The Northern Territory is known around the world for its iconic free-flowing rivers. But the future of our rivers is at a crossroads, and we need your help to avoid a Murray-Darling future in the Top End.
The Fyles Government will soon announce a series of plans which will allow huge amounts of extra water to be taken from our precious rivers and groundwater systems for thirsty industries like cotton and fracking. They will also lead to a rush of new dams on floodplains. This will see massive amounts of water taken from rivers such as the Daly, Roper, and Victoria and will threaten our fishing, tourism, local communities and our Top End lifestyle.
Thousands of people have already spoken out against these plans. These plans are not supported by communities, are not based on science and will send water policies in the Territory further in the wrong direction.
Here’s what’s in the NT Government’s plan:
Our communities are strongest when we stand together – and right now we need to tell the Fyles Government that this is not what we want for our rivers.
It’s vital we get this right now. That means listening to communities, strengthened protections for rivers, floodplains and aquifers, and a guarantee that no more water is taken.
Write to Natasha Fyles today and ask her Government to keep our Territory rivers flowing.
Send a message to:
- Hon. Natasha Fyles – NT Chief Minister
- Hon. Kate Worden – NT Minister for the Environment and Water Security
- Hon. Paul Kirby – NT Minister for Agribusiness and Fisheries