North Queensland Gas Pipeline aims to have zero unauthorised impact on the environment. To achieve this, we take into account a number of environmental considerations when conducting maintenance and repair. We:
For more information, see our environmental management plan page.
We continually reinforce among staff the need to minimise noise and vibration.
Our employees are trained to:
During maintenance, dust may be generated which affects visual amenity, vegetation and local air quality. To ensure dust emissions do not adversely affect the surrounding environment and the health, welfare and amenity of people and adjacent land users we:
To avoid spills and leaks we serve machinery at least 100m from any waterway or drainage line. We do not hose into the storm water drains and we use temporary bunding or drip trays when maintaining equipment.
Maintenance teams are equipped with spill response kits to clean up spills should they occur.
We take care not to disturb native fauna when conducting maintenance, repair etc. to the pipeline and easements. NQGP takes steps to ensure its presence does not increase weed activity over background levels. This includes the prevalence of existing weeds and the introduction of new weeds.
NQGP workers must ensure:
Litter is unsightly, can spread disease, attracts fauna and damages vegetation and wildlife. All work crews keep their work area tidy and put rubbish in the bins or skips provided.
Lids are kept on bins and skips to minimise wind-blown litter and access by animals. We keep all vehicles on marked roads unless specifically authorised.
Aboriginal people are the Determined Native Title Holders for the greater part of the onshore section of NQGP .
The region contains a rich legacy of rock art and places of cultural significance which NQGP employees
When artefacts of cultural significance are discovered — such as archaeological finds, human remains, historical sites, and relics — we take care not to disturb them and alert the appropriate authorities.