Agenda timing is Australian Central Standard Time – ACST

8:45

OFFICIAL OPENING | NT Resources Week

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

8:50

OPENING | Welcome to Country

8:55

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00

NORTHERN TERRITORY CHIEF MINISTER’S ADDRESS

Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & THE ENERGY TRANSITION

9:15

Australian Economic Update – Bouncing Back from COVID-19

Justin Smirk, Director – Senior Economist, Westpac Institutional Bank

9:35

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
Jason Schoolmeester, Major Projects Commissioner, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

10:00

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

Ray Hall, Managing Director, EcOz Environmental Consultants

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

12:25

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)

12:50

Lunch and networking break

1:50

Challenges of Mine Water Discharge into a Tropical Ecosystem and how to Manage Potential Environmental Impacts

  • Issues: Discharging into ephemeral systems -wet/dry seasonal influences
  • Active discharge – Passive discharge
  • Legacy sites
  • In-situ water treatment
  • Management: Streamline Waste Discharge Licence requirements
  • Reclassifying non-conformance to meet Australian Water Quality Guidelines
  • Manage active discharge at discharge point or compliance point?
  • Weight of evidence approach- multiple lines of evidence

Dr Jill Woodworth, Technical Director, (Eco)Toxicology & Risk Assessment, SLR Consulting

2:15

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

2:40

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

3:05

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

Dr 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

Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

8:50

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Northern Territory Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

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

9:15

Setting the conditions for investment – Regulatory reform for sustainable growth in the Territory

Shaun Drabsch, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Industry, Tourism & Trade, Northern Territory Government

9:35

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

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

Groote Eylandt mine

Mark Filtness, Vice-President Operations, GEMCO
Mark Hewitt, CEO, Anindilyakwa Land Council
Tony Wurramarrba, Chair, Anindilyakwa Land Council

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

The fate of hydraulic fracturing chemicals

Nai Tran-Dinh, Senior Experimental Scientist, 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

2:25

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 assessment.
  • 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.
  • 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 mine.
  • The integration of supporting technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep learning will be highlighted.

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

2:50

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

3:10

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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