Hi @KerryRainer. We agree offsets are never as good as the real thing. We are very aware of local concerns about the potential impacts of the project. We fully recognise these concerns and the strongly held views about the unique environmental significance of Western Port. We are in a difficult position because our customers area also going to be very concerned if we don’t supply them with gas.
Others in the community have also made their concerns known to the government and they have been successful in making sure they are now assessed independently through an environment effects statement (EES) process.
We will follow all assessment requirements deemed necessary by the government and regulatory bodies and are willing to be held to these standards.
The AGL Board have also yet to make a decision to fully fund the proposed project.