Environment Victoria Recognises Save Westernport with Annual Award October 31, 2018 Louise PageSave Westernport were delighted to receive a Community Environment Recognition Award at Environment Victoria’s 2018 Annual General Meeting last night.   The award recognises the achievements of remarkable community groups and individuals who have led innovative and persistent grassroots campaigns to protect places they love, often with very limited resources. Some previous recipients have been Lock the Gate ...

Thank You EPBC Submitters! October 27, 2018 Julia StockigtTo everyone who wrote a Submission to EPBC Compliance, Thank you! To make sure our opposition to the AGL proposal makes the most impact, each of us should now send our Submissions to the Local Member for Flinders (Hon.) Greg Hunt, and ask him: Mr Hunt, Please find attached my submission to EPBC referrals, with my concerns ...

Last Days for EPBC Submissions! October 22, 2018 Dale StohrYou have until 5:00pm on Wednesday 24 October 2018 to email submissions against the AGL Gas Import Jetty Project and APA Crib Point to Pakenham Gas Pipeline. Submissions must be emailed to: epbc.referrals@environment.gov.au. You can also post your submission to: Referrals Gateway Environment Assessment Branch Department of the Environment GPO Box 787 Canberra, ACT 2601 It is important that you include the project ...

ACCC Changes Its Mind on a Gas Reservation Policy October 21, 2018 swpadminIn a surprise announcement on Friday the ACCC Chair Rod Simms backflipped on his previous stance and “joined the chorus for a gas reservation policy on the east coast to keep a lid on prices and save key manufacturers from closure”.  ABC News published an in-depth article about the announcement containing some great analysis as well ...

We Need Urgent Help with the EPBC. This Article Tells you Why, and How to Help. October 13, 2018 swpadminWhat Is Happening and Why Is It Urgent? Both APA and AGL have referred their projects for approval to the federal government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999 (the EPBC). Based upon these referrals, and public comments and objections, the government will decide whether no further study is necessary (thereby giving the ...

Richard Wynne and Save Westernport Talk About the EES on ABC Radio October 10, 2018 Gary WisniewskiThis morning at 8:30AM, ABC Radio Gippsland host Jonathon Kendall interviewed Richard Wynne about the EES, its impacts, and how the process will proceed.    Immediately after, he spoke to a representative from Save Westernport following up about activism efforts and the importance of the Westernport Bay environment. Kendall said AGL was asked to appear but ...

Full Environmental Assessment Required! October 9, 2018 swpadminJust received from the Minister’s office… more updates soon.  This is a huge win.  It’s the deferral to EES we’ve been waiting for.  You can see the release on the Premier’s site, or read our copy here… The proposed Crib Point Gas Import Facility and adjoining pipeline will undergo an Environmental Effects Statement (EES). The proposal by ...

Drilling Spotted at Warringine October 6, 2018 Julia StockigtA drilling rig began work today in Warringine Park, Hastings, presumably in preparation for the new gas pipeline which AGL wish to build from Crib Point to Pakenham. What is surprising is that the State government has not announced any decision regarding the AGL gas import proposal, or the pipeline to Pakenham. It would appear that ...

Westernport Residents Descend Upon AGL Annual General Meeting September 30, 2018 Julia StockigtA bus full of Westernport residents were determined to make their opposition known to AGL’s gas import plans.  They travelled to Southbank on Wednesday, September 26th to join Environment Victoria and Friends of the Earth in protest outside the AGL Annual General Meeting at the Melbourne Recital Centre A crowd of around a hundred people welcomed ...

Activism, not Vandalism September 24, 2018 swpadminA Crib Point resident passed on disturbing news yesterday.  On Saturday evening, September 22nd, one or more vandals broke through the gates at the Crib Point jetty.  Not only did they do damage to property, but they appeared to have put the “No AGL” message on outbuildings, fences and equipment. We want to make it clear ...

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