Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 21 October 2020

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Boat ramp Snakes spring livestream on into action

THE new open space at Carrum Station. Picture: Supplied

More major rail works imminent MAJOR construction works are starting at Edithvale, Chelsea, and Bonbeach train stations. Piling rigs have been on site in Edithvale and Chelsea, which are driving approximately 4,500 sheet piles into the ground up to 19 metres deep. These will form the walls of the rail trenches. Five level crossings will be removed and three new stations will be constructed.

Elsewhere on the line, the foreshore park at the redeveloped Carrum Station has been completed and is now open to the public. A water play area, berbeques, seating, and a kiosk are also set to be open at the space in 2021. An LXRP statement read that “Carrum’s new open spaces are connected by the new shared use path that runs along Station Street, with six new pe-

destrian crossings across Station Street and five across Nepean Highway, providing safer walking and cycling access throughout Carrum and to the beach.” “The path will soon connect to Seaford, Kananook and Frankston stations as works in Seaford wrap up in late 2020. By 2022 there will be one continuous 12-kilometre path from Edithvale to Frankston.”

A LIVESTREAM of the Mordialloc boat ramp has gone up, giving boaters a better view of the conditions at Port Phillip Bay before they hit the water. The online camera feed went up last month on the Boating Vic app and website. Cameras are now operating at the boat ramps in Hastings, Torquay, Queenscliff, Point Richards, St Leonards, Stony Point, Corinella, Safety Beach, and Mornington Schnapper Point. Maritime Safety director Cameron Toy said “we know that many Victorian boaters love to check boat ramp cameras before heading out. Boating Vic users can access these images at the same time as local weather details, for a clearer picture of what to expect. With all this information at their fingertips, boaters are able to be better prepared and make safer decisions.” Visit or download the Boating Vic app to view the live feed. THE camera at Mordialloc boat ramp, updated every five minutes. Picture: Supplied

SNAKES are starting to emerge from their winter hibernation to bask in the sun and search for food and a mate. However, there is nothing to fear provided precautions are taken, according to Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) senior wildlife management officer, Rebecca Dixon. Her tips for living safely and close to snakes include leaving them alone and not attempting to capture or harm them. Ms Dixon said all snakes were considered venomous and highly dangerous and urged property owners to maintain lawns and clean up around houses “as snakes are attracted to shelter such as piles of rocks and timber, sheets of metal, and building materials”. She said snakes were often found around watercourses and parks. “There are a variety of different snakes found in the urban fringes and suburbs of Melbourne, with the tiger snake and eastern brown snake the most common. “Both these species are highly venomous and dangerous to humans, but it is rare for them to bite people. Most snake bites occur when people try to capture or kill a snake.” Snakes would bite dogs and cats if they felt threatened and “the best course of action” was to take pets from the area or tie them up while the snake passes. For more advice call DELWP on 136 186 for call a licensed snake catcher.

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

21 October 2020


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