Project development framework

The Northern Territory project development framework (NTPDF) aims to ensure that government facilitated and funded projects are developed, evaluated and progressed through a consistent framework which enhances transparency and public accountability, and maximises outcomes and public benefit of government expenditure.

The framework relies principally on a considered and detailed project assessment informing the delivery options and investment decision for each project.

The NTPDF applies to capital projects that are Northern Territory (NT) Government funded or require some level of NT Government support, whether they are projects funded through the government capital works program or government facilitated strategic projects. This includes cash and non-cash contributions of $30 million and over towards and / or associated with the project (for example, land).

Detailed guidance material has been developed to support the NTPDF which incorporates templates for a strategic business case and a subsequent detailed business case.

Get the framework and templates.

Project development framework PDF (583.6 KB)
Project development framework DOCX (986.6 KB)

Strategic business case template PDF (421.1 KB)
Strategic business case template DOCX (767.4 KB)

Detailed business case template PDF (467.2 KB)
Detailed business case template DOCX (777.6 KB)

For more information contact Economic Innovation by phone 08 8999 6035 or email

Last updated: 15 November 2019

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