Designing Better

Designing Better cover image - sylistic building and landscaping plan with NTPC logo and text: DESIGNING BETTER
Ideas for Improving Mixed Use and Residential Apartment Developments

The Designing Better Project is a suite of suggestions by the Northern Territory Planning Commission that specifically relates to apartment and mixed use buildings.

Designing Better is Territory-wide in scope and seeks to encourage and enable residential apartment and mixed use buildings in the Northern Territory to:

  • respond to context and celebrate local and regional differences;

  • respond to climate and contribute to the Territory’s built form character;

  • embrace Innovation through flexible, best practice design solutions; and

  • make great places that provide meaningful, vibrant and liveable spaces for people.

This project draws upon feedback received from the community and industry through other projects and targets a number of key design elements for improvement.

The Designing Better project will ultimately inform revised development requirements in the Northern Territory Planning Scheme and be complemented by the locality-specific guidance of Area Plans.

The Discussion Paper document is a working draft for consultation.

Send your feedback and queries to the NT Planning Commission:

  • by email ntpc@nt.gov.au

  • by post to GPO Box 1680 Darwin NT 0801

  • or call the project team on 8924 7540

Your input and comment by 1 November 2019 is encouraged and appreciated.

The Designing Better Project is a suite of suggestions by the Northern Territory Planning Commission that specifically relates to apartment and mixed use buildings.

Designing Better is Territory-wide in scope and seeks to encourage and enable residential apartment and mixed use buildings in the Northern Territory to:

  • respond to context and celebrate local and regional differences;

  • respond to climate and contribute to the Territory’s built form character;

  • embrace Innovation through flexible, best practice design solutions; and

  • make great places that provide meaningful, vibrant and liveable spaces for people.

This project draws upon feedback received from the community and industry through other projects and targets a number of key design elements for improvement.

The Designing Better project will ultimately inform revised development requirements in the Northern Territory Planning Scheme and be complemented by the locality-specific guidance of Area Plans.

The Discussion Paper document is a working draft for consultation.

Send your feedback and queries to the NT Planning Commission:

  • by email ntpc@nt.gov.au

  • by post to GPO Box 1680 Darwin NT 0801

  • or call the project team on 8924 7540

Your input and comment by 1 November 2019 is encouraged and appreciated.