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RESPONSE TO SKATEBOARD REPORT TO BAYSIDE COUNCIL MEETING
CONCOURSE GREEN REPRIEVE:
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. is pleased that the Staff Report (Item 171 on the Agenda, Page 6) sensibly concedes the concrete ramp should not be at the Concourse Green passive recreation space given:
The clear message that the Concourse Green was inappropriate was the only clear finding of the survey.
Neither of the more strongly backed sites had majority support. Of the residents surveyed an absolute majority of 53% preferred a site other than
The two strongest contenders would have had equal support if just 2.9 per cent of residents had switched their vote from
Balcombe Park Site that Bayside Council report seeks for a Concrete Skateboard Ramp
IMPORTANCE OF AVOIDING A BALCOMBE PARK SITE:
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. draws Council’s attention to its own published Management Plan for Balcombe Park. The existence of this significant document was not mentioned in the Survey material sent to residents. The Plan concentrates on the bushland areas of the Park – the very area where the skateboard report would remove 850 square metres of bushland (1 typical house lot) to place 240 square metres of concrete ramp there. The large numbers driving by at 60 kilometres per hour would notice that concrete scar, but the busy traffic would discourage them noticing much else, or reporting trouble if they noticed it. The less pressured
The opening Vision and Abstract of the Management Plan is prominently headed by the telling statement, “
Beaumaris Reserve is not primarily a bushland area like
This response has been placed on the Web site of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.