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Federal Member for Wannon

Hamilton Office 190 Gray St, HAMILTON VIC 3300 Warrnambool Office 73 Kepler St WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Freecall 1300 131 692 E David.Hawker.MP@aph.gov.au W www.davidhawker.com.au

Federal Member for Wannon

22 August 2008

SANTOS GAS PROJECT WELCOME

Federal Member for Wannon, David Hawker, has welcomed the announcement by Santos to build a 1500 megawatt power station at Orford and new gas pipeline from Pt Campbell.

“The Shaw River plant will be a real boost to the region,” Mr Hawker said.

“It will also give local business confidence to invest knowing local power generation will expand.”

Mr Hawker said the gas fired station is a cleaner alternative to brown coal, and number of other environmental factors had been taken into consideration.

“I welcome Santos’ decision to use recycled water from Pt Fairy, and their commitment to consult widely with local communities,” he said.

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