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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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Future of Cape Paterson - Outcome of Amendment C93

The Council meeting on 18-Jan-2011 voted 5:1(a) on a motion to adopt Amendment C93 with the changes recommended by the Planning Panel.

This results in the modified amendment being sent to the Minister of Planning for approval. As the Council has adopted the Panel's recommendation it is likely this will be approved.

For Cape Paterson this means that the town boundary will likely be extended to the north to include an additional 100ha of land – see blue area on diagram right.

Whilst the Panel estimated this could result in an additional 1,400 housing lots, Cr Duscher asserted at the 18-Jan meeting that only “650 – 750” lots would result (b).

Council has previously made it clear that whilst the boundary may move, the release of land for housing would be gradual and follow the normal process.  This indicates a series of proposed land releases being put on public exhibition over a number of years.

The Minutes of the 18-Jan-11 Council meeting may be downloaded by clicking here

Notes:

(a) Cr Smith was an apology at the meeting. Cr Wright voted against the motion. Cr Duscher voted for the motion

(b) Council Planning staff subsequently said they were unaware of the basis or source of Cr Duscher’s estimate.

 

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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