Greater Holtze Area Plan

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The Northern Territory Planning Commission is progressing to the next phase of planning for Greater Holtze with the release of a draft Greater Holtze Area Plan for consultation and feedback.

The Greater Holtze district includes Holtze, Kowandi, Howard Springs North and Holtze North localities.

This project follows the Northern Territory Planning Commission’s development of the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan and is the next step towards guiding the supply of land for the future growth of Greater Darwin.

The Greater Holtze Area Plan (GHAP) will shape the growth of the district into the future. It will support a strategy of maintaining a supply of serviced land for development and identifying areas of environmental and/or social benefit.

Greater Holtze will be a liveable, affordable and sustainable community for everyone.

Greater Holtze will:

  • be an active community with a valued local identity;
  • be an urban environment that reflects the natural features, with links into the natural landscape and dedicated green spaces;
  • include a well utilised Green Corridor that connects destinations as the spine of Greater Holtze;
  • include neighbourhoods that support walkability and viable alternatives to the automobile for functional short trips to destinations or extended recreational journeys within a broader network; and
  • enable development that supports sustainable outcomes

What is an Area Plan?

An Area Plan is part of the strategic framework that forms part of the NT Planning Scheme. Area Plans establish a further level of detailed guidance, including concepts, and contain principles and objectives for the future development of particular areas.

The additional guidance from an Area Plan will give certainty and confidence to all stakeholders, the community, industry and decision-makers confidence about planning for the future changes to land use.

It is a long-term plan that provides for urban growth in key locations, supports rural land uses and protects environmental and cultural assets within the district.

Area Plans do not alter existing use rights and land can continue to be used in accordance with the current land use zone.

Area Plans also do not automatically rezone land. If a landowner wants to develop in accordance with the Area Plan the landowner must first rezone the land by applying to the Minister responsible for administering the Planning Act 1999.

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is progressing to the next phase of planning for Greater Holtze with the release of a draft Greater Holtze Area Plan for consultation and feedback.

The Greater Holtze district includes Holtze, Kowandi, Howard Springs North and Holtze North localities.

This project follows the Northern Territory Planning Commission’s development of the Holtze to Elizabeth River Subregional Land Use Plan and is the next step towards guiding the supply of land for the future growth of Greater Darwin.

The Greater Holtze Area Plan (GHAP) will shape the growth of the district into the future. It will support a strategy of maintaining a supply of serviced land for development and identifying areas of environmental and/or social benefit.

Greater Holtze will be a liveable, affordable and sustainable community for everyone.

Greater Holtze will:

  • be an active community with a valued local identity;
  • be an urban environment that reflects the natural features, with links into the natural landscape and dedicated green spaces;
  • include a well utilised Green Corridor that connects destinations as the spine of Greater Holtze;
  • include neighbourhoods that support walkability and viable alternatives to the automobile for functional short trips to destinations or extended recreational journeys within a broader network; and
  • enable development that supports sustainable outcomes

What is an Area Plan?

An Area Plan is part of the strategic framework that forms part of the NT Planning Scheme. Area Plans establish a further level of detailed guidance, including concepts, and contain principles and objectives for the future development of particular areas.

The additional guidance from an Area Plan will give certainty and confidence to all stakeholders, the community, industry and decision-makers confidence about planning for the future changes to land use.

It is a long-term plan that provides for urban growth in key locations, supports rural land uses and protects environmental and cultural assets within the district.

Area Plans do not alter existing use rights and land can continue to be used in accordance with the current land use zone.

Area Plans also do not automatically rezone land. If a landowner wants to develop in accordance with the Area Plan the landowner must first rezone the land by applying to the Minister responsible for administering the Planning Act 1999.

Page last updated: 08 Dec 2022, 10:16 AM