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Abbot Point and Curtis Island projects approved. New safeguards to protect the long-term future of the Great Barrier Reef



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The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment

MEDIA RELEASE

10 December 2013

Abbot Point and Curtis Island projects approved

New safeguards to protect the long-term future of the Great Barrier Reef

After rigorous assessment, I have completed the approvals process for four Queensland projects under National Environmental Law. I have approved:

 The capital dredging program for the proposed Terminals 0, 2 and 3 at the Port of Abbot Point

 The Adani T0 project at Abbot Point

 The Arrow Liquefied Natural Gas Facility on Curtis Island

 The Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline to Curtis Island.

These projects are for existing developed port and industrial sites and have been approved subject to the highest environmental standards and conditions.

As Federal Environment Minister, one of my key responsibilities is to ensure ecologically sustainable development and maintaining the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

Some of the strictest conditions in Australian history have been placed on these projects to ensure that any impacts are avoided, mitigated or offset. Some of these include:

 150% net benefit requirement for water quality. The result will be a long-term net reduction of fine sediments entering the Marine Park from land-based sources, well beyond the life of the projects.

 Approximately $89m will be contributed to support the health of the Great Barrier Reef through programmes such as the Reef Trust.

 95 environmental conditions for Abbot Point and 53 for Curtis Island LNG.

 Measures for protection of marine species and their habitat, ecological communities, flora and fauna.

These decisions take into account the latest and best science and management practices, and consider the draft Strategic Assessment of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Zone, the Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone and the Queensland Government’s draft Ports Strategy.

As part of the assessment process I have visited the Abbot Point and Gladstone areas, meeting with individuals and groups, listening to their concerns and hearing from supporters of the potential economic benefit to the area.

These projects were started under Labor, but the Coalition has taken major steps to minimise the environmental impact.

Under Labor, 33 decisions were made to advance port and dredging activities at Abbot Point and a further 55 at Port of Gladstone.

Under Labor, at least 38 million cubic metres of dredging was proposed for Abbot Point. With the approvals given by the Coalition government, dredging is limited to a total volume of 3 million cubic metres. This is less than one-twelfth the size of the proposal previously supported by the former Labor State and Federal governments.

The previous Rudd-Gillard governments approved or considered over 93 million cubic metres of potential dredge actions at the Port of Gladstone and Abbot Point.

The Coalition cannot undo Labor’s decisions, but going forward, we are taking a different approach. We are drawing a line in the sand.

Today I am announcing new plans to protect the long-term future of the Great Barrier Reef.

I have advised the Queensland Government that it is my intention that the first priority for all future capital dredging projects within the Central and North Queensland coastal zone will be for shoreline, near to shore or land reclamation disposal.

This is a significant step towards improving and protecting the Marine Park for future generations.

This follows my recent agreement with the Gladstone Ports Authority that they will not dispose of up to 12 million cubic metres of spoil within the Marine Park, but will instead use this material for land infill.

This approach would allow existing ports to expand their capacity while taking away the need for the creation of new ports into the future. This would maximise the benefit of existing ports, in line with the Queensland Government’s recently announced Ports Strategy.

There are great examples in Queensland where the material produced by dredging has been used for land reclamation - for example, the Port of Brisbane.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s great natural wonders and protecting it for the future is vital. As well as being a natural marvel, the reef plays a vital role in the North Queensland economy, generating significant business and tourism. Everyone wants to see the reef remain one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet so it can be enjoyed by future generations.

It is important to note that each of these sites is already heavily industrialised and that the processes were highly advanced at the change of government.

The conditions I have put in place for these projects will result in an improvement in water quality and strengthen the Australian Government’s approach to meeting the challenges confronting the Reef into the future.

Media contact: John O’Doherty 0402 047 852

ABBOT POINT AND PORT OF GLADSTONE

PROJECTS SUMMARY

Abbot Point Coal Terminal 0 - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd

Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 & 3 Capital Dredging

The project involves the staged capital dredging of up to 3 million cubic metres of dredge spoil, with offshore disposal. The dredging is for six new berth pockets and the associated ship apron areas for three coal export terminals (Terminals 0, 2 and 3) at the Port of Abbot Point. The sediment will be removed from a 185 hectare dredge area within port limits, to a maximum depth of 5 metres. The spoil disposal site is located 24 km to the north east of Abbot Point.

Arrow Curtis Island LNG facility

The Arrow Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility on Curtis Island involves the construction and operation of a LNG facility on Curtis Island, with four LNG processing facilities (also known as LNG ‘trains’), a jetty, workers accommodation and materials offloading facilities. It also includes 1.4 million cubic metres of capital dredging in Port Curtis and the mouth of the Calliope River, to allow ship access to the facility. Dredge spoil will be disposed of at existing and approved on and offshore-spoil grounds in Gladstone Harbour. The LNG facility will cool and liquefy gas supplied from Arrow’s proposed coal seam gas fields in the Surat and Bowen Basins, which are currently being assessed under national environment law. The project has a 534 hectare footprint.

Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline to Curtis Island

The project is a coal export facility involving the construction and operation of onshore and offshore coal loading and export infrastructure. The onshore component includes rail loading facilities, coal handling facilities, coal stockpiles and the upgrade of an existing service jetty. The offshore component includes a 2.75 kilometre out-loading jetty and conveyor (called a ‘trestle’), new wharves, ship loaders and berths for two Cape Size vessels. The berths and trestle/jetty will be adjacent to the existing Terminal 1 berths and trestle/jetty.

The Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline consists of a 9.45 km long gas pipeline starting from the mainland at Gladstone, then traversing beneath the seafloor in a tunnel, to a reception shaft on Curtis Island. The reception shaft surfaces within the already disturbed footprint of the Arrow LNG Facility. The disturbance footprint for the project is approximately 35 hectares.

ABBOT POINT AND PORT OF GLADSTONE

CONDITIONS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

Rigorous conditions have been applied to ensure there is a net benefit to outstanding universal value of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and impacts on other matters of national environmental significance are minimised.

An estimated $89 million of direct financial offset contributions will be made over the life over these projects, with funds being directed to strategies and programs to support the health of the reef, such as the Reef Trust 2050.

Abbot Point Coal Terminal 0 - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd

A Marine and Shipping Management Plan to cover both the construction and operation of the project. The plan must implement measures to protect marine species and their habitat, with particular regard to humpback whales, dugong, listed dolphins and listed turtles.

A Terrestrial Management Plan for the construction and operation of the project that must include actions to protect listed ecological communities (the semi-evergreen vine thicket of the Brigalow Belt and Nandewar Bioregions) and listed bird and migratory birds species. It must address water quality impacts, including potential downstream impacts to the Caley Valley Wetland, in recognition of its use by migratory bird species, and to the project site more generally, including from runoff from coal stockpiles and stormwater runoff.

These plans must be reviewed regularly and resubmitted for my approval. All plans will be available for public scrutiny as will be the results of independent reviews of Adani’s compliance with the conditions I have imposed.

Specific conditions apply to the pile driving operations (associated with the jetty construction) to ensure protection of marine species.

A Marine Offset Strategy must be implemented to achieve a net benefit to the outstanding universal value of the Great Barrier Reef world heritage property. It is to be funded through an annual contribution of $450,000 (adjusted for CPI) for the life of the project (40 years) and include:

 a Turtle Plan - an annual program to reduce the level of feral pig, dog and fox predation on green turtle and flatback turtle species nests and to enhance the marine habitat.

 a Marine Plan - to reflect the most appropriate natural resource management priorities relating to the potential impacts on the outstanding universal value of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

The total offsets contribution over the 40 year life of the project approval is estimated at around $32 million. These offsets will be directed towards recovery actions for marine species and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 & 3 Capital Dredging

Dredging is limited to a total volume of up to 3 million cubic metres. No more than 1.3 million cubic metres of sediment can be dredged or disposed of in a year, unless the proponent can demonstrate that increased dredging will not compromise water quality. Dredging and disposal activities can only be undertaken between 1 March and 30 June each year to protect water quality during critical times for seagrass growth and coral spawning.

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The proponent must prepare and submit to the Minister a number of plans, prior to the commencement of dredging and disposal activities.

A Dredging and Spoil Disposal Management Plan will include measures to monitor water quality and ecosystem health and to minimise the risk to flora and fauna from the dredging and spoil disposal. The plan will be reviewed by an independent dredging technical advice panel (see below).

Abbot Point Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Program will validate hydrodynamic modelling, and develop measures to monitor water quality (including where sediment travels from the dredging and disposal site), seagrass health and recovery. The plan will be reviewed annually by an independent technical advice panel.

A Disposal Site Analysis Plan will indentify alternative disposal sites for analysis and identify a process for public consultation on alternative sites. Disposal will only be allowed at an alternative site if it would have the equivalent or lesser impacts than the site identified in the Environmental Impact Statement. Any alternative dredge disposal site must be approved by the Minister.

An Offsets Plan will address the loss and potential loss of seagrass; outline the net benefit outcome to the World Heritage Area; and offset the fine sediments from the dredging and dredge spoil disposal activities and available for re-suspension by an equivalent 150% reduction in the load of fine sediments entering the marine environment from the Burdekin and Don catchments.

An independent dredging Technical Advice Panel will be formed to provide advice to the proponent on the development, endorsement, implementation and review for adaptive management purposes of the dredging and spoil disposal management plan, Abbot Point ecosystem research and monitoring program and the Offsets plan.

The proponent is required to implement procedures to observe for marine mammals and turtles before and during dredging and disposal activities and use a turtle exclusion device on the dredger head at all times during dredging.

Arrow Curtis Island Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility

The approval holder must develop a Dredge Management Plan and Shipping Activity Management Plan to address water quality impacts from dredging and shipping.

To offset potential impacts to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area a 1,400 hectare offset property on Curtis Island must be secured for national park status; and a contribution of $200,000 per annum plus an additional $100,000 per annum (adjusted for CPI) must be made for each operating liquefied natural gas factory (aka ‘train’), to improve management of the Great Barrier Reef. The total offsets contribution over the 50 year life of the project approval is estimated to be up to $57 million. These funds will be directed to strategies and programs for the Great Barrier Reef, such as the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership and Reef Trust 2050.

To ensure a net environmental benefit outcome, the proponent must offset by 150% any dredging impacts above water quality triggers identified in the Dredge Management Plan. This requires the proponent to invest in activities in the GBR catchment that will achieve an equivalent 150% reduction in the load of fine sediments as a result of the dredging. This will ensure the project’s contribution to cumulative impacts is addressed. Trigger levels for early

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warning of water quality impacts and for ceasing dredging must also be provided in the Dredge Management Plan.

The approval holder must also develop an EPBC Species Impact Management Plan, a Long-term Marine Turtle Management Plan and a Water Mouse Management Plan and must offset 80 hectares of water mouse habitat. The proponent must contribute an initial upfront payment of $150,000 to implement the Long-term Marine Turtle Management Plan, with further funds to be contributed if needed to meet turtle management outcomes identified in the plan.

For listed threatened species and ecological communities, maximum disturbance limits apply to the clearance of habitat. Importantly - the critically endangered Littoral Rainforest must not be cleared, and the conditions give effect to the proponent’s commitment to fence off the area, control weeds and provide a 20 metre buffer.

Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline at Curtis Island

All project activities will take place above the low tide mark, and only minor land-based disturbance is expected from the project. The pipeline will be tunnelled under Port Curtis to reduce impacts to the marine environment as far as possible. Water quality impacts (e.g. sedimentation and erosion) are expected to be minor and will be managed through state controls and conditions.

ABBOT POINT AND PORT OF GLADSTONE

150% WATER QUALITY BENEFIT

The Abbot Point and Gladstone Port projects were carefully assessed for their potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the Great Barrier Reef including on water quality. Strict conditions have been placed on all these projects to ensure that any impacts are avoided, mitigated or offset.

A net benefit test has been applied in setting conditions on each project in order to reverse the water quality decline identified in the Great Barrier Reef region strategic assessment, by requiring substantial offset packages.

For example, with the Abbot Point dredging and spoil disposal project, in order to address the cumulative impacts of dredging on water quality, the company must offset the amount of fine sediments released into the marine environment and available for re-suspension by 150 per cent.

This will be done by funding onshore activities to reduce the amount of fine sediment entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from catchment areas. The result will be a long term net reduction of fine sediments entering the Great Barrier Reef from land based sources, well beyond the life of this project.

A similar 150 per cent offset condition has been imposed on the dredging component of the Curtis Island LNG development.

The comprehensive set of conditions put in place to protect water quality is outlined below.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited - Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 & 3 Capital Dredging

Under Labor, at least 38 million cubic metres of dredging was proposed for Abbot Point. Under these approvals, dredging is limited to a total volume of up to 3 million cubic metres. No more than 1.3 million cubic metres of sediment can be dredged or disposed of in a year, unless the proponent can demonstrate that increased dredging will not compromise water quality. Dredging and disposal activities can only be undertaken between 1 March and 30 June each year to protect water quality during critical times for seagrass growth and coral spawning.

The proponent must prepare and submit to the Minister a number of plans prior to the commencement of dredging and disposal activities:

 Dredging And Spoil Disposal Management Plan - this plan requires early warning trigger levels for water quality and ecosystem health to address possible impacts from turbidity, sediment deposition and impacts on seagrass.

 Abbot Point Ecosystem Research And Monitoring Program - this program requires monitoring of water quality and ecosystem health within a Great Barrier Reef water quality monitoring framework. It requires the validation of hydrodynamic modelling, and the development of measures to monitor water quality (including where sediment travels from the dredging and disposal site) and seagrass health and recovery.

 Disposal Site Analysis Plan - this plan requires the identification of alternative disposal sites for analysis and must outline a process for public consultation. Disposal will only be allowed at an alternative site if it would have the equivalent or lesser impacts than the site

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identified in the Public Environment Report. Any alternative dredge disposal site must be approved by the Minister.

 Offsets Plan - this plan requires the proponent to address the potential loss of seagrass and outline the net benefit outcome to the World Heritage Area. It will address impacts on water quality by requiring an offset for the fine sediments resulting from the dredging and dredge spoil disposal activities and available for re-suspension by an equivalent 150% reduction in the load of fine sediments entering the marine environment from the Burdekin and Don catchments.

A dredging Technical Advice Panel will be formed to provide independent advice to North Queensland Bulk Ports on the development, endorsement, implementation and review for adaptive management purposes of the dredging and spoil disposal management plan, Abbot Point ecosystem research and monitoring program and the offsets plan.

Adani T0 coal terminal

The proponent must prepare and submit to the Minister a number of plans prior to the commencement of the construction of the coal terminal and offshore jetty/trestles:

 Terrestrial Management Plan - for the construction and operational phases of the project which must, among other things, address water quality impacts, including from runoff from coal stockpiles and stormwater runoff. This includes actions to protect the Caley Valley Wetland from potential downstream impacts.

 Marine and Shipping Management Plan - to cover both the construction and operation of the project. The scope of this plan covers all aspects of shipping, including loading and ballast water management to control marine pest risks, with Adani being required to reflect best practice mitigation and management measures to ensure protection of marine species and their habitat.

Arrow Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility

The approval holder must develop a Dredge Management Plan and a Shipping Activity Management Plan, to address water quality impacts from dredging and shipping. Trigger levels for early warning of water quality impacts and for ceasing dredging must be included in the Dredge Management Plan. The Shipping Activity Management Plan must include measures to address turbidity from ship propeller and ship wakes and other potential water quality impacts from shipping.

To ensure a net environmental benefit outcome, the proponent must offset any dredging impacts above water quality triggers identified in the Dredge Management Plan. This requires the proponent to invest in activities in the Great Barrier Reef catchment that will achieve an equivalent 150% reduction in the load of fine sediments entering the marine environment and available for re-suspension. This will ensure the project’s contribution to cumulative impacts is addressed.

Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline

All project activities will take place above the low tide mark, and only minor land-based disturbance is expected from the project. The pipeline will be tunnelled under Port Curtis to reduce impacts to the marine environment as far as possible. Water quality impacts (e.g. sedimentation and erosion) are expected to be minor and will be managed through state controls and conditions.

ABBOT POINT AND PORT OF GLADSTONE

TIMELINE OF DECISIONS UNDER LABOR

Under Labor, 33 decisions were made in relation to port and dredging activities at Abbot Point and a further 55 at Port of Gladstone.

Today, the Coalition Government has made four important decisions to approve projects at Abbot Point and Port of Gladstone with strict conditions to ensure that potential impacts on the outstanding universal value of the Great Barrier Reef and other matters of national environmental significance are minimised.

ABBOT POINT

Date Project Decision/s

4 January 2008 Additional Components to Stage 3 Expansion of Abbot Point Coal Terminal - Ports Corporation of Queensland

Not controlled action if taken in a particular manner

11 March 2008 Additional Components to Stage 3 Expansion of Abbot Point Coal Terminal - Ports Corporation of Queensland

Sea dumping application granted

2 October 2008 Apron and Berth Dredging - Ports Corporation of Queensland Not controlled action if taken in a particular manner

20 October 2008 Coal Terminal Expansion and Associated Infrastructure (Terminal 3) - Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

Decision to accept a split referral

12 May 2009 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

31 March 2010 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Decision to vary proposed action

8 June 2010 Coal Terminal Expansion and Associated Infrastructure (Terminal 3) - Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Decision to vary proposed action

9 August 2010 Abbot Point Stormwater Return Dam - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

26 November 2010 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Decision to vary proposed action

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Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation

10 March 2011 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Extension of time to make approval decision

8 August 2011 Coal Terminal Expansion and Associated Infrastructure (Terminal 3) - Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Decision to vary proposed action

11 October 2011 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Decision to vary proposed action

2 December 2011 Abbot Point Stormwater Return Dam - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd Decision to approve action with conditions

7 December 2011 Abbot Point Coal Terminal 2 - BHP Billiton Metcoal Holdings Pty Ltd Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

13 December 2011 Abbot Point Coal Terminal 0 - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

30 December 2011 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Extension of time to make approval decision

6 January 2012 Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 &3 Capital Dredging Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

13 February 2012 Abbot Point Coal Terminal Project - Waratah Coal Pty Ltd Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

7 March 2012 Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility - North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Extension of time to make an approval decision

25 June 2012 Abbot Point Coal Terminal 0 - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd Decision to vary proposed action

13 December 2012 Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 &3 Capital Dredging Decision to vary proposed action

4 October 2012 Coal Terminal Expansion and Associated Infrastructure (Terminal 3) - Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Decision to approve action with conditions

8 July 2013 Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 &3 Capital Dredging Extension of time to make approval decision

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8 August 2013 Abbot Point Terminal 0, 2 &3 Capital Dredging Extension of time to make approval decision

15 August 2013 Abbot Point Coal Terminal 0 - Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd Extension of time to make approval decision

PORT OF GLADSTONE

Date Project Decision/s

31 March 2008 Development of marine facilities to service natural gas liquefaction park, Gladstone LNG Project

Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

1 April 2008 Wiggins Island Coal Terminal Approved with conditions

14 April 2008 Development of a 430km pipeline network to link CSG fields to a proposed LNG facility on Curtis Island

Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

15 April 2008 Swing Basin and Channel Dredging for Curtis Island LNG Project Decision that proposal is a controlled action

15 September 2008 Development of a 730km pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat

and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Pipeline network to link CSG fields in Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis LNG Plant

Decision that proposal is a controlled action

13 November 2008 Port of Gladstone Clinton Bypass Channel

Sea dumping permit granted

3 April 2009 Development of a 730km pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Decision on assessment approach

Pipeline network to link CSG fields in Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis LNG Plant

Decision on assessment approach

Swing Basin and Channel Dredging for Curtis Island LNG Project Decision on assessment approach

18 June 2009 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

3 August 2009 Development of a LNG Plant and Decision that proposal is a

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Ancillary Onshore and Marine Facilities on Curtis Island controlled action Decision on assessment approach

High pressure gas transmission pipeline network to link coal seam gas fields to a proposed LNG facility at Curtis Island

Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

21 August 2009 Arrow Curtis Island LNG Facility Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline to Curtis Island Decision that proposal is a controlled action

Decision on assessment approach

9 November 2009

Port of Gladstone Clinton Bypass Channel Sea dumping permit varied

31 March 2010 Balaclava Island Coal Export Terminal Decision that proposal is a controlled action

21 May 2010 Balaclava Island Coal Export Terminal Decision on assessment approach

11 July 2010 Development of marine facilities to service natural gas liquefaction park, Gladstone LNG Project

Extension of time to make approval decision

Development of a pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

Development of a 730km pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

Development of a 430km pipeline network to link CSG fields to a proposed LNG facility on Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

27 August 2010 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Decision to vary proposed action

6 December 2010

Port of Gladstone Clinton Bypass Channel II Sea dumping permit granted

3 September 2010 Development of marine facilities to service natural gas liquefaction park,

Gladstone LNG Project

Decision to vary proposed action

Development of a 430km pipeline network to link CSG fields to a proposed Decision to vary proposed action

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LNG facility on Curtis Island

30 September 2010 Development of marine facilities to service natural gas liquefaction park,

Gladstone LNG Project

Extension of time to make approval decision

Development of a pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

Development of a 730km pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

Development of a 430km pipeline network to link CSG fields to a proposed LNG facility on Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

22 October 2010 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Approved with conditions Sea dumping approval granted

Development of marine facilities to service natural gas liquefaction park, Gladstone LNG Project

Approved with conditions

Development of a pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Approved with conditions

Development of a 730km pipeline network to link CSG fields in the Surat and Bowen Basin to Curtis Island

Approved with conditions

Development of a 430km pipeline network to link CSG fields to a proposed LNG facility on Curtis Island

Approved with conditions

16 December 2010 Development of a LNG Plant and Ancillary Onshore and Marine Facilities

on Curtis Island

Extension of time to make approval decision

24 December 2010 Port of Gladstone Dock Construction Sea dumping approval granted

21 February 2011

Development of a LNG Plant and Ancillary Onshore and Marine Facilities on Curtis Island

Approved with conditions

High pressure gas transmission pipeline network to link coal seam gas fields to a proposed LNG facility at Curtis Island

Approved with conditions

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22 July 2011 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Sea dumping approval varied

26 August 2011 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Decision to vary approval

16 December 2011 Port of Gladstone Dock Construction Sea dumping approval varied

22 December 2011 Arrow Curtis Island LNG Facility Decision to vary proposal Arrow Gas Transmission Pipeline to

Curtis Island

Decision to vary proposed action

14 February 2012

Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Sea dumping approval varied

17 April 2012 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Decision to vary approval

9 August 2012 Port of Gladstone Western Basin Strategic Dredging and Disposal Project Sea dumping approval varied