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MORDIALLOC MP Lorraine Wreford and Carrum MP Donna Bauer are among those pleased with progress on the dredging of Mordialloc Creek. They are in front of the sheet pile works that were carried out at Lambert Island. Picture: Yanni

Applause for dredging By Jo Winterbottom WORK is proceeding on the longawaited dredging of Mordialloc Creek to once again allow it to be used by boaties in all tides and all weather. Dredging by contractor Thiess Services is taking place between the rail line and Pompei Bridge on Nepean Highway after the completion of dredging from the Governor Rd boat ramp to the rail line last month. The race is now on to complete dredging to the mouth of the creek before annual snapper spawning begins in November. The works have been greeted with applause and a sigh of relief from Mordialloc Creek Community, a group representing 13 professional and rec-


reational groups using the waterway. MCC convener Garry Spencer, whose power boat got stuck on mud at the mouth of the creek in parlous circumstances last year, said he was “delighted� the creek would again be navigable. “We’ve been working very hard for years to get this dredging happening and we are absolutely delighted that it is going according to schedule,� he said. “It is the only harbour between Sandringham and Martha Cove that can be used in all [weather] conditions and it is a very important safe harbour.� Mr Spencer praised Kingston Council, which is managing the project, as well as local MPs Lorraine Wreford, Donna Bauer and Inga Peulich, who he said helped secure $6 million in state


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moorings and a pontoon landing for small boats. Initial dredging of moorings around Lambert Island was carried out by Kingston Council last year at a cost of $1.5 million. Mr Spencer said silting had reduced the depth of the creek so that it had become unnavigable by even small boats for up to 12 hours each tide cycle. “There was a day just before Christmas last year when about 100 boats were queued up outside the creek mouth waiting to get out of a bad blow,� he said. “If people are coming out of Docklands or other harbours around Port Phillip and they need to get out of the weather, they need to be able to run into Mordialloc Creek to be safe.�

The creek was last dredged in 1997, but silting and contamination has been a problem for decades (see story Page 3). Kingston Council CEO John Nevins said new drainage works in the creek’s catchment area and the planned extension of wetlands in the Governor Rd area would reduce silt and contaminated runoff going into the creek. Mr Spencer said MCC and the Mordialloc Creek Advisory Committee would now turn its attention to a maintenance dredging program to ensure the creek remained navigable. Initial projections suggested regular dredging every four years might be sufficient. “Mordialloc Creek is an asset and, like all assets, it needs to be managed,� he said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mr Mordiallocâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jack Pompeiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creek legacy By Jo Winterbottom â&#x20AC;&#x153;FISH would swim up the creek with tears in their eyes. That was how clean the water was.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to imagine now, but Jack Pompei is referring to Mordialloc Creek in this quote from the Kingston Historical Website. A boat builder, fisherman and local legend once known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mr Mordiallocâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Jack Pompei died at the end of 2008, aged 85. He remembered the creek in its near-natural state and throughout his lifetime campaigned tirelessly to see it rehabilitated and protected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take the creek out of Mordialloc and there would be nothing there,â&#x20AC;? he argued. One imagines Jack Pompei would have been happy to see the dredges at work on his beloved creek. He railed against government inaction while the creek silted up and became a murky trickle almost unrecognisable from the pristine playground of his youth. In an interview with Kingston Council historian Graham Whitehead in 1998, Mr Pompei recalled: â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a time on a Saturday when we would have 88,000 people at Mordialloc having picnics and enjoying the beach and creekâ&#x20AC;ŚThere were six passenger boats that would bring people to the Mordialloc pier. There were 20 fishermen tying up their boats in the creek. People enjoyed the creek as it was full of fish. There was bream, flathead, whiting and snapperâ&#x20AC;ŚYou could take passengers up as far as Springvale Road bridge.â&#x20AC;?

Muddied waters: Jack Pompei with boats sitting on mud in Mordialloc Creek, 1976. Picture courtesy of City of Kingston, Kingston Collection.

Mr Whitehead reports that the creek was â&#x20AC;&#x153;blockedâ&#x20AC;? after a severe flood in 1934, allowing silt and rubbish to build up. Fish disappeared and bathers were warned not to swim in Mordialloc Creek. In the 1990s, Mr Pompei collected a petition with 8000 signatures demanding action to save the creek and a meeting was held at Dallas Brooks Hall in Melbourne.

Those involved in recent campaigning for dredging of the creek will understand the frustration felt by Mr Pompei. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had meeting after meeting; it goes on forever,â&#x20AC;? he said at the time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not prepared to spend money on it you might as well barrel it and fill it in.â&#x20AC;? Jack Pompei claimed to have res-

cued more than 600 people who had got into trouble on Port Phillip and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to marine search and rescue efforts. With his vast experience and knowledge of the bay, he understood the importance of maintaining Mordialloc Creek as a safe harbour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the safest port and the worst entrance, it must be protected in

Footy umpire â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bashedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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By Jo Winterbottom A CHELSEA junior footballer will front the tribunal this week after allegedly bashing an umpire during a junior game at Mt Eliza on Sunday. The under-16s game between Chelsea and Mt Eliza junior football clubs was abandoned after the incident in which the umpireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nose was allegedly broken. Frankston and District Junior Football League President Stuart Mason attempted to diffuse controversy yesterday, confirming â&#x20AC;&#x153;an incident between an umpire and am under-16 Chelsea playerâ&#x20AC;? but said he was unable to reveal any details, including the nature of the umpireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injuries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right at the moment itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit

TWO men have been charged over a string of deceptions at four Bunnings stores in the south eastern suburbs. Detectives from Kingston crime investigation unit arrested the men on Saturday after a tip off from a Bunnings security guard. Detective Senior Constable Amelia Faulkner said the men were apprehended outside the Bunnings store in Moorabbin, where it is alleged they obtained property by deception in an ingenuous but simple sting. Police later searched a house in Mordialloc where they allege they found 13 items obtained by deception from Bunnings stores in the past month.

sketchy,â&#x20AC;? he said yesterday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are investigating and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s following its course. It will go to the tribunal sometime this week.â&#x20AC;? A spokesman for Frankston and District Junior Football League Umpires Association, who would only give his name as Rob, declined to comment. Mr Mason said the league had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;zero toleranceâ&#x20AC;? approach towards â&#x20AC;&#x153;violence and misbehaviourâ&#x20AC;? and he was disappointed that Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incident had attracted intense interest from the media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re disappointed at any [violent] incident, but it is a very rare occurrence,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people do a power of work every week to get these kids playing

footy but unfortunately the media is only interested when something like this happens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have more than 3500 kids playing football every Sunday and the general behaviour and encouragement for those kids is amazing.â&#x20AC;? There were more than 90 umpires serving the junior league and the umpiring division. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We provide a safe environment for umpires and any incident like this is a worry,â&#x20AC;? he said. FDJFL vice president and umpiring coordinator Bryant Boys could not be contacted yesterday. The News also attempted to contact officials from Mt Eliza and Chelsea junior football clubs, to no avail.

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all seas,â&#x20AC;? he told Mr Whitehead. He had visions of the residents of new estates in Aspendale boating into Mordialloc to go shopping. Jack Pompei imagined: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bring the passenger boats back to bring tourist into the town. They will spend money and people will be employed. Put in silt traps, replant the red gum trees that produce durable wood and dredge once every three years.â&#x20AC;?

Bunnings thefts The items included hedge trimmers, garden blowers, spit roast cookers, barbecues, pressure cleaners, a mower and a hot water unit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are yet to tally the value of the items, but we are looking at a fair bit of cash there,â&#x20AC;? said Detective Senior Constable Faulkner. She said the security guard noticed the pair allegedly acting suspiciously and recognised them from another Bunnings store where he had been stationed. The men, a 29-year-old from Chelsea and a 39-year-old from Moorabbin, were each charged with 10 counts of obtaining property by deception. They were bailed to appear in Moorabbin Magistrateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court on 18 September.




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Green wedges face more development By David Harrison and Mike Hast CITY of Kingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green wedge zone could face intensive development under far-reaching proposals released by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. Mr Guy claimed his â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweeping reformsâ&#x20AC;? of rural zones, which include Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 green wedges, would promote intensive agriculture by removing â&#x20AC;&#x153;the onerous requirements for a planning permitâ&#x20AC;?. But the proposed changes also would open the way for more commercial development, allowing previously prohibited uses including schools and medical centres. Abattoirs, rural industry such as pig food processing, and the sale of primary produce also would be allowed. Of these, only abattoirs would need a permit. Service stations and display homes have been removed from the list of prohibited uses on green wedge land, but the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposals do not show if they would now be allowed in the zone. One government document refers to many prohibited uses becoming discretionary. The reforms would give councils flexibility to allow more than one house on farm properties and reduce the minimum size of hobby farms from eight to two hectares. There would be a relaxation of conditions for the development of â&#x20AC;&#x153;residential buildingsâ&#x20AC;? including backpacker hostels, aged care complexes, and residential hotels and convention centres. Critics of the proposals, which have not been finalised, say Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

green wedge zones were at risk of losing their rural characters. Green wedges, often called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lungsâ&#x20AC;?, were introduced by the Hamer Liberal government in the early 1970s. Kingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedges are part of the South East Green Wedge, which also is in the municipalities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and Frankston, one of 12 wedges that form a ring around Melbourne. Kingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedge is about 2000 hectares. Only 20 per cent of Kingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green wedge land is zoned Green Wedge.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr (Matthew) Guy is claiming to make agriculture easier, but allowing smaller lot sizes would kill it offâ&#x20AC;? Bangholme farmer Alan Hood Included in green wedges is Moorabbin airport, Braeside Park, Karkarook Park, golf courses and sports grounds, farms and market gardens, quarries, landfill and recycling centres, and plant nurseries. In his press release of 17 July, Mr Guy said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green wedges are not stagnant zones, their intention is to be a working agricultural buffer for niche industries; these reforms will provide a much greater ability for the intention of the zone to be fully realised.â&#x20AC;?

He does not give examples of â&#x20AC;&#x153;niche industriesâ&#x20AC;? or expand on how they would expedite â&#x20AC;&#x153;the intention of the zoneâ&#x20AC;?. But elsewhere documents state the proposed changes â&#x20AC;&#x153;will support agricultural activity, allow more tourismrelated uses and support population retention to sustain rural communitiesâ&#x20AC;?. Bangholme farmer Alan Hood told The News the key regulation that had preserved open space was the minimum lot size of 40 hectares and one house per lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr Guy is claiming to make agriculture easier, but allowing smaller lot sizes would kill it off,â&#x20AC;? he said. Grazing cattle and sheep, and growing crops would require a permit, he said, but primary produce sales would be allowed without a permit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Expect to see garish, feral buildings selling cheap oranges, mangoes, fish, meat, etc with no requirement for it to be grown on site,â&#x20AC;? he said. The closing date for public comment on the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed changes is 21 September. The website is Click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get involved in planningâ&#x20AC;? and follow the links. Long-time urban sprawl critic Professor Michael Buxton of RMIT University (a Mordialloc councillor in the 1970s) is guest speaker at Dingley Village Community Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual meeting next Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Dingley Village Community Centre, 31B Marcus Rd. He will talk about Kingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Green Wedge Plan. Details: 9551 5442.

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Wedge plan still not approved KINGSTON Council has spent more than $340,000 on a green wedge management plan, which was completed more than three months ago but has yet to be approved. The delay has raised concerns of some community and environment groups. More than 1100 residents took part in community consultations for the plan, prepared by consultants Planisphere. All councils with green wedges were required by the state government to prepare plans to protect wedges. David Madill, of Dingley Village Community Association, said in almost all respects it was an excellent plan â&#x20AC;&#x153;which should provide for the Kingston green wedge to be cleaned up, preserved and enhanced for use and enjoyment of future generationsâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our association together with

Defenders of the South East Green Wedge, Kingston Conservation and Environment Coalition, and Mordialloc Beaumaris Conservation League are concerned about the plan sitting on a desk and we fear more urban development may be allowed, which would benefit a few developers and their supporters.â&#x20AC;? Green wedges should be retained for parkland, environmental conservation, recreation, agriculture and open space, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingston has the closest green wedge to Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urban centre. In decades to come, when suburbs stretch unbroken from Sunbury to Warragul, Kingston can be the living, breathing life-support system for a choking metropolis. Open space that is lost now will never be recovered.â&#x20AC;? Mike Hast


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Wetlands bird watchers find new place to hide By Jo Winterbottom WORK on a new viewing platform at Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands has stalled after it became apparent cultural heritage approval was required before any works in the area could be undertaken. The holdup is the latest in a series of setbacks beginning with the closure of the bird hide on Edithvale Rd two years ago. Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands vice-president Robin Clarey said members were frustrated by the continuing closure of the hide, which has been condemned by Melbourne Water. The new viewing platform had been designed as a replacement while negotiations continue to replace the hide. “The bird watching is not the same without the hide, but we have established a committee to work on replacing the bird hide,” Ms Clarey said. Melbourne Water was working on the cultural heritage approvals, she said, but it would be a race to build the new viewing platform before migratory birds begin arriving from around the world next month for their spring and summer sojourn at Edithvale. As one of 2044 wetlands on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands adheres to the Ramsar Convention, which stipulates migratory birds must not be disturbed by the noise of building works. High water levels over the past two years had also stymied building works, Ms Clarey said. While the bird hide is out of action, FESW will open the Wetlands Discovery Centre twice a month. FESW members will be on hand to answer

Volunteers: Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands members Margaret, Robin, Celia and David outside the Wetlands Discovery Centre, which the group will open to the public twice a month.

questions and talk about the wetlands, its resident and visiting birdlife and other flora and fauna. The group is still hard at work on other activities such as weed eradication, revegetation and the control of domestic and feral animals in the wetlands. The Wetlands Discovery Centre in Edithvale Rd will be open to the public on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 1-5pm.

Condemned: The bird hide was closed by Melbourne Water.

Festivals performers wanted APPLICATIONS for performers for the 2013 Season of Festivals are being sought by Kingston City Council. The council hosts major events including the Globe to Globe World Music Festival, Mordialloc by the Bay Fine Food, Wine and Music Festival, and the Kingston Harvest Festival. The Globe to Globe World Music Festival showcases world music, while the Kingston Harvest Festival features country and bluegrass music. The Mordialloc by the Bay Fine Food, Wine and Music Festival boasts a range of musical genres including jazz and blues music, as well as a non-stop swing and Latin stage. Mayor John Ronke says council is hunting for the next exciting line-up of performers to continue Kingston’s tradition of putting on fun, well-attended festivals with talented musical acts. Performers who display a unique musical style and stage presence relevant to the genre of each individual festival, play predominantly original music and present a high level of artistic professionalism are required. Further details are available online at Musicians, dance groups and workshops can apply online. All other acts, for example roving performers, can contact Events at Kingston Council on 9581 4754 or email Applications close 31 August 2012.




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Hooked: Nina Gondos, left, with the pelican found in the Patterson River tangled in metres of 100kg fishing line, a large hook and a 155gram sinker, above.

Angler’s cast-off a death trap for pelican By Keith Platt IT took wildlife carers three days to catch up with a pelican first spotted swimming off Seaford beach tangled up in a fishing line. The hapless bird was struggling and unable to fly because it was held fast by a large fishing hook, heavy gauge line and a 155-gram lead sinker. The first sighting was on Saturday 21 July, but it was not until the injured bird had three days later made its way up the Patterson River that it was caught seeking refuge under the Wells Rd bridge. One day later it was dead.

“It had a big skin tear on its wing, which was open to the air and contained a lot of fluid,” wildlife carer Gill Donath said. “The vets checked it out and gave it a dose of antibiotics, but it was too late.” The pelican was the latest report of marine animals and birds being entangled in lost or discarded fishing gear. Ian Gondos, who responded to the first call about the pelican, said anglers should not cut hooked birds free. “They should carefully and quietly bring the bird in and unhook them,” he said.

“The pelican’s bill should be handled with great care as it is not very strong and cannot be fixed once broken. “Pelicans are not armed with any weapons that can injure you, however many sea birds use their sharp bills to spear fish so please wear glasses and wrap a towel around the bird to control it then you can get at the hook.” Mr Gondos and Ms Donath are members of AWARE (Australian Wildlife Assistance Rescue and Education). Ms Donath, who runs a wildlife shelter at Langwarrin South, said she

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had earlier this year spent five weeks caring for another pelican found in distress under Rosebud pier. “It had a head injury and was unable to keep its balance,” she said. “The vets gave it three courses of antibiotics but it was unable to preen itself and was losing its waterproofing.” The bird was transferred to a wildlife centre at Phillip Island but had to eventually be euthanised. Ms Donath said this was a “quiet time” of the year for injured animals, although she was now caring for four

young possums, a galah, a corella, a rosella and two eastern grey kangaroos. All the animals in her care were victims on one way or another of “impact by humans”. The possums had been orphaned when their parents were hit by cars, one of the kangaroos had been found tangled in a fence, the corella and rosella were injured on the road while the galah had been grabbed by a dog in a leash-free area. For help with injured wildlife contact AWARE on 0412 433 727 or

Better Ironman traffic promise By Mike Hast NEXT year’s Asia Pacific Ironman Championship in Frankston will be better planned than the inaugural event in March, Frankston Council has promised. Analysis of the strengths and failings of the event were presented to councillors at their most recent meeting. The report stated it was an overall success, but traffic management as well as notifying residents and motorists travelling through Frankston about road closures had been inadequate. “The event resulted in significant traffic diversions and congestion” and was a major concern, the report stated. “The impact of traffic congestion has the potential to restrict the level of emergency and medical services access to Frankston and the peninsula if the 2012 traffic management plan was relied on in the future. “However, steps are being taken to improve traffic management and all emergency services continue to be actively involved in ... discussions. “The proposed route change for the 2013 bike leg is seen as a key to improving traffic congestion.” The opening of Peninsula Link would also improve traffic flow. The council wants to see traffic arrangements for next year’s event three months beforehand. The report was neutral in detailing congestion that occurred on Sunday 25 March, but the council was hit with a truckload of complaints after some drivers spent hours in gridlock. Many motorists were furious over the long delays. Nepean Highway and EastLink tollway were closed to vehicles, which created chaos on the roads and made it a miserable day for many. The council encouraged residents and volun-

teers to write to local newspapers praising the event, but other residents were critical. The Times reported community stalwart Pat Bentley of Frankston South, a member of Frankston Beach Association, dubbing it an “Ironman traffic debacle” (‘Iron will needed in traffic jams’, 29/3/12). She said the council had much to answer for, “causing such awful mayhem with lack of traffic management”. “If you lived south of the CAD, bad luck. No detour signs, no police, an emergency vehicle gridlocked and cars stuck for hours in an enormous traffic jam with thousands of angry drivers, of which I was one.” The council received 53 written complaints, 50 about traffic and three about negative impacts on business. It received 19 letters of congratulation. The ironman consisted of a 3.8km swim along Frankston’s waterfront, a 180km bike ride winding its way through central Frankston and up EastLink tollway, and a 42.2km run from Frankston waterfront up Nepean Highway to St Kilda. The council report stated about 30,000 spectators and supporters saw the start and “then dispersed to various locations”. The report did not reveal the event’s full cost to council, but it spent $25,000 on entertainers, tables, chairs, marquees, VIP function, “advertising and communications” and signs. “Ironman provided a $30 contribution per volunteer sourced by council, as a result a contribution of nearly $9000 will be made to the Frankston Community Fund. “Event organisers and owners (Ironman/USM) and the state government are liaising with all key stakeholders to ensure the event is even better in 2013.”

Victory Park wins clean sweep Pets patrol By Jo Winterbottom THE City of Kingston has won two gongs in the Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria awards for Victory Park in Chelsea. The park in Camp St on Chelsea foreshore won the Friendly Beach category of the 2012 Clean Beach Awards and topped the Pam Keating Environmental Sustainability section for water and energy efficient park design. Renovation of the long-neglected reserve was completed in April with installation of a new toilet block and

decorative mural, boardwalks, beach showers and furniture. The improvements followed new picnic and barbecue areas and two adventure playgrounds designed by Kingston coordinator of park projects Steve Perumal. Victory Park beat neighbouring Frankston Council, which had two projects in the Friendly Beach category – its summer beach buggy patrol and the Keast Park Community Pavilion. The fourth contender was the City of Port Phillip’s ‘No Cuts

No Butts’ anti-litter campaign. Victory Park also won in the water and energy efficient park design section, where Kingston Council received praise for using recycled and energy efficient products in the park redevelopment. Among the environmentally friendly features of the park are timers on the showers, drinking fountains and taps, low-energy LED lighting, a floating roof on the toilet block to maximise natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting, and boardwalks

made from a product combining recycled milk containers and recycled wood. In addition, excess water from the showers is diverted to water gardens in the park.

Friendliest foreshore: Keep Australia Beautiful judges David Moncrieff, left, and Tony Wissenden, with Kingston mayor John Ronke, centre, inspect Victory Park in Chelsea after its renovation.

KINGSTON Council will be doorknocking homes from August to October to ensure all dogs and cats over three months old are registered. Residents who have an unregistered animal can contact council as soon as possible on 1300 653 356 to register their pet. Kingston mayor John Ronke encourages all cat and dog owners to register their pets, because it is the best way to ensure they are returned to owners if they are found wearing the council identification marker. “Council recognises the benefits of pet ownership and the value and enjoyment that animals bring to people and families. Registration not only makes it easier to identify lost pets, but the fees also covers an important range of other services such as council control of dangerous and restricted breed dogs, the lost and found service and state government education programs,” Cr Ronke said. It is a requirement under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 to register all dogs and cats from three months of age. Fines of up to $282 can apply for having an unregistered animal. Animal registrations for the 2012-13 financial year were due on 10 April. Renewal notices and courtesy reminder notices were sent to owners who have not renewed their pet’s registration, advising them to pay now to avoid fines. Council local laws officers will conduct random house calls in Kingston from September to detect unregistered dogs and cats and will visit those who have not renewed their registration. All local laws officers will wear a City of Kingston uniform and have appropriate identification.

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Four multiculturism grants for Mordialloc THE Victorian Government has awarded $10,500 in multicultural grants to four Mordialloc organisations. Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras approved the grants to support Victorian multicultural community organisations with infrastructure projects, festivals, events and organisational support. The successful applicants were the Hellenic Community ($8000) to install a disabled

ramp and upgrade a bathroom, the Lemnian Community ($1,500) for their 100-year anniversary of independence festival, the Lemnian Community of Victoria ($500) to provide organisational support, and the Benevolent Association of Nafpaktians ($500) for their festival of St Dimitrius Annual Dance. The funding is distributed to Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multicultural groups annually through the Community Grants Program.

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Call for bandicoot fences By Mike Hast PRESSURE is mounting on the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Parks Victoria over the decision to not build predatorproof fences around Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve. Frankston Council is the latest body to lobby the state government’s two environment agencies to reinstate the plan to build fences to protect wildlife – including the iconic southern brown bandicoot – in the Frankston North reserve, now divided in two by Peninsula Link freeway. At its most recent meeting, all Frankston councillors agreed to lobby DSE and Parks Victoria as well as the state government freeway authority

Linking Melbourne Authority, Environment Minister Ryan Smith, Planning Minister Matthew Guy, Transport Minister Terry Mulder, and area MPs Geoff Shaw (Frankston) and Jude Perera (Cranbourne). DSE and Parks Victoria have been working behind the scenes to alter a federal government permit requirement issued under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the freeway to cut through the reserve. DSE and Parks claim building the fences at a cost of $1 million and maintaining them for seven years at a cost of $600,000 is wasted money and the agencies want to divert the cash to other areas of Victoria where bandicoots exist in greater numbers.

Animal crackers: Frankston Council, DSE, Parks Victoria and environmentalists are wrangling over predator-proof fences in Pines Fauna and Flora Reserve, designed to protect native animals such as the southern brown bandicoot. Picture: Mal Legg

Recent attempts to find bandicoots in Pines Reserve have been unsuccessful. Blame for this was laid on DSE and Parks by conservationists. They said DSE and Parks had not done enough to remove predators such as cats and foxes as well as exclude domestic dogs. An unlikely champion of Pines Reserve wildlife is Cr Colin Hampton, who at the council meeting on 24 July moved the motion to lobby for the fences.

“I don’t agree with DSE and Parks Victoria; if we fence the reserve, it can sustain a population of bandicoots, although we will have to reintroduce them.” Frankston Councillor Colin Hampton Conservationists had previously seen Cr Hampton as unsupportive of Pines Reserve wildlife as he was a strong supporter of the freeway going through the reserve. “I’ve said for some time that for Pines Reserve to be a sustainable place for bandicoots and other native animals, feral animals must be removed and predator-proof fences built,” he told The News. “I’ve been playing golf next to the reserve for more than 20 years and have seen feral cats as big as beagles prowling through the bush as well as many foxes.” Cr Hampton said DSE studies had “re-

inforced what they always wanted to do – not fence Pines Reserve and spend the money elsewhere”. “I don’t agree with DSE and Parks Victoria; if we fence the reserve, it can sustain a population of bandicoots, although we will have to reintroduce them.” He said it all boiled down to the dollar, and DSE and Parks Victoria’s budgets. “Look at what was achieved at Cranbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens when it was fenced. Bandicoots are thriving.” He said dogs had to be excluded from the reserve. “There are 36 places in the City of Frankston for walking dogs.” Cr Brad Hill seconded the motion: “The reserve could be labelled ‘fauna forfeited’ as it appears DSE and Parks have no interest in preserving wildlife. If it is a reserve with no animals, they will have to spend less money on it.” Frankston’s world-renowned zoologist Hans Brunner, who has studied the southern brown bandicoot for more than 35 years, is a trenchant critic of DSE and Parks Victoria’s management of Pines Reserve and its bandicoot population. “It’s been revealed DSE and Parks made the decision to not fence the reserve in 2008. So why was the freeway builder required to build underpasses for wildlife in the reserve?” He said the reserves could be repopulated with as few as 20 bandicoots. “They breed like rabbits. An area of Woodlands Historic Park at Tullamarine was fenced, feral animals removed and dog excluded, and now there are more than 600 bandicoots.”

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By Keith Platt and Mike Hast FRANKSTON Council is working hard to avoid delays in approving the new headquarters for South East Water on the banks of Kananook Creek. While no designs have been produced, council has already signalled it is prepared to wave its own height limits to accommodate the needs of South East Water’s 700 staff. Like any major development idea over the past decade, this one is being seen as a silver bullet to encourage other projoects in central Frankston. Frankston MP Geoff Shaw, who in July beat council by two hours in issuing a news release about the South East Water project, says construction is expected to start early next year and be completed by 2015. If correct, completion of the new building will coincide with the end of the lease on South East Water’s Heatherton office, which will be closed along with offices at Dandenong South and Lynbrook. Mr Shaw says the “win for Frankston” followed 18 months of discussions “and the development of a strong business case”. However, Cr Glenn Aitken says “good long-term planning is being sacrificed to get this deal through”. “A good proposal but wrong location.” The new building will be sandwiched between the creek and the rear of the Landmark building, stretching from Wells to Playne streets. It will be higher than Landmark and end the bay views now enjoyed by its tenants. The creekside, 86-space car park chosen for the building is

owned by council, although it will not say how much it will receive for the prime site. South East Water reverted to being a statutory authority on 1 July and as such will not pay rates. Cr Aitken says housing staff from South East Water’s three existing offices in one building “has obvious economic benefits for Frankston”, but believes the new headquarters is being rushed through on the wrong site. He says council’s adopted planning policies envisage tall buildings being sited closer to the railway station in Young St, dropping to “a more human scale” toward the creek, Long Island and the beach. Managing director of Commercial Property Services Rogan Ward said South East Water “will be a bloody good thing for Frankston”. “It will have many spin-offs, including for retail and restaurants.” Mr Ward said there would be no planning obstacles caused by the new building blocking views from the Landmark building “in fact it will probably mean Landmark can be fully tenanted for the first time”. Frankston Council’s acting CEO Jane Homewood said the South East Water headquarters would “contribute $115 million a year to the local economy”. She said the building would be set back 13 metres from the creek walls and “may be higher than the Landmark building”. Ms Homewood foreshadowed that council could at some stage build a multi-storey car park and until it was developed, parking would be provided on the Dimmeys site on Nepean

Highway. She said Frankston had won a “hotly contested bid” to bring South East Water to the city, but would not reveal how much council would receive for the land. Cr Aitken’s concerns are being echoed by several community groups, which have already met with Ms Homewood, the mayor Cr Brian Cunial and councillors Aitken and Christine Richards. Speaking after the “inadequate” briefing, Hilary Poad of Long Island Residents Group accused council of being secretive. “We had an hour and council officers used most of the time explaining the project. Just a few of us were able to ask questions, which were not answered to our satisfaction,” Ms Poad said. “This proposal has the whiff of the fiasco over the CAD redevelopment in Beach St in the early 2000s. It’s to be hoped history is not being repeated.” Also at the briefing were representatives of Kananook Creek Association, Frankston Beach Association and Friends of Frankston. Ms Poad says a better place for South East Water would be council-owned land near the intersection of Beach St and Fletcher Rd close to the railway station. “In the council’s structure plan, it is earmarked as the site for a gateway building and is larger than the Kananook Creek Boulevard site.”

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ST Joachim’s Primary School in Carrum Downs celebrates its 25th anniversary on 25 August. The school started with six portable classrooms and 180 pupils, and today has 340 pupils. Anniversary committee member Leonie Richardson said the school was using Facebook to promote “a fantastic day and night of entertainment and nostalgia”. “We are asking past pupils

and their parents to network, and come and visit the school to see what changes have been made, and reunite with old friends and teachers,” Ms Richardson said. Highlights will include former pupil Thomas Conroy and his band, TC and the Drop Bears, a memorabilia display, food, school tours, the regular St Anne’s Parish Mass in St Joachim’s hall at 6pm and a trivia night at 7.30pm.

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By Keith Platt IT was the thought of tasting the fruit cake and muffins every day that put David Prior off buying a ready-made, profitable business. Instead of eating fruit dyed with chemical colours and cake made with bleached flour, he opted to establish a start-up company making an organic product: yoghurt. It was a decision made with the heart and head, not just the money. With an MBA (Master of Business Administration) under his belt and financial security, Prior had taken a year off to plan his future. “I did lots of surfing and yoga. I was in a pretty lucky position,” Prior says while sitting inside his office at Carrum Downs. “I could choose the next thing. I could have taught yoga for the rest of my life, so finding a new business was not really about the money.” The recent past had been running and then selling a packaging firm at Braeside with his father Malcolm. The Beroda packaging company was named after the town in India where his parents lived before moving to Australia in 1969. Part of the sale to Amcor involved the two Priors staying aboard, but David “found it hard” sitting alongside others making decisions for what had been his company. He opted out after six months; his father stayed five years. The gap year that followed led to a yearning to be back in business. “Coming from a manufacturing background, I knew there were not many things you can do considering the competition from China,” Prior says. “But food is something that Australia does well; we’re clean and green.” A profitable company making fruit cake and muffins failed to meet his needs, but yoghurt – something he liked – offered another opportunity altogether. “It was a much bigger risk, but I was following my heart and my head. I didn’t want to produce something that’s rubbish. “I knew a bit about the yoghurt category in Australia: it was a billion dollar a year market and dominated by big players. “I also knew its market was growing strongly and I liked the sound of being involved with Australia’s dairy industry, but I wanted it to be organic, something not really done by the majors. “I loved eating yoghurt and there was only one box left to tick, would I like to get up every day to try our product? The answer was yes.” Prior said one major distributor did have a line of organic yoghurt “but it’s made from powdered milk”. “Ours is a better product, every ingredient is organic.” Once his mind was made up about a product, Prior “found a recipe guy” – former King Island yoghurt maker Martin Houben – and persuaded him to “come out of retirement”. “We spent two years designing our recipes, which was a bloody challenging process getting the body and taste right. “We then had the base product, which was fol-

lowed by a long process formulating the types and flavours, which had to be all organic.” Buying milk and cream from a family-run certified organic dairy farm near Korumburra in Gippsland “has allowed it to be run by the fourth generation”. Prior, 42, had been “into” yoga and meditation since his mid-20s and the early daily rising that this and surfing entailed suggested a business name – five:am. By 7.30am every day he has done yoga and meditation or been for a jog. “It prepares me for the rest of the day, which can involve 12 hours of work.” Once Prior had found his product, he needed sales. “I had done my homework and knew if I got it right there would be a market.” In November 2009 Prior managed to arrange a meeting with the group chief executive officer of Woolworths and explained the philosophy behind his five:am organic yoghurt. “I told them you could only get good organic yoghurt in health food stores, but mums need to be able to pick it up when doing their supermarket shopping. “I was willing to commit my life and money if they were willing to support me.” The deal was sealed with a handshake. “I like doing business that way, it’s the only way. There’s no contract that can’t be broken and a handshake shows integrity and trust.” Prior spent 2010 installing equipment in the Carrum Downs factory, which is owned by a family trust (“that’s their only involvement, the building, the rest is all mine”). In March 2011 four five:am products went on display in 400 Woolworths stores. Prior now has 12 products in 700 Woolworths outlets, giving five:am 8400 points of distribution. “I saw the business increase five times within a year,” he says. However, that one major outlet is not enough to keep his expensive equipment busy, so Prior makes yoghurt for other brands, but to their own recipes. “I would never give anyone five:am,” he says. It takes six hours to change the plant over from one product to another to avoid them being mixed with his organic product. “There’s nothing in any of our products that isn’t natural,” Prior says. While Prior does not set aside time for yoga or meditation for his employees, he says some production staff “have been encouraged” by his lifestyle. Hard to miss in the offices are small statues of Buddha and Hindu deities. Large photographs of tranquil scenes adorn the walls of the factory. In other manufacturing plants such pictures are embellished with motivational messages. Prior clearly prefers the approach to business and productivity – like the five:am product – should be organic. Reprinted courtesy BusinessTimes

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Hippy, hippy shake as boys do the Bash

Go retro, man: Top, The Variety Hippies spoof a Queen album cover. Roland Leschinski, left, Don Hailes, top, John Evans in the Freddie Mercury pose, and John Willis, right. Above, the 1973 CF Bedford van attracts a crowd whenever it stops in towns during the Variety Bash.

By Mike Hast JOHN “Bear” Willis of Seaford will need all the strength of his nickname to survive this year’s Variety Bash from Shepparton to Hamilton Island. The marine industry identity has stuck his paw up and agreed to join The Variety Hippies in their 1973 Bedford van. The Hippies, who also masquerade as the southeast area band The Occasionals, are Don Hailes of Frankston South, Roland Leschinski of Aspendale, John Evans of Aspendale Gardens and Nick Koukoulas of Pattersons Lakes. This year Nick can’t make the Bash, which raises money for the children’s charity Variety Club, and is being replaced by Mr Willis. He obviously haswn’t been told the full story of the team’s previous two Bash events. In 2010 on their way to the starting line at Ballarat, the van’s battery “blew up”, trashing the electrics. “Luckily it happened outside a pub,” John Evans said. Later in the day, The Hippies were in a line of Bash cars held up by a fallen tree. They jumped out of the van to see if they could help, but when walking back to the Bedford watched in amazement as another tree came down – on top of their van. On day one they had fuel blockage problems, lost their steering at 100km/h on day two, lost the brakes after whacking a huge pothole on day three and had more fuel and other problems during

the event. But this is normal on Bashes as up to 300 entrants drive across the nation in 100 old cars raising cash and having as much legal fun as possible. The Hippies made it to Margaret River in WA 10 days later and won the event as well as raising $15,000 for Variety. “We won by being entertaining, not being first across the finish line,” John Evans said. This is the ethos of the Bash, which started in 1985 – to have a good time, make friends and raise money, not be first to the line. Last year the Bash criss-crossed Tasmania and The Hippies raised $25,000. This year the Bedford has a late model Commodore V6 engine, beefed up suspension and, wonder of wonders, disc brakes on the front wheels. The team always attracts a crowd at overnight and lunch stops. John Evans pulls out one of his many Maton guitars, drummer Don Hailes grabs his congas and Roland Leschinski slings on his bass guitar for an impromptu concert of rock and roll covers. Last year the boys produced a CD of their music and gave it away as well as taking the odd offered donation. Teams entering the Bash have to hand over $7500 to enter with $7000 going to Variety and the balance to running the event. Then they raise money before the event as well as along the journey.  The Variety Hippies website is or on Facebook at “Variety Hippies”.

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Clean Ocean heads for the exit By Keith Platt THE Clean Ocean Foundation is about to close after nearly 12 years leading the charge against ocean sewage outfalls. It is understood that members of the foundation’s committee met on Friday 13 July and voted to wind-up the organisation. Its CEO for the past two years, James Clark-Kennedy, was sent a letter the following day saying his services were no longer needed. The decision sparked a flurry of acrimonious emails between Mr ClarkKennedy and Clean Ocean’s founder and president Peter Smith and secretary/treasurer Andrew Tiller. The foundation has about $40,000 in the bank, which will be handed to another organisation listed on the National Register of Environmental Organisations. Preferably one with similar ideals. Few of the foundation’s 350-plus members have been told about the decision to cease operations. The foundation was formed to stop the daily discharge of about 300 million litres of partially treated sewerage at Gunnamatta. Since having a yet-to-completed victory at Gunnamatta – partially treated water from the Mt Martha treatment plant is still being discharged – the foundation had turned its attention to Australia’s other 144 ocean and estuary sewage outfalls. The foundation’s website says the outfalls “daily dump a toxic cocktail of more than three billion litres of semi-treated domestic, industrial,

End of an era: Former Clean Ocean Foundation CEO James Clark-Kennedy, above, and the organisation’s sticker, for years one of the most recognisable and popular vehicle adornments in the region.

trade and abattoir waste onto or near the shoreline”. Clean Ocean was instrumental last year in establishing a branch in Sydney and another on Bass Coast, which is monitoring pollution from the unfinished desal plant near Wonthaggi. The foundation’s website makes no mention of the decision to stop campaigning and no changes have been made to the names or status of com-

mittee members or staff, including Mr Clark-Kennedy. Committee member Jon Wilson, head of Clean Ocean sponsor Balin, said the foundation “had kind of come to the end of its agenda – the Gunnamatta outfall”. He said Melbourne Water’s efforts to purify wastewater at its Eastern Treatment Plant at Bangholme near Carrum before discharging it at Gunnamatta


meant that “the end game is in sight”. “It’s really a handover rather than a shutdown,” Mr Wilson said. “The decision now is to look for another body to hand over our constitution and money. “The money can’t go to individuals, but it is our plan to close it down.” Mr Wilson said Mr Smith, who could not be contacted by The News, was “talking to a few people” about a handover. Mr Wilson said Clean Ocean “does exist at the moment” and felt Mr Clark-Kennedy had been “indiscreet” by going public about the committee’s decision to close the foundation. Mr Clark-Kennedy has raised questions about the probity of the committee’s decision, laying much of the blame on “egos and personalities”. He told The News he did not want to enter into a public slanging match through the newspaper, but believed Clean Ocean Foundation members with young families who enjoyed days at the beach “should have been given

the opportunity to carry on the fight”. He said the Baillieu government was yet to make good its election promise to close Gunnamatta outfall and he saw the foundation’s mission statement as the basis for a much wider role than just what was happening on the Mornington Peninsula. Some years before his appointment as Clean Ocean CEO, Mr ClarkKennedy had closely followed the foundation’s campaigns while working as a journalist for the now-defunct Mornington and Southern Peninsula Mail. His writings under the banner “The Pipe” helped lift the foundation’s profile, effectiveness and popularity. Since becoming CEO he had gained a high media profile and was sought by various media for comments on water quality in Port Phillip and other issues affecting ocean sewage outfalls and wastewater. Melbourne Water’s upgrade of ETP is due to be completed next year.



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Your ship has come in WITH sleek lines, similar to those found on the most luxurious of yachts, this breathtaking home is a wonderful safe harbour for the discerning property buyer. Spread out over an elegant double-storey design the home presents a nautical theme from the first moments with enchanting lead lights to the front door re-creating an underwater scene and a view of the canal is available from every window. A gleaming tiled hallway takes you past three bedrooms, all of which have entry into a massive enclosed sun-room, and then through into a superb open-plan family zone where the canal is spread out before you. A modern kitchen,complete with slim-line drawers and under-bench oven, has an adjoining dining area and on either side are two living areas. The stunning, polished timber floors that feature so prominently throughout this area continue into a family room which also has a feature open fire place. Across the way is a second lounge space, where you step down into a more formal area with luxurious carpets and from here you can access the expansive wrap-around verandah. Upstairs is the ultimate retreat for parents with your own private lounge room and huge master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite with a spa bath. Enjoy a morning coffee and Sunday brunch on the partially enclosed balcony and watch the comings and goings of the canal and you can keep an eye on your own vessel which is located at the end of a brand new eight-metre wooden jetty. Faster, landbased vehicles can be stored in the impressive triple garage at the front of the property.

Address: 4 Seafarer Court, PATTERSON LAKES Price: $1,230,000 – $1,320,000 Agency: Mitchell Torre Real Estate, Shop 9 Harbour Plaza, 11 Thompson Road, Patterson Lakes, 9772 0077 Agent: Michael Fernando, 0437 588 380

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Chelsea New, and just for you

Negotiable over $490,000 Patterson Lakes For Sale by Negotiation Exclusive Waterfront Opportunity on 890m2

Indulge the senses and move right into this just completed exceptional double story townhouse. Open the door to a formal entrance, timber floors and sun filled rooms the a hostess kitchen, open plan living, 3 spacious bedrooms, main situated on the downstairs level with ensuite and walk through robes, 2 on the upstairs level both with built in robes and an extra rumpus / sitting area.This property is stunning and close to everything, schools, parks, beach, don’t delay and inspect today.

INSPECT: By Appointment ADDRESS: 131b Embankmednt Grove

Harcourts Chelsea




Stavros Ambatzidis 0409 708 000 E:

Seaford High & Mighty on Seaford Beach

In a quiet court position set against the backdrop of picturesque canals, this 4 bedroom + study, 2 storey home presents generous family living spaces and the provision for year round indoor/outdoor entertaining. Catering to every family member’s desire for personal space, the broad hallway leads to a massive study, formal sitting room & formal dining. The epicurean kitchen features Westinghouse appliances, stone bench top with a walk-in pantry. Framing the kitchen, the open plan family/meals space and entertaining/rumpus room flows out to an alfresco area with cafe blinds and chlorinated pool. Upstairs, the substantial teen retreat leads to the bedrooms that are serviced by 2 bathrooms boasting quality fixtures and fittings. Enjoy stunning views from the master bedroom and teen retreat area balcony. Further enhancements include powder room, laundry & GDH. Harcourts Chelsea

INSPECT: By Appointment ADDRESS: 10 Coral Island Court




Stavros Ambatzidis 0409 708 000 E:

Price on Application Chelsea For Sale by Negotiation $450,000 - $490,000 From the beach...To the city

Comprising of open plan living and entertaining, 3 generously sized bedrooms with fully fitted built in robes, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry and designer kitchen with stone bench tops and Bosch stainless steel appliances. Entertain your friends and have a drink with stacker sliding doors opening up the lounge and entertaining area. This property is designed for a luxurious lifestyle. Some of the numerous features include: „Five star energy rating „Double glazed windows „Concrete floors „Fire detection system „Intercom system „Ducted vacuum system „Bosch stainless steel appliances „Frameless shower screens „Double shower in master ensuite „Pay TV, Free to Air TV, telephone and internet throughout the house „Smoke and sound sealed entry „Smoke detectors „Electronically controlled heaters in bedrooms „Daikin s/system reverse-cycle air conditioning

This light-filled apartment gives an impression of openness and is erfectly finished from the paintings in the foyer, through to the rooftop garden. Two bedrooms both overlook the courtyard and the stunning kitchen and living area opens out to a balcony. On the second level, the rooftop garden has space for outdoor entertaining where you can relax & read in the Winter sun or watch the ships go by. Expansive views right to the Rialto Tower and back down the Peninsula to Arthurs Seat and across the bay to the Bellarine Peninsula. Minutes from all Longbeach has to offer with the beach, transport, golf courses and Country Clubs and private and public schools all close by.

INSPECT: By Appointment ADDRESS: 17c Nepean Highway

INSPECT: By Appointment ADDRESS: 5/490 Nepean Highway

Stavros Ambatzidis 0409 708 000 E:

CHELSEA 463 Nepean Highway

Harcourts Chelsea




Harcourts Chelsea


Stavros Ambatzidis 0409 708 000 E:



Robyn Courtney 0416 755 523 E:

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Wonderful cosy home THIS beautiful and charming single-level townhouse has excellent street appeal and a perfect position. Low-maintenance throughout, the townhouse offers three bedrooms, all with built-in robes, and two distinct living areas overlooked by a delightful kitchen with gas stove and burners. Stunning timber floors feature throughout and the easy flow from room to room takes you out to a sunny merbau timber deck. Additional extras include gas ducted heating and cooling and a big garage with one additional off-street car space.

Address: 1/38 Tarella Road, EDITHVALE Price: Negotiable over $475,000 Agency: Harcourts Chelsea, 463 Nepean Highway, Chelsea, 9772 7077 Agent: Mike Joy, 0421 063 771


Price by Negotiation $365,000 - $395,000

As New Stunningly presented three-bedroom, two-bathroom top floor apartment will really set the standard in style. Only built two years ago this beauty will make you fall in love. All three bedrooms have built in robes and the master bedroom has an ensuite. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and breakfast bar. Very generous sized courtyard to spend your weekends with a BBQ and a few friends. Just around the corner from Dingley Village shopping and schools

Harcourts Chelsea

IINSPECT: By Appointment ADDRESS: 25/27-29 Golden Grove, Springvale Stavros Ambatzidis 0409 708 000 E:

CHELSEA 463 Nepean Highway

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Savvy serenity RENOVATED with style to create a private sanctuary of easy living, this sparkling threebedroom and two-bathroom home has a trendy neutral colour scheme. Hidden behind a high fence, this relaxing haven enjoys open-plan living and dining with two sets of bi-fold doors opening to a full length alfresco verandah with open air deck. A sleek kitchen has European stainless-steel appliances and stone bench tops and the quality continues into the radiant bathroom and the laundry. The interior is highlighted by polished boards, and for your comfort there is reverse cycle air-conditioning. There is a water tank to service the landscaped grounds and a large double garage for off-street parking.

Address: 22 Scotch Parade, CHELSEA Price: $460,000 –$510,000 Agency: Harcourts Chelsea, 463 Nepean Highway, Chelsea, 9772 7077 Agent: Stavros Ambatzidis, 0409 708 000


Auction: Saturday August 18 at 11.00am

Often sought but rarely found this unique vacant allotment of 584-square metres approx land, with exclusive access and use of adjoining reserve area of 460-square metres, is located directly on Kananook River and seconds from Seaford Beach. With plans and architect’s drawings to build an exciting new two-storey, four-bedroom plus study, two living area, two bathroom home with double garage. Build your dream home with beautiful views of Kananook River. Providing an ultra convenient lifestyle, leave the car at home as it’s a short stroll to Seaford beach and schools. Also appealing to your developing side, STCA you could put two townhouses on the block. This magnificent block would suit many different lifestyles with its quiet location. A perfect spot for the family, the potential here is endless. Do not miss this excellent opportunity to develop in this rare inner city lifestyle location. AUCTION: Saturday August 18 at 11.00am INSPECT: By Appointment ADDRESS: 1 Ti-Tree Grove

Harcourts Chelsea

Stavros Ambatzidis 0409 708 000 E:

CHELSEA 463 Nepean Highway

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Sensational Sandhurst

Too good to miss

THIS stylish near-new home offers an expansive floor-plan with generously-proportioned rooms throughout. This modern design allows for four very-spacious bedrooms and a massive formal lounge and family room, that have access points onto an al-fresco entertaining area. The striking kitchen has plenty of preparation area and cupboards and stainless steel appliances, including a new under-bench oven. The wet areas are very impressive, with two spectacular bathrooms - including an ensuite to the main bedroom - featuring frameless showers, twin vanities with exquisite cabinetry and a spa bath. For guests there is a separate powder room. The 770-square metre block has been landscaped with several large rain water tanks to keep the perfectly groomed lawns and gardens nice and lush. This perfectly presented home also has a four-car garage and for the security conscious, a 24-hour monitored alarm system.

IF you are downsizing but still prefer a home that offers a certain amount of space you will be pleasantly surprised with this well-presented unit - in a block of three - located close to the Chelsea shopping centre and public transport. Entry is into a tiled hallway with two bedrooms branching off to either side. The large lounge area has been cleverly designed to run lengthwise rather than across the width of the home, which gives you a much larger room to work with. The space has been evenly divided into a carpeted area for a lounge and a tiled space for dining with a kitchen nearby. The unit has ducted heating and airconditioning and a handy extra is the additional car space in front of the single garage.

Address: 1 Kingsford Smith Court, SANDHURST Price: On application Agency: Peninsula Property Investment Centre, 630 Nepean Highway, Carrum, 9773 2999 Agent: Gabriele Frenkel, 0413 773 075

Address: 2/21 Sherwood Avenue, CHELSEA Price: $489,000 Agency: Patterson Lakes Real Estate, Shop 1 Harbour Plaza, 11 Thompson Ropad Patterson Lakes, 9773 3888 Agent: Aldo Mangoni, 0417 600 700

:: RE/MAX Property Group :: 270-271 Nepean Highway, Edithvale :: 9772 1955


Highett :: 54 Graham Road



Great Development Site - Approved plans for 6 boutique townhouses - PRICES SLASHED! Fantastic opportunity to purchase and build in the ‘chic’ and fast-developing precinct of Highett. This central location is perfect on 690m2 with plans and permits to construct 6 north-facing, double storey townhouses. Each townhouse comprises of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, balcony and basement parking for two cars. All within walking distance to the Highett shopping and cafe precinct, new Woolworths supermarket and train station. Only minutes walk to Southland shopping centre, Hampton beaches, schools, parks and recreational facilities.

For Sale :: $1,050,000 Details :: Wayne Dixon 0412 083 738


Get Into The Market Here is a great opportunity to get into the market and take advantage of the attributes of this 2BR unit. Whether you are buying your first property to live in or adding to your investment portfolio then this is one to consider. Features separate lounge with gas heating, kitchen / dining area, separate bathroom and w/c and the bedrooms have BIR’s. Paved backyard, single lock-up garage and low-maintenance gardens. Located close to one of the bays most beautiful beaches, cafes, shops, parks, public transport and schools. Another bonus is there is no body corporate so take advantage of this surprise packet. Inspection is a must.

Details :: Richard Camm 0412 083 738 RE/MAX PROPERTY GROUP




Inspect :: Saturday 12.30-1.00pm Auction :: Saturday 11th August at 1 pm

Inspect :: By Appointment

Edithvale :: 1 Joffre Avenue


Carrum :: 3 Eel Race Road



Edithvale :: 1-4 / 325 Nepean Highway




Awesome Location and a Great Opportunity Situated on a 707m2 block this well-built 3BR, BV home will put a smile on your face. Open the front door and you have a spacious entrance hall leading into a comfortable lounge with open fire place and then into the kitchen / dining area. High ceilings & ornate cornices add to the character of this well-maintained home. Adjacent to the kitchen is another hallway which leads to the separate bathroom and bedrooms, the main has BIR’s and the surprise is the sun-filled 3rd bedroom which could be transformed into the master bedroom and ensuite. Ducted heating and cooling and gas cooking , electric oven and d/w. Another bonus is the bungalow which features separate bedroom & lounge with kitchen & bathroom amenities ideal for teenagers.

Beachside Living At Its Best This development is now taking shape. The original home has been demolished and removed to make way for this exciting, modern and innovative project. Building has already started with the expectation of an early 2013 finish. With everything that beachside Edithvale has to offer, this double-storey home would be ideal for investors, downsizers and first home buyers. With 2BR’s, 2 bathrooms, heating & cooling, single lockup garage and a list of outstanding features and just metres from one of the Bays’ best beaches, close to transport, schools, cafes and restaurants, shops, parks, golf courses and more. If you keep missing out on that premuim property within your budget then look no further this could be the one for you.

Inspect :: Saturday 12.30-1.00pm Auction :: Saturday 4th August at 1pm Details :: Richard Camm 0412 083 738 RE/MAX PROPERTY GROUP

Inspect :: By Appointment For Sale :: On Application Details :: Richard Camm 0412 083 738 RE/MAX PROPERTY GROUP

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630 Nepean Highway,Carrum 9773 2999. 2/80 Baxter-Tooradin Road, Baxter, 5971 3999 SOMERVILLE, 78 Guelph Street

CARRUM, 3 Johnson Avenue

Country Charm - Small Acreage

Vendor Says Sell

This home is spacious & comfortable with a lovely country feel. Set on 1.16Ha the large rural homestead has had some recent renovations done. There are two generous living areas + separate study which could be a fourth bedroom if required. Rustic touches include high cathedral ceilings and a lovely Coonara wood heater. Both bathrooms have been updated. Lots of lovely shady trees and established gardens.

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Marvel at this two storey townhouse close to the beach, shops & train station. A no-thru road allows private access to your double garage, this near new home of 18sq is located in a convenient and secure location. A stunning entrance leads into spacious JURXQGĂ&#x20AC;RRUOLYLQJZLWKUXPSXVWKLUGEHGURRPDQG (XURSHDQODXQGU\ZKLOHRQWKHÂżUVWĂ&#x20AC;RRUDQH[WHQGHG lounge has access to two balconies.Modern kitchen with s/ steel appliances, large pantry & lots of storage.

Price: On Application Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Gabriele Frenkel 0413 773 075

Price: On Application Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Gabriele Frenkel 0413 773 075

SANDHURST, 1 Kingsford Smith Court

PEARCEDALE, 125 Smiths Lane



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Pick of the bunch Sandhurst Sensation With Privacy

If you are looking for privacy and space this gorgeous home in the popular gated precinct of Sandhurst has it all. This address is all about lifestlye with access to parks, golf course, stunning club house, restaurants, tennis and gym. On a large 773sqm block, this exceptional home is a spacious single storey residence measuring 36sq. A large modern kitchen overlooks a EHDXWLIXORSHQSODQIDPLO\DUHDZLWKSROLVKHGĂ&#x20AC;RRUboards and access out to the alfresco dining area. Price: On Application Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Gabriele Frenkel 0413 773 075

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Inspect this beautiful 10 acre property with gorgeous rural vistas, one serious vegetable garden with established fruit trees, garden beds and greenhouses, a small shack, several enclosed paddocks and a number of usable sheds.

4 Price: On Application Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Gabriele Frenkel 0413 773 075



RENOVATED throughout with nothing left to do except enjoy this beautifully-presented property. The property has been recently painted throughout and also boasts quality floor coverings, window furnishings, air-conditioning and ducted heating through the ceiling. Ready to occupy, the good-size lounge has an adjacent open-plan dining area with the kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances. There are two bedrooms, both with built-in robes and the bathroom has a spa bath. For private entertaining there is a nice back yard and there is a single garage at the front. This sparkling unit is located close to the shopping centre, Bonbeach train station, schools, parks, sporting facilities and the sandy beaches of Port Phillip Bay.

Address: 12/29 York Street, BONBEACH Price: $359,000 Agency: ReMax Property Group, 270â&#x20AC;&#x201C;271 Nepean Highway, Edithvale, 9772 1955 Agent: Wayne Dixon, 0412 083 738


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Office and warehouse

The life aquatic

SET in the heart of the Mornington Industrial Estate, now even busier with the arrival of the new Masters Home Improvement store, this 395-square metre warehouse includes 134 square metres of office space, with two partioned and fully carpeted offices, complete with central heating and cooling. The warehouse is of tilt-slab construction and has a container-height, steel roller door and toward the rear is a storeroom with shelving. For staff and customers, there are five car parks in front and two undercover. The property is zoned Industrial 3 and is also available for lease with vacant possession.

Address: 8 Kenji Street, MORNINGTON Price: $645,000 (GST not included) Agency: Nichols Crowder Property Solutions, 1/1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535 Agent: Michael Crowder, 0408 358 926

THIS manufacturing business specialises in equipment for the marine industry, including the fabrication of stainless-steel handrails, davits and brackets for power boats and yachts, aluminium fabrication and marine rigging including standing masts and tuning rigs. The business has been operating for nine years from a 150-square metre workshop, which has a rental of $760 plus GST and outgoings per calendar month. There are six years left on the lease. The business trades five days a week with flexible business hours to suit demand. Extensive training is available and ongoing subcontracting work is possible if new parties are interested.

Manufacturing, SOMERVILLE Price: $130,000 + SAV Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Gary Ralph, 0418 535 503


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Film and frames

Extra! Extra! SITUATED opposite the train station, this large, modern newsagency opens from early morning to catch the earlybird rush for papers and magazines. Covering from Mordialloc to Thrift Park, with 1500 newspaper deliveries a day, the business also has deliveries to two supermarkets and 24 sub-agents. This is an exceptionally well-priced business with keen vendors ready to sell.

THIS a popular business in Main Street, Mornington, specialises in film processing, digital printing and retail sales of frames and custom framing. It also offers restoration and copying of old photos as well as video transfer to DVD. Trading hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm. Experience in photography and digital printing is an advantage but definitely not necessary as all training will be provided by the vendors.

Newsagency, MORDIALLOC Price: $240,000 + SAV + outgoings Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Photo processing and sales, MORNINGTON Price: $167,500 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 LICENSED COFFEE LOUNGE Vendor needs urgent sale! Lovely premises outside Bayside S/C, good seating capacity, commercial kitchen, has toilets. Opens 5 ½ days. New lease N offered.


$28,000 + sav




Time for a change of scenery? No opposition in built up residential Selling at equipment value only. area. 8 stations, 2 basins, 1 This cafe has seating inside for 10, Beautifully presented shop in main street of Yarrawonga. Ready for a curtained off room. Very well priced outside for 6 and rear courtyard TXLFNVDOHDVRZQHUÂżQGVKHUVHOIQRW at equipment and stock value only. seating for 8. Positioned in the suited to the business. Also serves Keen vendor wants a quick sale heart of retail/commercial area, Ntrading coffee for dine-in or takeaway due to family reasons. 5 days. Fully managed. E


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$32,000 + sav



Lovely shop in prime busy location, Selling healthy options e.g. sushi, salads, pasta, noodles, coffee etc. has 2 chairs. Easy, single operation Busy food court kiosk, opens 7 days 9am-5pm, cheap rent. PDNLQJJRRGSURÂżWV&KHDSUHQWDQG Can be fully managed. &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV good hours. Great opportunity.


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VWDWLRQVEDVLQV*UHDWÂżUVW business, big and bright in busy Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ton. Excellent equipment, RPR stock. Keen vendor is willing to stay on part-time. New lease offered. Trades 6 days.

Plus jewellery. A pleasure to run this fully managed, lovely shop in a busy retail & commerical location. Only 5 days a week with short hours. Full assistance will be given NE with changeover.

Specialises in Turkish bread, pizza bases, rolls, pies etc. and delivers to Frankston, Dandenong, City, Mornington, Rye, Noble Park. Fully managed, 2011 Toyota Hi-Ace included in price. 6 days 5.30pm to midnight.

1am licence, directly opposite beach with front garden setting. There is seating for 60 inside & 30 outside. Fully renovated, commercial kitchen, scope for breakfast/lunch trade. *RRGFDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ

Vendor offers full assistance in the changeover, large S/C location. )XOO\PDQDJHGTXDOLÂżHGVWDIILQF receptionist. Renting out manicurist VSDFH/RQJOHDVHJRRGSURÂżWV &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

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$75,000 + sav

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$100,000 + sav





parking available. Large display areas, only 5 ½ days, huge variety of stock.



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$120,000 + sav




Recently fully renovated & new

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equipment. Seats 36 in & 8 outside,

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$108,000 + sav

sells 95% gluten free products, approx 12 kgs coffee per week. Has 2 bdm dwelling, courtyard, multi-use

from retail cars, about 4 rolls

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per month.

$150,000 + sav


Well equipped shop with commercial Great location opposite station, Good exposure on Nepean Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;way kitchen, seats 4 in & 8 out. Est 30 selling chicken & pizza with Frankston. Large commercial kitchen, years in industrial estate, trades deliveries. Opens daily from seats 120, On Premises licence. Mon-Fri 6.30am to 3pm. Large base 11.30am. Well presented shop Opening 6 days from 5.30pm. with good equipment. Established of regular cash customers. Easy to Currently Indian cuisine, can be 8 years. run with 2 staff. changed.

$120,000 + sav LADIES SHOES

High-end shoes and Very busy, well-known store in Sth accessories in busy Mornington. Gippsland, only one in the area. Pro-active business exposure Trades 7 days, T/O $12,000+ pw. 2 in town. Website with potential large coolrooms, 4 bdm accomm, to add web sales. Trades daily storage & garage, function/dining 10am-5pm. room. Vendors retiring

54 cars from car yards and 25

$150,000 + sav

$85,000 + sav

$299,000 + sav

$170,000 + sav

$130,000 + sav

$149,000 + sav



Well est 40 years in prime area. Comprehensive website with good online trading from local, national & international shoppers. Shop trades 7 days from 11am/12pm to early mornings.

Pawnbroker. Large shop in great location very well stocked, all included in price. Selling at VWRFN ÂżWWLQJVYDOXHRQO\GXHWR personal circumstances. BARGAIN BUY!!

$180,000 + sav








Large well presented showroom/factory on main road. Large base of repeat customers inc architects, builders, renovators. Also do installation, sanding & polishing. Vendor will assist with changeover & introductions.

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Est 12 years, T/O increasing yearly. Bookings in advance for 1 ½ weeks, mainly Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ton Peninsula. Operates from home 4 days a week, willing to train. Purpose built arborist truck included

All types of trailers inc campers and custom built. Established markets, some corporates. Huge potential, owner will assist. Ford ute inc in price. All equipment included.

INC. MECHANICAL WORKSHOP. Well known to industry, construction & councils. Operates & maintains own machinery, also others. Well equipped workshop, all plant & equipment.

Set daily run from Dandenong to northern suburbs, food industry. Work 5 days, hours to suit. 2009 Hino refrigerated truck in excellent condition, serviced regularly. NE ([FHOOHQW:%SURÂżWV

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$315,000 + sav


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Well established with many repeat

Fishing tackle & bait etc, boat storage, on waterway. Brick veneer home with 3 bedrooms on approx ½ acre and brick shop on main street. Freehold $800,000 & business $150,000 + sav.

Resort style rated 4 star, has 2 storey residence, 8 holiday units, pool, bbq, playground, tennis court etc. Land area 1 hectare, zoned Residential 1.

do repairs. Needs to be relocated.

Huge variety of company/ sporting promotional products for schools & clubs, inc national football leagues. In-house art dept, in-house printing & kiln, multitude of forward orders. Up to date software & equipment.

AND CATTERY. Freehold & leasehold. 6 YO fully indoor complex with cooling, heating. 3500sqm exercise areas, fully automated irrigation. Home with IG pool, entertainment area, shed. Comprehensive management software & database.

In-demand product base, well established client base, plenty of room for extra growth. Includes imported sealant range, has Australasian distribution rights. W/sale to h/ware stores.

$390,000 + sav

$750,000 + sav

$950,000 + sav

$2.5 million + sav

$4.25 million + sav

customers inc clubs, tradies, councils & Fire Authorities. Very well equipped & all included. Also

Business: $420,000 Freehold: $2.7 million


Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

No. 1 REIV Accredited Business Agent in Victoria 27 years selling experience based on honesty and reliability REIV Business Brokers Committee Member

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High-tech helicopter visits Cerberus THE Royal Australian Navy’s new helicopter, MRH90, visited HMAS Cerberus on Monday afternoon last week during a five-day training deployment to bases in Victoria and NSW. The aircraft landed after lunchtime and was on static display with personnel from 808 Squadron showing navy trainees its features. The MRH90 (multi-role helicopter) is claimed to be the most advanced tactical troop transport helicopter of the times and is replacing the navy’s Sea King choppers and the army’s Blackhawks.

Australia is buying 46 helicopters at a cost of $2.6 billion – $54 million each. They are being built by European giant Eurocopter and assembled in Brisbane by its subsidiary Australian Aerospace. Sub-Lieutenant Katherine Mulheron of Cerberus public affairs said the training flight would provide “aircrew and maintenance personnel with the opportunity to conduct deployed maintenance schedules, navigation training, and brief Australian Defence Force personnel on the multi-role helicopter”.

“The visit will provide [Cerberus] trainees with the chance to view the MRH90 and learn more about naval aviation,” she said. The navy will primarily use the aircraft to conduct maritime support for ships, medical evacuation, and search and rescue. The army will use it for transporting soldiers and equipment, and medical evacuation. The first helicopter was delivered to the navy in 2009 and 808 Squadron has four aircraft. On an early test flight, a navy pilot said the flight controls of the MRH90

made it feel like a Ferrari after he had piloted Commodores for years. MRH90 is the first fly-by-wire helicopter in the world (electronic flight controls instead of manual) and is made of advanced composite materials. The fully digital cockpit, weather radar and forward-looking infrared sensor system enables it to operate in a wide range of conditions. The helicopter has two pilots and can carry up to 20 seated troops or 12 medical evacuation stretchers or three NATO pallets. Delivery of the full complement of

MRH90s is more than two years behind schedule. The MRH 90 fleet was grounded in April 2010 after an engine failure in one helicopter on a training mission, caused by compressor blades in a jet engine clipping the engine casing. Mike Hast Big bird: Trainees from Cerberus, left, hear about the navy’s new MRH90 helicopter, which also is being used by the army. Below, the MRH90 coming in to land at the base in Crib Point. Pictures: Yanni

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Silvan Lodge Neuro-developmental Clinic disorders clinic opens in Frankston NOW OPEN Silvan Lodge is a Neurodevelopment Clinic with trained professionals providing services in the area of z CHILD, ADOLESCENT & ADULT PSYCHIATRY z EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY z FAMILY THERAPY z GROUP THERAPY z INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING & OTHER SUPPORTIVE SERVICES z CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY As the awareness of ADD grows, so do the ‘myths and misinformation’ concerning this disorder and the treatment modalities. Silvan Lodge Clinic is leading the way in education, to give every person an equal opportunity for their future in life...ADD takes on many prolles and at Silvan Lodge Clinic we have an educational perspective, which will allow the identilcation of ‘at risk’ children. Offering services for a range of neuro-developmental disorders for children, adolescents and adults.

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A CLINIC specialising in neuro-developmental disorders has opened a practice in Frankston after 16 years operating in North Caulfield. Silvan Lodge Clinical Consultants is run by the Barry family and is led by psychiatrist Dr Ronald M Barry. A consultant child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, Dr Barry has more than 40 years of experience in the field of developmental differences. He trained in the United States and worked there for 20 years before returning to Melbourne to resume his career in his home town. Silvan Lodge Clinic opened in 1995 as a specialty clinic dealing exclusively with the assessment, treatment and management of neuro-developmental disorders. Specific neuro-developmental disorders include pervasive developmental disorders, autistic spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome and autism), AD/HD and specific learning difficulties, as well as the emotional difficulties that are often associated with these disorders. The clinic began with what it believes to be Australia’s first group therapy program for adults with AD/HD.

Since then, Dr Barry and his co-therapists, clinical psychologist Astra King and psychologist Teana Barry, have run extensive group programs to benefit their clients. Over the years, the clinic has expanded to include psycho-educational and vocational assessments, assessments for educational funding applications, an AD/HD coaching program and specialised and general counselling services for individuals, couples, and families. It also offers the parenting program, ‘P.S. I Love You’, developed and run by Mrs King. Silvan Lodge Clinic psychologists have also been involved in the training of provisional psychologists for entry into the profession. Other clinicians at Silvan Lodge Clinic include educational psychologist Roger Edwards, psychologist Valerie Park and provisional psychologist Alison Percy. Counselling services are available under the Better Access to Mental Health Scheme with referral from your GP. Silver Lodge Clinic is at 361 Nepean Highway, Frankston, phone 9770 6777.

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Our Olympic perspective: Judy Pollock reflects WITH the London Olympics just a few days away, PETER McCULLOUGH talks with Olympian Judy Pollock, who has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 50 years. For much of the time she lived in Balnarring and taught at Red Hill Consolidated School. Recently she moved to Dromana where she was happy to reflect on her extensive career in athletics. *** Where did your interest in athletics spring from? At school – at Mt Macedon and then Kyneton High School – I had shown an aptitude for running and always seemed to win most of my races at school sports. Mum was a sporty person and suggested that I might like to run in Melbourne; first she got me playing netball in Melbourne and then I became a member of Mentone Athletic Club. So every Saturday I would catch the diesel down to Melbourne. Mum insisted that I balance culture and sport so on Saturday mornings I attended the Hector Crawford School of Radio Production where we learned to speak on radio and read a play script. After lunch at the T&G Building – I always had baked beans as we never had them at home – I would go out to the University of Melbourne where we would run on a grass track. The first time I went to the track at the university, an official asked me “Have you got starting blocks?” and I replied “What are they?” Fortunately I had a pair of spikes as mum had asked Hope Sweeney to make me a pair. I lined up – crouch start – and ran 100 yards, beating the club champion who was also the Victorian champion. She promptly fainted at this turn of events. I think she was mortified; she was the star of the show and had been beaten by an unknown running her first race. As I was having some success, mum got me a coach: Henri Schubert who was the Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic coach. This was 1957. Henri would come up to Macedon to train me on a strip across the paddocks that dad had mown for me with the tractor. Even then my main interest was netball (or women’s basketball as it was called in those days). I was a state representative in the under-21 netball team and travelled interstate. However we played on asphalt courts and there was always the danger of being injured in a fall. Eventually my coach told me that I had to make a choice and I chose athletics. Was there a history of athletics in the family? Not really, although my mother had played state netball and dad was a keen footballer and cricketer. They both loved their sport. However in one of those coincidences that crop up occasionally, I once picked up a book, One Man and His Family, written by a cousin of mum’s – he was the Attorney-General in Canberra – and discovered that Raelene Boyle and I are distantly related. We never knew this when we were athletes, but we always had a good relationship. The media generally portrayed Raelene as having too much to say. Was this correct? Perhaps at times, but she was also an instigator of turning things around for athletes. For instance, when she first started they wanted her to wear the official adidas tracksuit and she refused as she worked for Puma. The officials ruled our lives and Raelene didn’t always buckle under, but she was a lovely person. She won two silver medals


enough to make the final but unfortunately that was not the case. It’s history now but the athletes from the Iron Curtain countries were heavily into drugs. So, although it was a disappointment, it was also an achievement as it was the fastest race of my career. As a competitor, were you aware of the drug situation? Not really. If officials had been aware they would have tested those competitors. When I look back it should have been obvious that many of those women from Iron Curtain countries were full of testosterone: they had facial hair, huge muscles and they walked like men. Our achievements were pretty significant when you think what we were up against. The only testing at that time was to check that you were definitely a woman. I had to front up for an inspection even though I had given birth to two children! Strangely, my coach, Henri Schubert, who was German, never mentioned the drug issue. I was running good times and he would be contacted by European coaches enquiring as to his coaching methods. But he never mentioned the drug problem: whether he was ignorant of its extent, or whether people would think he was being unsportsmanlike if he raised the matter, I’m not sure. What of the current debate over sleeping tablets such as Stilnox? I must admit that getting to sleep before a big race was always a problem. The adrenalin would kick in as soon as your head hit the pillow and it was virtually impossible to sleep. If the medication is monitored by medical staff it would be a bonus for the athlete to have a decent night’s sleep.

Training days: Judy Pollock doing track work.

at Munich that would have been gold except that her East German opponent (Renate Stetcher) was one of the early drug cheats. I caught up with Raelene recently at the Prime Minister’s Olympic dinner and we did some reminiscing. Of course she is younger than me but we roomed together at both Munich and Montreal; perhaps they thought I would keep her in line! Did any of your children follow in your sporting footsteps? My son, Nathan, the eldest, played football for Frankston in the VFA and when he was 10 he ran the first 3MP marathon from Frankston to Melbourne. I was on the board of 3MP at the time and it was suggested that I should run. This was a bit of a shock as I had never run a marathon, but we started training and in the end Nathan and his father (Euan), the girl I was training with and I all completed the course. So Nathan was a good allround sportsman. He now lives at Byron Bay and surfing is his interest. Brooke, my elder daughter, played top-level basketball for Eltham and

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was a level 10 gymnast. She still loves her sport: down at Port Fairy she is president of the netball club, plays netball and basketball, and is involved in soccer. She also participates in surf carnivals, rowing with the Port Fairy Surf Club. The youngest, Breearna, was national under-21 champion for the pentathlon when she was 14, but found the training too much. However she played other sports. Now I have to look to the next generation. One of Nathan’s daughters is the NSW javelin champion for her age group. I don’t know how that has happened: a thrower instead of a runner! Brooke’s children run their crosscountry events at Port Fairy. All you can hope is that they continue with their sport and that they enjoy it. Are you still running? I do a lot of walking/jogging and I also like to ride a bike on the bike paths. I have also been a keen swimmer and am only a short walk from the beach here at Dromana.

What was the highlight of your athletic career? There were a number of highlights but the standout was winning the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 1964 Olympics behind Betty Cuthbert and Ann Packer of the UK. I was virtually an unknown then and was lucky to scrape into the team. There were three runners under consideration – Betty, Dixie Willis and me – and we all won a race in the trials so it was decided to send all three. As you move on, other things come to mean more to you: I broke three world records, two of which were at the World Games at Helsinki in 1967. It was the first time women had attended the World Games and I was invited to provide some competition for the European champion, Vera Nikolic, in the 400 and 800 metres. I managed to beat her and she became very distressed. Then, in 1976 at Montreal, at the end of my career, I ran the 800 metres in less than two minutes, the second Australian female to do so. My coach thought a time like that would be good

We talked about the highlights of your career; was there a lowlight? Without a doubt it was the events at Munich in 1972. Although I was injured and unable to compete, I was still living in the Olympic Village and went for a run that morning with our 1500 metre runner, Jenny Orr. We were going around the oval when Jenny said, “Judy. Don’t look now but there is a man up on that balcony with a gun.” I glanced up and there he was; I can still see him now with his balaclava on and holding his gun. We both freaked out and headed for the village gates. We completed our run and then found that we were unable to get back inside again. On the other side was Judy Joy Davies of The Sun trying to get a photograph of us trying to push our way through the throng. We went around to another gate and were able to get in, but we still didn’t know what was going on. A bit later I went out to lunch with mum and dad and heard some details on the radio. When I got back there was a queue a mile long and dad said, “How will we know that you have got back inside safely?” I said “I will coo-ee when I’m inside”, which I did and dad coo-eed back! I no sooner was back inside when a heavily armed soldier shouted “Get down” and pushed me and several others under an army vehicle. A helicopter then came in and landed in the car park just below the truck – I still get goosebumps thinking about it – and loaded the Israeli athletes into the helicopter. They then flew to the airport where all of the athletes were killed. It was terrible. Some officials wanted to cancel the Games. In the end the events for next day were cancelled and a memorial service was held. I think only officials attended from the Australian contingent.

Celebrations in Tokyo: Judy, left, and Betty Cuthbert, middle, celebrate their bronze and gold medals in the 400 metres in 1964. Happy birthday: Judy celebrating turning 70.

Back here my coach’s wife was looking after my two children and the news out of Munich was confusing: she did not know for quite a while whether her husband was okay or whether I was okay. When we got back no one ever said to us “Would you like to talk about it?” The attitude was that it was bad luck but you move on. On top of all that the doctor had told me that because of my injury I would never run again. This was like a red rag to a bull. I was determined to prove him wrong and four years later I was packing my bags for Montreal. Are you still involved in athletics? I don’t do any coaching but I belong to a group called Athletics International, which runs programs for up-and-coming athletes. To coach these days you need every certificate imaginable. Besides, when I retired from competition I became involved with my own family and their sport, and I was teaching at Red Hill Consolidated School. I still go to a number of athletics meetings and follow the results. There are frequent functions where I catch up with all my old friends from athletics. Apparently there is a Masters group based in Rosebud – I used to run with them when I was doing fun runs in my 40s – but they train at Ballam Park in Frankston. There really should be a track on the peninsula. It is very hard to get good young athletes to maintain their interest. When I was teaching I was involved in coaching for the Pacific School Games, but a few outstanding young boys were swept up in the football net. That’s the hard part: not just finding the young champions but holding onto them. Money also comes into it: in athletics there is no money unless you reach the very top whereas in football an 18-year-old can already be earning big money. However they do have Youth World Championships and Youth Olympic Games to try and counter these difficulties. Even then there is not the funding and the parents have to fork out. Another involvement that I have is as a volunteer at the National Sports Museum at the MCG. What do you think of the Olympic Games in the 21st century? The costs of staging a Games seem to be getting out of hand. Many different sports are included these days and the host city has to find the money to cater

for their needs. When it comes to tickets, not only are they hard to get but also they are very expensive. I recently attended the Prime Minister’s Olympic dinner and $3 million was raised on the night. In my day we rattled tins in Collins St and went along to sportsmen’s nights with people like the late Judy Patching, a long-time Olympic official. As well as raising funds we had to fit in our training. I do not regret any of that: it was just how it was in my time as an Olympian. In spite of the cost and the fact that many of the venues become white elephants after the Games are finished, there is no shortage of countries seeking to stage the event. So they will probably continue to get bigger and better. Are you looking forward to the London Games? I am disappointed to see that we won’t have a women’s 100-metre relay team; apparently we don’t have four sprinters who have qualified. The same applies to the 400 metres and 800 metres. When you look back to what we achieved in the 1960s and ’70s our efforts were pretty good. Some of your contemporaries were Olympic legends and I’m sure readers would be interested in your comments. Betty Cuthbert: She was an amazing runner and, although some were surprised at her success in Tokyo in 1964, I certainly wasn’t. She had a special ability and a special faith and she was a great support to me when I was starting out. She also helped me through a few injury problems; unfortunately she couldn’t compete successfully at Rome in 1960 because of injury. She lives in a nursing home these days because of the MS, but I have never heard her complain. It is hard to reconcile her present physical condition with the fact that she was such a brilliant athlete. Recently she was given a legend status award by the International Olympic Federation, which was nice for her. She is a lovely lady and I talk to her regularly. Dawn Fraser: Dawn was at Tokyo in 1964, my first Games. I remember that the swimmers were not allowed to attend the opening ceremony as they had to swim next day. Dawn asked about the number of our bus and said, “I’m coming, so save me a seat.” So she attended and the swimming officials were running around looking for

her. She was a rebel but I thought the 10-year ban over the flag was tough. Now someone would be fined $1500 for such an incident. In those days the power of the officials was unbelievable. Ron Clarke: Ron was an amazing athlete who held so many world records. He was unlucky to miss out on an Olympic gold medal but he risked his life in the high altitude at Mexico City. Some people think that if you haven’t won a gold medal at the Olympics then you couldn’t have been much good, but gold medals are not easy to come by. Before Ron, Australia was fortunate to have a group of excellent middle distance runners – John Landy, Herb Elliott and Merv Lincoln – all of whom were real gentlemen. John still attends all our athletics functions and supports anyone whenever he can. What are your thoughts about some of our currrent leading athletes and issues? Sally Pearson: On the basis of her times, she would appear to be a monty for the gold medal, but you never know with hurdles; one slight hiccup can bring you undone. My training partner, Pam Kilborn (Ryan) should have won at Mexico City, but unfortunately had to settle for silver. Steve Hooker: I spoke to his parents at the PM’s Olympic dinner and apparently he has got his confidence back and is happy with the way things are going. He has produced some amazing performances, but a gold medal is never easy particularly in pole vaulting where confidence is vital. John Steffensen: Raelene Boyle gave him a bit of a serve recently, but I have always found him to be a delightful young man. He might be noisy and seek publicity but at least people come along to see him. At one time when those great middle distance runners were competing at Olympic Park, you couldn’t get near the place because of the crowds. Athletics needs more people like Steffensen to give the sport some characters. (We interviewed Judy before Pearson was beaten for the first time this year, by her US rival Kellie Wells; Hooker had another attack of the yips while competing in Europe; and Steffenson threatened to pull out of the team after not being selected in the 400 metres.) Nick D’Arcy: I always thought that under the Olympic rules you needed to have a clean record so I am rather surprised that he is in the team for

London. Look at Peter Norman who supported the “black power salute” guys in Mexico City; they didn’t send him to the next Olympics. We had to be very careful of all we said and did; we weren’t even allowed to speak to the press. Pippa Savage (the rower who was “expelled” from her crew because of personality clashes): It is not uncommon to find a highly strung athlete. Mind you, if it had been the boys’ crew they would probably have shrugged and said “Hey, let’s get on with it”. The Jana Pittman versus Tamsyn Lewis (Manou) rivalry: Both were in teams that I took to Pacific School Games. Jana has achieved a great deal in world athletics and Tamsyn is a great ambassador for Australian Athletics. They are two excellent athletes who never quite made it to where they deserved to be. Jana might even do well at rowing; it is not uncommon for athletes to switch sports these days. Kathy Watt switched from athletics to cycling, for example. The website for world famous athletes sums up Judy Pollock with the comment “Not a natural. Had to work

hard”. Was that a bit harsh? No, I think that is fair comment. I was a good sprinter but when they brought the 400 metres in for women my coach, Henri Schubert, said “I think you would be good at that.” So I focused on that event but it was very hard work. I trained every day of the week: I would drive to Melbourne with two toddlers in the car and leave them at Judy Patching’s house (Judy, who was team manager for a number of Olympic Games, was employed by Melbourne Parks and Gardens and lived in a house behind the Shrine. He was a lovely man who had time for everybody.) After a morning training at Olympic Park I would have lunch at Judy’s, a sleep, and then train again in the afternoon before driving back to Mt Eliza where I was living. This was mainly in winter as, being in the southern hemisphere, we were “out of season”. It was hard work but I loved every minute of it. I was fortunate in that Pam Kilborn (Ryan) was also trained by Henri and, although she was essentially a hurdler, she was also a sprinter. We were able to help one another and formed a friendship that we still retain.

Judy’s record JUDY Pollock (nee Amoore) was one of Australia’s finest female athletes, being selected for three Olympics. She first came to attention in 1964 when she won a bronze medal in the 400 metres behind Betty Cuthbert and English runner Ann Packer. Over the next few years Judy set world records in the 440 yards (1965), 800 metres (1967) and 880 yards (1967), but retired due to pregnancy in 1968. It was during these peak years that she attended the Commonwealth Games in Jamaica in 1966, winning a gold medal in the 440 yards and silver in the 880 yards. Judy made a comeback in 1971 and ran some of her best times to be selected for the 1972 Olympics at Munich. There she was track and field captain, but was unable to compete due to injuries. In 1976, following a second retirement for family reasons, Judy made another comeback and at 36 was selected for the Montreal Olympic Games. By now she had shifted her focus to the 800 and 1500 metres and had earned her selection after winning the 1500 metres at the Australian National Championships and running second to Charlene Rendina over 800 metres. Although she broke two minutes in her heat in the 800 metres, success at these distances eluded Judy at Montreal. Chelsea – Mordialloc News 7 August 2012



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The art of combining business and pleasure By Keith Platt IT is a lucky person who is able to combine work and play without one interrupting the other. Seaford artist Clive Sinclair is one of those people. He’s been a surfer for many of his 61 years and is able to indulge his passion for waves with his art, whether it be painting at a coastal location, travelling to exhibitions or teaching art classes. Recently back from a trip to southern New South Wales and northeastern Victoria, Sinclair almost distractedly dismisses an exhibition of his works being shown there before enthusing about the waves at Marlo. “It’s hard to go inland,” he says. The former signwriter has been an artist for 40 years, making a living from selling his works and teaching. The signwriting was abandoned 15 years ago as technology almost overnight took over from what had been a very hands-on skill. Between surfs, Sinclair now teaches adult classes at Brighton, Mentone, Beaumaris and annual stints at Toowoomba and Hervey Bay in Queensland. “I get time for my own work, but things aren’t too good at the moment – it’s the economy, of course,” Sinclair says while sitting inside his small, airy studio behind his Seaford house. He believes a good pointer to how the art world is faring will come at the end of this month when eight of his works go on show as part of the annual Twenty Melbourne Painters Society exhibition. Sinclair is a member of the society, which is about to hold its 94th annual exhibition. He has been a member of the invitation-only society since 1988 and this year plans to exhibit paintings from a series featuring the Pentland Hills southwest of Melbourne, coastal scenes of Tasmania and an evening view of Flinders St in Melbourne. Sinclair paints in oils, watercolour and acrylic, often using watercolours on canvas “which is unusual”. “I sometimes take photos but enjoy painting on location,” he says. “Usually water scenes, late evening, and soft light.” Sinclair talks enthusiastically about the late Lloyd Rees, a meticulous draftsman and a famed landscape painter. When not painting or teaching, Sinclair can sometimes be found singing, playing guitars, banjo or harmonica in the “we play birthdays mainly” group Carbon Dated. His fellow current members in the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society are Angela Abbott, Greg Allen, June Barnett, Bill Caldwell, Margaret Cowling, John Dudley, Stephen Doyle, Jacqueline Fowler, Amanda Hyatt, Lee Machelak, Barbara McCallum, Paul McDonald-Smith, Ross Paterson, Herman Pekel, Clive Sinclair, Peter Smales, David Taylor, Maxwell Wilks, Judith Wills and Joseph Zbukvic. The society was established in 1918 by a “strong-willed and rebellious group of artists”, says its president Paul McDonald-Smith. “Over nine decades later the society’s aesthetic remains firmly grounded in classical disciplines, as revered by our predecessors, recognising that the pictorial elements of tone, form, colour and drawing are vital prerequisites of fine painting.” Mr McDonald-Smith said present-day members acknowledged “a debt to Max Meldrum’s school of tonal realism”. Past members have included Rupert Bunny, Sir William Dargie, Sir John Longstaff and Clarice Beckett. The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society 94th annual exhibition presented by Jenny Pihan Fine Art opens at 6.30pm Tuesday 31 July and then 10am-5pm daily until Sunday 12 August at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Hawthorn and Glen Eira roads, Caulfield. Call 9598 9588 or art@ At work: Clive Sinclair is working toward the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society exhibition at the end of this month. Picture: Keith Platt

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Kevin Coote: Olympian and ‘rascal’ By Graham J Whitehead WHEN looking for Kevin Coote, you are likely to find him in his garage, among a treasure trove of memorabilia. Walls are covered with photographs of wrestlers, boxers, swimmers, bike riders and footballers; black plastic bags holding autographed flags; and shelves holding medals from state and national championships, together with medals from British Empire and Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games. All of these items have a story and a connection to Kevin. Born at Parkdale on 27 April 1931 to Nellie Margaret Dempster and Roy Browning Coote, his early years were spent with his two brothers, George and Jeff. George, the eldest, was born in 1929 and Jeff in 1933. Along with his brothers, Kevin attended St Patrick’s Primary School in Mentone before moving to Sydney with the family. Kevin’s father had rejoined the navy during the Second World War and was posted to Sydney where he served as a navy diver. Returning from Sydney, Kevin lived for a time with his uncle in Whitehorse Rd and attended Box Hill Technical School for a year before returning to the family home at 12 Elm Grove, Parkdale. While at Box Hill he competed in a six-mile event, along unmade streets and across paddocks containing all sorts of impediments, in bare feet. Kevin said his feet toughened up while living in Sydney because he rarely wore shoes. In the cross-country race he came second by a small margin to Terry Allan. In later life when Allan was asked if he knew a Coote, he said he went to school with a Kevin Coote and he was “bloody mad”. Leaving school, Kevin started work as a tiler and later a bricklayer. He was active in sport as a teenager, swimming with the Mordialloc Life Saving Club and playing football with Mordialloc. For several football seasons he played with the juniors and had one season with the seniors before retiring. The retirement came about after he was suspended for four matches because of a punch up he had with a Cheltenham player on the field during a game at Cheltenham. But the decision was also influenced by a conflict of commitments. The night for football training clashed with a training night for a new interest that took priority. This new interest was wrestling. The wrestling involvement started in a small gym run by Bev Scott located in a garage in Bentleigh. After a few months there, Kevin was advised to join the Victorian Railways Institute as it had the number one wrestling gym in Victoria. This he did and there he

Wrestlemania: Kevin Coote competing at the Australian championships against Fowler of New South Wales in 1953. Picture courtesy City of Kingston, Kingston Collection

came under the influence of coach Jim Angell. Throughout the normal times of the year he attended two nights a week, but in the lead-up to competitions, training intensified, increasing to four sessions a week. Jim Angell recognised that two of his young wrestlers showed great promise, but as they were similar weights they would be competing against each other at the state championship. He decided one would have to compete in a higher weight division. The two wrestlers were Kevin Coote and Bill Davies. To resolve the difficulty they tossed a coin and Kevin lost, so he wrestled as a heavyweight while Davies competed as a light heavyweight. Despite the weight disadvantage Kevin was successful, winning the Victorian heavyweight title. It was described as an amazing feat for a 19-year-old because he had to win seven bouts to qualify for the final. He was awarded the championship when his opponent, who had won the title in the preceding four years, failed to appear. Kevin and Bill won their divisions at the Victorian championships and went on to contest the 1951 Australian championships in Brisbane, although on this occasion they reversed the divisions in which they wrestled. Kevin, competing as a light heavyweight, was again victorious. Following this success he was selected as a member of the Australian Olympic team to compete at Helsinki. At Helsinki, Kevin was unfortunate to be matched in his two bouts against the eventual gold and silver medal winners. However, he was the only

wrestler in the event to go the full distance against the top two placegetters and emerged from the Games without a fall against him. It was at Helsinki that the decision was made to obtain an Olympic flag as a souvenir. Four men, all from Mordialloc, marched in a military manner up to the flag poles outside the stadium and lowered a flag, watched by a crowd of people as though it was a normal event. All members of the Australian team signed the flag, which was kept in the wall cavity behind a ventilator screen to avoid detection during room searches by authorities anxious to retrieve it. Other team members attempted to souvenir flags without success. After the Games, Kevin joined a Mordialloc friend, Bob McQueen, on a Swedish ship on a voyage from Helsinki to Canada. McQueen and Nobby Clarke, also from Mordialloc, had worked their passage on the ship from Melbourne to Helsinki where the ship was used as a floating hotel. Kevin signed on as a cook while Bob was a steward. Returning from this journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the pair left the ship in France and started a short sight-seeing trip around Europe. During this time in Europe, Kevin developed a strong friendship with Russell Mockridge who was an outstanding sportsman and cyclist in the Australian Olympic team. At the Games he won two gold medals, the one-kilometre time trial and the tandem, and before the Games he won the prestigious Paris Open Grand Prix. Kevin described Mockridge as “The best Australian athlete I’ve ever seen.

Champion: Australian Olympian and national wrestling champion Kevin Coote in his garage with memorabilia in 2009. Picture courtesy City of Kingston, Kingston Collection


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He was just naturally gifted”. It was while McQueen, Coote and Mockridge were having lunch in a London cafe and talking about the Grand Prix that Mockridge revealed he had left the trophy in his hotel room because “it was a big heavy thing”. He told them that he had the winning sash and it was all he wanted. He said they could have the trophy if they wanted to go and pick it up and wrote on the back of the cafe’s menu a note authorising McQueen to collect it. McQueen carried the cup back to Australia where it was in his care until he died. It was then passed to Kevin Coote who in turn passed it in 2008 to Lindy, Russell Mockridge’s daughter. Leaving Europe and returning to Australia on the Otranto, Kevin and Percy Cerutty shared a cabin with Russell. Kevin said to burn up their surplus energy they spent time running around the decks and engaging in wrestling bouts. While in London on 9 July 1952, after the Helsinki Games, the Australian team was invited to afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. With the team assembled to shake the hand of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret, Dick Garrard dared Kevin Coote to slide down a banister at the palace. Kevin accepted the challenge, sliding about 20 feet. As Kevin said, “It wasn’t far and the Queen did not see me”. Nothing was said about the exploit until four years later. After being told that he was selected for the Australian Olympic team to compete at Melbourne, he received a letter from Edgar Tanner, the secretary of the organising committee, informing him he had been banned because of his undisciplined behaviour in London and instructing him to report to the Melbourne Town Hall. “There they lifted the ban. I guess the Olympic committee was trying to frighten me to make me toe the line,” Kevin said. With very short notice, the International Wrestling Federation invited Australia to send its best wrestlers to the 1954 World Championships to be held in Tokyo in May. The Japanese paid for travel and 40 per cent of living expenses while the Australian association contributed nothing. The additional money had to be raised through local efforts. Fortunately the money was raised and Kevin travelled to Tokyo were he performed well. At the conclusion of the competition he was ranked eighth in the world. At this competition Kevin obtained his second flag. At the closing ceremony when the official flag party

was lowering a Japanese flag within the stadium, Kevin lowered a second flag in unison with the actions of the official party while being watched by Japanese police armed with automatic weapons. “There was a certain amount of tension in the situation,” Kevin said. Later the flag was signed by all wrestlers in the Australian team. During a visit to Sakura Nikko Girls’ High School, the principal asked that a member of the team speak to the students. Kevin volunteered. Following this engagement he was then invited to take a position as a temporary teacher, teaching conversation English. This he did for two months. At the conclusion of his employment, the girls presented him with a navy blue and white kimono, embroidered with the traditional motif of a frog jumping into a pond. The gown is a valued item in his memorabilia collection. Two years later, in November 1956, the Olympic Games were held in Melbourne and Kevin was again in the wrestling team. Sixteen Australian wrestlers took part and of those Kevin was the best performer, winning two bouts. In the final rankings he finished equal fifth with a Turkish wrestler. When asked how his experience at the Melbourne Games compared to Helsinki he said “The first is always the best”. One further occasion when Kevin featured in the local press was not related to his prowess as a wrestler. On this occasion he was before the magistrate of the Sandringham Court charged by a constable of the mobile traffic police with speeding, failing to signal his intention of passing another car, only having one headlight and failing to have the tail light of the car switched on while driving his 1937 Ford Coupe along Beach Rd. The constable said Kevin had passed up to 40 cars without giving the appropriate hand signal when diverting right. Kevin denied this, saying he did signal and had only passed two or three cars. The charge was dismissed. The charges concerning headlights and tail light were admitted by Kevin and he was fined two pounds for each offence. He explained that the mudguards that contained the headlights were at the panel beaters being repaired so he had a fog light in the centre of the radiator. With the tail light, he had asked a passenger on leaving the car to switch it on but the passenger failed to do it. However it was with the fourth and most serious charge of speeding at speeds of 55 to 60 miles per hour that Kevin strongly objected. The constable claimed he had followed Kevin for half a mile maintaining a constant interval between his and Kevin’s car. In his denial Kevin said it was a Saturday night when he was driving toward Melbourne at the time when traffic was heavy. He believed he was travelling no faster than 40 miles per hour and this was supported by Robert Clark of Mordialloc, a passenger in the car. The bench accepted this story and the charge was dismissed. Today Kevin continues to live in the City of Kingston. After two hip replacements and a body riddled with arthritis, his sporting activity is limited. No doubt this situation has occurred because of the stresses he placed it under in his world class sporting career and working life. Nevertheless he continues to draw on his memories of an outstanding sporting life as a young man sparked by the mementos he has surrounding him in his mini museum. Published courtesy of Kingston City Council. Dr Whitehead is Kingston’s official city historian.



Edi-Asp fly flag as Sharks, Gulls lose PENINSULA DIVISION By Toe Punt BONBEACH was unable to maintain its run of good form when it came up against the best side in the business on Saturday, Frankston YCW. The Sharks had a fantastic run of form in recent weeks, winning three of four games and going down to Karingal by just 10 points. Bonbeach had worked its way up to fourth place on the ladder before the round 15 game against YCW. Obviously, the team was hoping for a solid performance. The first time the sides met, the margin was nine goals in favour of the Stonecats. At quarter time on Saturday, Bonbeach had kicked four goals, but trailed by 16 points. By half-time, the margin had blown out to seven goals. In the end, the Sharks were fortunate to work their way back into the game and lose by 57 points. Bonbeach coach Steven Capp told The News after the game that it was a pretty tough day at the office. “They’re a pretty good side I think,” Capp joked. “Their big fellas got hold of us and there was little we could do about it. “Our first quarter was pretty good and I thought we worked hard in the

third quarter, but we just struggled to contain them all day. “We weren’t overly surprised with the result. “Their bottom five or six players are better than most teams and that was the difference in the end. “We lost concentration at times and their class showed through. “We need a couple of monsters to be able to compete with YCW’s. Ash Eames and Brad Ulms really dominated. Eames’s tap work is as good as a handball.” Michael Chaplin booted three goals for the Stonecats, and Ben Tellis, David Bodley, Kyle Hutchison and Lew Roberts kicked two each. Anthony Barry provided plenty of run from half-back, and Paul Wintle and Dale Carroll also were instrumental in the win. Jason Ferraro and Tom Payton were among the Sharks’ best, and Shane McDonald and Jackson Casey also worked tirelessly. Mt Eliza bounced back from its horror defeat last week at the hands of Karingal to demolish Chelsea by 112 points. The Redlegs had mixed fortunes leading into the game with the news that star forward Sam Lloyd had agreed to join Bendigo Bombers in the VFL. With AFL aspirations still there,

Lloyd, who has booted 59 goals for the Redlegs this season, decided to try his hand with the Bombers. However, the Redlegs had a stroke of luck following the Lloyd move. Sandringham listed-player Michael Lourey asked for permission to head back to Mt Eliza to play out the rest of the year. It is almost a straight swap. Both are goalkicking midfielders, good overhead and hard at the footy. On Saturday Lourey booted six goals in a dominant performance for the Redlegs. Scott Lockwood also booted six as the Redlegs amassed 41 scoring shots to 14. Scott Simpson dominated through the middle for the visitors, and Dylan Emmons and Dave Barton continued their good form. Mt Eliza went into the game without prime movers Rohan Heasley and Josh Norman. Both are expected back for the pointy end of the season. Coach Jason Watts said he was pleased with the way his side bounced back. “We had a dirty day last week against a very good footy side [Karingal],” he said. “We were a bit flat; they came to play and we didn’t. “Today was about getting back to the basics, getting our structures right

and trying a few different things. “The reality is that we are a bit predictable to Karingal and we need to change that before we meet them again in the second semi-final. “Now is about gearing up for finals. The boys are going through a heavy training load at the moment and we want to be ready.” Sam Carpenter was once again Chelsea’s best player, and Scott McLeod and Chris Worner booted two goals each. Karingal did the expected and comfortably beat Langwarrin. The Bulls booted five goals to one in the first quarter, led by 38 points at half-time and stretched this to 92 by the final siren. Chris Hay booted six goals and Michael Burke five. Brendan Dunne, David Hirst and Troy Hoad continued their domination in the back line. Dylan Luxa along with the everreliable Shane Urbans and Daniel Wehner were the best of the Kangas. Edithvale-Aspendale won its third game of the season when it knocked over Mornington by 20 points. The Eagles got their noses in front early in the game and were able to sustain the intensity over four quarters. Nick Connellan and Beau Turner dominated for the winners, and Tim Mannix and Jordan Derbyshire also

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had good games. For the Doggies, Kallum Searle, Daniel Villani with three goals and Byron Holt in the ruck all worked hard. It was a great result for the Eagles, especially without captain Pat Poore, who was out due to suspension. Pines made it four wins from its past five matches with a sensational 22-point win over Seaford in the traditional Sunday clash. The Tigers led by four points at half-time before the Pythons kicked seven goals to three after the main interval to record another win. Seaford had everything to play for on Sunday, including a spot in the five, but couldn’t dig deep enough and stop the likes of Brendan Neville, Jimmy Messina and Leigh Houldcroft, who dominated all afternoon for the Pythons. Shaun White was also solid with three goals. Michael Kraska was the only multiple goalkicker for the Tigers with five, and Luke Smith, Kieran Shaw and Luke Davenport were among the best.


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Tigers down premiers as Blues, Somie, Crib Point win NEPEAN DIVISION By Toe Punt SORRENTO will be without ruckman Scott Cameron until the finals begin after he was reported in the last quarter in his side’s 37-point loss to Dromana on Saturday. Cameron was reported by the goal and field umpires after striking Tigers ruckman-forward Steven Gaertner. Gaertner left the field after the incident, but returned to be a key influence in the game in the final quarter. It was tough day on the ground for the team of the year ruckman, who was comprehensively beaten by Tigers duo Gaertner and Seamus Thompson. However, Cameron wasn’t the only player well beaten by Dromana on Saturday; there weren’t too many winners for the Sharks. Premiership coach Troy Schwarze left the field in the third quarter and didn’t return after Paul Minchington split him down the middle for the second time this season. The first time saw Schwarze miss a number of weeks with a shoulder injury. On this occasion, it looked like he sustained a cracked cheekbone. He was due to join St Kilda in his role as an assistant at the MCG on Saturday night, but didn’t make it, spending hours in Rosebud Hospital. Full-back Chris Bagot was vomiting prior to the game due to a virus, which also affected Josh Moore. Mitch Nibbs was a noticeable absentee. Dalton Sanderson was probably the standout player, along with Leigh Treeby, and Kayle Stringer-Morris pushed hard all afternoon, but the day belonged to the Tigers. Despite missing a couple a regulars, including Aaron Coyle and Scott Joyce, the Tigers were up and about from the start.

Is there conflict? IT will be interesting to see how long MPNFL club presidents put up with newly appointed league chief executive officer Jeff Jones continuing his role as Southern Umpires Association chairman. While many in the league community accepted the fact Jeff Jones would continue to umpires to reach 1000 games, I’m not sure how many would be as accepting of him managing the league and the umpires association. Surely the two bodies need to be independent of each other? After all, the SUA is a service provider to the league. If there’s an umpiring pay dispute before finals, does Mr Jones declare a conflict of interest and remove himself from dealing with the situation? Surely Mr Jones needs to concentrate on the deficiencies and increasing issues that MPNFL clubs experience from day to day. Jones told The News prior to the Sorrento and Dromana game on Saturday that it wasn’t a conflict because the SUA role is voluntary. For mine, that makes zero difference.

Lopsided Casey-Cardinia WHAT a joke the Casey-Cardinia division has become. In one of the most lopsided compe-


They won the contested footy all afternoon, their run and spread was too difficult for the Sharks to combat, and they had more players prepared to commit themselves at the contest. Trailing by just 11 points at the first change, Sorrento coach Nick Claringbold told his charges to start getting in first for the footy, get a little lower at the contest and tackle the ball carrier. The message was clear, simple and well delivered. It seemed to be a consistent message in the backs, mids and forward huddles too. However, the message must have gone in one ear and out the other. Sorrento continued to look for the easy ball, didn’t want to get their knees dirty and paid the price. Dromana had winners all over the ground. The Tigers started in the middle with ruckman Thomson and Gaertner. They controlled the air in the middle, around the ground and from boundary throw-ins. Sorrento’s second-string ruckman Jon Croad was the better of the two Sharks’ big men. Terry Wheeler was easily best player on the ground. His ability to win the contested ball, outside ball, and run and carry was a feature of the match. Rikki Johnston was outstanding in defence. He was pretty much left to his own devices, which was a poor tactic. Jay Neratzoglou towelled up Kenyon, Ryan Worn gave Leigh Poholke a bath, and midfielders Damon Lawrence, Braeden Dennis, Liam Hogan and Ryan Slocombe had a mortgage on the footy. This quartet is the engine room of the Tigers with the likes of Wheeler, a brilliant Paul Minchington, Toby Banks and Co using their speed and skill to carve up Sorrento on the outside. Jay Hutchison, Jedd Savage and Anthony Bruhn lead up all afternoon

titions in MPNFL history, it’s now a case of the haves and have nots. And what about the goalkickers? Cranbourne full-forward Marc Holt booted 22 goals last week against Hampton Park for a season total of 116. Former Hampton Park and Pearcedale full-forward Kerem Baskaya booted 13 goals on the weekend for Narre Warren to move to 109 goals. Top of the table Narre Warren is averaging 168 points for and 49 points against this season, while second-placed Cranbourne averages 156 points for and 53 points against. At the other end of the scale, Hampton Park averages 30 points for and 188 points against.

Out for the season? SORRENTO premiership coach Troy Schwarze may miss the rest of the season it looked like he had busted his cheekbone on Saturday against Dromana. For the second time this season, Dromana’s Paul Minchington copped Schwarze with a fair hip and shoulder. The first time saw Schwarze miss weeks with a shoulder injury. The hot rumour around the ground on Saturday was that he would be airlifted to the city immediately after the game to carry out his duties as an assistant at St Kilda Football Club. Sorrento would not confirm or deny this rumour on Sunday morning, although it was reported as fact in a Melbourne daily newspaper. However, a club spokesperson said Schwarze spent a few hours

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and provided aerial strength as well as dominanting at ground level. It was a comprehensive victory from Dromana. 27 scoring shots to 14 accurately reflecting the dominance. Dromana now has to keep a lid on things. All they have proven to this point is they have what it takes to mix it with the reigning premier. Finals and premierships aren’t won in round 14. Coach Gavin Artico agreed, but said he believed the victory would be good for his charges leading into finals. “At this time of the year, you want to be playing the best sides and being competitive against them,” Artico said. “Confidence plays a huge part at this time of the year and if you’re playing good footy, then it gives you the drive and motivation to keep doing the work. “This has been a long and tough process for everyone at the club, but I think we can all see it has been worth it. “We have good depth, we all understand what it takes to win big games of footy and I honestly believe we still have some improvement to come.” If the Tigers can improve, beating them from this point is going to be extremely difficult. It appears that both Dromana and Hastings have sealed a spot in the top three after the Blues knocked over Frankston Bombers on Saturday. In what was a scrappy contest for most of the afternoon, the Bombers didn’t have the manpower in the last quarter to match it with the home side. The Bombers lost Luke Lewis in the first three minutes of the match and Haydn Moore before quarter time. Moore has been a standout performer for the Bombers this season. Ryan Lonie also succumbed to injury and the Bombers were left with very few options in the final term. The Blues took advantage, booted

in Rosebud Hospital with what appeared to be a cracked cheekbone. Scans on Sunday were to determine the full extent of the injuries.

One in, one out MT Eliza is certainly in the mix for the 2012 MPNFL Peninsula Division premiership. However, VFL team Bendigo Bombers has been on the heels of Redlegs gun Sam Lloyd to join them for a kick all season. On Saturday, the forward-midfielder took his opportunity at VFL level, continuing to live the dream of playing AFL. The Bombers are obviously keen to have Lloyd for the remainder of the season with the outside chance of taking him in the next draft. He has been training with the Bombers for the past four weeks. While Mt Eliza coach Jason Watts is confident Lloyd will return for the Redlegs “at the pointy end of the season”, he was more than willing to allow Lloyd to follow his dream. “He’s a quality player and it is a great opportunity for him,” Watts said. Lloyd has booted 59 goals this season. The news gets better for the Redlegs – they have been able to lure Michael Lourey from Sandringham, where he was coached by Seaford dual premiership coach Paul Kennedy. Lourey booted six goals on a Saturday against Chelsea in what Watts described as a “quality performance”.

five goals to one in the final term and recording a 35-point victory. Jason Kestle was a nightmare for the Bombers when he moved into the forward half and finished with three goals. Paul Rogasch was outstanding across half-back, Daniel Wishart played one of his best games for the season, and Mark Deveraux continued his outstanding season. Jay Page played on a wing for the Bombers and was arguably the best player on the ground. Brian O’Carroll was good over four quarters, Brad Wakeling booted three and tried hard, and James Degenhardt fulfilled his tagging role. The Bombers remain outside the top five and must win their final two games against Somerville and Crib Point to have any chance of playing finals. One club that would love nothing more than to prevent Frankston Bombers playing finals is Somerville. Eagles coach Leigh Stewart is a former coach of the Bombers and the split wasn’t amicable, to say the least. The Eagles were expected to just drift through the remainder of the season and not have too much influence, but on Saturday, Somerville came from eight points down at three-quarter time to easily account for Red Hill to the tune of 21 points. The Eagles booted seven goals to two in the final quarter to win just their fourth game of the season. Ben Sedgewick and Caleb Cox kicked three goals each for the Eagles, and Rowan Hogenbirk kicked two. Will Jolley was outstanding for the Eagles over four quarters, Jason Baxter continued his outstanding run, and Justin Allsop continued to shine. Jed Sutton and Guy Austin also were very good. Stewart would have been happy to have these two for the majority of the year.

Red Hill was shellshocked. Daniel McNamara and Ben Maguiness worked hard, and David Maplestone kicked three goals. Pearcedale moved off the bottom of the ladder on Saturday after comprehensively beating Tyabb by eight goals. The Panthers started the game full of running courtesy of the likes of Damien McCormack and Chris Fortnam, and Dean Jannsen slipped straight back into the good form he has been displaying. At quarter time the Panthers had a handy 16-point break and extended this to 23 points at the major break. McCormack finished the afternoon with four goals, and Daniel Murray enjoyed good supply and kicked five. Glenn Anderson was solid all afternoon, and Pat Cadd had some real influence on the contest. Ash Watersone kicked four goals for the Yabbies, Andrew Driscoll booted three, and Chris Doria was outstanding once again. Ryan Jones and Simon and Ethan Rahilly also worked hard all afternoon. Crib Point is still a mathematical chance of playing finals after defeating Devon Meadows. The Magpies were superb all game to record a comfortable 45-point win. Brad Davidson was at his mercurial best, finishing with six goals, Luke Herrington and Jon Flack each kicked three, and Zac Dekleuver played his best game for the club. Devon was never in the contest, despite the efforts of Daniel Velardo, Jess Dehey and Brett Armitage. Up there, boys: Hastings Blues defeated Frankston Bombers in Nepean Division on the weekend. Picture: Andrew Hurst


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Mt Eliza 6.1, 12.5, 19.9, 24.17 (161) Chelsea 2.2, 5.2, 6.5, 7.7 (49) Goals, Mt Eliza: S. Lockwood 6, M. Lourey 6, Z. White 3, S. Wettenhall 2, D. Willett 2, D. Gormley 2, B. Landry 1, J. Clayton 1, J. Cole 1. Chelsea: S. MacLeod 2, C. Worner 2, R. Stewart 1, L. Manders 1, B. Clark 1. Best, Mt Eliza: S. Simpson, D. Barton, D. Emmons, M. Lourey, R. D’Orazio, W. Suhr. Chelsea: S. Carpenter, B. Clark, R. Lancaster, M. Nightingale, B. Finemore, J. Clark. Karingal 5.6, 8.8, 15.13, 19.18 (132) Langwarrin 1.0, 3.0, 3.2, 6.4 (40) Goals, Karingal: C. Hay 6, M. Burke 5, S. McGarry 2, D. Noble 2, C. Dixon 1, D. Hirst 1, S. Charalambous 1, M. Jakobi 1. Langwarrin: M. Naughton 2, J. O’Shea 1, D. Wehner 1, J. Amalfi 1, A. Shaw 1. Best, Karingal: B. Dunne, M. Burke, C. Hay, D. Hirst, T. Hoad, M. Jakobi. Langwarrin: D. Luxa, S. Urbans, D. Wehner, M. Gill-Furness, J. Curry, J. Amalfi. Edi-Asp 4.3, 7.7, 10.8, 16.10 (106) Mornington 2.4, 3.7, 9.11, 12.14 (86) Goals, Edi-Asp: T. March 4, J. Derbyshire 3, A. Dalton 2, A. Lello 2, M. Mullins 2, B. Bowden 1, B. Tagg 1, N. Childs 1. Mornington: D. Villani 3, A. Speedy 2, J. Connell 2, J. Calder 1, B. Smeeton 1, T. Johnston 1, K. Brouwer 1, K. O’Brien 1. Best, Edi-Asp: N. Connellan, B. Turner, T. Mannix, J. Derbyshire, Z. Muschialli, M. Mullins. Mornington: K. Searle, J. McLerie, D. Villani, B. Holt, A. Speedy, D. McDowell. Frankston YCW 6.6, 11.9, 12.14, 16.19 (115) Bonbeach 4.2, 4.4, 6.4, 9.4 (58) Goals, Frankston YCW: M. Chaplin 3, B. Tellis 2, D. Bodley 2, K. Hutchison 2, L. Roberts 2, A. Eames 1, D. Hoare 1, R. Morris 1, K. Lylak 1, D. Smith 1. Bonbeach: M. Clifford 2, S. McDonald 2, J. Ferraro 2, L. Smith 1, P. Rebeschini 1, D. Donkin 1. Best, Frankston YCW: B. Ulms, A. Barry, B. McCormack, A. Eames, P. Wintle, D. Carroll. Bonbeach: J. Ferraro, T. Payton, S. McDonald, J. Casey, D. Smith, S. Foster. Pines 3.1, 5.5, 9.8, 12.9.81 Seaford 3.1, 6.3, 8.4, 9.5.59 Goals, Pines: S. White 3, B. Neville 2, S. Ryan 2, J. Messina 2, G. Hendry 2, B. Humphrey. Best, Pines: S. Taylor, B. Neville, B. Hendry, J. Messina, L. Houldcroft, M. Goodman. Seaford: M. Kraska 5, D. Kirschenberg , A. Walton , D. Sloan , G. Fricker. Seaford: L. Smith, K. Shaw, M. Haverfield, L. Davenport, A. Walton, D. Sloan.


Mt Eliza 4.4, 6.10, 10.13, 12.14 (86) Chelsea 1.1, 2.4, 4.7, 5.9 (39) Goals, Mt Eliza: T. Groot 6, L. Young 2, B. Crowder 1, C. Ashdown 1, C. Derrick 1, R. Curwood 1. Chelsea: M. Smith 2, M. Torcasio 2, L. Clark 1. Best, Mt Eliza: M. Wilson, T. Groot, L. Young, D. Kent, L. Marshall, B. Black. Chelsea: N. Allsep, N. James, J. Schober, M. Torcasio, M. Dyer. Karingal 3.2, 7.5, 12.7, 14.11 (95) Langwarrin 1.2, 3.2, 3.4, 4.7 (31) Goals, Karingal: M. Sibberas 2, A. Osborne 2, J. Johnson 2, R. Ryde 1, B. Duffield 1, A. Joel 1, S. Gillings 1, T. Mottershead 1, J. Eames 1, A. Jack 1, J. Smith 1. Langwarrin: M. Poore 2, T. Smith 1, W. Thomas 1. Best, Karingal: N. Shaw, J. Fisher, T. Mottershead, M. Sibberas, J. Martinson, J. Eames. Langwarrin: B. Wehner, J. Anderson, S. Anderson, A. O’RourkeRyan, W. Thomas, S. Boyington. Edi-Asp 3.2, 5.5, 7.8, 14.11 (95) Mornington 1.1, 1.5, 2.8, 3.8 (26) Goals, Edi-Asp: N. Evans 3, C. Fosternally 2, R. Campbell 2, A. Houghton 2, T. Hoare 2, M. Wade 1, T. Bruce 1, M. Campbell 1. Mornington: M. Mackenzie 1, J. Mills 1, S. Powell 1. Best, Edi-Asp: R. Cunningham, A. Houghton, D. Graves, A. Moro, S. Miller, R. Snashall. Mornington: A. Rixon, B. Loughrey, S. Powell, J. Matthews, T. Marmo, C. Dean. Frankston YCW 2.1, 5.5, 7.12, 11.18 (84) Bonbeach 2.1, 2.3, 3.4, 3.6 (24) Goals, Frankston YCW: C. Barker 2, C. Gonzalez 2, D. Strickland 2, S. Meagher 1, B. Buckley 1, J. Coghlan 1, R. Bleeker 1, A. Totaro 1. Bonbeach: L. Buswell 1, R. Murphy 1, M. Turville 1. Best, Frankston YCW: M. Millman, C. Gonzalez, D. Waddell, T. Cowled, C. Barker, S. Rooth. Bonbeach: M. Turville, B. Casey, M. Stevens, R. Ferri, R. Murphy, B. Hogan.


Mt Eliza 4.0, 9.3, 9.5, 11.7 (73) Chelsea 0.2, 2.4, 5.10, 7.11 (53) Goals, Mt Eliza: R. Pierce 3, M. Hill 2, D. Jackson 2, Z. Jones 1, M. Anwyl 1, B. Mullane 1, W. Crowder 1. Chelsea: J. Chevalier 2, J. Symons 1, C. Dodson 1, J. O’Riley 1, R. Chadwick 1, M. Ponton 1. Best, Mt Eliza: D. Jackson, M. Anwyl, Z. Jones, R. Pierce, C. Pascazio, R. BourkeClark. Chelsea: M. Shaw, J. Miller, M. Ponton, D. Mizzi, M. Cameron, J. Atwell. Mornington 5.4, 8.8, 14.12, 18.16 (124) Edi-Asp 0.0, 0.1, 2.3, 2.4 (16) Goals, Mornington: D. Vercoe 4, W. Goosey 3, J. Luca 3, N. Taylor 2, J. Smart 2, B. De Ruyter 1, A. Marshall 1, J. Moignard 1, J. Fletcher 1. Edi-Asp: H. Livesey 1, M. Byrnes 1.

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Best, Mornington: N. Cox, J. Smart, S. Crawford, M. Brock, D. Vercoe, N. Taylor. Edi-Asp: M. Byrnes, P. Jamieson, H. Livesey, S. Masson, K. Stewart, T. Lavery.

Janssen, D. McCormack, C. Fortnam, P. Cadd, D. Murray. Tyabb: C. Doria, R. Jones, A. Waterstone, S. Rahilly, E. Rahilly, R. West.

Frankston YCW 5.2, 9.6, 13.8, 15.14 (104) Bonbeach 1.1, 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 (14) Goals, Frankston YCW: J. Thorne 4, C. Micari 3, K. St Anne 3, A. Harnett 2, K. Albanese 1, B. Credlin 1, C. Steele 1. Bonbeach: K. Aburrow 1, J. Maxwell 1. Best, Frankston YCW: K. St Anne, C. Steele, B. Credlin, J. Thorne, A. Harnett, C. Micari. Bonbeach: B. Hicks, J. Mulholland, J. Maxwell, J. Sole, M. Turville, J. Perez.

Crib Point 5.6, 8.10, 15.12, 15.18 (108) Devon Meadows 3.1, 3.7, 4.9, 8.15 (63) Goals, Crib Point: B. Davidson 6, L. Herrington 3, J. Flack 3, W. Symes 1, D. Cook 1, D. Annable 1. Devon Meadows: D. Velardo 2, A. Adams 2, J. Dehey 2, L. Hoogenboom 1, R. Talbot 1. Best, Crib Point: B. Davidson, Z. Dekleuver, J. Cook, D. Kairies, W. Symes, D. Wise. Devon Meadows: D. Velardo, J. Dehey, B. Armitage, C. Thorne, L. Burke, T. Cotton.

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Dromana 4.1, 8.6, 10.12, 12.15 (87) Sorrento 2.2, 4.2, 4.4, 8.6 (54) Goals, Dromana: S. Gaertner 3, J. Savage 2, P. Minchington 1, R. Worn 1, R. Slocombe 1, A. Bruhn 1, J. Hutchinson 1, T. Banks 1, T. Wheeler 1. Sorrento: K. Stringer-Morris 2, T. Head 2, D. Grant 1, L. Treeby 1, D. Hickey 1, L. Poholke 1. Best, Dromana: R. Worn, P. Minchington, B. Dennis, R. Slocombe, J. Neratzoglou, L. Hogan. Sorrento: T. Head, L. Treeby, J. Caspar, K. Stringer-Morris, D. Sanderson, D. Grant. Hastings 4.2, 7.6, 8.8, 13.13 (91) Frankston Bombers 3.3, 3.3, 7.6, 8.8 (56) Goals, Hastings: J. Kestle 3, M. Devereaux 2, M. Robbins 1, G. Masterson 1, C. McVeigh 1, A. Pike 1, P. Mawson 1, P. Rogasch 1, D. Hand 1, K. Pinto 1. Frankston Bombers: B. Wakeling 3, M. Maiorino 2, N. Lonie 1, J. Foster 1, B. O’Carroll 1. Best, Hastings: M. Devereaux, P. Rogasch, K. Pinto, D. Wishart, J. Kestle, C. McVeigh. Frankston Bombers: J. Page, B. O’Carroll, J. Degenhardt, J. Waixel, B. Drake, B. Wakeling. Somerville 2.2, 6.8, 7.12, 14.15 (99) Red Hill 4.1, 6.3, 9.8, 11.12 (78) Goals, Somerville: B. Sedgwick 3, C. Cox 3, R. Hogenbirk 2, J. Farrelly 1, J. Allsopp 1, M. Hughes 1, G. Austin 1, L. Stewart 1, E. Bitters 1. Red Hill: D. Mapleston 3, J. Mold 2, J. Mold 2, H. Larwill 2, M. La Fontaine 1, D. Jones 1. Best, Somerville: W. Jolley, J. Baxter, J. Allsopp, J. Sutton, G. Austin. Red Hill: D. McNamara, B. Maguinness, J. Mold, H. Larwill, P. Dal Lago, M. Dal Lago. Pearcedale 5.2, 9.6, 14.9, 20.11 (131) Tyabb 2.4, 5.7, 8.8, 12.11 (83) Goals, Pearcedale: D. Murray 5, D. McCormack 4, T. Frost 2, G. Becker 2, C. Fortnam 1, P. Heijden 1, B. Hoe 1, L. Murray 1, G. Anderson 1, N. Wilcox 1, N. Shute 1. Tyabb: A. Waterstone 4, A. Driscoll 3, C. Conlan 2, E. Rahilly 1, B. Gould 1, M. Dimkos 1. Best, Pearcedale: G. Anderson, D.

Dromana 2.0, 5.3, 8.3, 11.5 (71) Sorrento 3.0, 5.0, 7.3, 10.5 (65) Goals, Dromana: N. Wearne 2, J. DeSouza 2, T. Sheean 1, D. Day 1, D. Maestrale 1, G. Vella 1, A. Burns 1, S. Banks 1, T. Hofert 1. Sorrento: M. Senior 3, H. Connolly 1, J. Morgan 1, J. Wells 1, J. Peart 1, L. Davidson 1, J. Falck 1, J. Caspar 1. Best, Dromana: B. Allen, W. Peagram, B. Hyde, J. Terry, T. Hofert, T. Sheean. Sorrento: M. Littlejohn, M. Kennedy, F. O’Connor, J. Wells, P. Hall, J. Morgan Frankston Bombers 4.1, 9.5, 11.7, 14.13 (97) Hastings 0.2, 0.3, 3.5, 5.6 (36) Goals, Bombers: D. Bence 6, J. Kiss 3, M. Wells 3, M. Offer 1, H. McLenaghan 1. Hastings: J. Ward 2, A. Booth 1, M. Sawosz 1, N. Guest 1. Best, Bombers: S. Campbell, M. Harris, D. Bence, D. Myers, M. Webber, H. McLenaghan. Hastings: T. Glass, A. Booth, M. Cave, C. Lehmann, D. Lehmann, L. Brouwer. Somerville 1.5, 4.7, 5.7, 6.9 (45) Red Hill 1.0, 2.1, 4.1, 6.5 (41) Goals, Somerville: B. Crowe 2, B. McDonald 1, J. Nicolson 1, D. Droscher 1, L. Forsyth 1. Red Hill: T. Grostate 3, N. Toey 2, G. Ryan 1. Best, Somerville: J. Wilson, B. Page, B. Griffiths, P. Satur, R. Palmer, L. Koerner. Red Hill: T. Grostate, B. Thomson, N. Shaw, A. Embling, J. Mitchell, A. Morrison. Pearcedale 2.1, 5.4, 6.9, 7.11 (53) Tyabb 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 6.2 (38) Goals, Pearcedale: M. Shaw 2, J. Smale 1, J. Davis 1, B. Hill 1, C. Herbert 1, M. Kennedy 1. Tyabb: W. Grant 2, C. Morris 1, B. McLean 1, J. Pretty 1, J. Wall 1. Best, Pearcedale: M. Kennedy, B. Hill, J. Garrett, C. Herbert, B. Hemburrow, J. Smith. Tyabb: W. Grant, B. Anderson, C. Morris, C. Watson, T. Booth, S. Hemley. Devon Meadows 2.3, 7.3, 14.5, 17.6 (108) Crib Point 0.2, 1.5, 2.5, 5.5 (35) Goals, Devon Meadows: J. Castello 4, S.

Kirkwood 3, J. Glover 3, T. Saunders 2, D. Collins 1, C. Biviano 1, D. Jarman 1, D. Marascia 1, P. Lynch 1. Crib Point: M. Blake 2, G. Morsman 1, J. Forecast 1, M. Wilson 1. Best, Devon Meadows: J. Castello, N. Dumergue, D. Kirkwood, J. Lewis, T. Saunders, C. Biviano. Crib Point: J. Baker, T. Cook, G. Morsman, J. Wisken, M. Wilson, L. Conway.


Sorrento 5.2, 8.8, 12.11, 16.16 (112) Dromana 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 4.2 (26) Goals, Sorrento: J. Tomkins 6, N. Diconza 2, S. Paterson 2, M. Killey 1, J. Brigden 1, B. Russell 1, J. Caspar 1, J. McDonald 1, D. Wells 1. Dromana: O. Houghton 1, C. Osorio 1, B. Worn 1, J. Anwyl 1. Best, Sorrento: M. Abbott, L. Brigden, S. Mann, M. Gardner, J. Brigden, J. Tomkins. Dromana: J. Fowler, J. Brittliff, A. Musgrave, T. Francis, M. Darville, B. Davies. Frankston Bombers 2.0, 6.4, 9.5, 10.10 (70) Hastings 5.4, 6.4, 9.7, 9.9 (63) Goals, Bombers: J. Mehrtens 2, J. Salisbury 2, B. Sutton 2, A. Serle 1, C. Russell 1, J. Francis 1, B. Tilley 1. Hastings: S. Robb 4, S. Williams 2, B. Schroen 1, N. Goodacre 1, J. Hurst 1. Best, Bombers: J. Mehrtens, B. Mace, L. Walker, B. Tilley, J. Wilkinson, J. Barrington. Hastings: C. Sawosz, S. Robb, C. Palmer, J. Hurst, W. Delahaye, K. Pratt. Somerville 3.4, 9.5, 12.9, 16.13 (109) Red Hill 0.1, 0.3, 3.6, 4.8 (32) Goals, Somerville: J. Ryan 4, D. Marshall 3, S. Adams 2, W. Shields 2, D. Dickinson 2, C. Dalmau 1, J. Jones 1, M. Watts 1. Red Hill: H. Young 1, W. Young 1, J. Pain 1, B. Rogers 1. Best, Somerville: D. Dickinson, A. A’Vard, T. Jacobson, M. Fayle, C. Dalmau, D. Ryan. Red Hill: S. Stephens, C. Wood, J. Dewhurst, C. Davis, W. Young, D. LeydenKozikas. Pearcedale 5.3, 11.9, 18.10, 23.17 (155) Tyabb 0.0, 0.0, 3.0, 3.1 (19) Goals, Pearcedale: NA. Tyabb: T. Salmon 1, B. Hocking 1, M. Moran 1 Best, Pearcedale: NA. Tyabb: S. Waterstone, B. Klein-White, M. Moran, C. Rich, J. Coulter, B. Hocking. Devon Meadows 6.2, 11.3, 14.7, 18.9 (117) Crib Point 0.1, 1.2, 2.4, 4.4 (28) Goals, Devon Meadows: L. Claringbould 4, S. Mihevc 4, J. Hazendonk 3, W. Percy 3, J. Johnson 1, S. Frawley 1, J. Ostler 1, H. Miller 1. Crib Point: K. Holt 1, B. HoganKeogh 1, D. Briggs 1, J. King 1. Best, Devon Meadows: S. Mihevc, J. Campbell, S. Frawley, C. Bisognin, W. Percy, L. Duhig. Crib Point: D. Briggs, S. Grimme, K. Arnott, L. Case, J. Hewitt, T. Precht.

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Cats head West to keep momentum Round 20 Previews Friday 10 August West Coast v Geelong, Patersons Stadium, 8.40pm To kick off a pretty good week of footy, the Cats head west, looking to continue their recent scintillating form. Geelong, despite have one of the toughest runs home, hasn’t let anyone stand in its way. Three top-eight wins in three weeks, and in their last win, a goal after the siren from Tom Hawkins elevated their premiership chances another notch. The only negative was surrendering a nine-goal lead from the first half. West Coast went down to a traditionally low-scoring Fremantle team by 65. Veteran midfielder Daniel Kerr was excellent, racking up 36 touches, but didn’t have any support from his fellow midfielders. On form Geelong should win easily, but something has to give for the Eagles. West Coast by 11 points. Saturday 13 August St Kilda v Melbourne, MCG, 1.45pm St Kilda this week plays a rare home game at the MCG, and the club be looking to win as a loss will rule out finals chances. The Saints let a golden opportunity slip against Collingwood; they had the ascendency heading into the last term, but failed to maintain it.

Now, they’ve got to win all their games and rely on rivals to lose to make the finals. As for Melbourne, they had a relatively easy win against Gold Coast. With a game against the GWS coming up, they have a great chance of finishing the year in good spirits. Overall the Saints have more to play for. St Kilda by 64 points. Adelaide v Fremantle, AAMI Stadium, 2.10pm In another fantastic game in round 20, the top-two Crows play a Dockers side in striking distance of the top eight. The Crows produced a come-from-behind win against Essendon; Taylor Walker was a beacon of light in their forward line, kicking four goals and producing a few clutch marks late in the game. The Dockers were sensational in the derby against the Eagles; captain Matthew Pavlich is in career-best form and has kicked more goals than anyone this season. Michael Barlow and David Mundy are getting near the form they showed before injuries last year. This game is very hard to call, but the home ground advantage and the possibility of top spot should get the Crows over the line. Adelaide by 21 points. Gold Coast v GWS Giants, Metricon Stadium, 4:40pm Saturday afternoon in Queensland presents a match between the two minnows of the league. The Suns were generally disappointing last weekend; it didn’t help losing Dion Prestia and Zac Smith early on, but they still had

very poor first and third quarters. The Giants played their best match of the season, beating Port Adelaide by 34 points. If both teams are playing to win, the Giants would win easily on current form, but I don’t think GWS has a lot to benefit from by winning this match. They want the number one draft pick and the loser here will almost certainly get it. The Suns need a confidence booster and this is their chance. Gold Coast by 15 points. Carlton v Brisbane, Etihad Stadium, 7.40pm With the season coming to a close, the top eight spots up for grabs are dwindling each week, which doesn’t benefit the Blues. On the weekend they were beaten by a much better side in Sydney. It was a game crucial to Carlton’s finals aspirations; now like a few other teams it has to keep winning and rely on other teams to lose. Brisbane has continued its losing ways, as players continue to run out of puff. They probably only put in one good quarter for the match and were consistently beaten in the midfield and they seem too Jonathan Brown conscious. Carlton must win this match; if not the consequences will be dire. Carlton by 24 points. Sydney v Collingwood, ANZ Stadium, 7.40pm In the match of the round, two top-four teams play for a mental edge heading into finals, where they will most likely meet. Collingwood has been Sydney’s

bogey team for the better part of a decade; they haven’t won since their last flag. This season is a different story with Sydney playing at its best and the Pies not looking as powerful as last year. However, Jude Bolton injuring his leg is a blow for Sydney, which relies on its in-and-under midfielders. Another factor is the Swans generally don’t play well at ANZ Stadium and Collingwood has won seven of nine games at the ground. It comes down to who has the potential to play better and that is Collingwood. Collingwood by 2 points. Sunday 12 August Hawthorn v Port Adelaide, Aurora Stadium, 1.10pm In Tasmania this weekend, the mighty Hawks will have a point to prove and hapless Port Adelaide will cop the brunt of it. The Hawks had a chance to break their Geelong hoodoo, but failed in a titanic battle. There was a lot to like about the game; at one stage in the second quarter the Hawks were behind by 50 plus points but managed to get in front by the last quarter. One thing I didn’t like was the lack of physical pressure from key defender Ryan Schoenmakers. Yes, he has improved out of sight this year, but it could cost him come finals time. As for Port Adelaide, what can I say? They lost to GWS. Hawthorn by 89 points. Richmond v Western Bulldogs, MCG, 3.15pm Sunday presents a game between two Victorian teams entrenched in the

bottom 10 and with both their seasons over, they are playing for pride. The Tigers got the job done against Brisbane in convincing fashion. A defender, Luke McGuane, proved a surprise packet up forward kicking three goals. For the Bulldogs, consistency was the enemy; they put in a great first half, but faded against North Melbourne. They certainly aren’t afraid of blooding youngsters; they added two more on the weekend in Johannisen and Talia, and both played well. The MCG hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Dogs over the year, and Tigers are in much better form. Richmond by 23 points. Essendon v North Melbourne, Etihad Stadium, 4.40pm To end a fantastic round, two sides on the fringe of the eight play for a spot in the finals. The Bombers finally showed some fight in a tight four-point loss to Adelaide. But again another soft-tissue injury threatens to derail their season, with the consistent Ben Howlett going down. It took the Kangaroos half a game to wake up and play some decent football. Drew Petrie continues to kick bags and the evergreen Brent Harvey doesn’t seem to be slowing. With their best teams on the park the Bombers would win this hands down, but that’s not the case. The Roos are only missing Ziebell and look likely to get a bit of breathing space the winner will receive at the end of this game. North Melbourne by 32 points. Twitter: FootballTragic9 Total tips: 118

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