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Removal of foreshore vegetation above Black Rock Point for a car park


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In 1969, the former Sandringham City Council managed the foreshore reserve at Black Rock. It proposed to clear a large area of indigenous coastal vegetation, at the left of the centre of the photograph, to build a paved car park for a Yachting Regatta that year intended to be opened by His Majesty, King Bhumibol of Thailand, a skilled sailor then.

The issue led to the formation – at the instigation of the Beaumaris Conservation Society – of a local conservation organization, the Black Rock and Sandringham Conservation Association, which became a founding Member Organization of the newly-formed Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc. These conservation organizations strongly opposed this attack on a longstanding natural area that was greatly loved by many.

The Black Rock and nearby communities made it abundantly clear that the short-sighted attack on our foreshore was deeply resented, and the Sandringham City Council abandoned the project. It eventually turned out that King Bhumibol, who died in 2016, was unable to attend the Regatta, but it nevertheless went ahead. The bushland is still there intact, and it has fortunately not been replaced by a large area of bitumen. (sourced from website 11/11/2021)

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Conservation & Protection

Port Phillip Conservation Council


Port Philip, Victoria


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