One of Queensland’s largest resource projects is advancing, with the state government approving two new major developments today (September 26).
State deputy premier and minister for state development, infrastructure and planning Jeff Seeney said the coordinator-general had given the green-light for the construction of two new sections of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project’s 525 km gas line.
The approval was in line with conditions outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement, including the new gas transmission pipeline must be constructed within the Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area and the Gladstone State Development Area.
Mr Seeney said the major development will create significant opportunities for Queensland, generating employment opportunities and boosting the local economy.
“This will now allow the APLNG project to push on to deliver a project that will provide major benefits for both Queensland, and the nation,” Mr Seeney explained.
“The 44 kilometre gas pipeline section and the 27.5 kilometre section are both important components of the gas transmission pipeline network required to deliver gas from the coal seam gas fields to the liquefied natural gas facility under construction on Curtis Island.”
Approval of the two pipelines will enable the APLNG project to move forward to the next phase of development.