Development, subdivision and consolidation requirements
Development, subdivision and consolidation requirements are the standard planning ‘rules’.
Any use or building on your land must meet certain requirements, even it it doesn't need planning approval.
Read more about when you need planning approval.
How the requirements work
Each requirement explains:
- its purpose
- the minimum standards to comply
- if a development can be approved when it doesn't meet the standard measures
- when the consent authority may allow a variation.
When a requirement can be varied
The Development Consent Authority (DCA) may vary a rule or require a higher standard.
To find out more, read clause 1.10 - exercise of discretion by the consent authority in part 1 of the NT Planning Scheme .
What requirements apply
Find out what requirements apply for subdivision, consolidation and development.
Subdivision and consolidation
You can find subdivision and consolidation requirements in part 6 of the NT Planning Scheme .
These requirements are grouped based on the zone of the land, including unzoned land.
Read more about how to subdivide and consolidate land.
You can find development requirements in part 5 of the NT Planning Scheme .
To find out which development requirements apply, follow these steps:
If the land is not covered by a zone, check the rules for unzoned land.
Step 2. Go to the assessment table for the zone. You can find it in part 4 of the planning scheme .
Step 3. Check the definition of your proposed development. Defined uses are in schedule 2.1 of the planning scheme .
If it's not listed in the schedule, look for 'undefined uses' at the bottom of the assessment table.
Step 4. Look for the general and specific development requirements in the assessment table.
Last updated: 08 September 2020
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