The Hastings Port threat has not gone away!
The Government has set up a body they call Infrastructure Victoria to determine the site of Victorias next container port.
Powerful, well vested interests will push very hard to make this occur at Hastings. We need all Western Port water users, fisho's, yachties,beach walkers, etc to continue to fight to prevent environmental disaster. Fishing and tourism alone are worth a minimum $1.2 billion dollars p.a. to the regions economy.
"A container port at Hastings would require an estimated 24 million cubic meters of dredging - thats the equivalent of 15 MCG's fill of dredge"
Imagine what that would do to the recreational fishing industry? Fishing charters and Dive businesses would go broke. The ban on use of shipping lanes would exclude all those who currently use the area over holidays and weekends. The oceanic environment would be devastated. We need your help. Join us on Facebook & twitter and use the hashtag #preservewesternport and upload your gorgeous photos of amazing catches and stunning sunsets. Also donations can be made to Bendigo Bank. BSB 633-000 Act 154278584.