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Protecting our environment: have your say on the Darwin Harbour Strategy 2019-2024



Protecting our environment: have your say on the Darwin Harbour Strategy 2019-2024


Lawler, Eva Dina

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Media Releases; ParliamentNT






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Ports; Environmental management; Oceans; Consultation

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Sustainable industry: To protect and enhance the economic values of Darwin Harbour in accordance with ecologically sustainable development principles. Key objectives 1. Develop and implement policy and regulatory settings that support and enhance environmentally sustainable economic uses of Darwin Harbour. 2. Implement strategic land use planning within the Darwin Harbour catchment to proactively protect and enhance the existing and future economic and commercial benefits of Darwin Harbour. 3. Development approval processes are based on proportionate responses to identified environmental and social risks. 4. Aboriginal and local communities continue to derive economic and social benefits from sustainable business enterprises and/or industries in Darwin Harbour and its catchment. Outcomes a) Darwin Harbour report card monitoring provides ongoing evidence that new economic development (land and aquatic based) in Darwin Harbour is ecologically sustainable. b) Spatial and land use planning protects the economic value of the Harbour. c) Policy and regulatory settings recognise and protect important existing economic uses of the harbour, such as a transport and logistics node and a tourism precinct. d) Medium and long term growth in the Harbours contribution to positive economic outcomes for the Northern Territory. 2019 DARWIN HARBOUR STRATEGY15

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