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Guidelines for the preparation of Pipeline Consultation Plans

Pipelines Act 2005

INTRODUCTION

The Pipelines Act 2005 specifies that a proponent for a pipeline project must prepare a consultation plan for the proposed pipeline before giving notice of intention to enter land or notice of a pipeline corridor to land owners and occupiers. The purpose of the consultation plan is to show how the proponent will consult with land owners and occupiers about the proposed pipeline.

his guideline relates to proposals and applications made for pipeline projects under the Pipelines Act 2005 (the Act) and Pipelines Regulations 2007 (the Regulations). These largely relate to gas or oil pipelines but include pipelines conveying some other fluids. The types of pipeline to which the Act applies are specified in Section 9 of the Act; Schedule 1 specifies pipeline exemptions.

Pipeline projects are generally undertaken over several months or even years, making the maintenance of open communication between stakeholders critical to successful outcomes. During the life of a pipeline project, innumerable complex interactions between proponents, subcontractors, agents, land owners and occupiers as well as government agencies may be required. Transparency of processes and decision making is important to all parties involved.

1.0 Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) Minerals and Petroleum Division

The Minerals and Petroleum Division (MPD) of the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (the department) is responsible for regulating the minerals, petroleum, geothermal, pipeline and extractive industries in Victoria and its offshore waters. The department provides advice to both proponents and land owners and occupiers regarding pipeline projects and associated issues. The department undertakes this work through the administration of the Act. This includes setting environmental standards, requiring monitoring and ensuring that industry operations meet community expectations.

1.1 Purpose of this Guideline

This document is aimed at helping proponents develop consultation plans to meet requirements outlined in the Pipelines Act 2005 and Pipelines Regulations 2007 with regard to land owners and occupiers. The purpose of the consultation plan is to ensure that the required information about the pipeline project is conveyed to land owners and occupiers by proponents. Proponents are also advised about when and how to make application for approval of a consultation plan. Recommendations about record keeping and document structure have also been included because an organised approach to communications enhances consultation between proponents and land owners and occupiers.

The guideline is also intended to present information about what constitutes good communication and to help proponents incorporate this into consultation practices for everyday operations. Adapted from the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources, the Principles for Engagement with Communities and Stakeholders, (National Library of Australia Catalogue Data 2005) put meaning to a minimum set of standards to be used when consulting with owners and occupiers of land:

1. Communication

a. Open and effective engagement involves both listening and talking
b. Two-way communication
c. Clear, accurate and relevant information
d. Timeliness.

2. Transparency

a. Clear and agreed information and feedback processes:
b. Unambiguousness
c. Reporting.

3. Collaboration

a. Work cooperatively to seek mutually beneficial outcomes.

4. Inclusiveness

a. Recognise, understand and involve communities and stakeholders early and throughout the process.

5. Integrity

a. Conduct engagement in a manner that fosters mutual respect and trust.

Methodology for implementation of the consultation plan will be determined by each proponent according to the organisational capacity and the scope of the pipeline project. While implementation is not discussed in this document, proponents should develop a policy specific to consultation for the purpose of guiding overall activities.

The policy should include roles and responsibilities for implementation, a commitment to high quality consultation practices, and a framework for setting performance targets and objectives that incorporate continuous improvement. The Victorian Farmers Federation and the Australian Pipeline Industry Association Pipeline Easement Guideline 2004 may also be used to supplement this guideline in relation to pipeline development issues (please see Further Information).

These guidelines have been carefully prepared to be consistent with the Pipelines Act 2005 and the Pipelines Regulations 2007. However, in the case of inconsistency, the Act and Regulations will prevail.

LEGISLATION

The principal Act and Regulations that are relevant to onshore transmission pipelines and administered by the MPD are:

2 Pipeline Approvals

To construct and operate a pipeline, a proponent must not only have an approved consultation plan but also be the holder of a Licence to Construct and Operate a Pipeline.

In addition, the proponent must have access to land, either by agreement or compulsory acquisition and the following items:

  • A Safety Management Plan for the operation and maintenance of the pipeline accepted by Energy Safe Victoria.
  • An Environment Management Plan for the pipeline construction, operation and maintenance accepted by the Minister.
  • Written consent to operate a Pipeline (convey substances) from the Minister.

The proponent must also comply with other Victorian and Commonwealth legislation.

2.1 Consultation Plan Approval

Within twenty-one (21) days, written notice will be sent to the proponent confirming if the consultation plan has been approved or not. Once a proponent has received approval of the consultation plan, the process necessary for continuing the pipeline licensing may proceed.
If the department decides not to approve a consultation plan, the proponent may submit a new consultation plan or submit amendments to the original plan for the departments approval. Within twenty-one (21) days of receiving the new or amended consultation plan, the department must decide whether or not to approve the plan and advise the proponent of that decision.

In practice, a proponent should come to the department early and discuss the issues surrounding the proposed pipeline and the land to be impacted. The department can provide advice about the best approach and structure for the consultation plan to avoid delays in the approval process.

2.2 Compensation to land owners and occupiers

Land owners and occupiers will often seek compensation for the use of and impacts to their land. Pipeline proponents must present clear and accurate information during negotiations that will outline the impacts and management practices associated with pipeline development. Once this information has been presented, an agreement to proceed, which details specific arrangements between proponents and owners and occupiers of land may be reached.

If an agreement cannot be reached, the Act provides for a proponent to apply to the Minister for consent to compulsorily acquire an easement over the private land. Before making a decision on such an application, the Minister must be satisfied that the proponent has provided the approved consultation information to the owners or occupiers as well as taken all reasonable steps to reach an agreement.

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) have produced guidelines which outline how pipeline development occurs, how it can affect land owners and how APIA members will consult and work with land owners affected by pipeline projects. These guidelines were developed to assist Victorian Farmers Federation members to work through the unfamiliar process of negotiating with an infrastructure company for an easement through their property. Additional land owner information can be found on this website .

2.4 Compulsory acquisition

The Act specifically requires the proponent to describe the processes relating to compulsory acquisition, including the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986 in the approved consultation information. The information should identify when the owner or occupier formally has the opportunity to provide input into the process and should include a caveat that it is not legal advice.
Importantly, the proponent should outline the processes available to owners and occupiers where an agreement cannot be reached.
When making a decision about compulsory acquisition, the Minister must be satisfied that the approved consultation information was provided to the owners and occupiers of the land in question. Further, it is essential to correctly serve the notice of a pipeline corridor because it starts the six month clock before compulsory acquisition of easements can be sought.

CONSULTATION PLANS

Developing consultation plans does not have to be an exhaustive and expensive endeavour. This guideline demonstrates how to effectively and efficiently develop a consultation plan to meet the requirements of the Act and Regulations and how to proactively manage issues that have the potential to cause delays. The scope of the consultation plan should be proportionate to the complexity of the pipeline and will depend on several factors. These include the size and location of the pipeline, the number of land owners and occupiers concerned and the significance of the land to be impacted.

3 Purpose of the consultation plan

The plan delineates the procedures for implementing consultation with owners and occupiers. The goals for the consultation must include informing owners and occupiers as well as building workable relationships with them. It is important to remember that as consultation progresses, the associated objectives and activities will need to evolve. For example, during the early stages the purpose is to generate basic awareness of pipeline projects and to address statutory requirements. As issues are identified during data collection, the objectives will focus on advising the land owners and occupiers about their involvement.

The consultation plan will be in effect for the life of the project and must incorporate enough flexibility to be implemented through all phases of pipeline development. A consultation plan that incorporates good documentation to support the pipeline development process will also enhance opportunities to create cooperative solutions and provide a lasting historical account of discussions and commitments for proponents. The creation and use of a consultation plan contributes to certainty and transparency about the proposal and proponents activities for all stakeholders.

Once a plan has been accepted and successfully implemented, it may become the model foundation for future pipeline projects. Additionally, the plan may be used to conduct the wider stakeholder consultation required for the Construction Environment Management Plan.

3.1 Build the consultation plan

The consultation plan provides the foundations for the relationship between pipeline proponents and land owners and occupiers as well as a guide for all personnel associated with the pipeline project on behalf of the proponent. Land owners and occupiers must be supplied with high-quality, comprehensive information about the pipeline process early in order to ensure they have time to consider the issues appropriately, and seek more information as required. This also allows land owners and occupiers to prepare for constructive dialogue with the proponent.

A thorough consultation plan will be the tool through which land owner and occupier expectations' can be understood and addressed. The consultation plan aims to guide proponents in their effort to create awareness in the target audience about the pipeline project and to elicit a two-way exchange of information that improves the pipeline project development. Land owners and occupiers may have important local knowledge about the area including current land use, condition, issues of concern, history, and awareness about environmental and community sensitivities. Consultation on the pipeline project must also inform land owners and occupiers about what actions they can take to further understand their rights and to have issues addressed.

To develop an effective consultation plan, it is important to follow these steps:

  • Identify the target audience of land owners and occupiers
  • Include the required consultation information
  • Distribute the required consultation information
  • Outline the sequence and timing of consultation
  • Provide training about consultation practices as and when required to pipeline personnel

3.1.1 Identify the target audience of land owners and occupiers

In order to meet the pipeline consultation plan objectives, the audience that must be reached through the consultation must be identified. As required by the Act, the target audience for pipeline consultation plans is the group of land owners and occupiers to be served a notice under either section 19 (Notice of intention to enter land) or section 27 (Proponent to give notice to land owner and occupier in corridor). In the case of Crown land, the term land owner includes the Native Title holder.

3.1.2 Include the required consultation information

The minimum information requirement for consultation plans is outlined in Section 17(2) of the Act (see Appendix I).

While the consultation information can be generic to all pipelines, it must be conveyed with enough detail so that land owners and occupiers gain an adequate understanding of pipeline issues relevant to their interest. At a minimum, the required consultation information must describe each stage of pipeline activities and the associated impacts. The impacts may be addressed in the context of the management practices to be implemented through the accepted construction environment management plan and safety management plan. Additionally, the approved consultation information must identify both temporary and permanent impacts to the land and to land owner and occupier activities.

An example of the information that should be presented for discussion with land owners and occupiers can be found in Appendix II. Any other information that is considered relevant and appropriate by the proponent should also be included. Each pipeline project is unique, and individual project characteristics will determine the scope of the subject matter, over and above minimum requirements.

The value of using pictures, diagrams and flow charts to convey information cannot be overstated. Images stimulate understanding in a manner that words on a printed page cannot. Additionally, the use of small packages of relevant information relevant to the stage of pipeline development makes assimilation much easier. Where the proponent references legal requirements, they should be fully described in plain English.

Accurate records of consultation that include the date, time, participants, key issues and outcomes are essential. These will provide validation for use in evaluation processes and evidence of good faith negotiation if it is necessary to seek compulsory acquisition of land.

Any information exchanged as part of pipeline consultation must meet the requirements of the Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000 and any other relevant legislation.

3.1.3 Distribution of the required consultation information

Proponents must carefully consider the best method for communicating with the land owners and occupiers during consultation and build this into the plan. The information that will be of interest to land owners and occupiers relates to how the pipeline project will impact on them. This information must be collated in a style and format that is suited to the audience and then distributed through communication channels that are convenient and accessible to land owners and occupiers.

3.1.4 Sequence and timing of consultation

A consultation plan should include a schedule that outlines the sequence and estimated duration of events for pipeline consultation and the pipeline project milestones. Specific dates may not be known for some time after consultation has commenced, but a mechanism for updating the land owners and occupiers as these dates are confirmed should be addressed in the plan. Important events or commitments that require the input and/or output of either the proponent or the land owners and occupiers should be highlighted in the schedule.

3.1.5 Training

It may be necessary to offer training on the requirements of the approved consultation plan for pipeline representative(s) likely to be involved such as land agents and crew supervisors. Appropriate training will ensure that the information being provided is consistent with both the proponents policy and the consultation plan. Inviting one or more members of the land owner and occupier group to assist the proponent with delivery of the information may also benefit the consultation process and increase opportunities for mutual understanding.

3.2 When to submit a consultation plan for approval

The submission of a consultation plan for approval is a pre-licence activity. A consultation plan must be approved prior to the following activities being conducted:

  • Giving notice to land owners and occupiers of intention to enter land under section 19 of the Act, or
  • Giving notice to land owners and occupiers of a pipeline corridor under section 27 of the Act.

Under the Act, a proponent must have a department approved consultation plan prior to applying for a pipeline licence. All proponents should approach the department early to enhance the efficiency of the approval process for consultation plans and for advice specific to particular projects.

3.3 How do I submit a consultation plan?

The consultation plan must be submitted to the Department for assessment. The submission should include both an electronic and hard copy of the plan which may be submitted by email to operational.reports@dpi.vic.gov.au and delivered via post and/or hand to:

Manager Petroleum and Geothermal Operations
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
A note of acknowledgement clearly displaying the date of application will be provided.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This booklet is intended as a guide only and is not a replacement for the relevant legislation or independent legal advice.

Organisations

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Minerals and Petroleum Division

Website: Earth resources online store

Energy Safe Victoria

Level 3, 4 Riverside Quay
SOUTHBANK
Postal Address: PO Box 262, Collins Street West, Vic. 8007

Telephone: (03) 9203 9700
Facsimile: (03) 9686 2197

Email: info@esv.vic.gov.au
http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/

Victorian Farmers Federation

Level 5, 24-28 Collins Street
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000

Phone (03) 9207 5555
Fax (03) 9207 5500

http://www.vff.org.au

Victorian legislation

Legislation can be found on the internet web at http://www.dms.dpc.vic.gov.au
Federal legislation can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.au/ or http://www.austlii.edu.au

Pipeline related publications

Former Department of Primary Industries VIC

Pipelines Act 2005

Onshore Pipeline approval process within Victoria, 2005

Pipelines Landowner Questions Answered, July 2004

Advice on acquisition of pipeline easements, July 2004

Compulsory acquisition of easements for pipelines, July 2004

Proposed Pipelines Regulations, 2007: Regulatory Impact Statement

Review of pipelines Act 1967 Discussion Paper (2002)

Proposal Paper for new Pipeline legislation (2005)


Australian Standards**

AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines-Gas and Liquid Petroleum- Design and Construction

AS 2885.3-2001 Pipelines - Gas and Liquid Petroleum - Operation and Maintenance


Australian Pipeline Industry Association

Onshore Pipeline Projects Construction Safety Guidelines (2005)

APIA/Farmers Federation Pipeline Easement Guidelines (2004)

APIA Code of Environmental Practice Onshore Pipelines (2005)


Victorian Farmers Federation

Pipeline Development Brochure


Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources

Principles for Engagement with Communities and Stakeholders (2005)

APPENDIX I Pipelines Act 2005, Section 17

Consultation Plan Requirements:

17. Requirements for consultation plan

(1) A consultation plan must

(a) be prepared in accordance with the regulations; and

(b) set out the information that the proponent is to provide to owners and occupiers of land to whom notice must be given under Division 2 or 3.

(2) The information to be provided to owners and occupiers of land must include

(a) general information about the types of activities to be undertaken by the proponent for the purpose of any survey under Division 2 or the construction and operation of the pipeline;

(b) information about how potential adverse impacts of the construction and operation of the pipeline on land, health, safety and the environment are to be managed;

(c) details of the procedures that are to be followed under this Act and any other Act to permit the construction and operation of the pipeline including the procedures for any compulsory acquisition of land;

(d) a statement

(i) advising that owners and occupiers of land may seek independent advice on the pipeline proposal; and

(ii) setting out current contact information for the Department.

APPENDIX II Example of Consultation Information

The following points should be considered in the development of a pipeline consultation plan.
General information provided by the proponent to the land owners and occupiers:

1. Introduction of the proponent and pipeline project proposal, including contact details

2. Details about the Department and Energy Safe Victoria, including

  • Role
  • Contact details

3. Description of the statutory documents, including

  • Construction Environment Management Plan
  • Construction Safety Management Plan
  • Operations Environment Management Plan
  • Operations Safety Management Plan

4. The rights of land owners and occupiers should be clearly outlined, including

  • Land access agreements
  • The process of compulsory acquisition of land

5. How land owners and occupiers may find further information and obtain legal advice:

  • At the expense (to a reasonable amount) of the proponent
  • A list of other agencies available to provide advice

6. A list of all notices and deadlines required under the Act between the proponent and the land owners and occupiers. This should include the deadlines and triggers for land owner/occupier input to the process

7. A description of the pipeline development activities, including

  • Temporary and permanent impacts to the land
  • Explanation of each pipeline development stage and its associated impacts and management activities. These descriptions can be enhanced by the use of photos
  • Timeline of each pipeline development stage
  • How potential adverse impacts of each pipeline development stage are to be managed. Refer below to examples of some of the issues to be discussed with land owners and occupiers

i. Survey

  • Protocols with land owners and occupiers for the entry onto land.
  • Ensure markers or equipment to be left on site is highlighted in early discussions with land owners and occupiers
  • Traffic management where required
  • Noise and dust management
  • Disease management

ii. Fence and gate realignment and construction

  • Accommodating the land management practices (livestock, agriculture or other) in addition to pipeline construction needs should be discussed at an early stage to avoid inconvenience to land owners and occupiers and impacts to livestock well being and quality
  • The relocation and/or construction of fences and gates should be discussed to ensure that where all stakeholder needs converge, a suitable outcome is implemented
  • Protocols to be used for entering and exiting a property
    • Forms of permission from specific person or general ongoing agreement
    • Hours of operation
  • Traffic management
  • Disease management

iii. Clear and grade of the right of way

  • The typical width of the right of way (ROW) and any known exceptions
  • Precise delineation by visible means of ROW (land to be impacted), including other disturbed areas
  • Identification of additional work space required including gaining agreement in writing prior to works
  • Land/farm management issues requiring reorganisation or alteration:
    • Consideration of seasonality of activities
  • Protocols to be used for entering and exiting a property, including
    • Forms of permission from specific person or general ongoing agreement
    • Gate operation
    • Livestock and pet considerations and protection
  • Complaints management procedure and contacts (daily and 24 hour)
  • Noise and dust management
  • Hours of operation
  • Significant features (environment/cultural/other) to be managed
  • Disease management, including
    • Risk assessment for pests and disease vectors
    • Alternative disinfection methods (benefits and disadvantages)
  • Soil management including topsoil and subsoil to be separately stockpiled
  • Stormwater management for all drainage lines including natural depressions, farm dams and all receiving waterways
  • Special areas requiring additional management to be clearly outlined with associated management practice
  • Traffic management where required

iv. Trenching

  • Noise and dust management
  • Hours of operation
  • Stormwater management
  • Wildlife management
  • Additional space for equipment required for trenching equipment

v. Backfill

  • Soil replacement in horizon order
  • Subsidence management
  • Stormwater management
  • Noise and dust management.
  • Wildlife management
  • Schedule for monitoring and returning to rework areas as required.

vi. Hydrotesting

  • Noise and dust management
  • Disposal site and management

vii. Rehabilitation

  • The agreed land use plan that covers the land condition and activities before and after the pipeline development project, including
    • example activities with full disclosure of likely restrictions both temporary and permanent:
  • Pipeline markers to be permanently erected and remain in situ Detailed, measurable goals that will be used to test the success or failure of rehabilitation. Consideration should be given to:
    • Existing farming and land management practices
    • Weeds and pest animals management
    • Likely growing season
    • Climatic conditions
  • Time to demonstrate successful post rehabilitation, given that it can take years to establish, before land owner/occupier sign-off

viii. Operation of Pipeline

  • Land use activities permanently excluded from easement
  • Proponent access to easement
  • Regulator access to easement
  • Emergency issues and contacts

ix. Decommissioning of Pipeline

  • As per construction requirements with the addition of assessment for contaminated land issues, monitoring and clean-up

8. Preferred methods of communication between proponents (including their agents and subcontractors) and the land owners and occupiers during the various stages of a pipeline project including:

  • Frequency of communications
  • Specifications of communications channels during exceptional circumstances

9. Protocols for record keeping and distribution to all parties

10. How commitments made by companies and/or agents will be communicated to subcontractors, and therefore, also become subcontractor commitments:

a. Contract specifications

b. Contract penalties for breaching agreements

11. Mechanisms for resolution of disputes, especially objective third party assistance including:

a. Use of an independent arbitrator

b. Time deadlines for resolution

12. All hours contact details for subcontractors and/or agents

13. Protocols to be used in emergency or abnormal situations

14. A list of industry definitions for unfamiliar terminology

APPENDIX III Checklist of information for consultation plans

For a consultation plan to be approved, the information below must be included.

Included

Proposed pipeline project description

Description of project

Description of key environmental, social and economic considerations relating to the pipeline project.

Description of geographic area

Draft of project timelines

Proponent policies on consultation

Proponent policies regarding consultation

Purpose of consultation

The objectives of consultation

Description of the land owner and occupier audience for the consultation

Required Consultation Information

Notice of intention to enter land for survey checklist of information (see Appendix 4) and –

  • General information about the activities to be undertaken for the purpose of construction or operation of the pipeline
  • Information about how potential adverse impact from construction and operation of the pipeline on land, health, safety and the environment are to be managed
  • Details about the procedures to be followed under the Act and any other Act to permit construction and operation of the pipeline
  • Details about the procedures to be followed for any compulsory acquisition of land
  • A statement advising land owners and occupiers that they may seek independent advice on the pipeline proposal
  • A statement setting out the current contact information for the Department.

Use of information collected

A description of how the proponent will use information gathered or received during the consultation process

Information for land owners and occupiers

Sequence and duration of consultation and pipeline development process

A timeline of consultation milestones and events and their relationship to pipeline application and development processes

An estimated timeline for the pipelines application process

An estimated timeline for pipelines development process

Further information

A list of alternative sources of information other than the proponent

 

For the purposes of section 19 of the Act, a notice of intention to enter land for the purpose of a survey must contain—

Included

The name and address of the proponent of the proposed pipeline

If the notice relates to private land, the name and address of the owner or occupier of the land (as the case requires)

If the notice relates to Crown land, the name of the Crown Land Minister; or the name and address of any occupier

Details of the proposed survey

The intended use of the proposed pipeline

The name and address of the person or body engaged to carry out the survey of the proposed pipeline

The relevant part of the land over which the survey is proposed to be made

In the case of private land, the location of that land including the allotment and section numbers, parish and municipal names and the boundaries of adjacent lands relating to the proposed survey

In the case of Crown land, sufficient particulars to identify the land.

 

For the purposes of section 27 of the Act, a notice of pipeline corridor must—

Included

Set out the proposed pipeline corridor

Be in the prescribed form as Schedule 1 of the Pipelines Regulations 2007

APPENDIX IV Pro forma Notice of Intention to Enter Land for Survey

Notice of Intention to Enter Land for Survey

Pipelines Act 2005 - Section 19

Pipelines Regulations 2007 - Regulation 6

 

In accordance with Section 19( 1) of the Pipelines Act 2005 (proponent's name) of (proponents address) hereby gives you Notice of its intention to enter your land for the purpose of a survey.

In accordance with Section 19 of the Act and Regulation 6 of the Pipelines Regulations 2007 (the Regulations), this Notice also contains the following
information and is accompanied by the "approved consultation information":

If the land is private land

Name and address of the owner and occupier of the land

If the land is Crown Land, the name and address of the Crown and Minister and each occupier of the Crown land Minister and each occupier of the Crown land.

The Honourable Justin Madden
Crown Land Minister
Level 17, 8 Nicholson Street
Melbourne 3000

Intended use of the proposed pipeline

Details of proposed survey

Information about the type of activities to be undertaken for the purpose of the survey and the construction and operation of the pipeline.

Name and address of the person or body engaged to carry out the survey for the proposed pipeline

 

A map is attached of the proposed pipeline route over your land showing:-

  • The relevant part of the land over which the survey is proposed to be made;
    and
    {Tick the relevant box}

    In the case of private land, the location of that land including the allotment and
    section numbers, parish and muncipal names and the boundaries of adjacent lands relating to the proposed survey; and

    In the case of Crown land, sufficient particulars to identify the land

 

Note to owners/occupiers of land (NB: this text is optional)

Under Section 20 of the Act, (name of proponent) must take all reasonable steps to reach agreement with you in relation to the entry onto your land for the purpose of conducting a survey for the proposed pipeline.

If (name of proponent) is unable to obtain your agreement within 14 days after this notice has been given to you, (name of proponent) may apply to the Minister for consent to enter your land under Section 22 of the Act 2005.

APPENDIX V Pro forma Notice of Pipeline Corridor

Notice of Pipeline Corridor

Pipelines Act 2005 - Section 19

Pipelines Regulations 2007 - Regulation 6

 

To:
(Name and address of the owner or occupier of the land within the proposed pipeline corridor[1])

I, am considering applying for a licence to construct and operate a pipeline over the following land:

Description of the land (including, if appropriate, a sketch showing the relevant part of the land) and title particulars

A copy of the plan showing the proposed pipeline corridor is attached to this Notice (attach a copy of a plan drawn to an appropriate scale showing the proposed pipeline corridor).

The proposed pipeoline is:

(describe the purpose of the proposed pipeline corridor).

Information regarding the proposed pipeline, including the processes that will be followed for obtaining required approvals and details of how (proponent) proposes to consult with you / with the notice of intention to enter land for survey issued on .

 


[1] A pipeline corridor is an area of land being considered as a possible suitable locaiton for the siting of a pipeline regulated by the Pipelines Act 2005. The final location of the proposed pipeline withing the corridor is subject to consultation and approval under the Pipelines Act 2005.