Approved underground water impact reports

Under section 385 of the Water Act 2000 (the Water Act), the chief executive has approved the following underground water impact reports (UWIRs) and final reports. The decision to approve these reports has been made following an assessment of the reports against the requirements of the Water Act to ensure that the modelling, strategies and obligations are appropriate.

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Table 1: UWIRs that are in effect
Report Responsible entityTenures Anniversary dayDecision Effective date Local government area
Underground water impact report for Bowen Basin project area 2022 (PDF, 20.6MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd PL191, PL196, PL223, PL224, PL486
ATP742, ATP1103, ATP1031 (PDF, 1.5MB)
21 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 194.1KB) 2 August 2022 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report ATP769 (PDF, 18.1MB) Westside ATP769P Pty Ltd ATP769 (PDF, 434.9KB) 5 November

Approved with conditions (PDF, 264.4KB)

No further UWIR required

1 August 2022 Banana Shire Council
Underground water impact report 2021-2024 for Greater Kenmore and Bodalla Area (PDF, 12.1MB) Bridgeport (Cooper Basin) Pty Ltd PL31, PL32, PL47, PL256, PL482, PL483, PL484 (PDF, 339.4KB) 26 July Approved with conditions (PDF, 604.5KB) 26 July 2022 Quilpie Shire Council
Underground water impact report for ATP644 (PDF, 2.6MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd ATP644 (PDF, 4.4MB) 6 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 285.2KB) 15 July 2022 Logan City Council
Underground water impact report for ATP2019 (PDF, 6.9MB) Galilee Energy ATP2019 (PDF, 272.5KB) 1 February Approved with conditions (PDF, 187.3KB) 15 July 2022 Barcaldine Regional Council and Longreach Regional Council
Underground Water Impact Report for Buck Reef West Pit, Ravenswood Gold Mine (PDF, 46.5MB) Ravenswood Gold Pty Ltd ML100144, ML100145, ML100149, ML100172 (PDF, 230.4KB) 24 November Approved with conditions (PDF, 855.6KB) 24 February 2022 Charters Towers Regional Council
Underground water impact report for Saraji Open Cut Extension Project ML700021 (PDF, 7.9MB) BHP Coal Pty Ltd ML700021 (PDF, 684.2KB) 11 October Approved with conditions (PDF, 2.4MB) 29 July 2021 Isaac Regional Council
Underground water impact report for ATP940 (PDF, 5.3MB) Circumpacific Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd ATP940 (PDF, 367.9KB) 13 June Approved with conditions (PDF, 149.6KB) 13 July 2021 Bulloo Shire Council
Underground water impact report for the Cooper Basin Oil and Gas Fields – Amended (PDF, 88.8MB) Santos Limited PL107, PL82, PL83, PL108, PL109, PL110, PL111, PL112, PL113, PL114, PL117, PL129, PL130, PL131, PL132, PL133, PL134, PL136, PL137, PL138, PL139, PL140, PL141, PL142, PL143, PL144, PL145, PL146, PL147, PL25, PL85, PL86, PL148, PL151, PL152, PL154, PL155, PL158, PL159, PL177, PL178, PL181, PL186, PL188, PL207, PL208, PL241, PL25, PL254, PL255, PL26, PL34, PL61, PL62, PL79, PL80, PL156, PL81, PL84, PL86, PL26, PL34, PL61, PL75, PL98 and PL59 (PDF, 369.8KB) 8 July Approved with conditions (PDF, 585.4KB) 11 March 2021 Bulloo Shire Council, Barcoo Shire Council and Quilpie Shire Council
Underground water impact report for ML700042 (PDF, 15.4MB) Anglo Coal (Moranbah North Management) Pty Ltd ML700042
(PDF, 3.6MB)
28 January Approved with conditions (PDF, 590.2KB) 28 January 2021 Isaac Regional Council 
Underground water impact report ATP744 (PDF, 60.4MB) Comet Ridge Limited ATP744 (PDF, 256.4KB) 3 April Approved with conditions (PDF, 1.1MB) 30 July 2020 Barcaldine Regional Council, Charters Towers Regional Council and Isaac Regional Council  
Underground water impact report for Ironbark No.1 Mine (PDF, 30.7MB) Fitzroy (CQ) Pty Ltd ML700024 (PDF, 285.3KB) 8 November Approved with conditions (PDF, 2.5MB) 8 November 2019 Isaac Regional Council
Underground water impact report for PL94 (PDF, 6.6MB) Westside Pty Ltd PL94 (PDF, 94.7KB) 29 August Approved with conditions (PDF, 763.3KB) 10 October 2019 Banana Shire Council
Underground water impact report for the Bowen Basin project area (PDF, 55.5MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd PL191, PL196, PL223, PL224, ATP1103, ATP742, ATP1031 (PDF, 724.6KB) 21 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 264.8KB) 9 July 2019 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report for ATP688 (PDF, 2.8MB) Westside Corporation Limited ATP688 (GIF, 60.7KB) 20 September Approved with conditions (PDF, 475.2KB) 14 November 2017 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report for ATP564 (PDF, 5.0MB) Harcourt Petroleum N.L ATP564 (PDF, 645.2KB) 9 September Approved with conditions (PDF, 97.8KB) 29 November 2016 Banana Shire Council
Underground water impact report for ATP602 (PDF, 5.1MB) Harcourt Petroleum N.L ATP602 (PDF, 752.0KB) 9 September Approved with conditions (PDF, 97.7KB) 29 November 2016 Banana Shire Council
Underground water impact report for ATP855 (PDF, 4.3MB) Beach Energy Limited ATP855 (PDF, 270.4KB) 21 June Approved with conditions (PDF, 312.7KB) 21 June 2016 Bulloo Shire Council
Underground water impact report for PL98 (PDF, 5.9MB) Bridgeport Energy Pty Ltd PL98 21 November Approved with conditions (PDF, 307.7KB) 8 June 2016 Barcoo Shire Council
Underground water impact report for PL214 (PDF, 4.9MB) Bridgeport Energy Pty Ltd PL214 21 November Approved with conditions (PDF, 303.5KB) 8 June 2016 Quilpie Shire Council
Underground water impact report for ATP814P (PDF, 7.2MB) Blue Energy Limited 814P 1 December Approved with conditions (PDF, 112.9KB) 31 March 2016 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report for PL237 and PL324 (PDF, 14.4MB) Glencore Coal Queensland PL237 and PL324 16 December Approved with conditions (PDF, 313.3KB) 16 December 2015 Central Highlands Regional Council and Isaac Regional Council
Underground water impact report ATP1056 (PDF, 2.4MB) AGL Energy Limited ATP1056 (JPG, 491.1KB) 8 July Approved with conditions (PDF, 231.9KB) 8 July 2014 Bulloo Shire Council

Under the Water Act, a cumulative management area (CMA) may be declared if an area contains two or more resource tenures, including tenures on which coal seam gas and mining activities operate, and where there may be cumulative impacts on groundwater resulting from water extraction by the tenure holders. The UWIR for a CMA is prepared by the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment, which is an independent office established under Chapter 3A of the Water Act.

Table 2: Cumulative Management Areas

Report

Responsible entity

CMA map

Anniversary day

Decision

Local government area

Underground Water Impact Report for the Surat Cumulative Management Area

Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment

Map of the Surat Cumulative Management Area (PDF, 1.6MB)

16 December

Approved with conditions (PDF, 612.6KB)

Balonne Shire Council, Marengo Regional Council, Central Highlands Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council, Banana Shire Council and Goondiwindi Regional Council

Table 3: Approved UWIRs that are no longer in effect

Report

Responsible entity

Tenures

Anniversary day

Decision

Date UWIR ceased to be in effect

Local government area

Underground water impact report for Bowen Basin project area 2019 (PDF, 55.5MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd PL191, PL196, PL223, PL224, PL486
ATP742, ATP1103, ATP1031 (PDF, 1.5MB)
21 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 755.5KB) 2 August 2022 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council

Underground water impact report ATP744

Comet Ridge Limited

ATP744

3 April

Approved with conditions (PDF, 235.0KB)

30 July 2020

Barcaldine Regional Council, Charters Towers Regional Council and Isaac Regional Council

Underground water impact report for ATP769 (PDF, 12.9MB)

Westside Corporation Limited

ATP769 (PDF, 800.2KB)

5 November

Approved with conditions (PDF, 1.0MB)

5 September 2019

Banana Shire Regional Council

Underground water impact report for Bowen Basin project area 2016 (PDF, 12.6MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd PL191, PL196, PL223, PL224, PL486
ATP742, ATP831 ATP1103, ATP1031 (PDF, 1.5MB)
21 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 978.8KB) 9 July 2019 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report for Beach Energy Oil Fields, Eromanga Area, SWQ Beach Energy Ltd PL31, PL32, PL47, PL184, PL256 and ATP269 12 November Approved with conditions (PDF, 238.9KB) 12 November 2017 Quilpie Shire Council
Underground water impact report ATP1031 2014 (PDF, 5.2MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd ATP1031 (PDF, 1.8MB) 21 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 256.9KB) 27 October 2016 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report for ATP1103 2014 (PDF, 21.8MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd ATP1103 (PDF, 1.5MB) 6 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 696.9KB) 27 October 2016 Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council
Underground water impact report for ATP644 (PDF, 2.1MB) Arrow Energy Pty Ltd ATP644 (PDF, 4.4MB) 6 March Approved with conditions (PDF, 306.4KB) 10 June 2016 Logan City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council

Note: This is a list of UWIRs that were approved by the chief executive, but through the operation of section 388 of the Water Act have been ‘superseded’ by a more recent UIWR coming into effect. Refer to Table 1 for the list of UWIRs which have been approved by the chief executive and are currently in effect.

Table 4: Final reports that have been approved

Report

Responsible entity

Tenures

Decision

Effective date

Local government area

Final Report for ATP831 (PDF, 3.1MB)

Arrow Energy Pty Ltd

ATP831 (PDF, 3.4MB)

Approved without conditions (PDF, 82.0KB)

9 July 2019

Banana Shire Council and Central Highlands Regional Council