Apple Fair Friday March 6-19, 2013 OCEAN GROVE’S NUMBER ONE NEWSPAPER FREE FORTNIGHTLY ‘COME TO TO PLATE, STATE’ Federal MP Darren Cheeseman with local residents at Shell Road Reserve. Strawberry Sunday TASTES GOOD: Blair Mason and Michael McQuinn enjoying Sunday’s Strawberry Fair. More pictures page 15. THE now stalled progress of Ocean Grove’s Shell Reserve sports precinct has prompted a renewed call to the State Government to play their part and contribute to previous federal and city inputs. Although the current News desk and Advertising 5255 3233 State Government did not meet the pledge of its predecessor, local politicians, community and sports leaders who have worked to bring the project this far have begun to voice their frustration in the politicisation of the issue. The plan to move Ocean Grove football, netball and cricket to Shell Reserve dates back nearly 40 years. This the closest the project has come to fruition. Story page 2 and letter page 8.