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AusNet Services undertaking environmental assessments at former gasworks site

AusNet Services is undertaking environmental assessment works to better understand the current groundwater conditions at Stawell former gasworks site.

The groundwater sampling works will occur between 15 and 16 June 2021 between 7am and 5pm, weekdays.

The local community may notice an increase in the number of maintenance vehicles and workers on site and in adjacent areas while the works take place.

The location of the gasworks site is: 

  • 47-49 Wimmera Street, Stawell


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What are the works? Why are they taking place?

AusNet Services previously completed remediation works at Stawell former gasworks site.  The environmental assessment works is to understand the current groundwater conditions.

What do the works involve?

Works will include groundwater sampling on sites.

When and where are they taking place?

The on-site groundwater sampling works will occur between 15 and 16 June 2021 between 7am and 5pm, weekdays at  47-49 Wimmera Street, Stawell.

How will this impact the community?

Works will occur inside and adjacent to the former gasworks site. 

Adjacent and nearby community members may notice an increase in the number of maintenance vehicles in each area and workers on site and in adjacent areas while the works take place.

Is it safe to do these works during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our priority is the health and safety of our customers, the community and our people. Through the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve worked closely with government and public health bodies to make sure we work safely and in line with expert advice. We’re monitoring and continually adjusting to a rapidly shifting situation. We're working to integrate all official guidelines into our work, and we're looking ahead in anticipation of further change.

Why is AusNet Services undertaking these works?

At AusNet Services, safety is a way of life. We never compromise on safety and we're committed to ensuring that our customers are provided with a safe, reliable and efficient supply of energy for their homes and businesses. 

We own and operate a gas distribution network supplying natural gas to more than 730,000 residential and business customers in Melbourne’s west, and central and western Victoria. We do this through 12,000 kilometres of underground gas pipelines. These works are in line with this commitment to safety.