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Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project

Proponent: Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd

Overview

Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd is proposing to develop and operate a new open cut manganese mine on Winchelsea Island about 600 km southeast of Darwin.

The proposal is for shallow strip mining to extract ore and overburden, and the development of associated mine infrastructure.

Stage 1: Referral

NT EPA notices

Notice of Decision to accept referral for standard assessment - 6 January 2021 PDF (875.7 KB)

Notice of Decision and Statement of Reasons – 10 March 2021 PDF (95.1 KB)

Suspension of assessment process – 25 March 2021

The NT EPA suspended the assessment at the request of the proponent under Environment Protection regulation 89, and ceased preparing the draft Terms of Reference for an Environmental Impact Statement.

Public consultation on the referral

Statutory Notice 8 January 2021 – Invite comment on referral

The NT EPA invites public comment on a referral for standard assessment submitted by Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd to develop the Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project. The referral documents can be inspected on the NT EPA consultation hub, or obtained by contacting the NT EPA . Interested persons may make a submission by 8 February 2021. The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Two public submissions were received in relation to the referral and have been withheld from publication in accordance with regulation 269 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Stage 2: Assessment

Significant variation (section 51)

NT EPA notices about significant variation

Statutory notice (1 June 2021)

The NT EPA invites public comment on a significant variation of a proposed action submitted by Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd to develop the Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project.

The significant variation documents can be inspected and obtained below. Interested persons may make a submission by 29 June 2021. The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with regulation 169(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Significant variation documents

Additional information about significant variation (regulation 164)

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