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Postcards presented to Minister Jennings

Supporters from Mallacoota and Melbourne braved a cold Melbourne day on 12 May 2010 to present 1400 postcards to Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Innovation, Gavin Jennings.  Mallacoota-crafted sea creatures helped make the delivery.

The postcards asked the Minister to use his powers under the Coastal Management Act to stop the breakwater development. Spokesman Leo op den Brouw told Minister Jennings that the postcards represented the views of a broad section of the community.

The Minister was asked to give very careful consideration to the Inquiry Panel Report, and the Victorian Coastal Strategy in his decision. It was emphasised that the Minister has the responsibility under the Coastal Management Act for final consent, and that he should reject this proposal.

Minister Jennings thanked supporters for bringing the postcards to him, and promised to consider the campaign’s views when making his decision. He declined to give any further indication given the pending decision of the court case.