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Ratepayers may cop print bill Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au RATEPAYERS may find themselves on the hook for a reprint of rates notices after a printing bungle. Frankston Council sent out a second corrected set of 2018-19 rates notices this month after the first rates

notices were issued with incorrect addresses and assessment reference numbers on the back of the notices. Council blamed a contractor for the mistake (“Second time ‘lucky’ for rates notices”, The Times 13/8/19) but there is no agreement yet on who should pick up the costly tab for the printing and delivery of the second

batch of corrected rates notices. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said council “expects” the contracted printer to pay the bill. “Council has made its position very clear to the printer that it expects that it will not be financially responsible for the reprint of the notices based on the admission by the printer they had

made an error,” Cr Hampton said in a statement. The bungle comes as some ratepayers complain about individual rates payable rising more than the 2.25 per cent state government mandated rate rise cap. The rate cap, dubbed “A Fair Go” rates system by the Labor state gov-

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RENEWED calls for a multi-level car park at Frankston railway station have screeched to a halt. A proposal to ask Premier Daniel Andrews to “recommit to the position of a multi-level car park at Frankston railway station” was voted down at the 13 August public Frankston council meeting, with only Crs Glenn Aitken and Steve Toms voting in favour of the motion. A 22 January 2015 media release from the Premier’s office outlined the development of a “fast-tracked master plan” for Frankston station, which would include planning for “a new retail and café strip and multi-level car park”. $50 million was pledged at the time towards the “transformation of the Frankston Station precinct.”. With no multi-level car park to be found more than three years later, it was moved that measures be taken to encourage the Labor state government to commit to action. Crs Kris Bolam, Brian Cunial, Colin Hampton, Sandra Mayer, and Michael O’Reilly voted against making the request. Cr Sandra McCormack abstained. It was also suggested that council should send a letter to Mr Andrews indicating council’s “concern and dismay” that construction has not begun on the multi-storey development. That motion was voted down by the same councillors.

Parking at a premium: Car parking spaces can be hard to find at times in central Frankston. Picture: Gary Sissons

Cr Steve Toms said before the vote that the car parking facility was something he would “continue to push on behalf of residents and business owners in this chamber because I see it as an important issue for our community. I don’t think it’s going to solve every single problem to do with car parking, it’s just one piece of the puzzle.” Mayor Cr Colin Hampton was among the councillors who voted against the letter to the Premier, stating that “surveys have been done, and females don’t like parking in multi-level car parks” as among his

reasons for voting against pursuing further action. “We had a community meeting after [the 2015 car parking announcement] that was attended by 140 people. They decided where the money was going to be spent, and I have to remind councillors that there are many times where we make decisions in here that we then get community input on. I do support the notion of actually trying to get some money for car parking, but there’s a way of doing it, and by sending letters off to politicians, I don’t think it’s the way to go,” Cr Hampton said.

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AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2018 Upcoming changes to the Frankston Line

Works along the Frankston line are progressing with major works taking place on Seaford Road, and Skye/Overton Road through August and September 2018. To allow for these works, changes will be in place that will affect the way you travel.

Buses replace trains On the Frankston line between Carrum and Frankston, and Frankston and Stony Point: • 8.15pm Saturday 8 September until 6am Sunday 16 September.

Road closures • Seaford Road (between Bayside Grove and Elsie Avenue) and Railway Parade (from Seaford Road to Johnstone Street) will be closed from 9pm Friday 17 August until Friday 28 September. • Overton Road (between Skye/Overton intersection and New Street) will be closed 6am–6pm from Monday 3 September until Saturday 8 September. Access will be maintained for residents and local traders.

Traffic detours will be in place during these works, please allow extra travel time.

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Council did agree to request that the premier “investigate the issue of car parking in the context of not only the Frankston Railway Station Precinct, but also the opportunities for car parking as a part of the Electrification of the rail line to Baxter”. It was also agreed that the state Liberal opposition be called upon to conduct a similar investigation. The Committee for Greater Frankston has expressed concerned regarding recent changes to car parking rules, which mean developers will not have to provide visitor parking for residential buildings within 400 metres of Frankston train station. “Over time, the changes will erode

the amount of car parking in the CBD and this will hamper economic growth. This is the exact opposite of what Frankston needs and what the community has  been asking of the state government – increase parking in Frankston CBD so the revival of the city can continue,” Committee chief executive Ginevra Hosking said. “We are very disappointed but will continue to advocate for more, not less,  parking as this is now an economic problem not just one of convenience. Across the board, traders, businesses, shoppers and visitors are telling us that we  won’t fix Frankston’s economy without fixing car parking.”

Gnome on its way out THE “chrome gnome” that towers over the Cranbourne Road exit of Peninsula Link will leave the roadside next year. The shiny sculpture, officially called Reflective Lullaby, will head to Langwarrin’s McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in August next year. Perhaps pre-empting a public outcry similar to that which followed the gnome replacing the previous Tree of Life sculpture in July 2015, the gallery announced last week well ahead of schedule that the Reflective Lullaby gnome by Slovenia born artist Gregor Kregar will be leaving its existing Peninsula Link home next year. The Southern Way McClelland, a public-private partnership between the gallery and Peninsula Link owners Southern Way, aims to rotate major sculptures on display throughout the Frankston municipality every two years on average. The organisation announced the gnome’s successor will be Love Flower by artists John Meade and Emily Karanikolopolous. “The fifth in this highly regarded series of Southern Way McClelland Commissions, John Meade and Emily Karanikolopolous’ Love  Flower  will be iconic and awe-inspiring,” McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery director Lisa Byrne said. “As public sculpture, this work will engage in ways with the aesthetics of nature, as well as being an absolutely magical sight for all who pass by.” The  Southern Way McClelland

New entry: The chrome gnome sculpture arrives at Peninsula Link in 2015. Picture: Yanni

Commission said it received 65 submissions from local, interstate and international artists to replace the chrome gnome. The Love Flower artwork commission is part of a program of new sculptures alternating every two years between sites at Skye Road and Cran-

bourne Road along Peninsula Link. There will be 14 commissions over 25 years until 2037. Southern Way donates funding for the sculptures. After four years on public display, the commissions form part of McClelland’s permanent sculpture collection. Neil Walker

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SLEEPING on the job took on a whole new meaning last week when a man was found semi-conscious in the roof of a chemist’s shop hours after it had been burgled. Detective Shaun Rampal, of Frankston CIU, said the Frankston man, 29, may have fallen unconscious after consuming prescription drugs allegedly stolen from shelves during the early morning raid. Police were called to Chemist Warehouse on Wells Street after staff heard banging and thumping in the ceiling, 5.30pm, Saturday 18 August. They were unsure whether the noise was caused by a person or a trapped animal until a man’s head appeared through a hole in the ceiling. Frankston CFA crews used a ladder to bring him down. CCTV footage showed a man gaining access to the store through the roof and rifling the shelves at 3am, 14 hours earlier. He then scampered back into the ceiling cavity where he remained until his movements alerted staff. The man was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. He was expected to be charged with burglary upon his release from hospital, Detective Rampal said.

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handling stolen goods when arrested in Chelsea last week. The 42-year-old allegedly committed the offences in the Frankston and Chelsea areas from 22 July-16 August. Detective Senior Constable James Keegan, of Frankston CIU, said the man was apprehended in a stolen vehicle while allegedly attempting to jump-start another vehicle, Thursday 16 August. A set of number plates in his possession were linked to another stolen car. He was remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court, 24 September.

Home-made bomb explodes FIERY debris from a home-made explosive device detonated in Karingal in the early hours was scattered up to 70 metres and “could have killed or seriously injured someone”, police said. Detective Senior Constable Bernard Dowling, of Frankston CIU, said neighbours alerted by fiery rumblings in the street, 1am, Friday 17 August, called police to the scene on Karingal Drive. They arrived to witness three explosions in which petrol-filled aerosol cans were set alight and “firing like rockets”. The explosions sent shrapnel flying through the air and melted bitumen beneath. A 16-year-old Karingal youth was charged with making an explosive device and conduct endangering persons. He will appear before a children’s court at a later date.

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A MAN who was punched in the face at a Frankston hotel fell backwards unconscious, 10.50pm, Saturday 18 August. Detective Sergeant Alistair Boyd, of Frankston CIU, said the 41-year-old Langwarrin man was later found to be not seriously injured in the alleged attack at The Cheeky Squire. Detectives say they expect to interview the alleged attacker soon.

Car set alight

TWO men used an accelerant to set fire to a car in the Carrum Downs shopping centre car park, 3.45pm, Wednesday 15 August. They ran off in a westerly direction when shoppers came on the scene at the corner of Ballarto and McCormicks roads. One man is described as 170cm tall wearing a grey hoodie. The possibly stolen car was destroyed. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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A NUMBER plate left at the scene of a collision on Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin, was an easy pointer for police to the car’s owner and address. Soon after midnight on Saturday 18 August, Somerville Highway Patrol found a light pole knocked down in the centre median strip near Centre Road. It was blocking an east and westbound lane. The car involved had left the scene, but inquiries led police to a nearby house where they found the vehicle and its 20-year-old owner. The man, who was not injured, said he was making a right-hand turn from Centre Road into Cranbourne Road when he lost control after accelerating too fast on the wet road. He was breath-tested at Frankston police station where he allegedly blew 0.144 per cent. His probationary licence was suspended and he will be summonsed to appear at court. He faces a substantial fine and a lengthy loss of licence, police said. The still-driveable XR6 Ford ute was impounded for 30 days with a release fee of $961. The man must fit an alcohol interlock device to any vehicle he drives for a minimum of six months when he regains his licence. “This young man now has no licence, no car, heavy fines and ran the risk of seriously injuring himself and other people,” police said.

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A CAR towing a box trailer full of metal sheeting on the FrankstonDandenong Road, Seaford, was pulled over and the driver fined,

Wednesday 22 August. He told Somerville Highway Patrol police he was taking the load to the recyclers. Despite having an orange flag on the end the load was still considered inappropriate and dangerous to other road users. The driver was fined $242 for breaching load limit rules as box trailers are not permitted any rear overhang – flag or no flag. Police urge drivers to plan ahead and use the correct size vehicle or trailer for their load, or perhaps consider having oversize goods delivered by the store.

Shattered glasses

REVELLERS who allegedly threw beer glasses from a balcony in a Mornington shopping strip are being sought by police. The incidents occurred around 10.30pm, Saturday 18 August, outside a licenced venue in Main Street. Police said a glass was thrown onto the road below endangering the public. While they were investigating another glass was allegedly thrown from the balcony narrowly missing a policeman and a police van. Anyone with information should call Mornington police 5970 4900 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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TWO hungry thieves allegedly stole 10 packs of rib eye steak valued at $150 from the Mt Eliza IGA supermarket, Saturday 18 August. The men took their booty to a vacant aisle and loaded it into a backpack before walking out without paying. Anyone knowing the men – or who attended a barbecue with them – is asked to call Senior Constable Teffa Cunningham, Mornington police, 5970 4900, or call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppers. com.au online.

A BRUTAL week in Canberra as the Liberal Party bickered over its leadership has seen local federal MPs support different potential leaders. Dunkley MP Chris Crewther nailed his vote publicly to incoming prime minister Scott Morrison who defeated Peter Dutton 45-40 in Friday’s second Liberal party room leadership spill. Flinders MP Greg Hunt kept a lower profile but it was widely reported he was positioning himself to run as deputy to Mr Dutton. Mr Hunt started the week as both Health Minister and “a supporter” of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and ended the week outside of cabinet losing a bid to become deputy Liberal Party leader. Mr Hunt voted for challenger Mr Dutton in the first leadership spill ballot on Tuesday morning, then pledged loyalty to “the Prime Minister” in Parliament on Wednesday, before again voting for Mr Dutton on Friday. The Flinders MP handed in his resignation letter as Health Minister to Mr Turnbull on Thursday morning citing “an irretrievable loss of support for the leadership and loss of Party unity within both the Ministry and broader Party Room”. Mr Hunt’s decision not to support Mr Turnbull in the first leadership spill vote on Tuesday came three years after he told The Times he believed in cabinet loyalty during leadership votes. When Mr Turnbull ousted Tony

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Only way is up? Flinders MP Greg Hunt, left, Dunkley MP Chris Crewther and new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, right, at Frankston Hospital in May. Picture: Gary Sissons

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“In that situation, I would support Treasurer Scott Morrison for the leadership.” Mr Crewther said he voted for Mr Morrison because “he is a man of principle, faith and values” who “will best unite conservatives, moderates and those in-between in the party room, in the Liberal Party, and in the wider community”. Mr Hunt was widely criticised for voting for Mr Dutton on Tuesday morning before publicly backing Mr Turnbull the following day in Parliament. “I do support the Prime Minister. Let me be absolutely clear,” Mr Hunt said in Parliament before the second leadership vote. In the immediate aftermath of the 45-40 vote in favour of Mr Morrison, ABC News political editor Andrew Probyn said Mr Hunt’s “integrity” over the past week was “questionable”. Mr Hunt put his hand up to be deputy leader to Mr Morrison in Friday’s party room votes, but lost up to Josh Frydenberg. Former deputy leader Julie Bishop was eliminated in the first ballot to become prime minister before Mr Dutton and Mr Morrison faced off to be leader of the federal Liberal Party and prime minister. On Friday afternoon, Mr Hunt released a media statement praising Mr Morrison and Mr Frydenberg as “great friends”. Mr Hunt may be offered a ministry position in the Morrison government.

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Mornington rail better option than Baxter Henry Kelsall’s letter (“Parties ‘united’ over waste of rail money” 20/8/18) misses the point about important transport challenges faced by Mornington Peninsula Shire. While he presents some admirable options for alternative uses of the money, the fact is that if you drive to Frankston to catch a train there is nowhere to park. By 8.30am the car park is full. Two additional stations on the network will alleviate this. An even better, more sensible option would be to re-open and electrify the line to Mornington where a much larger population base exists than at Baxter and surrounds. This would enable people of the southern peninsula - such as Dromana, Rosebud and Rye - to access the rail network without driving to Frankston (or Baxter) and Frankston residents would get their railway car park back. The shire and the state government need to make the right choices to help residents move more easily around the peninsula and beyond. Railways are a great way to achieve this and take pressure off the road network. John Manfield, Blairgowrie.

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What a beautiful publication is FOUND, which has found its way to our letter boxes and showcases the best of our beautiful Mornington Peninsula. We are truly blessed to live in such a picturesque location. However, I feel that there an omission which should be corrected. FOUND assumes that everyone will be driving to and around the peninsula. However, there are those who come by

public transport. There is a Services page for Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre listing services available. But it does not mention public transport timetables. I have counted 11 places accessible by the 788 bus, perhaps its 75 minute frequency at weekends should be mentioned. Also, one must question as to when there is going to be closer access to the ferry at Sorrento instead of the steep hill. Let’s hope there will be some of this resolved in the future. Brenda Rowlands, Mt Eliza Editor: FOUND is published by Mornington Peninsula Tourism and the Mornington Peninsula News Group (publisher of this newspaper is a sponsor).

Fascist actions There is a children’s health crisis on Nauru Island. A 12-year-old boy with severe muscle damage is on a starvation regime because his mental health is deteriorating. [Former Home Affairs Minister] Peter Dutton refused to act and bring him to Australia for treatment. A 14-year-old boy is also on a starvation diet -again the Australian government refuses to act. What sort of nation are we to stoop to the level of cruelty on this scale? The Pacific Forum will be meeting in Asia next month. The publicity that will published overseas will further blacken our reputation internationally. Australia is already being exposed for its heartless treatment of refugees. To hold people who have refugee status indefinitely is a crime against humanity.

I urge concerned people to write to the Minister for Immigration and Home Security (whoever that is) on their behalf now. We are not a fascist country and this is a fascist policy. Please bring the refugees to Australia - six years of detention are punishment enough. I am writing on behalf of Grandmothers Against the Detention of Children, GADRC. Patricia Rayner, Somers

The cost of energy Default energy prices on power companies, as well as tough penalties for providers that failed to bring costs down is more government tampering rather than dealing with the problem. Does anyone think this will work in the long term? It looks good on paper but what it means is that in order for the corporate mafia to continue to grow their profits they will now make many people redundant, outsource jobs to India and stop fixing infrastructure. The end result is a failing grid in worse shape than it is now. Australia’s 2014 electricity prices are low by overall international standards, being ranked 22nd out of 38. Just more political fodder, they add to the feeding trough for the brainless dead. Now for the kicker: renewable energy is cheaper than coal-fired. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Bleak outlook for life Must we starve? We recently had a letter imploring us to stop eating fish (“Fishing is cruel” 7/8/18). Now we have a letter warning us of the disastrous consequences of eating other land animals (“Animal-linked drought” Letters 14/8/18). Next we will have to stop eating plants because they are “saving” us by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. All in all, things don’t look too good for those of us that need to eat. If you’re really serious about doing something for the planet then stop playing around the edges. Get serious and stop having babies. Rod Bennett, Hastings

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Projects aim to pick up votes VOTING for a state government Pick My Project community grant initiative is now open with 36 projects in the Frankston area eligible for funding. At least $1 million in funding will be made available for projects in the Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, and Mornington Peninsula regions. Any individual project is eligible to receive up to $200,000 in funding. One of those is a bid by Wallara Australia to build a new playground and visitor facilities at Sages Cottage farm in Baxter. “Sages Cottage farm has been a special place on the peninsula for many years. Our vision is to carry on that legacy and open it up to everyone to create a truly unique and inclusive property for people of all abilities to enjoy. I encourage all members of the community to vote for our Pick my Project bid to help us realise

our vision to build Australia’s most inclusive farm and set a new benchmark for inclusive attractions on the Mornington Peninsula,” said Wallara CEO Phil Hayes-Brown. Another campaign for funding is being made by the team behind the Women’s Spirit Project. The project is aiming to recruit 25 local women who will participate in 25 days of workshops over four months. It will end in a 70-kilometre trek of the Mornington Peninsula. “What I have learned, time and time again is that holistic programs that work with the mind, body and soul awaken the full dimension of who we are,” Women’s Spirit Project founder Jodie Belyea said. “In those moments of achievement and struggle, adventures reveal what we are made of; what we are capable of, supporting us to grow in confidence and resilience. Frankston

has some of the worst statistics in the country for measuring disadvantage and I know that this project can help change that.” Applications were made for funding through the program from May 2018. A total of $30 million will be available to fund projects across the state. Voting to select which projects should receive funding will be open to the public until 17 September. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne said he “encourages community members to get behind these wonderful local initiatives taking place throughout the peninsula”. There are 56 projects eligible for funding in the Mornington Peninsula region. Votes can be cast online at pickmyproject.vic.gov.au online. The final winners will be announced in late September. Brodie Cowburn

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MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council wants the state and federal governments to underwrite an infrastructure program to drought proof the shire and lift its firefighting capabilities. This follows calls for a “resilient” water supply made at the June Green Wedge Summit at Main Ridge. The shire and South East Water agreed to jointly investigate “the potential for sustainable water projects”, including rain water, urban run-off and artesian water and the 350 million litres of treated water pumped daily into the sea at Gunnamatta. Pipes from Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant carrying the recycled water pass Arthurs Seat in Collins Road, Dromana. The shire wants governments to “take a bipartisan approach to bringing forward plans and announcing a policy for funding the introduction of a major water recycling program for the Mornington Peninsula”. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said a recycled water plan needed to “not only focus on water security for agricultural production but also for firefighting, particularly in the ridge areas of the peninsula where there are thousands of residents, farms and visitors to tourism facilities in summer”. He said the plan would involve pumping Class A recycled water to Arthurs Seat, the highest point on the peninsula, and then gravity feeding it all over the shire through a network of pipes. Fire hydrants at strategic junctions would allow roadside quick-fill points for CFA trucks during a major fire “instead of

isolated tanks which may not be accessible during an emergency”. Cr Payne said drought conditions had impacted rural communities and “should be a major signpost for governments at all levels to maximise opportunities to provide recycled water for current and future generations”. “The reality is the Victorian government should have had this scheme factored into their firefighting strategy,” he said. The shire could also consider involving part of its 230 hectare property, The Briars, Mt Martha, to demonstrate crop development, promoting the recycled water scheme and for education programs. “The development of a recycled water pipeline and system for the peninsula is vital to provide water security to the wide variety of agricultural activities, including wineries, beef production, and agricultural based tourism, as well as firefighting,” Cr Payne said. “All of these activities are key employment and sustainable employment generators.” Nepean Liberal candidate Russel Joseph said the water would be pumped to steel tanks and existing large dams that would be topped up all year. “We would not have to rely on rainfall to fill the dams which would free us from the effects of drought and climate change,” he said. “By using the recycled water we could restore environmental flows to creeks and streams. “Firefighting helicopters could simply lower their booms into large dams to fill their tanks and then be away more quickly.”

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Foundation spreads message AN ORGANISATION that wants the law in Victoria changed to protect victims of domestic violence gathered in Frankston this month to spread its message. Red Rose Foundation members held up signs on Young Street on Wednesday 15 August highlighting the plight of women attacked by husbands and partners. The Queensland based group, headed by CEO Betty Taylor, says a previous strangulation attempt is a danger sign that a woman may subsequently be murdered by a partner. The Red Rose Foundation is pushing for laws to recognise strangulation as a specific offence with its own strict

penalties to better protect women at risk from further violence and possibly death. Foundation board director Shirley Slann said the campaign has been successful in Queensland and the organisation wants Victoria to consider harsher penalties for “non-lethal” strangulation. “If you look at all the homicides of women who have died the majority of them have had strangulation previously used against them,” she said. “The impact of family violence and homicides is happening nationally.” Flower power: Red Rose Foundation activists take to the streets of Frankston to highlight law changes needed to protect domestic violence victims. Pic: Supplied

PMs past and past FORMER Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs will speak about former Australian prime ministers - From Evatt to Turnbull - at the next meeting of the Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN). Professor Triggs was Dean of Sydney University Law School before becoming head of the Human Rights Commission from 2012 until 2017. Now based at Melbourne University Law School, Prof Triggs was appointed a vicechancellor’s fellow of Melbourne University in August 2017. SWAN is a not-for-profit organisation which has been meeting bi-monthly for the past 21 years to promote action for social justice. Women of all ages and creeds are welcome to our meetings. Details: www.swanwomen.org.au Prof Triggs will speak at the Mornington Peninsula Shire offices, corner Vancouver and Queens Streets, Mornington, 9.30am Sunday 16 September. Bookings: call 0404 811 422.

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Chamber music PENINSULA Chamber Musicians will perform at Beleura House, Mornington at 1.30pm Saturday 15 September. The program includes Saint-Saens - romance for horn and piano; Haydn - The Lark String Quartet; Schumann - Three Romances for clarinet and piano; Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango (selected movements) for flute and guitar. Bookings: trybooking.com/330007

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Red cross meets THE Sorrento/Portsea/Rye unit of the Red Cross will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday 6 September at 1.30pm at Sorrento Couta and Sailing Club, Point Nepean Road, Sorrento (afternoon tea at the end of the meeting). Beverely Moss, from Seniors Rights, will speak on Elder sbuse. The unit’s next monthly will be at 1.30pm on Thursday 13 September at the Sorrento Community Centre, Sorrento. New members welcome.

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Government support for gas plan Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au PORTS Minister Luke Donnellan has given the strongest indication yet that the state government is likely to approve AGL’s plan for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. “I support the proposal to bring gas in through the port of Hastings,” Mr Donnellan told state parliament on Wednesday 8 August. Mr Donnellan said AGL’s proposal to import gas would “shake out the marketplace in Victoria”. “As people know, there have been incredible increases in prices for gas across the board in this state, so we are very supportive of the AGL proposal. We are also very supportive of the employment that comes from that,” he said. Mr Donnellan also gave assurances that the plan would “go through a full environment effects statement process”. His support for AGL’s proposal to turn liquefied natural gas back into gas before being piped to Pakenham came nine days before a protest against the plan outside the Fitzroy office of Planning Minister Richard Wynne. Although AGL has said customers along the route of the pipeline will receive “discounts”, it is running an advertising campaign with the message “No discounts. No tricks. Just low rates.” It has given no explanation why those living near the pipeline will

Protest goes to town: Protesters against AGL’s plan for a floating gas conversion terminal at Crib Point outside the Fitzroy office of Planning Minister Richard Wynne. Picture: Candy van Rood

receive cut rates. Candy Spender van Rood, a spokesperson for the Save Westernport group, said the protest at Mr Wynne’s office had been held to “bring to [Mr Wynne’s] attention the growing opposition in Western Port to AGL’s gas import jetty proposal in Crib Point”. “He seemed to know about the fact that Western Port is a [internationally recognised] Ramsar designated wet-

land, and therefore environmentally sensitive,” Ms van Rood said. “When I asked him if he knew that nowhere else in the world was there a floating storage regasification (FSRU) unit within 1.2 kilometres of residences as well as so close to a bushfire-prone area, he seemed to not be aware of that fact. Ms van Rood said Mr Wynne had also given assurances that “a full

EES will be implemented when AGL presents its submission for the FSRU in Crib Point”. Mr Donnellan’s comments in parliament followed questions by Ellen Sandell, Greens MP for Melbourne, about “why public money is being used by the Port of Hastings Development Authority to prepare land and infrastructure to support the AGL monster gas ship at Crib Point before

it has even been granted planning approval”. “This project, frankly, is a disaster. AGL are trying to rush through an enormous, permanent floating gas ship at Crib Point in Western Port bay,” Ms Sandell said. “The bay would see a constant stream of heavy ships coming in to feed this new monster ship with imported gas. “AGL want to pump huge quantities of heated and chlorinated water into Western Port bay, threatening internationally significant Ramsar wetlands and threatened species, and they want to trash valuable farming land by building a new and totally unnecessary pipeline. “AGL are simply looking to make a quick buck with no regard for the community, no regard for the environment and certainly no regard for our climate.” Ms Sandell said an EES “needs to be incredibly rigorous”. “However, the community does not have a lot of faith in this government because they seem to be bending over backwards to help AGL and support the project.” Ms Sandell said he Greens “have a plan to move the state beyond gas, and it is really about time the other parties saw the threat of climate change and jumped on board”. Liberal MP for Mornington Neale Burgess and his federal colleague, MP for Flinders Greg Hunt, have both said they are opposed to the FSRU at Crib Point.

Croquet ‘kicks off ’ DEPUTY mayor Cr Michael O’Reilly created a stir on his first attempt at croquet when he had a “hoop-in-one” on the season’s open day. Cr O’Reilly was welcomed to the Frankston Croquet Club by president John Frost and invited to run the first hoop of the new season on opening day, Saturday 18 August. After success on the croquet field of play, the deputy mayor joined the members and visiting players for lunch before heading off and leaving members and visitors to brave the cold for an exhilarating game of croquet.

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George Patterson writes from “somewhere in France” Compiled by Brodie Cowburn MR A. Patterson has received the following letter from his son George, who has been on active service for some considerable time, and still appears to be going strong: Dear Father and Mother, Have just received your very welcome letter and pleased to hear that you are all well as it leaves me at present. I have met Len Mackie at last and have been with him all the afternoon. He seems to walk a bit lame yet and do not think he will last over here long. Things are very quiet at present after some of the lively times that we have had. It just seems like heaven to have an easy time of it and we have deserved all that we are getting, and when I get back I will tell you things that will open your eyes, about what our lads have done. They are, without a doubt, the finest soldiers in this war, and it would have been ‘God help England’ without a few of our lads that could stand and hold the Fritzies with odds 20 to 1; and now no matter where we go about France the French people give us a bonny time, especially in Paris where they make you feel like if you were at home, and now the Yanks are pouring in, in thousands we might get that long spell that has been promised to us, and the one that we have earned too. Glad to hear something of Chas. Watson, as I have not had a letter from him for some months now, but he still sends papers to me, which come in very handy now-a-days, and I would like to find out his address so I could write and thank him for same. ***

NATURALLY the people of the English speaking race, standing shoulder to shoulder in the fight for the world’s freedom, are possessed by a strong desire to draw closer the ties which unite them. In moments of expansion Londoners feel that it would be good to have a man like Hughes living in their midst; and New Yorkers are impressed by the nation that a man of high calibre residing in the United States would do much to promote profitable intercourse between America and Australia. We feel that Australia should be better versed in the purposes of Great Britain, and that Great Britain should have fuller knowledge of the feeling of the dominions. The war has taught us how closely our fortunes are united; has taught us that if at any future time England should fall to the Hun, we must perish as a free, self governing people. We would very gladly be represented in the councils of Great Britain by Australians of mark, who would inform Federal Ministers of Britain’s purposes. Hitherto “Home” appointment have too often been made by way of rewarding a veteran who lagged superfluous on the local stage, or of getting rid of political friends who had grown troublesome. It has always been recognised that no politician can always remain in London as the representative of Australia today. Changes of thought and feeling come rapidly, so that two or three years about Westminster put a man our of touch with the Federal Parliament. So those in the prime of life are seldom disposed to accept an appointment necessarily temporary

and which may last just long enough to leave them outside new political alliances. Perhaps if an honest attempt is made it may be possible to send as High Commissioners, as Agents General, as commercial delegates, men elected simply because they are fit for the task they undertake. Hitherto, there has been no attempt. Positions of the kind referred to have been openly regarded as prizes for important services to one or other of the great parties, and as a result pegs have been thrust into holes without much regard to fitness. So there is universal growling at a system which in thirteen years has raised the cost of Australian representation in London from £25,000 to £140, 000, and which so far as most of us can see has not given us a much better service in return than we received in 1905. The only reason for assuming that other appointments may be made on sounder lines is that the times are critical, and that all but the basest feel a stronger sense of national duty than they cherished in the pre-war days. *** THE attention of motorists and others is directed to an advertisment in another column, drawing attention to some special lines now on sale at H. P. Forster’s garage, Frankston. *** MRS Bunney intimates by advertisment in another column that she has taken over the fruit, vegetable, and confectionery business lately carried on by Mrs Rimmer, and hopes to command a share of public patronage. *** A PAINFULLY sudden death oc-

curred at Mornington on Tuesday 20th inst, when Mr Louis Harrison, whilst ascending the stairs at the Grand Hotel, suddenly collapsed. The deceased, who had been the proprietor of the Grand Hotel for a number of years, was well known in the district, and was universally esteemed. He was connected with, and took an active part in, all the local sporting bodies, and was a prominent figure in any movement for the benefit of the town. Great sympathy is expressed by a wide circle of friends for MRs Harrison and family in their great bereavement. *** THE following letter has been received from Sir David. Hennesy, in which a cheque for £1 1s was enclosed for the Avenue of Honor: Dear Mr President, In reply to yours of 19th inst. I am enclosing my cheque for 21s towards planting trees in memory of our brave boys who have nobly died for their Country’s cause. I must congratulate you, and the great band of Patriotic workers of Frankston who have so unselfishly assisted in all movements for the cause and benefit of our fighting heroes. *** ANOTHER of the series of fortnightly euchre parties and dances under the auspices of the “Wattle” Club was held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Thursday, 29th inst; There was a good attendance, and the prizes for the euchre tournament fell to Mrs Lee and Mr Thompson senr. After an enjoyable supper, the usual dance was held. *** FRANKSTON Court of Petty Ses-

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sions. Monday, 26th August 1918. Before Messrs Knight, P.M., Oates, Grant, Williams and McLean, J’s.P. F. S. Taylor, Frankston, and Evelyn Ikey were each fined 10s with 4s costs, for failing to have their daries licensed. A youth named Ezekiah Smith, 18 years, was charged with trespassing on Railway land at Chelsea, and with unlawfully assaulting Thomas Petty. Station Master at Chelsea. He pleaded guilty to the first charge and was fined 10s. On the second charge he pleaded not guilty. After hearing the evidence the P.M. said he was convinced that he was guilty of an assault, though not a very serious one. On account of the youth of the accused he would not record a conviction, but would adjourn the case to a date to be fixed. *** IN MEMORIAM. ADDICOTT—In loving memory of Arnold, who died 2nd September, 1917 (result of motor accident on Hastings Road) He bade no one a last farewell, He said good-bye to no one, His spirit had fled before we knew That from us he had gone. Inserted by his loving father, mother, sisters and brothers. *** WANTED TO BUY—PIANO. Cash before leaving house Iron frame. State price. No humbug. Reply to PIANO, Frankston P O. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 31 August 1918

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Tips For How Melbourne Can Get Its Mojo Back By Stuart McCullough WHOOPS. After a seven-year reign, Melbourne has finally lost the title of ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ to Vienna. And, if I’m being honest, when I heard the news I couldn’t help but feel somewhat responsible. Last week, a brown hatchback cut me off without so much as indicating and in response to that provocation; I not only used my horn but also deployed the kind of language that should only ever be used at sea. It’s a small thing in the scheme of things but, I fear, it may well have been the difference between first and second. Frankly, I find hard to imagine that the sweet citizens of Vienna would ever say the type of things that came out of my mouth. Truth told, I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Frankly, I wouldn’t have been surprised if we’d been disqualified completely after Meat Loaf sang at the Grand Final a few years back. As a general rule, it’s hard to reconcile the idea that you’re in the world’s most liveable city and having to cover your ears with your hands while some dude tunelessly caterwauls as though he’s about to spontaneously combust. Perhaps news of this event has only now filtered its way back to the continent. It’s unfair if it counts against us - I feel we’ve made amends since then. That it’s Vienna that’s beaten us hurts somewhat. Last I saw of Vienna, it was a total mess and Orson Welles was hiding there. Things have improved since Harry Lime’s last visit. But it gets worse. According to the internet, Vienna is known for it’s love of coffee and devotion to the wiener

schnitzel which, to my eye, looks a lot like a parma save that it doesn’t come with chips. This stings. It’d be okay if we were relegated to second place by a city that was so completely different to ours that you could chalk the result up to personal preference. But no, Vienna is a lot like Melbourne. Except that – according to

the Economist - it’s just that little bit better. I demand a recount. If we can’t distinguish ourselves in terms of cuisine, there’s always culture. Melbourne has produced a slew of wonderful musical artists; from Nick Cave to Olivia Newton-John. Crowded House was formed in Melbourne. Ditto Men at

Work. AC/DC lived here for a time. Vienna, for its part, has produced Falco. Granted, ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ has a certain, albeit limited charm, but I can’t see him sustaining a Sunday afternoon residency at the Espie for any more than a couple of weeks. At best. It’s true that Mozart used to live in Vienna, but so too did Hitler and Stalin. To the best of my knowledge, neither of those losers ever set foot in Melbourne. For its part, Melbourne still has a couple of drive-in cinemas as well as a Blockbuster video store. This, I feel, ought to count for something. There’s the Boxing Day Test, the AFL Grand Final and a day off work for a horse race. Beat that, Vienna. I guess Vienna had Sigmund Freud, but Melbourne produced Barry Humphries, whose work would likely cause Siggie to have a total meltdown. It’s not just famous people, either. Melbourne is very much about nature. Even today, parts of the city are home to a number rare and fragile species like the fairy penguins of St Kilda and the hipsters of North Fitzroy. Both emerge at dusk to feed, although only one of them is silly enough to wear skinny jeans and use beard wax. Now that the unthinkable has happened, it’s time to reassess. Was it really my intemperance that has seen an entire city taken down a notch? Hopefully not. But a crown, once lost, is almost impossible to regain. It’s going to take cooperation if we want to ensure that this demotion is not the beginning of a downward slide into obscurity. Put simply, we

need to redouble our efforts. Luckily, there are plenty of things we can do to make the joint even more liveable than it already is. Moomba should be every weekend. I don’t mean some reduced circumstances, cut-price, discounted two-dollar-shop version of Moomba, either. I’m talking the Chinese Dragon, birdman rally and the parade that has no discernable theme and makes no real actual sense but we love it just the same – the whole shebang. The city is never better than it is during Moomba. It’s pretty much the same every year, making it weekly is something everyone could enjoy. We should start indicating when changing lanes. Granted, it’s currently a rule but the city would be even better if we all swallowed our pride and actually started doing it. The Yarra should be concreted (it’s doing us no favours) and Bourke Street completely carpeted from one end to the other. ‘You’re Going Home in the back of a Divvy Van’ should be given the full operatic treatment it so richly deserves. There are heaps of things we can do to win back the title that rightly belongs to us. There’s nothing so challenging as a change in status. The worst thing about being a champion is knowing that, someday, someone will replace you. It’s inevitable. Seven years is a pretty impressive reign. It’s at least worthy of a plaque of some kind. Or, in true Melbournian style, a public holiday. I’m sure we’ll reclaim our crown at some point. I, for one, will do my best not to let the side down. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Red Hill break long drought DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn THERE was drama for Dromana this Saturday, as they stumbled to a shock loss in the Division Two semi final at Thomas Barclay Oval, with their Red Hill opponents winning their way to their first Grand Final since 1990. The Tigers have dominated nearly every opponent during the home and away season, and were expected to claim a win over the Hillmen to secure their spot in the big dance. Things got off to a strong start for the Tigers, who capitalised on Red Hill’s sloppiness in front of goal to take a 15 point lead into the first break. After quarter time, momentum swung in favour of Red Hill, as they scored four goals to Dromana’s zero to claim the lead. Although they went into half time with the lead, their form in front of goal was proving worrisome. Despite maintaining the lead, Red Hill continued to have little luck putting goals on the board in the second half. Having kicked six goals and 16 behinds going into the final term, there was a chance their wastefulness could cost them. In the final quarter, Red Hill held strong and put on an inspiring performance. Defender Jonah Siverson played a manic final term, winning every contest and ensuring that the Tigers remained scoreless in the final term.

Siverson’s stunning last quarter heroics helped his Red Hill side to their most famous victory in 28 years, as they advanced to the Division Two Grand Final with a 6.9 (45) to 7.17 (59) win. Red Hill coach Jamie Mollo said that he was “rapt” that his side would be breaking their long drought without a grand final appearance. “We knew we had to provide four quarter effort, which was really important to us on the day. We’re really exciting we’re into a Grand Final, we haven’t been in one for a long time. The boys are rapt but we’ve still got a job to do, so we’ll keep a lid on it for now,” he said. Red Hill will enjoy a week off, although Mollo has already started thinking ahead about how to win the Grand Final. “We’ll need to emulate what we did today. They’re a ripper side and if we can do that throughout the period of the game we can get the win as well, but we’re just really excited to be there,” he said. The loss was Dromana’s second for the year, having previously lost to Red Hill in round nine. They are not out of contention yet though, they will play the winner of Karingal v Langwarrin in a Preliminary Final next week. That match will be at Somerville Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Chasing a flag: Red Hill have upset Dromana to claim their spot in the Division Two Grand Final. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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By Brodie Cowburn FRANKSTON YCW have sent Edithvale-Aspendale crashing out of the Division One finals with a hard fought come from behind victory. The game got off to a tense start, with both sides trading blows in an incredibly tight first half. The Stonecats held a three point lead going into the half time break. In the third term, the Eagles blew the game apart with a five goals to one quarter putting Frankston YCW on the ropes with a quarter left to play. Although they looked down and out going into the final term, the Stonecats fought back with everything they had, and snatched back the lead late in the game to keep their premiership hopes alive. It certainly wasn’t an easy task, but Frankston YCW overcame their 20 point deficit to claim an 11.8 (74) to 11.16 (82) win. Frankston YCW will continue to have to do it the hard way, and will face the loser of the Mt Eliza v Pines match at PLACE next week. Although there is no margin for error for the Stonecats, the side that won seven of the last eight Nepean division premierships showed they can never be counted out. Paul Minchington put on a stunning performance for the Stonecats, booting five majors to win the game for his side in a best on ground performance. Christian Ongarello also performed admirably, while Macklin Raine gave his midfielders first use of the ball all day. The result is a tough one to swallow for Edi-Asp, who were in 2nd place only a few weeks ago before injuries hit.

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By Brodie Cowburn MORNINGTON have advanced to the SEWF Division One preliminary final with a gritty over Cranbourne at Holm Park Reserve. The Bulldogs got off to a strong start in the first term and held their opponents to just one behind, before the Eagles fought back to bring themselves within two points of the lead at half time. From that point on, the game opened up for the Bulldogs, as they held the Eagles scoreless in the third quarter and established an unassailable lead. Cranbourne could only manage four behind in the second half, as they fell to Mornington 1.6 (12) to 3.7 (25). Goalscorers Elizabeth Muir and Jacqueline Vogt were among the best for Mornington, while Vicki Sanford also performed well. Mornington’s win will see them play off in the preliminary final against Seaford, who are aiming to take advantage of their double chance following their loss to Eastern Devils. It was a dream game for the Tigers up until three-quarter time, as the held Eastern Devils to just two behinds going into the final term. Unfortunately for Seaford, the Devils would storm back to snatch back the lead in the final quarter and claim a spot in the Grand Final. Seaford couldn’t manage a single score in the final term, as Eastern Devils got the better of them 4.5 (29) to 2.6 (18). In Division Two, Seaford’s twos were put to the sword by a dominant Bass Coast outfit.

Bass Coast have been by far and away the best side of the Division Two competition, and they showed their class with a thumping 57 point win. Seaford could only contribute a measly two behinds to the scoreboard, as they were beaten 8.11 (59) to 0.2 (2). They will play off in the Preliminary Final against Tyabb, who bested Eastern Devils in a tense clash. The Yabbies got off to a dominant start, but couldn’t punish the Devils on the scoreboard. By the quarter time break they had kicked just one goal to go with their seven behinds. Although they remained inconsistent in front of goal, they were just able to hold on to claim a 3.1 919) to 3.10 (28) win. Kylie Vigliarolo was the difference for the Yabbies, booting a major in a best on ground performance. In Division Three, Hasting have advanced to the grand final with a comfortable 7.3 (45) to 2.2 (14) win over Frankston Bombers. Kathryne Syer proved the difference, with her three goal haul helping her side to a spot in the premiership decider. Frankston Bombers were saved by the double chance, and will now play in a preliminary final. They will face Pearcedale, who earned their place with a win over Mornington. The Bulldogs’ third division side endured a difficult start to the game, and were held scoreless in the first half. They could not recover from their first half lethargy, and eventually fell to Pearcedale 2.0 (12) to 2.9 (21).


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It’s Miller time at Langwarrin SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN stunned Victorian soccer circles last week when it named former Socceroos assistant Scott Miller as its new head coach for the 2019 NPL2 season. The video announcement on social media attracted more than 8000 views and the Herald-Sun reported the appointment online. The former Fulham assistant and Newcastle Jets head coach returned from Denmark last year where he worked as an assistant coach at Aalborg BK. Miller, 36, is one of the highest credentialled coaches in Australian soccer and is contracted to Fox Sports as a football analyst. He holds an AFC Pro Diploma and a UEFA A Licence as well as tertiary degrees in sports science and sports psychology. “Langwarrin has given me the opportunity to build a football club,” Miller said. “Being a head coach isn’t just about the first team it’s about instilling player and coaching development as well. “I’m a young coach and I’m still developing and I’m really excited at this opportunity particularly at this football club but also the opportunity this provides me to get back into football in Australia and to support the game.” Miller played for Langwarrin as a junior and his father, Doug, is a former senior player. Miller was present as Langy crashed 4-0 on Saturday away to Eastern Lions and he watched the match with current Peninsula Strikers coach Jamie Skelly who is understood to be a candidate for the role of Miller’s assistant. Miller has a tough call to make given that the club is keen to promote from within and current under-20s coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor also is a candidate. Alistair Wallace is expected to fill the role of high performance manager. And while Langy stole the spotlight Mornington was replacing Dale White as head coach with former star striker Nick Waite for the last three games of the season. It was an acrimonious split after White learned a fortnight back that he wouldn’t be appointed for 2019. After consulting senior players the club decided last week that White’s position had become untenable and the decision was taken to replace him. Mornington won 1-0 at home last weekend against Caulfield United Cobras to move into third spot in State 1

Miller time: Langwarrin president John Heskins (left) interviews Scott Miller on Langy TV. Picture: Jonathan Webb, Saxon Productions

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games to go. The under-16s lost 2-1 with Oakley Sunkel-Lozell scoring for Southern. In State 2 South-East news Peninsula Strikers continued to win their fight against relegation when they won 2-0 away to Doncaster Rovers last Friday night. The visitors dominated for long periods and goals from Nathan Smith in the 56th minute and John Prescott nine minutes later enabled Strikers to move two points clear of the drop zone. A win against Heatherton United at Centenary Park next weekend will secure the club’s State 2 status. Meanwhile Skye United blew a chance to snatch second spot in State 3 South-East when it lost 3-1 at home to Whitehorse United on Saturday. Monbulk’s 2-2 draw with Bayside Argonauts on Friday night had opened the promotion door for Skye but the home side was disappointing against an opponent in the bottom half of the table. Substandard defending and the lack of a cutting edge proved Skye’s undoing as Whitehorse ran out a 3-1 winner. In the 9th minute Nhan Than took advantage of Skye’s defensive hesitancy to put Whitehorse 1-0 up from point-blank range. Skye should have been awarded a penalty in the 25th minute after striker Caleb Nicholes was tripped by White-

horse defender Liam Coulter but play was waved on. Two minutes later a goalmouth scramble saw the ball fall to Nicholes whose close-range shot was blocked and the ball was eventually cleared. In the 53rd minute Skye’s defence was in disarray again and the benefactor was Josh Gordon who slotted the ball past Crook to make it 2-0. Whitehorse keeper Michael Van Eijk lost sight of Daniel Walsh’s longrange strike in the 65th minute merely flapping at the ball as it went in over his head and suddenly it was game on. But Jet Fisher dented Skye’s promotion hopes when he capitalised on an excellent break down the left by Anthony Fulfarro in the 86th minute. Fulfarro’s shot struck the bar and Skye failed to clear allowing Fisher to score from close range. A Philip Ball tap-in right on halftime was enough for South Yarra to overcome visitor Seaford United 1-0 on Saturday and condemn Matty Morris-Thomas’s men to a bottom two finish in State 3 South-East. With two games left the best Seaford can hope for is to finish second last and avoid the drop due to the knockon effect of the withdrawal from competition of Morwell Pegasus in State 1 South-East. In State 4 South news Baxter was hoping that its fight against relegation would receive a boost as FFV was

expected to uphold the club’s protest against the previous week’s 2-2 home draw with Dandenong Warriors. Langwarrin under-20s player Tuach Ter played for Warriors wearing the number 21 strip and was listed as Thor Kong on the official teamsheet. Members of Langy’s coaching staff were at the match and identified Ter and Langwarrin notified FFV last week of the youngster’s indiscretion. FFV is expected to record a 3-0 result in favour of Baxter and is considering charges against the player and Dandenong Warriors. On Saturday Baxter drew 1-1 at home against Keysborough with the visitors equalising in the 94th minute. Baxter led in the 67th minute thanks to a low shot from Mark Pagliarulo from the edge of the area following a Ben Meiklem cross but a Dan Disseldorp handball late in injury time allowed Nathan Calle to level from the ensuing free-kick. In State 5 South news Somerville Eagles thrashed Bunyip District 7-0 at Tybabb Central Recreation Reserve on Saturday with hat-tricks to Louis Griffiths and Somerville player-coach Dave Greening and a first senior goal for Matt Curd. With two games to go just two points separates the top five sides and the race for promotion seems certain to go down to the wire. Greening is trying to win his ninth straight league Golden Boot award and is now three goals ahead of Rowville Eagles’ ace Daniel Grigoruta. Aspendale lost 2-0 to Lyndale United in Saturday’s State 5 South fixture at Jack Grut Reserve with James Collard sealing the home side’s fate with goals in the 3rd and 9th minutes. Aspendale’s Pat Diakogeorgiou and Lyndale substitute Marko Matosevic were sent off in the 85th minute and Aspendale best were Sam TimuskaCarr, Pal Calvino and Matt Corra. Next weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Nunawading City (Lawton Park), Eltham Redbacks v Mornington (Eltham North Reserve), Frankston Pines v Doveton (Monterey Reserve), Peninsula Strikers v Heatherton Utd (Centenary Park), Middle Park v Skye Utd (Albert Park Field 16), Seaford Utd v Dingley Stars (North Seaford Reserve), Sandown Lions v Baxter (Ross Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Endeavour Hills Fire (Tyabb Central Recreation Reserve), Rowville Eagles v Aspendale (Park Ridge Reserve). SATURDAY 4.15pm: South Melbourne v Southern Utd (Lakeside Stadium).

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Clay shooter sets sights on world championships COMMONWEALTH Games gold medallist, Laetisha Scanlan, is preparing for the mixed and women’s trap competitions at the ISSF World Championships in South Korea. The Frankston Australia Clay Target Club member is coming off the back of receiving a silver medal at the ‘Sydney Cup 2’ in the women’s trap competition on Sunday 19 August and has quickly followed it up with an intense training camp in preparation for the World Championships. Scanlan will be the sole representa-

Talented golfers: Rosebud Country Club golfers Gracie Larsen (left) and Molly McLean join the under-12s School Sport Victoria team. Picture: Supplied

Golfing girls get set for nationals ROSEBUD Country Club junior golfers Molly McLean and Gracie Larsen have braved the “horrible” conditions on Sunday 19 August to qualify for the National Championships in November. Molly (Rye Primary School) and Gracie (Balcombe Grammar) pushed through the rain, hail and wind to finish first and third, respectively, in the under-12s School Sport Victoria qualifiers at the Sandhurst Golf Club. For their exceptional performance the up-and-coming golfers will join the under-12s Victorian team which will compete at the National Championships on the Bellarine Peninsula from the 12-15 November, with Molly also captaining the four-girl team. It will be Molly’s second time competing with the Victorian side, while it will be Gracie’s first time playing in the state team after being first reserve last year. Gracie’s father, Tom Larsen, said making the Victorian side was a massive bonus for the girls but he was even more proud of their efforts to compete in the “unbelievable” conditions. “It was not an ideal scoring situation, but all of the kids did awesome to just be out there,” Tom said. “She still had her cheeky grin over her face for the day, and that’s just what you want, for them to enjoy themselves.” Molly’s father, Craig McLean,

tive from the clay target club competing at the World Championships on Friday 31 August, and has spent the past week at Cecil Park, Sydney preparing for the event alongside 21 other Australian squad members. Fellow Frankston Australia Clay Target Club shooters, James Bolding and Keith Ferguson, also competed at the Sydney Cup 2, and landed silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the men’s skeet event. Frankston Australia Clay Target Club secretary Jane Vella said that it’s

not out of the ordinary to see the three members competing, and succeeding at such a high level. “They’re three of our top competitors at the club and they’re always competing well in those types of events,” she said. Bolding and Ferguson will now prepare for the Australian National Championships in January next year which will kick off the selection process for next year’s international circuit. Ben Triandafillou

Top guns: Laetisha Scanlan and James Bolding after representing Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Gary Sissons

shared the same view. “[Molly] knew it was always going to be pretty tough, but it was just one of those days where you just try your best and hope to stay out of trouble,” he said. “She was laughing for the majority of it and was saying that it ‘couldn’t get much worse’.” The girls train and play together at the Rosebud Country Club but are also part of the Golf Peninsula Vic squad which train seven to eight times each year. Tom said that all of this practice and their passion to play golf has helped them improve out of sight. “Between this year and last year, they’ve come in about five or six shots on their handicap which is pretty great considering they’re still in the under-12s,” he said. “I know I’m a bit biased being her father, but she’s a very talented kid and I think they’ve got a really good chance at nationals. “[Gracie] has happily made it this year and can’t wait to play. It’ll definitely put a spring in her step.” Molly and Gracie will also be competing in the Victorian State Championships at Moonah Links on Monday 24 September to Thursday 27 September before heading to the nationals. “They’ll both play in that and it’ll be a good prep before they head to the nationals,” Craig said. Ben Triandafillou

Mornington Cup victor eyes off spring MORNINGTON Cup winner, Kings Will Dream, has come back in terrific fashion with a fast-finishing fourth in the Group Two P. B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday 18 August. The dominant five-length winner of the Mornington Cup in March this year, has already secured his place in the Group One Caulfield Cup (2400m), and continues to firm as the early favourite for the $5 million contest following his barnstorming finish on Saturday. The Darren Weir-trained galloper sat at the rear of the field in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes before rattling off the fastest closing sectionals of the race, running his last 400m in 22.83 seconds and his last 200m in 11.72 seconds.

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Prior to the meeting, Weir said he wasn’t sure how he would go with winners on the day but was using the day as a starting point for the spring. “I’m not sure how I’ll go in terms of winners, but it’s more of a kick-off day for my runners for races down the track,” he said. “I’m looking for encouraging signs for the future.” While it was the imported galloper’s first defeat in six Australian starts, Weir said his run was exactly what he wanted to see. “He ran home well. I thought he was good, and that’s what I was hoping for,” he said. Kings Will Dream’s jockey John Allen was just as impressed with the performance. “He probably couldn’t have gone much better and if I had something

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to give me a cart into the race he probably goes close (to winning) but given that, he probably just knocked up the last 100m.” Having already secured his spot in the Caulfield Cup by gaining exemption from the ballot for his Mornington Cup victory, Kings Will Dream will stick to weight-for-age races in the build up to the Group One, to try and avoid gaining weight penalties. It’s estimated that Kings Will Dream will be handicapped at just 51kg for the Caulfield Cup, and will follow a path that includes the Memsie Stakes (1400m), Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), and the Underwood (1800m) or the Turnbull Stakes (2000m), before heading fifth-up into the Caulfield Cup. Ben Triandafillou

Cup dreaming: Mornington Cup winner Kings Will Dream prepares for the Group One Caulfield Cup. Picture: Supplied


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Sharks nail one-point victory, Gulls soar into grand final BASKETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou THE Chelsea Gulls division one men’s side and the Southern Peninsula Sharks state championship women’s side have made their way through to the Big V grand finals which kick off on Saturday 25 August. The Chelsea Gulls scored a determined 2-1 semi-final victory over the Western Port Steelers after suffering their first loss in their last 16 games to the Steelers in the second match of the best-of-three series. The Gulls claimed the opening semi-final game by 10 points (94104), before the Steelers pulled back the second match to win by 20 points (83-103) away from home. The Gulls were quick to make amends the following day and scored the final win by 21-points (92-71). Chelsea Gulls head coach Peter Caspersz said the side’s second game was a “shemozzle” but was glad to see them turn it all around on the Sunday. “We played really badly, and the Steelers played a great game,” Caspersz said, of the Saturday matchup. “We struggled to get the energy that we’ve had throughout the season, but thankfully we turned it around the next day and had that energy back. “They (Chelsea) played with a lot of determination and a will to win, and played with a lot of vigour and aggression which was great see again.” Caspersz believes the loss in the second game was something that the

Gulls soar: Chelsea Gulls claim semi-final series victory 2-1 over the Western Port Steelers. Picture: Tracey Weston

Gulls probably needed. “We were lazy, played a little bit selfish, and were probably thinking that we were unbeatable, so it was probably the wakeup call that we needed,” he said. “I thought Western Port was sensational, and they truly deserved their spot being in the finals.” The Gulls will now face the Shep-

parton Gators on Saturday 25 August away from home in a best-of-three grand-final series. The sides have faced each other twice throughout the normal fixture with the Gators winning by six points (69-75) in round seven and the Gulls claiming the victory by eight points (83-91) in round 12. In the state championship women’s

division, the Southern Peninsula Sharks scored a narrow one-point victory over the Knox Raiders in the preliminary final to make their way through to the grand-final series. The Sharks, who finished in fifth position at the end of the normal fixture, have gone on a winning streak to claim their last three elimination games.

The Sharks were trailing Knox by as much as 14 points at one point in the preliminary final before making a late surge in the dying minutes of the game. Paige Price nailed a critical three-point shot in the final 15 seconds of the game to take the lead, with a strong Sharks defence holding Knox at bay in the dying seconds of the game to claim the win, 59-60. Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball operations manager Lucas Allen said the Sharks got the lead when it mattered, in what was a “grind of a game”. “It was a bit of a dog fight and was a tough game the whole way through,” Allen said. “The crowd’s excitement after the game was easily matched by the girls, and now they’ve made it through to the grand final series. “The girls have been riding the momentum for sure and have been on a great run. They have won all their elimination games on the road against some pretty formidable teams. “Hume, they had never beaten. The Falcons have three or four girls with national experience in their side and that’s the same with Knox. “Having beaten the calibre of teams they’ve come up against certainly gives them a bit of confidence [heading into the grand final], but they’ll come out and let their game play out on the night.” The Sharks will face the Sunbury Jets in a best-of-three grand-final series which kicks off at the Sharks’ home court, before moving to the Jets’ home ground for the final two games if required.

Waves continue ride through finals NETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou THE Peninsula Waves’ under-19s side is making the most of their late dive into finals and have claimed the minor semi-final over the reigning premiers, Geelong Cougars, on Wednesday 22 August. It’s the first time in over a decade that the Peninsula Waves have qualified for the finals series and they have snapped at the opportunity with two determined back-to-back victories in the last two weeks. The Waves, who were sitting in fifth position coming into the final round of the Victorian Netball League season, clawed their way back into the top four with a convincing win over Melbourne University Lightning (55-47) on Wednesday 15 August. The Waves then continued that winning momentum into the minor semifinal and scored another determined victory over the Geelong Cougars (48-53) at the State Netball and Hockey Centre last Wednesday night. The match between the Cougars and Waves was a nail biter for spectators, and despite trailing by eight goals on one occasion, the Waves were able to fight back and gain a slight advantage heading into the final quarter of the game. In the final five minutes, the Cougars made their way back within two goals of the Waves, with a slip out of court giving the Cougars possession of the ball off the Waves’ centre pass and providing them with the opportunity to level the score. However, a crucial interception from Waves’ goal attack, Georgia Hernan, allowed the Waves to turn the game back around and secure an extra three goals in the dying seconds

of the game. Hernan, who is also captain of her team, said that the match was “one of the best games we’ve ever played”. As such, Hernan asserted that her team is “really confident going into

Sunday because we did so well under pressure tonight”. Geelong concluded their time in the finals series and won’t be able to continue their chance of achieving backto-back premierships this season.

The Waves are hoping to keep their streak alive when they face DC North East Blaze in the preliminary finals on Sunday 26 August at the State Netball and Hockey Centre.

On the rise: Peninsula Waves under19s players celebrate minor semi-final victory. Picture: Grant Treeby

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