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.


Scoping requirements

The Scoping Requirements which set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Gas Import Jetty & Pipeline Project have been issued by the Minister for Planning.

Download the Final Scoping Requirements (PDF, 2.5 MB) or (DOCX, 3.1 MB)

Draft Scoping Requirements for this EES were on public exhibition between November and December 2018.

After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements for the EES in February 2019.

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


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Consultation

There are opportunities throughout the EES process for the community to get involved.

Technical studies

During our February – March 2019 round of community information sessions, we presented information about the studies we're undertaking for the EES. You can see the information we displayed at the sessions via the links below.

You can join the conversation on the project discussion forum page.

The information displayed at the community sessions can be found below:


Consultation Plan

AGL and APA have prepared a joint communication and consultation plan for the EES, outlining the opportunities and approaches for its community engagement during the preparation of the EES.

Consultation Plan (PDF, 3.5 MB)

The plan may be updated as required during the preparation of the EES. If the plan changes, the updated version will be posted on this page.


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Hastings pipeline alignment - June 2019

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

Hastings pipeline alignment

Please note an important change in the proposed pipeline alignment for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project in Hastings.

The pipeline would now run next to the Stony Point railway line instead of along Frankston-Flinders Road.

This revised alignment was pursued in response to community concerns about potential disruptions to local businesses during construction.

We will also look to minimise any impacts to train services where possible.

See the revised gas pipeline map.

If you have any questions about the pipeline alignment, please contact APA Crib Point Pakenham Pipeline via the contact details provided below.


Online discussion forum

Join the conversation!

Community members can provide us with feedback on the Project as it goes through the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process via an online discussion forum.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns, provide input with your local knowledge or simply ask us a question to better familiarise yourself with the project.

Feedback captured here will be fed into the EES process.

The group is visible to anyone who registers. To post a comment, you must provide an email address to join as a member of the group (your email will not be publicly displayed).

Your privacy is important to us and we will keep your information safe in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Join the online forum here.


More information

For more information about the EES process visit DELWP’s website, email environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au or call 03 8392 5477.

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

EES Scoping Requirements issued – February 2019

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

Final Scoping Requirements and Consultation Plan published

The Scoping Requirements which set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Gas Import Jetty & Pipeline Project have been issued by the Minister for Planning.

The Scoping Requirements have been published on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's (DELWP) website, along with AGL and APA’s Consultation Plan for the EES.

Scoping requirements

Draft Scoping Requirements for this EES were on public exhibition between November and December 2018.

After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements for the EES in February 2019.

Consultation during the EES

AGL and APA have jointly prepared a communications and consultation plan for the EES. The plan outlines the opportunities for, and approach to community engagement during the preparation of the EES.

The plan was prepared and finalised with feedback from DELWP and the Technical Reference Group which includes representatives from DELWP, Melbourne Water, EPA Victoria, Parks Victoria and Mornington Peninsula, Casey and Cardinia Councils.

View the Scoping Requirements and Consultation Plan on the DELWP website.

Community drop-in sessions

Starting Saturday 23 February, AGL and APA are holding community drop-in sessions in five locations around the project area.

Come along and learn more about our technical studies, speak to our specialists and provide feedback on the project.

Full details of the sessions can be found on the AGL/APA EES webpage.


More information

For more information about the EES process visit DELWP’s website, email environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au or call 03 8392 5477.

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

EES Community Drop-in information sessions – February 2019

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

Community drop-in sessions
Saturday 23 February to Saturday 2 March 2019

Come along to learn more about our technical studies, speak to our specialists and provide feedback on the project.

AGL and APA are preparing an Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project, for examination under Victoria’s strongest environment assessment process.

Over the last few months we’ve begun 18 technical studies as part of our work for the EES.

We want to share our work so far and get your feedback on our technical studies.

We’ll have specialists available to answer your questions about key study areas, such as marine and terrestrial biodiversity, Aboriginal heritage, traffic and noise. Representatives from AGL and APA will let you know how you can provide input and stay informed about the Project.

Your input is an important part of the EES process. Community feedback will help inform the project design and our ongoing studies as we prepare the EES throughout the first half of 2019.

The details of the information sessions are as follows:

Cowes
When: Saturday 23 February, 12pm to 2pm
Where: Cowes Cultural Centre, 91-97 Thompson Ave, Cowes

Crib Point
When: Tuesday 26 February, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Rd, Crib Point

Officer
When: Wednesday 27 February, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Officer Public Hall, 16-18 Tivendale Rd, Officer

Pearcedale
When: Thursday 28 February, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Pearcedale Community Centre, 710 Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale

Hastings
When: Saturday 2 March, 12pm - 2pm
Where: Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings


More information

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

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

EES Process
Environment Assessment Unit
Phone: (03) 8392 5503 or 8392 5515
Email: environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au

EES Community Drop-in Information sessions - December 2018

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

EES Community Drop-in Information sessions

Come along and discuss the Environment Effect Statement (EES) Process.

In November, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) released the draft scoping requirements for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project EES on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Planning.

Public submissions are open for 15 business days – from 26 November until 19 December 2018.

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

Learn about the EES process

Members of the community, landholders and other stakeholders are invited to come along and find out more about the EES process, proposed studies and further updates since the EES decision by the Victorian Minister for Planning and the controlled action decisions by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.

Representatives from AGL, APA and DEWLP 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 that will allow 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.

Further information

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

Alternatively, please 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

EES Process
Environment Assessment Unit
Phone: (03) 8392 5503 or 8392 5515
Email: environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au

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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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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