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*STONECROP RE-INFESTATION: The Bushland Crew of Bayside City Council’s contractor, Citywide, has meticulously removed a re-infestation of Stonecrop (Sedum sp.) on the foreshore just south of the top of the ramp opposite Tramway Parade, Beaumaris.
*MRS JOAN MACRAE: Joan Macrae, nee McIntosh, BCS Inc. Life Member since 1997, resident with a bush garden in the unkerbed part of Point Avenue from 1949, and widow of BCS Inc’s Second President, Colin Macrae, died on 2017-09-18 at the age of 99.
*MRS JOAN PALMER: Joan, of Rosemary Road, Beaumaris, a BCS Inc. member since 1996 – and mother of Sue Raverty, BCS Inc’s
Facebook Manager – died on 2017-09-03 at the age of 91.
*2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: See the draft minutes of the 2017 AGM and the President’s Report.
*NAMING & REZONING HOLDING ST. PUBLIC LAND: A letter to Bayside City Council seeks to protect 3 areas of public land here.
*KEN RENDELL: Murray Thompson MLA’s speech in Parliament honoured a BCS Inc. Honorary Life Member’s conservation efforts.
JULY 2017
*FOUR NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS: The BCS Inc. Management Committee has filled four vacancies with new members.
*JULY NEWSLETTER ISSUED: The July 2017 newsletter of Beaumaris Conservation Society is viewable here.
JUNE 2017
*MRS RUTH EWART: The funeral service for Ruth, a BCS Inc. member since 1996, will be on Friday, 2017-06-23, at 10 a.m.
*VOW FOR NRZ: See video of Shadow Planning Minister, Hon. David Davis, vowing to restore Neighbourhood Residential Zoning.
MAY 2017
*‘WE OPPOSE INAPPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENT”: Order a free sign for your front garden or fence. Email info@bcs.asn.au
*CONCOURSE GREEN DEFENCE MARK III: BCS Inc. thanks all councillors and petitioners for working to keep the Green, green.
*‘THE FOSSILS OF THE URBAN SANCTUARY’ 2016 book on Ricketts Point fossils has a Beaumaris palaeontologist as an author.
*CONCOURSE GREEN ON COUNCIL AGENDABCS’s 861-signature petition, & Master Plan threats to the Green to be voted on.
*RICKETTS POINT BYO BARBECUE: BCS asks members to celebrate National Volunteer Week at noon on Saturday, 2017-05-13.
APRIL 2017
*CONCOURSE PETITION: BCS Inc’s KEEP THE CONCOURSE GREEN, GREEN petition, over 4 weekends, has been lodged.
*MARINA EES DATE NOTED: Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron Ltd. expects its marina EES to be lodged in June 2017.
*QUIET CORNER: BCS Inc. letter supports Bayside Council plan to protect vulnerable slope, saved earlier by sand, not boulders.
*CONCOURSE GREEN THREATENED: BCS Inc. has six major concerns with the Draft Master Plan proposals for the Concourse.
*VACANCY FILLED: The Committee has elected Ms Annie Price as Acting Zone 6 Leader to replace the late Adrian Cerbasi.
*ARTICLE IN THE AGE ON TREE REMOVAL: BCS Inc’s President wrote of excessive, unnecessary tree loss at the College site.
*DEATH OF IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Adrian Cerbasi, BCS Inc. President 2002-10 and 2014-16, died on 2017-01-26.

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