NOTICE: Application for Permits at Leanyer Sewage Farm, NT

To: Simon Mustoe <>
Subject: NOTICE: Application for Permits at Leanyer Sewage Farm, NT
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:15:15 +1000
Hi Simon,

Well, that opens a can of worms. NTP&W making an OH&S induction course a condition for a permit places any permit holder who allows a person who has not completed the induction to accompany them to Leanyer in an invidious position. NTP&W has shifted the public risk liability onto the permit holder who allows any non-inducted person to accompany them. Permit holders who give their key to anyone who has not been inducted, and allows that person to go into Leanyer by themselves, may well find themselves even further in the legal deep end.

This policy may well result in hiring professional guides with public liability insurance, the only way for visiting birders to visit Leanyer.

Carl Clifford

On 22/09/2011, at 4:31 PM, Simon Mustoe wrote:


Peter Kyne has requested that we kindly pass on information from NT Power and Water, regarding access to Leanyer Sewage Farm. Note, the application for a permit will only suit locals and the deadline is 30 September. Here is his message:

Dear NT Birders,
To assist Power and Water in arranging access to Leanyer Sewage
Ponds, they have asked to I co-ordinate a list of all of those people
interested in obtaining a permit to access the ponds. At this stage please use me as a central contact point rather than individually contacting Power and Water. This is the first step for Power and Water to begin preparing indemnities and keys, and in upgrading their database. Following this will be an induction process,
with Power and Water looking at a group induction in the first
instance. Date and time to be advised in due course. So please, don’t
apply if you are not able to make yourself available for this induction,
thanks ; )
If you wish to obtain a permit, please advise me of the following details by 12 noon FRIDAY 30 September:
1.       First name and surname
2.       Email address
3.       Residential address
4.       Phone number (home/mobile)
5.       If you are a member of the NTFNC
Permits will be issued for a 3 year period with a $50 key deposit. Previous key deposits will be honoured.
Many thanks, Pete Kyne

Peter Kyne, PhD
Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge
Charles Darwin University
Darwin 0909 NT, Australia
Ph: 08 8946 7616
Mob: 0435 139 322

For more information on Leanyer and birding in the Top End,




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