Thank You for Supporting the Peninsula’s Biggest Paddle Out! January 11, 2019 Dale StohrWhat a great day for Westernport Bay! Sunday 6th January 2019 will be long remembered as the day that local residents and visitors to the Mornington Peninsula gathered to protest peacefully against AGL’s plan to build a floating gas factory in Westernport Bay. Almost 2,000 people met at Pines Beach in Shoreham to show their support for ...

Peninsula’s Biggest Paddle Out – Car Parking Map and Advice January 5, 2019 swpadminSunday, January 6th is the day!  Due to the incredible response to the “Peninsula’s Biggest Paddle Out” this Sunday, please note that car parking will be limited around Pines Beach at Shoreham where the event will be taking place. With hundreds of people confirming their attendance on Sunday and a wedding at St. Peter’s Catholic Church ...

Get On Board! Peninsula’s Biggest Paddle Out, January 6th December 24, 2018 swpadminSave Westernport is excited to help spread the word about this joyous Summer event, and to join with community in a peaceful protest of AGL’s floating gas proposal at Crib Point.   Join us at Pines Beach in Shoreham from 2pm onward to show your support and meet members and supporters of the cause! Refer to our ...

EES Scoping Requirements – Want to make a Comment? December 21, 2018 Dale Stohr Christmas Eve was the extended deadline for public comments on the Draft Scoping Requirements for the EES. But don’t let that deter you. After all, Minister Wynne initially said he expected the EES process to begin in early 2019, UNTIL…AGL very undiplomatically managed the period for public comments to coincide with the lead up to ...

AGL Meeting at Hastings Draws Protest December 21, 2018 swpadminThe battle for public support for Western Port is heating up as AGL and Save Westernport paraded their respective claims in big billboards at a recent meeting in Hastings. AGL and APA—who plan to develop a gas importation plant at Crib Point and a new gas pipeline to Pakenham—held an “EES Community Drop-In Information Session” at ...

Save Westernport Wishes You A Safe and Happy New Year December 2, 2018 Candy van RoodHappy Holidays Everyone!   WOW!  The Holidays are almost upon us—that happened quickly! And what a year… SO many twists and turns in the tale of our battle to protect this beautiful, rich Westernport environment from the harm of irresponsible and unnecessary development. It’s head spinning, and you definitely know you’re alive! Thankyou to everyone who joined us ...

More News From Canberra – APA Gas Pipeline Now Requires Environmental Assessment! November 30, 2018 Dale StohrBREAKING NEWS – Following on the heels of yesterday’s announcement, the Department of the Environment and Energy in Canberra has decided that the proposed APA Gas Pipeline project will also need to be assessed and approved under the Federal Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) before it can proceed! Currently taking ...

Breaking News – AGL Project Requires Environmental Assessment Under Federal EPBC Act! November 29, 2018 Dale StohrBREAKING NEWS – The Department of the Environment and Energy in Canberra has just announced that the AGL Gas Import Jetty project will need to be assessed and approved under the federal EPBC Act before it can proceed. As well as taking part in the Victorian Environment Effects Study (EES) already underway, AGL will also need ...

Draft Scoping Requirements for EES of AGL/APA Projects – Public Submissions November 26, 2018 Dale StohrOn Monday 8th October 2018, the Victorian State Government announced that an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) would be required for the AGL Gas Import Jetty Project and the APA Crib Point to Pakenham Gas Pipeline Project. The EES will investigate the potential environmental, community and cultural impacts of the project including impacts on native vegetation, ...

Rally Outside Victorian Election Debate at Frankston November 21, 2018 Dale StohrPeople gathered outside the Frankston Arts Centre tonight.  Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy met in the only public debate of the 2018 State Election campaign.  Frankston is a key marginal seat and the second most tightly-held electorate in Victoria. Community groups were well represented. Save Westernport, Act On Climate Vic, Environment Victoria and ...

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