Geothermal Acreage Release 1 of 2022 – Area G22-5
Released: Friday, 21 January 2022
Closed: Thursday, 21 April 2022
Areas available: Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (PGERA)
1:1,000,000 Hamersley Range Map Sheet (SF50)
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Contains fifty-three (53) blocks to the extent only that the area is within the State as defined in section 26 of the PGERA.
Applicants should be aware of the following special notices in relation to Area G22-5:
- I, Fiona Knobel, Executive Director, Resource Tenure Division of Department Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, under delegation from the Minister for Mines and Petroleum, advise that it is intended that a condition under section 91B of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 will apply to any geothermal exploration permit granted in respect of Areas G22-5 prohibiting the holder from entering upon:
- any offshore islands above the mean low water mark as is included in the permit area.
- any Crown Reserves, File Notation Areas, Class A and National Parks, being areas of high environmental conservation value; and
- land within any townsite boundary.
This area contains a number of environmental considerations (such as Threatened Ecological Communities, Environmentally Sensitive Areas, and Red Book Areas) which potential applicants should consider when making an application and planning a work program. Operational activities may require consultation with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Cth). See map provided.