Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservaton League – Minutes – 1st July 2015

Green Wedge

There appears to have been some light at the end of the tunnel with the report from Barry Ross, Secretary, defenders of the Green Wedge after a deputation to see the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne.  Sustainability Victoria has now acknowledged that the Kingston/Dingley Waste Hub should be located in an industrial area.  However the Minister is still considering the Alex Fraser lease application for a further 15 years for the concrete crushing business to remain on Heatherton Road.

Bay Trail

Will certainly cause headaches for builders further down the track.  Nice new concrete curbing at the Antibes car park will have to be removed when the Bay Trail reaches that point it seems!

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The Bay Trail and the Heidelberg School of Australian Art

Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917) painted Tea-Tree at Beaumaris (1890) and was one of the Heidelberg School of painters with Arthur StreetonTom RobertsCharles ConderWalter Withers and others, who recorded the beauty of Port Phillip Bay.

The Mentone section of the proposed Bay Trail has become world renowned due to the recognition accorded to the painters who camped and painted on the foreshore and on the cliff tops of Mentone and Beaumaris.

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