Pipeline Alterations

Any alterations of the existing pipeline routes (such as changes to route, decommissioning) must have prior approval from the Minister. An application for an alteration to the authorised route must be made in an approved form.

Alterations to existing routes can be minor (those not impacting the rights or interests of any other person) or significant (those impacting the rights and/or interests of other persons).

For more details, please email Pipeline.Regulation@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Amendment to Licence Conditions

A licensee may at any time apply to the Minister to amend the conditions of a licence. An application must be made in an approved form.

Surrender

A licensee may surrender a licence with the consent of the Minister. An application for a surrender must be made in an approved form.  If a licence is to be surrendered a Decommissioning Plan must be prepared.

Transfer

A licensee must not transfer a licence without the written consent of the Minister.  An application for a transfer must be in an approved form.

Notification and Lodgment of Dealings

A licensee must notify the Minister in writing within 14 days of any direct or indirect dealing with any legal or equitable interest in the licence. A licensee may also lodge a dealing that creates, assigns, or affecting interests in, or conferred by licences (including mortgages) to be placed onto the pipelines register.

Annual Reports (Environment)

A licensee must provide to the Minister a report on the performance in protecting the environment from the pipeline operations within 90 days of the end of each financial year.

Annual Reports (Safety)

A licensee must provide to the Minister and ESV a report on the performance in maintaining the safety and integrity to the pipeline within 90 days of the end of each financial year.

Page last updated: 31/10/18