The next stage of the North East Link planning process, the Environmental Effects Statement is out now, and BAAG is still within the designated project area and therefore under threat.
We really want to continue to operate on this site, supporting local artists and as a hub for our local community. We need to convince the EES panel that it is worth redesigning the construction compound so that we can stay and continue.
BAAG has been operating from this site for over 50 years, and under the current family ownership for 35 years. We are proud to be an integral part of the local community, and our approach is driven by a continued commitment to nurturing creativity and sustainability. We strive to inspire, enable and educate our community to live in a more environmentally sustainable way.
How can you help us?
Since the North East Link was first announced, and it became clear that BAAG could be lost, we have been humbled by how many times our customers, suppliers and wider community have asked “How can we help?”
Right now, the best thing to do is to make a submission in response to the Environmental Effects Statement. Even a couple of lines of support will help. These submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 6th June. You can make your submission at https://engage.vic.gov.au/north-east-link-project. Let them know why YOU think BAAG is important!
You can find out more about the EES at https://northeastlink.vic.gov.au/environment/environment-effects-statement-ees, although you may not get through the whole 10,000 page document!