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Smithfield Battery Energy Storage System

Cumberland

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Construction and operation of a battery energy storage system (72 MW / 260 MWh) at the Smithfield Energy Facility

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Jemena Gas Networks
Comment
North Sydney , New South Wales
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John Angelico
Object
Narre Warren Sou , Victoria
Message
Dear Philip,
I am writing to lodge an objection to the above project.
Battery storage and discharge of energy involve chemical conversions and consequent energy losses, not to mention that the laws of physics limit the rate of charging.
Batteries represent a minimal and inadequate substitute for reliable base-load energy generation and cannot supply power indefinitely in an emergency situation.
Regards,
John Angelico
Name Withheld
Object
Kooringal , Australian Capital Territory
Message
I Object to the SMITHFIELD BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM - SSD-59325460 as it is a total waste of public money - for unethical, toxic rubbish - that is part of a very contaminating, unhealthy & energy depriving Solar/Wind Nightmare that is extremely damaging to Australia.
It is essential that Australia prioritises reliable, affordable, Australian power instead of this incapable, dangerous FIRE RISK BESS that only lasts 7-10 years!
**THE DISTURBING REALITY OF COBALT MINING FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES.
“CLEAN COBALT IS A FICTION – THERE IS NO CLEAN COBALT - IT'S ALL MARKETING!”
https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/mining/harvard-professor-explains-heartwrenching-source-of-electric-vehicle-iphone-batteries/news-story/db881f47c76db89581409c092a740c4c
Joe Rogan exposes sad truth about cobalt used in electric vehicle, iPhone batteries |news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site.
Cobalt is in all iPhones, tablets & crucially EV's - it maximises charge & stability.
Before anyone knew what was happening the Chinese Government & Chinese companies took control of almost all of the big mines in the Congo, with the local population displaced & the Congolese people under duress - digging in subhuman, gut wrenching conditions - using all raw human force - clanking the cobalt out of the ground!
Throughout the whole history of slavery, never has there been more suffering that generated more profit than was linked to more lives of people around the world than what is happening today in the Congo - mining cobalt in appalling, heart wrenching & dangerous conditions.‘
John McBratney
Object
Lancefield , New South Wales
Message
I object strongly to this project on the unassailable solid engineering based ground that SMITHFIELD BESS is incapable of supporting solar and wind generation which cannot under any circumstances provide steady reliable power to a power grid. The inherent capacity factor averages around 30% and there is no known or potential generation technology anywhere in the world that can provide adequate fill-in generation for solar and wind systems, except coal, gas or nuclear based systems. Accordingly these system should not be built at huge expense to the public purse followed by vast ecological destruction during building and subsequently when these systems fail and hardware has to be disposed of.

Secondly I object strongly to these systems based upon the fact that they rely on mining by child slave labour in under-developed countries.
Australia should NOT support such reprehensible actions.
John McBratney B.Tech (Electronic Engineering)
Telecommunications Engineer (Rtd
Name Withheld
Object
Uarabury , New South Wales
Message
I object to everything about these so-called “renewable” energy “farms”. There is nothing renewable about them. Their sole purpose is the destruction of our homes and lifestyles.
Name Withheld
Object
Uarbury , New South Wales
Message
I cannot express strongly enough my objections to the destruction of our homes and lifestyles by these monstrosities, which have been proven time and again to be a monumental waste and a complete failure.
Name Withheld
Object
LAKE ALBERT , New South Wales
Message
I OBJECT TO THIS SMITHFIELD BESS JUNK PLAN AS IT’S ALL BASED ON LIES & DECEPTION - JUST LIKE DODGY AEMO’s TOTALLY FUDGED, GENERATOR BENEFITING - CONSUMER RIP-OFF JUNK ISP!

MY FAMILY & I DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS CONTAMINATING, ECOCIDAL, ENERGY POVERTY SWINDLE that’s part of the FAKE GREEN SOLAR/WIND GRIFT & PONZI SCHEME/SCAM THAT’S CRUELLY TORTURING EVERYDAY AUSTRALIANS WITH GOVERNMENT INFLICTED COST OF LIVING CRISIS!

WE NEED TO TAKE A CHAINSAW TO THE EVIL BUREAUCRACY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DELUSIONAL, DESTRUCTIVE, ANTI-AUSTRALIAN AGENDA - OFFERING US THE WORLD & PAYING US WITH TRASH!!

References:
TWO NEW PRECEDENTS HAVE BEEN SET by Oxley Bridge Rd Uranquinty Solar Determination 24th Nov 2022 - NEW MODERN SLAVERY CONDITION & AMENDED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN (re CONTAMINATION.)

**Professor Ian Plimer's 3 minute presentation regarding Solar Panel Contamination Risks.
PPSSTH-149 - DA22/0122 - 1268 Oxley Bridge Road Uranquinty 2652
https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/planning-panel/electricity-generating-works-solar-farm-8

**Hail Storm Photos & Industrialised Solar Contamination Risk to Our Reliably Productive Food Bowl at Bomen, Wagga Wagga Photo are included via this link also - the Hail Stones & some of the Fractured Solar Panels from the damaging 31st Oct 2020 event that left masses of broken Solar panels in situ for a shocking 10 - 11 months without Due Care - with some panels still remaining fractured & leaching contaminating heavy metals years later!

1. NEW MODERN SLAVERY CONDITION- requiring proof prior to construction that NO Slave Labour supply chain components be used in construction.
**New Condition Inserted C4A - Dealing With Modern Slavery.
Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018

*NSW Local Council Act 1993
428 Annual Report
438 ZE Duty to Ensure Goods & Services Are Not Procured From Modern Slavery.

This applies to all NSW Government Bodies - including Councils - for those who Host, Procure or have a Power Purchase Agreement with Solar/Wind Energy Generation/BESS whose construction has used Modern Slavery Supply Chain Sourced Components
eg. City of Sydney, the Opera House, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Shellharbour Councils & Westpac, etc. have an unethical PPA with Spark Infrastructure’s Xinjiang Jinko Solar based Bomen Solar - unethically Hosted by Wagga City Council.
REROC has an unethical PPA with Iberdrola - with Xinjiang JA Solar based Avonlie Solar - unethically Hosted by Narrandera Shire.

2. AMENDED STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN CONDITION re-CONTAMINATION – QUALIFIED TESTING/REPORTING, CONTAMINATION RESPONSE PROCEDURE, etc.

**Amended Condition C8.
Prior to Commencement of Any Works - Storm Water Management Plan.
On Site & Discharge From the Site.
Testing Points & Regular Water Samples, Suitably Qualified Person.
Written Response Procedures if CONTAMINATION is Found - required PRIOR to CONSTRUCTION.
Availability of Results.
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Dr James Cockayne
NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner
M: +61 0455 255 453
[email protected]

Carolyn Kitto ‘Be Slavery Free’
Ph: 0438 040 959
[email protected]

Ramila Chanisheff
Australian Uyghur Tangritagh Women's Association - AUTWA
University of S.A
Ph: 0461 402 531 706
[email protected]
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Slave Labour Supply Chains
Missing Information Thwarts Ethical Sourcing
Murphy and Crawford’s report, Over-Exposed: Uyghur Region Exposure Assessment for Solar Industry Sourcing

**The graphs indicating companies & solar panels connected to Xinjiang are in the following 2 links:-
https://desdemonadespair.net/2021/05/forced-labor-from-chinas-uighur-muslims-behind-global-supply-of-solar-panels.html

**Xinjiang Solar Panels - Uyghur Slave Labour/Concentration Camps/Genocide - 'In Broad Daylight' - Professor Laura Murphy
https://www.shu.ac.uk/-/media/home/research/helena-kennedy-centre/projects/pdfs/evidence-base/in-broad-daylight.pdf

**The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights
https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/documents/countries/2022-08-31/22-08-31-final-assesment.pdf

**Australia ratifies International Forced Labour Protocol | Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Women Marise Payne
https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/australia-ratifies-international-forced-labour-protocol

**Implementation of the Magnitsky Act is another avenue to ensure this shamefully unethical industry is not exploited in Australia.

**BLOOD BATTERIES - THE DARK SIDE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Gravitas Plus YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RFHvq-8np1o

**THE DISTURBING REALITY OF COBALT MINING FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES.
“CLEAN COBALT IS A FICTION – THERE IS NO CLEAN COBALT - IT'S ALL MARKETING!”
People need to get educated so they are agitated about it enough to do something to change this.
https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/mining/harvard-professor-explains-heartwrenching-source-of-electric-vehicle-iphone-batteries/news-story/db881f47c76db89581409c092a740c4c
Joe Rogan exposes sad truth about cobalt used in electric vehicle, iPhone batteries |news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site.
Cobalt is in all iPhones, tablets & crucially EV's - it maximises charge & stability.
Before anyone knew what was happening the Chinese Government & Chinese companies took control of almost all of the big mines in the Congo, with the local population displaced & the Congolese people under duress - digging in subhuman, gut wrenching conditions - using all raw human force - clanking the cobalt out of the ground!
Throughout the whole history of slavery, never has there been more suffering that generated more profit than was linked to more lives of people around the world than what is happening today in the Congo - mining cobalt in appalling, heart wrenching & dangerous conditions.
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**Sediment Run-Off Contaminating Land/Water - Court Case -
“Created, Operated, and Maintained a Nuisance”
Solar farm runoff pollutes property, couple awarded $135 million - CFACT
https://www.cfact.org/2023/06/06/solar-farm-runoff-pollutes-property-couple-awarded-135-million/
By Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. |June 6th, 2023
25th Oct 2023 update …A federal judge has dramatically reduced a jury’s $135 million award to a Georgia couple (https://www.ajc.com/news/couple-awarded-135m-after-solar-project-turns-their-lake-to-mud-hole/BZ6BYXQREJCDROQV6ZASUW5WOI/) whose property was fouled by muddy runoff from a solar project next door down to $5 million, after objections from the plaintiffs in the case.
In an order issued Monday in the Middle District of Georgia, Judge Clay D. Land wrote that the punitive damages awarded to the couple were worth many magnitudes more than the property that was damaged, and therefore were excessive.

**The Starting Step for the Production Of Pure Silicon....SiO2 + C -> Si + CO2 ....IS the Heart of the Solar Panel!

**Every step in the production of Solar PV power systems requires an input of fossil fuels - as the carbon reductants needed for smelting silicon from ore, to provide manufacturing process heat and power, for the intercontinental transport of materials, and for on-site deployment.
https://www.azbackroads.com/around-the-west/rangefire-massive-amounts-of-coal-and-wood-must-be-burned-to-create-solar-panels/

**200 Million Tonnes of Toxic Solar Panels Destined For Landfills Near You
stopthesethings.com

**SARET Research - Fire and Rescue NSW have NO IDEA How to Deal With RISKY RenewaBULL Experiments - YET This TOXIC MORAL HAZARD is Deliberately Forced on us by the Dodgy, Deceitful DPE & Complicit IPCN!
https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9402
“There is a general lack of guidance and provisions in building codes, standards, and legislation in relation to safety to address the potential risks from these emerging technologies. Part of the problem is that we do not yet know enough about their probability of failure, their mechanisms of failure and potential consequences of failure.”

**The 'Sunk Cost' Trickery That Makes Renewables Seem Cheaper Than They Are - 23rd July 2023.
https://www.fresheconomicthinking.com/p/the-sunk-cost-trickery-that-makes?utm_medium=web
AIDAN MORRISON
How CSIRO justifies the exclusions: “Sunk Cost”
But wait, this deception is so brazen and transparent…….
All of these tens of billions of dollars of projects are explicitly excluded from the cost of integrating renewables.

**The $10 billion cabal of renewable subsidies killing coal - Alan Moran - 24th July 2023
https://www.regulationeconomics.com/_files/ugd/b6987c_a76d14823d6342a298b70841f99b7f71.pdf
Janet Norton
Object
Armidale , New South Wales
Message
I object to battery storage systems as part of an ill conceived, polluting, short term, costly and environmentally damaging solution to our energy needs in Australia. The unreliability of wind and solar power generation should not be propped up with more infrastructure that is clumsy and expensive and a burden on rural communities.
There are far better ways to reduce carbon emissions from power generation in Australia. We have only to look around the world to see other options being used now and also being researched and trialed for the future. We need to find options that have far less impact on the natural environment, and that use Australian ingenuity and resources. Australia has huge deposits of uranium. lets pull our head out of the sand and look at nuclear power generation for a start.
Climate and Energy Realists Queensland
Object
BUNDALL , Queensland
Message
Lithium batteries are dangerous and toxic if they combust, as demonstrated by the Bouldercombe fire recently. They provide back-up measured in minutes, not hours, and will be totally inefficient in the case of a major power outage.
A Cairns
Object
GUYRA , New South Wales
Message
"...... the new national tender scheme for dispatchable clean energy which many have said will encourage big levels of investment in energy storage."
"Akaysha Energy meanwhile is the developer backed by investment firm Blackrock currently delivering the 850MW/1,650MWh Waratah Super Battery project, also in New South Wales, as well as a 150MW/300MWh project in the state of Queensland. According to the company, its winning Orana project will support the integration of capacity at the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), one of several multi-gigawatt REZ developments the government of NSW is looking to get built."
"All projects must be operational by December 2025, and as with the previous tender round, project bids were judged on a number of non-financial criteria, such as commitments to hiring local workforce or contributing to community schemes, deliverability and organizational capability, as well as financial criteria.

“Firming capacity is a key aspect of the energy transition as the state’s coal generation exited the industry,” AEMO Services chair Paul Moy said.

“This tender is a first step in meeting this challenge at a reasonable cost to consumers. Combined, the projects in this tender will have the equivalent capacity to supply of 8% of the total 2023 NSW summer peak demand.”

AEMO Services said the contract design, which Moy referred to as “innovative,” mean

Each of the tenders held so far has been oversubscribed. In Round 2, the NSW government had been seeking around 930MW of resources to firm up growing renewable energy capacity.

This was an expansion from an initial 380MW indicative tender size, and it was boosted due to financial support from Australia’s Commonwealth government under its Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) – the new national tender scheme for dispatchable clean energy which many have said will encourage big levels of investment in energy storage.

“AEMO Services has conducted three tenders over 12 months, two for generation and long duration storage infrastructure and one for firming infrastructure, each of these tenders has been oversubscribed,” AEMO Services executive general manager Paul Verschuer said.

Results from a third round, seeking generation and long-duration storage resources, are due before the end of 2023, while a fourth round for generation infrastructure opened in October."

Hmmm. Interesting isn't it, the government Ignoring, Nb Ignoring their People, and why, hm ?
Why?
You Have To Prove the " Clean Energy " Future you are Unable to Prove, gov.au.
I hold you Responsible for Increase in Harm and Loss to Catchments, named Australian, now in the Hands of Investment. Get Out of My Precious Dry Continent you will Harm and cause Loss To, as you Have, Nb Have for 8 Decades, or about that time frame, where the Investment Company Take Over of Our Nation our Government, Australian, has allowed over 8 Decades into Now, as Our Food Growers feel the Climate Impacts Your Government has Enabled as a Ignorant Ignorant Ignorant Unable Ignorant workforce , getting paid a Wage of High Amount, please NB , as Our Farmers fight for their Land they Have to Protect because an Agenda is More Harming Now, than Ever Before, in the Chase to a Target that will Never be reached Ever, Nb Ever by any Country as a part of a conspiracy to Take All Resources For No Reason But Money.
Shame on you all, and All of you as our government and DPIE i Have to have Under Investigation Because they Cannot understand how Different Australia Is to every other Country and Continent on EArth, on Earth, a Living Being Without Protection Now.
God. Pray for Australia From Now. They will Not hear the people Aware, Aware, Aware.
My Dear Fellow Farmer humans, who will get the consequences of government approvals into the Royal Commission I Demand Now.
I Have to have my government in a Royal Commission and it will be to Include DPIE because the Claim says, "Clean Energy" that is Impossible.
Understand ?
I Demand a Royal Commission into Renewables and Transmission Lines of a Low Frequency Higher Voltage type I Have To Protest Vehemently. A Awareness of present power lines is my reason to Protest 500kv Transmission Lines already on Country, hmmm. Without our Knowledge Permission or Consent, How Dare You, gov.au, Transgrid and Investors, with No interest in Care for Country nor Care To The All On Country, as I read the quotes above , and View a Chase for Money MOney Money, and that's All it's about, the Lie of Net Zero and Renewables necessary, BS. You know what that means, BS.
Ban BESS as a Toxic entity correct. Not Clean at all.
Cease and Desist Blackrock interest in a Dry Continent they Do Not Care for, as our farmers get Threatened each and Every day our government add projects, Toxic, yes Toxic, Yes Toxic, to OUR Nation, OURS.
Get Out you in government, Now. Shame Shame Shame on you All.
Shame Shame Shame on you All.
Shame Shame Shame on you All.
I Demand a Royal Commission into BESS the Toxic Future I Vehemently Protest I Do.
Liddel region make a Coal Fired Power Station, and Cease and Desist the Toxic Future gov.au Plan, and they Do, seen here Very Clearly, Yes, yes yes yes, Very Clearly, Yes, How DARE You All, How Dare You All, How Dare You All, Wage Earners of Virtual Reality plans , Toxic yet unable .
Reality I will let you know about. The Land is a Living Being. A Living Being. Alive. Poisoned over 8 Decades and not being Protected by our government who Cannot Ever be allowed to be able from now.
Dear Earth suffers the government Agenda Lie, Net Zero, what a Farce, a Farce, a Farce, and a COP out Now I Demand, and I Demand Mr Bowen, the boy in Wolf's clothing , Harming Our Entire Nation with his Ignorance I must have under Investigation in a Royal Commission I Demand NOw, Mr Government Investor Company, aka, gov.au. Get Out Now of MY Nation and Never Ever return , you people in government planning a Horrible Future I cannot accept. Cannot. My Intent is a World Organic and Biodynamic and DC energy Only, Nb only, Nb Only. Rooftops are Our Future Infrastructure for Renewables in this way, please, government, Australian.
Coal will No longer be Sold OS. Surely you know why, gov.au ?
We have the Coal we use and create Tiny Turbines made from Stainless Steel , without Blades, NB. Without Blades, that KILL, NB.
Solar will be Tubes and they will be Glass, and for Hot Water Only. NO BESS necessary. No Transmission needed. And that will bring a Better Care Future to the Aussies you are Unable to hear call out and will not support at all , at all , at all. Why ?
Why ?
I know why. Therefore I Demand a Royal Commission into Renewables as the Most Horrible Threat to a Dry Continent So Far, Nb So Far, Nb So Far.
My Dear Australia, I Pray for you, I do.
My Dear Australia, I Need you Cared For, I Do.
My Dear Wildlife I Must Get Protected I Must from a Worse Future , here now, and a planned one it is from now.
My Dear Catchments I Research, I am Sorry I CAnnot Protect you from a Toxic future laballed Green and Clean and a Lie it is.
Blackrock, Cease and Desist Now. How Dare You as a entity I have to watch closely as I view you in Our Nation chasing the Money from What, I say What, a Lie, a Lie, termed Clean Energy, and Not.
I Demand a Royal Commission into the Renewables Agenda and a Net Zero Agenda as the Farce Impossible to Ever achieve as the World Increases Emissions, clearly Seen , clearly Seen, NB.
I have to go. Got another submission to do. Read the attachment. Thank you. Ban BESS Now. It's Toxic to the Land, the Land you Receive from NB.
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
FORESTVILLE , New South Wales
Message
I object to solar, wind and battery projects. In my opinion, they will do far more damage to the environment than coal, oil and gas ever did. Beautiful farmland is being destroyed by these toxic projects with no regard to the lasting damage they will do when they no longer work. Toxic chemicals seeping into the land, birds, insects, etc. being killed by wind turbine blades, it is frightening.
Name Withheld
Object
DEE WHY , New South Wales
Message
I object to this project. The cost of converting to renewable energy is astronomical and we simply cannot afford it. It is also obvious that there is no way the world has enough materials to achieve the goal of green energy. We must also consider the fact that we are able to produce more food more cheaply and efficiently because of fossil fuels and until we have a viable alternative we should continue the way we are. I do not believe the science backs up the supposed benefits of renewable energy. We do not want to become a third world country because of our ideological stupidity. We have beautiful agricultural land being covered by unsightly solar panels and wind turbines which incredibly contain materials made from fossil fuels, the very things they seek to replace! Koalas and other native animal habitats are being destroyed to make way for these projects not to mention the birds, insects, etc. killed by the wind turbines. How is that greening Australia? Fossil fuel industries have contributed huge taxes to fund our country’s schools, police, hospitals, NDIS, etc., how will we be able to fund them without these taxes? I think we all want a cleaner, greener environment but not at the risk of destroying our countryside and our way of life.
Name Withheld
Object
COLLAROY , New South Wales
Message
I strongly object to this project. I am all for saving the planet but this project, along with many others, is not the answer. We don’t seem to care about the insects, magnificent birds, etc. that are being killed by wind turbine blades. Solar panels are taking over much needed farming land and from my understanding, solar panels and wind turbines have a certain amount of fossil fuel derived components in them anyway so what’s the benefit? Let’s go nuclear.
Name Withheld
Object
MAYFIELD WEST , New South Wales
Message
I object to the whole renewable energy saga. Wind turbines and solar panels contain steel which is made from coal – what’s renewable about that? What happens to them after their useful life – are they dumped in landfill? They are a blight on the landscape and taking valuable agricultural land which should be used for growing food. Our agricultural exports are worth about $80bn annually. Quoting from a recent article in the Australian "Each year, on average, each Australian farmer feeds 150 of their fellow countrymen and 450 of their allies overseas." I've no doubt the $80bn of exports contributes to supporting the NDIS, schools, hospitals, etc. Australia's agricultural industries are world leading - we must not jeopardize this
Name Withheld
Object
OLD TOONGABBIE , New South Wales
Message
I object to these renewable projects. My understanding is that there are so many toxic materials in batteries, often mined in poor countries by little children. I also believe that toxic materials are can be found in wind turbines and solar panels which is so bad for the environment. I have seen reports of wind turbines and solar panels being dumped in landfill when they are past their use by date which is incredibly harmful to the environment and will leave that land useless for many years to come. No, No, No - Stop them now!
Name Withheld
Object
DEE WHY , New South Wales
Message
I object to this unnecessary, unreliable, non-base load power source that is expensive and pays scant attention to damaged fauna habitat. I urge the Government to go nuclear hitched up to the existing grid. We will eventually go nuclear so why not now?
Name Withheld
Object
GULGONG , New South Wales
Message
I object to this Electricity Generating Works proposal because I cannot support a project that relies on slave labour to provide its tonnes of large-scale toxic batteries.

Despite decades of rolling out wind and solar plants in many countries the CO2 emissions still rise every year. Wind and solar projects, including this proposed stand alone BESS project, just make no difference. This BESS will increase atmospheric CO2 and increase our NEM electricity system costs to me and other end consumers. I object to any project that costs me heaps for no benefit at all. Don't approve this useless project!
Name Withheld
Object
GULGONG , New South Wales
Message
My oppositions to this proposed project are many but in particular I am very concerned about the use of industrial lithium batteries. They require many minerals to be mined, including in wilderness areas, that are toxic and, in some cases, require the use of slave labour to keep costs down. The recycling of thousands of Tonnes of lithium batteries is not yet viable and, due to their short economic lives, will pollute our environments in a few short years. They pose fire and toxic smoke risks to fire-fighters and nearby residents and towns that will continue to occur despite the claims by the Proponent.
Save Our Surroundings (SOS)
Object
Gulgong , New South Wales
Message
Save Our Surroundings (SOS) objects to proposed BESS Works in this project because there are still so many unresolved concerns about risks and issues involved with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), for instance:
1. Lack of research into the life-cycle of BESS
2. Resource intensive requirements
3. Involves slavery in mining and production
4. Environmentally damaging
5. Fire starting risks increased
6. Fire-fighting dangers increased
7. Local fire risks considerably increased
8. Expensive
9. Short life-span
10. Variable operation
11. Very little Australian content
12. Increased energy and sovereign risks
13. Roads and road travel are impacted
14. Electricity charging and air-conditioning requirements are high
15. Classed as hazardous goods
16. No certainty at end of the short life of a BESS
17. Increased dependency on intermittent electricity generation
18. Poor viability
19. Increase retail electricity prices.

Please refer to the attachment for details.
Attachments
Ian McDonald
Object
WALCHA , New South Wales
Message
I object to the Smithfield BESS as per my attached submission.
Attachments

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-59325460
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Electricity supply
Local Government Areas
Cumberland

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Name
Philip Nevill