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Northern Territory Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

This paper was prepared to support conversations at the Mparntwe (Alice Springs) roundtable for the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy. The Northern Territory has some of the strongest solar radiation in the world and there is clearly much potential to develop clean energy projects on First Nations titled lands. 



Special thanks to Christian Bass for use of the photo.

Northern Territory roundtable planned to assist in development of First Nations Clean Energy Strategy

The second roundtable to discuss the barriers and opportunities for First Nations people in Australia's clean energy transition is being held in Alice Springs on 16 - 17 May 2023.

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Inquiry into Northern Australia Workforce Development (December 2022)

In Northern Australia, almost all land, and also waters, are covered by some form of legally recognised and enforceable First Nations title. Australiaʼs rapid transition to renewable energy will require access to vast areas of land and waters, including for thousands of kilometres of new transmission infrastructure. Enabling and empowering First Nations to play a key and central role in Australiaʼs renewable energy transition goes beyond just social licence issues - it presents a unique opportunity for Australia to design an economic system for renewable energy infrastructure developments (and upstream and downstream supply chains) that is fair and just and which can also positively impact and result in other social and economic benefits for First Nations.

The Off-Grid Guide: Procurement, deployment and maintenance of remote off-grid solar power systems

This guide is a resource for communities to help with deci­sion mak­ing in the pro­cure­ment, deploy­ment, oper­a­tion and main­te­nance of off-grid power sys­tems. It lever­ages the knowl­edge gen­er­at­ed dur­ing the Bush­light project, which ran between 2002 and 2013.

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The Remote Community Mining Toolkit

The Remote Community Mining Toolkit is designed to empower remote communities to gain a greater understanding of, prepare for and act to better manage the changing effects of a mine over its lifecycle.

A key goal of the toolkit is to deliver enduring community value from mining (ECVM) – or long-term, lasting value to the community.

The best way to do this is for the community to make decisions and act early so as to best influence the mining decision-makers: the company, the state and, in the Northern Territory, Traditional Owners who have the power to block mining development on Aboriginal land.

This toolkit is provided for guidance purposes only and does not substitute for expert legal and other advice which should be sought early in the mine lifecycle and before any decision is made or action is taken.

Authors: Blackwell BD and Fordham AE. 2018. The Remote Community Mining Toolkit. Ninti One Ltd, Alice Springs.