The fine sandy
Frankston swimming beach (where jet skis are prohibited) is backed by remnant
vegetated sand dunes just north-west of Oliver's Hill. It is threatened by
Frankston City Council's persistence with its1997 plan
to build a huge marina there, which would involve filling in a large area of Port
Phillip in front of this cliff, to have a 250-space car park.
Frankston City Council’s marina page opens
with cynical spin from they Council stating, "One of the
greatest assets that Frankston
City has to offer is
its natural beachscape. The development of Central Harbour
@ Frankston (safe boat harbour facility) will offer substantial benefits to
the region and the growing number of users of Port Phillip."
in 21 hectares (52 acres) of the sea and building on it is more than a trifle
inconsistent with that opening sentence. The extensive marina existing at Patterson Lakes
out of the public gaze, and the huge marina being built at Safety Beach,
should meet all reasonable demands without ruining Frankston's foreshore.
(Print No. 4K16A) Melway 102A4 Low Tide 1500 hrs Sat 14 Nov 1998 Copyright
1998 Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc. (A0020093K Victoria)