Lindsay Fox thinks its important enough to sue anyone who repeats it (hopefully not me!); however Dan has been known to frequent his Portsea mansion and indulge in the offerings of Lindsay's wine cellar -
EDIT: Lindsay Fox's mansion is in Portarlington on the Bellaraine Peninsula, not Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula.
I don't think so. Portsea is where the rich and famous have their houses (and Lindsay has his helipad); Portarlington (Bellarine
Peninsula) doesn't rate.
From the Age, 4 July 2020:-
Billionaire trucking magnate Lindsay Fox has staked a new claim over thousands of square metres of beach in front of his clifftop mansion in Portsea while also launching court action that would allow him to develop part of the beach he successfully claimed as his own in 2013.
It is the latest attempt by Mr Fox to use a centuries-old common law right in English law to try to gain control over part of the popular Point King public beach which abuts his sprawling Portsea compound.
On Christmas Eve in 2013 the land titles office approved Mr Fox's bid to extend his property line onto the beach by approximately 45 metres, adding about $5 million in value to an estate that was then already worth about $25 million.
Last month, the rich-lister again applied to the Victorian land titles office to realign the boundary, claiming the natural build-up of sand entitled him to a larger share of the beach. If approved, the proposal would expand his beach holding by more than half its current size, extending it as far as 74 metres towards the waterline.
The application was filed on behalf of Fox family companies by Mornington-based planning consultancy Watsons Pty Ltd whose owner John Woodman – a planning consultant, lobbyist and developer – is at the centre of the Casey land scandal.
The Fox applications are based on the common law concept known as the "doctrine of accretion”, which allows for landowners by coasts and rivers to vary boundaries affected by natural rather than artificial changes to landscape and bodies of water.
It means that when sand builds up on a beach – as it has at Point King – landowners can apply to have their title extended as the high-water mark recedes.
Mr Fox said in a statement to The Sunday Age the public would continue to be able to access the beach by a longstanding public easement.