Darwin Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project

Proponent: Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet


The Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet is proposing the construction and operation of a common user ship lift, repair and maintenance facility approximately 700m east of the existing East Arm Wharf and Marine Supply Base in Darwin Harbour.

Stage 1: Notice of intent

On 14 November 2018 the NT EPA decided that the Darwin Ship Lift and Marine Industries Project requires assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act 1982 at the level of an environmental impact statement.

Following public consultation on the draft terms of reference from 16 to 30 November 2019, the NT EPA finalised and issued the terms of reference for the preparation of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to the Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet on 12 December 2019.

Darwin Ship Lift and Marine Industries - SLAMI Type
Terms of reference PDF 202.2 KB
Statement of reasons PDF 861.3 KB
Notice of intent PDF 9.6 MB

Stage 2: Assessment

Draft environmental impact statement

Public consultation on a draft environmental impact statement

The draft EIS was made available for public comment from 12 November 2021 to 14 January 2022.


Draft environmental impact statement Type
Executive summary PDF 705.0 KB
Table of contents PDF 41.3 KB
Environmental impact statement PDF 6.7 MB
Appendices Type
Appendix A terms of reference PDF 115.2 KB
Appendix B persons involved in EIS PDF 155.0 KB
Appendix C social impact assessment PDF 4.2 MB
Appendix D risk assessment PDF 327.3 KB
Appendix E water quality PDF 1.6 MB
Appendix F benthic habitat modelling PDF 3.8 MB
Appendix G underwater noise PDF 1.4 MB
Appendix H geochemical sediment assessment PDF 5.8 MB
Appendix I sediment transport modelling PDF 5.0 MB
Appendix J air quality and greenhouse gas PDF 3.5 MB
Appendix K terrestrial noise impact assessment - 6 December 2021 PDF 6.4 MB
Appendix L traffic impact assessment PDF 2.3 MB
Appendix M cultural heritage assessment PDF 4.9 MB
Appendix N preliminary site investigation PDF 9.2 MB

Supplement to the draft EIS


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