On 5 November 2021 Environment Centre NT drafted a submission to the Pastoral Land Board regarding Cross Pacific Investments Pty Ltd's application to clear pastoral land (s38(1)(h)) on Scott Creek 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 theNorthern Territory of Australia, raising awareness among community, government, business, and industryabout environmental issues. We assist people to reduce their environmental impact and supportcommunity members to participate in decision-making processes and action.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide a comment on the application (Application) of Cross PacificInvestments Pty Ltd. (the Proponent) to the Pastoral Land Board (PLB) for a permit to clear Pastoral Landunder section 38(1)(h) of the Pastoral Land Act 1992 (NT) in respect of Scott Creek Station Pastoral Lease1037.
ECNT submits that:
(a) the Application must be refused, since its approval would breach s38(1)(h) of the Pastoral LandAct;
(b) the Proponent’s project as a whole (including the other areas it proposes to develop) must bereferred for assessment under the Environment Protection Act 2019 (NT) because it clearly meetsthe threshold of having the potential to have a significant impact on the environment.
1. Statutory context
2. Delegation is invalid
3. Application does not comply with the PLC Guidelines
4. Cumulative Environmental Impacts