Print Page icon

Open for Public Comment
Draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement

Rehabilitation of the former Rum Jungle mine site

18 Oct 2019

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is proposing to rehabilitate the former Rum Jungle mine site to address the long-term environmental legacy issues at Rum Jungle and the nearby satellite sites of Mount Fitch and Mount Burton, caused by the generation of acid and metalliferous drainage.

The proposal requires assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act 1982 and is a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999; controlling provisions are sections 18 and 18A (listed threatened species and communities) and 21 and 22A (Protection of the environment from nuclear actions). The proposal will be assessed as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the bilateral agreement between the Northern Territory and Australian Governments.

The NT EPA has amended its Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement due to a variation of the Proposal. Interested persons and organisations are invited to comment on the draft Terms of Reference for the EIS. To obtain a copy of the draft Terms of Reference contact the NT EPA visit our For Your Comment page or call (08) 8924 4218.

The draft Terms of Reference will be available from Friday 18 October 2019. Submissions close on Friday 1 November 2019 and are to be made in writing to:

Email:
eia.ntepa@nt.gov.au

Post:
NT EPA
GPO Box 3675
Darwin NT 0801