Minister declares ban on subsea (seabed) mining

Today, the Minister for Environment made a Declaration to Prohibit Subsea Mining PDF (63.3 KB) in 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.

Supporting the Declaration is the Environment Minister’s Statement of Reasons PDF (416.2 KB). To view further information on the process, visit Declaration to prohibit subsea (seabed) mining page.

To view the Gazette notice ‘Declaration of Prohibited Action: Subsea Mining’ visit Northern Territory Government S30 PDF (192.1 KB).

Last updated: 04 August 2021

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