Art-is-in-our-nature

The work of 54 acclaimed contemporary artists comes together in this exciting exhibition to increase awareness of the campaign to stop AGL’s proposed gas import terminal from being approved at Crib Point, and to raise urgently needed funds for Save Westernport Inc to mount a legal challenge in partnership with Environment Victoria and the Victorian National Parks Association.

Further Information and full exhibition will be online at Silver Leaf Artbox.
www.silverleaf-artbox.com.au

Help us
Save Westernport
by contributing to the cost of
our activities, operations and
printed material.

The Save Westernport Inc.
residents group formed in April 2018 to oppose the plans by
energy company AGL in
Westernport Bay.

We have a new brochure that you
can print yourself!
It's on our "Take Action" page with more information on
how you can help.

Latest News

EES Directions Hearing Begins

September 20, 2020

The Directions Hearing for the Environment Effects Statement on AGL’s gas import proposal was held on September 17. For the first time an EES Hearing will be live-streamed via video link due to COVID restrictions. The Hearings will be chaired by Kathy Mitchell, Chief member of the five-member Inquiry Advisory Committee Panel. The Panel was appointed by the Victorian Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne to oversee the EES Hearings and advise him of their findings at its conclusion. Ms Mitchell was clear and direct, explaining the purpose of the Directions Hearing, and laying out the schedule. The Panel Hearings will review the Environment Effects Statement that AGL prepared, and the thousands of submissions that the public has written in response.  The IAC Hearings will begin October 12, continuing every day except Fridays and weekends until mid December. The Panel will break for Christmas and return their finding sometime in mid-February  The Hearings will be live...

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Emphatic NO! to Gas Plan

September 11, 2020

  Last week the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council ran a poll on their website that asked— “Do you support AGL’s proposal for a gas import jetty and pipeline in Westernport Bay?” More than two thousand people responded, with an overwhelming 93.6% answering NO -  a clear sign of the community’s emphatic rejection of controversial plans by gas giant AGL to import and process LNG near Crib Point for the next twenty years. Read about it in this week’s Mornington Peninsula News The decisive result was no surprise. Ever since AGL named the coastal village of Crib Point as their ‘preferred location’ to process gas, members of Save Westernport have been expressing the extent of local opposition to the company’s CEO and Boardmembers. AGL seriously misrepresented the suitability of the proposed site, telling the government they could “make use of existing infrastructure”, when the project would require the construction of a...

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Save Westernport Submission against AGL’s Environment Effects Statement Lodged

August 28, 2020

: Save Westernport’s  Submission against AGL’s Environment Effects Statement has been lodged with EngageVic. Our submission can now be viewed here You can DONATE to support us at the EES Hearings against AGL  Many Thanks to everyone who collaborated to produce this wonderful work, and to Chris and Jane from Save Westernport for bringing together the many contributions. Thanks also to Victor and all Save Westernport’s campaign partners at Environment Victoria- EV, Westernport Peninsula Protection Council- WPPC, Phillip Island Conservation Council- PICS, and Victorian National Parks Association- VNPA, and to all our wonderful friends. I am so encouraged by what we were able to achieve in just 40 days, under extremely difficult lockdown conditions.  The next stage of the EES will be the Panel Hearings beginning on October 12. Those of you who indicated in their submissions that they’d like to address the Panel directly will have the opportunity to do this...

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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.