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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

EPA Charter of Consultation – Submit Comments by 10 Nov 2019

October 8, 2019

The new Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 comes into force on 1 July 2020. This is the single greatest overhaul of environment protection legislation in Victoria since the tabling of the Environment Protection Act 1970. See details in the EPA Act 2018 fact sheet here. Under the new Act, the general environment duty (GED) will focus Victorian business, industry and the community on preventing harm. This will require people to undertake reasonably practicable steps to eliminate, or otherwise reduce risks of harm to human health and the environment from pollution and waste.   EPA Victoria is an independent statutory authority whose role is to protect Victoria’s environment and people from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. EPA Victoria has developed a Draft Charter of Consultation and would like to hear feedback from the Victorian community about this Charter of Consultation and how it might be improved. Members of the Victorian public can submit their feedback on the Draft Charter of Consultation at the Engage Victoria website here. Further details are available in this Draft Charter document.   Have your say on how EPA Victoria consults with our communities and provides more environmental information. Public submissions close on 10 November...

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Environmental Groups Put AGL on Notice

September 25, 2019

AGL is still making plans to build a polluting and unnecessary gas import terminal in beautiful Westernport Bay, potentially destroying precious wetlands and wildlife in the process. It’s a classic case of profit over people and planet. Working with groups like Environment Victoria and Phillip Island Conservation Council (PICS), we’ve managed to delay their project twice, but AGL still refuses to dump their dirty gas plan. The next year will be key in the fight for Westernport Bay. We need to ramp up pressure and hold AGL accountable for the damage their plans will cause to this precious ecosystem. As a customer or potential customer, AGL cares about what you say. It’s time to use your voice and hit them where it hurts! Take Action NOW Send a message to AGL to register your concern as a customer or potential customer. If they want your business, they have to dump their dirty gas project. Last week we took the fight to the AGL board at their AGM in Sydney. On behalf of nine groups including Save Westernport, PICS, Westernport and Peninsula Protection Society (WPPC), and Environment Victoria, an open letter was delivered to AGL board members and shareholders. The joint letter stated that...

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Save Westernport joined the SS4C in Melbourne this week

September 22, 2019

Save Westernport joined over one hundred thousand people in Melbourne on Friday September 20 to rally behind the call for governments to rule out new fossil fuel projects, commit to 100 percent renewables, and ensure a fair and just transition.   We were thrilled to see so many people representing beautiful Westernport Bay. To all our members and supporters who joined the enormous show of support for the students in their call for climate justice, we say Thank You! Save Westernport has always opposed AGL’s gas import proposal because it would threaten Westernport’s wildlife, degrading fragile ecosystems and prolonging our outdated dependence on fossil fuels. With a 56km gas pipeline proposed through protected wilderness areas, the AGL plan is Victoria’s Adani, and Save Westernport is determined to get the word out about this enormous threat. AGL has estimated that gas imported and processed at their floating storage and regasifiaction unit (FSRU) would be 20% more carbon intensive than locally produced gas.  Australian energy analyst Bruce Robertson stated in The AGE recently that the AGL project is unjustifiable both on economic and environmental grounds. “It is extremely expensive and energy intensive to liquefy gas, and if you have one environmental bone in your...

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Save Westernport supports Student Strike 4 Climate

September 16, 2019

Call out to all Save Westernport Supporters Save Westernport and friends will be marching to show support for the Global Schools Strike 4 Climate demonstration this Friday Sept 20, 2pm Treasury Gardens, Melbourne. We’d love you to join us to let the Government and big business know: It is NOT business as usual! We don’t like what we see happening to our planet. We care about what we’re seeing. We demand change and We’re READY for the big solutions today, for the FUTURE OF OUR PLANET, now! Crowds are expected to be big, in order to meet up before the march, we will gather in front of the Windsor Hotel in Spring St, at 1:30pm near the main entrance closer to Lt Collins Street We’ll then walk together to the Treasury Gardens. Tell your Friends! Bring your selves, your drums, bells, flags, banners and signs Save Westernport Supports Schools Strike 4 Climate! If you’re traveling by public transport from Westernport, take the 11.04 train from Stony point. It arrives into Frankson at 11.40 with a connecting train to town arriving in the city at 12.48. Parliament Station is closest to the Windsor Hotel See you there!!

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Recent Articles

EPA Charter of Consultation – Submit Comments by 10 Nov 2019

October 8, 2019

The new Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 comes into force on 1 July 2020. This is the single greatest overhaul of environment protection legislation in Victoria since the tabling of the Environment Protection Act 1970. See details in the EPA Act 2018 fact sheet here. Under the new Act, the general environment duty (GED) will focus Victorian business, industry and the community on preventing harm. This will require people to undertake reasonably practicable steps to eliminate, or otherwise reduce risks of harm to human health and the environment from pollution and waste.   EPA Victoria is an independent statutory authority whose role is to protect Victoria’s environment and people from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. EPA Victoria has developed a Draft Charter of Consultation and would like to hear feedback from the Victorian community about this Charter of Consultation and how it might be improved. Members of the Victorian public can submit their feedback on the Draft Charter of Consultation at the Engage Victoria website here. Further details are available in this Draft Charter document.   Have your say on how EPA Victoria consults with our communities and provides more environmental information. Public submissions close on 10 November...

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Environmental Groups Put AGL on Notice

September 25, 2019

AGL is still making plans to build a polluting and unnecessary gas import terminal in beautiful Westernport Bay, potentially destroying precious wetlands and wildlife in the process. It’s a classic case of profit over people and planet. Working with groups like Environment Victoria and Phillip Island Conservation Council (PICS), we’ve managed to delay their project twice, but AGL still refuses to dump their dirty gas plan. The next year will be key in the fight for Westernport Bay. We need to ramp up pressure and hold AGL accountable for the damage their plans will cause to this precious ecosystem. As a customer or potential customer, AGL cares about what you say. It’s time to use your voice and hit them where it hurts! Take Action NOW Send a message to AGL to register your concern as a customer or potential customer. If they want your business, they have to dump their dirty gas project. Last week we took the fight to the AGL board at their AGM in Sydney. On behalf of nine groups including Save Westernport, PICS, Westernport and Peninsula Protection Society (WPPC), and Environment Victoria, an open letter was delivered to AGL board members and shareholders. The joint letter stated that...

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Save Westernport Congratulates Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

September 12, 2019

  Members of Save Westernport were encouraged by the strong leadership shown by our local Mornington Peninsula Shire Council recently when it followed the lead of Melbourne City Council and other Councils world-wide and voted to implement urgent Climate Emergency measures. The specter of vast areas of the world’s forests ablaze, and enormous amounts of safely stored carbon being suddenly released into Earth’s atmosphere seems to have made us acutely aware of the decisive action that is so desperately overdue. Save Westernport welcomes the announcement, and we look forward to seeing Council translate good intentions into meaningful changes in the everyday actions of the Shire and its residents. We want to see real change that will make a difference.  It’s clear that the Shire’s goals are entirely incompatible with any new investment in fossil-fuels, yet AGL is still trying to force its inappropriate industrial proposal on to this community. AGL’s plan to import and process LNG in Westernport Bay is hopelessly out-of-date. The plan requires construction of a 56km gas pipeline that would quickly become another rusting example of poorly planned abandoned industry in the area. This is the last thing that Westernport needs right now that the bay is showing good...

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