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Stage 2: Tennant Creek Future Land Use Plan

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is inviting the Tennant Creek community to help shape future land use in the township by providing comment on the a draft Land Use Plan.

“The second stage of public consultation is commencing now, and allows for comment and input on the draft Land Use Plan.  The draft was prepared by taking into account community feedback and background investigations from the first stage of consultation in late 2017,”.

“The draft Land Use Plan has built on previous work and studies. It has also considered current and future land uses, including community land needs, transport and infrastructure planning, as well as environmental and heritage values,” said David Ritchie, Chair of the Northern Territory Planning Commission.

The Plan identifies the land requirements to support future growth.  It identifies land for urban residential and industrial purposes, and reinforces the importance of Paterson Street  as the main retail and commercial centre of Tennant Creek.

The Plan further seeks to reinforce the role of  established public open spaces in and surrounding the town, while ensuring that the future land requirements for other community uses are catered for.

The Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region is central to many of the Territory’s mineral deposits, and the town is strategically positioned to provide expansion for an important range of services to support broader regional development.

Tennant Creek itself cultivates a relaxed lifestyle through a range of recreational reserves, art and craft galleries, hertitage precincts, a town pool and Lake Mary Ann.  The Plan aims to strengthen these features.

Anyone interested in becoming involved is invited to visit us at the Tennant Creek show and attend our community open day at Civic Hall on Wednesday, 1 August 2018 from 3.00pm to 7.00pm.  Further details are available online at

The closing date for submissions is 17 August 2018.