THE 51ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY INC. HELD AT ST.
MICHAEL’S CHURCH HALL,
1. Welcome and Apologies: The President welcomed the large number of members present in particular the Mayor of Bayside, Cr Ken Beadle; Cr Derek Wilson of Ebden Ward and Mr Barry Sheppard, President, and several members of Bayside Residents for Urban Protection.
Apologies – June Stewart, Roy and June Hardcastle, Anne and Frazer Gibson, Owen and Louisa Waters.
of Minutes of Ordinary
General Meeting: The
Secretary read the minutes of the Ordinary
General Meeting held on
(Summary): Adrian Cerbasi outlined issues in which BCS Inc was heavily involved
during the year
including Beaumaris Concourse Green Space,
Viewing platforms at
A close liaison has been maintained
other community groups including Save Our Suburbs Inc,
Alliance, Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc and
for Urban Protection Inc. The reciprocal support of
continues to be valued. Appreciation was expressed for
and involvement of Committee Members during the year
Keith Holmes and Ingrid Ashford (Responsible
Development), Ken Rendell
(Vegetation) and Geoff Goode (Treasurer).
This year signifies 50 years of service to the Beaumaris community by the Society, which will be celebrated with a luncheon on October 5th. The recent increase in the number of applications for Life Membership of BCS Inc. is seen as a positive sign for the continuation of the Society into the future.
Moved: Keith Holmes Seconded: Peter Prager, that the President’s Report be adopted. Carried.
4. Treasurer’s Report: Report for the 2002-03 year was circulated. Moved: Geoff Goode, Seconded: Laurence Bottomley, that the summary of Receipts and Expenditure for 2002-03 be adopted. Carried.
General Business: Adrian Cerbasi reported on the Australian Population Institute, an organisation with potential to
planning and development proposals, and a booklet –
Faster’ – produced by State Government currently under
review by BCS Inc.
Geoff Goode reported on
issues (Moysey Gardens
and Channel Deepening,
Cr Derek Wilson spoke on a number of issues currently before Bayside Council impacting on the environment. These include Beaumaris Library re-development, the Neighbourhood Character Overlay the Concourse Green Space finalisation and tree controls.
Cr Beadle spoke of the
need for a
suitable BMX Bicycle Track in the Beaumaris area to replace the illegal track in Long Hollow
Reserve, and the
possible need for increased dog controls in the Rickett’s Point Marine Sanctuary.
A suggestion was made by Margaret Cumming that a microphone be available for speakers at future meetings.
7. Guest Speaker: Fiona Austin, Director, Austin Design Associates Pty Ltd, presented a very informative illustrated talk entitled ‘The Significant and Interesting Houses of Beaumaris‘. Photographs of many houses designed by well known architects were included showing original photographs from the 1950s and 60s compared with photographs of the same houses today. Many of the houses were included in editions of Home Beautiful for their significance at the time. Fiona has compiled a list of 25 such architecturally significant houses for submission to Bayside Council with a view to inclusion on the Heritage Register in order to hopefully preserve them for future generations.
at 10 P.M. Supper was then served.