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Vermin outfoxed by Briars fence THE vermin-proof fence at The Briars Park in Mt Martha is working a treat with no foxes found within the 90-hectare wetland and wildlife sanctuary, says ranger Steve Yorke. The fence won a Mornington Peninsula Heritage award in May in the category of “Sustainability/ greening of a heritage place”. The five-kilometre fence, built by Mt Martha Rotary members and Briars rangers and volunteers, cost $25,000, paid for by the Ross Trust. Wildlife in the sanctuary includes three emus, almost fully grown after arriving from Werribee Open Range Zoo last winter. They replaced chicks that were killed by foxes. Mr Yorke said the emus eat bracken tips, grass and seeds, and are an important way of spreading indigenous vegetation. The Briars in conjunction with Healesville Sanctuary is planning to reintroduce other native animals including bettongs, potoroos, southern brown bandicoots and pademelons (a small wallaby), all creatures that once lived in the area. The Briars, owned and operated by Mornington Peninsula Shire, is on the Nepean Highway at Mt Martha (Melway 145 D11) and opens seven days a week 9am-4.30pm. Details: 5974 3686. Fox-free zone: Briars Park ranger Steve Yorke beside the vermin-proof fence that appears to have successfully kept out foxes. Picture: Yanni Inset: The Briars Park emus.

Mum rides Palmer wave By Chris Brennan THE arrival of larger-than-life mining billionaire Professor Clive Palmer to the federal election stage brought much mirth from “serious” political pundits. His drive for the Lodge was labelled the most audacious since Joh BjelkePetersen’s ill-fated push for in 1987. But the Mineralogy executive chairman and officially declared National

Living Treasure has made a habit of gaining far greater traction with the general public than allegedly better credentialed experts. And as Kevin Rudd’s defiant return to the top demonstrated only too clearly, those with the temerity to ignore the better judgement of the faceless men and political commentariat may actually get to enjoy the last laugh and hurl some humble pie.

Despite being a lifetime member of the Queensland National Party with decades of service on the conservative side of politics, including ironically enough a stint as a media adviser to Sir Joh, Palmer announced earlier this year his intention to go his own flamboyant way and stand at the 2013 federal election. He formed the Palmer United Party as the vehicle for his assault on Can-

berra and vowed to stand candidates in all 150 seats of the House of Representative. For Frankston and Mornington voters, single working mother Kate Ryder has emerged as the local face of the colourful businessman’s fledgling political machine. She is the Palmer United Party’s candidate for the federal seat of Dunkley, where she’ll battle Liberal incumbent

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Shire’s budget ‘aims to mislead’ By Mike Hast A RATEPAYER group has accused Mornington Peninsula Shire of “deliberately” adopting a budget strategy for 2013-14 “designed to mislead the public”. The shire proposes a 5.9 per cent lift in the general rate in the dollar. This does not include the 12.5 per cent hike to a major compulsory charge, the municipal charge. This gives “the appearance of the rate rise being less than 6 per cent”, the Mornington Peninsula Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association says. Calculations show that increasing the municipal charge by $20 to $180 will bring the rates rise to 7.7 per cent. In a letter to the shire, the group describes the shire move as “a cunning marketing ploy” intended to mask the real increase in rates. Rates notices refer to “rates and charges”, not simply the “rate in the dollar”. “By stating the rise in this manner, the council knows full well that the

media and community perceive the increase in rates is 5.9 per cent,” the association said. “We assert that council increased the municipal charge by $20 so it would give the appearance of the rate rise being less than 6 per cent. “The impact of this ploy is that council is disadvantaging those in the community who are less able to pay. “The council is more concerned about its image than its impact on the low socio-economic group in our community.” The letter contains a table showing how the municipal charge has rocketed by a whopping 463 per cent since 2000-01, from $32 to the $180 now proposed. It has effectively become a de facto additional rate impost. The charge is one of the state’s highest. It compares with wealthy Bayside’s $131, zero in Boroondara, $61.67 in Brimbank and Ararat Rural City’s $80. Some councils strive to keep the charge around $30-40.

Closer to home, the City of Casey did not impose a municipal charge in the current year. Kingston is proposing a $100 charge in 2013-14 and Frankston charged $126.30 in the current year. The ratepayer group’s letter draws attention to a shire statement that “council’s past practices and decisions regarding rating are underpinned by equitable distribution of the rate burden across the community according to assessment of property value”. The association says the statement is simply not true. “Over the past 10 or so years the shire has shifted more of the rate burden to those in the lower socio-economic group by significantly raising the municipal charge in comparison to the increase in the general rate. “The table shows how the municipal charge has outrageously increased.” The association’s letter is a submission to the shire’s strategic plan for 2013-17. It criticises the shire’s approach to the plan: “Based on previous

Increase in municipal charge since 2000-01 Year Municipal charge 2000-01 $32 2001-02 $52 2002-03 $62 2003-04 $80 2004-05 $80 2005-06 $95 2006-07 $100 2007-08 $115 2008-09 $130 2009-10 $130 2010-11 $140 2011-12 $150 2012-13 $160 2012-13 $180 Increase 463%

history, it is our opinion that the shire’s strategic plans provide very little value because they are ignored by council. “To demonstrate our point, we draw the shire’s attention to the comparison of the actual rate increases that have

occurred to those that have been argued as being necessary in previous strategic plans. “The actual increase in rates ... approved in subsequent budgets is 30 per cent more than shown in the plans.” The association says the only years when actual rates match strategic plan increases are when “the strategic plan and budget are produced simultaneously”. “The last strategic plan (2009-13) shows the shire has increased its take from ratepayers (from rates and charges) by about $40 million more than outlined in the strategic plan.” The shire’s stated aim is to increase rates by no more each year than inflation plus 2 per cent. It almost always substantially exceeds this figure, partly because of its addiction to debt – an addiction councillors have recently forced its management to confront. Additional material from David Harrison.

Seek legal assistance before the sheriff comes a’knocking PENINSULA Community Legal Centre is urging people with outstanding fines to take action before they find officials from the Sheriff’s Office knocking on their door to seize property, arrest them or clamp their cars. The centre’s senior lawyer Kate Ross said many people were astonished at the far-reaching powers of the sheriff in relation to outstanding fines.

“Although the sheriff’s power to seize goods is fairly well-known, people are shocked to find their wheels clamped in a shopping centre car park or find their driving licence or car registration has been suspended,” she said. “Increasingly, we are seeing clients with bundles of fines totalling tens of thousands of dollars, often from driv-

ing on toll roads without an e-tag, traffic infringements or local council fines. “Many clients are grappling with other problems in their lives but ignoring fines leads to growing costs and can soon reach crisis point, with some even facing jail for non-payment.” Ms Ross said the legal centre assisted hundreds of people to deal with their fines each year.

“Some clients simply need advice about their legal options, while others need help to arrange a payment plan or assistance applying to court for the fine to be cancelled,” she said. “We strongly encourage anyone having trouble with unpaid fines to deal with them as soon as possible and seek legal advice if you’re not sure what to do.”

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Single mum rides Palmer wave Continued from Page 1 Having grown up on the peninsula, raised three children as a single parent and built a career in sports marketing, Ryder said she was just an ordinary Australian who wanted to help voice the everyday issues families faced. “I’ve been a bit of a swinging voter, but I always vote with real conviction for the issues that were important,” she said. “Then I looked at the current situation and thought, for the first time in my life, I can’t vote for any of these people. “Like many ordinary families, I guess I’ve felt like the government has let us down. I want to vote for a real person and I was over all the career politicians and lobbyists with their backstabbing and self-interest. But then Clive Palmer and his party hit the national scene, not only reinvigorating her passion to engage in the issues, but motivating her to stand up and get involved at the pointy end of politics. “I probably would have been a donkey voter had it not been for the Palmer Party. He appealed to me because he’s not looking for lobbyists or career politicians – he’s looking for real people from all walks of life. So if he’s successful, we’ll bring a whole range of real people into politics. “It would be great for Dunkley voters to have someone who’s like them, who’s walked a mile in their shoes. “I grew up on the peninsula and I just love the area. My grandparents settled in the Pines [Frankston North] and my mother worked for 23 years for Frankston Community Health Centre so she was always talking to me about issues such as waiting queues. “My brother Evan was a pretty good footballer with EdiAsp during their really dominant period in the MPNFL [Peninsula Division] when they won back-to-back premierships [1999 and 2000 as well as 2002]. “I remember he was at one end and there was ‘Goose’ [MPNFL legend, Mornington premiership player and now Dolphins coach Simon Goosey].” Having raised children and seen the issues they faced, Ryder said education and youth affairs were critical issues for her and she wants to help educate and empower people across the community people to look to the future and “have a go”. Information about Palmer United Party is online at www.

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Water bill pain for households By Neil Walker HOUSEHOLDS will be slugged with a sharp jump in water bills starting this month. The Essential Services Commission ruled retailer South East Water can increase prices by 22.8 per cent from 1 July. The retailer services bayside suburbs from St Kilda to Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula, parts of the southeast and eastern Gippsland. The independent regulator decided metropolitan water prices could rise by an average of 22.4 per cent, plus inflation, with the majority of the increase required to recoup the construction of Victoria’s $5.7 billion desalination plant near Wonthaggi built by the Brumby Labor government and Melbourne Water. The commission flagged a possible 24.8 per cent rise for South East Water customers in a draft decision released in April (‘Steep rises in water costs from July’, The News, 21/05/13). The final pricing decision means the average annual South East Water bill will rise by $222 to $1196 in 2013-14, according to the commission. Bills will go up in line with inflation for a further four years until 2017-18, when the commission is due to reassess water prices. South East Water had lobbied for a 34.9 per cent price rise in 2013-14, but this was rejected by the commission after it identified cost savings that can be made by South East Water and other metropolitan water retailers City West Water, Yarra Valley Water and Western Water. However, South East Water’s 2013-14 price rise is the second-highest in the metro area, behind Yarra Valley Water’s 24.6 per cent jump and

ahead of Western Water and City West Water increases of 12.3 per cent and 19.2 per cent. “After the first year increase, price rises will plateau and will only move in line with inflation,” Essential Services Commission chairman Ron Ben-David said. Victorian Council of Social Service said lowincome households would be hit hardest. “The price increases will hurt those least able to manage the extra expense, including pensioners,” VCOSS acting CEO Carolyn Atkins said.

“The [water] price increases will hurt those least able to manage ... including pensioners.” – Carolyn Atkins of VCOSS VCOSS is urging the state government to reform a 35 per cent water bills discount currently offered to low-income households to include the latest price rise, not just the cost of inflation. “A 35 per cent discount on the entire bill, uncapped, would give better assistance to differentsized households and ensure people have equitable access to water,” Ms Atkins said. The commission conceded some households would face difficulties paying water bills. “We encourage those customers to contact their water business for assistance,” Mr Ben-David said. Metropolitan retailers have been granted an extra $5 million by the commission to “develop and maintain assistance programs”.

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drivers but have to be aware of updated road rules,” course coordinator Nancye Gardner said. “If you don’t know the road rules, should you be on the road?” Ms Gardner was keen to stress there are no assessments or tests. “It is just a chance for senior drivers to remember all the road rules with the help of their peers,” she said. “No police officer is going to attend and take your driving licence from you.”  “Keeping Older Drivers Safe and Mobile” is from 10.30am-12.30pm Thursday 25 July at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington. Bookings essential. Call Nancye Gardner on 5981 2148 or 0419 398 695.


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Meeting for Briars patch THE shire’s three Briars Ward councillors are holding a public meeting later this month to present information about various projects. The ward was created last year and is the amalgamation of Mt Eliza, Mornington and Balcombe (Mt Martha) wards. The Mt Eliza area representative is Cr Andrew Dixon, 26-year-old the university student who surprisingly defeated Leigh Eustace at the council election last October. Mornington area councillor Bev Colomb retained her seat as did Mt Martha’s Anne Shaw. The ward is one of three multi-councillor wards in Mornington Peninsula Shire, all on the Port Phillip side of the peninsula. It is the first ward meeting since the October election. Cr Colomb said it had been a busy time since the election with budget deliberations and complex planning matters. Councillors in multi-member wards had been working on protocols about how to work together, she said. A shire press release stated: “Briars Ward councillors Anne Shaw, Andrew Dixon and Bev Colomb look forward to providing updates on various ward projects, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear about what local

community groups are doing in the area.” Community groups are encouraged to bring newsletters or brochures to distribute. Cr Colomb said the meeting would be “a good opportunity to meet with residents and catch up with what’s happening around the ward as well as listen to views and comments”. Councillors would take suggestions from people attending and answer questions. There would be an opportunity to talk after the formal meeting, she said. Invitations had been sent to people and groups that had attended past ward meetings. Shire traffic and planning officers would likely attend. Councillors are set to adopt the 2013-14 budget on the Monday before the ward meeting and capital works projects in the ward would be outlined, Cr Colomb said. The Briars Ward meeting is from 1-3pm on Saturday 20 July in the council chamber, Queen St, Mornington. People wanting to attend must RSVP on 5950 1428 or send an email to au by Wednesday 10 July. Mike Hast

Wave to the screens contractors MORNINGTON pier is a hive of activity as Carrum Downs-based K V Johnson Constructions sets up equipment to install wave screens on both sides of the pier’s new middle section, which replaced the decaying wooden part in 2011. Contractors working for Parks Victoria are fixing more than 70 large concrete screens to both sides of the pier. The long-awaited screens will provide some measure of protection for the harbour from westerly and northerly storms. The project is costing $1.5 million and is expected to take six to eight weeks, weather permitting. There will be limited access for anglers. Picture: Alison Kuiter

Call for youth advisory teamsters MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is seeking people aged between 10 and 25 to join its youth advisory group, which advises the shire about services and facilities. “We want young people to have a big voice on the Mornington Peninsula,” Andrew Joseph of the shire’s youth services department said.

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referral services. It manages youth centres in Rosebud (YLounge) and Hastings (Shed 11). The group will meet monthly from 1 August on Thursdays at 4pm at the Mornington shire office. Applications are due 22 July. Details: Jackie Rickard, 5950 1666 or download a form at

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Once present, AFB spreads rapidly through hives when bees attempting to remove sporeladen dead larvae contaminate hive materials. Honey in infected hives becomes affected with AFB spores and, as the colony weakens, bees from other hives can opportunistically enter, taking diseased honey back to their hives. AFB is controlled and eradicated by the isolation and immediate destruction by fire of infected hives.

Election boundaries VICTORIA’S Electoral Boundaries Commission has released proposed state electoral boundaries for public comment. The commission is undertaking a redivision of state electoral boundaries, the first for 13 years. Paul Thornton-Smith of the commission said the aim of the redivision was to “restore all electorates to approximate equality in numbers of electors, while taking account of other legislated factors such as community of interest and likely population changes”. The redivision will ensure each vote in state elections has an equal value and that each elector is represented equally in the Parliament. Boundary changes have been proposed for all three Mornington Peninsula electorates – Mornington, Hastings and Nepean (southern peninsula). Public comment must be received by 29 July. After considering comments, final boundaries will be published in October and will be used at the Victorian general election in November 2014. Hard copies of the proposed boundaries are on display at Mornington Peninsula Shire offices in Mornington, Hastings and Rosebud. Information is online at:

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Tip site: The old Pioneer quarry on the Arthurs Seat escarpment at Dromana, which Peninsula Waste Management, a company owned by the Ross Trust, wants to use as a municipal rubbish tip. The proposal, currently before the EPA and Mornington Peninsula Shire, has generated intense opposition. Picture: Yanni

Stay silent on tip, shire warns councillors By David Harrison MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have been cautioned not to tell their constituents what they think about using an old Arthurs Seat quarry as a rubbish tip and not to give advice on the contentious proposal. In a document entitled Proposed Landfill Boundary Road Dromana, councillors have been told “it is not appropriate for council, councillors or council officers to provide advice to any party involved, or interested, in a particular development application or approval process”. The advice effectively gags councillors from discussing the tip. At least one councillor has refused to answer questions from his ward resi-

dents about the tip application, which is currently before the state Environment Protection Authority. Tip proponent Peninsula Waste Management is also seeking approval from the shire. The shire document states, under the headline “How can council help members of the community oppose the proposed landfill?”: “Council cannot fulfil its statutory duty as a responsible authority if it supports any particular party involved in a development application process. “Council, and individual councillors, must approach the proposal with an open mind. Council could not be considered free of prejudice or bias if it favoured one party over another or it provided assistance to one party it did

not offer to all other parties. “Council cannot make a valid decision under the Planning and Environment Act as responsible authority if it is biased.” The document states rules “set out in legislation” specify what and how “materials relevant to an application must be made available for viewing by the public”. “Council once again must comply with these requirements or the decision-making by council could be challenged by affected parties” – that is, an ill-advised councillor comment could involve the shire in legal action. The document also warns councillors about their responsibility to avoid conflicts of interest. “There are long established rules,

and legal precedents, about how council and individual councillors must conduct themselves when decisions are to be taken. “Critically it is important that council, and individual councillors, note and acknowledge when a conflict of interest exists and to act in accordance with the rules. “It is also important that those councillors taking part in the decision-making process do so with an open mind and able to take a decision without prejudice or bias.” Peninsula Waste Management, a fully owned subsidiary of R E Ross Trust, which operates Hillview Quarries, wants to use its Pioneer quarry as a tip for rubbish from the peninsula as well as other municipalities.

The plan has caused widespread concern and is being vigorously opposed on grounds including pollution of groundwater and a creek, odour, bushfire risk, traffic and noise. The council document does not mention that five councillors sit on the board of Mornington Peninsula Regional Waste Management Group, of which the shire is the sole member. Cr David Gibb chairs the group. The shire website also does not record which councillors are on the MPRWMG board. Proposed Landfill Boundary Road Dromana is similarly silent on group membership and whether the five face a conflict of interest problem when councillors eventually vote for or against the proposed quarry tip plan.

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Plan for profound change: Mavis Peet of Habitat for Humanity with the architect’s plans for the housing project at Crib Point. Picture: Toni Brient

By Toni Brient THREE struggling families are about to receive a level of community support they’ll never forget. Thanks to the Mornington Peninsula chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit housing organisation, the families will soon be first-time homeowners of new houses in Crib Point. After reaching agreement with peninsula building company Teekay Builders, Habitat’s peninsula branch said it was hoped to “dig the first hole” at the Stony Point Rd site by the end of July. “We’d definitely be looking at a site cut and fill by July,” said site manager Troy Kloszynski of Teekay, who is volunteering his services to Habitat. Mavis Peet of Habitat said the vacant, triangle-shaped block would hold two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses. Each will have a weatherboard exterior with a Colorbond roof, solar panels for hot water, carport and landscape garden. All three houses will have a six-star energy rating. Concrete driveways will open to Campbell St, and there will be gates in the property’s paling fence to allow pedestrian access to Stony Point Rd. The families will have the chance to work with Habitat to choose some features of the house, like paint and carpet colours. “They’re all brand new homes, and we try to do all we can to make the houses as up-to-date as we can,” Miss Peet said. “But they’re not over the top: we don’t have spa baths and we don’t put

dishwashers in – we leave a space. “It gives them a hand up, not a handout.” Habitat works in Australia and overseas to provide affordable housing for low-income families. The organisation runs op shops and conducts charitable activities to fund community housing projects. The houses are sold to needy families through a no-interest loan at five per cent below market value. The loan is repaid to Habitat in installments proportionate to a quarter of the families’ incomes, with no fixed term. “Our partner families pay a small deposit of $1000,” Habitat Victoria executive director Philip Curtis said. “The repayments are capped at 25 per cent of the family income, whether they receive it weekly, fortnightly or monthly. “We work around the idea of making sure it’s affordable rather than accelerating loan repayments.” The “mortgage” repayments are used by Habitat in part to finance other housing projects. Much of the labour for Habitat homes comes from volunteers who are trained and supervised by professionals. In addition to Mr Kloszynski, it’s expected that a number of local tradespeople will donate their time or work at a discount. As part of their agreement with Habitat, selected families must also contribute 500 hours of labour or “sweat equity” as it’s called by Habitat. Habitat has agreements with companies like Whirlpool and Bunnings to donate or discount building materials

and household items. Miss Peet said Dulux had agreed to donate interior and exterior paint for the Crib Point houses. “Most of the trades and supplies are from the southern peninsula,” said Mr Kloszynski, who is negotiating with local companies like Mitre 10 to secure building materials. Habitat Victoria, the central office that oversees the state’s local branches, purchased the quarter-acre block on the

“These people would never own their own home. They never have enough money to put a deposit down. The banks wouldn’t lend them the money.” – Mavis Peet of Habitat for Humanity corner of Stony Point Rd and Campbell St for $191,500 from estate agent Harcourts Hastings in April 2011. Last July, Habitat held a public meeting in Crib Point and 21 families submitted applications to purchase one of the houses. Three months later, Habitat told three families their applications had been successful. Philip Curtis said the value of the three houses differed slightly, according to their size. He would not disclose the exact price, but said it was “around

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for Humanity builds in Crib Point the high $200,000s: $290,000, maybe a bit more”. One of the families lives in Crib Point and two live in Mornington. Miss Peet said all three families were eager to begin the building process. “They’ve all been very patient, with one in very difficult circumstances of an overcrowded house,” she said. “It’s a big thing for them. As they see the frames go up, then it gets exciting.” Habitat Victoria began work on the plans for the Crib Point houses with McLauchlan & Associates of Mt Waverly in late 2012. The preliminary building plans were received by Habitat Victoria in February. Habitat said building permits were approved by Mornington Peninsula Shire on 27 February. Miss Peet said she received the longawaited plans in April. She had spent the past few months at the Habitat op shop in Rosebud – which is also the Mornington Peninsula chapter headquarters – organising builders, electricians, plumbers and an army of volunteers. Mornington-based Gilpip Homes is constructing the frame for one of the houses. Habitat is talking with builders about the other two frames. Mr Kloszynski said he hoped to finalise contracts by the end of the week. Despite admitting it’s a “stretch”, Habitat hopes to have the families in by Christmas 2014. The 18-month schedule is six months less than the usual completion date for a three-house development. The official handover of houses to

families would be a “life-changing” event, Miss Peet said. “Anyone who came to what we call a house dedication, when the keys are handed over, would have to be very tough if they didn’t shed a tear.” The Stony Point Rd development is the Habitat branch’s fourth project. Its first two, built in the 1990s, were also in Crib Point. Since Miss Peet joined Habitat in 2001, four more houses have been built in the region: two in Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud, and two in Taranna St, Mornington. Miss Peet estimated 22 children had been housed in the six Habitat homes. She saw the lives of Habitat home recipients drastically changed. “Otherwise, these people would never own their own home. They never have enough money to put a deposit down. The banks wouldn’t lend them the money.” She told about the day a nine-yearold boy and his mother settled in their Habitat house after a history of constantly moving to rental properties. “He said, ‘Mum does that mean we never, ever, ever have to leave this house?’ “They can hang a picture on the wall, which you can’t do in a rental place. He could have his own dog.” Habitat receives no government assistance to provide affordable housing for every family who applies. “We don’t build quick enough, unfortunately,” Miss Peet said. Construction of the Crib Point houses will be financed by funds raised at the Habitat op shop in Rosebud as well as funds from Habitat Victoria.


 Habitat welcomes donations of goods and services to the project. Details: Mavis Peet, Habitat op shop, 20 Henry Wilson Drive, Rosebud, phone 5986 4827.

Ready to roll: Habitat for Humanity volunteers David Brown and Ian Story (on the mower) working on the Crib Point block last week to get it ready for the builders who arrive in a few weeks. Picture: Toni Brient

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Century 21 Homeport 2100 Frankstonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Flinders Road, HASTINGS. 5979 3555

Harcourts Hastings Shop 10, 14 High St. HASTINGS 5970 7333

7/20-22 Ranelagh Drive, Mount Eliza Ph:9708 8667

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Conley Luff Real Estate 188 Main Street, MORNINGTON Ph: 5975 7733





Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________

BAXTER 24 Deacon Crescent 12.00-12.30pm L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________ 2 Toorak Avenue 1.00-1.30pm L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________


7 Clarendon Drive 10.15-10.45am L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Dianne Court 11.00-11.30am L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Snow Gum Place 12.00-12.30pm L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________ 5 Brunning Court 1.00-1.30pm L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________ 12 Owen Court 1.00-1.30pm Baywest Somerville 5977 9660 _________________________________________________________________________________ 63 Stanley Street 2.00-2.30pm L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________ 68 Dandenong-Hastings Road 3.00-3.30pm L.Cooper Real Estae 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________


Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________


Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________


4 Pine Grove 2.00-2.30pm L.Cooper Real Estate 5977 7766 _________________________________________________________________________________

27 Matthew Circuit 11.30-12.00 noon Ben Tallon Real Estate 5979 8003 _________________________________________________________________________________ 7 Matthew Circuit 12.00-12.30pm Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 _________________________________________________________________________________ 19 Brydon Close 12.00-12.30pm Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 24 Lefroy Lane 1.30-2.00pm Satchwells 5979 1888 ________________________________________________________________________________


220 South Beach Road


17 Wellington Road 1.00-1.30pm Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 _________________________________________________________________________________ 32 Myers Road 1.00-1.30pm Tallon First National 5979 3000 _________________________________________________________________________________

BALNARRING 12 Halsey Street


Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________ 84 South Beach Road

MOUNT MARTHA 74 Hyperno Way


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11 Kotor Close 12.00-12.30pm Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________ 76 Harrap Road 2.30-3.00pm Bowman & Company 5975 6888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 36 Amberley Drive 3.00-3.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Sefton Grange 3.00-3.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________

MORNINGTON _________________________________________________________________________________ 1/49 Separation Street


Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 ________________________________________________________________________________

35 Nunns Road 11.00-11.30am Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 1a Karina Street 12.00-12.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 70 Nunns Road 12.00-12.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 31 Mariners Retreat 12.15 -12.45pm Bowman & Company 5975 6888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 8 Bareena Court 1.00-1.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 4&6/61 Green Island Avenue 1.00-1.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 16 Morning Mist Court 1.00-1.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________ 12 Halcyon Rise 3.00-3.30pm Conley Luff Real Estate 5975 7733 _________________________________________________________________________________

Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________

4 Sunset Court 1.30-2.00pm Bay West Real Estate Hastings 5979 4412 _________________________________________________________________________________


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Bowman & Company 5975 6888 _________________________________________________________________________________

Baywest Somerville 5977 9660 _________________________________________________________________________________

21 Central Avenue

15 Belevedere Road

1/93 Salmon Street 2.00-2.30pm Tallon First National 5979 3000 _________________________________________________________________________________ 27 Warranqite Crescent 2.00-2.30pm Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________ 40 Elisa Place 2.30-3.00pm Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Dartnell Close 10.30-11.00am Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________________________________ 86 Lorimer Street 11.00-11.30am Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 _________________________________________________________________________________ 9 Milne Street 11.30-12.00 noon Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 5 Milne Street 11.30-12.00 noon Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 15 Pearce Street 12.00-12.30pm Tallon First National 5979 3000 _________________________________________________________________________________ 98 Lorimer Street 1.00-1.30pm Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 290 Stony Point Road 2.00-2.30pm Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 _________________________________________________________________________________ 1/179 Disney Street 2.00-2.30pm Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________ 520 Stony Point Road 3.00-3.30pm Satchwells 5979 1888 _________________________________________________________________________________





Perfect way to start every day FOR the family seeking space for all members, this handsome, single-level home will be hard to beat. A triple garage under the roofline of the home provides plenty of parking space for the multi-vehicle family and has through access to the rear yard. There is a fourth parking space to the side. The living areas have a wonderful flow, with very few walls to block the distribution of hot or cold air. The interior is always at a comfortable temperature. From the formal entry there is a private study to the left. Along the wide, tiled walkway is a formal lounge and dining room with feature gas fireplace facing the lounge. At the heart of the home is a wonderful family area. A galley-style kitchen has a neat timber finish and features a twin-drawer dishwasher, wall oven and gas hotplates. The adjoining dining area looks over the pool area and the spacious, casual living zone leads into a great rumpus or home theatre room. The outdoor patio extends the casual living area considerably. The under-cover deck has plenty of space to entertain family and friends, and is close enough to the pool to keep an eye on children. The pool area is securely fenced and nicely landscaped with loose stones and flagstone paving. All four bedrooms are along the northwest side of the home. The main bedroom at the front has a walk-in robe and ensuite and the other three bedrooms have built-in robes and share the main bathroom. Available with vacant possession, the quality home is in the family-friendly Summerfields Estate within walking distance of Benton Junior College and Bentons Square Shopping Centre.

Address: 16 Morning Mist Court, MORNINGTON Price: $730,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $770,000 Agency: Conley Luff Real Estate, 188 Main Street, Mornington, 5975 7733 Agent: Kayn Luff, 0416 265 337


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Auction Saturday 27th July at 1.00pm

84 South Beach Road, Somers The Best Of The Best - 10 Glorious Acres - Walk To Beach and Somers General Store Peace, privacy and privilege are evident from the moment of entry through the remote gates and tree-lined avenue culminating in a circular driveway. Cross the bridge to enter the home with its extensive wrap-around decking framing the spectacular views. Inside, the home follows the ethos of modern open-plan living with a desirable north-facing aspect. A vast open plan dining area integrating a stylish granite kitchen steps down to a stunning glass-framed north-facing living room with floorto-ceiling glass opening to the deck. A separate parents wing overlooking the water includes a living room, a palatial main bedroom, his and her walk-in robes and a stylish ensuite. A top-floor offers a versatile studio or 5th bedroom with an en suite. The grounds provide extensive facilities for viable farming or horse pursuits with eight paddocks linked via a laneway, a huge machinery shed, a mounting yard and more. Appointments include double glazed windows, split system air conditioning, a mud room, more than 93,000 litres of water storage and a memorable, irreplaceable ambience making this estate completely unique. Auction 27th July 1.00pm Terms 10% deposit balance due 60/90/120 days Inspection Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Page 4


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31 Mariners Retreat, Mornington Single Level Beachside Luxury This immaculate residence, situated in a prime location, is defined by the finest of fittings and contemporary fashion. Extensive alfresco entertaining enhance the homes appeal and interior spaces reflect the modern ideals of open plan zoned living with three separate living rooms and a spacious family room and dining area that opens on two sides to a decked entertaining garden with outdoor dining and lounge room. The kitchen features stone benchtops, Blanco appliances and a glass splashback. The luxurious main bedroom suite has parents retreat, WIR and FES with double shower. Also has double garage with internal access, ducted heating and air conditioning. Auction 20th July 11.00am Terms 10% deposit balance due 60/90 days Inspection Saturdays 12.15-12.45pm Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555


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CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT PHONE: 5979 3555 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings




HASTINGS 7 Matthew Circuit




CRIB POINT 86 Lorimer Street




Surrounded by a professionally landscaped native garden this 4 bedroom B/V home with remote

Situated on approx 672sqm corner allotment, this well presented very affordable BV with hardiplank

double garage is situated in one of the most sought after precincts of Hastings. Featuring master

facade home features 2 bedrooms with B.I.R’s, r/cycle air-con & gas log fire in lounge area; plus

B/R with ensuite and W.I.R, 3 additional bedrooms with double B.I.R’s, split-system in living area,

timber kitchen with gas chef stove. Outside boasts single carport, 2 x garden sheds, variety of fruit

ducted heating, stainless steel appliances and side access to backyard. Outside boasts vegie

trees, vegetable patch and paved BBQ area. Contact Exclusive Agent.

garden, cubby house & entertaining area. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: VIEW: AGENT:

PRICE: $285,000 VIEW: Saturday 11:00-11:30am AGENT: Ken Brown 0402 868 368

$390,000 Wednesday 3:00-3:30pm & Saturday 12:00 -12:30pm Ken Brown 0402 868 368





BITTERN 17 Wellington Road



CRIB POINT 290 Stony Point Road



Well presented ranch style home on 2 ½ acres will tick all the boxes. The home is well appointed

Take your pick! Choice of 2 & 3 bedroom residences, boasting Caesar stone benchtops, stainless

with timber kitchen with large pantry and ample overhead cupboards, plus gas ducted heating and

steel appliances, floating floors, heating & cooling, outstanding quality fixtures & fittings, plus huge

r/cycle heating and cooling units throughout the home. Outside boasts a two bedroom bungalow,

double remote controlled garage. Also featuring pebble paving & well fenced low maintenance back

double carport under roofline, four car garage, wood shed, storage shed, four water tanks and large

yard, ideal for kids and pets. Minimum 5% return for investors.

rear paddock. Contact Exclusive Agent.

Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: $695,000-$720,000 VIEW: Saturday 1:00-1:30pm AGENT: Ken Brown 0402 868 368

PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: Saturday 2:00-2:30pm AGENT: Ken Brown 0402 868 368




HASTINGS 3 & 4/14 Hilltop Rise




HASTINGS 225 Hendersons Road



Take your pick! Choice of 2 & 3 bedroom residences, boasting large open plan living & dining area,

Located on the edge of town on 4316m2 (approx) allotment, this property offers the lifestyle we all

quality interior and fixtures & fittings. Landscaping & paved outdoor area. Other features include:

dream of! The home features four bedrooms with B.I.R’s, plus study off huge master suite with ensuite

spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Bathroom with shower & bath, carpet & tiling to all

and W.I.R. Outdoors offers a paved BBQ area, extra large double garage under roofline plus multiple

living areas, ducted heating & split system cooling and remote controlled garage.

shedding. The land is just over 1 acre, lightly treed with mature gums and a pretty fernery.

Contact Exclusive Agent.

Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321

PRICE: $619,500 All Offers Considered VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321


BITTERN 18 Daly Street





BITTERN 53 Bittern Boulevard




Well-built and well designed, this spacious & sophisticated residence on 9916m2 allotment is

From the moment you step inside you will get a sense of just how impressive this home is. On the

situated in a secluded country lane amongst some of the most prestigious wineries of the

ground floor you’ll find the perfect layout with 4 separate living areas, starting with the library then

Mornington Peninsula. A statement in modern contemporary design, the formal entrance leads to

the home theater and an open planned kitchen; with the dining and family area leading out to the

the very generous open plan living area. Boasting 3 B/R’s plus a study, 1 cottage for registered B&B,

paved outdoor area. Featuring 3 double bedrooms all with well-appointed ensuites, plus master

2 B/R self contained unit & lock up 16x19m workshop. Contact Exclusive Agent.

suite with grand dressing room and full ensuite. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: Offers Over $900,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Ken Brown 0402 868 368

PRICE: Offers Over $570,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Ken Brown 0402 868 368

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CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT PHONE: 5979 3555 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings







HASTINGS 6 Windrest Place





BITTERN 2/110 Dunlop Road


Privately located in an exclusive waterside pocket, this beautiful 2.5 year old home features 4 separate

Vacant Land in Prime Location. Situated in a quiet cul de sac this 468sqm block won’t last. With all

living zones including an open plan kitchen/meals/family zone, formal lounge, theatre room + informal

services provided and only a short stroll to the new Bittern Fields Village this is a rare opportunity to

living area. Boasting a fabulous outdoor undercover alfresco area that overlooks the solar heated salt

build your dream home. Be Quick Won’t Last! Contact Exclusive Agent.

chlorinated pool. Other features include duct heating & vacuum, Caesar stone benchtops & 5 year builder’s warranty. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: $550,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321

PRICE: $165,000 VIEW: Go See! AGENT: Ken Brown 0402 868 368


HASTINGS 61 Lyall Street





HASTINGS 5 John Vear Close




Situated in the exclusive Old Tyabb area and updated throughout, this family home contains

Immaculately maintained 3 or 4 bedroom family home in very quiet court close to foreshore and

polished floors along with newly renovated kitchen with granite benches and stainless steel

shopping centre. Bay window to master bedroom with ensuite and W.I.R, tiled open plan main living

appliances. Both the family bathroom & ensuite have also been renovated. An undercover pergola

area with separate formal dining room or fourth bedroom, plus indoor/outdoor room with sliding

overlooking the spacious back yard (approx 830sqm) provides the perfect place for entertaining.

door access and clear cover blind. Drive through double garage to massive paved and roofed

Double carport + shed for ample storage space. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: $379,950 Negotiable VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321

pergola that goes the full length of the house. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321

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This spotlessly presented front brick veneer villa boasts a huge front yard which is on title so offers both a remote garage and additional off street parking to suit a caravan or boat. With 2 generous bedrooms (2way bathroom/Walk in robe to master), spacious lounge with gas heating and air conditioning, stylish kitchen with family / meals area separate laundry and a delightful covered deck with sunblinds for year round entertaining Inspect Wed & Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 765

1/49 Separation Street





Positioned within walking distance to Bentons Square shopping & buses, this superb single level BV residence is 4 years old and has been built with quality in mind. Comprising 3 bedrooms, master with WIR & FES, large open-plan living area overlooked by high end kitchen with stone tops, main bathroom with porcelain tiles, double lock up garage and outdoor entertaining area. Features ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, plantation shutters, dishwasher, remote double garage & ducted vacuum.


On a wide 770M2 lot in one of Mount Martha’s most sought after locations, this versatile BV family home boasts a free flowing and functional floor plan designed for zoned family living. Comprising 4 large bedrooms, master with FES & WIR, formal front lounge, a spacious kitchen overlooking a large family/meals room, a big separate rumpus/theatre room & a superb fully covered outdoor entertaining area. Other features are s/system air-con. GDH, double garage plus access for a boat or caravan. Located close to Bentons Square shopping centre. SUIT $470,000 - $490,000 BUYERS








Secure behind high fencing on a large 820m2 lot, this 4 bedroom plus study (or five bedroom) residence has all the extras for a wonderful family lifestyle. With a deluxe stone-topped kitchen with s/steel Bosch appliances, 2 large living areas, a superb alfresco room with cafe blinds, 2 full bathrooms plus powder room, auto double garage with a powered workshop & a fantastic solar heated in-ground pool. A host of extras include ducted heating & evaporative cooling,corner spa, gas log fire, dishwasher, 2600 L water tank & a magical cubby. Note 2nd driveway for boat/caravan Inspect Sat 3-3.30 or by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

36 Amberley Drive


$650,000 - $700,000





Full of class and sophistication, this exquisite 3BR town residence delivers 20 squares of executive living within easy walking distance of Main Street and Fishermans Beach, and a brilliant Asian-inspired courtyard, perfect for year-round alfresco entertaining. On its own title & presented better than new, this fine home caters for easy modern living with a huge open plan living area leading out to the fantastic courtyard, a stunning kitchen has black granite benchtops and s/steel appliances, and the master bedroom has ensuite and a glimpse of the bay, quiet second living area, powder room and remote double garage. Inspect Sat 2-2.30pm or by appointment Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

1 Perkins Street

STEVE CONLEY 0428 389 670

GEOFF LUFF 0416 142 336


KAYN LUFF 0416 265 337

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ALAN HAYES 0413 028 353

DUANE PEDRON 0448 867 665




74 Hyperno Way Inspect Wed & Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 765

Inspect Wed & Sat 12-12.30pm or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 765

1a Karina Street

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$510,000 PLUS


$545,000 PLUS





Secure a coveted Mt Martha address with this spacious 4 bedroom BV home, offering 24sq. of living & alfresco with better-than-new presentation, all on a landscaped easycare 480M2 lot. Three living areas cater beautifully for entertaining and family living while a palette of warm tones allows you to furnish as you please. The well-equipped kitchen includes s/steel appliances, an island bench and plenty of cupboard space to make cooking a breeze. Also features FES & WIR to the master bedroom, GDH, s/system air-con. & remote double garage with internal access. Inspect Sat 3-3.30pm or by appointment Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

6 Sefton Grange


$730,000 - $770,000






On a superb 1317m2 lot, this BV residence offers 32sq. of living plus a 6sq. triple garage. Comprising 4 bedrooms plus study (FES with corner spa & WIR to main), spacious lounge & dining rooms with gas log fire, deluxe kitchen with granite benchtops, s/steel appliances & pantry, meals alcove, a very large tiled family room plus a huge separate rumpus room. With high ceilings, ducted refrigerated cooling & heating, 3 water tanks, delightful covered decking & a solar heated IG pool. If you’re a boy with toys, a large family or just someone looking for a lot of space then this family friendly home with extra parking is for you. Inspect Sat 1-1.30 or by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

16 Morning Mist Court


JADE WILSON 5975 7733

MARIA DAMOS 5975 7733


JAN MEYER 5975 7733

Shop 2, 188-194 Main Street Mornington

5975 7733


$740,000 PLUS





ENTER OFF DUNDAS STREET - A delightfully treed location provides a tranquil setting for this exciting, most individual home, comprising a spacious 4 bedrooms (large master with stunning ensuite and WIR), stylish main bathroom, third visitors bathroom, huge living area with vaulted ceilings, a deluxe chefs kitchen with adjacent dining, auto d/garage and extensive rear decking. Features beautiful bamboo flooring, ducted heating and vacuum, air-conditioning, water tank & bore. Inspect Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

26 Charles Street







This boutique development site approx. 2307M2 should suit 6-8 dwellings (S.T.C.A.). The substantial brickveneer dwelling on site offers 27 squares of comfortable accommodation & comprises a charming 4 bedroom home plus a spacious & separate 2 bedroom self-contained unit under roofline. With extensive decking, a solar heated in-ground pool & a 9x6 metre garage/workshop.

28 Green Island Avenue


FROM $509,500






Positioned on a large court lot, this stunning family home will certainly impress with its high ceilings, free flowing floor plan and multiple living areas. This stylish residence provides an abundance of living options for the growing family while maintaining a sense of classical elegance combined with modern function. Comprising 4 bedrooms, including FES & WIR to main, a spacious front living area with fire place, deluxe chefs kitchen, adjacent meals and second living area, separate third living area with rear garden aspect, a delightful covered entertaining area & remote double garage.

12 Halycon Rise

Inspect Sat 3-3.30 or by appointment Contact: Duane Pedron 0448 867 665


$950,000 PLUS





Ideally positioned on a level ¾ acre lot, this stunning family home has been built with quality in mind. Ideally placed, this spectacular offering could suit DUAL LIVING! Comprising 5 bedrooms including 2 huge master bedrooms, each with FES & WIR & spacious parents’ retreat, 3 separate living areas including a home theatre room, a deluxe family kitchen with butler’s pantry & double garage. Other features are ducted heating, cooling & vacuum, 5 water tanks ( 90,000 litres ) 2 x gas HWS, polished spotted gum floors & tinted windows and a huge 9m x 14.5m Colorbond shed.

Inspect by appointment Geoff Luff 0416 142 336

8 Bareena Court




$750,000 PLUS

Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

$790,000 PLUS




A delightful garden setting complements these 10 x 3BR villas, each offering a range of sizes and floor plans with numerous energy efficiency initiatives and a choice of floor coverings. Each villa includes FES & WIR and internal access from the garage.

This high quality villa is located close to Bentons Square and offers 15.7sq. of living. with 3BR’s, FES & WIR to main, kitchen with s/steel appliances, light filled living & dining areas, double garage with internal access & paved entertaining area.

21 Green Island Avenue Inspect Wed & Sat 2-2.30pm or by appointment Contact: Duane Pedrom 0448 867 665

3/41 Green Island Avenue Inspect by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337


$490,000 PLUS






A golden opportunity to secure a premier 10-acre property in a fantastic location. This picturesque parcel of land is an absolute delight from the moment you enter the private, treed driveway. The house is positioned with about 4 acres to the front of the property, 4 to the back, and about 2 acres of cleared land surrounding the house, suitable for farm animals. The home itself comprises of 4 bedrooms, master with WIR & FES, kitchen with meals area plus large separate lounge room, r/cycle air-conditioning, kitchen with pantry, and there is a double carport under roofline. Also featuring above ground pool & paved entertaining area. Inspect by appointment Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

$390,000 - $410,000


$790,000 - $840,000







Comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, deluxe kitchen & bathrooms, double garage with internal access & paved entertaining area. Also including Asko kitchen appliances, zoned ducted heating & cooling, solar & gas H.W.S & heaps more.

Comprising 3BR’s ( FES & WIR to main), spacious lounge with bay window, kitchen with adjoining meals alcove, tiled family room, family bathroom with bath & shower & double garage with rear roller door. Also includes covered entertaining area.


On its own title, this fantastic 26 square home is light and spacious and has 4BR’s plus study, WIR & FES to main, modern kitchen & bathrooms, spacious living areas both up & down and a double garage with internal entry.

20.5sq of living, just a brief stroll from beautiful Fishermans Beach. This superb new home has 4BR’s, two with FES & WIR, deluxe kitchen with s/steel Smeg appliances & spacious living areas. Double garage has internal ccess.

4 & 6 / 61 Green Island Avenue Inspect Wed & Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment Contact: Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

2 Moonah Way Inspect by appointment Contact: Alan Hayes 0413 028 353

35 Nunns Road Inspect Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

70 Nunns Road Inspect Wed & Sat 12-12.30pm or by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

STEVE CONLEY 0428 389 670

GEOFF LUFF 0416 142 336

KAYN LUFF 0416 265 337

ALAN HAYES 0413 028 353

DUANE PEDRON 0448 867 665


JADE WILSON 5975 7733

MARIA DAMOS 5975 7733


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JAN MEYER 5975 7733

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Stunning point of view THIS Cape Cod-style home, built in about 1939, exudes a vintage charm that is utterly entrancing. High ceilings, polished boards and dormer windows all combine to demonstrate to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modern buyer that real class is everlasting. As you would expect from such a home, all rooms are of grand proportions and through the colonial-style windows the magnificent water views are perfectly framed. There are plenty of formal and casual living options across both levels of the home. Downstairs has a wonderfully relaxing flow from room to room with a separate timber kitchen, an elegant living room with magnificent stone fireplace, a formal dining room and a billiards room. Two of the five bedrooms are upstairs. Both have pitched ceilings and access to the full-length balcony with views down to Point Nepean. The large title of 2500 square metres takes in much of the hillside, incorporating a private pathway with stone steps leading to the beach. Address: 10-12 Viewpoint Road, McCRAE Price: On application Agency: Eview Real Estate Partners, 171 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5987 1444 Agent: Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, 0428 548 201

â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the best deal in real estate, FDOOPHĂ&#x20AC;UVWÂľ

Ph: 03 5977 9660





Lot 3

TOTAL Area 141 Acres (approx.) on three titles zLot One: 7.34 acres approx. with existing older style brick home in need of renovation and two road frontages. zLot Two: 83.69 acres approx. Huge lot on hard edge of urban growth boundary also with two road frontages. zLot Three: 50 acres approx old weatherboard cottage and sundry shedding. zZoned : Special Use One (M.P.S.C.) zFantastic mid to long term potential as strategic development subject to the future expansion of the Port of Hastings and positioned ideally to Westernport Highway and Peninsula Link. BUY ONE OR BUY ALL THREE

Lot 1

Agent: Gary Barnes 0412 347 233


FROM $275,000




BRAND NEW UNITS â&#x20AC;˘All prices now reduced on these two and three bedroom units priced from $275,000 to $330,000 â&#x20AC;˘Your choice - which one do you like? â&#x20AC;˘Huge rear yard on units 2 & 3 â&#x20AC;˘Inspect today you will be very surprised

Agent: Gary Barnes 0412 347 233



12 Owen Court, Inspect Saturday 1-1.30pm



This appealing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valentopâ&#x20AC;? home is a classic Australian design with wide YHUDQGDKRSHQĂ&#x20AC;UHDQGIHDWXUHEDUDUHD7KLVVSDFLRXVWKUHHEHGURRP EULFNKRPHKDVDIDPLO\EDWKURRPVODWHĂ RRUVUHDUYHUDQGDKDUHDDQG all sited on a large court Lot of approx. 690m2. Rear access to large recreation reserve and recently freshened up. GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY HERE.


Agent: Gary Barnes 0412 347 233




From $315,000


$630,000 NEG.


21 Central Avenue Inspect Wed & Sat 12-12.30pm BUY NOW


$SSHDOLQJRQHEHGURRPWRZQKRXVHZLOOEHJUHDWIRUIDQWDVWLFĂ&#x20AC;UVW investment or self-managed super fund. Included are stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, split system heating and cooling, bathroom and a lock up carport. Note: Bus stop at your doorstep and a short walk to shops. Currently returning approx $240.00 per week.

&KRRVHIURPDUDQJHRIGLIIHUHQWĂ RRUSODQVWRVXLWGLIIHUHQWEXGJHWV â&#x20AC;˘2BR, single storey with single garage â&#x20AC;˘2BR, single storey, ensuite, single garage â&#x20AC;˘3BR, single storey, ensuite, double garage â&#x20AC;˘3BR, double storey, ensuite, study, double garage

YOUNG EXECUTIVE COUPLES YOUR LIFESTYLE AWAITS CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED - ONLY 2 LEFT! Young executive couples, this lifestyle opportunity awaits you! Three bedrooms, ensuite, double garage. Modern design with instant appeal and great position. Still time to save on stamp duty if you act now


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Agent: Gary Barnes 0412 347 233

Agent: Gary Barnes 0412 347 233

$690,000 - $760,000


63 SummerÀeld Drive Big Bright & Beautiful

15 Ben Drive Step Inside The Bliss

This large home of four bedrooms plus study has masses of space for the family. Positioned perfectly on a 1121m2 (approx) block. Features include kitchen with loads of storage central to the o/p meals & living area, formal lounge, zoned bedrooms, study, fully enclosable outdoor entertaining pergola, low maintenance gardens and RDLUG with internal access.





Sensational home in SummerÀelds Estate boasting 4 large bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, 5 separate living areas including a reception room, formal dining, o/p kitchen & meals area opening onto o/door entertaining, lounge & rumpus room at rear & zoned bedrooms allowing for privacy. Other features include 2 car remote garage with internal & rear access.

Jarrod Carman 0423 144 102

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$550,000 - $600,000

Mount Martha






Jarrod Carman 0423 144 102

$490,000 - $540,000


This lovely home with a true sense of warmth & charm offers three distinct living areas & a Áexible Áoor plan, including bright timber kitchen open to dining/meals, formal lounge adjacent to dining, large family room connected to the fourth bedroom, GDH & paved fully enclosable alfresco entertaining area. Tranquil court location close to all amenities.

Set on own title with no body corporate. Sensational home boasting zoned bedrooms, two living areas, stylish kitchen, GDH, r/c split system & RDLUG with rear roller door access for trailer or small caravan. This is a totally functional, wonderfully comfortable home with a Áexible Áoorplan.



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9 Karleen Court Elevated In A Quiet Court

13 Cromdale Street Beachside Location! Urban Sophistication!

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$640,000 - $680,000


Jarrod Carman 0423 144 102




Jarrod Carman 0423 144 102

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Bohemian rhapsody THIS quaint property in quiet Crib Point is a great opportunity to renovate or redevelop. Set on a 952-square metre block, external features include a double garage, a single carport and a backyard big enough for kids and pets. Inside has a rustic quality with polished floorboards, raked timber ceilings and a woodheater on slate tiles. Finished in gleaming white, the open-plan kitchen and lounge areas have a bright and spacious feel. The main bedroom features an ensuite and walk-in robe and two more bedrooms share a luxurious main bathroom with spa bath. Offered for sale at essentially land value, the charming home is a great proposition for a developer or someone looking to break into the property market and buy an affordable home close to schools and transport.

Address: 4 Dartnell Close, CRIB POINT Auction: This Saturday at 11am Price guide: $190,000 to $210,000 Agency: Harcourts Real Estate, 10/14 High Street, Hastings, 5970 7333 Agent: Pam Pester, 0499 621 116


AUCTION: Saturday July 20th at 1pm

Unit 2 /8-10 William Street Developers realisation sale - The heart of McCrae Presenting as new, this townhouse is situated in a superb location in the heart of the UHOD[HGED\VLGHVHWWLQJRI0F&UDH%5¡VHQVXLWH ZDONLQUREHZLWKTXDOLW\Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHV  Ă&#x20AC;WWLQJVWKURXJKRXW6HFXUHDFFHVVIURPGRXEOHORFNXSJDUDJHSOXVUDNHGFHLOLQJOLQHV with loads of natural light. Landscaped & paved outdoor areas with a large timber deck in courtyard surrounds that are easily maintained. Within an easy walk to the EHDFKWKHFDIpVWULSVKRSSLQJ WUDQVSRUW6LJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWFDSLWDOJURZWKLVIRUHFDVWDVD consequence of the recently opened Peninsula Link. Retirees, empty nesters or investors seeking a quality beachside escape shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look past the seaside village atmosphere ZLWKLWVSULVWLQHEHDFKFDIHVWULS<DFKW 6XUI/LIH6DYLQJFOXEVMXVWRQH hour from Melbourne.




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6RXWKHUQ3HQLQVXOD2IĂ&#x20AC;FH171 Point Nepean Road, Dromana

Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill 0428 548 201

5987 1444


auction: saturday 6th july at 2pm and 2.30pm







Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill 0428 548 201


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Harcourts SINCE 1888

Hastings 10/14 High Street 03 5970 7333


Mount Martha 11 Kotor Close


Substantial and sought-after - with bay views! This grand home is is sure to impress all who inspect. With a picturesque entrance to the property, open plan living and great bay views, this home is well-suited to all families, professional couples and anyone after that ideal location. Comprising of 4 bedrooms, main with ensuite, walk in robes and balcony, open-plan kitchen, meals and family area, formal lounge and dining, central bathroom, upstairs retreat and established gardens. Special features include gas ducted heating, ducted vacuum system, ducted evaporative cooling, double car garage, additional off street access for a boat or caravan, outdoor entertaining area, loads of natural light and high ceilings. Close to Mount Martha Village, Ferrero Reserve, Gary Watson Oval, The Briars Park, beach access via the Estuary Boardwalk, local schools, Mount Martha Public Golf Course, the Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading wineries and great freeway access for a quick trip to town. AUCTION Saturday 13th July at 12.30pm View Open Saturday 12.00-12.30pm*

Gavin Doig 0421 986 157

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Rosebud 67 Warrain Avenue

Rosebud 10 Yambill Avenue

Luxurious two-year old home offering water views from the second level balcony. Great outdoor living with an 8 seater spa surrounded by premium landscaping and timber decking. High quality fittings throughout include stone benchtops, timber floors and surround sound system. Great floor plan with two living areas, study, master with walk through robe to full ensuite. Serviced by a double lock-up remote garage.

This dream home, positioned on a generous half acre, will literally take your breath away. Everything from the manicured gardens, poolside relaxation & quality renovation, this 3 bedroom home has it all, & set in a very quiet & tranquil setting. Comprising of separate lounge, open plan living & kitchen with Caesar stone benchtops, polished boards throughout, ensuite to master, double carport, built in workshop plus storage, cooling & heating as well as Conara woodheater.

Sale $535,000

Sale $640,000 - $670,000

View As Advertised or By Appointment

View As Advertised or By Appointment

Salliee Del Col 0431 685 918

Craig Bennie 0430 448 808

Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

Rosebud 10 Sylvan Drive

Rosebud West 1/57 Wingara Dr.

Positioned in the highly sought-after Waterfall Gully Road area, on approx. 1132sqm & only minutes’ walk to a variety of shops and a short drive to the beach, this recently renovated property offers 3 bedrooms - main with WIR & FES - 2 more bedrooms with BIR’s. Modern kitchen with gas cooking, open and bright living space plus tranquil and private undercover entertaining area. This property comes complete with lock up garage, gas heating, s/system air conditioning and water tank.

With minimal maintenance & maximum enjoyment, this almost new, brick, single level peninsula retreat will more than accommodate your living or investment needs. Featuring two bedrooms with built in robes & wall to wall carpets, bright & spacious kitchen -dining & living room, plantation style shutters, split-system cooling, gas ducted heating, ceiling fans, water tanks, irrigation system & solar gas hot water system. solar electric system & single lock-up garage.

Sale $390,000 - $420,000

Sale $310,000 - $330,000

View As Advertised or By Appointment Anthony Millard 0438 633 488

View As Advertised or By Appointment Shane Fox 0408 272 325

Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

Rosebud 40 Ashendon Square

Rosebud 38 Denholm Street

This four bedroom BV home is a great starting point for the first home buyer or property investor. The home is set on an 850sqm (approx.) block adjacent to Olympic Park sports ground & walking distance to local schools, beach & Rosebud Plaza. Offering a double carport, undercover entertaining area & side rear access for caravan & boat; the house comprises four generous sized bedrooms, master with ensuite, plus open plan kitchen, living & dining. Serviced by a new gas heater and air-conditioning.

Here it is. That opportunity for first home buyers or investors looking for a modest brick veneer home ready for improvement. A traditional layout of ‘L’ shaped lounge & dining with adjoining kitchen, there are 3 generous bedrooms all with built-in robes & a modest bathroom. A large carport across the front of the property & generous lawn areas both front & back. Enter the market in coastal Rosebud at a very attractive price.

Sale Offers over $380,000

Sale $320,000 - $345,000

View As Advertised or By Appointment Salliee Del Col 0431 685 918

View As Advertised or By Appointment Jeffrey George 0407 659 552

Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

Rosebud West 59 Mawarra Ave. Positioned within minutes of shops & schools, this 3 bedroom, BV home has been well-maintained & offers more than meets the eye. All bedroms have robes, the main bedrooms has dual entry access to bathroom, and the living space is open with slate flooring. A modern kitchen has dishwasher, gas cook top, pantry & ample cupboard space. Covered entertaining area at the rear leads to a good sized yard complete with above ground pool & storage sheds. Modern comforts include s/system air-con, gas heating & tandem carport. Sale $320,000 - $345,000 View As Advertised or By Appointment Anthony Millard 0438 633 488 Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 5986 4900

LAND LIST Rosebud 52 Avalon Drive

42 Avalon Drive Rosebud

Size: 819sqm Sale: $245,000 - $265,000 Agent: Jeffrey George 0407 659 552

Size: 810sqm Sale: $240,000 - $260,000 Agent: Jeffrey George 0407 659 552

47a Fairway Grove Rosebud

10 Peppermint Court Rosebud

Size: Sale:

Size: 2007sqm Sale: Offers over $395,000 Agent: Shane Fox 0408 272 325

720sqm $300,000 - $330,000

Agent: Salliee Del Col

0431 685 918

1 Murray Street McCrae

50 Tonkin Street Safety Beach

Size: 946sqm Sale: $440,000 - $480,000 Agent: Anthony Millard 0438 633 488

Size: 776sqm Sale: $369,950 Agent: Anthony Millard 0438 633 488

2-6 Bourke Road Red Hill

8-12 Bourke Road Red Hill

Size: 4680sqm Sale: $420,000 - $460,000 Agent: Craig Bennie 0430 448 808

Size: 6497sqm Sale: $460,000 - $510,000 Agent: Craig Bennie 0430 448 808

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Excellent Exposure

Warehouse / Factory + Takeaway Shop

Dual access corner block measuring 1474m2 situated on Frankston-Flinders Road and Sages Road. Zoned Business 1, the site is let to a hand car wash + kebab shop with permits. 10 year lease with a 10 year option. Returning $80,000pa + GST + Ogs. CPI + market reviews in lease. Zoning allows for 2-3 storey development + underground carpark (STCA). Brick workshop (9mx7m) with toilet & dual roller doors. Site has threephase power. Long settlement available.

Located just off Frankston Dandenong Road, this site has at the front, a take away shop of approx. 82sqm which is leased until January 2013 with 2 x 3 year options. Current rental is $24,288 pa (Gross) plus GST. At the back is a warehouse of approx. 454sqm which is vacant. Rental is $27,000 PA plus GST. Keep as an investment or occupy the rear factory, the choice is yours!

For Sale:



For Sale: $730,000 For Lease: $33,000 per annum (REDUCED)

artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impression


showroom/warehouses for sale or lease 61 watt road mornington

Chicken Farm With Solid Future

As New With Excellent Exposure

Situated on a large 25 acre (approx) block, this operational broiler chicken farm, converted to and operating as free range, features all necessary P & E with capacity for 104,400 free range and 144,000 under broiler operation. There may be room to grow, STCA for addition of more shedding. Current Inghams contract with excellent future prospects. Property also includes 4BR, 2 bathroom home with separate unit. Property is serviced by mains water with bore and dams.

One of four new factories along Frankston-Flinders Road â&#x20AC;˘ 7 car spaces â&#x20AC;˘PĂ RRUVSDFHPPH]]DQLQH PWRWDO â&#x20AC;˘ 3 phase power â&#x20AC;˘ 2 toilets â&#x20AC;˘,QWHUQDORIĂ&#x20AC;FHVVWRUDJHDUHD â&#x20AC;˘ Fire hydrants + extinguishers

For Sale: $3,500,000

For Sale:

DOMINIC TALLON Phone: 0408 528 857

the peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new benchmark for business

t Brand new showroom/warehouses t Premium quality, efďŹ cient spaces t Flexible designs to suit with great proďŹ le t Areas from 366m2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 610m2 approx t Ideal for owner occupiers & SMSF investment t Call to arrange an inspection

$875,000 + GST

ALF TALLON Phone: 5979 3000

35 High Street, Hastings

5979 3000


Local Agents with Local Knowledge For Over 50 Years

5976 5900 Michelle Adams 0407 743 858 Kara James 0412 939 224


Level 1, 1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs 3201

Andrew Smith 0407 936 969 Cheryl Yeats 0416 098 718

Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 Linda Ellis 0400 480 397


Local Agents with Local Knowledge For Over 50 Years HASTINGS - FOR LEASE



9775 1535

220 - 222 Main St, Mornington 3931

$3240 per calendar month + OGS + GST



Sid Ferguson 0419 955 177 +DVWLQJV2IĂ&#x20AC;FH



HASTINGS - FOR SALE Asking $298,000 + GST






1/97 High Street 14 Balnarring Village MORNINGTON NEWS realestate 2 July 2013 03 5979 1888 03 5983 5509


1/97 High Street 14 Balnarring Village

03 5979 1888 03 5983 5509


Dromana pier petition goes to the parliament A PETITION calling for replacement of Dromana’s pier and signed by almost 7000 people has been tabled in state parliament. The petition was created by the Association for Building Community in Dromana’s Save the Dromana Pier campaign, which started last August soon after it was told by Parks Victoria the 1960 pier had concrete cancer and could be closed within eight years if not repaired. The tabling of the petition was organised by Nepean MP Martin Dixon but carried out by his Liberal colleague David Morris, the MP for Mornington, as Mr Dixon is a minister and cannot table petitions due to parliamentary rules. Save the Dromana Pier committee chairman Ray Barnard-Brown said the campaign was started after the demolition at short notice of the tower on Arthurs Seat last August. “The tower was pulled down after Parks Victoria said it had concrete cancer and could not be saved,” he said. “The association decided the same fate could meet the pier, which also has concrete cancer. It is caused by moisture penetrating the concrete and corroding reinforcing steel. Rust produced by the corrosion expands and causes the concrete to split and eventually fall away, allowing the corrosion to accelerate until the concrete is no longer safe to use.” Mr Barnard-Brown said the campaign was designed to bring the matter to the attention of the public in and around Dromana.

“Hopefully, it will create a demand by the public that the pier must be replaced immediately after it is demolished. This is likely to occur within eight to 10 years, perhaps less.” He said Parks Victoria was “willing to replace the pier but funds must be available to do so without delay or the replacement will be deferred and perhaps never carried out”. “Imagine Dromana without the pier – it cannot be allowed to happen. “Mr Dixon said the 7000-signature petition was the second or third biggest he could remember. “The tabling of the petition closes phase 1 of the Save the Dromana Pier committee’s work and it must now endeavour to keep the issue before the public over the coming years until the pier is replaced.” A pier of some kind has existed at Dromana since 1862. It was once the second-longest on Port Phillip at 1200 metres. It was used by fishing boats and had a rail line to move timber and other goods onto cargo ships. It hosted the famous paddlesteamers Golden Crown, Lonsdale, Ozone, Hygeia and Weeroona during the golden age of sea travel on Port Phillip between the 1880s and 1942 when the last steamer, Weeroona, ceased operating.  For details of the campaign, contact Association for Building Community in Dromana, PO Box 150, Dromana 3936 or email:

Rust never sleeps: Top, Dromana pier has concrete cancer and might last only another 8-10 years. Picture: Yanni

Left, a petition has been tabled in the parliament calling for its replacement. At the parliament were, from left, Ray Barnard-Brown of ABCD, Mornington MP David Morris, David Buchanan and Gary Howard of ABCD, and Nepean MP Martin Dixon.

Pool foreshore site off preferred list By Mike Hast SHIRE councillors have removed the Rosebud foreshore site as the preferred location for the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA). The move at the 11 June council meeting reverses a decision made in March 2012. It was led by the shire’s youngest councillor, Andrew Dixon, 26, who was elected to one of three seats in the Briars Ward last October. The decision puts the inland site at Wannaeue Place (Rosebud Central shopping centre) on an equal footing with the foreshore site. Councillors will consider the two sites at a workshop on 23 July before again debating the long-running project at a subsequent council meeting. Last year the council bought Rosebud Central for $5.1 million and two buildings in adjacent Ninth Avenue as a possible alternative site for SPA. The shopping centre is occupied by 10 specialty shops and Ritchies IGA supermarket, whose lease expires in July. Council officers have been preparing


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a comparison of the two sites. In his notice of motion, Cr Dixon said abandoning the foreshore site would “break the deadlock that has plagued this project and the council for too long”. He also called for a report on ways to raise extra revenue to allow SPA to be built, which could include “the inclusion of additional ground floor commercial space, second-floor leisure and community space, and multi-level residential space”. “With the right approach to commercial and residential real estate, the centre may be able to cover losses generated by other community infrastructure, like Pelican Park [in Hastings] or our library network,” he said. Cr Dixon’s call for this report was not supported by his colleagues and lapsed. During the election campaign, Cr Dixon said he did not support SPA on the foreshore or at any other location but has since voted for it on two occasions. His move has surprised council watchers who thought he would continue supporting the foreshore site. During debate, Cr Hugh Fraser said

he supported Cr Dixon as circumstances had changed since the vote in 2012. There had been a geotechnical report that had revealed a number of problems with the foreshore, he said. Piles for SPA would have to be sunk 14 metres, adding 15 to 25 per cent to the centre’s total cost. The report Port Phillip Coastal Adaptation Pathways Program released earlier this year, which studied the Murray-Anderson Basin (Rosebud and McCrae), had warned that 74 per cent of land could be flooded between now and 2100, he said. Peninsula Link freeway had opened in January and Frankston Council’s $50 million aquatic centre was now just 30 minutes by road. The budget estimates showed the shire’s Pelican Park aquatic centre in Hastings was losing $850,000 a year. Information about SPA from 2005 was now out of date, Cr Fraser said. Cr David Gibb, champion of the SPA foreshore site, said Cr Dixon’s motion was naïve but he understood his motive. No decision should be made until after the workshop on 23 July, he said.

“I’m happy for SPA to be built on the foreshore or at Wannaeue Place,” he said. Building at Wannaeue Place would be more expensive, he said. He called the Port Phillip Coastal Adaptation Pathways Program report a “beat-up”. Flooding of Rosebud and McCrae would only occur if four things occurred at once, which was remote, he said. Cr Tim Rodgers was almost apoplectic when he spoke. “The Port Phillip Coastal Adaptation report is not a beat-up,” he said. He asked Cr Gibb if he was asleep at the report workshop, drawing a rebuke from meeting chairman Cr Lynn Bowden about making personal remarks. “Sea level rise is one issue and the AECOM report [into building the pool on the foreshore] has raised other issues,” Cr Rodgers said. He said SPA would cost an extra $7 million on the foreshore. Broad-based community support for the foreshore site has yet to be proved, he said. Cr Frank Martin said he had built

two buildings at Port Melbourne and didn’t see the foreshore site as a problem. “You just drive the piles down until refusal,” he said. “Venice was built on piles and it’s still standing,” he said. Cr Anne Shaw said she believed in sea level rise but the design life of SPA was 50 years. “The pool at Frankston doesn’t help our young people,” she said. Cr Bev Colomb said the SPA saga had been characterised by a lack of information. “We still haven’t had conversations with experts,” she said. There was a regional aquatic centre proposed for the Fleurieu Peninsula [in South Australia; being built by the City of Victor Harbour] and the council had said to residents “if you want a pool, this is what it will cost and these are the ongoing costs”. Cr Colomb said this had not happened with SPA. “Many seaside towns wouldn’t consider major infrastructure on the foreshore.” Cr Dixon’s motion passed 5-4. Cr Graham Pittock was not in the chamber and Cr David Garnock was on leave.

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Possum on the menu as owl numbers decline ANALYSIS of droppings from a powerful owl pair and their young in the Hastings area reveals 96 per cent of their diet is ringtail possums. The story is contained in the June edition of Mornington Peninsula Birdlife newsletter. Josh Gunn, a conservation ranger with Mornington Peninsula Shire, reported that after finding the owls “we decided to collect the owl pellets and have them analysed to gain an insight into the owl’s diet”. “We also thought this would be a good way to see what mammals were present in the reserve. “The majority of the pellets were collected from under the roost site of the juvenile owl.” Tests were conducted by renowned Frankston zoologist Hans Brunner, one of the world’s fore-

most experts on mammal hair analysis. After developing a technique for identifying the hair of mammals, Mr Brunner wrote a landmark book in 1974, The Identification of Mammalian Hair, which is still used today by animal forensic experts around the world. “The analysis involves teasing the pellets apart to separate the hairs,” Mr Gunn said. “The diagnostic features of the hairs are then analysed to identify which species the hairs belong to. These features include hair length, hair colour and shape of the cross-section of the hair, which is observed through a microscope. “Of 27 pellets analysed, 96 per cent contained ringtail possum and 9 per cent contained brushtail possum. There were also some feathers and insect

remains found. “After further investigation of the powerful owl diet, I found the results align with their average diet.” Mr Gunn said arboreal [tree-living] mammals make up more than 90 per cent of the powerful owl’s diet. “Of this, ringtail possum is the greatest component, consisting of between 65 and 90 per cent. “The greater glider is next, then sugar glider and brushtail possum respectively. “In areas where greater gliders are not present, the component of ringtail possum in the diet is at its highest. “In urban areas or those that are greatly disturbed, brushtail possum may make up a greater


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component of the diet, which is most likely to be due to a greater abundance. “In many cases it is juvenile brushtail possums that are targeted by being plucked from the backs of their parents.” Mr Gunn said other sources of powerful owl food included young koalas, flying foxes, antechinus, rats, rabbits, invertebrates and a wide variety of birds. “The Hastings powerful owls are thought to have been in the area for at least two years with reports from neighbouring residents seeing them in their backyards. “Whether they just use this area for breeding or are permanent residents of the reserve is unknown. “Future monitoring will hopefully give us a better idea of how this area is used by the owls and their breeding success.” Mr Brunner said some of the pellets contained bones 40mm long, which showed they came from large adult owls. On Radio Port Phillip’s Environment Show, Danny Vitz of BirdLife Mornington Peninsula said a recent survey revealed there were 16 nesting sites of powerful owls on the peninsula but just three breeding pairs had been sighted. Mornington Peninsula field ecologist and mammal expert Mal Legg said powerful owls were listed as vulnerable on the peninsula. “They mainly live in the hinterland at places like Red Hill and Main Ridge but have been seen as far south as Point Nepean,” he said. A powerful owl pair could have a range of up to 1000 hectares. Mr Brunner said he was not surprised at the low number of owls. “Ringtail possums have died in their thousands in the past three years during heatwaves,” he said. Mike Hast Out on a limb: A powerful owl with its dinner – a brushtail possum. Picture: National Parks Association of ACT

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Feathers and fur: Store manager Jenny Shoobert and resident vet Dr Stephanie Gore with a couple of their friends. Picture: Cameron McCullough

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Lots happening at Santa’s Place SANTA’S Place in Moorooduc hasn’t been taking it easy since Christmas. It has been a hive of activity with worker-elves getting all manner of things accomplished. Judy Reaper said: “Santa’s Place is pleased to announce we now have a liquor licence and will be able to serve alcohol.” “Our popular coffee shop will be back again this year, with some great improvements. It is family friendly,

and has a mother’s room. It also has disabled access.” Christmas will come around fast, and Santa’s Place is kicking off the run-up with a July sale, right through the month.“There will be big discounts on everything, so get in early and save. “There will be new stock arriving every week between now and Christmas, and new sale items during the entire six-month period. “As usual, the shop is a hotbed of ideas on how you can

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Lost in Westerport Bay, Glasgow woman fined over suspicious dealings Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, July 5 1913. THE following article, bearing on the letter under the above heading appearing in our columns on 28th June, is taken from the “Woonthaggi Criterion”:“In last Thursday’s ‘Age’ a passenger on the SS Genista from Cowes to Stony Point (a 20 minutes voyage), related a blood-curdling experience of the sea under the title of ‘Lost in Westernport’. It appears that the steamer was beset by a fog which lasted some minutes, and the engines were slowed down for a short time. Meanwhile the vessel was drifting on the placid waters of the land-locked bay and dreadful visions of the fate of the Titanic arose in the writer’s mind. But he did not entirely lose his head. He carefully counted the life buoys, life belts, floating seats and life boat; but alas! they were all inadequate, for there were seven passengers on board and the result of the examination was only an increase of his alarm. ‘The horrible fact dawned upon us,’ he says, ‘that we were lost at sea, drifting heaven knows whether, at the mercy of wind and wave, heatless, compassless, and unfriended,’ for his critical eye had judged the compass to be out of order. All at once the Genista, which had never been more than three or four miles from terra firma, landed her passengers in safety, and the woefully befunked seafarer was able to breathe again. No more harrowing story of the perils of the sea has been written since the recital of the lamentable Wreak of the Puffin’ Billy in the 12ft square pond of a London garden. One shudders to think what would happen to

this alarmist traveller if he appeared to be lost in a fog in a quarter acre Gippsland paddock, with no human habitation nearer than 15 yards. *** A WOMEN was fined at Glasgow under the Children’s Act for selling to little boys of seven and nine a composition of dandelion and other substances, with the name of ‘The Boy’s Smoking Mixture.’ *** MESSRS A. Perrott and Co., have purchased the butchering business at Hastings lately carried on by Mr F. Piper. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will conduct their usual monthly sale at Somerville on Wednesday next, 9th July. Particulars are advertised. *** LARGE quantities of Swede turnips have been grown in the Somerville district this season, and have proved profitable to the growers. Winter spraying has been started, and orchardists would appreciate a fine spell of weather. *** MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son will conduct an auction sale at Hastings on Friday and Saturday next, July 11th and 12th, when, under instruction from Mr M. O’Neill, they will offer for sale his stock of drapery, groceries, etc. The same firm will also, on 18th July, offer for sale the stock, plant and furniture of Mr A. E. Hitchins, on his farm three miles from Bittern. *** VOTERS’ Lists and Separate Voters’ Lists are now open for inspection between the 8th and 14th July, for the following ridings of the Shire of

Frankston and Hastings:- North Riding, Shannon’s Store; Centre Riding, P.O. Somerville; East Riding, P.O. Hastings. The same can be inspected between the same dates at the Mornington shire hall for the Shire of Mornington. *** THE Frankston Brass Band will play selections in Bay Street, Frankston, on this Saturday evening (weather permitting). *** DESPITE the low prices ruling for fruit through the early part of this season, there is no diminuition in the demand for fruit trees. There seems to be no end to the quantity despatched from the Somerville district. *** THERE have been a number of cases of tonsilitis in the Somerville district lately, and the last to fall a victim is our genial State School teacher, Mr G. Reed. The school has been closed temporarily. *** THE Rabbit Inspector (Mr J. Kelleher) has drawn our attention to a slight error in the article headed ‘A Talk with the new Rabbit Inspector.’ The words ‘lay thickly in a burrow’ should read ‘lay thickly in a furrow.’ He has also informed us that a shallow, narrow furrow is the best. *** THE Frankston Club has now completed its preparations, and is to open its new billiards room tonight at 7.30. In our advertising columns the club announces its intention of having the billiards room open every evening from 7.30. The table is full size, one of Alcock’s best, and in perfect order, having had only a few months’ use.

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an enjoyable evening for a greater number of the leading residents of the district than any other that is held during the year. Almost every resident for miles round is now a member of the association, and at the annual social they may all be seen, both young and old, dancing and singing until the early hours, and then when tired out, express the fact that they have had a most enjoyable evening. There was not however quite as many present on this occasion, especially from the Hastings district. During the interval between the dances, songs were contributed by Mr H. Schmidt and Miss Doris Unthank, recitations by Mr Boe and a very appropriate address on Tyabb’s first show by Mr Boe, and a stepdance by Cr Cole. A sumptuous laid out supper was provided by the ladies, and was heartily enjoyed about midnight. At the ordinary monthly meeting of the association, held on the 19th, Mr H. H. Halfield, of the Vacuum Oil Co., delivered a very interesting lecture on spraying oils and the way in which they are prepared. The assistant chemist, of the same company, had also intended to be present and give practical demonstrations showing how the various preparations are distilled from the crude oil, but unfortunately missed the train at the last moment, but Mr Hadfield promised that on some future occasion he would make arrangements for another demonstration of the same kind, and make sure that the chemist and the “still” would be present. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Hatfield, for his very interesting address.

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Frog day afternoon: painting myself into a corner By Stuart McCullough I HAVE no idea what we were thinking. Neither of us had started the day declaring that we needed to find and purchase the worst piece of art in the known universe. Particularly one that featured as its subject that most mysterious and mythical of creatures: the frog. But by the time the sun had been swallowed by the earth, we had done exactly that. I can only attribute our decision to part with an amount of money in exchange for a painting that neither of us liked to look at, much less wanted to own, as being the result of panic on my part. I’m not even sure of its official title. But if I had to guess, I’d say it was something along the lines of Frog Conference, as it features four amphibians sitting on lily pads in a swamp, presumably discussing matters of importance such as the impact of the high Australian dollar on the export market or, possibly, whether anyone from Team Joel has a cinder’s chance in hell of winning The Voice. Some works of art are hypnotic; they make it almost impossible to look away. This one defied convention and

seemed to actively spurn eye contact. How we became the owners of this abomination says a lot about how eager we are not to disappoint others. We were driving through the countryside when we spotted a small bluestone building promising both “art” and “craft”. This, as things transpired, was putting things far too highly. However, it’s true to say that a store of this kind will rarely take an entirely honest approach to its contents. It’s enough to say that

you never see shops offering “bad pottery” or “dud paintings”. The warning signs were obvious, even if the one at the front of the shop was not. As we entered, the guy behind the counter looked surprised if not a little alarmed to see us. It was immediately apparent that we were the first people to step inside for quite some time. A small stereo sat on the counter and the sounds of Pour Some Sugar On Me by pop-metal poodles Def Leppard trick-

led out. The walls were lined with shelves and gave you the sense that the room was starting to close in on itself. Every available surface was covered with objects, all of which were equally hideous to the eye. There were pottery frogs of every conceivable shape, size and dimension. It was as if we had stumbled into some kind of small-town cult where amphibians were regarded as deities to be worshipped. And, of course, turned into pottery figurines that sold for $12 a pop. Having been initially alarmed at our appearance, the gentleman at the front counter had now decided to talk up the place, asking us what we thought. A thousand descriptors sprang to mind, but the only one to escape my lips was, “It’s lovely”. A sign hanging from one of the shelves declared that if you break something, you’ve bought it. For a moment I thought this was an invitation. Perhaps others had been so outraged by mediocre ceramic amphibians that they were unable to contain their anger, smashing pottery frogs to spare others from a fate worse than Def Leppard before being hauled away.

He began to follow us as we walked through the store. Whether he had us pegged as potential shoplifters or simply hadn’t seen other people in such a long time and had forgotten how to interact, I couldn’t say. Whatever the reason, it created a pressure-cooker environment, one in which we felt compelled to do anything other than leave empty-handed. Pottery was clearly out of the question – what possible use could I have for a ceramic frog? Whereas a painting of several frogs hanging out and discussing the weather is something you can use every day. After a couple of laps to try and lose the shop assistant, we settled for a painting. To suggest that it was possibly the best of a bad bunch doesn’t really do it justice. I was probably holding it, thinking to myself how extremely vulgar and – to be frank – incredibly brown the piece was when the man who ran the store asked whether he should run it through the register. For a moment, I couldn’t speak. Perhaps there was a frog in my throat. Given the circumstances, it would be no surprise if one of those little


beggars had managed to slip in and take up residence in my oesophagus. “Thanks,” was all I managed to utter. Like lightning, the man had whipped the painting out of my hands and was wiping away the cobwebs from the register. It was too late; I was stuck. When we got home a few days later, Frog Conference was given pride of place. Which, in our house, just so happens to under the bed along with the emergency toolkit, some old sneakers and the free weights I no longer use. It was by chance that I stumbled across it a few days ago. It remains as stubbornly ugly as the day we first bought it. Oscar Wilde once wrote that “all art is quite useless”. I suspect he wrote those words while staring at a print of Frog Conference and listening to Pour Some Sugar On Me. I think he had a point. I have no idea what to do with the thing. My fear is that, some time in the future, I will overlook someone’s birthday and need a gift at short notice. Should I ever give you a painting of a bunch of frogs, let me simply say in advance: better you than me.

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A Grain of Salt I WAS never big on Lady Julia. I’ve worked with and under females for years; in theatre, racetracks and union committee meetings. Bosses and equals; some good, some not so good, like men. I liked her as Deputy PM; she answered the questions, but I figured back then she would be a different kettle of fish as numero ono; more of an instinct based on past experiences. A dyed in the wool leftwing unionist; not an enemy, but a hardline opponent. I was sad when her lot shoved it up Kevvy, the wowser who cost me a fortune in cigarettes. He didn’t deserve that, albeit he was into self-love. All up she’s done more good things than messy ones but overall is low on my list of heroes. I’m a Labor voter, or more to the point I’d never vote for the Conservatives. It’s all very messy at the moment, both sides, with the waters further muddied by the media vultures. We wait and watch. *** FROM NSW rugby league skipper Paul Gallen after being suspended for one match for fighting: “It’s a man’s game.” Mark Robinson, Herald Sun football reporter, repeats this mantra on a weekly basis. So what does it mean

aside from telling us they’re in favour of thuggery? I suspect both would use another ridiculous phrase when it suits them, like “It’s un-Australian”. Maybe there’s an inference as to their misogynous thinking? The Australian women’s cricket team plays a tough brand of cricket. One wonders what the boys would say if they went the biff. *** IT’S all a bit weird really. We have our mates (the Yanks) on the attack with Edward Snowden and Julian Assange classed as the epitome of evil while at the same time our American mates are reading this column on my computer. I liked this one, from Adrian Tabor in Point Lonsdale: “My wife sent me a shopping list in an email. I lost it. Will the AFP find it for me, please?” In fairness I should mention that while Assange supporters hold him up as a banner of truth, they don’t seem to mind that he doesn’t apply his same principles to accessing Chinese or Russian secrets. *** INTERESTING to read of Nathan Buckley’s talk of “non-negotiables” and the leadership group. “It gives the players ownership of their destiny and the way they want to go about their

football and the values they expect to adhere.” Apparently they have this “leading teams” group overseeing this philosophy. I’m wondering how all this will shape up if (say) our captain or one or two others of the leadership group lose form? Human nature is never far away? *** TONY: “A country working and paying taxes from day one.” Let’s hope this includes everyone, like illegal drug pushers and fixing those tax avoidance schemes. Here on our glorious Mornington Peninsula (despite a Third World bus service), a cash economy abounds out of necessity. If the cost of my cappuccino increases by 50 cents, bang goes another $200 a year. As far as I know, Cerberus was named after a mythical, three-headed dog guarding the gates to hell. It stands to reason therefore if we relocate our naval establishment to the tip of Point Nepean we will go a long way toward stopping the boats? Will “Labor’s border protection crisis” as told to us become the “Liberals’ border protection crisis”? Well, yes, but we can expect our

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media to explain it in a nicer way, like “Tony rolled his sleeves up to correct Julia’s mistakes”. Whatever. *** THIRTY-nine Australians have been removed as members of the Order of Australia. Those who interest me are Brian Quinn, Clinton Condon, Frank De Stefano, Dick Pratt, Steve Vizard and Alan Bond, all super-rich men before the event that caused their reputation to be tarnished. I ask myself why, with all the money (and power) they have as a comfort and part of their everyday lifestyle – something that 99 per cent of us will never have – do they lie and cheat to accumulate even more? An apartment 270 metres above Melbourne is for sale at $18 million; Eureka Tower. The entire 84th floor no less; swisho everything including uninterrupted views extending to LahLah Land. If they offerred it to me with a rental deal at $100 a week and the proviso that I must live there for five years (health and holidays permitting), I’d tell them to go jump. Those half dozen disgraced men could have bought something like this, if they didn’t already have it, but no, they settle to

By Cliff Ellen cheat to accumulate more. Fascinating. *** THE anorexic idealisation of women is not my cup of green tea. Betty Grable, even Mae West for me. When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it. Passion without commitment is useless. “I met an old lady once, almost 100 years old, and she told me, ‘There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And who’s in charge?’” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Farewell Betty Burstall, founder of La Mama 1968; structure, metal, substance. Hooroo.


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Bulls put Redlegs to the sword as Mornington’s season slips away PENINSULA LEAGUE

By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly KARINGAL has jumped back into the top three after smashing Mt Eliza by almost 10 goals in Peninsula League. In the past six weeks, Mt Eliza has been the most consistent and dominant side in the competition, but Karingal put the Redlegs to the sword on Saturday. It was an emphatic victory for the Bulls, 18.9-117 to 9.4-58, who once again proved their best is good enough to win the flag. Small forward Dale Alanis was brilliant for his side with six goals, while Chris Hay’s inclusion in the team in the past fortnight has straightened up the Bulls. Grant Goodall was at his dominant best in the ruck, while David Hirst has also hit a purple patch of form after a slow start to the season. It was also good to see coach Brendan Dunne back in familiar territory, dominating proceedings in defence. The Bulls choked the free-running Redlegs through the middle, preventing key target Scott Lockwood from having one-out tussles all afternoon. Lockwood was restricted to one goal. Jimmy Clayton and Rohan Heasley were the best of the Redlegs while Sam Gill was again among the team’s better performers. The loss has seen the Redlegs drop

from outright second, where they were a game clear, to fifth position, 21 per cent behind Bonbeach, which claimed second place. Edithvale-Aspendale got back onto the winner’s list, ending Mornington’s season on Saturday. The Eagles opened the game in lively fashion, leading by three goals at quarter time and by five goals at the major break. However, with its season on the line, Mornington hit back in the third and got within a point at the change. Michael Altenkirch, Anthony Simpson and Daniel Moss were up and about for the Dogs while Smeeton and Forato racked up possessions. The Eagles settled the better in the last quarter through the likes of Matt Kremmer in attack with five goals, Nick Connellan in the back line and man mountain Markham Johnson in the ruck. In a tense final quarter, the visitors ran out winners 12.15-87 to 10.14-74. Mornington coach Stuart Seagar refused to concede his team’s season was over. “Things are very tough for us now, sitting two games outside the five, but I still believe in the group and that our best is good enough against the top sides,” he said. “While we don’t like to use excuses, the reality is that we have been hit pretty hard by injuries.

“The loss of Warwick Miller overseas hurt us because he’s one of the best three players in the competition, and I think people underestimate the loss of Josh McLerie, who was sensational for us down back. “Jackson Calder now gets doubleand triple-teamed by the opposition backs and our young blokes are starting to feel the pinch of a tough preseason and tough competition. “There is no rest for teams this year. There are no easy games and it’s a challenge to come up every week, especially for one of the youngest lists in the competition.” Mornington is now two games and 11 per cent outside the top five. In a close season, it’s going to be extremely tough from here for the Dogs to play finals. Importantly, Bonbeach grabbed an additional 18 per cent after belting Chelsea by a whopping 170 points. The Sharks have a percentage of 129, 11 per cent higher than thirdplaced Karingal and 21 per cent better than fifth-placed Mt Eliza. In a tight season, the win will prove to be significant. The Sharks booted eight goals in the first quarter, eight in the second, 10 in the third and six in the last to win 32.13-205 to 5.5-35. Bonbeach had 12 goalscorers, seven multiple and six who booted three or more.

Calhan McQueen finished the afternoon with a career-high seven goals, Shane McDonald booted five, Shaun Foster four and Mark Tyrell was again outstanding. Ricky Ferraro played well and Paul Rebeschini dominated. Josh Bull played his best game of the season for the Sharks. It was a long day at the office for the Gulls. Brad Clark worked tirelessly, Ryan Stewart tried his heart out and Niz Abdallah did well for the second week on the trot. Frankston YCW had a big scare at Lloyd Park against Langwarrin before steadying late in the game to win by 20 points, 13.7-85 to 9.11-65. The Kangas dominated the first quarter, keeping the reigning champions goalless, but squandered opportunities, kicking 2.5 for the term. As expected, the Stonecats got back into the game in the second term with Ben Tellis and Jack Mazurek getting plenty of the footy. Michael Chaplin was also starting to have an influence in attack. Regardless, the Kangas led by a goal at the big interval. Frankston YCW got out to a five-goal break in the third before Langwarrin kicked the final three goals of the quarter to trail by a kick at three-quarter time. Jason Curry and Jimmi Johnson were getting plenty of it and Mitch

Gill-Furness played his best game for the season. Aaron Shaw with three goals and Luke Damon, also with three, were proving to be a handful for the usually sure Stonecats defence. Langwarrin kicked the first goal of the last quarter to draw level, but the Stonecats steadied and recorded a hard-fought win. The result highlighted how close the competition is between top and bottom. It also showed the onceunstoppable Stonecats can be beaten. In good news for the competition, power ruckman Ash Eames is just three weeks away from playing. Seaford had its season on the line on Saturday against Pines. It was also a day of celebration for the 1993 premiership teams. The Tigers responded, kicking 15 goals to eight in the second half to completely outclass the Pythons. Tommy Shaw booted six goals and Aaron Walton, Dylan Sloan and teenager Rourke Fisher dominated for the Tigers, who led by just four points at half-time. However, they were sensational in the second half, winning 23.11-149 to 15.9-99. Dale Tedge with three goals, Beau Hendry and Nick Wilcox were the best of the Pythons. Pines is in sixth position, six per cent ahead of Seaford, now in seventh.

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track: coach By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly DEVON Meadows coach Brent Clinnick believes his club is on the right track for sustained success, despite winning just one game this season. Clinnick, who was reappointed coach for the 2014 season, said my comments about him and his players were “unfounded and absolutely untrue”. Clinnick was scathing of comments made by me in The News last week and in the Football Record. For the record, I wrote that Devon Meadows played a defensive zone brand of football that it was unable to execute. I also questioned the team’s lack of Plan B and believed the players looked lost during games. The remarks were based on seeing Devon Meadows’ games against Somerville (the only win) and Pearcedale. Clinnick said he and his players were left bewildered by the comments. “We simply don’t have a defensive game plan. We don’t train that way and we don’t play that way,” he said. “It may appear that way when we are under the pump because the players go into their shells. This has happened to us quite a bit. However, to say that we plan to push numbers behind the ball is just not right. “We need to play to our strengths. We don’t have body size like others

in the competition. We need to defend wide and find players with space when we bring the ball out of defence. If that means we kick it across the ground to someone 40 metres on their own, that’s the way we play. “Defending wide also makes it tough for the opposition to put our backs under pressure if we turn the footy over. “You need to remember that we are coming from a long way back. “We haven’t played finals since 2001 and the culture of the club is not a winning one. “We also came into this season without the top three in last year’s best and fairest – David Velardo (gone to Oakleigh Districts), Billy Hayes (working in Darwin) and Jesse Dehey (broken foot). “Many of our good players like Callum O’Hare and Ash Adams don’t do much of a preseason because of cricket. “In the past two years we have recruited 20- and 21-year-olds who will be good players for us for many years to come. “We want sustained success, not a quick fix. With that comes some speed humps along the way. “We are all trying very hard to turn things around and it doesn’t help when we read what you’re writing in the media,” Clinnick told me.


Understrength Bombers see off Pearcedale as Sharks tear apart Somerville NEPEAN LEAGUE

By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly FRANKSTON Bombers defied the odds on Saturday in Nepean League, overcoming a host of injuries to beat Pearcedale by the smallest of margins. The Bombers went into the match without top-liners including coach Duncan Proud, Jeremy Waixel, Allan Williams, Jay Reynolds, Marcus Bate, Luke Lewis and James Degenhardt. Proud, Williams and Waixel represented half of the Bombers’ backline. Proud said Williams and Degenhardt were expected back this week, while he, Waixel and Lewis were expected “to be right after the bye”. Reynolds, who tore a medial against Dromana, might be back before the finals. For Pearcedale, Frankston Bombers were ripe for the picking. The Panthers welcomed back Pat Heijden and Byron Hoe but lost coach Ben Cadd to work commitments. If ever Pearcedale was going to beat Frankston, this was it. And it looked as though it was going to happen when the home side booted six goals to two in the first quarter. Proud gave his Bombers’ charges a good, old-fashioned spray at the break, pleading with his players to reset their structures and play to the game plan. The Panthers extended their lead beyond six goals midway through the second quarter before Frankston clicked into gear. As requested by the coach, the Bombers started to use the footy better than the opposition, while the Panthers began to cough up the footy coming out of defence. Frankston key forwards Zac Longham (two goals) and Scott Foster (four) started to get some opportunities and Brian O’Carroll was in vintage form. O’Carroll’s run and ball use through the middle was match-turning,

while young Josh Francis on a wing dominated and did not waste a single possession. The Bombers kicked the last three goals of the second term to get within 11 points at half-time. Pearcedale kept its nose in front in the third but by the midway mark of the final quarter, Frankston hit the front. Pearcedale full-forward Pat Heijden and opponent Sam Drake, who took the honours, went toe to toe in one last-ditch effort for Pearcedale with a minute on the clock, but Frankston cleared, took the ball up the other end and won by a point, 12.15-87 to 13.8-86. Chris Fortnam was outstanding for the Panthers, as was Chris Hensby, while Ben Mitchell won the battle in the ruck against Haydn Moore. As expected, Duncan Proud was very happy after the match. “It was going to be a tough ask with that many players out of the side but I couldn’t be happier to come away with the four points,” he said. “We have played 11 blokes under the age of 21 in the past couple of weeks and they have really stood up. “Brian O’Carroll and Shane Vandervalk were great in helping us get back into the game when we were six goals down and I thought Nathan and Ryan Lonie really stood up in the second half. Sam Drake and Josh Francis were also great, while Jack Foster came up from the under-18s and was sensational across halfback.” On the other side of the fence, Josh Beard, who took the Pearcedale reins in the absence of coach Ben Cadd, was devastated with his team’s performance. “We just turned over the footy far too much and all credit to Frankston; they made us pay,” he said. “Losing Dylan Hoare early cost us too because he was up and about, and is such an important player. “We had our fair share of chances to win but poor use of the football

and bad decision-making at key times was the reason we lost. We just have to get better at these areas if we want to play finals and have an impact. After a big week off the field with the departure of coach Brad Coller, Tyabb’s onfield woes continued when it lost to Rye by 89 points. Coller and the club parted ways and star Ryan Jones headed home to Cranbourne after being cleared. The decision for Coller to leave was “mutual”, according to the former coach (see full story in sports section). With Ray Hallal at the helm, the Yabbies were far from competitive against the Demons, losing 7.3-45 to 20.14-134. Rye welcomed for the first time this season one of its star recruits in Troy Wright, who broke a foot in a practice match. He booted three goals, while Ben Holmes booted five and Ben WintersKerr four. Grant Wilson also kicked three goals in his 200th match, while Darren Booth and Adam Kirkwood continued their domination. Rye is just one game outside the five, but still has to play Dromana, Frankston Bombers and Sorrento. Pearcedale plays Tyabb, Crib Point, Devon Meadows, Red Hill and Rye.

The third team in the equation for the fifth spot is Crib Point, which plays Devon, Pearcedale, Hastings, Tyabb and Red Hill. Sorrento turned it on by belting Somerville by 105 points. We have been critical of Sorrento for not burying sides, but they did it on Saturday. Ben Schwarze booted six, James Hallahan four and a further eight players contributed on the scoreboard. Rhys Palmer was the best of the Eagles with two goals while Leigh Stewart also led from the front. Red Hill was up and about against Devon Meadows, winning 14.11-95 to 9.7-61. At half-time, the score was 10.5 to 2.6. The Panthers went into the game without key players Alex Doria, Dean Watson and Stefan Baumgartner. Dylan Jones booted four and Jarryd Douglas three for the Hillmen while Jake Mitchell and Jake Mold played well. Andrew Oldmeadow and Jack Henderson were good for Devon, and 16-year-old Kane Spring was outstanding across half-back. Panthers coach Brent Clinnick said it was another tough day. “Once again, a slow start cost us

early and we coughed up the footy far too often,” he said. “Our second half was good, outscoring them seven goals to four but we gave them too big a head start.” Rosebud once again was on fire and disposed of Hastings with relative ease. The Buds opened up a four-goal break in the first quarter and extended the margin at every change, winning 19.16-130 to 13.11-89. Ben Schultz made it three bags of seven in a row to move to 39 for the season, and Matty Payne kicked four to take him to 28. Sorrento’s Leigh Poholke leads the goalkicking table with 48, Ben Holmes is second on 43 and Pat Heijden has 40. Colin McVeigh was Hastings’ best with five goals and David Hull and Kain Stratton flew the flag yet again. Dromana easily accounted for Crib Point, although inaccuracy cost them a bigger than 60-point win. The Tigers kicked 16.19 to 8.7. Toby Banks was best on ground with four goals, and Sam Guerts and Braedan Dennis also were very good. Matt Sloper and Luke Herrington topped the list for the Pies.

Tyabb coach and club part ways By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly TYABB Football Club is officially in the market for a new coach after the club and coach Brad Coller agreed to part ways in the middle of last week. The rumour mill was rife, some saying Coller was sacked while the official word from Tyabb was he resigned. Coller told The News “the decision was mutual”. “The club was well aware that I wasn’t going to coach at Tyabb next season and it got to the stage where they wanted to start putting some things in place to prepare for 2014,” Coller said. “I agreed that it would be easier for them to do that if I wasn’t around.” Coller said the club was a fantastic one with many great people, but that wasn’t replicated on the ground. “It was a tough gig and off-field the

club was great, but we just couldn’t get it going on the field,” he said. “With 12 of your best players missing for two years, it makes it hard, but the reality is the buck stops with me.” Star forward Ryan Jones was cleared back to Cranbourne during the week. “Ryan came across to Tyabb with me in 2012 and I talked him into staying this season,” Coller said. “He was happy to stay on but he has a lot of mates at Cranbourne and I think they have been in his ear for a few weeks. “The club completely understood his stance and was more than happy for him to head back to Cranbourne. “I’m looking forward to just getting around and watching a few games. I’m not sure at this stage where I might bob up next season.”

’Buds beat Blues: Hastings went down to Rosebud by 41 points. Pictures: Andrew Hurst Mornington News 2 July 2013


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