The next working bee will be a CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY EVENT on Sunday 1st March 2020 at 10.30am.  

Meet at Birt Park above the boat ramp.    ALL WELCOME

Weather Forecast

Biderap Dry Season [Jan-Feb]

Hot, dry weather. High temperatures and low rainfall.  Female Common Brown butterflies are flying.

Bowat (tussock-grass) is long and dry.

The Southern Cross is high in the south at sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Northern Development - Submissions close 27 February 2020

Please find attached a short document with dot points to help when making a submission on the C136 proposal. It’s very important to make a submission, as these will be considered by Councillors and also referred to the Planning Panel scheduled for later in the year. Submissions close on 27th February.

Also, there was an impressive turn up to the C136 community consultation session on Mon 27th Jan with many left unimpressed with the lack of detail provided by the proponent. A similar session will be held on Feb 15th from 9-12 at the Cape Paterson Community Hall and the CPRRA will have a stall there as well. The C136 proposal was also featured on the TV news that night.

Despite a recent meeting with DELWP, DAL and BCSC planners we are concerned that the Distinctive Areas and Landscape (DAL) process is still in the early stages while C136 is being placed on exhibition. See the attached statement from our local member, and a link to an election promise from the Premier that mentions how “Former Planning Minister Matthew Guy grossly expanded Cape Paterson’s town boundary”

As well as making a submission re C136 we encourage the community to write or email the Premier, the Planning Minister, and our local member to correct this over-expansion and reduce the Cape Paterson town boundary before any development is considered. We are still fundraising to pay for an “expert witness” and legal representation at the Planning Panel to strategically justify why the C136 rezoning proposal should be rejected, and the town boundary and Development Plan overlay reduced in size.

See below for how to make a donation.


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CPRRA Members

Membership is open to any person who supports the purposes of the Association is eligible for membership, provided they are:
a) a resident of Cape Paterson; or,
b) a ratepayer of the Bass Coast Shire owning property in Cape Paterson; or,.
c) support the purpose of the Association.

To join, simply fill in the Membership Application on 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