Georgie Crozier, a Liberal MLC for Southern Metropolitan Region (centre), with the President (at left) and the Senior Vice-President (at right) of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc, during a walk with them and Edward O’Donohue MLC and Murray Thompson MLA in June 2011 to inspect the roadside edge of the National Estate section of the Beaumaris foreshore reserve.
BCS Inc. officers pointed out to Ms Crozier, and earlier to Ms Andrea Coote MLC on a 2008 walk, that the foreshore reserve, which is part of the Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site on the Register of the National Estate, is of national and international importance, but is threatened with losing over 100 trees if VicRoads will not agree to Bayside City Council’s request for a c. 350 metre extension of the nearby 2-lane safety section to give room on the Beach Road bitumen for the bicycle road extension.
Ms Crozier had walked with both Vice-Presidents and the Treasurer of BCS Inc. earlier that month on a very inclement day. She spoke in Parliament after that walk about her inspection with BCS Inc. officers of the route for the bicycle road extension.
Bayside City Council has called on VicRoads to provide space on Beach Road by modifying the 2-lane safety section design to dispense with the little-used central turning lane. BCS Inc. met with Mr David Davis MLC at Parliament House in 2008.