01/06/2019 - Port Development Strategy
Following the approval of the Minister for Ports, the Hon. Melissa Horne, the Port of Hastings new Port Development Strategy was released on 31 May 2019.
Recommendations of the strategy include:
The retention of Port Zoned (SUZ1) land to preserve future port expansion options, consistent with current Government policy;
Current and future transport corridor preservation strategies including upgrades to permit heavy, more productive vehicles;
Investigation of industrial use development options in the Port interface areas to support trade and economic development;
Actions to assist with current port trade development opportunities including the potential for the Port to own or control the Old Tyabb Reclamation Area as a key development area;
The development of critical transport links, including, Western Port Highway and Thompsons Road upgrades, east west connections to Peninsula Link and improving the important connections to Gippsland; and
The separation of Stony Point operational and public areas. to enhance further development and compliance of the current ferry facilities.
A copy of the strategy can be found here: Link to Port of Hastings PDS
29/08/2018 - Subsea7 Works Have Commenced
Subsea 7 have commenced works at the Port of Hasting’s Crib Point Jetty. The site is currently being set up with site sheds and a barge has arrived to undertake works to accommodate the Cooper Sole pipe spooling project. The Port of Hastings requires that parties undertaking works at the Port receive the relevant regulatory approvals prior to works proceeding. In this case, the project has received approval under the Coastal Management Act for the installation of berthing dolphins and pipe rollers.
This Project last occurred at the Port in 2009. The Project will involve spooling 64km of 12” pipeline for installation offshore in the Gippsland Basin as part of the Sole Development Project. Spooling operations are scheduled to commence in September and can be viewed by the public from the Wooleys Beach reserve. Residents can expect to see increased activity at the Crib Point Jetty site from now until the end of the year.
If you have any queries please contact the Port of Hastings or visit the Subsea7 website at: http://www.subsea7.com
12/06/2018 - AGL Announcement
Today AGL and the Port of Hastings Development Authority (the Port) entered into an agreement that will soon see the Port commence work remediating Crib Point Berth No.2 (the Berth).
Port of Hastings CEO Malcolm Geier is looking forward to working with AGL as work on the project approvals and feasibility studies continue.
“The Port team and myself look forward to working with AGL and the community on the next phase of what is an exciting project for the Port and Crib Point.”
The project requires a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to be continuously moored at Crib Point Berth No.2. “The agreement signed today will enable the Port to commence work remediating Berth 2 at Crib Point ahead of a final investment decision being made by AGL in the 2019 financial year.”
“The Australian Energy Market Operator’s March 2018 Victorian Gas Planning Report highlights a potential shortfall in gas supply during peak gas demand in 2021 and a potential shortfall in total supply in 2022. Remediation work needs to start now so that, should AGL obtain the required project approvals and make the decision to proceed, Berth No.2 is available in time to meet this forecast shortfall.”
Mr Geier noted that the Port was fortunate to be in a position to be able to assist AGL in securing Victoria’s gas supply needs. “The Port is well placed with natural deep water channels and existing infrastructure available to facilitate projects such as AGL’s. The prospect of the Port playing a part in AGL’s plans to secure the State’s gas supply needs and provide additional competition in the domestic market is exciting.”
02/11/2017 - Port of Hastings deploys innovative new Sealite buoy in Western Port
10/08/2017 - The Port of Hastings Development Authority welcomes the announcement by AGL that the Port's jetty located at Crib Point in Western Port is the preferred location for AGL's gas import jetty. This project will help secure the states gas supply needs and bring competition to the domestic market.
More information on the project and how you can be involved can be found at www.engageagl.com.au