Beaumaris Conservation Society
(Formerly Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society 1953-1970)
President’s Report 1989
Conservation ZONING SOUGHT FOR Heathland SANCTUARY
most important action by the
Society since the AGM has been putting to Sandringham Council the
the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary, for a change from the present
Residential Zoning under the City of
The study’s recommendations have now been made, and can be examined at the Council Libraries. They include the Sanctuary as one of the areas for which consideration of conservation zoning is recommended.
Weeding, maintenance work and Open Day at the Sanctuary has been continuing from on the first Sunday of each month except January. In October it will be open at that time on each Sunday.
The major Beaumaris recommendation is the proposal for the “Point Avenue Area” to be zoned an “Urban Conservation Area”. A group formed to oppose this proposal is holding a Public Meeting here at tomorrow.
The Society supports the proposals for conservation zonings for Donald MacDonald Reserve, the Heathland Sanctuary and the Secondary College Heathland. There is no mention of vegetation management for other significant vegetation. For example, the Tramway-Martin-Dalgety-Bodley block (Council land and a little Church land) has some 170 tea trees, 15 good manna gums and several other indigenous trees.
other areas of Council
land that should have been mentioned are the Community Centre Reserve
land on the S.E. corner of
memory of the well
attended August 1988 Public Meeting that opposed any bicycle roads on
foreshore has faded for some councillors, some reconsideration appeared
being given to such a road. The Port Phillip Conservation Council is
its opposition to such a proposal. The PPCC has also made a useful
Parliamentarians & MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS
Local State MPs, Hr Davld Lea MLA and the Hon. Geoffrey Connard MLC, have continued to be helpful. Both have inspected the Heathland Sanctuary and support our proposal for a Conservation Zoning for it. Society Office-bearers have kindly been invited to several Council functions. We congratulate South Ward Councillor, Cr John Moller, on his election as Mayor.