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.

The Bass Coast SPP (Statement of Planning Policy) / DAL (Distinctive Areas and Landscape) Standing Advisory Committee hearings are set to commence soon.

To that end CPRRA have engaged legal representation to argue for the town boundary of Cape Paterson to be brought back to Seaward Drive.
Thanks to previous donations, we already have a substantial fighting fund to pay for this, but this only gives us a limited amount of barrister’s time.

Contribute to the fighting fund!

If you’d like to donate, please send your donation electronically to
BSB: 633 000  
Account Number 130956113  
Name: Cape Paterson residents and ratepayers association.
Please label your donation “DAL/SPP fund"


Our 2023 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, 14 January 2023 at 11am at the Cape Paterson Community Hall, 637 Cape Paterson Road, Cape Paterson (beside the Tennis Courts).

We  were very pleased to have as our Guest Speaker David Hayward, who gave a presentation entitled: The Draft SPP and Cape Paterson: conspiracy, bad luck or poor management?"
John Coulter also presented the process for review of the Distinctive Areas and Landscapes long term planning policy by the Standing Advisory Committee to the Planning Minister.


Our next Working Bee will be

Sunday 5 March 2023

What's Happening:

Annual Clean Up Australia.

Meet at:

Allen Birt Reserve BBQ (Hut View Road = boat ramp road) 10:30a.m. Join us afterwards at the same location at 12:30 for a BBQ lunch.


Bring hats, gloves & water. Rubbish bags and some gloves can be provided.

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Iuk Eel Season


Iuk (eels) are fat and ready to harvest.
Binap (Manna Gum) is flowering.
Days and nights are of equal length.
Lo-An Tuka, the Hunter, is the star Canopus, seen almost due south at sunset.

"We used to set a fishing line at night time, mostly in the lagoons. We got eels out of that… they'd go down to where Badger Creek runs into the Yarra. If eels were running that plentiful they'd make a net and put that in." Martha Nevin, 1969.