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In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, on 30 October 2019, Santos lodged with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) an Application to Amend Environmental Authority EPPG00928713. The application relates to a proposed increase in boron levels associated with authorised releases of treated produced water to the Dawson River at the approximate proximity of latitude -25.708261 and longitude 149.145778. The proposed boron levels have been derived in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (ANZG 2018).

You may make a submission about the application during the submission period, which is until 23 March 2020, inclusive. See the Public Notice for instructions on how to make a submission.

View the Public Notice here.
View the Application Form here.
View the Supporting Information Report here.

In accordance with Condition 3 of the EPBC approval, on 22 May 2020 Santos lodged with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the Coniston/Novara Field Development Project annual compliance report (2019/2020) for EPBC 2011/5995, along with other documents published in accordance with the Coniston/Novara approval conditions.

As required by the Capacity Trading Reforms legislated under the National Gas (South Australia) Act 2008, and the associated Operational Transportation Service Code, Santos has published an OTSA for the Ballera Compression Facility which reflects current operational practices.

The OTSA is comprised of:

  • The Form of Agreement, view the document here.
  • The Facility Specific Terms, view the document here.
  • Sections 3 and 4 of the Code, view the Code here.

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, Santos Ltd lodged its annual compliance report on 24 July 2020. A copy of the report can be found here.

As required by the Gas Day Harmonisation under the National Gas Rules, attached is the Santos – Gas Day Harmonisation Transition Plan.

The Darwin LNG plant at Wickham Point operates under Environment Protection Licence 217 (EPL).

Comprehensive environmental impact assessments were undertaken for both Bayu-Undan field development and Darwin LNG plant before they were established:

Further information on the Environmental Management Programme for Darwin LNG during initial construction:

Bayu-Undan to Darwin Gas Export Pipeline

DLNG to PWC Pipeline

The DLNG to PWC Pipeline is a non-scheme transmission pipeline under the National Gas Rules, owned and operated by Darwin LNG.

Darwin LNG Transition Work Program


Darwin LNG has a 24-hour community hotline: 1800 267 600. Please call this number if you have any safety or environmental concerns relating to the facility.