Andrea Coote, Liberal MLC for Southern Metropolitan Region, (centre) with the Senior Vice-President (left) and the President (right) of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc, after a walk in May 2008 to inspect the roadside edge of the foreshore reserve. BCS Inc. officers had also met Ms Coote and frontbencher Mr David Davis MLC in Parliament House in 2008.


That reserve, which is part of the Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site on the Register of the National Estate, is of national and international importance, but it is threatened with losing 90 trees or, far worse, its bisection, if VicRoads cannot meet Bayside Council's request for a short extension of the nearby 2-lane safety section to give room on the Beach Road bitumen for the bicycle road extension.