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NEWS DESK MORDIALLOC is one of just two public boat ramps statewide where fees are still charged. Picture: Gary Sissons

Call to remove boatie fees THE state government has called on Kingston Council to work with them to abolish boat ramp fees in Mordialloc. Fishing and boating minister Jaala Pulford said that Mordialloc and Queenscliff were the only public boat ramps in the state which still charge parking and launching fees. The state government promised that those fees

would be abolished in the leadup to last year’s election. Ms Pulford said she called on “the City of Kingston to work with government to remove fees as soon as possible”. “Getting rid of parking and launching fees is a massive win for Victorian families, who can enjoy more affordable boating and fishing this season,”

she said. “We want the Borough of Queenscliffe and the City of Kingston to join the party because we know boaters and anglers want to launch into a fee free spring.” Last weekend the state government announced that fees had been abolished for boaters at Kananook Creek and Olivers Hill in Frankston.

Government help to clean creek KINGSTON Council will seek to work with the state government to reduce pollution in Mordialloc Creek. On 26 August, council voted to “write to Tim Richardson MP to seek written clarification on Victorian state government’s roles and responsibilities specifically related to the management and reduction of pollutants within state controlled creeks and waterways.” The successful motion, moved by Cr Geoff Gledhill, read that council officers would “liaise with government departments to advocate for the implementation of measures that will reduce the volume of pollutants, such as litter and silt, flowing into Mordialloc Creek.” Council officers have also been directed to “write to Melbourne Water to seek their commitment and time frame to construct a wetland along Mordialloc Creek on the east side of Boundary Road, investigate the benefits of establishing a central system where the community could report pollution along Mordialloc Creek so that this information could be collected, collated and sent to the responsible authority to take appropriate action, and undertake a review of a range of improvements to capture and reduce the volume of pollutants”.

Shade grants open SCHOOLS can now apply for the latest round of the School Shade grants program. The grants are for schools to install

shades to help keep students safe from the sun. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “my electorate is perfect for spending time outside on lovely sunny days at the beach, in the parks, on sporting fields but we have to protect ourselves.” “Shade structures such as shade sails and trees are the best defence from dangerous UV rays, but should always be used alongside other sun protection measures such as sunscreen and protective clothing,” she said. “Unfortunately, skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and one of the most preventable. That’s why this shades grant program is so important.” To apply visit health.vic.gov.au

Skate park works are underway WORKS to refurbish the Dingley Skate Park are underway. The works will see “safer” equipment installed at the park. Kingston Council said via social media that “council regularly does audits on our assets to make sure they’re safe and up to scratch for community use. We conducted an audit of all of our skate parks in September last year and Dingley Skate Park was one flagged for repairs.” “Council takes a proactive approach to issues of community safety and decided replacing the equipment would be the safest option, rather than trying to repair it. Through this program all equipment will be replaced, like-forlike.” The project is due to be completed by October.

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