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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 | 49 Ref. Source of Impact Consequence Discussion Mitigation C o n se q u e n ce Li ke lih o o d R e si d u al R is k EI S re fe re n ce the local area which can increase competition and predation pressure on the Mulgara landfill will attract feral fauna. A higher than average number of predators moving through the surrounding habitat towards the landfill on a regular basis would greatly increase the risk of predation on Mulgara BTM09 Noise Noise generated by mine processing, blasting and vehicle movements has the capacity to disturb Mulgara and prevent recruitment from areas of undisturbed vegetation proximal to the mine impact footprint and access road corridor. Numerous noise studies have demonstrated either lower animal density and/or species richness near highways (Shaub et al. 2008; Dorrance et al. 1975; Forman et al. 2002; Reijnen et al. 1995; Reijnen et al. 1996; Rudolph et al. 1999), which suggests that noise is a major deterrent for wildlife. Noise generated by the mine is likely to preclude movements of Mulgara through and around the mine site area. Depending on the level, noise around the mine site may directly impact the value and utility of native vegetation surrounding the site, further reducing the net habitat available for occupation of this species. Noise around the processing area will be constant over the long term and there is the possibility that animals moving into the area may become accustom to the noise once they determine that the noise is not associated with a threat. Noise from blasting will cause a brief and immediate disturbance to individuals around the mine site. However, the frequency of blasting is not expected to be high enough to cause significant impact to individuals. Vehicle noise is likely to have some impact on the movement of Mulgara around the haul/access road, and may limit the frequency of movement across the haul/access road corridor, contributing to the impact of fragmentation. The GHD 2015 Noise and Vibration report indicates that at the proposed mine camp (5 km from mine site), the noise levels would be at predicted level of up to 34.3 dBA. Maximum internal noise levels of 50-55 dBA is recommended for human sleep. Minimizing impact can be achieved by: Management of noise impacts through the implementation of an Air and Dust Management Plan. Impact mitigation can be achieved by: Management of noise impacts through the implementation of an Air and Dust Management Plan. Management can be achieved by: Monitor Mulgara populations as per the Mulgara Monitoring Program to determine if, and to what extent, noise is influencing the local distribution of this Threatened species 1 2 VL Mulgara MP BTM10 Dust Mining and the movement of vehicles generates dust that could settle on and decrease the quality of vegetation in and around the mine site and haul/access road corridor. The Project occurs in a low rainfall environment. Dust generated from blasting, digging and dumping and the movement of vehicles has the potential to degrade native vegetation around the site. A decrease in the quality and health of vegetation increases the overall loss of vegetation and fauna habitat. Therefore inadequate management of dust could result in a direct increase in the loss of Mulgara foraging habitat. Spinifex (Triodia) are particularly vulnerable to dust and damaged individuals take a very long time to regenerate once dust impacts finally cease. Minimizing impact can be achieved by: Implementation of an Air and Dust Management Plan. Impact mitigation can be achieved by: Investigate the use of soil binding material in areas of heavy traffic. It is possible to consider sealing roads in areas such as the workshop. Management can be achieved by: Implementation of an Air and Dust Management Plan. 2 2 Low Mulgara MP BTM11 Light Light emitted from the proposed mine and from vehicles moving along the haul/access road could adversely impact on the Light emitted from the proposed mine could essentially decreases the value of uncleared habitat immediately adjacent developed areas, hence, reducing available habitat in the local area. However, this impact is expected to be very minor. Minimizing impact can be achieved by: See Table 4-5, GFF11 above. Impact mitigation can be achieved by: No specific action required Management can be achieved by: No specific action required 1 2 VL Mulgara MP


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