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Lee Point – Survey of potential candidates for 2024 election

Potential candidates were asked if elected, “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing project at Lee Point until the (independent) NT Planning Commission has completed a comprehensive Area Plan for the Lee Point peninsula that reflects the needs and wishes of the community.”

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Lee Point queries from potential candidate survey

These queries have arisen from potential candidates running in the 2024 NT Election, from the question;

If elected: “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing project at Lee Point until the (independent) NT Planning Commission has completed a comprehensive Area Plan for the Lee Point peninsula that reflects the needs and wishes of the community.”

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May 13 – Bowdens Breakfast

Approx 20 people and two dogs rolled up this morning at Joel Bowdens office to protest about Saving Lee Point. As planning minister for the Territory Joel Bowden has the power to place a moratorium on the DHA project to stop the clearing of old-growth forest at Lee Point.

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May 9 – works halted!

Three items here, ECNT release, Protesters video and EJA press release. Media release: Works “paused” at Lee Point as Defence Housing Australia accused of alleged unlawful land clearing, as environment and community groups call for Senate probe Environmental groups

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May 7 – Dr Jane Goodall

au.news.yahoo.com/aussie-housing-developers-deeply-embarrassing-destruction-of-ancient-forest-sparks-global-condemnation-035027194.html Aussie housing developer’s ‘deeply embarrassing’ destruction of ancient forest sparks global condemnationMichael Dahlstrom7-9 minutes 07/05/2024The destruction of an ancient forest in Australia by a housing developer has drawn international condemnation with veteran conservationist Dr Jane Goodall describing it

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May 6 – May Day march

Lee Point’s destruction for defence housing is an ecocide massacre‘The community that has formed across this country will never forget the violence of the colony, the silence of our elected members, and the devastating failures of our heritage and

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Newsletter – late April 2024

  Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 38) includes; Is government listening?, Planning for Lee Point, NT Election 2024, art and walks, quiz, grass fire.    1.0 Is Government listening? Fig 1. People at the main 2CRU gate asking

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May 5 – Choir

Snap Community Choir Please see the first Voices of the Top End Community Engagement Report which followed 5 months of small-group conversations around Darwin and beyond. What we found was an impressive, coherent picture of what makes our community unique and

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May 4 – DHA

Palmerston Markets May 3, missing in “in-action”? Defence personnel can access non-market housing without tight means testing or stigma. Defence Housing Australia (DHA) operates as a public housing developer to ensure that defence personnel have affordable housing options near

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May 2 – 2cru and CBD

Todays round up. “There has to be a duty of care when using heavy machinery in an unsecured site. What would have happened if a protester had fainted while sitting in the grass in the path of the dozers

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May 1 – 2cru

If you have any free time now is the time to be out at Lee Point. Multiple arrests are occurring. Workers threatening Violence towards peaceful, non-violent defenders.

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April 30th 2cru

April 30 In a chaotic show of force police and security guards teamed up to man handle protesters at Lee Point this morning. There was no indication of who was incharge of the construction site and no notice of

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Doctors In Threat To Leave

17/4/2024 Northern Territory News ALEX TREACY A group of clinicians previously employed in the Top End are using the Territory’s well-documented shortage of medical staff as leverage in a bid to torpedo the proposed Lee Point precinct development, saying

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Newsletter – early April 2024

Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 37) includes; Senator walks, NT Election, Area Plan and National Park, Art and Artlink, Quiz, Plants and Wildlife.   1.0 Senators visit Lee Point and NT election 2024 During 9-11 April, five senators

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Bowdens Breakfast – 4 April 2024

You are invited to take part in an action to Save Lee Point. Place – near MLA Joel Bowden’s office and Harris Park, Millner Time – 7.30 to 8.30am, Thursday 4 April 2024 Parking – behind MLA Joel Bowden’s

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Newsletter – March 2024

  Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 36) includes; Lee Point events, art project 2024, Area Plan and old growth trees, Quiz, Plants and Wildlife.    1.0 Lee Point events All these events are on the Lee Point Calendar

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Bowdens Breakfast – 12 March 2024

You are invited to take part in an action to Save Lee Point. Place – near MLA Joel Bowden’s office and Harris Park, Millner. Time – 7.30 to 8.30am, Tuesday 12 March 2024 Parking – behind MLA Joel Bowden’s

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Proposed park for CCR

A comprehensive Area Plan for Lee Point peninsula is a much higher priority than a park for Casuarina Coastal Reserve (CCR) We welcome discussions on the small expansion of CCR and changing its status to a park. However, a

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Lee Point Art Project 2024 – Entries

There are 11 stanzas in the Thin Green Line poem by Adam Foster. For more information please contact Justine Glover – 0438 101 964 Artists have chosen or been allocated these stanzas: Stanza 1 – Carol, Doreen Stanza 2

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Newsletter – February 2024

  Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 35) includes; Wilderness Walks, VoTE, Poetry and Art, CCR extension, Old-growth trees, Quiz, Plants and Wildlife.   1.0 Wilderness Walks and Bird Walks at Binybara Wilderness Walks are now being run each

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Wilderness Walks & Key Dates 2024

Wilderness Walks Come and join Friends of Lee Point Inc. around the Lee Point Dam area to look at NATURE and BIRDS. Access to most sites is suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Bring binoculars

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Friends of Lee Point Inc.

Friends of Lee (FLP) was formed on the 25 July 2020 at a public meeting in Lyons with the help of PLan – the Planning Action Network Inc, its main aim being to conserve the natural beauty and biodiversity

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Newsletter – January 2024

  Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 34) includes; Images of 2023 and incorporation, Poetry and art, What went wrong?, Quiz, Old-growth forests. 1.0 Images of 2023 and incorporation Key events that happened last year are captured in Images

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LPAP 2024 – terms and conditions

General Friends of Lee Point Inc invites eligible entrants to get creative and participate in the Lee Point Art Project 2024 (LPAP). Instructions and information on how to enter are part of these Conditions of Entry. Participation in this

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Images of 2023

Greetings Friends, A special thanks to; PLan – Planning Action Network, Environment Centre of the NT (ECNT), Larrakia, Birdlife Top End, NT Field Naturalists and the many people who worked to save Lee Point/Binybara in 2023. Images of 2023

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Newsletter – past issues

Sign up to to get our latest newsletter – Click here. Newsletters in red are pdf files (for printing) and in blue are posts; for android phones – red links need a Bing browser or another browser – not Google.

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Newsletter – December 2023

Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 34) includes; art workshop, Lee Point/Binybara update, old-growth forests, quiz, plants and wildlife.   1.0  Art workshop A workshop was held 3-5pm Saturday 2 December at Darwin Community Arts, Coconut Grove to create

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Newsletter – November 2023

Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 33) includes; Calendar and Bird Walk, Lee Point/Binybara update, old-growth trees, plants and wildlife.   1.0   Calendar and Bird Walk The Friends of Lee Point 2024 calendar went on sale this month at

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DHA Development Permit extension for Lee Point

Meeting notes by Friends of Lee Point – DCA meeting held 17 Nov 2023 The Lee Point Development Permit DP18/0409 (includes Stage 2) was due to lapse on the 30 November 2023. Defence Housing Australia (DHA) have been successful

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Society for Ecological Restoration recommendation

The largest ever Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) conference was held at the Darwin Entertainment Centre 26-30 September. It attracted people from 80 nations and was about connecting people and nature through First Nations people. Some of the SER

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DCA can stop the clearing of Lee Point (Binybara)

Extension of Lee Point Development Permit DP18/0409 Friends of Lee Point recommend that the Development Permit (DP18/0409) not be extended at Lee Point (for Stage 2 see below) because; Background The land at north of Lyons (2CRU), Lot 04873

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Newsletter – October 2023

Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 32) includes; Gouldian Walks, Lee Point Golf course, Lee Point Area Plan,plants and wildlife.   1.0 Gouldian Walks and Art Gouldian Finch (moulting) seen on last Gouldian Walk – 22 Oct (photo Limin Sun)

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Lee Point Golf Course submission

Friends of Lee Point are a Darwin based community group that work to protect the natural beauty and biodiversity of Lee Point (Binybara). Further information is available on the Save Lee Point website. In summary, Friends of Lee Point

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Guide for Lee Point Golf Course Submission

Submissions close 27 Oct 2023 – send to: das.ntg@nt.gov.au This submission guide is based on limited comments from people that are familiar with Lee Point and SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Links to Friends of Lee Point documents and references are

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Newsletter – September 2023

Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 31) includes; Shorebird festival and Gouldian Walks, connecting people and nature, Lee Point Area Plan, plants and wildlife. 1.0 Shorebird Festival and Gouldian Walk Part of the Shorebird Festival Art Exhibition – painting

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Newsletter – August 2023

Greetings Friends, This monthly newsletter (No. 30) includes; celebrations, Darwin’s last wildlife corridor, Lee Point fire, plants and wildlife.   Celebrations were in order after the announcement by DHA that bulldozing work had been paused at Lee Point (Binybara)

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Items of note

This post is a collection of items of note, articles and other Save Lee Point material. 12 October 2022 – Monday – NT Governments record 12 October 2022 – Monday – NT Governments record of how the Lee Point

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Newsletter – July 2023

Greetings Friends, This newsletter includes Larrakia and consultation, support for Save Lee Point, call from scientists, Binybara Camp, plants and wildlife. 1.0 Larrakia and consultation It’s been a busy month with bad and good things happening. Starting with arrests,

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Matt Thistlethwaite MP – First Letter to MT

Dear Matt Thistlethwaite MP I write to you to request that you abandon Defence Housing Australia’s (‘DHA’) planned development at Lee Point (Binybara) in Darwin. Larrakia traditional owners and the broader Darwin community have spoken, we do not want

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Matt Thistlethwaite MP – Response to MT reply

 We suggest you copy the letter below into an email, change as you see fit and send to the following people: Matt Thistlethwaite MP (Assistant Minister for Defence and shareholder minister for DHA) – Matt.Thistlethwaite.MP@aph.gov.au C/C:  Shareholder minister of

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Public Meeting on Lee Point – 4pm Sat 29 July

Come and hear the latest about the controversial Lee Point project. Venue: Bilingga Park, LyonsTime: 4.00 pm, Saturday 29 July Clearing work (bulldozing) has been paused to Friday 11 August, after which it can begin again. How this could

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Vanderlin Shuffle

Come and join us at the Vanderlin Drive and Lee Point Road intersection from 7.20am to 8.00am on Tuesday 25 July to inform the travelling public of the impending disaster at Lee Point. All welcome. Suggested parking: Hibiscus Shopping

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Lee Point in the Media

On this post we list the links to media articles about Lee Point. 20 June 2023 ABC – Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek approves Defence Housing Australia project at Lee Point https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-06-20/tanya-plibersek-lee-point-defence-housing-project-gouldian-finch/102493770

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Gouldian Finch T Shirt

July 12 2023 Update

Greetings, The most critical meeting to date is this Monday 17th July from 7am onwards. So, chuck a sickie and meet at Binybara (Lee Point Camp). This is a real chance to show your concerns! The flyer is here Solidarity Action.

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Newsletter – June 2023

Greetings Friends, This newsletter includes; Bulldozers at Lee Point, experts call for a halt to Lee Point development, Gouldian Finches, Darwin’s disappearing woodland and turkey bush. Please send a letter to the people that can stop DHA bulldozing Lee

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Lee Point Media Conference

3pm Sunday 2 July at the Osprey Tower (mobile tower). Representatives from Larrakia, Friends of Lee Point, Planning Action Network (PLAN), Environment Centre NT, Birdlife, and others will be presenting. There will be a series of announcements about the development

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Newsletter – May 2023

Greetings Friends, This newsletter includes; Colour My World and Gouldian Walks, Disappearing woodland, plants and wildlife.   1.0 Colour My World FLP, Planning Action Network, ECNT and BirdLife Top End held a Colour My World event at the Nightcliff

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Lee Point Biodiversity Corridor

Introduction Map of Corridor (yellow line) with (7) habitat areas and DHA project area (red line) The Lee Point Biodiversity Corridor (Corridor) has significant areas of old-growth forest and is one of the richest biodiversity areas in the Territory

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Newsletter – April 2023

Greetings Friends, This newsletter includes; Gouldian Walks, Nature Positive, Lee Point development update, Darwin woodland, plants and wildlife. 1.0 Gouldian Walks at Lee Point Lots of birds seen (no gouldians yet) on the Gouldian Walks, 22-23 April. Everyone enjoyed

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Newsletter – March 2023

Greetings Friends, This newsletter includes; Farewell to Shorebirds, Lee Point development update, Darwin woodland, plants and wildlife.   1.0 Farewell to Shorebirds – Saturday 11 March Lots of people joined the Farewell to Shorebirds event organised by Birdlife TopEnd,

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Images of 2022

Greetings Friends, Here are some images of places visited and what happened in 2022. They are presented in five parts: 

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Newsletter – February 2023

The migratory shorebirds (left) are under threat, ABC footage from Lee Point explains why and Living with Shorebirds at Lee Point has additional information.   2. Update on DHA Lee Point development The Australian Government is still assessing the

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Newsletter – January 2023

Greetings Friends, This newsletter includes seasonal wetland, Lee Point development, Darwin woodland, plants and wildlife. 1.0 The wet season is here Fig 1. Seasonal Wetland The low areas and runoff channel in the Corridor (see Fig 2) become a

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Newsletter – December 2022

Aleesah Darlinson in Darwin promoting her new picture book, RUSTY, the RAINBOW Bird. We joined Aleesah at Lee Point Dam and saw lots of birds. Her book is pretty good too…. read more   Gouldian Finches have been moving around

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Archive 2022-12

  http://saveleepoint.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/2022-12-21-Tree-Hollows-update.kmz The destruction of Lee Point Corridor by government is not OK. Darwin needs sustainable development not an urban sprawl. One stage (out of 8) has already been destroyed. Please write a letter to your Elected Representatives and media.  

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Lee Point – a special part of Darwin, NT

The following sections explain why Lee Point (Binybara) is a special part of Darwin. 1.0 Introduction Darwin’s environment and an indigenous culture creates a capital city like nowhere else and a place where people can connect with nature. Darwin

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Newsletter – October 2022

  Greetings Friends, This month includes; Welcome Back Shorebird event, DHA erecting fences and no trespassing signs, rally at Parliament House, Darwin tree hollows and Lee Point Corridor. 1. Migratory shorebirds and Gouldian Finches Welcome Back Shorebirds event –

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Newsletter – Sept 2022

2. Save Lee Point campaign – stubbie holders Looking for an early Xmas present? FLP are now selling Stubbie Holders – images from paintings by local artist David Percival. They are available ($10 each) from Nightcliff Markets most Sunday

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Rally at Parliament House

ALL WELCOME 1200-1300 Thursday 13 October Steps of Parliament House Bring a placard if you can Organised by Friends of Lee Point, PLan & ECNT Email: friendsofleepoint@gmail.com Updates on: Friends of Lee Point Facebook

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Gouldian Walk and Art 3

Saturday 1st Oct from 7am Greetings Friends, Come and join us at the meeting place (see below) to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch, Black-breasted Buzzard (and many other birds) plus create some activist art for Lee Point. Gouldian

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Save Lee Point Rally

Think globally act locally at Raintree Park – Smith St Mall 1200-1300 Thursday 15 September 2022 All Welcome Bring a sign if you can   Supported by Planning Action Network, Environment Centre NT and Friends of Lee Point

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Newsletter – August 2022

Greetings Friends, This month: a Bulldozer arrived, Gouldian Finches kept visitors entertained and migratory shorebirds returned to Lee Point. Save Lee Point Rally is at 1200 Thurs, 15 Sept Raintree Park – updates on FLP Facebook.   1. Bulldozers

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What to do next?

Sign the petition calling on the (two) shareholder ministers of DHA intervene and stop the defence housing project at Lee Point and relocate it to a more suitable area. and Request Hon Tanya Plibersek MP (federal minister for environment and

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Gouldian Walk and Art 2

Saturday 3 Sept from 7am Greetings Friends, Come and join us at the meeting place (see below) to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch (and many other birds) plus create some activist art for Lee Point. Gouldian Walk 6

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The bulldozers are here!

Rally 9.15am Saturday, 3rd Sept at Lee Point – Osprey Tower Lee Point is about to be bulldozed again. It will never be the same. Hear what Graeme Sawyer, PLan (Nick Kirlew), ECNT, Friends of Lee Point and others

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Last Chance Tourism

Saturday 27 August (from 4.45pm) Greetings Friends, Come and join us at the meeting place (see below) for some activist art and to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch at Lee Point.   Art for your fence – 4.45pm

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Waters Ward by-election Aug 2022

Where Waters Ward candidates stand on Lee Point If elected: “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing development at Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has completed a comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of

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Newsletter – July 2022

Friends of Lee Point (FLP) are a community-based group of Darwin residents campaigning to conserve Lee Point while encouraging the efficient use of land, infrastructure and services in Darwin. We acknowledge that the Larrakia are the traditional owners of

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Lee Point underground art

Lee Point art has gone underground in the WW11 Tunnels at the Waterfront. Special thanks to Robert Marchant for making this historic site available. The exhibition contains (40) selected artworks from the Lee Point Art Competition and is open

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Lee Point Gouldian Finch Walk 4

Saturday 30 July (arrive between 7.00 to 7.30am) Greetings Friends, Come and join us at Lee Point to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch. Viewing sites to be advised at the meeting place. There will be experienced birdwatchers at

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Lee Point Gouldian Finch Walk 3

Monday 18 July (arrive between 7.00 to 7.30am) Greetings Friends, Come and join us at Lee Point to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch; at present there are at least 50 in this area. Viewing sites to be advised

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Newsletter – June 2022

Greetings Friends, This month; People’s Choice Award prize winners were announced, many people saw Gouldian Finches at Lee Point that prompted ECNT to commence a petition to the Australian Government on protecting Gouldian Finch habitat and Lee Point.  

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People’s Choice Award – prize winners

“What you like about Lee Point”         About the Competition Around 170 artists from the Territory created artworks for the Lee Point Art Competition and People’s Choice Award during Feb – May 2022. The public rated

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Lee Point Gouldian Finch Walk 2

Wednesday 22 June (arrive between 7.00 to 7.30am) Greetings Friends, Come and join us at Lee Point to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch; at present there are at least 50 in this area. Viewing sites to be advised

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Lee Point Gouldian Finch Walk 1

Saturday 11 June 2022, arrive between 7.00 to 7.30am Greetings Friends, Come and join us at Lee Point to look for the iconic Gouldian Finch; at present there are at least 50 in this area. Viewing sites to be

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Gouldian Finch Irruption at Lee Point

Gouldian Finches are arguably one of the most beautiful finches in the world. They are native to northern Australia but were seldom seen in the Darwin area. That is until 2022. Thousands of people (about half are interstate visitors)

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Newsletter – May 2022

Greetings Friends, This month; the Lee Point Art Exhibition opened, Federal candidates were asked where they stood on Lee Point, and Gouldian Finches moved into Lee Point.   Lee Point Art Exhibition – “What you like about Lee Point”

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Liberal Democrats – Jed’s Statement

RE: DHA LEE POINT URBAN DEVELOPMENT Good morning,Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me with your concerns. Firstly, let me say that in a developing city such as Darwin with a growing population, I support

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NT Senate Candidate Survey on Lee Point development

Where the NT Senate candidates stand: If elected: “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing development at Lee Point until the Public Works Committee has completed a comprehensive report on its public benefit.” Candidates Party Yes

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Solomon Candidate Survey on Lee Point development

Where the Solomon candidates stand: If elected: “will you support a moratorium on the current DHA housing development at Lee Point until the Public Works Committee has completed a comprehensive report on its public benefit.” Candidates Yes / No

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Newsletter – April 2022

Greetings Friends, Lee Point Art Competition  “What you like about Lee Point” FLP had a wonderful response from primary and middle school students with 172 artworks submitted, details at: https://saveleepoint.org.au/lee-point-art-competition/ Winners to be announced at the exhibition opening: 11am

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Lee Point Art Competition 2022 – Prizes

All prizes are vouchers to Officeworks Darwin:   PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (All ages, including over 18 years) Total prize value – approx $600 1st Prize $250 2nd prize $150 3rd prize $100 Other prizes to be announced   SCHOOL

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Newsletter – March 2022

Greetings Friends, Lee Point Art Competition – closes 8 April 2022 The Lee Point Art Competition is open to all Territorians aged 18 years and under. There is approx $3000 worth of prizes. Lee Point Art Launch and Nature

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Newsletter – February 2022

Greetings Friends   Lee Point Art Competition This sunday morning we are celebrating the Lee Point Art Competition with a walk to look at migratory shorebirds, nature and a morning tea. The migratory shorebirds will leave around mid April for

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Lee Point Art Competition launch + Nature walk

Date: Sunday 6 March – Please be at the meeting place 7.55am for an 8.00am start. The guided walks feature viewing migratory shorebirds through scopes plus exploring monsoon forest and mangrove habitats. Bring hat/sunscreen, drinking water, binoculars, and camera.

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Newsletter – January 2022

Greetings, We hope 2022 has started well for you. Our big news this month is that FLP and PLan: the Planning Action Network have just launched this art competition. Lee Point Art Competition – What you like about Lee

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Lee Point Peninsular

Lee Point peninsular is approx 5 square kilometres in area and located 17 kilometres from Darwin’s CBD. Over half of Casuarina Coastal Reserve (CCR) is in Lee Point. CCR attracts over one million visits each year and is the

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Images of 2021

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

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Newsletter – December 2021

Tourism Tourism is an important part of the Darwin economy and Lee Point should remain part of this. Read FLP Opinion piece Tourism Top End was contacted about the Lee Point development and advised us they had not been

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BirdLife Top End – support letter

Re: Support for the Save Lee Point campaign BirdLife Top End shares some concerns about the development of Lee Point with the Save Lee Point campaign, and supports calls for a comprehensive management plan for the area. As advocates

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Migratory shorebird sites at Lee Point – Dr Amanda Lilleyman

Charles Darwin UniversityEllengowan Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory, 0909 To Whom it may concern, Value of Casuarina Coastal Reserve for Migratory Shorebirds in Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory The coastline of the Casuarina Coastal Reserve in Darwin’s northern suburbs is one

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Local Member – email template

Draft email (for you to amend) to your MLA with (4) copies to the Ministers for Planning, Environment and Tourism plus Opposition leader. Your MLA email address can be found here. EMAIL To: Your MLA c/c: minister.lawler@nt.gov.au minister.moss@nt.gov.au minister.manison@nt.gov.au Opposition.Leader@nt.gov.au

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Newsletter – November 2021

UN Declaration on Forests and Land Use – November 2021 This month at the Glasgow UN conference (COP26), Australia and the majority of UN countries declared, “…We therefore commit to working collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land

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Darwin’s Natural Treasure

Opinion piece by Friends of Lee Point – Nov 2021 There are very few cities in the world that have a reserve like Lee Point on their doorstep. It makes Darwin a special place. Many of the Darwin community

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Charter Discussion

PREAMBLE The charter is intended for all people/groups that use/benefit from Lee Point. Beneficiaries of Lee Point include; City of Darwin (COD), Friends of Lee Point (FLP), sporting groups, nature groups etc. The charter would align with recent resolutions made

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Newsletter – October 2021

City of Darwin Council tries to cool Darwin as global temperatures rise Global warming is a major problem and Darwin’s temperature is rising. Council’s response to cool Darwin has been to be plant more trees (increase canopy cover) and

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Lee Point nature walk to see shorebirds

Date: Sunday 7 November – Please be at the meeting place 4.30pm, first walk leaves 4.40pm. Other walks (depending on numbers) will leave later. The guided walk starts at Lee Point (see below). Bring hat/sunscreen, drinking water, binoculars and

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City of Darwin Motion Talks

TALK 3 – Times Have Changed TALK 1 – Ian Morris (ecologist and tour guide), TALK 2 – Tiara (Larrakia woman) There are very few cities in the world that have a reserve like Lee Point on their doorstep.

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Raintree Park Rally

Raintree Park Rally 10am Saturday 23 October People need to act before it’s too late. The natural beauty and biodiversity at Lee Point is being bulldozed. We are losing some of the last intact tropical habitat that remains in

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Elected Representatives and Media

One question we suggest you ask your elected members is; “why will housing thousands of people at Lee Point be good for Darwin in the long term“. Elected members are:  your Local Member (MLA), Member for Solomon, and NT

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Community Consultation for Lee Point Zoning

This is a summary of the community consultations that allowed the disused defence land at Lee Point to be zoned for housing development plus comments. An extensive (collaborative) consultation was never carried out to zone the land for housing.

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Save Lee Point – halting the development

People have asked Friends of Lee Point if it is possible to stop the Lee Point development and amend the Lee Point Area Plan (which means amending the NT Planning Scheme). The short answer is YES. Here is a

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Save Lee Point – Waters Ward

City of Darwin – August 2021 elections The petition by Friends of Lee Point calls on the NT Parliament to:“place a moratorium on the current development proposal for Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has developed a comprehensive

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Save Lee Point – Lyons Ward

City of Darwin – August 2021 elections The petition by Friends of Lee Point calls on the NT Parliament to:“place a moratorium on the current development proposal for Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has developed a comprehensive

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Save Lee Point – Darwin Lord Mayor

City of Darwin – August 2021 elections The petition by Friends of Lee Point calls on the NT Parliament to:“place a moratorium on the current development proposal for Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has developed a comprehensive

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Save Lee Point – Chan Ward

City of Darwin – August 2021 elections The petition by Friends of Lee Point calls on the NT Parliament to:“place a moratorium on the current development proposal for Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has developed a comprehensive

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Save Lee Point – Richardson Ward

City of Darwin – August 2021 elections The petition by Friends of Lee Point calls on the NT Parliament to:“place a moratorium on the current development proposal for Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has developed a comprehensive

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Save Lee Point Rally

Public Rally Friday 13 Aug, 10am at Parap Village Centre Defence Housing Australia (DHA) started clearing works at Lee Point on the 5 August to house thousands of people at Lee Point. Approximately 60 people attended a rally near

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Save Lee Point – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s happening at Lee Point? A significant portion of Lee Point is being lost to an urban sprawl with thousands of people to be housed on the disused defence land. It will severely impact on people’s enjoyment of

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Lee Point Outrage – 27 May 2021

Public meeting Thursday 27 May, 5.15pm at Lee Point Darwin residents left the public meeting at Lee Point on Thursday outraged that the proposed housing development would harm nature and they were going to lose their enjoyment of Lee

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Planning for Lee Point, Darwin NT

Planning for Lee Point peninsula, Darwin NT A comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of Lee Point peninsula needs to be completed before any significant development should be allowed.   1.0    Background There are very few cities in the

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