Re: agl crib point project

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Hi Kelly,

 

Can AGL GUARANTEE there will be ZERO damage/impact (either directly or indirectly) to the Ramsar-listed wetlands of Westernport Bay?  What about to the various sealife & wildlife that call the area home?

 

By definition a Ramsar site is (https://www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/ramsar😞

The Ramsar Convention encourages the designation of sites containing representative, rare or unique wetlands, or wetlands that are important for conserving biological diversity. Once designated, these sites are added to the Convention's List of Wetlands of International Importance and become known as Ramsar sites. In designating a wetland as a Ramsar site, countries agree to establish and oversee a management framework aimed at conserving the wetland and ensuring its wise use. Wise use under the Convention is broadly defined as maintaining the ecological character of a wetland. Wetlands can be included on the List of Wetlands of International Importance because of their ecological, botanical, zoological, limnological or hydrological importance.

 

May I highlight that we, as a country who has this Internationally recognised site, are responsible to conserve the wetland and ensure it's "wise use", whilst maintaining the ecological character of the wetland area.  Construction and running of a gas import terminal is not in line with this - it certainly is not "wise use" nor is it "maintaining the ecological character".

 

So with that being said, I (along with all those that are becoming aware of your plans of making this gas import terminal in Western Port Bay) are very interested to know exactly how AGL will be GUARANTEEING this condition - because anyone in their right mind would know that there is no possible way that anybody can GUARANTEE such a condition (not with 100% certainty).

 

As such, this project should NOT be going ahead, as there should be 0% risk exposure to a site of this importance.

 

AGL you must abort these import plans immediately.

 

Regards,

 

Aaron W.