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Annual Report 2013/2014 Northern Territory Planning Commission



Annual Report 2013/2014 Northern Territory Planning Commission

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PMS 401 PMS Cool Grey 11 PMS 173 Northern Territory Planning Commission | Annual Report 201314 15 The site is currently a research facility for practices in agriculture, horticulture and cattle breeding. After investigations into a higher and better use for the site, the Planning Commission prepared a Berrimah Farm Area Plan that caters for: - residential uses - a multi user research precinct - community and education facilities The mixed use proposal preserves existing facilities at the Berrimah Research Farm and acknowledges the existing road network in providing a precinct to cater for a multiuser facility comprising both government and private sector based research. Education and aged care facilities will also cater for future population growth. The Berrimah Farm Area Plan was exhibited as a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment in May 2014. Milestones Achieved - Complete plan: 9 May 2014 Berrimah Farm Berrimah Farm is centrally located between Darwin and Palmerston, and close to major transport corridors such as the Stuart Highway and Tiger Brennan Drive. It is also close to East Arm, a strategic industrial estate that includes the Port of Darwin. The Urban Densification Strategy is aimed at the efficient use of land, and the efficient use of services and infrastructure that support land use. Such a strategy aims to create well-planned pockets of activity that play a role in improving peoples lifestyle, and also create sustainable communities. The strategy: - identifies opportunities for the efficient use of land to accommodate population growth - manages growth carefully to create livable urban areas that foster a successful economic and social exchange - clarifies where urban densification can be expected - allows for improved infrastructure planning and delivery - clarifies that densification should not occur in random locations The Planning Commission is reviewing Northern Territory Planning Principles and Guidelines for Urban Infill. These principles could be used to assess rezoning proposals and generally support the development of Area Plans for specific localities. It is anticipated that a review of these Planning Principles and Guidelines for Urban Infill will be completed in December 2014. Urban Densification Strategy