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We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval with many of us wondering, “But what can I do?”

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Surf Coast Energy Group
Surf Coast Energy Group3 weeks ago
IUCN (International Union on Conservation of Nature) World Commission on Protected Areas shared this piece at the #COP26. It highlights the twin crises of climate and biodiversity, and how #NatureBasedSolutions are required to effectively tackle them. By adopting nature-based solutions that better protect and manage our natural ecosystems, this has the potential to deliver over one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation that we need. IUCN also reminds us of the dire need to transform our economy and create a #NaturePositive economic system; one that values actions that protect the environment instead of destroying it.

Surf Coast Energy Group
Surf Coast Energy Group1 month ago
Big thanks to Rip Curl who joined SCEG in planting 244 trees along Spring Creek! This added to the 141 trees planted by Boardriders Torquay (from Quicksilver) the week before. Together, over 35 acres were planted to help restore the area to its original Grassy Woodland (as per the Ecological Vegetation Class) using native Bellarine Yellow Gum, Sweet Bursaria and Blackwood. It’s so heartening to see local organisations take action to help protect this area’s unique, diverse and threatened ecosystem from further development.

The terrain included steep escarpments, tall native grasses, and lots of tree guard equipment which required careful and deliberate teamwork. Both Ripcurl and Boardriders did an outstanding job and were terrific to work alongside. Thank you to all who participated across the days. For further information on how you can take action to help save Spring Creek or be involved in future plants please visit our website at https://www.sceg.org.au/ #savespringcreek
Surf Coast Energy Group
Surf Coast Energy Group4 months ago
One to put in your diary as we challenge ourselves to see what we can do.
Surf Coast Energy Group
Surf Coast Energy Group6 months ago
On 25th June, the DAL committee will be sending their report to the Planning Minister, including their recommendation for the Spring Creek valley. Our petitions will be wrapping up a few days before that on 21st June so there is time to present them to the Premier (or acting Premier) before a decision is made.

It is critical that we remind Premier Dan Andrews that he needs to keep his promise of no development of the valley west of Duffields Road, so if you haven’t yet done so, can you please sign both petitions and share this email with your friends, family and email and social media networks.

The paper based lower house petitions can be found at these businesses,

• Swell Café (Jan Juc shops)
• Ginger Monkey (Baines Crescent)
• Ocean Grind (new industrial area)
• Torquay Larder (Gilbert Street)
• Bells Bakery (Bell Street)
• Mavis Mavis (Gilbert Street)
• Torquay Swim School (Baines Cres)

And there is an online upper house petition here, just scroll down and click on ‘Click here to sign’.

It’s been an amazing campaign so far but we have one more part to the campaign and it’s probably the most important one. That is political pressure on Premier Dan Andrews to keep his promise. Even though it’s been a strong campaign, what the DAL committee will recommend for Spring Creek is an unknown. The Premier has the power to override what the committee recommend so let’s given him justification to do that by getting thousands of signatures on the petitions.


Darren Noyes-Brown
Mob. 0411 552 447