Leigh News February 2023 Edition

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Leigh News

An Inverleigh Progress Association Publication ISSN 0313-8453



Volume 50 Number 1

Australia Day Breakfast 2024 - a great success! Check out the story on Page 9

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The Inverleigh Progress Association What is the IPA? A organisation that is made up of local residents that want to contribute to making Inverleigh a great place to live.

What does the IPA actually do? publishes the Leigh News monthly & local phone directory undertakes community projects ie Town Stone Entrances developed the 2023 Inverleigh Community Plan advocate for Inverleigh with government organisations meets with Council every quarter to discuss local issues maintains specific community assets ie Water Standpipe & Clock Tower

Who is on the current IPA committee? President - Hilary Hamiliton Vice President - Deb Morrison Secretary - vacant Treasurer - Luanne Thornton Leigh News editor - Peter Trevaskis

Who should be a member of the IPA? Any local residents that want to see the Inverleigh community continue to thrive into the future!

How much does it cost to join? Annual membership is only $10

Become a member of the IPA today and support your local community!

Find us here Website: https://www.inverleigh.org.au/ipa Email: inverleighpa@yahoo.com.au


Bannockburn Surgery first opened its doors in 1983 – a humble beginning in small rooms located between the original Pharmacy and Supermarket. The practice soon moved to 19 High Street in 1986 with two consulting rooms, a small treatment room and tiny tearoom for its team members. In 2000, the current building (16 High Street) was opened, – a purpose-built practice complete with five consulting rooms, a sixth room having been added in 2010. One of the Principal GPs, Dr Cameron Profitt commenced in 1991. With Dr John Henderson joining the practice in 2006 and Dr Ben Fry following suit in 2012. The practice has since grown from strength to strength and has a wonderfully dedicated team of Doctors, Nurses, Reception staff and Practice Manager. They also have access to high-quality Allied Health Practitioners with plans for more services to come. Bannockburn Surgery has been fortunate to have additional GP Registrars join our team expanding our provision of service even further. This means they are lucky to be in the position to have capacity to offer more appointments including on the day appointments. The surgery has big plans for a new development next door to the current practice which is currently awaiting the approval of council. They are incredibly excited for the future of not only Bannockburn Surgery but also

Bannockburn Surgery is a fully accredited medical practice that provides comprehensive GP services and have been practising within the community for 40 years. Bannockburn Surgery is the largest practice within the shire. We are an accredited teaching practice – training medical students, nursing students and future GPs.

Dr Cameron Profitt Dr John Henderson Dr Benjamin Fry Dr Rupali Jain Dr Veronica Donahoe Dr Edward Carson Dr Rebecca Tidd Dr Bushra Akhund Dr Abhirami Selvakumar

continuing to support the growing community of Bannockburn and its surrounds. Bannockburn Surgery doctors will bulk-bill patients with healthcare cards and pension cards, as well as those under 16 years old. Appointments are available and our doctors are welcoming new patients. Book online via the website or contact (03) 5281 1481. We also offer the following services:

Diabetes Education Podiatry Dietitian Q Fever (Testing & Vaccines) Yellow Fever (Vaccine)

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME 16 High Street, Bannockburn VIC 3331 Tel: (03) 5281 1481 www.bannockburnsurgery.com.au Online bookings available

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Message from Federal Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker MP.

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you’ve had the chance to celebrate with friends and loved ones. There’s no doubt that 2024 will offer exciting opportunities for Inverleigh and communities across our region. I look forward to working closely with your community to ensure those who are doing it tough can access cost-of-living relief through our government’s cheaper childcare subsidy, rent assistance, and many other initiatives. Throughout the year, we will be delivering an additional 300,000 fee-free TAFE places whilst also addressing housing affordability and rolling out the National Reconstruction Fund so we can manufacture more things in Australia. And locally, we’ve delivered on our promise to bring faster fibre-to-the-premises NBN to Bannockburn whilst Inverleigh Primary School’s $170,000 undercover basketball court is almost finished – I can’t wait to join with the school to celebrate this much-needed upgrade.

I know that basketball is a popular sport with the kids of Inverleigh, which has produced some great young basketballers over recent years and an undercover court will help to ensure the next generation of local players can train on a quality court that gives them the best chance to enjoy and excel at the sport. As your federal government representative, I’m always here to help, and I’d encourage you to contact my office if you need support with any of these programs, Centrelink, the NDIS, Australia Post, or any other federal government issues. Libby Coker.


I am here to help. My Office can assist you with information about Federal Government services, including:

Centrelink National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Medicare Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Immigration, citizenship and customs Passports Pensions, and My Aged Care Child support Veterans' Affairs

Email Libby.Coker.MP@aph.gov.au Phone 03 5261 7683 Web libbycoker.com.au


Authorised by Libby Coker, Australian Labor Party, 26/500-540 Torquay Road, Armstrong Creek VIC 3217


Leigh News 7 WHAT'S ON? 10th February 25th February 29th March 25th May

Inverleigh Food Swap @ Sonny Cafe. Shelford Duck Race P5 Inverleigh and District Good Friday Appeal P14 Inverleigh Book Bazaar P13


Inverleigh Public Hall

on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @7 :30pm

Inverleigh Progress Association Inc.

(Except January)


President: Hilary Hamilton Treasurer: Luanne Thornton Leigh News Editor: Peter Trevaskis

meet in the Inverleigh Public Hall

0n the 4th Wednesday of each Month @ 2pm

(Except December & January) VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

The Progress Association has been actively working towards improving the amenity of Inverleigh for over 40 years. Of course all such organisations need volunteers and the Association is no exception. Without them nothing happens. If you have some ideas for the town you would like to achieve, you are welcome to join us and help achieve them. Some of the projects completed by the Progress Association include: Public Toilets Progress Association members worked for many years with Council to have a new block built. They are used more than any other toilets in the Shire. The Clock a new clock was recently installed on the clock tower in our main street. Town Entrance Signs. IPA worked for many years to procure the 2 Entrance Signs (Hamilton Highway East and West) welcoming travellers to our town.

The Inverleigh Historical Society was formed in 2004. It operates under the auspices of the Inverleigh Mechanics Institute and Public Hall Committee. Our Aims are to collect and preserve items of local historic interest and to promote research and interest in local history. We welcome all donations to our collection or the opportunity to copy material. We are most grateful to the many people who have kept the Historical Society in mind as they sorted through their own collections. We undertake many interesting projects and have enjoyable meetings, which you are welcome to attend.

Convenor - Bronwyn Price, Secretary - Christine Windle, 0403 267 286, inverleighhistsoc@gmail.com

A Happy New Year to you all, I trust you are all well. The first month of 2024 is just about over and Hot Cross Buns are in the shops. As you can see from the front cover, a very successful Australia Day Breakfast Event yesterday, and a very successful fund raiser for the Inverleigh Hall Committee. Thanks to the Beyond the Valley Festival organisers for donating the excess camp equipment left behind. It's a win/win for them as well as the Inverleigh Hall Committee. Another service offered to the residents of Inverleigh & District is the Leigh River Water Pumps and Standpipes. There are located at the Leigh River in Lawsons Park. It is time for our book-keeper to send out invoices again. If you are a current user and have a key to the pump shed, an email will arrive in your inbox with an invoice for this years fee ($44). This is to cover maintenance of the pumps and keeping them in good order for your use. If you are a new resident to Inverleigh, follow the directions on page 42 of this edition and make use of water for stock or garden use.

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Australia Day Breakfast 2024 - a great success!

A larger than ever crowd enjoyed the Australia Day event put on by the Inverleigh Public Hall Committee, the Inverleigh Progress Association and the Inverleigh Historical Society, with help from the Inverleigh CWA and the Inverleigh Playgroup. As well as eating the magnificent breakfast and morning tea, people could enjoy looking at the Historical Society's "Australiana tea towel display", play with the outdoor items lent by the Inverleigh Playgroup, look around the Inverleigh Public Hall, and catch up with or meet other locals. A sale of camping gear abandoned at the Beyond the Valley music festival was held as well to raise funds for the Public Hall - thanks to everyone who helped with this as it was most successful and prevented a lot of good camping gear going to landfill. Christine Windle.


From the Mayor’s Desk february 2024 As we step into another promising year, I’m thrilled to share some of the exciting initiatives and programs we’re undertaking as we pave the way into 2024.

I would like to congratulate the winners of the Golden Plains Shire Council Community Awards 2023. The achievements of this year’s nominees and winners were truly impressive. Among the many volunteers in the Shire, we had another fantastic set of individuals and organisations nominated. Each year, the Community Awards are a great way to showcase and celebrate those who enrich their local communities with their dedication and commitment. For the full list of this year’s winners, visit goldenplains.vic.gov.au/news. In the spirit of community engagement, we’re launching a range of programs to amplify local voices. Our Community Refresh 2040 has commenced, and we’re inviting the community to share their thoughts


and make a difference. Head to goldenplains.vic.gov.au/consultations to find out how to get involved in this important project. We’re also eager to provide the community the opportunity to find out about our engagement programs, events and initiatives by registering for our electronic e-Newsletters, including Engage, eGazette and Business News. Sign up now at our website to be part of the conversation and stay informed about what’s happening in Council. As we embark on this journey into 2024, let’s celebrate our achievements, embrace the challenges and build a future that we can all be proud of. Your involvement is crucial, and I invite you to join us in making this vision a reality. Cr Brett Cunningham Mayor

Free Preventative Breast Registrations close at 11pm on Sunday Cancer Screening 3 March The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared To celebrate International Women’s Day,and Council has two major climate drivers; El Nino a positive partnered with BreastScreen Victoria to host a free Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) that will impact our event at the Ballarat BreastScreen clinic for weather this season. It’s important tolocal not only women aged between 40 and 74 to have their regular prepare for yourself and family, but also learn mammogram screening. how you can support your community.

Women are invited to register for the event, which in Golden Shire entered Fire Dangerappointment Period (FDP) at additionPlains to a breast screen the mammogram 1am on Monday 20 November 2023, with fire restrictions in (performed by female radiologists), will include: force until the from Country Fire Authority announcesinto the • Transport Bannockburn and(CFA) Smythesdale end of the season. Ballarat. During the FDP, there are a number of restrictions that • Refreshments residents must adhere to and landowners are required to • A social wellness activity hosted by Council staff. maintain the levels of fine fuels on their properties. The event at Ballarat BreastScreen will be held on Tuesday 5 March from 10am to 12pm. Participants will be picked up 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn, VIC 3331 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale, VIC 3351

Landowners in Golden Plains are required to keep grass on and residential dropped off at The Heart, St, Bannockburn their properties cut so11 it isMilton no higher than 100mm and atthe The Well, 19 Heales Smythesdale. during Fire Danger Period.Street, On properties more than two hectares, grass mustof bemammogram kept below 100mm, up to a minimum Due to availability appointments, places ofare 20limited metres to from house and or outbuilding. 15 apeople registrations close at 11pm

on Sunday 3 March.its Fire Hazard Inspection Program on Council commenced Monday 13 November 2023. If you you Additional transport options are believe available tohave helpbeen issued withget a Fire Notice but have not received residents to Prevention pick up points. Please call 5220 7111 or email GPSHealthandWellbeing@gplains.vic.gov.au if you one, please contact Council at enquiries@gplains.vic.gov.au assistance. orrequire call 5220 7111.

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February 2024 Calendar

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“What’s in a name?” Thanks to William Shakespeare this question is relevant to the February calendar image. The term onomastics, meaning the study of the history and origin of personal names, dates back to 1904. Onomastics can be a very useful tool in genealogical research but it also can lead to some confusion. The February photo is titled “Billy Reeds House” as it has been known locally for decades, but it seems we have been incorrect. Bill Reeds House. Photo by Phillip Bassett. Reed, Reid and Read have a varand charming, but but hard to photograph ious times been documented in relation to and we thank Phillip Bassett for this clear this three generation farm house and its occuimage. pants. According to death certificates the corBilly Read died in 1977 and is rememrect surname is Read, so “Billy Read’s House”. bered as a quiet man living alone, but kind Our apologies. and continuing to deliver eggs to a former When Thomas Read and his wife Mary neighbour, and we all know the “kindness Lawrence (or Laurence), who came from Bedcurrency” of eggs and lemons. fordshire about 1853 we can date the house Speaking of eggs, in 1918 it was reportsoon after his arrival. His obituary states he ed in the Geelong Advertiser that the Inverwas a colonist for 70 years when he died in leigh branch of the P.W.M.U. packed and 1923 and the house passed to his son Wildespatched 55 dozen eggs on Monday to the liam Read and then to his grandson William Presbyterian Girls Home and Presbyterian Thomas Read, known as Billy. Sisterhood, Melbourne. These would have Located on Flemings Lane near the gone by train and been individually wrapped Warrambine Creek it is reminiscent of cotin newspaper. Egg drives by schoolchildren tages in England and Scotland. The five for the Geelong Hospital continued for many roomed stone and wood house was built by years. local stonemason Robert Wishart who also built the Inverleigh school and his own home Inverleigh Historical Society meets on 4th “Creek Cottage”. At one time, the farm comWednesday monthly at the Inverleigh Public prised 75 acres plus a nearby 50 acres. In a Hall at 2pm with ongoing work on our colleclandscape dotted with stone buildings this tion and planning for future events. dressed bluestone farmhouse is unpretentious Liz McDonald

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Inverleigh & District RSL.

DEEMA- OUR PRESIDENT Deema P. Johnson was born in Melbourne in 1969. He joined the Royal Australian Army in 1987 After joining he spent a lot of time in QLD on exercises and training and providing communications, Deema even went on the entire journey of “The Great Australian Camel Race” for the Army which was some 3500 Kilometres. Medals achieved: In August 1989 he was passenger in an accident where the vehicle rolled 7 times. Severely injuring Deema with multiple bruising and lacerations to his hands and arms, legs and head. He also had multiple internal injuries and serious spinal injuries consisting of compression and fractures to his spine. He also developed Compartment Syndrome from his ankle injury, after this he was posted to Melbourne to provide Communications for our Counter Terrorism Team from 1990 to 1991.

AASM Australian Active Service Medal No. 1 Clasp NM National Medal for 15 years in Service UN. Medal for Cambodia No 2 Clasp ADM. For 4 Years of service, Medically Discharged

In 2004 Deema became a Justice of Peace and in 2009-2023 was a volunteer with Vic SES, donating his time and knowledge to the Bannockburn and surrounding community.

In 1992 he was posted to Cambodia as Peace Keeper and Peace Maker working with Military Liaison Officers on Reconnaissance and Intelligence. He was a member of the first ANZAC Team in Cambodia. Deema was part of UNAMIC Force Communications Unit.

The reason Deema now volunteers his time as the President of RSL Inverleigh is because: “the faces and names of our past soldiers and those soldier’s sacrifices will not be remembered, as they deserve to be remembered, if our Inverleigh and Surrounds Sub-Branch falls. It is so importDeema contracted a bone marrow ant to remember the history of our past infection while in Cambodia and receives and present soldiers, to keep our local RSL medical treatment for that even now. Deema prominent in Inverleigh and surrounding was discharged from the Army in1997. He community so those faces and names do had spent quite some time working with The not disappear from our memory or our United Nations where he obtained his Blue history”. Beret and he wears this at many formal RSL functions. LEST WE FORGET. Susanne

Inverleigh Book Bazaar 2024 BOOK BAZAAR 2024

Inverleigh Public Hall Committee are pleased to advise the community that the Book Bazaar will return in 2024. Save the Date: Saturday May 25! The 2024 Book Bazaar will be scaled down to minimize the workload on our committee members and volunteers from the community. It will only be held for one day only. We will only be accepting your generous donation of books in good quality condition please. **See below paragraph for the category of books we are accepting. A table will be set up on the decking in the backyard of the hall facilities for you to drop off your book donations at your convenience. Otherwise please call Anne-Maree Tarbett who has taken on the role of Co-Ordinator again to arrange collection: 0417 512 240. The only categories of books we are accepting for the Book Bazaar are: Childrens Books, Biographies/Memoirs, Novels/Fiction books – popular sought after authors books for example by Stephen King, Danielle Steele, Judy Nunn, Di Morrissey, Jodie Picoult, John Grisham,Tom Clancy, Catherine Cookson, James Patterson, Matthew Reilly and Nora Roberts are just a few that have been in hot demand at previous Book Bazaars. But of course we will accept any novels by other authors also. We appreciate immensely the huge amount of book donations in the past by locals from surrounding townships and donators from as far as Hastings, Beulah and Brighton! As a lot of the attendees would of observed at previous Book Bazaars, the amount of work that goes into conducting this popular event in our town hall is immense. Therefore to be able to still run the event we have selected the book categories that

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Saturday May 25 2024 one day only 9.00am – 4.00pm *Selling Only: Novels, Biographies/Memoirs and Childrens books. *Soft covers $2/Hard Covers $3 *Childrens Books from 50 cents

Book Donations of above categories only to Anne-Maree 0417 512 240 *Or at your convenience, donations can be placed on the table at the rear Hall decking. “Inverleigh Book Bazaar 2024” It’s back but at a scaled down version. Proceeds towards refurbishing of Inverleigh Public Hall

sell the easiest and fastest! If you are doing a holiday clean out at home, please consider donating any books of the above categories to the INVERLEIGH BOOK BAZAAR, your donations are always appreciated. Anne-Maree Tarbett

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The Hall Committee are seeking additional mowing volunteers to help keep the grounds at the hall facilities neat and tidy going forward. If you are able to help with this community task for occasional mowing within one month of the year and you have a reliable mower to use, please contact Anne-Maree Tarbett on 0417512240 with your enquiries. We continue to be greatly appreciative for the current small band of volunteers for keeping the grounds looking neat and tidy throughout the year: Keith Robson, David Walpole, Alan Boyd, Campbell Brumby, David and Linda Farrimond, Mark Hambrook, Ralph Smith and Suzie Kelly. Thank you once again from the grateful members of the Inverleigh Hall Committee.

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Inverleigh CFA. 100% Volunteers Leigh News 15 for it to dry out if it stops raining, then we have a potential fire danger period towards late February and March. Welcome to summer, and the new year. It would be unusual if we go through summer without What a strange summer it has been so a hot dry period and even more unusual if we were to far and very different to what one would expect for a get two cool years in row, as last years summer was very normal summer in southern Australia. cool as well. There have been some interesting points that has made The experts can get it wrong with weather predictions this summer, so far unique. The amount of humidity and even after all the best efforts have been made it seems a lot higher than normal. The regular rain events really shows just how unpredictable the climate came and some of them quite large that have arrived about be. Overall they do a really good job especially for the once a week and keep vegetation green and growing. shorter forecasts up to about a week. And lastly the overall cool conditions that is not typical Stay vigilant with fire danger even though just at the of what is expected in summer. moment it is not as high has it normally would be for The Bureau of Meteorology in Spring last year were this time of year. There is still a lot of dry burnable fuel predicting a very hot and dry summer and at that time around and fires can creep along in these conditions. it was the correct forecast as the spring at that point had The recent lightning storm also showed how lightning been very dry and in some cases the driest on record. A can cause problems with fires started in the Rokewood lot of people prepared for the predicted hot conditions and Dereel districts. The higher humidity conditions we as they should, but with the wet summer the environhave had are more conducive to these sorts of events. ment we now find ourselves in is very different to what Anyway enjoy the summer conditions that we have and was predicted. stay safe. So what can we learn from these recent events and be Ewen Peel aware of going forward? Inverleigh CFA. The grass is green now, but there is still plenty of time

The Lost Summer

Inverleigh Community Event As a result of work done by the Inverleigh Progress Association (IPA) in 2022 and 2023 to consult with the community and develop a Community Plan for Inverleigh, we received a grant of money from the Golden Plains Shire Council. It was decided a community get together was important to thank everyone and give an opportunity for newcomers and locals alike to come together. The original idea was to have it in the park adjacent to the Visitors Centre and Playspace, but as the weather forecast was not looking promising, so it was transferred to the Inverleigh Public Hall. A number of local people and organisations became involved with the IPA to make it a successful evening. Thank you to Rohan Windle Entertainment for providing some great music, also to Robyn Erwin for encouraging her Primary School singing group to contribute with some songs. Thanks also to our local Leigh Valley Lions Club who offered to cook sausages on their barbeque and these were very popular, with or without onions. Face painter, Stacy Symons was kept very busy and there were games for young children inside as well as outside. Our local Seniors sold drinks as a fundraiser for their group and the CFA dropped in with a fire truck during the evening. The Inverleigh Historical Society, Leigh Districts Landcare and the IPA provided information in the hope of attracting new members. All together the event attracted many people and was so successful that we are planning for another at the end of this year.

Friday 1st December, 2023

If you attended this event and enjoyed the evening you might consider joining a local group, particularly the IPA. We need people with financial and / or secretarial skills, desktop publishing and other handypeople. Our community plan emphasised the importance of community with many contributors commenting about how much they enjoyed living in Inverleigh. If this is you, please consider how you could contribute some of your time and expertise. There are roles that Inverleigh take a little of your time and Progress others that require more regular Association attendance. It is your choice. Inc. For more information, check out the IPA website here: https://www.inverleigh.org.au/

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Golden Pens - Write side up G’Day from the penners for 2024. We hope that everyone had a fabulous Christmas and a great new year. This year is looking good with some potential new members, and we are excited to bring you all new content this year. Sadly, as reported in our article last December, our last founding member Brenda, did not recover from her illness and she passed away at the end of November 2023. She is greatly missed as she was such a happy joyous person. RIP Brenda. This month’s poem is from Karen and we hope you enjoy it. You can always contact us via our email address: goldenpens4@gmail.com Regards Wendy.

The Dentist

Thanks to: Ross & Caroline Wilson of Shelford and Mora Leach of Inverleigh for faithfully supplying the monthly rainfall figures. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

The dental hygienist I saw today Was very nice I have to say She gave me glasses as I closed my eyes And told me to open my mouth wide Her mask in place she moved toward me Explaining what would happen going forward She sandblasted away with her little tool Was this something completely new But the plaque that had gathered was making me look bad As she scraped and prodded, she chattered away Have you been flossing she was heard to say “Oh yes of course” I lied, by now wishing I had died This girl was an actress it must be said She just nodded her pretty head I hope they pay her quite a lot, She would deserve whatever she got Not many girls can keep a straight face When confronted with so much rot I sat with my hands clenched, Too afraid to nod my head My mouth attested to my neglect Now I also had a stiff neck The muscles in my jaw were aching as well How much longer was this living hell The sweet little thing toiled away Not making too much headway But this one was a worker it was clear to see My teeth were not getting the better of she She scraped, she sawed and she hosed my mouth Now she was intense but quiet like a mouse We are done she said I’ll get the dentist in I don’t know what he saw with that glance to be sure But I heard the till ching $73 dollars As he blinked twice his eyes like ice I lay with mouth open as the boss nodded with satisfaction A fraction of the work for so much dough Not bad for such a little show…….

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You can legally ride an e-scooter in Victoria if: I hope everyone who was able to have some •you ride on shared-use paths (not on foottime off has enjoyed themselves on their holidays paths) and roads up to and including 60km/h and are preparing for the return to work and •you are at least 16 years old school. •you wear a helmet Beyond the Valley Music festival came and •you do not travel more than 20km/h went and unfortunately there was some major •you do not use your mobile phone traffic delays on the opening day (28/12) where •you do not carry a passenger (dinking). I came across traffic banked back on the Hamil•www.police.vic.gov.au/ ton Hwy from the festival in Hesse to the Teeselectric-powered-scooters-e-scooters dale-Inverleigh Road resulting in several hours delay to travellers heading West. There was also a Penalties ride under 16: $192 Carry other couple of collisions on the Highway and in Shel- person $192, ride footpath $192, ford as well on that day. Hopefully plans can be Please encourage your children to abide implemented in future to prevent the issues that by the laws, some residents have reported some we experienced on the first day. Fortunately the very ordinary behaviour by riders and some attilast day was better than last year and utilising tude when they have tried to point out the poor the second exit road to the Cressy-Shelford Road behaviour to them. coupled with many leaving very early seemed to I have received reports of Fireworks avoid the congestion of the previous year. The being used on New Years Eve. Many years ago community food tent at the festival seemed to be Fireworks were allowed and many people were very busy and I hope all the volunteers had a good injured and burnt and in some cases hospitaltime at the festival. ised. For many years now Fireworks have been I was rostered to work inside the festival illegal unless you have a permit. Fireworks can for the four days and that is why people probably cause some issues for pets including dogs and didn’t see me on the roads around the commuhorses. Respect the law and be a responsible nity. The Highway Patrol and booze busses were parent. Educate your children about what is tasked for a Police presence around the town and right and wrong and don’t let them have fireI saw the bus on three of the days while passing works. To those involved think about the others through. in the community and not just yourselves. This Looks like some children received electric also applies to reports I receive about loud muscooters for Christmas. I have seen and had to sic coming from some addresses. Not everyone stop a couple for young children riding two up wants to listen to your/your childrens playlist along the service road erratically. Parents look in their house just because you want to listen to up the rules before you buy your children the your music loud. Maybe invest in some headscooters. A simple internet browse brings up the phones and keep everyone happy including me rules!!!!! because I won’t receive any more complaints!!! Keep Safe Chris

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Supporting your community When you choose to bank with Bendigo Bank, good things happen in your community. Like our sponsorship of Inverleigh Fire Brigade And when you belong to one of Australia’s biggest banks, good things happen with your banking too. Feel good about who you bank with. Find out more. Call us on 5267 3189 or search Bendigo Bank Winchelsea & District.

Community Bank Winchelsea & District Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178, AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879 A1389134, OUT_25159800, 18/08/2022

Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve BIG BLACK BIRDS

They’re obvious, they often hang around in gangs, they are usually loud and they elicit strong emotions in humans. Some people admire them, some people hate them. But they are just birds, doing what birds do. Four Big Black Birds can be seen at the Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve. The Little Raven is usually seen singly or in small groups. Its Wa-Wa call tells us that it is around. The Wadawurrung people call it Waa– perfectly named. Some people call them Crows, but those found here are properly called Ravens. The White-winged Chough is a resident in the Reserve. Not related to Ravens, these birds spend much of their time on the ground in groups of ten or so birds, turning over leaves with their downcurved bill to find grubs and insects. They build large mud-nests and all the group help the breeding pair with nest construction and with feeding the young. The nests are usually very obvious as they are built on a horizontal branch. They have a mournful descending whistle and the white in their wings is only visible when they fly up into the trees. The third Big Black Bird is the Pied Currawong. Usually only a winter visitor, it is feared and disliked by the local birds as it is an egg and nestling predator. Its ‘clang clang’ call alerts the smaller birds to its presence. One way of distinguishing these three birds is by eye colour - Ravens have white eyes; Currawongs Yellow, and Choughs eyes are red.

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One further Big Black Bird makes an appearance from time to time at the Reserve – everyone’s favourite, the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo. They move around in response to food supplies and if you have native pines or hakeas in your garden, you are bound to get a visit sometime from these gorgeous birds. Glen White Friends of the Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve will hold their Annual General Meeting at Teesdale Community Hall, at 7.30 on Thursday March 7 - all welcome. Enquiries to Keith 0429 651 298. Our guest speaker is Janine Duffey from the Koala Clancy Foundation. Please see details in article in next month’s Leigh News – Koalas in Need of Accommodation.

Local family business. 15 years experience in design, supply & install of ducted heating, cooling and split systems. PLUS heat pump hot water with government rebates / savings $$$ VBA Lic.104172 * ARC Lic. L136269


Meet in the Inverleigh Public Hall @ Midday on 2nd Thursday each Month for a Meeting, guest speaker and afternoon tea and 4th Thursday each month for an outing.

Exercise Classes Each Thursday from 10am till 10:30. At the Inverleigh Public Hall. Cost $5 each

Seniors Meeting at Inverleigh Hall 8th FEBRUARY @ Midday A very important meeting where we will discuss the direction of Seniors in the future. We will have lunch together ($10 each) 22nd FEBRUARY @ 10am. an outing by Bus to a mystery destination? for more info contactPresident: Peter Trevaskis 0407 100 791 Secretary:Liz Platt 0423 301 519. Treasurer: Val Robertson 5265 1492

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: confined space excavation : Post Hole Auger, 300 & 400mm : Landscape Preparation :Trenching, 250-400-1M buckets : Thumb grab attachment for easy green waste removal :Solar & Electric Gate Openers

Phone: 0407 850 041 located in Inverleigh

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Rokewood Bannockburn Beeac Winchelsea

Acute Care* Urgent Care* Residential Aged Care* Communtiy Nursing Dietetics Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy

Diabetes Education Social Support Groups Counselling Home Care Health Promotion * services from Winchelsea only

www.hesseruralhealth.com.au P: (03) 5267 1200 E: reception@hesse.vic.gov.au

Volunteers Required

Volunteers are one of Hesse’s greatest a sets, playing a vital role to enhance the quality of Hesse services & client experiences. Bus Driver Outings Assistant Resident Visitor Events & Activities Assistant Group Wheelchair Walkers Appointment Escort Social Support Activities Gardening - Winchelsea Hospital Auxiliary Member Consumer Advisory Committee Marketing & Fundraising Committee For more information please contact Hesse on (03) 5267 1200 or via email reception@hesse.vic.gov.au

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are held in INVERLEIGH on second Saturday of the month 9:30 to 10:00 @Sonny Cafe and in BANNOCKBURN @ St. Mary MacKillop School 4th Saturday each Month

Open: Mondays: 1 – 4 PM Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM Closed School Holidays EFTPOS and Cash Do not accept: Electrical Goods, Car Seats, Furniture, Your Rubbish


Contact the Editor to promote your community activity here


This branch meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at Teesdale Hall, Main Road Teesdale. All ages welcome. It is not an “oldies” group. If you are interested in attending

please contact: Shirley 0447 873 763

Lions Club of Inverleigh Leigh Valley "Lions Club newspaper collection". Leigh Valley Lions Club collects newspapers & magazines for recycling.

Funds raised are used for both local & international Lions projects. Community members are asked to deposit their papers in "LIONS" marked wheely bins located at Inverleigh Hall & beside the Bannockburn Library in High St.

Pick up of large amounts can be arranged by text or phone to Secretary John Crowe 0414 674 156.

Here's Maggie!



For only $15 each Chain you can get your chains looking brand new 0447 516 857 or 0407 850 041 TODAY TO GET YOUR CHAINS READY FOR THE WINTER. DROP OFF OR PICKUP IS AVAILABLE Golden Plains Baha’i Community

The Baha’i Faith upholds the oneness of God, the oneness of Religion and the oneness of mankind. Religion should unite all hearts and bring spirituality and world peace. The equality of men and women is essential to create peace. Spiritual education for all. We have no clergy as it is up to each person to investigate truth for himself. “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens” Baha’u’llah For more information: bahai.org or Bannockburn 52 812 102, Teesdale 52 815 143, or Ross Creek 53 420 286

Op Shop Bannockburn have relocating to

St. Johns Anglican Church 11 Byron Street Bannockburn Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 1

Justices of the Peace

Mr Keith Windle 77 Dundas Street INVERLEIGH Ph: 0429 651 298 Mrs E McDonald 47 High Street Inverleigh Ph: 5265 1270

Mr Peter Bufton 110 Savage Drive INVERLEIGH Ph: 0448 694 204 Mr Rod McKenzie 7 Ruxton Crt. Bannockburn Ph: 0408 527 704 Mr Stephen Gilligan SHELFORD Ph: 0409 432 933


meets for rally every 2nd Sunday @10.00am Victoria Park, Park Street, Inverleigh Vic 3321 New Members always welcome for enquiries please contact

Pres. Narelle Bogle 0438 034 313 Sect. Claire Heazelwood 0438 449 048 P O BOX 87 INVERLEIGH VIC 3321


St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish of Meredith Contact: Parish Priest Fr. Joseph Mob. 0404 598 558 Office: 5286 1230 Office open Wednesday & Friday 9.30am to 4.30 pm MASS TIMES - February 2024

Winchelsea - St. John the Baptist @ 6pm Sat. FEB. 3, 10, 17, 24 Anakie – St. Brigid @ 9am Sun. FEB. 4, 18 Meredith – St. Joseph @ 9am Sun. FEB 11, 25 Bannockburn – St. Mary MacKillop @ 11am Sun. FEB 4, 11, 18, 25 Inverleigh – Sacred Heart @ 4pm Sun. FEB 18

MASS TIMES - March 2024

Winchelsea - St. John the Baptist @ 6pm Sat. MAR 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Anakie – St. Brigid @ 9am Sun. MAR 3, 17, 31 Meredith – St. Joseph @ 9am Sun. MAR 10, 24 Bannockburn – St. Mary MacKillop @ 11am Sun. MAR 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Inverleigh – Sacred Heart @ 4pm Sun. MAR 17 RECONCILIATION/ANOINTING BY APPOINTMENT PH. 5286 1230 OR FR. JOSEPH 0404 598 558


“For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord...” (2 Corinthians 4.5)

Sunday Service at Inverleigh 10 am. VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME For further information: Rev. Surendra Wesley 0428 489 222


Weekly Bus Service

The Bus leaves the Inverleigh Hall

Every FRIDAY at 9:30 am and leaves Geelong at 2:15pm for the return trip.

Can You Help Here?

Our Public Hall needs the lawns maintained. Can you join the roster to mow the lawns once or twice a year? If so, please contact:

Anne-Maree Tarbett 0417 512 240

Anglican Church


24 Hour telephone counselling

provided for residents without transport to shop in Geelong!

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Phone 13 11 14


Church Services each Sunday 8 am Inverleigh 10 am Bannockburn 5pm Meredith 38 High Street, Inverleigh Rev’d Dr. Tim Smith 0412 673 152 Geoff Morgan 0408 106 559

Inverleigh and District

Red Cross

Meet monthly in Inverleigh Public Hall at 1.30pm.

June 19th. Annual Meeting August 14th, 12 noon Lunch. October 9th. December 11th (Xmas lunch to be decided).

Heather Bogie President 0408 521 090. Cathy Altmann Secretary 0409 024 578.

Inverleigh Hall Hall Hire Contact The Inverleigh Hall Committee promotes the use of the hall and develops and maintains our fabulous community asset. If you would like to become involved by serving on the committee or by initiating activities at the hall, please contact

Anne-Maree Tarbett

0417 512 240

INVERLEIGH CWA BRANCH Welcomes existing and new members alike.

We are so much more than just Tea and Scones ladies! Social Meetings 7.30pm every last Wednesday of the month (except Dec/Jan). Meet in Presbyterian Church Hall. inverleighcwa@gmail.com or Brooke Wauchope. Ph 0431 006 761



Tai Chi @

Teesdale Community Hall Thursday’s 9.30am phone: 0414 944 926

NOTICEBOARD KNIT, KNATTER AND THAT GROUP-TEESDALE Bring a craft, learn a new craft or come for a walk, chat and cuppa.

*BYO craft and lunch *Tea & Coffee provided.

Text or Ring Kelvin 0400 559 559

Cost $5 Joining fee. $3 per session Contact Lesley 0400 547 157 or Shirley 0447 873 763

TEESDALE MECHANICS INSTITUTE (Formerly Community Hall) Behind the CFA Building Main Road, Teesdale

Chairs & Crockery.

For bookings, phone Dale on 0428 386 724

Meredith And District Motor Cycle Club We meet the 3rd Sunday of every month for our ride day (NO RACING AND NO QUADS /4 WHEELERS)


We have 2 tracks: One that is set up as a motocross track that is marshalled and we also have a smaller flat track for kids/beginners to learn to ride.

Phone 13 11 14

St Johns is in attendance as well as a canteen.


Hyline Brown Sexed and Vaccinated.

Delivering to: Winchelsea (Eastern Reserve), Inverleigh (Lawsons Park), & Bannockburn (B&S Stockfoods)

Hall, Meeting Room, Kitchen, Tables,

24 Hour telephone counselling

Pullets for Sale:

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday’s , 9.30am - 1.30pm At Teesdale Community Hall



Ballarat Chooks

For more information please: head over to our Facebook page MADMCC or call 0415 503 869.

for delivery dates and times

"Ballarat Chooks Information Page" Please like my page!

VICTORIA PARK wish to advise

the Scrap Bin is CLOSED until further Notice.



Further info: call Robyn 0408 346 222 or follow us on facebook.

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We are open: Tuesday's 9am to 7:30pm Wednesday 9am to 5pm Friday's 9am to 4pm

Appointments for ALL Childrens needs are available during the School Holidays. Tuesday's 9am to 7:30pm Friday's 9am to 4pm Winter Sports are approaching too. Make an appointment now for Mouth Guards

Matthew Carr Painter & Decorator

Interior, Exterior, Repaints and Wallpapering Fully qualified Quality workmanship

0438 559 635 General & Children's Dentistry Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry Dentures - new, repairs & relines

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Creating bright smiles for the whole family

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Mike's snake removal Licensed 0401 732 399 (Call out fee applies)



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Local Towing Operator, DAVO's TOWING can handle all your towing needs, as you can see from the attached photos. David and Isabell are available to answer all your questions related to moving cars and machinery.

Give them a call

0429 958 769

Paul Corcoran 0416 491 546 Paul O Grady 0414 932 018

57 Rankin Road, Inverleigh. Instagram @paulsbricklayinggeelong Email: paulsbricklayinggeelong@gmail.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS • Sayba's Overseas Travel • Dr Kylie Wins Zoetis My Vet Rules 2023 • Keeping Pets Cool IN OTHER NEWS Change of Bank Details We wish to inform our clients of our new bank account details. If you have our old account details, please switch these to: Account Name: Bannockburn Veterinary Clinic BSB: 633 000 Account Number: 209687052 5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Pet

Take your dog for a special walk Snuggle up and just hang out Wrap them up in a cute jumper Buy them a new toy to play with Take your dog to the park and have a picnic

Sayba's Overseas Travel

One of our patients, Sayba (pictured with Dr Kylie) recently returned safe and healthy from her second trip to Europe. Sayba's dad, Murray, said 'I'm most grateful for Dr Kylie's professional input and caring when Sayba needed to be prepared for international air travel. There were extensive stringent Agriculture Department requirements to be met. And then on returning home, an official post-quarantine health check. I was so relieved to have Dr Kylie & Bannockburn Vet Clinic on my team. Outstanding!'.

Dr Kylie Wins Zoetis My Vet Rules 2023

Following on from Dr Kylie's November win with the Zoetis My Vet Rules competition, we are excitied to announce that she has been named the overall winner for 2023! The Zoetis My Vet Rules competition is designed to recognise the exceptional efforts of vets and vet nurses who go above and beyond to assist in lifechanging improvements for dogs who are affected by dermatological conditions. Dr Kylie was nominated for her care of a Bannockburn Vet Clinic patient Pumpkin who was suffering from allergies. Pumpkin is now relieved from her itch and has her happy face back. Dr Kylie was presented with the Zoetis My Vet Rules award in Geelong in December. You can read all about it in the article in the Geelong Independant. https://geelongindy.com.au/news/15-12-2023/dr-kylie-rules/

Keeping Pets Cool

When the temperature rises, we need to take steps to protect our pets. We have put together a few helpful tips. Keep them hydrated with plenty of fresh water. Add some ice blocks to keep the water extra cool.

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Did you know Dalmatian puppies are born white? They develop their spots when they are around 10 days old however liver coloured spots can take a little longer to become obvious. No two Dalmatians will have the same number or sizes of spots. Each dog has a unique pattern similar to human fingerprints. The Dalmatian gets its name from the historical region of Dalmatia, in modern day Croatia, where the breed originated. Dalmatians are prone to unilateral hearing loss or bilateral deafness. This is caused by the absence of melanin-producing cells located in the dog’s inner ear

Fill a small paddling pool with cool water for your dog to splash in. Most cats hate getting wet, so they are unlikely to want to take a dip to cool off. But wet a small towel in cold water and dab over your cat's fur. Make up some ice lollies with some of their favourite treats. Freeze tuna in brine or some low-salt chicken stock for any icy snack. Your pets can get sunburnt, particularly pale-coloured ones, with ears and noses especially susceptible. Use a sunblock suitable for pets if they are outside when the sun is at its strongest. Avoid Car Trips. Did you know it only takes six minutes for a dog or cat to die in a hot car. Never leave your pet unattended in the car as temperatues in the car rapidly increase - even on mild days. Heat Stress. All pets, like people can develop heat stress. Short nosed and flat faced dogs like Pugs, French Bulldogs and Boxers are more susceptible. Heatstroke can come on quickly and result in brain damage or death. Here are a few signs of heatstroke to look out for: • Excessive or heavy panting • Increased skin temperature • Difficulty breathing • Drooling • Fatigue • Vomiting • Diarrhoea • Glazed eyes • Dizziness • A deep red or purple tongueother dogs. If your dog isn't vaccinated for canine cough and you would like to organise a vaccine please call the clinic on 03 5281 1221.

34 Leigh News Surfcoast Taxis inc Winchelsea & Bannockburn Taxis Our fleet of vehicles are growing to all late models and we are now covering an extended area including:

Winchelsea, Colac, Bannockburn, Inverleigh, Great Ocean Road and Geelong.

We have a fleet of 10 seater Maxi Vans, all with Capacity to carry wheelchairs. Surfcoast Taxis Pty. Ltd. All Bookings: 0408 325 992 Fax: 5267 2699 Email: bannotaxis@gmail.com (Admin or Stan 0429 672 888)

66A Batson Street, Winchelsea, 3241.

NDIS provider number 4050001044

Join us for some fun!

NDIS provider number 4050001048

23 ion for 20 Final sess December 13 Weds

Inverleigh Playgroup welcomes all parents, grandparents and carers with children aged 0-4. Come along and try a session! We run a weekly play session which brings families together to learn and develop through informal play activities and social interaction. Our aim is to provide a variety of experiences, toys and activities for children to enjoy, and create an inclusive atmosphere where care givers can have a hot drink, relax and build connections that last beyond playgroup.

When: Wednesdays during school terms

New members are always welcome, we hope to see you at a session soon!

Where: Inverleigh Public Hall

Please join our Facebook page to keep up to date with weekly events and special announcements!

What to bring: Please bring a piece of fruit to be cut and shared, a drink bottle and a hat

Inverleigh Playgroup Enquiries: playgroup.inverleigh@gmail.com

Time: 9.15 – 11.15am Cost: $5 per family

Tea & coffee provided

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Opening hours Weekends 9am til 2pm Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment Weekdays 8am til 5pm

Contact Details: Scott Moreland 5281 0345 8 Davies Street Bannockburn

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Best Mates is Fur Life Vet’s preventative and protective healthcare program designed to keep your pet healthier and happier for longer.


03 5281 2226 Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Saturday 8.30 am – 1.00 pm Our highly trained and compassionate vets and nurses understand how important your pet is to you and work with you to care for your pet, providing skilled diagnostics, treatment and recovery plans alongside preventative health management.

12 MILTON STREET BANNOCKBURN furlifevet.com.au/goldenplains


Danny’s Firewood & Tree Ser vices *Sugar Gum Firewood. 4.5 mtr Trailer or 8 mtr Truck. "Delivered" *Tree Removal and Clean Up *Paddock Clean Up *Telehandler with Elevated Work Platform & Log Grab *13 tonne excavator, *small kubota tractor with grab *13 mtr cherry picker. *Firewood Processor, Wood Splitter & Saw Bench.


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Leigh News 39 Directory of Clubs, Services and Organisations Below is a directory for clubs, organisations and services operating in Inverleigh, Teedale, Shelford and surrounding areas. If you are interested in obtaining further information about an organisation, please feel free to ring and have a chat with them. Any club or organisation who wishes to be listed, please forward details to us and we will include your listing. We would also appreciate being kept up to date with contact details.


Anglican Church Inverleigh (St Pauls) 38 High Street, Inverleigh services: please check Leigh News for current times contact: Rev. Dr Tim Smith Ph: 5265 1284 / 0412 673 152 Friends of Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve. President: Keith Windle, 0429 651 298 windle.keith@gmail.com Geelong & District Carriage Drivers Christa Jones 0408 342 403 gdcd.secretary@gmail.com Inverleigh Bowls Club Pres. Adrian Hurring 0418 593 849 Sec. Jenny Peel 0418 301 939 Inverleigh Cemetery Trust Chairman: Bruce McDonald 0408 567 979 Sextant: Alex (Sandy) McCallum 0408 378 752 Secretary: Tonya Allen. 0411 624 309 inverleighcemetery@gmail.com Inverleigh Cricket Club Pres: Marcus Warton ph. 0400 199 309 Inverleigh CWA Brooke Wauchope 0431 006 761. Inverleighcwa@gmail.com Inverleigh Football/Netball Club President: David Haste 0425 810 983 Inverleigh-Leigh Valley Lions Club Keith Robson 0408 270 107 inverleigh.lions@gmail.com Inverleigh Golf & Disc Golf Club President: Greg Erwin 0408 651 744 Email: golf3321@bigpond.com Inverleigh Historical Society Christine Windle 0403 267 286 Liz McDonald 0417 066 433 Inverleigh Playgroup President: Holly Windle. 0432 632 130 Inverleigh Progress Assoc. President:Hilary Hamilton 5265 1384 Inverleigh Riding Club Leighdale Equestrian Centre Mark Mummery - 0437 807 675 or Melinda Spiller 0413 648 012

Inverleigh RSL Sub-Branch President: Deema Johnston 5281 1106


Bannockburn & District Men's Shed Syd McConachy (Pres) Geoff Wild (Sect) 0407 835 731

Inverleigh Tennis Club Shane Lubcke 0410 483 690 Leigh District Landcare Group Pres: Campbell Brumby 0419 889 757 Sec: Louise Blersch

-S E S Emergency 000 Windstorm and Flood 132 500 Controller: Nathan Hansford Mob: 0409 811 138

Leigh District Adult Riding Club President: Narelle Bogle 0438 034 313 Secretary: Claire Heazelwood 0438 449 048 Victoria Park Reserve Bookings, Narelle Bogle 0438 034 313




Murgheboluc Recreation Reserve. 0459 042 910 - committee member booking site - spacetoco email - murgheboluc.hall@outlook.com


Ring 000


Shelford Cricket Club Robert Rice (Pres) 0459 491 698

LifeLine 5222 2233 or 13 11 14

Shelford Progress Association Sec: Glenn Jeffery 0413 317 779

B’burn Surgery 5281 1481


B’burn Vet 5281 1221

CWA Native Hut Branch Shirley Wild Ph: 0447 873 763

Surfcoast Taxi 0408 325 992

Leighdale Equestrian Centre Mark Mummery - 0437 807 675 or Melinda Spiller 0413 648 012 Leighdale Pony Club Inc. Pres: Tom McCann 5265 1169 Sec: Sue Moran 0437 914 454 Teesdale Branch Liberal Party Charlie Hartup 5281 5222 Teesdale Cricket Club Alister Woods. 0439 395 456 Teesdale Pre School Mandy Bartlett. 5281 5488 Teesdale Sporting Complex Mrs Kay Hower. 5281 5389 Teesdale Tennis Club Mrs Judy Evans. 5281 5328 Teesdale Community Hall Dale Smithyman 5281 5486 Working Sheepdog Club Glenn Agnew 0427 325 905

Barwon Water 1300 656 007 Power Failure 13 24 12 Geelong Hospital Accident & Emergency 5226 7564 Golden Plains Equine Vets 0437 467 097 Golden Plains Medical Centre 5281 2320 Wildlife Rescue 0500 540 000 Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service 1800 015 188 Shire Ranger 5220 7111 If you would like your Club or Service included in this directory, or if you need to update any details above, please contact the Editor. leighnews@bigpond.com

Advertisers Index Accountant 20Air Conditioning 23 Antiques & Collectables 17 Art School 8 Banking 22 Bricklaying 31 Cartage 22 CCTV & Alarms 41 Chain Saw Sharpening 26 Chemist 41,46 Chooks 28 Church Notices 26 Compost 20 Crushed Rock 41 CWA 26, 27 Data Cabling 41 Dental 29 Doctor & Health Serv. 24 Dog Grooming 24 Driver Tuition 30 Earthmoving 42 Electrician 30 Equip for Hire 40 Excavation 21,24,36 Firewood 38 Food Swaps 26 Funeral Director 18 Grain 17 Grass Slashing 14 Gardening 17,37 Garden Supplies 37 Hall Hire 27 Health Services 20,25 Home & Living 4&5 Home Care Staff Training 48 Interior Design 16 Justice of the Peace 26 Lead Light 14 Legal Services 44 Motor Mechanic 40 Mowers 31 NBN Setup 41 OSHC 26 Painter & Decorator 29,36 Playgroup 34 Plumbing Services 29 Quarry 35 Rainfall 16 Real Est. 43,44,45,47,48 Reiki & Crystals 14 Snake Catcher 30 Stock Food 40 Taxi 34 Tax Returns 29 Towing 31 Tree Services 38 Tyres 14 Veterinary 32,33,38 Wool Buyer 25

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8am to 5pm Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm Saturday.

Phone: 5265 1648

New to Winchelsea

Phone Stephen on 0439 007 483. moulesplushire@gmail.com.

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Leigh River Water Pumps and Standpipes.

Murray McMillan has taken over responsibilities for distribution of Keys and new residents can contact Murray on 0408 036 783 if they would like to take part in this service. Please call at 60 Napier Street, Inverleigh, after making phone contact with Murray. He will get new clients to complete a registration form with your contact details, including name, address, phone number and email address. A key will be provided for your personal use only. Payment can be made by Cash ($69 total) or an invoice can be forwarded to your email address.

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You’re in Safe Hands With Peter Lindeman Delivering Exceptional Results for Over 20 Years If you’re thinking of selling a Rural or Lifestyle acreage property on the Bellarine, the Barwon or beyond then think Peter Lindeman. Peter spent 20 years managing farms before jumping the fence to sell them; and over the last 20 years he’s helped clients achieve extraordinary results, more often than not surpassing their expectations. Why not let Peter show you how he can help you achieve an outstanding result for your property. Peter Lindeman RURAL AND LIFESTYLE SALES MANAGER – ELDERS GEELONG

P: 0418 525 609 E: peter.lindeman@elders.com.au



WARNCOORT 12 TRASKS ROAD Seller review The sale of Kelowna was quick, painless and brilliantly handled by Peter Lindeman, from Elders Geelong, and we can’t thank him enough. Peter came highly recommended, by a friend, and he certainly lived up to his impressive reputation. He’s such a lovely chap. Easy to chat with. Has years of experience. And genuinely cares about his clients and buyers. Plus he turned a load of heritage quinces, from our orchard, into the most delicious jelly and paste. Is there no end to the man’s talents! If you think you can’t use an Agent from out of town, think again. We did. And we couldn’t be happier. Elders are very lucky to have this Geelong Team!

Buyer review Peter Lindeman was an absolute gentleman throughout the negotiation’s for a property I recently purchased in the Western District. It was a difficult few days to get through but Peter was kind caring and honest! What more can you ask for from the agent when purchasing something that means so much to you. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely Peter for helping me achieve my dream of owning this property that I have loved and held so dear to me since I was a small boy :-)



BARRABOOL 215 ANDERSONS ROAD Seller review Peter was our agent for a farm sale. We had engaged him with other transaction, and as with the others he did not disappoint. He gave us all he had to get us a great result. Having been in a large number of property transactions over the years he is unquestionably the best agent we have had. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Buyer review We really couldn’t say enough about how professional/helpful Peter Lindeman was during and after our search for a property in Victoria. We were very particular what we wanted and where; location is key! Peter Listened to what we wanted never wasted our time showing us properties that didn’t fit our needs. Tricky negotiation, but thanks to Peter it all turned out very well.

Elders Real Estate, Unit 3/2-6 Rutland Street, Newtown Vic Ph (03) 5225 5000

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Michaela Settle MP Member for


15 Main Road, Bakery Hill VIC 3350 michaela.settle@parliament.vic.gov.au

5331 7722 MichaelaSettleMP

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The team at First National Golden Plains working together to achieve

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Located in the New Bannockburn Shopping Centre.

Our opening hours (7 days) will be: - Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 6:30pm - Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm - Public holidays = CLOSED

Pharmacy Features

* Professional - Vaccination Clinic - Free Blood Pressure Testing - Diabetes Australia (NDSS) Agency - Home Medicine Reviews - Webster-paks - Free Prescription filing service - Free Prescription reminder service (medAdvisor) - Extensive range of Vitamins & Supplements - Medela Breastpump Hire - Hiring of crutches - Weight Loss products - Ear & Nose piercing - FREE Home Delivery Service to: o Bannockburn o Teesdale/Shelford o Inverleigh o Lethbridge o Batesford

- afterpay available - Roogenic Tea stockist - Passport Photos (Aust. & International)

* Other Products & Services - Loyalty Program * FREE to join * 5 cents for every $1 spent on non-prescription products is added to your loyalty (no expiry) * 20% Discount off gifts ALL YEAR - Baby Club * FREE to join * $5 bonus when joining * 10 cents for every $1 spent on mother & child products is added to your loyalty (no expiry * 20% Discount off gifts ALL YEAR - Extensive GIFTS to choose from, including: * Glasshouse & Circa Home * Handbags & Wallets * Jewellery * Robert Gordon * Fragrances * Aromatherapy & Wellbeing * Infants & children’s gifts

- MooGoo products - Natio - Nude by Nature - Sukin Organic Products

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Sell with a local agency who supports their community. Major Sponsors of: Bannockburn Football & Netball Club Bannockburn Men's Shed Bannockburn Inclusive Group Teesdale Cricket Club Inverleigh & District Good Friday Appeal SALES - RENTALS - COMMERCIAL

DEAN WILSON Sales Manager & Licensed Estate Agent

M 0418 521 322


ANDREW WILSON JULIE KAYE Director & Sales Consultant Licensed Estate AgentAn independent agency

Sales Associate

specialising in quality residential and rural lifestyle property.

M 0411 059 001

M 0452 498 254

M 0490 120 668

The team you can trust for your real estate needs... Servicing Inverleigh and Western Victoria.

48 Leigh News

Aerial view of Inverleigh looking West. Photo by James Patterson.

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