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Landcare September Newsletter

Land Care September*/October Newsletter : Link * Note that this is the October Newsletter, but it has September in the title banner *

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…

Climate Emergency News Spring 2021

Link to Climate Emergency News

Clean-up Australia Day – March 2021

Clean-up Australia Day – March 2021

Brian Burrows again coordinated the clean-up for MEA.  28 adults and 14 children volunteered.  ( See top photo of the Registration Desk. )  The age range was 4 to 83.  Areas covered were : Mills Beach, Red Bluff, Shire Hall Beach and Tanti Creek.  14…

Objection to Arthurs Seat Hillview Quarry Proposal

Objection to Arthurs Seat Hillview Quarry Proposal

The Ross Trust which owns and operates Hillview Quarries has proposed a new quarry be opened on the Arthurs Seat Quarry site. This would greatly extend the quarry area and destroy the native vegetation on which native animals depend. This is environmentally unacceptable. The native…

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…

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,…