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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 18 What is a significant development proposal? The secondary role of the Planning Commission is to advise the Minister on significant development proposals. A significant development proposal is one that may significantly impact on: - the strategic planning of the Territory - the natural environment or existing amenity - land, adjoining land or other areas of land The Minister has the power under the Act to refer significant development proposals to the Planning Commission for assessment. When assessing a significant development proposal, the Commission must consider the objects of the Act, and the significant development report must identify and give advice about the possible impacts of the proposal on future land use and development in the Territory. Hughes and Noonamah The concepts identified in the development propose a total of 1900 hectares around the historic Hughes Airstrip and existing Noonamah District Centre. The proposal identifies urban, rural residential and rural living lots. The concepts also provide for community uses, and tourist related development associated with the historically significant Hughes Airfield. In July 2013, the Planning Commission provided its Significant Development Report to the Minister. The Commission considered the planning concepts to have merit and the potential to contribute to improved supply and diversity of accommodation in the region, subject to further land capabilities and infrastructure studies by the proponents. Submission date of report to Minister: 29 July 2013 Noonamah Ridge On 31 January 2014, the Minister requested the Planning Commission to independently assess and provide a Significant Development Report on the proposed Noonamah Ridge development. Noonamah Ridge is an area of around 2680 hectares in the rural hinterland east of Noonamah. The planning concepts in the proposal identified a range of residential lot types and densities, a local town structure providing retail, commercial and social opportunities, and open spaces incorporating significant environmental features. A Significant Development Report will be submitted to the Minister in July 2014, taking into account its work on the Draft Darwin Regional Land Use Plan. Significant Development Proposals Considering proposals in a holistic and strategic way that plans for sustainable development in the Territory