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Iron men and warrior women THE world’s best endurance athletes swam, rode and ran through the heart of Frankston on Sunday along with thousands of local entrants during the 2014 Ironman Melbourne Asia-Pacific Championship. Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel, above, won the event ahead of Aussie pair Paul Matthews and David Dellow. But the real star of the day was women’s favourite Caroline “Xena” Steffen, left, who dominated from start to finish. Story and more photographs Pages 14-15. Pictures: Gary Sissons

Tenants put on notice By Keith Platt HOUSING Minister Wendy Lovell is being called on to make it easier to evict nuisance public housing tenants in Frankston. The decision by Frankston Council to meet and lobby Ms Lovell follows harrowing accounts of drug use and intimidation and violence against residents living near houses provided by the Department of Human Services.

Councillors believe the city has more than its fair share of low-cost public housing. Demand for changes to the way DHS handles its tenants comes at the same time that figures show the state has slashed $247 million from its spending on social housing. Frankston and parts of neighbouring Mornington Peninsula come near the top of the state’s long waiting lists for public housing. Although Cr Glenn Aitken gave

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First round win for Libs choice to take on Shaw By Mike Hast SEAN Armistead has been selected by the Liberal Party to take on independent MP Geoff Shaw and Labor’s Helen Constas in the crucial seat of Frankston at the November state election. Mr Armistead, 37, a manager at Crown casino, won in the first ballot at the Frankston preselection convention held at Frankston Arts Centre on Monday night last week, knocking off rivals Darrel Taylor, Frankston’s mayor, and Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb, head of the Mornington Peninsula’s crime investigation units. Mr Armistead’s win has shocked many Liberals, who thought Cr Taylor was the frontrunner because of his higher profile in the electorate. But Mr Armistead had strong support from party powerbrokers, including Victorian senator Mitch Fifield, and was seen to have performed well at last year’s federal election. He ran for the Liberals in the unwinnable seat of Melbourne, attracting almost 23 per cent of votes (and a small swing to the Liberals) when up against the Greens’ Adam Bandt with 42 per cent and Labor’s Cath Bowtell with 26 per cent. Bandt won after distribution of preferences, 55.3 per cent to Bowtell’s 44.7 per cent.

Battle ready: Sean Armistead is the Liberal Party’s candidate for the state seat of Frankston at the November election.

Mr Armistead’s federal campaign was supported by Julie Bishop, Mr Fifield, Scott Ryan, Matthew Guy, Wendy Lovell and Craig Ondarchie. Mr Armistead joined the Liberal Party in 2007, another advantage over his preselection rivals with Cr Taylor joining in August 2011 but quitting before he ran for Frankston Council in late 2012 and rejoining earlier this year when he decided to throw his hat in the ring for preselection. Senior Sergeant Lamb told The Times he had been a Liberal voter all his adult life but did not join the party until August 2011. Mr Armistead is manager of the indigenous employment program at

Crown casino in Melbourne. He co-founded an indigenous internship program in Melbourne, worked at KPMG as its indigenous program manager, at Hewlett Packard, and was an indigenous cadet at the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. Mr Armistead was born in Darwin where he lived with his father Barry and his mother Jennine – a Ngunga Aboriginal woman – before moving to Melbourne at age 8. He attended Langwarrin Primary School, the Peninsula School, Mt Erin Secondary College and John Paul College before completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne. He has been active in the Liberal Party as a member of the Frankston and Melbourne branches, as chairman of the Melbourne State Electoral Conference, and as a member of the state assembly. He has worked for the party at all state and federal elections since joining the Liberals. He is chairman of the board of Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville. Mr Armistead told conference delegates last week Frankston would be a key battleground in the lead-up to the election and would attract media attention.

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He said he had worked with and learnt from some of the most experienced people in the party, and would build Frankston into a safe Liberal seat. Senior Sergeant Lamb said Mr Armistead “has my full support and I’ll help him win”. Cr Taylor said “the party faithful have made a decision, I support it and wish Mr Armistead all the best”. The mayor said he had enjoyed the preselection process and would not have done it without the support of upper house MP Inga Peulich. The key to the Liberals winning Frankston is former party member and now independent Geoff Shaw. The Napthine government needs his preferences to guarantee victory in the marginal seat, where Mr Shaw holds a nominal margin of 0.4 per cent after last year’s boundary change that saw Labor-leaning Frankston North and Belvedere Park become part of the seat. A Labor Party insider said Mr Shaw had been very quiet in recent weeks. “Perhaps the Libs have done a deal with Shaw – his preferences in return for a job after he loses the election.”  Geoff Shaw resigned from the Liberal Party on Monday 17 March, four days before the party was expected to expel him. Mr Shaw resigned from the Parliamentary Liberal Party in March 2013.

FRANKSTON MP Geoff Shaw has turned up the heat on the state Coalition government over the “unsafe” and “inadequate” state of the city’s netball courts. The controversial local member told state parliament Frankston’s netball facilities were run down and “bursting at the seams”. He said the Frankston District Netball Association’s main centre at Jubilee Park was in such poor condition that Netball Victoria would not allow events to be held there. “The 14 outdoor courts are desperately in need of repair and …there is a similar situation with the indoor courts,” Mr Shae told parliament. “In fact, Netball Victoria will no longer permit events to be held at the Frankston District Netball Association, and the local Victorian Netball League side, Peninsula Waves, is not permitted to host its home games there.” Mr Shaw called on Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty to visit Frankston to see first-hand the inadequate condition of netball facilities. “I ask the minister to visit the Frankston District Netball Association facility and see fit to contribute to the club to allow the courts to be compliant and safe for the netballers, whose ages range from six to 60.” FDNA business manager Shelley Haynes said upgrades and repair work to Jubilee Park were long overdue. The association has 360 teams and more than 3200 registered players all using the one centre. “Unfortunately the facility at Jubilee Park has become tired and outgrown its demand,” she said. Chris Brennan

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‘Secret’ report shows how SEW land was valued By Keith Platt DOCUMENTS released under freedom of information legislation are beginning to fill in some of the gaps on how Frankston Council managed to lure South East Water to the bayside city. Greater Dandenong and Kingston councils were also interested in having SEW relocate its headquarters – and 700 staff – to their municipalities. Although Frankston won the bidding war, claims are now being made that it sold too cheaply, with ratepayers losing revenue from their land. Council sold the land to South East Water for $4 million, will receive no rates and will pay at least $2 million to reinstate the boulevard. The $70 million eight-storey SEW building taking shape on land that faces Kananook Creek between Wells and Playne streets is slated for completion in May 2015. Some delays have been caused by asbestos removal. Once completed, the office block will dwarf the neighbouring five-storey Landmark building, ending the sea views from its top offices. Parts of a valuation report previously kept secret by Frankston shows how valuers arrived at a price for the SEW site. Council had argued against releasing valuation details because they were “highly sensitive” and it was an issue “managed in a confidential manner from the outset”. However, the Freedom of Information commissioner ordered the release of the valuer’s report saying that no one would be disadvantaged by the

Changing views: Cranes tower above the construction site of the eight-storey South East Water headquarters in Frankston and the neighbouring five-storey Landmark building. Picture: Gary Sissons

details it contained. The report by Hawthorn-based valuers Patel Dore quoted prices paid for nine commercial land sites in Frankston and four in Dandenong. The valuers said prices varied greatly when it came to commercial land in Frankston “and surrounding suburbs”, from $784 to $2539 a square metre. Based on previous sales, zoning and location, they said the 3537 square metres being offered to South East Water should be valued at $1100-$1200 a square metre, resulting in an asking price of $3.89 million to $4.24m.

None of the sites had sea views. The valuation attributed to the site eventually sold to SEW for $4m was based on the land being subject to provisions of Frankston planning scheme’s Comprehensive Development Zone – Schedule 2. When approving plans for the new building, Frankston councillors freed up the site, abandoning height restrictions and other restrictive requirements of the zone. The planning overlay covering the site called for any development to “provide for the height of the develop-

ment to scale down from the [Young St] transit interchange to the Kananook Creek precinct” and “ensure the massing articulation and spacing of buildings optimises solar access to buildings, adjoining open spaces and key pedestrian routes, and provides for view sharing”. Many of the planning requirements appear aimed at ensuring the use of the land is suited to being alongside a creek used for boating and opposite the foreshore. Cr Glenn Aitken said council officers gave assurances that abandoning

planning requirements would be “a one off”. “Since then we’ve approved an 11-storey tower around the corner in Nepean Highway and are now looking at structure plans for the central area, including the creek precinct.” Cr Aitken feels certain that Frankston ratepayers were short-changed by the $4 million paid by SEW for its new headquarters. “There was that much bulldust going on, we were told to be quick - like in those sales shops have – or we’d miss out. It still makes me angry. “Tell that to the people in the [adjoining five-storey] Landmark building,” Cr Aitken said in reference to the planning overlay’s requirement of “view sharing” and optimising “solar access”. A letter from freedom of information commissioner Lynne Bertolini to the Long Island Residents Group details correspondence received from Frankston Council justifying its efforts to keep the valuer’s report kept secret. From the council responses, it seems the valuer gave his finding verbally and that his report was not tabled at a closed meeting - described by council as a “briefing session” – where it appeared minutes had not been recorded. The commissioner noted that commercial in confidence “is not grounds upon which a meeting may be closed to members of the public”. Ms Bertolini said that either council or Patel Dore would be disadvantaged by release of the report, other than withholding the name of the individual valuer.

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is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic-related offences. Leading Senior Constable Woodford said the young driver and his passenger were “very lucky” to have avoided serious injury. “It is sheer luck that they managed to walk away,” he said. “Had the tree impacted at either of the front doors, this could very well have been a fatal collision.” Two days earlier, another drunk driver who almost ran into the back of a police car at Carrum Downs also had his licence immediately suspended after recording a blood-alcohol reading almost four-times the legal limit. The 48-year-old man was observed driving erratically along Frankston-Dandenong Rd about 8pm on Thursday 13 March. Frankston highway patrol members said the Ford Falcon sedan he was driving almost collided into the rear of their car. The Wantirna man, who told police he was travelling from Boronia to Seaford, returned a blood-alcohol reading of .191. His licence was immediately suspended for 12 months and he was arrested and held in custody for being drunk. He is expected to be charged on summons with a number of traffic offences. The arrests come as police warn of a major crackdown on drink driving, speeding and other road offences during the Easter holiday period following recent carnage on the state’s roads. Victoria’s annual road toll now stands at 58 fatalities, 14 more than at the same time last year. Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said the recent trend was extremely concerning and urged the community to unite to help stop the senseless carnage. “We’ve had an alarming start to the year,” he said. “Too many drivers are taking their lives in their hands by ignoring the risks and doing the wrong thing on the roads.”

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By Chris Brennan THE mother of a teenaged P-plate driver has lost her car for 30 days after her son was busted by police “hooning” in Carrum Downs on Monday. Frankston highway patrol members clocked a black Holden Commodore travelling at around 160km/h on Eastlink about 1pm. When pulled over, the 18-year-old from Noble Park North told police the car belonged to his mother. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days under anti-hoon legislation while the driver is expected to be charged on summons with speeding offences. Police said “it must have been an awkward conversation” when the teenager was forced call to his mother to say he’d lost her car, especially as he had only been licenced to drive for about six weeks. The previous week, a drunk 18-year-old driver who crashed into a tree in Seaford was tracked down and arrested by the police dog squad after fleeing and leaving the wrecked car in the middle of a busy road. Police said the young driver and his passenger were lucky to have been able to walk away from the crash at all after the car they were travelling in lost control in wet conditions and slammed into a tree on Railway Pde between Carrum and Seaford about 10pm on 15 March. Frankston highway patrol officers found the wrecked Ford Falcon sedan abandoned in the middle of the road and called in the air wing and dog squad to search for the pair. They were located a short time later at the Frankton railway station and taken into custody. The P-plate driver, from Karingal, returned a blood-alcohol reading of .141, almost three times the limit for a full licence driver. However, Pplaters are required to have zero alcohol in their system. His licence was immediately suspended and he

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Holiday excitement: There will be plenty of free activities on offer at Ballam Park on Wednesday, including arts, crafts, singing and dancing, as Frankston celebrates Children’s Day.

The fine art of having fun BALLAM Park will spring to life next week as Frankston celebrates Children’s Day with a host of fun-filled activities for little people. The action kicks off at 10am on Wednesday 9 April with an extensive line-up of free entertainment and activities planned. Dynamite Dance, Circus Show and Hey Dee Ho Music are just some of the groups set to perform for Frankston’s youngest residents. The Ballam Park Homestead will be open and Frankston Historical Society members will be dressed in period costume to offer a glipse of life in times past. Visitors are encouraged

to join in the fun by also dressing up. Children can then explore Dreaming Space, a large dome located near the homestead that offers a unique and magical experience for all ages, including a creative craft wonderland, circus play and workshops. There will be plenty of hands-on activities to keep children busy, including arts, crafts, singing, dancing and much more. Families are invited bring their own picnics, or there’s a limited range food and beverages for purchase. For more information, visit www.visitfrankston.com or call 1300 322 842.


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Police step pressure to cut ice use By Mike Hast POLICE in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions have stepped up their fight against methamphetamine dealers. Members of the peninsula’s tasking unit joined forces with detectives and raided four properties on Monday last week, arresting five men who were charged with a number of drug offences including possession and trafficking. Three were bailed to appear in Frankston Magistrates’ Court in June, one was ordered onto a drug diversion program, and one was issued with a cannabis caution notice. Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb said police seized “a quantity of methamphetamine”, also called ice or crystal meth, as well as cannabis, or marijuana, and a .22 pen pistol and ammunition when they raided two properties in Mornington and one each in Moorooduc and Rosebud West. There was no connection between the four properties raided, and the men charged had no links to outlaw bikie gangs, he said. Senior Sergeant Lamb said the “day of action” was the latest attempt to close down ice dealers in the region and particularly on the peninsula as authorities battle a rising tide of ice use. “Methamphetamine use has become a big problem in the region,” he said. “We are actively targeting ice dealers, have a number of investigations underway and are conducting regular raids.”

Ice raid: Police in the region continue to raid properties in the fight against methamphetamine production and dealing. During the search of a Langwarrin property last year, police discovered a clandestine drug laboratory. The lab had been set up in the kitchen but other items including dangerous chemicals were spread throughout the house. Picture: Gary Sissons

Senior Sergeant Lamb said ice users were “driving volume crimes” such as burglary, theft and theft from cars. “This drug is extremely addictive – it changes users’ personalities, makes normal people very aggressive, and affects the body terribly.” He said methamphetamine was causing the worst problems he’d seen in 27 years of policing. Ice was being used “across all demographics and by different socioeconomic groups”.

“It’s not just being used by so-called street people; it’s having a horrendous impact on family violence and on mental health.” Senior Sergeant Lamb said there were “ice laboratories” across the region, many in seemingly normal homes. “It’s not like what you see in [the television series] Breaking Bad; the show gives the wrong impression of what a lab can look like.” He said there was large-scale manu-

facturing occurring and cited a raid last May when police made the largest-ever seizure of chemicals used to make ice in Victoria. The trail started in a garden shed in Frankston where police found 10 drums of potassium borohydride, each weighing 10 kilograms, as well as a 10kg drum of sodium metal. Police later searched a shipping container in Dandenong South where they found a dozen 200kg drums of benzaldehyde and a dozen 60kg bags of phos-

phorous. Combined, the 10 tonnes of chemicals could have made $500 million worth of ice. The number of serious drug offences such as trafficking and manufacturing surged on the peninsula during financial year 2012-13, the most recent figures from Victoria Police show. Drug offences jumped 43 per cent with police blaming the growing use of methamphetamine. There was a 42.9 per cent spike in the number of charges laid for commercial drug activities such as cultivation, manufacture and trafficking. When the figures were released last August, Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said an increase of almost 12 per cent (per 100,000 people) in drug offences across Victoria was being driven by increased amphetamine use, and said he would be “very surprised” if this was not contributing to the rising tide of family violence. “Drug offences have been enormously problematic for us in the past 12 months,” Mr Lay said. “We know there is a significant increase in the use of ice in the community.” Senior Sergeant Lamb said police partly relied on information from the public to find and arrest ice dealers and raid labs. “People can make reports anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” he said. “If you have concerns about the comings and goings of people late at night at a property or detect unusual chemical smells, contact police.”

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Highway shop was first stop on search for surf THE first Peninsula Surf Centre store opened in 1974 at 468 Nepean Highway, Frankston. “We figured it was a good position because back then, everyone came down the highway to get to all the Mornington Peninsula surf beaches,” director Ted Bainbridge remembers. “Cartoonist Paul Harris brushed a mural of his Hot Curl character on the window. We painted the outside green, stocked the shop with surfboards, wax, a few Quiksilver boardies and a dozen Rip Curl wetsuits. “For an outlay of $1500 each we were in business and opened our doors under the banner Peninsula Surf Centre – which seemed to have it covered.” Surfboards stocked by the fledgling shop included those bearing the brands Farrelly, G&S, Morning Star, Trigger, Hot Roc, Shane, Brothers Neilsen, Cooper, Crozier and Klemm Bell. “We used the backroom to co-ordinate Breakway - Victoria’s first surf magazine - with Keith Platt and Tony Murrell,” Bainbridge says. “Harry Hodge, who became a Quiksilver executive, worked on producing the Peninsula Surf Centre film Liquid Gold and I’d sometimes do the radio 3XY surf reports from there. “It was not on the radar to open more stores back then.” Bainbridge, who was also instrumental in starting the Peninsula Surfriders’ Club in the same year as opening the surf shop, said it had been “incredible to see the growth of the sport and, of course the industry”. “In our own small way we assisted the popularity of surfing and we’re all

proud of that.” In those early days Rip Curl made wetsuits, with Quiksilver making Ugg boots in winter and board shorts in summer. “Apart from the resin and fiberglass we sold along with Honey surf wax and the Balin safety strap, that was it for brands and labels,” Bainbridge says. “I met Gordon and Rena Merchant on a Queensland trip with Mick Pierce and Ian Portingale. They were making clothes, under Ken Brown’s place in Burleigh, which morphed into the Billabong label. They came down here selling their shorts in about 1976, and we had to tell them we were covered – we had Quiksilver and didn’t think we needed a second brand.” As well as marking Peninsula Surf Centre’s 40th anniversary, this month will also see it move into the lower level of Bayside shopping centre (next to the Myer basement), Frankston. “Despite the industry having changed in several ways over the years our new Frankston store will still stock the most popular core surf brands, but will also encompass a range of more fashionoriented clothing and street brands,” Bainbridge says. “Our new store will also see a modern shop fit linked with elements and memorabilia from our long heritage in the industry.” In style: Haircuts and board shapes have changed, but the lure of the surf remains. Harry Hodge, left, and Ted Bainbridge, in 1975 collecting boards in Torquay for sale at Peninsula Surf Centre, Frankston.

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most of the final leg but was run down by around the 35th kilometre-mark by the fast-finishing Bockel, who is a former Olympian. But Dellow was all smiles about an hour later when his girlfriend Caroline Steffen, right, claimed the women’s title in a time of 08:57:57, ahead of USA pair Mary Beth Ellis and Kim Schwabenbauer. Steffen, pictured right, is a Swiss national but permanent Australian resident known as Xena the Warrior Princess due her strength and power. She went into the race as favourite after winning the inaugural Melbourne event in 2012 and coming third last year. She said her partner, with whom she lives on the Sunshine Coast, would be proud of his podium finish and the lucrative pay check that goes with it, after a disappointing 2013 and not having any sponsors or a coach. “It is great for both of us to have a good race.” Pictures: Gary Sissons

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Call to bring government workers to city centre By Mike Hast FRANKSTON’S retail centre is desperately in need of a boost and the state government holds the key, says lobby group Frankston Community Coalition. The group – formed in January to pressure politicians for a better deal in this election year – says more than one in eight shops are vacant and parts of the centre look like a ghost town. Latest figures reveal the shop vacancy rate in the city centre is 13.3 per cent and climbing Community coalition member and Greater Frankston Business Chamber president Peter Patterson said the state government could help solve the problem by moving government employees into the centre and helping Peninsula Health move some Frankston Hospital staff into city centre offices. “Frankston top two employees are Peninsula Health, a health service provider, and Monash University, which specialises in tertiary healthcare education,” he said. “Consistent with the municipality’s emerging specialisation in health and wellbeing, the most desirable result for Frankston would be the relocation to our city of Sport and Recreation Victoria, a unit of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure.” Mr Patterson said a precedent for such a move was the state government shifting the Transport Accident Commission from Melbourne to Geelong in 2009, which the government said would generate about $59 million a year in economic benefit for Geelong. “If we don’t attract major employers to our city centre soon, we’re in big trouble,” he said. “The city centre has been in desperate need of activation for at least a decade. Landlords are uncertain about the future occupancy of their properties and are not prepared to spend money to upgrade facades so many main street buildings now appear dilapidated and unwelcoming.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to change Constitution: judge AUSTRALIA cannot advance until it acknowledges the role of its original inhabitants in the Constitution, says Justice Kevin Bell of the Victorian Supreme Court. A peninsula resident, Justice Bell will explore reconciliation, human rights and constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a panel of experts at the inaugural Baany to Warrna Ngargee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Water to Water Festival at The Briars Park in Mt Martha from 1.30-9.30pm on Saturday 29 March. Chaired by David Habersberger, a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Bell will be joined by other legal experts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and community members. Justice Bell was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2005 and is a former president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He has written leading judgments under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic). He was a barrister at the Victorian Bar for 20 years (QC from 1997) practising extensively in native title, administrative and constitutional law. Justice Bell said the panel would explore the importance of constitutional reform, what it would mean to the Australian identity, and why racism in the Constitution â&#x20AC;&#x153;is a major moral problemâ&#x20AC;?. Archie Roach will perform at the Mornington Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander music and cultural festival, which is being held to promote cross-cultural awareness through indigenous music, art, dance and culture. Baany to Warrna gets its name from the Boon Wurrung word meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;waterâ&#x20AC;? and an indigenous language group from the South Australian west coast, where artistic director, Ben

McKeown, comes from. The peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indigenous population is estimated at about 1000. The festival will include traditional and contemporary musicians and dancers, bush tucker, boomerang painting, arts and crafts, and indigenous storytelling. Roach is the headline act along with performances by Nola Lauch, Mau Power from Torres Strait, Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities include didgeridoo classes, face painting and making books. Bookings at www.watertower.org.au

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and unpredictable behaviour. ď Ž Intimidation, bullying, harassing or targeting of neighbours who protest against such behaviour and even those who silently try to endure it. ď Ž Deplorable maintenance of properties, thus further impacting upon the general amenity of the area. Cr Aitken said DHS faced huge damage bills after evicting tenants from properties â&#x20AC;&#x153;that have been scandalously abused by the tenantsâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They ultimately move on to ruin yet another property they are placed in. These points in turn cause massive community upheaval.â&#x20AC;? Cr Aitken said he had seen residents â&#x20AC;&#x153;breaking down in tearsâ&#x20AC;? through fear of reprisal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[They are] afraid to leave their home or go on a holiday or leave pets in the yard because of bated or implied payback [from residents of DHS properties],â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not uncommon for people to sell their home to escape from a highly abusive or dangerous scenario which they have in no way contributed to but are finally forced out for the safety of their family and children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One recent incident involved an older man and his wife whose home has been put under siege with a death threat painted on a nearby fence, beer bottles hurled repeatedly at their home smashing in explosive shards of glass, along with other objects or missiles being hurled repeatedly.â&#x20AC;? Constant heckling and invasion of their property had reduced the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life to a wreck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is now very uncomfortable in her own home; he was advised to take anti-depressants, which then impacts upon his employment,â&#x20AC;? Cr Aitken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have seen lives ruined through this sort of behaviour. People livesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; broken. All hope gone.â&#x20AC;? Cr Aitken said the DHS was failing in its duty of care to the community by not controlling the actions of its tenants, detrimentally â&#x20AC;&#x153;leaving nearby residents in absolute grief sometimes over not months, but yearsâ&#x20AC;?.

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Architect-designed inspiration THIS spectacular home is surrounded by all the hallmarks that make Balnarring Beach a popular little pocket on the Mornington Peninsula. At a glance the home reveals little, with a neat, rendered facade greeting you at street level. However the home majestically sprawls over four levels, perfectly utilising the slope and aspect of the 816-square metre block to hide its secrets. Panoramic views over Western Port Bay and across to Phillip Island are framed by large picture windows that serve as stunning portals to the wonders of constantly changing water and bush vistas. On the top floor is a spacious kitchen with Caesar stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and ample bench space, including a breakfast bar. Incorporated into the room is a meals and casual living area with access to one of four viewing platforms. Five bedrooms are spread across levels two and three, both with kitchenettes and powder rooms, which affords the possibility of having a premier holiday rental destination or a bed and breakfast. At ground level, along with a triple garage, is a superb wine cellar. If you have forgotten which label to serve at fine evening banquets overlooking the turquoise waters of the bay, there is an elevator to quickly and comfortably take you back up to the top floor. The combination of steel, timber, concrete and glass used throughout the home balance form and function. This is a stunning home with a raw and powerful elemental force. In a luxury market where the word unique is often overused, here it is totally justified.

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THEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Not too big, not too small, this utterly charming 3 bedroom home is just right for buyers of all ages and stages seeking a manageable beachside abode without the inevitable compromises of a unit. Just a pleasant stroll along picturesque Nunns Walk to either Fishermans or Fosters beaches and within walking distance of WKHP\ULDGGHOLJKWVRI0RUQLQJWRQ¶VPDJLFDO0DLQ6WUHHWWKHKRPHRQVTP DSSUR[ KDVEHHQORYLQJO\UHQRYDWHGIURPWRSWRWRH$UHQGHUHGH[WHULRUJLYHV ZD\WROLJKWLQIXVHGOLYLQJDQFKRUHGE\SROLVKHGKDUGZRRGÃ&#x20AC;RRUVZKLOHFDVHPHQWZLQGRZV¿WWHGZLWKVW\OLVKSODQWDWLRQVKXWWHUVDOORZ\RXWRWDNHIXOODGYDQWDJHRI WKHJHQWOHVHDEUHH]H2SHQSODQOLYLQJSURYLGHVUHOD[HG]RQHVIRUERWKGLQLQJDQGORXQJLQJLQIURQWRIWKHRSHQ¿UHZKLOHLQFRUSRUDWHGLQWRWKHVSDFHLVDQ HI¿FLHQWKRVWHVVNLWFKHQFRPELQLQJWLPEHUEHQFKWRSVDQGSULVWLQHFDELQHWU\ZLWKH[WUDVLQFOXGLQJDQLQGXFWLRQFRRNWRSDQGKDQG\GLVKZDVKHU %H\RQGDZLGHVXQNLVVHGGHFNRIIHUVWKHLGHDOVSRWIRUHQWHUWDLQLQJDOIUHVFRZKLOHWKHSULYDWHUHDUJDUGHQRIIHUVDSHDFH¿OOHGVSRWWRJHQWO\H[HUFLVH\RXU JUHHQWKXPE7KUHHORYHO\EHGURRPVDUHDOO¿WWHGZLWKSODQWDWLRQVKXWWHUV VKDUHWKHFHQWUDOEDWKURRPFRPSOHWHZLWKVSDFHHQKDQFLQJIUDPHOHVVVKRZHU 2IIHULQJLPPHGLDWHHQWUpHWRWKHVSRLOVRIVHDVLGHOLYLQJRUVFRSHWRDGGDVHFRQGVWRUH\ 67&$ LIGHVLUHGH[WUDVKHUHLQFOXGHJDVGXFWHGKHDWLQJHI¿FLHQW European laundry, security system, garden shed and carport. AUCTION:

Saturday 12th April at 12 noon

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10% deposit, balance 60/90 days

PRICE GUIDE: $550,000 - $600,000 INSPECT:

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James Crowder 0407 813 377 Deb Ketting-Olivier 0403 554 955

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;AMBLESIDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - OPPORTUNITY ON BELEURA HILL! Moments from Morningtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magical Mills Beach, restaurants, boutiques and the cosmopolitan cafĂŠ scene of Main St, this original 1950s cottage has seen its day and now presents a golden opportunity to secure a blue chip 1278sqm (approx.) beachside block with fabulous potential to redevelop (STCA). An address to impress, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination with space for a luxury coastal home or a prestigious multi-unit development. Harking back to earlier times, the existing 2 bedroom weatherboard home features a large living and dining area with wood heater, separate kitchen, bathroom plus separate shower room, lock-up garage, bungalow and garden shed. AUCTION:

Saturday 12th April at 11.00am

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RENOVATORS ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO! Ripe and ready for a modern makeover, this exceptionally well-priced 3 bedroom brick YHQHHUKRPHRIIHUVLQYHVWRUVRUEXGJHWFRQVFLRXVÂżUVWKRPHEX\HUVDQDIIRUGDEOH VWDUWDQGIDEXORXVRSSRUWXQLW\WRÂżQDOO\EUHDNIUHHRIWKHUHQWDOWUDS2QDVTP (approx.) corner block handy to all amenities, just roll up your sleeves and reap the rewards! In need of some TLC, inside a traditional layout offers a spacious main lounge and separate open plan kitchen/meals area, while accommodation is by way RIEHGURRPVVHUYLFHGE\WKHRULJLQDOEDWKURRP([WUDVLQFOXGHKDUGZRRGĂ&#x20AC;RRUJDV heating, window shutters, secure yard and off-street parking. AUCTION:

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THE SUM OF EVERY BUYER’S WISHLIST

JUST RIGHT UNIT - JUST RIGHT LOCALE

Attributes like Golden Triangle location, character filled bungalow style & delightful private gardens, elevate the status of this property on 539sqm allotment to as ‘as good as sold’. Boasting formal lounge, functional kitchen with spacious meals area, 4 bedrooms, family bathroom & lock up garage. Feel like a swim? Walk to the amazing Aquatic Centre or the pristine beach. Walk pretty much to everything Frankston has to offer.

Perfectly positioned, no owners corp & low maintenance. With quality features and a comfortable feel, this unit is an absolute must see for any owner occupier or investor. Offering attractive façade and front entrance, generous open plan kitchen, dining & living, private courtyard for entertaining, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Extras include electric heating, air conditioning, rear access double garage and gorgeous polished concrete floors. Altogether this property packs a punch and will not last.

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FRANKSTON 1/47 Lardner Avenue

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Spacious, renovated and in the zone. This 3 bedroom BV home on a subdivided block has the potential to be converted into a 5 bedroom home and is within easy walking distance to Monash University, Frankston High School and the hospital. Features include, modern kitchen, FES to master bedroom, formal living room, games/rumpus room, 3 x WC, hardwood floorboards, terra cotta roof, private outdoor entertaining and much more. Many possibilities- View today.

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FRANKSTON SOUTH 4/22 Sanders Road

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Très vogue living with this executive style townhouse in quiet, immaculately maintained complex sited in a serene, winding leafy Frankston South street, highly sought after for its access to gorgeous nature walking tracks, reservoir and the Frankston CBD with all its amenities. Boasting coveted features such as spacious lounge and dining, gourmet kitchen, 3 bedrooms, walk in robe to master, study nook, 2 bathrooms plus third toilet, double remore control garage. The property also includes gas ducted heating, 2 water tanks and a private courtyard with shed. Call today for immediate private viewing.

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FRANKSTON SOUTH 25 Dunstan Street

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An incredible development site (S.T.C.A.) or an exciting renovation challenge in leafy Frankston South. This 866sqm site includes a BV home with potential for bay views, comprises formal lounge, family room, functional kitchen & meals area, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge storage areas & generous lock up garage. Lease out while deciding how to utilise this viable investment located within walking distance to fashionable Norman Avenue shops, beach, restaurants, tennis club & kindergarten plus positioned within the Frankston High School zone. Act now to secure your part of this highly regarded pocket of Frankston South.

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FRANKSTON 3 Eyre Court

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A marvellous opportunity for an astute investor or home owner. This home offers 4 bedrooms with ensuite to the master, generous sized kitchen, dining & lounge all with polished floorboards, gas ducted heating, split system air con & lock up garage. A 628sqm approx site and currently rented at $1673pcm. Plenty of scope to renovate to reflect your personality all within the prized Frankston High School Zone and a quiet cul de sac. TERMS: 10% DEPOSIT, BALANCE 90 DAYS.

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FRANKSTON SOUTH 30 Baden Powell Drive

ABUNDANT CHARACTER & TOP POSITION An awesome Frankston South character filled weatherboard home on 754sqm allotment with so much potential, in leafy blue ribbon location, boasting Frankston High School zoning, and walking distance to chic Norman Avenue shopping and restaurants, hop skip jump to nature abundant walking trails and so close to the CBD. A truly delightful home offering formal lounge, large sunny kitchen/dining, three bedrooms, central bathroom, ducted heating, polished floorboards and terracotta roof. Every room has a pretty outlook and should be seen to be appreciated.

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FRANKSTON SOUTH 15 Culcairn Drive

DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND VIEW ASAP

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Sitting in a most sought after position, this appealing property comprises formal lounge, separate dining, lovely kitchen with DW, meals area/family room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large laundry/utilities room, ducted heating, air conditioning, polished floorboards, great undercover alfresco area perfect for that outdoor entertaining and lock up garage, all positioned on 797sqm allotment in Frankston High School zone with easy access to all the gorgeous blessings the area has to offer such as nature walks at Sweetwater Creek Reserve, excellent schools and shops

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FRANKSTON SOUTH 108 Sycamore Road

ELEGANCE & COMFORT WITH A GORGEOUS OUTLOOK

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We are thrilled to present this most beautiful & solid family home blessed with serene nature outlook from every window. A delightful garden escorts you to the front door of the house, elevated to make the most of the gorgeous surroundings. The home, sitting on 1093sqms, offers space & flair with vast formal living complete with floor to ceiling windows overlooking nature reserve tree tops, open fire place & split system cooling. 3 bedrooms, master with semi ensuite & a further 2 bathrooms make the home ideal for a family. There is also a family room & meals area, while the kitchen, designed by Jos Van Bree Domus Interiors is indicative of the thought & quality that have gone into this home. Outdoors there are multi level manicured gardens, extensive paving & decking along with sparkling in-ground pool, garden shed, awesome workshop & double car accommodation large enough for car & caravan. Step over the threshold & be drawn in to this beautifully designed & maintained family home, perfect for the buyer searching for that special something.

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Seaford 6/177 Seaford Road

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Hidden in a cul-de-sac at the rear of a small quiet block of eight, this modern, well-kept unit hides a further surprise behind one of its doors. The front door opens to a comfortable lounge with gas heating and reverse DZDMFBJSDPOEJUJPOJOH5VSOUPUIFMFGUBOEZPVžOEUXPMJHIUžMMFECFESPPNTUIFHVFTUSPPNXJUICVJMUJOSPCFT BOEUIFNBTUFSXJUIBXBMLJOSPCF#PUICFESPPNT BOEUIFMJWJOHSPPN IBWFÂżPPSUPDFJMJOHXJOEPXT5IF next door opens to the separate bathroom, then toilet, linen cupboard and laundry with access to rear yard. To the right of the lounge is a modern kitchen with ample cupboards lining the walls and modern splash backs above the benches. There is a breakfast bar and a dining area. By now, you may have glanced through the kitchen window and seen the water feature and large timber deck. As you open the last door, the sliding door to the deck, you are possibly thinking how nice it will be for entertaining when you notice the pool fence, and beyond, the landscaped garden and the in-built 8-person spa. A small stroll behind the spa takes you to the storage shed named â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The beach houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. It is your own private paradise. This large and comfortable rear yard XJMMDFSUBJOMZNBLFZPVGFFMBUIPNFBOEUIFCFTUQBSUJTJUÂľTBMMMPXNBJOUFOBODFXJUIBSUJžDJBMHSBTT5IFIPNF also has a single remote control lock up garage and is located within walking distance to schools, playgrounds, parks and shops. Also close to freeways and transport. Prior offers will be considered

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Robert Austin 0418 347 750 Tracey Austin 0417 155 554

L.J. Hooker Seaford 112a Nepean Highway, 9785 3888

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dŚŝƐůĂƌŐĞŽƉĞŶŽĸĐĞƐƉĂĐĞŽĨĂƉƉƌŽdž͘ϮϬϬƐƋŵŽīĞƌƐĞŶƚƌLJ ĂŶĚĞdžŝƚƐŽīDĂŝŶ^ƚĂŶĚůĂŵĞLJWůĂĐĞ͘&ĞĂƚƵƌĞƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞ ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌĂĐĐĞƐƐ͕ůĂƌŐĞƐƚĂīƌŽŽŵĂƌĞĂĂŶĚƚŽŝůĞƚĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ͕ ŚĞĂƟŶŐͬĐŽŽůŝŶŐ͕ƉůĞŶƚLJŽĨĚĂƚĂĐĂďůŝŶŐĂŶĚϮƌĞƐĞƌǀĞĚĐĂƌ ƐƉĂĐĞƐĂƐƐŝŐŶĞĚƚŽůĞĂƐĞ͘

Sale Price: $39,950 walk in - walk out Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $95,000 walk-in-walk-out Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $145,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $4166.66pcm +GST+OG Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

For Sale - Rosebud

For Lease - Mornington

For Sale - Mornington

WƌŽƉĞƌƟĞƐ&Žƌ>ĞĂƐĞ OFFICES FOR LEASE ;DŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶƵŶůĞƐƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĞĚͿ Ϯ^ĞǀĞŶƚŚǀĞZŽƐĞďƵĚͲϵϱƐƋŵ$560pw + GST + OG ϭϬͬϮϳWƌŽŐƌĞƐƐ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲϰϬƐƋŵ$196pw + GST + OG ϯͬϭϱ<ĞŶũŝ^ƚƌĞĞƚʹϴϰƐƋŵ$492pw + GST + OG ϮϳWƌŽŐƌĞƐƐ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲϰϬƐƋŵ$134pw + GST + OG

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ϲͬϭϭZĂŝůǁĂLJ'ƌŽǀĞͲϮϬƐƋŵ$250pw + GST + OG

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ϮϴDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲ&ƌŽŵϭϮƐƋŵ$250pw + GST + OG >ϯ͕ϭͬϮϴDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚ$350pw + OG fee

>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ͕>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ

WƌŝŵĞ>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ tĞůůůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶZŽƐĞďƵĚ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůƐƚĂƚĞ͘ƉƉƌŽdž ϭϲϬƐƋŵŽĨǁĂƌĞŚŽƵƐĞƐƉĂĐĞŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞŽĸĐĞ͘ /ĚĞĂůůLJƐƵŝƚĞĚƚŽƐŵĂůůďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŽǁŶĞƌ͕ƉƌŝǀĂƚĞƐƚŽƌĂŐĞŽƌ ŝŶǀĞƐƚŽƌ͘WƌŝĐĞĚdŽ^Ğůů͘

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Sale Price: $229,000 + GST ( if applicable) Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $195,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

For Sale - Rosebud

Arguably The Best Seat In Town

ϯϮϴDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚʹϰϬƐƋŵ

FACTORIES FOR LEASE ;DŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶƵŶůĞƐƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĞĚͿϰͬϰ

Lease Price: $8750pcm + GST + OG Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

For Sale - Mount Eliza

From $350pw +GST +OG

džƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĚŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌƐŽƵŐŚƚƚŽƐĞĐƵƌĞƉƌŝŵĞƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ Ϯϭ&ƵũŝƌĞƐʹϰϬƐƋŵ$165pw + service fee ŽŶDĂŝŶ^ƚDŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶ͘&ŽƌŵĞƌůLJƚŚĞƐŝƚĞŽĨ'ůŽƌŝĂ:ĞĂŶƐ ϴͬϯϴĂDĂŝŶͲϰϱƐƋŵ$260pw+GST+OG ŽīĞĞ͕ƚŚŝƐƐŚŽƉŝƐĂƉƉƌŽdž͘ϵϬƐƋŵ͕ŚĂƐƉůĞŶƚLJŽĨŝŶĚŽŽƌ ĂŶĚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌƐĞĂƟŶŐ͕ŚĞĂƟŶŐĂŶĚĐŽŽůŝŶŐ͘ LEASED ϳďͬϯϴĂDĂŝŶͲϰϱƐƋŵ

dƌĞǁŝƩŽƵƌƚ͕ƌŽŵĂŶĂͲϮϱϬƐƋŵ$460pw + GST + OG

For Sale or Lease - Mornington

ϯϯWƌŽŐƌĞƐƐ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲ&ƌŽŵϭϳϲƐƋŵFrom $300pw + GST + OG ϳͬϭϰ>ĂƚŚĂŵ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲϮϮϬƐƋŵLEASED ϲͬϯϯWƌŽŐƌĞƐƐ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲϮϭϰƐƋŵ

$508pw+GST+OG

Ϯϴͬϲ^ĂƚƵtĂLJͲϰϮƐƋŵ$120pw+GST+OG ϰϲ'ůĞŶĚĂůĞǀĞ͘,ĂƐƟŶŐƐͲϮϵϬƐƋŵ$370pw+GST+OG

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Great Investment

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tĞůůůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶZŽƐĞďƵĚ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůƐƚĂƚĞ͘ƉƉƌŽdžϭϲϬƐƋŵ ŽĨǁĂƌĞŚŽƵƐĞƐƉĂĐĞŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞŽĸĐĞ͘/ĚĞĂůůLJƐƵŝƚĞĚ ƚŽƐŵĂůůďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŽǁŶĞƌ͕ƉƌŝǀĂƚĞƐƚŽƌĂŐĞŽƌŝŶǀĞƐƚŽƌ͘WƌŝĐĞĚ dŽ^Ğůů͘

ĂƐŝůLJƌƵŶ͕ƚŚŝƐŚŝŐŚůLJƉƌŽĮƚĂďůĞďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŝƐůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞ DƚůŝnjĂsŝůůĂŐĞ͘dŚŝƐůŽŶŐƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞŶũŽLJƐƐƚƌŽŶŐ ƌĞŐƵůĂƌĐůŝĞŶƚĞůĞ͕ůŽŶŐůĞĂƐĞ͕ĐŚĞĂƉƌĞŶƚĂŶĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŐƌĞĂƚ ŝŶĐŽŵĞƚŽƚŚĞĐƵƌƌĞŶƚŽǁŶĞƌǁŚŽǁŝƐŚĞƐƚŽƌĞƟƌĞ͘ ĞYƵŝĐŬͲtŽŶ͛ƚ>ĂƐƚ

Sale Price: $229,000 + GST ( if applicable) Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $189,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

For Sale - Red Hill

ϭϱϬDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲϮϬϬƐƋŵ$2105pw+GST+OG ϯDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚͲϭϱϬƐƋŵ$1442.31 pw + GST + OG

ZĞƚĂŝůͬKĸĐĞ^ƉĂĐĞ WƌŝŵĞDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚƐŚŽƉŵĞĂƐƵƌŝŶŐϵϮƐƋŵ͘tŝƚŚĨŽƵƌĐĂƌ ƉĂƌŬƐĂƚƌĞĂƌĂŶĚĂŐƌĞĂƚĮƚͲŽƵƚ͕ƚŚŝƐƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJǁŽƵůĚƐƵŝƚ ƌĞƚĂŝůŽƌŽĸĐĞƉƵƌƉŽƐĞƐ͘dŚĞƐŚŽƉĐŽŵĞƐǁŝƚŚĂůŽŶŐƚĞƌŵ ůĞĂƐĞĂŶĚĂīŽƌĚĂďůĞƌĞŶƚĂů͘

ϲϳϬ'ůĞŶŚƵŶƚůLJZĚ͕ĂƵůĮĞůĚͲϴϮƐƋŵ$330pw + OG ϭͬϭϳϲDĂŝŶʹϳϬƐƋŵ

LEASED

CONTAINERS & STORAGE UNITS ^ĞŶƚƌLJ^ƚŽƌĂŐĞͲsĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨƐŝnjĞƐĂŶĚƉƌŝĐĞƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗KīĞƌƐŽǀĞƌΨϭ͘ϱŵŝůůŝŽŶĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Lease Price: $5008pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

For Lease - Mornington

For Lease - Mornington

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SHOPS FOR LEASE ;DŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶƵŶůĞƐƐƐƉĞĐŝĮĞĚͿ

ŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞKĸĐĞ^ƉĂĐĞ

Gallery & Restaurant + Homestead

Mornington Factory

dŽƉ&ůŽŽƌŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞKĸĐĞ^ƉĂĐĞ

tŚŽůĞŇŽŽƌƉƌĞŵŝĞƌŽĸĐĞƐƉĂĐĞŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƟŶŐϱŽĸĐĞƐ͕ &Z,K>ͲdŚŝƐϭ͘ϱĂĐƌĞƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂŵĂŐŶŝĮĐĞŶƚ &ĂĐƚŽƌLJŽĨĂƉƉƌŽdž͘ϭϳϬƐƋŵ͕ϯƉŚĂƐĞƉŽǁĞƌ͕ƌŽůůĞƌĚŽŽƌ͕ ĞŶƐƵŝƚĞĂŶĚǀŝĞǁƐŽǀĞƌůŽŽŬŝŶŐDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚĂŶĚƚŚĞĂLJ͘ ϯZŚŽŵĞƐƚĞĂĚĂŶĚƚŚĞǁĞůůŬŶŽǁŶŐĂůůĞƌLJͬƌĞƐƚĂƵƌĂŶƚ͕ ƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞŽĸĐĞ͕ďĂƚŚƌŽŽŵĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ͘ǀĂŝůĂďůĞŶŽǁ͘ >ŝŌĂĐĐĞƐƐĂŶĚĐĂƌƐƉĂĐĞ͘ EŽĞůƐ'ĂůůĞƌLJ͘^ŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞŚĞĂƌƚŽĨƚŽǁŶ͕ƌĞĂĚLJĨŽƌ LJŽƵƚŽƚĂŬĞŽǀĞƌ͕ƚŚĞŽƵƚďƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐĐĂŶďĞĐŽŶǀĞƌƚĞĚŝŶƚŽ ΘĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƟŽŶĨŽƌϭϬ͘

Lease Price: $50,000pa + GST + OGS Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗KīĞƌƐKǀĞƌΨϭ͘ϲŵŝůůŝŽŶĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $1300pcm +GST+OG Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

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Lease Price: $2600pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, Victoria 3915

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We want your business

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Stay sharp

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Major general store

THIS well-known business is home-based and will need to be relocated after the sale. For enthusiastic new owners this is a great opportunity with huge potential as well as vendors offering full training if required. Clients include pet groomers and vets, and work also comes from interstate. The business has a fully fitted-out Ford van that can be used for mobile repairs.

THIS licensed general store has been established for about 50 years and is the only one in town, just 10 minutes from Cranbourne or Pakenham. Well-suited to a husband and wife team or a partnership, the store is opposite the school, with lunches a good portion of daily trade. The weekly rental is only $300 and the business shows good profits. A great opportunity so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay.

Clipper repairs and sharpening, CRIB POINT Price: $150,000 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Licensed general store, CARDINIA Price: $235,000 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists www.latessabusiness.com.au

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 BUSINESS PROMOTION

CAFE

EXERCISE STUDIO

SANDRINGHAM

MORNINGTON

Bright cafĂŠ on main street, easy to run with 2 staff. Seats 16 in & 8 outside. New lease available. Opens Tues to Sun.

Suit personal trainer, 80 clients on database, no contracts, mainly cash. Opens 5 ½ days, new lease offered. Small change area, ample parking, 10 sessions $150.

$40,000 - $100,000

$45,000 walk-in-walk-out

BEAUTY SALON MORNINGTON Licensed distributor of franchise products, Established 25 years. Premises have 5 treatment rooms, good equipment, loyal customers. New lease offered.

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$92,500 + sav

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CAFE

FITNESS CENTRE

HOME BASED 85 members includes 25-30 personal Manchester, homewares & gifts Est 10 years, has seating for 30 training, database of 1100 clients. sold to retailers by agents in each inside & 35 outside. Exterior of large Two consulting rooms both sub-let. state, as well as to lavender farms in shopping centre, well presented. Australia & NZ. Large range of quality Established 5 years, has detox sauna, Keen vendor ready to move on, stock. Work from home with hours to reception area, beauty, massages. NE suit yourself. wants quick sale. 7 days various hours.

$49,000

$70,00 walk-in-walk-out

CHINESE RESTAURANT

BUTCHERY

ASIAN TAKEAWAY

SOMERVILLE BYO licence, fully set up commercial kitchen, air-conditioned, seats 60. Corner location with excellent exposure. Vendors wish to retire, enthusiastic new owners will do wonders with this one.

HASTINGS

FRANKSTON

Well-presented shop opposite

Located in food court of Power Centre, excellent position. Takeaway or eat-in, easy to operate. 6 days, no late nights. Huge potential!!

$95,000 + sav

IMPORT & WHOLESALE

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Hands reach out to make shore break is safe By Keith Platt BEING held underwater in the washing machine-like throws of a shore break is not easy at the best of times. It’s daunting and can be terrifying. But to be dumped when you can’t use your legs, which are wrapped in a sort of rubberised cocoon, must surely be the stuff of nightmares. However, Krista Bailey felt “so safe” when it happened to her at Point Leo. “I could feel arms grabbing me – I knew I wasn’t alone,” she said. Ms Bailey was one of 118 people with physical and mental disabilities at the beach for a “surfing experience” courtesy of the Mornington Peninsula branch of the Disabled Surfers Association. On Saturday 15 March the wind was offshore and the waves not huge, although size doesn’t matter when they rear up and crash onto the sand. Nearly 260 volunteers were on hand to help people with disabilities enjoy a day at the beach. Ms Bailey’s wipeout came when she fell off while lying on a surfboard being pushed by a wave to the beach through a channel formed between two lines of people. The 20 or so people forming the human safety net were standing about

a metre apart, ready to reach down and pick her up if she fell off the board. Without this “zone of security” there was no way many of the disabled surfers would be able to even contemplate entering the water, let along catch a wave. “I got dumped and it was so good,” Ms Bailey, now sitting high and dry in a wheelchair, tells a passing DSA volunteer who said he’d heard about her underwater experience. “You feel so safe. I’ve never been dumped before, but I could feel their arms grabbing me when I was under water and I knew I wasn’t on my own. “I can sort of paddle in a pool, but there’s no way I could survive out here, no way.” With a disarming candour, Ms Bailey told The News: “I will not have a normal lifespan, my heart and lungs are muscles. I doubt I’ll get to 80, it will kill me.” The “it” she is speaking about is Friedreich’s ataxia, a degenerative muscular disease described by the state government-funded Better Health Channel as a “relatively rare inherited disease of the nervous system characterised by the gradual loss of coordination”. “The affected person is unable to

Dumped but not down: Disabled surfer Krista Bailey makes the most of life while facing an uncertain future.

control their muscles, which leads to tremors, an unsteady gait and slurred speech. To the casual observer, a person with Friedreich’s ataxia may seem to be drunk.” Ms Bailey’s diagnosis fits in with the normal onset of symptoms, “kicking in” when she was 13. Now 44, she remembers being considered “the klutz of the family”, the one who bumped into things because she was in a hurry. “Mum used to say I was like a bull in a china shop.” After her diagnosis, Ms Bailey underwent surgery for curvature of the spine, but nothing could stop the steady onset of the disease. “Until then I was active like any other kid, riding bikes and everything

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been participating in the Sailability program at Mornington Yacht Club for the past nine years. She also goes to a gym and has hydrotherapy once a week. The advance of Friedreich’s ataxia is something she “only notices every now again when I realise I can’t do something that was possible a year before”. The relative rareness of the condition means that there are just 69 Australian contributors to a Facebook page established to help the “fight against” the disease. “I get shitty at it but consider myself very lucky – I’ve seen others who are worse than me, but haven’t had [the onset of] the disease for as long,” Ms Bailey said.

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Old world meets new

THOUSANDS of people from around the region and further afield headed up to Red Hill last Saturday week for the show, the famous Red Hill Agriculture and Horticultural Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 86th annual event. Red Hill is last show standing on the peninsula and drew competitors of all ages and with all kinds of animals and produce as well as modern attractions such as riders doing tricks on motorbikes, stiltwalkers and food sellers with exotic offerings that would have bamboozled your great-grandfather. Pioneers of the district would have recognised two regular crowd favourites â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the woodchopping and working dog demonstrations in the main arena. Some things should never change. The show is not technically over just yet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Clydesdales and Heavy Harness Show is on Saturday 5 April at Boneo Park Equestrian Centre with show jumping on Saturday 5 April and Sunday 6 April at the equestrian centre on Boneo Rd. For details, call 5989 2357 or visit www.redhillshow.com.au Pet showoffs: Anna Townsend of Shoreham and rat George (left) and Alexis of McCrae with her alpaca Tequila were among hundreds of young people competing at the show on Saturday. Jack Briscoe of Futura Kelpies, bottom left, showed his shearing skills to an attentive audience, bottom right. Pictures: Yanni

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Melbourne port sale linked to Hastings By Mike Hast THE state government will offer the proposed container port at Hastings as part of a deal to privatise the Port of Melbourne. The government announced two weeks ago it would seek to lease Melbourne for 30 or 40 years to a private consortium and tie in the sale with the Port of Hastings. But the move would not affect current planning work, says Port of Hastings Development Authority CEO Mike Lean. Mr Lean told The Times “nothing changes and we are continuing to prepare reports for environmental approvals and the business case”. The authority moves to a crucial stage this month when it signs contracts with consultants that would take it through to the end of the four-year planning process, Mr Lean said. The authority was given $110 million by the government last year for planning. Premier Denis Napthine said the government would undertake a “scoping study to look at how we can involve the private sector in both the operation of the Port of Melbourne … and also integrated into that is the opportunity for those people to be involved in the development of the Port of Hastings”. Dr Napthine’s announcement echoes one made by the Labor Opposition last year when it said it would lease the Port of Melbourne for 99 years for $6 billion and spend the proceeds on removing 50 of the most dangerous and

congested level crossings. The Premier said his government would carry out a scoping study before the 2014-15 state Budget to look at future ownership options of the two ports, including the economic and commercial value of each option. Ports Minister David Hodgett reportedly said any decision the government made on the future of the “ports network” would be “carefully considered, factually based, and be in the best interests of supporting the state’s continued growth”. State treasurer Michael O’Brien said the government could reap an even greater windfall by tying sale plans to the proposed Port of Hastings expansion. He said money from the sale would go into “transport infrastructure”. State government policy is for the Port of Melbourne to become a commercial and residential development site after the 30- or 40-year lease expires. Hastings would then become the state’s main port. Labor favours creating a port at Little River near Geelong, the so-called Bay West option, but a transport insider told The Times this was not viable as it would require a massive amount of dredging. The government says Hastings is the best option as it is a natural deep-water port that would need less dredging than other locations. The deep water claim has been rejected by environmentalists, who say there are only two deep parts of Western Port – the channel between Bass

Starting point: The state government-owned wharfs at BlueScope Steel will be the southerly point of the $9 billion plus container port that will become Victoria’s main one when the Port of Melbourne is decommissioned and turned over for development.

Strait and Long Island Point, and a section between Phillip and French islands. The state government has not put a value on the so-called “ports network” – Melbourne and Hastings – but last May a consortium paid $4.31 billion for a 99year lease of Port Botany in Sydney’s east and $760 million for smaller Port Kembla near Wollongong. Late last year a Canadian pension fund bought a 27 per cent stake in the Port of Brisbane for about $1.4 billion, valuing the state’s biggest port at $6.2 billion. Melbourne is the last major publicly

owned port on Australia’s eastern seaboard. In other Port of Hastings developments, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council late last month told Planning Minister Matthew Guy that his proposed statewide port zone should be phased in at Hastings as it was a special case “given its distinguishing features from the [three] other ports [in Victoria]”. The council stated the port zone could become “a tool for positive … planning for the expansion of the container port without prejudicing [its]

proper long-term functioning and its surrounding area or blighting the land so that it becomes unattractive for interim rural uses”. “It would only be appropriate to apply the new zone to established public port assets and land under the direct control” of the Port of Hastings Development Authority. The council, led by David Garnock and Lynn Bowden, called on Mr Guy to adopt a “more transparent and inclusive approach” to allow the shire and stakeholders to be consulted.

Drive to put young passengers in control By Chris Brennan MT Eliza Secondary College students have given the thumbs up to a new road safety initiative that aims to save young lives by encouraging teenage passengers to provide a positive influence on drivers. The Mornington Peninsula secondary school was the first in the state to participate in the new Fit2Drive workshop, now set to be rolled out across Victoria. The workshop targets the state’s 60,000 year 11 students and aims to change attitudes to road safety by encouraging friends and passengers to intervene to persuade young drivers against dangerous behaviour such as speeding, using mobile devices while behind the wheel and drink-driving. The workshop includes group discussions, using scenarios to explore

strategies to keep young people and their friends safe, role-playing to support the development of problem-solving skills, and development of personal and school road safety plans. Fit2Drive patron and Victoria Police road policing commander Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill visited the college on Thursday to launch the program. He said the workshop would help young people better understand the risks involved in driving and would empower them to challenge dangerous behaviours among their peers. “Young people continue to be overrepresented in road trauma,” Mr Hill said. So far this year, 58 people have been killed on Victorian roads, 14 more than the same time last year, a trend Mr Hill labelled “extremely concerning”. “To have lost so many people al-

ready this year is devastating,” he said. “As a community we cannot accept this. We have to take a stand and help each other. If you know someone who shouldn’t be driving, you have a responsibility to say something.” Roads Minister Terry Mulder, who attended the launch, said it was vital young people who would soon start driving and whose friends may already be driving were given the skills to avoid negative peer pressure and handle potentially dangerous situations. “The dangers of irresponsible behaviour on the roads can be dire,” Mr Mulder said. “Teenagers need skills and practical strategies to get themselves out of potentially dangerous situations. This behaviour change workshop is an important part of assisting young passengers and drivers to stay safe on our roads. That’s why it is important we

get it into as many secondary schools as possible.” Peninsula MP and Education Minister Martin Dixon said the revamped F2D workshops involved input from the police and Metropolitan Fire Brigade, whose members were often first responders to accidents. He said the workshop was targeted at teenagers as they neared driving age in order to change attitudes before they get behind the wheel and to reinforce the positive influence they could have as passengers on drivers. “Peer group pressure can influence the way young people behave in a vehicle, so I’m pleased the workshops are providing a stronger focus on passenger safety,” Mr Dixon said. F2D Foundation secretary Graham Spencer said the workshop was delivered by trained university students and included group discussions that used

various scenarios to explore strategies to keep young people and their peers safe. He said surveys completed by nearly 1000 students taking part in a trial of the program indicated the workshop was being well received, with about 70 per cent of participants indicating they would use the strategies to avoid risky situations in the car as a passenger or driver all or most of the time. Students doing the workshop said it made them realise that “it doesn’t have to be you driving to help make driving decisions”, Mr Spencer said. He said the program also gave an insight into the impact an accident could have on not only victims and their friends and families, but also on police, fire brigade and ambulance paramedics called to attend often horrific scenes of death and carnage. More information can be found at www.F2D.com.au

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Getting kids back to nature A FESTIVAL for children aims to tackle “nature deficit disorder”, which some experts argue links children’s declining engagement with the outdoors to myriad issues from depression to obesity. The inaugural Kids’ Adventure Festival will provide children and parents with the opportunity to experience adventure activities specifically designed for the younger generation, with walks, runs, climbs, rides and plenty more “wild” play planned

for the weekend event. Taking place at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort on 5-6 April, the festival will feature all manner of activities aimed at re-engaging children with nature while introducing them to the huge variety of adventure pursuits that make the most of nature’s playground. Updates and news will be available on www.kidsadventurefest.com.au and on the “Mt Baw Baw Kids Adventure Festival” Facebook page.

Wood you believe guild turned 30 THE Peninsula Woodturners Guild celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this month. The guild has grown from humble beginnings to now boast more than 200 members. The guild hosted an open weekend on 1-2 March at its Langwarrin base at the McClelland Sculpture Park. Frankston mayor Darrel Taylor was a guest and presented founding member Bob Morrison with a badge specially made to commemorate his 30 years of guild membership. The late Murray White was recognised as the founder of the Peninsula Woodturners Guild since it was his enthusiasm and organisational skills that led to the formation of the guild. Guild president Geoffrey Dickin said the founding members had done a great job to get the guild up and running. “As we all know everything has to be built on a strong sustainable foundation and it appears that way back 30 years ago, the foundation was put down by very wise people, the method that we achieve things and the way the Guild is conducted today has changed very little,” Mr Dickin said.

About 20 members attended the guild’s first meeting in March 1984. Annual subscriptions were $15 at the time. The Peninsula Woodturners Guild has moved location several times over the decades, including stints at Frankston TAFE College and the Ballam Park Homestead before settling in at the McClelland Gallery in 1991. Murray White, Frank Rutter and Bill Barber were made life members that same year for their tireless contributions to the guild and their efforts to grow its membership. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was one of the guild’s staunchest supporters over the years and helped facilitate some of its location moves. Today, the Peninsula Woodturners Guild has moved with the times and uses computer technology to get the best results from woodturning in a computer group class. The Peninsula Woodturners Guild is open five days a week and a half-day on Saturdays, providing facilities and classes to 13 groups. Team leaders are always on hand to help with any problems.

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Woman found dead after head pains; robberies continue in Frankston Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 4 April 1914 A PAINFULLY sudden death occurred at Frankston on Wednesday evening, when Mrs Maudsley, a married women residing with her husband, Mr Henry Maudsley, was found dead. Early in the evening the unfortunate woman complained of violent pains in her head, and she was taken to her room. The husband did everything that was possible, but on his return to the room after a temporary absence, he found his wife dead. The body was removed to Frankston, where Dr Maxwell held an examination, the result of which showed that death was due to natural causes. *** FURTHER robberies have been reported to the Frankston police during the last few days. During the early part of the week, thieves annexed a full set of harness and part of another set from Dr. Maxwell’s stable, and about the same time a set of harness belonging to Mr A. D. Box was purloined from his stable. The list of robberies is now a lengthy one, and householders would do well to see that their houses and outbuildings are well looked after. *** ADVERTISERS are notified that owing to our usual publishing day falling out on Good Friday next week, we will publish a day earlier, (Thursday evening) and advertisements must reach this office not later than noon on that day to insure insertion. *** THE V.R.C. have granted to the Mornington Racing Club, Tuesday

12th May, 1914, for their second meeting to be run on the “Drywood” estate racecourse. *** A PRACTICE match between members of the Frankston football club will take place at the park this afternoon. *** THE Frankston choral and orchestral society will resume practice on Monday evening next, in the Mechanics’ Institute. *** THE Flinders show eventuated under most favorable weather conditions on Thursday of last week. There was a splendid attendance of the public, and the exhibits, especially in the livestock sections, were of a very high standard. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their usual monthly market at Somerville on Wednesday next, when they will offer cattle, horses, pigs, poultry, 80 ewes, 1 light lorry, spring tooth harrows, Rustic cart and harness, etc. *** THE members of the Choral Society will be delighted to resume duties after the summer vacation, and a number of new musical members have signified their intention of joining. *** GRUNDBERG’S band will supply the music at the ball to be held in the Mornington Mechanics’ Institute on Easter Monday night, 13th inst. This ball which takes place after the dramatic and vocal entertainment, is looked forward to as the most enjoyable function of the year. The proceeds are in aid of the Catholic

church debt, and Messrs J. Murphey and R. Stanley have been appointed joint hon. secs. ***

The members of the Choral Society will be delighted to resume duties after the summer vacation, and a number of new musical members have signified their intention of joining

THE programme of the Dromana sports club annual meeting on Eight Hours Day, April 27th, appears in another column. An attractive programme has been drawn up, and a successful day’s sport is anticipated. Mr J. C. Griffiths Junr. is the general hon. secretary. Tenders for the right of Publican’s booth and refreshment stall close with the secretary on 15th April. ***

READERS are requested to refer to our advertising columns, wherein it will be noted that the Frankston Motor Garage Pty. Ltd. is now open for business, and solicits local patronage. Two Ford cars well fitted and in a few weeks a Sunbeam car of the latest design will be at the command of patrons. The three drivers employed by the company, are mechanics as well as expert motorists. The fare table has been made so as to be with in reach of all. A speciality will be we understand, pleasure runs for 3 parties of four. *** MR Percy Thornell met with a slight accident on Wednesday last through the horse he was riding falling with him. Somehow or other one of the rider’s legs got under the horse, and as a consequence, is somewhat bruised. *** MR Maurice Griffith, nephew of Dr Griffith, said farewell to his many friends at the Church of England on Sunday night last. He has received an appointment of Curate to a suburban church. *** MRS T. Thornell is now building a villa on Eramosa road, just opposite the Methodist church. *** THE post office has changed hands. Mr Geo Philbuck, who has been post master since the postal matters came under the control of the Federal Government has given up the billet. Miss Thompson who has been with Mr Philbuck as assistant, has succeeded to the position. ***

THE Frankston Methodist circuit held their quarterly meeting in the Somerville Methodist church on Wednesday last. There was a representative gathering. The usual routine work was accomplished, and the spiritual side of the church’s life was discussed. Financially, the quarter ended with a substantial credit balance. Tea was served by the ladies of the Somerville church. *** SEAFORD possesses a fine stretch of beach country, three miles long, bordered with thick ti-tree growth. There is a strong local feeling that this area should be made a national park, in order that the country there shall not be devastated by bush fires, Frankston shire council and the Seaford Progress Association with the Government to grant £500 to assist in tempting the public to the beach. A deputation from those bodies made such a request on Wednesday to Mr H. S. Lawson, Minister of Lands. The minister, after promising to give sympathetic consideration to the matter, although no money was at present available, made the question of the control of the whole of the foreshore was thus opened up. There was more or less fitful control at the present time, but he would like to see a committee or some organised body in charge, with representatives on it from the particular councils concerned, receiving a definite fixed contribution from the Government and some assured contributions from the respective areas affected. That question he would place before Cabinet at the earliest opportunity.

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Crimea river: Putin on the Ritz By Stuart McCullough WE’VE all done it. For me, it was about eight years ago when I decided to gift a copy of the Coen Brothers’ film, The Hudsucker Proxy to my father. Like any gift, it was unconditional and the DVD has sat in his collection ever since. But time changes things. You see, The Hudsucker Proxy is no longer available for purchase in this country. It used to be but not anymore. The Coen Brothers are hardly obscure filmmakers and it defies logic that one of their movies should be so hard to come by. So, despite the fact that I gave it away freely, I now want it back. If anyone knows how I feel, it’s Russia. In 1954, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita “Knuckles” Khrushchev, gifted the Crimea region to Ukraine. It was, apparently, a lastminute thing. Khrushchev had originally toyed with getting Ukraine a tonne of JB Hi-Fi vouchers but, at the last minute, decided to hand over the Crimean peninsula instead. Ever since, Crimea had been part of Ukraine. Until now. Ordinarily, when things become tense, I’d simply suggest that people stay calm and tell the key protagonist to keep his shirt on. This is not possible when the protagonist in question is Russian president and all-round amateur He-Man, Vladimir Putin. Without doubt, one of Putin’s greatest problems is his absolute inability to keep his shirt on. It’s as though he’s allergic to fabric from the belt-line up. Vlad’s one of those guys who’s yet to learn that the term “flexing your

muscle” is not to be taken literally. So how did it come to this? When considering the current shemozzle, you’ve got to start with Viktor “Weird Al” Yanukovych. He was the president of Ukraine until February when the Ukrainian parliament voted against him and he fled

the country. He’s also one of the few political leaders to have a Wikipedia page with the ignominious heading, “Alleged Higher Education”. When he fled, he left behind a mansion and estate claimed to be worth seventy million US dollars. The Finnish company that built it

was so impressed they suggested it should be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. His personal wealth is estimated to be something around the $12 billion mark, which is an astounding achievement if, like Viktor, your salary has never exceeded two grand a month. With Yanukovych gone and elections scheduled for May, Vladimir Putin responded to the unfettered act of aggression of existing by sending in the troops. Then, in a move that streamlined democracy, a vote was conducted. The referendum posed two questions: the first was whether the voter wished Crimea to become part of Russia; the second was whether the voter wanted to restore Crimea’s 1992 constitution that proclaimed self-government. In effect, the only available answers were either “yes” or “perhaps”. Maintaining the status quo was not one of the options. It’s fair to say this debacle has caused chaos. Sanctions that include preventing the third season of Game of Thrones from being released in Russia have been considered. That Mr Putin considers it a documentary rather than a work of fiction is beside the point. The singer Sting, who once told us he hoped the “Russians love their children too”, has been parachuted into Moscow to either seek urgent diplomatic talks or, alternatively, challenge the President to a topless arm-wrestle. For his part, Putin, who in terms of sheer showmanship is probably the James Brown of Eastern European politics, gave an impassioned speech that was interrupted

by thunderous applause on thirty occasions. No doubt, he dropped to his knees before a cape was lowered across his shoulders that he then threw off before returning to the microphone. He claimed that the vote to Russia was done in accordance with all democratic procedures. I doubt it. For starters, I am yet to see any evidence of a sausage sizzle conducted at the polling sites. Despite the lack of snags, we can all learn something from Russia. That outdoor table setting you gave as a wedding present to the couple you no longer speak to? It’s yours for the taking. The box set of The Sopranos you gifted to the guy your sister used to date but broke up two years ago? Morally, it belongs to you. And as for that copy of The Hudsucker Proxy I gave my father… When he arrived home, my father was surprised to find me in his kitchen. Hours earlier, I had seamlessly taken possession of the front half of the house. In his absence I had conducted a vote using all known democratic principles and, being the only person present at the time, the vote was overwhelmingly in my favour. But as I stood to leave, there was a knock on the door and, upon opening it, I was surprised to find Sting – his parachute draped across the front yard, asking to speak to me urgently. I took it as a sign. Some battles are worth fighting but if it requires a discussion with Sting, it’s probably better to cut your losses. I realize this sounds improbable. All I can do is swear that I’m not Putin you on. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Performance FAT Tony & Co (Uncut) is the story of Tony Mokbel; how he grew entangled with the country’s most notorious underworld figures, how he built his massive fortune, and how he became a fugitive on a yacht bound for Greece, desperate to escape mounting criminal law battles. Already a key player on the Australian drug scene in his own right, Fat Tony became more deeply embroiled in the underworld as he joined forces with up-and-coming drug dealer Carl Williams. He struck an uneasy truce with the Carlton Crew, the territorial and dangerous royalty of the Melbourne underworld, even doing business from time to time with the Moran family. With his three brothers and Carl Williams, Tony expands his drug empire into a multi-million dollar industry. Featuring over 25 minutes of exclusive bonus content, including deleted scenes and the full unedited episodes which were too hot for television, Fat Tony & Co is available to own on April 16 - uncensored & uncut in Ultraviolet Blue-ray and Ultraviolet DVD. www.roadshow.com.au *** Stronger is Aleyce Simmonds’ brand new radio single, lifted from her Golden Guitar nominated album, Believe! Upbeat, powerful and lyrically defiant, Stronger has emerged as an audience favourite since the album’s release. It features a stunning vocal performance as well as Simmonds’ all-star band in full flight, highlighting the singer-songwriter’s unique ability to deliver rock-infused country. www.aleyce.com *** Let’s Get It On opens on 13 May at The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne and celebrates the life and music of the multi-talented musician, singer

and songwriter Marvin Gaye, whose records sold in the millions and who continues to influence a legion of artists the world over. 1 April this year marks the 30th anniversary of the tragic death of Marvin Gaye and this two-hour narrative concert explores Marvin’s humble beginnings, his troubled relationship with his father, the women in his life, his search for meaning and the music that defined a generation. Starring Helpmann Award winning actor and singer Burt LaBonte and introducing singer, songwriter, pianist, Jude Perl, Let’s Get It On will be backed by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians and is presented by The Producers of The Man in Black – The Johnny Cash Story and At Last – The Etta James Story. Let’s Get It On features some of Marvin’s most beloved songs including I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, his stunning spiritual masterwork What’s Going On, the Grammy Award win-

ning Sexual Healing and many more of his classic hits. Marvin Gaye is acknowledged as ‘The Prince of Motown - The Prince of Soul’ with the magnitude of his influence on R&B and soul music recognised when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Let’s Get It On showing at The Athenaeum Theatre, May 13-25. Tickets 132 849 or www.tickettek.com.au www.letsgetiton.com.au

Daniel Andrews is a tryer but lacks the ability to inspire whereas Denis Napthine is embarrassing as premier, albeit well intentioned. Treasurer Michael O’Brien’s push for higher taxes on poker machines giving nonsense reasons (funding schools, hospitals, public transport and roads) is insulting. Then there’s the OLV (Office of Living Victoria?), the water gold mine, and electricity, producing many crooks; political, union and business. It’s a mystery. We await their false promises. *** I WAS looking at my tummy getting bigger – unstoppable - when I remembered. Eons ago my mates and I went to the St Kilda sea baths, for men only, mostly nude men, all shapes and sizes. Our particular fascination was with the older men with elephantine tummies. We wondered how long ago they had set eyes on their miniature tiddles, even allowing for mirrors and how they felt about it? I’m not quite to that stage yet but after all those years the answer has dawned. Size is unimportant. *** ROSS Gittins, senior columnist for The Age newspaper writes on compulsory superannuation exposing us to the predatory financial services industry and likewise union involvement. About a year too late Ross, but nice to know you read my column… ***

ON the flight home from lovable Sydney recently I had a delightful young lady sitting next to me. Svetlana, a program manager at the Georges River Combined Council Committee. On such a short flight, tradition has it that you say nothing and assume the attitude of the other passengers: look important, almost disdainful, and certainly never start a conversation with anyone, let alone a charming young female. Lucky me, for Svetlana spoke first, making the 75-minute journey go in a flash. Unsure as to her passion for the Georges River, but no matter. So rare, so nice. *** TONY has promised to leave penalty rates alone during his first term of government. Remember this before the next federal election. In the meantime, I suggest he cut out rorts for high income earners, including access to family tax benefits, tax breaks on superannuation, negative gearing and the use of trusts to avoid tax. Maybe increase the mining tax? I’m dreaming. *** NOTED a US study on the personality (disorders?) of coffee drinkers. Cappuccino drinkers: obsessive and controlling. Latte types: go out of their way to please others, somewhat neurotic. Instant: too laid back, procrastinators. Black: no-nonsense, straightforward, intelligent, moody. We never seem to tire of rubbish. I drink black coffee,

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RECORD Store Day Australia, celebrating the local music outlet, returns for the sixth year on Saturday 19 April (Easter Saturday) across Australia. This is an important day for the music industry as it reiterates the importance of the traditional music outlet as one of the major avenues for the public to discover the many genres of music releases each year. The public still love to browse and buy a physical product as seen by the rise in vinyl purchases over the past 12 months. Record Store Day last year saw one of the largest national sales figures for the physical product since the special day began in Australia six years ago with store reporting that it was better than Christmas and their biggest Saturday since the store began 25 years before. In store appearances, signings, special promotions, special releases were overwhelming endorsed by the music loving fans. Record Store Day Australia is run by The Australian Music Retailers Association (AMRA) and has the unqualified support of record companies and Australian music icons who know the importance of supporting all specialist music stores. www.recordstoreday.com.au

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mitments from Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. After making the science fiction film THX 1138 in 1971 and the rites of passage movie American Graffiti in 1973, writer/director George Lucas spent four years developing and working on this galactic fantasy inspired by the Flash Gordon cartoon strip. Stars Wars (1977) cost $8 million and was made in the UK with little-known Americans in the leading roles, supported by British actors. Cast included Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guiness and David Prowse. Two sequels (The Empire Strikes Back 1980, Return of the Jedi 1983) and three prequels (The Phantom Menace 1999, Attack of the Clones 2002, Revenge of the Sith 2005) have generated billions of dollars’ worth of merchandising sales. ***

*** DISNEY and Lucas Film announced today that principal photography is set to begin Star Wars: Episode VII in May, just in time to get the hugely anticipated next instalment in the storied franchise ready for its 18 December 2015 release date. The filmmakers also revealed that the new movie, the first of three planned sequels, will pick up 30 years after Return of the Jedi (aka Episode VI) left off. And now that Episode VII production has a start date all it needs are some stars. So far it has one person in talks, Adam Driver, and reported com-

A Grain of Salt MALCOLM Fraser famously said: “Life wasn’t meant to be easy”. As the results came through on the elections in South Australia and Tasmania on the back of a Collingwood (Nathan) disaster and another cigarette price increase and the water (con) bill, I’m in mourning. The Herald Sun is a cat with two bowls of cream. Worse still, I reached the age of 78 last Saturday. Woe is me. *** MATTHEW McConaughey thanked God at the Academy Awards. Ditto others saving whales, gay marriages, mums and dads. If God motivates Matty so be it, but could not help wondering why God helped someone so obviously not in need, as against millions dying of starvation or stuck in refugee camps overseas. Did Queen Cate’s speech meet with our approval? No mention of God. In Sin City (Sydney) they call her “Our Cate”? One also wonders if our chief adviser on matters of living within our means (Gina Rinehart) is also thanking God. No sarcasm intended, merely pondering. *** WITH the current concentration on Tony and Joe, let us not forget Victoria. With an election looming it’s surely time to have a closer look at the phantoms managing our state in our name.

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whereas I suspect Andrew Bolt would be a 6-a-day cappuccino man. *** YOU’VE lost your glasses, looked everywhere, cannot find; items so important you have two of them. Do not waste your time searching, get the second pair. You either find them without thinking or suddenly you will remember where you put them, or they will appear on your bed or your kitchen bench, unobtrusive, hiding. I lost my favourite cap; checked all my visits; nothing forthcoming. Weeks later I put my second favourite cap on top of the printer; accidentally knocked and it fell down the side. I retrieved it, thought about it, wondered? Bingo! Save your memory buds and worry for the big things, big visuals, like walking into the kitchen and wondering why; spotting the coffee jar and more. Bingo! Make your coffee. Also, have a read of the obituaries in The Age newspaper, particularly those born before 1930. Feel better now? *** THE whole world plays the fool; we have a new theatre, a new scene, a new Comedy of Errors, a new company of actors. We change language, habits, laws, customs, manners, but not vices, not the symptoms of folly and madness, they remain the same and the play never finishes. *** I’M rarely hungry. I occasionally enjoy lunch (when I remember to make

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lunch), but this puts the kybosh on tea, sometimes referred to as dinner. I do all the recommended: vegetables, green tea, fruits, meat and fish but I’m warning those “advisers” now, if I find out it was all nonsense when I arrive up there I’m coming back to haunt you. Why up, rather than down? We’ve all done dreadful things. Put a ban on my type and heaven would be deserted. Just God, Andrew Bolt, Julie Bishop, Tony and Matthew McConaughey. *** I HEAR it on the wireless: “Riverview - a gated community nestled on the Maribyrnong River”. An exciting prospect. Ratio: females to men? Can’t wait...If you honestly believe you need a financial adviser then I suggest you don’t need one...Is your child well rounded, resilient and self-aware? Lucky you, took me till I was 50...The AFL and price ticketing structure “will always put the fans first” translated “the more they get the more they want”...Oh damn, I missed Moomba. Again...hooroo...www.ello8.com cliffie9@bigpond.com


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Doggies hang on in thriller PROVINCIAL By IT Gully MORNINGTON held on to win a thrilling MPCA Provincial grand final on Saturday against Sorrento. After an enthralling first two days last weekend, it was only fitting this premiership contest went down to the very last over. There is always a hero in a premiership win and for Mornington it was opener Anthony Gapes, who faced 133 overs (70 in the first innings and 63 in the second) without giving away his wicket. The way the match was played, it was never about the runs Gapes made

in the match, it was always about the steely determination and mental toughness he had to display to get his side across the line. With wickets falling around him in the first innings, all he had to do was stay out there and ensure that his side scored just one more run than the opposition. The Dogs made 133, chasing 131. Luke Harper was also significant in the first innings with 21 runs batting at number 10. At the end of play last Sunday, Doggies opening quick Michael Heib had snared seven wickets and the Sharks were in massive trouble at stumps at 9/100-odd. However, Ryan O’Connor and A J

King put on more than 50 for the last wicket on Saturday, giving Sorrento a chance to win the match. Mornington was set 158 runs to win or needed to survive the last 63 overs of the match. The game was always going down to the wire. Mornington looked gone early as the Sorrento opening bowlers got their side away to a flyer. The Dogs lost Rob Hearn, Ben Clements and Matt Foon early and were 3/30 at one stage. The momentum was certainly with the Sharks. However, Gapes was still at the crease and was solid against every

bowler. He had plenty of handy bats to come in and support him all the way down the order and they all played their roles. With six overs remaining in the day, Sorrento needed three wickets. Mornington was too far away from the 156-run total, so it was survival to the end. They held on, crowned the best team in the MPCA. For Sorrento, it was another grim day ;yet another grand final loss. It was compounded by the fact that many believe the era at Sorrento has gone. Ryan and Liam O’Connor are rumoured to be going to Ballam Park

next season, while A J and Chris King are linked to another Provincial Division club used to winning flags. Anthony Blackwell, many believe, has played his last game of top level cricket and they say there’s no certainty surrounding the future of Leigh Poholke or Nick Jewell at Sorrento. For Mornington, things look bright. Despite Clements’ unbelievable season, there doesn’t seem to be any plans for him to go back to Frankston Peninsula. The Dogs have a wonderful blend of youth and experience and one senses they will enjoy a little dynasty if they stick together.

Prosser guides Pines to premiership DISTRICT By IT Gully PINES assistant coach Jake Prosser guided his side to victory against Delacombe Park in the District grand final on Saturday at Alexandra Park. Prosser’s match-winning 71 runs was made with grit, maturity, determination, patience and class, and rightfully he was the player who hit the winning runs. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed by his coach Ricky Ramsdale, who paid tribute to his right-hand man. “He had some demons about Delacombe [two ducks] coming into bat today but he was sensational and showed great maturity,” Ramsdale said. Ramsdale was also pleased his strike bowler Brett Remy will play on next season. “Hopefully ‘Rem’ you will give us one more year.” Remy is a competitive beast and is sure to help his side in the top grade, albeit for one season perhaps. Pines won the premiership two seasons ago in Sub-district and now will play in Provincial next season after Saturday’s feat. It was a superb effort by the Piners, who had seven players under the age of 22 in their line-up. Set 156 for victory off the final 63 overs of the match, Prosser strode to the crease with his side in big trouble, two wickets down. Delacombe Park was on top early with Brett Chard removing both openers before Prosser and Jeremy Weare came together at the crease. The two steadied the ship before Weare was given out caught behind in the last over before tea. The momentum of the match shifted often throughout Pines’ innings, however, one sensed that they had the depth of batting to be able to see out the 63 overs. While players fell around him, Prosser continued to look as solid as a rock, dead-batting the good balls and looking to score off anything loose down leg side or short. Prosser’s innings was chanceless until the end, when he hooked a bouncer to a fielder on the fence, only to have it sail over his head for four. At the 25 to 40 over mark, it appeared Pines was just going to bat

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out the overs. However, when Parkers’ spinners Varun Singh and Nick Christides came on, they went for 23 runs in three overs and the 156-run target looked achievable. Prosser could see the finish line and with the more than handy Nick Wilcox and Pat Jackson batting with him, decided to go for the outright

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win. Delacombe seemed to lack any spark in the field other than Chard (4/17) playing up to the crowd and getting under the skin of the batsmen. Simon Dignan bowled well and was rewarded with a couple of wickets. The lack of use of Shane Deal, who bowled Prosser out three times in previous meetings this year, was odd

and he was only used for six overs. He finished with 0/8. His underuse was mind-blowing. Earlier in the match, Pines opening bowler Brett Remy finished with eight wickets for the match, snaring five in the first innings to really set up the win. He took three in the second innings. Coach Ricky Ramsdale also picked

up eight wickets in the match, three in the first innings and five in the second. With an ageing list, the Parkers may not get another opportunity as good as this one to grab a premiership. Pines, however, has plenty to look forward to in the top grade next season.


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Hillmen Rumour Jewell is snag a flag heading to Rosebud SUB-DISTRICT

By IT Gully YEARS of heartache were all forgotten for Red Hill on Saturday when they were presented with the MPCA Sub-district premiership. After losing the past two grand finals, Red Hill appeared to be in its best-ever position to win the premiership, heading into day three. Rheede Hopgood had made 64, Ken Sullivan 51 and Simon Dart had hit his third century in as many matches to help Red Hill to a total of 277 last weekend. More importantly, the Hillmen batted their entire 110 overs. Having to face the last 41 overs on the second day, the Buds looked gone at stumps. Greg McCann (15), Mathew Maher (7), Danny Heylbut (0) and Darren Kerr (0) were all back in the sheds. The only light at the end of the tunnel was the fact there was some experience to come and Brad Glenn (32) was unbeaten overnight. The Hillmen were obviously a bowler down with Glenn Collett not playing, although Lincoln Toy, Ross Corfield and Jamie McCall headlined a more than reasonable attack. At the end of the first weekend, Toy and Corfield had a couple of wickets each and the Buds were reeling at 5/101. However, rather than roll over and go down without a whimper, Rosebud had a crack on the third day. Although the Buds never looked like tracking down the 278 for victory, they were able to bat for 100 overs and make the Hillmen earn their victory. The Buds were eventually bowled out for 221, a sensational performance given their poor start.

SPORTS TALK THERE were plenty of rumours doing the rounds across the three MPCA grand finals on Saturday. Sorrento was the club that appeared to be the biggest talking point. The rumours went like this. Ryan and Liam O’Connor to join Ballam Park in Sub-district ranks next season. Anthony Blackwell retired. Leigh Poholke weighing up his options and unlikely to stay. A J King and brother Chris King considering a deal with another Provincial club that is no stranger to success. The big talk, though, surrounded Nick Jewell, who was said to be considering a deal with Rosebud. Hard to see the former star Victorian playing Sub-district cricket. There is a nice fairytale of him playing cricket and coaching football at the same club. There is also talk that Long Island’s Andrew Tweddle and Justin Brideman are heading back to Ballam Park also. As former juniors with Karingal, they would net zero points. There was another one that had Red Hill opening bowler Lincoln Toy heading to Tootgarook next season. Apparently he told the club immediately after the premiership win. Boneo’s Leigh Lowry has apparently accepted a role at Somerville. Langwarrin is close to snaring a left-arm

quick from the Cardinia competition while Dwayne Doig knocked back big offers to stay a Kanga for the next two seasons. *** IN footy news, we’re just two weeks away from round one and practice matches are in full swing. With cricket season now officially finished, sides will be just about loading up their lists in the final practice matches this weekend. Pines’ Brendan Neville, who has been a significant player for the red and green, has applied to play in the Ellinbank league. Karingal has lost another couple in Jim Martinson to the Southern Football League and Rhys Bartlett-Quinn to Somerville while Dylan Emmons has left Mt Eliza to play in the VAFA. In good news for Tyabb, there has been a number of clearances come in for the Yabbies. No notable names but good players all the same. Red Hill has lost Joe Krieger to the Southern Football League, a big blow for the Hillmen, who lack height this season. Rosebud has finally put a clearance in for Sorrento’s Daniel Hickey. Hickey crossed to the Buds prior to Christmas. The other interesting one is Jae Williams returning to Dromana from Rosebud. Williams caused some issues when he left Dromana last season. However, he has decided to head back to his family’s club.

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