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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.

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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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AGL CEO Brett Redman meets Save Westernport (sort of…)

June 25, 2019

On 12 June 2019, Save Westernport supporters travelled from Hastings to Melbourne to meet AGL CEO Brett Redman in person. Brett Redman was a guest presenter at the 2019 Australian Energy Week Conference 11-14 June at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. It seemed an opportune time to remind Mr Redman about AGL’s lack of social licence for their proposed floating gas import and processing terminal and associated pipeline from Crib Point to Pakenham.  Environment Victoria and Save Westernport decided it was a perfect time to present the 17,000+ signature strong "NO AGL GAS" petition and organised a bus from Hastings to the CBD. An invitation was sent to the energy giant’s CEO asking him to meet Westernport residents outside the conference to receive the petition after his “Helping customers and community through energy transition" speech. This request was declined. However, subsequent discussions between AGL and Save Westernport secured a private meeting with Brett the same day at 8am with Save Westernport's Louise Page. AGL also provided a day pass to the conference so Louise could attend the conference presentation. So, armed with letters to Mr Redman from 10 year old Dashi Roller and another from Federal Member for Flinders,...

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Save Westernport’s Mayday Action in ‘The Bridge’

June 19, 2019

Read all about our successful Mayday meeting in this month’s issue of local news magazine The Balnarring Bridge. When each of the nine candidates competing for the seat of Flinders in the recent federal election announced their opposition to AGL’s ill-advised plans to import LNG into Victoria through Westernport Bay, Save Westernport and Environment Victoria invited the candidates to speak to the community at a public meeting on 1st May 2019. Attendees of the meeting that packed Balnarring Hall vowed in a Motion to oppose the project until it is withdrawn. Wording of the Motion and details of the hugely successful event can be read on page 10 of  The Balnarring Bridge.

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Recent Articles

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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Have Your Say about the Character of our Coastal Villages

June 27, 2019

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is asking residents and people who care about the future of the Westernport area to participate in an online survey that will assist them to improve and protect the unique characteristics of the Mornington Peninsula. The Shire says: “The draft Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy seeks to manage development on public and private land to retain and enhance township character and address climate change impacts relating to sea level rise. The draft Neighbourhood Character Study seeks to identify and protect the unique and valued characteristics of residential areas across the Peninsula.” If you’re interested you can complete the survey here by Sunday July 7 2019 Drone photography by Grizzly 

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