MINUTES OF THE 48TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BEAUMARIS CONSERVATION SOCIETY INC.
HELD AT ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH HALL, DALGETTY ROAD, BEAUMARIS, AT 8.00 P.M. ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 2000
|1. APOLOGIES: |
LOUISA WATERS, KEITH HOLMES, ANNE GIBSON, INGRID ASHFORD, LESLEY WINNING, LORNA LESLEY, ROY HARDCASTLE, COUNCILLOR KEN BEADLE, SYBIL HAYTON
2. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE 47TH AGM
3. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
These are at the moment separate submissions. The Rescode has been available for public comment and is now under review by a Planning Advisory Committee which answers directly to Minister Thwaites, and is not part of the Department of Infrastructure.
BCS has had working parties producing submissions on both the Rescode and the C2 Amendment. The contribution of Ron Hayton, Keith Holmes and Keith Foreman has been considerable in both time and expertise. Our thanks is due especially to Lesley and Rod Winning. Their contribution has been magnificent throughout the year at many working party meetings.
The culmination of their work on Rescode was the presentation to the Planning Advisory Committee on September 5th. Their highly professional 12-page written submission and supporting video was given a personal hearing by three members of the Planning Advisory Committee and appeared to be very well received. We now await the reaction of the State Government to our and some 450 other submissions on this subject. There may not be any further announcements before December this year.
We believe the Bayside C2 Amendment will be assessed in conjunction with Rescode. We are looking forward to a much lower involvement in planning matters once the revised planning schemes are in place. It has been a situation forced upon us by the type of developments which have been degrading our suburb. I note that SOS hope to disband once suitable planning rules are in place.
The Foreshore Master Plan has been completed, endorsed by Council and given public hearings. Some implementation can be expected during this year.
I would like to draw attention to the Spring Planting Festival on 19th September. (Poster on display on the wall). We continue to support Friends’ groups such as Friends of Watkins Bay and the foreshore group in conjunction with Excell. Volunteers for our Subcommittees for Vegetation, Public Relations and Responsible Development will be most welcome.
In conclusion I would like to thank the Committee, Zone Leaders and the Responsible Development Group for their work and willing support throughout the year.
4. TREASURER’S REPORT
Geoffrey Goode presented a copy of Summary of Receipts and Expenditure from 1999-2000.
Geoff reported that there is a deficit in our funds at present, mainly due to the Council election expense (this only happens every 3 years). We will aim to budget carefully over the next 2-3 years. Donations, amounting to $718, over the past year, are always very welcome. Geoff tabled a list of membership numbers of donors, with details of the amounts donated.
5. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
Mark Gottsch, Tour Leader and expert on wildlife and birds particularly, gave us an entertaining talk with slides on his recent tour around Australia by air (Bronz Tours), highlighting areas such as the Kimberleys, Ayers Rock and Kakadu.
Meeting closed 10.00 p.m.
After this people spent some time enjoying a drink or two and the company.