Arrow Bowen Pipeline

The proposed Arrow Bowen Pipeline is a buried high-pressure steel pipeline to transport coal seam gas from the Bowen Basin to a gas hub 22km west of Gladstone, where it will join the proposed Arrow Surat Pipeline.

The pipeline will be between 610mm to 860mm in diameter and it will be buried at least 750mm.

The proposed route

Our proposed route begins in the southern part of Whitsunday region and runs south through the Isaac, Rockhampton and Gladstone local government areas.

Arrow has selected this route to minimise impacts on communities, environmentally sensitive areas like essential habitats, endangered and threatened ecosystems, and native vegetation.

Construction 

We'll need to clear a 40m right-of-way (ROW) so the crew can work safely and minimise impacts on the surrounding land. 

At any point along the construction ROW, work will last around three to six months, given favourable weather. 

Once construction has finished, the ROW will be rehabilitated and normal activities can occur.

Regulatory process 

The pipeline's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was approved by Queensland Government in March 2013. The pipeline received environmental approval by the Federal Government on 8 October 2014.

View the Arrow Bowen Pipeline EIS.

Page last updated: 8 October 2014