Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Newsletter – June 2020

Kingston Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Strategy

Kingston Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Strategy will involve higher density housing meaning loss of trees and gardens. This appears to conflict with Creating a Cool Kingston- Urban Cooling Strategy which stresses the importance of trees in developments to reduce the heat island effect. The higher density housing strategy will also impinge on the Mordialloc Heritage Overlay. A submission has been presented to Council requesting that   heritage housing in Ormond Street and surrounding streets be considered for an extended heritage overlay.

Governor Road Car Park and Pontoons

Better Boating, a State Government project will see the upgrade of the Governor Road boat pontoons in Mordialloc Creek as well as a pontoon south of the highway bridge for disability access.

There may also be a one metre boundary increase around the car park in Governor Road.

Toilet Pier Road, Mordialloc

This tall, silo shaped building will dominate the Art Deco lamps along the promenade and Art Deco buildings on the Peter Scullin Reserve. Request for information from council resulted in a noncommittal response.

New Ward Boundaries

New Ward Boundaries for Kingston in the forth-coming election with eleven councillors in a single member ward system. This was not the preferred option for some residents.

Alex Frasier and Dent’s Paddock

VCAT HEARINGS have been postponed until October.

Bay Trail

Bay Trail has been completed as far as Rennison Street, Parkdale. Next stage from Rennison Street to Mordialloc Creek will be completed later in the year. A complete report has been carried out by Council regarding the successful safe management of the work.

The Guardian Weekly, 22 May, 2020, reports that most European cities have realised that air quality has vastly improved with less traffic using city streets.London, Paris, Brussels, Rome and Athens are now planning to introduce more bike lanes. This will take pressure off public transport and improve air quality.

Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League Inc.

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