Wednesday, April 3 • 8:30am - 5:30pm
Side Event: Bays, beaches and bush – day trip to the Mornington Peninsula

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Melbourne CBD Meeting Point for coach pickup:  08.45 (sharp)
Grand Hyatt Melbourne (Russell Street entrance situated near the corner of Collins and Russell street) Coach will have ‘Quest’ badging).

Beaches and Bays Meeting the Marina Restaurant (10.10 – 11.25)
Mullet Street and Skinner Streets, Hastings (morning tea provided)

Westernport and Industrialisation (11.40 – 12.00)
Site visit to the proposed AGL gas terminal at Crib Point.
(We will be parking at the Victorian Maritime Centre which is located close to the site)

Food Systems Lunch at Mossy Willow Farm  (12.30 – 14.00),
547 Main Creek Rd, Main Ridge hosted by Ripe for Change

Protecting the bush meeting and guided walk at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve  (14.30-16.00),
159 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc (afternoon tea provided)

Coach drive back to the city (16.00– 17.15)

Throughout the day we will hear from speakers and organisations who are working to understand and address pressing environmental issues including:

  • Dr Rachel Carey, University of Melbourne on city food bowls
  • Matt Ruchel and Shannon Hurley, VNPA on protecting ecosystems on land and in the marine environment, national parks and citizen science
  • Dr Peter Macreadie on Westernport Bay, blue carbon and valuing ecosystems
  • Neil Blake OAM on Port Phillip Bay, the impact of climate change and plastic pollution
  • Jono La Nauze, Environment Victoria and Louise Page and Dale Stohr, Save Westernport, on the proposed AGL gas terminal at Crib Point
  • Presentations from the Ripe for Change funding partners on impacting the food system through small grants.
  • Gidja Walker, SPIFFA (Southern Peninsula Flora and Fauna) and Roger Richards, Foundation for Devilbend, will share their deep knowledge of local flora and fauna on a guided walk at Devilbend reserve.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:30am - 5:30pm