TNG Limited is committing extensive resources to the proposed development of the Darwin TIVAN® Processing Facility (DPF), which will be connected to its flagship Mount Peake Mine.
The DPF is proposed to be located at 658 Channel Island Road, Weddell; within the Middle Arm Industrial Precinct, approximately 15km southeast of Darwin. TNG will treat magnetite concentrate from the Mount Peake mine site using its patented TIVAN® process, which will enable the extraction and production of three high-value strategic elements – titanium dioxide, vanadium pentoxide and iron oxide – for export to customers globally from Darwin.
The DPF is being assessed under the Northern Territory Environmental Assessment Act 1982 with transitional provisions under the Environment Protection Act 2019 (EP Act), and is a controlled action under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The relevant controlling provisions under the EPBC Act are: Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A) and Listed migratory species (section 20 & 20A).
The Draft EIS was submitted to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) in late 2019 and its public review occurred between 30 November 2019 and 21 February 2020.
Following the end of the public review period, TNG received a “Direction to Prepare a Supplement to the Company’s Draft EIS” from the NT EPA, which was submitted on 1 February 2021 with the public comment period occurring from 26 March 2021 and 19 April 2021.
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD – The Supplement can be viewed electronically at the NT EPA website. Hard copies of the Supplement are also available for viewing from Friday, 26 March 2021 to Monday, 19 April 2021, at the following locations:
• Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security, Level 1, Arnhemica House, 16 Parap Rd, Parap, NT
• Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin, NT
• Environment Centre Northern Territory, Unit 3, 98 Woods St, Darwin, NT
PUBLIC COMMENT IS INVITED – Interested persons and organisations wishing to comment on the Supplement are invited to make a submission by 19 April 2021. All submissions will be treated as public documents unless confidentiality is requested. Comments can be submitted to the NT EPA via the NT EPA’s consultation hub or by:
• Post: GPO Box 3675, Darwin NT 0801
• Email: email@example.com
• In person: Level 1, Arnhemica House, 16 Parap Rd, Parap, NT
Further updates on the status of the EIS can be found on the ASX Announcements page.