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NLC welcomes Coalition approach to plans for Northern Australia

Posted: Fri, June 21, 2013

THE Northern Land Council awaits more detail of the Coalition’s plans on future development of Northern Australia.

Responding to Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott’s long-range plan for Northern Australia, NLC Chairman, Wali Wunungmurra, said that while he has yet to look at the specifics of the recently released policy, he welcomed the Opposition leader’s vision of the Northern states and Territory cooperating through a high-level strategic partnership.

“We welcome development and the economic benefits that this brings to the community but of course we expect to be consulted on any issues of land access,” Mr Wunungmurra said.

Mr Wunungmurra re-emphasised the point made earlier that his land council has an enviable record in supporting and facilitating a wide range of projects across the Top End of the Territory.