Overview

Overview

Background

Proponent: AGL Wholesale Gas Limited and APA Transmission Pty. Limited

AGL and APA jointly propose to establish a gas import jetty at Crib Point and construct a pipeline from Crib Point to connect the jetty to the gas transmission network at Pakenham.

The proposal includes:

  • Mooring of a floating gas storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at the existing Crib Point jetty, with capacity to convert liquid natural gas (LNG) to its gaseous state (regasify it)
  • Construction of new jetty facilities to enable regasified natural gas to be transferred from the FSRU to a new receiving facility at the landward end of the jetty
  • Construction of the receiving facility providing for odorising of the gas
  • Construction of a 56 kilometre high-pressure gas pipeline from the receiving facility to Pakenham
  • Construction of a facility to enable connection of gas delivered by the new pipeline to the existing gas transmission network, including capacity to correct pressure and ensure delivered gas meets system specifications.

Process

Scoping Requirements

The Scoping Requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES.

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

After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements in February 2018.

To assist with the interpretation of the final Scoping Requirements, please view questions and answers containing guidance on their development here.

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.

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.

Technical Reference Group

DELWP has convened an inter-agency Technical Reference Group at the request of the Minister for Planning to advise DELWP and the proponent on scoping and adequacy of the EES studies and documentation, as well as co-ordination of the EES process with other statutory processes for the project.

The government organisations represented on the Technical Reference group are:

  • DELWP – Impact Assessment
  • DELWP – Port Phillip Region (biodiversity)
  • DELWP – Energy
  • DELWP – Water and Catchments
  • Aboriginal Victoria
  • Heritage Victoria
  • EPA Victoria
  • Worksafe Victoria
  • Energy Safe Victoria
  • Port of Hastings Development Authority
  • Parks Victoria
  • Melbourne Water
  • Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Technical Reference Group representatives are supported by internal experts on specific aspects of the EES studies.

Minister’s Decision EES Required

On 8 October 2018 the Minister for Planning required AGL and APA to prepare an Environment Effects Statement (EES) under the Environment Effects Act 1978 to assess the potential environmental effects of the project.

More information

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch via the contact details below

Gas import jetty works:
☎ Telephone: 1800 039 600
Website: agl.com.au/agl-apa-environment-effects-statement
✉ Email: AGLCommunity@agl.com.au

Crib Point-Pakenham pipeline works:
☎ Telephone: 1800 531 811
Website: agl.com.au/agl-apa-environment-effects-statement
✉ Email: cribpointpakenham@apa.com.au

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

Documents

All documentation relating to this project can be found here.

EES documents

Reasons for Decision:

Consultation Plan:

Draft Scoping Requirements:

Final Scoping Requirements:

Scoping Requirements questions and answers: