Boards and committees

The following are working groups to help facilitate ongoing improvements to the delivery of land use, transport and infrastructure services.


The Building Advisory Committee is a statutory body.

It maintains industry input into the building control process in the Northern Territory.

To find out more, go to the Building Advisory Committee website.

The Building Appeals Board makes decisions about:

  • modifications to the application of building regulations
  • appeal by the owner or agent against the decision of a building certifier
  • appeal by the Director against the decision of a building certifier
  • appeal against the Director when acting in the capacity of a building certifier.

To find out more, go to the Building Appeals Board website.

The Northern Territory Government has established regional working groups to help facilitate ongoing improvements to the delivery of commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) services.

While the main focus of these groups is on the operational needs of transport users and operators, outcomes from these groups provide valuable input into the policy making process.

The working groups have been established under the NT law, with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics providing ongoing secretariat support.

The three forums include the:

The Community Living Areas Tribunal is a statutory body.

Its functions include making recommendations about whether land should be acquired by the Northern Territory.

To find out more, go to the Community Living Areas Tribunal website.

The Development Consent Authority (DCA) is established under section 82 of the Planning Act 1999.

Each division of the DCA determines development applications within their area.

Outside of the division areas, the consent authority is the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.

Where the Minister is the consent authority, a division of the DCA may be appointed to hold a public hearing on behalf of the minister. Read about the public hearing on the NT Government website.

Division areas

There are seven division areas associated with the larger population centres.

The following maps show the seven division areas of the authority:

View the members.


View the meeting dates and agenda items.

You can also read the previous meeting minutes.


Development Consent Authority
GPO Box 1680, Darwin, NT 0801

Phone: 08 8999 6044
Fax: 08 8999 6055

The following regional flood mitigation advisory committees were tasked to provide recommendations to mitigate the impact of flooding in the Darwin, Katherine, and Alice Springs region.

  • Darwin committee - the committee released its final report in August 2015 and is no longer active. Read about flood mitigation in Darwin.
  • Katherine committee - the committee released its final report in August 2015 and is no longer active. Read about flood mitigation in Katherine.
  • Alice Springs committee - the committee released its final report in June 2017 and is no longer active. Read about flood mitigation Alice Spings.

The Inter-agency Asbestos Management Working Group (the working group) was established by the NTG to progress a collaborative, whole-of-government approach to improving asbestos awareness and asbestos management of NTG assets, both within and outside the built environment.

Its functions include:

  • a thorough examination of asbestos management related issues as they effect the Northern Territory
  • ensuring a collaborative whole of government approach to addressing legacy asbestos removal outside the built environment
  • provide advice and recommendations to the NTG on asbestos management as it relates to NTG built assets and contaminated land.

The working group involves representation from:

  • Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics – Chair, Secretariat and administration support
  • Department of the Chief Minister
  • Department of Attorney-General and Justice
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture
  • Department of Primary Industry and Resources
  • Department of Corporate and Information Services – NT Property Management
  • Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Territory Families
  • Power and Water Corporation.

The Place Names Committee for the Northern Territory is established under section 5 of the Place Names Act.

Its role is to make recommendations to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics for the naming of a place (place name) within the Territory.

To find out more, go to the Place Names Committee website.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is an independent statutory authority.

It sets the strategic framework for integrated land use, transport and infrastructure planning, working to deliver more sustainable and cost-effective outcomes for the community that reflect environmental and heritage values.

The Commission consults with the community to develop strategic plans and policies for inclusion in the Planning Scheme and advises on significant development proposals.

To find out more, go to the Northern Territory Planning Commission website.

A Ridesharing Steering Committee was formed to provide input into a regulatory model for ridesharing services in the Northern Territory (NT).

The committee submitted to Government for their consideration, a simple and effective model for incorporation into legislation to facilitate ridesharing in the NT.

It ensures:

  • a level playing field between the various commercial passenger vehicle sectors, equivalent to their access to market
  • National Sharing Economy Principles are incorporated into the model as much as practically possible.

Steering committee members liaised with other members of their industry sector to seek comment and input into the regulatory model.


The Steering Committee comprised of the following members.







Andrew Kirkman

Chief Executive

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Government – Chairperson


Ali Rkein


Taxi Council of the NT

Industry – Taxi


Khalid Nadeem

Director, Taxi Network

Darwin Radio Taxis

Industry – Taxi


Jaspreet Singh Grewal

Public Officer, Taxi Driver

Alice Taxis Association

Industry – Taxi


Stephen Patullo

Taxi Operator

Alice Springs

Industry – Taxi


Shane Nouwens

Taxi Driver


Industry – Taxi


John Coady

Taxi Operator


Industry – Taxi


Brad Kitschke

Director Public Policy (Oceania)


Industry – Ridesharing


Bill Piantoni

Managing Director

Metro Mini Bus

Industry – Minibus


Ron Fleming

Managing Director

Red Carpet Transport

Industry – Private Hire


Edward Laurie

Legal and Industrial Officer

Transport Workers’ Union



Sue Shearer


Integrated disAbility Action (IdA)

Consumers – Integrated disAbility Action


Graeme Bevis

Chief Executive Officer

COTA NT (Council of the Ageing)

Consumers – Seniors


Breanna Duncan


2016 Chief Minister’s Round Table of Young Territorians

Consumers – Youth


Allan McGill

Chief Executive Officer

Larrakia Nation

Consumers – Indigenous


Des Crowe

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Hotels Association

Business – Retail


Trevor Cox

General Manager

Tourism Top End

Business – Tourism


Peter Donovan

Chief Executive Officer

Motor Trades Association, Northern Territory Business Council

Business – General


Katrina Martin

Senior Director Economic & Commercial Policy

Department of Treasury and Finance

Government – Economics


Hannah Clee

Senior Policy Lawyer

Department of Attorney General and Justice

Government – Legal

The Valuation Board of Review considers objections to decisions of the Valuer General, usually for rating purposes.

To find out more, go to the Valuation Board of Review website.

Last updated: 19 February 2016

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