Amendments to the NT Planning Scheme 2020

This page lists changes that have been made to the Northern Territory Planning Scheme (NTPS) 2020.

The reasons for decisions are included in the documentation that amends the scheme.

Read more about how to amend the NT Planning Scheme.

Find planning scheme amendment proposals that are currently on exhibition on the Development Applications Online website.

List of amendments

Amendments to the scheme are listed below.

Table data updated:
Amendment number and document File reference Description Publisher Publication date
Amendment PA2020/0031 PDF (135.6 KB) PA2020/0031

Repeals the entire NT Planning Scheme and substitutes it with the NT Planning Scheme 2020.

NT News 31/07/2020
Amendment 3 PDF (114.6 KB) PA2020/0323

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 for minor alterations to strategic Land Use Plans.

NT News 30/10/2020
Amendment 4 PDF (812.4 KB) PA2020/0259

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone part NT Portion 1646 Townsite of Ngukurr:

  • from Zone PS (Public Open Space) and Zone CP (Community Purposes)
  • to Zone C (Commercial) and change the Ngukurr Area Plan to reflect this rezoning.
NT Government website 30/10/2020
Amendment 6 PDF (51.6 KB) PA2020/0394

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to alter schedule 3 (exceptions) to allow for the temporary use of Lot 9200 Town of Nightcliff for the purpose of a shop until 21 October 2022.

NT News 30/10/2020
Amendment 56 PDF (97.7 KB) PA2022/0091

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by amending the Berrimah Farm planning principles and area plan.

NT Government website 29/07/2022
Amendment 5 PDF (258.0 KB) PA2020/0441

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to introduce new overlay 3.11 (RCFR – Rapid Creek Flood Response).

NT Government website 29/01/2021
Amendment 7 PDF (458.2 KB) PA2020/0375

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to correct minor drafting errors.

NT News 27/11/2020
Amendment 22 PDF (114.3 KB) PA2020/0396

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to update the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan policy document – Gunn Point.

NT Government website 27/08/2021
Amendment 43 PDF (1.4 MB) PA2021/0336

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning Lot 7880 Hundred of Bagot:

  • from Zone RL (Rural Living)
  • to Zone RR (Rural Residential) and subdivision to create 5 lots.
NT Government website 27/05/2022
Amendment 45 PDF (2.4 MB) PA2022/0093

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by:

  • introducing specific use zone, SP1 into schedule 4 of NTPS 2020 and
  • rezone lot 15460 Town of Palmerston (Zuccoli) from SP9 to new Specific Use Zone, SP1.
NT Government website 27/05/2022
Amendment 25 PDF (686.1 KB) PA2019/0190

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning lot 1768 Town of Nightcliff (15 Francis Street Millner):

  • from Zone LR (Low Density Residential)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential).
NT Government website 26/11/2021
Amendment 11 PDF (1.4 MB) PA2021/0027

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning lots 1257,1258 & 1259 Town of Nightcliff (1 Brooks Place, 37 Rapid Creek Road & 14 Aldridge Place, Millner):

  • from Zone LR (Low Density Residential)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential), and apply Overlay 3.11 RCFR (Rapid Creek Flood Response).
NT Government website 26/02/2021
Amendment 66 PDF (761.6 KB) PA2022/0154

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning part of NT Portion 2079 and administrative lots 332 – 362 (inclusive) Townsite of Hermannsburg, Hermannsburg NT, from Zone FD (Future Development) to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential.

NT Government website 25/11/2022
Amendment 62 PDF (484.8 KB) PA2022/0059

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning Lot 1 and 2 Hundred of Bagot (45 and 55 Girraween Road, Howard Springs) from Zone RL (Rural Living) to Zone RR (Rural Residential) to facilitate subdivision to create 4 lots.

NT Government website 25/11/2022
Amendment 24 PDF (729.0 KB) PA2021/0055

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to rezone lots 1841, 1842 and 1843 Hundred of Bagot:

  • from Zone CV (Caravan Parks)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and PS (Public Open Space).
NT Government website 24/09/2021
Amendment 27 PDF (1.8 MB) PA2021/0180

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone part lot 12448 (proposed lots 15468– 15601) Town of Palmerston:

  • from Zone FD (Future Development)
  • to Zones LR (Low Density Residential) and LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) (Zuccoli Aspire Precinct C)
NT Government website 22/10/2021
Amendment 46 PDF (1.5 MB) PA2022/0050

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning NT Portion 7879, Kilgariff, Alice Springs:

  • from Zone FD (Future Development)
  • to Zone LR (Low Density Residential), Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and Zone PS (Public Open Space)
NT Government website 22/07/2022
Amendment 19 PDF (133.6 KB) PA2021/0160

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by amending schedule 3 (exceptions) to allow for Lake Bennett Resort to be used in accordance with existing development permits.

NT Government website 21/05/2021
Amendment 15 PDF (221.2 KB) PA2020/0412

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning lot 2975 Town of Darwin (15 Goldsmith Street, Fannie Bay):

  • from Zone LR (Low Density Residential)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and subdivide into two lots.
NT Government website 21/05/2021
Amendment 31 PDF (643.6 KB) PA2021/0320

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone administrative Lot 169, Townsite of Ali Curung from Zone C (Commercial) to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and amend the Ali Curung Area Plan to the extent of the rezoning.

NT Government website 21/01/2022
Amendment 50 PDF (75.5 KB) PA2022/0151

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by amending schedule 3 (exceptions) to allow for the temporary installation of a skyline precinct (observation wheel and associated activations including mini-golf) at Stokes Hill Wharf from 1 June to 11 November 2022.

NT Government website 20/05/2022
Amendment 12 PDF (253.3 KB) PA2021/0029

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning lot 15251 Town of Palmerston from Zone FD (Future Development) to Zone CP (Community Purpose).

NT Government website 19/03/2021
Amendment 29 PDF (3.8 MB) PA2021/0294

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by:

  • amending clause 5.4.3 (building setbacks of residential buildings and ancillary structures) and clause 5.4.3.3 (reduced setbacks for dwellings-single) and
  • introducing schedule 9 (building setback plans), and including various building setback plans within the schedule.
NT Government website 17/12/2021
Amendment 23 PDF (751.1 KB) PA2021/0048

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to rezone lot 5985 Town of Darwin (19 Lambell Tce, Larrakeyah):

  • from Zone CP (Community Purpose)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential).
NT Government website 17/09/2021
Amendment 2 PDF (289.2 KB) PA2019/0341

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to allow fully compliant dwellings defined ‘dwelling – group’ or ‘dwelling – multiple’ to be developed without consent in major remote towns.

NT News 16/10/2020
Amendment 13 PDF (1.0 MB) PA2021/0045

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning Lots 15285-15332 Town of Palmerston:

  • from Zone FD (Future Development)
  • to Zone LR (Low Density Residential), LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and PS (Public Open Space) (Zuccoli Aspire Stage 6A).
NT Government website 16/04/2021
Amendment 10 PDF (162.1 KB) PA2020/0349

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to include the Central Palmerston Area Plan in Part Two – Strategic Framework, and consequential changes to ‘Palmerston Eastern Suburbs Planning Principles and Area Plan’.

NT Government website 16/04/2021
Amendment 26 PDF (82.4 KB) PA2021/0357

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by amending schedule 3 (exceptions) to allow the temporary use of Portion 1263 Hundred of Bagot (Charles Darwin National Park), Portions 2346, 2347, 2348, 2349, 2236, 1764, 1765 Hundred of Bagot, and Sections 6196 and 6210 Hundred of Bagot for ‘leisure and recreation’ (Side by Side Vehicle tours and storage) until 15 October 2022, subject to compliance with all other NT Legislation.

NT Government website 15/10/2021
Amendment 44 PDF (676.4 KB) PA2022/0079

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning:

  • part Lot 12432 Town of Palmerston from Zone FD (Future Development) to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and PS (Public Open Space) and
  • Lot 14859 Town of Palmerston from Zone FD (Future Development) to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) (Zuccoli Aspire 3A, 3B and 3C).
NT Government website 15/04/2022
Amendment 65 PDF (1.0 MB) PA2022/0258

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning part lot 9370 Town of Nightcliff from Zone FD (Future Development) to Zone LR (Low Density Residential, Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential), Zone RR (Rural Residential), Zone PS (Public Open Space) and Zone SU (Specific Use Zone), and introducing a new Building Setback Plan into Schedule 9.

NT Government website 14/10/2022
Amendment 14 PDF (2.3 MB) PA2021/0090

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to rezone part lot 790, Town of Borroloola (Garawa 2):

  • from Zone PS (Public Open Space)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) to facilitate subdivision.
NT Government website 14/05/2021
Amendment 40 PDF (1.0 MB) PA2021/0128

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning Section 2980 Hundred of Bagot:

  • from Zone RL (Rural Living)
  • to Zone RR (Rural Residential) and Zone FD (Future Development) and subdivision to create 3 lots.

Minor consequential amendment to the Howard Springs Rural Activity Centre Area Plan.

NT Government website 13/05/2022
Amendment 30 PDF (565.8 KB) PA2021/0346

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone part NT portion 1632 Townsite of Angurugu from Zone PS (Public Open Space) and LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) to Zone CP (Community Purpose) and amend the Angurugu Area Plan to the extent of the rezoning.

NT Government website 12/11/2021
Amendment 34 PDF (148.9 KB) PA2021/0432

Amends Part 6 of the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to require a site and soil evaluation report to be prepared where no reticulated sewerage is available.

NT Government website 11/03/2022
Amendment 39 PDF (1.4 MB) PA2022/0003

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone part NT portion 1646 Townsite of Ramingining:

  • from Zone PS (Public Open Space)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) and
  • amend the Ramingining Area Plan to the extent of the rezoning.
NT Government website 11/02/2022
Amendment 32 PDF (690.5 KB) PA2021/0197

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone Lot 3017 Town of Katherine (40 Giles Street) from Zone OR (Organised Recreation) and Zone PS (Public Open Space) to Zone TC (Tourist Commercial).

NT Government website 10/12/2021
Amendment 54 PDF (2.3 MB) PA2022/0122

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone Lot 2023 Town of Darwin from Zone SC (Service Commercial) to Zone MR (Medium Density Residential).

NT Government website 09/09/2022
Amendment 41 PDF (1.3 MB) PA2022/0082

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning part section 5875 Hundred of Bagot from Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) to Zone PS (Public Open Space).

NT Government website 08/04/2022
Amendment 64 PDF (129.0 KB) PA2022/0164

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by introducing an overlay to allow greater residential density in Zone LR in the Katherine East Locality.

NT Government website 07/10/2022
Amendment 35 PDF (1.3 MB) PA2021/0438

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone part NT portion 1637 (Administrative Lots 843-849 Townsite of Wadeye):

  • from Zone PS (Public Open Space)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential), and amend the Wadeye Area Plan to the extent of the rezoning.
NT Government website 07/01/2022
Amendment 37 PDF (1.3 MB) PA2021/0444

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone section 50 and part section 116 Hundred of Bray, Mandorah from Zone RL (Rural Living) & Zone R (Rural) to Zone M (Main Road).

NT Government website 07/01/2022
Amendment 36 PDF (1.4 MB) PA2021/0434

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone Part Lot 5803 Town of Darwin (54 Cavenagh Street) and Part Lot 5804 Town of Darwin (58 Cavenagh Street):

  • from Zone CB (Central Business) and Zone PM (Proposed Main Road)
  • to Zone PM (Proposed Main Road) and Zone CB (Central Business).
NT Government website 07/01/2022
Amendment 33 PDF (813.4 KB) PA2021/0429

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 (Clause 1.3 – Exceptions) to exempt the development of lots 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 Town of Kalkarindji for the purposes of dwellings-single.

NT Government website 06/12/2021
Amendment 28 PDF (1.2 MB) PA2021/0228

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to rezone lots 6892 – 6911 Hundred of Bagot (Nightjar Road, Howard Springs) from SL 11 (NTPS 2007) to SL 1 (NTPS 2020).

NT Government website 06/12/2021
Amendment 21 PDF (1.9 MB) PA2021/0159

Administrative amendments to the NT Planning Scheme 2020.

NT Government website 06/08/2021
Amendment 61 PDF (1.4 MB) PA2022/0252

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by amending the building setback plan relating to Boulter Road, Parkside Berrimah in schedule 9 (building setback plans).

NT Government website 05/08/2022
Amendment 9 PDF (213.8 KB) PA2020/0438

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning Part Section 7349 Hundred of Bagot (Makagon rd, Berrimah):

  • from Zone FD (Future Development)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential).
NT Government website 05/02/2021
Amendment 42 PDF (38.8 KB) PA2022/0011

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to:

  • introduce the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan and
  • make consequential updates to the Litchfield Subregional Lands Use Plan and Darwin Regional Land Use Plan.
NT Government website 04/07/2022
Amendment 16 PDF (571.7 KB) PA2021/0047

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by:

  • rezoning Lot 7651 (25 Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens) Town of Darwin and
  • adjoining vacant Crown land from Zone PS (Public Open Space) to Zone TC (Tourist Commercial) and from Zone TC (Tourist Commercial) to Zone PS (Public Open Space).
NT Government website 04/06/2021
Amendment 20 PDF (99.1 KB) PA2021/0166

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by amending schedule 3 (exceptions) to allow for the temporary installation of an observation wheel at Stokes Hill Wharf.

NT Government website 04/06/2021
Amendment 49 PDF (1.3 MB) PA2022/0140

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning Lot 14481 Town of Palmerston from Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential) to Zone PS (Public Open Space).

NT Government website 03/06/2022
Amendment 47 PDF (687.0 KB) PA2022/0020

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning lots 2533, 2534, 2536, 2537, 2538, 2539 and 2540, (24, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35 and 37) Chittock Crescent and lots 2541, 2542, 2543 and 2544 (2, 3, 4 and 5) Managaji Road, Town of Tennant Creek:

  • from Zone LR (Low Density Residential)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential).
NT Government website 03/06/2022
Amendment 52 PDF (1.4 MB) PA2022/0081

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning part Section 4106 Hundred of Bagot from Zone RR (Rural Residential) to Zone PS (Public Open Space).

NT Government website 03/06/2022
Amendment 1 PDF (515.5 KB) PA2020/0252

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to correct minor drafting errors.

NT News 02/10/2020
Amendment 63 PDF (75.2 KB) PA2022/0271

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 to introduce a new exception to schedule 3 to allow for development associated with the Tiwi Islands road upgrade program.

NT Government website 02/09/2022
Amendment 59 PDF (487.3 KB) PA2021/0446

Amends the NT Planning Scheme 2020 by rezoning lot 3119 Town of Katherine from Zone SC (Service Commercial) to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential).

NT Government website 02/09/2022
Amendment 18 PDF (550.8 KB) PA2020/0414

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning Lot 89 Town of Tennant Creek (5 Noble Street, Tennant Creek):

  • from Zone C (Commercial)
  • to Zone LMR (Low-Medium Density Residential)
NT Government website 01/10/2021
Amendment 53 PDF (84.0 KB) PA2022/0167

Amends the NT Planning Scheme to allow for development associated with the Remote Housing Program to be exempt from clause 3.6 - land subject to flooding.

NT Government website 01/07/2022
Amendment 48 PDF (942.3 KB) PA2022/0141

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning part Section 7914 Hundred of Bagot from Zone SC to a Specific Use Zone.

NT Government website 01/07/2022
Amendment 57 PDF (863.9 KB) PA2022/0221

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by amending schedule 3 (exceptions) to extend the temporary use of demountable structures for transitional housing in the Town of Borroloola and adjacent Townsite of Mara.

NT Government website 01/07/2022
Amendment 38 PDF (604.9 KB) PA2021/0309

Amends the NT Planning Scheme by rezoning Lot 1238 Town of Tennant Creek from Zone GI (General Industry) to Zone CP (Community Purpose), Zone LI (Light Industry) and Zone CN (Conservation) and subdivide into 4 lots.

NT Government website 01/04/2022

Previous planning schemes

To read the planning rules before the introduction of the NTPS 2020, read about the previous scheme.


Last updated: 01 September 2022

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