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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 10th April 2024

Correspondence

A letter from Mayor Jenna Davey-Burns was letterboxed in our area voicing her concerns regarding Level Crossing Removals in Mordialloc/Aspendale.

Kingston Council Update (Foreshore & Bushland)

Due to staff changes all future reports will be coming through Environment and Open Spaces (EOSAC). Judy to contact Emily Boucher.

Parkdale and the Mordialloc Railway precincts

What is happening behind Bradshaw Bushland Reserve? Tractors and other equipment is parked along the railway line. Has the remnant vegetation that David Bainbridge has been caring for been damaged?
Concern expressed about the return of Canary Island Palms to the Parkdale Station precinct.
Is a consultative group to be formed to advise LXRA on the next stage of level crossing removals? Keep a look out please.

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 6th March 2024

Kingston Council Update (Foreshore & Bushland)

Bushland and Foreshore

  • Finalising recruitment for
      • Team leader role, whilst former leader acts in another Council role.
      • My backfill whilst I take some long service leave,
      • Fulltime Foreshore Coordinator
  • We are still on schedule to roll the Draft Biodiversity Strategy out for community consultation in May.
  • We have locked in 4 x Free Plant give away dates in May. These will be released publicly shortly.

Conservation Projects Update:

  • New Conservation e-newsletter about to launch which will cover upcoming events, highlights, stories and information on all things conservation and environment in Kingston.
    Please keep an eye out for the subscription link arriving in in your inbox in the next few days. Link also in my signature below.
  • Media posts on Bradshaw habitat project with wildlife photos is Kingston most viewed post. Had over 1000 views on the first day. The attached 3 photos are hot of the press.

The rest of our wildlife cameras will now be redistributed to each of our crews to use across all conservation reserves to collect data on local fauna species.

On 3rd March, Clean Up Australia Day council hosted 3 events across bushland and foreshore:

  • 1 at Mordialloc Creek had 20 volunteers.
  • 1 on the foreshore north that had a dozen volunteers, including Mayor Davey-Burns
  • 1 on the foreshore south for the Sant Nirankari Mission who teamed up with the Aspendale Beach Patrol totalling 140 volunteers.
  • A combined total of approx. 100 kg of litter.

Representative to attend quarterly.

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 7th February 2024

Kingston Council Update (Foreshore & Bushland)

Representative to attend quarterly.
Question for Council Rep. Are the trees planted new or replacement/new?

Mordialloc Railway precinct

On the agenda for Environment and Open Spaces Strategic Advisory Committee this Thursday 8th
Questions – Could the access to Station St be built be designed to go where SCOPE is now? And therefore save Groves Reserve.
What trees are going to be replaced along Como Pd, Parkdale?
Where is the bike path going?

Aquatic Centre

Nina is concerned about night lighting and its effect on wildlife. Is there anything we can do to help her?

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 6th December 2023

Correspondence

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.

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 1st November 2023

Correspondence

Mayor letter regarding Council Budget

Kingston Council Update (Foreshore & Bushland)

No report

Mordialloc Railway Precinct

SCOPE – will it be moved?
Threat to Groves Reserve is real.

Reports from Groups

Green Wedge Coalition
Green Wedge Management Plan. Lots of confusion over maps

State Government have approved the development of Kingswood Golf Course.
Rossdale Golf club now under threat. Even though it is not part of the Green Wedge it is under threat from future inundation. Letter to be sent to Planning Minister.

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