2019 Agenda

8.00

Morning coffee and registration

NT RESOURCES WEEK PLENARY OPENING SESSION

9.00

OPENING | NT Resources Week

9.05

Welcome to Country

9.10

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Shaun Drabsch, CEO, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

9.20

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

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

9.40

Economic outlook in uncertain times

10.15

Morning refreshments and networking in the exhibition

OPENING OF THE INAUGURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS FORUM

11.00

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Jeff Richardson, NT Division President, Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand

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

12.05

The AusIMM, BHP and EIANZ Environment and Community Award

Given the common goal of improving environmental and community standards within professional practice through ongoing professional development, the AusIMM and EIANZ have come together to offer financial support under an Environment and Community award. The Award has been co-sponsored by BHP. The purpose of the award is to provide financial support to Honours or Masters students interested in pursuing a career in the environment and/or community disciplines within the minerals industry. This years’ winner is Will Kemp, who is undertaking a Masters of Science research project titled “Evaluation of mine site rehabilitation with a focus on restoration of the traditional Indigenous cultural values of the affected land” at Charles Darwin University.

Presented by: Jeff Richardson, NT Division President, Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand

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

Richard McAllister, Operations Manager Northern Territory & SE Asia, 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

8.30

Morning coffee and registration

PLENARY KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9.00

Opening remarks from the SEAAOC Chair

Saul Kavonic, Head of Oil, Gas and Energy for Australia, Credit Suisse

9.10

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Held in the SEAAOC room, Hall 1 next to the NT Resources Week Exhibition

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS FORUM DAY 2

9.35

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Ray Hall, Managing Director, EcOz

9.40

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

10.00

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

10.30

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)

11.00

Networking and refreshment break

11.30

Armour Energy’s environmental & social responsibility efforts

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

11.40

Central Petroleum’s environmental & social responsibility efforts

Ben Visser, General Manager Operations, Central Petroleum

12.00

Onshore gas research in the Northern Territory

Dr Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

12.30

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

13.00

Lunch and networking break

14.00

Groundwater management in the onshore oil and gas sector

Cassy Schmidt, Senior Environmental Scientist, GHD

14.30

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

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

15.00

How the Northern Territory resources industry is engaging with local content

Jared Baldwin, Deputy Chair, Regional Economic Development Committee – Tennant Creek

15.10

Closing remarks from the Chair

15.15

CLOSING | Close of NT Resources Week 2019

16.30

NT Resources Week Sunset Harbour Cruise