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.
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.