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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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Panel Report Released to the Public

Panel Report Released to the Public

The Council released the expert Panel Report on the planning amendments (C53, C93, C98) regarding, inter alia, the proposed expansion of Cape by factor of three and the Eco-Village housing development.

The full Panel Report can be downloaded by clicking here (but be aware it is 2.6Mb)

A summary of the conclusions wrt Cape Paterson:

  • Amendment C53 (Eco-Village) - "Amendment C53 should not be adopted" That is understood to mean the Eco-Village development should not proceed on the site. To download just this part of the Panel Report, please click here (it is only 0.6Mb in size)
  • Amendment C93 (moving the town boundaries) - "The Structure Plan for Cape Paterson be adopted subject to deletion of the extension area to the west of the existing settlement".    That is understood to mean the western town boundary should not be moved to Wilsons Road (the proposed Eco-Village site) and not be extended to Wilsons Road on the other side of Seaward drive (opposite the Eco-Village site).

It is understood that now the Council must decide whether to accept the Panel's recommendations or not, and then the matter goes to the Minister for Planning for a final decision.

 

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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

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