Narrabri Shire Council

Mining & Gas Exploration in Narrabri Shire

Narrabri Shire is home to emerging resource industries of coal and gas and has been labelled the “New Coal Frontier” in New South Wales. Within the gas industry is an emerging vertically integrated energy producer, Santos. Not only is this an exploration company but is able to value add to its discoveries by turning the natural gas into electricity.

Narrabri Shire has been identified as the most “promising” gas field in NSW. Demand is increasing with the need to boost gas supply to the east coast and to power stations in the Hunter Region.

The Narrabri Shire area is estimated to contain around 12% of coal reserves available in NSW. Further exploration has resulted in the discovery of both natural conventional methane and coal seam methane gas. This exciting discovery means this area alone is estimated to have the potential to supply the entry requirements  NSW gas market for the next 50 years.

The existing above and underground coal mines in Narrabri Shire are currently extracting premium coal for export markets.

A broad range of ancillary businesses are calling Narrabri Shire home as they relocate to take advantage of the growing resource industries.

Some of the benefits seen by Narrabri Shire due to these emerging industries are;

  • Increased demand for all types of housing;
  • Increased demand for temporary accommodation
  • Increased number of ancillary companies;
  • Increased demand for serviced industrial land close to the mines;
  • Increased use of air and rental car services; and
  • Increased employment opportunities both in the mines and support businesses.

To view Council's Mining & Gas Position Paper click on the link below:

 Mining & Gas Position Paper

Whitehaven Coal

Idemitsu

Santos

Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA)

GISERA's aim is to provide scientific research and information on Australia's growing natural gas industry to community, government and industry alike. Current partners are CSIRO, Australia Pacific LNG, QGC, AGL, Santos and Origin Energy. 

For more information on GISERA and their research please visit www.gisera.org.au 

Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee

Information and minutes from the Narrabri Gas Project Community Consultative Committee can be located via the following link:

https://narrabrigasproject.com.au/community/consultative-committee/

 

Maules Creek Project Community Consultative Committee  

To view minutes from this committee please visit http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/maules_creek_environmental_management.cfm

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view details of the CCC meetings and the minutes from these meetings. 
 

Narrabri North Community Consultative Committee

To view minutes from this committee please visit http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/environment/narrabri_north_mine_environmental_management.cfm

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view details of the CCC meetings and the minutes from these meetings.

 

Boggabri Coal Community Consultative Committee

To view minutes from this committee please visit https://www.idemitsu.com.au/operations/boggabri-coal/community/community-consultative-committee/