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 57 kilometres 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 the required regulatory approvals being granted. The approvals processes are expected to be concluded in late 2020 and construction 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.


Technical Studies

The EES will include technical studies on:


  • Biodiversity – marine
  • Biodiversity – terrestrial
  • Hydrology
  • Groundwater
  • Landscape and visual and light spill impact                  
  • Contaminated land and sediments
  • Air quality
  • Noise and vibration
  • Greenhouse gas
  • Hazard and risk
  • Land use
  • Community and Stakeholders
  • Social impact
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Business impact
  • Agricultural impact
  • Aboriginal Cultural heritage
  • Historic heritage

To find out more about these studies, go to the Publications section below.

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Consultation

There are many opportunities to get involved with the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project during the EES process.

We want to hear your feedback on the Project as we continue our studies and prepare for the EES.

Visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning project page to view our Consultation Plan.


Community Sessions

Learn about project updates and speak with the technical specialists about the latest planning work carried out to date at our upcoming community drop-in sessions.


SESSION DETAILS TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS ATTENDING

Hastings
Saturday 24 August 2019
10.30am – 12.30pm
Hastings Community Hub
1973 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings

Marine – CEE
Ecology – Biosis
Safety – DNV-GL
Noise – AECOM
Visual Amenity – Ethos Urban

Crib Point
Tuesday 27 August 2019
5pm – 7pm
Crib Point Community Hall
7 Park Road, Crib Point

Marine – CEE
Ecology – Biosis
Safety – DNV-GL
Noise – AECOM
Visual Amenity – Ethos Urban

Pearcedale
Wednesday 28 August 2019
5pm – 7pm
Pearcedale Community Centre
710 Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale

Marine – CEE
Ecology – Biosis

Cardinia
Saturday 31 August 2019
11am – 1pm
Cardinia Public Hall
2401 Ballarto Road, Cardinia

Ecology – Biosis

Grantville
Tuesday 3 September 2019
5pm – 7pm
Grantville Hall
1470 Bass Highway, Grantville

Marine – CEE
Ecology – Biosis
Noise – AECOM
Visual Amenity – Ethos Urban


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Online Engagement Hub

Interactive Map

View the Project Study Area and tell us what is important to you by pinning your feedback on the map.

Social Pinpoint is an interactive mapping tool where you can drag and drop comments, suggestions or feedback onto the map. We are seeking your feedback on the important places in the project area and any suggestions you have for the project. Comments received will contribute towards the completion of our EES studies. You can click on additional markers to see what other community members have commented on in the area.


Join the online discussion

Our online discussion forum is another way you can provide feedback. It's a place to share your local knowledge, thoughts and feedback and ask questions to gain a better understanding of the project and issues that concern you.

Interactive Map

View the Project Study Area and tell us what is important to you by pinning your feedback on the map.

Online Discussion Forum

Share your local knowledge, thoughts, feedback and ask questions about the project with our online discussion forum.

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Publications

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. 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.

Full details of the EES process can be found to the DELWP website, including the Consultation Plan.

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EES Community Drop-in information sessions - 30 July 2019

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

Community Drop-In Sessions

AGL and APA are holding five community drop-in sessions for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project from Saturday 24 August until Tuesday 3 September at locations around Western Port.

Community members will be able to learn about project updates and speak with technical specialists about the latest planning work being carried out as part of the Environment Effects Statement (EES).

  • Hastings
    Saturday 24 August 2019, 10.30am - 12.30pm
    Hastings Community Hub, 1093 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings
  • Crib Point
    Tuesday 27 August 2019, 5pm - 7pm
    Crib Point Community Hall, 7 Park Road, Crib Point
  • Pearcedale
    Wednesday 28 August 2019, 5pm - 7pm
    Pearcedale Community Centre, 710 Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale
  • Cardinia
    Saturday 31 August 2019, 11am - 1pm
    Cardinia Public Hall, 2401 Ballarto Road, Cardinia
  • Grantville
    Tuesday 3 September 2019, 5pm - 7pm
    Grantville Hall, 1470 Bass Highway, Grantville

Visit our EES information online to find out which technical specialists will be available at each session.

What to expect at the sessions
AGL and APA project staff including land access team members will be available to answer questions about the EES and discuss the project. There will be supporting materials, such as fact sheets and posters, to reflect planning approvals work completed since our last round of community drop-in sessions.

Engage with us online
We have launched an interactive tool for you to view the project study area and tell us what is important to you by pinning your feedback on the map.


Comments received will contribute to completion of the EES. You can click on additional markers to see what other community members have commented on in the area.

More information

To find out more information about the sessions 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

Timeline update - 28 July 2019

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project

Timeline update

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has today announced that the company expects first gas to be delivered from the proposed AGL Gas Import Jetty at Crib Point in Victoria in the second half of FY22. AGL had previously indicated first gas could potentially be delivered during FY21.

Confirmation of this timetable follows AGL’s decision this week to select the Hoegh Esperanza as the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for the Crib Point project, as opposed to the Hoegh Giant as communicated in December 2018.

AGL believes the Esperanza better fits timing and operational requirements arising from the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process currently being undertaken by the Victorian Government. The Hoegh Esperanza has a later delivery window than the Hoegh Giant.

AGL expects the outcome of the EES to occur no earlier than late FY20, subject to and following which AGL expects to reach a final investment decision on the Crib Point project.

“Also, in response to the local communities strongly held views about the unique environment in Western Port and that the Ramsar wetland must be protected, AGL has heard the need to fully assess any seasonal variations in marine the environment around the proposed FSRU site at Crib Point, and to present the full data transparently at EES exhibition,” Ricky McNally, Project Director, said.

“We have been working closely with residents on the Mornington Peninsula, and particularly Save Westernport (SWP), who have made it clear the focus of the EES studies must ensure the Ramsar site is not harmed.”

“We genuinely respect the work of local community groups like Save Westernport, who have vocally and vigorously worked to protect the environment and we have listened to them.” 

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

Hastings pipeline alignment - 3 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 - 15 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 - 7 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 - 6 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
Mail: APA Crib Point Pakenham Pipeline Project, PO Box 423, Flinders Lane, VIC 8009

 

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