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Sisterly love: Savannah’s concern for here brother Jagger gave her the impetus to raise money and awareness of the Donate Life project. The siblings are pictured with their mother Amelia LeeFangmeier Picture: Yanni

RYE Primary School pupil Savannah LeeFangmeier, 11, has a passion for life: so much so that she worked hard all holidays cutting out holding-hand figures for pupils to decorate as part of a Donate Life Week fundraiser. In the lead up to the event she visited the school’s art classes to explain what organ donation means. The Holding Hands art project involves all grade levels with pupils creating and colouring their own designs on the 500odd cut outs to demonstrate what organ donation meant to them. Their creations were displayed in the hall and judged by Savannah and class teacher Sandy Emile. They dressed up with a touch of pink – the Donate Life colours. Nearly $900 was raised on the day. “It has been so much fun talking to all of the students about what organ donation is and seeing their finished art paper dolls hanging holding hands in the school hall,� Savannah said. Savannah said she was motivated by support for her brother, Jagger, 4, who needs a double transplant. Money raised by Savannah’s efforts will go to Zaidees Rainbow Foundation.

Blasting likely for Skylift build David Harrison david@mpnews.com.au BLASTING may be required on Arthurs Seat to build foundations for the towers and cables that will carry Skylift’s gondolas. Helicopters will lift the towers into position, according to a Mornington Peninsula Shire report. “Parts of Arthurs Seat Rd will need to be closed temporarily (five minutes at a time) during these works,� says a

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report in the 10 August council agenda. “It is proposed to use helicopters to install [three towers]. This is required due to the steep terrain surrounding these locations, which is not accessible with convention [sic] vehicles and equipment,� the officers’ report states. “The helicopters will arrive from offsite and will carry the constructed pylons from the summit carpark staging area to their final locations within the corridor. The helicopter will not land on site.� One tower is to be erected near

dwellings, “thus limiting the amenity impacts associated with the use of helicopters�. Residents will be notified in advance of the work. “Any areas required to be blasted [because of harder rock] will be covered to prevent flying debris. Prior to any blasting, residents which [sic] may be affected will receive seven days’ notice,� the report states. “This will enable residents the opportunity to plan for the event. In addition, council, Parks Victoria and VicRoads will also be notified.

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“Any blasting will be undertaken in accordance with a blast management plan using a technique with low vibration, with video and vibration monitoring also occurring. No explosives will be stored onsite, other than those used for blasting on the day.� The officers’ report recommends approval for remaining details of the Skylift project, including the construction phase and how the area will be protected during construction. The report reveals that Doppelmayr and Rydell Constructions will build the

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