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Perseverance Pays Off for PWP!

  As we are all fully aware the actions of PWP over time has resulted in the recommendations of Infrastructure Victoria. Some recap of steps leading to the message below from Peter Francis of Bass Coast Shire Council. –   PWP were instrumental in ensuring the (previous) Council held a Round Table on the Port…

New Bass Coast Shire Council Elected for 2016

These faces will no doubt become familiar to us over the next few years. Stay tuned and we’ll find out tomorrow who the new mayor will be. Names of councillors. Back row l-r: Geoff Ellis (WP); Michael Whelan (Island); Bruce Kent (WP); Stephen Fullarton (Island); Julian Brown (Bunurong). Front row l-r: Les Larke (Bunurong); Pamela…

Seagrass -Flickr- Sanc0067 NOAA Photo Library

Seagrass helps protect natural ‘carbon sinks’, study finds

    Seagrass is recovering in Western Port after being largely smothered during the 1980s. New research shows how valuable the seagrass is in capturing carbon. The last thing Western Port needs is dredging to reactivate smothering particles in the water column.   Read the ABC article about it here: http://www.abc.net.au/…/greenhouse-gases-linked-to-…/6086896

black swans at Rhyll, Lisa Schonberg

Draft Regional Coastal plans are now online for public comment

  Draft Regional Coastal plans are now online for public comment. Here is the information about them: Chair Victorian Coastal 10 February 2015 Dear Coastal Stakeholders, We are writing to invite you to help shape the future of Victoria’s coast and contribute to three new Regional Coastal Plans. The three Regional Coastal Boards have developed…

Former mayor to contest Bass

Stop Press! Former Bass Coast Shire Council mayor and still a coucillor Cr Clare Le Serve will stand in the Victorian state elections as an independent to fight against the Port of Hastings. Read about it on the basscoastpost website here: http://www.basscoastpost.com/former-mayor-to-contest-bass.html  

Preserve Western Port Action Group – 2014 in review

Preserve Western Port Action Group 2014 in review- Jeff Nottle   Introduction From the outset the PWP action group ran very hard and fast in developing and implementing a diverse campaign that engaged with the community and key stakeholders in the lead up to the State election in November 2014. So what did the group…

How much bigger can container ships get?

Have a read of this excellent article about huge container ships By William Kremer for BBC World Service:   The world’s cargo ships are getting big, really big. No surprise, perhaps, given the volume of goods produced in Asia and consumed in Europe and the US. But are these giant symbols of the world’s trade imbalance…