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|
|2019-103||Australian Government||QLD||Jellinbah Coal Mine – Central North Extension (EPBC 2018/8139) – Expansion||29 May 2019|
|2019-102||NSW||NSW||Narrabri Underground Mine Stage 3 Extension Project (Narrabri Mine Extension) (State Ref No 9882) – Expansion||16 Apr 2019|
|2019-101||Australian Government and NSW||NSW||Tahmoor South Coal Project (EPBC 2017/8084) – Expansion||18 Mar 2019|
|2018-100||Australian Government||QLD||Surat North CSG Project (EPBC 2018/8276) - Expansion||07 Feb 2019|
|2018-097||Australian Government||QLD||Middlemount Coal Mine Western Extension (EPBC 2017/8130) – Expansion||14 Nov 2018|