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Netting : A Death Trap

Netting : A Death Trap

Laws to protect wildlife from getting caught up in backyard fruit tree netting came into effect on September 1. They require the mesh size to be 5mm by 5mm or less at full stretch. A penalty of $3303 applies for using netting that does not…

Balloon Ban : Win for wildlife

Balloon Ban : Win for wildlife

30 July 2021 Environmental groups are applauding the ban by the Environment Protection Authority ( EPA ) which has made it illegal to release helium balloons in Victoria with fines of $991 for individuals, $4956 for companies. The Mornington Environment Association President, Margaret Howden, reports…

Objection to Arthurs Seat Quarry : Update

Objection to Arthurs Seat Quarry : Update

The Ross Trust which operates Hillview Quarries has applied to open a new quarry on the site. This would greatly extend the quarry area and is unacceptable for a number of reasons. 1. Hazardous silica dust will be released into the atmosphere. 130 doctors have…

Shared Paths : The Missing Link – Mornington to Moorooduc Trail

Shared Paths : The Missing Link – Mornington to Moorooduc Trail

Mornington Shire Council has sought the opinions of MEA and other environmental groups to plan the route of the proposed Mornington to Moorooduc shared path which would link Mornington to the existing Moorooduc to Frankston trail.  The initial plan to follow the railway line has…

Strattons Lane Update

Strattons Lane Update

Stratton’s Lane is a well used path between Herbert St and Tanti Ave that provides access across Tanti Creek. Stones Crossing (where the path crosses the creek) is a particularly picturesque spot but the laneway is rather bare with no garden beds or vegetation. Tanti Creek…

Proposal for Mt Eliza Aged Care Facility ( Ryman ) **REFUSED**

2 July 2021 This proposal was to extend the old Master of Business Administration ( MBA ) buildings and convert them into an Aged Care facility.  The buildings are within the Green Wedge where new developments are restricted to certain types of facilities, including places…

AGL Proposal for Crib Point Gas Import Terminal ** Refused **

April 2021 After considering the recommendations of the expert panel, the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, has decided NOT to approve this project.  His decision was based on the fact that AGL’s proposal would have posed an unacceptable risk to the nearby World-Heritage-declared RAMSAR site,…