Varanus Island Compression Project

Closed 16 Jan 2013

Opened 10 Jan 2013

Feedback updated 24 May 2013

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There were no comments on the referral.

We did

The EPA determined that the proposal would not be assessed, and provided public advice.


Apache Northwest Pty Ltd propose to extend their infrastructure on Varanus Island. This project involves the installation of two Solar Mars 100 gas turbine compressors, Centaur 40 power generator, pipe rack, equipment room, as well as supporting infrastructure and services including accommodation camp upgrade, wharf upgrades, construction of a kitchen/mess cyclone refuge, upgrade of concrete batching plant and bulk earthworks.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied. The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


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