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Project overview*

EIS status Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations
Description Integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project
Proponent Australia Pacific LNG (joint venture between Origin, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec)
  • Gasfields: Walloons Gasfields, stretching from Wallumbilla to Millmerran
  • Pipeline: from gasfields to Gladstone
  • Processing plant and export terminal: Curtis Island, near Gladstone
Local government/s
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
Key features
  • development of coal seam gas resources
  • 450 km underground main transmission gas pipeline
  • processing plant and export facility (four trains with a total capacity of up to 18 million tonnes per annum of LNG)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
21 February 2011 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.
8 November 2010 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 2.52 MB), released.
16 July 2010 Supplementary information to EIS submitted.
27 March 2010 to
4 May 2010
Public consultation on EIS
3 December 2009 Terms of reference (PDF icon 730 KB) released.
29 August 2009 to
12 October 2009
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
3 August 2009 Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
6 July 2009 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
9 April 2009 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 171 KB)
27 March 2009 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.14 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Social impact management plan

As part of its EIS, Australia Pacific LNG prepared a social impact management plan.

Project changes

Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, Australia Pacific LNG has applied for changes to the project.

Further information

For more information, visit the Australia Pacific LNG Project web page.