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SUBMISSION TO THE PASTORAL LAND BOARD - APPLICATION TO CLEAR PASTORAL LAND (S38(1)(H)) - NEWCASTLE WATERS STATION.

12.11.2021

On 2 November 2021 Environment Centre NT drafted a submission to the Pastoral Land board regarding Consolidated Pastoral Company Pty Ltd's application  to clear pastoral land (s28(1)(h)) on Ucharonidge Station.

A summary of the submission to the Pastoral Land Board is below or download the full letter here.

The Environment Centre NT (ECNT) is the peak community sector environment organisation in the Northern Territory of Australia, raising awareness amongst community, government, business, and industry about environmental issues, assisting people to reduce their environmental impact, and supporting community members to participate in decision-making processes and action.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a comment on the application (Application) of Consolidated Pastoral Company Pty Ltd (the proponent) to the Pastoral Land Board (PLB) for a permit to clear Pastoral Land under section 38(1)(h) of the Pastoral Land Act 1992 (NT) in respect of Newcastle Waters Station Pastoral Lease 947.

In summary, ECNT submits that the Application should be refused on the basis that the Application is deficient in key respects. Alternatively, the proposal should be immediately referred for assessment under the Environment Protection Act 2019 (NT) on the basis that it clearly meets the threshold of having the potential to have a significant impact on the environment.