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Consultation on draft Nuclear Waste Transport, Storage and Disposal (Prohibition) Regulations 2019

The Government recently passed amendments to the Nuclear Waste Transport, Storage and Disposal (Prohibition) Act (the Act) to clarify the application of the Act to industries operating in waters offshore of the Northern Territory.

The draft Nuclear Waste Transport, Storage and Disposal (Prohibition) Regulations 2019 (197.1 kb) will support the changes to the Act and provide additional certainty to industry and the community.

Community feedback on the draft Regulations is invited. Submissions on the draft Regulations can be emailed to

Refer to the Nuclear Waste Transport, Storage and Disposal (Prohibition) Regulations 2019 for more information.

Northern Territory Water Regulatory Reform

The Northern Territory Government is reforming the Water Act to make sure we have a strong regulatory framework for the sustainable and accountable management of our water resources now and into the future.

The reform process has begun and there’s an opportunity for you to have your say.

A Directions Paper has been drafted to provide an overview of the existing regulatory framework, the case for reform and the proposed areas for reform.

Have your say by completing the online feedback form.

The Northern Territory Government invites you to comment on the first ever draft management program for Terminalia ferdinandiana, known more commonly as Kakadu Plum.

Aboriginal people have a long history of medicinal and customary use of Kakadu Plum, a small to medium sized tree endemic to the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia, which is becoming increasingly commercialised due to its extraordinary health benefits.

The tree is well known for having high levels of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and is also documented as having high levels of Ellagic Acid, which has anti-oxidant values; making it an attractive natural ingredient for its nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, anti-microbial and preservative values.

The document has been prepared in partnership with Charles Darwin University and EcOz Environmental consulting.

Download a copy of the draft Kakadu Plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) Management Plan (1.5 mb)

Consultation on new environment protection legislation commences

The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources has announced the release of the draft environment protection Bill and draft environment protection Regulations for public consultation.

This draft legislation introduces reforms to the Territory’s environmental impact assessment and approvals framework.

The draft Bill, draft Regulations and a suite of supporting information is available from the environmental regulatory reform consultation website.

Work to reform the Territory’s legislative framework for managing wastes, pollution, land clearing and the environmental impacts of mining is continuing.

Draft legislation to deliver improvements to that framework is expected to be released during 2019.

Last updated: 01 April 2019