Harry Shares His Concerns About AGL’s Project

Harry Shares His Concerns About AGL’s Project

Westernport’s agribusinesses, and the contribution they make to Victoria’s food production are under threat from AGL’s polluting gas import facility.  Local seafood producer Harry shares his concerns about the AGL proposal at Crib Point, and the threats currently facing Westernport from the gas processing plant.

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Westernport Residents Descend Upon AGL Annual General Meeting

Westernport Residents Descend Upon AGL Annual General Meeting

A bus full of Westernport residents were determined to make their opposition known to AGL’s gas import plans.  They travelled to Southbank on Wednesday, September 26th to join Environment Victoria and Friends of the Earth in protest outside the AGL Annual General Meeting at the Melbourne Recital Centre

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Jetty Works Advancing? But No Approvals? What Next?

Jetty Works Advancing? But No Approvals? What Next?

On August 30, activity at the jetty increased and a fence that limits public access to Shelly Beach went up to the north side of the jetty at Crib Point.   Communication from both AGL and the Port of Hastings have been extremely unclear.  Are these the designated perimeter and site buildings for remediation?  Or something else?  It is difficult to understand how remediation work on the Crib Point jetty could be underway when AGL and APA still have not made their application to Government for the proposed LNG import facility and pipeline to Pakenham.

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Works began yesterday 24/06/18 on the foreshore…

Works began yesterday 24/06/18 on the foreshore…

The Port of Hastings commenced ‘remediation works’ yesterday 24/06/18 on the foreshore adjacent to the Crib Point jetty in Westernport Victoria.  Apparently they have had the go-ahead for this from DELWP (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning).  

AGL is proposing to install a Permanent Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) at the jetty for processing imported LNG.

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Westernport is Recognized as Fragile and Valuable Both Internationally and Locally

Westernport is Recognized as Fragile and Valuable Both Internationally and Locally

People who gathered at last Sunday’s Save Westernport rally in Hastings assembled into the shape of an enormous ship just HALF the length of the 295m gas processing tanker that AGL want to PERMANENTLY moor at Crib Point jetty.
In her speech at the rally Karri Giles from Westernport Bay Protection Council said people who scuba dive say that Westernport Bay is more healthy and diverse now than most places around the world.

Westernport Bay is worth billions every year in its healthy state, and is too precious to lose.

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Does AGL Have Social License?

Does AGL Have Social License?

To be able to operate, corporations like AGL require what is known in the business as SOCIAL LICENSE. This quality is not easily defined but without it, they would NEVER be permitted to infiltrate communities to conduct their hazardous and typically irresponsible business.
 
The need to have this illusive SOCIAL LICENSE to operate makes it essential for big corporations like AGL to employ “public liaison” specialists whose actual job is to soothe and smooth over all resistance and opposition to whatever operations head office requires, no matter how questionable.

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