Tri-Star understands the importance of water resources to local communities and has a comprehensive strategy to manage the potential impacts of our activities.

Understanding the geology and hydrogeology is important to our business as well as the environment.

Our people do everything within their power to avoid impacts to surface and groundwater quality. We are committed to complying with all regulatory requirements for water use, reuse and recycling.


Tri-Star takes its intergenerational responsibilities regarding the ongoing protection and maintenance of Australia’s Great Artesian Basin and associated waterways seriously.

We have an enviable unblemished environmental management track record in Australia after 30 years of operation. This achievement underpins Tri-Star’s desire to achieve water management excellence across our portfolio of projects.

We understand the importance of groundwater for agricultural and domestic use across Australia.

Tri-Star acknowledges that concerns are held in some communities about the effect of drilling and gas production on groundwater quality and supply.

The removal of groundwater from reservoir is essential to release the gas and hydrocarbons. For this reason, Petroleum Lease holders in Queensland, including CSG producers, are given authorisation under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to take underground water as a necessary activity in the process of extracting CSG.

The underground water rights afforded by the P&G Act are further regulated by relevant legislation in each jurisdictions in which we operate, for example the Water Act 2000 in Queensland. Tri-Star implements these obligations in each jurisdiction through groundwater monitoring and submissions of compliance, for example, as detailed in our EIR (Environmental Impact Reports) in South Australia.