On 9 August 2021 Environment Centre NT and the Wilderness Society drafted a letter to the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority referring Top End Pastoral Company's application to clear pastoral land (s28(1)(h)) on Claravale Station to be assessed under the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Act.
A summary of the letter to the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority is below or download the full letter here.
On behalf of the Wilderness Society, our 3000 strong Territory supporters and tens of thousands of supporters nationally, and the Environment Centre NT and our 7000 supporters, we are writing to express our concerns regarding the above application.
Top End Pastoral Company has applied for a permit to clear 998.5ha of pastoral land under section 38(1)(h) of the Pastoral Land Act 1992 (NT) on Claravale Station Pastoral Lease 01214 (Application).
We understand that the Pastoral Land Board (PLB) is currently assessing whether to grant consent under s 38(1)(h) of the Pastoral Land Act 1992 (NT). We also understand that the Application has not been referred to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA) for assessment as to whether an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required under the Environment Protection Act 2019 (EP Act), nor to the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for an assessment as to whether the Application is a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act).