Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project

Opened 29 Sep 2021

Closed 19 Oct 2021

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Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd is proposing to develop and operate a new open cut manganese mine on Winchelsea Island about 600 km southeast of Darwin.

The proposal is for shallow strip mining to extract ore and overburden, and the development of associated mine infrastructure.

Why we are consulting

Your feedback plays an important role and will be considered by the NT EPA when finalising the terms of reference. 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 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 29 September 2021

The NT EPA invites public comment on the Draft Terms of Reference for Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project

The document can be inspected and obtained below. Interested persons may make a submission by 19 October 2021. The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with regulation 186 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.


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