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Consultation on the draft Ti Tree Water Allocation Plan 2019-2020

The draft Ti Tree Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 (3.1 mb) is now closed for public consultation.

All submissions will be considered prior to finalising the water allocation plan.

For further information contact:
Water Resources Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Email: waterresources@nt.gov.au
Phone: 08 8999 4444

The final Ti Tree Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 is expected to be declared soon after all submissions have been assessed.

Refer to Ti Tree Water Allocation Plan page for more information.

Review of statutory weed management plans

The NT Government is asking for feedback and input into the review of the statutory weed management plans for chinee apple, mesquite, prickly acacia and neem. These are all classed as noxious weeds in the Northern Territory.

The discussion papers have been developed to encourage conversation and feedback on the review of the statutory plans. They provide an explanation on what the existing plans aim to achieve and determine if the government, alongside landholders, are reaching targets and objectives.

Consultation closed on 17 May 2019.

For further information contact the Weed Management Branch

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 2004 (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 was invited.

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

Consultation on the draft Regulations was open for public comment over a period of four weeks and closed on 31 March 2019. One confidential submission was received.

The Nuclear Waste Transport, Storage and Disposal (Prohibition) Regulations 2019 was Gazetted 13 May 2019.

Northern Territory Water Regulatory Reform

The Northern Territory Government is reforming the Water Act 1992 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.

Draft management plan for Kakadu Plum

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: 27 May 2019