Snakes Are Also Residents In Point Cook

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Most people in Australia are well afraid of snakes.  This is with good enough reason – if you cross paths with one you might well be bitten and the consequences could be life threatening.  And did you know that if you have a pet that is bitten by a snake it could cost you between $4,000-12,000 attempting to save it’s life?

Long grass (particularly around creeks and open paddocks) are one of the natural habitats of snakes.  Owing to Point Cook’s geography, location and the relatively recent conversion of our suburb from market gardens to suburbia, it should come as no surprise that snakes are also residents in Point Cook.  In fact, they have been here much longer than both you, me and your neighbour combined (x10).  Therefore we should always be mindful of them when in their natural habitats, long grass in particular.  But also consider that they may choose to travel and have been seen in areas such as the Point Cook Town Centre, public parks and even in people’s properties (including houses).

Wyndham City Council is aware that snakes are a problem in our neighbourhood and have produced this handy resource as a reference for all residents: Snakes In Wyndham.  It includes valuable information, including: [Read more…]

Are You Adhering To The Council’s Nature Strip Policy?

 

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A quick walk around the neighbourhood reveals that there are several residents within our community that are not adhering to the council’s beautification of nature strips policy.  This may just be because they are not aware of the details of the policy.

Well ignorance is not bliss – at least not for your neighbours that are doing the right thing!

Luckily PCAG is here to educate.  Did you know that:

“Generally Wyndham City does not carry out maintenance of nature strips except where it plants street trees which are cared for and maintained by Wyndham City.  The usual practice is for residents of abutting properties to maintain nature strips by regular mowing, edging turf, weeding and picking up litter.”

So why not download the Wyndham City Beautification of Nature Strips Policy (adopted April 2008), give it a quick read and then do what you can to ensure you are complying as failure to maintain a nature strip can result in the resident receiving a “notice to comply” and then subsequently being subject to Court proceedings if they continue to fail to comply.

You could be at risk if: [Read more…]