Planning System Reform: Review, Reframe, Renew


The Northern Territory Government is asking for community feedback to review, reframe and renew our planning system.

Government has heard concerns from the community that the planning system is not delivering outcomes that are transparent or accountable. Territorians want a planning and development system that is open, that listens to Territorians and gives them confidence that the right planning decisions are being made.

A Discussion Paper, Building Confidence through Better Planning for the NT, has been drafted to help start the conversation around potential reform of the planning system.

This consultation process is designed to look at the planning system as a whole – from legislation and regulations, to the Department’s web content and how planning decisions are communicated to the
public. We want to understand how all Territorians interact with our planning system and where improvements can be made.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to providing the best planning system for the Territory. Planning done well is our legacy for the future and the government wants to hear your views and ideas on how we can improve planning for all Territorians.

To read the discussion paper PDF (919.3 KB) and to complete the online survey visit the Have Your Say Planning System Reform page

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