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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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Name Withheld
Object
Beldon , Western Australia
Message
Dear Sirs and Madams,

I wish to OBJECT (strenuously) to any extension for the construction
of a gas pipeline through or from the NSW PIllaga region.

Although I live in WA, I grew up in NSW and understand how valuable
the Pillaga ecosystems are, and how valuable a clean, healthy
environment is to NSs and Australia as a whole.

My easing for objecting are thus:
1. The company seeking an extension has already had a decade to get
going. Clearly they're not serious about constructing a pipeline and
simply want to sell the entitlement to do so.

2. The local Pillaga community don't want any CSG development, and
neither do the Australian community as a whole. Notwithstanding, a
company that can't even manage a 10 year time limit shouldn't be given
any further consideration at all.

3. There are very important river systems threaded through the
pipeline proposal that cannot afford to be put at any risk,
whatsoever. Blind Freddy can see that our current drought demonstrates
that a clean water supply is the lifeblood of rural area, and more
important than any other consideration - our people, communities,
farmers, fauna and flora all depend upon it, and everything dies
without it.

4.How can the company seeking this extension even suggest that there
are no environmental risks associated with this proposal? Such a claim
simply offends logic.

5. The communities affected by this proposal have already endured a
decade of uncertainty and stress, and have lacked the opportunity to
proceed with their lives, unable to do any forward planning or invest
in their futures.
Any consideration to extending this proposal is grossly unfair to them
- they've served their sentence.

6. Looking at the larger picture, we simply don't need or want CSG in
Australia. Our energy needs are abundant and there are plenty of other
options available which do not come with an overwhelming risk to the
health of our valuable farming land, wetlands, biodiversity and rural
communities.
THER IS SIMPLY NO NEED FOR THIS PROJECT TO PROCEED (EVER!), AND THE
COMPANY CONCERNED SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR PUTTING PILLAGA
RESIDENTS THROUGH ADDITIONAL STRESS.

Please do not reward this company's inaction, ineptitude,
insensitivity and lack of integrity.

Please decline this request.
Name Withheld
Object
Palmerston , Australian Capital Territory
Message
The period in which the Hunter gas pipeline was given for construction to
commence is about to expire and I strongly object to any modification
of the application.

The company claims that there have been no changes to the environment
or amenity impacts but changes happen over time such as new ecological
communities listed as endangered, National Parks extended, new towns
spring up and existing towns grow, new farming enterprises develop.
even justification for the pipeline have changed.

There are valuable natural assets which would suffer if this pipeline
were to go ahead. Assets such as rich crop lands south of Moree and
the Liverpool Plains. The pipeline would cross the Namoi River five
times and the Hunter River on the outskirts of Aberdeeen, Morpeth and
Tomago cutting the wetlands of Ash Island.

So it is just not acceptableto extend the deadline efor this consent
by another five years.

Patricia Spaul.
Terry Holdom
Object
Bolwarra , New South Wales
Message
No pipeline
No destruction
No Lies
No big company pressure
Yes environment
Yes people consideration
Yes complete transparency
Yes complete accountability
Peter St Clair-Baker
Object
Prevelly , Western Australia
Message
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle, and it passes by the Pilliga.
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
Five times it crosses the Namoi River , 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.

This includes the need for us to rapidly transition away from fossil
fuels.

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.
Paul Payten
Object
Bermagui , New South Wales
Message
Firstly and foremost, our climate and environment are changing rapidly.
Nothing can be genuinely predicted or assurances made regarding
unknown risks that could develop.

For example, the responsible company claims there are no changes to
the environmental or amenity impacts, yet 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 will continue to do so, in part due to the
impact this pipeline will have on the environment. It has been
established that it is not possible to totally guard against
environmental damage through release of untreated production water at
the surface; damage to, and contamination of underground aquifers by
hydraulic fracturing; damage to wildlife habitat in sensitive areas.

Further negative impacts are: a voracious demand for water, especially
groundwater, treatment and disposal of contaminated waste water,
disturbance and fragmentation of land surface, increased seismic
activity, contamination from drilling.

Along with environmental changes, populations and local economies
change in direct relation to each other, often. Claims may be made
regarding employment opportunities, yet other natural factors are
relevant and also impactful.

Indeed, overseas, health concerns have prompted a ban on shale gas
mining in France and moratoria in parts of the US and South Africa.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has begun a comprehensive study
to investigate the potential adverse impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

It is not acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the
deadline for this consent by another five years. The public in
general, locally and in other regions across Australia, have refused
to give it's impremateur to such development and it is not the place
of elected members in government to ignore this reality.

CSG globally is rejected as a valid source of renewable energy and to
allow this project is to ignore the scientific information and an
educated public opinion.

Reliable sources of renewable energy is available for less investment
than CSG operations and they create as many if not more employment.

From the academic, health and educated public's perspective, no
argument put forward by the corporations proposing this or any other
fracking and CSG mining adds up to a sensible, sound or desirable case
for this pipeline and its sourcing of CSG.
Name Withheld
Object
North West Slopes , New South Wales
Message
Fossil fuel emissions are destroying the world as we have known it.
Climate extremes are upon us. Bigger fires, bigger floods, bigger
droughts.

This touted Queensland-Hunter FOSSIL FUEL CARRYING pipeline in
question here traverses several rivers and beautiful farmland and
bushland between the Queensland border and Newcastle.
These existing farmland & nature reserves WILL serve this country
abundantly for Millennia UNLESS interfered with for a short term grab
at supporting a planet ruining, uneconomic & antiquated energy
platform.

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.

When will Govt. stop developing new coal & gas leases ?
It should be stopping coal & gas mining NOW.

85%+ of voters do not want any further destruction of farmland &
natural habitat for the short term wealth of coal miners.
These same voters want the State to put its efforts behind developing
renewable energy. It can be done. The tech is available for immediate
action.
It is the will of Government that must change ! The ordinary man/woman
in the street has spoken !

Numerous studies by reputable organisations have shown that "renewable
energy" is where the REAL JOBS lie.
Only ignorance and corruption in Government would see a fossil fuel
supply path pursued.

We should be honourable stewards of the environment/earth that we
bequeath to our progeny. It is 'ours' but for a short time. What
perverted self-interest would allow Government decision makers to
consider leaving our children in a worse situation than ourselves ?

The company behind the 'pipeline' 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 existing consent by another five years.
Name Withheld
Object
Cambridge Gardens , New South Wales
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.
Kay Schieren
Object
W Tree , Victoria
Message
Please stop planning, approving and implementing projects which will
hasten the destruction of our life support system. Money is not a
resource - it is a usually misused power tool that must be kept out of
the hands of those planning to harm, whether intentionally or not -
and one way of doing that is by not approving more destructive
projects. It is your duty as a body of human beings , and punished as
an act of treason, etc.in a position of authority to act to protect
the public from destructive vested interests. Failing to do so should
be a crime against humanity.
Fiona Sim
Object
Running Stream , New South Wales
Message
Objection to Modification 1 of the Queensland-Hunter gas pipeline

I strongly object to the proposed extension of five years to the
existing time limit of the project approval for this proposed
pipeline. The 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 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
Lismore , New South Wales
Message
I am stating my objection to the proposed extension of this terrible
pipeline. This approval MUST LAPSE !!!

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
Goolmangar , New South Wales
Message
I object to the extension of the deadline for this consent by another
five years or any length of time.
Over the last decade the landscape through which this pipeline
proposes to run has changed and with it, so has the impact this
pipeline will inflict on people, the environment and local economies.
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.
Leonard Collett
Object
Rangewood , Queensland
Message
We do not need any coal seam gas at all. It just destroys all the local
water and country and the people living close buy.
Name Withheld
Object
MIRANDA , New South Wales
Message
The Queensland-Hunter Gas Pipeline proposal must be allowed to expire.
The area through which this project proposes to go through has changed
over the last 10 years.
The company claims there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts, but that ignores changes that naturally happen over
the 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 started.
The impact this pipeline will inflict on people, communities,
environment and local economies is unknown and cannot be assumed on.
Due to these reasons Department of Planning must not be extending the
deadline for this consent.
Alexandra Seddon
Object
near Pambula , New South Wales
Message
Please let it lapse.
Jim Richardson
Object
Inverloch , Victoria
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.
Sarah Mills
Object
Leura , New South Wales
Message
I oppose the gas lines on the following grounds:

CSG is a polluting and earthquake triggering form of mining that is
poorly monitored by regulators.

The Pilliga is an area containing crucial aquifers.

To encourage this is pure environmental vandalism and any minister
that supports it should be personally sued and jailed.
Sarah Mills
Object
Leura , New South Wales
Message
CSG is polluting and causes earthquakes.

The Pilliga contains critical aquifers - to encourage CSG mining in
this area is environmental vandalism of the highest order.

I believe politicians who encourage this should be sued and jailed -
retrospectively if needs be.
Nicole McGregor
Object
Stroud , New South Wales
Message
We don't need a pipeline.

Methane gas does not have to be dug up out of the ground from fossils.
Humans make methane when they do a number 2, this waste is waste and
can be reused for gas e.g. Oslo buses run on methane. We are in and
out droughts we need to be smarter not lazy. Solar farms need to be
set up not CSG pipelines. Wouldn't it be great if the pipeline fails
and there's a huge fire - great burning kilometres of farm and grazing
land, destroying habitats. Sewerage ends up in the waterways e.g.
Parramatta river. But if you're smart and reuse it it doesn't. We need
to start investing in the future not in the past.
Charlotte Davis
Object
Nowra , New South Wales
Message
To Whom It May Concern;
I am writing to make a submission against the Hunter CSG Pipeline, for
the following reasons:

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
Rye , Victoria
Message
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