Northern Territory

Ichthys LNG Project moves closer after securing Major Project status and pipeline licences

The Ichthys LNG Project has secured Major Project Facilitation status from the Federal Government based on plans to pipe gas offshore to processing facilities in Darwin.

Green light from NT Government for Ichthys LNG Project following environmental assessment

The Northern Territory Government has approved the Ichthys LNG Project declaring that the environmental impacts of the development in Darwin can be managed within acceptable limits.

Final decisions on environmental acceptability of INPEX's Ichthys LNG Project expected June 2011

Final decisions on the environmental acceptability of the Ichthys LNG Project and any conditions of approval are anticipated in June 2011, according to the proponent INPEX.

Studies progressing on TNG Limited's proposed Mount Peake iron-vanadium project in NT

TNG Limited's Mount Peake iron-vanadium project near Alice Springs is moving ahead with environmental approval studies underway and a second scoping study nearing completion.

Leighton Contractors awarded underground gold mining contracts at Telfer and Cosmo Deeps

Leighton Contractors has been awarded underground gold mining contracts worth $317 million at Telfer and Cosmo Deeps.

Xstrata takes next step in plans for $270m McArthur River Mine expansion slated for 2012

Xtrata has lodged a notice of intent with the Northern Territory Government for an environmental assessment of its McArthur River Mine Phase 3 Development Project.

Development options under review for Wonarah Phosphate Project amid mining agreement

A decision on the best development option for Minemakers' proposed Wonarah Phosphate Project near Tennant Creek will become clearer in the second quarter of 2011.

Feasibility Study on Westgold Resources' $101m Rover 1 gold-copper project expected mid-2011

A Feasibility Study on development of mine production facilities for Westgold Resources' Rover 1 gold-copper project south-west of Tennant Creek in the NT is expected in mid-2011.

Definitive Bankable Feasibility Study on Mt Todd Gold Project near Katherine due later this year

US-based Vista Gold Corporation is advancing plans for its Mt Todd Gold Project in the Northern Territory with the findings of a definitive bankable feasibility study due later this year.