crib-point to pakenham pipeline route

APA has entered into a development agreement with AGL to undertake investigations into the construction of a high pressure gas pipeline which will connect AGL's proposed Gas Import Jetty at Crib Point to the Victorian Transmission System, near Pakenham. The proposed AGL Gas Import Jetty Project will increase energy security and supply for AGL's customers in south eastern Australia. In addition, the pipeline will present other opportunities for the supply of gas to new and existing developments along the proposed pipeline route, with the pipeline being bi-directional to allow gas to flow from Pakenham and the design of the pipeline including an allowance for future offtake valves along the route of the pipeline.

The project will involve the construction of a buried pipeline approximately 55-60km in length with associated above-ground facilities at each terminal point and along the route of the pipeline. The pipeline is subject to a comprehensive program of regulatory approvals and landowner and community consultation, which will assist APA in finalising the pipeline alignment and managing the potential impacts of the construction and operation of the pipeline.

APA has a project information sheet relevant to the pipeline project and has developed a preliminary activity summary brochure for landowners and other relevant stakeholders.

Update regarding Environmental Effects Statement (EES)

On 9 October 2018, the Victorian Minister for Planning announced that an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) would be required for AGLs proposed Gas Import Jetty Facility and APAs Crib Point Pakenham Pipeline Project.

APA has been engaging with directly affected landowners and other key stakeholders along the proposed pipeline route since late 2017.

We will continue that program of engagement and work with AGL to comprehensively address the ‘scoping requirements’ for the EES that will, once determined, set out the matters required to be investigated and documented.

Landholder engagement video 

Further information

A range of frequently asked questions are addressed in our landowner reference guide.

Landowners and other stakeholders will be consulted throughout the assessment process to ensure the potential impacts of the project are properly understood and appropriately addressed in the project's development. If you wish to register any comments, find out more information or provide feedback about the project, please contact us by:

Further information on the AGL Gas Import Jetty Project is available from the AGL website, with a project
information brochure containing an overview of the proposed development."

If you have any media-related questions on this project, please email us at media@apa.com.au

Technical reports and applications

On 10 September 2018, APA made referrals to both the State and Commonwealth Governments for a determination as to whether formal assessment under the Environment Effects Act 1978 (Vic) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). These referrals will be publically available on the websites of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Department of the Environment and Energy shortly.

On 10 September 2018, APA also made an application for a pipeline licence under the Pipelines Act 2005 (Vic). A pipeline licence is required to construct and operate the proposed pipeline. A copy of the application is provided below for reference.

The application for a pipeline licence will be publically notified and APA will make relevant notifications to affected parties in line with the requirements of the Pipelines Act 2005 (Vic) once the submission date has been confirmed with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The referrals and pipeline licence application are supported by various technical reports and assessments, which have been provided below for reference:

Upcoming events

APA has completed a number of community information sessions regarding the Project. The presentation from APA’s recent community information sessions held in July and August 2018 is available for download.

This webpage will be updated with any future planned events

APA will also be participating in other project information sessions held for the AGL Gas Import Jetty Project. Information regarding these events will be notified on the AGL website.