Development Consent Authority (DCA)

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.

Annual report

Read the DCA Annual Report 2020-21 PDF (7.6 MB).


Development Consent Authority
GPO Box 1680, Darwin, NT 0801

Phone: 08 8999 6044

Last updated: 28 March 2022

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