On 30 September 2020, the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) approved the Narrabri Gas Project with the Commission concluding that the Project is in the public interest and that any negative impacts can be effectively mitigated with strict conditions. A condition of the IPC consent for the Narrabri Gas Project is the establishment and operation of a number of advisory groups. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has appointed Mr Garry West to the position of Independent Chair of these Advisory Groups.

These groups provide a forum for open dialogue between Santos, independent experts, key stakeholder groups and the local community.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Group

Biodiversity Advisory Group

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Advisory Group

Water Technical Advisory Group