Oliver's Hill coast would be eliminated by Frankston City Council’s nightmarish vision of building a large marina here, which would be wanton coastal vandalism. It would no longer be "girt by sea". There would be filling in of 21 hectares (52 acres) of Port Phillip in front of this cliff. Frankston City Council earlier wanted to fill in 35 hectares.


The overwater view of the cliff would be lost. The filled land would not be empty for long, but would soon be covered with paving, boats, trailers, cars, and some buildings. The fine, sandy swimming beach just to the north-west - backed by attractive remnant vegetated sand dunes - would then adjoin this de facto low-grade industrial area blighted by persistent and corrosive salt spray laden winds.



(Enlargement of Print No. 5K23) Melway 101K5 Low Tide 1030 hrs Sun 03 May 1998 Copyright 1998 Port Phillip Conservation Council Incorporated (A0020093K Victoria)