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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

Thank You and Best Wishes for 2020!

December 24, 2019

Save Westernport would like to thank all our volunteers, donors and supporters for their help and encouragement during a busy 2019! Special thanks to Environment Victoria, Crib Point Community House and the local businesses that continue to support us. From the Peninsula's Biggest Paddle Out at Shoreham Beach in January to the May Day community meeting at Balnarring Hall with every Federal Election candidate rejecting AGL's gas project, we have worked hard to raise awareness of the need to stop AGL's plans while seeking stronger legal protections for Westernport Bay's valuable ecological character and Ramsar status. As long as AGL persists with their proposal to import liquefied natural gas at Crib Point jetty and threaten the unique marine environment of Westernport Bay, we will continue the fight to stop this unnecessary and unjustified industrial project. Since August 2017, AGL and its gas pipeline partner APA have sought to gain acceptance from our local communities and the Victorian State Government for this gas import project. Their efforts will be a waste of time (and shareholder's money) because we will never approve any heavy industry project that pollutes Westernport Bay and risks the safety of local residents and visitors. We ask the...

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Sign The Pledge – Put AGL On Notice!

November 29, 2019

Click Here to Sign this Pledge and say NO to AGL’s dirty Gas Plan NOW AGL is still making plans to build a gas import terminal in beautiful Westernport Bay. AGL has admitted that by processing LNG and building their outdated gas pipeline, they would routinely destroy Westernport’s precious wetlands and wildlife. AGL’s imported gas would produce 30% more carbon than local gas.  It’s a classic case of profit over people and planet. That’s why this community says NO! Save Westernport and Environment Victoria are working with local groups to make sure our voice of opposition is heard. Take Action, SIGN NOW We deserve the sustainable energy forms and fair prices that Government and industry have been promising for decades now! Support the fight to protect Westernport Bay from AGL’s corporate exploitation and unnecessary industry. Now is the time to ramp up pressure and hold AGL accountable for the damage their plans will cause to these precious ecosystems. As an AGL customer or potential customer, AGL cares about what you say and do. IF YOU DON’T SUPPORT THEIR PLANS, THEN DON’T SUPPORT AGL! You can use your voice to hit them where it hurts by signing the Pledge NOW  Send a...

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Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry Into Ramsar Wetlands – public comments close Friday 29 November

November 27, 2019

Public submissions to the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into Ramsar wetland sites must be made by Friday 29 November. Public comments can be made here.  You may also submit your comments and concerns to the Committee via this link.   Public hearings will be also held in Melbourne, Chelsea Heights and Sale: Monday 2 December 2019 - Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne Tuesday 3 December 2019 - Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre, 278 Edithvale Road, Chelsea Heights Wednesday 4 December 2019 - Port of Sale (Wellington Centre), 70 Foster Street, Sale See more information here.   The Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee has commenced a public inquiry that will investigate the response to an Auditor-General’s report on Victoria’s wetlands. The audit report, released in 2016, examined whether Victoria was meeting its obligations to protect wetlands under the international Ramsar Convention. Victoria’s wetlands are a critical part of our state’s natural environment. The Auditor-General wanted to know that they are well-managed and that international obligations in relation to their conservation were being met. The Auditor-General concluded that general management of Ramsar wetland sites needed to improve for Victoria to effectively meet its obligations.   Save Westernport encourages...

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community action

Stop AGL Westernport Summer Action Launch

November 14, 2019

Come to our Stop AGL Westernport Summer Action Launch! Join us at Somers Hall for afternoon tea with others who care about our precious and unique Westernport environment.  Westernport needs you!  Find out about our campaign to protect the Bay’s Internationally recognized wetlands, its spectacular creatures and ecosystems from the threat of AGL’s heavy industry. Sunday December 1st, 2019 2-4pm  afternoon tea Somers Hall, RW Stone Pavilion, 68 Camp Hill Road Somers                                         *Please Note the 2pm start time, not Midday as reported elsewhere*

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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.