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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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Graham Jones
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.
Linda Newton
Object
Ultimo , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposed Hunter CSG pipeline and think the approval
should be allowed to lapse. If we've learned anything in the last 10
years, it's that CSG is not the answer to our energy needs. It has the
potential to damage the environment and the health of humans and
animals. The pipeline would pass through farmlands that supply us with
food. You can't eat coal, you can't grow food on contaminated land and
you can't drink polluted water. When will we learn that there are
better alternatives to CSG and coal.

The pipeline should not be allowed to proceed.
Jesper Hansen
Object
Capel Sound , Victoria
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.
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.
Sylvia Cooper
Object
Surfers Paradise , 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.
Simon Clough
Object
Lismore , New South Wales
Message
I'm totally opposed to the 5 year extension of this pipeline. It will
greatly increase the sense of uncertainty for the numerous landholders
it will adversely affect, including their decisions about planting and
harvesting.

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.
Nicole Hunter
Object
Coonabarabran , New South Wales
Message
I am a land owner in the Warrunbungle Shire, opposing the destructive
Coal Seam Gas industry. I have chosen to move from the city to rural
NSW, invest my money and raise my children here. I will not sacrafise
my family and future on the land for this destructive industry. This
pipeline passes by the Pilliga, neighbouring my land and the company
behind the pipeline is eager to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga
to Queensland or Newcastle. We will stop this horrid industry as will
the economic and climatic reasoning.
Name Withheld
Object
Bondi , New South Wales
Message
I am deeply concerned about the likelyhood of this pipeline traversing a
huge amount of land including pristine forests, farmland, rivers and
newly erected communities that would all be potentially negatively
affected by an CSG pipeline. cSG must not be even mined in the first
place as it destroys farmland and rivers and the water table making
future living in that area highly toxic. I have a friend who's farm
has been in their family for generations and now it is ruined by CSG
exploration and they have to sell as their animals relied on the boat
water and that's now too polluted and the family can't live any longer
in the polluted farm. Suicide has been a consideration for the owners
who's lives are ruined
Bernard RAMSEY
Object
Lismore , New South Wales
Message
After living in the Namoi Valley area for many years I know how important
this food bowl is to the whole of Australia. Any pipe line would have
a negative effect on many aspects of the environment with the risk of
damage just being unacceptable and for the sake of our children's
future must be stopped.
The short term financial gain is not justification for a long term
impact to people, the landscape and the environment
Kath Leahy
Object
Cooks Hill , New South Wales
Message
I am lodging this protest against the Queensland-Hunter Pipeline for a
number of reasons some of which are listed below:
1) The mining of CSG gas is itself risky and threatens water supplies.
2) Coal seam gas will contribute to global warming.
3) The pipeline passes by the precious Pilliga.
4) It also passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on
the Liverpool Plains.
5) 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.
6)The Hunter Valley has already had its rivers and landscapes degraded
and this project threatens to endanger other farming and tourism
economies.
7) 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.

8) 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
warren , New South Wales
Message
I can not believe the government is STILL not listening to the people the
objections are overwhelming No short term gain is worth the
devastation of our land and water
Mal Anderson
Object
Coffs Harbour , New South Wales
Message
Qld- Hunter Gas Line. It's about time it was dropped. We just don't need
any more pollution or environmental destruction from gas.
Noel Evans
Object
BANORA POINT , New South Wales
Message
This pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing several
rivers and beautiful farmland and bush-land between the Queensland
border and Newcastle.

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
Myocum , New South Wales
Message
Please do not allow the proposed Coal Seam Gas pipeline to travel 900 km
across our precious country.
CSG pipes leak quite frequently if you research it and australia's
water supply is too important to be damaged in this way.
Judy Hockey
Object
Bathurst , New South Wales
Message
No no no.
Name Withheld
Object
Cue , Western Australia
Message
I object to the five year extension for the ten year deadline, in which
to begin the construction of the 900km gas pipeline.

The vast area of land, over which the gas pipeline will run has
changed a lot in the last decade. New towns where built, existing
towns grew, Natural Parks got extended, and new ecological communities
have been listed endangered. The farming and agricultural use of the
land has changed also, and with all of these changes the environmental
impact as well as the impact on local economies and people has changed
drastically.

Therefore I believe that it is not acceptable for the Department of
Planning to extend the consent, given a decade ago, for another five
years.
Name Withheld
Object
East Lismore , New South Wales
Message
I'm objecting to the proposal to extend any time frame for the approval
to construct the Hunter Gas Pipeline.

The reasons for my objection are quite varied and when viewed in a
holistic context I feel a great depth of concern that the project may
still go ahead, despite the 10 year time frame for construction being
now close to expiration.

I personally feel that there will be continued opposition to this
project which will increase in conjunction with the general publics
desire for a strong government focus on renewable energy. Australians
are watching other countries in the world move strongly into renewable
energy & many large & prominent corporations are continuing to divest
themselves of outmoded 20th century mining practices which are in many
circumstances not achieving economically as well as the renewable
sector.

At the same time there seems to be raised awareness & concerns in
general about the environmental damage being sustained to Australia's
natural river & nature systems & habitats of the creatures and plants
that are now more than ever rapidly becoming endangered & extinct. The
mining, land development & construction practices that are
exacerbating this imbalance don't appear to be monitored in a "big
picture" context. The Hunter pipeline looks to be incredibly damaging
on its own and quite catastrophic when seen as another piece of the
jigsaw of the tens of thousands of insensitive developments going on
across Australia.

With the public and the science sector now expressing more often very
grave concerns about the increasing environment & global warming/
extreme weather event issues we now face on a more regular
basis.....then the impact becomes political as we look for those we
trust in positions of power to make better decisions about how all
this development will impact on our health , our environment , the
ability of farmers to provide food & the economic value to the
community where development takes place.
Not enough emphasis seems to be put on the LONG TERM effects of mining
developments.
Not enough thought seems to go into economic, human & environmental
health being considered as equally important when decisions of this
type are being considered.

I for one am frustrated with the seeming inability of govt.
departments to structure their decision making processes in a more
holistic manner & making common sense decisions that reflect
consideration & value for the health & wellbeing of all Australians &
our incredibly unique flora & fauna, much of which is now spiraling
into rapid decline.

It would seem to me that the logistics of the Hunter pipeline are
onerous on 10 different councils & communities. It also appears that
there is no long term viability for this type of infrastructure when
it seems most people now want infrastructure to be implemented for the
purpose of long term renewable energy development - not for outmoded
20th century mining development practices that are now regularly
linked to high proportions of ill health, land destruction and sheer
wastefulness of public money to cover the associated costs of damage
to health & well being, lost income, depreciation of land values, land
destruction (causing loss of unique & often endangered flora & fauna &
breeding & habitats to maintain what does exist in the area) & legal
issues from the general public. Often we hear the companies involved
are recklessly trashing the environment & not regenerating or showing
care for any other aspect of their project than the accrual of
extensive wealth that goes out of the country & into the pockets of
the few - never do we see long term healthy economic benefits to the
majority of Australians struggling to keep afloat or to the land that
struggles to sustain our growing population.
The Hunter pipeline project has no criteria or obligation to provide
any health or economic benefit to the land, people,water or cultural
value of Australia.....it is merely one of many thousands of
developments that seeks to deliberately desecrate livelihoods, land &
wellbeing of communities in the sole pursuit of profits that benefit
very few. I certainly believe it has no valid place in a long term
healthy future projection for the country & particularly so for the
communities directly affected.

Kind regards
Joanne Campbell
Rob Dexter
Object
Mount Lawley , Western Australia
Message
The Hunter gas pipeline was approved ten years ago when circumstances
were far different than they are now.

Fossil fuels in general should be, and are being, phased out worldwide
as renewable and sustainable sources of energy are already
competitive, if not cheaper and are far more environmentally
beneficial.

I urge you to refuse to approve the extension and to also deny any new
proposals for the Hunter gas pipeline.

Thank you for your time,
Tricia Fortier
Object
Lisarow , New South Wales
Message
I want to implore NSW Government not allow modification of the CSG
pipeline application and refuse the extension. The plan for this
pipeline will traverse across rivers the Liverpool Plains and farmland
and be a huge environmental impact on the local Community, farms,
water ways and wildlife.
Name Withheld
Object
Woolgoolga , New South Wales
Message
I am against this extension. Let this application lapse. Global warming
will increase if this CSG pipeline goes ahead!

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.
Kfir Pronkhorst
Object
Gillen , Northern Territory
Message
In a world where renuable energy is on the rise and damand for
convensional energy is declining..
In a world where natural resources, agriculture and wildilfe is on the
verge of extinction primarily due to pollution caused by humans..
In a country that claims to be advanced and modern...
An idea to cause such a big and iriversable damage to land, wildlife,
nature and people is just absurd!
Myself and my surrounding family are against the decision to extend
the time limit of such project.
Please do not allow gas companies to ruin this magnificent continent.

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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