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Mount Peake Project



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


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

Issued by

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT




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.


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




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

Publisher name

TNG Limited

Place of publication



Volumes : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

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Copyright owner

TNG Limited



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]

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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

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TNG LTD MOUNT PEAKE PROJECT Page | 27 4. BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT 4.1. APPROACH For the purposes of this document, biodiversity management refers to the management of native flora, vegetation, fauna and fauna habitat within the Project area, where the Project area represents the 15, 328.62 ha of land mapped by GHD (2015a), which includes the borefield, borefield access road, mine and infrastructure area, village, haul/access road, borrow pits and Adnera load out facility. Within the boundaries of the Project Area, TNG expect to clear approximately 735 ha for the Project. Management of biodiversity is structured as follows: Key Activities, Risks and Impacts: Identification of the key activities being undertaken during the management period, and the potential environmental impacts and residual risk levels for each environmental impact starting with general biodiversity and then specifically dealing with targeted Threatened species of conservation concern. Mitigation Measures: Description of the procedures to be employed to enable the management of impacts, including the nomination of the responsible party and timing objectives to be met. Trigger, Action, Response Plan (TARP): Identifies the actions to be implemented in the case of non compliance. This includes strategies of remediation and the person(s) responsible for the actions. 4.2. CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF IMPACTS OF THE PROJECT The common types of impacts identified in Section 1 of this document all exert an influence on all aspects of biodiversity. Therefore, they are the fundamental basis of the risk assessment process. The risks of impacts on aspects of biodiversity are easily calculated as a function of the consequence of an impact and the likelihood of the impact occurring. However, the accuracy of the risk assessment and the extent to which impacts can actually be minimized, mitigated or managed is dependent on how well informed the process is. An accurate and adequate risk assessment must be based on sufficient field biological survey work across the entire Project area. The likelihood and consequence of an impact on biodiversity depends on a number of factors including: The local and regional distribution of the species with species that are endemic to an area or, species that occur in disjunct populations being the species that are most at risk; The value of a population of the species in a particular area for genetic exchange and the maintenance of species genetic fitness; The dependency of a species on a particular micro-habitat or resource that is limited in availability both spatially or temporally; The susceptibility of a species to adverse natural and non-natural stochastic impacts such as an increased frequency of fire or a sudden increase in predation pressure; and The dependence of a species, at different periods of their life cycle, on multiple resources that are required to be available within the landscape at different times of the year. 4.3. CONSEQUENCES OF IMPACTS Consequences of impacts include, but are not limited to: A long-term decrease in the size of an important population of a species; A reduction in the area of occupancy of an important population; The fragmentation of an existing important population into two or more populations; Adverse and irreparable impacts on habitat critical to the survival of a species; Disruption to the breeding cycle of an important population;

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