The next working bee will be on - SATURDAY 9 June.

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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Cassia Lower Reserve - Community Consultation 13-Jul-2013

Cassia100On Saturday 13-Jul-2013, the CPRRA held a meeting with the Cassia St community to update them on the progress to date on the project and the get feedback on the proposed development of the site.

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The meeting was well attended by some 30 community members and including our Councilor, Neil Rankine.

A presentation was made, documenting:

  • Project objectives

  • Funding received of $15,360 including $1,500 provided by Cr Neil Rankine from his Discretionary Fund

  • Outcomes of the previous community consultation

  • Draft site plans for comment

  • The table of contents of the management plan being prepared for the site - to guide future work and to assist in securing additional funding

 The presentation used is shown below.  The outcomes of the meeting will be added shortly.

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Below are photos of the meeting.

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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