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THE introduction to Chicago does nothing to hide what’s to follow, except the lights and colourful, onstage action. “Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery – all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” The bold and sinister promise is delivered by Rosebud Secondary College students with wit, danger, style and a great deal of humour. “Many people may have in mind the 1996 Broadway version or 2003 film - featuring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones - when they think of Chicago,” drama teacher Anthea Mackenzie said. “However, our student directors, Alice Schlipalius and Annabelle Wemyss, have been encouraged to look to the original vaudeville roots of the 1975 version for inspiration, which was based on a 1926 non-musical play, Chicago, written by journalist and playwright, Maurine Dallas Watkins. Watkins was covering real life crimes at the time and noticed a peculiar and unsettling reality. It appeared feminine or attractive women would be found not guilty of heinous crimes, regardless of how heavily evidence leaned towards a guilty verdict.” Chicago follows in Rosebud Secondary’s tradition of student-led productions. Working alongside production coordinators Mackenzie and Brea Low, students have been involved in all aspects of the production, from costume and set design to choreography and direction. “Our interpretation is reminiscent of the 1920 art-deco style, and the colour palette inspired by newspaper print,’ Schlipalius and Wemyss said. “And we thought it was important to stay true to the original message of the time and what Chicago, at its core, is about; manipulation of the press at the expense of truth.” Chicago: High School Edition presented by Rosebud Secondary College opens 18-20 July. Booking: www.trybooking.com/BCMNK

Fee hikes put the squeeze on campers REGULAR campers along the Rye and Sorrento foreshores are being hit with big site fee increases while campers at Rosebud are not. Many families, some who have been camping at Rye for more than 50 years, feel they are being discriminated against by a restructuring of the fees and removal of before and after peak season packages.

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They say the fee restructure by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council equates to a 50 per cent increase. The council wrote to campers last week saying pre-peak and post-peak season packages would no longer apply and that fees would now be based on a weekly tariff to “balance the demand for and the popularity of campsites in Rye and Sorrento”. The letters show weekly pre-season (October-December) powered site charges are up from $550 in 2018-19

to $1015 in 2019-20. Weekly peak-season (Christmas-New Year) charges for the same period are up from $2340 to $2580 and post-season (January-April) $998 to $1740. Long-time camper Lee Conway said fees for his family – which stays the whole six months – jumped from $3888 (October 2018-April 2019) to $5765 (October 2019 to April 2020). “In the past, pre-and-post seasons were offered at packaged rates of $550 for pre and $998 for post-season

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to six weeks over Christmas and New Year.” Mr Conway said the long term campers were “people who identify as part of this community, and who have helped build this community over many years”. “They spend significant money in the local shops and restaurants and, in many cases, have also relocated down on the peninsula as a result of falling in love with it. Continued Page 4 12404323-DJ46-18

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Inspired art: Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill, CEO John Baker with Sophie Perez, winner of the most inspiring award in this year’s green wedge art competition. Picture: Supplied

Heeding the call for inspirational win

SOPHIE Perez’s depiction of the land as it falls away to Bass Strait on the southern edge of the Mornington peninsula has won the top prize in this year’s Green Wedge Paint Out Exhibition art competition. Artist Jennifer Riddle and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s senior curator Danny Lacy, who judged the competition, described I Can Hear You Calling as “a bold painting that captures the evocative landscape”. “Overlooking Bass Strait, the landscape is filled with texture and depth, dirt roads dissecting the lush plant life landscape reveals itself as you drive around that corner, the thrill of the steep descent enshrined in this beautiful painting.”

Perez won the $1000 most inspiring award for her work. The 70 works entered in the competition “encapsulate the beauty of our peninsula”, Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill said. “The green wedge paintings inspire our community to appreciate the environment that we are so proud of, and both the council and all community members must protect,” he said. Chris Puebla won the $500 green award for Lorna’s Triangle, painting that the judge said “wonderfully captured the soft light filtering in through the woodlands at Lorna’s Triangle”. Maxine Wild received the $500 encouragement award for The Edge of the Wedge (Boneo Road, Flinders).

Special mention awards were made to Julie Newson, Looking out from the vineyard at Elgee Park; Trish Bourke, Looking East, Cheviot Beach; Rodger Stebbing, Elgee Park; Katherine Moore, Devil’s Bend II; Maxine Pritchard, View from the Top; Ruth Belfrage, Peninsula Garden; and Lynne Bechervaise, Main Ridge Property. Works in this year’s green wedge exhibition will be shown at the shire’s Besgrove Street, Rosebud offices Saturday 15 June-Tuesday 6 August and Merricks House Gallery, Merricks General Wine Store, 3460 FrankstonFlinders Road, Merricks Saturday 15 June-Sunday 7 July. Details: mornpen. vic.gov.au/greenwedge

THE owners of an art gallery say a telecommunications tower planned to be built within the Mornington Peninsula’s green wedge-zone will be a blot on the landscape. Emily and Susan McCulloch say they received a “notification letter” about the planned tower in May “seven months after the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council had received the planning application”. The shire’s principal planner Hugh Pierce said on Friday the tower came under the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Program “which exempts such a facility from both formal notification … and removes the ability for any potential objector to appeal council’s decision to VCAT”. “At this time council officers are still completing this assessment of the proposal and have not yet reached a final position,” he said. The sisters’ property Whistlewood, in Tucks Road, Shoreham includes a 1870s Tuck-built house. They warn that if given the go ahead, the tower could “set a precedent for such structures to be built on private land in all other similar locations throughout the peninsula's green wedge zone”. They also hold fears that the tower

could be used for the incoming 5G network 5G network, “about which little is known and which is attracting worldwide concern regarding impacts on health, wildlife and other issues”. The McCullochs say the 31.3 metre telecommunications tower in Tucks Road would “dominate [Whistelwood’s] eastern skyline and be highly visible from every gallery and living room, upstairs and down, the studio and over virtually our entire acreage”. “[The] outlook and environs are not just a view, but are integral to our purpose of being what has grown over almost 70 years and three generations of the McCulloch family – to support, foster and display art of the land, including Aboriginal, environmental and landscape art and invite artists to its environs in which to make art.” In an email encouraging opposition to the tower planned by Telstra through its contractor Visionstream, the McCullochs say there has been no “proper community consultation”. They say the tower would be in cluster of five or six rural properties, about 30 metres from the house of its nearest neighbour and 40 metres from Whistlewood's boundary and 80 metres from the house. “As the tower would sit on a prominent ridge line on Tucks Road it would compromise the tranquillity of this rural and historic road.”

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driving at more than five knots within 50 metres of swimmers or within 200 metres of the shore. The council’s strong stance at its 25 June meeting echoes community concerns about jet-ski use and the need for tougher regulations and improved safety measures to better protect the community. “The communities in towns such as Rye affected by the jet-ski volume, safety risk and noise, have made it very clear they want jet-skis controlled,” Rye Community Group Alliance’s Mechelle Cheers said. “The council is now doing its bit to represent the views of peninsula communities, so it’s way beyond time for the Andrews government to act without any more procrastination.” The council voted to adopt an advocacy paper that calls on the state government to “immediately address safety concerns in relation to personal watercraft usage”. Stephen Taylor

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THE tide is turning against jet-ski hoons who face curbs on their antics at popular bay beaches. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council wants Maritime Safety Victoria to bring in tough new laws, possibly by this summer, to toughen rules on the water craft and possibly ban them from popular swimming areas such as Rye, The Pillars, Mt Martha and Safety Beach, as well as limit them to specific zones well away from swimmers. Other rules would ban them from mooring off beaches and at jetties and require riders to be aged over 18. CCTV cameras would be used to monitor errant behaviour. The possible new rules being sought by the shire acknowledge that jet-skis are causing serious safety risks to beachgoers and the marine environment. The spotlight will be on hoon-like behaviour which could result in fines from police or local laws officers for performing “doughnuts” within 50 metres of swimmers or other water users, or

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Sandbag seawall under repair, again WHILE repairs are being made to the sandbag seawall at Portsea front beach investigations continue into preventing erosion at the beach. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) says it has “partnered” with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council “to investigate potential long-term options to reduce wave energy and erosion”.

Not happy campers Continued from Page 1 “The weekly increase of $40 a week during the peak period isn’t my major concern as it will add only about $300 to the total bill for campers. It’s the removal of the packages for the long-term campers that is unfair and unreasonable.” The fees are due in September – before the start of the camping season – putting pressure on the campers, mostly families, who will have to come up with the extra $2000. “We paid deposits for January-April earlier this year expecting the fees to be similar, or with a CPI or small increase, but were not told of any significant increase,” Mr Conway said. “They should have at least told us so we could have made informed decisions on coming here. “Now, if we want to try to find alternative camping site, it’s too late.

“It’s extremely unlikely we can now find alternatives that will allow us to stay the whole season. Not even the council could find us options for the whole season at Rosebud without making us move spots regularly.” Campers at Rosebud and other sections of the foreshore are exempt from the increases. “Surely it would make more sense to provide a smaller increase across the board for all campers,” Mr Conway said. While acknowledging that spots vacated by traditional campers would fill quickly with newcomers in the busy peak periods, the long-term campers say the increases will mean “significantly fewer” will stay on over the less busy postpeak six weeks up until April. They say this will hit local businesses which rely on campers’ seasonal trade.

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BURGLARIES and stock thefts from farms will be a major topic at the next meeting of the Victorian Farmers’ Federation’s Mornington Peninsula branch. Guest speaker Detective Acting Sergeant Flyn Loughlin, of the Victoria Police agriculture crime unit will outline strategies for farmers to prevent farm burglary and livestock theft. Other items to be presented at the dinner include a report on the branch’s activities over the past year and suggestions for VFF lobbying campaigns. Nominations will be open for all branch committee and office bearer positions. The dinner meeting starts at 6pm Wednesday 17 July at The Epicurean, 165 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South. RSVP: vffpen@vff.org.au

Red Cross meets THE next meeting of the Sorrento/Portsea/Rye Red Cross unit starts 1.30pm 11 July at Sorrento Community Centre, Morce Avenue, Sorrento. Details: Coralyn Wickham, 0419 101 397. New

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The latest studies will “complement previous investigations into coastal management options at Portsea front beach” and are expected to be finished in about two months. The sandbag seawall was installed in 2010 and is credited with helping protect the foreshore against storm surge, waves and tides. The repairs could take up to three months.

Entertaining author ABC For Kids author and entertainer Andy Jones armed with the jokes and music will entertain at Mornington Peninsula libraries over the school holidays. Children aged five and over can enjoy his musical What’s The Joke at Hastings library, 11am, Thursday 11 July, and 2pm, Mornington library, Thursday 11 July. Jones on his guitar, drums and using props will explain how to deliver a punch line, create a joke, and use gross humour. There will also be dancing and acting and children will be encouraged to bring their own jokes to tell on the day. Jones is the author of the Enormous Book of Hot Jokes for Kool Kids, The Burptionary and The Fartionary. To view Mornington Peninsula Shire libraries school holiday events, visit ourlibrary.mornpen. vic.gov.au


Floods blamed on VicRoads VICROADS is being blamed for flooded roads and gutters dampening trade along Rosebud’s shopping strip. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council says the pits and drainage system are the responsibility of VicRoads to clean and maintain and that it contacted the authority to alert it to blocked sewage run off points causing flooding along the strip as far back as May. Jetty’s Pizza proprietor Bahaa Jamal Eddine said calls to the shire complaining about flooding on the corner of Jetty and Point Nepean roads and urging a quick clean-up had not been actioned and that the flooding was turning customers away (“Flooded roads bad for business” The News 25/6/19). “Jetty’s Pizza and Baro have had reservations not turn up in the evenings due to the flooding on this intersection,” he said. “It’s a big put off to have to drive through flood water to patronise a business: who would risk that in order just to eat – especially when it rains on days like it did on Wednesday 12 June. “We do not need more reasons for people to avoid visiting our stores in the depths of winter when many local businesses struggle regardless of this additional handicap. This is a weekly occurrence during winter.” But the shire’s acting executive manager infrastructure services Rebecca Levy said the shire had “urgently contacted VicRoads on 2 May to notify them of the flooding”.

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“VicRoads advised they would be sending a crew immediately to the flooded intersection and that they would liaise directly with the customer to notify them that their request had been lodged,” she said. Also, following Mr Eddine’s plea to the council, the shire’s roads, drainage and cleansing team inspected the run-off points and provided a response which the mayor Cr David Gill delivered on Monday 24 June. “The pits and drainage system are the responsibility of VicRoads to clean and maintain,” Cr Gill said. “A few weeks ago when we had heavy rain we notified [VicRoads] that the pits required cleaning out and they assured us that it would happen in the near future. “After further investigation VicRoads confirmed that the flooding was due to sand build up in the pits which were cleaned this week.” The mayor said he understood the importance of maintaining infrastructure and committed to responding quickly when issues were reported. “Council will continue to advocate that this interruption to traders and their customers be fixed as soon as possible.” A Department of Transport spokesperson said: “As soon as we were made aware of an issue affecting roadside drains on Point Nepean Road, we took immediate steps to investigate the cause. Stephen Taylior

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A life wrapped around Rye By Kathryn Duncan ERN Jennings was born at Dromana on 22 November 1935 to Claude and Ann. He was the eldest of five children and lived in Rye until his death aged 83 on 14 June. Mr Jennings ran a dairy with his father and brother until the late 1970s. A keen sportsman, he played 208 games of football for Rye, won premierships and coached juniors. A life member, Ern played cricket for Rye of 35 years, coaching junior teams and having a significant impact on the development of many junior players. More recently, he enjoyed watching his grandson play cricket and football and was a regular at the games, becoming somewhat of a mascot for both teams. One of Mr Jennings’s greatest loves was the South Melbourne and later, Sydney Swans football teams. He was a dedicated supporter who knew all the team statistics and facts. A member of the Rye CFA, Mr Jennings was instrumental in forming the Rye Historical Society in 2000, later becoming a life member. He was a long serving member of the Rye Cemetery Trust. During the 1980s, he served as a school council representative at Rye Primary School where he was the second generation of Jennings family to attend. In later years he took up the role as honorary grandparent on grandparent’s day. A Rotarian for 60 years, Mr Jennings received the Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest award in Rotary. As a Rotarian, he was heavily involved in the student exchange

RYE stalwart Ern Jennings. Picture: Supplied program, his family hosting many students over the years who become part of the family. He was a key figure in setting up the Rotary Warehouse and Op Shop in Rosebud, which brings in thousands of dollars annually for charity. He was a Santa for 25 years as part of the Rotaract Club of Rye’s dial-a-santa project which raised money for Cotton Wool Babies and SIDS. In 2002, Mr Jennings was recognised in the Australia Day celebra-

tions as Rye’s Citizen of the Year. In 2006, he carried the Commonwealth Games torch on its way through Rye. Mr Jennings travelled extensively in Australia and overseas, instilling a love of travel in his family. He loved reading and, in his retirement, took up writing short stories and his memories of his life growing up in Rye. Ern is loved and fondly remembered by his wife, Betty, his four children and 13 grandchildren.

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Turnout proves ‘Conti’ dear to Sorrento’s heart Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au CONTINENTAL Hotel owner Julian Gerner must have been warmed by the strong showing of support he received at last week’s public meeting in Sorrento, however cool the prospects of a quick sale of the derelict icon are in its half-finished state. Mr Gerner appeared to be the star of the show in the packed Sorrento Community Hall on Sunday 30 June, as he explained to a seemingly sympathetic audience of 400 how his development plans had come to a halt. He talked up the prospects of a buyer being found by the end of this month able to stump up the $25 million asking price and resilient enough to run the gauntlet of planning, heritage and legal strictures to get the 1875 landmark into a viable state. Doubtless the difficulties are not lost on “career-hotelier-since-1997” Mr Gerner, who said in a media release the stalled restoration and expansion had “created some complexity around commerciality and funding”. The collapse of joint venture partner Steller in mid-May must have rocked Mr Gerner because, up until then, he had stated he was “in it for the long haul” and that while work had stopped before Easter because of a “gap in funding arrangements” the necessary funds were “in the pipeline for the next stage of construction” (“Conti work stalls as developers chase cash” The News 6/5/19). The decision to put the project

CONTINENTAL Hotel owner Julian Gerner being interviewed at the community meeting in Sorrento.

onto a shaky market through Colliers International – albeit with plans and permits in place – is a turnaround and may prompt doubters to shake their heads as their worst fears are realised and say: “I told you so.” Upbeat as ever on Sunday, Mr Gerner said the “Conti” was his seventh heritage hotel project to which he has devoted “four years of tireless work” after paying $13 million for it in 2015. He estimates he and his backers have spent $40 million on extensive heritage, legal and planning approvals and construction works. “The hotel [and an adjoining property at 23 Constitution Hill Road] will be sold with existing plans and permits and the new buyer cannot change anything,” he told the audi-

ence – words they clearly wanted to hear. “These are hard-fought approvals that cannot be neglected.” To applause, he added: “I remain passionately committed to the project [which has a notional completion date of late 2020]. “My intention is to deliver the asset as envisaged.” Compounding the risk in the meantime are the potentially damaging effects of the cold, wet weather which is seen as a real threat to the local limestone in its exposed state. Some at the meeting worried the four-storey structure might simply sink into its soggy foundations and be lost forever. Deputy chair of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Nepean Conservation Group president Ursula de Jong hosted the meeting alongside Mornington Peninsula Shire planning and building director David Bergin, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) advocacy manager Felicity Watson, Nepean MP Chris Brayne and Mr Gerner. Dr de Jong spoke of the Victorian and Italianate hotel’s development under businessman and impresario George Coppin and its role and function as a centrepiece in the town’s rich architectural and social history. She said plans for its long-overdue redevelopment under Mr Gerner had been welcomed by the community, although many would have preferred a smaller revamp, possibly without the rear apartments, wellness centre and penthouses. Ms Watson urged the community

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not to allow the building to fall to such a degree that its protection was threatened. She said weekly inspections must ensure the site was secure against intruders and complied with engineering and safety standards. Mr Bergin said the shire had concerns regarding weather exposure and water run-off and was liaising with Heritage Victoria to protect heritage areas. He said a reputable private building inspector had jurisdiction over new works. The shire’s engineers, planners and a surveyor were inspecting the walls weekly. “It’s an iconic building and we are working with a private building surveyor, Heritage Victoria and Mr Gerner to ensure it is protected and that we get construction going again soon,” he said. Dr de Jong said later the meeting had been excellent, with those attending showing “just how concerned the community is about the current abandoned state of the [hotel]”. “While much information was provided, the meeting raised questions relating to the oversight and risk management of the site, and who actually has the overall responsibility and accountability of the project. “[Mr] Gerner’s timelines are very aspirational: [expressions of interest] close 26 July, contracts to be exchanged in August, work to begin in spring. He acknowledged the building is not currently weather proof. “Further, [Mr] Bergin portrayed the shire as having little power to ensure that the private building surveyor overseeing this project took all steps

necessary to protect its heritage. “As the site straddles both state and local government jurisdictions … we have always been told by the shire that Heritage Victoria is responsible and [it] has told us the shire is responsible. “The community needs the councillors’ and the shire’s proactive support to ensure that the Conti survives this winter and does not fall through jurisdictional cracks. It is time the shire stepped up and took its responsibilities seriously.” Suggestions from the audience that a “community buy-back” of the hotel be arranged were warmly, although sceptically, received by Mr Gerner who said tongue in cheek: “Welcome to the Continental Hotel crowd-funding campaign”. Former Liberal Party candidate for Nepean, Russell Joseph had an alternative view: “The state government should utilise community funds – taxes we have already paid – to underwrite the costs required to complete the necessary building works to ensure the protection and preservation of this iconic heritage building. “Without this investment the site will likely degrade beyond repair, will be worthless, and the Conti will be gone.” Mr Brayne acknowledged the town was “in a state of limbo” until the building was sold or works completed. He promised to advocate to the state government for more officers for Heritage Victoria to ensure works such as the Conti were adequately policed.

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Stabbing suspect arrested A MAN wanted in relation to a fatal stabbing at Chelsea Heights last month was arrested at a property at Toora, Gippsland, last week. Homicide Squad detectives assisted by Special Operations Group members charged the 27-year-old Frankston man with one count of murder, Thursday 4 July. He appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court the same day and was further remanded to November. Detectives allege the man became involved in an argument with 44-year-old Bonbeach man Ricky Thompson in the car park of a Seaford licensed premises on 18 June. (“Help find suspect” The News 2/7/2019). Thompson was stabbed in the incident and died later in hospital. Belinda Batty of police media said a man and a woman at the Toora property were assisting detectives with their inquiries last week.

Late for work A MAN will be without his car and is more than $1000 out of pocket after having his car impounded at Rosebud, Wednesday 3 July. Rosebud police nabbed the Ford Falcon, displaying red P-plates, travelling at 100kph in a 50kph zone on Pt Nepean Road, 6.15am. The 22-year-old Somerville man told police he was running late for work. Things only got worse when the man was unable to produce his licence and a roadworthy check of the car found no tread on the front tyres. The man’s car was impounded at a cost of $1075. He is expected to be charged on summons with driving at a dangerous speed, exceeding the speed limit, failing to carry his licence and driving an unroadworthy vehicle.

ing the men, using an angle grinder, to abort their bid to steal cash from the Balnarring Village shopping centre, 1.45am, Tuesday 2 July. Earlier they had used a jemmy to force open a timber door at the centre in Frankston-Flinders Road.

Police seek UFO A WOMAN who filled a car up with petrol at a Baxter service station and then drove off without paying is being sought by Hastings police. The woman in a blue Holden Commodore with stolen number plates UFO 385 stole $30 petrol, 11.30am, Tuesday 5 May. Anyone with information is urged to call Hastings police 5970 7800 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppersvic. com.au

Surviving chilly dip A FOOLHARDY boatie got into more trouble than he bargained for when launching a tinnie in freezing, blustery conditions at Frankston boat ramp last week. The Carrum Downs man, 33, reportedly ignored other boaties’ warnings about the poor conditions and set off with his dog aboard at 2pm, Sunday 30 June. Senior Sergeant Kirby Tonkin, of Rosebud police, said the man, who was not wearing a lifejacket, got into trouble about 150 metres out when the seas became too rough and he tried to turn around and head to shore. A large wave swamped the boat throwing the man and the dog into the freezing water. Senior Sergeant Tonkin said the man tried to cling to the boat which was swept to within 30 metres of Frankston pier. Two Carrum Downs police officers tried to rescue the man with a police woman entering the water under the pier. The man managed to grab onto a fisherman’s bamboo pole and was hauled in. The man and the police woman were taken to Frankston hospital with hypothermia.

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Road to nowhere: This red P-plater’s car was impounded at a cost of $1075. Picture: Supplied

The dog managed to swim ashore where it was wrapped in a blanket and taken home unharmed. The Water Police are reportedly looking into the incident and may lay charges.

Hold it right there POLICE laid down “stop sticks” to bring a car thief to a screeching halt in Jetty Road, Rosebud, Monday 24 June. Senior Sergeant Kirby Tonkin, of Rosebud police, said police initially chased the stolen VW Caddy on Peninsula Link as it headed south but lost it. Later, the van was seen in Mt Martha and then Dromana, presumably heading for Jetty Road. The sticks blew out four tyres, 10pm. A 32-year-old Hallam man is expected to be charged with theft of a motor car and multiple traffic offences.

ATM rob bid fails OFFENDERS tried – but failed – to cut open an ATM at Balnarring shopping centre last week. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said an alarm sounded caus-

BURGLARS ransacked a steel shed at a property at Somerville stealing thousands of dollars in tools, equipment and even a caravan, overnight Monday 1 July. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said they forced a front gate to the long driveway off Dandenong-Hastings Road and cut locks to the steel shed. Included in the haul was a generator valued at $5000, chainsaw ($700), Mercury outboard ($500) and the Windsor Rapid caravan which was later found dumped at Cranbourne.

Pawn shop burgled NECKLACES and a nail gun valued at $1500 were stolen during a raid on the Cash Deal pawnbroker outlet at Rosebud, 1am, Tuesday 2 July. Two offenders wearing hoodies, masks and gloves and carrying backpacks used an angle grinder to cut through a steel door and jemmied a second door before ransacking the shop in Pt Nepean Road.

Pizza driver robbed A PIZZA delivery driver was robbed of $40 when she made a delivery to a house at Mt Martha, 7pm, Friday 28 June. The 20-year-old thought the man who approached her in Harrop Road was a hungry customer – until he produced a knife and demanded money. The woman handed over the contents of her bag to the man described as having dark hair, tanned complexion and wearing dark clothing.

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Coastal Advisory Groups are a key point of contact for the community on the future planning and management of coastal areas.

EOI submissions close Monday 5 August 2019. How to submit an EOI To apply, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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A GROUP of Community Lifestyle Accommodation mums, dads and potential residents took a walk through the new Murray Anderson Road House at Rosebud last week. The $2.5 million supported accommodation project to house eight adults with intellectual disabilities is expected to open in September. Most residents of the house will have been cared for by their parents since birth. “Final places for residents will be determined in a couple of months, but it is a magnificent building,” CLA patron Russell Joseph said. Although a step in the right direction, the housing development, financed by the Uniting Church, represents only a small proportion of the 400 places needed across the southern region. No other projects are in the pipeline. “Ageing parent-carers in our community are calling on the state government to help fund safe, secure and permanent housing for their adult sons and daughters with an intellectual disability,” Mr Joseph said. Of particular concern are older people with intellectual disabilities who are still living under parental care at home and who will not receive any of the NDIS specialist disability accommodation allocation, he said. “This must be a bipartisan issue and all parliaments need to drop the politics and implement an urgent action plan.” CLA secretary Marie Hell said ageing parent carers had “been neglected for decades and still have not been included in any meaningful budgeted housing commitment for their sons and daughters”. “The state government announced $33.2 million in the budget to support children who require residential or facility based care placement, but this will provide only a fraction of the funds required for those adults needing urgent DECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.75mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

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Shire to back airshow if permit sought Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s requirement that Peninsula Aero Club conform to planning rules could jeopardise the staging of next year’s air show at Tyabb airfield. Club president Jack Vevers sees the shire’s insistence that the club seek a planning permit - as normally required for big events - as “blackmail”. The mayor, Cr David Gill, says the club and businesses associated with the airfield should conform to planning regulations. Mr Vevers on Sunday 30 June issued a news release claiming the shire had told the club it “will not be supporting a permit application to run the air show in 2020”. Not so, said Cr Gill: “[They] should just put in a permit application and stop misleading people. “We will work with them to make sure they get a permit for the air show. “We agree the air show is good for the peninsula, but they should stop this nonsense.” Mr Vevers said he had been told the shire “would not accept a secondary consent application as they have always done previously”. “We normally just write to the council and fill in a form which gives us a period to vary our permit so we can run the air show - say, seven days. It’s never been an issue before. “Now they have told me they want a full planning application before they will even consider it, but that would open up our permits so that they [can]

get full control of the airfield. “They have a win at any cost attitude. They are using the issue as blackmail.” Cr Gill has rejected suggestions that the council is trying to shut down Tyabb airfield or businesses operating there. He said the shire wants to “work out the permit and zoning concerns”. “There has been a lot of misleading publicity about the airfield and it is now time that our community know the facts,” Cr Gill said. “The council has been trying to resolve the issues including lack of permits, the need for a masterplan and a noise abatement plan, possible rezoning requirements and simply a club willingness to work with neighbours via the existing community reference group.” Under the Planning and Environment Act, 1987 businesses can be fined $1087 for operating without permits. Cr Gill’s statement follows council’s receipt of a summary of a report by a Queen’s Counsel that reportedly shows most businesses associated with the airfield are operating without the required permits. The News has asked for a copy of the ratepayer-funded report (See “Legal report to be kept under wraps” below). Cr Gill said other businesses “must be a little perplexed that they are required to hang their permits on their walls and abide by conditions while at least some private airfield businesses aim to self-regulate within a largely residential area”. “For decades now the substitute for the rational resolution of problems has been to ramp up the rhetoric and create an ‘us against them’ scenario while

clouding the real issues,” he said. “This leaves me wondering how this is going to help the workers and businesses involved. “The reality is that complex town planning matters will only be resolved by negotiation and applying standard regulations, not by any amount of abusive or disingenuous campaigning.” Cr Gill said that contrary to a report in The News (“Airfield reopens after permit talks” 25/6/19) he was “warmly welcomed” to an open day last month at the airfield. “It was surprising and untrue to read that I wasn’t welcome and didn’t know what I was talking about. There were, though, some who were only prepared to argue and make statements in order to gather support to put pressure on any council decisions,” he said.

JUDY Pay’s World War 11 Mustang is one of the aircraft that regularly makes an appearance at Tyabb airfield and Tyabb Aero Club’s air shows. Picture: Supplied

“The shire has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars assisting the airfield in the past and I hope continues to help ensure the viability of the businesses involved.

“I listen to all, but that doesn’t mean just agreeing, no matter how influential one group may be. Our community would expect nothing less.” With Stephen Taylor

Legal review to be kept under wraps THE “full legal review” into planning permits involving Tyabb airfield and businesses operating there will not be released to the public. Mornington Peninsula Shire has decided to extend the deadline for the review by a Queen’s Counsel beyond 30 June and at some stage release “a document consolidating the conditions of all current planning permits that currently apply to the Tyabb airfield”. The motion agreeing to the deadline change and to keeping the review

secret appears to conflict with council’s decision on 26 March for “the outcome of the legal review … be brought back to council by the end of the financial year, for a council briefing, prior to the findings being publicly released”. Both the initial call for the legal review and last week’s deadline extension were contained in notices of motion put by Cr Julie Morris and adopted unanimously by council.

Clean lines: Sarsha Pancic shows her surfing skills, left, and on the winner’s platform. Pictures: Supplied

Riding waves to success Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au THE surf’s up for Padua College student Sarsha Pancic, who was crowned the Victorian under-14 girls’ junior surfing champion in May. She will now represent Victoria at the Surf Dive and Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Margaret River, Western Australia, in the first week of December. It’s been a big year for the Blairgowrie surfer who achieved success in three rounds of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing titles in which she won at Phillip Island, placed third at

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Gunnamatta and came second at Jan Juc. Sarsha, 13, in year 8, grew to love the sport from an early age: “My dad would take me with my brother to Western Port when I was six and he would push me into the waves. I loved it,” she said. Constant practice has elevated her skills to competition level: “I try to surf as much as I can,” she said. “In summer it can be before school but mostly after school. “When the swell is smaller, I surf at Gunnamatta, Portsea back beach and Rye back beach. In winter I surf mostly in Western Port and at Jan Juc on the west coast.”

Sarsha enjoys the company of friends old and new in the water. “I love to surf and catch up with my friends at Torquay Boardriders Club,” she said. “We surf together, compete together and hangout when we are not riding the waves.” She finds surfing “so amazing”. “It’s fun and even scary at times when the swell is big. Surfing allows the freedom to be yourself and express yourself on the waves. No two waves are ever the same.” Her favourite surf spot is Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. “The water is warmer and I can surf all day and not get cold,” she said. Sarsha surfs in six competitions a year through

the Torquay club. “I also compete at larger surfing events around Australia, including the Rip Curl Grom Search,” she said. “I am lucky to have the opportunity and support from my family to travel and compete at some amazing places.” “I want to be a pro surfer and I’m going to work as hard as I can to get there,” she said, seeing the Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Margaret River as a stepping stone. “I would be over the moon to be awarded the Australian champion in my group.” Sponsors Bass Surfboards and Balin Surfers Hardware will no doubt have a keen interest in Sarsha’s progress.


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Perfect condition, just ready to move in n Ensuite & WIR to main Open plan living with kitchen n Paved rear patio plus garden shed

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Kerryn Mountain

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42 Seacombe Street, Dromana $1,200,000 - $1,250,000 Brand New Luxury Living

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Steve Granger

0488 333 117

1B Davies Street, Safety Beach $850,000 - $920,000

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Michael Browitt

0417 019 338

A highly-skilled sales and marketing professional who has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, Michael Browitt is making waves on the Mornington Peninsula’s real estate scene. This smart operator is the estate agent you want on your side when it comes to results-driven negotiation, passion and flawless communication.

9 Sunhill Avenue, McCrae $520,000 - $570,000

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Walk to Waterfall Gully Road shops n Hydronic heating Partially renovated n 715sqm (approx.) block

Michael’s goal is not simply to achieve his clients’ expectations – he always aims to exceed them. He understands the nuances of the market and brings a refreshingly positive energy to real estate. Crucially, he has an innate ability to relate to, and connect with, people from all walks of life. Focused, disciplined and able to bring the right touch of empathy to the negotiation table, Michael is the perfect professional with whom you can entrust the sale of your home or investment property.

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LOVE THIS HOME

BEACHSIDE BELEURA HILL MASTERFULLY designed to maximise the space and light found throughout, this luxurious three-bedroom townhouse is nestled within a boutique complex in the prestigious Beleura Hill area, a short distance to Mills Beach and cosmopolitan Main Street. The expansive two-storey layout encompasses comfortable living areas on both levels that open to fantastic alfresco entertaining areas. Well landscaped, the ground floor patio is guarded by a feature brick wall, whilst the upper living space, so much more than just a first floor landing, is a entertainers delight with the terrace offering supreme privacy as you gaze across the rooftops and enjoy the night sky. A premium kitchen features stone counter tops and stainless-steel appliances by Asko and Neff delivers the high quality expected from a home of this calibre. The large master bedroom on the ground floor is fitted with a wall of built-in robes and a contemporary ensuite has a walk-in shower whilst two more bedrooms upstairs both have built-in robes and share the main bathroom with soaker tub and powder room. Taking the total size of the home to an impressive and highly functional 232 square metres is a double garage with internal entry.n

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ADDRESS: 3/13 Lucerne Avenue, MORNINGTON FOR SALE: $850,000 - $890,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Joel Hood 0429 886 188, Joel Hood Property, 311 Main Street, Mornington, 5971 0300

168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888 Mc Crae

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1/12 Bentley Road, Mc Crae What a formula for lifestyle this smart and sophisticated brand-new single-level three bedroom two bathroom residence provides in the hills of McCrae. Hosting stylishly ďŹ nished generous proportions, a sun-drenched sheltered entertaining terrace and a location that is second to none, this vibrant and trendy home offers a discerning statement in low maintenance living. With dual living zones, a superb stone kitchen, expansive main bedroom suite with WIR and ensuite, double remote garage and climate control, this whisper quiet home is exceptionally appointed in a prime location that places all local amenity and the best of the Peninsula at your ďŹ ngertips. Due for completion August 2019.

Price $750,000 - $825,000 Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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Auction

For Lease

Thursday 8th August 2019 at 12noon on site 11 Thompson Street Frankston

5 & 7 Beach Street, Dromana

Extraordinary Retail Investment

Excellent secure tenant on new lease

Rental return of $126,798pa Net

The Bounty Shop has traded here for 30 years! * Commercial 1 Zone Land area: 658m2 *

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THE PENINSULA’S ONLY EXCLUSIVELY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT Business Sale - Rosebud

For Sale - Frankston South

Bang Bang Pizza

Fit Out Only Reduced For A Quick Sale

• Highly visible location directly opposite beach in high foot traffic area • Fully computerised system with data base of 4,000 customers • Excellent rent of $2,585pcm+GST+OG • Turnover of $400,000pa • Open 5pm-9pm seven days per week

• Long established salon • Excellent long term staff • Attractive leasing package • Fantastic fit-out • Residence available

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Sale Price: $170,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price (Fit-out Only) $35,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Hastings

For Sale - Point Leo General Store

Storage Facility

• Long standing coastal business • Strong focus on take away food and drinks • Amazing lease package • Ideal husband and wife business • Huge local following

• Comprises 18 containers and caravan and boat storage • Situated on main corner site of approx. 1900 sqm. • Runs at very close to 100% occupancy • Business only requires 2-3 hours per week to operate • Vendors keen to sell

Sale Price: $220,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $149,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

D L SO For Lease - Main Ridge

Business Sale - Mornington

Office Space in Spectacular Surrounds

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Brunchtime • Corner cafe with great exposure and huge clientele • Ideally located in busy Mornington Industrial Area • Great long lease and low rent • Takings of approx. $7,900pw • Currently open 6am-2.30pm 5days per week with potential to increase summer trade

• Fully furnished office space with all amenities • Stunning views overlooking the 40 acre property • Parking for approx. 20 vehicles • Ideally suited to a company with about 10-20 staff • Call today for an inspection that won’t disappoint

Lease Price: $2,917pcm + GST Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease - Mornington

Business Sale - Mornington

Sale Price: $220,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Mornington

Reduced For A Quick Sale • Exciting business with brilliant décor and fit out • Excellent rent of $4,150pcm inc GST • 250sqm premises includes deli, juice bar and fine dining • Courtyard bistro area, two storerooms plus coolroom, office and toilets

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Sale Price: MAKE AN OFFER Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Prime Retail / Office Spce • 164sqm of prime retail space in Main Street • Neigbours include brand name retail stores and banks • 3½ year x 5 year lease • Ideally set-up for real estate business

Lease Price: $8,370pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Sale - Hastings

For Sale or Lease - Mornington

Vespas Gelati

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• Famous gelati shop • Mornington Peninsula • Prominent Main Street location • Excellent rent and lease terms • Huge potential to increase the distribution division

Sale Price: $100,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Properties For Lease

OFFICES FOR LEASE ( Mornington unless specified)

Prime Position

Medical Suites

Sale Price (Fit-out Only) $20,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: Contact Agent Lease Price: $6,584pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

• Shop of approximately 50 sqm • Ideally located just off Main Street • Great lease and low rent • Offered as a Fit Out Sale only • Current rent at approx.

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• Brand new medical suites on Nepean Highway • Medical permit for 2 practitioners at any one time • Two consulting rooms and theatre room • Open & bright waiting room + reception + 8 car spaces

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Owner Occupier - Development Site

• 2,000sqm of Industrial 3 Zoned Land • Just off Marine Parade • Ideally suited to a purpose built facility (STPA) • 20m frontage with terrific access

Sale Price: $265,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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176-182 Main Street -30sqm $1,662.50pcm+GST+OG 356 Shands Road, Main Ridge UNDER OFFER 6/356 Main Street – 104sqm $2,950pcm+GST+OG 1/486 Nepean Hwy Frankston – 220sqm $3,000pcm+GST+OG SHOPS FOR LEASE Jetty Rd, Rosebud - From 70sqm From $3,300pcm+GST+OG 1 Blake Street - 50sqm $2,535pcm+GST+OG St Andrews Beach – 180m2 $3,334pcm+OG 102 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza – 198sqm $9,167pcm+GST+OG 5/117-133 Main Street – 164sqm $8,370pcm+GST+OG MEDICAL FOR LEASE 1052 Nepean Hwy - 15.3sq

$6,584pcm+GST+OG

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

Tyabb airfield’s problems are very down to earth We must point out that Cam Care is using the usual airfield supporter’s tactics of selective information and distraction to promote the airfield. (“Shire is to blame” Letters 3/7/19). His assertion that all, bar a handful, of the 180 plus aircraft based at the Tyabb airfield are “nothing to do with the club (Peninsula Aero Club)” is disingenuous. Aircraft may only be on and operate from the airfield with the express permission of the aero club which is the owner and operator of the airstrip. This is clearly pointed out in the airfield’s entry in the pilot’s Bible, ERSA. Mr Care’s lengthy exposition on the air navigation rules is an irrelevant distraction. The matters at hand, and the subject of his initial letter, are the very terrestrial provisions of the Victorian Planning and Environment Act and the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme. These determine what land use is permissible and under what circumstances. It is the absence of the appropriate permits governing the land use of a number of operations at Tyabb airfield that has prompted the shire’s actions and theoretically put the relevant businesses in jeopardy. The shire has encouraged the businesses concerned to apply for the appropriate permits while allowing them to continue to operate; this seems entirely reasonable. David and Katrina Chalke, Tyabb

Airfield gives back The apparent threat to shut down operations at Tyabb Airfield, in spite of it operating there with council approval for more than 50 years, should be of great concern to every club, church and community group on the Mornington Peninsula. If these actions are in response to a vocal and

vexatious minority, then frankly, no group or organisation is safe. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that someone will move in next door to a footy club, stadium, school, church or yacht club that has been operating for decades and then launch an ongoing campaign complaining about the parking, noise, singing, or loss of the natural environment. Whatever their motives, if councils were to give in to such people, then no organisation is safe. If, on the other hand, the complaints are used as an excuse to try to modify existing permits and limit or control existing use, then the motives should be disclosed. The truth will out. This airfield brings together like-minded enthusiasts who are passionate about their activity, in this case flying. They, and the associated businesses, have made a substantial investment in training or housing and maintaining aircraft. They had the vision and foresight to plan for their future. They have a proven track record of creating employment and giving back to the community. They have created an aviation precinct housing a superb collection of aircraft of such a high standard that it brings visitors from around the world and aircraft from around the country for maintenance. It is something of which Tyabb can be proud. Expect that the airfield and its operations will be defended with vigour and passion. Their case should be supported by every club and organisation on the peninsula since they could be next. Brian Gooden, Wheelers Hill Editor: Mornington Peninsula Shire has stated that it does not want to shut down the airfield, but businesses operating there should have the necessary planning permits, the same as every other for-profit business in the shire.

Unfair development I live in Rodney Street, Rye and am soon to have a brick wall running the entire length of our house 1.6 metres from our fence, blocking all north sun and light as its floor level is about two metres above ours due the slope of the land. No one, including Mornington Peninsula Shire, can enlighten me as to my rights in this matter. There was no formal notification process and I was able to obtain a copy of the plans only very recently. The building permit has already been issued. Where is the fairness in this matter? Kay Grey, Rye

Destructive quarry Regardless of the Ross Trust’s half page advertising blitz in our local media, the fact remains: 39 hectares of prime habitat will be bulldozed adjacent to Arthurs Seat State Park and a 190 metre deep hole will be dug across one of the few creeks on the Mornington Peninsula. Congratulations to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for standing firm on the weakening of [quarry] planning laws (“Shire digs in over easing of quarry planning rules” The News 2/7/19). It is unbelievable that such a proposal should come from a trust that tells us how environmentally responsible it is. Environmental responsibility does not encompass the destruction of sensitive local flora and fauna on 39 hectares. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring Beach

Bad physics Rupert Steiner’s fear of global warming from burning Adani Mine coal is baseless (“Adani good, and bad” Letters 25/6/19). Atmospheric CO2 levels are controlled by the upper 700 metres of the world’s oceans seawater temperature. This has become obvious since diving buoys have made those temperatures available. I can provide a graphical plot showing the relationship. The ocean is warmed by heat from the sun. The claim that the CO2 reflects heat back to

the earth of the [United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] IPCC’s AR4 report is based on bad physics and computer studies. The particles in the atmosphere that are supposed to reflect heat back to earth are at 19 degrees and heat cannot flow from cold objects to warm objects. Henry Broadbent, Somers

Cinema delays During school holidays and other busy times, there are never enough staff at Peninsula Cinemas, Rosebud. On Tuesday 2 July, while waiting to have our car serviced, thought we would go to 10.30am showing at the cinema. Knowing it would be busy as it is school holidays, we arrived at about 10.10am to find only two stressed people behind the counter, trying to serve about 150 people. Not only are they trying to sell tickets, but also doing popcorn, drinks and other snacks. Surely during busy times they could employ students or more staff to help with these jobs. We would not usually go at this time, because of school holidays, but this is not the first time this has happened, as there are also other busy times. Perhaps it Is time the owners looked after staff as well as patrons. Kaye Hafey, Dromana

Costly repairs For years residents in Coppin Road Sorrento have resisted Mornington Peninsula Shire’s designs for a footpath that is both unsafe and unsuitable for the terrain. Now under construction, many residents are unable to leave or access their driveways as the new path and gutter system are, in some cases, 30 centimetres out of whack. Senior shire bureaucrats on six figure salaries were warned of the problems but chose to ignore the legitimate concerns of residents. Needless to say, ratepayers will need to pay extra for the very costly restoration work required over and above the $1 million already spent. Geoff Allen, Sorrento

100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Frankston crown their “Ugly Man” Compiled by Cameron McCullough A PLEASING ceremony was performed at the Mechanics’ Hall, Frankston, on Saturday evening, when taking advantage of the R.S. League’s dance, the Anzac Appeal Committee had arranged for the proclaiming and crowning of Mr. Mark Brody, the successful candidate for the honour of being the ugliest man in the shire. The competition, which had caused much amusement, was instrumental in securing a substantial sum, the bulk of which was paid in support of Mr. Brody’s candidature. When the curtain rose for the crowning ceremony, Mr. Brody, who was the nominee of the Red Cross Stall, was disclosed seated on an improvised throne and gaily decorated with a huge Red Cross flag. Mr. Jennings, before presenting the beautifully framed and embossed certificate, said he hoped the electors at the forthcoming municipal elections would show the same acumen and intelligence as had been displayed in the election of which he had the honour of now acting as returning officer. Some people, particularly the ladies, had objected to Mr. P Brody being called an ugly man, but this was a democratic country, and it was only another incident of the majority of the electors ruling. The word of the electors was the law. He had much pleasure, therefore, in proclaiming Mr. Brody the ugliest man in the shire, and presenting him with the certificate that would for all time prove his claim to that honour.

Miss Gregory, on behalf of the executive of the Anzac Appeal Committee, with a few appropriate remarks, placed the crown on Mr. Brody’s head. Immediately showers of confetti enveloped the new sovereign, and it was several minutes before he was able to return thanks. In doing so, Mr. Brody spoke eloquently of his nominators’ (the Red Cross ladies) fine work during the past five years, and said that the Anzac Appeal had shown there was still ample scope for the grand combination, initiative, and solid work which had been used to such advantage during the dark days of war. He sincerely hoped the ladies would keep together and “carry on” for the good of the soldiers and the community generally. *** AT the Mornington Police Court last week Marcus Goulding was charged with driving a motor car on a public highway recklessly in a manner which was dangerous to the public. Mr. W. S. Cook who appeared for accused objected to the wording of the summons and the bench agreed that the word “recklessly” be eliminated. After hearing evidence the case was dismissed. *** THE monthly meeting of the committee of the Frankston Mechanics’ Institute was held on Monday night 7th inst. There were present: Messrs P. Wheeler (chairman), Oates, Lasslett,

W. W. Young and W. C. Young. An apology was received from Dr Sidney Plowman who was absent owing to illness. A letter was received from the Frankston Gas Co. in reply to the Committee’s complaint re unsatisfactory light and promising to enquire into same. The Chief Secretary’s Department intimated that the Frankston Library had been allotted a grant of £2 17s 3d. The secretary of the Anzac Appeal, Frankston wrote asking for refund of hall hire. It was resolved on the motion of Mr Lasslett and Cr Oates that a donation of £2 2s be made to the Appeal Fund together with the intimation that refunds of hall rent could not be made. The Frankston Branch of the Returned Soldiers Association made a similar request, it being urged that the weekly socials returned only a small margin of profit. The secretary was instructed to point out that the Committees’ rules will not permit of refunds being made. An offer was received from R. H. Stephens to effect repairs to outside of Mechanics’ buildings for £32. It was resolved on the motion of Mr Wheeler that the tender be submitted to the Committee’s architect (Mr. Ward.) Accounts amounting to £29 18s 1d were passed for payment. *** ATTENTION is directed to an advertisement appearing in another column relating to the preparation of the new voters’ lists for the Shire of Frankston and Hastings.

Ratepayers interested should lodge their application with the Shire secretary (Mr J E Jones) not later than 14th July. The Council has appointed the 25th July for the revision of the rolls. *** R.S.A. Euchre Tournament The second round of the tournament held in connection with the Frankston Branch of Returned Soldiers was held on Thursday evening when there was a record attendance. Miss W. Rodgers after a play off with Mrs R. Wells, Mrs Trowsdale and Miss Cronin (9 games each) was successful in winning first prize (pair of glass salad dishes donated by Miss Jones.) Mr R. Burton won the gent: (shaving mug and brush donated by Mr Morrison.) Miss Pearl McLean and Mr Wilkinson captured the booby prizes. Mrs Wilcox was again to the fore assisted by Mrs Burton in preparing the refreshments. *** MR G. E. Rogers has received word from the Defence Department that his son, Private L. C. Rogers, of the Cyclist Batt, is returning to Australia by the “Mahia”, and is expected to reach Melbourne on or about the 20 inst. *** MR P. L. C. O’Shannassy, whose death occurred at Hastings last week, retired from the police force about three years ago, and after a short sojourn at Frankston, returned to live at Hastings. He was well known to nature students as a bird lover and reliable au-

thority on birds and their habits. Of retiring disposition and keen initiative, he had won a large circle of friends. We extend our sympathy to his wife and two daughters, who survive him. *** CONGRATULATIONS are extended to two more Somerville soldiers – Cpl. Philbrick and Pte. B. Dickson who returned home last week, both being passengers on the “Orontes”. *** THE Frankston And District Gas And Electric Co. Pty. Ltd. To Our Consumers, We have experienced considerable difficulties in keeping our Works going, due to the shipping strike and the consequent shortage of coal. The coal now made available to us is “slack” of inferior quality. It is of very great difficulty to maintain a gas supply with such material and on our gas supply depends our electric light service. We however, hope for the present, to maintain the supply of both gas and electricity, and will keep going as long as we can get coal, regardless of the price. We ask the forbearance of our customers under the trying conditions and would request them to observe the gas restrictions imposed by the Central Coal Board, which will relieve the situation to a large extent. JOHN DITCHBURN. Managing Director. Melbourne. 10th July 1919. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 12 July 1919

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THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

The Future of Cinema is a Cow and We’re Milking It By Stuart McCullough PERHAPS it’s a fad. One in which you take something that’s beloved the world over and quite possibly ruin it forever. It’s a delicate balance. The law of diminishing returns (which, in terms of seriousness, ranks somewhere between cattle rustling and failing to give way to the right at an intersection) means that things can only get worse. But in the never-ending arm wrestle between art and commerce, the former is puny stick of a human and the latter has biceps that take three days to circumnavigate by boat. It’s an uneven contest. No matter the risk, the lure of filthy lucre wins out. It’s as though all new the ideas have vanished and all that’s left is to remake things that were perfectly fine to begin with. As a result, a slew of live-action remakes of animated classics are flooding cinemas. These films not only risk tarnishing an almighty legacy but also, as a bonus, may well spoil whatever childhood memories you have left. You’ve got some nerve, Disney. ‘Dumbo’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Aladdin’ – the list of remakes stretches out over the horizon. The only question is: why? Aladdin was a great film. I remember piling into the back of a van with my housemates on a group excursion to Southland to see it back in 1992. We were living in a seven bedroom house in St Kilda and, given the occupants were all young men in their twenties, it was precisely as unhygienic as it sounds. Trips to shopping centres for us were few and far between. It was a more innocent era - back when you could still get five weekly videos for ten bucks and watching every movie ever made by John Cusack in sequential order was considered an act of science rather than dazzling act of frippery. So what made the original ‘Aladdin’ so good? The answer is surprisingly simple. You could single out the cutting-edge animation, the script or the music for praise but, in reality, there was

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one thing that made ‘Aladdin’ terrific: Robin Williams. By remaking the film as a live-action movie, the folks at Disney have sacrificed the thing that made the original so successful by replacing Robin Williams with Will Smith. Don’t get me wrong: nobody likes the Fresh Prince of Bel Air more than I do, but it’s just not the same. And by ‘just not the same’ I really mean, ‘not nearly as good.’ If I’m being honest, I’m less troubled by a live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’. This is partly because I never saw the original so it can’t possibly despoil a sacred childhood memory and because James Earl Jones will reprise

his role as Mustafa, which is oddly comforting. Besides, the new version will feature Donald Glover and Beyonce; both of whom are wildly talented and can do no wrong. It’s a shame they’re not considering a live action remake of ‘Fantasia’ with Hunter S. Thompson in the role originally performed by Mickey Mouse. Now that would really be something. What I really want to know is if this is just the start of something bigger? And if live-action remakes of once-popular animated films proves to be a money-printing machine, then presumably it’s only a matter of time before it goes the other way. Whilst I’ve been resistant to the whole

‘live action’ remake trend, I’m intrigued by the possibility of animated remakes of live-action films. The possibilities are endless. I, for one, would love to see an animated remake of ‘The Godfather’. Whilst the original with Marlon Brando and Al Pacino was pretty good, it could’ve been vastly improved by including a few songs by Randy Newman. ‘You Got a Friend In Me’ would be wholly transformed in the hands of Don Corleone. It’d also be a great chance to give the world the sequels it’s long been waiting for. Hollywood loves sequels. ‘Gone with the Wind’ was okay when it had Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, but ‘GWTW 2’ would be fantastic as claymation. ‘Citizen Kane’ with sock puppets is not so much an outlandish idea that desecrates an act of genius as it is inevitable. And if the major studios don’t have the gumption to produce it, it’ll be filmed by a 12 year old on an iPhone and will likely be lauded as being even better than the original. ‘Terms of Endearment’ will be a Manga spectacular featuring Kim Kardashian as the voice of Aurora Greenway and Boris Johnson as Garrett Breedlove. ‘Ben Hur’ would be remade as a piece of flick pad animation. It’d be heaps cheaper and much better for the horses. Soon, the local Cineplex will be chock-a-block full of brand new films that you’ve already seen. So where is all this taking us? Once upon a time de ja vu was a mildly disturbing sensation you felt from time to time for free. Now it’s a mildly disturbing sensation you experience in the dark with a room full of strangers, after parting with seventeen bucks whilst you’re up to the elbow in a bucket of popcorn. Wonders will never cease, although they probably should. So excuse me if I skip the latest incarnation of ‘Aladdin’. I liked it just the way it was. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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By Brodie Cowburn KARINGAL have had their undefeated streak snapped by Seaford. The Bulls have rampaged through their competition this season, going 12 games without a defeat. Seaford hosted Karingal on Saturday, looking to pull off a major upset. The Tigers got off to a good start and took a three goal lead into the quarter time break. Karingal worked their way into the game after the first break, and by half time had taken the lead. Seaford were facing a 10 point deficit against the division’s top side heading into the second half, but proved themselves up for the task. They wrestled back the lead, and went into the final quarter seven points up. In the box seat for an upset win, Seaford kept their foot on the gas. They held on in the final term, and claimed a stunning 11 point win over the top of the ladder Karingal. Aaron Walton kicked three goals for the victorious Tigers. He now has 48 for the year. At the other end of the ground Karingal forward Marc Holt kicked two. He now has just three goals from his past two games, much less than his usual output. The final score read Seaford 11.6 (72) to Karingal 8.13 (61). The loss sees Red Hill surpass Karingal and go into first place. At Somerville Recreation Reserve, Somerville played host to Langwarrin. It would prove to be a good afternoon for the visitors, who had 11 individual goalkickers and secured an impressive win. Langwarrin took an early lead over Somerville, but the contest was close. At half time the Kangaroos held a narrow four point lead.

A third quarter blitz saw the Kangaroos put the game well out of reach. They stunned Somerville with a nine goals to zero third term. Somerville performed a little better in the final quarter but the damage was already done. They succumbed to defeat against Langwarrin 12.7 (79) to 18.14 (122). Shane Paterson, Jarryd Amalfi, and Blake Peach were named among the Kangaroos’ best. At Bunguyan Reserve, an eight goal haul from Curtis Bywater helped Chelsea to a big win on the road against Tyabb. Tyabb started off on the right foot and led by a point at the first break. They were quickly blown out of the water in the second quarter, and failed to recover. Tyabb scored just one behind in the second quarter, while Chelsea put six goals on the board. The Seagulls continued to impress in the second half, and eventually secured a dominant win 8.7 (55) to 19.11 (125). Pearcedale also had a tough afternoon at home, losing easily to Rye. Rye looked in control throughout the whole afternoon, and put together an impressive defensive display. Pearcedale only managed to put a solitary goal on the board in the second and third quarters. The day ended in disappointment for Pearcedale. They lost to Rye 7.2 (44) to 10.22 (82). Had the Demons been a little better in front of goal the result could have been much worse. Pearcedale have struggled badly all season, and are currently level on points with Crib Point on the bottom of the ladder.

Somerville squeeze: Langwarrin’s pressure was too much for Somerville, giving them a 43 point win. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Stonecats bounce back on the road DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn FRANKSTON YCW bounced back from a tough loss last week by taking to the road to defeat Dromana. The Tigers have made their home ground a fortress in recent times, and have been a tough side to beat this year. The Stonecats on the other hand were looking to redeem themselves after falling to relegation candidates Moninngton in a shock result last week. Dromana raced out of the blocks with a strong first quarter, and led by three goals at the first break. Frankston YCW, who have been struggling at times this season, kept touch in the second quarter and chipped the lead back to two goals. Dromana looked well and truly in the box seat heading into the second

Tigers tamed: The Stonecats travelled to Dromana for a 31 point win. Picture: Andrew Hurst

half, but cost themselves badly with a poor performance in front of goal. They kicked no goals and five behinds in the third term, as the Stonecats snatched the lead heading into the final quarter. Frankston YCW rode their wave of momentum into the last quarter, scoring six goals to put the game beyond doubt. They had to work hard, but the Stonecats eventually secured a badly needed win 7.12 (54) to 12.13 (85). Corey Henness was impressive for YCW, booting five goals in a best on ground performance. Bonbeach also had a good afternoon on Saturday, defeating EdithvaleAspendale. The Sharks put together a good team performance, and had 10 individual goal kickers. Bonbeach looked the better side early on at home, and went into half time up by three goals. Edi-Asp proved they were not willing to take the loss lying down in the third quarter, fighting back to get within a goal. Bonbeach did what needed to be done in the final term, and secured the four points with a hard fought 15.15 (99) to 12.7 (79) win. Michael Meehan performed well for Edi-Asp, scoring five goals. Dylan Jones and Joseph Fisscher were named as Bonbeach’s best. All other division one clubs had byes on the weekend.

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Hine hammers Casey Comets SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie JOSH Hine’s four-goal haul underpinned a whitewash at Comets Stadium on Saturday as Mornington hammered the home side 6-0. English striker Hine was unstoppable. His first goal came in the 13th minute from the penalty spot after he was brought down inside the area. Hine’s second in the 33rd minute was from a back post header following great work out wide and an excellent cross from Sammy Orritt. Hine completed his hat-trick in the 68th minute after a superb move started by Mornington keeper Taylor Davidson and ending when Kane Bentley set up Hine for a tap in. His fourth goal came three minutes later when he was sent clear into a one-on-one with Comets’ keeper Michael Sivulja and made no mistake. Mornington’s other scorers were Orritt (8th minute) and substitute Sam Catherine (73rd minute). “It was a brilliant display all over the park and easily the best we’ve played all year,” Mornington gaffer Adam Jamieson said. Scottish striker Liam Baxter who switched from Mornington to Mazenod Victory in May is negotiating a return and is expected to sign back at Dallas Brooks Park this week. In NPL2 news Langwarrin had super sub David Stirton to thank for Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Murray United. Stirton came off the bench in the 82nd minute and two minutes later his precise header sent the ball sailing over Murray United keeper Abdulkerim Koc and into the top corner of goal. The visitors had taken an 8th minute lead when Aaron Midon’s free kick was deflected and went in off the far post and wide player Tom Youngs was a constant menace. But Langy hit back in the 38th minute when the visitors failed to deal with a long throw from the left, the ball eventually falling to unmarked Lucas Portelli at the back post and his close range volley made it 1-1. Stirton replaced Jordan Templin as the clock ran down and it proved to be a masterstroke as Langy cemented its spot in the top six of NPL2 East. Meanwhile Stephen Fisher has formally resigned as technical director of Langwarrin effective at season’s end. Fisher is widely recognised as one of the better TDs in NPL ranks and during his two seasons at Lawton Park has stepped in to fill the coaching breach at the club’s underage sides to great effect. In NPLW news Southern United lost 9-0 away to South Melbourne in both the seniors and under19s last weekend. Southern’s under-16s fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Southern’s goals coming from Sage Kirby, Taylah Hennekam and Erica-Derrick Sarfo-Sarpong. The under-14s, under new coach Emma Bracken, lost 2-1 with Macey Butler scoring for Southern. US import Jennifer Lum is due to arrive today (Tuesday) and the attacking midfielder is expect-

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Four of the best: Mornington’s gun striker Josh Hine had a day out at Casey Comets’ expense last weekend. Picture: John Punshon

ed to make her senior Southern debut in Sunday’s clash with Bulleen. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers maintained their promotion push with a 2-0 home win over Monbulk Rangers last weekend. When Alpha Turay was tripped in the 28th minute John Prescott converted from the spot to give Strikers the lead and Turay capitalised on good lead-up play by substitute Jai Power-Reeves in the 70th minute to score from close range. Strikers square up to runaway league leader Boroondara-Carey Eagles at Carey Sports Complex on Saturday in what looms as a season-defining clash for Danny Verdun’s men. In State 3 news Skye United’s title tilt gained impetus with a 4-0 home win over Ashburton United on Friday night and the local side can join league leader Collingwood City on 34 points if it wins tonight’s (Tuesday’s) catch-up match against Whitehorse United at Skye Recreation Reserve. Injury to Mitch Blake gave Maxim Avram his first start for Skye while midfielder Alex Rojas also missed the Ashburton clash through injury. Midfielder Marcus Collier was back in the matchday squad after 12 months off with an ACL injury but was an unused substitute. It took less than seven minutes for Skye to hit the lead when captain Jason Nowakowski sent a cross to the back post and Avram cleverly headed back into the opposite corner to put the hosts in front. Skye forced a turnover from the restart and although Ashburton keeper Nicholas Bucello parried a Jason Nowakowski shot from outside the box Mikey Turner was on hand to tuck home the rebound and give Skye a 2-0 lead at the break. Two minutes into the second half Skye put this one to bed as Mark O’Connor released Daniel Attard into a one on one and the big man made no mistake. Nowakowski got on the scoresheet in the 70th minute after a toe poke from outside the box found its way into the top corner and Ashburton’s

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frustrations were compounded in the final 15 minutes as it was reduced to nine men with the dismissals of Marko Gluscevic and Tomas Piszczyk. Skye’s home clash with Elwood next Saturday is the Chris Attard memorial match to celebrate the life of the late club president. Frankston Pines lost 2-0 to Whitehorse United last Friday under the Monterey Reserve lights in a contest that never reached great heights. Whitehorse striker Masee Namdar cut inside a defender on the left of the area in the 9th minute and hit a firm drive past Pines keeper Alfonso Cardinale to open the scoring. Pines central midfielder Alex Bevacqua lost possession in the 24th minute and the ball was crossed to the far post where Cardinale did well to parry a header but was helpless as Namdar followed up and headed into the unguarded goal. Pines gave the ball away too easily in the first half and an improved second half showing was to no avail. Lachlan McMinimee replaced injured CJ Hodgson in the Pines’ starting line-up, Meron Negassi was injured, Callum Khiath suspended and Connor McAndrews unavailable. Teenage defender Aiden McKenna was on the bench after being signed last week from Langwarrin. In State 4 news Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United edged out visitors Dingley Stars with a 4-3 victory last weekend. Mitch Lander opened the scoring in the 43rd minute after breaking clear and a minute later Dylan Waugh slotted the second past Dingley keeper Josh Green despite claims of offside. Dingley hit back in the 52nd minute when Jordon Liaskos, the smallest man on the park, broke away from his marker to head home at the near post from a Erman Sepetci corner. Five minutes later Lander again broke through and under pressure was able to drill the ball home with a clinical finish. In the 62nd minute a cross from Sepetci and a

clever dummy by Mohsen Chehimi left Dallas McNeill with space to side foot home past Anthony Madafferi to make it 3-2. In the 82nd minute Liaskos was again involved when his pinpoint pass to Chehimi ended with the visitors back on level terms. But a minute later Seaford’s dynamic duo were at it again when Lander motored down the right and Waugh was on the end of his low cross to make it 4-3. Seaford player-coach Matt Morris-Thomas decided to take off both strikers and lock down the defensive half in a move that proved successful. Baxter went down 4-2 at home to league leader Rowville Eagles last weekend with Nico Juric and Abdull Darmanii scoring for Baxter. The big news in State 5 South was Somerville’s magnificent 2-1 away win over league leader Old Mentonians last weekend. The result opens up the promotion race as only the champion goes up this season. The Eagles handed a first senior start of the season to Eric Manhanong who had a superb game at left back and the visitors came flying out of the blocks when Callum Richardson pounced on a goalkeeping fumble to put them in front. They soon doubled their lead after great work by Nathan Grimshaw on the right who crossed for Callum Richardson to volley instinctively on the turn to make it 2-0. The second half saw Somerville keeper Nathan Brown deny leading league scorer Rannesh Krishnan with an incredible save before a longrange strike from Marcus Spivey gave the home team hope. Mark Pagliarulo and Carlo Cardoso missed chances to extend the lead and despite Old Mentonians throwing everything at Somerville in the dying minutes they couldn’t break down the Eagles’ defence. Aspendale Stingrays drew 3-3 away to Tullamarine last weekend while Rosebud’s 2-2 draw away to Casey Panthers was called off in the 80th minute due to a head injury suffered by Rosebud’s Tyrone Vanderspek. Teenage striker Nathan Barnet scored twice on debut for the Stingrays whose other scorer was Anthony Segavac. Rosebud’s goals came from Beau Sharpe and Blake Hicks. This week’s games: TUESDAY, 8.30pm: Skye Utd v Whitehorse Utd (Skye Recreation Reserve). FRIDAY, 8.30pm: Collingwood City v Frankston Pines (Kevin Bartlett Reserve). SATURDAY, 3pm: Mazenod Victory v Mornington (Brandon Park Reserve), BoroondaraCarey Eagles v Peninsula Strikers (Carey Sports Complex), Skye Utd v Elwood City (Skye Recreation Reserve), Dingley Stars v Baxter (Chadwick Reserve), Endeavour Utd v Seaford Utd (Reema Reserve), Aspendale Stingrays v Rosebud (Jack Grut Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Pakenham Utd (Tyabb Central Reserve). SUNDAY, 7pm: Bulleen v Southern Utd (Veneto Club). MONDAY, 8.30pm: Bulleen v Langwarrin (Veneto Club).

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18MY Triton GLS 4x4 Dual Cab Auto

Sterling Silver, 3844kms, BAY431. Was $42,490 DRIVE AWAY Now $38,990 DRIVE AWAY*

"Black Leather Seats"

"Top of the Range"

18MY ASX XLS 2WD Auto

Sterling Silver, 4985kms, 1ON5YG. Was $34,990 DRIVE AWAY Now $28,980 DRIVE AWAY*

! o o t l a c o l e We’r

Join us on:

LMCT 10467

17MY Lancer BLACK EDITION Auto

Titanium Grey, 2000kms, 1PO2QN. Was $22,990 DRIVE AWAY Now $18,785 DRIVE AWAY*

18MY ASX ES 2WD Auto

Sterling Silver, 5085kms, 1ON5ZD. Was $27,990 DRIVE AWAY Now $25,650 DRIVE AWAY*

MORNINGTON MITSUBISHI 41 TYABB ROAD, MORNINGTON MORNINGTONMITSUBISHI.COM.AU | 5975 5188

*Participating Mitsubishi dealers. Limited stocks. Mitsubishi reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. See participating dealer for full terms and conditions. Private Buyers and ABN Buyers. Excludes Government, Rental & National Fleet Buyers.

GO YOUR OWN WAY $

55,490

WAS

DRIVE AWAY*

$

55,550

NOW

$

DRIVE AWAY

48,990

DRIVE AWAY*

MU-X TOUR MATE 4X4 LS-T 7 SEAT AUTO

D-MAX 4X4 SX CREW CAB UTE AUTO

• OBSIDIAN GREY • GENUINE ALLOY BULL BAR • GENUINE WEATHERSHIELDS • GENUINE BONNET PROTECTOR • GENUINE HEAVY DUTY TOW BAR • GENUINE CARPET MAT SET S/N 61830

• COSMIC BLACK • BLACK STEEL BULL BAR • REAR STEP BAR • BLACK WHEELS • ALL TERRAIN TYRES • CRUISE CONTROL • 7” TOUCHSCREEN AUDIO DISPLAY • REVERSING CAMERA S/N 61768

LIMITED EDITION

$

54,990

WAS

DRIVE AWAY*

D-MAX X-RUNNER 4X4 LS-T AUTO • SAT NAV • REVERSING CAMERA • 18" ALLOY WHEELS • UNDER RAIL TUB LINER • UNIQUE STYLING • LEATHER INTERIOR^

$

NOW

40,895 $

DRIVE AWAY

36,980

DRIVE AWAY*

D-MAX 4X4 SX SINGLE CAB HIGH-RIDE AUTO • SPLASH WHITE • GENUINE HEAVY DUTY ALLOY TRAY • REAR LADDER RACK AND STEP S/N 61791

HURRY TO MORNINGTON ISUZU UTE TODAY

41 Tyabb Rd, Mornington | PH: 5975 5188 www.morningtonisuzuute.com.au LMCT 10467 *Terms and Conditions may apply. ^Seats have leather touches or accents, but are not wholly leather.

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10 July 2019

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| designer tapware Available in Chrome, Matte Black, Brushed Nickel

Ollie Brushed Nickel Tall Basin Mixer

Ollie Brushed Nickel Midi Basin Mixer

Ollie Brushed Nickel Basin Mixer

$199

$169

$129

WELS 6 Star, 4.5 L per min

WELS 6 Star, 4.5 L per min

Ollie Brushed Nickel In Wall Mixer $139

WELS 6 Star, 4.5 L per min

Best Buys

Available in Timber and Black

Ollie Brushed Nickel In Wall Mixer with Diverter $179

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Ollie Brushed Nickel Wall Basin Mixer

WELS 6 Star, 4.5 L per min

$249

Ollie Brushed Nickel Wall Bath Spout $139

! Euro S Trap 140mm set out WELS 4 Star, 4.5L/full, 3L/half, 3.4L/avg flush

As Seen on TV From

$169

As Seen on TV From

$339

Eden Bench Mount Basin Gloss White $169 Matte Black $269 Matte White $269

Eden Wall Hung Vanity - Matte White / Timber / Black 600mm from $339 900mm from $479 1500mm from $778 750mm from $389 1200mm from $599 1800mm from $958

As Seen on TV From

Eden Freestanding Bath 1500mm $1260 1700mm $1360

$1260

ON LY

$199

Designer Range As Seen on TV Only

$669 Kubica Wall Hung Suite Combo As Seen on TV From

Lusini Thin Edge Solid Surface Basin 500mm Marble White 580mm Marble White

ON LY

$336

Jones & Jones Wall Mount Blackbutt Timber Vanity 600mm 750mm

$980 $1180

900mm 1200mm

ROSEBUD

$1280 $1680

1500mm 1800mm

$2160 $2480

$980

Evolve Solid Surface Freestanding Bath 1500mm $2680 1700mm $2860

(included Wall Hung Cistern + Bracket ) WELS 4 Star, 4.5L/full, 3L/half, 3.3L/avg flush

As Seen on TV From

HEAT RETENTION

$2680

Choices of Push plate from $109

Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm Saturday 9am - 4pm

1/1 Colchester Rd 5981 1311 www.highgrovebathrooms.com.au

Items on sale until July 31/2019 or until sold out. Availability may vary between areas. DELIVERY AVAILABLE - ASK IN STORE FOR MORE DETAILS

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