Environmental Management

Westside takes its environmental responsibilities seriously, working to minimise any negative environmental impacts across our operations.  We have completed environmental studies and audits on every site where we operate and have met or exceeded recommendations to protect the affected land and surrounding environment.  We also have comprehensive Environmental Management Plans in accordance with regulatory requirements for all levels of government.

We work closely with the Government to maintain monitoring and reporting systems across a range of safety and environmental issues, which aim to transparently provide relevant information in a timely manner.

Westside is equally committed to sustainable operations which avoid or, where avoidance is not possible, minimise impacts on the surrounding environment.

Environmental Authorities

Westside works collaboratively with all parties to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Westside’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Greater Meridian Permits complies with relevant Queensland environmental protection and water management legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) and the Water Act 2000 (Qld), and is aligned with ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems.

Westside’s Australian Environmental Authorities can be accessed through the Queensland Government’s public register.

The key environmental regulation for Westside’s activities in New Zealand is the Resource Management Act 1991. Under this framework, the South Taranaki District Council is responsible for the management of land use activities, including Westside’s oil and gas operations, as laid out in their district plan. Management of the natural and physical resources are managed by the Taranaki Regional Council under their various policy statements and regional plans, such as the regional freshwater and air quality plans.

Pipeline Activities and Crossing Guidelines

Westside’s guidelines for notification and approval processes are aimed at conducting activities in accordance with the current relevant legislation.

For any pipeline activities or crossings, please contact Dial Before you Dig before work is commenced.

Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in substantial penalties imposed under the Petroleum & Gas Act and Regulations.