GB Gas Project EPA Works Approval

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has approved an application from GB Energy Pty Ltd for a Works Approval for the development of a gas compressor station at Sandy Camp Road, Dutson.

The proposed gas compressor station forms part of the of the Golden Beach Gas Project that includes two offshore wells and a gas pipeline. The works approval is limited to the gas compressor station and none of the other major components of the Golden Beach Gas Project.

GB Energy (Vic) Pty Limited (GB Energy) proposed development of the Golden Beach Gas Project. The Project would develop the Golden Beach gas field located in the Gippsland Basin, 3 km offshore from Golden Beach. The Project includes a two-year gas production phase followed by a long-term gas storage phase.

The Project would include the following key infrastructure components:

  • Two subsea horizontal wells approximately 3.8 kilometres offshore south from Golden beach, a 2.5-kilometre subsea pipeline and subsea infrastructure and a 1.3-kilometre pipeline shore crossing to the south of Golden Beach
  • A 21-kilometre buried pipeline in a 30-metre wide right of way from south-west of Golden Beach to Longford
  • Associated pipeline infrastructure, including a gas compressor station at Sandy Camp Road, Dutson to compress the gas and collect water entrained in the gas.

The Minister for Planning has assessed an environment effects statement (EES) for the Project specifying procedures and requirements including areas it must investigate and report on. It concluded that the residual impacts and risks of impacts are appropriately managed by proposed mitigation measures.

To read the full Works Approval process please go to https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/for-community/current-projects-issues/major-infrastructure-and-development/golden-beach-gas-project

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