Information and Newsletters

Eastern Curlews arriving at Lee Point late August from the arctic circle ie. Siberia. They make an amazing ~20,000km migration every year, leaving in Mar-Apr and returning Aug-Sept.

 

INFORMATION

Overarching document – Planning for Lee Point links to many sources of and explains why Darwin needs the NT Planning Commission to develop a comprehensive Area Plan for Lee Point/Binybara. This needs to happen before any significant development. 

 

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Year in Images – What happened in: 2021, 2022, 2023

 

Lee Point – Survey of potential candidates for 2024 election

Potential candidates were asked if elected, “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing project at Lee Point until the (independent) NT Planning Commission has completed a comprehensive Area Plan for the Lee Point peninsula that reflects the needs and wishes of the community.”

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Lee Point queries from potential candidate survey

These queries have arisen from potential candidates running in the 2024 NT Election, from the question;

If elected: “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing project at Lee Point until the (independent) NT Planning Commission has completed a comprehensive Area Plan for the Lee Point peninsula that reflects the needs and wishes of the community.”

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Download our posters:

Save Lee Point poster

Stop Land Clearing poster

Public meeting at Lee Point 27 May 2021 with concerned residents.

Preliminary assessment of future housing at Lee Point

This paper (Oct 2020) Prelim Cost Benefit Lee Point explores sustainability and planning issues of future housing at Lee Point and focuses on the proposed Defence Housing Australia (DHA) development.

It briefly discusses the potential benefits of using most of land at Lee Point for ecotourism, acknowledges that much has changed since the Lee Point Area Plan was first introduced in 2015 and claims that Lee Point is at risk of becoming an urban sprawl from developments such as proposed by DHA. 

It concludes that Darwin residents would welcome an urban planning study for Lee Point.

Planning Issues

The Northern Territory Planning Commission was set up by the NT Parliament late 2012 to act as an independent authority in the best interests of the community. Since it was formed the NT Government has involved the Commission in every (published) Area Plan except the Lee Point Area Plan.

The 2016 Australian Government’s Smart Cities Plan encourages housing to be located near jobs and (public) transport.

The 2015 Lee Point Area Plan does not represent the wishes and needs of the community nor meet government policy.

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