Agenda timing is Australian Central Standard Time – ACST

9:00

OFFICIAL OPENING | NT Resources Week

9:05

OPENING | Welcome to Country

9:10

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:15

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Hon Keith Pitt MP, Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & THE ENERGY TRANSITION

9:25

Australian Economic Update – Bouncing Back from COVID-19

Justin Smirk, Director – Senior Economist, Westpac Institutional Bank

9:45

Growing the NT Economy – What Needs to be Done?

Andy Cowan, Interim Territory Investment Commissioner & Deputy Chief Executive, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government
Hayley Richards, Interim Major Projects Commissioner, Northern Territory Government and Chair, Land Development Corporation

10:05

PANEL DISCUSSION | The Energy Transition, Electrification, Decarbonisation and the Future for the Resources Industry

Laura Hillis, Director, Climate Action 100+, Investor Group on Climate Change

This concludes our Day 1 joint Plenary session and I now welcome you to attend our concurrent sessions at SEAAOC, Mining the Territory and Environmental Management at NT Resources Week

10:35

Networking and refreshment break

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & LOGISTICS MAIN SESSION COMMENCES

11:05

Welcome remarks from the Chair

11:15

Environmental regulation– regulating what matters in the emerging NT onshore petroleum industry

  • Meet the regulator
  • What does an effective regulator look like?
  • Update status of regulatory performance
  • Lessons learnt – Environment Management Plans
  • What’s next – preparing for production

Sally-anne Strohmayr, Director Petroleum Operations – Environment Division, Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security Northern Territory Government

11:40

Emissions reduction planning for the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct

  • Early measures to address sustainability and environmental impacts in a strategic
  • Agile and flexible planning to allow acceptable manufacturing and industrial ecologies to develop at Middle Arm.
  • Focus on introducing CCUS, Hydrogen, innovative technologies and renewable energy
  • Identification of opportunities to minimise, recycle and re-use waste

Howard Smith, Director Middle Arm and Gas Manufacturing, Gas Taskforce Unit, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

12:05

Session to be advised

12:30

Groote Eylandt mine

Senior Representative, South 32 Ltd

12:50

Lunch and networking break

1:50

Background and update on the Beetaloo SREBA

  • Background and update on the Beetaloo SREBA
  • SREBA Background
  • Consultation process
  • Outline of SREBA Framework
  • 6 study domains and progress update

Dr Alaric Fisher, Executive Director, Flora and Fauna Division, Northern Territory Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security (DEPWS)

2:10

Developing a system model of total ecosystem approach to rehabilitate key domains of gold mines for Environmental Sustainability

  • Acid Metalliferous Drainage Mitigation Strategy-The Wet Cap
  • Water Balance Modelling for Mine Closure Planning
  • Early Development of Acidic Waste Rock Dump in-situ Treatment Technology
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Control for Final Landform and Capping Design

Sam Yang, Lead Environmental Engineer, Kirkland Lake Gold

2:30

Session to be advised

2:50

The Nolans Project – Understanding and Meeting Stakeholder Expectations

  • Project and development updates for the Nolans Nd/Pr Project
  • Community & Stakeholder engagement and local content and opportunities
  • Indigenous landholder engagement getting positive outcomes
  • ESG – the new norm

Brian Fowler, General Manager NT & Sustainability, Arafura Resources

3:10

Lessons-learnt in navigating project environmental approvals processes in the Northern Territory

Kylie Welch, Managing Consultant – Environmental Impact Assessment & Approvals, EcOz Environmental Consultants

3:30

Networking and refreshment break in the exhibition

4:00

Sacred Site Protection: what proponents need to know about Authority Certificate processes

Dr Sophie Creighton, Director Research and Land Information, Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
Dr Mandy Trueman, Assessment and Regulation Officer – Hydraulic Fracturing, Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority

4:25

Reducing conflict with early and meaningful engagement

  • Expectations of early and meaningful engagement under Environment Protection Act (NT) 2019
  • Recognising Aboriginal people as stewards of their country and the importance of free, prior and informed consent
  • The business case for ‘people due diligence’, to reduce conflict, de-risk projects and streamline approvals
  • Why ‘facts and education’ don’t earn a social license to operate
  • Overcoming fear of the ‘C’ word: community insights and local knowledge add value to your project

Jane Munday, Senior Advisor, True North Strategic Communication

4:50

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:55

Networking Drinks in the exhibition halls

6:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK GALA DINNER

The Lawns, Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

8:50

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10

NORTHERN TERRITORY CHIEF MINISTER’S ADDRESS

Hon Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

9:30

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS Northern Territory Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

Hon Eva Lawler MLA, Minister for Renewables and Energy, Northern Territory Government of Australia

9:45

CLOSE OF PLENARY

This concludes our Day 2 joint Plenary session and I now welcome you to attend our concurrent sessions at SEAAOC, Mining the Territory and Environmental Management at NT Resources Week

9:50

Welcome remarks from the Chair

9:55

Petroleum, mining and water

  • Petroleum & Water: Implementing the HFI recommendations
  • Mining & Water: Progress so far, challenges, and future opportunities
  • Reforming the Water Act

Amy Dysart, Executive Director of Water Resources for the Northern Territory, Northern Territory Government

10:15

Origin Energy’s environmental plans

Senior Representative, Origin Energy

10:35

GBA: Assessing potential environmental impacts of shale gas development in the Beetaloo Region

  • The $35.4 million Geological and Bioregional Assessment (GBA) Program assessed the potential environmental impacts of unconventional gas resource development in a number of regions, including the Beetaloo region in the NT.
  • This presentation will outline the innovative approach used by the GBA program to assess potential environmental
  • The overall results of the GBA program will be presented, and implications of the results

Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

10:55

Networking and refreshment break in the exhibition

11:25

Methane emissions monitoring and degradation of hydraulic fracturing fluids in soil

Senior Representative, CSIRO

11:45

Development of NT gas projects in a lower carbon future

  • Net zero – the 2050 challenge
  • Natural gas, a key part of a cleaner energy future
  • The role of technology

Cassandra Schmidt, Director Northern Territory, APPEA

12:05

PANEL DISCUSSION | Mine site rehabilitation & remediation planning

Speakers to be advised

12:40

The Gulkula Story – Marrying Environmental Management with Indigenous Values

  • Planning for closure and relinquishment through the life of mine
  • Incorporating Traditional Owner objectives in mine rehabilitation
  • Indigenous capacity building through environmental management
  • Indigenous community development initiatives

Tracy Menon, Environmental Advisor, Gulkula Mining Company

1:00

Networking and Lunch break in the exhibition

2:00

Water Management and Environmental Challenges in Closure Implementation

  • Managing changes to hydrological and hydrogeological conditions
  • Rationalising environmental monitoring programmes
  • Refocussing and management of internal environmental impacts

Andrew Nelson, Superintendent Water & Environment, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd

2:20

The application of drones in mine site rehabilitation

  • Drones are increasingly being used across different aspects of mine site rehabilitation due to be more cost efficient, effective and safer than traditional methods of survey and
  • Aspects of mine rehabilitation that drones are used in include: survey of as-built landforms, ecosystem assessment for the development of closure criteria, monitoring of rehabilitation activities including revegetation and final assessment of closure criteria at-scale.
  • The Supervising Scientist Branch (SSB) have been undertaking applied research into the use of drones for environmental monitoring in mine site rehabilitation since 2014. This presentation will provide an overview of the use of drones by the SSB at mine sites in the Alligator Rivers Region, with a particular focus on Ranger uranium
  • The integration of supporting technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep learning will be

Renee Bartolo, Team Leader – Ecosystem Restoration and Landform Group, Chief Remote Pilot, Department of the Environment and Energy – Supervising Scientist Branch

2:40

Ranger Mine Closure – Planning and Execution

Sharon Paulka, Manager Closure, Energy Resources of Australia

3:00

Resource recovery strategies in the Northern Territory

  • Experiences to date in establishing recycling best practice initiatives for regional and remote industries in the NT

Aiden Anderson-Barr, Director, ARK Recycling

3:15

Session to be advised

3:30

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & End of Conference

4:30–7:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK SUNSET HARBOUR CRUISE

Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf

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