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EDITHVALE Bowling Club veteran Frank Baguley in action ahead of a three-day carnival at the club in his and wife Isabel’s honour. See Page 4. Picture: Gary Sissons

Pompei ‘peace deal’ sealed Neil Walker A BITTER dispute over licences and leases at Mordialloc Creek has ended in a settlement and an agreement. Kingston Council announced last Wednesday (28 February) that agreement had finally been reached between council and tenant Leon Pompei after “months of legal action”.

Mr Pompei, son of legendary “Mr Mordialloc” Jack Pompei, has been at loggerheads with council for several years over lease terms at the creek. Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said in a statement last week that agreement has been reached “on a lease for parts of land at the Mordialloc Creek”. Cr Staikos said the lease agreement at the community rate of $104 per annum is “similar to one offered to

Mr Pompei by Council in December 2015, with a longer-term and slightly increased lease area”. Council said a new public pathway will be built to the north of the lease area and a fence will clearly mark the site. Cr Staikos said the long-running legal action had cost about $800,000 since legal proceedings began in 2016. “We’re pleased that Mr Pompei

has entered into a formal lease and licence arrangement that ensures the ongoing presence of the Pompei family on the Mordialloc Creek,” Cr Staikos said. “The nine-year lease clearly sets out the areas where Mr Pompei can operate from and also allows for joint use of the boat ramp with the Mordialloc Boating and Angling Club.” The boating and angling club agreed to sign a lease offered by

council in early 2015. Mr Pompei declined to sign the lease offered at the time arguing since the creek land is crown land council had no right to impose lease terms. Under the terms of the new lease, Mr Pompei’s business Pompei’s Marine Pty Ltd will continue to carry out boats maintenance work including paint sales and boats hire. Continued Page 3

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