Campaign 2002: Keeping the Concourse Green & Concourse Bushland intact
Work began on the modified plan below, but BCS Inc. is inquiring further whether the motion carried by Bayside City Council
The photographs, and the diagram below and accompanying table show the position and types of the 44 trees on the Green.
Beaumaris Concourse Green: Positions of the 44 native trees: 07 May 2019
The video of the Council meeting is at bay-170523.mp4where the 3-minute presentations start at the
Those presentations were followed at the 2:43:00 point by a Southern Ward councillor and former Mayor, Cr Laurie Evans,
Concourse Streetscape Master Plan subject to making the following changes to the Concourse Green concept plan:
Evans’s motion was seconded by Cr Rob Grinter, of Central Ward. It was carried 6 votes to nil (Cr Michael Heffernan of Northern Ward had left earlier). BCS Inc. thanks all Bayside councillors and the 861 petitioners for their help.
Consultants’ final version of the Beaumaris Concourse Streetscape Draft Master Plan Report, of 18 November 2016, is Item
BCS Inc’s petition to Bayside City Council to KEEP THE CONCOURSE GREEN, GREEN is Item 7.1 on Page 7 of the agenda
BCS Inc’s concerns about the Master Plan form part of its Campaign 2002. Proposals to alter the Concourse Green represent some $300,000 of the $1.4 million of precious ratepayers’ money proposed to be spent. The Concourse Green, shown below, has long been a distinctive quarter hectare of central Beaumaris public open space still entirely free of paving or gravel – just grass and its 58 native trees.
Changes sought to other parts of the Concourse – except as set out below – would likely not be objected to, although proposals to ‘jazz up’ presently blank walls could lead to future unsightly aspects.
BELOW OF TATTY ASPECTS THAT BLIGHT THE
ostensibly – but in small print – advertise current functions and events, and keep advertising them, sometimes for over a month after they have occurred. There appear to be too many signs, present for too many days of the year, for the exemption in Clause
52.05.4 of the Bayside Planning Scheme to apply, so the prohibition in Clause 52.05-10, Category 4, Section 3 might apply, but it is not yet being enforced. A less disfiguring site for these estate agents’ signs is needed.
See a quadricopter view of the Beaumaris Concourse Car Show. This brief event worked well, and left no lasting effect behind it.
The Planning Minister rezoned the Concourse Bushland after Bayside City Council unanimously adopted a staff report for that.
Cr Ken Beadle, a BCS Inc. member, successfully proposed the rezoning of the Concourse Green to Public Park & Recreation Zone.
A public petition to Bayside City Council, with 970 signatures, and a parking survey, started by Rose Allaway, successfully opposed using any of the quarter hectare Concourse Green for a CAR PARK. The proposal by a group of Concourse shopkeepers was for 58% of the Councourse Green to be converted into a car park.