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    NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA
    Planning Act - sections 54 and 55
    DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
    DP18/0131
    DESCRIPTION OF LAND THE SUBJECT OF THE PERMIT
    Lot 03940
    Town of Darwin
    25 MITCHELL ST, DARWIN CITY
    APPROVED PURPOSE
    To use and develop the land for the purpose of a 3 - storey underground carpark (450 spaces), in
    accordance with the attached schedule of conditions and the endorsed plans.
    VARIATIONS GRANTED
    Nil.
    BASE PERIOD OF THE PERMIT
    Subject to the provisions of sections 58, 59 and 59A of the Planning Act, this permit will lapse two
    years from the date of issue.
    DAWN PARKES
    Delegate
    Development Consent Authority
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    DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
    DP18/0131
    SCHEDULE OF CONDITIONS
    CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
    1. Prior to the endorsement of plans and prior to the commencement of works (including site
    preparation, but excluding any Archaeological Investigations required by the Heritage Branch,
    DTC), the applicant is to provide in principle approval from the Power and Water Corporation
    (Water Services) for any proposed building encroachment within the sewerage easement at the
    rear southern corner of the site.
    2. Prior to the endorsement of plans and prior to the commencement of works (including site
    preparation, but excluding any Archaeological Investigations required by the Heritage Branch,
    DTC), a landscape plan to the satisfaction of the consent authority must be submitted to and
    approved by the consent authority.When approved, the plan will be endorsed and will then form
    part of the permit. The plan must be drawn to scale with dimensions and must show:
    a) a survey (including botanical names) of all existing vegetation to be retained and/or removed;
    b) details of surface finishes of pathways and driveways;
    c) a planting schedule of all proposed trees, shrubs and ground covers, including botanical
    names, common names, pot sizes, sizes at maturity, and quantities of each plant;
    d) provision of an in ground irrigation system to all landscaped areas;
    e) details of any proposed lighting;
    f) details of any public facilities;
    g) provision for hosting public events; and
    h) provision of bicycle racks at surface level.
    All species selected must be to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    3. Prior to the endorsement of plans and prior to the commencement of works (including site
    preparation, but excluding any Archaeological Investigations required by the Heritage Branch,
    DTC), a traffic impact assessment report is to be prepared by a suitably qualified traffic engineer
    with attention to vehicular, pedestrian, cyclist and public transport issues, including:
    a) an assessment of the suitability for access from Herbert Street, Bennet Street and Mitchell
    Street which considers pre and post development volumes; and
    b) details of the extent to which the carpark will be utilised as a public or private car park and
    the intent of its occupancy in terms of short term (High turnover or all day parking).
    The report should identify any necessary upgrades to the surrounding street network to the
    requirements of the City of Darwin, to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    4. Prior to the endorsement of plans and prior to the commencement of works (including site
    preparation, but excluding any Archaeological Investigations required by the Heritage Branch,
    DTC), a schematic plan demonstrating the on-site collection of stormwater and its discharge
    into the City of Darwin’s stormwater drainage system shall be submitted to and approved by the
    City of Darwin, to the satisfaction of the consent authority. The plan shall include details of site
    levels and Council’s stormwater drain connection point/s. The plan shall also indicate how
    stormwater will be collected on the site and connected underground to Council’s system.
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    5. Prior to the commencement of works (including site preparation, but excluding any Archaeological
    Investigations required by the Heritage Branch, DTC), a qualified person experienced in the
    investigation and assessment of contaminated land, must provide clearance that the grounds
    of the site are free of contaminants. This clearance will form part of this permit and must be
    provided to the Environment Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,
    to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    6. Prior to the commencement of works (including site preparation, but excluding any Archaeological
    Investigations required by the Heritage Branch, DTC), a Construction Environmental Management
    Plan (CEMP) for the management and operation of the use must be prepared to the requirements
    of an independent suitably qualified professional and submitted to and approved by the consent
    authority upon the advice of City of Darwin. When approved, the CEMP will be endorsed and
    will then form part of the permit. The use must at all times be conducted in accordance with the
    endorsed plan. The CEMP must include:
    (a) waste management;
    (b) traffic control;
    (c) haulage routes;
    (d) stormwater drainage;
    (e) use of City of Darwin land; and
    (e) day to day management requirements for the use.
    7. Prior to the commencement of works (including site preparation, but excluding any Archaeological
    Investigations required by the Heritage Branch, DTC), the applicant is to prepare a dilapidation
    report covering infrastructure within the road reserve to the requirements of the City of Darwin,
    to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    GENERAL CONDITIONS
    8. The works carried out under this permit shall be in accordance with the drawings endorsed as
    forming part of this permit.
    9. The use and/ or development as shown on the endorsed plans must not be altered without the
    further consent of the consent authority.
    10.Any developments on or adjacent to any easements on site shall be carried out to the
    requirements of the relevant service authority to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    11.The owner of the land must enter into agreements with the relevant authorities for the provision
    of water supply, drainage, sewerage and electricity facilities to the land shown on the endorsed
    plan in accordance with the authorities' requirements and relevant legislation at the time.
    12.Stormwater is to be collected and discharged into the drainage network to the technical standards
    of and at no cost to City of Darwin to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    13.The kerb crossovers and driveways to the site approved by this permit are to meet the technical
    standards of City of Darwin, to the satisfaction of the consent authority. The owner shall:
    (a) remove disused vehicle and/ or pedestrian crossovers;
    (b) provide footpaths/cycleways;
    (c) collect stormwater and discharge it to the drainage network; and
    (d) undertake reinstatement works.
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    All to the technical requirements of and at no cost to the City of Darwin, to the satisfaction of the
    consent authority.
    14.Before the use of the development starts, the areas set-aside for the parking of vehicles and
    access lanes as shown on the endorsed plans must be:
    (a) constructed;
    (b) properly formed to such levels that they can be used in accordance with the plans;
    (c) surfaced with an all-weather-seal coat;
    (d) drained;
    (e) line marked to indicate each car space and all access lanes; and
    (f) clearly marked to show the direction of traffic along access lanes and driveways
    to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    Car spaces, access lanes and driveways must be kept available for these purposes at all times.
    15.Before the use of the development starts, the landscaping works shown on the endorsed plans
    must be carried out and completed to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    16.The landscaping shown on the endorsed plans must be maintained to the satisfaction of the
    consent authority, including that any dead, diseased or damaged plants are to be replaced.
    17.No fence, hedge, tree or other obstruction exceeding a height of 0.6m is to be planted or erected
    so that it would obscure sight lines at the junction of the driveway and the public street.
    18.All pipes, fixtures, fittings and vents servicing any building on the site must be concealed in
    service ducts or otherwise hidden from view to the satisfaction of the consent authority.
    19.Storage for waste bins is to be provided to the requirements of the City of Darwin to the
    satisfaction of the consent authority.
    20.Appropriate soil erosion, sediment and dust control measures must be effectively implemented
    throughout the construction stage of the development and all disturbed soil surfaces must be
    suitably stabilised against erosion at completion of works, to the satisfaction of the consent
    authority.
    21.Dust control measures must be employed throughout the construction stage of the development
    to the requirements of the Environment division of the Department of Environment and Natural
    Resources, to the satisfaction of the consent authority
    NOTES
    1. The Power and Water Corporation advises that the Water and Sewer Services Development
    Section (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Power Network Engineering Section
    (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) should be contacted via email a minimum of 1
    month prior to construction works commencing to determine the Corporation’s servicing
    requirements, and the need for upgrading of on-site and/or surrounding infrastructure
    2. Notwithstanding the approved plans, any proposed works (including landscaping and awnings)
    within the City of Darwin’s road reserve is subject to approval and shall meet all requirements
    to the satisfaction of the City of Darwin, at no cost to Council.
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    3. Notwithstanding the approved plans, all signage is subject to City of Darwin approval, at no cost
    of Council.
    4. The City of Darwin advises that all street trees shall be protected at all times during construction.
    Any tree on a footpath, which is damaged or removed during construction, shall be replaced, to
    the satisfaction of the General Manager Infrastructure, City of Darwin. A Tree Protection Zone
    (TPZ) shall be constructed for all existing trees to be retained within the development, in
    accordance with Australian Standards – AS 4970-2009 “Protection of Trees on Development
    Sites”.
    5. A “Permit to Work Within a Road Reserve” will be required from the City of Darwin before
    commencement of any work within the road reserve.
    6. The permit holder is advised that it is an offence to clearing operation, cease operation and
    please phone Heritage Branch of the Department of Tourism and Culture.
    7. The permit holder is advised that the proposal may have assessment implications under the
    Waste Management and Pollution Control Act. More information can be found on the Northern
    Territory Environment Protection Authority website at: https://ntepa.nt.gov.au/waste-pollution.
    The applicant is encouraged to contact the NT EPA on (08) 8924 4218 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    8. The Environment Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources advises
    that during the excavation, the basement may fill with turbid sediment laden stormwater. The
    proponent should ensure that any pit - water discharged from the development is in accordance
    with their document Guidelines to prevent pollution from building sites.
    9. The Environment division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources advises
    that construction work should be conducted in accordance with the Authority’s Noise Guidelines
    for Development Sites in the Northern Territory. The guidelines specify that on-site construction
    activities are restricted to between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 6pm Sunday
    and Public Holidays. For construction activities outside these hours refer to the guidelines for
    further information
    10.Any proposed works which fall within the scope of the Construction Industry Long Service Leave
    and Benefits Act must be notified to NT Build by lodgement of the required Project Notification
    Form. Payment of any levy must be made prior to the commencement of any construction activity.
    NT Build should be contacted via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone on 08 89364070 to
    determine if the proposed works are subject to the Act.
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