Avoid cutting a 4 metre swathe for a
Instead extend, to
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View from Cromer Road towards Charman Road
STAFF REPORT TO BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL: OCTOBER 2007
Using part of
Extending to Cromer Rd the
the 1 m grass verge and the next 3 m in would condemn 90 indigenous trees (BCS Inc. survey lists 8 very difficult sites for tree loss) and consume 2,550 m² of foreshore
land or, which
would be worse in the long run,
· veering seawards into the heart of the reserve to avoid certain trees, which would permanently fragment the reserve and gut its central spine, intrude too close to the cliff brink, consume 4 m of reserve rather than 3 m, and more than double the edge effect on vegetation (litter, runoff, wind tunnels, sight line problems, and root growth damage to the concrete path).
HISTORY OF THIS LAST INTRACtable 850 METRES
Kennett Era: The decision by the then Minister for Conservation, Mark Birrell, to build a bicycle road around the Port Phillip coast, with no planning for the most environmentally difficult sections – such as this 850 metre length – led to that era’s unelected municipal commissioners dutifully and enthusiastically building the easy parts elsewhere first, thus creating a momentum to force damaging outcomes on sections like this.
2000: Bayside City Council’s Black Rock/Beaumaris
Foreshore Master Plan Map 4 (11H) indicates preference for “missing link” of bicycle road to be on
2003: Bayside City Council published its Bayside Bicycle Strategy 2003.
2005: Sixteen pink survey markers appeared along the
present unpaved cliff-top walking track, which is not a route on which
the link to