Welcome to this edition of the Beaconsfield Banner. I trust that you are successfully navigating your way through these uncertain times with the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. With sporting clubs and other organisations in recess or operating on a very limited basis not all the usual articles are available.
In accordance with our previous commitment, we will continue to produce the Banner, hence this Spring Edition has been produced but with less content. Hopefully the Covid-19 situation will continue to improve and the Summer Edition of the Banner may be back to normal. The Banner is available on our BPA Website www.beaconsfield.org.au and printed copies are available from a number of local businesses including the Beaconsfield Post Office.
The Banner is prepared by Beaconsfield Progress Assoc. volunteers with the only cost being printing done externally plus a share of the administrative costs of operating the Association. We received a Grant of $900 from Cardinia Shire Council to offset costs and the balance is paid from advertising in the Banner. If you would like to advertise in the Banner please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I advise that Beaconsfield Home Timber & Hardware is the location for the e-waste recycling box. Organised by Cardinia Shire Council, you can leave old batteries, old phones, small electrical appliances (anything that has a battery, cord or plug ). We thank Home Timber & Hardware Beaconsfield for being the collection point.
It is pleasing to see work continuing on the burnt- out shops on Old Princes Highway. Hopefully the reinstatement works continue to be done quickly so the area which is the entrance to Beaconsfield is reinvigorated. It is also pleasing to see that the works on creating 150 new car spaces at the Beaconsfield Railway Station have commenced.
Elections for Cardinia Shire Councillors will be held on 24 October by postal vote. Parts of Beaconsfield are in 3 different Council Wards, however Beaconsfield is predominately in the new Beacon Hills Ward. Each Ward is represented by 1 Councillor. Candidates can nominate to be a Councillor from Thursday 17 September. Voting is compulsory for residents aged 18 or over who must be registered on the State Electoral Roll. Due to Covid-19 our Association is unlikely to hold a Meet the Candidates Forum for this election.
Cardinia Shire Council Planning Scheme Amendment C238 concerning the Glismann Road Development Plan has been exhibited with explanatory Letter and Commonly Asked Questions/Answers. This information can be accessed from the Cardinia Shire Website. Interested parties can lodge written submissions by the nominated due date of 14 September. If you require more information check the Cardinia Shire Website or contact the Shire’s Planning Department.
An upgrade to the Kath Roberts Reserve and Playground Equipment is included in the Council’s Capital 2020/21 Budget. If you have any suggestions, then you should complete an online survey on the Cardinia Shire Council Website.
At present, we are unable to have monthly public meetings however the Committee is holding monthly meetings on Zoom to attend to necessary business matters. When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and we are able to have meetings, we will publicise this on our Website and Facebook.
Beaconsfield Progress Association Inc.