Under the Planning Act and NT Planning Scheme, the Northern Territory is divided up into areas which are covered by the NT Planning Scheme, areas which are not zoned, and areas covered by another Planning Scheme such as Jabiru, which is covered by the Jabiru Town Plan.
Those areas covered by the NT Planning Scheme are divided into various zones, each having its own requirements, including a list of activities (defined uses) that are permitted, discretionary (will require approval from the Development Consent Authority), or prohibited.
Whether or not you need approval from the Development Consent Authority (and any requirements you must meet) depends upon the zone in which your business will be located.
The Planning Scheme Business Information Finder provides you with a tailored report that includes information about properties that are covered by the NT Planning Scheme, it gives details of the zoning of your property and whether your activity is permitted, discretionary or prohibited. If your activity is permitted or discretionary the report also provides information about any conditions or requirements with which you must comply.
Choose a category and business activity from the drop-down lists below to begin.
The list of business activities below is based on the list of defined uses in the NT Planning Scheme. If your business activity is not in the list, please contact the Northern Territory Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment (08 8999 6046) to categorize your activity and obtain information on its planning requirements.
[Select a category]
Accommodation / Food
Business / Personal Services
Home Based Business
Manufacturing / Industrial
Petrol / Motor Vehicle Works
Retail / Sales
[All Business Activities]
[Select a category]
To begin, choose a category from the drop-down list that is closest to your business activity.
Then, select your business activity from the next drop-down list
Click Next to continue.