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A competitor in the Mt Martha triathlon passes the the Watson Road/Esplanade intersection. Bikes were stored in the gravel car park opposite the shopping centre. Picture: Keith Platt “Road rules ignored in race to finish” Page 5 Mr Allen estimated the event caused a three per cent loss in sales. “It didn’t affect us as much as I thought,” he said. “There was a bit of a downturn, but we have been down lately. Our customers may have done some pre-shopping before the weekend.”



The clash of dates with the 19-yearold Clean-Up Australia Day left many organisers scratching their heads. “It just shouldn’t have happened,” Bird Rock beach coordinator Di Lewis said. “We can’t understand why Mornington Peninsula Shire doesn’t have a

coordinated program showing which events are on and if they will clash.” The mix-up prompted some soulsearching among councillors. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the council was “very concerned and is seeking some changes to the way we

do things so we are all on the ‘same page. There was some confusion,” he said. “We thought we had fixed it up last year but there was a clash again. We have asked officers to review our procedures so it doesn’t happen again.” Continued Page 6


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THE triathlon which turned Mt Martha’s main road into a racetrack last weekend was described as an overwhelming success by organisers and a blow to business by traders. “It was a sell-out with 650 competitors – including 100 kids on the Saturday – and we couldn’t have fitted any more in,” said Sufferfest owner Scott Hollow, who runs similar events all over Australia. “We have got feedback from competitors and just about all said it was one of the best they had been in – on perhaps the best course in Australia.” The triathlon saw the Esplanade between Mt Martha and Mornington closed for six hours on Sunday. The organiser paid $160 for a permit from Mornington Peninsula Shire which was not formally issued until three days before the event. VicRoads gave Sufferfest free use of roads but did not suspend normal road rules. Mr Hollow, a Mt Martha resident, estimated the event drew 2000 people to the area over the 3-4 March weekend – with 10 per cent from interstate and about half from outside Mt Martha. “It must have been good for local businesses.” But traders saw the day through different eyes. Butcher Ken Roane and IGA supermarket owner Rod Allen both said they were down on sales – especially on the Sunday. “We were really knocked around – probably down 30-40 per cent,” Mr Roane said. “We were down probably 50 customers because the competitors took up all the car parks. “Saturday wasn’t too bad, but we may as well have shut up shop on the Sunday. “Customers either couldn’t get to the shop or couldn’t get a parking space.”


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Protection priority for green wedge Keith Platt MORNINGTON Peninsula residents are being asked their views on future uses of land within the green wedge zone. The zone accounts for 70 per cent of the Mornington Peninsula and, according to the mayor Cr Bryan Payne, is “one of Melbourne’s most important long-term assets”. Although it has a green wedge management plan – now under review – the state government and its planning minister can overrule the shire. The green wedge includes many properties that are not large enough to be run as profit-making farms but can be economical if used for other commercial activities. Land within the green wedge is not automatically recognised as a site for a dwelling and it is the encroachment of housing into the green wedge that most concerns councillors and environmentalists. However, the large scale activities most often proposed by developers usually involve buildings required to house guests or clients, car parking and tree clearing. In the past, the shire clamped down on golf courses with housing subdivisions attached. The pressure for greens and bunkers has more recently given way to permit applications for hot springs-based spas and accommodation. Mornington peninsula Shire councillors last month spent almost half of a two-day “retreat” at Lindenderry at Red Hill discussing the future of the peninsula’s green wedge. Ironically, it is understood that several other venues in the green wedge were taken out of contention when it was discovered they had “compliance issues” with the shire’s planning rules. In a departure from normal planning processes, councillors decided to seek public comment on developments within the green wedge before

The great divide: The Mornington Peninsula at present is zones to have a 30:70 ratio of urban development (housing, commercial and light industrial) to what is allowed in the green wedge (predominanalty agriculture and various types of farming, but also including golf courses with housing and tourims-related developments such as spas, conference centres and accommodation). Map courtesy Mornington Peninsula Shire

rewriting the policy and then calling for submissions. A shire media release said it was inviting “initial comments on matters relating to the green wedge and its future as it develops a management plan for the area”. “We must protect the green wedge and what it means to the peninsula and its people - as well as protect it for its value and important contributions to the whole of Victoria,” Cr Bryan Payne said.

“The green wedge is also a key aspect of the peninsula’s character and it is absolutely crucial to the amenity, lifestyle and wellbeing of our residents and visitors. “… It must be protected and managed to ensure it remains an area where the natural environment and biodiversity is preserved, where the rural charm and character is protected, an area that supports agriculture and farming and provides for tourism as well as informal outdoor recrea-

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tion. It is also an area where many people choose to live.” Cr Payne said public input into the draft management plan – essentially a review of the 2012 plan - was “an important opportunity for our community to bring forward their passions about the peninsula’s Green Wedge”. Further comment will be sought after the draft plan is released. The shire says issues facing the green wedge include: n Conservation of the natural environment and biodiversity. n Protection of landscape quality and rural character. n Ensuring opportunities for informal outdoor recreation. n Supporting agriculture and farming. n Providing for tourism and leisure based use and development. n Accommodating rural living on existing lots. Submissions about the green wedge close 5pm Thursday 5 April and can be mailed to: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Green Wedge Management Plan, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939; mail; or complete an online survey as well as accessing discussion papers and the 2012 management plan at The green wedge management plans are also available to read in hard copy at the shire’s offices at Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville. Verbal submissions will also be heard by council at a Forward Planning Committee meeting 6.30pm Wednesday 21 March at the council offices, Besgrove Street, Rosebud (register to speak by email to or call 5950 1010). For further information call the shire on 5950 1448.

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Protecting the Green Wedge The Mornington Peninsula is one of Melbourne’s most important long-term assets. Its special value is reflected in the fact that more than 70% of our Shire is designated as a ‘Green Wedge’, an area with high environmental, cultural, recreational and agricultural value. The 2012 interim Green Wedge Management Plan is currently being reviewed to produce an up to date 2018 Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge Management Plan. Background discussion papers are now available online and you are invited to provide initial feedback to help us develop the 2018 Plan. Comments can be submitted online or by post until Thursday 5 April 2018 and you may also wish to speak at our Forward Planning Committee meeting, to be held at the Rosebud Offices of Council, 6.30 pm on 21 March 2018. Further details and information are available on the website. A draft 2018 Green Wedge Management Plan will be exhibited for further comment later this year.

Connecting community activity Would you like to leave your car at home and ride, walk or run from Red Hill to Bittern, instead? We want to improve pedestrian and cycle connections and encourage active lives. We’re proposing an extension to the Red Hill Rail Trail to link it to a new path through Merricks, Balnarring and Bittern, and are inviting community feedback on three concept designs. Attend a drop-in session from 5 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday 14 March at Balnarring Hall, or have your say online before Friday 13 April.

Protecting Tootgarook Wetland Tootgarook Wetland supports a variety of endangered animals and more than 240 indigenous plant species. Our Draft Tootgarook Wetland Management Plan seeks to define risks, prevent degradation of the wetland, and promote its values. We’re welcoming community feedback until 5pm on Friday 23 March 2018.

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Seawinds: Crs Simon Brooks, Antonella Celi, Frank Martin

Briars: Crs Bev Colomb, Rosie Clark, Sam Hearn

We celebrated our thriving arts and culture community with 3,500 film buffs at the Cobs Peninsula Film Festival in Rosebud on 10 February, one of Victoria’s most iconic film events. The Association for Building Community in Dromana community group recently marked its 10th anniversary, with Crs Celi and Brooks attending to recognise ABCD’s advocacy on behalf of groups and individuals in Dromana and Safety Beach.

The first Citation Recreation Reserve Sports Pavilion building is at lock-up stage and the second building is being erected. Empire Street Mall works are complete, with a new playground being fabricated and construction of the nearby Octavia Street ‘Changing Places’ public toilet expected to begin lateMarch. New Emil Madsen Reserve facilities are on track to be ready for play by late April, as the light poles, netball courts and oval near completion.

We’ve introduced new planning controls in the form of a Design and Development Overlay in the Planning Scheme for the Sorrento commercial centre, which imposes mandatory

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building heights and setback controls to maintain heritage values of the Ocean Beach Rd precinct. With Rye Community Group Alliance and Melbourne Water, who have provided support through the Living Rivers Program, we’re working to protect our foreshore by adopting a Water Sensitive Urban Design for the stormwater outlet near Elgan Ave, Rye.


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We’ve been celebrating our vibrant communities with Somerville Family Day on 12 March and a mural painted in anticipation of the Baxter Centenary in May. Exciting developments are occurring at the new and improved Somerville Rec Centre, after construction works began in late February. Planning for a new skate park is underway and will include extensive community consultation.

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Red Hill: Cr David Gill

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We hope to have many written community submissions about Council’s proposed Green Wedge Management Plan. The public are invited to make preliminary comments at our 21 March meeting or online by 5 April, before a draft goes on exhibition. 70% of the Shire is outside of the urban growth boundary and the protection and enhancement of this rural area is a key priority of your Council.

We’re building safer roads for our community. Safety improvements along The Esplanade/ Woolleys Rd in Crib Point, through the National Black Spot Program, will commence shortly and coincide with the construction of a roundabout at the Bentons/Derril/Loders Rd intersection in Moorooduc, which received $950,000 from the federal government’s Roads to Recovery Programme.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to our prebudget submissions. Our draft 2018/2019 Annual Budget will be available for community feedback later this month.

Tee off for a good cause Dust off your driver and join us at St Andrews Golf Course on Friday 27 April for a charity Golf Day hosted by Mayor Bryan Payne. The event aims to raise much-needed funds for Peninsula Home Hospice which provides free in-home care to those faced with terminal illness. Entries are $150 and close Friday 20 April. The day includes breakfast and a post-tournament lunch at St Andrews Beach Brewery. Register, sponsor or donate:

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Somerville Family Day, Fruit Growers Reserve ‘Young at art’, MPRG Author Talk: Vanessa Carnevale Mornington Library 15 March ‘The Land We Play On: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’, MPRG 17 March Community Fete Mount Eliza Anglican Church 17 March Mount Eliza St Thomas More Antique & Collectables Fair 17 March Out of the Furnace, The Studio & Co. 17 March Sharpy’s Beer Run, Pig and Whistle Tavern 17 – 18 March Destination Trail Victoria Hillview Community Reserve, Dromana 17–18 March Western Port Quilters Inc. Quilt Show Tyabb Community Hall 21 March Author Talk: Jeremy Scott, Rosebud Library 19 – 22 March E Week at The Briars, Mt Martha 23 – 25 March Western Port Equestrian Navigation Ride Red Hill Recreation Reserve 25 March MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival Mount Eliza Regional Park 25 March Harcourts Hastings Easter Egg Hunt Hastings Foreshore 25 March Mornington’s Biggest Ever Easter Egg Hunt Mornington Park 25 March Neighbour Day, Rosebud Secondary College 25 March BERG Family Day at Balcombe Estuary 30 March Uncle Bobs Club Annual Barrow Push Sorrento to Safety Beach 30 March – 1 April Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show 31 March Psychic & Wellbeing Festival Mount Eliza Community Centre 31 March Balnarring Picnic Races 31 March St Mark’s Annual Fair St Marks Anglican Church, Dromana 31 March – 1 April Food Truck Carnivale, The Briars 31 March – 2 April Dromana Potters Exhibition Dromana Hall 1 April Flinders Cricket Club Market B.A Cairns Reserve, Flinders 7 April Family Day, MPRG 7 April Red Hill Market, Red Hill Recreation Reserve 8 April Mornington Racecourse Market For a full list of all Shire events including community markets and local music please see our website Information is correct at time of printing.


Road rules ignored in race to the finish ROAD rules were ignored near the epicentre of Sunday’s Mt Martha Triathlon. There was little evidence of the normal courtesies or cautions shown by cyclists, motorists and pedestrians at the corner of Watson Road and the Esplanade. VicRoads has told The News that it gave no permission for road rules to be ignored, but as the photographic evidence shows, in just 15 minutes one young boy was nearly run over by a cyclist (who did yell out a warning) and had to be comforted by his mother; several cars were driven through the supposedly blocked street; cyclists and walkers ignored red lights at the pedestrian crossing; and cars were parked up to four abreast in Watson Road. The shire’s website said the road would be closed only on the Saturday. There appeared to be no triathlon marshals at the crossing. There is a 50kph speed limit in that section of the Esplanade, although cyclists coming along the downhill straight towards Mornington from the Dominion Road intersection appeared to be travelling much faster. Those approaching Watson Road from the bridge over Balcombe Creek were travelling much slower as they prepared to turn left into the triathlon bike storage area which occupied the entire gravel car park opposite the shops. Further up Watson Road on the Sunday before midday flags were placed on the road to denote a barrier between traffic and triathlon runners. The shire charges the triathlon $160 for a permit to use public infrastructure while VicRoads does not charge for the six hours it allows the Esplanade to be closed. The organisers say the triathlon “generates thousands for the local economy”, but traders report smaller turnovers than normal. The sealed car park behind the shopping strip was full by 8am. Keith Platt

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NEWS DESK Sunday road race has its winners, losers Continued from Page 1 Mr Hollow said the race, which had shire, police and VicRoads’ permits, was well run and that competitors had complied with road rules. He was unaware of issues at the Watson Road and Esplanade intersection where pedestrians – some with young children and others with fishing roads – were forced to run the gauntlet or risk being run down even when red pedestrian lights indicated all vehicles shouls stop. “We had marshals at that crossing and there was never an issue,” he said. VicRoads said competitors in road races such as the triathlon “must obey road rules … in events where exemptions have not been given”. None had been given for the weekend’s event. Mr Hollow said he was confident the triathlon would be held again next year but “later in March; probably not on CleanUp Australia Day”. Dual Hawaii Iron Man winner Levi Maxwell won Sunday’s marquee event: the Mt Martha Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon consisting of a 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre ride and 21.1 kilometre run, in a time of 4:05:55. He was followed home by Nathan Buschkuehl, Gerard Wild, Matt Clark and Jackson Brazzale. The first female was Kate Bramley in 5:02:32.

Brothers saved by racing yacht crew Stephen Taylor TWO brothers out fishing in a “tinnie” two kilometres off Mornington are lucky to be alive after being rescued by the crew of the racing yacht Phoenix, Saturday 3 March. The Mornington men, in their 20s, were in the water for about 30 minutes after capsizing in the afternoon’s windy weather and feared they would drown. Luckily, a crewman on the Mornington yacht, skippered by Bill Bennet, saw them waving and the boat hurriedly changed course to pick them up. Spotting the men in the rough conditions was made even more difficult by the glare from the late-afternoon sun. Mornington Yacht Club CEO Wayne Holdsworth said Mr Bennett and crewmen Peter Green, Scott Robinson, Craig Poynder and David Heyes, acted instinctively in the rescue. He said their actions almost certainly saved the men’s lives. “One of the brothers admitted afterwards that if they had been in the water for five minutes longer he was going to give up,” he said. An ambulance took the men to Frankston Hospital for observation after they landed. Mr Holdworth said the reaction of the crew was “priceless”. He had been told that “you instinctively go and help out [if you see someone in trouble] and it was our privilege to be there at the right time”. “It meant two lives were saved,” Mr Holdworth said. One of the rescued men returned to the club the next day to say thanks – a

Job well done: The crew of the yacht Phoenix are Craig Poynder, Peter Green, Bill Bennett and Scott Robertson. Picture: Yanni

move praised by the yacht club’s CEO. “The young men are extremely lucky to be with us today and, if not for the crew of the Phoenix, they would probably have been casualties.”

Kayakers rescued FURTHER south and three days later, three kayakers were picked up by Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad crews on Tuesday 6 March with one

man reportedly in real danger as he drifted towards The Heads. It is believed two women and a man hired the kayaks for an afternoon in the water off Portsea and were told “not to go past the end of the pier”. However, strong winds, coupled with their inexperience, resulted in them being pushed past the Quarantine Station about 2pm. A commercial fisherman saw the crew of the double kayak in trouble

and raised the alarm. One was reportedly struggling in the water. Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad members then took over the rescue. “We rang our skipper and the single kayaker was found 15 minutes later with the help of the fishing boat,” squad president Eileen Murray said. “He was being buffeted by strong winds and outgoing current and on his way to The Heads, so the rescue was a good outcome.”

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School wins appeal on Oakbank land PADUA College, Mt Eliza has been given the go ahead to develop a four hectare parcel of land in Oakbank Road. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision overturns a Mornington Peninsula Shire decision to block the bid which had been supported by council officers. The school described the proposed use of the land, about 850 metres east of Nepean Highway, as an extension to the college campus. Under its masterplan the school wants about 300 car parking spaces mainly off the current campus to allow for future growth: It says that in 2017 its enrolment in years 7-12 was about 1580 students; by 2022 it expects to have 2100. Oakbank Road is a no-through road and all school traffic must arrive and leave to the west. The masterplan provides for an additional off-road queueing space for parents waiting to collect students in the afternoon peak. VCAT ruled that the “real and substantial purpose of the land is not a car park” and that other

teaching and student pastoral activities were proposed for the land. In efforts to compromise with the council and objectors, the college agreed not to use that part of the land north of the parking area and the sheds (about half of the land area) for “school activities”. It said no VCAL or VET classes would be conducted on the land, including woodworking and boat building, nor end-of-year functions or events. It agreed to limit to 25 the number of students on the land at any one time in the exhibition space or spiritual retreat centre; that they would always be under staff supervision and never there outside school hours. Parking areas and circular driveway gates will be locked and not used outside school hours, but staff cars can be parked there after school. Extra provisions discussed include additional screen planting along boundaries and swale drainage for the crushed rock surfaced circular driveway in the parking area. Stephen Taylor

Car parking at station changes ALTERNATIVE car parking spaces will be made available to commuters while Frankston train station is redeveloped. Works will see 120 spaces at the Beach Street end of the station car park unavailable from last Sunday (10 March) until late this year. The Old Law Courts car park, at the corner of Playne and Young streets, will have 120 free allday parking spaces and Frankston Council will make 50 free all-day spaces at the Mechanic’s Institute car park available. The Level Crossing Removal Authority will

lease 50 parking spaces at Bayside Shopping Centre for construction workers and LXRA staff. LXRA has also leased the 50-space private car park at 122-124 Young Street for construction site use. A temporary train station will be opened while the main train station is demolished and rebuilt to a new design. After the new station is complete late next year, the Old Law Courts will revert to paid all-day and short-term parking, and 122-124 Young Street will revert to paid short-term parking.

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Shire steps in to ‘save’ child care MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council will continue childcare services formerly offered by Mornington Community Contact. Parents were left wondering where to take their children last week after liquidators moved in and closed the centre (“Parents baffled by childcare loss” The News 6/3/18). The shire, in a news release sent at 5pm Friday, says it is working “to support the childcare programs on a temporary basis to ensure continuity of services for the community and staff while exploring longer term options with the community and other stakeholders regarding ongoing management of the centre”. As from today (Tuesday 13 March) the shire will run the kinder program for three year old and occasional child care. The council has also offered “interim employment” to the childcare workers previously employed by Mornington Community Contact “to ensure continuity of care for the children enrolled in classes with the community house”.

“Families have been contacted and are very thankful that council has responded so quickly and that their children will be able to recommence kinder very soon and importantly with the same teachers,” the mayor Cr Bryan Payne said. He said discussions continue regarding the other programs at the centre, with the aim of continuing the same services at same venue “wherever possible”. “Council remains focussed on ensuring community services offered by the centre remain available, as well as supporting staff, clients and the community,” Cr Payne said. Mornington Community Contact was not run by council and the community house, although council-owned, is managed by a committee and financed by several sources. The shire gives 12 community houses across the peninsula $13,000 each a year. Parents seeking further information should call 5950 1099.

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POLICE are searching for an excavator, pictured, stolen from a trailer parked outside a property in Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs, Frankston, Friday 26 January. The Kanga excavator, pictured below, is black and red with a model number of DT835. It was specifically made for Jims Diggers. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Frankston Police 9784 5590. DECKING

Busking at The Briars MUSICIANS, comedians and circus performers will perform at The Briars historic property, Mt Martha at the end of March in the second annual Peninsula Buskers Festival. “We had about 20,000 people come through last year over three days, probably around 40 performers, 25 food trucks, kids amusements and an outdoor cinema,” organiser Scott Hollow said. “This year we’re looking to have more than 100 performers, with those same outdoor cinemas and kids amusements.” Hollow expects at least 25,000 people will come along to watch the shows. “The Briars is really an untapped resource when it comes to events and we believe it’s definitely a place that should hold these kinds of


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festivals,” he said. “It’s going to be great to get the word out there about what a beautiful place The Briars is. Having an event there also won’t disturb any of the locals in terms of sound, and the landscape is beautiful at night. “Performers can come from anywhere. Last year we concentrated on Victorian and local, but this year we’ve had more people apply, including an international flame thrower.” Entry to the festival is free. The Peninsula Busking Festival will take place at The Briars, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, midday-10 pm on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April. Full story and more pictures in the March edition of Peninsula Essence magazine.



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Inspired by nature: Artist Chris Colquhoun with her works at Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington. Picture: Supplied

Artist’s exhibition of firsts A SELL-OUT exhibition at Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington, was the first held by 92-year-old Chris Colquhoun. As a result of her first solo show the Merricks-based artist has received three commissions – including one from Copenhagen, Denmark. “A love of maps led Chris to a career at a drawing desk and, after studying technical drawing at RMIT, she worked at the Titles Office and later at the Division of National Mapping,” gallery director Yvonne Watson said. “Travel, marriage and children followed, and then, in retirement at Merricks, she began drawing and painting as a hobby. The lovely bushland and

coastal environment, wild flowers and trees, provided ample inspiration, and Chris joined the myriad artists who paint the landscape and present their work in the many local galleries and art shows. “The paintings in this exhibition express Chris’s love and respect for that environment.”

‘Roadshow’ expert ANTIQUES expert Paul Atterbury will speak at the Friday 23 March meeting of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society in Mornington. The Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts is probably best known for his

appearances on BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow since 1979. His talk will be The Canal Age, focusing on the development of canals in Britain, 1760s-1840s, which were said to be at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. He will explore the impact of the canals on artists, such as John Constable, and manufacturers, such as Josiah Wedgwood. New members are welcome at the lectures which are held 5.30pm, Fridays, at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington. The hour-long lectures are followed by light refreshments with the lecturer and fellow members. To book call secretary Glad Hungerford, 9787 2092. First-time visits are free. For membership details call Lorraine Borthwick, 0419 789 280.




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Shots fired as police close in on suspects POLICE fired three shots at a stolen car during a dramatic pursuit along back roads in Red Hill, Dromana and Teurong, Friday 2 March. Two men in the car – and two others arrested earlier – were believed to have been involved in a carjacking and robbery the day before as well as another robbery, both in Rosebud. In the first incident, two teenage boys were allegedly run off Waterfall Gully Road by a stolen Toyota four-wheel-drive about midnight, Thursday 1 March. They were chased away and their car, as well as wallets, phones and power tools were stolen. The car was later found burnt out at Gunnamatta beach car park. In the second incident an hour later a couple parked near Rosebud Golf Club were robbed of their wallets and phones. Police had previously charged an 18-year-old Mornington woman, and a 15-year-old Rosebud boy, with robbery, carjacking, criminal damage by fire and theft of motor vehicle over those incidents. Both are due to face court at later dates. Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the men being sought by police – 26 and 22-year-old brothers, of Rosebud – were spotted in the stolen Toyota allegedly used in the previous incidents. They were chased several times by police in marked and unmarked cars as well as the police helicopter on the Friday afternoon. Police were forced to withdraw at various times because of the danger to other road users. A breakthrough came when the vehicle was found abandoned at a reserve in Karingal the next day, Saturday 3 March. Following a tip-off, police raided a house in Skye Road, Karingal, and allegedly found the brothers hiding in the roof space. They were arrested after a 40-minute stand-off. Both were found to have been shot in the “midleg areas” and taken to Frankston Hospital for

Pictures: Gary Sissons overnight treatment. They were last week remanded in custody – one at Frankston police station and one at the Metropolitan Remand Centre – on charges of carjacking, theft of a motor car, robbery and theft from a motor car. They will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 4 April. Professional Standards Command will look into the incident as is standard practice when shots are fired by police. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at online.

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Surfboards in freeway wipeout NORTHBOUND lanes on Peninsula Link were completely closed on Saturday afternoon (3 March), after a serious accident involving a motorcyclist. Leading Senior Constable Brian Smith of Somerville Highway Patrol said that the accident occurred near the Cranbourne-Frankston road turnoff just before 3pm after surfboards fell from the top of a car. “The boards came off the top of the car, and the other cars had braked to avoid a collision,” he said. “As the cars had started to brake, the cyclist was changing lanes. It was a really unfortunate accident.” Police said the motorcyclist struck one of the

braking cars and suffered initially life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to The Alfred hospital, where his condition is now considered serious but stable. The incident occurred four days before the motorcyclist’s 6Oth birthday. The scene was attended by police, ambulance crew, and SES members. Use of the freeway was cut off at Golf Links Road, causing traffic chaos throughout the rest of the afternoon. Police said the driver of the car from which the surfboards became detached is expected to be charged with having an insecure load. Brodie Cowburn


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Beach day’s miles of smiles MORE than 200 volunteers were on hand to help 75 surfers spend time among the waves at Point Leo on Saturday 4 March. The surf day was the second held this year by the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula. It will also be the last event before completion of a viewing platform and wheelchair ramp now taking shape between two sand dunes near Point Leo Lifesaving Club. As usual, teams of volunteers (“blue shirts”) formed a human channel to the shore within which the surfers could safely travel to the beach. The surfers lay, sat and stood on the surfboards which were “anchored” and steered by a DSAMP-trained member. Specially designed soft doughnut cushions help keep the surfers comfortable and wheelchairs fitted with wide, inflated tyres are used to ferry the surfers to and from the water’s edge. The DSAMP was keeping to its aim of putting “smiles on dials”.

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Top talkers: Lions District Youth of the Year chairman Colin Stevens with Maddy Zawadka, Mardi GillespieDawson and winner Emily Opie. Picture: Supplied

Emily’s star on the rise EMILY Opie, of Rosebud Secondary College, earned the nod from the judges at the annual Lions annual Youth of the Year contest. Lions Club of Rye Youth of the Year chairman David Halford said the event aimed to showcase young people’s talents and abilities by answering topical questions and revealing their special interests in five-minute speeches of their choice. Students from several Mornington Peninsula schools competed. “It is an exciting and thoughtful time to be part

of an audience drawn from their friends, family, teachers and the wider community,” he said. Since that win, Emily went on to take out the next stage of the contest against students from Frankston, Dromana, Mt Eliza and Rosebud secondary colleges and Balcombe Grammar, Mt Martha. She will contest the district final alongside Trent Taylor, of Dromana Secondary College, at Trafalgar in Gippsland on Sunday 25 March.

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Rubbish keeps Call for fox watchers collectors busy AN old TV set, ceramic pipe, umbrella, bike helmet, 900-amp jump starter and two plastic drums were added to the 28 bags of general rubbish collected by BERG Mt Martha members at last week’s Clean-Up Australia Day event. Also picked up were another 20 bags of discarded underclothing, dirty wipes, beer and soft drink bottles and takeaway wrappings at popular The Pillars rock jumping site. Spokesman Barry Morris said 82 volunteers turned up to help in the mass annual clean-up – including 54 adults (31 females and 23 males), 28 children, and nine BERG members, with others helping at Bird Rock beach. The big turn-out was the result of “saturation” promotion, he said. This included a BERG banner, Mt Martha’s lifesaving club, Rotary, primary school, and yacht club, as well as social media and the clean-up site listing. “Even two young couples came separately from Melbourne because they liked our site’s location,” Mr Morris said. “They all helped us raise the awareness and profile of this year’s clean-up event.” “Member Jenny Selby came all morning and spent the extra hours helping pack up and sorting rubbish,” Mr Morris said.

Others sorted out the glass and plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and paper, miscellaneous and large items everyone collected. “We could not separate all the numerous bits of stray plastic, as well as plastic bags, straws, lighters, bottle caps, small pieces of polystyrene and other myriad items,” Mr Morris said. Also included in the 28 bags of general rubbish were plastic bags, bits of plastic and paper, food wrappers and containers, rope, gloves, cigarette lighters and condoms. One family of helpers collected a box of cigarette butts. Also hauled out were 233 plastic drink bottles, 305 glass bottles – 256 alcoholic and 49 soft drink, 13 thongs, one bag of polystyrene bigger pieces, 332 aluminium cans – 186 alcoholic and 146 soft drink, five large balls, 10 tennis balls and five golf balls. Birdrock Beach clean-up coordinator Di Lewis said and 35 volunteers she found it difficult to get to the site because the Esplanade was closed for the Sufferfest triathlon. “It was difficult to get tables, chairs, bags in and to arrange registrations because we could not take vehicles in,” she said. “It meant several trips back and forth. It was also difficult to bring some of the full bags back from the furthest areas as they were too heavy to carry or drag.” Stephen Taylor

THE Western Port Biosphere organisation wants volunteer citizen scientists to help keep an eye on foxes. The biosphere has been given a government grant for a two-year fox “monitoring and control” project in the northern coast area of Western Port. “Our aim is to abate the predation pressure by foxes on stock, small native fauna and ground dwelling shore birds,” executive officer Cecelia Witton said. “Photo-monitoring in the first year will assess the distribution and abundance of the red fox, which will determine the most effective areas to undertake control activities in the second year,” she said. Ms Whitton said volunteer citizen scientists would be trained to ensure the success of the program. “Landholders and community groups will be empowered to build pest monitoring and management into routine farm/land management,” she said. “Volunteers from the broader community will be trained to assist landholders and to undertake fauna identification.” The training would include using and maintaining motion-sensing cameras (supplied by the biosphere). Up to four cameras may be positioned on a property depending on its size. A workshop would be held to teach volunteers how to download photos from the cameras, identify fauna and record them on the Atlas of Living Australia. Help would also be provided to a qualified fox control contractor in the

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Caught on camera: The Western Port Biosphere is about to start monitoring the movements of foxes. Picture: Keith Platt

second year. “The extent of involvement will be tailored to suit individuals,” Ms Whitton said. “In the long term, through coordination of biodiversity monitoring and fox control activities by citizen scientists, integrated with other stakeholder fox management, this project will contribute to a landscape scale map of all management activities, which will identify gaps in control, and determine the effectiveness of control techniques; predator/prey relationships and, the effectiveness of control activities on target species populations.” To join the Western Port Biosphere’s fox control project email or call 5979 2167. Keith Platt

KANGAROOS and wallabies may be more safely crossing Mornington Peninsula roads at night thanks to a trial of electronic signs warning road users to their presence. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s traffic transport office has agreed to install temporary signs at high risk zones on Purves Road, Arthurs Seat and Jetty Road, Boneo. Similar speed indicator signs are being used for the second year running to caution motorists on the Esplanade, Mt Martha about pedestrians visiting The Pillars rock jumping site. Results of the wildlife trial will be evaluated and, if acknowledged as a success, may lead to permanent and more informative signs being installed. The Australian Wildlife Protection Council and the Mornington Peninsula Branch of the Victorian Greens pushed for the trial. “In certain areas of the peninsula, wildlife – especially kangaroos and wallabies – regularly cross roads,” Nepean Green's candidate Paul Saunders said. “This endangers the wildlife and also car users, particularly around dawn and dusk.”

Childcare continues at Mornington Community House Mornington Peninsula Shire has stepped in to ensure childcare services will continue at Mornington Community House following the local community house ceasing its operations on 2 March. Council will run the kindergarten program for 3-year olds and occasional child care, with services resuming from Tuesday 13 March. Council is working to support the childcare programs on a temporary basis to ensure continuity of services for community and staff, while exploring longer term options with other stakeholders regarding ongoing management of the centre.

Council remains focussed on ensuring community services formerly offered by the centre remain available in the short-term, as well as supporting staff, clients and the community. Discussions continue regarding other programs at the centre, with the aim to continue same services at same venue, wherever possible. Parents seeking further information may call: 5950 1099

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Dedicated to caring for all creatures great and small, visitors to Petorium Pet Supplies store in Mornington can expect to find an energized and committed team who can help with your entire pet needs. Petorium offers medication, grooming, housing and accessories and is a family business, run under the watchful eyes of pet-lover Michelle Morris. “Our team can assist customers with their aquarium needs, tropical and cold water display rooms, and make choosing and maintaining a successful aquarium easier,” says Michelle. “The store also offers an aquarium home and office maintenance service. We also specialise in numerous grooming services including expert sessions and do-it-yourself hydrobath, which are available six days a week. Bookings are essential.” Michelle and the team are more than happy to source any products they do not have in the range and supply to you.They have fabulous salt therapy for your pet, a revolutionary purpose-built salt therapy room available for dogs and cats. Factory 8/33 Milgate Drive, Mornington • Phone 5975 4847 •

Swimart Mornington

Swimart Mornington is not only the Peninsula’s favourite Pool shop, but that they also service and maintain hundreds of pools. Jordan Bedson, the store owner, along with Michael, Troy, Justin and Alf, have over 35 years of combined experience in providing onsite solutions and maintenance for swimming pools and spas. “We know pool owners want value for money, the right advice, and a pool service company they can trust. That’s what we aim to deliver to every one of our customers,” said Jordan, who bought the business with his wife, Hayley, in October last year. “I had been working as store manager here for years and decided it was that good I wanted to buy it.”


They also maintain numerous pools in holiday homes and commercial properties. “Having the pool professionally maintained can also save them money by keeping their equipment in the best condition and prolonging the life of the interior of the pool. Some of our clients just want to come home from work and know the pool is safe and ready for the family to enjoy,” he said.


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Swimart Mornington also service, repair and install all pool equipment, pumps, filters, chlorinators, lights, automation systems, robotic cleaners and much more. So, for all your pool needs, whether it is going into the store and having your water tested for free, or having the Swimart guys look after your pool for you, give them a call on 5976 4334. Shop D3 Peninsula Lifestyle Centre/ 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington •

Pharmasave Mornington Village

Sharon Abel and her practice Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic have joined forces with the team at Mornington Village Pharmacy. Holding a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and Advanced Diploma of Social Science (Justice) Sharon is passionate about Naturopathy and its treatment options - including herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation and flower essences. Sharon’s experience in the Mental Health sector working as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation support worker, means she can offer a depth of understanding into the barriers to health and an empathy for all walks of life. Available in store at Mornington Village Pharmacy for advice on purchasing of over the counter and practitioner only products, Sharon is also available for private consultation in store via Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic. Joshua Cohen is a PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Of Australia) accredited Counsellor and has vast study and depth of experience in all areas of counselling and life challenges. Joshua also has extensive and varied experience in the areas of social welfare, alcohol and drug counselling and Postpartum Depression for men. For bookings please call the store on 5975 4344 or alternatively you can call directly 0408 000 286 for a Naturopathic Consultation and 0403 252 040 for Counselling.

Pharmasave, Mornington Village Shopping Centre, 3/241 Main St, Mornington • Phone 5975 4344


Mornington News

13 March 2018





Mornington 10 Bowman Drive

New Listing

Bowman Bliss Perfectly positioned on a corner block sits this splendid rendered brick home with well established private front garden. With beautiful street appeal this home is sure to delight all. Featuring three bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk-in-robe, formal lounge, spacious kitchen and open plan dining and living room with built in cabinetry. Sliding doors open onto a sizeable, timber deck covered by a large shade sail, perfect for those who love to entertain. Other features include ducted gas heating, split system a/c, singe remote garage and gated side access to large off-street storage for a boat or caravan. Within walking distance to Bentons Junior College, shops, parks and public transport and still only a short drive to all that Mornington’s Main Street has to offer, inspection is highly recommended as this property will be a fantastic first home or a secure long-term investment.




CONTACT Tammie Coady 0408 562 286 Craig Vanstone 0455 139 494

Contact Agent

INSPECT Saturday 12:30-1:00pm

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Mornington 5975 4999


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PICTURESQUE PRESENCE IN THE BLAIRGOWRIE AVENUES HIGHLY sophisticated and sensitive to the elements, this master class in home building is prominently set on a superb 1014 square metre block close to the beach and shops. The interior philosophy of design-led beachside living blends seamlessly with distinctive exterior spaces, and as you pass the well-manicured and landscaped entrance to be greeted by a sculptured olive screen, you cannot help but be impressed by the fresh and welcoming hallway with wide corridors, high ceilings and extra wide honey-toned European Oak floorboards. The multi-tiered home takes you on a wonderful journey where volumes of space and a subdued natural colour palette are your guides. To the right as you enter is a home office and then you step up to two bedrooms either side of the hallway. The stunning cantilevered master bedroom has a stylish ensuite with both overlooking a well-planned central courtyard and entertaining space incorporating the magnificent in-ground pool. Complete with double head walk-in shower and free standing bath, the master bedroom also boasts an enormous walk-in wardrobe. Nothing has been overlooked inside or out to ensure comfortable living for family and friends with two living areas perfectly set up for formal or casual occasions. Huge windows deliver a one-two combination of masterful space and light, with the main open plan lounge showcasing a fabulous black butt timber feature wall, gas fire and overhead fans. Double glazed retractable doors open to embrace the expansive outdoor entertaining terrace. A second living room leads to a rear deck and down to the garden where a private gate leads to Stringer Reserve. Opening from this second lounge are two more bedrooms with built-in robes sharing an elegant family bathroom. A gourmet kitchen will inspire all with a range of quality appliances by Smeg perfectly complemented by a large Carrara marble topped breakfast bar. There is also a walk in pantry, and the high gloss two-pack cabinetry is nicely contrasted by lovely oat coloured panels. From the street is a double garage with storage wall and racking for all the beach equipment.n



ADDRESS: 41 Macfarlan Avenue, BLAIRGOWRIE FOR SALE: Price On Application DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Stephen Brown 0401 666 100 Briggs Shaw Real Estate, 2831 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie, 5988 8391

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


We’ve got you covered

Complimentary landlord insurance on us. Enjoy a complimentary year of landlord insurance when you entrust your investment property with hockingstuart. At hockingstuart, we take the stress out of managing property. You value your investment, so do we. That is why your Property Manager will attend to every detail with dedication and commitment to ensure your property is always well protected. Terms and conditions apply.

Call Danae Eden at hockingstuart, the Mornington Peninsula’s leading real estate agency on 5973 5444 or 0427 400 273

A previous director and department manager with 15 years experience in the industry, Tina brings a methodical approach and motivated attitude to her work managing properties for hockingstuart. ‘You build relationships over time, which is important when you’re charged with looking after people’s livelihood.’ Conscientious and direct in her dealings, for Tina what matters most is delivering a level of customer service that’s second to none. ‘The more I can help make everything easier, the happier I am.’

TINA MELAS Senior Property Manager 0477 004 778 5973 5444 204 Main Street Mornington

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Private sale 8a Dickinson Grove Mount Martha 4



Modern elegant rear 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom single level residence, quality built featuring an exquisite main bedroom (huge WIR & stunning ensuite), beautiful living & dining (gas fire), provincial style stone kitchen (WI pantry), a huge undercover deck (cafĂŠ blinds), an alfresco terrace, outdoor spa in English style gardens & double auto garage. Near Mt Martha Primary School, shops, bus & beach.

For Sale


Contact Agent

Sat 1-1:30pm

Des Skelton 0419 902 936 Mornington 5973 5444

For the past 29 years, Des Skelton has built a solid reputation as an honest, ethical and hard working real estate agent. With a career spanning two continents and three decades, he recently set himself up on the Mornington Peninsula where he is already making his mark as a force to be reckoned with in the real estate world.

Private sale

Speak to Des today and receive good old fashioned service.

7/47 Green Island Avenue Mount Martha 3

Des Skelton 0419 902 936 /


For Sale

$780,000 - $850,000


Sat 11-11:30am


Less than two years old, this modern townhouse offers approx. 22sq of luxury including 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms plus powder room, master with FES & WIR. Open plan kitchen, living & dining leading out to alfresco area. Also featuring high ceilings, stone bench tops, ducted heating, double garage and only moments from shopping, transport & parks.

Bill Joycey 0403 555 424 Des Skelton 0419 902 936

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Mornington 5973 5444


Expressions of

interest 27 Barton Drive Mount Eliza 5



Resort style living on a magnificent 4442sqm approx of lifestyle bliss with bay views and permaculture charm is found in this stunning 5 bed + study 3.5 bath coastal contemporary haven, featuring 2 beautiful entertaining zones (gas fire & OFP), state of the art stone kitchen, pool/spa, various decks, gym, pizza oven, firepit & auto gates to 2.5 car garage. Near Canadian Bay.

Expressions close

Tues 27th March at 4pm (unless sold prior)


Thurs 6-6:30pm Sat 1-1:30pm

Belinda Jones 0414 862 253 Bill Joycey 0403 555 424

Mount Eliza 9787 1200

Easter colouring competition

First Name: ....................................................... Age: .....................................................................

40 Mt Eliza Way, Mount Eliza 9787 1200 204 Main Street, Mornington 5973 5444

Bring your completed entry into hockingstuart Mornington or Mount Eliza offices, for display in our window, by 5pm Wednesday, 28th March 2018. One entry per office will win a large chocolate rabbit, Easter bunny and four movie tickets. All delivered entries will receive a small Easter gift. Personal information collected will only be used to select the winners and personal information will not be displayed in the windows

Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Age: ................... Parents name: ........................................................................Phone / email: ................................................................................................................................. *Competition will be drawn 12pm Thursday 29th March 2018, winner notified by contact method provided*

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Auction 5/769 Esplanade Mornington 2



Right at the heart of things, opposite Royal beach, this 2-bedroom apartment has glorious bay to city views, and even a lock up garage! With polished floorboards, open plan living and dining area, there is a smart looking kitchen containing a Miele dishwasher, both bedrooms have BIR’s and share the fashionable bathroom. In a boutique block of 6, it’s just a hop, skip and jump to Main Street. GO FOR IT!


Sat 24 Mar 11.30am


Wed 6:00-6:30pm Sat 11:00-11:30am

Brett Trebilcock 0439 209 891 Belinda Jones 0414 862 253 Mount Eliza 9787 1200

Private sale 2 Dudson Close Mount Eliza 4



2697m2 approx

Classic homestead with a prized northerly aspect set on 2/3 acre amongst beautifully maintained gardens. Features include four bedrooms – master with ensuite, open plan kitchen, dining and rumpus room, separate formal dining room, with two more living areas. Extensive timber decking overlooks the in-ground pool and spa. Large double garage has a workshop and there is a garden shed. Also featuring GDH and split-system air-conditioning.

For Sale

Contact Agent


Sat 1-1:30pm

Pranas Kriauza 0413 337 395 Mornington 5973 5444

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Private Sale 10 Warilda Court Mornington 3



This lovely three-bedroom home now available to make it your own! Features include two separate living areas, solid pinewood and carpeted floors, a generous kitchen, complete with pantry, dishwasher, oven & gas top, split system air-conditioning, ducted heating, decking area, front & rear yard, a shed, asphalt driveway plus single garage. Relish the location too with parks, schools, child care, shops, bus routes, sports & swimming centres plus the local beach and all that the peninsula has to offer right nearby!

For Sale



By Appointment

Jeffrey Lane 0409 147 070 Bill Joycey 0403 555 424 Mornington 5973 5444

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Kara James Buying, selling or investing - contact our Award Winning Team today

W A Suite 2, 1A Main Street, Mornington P 03 5970 8000 or 03 5976 1188 E

Tuesday, 13 March 2018



Mount Martha 9/47 Green Island Avenue




For Sale

Front Row Luxury And A Hinterland View 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom premium townhouse with luxury finishes, hinterland views, 2 courtyards and a front-row position, less than 3 years old. Level 286 sqm (approx) allotment, courtyards front and rear. Merbau deck framed in lawn and gardens, open-plan living, stone & s/steel kitchen. High ceilings and doors, porcelain floor tiles, stone-topped bathrooms, two stonetopped powder rooms. Master with WIR & double vanity ensuite. Ducted heating, ceiling fans, BIRs, remote double garage with internal access & storage room. 5-min (approx) drive to the beach, 500m (approx) to Bentons Square shops.

Price $790,000 - $850,00 View Saturday 11:30-12:00pm Carolyn Cooley M 0430 132 712 P 03 5970 8000 Malcolm Parkinson M 0421 704 246 P 03 5970 8000 Harcourts Mornington Suite 2/1a Main Street

Mount Eliza 20 Mountain View Road




LAND 696sqm


Coastal Retreat With Charm You Can’t Beat! Character-filled 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom weatherboard cottage on 696 sqm (approx), walk to Peninsula Grammar, Mount Eliza Park and The Corner Pantry Café. A relaxed retreat with a free-flowing vibe. Charming façade, vaulted ceiling, wraparound LAND 776sqm verandah. French doors front and rear, open-plan living, covered rear deck and a sleek bathroom. Designer kitchen with s/steel European appliances and 40mm stone bench tops. Open fire, split system heating/cooling, BIRs, freestanding double carport, garden bench seats with built-in planter boxes, raised veggie garden, rabbit hutch, cubby house. A short drive to the village shops and the beach.

Saturday March 24 at 1.00pm View Saturday 12:30-1:00pm Kara James M 0412 939 224 P 03 5970 8000 Daniel Brooker M 0435 858 244 P 03 5970 8000 Harcourts Mornington Suite 2/1a Main Street

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Balnarring 2 Station Street Poolside Oasis Near Shops And The Beach 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a lagoon-style pool, close to Balnarring Village, short drive to Balnarring Beach. Accessible, tranquil, 990 sqm (approx). BV, updated galley-style kitchen, 2 living, covered alfresco patio. Wood heater, gas heater, split system air-con, 4.5kW solars, double carport with remote roller door, BIRs, excellent off-street parking.




LAND 990sqm

For Sale

Price $770,000 - $840,000 View Saturday 1:30-2:00pm Malcolm Parkinson M 0421 704 246 P 03 5970 8000 Sue Monaghan M 0400 481 862 P 03 5970 8000 Harcourts Mornington Suite 2/1a Main Street

Mornington 3 Sovereign Court Strike Gold In The Padua Estate! 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom limestone-style cottage in a quiet Padua Estate cul-de-sac. 830 sqm (approx), gardens front and rear, steps to Padua College, Kinder & Oakridge Reserve. Large powered shed, scope to update. 2 living, covered patio, private big back yard. Wood heater, gas heater, ceiling fans, BIRs, semi-ensuite, 5 mins (approx) to the beach and Main Street.




LAND 830sqm

For Sale

Price $630,000 - $690,000 View Saturday 10:30am-11:00am Malcolm Parkinson M 0421 704 246 P 03 5970 8000 Lauren Wild M 0413 487 179 P 03 5970 8000 Harcourts Mornington Suite 2/1a Main Street

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Mornington 2 Beal Place

A3 B2 C2

Beal Place Could Be Your Place! Perfectly positioned within an easy stroll to Bentons Square Shopping Centre, schools, parks and public transport, this home sitting on a low maintenance block of approx 704m2 ticks a lot of boxes. The master bedroom is located towards the front of the home and offers an ensuite and walk-in robe, with a living area opposite. The spacious, light filled, open plan kitchen, dining and family room is the hub of the home and creates a fabulous space for the whole family. Along the hallway are the other two bedrooms, both with built-in robes which share the main bathroom and separate toilet. Other features on offer include ducted gas heating, alfresco area, double remote garage with internal access, rear yard access for boat or caravan storage & security alarm. Currently tenanted, this property has loads of potential and would suit investors, families or downsizers and is definitely worth an inspection.

For Sale

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 2/5 Beach Grove

A2 B1 C1

Blue Chip Location!

Superbly positioned on the doorstep to beaches and the vibrant Main Street shopping strip, this single storey, two bedroom property invites a lifestyle that is second to none! With a rendered exterior and a range of finishes that reflect chic and modern living, indulge yourself with the stone bench tops, porcelain tiles and polished hardwood floors. Some of the many other features include fully catered contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances (inc. 900ml gas cook top), single garage (auto), reverse cycle air conditioning, established yet manageable gardens, plus concertina doors opening from the light-filled living area to the al fresco deck, providing a seamless transition to balmy, late summer living. Make the move and indulge in seaside living at its finest!

Auction Saturday 24th March 12:00pm

Simon Farrar Vivienne Spencer 0412 734 130 0409 558 330

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 5976 5900


Bentons Square 5976 8899


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Mornington 2/6 Elizabeth Street

A2 B1 C1

TOWNHOUSE - BEACHSIDE - WALK TO MAIN STREET If you are wanting to live beachside and walk to Main Street, then don’t miss this opportunity! Featuring double storey living. Comprising of single remote garage, and space for extra car. Kitchen with laminate bench tops, dishwasher, wall oven and gas hotplate. Combined dining/lounge area opening onto a paved private courtyard. Laundry and second toilet downstairs. Upstairs feature two bedrooms with built-ins, main bathroom with bath and separate toilet. Gas wall heater. If you are an investor - fabulous tenants in situ - what more would you want.

For Sale $550,000-$590,000

Kay Jeffs 0419 108 124

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 90 Exford Drive

A3 B1 C2

FIRST HOME, INVESTOR, DOWNSIZING! This much loved brick veneer home is located just moments away from the beautiful neighbourhood parks and is within close proximity to schools. Featuring a sunny kitchen and three bedrooms (built-ins in two), one bathroom, separate toilet, lounge/dining and sunroom. The home backs onto the park, and the sunroom leads onto the back garden. The home includes gas wall heater and reverse cycle cooling. The property is close to the local shops and transport. This home is a must for a young family, first home buyer, retiree or investor.

For Sale $590,000-$640,000

Kay Jeffs 0419 108 124

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 5976 5900


Bentons Square 5976 8899

| Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Hastings 276 Hodgins Road

A4 B2 C4

‘Cypress Hill’ - 23 Ac (approx) Nestled amongst an array of magnificent specimen trees is this stylish family home that ticks all the boxes of contemporary living with its open-plan design, abundant natural light, indoor/outdoor flow and eco-friendly features. Located in a fantastic central Peninsula location on two road frontages and with an outstanding collection of amenities for the horse enthusiast and purpose built shedding, this property will offer an enviable lifestyle to fortunate new owners.

For Sale $1,850,000-$2,000,000

Cameron McDonald 0418 330 916

inspect OFI or by appointment

tootgarook 1943 Point Nepean Road

A5 B1

There’s Never Been a Better Time!

Regrettably, it is time to sell this much loved holiday home that holds wonderful memories spanning over 44 years of family get togethers at Christmas, Easter, school holidays and long weekends. It has been lived in and loved by three generations of four families and it’s time for new owners to enjoy this quintessential Peninsula beach house. Features 5 bedrooms plus bungalow, set on 1000m2 approx (20m x 50m).

Auction This Saturday at 11.00am

Peter Skewes 0417 364 035

inspect Saturday From 10:30am

Mornington 5976 5900


Bentons Square 5976 8899


Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


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Thurs 5.00-5.30pm & Sat 1-1.30pm

MORNINGTON 92 Barkly Street Vogue



AUCTION: Saturday 17th March at 1:30pm


Combining a prized position, sleek architecture and a flawless presentation making this stunning new residence a must see when considering your new abode! The only decision you will need to make each day is whether to feel the sand between your toes before or after your morning coffee in Main Street. • Palatial master suite with fitted robe & deluxe ensuite

• Elevator to second living

• Further 2 bedrooms with fitted robes

• Hydronic heating, security system & intercom

• Huge zoned living both upstairs & down

• Electronic gate to front entry & drive with video intercom

• Hostess style kitchen with butler’s pantry & Miele appliances

• PLUS too many more features to list

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

• Feature light courtyard behind the spring staircase

Lyn Andrews 0416 142 335

Designed with an essence on space, light & easy care living whilst being surrounded by luxury appointments coordinated by Kate Walker Design.


Wed 5.30-6.00pm & Sat 11-11.30am

MORNINGTON 30 Barkly Street Golden Opportunity


AUCTION: Saturday 17th March at 11:30am


A Golden Triangle position coupled with a sensational opportunity to secure your very own slice of this tightly held location. Perfectly located opposite lovely landscaped Mornington Memorial Park & only a short stroll to both Main Street & fabulous Fisherman’s beach is this neat & tidy 3 bedroom home set on a spacious 434m2 beachside allotment ideal for one to build their new high end home! • Location, Location, Location! • Build your dream home • Potential Bay views from a 2nd level • Golden Triangle Position

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

With properties like this being rarer than hens teeth inspect today or regret tomorrow!

John Young 0412 766 804

5975 7733 Tuesday, 13 March 2018


MORNINGTON 7b Marine Avenue Marine

Open: Sat 11-11.30am 3

$1,300,000 - $1,400,000



Calling All Investors

When location is paramount in your search for a new property then you need look no further than these stunning ultra-modern new town homes offering the lucky new owners the ideal easy care lifestyle with the convenience of all amenities at your doors step with boutique shopping & cafes only moments strolls away & the sandy shores of lovely Mornington beaches. • Stunning designs • 3 bedrooms, masters with ensuites & WIR’s • Master bedrooms downstairs

MORNINGTON 1/13 Brent Street

• 2 living spaces • Double remote garages • Lush landscaped gardens

With nothing but the best products to be used during the construction of these new residences. For a full set of plans & inclusions please feel free to contact the office.

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

Open: Sat 12-12.30pm 3


$650,000 - $710,000


Located within easy walking distance to Main Street and transport, this modern townhouse comprises downstairs master with ensuite and walk-through robe, a spacious tiled open plan living area overlooks the rear garden and adjoins the kitchen with stone benchtops and s/steel appliances including 900mm cook top, oven and dishwasher. Upstairs boasts an additional air conditioned casual living area accessing 2 more bedrooms and family bathroom. Other features include ducted heating and split system cooling. • 3 bedrooms • 2 living areas • Double garage with internal access • Ducted heating and split system cooling • Huge private front garden

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

Currently securely tenanted until September 2018 at $495 per week, this represents excellent buying for the investor.

JohnAndrews Young Lyn 0412 142 766 804 0416 335





Open: Sat 1-1.30pm

CARRUM 2 Emma Street When Location Meets Opportunity



AUCTION: Saturday 14th April at 1:30pm


The savvy renovator or investor will certainly realise the potential on offer at 2 Emma Street within the highly sought after suburb of Carrum. Situated on almost 490m2 of level real estate in an enviable position only a 10 minute walk to the white sands of Carrum Beach or the tranquillity of the walk-ways along Patterson River, this property is also a short stroll to shopping, schools & transport. Plus easy access to Eastlink and Peninsula Link! Built in the mid 1950’s, this solid home has all the bones for the aspiring renovator with polished hard wood flooring, ducted heating and solid fuel fire place. Comprising 3 bedrooms, formal lounge, family meals off functional kitchen and original bathroom. Other bonuses include very low maintenance surrounds and Whatley Lane side access.

Lyn Andrews 0416 142 335

• 486 m2 block • 3 bedrooms • Ducted heating • Polished floor boards

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

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Open: Sat 2-2.30pm

MORNINGTON 23 Johns Road Coastal Cosmopolitan




Enjoy an enviable seaside lifestyle, only a short stroll from walking trails and sandy beaches, from either of these luxurious new townhouses currently under construction. Boasting a striking modern exterior complemented by an equally stunning interior, these luxury 3BR homes will offer the perfect blend of a quality beachside location and high end construction. • 3 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR) • Premium double glazed windows • Spacious light filled living areas • Deluxe kitchen with Bosch appliances • Designer bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiles


• High ceilings & doors • Remote double garage • Ducted heating & cooling • Under tile heating to ensuite • Fully landscaped front gardens

Seaside Serenity on Swansea




Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

• High ceilings • Landscaped gardens front & rear • Double garage

• Timber flooring • 6 star energy rating • Stone bench tops



Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

Situated only a short stroll from shops, parks and walking trails, these stylish low maintenance gems tick all the boxes! Whether it be upgrading, downsizing or anything in between, keep these beauties in mind as they won’t last long.

Open: Sat 12-12.30pm

MORNINGTON 7 Burnett Street


Open: Sat 11-11.30am

Sensational single level living with an emphasis on space and light with an easy flowing floor plan. These luxury 3 bedroom villa homes offer the perfect blend of a quality beachside location and high end construction creating an ideal setting for downsizers, investors or holiday makers alike.

Lyn Andrews 0416 142 335

A Townhouse Treat

MORNINGTON 1 & 2 / 3 Swansea Grove

John Young 0412 766 804

$860,000 - $930,000


Boasting an elevated beachside position is this stunning residence with its own street frontage & with a bay aspect! Deceptively spacious with 2 large living zone making this an ideal choice as your new home. • 3 large bedrooms plus study or extra lounge area • Stone topped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances & walk in pantry • Large rear garden with entertaining area • Auto double garage with internal access

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

With a price to please the most astute of purchasers & still with scope to add your own touch. An inspection is a must!

John Young 0412 766 804

5975 7733 Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Mount Martha

90 Glenisla Drive


A 2B 2C

KWaLIa • A private, coastal oasis boasting infinity edge pool, timber-lined verandah’s and flood lit basketball court, moments to South Beach, Mt Martha shops and schools • Expansive, north facing light filled living areas, high ceilings, elegant kitchen boasting European appliances, quality cabinetry and butler’s pantry, plus study nook, brass fittings and plantation shutters • Walls of soaring French doors opening to bluestone alfresco, spectacular pool and tree framed bay views, plus lush lawn, hedging and stone walls • Oversized fireplace, extensive built in joinery, under floor heating, hydronic heating, air conditioning, double glazing, plus professional external lighting and an oversized 2 car garage/workshop

For Sale Price Inspect Marcus Gollings Chelsey Gibson

Contact Agent See online advertising 0422 236 990 0409 277 997


37 Gleneagles Avenue


A 2B 2C

Soho • Custom designed, near new home, beautifully appointed with spotted gum exterior cladding, Hyper floor polished black concrete, European Oak floorboards, plus American Oak staircase with feature lighting and glass balustrade • Dekton kitchen bench tops, splashback and island bench waterfalls, Smeg 5 zone induction cooktop, plus stone composite basins, in-wall Caroma cisterns and premium range stone bench tops in the bathrooms • Bluestone paved courtyard with garden lighting, plus double remote garage, garden shed and remote controlled front entry gates with security camera

For Sale Price Inspect Chelsey Gibson Marcus Gollings

$1,375,000 - $1,475,000 Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm 0409 277 997 0422 236 990

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03 5975 4555 03 9787 2422


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30 Tallis Drive


A 2B 2C

BanKSia • Modern style and timeless elegance on prestigious Beleura Hill, just moments to Mornington shops, Mills Beach and golf course • Two stunning living areas with Tassie oak floors, stone-topped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plus bi-fold doors to covered entertainer’s deck • Mirrored built-in robes, plantation blinds, ducted heating, split-system and ceiling fans, plus double glazed windows throughout • Beautiful front and rear feature gardens, plus double garage, exposed aggregate driveway and raintanks

For Sale Price inspect Chelsey gibson Effie Merson

$1,150,000 - $1,250,000 See online advertising 0409 277 997 0478 789 751

Mount Martha

2/42 Two Bays Crescent


A 5B 2C

MontauK • Luxurious Hamptons-style coastal haven set on 2089sqm (approx) with bay glimpses, just moments to South Beach and the Village • Heated swimming pool, exquisitely landscaped English gardens, plus long private driveway and double garage • Entertainer’s kitchen with butler’s pantry and stone island, French doors opening to multiple alfresco areas, plus home office off spectacular formal entry • Stunning living area uniting with terrace, two lounge rooms, stone fireplace, plus double glazed windows, hydronic heating, ceiling fans and split-systems

For Sale Price inspect rob relph Dean Phillips

Contact Agent Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm 0422 019 282 0402 833 865

Mornington Mt ELiZa Tuesday, 13 March 2018

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Great estate agents



MORNINGTON 16 Bayview Road



“The difference between a good price and a great price is a great estate agent”



$650,000 - $715,000 open to view as advertised online or by appointment



MOUNT MARTHA 1 Driftwood Court




$700,000 - $770,000 open to view as advertised online or by appointment

● Vibrant living area with timber floors & plantation shutters

● Private family home behind tall fencing

● Modern kitchen with stone tops & stainless dish drawers

● Corner block of 986m2 (approx)

● Sliding doors to spacious sundeck & private garden Mornington Peninsula


● 2 lovely living areas & gas log fireplace Jarrod Carman | 0423 144 102

Mornington Peninsula

Jarrod Carman | 0423 144 102

‘Mornington Peninsula’s most trusted real estate agent’ Eview Group Mornington Peninsula Office

Awarded #1 Office of the Year 2015 and 2016

Jarrod Carman Awarded #1 Principal of the Year 2015 and 2016



SAFETY BEACH 60A Helm Avenue





$800,000 - $880,000 open to view as advertised online or by appointment ● Stunning open living with alfresco balcony

Jarrod Carman 0423 144 102 Licensed Estate Agent

● Contemporary kitchen with Smeg appliances ● Master with ensuite & split-systems in every room ●

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COMPLETED & READY FOR NEW OWNERS Discerning buyers with an eye for style and quality will not want to miss this. This stunning 2 storey townhouse sits directly opposite a large park and offers a privileged coastal lifestyle opportunity with top of the range S/S Miele appliances, and just minutes to fabulous Fossil Beach and the Dava Drive shops.









7A Kooyonga Grove, Mornington


The 'Renoir' Townhouse

Joel Hood | 0429 886 188 Adrian Calcedo| 0402 703 236

- Luxurious Seaside Masterpiece


MORNINGTON 213 Dunns Road






$750,000 - $790,000



MOUNT MARTHA 27 Paperbark Drive





$750,000 - $850,000

● Fully renovated home on approx. 620 sqm.

● Immaculate & stylish family home on 644 sqm (approx.)

● Large open plan kitchen, dining & living area

● Large open-plan living area, modern kitchen & rumpus

● Potential to join neighbouring established medical clinics (STCA) Joel Hood | 0429 886 188 Adrian Calcedo| 0402 703 236

● Fantastic entertaining area with Norwegian coonara & spa

Joel Hood | 0429 886 188 Adrian Calcedo| 0402 703 236

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MORNINGTON 122a Barkly Street AUCTION 24th March at 2.00pm open to view as advertised or by appointment ● Brand new luxury townhouse in beachside Mornington ● Walk to Main Street and Mills Beach ● A home of distinction crafted for discerning owners as their dream home Adam Dureau | 0419 432 669

168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888 Mornington Auction this Saturday


28 Dava Drive, Mornington Brilliantly positioned in beachside Mornington virtually opposite the vibrant village atmosphere of Dava Drive shops and minutes from the beachfront, this three-bedroom single-level residence set on a secure low-maintenance block is a fabulous introduction into an exclusive Mornington lifestyle. Polished floorboards provide a timeless backdrop to a sun-filled open-plan living and dining zone; while the kitchen is designed to perform. Featuring double gates to a double carport, bathroom, wood fireplace, split system air conditioning and external roller shutters, this is a fabulous first home, ready to go rental or downsize option close to schools, Bentons Square and clifftop walking trails.

Auction Saturday 17th March 11:00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103

A3 B1 C2

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888


22 Wandella Road, Mornington A cracker first home, downsize option or money making investment property, this single-level Western Red Cedar residence is laden with character and low-maintenance liveability in a desirable address close to Bentons Square shopping, a choice of schools, health services and transport. Welcomed by a vine draped verandah, the light-filled and comfortable three-bedroom interiors offer move in ready enjoyment or the rare chance to perfectly tailor a prized entry level home to your tastes. Exposed beams add character throughout while off-street parking for two cars and easy-care gardens with a shed and dining terrace add to the home’s functionality.


A3 B1 C2 Auction Saturday 24th March 11:00am Inspect As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


MOUNT ELIZA | 64-66 Station Street 3




Charming Colonial Style Homestead - Generously proportioned 3 bedroom plus study family home - Multiple formal & casual living zones with separate dining & meals areas - Central kitchen with free standing stainless steel oven and views over Moorooduc Plains - 1380sqm of family inspired peninsula living - Rear elevated entertaining deck - Sweeping circular driveway

FOR SALE | $1,050,000 - $1,150,000

Louise Lupton


Sarah Armstrong


0408 543 435 |

MOUNT ELIZA | 13 Matong Road 3




Classy, Stylish & Chic. 3 bedroom multilevel wonder with breathtaking bay views - Multi Level living and dining zones - Downstairs master with contemporary ensuite - 2 upstairs bedrooms, BIR’s and teenagers retreat - Expansive alfresco decking areas - Inground solar heated concrete pool


Louise Lupton


Sarah Armstrong


0408 543 435 |

1300 214 397 | | 5 Davies Avenue, Mount Eliza, 3930

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Highly Recommended! Honest and Trustworthy





We have now both purchased and sold through Louise and her team. Louise has excelled in service, follow up and followed through on her promises and commitments. If you still appreciate values like honesty and integrity, with a motivated and strategic thinker, in my experience choose Louise! Thanks to Sarah and Rob who were also there to ensure the sale was successful.

Allan and Ally

0414 525 298 |

We believe in service. We believe in our team. We believe you will not find a better agency to represent your property. When you choose Lupton Ferguson Real Estate you choose to have the directors at the helm of your property sale. Our Mission is to make you our greatest advocate. - Rob Ferguson & Louise Lupton

1300 214 397 | | 5 Davies Avenue, Mount Eliza, 3930

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Mornington – 5/776 Esplanade 3




Beachfront living with spectacular bay views + Rare buying opportunity in one of Mornington’s most privileged positions. + Sweeping views across the bay and Mornington Park. + Wonderful opportunity for a contemporary update to transform the home into a modern seaside oasis. + Within paces to Main St restaurants, boutiques and stunning beaches. + Rear access to a garage and dedicated off-street parking. + Private courtyard and seaside garden provide a choice of locations to soak up the coastal ambience.

Contact: Amanda Haimona 0419 387 682 Auction: Saturday 17th March at 12;30pm Inspect : Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 – 12.30pm

Brendan Collopy is one of Mt Martha’s most respected and successful real estate agents. His enthusiasm, attention to detail and market knowledge, will provide you with quality insight and fantastic RESULTS.



Mount Martha – 119 Bay Road

Mount Martha – 2 Hinkler Street

“Brendan was referred to us by some friends who had purchased their home with his help. From the minute we called for a property valuation to the signing of the contract, Brendan was amiable, enthusiastic and professional, encouraging at all times and reassuring us that we were doing all the right things. It wasn’t necessary to contact Brendan as he always kept us up to date, although we were convinced he never goes home as he was always available. Our home took less than 2 weeks to sell as the original valuation was accurate and the ship was navigated by a truly competent captain. We thank the whole team at Bonaccorde, it was a complete privilege to put our home in their hands.”

Vendors | 2 Hinkler St, Mount Martha

Brendan Collopy


Mount Martha – 1 Kurrup Street

P : 5974 8900

0400 339 644

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“I’m delighted to be named the top agent in Mt Martha” said Amanda. “This award recognises the hard work of the Bonaccorde team and the dedication we have to the local property market. We’re thrilled so many of our clients appreciate our work and have voted me as #1 and ranked me in the TOP 100 in Australia, which is a real testament to the service we provide.” If you’re considering selling your home and wanting to achieve OUTSTANDING RESULTS, please give Amanda Haimona a call on 0419 387 682 or 5974 8900.



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31 Main Street, Mornington $310,000 + SAV _____________________________________________________________ GELATO SENSATION n n n n n

State of the art modern/ contemporary fit out Prime Main St location in foodie precinct Strong average weekly turnover Well established business with wholesale component ready to expand Great lease terms conditions team are always happy Ourandfriendly

10/90 Main Street, Mornington $188,000 + SAV _____________________________________________________________ TRIPLE TREAT – TREAT YOURSELF High foot traffic location Online trading and on trend web site n As new shop fit out n Business longevity ( in excess of 40 years in business ) n Easily run business solo operator you with all for your property management n n

to help needs. With several years of experience, you can rest assured your property is in good hands! Russell Murphy

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Licensed Estate Agent Licensed Estate Agent TO TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS ON YOUR PROPERTY, PLEASE CALL ASHLEIGH NOONAN ON 0405 743 071 M: 0407 839 184 INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT M: 0407 839 184

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If you’re looking for a it is! Thinking about selling? It’s a big decision and choosing the right agent is paramount to a successful sale! Selling your home with me is easy …

There’s no fan fare, there’s no hype

......except the one I make about your property What you will get is an outstanding level of service, brilliant communication, a stress free experience, the right advice to get your home ‘market ready’ and a commitment to achieving an exceptional result for you! With a trail of happy clients behind me and an awesome support team working beside me, why not give me a call and “experience the difference experience makes”.

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/ Commercial


358 Main Street MAIN ST OFFICE BUILDING FOR LEASE Recently Refurbished Office spaces starting from 120m2 OR as a whole 359 m2 approx n This offers fabulous signage opportunity for your business n Front, rear & disability access n 14 Car Parks n n

FOR LEASE $320 per m2 + GST + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858


4/3 Torca Terrace OFFICE SPACE - MORNINGTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE 190 m2 Ground floor and 1st floor office space n Kitchen and toilet facilities n Direct access from Tyabb Road n Available Now n


FOR LEASE $2400 pcm + GST + Ogs

Mornington n n

9 Bennetts Road

265m2 approximately Plus mezzanine of approximately 60m2 Carpeted office space

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FOR SALE $520,000

0407 743 858


1st Floor, 3/211 Main Street n n

2/1879 Frankston-Flinders Road

First floor office space overlooking Main Street Dual access from Main St & rear car park 26.7 m2 approximately

FOR LEASE $858 pcm + GST + Ogs

Mornington 03 5976 5900

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858


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500m2 approx with front and rear entry 3 phase power Office, kitchen and toilet

FOR LEASE $3,183.48pcm + GST + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

250m2 building approx Small secure yard at the front Available Now

FOR SALE Contact Agent

Michelle Adams

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Michelle Adams

Michelle Adams

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4/2A Carbine Way n n n

1529 Frankston-Flinders Road

191m2 approximately 2 levels of dining Views over the Mornington Racecourse

FOR LEASE $3334pcm + GST + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

Benton’s Square 03 5976 8899

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109m2 approx Located in the heart of Tyabb, surrounded by Cafe's, Post Office and busy retail outlets

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Michelle Adams

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Friday 23rd March at 11am On Site 8/38 New Street, Frankston

New Beginnings

Jarod Joseph

Sally Gray

Charlotte Rowe Building area: 176m2*

Popular size for owner occupiers & investors

Front & rear roller doors (rear access via Baldwyn St)

Vacant possession

Front office/ showroom

9775 1535

Term of Sale: 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60 days


James Dodge 0488 586 896 Richard Wraith 0419 564 528

1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

The Peninsula’s Leading Commercial & Industrial Agency For Sale

For Lease

3/32 Henry Wilson Drive, Capel Sound

Building area: 178m2* High clearance warehouse Toilet & kitchenette Container height roller door

Total building area189m2*

Building area 202m2*

Ground floor retail 113m2

High clearance warehouse

First floor residence/office/ storage (STCA)

Staff amenities

Large paved yard at rear with a car space

For Lease

Shops 5 & 6/ 8 Edward Street, Somerville

Take 1 Or Take Both

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Standalone Retail/ Office

Large Retail Shop in Busy Location

Building Area: 140m2*

Heating/ cooling/ toilets/ kitchenette

Suit retail, office, medical ect (STPA)

Ample car parking

$2,333.33 pcm + GST + outgoings conjunctional agent

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

For Sale Or Lease

Huge frontage with expansive rear garden

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300


For Lease

2 shops of app. 55m2 each

$1,350.00pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300

1/10 Eramosa Road East, Somerville

1525 Frankston Flinders Road, Tyabb

Suitable for retail/ office/ consulting

Affordable rental, tenant seeking to sell their fit-out

Off street car parking *approx. Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Rare Double Storey Shop

$420,000 - $450,000

Electric roller shutter door

$1,613pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

79 Main Street, Mornington

Affordable Office/ Warehouse

Brand New Warehouse

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300

For Lease

9 Satu Way, Mornington

Simon Southey 0403 924 104

5925 6005

4/230 Main St, Mornington 3931

110m2* retail shop Neighbouring banks / shopping centre/ transport Invest or owner occupier Lease $28,200pcm (excellent terms offered ) *approx. Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Contact agent for sale price *approx. James Dodge 0488 586 896

9775 1535

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

9559 3888

1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs 3201

358 South Rd, Moorabbin 3189

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Business Sale - Rye



For Sale - Mornington Peninsula



• A1 tenant with long lease • Recent upgrade of all equipment on site • Currently leased as successful carwash • Excellent long term investment

• Pristine location opposite Rye beach • Long lease on offer • Huge floor space of approx. 1196sqm • Consists of dining area with stage, outdoor beer garden, function room and expansive kitchen. • Hallowed ground for national and international live music

Sale Price: $699,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

FOR SALE: $380,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale- Red Hill


• Unique retail business in picturesque Red Hill • Stockist of exclusive clothing brands, jewellery, perfumes and homewares. • Individually sourced products from around the world. • Long lease package available.

• To be purchased as a whole or as individual offices. • Ideal Superannuation Investment • A-grade tenants with long leases • Net income of approx. $119,000pa • Lift Access/Balcony



FOR SALE: $50,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease- Mornington

For Sale or Lease - Mornington


STORAGE • Smack in the middle of Mornington CBD • Drive your car directly to Storage unit door. • Park and unload from your own loading bay • Approx 7.5mx2.3m with high ceiling




• Beautiful brand new office fit out • Entry and exit off Main St and Blamey Place • Kitchen, toilet facilities, reception area and data cabling. • Use of common boardroom • Office sizes from approx 10.73sqm to 17.55sqm • Office prices from $195pw to $350pw


FOR LEASE: CONTACT AGENT Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease – Mornington

FOR SALE Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease – Rosebud

Business Sale – Mount Eliza

Sale Price: $79,950 Lease Price $480pcm+GST Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Properties For Lease OFFICES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) 1/26 McLaren Place

From $185pw+GST inc OG From $195pw

2/10 Blamey Place - varying sizes

Suites on McLaren • Month to month tenancies available • Small Office spaces overlooking Mornington Centro • Outgoings and WiFi included • Lift Access / Kitchen and bathroom facilities

Lease Price: Contact Agent Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Hastings

Hospitality Opportunity

Drastically Reduced to Lease

• Prime Position in Mount Eliza Village • Plant and Equipment sale, Walk in Walk out • Fantastic kitchen and bar fit out • Keep as is, or do your own thing

• 300sqm factory with high clearance • Street frontage opposite Bunnings for great exposure • Kitchen and Bathroom amenities with shower • Private driveways with car parking

Sale Price: Contact Agents Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Lease Price: $2,500pcm+GST+OG each Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Business Sale- Sorrento

Business Sale - Mornington

6/356 Main Street - 105sqm


11 Railway Grove – Varying sizes

Price On Application

4/15 Carbine Way - From 12sqm Suite 2, Level 3/28 Main Street -14sqm

From $750pcm+GST $1,300pcm+GST+SF

FACTORIES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) 16 Peacock Rd Somerville – 200sqm


16 Peacock Rd Somerville – 250sqm


10 Thamer Street Rosebud – 300sqm


SHOPS FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) Main Street - 210sqm


68-74 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento - 72sqm


118 Main Street - 575sqm

Price on Application

STORAGE (Mornington unless specified)

Opportunity Awaits

• Located in the heart of High Street Hastings • High foot traffic close to post office, banks & newsagent • Popular café with funky décor, friendly staff & great menu • Great long term lease package

Sale Price: $59,950 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

PH: (03) 5977 2255

Mornington Bakery • Popular business with loyal clientile • Ideal opportunity to establish yourself in this location. • Very attractive leasing package • Positioned next door to Aldi

Sale Price: Contact Agent Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

18/10 Blamey Place – 17.5sqm

Sorrento Restaurant

• Long established Restaurant and Bar • Private accommodation boastinghotel style apartment • Ideally located opposite Sorrento beach • Great takings and lease package

Sale Price: $399,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169


MISCELLANEOUS: Mornington Golf Club – 200sqm


Contact: Office on 5977 2255

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Build bigger pool and have no regrets later In regard to the seemingly never ending debate about the southern peninsula swimming pool/ aquatic centre, I would firstly point out that I would be most unlikely to use such a facility. Accordingly, I’m not overly fussed whether it is built or not. Nevertheless, if a pool is to be built, surely it would make sense to “go the whole hog” and build a 50m pool? Sure it will be more expensive than a 25m pool, but nowhere near as expensive as extending it later on. The world is full of home renovators, extenders and developers who regret cutting corners further down the track, just to save money. Mornington Peninsula residents pay enough in rates and other charges, so why not go for state of the art, rather than second best? Denis Mason, Sorrento

Time for a change I have always been against the southern peninsula pool, given so little rain with climate change, the short and long-term expenses, and the fact we have Port Phillip close for pleasure and training to an elementary standard (which most schools use for a variety of water sports, not just swimming) and the Colchester Road, Rosebud pool for training to a national standard. Under the current narrow business case neither [the 50m or 25m] pool offers facilities beyond play and would destroy an existing pool business economically. Neither pool will accommodate the up to 110 people an hour expected; lucky if 10-60 people attend – two classes for a few hours a day. Frankston’s pool has had severe maintenance problems and Hastings is still a horrendous cost to ratepayers. Similar will happen [at Rosebud]. Environmentally, neither pool is zero carbon emissions or carbon draw down to meet less than

1.5°C emission targets; and where will the water come from with less than 20 per cent average rainfall in the past six months, which usually comes in storm dumps which destroy reservoirs and infrastructure? Lies and deceptions have been propagated about the shire pool which, from the start, has proved unviable environmentally, socially and commercially. Unfortunately, reason and integrity are not foremost in the regional governance or very small group of shire supporters: conformity, that is power and thoughtlessness, are. If you don’t sign these petitions you are socially excluded from participating in groups and trolled. Essentially, bullying rules. Yet, we are all attached to the same needs for clean water, air and soil for our health and destroying all four under these continued business fantasies means all vertebrates die. We need a change, and a change in our voting, to thinking and care. Kaye Mackay, Rye

Bigger a better win Unfortunately, Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have put themselves in a “no win”situation over the proposed “Rosebud aquatic facility”. History shows they have already put themselves in this position with their procrastination for many years. Now a no win situation. No pool and people will complain. A 25m pool and people will complain. A 50m pool and people will complain. All will have their relevant and justifiable points. I notice that Alan Nelson of the ratepayers association (a friend of mine) is “against” a 50m pool (“Pool shambles” Letters 6/3/18). His points are justifiable and on the point of “will our rates increase and by what amount?” the


The Grand Prix is coming to Frankston Power Centre THE Grand Prix is coming to Frankston Power Centre on Saturday 17th March from 10am until 3pm. The centre is hosting a free mini Formula One go kart track for children aged five to 12 to enjoy, brought to you by Carman’s. A four-day family ground pass to the real deal, the 2018 Formula 1 Grand Prix, worth almost $500, for the following weekend is also up for grabs for one lucky family. Simply share a photo of yourself and/or your kids enjoying the day to Facebook and tag @FrankstonPowerCentre to go into the draw. The winner will be announced

on the day. Lunch and refreshments will be available from local food court retailers at the centre who will be providing family friendly specials throughout the event. Fotini Tzikas from Lifestyle Healthy Choices says “The Grand Prix creates a lot of excitement around here each year so it’s great to offer something fun for the kids to get them excited.” “It will be great to see the locals coming together and enjoying another event here at the Frankston Power Centre” says Fotini.

shire is not saying. The point of most of the shire’s ratepayers that will use such a facility, while relevant, is not a point that should be used against a 50m pool. Yes, the southern peninsula, within a 15 kilometre radius from the proposed site is proportionally low for what would be the “ideal” population - at present. The southern peninsula area is growing rapidly. My point has always been that if a 25m pool was constructed it would be (basically) a “recreational” pool and be severely limited in its capability to provide for many aquatic activities and sporting events that require a 50m complex. If managed and promoted correctly it may come close to breaking even. I believe we should plan for the future. Sport and recreation is vital for any community; for all the community and for all its needs. Andrew Raff, Fingal

Logic against 50m pool Good grief. What part of getting a pool, just not a 50m pool, don’t these people understand? A simplistic “I want one” doesn’t stack up to the sound logic a “retired businessman” and countless others have put out there (“Olympic heritage” Letters 6/3/18). The analogy of all the pools in Portsea is silly. The people of Portsea used their own money to have them installed, they did not ask their neighbours to chip in. The push for a 50m pool has been instigated, without sound thinking, by four councillors and their supporters who, incidentally, are the usual suspects in the pool on the Rosebud foreshore farce of which some of were members of the “grey army” and who settled for a 25m pool. By demanding a 50m pool, they are in conflict with the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s “three pool policy” which included Mornington along with Hastings and Rosebud. So what these pro50m pool people are telling all you Morningtonians is to “suck it up princess”, we want a bigger pool so you’re not getting one. Please people, you have seen the sound reasoning against the larger pool, so do listen to it and let common sense prevail. Future swimming Olympic gold medallists from Rosebud is no argument for a larger pool. John Cain, McCrae

Advertise CEO’s job Bob Robinson sent a well-timed warning to Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors to pay close attention to the appointment of a CEO when the contract of the incumbent[Carl Cowie] expires (“Take care when deciding on contract for CEO” Letters 6/3/18). I hope that current councillors do not make the same error as previous councillors did on two occasions by not advertising the position. In those two instances the council quietly behind closed doors simply reappointed the incumbent on a significantly increased financial package. Councillors were told at the time that they could not divulge anything that occurred during that process and that if they did divulge anything they would be subjected to legal action. So much for open and accountable process. Of course it is rare that secrets remain hidden and the minutes of the second secret meeting suddenly appeared. So I certainly know a lot more about what went on at that time than many at the council would like. As Bob Robinson correctly points out the CEO position is a highly paid one and would therefore attract a lot of attention from qualified people if it was advertised. The best interests of the ratepayers of the shire would be served if that was the course adopted by the council. Robin Cooper, Mt Eliza

Costly changes I still remember when child care and kindergartens were provided extensively by Mornington Peninsula Shire (“Parents baffled by childcare loss” The News 6/3/18). Ever since these social institutions have been handed to private operators with subsidies from state and local governments, services have become more expensive and, as with the outsourcing of TAFE education, unscrupulous providers have rorted the system to their own advantage. This all comes at great cost to the community. But still the mantra of privatisation, a quasi-religious fascination by the mostly conservative side of politics, is going to continue. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

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Poison suspicions in Mornington death Compiled by Brodie Cowburn TWO miles out of Mornington, the body of an unknown man was found on Tuesday afternoon by Constable Kerr. Nearby were discovered two packets of strychnine, one of which had apparently been used. On the body was a ticket for a Bay street issued that morning, but there was nothing that would lead to identification. Deceased had a heavy bushy moustache; and was dressed in a grey sac suit, black woollen socks elastic “slipon” boots and a cotton shirt and singlet. *** PROFOUND regret was expressed when the news of the death of Sir John Madden, Chief Justice of Victoria was announced on Monday last. Death which was of a particularly sudden nature, was due to heart failure, and occurred at the flat of Mr W. H. Jowett, Como avenue, Toorak. The late Sir John Madden was born in Ireland in 1844, and at the age of 13 came to Australia with his father, mother and brothers. His hobbies included farming and carpentry, and on his estate in Frankston he followed both in his leisure hours. In 1872 he married the daughter of Francis J.S Stephens, and he had one son and five daughters. The loss to Frankston in Sir John Madden’s death is a particularly severe one, as he was always ready give his very best help to any movement for the improvement of the town. *** IN the 385th casualty list published recently, appears the name of D. Longmuir, Tyabb, under the heading

of wounded. We trust he will have a speedy recovery. *** PTE D. Downs, who recently returned to Australia after service abroad with the A.I.F., spent the week end at Frankston, where he was warmly welcomed by his friends. *** AT the Frankston Methodist Church Mr Elijah J. Stranger will conduct the service on Sunday morning next. At the evening service Rev E. Tonkin will preach and pay a special tribute of respect to the memory of the late Sir John Madden, who for so many years resided in Frankston *** THE deputation to the Minister of Public Works, re improvements to a Kananook creek, and the Municipal deputation with reference to excessive motor traffic to have taken place on Thursday have been postponed, owing to the unexpected defeat of the Bowser Ministry on Wednesday *** WE are pleased to note that Mrs Shannon accompanied by her daughter Sheila, has returned to Frankston, where numerous friends congratulated Miss Sheila on her triumphs in the city, with the J. C. Williamson Pantomime Company. In the nine weeks spent with this company Sheila established herself a firm favourite and the season was marked with huge successes, playing the prominent parts allotted to her with wonderful intelligence, and proving herself a talented dancer. On different occasions this gifted little Frankstonite has assisted in

raising sums of money for Patriotic purposes, and from different papers, from districts where she has appeared, we quote the following “The graceful and clever little dancer, Miss Sheila Shannon, was seen to advantage in the Butterfly dance, and she won the admiration and loud applause of the audience.” *** THROUGH the Overseas Club Southern Cross Tobacco Fund gifts of tobacco and cigarettes sufficient to keep a fighter happy for work may be sent for 1s. From what is subscribed nothing is deducted for expenses; all costs of organisation, packing despatching etc, being borne by the English Headquarters of the Overseas Club. Collection lists will be found at all post officers, and at every branch of the various banks. *** WITHIN four days, the head master called together the successful candidates for the recent exciting contest for the Moorooduc school committee. When the “lucky seven” had taken their seats at the table, after their eventful fall out of the bag, the selection of positions was dealt with. Mr Lucas was unanimously voted to the chair and Mr F. Jones was likewise selected as correspondent, while Mr Joseph Turner was given the most honorable position as Treasurer of the funds. *** THE elements were against the successful carrying out of the water sports arranged to be held at Frankston on Saturday afternoon last. A good crowd had assembled at the pier and several


items of the programme had been gone through when a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rain drove most of the spectators to shelter. Most of the programme had to be abandoned but when conditions were brighter a fair number of enthusiasts returned and were spectators at a Life Saving Display and Exhibitions by Gazeka Camp members. Mr Millett in apologising to the spectators for the non-appearance of the “Pirates Romance” owing to the inclemency of the weather, stated, so as not to disappoint the company present there would be a Demonstration of Life Saving and Exhibitions in the water by the Gazeka Camp members. *** IN the evening the seating accomodation of the local hall was quite inadequate, and despite the fact that all the seats from St. Paul’s schoolroom and every available chair from the hotels and boarding houses were requisitioned many were unable to gain admission, and “standing room only” was at a premium. Despite their being so tightly packed, patrons were in good humour, and the splendid items rendered by the artists received hearty applause, encore after encore being responded to. Without a doubt the programme was one that would not often be heard outside of Melbourne, and the organiser and his committee deserve great praise for the hard work they did to make the evening so successful. The Langwarrin Band rendered selections outside the hall before the concert starred, and the efforts of this body together with the Langwarrin orchestra,

were much appreciated. *** ALTHOUGH contrary to military instructions it is a fairly common practice among troops travelling overseas from Australia, on their way to the front to drop overboard bottles containing messages to friends or relatives, or addressed perhaps to no one in particular. As a rule when these bottles are picked up the messages are forwarded by the finder to the person to whom they are addressed or to some newspaper. The Minister for Defence on Thursday made a request that in future all communications found in bottles or other receptacles should be handed to the police for transmission to the district censor. He pointed out that the practice of dropping messages overboard from vessels was a foolish one. Some of the messages that had been picked up would have been of considerable value to the enemy and had they by any mischance fallen into enemy hands would probably have jeopardised the lives of hundreds of soldiers and caused the loss of several transports. He urged, therefore, that in the interests of the troops themselves any messages found in future should be handed direct to the police. It was not that the authorities desired to punish anyone, but they wanted to prevent any possibility of useful information leaking out to agents of the enemy. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 March 1918


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Over 100 people attended a series of community meetings regarding proposed road safety improvements in Hastings, Dromana and Rosebud as part of the Safer Residential Areas Project. We are inviting all members of the community to attend a presentation of proposed road safety treatments for these townships. Proposed road safety improvements include: roundabouts, raised platforms, crossings and signage. Being a Towards Zero municipality the Shire aims to create a safe road system including safer roads and roadsides, safer speeds, safer vehicles and safer road use. Submissions close Friday 30 March, 2018.

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Clear and President Danger By Stuart McCullough MY father was a teacher. He taught geography, history and English. He also taught music for a time despite having no skills in this area, having been selected after accidentally walking into the music room, after mistaking it for the stationery cupboard. But despite a breathtaking lack of talent, he gave it his best shot. Teachers are like that. My mother in law was a teacher also. Our neighbour from across the street too. The schools I went to had loads of them. In fact, I’ve been surrounded by teachers my whole life. To the best of my knowledge, all of them were unarmed. I can’t pretend to understand it. A tragedy of unthinkable proportions unfolds on the other side of the world. Students step forward and speak bravely and passionately for change and a President who, to preserve his right to anonymity I’ll refer to as ‘Donald J Trump, c/o the Caretaker’s Cottage, Mar a Lago Resort, Florida’, decides the best response to school shootings in America is to arm the bloke teaching social studies. It’s not so much a matter of jumping the shark on water skis as it is jumping the Sharknado whilst naked, standing backwards and wearing a blindfold. And, quite possibly, sporting a small cactus for a hat. Put simply, it’s the strangest, craziest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. My father owned a rifle. But I can’t imagine him ever taking one into the classroom. Besides, I don’t really picture my father as a heavy armaments kind of guy. He’s more a

nunchucks person. I can almost picture him; talking at length about great sedimentary rock formations before losing patience with the chatterbox at the back of the class, dropping into the combat stance and somersaulting the full length of the classroom as he brings his nunchucks crashing down on the desk of some delinquent no hoper who’d rather be outside terrifying sheep than listening to father talk

about rock formations. I can’t imagine my mother in law taking a weapon to class either. Unless, of course, it was something practical like a flamethrower. That’s the kind of hardware that has multiple uses – not only can you can ensure that you retain the full attention of the class, you can also use it for other things – like get rid of any spiders lurking in the multi purpose room or

toasting your sandwiches quickly if you’re on yard duty. When I was student, the weapons of choice for the faculty were chalk and blackboard dusters. They could propel those items to any corner of the room with pinpoint accuracy. One moment you’d be talking to the person next to you; the next instant you’d be struck by a stick of white chalk right between the eyes. Dusters were worse still. When hit, a small cloud of chalk dust would erupt, the scent lined your nostrils for days. Worse still, the duster would leave a chalk outline on your jumper that you could never fully erase. Which was kind of ironic, really. Reflecting back, I was a good student but there were definitely times when my attention wandered. I was in year 11 when I started to daydream for extended periods of time. Had it been a subject for VCE, my score would have been much improved. But, it begs the question: would I have been a better a student if some of my teachers were packing heat? Probably. There’s no way I would have been late handing in my Year 10 history assignment, that’s for sure. Under such heightened circumstances, I would have feigned greater interest in Maths B. Maybe. I don’t think you could ever convince teachers to take guns into their classrooms. In fact, it’d probably be a lot easier to find people who are completely comfortable with guns and train them to be teachers. Charles Bronson would be terrific teaching Home Economics. I had an Austral-

ian History teacher who kind of looked a bit like Bruce Willis. Why not get the actual Bruce Willis? In fact, why limit it to teachers? Get Dirty Harry as the lollypop person in charge of the pedestrian crossing. Believe me, everyone’s gonna wait until the whistle blows before driving across when Dirty Harry’s in charge. Sylvester Stallone, wearing a Rambostyle bullet sash could do Tuck Shop duty. ‘Doyawansorswifthat?’ he’d mumble, muscles glistening under the flickering blue light bug zapper as frightened kids decide to skip lunch altogether. That someone even remotely important has suggested something as patently insane as arming school teachers says a lot, much of it unprintable in a newspaper. I don’t mean to make light of a tragedy - it’s a reflex action in response to something absurd. I will say, however, that I was deeply impressed by the students in Florida who spoke. I couldn’t have said anything so sensible at that age. But it does make me think how lucky we are. That teachers get to teach and are not asked to carry a concealed weapon. Thank goodness. A high calibre student should mean one with good grades. Marking essays doesn’t earn you the title of ‘marksman’. Nor should it. So far as I’m concerned, the only Magnum at a school should be frozen, covered in chocolate and available from the tuck shop for four bucks. Possibly served by Sylvester Stallone.


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Murals set to light up Frankston FRANKSTON’S inaugural Big Picture Fest is only weeks away and art lovers have plenty of reasons to celebrate. From 19 March, watch experience street artists begin to transform the following large-scale blank walls in Frankston: n The multi-storey Frankston Door Centre in Park Lane n The Alley Barber wall in Steibel Place, Frankston n The second storey of the wall at the back of Robinson’s Book Shop on Steibel Place. n Two adjoining walls on Olsen Street n The Frankston Foundry wall on Wells Lane, and n Two adjacent walls towards the Station Street end of Gallery Lane. This leads to the Big Picture Fest celebrations from 23 – 25 March. This free all ages event

will include: An art walk, Photographic tour, Ironlak Jam (group street art work), and a block party event Join the Big Picture Fest Block Party in the Frankston Library Forecourt on Saturday 24 March, 6 -11pm. This will be an all ages event featuring DJs and the art installation UKI (the Utility Kinetic Insect). Drinks will be available for over 18+s. The Big Picture Fest will be overseen by Brecknock Consulting and Joel Van Moore, the creator of the popular Port Adelaide Wonderwalls Festivals. It is being funded through the city’s Street Art Masterplan, part of the Victorian Government’s $63 Frankston Train Station Redevelopment project. Don’t miss a minute! Follow @thebigpicturefest and visit


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AT DROMANA COLLEGE, the newly refurbished Technology Centre has been equipped with state-of-the-art digital and systems technology. This allows a unique experience in STEAM education. STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating the five disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. When these fields are brought together, more meaningful learning can take place. STEAM integrates these subjects into real world learning experiences. Since 2015 our students have participated in an annual STEAM Immersion Day where they undertake workshops with local scientists, designers, innovators and artists and work collaboratively to produce innovative designed solutions. Students have also participated in the following STEAM experiences: n STEAM Club – which runs every Tuesday morning from 7:15am – 8:15am and encompasses activities such as coding and robotics, 3D construction and digital design. n Use of multiple 3D printers – incorporating fusion 360 CAD software to design and develop real products. n HPV – Human Powered Vehicle team that competes across the state and includes a team of riders, engineers and technicians who utilise everything from vinyl cutters to lathes and C&C

mills to produce a race ready vehicle. n Use of laser cutters – to design and construct solutions with absolute precision, making use of a range of digital design software to produce products of commercial quality.

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Kangas to meet dogs again PROVINCIAL

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully LANGWARRIN will meet Mornington in this weekend’s MPCA Provincial semi-final after finishing on top of the ladder. The other Semi Final will be played between neighbours Mt Eliza and Peninsula Old Boys. The Kangas will head into the semifinal with great confidence after knocking over the Doggies by 38 runs in the final home and away one-day game at Lloyd Park. It is a remarkable effort by the Kangas considering many experts believed they would fail to make the top four. However, they have proved that relentless pressure in the field and with the ball can dictate the result of any match. That is what happened on Saturday against Mornington. The Kangas were in all sorts of trouble at 6/74, however number nine batsman Sam Prosser finished with an unbeaten 31 and Riley Davie, batting at 10, was unbeaten on 18 which helped the Kangas to a competitive, all be it on the low side, 144. Mornington quick Ryan McDonald was the best of their bowlers with 3/16. Langwarrin needed quick wickets early in reply and they got just what they were looking for, removing openers Sam Wiese and Matt Foon to leave Mornington 2/6. Brad McDonald top scored for the Doggies with 33 while Ryan Mc Donald was next best with 21. Langwarrin used six bowlers to remove Mornington for 106, with Adam Campbell the best of them with 2/13 off eight overs. Sam and Jake Prosser picked up two wickets each. Mt Eliza stormed into the Provincial semi-finals with a convincing win over Baxter.

Batting first at home, Baxter started very well with the top four batsmen scoring 110 between them. Justin Bridgeman made 50 before being bowled by Justin Grant while Daniel Warwick hit 40 and Chris Brittain 28. With Todd Quinn finishing unbeaten on 18 Baxter scored a very competitive 7/178. Rob Maskiell and Justin Grant each took two wickets for the Mounties. In reply, Mt Eliza scored 4/184 off 38.4 overs to comfortably win the match. Justin Grant scored 51 and Lyall House helped himself to 49 while Josh Goudge hit 29. Peninsula Old Boys eased their way into this weekend’s semi-final against Mt Eliza with a seven-wicket victory over Sorrento. The Sharks batted first and hit a very competitive 7/193 from its 40 overs. Jed Falck top scored with 52 and Liam O’Connor hit 31 of the Sorrento total. Old Boys Skipper Wade Pelzer was superb with the ball, bowling eight overs for a return of 4/20. However, despite the strong total it still wasn’t enough, as Pelzer blasted 87 and Tom La Brooy hit 54 to help the Old Boys to 3/194 with five overs to spare. Crib Point will be relegated next season after finishing on the bottom of the 2017/18 Provincial Cricket Season. The Magpies would have liked to have finished the season on a high but they were touched up by Pearcedale to the tune of 70 runs. Pearcedale batted first and the openers, Brad Trotter (80) and Will Kennedy (75) shared 141 runs in their opening stand. As it turned out the Pearcedale openers scored more than the entire Crib point team as the Pies finished at 9/133. Jake Roberts was the pick of the Panthers bowlers with 3/18 off eight overs.

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By Mr & Mrs IT Gully IT was always going to be a really tight finish in MPCA Peninsula Cricket, and that proved to be the case on Saturday. The cricket has been hot in this division all season and picking a top four at any stage was always fraught with danger. However, Flinders came out on top with 108 points, while Main Ridge were second with 98, Long Island third on 90, Moorooduc fourth, also on 90. To highlight the closeness of the season Somerville just missed out on 86 points, as did Pines with 78 and Red Hill with 78. Delacombe Park finished bottom on 60 points and will be relegated to District next season. Main Ridge simply had to beat Red Hill to play finals. The Hillmen batted first and were rolled for 158, Riley Shaw top scoring with 46, Tim Collette hitting 34 and Ben Shorthouse contributing 30. The Ridge’s Owen McEncroe was the pick of the bowlers with 3/35 off eight overs. The Ridge needed somebody to stand up and take control of the contest. This came in the form of skipper


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Nick Jewell who opened the innings and set the team up with 65. Will Noall hit 35 and Gareth Wyatt finished unbeaten on 39 to guide The Ridge to 4/161 off 37 overs. Flinders may have taken the points against Long Island on Saturday to finish on top of the ladder, however, it wasn’t overly impressive in its victory. Skipper Neil Barfuss again played a lone hand hitting 72 including nine fours and two sixes before snaring 3/5 off five overs with the ball. Come this weekend his teammates need to rally behind him and contribute. Flinders’ Charlie Burgess opened with 31 and Mason Mail hit 19 to help Flinders to 157. James Paxton was the pick of the bowlers for Long Island with 4/23, while Andrew Tweedle snared 3/42 off eight. Long Island was never in the contest with the bat with Stuart Doolan top scoring with 40 and Pubudu Edirisinghe hitting 25. While Barfuss took three wickets, Max Royal also contributed strongly picking up 3/16 off eight. Moorooduc snatched fourth place on the ladder with a convincing 50 run win over Pines. The Ducks batted first and made 6/198, Shamith Kannangara hitting

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62 and Pathum De Mel top scoring with 64. Justin Mc Cleary was important at the end with an unbeaten 34. In reply, Pines’ Nick Wilcox was the only batsman to offer resistance with 35. Harley Parker contributed with 25. However, despite batting their full 40 overs, Pines could only score 9/149. Reece Cordeux and Michael Whincup each snared three wickets. Somerville was prevented from playing finals cricket by Delacombe Park. The team that has now been relegated. The Parkers must be the best team that has ever been relegated, after all, they smashed the Eagles by 114 runs on Saturday. Batting first the Parkers made 8/274 with Steve Anderson top scoring with 59, Jon Guthrie hitting 50 and Nick Christides smashing 49, including five sixes. In reply, Somerville was bowled out for 160 in the 24th over. Justin Allsopp top scored with 52. Dean Blight was the pick of the Parkers’ bowlers with 4/50. Christides took 3/10 off 2.2 overs.

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully BADEN Powell flexed its muscles at the right time leading into the MPCA District semi-final, recording a sevenwicket victory over Rye. Baden Powell batted first at the beautiful RJ Rowley Reserve and set Rye 183 for victory after scoring 182 for the loss of three wickets. Craig Entwistle hit 85 off 109 balls while Tom Kellerman hit 30 runs off 46 balls. In the chase Matt Whelan top scored with 44 for Rye while Dean Collins scored 35 and Andrew Dunn 29. No other Rye player hit double figures and consequently, they were bowled out for 128. The Brave’s Ryan Barnett was the best of their bowlers with 4/35. Unbelievably, despite Rye being in the four a handful of rounds ago, the bottom finish means they will be relegated to Sub-District next season. Mt Martha slotted into fourth place on the ladder after beating Rosebud in a thriller by three runs. The Buds batted first and made 102 with three batsmen scoring double figures. Peter Doughty top scored with 37, Matt Williams hit 22 and Jason Mathers 17. Curtis Stone bowled eight overs and finished with 4/13 for the Reds. Mt Martha was in a world of pain early in the chase, scrambling at 4/8, they were then 8/51 and in real trouble.

However, an unbeaten 49 from Brad Wilkinson, 14 Brad Schreuder and an unbeaten nine from Curtis Stone, saw the Reds scramble to 9/105 and record an unlikely victory. Rosebud’s Pat Nagle and Billy Quigley each took 3/22. Heatherhill will meet Seaford in this weekend’s semi-final after smashing Hastings by seven wickets on Saturday. The Blues batted first in the one-dayer and at one stage were 4/18, however, the middle order, led by Nathan Hunt with 28 and Sean Hewitt with 25 helped the Blues to a defensible 145. What was thought to be defensible proved to be far from the case, Heatherhill reeling in the runs in 19.2 overs. This was largely due to Steve O’Donnell who spanked 96 while Matty Meagher hit an unbeaten 22. O’Donnell has now hit almost 300 runs in his last two hits after almost scoring 200 in his last innings. Seaford is nicely primed for the finals after winning a tight one against old foe Seaford Tigers. Seaford Tigers batted first and made 9/176, Mackenzie Gardener top scoring with 78 and Anthony Joel hitting 30. In reply, Seaford chased down the runs with 5 wickets and four overs in hand. Faisal Payenda top scored for Seaford with 41 and skipper Ryan McQueen hit 39.


Tigers on top form ahead of finals campaign SUB-DISTRICT

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully DROMANA is on fire heading into the MPCA Sub District finals after belting Ballam Park on Saturday by more than 100 runs. The Tigers will host Carrum Downs in the first semi-final, while Carrum will host Tootgarook in the other final. The winners will play off in the grand final. Dromana scored 192 batting first against Ballam Park on Saturday,

Blake Pappas top scoring with 54 and fellow opener Daniel Byatt contributing 40. Ballam Park’s Justin Moore was the pick of his team’s bowlers with 3/14, while Gabriel Lawrence picked up 3/27 off five overs. In reply, Ballam Park was bowled out for 89 in 24 overs with Ben Bradley-Bridge picking up 3/13 off four overs and Jack Fowler claiming 3/30 off 8 overs. Carrum and Tootgarook will do it all again in the semi-final this week-

end after the Lions beat the Frogs in the one day game by 21 runs last Saturday. There will be no excuse for not knowing what to expect in the semi. The Lions batted first with Dale O’Neil scoring 44 and Dylan Steed top scoring with 46. In reply, Tootgarook fell short with a number of batsmen getting starts but not able to go on. Jake D’Atri was the pick of the Lions bowlers with 3/23 off 7.1 overs. Finals were on the line between Carrum Downs and Boneo. Quite

simply, the winner was in and the loser didn’t play finals. On Saturday it was Carrum Downs who prevailed, knocking over the Pandas by four wickets. Boneo just didn’t score enough runs after winning the toss and batting. Chris Jobling was superb, smashing 75 off 67 balls, however not one of his fellow batsmen could make it past 8 runs. In fact, the next highest score was extras with 12. The Pandas were bowled out for 122 off 31.3 overs. In reply, Carrum Downs scored 130

off 31 overs, Ryan Lynch top scoring with 39. In the final games, Skye finished the season in great fashion beating Tyabb by 15 runs, 134 versus 119. The win helped to prevent Skye from finishing bottom of the ladder. Balnarring made light work of Frankston YCW scoring 189 before bowling out the Stonecats for just 114. Ben King was the standout in the game for Balnarring picking up six for 25 from eight overs.

Langy, Mornington, Strikers all triumph SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN’S victory against high-flying Dandenong City and FFA Cup wins to Mornington and Peninsula Strikers highlighted last weekend’s local action. Langy went into Saturday’s league clash at Lawton Park as a pronounced underdog having come off a 4-1 thumping from Springvale White Eagles and facing the big-spending second-placed team in NPL2. But Gus Macleod’s men defied the odds and stunned the Croatian-backed visitors with a 2-1 triumph in front of a large crowd. “I keep telling people that we’re three years behind all these other NPL clubs,” Macleod said, a reference to the league’s inception in 2014. “We go into the unknown every week because we don’t really know how good we are but this result will give the whole club a lot of confidence.” One of the revelations of the season so far has been the defensive display of Andy McLean, recruited from Eltham Redbacks. Last year he played as a striker and finished second in State 2 South-East’s Golden Boot award but his preferred position is at the back where he played for Scottish League club Berwick Rangers. Macleod gave 17-year-old midfielder Cody Eszes his full senior debut and after Dandenong’s Josh Knight and Ben Everson spurned chances to open the scoring it was the turn of Langy midfielder Callum Goulding to blast his shot over the bar when well placed on the right of the area. Three minutes into the second half Langy strikers Liam Baxter and John Kuol combined but the latter couldn’t control the ball and the chance went begging. A minute later Dandenong captain Shaun Filipovic went down inside the area but his pleas for a penalty went unheeded. It took a slide-rule pass from Paul Speed in the 68th minute to set up the opening goal. Baxter had pulled wide on the left and took a defender with him leaving Kuol one-on-one and the quicksilver striker shielded well then turned his opponent and struck a low left-foot shot past Dandenong keeper Damir Salcin to make it 1-0. Despite Dandenong enjoying the bulk of possession Langy continued to frustrate its opponent in sweltering conditions that forced a drinks break in both halves. A lapse in concentration looked to have proved costly when Dandenong substitute Daniel Visevic stole in at the back post in the 84th minute and his close-range strike levelled the scores. But two minutes later Baxter’s bril-

Cup contest: Mornington’s Keegan Ziada takes control watched by teammate Wayne Gordon, left, and Casey Comets stars George Whiteoak and Connor Belger, far right. Picture John Punshon

liant first-time finish at the near post restored Langy’s lead and there was no way back for their much-vaunted opponent. Macleod’s squad will soon be strengthened by the arrival of Queensland-based striker Matt Heath and the availability of defender or midfielder Johnny Guthrie who has been playing cricket. Langy’s under-20s got the afternoon off to a winning start by downing their Dandy counterparts 3-2. Nat Daher gave Langy the lead in the 35th minute but Jaydon Unmack equalised eight minutes later. Langy under-20s gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor took off his baseball cap and threw it on the ground when Unmack scored. The linesman drew the referee’s attention to the incident and Taylor was sent off. Half-time substitute Travis Ernsdoerfer restored Langy’s lead when he stole the ball from a defender and slotted it home. The visitors thought they had at least salvaged a draw when Jarryn Fittock’s pinpoint free-kick gave Langy keeper Ben Caballero no chance but with time running out Ernsdoerfer again won the

ball and prodded it forward for Nick Simmons to score the winner. Mornington and Strikers are still in the 2018 FFA Cup after Mornington defeated Casey Comets 2-0 at Comets Stadium and Strikers earned a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Lalor United. Both Mornington and Comets have revamped their first team squads during the off-season and are eyeing the State 1 South-East title which opens up entry to NPL2. Mornington’s Cup win strikes the first psychological blow and Adam Jamieson’s outfit took just four minutes to hit the lead thanks to a superb finish from Welsh import Curtis Hutson after a good build-up involving Wayne Gordon and Sammy Orritt. When substitute Luke Locasto was brought down inside the area in the 82nd minute Orritt converted from the spot to round off the scoreline. Mornington was without five visa players waiting for international clearances. Among them was goalkeeper Liam Little who has been playing in his native New Zealand. Little was part of Mornington’s 2015 State 1 championship side and takes

over the No 1 mantle from Kris McEvoy who has left the club. Peninsula Strikers have a first-half Nathan Smith goal to thank for Saturday’s Cup success over Lalor United, the former Mornington winger’s leftfoot shot from the edge of the area proving decisive. The club has recruited heavily in the off-season but most of its new signings were still waiting for international clearances and were unavailable. Off the pitch, Strikers have been buoyed by an end to the stand-off between their junior and senior clubs. “Both committees have met and we are in a pretty good place right now,” said senior club president Trevor Johnston. “I’m doing what I can to demonstrate how much I want this to work and I’m really excited at the prospect of turning our reserves into a proper development squad.” Johnston also has had a positive meeting with Frankston Council over the unplayable status of Centenary Park’s main pitch and is hopeful that Strikers will be able to host their round 3 home clash with Frankston Pines on 14 April. Strikers have been forced to play two

FFA Cup home fixtures at alternative venues and Johnston is preparing to lodge a formal compensation claim with council. Both parties have discussed the issue and are believed to have reached a verbal agreement. Frankston Pines’ No 1 keeper Alfonso Cardinale has signed for State 2 South-East rival Heatherton United. Former Langwarrin, Strikers and Rosebud Heart keeper Sean Skelly is believed to be on Pines’ radar. Skelly was seen in earnest discussion with Pines assistant coach Ben Caffrey at Lawton Park on Saturday. Pines defeated Dandenong South 3-1 in a friendly last Thursday with Mitch Landers, Luke Murray and Aaryn Rix scoring for Pines. Baxter lost 4-0 to Skye United in a practice match at Baxter Park last Thursday. The game was stopped early due to a head injury to Baxter striker Liam Kilner who was taken by ambulance to Frankston Hospital and diagnosed with fractures in his cheekbone and jaw. Kilner will find out this week if surgery is required and it is unclear how long he will be sidelined. Skye followed up with a 5-0 loss in a friendly against Knox at Egan Lee Reserve on Saturday. Meanwhile, Hong Kong international Avery Lau made her debut in Southern United’s 7-0 home loss to title-chasing Alamein on Sunday while the under19s lost 9-1. The club’s other underage sides had impressive wins. The under-12s won 6-2 with goals from Kayla McLeod (2), Stella Rodgers (2), Eden McKeown and Chiara Renzella. The under-14s bounced back from the previous week’s loss to smash Alamein 5-0 with goals from Alex Jones (2), Taylah Hennekam, Rhys McKenna and an own goal. The under-16s won 7-3 with goals from Haylea Porter (3), Jasmine Ristevski (2), Briana Dias and Mia SunkelLozell. The local soccer community suffered a huge loss last week with the death of Andy McKenna after a long illness. McKenna, 56, played in the National Soccer League with Green Gully and made his mark on the local scene with Frankston Pines, Seaford United and Peninsula Strikers. He also coached at Casey Comets and Morwell Pegasus and was a muchloved figure. A funeral service will be held at Bunurong Memorial Park on Friday at 2.30pm. This weekend’s league games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Murray Utd (Lawton Park, U20s 1pm). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bulleen Lions (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).

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Parkdale revives Gift at a ‘new level’ THE PARKDALE Gift will be revived after 54 years on the sidelines and is set to showcase some untapped indigenous talent with two sprinters from far north Western Australia making the journey down south. The Gift which is set to return to the Gerry Green Reserve on Saturday 24 March has come to fruition through the efforts of former professional Parkdale runner Tim Mason who pursued the idea just over two years ago. “I ran at the Stawell Gift and now coach my daughter Georgia and we went down to the reserve a couple of years ago and thought it was a beautiful ground that we could run our own gift at,” Mason said. “I did some further searching and found out that there was a Gift run in the 1960’s so that probably urged me on a bit more.” Mason said he wanted to create a gift that wasn’t like the others in Victoria and wanted to involve more of the community. “I can sit there for hours and just watch running non-stop but I thought it may not be everyone else’s cup of tea so we’ve incorporated other sports such as tennis, boxing, pilates and yoga and we will also have a twilight market there,” he said. “Most of the gifts have the athletics side and might add a couple of other little elements but I think we have taken it to a new level which is great for the local community.” On top of the variety of events that have been incorporated into the Parkdale Gift, Mason also wanted to provide a platform for indigenous runners to showcase their talent. Mason has raised over $7500 to help

Untapped potential: Solomon Puemorra, 16 from the Kimberly community of Mowanjum in far north Western Australia prepares for the running of the Parkdale and Stawell Gifts. Picture: Supplied

provide two athletes from the Kimberly community of Mowanjum in far north Western Australia with the opportunity to travel to Victoria and compete in both the Parkdale Gift and the Stawell Gift which will run a week later. Mason travelled up to the community of Mowanjum two weeks ago to meet the cousins, Solomon Puemorra, 16, and Deqwayne Puemorra, 18, in preparation for their descent into Victoria. The cousins, who had never worn a pair of running spikes before, worked with 2017 Stawell 400-metres winner Jack Anderson and are hoping to bring their flair from the football field to the running track. Mason said that while the experience is a great idea, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of people who have a proper understanding of where to find the talent up in the northern areas of Australia. The idea had long been building in

Mason’s mind and with the help of former professional runner Scott Grigg, the structure of the idea is now coming together. “It’s been an interest of mine for a little while and it’s taken just over a year for funding. It’s looking really positive at the moment,” Mason said. “I would love to make it an annual event but a lot of it comes down to funding. We’ve been fortunate to have significant contributions to help us facilitate the program. “It may not just be the Kimberley community next year - I think there is plenty of talent in the outback and we want to provide them with the experience and if we happen to find a talented athlete that would be a massive bonus.” Mason said that he will be working with the Parkdale Indigenous Community to organise their accommodation as well as the Parkdale Secondary College to work out a program for them and help them experience not just the athletics side but also other activities across the state. Mason said he was looking forward to seeing the Gift kick off and was pleased to see the Frankston Gift’s revival earlier last month run so smoothly. “I was really happy to see the Frankston Gift back up and running, adding another new event to the Gift calendar,” he said. “It’s terrific for the runners and the entire bayside community. With the Sandringham Gift, Parkdale Gift, Frankston Gift and now the Rye Gift, we have four really good ones now on the calendar.” Ben Triandafillou

Up and about: Blairgowrie boxer Jayde Mitchell is set to make his return to the ring after suffering a spinal injury. Picture: Supplied.

Blairgowrie boxer to bounce back BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell is hoping to make a winning return to the ring on Saturday 17 March after spending the past six months off the scene with a spinal injury. Since sustaining a possible careerending neck injury in his fight against Aniwaer Yilixiati in September last year, Mitchell has focused solely on his recovery and after getting the all clear is set to face South American boxer Ariel Alejandro Zampedri at the Melbourne Pavilion. Everything has run smoothly for Mitchell since his surgery in mid-September and having taken an aggressive stance on his recovery, said he is ready to fire on his return. “I knew this wasn’t going to be the end of me, there’s nothing stopping me reach my potential,” Mitchell said. “I’m super grateful and lucky to have landed one of the country’s best neurosurgeon’s Professor Andrew Kaye and my team has helped me go from strength to strength. “I’ve never stopped thinking about boxing - I’m feeling very confident heading into the fight. I’ve been sparring 12 high paced rounds with Sam Soloman so fitness isn’t an issue.” During the recovery period Mitchell

has focussed mainly on his balance and feet work, and while he says it’s only a “minuscule change” he believes it will make a world of difference. “I haven’t been able to do a lot of punching so I’ve focussed on the balance issues. It should help me set up correctly so I am able to get those big punches off,” Mitchell said. “I can’t wait to get back in there. I think he (Zampedri) is looking to capitalise as I return and possibly try to take my world rating off me. I appreciate him taking up the fight but I’m coming in hot and ready to make 2018 my year.” Mitchell will head to China in May to defend both his WBC and WBA regional titles before looking at a possible match-up with Australia’s Anthony Mundine in June. “If the Jeff Horn fight doesn’t happen then that’s the one I want more than anything at the moment,” Mitchell said. “It’s not that I’m looking past these next two fights at all. They will both be massive fights and they certainly won’t be a breeze over. “Just to be in the talk with the fight against Mundine is huge and it’s great to see that all of the sacrifices are staying to pay off.”

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Mornington horseman jumps through the grades RIDING track work since the age of 12, Mornington-based horseman Clayton Douglas has risen through the ranks of the racing industry to ride his first Victorian metropolitan winner at Moonee Valley on Friday 2 February. It’s been no ordinary journey for the rider as he began his racing career on the picnic circuit just over seven years ago before finding his feet over the jumps. Douglas often works about 15 horses each morning before travelling across the state to pick up rides for numerous trainers but originally thought he would be too heavy to make the light weight needed to race in town. Douglas followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Ray, who is a stalwart on the picnic circuit with more than 350 winners to his name and fondly recalled picking up five rides at his first race meeting at Balnarring. “I was on top of the world that day,” Douglas said. “One of my first rides was on a horse called Liberty Cat and I missed the kick and didn’t make it past any other runner – that brought me back to earth pretty quick.” Not long after his debut ride, Douglas picked up his first winner on Melbourne Cup day at Mansfield and a few years later got the tap on the shoulder from former training partners Fran Houlahan and Brian Johnston to give jumps racing a go. “They thought I had a good stature for being a jumps jockey but I had never really thought about it and never thought it was for me,” Douglas said. “I went down the next week and rode one of their horses for about 15

Metro jump: Jockey Clayton Douglas returns to mounting yard after his win on About the Journey at Oakbank. Picture: Supplied

minutes and very quickly got the bug for it.” Douglas has been riding over the jumps ever since and it wasn’t until after he broke his leg in a trackwork accident halfway through last year that he decided to apply for an upgraded licence to an A-Grade jumps jockey and try his hand at flat racing. “I always wanted to be a jockey but I thought I’d be too big because of my height,” he said. “It was annoying [that I had the accident] because I wanted to get going a bit and thought I would like to start riding on the flat. “It made me a bit keener because I was sitting at home doing nothing but I never thought being a jockey wasn’t for me. I’ve broken a lot of bones but I’m a pretty strong-willed person and mentally it doesn’t really get to you.” Douglas returned six weeks later and has started to reap the rewards for his hard work with his first ride at Moonee Valley resulting in his first victory at the track. Douglas ironically rode a former picnic runner, Midas Man, to victory in a head-bobber for Morningtonbased trainer Robert Kingston.

“It’s definitely been a highlight in my career,” Douglas said. “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to ride at the Valley let alone get a winner there. “My first jumps winner took a long time so when that happened it was a fair highlight as well, but it’s not easy getting a winner.” Having spent a lot of his time in and around the Mornington Racecourse, Douglas is now looking forward to its feature race meeting, the Mornington Cup, on Saturday 24 March where for the first time in his career he will have a chance to ride at the meeting. “Normally I would go and ride high-weight races during the day and come back and watch the races at Mornington but obviously this year I have been able to get my weight down and hopefully I can pick up a few rides across the day,” he said. When it came to the Mornington Cup, Douglas said he “wouldn’t think twice if he was able to pick up an OK ride in the Cup” and would be willing “to drop down to 54kg to have a go. Ben Triandafillou

Pre-season: Mornington Peninsula women’s hockey player Angela Lei toughs it out through the Falcons pre-season Tough Mudder track. Picture: Supplied.

Falcons women prepare for season opener MORNINGTON Peninsula Hockey Club will host its annual Charity Sticks Day on Sunday 18 March with practise matches against Monash University and Sandringham Hockey Club. Raffles and guest speakers will add to the day while the women will get some quality pre-season training in preparation for their coming season which kicks off in April. Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club’s player and under-16 girls’ coach Kim Trezise said the event was one of the most important days on the club’s calendar with several charities being supported over the past few years. “It’s a fantastic day and we wanted to have a more local charity to support this year,” she said. “All of the money raised will go towards the Mornington Peninsula Good Shepherd Family Violence Support Service.” Trezise said the practise matches “would give a good indication of

where we are at” compared to the rest of the league. “We have quite a new team this year with a lot of junior girls coming through,” she said. “It’s a good chance for them to see and feel what hockey is like at the Victorian league level. They’ve put a lot of effort in so far and they’re a really good group of girls so it’s really exciting to see them coming up.” The Falcons have recently completed several pre-season training activities with some of the players taking on the 1000 steps challenge on Saturday 20 January as well as an intense obstacle course named the “Falcons Mudder” last month. “We try to have these events to build the connection between the different sections of the club,” Trezise said. “The Thousand Steps hit out was really excellent training for our endurance and the tough mudder course was just really good fun.” Ben Triandafillou

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2010 falcon G6E turbo intercooled finished in silhouette with black leather int Ford focus LT CL sedan 2.0 lt automatic with air con power steering 2007 hyundai Santa fe SX CRDi 4x4 wagon automatic with air con abs 2006 range rover sport 4x4 v6 turbo diesel finished in black with black leather 2000 model Mitsubishi pajero v6 3.5 automatic ready for work and 6 speed automatic front side and head air bags abs cruise traction control EBD front and side air bags abs brakes EBD power windows aux input brakes power windows cruise control traction EBD multiple air bags int. fitted with multiple air bags cruise control power windows abs traction play new lift kit and big tyres bull bar with 12,000lb winch full size control electronic stability program climate control hill descent roof rack with awning tow pack snorke LED spot lights LED light bar rear camera Bluetooth ipod connect tinted glass alloy wheels reg xql107 remote locks immoboliliser sevice books reg wqw886 tinted glass roof racks nudge bar tow pack alloy wheels reg 1cp9zh very clean unit with low KM reg 1kv9ca roll over stability alloy wheels tow pack sn7869



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2010 TERRITORY AWD Ford territory SY MK11 TS AWD wagon finished in silver with dark grey int trim multiple air bags traction control abs brakes stability control EBD park sensors and rear camera climate control cruise power windows in dash cd stacker factory alloy’s reg xts074


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2008 automatic diesel scenic phase II expression with very good service history only 126,000 ks climate control abs cruise control multiple air bags power windows roof racks reg 1jr1na

2011 kia sorento platinum turbo diesel seven seater finished in black with full black leather int multiple air bags abs EBD traction control brake assist hill descent electronic stability Bluetooth aux input rear camera park assist climate control dual zone cruze control power windows reg moine



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RENAULT MASTER CAMPER DIESEL CAPTIVA LX 7 SEATS DUAL CAB 4X4 DIESEL LANCER RALLIART AWD 7 SEAT TERRITORY 2009 2006 renault master turbo diesel 6 speed manual van with front set 2009 turbo diesel holden captive LX fitted with multiple air bags full 2013 BT50 automatic 3.2 lt turbo diesel 4x4 utility front and side and head air up as camper and rear for work great for tradie working away fitted leather int traction control power windows cruise control abs EBD bags abs stability control air con traction control EBD roll over protection hill with air con power steering air bags abs power windows reg uad319 stability control park sensors climate control tinted glass reg xjb 349 holder Bluetooth cruise trailer sway ESC aux and usb socket reg zsz661


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V8 GRAND CHEROKEE SAAB CONVERTIBLE 7 SEAT DIESEL CAPTIVA 1997 saab 900s convertable runs well automatic finished in black being sold as traded no rwc and roof only works manually $1700

Ford TS territory SYII factory seven seat optioned with side steps roof racks tow pack tinted glass abs cruise power windows multiple air bags traction EBD reverse camera stability control roll over protection zgu328


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1999 jeep grand limited 4.7lt automatic 4x4 air bags abs brakes EBD full leather trim alloy wheels tow pack side steps drives great $2400 sold as is reg xnf059

2008 mitsubishi lancer rallyart awd 2.0lt intercooled turbo hatch 6 speed dual clutch automatic with only 101,000km with books 5 star ancap rating front side and head air bags abs brakes ebd traction control electronic stability alarm tow away protection cruise climate control keyless start colour coded body kit with black alloy’s


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2009 holden captiva LX seven seat turbo diesel automatic 4x4 wagon 2010 VW golf MY11 comfortline 5 door hatchback one owner with full service history 2005 MY05 honda crv 4wd automatic suv 2.4lt air bags abs brakes with 7 air bags electronic stability traction control EBD hill holder abs brake EBD central locking air conditioned power steering cruise control rear dvd player leather int climate control abs traction EBD cruise fitted assist multifunction control screen climate control power windows heated side multiple air bags park sensors full service history reg wue193 power windows service books low ks reg tis562 mirrors factory alloy’s reg ycc892



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If you’re considering retirement living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, then visiting the best villages just got a whole lot easier. Come for a look around any of these villages and see for yourself just how great retirement living can be. (Check individual open times next to logos) Each village has a range of different activities: live music, arts and crafts, lawn bowls and much more.


Patterson Lakes Retirement Village

130 McLeod Road, Patterson Lakes Melway 97 G6 Ph: 1800 72 71 70 vic/patterson-lakes-village 2

Long Island Village

1 Overton Road, Seaford Melway 99 D9 Ph: 1800 72 71 70 vic/long-island-village 3

Greenways Village

330 Frankston Dandenong Road, Seaford Melway 99 K6 Ph: 9786 8679 4

Casey Grange Village

75 Evans Road, Cranbourne Melway 133 C4 Ph: 1800 998 900


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Blue Hills Residences

125 Berwick-Cranbourne Road Cranbourne East Melway 134 D6 Ph: 5990 9000 6

Blue Hills Rise

240 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East Melway 134 G7 Ph: 5991 5000 7

Village Baxter

Entrance 6, Golf Links Road (Between Scotts Ln & Robinsons Rd) Frankston South Melway 102 J11 Ph: 5971 1349 8

Peninsula Lifestyle Retirement Village

46 Baxter Tooradin Road, Baxter Melway 107 A4 Ph: 1800 754 057


St John’s Village

45 Park Lane, Somerville Melway 148 E2 Ph: 5977 7033 10

Koorootang Court

183 Osborne Drive, Mount Martha Melway 145 C6 Ph: 1800 550 550 koorootang-court 11

Martha’s Point

165 Osborne Drive, Mount Martha Melway 145 C6 Ph: 1800 550 550 marthas-point 12

Village Glen

335-351 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud Melway 169 H4 Ph: 5986 4455

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13 March 2018  

Mornington News 13 March 2018