Hunter Gas Pipeline Project
Hunter Gas Pipeline Pty. Ltd. (HGP), with an established pipeline partner, proposes to build and operate a high pressure, underground (minimum depth of cover 750mm) steel gas pipeline to transport gas from the Wallumbilla Gas Hub near Roma in Queensland to Newcastle in NSW via Moree, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Quirindi, Scone, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Maitland.
HGP has Development Approval in place from the NSW Government. the Queensland Government and The Australian Federal Government, (see "Approvals" in the Information section).
The 833 kilometre pipeline is designed with offtake points at regional towns along the route, as well as the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and the Domestic NSW Market, including the Sydney Basin via Newcastle. The pipeline also has capability to supply gas to the regional areas of Dubbo and Tamworth via the Central Ranges gas pipeline.
HGP will be designed and constructed in accordance with the Australian Standard AS2885-2008 Pipeline- Gas and Liquid Petroleum.
The corridor was selected to ensure minimum impact on communities, landowners and the environment.
It is anticipated that the HGP will provide 350 construction jobs and 20 operational and maintenance jobs. Investment cost is estimated to be $1.2 billion.
The HGP will secure the gas and electricity future of NSW households and businesses by securely delivering competitively priced gas for manufacturing, heating and electricity generation during peak load periods.