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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 141 - 160 of 194 submissions
Ifeanna Tooth
Object
Redfern , New South Wales
Message
I object to this proposal to extend the approval of the project to build
a Queensland-Hunter gas pipeline as a new and updated approval process
is essential to ensure the safety and protection of new agricultural,
community and environmental values which have been developed and
discovered over the last 10 years. There are new and significant
amenity and environment impacts which need to now be considered and
evaluated.
Elizabeth Griffiths
Object
Telarah , New South Wales
Message
I would like to object to any possibility that the start of work on the
Hunter gas pipeline might be extended. This pipeline is the thin edge
of the wedge to fracing the Hunter to death (as if the open cut mines
are not enough!).
CSG in itself is not the issue - it is the nasty practise of fracing
which - as we all know - involves pumping carcinogenic chemicals into
the ground in a country where 98% of our water is under ground.
This pipeline in itself is unacceptable given that it passes through
some of our richest cropping lands south of Moree and on the Liverpool
Plains. But it also paves the way for the start of a much larger
environmental issue.
We need to wisen up about this nonsense and stop feeding the coffers
of an industry that is now out of control and which seems to run our
governments at ALL levels.
While the company responsible for this blight claims there are no
changes to the environmental or amenity impacts, it ignores changes
that happen over time. Has it taken into account any changes or
extensions to National Parks, any new farming enterprises (especially
small scale farming), has it taken into account any new towns or the
growth of existing towns have grown?
Bill Newell
Object
Narrabri , New South Wales
Message
There will be no further CSG mined in the Pilliga. A pipeline will not be
required.
Margaret Gissing
Object
Riverwood , New South Wales
Message
I totally object to this pipeline going ahead. It will traverse rich
farmlands, which we, in Australia, desperately need for our whole
community. It crosses rivers, which are our lifeline, and it passes
through wetlands on the Huner River. All of these areas are in enough
crisis with our drought conditions, without the very real threat of
pollution from any gas pipelines as well. It is unacceptable to extend
the option for another five years for this pipeline.which will impact
on local communities and the environment.
Name Withheld
Object
Kendall , New South Wales
Message
I object vehemently to the proposed Hunter Pipeline as it will adversely
impact on many Australian species of flora and fauna that rely on the
water courses that the intended pipeline run across two major rivers
and effectively blocking wildlife access to the wetland areas of Ash
Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River (which the proposed
pipeline crosses no less than 5 times). The pipeline running through
fertile farming land is also of very great concern to me.
What is of the greatest concern for me is that of the environment, we
as a nation are not reducing our carbon footprint when we allow these
types of decisions to go ahead. We should be denying the proposed
pipeline it should be obsolete in todays' world that wants, demands
renewable energy sources that do not destroy the environment - not
gas, not coal. Please do not extend the deadline of consent.
Meg Leathart
Object
Coonabarabran , New South Wales
Message
This company, due to its delays, has left many communities along the
proposed route living with uncertainty for 10 years. This is now a
flawed process and should be reviewed in total.

This project was flagged 10 years ago and since then many things have
changed. The environments it passes through have changed which should
mean that the project needs a totally new environmental impact
statement.

I live close to the Pilliga and continually see it being carved up by
mining companies. At present the Pilliga is being fragmented by
Santos' exploratory CSG wells and pipelines, Whitehaven's underground
mine which is having just as big an impact on the surface of the
forest, a proposed inland railway and now this pipeline. The Pilliga
is the only large intact area of western woodland remaining in NSW.
This is the state in which there are close to 1000 species at risk of
extinction. This pipeline will add to the risks these species face.

The justification for this project has also changed. We have 10 years
less to curb global warming than when this pipeline was first
proposed. The future cannot handle more mining and burning of fossil
fuels. Methane leaks all the way along its journey from well to end
use point. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Gas is not a clean fuel
and we should be doing all we can to move our society quickly to a
renewable energy future. This project is not contributing to a
sustainable future for the state, the nation or the globe.
Caroline Goosen
Object
Lapstone , New South Wales
Message
I am submitting my rejection of this proposed pipeline as it 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.

It is high time governments protected our environment for the
well-being of future generations. I have grandchildren and I fear for
the environment that will be left to them in 10, 20,30 and more years'
time. It is essential that we now care for environmental and
population health.
Name Withheld
Object
TAREE , New South Wales
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
Richard Grant
Object
Paterson , New South Wales
Message
To The Department of Planning and Environment,
I wish to lodge my full and deepest objection to the Hunter-Gas
Pipeline project and the extension to the approval deadline.

This pipeline will intersect many rivers and streams. Already our
water is being poisoned by methane and other gasses released by the
process of coal seam gas fracking, we do not need the added risk of
transporting gas hundreds of kilometers through streams, rivers and
under ground aquifers, especially in areas like Muswellbrook, that
have shown seismic activity recently.

The Australian Government is supposed to be leading Australia and its
peoples into a renewable future, this project will destroy the natural
environment, invade peoples land, destroy water, crops and people's
livelihoods and is not in the best interests of the planets
inhabitants. This project will leave a handful of men very wealthy and
the rest of us hungry and thirsty.

For the Government to have approved this project in the first place is
a failure of good governance, to extend its approval, now knowing what
we do about climate change and the battles for survival we will soon
face, is an absolute disgrace.

I call on the Government to do the right thing by all Australians and
reject this proposal. We have so many other renewable sources of
energy in this country we do not need to do this.
Kerry Brady
Object
Carina , 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 through the
wetlands of Ash Island to the North Arm of the Hunter River on
Kooragang Island.

The approval should be allowed to lapse.
Rowena Macrae
Object
Coonamble , New South Wales
Message
The Hunter gas pipeline was approved ten years ago and given a ten year
deadline to begin construction or the approval would lapse.
If within this 10 years the pipeline company could not or would not
begin construction it should lapse as initially outlined to them. This
is not a surprise - the lapse in approval would mean the approvals
process would need to commence again - which would give people the
chance to comment on the proposal with 10 years worth of knowledge and
environmental impacts in mind.
Projects such as these should not hang over land, communities and
local economies without a reasonable deadline - 10 years is VERY
reasonable and no further extensions should be granted.
As mentioned if there has been no movements on construction of this
project in that time frame - it should therefore end within the
original time frame NO QUESTION.
susan baker
Object
gilgandra , New South Wales
Message
The public consultation for this pipeline has been disgraceful. When was
this issued in the port stephens paper? i have been told no one has
read this or been kept in formed. The NSW government has been out of
touch with the people who need to know this information. Stop the pipe
line. disgraceful.
Myjenta Winter
Object
Atherton , Queensland
Message
I strongly object to the construction of the Hunter CSG pipeline. Please
note the company has not done any environmental assessment or impact,
they are driven by profit making. The pipeline and fracking is not
safe and will create an environmental disaster. It will pollute prime
farming land and destroy the water table and our river systems. When
disasters occur or the mining company purposely pollute the areas that
they mining or have their pipelines in, they leave their mess for the
Australia citizens to have to live with. Gas is extremely dangerous
once it ignites it cannot be put out. Australians want safe and
environmental friendly energy sources such as solar & wind. The gas
pipeline and fracking only serves the gas companies monetary desires.
The proposed pipeline will be a national disaster and will destroy the
environment and the health of people not only in the communities that
are affected but even those beyond, destroying farming land and water
sources.
george mercier
Object
nsw-qld , New South Wales
Message
the pipeline would be a risk to the environment and involves poisonous
fossil fuels
Susan Ambler
Object
Katoomba , New South Wales
Message
I object to this last minute attempt to keep this dangerous and
unnecessary pipeline a reality. The work has not been done by the
approved timeline so the approval should lapse. This pipeline would
endanger farmland, bushland and river systems. The surrounding
environment has changed in the ten years since approval was first
granted and at the very least a whole new approval process should be
undertaken to acknowledge these changes. Thank you.
Name Withheld
Object
53 railway rd Quakers hill , New South Wales
Message
Why prostitue Australias resources to China and beyond. WOuld you
prostitue your grandmothers sovereignty? NO. I thought not. Leave CSG
underground. It's dirty, dangerous and a last desperate grab at energy
which we don't need right now. There has to be other alternatives,
(why not nuclear?) We have uranium right? Australia is a dry and arid
continent and will only get drier due to ecological changes in the
environment, imagine these exposed pipelines and gas wells during
heatwaves and rapid fire extensions throughout bushland. It's just
dangerous and hazardous. The idiots will say just clear the bushland
with so many hundreds of meters from these gas points, that's just
more SACRED flora and fauna lost to greedy dirty gas to china which
our planners and governments have flittered away cheaply for the
chance to buy useless rubbish from foreign shores. There just has to
be another way? Surely there's ways to reduce the amount of energy
that businesses and residents consume, look at education and
incentives for using less heating and cooling. We just seem to waste
so much energy doing things that don't need to be heated or cooked or
cooled. Conservation on so many fronts needs to be paramount. Most
importantly conservation of our wild flora and fauna, conservation of
our resources for the future of Australia. There might come a time
when we really need to have this energy in our pocket. Look at
conserving our dignity, we are a proud nation that doesn't need to
exploit our wonderful country. Our wild and beautiful nature for dirty
gas. Our artesian water is sacrescent, formed over millions of years ,
I would just die at the thought that in my lifetime I did nothing to
prevent the contamination of this lifeblood of Australia. Not for me,
but for the future of Australians. We have already wrought too much
pain on this country of ours, please consider what I say, and I hope
your conscience will be clear.
Stuart Murray
Object
Narrabri , New South Wales
Message
I object to the Qld-Hunter Gas Pipeline Mod 1 and advise the Dept of
Planning and Environment to let the original application lapse. The
Dept of planning is well aware that the proposed (very controversial)
Narrabri Gas Project is the most protested project ever, and if
democracy still exists then it and any proposed pipelines should not
be approved.
We have enough gas all we need is a Government with the guts to stop
the Gas Companies sucking up our domestic supply for export.
Stuart Murray.
Name Withheld
Object
Boggabri , New South Wales
Message
I am against the Queensland - Hunter Gas Pipe line.

Agriculture is being overlooked by the Government all the time. At
this stage there are three major projects trying to get approval in
our region, everything is being rushed to make sure it just slips in
before the Christmas period before everything closes down.

We have to read mountainous pages of EIS and get our thoughts around
all of the proposed projects at this very difficult time of planting
summer crops and harvesting winter crops. It has been apparent that
these projects are in the Governments goals to get approved as
Minister Cavanan has stated that he is tired of wasting time waiting
for approval for these projects and he wants Australia to be a leader
in the world for mining. He has stated that mining is the most
important commodity in Australia at present. He says he is for
regional people that is why he has based himself in Rockhampton it is
a shame that this is just a facade, he has completely forgotten the
agricultural community. Agriculture is here to stay and mining has a
shorter lifespan. However, I have great fears for our future with no
concerns by the Government for the future sustainability of our soil,
water and lifestyle. We are not living in a free democratic country
anymore, we are bullied, and have no rights to the land we own
especially if the project comes under the safe banner of "State
Significance".

This Government is not listening to the people but looking towards the
dollars. Voting polls will show the power of the people and you need
to listen to the people in regional areas, not city based

Look after our Land, soil!
Look after our water!
Look after the rural people!
Richard Clarke
Object
Elanora Heights , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposal, for the following reasons:

It is unnecessary, as CSG needs to be stopped, period, due to its
impact on groundwater and the toxicity of the leachate.

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
Clayfield , Queensland
Message
Do not allow the approval of the CSG pipeline which was approved by the
Government 10 years ago - and expires in 2019 to be renewed in any
sense. The existence of this pipe line is/has been an environmental
threat since its inception. The use has been met within the life time
of the approval and now it is drawing to an end. Do not renew this
approval.

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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