Land and environment

  • WA EPA backtracks on emissions guidelines

    The Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has withdrawn its revised guidance on greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Equinor releases Bight drilling plan

    Equinor has backed its ability to drill safely in the Great Australian Bight after releasing its draft environmental plan for public comment.

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  • Labor plans $1b hydrogen investment

    The Federal Labor Party is set to outline a $1b contribution to the development of a hydrogen industry if elected.

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  • Australia launches hydrogen test facility

    Australia’s first test facility for hydrogen gas has opened in Canberra.

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  • Jemena: believe the hype about hydrogen

    Hydrogen has the potential to shape and help secure Australia’s energy needs, according to Jemena Managing Director Frank Tudor.

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  • Queensland releases more land for gas exploration

    The Queensland Government has awarded four companies tenders to undertake new gas exploration activities across an expanse of more than 6,000 km2.

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  • Queensland introduces Land Access Ombudsman

    Queensland landholders and resource companies now have an independent umpire to help resolve disputes over negotiated agreements.

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  • APGA labels irresponsible Victoria

    The Victorian Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in the State, with industry bodies labelling the decision as irresponsible.

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  • Queensland opens up on exploration

    The oil and gas industry welcomes the release of Queensland’s first exploration forward plan.

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  • Jemena thinking ahead with NGP

    Jemena has revealed its vision of linking Mt Isa with Wallumbilla via a pipeline once the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) has been completed.

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  • QLD govt to review GasFields

    The Queensland Government will undertake a review of the Queensland GasFields Commission. The GasFields Commission is an independent statutory body established to manage and improve sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry, and is led by former NFF President John Cotter. The commission was formally established in July 2013, at a time of rapid development of the CSG to LNG industry. The Government said that after operating for almost three years, it was “timely” to conduct a review of the GasFields Commission. It has appointed Bob Scott, a former Deputy Director-General in the former Queensland…

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  • Corridors to the future: the role of the Pipeline Corridors Committee

    The establishment and maintenance of pipeline corridors in Australia is a critical aspect to the safety and security of the country's extensive transmission pipeline network.

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  • What you need to know: GasFields review of Queensland LNG pipeline construction

    The enormous task of concurrently constructing three major gas export pipelines leading from Queensland's Surat basin to Curtis Island, Gladstone, required an unprecedented scale of land access negotiations with Queensland landowners.

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  • Pipeline industry has key role on land access for energy highways

    GasFields Commission Queensland Chairman John Cotter is urging pipeline contractors to work with the onshore gas industry to improve transparency and provide greater clarity on land access matters when dealing with affected landholders and communities.

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  • Strong start for Definium LWS Alliance

    In 2013 Australian surveying company Definium and American surveying company LWS joined forces to become the Definium LWS Alliance, and together are completing large-scale projects for some of the world's leading resources corporations.

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  • Definium: prepared for all projects

    Growing Australia's oil and gas operations takes a lot of manpower with an abundance of skills, experience and resources. Definium LWS Alliance is significantly positioned and able to provide such needs, ready to ensure the nation's oil and gas industry prospers.

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  • New mapping tool: inertia gyro

    Stockton Drilling Services now offers pipeline mapping services using a state-of-the-art inertia gyro.

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  • Definium partners with LW Survey

    The team at Definium is pleased to announce a new alliance with the global surveying company LW Survey to help cater for Australia's surveying demands.

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  • Aibot X6 multicopter lands in Australia

    Position Partners has extended its aerial mapping range with a new rotary-blade unmanned aerial vehicle for Australia - the Aibot X6 by Aibotix.

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  • X-Info Connect PriceFinder saves Metgasco’s time

    In response to these requirements, Mipela GeoSolutions and Property Data Solutions have created Australia's first innovative live property data update service, which involves the integration of Mipela's X-Info Connect stakeholder information management software with the PriceFinder online property search application.

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  • Working HDD in the Otway Ranges

    In 2011 Dunstans Construction Group, in conjunction with the Barwon Water Alliance, completed two horizontally directionally drilled crossings in the environmentally fragile Otway Ranges in order to replace multiple sections of the deteriorating Colac Pipeline.

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  • Planning for compliance, environmental maturity and performance

    As coal seam gas, oil, and water pipeline companies and projects aim to achieve increased environmental standards and performance, Certified Environmental Practitioners within these industry sectors are making a great effort to achieve this industry intent.

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  • Compensation: taking out the guesswork

    A landmark court case on compensation liability has helped highlight the importance of involving experienced valuers in the land access process, says a leading land access and valuation industry expert.

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  • The importance of managing Australia’s biosecurity

    The resources and energy sector provides many benefits for Australia, but the import activities associated with this sector can pose a biosecurity challenge for industry and the Federal Department of Agriculture.

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  • The importance of cadastral surveying for boundary work

    Surveying service company Definium advises its clients to stay on the front foot with boundary definition to minimise the risk of attracting standby rates from civil contractors and potentially compromising expensive infrastructure.

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  • EPBC evolution: what will the changes mean for your next project?

    The environmental regulatory regime that pipelines and other major projects operate under in Australia is complex and can be a frustrating and lengthy process. The Federal Government has commissioned a review of the legislation that governs this area and recently outlined its planned changes to the regime.

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