President’s Report to the 53rd Annual General Meeting: 2005-09-08
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As usual a number of issues concerning the neighbourhood amenity of Beaumaris required the time and effort of your Committee.
Two issues worthy of
of a skate board facility in the area. Late last year we
about the possible siting of this structure in the Concourse Green and,
in conjunction with a group of residents, prepared a petition
expressing opposition to the use of this site. In January a petition
containing 1,140 signatures was
submitted to Council. After much discussion, including a survey of 8,000
residents in Beaumaris and Black Rock in June 2005, Council voted on 15 August to
locate it in the Beaumaris Reserve. Other potential sites at
Of relatively less importance but still worthy of our involvement is the draft Bayside Footpath Trading Policy 2005 due to be finalized by Council this month. Our concern was the weakening of conditions that limit some of the potential excesses in the operation of footpath trading, and relate to sound amplification outside business premises, signs on the pavement, signs on roundabouts, contrasting colours on signs for vision-impaired people, a 50% increase in width of signs, and more signs being allowed where a shop front exceeds 10 m with a maximum of 2 per premises
Other issues relate to:
1. The location of the final leg of the cycle path from Cromer Rd to Charman Rd (KCC decision to run their path along the cliff top south of Charman Rd).
2. Council’s Bridal
Creeper project on the foreshore south of
3. The replenishment
of ground water at
4. Neighbourhood Character review is an important planning policy on which BCS Inc. has made submissions. (C48)
5. Naming and rezoning of unnamed areas of public land in Beaumaris
Perhaps a variation of the old adage “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance” could be applied to Bayside and the need for residents to be aware of the routine erosion of our valuable open green spaces for purposes not for their benefit.
I would now like to express on your behalf thanks to the outgoing Committee for their work:
Finally, Council elections will take place this year by means of a postal ballot, which will be mailed to residents about 8 to 10 November with Friday, 25 November, being the last day to have your vote in the hands of the Returning Officer.
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