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?
Let us know in the comments section.
APA has changed the proposed pipeline alignment along Hastings to utilise the rail corridor instead of Frankston-Flinders Road. The alignment change in Hastings was made as a result of consultation with business owners, Mornington Peninsula Council and VicRoads. We understand that Hastings is an important business and community hub and the change of pipeline alignment will minimise impacts to traffic flow in and out of Hastings during construction. It means that the pipe can be constructed using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) with minimal disruption to business activity.
The impacts that will be minimised due to this change include:
- Constraints on traffic access
- Reduced car parking
- Dust, noise and amenity changes
If you have further questions or concerns, you’re welcome to call the APA project hotline on 1800 531 811.