Northern Australia

Tivan is headquartered in Darwin, a key strategic location in the development of Australia’s critical minerals and renewable energy industries. Tivan is one of a handful of ASX-listed companies with HQ in the Northern Territory, befitting Speewah TIVAN+ MASDP, as the most strategically important major project across Northern Australia.

Tivan’s local footprint underpins our extensive stakeholder engagement program across Northern Australia. We are working closely with government, regulatory bodies, industry, research and community to facilitate project delivery on defined timelines, consolidating efforts and breaking down traditional silos in defining a new downstream sector for Australia.

Tivan is committed to a policy of genuine and inclusive engagement with First Nations peoples. This includes early and ongoing engagement with Larrakia Development Corporation, Kimberley Land Council, Central Land Council and Traditional Owners groups across the Northern Territory and Eastern Kimberley. Tivan is working in partnership with Charles Darwin University to advance research and development in critical minerals and renewable energies, and to build durable vocational and educational pathways for the next generation of Territorians.

Central to our planning is the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct (MASDP), located south of Darwin. The Precinct will provide industry with access to large-scale common use infrastructure, maximising efficiencies and minimising impacts. The proposed Tivan Processing Facility at MADSP will generate over 1,500 jobs in construction, and around 1,000 long term highly skilled employment opportunities.

The Tivan Processing Facility is planned at Southern Lode, Wirraway Estate

The Board of Tivan decided to relocate the proposed Tivan Processing Facility to MADSP in February 2023, highlighting:

  • A commitment from the Australian Federal Government of not less than $1.5 billion for common use infrastructure, planned as equity investment
  • Recognition of MASDP as a nationally-significant investment priority area by Infrastructure Australia
  • Close proximity to key civil infrastructure, including the Port of Darwin, the Darwin to Adelaide railway and freight terminal, Darwin Airport and the existing Darwin road network
  • Proximity to key Asian export and investment markets
  • Extensive utilities infrastructure, including gas and electricity
  • Access to large-scale water infrastructure, including common-use facilities, and to non-aquifer based sources of water in a high rainfall zone
  • Potential access to electricity from large-scale solar resources, and strong relationships with key proponents in the renewables sector
  • Access to construction and operations workforces, including opportunity to recruit for residential based positions and for Tivan to foster large-scale workplace policies as an employer of choice
  • Proximity to Charles Darwin University as a centre of excellence and a tertiary institution pathway for education, training and recruitment
  • Potential to streamline environment approval within the framework of the Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Opportunities for commercial synergies with proponents within MASDP
  • Capability to utilise prior site and layout planning to expedite project facilitation
  • Opportunities for enhanced cooperation with Northern Territory Government, and ongoing enhanced engagement with key regulatory bodies and community-based stakeholders
  • Opportunities to contribute to a research and development hub in Darwin, including in areas of mineral processing, renewable energies and vanadium redox flow batteries