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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project pushes ahead

    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project pushes ahead

    Delivery of a 435 kilometre gas transmission pipeline has today moved a step closer after the Queensland Coordinator-General approved a 44 kilometre section of pipeline within the Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area (CICSDA).

    Member for Callide, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the approved ‘material change of use’ application for the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project meant the proponent could push forward to deliver the project.

    Santos Limited has passed the final major step in meeting the Coordinator-General’s EIS conditions and can now get on with the job of delivering a project which will bring major economic benefits to Gladstone and Queensland,” Mr Seeney said.

    “This pipeline section is a key component of the gas transmission pipeline network required to deliver gas from the coal seam gas fields to the liquefied natural gas facility export facility being constructed on Curtis Island.

    “GLNG advises 15 to 20 workers will be needed for operational and routine surveillance activities across the entire transmission pipeline.”

    The approval is in line with conditions set by the Coordinator-General, through the Environmental Impact Statement process, that the proponent must locate its gas transmission pipeline within the CICSDA.

    The GLNG project, proposed by Australian gas major Santos Ltd, is a declared significant project.

    Coordinator-General Barry Broe said his approval of the ‘material change of use’ application for the gas transmission pipeline within the CICSDA meant GLNG could move forward quickly with the next stage of the project.

    Prior to granting approval, Gladstone Regional Council and other relevant referral agencies were consulted.

    [ENDS] 28 May 2012

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