The $3000 grant has now been spent and reports sent to Melbourne Water, City Engineer Mr Tony Rijs and Mr J.Edwards. Photos and a report of the work carried out by the Friends of Bradshaw Park have appeared in the Melbourne Parks and Waterways Newsletter.
New people attended the Spring Planting on the 2nd October and hopefully will continue to assist with the work.
A burn was planned for the north west corner of the park to re-generate vegetation but the Town Planning Department refused to allow the burn to take, place!
The Agnew Report
Glenn has “acquired” a 3 metre fibre glass boat which will help greatly with research work. 3 CD ROMS are providing useful reference material. The dive- gear is undergoing maintenance.
An alert has been put out asking people to watch out for star fish which are multiplying in the Bay. There is a question mark over the artificial tyre “reef” at Carrum since the original amateur fishing body no longer exists.
We are grateful to Glen for continuing to represent MBCL at the PPCC meetings.
Mordialloc Creek / Wetlands
We are awaiting a response to Chris’s letter to the Premier and Liberal politicians regarding the proposed linear wetland along the banks of Mordialloc Creek.
Mentone Lifesaving club / Tearooms / Pier
The Minister for Planning, R. McLellan has approved the construction of tearooms on the top of Mentone lifesaving Club. There is a query about the toilet blocks at this location and along the foreshore. Are they connected to existing sewage or are septic tanks used?
Restaurant Sorrento Foreshore
Tearooms are planned for the Sorrento foreshore. Once again the question arises as to the suitability of this facility on the foreshore. Chris will query the planning process which permits these developments before the Port Phillip Bay Management Plan is fully operational.
Braeside Park / Industrial Park
Ron met with the Industrial Park management re the ever expanding clay quarry and the 16 hectares of gumtrees which are to remain in the park.
Leachates are still flowing through the Dingley Drain in Braeside Park and then into Mordialloc Creek. MBCL will query what work has been undertaken by Melb- ourne Water to remedy this problem since the launching of the Mordialloc Creek Action Plan earlier this year.
Heritage Listing of Beaumaris Park
Work is proceeding on the Heritage listing of the Park. Chris will ask Dr Eric Bird and Simon Molesworth for letters of support for the listing. There is a question of how far out into the Bay the 1siting should go.
Meeting Closed 9.30pm