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Smashed: Mercedes dealer Chris Thoday, left, surveys the damage after the robbery. Two men, above, captured on CCTV stealing from the dealership’s cabinets. Pictures: Cameron McCullough

Dealership hit in smash-and-grab TWO men used a concrete block to smash their way into the Mercedes-Benz car dealership at Mornington, 5.45am, Thursday 15 February. The men, wearing dark-coloured hoodies and carrying backpacks, were captured on CCTV throwing the block through a window at the Mornington-Tyabb Road premises and forcing open a door. Dealer Chris Thoday said the men then ransacked the showroom, smashing open glass cabinets with hammers and stealing $5000 worth of Mercedes watches, t-shirts, aftershave, perfume, caps, keyrings and laptops. “There’s glass everywhere,” Mr Thoday said. “The boulder is still on the floor.” Mr Thoday said the men looked familiar. “We had an incident a couple of weeks ago when a man stole a laptop and it may be him.” Stephen Taylor

Expert called in over CEO’s job Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are hiring a consultant to help review the performance and pay of CEO Carl Cowie. The “suitably qualified and experienced consultant” is scheduled to start work on 1 April, a Sunday eight weeks before councillors decide whether to



advertise the position or renew and renegotiate Mr Cowie’s contract. The contract for shire’s top job which comes with a salary package of more than $400,000 and a $30,000 study allowance – expires in November and Mr Cowie has to be told six months’ ahead if councillors intend to advertise the position. The shire’s advertisement says the consultant chosen for the CEO review would work with council on “fulfilling

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Phone cut chops into business Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A MORNINGTON hairdresser of more than 30 years fears troubles with her NBN connection could jeopardise her business. Nonie Harvey, of Hair on Barkly, said her landline had been disconnected since 10 January after problems with her NBN connection. Repeated calls to service provider Optus always include what she termed “the usual run-around” as she is passed around departments – with no result. “It has now been five weeks since I was supposed to have the all-fabulous, fast, and very affordable NBN system installed into my business,” Ms Harvey said. But, so far, all she has received is frustration. “Who is at fault here?” asked Ms Harvey, an OPTUS customer for more than 20 years. “When I call them the support menu says, ‘Press 2 for business help with your NBN set-up’,” she said. “I then jump on the mouse wheel, while being on hold sometimes for 20 minutes or more, only to be told I have to speak to yet another person. So I stay on hold again. On and on it goes until I get transferred to another person who asks me the same questions. “After 75 minutes and seven different people, eventually I am told it is an NBN issue and I am put on hold again. The next chap then instructs me on how to install the modem over the phone – a procedure I have followed

more than 15 times. “Then that person makes an appointment for the NBN technician to come to my business and do the install set-up. This is the third time they have made such an appointment. And guess what? No-one came. “We now have three modems, and the guys yesterday said our phone is the problem. It’s not our phone.” Ms Harvey said she noticed a “huge change in our business traffic” as callers are told her number has been disconnected. “Our old and loyal clients have, thankfully, made an effort to find out why and come in to see us,” she said. “But we have spent a lot of money on advertising [listing the landline number] and for potential new customers to hear that message it is devastating.” Ms Harvey put a public notice in The News earlier this month to make customers aware she is open for business. “The phone is the lifeline of a hairdressing salon,” she said. NBN spokesperson Russell Kelly said the company “apologises for the interruption and is working hard to restore service”. “We have been working with the retailer to get the business reconnected as soon as possible,” he said. “Initially a fault was found in the wiring in the street and this was repaired. “A new appointment is now being arranged for an NBN technician to attend the site to conduct further tests and restore the service.”

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All aboard as ferry gets terminal nod Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au SEAROAD Ferries last week got the go ahead build a new terminal at Sorrento. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council on Tuesday 13 February approved the works following public exhibition of the plans and review by an independent panel. The decision followed a planning services committee meeting the previous week which adopted the Sorrento Ferry Terminal Planning Scheme Amendment C209 which will guide the works. Extra conditions cover road upgrades and traffic infrastructure upgrades by VicRoads. The terminal will include a maritime museum, café and lounge, toilets and small shops for souvenirs and ticketing. Searoad Ferries CEO Matt McDonald said the company had run a series of community information sessions. He said the works would improve infrastructure along the Esplanade and Sorrento foreshore and lead to better connections with public transport. “We are also determined to improve

safety and pedestrian access to the pier, including access for older people and people with disabilities that affect mobility,” he said. Mr McDonald sees the terminal as a “significant economic driver for the region”. “[The] route from Queenscliff to Sorrento carries more than 850,000 people and 200,000 cars each year, making it the busiest passenger ferry service in Australia,” he said. “We must provide tourists and locals who use the service with high quality, safe and accessible facilities.” He said terminal improvements were also planned for the western side of the ferry route, with a proposal being considered by the Borough of Queenscliffe. “The total project will provide an economic boost for the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas generating 155 direct and 50 indirect jobs during the construction phase,” Mr McDonald said. “Independent modelling estimates that from 2015-30, the upgrades would create a total economic impact of $210.8 million. This is enough to support 1097 jobs.”

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WHILE it remains off the agenda before, during and after council meetings, alcohol can again be served at special events held by Mornington Peninsula Shire. The mayor, Cr Bryan Payne has been given the power to authorise the serving of alcohol on council premises at occasions like the annual council meeting (when new mayors are elected) and the councillors’ Christmas party. “No alcohol is to be provided before, during or after council meetings or briefings on council premises,” an amendment to the Councillor Expenses Reimbursement, Resources and Facilities Policy adopted by council on 12 December 2017 states. “Alcohol may be provided at special council events such as the annual council meeting and the councillor Christmas party even when such events are held on council premises. The mayor may approve alcohol to be provided at special council events, following consultation with councillors.” The amendment partially reverses a decision made to ban alcohol the previous August when it was revealed ratepayers had spent $27,000 filling liquor cabinets over four years of the previous council term. In February last year Cr Hugh Fraser failed to get backing for his move to reintroduce alcoholic drinks for councillors after meetings. “I do like my glass of champagne every now and again but I’m happy to wait until after council meetings or in a social context to actually go out there and purchase my own,” Cr Antonella Celi said at the time. “This money that we save on alcohol we can actually divert to other meaningful community projects.” While the mayor can now authorise alcohol being available at some council events there is no specific allocation in the current budget.





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Counting the cost: Dromana and District Historical Society president Jean Rotherham and treasurer David Buchanan show where thieves removed historic photographs from their frames. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Audit traces marine life





AN audit of marine life under Rye pier on Saturday 10 February aimed at charting the area’s sea life in a scientific format. Marine biologist Fam Charko and 12 regular Rye divers spent about two hours conducting what they believe is the first audit of species around the reefs and pier. Those marine animals found will be identified and catalogued and used as baseline data. More audits are planned, including a night dive as more species come out at night. The audit aims to help protect the myriad plants, animals and fish threatened by dredging works or the building of the jetty near the boat ramp. Seahorses, sea cucumbers, banjo sharks and rays live in what’s described by enthusiasts as a “marine wonderland that most people don’t even know about”. Recent works on pier pylons by Parks Victoria are believed to have adversely impacted on the seahorse population at Rye. Members of the diving community are concerned at the effect of the works, particularly on juvenile seahorses. One was found dead on the pier. Rye Community Group Alliance’s Mechelle Cheers said they hoped the ‘citizen-science project’ would lead to the pier area becoming a mini-marine sanctuary. “It could be enjoyed by all – including the diverse range of creatures living there,” she said. “Rye pier is a very popular dive spot: not just with locals but a significant number of international tourists who come to Rye to dive.” Ms Charko interviewed Ms Cheers on her 3CR radio program ‘Out of the Blue’ on Sunday 4 February. “We feel the focus for Port Phillip Bay is often above the water, or on what can be taken home for food,” Ms Cheers said. “The marine environment underwater is often ‘out of sight, out of mind’ so people don’t appreciate and embrace our unique marine treasures.” Ms Cheers said it was “upsetting to discover that during the week the big old Maori octopus, nicknamed Voldemort by beachgoers, had been killed by a pier fisherman.

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Rangers impose rules at small beach Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire rangers have their sights well and truly set on stopping dogs and their owners using a small beach at Mt Martha. The strip of sand less than 100 paces long has been visited by rangers 43 times since October. The shire’s environment protection manager John Rankine says the rangers patrolling the beach at Mt Martha North have been responding to 13 complaints “mostly relating to dogs in prohibited areas”. “Complaints relate to people having dogs in a prohibited area or dogs off lead when they should be on lead,” he said. Mr Rankine says the beach “was never a designated a leash free beach”, although photographs taken in 2012 and 2013 clearly show a sign stating “Leash-free area”. The sign and nearby access steps – between Augusta and Helena streets - were both swept away in the storms that damaged beach boxes. The small beach is squeezed between a section of beach that is officially closed because of erosion, although people are regularly working on repairing beach boxes, walking and swimming within the "beach closed" signs. Some storm-damaged beach boxes were last year ordered to be demolished by the shire and the state government has approved spending of $880,000 on protecting the cliffs from erosion while the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Misleading signs: Despite a sign declaring it a leash-free area, Mornington Peninsula Shire says this beach at Mt Martha North has never been a leash-free area for dogs. A sign on the access track says dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 7pm during daylight saving, but a sign put up by rangers a couple of weeks ago said dogs were prohibited.

investigates other “engineering solutions” to save the cliffs and beach. Mr Rankine said no fines had been issued to dog owners or anyone seen within the “beach closed” signs. “The public is asked to avoid the area due to storm damage; beach access is closed until further notice. This does not affect residents using Hawkers Beach as a leash-free area,” Mr Rankine stated.

However, the track leading to Hawker Beach, which begins at the northern tip of Mt Martha Beach North, has one sign stating restrictions on dogs during daylight saving times and another pointing with an arrow to “leash-free area”. Once at the beach there is no indication where the leash-free area begins or ends. The "Where to exercise your dog" downloadable brochure on the shire's

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based research, like hearing stories and shared experiences, is an important part of the process,” she said. Craftsman Bill Dickinson makes walking sticks from indigenous timber. As a long-term Coolart volunteer he is sharing his stories with Tato Ortega on the area’s culture and community. Tato Ortega welcomes visitors to drop in for a chat at her studio next to the Friends of Coolart shop, Tuesdays

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At Mornington Yacht Club there’s something special for every kind of sea-lover. • For the keen sailor - a tradition-steeped sailing community and first-class amenities • For the novice - of any age - an easy, exhilarating introduction to the magic of boating • For the kids - 7+ Tackers “learn to sail” programs with accredited instructors and all gear and boats provided. Membership isn’t necessary • For the goodlife gourmet - award-winning food from “The Rocks”, served on your exclusive sun-kissed clubhouse balcony.

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MORNINGTON Yacht Club played host to about 130 yachts, mostly sailed by children, in a huge weekend of events on Mornington harbour, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February. As well as the traditional Schnapper Point Regatta, the club hosted the first Victorian Junior Carnival – a fun event for children graduating from their learn-to-sail programs. The young sailors enjoyed a sail down the coast to Mills Beach, starting off under the “Bridge of Doom”, then more games in the

shallows off Mother’s beach. At the same time, the older children, joined by other sailors with disabilities, competed in the regatta. The boats raced in windy conditions on both days. Sailing and general committee member Andrew Weber said the regatta was well regarded for its race management. “This year it was a bit more relaxed with famous faces on the buoys, music, and treats for the children between the more serious racing events.”

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Water challenge: Junior sailors battle wind and waves during their Mornington Yacht Club regatta last week, left, while others negotiate “the bridge of doom”. Pictures: Supplied

junior carnival Schnapper Point Regatta results: Division 1 OTB singlehanded monohulls: 1 Sarah - Sarah Gleeson, 2 Mystically Fast Samuel Savage, 3 Delusive - Mike Stewardson. Division 2 OTB doublehanded monohulls: 1 TBA - Lachlan Caldwell, 2 Zephyr - Lucy Gray, 3 TBA - Will Pratt. Division 3 Optimist open fleet: 1 Shark Finn - Finn McMahon, 2 Turbo - Matthew Purnell, 3 The Force Awakens – William McKenzie.

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Cafe admits to underpaying staff A CAFE at Benton Square shopping centre has been fined almost $10,000 after a Fair Work Ombudsman’s audit found junior staff had been underpaid. Degani Bakery Cafe has agreed to back-pay staff $9375, apologise to them, and display notices at the cafe detailing the breaches on its website. The underpayments came to light during a selfinitiated compliance audit of 14 Degani Australia franchised cafes. The Ombudsman found that 15

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A PENSIONER’S fears that he could be evicted from his fourth rental property in as many years struck a chord with readers – and it seems help is at hand. Larry (surname withheld) said he feared becoming homeless if the new owners of his Hastings unit decided to renovate or move in themselves – or perhaps re-let it at a higher rental. Either way he would be forced to look for a new home – with the few available being offered at rents he could not afford (“Pensioner feels the brunt in house hunt” The News, 6/2/2018). A reader has now come to the rescue offering Larry a self-contained unit or bungalow on 12 hectares at Pearcedale. Larry has accepted and will take over yard duties, such as lawn mowing and looking after the animals. “It’s a two-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette and is ideal,” Larry said. “The owners are away a lot and need someone to look after the place and keep it looking lived-in.” Larry’s new landlord said he would make an ideal tenant. “We went through everything and he was rapt,” said the owner, who asked not to be named. The Salvation Army was also helpful, adding

Larry’s name to a Department of Housing list for those seeking independent living quarters. Larry, 70, says his age means he will be moved higher on the list, which will also suit his new landlord’s family situation later on. Also interested in Larry’s plight was the Council to Homeless Persons, which says the state government should finance social housing projects through stamp duty revenues. “The number of people being evicted into homelessness has more than doubled over five years as rents rise,” CEO Jenny Smith said. Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that, last financial year, 43,751 people presented at Victorian homelessness services due to eviction, she said. The Council to Homeless Persons says the increase from 17,930 just five years ago, is due to rising rents. Ms Smith said homelessness was also being driven by population growth, federal government housing taxation settings, and an absence of a national affordable housing plan. “Australia increasingly views housing as a commodity rather than the shelter we all need.” Stephen Taylor

Continued from Page 1 Meanwhile, the consultant being sought by councillors will help with: n Annual performance reviews of [the] CEO, including assisting … with recommendations to council as a result of performance reviews. n Review of remuneration and conditions of employment of the CEO. n The process relating to the appointment of CEO. The advertisement describes the consultant’s role as: “The successful consultant will work in close collaboration with the ‘committee of the whole’, CEO and relevant shire officers, and will be required to attend meetings at the shire’s Rosebud office. The service will commence 1 April 2018 and will not require the consultant to work full time; the time required will vary over the term of engagement subject to the requirements of council’s committee.” As well as making the gifts register publicly available councillors have also called for a review of the “definitions” of words used in the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy, an “internal document” that is also now publicly available. A review of the policy by councillors and council officers is designed “to ensure that any ambiguity is addressed in a clear and meaningful manner,” Mr Cowie stated in a news release following last week’s decision by councillors. Benefit, as defined in the current policy is defined in part as “something which is believed to be of benefit to the receiver” and can include accommodation and recreation trips. A news release from the shire said making the gifts policy and register public would “ensure the organisation meets public expectations around transparency and the disclosure of gifts”.

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Mornington News

20 February 2018

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20 February 2018



Down to earth with royalty of the air By Michael Leeworthy IT was a once in a life time encounter: a face to face meeting with a wedge-tailed eagle on a bushwalk in the Arthurs Seat State Park that left me gob smacked. Sighting dolphins while walking along the beach is becoming commonplace. Many times I have been surprised by up to five, appearing from under my kayak out on Port Phillip. I have been on the bay’s waters most of my life and don’t believe I’ve ever sighted so many dolphins as in recent times. On 10 June, a humpback whale and her calf were spotted in the bay were said to be a first in recorded history. Since scallop dredging ceased on 8 August 2005, the bay has shown obvious signs of rejuvenation. Who knows what the long-term effects of channel dredging will be? In the hinterland and other areas of the Mornington Peninsula, eastern grey kangaroos, swamp Wallabies, echidnas, koalas, snakes, lizards, goannas, blue tongues, cockatoos, galahs, rosellas, powerful owls and all kinds of sea birds are there for the keen observer. Any self-respecting bushwalker, birdwatcher, or natural historian knows not to disturb or interrupt native animal or bird habitat. This message should be conveyed more widely. On the peninsula and elsewhere in Australia, animal and bird life has been reduced in huge numbers with land clearing for agriculture.

Eyeing the eagle: Artist Michael Leeworthy’s awe of eagles increased when he “stumbled across one at close range”.

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Since the peninsula has been divided into small parcels it is obvious that those plots are mostly no longer viable for agricultural profit. Replanting pasture areas and wetlands with indigenous trees would benefit wild life greatly. Rehabilitation is essential to maintain a balance with human intervention and the depletion of animal and bird life. But the odds of encounter with a wedge-tailed eagle with an almost two metre wing span from a distance of eight metres, was my equivalent to being struck by lightning, a lottery win, or at least achieving a hole in one on the golf course. But oh, so much more pleasant. The eagle was on the ground under

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a canopy of trees to my left. The magnificent bird would have realised immediately that to achieve flight it had to cross my path in the only open space available. He did this instantly, but the act seemed like slow motion as its powerful legs strode in front of me as, simultaneously, the huge wings began to open and flap, gaining precious ground to retreat from me, the intruder. He stayed at a height of three meters swerving through the eucalypts, until eventually out of sight. I seemed frozen to that spot marvelling, while in disbelief that I had the privilege to witness this amazing creature so intimately. Until recently there was a bounty on their head. The eagle is often accused of killing

WEDGE-TAILED eagles are monogamous. If one partner dies they can mate again. They lay up to three eggs but more often one or two. The first egg is the larger and will be the survivor. The second egg will be destroyed if there is a shortage of food in its territory. Nests are usually built in the highest tree, but can be in shrubs or a cliff face where trees are absent. Nest can be 1.8 metres across; 3 metres deep and weigh up to 400 kilograms. They are made of dead sticks and lined with fresh twigs and leaves. Strange, but if sticks fall from the nest they are never reused. There can be a huge pile of fallen sticks at the base of the tree. Eagles are territorial and active nests are usually about 2.5km apart but can be as close as one kilometre depending on the availability of food. Eagles feed on live prey and carrion. They will eat what is available: lizards, birds and mammals, but mostly rabbits.

lambs. Yes, it is more than capable as many eye witness accounts tell of eagles feeding off dead lambs. There is no proof that they were actually responsible for the killing, as many lambs are taken by dogs, foxes even large feral cats. One can only imagine how the peninsula teemed with wildlife before settlement. It is essential that we reclaim as much land as possible for wildlife. I have often lain on my back in the grass staring upward observing eagles –jumbo jets of the bird world, sometimes just a dot hovering at heights of up to 2000 metres. I know that when I next sight a wedge-tailed Eagle, I will remember my first close-upn meeting with this majestic creature.

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Sensational brand new home in a superb location, built to an elite level of lifestyle, privacy and exclusivity. Combining executive class with desired family values, this exquisite 34 square home demonstrates a new benchmark in prestige single-level living. With huge rooms and wide hallways throughout, some of this magnificent features include: Main bedroom with large WIR, ensuite with separate toilet n Study n Venato Bianco Porcelain tiles to bathrooms n Timber flooring to main areas n Ducted cooling and heating n Gas log fire n Coffered ceiling to main living room n Stunning kitchen with Asko appliances n Butler’s pantry with double wine fridges n Alfresco with built in BBQ n

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CONTEMPORARY LIVING OFFERING THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE ENJOYING a quiet and private setting on the high side of the street, this stunning home epitomises luxurious coastal living across two sumptuous levels. The home immediately presents as a property for the mind, body and soul. For the body is a pristine, full-size, flood lit tennis court and fantastic in-ground pool, and for the mind is a brilliant outdoor chess board. Catering to the soul are a series of relaxing outdoor alfresco balconies and timber entertaining decks that are all orientated to perfectly enjoy the view, and the action on or off court. The interior of the home is a dazzling blend of aesthetics with industrial influences spectacularly enhanced with lashings of natural light and great use of natural timbers. Polished concrete floors feature to a vast open plan zone incorporating a huge lounge with gas log fire, and a dining room that adjoins the galley-style kitchen. The kitchen has a full-length island bench with dishwasher, mirrored splash backs cleverly accentuate the already grand sense of space, and a host of cupboards, drawers and a butler’s pantry provide endless storage solutions. Away from the kitchen is a guest bedroom and bathroom plus the laundry. At the top of the stairs is a second living area - complete with drinks bar – that opens to a wide balcony where the view of the bay is yours to keep forever. The balcony can also be accessed from the elegant master bedroom that boasts his and hers walk-in robes and a huge ensuite has a freestanding bath. There are three excellent double bedrooms all with carpeted floors and built-in robes, a smaller single bedroom also has robes, and a separate study could be a staggering seventh bedroom if required. Positioned at the rear of an impressive and fully adorned 1476 square metre block, this stellar home has a sealed driveway leading up to a double garage under the roof line, and to complement the excellent lifestyle already on hand is choice of walking tracks, beaches, schools and shops all close at hand.n



ADDRESS: 49 Hull Road, MOUNT MARTHA FOR SALE: $2,100,000 - $2,300,000 DESCRIPTION: 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Amanda Haimona 0419 387 682 Bonaccorde, 4/42 Lochiel Avenue, Mount Martha, 5974 8900 mpnews.com.au

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



A4 B2 C2

745 Frankston Flinders Road, Baxter A botanic 20 acres (approx.) that offers country living in suburbia, this slice of paradise is a place of peace, beauty and tranquillity at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Offering incredible value for money and an opportunity to raise your family in nature with four acres of botanical gardens, a series of ponds stocked with rare native ďŹ sh, bridge entry over Watson Creek and acres of natural bush. The original four-bedroom two-bathroom residence offers all the charm and character of a country home; while there is unlimited potential to utilise the land further with scope for pony paddocks or to run livestock conveniently positioned close to Peninsula Link, schools and shops.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 3rd March 12:00pm As advertised or by appointment Damian Smith 0481 875 243 Sam Galvin 0447 343 513


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

Mount Martha


5 Wattle Avenue, Mount Martha In the crème-de-la-crème of Golden Mile locations metres from the Estuary boardwalks and only a two-minute walk from Mt Martha Village’s boutique shops and cafes and the pristine beachfront with its iconic beach boxes and Yacht Club, this single-level four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence luxuriating on a spectacular 1184sqm (approx.) land parcel offers a gateway into one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most exclusive and tightly-held locations. Changing hands for the first time since the 1960s, this is a rare and rewarding opportunity to renovate the comfortable home or re-build with a luxury seaside masterpiece (SCTA) in this once in a lifetime address.

Auction Saturday 10th March 11:00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Holli Whitcombe 0411 109 969 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A4 B2 C2 Mount Martha


17 Hedges Court, Mount Martha Exclusively situated at the top-end of a quiet and tightly-held court with a walkway through to Citation Reserve and the beautiful Balcombe Creek boardwalk, this single-level north-west facing three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with zoned living and a work/shop storage facility is a wonderful debut into an exclusive Mount Martha lifestyle. Within a brisk walk of the beach, this blue-chip positioned easy-care residence also enjoys close proximity to The Briars, Mount Martha Village, Bentons Square, Mornington Main Street’s cinema and restaurants, public and private schools, buses and the greater surrounding amenity that the Peninsula is famous for from award-winning wineries to world-class golf courses.

Auction Saturday 17th March 12:00pm Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Holli Whitcombe 0411 109 969 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A3 B2 C2 bowmanandcompany.com.au


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TRI-LEVEL BEACHSIDE RESIDENCE A privileged lifestyle package Directly adjacent Frankston’s sandy beach in a boutique group of luxury townhouses, this 4 bedroom residence with large home office showcases a privileged lifestyle package for work and play. Spread over 3 levels, the home features 2 generous living areas and a contemporary stone kitchen with Bosch appliances, while a sundeck and spectacular upper level terrace offer a choice of alfresco options for outdoor entertaining back dropped by close water views. An easy walk to restaurants, cinemas and shopping and footsteps to the sand, this spacious seaside sanctuary includes a master with ensuite, guest room with ensuite, 3rd bathroom, ducted heating, gas fireplace, evaporative cooling, storeroom and double remote garage.

Price Guide: Inspect: Contact:

$950,000 Saturday 12:00-12:30pm Ben Crowder 0407 557 758

Shop 7 / 20-22 Ranelagh Drive MOUNT ELIZA www.communityrealestate.com.au mpnews.com.au

81 Arthurs Seat Road RED HILL Tuesday, 20 February 2018

9708 8667 5908 3900


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PICTURESQUE SURROUNDS, PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS Magnificently situated on a 3,786sqm approx. garden allotment in Mt Eliza’s Golden Mile and commanding spectacular bay views, this stunning architect designed 4 bedroom residence provides incomparable lifestyle appeal walking distance to Canadian Bay, schools and Mt Eliza Village. Designed to capture views of the breathtaking gardens, sandstone terraces, heated pool and Port Phillip Bay, the lavishly proportioned interior features a sitting room with open fire, fitted study, glorious living/dining room with gas fire, entertainer’s gourmet kitchen and casual dining area. Accommodation wings comprise the beautiful main bedroom with designer ensuite and walk in robe, a 2nd bedroom with en-suite and built in robe, 2 additional bedrooms (robes), 2 bathrooms, a retreat and multi purpose media/recreation room. Only 50 minutes from the CBD, it includes RC/air-conditioning, alarm, ducted vacuum, laundry, triple garaging, outdoor bathroom, wine cellar, storage, auto gates, irrigation and water tanks. In conjunction with Marshall White – James Redfern 0412 360 667 FOR SALE BY EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: EXPRESSIONS CLOSE 7TH MARCH AT 5.30PM Price Guide: Contact agent Inspect: Contact:

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT Thursday 6.00-6.30pm & Saturday 3.00 – 3.30pm James Crowder 0407 813 377 Deb Ketting-Olivier 0403 554 955

Shop 7 / 20-22 Ranelagh Drive MOUNT ELIZA www.communityrealestate.com.au mpnews.com.au

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9708 8667 5908 3900

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Sat 2-2.30pm

MOUNT MARTHA 6/6 Benjamin Street Villa D’este





If you are looking for a holiday residence or simply a new home that will make you feel like you are on vacation then this Mediterranean inspired villa is a must see. Set only one street back from the beach & within easy walking distance to the local shops & lovely walking trails making this front villa an ideal choice. • Spacious light filled living • Sensation sun drenched decked entertaining area • 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite • Delightful stone topped kitchen with stainless steel appliances

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Simply move in & enjoy this fabulous single story unit for years to come.

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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!

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MORNINGTON 2/1 George Street

Open: Wed 12-12.30pm & Sat 2-2.30pm

Beachside and Brand New






• Ducted heating & cooling • Floor to ceiling tiles in the bathrooms • Remote double garage

Situated only a short stroll from Coral Road Beach, Dava Drive shops and with transport close at hand, your stylish new home awaits, enquire today.

MT MARTHA 12/40-46 Green Island Avenue Allure Place to Invest

Open: Sat 1-1.30pm 3


• Floor to ceiling tiling in bathrooms • Ducted heating & split systems • Stone bench tops throughout (excluding laundry) • High ceilings and doors • 6 star energy rating • Gloss cabinetry

5975 7733 mpnews.com.au

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337



• Stunning designs • 3 bedrooms, masters with ensuites & WIR’s • Master bedrooms downstairs

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

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

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. John Young 0412 766 804

$630,000 - $660,000

MORNINGTON 1/13 Brent Street Calling All Investors


Each set privately apart & located within easy access to shops, transport & parks coupled by a sophisticated & modern feel, these residences the ideal choice to more enjoyable living. Comprising of all the creature comforts one would come to expect with a development of this calibre, other features include:


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.

This soon to be completed development of 3 luxury residences offering so much more than just a coveted beachside location • Generous master suite with fitted WIR & FES • Spacious light filled living • Kitchen with stone bench tops & quality Miele appliances • High ceiling & doors

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

Open: By Appointment

MORNINGTON 7b Marine Avenue

Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

John Young 0412 766 804

Open: Sat 12-12.30pm 3


$670,000 - $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.

Lyn Andrews 0416 142 335

www.conleyluff.com.au Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Mount Eliza

74 Two Bays Road, Mount Eliza Rare opportunity to secure vacant Mount Eliza block n Over an acre with building envelope set amidst natural setting n Panoramic picturesque views n

open to view By Appointment contact agent for price Dena Kibblewhite 0404 406 740

List with one, sell with all


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MORNINGTON 24 Katherine Court






AUCTION open to view as advertised online or by appointment ● Elegant family home in quiet court, close to Eden Park Lake and within easy reach of schools, cafes, beach and shops. ● Wonderful zoned living, family size kitchen, expansive covered alfresco entertaining deck. ● Palatial main bedroom suite, main spa bathroom, formal living or 4th bedroom option.

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Jake Egan | 0491 129 137

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AUCTION this Sat @2.30pm. Inspect Wed 5-5.30pm and Sat from 2pm.




● Superbly modernised coastal home

● Luxury newbuild just doors from Birdrock Beach

● Luminous open living with sliding doors to deck

● 2 stunning living areas & open study

● Cosmopolitan kitchen with concrete counters Mornington Peninsula







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● Marble kitchen with all Asko appliances Jarrod Carman | 0423 144 102

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

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Why list with one, when you can list with all Office: Mornington, 311 Main Street| 5971 0300 Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Same passion, new look. Proud Dad. Passionate. Enthusiastic. Driven. Professional. Experienced. Neighbour. Triathlete. Licenced Estate Agent. Finding the company vision and values of the Eview Group to be a perfect fit with his personal commitment to outstanding communication, honesty and hard work, local agent Adam Dureau brings more than 15 years of sales, marketing and negotiating experience to the competitive world of Mornington Peninsula real estate.

Adam Dureau Director & Licensed Estate Agent 0419 432 669 adam.dureau@eview.com.au

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Mount Martha – 49 Hull Road 6




Contemporary living offering the ultimate lifestyle + Captivating family home offering luxury living located in a quiet and private setting. + Undercover terrace overlooking sparkling pool, spa and tennis court, with views to the bay beyond. + Entertainers kitchen with stone benchtops and butlers pantry. + Generous master retreat emanating exclusive tranquillity. + Zoned living areas to afford family and guests their own privacy and space. + Walk to Mt Martha village shops and beach, local schools and close to transport. + Located in a quiet and private-setting this home really does have it all.

Contact: Amanda Haimona 0419 387 682 $2,100,000 - $2,300,000 Inspect : Saturday 3.00-3.30pm

Mount Martha – 7 Brad Drive

Mount Martha – 64 Helena Street 4






Outstanding Quality And Effortless Living

Stylish Coastal Oasis + Ultimate seaside home walking distance to beach, boardwalk & shops

+ Short stroll to beautiful South Beach and village shops

+ Stylish 4 bedrooms plus study nook, presented to perfection

+ Expansive living, dining and family areas bathed in natural light

+ Double garage plus additional carport

+ Superb outdoor area with expansive deck overlooking pool & garden

Contact: Amanda Haimona 0419 387 682

Contact: Amanda Haimona 0419 387 682

$1,400,000 - $1,500,000 Inspect : Saturday 12.00pm -12.30pm

$1,800,000 - $ 1,980,000 Inspect : Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

P : 5974 8900

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Mornington 74 York Street Luxury Beachside Home And Guest House Stunning coastal 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home near Fisherman’s Beach, exceptional Airbnb potential. Designed and built as a luxury guest house. 4 ensuited bedrooms, zoned ducted heating/evaporative air-con, alfresco patio with Vergola, 600m (approx) to the water, walk to Main Street. Deluxe stone kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2 living rooms, drive-through remote double garage. A Stunning home in an excellent location.





Saturday March 3rd at 10:30am View Wed 2:30pm–3:00pm & Sat 10:30am-11:00am or by appointment www.harcourts.com.au/VMG27428 Andrew Gillespie M 0414 680 512 P 03 5970 8000 andrew.gillespie@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Mornington Suite 2/1a Main Street


Mount Eliza 1378 Nepean Highway Stylish Coastal Family Living 4 Bedroom, 2-bathroom coastal home, walk to Peninsula Grammar, within easy reach of Moondah Beach. Weatherboard and double brick, designed with family function in mind, charming. Fully renovated, presents as if new, 776 sqm (approx). New fixtures and fittings, flooring, landscaping, bathrooms and deluxe kitchen. 2 front decks, discreet entrance storage cupboards. Master with WIR & FES. Ceiling fans, mirrored BIRs. Large stone island bench, twin s/steel ovens, stone-topped butler’s pantry. Triple stacker doors to a northerly-facing alfresco deck. Ducted heating, split-system air-con, remote double garage, auto gate.




For Sale

Price $895,000 - $980,000 View Saturday 12:30-1:00pm www.harcourts.com.au/VMG27458 Carolyn Cooley M 0430 132 712 P 03 5970 8000 carolyn.cooley@harcourts.com.au Malcolm Parkinson M 0421 704 246 P 03 5970 8000 malcolm.parkinson@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Mornington Suite 2/1a Main Street

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Langwarrin South 585 Baxter – Tooradin Road


10 Acres With 2 Dwellings- Prime Location Offering endless opportunities and 2 dwellings which are connected to mains water and separately metered. The main home is a renovated 1950’s farm house loaded with charm. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a large living area. Beautiful kitchen with timber bench tops and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. Coonara wood heater and split system unit to keep you comfortable all year round. The second dwelling is a 2 bedroom cabin with galley kitchen meals and living area. Main bedroom with robes, second bedroom has 4 bunk beds or could be used as a study. Included is reverse cycle heating and cooling. The land itself has never been overstocked the grass is lush and plentiful with ample natural shade. Flat areas would be suitable for riding. Not limited to horse enthusiasts, but any hobby farmer or logistics team (STCA) will have great use of the land. There is a large 4 car shed/garage which will also be very useful along with the 4 car carport/machine shed.

For Sale

2 2


2 1

Price $1,360,000 - $1,495,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Grant Kersley M 0418 516 536 P 03 5977 7110 grant.kersley@harcourts.com.au


Harcourts Somerville 1 Eramosa Road East

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LOT 3 - 5112 m2

LOT 10 - 2490 m2

LOT 4 - 3382 m2

LOT 11 - 2501 m2

LOT 5 - 3341 m2

LOT 12 - 2536 m2

LOT 6 - 2648 m2

LOT 13 - 2691 m2

LOT 7 - 2526 m2

LOT 14 - 2946 m2

LOT 8 - 2524 m2

LOT 15 - 3720 m2

LOT 9 - 2482 m2

LOT 16 - 2965 m2

BRUCE GODDARD 0408 316 701 bruce.goddard@jlbre.com.au

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Safety Beach 8 Seaspray Close

A3 B2 C2

Between the Bay & the Harbour With breathtaking Port Phillip Bay views in one direction and the stunning Martha Cove waterway in the other, this home is perfectly positioned to enjoy a truly enviable lifestyle. Offering two levels of spacious living & entertaining spread out over approx 35 squares, the lifestyle you have dreamt about awaits. The upstairs level includes the master bedroom, kitchen and living areas which soak up the magnificent bay vista whilst the huge downstairs rumpus room complete with wet bar is the ideal teenage retreat. Ducted heating & cooling, stone bench tops & stainless steel appliances to the gourmet kitchen, a double sided gas log fire place and undercover outdoor entertaining areas on both levels complete this impressive package.

For Sale $1,675,000

Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

inspect OFI or by appointment

Balnarring 17 Renown Road

A2 B1

Ideal Opportunity

Stroll down Balnarring Beach Road and across the creek and you find yourself at the famous “Tulum� general store, beach and yacht club. This fantastic property in Renown Road is the ideal opportunity for anyone looking to get into the Balnarring market place. The land is a wonderful 891m2 with a wide frontage of 18.28m. The log cabin, which is in great condition for its age, would be an ideal first home or investment for the astute buyer. This property is currently under capitalised affording the buyer peace of mind with any improvements they may wish to make.

For Sale $660,000-$715,000

John Hanna 0408 374 334

inspect By appointment

Mornington 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au


Bentons Square 5976 8899



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Mornington 15 Cawarra Street

A3 B1 C1

Look No Further!

Located within walking distance to Bentons Square Shopping Centre, this affordable 3 bedroom rendered brick home will appeal to a myriad of buyers. Exuding warmth and character throughout, the renovated kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a handy island bench and French doors leading to a delightful undercover and paved al fresco area for summer entertaining. Further features include an updated, modern bathroom, air conditioning (reverse cycle), steel garage/workshop, 2 driveway crossovers allowing ample parking, and further scope to extend or renovate (STCA). With plenty of yard space for the kids and pets to play, yet set on a manageable block of approx 531m2, the homely charm of this property will invite you to inspect.

For Sale $610,000-$640,000

Simon Farrar 0412 734 130

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 2/15 Brent Street

A2 B1 C1

Ripe For A Reno!

Boasting 2 good sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and an open plan kitchen and lounge living space, this well located brick veneer unit is crying out for some tender loving care! Affordably priced, bring your creative and practical talents and transform this property and realise the true potential that awaits! Also comprises a bathroom, separate toilet and laundry and featuring a sunny rear courtyard with access to a single lock up garage. Being only one of three on the block, this unit will surely not last long on the market! Currently tenanted on a periodic lease.

For Sale $395,000-$430,000

Simon Farrar 0412 734 130

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au


Bentons Square 5976 8899


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Mount Eliza

245 Canadian Bay Road


A 3B 2C

FaMilY HaVEn - Dual aCCoMoDation • Dual living set on 2536sqm (approx) offering a great find for large families requiring space, just moments to the Village, local schools and the beach • Two spacious living areas and vast entertainer’s deck, plus sizable kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Self contained, two bedroom flat with kitchen, lounge and bathroom, plus covered patio leading to a level lawn • Log-burner, ducted heating and split system airconditioning, plus powered garage/workshop with roller door and ample off-street parking

auction inspect Quentin McEwing Chelsey gibson

This Saturday 24th February at 11am Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am 0409 389 268 0409 277 997


1/35 Spray Street


A 2B 1C

azurE • Contemporary townhouse offering timeless class and a privileged location for singles, couples, downsizers and small families, just moments to Main Street • Dual-storey floorplan boasting two spacious living areas opening via sliding glass doors to north and west-facing alfresco and garden patio with shade awning • Plush lounge and second living area with study alcove, plus moden kitchen with Caesarstone countertops, taupe cabinetry with sleek stainless-steel appliances • Modern bathrooms, three split-system heating and air conditioning units, plus single remote garage with internal access and shed

For Sale Price inspect Dean Phillips Chelsey gibson

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$690,000 - $750,000 See online advertising 0402 833 865 0409 277 997

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26 Marine Avenue


A 3B 2C

SiLKY oAKS • Superbly crafted, ten year old luxury beachside home built to superior standards, boasting two stunning living spaces, just steps to Fisherman’s beach • Two storeys flaunting sumptuous lounge rooms, elegant dining area with stone kitchen, plus integrated microwave, bar fridge and coffee machine • Breathtaking sun dappled alfresco deck set among sub-tropical-style gardens, plus double remote control garage with internal access • Two lavish masters with private ensuites, slide-out TV, library shelving and Bose sound system, plus gas log fireplace, ducted heating, refrigerated air conditioning and vacuum

For Sale Price inspect rob relph Dean Phillips

Contact Agent See online advertising 0422 019 282 0402 833 865


25 Gilga Street


A 1B 2C

EXECUtorS AUCtion • Exciting renovation opportunity in an up-and-coming neighbourhood, moments to Mornington Park Primary and local shops • Spacious living area and separate family dining, plus galley-style kitchen with direct access to backyard • Master with adjoining retreat/study/nursery, plus bathroom with tub and handy two-way toilet to laundry • Original timber floors under carpeting, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, plus three lock-up sheds, garden hideaway and tandem carport

Auction inspect Chelsey gibson Effie Merson

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Saturday 3rd of March at 11am See online advertising 0409 277 997 0478 789 751

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03 5975 4555 03 9787 2422 MORNINGTON NEWS Page 21

REAL ESTATE RECEPTIONIST _________________________________________________________ Leading agency in Mornington is looking to add to its team. Combining Reception and Administration duties along with providing support to the sales & rental departments. Professional presentation, the ability to multi-task & giving a great first impression to clients is a must.

THIS IS A FULL-TIME POSITION MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 9AM TO 5.00PM Skills & Attributes Required: • Work well in a team • Attention to detail and time management skills • Understanding of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook • Ability to work unsupervised, use your own initiative to meet set timelines If you would like to apply for this role please email your resume & cover letter to property@conleyluff.com.au

5975 7733


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Meet David Kershaw and Jessica McNeill

Both are well respected, long term Mornington Peninsula residents, who are excited to assist our valued clients. Please contact us for a coffee and a chat at any time! Janet McNeill 0419 503 327 David Kershaw 0438 788 595


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"The 2017 RateMyAgent Agent of the Year - Mornington! The team that leads the way with service & results."






FOR NEW OWNERS Discerning buyers with an eye for style and quality will not want to miss this. These stunning 2 storey townhouses sit directly opposite a large park and offer 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.








7 Kooyonga Grove, Mornington



The 'Renoir' Townhouses

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

*At various times throughout 2016 & 2017 we received these awards

- Luxurious Seaside Masterpieces

2017 RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Award Winner for Mornington Joel Hood

Adrian Calcedo

Licensed Estate Agent

Lead Sales Agent

0429 886 188

0402 703 236

Melanie Nimmo Executive Assistant

0458 256 784



MORNINGTON 2 Adelaide Street





$1,000,000 - $1,100,000 ● Fantastic gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops ● Quality finishes including engineered oak flooring ● Private deck with built-in BBQ and wok burner

Adrian Calcedo| 0402 703 236 Claire Hardiman| 0401 022 128

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d r o c e R e c i r P e t a t s ? E o s o n T o u o Y Horiz p l e H I n Ca

4 Somerset Place, Safety Beach 4




Beachside Resort Living Style, Pool and Privacy SOLD $1,430,000

Enjoy the lifestyle on offer at this outstanding light filled, freshly renovated, modern and stylish home in a quiet court location. With a tropical backyard that includes alfresco dining, stunning swimming pool, undercover spa, cubby house, and a wood fired pizza oven. Downstairs multiple living zones highlighted by the exposed polished concrete floors and quality fit out with space and privacy offered. The new kitchen includes stone benches and ample storage space including the walk in pantry to laundry and opens to the undercover rear alfresco area. Upstairs 4 generous bedrooms, master with access to undercover balcony. With the gas log fire, ducted heating & split systems providing heating and cooling your year round comfort is assured. Other features include the horse shoe driveway, feature plaster detail, through double garage for additional vehicle storage, synthetic grass to backyard, power and water to Balinese hut, glass and stainless steel balustrading, feature lighting, and undercover entry and front decking.

Contact: Steve Walsh 0407 789 877 stevewalsh@oneagency.com.au PO Box 2191 Mornington, VIC 3931 www. oneagency.com.au



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d r o c e R e c i r P e t a t s E ? o h o g T a l u o Y Rane p l e H I n Ca

11 Wimbledon Avenue, Mount Eliza 4



Luxury is showcased here by the Latitude 37 philosophy of premium quality, affordable, well designed practical homes for family living and enjoyment.

Latitude 37 on Wimbledon

The passion that has gone into this unique luxury home is highlighted by the design from the award winning team along with the quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

SOLD $2,600,000

For a private inspection or details of other Latitude 37 homes or townhouse developments currently available, please contact Steve Walsh for detailed information.

Contact: Steve Walsh 0407 789 877 stevewalsh@oneagency.com.au PO Box 2191 Mornington, VIC 3931 www. oneagency.com.au



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Somerville 65 Speedwell Street

New Listing

10 Acres of Absolute Potential You’ll be clucky over this amazing property, close to Somerville township with easy access to Freeways. These lusciously green 10 acres (4.03 Ha) of rolling farmland consist of a cosy farmhouse, large paddocks, enclosed backyard to farmhouse, generous sized dam, and 2 enormous unused Chicken Sheds. The choice is yours; turn it into a horse property, start your own hobby farm, use the land for its agricultural capacity, or simply land bank for down the track. Located on the doorstep to the Mornington Peninsula, Somerville was originally an orchard town and has experienced significant population growth over the last twenty years.






CONTACT Craig Vanstone 0455 139 494 Tammie Coady 0408 562 286

INSPECT Saturday 12:30-1:00pm

Mornington 5975 4999

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2/21 Simcock Street, Somerville $65,000 _____________________________________________________________ F2 CAFÉ - FOODIES OPPORTUNITY

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

Well located in Somerville Industrial Estate Potential to expand business n Fully fitted commercial kitchen n Realistic vendor committed to selling n Currently operating 5 days per week and closed 2pm Ouronly friendly team are atalways





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

Russell Murphy


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

1/2real Watson Rd, Mt Martha, VIC, 3934 estate excellence www.abodemtmartha.com.au 1/2 Watson Road, Mount Martha, VIC, 3934 | 03 5974 1100 www.abodemtmartha.com.au real estate excellence

Lifestyle Opportunity



* * * * * *

Luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in the heart of Main Street Bay views from rooftop and selected apartments Private rooftop terrace Contact: Russell Murphy High end appliances included throughout 0407 839 184 Large private terraces available russell.murphy@abodemtmartha.com.au Anticipated completion November 2018 www.abodemtmartha.com.au


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/ Commercial jacobsandlowe.com.au/commercial


1/4 Carbine Way MORNINGTON WAREHOUSE FOR SALE 265m2 approximately Plus mezzanine of approximately 60m2 n Carpeted office space n Toilet and shower n Available with vacant possession n n


FOR SALE $520,000

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858


10 Bennetts Road MORNINGTON WAREHOUSE SOLD IN 1 WEEK Building Size: 378m2, including 100m2 upstairs Land Size: 510m2 approx n 5 Car Spaces n Warehouse and office space on two levels n Stand alone building with no Body Corporate n 3 + 3 year lease, current term commenced 11th July 2017 n Rent $37,920 per annum n



Michelle Adams

0407 743 858



1 Blamey Place n n n

4/2A Carbine Way

Building Size: 251m2, plus rear decking Brick construction All day council carparking at the rear

FOR LEASE $4150pcm + GST + Ogs

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



0407 743 858

Hastings n

FOR LEASE $3750pcm + GST + Ogs


0407 743 858

5/29 Progress 5/27 Henry Wilson Street Drive

Approximately 740m2 plus approximately 120m2 of mezzanine office space Adjoins Super Cheap Auto, McDonalds, Red Rooster, Ambulance Vic

Mornington 03 5976 5900

Michelle Adams


136 High Street n

FOR LEASE $3334pcm + GST + Ogs

Michelle Adams

125m2 approx Warehouse & office space n Mezzanine level at the rear of the warehouse n n

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858


Benton’s Square 03 5976 8899

FOR LEASE $1450pcm + GST + Ogs $1395pcm

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858


Tuesday, 20 February 2018






SOLID demand for retail shops along the main street of Mornington continues to provide strong returns for investors. 108 Main Street was recently leased to a skincare specialist for $81,000 per year on a three year term, with two further three year options. “The 82 square metre shop was leased at a rate of about $988 per square metre with minimal incentive.” Tanya Scagliarini of Nichols Crowder explains. “This is a great indicator towards the continual strength and attraction of Main Street Mornington. We are also seeing a desire from local and national tenants to have a presence here in Mornington, which all adds to the popularity and appeal of the region."n

OFFERED for sale for the first time in 30 years, the well-known Houghtons Fine Foods enjoys a prime corner location with affordable rent and demonstrates excellent turnover with loyal clientele seeking hard to find gournet lines and produce. This niche business is easily run with absolutely no coffee sales, no seating and no takeaway. An enticing new lease will be offered to successful purchaser.n



Gournet Foods Retail FOR SALE: $395,000 + SAV AGENT: Russell Murphy, 0407 839 184 - Abode Real Estate, 1/2 Watson Road, Mt Martha, 5974 1100


Friday 9th March at 1pm on-site PRIME RETAIL INVESTMENT

1/176-182 Main Street, Mornington • Leased to: Eview Group • Lease Term: 3 + 3 years • Current Income: $58,483 p.a. net • Reviews: Annual 4%

• Mornington Peninsula’s Most Tightly Held Retail Strip

Rob Curtain 0418 310 870

Andrew Prowse 0418 534 076


Jonathon McCormack 0418 835 885

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DINE BY THE BAY A FANTASTIC, well-established business in one of the peninsulas most beautiful settings, Loquat Restaurant has recently undergone a complete renovation and refurbishment. Licensed to seat 74 people, a huge value add to this business is the new boutique accommodation available upstairs boasting a hotel style apartment all within an easy walk to the beach. Take advantage of the solid turnover.n

For Sale

4 Hall Road, Carrum Downs

Permit Approved Residential Development Site!

Loquat Restaurant, SORRENTO FOR SALE: $399,000 AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Kevin Wright Real Estate, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

LIVE BY NIGHT TRADING for 11 years, Baha is a trendy and vibrant tapas bar serving a delicious range of cocktails and Mexican dishes, plus undoubtedly is one of the hottest venues for live music on the peninsula. The floor space consists of a large dining area with music stage, there is a private function room, and towards the rear of the property is a beer garden. The commercial kitchen is extremely well-apointed. With a good lease and excellent location, this one has it all.n Restaurant, RYE FOR SALE: $380,000 AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Kevin Wright Real Estate, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

Prominent corner site

Allotment of 2,505m2 (approx.)

Close to Peninsula and Eastlink on ramps

Additional parking on a common corner allotment Zoned general residential 1

Permits approved for 34 apartments

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

James Dodge 0488 586 896 Josh Monks 0409 335 179

1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

The Peninsula’s Leading Commercial & Industrial Agency For Lease

For Lease

10/108-120 Young Street, Frankston

31 Pier Street, Dromana

Retail/ Office Opportunity

Affordable Office Space

Building Area: 75m2*

Building area: 106m2*

Ground floor entry and exposure

Open plan layout

Suit retail or office users

Boardroom and kitchenette

Close to Dromana Pier and retail strip

Situated within Frankston Business Centre

$1,845pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

$1,667pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

For Lease

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

New Retail Shop

1/216 Main Street, Mornington

Freehold Investment Very reasonably priced National Tenant Mortgage Choice Net rental return of $26,529 PA Lease of 3 x 3 years Annual rent reviews

David Olding 0408 358 891

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

For Lease

For Lease

Brand New Warehouse

Office HQ

3/32 Henry Wilson Drive, Capel Sound

1077 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

For Sale

1 Fuji Crescent, Mornington

Building area: 178m2*

Partitioned office 228m2*

High clearance warehouse

Warehouse 100m2* w/ roller door access

Toilet & kitchenette

Staff amenities / air-con 4 car spaces

Staff amenities

Container height roller door

$4,333pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

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

$3,583pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

Brand new refurbished shop of 120m2* 4.6m* frontage to Point Nepean Road Rear access via R.O.W

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

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Tom Crowder 0438 670 300

5925 6005

4/230 Main St, Mornington 3931

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Available mid July 2018

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

9775 1535

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

9559 3888

1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs 3201

358 South Rd, Moorabbin 3189

Tuesday, 20 February 2018



Business Sale- Sorrento

Business Sale - Rye



• Long established Restaurant and Bar • New private accommodation boasting hotel style apartment • Ideally located opposite the pristine waters of busy Sorrento beach • Great takings and lease package

• 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

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

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

Business Sale - Mornington

Business Sale- Red Hill A RARITY IN RED HILL

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

Business Sale - Mornington

For Sale- Mornington

For Sale - Mornington


Business Sale - Hastings

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




• 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.

Opportunity Awaits

Blamey Place Investment

Mornington’s Premier Restaurant

McLaren Place Investment

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

FOR SALE Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $310,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

FOR SALE Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

• 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

For Lease – Mornington

• Fantastic position central to Main Street • Rare freehold opportunity in Mornington • Approx. $65,000pa return • Building area of 216sqm • Includes 4 x car spaces separately titled.

• Great position for any bar or restaurant businesses • Attractive leasing package • Huge space with deck and bay views • Fantastic commercial Kitchen

For Lease - Mornington

• 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

Properties For Lease

For Lease - Mornington

OFFICES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) $4,870pcm+GST+OG

176 Main Street - 60sqm 1/26 McLaren Place

From $185pw+GST inc OG $5,400pcm + OG



2/10 Blamey Place - 216sqm

Suites on McLaren

Prime Main Street Location

When Location Matters


212 Karingal Dr Frankston - 19sqm 6/356 Main Street - 105sqm


11 Railway Grove – Varying sizes

Price On Application From $750pcm+GST

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

• Superb Main St frontage with large display windows. • Space of Approx 60sqm • Long term lease available NOW • Ideally suited to retail or office

• Main Street frontage with dual access via Albert St • Approx 127sqm • Seating inside and outside • Great lease package available

4/15 Carbine Way - From 12sqm

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

Lease Price: $4,870pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $7,950pcm + GST + OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

16 Peacock Rd Somerville – 200sqm


16 Peacock Rd Somerville – 250sqm


10 Thamer Street Rosebud – 300sqm


Business Sale - Mornington

For Sale - Mornington Peninsula

For Lease - Karingal

Suite 2, Level 3/28 Main Street -14sqm


FACTORIES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified)








SHOPS FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified)

Main Street Marvel

• Prime location in the heart of Main Street • Approx 160sqm of retail space • Excellent street frontage • New Lease available

Sale Price: $60,000 fit-out only Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

PH: (03) 5977 2255 mpnews.com.au

Main Street - 210sqm


68-74 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento - 72sqm


1E Albert Street – 102sqm


118 Main Street - 575sqm

Price on Application

STORAGE (Mornington unless specified)

Ideal Freehold Investment

Professional Office Space

18/10 Blamey Place – 17.5sqm

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

•Two rooms available •Room A: 20sqm / Room B: 13sqm •Access to the NBN •Ducted heating/ cooling, toilets, bathroom and shower •Opposite Karingal Hub with onsite parking

Mornington Golf Club – 200sqm

Lease Price: $1,100pcm +GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Contact: Office on 5977 2255

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




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Our philosophy has not changed since we first started doing kitchen makeovers in 1999. We always have and will be true to our mission – to work together with our clients to create the right solution for their kitchen transformation project. We do this by combining our traditional values of integrity, honesty, commitment, with our innovative thinking, technical excellence and in-depth experience. It’s for these reasons that Concept Kitchen Makeovers is recognised as the kitchen makeover company of choice by the Mornington Peninsula locals.




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The Pillars are there to be enjoyed by all I am a Mornington resident of five years and have lived locally all of my life. I recently read an article about a popular beach spot on the Mornington Peninsula known as The Pillars (“Public to meet over The Pillars” The News 30/1/18). As yet, I fail to see that there is any issue of concern here that differs from any other beach spot anywhere. Certainly there is a safety concern with jumping off rocks, but this hardly differs from people jumping off piers, perhaps it’s the height? And yes, there has been a parking concern but this appears to have been solved by the many No Standing signs and placement of posts along the roadside. Thanks to the wonderful article I now know exactly where The Pillars is and will be taking my fiance and children to visit this beautiful spot. Like so many people we love the beach and I don’t mind a good walk. It seems to me that the local residents are simply peeved and put out that so many people are visiting their once secluded area of Mt Martha. Bloody precious it seems to me. If this area was a sandy beach rather than rocks to jump off there would not even be a article about this as the police and Mornington Peninsula Shire would be dealing with any antisocial behaviour. Hilariously, I recently read where a Mt Martha resident was blaming the infestation of her property by rats on the people visiting The Pillars. Perhaps the council could place more rubbish bins in this area to encourage people to place their waste in these or even signs to encourage them to leave the area cleaner than they found it. This works elsewhere. Over the past couple of years I have read perhaps a dozen articles about The Pillars and, in my opinion, there is no issue here other than an increased number of people to a once quiet area of the bay. Geoff Trowsdale, Mornington

Mobile defender I have not used a mobile phone while driving for the past few years because of the police regulation that came in some time ago. But I fail to understand why this regulation came in to be law, with motorists fined if caught using a mobile phone while driving. In comparison to other classifications that cause accidents, injury, and death, I have yet to see the statistics that qualify such a regulation. If there are no statistics to compare with other forms of accident causes, injury and death, why is it compulsory to not use a mobile phone while driving? Police refer to other devices should not be attended to while driving, but what are those devices? If it is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, what about taxi, truck and emergency drivers with their mobiles and other communication devices such as RTs. I have been a professional driver and used RTs and mobiles, without looking likely to have an accident once. What about a motorist coming upon an accident where time would be essential for survival, does this mean the driver has to find somewhere to park legally and then use their mobile? Why is the mobile phone blamed by police when other classifications have their various statistics and do not appear to have any such regulation? If this is so, then police are wasting so much time on preventing and prosecuting for the use of mobiles when they should be trying to reduce the road death toll through other misdemeanours. Tim Bassett, Frankston

Temporary move The Mount Martha Coastal Processes Investigation and Future Management Recommendations Report undertaken by Water Technology Pty Ltd in 2017 on behalf of the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning made eight specific recommendations towards managing the erosion of the cliff face and the erosion of the beach face. The study reinforced the veracity of management options previously identified for the cliff


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and beach at Mt Martha North, namely: for the cliff - reinforcement and protection of the toe; and for the beach - renourishment, groyne and offshore reef/breakwater. Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio’s announcement of Tuesday 19 December 2017 arising from the report addresses both these matters. It refers to reinforcing and extending the existing rock revetment to stabilise the cliff and it refers to conducting an analysis of management options for the beach to identify the preferred means of retaining sand. Contrary to the opinion expressed in the article “Call for beach boxes to go” (The News 14/2/18) the report recommends the removal of beach boxes only in the event that they are in the way of revetment construction (in which case their removal could be as a permanent or temporary measure) or should none of the beach erosion management options be adopted. The priorities for our beach have been and remain, to secure the cliff and re-establish beach amenity. We are encouraged by Ms D’Ambrosio’s commitments in both these respects and will continue to press to have the most suitable management option for the beach finalised and implemented as a matter of urgency. Alan Farquhar, chairman, Mt Martha North Beach Group

Plastic is harmful One of your correspondents believes that plastic is good (“Plastic bags can be best for environment” Letters 6/2/18). If that is the case, why is plastic in a very large percentage of our sea salt, in our drinking water, in the swollen gut of dead and dying turtles and seabirds? Nanoparticles are even in our cells. Plastic is everywhere and no one knows exactly what the long term effects are. The short term effects are masses of rubbish - 12.7 million tons of plastic dumped into the sea every year (and increasing); disposable nappies that, once used, are discarded to remain in land fill for 350 years; fishing line has a life expectancy of 400 years. Wherever you look there is plastic; and it doesn’t look good. There is an absolute plague of the rotten stuff and the less it is used so much the better. John Shorter, McCrae

Not the answer Christine Fry argues that biodegradable plastic bags may be good for the environment (“Plastic bags can be best for environment” Letters 6/2/18). I completely disagree. Australians use five billion plastic bags annually for an average of 12 minutes each, which then end up in landfill or as litter. Plastic bags are a huge problem for our environment, biodegradable or not. On the surface, biodegradable plastic may seem like the solution to the globe’s plastic crisis. In reality, biodegradable plastic has some serious limitations. Biodegradable plastic requires very specific conditions to break down, which are often not present in nature. For example, if a biodegradable plastic bag ends up in the ocean, the temperature is not hot enough for it to breakdown, therefore it poses just as serious a threat to marine life as a standard plastic bag. Also, some plastic bags marketed as environmentally friendly are only degradable, which means they break down into smaller pieces of plastic, which are still harmful to wildlife. Christine denounced the use of cotton bags due to the resources required to produce them. This is a fair point, however if cotton bags are reused many times it outweighs their production cost. Or better still, try Boomerang Bags, a community initiative active on the Mornington Peninsula that creates and distributes reusable shopping bags made from recycled fabric. As beach lovers living on the beautiful peninsula, it is alarming to know that if our plastic use continues the way it is, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Biodegradable or not, we all need to stop using

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Save gatehouse The historic gatehouse at the entrance to 1225 Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza is falling into disrepair, which is a great shame. I would hope that the privileged few who through wealth are in a position to purchase these magnificent properties would take an interest in the heritage relating to buildings and land and preserve them for future generations. This building, being on the highway, is visible to all and if restored to its original condition would become an added attraction to Mt Eliza. plastic so thoughtlessly. Are plastic bags and other single use plastics really necessary or just convenient? Mikaela Foy, Mt Martha

Affordable retirement Do the group of people opposing a retirement village in Roberts Rd, Mornington think they own the place (“Bid to rein in retirement village plan” The News 13/2/18). Aged retirement centres already in Mornington are too expensive for hard working retirees like myself and my husband. Having worked in Melbourne for the last nine and a half years of my working life and retired at 65 years and a half mainly because my hip needed replacing, everything I earned went on our home in Mornington . I don’t want to give it away on a $690,000 retirement place and have nothing left. There must be other people in Mornington like us. Name and address supplied, Mornington

US-style democracy Reading John Cain’s letter on a fair and transparent consultation on the [Rosebud aquatic centre] made me think just how transparent and consultative councils are in the United States (“Take poll on pool” Letters 13/2/18). In the US this project, and all other major infrastructure projects, would have to be approved by the voters (ratepayers). The council could not move forward without a positive vote. This approval would be approval to issue municipal bonds to finance the project. What this means is that a council must have its poo-poo together in order to present the project to the public for approval. The public knows exactly what the project is and what the costs are going to be. Then the pro and anti forces go to work to present their cases to the voters. You might think that this type of project would not get approved, but you would be wrong. Most people are intelligent enough to digest the issues and decide on their own, and it is not always about the cost. US councils are much more transparent and democratic (they have to be) but I am sure that If they could just do as they wished and raise rates or borrow money to pay for it they would, just like here. No, forget it, do not even think it. I am not going back. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Pooling thoughts Faulty Towers: Don’t mention the pool? I’m with John Cain (“Take poll on pool” Letters 13/2/18), did my survey online; a 25 metre pool in Besgrove Street, Rosebud a toddlers, half a dozen tables and umbrellas, shelter, heated in winter and a bus service thereto. Two other options: a 50 metre pool, two 50 metre pools with health, fitness and wellbeing facilities? For what? Kiddies swimming lessons? We have (probably) the world’s safest beach at out fin-

A gift of the building and small parcel of land on which it stands to Mornington Peninsula Shire and the National Trust so that it can be preserved would be one way of doing so, if the owner is not interested in restoring the building. If the gatehouse is allowed to continue to crumble it will become a target for vandals. However, once restored with signs of life, a security system and proper fencing with a plaque outlining its historic value to the area it will become a much loved icon. Beverley Treloar, Mt Martha gertips, easily learning to swim in shallow safe waters beginning (by nature) with the dog paddle and pretending to mums we are swimming? Maybe for the protection of kiddies who worry about crabs, jellyfish, councillors and over protective mothers? Do it, don’t do it, but decide now, or soon, and forever hold your peace. While I’m here, we letters writers respectively request Nepean MP Martin Dixon and Hastings MP Neale Burgess refrain from using the letters pages for free advertising. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Disturbed view It was a lovely view, a sandy path, shaded by native trees, a stretch of white sand and blue sea. Now overwhelming the view is an ugly sign put up by the foreshore committee. Isn’t it the committee’s role to preserve the beauty of our foreshore? And our rates pay for this vandalism. Rhonda Day, Rye

Clean up poo I and many others daily walk the cliff top path between Bentons Road and Fishermans Beach, Mornington. It is a very pleasant experience. However, recently I have noticed that each side of the pathway has been soiled by piles of dog poo. How hard is it to carry a plastic bag? C’mon people, they are your dogs and your problem. I hope people will stop being selfish and start cleaning up after their dogs and disposing of their dog’s crap responsibly. Anne Robinson, Mornington

Helping hands On Monday 12 February my wife was in Mt Eliza Post Office completing hand written international postage forms. Due to injury from a car accident my wife finds it very hard to write. Spotting the problem, two great female Samaritans stepped in and gave her a hand. Thank you and well done. A note to Australia Post: make your systems and processes inclusive. David White, Mt Eliza

Destroying green wedge After living on the Mornington Peninsula for nearly 60 years, working for better education and care of the natural environment and community values, I and many others who care about the natural environment for the health of future generations are being force away from our once beautiful peninsula home. People from places already environmentally destroyed and over-populated are being allowed to totally destroy the green wedge with complete authority from Mornington Peninsula Shire and the state and federal governments. As long as the money is flying around people can chop and destroy the health of their future generations. Shane W Lewis, Rosebud


Lift accident results in death Compiled by Brodie Cowburn A DISTRESSING fatality occurred in Melbourne on Thursday last when a lad named Arthur Albert Verney 14 years, son of Mr and Mrs Verney of Frankston was killed. Shortly after 4 p.m. a salesman employed at Shanks and Co’s warehouse, 351 Flinders Lane, noticed that the goods lift was some distance below the ground floor. Closer inspection revealed that a boy had been crushed between the lift and the wall. Constable Froher was called and the boy was extricated and taken to the Melbourne Hospital. On arrival there he was found to be dead. The lift in which the fatality occurred opens out on to Bond St. and has an automatic door which closes immediately the lift ascends. It is thought that the lad, who had been employed as a messenger for Henry Buck and Co., Swanston St. managed to get into the lift while the door was open. In coming down from another floor he apparently became bewildered when nearing the ground floor and being unable to stop the lift he attempted to jump out with the result that he sustained fatal injuries. Great sympathy is expressed for the parents in their sad bereavement. *** THE sad news was received from the Defence Department on Monday, February 11th, by Mrs Elliot “Bee Farm” Frankston, that her only surviving son, Private Michael Elliot,

had died at the First Auxiliary Hospital, England, on the 7th February. The late Private Michael Elliot enlisted on January 17th 1916, and sailed with the 24th battalion on March 21st 1916. He was on active service from September to December, when he was sent to England suffering from trench feet. He returned to France again on Sept 20th 1917 and was wounded in the head on Oct 16th, 1917. On the 18th January of this year he was reported suffering from pluerisy, and as stated above died on the 7th February, 1918, at the age of 23½ years. The late Private Elliot was the brother of Gunner Matthew Elliot who was killed in France on Feb 27th 1917. Much sympathy is felt for Mrs Elliot and her daughters in their sad loss. *** MR A. G. Wilcox, who recently, returned to Frankston from active service abroad, has been rather seriously indisposed, and is under the care of Dr Atkinson. We trust Mr Wilcox will have a speedy restoration to health. *** MRS Rimmer of the “Plaza” Playne St, Frankston has been ordered by her medical adviser to relinguish business. She has therefore decided to dispose of the business as a going concern and to take a complete rest. ***

AT the childrens’ court at Frankston on Monday last, several youthful offenders were dealt with. Thos Jenson was charged with illegally using a bicycle; a boy named Saunders was charged with stealing postal articles; and, the charge against a boy named Osborne was that he stole a large sum of money from Keast’s store at Frankston, on 18th January last. *** DEATH has removed another very old and respected resident of Pearcedale, in the person of Mr Nathanial Pearce. The late Mr Pearce was, at the time of his death, the last of the original settlers. He took up land here many years ago and with his family, has been in the district ever since. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Monday, the Rev A. P. McFarlane officiating at the graveside. *** SEVERAL reports have reached us that men have entered private property and fallen timber for the purpose of obtaining honey. As this is contrary to the law we may inform these honey thieves that a vigilant society exists in the Peninsula to deal with this matter. Becoming bolder, the thieves have actually robbed private hives left in isolated parts. In one case they fell a tree and burnt over 4 tons of firewood before the owner of the week end villa arrived.

When we state the men are in receipt of regular pay from the State it can be realised how mean the creatures are. *** THE Presbyterian Young Men’s Bible Class Union of Victoria, will again Camp this Easter on the Frankston Cricket ground, near the station. The camp starts on March 28th and ends on April 1st. An attendance of about 150 members is expected. Last year the Union arranged a successful concert in the local Mechanics’ Institute, in aid of the Red Cross Funds. This year another concert will be given, the proceed to be for the Repatriation Fund. A good programme will be staged by members of the Union, assisted by leading Melbourne artists. *** A MEETING of the Frankston branch of the National Federation will be held in the hall on Wednesday next, February 20th at 8pm. On the same date a meeting of the Citizens’ League will be held, when it is to be hoped there will be a good attendance. There should be a good attendance of citizens of Frankston at the meeting on Monday evening called for the purpose of discussing ways and means of improving Kananook Creek. The matter is one of importance to all, as the present state of the creek is most unsatisfactory *** IF sufficient inducement offers, the

Peninsula Motor Garage Pty. Ltd. will run a service of motor cars from Mornington, Somerville, Langwarrin and Carrum, in connection with the concert in Frankston on Saturday, March 9th for the Soldiers’ Repatriation Fund. Patrons wishing to attend the concert from the previously mentioned towns, should at once get into touch with Mr Bradbury, the company’s manager. *** THE tennis club intend to win some laurels his year, if practice will accomplish it. The addition of Miss Marsh to the committee will only strengthen it and the lady champion, Miss Nicholls, will have to look to her laurels against a promising young player in Miss Amy Clark, daughter of Mr John Clark, in his day, a good all round athlete. *** A PUBLIC meeting was held in the Tyabb Hall on Tuesday 12th February. Cr. Longmuir was voted to the chair. It was moved that the Red Cross society hold social evenings which would include raffles, lucky bags etc. The Fruitgrowers’ are to be asked for donation of fruit or cash, the fruit to be sold and the proceeds devoted to the funds. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 February 1918

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Peninsula Picnic returns for 2018 MARK Saturday March 17 in your diary under “food, wine and boogie” as one of the country’s favourite boutique festivals The Peninsula Picnic presented by Melbourne MINI Garage, returns to Mornington Racecourse for its fourth year. Celebrating one of Australia’s great Food & Wine Regions and seamlessly blending a foodie festival with cellar door tastings, a farmers’ market and the sweet sounds of some of Australia’s best songwriters, The Peninsula Picnic is a food, wine and music lovers’ dream. With a line-up headlined by John Butler Trio, and pop-ups from award winning restaurants and winemakers from across the region, the one-day festival makes for the perfect day out on the peninsula. Other acts include Harry James Angus (of The Cat Empire) with his nine-piece Struggle With Glory project, Vikki Thorn, fresh from celebrating the 25th anniversary tour with The Waifs, and local up and coming songwriter Angie McMahon. Joining the entertainment are eight of the region’s best restaurants and six local wineries, including Max’s at Red Hill, Merricks General Wine Store, Polperro, Montalto, Flinders Hotel, Green Olive at Red Hill, DOC Mornington, Stables Smokehouse, Alatonero, Prancing Horse Estate, T’Gallant and Quealy. Beers will be flowing from the Yak Ales pop up bar, plus there’ll be sessions with top winemakers, market stalls from local producers and artisans and Dessert Lane to keep your glass and plate full across the day. Kid’s activities and the friendly, laid back atmosphere make The Peninsula Picnic a great day out for families. Tickets are selling fast, so head to the website to secure yours now. www.peninsulapicnic.com.au





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MORNINGTON PENINSULA FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL Stunning Point Nepean National Park at Portsea will play host to the Mornington Peninsula Food+Wine Festival on 24 February 2018. For one beautiful summers day, the historic grounds of Portsea’s Point Nepean Park will be transformed into a giant outdoor lounge for a sensational day of food, wine and entertainment – the best part is, you’re invited! Having grown up on the Peninsula and lived in the area for most of his life, Tristan Clarke, of Nepean Events, is realising his vision for a festival celebrating all that the Peninsula is famous for. Having attended festivals all over the country, Clarke says, “I believe that with all its scenic beauty, combined with the top quality wines, beer and food produced on the Mornington Peninsula, this is the perfect place for a fantastic summer event that brings it and us all together!” The Mornington Peninsula is known for its bountiful premium produce, including wine, beer, cider, meat, seafood, fruit, cheese, vegetables and more. It’s a place where the lush green vines of some of Australia’s best Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grow. Mornington Peninsula Food+Wine Festival brings all these delights together for one day, in one place, for your pleasure.

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THE RED HILL SHOW With entertainment from musicians Nick Barker, Cousin Leonard, Lachlan Bryan, Kris Schroeder, Robb Papp, Lucky-Louise, The Boys and more, your senses will be tantalised as you sip on your new favourite beverage, savour a range of delectable treats and move to the music. All while taking in the gorgeous coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. A hand-selected range of the wineries, breweries, cider-houses and spirit-makers will serve a delectable cross-section of beverages to cater for everyone’s tastes. Book now and don’t miss out. Tickets and information about vendors and performers are available at morningtonpeninsulafoodwinefestival.com

Saturday, 10th March, the Red Hill Showgrounds come alive with the festivities of one the State’s most popular agricultural shows. Entries for most categories close this week so visit our website and entre online: www.redhillshow.com.au/forms Aside from the remarkable array of animals including Clydesdales, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, minature goats, working dogs and more, the 2nd Red Hill Cider Show will be hosted by local published foodie Richard Cornish and offering tastings of the awardwinning ciders. This year, we are thrilled to have the Australian Mountainboarders back with demos and free workshops. The Fly Dogs will astound you with their speed and agility. A leatherworks workshop and puppet workshop will highlight some of the past trades. There will also be woodturning, spinning and weaving demonstrations. Willum Warrain, an indigenous group from Hastings, will bring their colourful caravan

and engage children in boomerang painting. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cooking, craft, photography and art. The countries best to fight it out for a Victorian Title in the woodchop arena. There will be plenty of free music, activities and attractions for the whole family. Groove to the fantastic jazz vibes of The Jackson Four and kids will love the many FREE fairground rides including Bubble Soccer, rock climbing, jumping castle, pony rides and more. To celebrate our 90th there will be an official opening of the 90th Historical Display taking place at 11.00am at the Community Pavilion which will showcase memorabilia and photos of past shows and the Hinterland area. Don’t miss Victoria’s only remaining Grand Parade at 3.00pm! For show enquiries: ph:5989 2357 e:info@redhillshow.com.au www.redhillshow.com.au


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2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show Wine Entries Australia’s only International Cool Climate Wine Show will be held from 21 to 28 May 2018 The International Cool Climate Wine Show is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where ‘like is judged against like’, where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best, and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded. The Show attracts more than 600 wines from around the world, in 25 competition classes, and the wines are judged by highly credentialed and experienced judges, led by Chairman of Judges, Robert Paul.

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scoreboard Mounties hang on despite draw MORNINGTON NEWS


By IT Gully MT ELIZA maintained its position in the top four in MPCA Provincial Cricket on Saturday despite playing out a dramatic draw against Sorrento. Defending 117 Mt Eliza already had Sorrento on the ropes at the beginning of day two at 2/12. With arguably one of the best bowling attacks in the competition Mt Eliza was always in the box seat to defend such a low score. Sorrento’s Kane Gordon (40) and Liam O’Connor (36) were the only batsmen to offer any assistance. Mt Eliza was bowled out for 117 with more than 15 overs up their sleeve. At one point late in the match Sorrento looked home at 8/115. Nick Baron was the pick of the Mt Eliza bowlers 3/28. Langwarrin retained the Bushman’s Cup after beating Pearcedale by almost 50 runs. Kangas skipper again took the game by the scruff bowling 22.2 overs with a match winning return of 5/72. Coach Jake Prosser was also impressive with ball in hand snaring 4/35. Pearcedale’s Chris Dew was the

only batsman who looked likely to help Pearcedale to the 220 required for victory, however he was dismissed for 67 and that was the end of the ball game. The Panthers were eventually all out for 173. Baxter’s waft of finals cricket is still in the air after it cruised to victory against Mornington. Resuming at 0/8 Baxter required just 123 for victory. Chris Brittain made light work of that getting all of those runs himself, hitting eight boundaries and ten going straight over the rope finishing on 133. Joe Rule scored 40 runs also. Baxter pulled up stumps in the sixty ninth over at 4/213. As predicted Peninsula Old Boys took Crib Point to the cleaners, bowling them out for 137. Defending 212 the Old Boys already had Crib Point 1/6 overnight. Once again it was Old Boy’s skipper Wade Pelzer who stole the show with the ball snaring 6/25. Luke Herrington was the best of the Crib Point batsmen with 44. Shark hunt: Despite this setback, Red Hill made light work of Flinders. Picture: Andrew Hurst

All tied up: Sorrento and Mt Eliza played out a rare draw. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Blues get off the bottom DISTRICT

Ducks pull off outright PENINSULA

By IT Gully MOOROODUC scored a miraculous reverse outright against Main Ridge in MPCA Peninsula Cricket on Saturday. Main Ridge had a wonderful opportunity to all but cement its place in the top two, however blew it despite getting first innings points. Last week after the first day Main Ridge bowled out Moorooduc for 55 before declaring its first innings at 7/141. With 19 overs left in the day the Ridge were able to take 3/64 still leaving the Ducks 40 runs behind. On day two what the Ridge didn’t count on was Madushanka Perera scoring 92 and Kasun Perera helping himself to 89, eventually declaring after 54 overs at 9/236. Needing 152 runs in 60 overs, the Ridge fell 13 runs short, bowled out for 139 in 44 overs. Justin McCleary was the best of the Moorooduc bowlers with 4/46 off 13 overs. A cracking 132 runs from arguably one of the Peninsula’s greatest ever


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sportsman, Michael Burke, has helped Long Island to an unlikely victory against Delacombe Park. Chasing 248 for victory Burke was joined at the crease by Pubudu Edirisinghe who helped himself to 65. Helping Long Island to 6/251 in 73 overs. The Parkers used eight bowlers in a desperate attempt to remove Burke, the match winner. As expected Somerville proved far too strong for Pines. Chasing Somerville’s 173 Pines lost 3 wickets in the final seven overs of day one. Resuming day two at 3/20 things never recovered for Pines, bowled out in the fifty second over for 119. Jayde Herrick was the best of the Somerville bowlers with 4/27 while Jay Parker picked up 3/7 from seven overs. Red Hill made light work of Flinders picking up the victory total in the sixty seventh over. Simon Dart finished unbeaten on 85 as did Tim Collette on 51. Red Hill declared at 5/179.

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By IT Gully HASTINGS has clawed its way off the bottom off the MPCA District ladder after beating Seaford Tigers outright on Saturday. Rosebud now looks after the unenviable position of bottom of the ladder and is now under pressure to avoid relegation. The Blues had pretty much wrapped up victory last week, however there was always that chance of the Tigers pulling off a reverse outright. That wasn’t the case as we headed into day two, even though the Blues resumed at 3/35 and were eventually bowled out for just 106. With a lead of 128 Hastings’ bowlers again needed to perform at their absolute best. That came in the form of Isuru Dias who took 5/23 off 10 overs (he

also took 6/34 in the first innings). The Tigers were rolled for 47 in 20.1 overs. Mt Martha was able to get pre-finals bragging rights over Seaford in their clash. Mt Martha now hold second place on the lader, .05 of a percent clear of Seaford who sit in third place. Given the tightness of the season it was an important win for the Reds. It was an incredible victory for Mt Martha who resumed day two at 7/29, chasing Seaford’s first innings total of 126. Make no mistake Brad Schreuder was the match winner with an unbeaten 42, while Kane Hawkins was not far behind at all with 39. Right at the end when Mt Martha needed somebody to stick around with Schreuder, Curtis Stone was the man to step up to the plate, scoring 19 runs and helping to get his team over the line.

Heatherhill has grabbed Rye’s position in the top bracket after a convincing 100 plus runs win. Set 223 for victory, Rye resumed at 0/7. They were bowled out in the 42nd over for just 100. Matty Meagher was the destroyer for Heatherhill, taking 5/22 off 13 overs. Looking for an outright victory the Hills sent Rye back into bat, however were not able to pick up the ten wickets. Rye opener Tom Baron proved to be the thorn in the Hill’s side, scoring 101. It was a game between top versus bottom – Baden Powell vs Rosebud. Enough said? Not quite! Resuming at 1/62 and chasing 110 for victory, the Braves skipped along to victory scoring 5/244 in a leisurely 92 overs. Coen Chernishoff top scored for the Braves with 84 while Craig Entwistle finished unbeaten on 59.

Rye’s fall: Heatherhill accounted for Rye by over 100 runs. Picture: Andrew Hurst


Subbies produce predictable results SUB-DISTRICT

By IT Gully THINGS went absolutely as expected in MPCA Sub District Cricket on Saturday. After the conclusion of day one it appeared that all matches would have a predictable outcome. For

instance, Boneo was always going to be up against it to beat Dromana who had set them 271 runs for victory, they fell almost 100 runs short, bowled out in the 53rd over for just 177. Jye Voelkl took 4/69 off 17 overs for the Hoppers while Ryan Jellie scored 77 for the Pandas. Skye was left with some work to

do to chase down Carrum Down’s total of 9/253. It too fell 60 runs short thanks largely to the Cougar’s Jordy Watters who picked up 5/44. Balnarring needed just 35 runs to beat Tyabb at the end of day one. They may have resumed at 5/80 but they were always going to pick up the required runs with five wickets

in hand, they declared at 8/151. Batting second against Tootgarook, Frankston YCW was always going to be up against it chasing down 205. Zac Stevenson was back in Frog colours after a stint at Rye and picked up 4/19 restricting YCW to just 152. In the final match Ballam Park’s

total of 157 was always going to be 60 shy of what was required against Carrum. The Lions scored 234 in 67 overs, a victory of 77 runs. Knight’s skipper David Cross was a stand out in the match taking 5/28.

Langwarrin, Somerville off to a flyer SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN’S much anticipated NPL2 debut and David Greening’s player-coaching bow both ended in triumph last weekend. Langy travelled to Wembley Park on Saturday and celebrated a deserved 2-0 win against a Box Hill side that enjoyed a lot of possession but whose slow and purposeless interpassing game suited the visitors. Greening’s two goals spearheaded Somerville Eagles’ 3-2 FFA Cup win against Old Mentonians at Somerville High School on Saturday. Somerville raced to a 3-0 lead thanks to Greening and Ash Scholes with the latter’s bullet header from a Matt Curd corner in the 50th minute giving him his first goal in senior football. A James Bingham goal in the 74th minute gave Old Mentonians a glimmer of hope and a moment of madness from Somerville keeper Brad Klarenbeek allowed Tyler Pollard to score from the penalty spot in the 87th minute. “We dominated the first 70 minutes but it was a tense and nervy finish as we ground it out,” said Greening. “It should never have got to that though so our game management is definitely something to work on.” Somerville’s starting line-up featured six newcomers in Greening, Scholes, Klarenbeek (all from Rosebud Heart), Matthew Curd (Seaford United), Louis Griffiths (Baxter) and Michael Clarke (Elwood City) while Jack McKenna (Langwarrin), Stephen Curd (Seaford United) and Kadison English (Rosebud Heart) were on the bench. Langy’s success was due to a double from Liam Baxter and late heroics from goalkeeper Robbie Acs. Big “Yaya” (Mat Luak) revelled in an attacking midfielder’s role while 20-year-old Callum Goulding from Melbourne Victory anchored the Langy midfield with Lewis Potter and Paul Speed either side of a diamond formation. The pace of and trickery of Baxter and Johnny Kuol were constant dangers. Langy led 1-0 at the break thanks to a slick interpassing move involving Luak and Kuol with the latter teeing up Baxter for a tap-in in the 38th minute. That should have been the Scottish striker’s hat-trick but he’d shot over from the right of the area in the 16th minute and a minute later was denied by a point-blank smother from Box Hill keeper Luke Gavalas. Langy earned some breathing space when Baxter was brought down inside the area in the 71st minute and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Baxter slammed his conversion high into the roof of the net before charging towards the large travelling support to celebrate.

Langy linchpin: Liam Baxter (right) in action for Langwarrin last season against Mornington’s Nathan Yole. Picture: John Punshon

Victor Medini, Sam Klepac and Esmael Zahiri replaced Luak, Baxter and Kuol in the second half and Langy appeared to be coasting to the line. But Acs had to spring into action in the 89th minute to block a close range Ryan Go shot and two minutes later Andy McIntyre was controversially ruled to have brought down Nicholas Edwards inside the area. Acs’s reputation as a shot-stopper was enhanced when he flung himself to his left to parry Phillip Petreski’s spot kick and end the home team’s dismal day. “It was very pleasing and it will give us a lot of confidence but at the same time we’ve got to do it again this week because there’s no point winning away from home then losing at home,” said long-serving Langy gaffer Gus Macleod. Langy squares up to Goulburn Valley Suns at Lawton Park on Saturday and the Shepparton-based club started the season with a 2-1 home loss last weekend to big spending title contender Dandenong City. Former AFC Wimbledon striker Craig Carley rejoined the Suns last May after stints at Hume City and Avondale and was appointed playercoach of the seniors last October. The club recently announced the capture of 24-year-old former Everton youth team midfielder Jordan Barrow. “We know they’ve strengthened but my focus is on our players and my job

is to make sure that they keep their concentration and focus on what we do well,” said Macleod. Langy’s under-20s bombed out 3-1. A sweeping interpassing move and a cross from the right by Keegan Guy in the 31st minute saw Langy captain Max Boulton charge in at the far post between two defenders and power his header home for the opener. The home team levelled right on the stroke of half-time via a stunning 30-metre strike by Sung Min Lee. Box Hill hit the front in the 64th minute when an inch-perfect cross from the right by Ryan Kirkus was headed home by unmarked substitute Nikita Cicmil. Langy lost its shape and discipline in the final half-hour and was a sitting duck on the break. It appealed in vain for offside in the 85th minute but Vasili Tsoumpris strolled clear and slammed the ball past helpless Langy keeper Ben Caballero to round off the scoreline. Langwarrin’s NPL juniors start their season on Sunday when they travel to Kingston Heath Soccer Complex to face NPL giant Bentleigh Greens with the under-12s and under-13s both kicking off at 10am, the under-14s and under-15s at 11.15am and the under16s and under-18s at 1pm. In State 3 South-East news Skye United confirmed late last week that it had signed former Mauritian international Chris Driver.

The club had already captured the signatures of Caleb Nicholes, Mitch Blake and Jordan Redburn from Langwarrin and Driver is a former Langy midfielder. Skye boss Billy Armour is still on the lookout to add to his squad. Skye beat State 4 East outfit Ringwood City 4-1 in a friendly at Ringwood on Saturday with Nicholes and Lawrence Komba scoring twice. Another former Langy player, Cameron Leopold, played for Skye but is yet to sign. Southern United’s season gets underway on Sunday when it hosts Bayside United which has signed around a dozen of Southern’s 2017 players. Southern’s senior squad has undergone a massive revamp under new head coach Aaron Myatt who comes face to face with Bill Mihaloudis and Rob Giabardo, Southern’s senior coaches last year and now in charge at Bayside. “We’ll approach this as we will do every game – believing in our strengths as a team unit,” said Myatt. “We have a young squad and although we haven’t gelled yet if we are solid and compact at the back we can get something from this game.” Here are Southern’s 2018 squads with the previous club of new players in brackets. The under-12s have eight players who have graduated from the club’s successful 2017 Skill Acquisition Pro-

gram (SAP). UNDER 12s: Taylen Wolf, Rhianna Kelleher (SAP), Jasmine Smith (SAP), Emilia Ingles (SAP), Ceara Taylor (SAP), Eden McKeown (SAP), Kayla McLeod (SAP), Leah Plavljanic (SAP), Gemma DeVos (SAP), Chiara Renzella, Savannah Lapenta, Lauren Riha, Ava Guarascio. UNDER 14s: GOALKEEPER: Cadi Vakacavu. DEFENDERS: Alex Jones, Talia Palmer, Ezel Dwyer, Emily Ryan, Tanysha Hogan, Shanece Dias (Bayside). MIDFIELDERS: Sage Kirby, Alessandra Davis, Holly Wakker, Taylah Hennekam. FORWARDS: Candy Kilderry, Rhys McKenna, Danica Vukcevic, Rhianna Cousens, Macey Butler (SAP), Erica-Derrick SarfoSarpong (SAP). UNDER 16s: GOALKEEPER: Rianna Tann. DEFENDERS: Lily Aitken, Ellis Kadir, Belinda Stojcevski (Dandenong Thunder), India Scarr (Mount Martha), Phoebe Tann. MIDFIELDERS: Mia Davis, Sydney James, Briana Dias, MacKenzie Hicks. FORWARDS: Haylea Porter, Jasmine Ristevski, Monique Lapenta, Oakley Sunkel-Lozell. UNDER 19s & SENIORS: GOALKEEPERS: Freya Crocker, Celia Kelsall. DEFENDERS: Gemma Grek (Sandringham), Ella Douglas (Bayside United), Jess Beddows, Sarah Tebutt, Caibiran Deas, Indre Christy, Myrid Bartlett (Gippsland), Natasha Dakic. MIDFIELDERS: Claudia Beissmann (Brandon Park), Marianna Minichiello (Brandon Park), Tash Reiri (Alamein), Nikolina Bucalo, Olivia Groves (South Melbourne), Avery Lau (Kitchee, Hong Kong). FORWARDS: Casey Aarons (Alamein), Maylinda Emini (Brandon Park), Sita Karimi (Whitehorse United), Kristie Farmer (South Yarra), Sarah Wieck (Bayside United). Southern is looking at three other prospective signings on the local market as well as two players from Scotland. In other news Pines have lost Jack Wrobel and Matt Davis to White Star Dandenong (who lost 7-0 to Chelsea in their FFA Cup clash last weekend), Seaford’s Dylan Waugh is training with Peninsula Strikers and the player exodus from North Seaford Reserve looks likely to include Matt MorrisThomas, Mitch Lander and maybe Daniel Walsh. This weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Goulburn Valley Suns (Lawton Park), U20s 1pm. SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bayside Utd (Monterey Reserve), U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm.

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Triathlon runners aim high THE Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club is hoping to once again cement itself as one of the leading clubs in Victoria when it comes to junior triathlons. The club, based at Long Island Drive in Frankston, had four members competing in South Australia at the national level earlier this month with MPTC’s triathlon mentor, Luke Burns and some of the club’s up and coming juniors competing at the Glenelg Triathlon on Saturday 3 February. Burns, who trains out of Brisbane and competes internationally, ran against Australia and New Zealand’s best triathlon talent in the Oceania Cup where he finished in 15th position. MPTC performance coach Kyle Burns said that his son, Luke, has gone through the same system as the current juniors and has been a great mentor for the team. “He’s competed in about eight countries over the last year and three world cups so he’s really starting to find his feet internationally,” Burns said. “He went through the same system as the current juniors up until he was about 19-years-old.” Junior athletes, Lachie Watson, Oscar Riley and Lily Van Raay also competed in South Australia where they ran in the second race of the Australian Junior Triathlon Series. Burns said that not all went to plan for the juniors as they didn’t have best

of luck in their events after training so hard beforehand. “The results didn’t really reflect how they had been training,” he said. “Oscar copped a kick to the head in the swim and had to go to hospital afterwards with a mild concussion and Lachie fell off his bike and that was the end of his triathlon. “They had been training well beforehand so it’s pretty unlucky for the boys but they’re alright now and are working towards the All Schools in 10 weeks. “It was good to see Lily come back from a broken toe which she got at the start of the season and get through her race.” Having been chosen by the state coaches, Oscar returned the following day to join the Victorian Mixed Relay team and finished runners-up in the relay championships to claim his first national medal. Burns said it was a great result for Oscar with the event now being a major focus in Australia. “There is now an Olympic medal for that event so that triathlon has become a big focus,” he said. “Victoria has a really good team coming through and they only lost by nine seconds at the end. It’s really good and really encouraging going forwards.” MPTC also had five members competing in Elwood on the Sunday with Harrison Bolton, Ella Humphreys and Tomm Jansen all winning their

respected races while Grace Bunting finished in fifth position at the 15-19 World Championship Qualifiers. Burns said it was great to see the juniors compete so well considering that they’re still developing this year and will be aiming to step up next year. “They’re doing really well, some of them are fairly new and just learning at the moment,” he said. “Grace is going well and will be aiming to qualify for the World’s this year.” Burns said the results were a step in the right direction as the club has begun to put a greater focus on helping their juniors reach the podium. Ben Triandafillou

Terrific trio: Ella Humphreys, Tomm Jansen and Harrison Bolton celebrate their triathlon victories. Picture: Supplied

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Storming home: Jordan Childs rides Written By to his debut victory. Picture: Supplied

Begg ready for first Diamond runner RETURNING to racing just over 18 months ago, Mt Eliza-based horse trainer Grahame Begg will have his first crack at the $1.5 million Group One Blue Diamond Stakes on Saturday (24 February). The former Sydney-based trainer will send his unbeaten colt, Written By, to Caulfield for the Blue Diamond Stakes after he ran away with the Group Three Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield a fortnight ago. The homebred colt, which is by Begg’s former star sprinter Written Tycoon and bred by his Hall of Fame father Neville, has defeated several Blue Diamond fancies in his two career starts and has done it the hard way having had to jump from the widest barrier both times. Trainer Grahame Begg, who trains out of Pinecliff, Mt Eliza, said he

couldn’t be happier with how the colt has pulled up from his last start and is looking forward to having his first runner in a Blue Diamond. “Obviously having a horse which is in good form heading into the Diamond makes it all that bit more exciting,” Begg said. “He’s very well and I’m very happy with him. He’s come through his run brilliantly and there hasn’t been any indication to make me think otherwise.” Jockey Jordan Childs, who has ridden Written By at his past two victories, equalled his biggest win to date in the Group Three prelude last start. He will be staying aboard the colt in the feature race on Saturday and will be hoping to capture his first Group One victory. Ben Triandafillou

PLAYERS from the St Kilda Football Club visited some of the most vulnerable in the community at Wallara’s Sages Cottage Farm, Baxter on Tuesday 13 February as part of their community camps initiative. The players visited the community garden which was built at the end of last year by some of the Saints executive management team and participated in a range of activities which provides training opportunities for people with different abilities. Wallara supports more than 500 people by providing community day services, residential and supported accommodation part and full-time employment, training and workplace opportunities for the disabled. As part of the two-day community camp, the Saints players also visited Peninsula Grammar where they kicked off their camp with a training session on the Monday morning. A further 45 schools across the Bayside, Kingston, Frankston and Mornington region were visited on the Tuesday as well as several football clubs and community groups. St Kilda’s general manager of community Lisa Laing said the club enjoyed the opportunity to get out and about in the region. “The camp was a golden opportunity for the club to give back to the community, while also allowing a future generation of Sainters to meet their heroes,” Laing said. “This region is so important to the club in all that we do, and the camp reminds us of the support that exists for the Saints in the bayside and peninsula communities.” The coaching staff and senior club

leaders also held a couple of functions on the Monday night aimed towards football communities. At the Frankston event, Nathan Burke was the keynote speaker, alongside Peta Searle and Southern Saints (Women’s VFL) player Georgia Walker while club CEO Matt Finnis, senior coach Alan Richardson and captain, Jarryn Geary headlined a second event in Sandringham focusing on leadership in football.

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2004 ford focus manual 5 door hatchback 2.0 lt Zetec air conditioned 2006 range rover sport 4x4 v6 turbo diesel finished in black with black leather 2009 holden captiva LX seven seat turbo diesel automatic 4x4 wagon Ford TS territory SYII factory seven seat optioned with side steps roof racks 2009 hyunadai I30 5 door automatic turbo diesel hatchback multiple int. fitted with multiple air bags cruise control power windows abs traction rear dvd player leather int climate control abs traction EBD cruise tow pack tinted glass abs cruise power windows multiple air bags traction EBD air bags abs brakes electronic stability control EBD power windows power steering air bag cruise control control electronic stability program climate control hill descent reverse camera stability control roll over protection zgu328 full service history factory 17” alloys multiple air bags park sensors full service history reg wue193 traction control low km 98,000 with good history reg zkl 099 roll over stability alloy wheels tow pack sn7869



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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




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


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2000 model Mitsubishi pajero v6 3.5 automatic ready for work and play new lift kit and big tyres bull bar with 12,000lb winch full size roof rack with awning tow pack snorke LED spot lights LED light bar very clean unit with low KM reg 1kv9ca

2008 kia grand carnival automatic 8 seater with front and side air 2009 turbo diesel holden captive LX fitted with multiple air bags full bags full leather int power side doors abs brakes cruise control front leather int traction control power windows cruise control abs EBD and rear air conditioning power front and rear windows remote locks stability control park sensors climate control tinted glass reg xjb 349 factory alloys tinted glass low km reg wgz 652



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1997 saab 900s convertable runs well automatic finished in black being sold as traded no rwc and roof only works manually $1700

2010 VW golf MY11 comfortline 5 door hatchback one owner with full service history fitted with 7 air bags electronic stability traction control EBD hill holder abs brake assist multifunction control screen climate control power windows heated side mirrors factory alloy’s reg ycc892



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Holden VE commodore SV6 automatic sedan finished in red with two 2010 falcon G6E turbo intercooled finished in silhouette with black leather int 2007 hyundai Santa fe SX CRDi 4x4 wagon automatic with air con abs tone int multiple air bags cruise control abs power windows air con 6 speed automatic front side and head air bags abs cruise traction control EBD brakes power windows cruise control traction EBD multiple air bags traction control stability control EBD body kit tinted glass reg uhb983 rear camera Bluetooth ipod connect tinted glass alloy wheels reg xql107 tinted glass roof racks nudge bar tow pack alloy wheels reg 1cp9zh







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Holden cruze JH series 2 turbo diesel CDX top of the range with low km and service records finished in white with black leather int trim front side and head air bags heated seats abs traction control park sensors electronic stability control EBD brake assist Bluetooth aux/usb input cruze control air con power windows reg ypj 539



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2005 honda odyssey luxury wagon 5 speed sports automatic trans 2.4lt full 2000 mercedes –benze S 500 L top of the range comfort and style featuring amg wheels sunroof 1999 jeep grand limited 4.7lt automatic 4x4 air bags abs brakes EBD leather int sunroof front head and side air bags abs brakes EBD immobiliser rear glass folding blind rear electric seats cooled and heated seats factory sat nav multiple full leather trim alloy wheels tow pack side steps drives great electric stability brake assist traction control abs cruise control park sensors climate alarm climate control power windows cruise control factory alloy’s reg yuf108 air bags $2400 sold as is reg xnf059 control auto levelling suspension tinted glass service books only 140,000km. 1hg3xg



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2013 BT50 automatic 3.2 lt turbo diesel 4x4 utility front and side and head air 2006 renault master turbo diesel 6 speed manual van with front set bags abs stability control air con traction control EBD roll over protection hill up as camper and rear for work great for tradie working away fitted holder Bluetooth cruise trailer sway ESC aux and usb socket reg zsz661 with air con power steering air bags abs power windows reg uad319

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Stressless Piano Recliner

IMG Loki Recliner

was $4899

was $1245


$899 IMG Theatre was $8769

Abraham Chair was $3290


Zedere Recliner was $1699





up to


$4999 Stressless Bliss Recliner was $3845


Albany 2.5str Sofa was $2057



Alberto Sofa

was $4340


Edward Sofa/Chaise was $2530


Elka 7pc was $1985


Olinda 8pc Dining Suite was $7628


Malvern Sofa/Chaise was $3290

$1999 Many more clearance items instore.

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