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Please contact the Media Manager for further information about the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority news, media releases or other activities:
Ph: (08) 8924 7287
Fax: (08) 8924 7099

Email: Media.DLPE@nt.gov.au

16 Sep 2014

Review WMPC Act

NT EPA commences review of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act and the Litter Act

Media Release: 15 September 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) today released an... Read more

16 Sep 2014

Public Consultation on Stormwater Strategy

Public consultation on implementation of the Darwin Harbour Region Stormwater Strategy

Media Release: 10 September 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is holding a public consultation session to... Read more

29 Aug 2014

GEMCO Terms of Reference

Open for Comment - Draft Terms of Reference for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.
GEMCO Eastern Leases Project

Media Release: 29 August 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA)... Read more

29 Aug 2014

MRM Terms of Reference

Open for Comment - Draft Terms of Reference for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.
McArthur River Mine Overburden Management Project

Media Release: 29 August 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority... Read more

19 Aug 2014

Ludmilla Treatment Plant

Ludmilla Wastewater Treatment Plant system failure

Media Release: 19 August 2014

At approximately 11am this morning, the NT EPA received a notification from the Power and Water Corporation of a system failure... Read more

13 Aug 2014

NT EPA engages with clients and partners

NT EPA engages with clients and partners


13 August 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA) continues to achieve its objective to promote ecologically sustainable development, with... Read more

12 Aug 2014

Guidelines Waste Discharge Licences

Guidelines on Waste Discharge Licences under the NT Water Act

12 August 2014

The NT Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has approved the new Guidelines on waste discharge licensing under the Water... Read more

08 Jul 2014

Mount Todd Gold Mine Project Assessment Report

NT EPA releases environmental assessment report for Mount Todd Gold Mine Project

Media Release: 8 July 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released its final assessment report... Read more

22 May 2014

Rapid Creek Water Quality

Rapid Creek Water Quality

23 May 2014

In response to recent concerns regarding water quality of Rapid Creek the NT EPA undertook water sampling from Rapid Creek and a stagnant pool... Read more

13 May 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

13 May 2014

The NT EPA has welcomed the appointment of Dr Allan Hawke AC to conduct the Northern Territory inquiry... Read more

08 May 2014

NT EPA draft Stormwater Strategy

Consultation opens for new Darwin Habour Stormwater Strategy

Media Release: 9 May 2014

NT EPA Chair Dr Bill Freeland said members of the public, local councils, industry, professional associations and... Read more

28 Apr 2014

NT EPA clarifies environmental assessment process

NT EPA clarifies environmental assessment process

Media Release: 28 April 2014

The sixth meeting of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was held in Darwin from 25 to 27 March,... Read more

07 Apr 2014

Draft NT Assessment Bilateral - Open for Comment

Draft NT Assessment Bilateral - Open for comment

7 April 2014

The proposed bilateral agreement between the Northern Territory and Australian governments in relation to environmental impact assessments under section... Read more

07 Apr 2014

Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu National Park

Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu National Park

“The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) recognises there is community concern about the recent environmental incident at the Ranger Uranium Mine... Read more

27 Mar 2014

Redbank report released

NT EPA report identifies environmental failures at Redbank legacy mine site

27 March 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has found legacy mine sites such as... Read more

28 Feb 2014

Busy year ahead for NT EPA

Busy year ahead for the NT EPA

Media Release: 28 February 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its first meeting for 2014 in Darwin from 28th to 30th... Read more

30 Jan 2014

WDL Guidelines available for comment

Waste Discharge Licence Guidelines available for public comment

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) invites the public, community and industry to provide comment and feedback on draft guidelines... Read more

19 Dec 2013

Sherwin Creek Draft EIS

Sherwin Creek Iron Ore Draft Environmental Impact Statement exhibited

Sherwin Iron proposes to construct and operate an Iron Ore Mine within the Roper River region, located 120km east-south-east of Mataranka and... Read more

16 Dec 2013

Twin Bonanza Draft EIS

Twin Bonanza Gold Mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement exhibited

ABM Resources NL proposes to construct and operate the Twin Bonanza Gold Mine Project approximately 527 km west of Tennant Creek and... Read more

13 Dec 2013

NT EPA Consultant Register

Consultants Register

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is seeking to establish a list of potential consultants. At times, the NT EPA requires expert advice in various fields and... Read more

12 Dec 2013

NT EPA Guidelines approved

NT EPA approves new environmental guidelines

Media Release: 13 December 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its fourth and final meeting for 2013 in Alice Springs from 19th... Read more

08 Nov 2013

NT EPA Information Session

NT EPA information session

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is holding an information session on Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 5pm at the Alice... Read more

25 Oct 2013

Katherine Gove Gas Pipeline Assessment Report

NT EPA assessment of Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline
Environmental Impact Statement

Media Release: 25th October 2013


The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the assessment of the... Read more

17 Oct 2013

Mt Todd Investigation Report

NT EPA releases Mount Todd investigation report

Media Release: 17 October 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released its investigation report on uncontrolled discharges from... Read more

04 Sep 2013

NT EPA Board Meeting 3

NT EPA progressing towards a better environmental regime for the Territory


2 August 2013


The third meeting of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was held in Darwin on... Read more

27 Aug 2013

CDS Infrastructure Grants

Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants

27 August 2013

The 2013 Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) Infrastructure Grants are now open.

The grants provide one off funding for businesses and organisations to purchase equipment... Read more

23 Jul 2013

NT EPA Environment Grants Announced

The 2013/2014 NT EPA Environment Grants Announced

Media Release: 11 July 2013


Chairman of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA), Bill Freeland, has congratulated the recipients... Read more

27 Jun 2013

Vista Gold Waste Discharge Licence

Vista Gold Waste Discharge Licence

The Controller of Water Resources has granted Vista Gold Australia Pty Ltd (Vista) a waste discharge licence to discharge wastewater from the Mt Todd mine... Read more

26 Jun 2013

NT EPA Draft Environment Guidelines

NT EPA Draft Environment Guidelines for comment

31 May 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is inviting public comment and feedback on 11 new and updated Environmental... Read more

26 Jun 2013

Energy Smart Rebate Scheme Closing

Energy Smart Rebates NT

Energy Smart Rebate Scheme Closing

The Energy Smart Rebate Scheme is coming to a close on the 30 June 2013.

Since its introduction, in July 2009, the... Read more

21 Jun 2013

Incinerator Audit Confirms Closure

Incinerator Audit Confirms Closure

Media Release: 21 June 2013

An Audit of the potential risks from dioxins in soils and sediments from emissions from the now-closed East Arm Wharf quarantine incinerator has... Read more

02 May 2013

NT Container Deposit Scheme to continue

Calling for Drink Giants to Come On Board

22 April 2013

Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, Peter Chandler, today called on multi-national drinks companies to get behind the Territory’s... Read more

10 Apr 2013

NT Container Deposit Scheme Update

NT Container Deposit Scheme - Next Steps for Depots and Consumers

Updated: 7 March 2013

A number of proactive steps have been taken following the Federal Court of Australia's decision on 4... Read more

20 Mar 2013

NT EPA investigates legacy mining issues at Redbank Mine

NT EPA investigates legacy mining issues at Redbank Mine

Media Release: 20 March 2013

The NT EPA is concerned and disappointed about the continuing environmental damage caused by legacy mining issues in... Read more

11 Mar 2013

Environment Grants Open

Environment Grants are now open for 2013-2014

The grants have been operating since 2004 and are open to all Northern Territory schools and incorporated organisations wishing to conduct a project in... Read more

01 Mar 2013

Notification of uncontrolled discharge at Mount Todd Mine site

Notification of uncontrolled discharge at Mount Todd Mine site

Media Release: 28 February 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has received a notification from Vista Gold that recent... Read more

15 Feb 2013

NT EPA Approves Guildelines for consultation

NT EPA approves Guidelines for consultation

Media Release: 15 February 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its first meeting in Darwin on 29th and 30th of January 2013.

The... Read more

14 Feb 2013

Edith River Investigation Report

Edith River Flooding Event Investigation

Rail Incident

On 27 December 2011, a freight train owned and operated by Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) and travelling north to the... Read more

17 Jan 2013

Power Water East Point Rising Main

Power and Water East Point Rising Main

The duplication of the Effluent Rising Main (ERM) at East Point is to accommodate an increase in effluent flows generated by the diversion... Read more

17 Jan 2013

New Legislation

New Legislation

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act 2012 commenced on 1 January 2013. The Act establishes the new Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) as... Read more

15 Jan 2013

Container Deposit Scheme Hearing

Container Deposit Scheme:
Pending Mutual Recognition Federal Court Case

Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes Australia and Lion Pty Ltd have filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging the legal validity of the Northern... Read more

04 Jan 2013

Creation of the NT EPA

Creation of the NT EPA

The new Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was officially established as an independent regulatory authority following the commencement of the Northern Territory Environment... Read more

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