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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 101 - 120 of 194 submissions
Name Withheld
Object
Manly , New South Wales
Message
I am totally against such short-sighted developments. We should
absolutely not be investing in gas pipelines, when it is clear that
the world needs to transition rapidly away from fossil fuel use and
carbon dioxide generation. We must invest instead in any sustainable
options.
Jacqueline Franklin
Object
Maclean , New South Wales
Message
To whom it may concern

I am extremely concerned the impacts this proposed pipeline may incur.
it will be crossing the Namoi river five times and Hunter River on the
outskirts of Aberdeen, Morpeth & Tomago, cutting the wetlands of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on Kooragang Island also
affecting cropping lands South of Moree and the Liverpool plains,
passing the Pilliga, it appears, already NSW appears to have over
exceeded mass deforestation removing much of our wild life habitat
existence.
Please address our concerns by putting this project permanently on
hold to protect what environment we have for future generations. I
worry about the impacts this will create for people, climate change,
emissions not reduced for the high end of town uncaring profiteers and
not common sense tha wet do have the right mix of clean sustainable
energ to sustain this Nation.
Kathryn Dolphin
Object
Pilliga , New South Wales
Message
The gas pipe line proposal must not be allowed to extend longer than the
original all 10 years because the current situation on many levels is
vastly different than when it was proposed 10 years ago. It would be
irresponsible me to grant them an extra 5 years without considering
all these factors like land use, climate change and the dangers of
unconventional gas extraction that have co.e to light since the
pipeline e was proposed 10 years ago. Please lead responsibly and do
your job in a way your grandchildren will be proud of. Thankyou
Kathryn Dolphin
Dita Škalič
Object
None ,
Message
Hunter pipeline would endanger many precious resources and ecological
communities as well as deface beautiful land that means much to people
and other living beings. Since consent for it was first given,
circumstances have changed significantly so the pipeline would now be
even more harmful than ten years ago. Therefore, consent should not be
extended.
daniel endicott
Object
islington , New South Wales
Message
stop this CSG pipeline in its tracks by making a submission objecting to
the modification.
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.
Alex Mateer
Object
glen davis , New South Wales
Message
I believe that there have been changes in Australia since this pipeline
was initially approved. The availability and reduced price of
renewables has changed everything. While our government is still
debating climate change, the people are voting with their feet and
installing solar. Most of the large companies are moving away from
coal and gas and into renewables. in addition people are valuing our
good agricultural country more and more - this is our future for
Australia. This pipeline should not be approved - it has an
environmental cost which is not acceptable. The fact that it hasn't
been constructed already shows that the economic benefits are
marginal.
Joseph Pellone
Object
Newport , Victoria
Message
Stop the Hunter CSG pipeline. 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.
chris clarke
Object
Nowra , New South Wales
Message
Knowing that climate change is accelerating, it is difficult to see that
the proposed extension can be permitted. It would be for csg, which is
toxic, and produced in an environmentally unfriendly way (as proven in
the Tara Qld region.
As a Knitting Nana, I have been to the Pilliga and seen the
destruction already caused. I have seen the impact on the 'dark sky'
telescopes nearby.
We need the NSW govt to show that it cares positively for the
environment, the agricultural producers and the regional communities
which would be negatively affected if this pipeline would possibly be
allowed following an extension.
Name Withheld
Object
Eastwood , New South Wales
Message
When are we going to stop allowing the wrecking of this lovely country by
companies that are hell bent on making profits and taking the money
out of the country?
We don't need more gas fields or gas pipelines.
We don't need the potential earthquakes that fracking can cause as
proven by overseas experience.
What we do need is WATER pipelines to drought proof this great
country.
Kenneth Stewart
Object
PO Box 6098, Kangaroo Valley, N+ , New South Wales
Message
Coal-Seam gas extraction is a system fraught with inherent environmental
problems. Until a 100% save and clean method of extraction can be
devised, no further Coal-Seam gas expansion should be authorized. This
includes the construction of the Hunter CSG Pipeline.
Libby Laird
Object
Maules creek , New South Wales
Message
Dear DPE
I object to this request to change the Eld-Hunter Gas pipeline (Mod 1)
approval to extend the life of this approval. Community people and
economies need to have natural justice- the anxiety and uncertainty
created by this extension is unacceptable. As I am aware the Hunter
gas pipeline was approved ten years ago and given a ten year deadline
to begin construction or the approval would lapse.

It is the case that the ten year deadline for the Hunter gas pipeline
is February 2019. This impacts 10 community and local govt areas. The
opinion in the Mod 1 that there are no changes to the environmental or
amenity impacts disregard both government and community changes that
have occurred in this areas since this first approval. New Endangered
ecological communities have been listed and small businesses have been
securing their farms and environment. Our climate is breaking down-
acknowledged within NSW, Australia and internationally.
We cannot live without a functioning environment or community- we can
live without a gas pipeline. I object to this Mod 1 imposing its
values and development across our landscape and It request that the
DPE find that it is not acceptable for the Department of Planning to
extend the deadline for this consent by another five years. Thank you
for the opportunity to object.
Name Withheld
Object
Kingsfrod , New South Wales
Message
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.

These lapse deadlines are crucial protections against the interminable
anxiety and uncertainty of major resource projects that hang over
land, communities and local economies.

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.
Sarah McLoughlin
Object
CASTLE HILL , New South Wales
Message
Gas prices have made this pipeline uneconomical to date and the
application is made merely in hopes the gas prices rise again HOWEVER
The polluting potential of such a long pipeline has always been an
argument against allowing the project in the first place.
The people impacted by the construction and fumes are against the
pipeline going past their farms and homes and should not have their
anxiety prolonged for a project that is likely never to me more than
marginally viable.
Any advantage of Gas over Coal when burned is negated when methane is
released through leaks without being burned.
Jack Claff
Object
Clunes , New South Wales
Message
I wish to object to the proposal to extend the deadline for building the
Queensland-Hunter Gas Pipeline. The company has had 10 years to build
a pipeline for which it has no social licence. The people in the ten
local government areas through which the pipeline is set to run have
made it clear that they don't want a pipeline through their area.
The pipeline route also crosses rivers and creeks multiple times. The
environmental cost of a pipeline breach should be enough to shut the
project down.
Finally, the land use and settlement patterns have changed since the
original environmental impact statement which is well out of step with
the current reality.
All in all, the deadline should stay where it is and the
ill-considered project should be considered dead.
Name Withheld
Object
Stanthorpe , Queensland
Message
The construction of the pipeline will incur considerable environmental
damage and potentially allow ingress of weed species. There will be a
risk of damage to the pipeline during flood events or other natural
disasters.
If extensions are granted after ten years, then it becomes pointless
having any time limit on the proposal and public input is meaningless.
Since the world is rapidly moving to renewables, a future gas industry
will not be needed.
Name Withheld
Object
Roleystone , Western Australia
Message
I am deeply concerned about this project.
I have looked at the various regions this pipeline would be impacting
and l see that not only will it be passing through rich and important
cropping lands, it will also be crossing the Namoi River several times
, the Hunter River and cutting through the important wetlands of Ash
Island.
I also understand, that the proposed pipe line passes by the Pilliga
and that the company behind the pipeline, is eager to transport CSG
drilled from the Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
We are at a very pivotal moment in our evolution on this planet and it
is vitally important that we do not allow companies to push through
projects that put our country in jeopardy of even more environmental
stress.
We already know that our water is under threat due to poor decision
making in the past and without water and due diligence towards our
environmental impacts, we are setting ourselves up for a very
difficult future.
Money can no longer be allowed to speak louder than the health of our
land, our air, our water and the wellbeing of our future generations..
Andreas Dalman
Object
Earlwood , New South Wales
Message
It is not appropriate to simply extend the deadline for the
Queensland-Hunter pipeline.
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.
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.
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.
It is not acceptable for the Department of Planning to extend the
deadline for this consent by another five years.

Community sentiment in Australia, including in QLD and NSW, has
changed since the original approval was given for this pipeline. The
overwhelming majority of Australians do not want CSG due to it's high
environmental risks. The appetite is strong for a rapid and total
transition away from all fossil fuels as detailed by the IPCC 1.5
report released recently.
Ref: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/
This report is from rigorously scientific sources and published by a
globally trusted body which has been typically quite conservative in
its recommendations on climate action. It is definitive in
recommending a total move away from fossil fuels to net zero emissions
in the next decade if humanity is to avoid catastrophic climate
change.
No amount of financial gain is worth sacrificing the only habitable
place humanity has in the universe.

In the next decades, in addition to decarbonisation, clean water will
become increasingly important and scarce in Australia. Food supply for
a larger global community will become more challenging as well.
CSG mining and pipelines carrying gas and other toxic fossil fuels
pose serious risks to water and land fertility affecting food
production capabilities.
The pipeline in question 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.
A pipeline failure at or near any of these points would become an
environmental disaster and would threaten water supplies for human
consumption directly and indirectly (crop irrigation).
The proposed pipeline passes through rich cropping lands south of
Moree and on the Liverpool Plains which are essential in food
production for a large proportion of the Australian population. We
cannot afford to risk these fertile lands in any way. A gas pipeline
near or in these areas is a very bad idea and, as someone who cares
deeply for Australia's future including the continuing health of the
ecosystems supporting our precious species' of fauna and flora who
rely on them and have no voice, I am compelled to signal my opposition
as loudly as possible on their behalf.
Henry Schneebeli
Object
Moree , New South Wales
Message
In 2008 I signed an Land survey entry agreement, as I tried to be
helpful. Then I found out that the pipeline was crisscrossing the
stock route, because the state government did not want the pipeline on
their land. I did not really want it on my land either, so I wrote to
Hunter Gas, that I wold not cooperate in the future.
In the meantime things have changed a lot. I put a big sign against
CSG along the Newell Highway, because we are responsible for the
future we create for our grandchildren. With no-one speaking up
against the overpopulation of this planet, their future is bleak and
degrading farmland is the dumbest thing we can do.
jepke goudsmit
Object
Coogee , 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.
Kerrieann Tivey
Object
Nerang , 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. 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