Prepare a land suitability assessment
You must provide a land suitability assessment if you want to subdivide in any of the following zones:
- RR (Rural Residential)
- RL (Rural Living)
- R (Rural)
- H (Horticulture)
- unzoned land.
Depending on the characteristics of your proposal, you must provide a:
- preliminary assessment - an assessment that can be prepared by you or a suitably qualified professional
- get the preliminary land suitability assessment example - you can use it as a template and update it as needed
- standard assessment - a more detailed assessment that must be prepared by a suitably qualified professional.
To find out what type of assessment you should use, contact the Rangelands Division of Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Land suitability categories
Your land suitability assessment must address the seven categories in the NT land suitability guidelines .
Read the guidelines for more information and to confirm the suitability class of your land.
The categories are:
- on-site wastewater management
- erosion risk
- soil salinity
- acid sulfate soils
- storm tide flooding
- riverine flooding.
If your subdivision is:
- in the Top End, in the area north of Tennant Creek - you don’t need to address soil salinity
- in the Darwin region or outside coastal areas - you may not need to address acid sulfate soils
- a significant distance away from a tidal area and well above sea level - you don’t need to address storm tide flooding.
Last updated: 11 September 2020
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