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STOP

Commercial Exploitation
of Westernport Bay

SaveWesternport acknowledges that the lands and waters of Westernport belong to the Bunnerong (Boon Wurrung) Peoples of the Kulin Nation.  We offer our respects to their Aboriginal Elders past and emerging, and recognise their continuing contribution to caring for Country.

We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Latest News

No AGL Public Meeting

April 18, 2019

Public meeting May Day SOS Westernport No AGL Wednesday May 1st, 7pm Balnarring Community Hall Tickets are free and available here , and although registration is preferred and will insure you have a place, there will be places available on the night if you decide at the last minute.   

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Sign New Online Petition To Save Westernport!

April 7, 2019

A new online petition has been submitted to the Parliament of Australia opposing the proposed AGL Gas Import Jetty project on Westernport Bay. The petition has been submitted to the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives. You can sign the online petition here. The new petition requests the Australian Government "... to stop this development and to protect the Western Port Ramsar Site consistent with our obligations under the Ramsar convention." The petition will be open for four weeks until 3 May 2019. The final petition will be referred to the Minister for the Environment Hon Melissa Price for her response. Save Westernport encourages all supporters to sign this new petition and share on social media.

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Send Your Questions to AGL and APA by 31 March 2019!

March 25, 2019

AGL and APA have a new survey available for local residents to raise their concerns and and ask questions about the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline project. The survey may be found here. The closing date for this survey is Sunday 31st March 2019.   Under the Environment Effects Act 1978, all public comment from the community must be formally collected, recorded and considered by AGL and APA during the consultation period. Issues raised by the community will also be presented to the Technical Reference Group (TRG) - a group of local councils and state government agencies (e..g EPA, WorkSafe, Parks Victoria). The TRG will review all AGL/APA technical studies and provide advice for the Environment Effects Statement (EES) to ensure potential impacts to the environment and human health are properly addressed.   Save Westernport strongly encourages all local residents to submit questions to AGL and APA about any aspect of the project that concerns them.  

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AGL and APA release new map of proposed pipeline for Hastings

March 19, 2019

Released this week- Streetview map of the proposed route/s of AGL/APA’s high pressure gas pipeline to be constructed through the streets of Hastings. Give your feedback/ express your concerns in this survey until March 30   

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Recent Articles

Sign New Online Petition To Save Westernport!

April 7, 2019

A new online petition has been submitted to the Parliament of Australia opposing the proposed AGL Gas Import Jetty project on Westernport Bay. The petition has been submitted to the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives. You can sign the online petition here. The new petition requests the Australian Government "... to stop this development and to protect the Western Port Ramsar Site consistent with our obligations under the Ramsar convention." The petition will be open for four weeks until 3 May 2019. The final petition will be referred to the Minister for the Environment Hon Melissa Price for her response. Save Westernport encourages all supporters to sign this new petition and share on social media.

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Send Your Questions to AGL and APA by 31 March 2019!

March 25, 2019

AGL and APA have a new survey available for local residents to raise their concerns and and ask questions about the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline project. The survey may be found here. The closing date for this survey is Sunday 31st March 2019.   Under the Environment Effects Act 1978, all public comment from the community must be formally collected, recorded and considered by AGL and APA during the consultation period. Issues raised by the community will also be presented to the Technical Reference Group (TRG) - a group of local councils and state government agencies (e..g EPA, WorkSafe, Parks Victoria). The TRG will review all AGL/APA technical studies and provide advice for the Environment Effects Statement (EES) to ensure potential impacts to the environment and human health are properly addressed.   Save Westernport strongly encourages all local residents to submit questions to AGL and APA about any aspect of the project that concerns them.  

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Special Report – ABC News On AGL Gas Import Terminal

February 24, 2019

The environmental concerns about AGL's gas project for Crib Point were broadcast on ABC News Victoria (Sunday 24th February 2019). Watch the full report until 27 February 2019 on ABC iview at 19:50 minutes here Read the full story "Australia is the biggest exporter of liquid natural gas so why is Victoria facing a future shortage?" on the ABC News website here   ABC News reporter Jessica Longbottom delivered a summary of the issues around AGL's proposal to import liquified natural gas (LNG) via Westernport Bay despite Australia being the world's biggest gas exporter. This special report included interviews with Westernport Bay mussel farmer Michael Harris, local landowners Sue and John Allnut, Louise Page from Save Westernport, Tony Wood of the Grattan Institute and Phaedra Deckart from AGL (GM of Energy Supply).   Ms Deckart stated "...People aren't going to be able to turn on their heaters or we're not going to be able to run gas-fired power generators because there just won't be enough gas." "We know [the community] are … taking one for the team, I suppose, in helping Australia and particularly the southern states meet their energy supply needs," Ms Deckart said. This is despite the Australian...

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Next Steps...

If you want to get involved, find out what you can do.  We maintain an "Action" page dedicated to giving you up-to-date information about what you can do, and how.