Page 48 - Sandgate Guide October Issue
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The Boondall Neighbours and Community Facebook page has had a number of posts warning members about snakes.
“Just a heads up, a black snake has been spotted on Landsboro Ave,” one member posted.
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Another post said: “We noticed a black snake went across our backyard (Lyndhurst Road near North Boondall station). Has anyone else had snakes in theirs?”
And in Sandgate, one resident recently returned home to the sight of a large brown snake sunning itself across her driveway. She took a short video of it slithering off down the street.
Snake catchers have said the creatures are on the move at the moment and with the warmer weather, they’re out looking for a mate.
Just a reminder that snakes are a protected species and cannot be killed or taken from the wild.
The State Government will provide $15,808 tor the Sandgate RSL Sub-Branch to help it give the Sandgate War Memorial a face-lift.
Sandgate MP, Stirling Hinchliffe, said war memorials like the one in Sandgate were a “treasured and dignified” site for the community to reflect on the sacrifice of Australians during times of conflict.
“As we go through this pandemic, we can’t forget the challenges and achievements of previous generations,” he said.
“This funding to restore our local memorial will go a long way to ensuring future generations will honour their sacrifice.”
As the weather warms up, there have been numerous reports of snakes on the move.
Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy has received an update from the Neighbourhood Planning Team regarding the next stage of the draft plan.
Council officers have been considering the matters raised in the community feedback on the draft strategy. The next step is for the draft statutory plan to go to Council for consideration of state interests and to seek approval to start statutory public notification.
It’s anticipated the draft statutory neighbourhood plan will be available for public consultation in early to mid next year.
“I know there was a significant community interest in this neighbourhood plan and I’ve made it very clear to the Lord Mayor and Planning Chair in Council, that our community’s wishes must be taken into account when this draft plan is released,” Cr Cassidy said.

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