It’s Crunch Time
To Save Whalers Way!
Use this page to write to Tanya Plibersek (Environment Minister) about the private, experimental rocket launching facility proposed inside the environmentally sensitive conservation area at Whalers Way.
It’s crunch time!
We need your help to protect Whalers Way, a critical nature sanctuary on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It’s home to endangered species like the Southern Emu-Wren and the Australian Sea Lion, as well as the migratory Southern Right Whale.
The proposed Test Launch Campaign for the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex threatens this precious habitat. Despite the clear risks, the proponent refuses to refer it for consideration under the EPBC Act. We can’t let this happen.
Join us in urging Minister Tanya Plibersek to declare the Test Launch Campaign a controlled action and safeguard our biodiversity. Let’s honor the pledge of ‘zero extinctions’ and protect Whalers Way for future generations.
It is the wrong place – the increased risk of fire in a warming climate, the impact on tourism by closing one of the Eyre Peninsula’s incredible drawcards, and the complete disregard for the endangered wildlife such as the Southern Emu-Wren (Eyre Peninsula) that calls Whalers Way home.
Maybe you’ve already sent a letter or signed a petition – and thank you for doing so – but it’s time for one last big push to PUT SPACE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
Independent analysis is needed to find the most appropriate place for this proposed facility – write now to ask Tanya Plibersek to refuse this clearly inappropriate proposal.