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Slipping day comes too late for yacht YOU’D have to be stiff to see your sailing pride and joy washed up on a Mornington harbour beach the day before slipping day but this is what happened to the owner of Madrigal on Friday. Another dastardly gale force wind out of the north – 42 knots (about 80km/h) at its fiercest – was the culprit. A Mornington Yacht Club spokesman said the yacht sustained minor damage and had been refloated on Saturday. Club members were busy on Saturday pulling their craft out of the water, the trailerable yachts going home and most of the bigger keel yachts going into the club’s yard at Snapper Point. Every time yachts are washed onto the beach reinforces the club’s ambition to make the harbour safe in northerlies. The club’s most recent plan to build an $18 million floating marina in the harbour met stiff opposition and was knocked back by Mornington Peninsula Shire in February 2012 but a working group of harbour users, environmentalists and council representatives is continuing to meet and work out a way to make the harbour safer. In 1983 and 2008, more than 30 boats each time were sent to the bottom or washed onto rocks or beaches by wild northerlies. Mike Hast

Servo raiders arrested FOUR injured men found by police in an upturned car on Racecourse Rd in Mornington on Thursday night have been arrested and charged over a string of alleged armed robberies on the Mornington Peninsula and in the bayside area over the past week. The men, three from Bendigo and one from Mornington who police said were related, were arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for treatment. The Bendigo men aged 18, 19 and 20 were later discharged from hospital and are in custody. The 23-year-old

Mornington man remained under police guard at Frankston Hospital and was released into police custody on Friday. Police said the men were wanted over nine alleged armed robberies on: ď Ž Thursday 2 May at a service station at the intersection of Beach and Bridge streets, Hampton, about 11.30pm. ď Ž Thursday 2 May at a service station on Nepean Highway, Mornington, at 11.20pm. ď Ž Thursday 2 May at a service station at the corner of Nepean Highway and Warrigal Rd, Mentone, at 10.08pm.

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on Moorooduc Highway, Baxter, just before 10pm. Police were also investigating two attempted armed robberies at service stations in Chelsea and Mornington on Thursday night. The arrests came after police earlier in the week said they were seeking a lone robber who allegedly stole cash and cigarettes from three service stations on Moorooduc Highway. Detective Sergeant Alastair Hanson, of the Frankston-based Embona task force, said two of these robberies were definitely by the same man who was

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Call for bay fishing studies By Keith Platt SCIENTISTS believe the increasing number of snapper being caught in Port Phillip may be due to a 30- to 40year breeding cycle. History shows there were peaks in catches of snapper in the 1920s, 1970s and now the 2010s. And while figures show recreational anglers catch seven times more snapper than commercial fishers, the Victorian National Parks Association has warned that better management and more scientific research is needed to make sure Port Phillip remains a happy hunting ground for all. “Recreational fishing is incredibly popular. Every year there are more people catching more fish in more locations, and with better gear,” the Victorian National Parks Association’s marine and coastal project officer Simon Branigan said. “But there is a great deal of uncertainty and lack of accurate information about the scale and extent of recreational fishing and its impacts on the marine environment.” Recommendations to the state government in the VNPA-commissioned report The state of recreational fishing in Victoria include monitoring catches in Port Phillip; reintroducing annual trawls to assess fish populations; reduce risks affecting marine ecosystems; and the gradual switch by anglers to biodegradable hooks and fishing lines. The report shows that nearly half of the state’s recreational fish catch is taken in Port Phillip, although the

Line up: Fish are managing to survive in Port Phillip despite being lured onto lines, speared and caught in nets, but a new report calls for more government monitoring to make sure the bay remains a sustainable marine resource.

most reliable data dates back to 19992000. Flathead was the most-caught species, with recreational anglers taking 597 tonnes compared to 151 tonnes by commercial fishers. Snapper came in second, with 332 tonnes being taken by recreational fishers and 47 tonnes commercially. The biggest commercial haul was Australian salmon, 803 tonnes compared to 271 tonnes caught recreationally. An almost equal quantity of King George whiting was caught by both types of fishers (213 tonnes commercial; 215 tonnes recreational).

Mr Branigan said the report, written by marine scientists John Ford and Patrick Gilmour, “shows that despite popular opinion, recreational fishing does have an impact on the marine environment and is proving difficult to manage”. “Some of Victoria’s most popular eating fish are now far more likely to be hooked by a recreational fisher than a commercial operator.” He said the report was commissioned to help overcome uncertainties about the impact of recreational fishing. Key findings showed Port Phillip accounted for an estimated 88 per cent of total recreational catch for Victoria’s

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bays and inlets and 47 per cent of the statewide, retained recreational catch. “The report reveals that despite perceptions, recreational fishing has a number of direct impacts on our marine environment and fish stocks,” Mr Branigan said. “Propellers and anchors can damage fish habitat, seabirds, dolphins and seals get tangled up in lost fishing line, and recreational fishing can remove important predator species from the marine food chain. “More can be done to ensure that impacts, including those from recreational and commercial fishing, are minimised and well managed.”

Shire backs films EIGHT Australian short films will be shown at a free festival to celebrate this month’s World Day of Cultural Diversity. Colourfest Films and Mornington Peninsula Shire will show “films focused on cultural diversity” on Tuesday 21 May. “The Free Film Festival for World Day of Cultural Diversity is an opportunity for us to celebrate and reflect on Australian society, and recognise the diversity of our community through films focused on social inclusion and identity,” the mayor Cr Lynn Bowden said. The films will be screened 6.30-8.30pm Tuesday 21 May at the shire’s council chamber in Queen St, Mornington. Bookings: 5950 1685.  At 3pm on Saturday 11 May Mornington Peninsula Shire will present a film at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival at ACMI Cinemas in Federation Square in Melbourne. Go Grandriders follows 17 Taiwanese senior citizens on a 13-day motorcycle adventure around their country. Cr Bowden said the shire’s involvement with the festival illustrated its commitment to “promoting and advancing human rights”. Jeanette Lane, an inaugural member and executive member of the Mornington Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders, will speak before the Go Grandriders premiere. Before she retired, Ms Lane was the manager of equity and diversity for the Ministry of Planning and Environment and the Department of Justice.

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Seaworthy: Port Phillip Sea Pilotsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; newest launch Bellarine slices through the waters of Port Phillip during sea trials last month. Picture: Andrew Mackinnon of aquamanships.com

Third launch for sea pilots PORT Phillip Sea Pilots has taken delivery of the third launch to be built by Hart Marine of Mornington. The 15.6-metre Bellarine joins Akuna IV (18 metres) and Ranger III (14.6 metres) as the privately owned organisation upgrades its five-boat fleet. PPSP has been operating in Port Phillip since 1839 and is the oldest continuously operating company in the state. Each year the sea pilots oversee about 6000 shipping movements, mostly taking pilots to and from ships entering and leaving the Port of Melbourne via Port Phillip, including through The Heads, regarded as one of the most hazardous commercial shipping channels in the world. Akuna was launched in June 2010

and is based at Queenscliff. Ranger was launched in March 2011 and is based at Flinders to take pilots to and from ships using Western Port but is set to move to Williamstown and be replaced by the older-style launch Wyuna III. Bellarine will share duties with Akuna at the entrance to Port Phillip. The three newest launches were designed by Pantocarene, a French naval architectural company that has revolutionised pilot and rescue boat design with a distinctive â&#x20AC;&#x153;beakâ&#x20AC;? bow that slices through heavy seas, producing less vertical acceleration and a smoother ride. The launches are self-righting, have man overboard recovery systems, including a hydraulically driven underwater platform, and thick rubber fend-

ers all around the top edge (gunwale). They are propelled by powerful twin Cummins diesels that are low-emission, low-noise and low-vibration, and have a cruising speed of about 25 knots. Hart Marine also has built a 15.6-metre launch for Port of Albany in WA. The company, led by Mal Hart, has been building boats for 30 years and specialises in high-performance yachts, motorboats, commercial workboats and, more recently, pilot boats. It is a world leader in constructing fibreglass reinforced plastic craft for clients in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and other countries in Asia. Mike Hast

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Four years to plan port By Mike Hast VICTORIA needed a container port at Hastings by 2025 but planning would take at least another four years, Port of Hastings Development Authority chief executive Mike Lean says. Mr Lean was speaking at a community briefing before a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting at Hastings Hub. The former Australian Army commander, appointed by the state government in mid-February, said an expanded port was needed for the “economic vitality of the state”. “We have a competitive advantage over Queensland and NSW” both of which had built new container ports. The first stage would handle five million TEUs by the mid-2020s. (A TEU, or twenty-foot equivalent, is a measure of capacity in containers, which are either 20 or 40 feet long.) “We need to maintain our competitive position in the freight industry.” Mr Lean said it was likely the new port would be centred at Long Island with Western Port Highway as the entry point. VicRoads would likely upgrade the highway to a freeway. A key element of the project would be extensive consultation with the community, he said. “Consultation with the community and stakeholders is absolutely vital to us. It’s a critical success factor for the

project that we have active, engaged and robust consultation. “Before full engagement [with the community] we need to scope the project and determine how best to connect to [the existing] port [as well as] road, rail and industry. “We need a strong enough plan to capture everybody’s views. We clearly recognise we are in a fairly environmentally sensitive area. The majority of the area is Ramsar listed.” The authority would build on the existing operational port with its long history of marine management – more than 40 years with no major environmental issues recorded. “We will be doing further studies so we have a comprehensive understanding of the environmental value of the area. We will follow a risk-based process to avoid, minimise, mitigate, manage or offset potential environmental impact – in that order.” Mr Lean said the expansion would be assessed under state and federal environmental laws. “We are required to do that under legislation so that’s a given.” He said it would take four years to complete feasibility studies and reports. “We’ve got our land but we’re not sure which parts we’re going to use yet.” The port would cost $7-8 billion. “We have to get it right as it will be there for 200 years.”

Dodging cars: Motorists are being urged to lobby politicians over traffic dangers at the intersection of Nepean Highway and Hopetoun Ave and Forest Drive in Mt Martha.

Roundabout way to lobby pollies THERE seems to have been little response to a sign calling for motorists to “lobby your polly” over the need for a roundabout on Nepean Highway at the top of Balcombe Hill in Mt Martha. No calls have been received at the offices of either Mornington MP David Morris or Nepean MP Martin Dixon, although Mr Morris said it had been mentioned in several responses to a questionnaire he had distributed. A sign near the top of a tree facing motorists approaching the intersection along Forest Drive names Cr Anne Shaw, Mr Dixon and Flinders MP

Greg Hunt as the politicians that need lobbying. The troublesome intersection is outside Mr Dixon’s electorate but lies within that of Mr Morris, who said he would contact VicRoads about changing speed limits on the approaches to the top of the hill. Cr Shaw said one person had raised the issue with her but there had been no calls. “Council officers are talking with VicRoads about what is suitable there,” she said. “I raised the matter with our [Mornington Peninsula Shire] officers but

what is needed is very much an engineering thing, involving sight lines and all sorts of other things to consider. “Traffic over the hill is quick and it’s something that certainly needs looking at.” Cr Shaw said traffic problems on this section of the highway were “compounded” further down the Mornington side of the hill by the Uralla Rd intersection. Ongoing efforts were also being made to keep the highway bike lanes free of stones and other debris that forced cyclists to ride in vehicle lanes. Keith Platt

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Lease plan for the Point By Keith Platt THE historic quarantine station precinct at Point Nepean may be leased to a commercial operator. In a letter to “stakeholders”, Dick Ford, Department of Environment and Primary Industries project director, said the state government has started a process for the long-term lease to a “private investor or operator”. He said the latest master plan for Point Nepean National Park, near Portsea, “will guide investors in the development of proposals”. Expressions of interest for using the 17 hectares around the quarantine station would be “marketed locally, nationally and internationally”. Mr Ford said many of the 50 buildings at the site “hold heritage and cultural significance and should be maintained and preserved”. Applications responding to the call for expressions of interest would be shortlisted and then invited to submit formal proposals. “The government is determined to strike the right balance between preserving the historical, natural and cultural values of Point Nepean National Park and making sure that the buildings within the park are used for a purpose that meets market demand,” Mr Ford stated. “It is envisioned that private sector investment and the outcomes of this project will support a year round, vi-

brant tourist destination with a range of uses that preserve and enhance the experience of key historic buildings and the rich history of the quarantine station.” Flinders MP Greg Hunt has said he hopes “education will be at the centre of any use for the quarantine station” and has urged Melbourne and Monash universities to establish “a joint educational facility” at the site. He criticised the previous Labor government for a hotel at Point Nepean and “commercial exploitation”. The current state government is also under fire for suggesting the site is suitable for a hotel and for not setting building height limits. “We are seeking to create a worldclass site that could include a range of tourism, hospitality, leisure, recreation, cultural, heritage, education and community uses,” Mr Ford’s 24 April letter stated. The plans for commercial development and activities in the national park were shown to the public on Saturday. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries information day was attended by representatives of DEPI, Parks Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire. “The idea is to seek appropriate private sector investment and infrastructure use at Point Nepean National Park to make sure the Victorian community can continue to enjoy it but also to

Old and new: The latest Point Nepean National Park master plan is aimed at allowing commercial use of some buildings and inviting expressions of interest for a long-term lease of the quarantine station precinct.

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Estate agent cans Pt Nepean plan By Mike Hast A REAL estate agent objecting to the state government’s recently announced proposal to allow commercial development in Point Nepean National Park seems odd at first glance. But 34-year-old Luke Woollard, of Mornington-based agency Pilot Real Estate, says he has seen what happens when developers are permitted to build in a place of exceptional natural beauty. Mr Woollard grew up in Seaford and Langwarrin, and worked in real estate on the Gold Coast from the mid-2000s before returning to the peninsula three years ago. He is married and has two young children. “The twin towers [Gemini Court] built on the headland at Burleigh Heads in 1989 are an eyesore,” he said. “The project should never have been allowed. The headland should have been left undeveloped.” He fears something equally inappropriate could occur at Point Nepean following state Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s announcement last month of a new master plan for the park (“Plan for Pt Nepean is an ‘investment’”, The News, 16/4/13). Mr Guy said the 17-hectare quarantine station precinct of the national park at the end of the peninsula was “under-utilised” and the master plan would provide a blueprint for “appropriate investment”. No height limit has been set for new buildings and this concerns Mr Woollard. “The area’s current tourist attractions could be maintained and improved without inviting possible hotel and restaurant developments that would adversely impact the character of a significant historic location,” he said. “There are already many opportunities for tourists to find accommodation and restaurants in nearby Portsea and Sorrento.” He was disappointed with the government’s plans and “even more disheartened that our government intends to invite private developers to participate”. “Developers will be primarily focused on maximising their investment, which will not necessarily align with the public interest or the gov-

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ernment’s stated goal ‘to ensure Victorians are able to better enjoy the state’s world class natural assets’. “The government should be preserving sites of historic importance not encouraging their development. “I encourage people who share the same view to write to the state government’s Department of Environment and Primary Industries and voice their concerns about the master plan.” Mr Woollard is also against a proposal by Flinders federal MP Greg Hunt for a joint educational facility at Point Nepean to be run by Melbourne and Monash universities. “The proposed education campus is absolutely unnecessary in this pristine location,” Mr Woollard said. “Scientific research could be carried out in Point Nepean without the establishment of new accommodation buildings.”

Waterway grants for ‘green’ groups ENVIRONMENT groups in Mt Eliza, Mornington and Mt Martha have received $43,000 from the state government for weeding and revegetation of creek banks. Mornington MP David Morris said the money came from Melbourne Water for projects to “improve the health of rivers and creeks” as part of Waterways Community Grants, which have been running for 14 years. “We have many passionate volunteers in our community who work hard to help keep our local waterways healthy, in turn helping to make them more accessible to the wider community,” Mr Morris said. “Waterways are an important part of the peninsula’s liveability and the groups provide crucial work.” Mr Morris said it was important everyone did their part “to protect our creeks by binning all rubbish, minimising stormwater runoff and picking up after dogs.” Not-for-profit environmental groups can apply for next year’s grants in October. The groups and grant amounts are:  Friends of Earimil Creek in Mt Eliza – $1045 for group support.  Mornington Environment Association – $1078 for group support.  Sunshine Reserve Conservation and Fireguard Group in Mt Martha – $1056 for group support.

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Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group – $1045 for group support.  Sunshine Reserve Conservation and Fireguard Group in Mt Martha – $11,046 for preservation, protection, revegetation of remnant riparian vegetation in Sunshine Reserve.  Bellbird Rd Fireguard and Friends Group in Mt Eliza – $6468 for Kackeraboite Creek restoration.  Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group – $6274 for swamp scrub and grassy woodland improvement beside Balcombe Creek in Mornington and Mt Martha.  Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group – $8063 for reed swamp and riparian restoration of Hopetoun Creek in Mt Martha.  Mornington Environment Association – $7338 for revegetation of the eastern bank of Tanti Creek.

Balcombe camp history MORNINGTON and District Historical Society’s next coffee morning is at 10.30am on Tuesday 14 May in the Friendship Room, St Mark’s Uniting Church, Barkly St, Mornington. Guest speaker Peter Muir will talk about the history of Balcombe army camp and his time there as an apprentice. Cost $5 a person. Details: Derek Smith, 0414 820 162.

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Rivals rev up over broadband By Mike Hast A LIBERAL-Nationals Coalition government would provide high-speed broadband to the centre of Frankston and Mornington earlier than a Labor government, says local federal MP Bruce Billson. But Mr Billson’s Labor rival in the coming federal election in the seat of Dunkley, Sonya Kilkenny, says the Coalition’s NBN plan is 40 times slower than Labor’s broadband network and families would have to pay $5000 to connect. Mr Billson said the Coalition had pledged that broadband services in Frankston and Mornington central activity areas would be upgraded to “very fast broadband, with average speeds exceeding 50mbps [megabytes per second] with a minimum 25mbps, within three years of a Coalition government being elected”. “The Labor government is yet to announce when Frankston and Mornington will get fast broadband, however roll-out maps released by NBN Co show that it won’t be in the next three years,” Mr Billson said. Ms Kilkenny said construction of Labor’s NBN has already started in Langwarrin and Frankston. The Coalition pledge was made by Mr Billson and Malcolm Turnbull, the Coalition’s communications spokesman, during a visit to the region. Mr Billson said business users would “most likely be able to make use of and pay for higher speed broadband yet Labor has managed to ignore the commercial capital of our region in its bungled NBN roll-out plans”.

Jobs program A PROGRAM started last month by Mornington Peninsula Shire is designed to help businesses find new employees. The Peninsula Industry Skills, Training and Employment Program – or PEN-Step – can also identify skill needs. “PEN-Step gives businesses the chance to fill vacancies using less of their time, and with greater employment outcomes,” the mayor Cr Lynn Bowden said. PEN-Step is available free to businesses and will run for five months. For details call Pauline Visser on 5950 1842, 0488 788 723 or email penstep@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Composting lessons Sonya Kilkenny

“With NBN Co missing all of its key targets, even neighbourhoods earmarked for roll-out over the next three years under Labor must consider their prospects for access to improved broadband more of a prayer than a promise under the Labor government. “Families, small businesses, schools and hospitals need fast broadband now and not sometime after 2021. “Our plan will deliver the NBN sooner, at less cost to taxpayers and more affordably for consumers.” Mr Turnbull said under the Coalition’s plan, all premises would have access to download speeds of 25mbps to 100mbps by the end of 2016. “The minimum speed will rising to 50mbps by the end of 2019 for 90 per cent of fixed line users,” he said. Sonya Kilkenny said the NBN “is about preparing Australia for the fu-

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ture. It’s about ensuring the people and businesses of Dunkley are not left behind as the world and our local economy changes”. “When our year 7 students finish school, their household’s internet needs will have increased six-fold. Broadband has become an essential utility – like electricity or water.” She said Labor’s plan would deliver faster, more reliable and more affordable broadband, replacing the old copper wire with modern optic fibre that would provide speeds of 100mbps and faster. “Mr Billson suggests businesses would be willing to pay more for broadband, but has decided that families are happy to fork out $5000 to connect to superfast broadband,” Ms Kilkenny said. “Mr Billson is out of touch with the

struggles families in Dunkley are facing to make ends meet. I know many families who will not be able to afford a $5000 hit to the family budget to get superfast broadband. This is not fair. “The Coalition plan has been described as a lemon, which will harm businesses and future generations. “It will be much slower and relies on the dated 100-year-old copper network. “Labor’s NBN will change the way we do business with each other, across Australia and internationally. It will promote new opportunities for businesses, help them to reach more customers and create new ways of working.” The government’s NBN investment was a way of future-proofing Australia, she said.

WORKSHOPS on how to compost will be held on the weekend at the Eco Living Display Centre at The Briars Park, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha. The Saturday workshop on how to build a composting bin from recycled material will run 2.30-3.30pm. On Sunday children will be encouraged to “dig in the dirt” and learn about composting. Children must be supervised by an adult and the workshop will run 10.30-11.30am. Bookings essential on 5987 3078.

Seniors’ rights A GUEST speaker from Seniors Rights Victoria will talk at Mornington VIEW Club’s monthly lunch meeting at midday on Friday 24 May at Mornington Golf Club. The club supports The Smith Family, which helps educate children in need. Details and bookings: Raelene 9789 2517.

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Quarry tip plan to shire By Mike Hast THE application for a rubbish tip in the former Pioneer quarry on Arthurs Seat escarpment is likely to go to Mornington Peninsula Shire this month, says David Maltby of Peninsula Waste Management. Mr Maltby, the company’s development manager, said PWM was waiting on third party reports that are part of the landfill application, including a fire management plan, and had revised parts of existing reports. The company, owned by R E Ross Trust, which also owns Hillview Quarries, wants to use the former quarry adjacent to Arthurs Seat State Park to take 3.5 million cubic metres of domestic and other waste at the rate of 150,000 tonnes a year sourced from the peninsula and other municipalities. The company needs approvals from the Environment Protection Authority and the shire. The proposal, revealed by The News in late January, initially raised the ire of landowners in Boundary Rd and Arthurs Seat Rd, and lead to the formation of a group called Save Arthurs Seat, now called Peninsula Preservation Group Inc. The group has been campaigning against the tip since Australia Day and has collected 4500 signatures on a petition, 5500 signatures for an online petition and 3500 supporters on its Facebook page “Save Arthurs Seat”. It is also distributing flyers in Dromana, Red Hill and on Arthurs Seat highlighting its concerns about potential pollution, fire risk, damage to flora and fauna, and “financial and physical

Tip pit: The disused quarry on the Arthurs Seat escarpment at Dromana, which a private company wants to use as a rubbish tip. Picture: Yanni

impact on community and businesses”. Preservation group spokeswoman Lee Burton said it had “scores of volunteers from around the peninsula alerted to the tip proposal by Facebook, Twitter and signs and petitions in local businesses”. “We have a large and growing membership comprising concerned residents spanning the southern peninsula. Members include scientists, legal professionals, indigenous flora and fauna experts, and a fire risk specialist.” PWM bought advertising space in three peninsula local papers two weeks ago to put forward elements of its plan. This was countered last week by a Dromana cattle grazier, Andrew Duncan, who has advertisements in three MP News Group papers (publisher of

the Mornington News) and a Fairfax Media paper. Mr Duncan, who owns and leases land north of the quarry tip site where he runs 100 head of cattle, is a member of Peninsula Preservation Group but has compiled and paid for the adverts off his own bat. Sheepwash Creek, which will carry water from the old quarry, runs through the land he owns and uses. He said the site had been earmarked for a tip in 1996. “It has the potential to be a toxic time bomb left for future generations to clean up,” he said. Mr Duncan said he was putting his money where his mouth was to alert people to potential problems with the tip proposal.

Fishing expedition: It’s not a statue but a real great egret making its way downhill for a feed from the fish pond. Picture: Jason Richardson

Village faces daily threat from above HOUSES in the tiny Japanese village seem miniscule by comparison to the long, black-clawed legs making their way from roof to roof. Every now and then, a long, sharp beak prods the neat gardens on the hillside. The streets appear deserted, no one is venturing out. The village is dominated by a castle, but its gates remain closed and there’s no sign of armed guards rushing to the villagers’ rescue. The script reads like the worst

scenario taken from a B-grade Japanese monster movie. But no, it is real and is happening in a town near you: Hastings. Daily at dawn the bird, a great egret, descends on the West Park backyard where a carefully created miniature Japanese village sits alongside a small fish pond. The owner has tried hosing the egret, clapping his hands and hollering. But nothing has so far deterred the egret from its fishing expedition. Keith Platt

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Laughter a land claim IT’S autumn and young kookaburras on the Mornington Peninsula are out of the nest and taking on an important role in the kookaburra family. If you see one kookaburra around, it’s likely a whole family is living near you – and there are plenty of things that can be done to be a Backyard Buddy to kookaburras. Backyard Buddies is a free program run by Australia’s Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, which provides tips to make a Gum tree sitting: A laughing kookaburra in a Mt Martha backyard. Young birds are out and about on the peninsula, helping keep the family territory safe from intruders. Picture: Keith Platt

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MT Martha Community Bendigo Bank celebrated its second birthday on Saturday 13 April with a jazz band, free sausage sizzle and face painting. “Customers and passers-by stopped to enjoy the festivities,” branch manager Greg Hilton said. “Comments made were very supportive of the bank’s value to the community and what it has achieved since opening in 2011. “This year $50,000 will be used to sponsor not-for-profit groups and sporting clubs to help them with any projects that benefit the community. “The more people and businesses that bank with us, the more funds we have to give to the community. “If you don’t already bank with us, visit the branch and speak with our staff.”


Student artists vie for first portrait prize MORE than 900 young peninsula artists have submitted work for a portrait art prize. It is being run by Friends of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery to celebrate the Archibald Prize exhibition of finalists at the Mornington gallery from 8 June to 7 July. The gallery in Civic Reserve is the only place in Victoria to display the 39 finalists, including the winner of the Packing Room Prize, Mathew Lynn’s portrait of model and author Tara Moss, and Archibald winner Del Kathryn Barton’s watercolour, gouache and acrylic on canvas of actor HugoWeaving. Artists aged between five and 18 will be vying for the inaugural Portrait Art Prize for Mornington Peninsula school students. Winning students and schools will be announced at the gallery on Monday 17 June. The ceremony will be followed by a private viewing of the Archibald portraits for award winners, their parents and school representatives. Launched in December, the award is open to all students on the peninsula from Prep to year 12 with prizes from a total pool of $2800 to be awarded for first, second and third in four categories. First prize winners’ schools will also receive an award. The judging panel is gallery director Jane Alexander, MPRG’s education and public programs coordinator Olimpia Rosenblum, Friends of MPRG committee member Marian Vickery and guest judge

Coming to town: Above, Karen Vickery of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra will be guest judge of the inaugural Portrait Art Prize for Mornington Peninsula school students. Right, Julie Dowling’s painting of Wilfred Hicks, one of 39 Archibald Prize finalists on exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for a month from early June. Picture courtesy Art Gallery of NSW

Karen Vickery, manager of access and learning at National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Winning works will be displayed at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery during the Archibald Prize exhibition. All other entries will be displayed

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This stylish brick-veneer family home is set on a huge 1230m2 landscaped corner lot with gated access for a boat or caravan, and side access ideal for a shed. With 4 bedrooms (large master with WIR & FES), 3 zoned living areas including a spacious light - filled rumpus, a large central kitchen & family/meals area boasting vaulted ceilings & polished timber flooring to give an extra sense of space & light, an auto d/garage, a huge alfresco entertaining area plus plenty of private & secure yard.

6 Anita Court

Inspect Sat 3-3.30 or by appointment Contact: Kayn Luff 0416 265 337

Shop 2, 188-194 Main St Mornington

www.conleyluff.com.au

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TRANQUIL ELEGANCE Charming three-bedroom home surrounded by a gorgeous gardens on 1/3 acre (approx). This enviable address is just minutes from shops and close to schools and beaches. A large master bedroom has BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and FES with bath, two more bedrooms both with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. A spacious kitchen has s/steel appliances and casual family meals area, there is a formal lounge & dining room plus a sunroom to relax and enjoy your JDUGHQYLHZ([WUDVLQFOXGHĂ&#x20AC;RDWLQJĂ&#x20AC;RRUERDUGVGXFWHGKHDWLQJVV\VWHPDLUFRQGLtioner, double carport and garage with workshop and dual gate entry.

AUCTION:

Saturday 11th May at 2pm

TERMS:

10% deposit, balance 60/90 days

PRICE GUIDE: $640,000-$690,000 INSPECT:

Saturday 1.30-2.00pm

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John Young 0412 766 804

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AUCTION:

Saturday 25th May at 11am

TERMS:

10% deposit, balance 60 days

PRICE GUIDE: $280,000 - $300,000

9708 8667

INSPECT:

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CONTACT:

James Crowder 0407 813 377

Shop 7 / 20-22 Ranelagh Drive MOUNT ELIZA www.communityrealestate.com.au

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

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

Former navy home; Featuring 3 large bedrooms with built in robes, full bathroom, fresh carpet &

floors. Newly renovated kitchen with granite benches and stainless steel appliances. Both the family

paint, 2 living area’s, original kitchen and great sized back yard, all within walking distance to the

bathroom & ensuite have also been renovated. An undercover pergola overlooking the spacious back

town centre & foreshore. Excellent location, ideal for first home buyers, investors, or those waiting for

yard (approx 830sqm,) plus double carport & shed for ample storage space.

the new Port of Hastings!

Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60 days. Vacant Possession.

Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 30 or 60 days with Vacant Possession.

AUCTION Saturday, May 11th 2013 at 12:30pm On-Site. VIEW Saturday 12:00-12:30pm AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

AUCTION Saturday, May 11th 2013 at 2:30pm On-Site. VIEW Saturday 2:00-2:30pm AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

BUILDER’S AUCTION!

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BITTERN 17 Wellington Road

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Well presented ranch style home on 2 ½ acres will tick all the boxes. The home is well appointed with timber kitchen with large pantry and ample overhead cupboards, plus gas ducted heating and r/cycle heating and cooling units throughout the home. Outside boasts a two bedroom bungalow, double carport under roofline, four car garage, wood shed, storage shed, four water tanks and large rear paddock. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: $730,000 Negotiable VIEW: Saturday 3:00-3:30pm AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

IMPRESSIVE HOME!

GRAND OPENING - HILLTOP GROVE HASTINGS 14 Hilltop Rise

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BITTERN 17 Skinner Street

completely renovated throughout! Featuring two living zones, large kitchen with all modern

Well located home with new carpet in all bedrooms and lounge room with modern blinds throughout.

appliances, ducted heating and split system air-con. Also boasting larger than usual bedrooms with

Complete new renovation on bathroom with double shower, spa bath and vanity. Outside boasts a

built-in robes, a double carport and decked outdoor entertaining area on a manageable 500sqm

large/ high colorbond workshop with power and concrete floor, plus a large mezzanine floor for extra

block. Terms 10% Deposit/Balance 30 or 60 days. Vacant Possession.

storage and high carport under same roofline. A further outdoor feature is the covered entertaining area, with wood heater and built in bar. Contact Exclusive Agent.

AUCTION Saturday, June 1st 2013 at 11:30am On-Site. VIEW Saturday 11:00-11:30am AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

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PRICE: VIEW: AGENT:

$379,900 Negotiable Saturday 11:30-12:00pm Wilma Green 0407 833 996


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

HOME PORT

www.century21hastings.com.au PERIOD STYLE

CRIB POINT 342 Stony Point Road

13 SQUARES!

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Neat and tidy 3 bedroom period style home on a large ¼ acre allotment. Boasting traditional features

Almost complete. Some stamp duty savings still available. Spacious 2 bedroom residence, boasting

such as leadlight windows & high ceilings make this home unique in its own way. There is hardwood

large open plan living & dining area, quality interior and fixtures & fittings. Landscaping & paved outdoor

flooring throughout and the kitchen has the traditional fireplace & new gas hotplates with bench oven.

area. Other features include spacious kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, bathroom with shower

Outside boasts a double carport & garage with office. Zoned Res 1 this allotment has the potential to

& bath, carpet & tiling to all living areas, ducted heating & split system cooling and remote controlled

be a unit development site. Contact Exclusive Agent.

garage. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: $339,900 VIEW: Saturday 12:30-1:00pm AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: Saturday 11:00-11:30am AGENT: Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

19.75 SQUARES!

DREAM HOME!

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Almost Complete. Some stamp duty savings still available. Extra spacious 3 bedroom + study

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

residence, boasting huge open plan living, quality interior and fixtures & fittings. Landscaping & paved

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

outdoor area. Other features include spacious kitchen with 3m bench top, stainless steel appliances,

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

carpet & tiling to all living areas, ducted heating & split-system cooling and remote controlled

chlorinated pool. Other features include duct heating & vacuum, Caesar stone benchtops & 5 year

double garage. Contact Exclusive Agent.

builder’s warranty. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: Saturday 11:00-11:30am AGENT: Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

PRICE: $545,000 Plus VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

PRICE REDUCED!

HASTINGS 10 Merlebah Court

BEAUTIFUL HOME

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Huge 992sqm allotment with access to the large secure backyard. The formal lounge with vaulted

Stunning presentation highlights this as new, special features include beautiful leadlight windows,

ceilings is situated at the front of the home, the vaulted ceiling continues through to the informal

a tiered alfresco entertaining deck, wheel chair access and a designer interior. Superbly positioned,

family meals area which is situated at the rear of the home. There is an alfresco under roofline that

double garage, double car port & space for multiple vehicles, also freshly painted, new carpets,

can be accessed from the informal area. Outside boasts a sealed driveway, double carport and ample

ducted heating & brand new air-con plus stunning polished flooring throughout.

shedding at rear. Potential to sub divide S.T.C.A. Contact Exclusive Agent.

Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: Offers Over $350,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

PRICE: Buyers Over $400,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

MAKE ME AN OFFER!

BITTERN 100 Dunlop Road

MAKE AN OFFER!

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This home is situated on a low maintenance block of approx 500 sqm, located in the leafy tranquil

Affordable spacious family home set on a 770sqm approx allotment, with two street frontages

area of Bittern. The home has been tastefully renovated with a new bathroom, refurbished kitchen

and side gate access into the large backyard. Located in the most desirable Solar Estate’, this

with all modern appliances, gas log fire in lounge room, tiled family/meals area. The home is street

architectural designed home comprises 3 living areas and double remote garage with rear roller

appealing with a modern appearance, new fencing surrounds the yard, and it also boasts a secure

door. Other special features include a huge decked outdoor pergola, ducted heating, wood fire

single carport. Contact Exclusive Agent.

heater and energy efficiency. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: MAKE AN OFFER VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

PRICE: VIEW: AGENT:

$400,000 Plus By Appointment Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

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Once a century elegance DESIGNED with careful attention to detail, this beautiful property is set on a flat, 8046-square metre block on the outskirts of town. Only five years old and still under builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warranty, the property is in excellent condition with sunny and spacious living areas looking out to landscaped gardens. The master bedroom suite and formal lounge are near the front of the home. Further in is an open-plan kitchen and a living area with pleasant neutral decor. A versatile rumpus room adds an extra dimension for entertaining or additional living space. Three more large bedrooms share a second bathroom. A double garage under the roofline of the home has internal access. At the rear of the block is an 88-square metre shed with power, water and phone line. The block has all services connected, and to keep the gardens green and lush are rainwater tanks that hold 25,000 litres. Address: 2 Century Drive, MOUNT MARTHA Price: $1.2 million Agency: Honor Baxter Real Estate, 7a Bay Road, Mount Martha, 5974 8688 Agent: Honor Baxter, 0418 148 468

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NEWS DESK

Going batty: Microbats are feeding on insects before hibernating, and now is a good time to evict them from roofs and walls. Clockwise from left, chocolate wattle bat, large-eared pied bat, free-tailed bat (Pictures: Doug Beckers) and a microbat. Picture: Matt Reinbold

Microbats feed to fatten for winter MICROBATS on the peninsula are in a feeding frenzy, fattening up on insects to see them through the winter, says Susanna Bradshaw, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. “If they have taken up residence in your roof or walls, autumn is a good time for a gentle eviction before they hunker down for their winter hibernation,” she said. The foundation has a Backyard Buddies program to provide information for people who want to get more enjoyment from native animals in their backyard. It provides tips and advice on how to make backyards a haven for insectcontrolling microbats. “Microbats are far more common than many people think,” she said. “They are currently eating as much as 40 per cent of their own body weight in a single night or several hundred insects an hour.” She said many species were dependent on tree hollows. “They prefer hollows of trees or branches but competition from birds, possums and glid-

ers, along with the clearing of many old trees, means microbats may find the roof or walls of houses the perfect roosting place.” The smallest microbats weigh three grams – about the same as a singleserve sugar sachet or an A4 sheet of paper. “If they cannot find a suitable hollow, they can slip into gaps as small as 5mm and snuggle down in roof and walls. This is why artificial roost sites are important as they provide an alternative that everyone can be happy with.” There are humane ways to evict microbats and now is the time,” Ms Bradshaw said. Australian microbat babies are born in late spring and remain with their mothers until the end of January. “Gentle eviction attempts after February and before June make certain the young are independent. After all, the little bats deserve no harm for taking advantage of ‘faulty’ homes. “Microbats on the Mornington Peninsula are a protected species, so it is an offence to harm them.

“If you want microbats out of your walls, first provide an alternative roosting site outside such as a nest box. “If done correctly, walls can become bat-free and the little bats will happily stick around your backyard to go about their insect-eating work, which is of great benefit.” If you have microbats in your walls, roof or belfry, visit Bat Rescue at www. batrescue.org.au If you find a microbat that might need assistance, do not handle it. Call a wildlife rescue service for advice.  Animalia Wildlife Shelter, 0435 822 699  Wildlife Help on the Mornington Peninsula, 0417 380 687.  RACV set up Wildlife Connect after Black Saturday. Callers are connected to a volunteer wildlife carer for help and advice on injured wildlife found on roads. Phone 13 11 11. Find out how to build a microbat roosting box at www.backyardbuddies. net.au or buy one from www. hollowloghomes.com

Bat facts

MICROBATS use their tail or wings to catch large insects, which they carry to a favourite feeding site – look for piles of insect bits on the ground.  They live in a variety of roosts that vary between species. Some choose caves, mine shafts or stormwater pipes. Others use tree hollows, under bark, cracks in posts, dried palms leaves or junction boxes. They are fussy about conditions and will use a particular site at different times of the year.  Females may fly hundreds of kilometres to maternity sites to raise their babies.  Microbats make up one-fifth of all Australian mammals, and there are more than 60 types.  Try not to disturb roosting bats in winter. They are very slow to “wake up” and can become easy prey for cats if the roost is disturbed.  Disturbance, and subsequent harm, is the main reason microbats end up with animals carers.  Microbats “see” with their ears. They produce a sound and listen as it bounces back from objects. As the sound bounces off the ground, trees, rocks and houses, the bat sees a three-dimensional image of its surroundings. The flutter of a tiny moth against a still leaf does not escape the microbat, and leads it to a tasty snack.  When cruising, microbats emit about 10 pulses a second. When an insect is detected, the pulses go up to more than 100 per second.

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AROUND THE REGION

Historic Tyabb flagpole lost By Mike Hast TYABB’S war memorial in Central Reserve on the corner of FrankstonFlinders and Mornington-Tyabb roads was refurbished in time for Anzac Day but not everyone was happy with the result. Tyabb and District Ratepayers is upset the old hardwood flagpole was removed and replaced with a modern version that “would look ordinary outside a fast-food outlet”. The group says the historic flagpole from the early 1900s commemorated the death of 18-year-old artilleryman Ernest Benton, a member of the pioneering Tyabb family. On 24 April 1905, Benton was attempting to calm two horses tied to the flagpole. According to the Coroner’s report, the horses pulled back and dragged the flagpole down. It struck Benton on the head and he was killed. He is buried in Tyabb cemetery. The flagpole was first raised on the site of what became the 6th Field Battery Australian Field Artillery gun shed in Hastings. The battery was formed in 1891 to protect Western Port from potential invasion by the Russians, and was armed with four breech-loading, 40-pounder Armstrong cannons, which were pulled by bullocks. After the field battery was disbanded, the flagpole was stored for many years until rediscovered by HastingsWestern Port Historical Society and re-

erected in Tyabb, Benton’s home town. An historic marker was provided by the Benton family in 1984. The flagpole and plaque are recorded in the National Library of Australia archive. The flagpole, plaque and other items were removed for the renovation but the flagpole was not reinstalled. “We have been told by the shire that it was destroyed by the contractor,” a ratepayers’ group spokesperson said. “We’re annoyed the Benton family was not notified and the historical society was not offered the flagpole.” “The plaque was salvaged by some vigilant locals, but without the flagpole it doesn’t really make much sense.” The area’s shire councillor and mayor, Cr Lynn Bowden, said the Central Reserve memorial area was “refurbished as part of the implementation program of the master plan for the reserve”. The shire worked with HastingsSomerville RSL members and Tyabb school children to plant new garden beds surrounding the memorial with red and white roses, Cr Bowden said. “The colour scheme is red, white and blue to symbolise the Australian flag. Red carpet roses, white standard roses, a jacaranda tree and rosemary have been planted.” Seats and a drinking fountain had been installed, and the memorial is lit on three sides. The ratepayers’ spokesperson said

Planting day: Above, Jessica and Amelia of Tyabb Primary School help prepare the memorial for Anzac Day. Picture: Yanni Right, the 1905 flagpole removed for the precinct refurbishment and subsequently destroyed.

Somerville’s historic war monuments also had been badly treated by local government, in this case the former Shire of Hastings. “The town’s commemorative Avenue of Honour was felled when Eramosa Rd East was widened many years ago, the plaques under each tree were lost, the memorial cannon was sold, the Second World War memorial infant welfare centre’s wrought iron gates with the words ‘Lest We Forget’ were removed and lost, and the land was sold to a supermarket last year.”

Sea feats followed by barbie meats A GROUP of 15 adults and 30 young people associated with the peninsula’s Koori community took advantage of the warm early autumn for a day of sailing and beach activities at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Planned by Trent Gilmour of Peninsula Health and club sailors, the group was taken on the water by 20 of the squadron’s Sailability program volunteers, led by Sailability coordinator Brian Jones, with a crew aboard the club’s Patrol Boat One keeping on eye on everyone and taking some for a motorised ride. Mr Jones said the day started with a “welcome to country” statement as well as comments by Aunty Pam Pedersen, who crews on a keelboat at the club and has sailed in major events. “Sailability programs enable people of all

ages and abilities to discover the pleasures of sailing,” he said. “We used our fleet of seven Access 303 yachts, which cannot tip over. “Most participants were accompanied by an experienced sailor, but some adventurous young people took to the water alone or in pairs and sailed without direct assistance.” He said some in the group had the chance to sail on couta boat Wonder, recently given to the club. “It is a traditional design, built by Mt Eliza octogenarian Allan Jones, and donated to our Sailability program for days such as this,” he said. “It made a fine sight with its traditional red sail hoisted.” After a morning on the water, a barbecue lunch was served followed by play on the beach as well as a spot of fishing.

One perfect day: Members of the peninsula’s Koori community and volunteers of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron took to the water on a warm autumn morning. Picture: Jo Lansdown

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Halt ordered over Flinders cliff clearing By Mike Hast MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has issued a stop work order for a property at Flinders on the coast of Western Port. Contractors working for property owner Frank Hargrave, the multimillionaire founder of labour hire company Skilled Group, have cleared about 375 metres along the coastline of the property at 4507 FrankstonFlinders Rd, next to the cattle property Mornington Park. The cliff above Mornington Park Beach has been cleared of mature pine trees and other growth, and a primary dune area levelled. The dune area is said to contain ancient shell middens left behind by Aborigines who ranged through the area before European settlement. The work has drastically modified the cliff face. An old road that led to a horse training track on a flat area next to the beach, not used since last century, has been re-formed. The Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, a state government body, has inspected the site with shire planning compliance and natural systems officers. The inspection and subsequent report led to the stop work order. The shire council knew nothing of the work until much of the clearing had been completed. An inspection by shire officers identified a large midden site with a large number of discarded shellfish. The second inspection, which involved AAV, found fewer shells. The second inspection was witnessed

Coast is clear: Mornington Peninsula Shire has issued a stop work order after a Flinders landowner cleared pine trees and sweet pittosporum from a cliff above Mornington Park Beach and modified a dune area containing a midden site. Picture: Keith Platt

by Mr Hargrave and his lawyer, who arrived at the site in a four-wheel drive. The AAV and shire joint inspection was the second carried out on sensitive Mornington Peninsula coastal land in recent times, the first being the site of the Lew family swimming pool illegally built on Crown land at Mt Eliza, which was ordered to be demolished and the land repaired late last year after a long-running saga. Mr Hargrave has owned the property of 14 hectares for about two years. Paul Lewis of the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning compliance section said the council had issued a permit for the removal of

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VCAT he would seek geotechnical advice on stabilising the affected area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Subsequent to the first hearing before VCAT, councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural heritage officer identified an indigenous cultural heritage place on the site â&#x20AC;Ś a coastal shell midden.â&#x20AC;? Mr Lewis said the Office of Aboriginal Affairs was liaising with the landowner â&#x20AC;&#x153;with the aim of obtaining a Cultural Heritage Management Plan, which may make recommendations about the future preservation of the siteâ&#x20AC;?. He said the shire was not satisfied with the geotechnical advice obtained by the landowner. The shire had

commissioned â&#x20AC;&#x153;a professional and independent geotechnical reportâ&#x20AC;?. The report â&#x20AC;&#x153;raised concerns [about] the long-term stability of the â&#x20AC;Ś area and has made recommendations for the immediate stabilisation of the area. Those recommendations were the subject of a recent mediation at VCATâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The matter remains unresolved and council is seeking urgent action from the landowner for the land to be stabilised in the short-term. A final hearing before VCAT â&#x20AC;Ś is currently listed for 29-31 May.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;NO TIP FOR THE ARTHURS SEAT ESCARPMENT, DROMANAâ&#x20AC;? When the Ross Trust (Owners of Peninsula Waste Management and Hillview Quarries) purchased the Old Pioneer Quarry at Boundary Rd Dromana, it was with the knowledge that the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council had in 1996 chosen the site as a preferred option for the next tip. Instead of protecting the environment they are prepared to create a Dz  Çł for future generations to clean up and manage. PWM would have us believe that they are doing the community a favour by having a tip at this site. Do not believe it, they are only interested in the financial gain. In 1998 the Mornington Peninsula Regional Waste Management Group was formed and they have continued to actively promote the s ite ever since. They have not been progressive and proactive in seeking up to date alternative methods. The MPRWMG has only ONE member Council, namely the MPSC, and 5 MPSC Councillors are directors of the Group. Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122; impartial will they be when it is time to consider an application for the tip? The EPA have already given tentative approval (subject to a works approval) for the site to be used as a tip even though the site does not meet all its siting guidelines.Â&#x160;Â&#x203A;have they ignored their own guidelines?

Â&#x160;Â&#x203A; Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;ÇŤ Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x161;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;ÇĄÂ&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;ǤÂ&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2019;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;ͳ͝͝͸Ǥ Please consider some of the following facts. x x

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The use of so called â&#x20AC;&#x153;best practise technologyâ&#x20AC;? for the liner may be applicable in normal landfill sites, however this site has extremely steep sides and its base approximately 25 metres below the existing water table. It will be a case of trial and error with this site.Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013; will the errors cost the community when things go wrong? The proposed tip site is at the head of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheepwash Creekâ&#x20AC;? which flows into the Bay. Any leachate leakage not collected will end up in the Bay. The Draft Risk Assessment for the site admits that there is likely to be some leachate leakage through the liner, this is even without considering what happens if there is a liner failure. Leachate is a Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x161;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020; with an unknown chemical makeup. Its composition depends on the type of waste being dumped. The tip is located on the boundary of the Arthurs Seat State Park. Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013; will be the impact on the native fauna with an increase in vermin, seagulls and windblown rubbish? The nearest dwelling is according to the Draft Risk Assessment only 480 metres from the tip cell, this is under the required EPA distance offset of a minimum 500 metres. There are 21 registered bores within a 2 km radius of the site. What will the impact be on these with the continual groundwater extraction at the tip site? Peninsula Waste Management state that ABOUT 70 trucks per day will use the site. Given that the expected tonnage deposited will triple within 3 yearsÇĄÂ&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122; many trucks will this be? AlsoÂ&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;many trucks will be used in the delivery of lining and cover material? Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013; will the impact be on Boundary and Collins Road then? Certain sections of Collins Road are already dangerous. The Draft Risk Assessment highlights 2 high risk and 18 medium risk elements. These include litter in the waterway, vermin, odour and leachate leakage to groundwater. Â&#x160;Â&#x203A; are these being ignored? Peninsula Waste Management believe that the tip will not have an visual impact on neighbours, they obviously have not been to many neighbouring properties. No compensation mechanism exists for neighbours who suffer from property devaluation as a result of the tip.

Â&#x160;Â&#x203A;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;ÇŤ  Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â?Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x152;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2030;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2019;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Ǥ We are lifetime residents of the Peninsula and run a cattle fattening property just to the North of the proposed tip site. Sheepwash Creek runs through our property and serves as a source of stock water together with feeding a large wetland and bird habitat. Any form of toxic poisoning to Sheepwash Creek would jeopardise the health of our cattle. The impact of poisoning to the wetlands would be devastating to the birds and animals that use them. We do not want to see Dromana becoming known as the Dz Çł of the Peninsula. We urge the community to rally against this ill advised, illogical and ill conceived proposal. Let the Ross Trust, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Councillors, Local Members of Parliament and the EPA know that you are concerned that the legacy this will leave future generations is not worth the short time gains if any. Please help us fight this plan before its too late. Put in an objection to the planning application.

Andrew & Joy Duncan. Dromana.

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Contacts; Ross Trust 03 9690 6255 www.rosstrust.org.au ; Mornington Peninsula Shire Council 1300 850 600; 03 59501000 www.mornpen.vic.gov.au Mornington News 7 May 2013

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Champion singer plans to dazzle audience again Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 10 May 1913. MISS Elva Rogers, Australia’s champion contralto singer, has stated that if not otherwise engaged on the evening of Saturday next she will sing at the Choral Society’s concert on the 17th inst., without fee. Mrs Rogers won the admiration of Frankston audiences on her last appearance, and it is safe to presume that the possibility of again listening for this splendid artist’s delightful singing will mean a record Frankston audience. *** MR G. A. Parrett, dentist, will visit Mornington on Saturday, 24th May. *** THE annual meeting of the Mornington Tennis Club will be held at the library at 8.30 p.m., on Wednesday next, 14th May. *** THE secretary of the Frankston Football Club desires to acknowledge with thanks the following additional donations: Messrs H. M. Collins and A. E. Bates £1/1s each; R. T. Picking and S. Lawrey 10s 6d each. *** READERS should not fail to hear the celebrated Scotch comedian, Mr Arthur Douglas, sing ‘A Wee Deoch an Doris’ at the Choral Society’s concert on Saturday, 17th May. *** LADIES desirous of joining the dress making class organised by Mrs G. Ward, dressmaker, of Mornington are requested to hand in their names on or before the 26th inst. For full particulars see our advertising columns.

*** ARRANGEMENTS are being made by Mr F. Harrap, manager of the newly formed ministry company at Mornington, to give an entertainment in the Mechanics’ Institute, about the end of May or the beginning of June, in aid of the funds of the Mornington Football Club. *** MR G. W. Wilson wishes to acknowledge, with thanks, Mr Jackson’s trophy of £1/1s and Mr R. Fort’s gold medal, which were presented to him by the members of the Mornington Football Club, for the best all round player for last season. *** MR J. Murphy, hon. sec. Mornington Football Club, wishes to acknowledge with thanks the following donations: Mr A. E, Bates, £1 1s ; Mr J. D. Davies, £l 1s; Mr J. Murphy, £1 1s; Dr Cole, 10s 6d; Mr F. Bieri, 10s 6d; Mr W. S. Cook, 10s 6d; Mr H. Downward, 10s 6d; Mr G. T. Jenkins, 10s 6d; Mr W. Board, 10s; Mr J. Richardson, £1 1s; Mr S Pilling, 7s 6d. *** THE Emu Plains and Bittern Racing Club are holding a winding-up meeting for the season at the Bittern hall on Thursday, May 15th. It is expected that a profit of about £40 will be made over the recent races. The committee were very pleased with the first registered meeting, and it is on the cards that an Emu Plains Cup of £20 will be run off at the next meeting, on what is the best racecourse on the Peninsula. *** THE balance sheet of the Colonial Bank of Australasia Ltd., for the half year ending 31st March last, has just

been issued. The net profit for the half year amounts to £29,002. A dividend at the rate of 7 per cent., per annum is being paid on both preference and ordinary shares. £10,00 is being placed to the reserve fund making £20,000 for the year and raising that fund £200,000. £5000 is placed in reduction of bank premises’ account, and £3894 is carried forward to next half year. The bank, which always shows great strength in coin and liquid assets, has put up a record this half year. Liquid assets amount to £2,031,315. This is equal to 118 per cent, of the noninterest bearing deposits and notes in circulation, and is 45 per cent, of the total liabilities of the bank. Shareholders are to be congratulated on the continued prosperity of the institution. *** A VERY pleasant evening was spent by the members of the Mornington Young Men’s Christian Association on Tuesday of last week at “Parkside,” the occasion being to bid farewell to their late (joint) secretary, Mr S Foster, who has received an appointment at Sargood Bros Warehouse, Melbourne. Mr F Bieri (president of the Association), on behalf of its members, presented Mr Foster with a handsome inkstand in recognition of past services, and also conveyed to Mr Foster the best wishes of the members of the Y.M.C.A in his new sphere. The catering was in the capable hands of Mr Bieri, and, as usual, gave entire satisfaction. After the musical programme was concluded the company dispersed, having had a most enjoyable time. *** MR T. W. Fowler, who for some time past has bean engaged as engineer to

the Shire of Mornington, tendered his resignation on Thursday. Mr Fowler has been appointed engineer-in-chief for the State of Tasmania, and while congratulating him upon his success in obtaining such a position Councillors said they would view his departure with feelings of the keenest regret. Mr Fowler responded, and said that the natural elation at gaining the position of engineer-in-chief of Tasmania was tempered a great deal by the thought of leaving the Mornington Council. He, however, would not forget them or the good times they had had, and he hoped to be able to visit them at different periods. *** A MEETING of the committee of the proposed Baxter’s Flat Racing Club was held in the Mechanics’ Hall, Frankston, on Tuesday evening last, when there were present: Messrs T Ritchie, Wilcox, V. Ritchie. May. Patterson, Schultz, Dalman Sherlock, Jacobs, Young, McKenzie, and Chamber in. The secretary read a letter from the Chief Secretary. stating that a license to hold a meeting could not be granted, as the course was within 40 miles of Melbourne and no meeting had been held there during the 12 months preceding 1906. It was decided that a deputation wait on the Chief Secretary and again make application for a license under section 151, clause 11, of the Act. *** THE vexed question of granting a portion of the foreshore reserve to Mr Bradbury to erect a fernery on was advanced another stage on Thursday, when Mr McKenzie, Minister of Lands, met, by appointment, a depu-

tation of the residents who feel interested in the matter. On arrival on the site Cr Murray (President of the shire) shortly explained the position and the reasons the council had for recommending the site to be leased subject to the approval of the Minister. Crs Ritchie and Plowman endorsed the remarks of the President and considered it would be greatly to the advantage of Frankston if the site were granted to Mr Bradbury, who intended, if the site was granted to him, to erect an up-to date fernery with every convenience for visitors, making it one of the beauty spots of Frankston. The President also presented a petition signed by 92 landowners and residents, who urged that the wishes of the council in granting the land be carried out. Messrs Collins, M. Clements and Gamble spoke on behalf of the objectors to the proposal, pointing out that they considered that it would be the means of bringing a most undesirable class of visitors to Frankston, who would make the foreshore undesirable for ladies and families to visit, and they strongly objected to leasing any portion of the foreshore for any purpose whatever. Mr McKenzie in his reply stated that he was averse to leasing the foreshore and always felt jealous of conserving it in all possible ways, and was in sympathy with the objectors to the movement, but he would lay the matter before the next meeting of the Cabinet and let them decide the question. Before leaving Frankston the Minister paid a visit to the fernery, and was shown round by Mr Bradbury, and he was very favourably impressed with the manner in which the place was kept.

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Things that should be fun but aren’t, part one By Stuart McCullough IF golf is a good walk ruined, fishing makes the act of sitting around and not doing very much a supreme test of human endurance. My grandfather (pictured on far right) was a keen fisherman. He could plunge his bare hands into a glass of water and come out with a 12-inch trout, he was that good. My father missed out on the fishing gene and it soon became clear that it had skipped more than one generation. Suffice to say, my father is a terrible fisherman. I, on the other hand, am not quite as good as he is. Truth is, I always found it easier to catch a cold than I ever did a fish. Despite an absence of aptitude, we were required to try our hand and, if that failed, fishing rod. I would have been no more than six years old when I received a rod of my own. In fact, it wasn’t so much a rod as a giant cork with fishing line wrapped around it. Apparently, I wasn’t to be trusted with a proper rod. I spent hours staring at my oversized cork, wondering just how large the bottle must have been. My brother and I were taken to a variety of windswept, desolate locations where we expectantly lowered our hooks in the water and began the long and interminable wait to go home. When it came to fishing, I was useless at everything. To start, I found the idea of baiting a hook repulsive.

This was attributable to the fact that, in an effort to be thrifty, we used live worms dug up in the backyard. Trying to thread one of those suckers onto the hook was not only difficult but also downright nauseating. In the end, I resorted to tying my worms on with cotton to avoid harpooning them. Getting the bait on was the first of many problems. It seems I was incapable of unspooling my fishing line without it becoming an intractable Gordian knot. No sooner had it dropped off my giant cork than it was a bird’s nest, useless for fishing. Despite the fact that I showed lit-

tle in the way of aptitude or interest, I was eventually promoted from cork to rod. While you might think this kind of upgrade would better my chances, it was not to be. About the same time I received the rod, I was given my own tackle box. It was blue with lots of compartments for hooks and sinkers. There was little variety. As men of substance, we didn’t go in for frippery like lures or anything that might increase our chances of actually catching a fish. We were, in that sense, purists. Had the object of fishing been to embed the hook as deeply as possible into

a sunken tree trunk, I would have been an out and out champion. I’d go so far as to say that there’s not a fisherman alive who can capture a lump of wood as quickly as me. I wouldn’t even wait to wet my line before hooking a hapless eucalypt when attempting to cast. It’s a shame that more meals don’t feature wood as a key ingredient. We would have feasted like kings. Sadly, every lump of timber I hauled in was, in the traditional fishing manner, kissed and returned to the water from whence it came. As for the fish, the sight of me picking up a rod gave them a much-needed chance to relax. But we kept on trying all the same, perhaps in the hope that genetics would kick in and I would suddenly come good. The day never arrived. We’d stand by the side of a river, a huge supply of replacement hooks and sinkers by our sides, and wait for the sun to disappear. At some point, the bait on our lines would vanish, as if stolen by a master thief. We were staying beside the Goulburn River, outside Shepparton. I was as adept at camping as I was at fishing and, after 24 hours, was waiting for the chance to load up the car and go home. But first we had to fish. With our rods in our hands and fishing lines limply dipping into the water, we waited as swarms of mosquitoes feasted on

our faces and arms. Without warning, my line drew tight and I got the shock of my life. In all my years of fishing, I had never seen a tree branch fight like this before. But then the unthinkable occurred to me – what if, instead of a tree, this was an actual fish? I tried not to panic as I reeled it in. As the beast was hauled from the water my father pulled a face, saying, “It’s only a European carp”. It was, so he told me, barely edible. I told him I didn’t mean to carp – European or otherwise – but that we would either be eating this fish or having it stuffed and mounted in the living room. We ate it. Frankly, the whole experience left a bitter taste in my mouth, although that could easily have been the carp. I should have let it go. It’s often said that to spare the rod is to spoil the child but if that rod is a fishing rod, you’d be doing the kid a huge favour. As for me, my fishing days are long gone and the rod and reel have gone to that great shed in the sky. Tellingly, our father never went fishing without us. I think he was as relieved as we were when it was over. Fishing is so hugely popular that I feel a little guilty for disliking it. Still, I tried my best. But it was only a matter of time before fate would unhook me and send me back on my way. www.stuartmccullough.com

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A Grain of Salt ANOTHER Anzac Day has passed; a nationalistic clamour these days. Memories of an 18-year-old after my Dad spent 1300 days on the frontline in the Middle East and New Guinea; a living hell on earth, and I didn’t understand. I refer to my notes on my National Service experience: my God, but it was hard work that first week – so bloody cold, so much marching, for what? Why are they doing this? Why do they despise us? Stuff me, another 25 weeks to go. Ah, but the good news. Morning half-hour breaks, lunch break (another decent feed), afternoon tea (fresh bread and tins of varieties of jam) and finish at 4pm. A bludge before tea and another huge meal. If the sweets were good you had no trouble doubling up once you got friendly with the poor slaves working in the kitchen (galley). We needed all this food to cope with the Gestapos and our “Group Leader” Chief Petty Officer appropriately named Percy Perfect, a full-of-himself Pom. They taught us seamanship – mainly useless knots. They adored knots. From the way they screeched I imagined their testicles were in knots; certainly their brains were. And then there was physical training with instructors made from steel, robots, yet again tin brains to match. If anybody talked they made us squat, halfway down

with our hands outstretched for five minutes. Some fainted. Mum! Rescue me! It took a while, but now I understand. *** GLORY be. I look forward to the boredom of reading the works of Andrew Bolt and Miranda Devine but what will they write about after Julia vamooses? Alan Jones might just as well retire. Perhaps. They may well lick their respective lips with caviar and champagne over Christmas but what then? Not so much Miranda; she can talk the hind legs off a dog. The leaks will arrive, as will the blame game and broken promises but without Lady Julia they will be lost sheep. Maybe Lady Julia will win? Nah. More hope the magpies. *** I WONDER about our highly paid AFL footballers and “keeping their options open” comments. It was bad enough at Collingwood with Cloke 2012, now Thomas and Buddy et al. The more they get, the more loyalty flies out the window. I don’t buy the “we’re only at our best for a few years; get what’s on offer” reasons. We’re talking many thousands of dollars, paying for next to nothing, treated like royalty but not enough apparently for a mansion in Brighton and a Ferrari, or perhaps they have

that already and are simply angling for a holiday shack at Portsea? They earn more in one year than most of us earn in 20. I’m a big fan of one-club career footballers. For mine the rewards are obvious. You can’t beat lifestyle and money doesn’t necessarily equate with better. *** CUSTOMS wants its staff to dob in colleagues who are seen smoking marijuana at parties outside work. Worse still, it’s part of a “mandatory” reporting regime with the possibility of job loss. Then we read of Matt Finnis (AFL Players’ Association) talking mindset, moral code and moral compass (read dobbing) adding to the AFL’s suggestion that evildoers be dobbed in. Slowly the net on our freedom tightens. In my day dobbing was, of course, a no-go zone. What surprises and disturbs me is that these corporations openly admit to this form of over-thetop control. I would say it’s un-Australian, if I knew what that meant. *** OSCAR: I know I’m not much to look at, Deirdre, but I’ve got some money put away. Deirdre: I don’t love you, Oscar. Oscar: It doesn’t matter. You can

learn to love me, Deirdre, in time. Being something of an old codger and watching endless repeats of Midsomer Murders and the like (I forget who the murderer was a second and third time anyway), you come across this “learn to love me” stuff often. What is the point of marrying someone, with or without a quid, when the fair maiden doesn’t at least love you in the beginning? And in nearly all of these shows there’s at least three couples engaged in hanky-panky outside their marriage. Naughty or normal? Who writes this rubbish? *** JUST enough milk left for my brekky cereal. Into the pot to heat then noticed a small piece of steel wool, so I cleverly poured the milk into a strainer – over the sink. Got the steel wool ok, but no milk left. Like remembering to zip up, but forgetting to zip down. *** I ADORE the proposed new laws on unexplained wealth, no doubt a call to arms on the war on bikies but it’s the unexplained wealth of the phantoms that intrigues me. Way down in Rye we spot expensive new houses and units bobbing up all over, many times unoccupied seemingly forever. As Matthew Guy’s vision doesn’t extend to Rye we can fortunately still see

the sky. The comedy, of course, comes when important people (with offshore accounts?) make the list, if ever. Every time I read of the antics of the Independent Broad-based Anticorruption Commission, I laugh so much I almost wet my pants. *** AS Sun Tzu said 2300 years ago, “know thine enemy”, which is why I read the Herald Sun every morning, free at Maggies. What does a woman really want? Simple really: her own way. The headline read “War against the innocent”, which was what it was in Boston. So sad. They do it, we do it. Always so sad. And finally, for all you September voters, I refer you to the words of the great Mark Twain: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” My reflections often return me to the question: what if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about? Hooroo. cliffie9@bigpond.com

He told me he travelled on the Eastern Freeway, then EastLink Tollway, and finally the new Peninsula Link to get to and from his peninsula home. A lot of people do this every day; can you believe it? Rupert then blurted out the obvious: “Poppy, I thought I could make it home in time but didn’t make it. I can’t go home like this. I haven’t wet my pants for more than 40 years. Clementine will kill me and accuse me of drinking. Please can you lend me some clothes? I am mortified. Look at me! What can I do?” I didn’t really need to look, having seen his problem from the start. As the population ages, I can see this problem becoming worse and, to

be honest, I cannot supply pants to all and sundry. It is unbelievable that you can drive from the last possible toilet stop on the Eastern Freeway heading outbound, and very close to the city (a service station) to Rosebud without seeing a dunny. The same problem exists for traffic north-bound from Rosebud. Poppy’s solution People in Rupert’s situation travelling northbound on EastLink can use the rear of that “Hotel” conveniently positioned with a large parking area. Everyone knows that hotels have to supply conveniences under the Liquor Control Act. I understand the conveniences are of Third World standard, but at least

you are out of the view of passing voyeurs. Those travelling southwards from the city can help keep the ground moist where that “Blackbird” is trying to pull a worm out of the bank or even visit the rear of that dead sheep’s head on Peninsula Link. Apart from those two suggestions, the only other solution I can see is to get some councillors, freeway designers and politicians in a bus, give them a barbecue and some free beer in the city and then head south, hitting every bump on the way. We could also ensure newspaper photographers travel with them. Wouldn’t be long and there would be no more need for Poppy to lend dry clothing.

By Cliff Ellen

Poppy’s Problem-solving RUPERT knocked on my door in a very distressed state. I could immediately see why, but I could see it would take a while before he could tell me what the problem was. He was agitated and very uncomfortable. I thought that any moment he was going to ask if he could borrow some clothes. Now normally I would be quite happy to lend clothes but being a bit taller than Rupert I was not sure they would fit someone who was “vertically challenged”. I chose to wait my time and see what he would divulge. Now Rupert is a work in progress and causes no end of strife for his lovely wife Clementine. Clementine is a very hard woman

to live with, I feel, but she has some excellent values; it is just that sometimes Rupert does not live up to her expectations or those values. Rupert also has some prostate problems he tries to hide. I began to wonder that if I lent Rupert some of my clothes, and he went home in them to Clementine, just what she would think. However I digress. Suddenly the truth, or something maybe a little like it, started to come out of Rupert’s mouth. He told me (and I don’t know why because I already knew) that he worked in the city. He drove in and out and spent a fair bit of his time on the so-called freeways. Can you see where I am going here?

Susan Clavin - 0417 141 007 susanclavin@bigpond.com Liz Garrett - 0417 532 558 liz.garrett@jlbre.com.au Lauren King - 0423 346 352 lauren_king1989@hotmail.com

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Seaford pip Mornington at the post in a thriller PENINSULA LEAGUE By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly Seaford has rocketed to second place on the Peninsula League ladder after a thrilling come from behind win over Mornington on Saturday. The Tigers are now four wins from five matches. Seaford trailed Mornington for the majority of the afternoon, however two goals by Aaron Walton in the last two minutes of the match saw the home side turn an eight point deficit into a four point win. With 90 seconds left on the clock, Walton swooped on a ball at half forward, carried it inside fifty and kicked a goal to reduce Mornington’s lead to two points. Forty seconds later at a stoppage on the wing, Brad Doyle went third man up in a contest, got it to Walton who kicked another from outside fifty to give the Tigers the lead. The siren sounded with the scoreboard reading 8.17.65 to 9.7.61 in Seaford’s favour. Understandably, Seaford coach Craig McIndoe was proud after the match. “I’m pretty happy, I must say,” McIndoe said. “It was a really hard fought, highly contested game and it was great for our blokes to get the win. “Mornington has improved a hell of

a lot and they structure up really well. “Although we trailed, I thought we were always in the game but just couldn’t convert our opportunities. “We were really wasteful in the second half and I thought, if we could start converting, we were in with a chance.” McIndoe said he wasn’t overly surprised to see his side four wins and one loss after five rounds. “A lot of people have written us off but we were always pretty confident in the group,” McIndoe said. “We’ve got players like Kemble, Irving, Taylor, Stokes, Walton and Shaw who have played in three senior premierships, then we have a group of under-18’s and reserves players who have stepped up, having all come from winning premierships at a lower level. “They have come into the senior side with a winning culture and this is why we are going OK at present.” Seaford’s real test comes this weekend against the benchmark of the competition in YCW. “Nothing changes for us at this point. We prepare the best we can, pick the best side we can and go out and try and win another game of footy. “Regardless of where we are on the ladder, we just want to win as many games as we can and play finals footy. “YCW is no doubt the benchmark of the competition. They’re wiping the

floor with most teams. “I think we’ll enjoy the big ground and we’ll be looking to be as competitive as we can be,” McIndoe said. Kane Taylor, Keiran Shaw and Aaron Walton were stand-out performers for the Tigers on Saturday while Darragh Chadwick and Brayden Irving each kicked two goals, as did Walton. Mornington defenders Josh Mclerie and Chris Baker were among the best for their team, while Jackson Calder once again impressed. Frankton YCW went into its match against Pines on Saturday without tall towers Brad Ulms and Ash Eames. Eames, the best big man in the competition, and arguably the best in the past 20 years in local footy, went down last week with a broken leg and ligament damage to his knee. He is expected to be right by finals time. This meant that the Stonecats had to mix things up in the middle and reserves rucks Josh Leary and 19-year-old Brenton Credlin came into the side. While Pines’ Beau Hendry dominated at the centre bounces and around the ground, especially combining with Jamie Messina, the Stonecats were well on top everywhere else. The half-back line completely dominated and when the ball went

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inside the attacking fifty, Dave Bodley, Michael Chaplin and Ricky Morris did the damage. Chaplin played higher up the ground while Morris spent much of his time inside the fifty metre arc. The likes of Tony Lester, Kyle Hutchison and Ben Tellis also rotated through the fifty and were dangerous. Ryan Santon on the wing was very good for the Stonecats and was given little respect while Jai Coghlan and Craig Nankervis provided plenty of run. The Pythons had few winners, outside of Beau Hendry and Messina. Brenton Cowell worked hard and had a fair amount of the ball while Matt Rowe worked tirelessly also. Karingal is sitting in third place on the ladder after getting the job done against Chelsea, winning 20.15.135 to 10.10.70. The Seagulls let themselves down with a very poor first half, going to the break trailing by eight goals. They managed to boot six goals to eight after half-time. Harley Ambrose was a surprise packet for the Bulls with four goals while Justin Peckett and Sam McGarry slotted three goals each. Cal Dixon and Dale Alainis were also up and about. Curtis Bywater booted four goals for the Gulls and played his best game

so far for his new club while Gavin Masuric was his side’s best player. Mt Eliza had to work hard to get over Langwarrin, eventually winning 15.10.100 to 12.18.90. The Kangas led at half-time, however they squandered opportunities in the third quarter, booting 2.7 to the Redlegs 5.2. The three-quarter time margin was seven points. David White booted five for the Redlegs while Rohan Heasley and Tim Strickland were outstanding. Luke Damon kicked five for the Kangas and coach Paul Wheatley managed three, while Aaron Shaw and Daniel Wehner were at their best. Edithvale-Aspendale got blown away in the first term against Bonbeach and never recovered, losing 14.10.94 to 19.9.123. The Sharks kicked 8.2 to 1.1 in a blistering first quarter and were able to maintain a comfortable lead from that point. Shane McDonald was the best player on the ground with six goals while Dylan Jones was again a standout. Markham Johnson booted three for the Eagles and Timmy Mannix, Jordy Derbyshire and Jeremy Heys flew the flag. Edithvale is sixth on the ladder, a game outside the top three, while Bonbeach is in fourth position.

Nepean Interleague squad picked By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly NEPEAN League has picked a squad of more than 70 players to represent the league in the upcoming Country Championships. Despite coach Gavin Artico going on record as saying he was only selecting players who wanted to represent the league, there was still more than 70 players selected. There are already a number of players who have declared that they are not committed to representing the league, including the likes of former AFL players Nathan and Ryan Lonie, Damien Atkins, Ben and Troy Schwarze and Steven Baker. There are also some players who have been

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The Blues go down to the Panthers, while the Hillmen and the Yabbies cop severe thrashings NEPEAN LEAGUE By Andrew ‘Toe Punt’ Kelly HASTINGS needs to win at least eight of its remaining eleven games to play finals in Nepean League this season. This is the harsh reality after the Blues were beaten by a more desperate and hungry Pearcedale on Saturday. Not even for star player Jason Kestle’s 200th game could help the Blues stay competitive in the second half. They were soundly beaten 14.20.104 to 8.15.63. After kicking the first three goals of the game, the Blues went on to kick just five more for the match, while the opposition booted fourteen of the next nineteen goals. Hastings appeared to be disinterested at times and its midfield pressure was poor. So too was the inability of the small forwards to capitalise on the loose ball. Repeatedly, Pearcedale set up their attack from half-back and their midfield ran riot, especially in the second half. Pat Cadd and Chris Fortnam appeared to have no opponents, while Dylan Hoare ran around unchallenged. Even fill-in ruck Pat Gamble ran around and did as he pleased after Ben Mitchell went down with a hip strain. Teenager Adam Avard was given no respect and he hurt the Blues with his flawless disposal. Once again, it’s time the Blues have a good hard look at themselves. If coach Glenn Michie isn’t getting his message through, then it’s time to come clean. If he is, then the players need to determine what the club means to them, what their mates going into battle each week mean to them and show some respect to the coach. The coach needs to mix things up too. Tony Mirabella, Dylan Hand coming off injury and Michie himself meant it was a pretty slow forward line on Saturday. Will Jolley is exceptionally desperate and talented but not quick. Michie needs to go to centre half back. He reads the play as well as anyone and Mick Agnello is way out of form. Bring in the next tall defender from the kids or reserves and teach

Feeling blue: Hastings went down to Pearcedale in a hard-fought affair. Picture: Andrew Hurst

him how to be a key defender at the top level. Colin McVeigh needs to play forward and stay there. He can make something out of nothing. He’d be dangerous there with Mirabella. Move Jason Kestle to a wing and allow him to be flamboyant. Leave Josh Mulheron in the ruck but get someone else, perhaps Ben King, to be the utility The opposition are playing through their mobile rucks. Leave Andy Kiely at full back and don’t move him. Use Kain Stratton as a tagger in the middle on the opposition’s best midfielder. The reality is that whatever the Blues are doing at the minute is not working. Players need to be responsible for what is going on. The match against Frankston Bombers this weekend is crucial for the Blues. Pearcedale, on the other hand, were sensational. A pleasure to watch in fact. They are now in the top five and given the footy they have played in the past two weeks (besides a bad

third quarter against Sorrento), they are travelling extremely well. Chris Hensby, Trav Sauer and Luke Murray were superb down back for the Panthers and the forward line always looked dangerous with tall timbers in Matt Vagg and Pat Heijden. After the match, Blues coach Glenn Michie was devastated. “We are just not playing our roles defensively,” Michie said. “They played better than us and deserved their win but we didn’t do anything to stop them either. “We just need to get better as a group and want to get better as a group. If we don’t, then I’m just flogging a dead horse. Only the players can get us out of this. “I can preach and plead but at some point, the responsibility is on the blokes that go out onto the field. We can point fingers and blame others but ultimately, what are we doing ourselves to change things? “We go back to the drawing board and prepare the best we can for Frankston Bombers. While Michie sounded distressed after the match, a coach who is sleeping a little easier is Crib Point’s

Dave Lawson after his side beat Rosebud. ‘Plugger’s’ boys have won their past two matches and if they can knock over Rye this weekend, their season is well and truly back on track. On Saturday the Magpies were superb against Rosebud, winning 16.8.104 to 13.15.93. The Buds kicked the opening four goals of the match before the Pies hit back with four goals to square things up at the first change. The Pies then kicked clear in the second, largely due to the continued good form of Waide Symes and Brad Davidson, while Neil Clark gave them some drive defensively and choppedout in the ruck. Jake Ross and Jon Flack were again amongst the goals kicking three each. The Buds came back hard in the last quarter and Crib Point tightened up, however they still managed a good win. Lawson said it was amazing what a bit of confidence could do. “I think we were off the boil a bit in a number of areas in the first three rounds and Sorrento really set us back in round one. This had an effect on us. “Our skills were poor in the first three rounds and I think we were 1015 percent off the mark. “However, all those simple things that make us a good team; our tackling, pressure, skills and chasing, were all back in the past two weeks,” Lawson said. Lawson said while he expected ruck James Cook to be back in two weeks, Tim Beech and Clark were doing a great job. “Structurally we have managed pretty well. “Matt Sloper is playing across half forward and gives a real contest and Jayden Eppenschield coming back from overseas has given us some coverage at full back. “Zac Dekleuver is only a kid but he’s a big kid and he’s doing a brilliant job for us at centre half back.” Lawson said he had obviously identified that Rosebud had a wonderful midfield and needed to be mindful of them going into the game. “You can’t tag them all but we felt that Matt Payne and Greg Bentleigh were their two most important players. We put a hard tag on them both and

while Bentleigh was still very good, I thought we won that battle. “Dekleuver did a great job on Ben Shultz and, to be honest, our defence held up really well. Rye has been shunted out of the top five after being beaten by Somerville. The Eagles got their noses in front in the first quarter and were able to sustain the narrow lead for the entire match, winning 13.13.91 to 11.16.82. Todd Farrelly booted three goals for the winners and Jed Sutton and Ben Sedgewick dominated, along with Rowan Hogenbirk and Caleb Cox. Rhett Sutton, Darren Booth and Ben Holmes were the best of the Demons. Frankston Bombers kicked five goals to Devon Meadow’s one in the first quarter and it was all over at that point. The Panthers kicked ten goals to twelve after quarter-time but the game was already lost, the Bombers winning 17.11.113 to 11.7.73. Zac Longham booted a game high three goals for the Bombers while Jay Reynolds and Scott Foster were instrumental in the win. Chris Doria was the Panther’s best with two goals while Stephen Baumgartner also played well yet again. Dromana had 49 (29.20.194) scoring shots against Tyabb on Saturday and restricted the opposition to one point in the first half and to 1.3.9 for the entire match. Anthony Bruhn kicked seven, Adam Loury and Toby Banks six each and Dan Gormley and Liam Hogan dominated as the Tigers went about doing whatever they wanted. John Alexander and Tim McGrath were the best of the Yabbies. Likewise, Sorrento punished Red Hill 22.25.157 to 1.2.8. The Hillmen went into the match incredibly undermanned, the likes of Marcus Dal Lago, Ben Maguiness, Sean Holmes, Joe Krieger, Luke Adams, James McCall, Kane Hitchener and a couple of others out of the team. The reality is that Red Hill cannot afford to go into battle without their stars. Ben Schwarze booted eight goals on Saturday while Kayle Stronger-Morris was at his best, as was the highly underrated Nick Warner.

Mornington Pirates seniors go down to Cheltenham BASEBALL IN the third round of the season, the Mornington Pirates A1 Seniors went down 5-1 against Cheltenham. With both team providing solid pitching and defence the Pirates were let down by their team hitting. Ryan Campbell pitched well. Two hits to Adam Jansen and Brendan Wilson. In other results: Mornington A2 vs Cheltenham A2- Cheltenham 12 defeated Mornington 5 Matt Dunn took the ball for the Pirates and toiled well all day, before handing the ball to Rhys De Saint Pern who continues to improve week by week.

Some timely hitting by Shaun Martin, Garry Barnett and Dan Stumbles produced some much needed offense for the Pirates, but the Rustler bats got hot and proved too strong in the end. Mornington B1 vs Ormond/Glenhuntly Lost to Ormond Glenhuntly’s firsts, but well played by the boys. Highlights of the game included a great diving catch by Travis Brisbane. Solid job on the hill by Harro, Aaron and Ryan Brisbane. Lots of hits. Not far off a win. Mornington B2 vs Ormond/Glenhuntly Big win by the boys against an inexperienced Ormond/Glenhuntly side winning 18-1

Great day with the bat. Lincoln Beminster and Myles Dowsett getting on base 4 from 4 at bats and Brett Stuesser on the mound with 5 strike out and only letting in 1 run in. Mornington C2 vs Cheltenham C2s triumphed over Cheltenham 16 to 2 with 9 runs crossing the plate in the 4th innings. The young guns lead with both pitchers Rhys Butler and Tristan Meates allowing only one run and scoring 5 runs. Great team batting saw everyone gain at least one walk with Hannah Le Blanc and EJ Tobias 3 each. JUNIORS U/17: Mornington Pirates vs Dingley Mornington Pirates U17s were defeated by Dingley 15-2.

The game started off tight 3-2 but fielding errors, and solid hitting in the 4th inning saw Dingley pile on 6 runs. The Pirates lost opportunities and Dingley scored another 6 runs in the 5th innings. Hits produced by C. Stuart (double), A. DiGiovambattista (single) and T. Meates (single). U/15: Mornington Gold vs Cheltenham White The boys travelled to Cheltenham and claimed their first win for the season 7-5. Great team effort with everyone contributing. Special mention to Angus Paterson on the mound and Jordan Colvin for taking the winning catch.

They had a fantastic, hard fought win against Pakenham on Saturday. They started strongly with the bat, great hits from Tom and Zac kept the runs flowing. In the end 8 to 2 run victory for their second win. Mornington Black vs Berwick Pirates defeated Berwick 24 -1. Safe hits by Pierson 3, Knox 3, Bald 2, Hosking 2. Home run over RF cones by Pierson. Great pitching by Bald & McDonald. U/11: Mornington Pirates vs Cheltenham The Under 11’s had a big win, against Cheltenham, with the first seven batter’s all scoring in the first inning. Giles Moran’s hard work as Catcher, earned him MVP.

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