With the approval of a grant to restore the environmental integrity of the Cassia St Lower Reserve, members of the Cassia St community were invited to help guide the project by identifying assets and issues.
A meeting at the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club on Sat 9-Feb-2013 attracted 25 people and resulted in valuable local knowledge being collected and documented here. Click on the title to see the outcomes.
A 30 acre neglected block of Coastal Reserve that was 'overlooked' during the desalination plant construction, has been saved from becoming a "weed garden" by the actions of our local community.
Lead by the Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland, total funding of $68K was secured to enable the start of environmental restoration of the site.
Find out more about the West Area Block Project by clicking on the title above.
2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Cape Paterson Residents & Ratepayers Association (formerly the CP Progress Association). This will be celebrated at the Annual general meeting on 11-Jan-2014.
And there were big issues facing Cape people at the time of the Associations founding in May 1963, some of which echo today's issues .... Read more from this extract from WR Hayes' book
On 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.
Please click on the title and to read more ...
The book Powlett Tent Town is the story of Wonthaggi’s birthplace under canvas near the first coal shafts. It has been written by Terri Allen (whose grandfather Cliff Gitsham arrived in Tent Town in late 1909) in conjunction with a project managed by the Friends of Wonthaggi Heathland and Coastal Reserve Inc.
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You are encouraged to report any and all problems with the Wonthaggi-Cape Paterson Rd to VicRoads. The more reports they get the higher priority fixing problems gets.
Please phone on 13 11 70 (open 24-hours) and then email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
We 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