Copyright 1998 Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc. (A0020093K Victoria)

ABN 46 291 176 191

 

Oblique Aerial Colour Prints of Port Phillip Bay Coast from 150 m

 

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Click on any of the 24 thumbnail sample photos (3 of the many in each table) below for an enlargement of that photo.

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Click on a blue hyperlink for more details.

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Click on a blue, underlined Table letter A-H for one of the 8 TABLES covering the photo files of the corresponding sections of coast shown (thick black line on pale blue sketch of Port Phillip). 1,422 photographs are listed. A grouping of the photographs by municipalities is also shown.

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Tables A-H have hyperlinks to enable you to view some 130 captioned colour photographs of coastal views distributed right around the Bay. They include the photographs shown as thumbnails below.

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PPCC Inc. gratefully acknowledges a 1997-98 Victorian Government COAST ACTION/COASTCARE grant, a Commonwealth Government Volunteer Assistance grant, and the work donated by the professional photographers Rudie & Alison Kuiter.

Table A:

 Patterson River,  CARRUM 

to 

  Quiet Corner, 

BLACK  ROCK

 

A1.  Extensive bitumen car parks covering foreshore near Gnotuk Avenue, ASPENDALE  
 
 
 
 
 

Kingston City Council Area

 

A2.  The mouth of the Mordialloc Creek, MORDIALLOC  
 
 
 
 

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Member Organization M9 

Kingston City Council Area

 

A3.  Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron:  National Estate 'Fossil Site'  enclave; also partly excised from Beach Park (a Permanent Public Recreation Reserve since 1906) by a 1994 Act of the Victorian Parliament. Near Ray Street, BEAUMARIS  

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Member Organization M8 

Bayside City Council Area

Table B:  

Quiet Corner,   
BLACK  ROCK   
to 
  Lava Blister,  WILLIAMSTOWN 

 

B1.  Green Point and the Cenotaph, the site of a proposed commercial restaurant or 'Teahouse', and the Dr Jim Willis Reserve, a dunes area nearby to the left, with important indigenous vegetation. BRIGHTON  

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Member Organization M30 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bayside City Council Area

 

B2.   St Kilda Pier, showing the effect, on sand  build-up and depletion, of the rock groyne at  the shore end of the pier.   
  
To the right is the $42M Sea Baths. Its Car Park is to have two levels underground, and with the Land (St Kilda Sea Baths) Act 2000 overriding  the Crown Lands (Reserves) Act 1978, a 45-year lease instead of the normal maximum of 21 years.   
  
Behind it is the historic white low-rise Esplanade Hotel, site for a lapsed 38-storey building proposal in 1998. ST KILDA  
  
Port Phillip City Council Area 

 

B3.  Parks Victoria is developing the large area of public open space here, and to the left, into the Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park. It wisely proposes to relocate the present intrusive coastal road, which is almost on the beach, to instead run along the inland boundary of the Park, and thus produce a large vehicle-free coast zone. A major heritage value is the grey, stone Time Ball Tower, built in 1852. Its surroundings, apart from the sea, and a little remnant and accreted beach, and patches of indigenous foreshore and hinterland vegetation, still include unsightly sheds and tanks, and extensive unprotected public land with a grim foreshore car park. They provide stark visual evidence of long term neglect of, and indifference to, the significant historical and remaining natural character of the area. It is hoped that removal of exotic plants, and restoration of indigenous coastal plants will occur.  WILLIAMSTOWN 

Hobsons Bay City Council Area

Table C:  

Lava Blister,  WILLIAMSTOWN 
  to 
Point Wilson Jetty,  AVALON  
 

 

C1.  'The Jawbone': valuable, intact  mangrove and samphire plant  community, protected for many decades by the rifle range formerly on the land behind it. It is within 10 km of central  Melbourne. WILLIAMSTOWN  
 
 
 

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Member Organization M2 

Hobsons Bay City Council Area

 

C2.  Campbell's Cove. Unregulated shacks on Crown Land reserve. They lack legal security of tenure, but the keys to them change hands for tens of thousands of dollars, relying on their long period of undisturbed occupancy without official action against them. POINT COOK  
 
 
 

 

Wyndham City Council Area

 

C3.  Southern end of The Spit. The saltmarsh, which appears as the dark green vegetation bordering the sea, is a major winter habitat for the endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster),and is protected by its  National Estate registration, and international treaties such as Ramsar, the CAMBA, the JAMBAand others. AVALON  

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Member Organization M17 

Greater Geelong City Council Area

Table D:  

 Point Wilson,  
AVALON   
 to   
 Cantata Way 
CLIFTON
  SPRINGS 
 
 

 

D1.  Recent construction of conspicuous aquacultural works on the coast just east of Point Lillias, not long after this area escaped having a controversial major chemical storage facility relocated there from a long-established site at Coode Island near the lower Yarra River. AVALON  
 
 
 
 
 

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Member Organization M17 
 
Greater Geelong City Council Area

 

D2.  Limeburner's Bay, estuary of Hovell's Creek, with extensive mangroves (Avicennia marina) near the southern-most end of their range in the world; and end of Hume and Hovell's historic walk from Sydney in 1824.   

Lieutenant  Matthew Flinders RN climbed Station Peak beyond (a granite outcrop 300 metres high) in 1802. Nearly all  the shore still has a very wide, vegetated  set-back free of structures.  HOVELL PARK  

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Greater Geelong City Council Area

 

D3.  Northern tip of Point Henry, just north of the large aluminium smelter there, showing how unregulated car parking is destroying the remaining vegetation, including indigenous coastal vegetation. POINT HENRY  
 
 

 
 
 

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Member Organization M17 
 
Greater Geelong City Council Area

Table E:  

 Beacon Point Reserve,  CLIFTON SPRINGS   
to  
Shortland's Bluff,  QUEENSCLIFF  
 

 

E1.  Beacon Point Reserve: bizarre road near  to edge of cliff, bleak nature of reserve and eroded cliff follows unfortunate long history as grazing land right to edge of cliff.   
CLIFTON SPRINGS  
 
 

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Member Organization M17 

Greater Geelong City Council Area

 

E2.  One of the few areas of extensive coastal open space left on  Port Phillip. It is a pressing case for open space reservation. It is just west of Point Richards, the area to which the supposedly dormant Port Bellarine Tourist Resort Act 1981 applies. PORTARLINGTON  

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Member Organization M17 

Greater Geelong City Council Area

 

E3.  The Cut, a channel for boating purposes, cut through the north of the peninsula on which the historic township of Queenscliff is sited, and connecting Swan Bay with Port Phillip. QUEENSCLIFF  
 
 

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Member Organization M17 

Queenscliffe Borough Council Area 

Table F:  

 Point Nepean,  PORTSEA   
to  
 Rosebud Parade,  ROSEBUD  
 
 

 

F1.  Point Franklin: Lord Mayor of Melbourne's  Holiday Camp for Children, attractive  limestone cliffs and sandy beaches, with clear  water frequently replenished from Bass Strait,  via The Rip. PORTSEA  
 
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Member Organization M14 
 
Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

 
F2.  Foreshore near Point King, with cliff to west of it devegetated in Winter 1998. SORRENTO  
 
 
 
 
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Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

 

F3.  The coast at Rye Pier, with extensive provision for boat launching and trailer parking. The rock revetment at the beach end of the pier interrupts the natural sand movement along the beach, and has led to an undesirable absence of sand on the eastern side. Napier Street, RYE  

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Member Organization M25 

Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

Table G:  

 Jetty Road,   
ROSEBUD  
to   
 Mouth of Caraar Creek,  MORNINGTON 
 
 

 

G1.  Tassell's Creek and Balcombe Creek are the two largest creeks on the Mornington Peninsula's Port Phillip coast. Neither has lost its nearby open space nor had its principal character transformed into a conduit for boats. A 10-year-old dormant scheme is being reactivated to convert the creek and its nearby open space to a vast residential marina. Plans include a waterway dug back 1.5 km, and a breakwater in Port Phillip. It will industrialize and suburbanize this last gap in continuous Balcombe Creek-Portsea suburbia. A new EES is needed.  
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Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

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G2.  Extensive indigenous regrowth has colonized the great variety of niches at the former municipal quarry at Mt Martha. Massive impoverishment and occupation of the terrain outside the quarry now leaves the quarry as a refuge for indigenous plants and animals. Its vegetated cliffs complement Port Phillip's rugged coastal scenery here, and it provides a variation of environment from the remaining blanket spread of buildings, very much better than proposed building developments, with their roofs, walls, windows, roadways and lights would.  
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Member Organization M28  

Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

 

G3.  Mouth of Caraar Creek, with much  surrounding tree cover and open space,  but new prominent houses keep arising. MORNINGTON  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Member Organization M28 

Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

Table H:  

 Sunnyside Beach,   
MT  ELIZA   
to   
 Johnson Avenue,  CARRUM  
 
 

 

H1.  Moondah Beach, showing the visual impact on the narrow coastal reserve of a 2.5 metre white masonry wall being permitted to be built on the boundary of that reserve. If that can happen so blatantly, much more of it can easily follow. MOUNT ELIZA  

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Member Organization M12 

Mornington Peninsula  
Shire Council Area

 

H2.  The coast at Oliver's Hill. A 1998 proposal to build a large marina here would involve filling in many hectares of the Bay in front of this cliff, and would have a very large shed built in front of it. FRANKSTON  

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Member Organization M29 
 
 
Frankston City Council Area

 

H3.  Indigenous coastal bushland on the well  managed and relatively wide Foreshore  Reserve, but with unnecessary stresses due  to commercial zoning being too close, at  Seaford Road. SEAFORD 
 

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Member Organization M31 
 

Frankston City Council Area

 

 

Last updated on 2016-07-30