14 Aug 2019
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed today in Jabiru will secure the town’s future as the tourism heartland of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.
Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley will join Northern Territory Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Selena Uibo, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) and Traditional Owners from the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) for the signing of the MoU, which will support the town’s transition from a mining town to a tourist town.
ERA is scheduled to cease
operations at the Ranger Mine by 2021. The four MoU parties have committed to
their role in the future of Jabiru and to growing the town as a regional services
and tourism hub for Kakadu National Park and the West Arnhem region.
Please see the full joint media release attached.