As announced by Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, Jemena has been granted a Pipeline Licence for the significant Northern Gas pipeline project. According to Vowles, a Consent to Construct the Phillip Creek station compressor facility has also been granted.
“Significant milestones have now been reached in the development of this major project,” Vowles said. “This is an important job creating project for the territory. It will generate around 900 jobs during construction and will support our government’s plans to develop Tennant Creek as a resources industry services hub.”
“The Territory Labor Government has promised to restore trust by creating jobs and the construction of the Northern Gas pipeline will help underpin that and drive development in the Barkly region,” Vowles added.
A thorough assessment of the pipeline’s management plan, including its environmental management plan, was undertaken and included an independent review.
The independent Northern Territory (NT) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has assessed the Northern Gas pipeline’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and recommended that the project be given approval to construct and operate the pipeline within the NT.
“It is a priority of government that the pipeline be constructed in such a way that it delivers safe and secure infrastructure that meets the requirements of the NT,” Vowles said.
The NT EPA made eight recommendations as part of its EIS assessment, all of which have been addressed within the pipeline’s management plan and its associated environmental management plan for this section of the project. The recommendations from the Commonwealth environmental regulator have also been addressed as part of the pipeline management plan.
As part of the Government’s commitment to transparency, the project’s environmental management plan will be made available online and the Department of Primary Industry and Resources will provide regular updates on compliance and enforcement of the Environmental Management Plan throughout the project.
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