The Australian Government and state government regulators refer coal seam gas and large coal mining proposals to the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC) for expert scientific advice on the potential water-related impacts of these developments.
In giving scientific advice the IESC considers all the potential impacts of the proposed development to water resources. This includes groundwater, surface water, water quantity and quality, ecosystems and ecological processes that affect the water resource and water-dependent assets.
This advice enables regulators to make their decisions based on the best available science.
The IESC publish all the scientific advice provided to regulators. You can use the search tool on this page to find any of this advice.
|Reference number||Regulator||Project location||Project name||Date of IESC advice||File|
|2022-140||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Moolarben Coal Complex OC3 Extension (EPBC 2022/9162 and SSD 33083358) – Expansion||07 Feb 2023|
|2022-139||QLD||QLD||Surat Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project – New Development||05 Feb 2023|
|2022-138||Australian Government||QLD||Moorlands Open Cut Coal Mine Project (EPBC 2015/7451) – New Development||16 Dec 2022|
|2022-137||Australian Government||NSW||Ashton Coal Operations Ravensworth Underground Mine (EPBC 2022/09208) – Expansion||14 Dec 2022|
|2022-136||Australian Government||QLD||Gregory Crinum Coal Mine M Block Extension Project (EPBC 2021/9127) – Expansion||09 Oct 2022|
Interim committee project advice
|Regulator||Project location||Project name||Date of IESC advice||File|
|Australian Government||NSW||Boggabri Coal Mine Extension - EPBC 2009/5256||09 Oct 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||Newlands Coal Extension Project - EPBC 2011/5968||05 Oct 2012|
|Australian Government||NSW||Gloucester Coal Seam Gas Project - EPBC 2008/4432||12 Sep 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||The Range Project - EPBC 2011/5860||10 Sep 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||Bowen Gas Project - EPBC 2012/6377||31 Jul 2012|