People have until Friday to comment on the NT Government's planned no-go zones for fracking in the NT.
Katherine Town Council has already responded on behalf of its residents after they discovered Katherine township was in a no-go zone but the municipality was not.
Have your say here.
Lock the Gate wants Territorians to reject the NT Government's planned no-go zone fracking maps, which it claims place communities, high-value farmland and important cultural and ecological sites at risk.
The public has a few days left to comment on the mapping.
Lock the Gate has produced its on mapping on the subject.
Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Graeme Sawyer said it was madness for the government to be considering sacrificing so much water and land to the industry, particularly with the Territory now struggling off the back of one of the driest wet seasons in history.
"Fifty-one per cent of the Northern Territory is still not protected from invasive fracking, including key catchment areas, high-value agricultural land, and town water supplies," Mr Sawyer said.
"Important sites of cultural and ecological significance like Lake Woods, a critical breeding site for dozens of threatened bird species including the Gouldian Finch, and the recharge zones of Mataranka thermal springs are also in danger according to the government's plans.
"The catchment areas or flow rates for the Daly, Roper and Katherine Rivers which support important recreational fishing and tourism and provide the life blood to Mataranka, Katherine, the lower Daly and broader regional communities will be affected.
"Companies like Origin Energy and Santos are planning to start fracking as early as next month, but the government's mapping leaves critical farming, fishing, tourism areas and natural and cultural assets under threat of gasfield development."
"We are urging all Territorians, and all those who love the Territory, to let the NT Government know their no-go zones do not go far enough to protect the NT."
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