About the FBA

 

The Frankston beach and its associated foreshore reserves is located some 35 kms south of Melbourne on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. The northern boundary of the beach commences at Keast Park in the township of Seaford and  continues southwards to the mouth of Kackeraboite in Davey's Bay.

Along its shoreline, the beach comprises primary and secondary sandy dune areas, as well as areas of rugged cliffs.  The beach includes  two key adjoining reserves namely the Frankston Foreshore reserve, which extends from opposite Somme Ave in the south to the Mile bridge in the North, and the Seaford Foreshore Reserve, which extends from the Mile Bridge in the South to Keast Park in the North. These reserves contain significant remnant native flora.

 

The Frankston Beach Association (FBA) is a voluntary organisation that participates in the following activities:

  • Restoration and preservation of the foreshore reserves

  • Lobbying against activities that may lead to a reduction in beach or water quality, or damage to the foreshore reserves

  • Promotion of the beach for recreational use.

The FBA shares a common interest in the foreshore reserve between the Mile Bridge and Keast Park with the Friends of Seaford Foreshore Reserve.

The FBA always welcomes new members, so why not come and join us.
 

 

  FBA Aims Areas of Interest

Committee

Meetings Constitution

 

 

 

 

FBA Aims

  • To preserve and improve the natural features of the Frankston foreshore, having regard for appropriate and sustainable development, and

  • To support the provision of recreational facilities, consistent with recognized coastal management principles, that will benefit the local community and visitors alike and not undermine the health of the foreshore's natural features.
     

Areas of Interest

The FBA focuses its attentions on 3 areas:

 

  Environment Recreational Social Values

 

Environmental Values

The components and key issues surrounding environmental values are as follows:

 

Component

Key Issues

  • Natural physical features

  • Water

  • Reefs

  • Beach

  • Primary & secondary dunes

  • Cliff faces (significant vistas)

  • Creeks & drains

  • Marine life

  • Flora & fauna

  • Piers & jetties

  • Other man made structures.

  • Water quality

  • Habitat

  • Sand & beach

  • Preservation, erosion & accretion

  • Sand bypassing, beach restoration & maintenance dredging

  • Preservation, weeding & planting

  • Loss of significant vistas

  • Pollution, discharge, rubbish

  • Provenance, diversity

  • Protection.

 

 

 

Recreational Values

The components and key issues surrounding recreational values are as follows:

 

Component

Key Issues

  • Public health & well being
  • Swimming, diving, snorkelling
  • Beach sports, volleyball
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Fishing
  • Skiffling
  • Sailboards & kite boards
  • Kyaking & canoing
  • Yachts
  • Jet skis
  • Power boats
  • Picnicking
  • Access - beach, walking tracks
  • Parking, public transport
  • Safety - water, beach, cliffs , reserves
  • Unsocial behaviour, drinking, drugs
  • Management, policing, local laws
  • Separation of non compatible activities
  • Pollution - rubbish, oil, noise
  • Facilities - changing, water, toilets, disabled
  • Essential services - SES, lifesaving, yacht club, anglers
  • Mooring & launching
  • Picnic facilities, tables, seating, shelter, power, lighting.

 

 

 

Social Values

The components and key issues surrounding social values are as follows:

 

Component

Key Issues

  • Preservation of public open space

  • Access - equality Vs privilege

  • Community pride

  • Community participation

  • History & heritage

  • Education

  • Fair allocation of public funds & subsidies.

  • Loss of public open space
  • Access restrictions based on wealth or other privilege
  • Community ownership Vs private sector control
  • Lack of integrated management
  • Financial prudence, justice & responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

The members of the 2016/2017 Committee are as follows:

 

Treasurer & Membership Secretary
Secretary

Committee Members
Eve Welch
Joan Cavanagh

Pat Bentley
Johan de Bree
Bob Graham
Kath Hassell
Russell Kerr
Helen Priestley
Barry Priestley

 

 

 

Meetings

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the FBA is normally held in either November or December of each year.

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except in January) at the Long Island Tennis Club (adjacent to the Mile bridge, Nepean Highway Frankston). Meetings commence at 4:30pm. sharp. If you are an FBA member and would like to attend one of the monthly meetings, then contact the Secretary to confirm details re location and time.

 

Constitution

Click here to view a copy of the Association's constitution.