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Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Draft EIS Executive Summary
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- Chapter 1 - Introduction PDF - 474.12 KB
- Chapter 2 - Stakeholder Consultation PDF - 310.4 KB
- Chapter 3 - Existing Natural Social And Economic Environment PDF - 6.62 MB
- Chapter 4 - Project Description PDF - 2.35 MB
- Chapter 5 - Emissions Discharges And Wastes PDF - 413.77 KB
- Chapter 6 - Risk Assessment Methodology PDF - 418.28 KB
- Chapter 7 - Marine Impacts And Management PDF - 2.9 MB
- Chapter 8 - Terrestrial Impacts And Management PDF - 693.68 KB
- Chapter 9 - Greenhouse Gas Management PDF - 587.31 KB
- Chapter 10 - Socio Economic Impacts And Management PDF - 1.3 MB
- Chapter 11 - Environmental Management Program PDF - 2.22 MB
- Chapter 12 - Commitments Register PDF - 235 KB
- Draft Environmental Impact Statement Complete PDF - 18.2 MB
Draft EIS Technical Appendices
- Appendix 1 Guidelines For Preparation Of A Draft Environmental Impact Statement Ichthys Gas Field Development Project PDF - 2.71 MB
- Appendix 2 Cross Reference Of Draft EIS Content With EIS Guidelines Northern Territory PDF - 160.74 KB
- Appendix 3 Evaluation Of Draft EIS Content Against Requirements Of The EPBC Act Commonwealth PDF - 143.31 KB
- Appendix 4 Studies Of The Offshore Marine Environment PDF - 17.52 MB
- Appendix 6 Produced Water Discharge Modelling PDF - 1.56 MB
- Appendix 8 Nearshore Marine Ecology And Benthic Communities Study PDF - 12.96 MB
- Appendix 9 Nearshore Marine Water Quality And Sediment Study PDF - 21.54 MB
- Appendix 10 Wastewater Discharge Modelling PDF - 2.14 MB
- Appendix 11 Nearshore Geomorphological Modelling PDF - 4.23 MB
- Appendix 12 Description And Validation Of Hydrodynamic And Wave Models For Dredging And Spoil Disposal PDF - 14.76 MB
- Appendix 13 Dredging And Spoil Disposal Modelling PDF - 20.87 MB
- Appendix 14 Dredge Spoil Disposal Ground Selection Study PDF - 2.54 MB
- Appendix 15 Review Of Literature On Sound In The Ocean And On The Effects Of Noise On Marine Fauna PDF - 4.61 MB
- Appendix 16 Onshore Flora And Fauna Study PDF - 3.76 MB
- Appendix 17 Onshore Topography Geology Geomorphology And Soils Study PDF - 15.69 MB
- Appendix 18 Hydrology And Hydrogeology Of Blaydin Point Darwin PDF - 13.78 MB
- Appendix 19 Onshore Air Quality Study PDF - 7.92 MB
- Appendix 20 Onshore Airborne Noise Study PDF - 3.69 MB
- Appendix 21 Biting Insect Survey Of Blaydin Point Darwin PDF - 3.98 MB
- Appendix 22 Traffic Impact Assessment Study PDF - 6.97 MB
- Appendix 23 Visual Impact Assessment PDF - 23.85 MB
- Appendix 24 Onshore And Nearshore Quantitative Risk Assessment Study PDF - 3.35 MB
EIS Supplement Technical Appendices
- Ichthys Benthic Environment Invertebrate Fauna PDF - 3.45 MB
- Appendix 7 Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Modelling PDF - 5.22 MB
- Marine Archaeologist Review Of Survey Methods PDF - 3.8 MB
- Inshore Dolphin Survey Darwin Harbour PDF - 24.04 MB
- Nearshore Marine Heritage Survey Methods PDF - 2.32 MB
- Hydrocarbon Spill Modelling Addendum PDF - 5.58 MB
- Seabirds In Ichthys Gas Field PDF - 1.72 MB
- Gunn Reef And Howard River Water And Coral Survey PDF - 6.18 MB
- Dredge Material Eggs And Larvae Of Barramundi PDF - 4.03 MB
- Benthic Habitat Mapping Of The Darwin Region PDF - 1.46 MB
- Effects Of Blasting Piledriving And Dredging On Marine Fauna PDF - 4.38 MB
- Impacts To Mud Crabs In Darwin Harbour PDF - 2.92 MB
- Darwin Harbour Baseline Water Quality PDF - 1.48 MB
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
·Funding for UNSW project “Understanding and predicting sediment distribution and net transport in estuaries and coastal oceans with an emphasis on muddy bottom layers”
·Funding for CDU project “Microbiology of a tropical creek impacted by sewage effluent: novel assessment using N-cycle functional markers and changes in community composition”
- Fire and landscape management for greenhouse gas offset (savannah fire management) in the Northern Territory
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 2008/4208
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.
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.
Onshore Operations Environmental Management Plan
The Onshore Operations Environmental Management Plan describes the activities that will be undertaken during operations, and the associated management measures and controls necessary to avoid, reduce or mitigate the environmental impacts that may occur as a result of these activities.
Construction Environmental Management Plan
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.
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Biting Insect Management Plan
The Biting Insect Management Plan details the environmental protection and occupational health and safety management measures and controls necessary to avoid, reduce or mitigate the environmental and social impacts that may occur during activities associated with the Ichthys Onshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities and its supporting infrastructure.
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
The Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) details the erosion and sediment control measures associated with the onshore and nearshore development area for the 2018-2019 wet season.