Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dog off leash review

Residents who enjoy Garden City Reserve with their dogs were amongst 20 submitters to council on Monday on the dog off leash review.

The main issues raised by submitters were
  • about the proposal for dogs being leashed 5 m on either side of shared paths

  • the number of dogs capable of being under the effective control of one person

  • the process that will be used to determine whether an area should be made temporarily unavailable for dogs, and whether alternative areas would be made available

  • whether more hours could be made available in the morning for dogs to be off leash

These issues will alll be investigated further before Council makes final recommendations arising from the consultation process at the meeting on 23 November.

Cruise Ship season about to begin

The first cruise ship of this year's season, the Pacific Dawn, arrives at Station Pier on Monday 2 November +/- 8 am.

I highly recommend that you keep the cruise ship schedule handy to know ship arrivals and departures, and plan for tram and traffic impacts.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Princes Pier in October (2)

The barge on the western side of Princes Pier.

photo: Ron Cassano

Princes Pier in October (1)

After two years of work, today the barge shifted to the west side of Princes Pier.
photo: Ron Cassano

Friday, October 2, 2009

Decision on Kyme Place

The Kyme Place appeal was heard by VCAT on 28th and 29th September.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Tribunal member gave a verbal decision on the spot which supported the Council's decision with no change.
The full written decision will be received in due course.

Mysterious fence

Is it part of the Melbourne Main Sewer project? Is it fenced for sheep or badly behaved dogs? Is it an outdoor playpen?
There has been considerable speculation about the fenced area of Turner Reserve.
The fences will be used to allow for the progressive rehabilitation of the degraded areas of Turner Reserve.