Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect
Tabled Paper 999
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Marshall Perron
Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.
- 1 0 OUR SOIL CONSERVATION STRATEGY WILL TAKE FULL ACCOUNT OF THE NATIONAL SOIL CONSERVATION STRATEGY RELEASED IN 1988 ON HOW LAND DEGRADATION WILL BE TACKLED IN AUSTRALIA. THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY INCLUDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT, RESOURCE EVALUATION, LAND USE PLANNING, RESEARCH, EXTENSION, CO-OPERATION AND CO-ORDINATION, AND MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTATIVE PROGRAMS. M R SPEAKER, IN ORDER TO ENSURE SUSTAINED UTILISATION OF OUR RESOURCES, WE MUST IDENTIFY THEIR EXTENT AND VALUE AND WEIGH THESE ASPECTS AGAINST THE BENEFITS OF PARTICULAR TYPES OF DEVELOPMENTS IN PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENTS. IN THE CASE OF OUR COASTAL RESOURCES, FOR EXAMPLE, IT MAKES SENSE TO RESTRICT DEVELOPMENT TO USES WHICH REQUIRE A COASTAL LOCATION. THIS APPROACH HAS ALREADY BEEN LAID OUT IN GENERAL TERMS IN THE GOVERNMENT'S COASTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY OF 1985. MORE RECENTLY, THE SPECIFIC ISSUE OF MANGROVE CONSERVATION, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN DARWIN HARBOUR HAS RECEIVED ATTENTION. MANGROVES PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE FUNCTIONING OF OUR NEARSHORE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AND SUPPORT VALUABLE COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHERIES. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EARLY ATTENTION BE GIVEN TO MANGROVES IN DARWIN HARBOUR BECAUSE THE PRESSURES OF DEVELOPMENT AFFECT THE HARBOUR SOONER THAN OTHER COASTAL AREAS.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.
We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
You are welcome to provide further information or feedback about this item by emailing TerritoryStories@nt.gov.au