Licence to Construct or Operate a Pipeline - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to survey for, operate or construct a pipeline to convey any gaseous, liquid or solid state substance. However, this excludes the conveyance of petroleum within the adjacent area, as defined offshore petroleum legislation.

The process for obtaining this licence is as follows:

  • Authority to Survey: this is an optional stage that you can apply for to allow you access to lands to investigate potential pipeline routes;
  • Licence to Construct: allows construction of the pipeline within the licence area. This includes the commencement or continuation of construction, or the alteration or reconstruction, of a pipeline; and
  • Consent to Operate: granted when the pipeline is fit for its purpose and can be operated safely. You must lodge and implement a pipeline management plan consisting of written plans, policies and procedures.

Please be aware that:

  • You must ensure that the design, construction, operation and maintenance of any pipeline operated under the licence are in accordance with the relevant standards; and
  • If you intend to cease operating a pipeline, or intend to re-commence operation of a ceased pipeline, you must first obtain consent from the Minister.

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

To be eligible for this licence, you must apply and gain the consent of the Minister to construct or operate a pipeline. The licensing process has a number of steps which must be undertaken to ensure that any pipeline complies with all regulatory requirements. Due to the complexities of the licensing process, you should consult with the Contact Officer for more information.

Duration

Until cancelled or surrendered. This licence may be reviewed by the Minister at intervals of not less than 21 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $2640.00

Application to construct or operate pipeline.

Apply Application $2200.00

Authority to survey.

General Miscellaneous -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Transfer Transfer $710.00 -
Vary Variation $350.00

Vary application.

Vary Variation $50.00

Vary licence area.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Licence to Construct or Operate a Pipeline - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Pipelines Act 1967 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Pipelines Regulation 2013 NSW

Application process

Apply

Your application must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  • Design and construction of the proposed pipeline;
  • The size and capacity of the proposed pipeline;
  • The substance intended to be conveyed;
  • The proposals for the work and expenditure needed for the construction of the proposed pipeline;
  • You and your employees technical qualifications;
  • The technical advice available to you;
  • Your financial resources; and
  • A plan for the route of the proposed pipeline.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Division of Resources and Energy

Contact details

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

Head Office

Division of Resources and Energy

Department of Planning and Environment

Operating address: MLC Centre
Level 48
19 Martin Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX K348
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240
Toll Free: 1300 736 122
Phone: 02 8289 3968
Fax: 02 9338 6950
Website: Division of Resources and Energy (Opens in new window)