How to Help Save the Cerberus.

URGENT as of October 2017.

Action Supporters can Take

As Bayside has already lodged their application for a permit to fill Cerberus with concrete, time is of the essence. Mayor & Councillor del Porto stated that "the concrete infill is supported by both the Federal [Heritage] Department and Heritage Victoria" and appears to believe that it is certain to be approved. Being classed as a shipwreck, the permit application process has no scope for submissions other than from Bayside. Likewise appeals against the final outcome can only be made by the City of Bayside. We really have our backs to the wall here. We have already been interviewed on ABC radio and have an interview with Channel 9 lined up but it is essential that supporters make their views known.

Our request is that members email the Minister for Planning (Richard Wynne) and Heritage Victoria's Executive Officer (Steven Avery) and state politely why filling Cerberus is a bad idea and how Tank Foam filling is preferable. Clicking on the links below will open a pre addressed email in which you can either write your own email or simply copy our pro-form letter below.

Email the Minister of Planning via richard.wynne@parliament.vic.gov.au

Email Heritage Victoria Executive Office (Steven Avery) via steven.avery@delwp.vic.gov.au

Form Letter
Being interested in preserving Victoria's heritage, I am appalled at Bayside Council's application to fill HMVS Cerberus with concrete. I am also surprised that, as stated by Mayor del Porto, Heritage Victoria supports the filling of Cerberus with concrete. I would have hoped that Heritage Victoria would have acted to judge all applications on their merits and give support to the least invasive and reversible methods rather than giving support to a destructive method thereby discouraging the investigation of far superior and non-destructive methods. Finally, Bayside's Maritime Archeologist should have been made aware of the much cheaper and heritage sound method of the Tank Foam solution.

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Many of our members & supporters have written to the relevant ministers over the last few years. My suspicion is that politicians cannot receive too many letters urging them to act in order to Save the Cerberus.

We strongly encourage all of our members to do likewise.

To facilitate this we have included links to the addresses of

Victorian State Lower House (Assembly) Members of Parliament

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Australian House of Representatives Members of Parliament

Australian Senators

If you do nothing else to help save Cerberus please write to your State and Federal members.
They do take note of elector's concerns.

Our Home Page has a good summary of the significance of Cerberus.

State Parliament

The Hon Denis Napthine
Premier & Minister for Racing & Regional Cities
Level 1,
1 Treasury Pl,
Melbourne 3002
(PO Box 4912VV, Melbourne 3001)

Tel: 03 9651 5000

The Hon Matthew Guy
Minister for Planning
Level 7
1 Spring St
Melbourne 3000

Tel: 03 9457 5328
Fax: 03 9455 2968

Federal Parliament

The Hon Greg Hunt
(Minister for the Environment,
Heritage & the Arts)
PO Box 6022,
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: (02) 6277 7640

Senator David Johnston
(Minister for Defence)
PO Box 6022,
Australian Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600


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