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The company building the desalination plant near Wonthaggi, south east of Melbourne, has defended environment protection standards at the site. , The Victorian Government gave final environmental approval for the Wonthaggi desalination plant on 09/01/09 . The Environment Protection Authority found acid sulphate soil had been disturbed in the construction of the plant and contaminated on site ponds , The EPA warned run off from the ponds could affect the Lower Powlett River and surrounding environment. The problem was discovered during an EPA inspection in March., What a white elephant, the Wonthaggi desalination plant is on the path to disaster. This was a beautiful, open, greenfield space now its a industrial area, Planning Minister Justin Madden, simply ignored the EES panel's recommendation that plant infrastructure should be located elsewhere. Lets see if this River is alive in the next 30 years
A22 Foxbat flight over Wonthaggi water desalination project in Victoria, Australia. Video demonstrates the great views from the Foxbat aircraft cockpit.While this video was taken as the light was fading towards evening it demonstrates the almost helicopter like views you get from this amazing small aircraft. Just great fun! video by Jay Watson
Dinosaur bones were first documented back in 1994 but had been a secret till November 27, 2007, Fossilised dinosaur bones dating back 115 million years have been found on a rock shelf on the beach at Wonthaggi in south east Victoria , Tim Holding went on to say the find will not stop the plant. A rare fossil site near the planned location of a billion dollar desalination plant , This a most disgraceful act by a Government that has a history of riding roughshod over ordinary folk and public opinion. Desalination Plants Are Usually Built In Industrial Areas
We try and educate our chidren about our ecosytem nature careing for our wildlife. its a white elephant project
Why did the State Government lie about benefits and job's for local business
Two Chinese vessels are arriving in August , This is the same company that failed causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
First the little town of Wonthaggi gets stuck with a desalination plant for 30 years . Now Melbourne's Coca cola company may move its factory to Wonthaggi to make good use of the desalination water .
The state government has bought Wonthaggi's Golf links Motel for a reputed $1.5 million. allegedly for special purposes, The Bass Coast Shire knew nothing about the sale . The Victorian privacy art forbids the firm from disclosing the buyers name . Whats this Brumby Government up to first a desalination plant now buying land down here ?
This is a student vodcast protesting against the Wonthaggi desalination plant.
We've got something of international significance here and the Government has pushed ahead, Dinosaur bones dating back 115 million years have been found on a rock shelf on the beach at Wonthaggi in southeast Victoria. Mr Holding said the 115 million year old remains would not affect the cost or timing of the project, planned to boost the state's drinking water supplies by 2011
No mandate to build a desalination plant , Wonthaggi was chosen, rather than Port Phillip Bay and Western Port, because salty discharge could be more readily dispersed into the open sea. Desalination Plants Are Usually Built In Industrial Areas, The Liberals went in with this plan
Water Minster Tim Holding has said an EES had been built into the budget of the proposed plant, and that it would not delay the plant being built.. The study will examine the proposed location of the plant at Powlett River near Kilcunda and its impact on rare and endangered birds and fish, including the orange-bellied parrot and the penguin colony at Phillip Island. . It will also examine any potential impact on the 115 million year old dinosaur fossils that have been discovered in a rock shelf in front of the proposed site. . For Victoria to break the desal contract with AquaSure would cost a small fraction of the $650 million a year the Government will pay for it over the next 30 years
The State Governments EES said there were virtually no whales in the area and it was not significant habitat (the EES said only a couple of whales had visited the area over the last five years ,
John Brumby's best chance of achieving his goal is by sensible spending on major infrastructure projects . He wants to be around as Victorian Premier long after the next election 22 billion black balloons will be emitted each year from this Desalination plant in victoria, Thats enough to power 170000 homes ,GAPS have emerged , what a White elephant the State Government has had the land since June 2007 its been announced it will be the largest desalination plant in Australia, Why are they doing Studies on the Marine Environment now in 2010 . Did Planning Minister, Justin Madden make a mistake ? ?
Watershed members Steve Cannon & Jess Harris interviewed by Russ Kellet on his Channel 31 program.
Victorian Planning Minister Justin Madden , simply ignored the EES panel's recommendation that plant infrastructure should be located elsewhere , The State Government and Landscape architects are looking at the site to suggest ways for the plant to integrate with the features of the local area , Desalination Plants Are Usually Built In Industrial Areas, This is a heritage listed coastline .... www.watershedvictoria.org.au
The Premier John Brumby has today released the latest water figures which show that Sunbury and Macedon are Victorias most water efficient towns using 145 litres per person per day (l/p/d). Mr Brumby and Water Minister Tim Holding released the figures while inspecting the construction of steel frames for the desalination plant at Page Steel in Derrimut.Mr Brumby and Mr Holding also announced today that AquaSure had awarded Victorian companies Page Steel and OneSteel $24 million in contracts for work on the desalination plant project.
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The Little town of Wonthaggi has been hit buy the Desalination Project , People are being thrown out of their rented homes to make way for desal workers at hugely inflated rents. Do you know of anyone in this situation? If so please ask them drop in and speak with a representative of the Tenants Union confidentially who will be at the Bass Coast Shire offices , Houses once were $180 a week now its $510 to $685 a week
Desalination Plants Are Usually Built In Industrial Areas, Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, simply ignored the EES panel's recommendation that plant infrastructure should be located elsewhere . www.watershedvictoria.org.au
Construction workers on the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant, east of Melbourne, will earn around $150000 a year for a four day working week , So Why on earth would you get drunk at a pub after a hard days work on the Desalination plant and start fighting,, Feeling guilty are we boys building Australia's largest white elephant along South Gippsland's Bass Coast
Desalination Plants Are Usually Built In Industrial Areas, WHALE WATCH Between now and Dec 31st
No matter where you stand on the issue of desalination , There's no doubting the beauty of wildlife environment that surrounds this coast ,
Australia's biggest desalination plant along the pristine Williamson's Beach and The Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park , Will this end up being the worst decision any Victorian Liberal Goverment has ever made building a desal plant on top of Wonthaggi Wetlands Conservation Park . white elephant
A desalination plant will use at least four times as much electricity as is really needed to source given some 1.2 million tonnes of carbon emissions will need to be offset by renewable credits, three quarters or 9000,000 tonnes worth of these credits will be unavailable for reducing existing emissions and tied forever to the wasteful desalination plant , THE endangered orange-bellied parrot is back in the spotlight, this time playing a part in the future of the $7.8 billion Wonthaggi desalination plant , Only if the Government new this desalination project cost up to six times more then any other socially and environment sustainable options ,
Uproar as this Victorian Water project is falling apart , This project has hit $6.7billion in cost. The Victorian State Government is standing buy its alleged $ 3.2 billion as the Trucks start to roll over on this project
Desalination Profit & Politics Bugger The Planet Melbourne Radio Public Broadcasting Service (PBS 106.7 FM has been around for 25 years, Supporting a Desalination plant being built along Wonthaggi Wetlands Conservation Park . The Bass Coast The Phillip island Penguin Parade and Wilsons Promontory National Park are at risk. PBS FM has been a beacon of independent, freeform, passionate, real and unpretentious radio. PBS is a champion of specialist and under represented music and is proudly non corporate, anti-fashion and wanker-free - Surporting climate change and the slug of huge hikes in water bills thanks to connex / veolia = desalination Water Privatisation Enjoy it don't spoil it ... Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, simply ignored the EES panel's recommendation that plant infrastructure should be located elsewhere , PBS
Get involved in politics! What do you think about desalination and is it about time to think about other alternatives?
...more than 1800 of the worst households. There is growing concern Melbourne's dams could run dry before the $3.5 billion Wonthaggi desalination plant begins pumping water in late 2011. The State Government plans to suck an extra 10 billion litres from the...
... Water Minister Tim Holding announced the emergency measure today while announcing contract details for the Wonthaggi water desalination plant. Mr Holding said there was “significant” environmental stress to the Thomson and Yarra rivers by taking extra water...
The town of Wonthaggi will have a roundabout at the start of the Bass Highway , This roundabout is only being built so Trucks with Over 80 tonnes of solid waste can carry from the Desalination site each day, This roundabout is going to cause problems, Only If The State Goverment had done there homework right from the start Planning Minister Justin Madden, If your Desalination Plant would have been built as far away from any town this would not be causing any Traffic problems .....
Highway , This roundabout is only being built so Trucks with Over 80 tonnes of solid waste can carry from the Desalination site each day, The trucks have to enter The Bass Highway so they are building a roundabout and this is going to cause problems, Only If The Brumby Goverment had done there homework right this Desalination Plant would have been built as far away from any town it would not be causing any Traffic problems .. Its Business as usual for this water smart Government ... john brumby ...
The first ever desalination plant in the world to have a viewing platform , John brumby neglects the issue at home brings in Big business for our little victorian community. Building a desal plant on top of Wonthaggi Wetlands Conservation Park what a mess this project is going to be . .
desalination plant Justin madden did you do your Homework ? The 2.5 magnitude quake was much smaller than the two 4.6 magnitude tremors near Korumburra in March that were felt as far as Melbourne ,Lets hope John Brumby's water plan is water tight and the Concrete can stand up to more Earthquakes , The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports the last time the earth shook with such force so close to Melbourne was in 1973, when a quake measuring 5 struck at Wonthaggi, We got a desalination mess ...
The Earth moved again for Gippsland residents with the latest in a series of seismic shudders centred in Victoria's shakiest town Korumburra. John Brumby's Desalination plant is next to Korumburra The EES said wonthaggi was a prime spot to Build a desalination plant Justin madden did you do your Homework ? The 2.5 magnitude quake was much smaller than the two 4.6 magnitude tremors near Korumburra in March that were felt as far as Melbourne ,Lets hope John Brumby's water plan is water tight and the Concrete can stand up to more Earthquakes , The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports the last time the earth shook with such force so close to Melbourne was in 1973, when a quake measuring 5 struck at Wonthaggi, We got a desalination mess on the way Victoria
...out of water. (ABC TV) Victoria's Water Minister, Tim Holding, has strongly defended the decision to build a $3.5 million desalination plant near Wonthaggi. A consortium called AquaSure has been awarded the contract. "If we don't build this desal plant, then...
...Brown said. "It is as if the Howard government was not voted out of office - it's just changed its name." Senator Brown was in Melbourne supporting protesters campaigning against the proposed desalination plant at Wonthaggi, 132km southeast of the city. ...
...group opposing the Wonthaggi desalination plant is concerned the project will stop the development of sustainable water projects in Victoria. The State Government hopes to have the desalination plant operating by the end of 2011 to replenish Melbourne's falling...
...storages will drop below 20 per cent by Christmas. He says the controversial $3 billion desalination plant, being built near Wonthaggi, will be crucial to getting Victoria through the next decade as a series of El Nino events bring an even more extended dry...
Large Black Ray in Cape Patterson, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. This is just down the coast from a proposed Desalination plant. ... Sting Ray Freedive Victoria desalination Wonthaggi free dive gippsland
...litres of stormwater in its catchment each year. Victoria's water policy focuses on two multibillion-dollar projects - a desalination plant near Wonthaggi and the north-south pipeline. South Australia also has a major emphasis on desalination, with plans...
...has spent more than $3 million on security on the state's two major water projects. The north-south pipeline and the Wonthaggi desalination plant have both had around-the-clock security patrols. The Water Minister, Tim Holding says the extra security is necessary...
...projects. The security bill for the north-south pipeline has come in at $2.54 million and $714,000 has been spent at the Wonthaggi desalination plant. Authorities are providing round-the-clock security to protect the 70km north-south pipeline site and equipment...
On the 22nd of june 2009 Two Whales at John Brumby's desalination plant ,Only if they knew what was in store. .
Two whales at the victorian desalination plant Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, Desalination Plants Are Usually Built In Industrial Areas .
Desalination Plants are Usually Built In Industrial Areas, This is The Bass Coast .Kilcunda is a forgotten stretch of coastline. The proposed desalination plant at Wonthaggi has also been largely overlooked; it just doesn't have an appeal that the public can latch onto.
Well here we are Victoria the mean Desalination road is done, The Victorian State Government has committed up to $12 million to upgrade key roads and intersections in and around Wonthaggi as part of Victorias Desalination Project. lets see if the Bass highway gets an upgrade as what the Government said key roads and intersections in and around Wonthaggi will be upgraded , lets wait and see ,
of green jobs. Inside the Melbourne Town Hall the Australian Labor Party State Conference was taking place, with Premier John Brumby committing Victoria to building another dirty coal fired power station and an energy intensive Desalination Plant at Wonthaggi rather than invest in tertiary water treatment, water recycling and storm water recovery and renewable power options and green jobs. The thousands of people attending sat down in protest, reminiscent of the sitdown protests of the ...
and spoke of the need of acting for the children and their future. Damien Lawson, National Climate Justice Co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth, spoke on the need for a campaign of popular civil disobedience if politicians continue taking no action or ineffectual action to rapidly decrease carbon emissions. At the march conclusio in Treasury Gardens the crowd listened to Teagan Edwards from Yarra Climate Action Now espouse the need for joining or starting local climate action groups to ...
...protesting against the Wonthaggi desalination plan and other water issues have carried a petition of 3,000 signatures to the steps of Victoria's Parliament House. The petition is also calling for more democratic planning processes. Leader of the Nationals,...