Westernport’s wildlife wonderland is at risk from AGL’s plan to plonk a giant gas import facility in the heart of Westernport. Now this opposition needs to be taken to the Victorian Government ahead of their upcoming decisions.
This is why we are inviting you to take part in supporting ‘Wetsuits for Westernport’ – a day of action on Sunday, 7 March.
Send a personal message telling the government why you want our beloved Westernport protected – please send your message before or on this Sunday, 7 March.
Send your short message about why you think Westernport must be protected from AGL’s destructive proposal to Shannon at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch to let you know how the delivery event went!
Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas for your message to Minister Wynne:
- AGL have not properly assessed the impacts of marine wildlife from light, underwater noise, chlorine toxicants, and the amount of plankton sucked into the floating gas terminal.
- AGL’s project would discharge large amounts of chlorine and the associated toxic by-products into Westernport.
- I oppose AGL’s gas import facility for Westernport because of the rich diversity of wildlife that would be threatened.
- AGL have underestimated the impact of continual exposure to chlorine by-products on marine wildlife and seabed communities.
- Westernport is a special place to me because <tell Mr Wynne MP about your personal Westernport experiences, share a recent anecdote or a story from your childhood, or a fascinating fact that you’ve learnt>.
- I want Westernport and its wildlife protected from AGL’s risky gas import facility.
Your message will support thousands of community members, Environment Victoria, Save Westernport, and Surfrider Foundation Australia, who will be taking action to flood Minister Wynne with messages on the importance of protecting Westernport.
All of the community messages will be compiled and hand delivered to the Minister’s office at Parliament House next week, as part of Surfrider Foundation Australia’s ‘Save Westernport Pavement Paddle Out’ event.
📸 Candy Van Rood