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Cladding concerns for building Continued from Page 1 “We realise this news will disappoint and frustrate many in our community however it is imperative that we ensure all sections of the building are compliant before we can issue any form of occupancy permit to a potential hospitality business.” Cr O’Reilly said that Yacht Club members could still use the site. “Areas currently occupied by the Frankston Yacht Club have been deemed suitable for occupation, with

an existing occupancy permit in place, so members are able to continue to utilise the site,” he said. “Yacht Club representatives are aware of the possible cladding concerns and have implemented a number of minor precautionary measures. Council is committed to seeing the Yacht Club building reach its full potential, and will keep the community informed of developments as they occur.” The building was officially opened

in July 2016 with the Yacht Club its sole tenant. The building was hailed as “a stunning addition to the waterfront precinct” when opened and a cafe and restaurant spruiked as “the jewel in the crown” (“More cash splashed on Yacht Club”, The Times, 23/10/17). In November 2016, councillors sanctioned the spending of around $100,000 a year to stop the wooden exterior of the building from turning “grey with age” when weather beaten on the foreshore.

Out of site: Negotiations to lease out space in the troubled Yacht Club building have “halted”. Picture: Yanni


MP defends Art exhibition mandatory celebrates pride reporting FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke revealed his father’s story of survival in an emotional defence of mandatory reporting legislation which would force priests to report confessions of sexual abuse. Mr Edbrooke took to the floor of parliament on 28 August to share the story of his father, Nick, who was sexually abused by a clergyman as a child. “It’s the late 1960s, you’ve just arrived here in Melbourne for a fresh start, and at 15 you’ve already had your innocence torn away,” Mr Edbrooke said. “My dad is a survivor and he said I could share this letter if it assists parliament to realise apologies are worth nothing unless we follow them up with action.” Mr Edbrooke read an apology letter sent to his father last month, which detailed the abuse that he suffered and his subsequent suicide attempts. Mr Edbrooke also labelled Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli as “detached from all logic and reality” in his address to parliament. Archbishop Comensoli came under fire last month during a discussion on ABC Radio about mandatory reporting legislation. Archbishop Comensoli said that he would be prepared to go to jail in order to “keep the seal” of confession. He also defended convicted child sex offender George Pell in the wake of his failed appeal. Mr Edbrooke called Archbishop Comensoli’s comments an “insult to our community and our survivors”.

Mornington Peninsula Shire and Headspace Frankston will show the work of LGBTIQA+ people and their allies at next month’s Proud on the Peninsula Art Exhibition . The exhibition theme LGBTIQA+ Lives in the Frame celebrates the lives of LGBTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual and other terms) people across the peninsula and Frankston. Mornington mayor Cr David Gill said the council was proud to promote equality across the peninsula. “We’re committed to supporting a healthy and vibrant community that celebrates and values diversity,” he said. Applications are being sought from artists wanting to be part of the Proud on the Peninsula exhibition, launching at Oak Hill Art Gallery, 11.30am-1.30pm, Sunday 6 October and running until Thursday 31 October. Entries are free and open to all LGBTIQA+ people and their allies with a limit of two entries a person. Mediums accepted include painting, drawing, digital print, photography and sculpture. Artwork size limits and appropriate imagery are included in the full terms and conditions. Application forms and artwork must be submitted by Thursday 26 September. Winners will receive their choice of a voucher towards photography or art supplies: 12 and under – $300 voucher; 13-17 years – $300 voucher and Open all ages – $300 voucher. Oak Hill Gallery is at 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. Details:

Picnic this weekend THE mayor’s annual family picnic will be this weekend, 8 September. Banyan Reserve, Carrum Downs will play host to the day. Cricket, face painting, drumming workshops painting workshops, and market stalls will be there to enjoy. The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “it’s always such a fantastic day for the whole family and there’s such a warm community feel at the event. “This year we are excited to launch the Community Cup which involves getting a passport stamped at each activity you participate in, giving you a chance to win some great prizes and at the same time raise money for the

many amazing community groups we have here in Frankston City,” he said. “The picnic along with the day’s entertainment and now the Community Cup makes the Mayor’s Family Picnic a very special event for the whole community. The stage will host talented local performers such as musicians Oscar Proy and Bridget Allan plus Rosebud singer and entertainer Spud Thompson.” The event runs from 11am-2am. Picnic pals Mayor Michael O’Reilly

enjoys a picnic with Charli, Hamish, Zac, and Lachy. Picture: Supplied

Call for 'tap on the shoulder' for Takata SPONSORED CONTENT AR makers are calling on every Australian to tap someone they know on the shoulder - family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues - and urge them to check if their vehicles are affected by the Takata airbag recall. The faulty airbags have the potential to kill vehicle drivers and passengers. There have been 26 reported deaths and more than 300 reported injuries globally attributed to the airbags. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive Tony Weber said the status of more than 7.8 million vehicles have been checked on the industry's airbag recall website This had helped identify more than 1.2


million vehicles that were affected by the recall. But there are still more than 530,000 vehicles to be rectified.

your vehicle's registration plate number and state or territory. You can also check by texting TAKATA to 0487AIRBAG (247 224)."



"We are pleading with owners to check the status of their vehicles. It's time everyone joined this campaign by urging family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues to check if their vehicles are affected," Mr Weber said. "A quick tap on the shoulder could be the personal reminder that saves a life or prevents a serious injury. "This personal approach is particularly important for the elderly and people with limited English language skills." "We offer a simple and free checking process - visit and enter

It is important that people buying used vehicles privately check the recall status of a vehicle. "The ACCC has placed requirements on licensed dealers to ensure vehicles are identified and rectified prior to sale. However, these requirements do not apply to private sales of vehicles," he said. "Our advice is clear. If you are looking to privately purchase a used vehicle, please check the vehicle's recall status on the industry website." ■ This is sponsored content for Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

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