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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…

Arthurs Seat Quarry Expansion ** Refused **

Arthurs Seat Quarry Expansion ** Refused **

The Ross Trust  proposal to open a new quarry on the Hillview Quarry site at Arthur’s Seat has been refused by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on environmental grounds. The reasons for this include :- 1. Hazardous silica dust would have been released into the…

Shared Paths : The Missing Link – Mornington to Moorooduc Trail

Shared Paths : The Missing Link – Mornington to Moorooduc Trail

Mornington Shire Council has still not decided on the route of the proposed Mornington to Moorooduc shared path which would link Mornington to the existing Moorooduc to Frankston trail.  $.5 million has been allocated to further  consult as to an acceptable route acceptable. The initial…

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…

Marty Lenard : Article on Creek Predator

Marty Lenard : Article on Creek Predator

Please click on link below … Creek Predator

Fish Survey Report : Tanti Creek.  From Marty Lenard.

Fish Survey Report : Tanti Creek. From Marty Lenard.

Hi Everyone, Please find attached a fish survey report from Streamline Research. The survey was kindly funded by Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust (owner of the Beleura Private Hospital – refer attached press release for background). My take on the key outcomes are as follows:…

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,…

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…