Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 2nd April 1997

Parks Reports

Bradshaw Park
During a severe storm in April six trees came down including three over the walking track. They had to be removed. Plants sold well on Kingston Festival Day at the Gerry Green oval. An Open Day was held on Saturday 19th April at Bradshaw Park. A fine day was laid on for this event. Further reports awaited!

Braeside Park
The recently appointed new manager of the Park will shortly be going on long service leave as will several other Park staff. City of Kingston sought plants from the Braeside Nursery to plant on a roundabout in Chelsea and in the sand quarry area near Henry Street, Clayton.

Karkarook Park
Information has not been supplied to the committee as to the progress and status of the negotiations between Melbourne Parks and the sand mining company as yet.

Signage on Drains on the Foreshore

There is some progress from Council on the placement of the signs warning swimmers of the danger of swimming near drain outlets on the beach after heavy rain, however not all drains will have signs since Council officers feel that some drains very small local catchment area. Melbourne Water appears to be very reluctant to place a sign on their monster drain at Mentone warning people not to swim near the outlet.

Mordialloc Creek

As part of MBCL’s six hours of consultation with SERCO a meeting has been arranged with a Natural Resources staff person to discuss management plans for the north bank of Mordialloc Creek upstream from Chute Street.

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 5th March 1997

Parks Reports

Bradshaw Park A new bigger White sign has been erected at the southern end of the park. Open Day 19th April. The number of people attending working bees is increasing with 10 or 11 people volunteering. Weeds at present are under reasonable control.

Braeside Park Geoffrey Leigh, MP for Mordialloc, visited the Park to discuss with Ron Pearson and Christine Cama, the future of the Haines property. Friends of Braeside would prefer to see the land become part of the Park. Developments in the area bounded by Springvale, Governor and Boundary Roads are gradually encroaching on the park. Two KCEC members will meet with Marie Tehan, Minister for Conservation, to discuss the Haines property issue.

Wetland Seminar

250 people attended a very successful Wetland Seminar in March at the Chelsea Town Hall. Support for the Melbourne Water wetland concept along the Mordialloc Main Drain came from the CEO of the City of Kingston, Melbourne Water and the many environment groups present at the seminar.

South Eastern Non-Urban Study of the Green Wedge

The study has been released and whilst strongly supporting the wetland concept has also left the way open for some low density residential development in some sections of the Green Wedge such as the Haines property and land south of the Hutton road (the former theme park land).

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