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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.
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Our upcoming Working Bee will be on SATURDAY 13th July 2024

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Local Area Transport Management Plan - public comment by 4 July

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Parents' Group Next Date:  Friday 5 July

Parents' Group

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December 29, 2023

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Cape Conversations June 2024

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Coming Council elections LATMP, Working Bees

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WORKING BEES

Our next Working Bee will be

Saturday 13 July 2024

What's Happening:

This month we're revisiting the Cassia Street reserve to clear paths and remove woody weeds that have sprung up in the past year. BBQ lunch will be provided at the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club BBQ shelter.

Meet at:

Wonthaggi Life Saving Club car park, Surf Beach Road Cape Paterson 9:00 am

Note:

Please bring your own equipment to this working bee as our regular Bass Coast Council provider is away. Pruning saws, loppers, secateurs spades and dabbers will be needed. Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions and your own refreshments for the morning break.

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NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

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 submitted a report in late June 2023. See the Victorian government website for a whole of shire overview.

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Waring Wombat

April-July

Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings.
The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.
Waring (wombats) emerge to bask and graze in the sunshine.
Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform their courtship displays.
Hearts of Kombadik (Soft Tree-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