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New Land Clearing Guidelines 2019 have been released

The new Land Clearing Guidelines 2019 have been released and replace the 2010 version. The Land Clearing Guidelines 2019 (effective from 12 April 2019) are designed to assist landholders and the consent authority to decide which areas are suited to development and those that should be left in their natural state to help protect the environment and maintain biodiversity. The Land Clearing Guidelines apply to all native vegetation clearing in the NT. It is recommended that you contact the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for advice when preparing an application to clear native vegetation via or call (08) 8999 3631.

Date Added: 11/04/2019

Apply for a fast-track certificate of compliance

You may be able to apply online for a fast-track certificate of compliance.

A fast-track certificate of compliance does not require a site inspection.

Developments that may be eligible include:

  • additions and alterations such as carports, garages, verandahs, shade sails
  • change of use such as internal fit out works only
  • permitted uses with minor variations ie. variation to building setbacks
  • developments in remote locations
  • sites that are difficult to access.

Instead of DAS conducting a site visit, the required information can be submitted online via photos of the completed development along with the required service authority clearances. You will also need to complete the signed declaration stating that the information you provide is accurate.

For more information on how to use this initiative please click here.


Date Added: 05/04/2019