Gas plan opposition on parade

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Droned out: Pelicans just can’t help attracting attention. This group of the birds were out for an early morning paddle off Hastings jetty last week when they were buzzed by a drone. Picture: Fran Henke

Members of the Save Westernport group will be marching in Saturday’s Western Port Festival parade to promote their opposition to AGL’s proposal for a floating gas import terminal at Crib Point. 

The group will display puppets and representations of Western Port’s wildlife. “We want to remind people about the unique and wonderful wildlife in Western Port,” group member Julia Stockigt said.

“Endangered bird species like the far eastern curlew rely on Western Port during their annual migrations, and they deserve to be protected from the pressures of big industry.”

Festival organisers have turned down sponsorship from AGL (“Cash-strapped festival says ‘no thanks’ to AGL” The News 13/2/19).

“By demonstrating the overwhelming community opposition to the project we will leave AGL in no doubt that Western Port is simply not the right place for their gas import terminal,” Ms Stockigt said.

For more information about opposition to the AGL’s plans: savewesternport.org or for details about the Westernport Festival: westernportfestival.org.au

First published in the Western Port News – 19 February 2019

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