Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO) is proposing to construct a haul road within a realigned corridor, and construct associated access tracks to connect a future mining area known as J Quarry with existing mining areas on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The haul road would include a single span bridge across the Emerald River and a culvert crossing of an ephemeral tributary (known as the Southern Tributary). The total clearing footprint would be 24 hectares.
The NT EPA invites public comment on the referral for standard assessment, submitted by GEMCO to develop the J Quarry Haul Road Realignment Project. The referral documents are available below, or can be obtained by contacting the NT EPA. Interested persons may make a submission by 7 December 2020. The NT EPA gives this notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.
Why we are consulting
Your feedback plays an important role and will be considered by the NT EPA in deciding whether the proposed action requires environmental impact assessment, and if so the required method of assessment. 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 (254.3 KB) that outlines when comments will be sought, how to make an effective comment and what will happen to your comment.
- Referral form - J Quarry Haul Rd Realignment
- Referral report - GEMCO J Quarry Haul Road - Volume 1 Main report
- Referral report - GEMCO J Quarry Haul Road - Volume 2 Appendices