Introduction and contact details

This section has information about the Northern Territory (NT) Development Consent Authority, its role, and how you can contact them. 

The Development Consent Authority was established under section 82 of the Planning Act. Read the law.

Role of the Development Consent Authority

Each division of the Development Consent Authority determines development applications within their area. 

Outside of the division areas the consent authority is the Minister for Lands and Planning.

A division of the Development Consent Authority can also be appointed to hold public hearings on behalf of the minister, or may hold a reporting body hearing on behalf of the minister.

In these cases the Development Consent Authority is not the decision maker.

Division areas

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

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

Contact the authority

Contact the Development Consent Authority by either emailing or phoning the office of the chairman.

Chairman/Secretary
Development Consent Authority
GPO Box 1680, Darwin, NT 0801
Phone: (08) 8999 6044 
Fax: (08) 8999 6055 
development.consentauthority@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 28 November 2017