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Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 Open-Cut Mine Redevelopment

Overview

Primary Gold Pty Ltd is proposing to recommence open-cut gold mining across two mine sites, Rustlers Roost and Quest 29, located in the Mount Bundey region, approximately 100 km south east of Darwin, via the Arnhem Highway.

Stage 1: Referral

NT EPA notices

Public consultation

Statutory notice (25 February 2021)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 25 February 2021 inviting public comment on a proponent initiated EIS referral submitted by Primary Gold Pty Ltd for the Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 open cut mine redevelopment.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 9 April 2021. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Submissions received

Submissions received on the referralType
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority PDF (639.1 KB)
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security PDF (307.9 KB)
Department of Health PDF (94.9 KB)
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Resources PDF (1.0 MB)
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Tourism PDF (96.0 KB)
Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities PDF (150.6 KB)
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet PDF (91.1 KB)
Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services PDF (174.2 KB)

One anonymous submission was received in relation to the referral and has been withheld from publication in accordance with regulation 269 of Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Referral - Proponent initiated EIS documents

DocumentType
Referral Form PDF (109.8 KB)
Referral Main Report PDF (9.8 MB)
Statement of Reasons PDF (292.0 KB)
Draft Terms of Reference PDF (449.9 KB)

Stage 2: Assessment

Significant variation (section 51)

NT EPA notices about the significant variation

Public consultation on a significant variation

Statutory notice (30 August 2021)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 30 August 2021 to invite public comment on a notice of significant variation submitted by Primary Gold Pty Ltd for the Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 Open Cut Mine Re-development.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 24 September 2021. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 170(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Submissions received on the significant variation Type
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority PDF (407.8 KB)
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security PDF (489.6 KB)
Department of Health PDF (73.5 KB)
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade - Resource PDF (1.3 MB)
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics PDF (592.8 KB)

Draft environmental impact statement

Public consultation on a draft environmental impact statement

Please refer to the NT EPA consultation page

Documents

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