The Northern Territory covers approximately one sixth of the Australian continent, with an area of 1.35 million square kilometres. Approximately four-fifths of the Northern Territory (1.09 million square kilometres) lies within the Tropics and the 6200 kilometre coastline is generally flat, backed by swamps, mangroves and mudflats.
This section sets out the characteristics of the region identified through a comprehensive environmental scan and local consultations. The information detailed in this section is not exhaustive of the characteristics of the region, but provides an overview and insight to some of the challenges facing the region.
This section sets out the issues and goals identified through local consultation. It also details the specific strategies that will help achieve the community’s objectives. The issues and strategies will be reviewed and may be modified throughout the implementation of the plan to June 2014 to ensure they respond to emerging issues and opportunities or changing community or government priorities in the Northern Territory.