The Stanwell to Gladstone Infrastructure Corridor SDA and its associated development scheme:
- support the delivery of essential services throughout the region to serve key resource, resource processing and support industries
- enable the efficient transportation of industrial materials throughout the area
- provide guidance and development certainty to industry
- ensure efficient use of the land
- discourage project-specific pipeline routes outside the designated corridor
- reduce the disruption of investigations and construction on individual landowners, surrounding communities and the environment that would otherwise occur if multiple pipeline routes was sought on a project-by-project basis.
To ensure the Stanwell to Gladstone Infrastructure Corridor SDA provides an optimal corridor alignment, the following criteria were taken into consideration:
- maximising the potential to consolidate compatible infrastructure.
- ease of access for construction and operations.
- avoiding terrain constraints to minimise construction constraints.
- minimal disturbance to existing landholders and land use.
- minimal disturbance to areas of known ecological value or heritage values.
- minimal disturbance to existing third party infrastructure such as road crossings.
- minimising the corridor length between the Stanwell Energy Plant/Rockhampton and the Gladstone SDA.