NT Link Project - draft terms of reference for an environmental impact statement

Closed 6 Oct 2015

Opened 4 Sep 2015


Queensland's Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the NT Link Project.

APT Pipelines Limited (a part of APA Group) proposes to develop a 632-kilometre underground gas transmission pipeline from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland.

The project is being assessed by both the Queensland Government and the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NT EPA) for the respective components within each jurisdiction.

This draft TOR covers the approximately 173km of the project located from the Queensland border south of Camooweal to Mount Isa. 

Prepared by the Coordinator-General, the draft TOR sets out the matters APT Pipelines must address when preparing the EIS. The Coordinator-General seeks your views on the draft TOR, including whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.

The Coordinator-General will consider all comments on the draft TOR, before preparing a final TOR for the project.

How to comment

There are a number of different ways to provide comments on this draft TOR.  You only need to provide comments using one of these methods.   

1. Read the draft TOR


Visit one of the following display locations between 7 September 2015 and 6 October 2015 to view a printed copy of the draft TOR:

  • Mount Isa City Library, 23 West Street, Miles End
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.

2. Click on the 'Make a comment' link below


Send your comments to one of the following:


Project manager – NT Link Project
Coordinated Project Delivery Division
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia

Fax: +61 7 3220 6502

Note: If you wish to attach anything (e.g. maps, images or supporting documents), please use the email option instead of the online form.

Relevant links

More information about the project

Read more about the coordinated project EIS process

What happens next

The Coordinator-General will consider all comments received on the draft terms of reference (TOR), then issue a final TOR to the project proponent. The proponent then has 18 months to prepare a draft environmental impact statement in accordance with the final TOR.


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