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Darwin Refinery



Darwin Refinery

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Notice of Intent - Darwin Refinery; Statement of Reasons - Darwin Refinery; Terms of Reference for the preparation of an EIS - Darwin Refinery; Report for TNG Limited - Darwin Refinery


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; On 27 October 2015, TNG Limited (TNG) submitted a Notice of Intent to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) outlining a proposal for Darwin Refinery. TNG proposes to construct and operate the Darwin Refinery on Middle Arm, Darwin Harbour, adjacent to the Elizabeth River (within Lot 1817, Hundred of Ayers). The refinery would process magnetite concentrate railed from TNG’s (separately proposed) Mt Peake Project, 1,400 km south of Darwin. Terms of Reference to assist the proponent in preparing the draft EIS for Darwin Refinery were issued on the 20 May 2016.


TNG Limited (TNG) submits this Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) and Department of Lands Planning and Environment (DLPE) as formal notification of its proposal to construct and operate the Darwin Refinery (Refinery).

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Introduction -- Project area -- Key legislation -- Project description -- Land use history -- Existing environment -- Potential impacts and management -- Matters of national environmental significance -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendices A-C.




Metals; Refining; Environmental aspects

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TNG Limited

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iii, 65, [19] pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/400948; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/400950

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TNG Limited - Darwin Refinery EIS Terms of Reference NORTHERN TERRITORY ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY 11 significant or sensitive vegetation types and/or ecosystems within the Project area and potential (worst-case) impact footprint the presence or likely presence of species listed under the EPBC Act and / or the TPWC Act within the Project area and in any areas that may be impacted by the Project, including historic records. Relevant species for the EPBC Act include, but are not limited to: o EPBC Vulnerable listed species: dwarf sawfish (Pristis clavata) migratory; largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis) migratory; green sawfish (Pristis zijsron) migratory; green turtle (Chelonia mydas) marine, migratory; flatback turtle (Natator depressus) marine migratory; hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) marine, migratory o EPBC Endangered listed species: loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) marine migratory; olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) marine, migratory o EPBC critically endangered listed species: curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) marine migratory; eastern curlew (Numenius madagascarensis) marine migratory the size and distribution of the local threatened species population, including at different life cycle stages, for example, when the population is breeding, foraging, resting and/or migrating the importance of the local population in a local, regional, NT, national and international context suitable habitat for listed threatened species, including: o consideration of habitat suitable for breeding, foraging, aggregation or roosting o the quality and quantity of available habitat the local populations range, important habitat areas and migratory pathways o the areas to be disturbed or altered by development as part of the proposed action (with reference to maps showing important habitat areas), making clear how those areas will, or potentially could be, disturbed or altered the presence, or likely occurrence, of introduced and invasive species (both flora and fauna) within and adjacent to the Project area, and regionally, including weed species declared under the Weeds Management Act. A weed survey should be undertaken that incorporates all areas likely to be disturbed by the Project. Weed data is to be collected in accordance with the Northern Territory Guidelines10 any areas within the Project footprint that have previously been subject to clearing activities or disturbance. Explain the basis for information provided in response to the above, that is, whether the Proponent: is identifying and relying upon existing literature or previous surveys has conducted its own surveys specifically for this purpose. 10 Department of Land Resource Management, 2015. NT weed data collection guidelines. Available at: http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/weeds/mapping http://www.lrm.nt.gov.au/weeds/mapping

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