Submission on Draft Development Control Policy 4.3 Planning for High Pressure Gas Pipelines

 

The Property Council of Australia proposes that the draft policy for planning for high pressure gas pipelines requires the highest level of government leadership to reframe the policy to:

  1. Provide greater transparency, increase certainty and reduce risk to a proponent; and ensure independent decision making;

  2. Require the cost burden to be the responsibility of the pipeline operator and not the landowner; and,

  3. Enable innovation in the funding of gas infrastructure upgrades that will deliver wider benefits to government, industry and the community.

This submission is considered to be of significant strategic importance to the state’s ability to collectively deliver infrastructure solutions and as such has been endorsed by the Property Council Planning and Urban Economic Committee as well as approved by last night’s Division Council meeting.