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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 variationType
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

NT EPA notice about the draft environmental impact statement

Public consultation on a draft environmental impact statement

Statutory notice (8 November 2021)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 8 November 2021 to invite public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 Open-Cut Mine Redevelopment.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 13 January 2022. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 133 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Submissions received on the Draft EIS Type
Government authority submissions
1 Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority PDF 408.9 KB
2 Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security PDF 2.3 MB
3 Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade PDF 2.2 MB
4 Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Transport PDF 40.3 KB
5 Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Service PDF 105.6 KB
Public submissions
6 Environment Centre NT (ECNT) PDF 156.8 KB

Documents

Supplement to the Draft EIS

Public consultation on the Supplement to the draft EIS

Please refer to the NT EPA consultation page.

Statutory notice (10 October 2022)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 10 October 2022 inviting public comment on the Supplement to the draft EIS (Supplement) for the Rustlers Roost and Quest 29 Open-Cut Mine Redevelopment, submitted by the Primary Gold Pty Ltd. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 139 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Documents

Supplement to the draft EIS Type
Declaration Form PDF 712.7 KB
Supplement to the draft EIS (main document) PDF 9.4 MB
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