Please read and put into action immediately
As a result of the recent incidents of our members crashing models into the grounds of the Melbourne Gun Club, the LDMFA has been officially served notice from the Shire of Yarra Ranges (our Land Lord) to confine our flying operations to within our fence line. This is the area bounded by the rabbit proof fence surrounding the strip and outer mowed areas. They make special mention that we are to also cease flying over the billabong and walking track area to the north of our field, and the treed area to the east of our strip which also contains public walking tracks . Both these areas are outside the area of our lease. As the area west of Victoria Road (known as Cox’s Paddock) is also outside the area of our lease, flying over this area is to also cease immediately.
If we fly outside the area of our lease with the Shire, they state that we will be in breach of the lease and they will terminate our lease. As we have already breached the terms of our lease by crashing into the Gun Club, the Shire will take any further breaches of the lease as a very serious disregard and take immediate action to terminate our lease.
Our President Tony Lloyd-Bailey and I have a meeting with the council next Monday, where we will be given a chance to plead our case. It is very unlikely that the current lease would be varied, but we will be at least having our say in defence of our club.
Please adhere to this ruling by the Shire as the future of our club is entirely in your hands.
Regards, Les Marriner Vice President LDMFA