Pipelines Regulations 2017

The Regulations are designed to streamline administrative process, reduce red tape and improve risk management, safety and reporting, and provide for:

  • The reporting of safety and environmental incidents
  • Standards for construction and operation of pipelines
  • Specifications for Safety Management Plans, Environmental Management Plans and Decommissioning Plans
  • Licensing procedures, application processes and forms
  • Fees to improve cost recovery for government and administration efficiencies

Making the 2017 Regulations

The draft 2017 Regulations and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) were open for public submissions in early 2017. An industry round-table workshop formed part of the consultation process. 

Written submissions and feedback were carefully considered in finalising the 2017 Regulations. A Statement of Reasons outlines the response to the issues raised in the submissions.

As result the draft regulations were updated to:

  • Provide consistency with the requirements of the Australian Standard 2885 for information on alternate routes to be assessed when applying for a licence
  • Amend the scale of map to be provided with licence application
  • Allow for reports for environmental and safety performance to be provided within 90 days of the end of the financial year
  • Stipulate that fees for environment management plans are inclusive of revisions

Download the Pipelines Regulations 2017 at http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au

For details on fees and penalties, see http://www.dtf.vic.gov.au/Victorias-Economy/Economic-policy-and-guidelines/Indexation-of-fees-and-penalties

For information on the Pipelines Regulations 2017 contact pipeline.regulation@delwp.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 20/02/20