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Mount Peake Project

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Title

Mount Peake Project

Other title

Notice of Intent - Mount Peake; Statement of Reasons - Mount Peake; Terms of Reference for the preparation of an EIS - Mount Peake; Notice of Intent variation - Mount Peake; Draft EIS - Mount Peake; Addendum to Draft EIS - Mount Peake; Supplement to Draft EIS - Mount Peake

Creator

GHD Pty Ltd; Animal Plant Mineral Pty Ltd; Australian Museum Consulting

Issued by

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2013-06-01

Abstract

TNG Ltd, under wholly owned subsidiary Enigma Mining Limited, is proposing to develop and operate the Mt Peake Project, a polymetallic (titanium, vanadium, iron) mine, located approximately 235 km north-northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT). GHD Pty Ltd (GHD) has been engaged by TNG to prepare the NOI and to progress environmental baseline studies and any approvals documentation for the Project.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Mount Peake Project Notice of Intent - NOI June 2013 -- Mount Peake Statement of Reasons - SOR November 2013 -- Mount Peake Terms of Reference for the preparation of an EIS - TOR March 2013 -- Mount Peake Notice of Intent variation - NOI Variation March 2015 -- Mount Peake Project Draft EIS Vol. 1 - Draft EIS February 2016 -- Assessment Report 85 -- Mount Peake Project Draft EIS Vol. 2 Appendices A - K Draft -- Mount Peake Project Draft EIS Vol. 3 Appendix L-O - Draft -- Mount Peake Project Addendum to Draft EIS Appendix 1-10 -- Mount Peake Project Supplement to Draft EIS - April 2017 -- Mount Peake Project Addendum to the Draft EIS - November 2017

Language

English

Subject

Environmental impact statement; Environmental assessment; Iron mines and mining; Environmental aspects

Publisher name

TNG Limited

Place of publication

Subiaco

Format

Volumes : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

TNG Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Related links

https://www.tngltd.com.au/project/mount-peake-v-ti-fe/ [Mount Peake V Ti Fe - TNG Limited]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396300 [Mount Peake Project Notice of Intent - NOI June 2013]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396301 [Mount Peake Statement of Reasons - SOR November 2013]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396303 [Mount Peake Terms of Reference for the preparation of an EIS - TOR March 2013]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396305 [Mount Peake Notice of Intent variation - NOI Variation March 2015]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396307 [Mount Peake Project Draft EIS Vol. 1 - Draft EIS February 2016]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396309 [Mount Peake Project Draft EIS Vol. 2 Appendices A - K Draft]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396311 [Mount Peake Project Draft EIS Vol. 3 Appendix L-O - Draft]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396314 [Mount Peake Project Supplement to Draft EIS - April 2017]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396315 [Mount Peake Project Addendum to the Draft EIS - November 2017]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396317 [Mount Peake Project Addendum to Draft EIS Appendix 1-10]; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396319 [Assessment Report 85]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/294504

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396317

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396300; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396301; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396303; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396305; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396307; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396309; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396311; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396314; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396315; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396319

Page content

TNG LTD MOUNT PEAKE PROJECT Page | 4 2. TARGET SPECIES AND PREVIOUS WORK 2.1 BRUSH-TAILED MULGARA (DASYCERCUS BLYTHI) Dasycercus blythi (BTM) is a stocky rat-sized carnivorous marsupial with a broad head, pointed muzzle and rounded ears. The fur is light sandy brown dorsally and greyish-white ventrally. The thick, tapered tail is approximately 60% of the head-body length, with reddish hair at the base and black hair on the final two thirds (Woolley 2005; Masters and Dickman 2012). The BTM is currently listed as Vulnerable under the TPWC Act. The species current distribution occurs from the Simpson Desert in the far south-western Queensland, extending across the arid interior through to the Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts of southern and Central Northern Territory and central Western Australia (Woolley 2008). Given the recent taxonomy and nomenclature changes (Woolley 2005), there is some uncertainty over the species historical distribution, though there has been a certain decline in its southern extent (Masters et al. 2003). Mulgara preferably occupy habitat containing spinifex (Triodia spp.) grasslands on sand plains and the swales between low dunes, however they are also associated with spinifex on flat to gently sloping topographic positions, with or without open mulga (Acacia aneura) woodland overstory (Woolley 2008; Masters and Dickman 2012; Pavey et al. 2011). The species has been recorded in the absence of spinifex cover; in recently burnt or regenerating landscapes (Masters et al. 2003), but possibly as short-term residents. Mature spinifex hummock appear to be particularly important resource in protecting Mulgara from introduced predators (Moore et al. 2015) There is one old historical record (1901) of mulgara in the Mount Peake area. Until recently, the BTM and Crest-tailed Mulgara (CTM) were largely synonymous (as D. cristicauda) (Woolley 2005). The species listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act is the CTM, D. cristicauda, but this listing includes the Mulgara species at Mount Peake, because the listing was made prior to publication of the two species currently accepted identification. It has now been determined that the Mulgara species in the Mount Peake area is the BTM (D. blythi) (Department of Environment and Energy (DEE) 2014) and the CTM (D. cristicauda) is now considered to be restricted to sand-dune habitats in south-eastern Northern Territory, and to have never occurred in the Mount Peake area. 2.2 PREVIOUS SURVEYS OF THE MOUNT PEAKE PROJECT 2.2.1 Baseline Biological Survey The biological attributes of the Project area were first presented in a report produced by GHD in November 2015 (field survey completed April 2013) with the objective to satisfy the fauna assessment requirements of the TOR set by the NTEPA for assessment of the Mount Peake Project (GHD 2015a). The Mount Peake Project Fauna Assessment Report was presented as Appendix H in the Draft EIS and was based on (as outlined in the document) information derived from the following: Desktop searches of government database information relating to fauna distributions, including the DEE Protected Matters Search Tool (PMST) and the Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management (DLRM) Fauna Atlas database; and


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