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Consultation on Reforms to the NT Environmental Assessment Act

NTG is reforming  the NT Environmental Assessment Act – major reforms will :

promote ecologically sustainable development; strengthen guidelines around the types or projects requiring environmental assessment; provide a stronger focus on assessing the environmental impacts of both individual projects and at a regional level; provide greater transparency around decision making and the assessment process ; increase enforcement of environmental assessment requirements; harmonise the regulation of environmental activity on and off mining sites.

have your say on how the government can continue to sustainably manage our environment and the best way to put these reforms into place.

…for more info go to http://www.greeningnt.nt.gov.au. Written submissions can be emailed to :communications.nretas@nt.gov.au or mailed to GPO Box 3146 DARWIN NT 0801.

Consultation is open for a 6 week period, closing 17 August 2010.

Mitchell Creek Landcare Group Inc

Tonight we held our first Friends of Mitchell Creek Land-care meeting at Palmerston Library Community Room. First we  heard from Chantal Bramley, the Top End Co-ordinator of the  NT Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board about their  current role, the NRM Review and  the availability of the current Caring for Country community action grants. Finally we  discussed the  re-activating of the Land-care group and agreed to set up an interim group to handle the required immediate actions.

The Palmerston Sun assisted us by promoting our meeting via a very large headline on its front page  – and then a more detailed story on page 3 promoting our public meeting on the 25/7/10 as well!  Thanks to Susie Bertie of Top End Orienteering (TEO) who gave us a plug in their newsletter and thanks to Conor Bryne, the journalist who followed up the TEO story and who gave us such great publicity.

that’s it from me for now!!

Johnston Subdivision and conservation zoning

Did you know that the the conservation zoning for Mitchell creek in Johnston won’t be decided upon until the Stage 1 subdivision is complete and the surveying is carried out. What is left after the development will be the conservation zone! (Sue)