Submission to the Inquiry into the Middle Arm Industrial Precinct
Posted by Adele Pedder · October 30, 2023 9:32 AM
The capital city Darwin is surrounded by the waters of the Harbour, providing a beautiful backdrop to the daily lives of local and the centerpiece of the tourist experience. The scale of the proposed Middle Arm industrial development will dwarf anything we’ve seen before and this submission outlines concerns that we will witness unprecedented impacts and decline to the Harbour’s values. We must invite only clean, sustainable, and genuinely renewable industries into our coastal backyard and refuse the proposed petrochemical industries, not only for our Harbour, but also to not accelerate climate change.
Media Release: New Parks Masterplan 2023 - 2053 could be a win win for tourism, fishing and marine life
Posted by Connor Slight · March 07, 2023 1:18 PM
Top End conservationists, fishers and tourism operators have welcomed the release of the NT Government’s Parks Masterplan 2023 - 2053, but warn that law reform and increased investment are needed if the Plan is to deliver what Top End nature and tourism needs.
The Parks Masterplan demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting our unique Top End lifestyle, built around one of the last intact tropical marine and coastal regions in the world.
Media Release: Dolphins, turtles & sawfish win crucial reprieve with NT Barramundi export licence withdrawal
Posted by Connor Slight · February 08, 2023 4:36 PM
MEDIA RELEASE 1 February 2023
Conservation groups have welcomed the Northern Territory Government’s decision to withdraw its application for accreditation as a Wildlife Trade Operation (WTO), which would enable the export of seafood from the Territory’s barramundi fishery.
Media Release: Top End coasts a winner with Federal investment
Posted by Connor Slight · December 15, 2022 7:39 AM
Top End conservationists, fishers and Traditional Owners have welcomed the Federal Government’s budget allocation to marine protection in the Northern Territory, but have warned that a greater investment is needed if we are to secure the unique cultural, conservation and fishing values of the Top End’s coasts.
Congratulations to the new Chief Minister Natasha Fyles!
Posted by Connor Slight · June 14, 2022 12:47 PM
Congratulations to Natasha Fyles on your new role as Chief Minister!
From the opposition benches on 24 July 2016, Natasha Fyles led Labor's announcement for a strong plan to protect NT coasts as well as deliver a strong management plan for Limmen Bight Marine Park, amongst others. This was a pivotal moment for the health of the Top End.
Almost 6 years later, Minister Fyles is leading the NT Government and we are well down the path of delivering on this plan, but with more work to be done.
We look forward to continuing our work with the Chief Minister and her new Cabinet for our coasts.
Media Release: NT Circular Economy Strategy 2022-27
Posted by Connor Slight · April 28, 2022 6:18 PM
An alliance of leading environmental groups have welcomed the release of the Northern Territory Government’s NT Circular Economy Strategy 2022-2027, describing it as an important step towards cleaning up the territory’s rivers and coasts.
MEDIA RELEASE: Environment groups welcome ambitious draft NT Parks Masterplan
Posted by Connor Slight · April 20, 2022 7:25 AM
The Keep Top End Coasts Healthy alliance has welcomed the release of the NT Government’s draft Parks Masterplan 2052 but warns that an increase in investment is needed if its ambitious goals are to be met.