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Media Release: Consultation opens for Northern Territory draft Waste Management Strategy

07 Nov 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released a draft Northern Territory Waste Management Strategy for public consultation.

NT EPA Chair Dr Bill Freeland said members of the public, local councils, industry, professional associations and community groups are urged to provide input to the strategy.

"The strategy provides a strong basis for improving the management of waste across the Northern Territory.

"The actions put forward are designed to promote resource recovery and to address the environmental impacts of poorly managed waste.

Dr Freeland said implementation would require some reform to the existing regulatory framework, as well as on-going engagement with the community and industry, improvements to waste handling practices and planning for future waste infrastructure requirements.

"The success of the strategy will depend on its ability to address community concerns and provide the best possible solutions to waste management issues.

"To develop the best possible waste management for the Territory, the NT EPA welcomes community and industry participation throughout the consultation," Dr Freeland said.

The draft Northern Territory Waste Management Strategy is available on the NT EPA website at or by contacting the Office on (08) 8924 4218 during business hours.

Submissions close COB, 5th December 2014.

All comments on the draft Northern Territory Waste Management Strategy will be made publicly available on the NT EPA website.  If you do not wish your comments or parts of your comments, or your identity made publicly available, you should clearly indicate this in your submission.

Media contact - Lesley Major   0419 288 284