Keep Top End Coasts Healthy (KTECH) has developed a submission to the Northern Territory Parks Masterplan 2022-52 community consultation.
NT parks and reserves provide a vital haven for native wildlife and are highly valued as a place to spend time outdoors, camping and fishing, and enjoying time with family and friends. They are the backbone for the Territory’s tourism industry and core to its economic success. However, they are under threat from feral animals, environmental weeds and uncontrolled wildfires, along with climate change, industrial development and pollution.
The final NT Parks Masterplan can be the turning point for the NT. However, such an ambitious plan must be matched by ambitious funding to deliver what Top End nature and culture needs, and what Territorians want for their coastal backyard.