Building single dwellings on small lots

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.

Certain planning rules apply in the Northern Territory (NT) for:

  • subdivision of land to create small lots
  • building houses on small lots.

These rules are set out in the NT Planning Scheme 2020.

The technical notes below provide guidance on how to meet the requirements to subdivide land or build houses on small lots including:

  • lot configuration
  • setbacks
  • minimum frontage widths
  • building envelopes.

Read the technical note for:

Last updated: 04 August 2020

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