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Parks Pass to be introduced April 2023

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Parks Pass to be introduced April 2023

From April 2023, a Parks Pass will be required for all interstate and international visitors to most Territory parks and reserves. Territorians are exempt from requiring a Parks Pass.

Gamba Action Program opening Friday

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Gamba Action Program opening Friday

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security continues to provide rural landholders with support in the fight against gamba grass, with the Gamba Action Program 2022-2023 opening on Friday, 2 December 2022.

Have Your Say on the new draft Georgina Wiso Water Allocation Plan

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Have Your Say on the new draft Georgina Wiso Water Allocation Plan

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security is commencing public consultation on the draft Georgina Wiso Water Allocation Plan 2022-2030 within the Daly Beetaloo Water Control District.

Have Your Say on draft decisions to manage chemicals

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Have Your Say on draft decisions to manage chemicals

The Australian Government, through the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, is seeking feedback on proposed regulatory scheduling decisions for managing eight chemicals under the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS).

 Increasing fire danger in Katherine

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Increasing fire danger in Katherine

The Savanna region is experiencing increased fire danger due to worsening fire weather conditions. Bushfires NT (BFNT) and the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) have declared a Fire Danger Period for the Savanna region from 4 November to 31 December 2022.

Local Mining Company Fined for Breaching NT Water Act 1992

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Local Mining Company Fined for Breaching NT Water Act 1992

The Northern Territory Controller of Water Resources, Ms Jo Townsend, has today welcomed a court’s decision to fine a local mining company $344,000 for breaching its waste discharge licence.

Stay safe this bushfire season

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Stay safe this bushfire season

Bushfires NT (BFNT) and Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) encourage Central Australian landholders to have their properties and bushfire survival plans in place with the declaration of the start of the fire danger period for the Red Centre.

Waterfowl Hunting Season kicks off with a bang

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Waterfowl Hunting Season kicks off with a bang

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has today opened Waterfowl Hunting Season on designated areas to permitted hunters.

Statement: Controller of water resources

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Statement: Controller of water resources

The Northern Territory Controller of Water Resources has granted a Territory company a licence to extract up to 1649ML of surface water per year from the Roper River, for the next four years.

Stay safe this Top End fire season

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Stay safe this Top End fire season

Rural landholders are being urged to have their properties and bushfire survival plans in place with the official declaration of the start of the Fire Danger Period for the Top End.