Jervois Base Metal Project
KGL proposes to reopen the historic Jervois Mine and develop the Jervois Base Metal Project. The Proposal is located approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, off the Plenty Highway. The Proposal site contains copper, silver, gold, lead and zinc. KGL propose to mine ore by open cut and underground methods and process it to a concentrate on site. The concentrate will then be trucked to the rail freight terminal in Alice Springs, and then onto Darwin and/or Adelaide by rail. The operations will focus on optimising the recovery of the currently estimated copper resource of 25.2Mt. The Proposal has a potential mine life of 12 to 15 years, producing up to 150,000 tonnes of base metal concentrate per year.
The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) decided that the Jervois Base Metal Project required assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act at the level of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
A delegate for the Australian Government Minister for the Environment decided that the Project (EPBC 2014/7111) was not a controlled action and did not require assessment and approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Terms of Reference for the development of an EIS were issued to KGL Resources on 28 May 2014.
On 25 January 2017 KGL Resources submitted a notice of alteration to the Project under clause 14A of the Environmental Assessments Administrative Procedures. The NT EPA issued new Terms of Reference to KGL Resources on 11 August 2017 which incorporates the changes to the Project.
The draft EIS is available for public comment until Friday 14 December 2018.
|Document / Page||Type|
|Draft Environmental Impact Statement||Web Page|
|Terms of Reference 2017||PDF 462.6 KB|
|Statement of Reasons 2017||PDF 1.3 MB|
|Statement of Reasons 2014||PDF 1.8 MB|
|Terms of Reference 2014||PDF 488.2 KB|
|Notice of Intent||PDF 15.4 MB|