BREAKING NEWS – The Department of the Environment and Energy in Canberra has just announced that the AGL Gas Import Jetty project will need to be assessed and approved under the federal EPBC Act before it can proceed.
As well as taking part in the Victorian Environment Effects Study (EES) already underway, AGL will also need to provide further information such as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Thank you to everybody who recently made an EPBC submission to make the Federal Government aware of the significant environmental impacts of this AGL gas project! Save Westernport will keep you informed of further developments including a possible public inquiry into the AGL project in 2019.
You can find the announcement itself on the Department of Environment and Energy EBPC Notices website. Here is a link so you can look at the PDF.