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Last Advertising of Applications for 2020


The last advertisement of development applications for 2020 will be in the NT News and Tennant & District Times on Friday 27 November 2020, and in the Katherine Times on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

For planning scheme amendments, rezonings, concurrent applications and designated developments (prescribed by section 7 of the Planning Regulations 2000), the last advertisement for 2020 (for the first of two adverts) will run on Friday 13 November 2020 (except for Katherine, which would be Wednesday 11 November 2020).

The first advertisement for all applications for 2021 will be Friday 22 January (Katherine Wednesday 20 January).

The DCA meeting calendar for 2021 is now available at



Date Added: 21/09/2018

New Planning Laws Commence Friday 31 July 2020

The NT Planning Scheme 2020 commenced on Friday 31 July 2020 and is now in effect. Amendments to the Planning Act 1999 and Planning Regulations 2000 also commenced on Friday 31 July 2020.


The new planning scheme can be viewed at, and the amended Act and Regulations at


Changes to the Development Applications Online system to reflect the new planning system will take effect from Monday 3 August 2020. If you experience any technical difficulties please report these to the Planning Reform team on 08 8999 8963 or


If you have any questions regarding your existing development application, please contact Development Assessment Services on 08 8999 6046 or

Date Added: 30/07/2020

Credit Card Payments

Development Assessment Services are no longer able to receive payments by email using the Credit Card authorisation forms found on our webpage. We are able to receive payment by Credit Card over the phone, so please call us on 8999 6046 if you wish to make payment using this method. Our preference, where available, is for applications to be paid for online. Thank you 

Date Added: 04/03/2020