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Departmental Media Release

Community given more time for feedback on gas proposal

  • Date: 05.03.2017
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: Department of Planning and Environment

A community request for more time to provide comment on the Narrabri Gas Project has been granted by the Department of Planning and Environment, giving people up to the end of May to make a submission.

Mike Young, Director of Resource Assessments, said the Department has listened to the community and granted a longer community consultation period for the proposal – extending it from 62 days to 90 days.


“At 7,000 pages, the Environmental Impact Statement is a long, complex document and we recognise people need more time,” Mr Young said.


“It’s a reasonable request and we are responding directly to a number of community groups that have asked for a longer exhibition period.


“We are encouraging all individuals and groups, landholders and industry to use this time to make a submission before the new close of exhibition date on 22 May.”


The Narrabri Gas Project proposal involves a coal seam gas field with up to 850 gas wells to be developed progressively over 20 years, and a gas processing and water treatment facilities.


Santos’ Environmental Impact Statement is available on the Department’s website, and at all major centres in the region including Narrabri, Wee Waa, Gunnedah, Coonabarabran and Coonamble.


The Department is holding a series of community and stakeholder events in Narrabri this week, including the below public sessions:

  • Dates: Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March 2017
  • Location: Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena St, Narrabri, NSW

If media plan to attend they must register via

Click here to view the Environmental Impact Statement for the Narrabri Gas Project.

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