Frack Free NT Alliance
The Frack-Free NT Alliance was established in December 2014 and is a Territory-wide network to coordinate activities between the diverse and growing number of local frack-free community campaign groups; public health, environment and legal experts; and Traditional Owners, pastoralists and landholders concerned about the risks of fracking.
With 85% of the Territory covered by shale gas exploration licenses and applications, including regional and remote homes and communities, and many of our iconic natural and cultural areas there is a great deal at stake for NT residents.
From the coast and wetlands of Arnhem Land, to the savannah plains and pastoral stations of the Gulf and Barkly and the living deserts of Central Australia; our big river systems and aquifers, National Parks and Reserves are all at risk.
Communities say “NO” to gasfields
There is growing community concern about the long term impacts of the shale gas industry if it goes to full production in the NT. Gasfield industrialisation has already impacted local communities and large tracts of land and water supplies in regional QLD and NSW. But while many other states and countries are moving to ban fracking due to the risk it poses to public health, our air, land and water, the NT government is instead irresponsibly planning to ramp up this toxic industry.
Under current legislation and regulations most landholders in the NT do not have legal rights to say no to shale gas operations. But increasingly landholders are discovering that the long term health and environmental risks that fracking poses far outweigh any industry-promised benefits and are joining together to declare whole regions gasfield-free.
The Frack-Free NT Alliance are campaigning for the implementation of no-go zones to protect the Territory’s unique environments, rich cultural heritage and precious water resources. We are also calling for legislation that gives landholders and communities the right to say know to this damaging industry in their local area.