10 April 2012
Wasteful James Price Point development hits another delay
The Australian Greens have called on Woodside and the James Price Point joint venture partners to reassess their choice of location for the LNG hub after the final investment decision on the project was delayed to mid 2013.
Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for the Kimberley & Northern Australia said today that the delay offered yet another opportunity for the project to be moved to a less harmful site.
“Time, resources and money have been wasted on plans to locate the LNG factory at James Price Point,” Senator Siewert said today.
“This is despite the fact that other locations exist which are already serviced by existing communities and infrastructure.
“While it is clear the WA Government favours James Price Point as a development site in order to pave the way to further industrialisation of the Kimberley, the joint venture partners must see the inherent benefits that come from piping the gas to a more appropriate processing location.
“This development has been flawed from the outset, including the planning and consultation with Traditional Owners.
“The technical and economic viability of other locations away from James Price Point should be seriously examined by Woodside and the joint venture partners,” Senator Siewert concluded.
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