Sunday, July 5, 2009

Future directions for Perce White Reserve

At the meeting on 13 July, the Council will appoint community members to be part of a reference group to guide future management directions for Perce White Reserve. Here is the summary from the Council report:

  • Perce White Reserve is an important, four-hectare, naturalised nature reserve, located at the extreme southwest end of Sandridge Beach. It has been identified as having both significant local and regional conservation status. (Natural heritage assessment of sites within the City of Port Phillip, Biosis, 2003)

  • Council has identified protecting, preseerving and reinstating local natural environments and open spaces within the city as a key strategy for caring for our natural environment.

  • A budget of $50,000 has been allocated in the 2009/2010 capital program for the development of design plans for the improvement of Perce White Reserve. In conjunction with this a management plan will be developed to ensure any improvements and ongoing maintenance of Perce White meets the community's expectations.

  • The land is owned by the Port of Melbourne Corporation and is managed and maintained by the City of Port Phillip.

  • Regular feedback has been received from local residents requesting the opportunity to be consulted and involved in any further management plans for Perce White Reserve. Hence, the Perce White Reference Group is being established to seek local community advice and feedback ont he principles and values for the management of the Reserve and the development of a new management plan that will include concept plans.
For a full copy of the Council report, go to

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