Community engagement

The South West Hub Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) project is committed to an open process of community involvement during all stages.

As CCS projects are long term propositions, the South West Hub is nurturing a strong relationship with the South West community, particularly in the Harvey–Waroona area. The Project strives to uphold landholders’ rights and meet individual land use and access preferences.

Informative displays are regularly presented at agricultural shows in Harvey, Brunswick and Waroona. Information sessions are held in the Harvey–Waroona area. These open sessions are advertised in the local press and provide an opportunity for people to offer input, ask questions and find out about the South West Hub project.

Community Engagement

South West Hub newsletters

South West Hub newsletter- Issue 6 November 2015 - 6296 Kb

Welcome to the sixth edition of South West Hub Update - a community newsletter for the South West Hub carbon capture and storage (CCS) feasibility study in Harvey and Waroona.

South West Hub newsletter- Issue 5 April 2015 - 1416 Kb

The Shallow Well Drilling Program is nearing completion and international visitors arrive in Harvey: Read all about it in this fifth edition of the community newsletter for the South West Hub carbon capture and storage feasibility project.

South West Hub newsletter- Issue 4 - January 2015 - 2224 Kb

The fourth issue of the community newsletter for the South West Hub carbon capture and storage project, featuring the Shallow Well Drilling program running over the summer in Harvey.

South West Hub newsletter- Issue 3 - September 2014 - 2614 Kb

The third issue community newsletter is designed to keep you informed about the progress of the South West Hub carbon capture and storage project.

South West Hub newsletter- Issue 2 - May 2014 - 2456 Kb

The second issue of the community newsletter for the South West Hub aims to keep you informed about the progress of this carbon capture and storage project.

South West Hub newsletter- Issue 1 - March 2014 - 705 Kb

The first issue of the community newsletter for the South West Hub.

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee

The Lesueur Community Consultative Committee (LCCC) was established in 2012 to create another channel for communications.

Under the chairmanship of Simon Holthouse, the LCCC includes representatives from local politicians and Shire councils, as well as local landholders and residents.

Attachment 2 - Core Analysis and Modelling Results - 2641 Kb

Attachment 2 - Core Analysis and Modelling Results

Attachment 1 - Dominique Van Gent Commonwealth Update - 313 Kb

Attachment 1 - Dominique Van Gent Commonwealth Update

Attachment 3 - Research Projects Update - 16134 Kb

Attachment 3 - Research Projects Update

Attachment 7 - UWA Seismic Monitoring Borehole - 84 Kb

Attachment 7 - UWA Seismic Monitoring Borehole

Attachment 8 - Japanese Weekend School - Adom Book - 206 Kb

Attachment 8 - Japanese Weekend School - Adom Book

Attachment 6 - Community Engagement Program - 971 Kb

Attachment 6 - Community Engagement Program

Attachment 5 - Media Release - JV - 36 Kb

Attachment 5 - Media Release - JV

Attachment 4 - Photo - Minister Bill Marmion - 378 Kb

Attachment 4 - Photo - Minister Bill Marmion

Attachment 3 - Conceptual Bore Designs - 189 Kb

Attachment 3 - Conceptual Bore Designs

Attachment 2 - shallow well drilling program - 1766 Kb

Attachment 2 - shallow well drilling program

Attachment 1 - Biographies - 18 Kb

Attachment 1 - Biographies

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held May 31, 2016 - 103 Kb

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held May 31, 2016

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held Aug 11, 2015 - 124 Kb

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held Aug 11, 2015

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held May 19, 2015 - 888 Kb

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held May 19, 2015

Drilling Presentation to LCCC meeting of May 19, 2015 - 1804 Kb

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Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held Nov 5, 2014 - 7632 Kb

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held Nov 5, 2014

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held July 23, 2014 - 45 Kb

Held at Harvey Shire Council Chambers on 23 July 2014

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held February 19, 2014 - 128 Kb

Held at Harvey Shire Council Chambers on 19 February 2014

Lesueur Community Consultative Committee Minutes of meeting held October 29, 2013 - 414 Kb

Held at Harvey Shire Council Chambers on 20 October 2013

CarbonKids

Sustainable Futures - CarbonKids is a national program for school children developed by CSIRO to assist with teaching children about the carbon cycle. CarbonKids combines climate science with education on sustainability and environmental awareness.

Schools around Australia can opt in to the program, which is sponsored in WA by the DMP.

CarbonKids in Harvey

St Anne’s Primary School in Harvey is one of many South West Schools to embrace CarbonKids and during 2013 children from South West Schools met at St Anne’s and made a video about what they learned.

St Anne’s hosts a seismometer which measures and records movements of the earth.

Carbon Adom
‘A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom - Starring: Adom’

CarbonKids in Brunswick Junction

Twenty one young authors at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Brunswick Junction, Western Australia wrote and illustrated a book about CCS, titled ‘A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom. Starring: Adom’.

In September 2014, copies of the book were presented to the young authors by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Marmion.

The movie

Watch a video of the young authors reading their book ‘A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom. Starring: Adom’.

The book

Download a copy of ‘A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom. Starring: Adom’.

Carbon Capture Kids Book - Chinese version - 6154 Kb

'A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom - Starring Adom' - Chinese version

Carbon Capture Kids Book - 4449 Kb

‘A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom - Starring: Adom’

Carbon Capture Kids Book - Japanese version - 9360 Kb

‘A Day in the Life of a Carbon Atom - Starring: Adom’ - Japanese version

Two dimensional 2D Seismic Survey

A 2D Seismic Survey was conducted in December 2013. To view presentations related to this, click on the links below.

Community engagement academic paper

Members of the Harvey-Waroona communities are an integral part of the Project.

Since beginning desktop studies in 2007, the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has been working closely with the local community to establish the CCS feasibility in the area. Community members provide the feasibility project with land access, and goods and services. A dedicated team is working to ensure landholders are looked after and any concerns are addressed.

This community inclusive approach is the subject of an academic paper titled ‘Lessons from Project Level Community Engagement: The South West Hub’ produced by former Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) researcher, Peta Ashworth.

The paper identifies community support is vital for the project, which may be able to lower carbon emissions in the future.

CCS Community Workshop

In 2011 a community workshop was held in Harvey, prior to any on ground data collection activities by the South West Hub, conducted by CSIRO to gauge community awareness of CCS.

Results from Collie CCS Hub workshop: What do the locals think?

More information

Copies of reports covering the investigative work undertaken by the South West Hub’s research partners are available in local libraries.

The Project is committed to providing information and opportunities to learn about CCS and the feasibility project. For more information, call 9791 2040.