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SEPTEMBER 2008
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OUR VILLAGES, OUR PLAN: A Protest Rally for this campaign by Bayside Council will take place at 11 am, Sat 4 October 2008, at cnr. of Church & Carpenter Sts, Brighton
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BEAUMARIS RESERVE MASTER PLAN: Bayside City Council has finalized its Master Plan for future works in Beaumaris Reserve, Reserve Road.
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PUBLIC LAND DEVELOPMENT REPORT: See report of the Upper House Committee on Public Land Development, to which BCS Inc. made Submission No. 12, now tabled.
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BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION PIONEERS: Article on Pages 30-31 of Victorian National Parks Association’s "Parkwatch" of September 2008 on BCS Inc’s pioneers
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DEAD MANNA GUM REPLACEMENT: BCS Inc.’s letter to Bayside Council asks it to plant one or more Manna Gums to replace the dead Manna Gum in the Concourse Bushland.
AUGUST 2008
*PLANNING MINISTER PARODIED BY CLARKE & DAWES: A revealing short video pokes pertinent fun at the outlook and modus operandi of Victoria’s Planning Minister.
*VILLAGES CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: Be in front of Sandringham station at 1 pm on Thursday, 21 August 2008, to join in Council’s campaign to save our shopping villages.
*BICYCLE ROAD PETITION NOW IN PARLIAMENT: Legislative Council minutes of 2008-07-30 (Item 3) record Andrea Coote MLC tabling a petition of 599 signatures.
JULY 2008
*PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN BEACH PARK NEAR TEA HOUSE: BCS Inc. supports Council’s protective measures against falling Banksia limbs and foredune ersosion.
*GOOD VCAT REASONING IN A 2008 BLACK ROCK CASE: VCAT’s reasons for upholding Bayside City Council’s refusal of a tree removal permit set a fine precedent.

 

JUNE 2008

*GREENS MP’s SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT: Southern Metro MLC Sue Pennicuik’ s speech tells how road edge space can save Beach Park and asks Minister to meet BCS Inc.
*FOUR BICYCLE ROAD OPTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Bayside Council (Item 7.1.2) will canvass 4 options, from the sound on-road option to the 2 bad bisecting options.
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BCS INC. WRITES TO ROADS MINISTER: A letter to Hon. Tim Pallas asks him to walk alongside Beach Rd with BCS Inc. officers to show him how Beach Park can be saved.

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BICYCLE ROAD PLAN WORSENS: A Bayside City Council staff report (Item 4.1) to the General Committee on Tuesday 2008-06-17 proposes bisecting Beach Park with a 2.5 metre concrete bicycle road. VicRoads and its Minister will not provide room on the road reservation. The route alignment map shows how it would substantially replace the existing walking track with concrete.

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SANDRINGHAM ENVIRONMENT SERIES: The former Sandringham City Council’s 8 informative, illustrated booklets about local birds, indigenous plants, geology, and marine life

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COMMENT ON DRAFT 2 OF BATHING BOX POLICY: The BCS Inc. letter welcomes certain improvements made, and suggests some other changes.

 

MAY 2008

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BEAUMARIS BAY "DISMAY":  The Bayside Leader local newspaper gives a front page report on BCS Inc. warnings about the proposal for a large marina in Beaumaris Bay.

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116-BERTH MARINA SOUGHT IN BEAUMARIS BAY: Club seeks a marina and more Bay filling on the Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site, and more works on its leased, filled site.

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VCAT RULING ON TREES IN OAK STREET: After a resident’s appeal, VCAT has reduced the number of trees that Bayside City Council had earlier required to be retained.

 

APRIL 2008

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DETAILS OF BCS INC. ‘DROUGHT PROOF YOUR GARDEN’ EVENT: The event was successfully held on the Concourse Green, on 19th April 2008.

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APPLICATION FEES – LARGE TREE OR INDIGENOUS VEGETATION PERMITS: BCS Inc. letter to Bayside Council seeks removal of fees that deter planting of such plants.

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APRIL 2008 ISSUE OF THE BCS INC. BULLETIN

 

MARCH 2008

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COMMENT ON DRAFT STREET TREE STRATEGY:  2008 draft to replace 1997 Strategy. Respond to Council’s online survey on this important draft! Read BCS Inc’s response.

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SURVEY ON LIGHTING PARKS AND FORESHORE: Bayside Council General Committee 2008-03-18 minutes Item 4.4 voted against further lighting. BCS Inc’s letter was noted.

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COUNCIL ALTERS DRAFT BATHING BOX POLICY: Bayside City Council has altered the draft Bathing Box Policy under consideration, and will seek further comment.

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PROPOSED EXTRA SIGNS ON BEAUMARIS FORESHORE: BCS Inc. letter seeks less clutter and visual intrusion. See photos of the 193 signs on the Marine Park section

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KEYS STREET CAR PARK TREES: BCS Inc.’s concern about over-enthusiastic tree removal and replacement plan is supported by an arborist’s report.

 

FEBRUARY 2008

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DISQUIET ON PROPOSED NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES: See Government’s discussion paper and details of its information sessions. No mention of its Population Policy.

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OBJECTION LODGED TO HIGH 3-STOREY PROPOSAL FOR EAST CONCOURSE: A BCS Inc. letter of objection points out the clash with recently decided Council policy.

 

DECEMBER 2007

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BICYCLE ROAD ROUTE ALONGSIDE FORESHORE: BCS Inc. sent written comments to Bayside City Council staff following an inspection of the route, and a review meeting.

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RESPONSE TO POLICY ON BATHING BOXES: BCS Inc. has responded to Bayside City Council’s survey on its Draft Policy on Bathing Boxes by urging they be phased out.

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RESPONSE TO NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER REVIEW:  BCS Inc. tells Council it seeks extensive Neighbourhood Character Overlays rather than museum piece sops.

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FINAL 2007 ISSUE OF THE BCS INC. BULLETIN

 

NOVEMBER 2007

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MPs LISTENING TO BCS INC. ABOUT BICYCLE ROAD ROUTE:  Murray Thompson MLA and Sue Pennicuik MLC have walked along the route with BCS Inc. officers.

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TREES TARGETED:  Staff report on Keys St car park [Item 1.12, P.163] urges Bayside Council to grant itself permit to remove healthy trees in Vegetation Protection Overlay.

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TREE REMOVAL APPLICATION CONTESTED:  Staff report on unadvertised Coreen Ave bid [Item 1.15, P. 196] to remove trees recommends permit to remove 6 tea trees.

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NEW PLANNING OVERLAYS: Find out more about Bayside Council’s moves for possible Neighbourhood Character, and Significant Landscape, Overlays in Beaumaris.

 

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