Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.
BCS2003A February 2003 www.beaumarisconservation.net
BCS Inc. Supports 2 Council Candidates
At the first Bayside City Council elections, in 1997, there were, of course, no sitting councillors in any ward. At the second elections, in 2000, there was no sitting councillor in Moysey Ward, which covers some two-thirds of Beaumaris, and no other suburb, as the first Moysey Ward councillor, Vivien Kluger, did not stand again. Cr Kluger had been strongly supported by Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc, as had Ken Beadle, who succeeded Cr Kluger as the second Moysey Ward councillor.
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. is very grateful that both Cr Kluger and Cr Beadle fulfilled their promise as good representatives of Moysey Ward. In Cr Ken Beadle's case it is fortunate for Beaumaris that he has decided to seek a second three-year term, and Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. supports his campaign. The Society considers that Cr Ken Beadle has been one of the best two champions of the conservation and environment cause on the 2000-03 Bayside City Council.
Another good candidate is a newer BCS Inc. member, Fiona Austin, who will gain experience in this campaign that could be of benefit to BCS Inc. in future campaigns. BCS Inc. recommends that members who might prefer to vote Austin 1 make very sure that they vote Ken Beadle 2.
In the adjoining Ebden Ward, which includes over a quarter of Beaumaris, a member of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc, Derek Wilson, who is also the founding convenor of the Bayside Alliance for Heritage, the Environment and Appropriate Development, is the only candidate standing against Cr Simon Russell. Cr Russell has held the seat for two terms, and before that he was a councillor in the Central Ward of the former City of Sandringham.
Derek Wilson, Ebden Ward candidate
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. has very direct and important interests in Ebden Ward as:
Ebden Ward Councillor noted in The Age
An early Council election report in The Age (News 9, 13th February 2003) read as follows:
"One election hot spot is Bayside (Brighton, Sandringham) where allegations are flying over alleged misuse of council-funded newsletters.
Two councillors seeking re-election, Liberals Gary Andrews and Simon Russell, have riled opponents by distributing their yearly ward newsletters just weeks from the election."
An indication of the timing of the release of those Council-funded ward newsletters comes from the date printed on them. Both are dated February 2003.
Another dating difficulty in Cr Russell's 4-page
newsletter showed under a heading "Thank You
Volunteers", which has a photograph of Val Ross, former
President of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.
who, by 1999, had gone to live in
Ordinary General Meeting of 23rd January 2003
The Ordinary General Meeting of the Society that was held in January 2003 filled a number of vacancies on the Committee of Management of the Society. The vacancies occurred when those elected to fill those positions at the 2002 Annual General Meeting chose to resign and stand for their positions again, after being informed of a letter to the Society from a BCS Inc. member that complained of shortcomings in the procedure by which the positions had been filled at that annual meeting.
Keith Holmes was elected as our Senior
Vice-President, and all the vacant Zone Leader
positions were filled.
In this 50th Anniversary year for Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. the Bayside Leader approached the Society with a view to writing an article about the Anniversary. Their photographer took a photograph in early February of a range of family and other members on the Concourse Green, which was successfully defended by BCS Inc. late last year. We were privileged to have in the photograph Mrs Cath Carroll, who was one of the founding members in 1953, and had been present at the Inaugural General Meeting of the Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society (we changed our name in 1970) as was demonstrated by the original Minute Book we asked her to hold in her hand as she was photographed. She and her colleagues did their work well, to the great advantage of the present and future generations of people living in Beaumaris.
The recent terrible bushfires in south-eastern
Australia have been a reminder of the 1944
bushfire that burnt nearly all of Beaumaris before
there were many houses here. A copy of an official report of that
fire, which includes an account of the
nature of the vegetation in the area then, and
shows a map of the area burnt, now appears on our
© 2003 Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc.
P.O. Box 7016 BEAUMARIS VIC 3193
President: Adrian Cerbasi Secretary: Rose Allaway
(03) 9589 5194, 0429176725