Proponent: Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd
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 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.
|Submissions received on the referral||Type|
|Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority||PDF 423.2 KB|
|Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security||PDF 2.4 MB|
|Department of Health - Medical Entomology||PDF 84.8 KB|
|Department of Health - Public Health||PDF 123.0 KB|
|Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade - Resources||PDF 12.3 MB|
|Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade - Tourism||PDF 157.8 KB|
|Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistic||PDF 185.6 KB|
|Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities - Heritage Branch||PDF 109.5 KB|
|Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet||PDF 48.6 KB|
|NT Police, Fire and Emergency Service||PDF 168.4 KB|
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.
- Referral form
- Main Report
- Appendix A - Environment Risk Assessment
- Appendix B - Process Plant Concept
- Appendix C - Pioneer Access Ramp Concept Technical Memo
- Appendix D - Flood and Storm Water
- Appendix E - Flora and Fauna
- Appendix F - Vegetation
- Appendix G - Benthic Survey
- Appendix H - Cultural Heritage Report
- Appendix I - Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
- Appendix J- Little Paradise Conceptual Site Model
Stage 2: Assessment
Significant variation (section 51)
NT EPA notices about significant variation
- NT EPA Direction to provide additional information about significant variation – 18 May 2021
- NT EPA Notice of decision to accept significant variation of proposed action – 24 May 2021
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
|Document / Page||Type|
|Significant variation - Main Report||PDF 5.3 MB|
|Appendix A – Environmental Risk Assessment||PDF 1.6 MB|
|Appendix B – Environmental Policy||PDF 1.2 MB|
|Appendix C – Flood Constraints Analysis||PDF 17.7 MB|
|Appendix D – Terrestrial Ecology Report||PDF 6.5 MB|
|Appendix E – Wet Season Vegetation Survey Report||PDF 301.0 KB|
|Appendix F – Benthic Survey Report||PDF 3.2 MB|
|Appendix G – Cultural Heritage Survey Report||PDF 9.8 MB|
|Appendix H – Stakeholder Engagement Strategy||PDF 444.3 KB|
Additional information about significant variation (regulation 164)
|Document / Page||Type|
|Significant variation form provided in response to direction||PDF 374.4 KB|
|Additional information provided in response to direction||PDF 684.9 KB|