Gas pipeline alignment change and construction methods
The gas pipeline would now run next to the Stony Point railway line instead of along Frankston-Flinders Road after a change to the proposed alignment in Hastings.
This revised alignment was pursued in response to community concerns about possible disruptions to local businesses during construction.
The Project would look to minimise impacts to train services where possible. See the revised gas pipeline map here.
Two construction methods are being considered for approximately 56km of gas pipeline between Crib Point and Pakenham:
- ‘Open cut’ is the most common type of construction and is shown in this video
- ‘Horizontal directional drilling’ (HDD) can tunnel underground for set distances to minimise impacts on community and environment and is shown in this video
Do you have questions about the construction methods being considered?
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