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Santos is required to submit environment plans for its proposed activities to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for acceptance. In preparing an environment plan for submission to NOPSEMA, Santos must identify and consult with ‘relevant persons’.

A relevant person includes a relevant Commonwealth, State and Northern Territory Department or agency, and a person or an organisation whose functions, interests or activities may be affected by an activity proposed to be carried out under an environment plan.  Such functions, interests or activities may include those arising in relation to spiritual or cultural connections to land and sea country, tourism, recreational and commercial fishing, other commercial or recreational activities and local communities that might be affected by the proposed activity or activities (though these are merely illustrative examples and not an exhaustive list).

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Undertaking genuine and meaningful consultation with relevant persons is a key part of preparing the relevant environment plan. In light of this, Santos will be seeking feedback and input from relevant persons about how they may be affected by proposed activities and matters they would like Santos to consider in developing the relevant environment plan. Learnings from the consultation with relevant persons will be considered and where appropriate may inform development of, and be incorporated into, the relevant environment plan prior to submission to NOPSEMA.

As a first step, Santos is seeking to identify relevant persons.  Santos is seeking the names, contact details, feedback as to relevance and preferred manner of consultation for relevant persons (or potential relevant persons) in relation to Santos’ proposed activities. Details about each of these proposed activities are available on Santos’ website. This information may assist you to assess whether you are or may be a relevant person for a particular activity or activities.  The feedback received will assist Santos to provide each relevant person with information for them to better understand how the proposed activity may affect them, how to consult with them and how to seek further relevant persons’ feedback.

If you consider you or your organisation’s functions, interests or activities may be affected and you would like to nominate as a potential relevant person, please contact Santos on 1800 267 600 or by email, or complete the online form below to be included in consultations and provide feedback on how you would like to be consulted (as a relevant person).

If requested, any sensitive information provided in the below Relevant Person Nomination and Feedback Form, and otherwise during the consultation process, will not be published or otherwise made publicly available (other than as required by law).


Santos Limited, Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd and their related bodies corporate (collectively, we, our, us or Santos) collect personal information about you (which may include sensitive information about your Indigenous heritage or clan group) that you provide in this form and in any consultation with you. We use this information to engage with you, to receive and respond to any feedback that you provide, to include relevant information in any reports that we prepare, and for the purposes otherwise set out in our Barossa Gas Project Consultation Privacy Policy. Santos will handle your information in accordance with our Code of Conduct, our Confidentiality, IP and Privacy Procedure and Barossa Gas Project Consultation Privacy Policy. You can ask us for a copy of any of these documents by contacting us using the details set out below.

The laws that relate to consultation regarding the environment plans may require us to collect personal information about you if your feedback is to be included in any report we prepare (including so that a copy of that report can be provided to you if you request). If you do not provide your personal information, we may not be able to identify you as the person who provided particular feedback (including in any report relating to consultation) or discuss any feedback you have provided with you further.

The information you provide will be collected by or on behalf of us and may be disclosed to other companies in the Santos group, to third parties that help us run our business, or as required by law (including collection and disclosure of information to relevant government agencies and departments to which we are required to provide reports).  Your feedback may also be reflected in our environment plans (subject to any non-publication requests, as described below). We may disclose your personal information to recipients that are located outside of Australia, including in Papua New Guinea and the United States of America.

Our Barossa Gas Project Consultation Privacy Policy and related documents described in this Privacy Notice provide further information about how we store and use, and how you may access and correct, your personal information, and how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information (including how we will respond to that complaint). If you would like to request a copy of any personal information that we hold about you or request that we correct any such information that is inaccurate or incomplete, you can contact us in the following ways:

You may request that any information you provide in this form, or during any consultation, not be published (including as part of any environment plan or related reports). You can make this request by selecting the option in the form below.  If you select this option, the information will not be published and Santos may contact you to discuss your wishes.