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|
|2021-125||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Boggabri Coal Mine Modification 8 (EPBC 2021/8875) – Expansion||05 Sep 2021|
|2021-122||Australian Government and QLD||QLD||Saraji East Mining Lease Project (EPBC 2016/7791) – Expansion||30 Jun 2021|
|2021-123||Australian Government and QLD||QLD||Ensham Life of Mine Extension Project (EPBC 2020/8669) – Expansion||29 Jun 2021|
|2021-121||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Mount Pleasant Optimisation Project (EPBC 2020/8735) – Expansion||15 Mar 2021|
|2020-120||Australian Government||NSW||Russell Vale Colliery Revised Underground Expansion Project (EPBC 2020/8702) – Expansion||08 Feb 2021|
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|