Public hearings on behalf of the minister

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.

Outside of the Development Consent Authority (DCA) division areas, the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is the consent authority.

Read about Development Consent Authority division areas on the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics website.

If a development application is lodged for an area where the minister is the consent authority, then a public hearing on behalf of the minister may need to be held.

Who the minister can appoint to conduct a hearing

The minister may appoint any of the following to conduct a public hearing on their behalf to receive information on the application:

  • a division of the DCA
  • a person
  • a body.

The appointee does not make any decision on the proposal.

After the hearing, the appointee will provide the minister with a report about the information received in relation to the development application.

Where hearings are held

Public hearings on behalf of the minister are open to the public and, if required, are held in:

  • Alice Springs
  • Batchelor
  • Darwin
  • Katherine
  • Litchfield
  • Palmerston
  • Tennant Creek.

Current hearings

Hearing number 24 - Friday 17 July 2020 at 1:15pm

Other meetings

Read about the hearings on the NT Planning Commission website.

Read more about DCA meeting dates and agendas on the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics website.

Last updated: 15 July 2020

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