WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE RISKS ARE OF VIVA’S PROPOSED GAS IMPORT TERMINAL?
Geelong residents are invited to attend an online meeting on Wednesday October 13, between 6 and 8pm, to find out about those risks and to discuss their fears about Viva Energy’s bid to build a potentially dangerous and polluting gas import terminal in Corio Bay.
The meeting will be addressed by a panel of expert speakers including local residents and people with expertise in the oil and gas industry, environmental campaigning and recreational fishing.
The speakers will include:
Garth Norman, concerned North Shore resident and engineer in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years.
Rai Miralles, from Environment Victoria, a campaigner focused on pushing for the state to rapidly transition away from gas.
Dr Coralie Jenkin, a concerned North Shore resident and editor of the online newsletter TWINS: The Week In North Shore
Geoff Wilson, local fishing identity and fishing writer in the Geelong Advertiser.
Analysis to be presented to the meeting says residents living within 3.5km of the shipping channel could be impacted by a potential accident or incident involving LNG tankers. This includes people in North Shore, North Geelong, Norlane, Rippleside, Geelong West and Corio.
Sally Fisher of Geelong Renewables Not Gas said,
“A large number of people live within just a few hundred metres from ships that will deliver gas to the proposed terminal which will be moored near Viva’s Oil Refinery.
“With the possibility of a gas terminal nearly the height of the Giant Sky Wheel on Geelong Foreshore and the length of Cunningham Pier in the neighbourhood, a growing number of residents are saying they feel unsafe and are very disturbed.
“Residents and local fishermen also have very real concerns about the impacts of dredging which could dislodge toxic sediments and the chlorine used in the gas terminal which could affect fish and seagrass and possibly impact nearby internationally recognised Ramsar Wetlands.
“Communities need jobs and energy. However, there are many job-rich alternatives in renewable electrification industries rather than increasing risks to the community from gas, an explosive fossil fuel which is a significant contributor to climate change,”
Join us for the Residents at Risk, and learn more about this looming gas threat for Geelong
EVENT: Residents at Risk: Community Forum on Viva’s Gas Import Terminal
WHEN: Wednesday 13 October, 6pm to 8pm
WHERE: Online! Book through Eventbrite to receive the link
WHO: Hear from a great list of local people and experts about the risks of this gas proposal:
RSVP: To register for the event, click the button below