Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee

The Darwin Harbour region includes Port Darwin and Shoal Bay and covers 3227km of land and water. It extends from Charles Point to Gunn Point including the estuarine areas, tributaries and catchment areas of Cox Peninsula, Woods Inlet, West Arm, Middle Arm, East Arm and the Howard River. The Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee provides advice to the Northern Territory Government through the Minister on the effective management of Darwin Harbour and its catchment to ensure a balance between; sustainable development, a working harbour important to a range of cultural, recreational and economic values, and the protection and maintenance of healthy environments and ecosystems in the harbour and its catchment, now and into the future.

The Committee will:

  • Provide advice to the Minister on the management of aquatic environments of Darwin Harbour and its catchment.
  •  Provide advice on an integrated research and monitoring plan to inform sustainable management and protect the aquatic environment and critical habitats at risk from climate change.
  •  Provide advice on and facilitate the development of annual reporting framework for Darwin Harbour’s aquatic environment; and
  •  Provide a forum to share information and provide opportunities for cooperation, and collaboration with key stakeholders and the community.

Click here to view the Committees Terms of Reference (178.8 kb).

Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee Members 2017 


Mr Nick Hanigan 

Development Manager, Paspaley Pearls Properties Pty Ltd

Mr Nigel Browne

CEO, Larrakia Development Corporation

Ms Shar Molloy

Director, Environment Centre of the Northern Territory
Sue McKinnonChairperson, Landcare NT

Mr David Ciaravolo

Executive Officer, Amateur Fisherman’s Association Northern Territory

Mr Jim Smith

Managing Director, Sea Darwin Pty Ltd

Ms Maria Kraatz

Consultant, EnviroNorth

Dr Graeme Suckling 

CEO, Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT)

Prof Karen Gibb

Professor, Charles Darwin University

Mr Alan Roe

Program Manager, Territory Natural Resource Management

Mr Terry O’Connor

CEO, Darwin Port Corporation

Dr Claire Streten

Research Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science

Mark Robertson 

Government Approvals Manager, INPEX

Ms Trish Rigby

Research and Policy Officer, Northern Land Council

Ms Shenagh Gamble

Manager Climate Change and Environment, City of Darwin

Ms Annie Andrews

Manager of Environment, Power and Water Corporation

Mr Daniel Thompson

Environment Supervisor, Conocco Phillips Australia

The table below has meeting minutes from the Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee meetings

Thursday 17 August 2017Territory Conference Room (NADT), Development House, 76 The Esplanademinutes (852.6 kb)
Friday 14 JulyTerritory Conference Room (NADT), Development House, 76 The Esplanademinutes (791.8 kb)

Last updated: 28 November 2017