The strategic framework is made up of plans and policies that form part of the NT Planning Scheme.
They describe how the government expects land to develop now and in the future.
They cover different areas of the NT and are arranged in the following order:
- Territory-wide policy
- regional land use plans
- sub regional land use plans
- area plans.
Read the strategic framework policies and plans.
How plans and policies work
Plans and policies are designed to work together to coordinate future development.
This ensures that needs are met in a way that considers and reflects local differences.
When they are considered
The minister for planning considers strategic plans and policies when making changes to the planning scheme such as:
- introducing a new area plan
- rezoning land
- changing development requirements.
The Development Consent Authority and the minister consider these plans and policies when interpreting the planning rules. This is essential for making decisions about development permit applications.
Read more about how the strategic framework works in part 2 of the planning scheme .
How to find a strategic plan or policy
To find out what strategic plans might apply to your land, you can:
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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