12/08/2009 - 14:43

Kimberley LNG hub takes the next step

12/08/2009 - 14:43

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Premier Colin Barnett has taken the next step in the development of the Kimberley LNG hub with the release of the social impact scope and profile report and the call for tenders for the strategic assessment report.

Kimberley LNG hub takes the next step

Premier Colin Barnett has taken the next step in the development of the Kimberley LNG hub with the release of the social impact scope and profile report and the call for tenders for the strategic assessment report.

 

The announcement is below:

 

Premier Colin Barnett today announced the next step in the development of a Kimberley Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct with the release of the Social Impact Assessment Scope and Profile report and a call for tenders to prepare and collate the overall strategic assessment report for the project.

"The State Government is committed to the development of an LNG precinct in the Kimberley that minimises potential impacts on the area while maximising opportunities for local people, businesses and employment," Mr Barnett said.

"The baseline Social Impact Assessment document will help the project team gather further information from the local community on the potential impacts as well as provide affected communities with useful information from which to plan.

"Social Impact Assessment is an important step in the planning process and the release of this analysis is a significant step forward."

Planning for the precinct at James Price Point also includes a vigorous environmental assessment process.

"For this project to proceed it must demonstrate that environmental impacts can be managed. Very high standards will apply," the Premier said.

Mr Barnett said the call for tenders for a company or companies to complete the assessment report underlined the Government's commitment to the project.

The State Government today called for tenders for a contractor to undertake this process.

The environmental assessment process will involve new studies and review existing environmental, technical and scientific studies, culminating in a risk assessment of building the LNG Precinct at James Price Point.

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