Floating gas terminal proposed for Corio Bay.

Would you like something like this to be a blot on the landscape of our beautiful bay? “Are you aware that VIVA Energy are planning to build a floating gas terminal for Corio Bay, near the current VIVA oil refinery to enable the import of LNG (methane, a fossil fuel) to Victoria? Do you want to see more sustainable energy solutions for Geelong and Victoria?” Geelong Sustainability tell us more.

“If the project is granted environmental approvals, large gas tanker vessels will be sailing past Portarlington, Clifton Springs and other bay beach areas and docking within view of Eastern Beach.  

“To accommodate these ships, the Bay will require some dredging, a pier and a 900m floating storage regasification vessel is proposed for construction. 

“There is likely to be significant impacts upon the local environment (including the nearby Ramsar Wetlands at Limeburner’s Lagoon), as well as impact upon our community’s recreation and amenity, greenhouse gas emissions, climate, business and energy futures.

“Geelong Sustainability is hosting a Community Information forum on Wed Feb 24 (6.15 for 6.30pm start, Covid restrictions allowing) at Geelong West Town Hall to inform the community about this project.  

“You are invited to attend, contribute your point of view and hear what other community members think about this proposal. We would appreciate if you can come to show your support for more sustainable energy solutions for Geelong and Victoria.

“We are seeking a wide cross-section of residents and impacted stakeholders from across the City of Greater Geelong to participate so please share this information with your family and friends. Share the Event via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/249735013227073.

“Registration to attend is essential. Details are here https://www.geelongsustainability.org.au/product/cad-feb-21/

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