Planning for Gunn Point Peninsula

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The Northern Territory Planning Commission has started a three-stage planning process and wants to discuss planning for the future of the Gunn Point Peninsula, including the future Murrumujuk Township

The sealing of Gunn Point Road and investigations into land capability and groundwater availability have prompted a review of the land use structure identified by the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan over the Gunn Point peninsula, including the future Murrumujuk Township.

The Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan (LSLUP) is a long-term plan that provides for urban growth in key locations, supports rural land uses and protects environmental assets within the Litchfield subregion.

The LSLUP builds on the overarching direction provided by the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan (2015) to guide the future development of Darwin. Planning for the future of Darwin is informed by population and infrastructure studies with stakeholder and community feedback being a key influence.

Regional and subregional land use planning provides an opportunity for authorities like Power and Water Corporation to plan for future infrastructure services such as power, water and sewerage for the medium to far term.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently completed a comprehensive study to assess and map the biophysical resources of the Gunn Point peninsula under the Mapping the Future program.

The Mapping the Future – Gunn Point assessment focused on:

  • soil and land capability;
  • identification and distribution of biodiversity assets; and
  • groundwater availability.

The proposed updates to the LSLUP respond to land capability and limited groundwater availability by proposing a reconfiguration of some land uses and outlining the conditions for developing land.

The proposed amendment to the LSLUP includes a land use concept for the future township of Murrumujuk and draft planning principles to guide future development opportunities. This includes the development of the Murrumujuk Township being contingent upon the provision of reticulated services (town water) and in conjunction with the development of strategic industry and a deep water port at Glyde Point.

A Discussion Paper has been released and outlines key understandings of the investigations undertaken and the proposed reconfiguration of land uses. The Discussion Paper is available for download from our Document Library to the right.

A document has been prepared that details the specific changes proposed to the LSLUP. This document is called ‘Proposed Updates to Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan – Gunn Point Peninsula’. This document outlines principles and objectives to guide future development of land in the short and long-term. This document is available for download from our Document Library.


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The Northern Territory Planning Commission has started a three-stage planning process and wants to discuss planning for the future of the Gunn Point Peninsula, including the future Murrumujuk Township

The sealing of Gunn Point Road and investigations into land capability and groundwater availability have prompted a review of the land use structure identified by the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan over the Gunn Point peninsula, including the future Murrumujuk Township.

The Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan (LSLUP) is a long-term plan that provides for urban growth in key locations, supports rural land uses and protects environmental assets within the Litchfield subregion.

The LSLUP builds on the overarching direction provided by the Darwin Regional Land Use Plan (2015) to guide the future development of Darwin. Planning for the future of Darwin is informed by population and infrastructure studies with stakeholder and community feedback being a key influence.

Regional and subregional land use planning provides an opportunity for authorities like Power and Water Corporation to plan for future infrastructure services such as power, water and sewerage for the medium to far term.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently completed a comprehensive study to assess and map the biophysical resources of the Gunn Point peninsula under the Mapping the Future program.

The Mapping the Future – Gunn Point assessment focused on:

  • soil and land capability;
  • identification and distribution of biodiversity assets; and
  • groundwater availability.

The proposed updates to the LSLUP respond to land capability and limited groundwater availability by proposing a reconfiguration of some land uses and outlining the conditions for developing land.

The proposed amendment to the LSLUP includes a land use concept for the future township of Murrumujuk and draft planning principles to guide future development opportunities. This includes the development of the Murrumujuk Township being contingent upon the provision of reticulated services (town water) and in conjunction with the development of strategic industry and a deep water port at Glyde Point.

A Discussion Paper has been released and outlines key understandings of the investigations undertaken and the proposed reconfiguration of land uses. The Discussion Paper is available for download from our Document Library to the right.

A document has been prepared that details the specific changes proposed to the LSLUP. This document is called ‘Proposed Updates to Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan – Gunn Point Peninsula’. This document outlines principles and objectives to guide future development of land in the short and long-term. This document is available for download from our Document Library.


You can have your say through:

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The responses to this survey will help us to better understand:

    • how you use and what you think of the Gunn Point Peninsula now; and
    • how you would like to see the area develop in the future.

    This survey has been prepared to help you get involved in the NT Planning Commission’s project to update the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan (LSLUP), particularly as it relates to Gunn Point Peninsula and the future Township of Murrumujuk.

    The questions in the survey relate to land uses explored in the Discussion Paper, and principles and objectives to guide future development of land in the short and long-term that are detailed in the Proposed Updates to Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan – Gunn Point Peninsula.



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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    If you would like to provide a written submission to the Planning Commission about Gunn Point Peninsula and Murrumujuk Township project, you can upload it here.

    Alternatively you can send your feedback and queries to the NT Planning Commission:

    • email ntpc@nt.gov.au
    • post to GPO Box 1680 Darwin NT 0801
    • call the project team on 8924 7540

    Your input and comment by 28 August 2020 is encouraged and appreciated. 

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