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Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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Kirke, Wendy

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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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5. A COMMISSION WITH PURPOSE CONT. and specialists in many fields; it has expert knowledge of soil conservation practices that are applicable to both tropical and arid zone areas; and it has been very involved in assisting the Government set up legislation which will demand detailed environmental assessments before development programs can go ahead. Preparation for this legislation has been going on for some twelve months. It is a complicated process but one that will provide the legal machinery and framework for the close scrutiny of any development proposal in the early stages of its promotion. This does not.by any means suggest that the Commission is against development. Rather, that it sees an important role in working with developers and looking closely at both short-term and long-term effects of any project. Thus, the Conservation Commission, with its functions clearly defined through formal legislation, relates to the broad spectrum of conservation and includes the responsibility for the Territory's soil, water, land, the retention of forest cover, protection generally and the rehabilitation of areas already degraded. This is all necessary for the careful management of native wildlife and the assurance that our most basic resources are . protected. To cope with such a demanding task the whole Commission has been re-structured on a regional basis. The two major regions have assistant directors in charge to coordinate programs in the Top End and the Centre.

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