Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023
Removing the barriers for Queensland’s renewable hydrogen industry
Key actions of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan and the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan are underway with the introduction of the Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill) into the Queensland Parliament on 9 May 2023. The Bill was referred to the Transport and Resources Committee for consideration.
The Bill is the first phase of a review of legislation to support the effective regulation of renewable hydrogen development and use in Queensland.
As the renewable hydrogen industry gains momentum in Queensland, the Bill aims to address regulatory aspects that are critical to ensuring the industry evolves in a safe, transparent and sustainable manner to provide benefits to Queensland.
Whilst a broad regulatory assessment across the industry from renewable hydrogen production and storage to export and domestic markets will take place in 2023, the Bill addresses regulatory barriers related to the transport of hydrogen and other prescribed substances in pipelines as a priority issue.
In Queensland, the Gas Supply Act 2003 (GS Act) and the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) provide the approvals pathway for proponents seeking to transport gas through pipelines. The GS Act and the P&G Act have been reviewed in consideration of the proposed changes to the NGL.
The Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023 (the Bill) proposes to amend the GS Act and the P&G Act to provide a clear approvals pathway for hydrogen and other prescribed substance pipelines, and to complement changes approved nationally by Energy Ministers to bring hydrogen blends, biomethane and other renewable gases within scope of the NGL.
- Last updated:
- 10 May 2023