Media Releases | 6th Jun, 2024

Environment Victoria statement on Beach Energy

Today the Victorian Government approved Beach Energy’s plan to pipe gas from an offshore gas field in the Otway Basin near Port Campbell – the first time a licence has been granted in Victoria since 2014.

In response to this announcement, Dr Kat Lucas-Healey, Environment Victoria’s Senior Climate and Energy Advisor said:

“Beach Energy’s new drilling site will pipe gas under the iconic Twelve Apostles, risking one of our environmental drawcards for less than a year’s gas supply.”

“Victoria needs to get off expensive, polluting gas and we don’t do that by drilling new fields. Gas will be responsible for more than a third of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 if we don’t urgently electrify.”

“All-electric homes are cheaper, far better for our health and climate, and available now. With a new Victorian wind farm and two new Victorian solar farms completed today that’s an immediate win for our pockets and the climate.”


Alex Merory, Campaigns Director

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