Annual Report 2006-2007 Department of Natural Resources Environment and the Arts
Tabled paper 1189
Tabled papers for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
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Parks - Parks and Reserves Conservation Management Programs Completed an intensive feral animal program on the Mary River National Park (proposed). Undertook fire management programs within Litchfield National Park which involved continued high level of liaison with Bushfires NT, adjoining landowners and Traditional Owners resulting in a reduced number of wildfires in the Park. Parks - Parks and Reserves Visitor Management Programs Developed management and campground facilities and completed stage one of the boat ramp development at Channel Point Coastal Reserve at a cost of $700 000, and continued regular consultation with all stakeholders. Scientific and Cultural Collections - Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory A total visitation of 240 650 people at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point. Increased attendance figures were a result of programming popular exhibitions such as the Australia under Attack 1942-1943 and National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries exhibitions, and strategic marketing initiatives. Heritage Conservation - Heritage Conservation Services Undertook a research program with public participation on the shipwreck of the Booya in Darwin Harbour in order to map the wreck site and document associated marine life. Future Priorities 2007-08: Darwin Region Arts and Screen Industry Support - Arts and Screen Sector Progress the inclusion of major public art installations in the Darwin Waterfront Project. Biological Parks - Botanic Gardens Complete phase two of the redevelopment of the Childrens Garden and Geranium Street entrance at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Design the new visitors centre to provide additional function space and display leadership in environmental design. Biological Parks - Visitor and Education Facilities Handover day to day management of Window on the Wetlands to the Limilgnan-Wulna Traditional Owners. Environment Protection - Environment Protection Agency Program Further develop a Water Quality Protection Plan for Darwin Harbour and its catchment by developing water quality objectives, a model to predict the impact of nutrient pollution on water quality and finalise the draft Stormwater Strategy. Natural Resources - Natural Resource Management Activities Continue the 17-year West Arnhem Fire Management Agreement with project partners to abate greenhouse gas emissions from savanna burning in West Arnhem Land. Scientific and Cultural Collections - Herbarium Publish volume one of the landmark plant reference The Flora of the Darwin Region, Scientific and Cultural Collections - Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Ensure the scoping study for the proposed World War II Defence of Darwin Museum meets Northern Territory Government and community needs and interests. Secure additional sponsors to ensure the future viability of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. n o r t h e r n t e r r i t o r y '<3 o V E ft NM g f P ? SW a (1187-P !G i l f l 7 g |jg @ W @ & ' 015 S) G3 E3 g[B7 flKI E) 7 MB 5,537: A N N U A L - R E P O R T
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