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2013 News Archive

Sherwin Creek Iron Ore Draft Environmental Impact Statement exhibited

19 Dec 2013

Sherwin Iron proposes to construct and operate an Iron Ore Mine within the Roper River region, located 120km east-south-east of Mataranka and 475km south-east of Darwin, NT.

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Consultants Register

13 Dec 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is seeking to establish a list of potential consultants.

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Media Release: NT EPA approves new environmental guidelines

13 Dec 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its fourth and final meeting for 2013 in Alice Springs from 19th to 21st November.

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NT EPA Information Session

08 Nov 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is holding an information session on Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 5pm at the Alice Springs Town Council, Andy McNeill Room.

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Media Release: NT EPA assessment of Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

25 Oct 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the assessment of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline.

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Media Release: NT EPA releases Mount Todd investigation report

17 Oct 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released its investigation report on uncontrolled discharges from the Mt Todd Mine site during the 2012-13 Wet season.

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Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants

27 Aug 2013

The 2013 Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) Infrastructure Grants are now open.

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NT EPA progressing towards a better environmental regime for the Territory

02 Aug 2013

The third meeting of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was held in Darwin on 31 July 2013, preceded by a strategic meeting on 30 July 2013 with all members present.

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Media Release: The 2013 - 2014 NT EPA Environment Grants Announced

11 Jul 2013

Chairman of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA), Bill Freeland, has congratulated the recipients of 2013/14 Environment Grants.

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Vista Gold Waste Discharge Licence

27 Jun 2013

The Controller of Water Resources has granted Vista Gold Australia Pty Ltd (Vista) a waste discharge licence to discharge wastewater from the Mt Todd mine site to the Edith River.

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Energy Smart Rebates NT

26 Jun 2013

The Energy Smart Rebate Scheme is coming to a close on the 30 June 2013.

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Media Release: Incinerator Audit Confirms Closure

21 Jun 2013

An Audit of the potential risks from dioxins in soils and sediments from emissions from the now-closed East Arm Wharf quarantine incinerator has been received the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA).

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NT EPA Draft Environment Guidelines for comment

31 May 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is inviting public comment and feedback on 11 new and updated Environmental Guidelines relating the Environmental Assessment Act and the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act.

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Calling for Drink Giants to Come On Board

22 Apr 2013

Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, Peter Chandler, today called on multi-national drinks companies to get behind the Territory’s Container Deposit Scheme.

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Media Release: NT EPA investigates legacy mining issues at Redbank Mine

20 Mar 2013

The NT EPA is concerned and disappointed about the continuing environmental damage caused by legacy mining issues in the Northern Territory.

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Environment Grants are now open for 2013 - 2014

11 Mar 2013

The grants have been operating since 2004 and are open to all Northern Territory schools and incorporated organisations wishing to conduct a project in the Northern Territory.

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NT Container Deposit Scheme - Next Steps for Depots and Consumers

07 Mar 2013

A number of proactive steps have been taken following the Federal Court of Australia's decision on 4 March 2013 that the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) established under the Northern Territory’s Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act 2011 (EPBC Act) is not consistent with the requirements of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) (MR Act).

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Media Release: Notification of uncontrolled discharge at Mount Todd Mine site

28 Feb 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has received a notification from Vista Gold that recent rainfall may have been associated with an uncontrolled discharge from an unregulated pond at the Mount Todd mine site earlier today.

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Media Release: NT EPA Approves Guidelines for consultation

15 Feb 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its first meeting in Darwin on 29th and 30th of January 2013.

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Edith River Flooding Event Investigation

14 Feb 2013

On 27 December 2011, a freight train owned and operated by Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) and travelling north to the Port of Darwin derailed at the Edith River Bridge Crossing, which is about 42 kilometres northwest of Katherine, in the Northern Territory.

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Power Water East Point Rising Main

17 Jan 2013

The duplication of the Effluent Rising Main (ERM) at East Point is to accommodate an increase in effluent flows generated by the diversion of sewage from the Larrakeyah catchment to Ludmilla and projected population growth to 2030 in the combined sewerage ‘catchment’ (this includes the Darwin city, Larrakeyah and Ludmilla catchment areas).

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Container Deposit Scheme: Pending Mutual Recognition Federal Court Case

15 Jan 2013

Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes Australia and Lion Pty Ltd have filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging the legal validity of the Northern Territory’s Container Deposit Scheme.

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Creation of the NT EPA

04 Jan 2013

The new Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was officially established as an independent regulatory authority following the commencement of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act 2012 on 1 January 2013.

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