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Singleton Horticulture Project

Opened 23 Nov 2022

Closes 13 Feb 2023

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Overview

Fortune Agribusiness Funds Management Pty Ltd proposes to develop:

  • 3,300 hectares of annual and perennial crop production on Singleton Station
  • staged annual groundwater abstraction up to 40,000 megalitres
  • accommodation for workers and
  • infrastructure to support the farming operations.

The Proposal is to be developed in four stages over nine years, with construction for stage one proposed to commence in mid-2023 and full operation proposed to be reached in 2036 when all trees and vines have reached maturity.

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 (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 (23 November 2022)

Fortune Agribusiness Funds Management Pty Ltd proposes to develop:

  • 3,300 hectares of annual and perennial crop production on Singleton Station
  • staged annual groundwater abstraction up to 40,000 megalitres
  • accommodation for workers and
  • infrastructure to support the farming operations.

The Proposal is to be developed in four stages over nine years, with construction for stage one proposed to commence in mid-2023 and full operation proposed to be reached in 2036 when all trees and vines have reached maturity.

The referral documents can be inspected and obtained below. The submission period has been extended by 35 business days at the request of the proponent. Interested persons may make a submission by 13 February 2023. The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Documents

Referral Type
Referral form PDF 906.4 KB
Referral main document PDF 17.9 MB
Appendix A EPA Risk Assessment PDF 248.7 KB
Appendix B Waste Management Strategy PDF 3.1 MB
Appendix C Biodiversity Assessment Report PDF 13.3 MB
Appendix D Crop trials and market analysis PDF 841.9 KB
Appendix E Groundwater extraction allocation PDF 5.3 MB
Appendix F Site establishment plan and erosion and sediment control framework PDF 2.3 MB
Appendix G Groundwater Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan PDF 3.1 MB
Appendix H Hazardous Material Management Plan PDF 330.3 KB
Appendix I Social Impact Assessment PDF 4.4 MB
Appendix J Economic Assessment PDF 965.1 KB
Appendix K Land Types and Land Suitability on part of Singleton Station PDF 4.1 MB
Appendix L Salinity Assessment PDF 3.6 MB
Appendix M Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Mapping - Veg model validation PDF 3.1 MB
Appendix M Figures 1 to 5 PDF 9.1 MB
Appendix M Figures 6 to 9 PDF 12.2 MB
Appendix N Stygofauna Impact Assessment PDF 10.9 MB
Appendix N Figures 1 to 6 PDF 9.4 MB
Appendix N Figures 7 to 12 PDF 6.9 MB
Appendix N Figures 12 to 19 PDF 7.8 MB
Appendix N Appendix A Figures 4 - 7 PDF 8.6 MB
Appendix N Appendix A Figures 7 - 11 PDF 15.6 MB
Appendix O AAPA Certificate (redacted)
Appendix P Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment Report (redacted in part) PDF 7.4 MB
Appendix Q Stormwater Management Plan PDF 4.6 MB
Appendix R Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Mapping and Borefield Design PDF 18.1 MB
Appendix S Singleton Horticulture Proposal Baseline Flood Assessment PDF 4.9 MB
Appendix T Surface Water Management Plan for Horticultural Development PDF 5.3 MB
Appendix U GHG Assessment PDF 4.5 MB
Appendix V Traffic Management Plan PDF 1.9 MB
Appendix W Climate Change Risk Assessment PDF 3.1 MB
Appendix X Decommission Plan PDF 322.0 KB
Appendix Y Cloud GMS groundwater modelling summary PDF 1.3 MB

For more information about the referral go to the environmental impact assessment register for the Singleton Horticulture Project.

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