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Minister Gives Consent to Proceed with Construction

Today, 23 Jan 2013, the Minister for the Environment, Ryan Smith, gave consent under the Coastal Management Act for East Gippsland Shire Council to proceed with construction of the controversial ‘Option 3b’ breakwater and beach road at Bastion Point. See the Minister’s Media Release here.

The Save Bastion Point Campaign will continue its opposition to this environmentally destructive and uneconomic proposal. Please see our Media Release .

See the EGSC page for the Ministers ‘strict conditions’.

Read the Greens Media Release, and comments by Environment Defenders Office solicitor Elizabeth Mckinnon here.

See reports in The Age online, and the Bairnsdale Advertiser.