Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby
Newmont Goldcorp Announces Tanami Expansion
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government welcomes the announcement overnight from Newmont Goldcorp confirming the Tanami Expansion 2 project in the Northern Territory.
“This announcement from Newmont Goldcorp is a further vote of confidence in the Northern Territory economy.” Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby said.
“Safely and successfully expanding Tanami operations is good for confidence in investment, good for jobs and good for the economy.”
Announcement follows the recent decision by Santos to buy ConocoPhillips’ North Australia gas assets.
Significant expansion, approved Friday, opens up the prospect of further exploration and development in the Tanami district and potentially increases mine life to 2040.
Tanami operations are located approximately 540 km north west of Alice Springs on Warlpiri owned Aboriginal freehold land.