RDA Illawarra has proactively supported and liaised with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) since early 2018. We have been a part of a regional consortium who have welcomed the investment to the Port of Port Kembla and provided local connections, insights and advice.
The Port of Port Kembla is an economic asset of national significance, critical to the future economic growth and development of both the Illawarra region and NSW. Port Kembla is a deep-water harbour surrounded by large parcels of employment generating industrial land, which is ideally suited to the proposed Gas Terminal.
The opportunity that the proposed Port Kembla Gas Terminal LNG Import Facility provides at Berth 101 at the Port of Port Kembla has the potential to provide a capital investment and increase employment in the region.
RDA Illawarra is continuing to advocate for the implementation of the LNG Import Facility at the Port of Port Kembla. In December 2018, RDA Illawarra provided an EIS submission.
We have welcomed the recent announcements by AIE, including:
- Critical State Significant Infrastructure Planning Approval here
- Announcements of new gas customers here
- Floating Gas Storage Unit naming ceremony here.
In December 2019, RDA Illawarra submitted a submission on the Port Kembla Gas Terminal Proposed Modification which can be found here.