SUBMISSION: Draft declaration to ban seabed mining in the NT 2021

Today we submit our own comments on the draft declaration to prohibit subsea mining in the NT, along with 271 Territorians who signed our petition in support of the ban. We commend the Gunner Government for listening to the evidence, and the people of the Northern Territory.

Vision for Territory Parks welcome

Today’s announcement for an NT Parks Masterplan has been welcomed by The Keep Top End Coasts Healthy Alliance as it provides an opportunity to turn the Territory into a leader on coasts. There is much greater potential to grow the Northern Territory’s marine and coastal tourism economy, and parks and reserves can play a key role. 


Keep Top End Coasts Healthy and the Environment Centre NT urge the Planning Commission and the Northern Territory Government to consider our recommendations and create a new vision for the Gunn Point Peninsula, taking advantage of the significant cultural and environmental values of the region.

Seabed mining banned in the NT - A win for our coasts!

Keep Top End Coasts Healthy welcomes the Northern Territory Government's announcement to ban seabed mining in the NT. 

Passion for Plastics

We sat down with Shane Smith to chat to him about his passion for plastic pollution and how it has motivated him to create art and volunteer with Keep Top End Coasts Healthy. 

MEDIA RELEASE: Failed court case leaves no one accountable for toxic mess in the Harbour

Keep Top End Coasts Healthy has today expressed concern over the failed prosecution of the owners and masters of a cargo ship following a major oil spill in Darwin Harbour on 19 August 2016. The NT environment Protection Agency has failed to prosecute and today, Local Court Judge John Neill dismissed the case. 


A significant milestone is approaching – on 5 March 2021 the NT Government will decide on whether to extend or lift the Moratorium on seabed mining, or to ban it permanently in the Top End.  Seabed mining, if allowed, would devastate the Top End’s unique coasts and seas, culture, livelihoods and fishing lifestyle.

Gularri - a celebration of Yolŋu gapu (water) knowledge

Sylvia Nulpinditj, Yolŋu emerging leader, a presenter for Yolŋu Radio, and traditional artist shares a story of her mother’s people’s knowledge, heritage and history of gapu (water).

Media Release: It’s time for the Chief Minister to fund his election commitment for our Coasts

In the lead up to the NT Budget, the Keep Top End Coasts Healthy alliance is calling on the NT Government to deliver on its election promise and allocate the necessary funding to implement the Plan for our Coasts.

Media Release: Seabed mining an unacceptable risk to Top End coasts

Conservation groups and tourism operators are calling for a permanent ban on seabed mining in the Top End, saying it would have an unacceptable impact on the Top End’s unique coastal waters, tourism and fishing lifestyle. 

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