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Open Letter to the Ross Trust

The Age

Protecting Melbourne's green wedges - while we still can

12 July 2021

MP News I THE natural areas of Melbourne are under threat at the same time as there’s growing evidence of their importance for humans.

Holding Ground for Arthurs Seat

19 April 2021

MP News I WORKS by 76 contemporary artists come together in Holding Ground, an online art exhibition and fundraiser being held to stop the proposed expansion of a contentious granite quarry at Arthurs Seat.

‘Greenwashing’ funds turned down

16 April 2021

The Guardian I ACADEMIC website the Conversation says it has no plans to renew its relationship with the Ross Trust...

Save Arthurs Seat supporters on Channel 9 News

8 April 2021

Channel 9 News I SAVE Arthurs Seat members and supporters deliver petition of over 57,000 signatures to the office of the Ross Trust.

 

Stepping up the fight

8 April 2021

Channel 7 News I "SAVE Arthurs Seat, you can't buy trust..."

Artists Holding Ground to Save Arthurs Seat

1 April 2021

Peninsula Essence I DURING a recent bushwalk on Arthurs Seat, artist Hannah Lewis felt a rising tide of despair.

Allies unite to sign up against quarry

22 March, 2021

MP News I AN ALLIANCE of environmental, business and philanthropic groups has been formed to stop the Ross Trust opening a new quarry on Arthurs Seat.

Passionate supporter Liz on Triple R radio

19 March, 2021

​Triple R I SAVE Arthurs Seat supporter, Liz, sums it up pretty well on Triple R radio program "On the Blower" presented by Tony Biggs. Listen here.

Local resident tells 3AW listeners that scar is definitely visible

19 March, 2021

​3AW I LOCAL resident, Andrew, challenges the Ross Trust claim that the quarry will not be visible.

‘Breathtaking hypocrisy’: Backlash over Arthurs Seat quarry plan

18 March, 2021

The Age I A PROMINENT Victorian philanthropic organisation is facing a strong backlash over its plans to expand a disused quarry adjacent to Arthurs Seat State Park...

‘It is breathtaking hypocrisy’: Charity faces severe backlash over quarry plan

18 March, 2021

Pro Bono Australia I MORE than 75 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter calling on the Ross Trust to withdraw plans to open a new quarry at Arthurs Seat.

3AW Interviews PPG's Dr Mark Fancett

18 March, 2021

DR MARK FANCETT speaks with Neil Mitchell on 3AW who says,"what could be an all out environmental war is about to erupt on the Mornington Peninsula. Listen to the full interview.

Chorus of young voices add to quarry opposition

18 January, 2021

MP News I CHILDREN are speaking out about a new quarry that the Ross Trust plans to carve out of Arthurs Seat not far from schools and kindergartens.

3AW Interview

16 January, 2021

STEPHEN CURRY is interviewed by Darren James on 3AW about the "fight we have to win."

Mine fight at Arthurs Seat

23 December 2020

 

Channel Seven News I AUSTRALIAN actor Stephen Curry voices campaign video

3AW News Bulletin

23 December 2020

DR MARK FANCETT, PPG (Save Arthurs Seat) President, on 3AW midday news

Signing up against quarry

19 October, 2020

MP News I CONSERVATION groups are stepping up their campaign against a proposed quarry right next to Arthur’s Seat State Park.

Alarm at quarry plan for Arthurs Seat bushland

5 October, 2020

The Age I MORNINGTON Peninsula residents have sounded the alarm over plans for a large quarry in Arthurs Seat bushland they fear could destroy valuable wildlife habitat....

State urged to buy quarry

16 March, 2020

MP News I OPPONENTS of Hillview Quarries' plan to open a new quarry on the Arthurs Seat escarpment at Dromana want the state government to buy the land and make it part of the state park.

Hillview a "no-show" at public forum

29 May, 2019

 

Hillview Quarries CEO retracted on his presenting at a public forum in Dromana to discuss their latest Arthurs Seat Quarry proposal. The public were given 3 minutes to present their views. Here is the extract by PPG Inc (Save Arthus Seat) President, Dr Mark Fancett. It makes for a good read. Share it liberally.

One million species at risk of extinction

May, 2019

ABC News I ONE million of the world's species are now under threat of extinction, according to the biggest-ever review of the state of nature on Earth.

Greg Hunt MP strongly opposes quarry..

21 Jan, 2019

Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Flinders, strongly opposes the proposed quarry. Read his correspondence to Hon Lily D'AmbrosioRichard Wynne MP and the RE Ross Trust.

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