A project of Gloucester Shire Council

Water Study Project

In September 2013 AGL Energy Ltd and Gloucester Shire Council signed a Cooperation Agreement to undertake a suite of independent, basin wide water studies to assess water resources, identify flood risk in the Avon and Gloucester Rivers and examine produced water management issues associated with coal seam gas (CSG) extraction.  

 
The Water Study Project will provide Council the ability to obtain independent expertise through the engagement of professionals to enhance Council and the communities’ information about local water resources, which can be used to assist in the understanding of the potential impacts of CSG extraction in the region and inform decision making of the State and Federal Governments.  The project will also inform AGL’s implementation of the Gloucester Gas Project in relation to water issues. 

The Water Study Project involves the recruitment of a Water Scientist – Technical Advisor as a Gloucester Shire Council employee to oversee four pieces of work: a flood study, baseline water survey, produced water evaluation study and engagement of an independent expert to conduct a peer review of AGL’s Gloucester Water Studies documentation.

 

Technical Steering Committee

A Technical Steering Committee (TSC) has been established for the Project.  The purpose of the TSC is:

  • To act as an independent consultative technical reference group that can effectively offer advice on the development and implementation of the Gloucester Water Study Project 
  • To provide a forum to consider issues arising from the Gloucester Water Study Project that may be relevant to member organisations and their constituents 
  • To maximise opportunities for information sharing between the member organisations 

The Technical Steering Committee comprises of Gloucester Shire Council, MidCoast Water, AGL Energy and a community representative.

 



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Communications Strategy (pdf 392.2KB)
November 2014 Communications Strategy for the Gloucester Water Study Project
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Cooperation Agreement - Gloucester Water Study Project (pdf 6.9MB)
Cooperation Agreement between Gloucester Shire Council and AGL Energy Ltd for the Gloucester Water Study Project - Executed 02/09/2013
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Terms of Reference (pdf 479.9KB)
Terms of Reference for the Technical Steering Committee - July 2014
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Meeting Minutes

Technical Steering Committee Minutes 10th June 2015 (pdf 442.2KB)
Adopted Minutes of the Water Study Project Technical Steering Commitee Meeting 10th June 2015
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Technical Steering Committee Meeting minutes 9th April 2015 (pdf 361.2KB)
Adopted minutes of the Gloucester Water Study Project Technical Steering Committee Meeting 9th April 2015
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Technical Steering Committee Minutes 12th February 2015 (pdf 214.3KB)
Adopted Minutes of the Gloucester Water Study Project Technical Steering Committee Meeting 12th February 2015.pdf
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Technical Steering Committee Minutes 11th November 2014 (pdf 444.4KB)
Adopted minutes of the Gloucester Water Study Project Technical Steering Committee Meeting 11th November 2014.pdf
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Technical Steering Committee Minutes 8th December 2014 (pdf 431.3KB)
Adopted Minutes of the Gloucester Water Study Project Technical Steering Committee Meeting 8th December 2014.pdf
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Technical Steering Committee Minutes 9th September 2014 (pdf 441.8KB)
Adopted Minutes of the Water Study Project Technical Steering Committee Meeting 9th September 2014.pdf
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Technical Steering Committee Minutes 12th August 2014 (pdf 444KB)
Adopted minutes of the August Technical Steering Committee meeting for the Gloucester Water Study Project
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