Northern Goldfields Interconnect Pipeline

Closed 8 Feb 2021

Opened 2 Feb 2021

Overview

APA Northern Goldfields Interconnect Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate the Northern Goldfields Interconnect Pipeline. The 300 mm diameter buried gas pipeline will extend for approximately 580 km, starting from Ambania (50 km east of Geraldton) to 40 km south of Leinster where it will connect into the existing Goldfields Gas Pipeline. The project will connect existing gas assets in the Mid West region with existing gas assets in the Northern Goldfields region.

The proposal includes associated aboveground infrastructure, such as a compressor station at Ambania and other stations such valve stations, scraper stations etc, at various locations along the pipeline.

The proposal is linear in nature and has an indicative development envelope of 12,404 ha.  Construction of the pipeline will include clearing of up to 2,286 ha, of which 1,934 ha will be native vegetation. The pipeline alignment will make use of existing infrastructure corridors where possible. The pipeline will intersect PEC/TEC Eucalypt Woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt.

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