At AGL, our operations work best side by side informed and involved communities. We strive for genuine and proactive community consultation, making sure the communities we work in are involved in our projects and have opportunities to contribute.
We are also ensuring we make a valuable contribution to local families, businesses and community groups in the Macarthur region.
The Camden Gas Project’s Community Consultative Committee (CCC) provides a forum of open discussion between AGL and the community. It is aimed at facilitating good working relationships amongst committee members and to act as a channel to help AGL improve its communication, education and notification with the Macarthur community.
The CCC minutes and presentations are located in the document library.
580 bottles and counting
We’ve kicked off a new recycling program at the Camden Gas Project to support the local community.
Led by Environment Business Partner Aaron Clifton, the program encourages AGL people on site to collect cans and bottles for recycling. These are taken to the local reverse vending machine in Camden, with all proceeds going to charity.
Since November 2017 the team has already collected and recycled more than 580 cans and bottles, donating over $100 to Clean Up Australia.
“It’s great to see the team so proactive and engaged. It’s not only a great story for Camden Gas Project, but also for the environment and the local community,” said Aaron Clifton, Environment Business Partner.
Seven people from the project also recently participated in Clean Up Australia’s ‘Business Clean Up Day’.
The team cleaned up roads spanning 2km over a period of four hours, filling three AGL utes with about 3m3 of waste for disposal or recycling.
“The day was a great opportunity for team building, while doing the right thing for the environment and giving back to the Macarthur community,” said Aaron.
For more information about the Return and Earn program, visit the http://returnandearn.org.au/ website or contact Aaron Clifton at Camden Gas Project.
Kelly Franke, Muhammad Fahad and Dean Papierski utilising the return and earn bins
Chris Covington, Health and Safety Business Partner, using the reverse vending machine to return cans and bottles
Return and earn bin
AGL continues to support Disability Macarthur this year as Platinum Sponsors of their annual Christmas in July lunch.
The Christmas in July lunch fundraiser supports the continued operation of Disability Macarthur’s Sunflower Cottage, a respite homecare facility. Sunflower Cottage provides a home environment for children with high support and medical needs, allowing parents and caregivers a break whilst their children are in a happy, safe and stimulating environment.
AGL are proud to have a long history supporting Disability Macarthur and the Sunflower Cottage. In 2015, we worked with the Disability Macarthur team to develop a tailored solar energy package to save the organisation up to $38,000 over the next 25 years.
You can see more of the great work Disability Macarthur does here.
Disability Macarthur van
AGL are proud to have been Quartz Sponsors for the 2017 Youth Solutions Annual Charity Event, at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club on Saturday 22 July.
The event was attended by over 400 guests, and raised an incredible $40,000 for Youth Solutions.
The funds raised from this event will greatly help Youth Solutions to continue, expand and enhance its youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion work with young people across Macarthur and Wingecarribee.
Dianne Knott and Alex Fitzpatrick from the Community Relations team at AGL explain why AGL supports the great work of Youth Solutions here. More information about Youth Solutions can be found on their website.
The AGL table at the 2017 Youth Solutions Annual Charity Event
The 2017 Youth Solutions Annual Charity Event sponsors with their certificates
Over Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April AGL’s Community Relations Team attended the Camden Show as Grand Champion Sponsors of the Beed Cattle and Woodchop Arenas.
This event was a great opportunity for the local community to meet our team and ask questions about our Camden Gas Project and broader AGL activities. Our continued involvement with the show and other community activities in the Macarthur region is part of AGL’s ongoing commitment to the Macarthur community.
If your organisation would like to chat with our Community Relations team regarding an upcoming event, please contact us on 1300 799 716 or AGLCommunity@agl.com.au.
AGL's Woodchop Arena in action
AGL’s Camden Gas Operations would like to advise of general maintenance work planned for our MP23 well site commencing Monday 26 February 2018 and finishing by Wednesday 14 March 2018.
These activities will require the use of a ‘Workover Rig’ (pictured below) and some auxiliary equipment on site. No drilling or fracture stimulation (‘fraccing’) will occur.
Strict safety, environmental and operational guidelines will be followed in accordance with the conditions of the development consent granted to AGL by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Environment Protection Authority and the Office of Coal Seam Gas.
If the commencement date needs to change, due to workover activities being delayed at other well sites, and when the Workover Rig moves to a different site, AGL will update this webpage and notify the community on notice boards and letters.
Please feel free to contact Alex Fitzpatrick directly should you require any further information on the 24-hour Enquiries and Complaints Hotline 1800 039 600.
The Camden Gas Project Local Community Investment Program invests funds back into the community by way of financial support for community based initiatives, projects and events.
The Program aims to:
The Local Community Investment Program is run bi-annually and awards funding for community initiatives within the Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Local Government Areas, of up to $5,000. Applications for funding will be assessed by members of AGL's Camden Gas Project Community Consultative Committee.
Applications can be made between 9am Monday 30 October 2017 and 5pm 27 November 2017.
Step 2. Submit your application by 5pm 27 November 2017.
Step 3. AGL will contact you regarding the outcome of your application.
For more information, email AGL Community Relations at AGLCommunity@agl.com.au.
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