Welcome to the Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association
We are a group of residents, ratepayers and members who have come together to achieve mutually held goals built around the protection and betterment of Cape Paterson.
Working Bee Volunteers: Please Note
Our upcoming Working Bee will be on SATURDAY 21st October

What's New

Cape Conversations - February 2023

February 1, 2023

Hooded Plover report, membership reminder, and time to deadhead those Agapanthus!

Cape Conversations - October 2022

October 1, 2022

Draft Bass Coast Statement of Planning Policy and news on the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club building permit.


Cape Conversations June July 2023

This edition features:

Go to the News Page for an archive of past editions of Cape Conversations.


Our next Working Bee will be

Saturday 21 October 2023

What's Happening:

This month we'll continue the boneseed control program in the coastal reserve west of the Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club.

Meet at:

Note that this working bee has been rescheduled to the 21st of October to avoid any clashes with the referendum on the 14th of October. Meet at 1st Surf Beach Car Park at 9a.m.


Snake season has well and truly started so please make sure that you're wearing sturdy shoes and socks, long pants and long sleeved tops. Bring hats if sunny, raincoats if rainy. If you have preferred tools (loppers secateurs gloves etc) please bring those - otherwise Bass Coast Shire Council have loaned us their equipment and gloves, dabbers etc. Given the difficult location we can't provide morning tea so please bring your own any light refreshments. BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards.

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The Bass Coast SPP (Statement of Planning Policy) / DAL (Distinctive Areas and Landscapes) hearings closed on 27 April 2023.

The committee advising the Minister for Planning is currently reviewing the evidence and submissions from the last year and will submit a report in late June 2023. See the Victorian government website for a whole of shire overview.


Poorneet Tadpole Season

September - October

Temperatures are rising but the rain continues.
Flax-lilies are flowering.
Pied Currawongs call loudly and often.
The flowering of plants such as Myrnong, (Yam Daisy), indicates the tubers are ready for eating. Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males have finished displaying.
Days and nights are of equal length.

"You get a frog and tie his back legs and then put a great big cod hook . . . And you'd have to put a weight. Otherwise you'd see the frog back on the log . . . You'd catch a codfish that way." Martha Wandin Nevin, 1969.