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Bastion Decision Now Not Until 2012

A decision on Bastion Point will now not be made until after the Christmas /New year season.

An elephant seal visits Bastion Point in December 2011 – Photo Richard Du Heaume

In June this year, Hyder Consultants were engaged by the inter-departmental Bastion Point Project Control Board (the Board) to undertake a detailed assessment of the alternative option at the current site, in order to produce a report using specific criteria that compares the alternative with Option 3b.

Work commissioned by the consultants has just been completed, and the Board expects to present this material to the East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) early in the new year. We understand that EGSC wish to engage with the community prior to its views being finalised. Once the EGSC has provided its input, the Board will be in a position to finalise a recommendation for the Government.