Malak Malak Browns Creek Boat Ramp Agreement

Category: Agreement
Sub Category:Lease
Location:Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Agreement between the Malak Malak, the Fisheries Division and the Transport and Works Department
  • Subject Matter:Land Use | Tourism | Fishing
    Summary Information:
    The lease between the Northern Land Council on behalf of the Malak Malak and the Northern Territory Fisheries Division and the Northern Territory Department of Transport and Works was negotiated in 1996 ('the lease'). It provided for the Malak Malak to lease an area of 600 square metres of river bank to the Northern Territory Government for two years. The lease was designed to enable an ugrade of the boat ramp with fleximat material (Fry c2001).

    The area has been the subject of environmental concerns due to boat traffic (Lindsay 2004; Jackson 2004). In the past, permission was not sought for the construction of boat ramps at Browns Creek (Fry c2001).

    The lease was not renewed because in 1999 a new lease was entered into regarding the Market Gardens area, which was considered less susceptible to erosion (Fry c 2001).

    The Browns Creek land near the boat ramp is a public camping area that generates revenue for the Malak Malak (Lindsay 2004).

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Malak Malak Market Gardens Boat Ramp Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Department of Transport and Works (NT) - Signatory
  • People
  • Malak Malak

  • References

    Newspaper Article
    Northern Land Council (2001) Malak Malak support tourism industry
    Report
    Sue Jackson (2004) Preliminary Report on Aboriginal perspectives on land-use and water management in the Daly River region, Northern Territory
    Resource
    Daly Region Community Reference Group (2004) Meeting Record for Meeting 4: 17-19 May 2004
    Norman Fry (c2001) Daly River and Access Rights

    Glossary

    Lease