2019 Agenda

8.00

Morning coffee and registration

NT RESOURCES WEEK PLENARY OPENING SESSION

8.50

OPENING | NT Resources Week

8.55

Welcome to Country

9.00

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Speaker to be advised

9.10

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government

9.25

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

An invitation has been extended to Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

9.50

PANEL DISCUSSION | The new era for energy, and what it means for Northern Australia

—— The changing roles of: Gas, hydrogen, batteries and renewables
—— Capitalising on changes and new technology
—— The next big thing in energy production?
—— Opportunities for new industries
—— Mining’s integral role with battery minerals & the energy transition

Panelists to be announced

10.30

Morning refreshments and networking in the exhibition

OPENING OF THE INAUGURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS FORUM

11.00

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Chair to be advised

11.10

The times they are a changing – streamlining environmental approvals in the NT

—— Development in the NT brings economic prosperity but also brings environmental risk
—— NT’s regulatory regime for assessing significant environmental risks and impacts of proposed development is inadequate and requires a major overhaul
—— Stage 1 of the environmental legislative reforms will streamline environmental approvals while safeguarding the environments
—— NT EPA administrative processes and procedures as well as policy and technical guidance for proponents will also require
reform
—— Early engagement with the NT EPA; high quality proponent documentation; using competent, certified consultants and
clarity of regulatory expectations and information requirements will assist in minimising delays in approvals

Dr Paul Vogel, Chairperson, NT EPA

11.40

The disconnect between mine project planning and approvals processes

The approach to mine planning generally moves through PFS and DFS stages prior to a final investment decision. Due to the long lead times associated with environmental approvals, proponents start this process at the PFS stage, when project details are often very conceptual and fluid. The EIS process expects a level of detail that is often not available at the PFS stage and it is also the case that mine design changes as you move from PFS to DFS, which can be in the middle of an approvals process. The NT EPA and public view these changes as poor planning or dishonesty, when in fact it is what you might expect as a result of the planning processes design to improve potential financial returns from a project.

Ray Hall, Managing Director, EcOz

12.10

Best practice in mine site rehabilitation – a Minerals Council NT perspective

Dr Janice Warren, Policy Research Officer, Minerals Council NT

12.40

Lunch and networking in the exhibition

13.40

CASE STUDY | ERA’s work on the Ranger Mine closure

Sharon Paulka, Manager Closure, Energy Resources of Australia

14.10

Mt Todd project

Brent Murdoch, General Manager, Vista Gold Australia

14.40

Arafura’s Nolans project

Brian Fowler, General Manager NT & Sustainability, Arafura Resources

15.10

Networking and refreshment break

15.40

Environmental measures at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Cosmo mine

Sally Horsnell, Environmental Manager, Kirkland Lake Gold

16.10

Tailings & closure management

Mike Fawcett, Senior Principal Mining Consultant, Coffey

16.40

Adaptive development of environmental monitoring: experiences from the Mount Todd Project

A case study of the evolution of air quality and threatened fauna monitoring methods during pre-baseline and baseline monitoring at Mt Todd. Monitoring, which aims to identify any potential impacts of the mine on threatened fauna, has been adapted based on the outcomes of prior monitoring, input from technical advisors, advances in technology and the outcomes of academic research programs.

Sarah Smith, Associate Consultant – Ecology, SLR Consulting

17.10

Closing remarks from the Chair

17.15

CLOSING | End of Conference Day One & Networking Drinks in the exhibition

18.30

GALA DINNER | The Lawns, Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

8.00

Morning coffee and registration

9.00

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair Chair to be advised

9.10

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | NT Government’s perspective on environmental management by the mining and onshore gas sectors

The Hon. Eva Lawler MLA, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Northern Territory

9.30

Reforming environmental regulation of the onshore petroleum industry in the NT – where are we at and next steps

Chris Shaw, Executive Director Onshore Gas Reform, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

10.00

Best practice in environmental management for onshore gas

Keld Knudsen, Policy Director – Northern Territory, Exploration and Onshore Environment, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA)

10.30

Morning refreshments and networking in the exhibition

11.00

ONSHORE GAS PANEL | Onshore gas panel

This session will bring together the onshore gas players in the Northern Territory to discuss both environmental measures that have put in place and social responsibility efforts.

Luke Titus, Chief Geologist, Armour Energy
Ben Visser, General Manager Operations, Central Petroleum

More panellists to be confirmed

11.40

Onshore gas research in the Northern Territory

Dr Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

12.10

Realising practical social and economic outcomes – Experiences from the Northern Gas Pipeline

A case study on the integrated approach taken to local, social and economic participation on the Northern Gas Pipeline, its successes, challenges and lessons for the future. Land access, cultural heritage, local industry, community and stakeholder engagement, local contracting and employment.

James Kernaghan, Founder & Managing Director, Circle Advisory

12.40

Lunch and networking break

1.40

Groundwater management in the onshore oil and gas sector

Cassy Schmidt, Senior Environmental Scientist, GHD

2.10

How are Indigenous business groups gearing up to service the onshore gas industry?

John Jansen, Director, North Australian Rural Management Consultants (NARMCO)

2.40

PANEL DISCUSSION | Engaging with local business

This session will bring together local businesses to discuss their experience with how the Northern Territory resources industry are engaging with local content.

Roy Jansan, Director, HSS NT Pty Ltd
Jared Baldwin, Deputy Chair, Regional Economic Development Committee – Tennant Creek

More panellists to be confirmed

15.20

Closing remarks from the Chair

15.30

CLOSING | Close of NT Resources Week 2019

16.30

NT Resources Week Sunset Harbour Cruise