Department of Primary Industry and Resources has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Rehabilitation of the Former Rum Jungle Mine Site for public review for six weeks.
The proposed rehabilitation activities address long-term environmental legacy issues at the former Rum Jungle Mine Site, including the satellite mine sites Mount Fitch and Mount Burton, located 6 km north of Batchelor, Northern Territory.
The project requires assessment under the NT Environmental Assessment Act 1982 and is a ‘controlled action’ under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The project is being assessed at the level of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the bilateral agreement between the NT and Australian Governments.
The draft Environmental Impact Statement is now available for public comment. Comments are to be submitted on or before COB 6 March 2020.
To obtain a copy of the draft Environmental Impact Statement and to make a submission visit our For Your Comment page.