President’s Report 1987
BOATSHED DEVELOPMENT IN FRONT OF
Last year the Society successfully urged the
State Government not to approve expansion plans by the Beaumaris Motor
Yacht Squadron and separately by Boat Haven Marine Pty. Ltd. (the
successors to the Keefer’s 1905 Jetty Licence) in front of the
Council has now endorsed a modified proposal. Its fate is to be decided
by the Ministry for Planning and Environment after the deadline for
receipt of public submissions, which is third September 1987. It is hoped members will
make submissions. The attached draft submission by the PPCC gives the
address and other relevant details. Sandringham Council has proposed a
15-year lease to replace the existing annual licence, which dates from
1905. BCS asks that there be neither licence nor lease and certainly no
buildings or other development.
The Government has creditably erected a
number of multilingual signs warning visitors to the coast of the
prohibition of removal of shellfish and the $500 penalty. Because of
the shortage of Government inspectors, shellfish loss will orly
be adequately minimized if offenders are approached by any of us that
see them, and the position put to them clearly and pleasantly, then and
there. Mention of the multilingual signs, and pointing out where they
are, helps greatly in convincing offenders.
table ROCK’S LANDMARK TEA TREE
The mindless destruction or this large, old
tea tree is deplored. Sandringham
Council’s large reward for information leading to a conviction and its
planting and fencing of prospective successors is commendable. The
interesting and unobtrusive nature walk signs they have placed between
Table Rock and Quiet Corner are also appreciated.
SANDRINGHAMCOAST MANAGEMENT PLAN
We understand that proposals made in the
light of public submissions will be subject to public debate before
they are adopted with or without modifications arising from that debate.
The Society produced a brochure on the
newly-established Nature Walk in the Gramatan Avenue Heathland
Sanctuary and, with assistance from Sandringham Council and the
Ministry for Planning and Environment, conducted a wellattended Public
Inspection there for World Environment Day. Maintenance of the Gramatan
Avenue Heathland Sanctuary has continued steadily.
PARLIAMENTARIANS & MUNICIPAL
Local State MPs, Mr David Lea HLA and the
Hon. Geoffrey Connard MLC, have been
helpful to us. The MHR for Isaacs, Mr David Charles, attended our last
Annual General Meeting. Various Sandringham
councillors, particularly Crs Bottomley, Moller
and Reynolds have helped us.
10th September 1986