Santos has provided a response to the questions and comments raised by various government departments in relation to the proposed water treatment facility at our Leewood site.

We are confident this additional information has now fully addressed the questions and comments and we look forward to further discussions with the Department of Resources and Energy (DRE) once it has considered our response.

The proposed Leewood Phase 2 project will involve the construction of reverse osmosis facilities to treat the salty water we extract from coals seams as part of our exploration so it can be used for purposes like irrigation.

Leewood Phase 2 follows on from the first phase of work at Leewood (Leewood Phase 1), which was the construction of double lined storage ponds and associated infrastructure. Phase 1 was approved by the NSW Government and completed last year.