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



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

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Environment Protection Agency.


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


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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.




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

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Environment Protection Agency

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

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Environment Protection Agency



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Acronyms DEWR Department of the Environment and Water Resources DEWHA Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts DHAC Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee DLP Department of Lands and Planning DOR Department of Resources DPC Darwin Port Corporation EAA Environmental Assessment Act EPA Environment Protection Authority EPBC Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation EPO Environmental Protection Objective EMS Environmental Management System ESD Ecologically Sustainable Development FMA Fishery Management Area IGAE Inter-governmental Agreement on the Environment INRM Integrated Natural Resource Management IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature LDC Land Development Corporation MBI Market Based Instruments MMA Mining Management Authority MPA Marine Protected Area NRETAS Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport NRMBNT Natural Resource Management Board Northern Territory OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development PEHB Public and Environmental Health Bill RO Reserve of Occupation TPWC Act Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act WAC Water Advisory Committee WAP Water Allocation Plan WMPC Waste Management and Pollution Control WQPP Water Quality Protection Plan WSUD Water Sensitive Urban Design

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