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Paul, ‘pride of Yea’ ● Yea’s Paul Bannan (pictured above by Vicky Lowe) was honoured at a ‘Pride of Australia’ medal ceremony in Melbourne on Monday. Paul is Murrindindi Shire’s current citizen of the year. Paul has been keen to say that the honours are shared with his fellow volunteers.

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■ ALMOST eight years after the horror of the 2009 Black Saturday fires, $698.5 million is about to be paid to victims. Lawyers are predicting that funds will be transferred to injured claimants prior to Christmas, next week. Other payments will be made early in 2017. Turn to Page 7

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■ Five emergency vehicles attended after a serious motor vehicle accident near Dairy Creek Rd, Homewood, about 3.45pm on Monday night (Dec. 12).A driver died at the scene. Police said the driver had been travelling west on the Goulburn Valley Hwy. Turn To Page 5

● Dr Gilles Laur ■ Alexandra Family Medical Centre has resorted to social media to scotch rumours. Jasmine Tobias posted on Facebook: “I believe it's crucial that I clarify a rumour that is going around in the community. We are unsure as to where the rumour has come from. “I would like to confirm that Dr Gilles Laur at Alexandra Family Medical Centre on Grant St is not leaving the community and has every intentions of being part of our community long term. The clinic is also bringing additional GPs to join the team here in the new year and has plans to expand into Eildon. We are very much here to stay.”

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● Leading Sen. Const. Jane Marks receives her award from Rotary Club of Seymour President, Ruth Byers

■ The Rotary Club of Seymour has named Leading Senior Constable Jane Marks as the recipient of the Community Police Officer of the Year award for the Seymour area. Accompanying her last week were her family, the nominating officer of the award, Senior Sergeant Dean Williams, and representing Victoria Police, Acting Inspector Ross Britain.

PREPARATIONS FOR CODE RED ■ Murrindindi Shire Council is flagging its arrangements on Code Red fire warning days. “Whilst the recent wet weather has delayed the start to the fire season, the conditions have been ideal for grass and vegetation growth,” says a Council statement released on Monday (Dec. 12). “As the weather warms up for summer, it is a reminder to all of the need to review bushfire prevention and preparation plans. “Council is well underway with its own annual fire prevention program and in planning for changes to its service delivery that will be required on days declared to have the highest fire danger, Code Red,

in the North Central Fire Ban District. “The likely reduction in the services offered by Council on a Code Red Day is set out in Council's Service Provision on Code Red Days Policy on Council's website. “The policy aims to ensure that Council staff, volunteers and members of the public are not placed in situations of undue risk on Code Red Days when conducting Council busi-

ness or accessing Council's services. Murrindindi Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Margaret Abbey said if a Code Red Day is announced, the clear message from the CFA is that people should enact their Bushfire Survival Plans and leave areas of high bushfire risk, either the night before, or early in the morning. "Council is likely to operate with altered or reduced service levels if a Code Red Day is declared. “We are talking about very dangerous weather conditions that pose extreme risk to life and property should a fire start," Ms Abbey said. Turn To Page 17

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Commission boss hits back Volunteers complete course

● Hillel Benedykt, Past Grand Master of Freemasons Victoria

5 scholarships at Middle Kinglake PS ■ A Past Grand Master of Freemasons Victoria, Hillel Benedykt, attended at Middle Kinglake Primary School on Monday (Dec. 12) to present five scholarships to local students. Mr Benedykt said: “I'm here once again to present scholarships to five students on behalf of Freemasons Victoria “It's very humbling. Freemasons have been supporting this and two other primary schools in the area that were destroyed by bushfires several years ago.”

Just Briefly Yea changeover

■ We hear that Andrew Seamers from Whanregarwen Pastoral has purchased the Yea Car Care (RACV) business, taking over on January 9. Renovations are said to be planned for the premises.

Local MHR visits

■ Communities surrounding Lake Eildon are invited to a celebration morning tea for the official launch of the Devil’s River mobile phone base station. The celebration will be held at 10.30am tomorrow (Thurs., Dec. 15) at the Herb Fitzroy Day Visitor Centre in the Fraser National Park. “The mobile phone base station is the second of 38 to be launched or upgraded across Indi under the Mobile Black Spot Program, funded by the Federal and State Governments, Telstra, Optus and local councils,” says a spokeswoman for Indi MHR Cathy McGowan. “Improvements to mobile reception will benefit residents, visitors, emergency services personnel and tourism operators in the area. Ms McGowan and Telstra General Manager Steve Tinker have extended an open invitation to celebrate the launch. “Come along and celebrate this great achievement for Murrindindi,” Ms McGowan said. “It is the result of local people lobbying effectively with council and the Indi Telecommunications Action Group,” Ms McGowan said. An announcement was made this month of an additional tower for Mt Dom Dom under Round 2 of the Program. People can RSVP for the morning tea invitation to 5721 7077 or cathy.mcgowan. mp@aph.gov.au

Pith and Par

■ Yea early morning simmer Grant Oppy says the Yea Swimming Pool now opens at 7am, rather than 6.30am, with life saving attendants pointing to sufficient daylight being required to view the bottom of the pool. ■ The renewed Country Club Hotel in Yea has some attractive exposed stonework on the eastern side of the building. ■ Nick Charles, outgoing Yea Rotary Exchange student, is off to Denmark next month.

● Ron Ben-David ■ Essential Services Commission Chair Dr Ron Ben-David has hit back at allegations made by Cr Eric Lording and ex-Cr Chris Healy about Murrindindi Shire rate increases. The Commission earlier this year allowed a 5.1 per cent rate increase, despite a 2.5 per cent cap put in place by the Andrews Labor Government. In a letter late last month to a Parliamentary Inquiry Into Rate Capping, Dr Ben-David said that the then-Councillors alleged that the Commission’s decision had been “politically motivated”. Dr Ben-David said ex-Cr Healy implied that the Commission coul have only reached its final decision if it had been subject to “some sort of external influence”. “These allegations are unfounded and wrong,” Dr BenDavid said late last month. “As a regulator established under our own Act of Parliament we take with great seriousness our responsibility to discharge our duties independently and impartially.”

■ The City of Whittlesea has successfully secured $8.1 million in state government funding to build seven community projects with $4.3 million to be invested into projects in the North Ward. Painted Hills Recreation Reserve and Community Soccer Centre in Doreen South ($3.925 million), Oakbank Boulevard Playground and Township Link project in Whittlesea ($220,000) and the Community Facilities Solar Photovoltaic Roll-out at 32 kindergartens and community centres ($200,000) are among the projects to receive the funding boost. - Whittlesea Review

Tablelands lit

● Back row: trainer Claire Taylor from GOTAFE, Doug Ridd. Middle row: Chrissi Ridd, Julie Olsen, Robyn Hickey, Christine Siciliano. Front row: Maureen Collard, Louise Flowers, Julie Nicholson, Greta Vallance ■ Volunteers from Visitor Infor"There are four Visitor Information Centres across Murrin- mation Centres in Murrindindi dindi Shire have completed their Shire, located in the townships of Certificate III in Tourism as part Alexandra, Eildon, Marysville of a training initiative delivered and Yea. through Goulburn Ovens Insti“The Centres are managed by tute of TAFE. Local Business and Tourism AsMurrindindi Shire Council sociations and Committees of Chief Executive Officer Marga- Management. ret Abbey said Council was “More than 90,000 people pleased to be able to support such have visited these Visitor Infora worthwhile training program. mation Centres in the last 12 "Volunteers play a vital role in months. assisting visitors who come to our "Despite the increasing numShire and work to ensure that our ber of visitors using online platVisitor Information Sessions are forms to seek information, our open as often as possible. Visitor Information Centres still “Council recognises and val- play a major role in helping visiues the significant contribution tors once they are in the region. that these volunteers make. “Not only can the visitor have "The course, which was de- an authentic experience by interlivered through a series of four acting face to face with local workshops, provided the 22 vol- people, they can also gain local unteers with the opportunity to knowledge on things to see and receive formal recognition for do around the Shire and purchase their existing skills, knowledge local produce, souvenirs and and experience and to further gifts", said MsAbbey. ■ Further information about bebuild on that experience. "Subjects completed included coming a volunteer can be found conducting safe work practices, on Council's website at enhancing the customer experi- www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au or ence, meeting customer needs, by contacting Council on 5772 and building technology skills and 0333. - Contributed confidence.

Saleyards works start ■ Murrindindi Shire Council has commenced Stage 2 development works at the Yea Saleyards. The works are funded through the Australian Government's National Stronger Regions Fund, and will increase sales capacity and provide additional comfort for livestock, clients and employees. Mayor and Yea Saleyards Committee of Management representative, Cr Charlie Bisset, said that both Council and the Section 86 86 Committee of Management were pleased to see Stage 2 works begin. They elieve that the upgrades will not only provide better facilities for existing clients, but will also attract

What The Papers Say $8.1 million growth

● Works have started at the Yea Saleyards new clients to the freeing up formal sellSaleyards. ing pens. The scales "Works will include and scale house will the construction of 32 be a key draw card for holding pens, scales both vendors and buyand scale house, forc- ers, adding to the exing pen and fixed B- isting advantages of Double loading ramp, selling and buying as well as a roof to through the Saleyards. cover the new holding “Works will be pens and the existing scheduled on non-sale hospital pen. "The addition of days with the Project new holding pens will on track for compleallow cattle to be held tion in mid 2017,” said for longer periods, Cr Bisset. - Contributed both pre and post sale,

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H’wood fatality Police say that a driver died at the crash scene at Homewood on Monday afternoon. It is believed a car travelling west on the Goulburn Valley Hwy left the road and wentdown an embankment about 3.45pm. The car crashed into a tree and immediately caught fire which also caused a grass fire nearby. CFA were in attendance and contained the fire. Identification of the deceased is still underway. The highway was closed between Strath Creek and WhittleseaYea Rds.

■ Tarcombe’s Peter Saglietti and Ruffy’s Phil Brown were showered with praise and the Tablelands Community Centre was showered with Christmas lights last week after they decorated the Californian redwood that has become the centrepiece of the Tablelands Christmas party. This signature event on the Tablelands’ social calendar attracted close to 100 community members from Caveat, Terip, Tarcombe, Longwood East, Ruffy and even a few from Euroa. - Granite News

Second chance

■ A woman who appeared in Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was lucky to be given a second chance by Magistrate John O’Callaghan, commented the Courier. The former Piries resident was charged with the theft of a motor vehicle, which was subsequently destroyed by fire. Her appearance in court was part of a successful police operation which had led to the arrest and conviction of her ex-partner for offences involving arson and burglary. In her case, she was charged with the theft of a hire car. She is also liable for a payout of $28,000 to the car hire company, as the car was subsequently destroyed by her ex-partner. - Mansfield Courier

Coldstream stories

■ Stories from Coldstream’s past and present are being broadcast around the world, with a new YouTube channel launched to put the town on the map. Coldstream Stories, a channel featuring videos of Coldstream residents young and old, was officially launched at the Coldstream Community Centre, on Friday, November 25. The channel is an off-shoot of the Melba Group project, a part of the township group, Coldstream Voice, working to establish a pathway between the Melba Estate and Coldstream proper. - Mountain Views Mail

Extra paramedics

■ Yarra Ranges’s emergency services will be boosted, with the State Government approving an extra 14 paramedics for Lilydale. The Government announced the expansion and new ambulance station as part of its $500 million investment in five years. Leader previously reported emergency services in the Yarra Ranges would have a state-of-the-art $3.5 million ambulance station built in Lilydale (Leader, July 12). - Lilydale Leader

Disabled left

■ A disability support service is furious with Nillumbik Council’s decision to renege on its Liveable Nillumbik project. The Diamond Valley Leader last week reported that the shire’s plan to build 40-50 dwellings on the old Hurstbridge High School site had been scrapped by the new council on November 22. The land will be retained as open space. It was earmarked as a residential development for the elderly and families with an adult child who has a disability by the previous council, a project known as Liveable Nillumbik. - Diamond Valley Leader


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● The 16 graduating students of Yea Primary School held a graduation night, and were pictured outside Beaufort Manor.

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Yea features in press ■ A visit to Yea was the subject of a feature story in Saturday’s Age newspaper. Photo-journalist Richard Cornish recommended six suggestions to Spectrum supplement readers: ■ the Yea Races (Saturday sees the Christmas meeting with the Sister Olive handicap), ■ the Y Water Discovery Centre, ■ the Great Victorian Rail Trail, ■ the Yea Peppercorn Hotel, ■ Sedona Estate, and ■ Yea Emporium. edit or@L ocalP aper or@LocalP aper..com. om.aa u “Yea has the most with Ash Long, Editor wonderful convivial vibe,” said The Age. “For the cause that lacks assistance, “Its historic streets are ‘Gainst the wrongs that need resistance dotted with commuFor the future in the distance, nity gardens where And the good that we can do” vegies are grown with an invitation for people years, and Andrew hear Deputy Mayor Cr to help themselves.” and family are looking Sandice McAulay on to retire. UGFM’s Good MornAndrew and broth- ing Murrindindi on ers Peter, John and Saturday, talking withJim have been in- out script or editing. volved in a number of Sandice has a reguYea businesses over lar spot, with a focus the decades. on Taggerty, where There have been she and partner long, long hours. Who ‘Gossy’ (Ray Goss) can remember the run the store. fruit and vegetables It was an example section of the High St of how the community shop? message can be delivAn official an- ered without the need nouncement about the of ‘spin doctoring’. Amble Inn Cafe will ● Andrew Vlamis be made soon. ■ We will have more news next week, but it looks likely that a ■ Congratulations to chapter in Yea’s history the storekeepers of may come to a close Yea and the Christsoon with the Amble mas decorations in Inn Cafe likely to their shops. change hands later Long Shots took a this month. quick amble along Andrew Vlamis arHigh St to see a numrived in Australia ber of stores full of from Greece in 1969. Christmas signwriting He and brother Peter and decorations. made a trip to AlexThere were many, andra on Queen’s ● Sandice McAulay but amongst those that Birthday Weekend, ■ There is room for many media voices in caught our eye were: 1972. Yea Emporium, St They were check- Murrindindi. ing out the possibility In the past, Murr- Luke’s Op Shop, Yea of buying the Alex. indindi Council has Pharmacy, Yea Takebusiness, their car felt the need to engi- Away, Your Wardbroke down, and they neer Councillor’s Col- robe, Landmark, Yea stayed the night at a umns, with every word Bakery, the old variYea motel, catching a edited by the Shire’s ety store, Yea Sweet feed at the Amble Inn Communications De- Co, Just Coffee, Gallery 34, Nice, Marmpartment. Cafe. It was refreshing to alades, Rendezvous

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Santa in Yea ■ Father Christmas getting ready for a ‘Santa run’ around the Yea township on Christmas Eve (Sat., Dec. 24), courtesy of his many helpers at the the Yea CFA. Santa will travel on the back of a Yea fire truck from 3pm for a run around the streets of Yea. Santa is also preparing for a long drive around the Kinglake West streets, starting from the Kinross farm. See details in this issue.

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GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 9.6.5.3. Lotto Numbers: 9.15.26.35.36.3. Promises made under present aspects may not be relied upon. Make sure you know what you are doing and what you want before embarking on any new venture. Luck comes in many ways and could be at the right time. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 4.6.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.25.29.8.4 Romance looks great for the singles and family extensions for the married. Bargains around for the home shoppers. Your concentration could be off centre at work so take each task carefully ( accident prone). LEO: (July 23-August 22) Lucky Colour: Violet Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 4.6.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 4.7.12.26.35.36. Be cautious in all your financial dealings, plan ahead and you'll succeed. Your ability to talk anybody into anything can advance your career prospects quite spectacularly. Contacts from the past can return favours owed. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 3.6.9.5. Lotto Numbers: 9.5.12.24.45.40. Make sure you don't overspend on the things you don't really want. You should be in amore benevolent mood and the time should b passing pleasantly. In romantic partnerships the pace is really up to you. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 8.6.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 8.12.26.35.40.22. A rather restless period, don't be caught gossiping or repeating hearsay. In the romantic sense this could be the start of something big. Career wise there is no limit to how far you can go if you apply yourself. SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Mauve Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 5.2.3.1. Lotto Numbers: 5.12.23.32.20.3. Information you receive could be of great interest to those that can advance your career affairs. Many opportunities to further romantic ties is indicated, return of a special someone for many.

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TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: Peach Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 5.6.2.3. Lotto Numbers: 5.12.24.40.26.33. Should be the start of a great period for you. Take whatever comes your way, wiser to let others do the organizing. Double check any financial schemes that involves partnership monies.

● Glen Rohan ■ Glen Rohan, the loveable publisher of North By North-East magazine, has died. Glen passed away on November 29 from cancer. He and wife Lynnda started the magazine in May 2011. Long Shots knew Glen as far back as the 1970s from his involvement in suburban newspapers such as The Melbourne Times, Richmond Times, Emerald Hill and Sandridge Times, and Metropolitan News. The North By North-East team has just published their 50th issue, which included Glen's last piece, written two days prior to his passing.

SAGITTARIUS: (November23- December20) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Saturday Racing Numbers: 5.6.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 5.12.45.40.9.7. Take life as it comes as there wont be any reason not to enjoy yourself. For many money can be coming in faster than it is going out ( surprising as it seems). Romantically it may be wanting to get it off with the new and uncertain how to get out of the old. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Dark Blue Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.15.26.36.37. Sudden changes in plans can throw you off balance, make sure you keep any extreme tendencies under control.You could tend to go overboard on physical activities at the expense of your love life. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Silver Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 4.6.5.2. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.26.35.5.1. It could be a case of too many parties and too many friends. Could be wise to refuse at least half of the social activities offered. Most will be doing and saying the right things at the right time. For the ambitious fulfillment of life's aims. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 4.6.8.9. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.26.39.8.33. The right time to ask favours from fate and those in the position to help your career plans. The belief that you can accomplish anything can bring surprising if not spectacular results.

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Mr Jack Russell raises concerns over report ■ Yea resident Mr Jack Russell has mailed a ‘Concerns Notice’ to us about The Local Paper’s report (‘Russell admits he is not a ‘returned man’, Nov. 30). Mr Russell alleges that he has been defamed by the publication of this report, particularly by the inclusion in the report of comments made in 2014 by Michael Annett, Chief Executive of the Victorian Branch of the RSL. He says an adjoining report, with comments quoted from a Leader Newspapers article from 2014 by journalist Kylie Adoranti, also defames him. That report quotes La Trobe University psychological science associate professor Arthur Stukas, and clinicial psychologist Bill Johnson. Mr Russell accuses The Local Paper of publishing the report, and the separate boxed report on the same page, with malicious intent. Mr Russell’s formal ‘Concerns Notice’ arrived at the newspaper’s head office on December 7. We address these concerns, in publication, at the first opportunity, in the first available issue following receipt of Mr Russell’s notice. We have also sought to ameliorate Mr Russell’s concerns with an exchange of correspondence, and a personal visit to his home on Sunday (Dec. 11). In his notice, Mr Russell called upon the previous week’s Local Paper to be removed and destroyed. Mr Russell sought an unequivocal retraction, and apology, and/or monetary settlement. He foreshadowed that if these actions were not undertaken, he reseved the right to sue in the Supreme Court of Victoria for defamation, seeking damages of up to $250,000. Mr Russell says he has been harmed by our publication. Mr Russell said in his ‘Concerns Notice’ that he was defamed by the statement that he had

Just Briefly Santa’s schedule

■ Kinglake West Fire Brigade has published the timetable for Santa’s visit on Saturday (Dec. 17). The times are approximate, and families are asked to listen for the fire truck siren: 9.30am. National Park Rd, Ryan Rd, Rae St. Pine Ridge Rd 10.45am. Macs Rd. 11am. Kinross 11.20am. Stony Creek 11.30am. Monarch Crt 12 Noon. Coombs Rd. 12.30pm. Top end, Humevale Rd. 1.30pm. Edenvale Cres, Amlyn Crt, Nagle Way, Kestrel Lane, Plover Way, Peregrine Dve. 2pm. Kings Rd. 2.30pm. Jouvelet St. 2.45pm.Watsons Rd. 3pm. Wallaby Way, Koala Dr, Lyrebird Dr 3.30pm. Marks Rd. 4pm. Watsons Rd. Jorgensen Pde

Final 2016 meeting

■ The final 2016 meeting for Murrindindi Shire Council is due to be held from 6pm on Wednesday, December 21, at the Alexandra council chambers. The first meeting for 2017 is due to be held at 6pm, Wednesday, January 25, at the Yea council chambers.

Fire danger time

■ The Fire Danger Period for Murrindindi Shire commenced on Monday morning (Dec. 8). Vsit the CFA website (www.cfa.vic.gov.au/ can) for more information on what activities can be undertaken during the Fire Danger Period. You must have a permit to conduct a burnoff. Authorities will be undertaking a zero tolerence approach for contraventions of the CFA Act. ● Share your local news with all our readers. editor@LocalPaper.com.au

The Local Paper FROM THE EDITOR been convicted of unlawful assault and (of) trespass. Mr Russell has since made enquiries of the Court to discover that convictions were indeed recorded by Magistrate Stuthridge at Seymour Magistrates’ Court last month. We accept, in good faith, Mr Russell’s statement that he was unaware of the convictions at the time he raised this concern with us. Mr Russell says he is concerned that the quotes from the Leader newspaper, republished in The Local Paper, had the implication that he was equalto people charged by Police impersonating a returned soldier. We made no such suggestion. Mr Russell says he has held affiliate, nonserving RSL membership at a number of subbranches. Mr Russell says that he was entitled to identify himself as a “returned man”, and he says he has a receipt to indicate his Yea RSL membership money was paid in advance this year. Mr Russell has pointed to his family’s links as serving members. Yea RSL Sub-Branch President, Jeffrey Swain, advises The Local Paper that Mr Russell is not a member of the sub-branch, and that the membership payment paid by Mr Russell was refunded by cheque. Mr Russell denies that he has impersonated soldiers, has engaged in strategic self-preservation, sought personal profit at the expense of others, wanted social approval, had a lack or remorse, and that there was an implication of false association. Mr Russell asks us to note that when he made

the comment that he was a “returned man” to the Court at the time when a Remembrance Day hearing was being considered, he was in an “emotional condition”. He says he did so to have the matter relisted from November 11 to November 14, a period of three days. “Note: Returned Soldier is not ‘Returned Man’,” Mr Russell said. Mr Russell accused The Local Paper of acting in concert with the President of the Yea and Kinglake RSL Sub-Branch. The only contact between The Local Paper and Mr Swain, prior to Mr Russell’s ‘Concerns Notice’, has been to enquire about the correct spelling of an RSL scholarship winner’s name. Mr Russell said there had been no attempt by any authority to contact him. Mr Russell says that his comments, provided to The Local Paper, should not have been published unless in full. Mr Russell said he sought ‘right of reply’ without media comment. We say that our report has not defamed Mr Russell. We have certainly not been malicious at any time or in any way. We say that the substance of our report (‘Russell admits he is not a ‘returned man’) carried Mr Russell’s own words, including his apology to the public. We say that by supplying these written words for publication, we had the authority of Mr Russell to do so. We did not change the wording supplied by Mr Russell. Reasons of space demanded that some of Mr Russell’s other comments were not included. An Editor is obliged to edit. We say that we have always been fair and reasonable to Mr Russell, and published almost all of his submissions throughout the year. As a newspaper, we always try to be accurate, fair and reasonable to all. If Mr Russell

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$698.5M PAYOUT FOR BUSHFIRE VICTIMS ■ Justices Forrest and Dixon of the Supreme Court of Victoria last week made rulings approving administration costs in the Black Saturday bushfire class actions, clearing the way for lawyers Maurice Blackburn to distribute nearly $700 million in compensation, The alwyers say that personal injury claimants can expect to be paid by the end of this year, and people who suffered economic loss and property damage should be paid in early 2017. Maurice Blackburn Principal Brooke Dellavedova said "It’s been a long, hard fight in Court followed by a long, hard administration process to get to this point. “The length and complexity of the process has been trying for survivors already traumatised by the Black Saturday bushfires. “We’re pleased the process is drawing to a close and heartened by the Court’s endorsement of the settlement administration. “The money won’t change what has happened, but we’re looking forward to distributing much needed compensation to those affected". Justice Forrest has described the process as “an unprecedented settlement administration in tort class action”. During a hearing this month, his Justice Forrest said: “I think we can say on behalf of the Court we are satisfied that the appropriate steps have been taken in both cases to endeavour to distribute the money and the funds to people who need it, as quickly and as efficient as possible. “We congratulate the administrator and his team on that.” Justice Forrest said: “This demonstrates that the class action process works ... it shows that when it is properly managed, many substantially disadvantaged and affected people can recover compensation that they would otherwise not have been able to ob-

feels we have not met this standard, then we do unequivocally apologise to him. We do have the honest belief that we have published all of Mr Russell’s many submissions during the year as best that a local newspaper can do, with limited resources. On Sunday this week, we again offered Mr Russell the space to publish his version in this issue without editing. Mr Russell believes that timing was not suitable to him. He may consider lodging a further item for publication for our December 21 issue, or in the New Year. Given the coming holiday break, The Local Paper has sought a solution for Mr Russell’s concerns in as expeditious a way as possible. Our invitation for Mr Russell to submit his version for publication remains open. Mr Russell has raised other concerns with us, but has marked that correspondence as ‘confidential’. We will respect that request at this time. We advised Mr Russell on Monday afternoon as a courtesy that we would be publishing this article. We sent him a preview of this page. He requested changes, all of which we made. In earlier correspondence, he had invited us to express our “right of reply”. The Local Paper upholds standards of community service, civility, honesty, accuracy and fairness. It concerns us equally when people voice a concern that we could have done better Being an involved, energetic local newspaper will always bring us close to the centre of issues where there are always varied opinions, and people have differing versions of their ‘truth’. We are the first to apologise if we run short of these aims. In this example, we truly believe we have done our best to be open, transparent, accountable and fair, in a matter of public interest. - Ash Long, Editor, Local Media Pty Ltd

Local Snippets Witnesses wanted

■ Tallarook Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a truck in Hilldene on Friday. Police have been told a blue Hyundai 4WD was travelling north on the Hume Hwy about 12.15pm when it collided with the rear of a semi-trailer travelling in the same direction. The car lost control and rolled into an embankment on the left hand side of the highway, trapping the driver inside. The driver and sole occupant, a 43-yearold Wodonga woman, was freed from the car by emergency services and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old man from Queanbeyan, NSW, was uninjured and stopped at the scene to rendered assistance. Investigators urge anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 33 000.

Consultation OK

● Justice Jack Forrest At the hearing last week, the Court and group members had their first opportunity to hear from the independent cost assessor appointed by the Court to review costs incurred in administering the settlement scheme. John White endorsed the appropriateness, efficiency and accuracy of the complex distribution process, giving evidence that: “My view, having examined a great deal of material, is that the Scheme was thoughtfully considered in the first place, implemented properly and accurately and efficiently; that as problems arose, they were expeditiously dealt with and there are not problems that I can see generally that would have been foreseen,” Mr White said.

■ John Hamill, Chief Executive Officer of the Essential Services Commission, has told a Parliamentary Inquiry that his organisation believed Murrindindi Shire Council had “sufficient relevant consultation” with the public on its infrastucture renewal needs, when considering its rate rise campaign. “It did not consult on the issue of service levels,” Mr Hamill told the Inquiry. “An outline of the Council’s consultation that occurred is set out in the Commission’s decision.”

Student to return

■ Bruna Oliviera, from Brazil, is due to return to her home nation on January, after being the Rotary Club of Yea’s inbound exchange student.

Memorial grants

■ Veteran organisations, councils and community groups are being invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to assist with restoration work required on war memorials


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Sports Briefs Yea U12 Cricket

■ Friday night saw the Tigers playing Alexandra at the Yea High School oval due to some ground improvements to the Rec. Alexandra batted first and their opening partnership got their innings off to a strong start with lots of boundaries putting the Tigers on the back foot. The narrow pitch put some of the Yea bowlers off resulting in a number of wides for the night, but all in all Yea fought back and kept the rest of their batsmen to single figures. Fielding was good and as everyone wants a crack at wicket keeping this week saw Angus Antrobus pull on the gloves and he did a good job and remembered everything we told him on Wednesday night. Alexandra ended their innings on 166 after 24 overs Yea's innings saw the batting order change again just so the first year boys are batting with some older kids to show them some tips like when to run and fallout nice and loud. Again all Yea’sbatsmen contributed to the score and defended their wicket strongly. With a couple of our big hitters away this week Yea lacked a bit of firepower but Riz still showed Alex that Yea were going to fight it out till the end with some nice 4s and a big 6. Yea ended up falling short with a respectable 108, good game Tigers. This weekend has Yea travelling to Kilmore for our last game this side of Christmas. ■ Yea Under 14 had a bye. - Donna Slevin

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CEACA offers courses ■ CEACA , the ‘Continuing Education and Arts Centre of Alexandra’, is offering a number of courses in 2017. A CEACAspokeswoman says the largest projected employment growth industry is the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, according to the Department of Employment. “The aging Australian population and the introduction of the NDIS will see the increased need for aged and disabilities carer to be in high demand, as will support in educational settings.”

Studying or training at CEACAin Alexandra, the only local Registered Training Organisation, is suggested. “On offer are new and exciting opportunities, come in and chat with staff about exploring the possibilities of a new career or courses to obtain employment within the local area. “We have access through our partnership with Wodonga TAFE to offer a large variety

of courses, as well as our own, that can be delivered right here in Murrindindi Shire. “Classes can be held online, face to face and/or with tutorial/study groups in locations around the shire-dependant on numbers. “Our friendly, helpful and supportive trainers and staff will be with you every step of the way along your training journey. “Contact CEACA today on 57721238 or www.ceaca. com.au to find out more.” - Contributed

Rotary Club of Yea fundraiser

Yea A-Grade Cricket

■ Saturday saw Yea host Alexandra at the Yea Recreation Reserve in the first week of their round 7 A-Grade two-day match. Yea captain Cam Armstrong won the toss and elected to bat first. James Clavarino and Dan O'Dwyer opened the batting and did a fine job seeing the Tigers safely to drinks without the loss of a wicket. Three quick wickets saw Yea's innings wobble somewhat, however Armstrong and Ryan Akers came to the crease and set about steadying the ship, before accelerating to see Yea to 3/108 at afternoon tea. The loss of Armstrong (47) and Akers (20) initiated another collapse for Yea before some late order hitting from Brad Clements dragged the total to 162 all out. This left Alexandra with an uncomfortable 35 minutes to bat before the close of play. Clements struck in the third over with a terrific Yorker to bowl one of the Alex openers. Andrew Chisholm trapped another Alexandra batsmen LBW the following over and Clements had another caught down the leg side to leave Alex reeling at 3/10 at the close of play and Yea well on top. Next Saturday will see the second day’s play as Yea attempt to return to the winners’ list and consolidate a place in the top four. ■ B-Grade had the bye this week and will return to action this weekend away against Nagambie. - Andrew Chisholm

● Yea Rotarians David Anderson, Richard Forde and John Sinclair were in High St on Saturday to sell raffle tickets for the Meg Heres painting as part of next month’s Art Show.

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■ The first round of the annual Foodworks Murrindindi Masters was played in ideal conditions on Saturday. The course was in excellent shape and consequently some good scores were recorded. Some 18 Yea players travelled to Marysville for the event and all enjoyed the day. Di Elliot was the only Yea player to finish in the winner's circle however. Di's 31 points won her second place in the ladies BGrade section. The mini masters winner for the ladies was Helen Findlay of Alexandra with a fine 39 points. Terry Chaplin and Rick Wills both had good rounds of 36 points but neither was a trophy winner in their section. The star of the day was junior player Dean Malley of Eildon. Dean won the mens Masters last year and started of this year's event in style with 42 points from his handicap of 11. The next round of the event is at Eildon on January 14. - Gary Pollard

● Students with the AYCE program at Yea High School visited Parliament House in Canberra last month. ■ Indi MHR Cathy McGowan has congratulated students and staff at Alexandra Secondary College and Yea High School ahead of presentation events to be held today (Wed.) and tomorrow (Thurs.) and keep them engaged in secondary educa"I have been impressed with the students and tion. staff during my trip to Alexandra Secondary “It's important to visit the schools to see these College in February this year and the visit from programs in action so I can continue to lobby Yea High School AYCE program students in effectively for federal support that meets the Parliament House in November," Ms Mc- needs of rural and regional students." Gowan said. Ms McGowan invites schools to phone her "It will be an honour to congratulate them on office on 5721 7077 for information about school a year of hard work and achievements. visits to Parliament House and sitting dates. "Both schools offer specific models of eduFunding information is available at cation that meet their students' specific needs www.cathymcgowan.com.au

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Code Red Days

■ The Council spokeswoman said: Some key points of interest from Council's Code Red Day Policy include: ■ Travel and Meetings: Any Council meetings and scheduled meetings of delegated committees will be cancelled. All non-essential travel by Council Staff will also be cancelled, as will any outdoor works and nonessential property inspections. ■ Council Offices: As far as practicable, customer and library services will be offered during normal opening hours at the Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea offices on Code Red days. The Mobile Library will not operate on Code Red days due to the requirement to restrict non-essential travel. ■ Local Laws: Officers will continue to respond to emergency callouts but will postpone all travel related to non-essential services provided by Council. ■ Resource Recovery Centres (RRCs):All RRCs and Alexandra Landfill will be closed. ■ Kerbside Waste Collection:Waste collections will take place where practicable, but may commence earlier than usual on days declared 'Code Red'. ■ Community Services: Family Day Care and In Home Child Care services will operate in accordance with Department of Education and Training Victoria directives to local primary and secondary education facilities. Child care will continue to be offered, subject to educator availability, in Eildon, Alexandra and Yea. Services based in areas where local schools are directed to close on Code Red Days will not operate. Maternal and Child Health Services in Yea and Alexandra will operate as normal (subject to staff availability). Services will not operate in Eildon, Toolangi, Marysville, Kinglake and Flowerdale due to elevated risk associated with travelling. Council's Aged and Disability Services will be restricted to essential services. Where possible, contact will be made with vulnerable clients informing them of service restrictions. ■ Pools, Parks and Recreation Reserves: Alexandra and Yea swimming pools will be the only pools to operate on Code Red Days, subject to qualified staff being available. Council-managed outdoor recreation reserves, parks and the Great Victorian Rail Trail will in the main remain open for use but people should remain alert to the conditions. “In the event of a Code Red Day being declared, Council will update information regarding any changes to service on its website at www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au. Code Red days are generally confirmed by CFA the evening before and may be predicted up to four days in advance. "This policy is about protecting our staff and the community. We do not want to see people put at risk during the State's highest fire danger rating day. We also want to ensure that fires do not accidently start due to our outdoor operations", said Ms Abbey. “In an emergency, the role of Murrindindi Shire Council is to provide support to key response agencies such as the CFA and Victoria Police and to coordinate relief and recovery efforts within Murrindindi Shire. "Council's Code Red Policy ensures sufficient staff resources can be re-deployed to emergency response planning functions and, in the event of a fire, provide support to fire fighting agencies and emergency relief centres", said Ms Abbey. “Council's Code Red Policy is available on its website at www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au by searching 'Code Red Day Policy' or at Council offices in Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake.”

Bowls Extra More Yea losses ■ Midweek. Dec. 6. Kilmore 79, 14 d Eildon 71, 2. Seymour 87, 16 d Yea 43, 0. Seymour 93, 16 d Broadford 51, 0. Wallan 110, 16 d Alexandra 43, 0. Div. 1. Dec. 10. Broadford 99, 15 d Wallan 89, 3. Kilmore 126, 18 d Seymour 77,0. Alexandra 106, 14 d Eildon 84, 4. Seymour VRI 98, 16 d Yea 85, 2. Div. 2. Dec. 10. Kilmore Blue 73, 13 d Seymour 1 69, 3. Wallan Yellow 95, 16 d Alexandra Blue 36, 0. Kilmore White 82, 14 d Broadford 67, 2. Alexandra Maroon 85, 16 d Seymour 2 55, 0. Seymour VRI 15, 16 d Wallan White 0,0.


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Farm Houses of Australia is a premium boutique design and construction company, based on the Mornington Peninsula, and building anywhere in Victoria. We offer a bespoke, individual design and construction service where every element of your home is custom-designed to suit you and your land. Whether your style is American, Attic, Beach, Colonial, Federation, Heritage, Ranch, Victorian or Classic Australiana, we ensure that each home built by Farm Houses of Australia is of an award winning standard. This stunning and attractive home boasts all the external features one would expect in a traditional country dwelling. Finials and fenestrations adorn the dormers and gables, and timber balustrades with molded hand rail surround the Australian Iron bark decking and balconies. A 35 degree, high pitched roof gives the home stature and bearing, whilst the crisp color combination is both traditional and contemporary. A replacement for a home lost in the Black Saturday bush fires, the owner’s desire was to create a special home with an exterior to harmonious with their rural property and an interior design which was functional, energy efficient and comfortable. This has been achieved by fitting the home with the highest quality fixtures, including a glass fire-box wood heater which is a feature of the down stairs living area. The Energy efficiency of this heating is enhanced by the exposed flue on the upper level which radiates warmth into the bedrooms upstairs. Solar hot water and northerly facing living rooms increase the passive solar functionality. Spotted gum timber flooring downstairs is a feature of the home, as are the pitched and coffered ceilings to all upstairs rooms which create interesting ceiling planes and evoke the charm and ambiance of a by-gone era. “We found the team at Farmhouses of Australia to be helpful, thoughtful, and co-operative during all phases of design and construction.� - David and Teresa, 'Kinglake'

The quintessential Australian Farm House, the Ferny Hill Merricks flawlessly combines the best of the new with the most desirable aspects of the traditional. A ranch style home set in a rural landscape and surrounded by extensive decks and verandahs, it is the epitome of luxurious country living. Designed for a young growing family, the needs of each member were incorporated into a house plan which functioned perfectly for the family 12 years ago, and continues to meet their needs today. With 5 bedrooms, and 4 separate living areas, the home is an entertainers dream. Each living area is cleverly situated to allow guests and family members to engage in separate activities yet remain connected, and areas not in use can be zoned off from the central living areas thus increasing energy efficiency.

phone: 5975 7289 w: farmhouses.com.au e: design@farmhouses.com.au Member of Building Designers Association of Victoria


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Alexandra

Eildon

Alexandra

NE W

Alexandra

Impressive brick home, freshly painted • Lounge/Dining, wood heater and split systems • 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite, walk in robes & split system • Kitchen with walk in pantry, family sized bathroom • Double garage with internal access • Established parklike gardens, generous block approx. 1619 sqm. Short stroll to Goulburn River $438,000

Banksia Park Located in lovely park like setting • Neat and well-presented 2 Bedroom unit • Spacious lounge/ dining with floor heating and split system • North facing undercover patio, ideal for entertaining. • Good sound investment, well worth inspection $190,000

Alexandra

Alexandra

A Must See Property • Neat & well presented 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Approx. 3 acres, 1 dam & town water • Separate lounge, wood heater, verandahs all round • In ground swimming pool • 5kw solar power, good shedding $4 29 ,000 429 29,000 View By Appointment landmarkharcourts.com.au/LAX4664

Location Says it All! • Spacious brick veneer home, • 1009sqm. block • Three bedrooms with built in robes • Two spacious living areas • Galley style kitchen with dining area • Double lock-up garage/workshop and carport. $355,000

Lifestyle opportunity • 200acres 81Ha mostly bush with about 50ac cleared • 2 bedroom timber weathertex home with great views • Huge deck, multiple large colorbond sheds Eildon

• Huge shedding 21m x21m, workshop • Floodlit, steel cattle yards • 20min to Alexandra, 10 Min to Lake Eildon 2 hrs Melbourne $795,000

Eildon

• Separate self–contained man cave with power • 10min to Lake Eildon, 20 min to Alexandra $549,000

Taylor Bay

NEW

PRICE

Kanumbra

Impressive Grazing Lifestyle Property: • 353 Ac 146Ha undulating hill country • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home, lovely gardens • Magnificent views, beautiful gardens • Abundant water supply 10 dams 9 tanks

‘Seclusion, Size & Space’ • Three bedroom, one bathroom, cedar home • 43.14 Ha 107Ac of undulating hills and ridges • Superb northerly aspect plus lookouts with expansive views • Totally private setting with 3 dams • Weekend getaway or permanent move to tranquil space $350,000

Maintongoon

Alexandra

Located opposite the lake Eildon pondage and backing onto parkland • 3 bedroom brick home with study or 4th bedroom • Master bedroom with ensuite

Ideal Holiday Retreat • Open plan kitchen, dining & lounge room • Two good sized bedrooms • Huge 2nd living/3rd bedroom • Great outdoor entertainment area • Lovely outlook, lots of potential $195,000 View By Appointment landmarkharcourts.com.au/LAX4666

100 Acres - fully fenced • Numerous house sites with northerly aspect views • One large, good dam with Mature trees • Located in private lane enroute to Mt Buller and Lake Eildon $285,000

Nestled on the banks of Lake Eildon • 1 acre, direct Lake frontage • Fully furnished solid brick home • 2 queen bedrooms & bunk room • 2 living areas with modern kitchen • Huge undercover BBQ area • Jetty licence & Barbie day boat $485, 000 W .I. W.O . $485,000 W.I. .I.W View By Appointment landmarkharcourts.com.au/LAX4645

Alexandra

. • Large living and dining room • Huge 1665sqm black with double lock-up garage and woodshed. $345,000

Sales Specialis 18 115 55774 Specialistt I Belinda Hocking 04 0418 Sales Specialist I Judy Richards 0419 527 923 Property Manager I Sarah Brockhus 0457 537 222

“ Ardrellan” • Impressive designer home on 9.1 Ac 3.68Ha • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, guest powder room & home office • Hostess Kitchen with walk in pantry and stone benches

• Open plan living with 2 combustion wood heaters and split systems • Self-contained bungalow and huge colour bond lock up shed • Abundant water supply with water tanks and 2 dams.

Landmark Harcourts Alexandra 56 Grant Street, Alexandra I 5772 3444 w w w.landmarkhar .landmarkharcc ourts. ourts.cc om.au

The Local Paper. December 14, 2016  

The Local Paper. December 14, 2016

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