Water and Waterways

Coastal environments copping it

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two of East Gippslands most beautiful coastal areas are set to suffer serious assault this week. As Mallacoota’s most beautiful beach starts to be encased under an industrial concrete boat launch and car park, Lakes Entrance is also, once again, to be dug out to a depth that is killing the ecosystem of this Ramsar listed wetland and internationally renowned chain of coastal freshwater lakes.


Friday, November 1, 2013

After more than 10 years campaigning to save Bastion Point, it will be a sad moment when the beginning of the destruction of Bastion Point starts at 7am on Monday 11 November.

However, Friends of Mallacoota will be continuing their opposition to this outrageous development. They will be rallying at the site and continue to do what they can to impede works. Individuals are encouraged to join in peaceful action against this development.

Baillieu linked to mine debacle

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A controversial mine site is seeking government approval from the Baillieu government to reopen at Benambra, north of Swifts Creek in East Gippsland. The original Benambra mine was operated by Denehurst - and now the connections appear - in which our Premier, Ted Baillieu was a shareholder. Click here for the news story.

Victorian Government threatens independence of Snowy Scientific Committee

Monday, February 6, 2012

Snowy River Alliance has called on the Victorian Coalition Government to honour the requirements and intent of the Snowy legislation regarding the establishment of an independent Snowy Scientific Committee and has expressed grave concerns regarding the lack of due process.

The Snowy Scientific Committee (SSC) is the key independent scientific body required by legislation to advise on Snowy River environmental flows. The Committee’s first three-year term expired in May 2011.

New dolphin species discovered in Gippy Lakes

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This just shows how easy it is to not see the obvious.

Dolphin colonies in Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes have recently been formally recognised as a new species. The Burrunan dolphin or Tursiops australis, is thought to number about 150, but more research is needed. They differ from the other bottle-nosed dolphins of the area in skull shape, size, and colour.

Read the Herald Sun story