Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Bill 1997

Bill No.100

The purpose of this Bill is to provide the legislative authority for -
      • AlintaGas to sell the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline;
      • the State to retain and expand the existing Dampier to Bunbury gas corridor;
      • the establishment of a "Land Access Minister", which will be the Minister for Lands, to retain the existing corridor, to acquire additional corridor rights and to be responsible for ongoing administration of the strategic corridor;
      • access rights to allow the existing pipeline to be expanded and for additional pipelines to be built if required;
      • compensation for "injuriously affected" land holders;
      • rate equivalent payments to local government;
      • a transitional third party access regime for the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline until the national access code is adopted for the pipeline;
      • setting a maximum price structure for gas transportation in the pipeline and allowing for negotiability below that maximum; and
      • protecting the interests of residential and small business gas and electricity consumers in the south and mid-west of the State.

StatusAssented to 12/12/1997
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 12 Dec 1997 as Act No. 53 of 1997

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/11/1997  
First Reading 11/11/1997  
Second Reading 11/11/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/18/1997  
Consideration in Detail 11/18/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/18/1997  
Third Reading 11/18/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 11/19/1997  
Second Reading 11/19/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/27/1997  
Committee of the whole 11/27/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/27/1997  
Third Reading 11/27/1997  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/27/1997