Next working bee - Saturday 12 August.  

Meet at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club at 9am.  All welcome.

Weather Forecast

Guling Orchid Season [Aug]

Cold weather is coming to an end. Guling (orchids) are flowering.

Ae-noke (caterpillars) of Common Brown butterfly feed on grasses at night.

Muyan (Silver Wattles) are flowering.

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

The star Arcturus is seen on the northwestern horizon soon after sunset.

Gurrborra (Koalas) begin mating. Males bellow at night.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Update on development to the North

At 15th March Bass Coast Shire Council meeting the councillors accepted the recommendation of the planning staff and voted unanimously to:

“ defer consideration of the proposed Planning Scheme amendment for Cape Paterson North to a future Ordinary Council meeting pending submission of a revised proposal”

 

This was expected as, according to the Sentinel Times, the developer had requested a deferral.

Several councillors spoke about the amendment:

• Some councillors raised concerns about the lack of consultation with the community.

• One councillor was uncomfortable with the fact that by rezoning all of the land at once, it would remove any control from future councils for the duration of the project, which could be for the next 30 years or more.

• One councillor was concerned that the developer should have an opportunity to modify the development to try to satisfy the community, and noted that developers should be encouraged to forward proposals. This was supported by one other councillor.

• There appears to be some councillor support for the proposal but community opposition has eroded some of the support for a complete approval.

• The revised proposal is expected to reduce the number of allotments to between 400 to 500 lots.

• The possibility of consultation between the CPRRA and the developer’s representatives is more than likely, and to represent the community we will need your support.

CPRRA members will be sent an email update as soon as we have any more news.

 

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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

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    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