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Port of Hastings

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…

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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

Smiles belie the serious business: Preserve Western Port members Patsy Hunt, Jeff Nottle and Kate Whittaker with Ports Minister David Hodgett, Bas MP Ken Smith and Liberal candidate for Bass Brian Paynter at Rhyll.

Don’t trust port report, says Labor

This article first appeared in Basscoastpost.com – 12th April 2014, by Catherine Watson: THE Shadow Minister for Ports, Natalie Hutchins, says Bay West remains Labor’s preferred option for Victoria’s main container port despite an investigation that found it would require massive dredging of Port Phillip Bay at a cost of billions. (Dredging blow to port…

Dredging Blow to Port Plan

Mighty kerfuffle today about a report delivered to the minister re unsuitability of Bay West development as a major container port and how much better Port of Hastings would be.   See the report here: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/dredging-blow-to-port-plan-20140409-36djo.html   This is opposite to what the department advised a few years ago. Just who is running that department?…

A ship carries containers in Port Phillip Bay. Photo: Jessica Shapiro

Where Will the Ships Come In?

  The Age decided to do an analysis of the fight between Port of Hastings and Bay West: Here is the article that appeared in the Age on 10th April 2014:   Melbourne, 2050: population 6.4 million. The number of daily truck trips has risen to 650,000 – more than double the number there were…

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…