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Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline corridor

 
 

The Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) corridor is an area of land that houses the DBNGP, and sections of other high pressure gas pipelines where they tap into the DBNGP.

The DBNGP corridor is approximately 1600km long. It starts close to Woodside's North West Shelf Gas plant on the Burrup Peninsula near the town of Dampier and ends at Clifton Road in Brunswick, near the City of Bunbury. The DBNGP corridor also includes land for gas pipeline laterals including those to Carnarvon, Oakajee, Mungarra, Pinjar, Pinjarra, Wagerup, Worsley, Kemerton and several laterals to industry within the Kwinana area.

The DBNGP corridor traverses through 27 Local Government Authorities. For more information on this, please refer to the maps in Publications – Maps.

 


 

Legislation

The DBNGP corridor is managed under the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997 (DBPA). The DBPA is owned by the Minister for Energy. However, the DBPA also created the role and function of the DBNGP Land Access Minister. The current DBNGP Land Access Minister is Hon Rita Saffioti MLA.

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.

 


 

Role of the department

The department administers land use within the DBNGP corridor under the DBPA on behalf of the DBNGP Land Access Minister.

The Infrastructure Corridors (IC) team in the department manages the DBNGP corridor by:

  • acquiring additional land to be brought into the DBNGP corridor to install additional pipelines to service future needs of Western Australia
  • managing the conferral of rights on pipeline operators
  • providing advice to Western Australian Planning Commission on land use within the DBNGP corridor for development proposals including or in close proximity to the DBNGP corridor
  • regulating and managing non-pipeline related land use (activities and works) within the DBNGP corridor
  • educating industry, other government agencies, developers, Local Government Authorities, landowners and contractors with regards to land use within the DBNGP corridor.

The department works closely with the pipeline operators that have facilities within the DBNGP corridor.

 

Ownership and management

The Western Australian Government sold the DBNGP to EPIC Energy in 1998. In 2004, EPIC Energy subsequently sold the gas pipeline to the DBNGP (WA) Nominees Pty Limited (DBP) group. DBP have appointed WestNet Energy (a division of Alinta Asset Management Pty Ltd) as asset managers of the DBNGP.

The State Government has retained the management of the important land known as the DBNGP corridor.

The State ensures that the safety and integrity of the pipelines situated in this strategic piece of land is protected and that all users of the DBNGP corridor are dealt with in a fair and equitable manner.

Presentation - Brief history of the DBNGP corridor