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Our Chief Executive

John Coleman

John Coleman has over 35 years experience in the Northern Territory Public Sector with 12 years as Senior Ministerial Officer in numerous portfolio areas including Treasury.

Agency experience includes Primary Industry, Fisheries, Mines and Energy, Parks and Wildlife, Tourism, Sacred Sites Authority, Corrections, Health, Public Service Commission, Archives, Museums, Police Fire and Emergency Services, Racing and Gaming, TIO, Asian Relations and Trade and Lands and Planning.

Over the past 6 years John has overseen the operations of the Land Development Corporation as General Manager, as well as remaining part of the Executive within the Department of Lands and Planning.

This role has seen John been involved in the strategic planning for key developments such as the Gas Task Force, Major Projects, Defence Estate negotiations, Marine Supply Base, Alcan G3, Trans Territory Pipeline, Conoco Philips Gas Plan and Inpex onshore plan and support site negotiations.

John held the post of Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Minister and then returned to the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment as Executive Director, Economic Development.

John was appointed Chief Executive of the Department and this Corporation in April 2013.



Postal Address

Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment
GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801


5th Floor
Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

General Enquiries Ph: (08) 8999 5511

Please Note: The government switch is (08) 8999 5511.
Unless stated otherwise, business hours are 8:00am - 4.21pm Monday to Friday.

International callers: If you are calling from outside Australia you will need to dial your local International Dialling Code first, followed by the Australian Country Code (61), then the number listed without the leading 0.