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MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING OF BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY

HELD AT COMMUNITY CENTRE, BEAUMARIS ON 19 FEBRUARY, 1997 AT 8.00 P.M

 

1. Present:
Val Ross (President), Ken Rendell, Ted Pearce, Diana Speirs, Geoffrey Goode, Adrian Cerbasi, Noel Clark, Malcolm Marr, Karen Young, Louisa Waters, Frank de la Rambelya, Kristy de la Rambelya, Alex de la Rambelya, Isabel de la Rambelya, Joan Palmer, Jill Rendell, Christopher Duffy, Claire Timlock, Moira Longden, June Stewart, Joan Speirs, Pamela Nicholson, Madeline Meehan, Marg Swift, Cynthia Ambrose, Gerry Kempson, Judith Bey, Nan McArthur, Rose Allaway, Anne Gibson, Jill Boughton, Paul Keblys, Denis Frankel, Gordon Steele,

Ron Morris, Barbara Cook, Kay Demmler, Maggie Fook, Joe Tranter, Sue Hutchins, Brian Hutchins, Bruce Ross, Vivien Kluger, John Howells, Pamela Stanton, Ken Fisher

(46 people)

2. Apologies:
Anthony Reinhardt, Simon Russell, Rose Brown, Roy and June Hardcastle

3. Candidates for Council:
Eight candidates for Wards 8 and 9 attended.

Ebden – Ward 8

Moysey – Ward 9

Malcolm MARR

Maureen BRIDGES

Karen YOUNG

Geoffrey GOODE

Noel CLARK

Vivien KLUGER

Brian DIXON

Graeme LUND

Each spoke for 3 minutes summarising their views on local issues.

4. Aims & Actions of the Society:
Val Ross summarised the following:

4.1

Conservation and restoration
of Indigenous Flora and Fauna

Actions to include:

·  encourage friends groups

·  retention of Community Nursery

·  reintroduction of residents kits

·  regular displays at local shopping
   centres of indigenous plants.

 

 

 

 

4.2

Protection of Natural
Landscape & Seascape

Actions to include:

·  election of councillors with a strong
  Landscape & Seascape conservation
  position in their platform

·  petitions as required

·  maintain record of cleared blocks.

 

 

 

 

4.3

Eliminate or Prevent Pollution

Actions to include:

·  support C.S.I.R.0. study

·  refer also 4. 1

·  encourage formation of friends groups

 

 

 

 

4.4

Oppose Inappropriate Development

Actions to include:

·  oppose inappropriate planning
   applications 

·  lobby local and state government for
   changes to planning policies in 
   Beaumaris 

·  increase membership to 1000 to be
   effective lobby group 

·  set up best development award in
   Beaumaris

 

 

 

 

4.5

Preserve the Local Leafy Character

Actions to include:

·  lobby local and state governments to
   provide adequate space
   for planting vegetation

·  survey missing street trees and
   encourage council to replant

·  be vigilant throughout Beaumaris to
enforce tree protection.

 

 

 

 

Val Ross asked for comments on the above – no replies.

All those in favour of the above – unanimous support.

5. Zone Leaders:
Val Ross outlined role and called for nominations.

Zone I – Pamela Stanton

Zone 2 – Ken Fisher

Zone 3 – Janet Ablitt

Zone 4 – Joy Tate and Anne Gibson

Zone 5 – Frank de la Rambelya

Zone 6 – Mrs Madeline Meehan and Brian Dixon

Zone 7 – Ted Pearce and Rosie Allaway

Zone 8 – Vivien Kluger

6. President’s Report:
Val Ross outlined activity since last General Meeting including the Following:

Meetings with Murray Thompson MLA and Peter Betess, senior public servant, concerning the loss of our leafy character.
– Permit objections
– 408 Beach Road
– 438 Beach Road

– New members after Rob Gell meeting – 128

– New members in last two weeks – 188

That amounted to a total of 316.

Projects for 1997 

– Best development award
Significant tree register – 60 over all Bayside and 4 in Beaumaris.
Suggested all present write to Commissioners asking if significant trees they know are on the register.

7. Petitions:
Val Ross asked all present to sign the two petitions concerning the loss of our trees.

8. Resident Comments:
Mr John Howells, of 28 Clonmore Street, has been opposing a 3 house development in Hume Street at the rear of his property. The development has been going on for over 12 months. It kept changing causing confusion. He has taken his case twice to AAT. During this time he has developed some experience and offers his assistance to the Society for future inappropriate developments.

9. Beaumaris Conservation Conservation Society for Incorporation:
To be discussed at next meeting on 9 April, 1997. All members will be circulated with objectives of the Constitution and copies will be available on request at least 4 weeks before meeting.

10. Ouestions for Candidates:
Numerous questions were asked of the candidates including:

membership of political parties.

time of residence in Beaumaris.

11. Appreciation:
Chris Duffy, Vice President, thanked all candidates for council in coming along and for members and visitors also.

Val Ross added her appreciation of all those in attendance.

Meeting closed – 9.22 p.m.

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