Declared in October 2009, the Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area (SDA) is a multi-user corridor that can accommodate up to eight underground gas pipelines.

It runs between the Calliope Range and the western boundary of the Gladstone SDA in Central Queensland.

The corridor is approximately 44 kilometres long and is generally 200 metres wide.

Benefits of the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA

Benefits of the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA

The Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA was designed primarily for pipelines to transport coal seam gas to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants on Curtis Island, which lies within the Gladstone SDA.

The corridor currently contains three active coal seam gas pipelines.

The coordination and declaration of the SDA provided many benefits in regards to the establishment of the pipelines including:

  • providing greater certainty about approval processes
  • ensuring the land was safeguarded from inappropriate uses
  • coordination with the private landholders including consultation to determine the preferred corridor alignment and negotiation of an easement
  • the acquisition of an easement through the privately owned land and provision of a license to the LNG proponents for the construction and operation of the pipelines
  • minimisation of impacts to landholders and the environment through efficient use of land.

‘Without the coordination and development of a common corridor facilitated by the Coordinator-General's team, it would have been left to gas proponents to individually negotiate easements with respective landholders. This would have caused considerable and unnecessary stress on individual landholders.’

‘The certainty of access for construction within the SDA also meant that construction methods, materials and design could be managed more effectively in a common corridor, with less impact on landholders.’

David Johnson, Origin

The Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA Development Scheme

The Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area Development Scheme (PDF icon 260 KB) is a regulatory document that controls planning and development in the SDA.

The current development scheme was approved by the Governor in Council in September 2012.

The development scheme contains a development assessment framework for making, assessing and deciding applications and requests relating to development within the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA. The most common of these is an SDA application for a material change of use.

The development scheme is supported by a public consultation policy (PDF icon 65 KB) that provides information on matters the Coordinator-General may consider when determining whether public consultation of an SDA application is required.

The Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA map


Land ownership

Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA land use protocol

Further information

For further information on the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA, contact the SDA Division on 1800 001 048 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.