Primary Gold Pty Ltd is proposing to recommence open-cut gold mining across two mine sites, Rustlers Roost and Quest 29, located in the Mount Bundey region, approximately 100 km south east of Darwin, via the Arnhem Highway.
Why we are consulting
Your feedback plays an important role and will be considered by the NT EPA when finalising the environmental impact statement (EIS) through additional matters to be addressed in the 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 that outlines when comments will be sought, how to make an effective comment and what will happen to your comment.
Statutory notice 8 November 2021
The NT EPA invites public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 Open-cut Mine Redevelopment.
The draft EIS documents can be inspected and obtained on this webpage, and at the following locations:
- Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security / NT EPA, 1st Floor, Arnhemica House, 16 Parap Road, Parap
- Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Level 12, NT House, 22 Mitchell Street, Darwin.
- Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, 3rd Floor, Paspalis Centrepoint, 48 Smith Street Mall, Darwin
- Environment Centre Northern Territory, Unit 3, 98 Woods Street, Darwin
- Northern Land Council, 45 Mitchell Street, Darwin
- Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin
- Taminmin Community Library, Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo NT 0836
Interested persons may make a submission by 13 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.
|Draft Environmental Impact Statement||Type|
|Declaration form||PDF 713.5 KB|
|Executive Summary||PDF 3.2 MB|
|Sections 1 to 4 – Introduction, Regulatory context, Stakeholder engagement and Project description||PDF 17.6 MB|
|Sections 5 and 6 – Existing environment and risk assessment||PDF 4.8 MB|
|Section 7.1 – Terrestrial environmental quality||PDF 4.3 MB|
|Section 7.2 – Terrestrial ecosystems||PDF 8.0 MB|
|Section 7.3 – Hydrological Processes||PDF 5.4 MB|
|Section 7.4 – Inland water environmental quality||PDF 5.8 MB|
|Section 7.5 – Aquatic ecosystems||PDF 8.0 MB|
|Section 7.6 – Community and economy||PDF 2.1 MB|
|Section 8 – Other environmental factors||PDF 1.2 MB|
|Section 9 – Commonwealth Governments matters||PDF 1.3 MB|
|Section 10 – Environmental management||PDF 668.9 KB|
|Section 11 – Holistic impacts||PDF 1.4 MB|
|Section 12 – Conclusion of predicted impacts||PDF 667.0 KB|
|Section 13 - References||PDF 627.1 KB|
See Primary Gold Pty Ltd Rustlers Roost and Quest Open-Cut Mine Redevelopment for more information.