Beautiful Darwin Harbour is an area loved by Territorians. Experiencing the Harbour is an integral part of what it means to live in the Top End. The Larrakia people have cared for the harbour for millennia and continue to do so today with a busy ranger team working tirelessly to keep it in good shape.
We have seen big changes to the Harbour over the past twenty years, mainly from the construction of two big LNG plants and the development of East Arm wharf. Environmental Impacts such as air and water pollution, dredging and huge increases in shipping traffic have eaten away at the harbour’s ecology.
But even greater change is brewing.
Big plans are being drawn up right now that will more than double the amount of industrial development in the harbour. The NT Government is pushing ahead to create the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct—but it is hardly sustainable.
This is why we're launching our Love Darwin Harbour Campaign, because we need to ensure development at Darwin Harbour is non-polluting and safeguard air and water quality.
There are talks of building highly toxic petrochemical factories producing ammonium, methanol, urea and Ethane (plastics) close to our Harbour.
If this goes ahead as planned, nearby residents could face an ever-worsening health crisis as air and water pollution get pushed beyond healthy limits.
Join us to hear from Campaign Manager Jason Fowler and other speakers (INSERT OTHER SPEAKERS) and to see how you can get involved in taking action and speaking up to defend your healthy harbour and protect your right to clean air and water.