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New CEO for ‘bulk port’

Creative flair: Artists Sarah, Kate and Emma at The Nook.

Artists making progress at The Nook THREE Commonfolk Studio artists drew inspiration from the Mornington Peninsula’s natural beauty for their first group exhibition, Safe Keeping. The exhibition combines the work of glass artist Sarah Dingwall, silversmith Kate Macindoe and artist Emma Morgan to explore the concept of preservation as well as their desire to protect

an object or moment. “Though we each make our artworks through different mediums, we noticed we all had similar themes to do with nature and preservation,” Morgan said. Inspired by the natural world, the artists’ work reflects their connection with places, memories, ideas and objects through their respective

mediums. “We’re really inspired by the beauty of the Mornington Peninsula as we have all grown up here,” Macindoe said. Their exhibition opened on Friday night at The Nook, 18 Progress St, Mornington, and is open 10am-5pm until Thursday. Visit the-nook.com.au

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MALCOLM Geier has been appointed the new chief executive officer of Port of Hasting Development Authority. He replaces Michael Kennedy, the former CEO of Mornington Peninsula Shire, who held the position for six months. Mr Geier has spent the past decade at the Port of Portland, the last six as business development manager. The state government curtailed the activities of the authority after its election in November 2014, seeing a dramatic cut in its budget and loss of most of its staff. Ports Minister Luke Donnellan, when announcing Mr Geier’s appointment, said the government supported Hastings being used as a “bulk port”. He said Portland had seen “significant increases in exports and volume” during Mr Geier’s tenure. “The Port of Hastings is an important asset for Victoria’s growing import and export market and offers significant development opportunities for bulk industries, including the refined fuel, oil and gas industries,” Mr Donnellan said. “Infrastructure Victoria will provide the government with advice regarding the preferred location for Victoria’s second container port. The advice will assess both Bay West and Hastings. “Whilst Infrastructure Victoria are conducting their second container port assessment the government expects the Port of Hastings to pursue non-container related business with the support of regional councils and businesses.”

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