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Mount Peake Project

Details:

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 | 21 4. RESULTS 4.1 DIRECT SURVEY OBSERVATIONS The September survey of 150 transects yielded no direct observations of GDS within the Project area. 4.2 HABITAT ASSESSMENT The total survey area of the Project is 15,328.62 ha, as mapped by GHD (GHD, 2015a) within which construction will take place impacting approximately 735 ha of native vegetation. The total area of borrow required for construction of the haul road is yet to be finalised. Throughout its distribution, the GDS is reported to have a preference for either sandplain and adjacent swales that support hummock grassland and scattered shrubs or paleodrainage lines on lateritic soils supporting Melaleuca shrubs. Based on the vegetation types mapped by GHD only one habitat within the Project area was suitable for GDS: Triodia grasslands on sandy plains. The suitability of this habitat for GDS was validated during the ground survey work undertaken by APM in September/October 2017 with photos provided in Appendix I of the Biodiversity Management Plan. Of the 15,328 ha of vegetation within the Project area, 5,335.28 ha (38%) is potentially utilised by GDS and Figures 4-1a, b and c shows the distribution and extent of suitable habitat mapped as vegetation associations across the Project area. Along the 1 km wide haul/access road alignment corridor and within each polygon mapped as suitable habitat for GDS a corridor of 25 m will be cleared. The clearing corridor will be a maximum width of 25 m and will impact on each of the vegetation associations mapped. The total area required for clearing to construct the haul/access road is 234 ha across the entire length of the alignment. Therefore the maximum extent of clearing of Triodia grassland on sandy plains habitat is 4.38 %. The mine site and associated facilities will require the clearing of approximately 435 ha, much of which is habitat suitable for the GDS. This equates to 8.15 % of the Triodia grasslands on sandy plains habitat in the Project area. The exact extent of impact from the Project cannot be determined until the development footprint is finalised however the proportion of habitat lost as a function of that which is available in the Project survey area is unlikely to change given the mosaic spread of habitats from west to east along the haul/access road and north to south along the borefield corridor.


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