The Queensland Government, through the Coordinator-General.
The Queensland Government has recognised that the co-location of linear infrastructure can improve land use and environmental outcomes and reduce impacts on landholders.
The Coordinator-General has declared three State Development Areas to facilitate the provision of infrastructure ‘superhighways’ and is considering one other. These corridors include from Callide, near Biloela to the Gladstone and from the Stanwell Energy Park, near Rockhampton to the Gladstone.
RLMS was engaged to conduct a route selection for these two infrastructure corridors on behalf of the State Government, which took into account the objectives and aims of various proposed and potential users. It also undertook consultation with land owners about the proposed route and provided and managed the GIS databases for these projects.
Proponents currently planning pipelines to deliver gas from the Surat Basin to large liquefied natural gas plants at Gladstone, are proposing to utilise the Callide Infrastructure Corridor, while a range of different uses from water, gas and slurry pipelines are potential users of the Stanwell Gladstone Infrastructure Corridor. The Gladstone Area Water Board are the most advanced proponents with an approved EIS for a water pipeline from the Fitzroy River to Gladstone using the corridor.
The Stanwell-Gladstone Infrastructure Corridor (SGIC) is a 100m wide, 90km long corridor between Stanwell Energy Park and the GSDA to house multiple underground pipelines.
The Callide Infrastructure Corridor (CIC) is a 200m wide, 44km infrastructure corridor providing for the co-location of underground pipelines to transport coal seam gas (CSG) to the proposed Curtis Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants within the GSDA. LNG proponent pipelines from the Surat Basin converge at Callide and are directed into the CIC.
Detailed Service Summary
RLMS coordinated the initial corridor selection processes based on information received from proponents and using key selection criteria based on engineering, land use, environmental, landowner requirements.
The route selection processes identified a number of route options and recommendations of a preferred route were detailed in a specialist report for the Client.
RLMS prepared the GIS mapping required for the preparation of all reports and in-field activities.
RLMS refined route based on feedback from detailed field review and landholder/stakeholder input. This included the establishment of a property database that is linked to GIS to manage all contact with landholders.
Individual landholder maps were prepared on behalf of the Client to inform landholders of the proposed route and as a basis for negotiation on easement acquisition.
Consultation with proponents of major projects and infrastructure proposals to assess objectives and requirements of corridors to/from the Gladstone State Development Area (GSDA) and Stanwell Energy Park.
Corridor demand assessment, route assessment, selection, option generation and recommendation of preferred routes.
Public and land owner consultation process, including negotiation of route alignment and land access with public and private landholders.