Mordialloc Creek Landscape Plans
An objection was lodged with the Responsible Authority concerning the proposal to extend the avenue of Canary Island Palms into Beach Road, Mordialloc. The grounds for objection were the excessive cost of buying and planting palms, the traffic hazard on the corner of Beach Road, Council has a successful policy of planting native species on the foreshore and the the avenue of palms in Main street were planted as a memorial to WW1 soldiers. A landmark or memorial loses its impact if it is spread too far.
C. King voiced the League’s reasons for objecting at the meeting 6-10-93 at the Allan Maclean Hall.
Extension of the Promenade from Bay Street to Rennison Street
C. King foreshadowed the League’s reasons for objecting to this costly proposal at the meeting, 6-10-93.
Reasons are as follows:-
- The project will cost at least $450.000
- There is no need for a third path on this narrow strip of foreshore
- The high promenade wall and lights will obstruct the view of Beach Road residents
- Sand and glass on the promenade will require Council staff to spend a large part of their time clearing the paths.
- Severe storms could cause erosion of the promenade and sand re-nourishment programs are too costly to finance.
The Agnew Report
The cost of purchasing suitable equipment for underwater work was outlined. A VOX (Voice Operated Transmitter) would be a useful tool for recording findings.
It was decided to ask Mordialloc Council if they are receiving up to date analysis of creek water and if so could the League obtain this information.
MBCL will have stall on the foreshore on Nov.13th. Ideas for the day and offers of assistance would be appreciated. Bay Rescue have informed us that a Coast Walk has been planned by a Sydney person. The Walk organisers plan to arrive * in Mordialloc on Saturday 13th Nov. The League has been asked if we can supply a member to walk from Cromer Road to the Pier with the group to inform those * involved of highlights and problems. Any takers???
The Coast Walk will commence at St Kilda and conclude in Sydney.
Correspondence received from:-
- Rod Atkinson MHR re essay competition
- Deptartment of Trade & Industry, Environmental Division, United Kingdom
- Draft Water Pollution Control in the Mordialloc Creek, DVA/Westernport Catchment, July 1993, EPA
- Enforcement Policy EPA 1993
- Marine and Coastal Special Investigation, Descriptive Report Land Conservation Council Calling for submissions.
Helpers are urgently required on August 14,1993, to help spread mulch in the Park. A sign from Parks & Waterways has arrived and is to be erected to inform the public of the progress of the project.
Mordialloc Creek Landscape Plan
MBCL was invited to comment on the creek landscape plans. In our submission we strongly objected to the proposal to plant an avenue of Canary Island palms from Nepean Hwy to the Centreway on Beach Road because this contradicts Council’s successful policy of planting indigenous species as a means of creating an environment unique to Mordialloc. Proposed lighting along the creek should be uniform.
League fears about the work being carried out by the LEAP personnel in the Park have been unfortunately justified. Clearing low and dead tea-tree branches and disturbance of the soil will preclude natural re-vegetation of the area. A meeting has been arranged on Wednesday 25th August to discuss the work. The meeting will be in the Beaumaris Park at 4pm, near the Charman Road corner.
Council workers have repaired the broken fence and this may help to keep foxes out of the Park. The Friends intend to spend grant money on tools, hoses and best quality mulch.
Still no reply to our letter to Hon. Mark Birrell re the proposed change to the freeway route through Braeside Park.
Staff have been cut. There are now no maintenance workers. Contract labour is being used.
The Friends of Braeside Park Newsletter development plan for the area.
reports the importance of a total
“…the water quality of the Braeside Wetlands depends on the water quality from the “Dingley drain”. After passing through Braeside Park, the water then enters the Mordialloc Creek.”
Dingley drain has carried leachates from a tip in the Springvale area.
Mordialloc Creek Leachate Problem
J.Com reports that their group has handed over their material to Nicola Seaman of PEAC. The League has asked PPCC to request an EES from the relevant authorities before further tips are established in the sand belt region with a high water table.
There is a need to create public awareness of this important issue. League members plan to contact the media at appropriate times to give maximum publicity to the contamination of groundwater and pollution of the streams and Bay.
Pedestrian Crossing Wells Road Bridge
The City Engineer, Mr Anthony Rijs reports that we should not expect to hear news of our proposal until after the Budget. He does however support the concept. of a safe pedestrian crossing on the Mordialloc side of the bridge.