Mayor’s Community Day
A decision was made for the League to participate once again in the Mayor’s Community Day, 27th March. Mara suggested that MBCL should purchase/acquire light weight trestles, table and display stand for paintings. New petition forms and hand-outs to be organised. Would the Home Environment Group like to be involved with the League again?
Work continuing on the removal of non-endemic trees. The balance of the Park funding is $1074. Friends of Bradshaw Park plan to participate in the Mayor’s Community Day with plant sales and a display.
Vacant industrial land abutting the freeway reservation has been sold to Myer Cole. Springvale council has issued permits to build on this land. Applications for two further developments are imminent. The freeway reservation is unchanged despite request to the Minister for Conservation Mr Birrell to revise the proposed route to remove the intrusion into Braeside Park.
Westernport and Peninsula Protection Society Inc
WPPS asked for a donation to pay for the extensive study of the effects of oil storage in Westernport Bay. MBCL donated $20.00
Local Conservation Strategy Plan
A submission outlining the need for an LCSP has been forwarded to the City Engineer.
Mordialloc and Environs Foreshore Strategy Plan
The City Engineer has advised that the Foreshore Strategy Plan will be extended to cover the area from Bay Street to Charman Road. The League will continue to be involved on this committee which plans revegetation of the foreshore and
some maintenance work. A meeting at Council 9-2-94 attended by two League members outlined further landscape planning which will need to be monitored by MBCL.
Australia Day Awards
Four League members were nominated for volunteer awards on Australia Day. The ceremony was held at the Keith Styles Gardens on a very windy day!
Those nominated were Bob Wilcock in recognition of his twenty years work with MBCL as President and committee member.
Pam Wilcock also involved with the League for twenty years. Pam’s art has been featured and admired in the Coast and Creek booklet and on display at the
Community Days over the years.
Frank Rimington has been involved with the League and in many local organisations for well over twenty years.
Glen Agnew has been diving in the Bay for many years and has provided valuable information about pollution problems in the Bay.
Pam Wilcock wished to have recorded her family’s appreciation of the posthumous award to Bob in recognition of his dedication to the protection of the environment.
Heritage Listing Beaumaris Park
C. King will write a submission recommending that Beaumaris Park should receive Heritage listing.
David Digby, Council Parks and Gardens Supervisor, is considering tenders for a study of the Park’s significant features. BIOSIS may be involved in the study.
Mordialloc Foreshore Projects
Mordialloc Council did not receive funding this year so is unable to proceed with the proposed Mordialloc Creek landscaping at present. Further planting towards the creek mouth will be carried out, however.
The fences (or pig pens) along side the promenade will be rationalised now that the plantings are well developed.
A number of native trees planted on the hill south of the Mordialloc lifesaving club have been removed by “persons unknown”.
The Agnew Report
Glen successfully inveigled four politicians to dive with him on the reef recently and observe at first hand the siltation and other problems affecting the Bay floor.
Whilst Glen was instructing his divers at the Horse Paddock end of the beach, a lifesaving carnival was under way at the opposite end of the beach despite an EPA warning that the beach should remain closed due to pollution after heavy rain. The E-coli reading was 600/100ml. The standard is 400/100ml. Flags were in place but ignored.