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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

Fax 0395895194

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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 rock wall and a 3-storey, 88-metre long, storage shed, level with the cliff top.


  • 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 rock walls, landfill and tall shed degrade it.

some of VCAT's more welcome decisions.
See declaration of 2012 Bayside City Council polls, and ballot figures.

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.

landside 2011

Debris fallen on Ricketts Point Landside Reserve after a 2011 landslip from an abutting lot
at 406 Beach Road, Beaumaris. The owner sought a Planning Permit, opposed by Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc, to access the Reserve and conduct repair works to 206A.


Bayside City Council proposed to unnecessarily gravel and kerb this high, dry
sandy track, and thus destroy more of Beaumaris's distinctive sandy character.

Landside plan

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 to remove 8 trees to allow entry of
machinery to remedy the landslip problems of 406A, despite its access 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 alongside the
Ricketts Point Landside Reserve in April 2013, and to Bayside City
Council's practice of approving such misuse affecting the Reserve.

Beach Park

Click on photo to see response to Bayside Council's signage plan.
BCS Inc. asked that Beach Park proliferating signs be less obtrusive, & less WHITE ..
list of the 193 signs alongside 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.



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