The Independent Monitor’s report on the McArthur River Mine (MRM) site has been released.
A new mapping project will produce detailed maps to inform decisions about regional development, investment and sustainable and efficient use of soil and water.
European foulbrood has been detected in a small number of hives in the Katherine area.The disease is in Australia but is not usually found in the Northern Territory. It is notifiable under the NT Livestock Act.
The Northern Territory Government has announced a grant of $75,000/year over two years to assist the Extractive Industry Association (EIA) improve its environmental management practices.For more information read the Ministerial Release
Two CSIRO post-doctoral researchers will be based in Darwin for up to three years embedded within the Department of Mines and Energy under a new collaborative research agreement.
In the Northern Territory, onshore gas is trapped in very deep shale rock which is much deeper than coal seam gas (CSG) found in the eastern states. In the Territory, deep shale gas is an average of 2.5km underground. Drinking water aquifers are between 300-500m underground. A robust regulatory system ensures that onshore oil and gas can be safely regulated to protect water and the environment.
The Department of Mines and Energy each year offers a three-year scholarship for a young Territorian to undertake university study in earth science, mining, petroleum engineering or metallurgy.
On 14 September the NT Government announced a moratorium and independent scientific inquiry into fracking in the Northern Territory.
Effective immediately, Direct Deposit facilities for the payment of application fees for a new mineral title application will no longer be available.
The Department of Mines and Energy is continuing to provide opportunities for regional development through local employment and involvement in remediation activities by awarding a safety tender to a local Tennant Creek company Remote Concrete NT.