Keeping the community informed

Communication to stakeholders

SSD plays an important role in providing ongoing assurance to the community that the environment of the Alligator Rivers Region remains fully protected from impacts of uranium mining. As part of this role, SSD undertakes a range of communication activities aimed at keeping people living within the Alligator Rivers Region and the broader community informed in relation to the outcomes of our supervision, assessment, research into and monitoring of the environmental effects of uranium mining in the Region.

SSD also communicates directly with various stakeholders, particularly the owners, managers and users of the Alligators Rivers Region and its wetlands, in order to better understand and address their specific concerns and expectations.

SSD posts continuous, event-based and routine water monitoring results on its website for public viewing. The water monitoring data are updated regularly while the creeks are flowing. Biological and radon monitoring data are also online. You can link to the SSD environmental monitoring web pages to get the latest results.

How we communicate

We use a number of ways to communicate with the public in Kakadu including the Kakadu Community Noticeboard (a website providing Kakadu locals with a forum to read about and advertise community events). The Kakadu Community Noticeboard has links to the SSD website and provides local people with user-friendly access to SSD information. We also man information stalls at local festivals, have a display at the Bowali Visitor Centre, and host regular school groups from the West Arnhem College, to inform the community on related environmental matters. See Displays, open days, exhibitions, talks and conferences.

SSD communicates the results of our environmental research through a range of  activities including: