We are pleased that the Victorian and Australian
governments have determined that the Viva Gas Terminal Project is being
considered via an Environmental Effects Statement (EES).
It is appropriate that this project is closely reviewed by
both levels of government, with the community given the opportunity to provide
feedback. Given the size and complexity of the EES, we would like the
State Government to establish a grassroots stakeholder engagement process, with
the resulting community feedback to strongly inform its evaluation.
Council’s submission to the EES process focuses on the
feedback we have received from members of our community, and our own
Sustainability Advisory Committee. The committee - consisting of interested community members
and industry representatives - was created in early 2021 to engage with Council
on sustainability topics.
We encourage the IAC to analyse a wide range of potential impacts,
Sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions
Changes to Refinery Pier
The social and economic benefits of the project; and
Aboriginal and cultural heritage.
The City remains committed to its community-led long-term vision
to be a clever and creative city-region, which is forward looking, enterprising
and adaptive, and cares for its people and the environment. A full copy of the Council’s submission to the EES is