environmental approvals

The Gorgon Project was awarded approval for a three train, 15.6 million tonne per annum LNG facility in 2009, following an initial approval for a two train facility in 2007.

In July of 2014, Chevron Australia on behalf of the Gorgon Project Joint Venturers, moved to expand the Gorgon Gas Project to include a fourth LNG train, as well as additional fields and a third trunkline, and was granted all required Federal and State environmental approvals.

To meet the State and Commonwealth environmental conditions of approval, environment management plans have been developed by Chevron Australia and approved by the State and Commonwealth Governments. These environmental management plans are provided below.

Terrestrial and Subterranean Baseline State Environmental Impact Report >

Terrestrial and Subterranean Environment Protection Plan >

Terrestrial and Subterranean Environment Monitoring Program >

Terrestrial and Marine Quarantine Management System >

Short Range Endemics and Subterranean Fauna Monitoring Plan >

Fire Management Plan >

Coastal and Marine Baseline State and Environmental  Impact Report (MOF, Jetty, WAPET Landing and DSDG) >

Coastal and Marine Baseline State and Environmental Impact Report Appendices (MOF, Jetty, WAPET Landing and DSDG) >

Post Development Coastal and Marine State and Environmental Impact Survey >

Post Development Coastal and Marine State and Environment Impact Report - Offshore Feed Gas Pipeline System and Marine Component of the Shore Crossing >

Coastal and Marine Baseline State and Environmental Impact Report - Feed Gas Pipeline and the Marine Component of the Shore Crossing >

Coastal and Marine Baseline State and Environmental Impact Report - Domestic Gas Pipeline >

Long Term Marine Turtle Management Plan >

Marine Facilities Construction Environmental Management Plan >

Marine Environmental Quality Management Plan >

Coastal Stability Management and Monitoring Plan >

Coastal Stability Management and Monitoring Plan Supplement: Management Triggers >

Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program >

Solid and Liquid Waste Management Plan >

Reverse Osmosis Brine Disposal Management and Monitoring Plan >

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan >

Post Construction Rehabilitation Plan >

Best Practice Pollution Control Design Report >

Air Quality Management Plan >

Long Term Maintenance Dredging Monitoring and Management Plan >

expert panels

As part of its commitment to protect the biodiversity of Barrow Island, an A Class Nature Reserve, Chevron Australia has established ongoing independent Expert Panels to advise the Minister of Environment and Chevron Australia on quarantine and marine turtle matters.

Each Expert Panel is led by an independent chairperson and comprises of State and Commonwealth government department representatives, independent subject matter experts and Chevron representatives.

The recommendations of the Panels assist in the safe and successful execution of the Gorgon Project, and the ongoing conservation of Barrow Island. More information about the Expert Panels, including summaries of Panel meetings, can be obtained by members of the public by contacting Chevron Australia.

Terms of reference are as follows:

The Marine Turtle Expert Panel Terms of Reference >

The Quarantine Expert Panel Terms of Reference >

Panel membership:

The Marine Turtle Expert Panel Members >

The Quarantine Expert Panel Members >