proposed pipeline Westernport Bay
Why oh why is this even being discussed? Madness. A Ramsar site - should not even be on the agenda. We, Australia and companies like AGL could be leading the world right now in renewables. Please stop this project before it goes any further. Does AGL accept AEMO’s projection in its June 2018 Gas Statement of Opportunities that there are no supply gaps forecast before 2030? Can you guarantee there will be no damage to the Ramsar-listed wetlands of Westernport Bay? Will the marine literature review incorporate case studies on the impacts of FSRUs already in operation in similar environments, including the impacts of entrainment, discharge, marine noise and accidents/pollution? Considering that Victoria is already a net exporter of gas, could you explain why have you chosen a Ramsar-listed wetland site as the preferred location for this project? Has AGL considered alternatives to their destructive gas import terminal? For example, have you looked at how to reduce the need for gas through efficiency upgrades and switching to electricity where possible? Or using existing pipeline capacity for bringing gas into Victoria?