7 August 2019

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Cost cut for time on bay A DAY’S fishing will be cheaper from next month with the abolition of parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the introduction of free parking and launching by 1 September, and upgrading and maintaining ramps at Mordialloc, Queenscliff, Point Richards, Hastings, Rhyll and Cowes jetty. The state government made a big splash about freeing up boating and fishing fees in the lead up to the November election, saying “every dollar of licence and registration revenue [will] go towards improving boating facilities and safety”. “Boat launching fees cost Victorian families hundreds of dollars a year – we said we’d abolish them and we’re delivering,” Premier Daniel Andrews said on the weekend. “Free public boat ramps will make it cheaper and easier to get out on the water and enjoy everything our bays, lakes and rivers have to offer.” Boating minister Jaala Pulford said “we’ve listened to boaters and are delivering on our commitment to scrap parking and launching fees, making it cheaper and easier more for more Victorians to get involved in recreational boating and fishing.”

Sports works scheduled WORKS to revamp Roy Dore Reserve in Carrum have been scheduled for late 2019. The project will see the reserve get a new main pavilion, tennis pavilion and courts, and lighting upgrades. The project is to be completed in stages, with the final stage scheduled to finish by 2023. Kingston ratepayers contributed $4.8 million to the project, while the state government allocated $4 million of taxpayer money to the works. The mayor Georgina Oxley said “this incredible new facility will benefit a whole range of local groups and help provide Carrum with highquality facilities to enjoy for decades to come.” Carrum Patterson Lakes sports club president Andrew Adams said “this upgraded precinct will serve thousands of local families and act as a key community focal point for Carrum. We can’t wait for the final result.”

Grants given by council KINGSTON Council has allocated $1.46 million to community groups in the latest round of community grants. A total of 220 applications were made for grants. Council designated over $500,000 for neighbourhood houses and community centres, and over $70,000 for local SES units. The mayor Geogina Oxley said “the grants will assist many not-for-profit groups and help them deliver a wide range of services, programs and special events to the community.” “There are so many fantastic community groups doing great work across Kingston. Council is proud to be able to support their efforts,” she said.

THE boat launching ramp at Patterson River. Boat launching fees are set to be abolished in time for Spring. Picture: Gary Sissons

Boats, beer and sliders for dad on Father’s Day


IF you can’t think beyond the usual socks and cufflinks for Father’s Day gifts, why not try something outside the box and surprise dad with an awesome day of boutique beer, specialty pies and a few hours of sailing on Port Phillip Bay. Searoad Ferries is planning a Father’s Day extravaganza created by head chef Jason Bushell on Sunday 1 September. Departing from Sorrento at 11am, the whole family can enjoy a ‘Bloke’s High Tea’ with a specially created menu of sliders, pies and a paddle of beer for dad from breweries on both sides of the bay. A selection of sweet dishes will complement the hearty affair. Served in the Portsea Lounge

aboard Searoad Ferries, the Bloke’s High Tea sailings is sure to be a hit. Cost is adults $65, children (4-15) $35 and children (3 & under) $15 and bookings are essential. For more information visit: http://www. searoad.com.au/high-tea/

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BLOKES HIGH TEA Fathers Day | Sept 1st

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7 August 2019


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