- The former City
and Mayors of the former City of
Sandringham, and their periods in office
- The Sandringham
Environment Series - Eight booklets on the
environment of the former City of Sandringham
- A Supreme
Court decision on street
trees not being
allowed to be felled improperly.
Queen versus the Mayor, Councillors and
Citizens of the City of Sandringham:
Before the Victorian Civil and Administrative
Tribunal, or its predecessor, existed to
settle many administrative
civil legal disputes in Victoria,
citizens faced the demanding prospect of
seeking justice via the issue of a prerogative
writ in the Supreme Court.
A landmark case in the Supreme Court of
Victoria led to a row of some 20 tall Mahogany
botryoides) in Linacre
Road, Hampton, that the Council resolved
to fell in 1972 being allowed to survive in
sound order until their age justified their
removal some 35 years later.
This case, where large costs were awarded
against the Council, prompted a significant
and long-lasting change in the attitude of the
Sandringham City Council to street trees, and
that precedent has carried on to influence its
successor, Bayside City Council.