environment

Our Environmental Impact Statement


An EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) is a document prepared to describe the potential impacts of a proposed activity on the environment. An EIS describes the impacts, and documents ways to avoid, minimise or mitigate potential negative impacts of a project.

The EIS Process

In April 2009, the Queensland Coordinator-General declared the Australia Pacific LNG Project “significant” under the State Development and Public Organisation Act (1971). This means that an environmental impact statement (EIS) was required.

A year of research, surveys, consultation and preparation by a large team of specialists from a broad range of fields went into preparing the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement.

The Australia Pacific LNG Environmental Impact Statement was released by the Coordinator-General on the 29th March 2010 for public comment and examination by government advisory agencies.

Some facts about our Environmental Impact Statement:

  • It describes the potential impacts of the project and ways to avoid, minimise or mitigate these impacts
  • It has just over 10,000 pages of information about the project including technical reports based on scientific studies
  • It is made up of five volumes plus an Executive Summary
  • The volumes are:
    1. Overview
    2. Gas fields
    3. Gas Pipeline
    4. LNG Facility
    5. Attachments
  • It includes modelling of the cumulative impacts of other projects, including CSG to LNG projects, in the same study area

Read the Coordinator General’s Report about our Environmental Impact Statement.

Environmental Impact Statement PDFs

Below are downloadable PDFs

Volume 1 - Project overview

Chapter 1 - Introduction (1.6MB)

Chapter 2 - Project approvals (335KB)

Chapter 3 - Sustainability (376KB)

Chapter 4 - Risk assenssment (335KB)

Chapter 5 - Cumulative impact assessment (3.2MB)

Chapter 6 - Australia Pacific LNG commitments (464KB)

Volume 2 - Gas fields

Chapter 1 - Introduction (26KB)

Chapter 2 - Stakeholder engagement (1.1MB)

Chapter 3 - Project description (9.6MB)

Chapter 4 - Climate & climate change adaptation (2MB)

Chapter 5 - Land: geology, geomorphology, soils & land contamination (13.6MB)

Chapter 6 - Land use and planning (31.6MB)

Chapter 7 - Landscape and visual amenity (1.4MB)

Chapter 8 - Terrestrial ecology (11MB)

Chapter 9 - Water quality and aquatic ecology (1.5MB)

Chapter 10 - Ground water (13.7MB)

Chapter 11 - Surface water and watercourses (891KB)

Chapter 12 - Adaptive associated water management (465KB)

Chapter 13 - Air quality (324KB)

Chapter 14 - Greenhouse gases (171KB)

Chapter 15 - Noise and vibration (726KB)

Chapter 16 - Waste (450KB)

Chapter 17 - Traffic and transport (1.6MB)

Chapter 18 - Indigenous cultural heritage (1.7MB)

Chapter 19 - Non-Indigenous heritage 1MB)

Chapter 20 - Social impact assessment (1.5MB)

Chapter 21 - Economic assessment (1.5MB)

Chapter 22 - Hazard and risk (605KB)

Chapter 23 - Matters of national environmental significance 18.6MB)

Chapter 24 - Environmental management plan (4.6MB)

Chapter 25- Cumulative impacts (12.4MB)

Volume 3 - Gas pipeline

Chapter 1 - Introduction (168KB)

Chapter 2 - Stakeholder engagement (1.2MB)

Chapter 3 - Project description (4.6MB)

Chapter 4 - Climate & climate change adaptation (1.8MB)

Chapter 5 - Land: geology, geomorphology, soils & land contamination (21MB)

Chapter 6 - Land use and planning (53MB)

Chapter 7 - Landscape and visual amenity (1MB)

Chapter 8 - Terrestrial ecology (15.5MB)

Chapter 9 - Water quality and aquatic ecology (3.3MB)

Chapter 10 - Marine ecology (2.3MB)

Chapter 11 - Water resources (3MB)

Chapter 12 - Coastal environment (14.8MB)

Chapter 13 - Air quality (233KB)

Chapter 14 - Greenhouse gases (359KB)

Chapter 15 - Noise and vibration (282KB)

Chapter 16 - Waste (284KB)

Chapter 17 - Traffic and transport (2.3MB)

Chapter 18 - Indigenous cultural heritage (2MB)

Chapter 19 - Non-Indigenous heritage (3MB)

Chapter 20 - Social impact assessment (4MB)

Chapter 21 - Economic impact assessment (1.4MB)

Chapter 22 - Hazard and risk (379KB)

Chapter 23 - Matters of national environmental significance (23MB)

Chapter 24 - Environmental management plan (1.7MB)

Chapter 25 - Cumulative impacts (15MB)

Volume 4 - LNG facility

Chapter 1 - Introduction (163KB)

Chapter 2 - Stakeholder engagement (419KB)

Chapter 3 - Project description (1.5MB)

Chapter 4 - Climate & climate change adaptation (724KB)

Chapter 5 - Geomorphology, geology, soils and land contamination (6.3MB)

Chapter 6 - Land use and planning (12.4MB)

Chapter 7 - Landscape and visual amenity (1.1MB)

Chapter 8 - Terrestrial ecology (1.5MB)

Chapter 9 - Aquatic ecology (400KB)

Chapter 10 - Marine ecology (1.4KB)

Chapter 11 - Water resources (457KB)

Chapter 12 - Coastal environment (19.6MB)

Chapter 13 - Air quality (806KB)

Chapter 14 - Greenhouse gases (520KB)

Chapter 15 - Noise and vibration (3.5KB)

Chapter 16 - Waste (330KB)

Chapter 17 - Traffic and transport (403KB)

Chapter 18 - Indigenous cultural heritage (2.5MB)

Chapter 19 - Non-Indigenous heritage (1.4MB)

Chapter 20 - Social impact assessment (751KB)

Chapter 21 - Economic impact assessment (638KB)

Chapter 22 - Hazard and risk (709KB)

Chapter 23 - Matters of national environmental significance (1.5KB)

Chapter 24 - Environmental management plans (599KB)

Chapter 25 - Cumulative impacts (456KB)

Volume 5 - Attachments

Chapter 1 - Final TOR (388KB)

Chapter 2 - TOR EIS Cross Reference (185KB)

Chapter 3 - Study Team (67KB)

Chapter 4 - Abbreviations and Glossary of terms (185KB)

Chapter 5 - Geology, Topography, Geomorphology, and Soils Assessment - Gas Fields (37.3MB)

Chapter 6 - Geology, Topography, Geomorphology, and Soils Assessment – Pipeline (44.7MB)

Chapter 7 - Geology, Topography, Geomorphology, and Soils Assessment - LNG Facility (11MB)

Chapter 8 - Preliminary Site Investigation - Land Contamination Report - Gas Fields (3.8MB)

Chapter 9 - Contaminated Land Preliminary Site Investigation - Pipeline (3MB)

Chapter 10 - Preliminary Site Investigation - Land Contamination Report - LNG Facility (7.1MB)

Chapter 11 - Conics Good Quality Agricultural Land Discussion Paper - Gas Fields (1.8MB)

Chapter 12 - Visual Impact Assessment - Gas Fields & Pipeline (2.3MB)

Chapter 13 - Visual Impact Assessment - LNG Facility (1.3MB)

Chapter 14 - Terrestrial Ecology - Gas Fields

  1. Part A - Terrestrial Ecology - Gas Fields (33.4MB)

  2. Part B - Terrestrial Ecology - Gas Fields (17.4MB)

  3. Part C - Terrestrial Ecology - Gas Fields (13MB)

Chapter 15 - Terrestrial Ecology – Pipeline (36.4MB)

Chapter 16 - Terrestrial Ecology - LNG Facility (4.5MB)

Chapter 17 - Aquatic Ecology, Water Quality and Geomorphology Impact Assessment - Gas Fields (3.2MB)

Chapter 18 - Aquatic Ecology, Water Quality & Geomorphology Impact Assessment - Gas Transmission Pipeline (3MB)

Chapter 19 - Marine Ecology Technical Report - Transmission Pipeline (2MB)

Chapter 20 - Marine Ecology Technical Report - LNG Facility (1.7MB)

Chapter 21 - Ground Water Technical Report - Gas Fields (18.9MB)

Chapter 22 - Surface Water and Watercourses - Gas Fields (27MB)

Chapter 23 - Conics IQQM Model - Gas Fields (1.4MB)

Chapter 24 - Adaptive Associated Water Management Plan - Gas Fields (648KB)

Chapter 25 - Resource Technical Report – Pipeline (3MB)

Chapter 26 - Flooding, Drainage and Stormwater Management - LNG Facility (1.7MB)

Chapter 27 - Coastal Environment Technical Report - LNG Facility and Pipeline (13MB)

Chapter 28 - Air Quality Impact Assessment - Gas Fields (2.4MB)

Chapter 29 - Air Quality Impact Assessment - LNG Facility (2.5MB)

Chapter 30 - Greenhouse Gas Assessment - Gas Fields and Pipeline (196KB)

Chapter 31 - Greenhouse Gas Assessment - LNG Facility (358KB)

Chapter 32 - Noise and Vibration Impact Study - Gas Fields (5MB)

Chapter 33 - Noise and Vibration Impact Study – Pipeline (3.4MB)

Chapter 34 - Noise and Vibration Impact Study - LNG Facility (12MB)

Chapter 35 - Traffic and Transport

  1. Part A - Traffic and Transport (40MB)

  2. Part B - Traffic and Transport (8.6MB)

  3. Part C - Traffic and Transport (4.5MB)

Chapter 36 - Indigenous Heritage Technical Report - Gas Fields (324KB)

Chapter 37 - Indigenous Heritage Technical Report - Pipeline (420KB)

Chapter 38 - Indigenous Heritage Technical Report - LNG Facility (1.9MB)

Chapter 39 - Non-Indigenous Heritage Technical Report - Gas Fields (917KB)

Chapter 40 - Non-Indigenous Heritage Technical Report – Pipeline (2.4MB)

Chapter 41 - Non-Indigenous Heritage Technical Report - LNG Facility (732KB)

Chapter 42 - Social Baseline Assessment - Gas Fields, Pipeline and LNG Facility (1.3MB)

Chapter 43 - Bergent Community Values Research - Gas Fields (154KB)

Chapter 44 - KPMG Economic Impact Assessment Report - Gas Fields, Pipeline and LNG Facility (564KB)

Chapter 45 - Economic Baseline Report for the Gladstone Region (338KB)

Chapter 46 - Marsh Hazard and Risk Assessment - Gas Fields and Pipeline (316KB)

Chapter 47 - Marsh Plume Rise - Gas Fields (307KB)

Chapter 48 - High Pressure Gas Network - Preliminary Safety Management Study - Gas Fields (410KB)

Chapter 49 - High pressure gas network - preliminary safety management study (342KB)

Supplemental information