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Media Release
The Hon Dr Sharman Stone
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Federal Member for Murray

25 November 2002

New Environmental Research Facility in Darwin


Embargoed until 25th November

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage Dr Sharman Stone will open the new Environment Australia building in Darwin on Monday 25th November 2002.

Dr Sharman Stone, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage opened a new Environment Australia facility in Darwin today. The building will house the Supervising Scientist and Parks Australia North.

"This state-of the-art facility will bring together our internationally recognised scientific and parks management expertise," Dr Stone said.

"The co-location will open new opportunities for working together with other scientific and resource management organisations in the Northern Territory," Dr Stone said.

The Supervising Scientist has been doing research and monitoring the air, water, fish and other animals for any effects from uranium mining in the NT for almost 25 years.

Parks Australia works closely with Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Kakadu and Uluru Kata Tjuta. Parks Australia pioneered the involvement of indigenous people in park management to protect these World Heritage sites.

"This new facility provides an excellent foundation on which we can continue to protect the natural and cultural landscapes of some of Australia's best National Parks for the enjoyment of all Australians," Dr Stone said.

Date Monday, 25th November 2002
Time 10 am
Place Environment Australia Building
Corner Pederson Rd & Fenton Crt
Marrara (near Darwin International Airport)

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