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|
|2021-129||Australian Government||QLD||Gas Supply Security Project (EPBC 2020/8856) – Expansion||06 Feb 2022|
|2021-128||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Newstan Mine Extension Project (EPBC 2019/8528) – Expansion||15 Nov 2021|
|2021-127||NSW||NSW||Tomingley Gold Extension Project (GA-15823373) – Expansion||09 Oct 2021|
|2021-126||SA||SA||Leigh Creek Energy Project Stage 1 Commercial Development (EPBC 2021/8953) – Expansion||15 Sep 2021|
|2021-124||Australian Government and QLD||QLD||Winchester South Project (EPBC 2019/8458, EPBC 2019/8459, EPBC 2019/8460) – New Development||05 Sep 2021|
Interim committee project advice
|Regulator||Project location||Project name||Date of IESC advice||File|
|Australian Government||QLD||Codrilla Coal Project - EPBC 2009/4892||21 May 2012|
|Australian Government||QLD||Sonoma Coal Mine Extension - EPBC 2011/5800||21 May 2012|
|Australian Government||NSW||Dart Energy, Coal Seam Gas Exploration Pilot Appraisal Program - EPBC 2011/6154||19 Apr 2012|
|Australian Government||NSW||Apex Illawarra Coal Seam Gas Exploration Drilling and Gas Monitoring – EPBC 2011/5821||27 Mar 2012|
|Australian Government||NSW||Mount Pleasant Project - EPBC 2011/5795||24 Feb 2012|