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

P.O. Box 7016





Tel 0395891802, 0429176725



Single vehicle crossings per lot needed to maximize nature strip area
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Note the single vehicle crossing over the nature strip from a shared driveway to the separate underground garage for each of the two dwellings on the standard-sized Beaumaris allotment in the photograph below.
CONSERVING NATURE STRIPS & STREET PARKING: That consumes much less of the nature strip area in front an allotment - and very much less of the open space in the front setback of the allotment available for trees, shrubs or lawn - than when two separate vehicle crossings are used. It also avoids reducing the street parking available. Bayside City Council should have a rule whereby it is the only arrangement allowable.

tramway 65

The two dwellings at 65 Tramway Parade, Beaumaris, share a single vehicle crossing over the nature strip.

LIMIT WIDTH TO 3 METRES; Every street and road in Beaumaris - except Beach Road, which is zoned RDZ1 as a major arterial road - provides no more than a single carriageway in each direction. These roads handle very much more traffic daily, at much greater speeds, than does the driveway and vehicle crossing from a standard-sized Beaumaris allotment, where there are few daily movements on the driveway, so there is no justification for having more than a standard 3-metre-wide single driveway and vehicle crossing for such allotments. All traffic on those public roads shares the same pavement.

Separate entrance and exit vehicle crossings are unneeded and profligate, so they ought not be approved.

URBAN HEAT SINKS: The smaller the paved area of public and private land is, the less damaging to the local and wider climate is the urban heat sink, and the deprivation of ground water effects of such paving.

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