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Guidance on Adaptive Management

Status: OPEN
Comment On: Guidance
Comment Period: 19 September 2018 - 19 October 2018


The NT EPA invites your comment and feedback on the draft Guidance on Adaptive Management.

About Adaptive Management

Adaptive management is a systematic process for incrementally improving management practices by learning from the outcomes of past and current practices. It involves implementing evidence-based management actions; monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of these actions; and systematically adapting those actions according to what is learned. Fundamentally it aims to provide a framework for sound management and decision-making in the face of uncertainty.

Proponents and regulators are increasingly seeking to apply the concept of adaptive management to developments, such as mining projects.  The draft Guidance ensures there is a common understanding of what is meant by the concept of adaptive management, its key features and when an adaptive management approach may be considered by the NT EPA.

How to make a submission/ comment

  1. Download your copy of the draft guidance  and submission form 
  2. Email your submission to one of the following by Friday 19 October 2018.

Post: NT EPA, GPO Box 3675, Darwin NT, 0801
Ph: 08 8924 4218