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By Keith Platt MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has more than $2 billion worth of assets, but the value of individual blocks of land and buildings is being kept hidden from ratepayers. Councillors seem unclear about the situation, although they have access to the value of individual properties managed by the shire. Melbourne City Council last month published a list of its most valuable assets, but the shire has no plans to do the same. Just one of the shire’s 11 councillors favours providing individual values of council-owned properties to the public. “Speaking for myself and not for council, I think it [releasing property valuations] an excellent idea,” Cr Hugh Fraser has told The News. “Given the extent and nature of council assets and the need to keep commercial information confidential, I doubt that a greater degree of detail could be achieved than recently achieved by the Melbourne City Council, which listed its most valuable property holdings. “Even that degree of detail would enable a better appreciation and evaluation by councillors and the community as to whether council resources are being, and will continue to be, efficiently used for the benefit of the Mornington Peninsula community.” Cr Fraser said legislative requirements governed the sale of council-owned


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Fisheries sting nets poachers By Chris Brennan THREE men have been convicted and fined for taking double the bag limit of abalone, concealing part of their catch and providing false information to fisheries officers following an extensive surveillance operation on the Mornington Peninsula. The men, from Melbourne’s outer southeast, were fined a total of $8000 after pleading guilty in Frankston Magistrates’ Court late last month. The court was told the men were detected by fisheries officers taking double their legal entitlement of abalone at Rye and Sorrento in March. Fisheries officers taking part in Operation Molten observed the trio taking a quantity of abalone from waters off Rye, which they placed in a bag and later concealed in bushland at Boneo. The same men, who were travelling in two cars, were then seen taking more abalone at Sorrento. After leaving Sorrento, they returned to Boneo and retrieved the hidden bag. They were then intercepted by fisheries officers, who found 30 abalone in the two cars, double the legal limit of five abalone a person per day. After being arrested and taken to Springvale police station, the men gave false and misleading information while being interviewed, the court was told. One man was fined $2000, had his vehicle and all other equipment seized and was banned from fishing for abalone for 10 years.

The other two men were fined $3000 each and prohibited from fishing for abalone for 12 months, as well as forfeiting their equipment. Fisheries officer Rod Barber said daily catch limits were in place to protect abalone stocks and ignoring limits threatened the sustainability of the fishery, worth about $70 million a year. He said fishers who ignored the limits and provided false information to fisheries officers could expect significant penalties in the form of large fines, the forfeiture of vehicles and equipment, and lengthy fishing bans. The state government last month introduced tough measures to fight abalone poaching, including jail terms of up to 10 years and a 24-hour hotline for members of the public to report illegal activities. An additional 28 fisheries officers were also put on late last year, boosting their number by 50 per cent to 85. Victoria is known as the abalone capital of the world, with about 80 per cent of the global catch going through Melbourne facilities. Abalone is about $50 a kilogram and is estimated about a third of the catch is through illegal means. The industry is tightly regulated in Victoria, with just 71 people holding licences, which allow them to harvest about 20 tonnes of abalone each a year. There is a permanent ban on taking abalone from Port Phillip except for 60 nominated open days of the year when strict bag limits apply.

Lucky escape as van tumbles A MALE driver was lucky to escape serious injury after his van veered out of control, hit a concrete light pole and rolled several times before landing on the wrong side of the Nepean Hwy at Mornington during peak hour traffic last Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred about 5.30pm near the corner of Green Island Ave when the driver, aged in his 30s, lost control of the Mitsubishi light commercial work van he was driving south along the highway. The man walked away from the crash with only minor scratches and bruising. He was treated at the crash site by ambulance paramedics but did not require further attention. He was later questioned by police and may be charged with careless driving and other undisclosed driving offences. Picture: Yanni

October our deadliest month By Chris Brennan PENINSULA police have vowed to come down hard on speeding drivers over the next four weeks after revealing October was the deadliest month on Victoria’s roads. Police and highway patrol units will be out in force on peninsula roads during the month to conduct a number of operations targeting road trauma, speed, impaired driving and hoon behaviour. Last year, 34 people were killed on the state’s roads in October, double the monthly average of 17. Over the past three years, an average of 30 people have died on Victorian roads during

October. In total, 205 people died on Victoria’s roads during 2012, while a similar number is expected this year, with 176 fatalities recorded so far. Senior Seargent Karen Nyholm of Hastings police said evidence showed speeding was the single greatest cause of collisions and road trauma on Victoria roads and that for every 5km/h over the limit a vehicle is driven in a 60 km/h zone, the chance of collision doubles. “On average, we suffer nearly 100 deaths and more than 1700 serious injuries per year directly attributable to speed,” Senior Seargent Nyholm said. She said drivers needed to be aware of variable weather conditions, par-

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State unveils new waterways strategy By Chris Brennan MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has welcomed the launch of Victoria’s new Waterway Management Strategy, which sets out an eight-year plan to improve the environmental management of waterways and encourages a partnership approach between government and communities. Water Minister Peter Walsh said the implementation of the strategy followed “extensive stakeholder input during the development process� and gave communities the opportunity to have their say about the future management of waterways and “help set the priorities that guide government investment�. “The Victorian Waterways Management Strategy aims to improve the health of our waterways so they can continue to provide the environmental, social, cultural and economic values that are important to everyone,� he said. “Keeping our waterways healthy is a shared responsibility. This new strategy encourages a partnership approach between government and communities.� The shire’s renewable resources manager, Sophia Schyschow, said the strategy aligned with the Mornington Peninsula’s Smart Water Plan, which was currently on exhibition. “The shire looks forward to continuing to work with the state government to achieve the strategic priorities in both plans and maximise the opportu-

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Unicycle Sam rides for the love of his sister ACTOR Samuel Johnson entertained shoppers in Main St, Mornington, on Thursday as part of his year-long quest to raise $1 million for cancer research and ride his unicycle 15,000 kilometres around Australia. Johnson is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for unicycling, currently held by an American who rode 14,686km across 48 states. Money raised will go to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Best known for his roles in Secret Life of Us, Crackerjack, Underbelly II and Rush – Johnson rode his unicycle on the footpath and road in front Bendigo Bank, catching the interest of passers-by and asking them to donate to his charitable foundation Love Your Sister. Johnson’s quest is to honour a promise he made to his sister Connie that he would help her raise awareness of breast cancer, raise a big pot of money and beat the unicycling world record. Connie has breast cancer that has spread to her lungs, liver, pelvis, spine and knee. “This time it’s terminal and she has a life expectancy of 6-12 months,”

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Raingarden scheme takes root

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By Chris Brennan THE commitment of Mornington Peninsula households to reducing stormwater run-off through Melbourne Water’s 10,000 Raingarden Program has won widespread praise after the success of a pilot program in Mt Martha. Residents have been working with Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group to build 396 raingardens to help filter stormwater before it enters Port Phillip. Raingardens look like a normal garden but consist of sandy layers that help filter and slow stormwater from hard surfaces such as roofs and roads before it flows into rivers, creeks and ultimately Port Phillip. As part of a pilot program, 156 downpipe diverters have been funded by Melbourne Water and installed at Mt Martha properties. Diverters are the simplest form of raingarden, redirecting stormwater to where it is needed in the garden and preventing it from entering waterways. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s renewable resources manager Sophia Schyschow said that, following the success of the Mt Martha pilot, the shire was offering remaining stocks of downpipe diverters to residents across the peninsula. “The shire has an ongoing commitment to sustainable water management and is pleased to be working with Melbourne Water to pilot a range of innovative approaches integrated stormwater management,” she said. “Stormwater can impact on the health of our creeks, affecting flows

MT Martha volunteer emergency services organisations will receive funding of more than $85,000 to upgrade equipment through the state government’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program. Mt Martha CFA will receive $29,825 to finance new motorised engine bay doors, and Mt Martha Life Saving Club will receive $55,595 for life-saving equipment and a club lift. Mornington MP David Morris said the state government was committed to supporting volunteer emergency services with the resources needed to protect the community. “I am very pleased Mt Martha CFA and the life saving club have received these grants, which assist in a practical way to enhance their emergency response capability,” he said. “The VESEP is a partnership between the government and communities that allows emergency services volunteers to purchase equipment that will support the ongoing protection and safety of all Victorians.” Since 2012, VESEP has provided $35.78 million through 757 grants to volunteer emergency service organisations in the state. This year the state government has provided a record 300 grants to different organisations through VESEP. “Volunteers are an essential part of any emergency response. Without the support of volunteers we would not be able to respond effectively to emergencies such as floods, storms, bushfires and road accidents.”

and carrying pollutants into Port Phillip. There are lots of things we can all do to protect our waterways and the downpipe diverters are a simple option that make a big difference. “Residents interested in the program can contact the shire to make an appointment for officers to meet them and discuss if the diverters will be suitable for their homes.” The 10,000 Raingarden program project leader Keysha Milenkovic said the efforts of the Mt Martha community had helped to significantly ease the amount of stormwater entering Balcombe Estuary and Port Phillip. “We congratulate everyone who built a raingarden or installed a downpipe diverter, and encourage more people to do the same,” she said. “Stormwater pollution is one of the biggest threats to waterways. Each year about 500 billion litres is washed off Melbourne’s roofs, driveways and roads, causing harmful pollutants to enter waterways. “Within Mornington Peninsula Shire, we’ve had a very successful and cooperative approach, which makes a huge difference to the health of the environment.” Mornington MP David Morris praised the raingardens program and said the state government was committed to helping communities make greater use and reuse of all sources of water, including stormwater, rainwater and waste water. “As well as taking pressure off our precious drinking water supplies, adopting whole-of-water-cycle management has great environmental benefits,” he said.

Changing course: Downpipe diverters redirect stormwater to where it is needed in the garden and preventing it from entering waterways.

Briars Ward councillor Anne Shaw said the use of raingardens and watersensitive urban design was something the community would see much more of in the future. “The results will show in the health of our waterways and Port Phillip,” she said. Cr Bev Colomb said raingardens

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Dromana rubbish tip plan dead Access denied By Mike Hast THE controversial Dromana quarry tip plan is dead. Quarry owners R E Ross Trust will officially announce on Tuesday it will not appeal the Environment Protection Authority’s refusal to grant a permit, which was handed down last month. The decision brings to an end one of the most controversial and hated proposals on the southern peninsula for many years. A government source told The News that Ross Trust chairman Ian Vaughan would announce the decision on Tuesday night at a meeting of Peninsula Waste Management’s community reference group. Ross Trust owns PWM as well as Hillview Quarries in Dromana. The decision will be greeted with acclaim by more than 22,000 people who have signed petitions as well as main objector group Peninsula Preservation Group, formed specifically to oppose the tip earlier this year. The decision is a blow to Mornington Peninsula Region Waste Management Group, of which Mornington Peninsula Shire is the sole member, as it had earmarked the quarry (pictured) as the next rubbish tip for the peninsula with the existing Rye landfill rapidly filling. The EPA on Friday 13 September knocked back the application for the rubbish tip, or landfill, in the old Pioneer quarry on the Arthurs Seat escarpment at Dromana. The proponent had 21 days to say if it was challenging the EPA’s decision in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Peninsula Waste Management wanted to dump up to 150,000 tonnes of municipal waste a year for up to 20 years in the old quarry. Less than a third would have come from peninsula residents with the balance from other municipalities.


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Last month the EPA said the proposal did not comply with “threshold issues around groundwater, construction design and management”. The proposal generated massive opposition on the peninsula and the formation of high-powered lobby group PPG whose members included successful business people, lawyers, scientists, doctors and teachers. PPG members had been working behind the scenes since February including lobbying state government ministers. One of the more obvious signs of opposition was the large number of placards placed on fences and nature strips of private properties in Dromana, Red Hill and Arthurs Seat as well as further afield. Opposition to the tip gathered momentum in June when more than 500 people packed Dromana Hall for the first public meeting of PPG. Many had heard little detail of the plan and were appalled. More than 1000 protesters formed a hu-

man sign reading “No tip” at a Dromana reserve near the quarry in August. That same month more than 450 objectors signed up to attend an EPA conference to hear PPG members grill PWM, its consultants and members of the Ross Trust. EPA boss John Merritt said it was the biggest conference the agency had run. The EPA was aware of the “community angst” and had received 900 submissions, most against the tip, he said. Any likelihood of the tip going ahead faded late last month when the state government released two draft plans for waste recovery that move away from landfills and toward building waste recovery and sorting hubs. The government in August said it would reduce the state’s waste management groups from 12 to six, and force Mornington Peninsula Region Waste Management Group to join the Metropolitan Waste Management Group, which has no plans to open more tips.

Continued from Page 1 “I can’t see what the issue would be, other than people looking [at the valuations] and making their own assertions about whether something is too high or too low,” Cr Garnock said. “I don’t know if it’s a good idea or not. There’s been no chance for us to discuss this in council.” Cr Garnock said council may have to sell property if it decided to go ahead with the $30 million plus SPA (Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre) project in Rosebud. The amount needed would depend on government grants and the shire’s level of debt. “There could be sensitivity about that and we wouldn’t want to give the game away as to what we might want to sell off,” he said. Cr Garnock said he would discuss the disclosure of councilowned property values with his colleagues. “I can easily put it on the agenda.” Cr Tim Rodgers last Wednesday offered to “have a think about it and get back to you real soon”. Cr Graham Pittock said councillors had been told that a register of council properties and their values was available to the public. “If they give two days’ notice they can get the entire list of council-owned properties,” he said. After a series of emails, the shire eventually said the public could access a register of council properties but not their individual values. Sustainable organisation director Marilyn Kearney said the total value of property and other assets were “disclosed” in the shire’s annual report. “Publication of any details in future annual reports beyond that already provided would require determination by the council,” Ms Kearney said. “However, details of council-owned property, including valuations, are available to councillors at any time upon request.” Ms Kearney later said the asset register “is available for inspection showing each property’s title details and the valuation of all properties in total”. Property and valuations manager Yasmin Woods said: “Information relating to council-owned properties is provided, as prescribed in Part 5 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2004. This information includes only those details regarding property, finance and operating leases for land, buildings, plant, computer equipment or vehicles.” Requests to inspect the assets register (which does not contain individual amounts) can be made by calling 5950 1160.

Anglers’ licence to spend By Chris Brennan THE state government is cashed up and ready to splash out to help improve angling opportunities for recreational fishers. Mornington Peninsula anglers are being asked to submit ideas on how to best to spend revenue generated by the sale of recreational fishing licences, with grants of up to $100,000 available for projects to improve fishing. Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said the government wanted to help angling groups and local government agencies provide better fishing opportunities through the 2013-14 Recrea-

tional Fishing Grants Program. Applications for grants of up to $100,000 can be lodged from this months under the categories of fisheries sustainability and habitat improvement; fishing access and facilities; fisheries related education, information and training; and recreational fisheries research. Grants are open to fishing clubs, community groups, incorporated bodies, registered companies and government and statutory bodies. Smaller grants of up to $5,000 are available all year. Recreational Fishing Grants working group member Matthew Harrington, a

former president of Southern Peninsula Angling Club, said past projects included improved access, fishing platforms, family fishing days and the installation of artificial reefs in the bay. “In the past there have been a lot of research grants, fishing platforms, cleaning tables, but all recreational fishermen, from the freshwater at Devilbend Reserve to the salt water of Port Phillip and the surf beaches, would always like better access,” he said. Large grant submissions must be received by 28 February 2014. To apply, or for more information, visit www.

Angling for improvements: Better access to fishing areas such as Devilbend Reserve will come from state government grants. Picture: Keith Platt

By Keith Platt TOURISM is the peninsula’s biggest money spinner, says Mornington Peninsula Shire chief executive Michael Kennedy. In a foreword to the shire’s 2012-13 annual report, Dr Kennedy said the municipality had a $11 billion economy, which included tourism ($1 billion a year); manufacturing ($800 million); agriculture ($600 million); the “marine sector” ($200 million); and the equine industry ($150 million). The report valued the shire’s total assets at $2 billion with liabilities of $81.2 million, a net increase in the past year of $57.1 million. There is no breakdown of the value of individual properties. Most of the increase was due to the “capitalisation of land and building as-

sets and a revaluation of infrastructure assets”. The CEO said the shire “is not and does not want to be a growth municipality”. “The shire is working with the state government in planning a future that preserves our highly valued green wedge and our local towns and villages, providing the amenity our residents love...” He said council had adopted the interim Green Wedge Management Plan in September 2012 “which will be reviewed in the coming 12 months in the context of new planning zones and changes to state level strategy during this period”. “As plans are developed to guide metropolitan Melbourne’s growth from its current population of four mil-

lion to six million by the early 2030s, the shire’s challenge is to continue to be ‘near to but not part of Melbourne and its accelerating growth’.” While the shire was in a comfortable financial position – “sustainable” and delivering “responsive services” and “taking every opportunity to be innovative” – the CEO cautioned that the report’s financial statements were “not easy for non-accountants to understand, and may lead readers to overestimate our overall financial position”. “The audited year end result in the financial statements shows a net surplus on ordinary operations of $16.141 million, compared to last year which was a surplus of $4.107 million. These are not our ‘profits or losses’ for the year, in the usual meaning those terms. “This year’s surplus includes

$10.369 million of contributed assets, which is effectively a transfer of assets to the shire. They are in fact infrastructure assets that (now and into the future) will require us to expend funds to maintain them.” The CEO said there had been “unders and overs” in different parts of the shire organisation, “which were the result of our responding to particular demands and circumstances as the need arose; ‘Funds available’ (being the surplus on recurring operations) was [an] unfavourable $4.357 million”. However, savings had been made through the shire’s new maintenance contract, keeping close to budget on more than 250 capital projects “with no project failures or significant cost overruns”. He said management costs were

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By Mike Hast SNAKES again left winter hibernation earlier than usual this spring due to warmer than usual weather. The same thing happened last year when warm conditions came early. The appearance of snakes has prompted a warning from wildlife catchers for people not to kill snakes, which is illegal and could attract a fine of up to $6100. Peninsula licensed wildlife controller Barry Goldsmith said he was concerned about people killing snakes on their properties and exposing themselves to potential injury or death. Mr Goldsmith was called to a property last week but a resident had already killed the snake. “Snakes are protected by law and are a vital link in our environment,” he said. He said it was cruel and dangerous to behead a snake. “When a snake is beheaded, the head will stay aware, thinking, seeing and smelling for 10 minutes or more. “The body will writhe with nerves but the head could be watching you and is still dangerous. “Because it is terrified after watching its own body get chopped up, it will try to bite the hand that goes to pick it up. “Last year, a man in Queensland cut the head off a brown snake and when he went to pick it up, it bit him on the wrist. He dropped it and the snake bit him again on the ankle. He later died.” Mr Goldsmith said lots of people put themselves in danger from the snake, and the law, when they attempt to kill a snake. “A bloke in NSW hit a snake with a shovel and it took off through the fence and there was a child in a sandpit on the other side. The toddler was bitten and only just survived.” Mr Goldsmith said a snake was at its most dangerous when in pain or afraid for its life. Most snakes on the peninsula are copperheads and tiger snakes.

“There are healthy populations of tigers snakes in Frankston, Mt Martha, Dromana, McCrae, Rosebud, Sorrento and Portsea,” he said. “In Hastings, Somerville and Balnarring, we often get called out to catch copperheads. “Toward Dandenong and beyond there is a good chance of encountering a red-bellied black snake.” He said tiger snakes and copperheads are often mistaken for black or brown snakes. Snakes were generally released within five kilometres of the capture site “unless the snake is an obvious escapee pet or hitchhiker”. “People need to be aware snakes are moving around looking for food and water; if you see a snake in your garden, leave it alone and you won’t have a problem,” Mr Goldsmith said. Mr Goldsmith said many snakes had been displaced during the building of Peninsula Link freeway between Carrum Downs and Mt Martha. He also warned about pets and snakes. “Snakes don’t attack dogs; dogs attack snakes,” he said. Veterinarians say dogs should be kept on a leash in dunes, long grass, bushland, and beside creeks. Snake bites are difficult to detect on dogs and cats. The most immediate reactions to a bite are trembling, rapid breathing, vomiting, defecation and collapse. After some of these signs, eye pupils may dilate (get bigger) and the animal’s gait will become clumsy as the legs become progressively weaker. If the dose of venom is large enough, complete paralysis will occur, followed by death if untreated with anti-venom. If treated immediately, pets have a good chance of survival and recovery. The best course of action is to keep your pet as calm and still as possible and get them to a vet.  Anyone who sees a snake can call DEPI on 136 186 or a licensed snake handler found on the website

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duce the risk of theft, vandalism and anti-social behaviour. “The facilities are the heart of our local communities, and are often managed by local volunteers, so crime and anti-social behaviour at these important community assets has a significant impact,” Mr Morris said. “Locals know the needs of their communities, as they are the ones who experience the problems and know the history of successful and failed local solutions.” The grants are part of the state government’s four-year $35 million Community Crime Prevention Program, committed to supporting community action on crime prevention to help make communities across Victoria safer. For more information on the grants and other crime prevention initiatives, visit

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Seniors games ROSEBUD Park Golf Course and Carrington Park Club have teamed up to run two golf tournaments for people over 55. The tournaments will be held on 20 and 21 October in conjunction with this year’s Seniors Festival being run by Seniors Victoria. The $26 a day entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a showbag, prizes and a light lunch. The Monday event is a stableford for men and women while Tuesday’s event is a 4BBB. Each day starts with registration at 8.15am and a shotgun start at 9am with lunch and presentations to follow. Entry forms at, Rosebud Park Pro Shop, or email rosebudpark@ Entries close 16 October.

AFTER 73 years, Balnarring Flower Show is one the region’s oldest and most popular events, with its roots going back to the darkest days of Second World War when Western Port was braced for a seemingly imminent Japanese invasion. Exhibits for the show will be accepted on Saturday 26 October 9am-midday ahead of the opening night from 7pm (tickets $25 or $5 for children). The show opens at 10am on Sunday 27 October. Entry is $2.50 or $5 for families. Entry forms are available from Balnarring Op Shop, Balnarring & District Community Bendigo Bank, various Balnarring traders or The Bridge website www.bridgmag. For tickets or more information, call Celia Sexton (pictured) on 0427 858 378 or Roberta on 5979 4086.

Travel for free PENINSULA Seniors Card holders can travel free on the public transport network this week during the 2013 Victorian Seniors Festival. Seniors will be able to travel free on Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses and on buses in country towns and cities until Sunday 13 October. Free economy class travel is available on V/Line trains and buses for five days from 8-13 October. Seniors need only present a Seniors Card to public transport staff on request, while those using a seniors myki card can touch on and off as usual and no fares will be deducted. The scheme is aimed at encouraging people to visit any of the 1000 Seniors Festival events in the state. Festival programs are available from Coles supermarkets, libraries, council offices, neighbourhood houses, University of the Third Age offices and Life Activity Clubs Victoria. For a calendar of events, seniors can also visit or call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090. For more information on free travel during the festival or to plan a journey, visit www.ptv.vic. or call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight) daily.

Festival week not fun for all By Keith Platt WHILE thousands of older people are out enjoying themselves at this week’s Victorian Seniors Festival, many others are sitting at home depressed. “Up to 30 per cent of people over 65 who are frail and require significant support to continue living in their homes are depressed,” beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell said. “This is double the prevalence rate of depression for people over 65 who live in the community without help.” Mornington Peninsula Shire has more than 42,000 aged over 60, the second highest of any Victorian municipality. CEO Michael Kennedy, in the shire’s latest annual report, says “supporting our elders in

being active, connected and independent is a high priority, with excellent results in three quality audits during the year confirming what we and our elders knew – we are delivering best practice in service delivery, with ongoing feedback being the basis for what we do and how we do it”. To help seniors at home, beyondblue is holding training courses for aged care staff “to understand depression and anxiety in older people, and ensure their clients get support”. Ms Carnell said case managers and community care staff who visit older people in their homes can have a big impact on the mental health of those for whom they care. “For a lot of people who don’t live with their family, this may be the most significant social relationship they have,” she said.

“Becoming increasingly depressed or anxious doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand with ageing. “There are effective treatments available for depression and anxiety, regardless of a person’s age. Someone just has to be on the ball enough to pick up on the signs to get older people the help they need.” Ms Carnell said mental health problems could be accompanied by such physical symptoms as headaches and muscle pains, feeling sick, rundown or tired all the time, churning gut, sleep problems, loss or change of appetite, and weight loss or gain. The beyondblue training, Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Older People in the Community, is provided in a three-hour workshop. For details call beyondblue on 9810 6100.


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Foreshore camp for lycra crew By Mike Hast THE population of Hastings will soar later this month when more than 5000 people arrive for the second annual Ride to Conquer Cancer in aid of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The foreshore will resemble a gigantic camping ground when an expected 1600 bicycle riders plus cancer survivors, supporters, donors and sponsors stay overnight on Saturday 26 October. Cyclists will ride from Melbourne to Hastings via Somerville and Tyabb on the Saturday and return to the city on Sunday via Mt Martha, Mornington, Mt Eliza and Frankston a distance of about 200 kilometres. Last year’s inaugural ride to Healesville and return raised more than $6.2 million, the largest single fundraising event in Australia. Western Port Chamber of Commerce has started a campaign encouraging traders to stay open on Saturday afternoon and Sunday to serve the arrivals. Chamber president Lisa Dixon said it would be

a great opportunity for “Hastings to put on show”. “Winning the event is a big coup for our town,” she said. The chamber is hoping traders will put together special deals to encourage visitors to spend in the town. A colouring competition for children will be run by traders with first prize of a bicycle donated by Kmart Hastings. The chamber is running buses on the Saturday to Western Port Oberon Association’s Victorian Maritime Centre in Crib Point for tours of the centre and viewing of HMAS Otama, the submarine moored off the Crib Point jetty. Other events and activities are being organised. Money raised will support cancer research at Peter MacCallum including research into melanoma. A Peter Mac spokesman said one in two Australian men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Cancer kills more than 43,000 people in Australia each year with 115,000 new cases diagnosed.

“Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world, and we’re working hard to find better and more targeted treatments for the disease,” the spokesman said. “Our team of researchers and clinicians were the only group outside of north America to initially test a new, highly selective drug called PLX4032, developed to target and destroy a gene mutation responsible for more than half of all known melanoma cases. “This therapy is now available for patients throughout the world. Vital funds raised by the ride will support the platform technologies our researchers rely on to continue their critical work in cancer discovery.” For information and to register, go to or call 1300 00 RIDE (7433). To book for the maritime centre tour, call Western Port Visitor Centre on 5979 7029. The tour costs $5.  The Western Port area will be busy on the last weekend of October with HMAS Cerberus holding its annual open day on Sunday 27 October.

Cameras at the ready BUDDING school-aged photographers are again scouring the Mornington Peninsula for images to enter in Sorrento Rotary Club’s annual Beach Boats and Bays competition. The competition runs 5 October-12 December with prizes for the most outstanding entrants in

Prized image: Rebecca McPhail’s winning entry in last year’s Beach Boats and Bays competition run by Sorrento Rotary Club.

Second event for ‘proudly inclusive’ ISSUES faced by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) community is the focus of Peninsula Proud 2013, a free community event to be held by Peninsula Health on Saturday 19 October at Safety Beach Sailing Club. Former Victorian Health Services commissioner Beth Wilson will use hypothetical scenarios to explore real life issues with a panel of six people of all ages who have dealt with diverse GLBTIQ-related issues. Audience members will be able to take part in the discussion, ask questions, and share their experiences. Family and friends are welcome. Information will be available from GLBTIQrelated services for health, wellbeing, youth and family, bisexual and transgender issues, gamblers, legal assistance, and people with disabilities. Musicians from Headspace Frankston’s Peninsula Pride Queer Straight Alliance will entertain. “The first Peninsula Proud event last year was such a success that it is now a fixture in Peninsula Health’s community calendar,” GLBTIQ community advisory group chair Bronwyn Lawman said. “This year’s new approach will enable everyone to join in the discussion on how we can all work together to break down barriers, improve inclusion, and build pride.” Peninsula Proud is organised by Peninsula Health’s GLBTIQ community advisory group, which works with health care professionals to provide health care for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people. Peninsula Proud is financed by Mornington Peninsula and Frankston councils and managed by Peninsula Health. Peninsula Proud, 1-4pm Saturday 19 October at Safety Beach Sailing Club, Marine Drive, Safety Beach. Details: 9784 8350 or

each category and an encouragement award. Entries will be displayed in January at the club’s annual art show in Sorrento Community Centre. There were more than 140 entries in three age categories in last year’s inaugural competition, which was judged by Yanni Delaportas, a photographer for The News. Entry forms are in cafes, milk bars, shops and cinemas. For details email

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SALES - SERVICE - PARTS Lighthouse drama: Fire erupted in the roof of Cape Schanck’s “Head keeper’s White Cottage”, visible to the right of the lighthouse, last Monday night. Picture: Gary Sissons

Fire hits historic cottage A GROUP of visitors escaped uninjured from a fire in an historic cottage at the Cape Schanck lighthouse during last week’s wild wind storms. CFA crews from Rye, Rosebud and Boneo were called to the “Head keeper’s White Cottage” next to the lighthouse last Monday after being alerted to the fire about 8.50pm. The cottage was being rented at the time by

a group of four people who were alerted to the blaze by a smoke alarm. The fire was confined to the roof space, where it caused significant damage. Internal parts of the building sustained smoke and water damage. Firefighters said the blaze appeared to have been caused by a crack in the chimney, which allowed heat to go into the roof space.




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One House back from the Beach. Architect designed to capture magical bay views taking in Mornington Pier and the Yacht Club, this exceptional three-bedroom beachside residence marries a blue ribbon address steps from Mills Beach and Main St with a tranquil, zen-like mood and a sure sense of cosmopolitan style. Imagine if you will, a new way of living where you wake to the sight of sail boats tacking across the bay, stroll to a favourite café for coffee with friends and finish the day serving drinks on the balcony while you watch the sunset send brilliant colours across the bay. This dream lifestyle is now yours for the taking with this superb home where light and airy open plan living engages the postcard perfect vista and incorporates a stone-topped European kitchen, while sliding doors create an easy flow to the open air balcony, perfect for relaxed summer drinks or dining alfresco. Beyond the tranquil trickle of a water feature and fish pond, entry level provides two bedrooms, one with a private balcony and both a study in understated chic with deluxe ensuite bathrooms and abundant storage. Upstairs, the master bedroom laps up dreamy water views and benefits from a private balcony, concealed robes and a sleek ensuite with large walk-in shower and dressing room. Set amid a lush semi-tropical landscape on ???sqm (approx.), extras here include a smart combined laundry/powder room, gas ducted heating. reverse-cycle airconditioning and a remote-controlled double garage with internal access. Auction View Open

Saturday 26th October at 1pm Saturday 12.30-1.00pm

Malcolm Parkinson 0414 327 269




Mornington 4 Ti Tree Grove


Leanne Williams 1


Licensed Estate Agent/Auctioneer

Fully renovated stylish home, close to Foster’s beach Tastefully furnished & cleverly designed, this 3BR beachside home will suit your needs whether you are a first home buyer, couple or retiree! Enjoy a leafy outlook from the covered deck area with friends & family enjoying a Sunday barbecue. All this in complete privacy from passers-by! Galley style kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances and granite benchtops plus sleek pantry & storage space, polished concrete floors and quality carpets throughout. Here is a home ready for a new owner to move straight in and relax. *Photo ID is required on inspection*


for all your real estate needs.

Saturday October 19th at 11am Saturday, 2.30-3.00pm

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Ultimate Lifestyle An amazing lifestyle home featuring 4 huge living areas, 4 bedrooms plus study set on 2577m2 (approx) in the most sought after area of Mt Eliza. Downstairs features a large rumpus room with polished timber floorboards, full wet bar, real wood fire and access to the cellar. Three bedrooms with built in robes including a perfect guest room with ensuite bathroom. A second bathroom of great proportions and perfectly positioned for access to the bedrooms and to the outdoor entertaining and bar. Upstairs the kitchen with marble benchtops, opens to the large family room with sizeable decking and bay views. Main bedroom with walk through robes, full ensuite bathroom and also accesses the decking and sensational bay views. Large formal lounge with wood fire. Complemented with a 2 car remote garage with internal access, gas ducted heating throughout as well as evaporative cooling. Set in a landscaped garden with mod grass floodlit tennis court and luxurious in-ground pool with masses of paved entertainment area. Address: Price: Agency: Agent:

55 Glen Shian Lane, MOUNT ELIZA Offers Over $2,700,000 Eview Real Estate Partners Jarrod Carman, 0423 144 102


leased Three months free management! Kym Colliver 0408 666 763

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 telephone 03 5975 6888

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Auction 26th October at 11.00am

13 Mariners Retreat Sublime Seaside Style Designed with an emphasis on low-maintenance luxury, this discreet and private singlelevel residence with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double remote garage delivers contemporary living in a fabulous beachside address. Two courtyards draw all-day natural light indoors, while a timeless palette of high-end finishes from granite benchtops to Porcher vanities emphasise the stylish lifestyle appeal. An expansive open-plan living and dining area opens to two courtyards, including one with a retractable awning, and integrates a stylish stone kitchen. This is a great opportunity to secure an easy-care home in a sought-after location just a short walk to the beach and close to Main Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cafes, boutiques and cinema.

Auction 26th October at 11.00am Terms 10% deposit, balance due 60/90/120 days Inspect Saturday 12.00-1.00pm Contact Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103






Auction 26th October at 2.00pm

249 Myers Road Balnarring Secluded Luxury on 23 Acres Set well back from the street for complete privacy, the four-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom plus a study residence is cushioned within beautiful low-maintenance landscaped gardens with generous decking for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining throughout the seasons. Craftsman constructed and situated to enjoy maximum natural light, the residence showcases fabulous proportions with three superb living areas, a dining room with a wall of bi-fold doors to a deep entertaining deck and a bespoke Caesar stone kitchen with a Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry and views across the valley to the water with a snapshot of Phillip Island. The palatial main bedroom reflects the relaxed luxury with a stylish ensuite and a dressing room. The stunning grounds include a Barn with stables, a feed and tack room and a hot wash. There are three large paddocks and seven further paddocks all with quality horse safe fencing. Every conceivable luxury is here from stunning finishes to a double remote garage, double glazed windows, bore water, and grape vines. The property is ideally located just five minutes from Balnarring Village and an hour from the CBD. 26th October 2.00pm 10% deposit, balance due 60/90/120 days Saturday 3.00-3.30am & Sunday 2.00-2.30pm or by appointment Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 4 3 Auction Terms Inspect Contact

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888


For Sale

15A & B Mitchell Street, Mornington Sublime Seaside Style Designed with an emphasis on low-maintenance luxury, these discreet and private single-level residences with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double remote garage delivers contemporary living in a fabulous beachside address. Two courtyards in natural light all day; impressive finishes from granite benchtops to Porcher vanities emphasise the stylish lifestyle appeal. An expansive open-plan living and dining area opens to two courtyards, including one with a retractable awning, and integrates a stylish stone kitchen. This is a great opportunity to secure an easy-care home in a sought-after location just a short walk to the beach and close to Main Street’s cafes, boutiques and cinema.

Price $680000 - $750000 Inspect Wednesday 1.30-2.00pm & Saturday 4.00-4.30pm Contact Luke McCoy 0467 321 322 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103








Auction - This Saturday at 2.00pm

Auction - Saturday 26th October at 1.00pm

57 Maxwell Street Mornington Wow Factor +++


In a favoured position close to shops, transport and the bay, this newly renovated single level abode is sure to impress you and all your friends. Set on a very neat and tidy low maintenance allotment this property is perfect for those looking for something special. Features include; character packed split level living featuring a gorgeous gas log fire place in the spacious light filled lounge room , three large bedrooms (master with double basin stone vanity en-suite + a big WIR), a main central bathroom and two separate spacious living areas opening on to a superb undercover outdoor alfresco area surrounded by beautifully landscaped low maintenance gardens. Complete with double lock up remote garage, circular driveway, and a garden shed.

Ready set build... ideally located in a tightly held and sought after location of Somers. This prime head of Court position represents an outstanding opportunity to create your dream home in this delightful bay side township. The huge 1093sqm (approx) allotment is perfectly positioned only a few minutes’ walk to the renowned Somers beach and local general store. If you are looking for a relaxed and tranquil environment to create your masterpiece, this is it! The visual extravaganza over the blue water of Westernport Bay and all the way across to Phillip Island are absolutely outstanding by day and the dazzling lights of night will leave you spellbound. A viewing platform is on site for you to truly appreciate what`s on offer but it must be accessed via our agent on site at the allocated times. Our vendors instructions are very clear...THEY WANT IT... SOLD SOLD Sold

Auction 12th October 2.00pm Price In Excess of $460,000 Terms 10% deposit, balance due 90 days Inspection Saturday from 1.30pm Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Luke McCoy 0467 321 322




Auction 26th October 1.00pm Terms 10% deposit, balance due 90 days Inspection Saturday 12.30pm-1.00pm Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103

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$790,000 - $860,000

Mount Martha

11 Chardonnay Drive Stunning & Sophisticated

28 Ben Drive Bring The Whole Family!

Exuding sophistication & style; this is a true entertainers home! Situated on approx 1,296m2, this amazing home comprises 4 bedrooms, home ofÀce/5th bedroom, polished timber Áoors, large living areas with raked ceiling, light Àlled open plan kitchen with Caesar stone benchtops & open plan living/meals area seamlessly Áowing to o/d decking & spa entertaining zone.





With Àve bedrooms & functional Áoor plan this home is beckoning the large family & features wide tiled entrance, three living areas, open plan kitchen/dining/meals area, generous master bedroom with ensuite & zoned children’s wing, large undercover entertainment area & oversized double garage. This outstanding opportunity does not present often.

Jarrod Carman 0423 144 102

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$690,000 - $760,000

Mount Martha

100 Osborne Drive Beachside Beauty

Beautifully renovated home exuding warmth & character in established Mt Martha. Features include two living areas, main living with real wood Àre adjoining light Àlled kitchen, French doors to outdoor entertaining area & separate studio/bungalow with kitchenette & paved patio area.

4 jarrod.carman.eview

$670,000 - $730,000




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Perfection on display in Hidden Harbour Superb four bedroom display home in Hidden Harbour, adjacent to Martha Cove marina. This prestigious property features 4 big bedrooms, full en-suite with separate toilet, media room, kids rumpus room and family bathroom. With an open-plan kitchen/meals/dining opening out to a delightful undercover alfresco. Double garage with internal access. Come and live by the water.

Address: Price: Agency: Agenct:

70 Oceanic Drive, SAFETY BEACH $490,000 plus Roger McMillan Real Estate, 211B Point Nepean Rd, Dromana Roger McMillan, 0410 583 213


Units 4 & 5, 72 Yuilles Road, Mornington Thursday 31st October 1pm

Investors Ahoy!

Securely leased to long established business until 16/01/2017 From 17/01/2014, rent $46,560 p.a Fabulous tenant with very popular business Total building areas 535m approx 2

Plus titles to 12 car parks

9775 1535

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Your portfolio will be ship-shape!

Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs VIC 3201

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Shop 2, 188-194 Main Street Mornington

5975 7733


$650,000 PLUS








Beautiful polished Tasmanian Oak flooring throughout the living areas & kitchen create a delightful welcoming ambience in this substantial BV family residence. Comprising 4 large bedrooms with FES/ WIR to the Master, 2 very spacious and separate living areas, stylish kitchen and an auto double garage with rear r/door. Relax on the extensive covered decking looking out on the roomy rear yard and sunken A.G.Pool. Enjoy the comforts of G.D.H., combustion heater, s/system air cond.,dishwasher,a corner spa & B.I.Bar. A wonderful family package! Inspect Wed & Sat 3-3.30pm or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

75 Balcombe Drive



$695,000 - $735,000






14 Prince Street Inspect Sat 2-2.30pm Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm Contact: Alan Hayes 0413 028 353




Pefectly positioned in a quiet leafy street on a wide 755M2 Lot, this charming 2 storey BV/WB Home is close to shops, schools, and popular Mornington beaches. Featuring pitched pine-lined ceilings & floorboards, and comprising 3 bedrooms (downstairs Master), 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas, a powered studio, enclosed balcony & double carport. *Should suit 2 TOWNHOUSES EACH WITH OWN STREET FRONTAGE (S.T.C.A)

Oh so close to the delights of Main Street & beautiful beaches, this immaculate near new townhouse has its own street frontage, a spacious 23sq of luxury living & is on its own separate title. Comprising 3 bedrooms (d/stairs master with WIR & FES) plus study alcove, deluxe kitchen with s/steel Blanco appliances, 2 spacious living areas including a large family meals area opening out to the courtyard garden & upstairs is a separate living area leading to a private balcony. Also including GDH, s/system, 2 r/cycle air conditioners, 4000L water tank & an auto double garage with internal access.

8a Illuka Street



$440,000 - $460,000

OFFERS OVER 0 $360,00





This appealing 3 bedroom BV home has been freshly painted throughout, has new ww carpet & is set on a generous 435m2 lot giving easy access to Bentons Square, buses & Mornington Village.With a lightfilled open floor plan this inviting home offers a spacious living room, updated kitchen & adjacent meals area leading out to the huge undercover entertaining area & an auto double garage.

25 Van Ness Avenue

Inspect Wed & Sat 4-4.30pm or by appointment Kayn Luff 0416 265 337


$775,000 - $810,000





Nestled in a quiet lane just behind the Esplanade & only a 4 minute stroll to Fishermans beach, this spacious & luxurious home would be wonderful for permanent or holiday living. Comprising 3 double bedrooms plus study, downstairs deluxe kitchen with stone tops & S/S appliances & light filled family room with beautiful polished timber flooring, 3 full bathrooms, a large upstairs living room with large balcony & a bay glimpse. With ducted heating & refrigerated cooling, high ceilings, low maintenance yard & gardens, security system, auto DLUG with internal entry & extra space for 2 more cars to park at the front. Inspect Sat 12-12.30pm or by appointment Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

2A Strachans Road

STEVE CONLEY 0428 389 670

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KAYN LUFF 0416 265 337

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ALAN HAYES 0413 028 353

DUANE PEDRON 0448 867 665





Enjoy the free flowing ambience of this most comfortable 3 bedroom BV home, freshly painted throughout & with new ww carpet, dishwasher & hot plate. With FES/WIR to the Master, 2 spacious open living areas, attractive central kitchen, DLUG with rear r/door, paved entertaining with a gazebo, & s/s r/ cycle air conditioner. This is a great opportunity for 1st homebuyers & investors, conveniently located close to Bentons Square & Main Street shopping. Inspect Sat 12-12.30pm or by appointment Contact: Alan Hayes 0413 028 353

4 Mulsanne Way








A beautiful garden setting on a huge 1293 M2 court lot highlights this outstanding property that is immaculately presented with a family friendly floor plan. With enough space for a growing family, there are 3 bedrooms plus study ( spacious master with FES & WIR ), formal lounge, family & rumpus rooms, large central kitchen with adjacent meals area & a sensational covered entertaining area. Including ducted heating & evap. cooling, high ceilings, d/w, s/steel appliances, auto DLUG & much more. Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

6 Chateaux Close


JADE WILSON 5975 7733

MARIA DAMOS 5975 7733

WENDY Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HALLORAN 5975 7733

JAN MEYER 5975 7733

Shop 2, 188-194 Main Street Mornington

5975 7733


$640,000 PLUS


$890,000 PLUS





$380,000 - $420,000





2/21 Lucerne Avenue Inspect Wed & Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment Contact: Alan Hayes 0413 028 353


DESIGNED FOR DUAL LIVING! On a level 3/4acre (2988M2) landscaped court lot, this sensational family residence offers approx 40 squares of living & comprises 5 bedrooms (including 2 huge master bedrooms, one up & one down, each with FES/ WIR & spacious parents’ retreat), 3 separate living areas, a deluxe family kitchen with large chef’s pantry, an auto DLUG & a superb 9M x 14.5M x 4.2M high powered c/bond shed. Including 9’ ceilings, beautiful polished spotted gum floors, D/heating/ cooling, 5 water tanks to service the orchard of fruit trees, vegie beds, chicken coop, Irrigation system, & 2 x Gas HWS. 6 - 9 MONTH SETTLEMENT AVAILABLE!

51 McLeod Road

8 Bareena Court

Inspect Wed & Sat 1.00-1.30pm or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

Inspect Sat 4-4.30pm or by appointment Contact Duane Pedron 0448 867 665


$345,000 - $355,000

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING - BEACHSIDE VILLA VALUE! NEW QUALITY VILLA - “ MARTHA’S PLACE “ Ideally positioned close to shops & buses in one of Mornington’s most sought after beachside locations, this sensational BV villa comprises two generous bedrooms, a large open living area with high ceilings, a generous kitchen with meals area.


SUIT $610,000 PLUS BUYERS! This home offers QUINTESSENTIAL MT. MARTHA LIVING! - WITH TREES & VIEWS! & is located adjacent to the gorgeous Sunshine Reserve. On a superb 1000m2 garden allotment this fine property is suited to those looking for a life of privacy & comfort amongst the trees. Comprising 3 spacious bedrooms( large Master with FES & WIR ), sundrenched living areas upstairs & down, timber kitchen with adjacent meals, a large entertainer’s deck with bay views, beautifully landscaped horseshoe driveway, a charming secure




An exciting opportunity for active retirees & first home buyers with this high quality villa located within easy walking distance of Bentons Square, public transport & reserves. Offering 2 large bedrooms, deluxe stone topped kitchen with S/S appliances, spacious light filled living/dining, high ceilings give an extra sense of space, auto single garage with internal access & paved entertaining area. Also including gas ducted heating, quality tiles & carpet, square set plaster, fully landscaped. INVESTORS: - SHOULD RENT OUT AT $320 - $330/WEEK Inspect Saturday 3-3.30pm or by appointment Contact: Duane Pedron 0448 867 665

5 & 13/41 Green Island Avenue


$479,000 - $515,000



IN MORNINGTON’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE! These new luxurious Townhouses are located opposite Memorial park & comprise 3 bedrooms (d/stairs main with FES/WIR), a deluxe kitchen, spacious living upstairs & down, quality appointments & with internal entry to the auto double garage. 1 & 2/25 Empire Street Inspect Wed & Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment Contact: Alan Hayes 0413 028 353


$370,000 PLUS



“DRIFTWOOD LODGE” UNDER CONSTRUCTION - HOMES FOR A SELECT FEW. This new exclusive development of just 10 homes enjoys a quiet court position & has many open garden areas within the group. Each home offers 3 bedrooms(Master with FENS & WIR ), 2 bathrooms, deluxe stone kitchen & bathrooms, & between 13sq to 17.2sq of luxury living plus an auto DLUG. With a choice available of spacious open -plan or 2 separate zoned living areas, each home offers alfresco entertaining, high ceilings, d/heating & refrigerated cooling, S/S appliances, quality carpets & tiles, downlights, landscaping front & rear. None of the homes have any common walls. Inspect by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

1-10 / 22-24 Driftwood Court

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

Perfectly presented renovated front villa boasting a huge yard with massive entertainers deck! Located only a short stroll to Fishermans beach & within easy access of local parks & Main Street this 2 bedroom BV villa is sure to impress with a great open plan full of natural sunlight, renovated kitchen with S/S appliances, large adjacent meals area & the spacious lounge all with beautiful polished timber flooring. Ideal to extend upwards (STCA) to increase the floor space & also to see your investment grow. Inspect Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment Contact Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

1/16 Napier Street


JADE WILSON 5975 7733

MARIA DAMOS 5975 7733


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JAN MEYER 5975 7733

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




HASTINGS 3/14 Hilltop Rise



AUCTION: Saturday, October 12th at 1:00pm On-Site VIEW: Saturday 12:30 -1:00pm AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321

FOR SALE NOW OR BY AUCTION Situated at the very end of Hilltop Rise stands a newly completed, free standing and roomy 3 bedroom B/V unit with double garage under roof with direct internal access, full ensuite, rumpus room, ducted heating & huge windows to living area with a sunny north aspect. Our builder has done a great job and is now seeking to move on to his next project. Contact Exclusive Agent Chris Watt on 0417 588 321. Vacant Possession. Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60 days.

CRIB POINT 32 Point Road Positioned beautifully on approx 926m2 allotment just across from the Stony Point Beach. Featuring ducted heating and cooling, functional living zones and kitchen with island bench and stainless steel appliances. Outside boasts paved undercover entertaining area, gazebo, large yard, established gardens and garden shed. Offering tranquillity, and abundance of space both inside and out. Contact Exclusive Agent.


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$415,000 Saturday 11:30-12:00pm Wilma Green 0407 833 996



HASTINGS 4/14 Hilltop Rise FOR SALE NOW OR BY AUCTION. Situated at the very end of Hilltop Rise stands a newly completed, free standing and roomy three bedroom B/V unit with double garage under roof with direct internal access, full ensuite, study, ducted heating & huge windows to living area with a sunny north aspect. Our builder has done a great job and is now seeking to move on to his next project. Contact Exclusive Agent Chris Watt on 0417 588 321. Vacant Possession. Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60 days.





AUCTION: Saturday, October 12th at 1:00pm On-Site VIEW: Saturday 12:30 -1:00pm AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321

HASTINGS 7 Matthew Circuit



Surrounded by a professionally landscaped native garden this 4 bedroom B/V home with remote double garage is situated in one of the most sought after precincts of Hastings. Featuring master B/R with ensuite and W.I.R, 3 additional bedrooms with double B.I.Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, split system in living area, ducted heating, stainless steel appliances and side access to backyard. Outside boasts cubby house & entertaining area. Vacant Possession. Contact Exclusive Agent.



$369,500 Saturday 11:30-12:00pm Ken Brown 0402 868 368

HASTINGS 53 Lyall Street

BITTERN 1/9 Peddle Street

Low set 3 bedroom brick home on a large lot in Old Tyabb. Full ensuite to master bedroom, all bedrooms with built in robes, great living area with split system air conditioning and heater, plus modern kitchen and main bathroom. Outside boasts double carport, garden shed and large lightly treed backyard. Recently painted throughout; ideal for first home or rental property. Vacant Possession. Contact Exclusive Agent.

You will fall in love with this well presented and very spacious 3 bedroom home with private driveway. Featuring large formal/informal living and meals area with near new carpet, spacious kitchen with ample overhead cupboards; gas hotplates, wall oven and feature down lights. There is ducted heating throughout, D/B garage under roof line with remote control and a private outdoor entertaining area surrounded by a tranquil garden. Contact Exclusive Agent.


$320,000 Saturday 10:45-11:15am Ken Brown 0402 868 368

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$339,000 Saturday 2.15 -2.45pm Wilma Green 0407 833 996

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

HOME PORT BITTERN 52 Morton Crescent Set on 1/4 acre allotment in the leafy end of Bittern, this 4BR home features sash windows in all bedrooms, cottage style kitchen with Chef Gas stove and decorative high ceilings. Ducted heating throughout most of the home there is also Rinnai gas heating and cooling. Outside boasts a large double carport, a lovely outdoor area that looks out to the tranquil and very private garden setting. Contact Exclusive Agent.





$387,500 Negotiable Saturday 12:30 -1:00pm Wilma Green 0407 833 996

CRIB POINT 86 Lorimer Street

UNPAID VENDORS AUCTION! BITTERN 53 The Bittern Boulevard FOR SALE NOW OR BY AUCTION From the moment you step inside you will get a sense of just how impressive this home is. On the ground floor you’ll find the perfect layout with four separate living areas, starting with the library then the home theater and an open planned kitchen with a large island bench and an abundance of cupboard space, plus modern European inspired stainless steel appliances leading out to the paved outdoor area. Boasting three double bedrooms all with well appointed ensuites; plus master suite with grand dressing room and full ensuite. Contact Exclusive Agent.



Cheapest home in Crib Point. Situated on 672sqm (approx) corner allotment, this well presented very affordable B/V home features two bedrooms with B.I.R’s, R/V cycle aircon & gas log fire in lounge area; plus timber kitchen with gas chef stove. Outside boasts single carport, X2 garden sheds, variety of fruit trees, vegetable patch and paved BBQ area. Contact Exclusive Agent.


AUCTION: Saturday, October 26th 2013 at 2:00pm On-Site. Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 30 Days. VIEW: Saturday 1:30-2:00pm AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996





$285,00 By Appointment Wilma Green 0407 833 996

Ken Brown does it again! Our senior sales executive Ken Brown has recently re-qualified for his full estate agents license. Ken is the only person we know of who has had two completely separate real estate careers almost 20 years apart. Originally commencing in the real estate business in the Frankston area in the late 1970’s Ken went on to complete the old qualification of Real Estate Management Certificate at Frankston TAFE in 1986 (the year our business commenced) before “giving the game away” to go farming in Gippsland and then returning to the Peninsula 3 years ago to take up the tools once more and complete the new Certificate IV in real estate services through the Investment Banking Institute of Australia so he is fully up to date with the legal and ethical framework of today's property market. Prior to his first time in real estate Ken served as a musician in the Royal Australian Navy and also spent some years with Victoria Police and has now resumed his career in the property industry with great success. A proud father and grandfather with a large extended family residing in the district, he has a long list of satisfied clients and looks forward to completing many more stress free transactions in the future. If you are thinking of selling a rural or lifestyle property, a house and land package, your own home, a block of land or an investment property Ken has the maturity and knowledge to make your transaction run smoothly. He can be contacted at any time on 0402 868 368.

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Milk Bar Clothing


This clothing retail business is an ideal sized shop in a perfect location just outside the Bayside Shopping Centre. The Vendor is moving on after 17 years - this business has heaps more potential to be gained under the management of new enthusiastic owners. Current trading hours are Mon, Tue, Wed 11am until 5.30pm, Thu, Fri 11am until 7pm, Sat 11am until 5pm and Sunday 12 noon until 4pm.

This business has 33 vending machines, 27 of which are placed across Melbourne - Mt Waverley, Dandenong South, Knoxfield, Hallam, Clayton South, Somerville, Frankston, Hastings, Mornington, Noble Park, Cranbourne, Bangholme, Mentone, Tooradin and Langwarrin. With 3 runs a week, each taking a maximum of 6 hours, you have the opportunity for a 20 hour working week in this totally cash business.

Clothing retail, FRANKSTON Price: $71,500 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Vending machines Price: $270,000 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 COIN LAUNDRETTE





RYE Only Àorist in the town, Petals member, also selling plants, gifts and made to order hampers. Delivers in the area. 5 days, closes Tues & Sun. Asking price includes stock urgent sale required.

FERNTREE GULLY 8 toploaders, 1 double front load washer, 8 dryers, soap dispenser, coin machine. Automatic doors open 7am and close 9pm 7 days. Shopping strip location.

MORDIALLOC Well presented and refurbished, easy run with 2 staff. Seats 8 in/ 8 out, well equipped kitchen with walk in coolroom. Good location with long lease available. Mon – Fri 7am to 2.30pm.

Residential on weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis for regular clients. Has 2 commercial jobs, area covers from Brighton to Portsea. Currently operated by H&W team working together most of the time.

SEAFORD Well designed premises with ample equipment. Trades 5 days 7am – 4.30pm, around 10 cars per day, work comes from car dealers and private clients. Very pro¿table and lots of scope.


NOW $79,500 + sav


Design, installation & service. Easy run by owner & sub-contractors as required. Home-based, no lease. Lots of potential for expansion. Includes work ute, tools, equipment & web page.

$88,000 + sav











NOW $120,000 WIWO



Prime position, est 25 years 4 treatment rooms plus others for sublet. Comprehensive website brings good results. Clinically advanced skincare treatments, trained therapists.

MORNINGTON Small factory in industrial estate LANGWARRIN Home-based retail sales from Italian pizza, pasta & Chinese on the Peninsula, w/sale to retail comprehensive website with online menu. Drive thru with seating inside outlets Vic & interstate, regular ordering system. Easy to operate for 20, purpose built site with kids with full training given, est 13 markets and events, direct factory play room. Excellent reviews on years. Many clients include schools sales to public, online store for website, online ordering available. & Govt organisations. Freehold retail & wholesale. home also available $950,000. TRIAL ON $12,000 pw T/O.

$130,000 + sav


Two rooms, licensed for 25 per COWES day, 102 per week occupancy. In Est 40 years on a major road in the heart of high density residential a residential area. Caravan park area, Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm. Can be opposite attracts huge repeat custom, fully managed, one vendor happy also tradies & holiday makers Onsite to stay on. Con¿dentiality applies. parking for cars, trucks etc. Trades 7 days. Good equipment. BUSINESS $175,000

$175,000 + sav



DANDENONG Fully unmanned with automatic opening & closing. 7 days 7am – 9pm. 10 top loaders, 3 Speed Queen industrial, 9 dryers, large grease trap. Good pro¿ts.

5 days, hours to suit. Refrigerated 2009 Hino 6 tonne truck in excellent condition, serviced regularly. Pick up in D’nong and delivers in northern suburbs, set daily run, food industry.


NOW $290,000


FREEHOLD $415,000

$135,000 + sav


FRANKSTON ROSEBUD 1x30 power washer, 11 Speed Great looking café with near new Queen washers, 8 dryers. Air-con, equipment, outside S/C with large monitored alarm, phone system. frontage. Seats 30 inside & 35 Automatic doors 7am – 9.30pm. outside. Est 15 yrs, good pro¿ts. Attended Mon-Fri 8am-5pm and Vendor ready to move on. Sat 9am-12pm.

$140,000 + sav

$165,000 + sav



ROSEBUD Large warehouse includes complete aquarium, hydrobath, sells premium foods, treatments & accessories. Equipment inc computer system, shelving, forklift. Prime position close to Bunnings.

GEELONG Front coin launderette has 12 washers & 6 dryers. Huge rear offers all services, 6 washers & 5 dryers with competent staff. Long lease, so busy they are rejecting work. Great opportunity!

$199,000 + sav




Est 25 years in Mornington, long lease in place. Services SE suburbs with fresh WARATAH NORTH Has aquariums, birds, reptiles and offers dog grooming, 10 acre property, group lodge for up fruit & veg, 5 days. Market twice to 20 people, 3 cottages, solar heated weekly, operates from 2 small pet food and accessories. Large modern premises on inground pool. Communal laundry, factories. Truck & 2 vans included. busy main road with ample parking. Oversee quali¿ed play area, bushland. Near Wilsons 8 weeks holiday a year. Potential staff or become actively involved and enhance pro¿ts. Prom, Waratah Bay & Sandy Point. to increase, mainly c/card Extensive website ready for progression to online trading. payments plus good cash Àow. BUSINESS $350,000+ sav $320,000 + stock $320,000 + sav FREEHOLD $1.2 Million



CONFIDENTIALITY APPLIES SW of Melbourne CBD, ultra modern, brand new equipment, under management. 15-20 kgs coffee, extensive menu, caters functions. Seats 90.

Large cooking & working areas, varied menu inc pizza, pasta etc. Seats 50 in with separate private seating capacity outside. Some deliveries, no discounts, trades 11am to 9pm. Huge potential!


$390,000 + sav

$399,500 + sav

$395,000 + sav

$395,000 + sav

$550,000 + sav

$695,000 inc stock







Multiple business operation in one – wholesale online & retailers, online direct to public, retail, social media. Exclusive distribution rights to certain products, patents & trademarks, designated websites.

64 acres residential / industrial with 4 bdm home and 2 bdm bungalow. Located close to Westernport Bay waterfront, has sheds, stables, outbuildings, training track for current horse agistment. Ideal horse or port related industry.

Packaging industry, comprehensive service & products, state of the art equipment. Modern premises. Detailed information available.

Well established national client base, superior in-demand product range & room for extra growth. Aust distribution rights, core supplier of Aust’s tiling and associated industries. Large modern w/house & of¿ce.

$2 Million + sav

$4.5 Million

Est 25+ years, very well equipped Long established & well known within with 4 trucks, loaders & handling the industry and construction industry. equipment. Supply all types of Well equipped, largest in area, garden & landscape materials. handles large industrial & construction Many repeat customers inc blasting & painting needs. 10 acre builders, landscapers, construction industrial/residential block. companies & homeowners. BUSINESS $1.4 M or

$925,000 + sav





Stockists of quality mowers and Double shop frontage, one of Manufacture & retailer of Specialists in mowing & gardening the oldest bakeries in town, well continental products using equipment. Dealers with major garden equipment at affordable known for its French delights. traditional recipes & techniques. suppliers and preferred repairer, prices. Large business well known Good equipment inc Combo van, Excellent equipment, purpose warranty agents. Vendor ready on the Peninsula, could suit some wholesale with deliveries built factory, est 25 yrs. New lease to retire, will stay on to assist. family or p/ship. Great pro¿ts – to schools. Vendor will assist new to be negotiated, owners wish to Stock approx. $150,000. huge potential! owner with changeover. retire. Con¿dentiality applies. Con¿dentiality applies.

Business $1.55M + sav. Freehold $4.6M + GST $6.15M + sav & GST

$4.25 Million + sav

Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

No. 1 REIV Accredited Business Agent in Victoria 32 years selling experience based on honesty and reliability REIV Business Brokers Committee Member

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Golfers line up for the 110th By Tony Duboudin FLINDERS Golf Club is about to celebrate its 110th birthday, continuing its reign as the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest with members still playing on its original course. Five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson will be guest of honour at the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 110th anniversary dinner on Saturday 26 October. For Thomson it will bring back good memories as he won the Flinders Golf Club Easter tournament in 1949 before going on in 1954 to win the first of five British Open titles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a significant milestone for the club and one of which we are justifiably proud,â&#x20AC;? club president Graham Scoffern said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives the club a great sense of continuity. We now look forward to another 110 years.â&#x20AC;? The Flinders course had its beginnings in the 1870s when English and Scottish migrants working at the nearby cable station â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where the telegraph cable from Tasmania came ashore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; carved out four rough golf holes on the clifftop. Their work sparked the interest of David Myles Maxwell, who had come to Flinders to manage an onion farm and also happened to be a champion golfer hailing from the holy grail of golf, St Andrews in Scotland. In 1892 Maxwell was the inaugural club champion at Melbourne Golf Club, which soon became Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Being a golf fanatic, he organised volunteers to add another two holes to the nascent

Putting view: Golfers at Flinders in 1906, 30 years after English and Scottish migrants saw the possibilities of creating a challenging course.

course. He also organised friends from Royal Melbourne, who were among the golfing elite of their day, to come and stay with him in Flinders at St Andrews guest house, built in 1905. Among them were Dr (later Sir) James Barrett, Justice Higgins and Dr (later Sir) John McFarland. In 1902, Maxwell put the wheels in motion to establish Flinders Golf Links on two parcels of land owned by the Union Bank and the Crown after a visit to Flinders by Dr Alister Mackenzie, who later became a world renowned golf course architect. Mackenzie made some suggestions about improving the course and within a year it had 18 holes. Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend Dr Barrett was made chairman of the committee with Maxwell as honorary secretary. The new club was affiliated with

the Victorian Golf Association in 1903 and on opening day, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club presented a hole cutter to the newly affiliated club. Annual membership was two shillings and sixpence and the club revenue for the first year was three pounds ($6). Melbourne members spread the word and the renowned Easter tournament began in 1905 and has continued to be held almost uninterrupted to this day. Flinders was rough and windy to play, with holes along the cliffs and even down to the beach and back. The club generated such interest that the Mornington Standard reported on 16 December 1905: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In no part of the state has any golf club made such rapid strides as that at Flinders. Though started only some three years ago by Mr D M Maxwell (who is still

honorary secretary of the club) with a membership of 22, the financial year, which closed on September 30, shows a roll of 155 members.â&#x20AC;? Over the next 15 years the club acquired freehold land abutting the course. To accomplish this, Maxwell and Barrett formed the Flinders Golf Links Land Company but, because the club was playing golf on a course primarily on Crown land, the state government was asked to form a public park. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;temporary reserveâ&#x20AC;? was created in 1914 and, with some certainty in place, Maxwell started to improve the course. Land acquisitions continued until 1918 by which time the club (the Flinders Golf Links Lands Co had liquidated its assets and transferred them to the Flinders Golf Club) owned all the land on the Western Port

frontage. In 1920 the club decided to offer to the Crown all 18 acres (7.23 hectares) of its valuable land along the Western Port side of the links with two main conditions: Bass Park (now comprising 103 acres) would be permanently reserved and six trustees would be appointed, three to be nominated by the Flinders Golf Club and three by the district. In the early years the course was very much a traditional links-style one with few trees along the clifftops and bare around the fairways. Two holes in particular, the third and fourth, Niagara and Spion Kop, helped put the course on the map. In November 1926, Dr Alister Mackenzie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by now one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top course designers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; returned to Flinders while in Australia to design Royal Melbourne Golf Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Sandringham links. Mackenzie was impressed with the course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Peninsula Post (12/8/1928) quoting him as saying it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;equalled by only one other natural course, which is in Californiaâ&#x20AC;?. Apart from recommending the closure of Spion Kop and Niagara â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mackenzie said the beach sequence slowed play too much â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he suggested altering the Coffin, adding two new holes in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;top paddockâ&#x20AC;?, and building up greens and improvements to the fairways and bunkers. David Maxwell and his greenkeepers spent years trying to put the recommendations in place. Improvements and alterations to the course have continued from Mackenzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day up to the present.


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Water safety tips for surfer girls CHAMPION international surfer Bec Woods, right, is coming to Western Port to teach safety to surfing girls. Woods will be at Point Leo and Phillip Island as part of the Play it Safe by the Water Surfing for Girls program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It uses positive female role models and professional surfing coaches to pass on skills and knowledge to the next generation of female surfers,â&#x20AC;? Life Saving Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education services manager Kate Simpson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The program is a fun learning

environment for new young surfers and a great way to educate participants on lifesaving techniques and key water safety messages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While they develop their surfing skills, they are also taught how to identify potential dangers in the surf as well as skills to aid in a rescue.â&#x20AC;? The program has been running for 14 years and this will be the ninth year Woods has been involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is great to give women exposure to the ocean and surfing in a safe

environment and introduce them to something that has shaped my life from a young age,â&#x20AC;? Woods said. Also on the safety tour again will be stars of the film First Love, Jess Laing and India Payne, of Phillip Island. Everyone who takes part in the program will receive a showbag. The safety lessons will be at Point Leo on Thursday 28 November and Phillip Island on Friday 29 November. Details: or call 5261 2907.

New chamber team takes helm

In Business: (from left) Kim Rowe, Judy Edwards and Jeni Doherty. Picture: Gary Sissons

JUDY Edwards has been re-elected president of the Mornington Chamber of Commerce, having served in the position since March. Ms Edwards, who has been a member of the chamber for 25 years and is the former owner Judy E boutique on Main St, said she was passionate about Mornington and had â&#x20AC;&#x153;thoroughly enjoyedâ&#x20AC;? her role as president. She said the chamber had formed a working partnership with Mornington Rotary Club and that a representative from the charity organisation was set to join the committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both groups will gain strength and visibility from this union,â&#x20AC;? Ms Edwards said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are also very excited to introduce a new member of the chamber team, Kim Rowe. Kimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiasm, expertise and forward thinking will be a great asset to our team.â&#x20AC;? Ms Rowe was recently appointed marketing and promotions manager for Mornington and said she looked forward to working closely with trad-

ers to help their businesses succeed and grow. Over recent years, Ms Rowe has run her own marketing consultancy business, which focused exclusively on supporting the needs of small business owners to help them achieve their business and lifestyle goals. She said her new role with the chamber would enable her to share the knowledge and experience she had gained helping Mornington businesses prosper. A long-time resident of Mornington, Ms Rowe said there was far more to the town than its picturesque surrounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that it is the people that make Mornington so special,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The business owners, the shopkeepers, the people that work in our town and that keep our economy growing so that the thousands of visitors that visit us each year can, for a brief moment, get a glimpse of the amazing life we all live down here every day and experience the culture, passion and pride we

feel for our community.â&#x20AC;? The chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market and office manager, Jeni Doherty, runs Morningtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly Main Street Market and has focused on increasing its online presence and bringing in â&#x20AC;&#x153;new and excitingâ&#x20AC;? stallholders. Having lived on the Mornington Peninsula for most her life, with the exception of a stint living in the city while studying for her marketing degree at RMIT and a number of overseas travel adventures, Ms Doherty said Mornington was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a beautiful and unique place to liveâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would love to showcase some of our local, youthful and creative talent in the market over summer,â&#x20AC;? she said. To keep updated on the latest news, events and competitions at the market, visit For more information on Mornington Chamber of Commerce activities, visit or email


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Stairway opens up bayside views A PATH once again links Point Nepean Rd and The Eyrie at McCrae. Wooden steps and a concrete path lead up the steep cliff alongside a rock-filled gully. Closed because of severe erosion in the deepening gully, the path has been reopened without fanfare or ceremony by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Plagued by delays caused by weather and then the demolition and replacement of a nearby house, the $950,000 drainage stabilisation and path construction project, according to the shire’s sign, was first declared completed in August 2010. The shire later removed the sign and amended the projected completion date to September or October 2012. Meanwhile, rocks destined for the gully works were stored free of charge in the disused quarry on the Esplanade at Mt Martha. The shire was investigating a gate, bridge and garden on council-owned land at the top of the gully near The Eyrie. “The shire is currently investigating the circumstances and what approvals/consents are required from council if it is deemed appropriate to stay in its current location,” sustainable infrastructure director Alex Atkins said in 2012. The shire now says no action has been taken to reclaim the public land on which the garden has been grown. Strategic planning manager Angela Hughes said: “Council is aware of the footbridge and garden that has been constructed on council land at the rear of a property in The Eyrie. The structure does not prevent public access to the area, nor does it provide any hazard or barrier to pedestrians. No action has been taken.” The shire’s sustainable infrastructure director Alex Atkins said the cost of the project was originally estimated at $1.6 million. “This included the cost of design, project planning, supervision, civil construction and landscaping. Expenditure on this project is currently at $1 million with an estimated additional $50,000 required to complete the remaining landscaping and the overall project,” Mr Atkins said. “The major component of the cost for this project relates to the civil works component that was contracted to be $823,000 with the remainder of the cost to date being spread over the other components of the project.” Keith Platt

Path to a view: New stairs leading from Point Nepean Rd to the Eyrie, McCrae, have been opened three years after being signed as “complete”, right.

Police to crack down on work zone speedsters POLICE are targeting drivers who ignore road work zone speed restrictions in a state-wide crackdown dubbed Operation Nickel that is scheduled to begin on 1 October. Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said there was a tendency for some motorists to ignore posted speed limits when travelling through restricted road work zones. He said the operation aimed to make sure people employed to work in road side construction zones had a safe place to work. “People working in these zones have been identified as some of our most vulnerable road users and Victoria Police is committed to ensuring their safety,” Mr Hill said. “We need to change the attitude of drivers on our roads who think that speeding through these

areas, where there are clear signs alerting motorists to reduce their speed, is acceptable. “The State Highway Patrol will be enforcing the speed limits in all road work zones and other high risk areas as part of a state wide focus on speed enforcement. “If you speed through these zones, it is highly you will be detected and you will be fined.” Operation Nickel comes as part of a monthlong focus by Victoria Police on detecting speeding motorists. “We’ll be targeting those road users who to disregard for our road rules and put their lives and others at risk,” Mr Hill said. “It’s the low level speeding. It’s the excessive speeding. We’ll be focused on all forms of speeding because we know if we stop speeding drivers we can stop unnecessary deaths on our roads.”


IN PRIZES The 30th Anniversary Mornington Peninsula Tea Tree



INCORPORATING The Victorian Amateur Snapper Championship

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French Island to be annexed, tennis club in full swing Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 11 October 1913. FRENCH Island has the distinction of being the only piece of Victorian territory that is not under municipal control. Mr A. Downward, M.L.A., on Wednesday introduced a deputation to Mr Hagelthorn, Minister for Public Works, from the Shire of Frankston and Hastings, and also from the island itself, to discuss the question of annexing the island to the shire. Cr r J. D. Hodgins, president of the shire, Mr J. L. Parkes, president, and Dr Plowman, secretary of the Westernport Progress Association, Mr J. Lindley, Mr W. H. Renwick and others were the speakers. The Minister was asked for £2000 to put the roads of the island in order as a condition to annexation, since the revenue from the handful of people there would be very small. He was also asked to extend one of the jetties and to try and facilitate the construction of the new channel at Hastings. Mr Hagelthorn, in reply, stated that the department would also draw up a scheme, apart from any grant, and he believed it would satisfy the councillors present that the island could be taken over without incurring any financial loss. *** THE local tennis club is in a prosperous way, according to the financial statement made on Wednesday night at the annual meeting. There is a credit balance of about £9 in hand. It was decided to proceed with the formation of a new court at once. Several donations have been received, and the sec-

retary (Cr R. Jackson) will be pleased to receive any further sums from patrons or admirers of the game. Mr G. Keast was re-elected president; Mrs Geo Griffeth and Messrs F. W. Roper and A. Unthank, vice-presidents. Mr Jackson was elected secretary and treasurer. There are nearly fifty members. It was decided to proceed with a tournament at once. Delegates were appointed to attend a meeting of the Peninsula Tennis Association. *** DR Guthrie, the famous Scottish preacher, on one occasion expressed his opinion of whisky in these words: “Whisky is good in its place. There is nothing in the world like Whisky for preserving a man when he is dead, but it is one of the worst things in the world for preserving a man when he is living. If you want to keep a dead man, put him in whisky; if you want to kill a living man, put whisky in him.” And in his day Dr Guthrie spoke from a wide experience. *** BARGAINS were the order of the day at Mr W. White’s sale of household furniture at Mornington on Wednesday last. *** ALREADY a good number of furnished houses have been booked for the coming season at Mornington, several for long periods at good rentals. *** WE are pleased to state that Miss Jackson, daughter of the Rev R. and Mrs Jackson, of Frankston, who has been confined to her bed for some

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*** THE building trade at Mornington is still very brisk. A couple more houses are going up in the “old home” paddock and at “Bendigo by the Sea,” also a five-roomed cottage is being built in Albert Street, by Mr A. Clarke, for Mr A. Beattie. *** AT the last meeting of the Beachdale Progress Association, greetings were given from the Westernport Association by Cr Plowman, from the Langwarrin Association, by Cr Oates, and

Moorooduc Association sent theirs along. Where was Frankston? *** THE Frankston Choral Society regret that they have recently lost a number of their members, who have left the district. Miss Annie Brody will be greatly missed by the members and also the public, as her reciting was always very much appreciated at the Choral concerts. *** THE Frankston Choral and Orchestral Society gave a very successful concert to the hall committee at Somerville recently, and were invited on that occasion to repeat the concert. On Saturday, October 18th, the Society intend giving a better programme in aid of their own funds. *** MR. John McGowan, the promising young baritone singer who has several times appeared successfully in Frankston, on Wednesday evening, 1st inst., we note from the Melbourne daily papers, gave a recital in the Masonic Hall, Collins Street, Melbourne, to a crowded audience. The Melbourne press speak in a flattering manner of Mr McGowan’s splendid singing. *** THE general entries for the V.R.C. Cup Meeting are to hand. A total of 1049 entries have been received. Both Zephuron and Lord Emms have been nominated for the Cup Steeplechase of 500 sovs, also the Victorian Steeple- chase of 500 sovs. Zephuron has been spelling since his Bendigo victory, and Lord Emms is busy training in Frankston. With a start both horses

will be hard to beat over the Flemington stiff fences. *** THE monthly meeting of the Fruitgrowers is to be held in the Mechanics’ hall on Monday night next. The election of show committee is to take place. *** THERE was a large attendance to hear Mr Jennings, of the People’s Liberal Party, speak on Tuesday night. The president of the local branch (Mr W. Martin) occupied the chair. A few musical items were rendered during the evening:- Miss Ruby Griffeth, overture; Miss Twyford, song; Mr Reed, song. *** THE hon sec (Mrs M. R. Deans) on behalf of the Ladies’ Committee for the official opening of the Melbourne Boys’ Home at Frankston, begs to thank the following ladies and Rev Dr Marshal, Scot’s Church, Collins Street, for their generous donations of cakes, milk, etc., towards the afternoon tea on the 4th October:Lady Madden, Mrs (Dr) Maxwell, The Matron Boys’ Home, Mesdames W. H. O’Grady, Deane, Jacobs, D. H. Chandler, Pownell, Lane, Bray, Reeves, Coxall, Heffernan, Cunningham, Misses Masterton, N. Williams and Stagmeyer; for donations in cash, amounting to £1 16s 6d, from Misses Wride, Ritchie, Chrisp, Mesdames W. H. O’Grady, T. Ritchie, W. Deane, Utber, Jolly, Chamberlin, Mason, Dalman, Barclay, Hay, Mytton, Pratt, Gilliard, Fisher, and Coulcher, and Mrs Hay, Frankston House, for glassware and crockery.

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ston marked the re-emergence of the Last weekend’s opening of the upstairs lounge at the Grand Hotel in Frank nightlife option at Frankston’s southern town as one with a four-venue intersection, all offering a mainstream lar and the DJs spinning actual vinyl discs crossroad. The Grand’s style is comfortably mature, with cocktails popu hum. on analogue turntables. Across the road, The Deck and Daveys happily


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Hats N Hooves lunch to benefit Riding for the Disabled on peninsula PROCEEDS from this month’s Mornington Racing Club Guinot Hats N Hooves charity luncheon will go to RDA Peninsula, which serves the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston areas. The lunch on Friday 25 October is one of several events held in the lead-up to the club’s feature spring racing day, the Peninsula Cup. Four Mornington schools and two adult programs participate in the Riding for the Disabled program where children and adults gain positive benefits from horse riding and equestrian activities. RDA relies on donations from the public and sponsorships from peninsula businesses. The lunch will be hosted by Channel 7’s Scherri-Lee Biggs, and will be in the Gunnamatta Room at Mornington Racecourse. The lunch package includes:  A three-course lunch with associated beverages.  Fashion styling by Beckie White and Main Street Mornington.  A $50 facial voucher courtesy of major sponsor Guinot.  Live auctions, silent auctions and a raffle, with all proceeds going to RDA.  Door prizes.  A prize for the table of women wearing the best hats. Tickets for the lunch are available from Mornington Racing Club, call 5975 3310. More information is on the club’s website at the-races/mornington/about/guinot-hats-nhooves-charity-luncheon

All in a good cause: Some of the women who attended last year’s Hats N Hooves charity luncheon at Mornington Racecourse in the lead-up to the Peninsula Cup.


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Conti aims to inspire The annual art show at The Continental Hotel in Sorrento attracts state-wide interest with works from 130 artists displayed last year. In 2000, hotel co-owner Rick Di Pietro and southern peninsula-based painter John Baird reckoned that they could add colour to the bistro’s large limestone walls by adding some art. The idea turned into a small competition attracting entries from around 30 regional artists. The show was well received and steadily built in popularity. The current exhibition showcases eight peninsula artists. “When artists enter the competition, they are joining our

annual artist pool,” exhibition curator Stahle Spencer said. The Continental Hotel gallery space now presents three separate exhibitions each year. Some are themed, challenging entrants to step outsiede their comfort zone. Competing works are displayed and the winners are announced on opening night as artists mingle with their peers, family and friends to discuss each other’s works. This year’s head judge Gabe North will be assisted by Donna Magree. First prize is $1500 along with the $500 Linda Gebar Encouragement Award, intro-

duced to help inspire up and coming artists. A one-off additional prize, for the best abstract or semi abstract work, is an autographed book from German artist Albert Oehlen, donated by Paul Whattie at Rosebud Bookbarn. All are welcome at the opening night and award announcement on Sunday 17 November. Vino is supplied by Ciccone Wines. Entered artworks must be delivered to the hotel between 11am-2pm on 27 October. Contact Stahle Spencer on 5984 2201 or email for full details.

Prize picture: ‘Pilot’s Workshop Queenscliff’ by Bridgit Thomas won the Conti Art Prize last year.

Search for talent Rosebud Hotel is searching for the best regional performers to strut their stuff on Melbourne Cup Eve at the ‘Peninsula’s Got Talent’ night. A $1000 first prize is up for grabs by someone who can enchant the audience and impress the judges. Runners-up prizes include $500 cash and a $200 bar tab. “Entries will be limited to the best 12 applicants, with a few already lockedin including a dancer, a singer and also someone with a surprise act,” hotel

manager James Tuff said. Audience reaction will be measured by in-house text messaging on the night. The show will run from 9-11.30pm with three judges and will be hosted by Pearl Magazine publisher Simon Mills. An after-party will follow. Limited pre-sales tickets are $10 each, door sales are $20 per ticket. Call Rosebud Hotel on 5986 1688 or email for full details.

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The meaning of existence (and other short stories)

Great thunderboxes of the new millennium

By Stuart McCullough YOU can tell whether society is civilized by a great many things – its music, art and whether it can sustain a viable roller-derby competition. You can also glean much from the things a community builds – its temples, halls and so on. But the true character of a city is revealed not in its grand designs, its monuments or skyscrapers. You need to look closer to ground level. If you really want to understand a society, look at its toilets. It’s true that such things should never be raised in polite discussion. Indeed, it’s no accident that we have developed all manner of euphemisms for describing this most basic of human functions. From ‘powdering your nose’ through to the ever-cryptic ‘seeing a man about a horse’, we are programmed from childhood to avoid declaring that we have heard nature call and intend to answer it. I, for one, am not afraid to say that I’m a firm believer in high quality public facilities. Truth be told, it was upon being handed a shovel and the instruction to “find somewhere quiet” when camping as a child that permanently put me off the outdoors. To its eternal credit, Frankston not only has a high quality public convenience, they have called it a ‘comfort station’. Now that’s civilised. But a dark cloud has descended across our suburbs and towns, casting its ominous shadow over our communal outhouses and threatening the universal right to take a tinkle at short notice. These monuments to civility have become a target of anti-social behaviour far beyond bad graffiti that makes the bold but unlikely promise of ‘for a good time call….’. Vandalism and worse has resulted in the closure of many of these national treasures. Before long, we’ll be lucky if there are any left at all. It was Saturday morning and we were heading from one ‘open for inspection’ to the next. I’d been for a run and had drunk plenty of water to avoid dehydration. There are many rules when looking at other people’s homes; chief amongst them being that you must never utilise the facilities during an open for inspection. Trust me – it’s something I learned the hard way. When the sweet siren call of nature began to whisper in my ear, my mind immediately sprang into action, before swiftly pulling a hamstring and retiring ‘hurt’. I considered stopping at a well-known chain of fast food-restaurants for what is known throughout the civilised world as a ‘McSlash’ but decided to take the high moral ground. Besides, I’ve grown tired of purchasing a small order of French Fries when all I really want

to do is visit Fonzie’s office. As we drove on, I saw it. An expanse of green appeared over the horizon as we came upon a park. But as I gazed out upon the rolling hills and trees, my heart sank. For this park did not have a discrete brick structure tucked away in some quiet corner. Instead, the locals had installed space toilets from the future. It was a gleaming, metal box; like something you’d expect if Doctor Who decided to ‘pimp his ride’. For years, I have avoided these contraptions for fear that they might malfunction. I approached it slowly and with caution. As I got closer, a flashing green light suggested it was ready for its next victim. On the outside was a long list of instructions and, suddenly, not quite my greatest fear was realised. What if I couldn’t figure out how to get in? Without my reading glasses, the instructions may as well have been in Esperanto. Starting to panic, I was reduced to pushing various buttons and whole panels at random before curling my fists and banging on the outside. Miraculously, the door slid open. But getting inside was one thing. Getting the door to close was another entirely. After a few panicked minutes, I found another button and was entombed. Without warning, the same voice that tells me that the 7.36 express to the city is now departing platform 2 told me that I had ten minutes to do what I came for before unspecified consequences would be visited upon me. I assumed the worst – the door would spring open and a tactical response team, weapons drawn, would be waiting for me. Then, as though sensing my extraordinary level of anxiety, the soothing sounds of Burt Bacharach were piped into the room. As sentiments go, I wholly agree with Burt that what the world needs now is love, sweet love, but I’m not sure that I need to hear about it when using a public lavatory. Lucky for me, I was done before my ten minutes was up. As I exited the metal box and returned to the sunlight, I wondered how things have reached a point where something as simple as a public convenience needs a level of security to rival your local bank. If you can indeed judge a town by its facilities, I don’t know what a ‘Discomfort Station’ says about us. On the one hand, it’s cold and impersonal. On the other, it looks like it could withstand a nuclear bomb blast. Perhaps I’m being too nostalgic. I should move on. From this day forth, I will embrace technology. For when it comes to spending a penny, I have seen the future and it’s shiny, sleek and comes with a soundtrack by Burt Bacharach.

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Olds Boys put to sword by Faithfull PROVINCIAL By IT Gully REIGNING MPCA Provincial champions Peninsula Old Boys didn’t get the start they were looking for when the new season was unveiled last weekend. Playing against cross-town rivals, Mt Eliza, the Old Boys were put to the sword by the Mounties’ opening batsman, Tristan Faithfull, who belted 115 in the eight wicket win. Faithfull played all season in the Second XI last season, getting a top score of 96. He was superb on Saturday in helping his side to the winning post with two overs to spare. The Old Boys batted first on their home deck and put together a more than competitive 5/173. Brandon Lawler top scored with 58 and Glenn Prendergast finished unbeaten on 40. Wade Pelzer also scored 36. With Faithfull in a damaging mood, there weren’t enough runs in the bank and the Mounties called it quits at 2/175. Langwarrin re-launched in Provincial cricket

with a convincing win over Mt Martha. The Kangas scored 6/153 with the evergreen Danny Weare top scoring with an unbeaten 50. Openers Taylor Smith (31) and Mark Cooper (30) got their side away to a good start with a stand of 64. The Reds had no answers for spin king Dwayne Doig, who at one stage had 4/8 before finishing with 5/25. Kade Bendle, out of Under 17s last season, top scored with 36 for the Reds while skipper Corey Harris was next best with 25. Mt Martha could only manage 9/114 in reply. Crib Point was able to chase down Baxter’s strong total of 8/174 at Crib Point Reserve. Baxter won the toss and batted and Shane McComb got his side away to a strong start with 56. Dale Irving contributed 35 and Dean Sterry finished unbeaten on 38. 8/174 looked good enough. Brad Davidson was the pick of the Magpies’ bowlers with 4/41 from 10 overs, while Henry Dolphin claimed 2/15 from his 10. The home side couldn’t have got away to a better start in its chase.

Matty Blake was the aggressor of the two openers, smashing 96, while Dolphin played the anchor role with 34. Dolphin was the first one dismissed with the score on 140. However, just 35 shy of victory, the Pies lost six wickets for just 23 runs. They were 7/169, before Warren Herrington got them over the line. Ben Smith was the best of the Baxter bowlers with 5/16 from 10 overs. Smith, not known for his bowling, had just 21 overs in three senior matches last season. Long Island got its season away to a flier and sits on top of the ladder, disposing of Heatherhill with ease.The Islanders batted first on their home deck and amassed 6/177, Scott Phillips top scoring with 55, Paul Hartle opening with 36 and Stuart Doolan (31) and Andrew Tweddle (27) finishing not out at the end. In reply, the Hills were rolled for 111 in the 39th over. Adam Salerni, batting at nine, was the best of the bats with 17. Chris Hocking was the best of the Long Island bowlers with 3/11 from four overs while Fergus O’Connor, fresh from Premier cricket at Casey-South Melbourne,

helped himself to 2/16. Sorrento was unconvincing in its match but still got the job done against Moorooduc. The Sorras made 6/148 in its 40 overs, Anthony Blackwell top scoring with 33 and CJ King getting 26. Shaun Manby and Reece Cordeaux each claimed two wickets for the Ducs. In reply, the Ducs could only manage 8/134, Bobby Wilson and Brayden Gleeson each getting 24. Nick Davern bowled eight overs and finished with 3/28 for the home side. Mornington did what it needed to do against Rye without setting the world on fire. The Doggies batted first with Matt Foon top scoring with 57 and Ben Clements scoring 20. At one stage, the visitors were in some strife at 7/113 after losing 6/36. The strong bowling attack of the Doggies then stepped up to the plate and rolled Rye in the 30th over for just 94. Teenager Jack Haseltine snared 3/6 from three overs and Luke Harper claimed 3/23 from eight overs. Luke Popov also picked-up 2/11. Andrew Hitchener top scored with 25 for Rye.

Buds, Hillmen off to winning start SUB-DISTRICT

Upset win: Hastings beat Baden Powell with the Braves being bowled out for 112. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Power powers way to ton for Flinders DISTRICT By IT Gully TOP order batsman Andrew Power was the major catalyst behind Flinders’ strong victory over Ballam Park in MPCA District cricket. Power smashed five fours and six sixes on his way to an unbeaten 102, while his partner in crime just happened to be one of the best in the business, Shane Beggs, who was also unbeaten on 89. The pair came together when the score was 3/46 and walked off with the score on 3/225 after 40 overs. In reply, the Knights were never in the hunt, losing wickets regularly and eventually bowled out for 86. Ballam Park was looking for a big improvement this season after an embarressing 2012-13, however, it appears in the early stages that not a lot has changed. Matty Roach top scored for the Knights with 25, while Max Royal was the pick of the Flinders bowlers with 4/20. Seaford is expected to have a tough season and things didn’t start well against Carrum Carrum.. Batting first, Seaford was bowled out in the 35th over for just 65. Damien Lawrence top

scored with an unbeaten 22. Jackson Fry claimed 3/20 and Jeremy Graves 3/19 to be the best of the Lions’ bowlers. In reply, the home side lost five wickets on their way to claiming victory. Shaun Foster top scored with 28. Ryan McQueen picked up two wickets. Pines got its season in order early, knocking over the highly fancied Main Ridge Ridge.. The Ridge batted first and early in the match were 3/3, however Brad Rossborough and Gareth Wyatt steadied the ship with 21 each, before Nick Gage scored 27 at the end. Brett Remy was the best of the Pines bowlers with 4/18. Ricky Ramsdale then guided his side across the line with an unbeaten 30. Pines won the match in the 35th over, losing just four wickets. Harley Parker opened with 25, while Jake Prosser made an early impression at his new club with a catch, run out, wicket and 19 runs. Hastings caused one of the upsets of the round, beating Baden Powell. Powell. The Braves lost the toss and were sent in to bat, however, were bowled out for 112. Only two batsmen made it to double figures, Rhys Elmi scoring 39 and Anjula Perera 44. Recruit Benny Johnson made a strong start

with his new club, claiming 4/24 from nine overs. Isuru Dias picked-up 3/20. In reply, the Blues were wobbly early before Luke Hewitt (31) and Ben King (21) guided their side to victory. Perera rounded-out a great game personally with 3/36. New kids on the block, Seaford Tigers, Tigers, were shown the significant level of difference between Subbies and District cricket by Delacombe Park.. Park The Tigers batted first and made 130 in 40 overs. Chris Brittain and Simon Dignan were the stars with the ball for the Parkers with 3/25 and 2/11 respectively. When it came time to bat, Jon Guthrie smacked 49 and Chris Brittain hit 38 to help their side over the line with three wickets in hand. Corey Hand was the pick of the Tigers’ bowlers with three wickets. Somerville got away to a flier, smashing Boneo.. Boneo The top order for the Eagles all got starts, Nick Marshall top scoring with 52 and Jack Barbour scoring 25. Chris Jobling and Justin Moore each claimed two wickets for Boneo. In reply, Boneo fell 50 runs short. Ryan Jellie top scored with 25. Justin Allsop was the best with the ball for the Eagles with 4/32.

By IT Gully ROSEBUD and Red Hill both started well with strong victories in round one of Sub District cricket. The Buds and the Hillmen are both expected to be right in the mix at the business end of the season and they were both up and going on Saturday. Red Hill had a walk in the park against Dromana.. The Hills bowled first and rolled the Dromana Hoppers for just 63, skipper Simon Dart dominating proceedings with 5/11. The Hillmen then passed the total with the loss of just two wickets. Rosebud had to work a little harder than Red Hill in its match against Tootgarook Tootgarook.. The Buds scored 4/175 in its 40 overs after batting first. Darren Kerr was the architect with 61, Leigh Parslow knocked up 51 and Adam Clifford made an impression opening the innings with 33. Jason Nagel was then the man to do the damage for Rosebud with the ball, claiming 4/31 from 10 overs. Brian Doughty snared 3/39 and Kerr made it a wonderful game personally with 2/35. Tyabb and Pearcedale went head to head in what was expected to be a tight tussle. The match certainly didn’t disappoint, the Yabbies getting home in a thriller by just eight runs. The Yabbies won the toss and batted first and were able to push their final total to 8/157. Luke Rus top scored with 48 and Ben Van Wees was also very good in the middle order with 43. Scott Didcock opened with 23. Shayne Gillings was the best of the Panthers bowlers with 4/29. In reply, the Panthers looked to be in a strong position at 3/75 and again at 4/118. New skipper Chris Dew did his job with 68 and David Brabazon scored 25, however, there wasn’t any wag in the tail. Pearcedale was bowled out in the 39th over. Nathan Hudgson took 4/23 from 8.4 overs for the Yabbies. Carrum Downs and Frankston YCW also had a tight battle. The Downers batted first and made 8/151, thanks largely to Chamara Perera, who blasted an unbeaten 45 batting at nine. Adam Muirhead picked-up 3/50 for the Stonecats. In reply, YCW fell just two runs short. Teenager Jack Greenwood opened with 38 and Paul Bradley (57) and Luke Hutchison (27) appeared to be the ones to get their side over the line. However, they lost their last four wickets for six runs and fell short. In the final match, Skye won comfortably over Balnarring.. Balnarring batted first and was all Balnarring out for just 91. Mark Wales top scored with 37. Leigh Smith was outstanding for his side with the ball, taking 4/13, while Phil Clinch picked-up 3/35. In response, it was Smith again who was the difference, scoring 40, while Stephen Smart hit 26. Skye won with an over and five wickets in hand. Mornington News 8 October 2013



Rye honours club servants MORE than 130 guests attended the Porstsea Hotel to celebrate the Rye Football Club’s 2013 season last month. Adam Kirkwood won his third Clarrie Jennings Medal as Rye’s senior best and fairest winner, one vote ahead of last year’s winner Darren Booth. League most valuable player and team of the year captain Rhett Sutton was third and coach Ben Holmes finished fourth. Daniel Schwind won the reserves award with Toby Woodford runner-up and big Michael Pudney third. Three new Rye Football Club life members were inducted: Matt Noldt, Kyle Jennings and Matt O’Rourke. A fantastic achievement for all three. Kyle Jennings and Matt O’Rourke are third generation life members of the Rye Football and Netball Club within their respective families. Kyle Jennings joined grandfather Clarrie Jennings and mum and dad, Dan and Wendy Jennings, as a life member. Matt O’Rourke joined the life members club with dad and current club president Mick O’Rourke and grandmother Babs. Matt Noldt (268 club games) is equal second on most senior club games played, tied with Scott Beel on 241. The great Nick Appleford is number one on 308 games. All three began playing in the Rye Juniors back in the early 1990s. The night’s highlight was the presentation of two outstanding achievments and dedication plagues awarded to two club legends, Scott Beel and Bruce Millar, for outstanding services to the Football and Netball Club over many years. The home change rooms will now be called the “Scott Beel Change Rooms” and the trainers area inside the rooms will now be known as the “Bruce Millar Trainers Room”. Scott Beel has given 28 years of service to the club, including 308 club games and was coach of the 2007 Reserves Premiership. He has served for 17 years on the club’s committee, including ten years as vice-president. Bruce Millar has been a trainer at the club for 17 years, including 12 as head trainer and also eight years on the committee. They are two outstanding servants of the Rye Football and Netball Club.

Schwarze to lead Sharks

SORRENTO has appointed former premiership coach Troy Schwarze to lead the club forward. The appointment ends months of speculation over who would do the job, after it became obvious that the club didn’t want Nick Claringbold to go around again. The Sharks are looking for improvement again next season, with at least seven new faces in the line-up. Josh Stephenson, Dalton Sanderson, Jon Croad and Matt Debrowski are all back from interstate or overseas. Myles Pitt appears a certainty to play with the Sharks next season, while former premiership captain and Crib Point coach, Dave Lawson, plans to finish his career where it all began. Finally, the younger brother of Ryan Jeffrey, who played at Knox this season, is expected to be a Shark. We hear he’s a gun!

Stonecats have a coach

FRANKSTON YCW has appointed former Under 18 coach and assistant to ‘Buggsy’ Barry, Scott Mathers, as its new coach. The Stonecats had a nibble at Gavin Artico, however, when he took the Langwarrin job, the door opened for Mathers.

Clubs with no coaches

THERE are still some clubs who have not appointed coaches at this stage. After reporting that Duane Annable had landed the Crib Point job, we were told that this was not the case. We understand that former Hastings forward Dylan Hand is being interviewed this week. Seaford is still looking for a coach (although we hear former Somerville midfielder Ben Crowe is keen), as is Karingal, while Nepean premiers Dromana are still without a coach. We also hear that Nick Claringbold is the new coach at Peninsula Old Boys in the Ammos.

Hillmen on the move

WE expected that Red Hill would be big movers in the off-season under new coach Tony Blackford and this is certainly the case. The Hillmen have already landed talented forward Jarred Eames from Karingal, as well as Nick Batemen from Frankston Dolphins. They are also expected to land a 100-game VFL midfielder who played finals this season. Added to this is dual YCW premiership player Blake McCormack. Dan McNamara and Marcus DaLago are back from overseas and injury respectively. Blackford said he was confident that there would be at least another three signings over the next couple of weeks.

Top honours: (clockwise from top) Rye Football Club president Mick O’Rourke with Scott Beel; reserves best and fairest winner Daniel Schwind; seniors best and fairest winner Adam Kirkwood. Pictures: Barry Irving

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