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The Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) corridor is an area of land that houses the high-pressure gas pipelines which supplies gas to heavy and light industry consumers, electricity generation and homes within Western Australia.
The DBNGP corridor is approximately 1,600km in length, starting from the Burrup Peninsula near the town of Dampier in the North West to Brunswick near Bunbury in the South West of Western Australia. The DBNGP corridor also includes land for various high-pressure gas pipeline laterals to service areas such as Carnarvon, Geraldton, Pinjarra, Kwinana, Waroona and Harvey.
Constructed by the Western Australian State Government under the State Energy Commission Act 1979, the DBNGP is Australia's longest gas pipeline and one of Western Australia's most critical pieces of energy infrastructure. The DBNGP covers more than 1,597km starting from the Burrup Peninsula in the State's North West and finishing near Bunbury in the State's South West.
Upon sale of the DBNGP asset in 1998, the State Government retained management of the easement housing the DBNGP which is referred to as DBNGP corridor in the DBP Act.
Under the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997 (the Act), the land within the DBNGP corridor is administered by the DBNGP Land Access Minister.. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage assists the Minister in administering the DBNGP corridor. The department manages the DBNGP corridor by:
The current South West Widening Project is divided in two stages:
The DBNGP corridor is managed under the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997 (the Act). The Act is owned by the Minister for Energy and created the role and function of the DBNGP Land Access Minister. The current DBNGP Land Access Minister is the Minister for Lands.
The DBNGP Land Access Minister, on behalf of the State, manages access to the DBNGP corridor for the purpose of constructing and operating gas pipeline facilities. The DBNGP Land Access Minister also administers any restrictions (including activities and works) on the DBNGP corridor to protect the integrity and safety of the gas pipelines.
Where the DBNGP corridor crosses freehold land, generally native title is considered to have been extinguished. More information on native title can be found on the National Native Title Tribunal website.
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Manager Infrastructure Corridors
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
140 William Street
PERTH WA 6000
PO Box 1221
WEST PERTH WA 6872
Phone: (08) 6551 8002
Fax: (08) 6551 8002
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DBNGP (WA) Nominees Pty Limited (DBP)
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