CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

The next working bee will be held on Saturday 10 August 2019

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  ALL WELCOME.

 

Weather Forecast

Waring Wombat Season [Apr-Jul]

Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings. The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.  Waring (wombats) emerge to bask and graze in the sunshine.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform their courtship displays.

Hearts of Kombadik (Soft Tree-ferns) are the major food when no fruits are available.

Days are short and nights are long.

The constellation of Sagittarius rises in the southeast after sunset, indicating the mid point of cold weather.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

 

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CPRRA Operational Plan 2019 - can you help?

The CPRRA recently developed a Strategic Plan for the next 5 years, which sets out our vision and mission. We have also created an Operational Plan 2019, which details what we hope to achieve this year.

Four goals, or portfolios, were created in response to the questionnaire sent to members. These are

1. Maintain, enhance and protect the natural environment

2. Preserve the character of Cape Paterson through appropriate planning

3. Advocate for infrastructure developments that enhance the liveability of Cape Paterson

4. Identify and advocate for the social, health and wellbeing needs of the community.

The Committee is inviting all members to be part of this process - through the position of portfolio holders.

Each portfolio needs at least one person to oversee the work contained in it.

We understand that, as volunteers, we all have limited time and so welcome the possibility of people sharing each position. Both Plans are available on the website; the functions of the portfolio holder are

· Act as a CPRRA spokesperson on the issues relating to the goal

· Establish an ongoing communication link with government departments and other organizations

· Monitor developments relating to the goal

· Identify potential funding opportunities

· Advise the committee on developments and/or issues relating to the portfolio

· Ensure that relevant issues are brought to the attention of the Association committee at meetings

We are hoping to have all positions filled by the end of February and are keen to have as much member participation as possible.

For more information please phone Greg Carman on 0401 246 911.

A full copy of the Operational Plan is available here.

 

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Want to help?

If you want to help restore our local bushland, or if you have any questions, you can contact us by email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To amuse you ...

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CPRRA Members

Membership is open to "residents of Cape Paterson or ratepayers of the Bass Coast Shire owning property in Cape Paterson" (Constitution §4.3).

To join, simply fill-i the Membership Applicationon the left and pay the membership fees.

You can download the Rules of Association by clicking here

CPRRA is a not-for-profit
incorporated association

Whale Watch

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

Then e-mail this info to our local Whale Watcher by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Our Hoodies

    Hooded PloversWe 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