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The Save Bastion Point Campaign is a coalition of the East Gippsland Boardriders, the Mallacoota Coast Action/Coastcare group, the Friends of Mallacoota, individual Mallacoota residents, non-resident ratepayers, and concerned individuals, working to protect the Bastion Point headland from inappropriate development.

The groups each represent different interests:

Friends of Mallacoota are dedicated to caring for and protecting the natural environment and ensuring human activity and development are appropriate for the area.

Far East Gippsland Boardriders, a branch of the Surfrider Foundation Australia, is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the Mallacoota and surrounding regional oceans, waves and beaches for all people.

Mallacoota Coast Action/Coastcare works to protect and improve the sustainability and biological diversity of the coastline and its marine environment.

The Save Bastion Point Campaign is supported by:

Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club promotes safe water use by all user groups, through patrolling and undertaking rescues at the Bastion Point beach during the peak summer season.

Save Bastion Point Campaign Melbourne Group is an arm of the overall SBPC. The group meets bi-monthly in Carlton. Contact the Melbourne Group via the Contacts page if you would like to be added to the mailing list for meetings.

Surfrider Foundation Australia, the Australian Conservation Foundation and VNPA (Victorian National Parks Association).

The following groups are also opposed to inappropriate development at Bastion Point –Save the Waves Coalition, the Friends of the Gippsland Lakes and The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia.

The Environment Defenders Office represented the Save Bastion Point Campaign at the EES Inquiry and is acting for Friends of Mallacoota in the judicial review of Minister Madden’s decision in the Supreme Court.

Local residents and individuals

Hundreds of local community residents and regional and interstate people are supporters of the campaign to Save Bastion Point. Campaigners have written letters and petitions to Ministers and local Councillors, made submissions as part of the EES process, represented the interests of campaign groups and concerned individuals at local Council and community meetings, and commissioned expert reviews of the EES studies.