12 June 2018

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Southern Peninsula


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Closing time: Samantha Fitzgerald and Andrew Doughton call time at their Red Hill restaurant. Picture: Yanni

Doors close at The Long Table RESTAURATEURS Samantha Fitzgerald and Andrew Doughton are “hanging up our aprons” after selling The Long Table at Red Hill South. “After 15 years, we will be closing the doors of our beloved little restaurant on Sunday 17 June,” Ms Fitzgerald said. “It is with much sadness as we come to the end of an era. However, we are also excited for what the future holds for The Long Table and our family

Have your say Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan Mornington Peninsula Shire is developing the Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan to support the improvement and management of the Mount Martha foreshore and is inviting the community to provide input. The Plan will provide direction for the vision and future management of the Mount Martha Foreshore Reserve through strategic planning and development.

Have your say First round community consultation closes Wednesday 6 July. Online mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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The Coastal Management Plan establishes an agreement between the Victorian Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and the community as to how the foreshore reserve will be managed. This is the first round of public community consultation. The community will have additional opportunities to provide thoughts and suggestions on this plan in the coming months.

In writing Attention: Bridie Ryan Strategic Planner – Coastal Re: Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan Mornington Peninsula Shire Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

going forward. It’s certainly the end of an era for us, and for everyone who has been involved in our journey along the way. We know it takes a village to support a restaurant, and we want to say thank you to our extended families who have gone above and beyond in their support of our vision of owning our restaurant, to our fabulous staff who have become friends for life.” The couple is not departing the food

scene altogether: “We are keeping the business name The Long Table and doing catering and events,” Ms Fitzgerald said. The buyer is believed to be well established in the food and wine industry. The premises, in Shoreham Road, are expected to be closed for renovations for several months and reopened for the summer season. Stephen Taylor