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July
Sat 6: 9-10am, 3207 Beach Patrol
Sat 20: 9:30-10:30am, 3207 LoveOurStreet

August
Sat 3: 9-10am, 3207 Beach Patrol
Sat 17: 9:30-10:30am, 3207 LoveOurStreet

September
Sat 7: 9-10am, 3207 Beach Patrol
Sat 21: 9:30-10:30am, 3207 LoveOurStreet

Latest News

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Station Pier Redevelopment

No funding was announced in the recent State Budget for the redevelopment of Station Pier. This is because funding is linked to the timeline for arrival of the new TT-Line ferries. The new ferries are expected in 2021. Unfortunately, the shipyard chosen to build the new ferries, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), has experienced funding issues. Victorian Ports Corporation (VPC) is seeking clarification from TT Line of the implications for the arrival of the new ferries.

The BCNA and other local organisations continue to meet VPC representatives monthly to discuss plans for the redevelopment of Station Pier. This includes discussion of issues identified by respondents to a VPC survey as well as issues identified by the BCNA.

Record BCNA Membership

Thank you to all who have renewed their memberships, or who have joined the BCNA in 2018/19. Membership continues to grow and is now 443, a new record for BCNA.

The BCNA continues to be active on your behalf in protecting and enhancing the amenity of the area. Our last Newsletter as well as posts to this website explain the issues we are involved with on your behalf.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Further Progress with the EPA on Air Quality Monitoring

The BCNA has been seeking a long term, well-designed monitoring program at Station Pier as there are legitimate concerns about air quality.

Since our update in April, the Hon. Martin Foley MP convened a meeting attended by the BCNA, Dr Andrea Hinwood, Chief Environmental Scientist at the EPA, and the Minister for Environment’s adviser, Ms Dee Cakir. At this meeting Dr Hinwood acknowledged that there is an air quality concern at Station Pier. Since that meeting, Dr Hinwood has written to the BCNA saying she plans to “..meet the Victorian Ports Corporation to discuss monitoring options to address community concerns….  This includes monitoring at ground level and at selected elevated locations in a more comprehensive manner.” The BCNA believes this is a positive development. Dr Hinwood has undertaken to brief the BCNA on this work as it progresses.

At the request of the EPA, the BCNA is finalising the selection of suitable air quality monitoring sites for discussion with the City of Port Phillip and the EPA.

Keep your Home and Property Protected

Following recent reports of house burglaries in the Beacon Cove area, BCNA advises residents that Victoria Police suggest these protections:
  • Get to know your neighbours.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked – even when you are home.
  • Ensure your home is adequately lit at night. Consider installation of external sensor lights.
  • A monitored alarm system can be a deterrent to potential thieves.
  • Lock your mail box.
  • Only leave spare keys with a trusted neighbour. Never hide them.
  • Keep all spare keys, including car keys, in a secure place.
  • Make it look like someone is home when you are out.
  • Bring in your bins and collect mail regularly.
  • Mark your valuable property with an engraver or ultra violet marker.
  • Keep your car locked at all times and don’t leave valuables and other items visible in your car.
For more information go to https://www.police.vic.gov.au/home-and-property.