Our student-led Environmental Action Team (EAT) are voicing their opposition to Viva Energy’s plans to develop a floating gas terminal at Refinery Pier in Corio Bay.

Led by the 2022 Environmental Captains, Millie Forwood and Dan Tadmore, the EAT has applied itself in a committed and creative manner to highlight its deeply held concerns regarding the proposed floating gas terminal and associated infrastructure.

The EAT has independently created a video expressing its concerns and inclusive of a call to action for our community.

Principal, Rebecca Cody, congratulated our students for their initiative and future-focused efforts to protect our local environment with a message that resonates nationally and globally.

“I celebrate our students’ mindful and proactive consideration of environmental issues,” Ms Cody said. “GGS’s EAT is certainly modelling courage, curiosity, and compassion; these empowered individuals seek to make a positive difference and ultimately, to shape a better world.”

Call to Action

The Victorian Government’s Minister for Planning will consider public submissions as part of a joint Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) to advise on Viva Energy’s Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the project.

The School’s Environmental Action Team (EAT) has called on the wider GGS community to make submission to safeguard the unique location for both current and future generations of Geelong Grammar students to live and learn along the foreshore of Corio Bay; preservation of the Bay is imperative for all members of the local community, the Geelong region, our State and indeed, our country.

Submissions in response to the EES are required to be made by 11 April 2022.

Should you wish to provide a submission in response to the EES, please visit the Engage Victoria website.