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|
|2022-135||Australian Government||QLD||Isaac River Coal Mine (EPBC 2021/8980) New Development||03 Sep 2022|
|2022-134||Australian Government||QLD||Caval Ridge Mine Horse Pit Extension (EPBC 2021/9031) – Expansion||03 Sep 2022|
|2022-133||Australian Government||QLD||Fairview Water Release Scheme (EPBC 2021/8914) – Expansion||30 Jul 2022|
|2022-132||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Dendrobium Mine Extension Project (EPBC 2021/9115 and State Ref No SSI-33143123) - Expansion||09 Jun 2022|
|2022-131||Australian Government||QLD||Middlemount Southern Extension Project (EPBC 2021/8920) – Expansion||07 Jun 2022|
Interim committee project advice
|Regulator||Project location||Project name||Date of IESC advice||File|
|Australian Government||QLD||Santos Future Gas Supply - EPBC 2012/6357||31 Jul 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||Foxleigh Coal Mine Extension - EPBC 2010/5421||31 Jul 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||Middlemount Coal Project Stage 2 - EPBC 2010/5394||31 Jul 2012|
|Australian Government||NSW||Clarence Colliery Extension - EPBC 2012/6446||31 Jul 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||Alpha Coal Mine and Rail Project - EPBC 2008/4648||20 Jul 2012|