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|
|2020-114||Australian Government and QLD||QLD||Isaac Downs Coal Mine Project (EPBC 2019/8413) – New Development||12 May 2020|
|2020-111||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Glendell Continued Operations Project (EPBC 2019/8409 and SSD 9349) – Expansion||11 Mar 2020|
|2020-112||NSW||NSW||Russell Vale Revised Underground Expansion Project (MP 09_0013) Expansion||05 Mar 2020|
|2019-110||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Bulga Optimisation Project MOD 3 / Bulga Underground Operations MOD 7 (EPBC 2018/8300 and SSD 4960 / DA 376-8-2003) – Expansion||16 Dec 2019|
|2019-108||NSW||NSW||Russell Vale Colliery Underground Expansion Project (MP 09_0013) - Expansion||19 Nov 2019|