Keep Top End Coasts Healthy has put in a submission to the NT Planning Commission on the proposed development of Gunn Peninsula and Glyde Point.
This massive industrial development would have significant harmful impacts for our coasts and the people who love them. The proposal to develop a massive port, a big industrial estate and a town of 36000 at Gunn Peninsula and Glyde Points will undo over a decade of protection of this area. This protection has meant the area currently has intact natural, cultural, fishing, lifestyle and tourism values. Putting heavy industry on the coast at Glyde Point increases the risk of major disasters including oil spills, chemical pollution and shipping accidents. The consequences of such a disaster for this area would be disastrous.