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Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project

Project overview*

EIS statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionIntegrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
ProponentSantos GLNG, is undertaking the project on behalf of a joint venture between Santos Limited, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Total, and Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS)
  • Gas fields: Bowen and Surat basins, in south-east Queensland
  • Pipeline: from gas fields to Gladstone
  • Liquefaction and export facility: Curtis Island, Gladstone.
Local government/s
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Central Highlands Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council
Key features
  • Development of coal seam gas fields around Roma, Emerald, Injune and Taroom
  • 435-kilometre gas transmission pipeline
  • Liquefaction and export facility
  • Associated infrastructure, including marine facilities
  • Port dredging

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

27 May 2016The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the Evaluation Report to 28 May 2018.
28 May 2014The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 29 May 2014 to 28 May 2016.
22 October 2010

Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.

June 2010Addendum to Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 93 KB) released.
28 May 2010Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 1.7 MB) released.
16 December 2009 to
1 February 2010
Public consultation on supplementary information to EIS.
20 June 2009 to
17 August 2009
Public consultation on EIS
20 August 2008Terms of reference (PDF icon 335 KB) released.
24 May 2008 to
20 June 2008
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
31 March 2008 and
14 April 2008

Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

28 February 2008 and
13 March 2008
Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
20 July 2007Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 179 KB)
11 July 2007Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.09 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Social impact management plan

As part of its EIS, the proponent prepared a social impact management plan.

Project changes

Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, the proponent has applied for project changes.

Further information

For more information about the project, visit the Santos GLNG Project website.

Last updated: 16 Mar 2023