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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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    Make a Submission against AGL’s Environment Effects Statement - EES - Find out HOW!

Latest News

Save Westernport by John Butler

August 4, 2020

John has sent us this message: ‘To all the Victorian family who are doing it tough with COVID I’m sending you my love and prayers right now.   I was asked by some locals in Westernport Bay to help get their message out about protecting their beloved home.   These are very complex and turbulent times but we can’t let the fossil fuel industry use this moment as a massive chess game strategy to twist our state and federal governments arms to their will. If ANYTHING these already established resource companies, that have massively profited off the back of our nation, making BILLIONS of dollars every quarter, should be TAXED at least as much as I am to help with the economic fall out of COVID.   Here’s what the @savewesternport group would like you to know :   Save Westernport says AGL’s plan is an environmental and social disaster. Right now it’s still just a plan. But AGL’s Environmental Effects Statement (EES) is now up for public comment and it’s time to say NO!   AGL is using its EES to get state government approval for it’s cancerous plan. AGL will say it can manage risks to people and...

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Help Stop AGL. Get help with your EES submission!

August 4, 2020

It’s no surprise that people are feeling daunted by AGL’s EES – it’s over 11,000 pages of technical information with just weeks to make a comment.  But it’s not that hard and you can make a difference. Make your concerns known by writing a submission.  Save Westernport and Environment Victoria want to help you to add your voice by holding online workshops next week on How to Write a Powerful Submission. RSVP via one of these links to join a forum on: Thursday 6 August, 6:00-7:30pm EES workshop 1 Friday 7 August, 12:00-1:30pm EES workshop 2 We’re also planning a public forum to be held soon so people can discuss what this project would mean for the region. We hope to be joined by our elected representatives to hear what they have to say about it. Remember during the Federal election last year Save Westernport held a public meeting where each of the candidates for the seat of Flinders campaigned against the AGL project? Read about it here in the June 2019 issue of the Balnarring Bridge.  The details of that online forum are still being finalised, watch this space and sign up here to receive Save Westernport’s regular newsletter for...

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We’ve made it! ~ First Dog on The Moon

July 11, 2020

We have been thrilled and honoured to be featured by the renowned first dog on the moon cartoonist. Here is the link to the Guardian publication. With much gratitude and thanks.  

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STOP PRESS ~ The EES is out now!

July 1, 2020

In 2018 Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne called for an Environment Effects Statement on AGL’s giant gas import proposal in response to community concerns about countless safety and environmental risks. The EES has now been released and the documents are available online. Q: Why does AGL continue to publish lovely photos of Westernport on their reports? We know how beautiful the Bay is. What we need to know is WHAT the spectre of the proposed FSRU ship, 17 storeys tall, would really look like at our beach. The pictures provided by AGL are misleading; they have been cropped and the schematics shown in their EES reports are not to scale. The Public Comments period for the EES on AGL’s proposal on the Mornington Peninsula commenced on July 2 and will run until August 26 2020. That’s just 40 business days for submissions, under and a declared Stage 4 State of Disaster. But we must prevent fossil fuels companies like AGL and APA the pipeline corp, from taking advantage of the global pandemic. From the threat to marine life and Endangered Species, to Social and Climate Impacts, there are countless reasons why this project must not be approved. We encourage you all to make a...

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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.