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.
We will update this page with any important information about the AGL AGM trip on Wednesday. You should bookmark it so you can quickly find any info you need. If you have not RSVP'd and want to join us on the bus, please use the RSVP page (here) as soon as possible! Time is running out! Date Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 Departure Bus LEAVES at 7:30AM. We suggest you arrive 30 minutes early at a minimum. AGM Location The AGM will be held at the Melbourne Recital Centre and begins at 10:30AM. Information from AGL about their AGM is available by clicking here. Return Bus LEAVES Southbank at 11:15AM to return to Hastings. Google Map LocationRead More
Send us your RSVP here... We will be arranging to have a charter bus to take people to the AGL AGM on September 26th to make our objections clear! Use the form below to let us know that you will be showing up for the AGM bus we are arranging. Bus departure time is Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30AM. Location is at the Western Port Marina cark park (enter on Mullet Street). There is a map at the bottom of this page that indicates the pickup location, and we have provided a special page which contains all departure details as well as anything you should know about the trip so you can refer to it later. NOTE: If circumstance change and you cannot attend, please re-submit this RSVP except say "No" instead of "Yes". That way, we'll know you won't be coming. Pickup LocationRead More
Emotions were running high at the AGL “drop –in information session” held at the RW Stone Pavilion in Somers at noon last Saturday. The drop-in session was seen by AGL as an opportunity to explain to the local residents the effects on the Community and Westernport Bay of their Gas import project involving a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) being moored at Crib Point and a 60km pipeline that would cross agricultural, food growing and residential properties to connect it to the grid in Pakenham. Approximately 70 people attended the session. After a lot of recent publicity they well aware of the impacts of the gas import project and pipeline. They grilled AGL representatives on the matter for over two hours. Most people present saw AGL’s project as an opportunistic move to further increase their already massive profits at the expense of the local community and the fragile Westernport Bay environment. Serious concerns were voiced about the possibility of a natural gas explosion affecting Crib Point and Hastings, like what occurred in towns north of Boston in the US last Friday (14.9.18). Newspaper headlines said ‘It looked like Armageddon’ ‘Towns on fire, dozens of gas explosions, mass evacuations’. The very...Read More
We were extremely pleased that the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has put their support behind our efforts to question the Crib Point gas import terminal's viability and impact on the environment. During the September 11th meeting, the council heard the motion moved by Cr. Gill and seconded by Cr. Roper, resulting in the following offical recommendation, as entered in the Shire's records and provided to us for public distribution: COUNCIL DECISION That Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (MPSC) shares community concerns regarding the proposed importation of gas at Crib Point and calls for a State Government run, transparent consultation process that includes examining environmental effects and problems associated with the proposed 60 kilometre pipeline through agricultural land. MPSC supports a carbon neutral, renewable and clean energy supply. The Save Westernport group believes that this sentiment reflects and reinforces the majority of voices we've heard, both publicly and in private meetings, throughout the Peninsula area. We have gotten so much positive feedback that our efforts have helped raise awareness in our local communities and it is good to hear the council reaffirm their support.Read More
AGL’s proposal to install a Floating Storage Regasification Unit at berth 2 of the Woolley's Beach jetty, and APA's accompanying pipeline to Pakenham. In the last few weeks we have seen the transformation of the Woolley’s Beach jetty and the land around it. We know that around every five years Subsea 7 come in and undertake set up the works to accommodate the Cooper Sole pipe spooling project. We have seen a truck with ‘AGN’ (Australian Gas Network) on its side which apparently is another word for APA, the pipeline company appointed by AGL to transport their freshly liquefied gas from Crib Point, across some of Victoria’s most abundant food growing and agricultural land. There are excavators, pylon diggers and quite an array of serious looking equipment which is making everyone around here who cares about the environment, marine life, bird life of Westernport very jittery. This is what AGL say: Current works at Crib Point Jetty The Port of Hastings Development Authority has commenced the jetty remediation works at the Crib Point site which currently consists of inspection and testing works on the jetty. These works are being undertaken to prepare the site for AGL’s gas import project should the...Read More
Watch Zoe's video for an excellent overview of the Crib Point project. It's just great. (The video, not the project) https://youtu.be/IhqlxPK0sDYRead More
Charlotte's love for the environment is an inspiration to us all. Read her speech at our rally... "Hello. My name is Charlotte. I am twelve years old and I live in Crib Point. I believe that the Western Port Bay is Mother Nature’s way of saying ‘thank you’. On my beaches I find: cuttlefish, Neptune’s necklace, sea grasses, soldier crabs, different coloured seaweed, flatworms, sea urchins, ghost shrimp, sea stars, fish, stingrays and heaps of shells, all living in and amongst volcanic rock. There is also a very special place called Golden Point. Geologists have dated it to being over 400 million years old. At Golden Point you can find amazing old rocks. They are all unique in shapes, sizes and vibrant colours. I visit my beaches every day. Every day the seascape differs. I see different shells, different marine animals or different coloured seaweed. But one thing always stays the same. They are untouched, and they need to stay that way. I love my beaches! Once again I believe that the Westernport bay is Mother Nature’s way of saying thank you. AGL will take this all away! They will ruin our coastline and harm our marine life. The Western...Read More