Offshore Project Proposal - Australian Government

Description

You may require this approval if you intend to undertake any activity related to the exploration for, or the recovery or transport of greenhouse gasses or petroleum in Commonwealth waters (i.e. Australian waters outside of the state and territory 3 mile boundary).

If your Offshore Project Proposal is approved, you will still need to have an Environmental Plan approved by the agency before you can undertake the related activity.

This approval is not required if the project has already been approved by the Environment Minister under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

Your proposal must:

  • include a summary of the project
  • describe how the environment may be affected by the project, including environmental impacts and risks
  • set out the environmental performance outcomes for the project
  • describe any feasible alternative to the project, including a comparison of the environmental impacts and risks and reasons why the alternative was not preferred
  • describe how applicable legislative requirements will be met.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Indefinite.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Offshore Project Proposal Cover Sheet - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval Time

30 days

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Operating address: Level 8
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2568
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 08 6188 8700
Fax: 08 6188 8737
Email: information@nopsema.gov.au
Website: The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (Opens in new window)