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Projects Not Requiring Assessment

In February 2017, the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) established a public register of proposals that do not require environmental impact assessment (EIA).  In making the decision that a proposal does not require EIA, the NT EPA will have examined details of the proposal in consultation with NT Government agencies, and undertaken preliminary investigations and inquiries about the proposal’s potential environmental impacts and risks.

To explain such decisions, the NT EPA will also publish a ‘Statement of Reasons’ thereby enhancing transparency and public confidence about those decisions made under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Where the NT EPA has decided that the impacts of the proposal are not so significant as to warrant an EIA under the Environmental Assessment Act, the NT EPA may recommend proposal-specific environmental conditions be imposed under other approving legislation to ensure that environmental issues associated with the proposal are effectively managed.

ProjectProponentNT EPA Decision &
Statement of Reasons
Date of Decision
Landbridge Darwin Luxury Hotel - SkybridgeDarwin Port Operations Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons29 May 2018
Gunn Point Road Re-alignment and UpgradeDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and LogisticsDecision & Statement of Reasons10 May 2018
Darwin Port Maintenance DredgingDarwin Port Operations Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons13 March 2018
Tiwi Islands Energy Solutions Overhead Powerline NetworkPower and Water CorporationDecision & Statement of Reasons1 March 2018
Taylor Road South Quarry ProjectDAC Enterprises Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons12 February 2018
Area 47 ProjectOstojic Group Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons6 February 2018
Project Sea Dragon Stage 1 HatcheryProject Sea Dragon Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons13 December 2017
Channel Island Second Gas PipelineTerritory GenerationDecision & Statement of Reasons12 December 2017
Barneson BoulevardDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and LogisticsDecision & Statement of Reasons20 November 2017
Tanami Gas PipelineDDG Operations Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons30 October 2017
Maryfield Station Land ClearingNorth Star PastoralDecision & Statement of Reasons25 October 2017
Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal Maintenance DredgingDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and LogisticsDecision & Statement of Reasons5 September 2017
Apsley Strait Powerline CrossingPower and Water CorporationDecision & Statement of Reasons5 September 2017
INPEX Maintenance Dredging and Spoil DisposalINPEX Operations Australia Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons26 July 2017
Tanami Exploration ProjectABM Resources NLDecision & Statement of Reasons29 June 2017
Keep River Plains Road UpgradeDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and LogisticsDecision & Statement of Reasons5 June 2017
Darwin Luxury HotelLandbridge GroupDecision & Statement of Reasons16 May 2017
Wadham Lagoon Flood Mitigation WorksDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and LogisticsDecision & Statement of Reasons10 May 2017
Rapid Creek Catchment Flood Mitigation WorksDepartment of Infrastructure, Planning and LogisticsDecision & Statement of Reasons20 March 2017
Sunday Creek East Project 2016Ostojic Group Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons10 March 2017
Berrimah Farm DevelopmentHalikos Developments Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons22 February 2017
Port MelvilleEzion Logistics Hub (Tiwi) Pty LtdDecision & Statement of Reasons16 October 2015