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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.

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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gas import proposal because it would threaten Westernport’s wildlife, degrading fragile ecosystems and prolonging our outdated dependence on fossil fuels.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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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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Upcoming AGL community meetings in Aug/Sept 2019

August 4, 2019

AGL and APA will be holding new community meetings in late August and early September. The "Community Drop-In Sessions" will be held on the following dates: Saturday 24 August 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm Hastings Community Hub 1973 Frankston - Flinders Road, Hastings   Tuesday 27 August 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Crib Point Community House 7 Park Road, Crib Point   Wednesday 28 August 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Pearcedale Community Centre 710 Baxter - Tooradin Road, Pearcedale   Saturday 31 August 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm Cardinia Public Hall 2401 Ballarto Road, Cardinia   Tuesday 3 September 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Grantville Hall 1470 Bass Highway, Grantville   AGL and APA are currently preparing the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the proposed Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project at Crib Point. As part of the EES, independent technical experts have been employed to assess the potential environmental impacts of the gas project and produce technical studies on these environmental impacts (such as Hazard & Risk, Biodiversity, Air Quality, Noise & Vibration, Greenhouse Gas, etc) Some experts will be available at these "drop-in sessions" to answer questions from local residents and explain their technical studies. This EES process puts AGL in the driver's...

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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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Upcoming AGL community meetings in Aug/Sept 2019

August 4, 2019

AGL and APA will be holding new community meetings in late August and early September. The "Community Drop-In Sessions" will be held on the following dates: Saturday 24 August 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm Hastings Community Hub 1973 Frankston - Flinders Road, Hastings   Tuesday 27 August 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Crib Point Community House 7 Park Road, Crib Point   Wednesday 28 August 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Pearcedale Community Centre 710 Baxter - Tooradin Road, Pearcedale   Saturday 31 August 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm Cardinia Public Hall 2401 Ballarto Road, Cardinia   Tuesday 3 September 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Grantville Hall 1470 Bass Highway, Grantville   AGL and APA are currently preparing the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the proposed Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project at Crib Point. As part of the EES, independent technical experts have been employed to assess the potential environmental impacts of the gas project and produce technical studies on these environmental impacts (such as Hazard & Risk, Biodiversity, Air Quality, Noise & Vibration, Greenhouse Gas, etc) Some experts will be available at these "drop-in sessions" to answer questions from local residents and explain their technical studies. This EES process puts AGL in the driver's...

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Breaking News! AGL Gas Project Delayed!

June 29, 2019

AGL has announced a second delay to their plan to import gas via Ramsar-listed Westernport Bay in Victoria.   Read here.   The delay comes amidst nationwide fury that Australians are paying some of the highest gas prices in the world while Australia remains the number one gas exporter.   Save Westernport believes AGL plan should be scrapped entirely – it’s bad for Westernport’s world-renowned wetlands, it’s bad for Westernport communities and it’s bad for the nation’s energy future.   But the delay is an opportunity to do better.   It’s time for energy companies and governments to start building a real renewable energy future.   Save Westernport president Louise Page said, ‘we can’t stand by and allow critical habitat like Westernport to be used by AGL to reap profits at the expense of the bay and surrounding communities. We need energy solutions that actually make sense’.   AGL said the delay is because the company has sourced a different ship to process its hoped-for imported gas and fits with the Environment Effects Statement (EES) timing which is now no earlier than FY20. AGL expects to reach a final investment decision on the Crib Point project following the EES outcome....

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