The NT Government is seeking community ideas through a parks and reserves consultation plan, which poses the questions such as, should any parks be scrapped and used for something else, and which will be considered in the production of a draft masterplan for the period 2022 to 2052.
The preamble on the website says the NT Parks masterplan will look at ways to improve visitor enjoyment, and explore new business and economic opportunities in partnership with Aboriginal traditional owners.
The consultation paper lays out strategic direction themes but says people are free to raise other issues.
These themes cover: the the future of joint management; park expansion and new visitor experiences; park consolidation, could some be used for other purposes?; identifying the most important traditional owner-approved projects; the future for recreation; managing biodiversity particularity with climate change; managing cultural values; Indigenous economic development; balancing promotion and provision of commercial opportunities; protecting revenue for sustainable management; and partnerships that benefit the public, traditional owners, tourism industry, conservation and the Territory Government.
Parks and Rangers Minister Selena Uibo said in a statement it was the chance for people to have their say on many different elements which will help preserve natural attractions, improve visitor experiences, and ensure they could be enjoyed by locals and visitors.
The consultation paper is open until October 15 and you can take the survey and contribute at the NT Park masterplan consultation website.