Keefer’s Boatshed and Jetty
|The Mayor and Councillors, City
of Bayside Dear Mayor and Councillors,|
Removal of Remains of Keefer’s Boatshed and Jetty and Subsequent Management of the Site
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. notes recent press reports that the jetty at the formerKeefer’s Boatshed near Banksia Street, Beaumaris, is to be demolished and removed from the site, and that the shore base for the mussel farm will be relocated to the Mordialloc Creek. There is also mention in such reports that Bayside Council is considering constructing a “viewing platform” in place of the structures to be removed.
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. considers that the sceni values of this area will be enhanced by the removal of all the remnant structures and the substantial amount of debris in the nearby shallow waters, but is concerned about exactly what Council might be proposing for a “viewing platform”. Already excellent viewing of the site is available from the Moysey Gardens at the top of the cliff face.
We consider that any additional viewing position should not be created anywhere near sea level in this locality, and that any such viewing point associated with the existing pedestrian ramp should be close to the top of that ramp. Access to the section of the ramp lower than it should be made unavailable. That lower majority length of the ramp should be revegetated with indigenous cliffside plants. Our reasons are as follows:
We ask for any comment you may have, and to inform us of the Council’s proposals for a viewing site, please.
Mrs Rose Allaway Secretary, Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.
cc. Mr Doug Miller, Manager Coasts, Port Phillip Region, DNRE