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Some Bayside beaches open with restrictions, check your local

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Created by Sandfoot 1 month ago, 30 Mar 2020
Sandfoot
VIC, 452 posts
30 Mar 2020 8:40PM
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Peahi
VIC, 1211 posts
30 Mar 2020 9:26PM
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That's Bayside council (Brighton -> Beaumaris), arguably slightly more progressive than Kingston (Mentone to Carrum).

Good news although I'm mot sure police give a toss what council policy says, and seems at odds with the current stage 3.

Peahi
VIC, 1211 posts
30 Mar 2020 10:06PM
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seems Kingston now followed suit, although I would not take a facebook link as gospel, and the red signs say "no swimming"




Chris_M
1936 posts
31 Mar 2020 6:09PM
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Sounds promising!

bjw
NSW, 3181 posts
3 Apr 2020 11:36AM
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I believe councils only have jurisdiction to the high tide line.

Peahi
VIC, 1211 posts
3 Apr 2020 1:59PM
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bjw said..
I believe councils only have jurisdiction to the high tide line.


Yes I wouldn't rely on anything from Council. After high tide line it's Park Vic to 200m out. Unfortunately Vic police have now just said recreational fishing and boating is banned, so I'm am trying to get clarification

cezary
VIC, 226 posts
3 Apr 2020 2:08PM
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What about a trip from Melbourne to Rosebud to kite, would it be allowed?

Peahi
VIC, 1211 posts
3 Apr 2020 2:34PM
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cezary said..
What about a trip from Melbourne to Rosebud to kite, would it be allowed?


That could be interpreted as unnecessary travel for recreational purposes.

Read this and make your own mind up,

The message is very clear to the Victorian community. There are only four reasons why you should leave home - to get essential goods and services, for care and other compassionate reasons, to work or study, or to exercise.
Outside of these reasons, people need to stay home. We are asking the community to use common sense to stop the spread of this deadly virus. These are unprecedented times.
People cannot participate in recreational activities like they normally would such as fishing or boating. They need to stay home if not for their own health, but for the health of their loved ones and the wider community.
If people do not follow the directions of the Chief Health Officer, Victoria Police can fine individuals $1652 on the spot. Of course our officers can use discretion, but the time for leniency is coming to an end and people need to get the message - if it's not an essential activity, you need to stay home.

So I guess it rests on whether it is recreational activity or exercise, I think the GP would consider it recreation.

Peahi
VIC, 1211 posts
3 Apr 2020 10:20PM
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Actually here is is spelt out Chris even went to the extent of contacting police who said to follow the council rules.

www.facebook.com/kiterepublic/videos/1261853077343244

Thanks KR for taking the lead where KBV has been strangely silent

Sandfoot
VIC, 452 posts
4 Apr 2020 9:40AM
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Peahi said..
Actually here is is spelt out Chris even went to the extent of contacting police who said to follow the council rules.

www.facebook.com/kiterepublic/videos/1261853077343244

Thanks KR for taking the lead where KBV has been strangely silent


Possibly too hot to handle for KBV ?

Thanks to Chris Sal for some leadership.



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