Jabiru is in a quandary. The ERA lease at Ranger Uranium Mine is due to finish in 3 years, and my understanding is that technically, they have to rehabilitate everything they have built back to nature. This includes their town- Jabiru. So after many years since last visiting Jabiru, we thought we would go and have a look 3years before the town may disappear off the map. Driving around the town you can quickly see, Jabiru is a town in limbo. Lots of mine workers have already left, and some of the ones still there, are starting to trash the place. Accomodation is looking tired and in need of freshening up, however, with the threat of it all being bulldozed, who can blame them for not doing anything. No doubt there are negotiations with the NT Government in the background to save Jabiru, however as a long time Territorian who lives 300kms away, I have not heard anything much about it.
Anbinik Resort, has to survive 3 years until a decision is made. It is obvious that they will spend little and charge as much as possible in the meantime in case they loose the lot. Not the best value.More
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