Ministerial Statement Gregory National Park declaration
Tabled Paper 1435
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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One of the prime objectives in establishing the Park has BEEN TO CONSERVE THE AREA'S REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES OF LAND TYPES AND FLORA AND FAUNA AND TO PROTECT RARE SPECIES. The Northern Territory Cabinet approved in principle the ESTABLISHMENT OF GREGORY NATIONAL PARK ON JULY 19TH 1984. The park boundary takes in NT Portions 3650 and 3651 near T imber Cr e e k. This huge land pac kage, which includes the whole of Bullita Station and parts of Innesval e, Fitzroy, Humbert River, Auvergne and Delamare Sta t ions, all acquired for the Gregory DEVELOPMENT, WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CONSERVATION LAND Corporation on August 3rd 1989. Gregory National Park is an area of major significance for THE LOCAL ABORIGINES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AREA TO Aboriginal culture is well d o c u m e n t e d. Hand-in-hand with the p a r k's d e v elop ment, the Conservation Commission will continue its close consultation with the TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF THEIR CULTURE, VALUES AND SITES OF SIGNIFICANCE. AS PART OF THIS CONSULTATIVE PROCESS, THE COMMISSION IS RECORDING ABORIGINAL SITES OF SIGNIFICANCE AND ON REQUEST, IS ASSISTING LOCAL ABORIGINES TO APPLY FOR SITES TO BE REGISTERED. Consultations are also proceeding with a view to some art SITES BEING MADE ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. The Auvergne Stock Route within the park has been the SUBJECT OF A LAND CLAIM BUT PART OF THAT CLAIM WAS RECENTLY WITHDRAWN FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS WHICH LED TO LIVING AREAS BEING PROVIDED FOR THE CLAIMANTS. IT IS
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