Save Westernport Bay this summer – send the Minister a holiday pic

The weather is hotting up, and so is the campaign to save Westernport Bay from AGL’s plan to turn it into a gas import terminal. Here’s how you can have an impact over the holidays.

Each summer, thousands of Victorians visit Westernport Bay – whether it’s to enjoy the views from a Mornington Peninsula winery, see the penguins on Phillip Island or go for a swim at the beach.

But unless we act, this summer could be the last before AGL’s 17-storey high and 300-metre-long floating gas terminal ruins the bay forever.

With the public inquiry now finished, it’s crunch time for the campaign. Planning Minister Richard Wynne will decide whether or not to approve AGL’s project in late February or March.

That means we’ve got just a few months to remind him of what’s at stake – Westernport Bay’s beautiful natural environment. Here’s what you can do.

1. Post a picture on social media

  • Take a picture (or share your favourite picture) and post to social media with a comment about why you think Westernport Bay should be protected
  • Use the hashtags #SaveWesternport #StopAGLGas (this will help Environment Victoria to see your post and share it)
  • For Twitter, tag the Minister by adding this to your tweet @rwynnemp
  • For Facebook, add your photo as a comment on one of his posts at  If posting to your own news feed, tag @richardwynnemp
  • For Instagram, mention the Minister’s account in the text @richardwynnemp

2. Send the Planning Minister a postcard!

  • If you’re in the area, buy a postcard of Westernport Bay (supporting local businesses!) and write a message on the back about why you oppose AGL’s gas import terminal
  • Then post it to Planning Minister Richard Wynne (Level 16, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002)

However you decide to send your message, remember to share your personal connection with the Bay and mention if you live in the area or visit often. Make sure your message is polite, not rude or offensive. Angry messages don’t help our cause.

Good luck!

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