TNG Limited (TNG) proposes to construct and operate the Darwin Processing Facility at Middle Arm, Darwin Harbour, within Lot 1817, Hundred of Ayers. The facility would process magnetite concentrate railed from TNG's (separately proposed) Mt Peake Project, 1400km south of Darwin. The following products would be produced and exported through East Arm Wharf to international customers:
- titanium dioxide – a pigment for use in paint, varnish, paper, plastics, and other materials including inks, fibres, cosmetics and food
- vanadium pentoxide - for use as an alloying agent in steel, catalyst and ingredient in battery manufacture (including vanadium redox batteries)
- iron oxide – the main source of iron for the steel making industry (also known as ferric oxide or hematite)
The project requires assessment at the level of an Environmental Impact Statement under the NT Environmental Assessment Act 1982 with transitional provisions from the Environment Protection Act 2019 and is a 'controlled action' under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The relevant controlling provisions are:
- Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A) and
- Listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A).
Statutory Notice 26 March 2021
The NT EPA invites public comment on the Supplement to the draft EIS (Supplement) for the Darwin Processing Facility, proposed by TNG Limited. The Supplement may be inspected and obtained on the NT EPA website, or by contacting the NT EPA. Interested persons may make a submission by 11:59pm Monday 19 April 2021.
The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with clause 9 of the Environmental Assessment Administrative Procedures 1984 and section 296 of the Environment Protection Act 2019.
Why we are consulting
Your feedback plays an important role and will be considered by the NT EPA in deciding whether further information is required, and during its preparation of the assessment report for the proposal.
Consultation helps the NT EPA and proponent to identify issues of concern and potential effects, as well as get feedback from stakeholders on project options or potential mitigation measures. The NT EPA has prepared guidance for making a public submission that outlines when comments will be sought, how to make an effective comment and what will happen to your comment.
Refer to the environmental impact assessment register for more information about the Darwin Processing Facility.