Open for public comment: Draft Terms of Reference for the Fountain Head Gold Project
15 Apr 2020
The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Fountain Head Gold Project for public review.
PNX Metals Limited (the Proponent) propose to recommence open-cut gold mining at Fountain Head (currently non-operational) and extract gold from the ore using heap leaching. The life of mine is three years. The Proposal is located on Ban Ban Springs Station, approximately 170 km south of Darwin.
The NT EPA decided that the Proposal requires assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act 1982 at the level of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The draft Terms of Reference were developed by the NT EPA to assist the Proponent in preparing an EIS for the Proposal.
The draft Terms of Reference are now available for public comment. Comments are to be submitted on or before COB 28 April 2020.
The NT EPA will then finalise and issue the Terms of Reference to the Proponents for preparation of the EIS.
To obtain a copy of the draft Terms of Reference and to make a submission visit NT EPA's Environment Assessment page.