Australian Gas Networks (Vic) Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a 640m long, DN100 pipeline to convey of gaseous hydrogen from the proposed Hydrogen Park Murray Valley Hydrogen Production Plant to the existing Wodonga City Gate to Murray River Transmission Pipeline (Pipeline Licence 219).

How to participate

Written submissions are invited from any person who may be affected by the grant of the pipeline licence application. Submissions can be made by completing the form below and uploading your submission.

Following exhibition, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change will determine whether to refer the submissions to a panel under the Pipelines Act 2005 or proceed to determine the pipeline licence application. If you wish to be heard by the panel (if appointed), you must select that you wish to be heard. The panel will consider all written submissions, regardless of whether you request to be heard by the panel.

Next steps

In accordance with the Pipelines Act 2005, each submission will be provided to the applicant to give them the opportunity to address the matters raised.

In accordance with the Pipelines Act 2005, the submissions may also be considered by a panel appointed under that Act. If a panel were to be appointed the panel must give reasonable opportunity to be heard to the applicant and any person who has stated in a submission that is referred to the panel that they wish to be heard in respect to their submission.

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change must consider the submissions along with other matters when determining the pipeline licence application.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to inform the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change’s decision on the Pipeline Licence Application Hydrogen Park Murray Valley. This information is being collected in accordance with Section 34 of the Pipelines Act 2005.

The information you provide will be made available to the Applicant for the Pipeline Licence Application in order to provide them with an opportunity to address matters raised. In addition, should a panel be appointed under the Pipelines Act 2005, your submission may be considered by the Panel.

If a panel were appointed and a hearing is required it may be held face to face, via telephone conference or via video link or a combination of these. You should be aware the Panel may:

  • broadcast submissions and proceedings live on the internet
  • record submissions and proceedings
  • make the recording available on request to submitters and parties to the hearing of submissions and third parties
  • publish the recording on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, Engage Victoria website or other Victorian Government website
  • use your phone contact details to contact you during a telephone/video hearing of submissions as is necessary.

The panel will direct that parties do not record online hearing of submissions or use them for any other purpose. However, the panel is unable to guarantee that third parties will not be recording online hearing of submissions, and the use of any such recordings outside the hearing of submissions context cannot be regulated by the panel. All participants are reminded that during the panel process, the privacy of others should be respected and to refrain from the defamation of others.

If all requested information is not received, and you wish to be heard, in the event that submissions are referred to a panel, the department will be unable to contact you to provide details of the hearing. However, you are nevertheless welcome to make anonymous submissions.

You may access the information you have provided to the department by contacting Pipeline Regulation via email at pipeline.regulation@delwp.vic.gov.au. For further information about privacy at DELWP, please refer to DELWP’s Privacy Policy.