Viva Gas Terminal Project

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

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, including:
  • Public safety
  • Local amenity
  • Sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Marine environment
  • Land environment
  • 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 available here.

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