Westernport has unique RAMSAR listed wetlands, seagrasses and mangroves which support fragile ecologies where rare wading birds and marine life breed. Is AGL aware of the critical importance of mangroves and zostra and other seagrasses as fish nurseries and sequesters of CO2? The Crib Point strand of mangroves represents some of the most southern extents of mangroves in the world.
Are any mangroves to be removed?
What are the consequences of types of spills possible from this operation on delicate mangrove and seagrass ecosystems and carried by current/waves from the proposed location. What protections and guarantees are being included?
Is AGL going to do the right thing and offset any mangove and seagrass damage/loss with restoration so that fish stocks,breeding and coastal endangered bird populations are guaranteed survival at current or better populations levels and no loss of migration rest sites and flyways.What bond restoration facilites and compensation fund is AGL setting up to demonstrate respect and integrity for sensitive ecosystems axposed to it massive intrusion?