by Friends of Lee Point – January 2022
Here are some images of places visited and what happened in 2021. Images are based on our Newsletters and Facebook Page. The Images of 2021 are in five parts:
- Habitats Visited
- Migratory Shorebirds
- Community Awareness
- Climate Warming and Biodiversity
1. HABITATS VISITED
Lee Point peninsular contains most of the habitats found in the Top End, read Opinion Piece. Here are some of them:
Several guided walks were organised in Lee Point by FLP during the year.
3. MIGRATORY SHOREBIRDS
BirdLife Top End and PLan: the Planning Action Network Inc. held a series of events to appreciate the amazing journeys migratory shorebirds make and the threats they face, read more. FLP helped organise/run catering and nature walks in support of these events.
4. COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Many people were still unaware that thousands of people were planned to be housed at Lee Point at the start of 2021. A series of (9) meeting/rallies and market stalls in conjunction with PLan: the Planning Action Network Inc. was held in 2021 to help raise awareness, some of which attracted media attention.
By December, 3000 people had signed a petition to: place a moratorium on the current housing development proposal for Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has developed a comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of Lee Point.
In December, DHA tendered Stage 2 works (more land clearing) without construction approval from the NT Government.
5. CLIMATE WARMING AND BIODIVERSITY
Darwin is getting hotter. City of Darwin released its 2030 Greening Darwin Strategy in August to help cool and green Darwin. Refer to our newsletters; Sept, Oct and Nov 2021.
In November, Australia and the majority of countries in the world committed to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. The commitment was made at the UN conference COP26.