2018

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Limited Foundation-Related Construction Approved at MRM

An amendment to the existing McArthur River Mine (MRM) Mining Management Plan (MMP) has been approved which allows foundation-related construction at the Charlie stage of the Central West area of the Northern Overburden Emplacement Facility. The Central West site is split into three stages known as Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Alpha and Bravo have been previously approved and are in use.

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Animal Welfare visits Ramingining

The Animal Welfare Branch recently embarked on a trip to Ramininging, 560km east of Darwin, to deliver an interactive session to students.

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Central Australia hosts entomological conference

More than 120 professional entomologists from across Australia swarmed into Alice Springs from 23-26 September for the Australian Entomological Society 49th AGM and Scientific Conference.

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Boat ramp surveys commence

Fisheries interviewers have commenced surveying at boat ramps across the Northern Territory as part of the 2018-2019 Territory-wide recreational fishing survey.

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Industry standard for crocodilian farming

A draft International Standard on Crocodilian Farming has been developed for the International Crocodilian Farmers Association (ICFA) with input from members and industry experts, including Dr Kevin De Witte, Chief Veterinary Officer with the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, who travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to contribute welfare and standards development expertise.

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Million dollar fish season four opens

Season four of the Territory’s iconic Million Dollar Fish competition has now kicked off.

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Apply for an earth science, mining or petroleum scholarship

Young Territorians wanting to study earth science, mining or petroleum engineering, or metallurgy at university next year are encouraged to apply for a three-year scholarship offered by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

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Citrus canker restricted area declared around Wanguri

Another citrus canker detection has been made in the Northern Territory, following successful tracing activities by the citrus canker emergency response team.

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Trial implemented for fossicking consents

Persons looking to fossick on reserved land will now be issued Northern Territory Government consents for up to two weeks at a time, as part of a trial to improve safety and foster stronger understanding between fossickers and pastoralists.

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Boost for recreational fishing

Another four trial Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) have been deployed in Darwin waters to help boost recreational fishing.