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BCS Inc. Constitution




Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.
(formerly Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society 1953-70)


Welcome to BCS Inc's website. We suggest you BOOKMARK this page now, so you can easily revisit it.

Click on any blue hyperlink of interest, or a photograph below.



P.O. Box 7016,

Tel 0395891802, 0429176725

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Campaign to SAVE BEAUMARIS BAY from a park for 116 power boats,
8 to 18 metres long, over this seabed - ringed with 550 metres of sea wall, and a 3-storey, 88-metre storage shed, to cliff top level. See news video.


This palaeontologically important National Estate site is unprotected against sudden poorly-justified attack. Click on this 2005 photo of an excavator shaving off part of the Beaumaris Cliff.

See some of VCAT's more welcome decisions.

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Stop the chainsaws - URGENT CALL FOR MORE TIME AND DETAILS: Victoria's School Building Authority plans, from Monday, 24 October 2016, to remove 229 trees in its work on the new Beaumaris Secondary College on the site above. The Society and Bayside City Council both want the Beaumaris community to be told the species and location of each planned removal, the reason, and species to replace them, before they are killed.
  • A NO case for Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron's postal ballot to reaffirm its marina plan
  • Bayside's Community Nursery sells low cost indigenous plants - trees to ground cover

Beaumaris Bay, before the high sea walls, landfill and tall shed degrade it.

See declaration of 2012 Bayside City Council polls, and ballot figures.

concourse green

The Concourse Green is an intact quarter hectare of lawn and trees without paving or gravel that Campaign 2002 seeks to protect in regard to that increasingly rare quality given the implications of proposals in a 2006 Beaumaris Concourse Master Plan being developed by Bayside City Council. It is next to a busy shopping centre.

Click here for a high resolution plan - which can be zoomed in to - of the section of Ricketts Point Landside Reserve where a permit was granted in 2014 to remove eight trees to let machinery enter to repair the landslip problems of 406A, despite its road access being from Lang Street.  

BICYCLE ROAD EXTENSION: View a 75 second video of the 850 metre swathe of foreshore reserve denuded of bushland in 2013 before it was concreted. BCS Inc. officers
walked the foreshore route in 2007-11 with the 7 MPs below, to show why Bayside Council and BCS Inc. wanted the Department of Sustainability and Environment and VicRoads
to co-operate to save the foreshore by VicRoads extending and rationalizing Beach Rd's 2-lane motor traffic
Safety Section to make room for the bicycle road on Beach Rd.




Hon. Andrew Robb,
Liberal MHR, Goldstein

(at right)

Edward O'Donohue


Edward O'Donohue, Parliamentary Secretary for

Transport (2nd left)


Murray Thompson, Liberal MLA, Sandringham



Andrea Coote, Liberal MLC, Southern Metropolitan



Georgie Crozier, Liberal MLC, Southern Metropolitan



John Lenders, Labor MLC, Southern Metropolitan




Susan Pennicuik, Greens MLC, Southern Metropolitan

(2nd left)


Bayside City Council's sign just east of Cromer Rd, Beaumaris, was one
of many to
thwart rampant foreshore tree vandalism. VicRoads did not make room on Beach Rd
for the bicycle road extension, so Council removed trees it had previously protected.

BCS Inc. objected to builders' materials being stored on the edge of the Ricketts Point Landside Reserve in 2013, and to Bayside City Council's practice of approving such misuse affecting the Reserve.

Beach Park


Click on photo to see progress here. Campaign 2008B wants
Beach Park's proliferating signs to be fewer, less obtrusive, & less
list of the 193 signs along the Marine Sanctuary and a photo of each.


BCS Inc. commends Bayside City Council's success in

rezoning the Concourse bushland above from its inappropriate

Business 1 Zone to a Public Park and Recreation Zone.


BCS Inc. wrote to Bayside City Council suggesting use of
indigenous coastal vegetation to screen the obtrusive blot on the
landscape that Federal law has allowed to be imposed near Surf Avenue.


BCS Inc. thanks Bayside City Council for pursuing its suggestion
that planting indigenous coastal vegetation would partly screen
the stark mobile phone structures at left.

1951 Crown Lands Department aerial photograph of Beaumaris from 3,000 metres

Click on the photograph below to enlarge it and ZOOM into an area of interest.
Also click here for a current Google Earth view of Beaumaris.

An unprecendently large part of 20th Century urban development dating from 1951 was respectful of and sympathetic to the bushland character of the areas newly urbanized then.
That valuing of the indigenous flora was so marked then that today's indigenous vegetation areas are still the main parts of Beaumaris in which those plants were prevalent in 1951.

The Constitution of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. requires it to defend the indigenous areas, and to encourage restoration of other areas where those plants have been lost.

If you fly over the southern suburbs, Beaumaris is conspicuous because of its widespread green cover of canopy trees, which sets it apart from nearby areas, where roofs dominate.


See the BCS Inc. banner below

Beaumaris Bay attracts pied cormorants. See 11 resting there in 2016.
Click on the Society's battle-scarred banner above to see it in action in 1982.

Click here to visit the website of Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc.