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Mornington Art Show on again THE Rotary Club of Mornington is gearing up to host the 49th Mornington Art Show next month. Adding to the show’s significance is that – due to the pandemic lockdowns – it will be the first actual art show in Victoria in nearly 12 months. The show will open at the Peninsula Community Theatre, corner Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, on Friday 22 January and run until Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January. Rotary’s Brian Mann said after such a prolonged period of no physical art shows, he was expecting a large number of high quality artworks to be displayed for the public to view
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One Step Closer for Point Nepean
The University of Melbourne and Monash University has commenced work on a business case to support a proposed worldleading research and education field station at Point Nepean, following consultation and discussions with Parks Victoria. Both Universities have agreed to broad parameters for scoping the proposed centre which, if approved, would establish a coastal environment and climate change facility at the Quarantine Station Precinct. The Federal Government has already committed $25 million to the project, and the universities will develop a detailed business case for consideration by the Victorian and Federal governments. The field station, to be jointly operated by the two universities, would be an interdisciplinary science research and education facility focused on coastal environments, climate change, history and culture, the arts and community engagement. The project is expected to enhance Victoria’s standing as a hub for climate-related research and education and will deliver outcomes of global significance. Focus areas include research into dune management, coastal erosion and inundation, marine ecosystem preservation, pollution control, biodiversity conservation to provide opportunities to secure threatened flora and fauna, habitat restoration and management of Indigenous and settler heritage sites at risk of sea-level rise. The project aligns with the aspiration expressed in the Point Nepean Master Plan that the precinct be “a crossroads for specialists and the public to engage with research focused on coastal and terrestrial ecology, Traditional Owner knowledge of Country and environmental and cultural heritage”. The partnership also reflects the local community’s support for education and research opportunities that encompass Point Nepean’s unique landscape, rich biodiversity and deeply significant Indigenous, defence and maritime history. University of Melbourne Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Jim McCluskey said both universities are committed to extensive community engagement, adding that the proposed centre would deliver great benefits to Australia.
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“We have an exciting opportunity to create a worldrenowned interdisciplinary science research and education facility here in Victoria.” “The universities are focused on the environmental and cultural sensitivities of the Point Nepean precinct, and will work closely with all levels of government and the community on proposals for the area,” Professor McCluskey said. Monash University Provost and Senior VicePresident Professor Marc Parlange said the University was pleased to enter the next phase of planning for the project, which would involve broad community and stakeholder consultation. “Point Nepean provides a unique opportunity to advance our world-leading research, given its coastal setting, marine and dune habitats, and the presence of extensive Indigenous and settler heritage sites,” Professor Parlange said. “We look forward to working with our community partners to achieve an outcome that respects the inherent sensitivities of the site and satisfies the master plan’s aim of conserving the park’s values and providing new and enhanced visitor experiences.” UPCOMING ON-SITE INVESTIGATIONS To support the business case for the development of the proposed research and education field station at Point Nepean, some minor site investigation work will commence on Quarantine Station site in December 2020.
and purchase. In a new concept, artworks can be viewed and purchased online from Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 January at morningtonartshow.com.au Artworks will range from still life, landscapes, seascapes, portraits, contemporary and abstract still life. Two feature artists will be presented, and there will be a guest potter. “The Mornington Art Show will be a fantastic and refreshing event after such a long void of contemporary high quality art exhibitions,” Mr Mann said. “We look forward to presenting this annual community event in the New Year.”
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The purpose of these initial site investigations is to gather information on the topography, vegetation, site materials and existing services. This phase of work will take approximately two weeks to complete. To keep in touch with the project and to join the project’s mailing list, please visit: www.pointnepeanfieldstation.org.au
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Mornington News 8 December 2020