GeelongPort betrays community with backflip on Viva gas terminal.

Local community groups are outraged that GeelongPort has entered into a commercial agreement with Viva Energy to extend Refinery Pier for a proposed gas import terminal, despite previously raising serious safety and environmental concerns about the project. Geelong Renewables Not Gas Spokesperson Darcy Dunn said: “This is a betrayal of the Geelong community. GeelongPort had serious safety and environmental concerns …

Public Meeting 🗓 🗺

This event has concluded – but you can watch the recording here or download the slides from here Come along to this hybrid (inperson/online) meeting to hear about how the hearings into Viva’s gas import terminal have been proceeding, an update on the campaign so far, new actions that you can take and for those that are presenting to the hearing …

A successful presentation to the Inquiry and Advisory Panel

We (ACF Community Geelong) presented to the EES Inquiry Panel on Friday the 8th of July, and it was very successful.  It was a fantastic reminder that despite the unlevel playing field, community members are listened to and can make a big impact.  We encourage all community members who are presenting to the panel to make sure their attend their …

GEELONG’S CLIMATE TARGET THREATENED IF GAS TERMINAL GOES AHEAD: REPORT

Viva Energy’s proposed floating gas terminal in Geelong’s Corio Bay will be a significant and persistent source of emissions that will make it much harder for the City of Greater Geelong to reach its emissions targets, according to a report to be published today.  The report, titled Viva Energy Australia Gas Import Terminal Emissions Analysis, says Viva’s existing operations currently make up …

Viva Energy accused of ‘climate accounting trick’ as Geelong gas terminal emissions significantly underreported

Environment Victoria have found a massive discrepancy with the carbon emissions that Viva claim in their EES that the project will generate. AGL’s failed gas import terminal proposal’s emissions were 9x larger, because they followed the internationally recognised standard for accounting for carbon emissions. Viva is instead doing some ‘creative counting’ to arrive at their lower figure by excluding the …

Video Highlights Dangers to Geelong and Peninsula Communities of Transporting LNG

ACF Community Geelong has released a video highlighting the dangers posed by the transport of liquified natural gas (LNG) to more than 8000 residents on the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas if a floating gas terminal proposed for Geelong goes ahead. Geelong Renewables Not Gas, the campaign being run by ACF Community Geelong, is concerned about possible safety and security risks …

Leaders endorse zero emissions job report

Industry and community leaders have endorsed The Roadmap to Zero Emissions: Geelong region Jobs Analysis report as the first step in how the transition to renewables should proceed and how it is already playing out. Find the report here. The report, jointly commissioned by ACF Community Geelong and Geelong Sustainability, concludes that with coordinated planning at all levels of government …

Greater Geelong region could usher in 24,000 new jobs in next five years

ACF Community Geelong and Geelong Sustainability have tabled the results of a research project which, with coordinated planning in government, would see the creation in the greater Geelong region of more than 24,000 new jobs in in various sectors ranging from building retrofits, renewable energy generation, manufacturing and electric transport in the next five years. The jobs will be created …

North Shore Picnic to Protest About Floating Gas Terminal

ACF Community Geelong is staging a picnic at Moorpanyal Park, North Shore to protest at Viva Energy’s proposal to build a floating gas terminal adjacent to its Corio Refinery. The picnic, next Sunday November 7 from 12 noon until 2pm, follows the recent online forum which attracted 250 residents wanting to know about the potential risks posed by a gas …