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|
|2020-120||Australian Government||NSW||Russell Vale Colliery Revised Underground Expansion Project (EPBC 2020/8702) – Expansion||08 Feb 2021|
|2020-119||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Narrabri Underground Mine Stage 3 Extension Project (EPBC 2019/8427) – Expansion||15 Dec 2020|
|2020-118||Australian Government and QLD||QLD||Central Queensland Coal Project (EPBC 2016/7851) – New Development||11 Dec 2020|
|2020-116||Australian Government||QLD||Isaac Plains East Extension Project (EPBC 2019/8548) – Expansion||31 Aug 2020|
|2020-115||Australian Government||QLD||Fairhill Coal Project (EPBC 2019/8549) – New Development||27 Jul 2020|
Interim committee project advice
|Regulator||Project location||Project name||Date of IESC advice||File|
|Australian Government||NSW||Coal Mining of Longwalls 415, 416 & 417, Springvale Colliery - EPBC 2011/5949 and Coal Mining of Longwalls 900 & 900W, Angus Place Colliery - EPBC 2011/5952||24 Feb 2012|