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TEN of the 11 winners out of 43 candidates in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council election lined up to have their pictures taken at Peninsula Community Theatre on Friday. Clockwise from back row left are Anthony Marsh, Lisa Dixon, Sarah Race, Steve Holland, Hugh Fraser, David Gill, Kerri McCafferty, Debra Mar, Despi O’Connor and Antonella Celi (Paul Mercurio was absent). Picture: Yanni

Eight new faces on council Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au THERE will be eight new faces among Mornington Peninsula’s Shire’s 11 councillors when they are sworn in on Monday 16 November. Six of the councillors are women, the

reverse of the previous council which had six men and five women. Ten of the councillors elected from 43 candidates in this month’s postal poll attended last Friday’s election declaration ceremony at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington. With the winning candidates at the theatre separated by a suitable social

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distance, the chair allocated for Watson Ward winner Paul Mercurio remained vacant. Other new councillors and their wards are: Briars: Steve Holland, Despi O’Connor, Anthony Marsh. Cerberus: Lisa Dixon. Nepean: Sarah Race, Hugh Fraser.

Red Hill: David Gill. Seawinds: Antonella Celi, Kerri McCafferty, Debra Mar. Shire CEO, John Baker said the composition of the new council offered “a broad mix of experience, new perspectives and interests”. He said it was an exciting and challenging time for the new councillors

and staff with one of the “immediate goals” being to help the peninsula’s economy recover after the COVID lockdown. “We are all looking forward to working with the new council to achieve the best outcomes for the community,” Mr Baker said. Continued Page 5

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NEWS DESK

Pedestrians given right-of-way Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A MAJOR section of Main Street, Mornington is about to be turned into a pedestrian mall, at least until the end of February. With state government approval cars will be banned from the street to encourage outdoor dining and shopping between Barkly Street and the Esplanade. Key commercial areas in other towns will also undergo changes to enable more open-air trading, with traffic speeds slowed and some parking spac-

es being used for outdoor eating. Mornington Peninsula Shire says the moves are part of a plan to help peninsula traders bounce back from lockdown. The decision was made by shire officers without the input of councillors during the council elections. A news release from the shire says it worked closely with business and community groups to draw up plans to help shops, cafes and restaurants stay viable and the public stay safe under the COVID-safe regulations. Mornington Chamber of Commerce promotions and marketing manager

Alex Levy said the shire was reacting to public comment and “it’s good they are giving it a try now”. “I did a small survey of traders from a mix of businesses a month ago and the response was fairly positive,” she said. “I didn’t get a huge response, but those I did hear from were supportive. I didn’t hear from anyone against it.” Traffic in Mornington will be diverted onto ring roads and car parks on either side of Main Street, with disabled parking and bus stops moved to the closest suitable spots. Traffic management measures are also now in place around Mount Eliza

and Sorrento, with other towns to follow in coming weeks. Changes include lower speed limits to ensure safety of shoppers and diners. Street furniture, such as benches and bins, have been removed from some towns to provide more space for outdoor eating. “Our number one priority right now is supporting our local businesses to ensure our economy stays vibrant and strong,” shire CEO John Baker said. “Opening up some of our key shopping streets to open-air retail and dining will inevitably mean slightly fewer parking spaces, but it’s vital we do this

to support our businesses. “This will create more space to allow people to move around and keep at a safe social distance, and build confidence for visitors and locals to return to our shopping strips.” Driving slower and parking further away was “a small price to pay to keep our village centres alive”. “I urge everyone in our community to slow down, walk a bit more or hop on your bike, dine alfresco, support local traders and re-connect over summer,” Mr Baker said. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/outdoordining

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THE Supreme Court and the High Court last week ruled against lockdown-related cases mounted separately by two Mornington Peninsula restaurant owners. Michelle Loielo may be facing the state government’s legal costs after her failed bid to persuade the Supreme Court that the curfew was unreasonable, disproportionate and violated the human rights of millions of Victorians. Ms Loielo, who runs Unica Cucina E Caffe in Capel Sound, has said that the loss of revenue from the business could lead to the loss of her home. Ms Loielo, of Frankston South, previously told The News that she would seek Liberal party endorsement to contest the 2022 election for the state seat of Nepean now held by Labor’s Chris Brayne (“Court challenge to power of the Premier” 21/9/20). “It is suffocating to think that inch by inch these [restrictive] decisions are being made. I would oppose them no matter which political leader or party was making them – leaders need to be accountable,” Ms Loielo said. Meanwhile, the High Court dismissed Sorrento restaurateur Julian Gerner’s argument that the COVID-19 lockdown breached an implied constitutional right to freedom of movement. Lawyers for the state government said that was incorrect and urged the court to not proceed as the further lifting of restrictions on movement would be announced on Sunday (8 November).

THE 2020 Food For All Christmas Appeal has raised $2087. Donations were received from community groups and Hillview Quarries. Coordinator Di Falconer (pictured with Brian Allen) said the money raised by the annual appeal provided needy families with Christmas hampers and children’s toys. It would also go towards the weekly emergency food-aid plan.

Ferry on course SEAROAD Ferries was last week anticipating running its two ferries on an hourly service from yesterday (Monday) 9 November. “It is a great relief that restrictions are to be lifted and people can once again move around the state,” CEO Matt McDonald said. “During lockdown the ferry service operated a COVID timetable for essential travellers, transport and freight, so we are delighted with the reopening of the state and to once again welcome all Victorians back aboard.” Searoad Ferries daily runs two 60 metre car and passenger ferries between Sorrento and Queenscliff. The crossing time is 40 minutes. Details: searoad.com.au

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NEWS DESK State money for Indigenous health

WATSON Ward councillor elect Paul Mercurio with one of the “We support Tyabb airfield” posters he helped design in 2019.

THE Frankston-based First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing and Nairm Marr Djambana are among six Aboriginal organisations to share $930,000 released by the state government’s Aboriginal Community Response and Recovery Fund. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Gabrielle Williams said the money was aimed at providing additional outreach support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. The $10 million fund was set up to support Aboriginal groups respond to the coronavirus pandemic, including emergency relief, outreach and brokerage, social and wellbeing initiatives. “Victoria’s Aboriginal community hold the knowledge and expertise about what is best for themselves, their families and their communities – in these unprecedented times, that knowledge is crucial,” Ms Williams said. “While it is fantastic to see Victoria opening back up again, we know the impacts of the pandemic will be long-lasting.” Earlier this year First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing provided flu vaccinations and tested hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for COVID-19 at Frankston and Hastings (“Car park health help for Indigenous” The News 20/4/20). In December 2019, its CEO Karinda Taylor criticised the federal government and the health minister, Flinders MP Greg Hunt, for not including Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula in its “$90 million-dollar boost for Aboriginal health services”.

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In memory: Students Ivana, Cynric and Iris with their poppies. Picture: Supplied

Message in a poppy OUR Lady of Fatima years 1 and 2 students planted poppies in the school garden last week as part of their Remembrance Day celebrations. The day will be commemorated across Australia tomorrow (Wednesday) 11 November. They made their own dyes by soaking old marker pens in hot water as part of their Sustain-

ability Studies and painted their own poppies. Teacher Amanda Heggen said the students learned that red poppies are to respect the men and women who died at war, while purple poppies help us remember the animals which helped us in war time. Yellow is the colour of hope for peace in the future.

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Continued from Page 1 Not mentioned by Mr Baker was the influence of the Peninsula Aero Club (PAC) and the looming showdown between it and the shire early next year at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over permits at the Tyabb airfield. Three of the new faces on council - Paul Mercurio, Anthony Marsh and Lisa Dixon - were listed as the PAC’s first choice on its how-to-vote cards. Several other community-based groups published information about candidates’ policies during the election campaign, but PAC was the only one to recommend how votes should be cast. Lobbying has already started to decide on who should be the next mayor. Although it would be unusual to choose a novice councillor, the eight new councillors could easily out vote the returning councillors who would be arguing that they deserved the position because of their previous experience. David Gill, who was placed at the bottom of PAC’s list for Red Hill, issued a statement on Sunday stressing the need for councillors to “act independently of vested interests, whether they are political or pressure groups”. “This includes local politicians who must be held accountable and scrutinised to ensure they act in the best interests of our peninsula community,” said Mr Gill, who easily won his ward.

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Rail hopes hit by business case THE release of the long-awaited Frankston rail extension preliminary business case shows that inadequate public transport in the Mornington Peninsula region is not being taken seriously by the state government, says the Committee for Greater Frankston. The preliminary business case (PBC) was released on Monday 9 November. A news release from Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the business case showed running electric trains to Baxter from Frankston could directly benefit residents across “the entire Mornington Peninsula”. “Delivering a metro rail line extension south of Frankston will help open up the whole of the Mornington Peninsula, meaning locals can get to work and get home sooner and safer,” he said. Committee for Greater Frankston CEO Ginevra Hosking said the business case’s claim that none of the investment options had demonstrated a strong economic case for priority investment was the state government

WITH lockdown restrictions eased, residents can dump green waste for free at Mornington Peninsula Shire tips at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington, 13-16 November. The green waste must be taken to the tips over the four days in private vehicles and trailers only. No commercial vehicles or commercial green waste will be accepted. Contact details will need to be provided at the gate to satisfy COVID-

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ment to extend the train line to at least Langwarrin with a minimum 15-minute metro service and a dedicated commuter park and ride for at least 1000 cars,” Ms Hosking said. “Taxpayer money paid for this rail extension study. We deserve a full explanation about why this project – so vital to our region – has been stopped dead in its tracks.” “The project will radically transform public transport in our region, drive creation of new jobs and improve overall prosperity, reduce congestion on roads, free-up crowded car parks, and make better use of public and private assets such as Frankston Hospital and Monash’s Peninsula campus. “The federal Coalition government and federal Opposition obviously understand the benefits as both have already committed to provide an initial $225 million towards its construction. Copies of the executive summary are available at infrastructure.gov.au/rail/ publications/index.aspx.

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“playing Orwellian games”. “It’s time for the state government to start properly planning to construct this vital public transport project,” she said. “The failing public transport network between Frankston and Langwarrin is recognised as a nationally significant infrastructure priority by Infrastructure Australia – a top 150 project in the nation. “But the state government’s indicative preferred option doesn’t even include a local station for the people of Frankston South, Karingal and Langwarrin. Initial moves by Frankston Council were aimed at extending the electrified line south of Frankston to Baxter. This changed once the shire’s then mayor, Cr David Gill, pointed out that Baxter was within the shire and that extra parking and parking trains could only happen on land zoned green wedge (“Councils link up on transport” The News 15/4/20). “The Frankston and wider community were expecting their state govern-

safe requirements. Residents should take proof of residency, such as a driver’s licence or rates notice. Green waste includes all types of garden waste and untreated timber. The Mornington transfer station can accept up to three cubic metres of green waste each trip. Anyone regularly taking green waste to the tip can opt-in to receive a 240-litre fortnightly green waste bin collection if they live in urban areas of

the shire. For more information about the nocharge green waste event or to book a green waste bin collection service, call 1300 850 600, 5950 1000 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/greenwaste Shire tips are in Truemans Road, Rye, McKirdys Road, Tyabb and Watt Road, Mornington. Opening hours: Friday 13 and Monday 16 November: 8am-4pm and Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November: 8am-5pm.


Stone needed to restore chapel AN appeal has gone out in a bid to find enough “Moorooduc stone” to help restore an open air chapel at Shoreham. The chapel in Buxton Reserve off Marine Parade was built in 1951 and named after Cyril Young who along with his younger brother Ivan was a member and leader of the YMCA. The brothers died in World War II, and the chapel was dedicated to Cyril and the pulpit to Ivan. The YMCA’s Camp Buxton was established in 1925. However, the chapel has deteriorated in recent years and now the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel Association needs Moorooduc stone to help with its restoration. The chapel is listed on the Victorian War Heritage Inventory and the association also wants to ensure that all of it is contained on public land. Association committee member Alison Bunting said the nearly 70-year-old chapel was in “urgent need of restoration”. “Moorooduc stone used by the stonemason and volunteers for the pulpit and sides of the chapel is crumbling and accessing enough of the stone has become problematic,” she said. The association was “on a quest to find enough of the stone and facings for the restoration and would love to hear from anyone who can assist”. The association, comprising volunteers and members of the Young family, was formed in 2018 to protect and restore the chapel and its surrounds. A conservation management plan was

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MOOROODUC stone is needed to restore the open air Cyril Young Memorial Chapel a Buxton Reserve Shoreham which was built in 1952.

finalised early in 2019. Ms Bunting said the association was determined to save the chapel “which embodies so many different facets of Victoria’s and Shoreham’s history”. “The chapel exudes a feeling of peace and captures the YMCA’s

ethos of inclusivity and reconciliation following the events of the war and deserves to be retained for future generations,” Ms Bunting said. The chapel association’s annual general meeting via Zoom at 2pm on 21 November will include

more information about the chapel restoration. Anyone who can help source Moorooduc stone can email shorehambushchapel @gmail.com or write to the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel Association, PO Box 307, Shoreham 3916. Keith Platt

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‘No charge’ green waste event Friday 13 – Monday 16 November 2020 Dispose of your green waste for ‘no charge’ and prepare your property for summer! With COVID-safe requirements in place contact details will need to be provided at the gate. Expect some delays. Green waste includes all types of garden waste and untreated timber.

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Proof of residency is required to dispose of green waste for no charge at this event. (E.g. your driver’s licence with your current address or a current rate notice.)

• Delays may occur at the beginning and end of each day • Mornington can accept a maximum of three cubic metres per trip • Tyabb has less waiting time • You can opt-in to receive a 240 litre fortnightly kerbside green waste bin collection (paid) if you live in the ‘urban area’ of the Peninsula.

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Diver’s quest to help others FORMER national gymnast Kristen Wright is the first scuba diving instructor to compete in Miss World Australia beauty pageant. Ms Wright, of Mornington, is holding a virtual scuba diving seminar tomorrow (Wednesday 11 November) to raise money for the children’s charity Variety. She says her work with charitable organisations has led her to be passionate about community involvement and volunteer work. A biomedical science student, she wants a career in paediatric speech pathology to help children develop their speech after cleft palate surgery.

Raising money during the pandemic has been difficult, but Ms Wright hopes tomorrow’s virtual seminar will give people an insight into her other world of scuba diving. She will give participants a rundown of an open water course – the first scuba course required to be completed – with the goal of raising as much as she can for Australian children in need. Tickets to the virtual event are $20, with all profits being donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity. It will be held via Zoom from 5.306.30pm. Book at trybooking.comBLYIR

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Koalas get help from a friend Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au CONSERVATION has always been of interest to Belinda Eden, but never more so than since moving to Balnarring two years ago. “We came here from Melbourne because Balnarring is a beautiful coastal town with a certain charm and character,” Ms Eden said. “It’s a special place and should be protected so that it does not become overdeveloped, or lose the habitat that is home to many species of precious wildlife, including koalas. “I think when we moved here, I felt a real responsibility to get involved and make it a priority to be informed about environmental issues. My passion has obviously leaned towards issues impacting koalas.” Her work has not gone unnoticed. Ms Eden was recently awarded by the first Balnarring and District Community Bank for her work with the environment, particularly the protection of koalas. She says “land fragmentation” is a “real issue for our koalas on the Mornington Peninsula”. “Much of the land is privately owned so there is a real need for landholders to understand the importance of protecting existing koala habitat, as well as ensuring appropriate tree planting occurs on their properties to support the current and future koala populations.” Another big issue is the clearing of land for housing. “Many mature

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NEWS DESK Adaptable artists PENINSULA studio Trail artists have had to adapt to restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 and have deferred their usual exhibition at Southern Buoy Gallery. However, sales of artworks are still going ahead. A variety of prints, paintings, pottery, sculpture and jewellery by 25 artists from around the Mornington Peninsula can be seen – and bought – via Southern Buoy’s online exhibition until 29 November. Buyers should contact the artists through the exhibition pages and can individually arrange to pick up their work, being mindful of any distance restrictions imposed because of the pandemic. “This exhibition is an excellent way to see our art while relaxing in your own home at any time of day,” organiser John Trebilco said. Peninsula Studio Trail is a not for profit group of artists promoting their work collectively. It aims to reflect the quality and range of fine arts and craft practiced on the Mornington Peninsula and to make artists’ work more accessible to the public through open studios and exhibitions. Visit peninsulastudiotrailinc.org/ exhibition

An eye for detail gives life to art JUNE Alderslade, pictured, is precise in her art. Hours of research and a magnifying glass have always contributed to the realism she achieves in her paintings of insects and birds. Daughter Linda Mitchell says her mother, now 95, has always painted, with one of her paintings featuring in a Bacchus marsh newspaper when. She was 10. Ms Alderslade, who has spent half

her life on the Mornington Peninsula, worked as a mechanical tracer before the introduction of computers when “everything they traced had to be precise”. “This showed in her art as she always used magnifying glass and often two hairs in her brush,” Ms Mitchell said. “Family came first so mum never painted professionally, but always painted her flowers and portraits for

the love of painting.” These days the pictures “are smaller but still incredible”. “She complains she can't paint the way she used to. Her portraits are so real,” Ms Mitchell said. A stroke and a broken hip have had little long term effect on the quality of her paintings, mostly created with a mixed media of water colour and pencil.

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AN Australia Post contractor has been charged with criminal theft and theft of mail items after Rosebud police and Australia Post found more than $10,000 worth of allegedly stolen parcels at his Mount Waverley home. Acting Sergeant Ron Trainer, of Rosebud police, said an investigation was launched after a large number of packages were reported missing around the Rosebud, Rye, Tootgarook, Portsea and Sorrento areas from August to October. The Sri Lankan national was arrested at the Rosebud distribution centre in front of “stunned” colleagues on 21 October. Police later searched the man’s apartment which was said to be “chockers” with items in the wardrobe, hallway and under the bed. They allegedly found 67 of the missing packages while other items may have been sold off. Items recovered include two pairs of women’s designer shoes valued at $1000 a pair, children’s toys, power tools, kitchen appliances, fitness equipment, homewares, cosmetics, computer accessories, high-end liquor, personalised gifts and electronic devices. The 24-year-old was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates Court on 20 July. Acting Sergeant Trainer said police were delivering the packages to their intended recipients, including a grandmother who was happy to be reunited with a backyard soccer set she bought for her grandson to use during lockdown. Anyone with information in relation to parcel theft is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

RIDERS of bicycles with petrol motors on the Mornington Peninsula face fines of more than $2000 and risk injury on the bikes which are not designed to carry a motor, police say. The frames are not made to travel at high speeds, and the brakes are not adequate to stop a petrol-powered bicycle. To be legal, the motors must have a maximum ungoverned power output of 200 watts or less. A 50cc engine puts out about 2238 watts which is over the limit. Most bolt-on petrol motors or kits being advertised online as “governed” or “limited” to 200 watts are not legal as the law refers to the power output the engine can achieve without the governor or limiter. This is because it is simple to remove these limiting devices and increase the power, police say. Motorised bicycles with a petrol powered motor exceeding 200 watts of ungoverned power become motorcycles. This brings with it a whole range of rules and regulations governing the bike and the rider, such as registration, compliance standards, licencing and the need to wear an approved helmet. Fines apply for unlicensed driving: $826 and possible bike impoundment, unregistered motorcycle of 60cc or less: $165, more than 61cc but less than 501cc: $496, ride without a helmet: $330 plus three demerit points, as well as all alcohol and drug-driving laws applying, including the fitting of interlocks. Riders involved in a collision may be charged and summonsed to appear at court. Council fees for breaching the local laws: Frankston - 14 day impound/release fee $910 (first offence) or $1260 (second offence) plus $500 infringement notice; Mornington Peninsula - 14 day impound/release fee $450 plus $500 infringement notice. Details: bddy.me/3kVCvX9

Death crash charges A MOUNT Martha man, 59, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death over a multi-vehicle collision at Laverton earlier this year. He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne

Magistrates’ Court on 13 November. A 57-year-old Caroline Springs man received fatal injuries in the incident.

P-plate drink driver ROSEBUD police had their work cut out maintaining order at a large, unauthorised car night at Arthur’s Seat Summit car park, Thursday 29 October. About 30 enthusiasts had gathered when police saw the driver of white four-wheel-drive practicing his off-road skills in the garden bed, 10.50pm. The 19-year-old P-plater later recorded a 0.118 per cent blood alcohol reading at Rosebud police station – way over the 0.00 per cent reading stipulated for P-platers. The Capel Sound man’s licence was suspended and his vehicle impounded. He is expected to be charged on summons with drink drivingrelated offences. The impoundment was part of Operation Saturn – an 18-day statewide policing operation targeting traffic offences.

Road rage search POLICE want the public’s help after a road rage and assault incident on Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 4pm, Tuesday 3 November. Two cars were travelling west when the victim changed lanes. The offending driver sounded his horn and yelled abuse. The men stopped at the intersection of Boneo and Point Nepean roads and approached each other before a scuffle began. When the victim returned to his car the offending driver followed and allegedly punched him to the head through the open window. The attacker driving a white Toyota 4WD is described as Caucasian, mid-30s, with blonde hair and beard and wearing a white shirt. Anyone with information or dash-cam footage is urged to contact Senior Constable Russell

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POST-LOCKDOWN PICTURES WITH Melbourne back on the move (not forgetting that the Mornington Peninsula is part of greater Melbourne) Judith Mordech welcomed the opportunity for visitors to again walk around Point Nepean National Park (1). Graham Thomas, couldn’t help but notice one of the locals ducking in for lunch at Civic Reserve, Mornington (2) while Graham Bailes confirmed it’s a good year for irises on peninsula (3). Liz Peel was intrigued by the Sorrento back beach mural of locally endangered hooded plover (4) and Lockdown Pictures’ regular Jonte Field was at Mount Martha for sunset (5).

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LETTERS

Saddened by tree loss I too was totally dismayed when I saw that the gums on the corner of Barkley Street and Waterloo Place, Mornington had been removed (“Town’s ‘best trees’ axed” The News 3/11/20). Every time I walked past, I admired their beauty. They have been replaced by at times a food truck and then a pile of tables and chairs. This behaviour from Mornington Peninsula Shire employees must stop. The shire has signed up to a climate emergency crisis commitment. This includes the principle that decisions will be made as to their impact on our natural environment. It also includes the principle that decisions will be made in consultation with relevant community groups and individuals. In my observation, these trees were not in “very poor health and close to death”. So, I would appreciate any details of the report into this matter. Dale Halstead, Mornington

Just a little reminder. Australia has recorded 907 deaths from the pandemic, 819 of which were under Andrews’ aegis. Ron Simpson, Mornington

With due respect to residents who enjoy taking their children to the beach and don’t like dogs - many families love having their dog with them - or are unfortunate enough to suffer from a phobia of dogs, I wonder why they would choose the limited area of a dog beach to go when they have access to all beaches at all times (“Dog psychology” Letters 3/11/20). I would also be interested to know how many ratepayers who own dogs would really appreciate more flexible hours on more prescribed dog beaches to exercise and meet friends? No one is right or wrong in this debate, all dog owners are requesting is a fair go. Julie Cornwell, Rosebud

Seeking the evening news on Wednesday after Cup day, I could not believe my eyes. Nearly all TV stations were saturated with an American election. Hours of it. Far worse and less entertaining or enlightening than any of the cooking, quiz, or no-talent shows. Totally useless. Such is Australia. Meanwhile, China, the most valuable, influential and powerful country in our part of the world, plays lobster politics by refusing to even answer phone calls from our trade minister while placing black bans and tariffs on some of our exports. Just letting us know that, if it took the whim, China could bring Australia to its knees overnight simply by importing no coal or iron and exporting to us no retail appliances, goods, clothing, machines, or anything else, including students. The most significant local news is that our wrecked economy is to undergo a coffee shop-led recovery with councils enabling more coffee drinkers outdoors onto the footpaths and laneways (“Eating, a tasty way back into business” The News 3/11/20). Surely I misunderstood it when I read that some car parking spaces at the front of cafes will be given over to dining tables? Surely not people eating over storm water open drains or gutters? Cars kept one or two metres away? Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

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Activists’ roll call

At the risk of becoming as big a bore, I express the hope that The News will not permit Mimi Bekhechi from PETA to harangue readers weekly with gratuitous letters decrying the way humans interact with animals (“End horse cruelty” Letters 3/11/20). Please spare us. Michael Long, Frankston

Like Michael Long and John Hodgson calling for the avuncular John Cain to desist from his regular Liberal bashing, I want to know why he doesn’t get stuck into relevant peninsula issues that the supposed ratepayers’ and residents’ association of which he is chairman, is meant to be doing (“Memorable minister” Letters 3/11/20). Mr Cain has been silent on urgent issues that poor disenfranchised non-Liberal loving concerned residents have had to battle very much on their own. Thank goodness, volunteerism is alive and well on our threat peninsula. Citizens like Fred Crump interested in AGL’s appalling potential environmental smash and grab raid on Western Port; Janet Street’s personal crusade against Kaufland’s shopping centre land grab at the Mornington gateway and the efforts of Steven Karakitsos and the South Eastern Centre for Sustainability to stave off the New Zealand property developer attempting to annex heritage and culturally sensitive prime cliff top land in Mount Eliza for yet another foreign owned retirement village. Mr Cain should either resign his control over the Rosebud-centric ratepayers’ and residents’ association or show guts, determination and Australian values and do something for the aforementioned non-Rosebud located community action groups. Why should Mornington, Hastings and Mount Eliza be denied the association’s encouragement and support? Ian Morrison, convenor MECA, public officer SECS and ex-member MPRRA

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Editor: Irish stallion Anthony Van Dyck was put down after breaking down during this year’s Melbourne Cup and jockey Kerrin McEvoy was fined $50,000 and suspended for 13 meetings for breaching the whip rules on Tiger Moth.

Poll irregularities Here in [Mornington Peninsula Shire’s] Briars Ward, it was very noticeable that the Liberal Party was out in force, supporting three candidates (“Political pedigrees on show in council poll” The News 19/10/20). I am aware of two other suspect events, one at an aged care centre and the other a retirement village in Mornington that only allowed Australia Post brochures to be distributed. This I believe only enables candidates with unlimited resources to stand as postage is expensive. If the operators of these centres are allowed to make arbitrary decisions, such as not allowing hand delivery of the other candidates’ brochures, this gives an unfair advantage. Surely this should disenfranchise candidates and the residents living in these centres, as should all candidates, should be able to have their brochures appropriately distributed. This information is surely needed to properly scrutinise each candidate’s intentions. A nasty incident happened to me. I was supporting an independent candidate Janet Street and the A-frame sign which I had on my driveway for three weeks, with her posters attached to it, was stolen. Of course this happened in darkness on a Sunday night. Denise Hassett, Mount Martha

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Rail statistics point to Frankston being capital of the peninsula As representative of the Vacuum Oil Co. Pty Ltd, Mr Jolly is on the move all the time, and when away never fails to sing Frankston’s praises. Very good – its just what Frankston wants when we all copy Mr Jolly’s example, much good will result. *** ACCORDING to “The Herald”, the English batsman, Russell, made 666, 666, 669 in three hits against Perth. Some score that, brothers ! What “The Herald” meant to say, was that Russell made nine in three hits, but the linotypist was thinking about “the beast” at the time. *** THEY are whispering it about that a local speculator, who truly believes Frankston to be the best seaside resort in Victoria, has already purchased and re-sold through his own individual efforts more than 100 building allotments in Frankston and Seaford. In fact, the 130th was put through the Land Titles Office a day or two ago, and he is now waiting to secure another score of local blocks for sale in other parts of the State. *** THE Methodist people, during the past week, have been honored with a visit from Sister Bessie, who has visited the circuit in the interests of Home Missions. On Sunday last, she conducted services at Frankston, Somerville, and Langwarrin, where her very instructive discourses were received with silent approbation. During the week she conducted public meetings at Somerville, Hastings, Tyabb, and Langwarrin. She speaks at Frankston to-night. ***

Compiled by Cameron McCullough MR Frank Stonite, The Heights, writes: “There is said to be considerable rivalry existing between Mornington and Frankston as to which should be regarded as the Peninsula’s capital. An article – Facts and Figures – in your last issue, gives Frankston the right to the title. Whereas Mornington had only 26,288 passenger bookings last year, Frankston had 114,420 – a difference of more than 88,000 and £3,000 revenue. “In every way, those railway statistics specially proved the importance of Frankston as the vital centre.” *** ON Saturday evening, at the Anglican Bazaar, in aid of St. Paul’s Church, Frankston, Dr. C. Maxwell made a presentation to the Rev. A. P. McFarlane on behalf of the parishioners. Mr McFarlane suitably responded in characteristic style. *** LANGWARRIN has added yet another spoke to its wheel of progress recently, by erecting a Church of England in that locality. The opening takes place on Sunday, November 21st. Archdeacon Aickin, of Mornington, being the preacher selected for that honor. A tea meeting, concert, and dance is also listed for the Monday following. Mrs Gates is the president, and Mrs Marsh secretary. *** VERY few people are doing more to advertise Frankston as a seaside resort than Mr J. B. Jolly, who, by the way, is also a staunch supporter of “The Standard”.

AS most people are aware, Cowes is Phillip Island’s capital. As an isolated watering place of rare merit, Cowes is annually becoming more favored as an ideal resort distant from the city. To Stony Point the distance is 45 miles, thence six miles across the bay by the “Genistra”. It possesses two fine hotels, the Isle of Wight and the Phillip Island, whilst Mesdames Richardson, Burke, Kennon and McLardy conduct private establishments. The lovely beaches, with fishing and shooting close by, make Phillip Island a very interesting “haven of rest”. *** “WHY, he’s making quite a pot out of that job”, so say the busybodies, when they desire to slate anyone interested in pushing along various movements and enterprises. Much the same has been said about Mr H. Blaskett and the Band Pictures enterprise. Naturally, he resents the libel, and asks us to publicly state that instead of making “a pot” out of it, he is, on the contrary, personally out of pocket over it. *** IN the presence of the unsuccessful candidate, one organiser, one policeman, one lady, one newspaper representative, and one other, Mr Mark Brody, on Monday last, duly declared the result of the poll in the Mornington electorate,viz: Downward 5001, Leadbeater 3309, a majority of 1692. Mr Downward was not present, but Sergt Leadbeater thanked the electors, and offered his congratulations to Mr Downward.

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A correspondent sends praise of the product of Addicott’s Cordial Factory, Frankston, and ventures the opinion that no city manufactured cordials are anywhere near as good as the local product. We appreciate the sentiment. But why shouldn’t the local production be as good as the city product? *** THE Band Pictures propose to undertake vaudeville acts of the right sort, and have already booked some fine acts. Tomorrow night, Oliver & Lynch, direct from the St Kilda Theatre, and Miss Parsons, a serio and danseuse, from the King’s Theatre, will appear. Oliver & Lynch are a very lively couple, and people who cannot laugh without getting ill are advised to keep away! On November 13th the artists will be those gifted variety musicians, Stewart and Smith, the harmonising, dancing Donovans, and a 30-minute mystifying act entitled “Spiritualism Exposed.” In order to make the show go with a swing, Mr Blaskett is taking over the stage management, whilst Mr Gunn, of Melbourne, will in future undertake the operating. A prominent disciple of the Law, who practises in the Supreme Court, has lately enjoyed a motor jaunt to the Mornington Peninsula. Being a motor enthusiast, he was greatly pleased with the premises and appointments of the Peninsula Motor garages at Frankston and Mornington. “They are easily the best outside the city,” he says. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 5 November 1920

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By Craig MacKenzie FEW players have confronted personal trauma and overcome such enormous hurdles as Langwarrin left-back Jaiden Madafferi. The 21-year-old was just seven on 5 November 2006 when his father Peter, 44, died suddenly. Peter Madafferi was president of Carrum United, the forerunner of Skye United. He left behind Jaiden, older brother Anthony and their mother Karyn. “It was hard because my brother and I were both young,” said Jaiden Madafferi. “Mum has brought us up to where we are now and done it all herself. “All credit to her – she has been phenomenal.” Jaiden had started playing as a junior at Carrum United but when he was 11 he switched to Peninsula Strikers. Two years later the entire team switched to South Melbourne at under-14 level for a further two seasons then to Richmond for a season and finally to Bentleigh Greens. At Bentleigh Madafferi made the switch from an attacking midfielder to left back. It was 2014 and the then 15-year-old was captaining the club’s under-16s as his reputation as a gifted junior continued to grow. But life for the Madafferi family took another traumatic twist on 23 August that year. Jaiden was at a party when he became the victim of an unprovoked, one-punch attack. He had to be placed in an induced coma and his mother and brother were told to expect the worst. “At first my mother was told that I might not make it,” Madafferi said. “Then it went to not being able to walk then it became I wouldn’t play soccer again but in the end I ticked all the boxes. “I had very good support and had people with me every day and having people there wanting you to get better was a big thing. “It helps your mind a lot. “On the physical side of things I was told my fitness played a big part in my recovery and if I hadn’t been so fit then how I ended up could have been a whole different story.”

Courageous comeback: Langwarrin leftback Jaiden Madafferi in NPL2 action at Lawton Park last year. Picture: John Punshon

Madafferi spent eight weeks in The Royal Children’s Hospital and eight months away from the sport he loved but on Friday 24 April 2015 a remarkable comeback was complete. He was in the Bentleigh under-20s now coached by current Frankston Pines gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor. “I came off the bench for Bentleigh against Port Melbourne for about 15 minutes,” he said in a matter-of-fact manner. For Taylor that moment was a career highlight. “Without a doubt that was one of my biggest thrills in football telling Jaiden to get ready because he was going to go on,” Taylor said. Madafferi has much to thank Taylor for. “He was phenomenal for me.

“Obviously he gave me my first game back but it was the way he stood by me, had faith in me and being made captain under him was an honour. “He played a big role in me getting back my confidence on the field.” Madafferi and his teammates won the under-20 title that year but the following season the youngster was wearing Melbourne City colours and starting a two-year stint with the ALeague outfit. At City Madafferi played in the national youth league and the NPL and was coached by Joe Palatsides, Lachlan Armstrong and Patrick Kisnorbo. “They taught me things I didn’t know before, just very minor technical details and they were very professional.

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“The intensity at training is second to none and so is the workrate they demand.” Madafferi was on the move once more when the 2018 season dawned having joined Northcote along with many of his City teammates. “I sort of wanted to step away from the youths a bit and to challenge myself. “I think there were about eight of us who went across to Northcote.” Partway through that season Langwarrin contacted him but he wasn’t keen to move straight away. “I was a young player in my first season at Northcote and I didn’t want to get a name for jumping around (clubs) so I said I’d talk to them at the end of the season.” Madafferi joined the Langy senior

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By Ben Triandafillou AFTER suffering setback after setback, Mornington-based apprentice jockey Celine Gaudray has managed to not only ride her first winner, but notch up a winning double at Traralgon on Saturday 31 October. Having fractured her back and knee in a race fall at her fourth race ride in July, Gaudray is still as confident as ever after breaking through to ride her first winner for her boss Pat Carey. Making the most of her four-kilo claim, Gaudray led all the way aboard Pat Carey’s Tippitywichit to win her first ever race by just under two lengths at her 25th career race start. Adopting the same tactics, Gaudray then took the Tony Noonan-trained Chas Marlow to the lead in the following race and never looked back to win by one-and-a-half lengths. Finishing the day with a second placing aboard the Pat Carey-trained Fioritura, it was certainly a day to remember for the 19-year-old apprentice. Gaudray said it was a huge thrill to not only win one, but two races on the day. “I was full of excitement even though I didn’t really show it,” she said. “The last 50 metres I thought something was going to come past me but nothing did so I was really happy to get a winner for Pat and all of the owners. I didn’t think I was going to get another one though. One is

First winner: Mornington-based apprentice jockey Celine Gaudray wins his first race aboard the Pat Carey-trained Tippitywichit at Traralgon. Picture: Supplied

great but two just made my day.” Having been under the tutelage of Mornington-based trainer Pat Carey for the past two years, Gaudray said it was amazing to be able to ride her first winner for someone who has had a massive influence on her career. “Pretty much my whole riding career is because of Pat,” she said. “He took me from someone who pretty much only did equestrian riding and he started me from scratch on the pony. It was really hard to find a trainer that was actually willing to take you on from scratch. Pat put a lot of time

into me and without him I definitely wouldn’t be where I am. He and Cheryl have both been a great help with my whole career.” It hasn’t been the smoothest of starts to Gaudray’s riding career though, with multiple injuries occurring along the way. “It took me a long time to get to the races,” she said. “I broke my hand, I broke my foot, I broke my knee and then on my fourth race ride I fell off and fractured my back and my knee and then I finally got going again. I was off for six weeks after the fall and

it was another two months before I was race riding again.” Despite the setbacks, Gaudray’s confidence has never wavered but she said it has certainly taken a toll on her fitness levels. “I love it that much that it’s not going to scare me that easily. I’m normally a pretty confident rider, I just kind of hop on anything,” she said. “It’s actually taken me a long time to get my fitness to where it is right now and it’s still not even close to being where I want it. After each injury it just goes right back down to the bottom and it

takes ages to get it going up again.” Gaudray said race riding and riding trackwork daily continues to help with her fitness as well as exercising out of work and jumping on the mechanical horse a couple of times a week. Whatever the budding apprentice is doing, it seems to be working, as she picked up her third win at Echuca three day’s after riding her double. Gaudray is booked for three rides at Moe on Monday, with two of them, Pufnstuf (race six) and Wild Cherry Road (race eight), opening up as favourites.

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