Darwin Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project

Opened 12 Nov 2021

Closed 14 Jan 2022



The Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet is proposing the construction and operation of a common user ship lift, repair and maintenance facility approximately 700m east of the existing East Arm Wharf and Marine Supply Base in Darwin Harbour.

Why we are consulting

Your feedback plays an important role and will be considered by the NT EPA when finalising the environmental impact assessment (EIS) through additional matters to be addressed in a Supplement to the Draft EIS.

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 PDF (260.9 KB) that outlines when comments will be sought, how to make an effective comment and what will happen to your comment.

Statutory notice 12 November 2021

The NT EPA invites public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the construction and operation of a common user ship lift, repair and maintenance facility in Darwin Harbour.

The Draft EIS documents can be inspected and obtained on this web page, and at the following locations:

  • Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security / NT EPA, 1st Floor Arnhemica House, 16 Parap Road, Parap NT 0820
  • Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Level 1 Energy House, 18-20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT 0800
  • Environment Centre Northern Territory, Unit 3, 98 Woods Street, Darwin, NT 0800
  • Northern Land Council, 45 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800
  • Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin, NT 0800

Interested persons may make a submission by 14 January 2022. All submissions will be treated as public documents unless confidentiality is requested. The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with regulation 133 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020 PDF (758.0 KB).


Draft environmental impact statement Type
Executive summary PDF 705.0 KB
Table of contents PDF 41.3 KB
Environmental impact statement PDF 6.7 MB
Appendices Type
Appendix A terms of reference PDF 115.2 KB
Appendix B persons involved in EIS PDF 155.0 KB
Appendix C social impact assessment PDF 4.2 MB
Appendix D risk assessment PDF 327.3 KB
Appendix E water quality PDF 1.6 MB
Appendix F benthic habitat modelling PDF 3.8 MB
Appendix G underwater noise PDF 1.4 MB
Appendix H geochemical sediment assessment PDF 5.8 MB
Appendix I sediment transport modelling PDF 5.0 MB
Appendix J air quality and greenhouse gas PDF 3.5 MB
Appendix K terrestrial noise impact assessment - 6 December 2021 PDF 6.4 MB
Appendix L traffic impact assessment PDF 2.3 MB
Appendix M cultural heritage assessment PDF 4.9 MB
Appendix N preliminary site investigation PDF 9.2 MB


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