A Northern Territory land council’s calling for harsher penalties for land clearing.
Tarwoo Station in the Northern Territory were found to have illegally cleared close to 200 hectares of land and were fined just over 7-thousand dollars.
The Northern Land Council says such a fine does nothing to deter developers from carrying and bigger fines are needed.
The council says it’s not opposed to developing land, but Native Title Holders rights must be respected in that process.
A similar investigation into illegal clearing of around 200 hectares of land at Claravale Station is also being investigated.