Events for your Diary

  • Sat 6, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Sandridge Beach LSC
  • Thu 11, 6pm: BCNA Community Dinner
  • Sat 20, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at Garden City shops

  • August
  • Sat 3, 9-10am: Beach Patrol, meeting at Princes Pier
  • Sat 17, 9:30-10:30am: Love our Streets, meeting at 109 North Port tram stop
  • Latest News

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    Thursday 26 November 2020

    1-7 Waterfront Place - Plans Now on Display

    The City of Port Phillip (CoPP) has now advertised the plans for the development at 1-7 Waterfront Place. They can be accessed by clicking this link which should take you directly to the permit section of the CoPP website, or by going to the planning applications section, selecting Browse the Planning Applications Register (top right), then clicking on New Search (bottom of page) and searching for Application number 490/2020.

    The plans will be discussed at the webinar at 6pm next Tuesday 1 DecemberClick here for details of the webinar.

    Hoon Driving & Vehicle Noise

    Hoon driving - excessive speed, dangerous driving, braking, tyre squeal, smoke - has been a problem around Beacon Cove for some years. Recently, incidents seem to have become more frequent. Victorian law defines hooning as any offence involving behaviours that compromise road safety and laws were introduced in Victoria in 2006 give police the power to impound, immobilise or permanently confiscate vehicles.

    Residents and the BCNA have discussed the problem around Station Pier with new City of Port Phillip (CoPP) Councillors Cunsolo and Martin. The incidents here are not isolated. The CoPP is working with Victoria Police to manage the problem. Possible measures at Station Pier include the use of cameras, better lighting, the use of electronic signs with suitable messaging, and the installation of a boom gate at the entrance. VicPorts has offered to assist.

    Police encourage the reporting of incidents to Crime Stoppers at as this helps police to target repeat offenders and to focus on specific locations.

    The BCNA and residents are meeting Councillors Cunsolo and Martin in a few weeks to discuss progress.

    Vehicle noise - excessively loud engine or exhaust noise (experienced by many Beach Street residents) that does not involve dangerous driving is not classified as hooning and has to be handled differently, often involving both the EPA and the Police. The BCNA will also be discussing loud engine noise with Councillors to determine what more might be able to be done to solve this problem.

    Our Latest Newsletter is Out

    Volunteers are currently dropping copies of our newsletter in mailboxes throughout Beacon Cove. It covers a number of topics including:

    • New City of Port Phillip councillors for Gateway Ward
    • Activating Bay Street
    • Update on 1-7 Waterfront Place
    • Beacon Cove Foodstore Redevelopment - 103 Beach Street
    • Reinvestment in the Waterfront Place Precinct
    • Air quality monitoring near Station Pier
    • BCNA AGM
    • BCNA residents' dinners

    To get it (in PDF form), click on this link.  And please send it onto others in Beacon Cove who may not see our webpage or get the email notification.

    Friday 20 November 2020

    Webinar on Plans for 1-7 Waterfront Place - CHANGED DATE to Tuesday 1 December

    The developer has postponed the webinar that was originally to be held on Tuesday 24th November.

    It will be now held at 6pm on Tuesday 1 December.

    It will be held via Zoom and you can join the webinar by clicking on the following link:

    If needed the meeting ID is: 849 3618 4073 and the passcode 486303

    Friday 13 November 2020

    Webinar on Plans for 1-7 Waterfront Place - 6pm, Tuesday 24 November

    The developer of this site has set a date for a webinar to explain his plans to BCNA members. It will be held on Tuesday 24th November, from 6-7 pm. We will provide access details as soon as we receive them.

    The City of Port Phillip will also be arranging a webinar for the community. We will provide details once they are available.

    Our earlier update provided information about the BCNA’s position regarding this development.

    Tuesday 10 November 2020

    BCNA Annual General Meeting - President's Report and Summary of Meeting

    On Thursday night we held the Annual General Meeting of the BCNA. For those who couldn't make it a copy of the President's report to members is available here and a summary report of the meeting is available here

    New Gateway Ward Councillors

    The BCNA congratulates Marcus Pearl, Heather Cunsolo and Peter Martin on being elected to Council. Details of the voting can be found on the VEC website.

    Information about the candidates was posted earlier here and here.  The BCNA looks forward to working with the new Councillors.