The Department seeks comment from individuals in relation to the various proposals that are currently up for review.

Those people who have an interest in, or live near a proposed development can have valuable knowledge that provides a vital contribution to both the understanding management of a region or locality.

The following is a list of proposals open for comment and also those that are closed.

Open for Comment

Consultation
Start Date
End Date

Closed for Comment

Consultation
End Date

Limmen National Park – developing a Plan of Management

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory is developing a Plan of Management for Limmen National Park and invites the community to have their say on the planning process. A Have Your Say brochure is available outlining the Park values as well as some ideas for future management of the Park. Further opportunities to comment will be provided when the draft Plan of Management is released for public comment in late 2013.


Wildlife Carer Guidelines

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory  is developing a series of Wildlife Carer Guidelines. We are inviting the  community to have their say on the documents. The Wildlife Carer Guidelines will provide  consistent standards across the Territory for the care and rehabilitation of  our injured and orphaned native wildlife. Through community consultation, we will implement best-practice  guidelines that will ensure our native animals are cared for using best  practice activities.       

The  Parks and Wildlife Commission would like to invite members of  the community to attend a Community Meetings to be held at various regional  centres throughout the Northern Territory:

  • Darwin
    • Tuesday 26 November from 5.30 to 7.30pm - Charles Darwin University, Palmerston Campus, Room: PA 2.33
    • Wednesday 27 November from 5.30 to 7.30pm - Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Room: Red 6.1.05
  • Katherine – Parks and Wildlife Office,  Giles Street, Katherine
    • Monday  9 December from 5.30 to 7.30pm
  • Tenant Creek – Parks  and Wildlife Office, Leichardt Street, Tennant Creek
    • Tuesday 10 December from 5.30  to 7.30pm
  • Alice Springs – Charles Darwin University Lecture Theatre, Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs
  • Wednesday  11 December from 5.30 to 7.30pm

All comments and feedback are welcome via email at wildlife.management@nt.gov.au or by attending one of the meetings  listed above.

January 2014
Nitmiluk National Park Draft Plan of Management 31 January 2014
Adelaide River Conservation Reserves Draft Joint Management Plan 17 January 2014
Howard Springs Nature Park - draft Plan of ManagmentThe Howard Springs Nature Park Draft Plan of Management is open for public comment. The new Draft Plan proposes that the Park be managed and developed as a tourism and family destination providing the local community and visitors with an opportunity to relax, picnic and enjoy natural wildlife and scenery close to Darwin and Palmerston. 7 September 2013

Australian Government Consultation:
Proposed amendment to the Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia 2009-2014.

The Northern Territory Government has requested that the Australian Government approve an amendment to the Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia 2009-2014 to permit the safari hunting of saltwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory.  

The revised Management Program is now available for community consultation on the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities website: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wildlife-trade/invitecomment/index.html

31 July

Winnellie Camp and Casuarina Coastal ReserveThe Heritage Advisory Council invites public comment on the proposal to the Minister for Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage to include three sites in the Northern Territory Heritage Register.

6 July 2012
Managing Dogs in George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
The Territory Government invites the community to have their say on managing dogs at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and the five proposed options.
16 March 2012

Casuarina Coastal Reserve Community Survey
Casuarina Coastal Reserve Advisory Committee is seeking community input to assist in the development of a new Plan of Management to help guide the future of the Reserve.

Have your say about the Reserve by completing the Community Survey.

17 February 2012

Mary River National Park Draft Joint Management Plan

The Territory Government invites the community to comment on the draft Joint Management Plan for Mary River National Park 100km east of Darwin. Comments must be submitted by 1 October 2011  

1 October 2011

Elsey National Park Draft Plan of Management

The Territory Government invites the community to comment on the draft Plan of Management for Elsey National Park. The draft Plan proposes new developments which will enhance the visitor experience and promote the Park as one of the Territory's icons.  

17 September 2011

Litchfield National Park Draft Plan of Management

The Territory Government invites the community to have their say on the Litchfield Park Draft Plan of Management. Consultation closes 17 June 2011.

17 June 2011

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Draft Joint Management Plan
The Territory Government, in partnership with Traditional Owners, has commenced planning for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

The joint management partners of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historic Reserve invite interested and knowledgeable persons to contribute to the draft joint management plan.  

31 December 2010

West MacDonnell National Park Draft Joint Management Plan

The West MacDonnell National Park is one of Australia's greatest natural assets and home to rare and threatened native wildlife. The Northern Territory Government, in partnership with Traditional Owners, have closed community feedback for the draft Plan.

Comment has been received on these draft Plans and amendments made for the final Plans, which will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly following transfer of title to the Park's Traditional Owners.  

13 November 2009

Watarrka National Park Draft Joint Management Plan

Community feedback on the draft Plan for Watarrka National Park has closed.Watarrka National Park is an important conservation area and major tourist attraction of Australia's Red Centre, and includes the spectacular Kings Canyon.

Comment has been received on these draft Plans and amendments made for the final Plans, which will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly following transfer of title to the Park's Traditional Owners.

13 November 2009