Arrow Energy Chief Executive Officer Andrew Faulkner said both decisions were critical milestones in progressing the development of the company’s significant Bowen Basin gas reserves.

The Bowen Gas project involves developing Arrow’s tenements near its existing gas fields with a staged expansion of about 4,000 gas wells and gas infrastructure over 40 years in an 8,000 sq km area, located approximately 150 south-west of Mackay.

The project’s environmental assessment has been progressing since Arrow applied for approval to voluntarily prepare an EIS in April 2012.