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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


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L_ r-'. I .. f ' 6.0 (iii) - 6 approval may also be made dependent upon the provision of a certain proportion of low cost accommodation; and (iv) the development of tourist facilities in the Town area will make use of the established infrastructure, minimise impact and provide various accommodation styles within a major serviced area. (C) Construction of more than one motel or one camp ground may be carried out only with the approval of the Director, ANPWS. (D) Any proposals for amending the Jabiru Town Plan to facilitate developments will be discussed with the JTDA, JTC and NLC before consideration by the Director, ANPWS, in accordance with the Regulations under the Commonwealth's National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1975. The Town site, including the proposed campground, is part of the Kakadu National Park and leased by the Director, ANPWS to JTDA, but is not Aboriginal land. The JTDA through its Act and the Town Lease is bound by the provisions of the Plan of Management. CURRENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT OF JABIRU The initial stage of development, to cater for the Ranger Mine, is completed and the Town has a popul~tion of approximately 1, 400 including a temporary population of about 100 accommodated in the construction camp. The Town has a supermarket, speciality shops, bank, municipal offices, government office, police station, courthouse, community hall, childminding centre, Olympic swimming pool, hospital/health centre, church, bakery and post office. A recreational lake is a major feature of the town's open space system. A light industrial area is also developed. An airfield is nearby and a heliport proposed. Jabiru is serviced by daily return flights from Darwin six days a week (Monday - Saturday) . Charter aircraft and helicopter flights are also available from Jabiru. Photographs of specific areas and the town centre are shown in Appendix 5. To date, total expenditure on the construction of the Town has been about $98m, including the following:

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