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State Significant Development

Determination

Dargues Gold Project

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional

Current Status: Determination

Interact with the stages for their names

  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Assessment
  6. Recommendation
  7. Determination

To develop an underground mine and associated infrastructure • extract and process up to 355,000 tonnes of gold ore per year until 2025.

Consolidated Consent

Dargues Gold Mod 4_Consolidated Approval .pdf_

Modifications

Determination
Determination

Archive

Application (3)

Preliminary Environmental Assessment.pdf
Application Form.pdf
Declaration.pdf

DGRs (1)

Director-General's Requirements.pdf

EA (25)

Section_4_10_pp75-117.pdf
Section_4_12_pp119-161.pdf
Section_4_11_p118.pdf
Section_4_13_pp162-178.pdf
Section_4_09_pp54-74.pdf
Section_4_08_p53.pdf
Section_4_07_pp50-52.pdf
Section_4_06_pp43-49.pdf
Section_4_05_pp36-42.pdf
Section_4_04_pp21-35.pdf
Section_4_03_pp17-20.pdf
Section_4_02_pp7-16.pdf
Section_4_01_pp1-6.pdf
Section 8_Final.pdf
Section 7_Final.pdf
Appendix 2_Final.pdf
Section 6_Final.pdf
Section 5_Final.pdf
Section 4 - Assessment.pdf
Section 3_Issue Identification.pdf
Section 2_Project Description.pdf
Section 1_Introduction.pdf
Executive Summary_Final.pdf
Appendix 1_Final.pdf
Table of Contents

Submissions (8)

Southern Rivers CMA submission.pdf
Special Interest Groups.pdf
Other.pdf
Public Submissions - Form L-Z.pdf
Personal Details Withheld.pdf
CMA RTS comments.pdf
Public Submissions.pdf
Public Submissions - Form-A-K.pdf

Agency Submissions (12)

NOW RTS comments.pdf
Eurobodalla Shire Council submission.pdf
Palerang Council RTS comments.pdf
DECCW submission.pdf
Sydney Catchment Authority submission.pdf
I&I RTS comments.pdf
RTA submission.pdf
Palerang Council submission.pdf
NOW submission.pdf
I&I submission.pdf
Eurobodalla Shire Council RTS comments.pdf
DECCW RTS comments 2.pdf

Response to Submissions (10)

Response To Submissions incl Appendices.pdf
Response To Submissions File 5 pages 44-250.pdf
Response to Submissions File 4 page 43.pdf
Response To Submissions File 3 pages 11-42.pdf
Response to Submissions File 2 pages 9-10.pdf
Response to Submissions File 1 pages 1-8.pdf
Response to Received Emails.pdf
Response to OEH Comments Re Response to Submissions ...
Response to NSW Office of Water Submission.pdf
Response to Further Submission and Information From ...

Additional Information (10)

Part 3_Groundwater_Final.pdf
Part 6_Traffic_Final.pdf
Part 8_Soils_Final.pdf
Part 5a_Aboriginal Heritage_Final.pdf
Part 1_Noise_Final.pdf
Part 7_Air Quality_Final.pdf
Part 5b_European Heritage_Final.pdf
Part 4_Surface Water_Final.pdf
Part 2_Ecology_Final.pdf
Appendix E - Additional Information (Biodiversity) -...

Recommendation (3)

Dargues Reef Gold Project Assessment Report - Addend...
Dargues Reef Gold Project Assessment Report.pdf
Dargues Reef Gold Project - Recommended Conditions.pdf

Determination (2)

Court Order and Final Project Approval.pdf
PAC Determination Report.pdf

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (26)

AQ&GG Man Plan (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
Water Management Plan
Water Management Plan Approval
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_21022020_082344
Extension Requests_03032020_034500
DGM Letter
Extension Requests_12032021_051207
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_073955
Attachment 1
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_103657
PS122044-ECO-LTR-001 RevA
WasteMP (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_073240
Biodiversity Offset Extension Request 20210225
NMP (MOD4 Review)_20191203.
TMP (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
BfMP (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
BioMP (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_073416
AHMP (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
BlastMP (MOD4 Review) - December 2019.
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_073515
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_09012020_060541
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_073731
Environmental Management Strategy January 2020
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08012020_073335

Community Consultative Committees and Panels (1)

Community Consultative Committee Chair Appointment

Reports (1)

2019-2020 Dargues Gold Mine Annual Review - Fina

Other Documents (5)

Backfill Expert - including consultation(redacted)
High volume sampler 1 - Aurelia Metals Ltd request
High volume sampler 1 - Aurelia Metals Ltd - RFI response
High volume sampler 1 - EPA advice
High volume sampler 1 - DPE approval (2022-03-17)

Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.

Complaints

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Enforcements

Penalty Notice issued to Big Island Mining Pty Ltd (MP10_0054 as modified, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council LGA)

On 16 February 2021, the Department issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to Big Island Mining Pty Ltd (BIM) for failure to carry out the Dargues Gold Mine project generally in accordance with the Environmental Assessment and the conditions of consent.  During June and July 2020, BIM carted water for operational purposes to the Dargues Gold Mine project which was inconsistent with the approval and the Environment Assessment. BIM has now implemented measures, including the construction of Harvestable Rights Dams, to ensure they have an adequate water supply on site for the project.

Inspections

17/6/2020

14/7/2020

15/7/2020

15/7/2020

23/9/2020

12/11/2021

19/04/2022

Note: Only enforcements and inspections undertaken by the Department from March 2020 will be shown above.

Project Details

Application Number
MP10_0054
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Minerals Mining
Local Government Areas
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Court
Last Modified By
MP10_0054-Mod-4
Last Modified On
23/05/2019

Contact Planner

Name
George Mobayed