Katherine Town Council will be writing a "strong worded" letter to the NT Government outlining their stance on the recently released maps of fracking no-go zones.
The NT Government has promised to keep almost half of the Territory free from hydraulic fracturing exploration or production activities.
Despite council's best efforts only the Katherine township will be safe, leaving almost all the municipality open for exploration or even gas development.
At the Katherine Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Fay Miller, who is on the Chief Minister's Community, Gas Industry and Business Reference Group said Katherine has a good argument to make a case against the proposed zones.
"The important thing we have to concentrate on is our horticultural and agricultural assets," she said.
"We are surrounded by good fruitful land and we need to preserve that.
"All we can do is try."
Protected areas will include national parks, areas of high ecological value, towns and residential areas.
Territorians can now have their say on the proposed areas to be declared a reserved block via the website haveyoursay.nt.gov.au.
The NT Government lifted the Fracking moritorium early in 2018, and since, the council has said it would fight to make sure the Katherine municipality is kept safe.
Alderman Peter Gazey and Alderman Jon Raynor said a follow up letter to the government is needed.
"They are not listening," Alderman Raynor said.
"We need to go back with a strong letter."
At the meeting the Mayor encouraged council members to have their say before submissions end on Friday, June 21.
"This is our chance to put forward our case," Mayor Miller said.
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