The Barossa Project: what is it, and why should you be worried about it?
THURSDAY 29 APR 2021 | 6:00PM - 7:30PM
The Barossa Project is a new large scale and high risk gas project that will draw gas from an offshore field located in pristine marine waters 100km north of the Tiwi Islands, which are wholly owned by Traditional Owners under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth). The marine environment where the project will be located, and the Tiwi Islands themselves, are areas of global biodiversity significance. The pipeline which will connect the project to the mainland will come within 6km of the Tiwi Islands, and will pass through the Oceanic Shoals Marine Park.
The greenhouse gas emissions from this project are likely to significantly increase Australia’s emissions profile. It could be amongst the most polluting LNG projects in the world.
Join us for an in-person event or via zoom to hear from the following speakers on why we need to be worried about this project going ahead.
Environment Centre NT - Co-Director Kirsty Howey
Jason Fowler - Marine Ecologist, speaking on biodiversity/local environmental impacts
Bruce Robertson - Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), speaking about the emissions profile of the Barossa
Liam Carter, The Australian Institute, speaking on corporate responsibility/government policy and the economics of gas projects
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88475529073
Starting at 6pm SHARP.
Lou De Mattia