I support the NT Government’s commitment to introducing modern and effective environmental laws for the Northern Territory.
Territorians know how incredible our coasts and seas are, and how important they are to our enviable way of life, our culture and our livelihoods.
Yet our Top End coasts and seas have seen a legacy of destructive impacts from industrial activities like the toxic McArthur River mine, ongoing impacts to Darwin Harbour and the inappropriate Port Melville development.
With big development pressure intensifying every year we don’t want a repeat of past mistakes that cost the Territory dearly.
The draft laws represent an important step forward for environmental protection in the Territory. I urge you to stay the course on your commitment to deliver fair and effective environmental protection laws.