Draft Bass Coast Statement of Planning Policy and news on the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club building permit.
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Our next Working Bee will be
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 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.
Without consultation and ignoring reports they commissioned themselves, the State Government extended Cape Paterson’s Northern Boundary.
This means the area north of Seaward Drive is open to MASSIVE overdevelopment. Currently there is a proposal for the addition of over 900 new houses, more than doubling the current size of Cape Paterson. It’s just too much.FIND OUT THE LATEST, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.
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