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Life’s a beach for dogs off-leash trial Neil Walker

Brushing up: Mentone Mordialloc Art Group members Marion Cowdell, left, and Julie McDonald looking forward to the group’s annual exhibition at Mentone Activity Hub. Picture: Gary Sissons

Gearing up for art gala THE Mentone Mordialloc Art Group is hosting its annual Gala Exhibition and Sale this month. Inspiring artworks from talent group members will be on display to admire and buy. The not-for-profit organisation, managed by volunteers, hosts regular art lessons and classes for artists of all abilities and ages. The Gala Exhibition and Sale opening night will be held at Mentone Activity Hub, 29 Venice Street, Mentone

on Wednesday 20 June, 8pm. The exhibition will be open for public view daily 10am4pm until Saturday 1 July. The art group was formed in 1956 and moved to its premises at Mentone Activity Hub, 29 Venice St, Mentone in April 2016 from Old Granary Lane. See or call 9584 6376 for more details.

DOGS will be allowed to roam free at a section of Edithvale beach as part of a trial of a possible 24-hour off-leash area. Councillors at the 28 May public council meeting voted to allow dogs to walk off-leash along the Edithvale foreshore between Somme Lane and Bristol Avenue but are seeking community feedback on the plan. South Ward councillor David Eden said people may completely back or oppose the move or be happy for it to proceed “with some modifications”. He acknowledged “a compromise” between dog owners and non-pet owners is needed when deciding where dogs can walk off-leash on beaches. “It’s something that a lot of people in the community are passionate about,” Cr Eden said at the meeting. “When you’re talking about dogs, for a lot of people, you’re talking about their loved ones.” Fellow South Ward councillor Georgina Oxley said councillors are comfortable considering other areas for dogs to be allowed to off-leash. “None of the councillors are wedded to this area. We’re certainly happy to consider other areas.” Council officers also flagged alternative areas in Chelsea and Carrum for potential off-leash designation in a report lodged at the council meeting.

Officers recommended an off-leash area to be introduced at Carrum beach since it “would be a better outcome in respect to a permanent dog off-leash area as this location is a quieter area of foreshore and would minimise conflict with competing users of the foreshore”. That area, near Osprey Lane, is already an off-leash area at specific times of the year. South Ward councillor Tamsin Bearsley noted: “We’ve had a lot of success with the Mentone dog offleash 24-hour area … [but] Mentone is a long way off” for South Ward dog owners. Council will advertise the proposed Edithvale off-leash area for community feedback before any final decision. See or call 1300 653 356 for more information.




Environment Effects Statement (EES) Inquiry


When Monday 4 June to Thursday 7 June starting from 10am Wednesday 13 June to Friday 15 June starting from 10am (Please note the 14 June session will start at 9am) Where Patterson River Golf Club The Fairway, Bonbeach

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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The Inquiry into the Edithvale and Bonbeach Environment Effects Statement (EES) will hear from those who made submissions on the rail trenches proposed for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals, and will inform the Minister for Planning’s decision on the projects.

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 13 June 2018


13 June 2018  

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 13 June 2018

13 June 2018  

Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 13 June 2018