The final head count was 205 and sent a clear message to the three Bunurong Ward Councillors who also attended.
NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY to PREVENT THIS MASSIVE OVER-DEVELOPMENT
The AGM presentation on this issue was well received by an audience of 205 which included the three Councillors from the Bunurong Ward.
What you can do now: Contact all Councillors and ask them to reject the motion at the March meeting. A draft letter (with strategic points) and a petition that can be sent to all Councillors before March 2017 are being prepared. We will notify you when they are ready.
Issue: The map at left shows in red the size of the proposed residential expansion to the North of Cape Paterson. A motion to seek authorisation from the Planning Minister to prepare a Planning Scheme Amendment will go to Bass Coast Council in March 2017.
CPRRA Position: It is important that this motion is rejected as it will lead to a major oversupply of land in Cape.
Rationale: There are already 200 lots available in the existing (pink) development to the west of Cape Paterson (approved in 2010) and 40 vacant lots within the developed township. A 2009 Planning Panel Report stated that developing land to the west and north “would represent a significant oversupply in the planning period.”
The proposal going to Council in March is to rezone ALL of the red land to residential which will mean 900 extra houses along with the 220 dwellings already approved to west ... of which <20 plots have been sold.
Details of this rationale is detailed in a 2016 letter to Council.
With stormy weather forecast, the 19 volunteers who gathered were unsure how much of the two tasks - planting 150 tubestock and removing woody weeds - would get done.
As it turned out, we were once again very lucky with the weather and completed everything planned. In fact, it was observed that in the 8 years of working bees nobody could remember ever having to call one off. Click on Working Bee 11-Jul-2015 to read more and see the photos.
After the recent lack of rain it was satisfying for the 18 volunteers to be able to plant 350 tubestock on the site we recently removed woody weeds from.
To find out more and see photos click on Working Bee 13-Jun-2015
For all the latest news about Hooded Plovers and other beach-nesting birds, download the Christmas 2014 edition of the Beach-nesting Birds newsletter from Birdlife Australia.
Fourteen volunteers tackled the task for this, the last working bee for 2014.
To find out more click on Working Bee 8-Nov-2014.
Note the next working bee will be Sat nn-Feb-2015
The working bee on Sat 11-Oct-2014 attracted 14 volunteers, including our Mayor Cr Neil Rankine, on a fine sunny morning. Three tasks were targetted - planting the last 100 plants from this years supply, removing woody weeds and clearing tea tree from the heathland.
To read more click on Working Bee 11-Oct-2014
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There are many whales seen in our area but few sightings are formally recorded - so there is no evidence of these. So, if you see a whale, please:
- Take a photo and/or note the fin and tail shape, plus any markings
- Note the time/day/location
We have two valuable Hooded Plover breeding sites at Undertow Bay and 2nd Surf Beach. Hoodies are endangered species with breeding success currently very low. To protect them you must:
- Read and follow signage
- Only observe them from a distance of 80-100m
- Keep your dog on a lead and well away from the birds.
To find out more about our Hoodies, click here