Environmental documents

Draft EIS Executive Summary

Draft EIS Executive Summary

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Complete)

(17MB)

Chapter 1 - Introduction

(449Kb)

Chapter 2 - Stakeholder Consultation

(294Kb)

Chapter 3 - Existing Natural, Social and Economic Environment

(6MB)

Chapter 4 - Project Description

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Chapter 5 - Emissions Discharges and Wastes

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Chapter 6 - Risk assessment Methodology

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Chapter 7 - Marine Impacts and Management

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Chapter 8 - Terrestrial Impacts and Management

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Chapter 9 - Greenhouse Gas Management

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Chapter 10 - Socio-Economic Impacts and Management

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Chapter 11 - Environmental Management Program

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Chapter 12 - Commitments Register

(223Kb)

Draft EIS Technical Appendices

Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 1 - Guidelines for preparation of a draft environmental impact statement - Ichthys Gas Field Development Project

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 2 - Cross-Reference of Draft EIS content with EIS Guidelines (Northern Territory)

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 3 - Evaluation of Draft EIS content against requirements of the EPBC ACT (Commonwealth)

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 4 - Studies of the offshore marine environment

(16MB)

Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 5 - Description and validation of hydrodynamic and wave models for discharges, spills, geomorphology and dredge spoil disposal ground selection

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 6 - Produced water discharge modelling

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 7 - Marine hydrocarbon spill modelling

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 8 - Nearshore marine ecology and benthic communities study

(12MB)

Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 9 - Nearshore marine water quality and sediment study

(20MB)

Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 10 - Wastewater discharge modelling

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 11 - Nearshore geomorphological modelling

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 12 - Description and validation of hydrodynamic and wave models for dredging and spoil disposal

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 13 - Dredging and spoil disposal modelling

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 14 - Dredge spoil disposal ground selection study

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 15 - Review of literature on sound in the ocean and on the effects of noise on marine fauna

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 16 - Onshore flora and fauna study

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 17 - Onshore topography, geology, geomorphology and soils study

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 18 - Hydrology and hydrogeology of Blaydin Point, Darwin

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 19 - Onshore air quality study

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 20 - Onshore airborne noise study

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 21 - Biting insect survey of Blaydin Point, Darwin

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 22 - Traffic impact assessment study

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 23 - Visual impact assessment

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Draft EIS Technical Appendices - Appendix 24 - Onshore and nearshore quantitative risk assessment study

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EIS Supplement

EIS Supplement

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EIS Supplement Technical Appendices

Appendix S1 – Benthic environment of the Ichthys Project - invertebrate fauna, habitats and impacts

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Appendix S2 – Marine hydrocarbon spill modelling

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Appendix S3 – Literature review of seabirds in the vicinity of Ichthys Field infrastructure

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Appendix S4 – Gunn Reef Blue Holes and Howard River-water quality and coral survey

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Appendix S5 – The efffect of simulated dredge material from Darwin Harbour on eggs and larvae of Barramundi

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Appendix S6 – Benthic habitat mapping of the Darwin region

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Appendix S7 – Potential effects of underwater blasting, piledriving and dredging on sensitive marine fauna in Darwin Harbour

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Appendix S8 – Assessment of potential impacts to mud crabs in Darwin Harbour

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Appendix S9 – Summary of the long-term water-quality program for Darwin Harbour

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Appendix S10 – Assessment of marine heritage survey methods

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Appendix S11 – Marine archaeologist review of suitability of survey methods to identify submerged maritime heritage

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Appendix S12 – Report for inshore dolphin surveys, Darwin Harbour (Middle and West Arm)

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Draft EIS Fact Sheets

Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Air quality

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Community benefits

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Dredging and rock removal

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Environment Monitoring

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Greenhouse Gas

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Invitation to comment draft EIS

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - LNG

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Protection for marine animals

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Public safety

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Recreational use for Darwin Harbour

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Draft EIS Fact Sheet - Waste water

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Voluntary Offset Programs

INPEX has committed to a number of voluntary environmental offset programs covering a range of activities:

  • Darwin Harbour integrated marine monitoring and research program
  • Conservation status of coastal dolphins in the Northern Territory
  • Habitat mapping for Darwin region (including Bynoe Harbour)
  • Conservation management of marine megafauna in the Top End
  • Publication of Kimberley research
  • Long-term monitoring of Coastal Dolphins in Darwin Harbour and the Abundance and Distribution of Dugongs in the Northern Territory
  • Support of two Australian Research Council Linkage Projects
  • Fire and landscape management for greenhouse gas offset (savannah burning fire management) in the Daly River area and the Delissaville-Wagait-Larrakia Land Trust Area

Further details on these programs are provided in the Coastal Offset Strategy which INPEX is required to develop to meet Condition 11 of the Commonwealth environmental approval document, EPBC Approval Decision 4208/2008.

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Coastal Offsets Strategy

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Ecological Studies of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin

On 9 October 2014, INPEX, together with our Ichthys LNG Project joint venture participants Total, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas, launched the book Ecological studies of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin.

Its publication was funded by INPEX and the Ichthys Project joint venture and its 500 pages describe the company’s ecological investigations into the terrestrial and marine environments of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the period 2005–2008.

INPEX’s team of scientists produced a large body of new information of great value to the scientific community.

For example, the coral survey showed that the Kimberley coast may be regarded as a global “hotspot” of coral species diversity. From three small island groups our biologists recorded 275 coral species, 54 of which are new records for the Kimberley.

The study included surveys of marine turtles and of whales and dolphins (23 species). Inventories were prepared for marine algae (162 species found, of which 5 were new to science) and molluscs (321 species).

We recorded 334 plant species on the islands, half a dozen of which were new to science, while 31 new animal species were discovered. These were mostly invertebrates, including snails and scorpions, although one new species of gecko was also collected.

Ecological Studies of the Bonaparte Archipelago and Browse Basin

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INPEX has developed a range of environmental management plans which were approved by the regulatory authorities before works started. Through implementation of these plans, we can ensure site works are conducted to a high standard and with minimal environmental impact.


Dredging and Spoil Disposal Management Plans

Dredging and Spoil Disposal Management Plan - East Arm Revison 4

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To support Environment Protection Approval (EPA8 – as amended) and Waste Discharge Licence (WDL186-02) this Dredging and Spoil Disposal Management Plan (DSDMP) outlines INPEX's management and monitoring of the dredging program for the East Arm navigation channel, turning pockets and approach apron, and associated spoil disposal. Previously approved addenda to this DSDMP have been incorporated into this current version.


Construction Environmental Management Plans

Gas Export Pipeline Construction Environmental Management Plan Revision 4

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To support the Environment Protection Approval (EPA12), this construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) details the environmental protection management measures and controls necessary to avoid, reduce or mitigate potential environmental impacts that may occur during the installation of the gas export pipeline in the nearshore (i.e. within NT coastal waters, including Darwin Harbour) and onshore area. The CEMP is regularly updated and approved to remain current.

Ichthys Onshore LNG Facilities Construction Environmental Management Plan Revision 12

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To support the Environment Protection Approval (EPA7 – as amended), a Construction Environmental Management Plan has been developed by the onshore LNG facility contractor, which provides information regarding the onshore construction activities and the associated management measures for potential environmental impacts during these activities. The CEMP is regularly updated and approved to remain current.

Social Impact Management Plan

The Ichthys LNG Project developed a Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP) to assess and manage potential social impacts and opportunities in the Northern Territory arising from Project activities.

The SIMP contains consultation and research undertaken by the Project since 2008.

Commitments tables for key topic areas are included in the SIMP. These tables are designed to provide greater clarity to community members and potential partner organisations on Project commitments, agreed tasks and engagement activities.

These commitments have been in place since the commencement of construction and the SIMP was formally endorsed by the Territory Government in August 2014, following formal public consultations in late 2013.

Further information: enquiries@inpex.com.au

Social Impact Management Plan

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