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Carols kick off Christmas celebrations THE Carols by Kingston event is set to take place next weekend. Performers set to take the stage at the carols event include Rhonda Burchmore and Tim Campbell. The Mordialloc Jazz Orchestra will kick off proceedings on the main stage from 6pm. Santa will arrive at 8pm, and the night will be capped off

by fireworks just before 10pm. A Christmas Gift Market, Kids Zone, face painting, and rides are also there to be enjoyed. Bicentennial Park at Thames Promenade Chelsea will play host to the free evening. It takes place on 8 December. For a full schedule of events,

visit kingston.vic.gov.au/Places-andEvents/

YOUNG attendees at last years Carols by Kingston enjoying the music and festivities. Picture: Supplied

PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA Public Accounts and Estimates Committee

Edithvale public hearing on Ramsar Wetlands Are we meeting obligations to protect wetlands under the Ramsar Convention? Tuesday 3 December 2019 9.30am to 12.45pm Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre, 278 Edithvale Road, Chelsea Heights For more details see www.parliament.vic.gov.au/paec/inquiries or phone (03) 8682 2867

Recycler’s pitch for Boat app launched longer stay rejected AN app to help keep boaties up to Continued from Page 1 The Alex Fraser Group sent a letter out to Clarinda residents earlier this month pitching their case for a longer stay. They threatened that “Victoria’s recycling crisis would worsen” if their site shut down (“Recycler pitches longer stay”, The News, 13/11/19). Kingston Council was embroiled in the recycling crisis this year, and was forced to send tonnes of recycling to landfill after SKM shut their doors. The letter also read that if the site shut down by 2023, the land would be unavailable for public use. The letter detailed the recycler’s plan for the land if an extension of their permit is issued. “To provide certainty about the site’s long term use, Alex Fraser has committed to give the Kingston community ownership of the 22 hectares of land in 2033. We’d love to see this land redeveloped to serve the community as a public park and recreation space,” the letter read. “To help fund this kind of community development, Alex Fraser would lease the land from the community until the planning permit expires in 2038, providing Kingston City Council with $1 million in rent every year for five years.” Cr Oxley said that “the company has known for four years they would need to find a new location, and the Victorian government has been working with them to find alternatives. They still have another four years to find a suitable site that will ensure both the company’s long-term success and an end to waste related activities in the Green Wedge.”

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date with the weather and water conditions was launched last week. The Boating Vic app was unveiled by the state government at a press conference at Patterson River last week. The state government says that the app will include “ramp and carpark vision (live at selected locations), along with localised information such as, marine weather forecasts, warnings, notifications, facility information and safety advice from a range of agencies.” Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “with more people on the water as we head into summer, we want to make sure you’re prepared for a safer trip.” “It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced boater or just getting out on the water for the first time, conditions on the water can change very quickly which is why this new app is so important,” she said. “Whether you’re boating on the bay or enjoying a paddle on Patterson River, Boating Vic, with real time weather and boat launch conditions, helps locals plan a safer day on the water.” The state government says they launched the app in response to an evaluation of Maritime Safety Victoria’s (MSV) 2018/19 campaign, which found that 50 per cent of boaters and 85 per cent of paddlers don’t check the weather while they are out on the water. The app release coincided with the launch of the state government’s Know the Weather safety campaign, aimed at making sure boaters and fishers know the conditions before getting out on the water this summer. The Boating Vic app is available on the Google Play or Apple app stores.

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