A high-pressure gas pipeline through the Scenic Rim: a main line which threatens to open up the entire Scenic Rim to a massive expansion in coal seam gas production.
Development of a high-pressure gas pipeline through the Scenic Rim has progressed to planning application stage, with resource company Metgasco submitting details of the project to the New South Wales government for approval.
The 145 kilometre line will connect gaslands in northern New South Wales with the planned Bromelton Industrial Estate and Swanbank power station near Ipswich. Experts believe gas companies, active in the Scenic Rim, will also use the pipeline to export gas from our area. In similar situations elsewhere, this has involved a network extensive feeder pipelines, noisy 24-hour compressor stations and trucks to transport gas from areas not serviced by pipelines.
(coal seam gas pipelines and access roads in the Tara area)
Serious concerns have
also been raised about the impact on agricultural land and farm operations in
the Christmas Creek Valley, residential areas to the north of Beaudesert and the
World Heritage Border Ranges National Park. The pipeline involves clearing a 30 metre wide
corridor and will require numerous service roads, impacting on some landowner’s
ability to work their creek flat paddocks.
For more information
about Metgasco’s plans and more detailed mapping, you can download their
planning application from the New South Wales Government Planning website.
What you can do NOW! ...
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1. Get informed ...
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Links & Resources
Lock The Gate: A national alliance of 90 community, industry and environmental groups fighting CSG.
VIDEO: ABC Four Corners: Investigative documentary on coal seam gas mining and the cost to farmers and the environment.
VIDEO: Ch9 60 Minutes - Undermined: "It's happening in our backyard. And it's our laws and our politicians who are letting it happen."
Gasland Australia: See the trailer for the Oscar nominated documentary, plus the latest news on CSG.
Statements and opinions contained on this website are given in good faith. In the preparation of this information, Keep the Scenic Rim Scenic has relied on information including resource company reports (available on-line), resource company and Queensland Government websites, as well as numerous other sources. We believe, on reasonable grounds, this information is reliable and not misleading, however, we are aware the resource industry is constantly changing, as are company structures and ownerships. We strongly advise you also do your own research into all coal seam gas and coal related issues and draw your own conclusions from all information available.