Hundreds rally to Save Our Beaches on Sunday 11 March

More than five hundred people have rallied at Cowes on Phillip Island to protest a proposed car ferry terminal at one of the front beaches. Save Our Beaches (SOB) is opposed to the 200 metre concrete structure on the rare, north facing beaches as part of a planned car ferry from Stony Point to Phillip Island. Following the rally a peaceful protest was held on the beach with children making sandcastles and playing games. SOB spokesperson Kate Mackenzie said the proposed car ferry terminal would ruin this rare, north facing beach. “We’ve sent a clear message to the State Government and the Bass Coast Shire Council that this is the wrong location,” she said. “This is a safe, family friendly beach that is popular with locals and visitors. To put a car ferry terminal at this beach is madness.” Save Our Beaches will continue to fight.

VIDEOS FROM THE RALLY

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State your objection by signing the petition and join in the fight today!

Vision/ mission statement

We will save Cowes’ rare, north facing beaches for future generations.

What's it all about?

THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT LOCATION

Cowes’ beaches are not the right location for a ferry terminal. These rare, north facing beaches are used by locals and visitors for swimming, walking and boating. The proposed ferry and it’s affected area will change the beaches forever.

THE SHIRE NEED TO LISTEN

Bass Coast Shire Council must engage with the community on this proposal. The information to date has not been adequate and is out of step with community expectation.

WE WILL FIGHT

The community will fight this proposal, the Save Our Beaches group has already collected more than 2000 signatures in opposition to a Ferry terminal at this location.

What Can I Do?

No Swimming

The beach will be cut in half rendering a large area of this family friendly, safe swimming beach unusable.

Quiet Neighborhood

The proposed terminal is right in the middle of a quiet residential area adding traffic to an area where children ride bikes and walk.

No Waterpsorts

Huge impact upon both locals and tourists who use this beach - swimmers, power boaters, sailors, kayakers and all water users!

Join the Fight Today!

It is planned to extend 250metres into the bay and destroy your beautiful beach.

Please take time to read through the Business Case on the Bass Coast website for more information.

The below images are from the Draft Business Case

Click here to see SOB’s submission on behalf of its supporters in response to the draft business case

What Can I Do?

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CALL TO ACTION!

So what more can I do?

COME AND TELL THE COUNCIL TO STOP THIS MADNESS!!
Wednesday 18 April 5pm

Council Meeting at Phillip Island Golf Club

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