ABC: Tourism fears NT floodplain harvesting could hit barramundi

11 Jan 2023

ABC Coverage – January 3, 2023, by Jane Bardon


The Northern Territory Government is hoping monsoon deluges can soon be harvested to support major new industries like cotton, but its new draft rules for allowing farmers to trap water from rivers and floodplains with dams have prompted accusations its preparing to allow Murray Darling Basin-style problems.


Peter Hollowood, Mount Nancar Wilderness Retreat owner

Kirsty Howey, NT Environment Centre Director

Amy Dysart, NT Executive Director of Water Resources

Maryanne Slattery, Slattery & Johnson water consultants

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