Gravity survey commences June 2021

Region: Greater Darwin, Katherine Region, Barkly Region, Central Australia | Topic: Livestock
May 2021

Map of Barkly region showing area where survey will take place

The Northern Territory Government will be doing a gravity survey within the Barkly region starting in June 2021. The survey will involve a helicopter landing a minimum of every 2kms and taking a reading with a gravity meter. Each reading takes approximately five minutes. There will be no ground disturbance.

Gravity information is collected using a gravity meter used to measure changes in the earth’s gravitational field. Gravity information is an important tool that will assist regional and national geological mapping.

The results from the gravity readings can be used to find rock formations under the ground and also detect possible areas of underground water.

This is a no impact program that will require helicopter access to some pastoral stations and Aboriginal land trusts.

More information

For further information, please contact:

Peter Campbell
Manager - Aboriginal Engagement and Land Access
Phone: 08 8999 5202

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