Win For Westernport Celebration (No container port in the Westernport)
Jun
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Win For Westernport Celebration (No container port in the Westernport)

In the past week Infrastructure Victoria have recommended against developing a massive container port

At Hastings on Westernport Bay.

 

Come and celebrate this win for Westernport with Preserve Westernport Action Group.  It has been 4 years

Of fighting to save this ecologically significant Bay from industrial destruction. 

 

People of Westernport….everyone is invited to celebrate this win.

 

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San Remo - Ramsar Management Information Session
Mar
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

San Remo - Ramsar Management Information Session

Victorian Government Information session on Westernport RAMSAR Management Representatives of the Management Plan Steering Committee will present information on the Ramsar site and the management plan, including the process used to develop the plan, priority values, threats and proposed management strategies. The panel will then be available to answer questions. - See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/water/rivers,-estuaries-and-wetlands/western-port-ramsar-site-management-plan#sthash.o2e41XdI.dpuf

http://www.preservewesternport.org.au/news/2016/3/2/have-your-say-on-westernport-ramsar-management

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Warneet - RAMSAR Information Session
Mar
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Warneet - RAMSAR Information Session

Victorian Government Information session on Westernport RAMSAR Management Representatives of the Management Plan Steering Committee will present information on the Ramsar site and the management plan, including the process used to develop the plan, priority values, threats and proposed management strategies. The panel will then be available to answer questions. - See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/water/rivers,-estuaries-and-wetlands/western-port-ramsar-site-management-plan#sthash.o2e41XdI.dpuf

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Hastings - RAMSAR Information Session
Mar
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Hastings - RAMSAR Information Session

Victorian Government Information session on Westernport RAMSAR Management Representatives of the Management Plan Steering Committee will present information on the Ramsar site and the management plan, including the process used to develop the plan, priority values, threats and proposed management strategies. The panel will then be available to answer questions. - See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/water/rivers,-estuaries-and-wetlands/western-port-ramsar-site-management-plan#sthash.o2e41XdI.dpuf

http://www.preservewesternport.org.au/news/2016/3/2/have-your-say-on-westernport-ramsar-management

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Shearwater Festival - 2015 - Learn.Protect.Celebrate
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Shearwater Festival - 2015 - Learn.Protect.Celebrate

In 2015, the Phillip Island Shearwater Festival will be held on Saturday 21 November and Sunday 22 November. Now in its fourth year, the Shearwater Festival is continuing to grow and has become an important part of the local cultural landscape.

Festival activities include a street procession, creative, cultural and environmental workshops, a participative dance ritual, music and dance performances and environmental walks and talks.

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Jul
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Phillip Island Conservation Society Presents...The latest on Climate Change & Sea Shepherd

This Saturday night 04 July 2015 @ 7.30pm, come to the Cowes Cultural Centre for a presentation on climate change, followed by tales of Adventures at Sea presented by our friends from Sea Shepherd.
Session presented by the Phillip Island Conservtion Society. All welcome to this informative night.
These gorgeous photos taken recently off Philip Island courtesy of Lisa Schonberg.

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Jun
19
10:30am10:30am

Captain of Westernport Community Forum

Captain Shane Vanamuttu who will be on Phillip Island to explain two issues that will affect Western Port:

1) the VICPLAN Oil Spill Plan for our area, and

2) the possibility of allowing the Oil Drill Rig that was recently parked off Cowes to be parked here for an indeterminate amount of time.

The meeting will be held at 10.30 a.m.- 12 noon this Friday 19 June at the Heritage Centre Meeting Room, 89 Thompson Ave Cowes. Unfortunately Shane is not available to come at any other time. This is a public meeting and all are welcome. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think may be interested. Best wishes, Christine Grayden, PICS secretary. h ph 5956 8501 m 0400 900 612 e: cgrayden@waterfront.net.au

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Nov
29
8:30am 8:30am

Victorian State Election - Vote to save Westernport

STAND UP FOR WESTERNPORT - STOP HASTINGS PORT

We ask that you use your vote to voice your opposition to the proposed Container Port at Hastings.  It is potentially the biggest threat to Victoria's environment and tourism sector and due to a ill considered factors like no roads or freight rail will cause Victoria to suffer ongoing debt of a huge 'white elephant' of infrastructure that will cost generations of Victorians dearly. 

Stop Hastings Port
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Oct
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Public Forum - Cowes, Phillip Island

Join us and listen to Shipping Industry Experts, Marine specialists, Recreational Fishing and boating industry representatives and community groups to find out what impact the Port development at Hastings could have on you and your family.

Date: 25/10/14

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: St Philips Hall - Cnr Thompson Ave & Church Street, Cowes, Phillip Island

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Sep
21
11:00am11:00am

Preserve the Bay Family Picnic Day

Bring the Family to Phillip Island to our Family Picnic Day

Bring the Family to Phillip Island to our Family Picnic Day

We are celebrating the beautiful Western Port Bay with our community.  Bring a Picnic bring your family and enjoy the many talented performers from our wonderful local community.  There will be Live, Music, Performances, Information, Local traders and Community Groups all chipping in to show visitors how proud we are of our gorgeous bay and beaches.  It is a great opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about the proposed port development and how we can get together to express that we need to preserve the bay for future generations and to protect the valuable tourism economy. 

Where: Cowes Foreshore (towards Erehwon Point) , Cowes

When: 21st September 2014

Time: 11am -4pm

Free Entry

 
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Jul
28
to Aug 2

Scenario Planning Workshop

Bass Coast Council approved funding for a study by internationally acclaimed researchers into the impact of the proposed Port of Hastings Extension on the environment of Western Port. The study to commence in late July will develop a range of scenarios that give proper weight to environmental values as well as their contribution to the economy of the area. The study will be done right here on Phillip Island over a one week period and will involve key stakeholders; Councillors, CEO’s, The Victorian National Parks Association, Western Port & Peninsula Protection Council, industry and environmental specialists. 

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