Sustainable Population Strategy, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

In responding to long-term physical implications of net overseas migration to Australia it is proposed to address the impact of increased population on the natural and built environment in the following areas:

  • scarcity of water resources through climate change
  • loss of agricultural land through urban expansion and mining
  • loss of biodiversity

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 2nd July 1997

The Parks

Bradshaw Park Friends of Bradshaw Park were pleased to have 10 people participating in a working bee last month. David Bainbridge has re-located to the Grange Heathland.

Braeside Park will be holding an open day Sunday 10th August from 12 noon to 4pm. September 13th, 27th & October 11th 8am-11am with Robert Berry “Birds for Beginners”

Karkarook Park was finally officially opened 27-6-97 with a full complement of important people from councils, Melbourne Water and local politicians. Marie Tehan, Conservation Minister, said that the huge hole left after CSR completed sand mining would become a 14 hectare lake for non-powered boating. 8 hectares would become an artificial wetland to filter stormwater from the urban areas.

Kingston Conservation & Environment Coalition / Wetlands

Negotiations with the Haines family are continuing in an attempt to reach a satisfactory outcome for a series of wetlands along the north bank of Mordialloc Creek Haines wants residential development with a “lake” on the site.
A KCEC meeting was held at the Braeside Visitors centre to plan a promotional brochure for the wetlands project.

Mordialloc Creek / Dandenong Valley Catchment Action Committee

The next meeting of the DVCAC will be with a new committee under new management (CALP?) It is hoped to have MBCL/KCEC reps on the new committee in order that we are kept informed about continuing problems with water quality in Mordialloc Creek. Tip leachate and sewage overflows are of concern. At the 23-7-97 meeting, Graham Rooney Melbourne Water, gave a comprehensive report on water quality in the Catchment. Monitoring points will remain at Pillars Crossing and Wells Road below the bridge. Sampling will be on a monthly basis but it will take five years of sampling to determine a trend! At present nitrogen samples are still high in the creek. Solids are worse because of diversion of the DSWB. Phosphorous, copper, lead still high at Wells

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Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League – Minutes – 4th December 1996

The Parks

Bradshaw Park
Work is on-going. The signs have not yet been erected or replaced. A new gate is required.

Braeside Park
The Dingley Drain is being monitored by the Braeside staff. The management of the Park is also supervising the red gum stand in the Woodlands Industrial Estate. MBCL will write to Mr Leigh in support of Friends of Braeside Park’s request that the Haines property be purchased to become part of the Park wetlands.

Heritage Listing of Beaumaris

Lisa Milley, City of Bayside Environment Officer, has confirmed that she has nominated the entire cliff section from Ricketts Point to Cliff Grove for Heritage Listing.

Bangholme Cemetery

A visit to the manager of the cemetery in November resulted in information about. the difficulties experienced by the management in attempting to establish a cemetery in swamp area with a high water table.

Re-Afforestation of Attenborough Park

Negotiations are continuing with Council re the location. and planting of young cypresses in order to retain the historical aspect of the approach to Chelsea. The DVCAC are also planning to seal the car park and re-vegetate with native species.

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