Booze free October on cards
Get on Q&A bus
MENTONE residents are invited to attend a live broadcast of ABC TV’s Q&A show on Monday 4 September. A free bus service will leave from a central location in Mentone at 7pm to ferry audience members to ABC’s Southbank studios for the show hosted by Tony Jones. A return bus will leave Melbourne at 10.45pm to head back to Mentone. The 4 September edition of Q&A is a Melbourne Writers Festival Special featuring authors Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age), Shashi Tharoor (Inglorious Empire: What the British did in India), Kim Scott (Benang), Laurie Penny (Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent) and Michael Fullilove (A Larger Australia). Audience members can submit questions for the Q&A panel. See abc.net.au and search for ‘Q&A audience booking’ or call 8333 4065 to register for free transport to and from Southbank to attend the show. Quote ‘Bayside News/Mentone bus’ for priority booking.
GIVING up booze for a month will see drinkers raise money — but not a glass of beer, wine or spirits — for an ongoing campaign to teach children in schools about healthy food and drink choices. Ocsober is a fundraiser that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October for sponsorship money to support Life Education Australia, the organisation behind the educational mascot Healthy Harold the Giraffe. Kingston mayor Cr David Eden has signed up as an ambassador for Ocsober. “Every child and parent will know the great work Healthy Harold does in our local schools teaching children important lessons about safety, bullying, health and alcohol drug education,” Cr Eden said. “They do a fantastic job providing fun, age-appropriate sessions to help our kids make healthy choices. “We can all help support Life Education while improving our own health by giving up alcohol for Ocsober.” See ocsober.com.au for details.
New bus route
Cheers: Mayor David Eden and Harold the Healthy Giraffe toast an alcohol-free October with glasses of water. Picture: Gary Sissons
Bypass feedback sought CONCEPT designs for the Mordialloc Bypass have been released and Kingston residents are being asked by the state government for their say. A nine-kilometre link between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Dingley Bypass will be built at a cost of $300 million. Input from the community will shape the final design, with locals encouraged to view and comment on the plans through an interactive map on the VicRoads site online. Geotechnical investigations were recently undertaken within the Mordialloc Creek wetlands to determine potential bridge pier locations and investigate environmental impacts. The final design of the Bypass will be determined through an extensive
planning and environmental process, which includes a referral to the Planning Minister’s Office to determine if an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) is required. The outcome of the EES referral is expected by September. “Feedback from local residents and businesses will be integral in determining the final design of the project – that’s why it’s important that everyone has their say on this much needed project,” Mordialloc Labor MP Tim Richardson said. “VicRoads will hold pop up information sessions to raise awareness of the project, meet with local community groups, and give the community an opportunity to view plans for the project.”
Mordialloc Community Centre Thursday 31 August, 4-8pm n Mordialloc Plaza - Friday 1 September, 10am-5pm n Keysborough South Shopping Centre - Saturday 2 September, 9am-5pm n Parkmore Shopping Centre – Thursday 7 September, 10am-9pm n Lakeview Shopping Centre (Patterson Lakes) – Saturday 9 September, 9am-5pm n Aspendale Gardens Shopping Centre - Saturday 16 September, 9am-5pm The community will be able to provide feedback until late September. To find out more see engage. vicroads.vic.gov.au/mordiallocbypass online. n
ROUTE 833 bus services are being extended to Carrum train station from 27 August. Buses at Carrum Station in the morning peak will co-ordinate with trains towards the city, and with trains from the city to Carrum in the evening peak. The extended Route 833 service will run via Cadles Road, providing Carrum Downs and Sandhurst residents with a reliable connection to Carrum station. The new extension will go down Wedge and Frankston-Dandenong Rd, before making a U-turn at Knox St to come back up Frankston-Dandenong Rd. The service will then go down Wedge Rd, McCormicks Rd, Thompsons Rd, McLeod Rd and Station St, before terminating at Carrum Station.
The extended route will also provide access to Lakeview Shopping Centre, Patterson Lakes Primary School, Carrum Primary School on its new path. Route 833 will continue to operate at a 30-minute frequency throughout the week and 60 minutes on weekends. The new bus timetable is available at ptv.vic.gov.au online.
SCHOOL exams are fast approaching so Kingston Youth Services is bringing back its popular homework and study club at the Aspendale Youth Cove. Volunteer tutors will be available at the club every Tuesday from 3.30pm.5.30pm to help encourage students to hit the books. Kingston mayor Cr David Eden said the Homework Club is a free service giving young people a quiet, supportive place to study in the lead-up to school exams. “In addition to help from the supportive volunteer tutors, students can also use the centre’s computers, internet and printers.” Aspendale Youth Cove is based at the Aspendale Gardens Community Centre, 103-105 Kearney Drive. The Aspendale Youth Cove is open 3.30pm.5.30pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Young people are invited to drop in to access information and support or take part in a range of fun, free programs including social events, sports and recreation programs, art and cooking classes. For more information, see kingstonyouth.org.au or call Kingston Youth Services on 1300 369 436.
RUBBISH bins will be removed by Parks Victoria alongside Patterson River and at the National Water Sports Centre from 1 September. Visitors will be asked to “carry in carry out” rubbish and are being urged to take rubbish home for recycling or disposal.
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30 August 2017