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Proponent: Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Overview

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is proposing to upgrade Paru Road on Melville Island.

Stage 1: Referral

NT EPA notices

Public consultation

Statutory notice 1 June 2021

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 1 June 2021 to invite public comment on a referral for standard assessment, submitted by the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics to upgrade Paru Road on Melville Island. Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 29 June 2021. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Referral documents

Stage 2: Assessment

The NT EPA decided the method of assessment is by Supplementary Environmental Report (SER). A general overview of timeframes under the EP Act is available here PDF (771.2 KB).

NT EPA notices

Public consultation on the SER

Statutory notice 8 February 2022

The NT EPA published a statutory notice on 8 February 2022 inviting public comment on the supplementary environmental report for the Paru Road Upgrade, submitted by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics. Interested persons were invited to make a submission by 14 March 2022. The NT EPA published the notice in accordance with regulation 122 of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

SER documents

Supplementary environmental report Type
Declaration form PDF 1.2 MB
Executive summary main report and appendices PDF 12.8 MB

Stage 3: Assessment completed

The NT EPA completed its environmental impact assessment and provided its Assessment Report and draft Environmental Approval to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security on 10 June 2022, under sections 64 and 65 of the EP Act.

The Assessment Report and draft Environmental Approval may be inspected and obtained below.

The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with section 67 of the Environment Protection Act 2019.

Once the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security’s decision is made, it can be viewed here

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