Follow this link to Andrew Chapman’s Blog and request for a Royal Commision into the Wonthaggi Desalination Project.

Click here for link

Can Do Better Website

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 30 May 2011 @ 10:53 AM 



2pm, Sunday 29 May

It’s whale watching time again. Watershed Victoria is launching Winter Whale Watch 2011. At the launch you will be able to find out more about last year’s sightings, how to identify different whale species and where are the best whale viewing locations in South Gippsland.

You can phone/sms your sightings to the Whale Watch hotline: 0438 646 677

Please use this form to record your sighting

email completed form to the email address at the bottom of the form

Use this for to help identify Whales


Photograph by Geoff Glare

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Last Edit: 30 May 2011 @ 10 55 AM

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 21 Apr 2011 @ 11:35 AM 

The shearwater, or muttonbird chicks are leaving!


Shearwater chick


Watershed volunteers are getting organised over the next few weeks (Easter onwards) to protect the young shearwater birds leaving the Bass Coast for their annual migration to the Arctic (read more in Bulletin No11 on the Watershed website).

Training for monitoring around the plant and between Wonthaggi and Kilcunda Saturday 23rd April 2011. Meet at the Lower Powlett carpark at 6.30pm. Bring warm cloths, torches and good humor. Further details ring 0413 902571.

To read Watershed’s media release  click here

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 16 Apr 2011 @ 12:59 PM 

Follow link to latest Watershed Bulletin

Watershed Bulletin 11

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You may have seen the large notice on pages 28-29 of this week’s Sentinel Times with information about the Phillip Island Nature Park Open Day on 27 March.

Many interesting activities have been organised. Of particular interest to Watershed members are the Shearwaters at Sunset event at 6.30pm and the two sessions about Little Penguins at Sea (11am and 4pm). The shearwaters will shortly be departing on their annual migration and the lights and structures of the desalination plant are particularly hazardous for young birds.

It should also be interesting to find out about where penguins are feeding in relation to the desal.

click here to view:-

community open day 2011 program and timetable

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The link below will take you to the letter Watershed recently sent to Greg Hunt the shadow minister for the Environment. It includes maps showing the many whale sightings made this winter.


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 08 Dec 2010 @ 10:33 AM 

Dear Watershed Supporters

As you all well know, we have endured during these past four years a pig-headed cover-up Government that would not consult, explain, listen, engage, and thankfully they are now gone. We have been vindicated.

Here’s hoping the new Government brings a fresh approach to water, a sustainable water future.

There are published signs of change.

Premier Ted Bailleu on Stateline before the election, and the wider media afterward, has undertaken to release the full desal contract if legally allowed, and to examine if the project can be scaled back which would bring cost savings, environmental savings, and an opportunity for other water options to be advanced in the future.

I welcome too the appointment of Peter Walsh as the Minister in charge of water Statewide, a positive step away from factionalised city/country water policy and projects.

Thankyou to everyone who has helped bring this change about, and we look forward to a new era of politics with prospect of new water beginnings.

best wishes everyone for a merry Christmas, a happy New Year, and the end of a long drought in respect both of rainfall and inept Government.

Stephen Cannon

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This website and rally have come to our attention, and we note that mention is made of the desalination plant among a number of controversial issues and projects within our State.

Your Committee did not endorse this reference, and accordingly we are not a sponsor of the rally or website in any way, or affiliated with all the interest groups cited.

As for the political sentiments expressed, we will leave everyone to make their own decision about how to vote on 27th November, and about whether to participate in the rally.

We have many times made note of the Policy misrepresentation by this Government leading to the last election, and their failure to answer our questions or explain their desal backflip, and that speaks for itself.

best wishes and we do hope you think carefully and make your vote count on 27th November, it seems the Government have not been listening to us this past 3 years.

Stephen Cannon on behalf of the Watershed Committee.

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 15 Oct 2010 @ 2:01 PM 

Watershed Victoria AGM

Date: Tuesday 9th November

Where:  Picassos on Graham, Wonthaggi,

Time:  7pm.

Pizza and pasta available if wishing to dine.

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 09 Oct 2010 @ 11:25 AM 

Peter Ryan Nationals MP speaks to the crowd at rally on steps of Parliament 6-10-10 while
Msr Degremont counts his billions and unhappy Melbourne water consumer watches his costs.


Rally outside NAB when letters asking bank to disinvest in desal project were handed in.


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