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Ministerial Statement Environmental Impact Assessment of a Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Hon. Mike Reed Minister for Lands Planning and Environment dated 20 November 1996

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Ministerial Statement Environmental Impact Assessment of a Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Hon. Mike Reed Minister for Lands Planning and Environment dated 20 November 1996

Other title

Tabled Paper 2838

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1996-11-20

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/289834

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/403431

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PHILLIPS AND THEIR GAS-FIELD JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO APPROVE THE SCOPE AND FINAL PLANS FOR THE BAYU-UNDAN DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS THE END OF NEXT YEAR. THIS WILL BE DEPENDENT ON COMPLETION OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MARKET NEGOTIATIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT. ONCE FINAL APPROVAL HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, PHILLIPS EXPECTS CONSTRUCTION TO COMMENCE BY THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1998, WITH THE FIRST DELIVERY OF LNG BY LATE 2001 OR EARLY 2002. GIVEN THE ENORMOUS BENEFITS WHICH THIS PROJECT WILL DERIVE TO THE TERRITORY, AND THE DESIRE OF GOVERNMENT THAT THIS DEVELOPMENT PROCEED UNIMPEDED, AN AREA OF CROWN LAND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AT WICKHAM POINT ON MIDDLE ARM FOR THE PROJECT. FURTHERMORE, THE TERRITORY GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO ACQUIRE WHATEVER NATIVE TITLE INTEREST MAY EXIST OVER THE LAND. THE COMPANY HAS ALSO BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO CARRY OUT THE NECESSARY SITE INVESTIGATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT.


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