Why Western port & Oil Don't mix

An investigation into the impacts of potential oil spills on Westernport Bay’s bird species amplify fears that the Port of Hastings development carries unacceptable risks to the bay’s birdlife.

A new report from Birdlife Australia shows that even a single, relatively small oil spill in Westernport Bay would put critically important shorebird foraging and roosting habitat as well as federally-listed bird species and Little Penguins at high risk of short-and long-term impacts.

Here is a link to a back group on the Bird Life on Western Port Bay and the affect of oil on birdlife http://vnpa.org.au/admin/library/attachments/PDFs/media%20backgrounders/bgr-oilspill-wport-birdspecies.pdf