Crib Point, Victoria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Crib Point
Victoria
Crib Point War Memorial.JPG
Entering Crib Point
Crib Point is located in Victoria
Crib Point
Crib Point
Coordinates38°21′47″S 145°12′07″E / 38.363°S 145.202°E / -38.363; 145.202Coordinates: 38°21′47″S 145°12′07″E / 38.363°S 145.202°E / -38.363; 145.202
Population2,839 (2011)[1]
 • Density451/km2 (1,167/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3919
Area6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Hastings
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Localities around Crib Point:
Bittern Bittern Western Port
Bittern Crib Point Western Port
HMAS Cerberus HMAS Cerberus Western Port

Crib Point is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is part of the urban enclave on Western Port comprising Bittern, Crib Point, Hastings, Tyabb, and Somerville. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

Crib Point is served by three railway stations: Morradoo, Crib Point and Stony Point, the latter of which is the terminus of the greater-metropolitan Stony Point line.

Crib Point Post Office opened on 18 July 1890.[2]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.

It is situated near the HMAS Cerberus naval base.

It is opposite a park that has a long stretch of mangroves.

The Victorian Maritime Centre is temporarily located at Crib Point. It has a future permanent site announced at Hastings. The museum houses many artefacts of both the Royal Australian Navy and the Merchant Navy. The Maritime Centre has the HMAS Otama, a former Oberon-class submarine, moored offshore, but it is not in condition suitable for visitor access.[3]

Gas import terminal proposal[edit]

In August 2017, Crib Point Import Jetty was announced as the preferred location for a new terminal importing gas from other markets.[4] The project was expected to cost $250 million, with construction expected to commence in 2019.[5] The reason for this import terminal is that much of the gas produced in Australia is committed to long-term export contracts, and is produced from basins that are a long way from Melbourne, with limited or no pipelines connecting them.[6]

In June 2019, AGL Energy confirmed that the project was still intended to go ahead, but would be a year later than originally planned, with first gas flowing in the second half of FY22 (the first half of calendar year 2023). In part, the delay is related to the timing for the Government of Victoria to consider the Environment Effects Statement. The Hoegh Esperanza will be used as a floating storage and regassification unit.[7]

The complete facility will be developed jointly by AGL Energy and APA Group. It will include[8]

  • a floating gas storage and regasification unit to convert liquid natural gas back into its gaseous state
  • new jetty facilities
  • a gas receiving station on the shore near the jetty which will also add the odorising agent
  • 56 kilometres (35 mi) high pressure gas pipeline to Pakenham
  • connection of the new pipeline to the existing gas transmission network at Pakenham including pressure and quality standardisation

Climate[edit]

Crib Point has an oceanic climate with relative small thermal differences between seasons, but is still prone to temperature extremes upon northerly winds both in summer and winter.

Climate data for HMAS Cerberus (1991-2017 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.1
(111.4)
45.8
(114.4)
39.7
(103.5)
34.1
(93.4)
25.6
(78.1)
21.7
(71.1)
21.9
(71.4)
25.1
(77.2)
28.9
(84.0)
34.7
(94.5)
36.8
(98.2)
42.4
(108.3)
45.8
(114.4)
Average high °C (°F) 24.5
(76.1)
25.0
(77.0)
23.1
(73.6)
19.8
(67.6)
16.6
(61.9)
14.2
(57.6)
13.6
(56.5)
14.6
(58.3)
16.5
(61.7)
18.6
(65.5)
20.6
(69.1)
22.4
(72.3)
19.1
(66.4)
Average low °C (°F) 13.9
(57.0)
14.3
(57.7)
12.6
(54.7)
10.0
(50.0)
8.4
(47.1)
6.8
(44.2)
6.3
(43.3)
6.6
(43.9)
7.6
(45.7)
8.8
(47.8)
10.7
(51.3)
11.9
(53.4)
9.8
(49.7)
Record low °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
5.0
(41.0)
2.2
(36.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−1.1
(30.0)
−1.8
(28.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−2.4
(27.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
1.6
(34.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.0
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38.4
(1.51)
39.4
(1.55)
45.6
(1.80)
62.4
(2.46)
68.7
(2.70)
72.3
(2.85)
72.7
(2.86)
75.2
(2.96)
67.5
(2.66)
66.8
(2.63)
54.0
(2.13)
53.6
(2.11)
716.6
(28.22)
Source: [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Crib Point (State)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Victorian Maritime Centre". Victorian Maritime Centre. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  4. ^ Andrews, Jon (20 August 2017). "$250m gas import terminal slated for Crib Point". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ Clure, Elias (11 August 2017). "Proposed AGL pipeline at Mornington Peninsula potential 'game changer' for energy prices". ABC News. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  6. ^ "AGL Gas Import Jetty Project". AGL Energy. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Update on Crib Point gas import project" (Press release). AGL Energy. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Crib Point: AGL APA gas import jetty and Crib Point – Pakenham gas pipeline". Government of Victoria. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  9. ^ "CERBERUS station information". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 14 February 2018.