Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project EIS

The EIS for the Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project was released for public and government agency review from 23 April 2012 to 5 June 2012, with a total of 58 formal submissions received.

Following this period, the Coordinator-General reviewed the EIS in detail and considered all properly made submissions. Issues that were identified as requiring further assessment have been addressed in additional information to the EIS (AEIS). The AEIS was released for public comment on 8 October 2016, with comments closing on 7 November 2016.

On 31 May 2017, the Queensland Coordinator-General released the evaluation report on the EIS and the AEIS to the Commonwealth under the bilateral agreement, recommending that the project proceed subject to conditions and in accordance with recommendations made in the report.

The Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and Energy will review the Coordinator-General’s evaluation report and other materials under the EPBC Act and make a decision on the project.

The EIS documents will provide the basis for statutory approvals required for the project to proceed to construction.