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Art exhibition’s opening success LAST Thursday’s Mornington Art Show opening has been hailed “a resounding success” by one of its organisers. Mornington Rotary Club member John Renowden said more than 400 people attended the opening at Mornington Community Theatre, with “record sales” being made of artwork and items in a silent auction. “The silent auction alone raised more than $8000 for bushfire relief,” Mr Renowden said. The money follows $10,000 already pledged by the club for bushfire relief. Individual artists have also made donations. “The art show has continued to achieve high numbers attending in its first weekend,” Mr Renowden said. The exhibition of more than 800 paintings and photographs will continue at the community theatre at the corner of Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, Mornington, until next Sunday, Australia Day (26 January). WORKS created from glass are among the many exhibits at this year’s Mornington Art Show. Picture: Yanni

Permit probe goes further than IBAC Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are being told that it is “prudent, diligent and in the public interest” to make sure the shire has not made corrupt planning decisions similar to ones alleged at the City of Casey. The advice is contained in a report seeking council’s support for a review announced by shire CEO John Baker last December of decisions made on planning requests from developer John Woodman and his Mornington-based company Watsons Pty Ltd as well as associated companies Wolfdene Built Pty Ltd and Schutz Consulting Pty Ltd. Several employees of two of these companies have previously worked for the shire and the state government.

Councillors will be asked to support Mr Baker’s “transparent and open process to be undertaken by management”. Mr Baker says the review – to be overseen by an “independent probity adviser” - will involve “decisions made for these companies over the past two terms of council (effectively seven years)”. The report prepared by the shire’s governance and legal head Amanda Sapolu – and approved by Mr Baker – concedes “council could resolve to consider earlier time periods”. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn and former mayor Cr David Gill have said there must be no limit on how far back the inquiry goes (“Decades of decisions being checked” The News 15/1/20). Mr Baker says his inquiry will go beyond that outlined by IBAC in its Casey-based Operation Sandon, which

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included looking for corruption at state and local government elections and “public officers involved in planning and property development decisionmaking”. In addition to IBAC’s stated aims, Mr Baker says the shire’s investigation will look at decisions made by officers without councillor involvement under delegated authority. It will review declared conflicts of interest by councillors and officers as well as “ascertain any gifts or benefits provided by the relevant companies to councillors or officers”, including electoral donations. In the November 2016 council election, Watsons donated $2489 to Briars Ward candidate, now Cr Rosemary Clark, and $1244 to David Cassells, who stood unsuccessfully in Cerberus Ward. Watsons’ director John Wood-

man unsuccessfully stood for Briars Ward in 2012 and 2016 (“Shire probe into permits” The News 24/12/19). The recommendation councillors are being asked to adopt next week specifies that Mr Baker and Ms Sapolu “consider all relevant historical and current applications made by the companies to the council, with particular emphasis on the Martha Cove development”. Although IBAC has not stated it will investigate planning on the Mornington Peninsula, it has announced the scope of its inquiry will be widened when hearings resume on 2 March. The shire’s decision to review permits involving the Watsons, Wolfdene and Schutz companies followed similar moves by Frankston and Kingston councils. Since Mr Baker announced the intended inquiry, The News has been told

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Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au CFA brigades on the Mornington Peninsula have been inundated by volunteers wanting to join up to fight the state’s unprecedented bushfires. However, while their interest is welcomed, the sheer volume of applicants is causing problems. Peninsula Fire Brigades Group officer Timothy Desmond said all brigades welcomed interest from volunteer their time, but 18 applicants in just the past week was too many to handle. “The Country Fire Authority is one of the most respected fire services in the world [and] we sincerely appreciate people wanting to step up and help their community,” he said. High fire activity across the state meant that all eight all peninsula brigades had supplied volunteers and staff to “support crews in NSW earlier in the season and to East Gippsland while still maintaining a local response capacity”. “Since 1 January we have deployed 56 members - some on multiple occasions - and another nine leave this Sunday (19 January). Dromana, Flinders, Mt Martha and Rosebud tankers are working in the Swifts Creek/Orbost areas.” Widespread publicity of the fires triggered a strong public response. Mr Desmond said “numerous people” had asked about being a volunteer with the Boneo, Dromana, Flinders, Main Ridge, Mt Martha, Rosebud, Rye, Safety Beach and Sorrento brigades.

While the response was “fantastic” volunteers should realise they “won’t be fighting fires this fire season”. “Basic firefighting training is required to make sure our members are equipped with the right skills and

knowledge to stay safe and provide the right advice and assistance to the community under challenging and often dangerous circumstances,” Mr Desmond said. “As you can imagine, our brigades – along with many other

emergency services – are extremely busy and it is expected to be a very long fire season, so please be patient with us. You might not hear from us for a while, until things settle down, [but] we will contact you.”

CELEBRATIONS in Mt Eliza for Australia Day on 26 January offer entertainment for the whole family. The free community event includes activities on the Village Green as well as at the Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market. Mt Eliza Secondary College student Sam Howlett will sing the national anthem for the celebrations. Sam was selected as a backing vocalist for the 2019 production of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular and has been lead in many college productions. There will be a flag-raising ceremony by the 1st Ranelagh Scouts and an address by Australia Day ambassador Major General David McLachlan. The general’s career includes military service and as a leader of the RSL in Victoria. Entertainment will run 9am to 1pm on the Village Green, with the formal program starting at 10am. A free sausage sizzle breakfast will be available with free Australia Day flags for the children. The farmers’ market stalls will also open from 9am. Children will be able to get up close to wildlife at the hands–on Australian reptile show and exhibition and interact with frogs, turtles, spiny-leaf insects, shingleback lizard, dragon lizard, pythons, and a crocodile. The reptile shows will start at 9.30am and 11am. There will also be an animal farm, free face painting and balloon art. Weather permitting, the Mt Eliza CFA fire truck and volunteer firefighters will also be on hand. Australia Day in Mt Eliza is run by Mt Eliza Rotary Club and sponsored by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Ritchies IGA, Mt Eliza Community Bank (Bendigo Bank) and Mornington MP David Morris.

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FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt years ago added his voice to those fighting to stop Melbourne Water discharging partially treated sewage into the sea near Gunnamatta. The protesters, led by the Clean Ocean Foundation, successfully forced Melbourne Water to lift its wastewater treatment to Class A, although hundreds of thousands of litres of water are still pumped daily through the ocean outfall. However, more uses are being found for the recycled water and Mr Hunt was pleased to visit Mornington Golf Club this month where $300,000 from the federal government is being used to bring water to storage dams. Recycled water will be pumped through a pipeline to the dam from where the outfall passes Emil Madsen Reserve on Wooralla Drive, Mt Eliza. The golf club is adding another $300,000 to the project which “will be used to improve ecological outcomes for the course, the community surrounding the golf club, as well as provide consistent water supply in case of emergency”, Mr Hunt said. “One of my proudest endeavours as an MP was working with the local community to clean up the Gunnamatta outflow. “Now, this much improved recycled water will be put to good use on the peninsula.” Golf club President Roger Crossland said the club had been speaking with businesses close to the pipeline “with regards to any possible shared benefits they may derive from the installation of the pipeline {from Mt Eliza]”. The club’s general manager Craig Murdoch predicted the first flow of recycled water into the dams “will be noted as one of the [club’s] most important achievements and pivotal moments”.

THE Mornington Peninsula’s horror run with road deaths has continued into the New Year with three deaths from collisions in the first fortnight. This toll follows 12 road deaths on the peninsula in 2019 – which included double fatalities at Mt Eliza and Bittern – and the deaths of two motorcyclists. The driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV travelling along Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale, died when he attempted to overtake two cars and collided head-on with a semi-trailer, 12.20pm, Tuesday 14 January. Emergency services crews were unable to revive the man driving the SUV. The driver of the truck was taken by road ambulance to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The helicopter ambulance was unable to land because of poor visibility caused by smoke haze from bushfires. Two men aged 28 and 33 died in a two-car collision at the intersection of Hygeia and Bimble streets, Rye, 10pm, Monday 13 January. Five occupants were in the first vehicle, with the driver and passenger thought to be from Chile. Despite ambulance crews working furiously the driver died at the scene and his passenger died in hospital. A woman, 33, in the same car, was taken to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition and two men were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The woman’s condition was listed as “stable”, Friday 17 January. The man driving the second vehicle, a Holden Rodeo ute, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is aged 47. While the circumstances surrounding the collision were being investigated by the Major Collision Investigation Unit, Somerville Highway Patrol’s Greg Wolfe said it appeared the car carrying the larger group went through a give-way sign.

POLICE at the scene of the fatal collision on Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale. Picture: Gary Sissons

Resident James Drummond, who took the picture of the crash scene, said: “It was a shocking night. Everyone should be aware of the dangers of that intersection.” Anyone who saw either of these collisions or who has further information or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au A Department of Transport spokesperson described 2019 as a “horrific year on Victorian roads and our thoughts are with every person impacted by a life lost.”

She said the department was making roads safer by the rolling out of flexible roadside safety barriers on key routes in the area. “This is a proven way of reducing road trauma on high-speed roads and is expected to be completed in 2020.” The barriers line the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and Mooroduc freeways. Other Mornington Peninsula roads have also had rumble strip line-marking installed to reduce the likelihood of run-off road and head-on injury crashes. A two year trial of 80kph speed limits on 38 shire-managed high-speed roads is also under way.

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Flare sets grassland alight ARTHURS Seat could have been engulfed last week when vandals fired a flare setting fire to long grass, 2.50am, Friday 17 January. Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Somerville CIU, said the flare damaged the sign at Chapmans Point Lookout, Arthurs Seat Road, and then burnt 30 square metres of grass. “The act was reckless,” he said. “The damage could have been far greater. Luckily no trees caught alight.” Three crime units attended the scene: two from Rosebud as well as detectives from Somerville. Police are waiting on CCTV footage to identify the culprits.

Burgess (Sorrento), Michael Versteegen (Sorrento Brigade captain), and Mitch MacKenzie (Rye). Their strike team ST803-D8 spent a long, hot day battling blazes in the charred bush leaving crews “tired but safe”. Their trucks were then handed over to the night crew who were scheduled to return them in the morning for another day’s work. Red Hill CFA’s David Breadmore said peninsula fire crews were always eager to help their East Gippsland colleagues. “Whenever we have a fire here they are the first in their trucks to come and help us,” he said.

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A GROUP of Mornington neighbours will hold a garage sale next week to help CFA Omeo, wildlife rescue groups and provide feed for livestock. The garage sale will run 9am to 4pm, Saturday 1 February at 53 Strachans Road at the intersection with Adelaide Street, Mornington.

CFA Peninsula Fire Brigades Group strike team members were busy with back-burning and blacking-out activities in East Gippsland, just outside of Bemm River, last week. They included Tim Griffiths (Rye), David

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WHILE most Mornington Secondary College students are packing their bags and preparing to head back to school, one of them will be noticeably absent. Fifteen-year-old Mia Pollock, right, will be in Bali. But, far from being in holiday mode, she will be competing in the 2020 Australian Supermodel of the Year competition. “I have been modelling seriously for about a year and a half,” Mia said before heading off. “The organisers of the competition reached out to me through Instagram and encouraged me to apply. After going through the heats, I have made it into the finals.” The supermodel of the year competition is open to contestants who are looking at a career in the editorial and commercial advertising industry such as television commercials, magazines, e-commerce, social media and print. In Bali, the 25 finalists will participate in modelling workshops, styling, fashion shoots and runway modelling between 23 January and 3 February. “I am really excited about the competition and am looking forward to learning as much as I can from the experience,” Mia said. It could be a steep learning curve as Mia is the youngest entrant and could be competing against girls twice her age. “I have done a modelling competition before and found it to be very beneficial,” she said. They are great for presentation, confidence boosting, and projecting your personality through your modelling.” Mia has done modelling work for Decjuba Kids, Just Jeans, Country

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Later this year, Mia is planning to run a school holiday modelling programs for children who want to be models. “There is so much to learn, and I am passionate about it,” she said. “I’d love to pass on my knowledge on to other kids.” Cameron McCullough

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

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Swimmer drowns at Mornington

Police said he was wearing the same pants with a black jacket, no hat, and had a black mohawk haircut and shaved sides of his head.

SNORKELERS found body of a man who drowned at Mills beach, Mornington, Saturday 11 January. The 36-year-old Cheltenham man was unable to be revived when pulled from the water about 11.30am. Police will prepare a report for the coroner but are not treating the death as suspicious. Drownings occur regularly in Mornington and Mt Eliza. In February last year a man drowned while snorkelling off Mt Eliza. Police were alerted to the missing man off Daveys Bay Road, 5pm, Sunday 10 February. On Sunday 8 April a snorkeler drowned off

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Ranelagh Beach, Mt Eliza. A witness said he heard the man shouting out but thought he was calling a friend on the beach. A rescue boat was launched from the Ranelagh Club and the man was brought to shore. He was unable to be revived.

Staff threatened A MAN who stole a bottle of spirits from a Mornington liquor store threatened staff who tried to intervene. He returned the next day but left empty handed when again confronted by staff.

The man, above, is described as being in his late teens to early 20s, Caucasian, stocky build, about 177cm wearing a baseball cap, camo pants and blue jacket, stole a bottle of Wild Turkey valued at $46 from a bottle shop in McLaren Place, 10.30pm, January 6. He returned at about midday the next day.

SHOTGUN blasts and Molotov cocktails shattered the overnight calm in Dromana, early Saturday 11 January. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said the occupants of a “white vehicle” fired two shotgun rounds at a house in Palmerston Crescent about 2.20am. They also threw Molotov cocktails onto the road out front. Pellets from the shotgun reportedly damaged two cars in the driveway. Three people were at home at the time: a 59-year-old female and two men, aged 51 and 32. No one was injured. Police “can’t rule out” that the parties knew each other, Detective Majstorovic said.

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A 2018 Mercedes Benz coupe was stolen in a brazen robbery from a property at Safety Beach, 9.30am, Thursday 9 January. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said offenders entered the Lakeside Court house through an open garage door and stole the keys while the 48-year-old female owner was inside. The car had not been recovered last week.

Shoes stolen A TEENAGER who produced a knife and ordered another teen to hand over his shoes is being sought by police. The 15-year-old victim and three friends were in Elizabeth Avenue, Rosebud, when the incident occurred, 5.45pm, Saturday 11 January. Despite the victim managing to get his shoes back police want to talk to the offender. All parties are known to each other.

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Safe after flip A WOMAN was able to walk away from her car after it flipped onto its side at the intersection of Nepean Highway and Forest Drive, Mt Martha, 5.20pm, Wednesday 15 January. Mornington police said the Essendon woman, aged 20-25, was turning her four-wheel-drive right into Nepean Highway in heavy rain when the incident occurred.

Catch of the week MORNINGTON Senior Constable Dave Burton and Constable Dylan Beaumont spotted a Mitsubishi Triton ute and trailer parked on the side of the road at Somerville, Wednesday 15 January. Doing a spot check they found the number plates on the car, and the trailer, had both been reported stolen days earlier. Selecting a vantage point they sat and waited until a man walked up and opened the car’s door. When approached the man claimed he had “nothing to do” with the vehicle and had opened the door because he was curious about why it was parked there. The police searched a small bag he was holding and found methamphetamine and the key to the ute, which they found had been stolen from Frankston South on Christmas Day. The 46-year-old, of Narre Warren, was wanted for a range of offences on the Mornington Peninsula and in the eastern suburbs and remanded in custody until a further hearing.

Post Office ram raid MORNINGTON Post Office was ram-raided last week but nothing was stolen. The offenders – probably after any money inside the ATM – damaged the Main Street shop front but fled empty handed, 5.30am, Friday 17 January.

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No shelter from vandals VANDALS are smashing glass bus shelters up and down Nepean Highway with regularity and seeming impunity. Commuter Lindy Clarke, who regularly drives up from Blairgowrie, said she has counted 10 smashed glass shelters from Tootgarook to Mt Martha along the 788 bus route from Portsea to Frankston since New Year’s Day. “All the glass was scattered over the ground – it was alarming and dangerous,” she said. “I can’t understand why the shelters are not made of steel mesh. At least then they couldn’t be damaged as easily.” Her complaint follows other instances on vandalism late last year. “I saw one shelter vandalised near Tanti Park, also at Blairgowrie, and four on Point Nepean Road from Tootgarook to Rosebud,” she said. “They were 500 metres apart. “In one case a steel bollard had been thrown through the bus shelter window. I even got glass splinters in my sandals. “In one damaged shelter an older lady with kids was trying to shelter from the wind.” The Department of Transport contracts out the management and maintenance of bus shelters across Melbourne, with the contractor responsible for cleaning and repairs. Ms Clarke said: “It must be costing taxpayers thousands of dollars each year and the contractors who repair them must be rubbing their hands with glee.” She said the vandals, who must be

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driving cars rather than walking, appeared to avoid shelters fitted with CCTV. Acting Sergeant Cam Fields, of Mornington police, said police were rarely notified of the vandalism. “It would require bus companies to submit crime reports and that doesn’t happen often,” he said. “They seem to regard the damage as the cost of doing business.” He said corrugated iron bus shelters, like the one in Strachans Road,

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Climate activists ready for arrest Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au TWO groups operating on the Mornington Peninsula are part of a global movement seeking government action to counter climate change. XR Westernport and XR Mornington are part of the British-based Extinction Rebellion movement that has a “core strategy” of “mass disruption of city centres through nonviolent civil disobedience”. Along with XR Frankston, the two peninsula-based branches are among 66 similar groups throughout Australia. Murray Lindsell Turner said people who joined XR Westernport at a meeting in Balnarring Hall on Tuesday 14 January were “willing to be arrested” at future demonstrations. He said the inaugural meeting included school teachers, former politicians, Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors and small business leaders “all seeking clarity and wanting change on climate policy”. Jack Clarke, of XR Mornington spoke about the science and effects of climate change. “Those attending the meeting represent a broad range of community members all keen to get a better understanding on the science and how Extinction Rebellion operates,” Mr Turner said. “The level of discontent about both political parties’ efforts towards climate change was apparent, and the

mood of people power with a considered, measured response to world climate change policy at a local level.” Mr Turner said the meeting discussed the need for an “immediate response to climate change and the extinction of flora and fauna” and “the real possibilities of world population and resources management in a stressed environmental-depleted system”. Extinction Rebellion (XR) describes itself as “a peaceful movement of civil disobedience that seeks urgent action to prevent the worst of climate change”. “We are about political change not personal change – though we welcome the latter. We act in full public view and we take responsibility for our actions,” the movement’s website states. “Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. “Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.” With its “Guide to Citizens' Assemblies”, Extinction Rebellion says it wants to mobilise 3.5 per cent of the population to create “a world that is fit for generations to come”. This includes “breaking down hierarchies of power” while seeing the use of “non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change”.

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Recognising the value of wetlands SWAMPS and low-lying areas were once seen as a blot on the landscape, fit only to be drained. But the ecological importance of wetlands is well documented and has been recognised for decades, so much so that there is an annual World Wetlands Day. The day has been held since 1977 and marks the date of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971. Activities based around the importance of wetlands are being held on Sunday 2 February at Boneo Park, on the Mornington Peninsula and the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands. The activities at Boneo (312 Boneo Road) have been organised by West-

ern Port Biosphere, Bunurong Land Council, Birdlife Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Trust for Nature and Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network. Each of the organisations will have marquees with information and activities happening from 7am to 2pm, including walks, talks and other activities. Bookings: worldwetlandsday.eventbrite.com.au The Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands group will hold activities and displays at the bird hide in Edithvale Road, Edithvale from 1pm to 4pm while Melbourne Water will run activities at its nearby education centre.

A “kangaroo walk” around Edithvale south, which is not usually open to the public, starts at 1.30pm. “From unwanted, smelly, plaguey, pestilent places, good only for draining, to valued, respected and useful places – swamps and wetlands have transitioned over the past 50 years,” Robin Clarey, the group’s vice-president said. “Their place on the environmental stage and their importance has now been truly recognised and understood.” Ms Clarey said World Wetlands Day helped raise awareness about the value of wetlands “for humanity and the planet”. Keith Platt

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> Private driveway > Deluxe stone kitchen > Covered alfresco terrace

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Shift your lifestyle into a relaxed gear near Westernport Bay with a choice of two fantastic sized blocks of land in the tranquil township of Bittern. Measuring at a generous 803sqm and 973sqm (approx) respectively, these flat sites offer space to craft the home of your dreams (STCA) in a quiet community within easy reach of the beach, Hastings, boating, reserves and some of the Peninsula´s finest wineries.

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Malcolm Parkinson / 0421 704 246 malcolmparkinson@stonerealestate.com.au Sue Monaghan / 0400 481 862 suemonaghan@stonerealestate.com.au

> Less than 10 mins to the beach > Walk to Graham Myers Reserve > 2 minute drive to Bittern shops

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Ultimate Waterfront Living

Leafy refined living

SaFety Beach 25 Clipper Quay

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Mount elIza 11 Stephens Road

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• 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sun drenched north facing living areas provide a truly enviable lifestyle

For sale $2,150,000 - $2,350,000

• Tranquil 903sqm (approx) of beautifully landscaped, verdant gardens

For sale $1,535,000

• 45 squares of living, a fully tiled inground pool and your own 12m freehold marina berth

Inspect OFI or by appointment

• Footsteps to Toorak College and minutes to the village and local beaches

Inspect OFI or by appointment

• Sliding stacker doors open onto the entertainment terrace overlooking the horizon swimming pool and the Martha Cove waterway

Stuart cox 0417 124 707 stuartc@jlbre.com.au

• Elegant residence offering 3BR plus study with formal & informal living zones

cameron McDonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

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Nestled on Napier

The Heart of Mornington

MornIngton 3/15 Napier Street

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• This solid, free-standing unit offers great privacy and and a particularly large back yard

For sale $530,000

• Single level 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom beachside home set on a compact low maintenance allotment of approx 370m2

• Ideal for owner-occupiers and investors alike with its convenient beachside location

Inspect OFI or by appointment

• Spacious floorplan provides 2BR, single bathroom and generous living space

cameron McDonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

• Ideally positioned to take full advantage of all of the attractions Main street has to offer and with no common property or owners corporation

• Reverse-cycle A/C, covered rear deck, garden shed and a single lockup garage

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Outstanding Opportunity mornington 2/949 Nepean Highway

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• Within easy walk of Mornington’s hospitals, professional suites, shopping centres, Main Street attractions and facilities • Comprises wide entry. Double glass doors lead to spacious lounge with sunny aspect overlooking front courtyard • Secure single garage plus courtyards front and rear set off this great property

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• High ceilings with elegant federation style ornamental cornice work and ceiling roses in the main areas

John Hanna 0408 374 334 john.hanna@jlbre.com.au

• Three generous living areas with large windows, new modern blinds, flooring and carpet in living areas

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moorooduc 987 Moorooduc Highway • Immediately memorable, this stunning home is constructed from local Hillview granite

• Eye-catching, fully self-contained barn boasts spacious living areas & upstairs bedroom

• Very generous floorplan offers 3 living areas, 5 bedrooms and 3 bath (2 ensuite)

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‘Stonehaven’ - 10 Acres (approx)

• Picture perfect residence offers 4BR, 2 luxury bathrooms & dual living areas

• 80sqm (approx) studio with bathroom is ideal for a home business or extra living space

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‘Brookfield’ - 11 Ac (approx)

• High quality 60m x 20-30m arena with an irrigated ‘Martin Collins’ surface

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• Stylish and contemporary designed kitchen with lovely white Caesar stone bench tops and beautiful polished porcelain splash backs

SOLD

tyabb 58 Graydens Road

Somerville 5 Gomms Road

cameron mcdonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

• Private rural setting surrounded by established gardens and an ornamental dam • Ideal for horse lovers featuring a barn with 3 stables and a sand arena

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LOVE THIS HOME

I HEART ROSEBUD LOCK this property in if you are seeking that much needed space for the family. Set on almost an acre, this single level home can be that generational base where childhood memories are made exploring the huge block, playing in the enormous backyard and splashing away summer days in the in-ground pool and spa. Coming up to 30 plus years of age, the home presents in good condition with a spacious floorplan that was ahead of its time. As you enter, the master bedroom is tucked around to the left and comes complete with a walk-in robe and ensuite; there is also a dual entry bathroom with spa, a second separate toilet and the laundry. The slate tiled walkway takes you past the large lounge room with open fireplace and air-conditioner and then you are into the main family zone which incorporates a vast dining area and a second living space that opens to one of two covered decks. The functional kitchen has a breakfast bar and a handy amount of cupboard space and down the hall are three more bedrooms, all with built-in robes. Externally, the property continues to impress with excellent storage for vehicles and garden equipment. Two sheds are alongside the pool area and under the roofline of the home is a double garage.n

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ADDRESS: 1 Lockhart Drive, ROSEBUD FOR SALE: $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 6 car AGENT: Mike O’Neill 0428 548 201, Granger Estate Agents, 683 Point Nepean Road, McCrae

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D is p l a y s u it e loc at e d a t 69 Hov e Roa d , Ro s e b u d Open Wednesday 5 - 5.30pm 5 - 5.30pm Thursday Saturday As Advertised or By Appointment

F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N P L E AS E C O N TAC T:

Robert Bowman: 0417 173 103 robert@bowmanandcompany.com.au

Darren Sadler: 0448 947 622 darren.sadler@granger.com.au

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‘a lifestyle village for the over 50’s’ 249 High Street, Hastings, 3915 www.peninsulaparklands.com.au

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Fantastic floor plan Huge kitchen & dining area Large lounge with air-conditioning European laundry

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Tinted front windows Cathedral ceiling to lounge room Air-conditioning & 3 ceiling fans Built-in robes to both bedrooms

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60% SOLD

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Friday 21st February at 12 Noon on site 205D Bayview Road, McCrae

28-40 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

Shop + Unique Freehold Opportunity

The Best and Last Industrial Land in Carrum Downs

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Owner occupier, Investor or Development opportunity Building area: 79sqm* Land area: 227sqm* Commercial 1 Zoning Two street frontages (Bayview Road & Cowley Street) Plans and permit approved for a 1st floor 2BR apartment with potential bay views In conjunction with Linda Wooley 0408 148 041

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Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562 Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 3931

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A very rare opportunity whether you are an owner occupier, developer or investor to buy land in Carrum Downs most recent, modern and LAST industrial subdivision Allotments range from 1000sqm* - 2940sqm* Each allotment is fully serviced, flat, well-proportioned and comes with a Town Planning to build at a site coverage that will never be seen again Get in quick, Stage 1 already sold, Stage 2 50% sold *approx.

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL ALLO’ ALLO’ THIS cute little French themed restaurant is situated opposite the beach along Point Nepean Road and would be a great lifestyle business for any new or experienced cafe operators looking for the peninsula sea change. A liquor licence is in place, from 10am to 11pm, and extends to the outdoor seating area. Attractive rent and lease terms are available and there is plenty of potential to increase business with evening trade. Current turnover is $300,000 per year.n Cafe, RYE FOR SALE: $120,000 WIWO AGENT: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353, Kevin Wright Commercial, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

PRIME RETAIL SITE

SPARKS WILL FLY

SET along the busy retail promenade of Point Nepean Road, adjacent to the foreshore, this centrally located premises has a total building area of 230 square metres comprising a ground floor retail shop front and first floor staff amenities with team room, kitchen and toilets. There is excellent window display exposure and the building is opposite a public car park with convenient rear access from Wannanue Place.n

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WELL established on the Mornington Peninsula, this electrical company is a rare opportunity for any electrician to start their own business. A social media presence has been established and their is comprehensive operating software for accounts, price lists and customer data base. The sale of the business also includes a fully-fitted motor vehicle and all associated plant and equipment.n

Electrical Business, PENINSULA BASED FOR SALE: $65,000 AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454, Kevin Wright Commercial, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Live, Love, Shop, Support Local...

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JAN/FEB Mt Martha Australia Day Swim Sat 26 Jan, 8am The swim is coordinated by Mt Martha Lifesaving Club, and is one of the safest swims with over 100 water safety personnel supporting swimmers over the day. There is an event to suit all abilities from the 200 metre swim to the 5km swim, with the main event of the day being the 1.2km swim. Venue: Mount Martha Lifesaving Club, Esplanade , Mount Martha. Event coordinator Andrew 0418 991 989 or mmadswim@mmlsc.com.au World Wetlands Day Sun 2 Feb. Come and celebrate at Boneo Park, 312 Boneo Road, Boneo. Tickets $5, under 13 free. Many events include birdlife walks, lake walks, nature walk, puppet shows, Bunurong workshop, swamp & scrub walk plus more. Book: https://worldwetlandsday.eventbrite.com.au Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies Choir Sun 2 Feb, 7pm. Do you enjoy singing with a warm and friendly group of women? No prior knowledge of the Welsh language is required and no need to audition. Just come along to High St Uniting Church Frankston. Contact Trudi on 0406 678 261 Macramé Workshop Mon 3 Feb, 10am 1pm Morning tea provided, $15. Phone Bentons Square Community Centre to register 5977 2468 Try Lawn Bowls Sun 9 Feb, 10am - noon. It’s fun and free to try. Mt Martha Bowls Club 45 Watson Rd, Mt Martha Angling Club Snapper Point Angling Club is looking for new members. For a short time all joining fees will be waivered so why not come along to one of our monthly meetings, fishing comps or just an excursion. Experience the friendly comradery between like-minded fishos and swap some of those legendary stories. Website spac.org.au or call Russ on 0418320314 Mainly Music Fun, interactive music sessions for young children and their parent/caregivers as they join together for a fun, thirty-minute music session. Followed by coffee and catch up while the children are given a snack, drink and followed by free play in a relaxed setting. $5 per week (per family) Tuesdays 10am -11.30am (school terms). For more info & registration forms contact Deacon Liz 0419 581 792 or deaconliz@mmmanglican.org.au Grandparents Playgroup Registrations are now open for our grandparents playgroup. A semi-structured program, in a purpose built space specifically for grandparent carers. Mondays 10am-12noon. Located in the Barn – behind the Anglican Church 3 Queen Street, Mornington. For more info & registration forms for this group contact Deacon Liz 0419 581 792 or deaconliz@mmmanglican.org.au Mornington Peninsula Petanque Club Come and enjoy the fun playing petanque on Wednesday and Sundays at Moorooduc Recreation Reserve Derril Road Moorooduc from 3pm - 5pm DST for further information contact: Jim 0458548491 or Jan Macinnis 0409132761 or email morningtonpetanque@gmail.com

Mornington Peninsula Veterans Cricket Missing active cricket & looking for some exercise? Join the growing trend of former and current cricketers, now over 60, who are re-establishing their cricketing skills? We play matches every Sunday and mid week so there are plenty of opportunities to have a game of cricket in a wonderful social atmosphere. For more info call Michael 0407 823619 or Ian 59751683 or email mbou2030@bigpond.net View Club Members of Mornington VIEW Club will meet at the Mornington Golf Club on the fourth Friday of each month at noon. We are a very active and friendly club that is now in its 26th year of raising money for The Smith Family supporting disadvantaged Australian school children. New members are always welcome. Call Judy on 0410 486 204 or Jenny on 0426 240 573. Mt Eliza Farmers Market 9am – 1pm. Held the fourth Sunday of the month. Mt Eliza Village, Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. $2 entry Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club Players Wanted. Under 10’s, 12’s, 14’. Both male + female. Men’s, Women’s and Masters 35+ + 45+ Come and join our family friendly, inclusive club. We can provide a team to suit all levels of experience and skills. Please contact Cheryle 03 9766 7478 or info@mphc.org.au Mornington Environment Monthly meeting held 1st Thursday of each month at Mornington Library Meeting Room at 7:00pm. Contact morningtonea@gmail.com Frankston & District Stamp Club Not sure what to do with your old stamp collection? Come along and meet our friendly club members, always available for help and advice. We meet at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday each month at Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford. Enquiries 5996 3745. Epilepsy Support Group Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867 F.O.D.M.A.P. Sensitives Support & Self-Help Assoc Meets last Thurs each month, 7pm-9pm Mt Eliza Community Centre, 90-100 Canadian Bay Road Mt Eliza . We share information and provide support for sufferers of chronic food-related gut dysfunction. Information: S.A.S.H.A. 0422 918 074 or 5973 6773 or 0407 095 760 Frankston Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Meets in the Bridget Clancy room at St John of God hospital, from 10 am on the 3rd Monday of each month to listen to speakers, share information and socialise. More info available from Karen 0412 979 902 or Glenys 0437 956 305. Mornington Dutch Australian Seniors Club Inviting you for a social get together, every Monday from 10.30am - 2pm. Join us in a Dutch card game, “Klaverjas” and a social game of Rummicub. Coffee and tea supplied. New members welcome. For more information ring Nel 59775680 or Elly 0432933292. Tyabb Hall - Frankston Flinders Rd, Tyabb. Free parking Mornington Mahjong Mornington Mahjong Group meets Tuesdays and Fridays at the Mornington RSL in Virginia Street Mornington. We will teach you if you are new to this fascinating game. Contact Lucy 5981 0801 or 0416 043 527

Writers and Poets Society Meetings Morn Pen/Frankston Writers & Poets Society Meet fortnightly at Benton’s Square community centre, 145 Benton’s road, Mornington at 11 am – we all have a story inside us to write. Warm, supportive, and inviting group welcome you. $5 includes refreshments and friendship. E: mpwritersfest@gmail.com www.mpwritersfest.org FB & twitter Volunteers Wanted Enveco Health is an innovative social enterprise aiming to assist those with mental ill-health live independently in the community and to recover in a supportive non-clinical environment. We’re currently seeking volunteers to get involved in this innovative project. If you would like to know more visit www.enveco.org.au and send us a message. Mornington Peninsula Community Dog Club Come and have fun with your dog while training it. We welcome dogs of any age. Every Saturday morning at Citation Oval, Mt Martha. Beginners class is at 10.15am. We help you to train your dog to listen to you and be obedient using positive reinforcement, through fun and games and everyday life experiences. For more info contact June 0407846991 or www.dogclub.org.au. Probus Club The Combined Mornington Probus Club has a new meeting venue which is now at The Mornington Golf Club, Tallis Drive, Mornington. The Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 9.30 for 10.00am. Visitors are most welcome. Call the Membership Officer on 5975 3901 for details. National Seniors Mornington Peninsula Branch welcomes members and visitors to meetings on the third Monday of each month, 2pm for 2:30pm start in Room 2, Bentons Square Community Centre, Bentons Road, Mornington. Guest speakers, afternoon tea, friendly people, 2019 social calendar available. Contact jillfalla@hotmail.com Card and Board Games Group New social group looking for members who are interested in an array of card and board games. We are looking at 500, Bridge, SOLO, Scrabble, Chess and more. Everyone is welcome! Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Gold coin donation. Equipment is provided however you are more than welcome to bring along a game. Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington Mornington Life Activities Club We meet bi-monthly on the 1st Tues of the even month at Mornington Information Centre. We are a friendly group and welcome new members. Many activities are on offer – table tennis, walking groups, golf, yoga, dinners, trivia nights, jazz nights and bbqs. Phone Miriam 0408 332 817 for further info. Alcoholics Anonymous - Mornington Peninsula Do you need help to stop drinking? You’re not alone, contact us now on our 24 hour helpline 1300 880 390 or find a local meeting at www.aatimes.org.au/meetings Grandparents Playgroup Registrations are now open for our grandparents playgroup. A semi-structured program, in a purpose built space specifically for grandparent carers. Mondays 10am-12noon. Located in the Barn – behind the Anglican Church 3 Queen Street, Mornington. For more info & registration forms for this group contact Deacon Liz 0419 581 792 or deaconliz@mmmanglican.org.au

JP locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Mornington: Mondays & Thursdays 11am to 2pm. or Google find a JP Victoria or Ph1300365567. Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540 Peninsula Transport Assist needs Volunteer Drivers Do you have time, like driving and want to contribute to your community? Induction costs are covered and drivers are reimbursed from pick-up to return locations. For details call the P.T.A. Office on 03 9708 8241 or email: peninsulatransportassist@gmail.com. P.T.A. also needs drivers for 12 and 24 seater buses. Mt Martha Valley Probus Club Held every second Thursday of the month, starting at 9.30am, at the Community Hall Dromana. Come along and meet us, we are a very active club and all are welcome. Details 5982 1892 Mt Eliza Mahjong Club The Evening Group of the Mount Eliza Mah Jong Club meets each Monday evening in the Mount Eliza Village Community House from 7 – 9pm. New members are always welcome, seasoned players or new to the game. Our friendly members are very happy to introduce them to this ancient game. Mt Eliza Neighbourhood House Walking Group for Men. Join Lester and other men for a moderate paced 4km walk around Mount Eliza. Starts 8.30am every Tuesday. For further information contact Lester on 0407 414 955. Over 55’s Mt Eliza Seniors Club Calling over 55’s who are interested in participating in various activities, including table tennis, dancing, tai chi, carpet bowls, snooker, computer classes, card afternoons and films. Enjoy a cuppa and good chat in our Mt Eliza clubrooms. Further info Lorraine on 5977 3838 or 0434 088 821 www.mteliza55plusclub.com Community Lunch. Join us for a “Pot Luck” lunch each Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm. Lunch is prepared and cooked in our own kitchen. Cost $5. Bookings essential before Wednesday 2pm. Mt Eliza Neighbourhood House 90 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza phone 9787 8160. Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group BERG Mt Martha is a bushland friends group for the Balcombe Estuary Reserves Mirang Ave Mt Martha. Regular working bees are held on Sun, Tues, Wed and Friday mornings as well as Waterwatch and Estuary watch to monitor water quality. For more information please contact: info@berg.org.au, 0447 160 288, www.berg.org.au Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group Bentons Square Community Centre 7:00pm second Wednesday each month Share the journey in a relaxed, caring environment. Partners, carers and friends are most welcome. Contact 0422 608 345 peninsulapcsg@hotmail.com Probus The Mt Eliza Village Ladies Probus Club, meet on the first Monday of each month at 10.00am at the Uniting Church, Canadian Bay Rd. Mt Eliza. We welcome visitors and new members. Details 9787 3640

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes at 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melway ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn.au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula Inc. 3rd Thursday of every month, 7.00pm – 9.30pm Zonta is a leading global service organisation of professionals, empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Join us at a dinner meeting and see what we do. Email: zontamornington@hotmail.com Community Choir Monday night 7 – 9 pm Our new choir is up and running but we need more members! Led by Jess Wynne, the choir will be singing old songs, new songs, and songs from around the world. For beginners and the more experience and you don’t have to read music to attend. $10.00 per session, first session free, just come along. For further info please contact the Mt Martha House 466 Esplanade, phone 5974 2297 Mornington Senior Citizens Club Come and enjoy our events at our very friendly club. Free one- on-one computer classes Mon – Fri. Ph 5973 5763 Monday - Indoor Bowls and Snooker Tuesday - Tai Chi, Bingo and Snooker Wednesday - Card Games and Scrabble Thursday - Tai Chi . Friday - Square Dancing 1 Flinders Dr, Mornington Ph 5975 3688 Mornington Police Senior Community Register Helping the elderly, frail and isolated community members to feel safe in their homes. For more information and or application forms to join the register phone 5973 6533. Mon - Fri 9.00am - Noon We are located at the Police Station in Main Street, Mornington Mount Eliza Men’s Shed. Our men’s shed opens each Wed afternoon from 1.30pm to 4pm, and each Thurs morning from 9.30am to 12pm. We are looking at opening on a Tuesday morning to accommodate new members. Do visit our web site: www.mountelizamensshed. org and enjoy the pitch in the Events section. Pop in at the Mount Eliza Club site to have a chat. Contentment The Baha’i Community of Mornington Peninsula is inviting interested members of the community to a discussion gathering on the topic of contentment in society. At 2:00 pm Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main St. Mornington. Entrance from the car park at the rear of the building.

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Dunkirk-type effort needed to evacuate a burning peninsula My condolences to those trapped by the inflow of traffic through Rosebud (“Traffic obstacle” Letters 15/1/20). Yes, a life will be lost, however there is a much, much, bigger picture here. Consider the numbers flowing onto the Mornington Peninsula past Rosebud. Have a look at the shape of the peninsula from Rosebud to Point Nepean. Check out the roads you would take if a fire broke out. From Portsea to Rye your choices are Nepean Highway or Melbourne Road. From Rye to Rosebud there is just Point Nepean and Boneo roads or Dundas Street. Should a fire break out anywhere on that thin strip it would sweep across the tea tree forest and tinderbox houses, isolating people to the west, and panic the people to the east. The worry about traffic inflow would seem insignificant as hundreds of thousands of tourists on the east tried to leave at the same time. The fire would overtake the gridlocked traffic, and thousands would die. For those isolated to the west the only safety would be the water (don’t take Melbourne Road). You would need to be 200 metres away from the fire to not get burned, but that puts you in over your head when the tide comes in. Perhaps the navy might drop by and pick you up? After all, they got a thousand out of Merimbula, but it took them four days. You might be the lucky ones out of the tens of thousands paddling beside you. Perhaps a passing jet ski could pick up one, but unlikely. We desperately need a Dunkirk-type plan to immediately be activated by boat clubs around Port Phillip. Plan now, not after it happens. John Dusting, Mornington

Leave leaders alone Is Marg D’Arcy arguing that politicians should not have kept holidays that they have booked (“State, federal reactions” Letters 15/1/20)? The prime minister [Scott Morrison] returned from holidays when things started to turn in to a looming national disaster (as did Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who was also on holidays at the time). If it was only prime ministers or state premiers making all decisions I would worry about one person being in control (I think they call them dictators). They all need effective organisations that all states have called “emergency management centres “ run by trained personnel who know what they are doing. Sometimes it can be a hindrance when one is trying to get something done and politicians keep turning up for a “photo opportunity” to get their face on the TV or in the newspapers. The prime minister and our premier are not active firefighters or emergency services volunteers, so keep them away in their offices and meeting rooms organising the relief issues that will be required once the initial publicity has died down and those who are living (or trying to) in those areas affected get the follow-up services that will be needed. Generally it is in the post emergency phase when everyone has gone home that the true

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enormity of the situation strikes at those affected and the mental health dangers start to surface. It is the workers and volunteers who work tirelessly in the background that matter, not the politicians. Barry Kirkpatrick, Mt Martha

Maligned Morrison I must confess to being fed-up by the absurd finger pointing at [Prime Minister] Scott Morrison by some letter writers. The man has only been prime minister for less than a year and a half. On the other hand, Labor has been in government in Victoria for 26 of the last 37 years. During much of that time it has scandalously neglected, in connivance with the Greens, to conduct proper bushfire hazard reduction burns during the cooler months. This summer, the enormous build up of forest floor fuel over a very long period of time, in conjunction with the present drought, has resulted in the explosive situation we are now experiencing across the state. Please, let’s have no more virtue-signalling nonsense about climate change causing these fires and, if you’re going to point the finger of blame at anyone, try Labor’s [Premier] Daniel Andrews and Samantha Ratnam of the Greens. Michael Long, Frankston

Lightning, not arsonists I recently had an email exchange with Flinders MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt. He pointed to arson as one of the causes of the current bushfires. He noted that there had been 180 arrests for arson. The reality is the figure of 180 relates to arrests to September last year, before the beginning of this bushfire season; 109 of them relate to what Queensland police describe as police enforcement actions for things like using banned devices on a total fire ban day. Victoria Police has clearly stated that there is no evidence that any of the bushfires we are currently experiencing were started under suspicious circumstances. Instead, the experts suggest lightning started them. Mr Hunt is the man responsible for developing the mental health response for those effected by bushfires, yet he appears happy to spread misinformation about people causing the bushfires that have led to such devastation and trauma. Marg D’Arcy, Rye

What people have wanted for many years now is action on climate change and the calling out of some of our allies and trading partners on that issue. Australia could set a good example to the rest of the world by becoming a zero carbon emitting nation and showing the way for others to follow. But no, that’s not the LNP government’s way, they would rather keep on selling coal and gas to the world and so make the next bushfire season or drought and flood ever more destructive. As it turns out, destructive for Australians first. They don’t care if they have to shut down government because of unbreathable air in Canberra, as long as the carbon lobby keeps on donating to their next election budget. The governments are throwing huge amounts of dollars at the aftermath of these conflagrations, but it will never be enough to make up for 10 years of missed chances to do something meaningful about climate change. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Corruption to IBAC A group of Sorrento property owners has submitted a petition to Mornington Peninsula Sire Council calling for a review of past project approvals given the revelations arising from the probe [by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission - IBAC] into Casey Council (“Decades of decisions being checked” The News 15/1/20). The signatories to the petition believe it is necessary to establish that councillors and council officers (or any associates) were not the recipients of any financial or non-financial benefits that could be interpreted as influencing their decision-making. The outcome of the review should be made public and any hint of corruption should be referred to IBAC. Geoff Allen, Mt Eliza

Flawed system Before coming onto Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at the last election, l had been for years concerned with the process of government planning decisions including from planning ministers and [the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal] VCAT. I continue to be concerned, but thanks to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission investigation, The Age newspaper and The News there is now an opportunity to expose the flaws and improve the planning system that has gone on unquestioned and unchecked and too often benefited the few instead of the public interest. David Gill, councillor Red Hill Ward, Mornington Peninsula Shire

First climate refugees

Labor’s neglect

I never would have anticipated that the Mornington Peninsula would be the first place in Australia to receive a load of climate change refugees (“Peninsula welcome for fire evacuees” The News 15/1/20). These climate change refugees were not from a Pacific island, they were all dinky die Australians coming from Mallacoota in eastern Victoria. How good is ScoMo [Prime Minister Scott Morrison] running around the devastated areas and forcing people to shake his hands? He and his government are not getting it.

Having received the latest colourful six-page brochure from my local Nepean MP Chris Brayne, I must say it made for some entertaining and quite amusing reading. He’s “excited to announce funding for long awaited redevelopments” at three local schools. One of the projects had “stalled despite local representatives being made aware of the project back in 2015. This project had been fought for by the school community … for many years.” He further states that “local funding allowed all schools to update facilities that for too long

have been neglected”. And that “finally, our schools are getting the investment they deserve”. I’m not sure if Mr Brayne sees the irony in his own words. Considering Labor has been in power in Victoria for 17 out of the past 21 years, he is in effect pointing the finger for the ongoing neglect squarely where it belongs, with his own party. One hopes that a state government, which should be looking after the needs of all Victorians, allocates funding on criteria that involves more than just which side of politics has managed to win a particular seat. Christine Fry, Blairgowrie

Downhill racing I write in support of Mornington MP David Morris and his warning of the danger to Balcombe Grammar students using the pedestrian crossing in Nepean Highway, Mount Martha (“Cars ‘jump’ red lights at school” The News 16/12/19). I drive and collect my grandchildren each Thursday and park opposite the school. In that short time while sitting in my car waiting for the children, I observe traffic coming down hill at speed. I cannot understand why two 80kph speed signs are installed on this down hill section and not restricted speed signs. Worse is the driver who I see run the red light endangering everyone at this crossing. The lives of many children are in the hands of the crossing attendant. I have written to the Road Traffic Authority with no response. Mornington Peninsula Shire informed it has forwarded my inquiry on. To where? Surely duty of care is required by all at this crossing? The responsible authority must act now and install appropriate speed zones at the approaches to the Balcombe Grammar School crossing. Allan Lowe, Sorrento

Controlling jet skis I too live not too far from the bay in Mt Martha, but not subject to the noise of jet skis (“Ban bay jet skis” Letters 15/1/20). The dangers of these craft, however, are all too apparent. Even so, it’s not the jet skis themselves, but the way in which they are manoeuvred by the riders, many of who seem to delight in taking risks too near to others in the water, be it swimmers or other boats, in spite of regulations. In addition to these regulations, I suggest two legal requirements: 1) that all jet skis have a registration number of a very large size, bold, and easily seen from a distance, painted on both sides of the ski, positioned to be unimpeded by any part of the rider’s body; 2) that all those who intend to ride a jet ski on the bay sign in online with the local municipality or with coast guards, or whatever is the best way of keeping a track on jet ski users, and then they have to sign out at the end of their time on the water. Consideration for others’ safety and taking the long view to envisage the consequences of dangerous actions, are characteristics which are not always completely internalised by some young people, therefore restraints need to be imposed externally. Ruth Hilton, Mt Martha


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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

The Frankston Show - A great success Compiled by Cameron McCullough YESTERDAY witnessed the revival of the Frankston Show, and the public showed its appreciation by turning out in its hundreds. The “gate” proved a record, the takings at the turnstiles amounting to £60/10/-. This exceeds the results attained in previous years. In addition, a very large number of members’ tickets were sold, so that it is difficult to arrive at a correct estimate of the attendance. Competent judges incline to the belief that the number of people on the ground yesterday was far its excess of that of former shows. The weather, contrary to the promise of early forenoon, was not oppressively hot, and the beautifully shaded park proved an ideal spot for the numerous parties picnicking under the pine trees. On all sides comments were heard expressive of delight at the charming features of Frankston’s noted playground, and visitors from lessfavoured localities congratulated the town on possessing such a magnificent asset. Yesterday’s show was the eighteenth exhibition held under the auspices of the Frankston Horticultural and Agricultural Association. The last show was held in the year 1913. Activities were suspended during the war period, and it is gratifying to find that the decision of the association to again renew its operations has met with such splendid success. The Hon. A. Downward, M.L.A., in formally opening the show, referred to’ the high reputation held by theassociation in years past, and while

admitting that the suspension of the show had proved a big setback, expressed the belief that the association would easily overcome every disability, and work up to be one of the most important fixtures of its kind in the State. This view found endorsement during the day from many of the visitors from centres like Dandenong, Cranbourre, Moorabbin, and other towns, where exhibitions of a similar .nature are held and, of course, the actual result attained establishes the fact beyond doubt that the Frankston association, under wise and progressive management, has the hall of success at its feet. There are many improvements that could be suggested, and the committee, no doubt, have noted deficiencies and will take steps to effect improvements before next year. *** THE formal opening of the new brick church building, erected by the Methodist people at Langwarrin, will take place on Thursday, 23rd inst., at 3pm. An address will be given by the Rev. A. E. Albiston, M.A., president of the Conference. At 5.30pm there will be a tea meeting in the State school adjoining the new building – admission 1s 6d. This will be followed by a grand concert in the Church at 8pm, for which at attractive programme is in the course of preparation. Then on Sunday January 25th, the Rev. J. Thomas, B.A., of Canterbury, will conduct the first services, the time being 3 and 7.30pm. *** ON Friday 23rd January, Messrs

Brody and Mason will hold a clearing sale at Seaford, on account of Mr. M. Roache, who is leaving the district. *** THERE was good competition at the property sale conducted by Messrs Brody and Mason at their Frankston mart on Saturday. All the lots in the Denby Estate were disposed of and after competition a seven-roomed house, situated on “The Heights”, was knocked down to Mr. John E. Jones, the shire secretary. The property offered by the trustees in the estate of the late Mr. W. Taylor, near the Mile Bridge Melbourne Road, was passed in, but it is understood, was later disposed of privately at the reserve figure. It is a good sign to find Frankston’s own sons coming back to the old place to enter into commerical activities. Mr. L. Rogers, the eldest son of Mr G. Rogers, after a large business experience in Melbourne and other centres (interrupted only when he enlisted and served with the A.I.F. during the late war), has arranged to enter into partnership with his father in the old established ironmongery business in Playne Street. Bringing with him, as he does, the enthusiasm of youth, and a thoroughly practical knowledge of hardware, crockery and kindred branches of the trade, he should speedily succeed in making the new firm a household word, not only in Frankston but throughout the peninsula. *** MR. J. Gliddon, stationmaster at Seaford, has retired, from the Victorian Railways, after thirty-five years’

service. Mr. Gliddon was Seaford’s first permanent stationmaster, and by his retirement this district loses a courteous gentleman and a very able officer. During his five and a half years, at Seaford Mr. Gliddon carried out his duties with great tact and ability, which earned for him the esteem of all. Both Mr. and Mrs. Gliddon took a very keen interest in the welfare of the school children, who will miss their thoughtful kindness very much. *** MAJOR Conder, who has again taken charge at the Langwarrin Military Camp, was present at the Franktston Show yesterday and took an active part in several of the competitions. *** MR. R. T Picking, who, while resident in Frankston, took a leading part in the advancement of the town, spent the past month in his seaside residence at Frankston. In the course of conversation with a local townsman, Mr. Picking, who travels throughout the State of Victoria, said Frankston is undoubtedly the best place for residence in the State. *** MR. Victor Fitzpatrick, late postmaster, at Frankston, was present at the Frankston New Year’s Day sports, and received a warm welcome from his many Frankston friends. *** MR. E. H. Richmond, who was associated with his father, Mr. H. J. Richmond, in the management of the Frankston “Standard” some fifteen years ago, has been spending the holi-

days in Frankston, as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Jolly, “Warren Hill”. Mr. Richmond is greatly impressed with the progress that Frankston has made in recent years, and considers that there is every probability of land values reaching a much higher level, and population greatly increasing, with the completion of the railway electrification scheme. He expresses astonishment that the citizens have not insisted upon an improvement being effected in the condition of Kananook Creek, which is an eyesore to the town, and must be a menace to health. Another drawback is the absence of a bowling-green, and when the water service is installed at Frankston a move should be made in the direction of establishing a bowling club, which will undoubtedly prove a great source of attraction for visitors, as well as providing healthy relaxation, for local residents during the summer months. Mr. Richmond has forsaken tennis for bowls, and he was one of the founders of the Devonport (Tasmania) Bowling Club, of which he gained the championship on four occasions, and filled the position of runner-up for two years. He has also interested himself in Masonic affairs during his residence in Tasmania, and is a Past Master of the Mersey Lodge. His father still evinces a keen interest in bowls. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 January 1920

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Peninsula Film Festival 2020 THE Festival kicks off on Friday 31st of January with the extraordinary film JIRGA screening at Rosebud Cinemas. Made in Afghanistan under intensely challenging and dangerous conditions, this film embodies the spirit of indie filmmaking. When Ben Gilmour and lead actor Sam Smith flew to Pakistan to meet their investors and producers to undertake this ambitious film their worst nightmare came true. The local producers who had commissioned the film announced that they no longer had the means or the permits to shoot in the hostile northern Pakistan region. With no money or crew the Aussie duo were faced with two choices, cut their losses and return home or forge ahead , find a new location (the slightly less dangerous area of Afghanistan) and shoot the film themselves with no budget and the camera that Ben had brought to shoot behind the scenes footage. The duo opted for the latter, and the result is the breathtaking and award-winning film JIRGA. JIRGA went on to become one of the most talked about and enigmatic films of recent times and was Australia`s entry into the Academy Awards in the best foreign film section as well as a host of other local and International awards.

Ben Gilmour will be joining Steve Bastoni and festival judge Lachy Hulme for a Q&A after the screening at the Rosebud Cinema on Friday 31st Jan. The event will be attended by the judging panel and other celebrities including Kat Stewart, Madeleine West, Stephen Curry, Michala Banas. Limited $25 tickets are available through Rosebud Cinema website and include the Film, Q&A, Mantons Creek Estate wine and Mornington Peninsula Brewery beer. “It will be unique cinematic experience and must for anyone wanting to know more about low budget guerrilla filmmaking” said Festival director Steve Bastoni. The launch on Jan 31 is followed by the FREE, outdoor film festival held on Saturday February 1 at the Village Green in Rosebud. Starting at 4pm, bring a rug and some mates and enjoy a selection of great short films under the stars. Food trucks onsite and beer and wine for sale. A filmmaking workshop held on Sunday Feb 2 finished the Festival weekend and tickets are $10pp via Rosebud cinema website. For more information visit: www.peninsulafilmfestival.com.au

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Council Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

11 February 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

17 February 2020 (Monday)

Planning Services Committee Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

*25 February 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, 2900 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie

*10 March 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Balnarring Community Hall, 3041 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring

16 March 2020 (Monday)

Planning Services Committee Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

23 March 2020 (Monday)

Council Meeting (Budget only)

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

*24 March 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington

30 March and 6 April 2020

No scheduled meeting (First and second week of school holidays)

14 April 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

20 April 2020 (Monday)

Planning Services Committee Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

*28 April 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Somerville Mechanics Institute Hall, 66 Station Street, Somerville

12 May 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

18 May 2020 (Monday)

Planning Services Committee Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

*26 May 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Hastings Community Hall, 3 High Street, Hastings

9 June 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

15 June 2020 (Monday)

Planning Services Committee Meeting

7.00pm

Council’s Rosebud OfďŹ ce, Besgrove Street, Rosebud

23 June 2020 (Tuesday)

Council Meeting

7.00pm

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Spot of bother: Peninsula Old Boys fell just short of Langwarrin’s total in their Provincial match. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Hat trick doesn’t help Pines, Dromana get within a whisker, Baden Powell beat Flinders By Brodie Cowburn

PENINSULA

A HAT trick from Pines bowler Jackson Mockett was not enough to get his side over the line against Somerville on Saturday. Pines had a lot of work to do at Eric Bell Reserve, having only made 94 runs the week prior on day one of their clash. Mockett’s haul of 6/41 was impressive, but Somerville still managed to grab the win. They finished all out for 169 runs. Pines’ second innings finished at 7/90. At Ballam Park East, Red Hill did enough to grab a win over Long Island. Chasing 112 to win, Red Hill started things off well. They ended up surpassing their target with seven wickets in hand. Simon Dart was Red Hill’s best with the bat, reaching his half century. His side finished the day at 8/134. Moorooduc’s impressive day one total of 252 was enough for them to secure victory against Main Ridge. Tom Shayler was a big contributor for Moorooduc on day two, taking 5/54. His bowling efforts helped restrict Main Ridge to 170 off 50 overs.

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Heatherhill also managed to defend their day one total in their clash against Pearcedale. Chasing 251 to win, Pearcedale didn’t get close. They ended up all out for a paltry total of 90. They were made to follow on but avoided an outright loss, ending the day at 7/68.

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DROMANA fell just 12 runs short of victory in a thrilling run chase against Hastings on Saturday. Needing 141 to win on day two, Dromana were helped by a massive effort from number five batsman Dewayne Bowden, who put 77 runs on the board. Bowden was still out in the middle when Dromana were at 8/130. Once his wicket fell, his side’s last wicket fell shortly afterwards. They ended up all out for 130. Shavidu Amarasinghe was the best of the bowlers on day two, taking 4/37 for Hastings. Mt Martha performed well against Delacombe Park on Saturday, chasing down their target of 170 runs needed to win. Openers Simon Street and Kade Bendle got their side off to a good

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start, putting together a 74 run opening stand. Their efforts helped Mt Martha chase down their target with six wickets in hand. Seaford Tigers had a tough day ahead of them at Roy Dore Reserve, having to chase down 229 to defeat Carrum. Tigers’ openers Jake Harrington and Brayden Roscoe were brilliant, putting together a 141 run opening stand. Roscoe top scored for his side with 78, including 7 fours and 2 sixes. The Tigers eventually got over the line for a hard fought victory.

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CARRUM Downs fought valiantly, but weren’t able to chase down Seaford’s mammoth total of 302 at Kananook Reserve. James Quarmby was Carrum Downs’ best batsman on the day. He scored 87 to give his side a shot of grabbing the win, but unfortunately for him it wasn’t quite enough. Carrum Downs got to a respectable total of 231 before being bowled out. Skye had a tough afternoon at home against Tyabb, falling to an outright loss. After having already fallen to a first

innings defeat on day one, Skye needed to perform a lot better on day two to prevent another defeat on the second day of play. They managed to score 124 off 40 overs. During their second innings Tyabb proved up to the task, reaching 0/84 off just over 15 overs without loss of a wicket, guaranteeing them an outright win. At Truemans Road Reserve, Rye’s first innings total of 54 doomed them to an outright loss in their two day clash against Tootgarook. Tootgarook declared at 7/129 in their first innings. Rye’s second innings was also disappointing, and they were dismissed for just 61. Boneo took on Frankston YCW at home on Saturday. They defended their total of 166 by bowling the Stonecats out for 102.

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BADEN Powell managed to get the better of Flinders in a high scoring clash at BA Cairns Reserve. Defending a day one total of 249, Baden Powell were in with a good shot at victory. Flinders got off to a good start though, going 54 runs without losing their first wicket.

Flinders’ middle order struggled, and at 5/102 their run chase looked doomed. An excellent half century from Shane Beggs late in the game helped get their run chase back on track, but it wasn’t quite enough to get his side over the line. Flinders ended up all out for 236, 14 runs short of a win. At Lloyd Park, Peninsula Old Boys fell just short of victory against Langwarrin. Chasing 187 for victory on day two, Peninsula OB’s run chase started poorly. They looked in bad shape at 4/38. Old Boys’ middle order performed well and put them back into contention, but they didn’t quite do enough to grab the win. Peninsula OB ended up all out 25 runs short of victory, Langwarrin bowler Malcolm Coutts played a big part, taking 4/13 off 15 overs. At Emil Madsen Reserve, Mt Eliza chased down Baxter’s total of 98 with two wickets in hand. A century from Robert Wilson has the highlight of the day in Mornington and Sorrento’s clash. The Sorrento batsman scored 129 to help his side chase down their target of 160.


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By Craig MacKenzie VETERAN Somerville Eagles striker Mark Pagliarulo and goalkeeper Robbie Acs have clubs clamouring for their services. “Pags” met with Somerville president Luke Mulder, vice president Craig Bozelle and director of football Zach Peddersen on Sunday having previously spoken with new senior coach Billy Rae. It’s understood that the club is keen for him to take on a role as a playing assistant coach. His strike partner David Greening is on an overseas holiday but it’s believed that he too has attracted the attention of other clubs. “Pags” will be a busy man as he was due to meet with State 5 outfit Rosebud yesterday (Monday) and has had contact with Skye United head coach Phil McGuinness, Peninsula Strikers assistant Scott Morrison, Frankston Pines coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor, Endeavour United coach Billy Armour and White Star Dandenong coach Alex Halikias. “I’ll speak with them all properly and decide after the Wallace Cup,” he said. Meanwhile experienced No 1 Acs had his second hitout with Peninsula Strikers in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Endeavour United at Centenary Park following the previous week’s intraclub match. The former Langwarrin custodian still hasn’t made up his mind as to his immediate playing future and Seaford United continues to pursue his signature. Acs was rarely tested against Endeavour but was called into action midway through the first half when forced to react quickly to get a hand to the ball and deny the visitors from a one-on-one situation. Strikers goals came from Jai Power (2), Julian Malander and Naseer Mohammed. The opening goal came via a superb ball over the top which Malander slotted past the keeper. Power scored the next two goals his second following an excellent combination with Tuach Ter and Ter had another assist for the fourth goal when he set up Mohammed for a first-time strike from close range. Strikers may have to add John Prescott, Oscar Marsden and Danny Brooks to the list of player exits with State 2 rival Berwick City extremely confident of signing the trio. And in NPL2 news Langwarrin

Wanted men: Somerville striker Mark Pagliarulo (left) has a host of suitors while former Langwarrin goalkeeper Robbie Acs is being chased by Peninsula Strikers and Seaford. Picture: John Punshon

has confirmed that English striker Prescott won’t be joining the club. “It’s a pity because I was looking forward to working with him,” head coach Scott Miller said. “We still have three or four places in our playing budget to fill and although I’d ideally like a squad of 20 it’s difficult to get in the type of player that you’d want. “But we have a number of names on our list and I’ll be meeting with some of them in the next couple of weeks.” Skye United continued to prepare for the State 2 season with a 1-1 draw with East Brighton on pitch 2 at Monterey Reserve on Saturday. Mark O’Connor came off the bench and his perfectly struck chip levelled the scores in the first half. East Brighton was unbeaten in State 4 East last season and strolled to the title with a 10-point margin. “They were very impressive and I know it’s early days but I would back them for another promotion,” Skye boss Phil McGuinness said. “I was very pleased for our first pre-season game. “I know we made a few silly er-

rors at times in losing the ball so easily and a couple of bad decisions going forward but overall it was a hard workout and everybody put in a tough shift. “It was also our first opportunity to try out a few new players who didn’t disappoint.” Newcomers included Endeavour United full back Michael Rovinson, former Peninsula Strikers midfielder Joe Buccello, 16-year-old Logan Magri from Casey Comets and Naveed Hashimi who played in the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association competition last year. McGuinness was particularly delighted to have John Andrinopoulos back in action after the big defender suffered a partial ACL tear and also had a hernia operation last season. “That was the highlight of the day for me,” McGuinness said. “Johnny has been out of action since last May but still attended most training sessions and all the games. “I know it killed him not being able to play last season but he stuck to his recovery 100 per cent and it showed on Saturday with a man-of-the-match performance.”

Skye was without Jack Gallagher, Mo Elhassan and Gerard Lawler while Pines striker Travis Ernsdoerfer was unavailable and is yet to sign. Striker Mikey Turner is uncertain about his playing future. Baxter is keen to talk to the exLangy player who also is considering a return to Lawton Park to play in the over-35s in the Bayside League. There’s also doubt about Maxim Avram’s future and McGuinness planned to talk to him as we went to press. McGuinness initially planned to add three players to the senior squad but it increasingly looks like he may add more. Skye’s next outing is the Steve Wallace Cup on 1 February at Centenary Park. “I love this competition and I really look forward to it every year,” McGuinness added. “I know it’s a lot of work but I would love to see this cup get even bigger over the next few years and maybe even become a two-day competition.” In State 3 news Frankston Pines senior coach Kevin “Squizzy” Tay-

lor and vice-president Victor Kumar flew to Fiji last weekend to finalise arrangements for bringing players to the local outfit for the upcoming season. Taylor is confident that all the paperwork will be processed shortly and he expects the players to fly to Melbourne next month. Contracts will have to be signed to satisfy the Fijian FA prior to their international release to curtail Pines from financial gain should the players switch to higher-ranked clubs here. Pines seniors and reserves took on Bunyip last Saturday on the main pitch at Monterey Reserve with the reserves drawing 2-2 and the seniors winning 4-1. Lachlan McMinimee (2), Hamraz Zanoozi and a triallist from Doveton scored in the senior match. Zanoozi played with Langwarrin’s under-20s last season. Other new faces in the Pines side were Callum Richardson, 27, from Somerville Eagles and a former Seaford United player and Stephan Ngoneh from Dingley Stars. Richardson played quite a few games at full back for Somerville but Taylor plans to use him further afield. “He will bring dynamism and versatility in the attacking third,” Taylor said. “He can play anywhere across the front four, has a fantastic workrate and is a real handful for defences with his dribbling ability, movement and unpredictability.” Here are some pre-season schedules (kick-off times are subject to change so check club facebook pages for any updates): Langwarrin’s pre-season schedule: v Eastern Lions, Gardiners Creek Reserve, Saturday 8 February 12pm, 2pm, 4pm; Preston Lions, B. T. Connor Reserve, Saturday 15 February, 12.30pm, 3pm; Doveton, Waratah Reserve, Saturday 22 February 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Box Hill, Wembley Park, Saturday 29 February kick-off times TBC; v Nunawading, Lawton Park, Saturday 7 March kick-off times TBC. Seaford United’s pre-season schedule: v Boronia at North Seaford Reserve, Saturday 8 February 1pm and 3pm; Aspendale Stingrays at North Seaford Reserve, Saturday 15 February 1pm and 3pm; Middle Park at North Seaford Reserve, Saturday 8 February 1pm and 3pm; and FFA Cup on Saturday 29 February.

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Diamond shines in the wet HORSE RACING Winners are grinners: Men’s Gift winner Matt Burleigh with Bendigo Bank’s Wendy, Allison and Julie. Picture: Barry Irving

The Rye Gift keeps giving and the Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor and councillors. The blue ribbon events the 120m Men’s gift and the120m Women’s gift both now have equal prize monies with each event sharing $6,000 between the placegetters in each event. RESULTS: Bendigo Bank Men’s 120m Gift: 1st. Matt Burleigh off 10m in 12.274 2nd. Jason Bailey off 7.25m in 12.437 3rd. Aidan Green off 6.75m in 12.485

By Barry Irving SATURDAY 11 January saw the running of the 46th Rye Gift. Cooler weather and a great program meant that the ground filled up with spectators and competitors alike. In what is now accepted as a great family day adults and children were well catered for. The six participating clubs that make up the Rye Sports and Social Club manned the gates, the food tents and canteen, beverage tent and catering as well as the bar. This unique group all share in the profits that this day yields. With cooler weather was welcomed by the competitors and with a strong south-westerly breeze at their backs gave assistance to the sprinters, the distance runners flew down the back straight but felt the full force of the head wind when they turned into the home stretch. The sponsors and guests luncheon catered by the Rye Cricket club members was once again enjoyed by all and well attended with representatives from major sponsor Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Women’s 120m Gift: 1st. Bree Masters off 0.25m in 13.831 2nd. Tara Domaschenz off 4.50m in 13.939 3rd. Liana Grandine off 3.5m in 14.126 The footballers relay was won by the Red Hill FC with Rosebud FC second and Rye FC third. The junior football relay was won by Dromana Jnr FC. With Rye Jnr Fc second and Red Hill Jnr FC taking third place and Rosebud in fourth.

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Visit Mornington BMW today. Mornington BMW 181 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. Ph (03) 5970 5970. morningtonbmw.com.au LMCT 7674 *Offer available at Mornington BMW, while stocks last, and applies to selected 2019 and older Demonstrator BMW vehicles purchased and retail reported between 01.01.2020 and 29.02.2020 and financed by BMW Australia Finance Limited (ABN 78 007 101 715, Australian Credit Licence 392387) (“BMW Financial Services�). The deposit contribution of $5,000 applies to selected BMW 5, 6, 7, 8 Series, i8, X5, X6 and X7 models. Deposit contribution of $3,000 applies to selected BMW 1, 2, 3, 4 Series, Z4, i3, X1, X2, X3 and X4 models. Excludes all 2020 Demonstrator BMW vehicles. Lease products are not eligible to receive this deposit contribution. Only one contribution applies per finance contract. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Excludes fleet, government and rental buyers. Minimum 24 month term. Minimum amount financed $30,000. Conditions, lending criteria, fees and charges apply. BMW Financial Services reserves the right to change or withdraw the offer without notice.

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