Healthy Darwin Harbour: Pathways and Partnerships
Darwin Harbour is globally significant as a tropical, macrotidal, monsoonal harbour that is generally in very good condition. There are major development proposals for Darwin Harbour, including significant plans for population growth, industrial expansion and resource processing infrastructure, and consequent increases in shipping and dredging. These developments pose risks for the natural, cultural, aesthetic and recreational values of the Harbour, which need to be managed. This newsletter introduces research and monitoring partnerships and priorities that will be developed over coming months to establish a strategic, long-term, integrated monitoring and research program for the benefit of Darwin Harbour and its stakeholders.