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WINCHELSEA MINING PTY LTD - WINCHELSEA ISLAND MANGANESE MINE PROJECT - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

1/2/2024

Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd - Winchelsea Island Manganese Mine Project

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Winchelsea Mining Pty Ltd (Winchelsea Mining) proposes to construct and operate an open-cut manganese mine on Winchelsea Island (Akwamburrkba), Northern Territory. The proposal is targeting an ore production rate of up to 1.2 million tonnes per annum, with an 11 year mine life.

The proposal is a controlled action under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The relevant controlling provisions are:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A)
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20 & 20A)

The proposal is being assessed at the level of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NT EPA) and an accredited assessment process under the EPBC Act. Winchelsea Mining has submitted a draft EIS for assessment.

Public review period – The draft EIS can be viewed electronically at the Winchelsea Mining website https://wmining.com.au/ , and the NT EPA website https://ntepa.nt.gov.au/consultation/open-consultations .

Hard copies of the draft EIS are also available for viewing from 2 February to 9 April 2024 from the following locations:

  • Anindilyakwa Land Council, 30 Bougainvillea Drive, Alyangula
  • Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Paspalis Centrepoint, 48 Smith Street Mall, Darwin
  • East Arnhem Regional Council, Angurugu
  • Environment Centre Northern Territory, Unit 3, 98 Woods Street, Darwin
  • Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin
  • NT EPA, Level 1, Arnhemica House, 16 Parap Road, Parap

Public comment is invited Interested persons and organisations wishing to comment on the Draft EIS are invited to make a submission to the NT EPA by 9 April 2024. via:

Mail: GPO Box 3675, Darwin NT 0801

Email: eia.ntepa@nt.gov.au

Online form: ntepa.nt.gov.au/consultation/open-consultations

Verbal or other format: call 08 8924 ...

All submissions will be treated as public documents unless confidentiality is requested.

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