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the rubbish was a shire responsibility, and to the shire, which said it was up to DHS. “In the meantime two arson attempts have been made and, on a hot day, strong winds and fire could effectively block residents from evacuating. I am going to try the EPA next,” she said. Later, she told The News: “DHS finally got back to me, saying: ‘I write to acknowledge your email received on 2 March 2016. The department will review the matter you have raised and advise you of the outcome of your complaint. It is hoped a response can be provided by 20 working days after receipt’. “This is not good enough,” Ms Webber said. “The rubbish has been in front of [the units] since November last year and 20 working days is four weeks – yet it is such a danger to residents.” Stephen Taylor

RUBBISH dumped outside a public housing unit block in Mary St, Mornington, has been piling up since November attracting vermin and becoming a fire risk. A Mornington Peninsula Shire ranger reported the mess but, because the property off Spray St and behind Main St is on Department of Human Services land, he was unable to launch a clean-up operation. The rubbish remained – and grew – posing a threat to the 30 mainly aged and infirm residents in the units whose only point of access was becoming blocked by the pile. Mornington fire brigade twice put out fires caused by vandals. A resident put out another fire later. The daughter of a neighbour, Jennifer Webber, said she spoke to the fire brigade, which said

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THE Growing Friends group of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, is holding a autumn plant sale of Australian plants 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 March. The sale will feature a range of Australian plants in tubes and larger pots from $3.

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Growing pile: Clean-up operation ‘under review’. “It’s a pity the picture didn’t capture the vermin,” our correspondent said.

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A COMMUNITY group has launched an ambitious plan to find out what residents and ratepayers want for the future of the Mornington Peninsula. The results of an online survey to be conducted by Peninsula Speaks will be managed by Market Metrics and analysed by the Strategy Planning group. The findings will be provided to all three levels of government in the hope that they will be taken into account when decisions and policies affecting the peninsula are made. Peninsula Speaks, which describes itself as “a community advocacy organisation concerned with the protection of the Mornington Peninsula's environment and landscape values”, wants people to register online to participate in the survey. Co-founded by Christine Haydon and Peter Avery, Peninsula Speaks sees itself as providing “a vehicle for its supporters … to make sure the community is able to play its part in learning about inappropriate development proposals, developing community responses, planning actions to combat the proposals and, most importantly, making our councillors aware of the community’s responses and wishes”. Ms Haydon said they would like 3000 people to participate in the initial survey so it reflected public attitudes “on a broad range of topics”. Follow-up surveys would be conducted using a database of people who registered to participate in the first survey. “Their input will be vital in informing decision making at federal, state and local government levels to shape the future allowing for popula-

tion growth, managed development and climate change,” Ms Haydon said. “The process will involve simple online surveys on a wide ranging series of topics distributed electronically on a periodic basis.” Mr Avery said Peninsula Speaks wanted to “gain the widest possible range of views about the Mornington Peninsula, both now and how it could be by 2030”. He said answers to the survey would “identify the key priorities for the future and help inform and guide the key decision makers on the peninsula”. “Individual answers will be collated along with the answers from all the other completed surveys, so they will never used on an individual basis.” Questions on the initial survey ask respondents such things as what makes life on the peninsula “special”; what changes will have occurred by 2030; priorities for action; attitudes towards such developments as the Port of Hastings, Point Nepean, low cost housing, aged care, public transport and industrial development in green wedgezoned areas; climate change; emergency planning (bushfires); and their attitudes towards Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (which carries out its own annual “satisfaction” survey). Register your interest in the Peninsula Speaks online survey by emailing: info@peninsulaspeaks.org.au

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