Natural resource management
Development coordination. Development opportunities. Information systems, land, soil and vegetation management, weed management, Northern Territory plants and animal information.
Bushfire information and management
Bushfire alerts and warnings, Bushfires Act NT, fire management, mitigation and advisory groups, bushfire resources.
Petroleum guidance material, Onshore gas non-compliance hotline, Environment Management Plan.
Parks and Wildlife
Park management, strategies, parks and wildlife careers, statistics and research.
Water resource management, conservation, monitoring, reporting, water licensing and water allocation plan, Darwin Harbour and rural groundwater.
Programs and strategies
Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program, Coastal and marine management strategy, Management programs for Magpie Goose and Kakadu Plum, Mapping the Future and Saltwater crocodile monitoring reports.
What we are doing
The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) continues to work closely with the Department of Corporate and Digital Development (DCDD) to finalise procurement for the online booking system for our Parks and Reserves.
The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) is seeking feedback to inform the review of the Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan (WAP) 2018 to 2021.
The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has today opened Waterfowl Hunting Season on designated areas to permitted hunters.
The Northern Territory Water Allocation Planning Framework sets out the water allocation rules for water resources in the Northern Territory, where there is no resource specific scientific research on environmental and cultural water requirements.
Dangerous fire weather conditions are forecast for all areas from Borroloola to Keep River tomorrow.
Water underpins our way of life and environment – it is crucial for all aspects of our social, cultural and economic life.
It’s time for Territorians to share their ideas and aspirations to make the Territory’s world-renowned parks and reserves even better.
Brand new campsites and swimming areas will officially open in Litchfield National Park this weekend.
Today, the Minister for Environment made a Declaration to Prohibit Subsea Miningin the Territory, following the conclusion of the Minister’s public consultation on a draft declaration. The Minister’s decision was informed by reports from the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority and Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority.
The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for membership on the Western Davenport and Ti Tree Water Advisory Committee.
Rural landholders are being urged to have their properties and bushfire survival plans in place with the declaration of the start of the Fire Danger Period for the Top End.
A local businessman who thought he could illegally dump nearly 2000 tyres without being caught was today fined $23,800 plus additional costs of almost $17,000
Local business Gardens Catering has been awarded the commercial operation and management of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor Events Centre.
A 30 year Groundwater Extraction Licence has been granted to Fortune Agribusiness Funds Management Pty Ltd for its property Singleton Station.
The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS) is seeking expressions of interest from interested commercial operators to manage the 18.5 hectare site, Window on the Wetlands.
Residents in Darwin’s rural area are invited to attend this year’s inaugural Fire Ready Week, to be held at the Bushfires NT headquarters on the corner of Townend Rd and the Stuart Hwy in Acacia Hills from 1-7 March.