upcoming activities consultation hub

seeking your input

We are committed to providing opportunities for the community and stakeholders to participate in the environmental approvals process through ongoing consultation.
We are currently seeking input from stakeholders and relevant persons in the development of one Offshore Project Proposal and eight Environment Plans, which are detailed below.

Relevant persons are those whose functions, interests or activities may be affected by our activities. This includes spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea and country, commercial and recreational fishing, tourism, individuals or groups in local communities.

This consultation is a requirement of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) which ensures that Offshore Project Proposals and Environment Plans comply with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 before any offshore activity can be undertaken.

offshore project proposal

An Offshore Project Proposal provides primary environmental approval for the whole project life and demonstrates that environmental impacts and risks will be managed to acceptable levels. It covers all phases of the project life from surveys, drilling, installation, operations, and decommissioning.

The Gorgon Gas Development Backfill Fields below outlines important information to assist stakeholders to provide initial feedback for the Offshore Project Proposal.

It is important to note that acceptance of an Offshore Project Proposal does not authorise the undertaking of an activity. The authorisation of an activity is granted through NOPSEMA’s acceptance of subsequent Environment Plans, which involve further consultation.

environment plans

In preparing an Environment Plan for submission to NOPSEMA, we must identify and consult with relevant persons, and consider their input

The information below outlines eight proposed activities, to assist relevant persons to provide feedback for the Environment Plans.

your feedback

We are gathering information that helps us better understand the environment: such as specific concerns, objections or claims about the potential impacts or management of an activity. For example, feedback might relate to environmental impacts and risks; control measures; monitoring environmental performance; values and sensitivities; or other relevant matters.

Fundamental objections, threats, social media comments, spam and petitions would not be considered as feedback.

For more information on the consultation requirements, please visit NOPSEMA’s website.

upcoming activities