Federal environment minister, the Hon Tony Burke MP, has approved the appointment of an expert panel to advise him on coal seam gas water management, for Queensland coal seam gas projects approved and conditioned under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.Those projects include the Queensland Curtis LNG project, the Santos Gladstone LNG project, and the Australia Pacific LNG project. The expert panel will provide advice on the adequacy of water management plans which the companies must submit under the conditions of approval.
The members of the expert panel are:
- Professor Paul Greenfield AO
- Professor Chris Moran, Director, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland
- Dr Richard Cresswell, Sinclair Knight Merz
- Ms Jane Coram, Geoscience Australia