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.
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.
The Northern Territory Government will spend $17.
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.
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 has been awarded underground gold mining contracts worth $317 million at Telfer and Cosmo Deeps.
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.
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.
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.
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.