Submission

AHC QLD Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023

The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) is the peak body for the hydrogen industry, with over 100
members from across the hydrogen value chain. Our members are at the forefront of Australia’s
hydrogen industry, developing the technology, skills and partnerships necessary to ensure that hydrogen
plays a meaningful role in decarbonising Australian industry.


AHC welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry
Development) Amendment Bill 2023. As the future environment and industry of hydrogen is being
developed, it is integral to have the infrastructure and legislated framework to proceed with confidence.
We appreciate this action to remove barriers and welcome the further consultation of Queensland’s
regulatory framework to ensure hydrogen compatibility later in the year.


AHC supports the amendments to the Gas Supply Act 2003 to include and regulate hydrogen as a
covered gas, and the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 to extend licensing to
incorporate transmission pipelines for hydrogen and renewable gases.


We welcome the use-agnostic approach and the extension of regulation to include export and
liquefaction facilities.


Furthermore, we recognise that this work sits alongside the National Gas Law and National Energy Retail
Law, and acknowledge and support the consideration of the Department of Energy and Public Works in
ensuring consistency of terminology and approaches throughout these amendments.


AHC supports the Queensland Government’s approach to the Gas Supply and Other Legislation
(Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023 and look forward to engaging with further
regulatory review later in the year to support and encourage efficiencies for hydrogen.

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