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Integrated strategic plan for Darwin

The Property Council of Australia’s Northern Territory Division has long advocated the need for a comprehensive, integrated plan for the Greater Darwin area. 

Darwin City Centre Master Plan

We are at a critical stage of the Darwin City Centre’s development and the time is right for City of Darwin and the Northern Territory Government to commence implementation of the master plan for the City Centre so that Darwin can become not only an attractive alternative for international business, but also Australia’s gateway to the economies and cultures of Southeast Asia. 

Darwin City Centre Must Be the Primary Employment and Entertainment Hub

The Property Council has long advocated the view that the Darwin City Centre needs to be the primary employment and entertainment hub for the greater Darwin region.

Northern Australia White Paper

The Federal Government is close to finalising the Development of Northern Australia White Paper that will drastically shape the future of Northern Australia. The Property Council supports and encourages the Federal and NT Governments in this continuing endeavour and looks forward to action and implementation. 

Business Tenancies Act

When the Business Tenancies (Fair Dealings) Act was implemented the legislation and regulation was expanded to include nonretail professional businesses and services. This has meant there was an onerous regulatory burden on the businesses of both landlords and tenants.   

Height, setback and volumetric controls

The current height limits, setback controls, and volumetric controls requirements need to be fixed to ensure that future buildings can be designed in a way that encourages high-rise developments to be commercially viable throughout the Darwin City Centre Core and the Perimeter. In order to ensure that it is commercially viable to construct high-rise buildings across the entire Darwin City Centre, we believe that the planning scheme must have appropriate Volumetric and Setback Controls in place. If Darwin is to be a well performing city, it must have a high level of residential, commercial, and retail activity throughout the City Centre.

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