Northern Territory Government Newsroom

Have your say on creating an active Central Darwin

The Northern Territory Planning Commission continues to work towards the development of an Area Plan for Central Darwin. The study area includes Frances Bay and the Waterfront, through to Cullen Bay and all areas in-between.

When complete, the Central Darwin Area Plan will provide long-term guidance for land use and development that will strengthen Central Darwin as the heart of a vibrant, functional and attractive capital city.

Chairperson of the Planning Commission, Dr David Ritchie, said an Area Plan for Central Darwin will bring together previous work and consultation to showcase the range of influences and opportunities across the area.

“Stage 2 commences today with the release of the draft Area Plan and the Commission encourages the community to be involved to help refine the future vision for Central Darwin including areas such as Frances Bay and the Old Hospital Site. The Commission is keen to hear the views of all stakeholders who work, live and visit the city,” said Dr Ritchie.

Anyone interested in being involved in shaping the future development of Central Darwin is invited to make a submission by Friday 22 February 2019.

A number of consultation events are also planned across the city including the CBD Expo held today at the Darwin Convention Centre from 9am until 3pm. Visit for full event details and to download the area plan documents.


Media – 8924 7287