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MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY
HELD AT 28 GRAMATAN AVENUE BEAUMARIS AT 8 P.M. ON 23RD JULY 1980
Present: Rod Bryant, Paul Weir, Bea Hosking, Ken Rendell, Jennifer de Kok, Russell Plunkett, and latterly Geoff Goode. 

Apologies: Barbara Cook, Laurence Bottomley. 

New Member Jennifer de Kok was welcomed. 

  Ms C. Fooke and friends who applied for membership by post were accepted as family membership. 

The Secretary reported that Councillor L. Bottomley had contacted him urging special consideration to work on the Gramatan Reserve and support be given to conservation candidates at the forthcoming Council elections. 

Russell Plunkett, a Concourse trader, explained changes to the Concourse which include alteration from two way to one way traffic, expanded (angle) parking and increased tree planting. 

Bike Path  

It was suggested that if the Beach Road Bike Path is proceeded with that each part of it should be assessed in relation to the value of the environment, with a view to reducing its impact. 

Aboriginal Marker  

The meeting supported writing to Sandringham City Council re the placement of an Aboriginal Marker following a report from Ken Rendell. 

Paul Weir was nominated as a delegate to the Port Phillip Conservation Council, seconded by Bea Hosking. 

Geoff Goode reported to the meeting on the recommendations of the Flora and Fauna Advisory panel. 

It was decided that ‘working bees’ on the Gramatan Reserve be deferred until a copy of the new lease is on hand. Next meeting is the Annual General Meeting. It was suggested that a guest speaker be invited. The Secretary offered to try to interest Graham Pizzey. 

As an alternative it was suggested that all candidates for the forthcoming election for the seat of ISAACS be invited to give their party’s stance on conservation. 

Venue to be the small meeting room at the Community Centre, Reserve Road. 

There being no further matters the Chairman declared the meeting closed.

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