2.3.4 Baseline and coal resource development pathway

The existing and most likely coal and coal seam gas (CSG) resource developments within the Gloucester subregion are summarised in this section. This section builds on information provided in Section 1.2.3 and Section 1.2.4 of companion product 1.2 for the Gloucester subregion (Hodgkinson, 2014) and companion product 2.6.1 (Zhang et al., 2018) and companion product 2.6.2 (Peeters et al., 2018) about locations, resource figures and development status relative to environmental impact statements (EISs). In some cases, the current status is prior to an EIS being submitted and its inclusion in Table 8 does not imply that development will necessarily occur. The area of AGL Energy Limited’s (AGL) proposed Stage 1 gas field development area is also included in Figure 10. Coal mine expansion is planned at Yancoal Australia Ltd’s (Yancoal) Stratford and Duralie mines and a new coal mine is planned by Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL) at Rocky Hill. For numerical modelling purposes the coal resource development pathway (CRDP) was finalised in October 2015, and while AGL withdrew from their proposed Gloucester Gas Project in December 2015, as per the companion submethodology M04 (as listed in Table 1) for developing a coal resource development pathway (Lewis et al., 2014), the CRDP was not revisited.

Water management information for three coal mines and a gas project is also summarised. In the Gloucester subregion, water management plans for existing and proposed coal and CSG resource developments are designed to achieve no overflow from on-site water storages to the neighbouring water bodies. Excess water is disposed through on-site irrigation.

Last updated:
22 January 2019