Guest Speaker – Tristan Smith (Senior Landscape Architect Kingston Council).
Tristan spoke to us about ACTIVE Kingston.
Peter Scullin plans have been passed by Council as is. There was generally positive feedback. In fact there were requests for more built structures. Supplied us with plans.
Future plans – there will be a Master Plan for Peter Scullin & Hazel Pierce Park between the bridge and pier. Plan will be released and we will be able to comment.
Other topics discussed were the positioning of the Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Peter Scullin carpark, palm trees and the use of plants of local provenance plans in future projects, the placement of 1,000 picnic tables around Kingston and the need for BMX trails and appropriate skate parks.
Mentone Life Saving Club
We have copies of images of the cliffs before they were removed (thanks to Stephen and Google).
Suburban Rail Loop East Inquiry and Advisory Panel continues.
Plans for a dog boarding kennel establishment along Centre Dandenong Rd. A number of people have objected.
Proposed Wetland (Melbourne Water).
Adjacent to wetland at 28 -33 Canterbury Rd. is believed to be the position where Coode Koot Island acid-sulphate soil was dumped. They are bulldozing there at the moment for a new development.
Bradshaw Bushland Reserve
There will be a meeting with Level Crossing Removal Project tomorrow. A vegetation assessment person will also visit after Easter be in attendance. No information at this stage what the plans are. Hopefully we will be more enlightened by next meeting.
Brad Lewis report
Parkdale Lifesaving Club. There are plans for an additional 11 line marked bays, 4 bays for rescue boats and 27 informal parking spaces. Submissions due April 15th.
Environment & Open Spaces Advisory Panel
Henceforward to be Environment & Open Spaces Strategic Advisory Committee. Applications close April 18th.
Reports from groups
Kingston Residents Association News shared.