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The activities and decisions of Litchfield Council have a significant impact on the health of our local and regional ecosystems and our community.

Litchfield Council is responsible for delivering a variety of services to the public as well as protecting, conserving and enhancing our natural environment.

Council acknowledges that, to meet our statutory and community obligations, the principals of ecological sustainability development (ESD) must be applied across all operations and fostered in the community.

We are committed to maintaining or enhancing the health of our natural environment and the well being and equity of our community for current and future generations.


Cane Toads

Cane Toads are at large in the NT, however there are some varieties of native frogs and toads that can often be mistaken for cane toads. The Northern Territory Government provides funding to Frogwatch each year to assist in community cane toad management. Parks and Wildlife NT recommend 3 important...Read more

Fire Management

Landowner Responsibilities Firebreaks / Fire Access Trails Fire awareness is a big part of living in the Top End and the better prepared you are for a bushfire the easier it will be to protect your assets. Fire prevention, firebreak construction and reduction of fuel loads are the responsibility of...Read more

Land Clearing Guidelines

Landowners in the Litchfield Municipality are currently permitted to clear up to 1 hectare of their allotment without approval. Clearing must not result in soil erosion or water quality problems on adjoining or downstream allotments. Clearing of more than one hectare of land (which also includes...Read more

Native Wildlife

There is a diverse range of wildlife within the Litchfield Municipality. Most residents have woken up to see a mob of wallabies on the front lawn or had a possum in their roof. Dingo's are also a common sight. Native vertebrate wildlife is protected within the Northern Territory and a permit is...Read more

Sites of Conservation Significance

This title is given only to sites that contribute significantly to nature conservation. Scientists from the Department of Land Resource Management have identified 67 of the most important sites for biodiversity conservation in the Northern Territory. Of the 67 identified sites, 25 are primarily on...Read more