Corinella VIC 3984
Woodlands or mines:
our line in the sand
The last strip of significant woodland left in Bass Coast Shire is under threat from a surge in sand mining activities.
Under the Victorian Government’s Strategic Extractive Resources Areas proposal, sand mining would take precedence over conservation of this fragile habitat and the wishes of local communities.
Once these forests are gone, they’re gone forever.
But it’s our call, and we’re drawing a line in the sand.
This rare woodland is too precious to lose.
With the support of 14 environmental and community groups, plus the Bass Coast Shire Council, we call on the Victorian Government to preserve this fragile coastal corridor from the ravages of sand mining.
The Government’s own research reveals 700 years’ supply of suitable sand, almost all of it outside woodland areas.
We can win this “once in forever” opportunity.
(And tell our children how we won.)