WESTERFIELD - NEVER GIVING UP WON THE DAY

CONGRATULATIONS GILLIAN AND ALL YOUR SUPPORTERS AND ALL WHO GAVE A HAND THROUGH THE MONTHS OF COLD WINTER ON THAT PICKET LINE IN FRANKSTON TO SAVE THE HISTORIC PROPERTY WESTERFIELD FROM DESTRUCTION BY A ROAD THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO PUSH THROUGH IT.

You see you can make the Government back down when it is 2 months before an election. I have to ask why did Minister Pallas let them stand out there through the winter and only finally now has backed down???? Cynically I say because he thought they would give in, so he waited and waited and they beat him. Good lesson to us all.

I have just received a call from Gareth Stephenson of the CFMEU. Minister Pallas has the evening agreed to suspend work on the Westerfield property until our appeal to VCAT has been decided. He has also agreed to work with community representatives to find agreeable solutions to the environmental concerns we have been upholding.

This is a great result, and we are thrilled that Mr. Pallas has agreed to work with us for the best outcome.

We will keep you informed of the result of the work over the next few days. It was your support that made this happen. Thank you so much.

Gillian Collins
Pines Protectors