Removal of Vegetation on Mordialloc Foreshore
Nina and Mary attended the Council Planning meeting Wednesday 18th February where the issue of the removal of locally indigenous vegetation is to be removed prior to the construction of a large, two storey lifesaving building on the elevated primary dune. Because of the elevated site of the replacement building, it does not seem necessary to remove so much vegetation. MBCL’s position is that, at very least, a stand of six Casuarinas could be retained if a path is realigned. This foreshore vegetation was planted by Mordialloc Council approx 40 years ago and has struggled to survive in the sandy soil and harsh salt wind environment, now when the trees have reached maximum (medium) height they are to be removed to provide large surf boats with a path to the water.
Kingston Your City paper reports a controversial motion by Crs Gledhill and Brownlees who are seeking another $160,000 of ratepayers money to have yet another study conducted of the Green Wedge, on top of the $360,000 public consultation conducted by Planisphere, to try and achieve a result that would permit residential development in the Green Wedge – in opposition to the Labor Government’s policy of maintaining Green Wedges as the Lungs of the city.