Saving Westernport: How a determined community stopped AGL's plan for a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit in Westernport Bay

Monday, 21 June 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Save Westernport Campaigners in action: Photo courtesy of Julia Stockigt

Saving Westernport:  How a determined community stopped AGL's plan for a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit in Westernport Bay

On October 17th, 2017, Candy Van Rood woke to the news that energy giant AGL was planning to install a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) at Cribb point in Westernport Bay on the Mornington Peninsula, and it seemed that the Victorian government was right behind it. Candy  set up a Facebook page to inform the community about the proposed project and what it would mean for Westernport Bay. In April 2018 the Save Westernport committee was formed and the successful campaign to stop AGL's Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (SFRU) began.

In this episode of Communication Mixdown, people involved in the campaign will tell us why they organised, what they were up against and what the experience has taught them about environmental democracy in Australia.

 

 

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?

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Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong, Carly Dober and Judith Peppard

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