06 May 2016
Minister for Mines and Energy
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.
Mines and Energy Minister David Tollner said extractive operators provide the resources that underpin the infrastructure development of the Northern Territory.
"There is no construction or development without the base materials that the industry supplies to the broader community and the NT Government is committed to improving the extractive industry’s environmental management standards, including increasing the quality of Mining Management Plan documents and on-ground environmental management practices,” he said.
industry is working to become more sustainable in terms of ongoing land use
post mining and this grant will assist in raising environmental management
“The funds for
this grant will be taken from the Mining Remediation Fund in accordance with
its purpose of minimising or rectifying environmental harm caused by unsecured
Remediation Fund is made up of contributions from a levy on the environmental
security bonds for mining activities which aims to address legacy mine
liabilities, and funds a dedicated Legacy Mines Unit to work directly on legacy
This latest grant
from the NT Government will be used to fund EIA’s Environmental Management
Project, which will provide technical support to members of the EIA in the NT.
These guidelines/fact sheets will seek to address environmental matters of relevance to the operation of the extractive industry which will include improvements to:
also be organised with the extractive industry and relevant stakeholders on
improving outcomes for the industry with regards to environmental management or
extractive mining activities,” Mr Tollner said.
industry members aim for continuous improvement in all areas of their business
operations and the Environmental Management Project grant will assist the EIA
to deliver better environmental outcomes for both industry and the broader
community,” EIA CEO Tom Harris said.
“The EIA welcomes
the Northern Territory Government’s grant funding and is looking forward to
working with a range of stakeholders to deliver a robust series of
environmental guidelines and factsheets.”
Remediation Fund and these grants to improve environmental standards in the
extractive industry are a proud initiative of the Country Liberals Government,”
Mr Tollner said.
The EIA is the Northern Territory’s industry body representing those who extract and process the sand, gravel and crushed stone products which are used in their own right, or as ingredients for the materials used in the building of the infrastructure which supports the development of the NT.
Minister Tollner - Marnie Hobson 0409 527 909
EIA – Tom Harris 0410 533 263