The Save Lee Point campaign is being run by a concerned group of Darwin/Palmerston residents called Friends of Lee Point (FLP).
FLP are seeking to conserve Lee Point while encouraging the efficient use of land, infrastructure and services. We acknowledge that Larrakia are the traditional owners of Lee Point and the land and surrounding sea require protection, management and respect from all. FLP are after a comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of Lee Point that will reflect the long term wishes and needs of the community.
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The campaign is also about raising people’s awareness. Most people are unaware of the 2015 Lee Point Area Plan, or that this plan (which is focused on the disused defence land) has led to a proposed development to house thousands of people at Lee Point. Of the people who know about the plan, very few people support the plan or the proposed development. FLP want to see the NT Planning Commission (an independent statuary planning authority) develop a comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of Lee Point before any major development happens. The NT Government has yet to involve the Commission in planning for Lee Point.
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ABOUT FRIENDS OF LEE POINT
Friends of Lee Point was formed from the public meeting held at Lyons Community Centre on the 25 July 2020.
Prior to 2020, an insignificant proportion of people in Darwin’s northern suburbs were aware of the 2015 Lee Point Area Plan or the proposed DHA development. To help raise people’s awareness a Facebook page “friends of lee point” was started in Sept 2020.
Supporters of FLP believe that the NT Planning Commission should develop a comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of Lee Point before any major development happens at Lee Point. The vision of FLP Members is that all land at Lee Point be included in a NT Parks and Wildlife Reserve except for the Lee Point Resort/Caravan Park, refer to FLP Lee Point Area Map or Lee Point Area Map pdf. Other people may have a different vision for Lee Point and that’s OK.
Much has changed since 2015. What is important now is that major development (and clearing work) does not happen at Lee Point until the NT Planning Commission has had time to develop a comprehensive Area Plan for the whole of Lee Point.
Planning Action Network (PLan) have been assisting FLP with the Save Lee Point campaign.
Friends of Lee Point meeting people and enjoying Lee Point.