|See the campaign to SAVE BEAUMARIS BAY from Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron Ltd’s plan to more than TREBLE the area its operations cover, with:a 2.5 ha park for 116 powerboats,8 to 18 metres long, over this seabed ringed with a high 550-metre concrete wave screen, a new clubhouse and a 3-storey high, 88 m long storage shed, to clifftop level. See news video.
This paleontologically important National Estate site that is adjacent to the leased area of the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron is unprotected against sudden poorly-justified attack.Read more on the vulnerability of this significant site by clicking on this 2005 photo of an excavator being allowed to shave off part of the Beaumaris Cliff.
|Much of the indigenous vegetation on Beaumaris residential lots, which constitute most of the land in Beaumaris, is being relentlessly removed despite the VEGETATION ‘PROTECTION’ OVERLAY Schedule 3 in the Bayside Planning Scheme covering all such lots.See the list of objections that BCS Inc. has made to applications for damaging removal of native vegetation.
Beaumaris Modern organized A CELEBRATION OF BEAUMARIS MID-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE, with a special
Tree removal: NEW
|BICYCLE ROAD EXTENSION: View a 75-second video of the 850-metre swathe of foreshore reserve denuded of bushland in 2013 before it was concreted. BCS Inc. officers
walked the foreshore route in 2007-11 with the 7 MPs below, to show why Bayside City Council and BCS Inc. wanted the Department of Sustainability and Environment and VicRoads
to co-operate to save the foreshore by VicRoads extending and rationalizing Beach Road’s 2-lane motor traffic safety Section to make room for the bicycle road on Beach Road.
Bayside City Council’s sign just east of Cromer Rd, Beaumaris, was one of many to
thwart rampant foreshore tree vandalism. VicRoads did not make room on Beach Rd
for the bicycle road extension, so Council removed trees it had previously protected.
Click here for a high-resolution plan – which can be zoomed
in to – of the section of Ricketts Point Landside Reserve where Bayside City Council granted a permit in 2014 to remove eight trees
to let machinery enter to repair the landslip problems of 406A Beach Road, Beaumaris, despite its road access being from Lang Street.
Click on photo to see progress here. Campaign 2008B wants
Beach Park’s proliferating signs to be fewer, less obtrusive, & less white. See list of the 193 signs along the Marine Sanctuary and a photo of each.
BCS Inc. commends Bayside City Council’s success in rezoning the Concourse bushland above from its inappropriate Business 1 Zone to a Public Park and Recreation Zone.
BCS Inc. thanks Bayside City Council for pursuing its suggestion
that planting indigenous coastal vegetation would partly screen
the stark mobile phone structures at left.
|Eleven pied cormorants resting in Beaumaris Bay in 2016.||Click on the Society’s battle-scarred banner above to see it in action in 1982.|
|Click here to visit the website of Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc.|