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Power plant our own idea: Actew AGL
Canberra Times - 29 August 2008

Forsaking expert input unhealthy for democracy
Canberra Times - 18 August, 2008

Experts 'silenced' on gas plant
Canberra Times - 18 August, 2008

Planners find 21 problem areas in data city project
Canberra Times - 7 August, 2008

Election heat off data centre as Govt orders lengthy probe
Canberra Times - 7 August, 2008

Canberrans for Power Station Relocation (CPR) Inc

We formed out of a concerned group of residents across many suburbs (including Isaacs, Swinger Hill, Macarthur, Fadden, Isabella Plains, Gowrie, Gordon, Farrer, Woden, Yarralumla, Wanniassa, Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and more) to bring to the public's attention many concerns about this project, including:

- The consultation process was flawed (most Canberrans exclaimed "What power station!?")

- ActewAGL stated this was to secure a second power supply for Canberra
(the second supply had already been secured, following the recommendations after the 2003 Bushfires)

- The investment claims: $1bn in October 2007, revised up to $2bn in April 2008, revised back to $1bn in April 2008

- The jobs claims: between 5 and 50 jobs (CB Richard Ellis, Tuggeranong Community Council meeting 28 April, 2008)
Job claims in the media releases (600 jobs in October 2007, down to 400 in February 2008, down to 300 in May 2008)

- The proponents:
- Land Development Agency (Government agency) nominated the land being the horse paddocks in Broadacre (rural setting)
- ActewAGL (50% Government-owned) the electricity utility company to implement the jet engine turbines
- ACTPLA (Government agency) assessing the proposal for its suitability and approval
- Jon Stanhope (Chief Minister) who holds conflicting portfolios of Minister for Environment, Water & Climate Change and Minister for Business Development and is major shareholder in ActewAGL
- Andrew Barr (Minister for Planning) - responsible for determining if an Environmental Impact Statement is required (to determine the complete impact of this proposal on the ACT's environment including wildlife, health & climate)

- We would like to hear from anyone with professional skills who would like to assist:
- Town Planning specialists
- Environmental and Planning Lawyers
- Medical practicioners - especially those involved in respiratory complaints

- Our mailing address is: CPR Inc., PO Box 40, Erindale, ACT 2904

- Send us an email with any comments or concerns - thanks to the thousands of you who have signed our petition and the thousands of you that have visited the website, written in and pledged support. We will be publishing a selection of your comments this week.

Keep up the good work!

Disclaimer: This web site was created to aid Canberra residents in gaining information regarding the ACTEWAGL proposed development of a major utility gas-fired power station and data centre. The contents of this site have been provided by other concerned residents who do not have the resources, either time nor money, that ACTEWAGL have to commission investigations, surveys and reports. These residents do have some skills and expertise in the areas they have provided details. They may make mistakes in their figures, especially those relating to high technology. They did not do this deliberately to mislead and any corrections are welcomed. We ask that you use this web site as a source of information and research details for yourself. The creators of this web site do not support all the views contained on this web site and again stress this site is provided as a resource for Canberrans to gain information and support research into this $2 billion project. It will affect you - use your voice.