For close to 50 years, Westernport has been under attack from heavy industry that threatens the unique marine and coastal ecology of the Bay. On March 30 the Planning Minister’s assessment on AGL’s EES confirmed that our gruelling campaign against their destructive plans to import and process LNG in Westernport Bay had been successful and this latest onslaught has been repelled.
The Minister’s assessment was based on the report written by the members of the Inquiry Advisory Committee (IAC) at the conclusion of the Environment Effects Statement hearing last year.
Appendices to the IAC report can be viewed here.
Save Westernport thanks our local Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast Shire Councils for acknowledging the overwhelming opposition to AGL’s proposal, and for backing the community’s opposition with the compelling evidence and expert witnesses during the hearing. News of the Minister’s recommendation was welcomed in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s announcement on Tuesday.
We thank our locals MPs for recognising how dangerous and needless AGL’s plans were and congratulate Minister Wynne for making the right decision.
The Westernport Community can be proud that we managed to fight off AGL, and we deserve to celebrate this win.
We hope you will join our upcoming celebration. Please watch this space for details .
– The Save Westernport Steering Committee