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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

Sign The Pledge – Put AGL On Notice!

November 29, 2019

Sign this Pledge to say NO to AGL’s dirty Gas Plan AGL is still making plans to build a 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), our community has voiced their opposition but AGL still refuses to dump their dirty gas plan. The year 2020 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. Take Action NOW and use your voice to 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. On behalf of nine groups including Save Westernport, PICS, Westernport and Peninsula Protection Council (WPPC), and Environment Victoria, an open letter was delivered to AGL board members and shareholders at the 2019 AGL annual general meeting. The joint letter...

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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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Urgent Please Make a Submission to EPA today

October 30, 2019

URGENT: We know AGL has asked the EPA to weaken Victoria’s waste water restrictions to allow them to dump cold chlorinared water from their heat exchange straight into the Bay. If this change is allowed, it would make it easier for their gas processing plant to gain approval, even though the cumulative impacts on Westernport‘s marine ecology are unknown and could be devastating. Please make a comment to EPA, even if it’s past the deadline on Oct 31,  or let them know you intend to comment at sublegreform@epa.vic.gov.au  Your submission does not have to be technical, it takes just 5 minutes. Please tell them - no new emissions must be allowed into wetlands and waterways. - Corporations cannot be permitted to regulate their own waste in water or air. - the EPA MUST NOT lift restrictions and weaken the few environmental protection laws we have in Victoria. It could make polluting legal for corporations like AGL.  If these laws are changed, it could allow AGL to dump 450 million litres of cold chlorinated water into Westernport every day it operates. AGL has said “we expect it would cause no harm to Westernport’s marine environment”,  but we know in the past they have cut corners, polluting and degrading the environment and...

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Recent Articles

Sign The Pledge – Put AGL On Notice!

November 29, 2019

Sign this Pledge to say NO to AGL’s dirty Gas Plan AGL is still making plans to build a 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), our community has voiced their opposition but AGL still refuses to dump their dirty gas plan. The year 2020 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. Take Action NOW and use your voice to 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. On behalf of nine groups including Save Westernport, PICS, Westernport and Peninsula Protection Council (WPPC), and Environment Victoria, an open letter was delivered to AGL board members and shareholders at the 2019 AGL annual general meeting. The joint letter...

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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...

Read More
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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