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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

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

Statutory notice (8 January 2021)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 8 January 2021 to invite public comment on a referral of a proposed action submitted by Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd to develop the Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 8 February 2021. The NT EPA published the 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.

Documents

Referral Type
Referral form PDF 448.9 KB
Main Report - Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project PDF 4.2 MB
Appendix A - Environment Risk Assessment PDF 632.8 KB
Appendix B - Process Plant Concept PDF 1.8 MB
Appendix C - Pioneer Access Ramp Concept Technical Memo PDF 6.4 MB
Appendix D - Flood and Storm Water PDF 26.8 MB
Appendix E - Flora and Fauna PDF 6.6 MB
Appendix F - Vegetation PDF 348.4 KB
Appendix G - Benthic Survey PDF 1.6 MB
Appendix H - Cultural Heritage Report PDF 9.8 MB
Appendix I - Stakeholder Engagement Strategy PDF 439.4 KB
Appendix J- Little Paradise Conceptual Site Model PDF 9.4 MB
Additional information about significant variation Type
Significant variation form provided in response to direction PDF 374.4 KB
Additional information provided in response to direction PDF 684.9 KB

Public consultation

Statutory notice (1 June 2021)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 1 June 2021 to invite public comment on a notice of significant variation submitted by Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd to develop the Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 29 June 2021.  The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 170 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

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

Public consultation on draft Terms of Reference

Statutory notice (29 September 2021)

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 29 September 2021 to invite public comment on draft Terms of Reference for the Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project.

Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 19 October 2021. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 186 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Submissions received on draft Terms of Reference Type
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority PDF 408.0 KB
Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet PDF 416.6 KB
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security PDF 212.5 KB
Department of Health - Medical Entomology PDF 421.3 KB
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade - Resources PDF 1.4 MB
Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities - Heritage Branch PDF 427.5 KB
NT Police, Fire and Emergency Service PDF 140.2 KB

Terms of reference

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