Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 1st May 2024

Correspondence

MBCL Files
Mary’s family have requested that we assist sorting out her extensive files. Will organize access and meet at her place to start the process

Kingston Council Update (Foreshore & Bushland)

Spoken to Emily Boucher, Steve Sadler will send us a report, and we can invite to our meeting.
See report from Engineer (Council)
Hutchins Close Mordialloc shared path reconstruction – report from Engineer (Council) that the 2nd stage will be a concrete path along the Doug Denyer Reserve side of Hall Mark Rd
Tarella Rd/ Dents Paddock has been renamed to Woolepe Bushland Reserve

Parkdale and the Mordialloc Railway precincts

Concerns were raised about equipment for railway works has been parked on a sensitive area. It was made clear to the Friends of Bradshaw Bushland Reserve and Environment and Open Spaces Strategic Advisory Committee that the vegetation along the railway track on the reserves back fence would be protected. It has apparently been fenced off. It is still under threat and damage has been caused by drainage works.
Canary Island Palms have been set aside from Parkdale Station Precinct to be planted in the new station’s forecourt. This was negotiated by Council with LXRP as a nod to the planting scheme of the original station.
Design plans for Mordialloc Railway precinct to be released shortly.
Discussion on development of multi-story dwellings along the Suburban Rail Loop.

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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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