Building Confidence through Better Planning for the Northern Territory: 

Review, Reframe, Renew

The Property Council of Australia welcomes the Northern Territory Government’s Review, Reframe and Renew of the NT Planning System.

We see this as an opportunity to modernise and improve efficiencies within the planning system. A balanced, logical and transparent planning system will enhance development potential and outcomes allowing improved certainty and confidence in property development and investment.

The Northern Territory Government’s management and control of the NT Planning System must be maintained.

As the NT population is small relative to other states within Australia, a central Government Planning Department is an efficient and sensible means of ensuring consistency, transparency and confidence for the planning process.

Conversely political representatives (including Local Government) can have the opposite effect on planning. Political representatives on the Development Consent Authority and Ministerial power to approve decisions that fall outside the NT Planning Scheme undermine confidence that planning is a non-political process. 

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