg@nt.gov.au.

Service counters are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and closed on public holidays.

Level 1 Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8999 6046
Fax: 08 8999 6055

Green Well Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 2130
Alice Springs NT 0871

Phone: 08 8951 9200
Fax: 08 8951 9222

Level 1 Government Centre 
5 First Street
Katherine NT 0850

PO Box 2390
Katherine NT 0851

Phone: 08 8973 8926
Fax: 08 8973 8944

Lands Planning

Contact a Lands Planning office below or email planning.ntg@nt.gov.au.

Service counters are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and closed on public holidays.

Level 1 Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8999 8963
Fax: 08 8999 7189

Green Well Building 
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 2130
Alice Springs NT 0871

Phone: 08 8951 9242
Fax: 08 8951 9222

Level 1 Government Centre 
5 First Street
Katherine NT 0850

PO Box 2390
Katherine NT 0851

Phone: 08 8973 8926
Fax: 08 8973 8944

Last updated: 11 August 2020

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