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Background information

- ActewAGL filed plans to build a huge gas-fired (fossil fuel) power station with construction to begin next month (June 2008)
- The Government issued horse eviction notices for the proposed site in Tuggeranong (not Hume) on 15th February, 2008
- The Development Application although dated 26th February wasn't filed with ACTPLA (planning and land authority) until 27th March
- The Government was ready to move the permanent care centre due to environmental impact concerns including noise and pollution
- Other sites are planned, including one near Belconnen (Macgregor)
- Sir Walter Burley Griffin's Territory Plan specifies this broadacre land to preserve Canberra's rural setting and harmony
- The Government is pledging the broadacre land, part of the broadacre buffer zone - once it's gone, what next?
- The buildings contain thousands of square metres of offices so would be required to be built in an industrial area
- The Planning Minister, Andrew Barr, indicated on 7 May that an Environmental Impact Statement should be required
- We agree, given the potential negative impact of this development on the environment including wildlife and people
- We pose the question why use old gas-fired technology when sustainable/renewable sources could be considered?

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.