Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact

Westside takes its environmental responsibilities seriously, working to minimise any negative environmental impacts across our operations.  We have completed environmental studies and audits on every site where we operate and have met or exceeded recommendations to protect the affected land and surrounding environment.  We also have comprehensive Environmental Management Plans in accordance with regulatory requirements for all levels of government.

We work closely with the Government to maintain monitoring and reporting systems across a range of safety and environmental issues, which aim to transparently provide relevant information in a timely manner.

Underground Water Impact Report (UWIR)

Westside has developed an Underground Water Impact Report (UWIR) for coal seam gas (CSG) operations within Petroleum Lease 94 (PL94), located in the Moura-Theodore district of the Banana Shire in Central Queensland. This report was developed in accordance with the requirements of section 381 and section 382 of Queensland’s Water Act 2000 (Water Act).

The UWIR for PL94 can be accessed at: UWIR PDF

You can also phone 07 3020 0900 to arrange for a hard copy to be posted to you if you write to the following address:

Environment Manager

Westside Corporation Pty Ltd

GPO Box 1121

Brisbane 4001

Environmental Authorities

Westside works collaboratively with all parties to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

The Department of Environment and Resource Management has granted Westside Environmental Authorities to conduct activities within PL 94, ATP 688P, ATP 769P, and within all areas in or surrounding the Greater Meridian Fields in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Westside’s operations are conducted in accordance with the guidance from these authorities and we continue to work closely with the Queensland Government in its efforts to protect the environment. Monitoring and reporting systems have been put in place to provide relevant information on safety and environmental issues in a transparent and timely manner.

Westside’s Australian Environmental Authorities can be accessed through the Queensland Government’s public register.

Activities in New Zealand are conducted under the Resource Management Act 1991.  Under this framework the South Taranaki District Council is responsible for the management of land use activities as laid out in their district plan.  Management of the natural and physical resources are managed by the Taranaki Regional Council under their various policy statements and regional plans such as the regional freshwater and air quality plans.

Pipeline Activities and Crossing Guidelines

Westside’s guidelines for notification and approval processes are aimed at conducting activities in accordance with the current relevant legislation.

For any pipeline activities or crossings, please contact Dial Before you Dig before work is commenced.

Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in substantial penalties imposed under the Petroleum & Gas Act and Regulations.