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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2017 5
NORTHERN GAS PIPELINE ON SCHEDULE – an important message
10 March 2017
Tennant Creek Social Employment Project underway
Project ready training underway in Tennant Creek.
Phillip Creek Compressor Station construction to commence soon.
Project ready training underway in Camooweal.
Mount Isa Compressor Station construction to commence soon.
Jemena remains fully committed to building and operating the Northern Gas
Pipeline (NGP) Project.
While still on schedule for first gas to flow in 2018 Jemena is resequencing the
NGP’s construction schedule. Construction of the Phillip Creek Compressor
Station, near Tennant Creek, and the Mount Isa Compressor Station are
expected to commence soon with pipeline in Queensland and the Northern
Territory to follow.
When we embarked on the NGP we set an ambitious target for construction to
begin in early 2017. Despite Jemena’s extensive engagements in compliance
with relevant state, territory and commonwealth legislation, some land access
approvals are still being resolved.
Jemena understands the resequencing may be disappointing to some members
of the community, particularly those businesses in Tennant Creek and Mount
Isa which have been preparing to deliver contracts as part of the NGP Project.
Jemena is continuing to deliver on its local capacity building programs.
Importantly the Project Ready Training Program is underway in both Tennant
Creek and Mount Isa and Jemena’s unique and important Tennant Creek
Social Employment Project is continuing.
In conjunction with the NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation,
Jemena’s Small to Medium Enterprise Business Investment Fund (SME-BIF),
is still open. The SME-FIB supports ongoing business capacity building in the
region and more generally. To date, Jemena has funded 10 Tennant Creek
businesses to undertake strategic planning and establish online presences.
To ensure as much local employment on the NGP as possible, we encourage
people to register their interest on Jemena’s jobs and training website at
Jemena thanks the communities, particularly the local Tennant Creek and
Mount Isa communities, for their understanding and continued support of the
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact us on
1300 578 515 or visit our office in town.
NGP Project Director
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Barrett Drive, Alice Springs
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm
The Regional Mining Seminar provides an update on major projects emerging in Central Australia focusing
on contractor opportunities, timelines and potential employment. This is a valuable event for all businesses
wanting to position themselves to take advantage of the developing resource sector projects.
For further information contact
The Alice Springs Branch on (08) 8952 4377 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGIONAL MINING SEMINAR
THE Northern Gas Pipeline project has
been put on hold because traditional
land access issues have not yet been
Work was set to begin next month.
Traditional owners from Warumungu and
Wakaya land trusts along the pipeline route
have refused to consent to land clearing, bring-
ing construction plans to a halt.
At a Jemena Board meeting in Tennant Creek
last December, NGP Project Director Jonathan
Spink said he was confident that necessary ap-
provals would be received.
But recently a member of the Wakaya Ab-
original Land Trust lodged an objection with
the NT Government stating no consent to clear
land had been provided.
Some of the traditional owners claim they had
been deliberately excluded from negotiations
because the Northern and Central Land Coun-
cils were aware of their opposition to providing
a route to transport fracked gas.
Jemena will also retender parts of the con-
struction contract with its business partner
McConnell Dowell because of the resequencing
of the pipleline construction.
However, the company plans to begin work
on compressor stations at Phillip Creek and
Mount Isa as planned.
Jobs and training packages for Tennant Creek
have also been delayed, throwing the project
Jemena, selected by the NT Government to
build the 622 kilometre, $800 million pipeline,
remains confident that it would gain outstand-
ing approvals within the coming weeks.
A spokesperson said the project remains on
track for the first gas to flow in 2018.
Land use issues delay
DELAYED: Jemena Board members, who visited Tennant Creek last
December, check out the pipeline stockpile.
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