May 16 – Allegations made on Lee Point works

Stage 2 & 3 (approx 18ha) were cleared with bulldozers and chains during 30 Apr-2 May 2024.

The Friends of Lee Point community have alleged that Defence Housing Australia (DHA) have made clear and substantial breaches of the Lee Point Development Permit 18/0409.

The alleged breaches relate mainly to the clearing of Stage 3 and includes (but not limited to):

  • Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) not being endorsed prior to start of works.
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) not being complied with prior to start of works (including site preparation)
  • The Shorebird monitoring program not being adequately implemented

A complaint involving the breaches was lodged today by Friends of Lee Point Inc. on behalf of the Friends of Lee Point community to the NT Government – Development Assessment Services. Not all information was publicly available to check all conditions had been satisfied and further information has been requested.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young in a statement to the Senate described the recent clearing works at Lee Point as a “Government-sanctioned Extinction”.