President’s Report 1989
ZONING SOUGHT FOR
most important action by the
Society since the AGM has been putting to Sandringham Council the
the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary, for a change from the present
Residential Zoning under the City of Sandringham Planning Scheme to a Conservation Zoning. The proposal was made
November last year. The Council. in acknowledging receipt of it,
advised that a
decision would be made when their Heritage and Conservation Study had
completed. The Society also wrote to the Minister for Planning and
informing him of our approach to the Council.
study’s recommendations have
now been made, and can be examined at the Council Libraries. They
Sanctuary as one of the areas for which consideration of conservation
maintenance work and
Open Day at the Sanctuary has been continuing from 2-4 PM on the first Sunday of each month except
October it will be open at that time on each Sunday.
AND CONSERVATION STUDY
recommendation is the proposal for the “Point Avenue Area” to be zoned
Conservation Area”. A group formed to oppose this proposal is holding a
here at 7:30 PM tomorrow.
Society supports the
proposals for conservation zonings for Donald MacDonald Reserve, the
Sanctuary and the Secondary College Heathland. There is no mention of
vegetation management for other significant vegetation. For example,
Tramway-Martin-Dalgety-Bodley block (Council land and a little Church
some 170 tea trees, 15 good manna gums and several other indigenous
other areas of Council
land that should have been mentioned are the Community Centre Reserve
land on the S.E. corner of Agnes Street and Reserve Road, which has 12 large tea trees and 2 manna gums.
land also has many fine manna gums.
PLAN & BICYCLE ROAD ON
memory of the well
attended August 1988 Public Meeting that opposed any bicycle roads on
foreshore has faded for some councillors, some reconsideration appeared
being given to such a road. The Port Phillip Conservation Council is
its opposition to such a proposal. The PPCC has also made a useful
on the Sandringham Coast management Plan, and is making a submission on
ministry’s wider plan, “Making the Most of the Bay”.
State MPs, Hr Davld Lea MLA
and the Hon. Geoffrey Connard MLC, have continued to be helpful. Both
inspected the Heathland Sanctuary and support our proposal for a
Zoning for it. Society Office-bearers have kindly been invited to
Council functions. We congratulate South Ward Councillor, Cr John
his election as Mayor.
19th September 1989