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Save our Bush Rally on Vic Parliament Steps, noon, 24 Feb 2010

Picture by Sheila Newman
"Save our Bush" Rally
Wednesday 24 February from 12-2pm
on Parliament House steps

The Rally aims to draw public attention to the destruction of our native bushland by the State Government's "growth-at-any-cost" policy of building freeways -- instead of promoting alternative modes of transport.

The Rally will coincide with a motion to the Legislative Council by the Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik, opposing construction of the Peninsula Link -- which would destroy much of The Pines Flora & Fauna Reserve (220 hectares) near Frankston.

Other important areas of native bushland and wetlands due to be bulldozed for roads in Greater Melbourne and beyond include:

* Browns Mountain (S-W Victoria)

* Coomoora Woodland Flora & Fauna Reserve (Keysborough)

* Belvedere, Witternberg & Pobblebonk Reserves (Mornington Peninsula)

* Devilbend Reserve (Mornington Peninsula)

* Westerfield Heritage Reserve (Mornington Peninsula)

* Bushland in the Cities of Banyule and Kingston

Rod Quantock is M.C. and the rally will include speakers and entertainment .

Join the Rally to Save our Bush and bring as many others as possible! Please also circulate the attached poster!

Save Our Bushland Contacts for further information:

Gillian Collins – Friends of Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve (impacts of Peninsula Link on the Pines): Mob: 0414 309 960; Email:

Damon Anderson – Save Coomoora Reserve Coalition (impacts of the Dingley Bypass on Coomoora): Mob: 0425 784 983; Email:

Marion Ware – Friends of Banyule (impacts of North East Link through Banyule Flats and Warringal Swamplands): Mob: 0413 41 88 32; Email:

Rosemary West – Joint Coordinator of Green Wedges Coalition (urban growth and the impact on Green Wedges): Mob: 0418 554 799; email:

Colin Long – Greens Candidate for South-East Metro Upper House (cultural heritage value of Westerfields) : Email:


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