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Jabiru tourist caravan park/campground development : background information



Jabiru tourist caravan park/campground development : background information


Jabiru Town Development Authority


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Trailer camps -- Environmental aspects -- Northern Territory -- Jabiru; Land use, Urban -- Northern Territory -- Jabiru; Camping -- Northern Territory -- Jabiru

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Jabiru (N.T.)

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Jabiru Town Development Authority


43 pages : illustration ; 30 cm.

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5.0 I ! (ii) (iii) - 5 In addition there are specific scenic sites of considerable beauty such as the . numerous waterfalls, rock formations, gorges, ravines, caves,rock pools, streams, springs, lagoons and swamps, the different vegetation types associated with the various landscape features and the concentrations of aquatic birds that occur in the swamp lands during the dry season. An abundance of Aboriginal relics and features, especially Aboriginal art, unequalled in Australia and which have been rated with the great palaeolithic art sites of France and Spain and the Bushman paintings of Africa. A variety of opportunities for organised and personal/family recreational and educational activities, such as sight-seeing and lecture tours, bird and animal watching, natural history study, bush walking and photography. Wilderness exploration is available for those experienced and qualified in this kind of activity in such a region and climate. KAKADU NATIONAL PARK PLAN OF MANAGEMENT Copies of the second Plan of Management of 1986 are available on request from JTDA or from the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service (ANPWS), (089) 815299 Darwin or (01 466211 Canberra. ")..:. The following is a general description of the M~nagement Prescriptions for the Town under the Plan of Management: (A) The purpose of Jabiru is, and will remain, primarily a town to support the mining industry. It also fills a more general role as a regional centre. Al though tourism has played a minor role in Jabiru in the past, it has now been accepted that tourism will in the future play a higher profile in the Park and that the development of visitor accommodation and associated facilities will increase to meet the demand. (B) With the concurrence of the Northern Land Council (NLC) and the traditional land owners (the Gagudju Association) , tourist accommodation may be provided in Jabiru: (i) to include a motel/hotel facility and a central camp ground with a high standard of facilities and assoc i ated developments; (ii) the size of the motel/hotel facility will be determined after consul ta ti on with the Director, ANPWS and interested parties, and will be of a scal e that wi ll ensure impact upon the Park i s mi nimised;

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