The Pilliga covers an area of 500,000 hectares.
The area of the Pilliga in which we will be operating, has been designated by the Government as suitable for “forestry, recreation and mineral extraction”.
This part of the Pilliga has a long history as a working forest, and vegetation has been disturbed by farming, fires and logging. Throughout the 500,000 hectares of the Pilliga there are already over 5,000km of roads, access tracks and easements and we will use these existing tracks where possible to minimise any clearing.
Click here: Working in the Pilliga fact sheet
View: Map of Project Area
Santos has access to an extensive range of data with more than 13,000 hours of on-ground ecological surveys carried out over several years in conjunction with environmental experts. This has been used to produce detailed mapping of the Project area to identify flora and fauna habitats and sensitive ecological areas.