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Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline

Pacific Aluminium: Alcan Gove Pty Ltd

Pacific Aluminium: Alcan Gove Pty Ltd is proposing to construct and operate a 600 km natural gas pipeline from a connection, approximately 20 km south of Katherine, to the bauxite mine and alumina refinery located at Gove, north east Arnhem Land.

The then Deputy Chief Executive of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has determined that the project requires assessment under the NT Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act) at the level of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project is a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and is being assessed under the bilateral agreement between the Northern Territory and Australian Governments.

The controlling provisions are:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (section 18 and 18A); and
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A).


This project is related to the previous Trans Territory Underground Pipeline project that was being assessed at the level of an EIS under a bilateral agreement between the Northern Territory and Australian Government from 2003.The project has been formally withdrawn from assessment under the EA Act and EPBC Act. Information pertaining to the Trans Territory Underground Pipeline project is available on the Trans Territory Underground Pipeline project page.