Arrow Energy environmental authority amendment application (EA0001401) (A-EA-AMD-100138467)

Project overview

Current stage

  • Decision stage

Proponent (applicant)

  • Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd

Application type

  • Existing environmental authority (EA) amendment application
  • Existing EA: EA0001401

Application received

  • 6 October 2021

Primary activity

  • Petroleum and gas
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Location of the Arrow Energy environmental authority major amendment application.


  • Chinchilla area

Local government area

  • Western Downs Regional Council

Application summary

  • Amendment of existing EA for the petroleum lease site (tenure number PL253), known as Hopeland, near Chinchilla.
  • The application will expand the proponent’s existing coal seam gas activities.
  • It proposes an additional 55 wells, gathering pipelines and other associated activities.
  • Arrow Energy’s EA amendment has been assessed by the department as a major amendment as it proposes to increase the surface area of the existing activities by more than 10% and involves a significant increase in the scale of the activity.
  • The former Linc Energy site is not included in Arrow Energy’s EA. However, the amendment application includes areas in proximity to it.

Application and supporting documents

Application and supporting documents can be viewed by searching the Petroleum and gas lease applications or amendment table on the department’s website.

The specific application can be found by filtering the table by applicant name, tenure number or a number of other fields.


The process for the assessment of this project is as follows:

  1. Application stage
    EA application (or amendment application) submitted to department
  2. Information request stage
    Department may request further information from applicant
  3. Public notification stage
    Public can view the EA application (or amendment application) and provide feedback
  4. Decision stage
    Department decides whether to approve EA application (or amendment application)

Key dates summary

  • 6 October 2021—Application received by department
  • 21 October 2021—Assessment level decision and information stage
  • 8 April 2022—Public notification stage (*Note—This was previously incorrectly listed as 8 May on our website)
  • 11 May 2022—Close of public submissions period
  • 6 July 2022—Original decision stage (extension granted)
  • 30 January 2023—Decision stage

Further information

  • Frequently asked questions
  • For enquiries relating to this EA amendment application submit an online enquiry using the contact us form on the department’s website or contact the department on 13 QGOV.
  • For enquiries about environmental monitoring in the Chinchilla area, submit an online enquiry using contact us form or contact the department on 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
  • For general enquiries relating to the former Linc Energy site can be directed to the Department of Resources on 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

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