The biggest risk to underground pipelines and associated infrastructure is people or organisations carrying out unapproved digging or works on or near the DBNGP. Click here to read DBP’s Pipeline Safety and You brochure which explains what you need to be aware of if you live or work near an underground pipeline.
Working near the DBNGP
The DBNGP is located in an easement owned by the State Government of WA and it is managed by the Western Australian DBNGP Land Access Minister. Property owners, pipeline operators and third parties that wish to carry out land use activities and/or works within this easement need to seek the Minister’s approval under Section 41 of the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act.
Should you wish to make an application, please see "Non-gas Pipeline Related Activities” in the Land Use Guidelines available at the Department for Regional Development and Lands website. You can also read DBP's Pipeline Safety and You fact sheet.
When proposing works in the corridor, an application letter is required detailing:
- The area where access is required
- The type of works to be carried out
- Time frame for commencement and completion of the works
- A map showing the location of the works
- The company or party responsible for the works, and
- The company's sealing clause where applicable
And forwarded to:
The Manager Infrastructure Corridors PO Box 1143
WEST PERTH WA 6872
Fax: +61 8 6552 4417 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com
Click on the map to download it (JPG)
For further information, please consult the Department for Regional Development and Lands website at State lands' DBNGP corridor land use guidelines page.
Once all the conditions are met, and an approval is in place, arrangements will be made for a DBP Land Management representative to be onsite to witness the work and to ensure the specified conditions are adhered to during construction.
Conditions may include:
- Safety standards
- Responsibility for costs
- Powers of inspection
- Responsibility for damage
A map of the DBNGP is available by clicking here (179 Kb, PDF) or on the image.
In the event of an emergency please call 1800 019 919 (24 hours).