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SSI Modifications

Determination

MOD 1 - Lapse Date Extension

Gunnedah Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Maitland City, Moree Plains Shire, Muswellbrook Shire, Narrabri Shire, Newcastle City, Port Stephens, Singleton Shire, Upper Hunter Shire

Current Status: Determination

Interact with the stages for their names

  1. Prepare Mod Report
  2. Exhibition
  3. Collate Submissions
  4. Response to Submissions
  5. Assessment
  6. Recommendation
  7. Determination

Extension of Project Approval lapse date

Attachments & Resources

Application (2)

Cover Letter
Att. F Offline Form_ Former Part 3A SSI Modification Reque

Modification Application (7)

Application Letter-Hunter Gas Pipeline Lapse Date Extention
Attachment 1-Pipeline corridor as approved_SSI-25-Mod-1-Mo
Attachment 5-2018 Gas Statement Of Opportunities_SSI-25-Mo
Attachment 2-HGP Construction readiness 092018_SSI-25-Mod-
Attachment 6-High hopes for Galilee as gas begins to flow_
Attachment 4-Gas Pipeline Map_SSI-25-Mod-1-Modification Re
Attachment 3-Gas shortage looms as Victorian output falls_

Response to Submissions (1)

HGP response to submissions 271218 rev 0_SSI-25-Mod-1

Additional Information (4)

Major Pipeline Ownership
2019 Gas Statement Of Opportunities
HGP route
Pipeline corridor as approved

Determination (3)

Queensland-Hunter Gas Pipeline (MOD 1) - Assessment Report
MP 06_0286 MOD 1 - Notice of Modification
MP 06_0286 MOD 1 - Notice of Decision

Consolidated Approval (1)

MP 06_0286 MOD 1 - Consolidated Project Approval

Submissions

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Showing 41 - 60 of 194 submissions
Bruce McQueen
Object
Mt. Burrell , New South Wales
Message
The proponent of this gas pipeline should not be granted any extension to
it's existing approval. NSW Planning department must cancel this
approval when the original timeframe ends in February 2019.
In this world of accelerating climate change Australia must rapidly
move away from ALL fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy. A gas
pipeline is therefore not needed nor wanted by a majority of people in
this State nor this nation.
Let the approval lapse and stop the fossil fuel madness.
Anna Harpley
Object
Bullaburra , New South Wales
Message
Cropping lands, rivers and wetlands are far too valuable to risk or
damage from this gas pipeline when renewable energy should be our
focus and CSG should be banned because of its' harm to aquifers and
environment. The Hunter pipeline plan must be allowed to lapse.
Susan Bowman
Object
3565 Kyogle Road Mount Burrell , New South Wales
Message
I feel in my heart that this pipeline is unnecessary, and a five year
extension is neccesary to understand the implications of this project
to our coastline, marine life, and to let the people of Australia be
aware of the project and it's faults.
Name Withheld
Object
Lismore , New South Wales
Message
It is not only absurd, it is criminal, given that CSG and fracking
contribute considerably to atmospheric emissions and Climate Change,
that the NSW and Qld governments are proposing this gas pipeline.

China has developed nuclear fusion, which is emissions free and solves
all energy production problems.

Stop this project now for the future and present well being of our
arable country and our population.
Susan Bowman
Object
3565 Kyogle Road Mount Burrell , New South Wales
Message
I object to this modification
Peter Green
Object
Faulconbridge , New South Wales
Message
This company / project has had all the time that it needs, and it is not
above the law. To provide this ongoing renewal process makes a mockery
of legislation.

There are abundant environmental reasons for this project to be
abandoned. I am sure that other submissions will present the gamut of
this collateral damage. But the overarching rejection of this project
is that fossil fuels give a short term sugar hit, while farmland
provides for us for millenia. When is the big end of town, and their
servant politicians, going to understand that we are part of nature,
and attacks on nature are eventually attacks on ourselves. Simply, it
is not possible to undertake such a project in a benign fashion.

Technology and science move on. We are well aware of the need to leave
most fossil fuels in the ground unexploited, and the damage of
greenhouse generation becomes ever more obvious. While gas combustion
is better than, say, coal, it still causes harmful emissions. Some
people characterise gas as a transition fuel, from fossil fuels to
renewables, but too often this transmogrifies into a reason to defer
renewables penetration for as long as possible. And of course, as
ever, money and greed is behind this push, dressed up in a supposed
flood of jobs. It has been demonstrated that renewable provide far
more jobs than fossil fuels, with no exhaustion of the resource.

This project and its certain deleterious environmental effects, both
direct and indirect, needs to be held to account. And that means no
renewal of the approval. Our planning system is clearly broken, and
this renewal would further underline that failure.
D Williamson
Object
WAMBERAL , New South Wales
Message
I submit that the Mod 1 to the Queensland-Hunter gas pipeline proposal
should be disallowed. My reasons for this proposal is that the
pipeline passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline
(Santos Pty Ltd) is eager to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to
Queensland or Newcastle for export rather than for the allegedly
constrained domestic market.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.
The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time. New
ecological communities have been listed as endangered, National Parks
have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing towns have
grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon, and the
justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies. It is not
acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the deadline for
this consent by another five years.
Libby Brown
Object
Singleton , New South Wales
Message
I live in the Hunter Valley and I do not want this pipeline to be built.
I wish to protect the remaining ecological aspects of our great land,
and do not want projects such as this going ahead in any shape or form
Timothy Mullen
Object
Stoke-on-Trent ,
Message
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.

It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.
The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time. New
ecological communities have been listed as endangered, National Parks
have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing towns have
grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon, and the
justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies. It is not
acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the deadline for
this consent by another five years.
George Dionyssopoulos
Object
Frenchs Forest , New South Wales
Message
hello and thank you for your time.
I am sure that you know the many reasons that this approval should
lapse.
I agree with this paragraph below and could not have put it better
myself.

This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.

It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.
The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time. New
ecological communities have been listed as endangered, National Parks
have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing towns have
grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon, and the
justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies. It is not
acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the deadline for
this consent by another five years.

We as Australians need to REALLY start protecting our land and water
resources and this will be a good thing to do meaning to let this
lapse.

Farms grow food and we NEED good food, to feed our Australian Citizens
and also to have extra in order to feed those that need it in future.

Thank you and have a Merry Christmas.

Kind Regards
George Dionyssopoulos.
0416212096
Josephine Brown
Object
Brisbane , Queensland
Message
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.

It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.

It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains.

It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.

The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time.

But new ecological communities have been listed as endangered,
national parks have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing
towns have grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon,
therefore the justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies.

It is not acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the
deadline for this consent by another five years.
Patricia Grainger OA
Object
Port Melbourne , Victoria
Message
Although I am a Victorian, I have for some time been mindful of
developments in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia that
may endanger future Australian agricultural and tourism industries;
the environment - including our rapidly changing climate; and
especially future water resources.

I was pleased that this application was nearing its expiration, as the
pipeline and its rationale falls into all of those categories. More
particularly because this extensive area has in the meantime been
altered in many ways, I submit that this application should not be
extended.

Thank you sincerely,
Pat Grainger
Name Withheld
Object
Tathra , New South Wales
Message
I strongly oppose drilling for CSG and therefore object to approval for a
CSG pipeline nearly 900 kilometres long stretching from the Queensland
border down to Newcastle for another five years. CSG has been proven
to cause more earth quakes and poison water.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains.
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.
It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
They claim there are no changes to the environmental or amenity
impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time. New
ecological communities have been listed as endangered, National Parks
have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing towns have
grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon, and the
justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies. It is not
acceptable for the Department of Planning to simply extend the
deadline for this consent by another five years. Please request proper
research regarding the long-term impact on existing farmland, the
tourism industry, our environment, our, air, our water, our land, our
climate and endangered animal species.
Jonathan Peter
Object
Cannonvale , Queensland
Message
We strongly urge the Department NOT to extend or modify the CSG pipeline
proposal that is due to expire soon. This pipeline is proposed to go
through productive farmland south of Moree and the Liverpool Plains,
and the region has changed significantly in the last 10 years when the
original approvals were given.
Larger communities, new farming enterprises and more residents in the
area will all be impacted by this project in a negative way.
The economics of the project have changed, and the environmental
consequences, especially in terms of the Paris Agreement to reduce
fossil fuel emissions, make it an untenable and damaging proposal.
We urge you to wake up to this century, and act into protect
our environmental futures now. Reject this modification, and any
extension of the approvals
bronwen evans
Object
Vancouver ,
Message
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.

It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.
The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time. New
ecological communities have been listed as endangered, National Parks
have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing towns have
grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon, and the
justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies. It is not
acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the deadline for
this consent by another five years.
Name Withheld
Object
Rozelle , New South Wales
Message
I object to any modification of the Project Approval to provide an
extension of time to the existing time limit of the Project Approval
This pipeline would traverse ten local government areas crossing
several rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the
Queensland border and Newcastle
It would pass by the Pilliga and the company behind the pipeline is
eager to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or
Newcastle
It would pass through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It would cross the Namoi River five times and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago cutting through the wetlands
of Ash Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island
This environmental catastrophe can be prevented
Name Withheld
Object
Narara , New South Wales
Message
Please do not extend the approval beyond the February 2019 deadline. I
request this because there have been new environmental factors which
have become known, and other changes, and a completely new application
should be demanded with new environmental impact studies and
statements submitted.
The route of this pipeline would have devasting effects on some of the
sensitive areas it would traverse. The building of the pipeline has a
much wider corridor and impact than just the little pipeline space!

Thank you for considering this submission,. Kate Belfield
Kate Hore-Lacy
Object
Rockdale , New South Wales
Message
A pipeline through this land may adversely affect the farming land and
waterbodies that currently exist there.

This rich fertile land needs to be protected.
Wendy Ivanusec
Object
Noosaville , Queensland
Message
I am objecting on the following grounds:
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.

It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting through the
wetlands of Ash Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on
Kooragang Island.
Rick Cavicchioli
Object
Grays Point , New South Wales
Message
Let the approval for the pipeline lapse. The pipeline traverses ten local
government areas, crossing several rivers and beautiful farmland and
bushland between the Queensland border and Newcastle.

It passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the pipeline is eager
to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains
It crosses the Namoi River five times, and the Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth and Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island.
The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that happen over time. New
ecological communities have been listed as endangered, National Parks
have been extended, new towns have emerged and existing towns have
grown, new farming enterprises have been embarked upon, and the
justification for the project has dramatically changed.

The landscape through which this pipeline proposes to run has changed
over the last decade and with it, so has the impact this pipeline will
inflict on people, the environment and local economies. It is not
acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the deadline for
this consent by another five years.

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Project Details

Application Number
MP06_0286-Mod-1
Main Project
MP06_0286
Assessment Type
SSI Modifications
Development Type
Gas supply
Local Government Areas
Gunnedah Shire, Liverpool Plains Shire, Maitland City, Moree Plains Shire, Muswellbrook Shire, Narrabri Shire, Newcastle City, Port Stephens, Singleton Shire, Upper Hunter Shire
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Minister

Contact Planner

Name
Mandana Mazaheri