J Quarry Haul Road Realignment Project
Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO) is proposing to construct a haul road within a realigned corridor, and construct associated access tracks to connect a future mining area known as J Quarry with existing mining areas on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The haul road would include a single span bridge across the Emerald River and a culvert crossing of an ephemeral tributary (known as the Southern Tributary). The total clearing footprint would be 24 hectares.
Stage 1: Referral
NT EPA notices
- Notice of Decision to accept referral for standard assessment
- Notice of Decision and Statement of Reasons – assessment not required
Statutory Notice (9 November 2020)
The NT EPA invites public comment on a referral for standard assessment submitted by Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd to develop the J Quarry Haul Road Realignment 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 7 December 2020. The NT EPA gives this notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.
|Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority||PDF 490.8 KB|
|Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security||PDF 848.8 KB|
|Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade||PDF 317.7 KB|
|Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities||PDF 217.6 KB|
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Three government authorities provided no comment on the referral information, including the:
- Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
- Department of Health and
- Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet.
Impact assessment documents
|Referral form - J Quarry Haul Rd Realignment||PDF 282.4 KB|
|Referral report - GEMCO J Quarry Haul Road - Volume 1 Main report||PDF 31.0 MB|
|Referral report - GEMCO J Quarry Haul Road - Volume 2 Appendices||PDF 44.4 MB|