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2015 News Archive

Engagement and Communication with key partners

16 Dec 2015

This year the focus of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) had been on maintaining collaborative partnerships, ensuring communication and promoting understanding of environmental management issues with partners and stakeholders.

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Media Release: NT EPA warns Howard Sand Plains under threat from mining

04 Dec 2015

An Environmental Quality Report on the biodiversity of the Howard Sand Plains by the NT EPA, warns of major threats to internationally significant biodiversity (plants and animals) located there.

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Open for Comment: Noonamah Ridge Estate Draft Environmental Impact Statement

27 Nov 2015

Intrapac Projects Pty Ltd (Intrapac) is proposing to develop Noonamah Ridge Estate which is located approximately 36 km south-east of Darwin, NT.

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline

27 Nov 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline for public review.

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NT EPA Annual Reports 2014-15

19 Nov 2015

The NT EPA today released two annual reports for 2014-15.

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Media Release: Release of Dr Hawke's review of Environmental Regulatory Systems

18 Nov 2015

The Northern Territory Government today released Dr Allan Hawke's Review of the Northern Territory Environmental Assessment and Approval Processes.

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Media Release: Rapid Creek samples placed in context

10 Nov 2015

The NT EPA today expressed concern over the Save Rapid Creek lobby group's interpretation of the results of its water sampling from drains adjacent to Rapid Creek.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Integrated Live Export Facility

31 Oct 2015

Wellard Rural Exports Pty Ltd (the Proponent) proposes to operate an Integrated Live Export Facility (the Project) at "Livingstone Valley" 2658 Stuart Highway Livingstone NT, located 35 km south-south-east of Darwin and 7 km west of Berry Springs.

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Media Release: NT EPA releases final assessment of Port Melville project

19 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has considered the Port Melville project and decided that no further assessment is required under the Environmental Assessment Act.

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Media Release: Unauthorised waste disposal at Alice Springs Turf Club

15 Oct 2015

The NT Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has ordered both Probuild and the Alice Springs Turf Club to develop and implement a plan to manage waste illegally buried at the race track.

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for Project Sea Dragon Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility

06 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project Sea Dragon Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility (the Project) for public review.

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Media Release: Builders Guide Keeping Stormwater Clean

05 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released a handbook to assist building practitioners in managing erosion sediment control on their building sites.

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Media Release: NT EPA delivers terms for the link pipeline

02 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has finalised the Terms of Reference for environmental assessment of the APA Group's proposal to construct and operate a gas pipeline from near Tennant Creek to Mt Isa.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Toms Gully Underground Project

26 Sep 2015

Primary Gold Limited has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Toms Gully Underground Project for six weeks for public review.

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Media Release: Recycling company convicted of polluting offences

25 Sep 2015

NT Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd (NTRS) and its director were fined a total of $57,440 and ordered to pay $15,000 in costs in the Darwin Magistrates Court this morning when convicted for offences under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act (the Act).

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for the NT Link Project

04 Sep 2015

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) is working to facilitate the development of a gas pipeline connection from the Northern Territory to meet energy demands on the eastern seaboard and to contribute to national energy security.

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Media Release: NT EPA calls for further action on AACo foul odours

20 Aug 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) continues to receive regular complaints of foul odours emanating from the Northern Australia Beef Limited's (Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)) abattoir at Livingstone, located on the Stuart Highway.

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Media Release: NT EPA Announces Grants

11 Aug 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has announced recipients of its grants.

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Media Release: NT EPA leads prosecution of Redbank

04 Aug 2015

A complaint was lodged on behalf of the NT EPA (with the consent of the Controller of Water Resources) against Redbank Operations Pty Ltd ("Redbank").

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Illegal dumping and Illegal filling fact sheets released

20 Jul 2015

Today the NT EPA released two new Fact Sheets on Illegal Dumping.

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Media Release: Public consulted on implementation of harbour stormwater strategy

17 Jul 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority's (NT EPA) draft plan for implementing the stormwater strategy for the Darwin Harbour region is now open for public comment.

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Media Release: NT EPA launches Environment Protection Licences Online

12 Jun 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is excited to announce the launch of 'NT EPA Online' – a system that allows greater independence for licence holders to apply for, and manage, Environment Protection Licences online.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the GEMCO Eastern Leases Project

29 May 2015

The Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO) operates an open-cut manganese mine on Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory.

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Media Release: Environmental Guidelines to provide certainty for developers

22 May 2015

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released new guidelines to assist developers and the community understand its requirements.

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Media Release: NT EPA finds company acted promptly and appropriately

18 May 2015

The NT EPA has found the company responsible for the diesel spill on Melville Island last week acted promptly and appropriately.

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Media Release: Open for Comment - Howard Sand Plains Environment Quality Report

27 Apr 2015

The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released an "Environmental quality report: Biodiversity of the Howard sand plains Site of Conservation Significance".

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NT EPA has relocated offices

24 Apr 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has relocated offices as of Wednesday 6 May.

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NT EPA directs AACo to prevent odour nuisance

08 Apr 2015

Members of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its 12th meeting in Darwin on 24 to 26 March 2015.

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Open for Comment - Draft Guideline for Pollution Avoidance on Commercial and Residential Building Sites

27 Mar 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released draft Guidelines for Pollution Avoidance on Commercial and Residential Building Sites for public consultation.

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2015 proving to be another busy year for the NT EPA

06 Mar 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its 11th meeting in Darwin on 28 January to 30 January 2015.

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Open for comment - Draft Guideline for the Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan

06 Mar 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has approved a draft Guideline for the Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

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NT EPA Environment Grants Open

02 Mar 2015

Grants fund on-the-ground actions to help reduce impact on the environment and ensure it is protected for future generations to enjoy.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

26 Feb 2015

The Northern Territory Government today released Dr Allan Hawke's report into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

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Media Release: Inappropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

25 Feb 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has completed an investigation of a complaint regarding the burial of construction and demolition waste on a private property in the Humpty Doo area.

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