Ministerial Media Statement (Extract)
‘The State Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a natural gas pipeline from Bunbury to Albany.
Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett and Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today announced the Bunbury to Albany gas pipeline would service Manjimup and towns along the corridor, including Donnybrook, Bridgetown and Mount Barker.
Expressions of interest from qualified companies will be called in early to mid-November.
The successful proponent would identify an easement up to 50m wide within the corridor and be responsible for consulting and negotiating with landholders and communities, and for obtaining relevant environmental, Native Title and planning approvals.
The pipeline will have minimal impact on the environment and private land use. Although the area will be protected under the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline legislation, activities such as cropping and grazing would still be permitted on land within the easement.’
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