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    Sunday 31 October 2010

    Labor Comittment on 1 - 11 Waterfront Place

    Labor Commitment on 1 - 11 Waterfront Place

    Last week Committee members of the BCNA met with Martin Foley, MLA for Albert Park, to press for commitments regarding proposals and rumours on potential developments of the property at 1 - 11 Waterfront Place. We believe it is important for members to understand as clearly as possible the circumstances surrounding this key issue as we enter the State elections on 27 November.

    The Committee has clearly heard from the local community that any large or inappropriate development at this location is not acceptable. Hence the meeting last week was convened with the local member to obtain the strongest possible undertaking to respect the community views and its amenity.

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    Friday 22 October 2010

    BCNA Committee 2010-2011

    Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association, Inc.
    (Registered Number A0012597Z)
    Committee 2010-2011

    Eddie Micallef 9645 1185

    Vice President
    Greg Mate 9681 7441

    Trevor Nink 9681 8283

    Dana Hlavacek 9649 8850

    General Committee Members
    Rosalie Holmes 9646 1961
    Bob Harrison 9645 2115
    Robyn McKenna 9646 5259
    Glenda Beale 9676 2151

    Public Officer
    Dana Hlavacek 9649 8850

    Thursday 14 October 2010

    Cruise Ship Season Taxi Access Improvement

    Improved Taxi Access for Cruise Ship Passengers

    BCNA has been advised by Port of Melbourne that during the coming cruise ship season the arrivals/departures have been designated special events to allow more taxis to be available when needed. Please click on this attachment from the Victorian Taxi Directorate.

    Tuesday 5 October 2010

    AGM Reminder Thursday 14th October

    AGM Reminder Thursday 14th October

    Beacon Cove Neighbourhood Association
    2010 Annual General Meeting

    Thursday 14th October 6.30 pm for 7 pm

    Sandridge Trugo Club
    Garden City Reserve

    For catering purposes if you are able to make it please email with attendees numbers by Thursday 7th October to help us prepare. Look forward to seeing you there.

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    Monday 4 October 2010

    Traffic and Parking Issues in Beacon Cove

    Traffic and Parking Issues in Beacon Cove
    At the last social evening at C’est Bon, members raised a number of concerns regarding parking and traffic related matters in Beacon Cove and surrounds. Committee Members met with relevant City of Port Phillip staff to discuss these matters and advise as follows:

    Traffic speed limits

    Some members had asked if speeds could be restricted in Beacon Cove. Road speeds are governed by Vic Roads. The only major exceptions to 50km limits are around schools and shopping strips.

    Traffic volumes

    The traffic volumes permitted in suburban streets without requiring any traffic calming devices can be found at:

    Depending on the nature of the road, traffic movements of between 500-3,000 vehicles per day are considered acceptable on local roads.

    The Crescent

    As per below CoPP undertook surveying in the Crescent in 2002 and 2009. The 85% speed is well below the current blanket speed limit of 50kph in built up area. The volume of 608 vehicles per day is at a lower end of environmental capacity for The Crescent which is in order of 1,500 vehicles per day. The speed and volume of traffic in The Crescent is considered to be normal.

    >>Date/ Month
    >>Exact Location or section of street
    >>24 hour traffic - number
    >>85% tile (speed kph)

    >>1/5 to 3/5 >>2002 >>Between 66-68 The Crescent >> 385>>45kph
    >>26/5 to 28/5 (between 7am-7pm) >>2009 >>At No 75 The Crescent>> 608>>39kph


    The majority of parking restrictions are made under the Road Safety Act 1986, or regulations created under that Act. The Road Safety Act enacts the Road Rules, a national code that is generally uniform across all states. Restrictions that residents need to be aware of include:

    • Prohibition on partially or fully blocking a footpath, including parking in a driveway if that causes the footpath to be impeded in any way;
    • Prohibition on parking on nature strips. All land between letterboxes and the road in Beacon Cove is nature strip and not available for parking.

    To report illegally parked cars you can call ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777 and after hours on the parking emergency number 0407 304 449.

    Residents should note that street parking is available to the public (except in a permit zone). This includes indented bays in front of houses. These bays are not the property of the resident.

    When parking in the street, drivers must ensure there is a clear 3m gap from the outside edge of the car to the opposite kerb to allow free movement of vehicles.