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DECEMBER 2007

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COMMENTS TO BAYSIDE COUNCIL STAFF ON BICYCLE ROAD ROUTE: BCS Inc. provided written comments following an inspection of the route, and a review meeting .

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RESPONSE TO POLICY ON BATHING BOXES: BCS Inc. has responded to Bayside City Council’s survey on its Draft Policy on Bathing Boxes by urging they be phased out.

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RESPONSE TO NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER REVIEW:   BCS Inc. tells Council it seeks extensive Neighbourhood Character Overlays rather than museum piece sops.

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FINAL 2007 ISSUE OF THE BCS INC. BULLETIN

 

NOVEMBER 2007

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MPs LISTENING TO BCS INC. ABOUT BICYCLE ROAD ROUTE:  Murray Thompson MLA and Sue Pennicuik MLC have walked along the route with BCS Inc. officers.

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TREES TARGETED:  Staff report on Keys St car park [Item 1.12, P.163] urges Bayside Council to grant itself permit to remove healthy trees in Vegetation Protection Overlay.

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TREE REMOVAL APPLICATION CONTESTED:  Staff report on unadvertised Coreen Ave bid [Item 1.15, P. 196] to remove trees recommends permit to remove 6 tea trees.

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NEW PLANNING OVERLAYS: Find out more about Bayside Council’s moves for possible Neighbourhood Character, and Significant Landscape, Overlays in Beaumaris.

 

OCTOBER 2007

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LIGHTING STRATEGY SURVEY: BCS Inc’s letter to Bayside City Council seeks a policy of no artificial lighting in parks or on the foreshore, except for specific, justified cases.

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GEO-4: Read the full report (22 MB) on Global Environment Outlook by the United Nations Environment Program. Effects of population size and rate of increase loom large.

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REPORT ON OPTIONS FOR BICYCLE ROAD ROUTE: Our Bicycle Road page details the staff report options, and Council’s further request for room on the road reserve.

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SURVEY OF  VPO3 APPLICATIONS: A BCS Inc. survey of many recent applications for removal of vegetation from lots has led to questions to Bayside City Council .

 

SEPTEMBER 2007

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PLANNED REMOVAL OF HEALTHY MATURE TREES:   BCS Inc. objects to this aspect of Bayside Council’s restoration of the Keys Street car park it has long neglected.

 

AUGUST 2007

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BAYSIDE PLANNING SCHEME – CONCOURSE: Bayside Council meeting of 2007–08-28 received the Panel Report on Amendment C49, but requested some further changes.

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TEA HOUSE: Bayside City Council meeting of 2007-08-28 resolved to not agree to the tenant’s request to be allowed to apply for a liquor licence or extended hours.

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BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL’S NEW WARDS GAZETTED:   VEC’s Bayside recommendation is implemented. See Page 1785 of Victoria Government Gazette G31 of 2007-08-02.

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TEA HOUSE: President of BCS Inc. congratulates Bayside Council Committee for recommending that Council decline to approve lessee applying for the liquor licence sought.

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TEA HOUSE:  Staff report to Bayside City Council recommends that Ricketts Point Tea House be allowed to apply for a liquor licence for part of the day.

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CLOSE BUILDING THREAT TO ROOTS: Threats to root systems of significant indigenous trees from intensive development proposals: See details of two important examples.

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Yellow planning application notice is up for the full overdevelopment package on 17 Beach Road, Beaumaris, next to an apparently conjoint development for 16 Beach  Road.

 

JULY 2007

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Congratulations to CityWide for removing the inappropriate palm tree on the Foreshore Reserve opposite 362 Beach Road , Black Rock. Three other foreshore palms should also be removed.

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Call for volunteers to be guides at Gramatan Avenue and Bay Road Heathland Sanctuaries for 2 hours on Sundays in  next 2 months – no experience necessary. Click for more.

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FORESHORE WALK: 8th September 2007 at 10 am , to show the indigenous plants characteristic of the Beaumaris foreshore to members and others.  Click here to email for details

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Email to buy a $15 T-shirt with the new BCS Inc. logo. Please specify your size and whether you want a short or long sleeve version.

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Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc, supported by PPCC Inc. and local residents, appears at Bayside meeting opposing Tea House liquor licence and extended hours proposal.

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Aerial vertical photograph of Beaumaris in January 1951 from 4, 000 metres . Use up to 400% magnification to zoom in to see your street or reserve as it was in 1951.

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July 2007 issue of the BCS Inc. Bulletin

 

MAY 2007

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Site for a Bayside Council junior skateboard ramp: Council focuses on a specific, largely grassed area, just north of the football pavilion at Donald MacDonald Reserve.

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Application for two dwellings on the land at 16 Beach Road, Beaumaris, that was Lot 7 in the original Deauville Estate

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House at 50 Wells Road, Beaumaris, home of John and Helen Iggulden when John founded Port Phillip Conservation Council, has just received National Trust classification.

 

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Click here to visit the Web site of Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc.