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Island destiny in the Balance

Jeff Nottle, chairman of Preserve Western Port action group on the Port of Hastings, writes on about Western Port’s tides and the potential effect of dredging (article appeared on on 29th March, 2014): THE tides of Western Port define our ecosystem, beaches and land mass. Western Port has a unique structure of deep…


Preserve Western Port (PWP) Action Group is formed

The Western Port Forum held on 22nd March 2014 at the Parish Hall in Cowes, run by PICS was a great success, with a full hall (over 100 people) and a unanimous vote to send the following motion to the Premier, Dennis Napthine and Opposition Leader, Daniel Andrews: ”That this meeting inform the Premier, Dennis Napthine…

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Proceeds from port lease sale to fund transport projects

More news on the government’s plans for Port of Melbourne and Port of Hastings from   The Victorian Government will sell the lease on the Port of Melbourne to fund future infrastructure projects. The sale would raise billions of dollars to fund transport infrastructure projects such as the East West Link tunnel. Treasurer Michael…

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Port of Hastings CEO Mike Lean talks to local Phillip Island residents

From Christine Grayden, PICS Secretary:   Had a most informative talk from Port of Hastings Development Authority CEO Mike Lean last Sat night in a room packed with conservationists, birdos, fishermen, Cr Phil Wright, yachtsmen and sundry others. Notes from the talk will go up on the PICS website in the next few days….

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Port of Hastings Progress Report

Here’s a report from the Port of Hastings Development Authority re current surveys being done in Western Port. Thanks to Anwyn Martin, a community rep on the consultative committee:   We wish to advise that following the progress of marine site surveys which began in December 2013, the terrestrial (land-based) surveys are now set to…

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