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Save Western Port Woodlands has scored state election candidates on their commitments to protect the woodland corridor from expansion of sand mining.We asked candidates for the Bass electorate to commit to supporting actions to Save the Western Port Woodlands. Here’s the scorecard.
Our requests:
• A moratorium on new sand mining work authorities, extensions or variations in the Western Port Woodlands.
• Exclude the woodlands from Extractive Industry Interest Areas and Strategic Extractive Resource Areas
• Apply Environmental Significance Overlays and Significant Landscape Overlays to the full extent of the woodlands.
• Protect the eastern portion of the former Holden Proving Ground site as a Nature Conservation Reserve.
• Prioritise known alternative areas for sand extraction before destroying rare habitat.
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Save Western Port Woodlands has scored state election candidates on their commitments to protect the woodland corridor from expansion of sand mining.

Save Western Port Woodlands has scored state election candidates on their commitments regarding protecting the woodland corridor from expansion of sand mining.We asked candidates for the Bass electorate to commit to supporting actions to Save the Western Port Woodlands. Here’s the scorecard.
Our requests:
• A moratorium on new sand mining work authorities, extensions or variations in the Western Port Woodlands.
• Exclude the woodlands from Extractive Industry Interest Areas and Strategic Extractive Resource Areas
• Apply Environmental Significance Overlays and Significant Landscape Overlays to the full extent of the woodlands.
• Protect the eastern portion of the former Holden Proving Ground site as a Nature Conservation Reserve.
• Prioritise known alternative areas for sand extraction before destroying rare habitat.
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Save Western Port Woodlands has scored state election candidates on their commitments regarding protecting the woodland corridor from expansion of sand mining.

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I'll NEVER give a vote to the Greens.

Where does PICS suggest we get sand from? It is an essential building block of modern life. If we reduce mining of sand, the inflationary impact of the necessities of life (eg housing), will simply escalate. This is so thoughtless.....

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Great question from Nigel Hungerford in this week’s Phillip Island & San Remo Advertiser. Answer here at Save Western Port Woodlands: drive.google.com/file/d/1YTnZ7MHN02mHVpm_pbtBTqHbdbUnEl9c/view ... See MoreSee Less

Great question from Nigel Hungerford in this week’s Phillip Island & San Remo Advertiser. Answer here at Save Western Port Woodlands: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YTnZ7MHN02mHVpm_pbtBTqHbdbUnEl9c/view

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I have written a response that will be in next weeks Advertiser and there are links to the Westernport Bay Strategy and Ted Minty's sand mine report on the Westernport Bay section of my website. You can find the address on my Facebook page. J

This summary is helpful to know where the candidates stand: m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=188207063731177&id=100076256532823

Our last Friends of Scenic Estate Reserve working bee for the year is definitely going ahead next Sunday!
Due to the wet conditions in many parts of the reserve, we will focus our attention on the weeds along the main access track starting from the entrance and working to the coast then west along the track to the picnic shelter where we will have morning tea!
With new infestations of thistles and other weeds due to abundant rain, there will definitely be 2 hours-worth of work for volunteers on the day - the more the merrier!
Here are the details:
Where: Scenic Estate Reserve
When: 10 -12 noon on Sunday 6 November
What to bring: water bottle, hat, thick gloves. and a mug for a hot drink as we will finish off with morning tea!
Wear: sturdy boots and suitable clothing to protect yourself while weeding thistles.
😀 We hope to see many of you there - please RSVP so we can get an idea of numbers.
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PICS is proud to have helped to create an innovative, holistic framework to protect the Western Port ecosystem, which launched this month. We now invite groups, businesses, and individuals to register support for the framework. The Strategic Framework for the Future of Western Port Bay* sets out clear steps to protect this internationally recognised Ramsar wetland from inappropriate industrialisation and development, pollution, and climate disruption. More information in the Victorian National Parks Association post below.
* (Western Port is the official non-indigenous place name, but this place is so much more than just a port. Many people use the name Western Port Bay, which helps to acknowledge the internationally significant ecosystem that we aim to protect, so this is the name adopted by the framework.)
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Our friends at Cowes Coastcare have a working bee coming up—Sunday 6 November, 10 am to 12 pm on the beach outside the NRMA caravan park. Volunteers welcome! (Enter from McHaffie Drive, Cowes.) ... See MoreSee Less

Our friends at Cowes Coastcare have a working bee coming up—Sunday 6 November, 10 am to 12 pm on the beach outside the NRMA caravan park. Volunteers welcome! (Enter from McHaffie Drive, Cowes.)
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