Costs hearing of Port Melville case next week
On April 14, we will have our costs hearing about the Port Melville case. At this hearing we will discover if we can be protected from having to pay for the Australian Government's legal fees if the case goes against us.
We have brought this case because we now know that the Port Melville marine supply base was approved for development without any form of assessment about the effects on the local environment.
We want to win this case, not just for the local species threatened, but nationally. If the Commonwealth can approve developments without any Environment Impact Assessment, then they can do it anywhere.
All the places we love could be under threat.
We want the hearing to go our way, but even if we succeed in this hearing, we need your support to to continue the case.
If you haven't yet, please donate to our Chuffed campaign here. If you can't donate, please share with your friends on social media.
Read more about the case here.
Hail Caesar film night!
The Environment Centre NT is planning a fundraising film night at the Deckchair Cinema On May 5. It will feature wonderful food from Hanuman, fun competitions, a cake bake-off and tasting, amazing raffle prizes, as well as the latest Coen Brothers film, HAIL CAESAR (PG).
Hail Caesar has been described as: "The most purely delightful movie Joel and Ethan Coen have produced. A romp that simultaneously works to debunk and reinforce ‘the magic’ of movies."
ECNT hopes to raise funds to help keep the Centre operating following loss of all government funding last year at a time of huge changes to the natural environment of the Territory.
For a chance to enjoy a hugely entertaining film at the glorious Deckchair Cinema, in great company as well as enjoying a delicious meal and possibly win some prizes, organise a group of friends and book early to ensure your tickets.
Share the FaceBook event here and go to the Deckchair Cinema site to book tickets.
This is an update from Robin MacGillivray, Creekwatch co-ordinator:
"I have been coordinating the Creekwatch Project for the Environment Centre since January. The project is funded by the NT Environment Protection Agency and aims to empower community members to monitor and report on stream health issues in three of Darwin’s urban creek systems: Ludmilla, Sandy and Mitchell Creeks. Here is an update of what’s been happening so far:
"SAVE THE DATE
PLEASE keep 18th June free for a MEET THE CREEKS CRUISE – taking in the three creeks mentioned above, with a picnic lunch at the Lyons Community Centre which is situated on the landscaped upper reaches of Sandy Creek. It would be great if you could come along. More about that soon."
Don't Frack The Territory are looking forward to fantastic upcoming events here in the Territory with international guest John Fenton. Onshore fracking gasfields are planned across the Territory, so now is a critical time to hear from cattle rancher John Fenton, and QLD resident Helen Bender, who can share their first-hand insights of what it’s like with the gasfields spread over regional areas, and the impacts on water, health and livelihoods.
Gala Dinner with keynote speaker John Fenton, Katherine Country Club, Friday evening 15 April. More information and pre purchase dinner tickets here.
Saddle up for Our Land Is Our Life Horse and Rider March, Katherine, Saturday morning 16 April. More information on the Katherine march and RSVP here.
Fractured Country, an evening with John Fenton and Helen Bender, BBQ, short film, Darwin Civic Park, 5:30pm Monday 18 April. Join this Darwin event and RSVP here.
Some of you will have received emails letting you know that your membership has expired. Please rejoin the centre when you can.
If you have not joined yet, please do so. Every member we have makes our message stronger.
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Or call Pete in the office on (08) 8981 1984.