In welcome news for the Mornington Peninsula, the Andrews Government has heeded the calls of the local community and elected representatives, rejecting the proposed AGL gas plant in Crib Point
Thanks to the work of Save Westernport, the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Neale Burgess MP and others in the local community, Planning Minister Richard Wynne has today listened to the calls of the community.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, thanked the local community for their combined work in stopping this project.
“Throughout this fight, I have been clearly, absolutely, unequivocally opposed to the AGL gas plant in Westernport,” Minister Hunt said.
“Last year I took community concerns directly to Minister Wynne, to express the strong and consistent objection from the local community. This followed multiple letters and correspondence with his office on behalf of my community.”
“This project was always a solution to a problem of the Andrews Government’s own making, thanks to their now cancelled moratorium on local conventional gas exploration, and I’m pleased they have listened to the Peninsula’s strong objection to this proposal.”
“Together, we managed to protect Point Nepean, cleaned up Gunnamatta Beach, stopped the proposed Boral plant in Crib Point and now, we have stopped AGL.”
“This has been a long fight, but a worthwhile fight to protect our local Ramsar wetlands. Thank you to all involved.”