Port Fairy Vic Proposed habitat loss.

Subject: Port Fairy Vic Proposed habitat loss.
From: Adrian Boyle <>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:21:48 +0800
Hi all

Thought it important to get this message out there.

Port Fairy wetland under threat. Advocacy Alert

Every year, from spring to early autumn, large numbers of Latham’s Snipe 
congregate at the Powling Street Wetland System in Port Fairy, Victoria. This 
7.5 hectare wetland is well recognised as the most important known site for 
Latham’s Snipe in Australia. But the wetland is also prime waterfront real 
estate and the Federal government has just given the green light to a proposal 
to subdivide 2.5 hectares of the Wetland System for residential housing - 
despite the fact that the snipe are protected under the EPBC Act and several 
international migratory bird agreements.

However, the developer must also gain approval for the subdivision under 
Victoria’s planning laws. BirdLife Australia has joined with the South Beach 
Wetlands and Landcare Group to campaign against the development but we will 
need your help.

Once the developer’s plans are submitted to the Moyne Shire Council, we would 
like members to write to the Council opposing the development. There is a very 
short timeframe for commenting on this and while we will post information on 
our website, we’d be very interested in hearing directly from members who’d be 
interested in joining our campaign – particularly residents of south-western 
Victoria. If you would like to help us please contact Jenny Lau 
 so we can keep you updated on this campaign.

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