Response to Infrastructure Victoria #Hastings #phillipisland #Springst #tourism #environment

Phillip Island tourist operators. businesses, conservationists and our elected representatives have all shown significant support for PWP and the Response Paper we lodged today with Infrastructure Victoria.

Following reviews of our Response Paper all key stakeholders have supported the PWP response to the recently released Infrastructure Victoria Discussion Paper on the possible location of a second container port.

The Response Paper has been endorsed by the following:

Destination Phillip Island - Regional Tourist Board;

Phillip Island Conservation Society;

Phillip Island Tourism & Business Association

Bass Coast Shire Council - Island Ward Councillor & Mayor -Cr Pamela Rothfield,Island Ward Councillor-Cr Michael Whelan,Westernport Ward Councillor-Cr Clare Le Serve and Westernport Ward Councillor-Cr Geoff Ellis

Many of those formally supporting our position are also lodging their own submission using many of the issues we have been raising over the years.

All submission to IV including ours will be available on the IV site:


Well done and thanks to all those involved in the process and we should all be pleased that we have led the engagement on this issue for the last 3 years and have delivered a comprehensive well supported final position.

Regional Coastal Plans - Download Draft proposals and have your say

Draft Regional Coastal plans are now online for public comment. Here is the information about them:

Victorian Coastal 
10 February 2015

Dear Coastal Stakeholders,

We are writing to invite you to help shape the future of Victoria’s coast and contribute to three new Regional Coastal Plans.

The three Regional Coastal Boards have developed these draft Regional Coastal Plans, building on the Victorian Coastal Strategy as well stakeholder and community input from our scoping phase in March 2014.
Consultation activities will be undertaken in the coming weeks. Comments are invited for the Western and Gippsland Plans until Friday 20th March and for the Central Plan until Tuesday 31st March 2015.

The Regional Coastal Boards value all the input we receive on these draft Plans and will consider your comments carefully as they will help shape the final Plan. We invite you to download a copy of the plan, register your interest in attending consultation activities and make a submission online here:
Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan (www.gcb.vic.gov.au)
Central Regional Coastal Plan (www.ccb.vic.gov.au)
Western Regional Coastal Plan (www.wcb.vic.gov.au)

Thank you for your efforts in coastal planning and management to date and we look forward to your participation in the development of these draft Regional Coastal Plans. For further hard copies or enquiries, you can contact the Boards directly:
Gippsland - gippsland.coastalboard@delwp.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5172 2543
Central - admin@ccb.vic.gov.au or on (03) 9637 9463
Western - yoursay.coastalplan@depi.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5258 0251

Alternatively you can contact Jane Ryan, Project Manager - Regional Coastal Plans on (03) 9637 8683.

Cr Dick Ellis Chair, Gippsland Coastal Board
Ross Kilborn Chair, Central Coastal Board
Cr Jill Parker Chair, Western Coastal Board

Photo: black swans at Rhyll, Lisa Schonberg

Black Swans - Photo: Lisa Shonberg