Nhulunbuy township and industrial estate
Rio Tinto, via Nhulunbuy Corporation, manages the township of Nhulunbuy, including providing town services and operating and maintaining town infrastructure.
Nhulunbuy Corporation administers building and development applications to ensure that construction and building activities are in line with the requirements of the Special Purpose Leases.
The Nhulunbuy Corporation’s Development and Compliance Officer ensures that all applications are compliant with the Corporation’s requirements and the National Construction Code of Australia incorporating the latest Building Code of Australia.
For more information related to building permits and applications, please refer to ncl.net.au/services/building
East Arnhem region
(excluding Nhulunbuy township and industrial estate)
For the purposes of the Northern Territory Planning Scheme, East Arnhem is unzoned land. On unzoned land consent is required for:
- The subdivision of land (including where the length of an intended lease, licence or other rights to occupy or use of the land exceeds 12 years; this is applicable to all section 19 agreements issued by the Northern Land Council in the East Arnhem region over 12 years in length).
- Clearing of more than one hectare of native vegetation.
The Northern Territory Government is committed to streamlining development processes and has established a Development One Stop Shop to facilitate development processes.
For the clearing of native vegetation and the subdivision of land outside Nhulunbuy, investors can draft, lodge and track the progress of an application entirely online at ntlis.nt.gov.au/planning
Information, including the statutory plans and associated guidance, can be found at: