You may need a building permit if you intend to undertake building work in the Northern Territory. A building permit sets conditions on the construction, demolition or alterations of a building. It details your building work and states that your plans are lawful before construction begins.
You may also be required to hold a developmental permit or planning permit, if your project is either of the following:
- a building type or land that requires consent under the NT Planning Scheme
- or permitted by the NT Planning Scheme but does not meet the scheme requirement.
Depending on the nature of building or development you are proposing, you may also need other permits and approvals, such as:
- local council permits
- storm-water drainage
- environmental assessments
- approval for connections to services like roads, power, water or sewerage.
You should discuss your project with a building professional to ensure you are complying with all your obligations.