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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.
One of the most confounding aspects the Crib Point gas import terminal is the very idea of gas import itself. This is especially true considering Australia’s status as a top ranking gas exporter.
A drilling rig began work today in Warringine Park, Hastings, presumably in preparation for the new gas pipeline which AGL wish to build from Crib Point to Pakenham.
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
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.
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.
It is unbelievable to think that AGL has not even made their application to Government for the proposed Crib Point LNG import facility and pipeline to Pakenham, though remediation works on the Crib Point jetty and the roads surrounding it have been going on now for months. How this is even possible is yet to be determined.
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.