Assessing the environmental effects of the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project


AGL and APA are proposing to respectively undertake the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project to import liquefied natural gas at Crib Point and transfer it to the Victorian Transmission System east of Pakenham via a new high-pressure pipeline.

The Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project will be assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process.

The proposal includes:

  • Mooring of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at the existing Crib Point Jetty, with the capacity to convert liquid natural gas (LNG) to a gaseous state
  • Construction of new jetty piping to enable regasified natural gas to be transferred from the FSRU to a new pipeline receiving facility onshore at Crib Point
  • Construction of a high-pressure gas pipeline from the receiving facility to a location east of Pakenham, which is approximately 56 kilometers in length
  • Construction of above ground pipeline facilities at Crib Point and east of Pakenham to enable gas delivery and connection to the existing gas transmission network.

AGL is responsible for the FSRU and jetty infrastructure and APA for the pipeline works.

Project development timeframes are subject to successful completion of the required regulatory approvals. This process is expected to be concluded in late 2019 / early 2020 and works to proceed shortly thereafter.



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About the EES

The EES will look at the potential environmental, social, economic and planning impacts of the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project, the approach to mitigating these impacts and any subsequent approvals or conditions on the project.

An EES is a formal process managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

You’ll be able to get involved throughout the EES process.


Draft scoping requirements

DELWP has prepared the Draft Scoping Requirements for the EES. These requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES.

Public submissions may be made on the Draft Scoping Requirements up to midnight on 19 December 2018.

Download the Draft Scoping Requirements PDF (997.2 KB) OR DOCX (2.8 MB)

Submissions may be emailed to environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au or posted to Impact Assessment Unit, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, PO Box 500, East Melbourne VIC 8002.

Full details of the EES process can be found on the DELWP website.


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Project Update: 30 November 2018

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

Environment Effects Statement (EES)

Public comment is invited on the draft Scoping Requirements for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project EES.

AGL and APA are proposing to respectively undertake the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project to import liquefied natural gas at Crib Point and transfer it to the Victorian Transmission System east of Pakenham via a new high-pressure pipeline.

The Victorian Minister for Planning has determined that an EES is required under the Environment Effects Act 1978 for the proposed project.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has prepared draft Scoping Requirements to set out the matters that will be investigated and documented by AGL and APA as part of the EES process.

A copy of the draft Scoping Requirements can be downloaded from DELWP’s website or viewed in person at the State Library of Victoria.

The draft Scoping Requirements are open for public comment until midnight on 19 December 2018.

Any comments received will be considered by DELWP during the finalisation of the Scoping Requirements and will be treated as public documents.

Written comments can be posted to:

Impact Assessment Unit, Planning
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
PO Box 500, East Melbourne Vic 8002

or emailed to environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au.

For more information about the EES process visit DELWP’s website or contact the Impact Assessment Unit on (03) 8392 5470 (Monday to Friday).

For more information about the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project EES visit agl.com.au/agl-apa-environment-effects-statement or contact:

AGL Gas Import Jetty
Phone: 1800 039 600
Email: AGLCommunity@agl.com.au

APA Crib Point Pakenham Pipeline
Phone: 1800 531 811
Email: cribpointpakenham@apa.com.au

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Monthly and key milestone email updates will give you the latest on the EES process as well as opportunities to get involved.



Consultation

Community Drop-in Sessions

Come along and discuss the Environment Effect Statement Process.

DELWP has released the Draft Scoping Requirements for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project’s EES on behalf of the Minister for Planning. Public submissions are open for 15 business days – from 26 November until 19 December 2018.

The scoping requirements set out the matters to be investigated as part of the project's EES process, which is the most rigorous and transparent planning process available in Victoria.

AGL and APA invite members of the community, landholders and other stakeholders to come along and find out more about the EES process, proposed studies and further updates on the project since the EES decision by the Minister for Planning and the controlled action decision by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy. Representatives from AGL, APA and DELWP will be present to answer your questions and queries about the EES process, how you can provide input into the scoping requirements and stay informed about the Project.

We will also have a survey available at these sessions for you to share your thoughts about the project. Community engagement will help further inform the project design and the studies required to support the EES.

The details of the drop-in sessions are as follows:

Cardinia
When: Monday 10 December, 7:30pm to 9pm
Where: Cardinia Hall, 2401 Ballarto Road, Cardinia.

Hastings
When: Tuesday 11 December, 7:30pm to 9pm
Where: Hastings Hall, 3 High Street Hastings.

If you have any questions regarding the drop-in sessions or are unable to attend and would like more information, please contact us.


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Contact us

AGL Gas Import Jetty
Phone: 1800 039 600
Email: AGLCommunity@agl.com.au
Mail: AGL Gas Import Jetty Project, Locked Bag 14120 MCMC, Melbourne Vic 8001

APA Crib Point Pakenham Pipeline
Phone: 1800 531 811
Email: cribpointpakenham@apa.com.au

 

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