The Northern Territory Attorney-General John Elferink will be pushing for amendments to methamphetamines legislation when parliament resumes tomorrow.

Mr Elferink wants the use and trafficking of the drug to be considered a more serious crime than it currently is.

"People who peddle in this particular nasty drug will face the same sort of penalty they would if they were peddling heroin," Mr Elferink said.

The government is also planning changes to the pastoral lands act, which would allow producers to run non-pastoral enterprises on their land for up to 30 years.

Mr Elferink said the changes would increase commercial development opportunities, including horticulture enterprises.

The government will also introduce the personal planning bill into parliament this week.

The legislation would allow Territorians to determine their future medical treatment.

Mr Elferink said the bill would allow people to leave instructions for their medical care if they lose their mental capacity.

"Primarily senior Territorians will be interested in it," Mr Elferink said.

"I certainly know that I'll be taking advantage of this legislation once this legislation has been rolled out to make arrangements for my own incapacity should it ever occur."

Controversial changes to the Local Government Act are expected to be keenly debated in sittings starting tomorrow.

The Government plans to re-badge the Territory's unpopular "super shires" as regional councils with paid positions for "local authorities".

Independent Member for Nelson, Gerry Wood, said he is concerned about how the new worker positions would be funded.

"Those local authorities will be made up of 10 - 14 people and my concern is that where is that money going to come from when a lot of these councils are struggling financially to raise their own revenue," Mr Wood said.

The Opposition said it will also focus on the local government legislation.

Labor spokesman Michael Gunner said it shows the Country Liberals have broken election commitments.

"Instead of keeping their promise to change local government, all they're doing is renaming it," Mr Gunner said.

"And that's a broken promise to Territorians and that's especially a broken promise to people in the bush where Terry Mills told them he'd make a change to local government; instead Adam Giles is breaking that promise."