Native vegetation management: A needs analysis of regional service delivery in the Northern Territory
Environment Australia, 2003
- Native vegetation management: A needs analysis of regional service delivery in Northern Territory - Full report (PDF - 1,110 KB)
- State summary (PDF - 96 KB)
- Arid sub-region (PDF - 366 KB)
- Darwin-Daly-Tiwi sub-region (PDF - 344 KB)
- Savanna sub-region (PDF - 354 KB)
About the needs analysis
As part of the Bushcare Support contract, Greening Australia was contracted by Environment Australia to develop regional vegetation management summaries for each of the three subregions in the Northern Territory. Each summary provides a snapshot of the 'infrastructure' currently available in each natural resource management sub-region to assist in the technical on-ground management of native vegetation in light of 5.5 years of Natural Heritage Trust investment in the regions. The snapshots have been prepared by Greening Australia staff in consultation with key regional stakeholders. This document, Native vegetation management: A needs analysis of regional service delivery in the Northern Territory represents the conclusions of this process.
The landscapes of the Northern Territory are largely intact, thus providing unique opportunities and engendering special responsibilities to develop genuinely integrated approaches to conservation planning and implementation. Options have not yet been forfeited, although rates of landscape modification are increasing rapidly in some regions.
Special emphasis is placed on projects that set in place processes for engaging community support, and involvement, in regional conservation and development plans that are appropriate to, and recognise the special needs and skills of small remote populations.
In particular funding is sort to support the efforts of Aboriginal communities to ensure the longterm sustainability of traditional and commercial use of living resources and sound management of their lands.
Investment is also being channelled into actions that seek to avoid the emergence of unsustainable practices, thus generating greater economic and environmental returns to the Territory community than belated, expensive and often ineffectual attempts at rehabilitation.