THE Northern Territory Planning Commission last week released the draft Alice Springs Regional Land Use Plan, which aims to establish a long term vision and framework for future development in the region.
Planning Commission Chairman Gary Nairn said the draft plan is the second stage of a community feedback process that began in September with a consultation paper to start a conversation about future growth in the Alice Springs region.
"The Draft Alice Springs Regional Land Use Plan has been shaped by the first set of consultations - my thanks to everyone who came to the stakeholder workshop or made a submission," Mr Nairn said.
"The draft plan focuses on sustainability, catering for economic and community growth in balance with protection of the environment. It establishes an overarching regional framework to manage growth in anticipation rather than in retrospect.
"The draft plan will be further refined by community feedback over the coming weeks. Your comments will help us finalise a plan to submit to the Minister for consideration."
During the consultation, the Commission will speak with residents, Indigenous and community groups, and many other members of the Alice Springs community.