Environment Approvals

Environment Effects Statement (EES)

In 2021, we published an Environment Effects Statement (EES) - an evaluation of the potential environmental and social aspects of the project, and our proposed approach to managing the impacts.

The EES and all public submissions were presented to an Inquiry Panel, who considered the information and prepared a report for the Minister for Planning.

View documents prepared and published as part of the EES process here.

On 26 January 2022, the Minister for Planning released the Minister’s Assessment. This Assessment was provided to statutory decision-makers to inform approval decisions.

View the details of the Assessment on the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action website.

Approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act

On 21 February 2020, the Project was deemed a Controlled Action by the Federal Minister for the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The Project was granted approval under the EPBC Act in 2022.

Further information about the assessment can be found on the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) website

Pipeline approvals

A Pipeline Licence was issued for the Project under the Pipelines Act 2005.

APA prepared a Pipeline Construction Environmental Management Plan, which details how APA manages environmental risks and impacts during construction. The plan also outlines how APA consults and interacts with stakeholders, particularly landowners and occupiers, affected by the Project. 

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In relation to the Project

APA VTS Australia (Operations), Licencing and Approvals Lead
Level 14, 60 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
PO Box 423 Flinders Lane, Vic 8009
Phone: 1800 951 444
Fax: +61 3 8626 8454
Email: [email protected]

In relation to Pipeline Licence

Pipelines Regulation, DEECA
Phone: 136 186
Email: [email protected]