New South Wales CSG - Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project

Published: June 18, 2020

coal seam gas, pilliga, narrabri, new south wales

The NSW Planning Department has recommended that Santos’ coal seam gas project of 850 gas wells near Narrabri in north west NSW be approved.

The Department has referred the decision on this proposal to the state's Independent Planning Commission (IPC).

The IPC is holding a public hearing into the project on 20-24 July and is taking submissions. 

You can get involved with the IPC process in a number of ways:

1. Make a submission:

Submissions to the Narrabri IPC can be made online and are due by the 31st July.

Check out these submission guides to help you get started...


Here are the resources from the dedicated Narrabri CSG Webinar to assist you in making a submission, including webinar recording, slides and Q and A:

2. Speak at the public hearing:

The Independent Planning Commission will hold a public hearing online during the week of 20-24 July. Members of the public will have the opportunity to present directly to the IPC Commissioners at this time. 

You must first register online by 10 July on this page.

3. Attend the IPC hearing via livestream.

Keep your eye out on this page for details of how to attend.  

4. Help spread the word about Narrabri IPC

Amplify the action and help make this response HUGE by sharing on social media.


Get the word out in your local area with these flyers and posters:



Together, we can use this time to show the biggest display of united opposition yet.

You can brush up on the Environmental Impact Statement and other material about the gasfield on the Major Projects website.

And you can start writing your submission by reading about The Risks and Resources.

Santos’ future plans could include seven gasfields from Dubbo to Moree.

This is a turning point for our state. Will we go down the path of destruction from coal seam gas, or will we protect our water resources? Will we invest instead in new energy options that won’t bankrupt future generations?


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Content on this site is authorised by Georgina Woods for Lock the Gate Alliance, Lismore NSW.