Interim development control orders

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.

The minister for planning may make an interim development control order (IDCO) to:

  • temporarily override or suspend development provisions or
  • introduce controls in relation to a piece of land.

An IDCO can only be in place for a maximum of two years.

This may be done to allow more investigation into an issue or a trial of new rules before a final decision is made.

The consent authority must take into account any IDCO applicable to the land when considering the development proposal.

Current orders

The table below lists IDCOs currently in force or recently expired.

IDCO numberDescription Date in force
IDCO 26 PDF (90.7 KB) This order permits development of a multiple dwelling without consent in a major remote town only if it complies with specific requirements. 13 November 2019 - 13 November 2020
IDCO 29 PDF (421.6 KB) This order provides interim transitional provisions for business and promotional signs, as these controls have been removed from the NT Planning Scheme 2020. 5 August 2020 - 5 August 2022
IDCO 30 PDF (127.4 KB) This order provides interim transitional provisions for domestic livestock, as these controls have been removed from the NT Planning Scheme 2020. 5 August 2020 - 5 August 2022

More information

For more information about how a current interim development control order could affect you, contact a planner from Development Assessment Services.

Last updated: 11 August 2020

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