MINUTES OF THE 30TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY
HELD AT THE SMALL HALL, BLACK ROCK CIVIC HALL, BLACK ROCK, AT 8 P.M. ON 15TH SEPTEMBER 1982
|Present: Mr G. (Geoffrey) Goode, Mr K. (Kenneth) Rendell, Mrs J. (Jennifer) de Kok, Miss J. (June) Stewart,|
Mrs B. (Bea) Hosking, Mr J. Smak, Mr W. (William) Sampson, Mr J. (John) Halliday,
Mrs T. (Therese) Bottomley, Mrs P. Searles, Cr. J. (John) Merkus, Cr. C. (Clement) Waters,
Mr N. (Neville) Garner (representing Graham Ihlein M.L.A.) and Dr Leon Collett.Apologies: Mr T.W. Templeton M.L.A., David Charles M.H.R., Mrs. (Jill) Rendell, Dr & Mrs T. Vorath,
Mr & Mrs G.Bult, Mrs H.Teague, Mrs G. Sampson, Mrs J. (John) Halliday, Mrs L. (Lois) Bell,
Mrs M. (Margaret) Goode, Cr L. (Laurence) Bottomley, Mr & Mrs L. (Lindsay) Bunnett,
Mr G. (Geoffrey) P. Connard M.L.C, Mr Bob Lawson M.L.C.
Minutes: Resolved that the minutes from the previous meeting be confirmed. (Sampson/Rendell)
Treasurer’s Report was accepted and is attached. (Rendell/Sampson)
He reported that in general, meetings of the Society relied on working gatherings i.e. foreshore planting and working bees in the Gramatan Avenue
The other physical work done has been work in the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary. The President gave a short report on the work done in the Sanctuary and the problems from the tea-tree that had been overgrown and had overshadowed the heath.
We have continued our membership of the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Conservation Council of Victoria.
He advised that we are involved with the Port Phillip Conservation Council and gave a short report on the work of the council. The main issue in the
Mr (Douglas) McAlpine, secretary of the P.P.A., has responded with a meeting to be called on the site by the P.P.A.
The Government is sanctioning another Public Works Department groyne in Sandringham harbour. The P.P.C.C. has written to the Minister and various M.P.s opposing the building of a groyne. At least two local M.P.s were sufficiently concerned to come down and ask us to show them what is going on.
Geoffrey Goode was nominated and returned as President unopposed. (Hosking/Sampson)
Ricketts Point Tea House
Cr. Clem Waters advised that plans for the Tea House were in each of the three libraries and on site for public inspection.
He then gave a brief description of the proposed building, car park and running of the kiosk.
Miss June Stewart asked if the construction of the building and architects fee are to be paid by the insurance money.
Cr. Waters said the cost of the new building is equal to the replacement cost of the building that was there. The $86,000 does not include a
Mr Bill Sampson asked if the $86,000 was the estimated cost of the new building.
Mrs T. Bottomley asked if the committee had an opinion on the matter.
Mr Goode advised that we had thought it would be advisable to discuss the matter at the A.G.M.
Cr. Merkus advised that Council could expect. to receive approximately $43,000 if it did not replace the Tea House.
Cr. Waters advised that Council was strongly under the impression that there is a community need for the kiosk.
The President, Mr Goode, said there are two main points to be considered:
a) should there be a kiosk?
Donald MacDonald Reserve
Resolved that the committee of the B.C.S. visit the MacDonald Reserve and then put forward to Sandringham Council its recommendations for a review and update of the existing Donald MacDonald Management Plan. (Halliday/Hosking)
There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.
Dr Leon Collett, Technical Director of the Port Phillip Authority, gave an interesting talk on the work of the Port Phillip Authority.
CONFIRMED AS CORRECT BY CHAIRMAN
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