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Ecologically sustainable development in the Darwin Harbour Region : review of governance frameworks

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Title

Ecologically sustainable development in the Darwin Harbour Region : review of governance frameworks

Other title

Environment Protection Agency.

Creator

Environment Protection Agency (Northern Territory); Northern Territory. Department Of Lands, Planning And Environment

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2010-09

Notes

Date:2010-09

Table of contents

Executive summary -- Introduction -- 1. Background -- 1.1 Terms of reference -- 1.2 Scope and structure of the review -- 1.3 Ecologically sustainable development and governance -- 1.4 Ecologically sustainable development, principles and criteria -- 1.5 The Darwin Harbour Region -- 2. Ecologically sustainable development in legislation, policies and plans -- 2.1 Strategic development and management -- 2.2 Land use -- 2.3 Minerals, extractive materials and petroleum -- 2.4 Ports -- 2.5 Pollution, waste and public health -- 2.6 Water -- 2.7 Fisheries and marine areas -- 2.8 Biodiversity, heritage and natural resource management -- 2.9 Environmental assessment -- 3. Discussion and findings -- 4. Advice.

Language

English

Subject

Darwin Harbour -- Environmental aspects; Environmental management -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour

Publisher name

Environment Protection Agency

Place of publication

Palmerston

Format

vii, 59 p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Environment Protection Agency

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243122

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/603823

Page content

4 The following table more fully explains these principles and identifies a range of criteria within each principle that have been used to guide this review. ESD Principle Possible criteria relating to the governance of Darwin Harbour Integration Decision-making processes should effectively integrate both long-term and short-term economic, social, environmental and equitable considerations. Is integration an object of the legislation, policy or plan? Have priorities for achieving ESD been identified? Are community-based or regional plans taken into consideration when developing government wide or larger-scale plans? Does decision-making require a consideration of local and indigenous knowledge? Are ESD considerations a mandatory requirement for decision- making? Is assessment of environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits of activities a required consideration of decision-making? Precautionary principle Where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation. Is the precautionary principle an object of the legislation, policy or plan? Are there provisions for precaution where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage? Are there provisions for considering cumulative environmental impacts? Are there appropriate provisions for appropriate monitoring and data collection where there are threats of serious environmental damage? Are there appropriate measures for managing environmental risk? Has an adaptive management approach been included where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage? Have appropriate thresholds been identified for managing threats of environmental harm? Inter-generational and intragenerational equity The present generation should ensure that the health, diversity and productivity of the environment is maintained or enhanced for the benefit of present and future generations. Is intergenerational and intergenerational equity an object of the legislation, policy or plan? Are there provisions for the assessment of important environmental, social, cultural and economic values? Are there provisions for considering cumulative environmental impacts? Are there provisions for appropriate monitoring and data collection where there are threats of serious environmental damage? Has an adaptive management approach been included where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage? Have appropriate thresholds been identified for managing threats of environmental harm?


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