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Preserve Western Port Action Group

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…

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…

Progress on Port of Hastings Box Project

From Lloyd’s List Australia website, report on Port of Hastings progress. Note that David Hodgett, Victoria’s Minister for Ports, is quoted as saying that the various assessments (including environment) will “see this important development progressed”. So if they are going to progress it, why bother with the assessments? What if the environment assessment indicates that the…

Progress on port of Hastings box project

From Lloyd’s List Australia website, report on Port of Hastings progress. Note that Hodgett is quoted as saying that the various assessments (including environment) will “see this important development progressed”. So if they are going to progress it, why bother with the assessments? What if the environment assessment indicates that the project should not go…

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…