APA has announced it will discontinue the development of the Western Slopes Pipeline from Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project to APA’s Moomba Sydney pipeline.
Coonamble, Warren and other communities along the route were opposed to the project and refused APA contractors entry onto their properties to survey. Here is a short documentary on the united communities that succeeded in stopping the high pressure gas pipeline.
Recently Santos purchased the Hunter Gas Pipeline and is currently trying to get access to properties from Narrabri, through the Hunter to Newcastle to survey the route.
Despite the Western Slopes Pipeline not going ahead, the people of Coonamble will continue to oppose the Narrabri Gas Project because the Pilliga forest is a recharge area of the Great Artesian Basin. The region depends on the Great Artesian Basin’s water particularly during droughts. The Narrabri Gas Project has the potential to contaminate this water.