Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) to Albemarle Lithium Plant Gas Pipeline Proposal

Closed 17 Feb 2019

Opened 11 Feb 2019

Overview

DBNGP (WA) Nominees Pty Limited propose to construct 670m of underground natural gas pipeline between the Albemarle Kemerton Plant (a lithium hydroxide manufacturing plant) and the existing Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline. 

The proposal is located in Kemerton, approximately 17km north-east of Bunbury and will provide natural gas to the Albemarle Kemerton Plant (Ministerial Statement No. 1085).

The proposed pipeline will be constructed within a 30m wide corridor requiring clearing of 2.1 hectares of post-agricultural land, plantation and native vegetation. Revegetation will be undertaken to restore a 25m wide area of the construction site (1.6 hectares), with a 5m wide area remaining clear above the pipeline alignment for maintenance access.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

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 EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals