‘It’s a sad day’: ‘This is a sad chapter for the Northern Territory’

The Australian Capital Territory’s chief executive has resigned after the state government announced it had lost an appeal against its $2 billion plan to upgrade the iconic Glenelg mountain.

Chief executive John McMillan said the move was a “significant blow” for the state and had “the potential to undermine the trust” in the way the Northern Australia Government operates.

“This is an extremely sad day for the NT and for all of the people who work here,” Mr McMillam said in a statement.

I have always been clear that the NT Government is committed to protecting the heritage and integrity of the Northern and Central Australian ecosystems and I will continue to hold them to account for the decisions they have made.”