Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 6th December 2023


Sonya Kilkenny re Rossdale Golf Course

Kingston Council Update (Foreshore & Bushland)

Urban Forest Strategy Update

  • Planting completed -4178 trees planted. For example- Chadwick Park, Elder St Park – direct seeding of native grasses on a large scale, Peter Scullin Reserve, Amaroo Drive and Boundary Rd shared path.
  • Target is 8350 trees over 2 years

Biodiversity Strategy

  • Looking for sites identified as being suitable to improve biodiversity. Draft document in New Year.
  • Golf courses have been looked at for their biodiversity.
  • Nina asked how can you report Fauna. ‘ I naturalist’. Victorian Biodiversity Atlas. Refer ‘Gardens for Wildlife’
  • Council are working on a monthly newsletter to inform and encourage volunteers.

Foreshore Update

  • Carrum Lifesaving Club officially opened.
  • Carrum Foreshore boardwalk completed.
  • Dredging works are happening at Mordialloc Creek mouth.
  • Work by DEECA further up the Creek next year. Estimate – $5.5 million
  • Question from Mary regarding the clearing of an area near Parkdale Yacht Club.
  • A boardwalk from the carpark to the beach in Parkdale, is to be built for easier access. The existing ramp will be revegetated.
  • Discussion re Canary Island Palms as a invasive weed.

Mordialloc Railway precinct

Rosemary reported that all Coastal Banksia Woodland to be removed along track between Mordialloc and Aspendale.
Rosemary and Wayne attended Level Crossing Removal Project workshop.

Earls left meeting 3.30
Wayne Imlach left meeting 3.40

Reports from Groups

Reported that the Brown family have donated photos to be scanned, where Attenborough Park and Mordialloc Secondary College are today.
Also reported that a seahorse nursery existed 30 years ago on the Mordialloc Secondary College side near the stone wall.

Green Wedge Coalition

Kingston Green Wedge Management Plan to be adopted.
Keysborough Golf Course – No plans for redevelopment.
Meeting with the Minister for Planning on the 15th December
Concerns – A Freight Storage yard in Little River

Environment and Open Spaces Strategic Advisory Committee
A Council Officer gave a presentation on Biodiversity and Waste Management.
There are plans for a self-contained waste to energy facility to get rid of products that can’t be recycled.

Port Phillip Conservation Council
Presentation re- Western Port Bay
Walter presented on the Inland Rail.
Mary and Walter have resigned. Mary has offered to continue hosting some meetings.

The Grange
Being naturally revegetated.

Other Business

Open Space Strategy has been passed. Included a gap analysis.

Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League Inc.

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