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Latest News

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 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 look like at our beach. 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 and numerous reports to consider, but there are countless reasons why this project must not be approved.  We encourage you all to make a submission during this time. You can focus on just single area or areas of concern to tell the Minister why you object to AGL’s dangerous and unnecessary plans.  Or sign up here for support and advice from Save Westernport and Environment Victoria on how to make your submission.  Minister Wynne needs to hear from this community, and from all Victorians why AGL’s...

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Westernport Shoreline Vigil

June 24, 2020

At sunset on Mid-winter’s Eve, Westernport locals took to their favourite beaches in uncounted numbers for a socially-distanced Shoreline Vigil to light a candle in a show of affection and support for Westernport and of opposition to AGL  From Flinders through Shoreham, Point Leo, Merricks, Balnarring, Somers, Crib Point,  Hastings and around the Bay to French and Phillip Islands and beyond, we stood vigil to symbolise our determination to stand by Westernport. As people become aware that AGL’s gas proposal would exacerbate the climate crisis and lock us in to decades more fossil fuel use, there’s a growing sense of anger that AGL is not listening to the community. More and more people are prepared  to do whatever’s necessary to protect the Bay from the exploitation and degradation of new heavy industry, like AGL’s gas import proposal at Crib Point. There’s a growing expectation on AGL to live up to their own policies that make admirable claims about their performance in sustainability and accountability, by withdrawing their Environment Effects Statement (EES), which is due to go on display in early July. These qualities that matter to an informed public are also increasingly influencing international markets as they continue to divest en masse from...

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AGL’s EES due for release.

June 24, 2020

It’s been a year since we delivered over 17,000 signatures to Brett Redman’s stunt double (after the AGL CEO reneged on his agreement to meet with us), and AGL’s plans to import gas seem more absurd now than they did then. Some of the gas AGL plans to import may have originated here in Victoria, before being sold offshore . Yet AGL has submitted these plans to the Planning Minister for assessment in an Environment Effects Statement that has taken nearly 2 years to prepare. The EES reports are expected to be released for public comment, even as demand for gas plummets and better options abound. AGL’s competitors at VIVA Energy announced a similar project last week that would require no new gas pipeline. It would be preferable if no new gas infrastructure is built, but there’s no doubt the Geelong site would be far more suitable than AGL’s Westernport plans. Within range of the  hazard facilities that LNG operations require, Geelong would be far safer than AGL’s proposed Crib Point location, near residential communities, and primary schools.  AGL’s project could spell disaster for local communities, for Westernport’s internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands, and for our climate. A few dozen jobs, that AGL admits...

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Its time to dump AGL

June 10, 2020

Friends, Protecting Westernport Bay, our communities, and our climate means stopping AGL and their dirty gas plans. Nearly 5000 of you pledged to boycott AGL should they press on with their gas import terminal plans at Westernport. This week AGL have notified the community that the environmental assessment process will soon begin. AGL's CEO Brett Redman also recently called for the government to fast track this assessment.   It's clear that AGL have not listened to us. So now we rally. Now we show AGL that we mean business. What: Online Rally against AGL When: Tomorrow (Thursday 11 June) at 12pm-1:30pm AEST Where: Online - RSVP here to get the Zoom link: https://envict.org/ditchAGL Those of you who are AGL customers for your gas or electricity can show AGL we mean business, by changing to a new provider of your choosing. You can make the switch during the rally tomorrow. It's simple to do - Here are two independent resources to help you decide which energy provider you'll switch to: Victorian Energy Compare (by the Victorian State government) https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au/retailers Green Electricity Guide (by Greenpeace Australia Pacific) https://www.greenelectricityguide.org.au/ For those of us who ditched AGL some time ago, tomorrow we will take action...

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