Santos has worked respectfully with landholders in regional areas for many decades. Although the majority of the Narrabri Gas Project’s operations will be located on State land in the Pilliga, there is also some private land within the Project area.
We have clearly stated we will only drill on private land with the agreement of the landholder. This commitment was reinforced with our signing of the Agreed Principles of Land Access with NSW Farmers, Cotton Australia, the NSW Irrigators Council, the Country Women’s Association of NSW, Dairy Connect and fellow energy company AGL.
Landholders who do choose to work with us can earn additional income to help drought-proof their land, and we will work closely with them to develop access arrangements and work programs that minimise any impact on their business and lifestyle.