To: Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews & Infrastructure Victoria, Greg Hunt - Federal Minister for the Environment

Preserve Western Port - Stop the Development of Port of Hastings

Preserve Western Port - Stop the Development of Port of Hastings

We will forward the petition to:
Daniel Andrews; daniel.andrews@parliament.vic.gov.au
Greg Hunt: greg.hunt.mp@environment.gov.au

Stating that:
We believe the development of the Port of Hastings will negatively impact on the environmental, economic and social value of Western Port and Phillip Island and should not proceed.

Why is this important?

The expansion to accommodate a projected 3000 ships per year will involve massive dredging, dumping of dredge spoil, land reclamation, risk of oil spills, air pollution, beach and cliff erosion associated with channel deepening, and loss of habitat. This has the potential to destroy the Western Port we know, love, and depend upon. Our beaches, fishing, wildlife, tourism economy, clean air, clean water. Western Port is a wetland of international significance, and Australia has obligations to look after it under the Ramsar treaty. Please take some time to learn about the proposed port expansion and its likely impacts. To stay up to date visit http://preservewesternport.org.au and http://www.wppcinc.org Thanks!

How it will be delivered

Present the signatures in person.


Reasons for signing

  • I had family holidays at Point Leo on western port bay most easters and surfed their through my teens. It's great to stroll the reef and rock pools at low tide to see trapped fish and crabs. Over development would reduce the pristine nature of the area.
  • I swim over the grass beds and see all the baby fish and little young rays swim around you so naturally, this is a pristine envireoment, please leave it this way
  • Commercial development in this area is not needed and will severely damage a wonderful natural resource.

Updates

2017-05-18 16:47:49 +1000

We WON!!! NO PORT DEVELOPMENT AT HASTINGS!!! http://www.preservewesternport.org.au/news/2017/5/18/victoryinfrastructure-victoria-recommends-against-port-hastings

2016-02-10 14:05:16 +1100

We are currently lobbying Infrastructure Victoria and explaining to them why the Port development should not go ahead here. We urge our supporters to fill in the survey and let the Government advisory body know why it is of significance to the community. Here is the link http://infrastructurevictoria.cmail20.com/t/i-l-dlkltty-krkljdidi-j/ Go ahead - Have your say!

2014-11-25 23:42:41 +1100

Thank you to everyone who has come out in support of the cause to preserve Westernport. We have one week until the Victorian State election make your vote count. Many are still unaware of the threat to Victorias biggest asset. http://youtu.be/pUiwS3Yjk40

2014-11-14 10:51:24 +1100

500 signatures reached

2014-04-09 17:35:01 +1000

100 signatures reached

2014-03-29 17:54:02 +1100

50 signatures reached

2014-03-25 17:17:52 +1100

25 signatures reached

2014-03-23 18:54:45 +1100

10 signatures reached