Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area
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
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.
The Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area Development Scheme ( 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 ( 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 regulation map ( 1.55 MB) defines the boundary of the declared Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA.
The development scheme for the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA was first approved by the state government in October 2009.
The Coordinator-General acquired an easement through privately owned land for the corridor.
The land use protocol ( 151 KB) sets out the procedures governing access to, exit from, and use of the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA. The protocol applies to all users of the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA including landowners, the Coordinator-General, and all persons authorised, permitted, or licensed to use the Callide Infrastructure Corridor SDA.
Last updated: 05 Nov 2021