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BEAUMARIS VIC 3193
16th June 2004
|The Mayor and Councillors
Bayside City Council
Dear Mayor and Councillors,
Need to Retain the New Improved Uncluttered View of the Concourse Green from Reserve Road, BeaumarisBeaumaris Conservation Society Inc. congratulates Bayside City Council for having, earlier this month, removed the numerous large, unsightly steel supports used to mount a repetitive group of banners from the eastern nature strip of Reserve Road, Beaumaris, alongside the Concourse Green.
The fine treed and grassed public open space that the Concourse Green provides can now be seen by those walking, cycling or motoring along Reserve Road without its being marred and partly obscured by such tawdry, distracting municipal clutter, although we note that a number of similar banners still exist on electricity supply poles along that nature strip.
Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. is very appreciative of the efforts that Bayside City Council has been making in seeking better planning protection for the Concourse Green by means of its proposed C35 Amendment to the Bayside Planning Scheme, and considers it would be detrimental to the appeal of the Concourse Green, and inappropriate to the planning status now being sought for it, if the newly uncluttered nature strip here were to be subjected to new promotional structures or fittings. Such structures or fittings would significantly detract from the fine qualities of the Concourse Green, and their imposition would be opposed by this Society. Would you please assure us that there are no plans to install such structures or fittings?
cc. Bayside City Councillors, Ian Wilson (CEO), Chris Strong MLC, Noel Pullen MLC, and Murray Thompson MLA