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 SUNDAY, rather than the usual Saturday.

What's New

Seeking Submissions for Cape Paterson's 5G upgrade.

June 8, 2023

Telstra plans to upgrade an existing telecommunications facility located at Lot 1 on Plan TP880930, Cape Paterson, VIC 3995

Working Bee Moves to Sunday

June 3, 2023

This month we'll be trialling Sunday as our Working Bee.

Cape Conversations - October 2022

This edition features:

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

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


Our next Working Bee will be

Sunday 11 June 2023

What's Happening:

This month we're finally doing another planting working bee at the Allan Birt Reserve and moving on to the reserve next to the Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club, where woody weeds have recently been removed. Plants are courtesy of Bass Coast Shire Council.

Meet at:

Meet as usual 9:00a.m. at the Bay Beach (Wonthaggi Life Saving Club) Car Park for sign in. NOTE: this working bee is set for SUNDAY, not Saturday.


Dress appropriate for the weather - bring gloves and trowels - some equipment can be provided if you don't have any. BBQ lunch provided for volunteers at around 12:30.

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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.


Waring Wombat


Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings.
The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.
Waring (wombats) emerge to baskand graze in the sunshine.
Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform their courtship displays.
Hearts of Kombadik (SoftTree-ferns) are the major food when no fruits are available.
Days are short and nights are long.
The constellation of Sagittarius rises in the southeast after sunset, indicating the mid-point of cold weather.

'Wumangurruditj, that's wombat.Put a piece of wombat, a piece of pork and a piece of porcupine [echidna] and you can't tell the difference.' Jessie Hunter, 1999