PRESIDENT’S REPORT 1970

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT
TO THE 1970 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OFFICERS:  PRESIDENT               
. .    Mr. W. (William)
LEECH (to July 1970) 

VICE-PRESIDENT      . . 
Mrs. (Bea) HOSKING  (PRESIDENT 
Aug/Sept. 1970) 

HON. SECRETARY    . .    Cr.
G. (Geoffrey) GOODE 

HON. TREASURER    . .    Mr.
A. (Alfred) GILFORD 

COMMITTEE:                   
Mrs. M. JOHNSTONE, Mrs. W. RIDLAND, Mrs. R. SINCLAIR 

Messrs. J. (John) IGGULDEN, M. (Michael)
JOHNSTONE, (James) McARDLE, 

C. (Colin) MACRAE, W. (William)
RIDLAND1. MEETINGS:      5 Committee meetings
and 2 ordinary general meetings.  2. BEAUMARIS RESERVES:    A general survey of
public reserves was carried out in 1969 by J. (John) IGGULDEN. Most of
the committee activities during the year were concerned with the state
of these reserves and a short report on the current situation is appended. 3. BEAUMARIS HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDS:    Following
complaints of fire hazard by some residents a second clearing was made
some weeks ago without prior notice to the school or to the B.T.P.S. which
had asked for notice of any further clearing. 4.    CONSERVATION COUNCIL OF VICTORIA:   
Our Society is now affiliated with this recently formed state body. 

DELEGATE  G. (Geoffrey ) GOODE. 
The National Trust [of Australia (Victoria)]
Landscape Preservation Council is no longer in operation and our affiliation
with this body now ceases. 5.    PORT
PHILLIP CONSERVATION COUNCIL
:    This body has continued
to be active throughout the year and received the full support of our Society
in its conservation program. One of the major items of P.P.C.C. activity
– opposition to the establishment of pipe-lines in the Bay – has now been
taken over by an independent committee known as the Anti Bay Pipeline Committee.
Messrs. J. (John) IGGULDEN, W. (William)
RIDLAND, G. (Geoffrey) GOODE
were elected as individual members of this committee but there is no formal
connection with our Society. 

DELEGATES TO P.P.C.C.  M. (Michael)
JOHNSTONE,  W. (William) RIDLAND 6.  CAR PARK NEAR RED BLUFF.  Members of our Society
took a major part in opposing Council proposals for an extensive car park
in this section of the foreshore. The ad hoc Black Rock Foreshore
Protection Committee representing local conservation groups and Black Rock
residents raised such strong opposition to the proposal that Sandringham
Council allowed the proposal to lapse. Our opposition was fully substantiated
by the survey carried out last summer by the Port Phillip Authority which
showed no basis for the establishment of additional car parks in foreshore
areas. 7.  BLACK ROCK & SANDRINGHAM CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (B.R.A.S.C.A.)
was formed at a public meeting in Black Rock sponsored by the Black Rock
Foreshore Protection League and has accepted local responsibility for conservation
problems in the area. Council activities in Beach Park, notably the Harold
Street garbage disposal project and spoil dumping near Red Bluff Wharf,
are serious unsolved problems. 8.  NEW COUNCILLORS: It is a pleasure to record the election
of Mr C. (Charles) Moore (President
of Mordialloc-Beaumaris Coastline Conservation League) as Councillor for
Mentone Ward of Mordialloc City Council and the election of Mr. G. (Geoffrey)
Goode (Honorary Secretary of the Beaumaris Tree Preservation
Society) as Councillor for South Ward of Sandringham City Council. Prospects
of good conservation policies in these two areas are now greatly increased. 9.  GRAMATAN STREET HEATHLAND RESERVE: This reserve continues
to sheler a large variety of heathland flora but much of it is overgrown
with tea tree, growth generally is far too rank and weeds are getting hold
along the edges. A working-bee from the Society cleared away some of the
surplus tea tree but the whole area needs further attention