A regional conservation and development plan is being prepared for the Daly River catchment, in collaboration with the Northern Territory Government and its advisory committee.
The plan aims to define which areas are most important to people, what they like to do there and how important the catchment is to people’s livelihoods.
Researchers from the Northern Australia hub of the National Environmental Research Program are running one-hour focus groups in Darwin and Katherine. People’s answers will be anonymous and will help guide the plan.
The research team will also engage the community at public field days in the Douglas Daly region and Katherine, organised by the NT Regional Landcare Facilitator Peter Clifton.
The Daly River catchment is a significant area of interest for both conservation and development. It supports important recreational, economic and social values and activities.
It is also the largest perennial river in the region, making it a vital source of water throughout the dry season.
Information provided by people with an interest in the catchment will help the research team provide recommendations so that government resources can be allocated efficiently.
Details of the events are as follows:
Friday 5 April, 10am
NT Farmers field day
Red Dirt Melons, Fox Rd
Saturday 21 April, 10.30am
Knotts Crossing Resort
Saturday 6 April, 2.30pm
Tracy Village Social and Sports Club
28 Tambling Tce, Lyons
Friday 12 April, 10am
Douglas Daly field day
Douglas Daly Research Farm, Jungawa Rd
To RSVP or for more information about the Darwin and Katherine events, please contact Dr Vanessa Adams on 8946 7449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To attend the field days in Katherine and the Douglas Daly, please contact Peter Clifton on 8941 4266 or email email@example.com.
For interviews, please contact Amy Kimber on 8946 7619 or 0428 853 425.