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Queensland Curtis LNG Project

Project overview*

EIS statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionIntegrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
ProponentQueensland Gas Company Ltd (QGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the BG International Group.
  • Gas fields: Surat Basin
  • Pipelines: from gas fields to Gladstone
  • LNG processing plant and export facility: Curtis Island, near Gladstone
Local government/s
  • Banana Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council
Key features
  • Expansion of QGC's coal seam gas operations in the Surat Basin
  • Approximately 730-kilometre network of gas pipelines
  • LNG plant and export facility (up to three trains with a total capacity of up to 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG).

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

20 June 14The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 24 June 2014 to 23 June 2016.
22 October 2010Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.
23 June 2010Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 2.19 MB) released.
10 February 2010 to
10 March 2010
Public consultation on supplementary EIS (SEIS)
29 August 2009 to
19 October 2009
Public consultation on EIS
26 May 2009Terms of reference (PDF icon 452 KB) released.
1 November 2008 to
12 December 2008
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
15 September 2008Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
18 August 2008Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
4 July 2008Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 174 KB)
3 June 2008Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.61 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Social impact management plan

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

Project changes

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

Further information

For more information, visit the Queensland Curtis LNG project web page.

Last updated: 16 Mar 2023