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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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Work Still To Be Done On Eco Village - 31-May-2011

In a media release Bass Coast Shire Council stated that it had reviewed the planning controls that have been placed on the revised Cape Paterson Eco Village development approved by Minister Guy and believes there is still work to be done with the developer.

 

According to Planning and Environment Director, Hannah Duncan-Jones, Council respects the Minister’s right to interpret and act on State Policy.

“We wrote to the Minister in January this year and asked him to assess whether the land in question was suitable for a zero-carbon type of development,” said Ms Duncan-Jones.

“One of the reasons Council refused the development was because of the Victorian Coastal Strategy, which is State Policy and we believed it needed State input."

“The zoning the Minister has given the land requires a zero carbon development."

“We are looking to work with the developer to help make his ‘zero carbon’ vision a reality."

“With his help we can ensure that people buying into the eco-village fully understand the design and construction requirements."

“This is a great opportunity for the developer to include in the design guidelines controls on the type of building products used, including renewables and recycled products and to seek to reduce the total energy used through the lifecycle of the property."

“For this to be a showcase in environmental design we need to make sure we have the right controls in place which will give the best result possible.”

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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