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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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Claire McClure
Object
Enmore , New South Wales
Message
This pipeline should never have been approved & the timeline for should
not be extended.
Pipelines are dangerous ways to transport toxic material through
waterways & farming land.
Name Withheld
Object
Coonabarabran , New South Wales
Message
I object to this extension. There was already plenty of ample time to
build a case for this pipeline and it could not commit to it.
It has no social licence, with all those communities that the pipeline
proposes to run through openly rejecting the proposal.
The larger communities of NSW reject the plans to because of the
unwanted, and not needed gasfield plans currently being decided by the
NSW Government. The Narrabri Gas project is the most unpopular project
in the history of NSW, with record breaking submissions against it.
This pipeline shows old thinking in a new age, where fossil fuels are
now being used less and less, and gas usage is steadily on the
decrease.
This extension and project should be rejected.
Thanks,
Jane Judd
Object
Coonabarabran , New South Wales
Message
21 November 2018

Submission
Queensland-Hunter Gas Pipeline

I am retired and have been living in the Coonabarabran area for over
40 years. I would not be directly affected by the extension of the
approval time for this pipeline. I would however be indirectly
affected by its environmental and economic impacts.

I therefore object to any extension of time for the approval of the
Queensland-Hunter Gas Pipeline, due to expire in February 2019.

It should never have been approved in the first place and it is now
even less worthy of approval. In the intervening years there have been
many changes to the landscape. Rolling over a 10 year old approval
without requiring a new EIS is negligent.

It is environmentally unsound. Our understanding of ecological values
has increased during that time.
* Additional ecological communities have been recognized as being
endangered. These would be impacted by the pipeline.
* The planned pipeline route crosses valuable farmland on floodplains
susceptible to flooding and therefore increased erosion.
* The wetlands along the Namoi River, the Hunter River and the Ramsar
wetlands of Kooragang Island would also be impacted.

The farming landscape has also changed
* New enterprises have been developed, especially in the expanding
field of organics. These would be threatened by the proposed pipeline.
* Towns have grown and developed around these new enterprises. Their
economies would be threatened.

It's not needed.

Earlier approval seems to have been based on an expectation that the
Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) would go ahead within this time frame.
Clearly this has not happened.

There have been constant delays;
* The EIS was submitted at least 18 months after the date agreed in a
MOU with the NSW government,
* 23 000 submissions were received, the vast majority of which were
against the project,
* The proponents took many months to respond to these submissions;
* Government agencies found the company's response to be inadequate on
many fronts,
* The Department of Planning took the unprecedented step of requiring
further work from the proponent before consideration by the
Independent Planning Commission.

At this rate it will never be approved.

Economically
* Australian unconventional gas is among the most expensive to produce
in the world.
* There are increasing quantities being produced in other countries.
Our gas is not needed.

Renewable Energy and Climate Change
* Over the intervening 10 years, cost of renewable energy production
has gone down dramatically and is now cheaper than the fossil fuel
generation it can replace,
* Similarly actual consumption of gas both domestically and by
industry has also fallen,
* State governments continue to increase their level of expectation in
replacing fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy,
* The need to deliver gas from Queensland to the NSW coast is thus
decreasing.

Yours faithfully

Jane Judd
Kay Wilson
Object
Holgate , New South Wales
Message
A gas pipeline is not needed.
Reject the proposal completely.
Name Withheld
Object
Clouds Creek , New South Wales
Message
Please accept this as my submission to Queensland-Hunter Gas Pipeline
(Mod 1)

I object to a modification of the Project Approval to provide an
extension of five (5) years to the existing time limit of the Project
Approval.

The proponent clearly hopes to sideline any community objections to
the development of a gas pipeline by extending approval into some
distant future.

Such an extension is unfair to the 97 percent of local residents who
have stated their opposition to onshore gas development in NW NSW by
completing a community survey.

The majority of people living in NW NSW oppose the development of gas
fields and the drilling of gas wells through the Great Artesian Basin
for the simple fact that the gas industry cannot (and will not)
guarantee that water resources will not be detrimentally impacted by
gas extraction methods.

A number of local community meetings held in Coonamble to address the
APA pipeline project showed that farmers and landholders totally
reject the construction of a gas pipeline through their landholdings
and farm enterprises for the same reasons they object to the gas
industry invasion - it is of no benefit to them or their farming
enterprises and is likely to have negative impacts to their health and
livelihoods.

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 totally unacceptable for the Department of Planning to extend
the deadline for this consent by another five years.

Please respect the wishes of local communities who have stood up
against pipeline developments to ensure the sustainability and
longevity of their farming legacy and prevent fossil fuel developments
polluting the land and water.

sincerely,

A concerned NSW rural landholder.
Winnie Fu
Object
Kensington , New South Wales
Message
I object to the extension. this project should be reassessed.

This pipeline passes by the Pilliga, and the company behind the
pipeline is eager to transport CSG drilled from the Pilliga to
Queensland or Newcastle. Surrounded by land clearing hotspots, this
forest is under even more pressure to sustain the remaining ecological
communities. There are flow on environmental impacts which needs to be
considered if this pipeline enables csg project to go ahead.

It passes through rich cropping lands south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains, where land use may have changed.

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
intense weather patterns of recent years warrant revaluation of the
pipeline's potential important to the now even more crucial waterways.

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.
Johanna Evans
Object
Kyogle , New South Wales
Message
I OBJECT to the Queensland Hunter Gas Pipeline being given a 5 year
extension.

* The current Environmental Impact statement has aged considerably and
an extension predicated on it would be foolish, a lot can change in 15
years
* Coal Seam Gas has no social licence in NSW as evidenced by the near
23,000 objections to the Narrabri Gas Project
* https://narrabrigasproject.com.au/2017/05/3868/ Santos has already
implied it will not be using this pipeline so no need for it to have a
5 year extention
Name Withheld
Object
Tottenham , New South Wales
Message
This proposed pipeline will cause severe environmental impacts on prime
agricultural land it is proposed to traverse, let alone the rivers and
wetlands it will have to traverse. 10 years approval has been plenty
long enough .It is time to let it lapse, move away from CSG pipelines
and follow the path of renewable energy.
It is not acceptable to extend the deadline for another 5 years.
People for the Plains
Object
Boggabri , New South Wales
Message
The Hunter - Qld pipeline has the potential to aide and abet the
development of the Narrabri Gas Project, currently under application.
We are opposed to the Narrabri Gas Project due to the extensive
reasoning provided in our submission to that EIS process. We wish to
refer you to this submission, rather than wasting our time in
repeating this information.

Therefore, by association, a pipeline that facilitates the development
of that gasfield, we are also opposed to.

We have already beared witness to overwhelming opposition to gas
pipeline developments and this proposed venture will face similar
levels of opposition. Its path to approval has been vastly different
to that of the Western Slopes pipeline and this application, if
approved will allow it to continue its stealthy path, sliming its way
through communities and farms.

This proposed pipeline is poorly conceived, has not had appropriate
levels of survey work or community consultation done on it and should
not be given an extension.
Nicola Chirlian
Object
WILLOW TREE , New South Wales
Message
As a resident of Liverpool Plains, I am writing to express my objection
to the extension of 5 years to this Project approval, on the grounds
that this project should not proceed under any circumstances.

I am concerned that:
1. The Pipeline will present a significant risk to residents and
travellers along its route, running as it does beside a number of main
roads. Any failure in construction or damage to it poses a risk of gas
emissions, and possible explosions.
2. I am most concerned that the Pipeline will fail in integrity due to
the delicate nature of the soils and rivers that it will cross. It is
well known that the black soils of the Liverpool Plains create
movement according to moisture content and I think that the
instability of the soil will affect the fixed nature of the Pipeline,
leading to failure.
2. I note that the Pipeline is scheduled to cross the Liverpool Range
near Ardglen but the manner in which it is to do so is not detailed.
Is the Pipeline to share the railway tunnel (sounds extremely
dangerous) or is another tunnel planned to be built? Will there be
another Planning process if the latter is the case?
3. The detail provided in the EIS does not address any information
regarding land clearing, habitat removal of native/endangered species.
4. One document in the EIS notes falling requirements for gas usage
over the next few years. With the increasing implementation of
renewable energy sources on site, I question that this pipeline will
be required at all.
Lesley Killen
Object
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
The original proposal is due to lapse in February 2019. The request for
extension has recently been applied for at the last minute. There
appears to be no immediate plan for building this pipeline over the
last few years so why is the last minute application be presented?

The people living in the proposed pipeline route need closure on this
issue. They need to know it is dead a done deal. They they can get on
with quiet enjoyment of their lives no longer living under threat of
their health and future incomes. The gas pipeline proposes to pass
through rural areas of vibrant tourism and agricultural regions. Any
leak in the gas pipeline would destroy the natural flora and fauna and
farming productivity. Thus causing extreme financial hardship to this
region. Leakage would also pollute the watershed and rivers and harm
the productivity of the soil as well as causing health issues to
region's people, livestock and native fauna along the proposed
pipeline route.

This proposed pipeline traverses ten local government areas, crossing
several rivers and beautiful farmland and bushland between the
Queensland border through the Hunter Valley and terminates in
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.

These valuable fertile farming lands and rivers would be damaged by
any accidental leaks of industrial gas from this proposed pipeline.
These regions and rivers must be protected not threatened by the all
too present threat of future spillage.


Thanks very much for your consideration and assistance in this matter.
Rhonda Green
Object
Coffs Harbour , New South Wales
Message
I am strongly objecting to Modification 1, Queensland to Hunter Gasline.
Do not give this company a license to destroy everything from
agricultural land, environment, wildlife, our precious waterways for 5
years. There is no safe way to transport csg via this pipeline without
impacting on our communities, national parks, rivers and the already
struggling wildlife to survive. This company promises there will be no
impact on points mentioned above, we all know there are always
disasters which affect, forests, food, water and vulnerable wildlife,
everything for health and survival of humans and our precious wildlife
which generates millions of dollars in tourism for a healthy economy.
To elaborate further, the pipeline will pass by the Pilliga
transporting CSG drilled from Pilliga to Queensland or Newcastle.
CSG will pass through rich agricultural land south of Moree and on the
Liverpool Plains, once destroyed where will the food be produced?
The CSG pipeline crosses the Namoi River 5 times, 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 risk to our rivers and waterways cannot be
justified.
Megan Kuhn
Object
BUNDELLA , New South Wales
Message
We object to this pipeline project being granted an extension.

The undue stress this type of unrelenting pressure places on
communities and individuals along it's route is palpable.

The method adopted from the initial proposal through to trying to keep
this proposal alive raises serious questions. We believe the project
is poorly conceived, nor has there been adequate scoping or
appropriate community consultation done, therefore it should not be
given an extension.
michael bull
Object
North Turramurra , 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.
Comment
Parramatta , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached
Attachments
Weston Aluminium Pty Limited
Support
Kurri Kurri , New South Wales
Message
Please refer attached file in support of the proposal.
Attachments
Richard Stanford
Object
Randwick , New South Wales
Message
I object to this development.

The IPCC has recently repeated the warning that greenhouse gas
emissions are warming our climate. This is havng increasing adverse
effects on our weather, bushfires, farms, coral reefs etc..

We cannot afford to continue burning fossil fuels and should not
develop any more new fossil fuel projects.

We need to transition to 100% renewable energy, which has been
demonstrated to be achievable and would eventuate in cheaper power,
without the cost of any fuel.
Attachments
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Comment
Scone , New South Wales
Message
Please refer to attached submission.
Attachments
Leanne Brummell
Object
St George , Queensland
Message
I am making this submission to ask that the extension of time for five
(5) years for the Wallumbilla to Newcastle gas pipeline be declined. I
live in Qld and the pipeline is proposed to go through my Shire
(Balonne) and the neighbouring Shire (Maranoa). It's construction will
free the way for more gas well construction in Qld and along it's
entire proposed route. There is no social license for the gas industry
to operate in our Shires, nor in the NSW Shires.
Our communities are looking to renewable energy sources and innovation
to create jobs. The Qld portion was given approvals so long ago people
have forgotten about it. They also now have the benefit of hindsight
and see that the gas industry causes health problems, air pollution,
that fugitive emissions are not monitored or stopped and that there is
no solution to the toxic waste the industry generates. Scarce water
resources are being dried up meaning that future farming is at risk.
Denying the approval will give gas companies time to transition to
other ways of making their profits. To grant the extension will leave
the NSW Government open to being sued by gas companies who believe
they've been given false hope.
The pipeline facilitates the expansion of the gas industry. I attach
three submission documents I have created recently that show why this
industry should not be allowed to operate in Australia.
I and many thousands of other people strongly object to the pipeline
being built.
Ask yourself would I like to live in a gasfield? Would I like to bring
my kids up in a gasfield? Because that is what this pipleine is
sentencing Qlders to. Not to mention the risks of sections of pipeline
exploding as is seen almost weekly somewhere in the world. Ask
yourself would I sign this if, in years to come, I will be personally
responsible for whatever impacts occur.
Attachments
Roger Hertel
Object
Coonamble , New South Wales
Message
I call on the NSW Government to reject the Queensland-Hunter Gas
Pipeline.
Attachments

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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