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Sole sister: Barb Hilder is in training for the El Camino for Kids trek in Spain. Picture: Yanni

On track to help for children’s sake A TOOTGAROOK mother with a sick daughter is training for a gruelling 120 kilometre walk to raise money for the charity Ronald McDonald House. Barb Hilder, coincidentally of Ronald Street, will take part in the five-day El Camino Trek for the Kids, Spain, 10-19 May, in support of the service which provides emergency accommodation for seriously ill children and their families. Ms Hilder’s daughter Katelyn, 17 next week, was unwell from birth. “At five weeks we had a call to say she




had cystic fibrosis – an incurable, life shortening chronic disease. “We lived at Kyabram and had to attend the Royal Children’s Hospital – more than three hours’ drive away – and spend a week there learning how to manage this cruel disease. This was our first introduction to Ronald McDonald House. “As you can imagine it was a very distressing time for our family. Katelyn had four older siblings and this affected our whole family, so being able to have somewhere to stay while

she received treatment helped keep the family together. “We often stayed at Ronald McDonald House but sometimes it was full as there were so many families needing accommodation for their very sick children. Ms Hilder said families felt overwhelmed by news their child was sick and then felt stressed by financial concerns and she hopes to help ease those pressures by raising $3500 on the walk. She will pay her own travel and flight costs.



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MORNINGTON Peninsula residents are being asked their views on future uses of land within the green wedge zone. The zone accounts for 70 per cent of the Mornington Peninsula and, according to the mayor Cr Bryan Payne, is “one of Melbourne’s most important long-term assets”. Although it has a green wedge management plan – now under review – the state government and its planning minister can overrule the shire. The green wedge includes many properties that are not large enough to be run as profit-making farms but can be economical if used for other commercial activities. Land within the green wedge is not automatically recognised as a site for a dwelling and it is the encroachment of housing into the green wedge that most concerns councillors and environmentalists. However, the large scale activities most often proposed by developers usually involve buildings required to house guests or clients, car parking and tree clearing. In the past, the shire clamped down on golf courses with housing subdivisions attached. The pressure for greens and bunkers has more recently given way to permit applications for hot springs-based spas and accommodation. Mornington peninsula Shire coun-

cillors last month spent almost half of a two-day “retreat” at Lindenderry at Red Hill discussing the future of the peninsula’s green wedge. Ironically, it is understood that several other venues in the green wedge were taken out of contention when it was discovered they had “compliance issues” with the shire’s planning rules. In a departure from normal planning processes, councillors decided to seek public comment on developments within the green wedge before rewriting the policy and then calling for submissions. A shire media release said it was inviting “initial comments on matters relating to the green wedge and its future as it develops a management plan for the area”. “We must protect the green wedge and what it means to the peninsula and its people - as well as protect it for its value and important contributions to the whole of Victoria,” Cr Bryan Payne said. “The green wedge is also a key aspect of the peninsula’s character and it is absolutely crucial to the amenity, lifestyle and wellbeing of our residents and visitors. “… It must be protected and managed to ensure it remains an area where the natural environment and biodiversity is preserved, where the rural charm and character is protected, an area that supports agriculture and farming and provides for tourism as well as informal outdoor recreation. It is also an area where many people choose to live.” Continued Page 6


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Dad, daughter, 31, say hello for the first time Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au SHEY Osborne “still doesn’t have words” to describe her emotions after searching for, and finally meeting, her father Michael Thorne for the first time on Sunday 25 February. The joys of that day at a Sorrento cafe continued into the next week she was introduced to all her new found aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. It has been a long but fruitful search for the 31-year-old hairdresser who began looking for her “lost” dad 11 years ago after being told about him by her mother. Mr Thorne had had a relationship with Ms Osborne’s mother in Sorrento all those years ago, but he moved away without knowing his daughter existed. “I first began thinking about him at 19, but started looking when I was 21,” Ms Osborne said. “I went through the old White Pages trying to find his name,” as the social media we know today was in its infancy. She managed to track down her dad’s cousin, Robert, who lives in Seaford, thinking he might be her father. He wasn’t, but he did agree to call Michael with the aim of getting

the pair together. “It was the longest week of my life waiting for him to call,” Ms Osborne, a hairdresser at Nirvana Boutique Hair Salon, in St Pauls Road, said. “Now we have spoken every single day – and mum is happy, too. “The whole thing’s been good for them.” The former partners spoke for five hours on the phone and, according to Mr Thorne, “covered all bases”. “I met my mother-in-law, too, for the first time and I think she’s super,” he said. Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad helped the pair meet. Mr Thorne has been involved with the squad since building a 2.7-metre radio-controlled model of its Jet Ranger helicopter which was displayed at their 50th anniversary in November. “We were pleased to assist and delivered a very excited Michael to The Baths jetty in one of our rescue boats, where he met Shey for the first time,” squad president Eileen Murray said. Mr Thorne, of Lalor, said he was “over the moon” with the chain of events. “I thought I might have had a child but didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl or its name,” he said. “There are so many ways this could

At long last: Michael Thorne and daughter Shey Osborne meet for the first time at The Baths jetty, Sorrento. Picture: Supplied

have gone and I have to thank Robert for the way he handled all this. We hadn’t spoken for a while and it took him a week to get my number. He said: ‘I’ve got something to tell you. Your daughter just rang me’. “He was able to read the signs and

he could hear it in her voice. He didn’t know I had a daughter but he managed to connect the dots and arranged for me to provide my phone number to my long-lost daughter.” Life has come full circle for the reunited father and daughter.

“The whole thing has been amazing,” Ms Osborne said. “Hopefully it will encourage other loved ones to reconnect.” One thing’s for certain, as Mr Thorne said: “There’s no way Shey is ever going to lose her dad again.”

Ferry ‘link’ in Sydney tourism trip Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au CONSULTANTS have drawn up an $80.3 million plan for a Stony Point to Phillip Island ferry service. The business case prepared for the state government and Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast councils predicts the ferry would inject an extra $93.3m into the two municipalities over 30 years. The business case also envisages 278 jobs being created “for the first year of operation”. The shire’s economic development

and tourism manager Tania Treasure sees the car ferry as “a strategic contribution to the current tourism offering” that would “provide the missing link for a world class touring route linking the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Gippsland through to Sydney”. In a report to the shire’s 27 February meeting Ms Treasure outlined a draft business case “developed based on community feedback and technical investigations”. The ferry used in developing the case would be able to carry up to 300 passengers, 30 vehicles and two bus-

es or heavy vehicles and depart Stony Point five times a day (which could increase to seven if required). The business case recommends building ferry terminals at Stony and Cowes on Phillip Island (west of Mussel Rocks) as being the most favourable to the business operator. There would be no terminal on French Island, although the ferry would make a stop there. “The project is consistent with the shire’s 2016-2019 economic development strategy and the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board’s 2014 destination management plan,”

Mornington Peninsula mayor Cr Bryan Payne said. “We hope residents will embrace this opportunity to make decisions and discuss the priorities for the future of the peninsula.” The draft business case now on public exhibition has been prepared by a consortium led by Earth Check and AECOM with $25,000 each being contributed by Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula councils and $200,000 from the state government “to reinvigorate the Stony Point to Phillip Island Car Ferry projecî. The draft business case will be pre-

sented at the shire’s 24 April meeting for councillors to consider endorsing it for delivery to the state government for further evaluation. The draft business case can be viewed at mornpen.vic.gov.au/ haveyoursay or hard copies can be seen at any of the shire offices, customer service centres and visitor information centres. Comments must be lodged by 5pm 6 April. A drop-in session to discuss the ferry project will be held 2pm-8pm Tuesday 20 March at Crib Point Community Hall, 7 Park Road, Crib Point.

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Protecting the Green Wedge The Mornington Peninsula is one of Melbourne’s most important long-term assets. Its special value is reflected in the fact that more than 70% of our Shire is designated as a ‘Green Wedge’, an area with high environmental, cultural, recreational and agricultural value. The 2012 interim Green Wedge Management Plan is currently being reviewed to produce an up to date 2018 Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge Management Plan. Background discussion papers are now available online and you are invited to provide initial feedback to help us develop the 2018 Plan. Comments can be submitted online or by post until Thursday 5 April 2018 and you may also wish to speak at our Forward Planning Committee meeting, to be held at the Rosebud Offices of Council, 6.30 pm on 21 March 2018. Further details and information are available on the website. A draft 2018 Green Wedge Management Plan will be exhibited for further comment later this year. mornpen.vic.gov.au/greenwedge

Connecting community activity Would you like to leave your car at home and ride, walk or run from Red Hill to Bittern, instead? We want to improve pedestrian and cycle connections and encourage active lives. We’re proposing an extension to the Red Hill Rail Trail to link it to a new path through Merricks, Balnarring and Bittern, and are inviting community feedback on three concept designs. Attend a drop-in session from 5 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday 14 March at Balnarring Hall, or have your say online before Friday 13 April. mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Protecting Tootgarook Wetland Tootgarook Wetland supports a variety of endangered animals and more than 240 indigenous plant species. Our Draft Tootgarook Wetland Management Plan seeks to define risks, prevent degradation of the wetland, and promote its values. We’re welcoming community feedback until 5pm on Friday 23 March 2018. mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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Boost your business Are you an entrepreneur looking to spread the good word about your business? Come along to back-to-basics workshop ‘Marketing your business: How to get it right the first time’ from 6 pm – 8 pm on Tuesday 20 March, and discover how to develop a marketing action plan to keep your effort and resources focused in the right areas. mpbusiness.com.au/mpevents

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Seawinds: Crs Simon Brooks, Antonella Celi, Frank Martin

Briars: Crs Bev Colomb, Rosie Clark, Sam Hearn

We celebrated our thriving arts and culture community with 3,500 film buffs at the Cobs Peninsula Film Festival in Rosebud on 10 February, one of Victoria’s most iconic film events. The Association for Building Community in Dromana community group recently marked its 10th anniversary, with Crs Celi and Brooks attending to recognise ABCD’s advocacy on behalf of groups and individuals in Dromana and Safety Beach.

The first Citation Recreation Reserve Sports Pavilion building is at lock-up stage and the second building is being erected. Empire Street Mall works are complete, with a new playground being fabricated and construction of the nearby Octavia Street ‘Changing Places’ public toilet expected to begin lateMarch. New Emil Madsen Reserve facilities are on track to be ready for play by late April, as the light poles, netball courts and oval near completion.

We’ve introduced new planning controls in the form of a Design and Development Overlay in the Planning Scheme for the Sorrento commercial centre, which imposes mandatory

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building heights and setback controls to maintain heritage values of the Ocean Beach Rd precinct. With Rye Community Group Alliance and Melbourne Water, who have provided support through the Living Rivers Program, we’re working to protect our foreshore by adopting a Water Sensitive Urban Design for the stormwater outlet near Elgan Ave, Rye.


Watson: Cr Julie Edge

We’ve been celebrating our vibrant communities with Somerville Family Day on 12 March and a mural painted in anticipation of the Baxter Centenary in May. Exciting developments are occurring at the new and improved Somerville Rec Centre, after construction works began in late February. Planning for a new skate park is underway and will include extensive community consultation.

Protecting our rural areas

Supporting safer road networks

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Cerberus: Cr Kate Roper

We hope to have many written community submissions about Council’s proposed Green Wedge Management Plan. The public are invited to make preliminary comments at our 21 March meeting or online by 5 April, before a draft goes on exhibition. 70% of the Shire is outside of the urban growth boundary and the protection and enhancement of this rural area is a key priority of your Council.

We’re building safer roads for our community. Safety improvements along The Esplanade/ Woolleys Rd in Crib Point, through the National Black Spot Program, will commence shortly and coincide with the construction of a roundabout at the Bentons/Derril/Loders Rd intersection in Moorooduc, which received $950,000 from the federal government’s Roads to Recovery Programme.

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to our prebudget submissions. Our draft 2018/2019 Annual Budget will be available for community feedback later this month. mornpen.vic.gov.au/budget

Tee off for a good cause Dust off your driver and join us at St Andrews Golf Course on Friday 27 April for a charity Golf Day hosted by Mayor Bryan Payne. The event aims to raise much-needed funds for Peninsula Home Hospice which provides free in-home care to those faced with terminal illness. Entries are $150 and close Friday 20 April. The day includes breakfast and a post-tournament lunch at St Andrews Beach Brewery. Register, sponsor or donate: mornpen.vic.gov.au/mayoralcharitygolfday

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Somerville Family Day, Fruit Growers Reserve ‘Young at art’, MPRG Author Talk: Vanessa Carnevale Mornington Library 15 March ‘The Land We Play On: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’, MPRG 17 March Community Fete Mount Eliza Anglican Church 17 March Mount Eliza St Thomas More Antique & Collectables Fair 17 March Out of the Furnace, The Studio & Co. 17 March Sharpy’s Beer Run, Pig and Whistle Tavern 17 – 18 March Destination Trail Victoria Hillview Community Reserve, Dromana 17–18 March Western Port Quilters Inc. Quilt Show Tyabb Community Hall 21 March Author Talk: Jeremy Scott, Rosebud Library 19 – 22 March E Week at The Briars, Mt Martha 23 – 25 March Western Port Equestrian Navigation Ride Red Hill Recreation Reserve 25 March MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival Mount Eliza Regional Park 25 March Harcourts Hastings Easter Egg Hunt Hastings Foreshore 25 March Mornington’s Biggest Ever Easter Egg Hunt Mornington Park 25 March Neighbour Day, Rosebud Secondary College 25 March BERG Family Day at Balcombe Estuary 30 March Uncle Bobs Club Annual Barrow Push Sorrento to Safety Beach 30 March – 1 April Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show 31 March Psychic & Wellbeing Festival Mount Eliza Community Centre 31 March Balnarring Picnic Races 31 March St Mark’s Annual Fair St Marks Anglican Church, Dromana 31 March – 1 April Food Truck Carnivale, The Briars 31 March – 2 April Dromana Potters Exhibition Dromana Hall 1 April Flinders Cricket Club Market B.A Cairns Reserve, Flinders 7 April Family Day, MPRG 7 April Red Hill Market, Red Hill Recreation Reserve 8 April Mornington Racecourse Market For a full list of all Shire events including community markets and local music please see our website mornpen.vic.gov.au/events Information is correct at time of printing.


Tributes flow after boy’s death­ ‑ mother charged with murder PARENTS, pupils and staff at Tootgarook Primary School were in shock on Friday after learning of the death of eight-year-old Brodie Moran. The body of the popular grade 2 pupil was found at his Alma Street home, 1.30pm, Thursday 8 March. Floral tributes and cards from grieving school friends and parents covered the front yard and pupils were being offered counselling. Seven police cars and 13 officers rushed to the house following a 000 call reportedly made by his mother, Joanne Finch. Ms Finch, 42, appeared at an out-of-sessions hearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later that day charged with one count of murder. She has been remanded in custody to reappear on 29 June. The court heard it was her first time in custody and that she was taking prescription medication. The boy’s father, Lee Moran, responded to tributes to his son on Facebook, saying he felt empty. “I have lost the best part of me”, he said. “Words cannot describe how much I love and miss my little fella.” Tootgarook Primary School principal Wayne Whitworth said the school’s thoughts were “with the family following this tragic event”. “Support is being made available through the school for friends, classmates, students, staff and anyone else in our school community who may need it during this difficult time.” Ms Finch and Brodie had moved to Tootgarook about a year ago. The house they were renting is for sale. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppersvic.com.au Stephen Taylor

Crime scene: Forensic police examine the Tootgarook home after the boy’s death on Thursday of eight-year-old Brodie Moran. Pictures: Gary Sissons

‘Roadshow’ expert ANTIQUES expert Paul Atterbury will speak at the Friday 23 March meeting of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society in Mornington. The Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts is probably best known for his appearances on BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow since 1979. His talk will be The Canal Age, focusing on the development of canals in Britain, 1760s-1840s, which were said to be at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. He will explore the impact of the canals on artists, such as John Constable, and manufacturers, such as Josiah Wedgwood. New members are welcome at the lectures which are held 5.30pm, Fridays, at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington. The hour-long lectures are followed by light refreshments with the lecturer and fellow members. To book call secretary Glad Hungerford, 9787 2092. First-time visits are free. For membership details call Lorraine Borthwick, 0419 789 280.

Picnic at Flinders THE second annual Flinders community picnic will be held at Flinders ocean beach, 5pm, Saturday 17 March. Flinders and District Lions Club is staging the event with the support of Flinders Community Association and Balnarring and District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank. Access is from Golf Links Road.

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Rubbish keeps collectors busy The great divide: The Mornington Peninsula at present is zones to have a 30:70 ratio of urban development (housing, commercial and light industrial) to what is allowed in the green wedge (predominanalty agriculture and various types of farming, but also including golf courses with housing and tourims-related developments such as spas, conference centres and accommodation). Map courtesy Mornington Peninsula Shire

Green wedge under review Continued from Page 1 Cr Payne said public input into the draft management plan – essentially a review of the 2012 plan - was “an important opportunity for our community to bring forward their passions about the peninsula’s Green Wedge”. Further comment will be sought after the draft plan is released. The shire says issues facing the green wedge include: n Conservation of the natural environment and biodiversity. n Protection of landscape quality and rural character.

n Ensuring opportunities for informal outdoor recreation. n Supporting agriculture and farming. n Providing for tourism and leisure based use and development. n Accommodating rural living on existing lots. Submissions about the green wedge close 5pm Thursday 5 April and can be mailed to: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Green Wedge Management Plan, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939; mail stratplanprojects@mornpen.vic.gov.au; or complete an online survey as well as accessing discussion papers and the 2012

management plan at mornpen.vic.gov.au/ greenwedge. The green wedge management plans are also available to read in hard copy at the shire’s offices at Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville. Verbal submissions will also be heard by council at a Forward Planning Committee meeting 6.30pm Wednesday 21 March at the council offices, Besgrove Street, Rosebud (register to speak by email to planning@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 5950 1010). For further information call the shire on 5950 1448.

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AN old TV set, ceramic pipe, umbrella, bike helmet, 900-amp jump starter and two plastic drums were added to the 28 bags of general rubbish collected by BERG Mt Martha members at last week’s CleanUp Australia Day event. Also picked up were another 20 bags of discarded underclothing, dirty wipes, beer and soft drink bottles and takeaway wrappings at popular The Pillars rock jumping site. Spokesman Barry Morris said 82 volunteers turned up to help in the mass annual clean-up – including 54 adults (31 females and 23 males), 28 children, and nine BERG members, with others helping at Bird Rock beach. The big turn-out was the result of “saturation” promotion, he said. “Two young couples came separately from Melbourne because they liked our site’s location,” Mr Morris said. “They all helped us raise the awareness and profile of this year’s clean-up event.” “Member Jenny Selby came all morning and spent the extra hours helping pack up and sorting rubbish,” Mr Morris said. Others sorted out the glass and plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and paper, miscellaneous and large items collected.

“We could not separate all the numerous bits of stray plastic, as well as plastic bags, straws, lighters, bottle caps, small pieces of polystyrene and other myriad items,” Mr Morris said. Also included in the 28 bags of general rubbish were plastic bags, bits of plastic and paper, food wrappers and containers, rope, gloves, cigarette lighters and condoms. One family of helpers collected a box of cigarette butts. Also hauled out were 233 plastic drink bottles, 305 glass bottles – 256 alcoholic and 49 soft drink, 13 thongs, one bag of polystyrene bigger pieces, 332 aluminium cans – 186 alcoholic and 146 soft drink, five large balls, 10 tennis balls and five golf balls. Birdrock Beach clean-up coordinator Di Lewis said and 35 volunteers she found it difficult to get to the site because the Esplanade was closed for the Sufferfest triathlon. “It was difficult to get tables, chairs, bags in and to arrange registrations because we could not take vehicles in,” she said. “It meant several trips back and forth. It was also difficult to bring some of the full bags back from the furthest areas as they were too heavy to carry or drag.” Stephen Taylor

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Call for fox watchers THE Western Port Biosphere organisation wants volunteer citizen scientists to help keep an eye on foxes. The biosphere has been given a government grant for a two-year fox “monitoring and control” project in the northern coast area of Western Port. “Our aim is to abate the predation pressure by foxes on stock, small native fauna and ground dwelling shore birds,” executive officer Cecelia Witton said. “Photo-monitoring in the first year will assess the distribution and abundance of the red fox, which will determine the most effective areas to undertake control activities in the second year,” she said. Ms Whitton said volunteer citizen scientists would be trained to ensure the success of the program. “Landholders and community groups will be empowered to build pest monitoring and management into routine farm/land management,” she said. “Volunteers from the broader community will be trained to assist landholders and to undertake fauna identification.” The training would include using and maintaining motion-sensing cameras (supplied by the biosphere). Up to four cameras may be positioned on a property depending on its size. A workshop would be held to teach volunteers how to download photos from the cameras, identify fauna and record them on the Atlas of Living Australia. Help would also be provided to a qualified fox control contractor in the

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‘Lessons come from the journey… not the destination’ As the highest performing secondary school of academic excellence on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana College will continue to work tirelessly to develop and consolidate the many exemplary educational programs on offer. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and use their talents to achieve their personal best. 110 Harrisons Road, Dromana, VIC 3936 (Entry via Old White Hill Road) T: 03 5987 2805 E: dromana.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au W: www.dsc.vic.edu.au


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Signs to cut roadkill

Caught on camera: The Western Port Biosphere is about to start monitoring the movements of foxes. Picture: Keith Platt

second year. “The extent of involvement will be tailored to suit individuals,” Ms Whitton said. “In the long term, through coordination of biodiversity monitoring and fox control activities by citizen scientists, integrated with other stakeholder fox management, this project will contribute to a landscape scale map of all management activities, which will identify gaps in control, and determine the effectiveness of control techniques; predator/prey relationships and, the effectiveness of control activities on target species populations.” To join the Western Port Biosphere’s fox control project email admin@biosphere.org.au or call 5979 2167. Keith Platt

KANGAROOS and wallabies may be more safely crossing Mornington Peninsula roads at night thanks to a trial of electronic signs warning road users to their presence. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s traffic transport office has agreed to install temporary signs at high risk zones on Purves Road, Arthurs Seat and Jetty Road, Boneo. Similar speed indicator signs are being used for the second year running to caution motorists on the Esplanade, Mt Martha about pedestrians visiting The Pillars rock jumping site. Results of the wildlife trial will be evaluated and, if acknowledged as a success, may lead to permanent and more informative signs being installed. The Australian Wildlife Protection Council and the Mornington Peninsula Branch of the Victorian Greens pushed for the trial. “In certain areas of the peninsula, wildlife – especially kangaroos and wallabies – regularly cross roads,” Nepean Green's candidate Paul Saunders said. “This endangers the wildlife and also car users, particularly around dawn and dusk.”


You are invited to our Open Day This Saturday 17th March, 10am-3pm

Come along and enjoy live music with Issi Dye •

Free sausage sizzle and tea, coffee and scones

Village tours

Live music including our Residents’ Choir

Comprehensive information packages

Arts, crafts and woodwork exhibition

Clubhouse café open for snacks

1063 Point Nepean Rd Rosebud Phone: 5986 5845

907 Nepean Hwy Mornington Phone: 5975 9755

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13 March 2018


NEWS DESK Police patrol

Shots fired as police close in on suspects POLICE fired three shots at a stolen car during a dramatic pursuit along back roads in Red Hill, Dromana and Teurong, Friday 2 March. Two men in the car – and two others arrested earlier – were believed to have been involved in a carjacking and robbery the day before as well as another robbery, both in Rosebud. In the first incident, two teenage boys were allegedly run off Waterfall Gully Road by a stolen Toyota four-wheel-drive about midnight, Thursday 1 March. They were chased away and their car, as well as wallets, phones and power tools were stolen. The car was later found burnt out at Gunnamatta beach car park. In the second incident an hour later a couple parked near Rosebud Golf Club were robbed of their wallets and phones. Police had previously charged an 18-year-old Mornington woman, and a 15-year-old Rosebud boy, with robbery, carjacking, criminal damage by fire and theft of motor vehicle over those incidents. Both are due to face court at later dates. Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the men being sought by police – 26 and 22-year-old brothers, of Rosebud – were spotted in the stolen Toyota allegedly used in the previous incidents. They were chased several times by police in marked and unmarked cars as well as the police helicopter on the Friday afternoon. Police were forced to withdraw at various times because of the danger to other road users. A breakthrough came when the vehicle was found abandoned at a reserve in Karingal the next day, Saturday 3 March. Following a tip-off, police raided a house in Skye Road, Karingal, and allegedly found the brothers hiding in the roof space. They were arrested after a 40-minute stand-off. Both were found to have been shot in the “midleg areas” and taken to Frankston Hospital for

Pictures: Gary Sissons overnight treatment. They were last week remanded in custody – one at Frankston police station and one at the Metropolitan Remand Centre – on charges of carjacking, theft of a motor car, robbery and theft from a motor car. They will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 4 April. Professional Standards Command will look into the incident as is standard practice when shots are fired by police. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au online.

Surfboards in freeway wipeout NORTHBOUND lanes on Peninsula Link were completely closed on Saturday afternoon (3 March), after a serious accident involving a motorcyclist. Leading Senior Constable Brian Smith of Somerville Highway Patrol said that the accident occurred near the Cranbourne-Frankston road turnoff just before 3pm after surfboards fell from the top of a car. “The boards came off the top of the car, and the other cars had braked to avoid a collision,” he said. “As the cars had started to brake, the cyclist was changing lanes. It was a really unfortunate accident.” Police said the motorcyclist struck one of the

braking cars and suffered initially life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to The Alfred hospital, where his condition is now considered serious but stable. The incident occurred four days before the motorcyclist’s 6Oth birthday. The scene was attended by police, ambulance crew, and SES members. Use of the freeway was cut off at Golf Links Road, causing traffic chaos throughout the rest of the afternoon. Police said the driver of the car from which the surfboards became detached is expected to be charged with having an insecure load. Brodie Cowburn

Childcare continues at Mornington Community House Mornington Peninsula Shire has stepped in to ensure childcare services will continue at Mornington Community House following the local community house ceasing its operations on 2 March. Council will run the kindergarten program for 3-year olds and occasional child care, with services resuming from Tuesday 13 March.


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Council remains focussed on ensuring community services formerly offered by the centre remain available in the short-term, as well as supporting staff, clients and the community. Discussions continue regarding other programs at the centre, with the aim to continue same services at same venue, wherever possible. Parents seeking further information may call: 5950 1099



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Have your say Road safety in Dromana, Hastings and Rosebud Over 100 people attended a series of community meetings regarding proposed road safety improvements in Hastings, Dromana and Rosebud as part of the Safer Residential Areas Project. We are inviting all members of the community to attend a presentation of proposed road safety treatments for these townships. Proposed road safety improvements include: roundabouts, raised platforms, crossings and signage. Being a Towards Zero municipality the Shire aims to create a safe road system including safer roads and roadsides, safer speeds, safer vehicles and safer road use. Submissions close Friday 30 March, 2018.

Have your say Attend a community workshop in your local area Dromana Monday 19 March, 5 pm and 6 pm, Dromana Bay Life Saving Club Hastings Wednesday 21 March, 5 pm and 6 pm, Hastings Community Hub Rosebud Thursday 22 March, 5 pm and 6 pm, Rosebud Memorial Small Hall You can also provide your thoughts in writing or online: mornpen.vic.gov.au/roadsafety Attention: Road Safety Infrastructure Strategy Mornington Peninsula Shire Private Bag 1000 Rosebud VIC 3939

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Beach day’s miles of smiles MORE than 200 volunteers were on hand to help 75 surfers spend time among the waves at Point Leo on Saturday 4 March. The surf day was the second held this year by the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula. It will also be the last event before completion of a viewing platform and wheelchair ramp now taking shape between two sand dunes near Point Leo Lifesaving Club. As usual, teams of volunteers (“blue shirts”) formed a human channel to the shore within which the surfers could safely travel to the beach. The surfers lay, sat and stood on the surfboards which were “anchored” and steered by a DSAMP-trained member. Specially designed soft doughnut cushions help keep the surfers comfortable and wheelchairs fitted with wide, inflated tyres are used to ferry the surfers to and from the water’s edge. The DSAMP was keeping to its aim of putting “smiles on dials”.

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Street race has winners and losers Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au THE triathlon which turned Mt Martha’s main road into a racetrack last weekend was described as an overwhelming success by organisers and a blow to business by traders. “It was a sell-out with 650 competitors – including 100 kids on the Saturday – and we couldn’t have fitted any more in,” said Sufferfest owner Scott Hollow, who runs similar events all over Australia. “We have got feedback from competitors and just about all said it was one of the best they had been in – on perhaps the best course in Australia.” The triathlon saw the Esplanade between Mt Martha and Mornington closed for six hours on Sunday. The organiser paid $160 for a permit from Mornington Peninsula Shire which was not formally issued until three days before the event. VicRoads gave Sufferfest free use of roads but did not suspend normal road rules. Mr Hollow, a Mt Martha resident, estimated the event drew 2000 people to the area over the 3-4 March weekend – with 10 per cent from interstate and about half from outside Mt Martha. “It must have been good for local businesses.” But traders saw the day through different eyes. Butcher Ken Roane and IGA supermarket owner Rod Allen both said they were down on sales – especially on the Sunday. “We were really knocked around – probably down 30-40 per cent,” Mr Roane said. “We were down probably

A competitor in the Mt Martha triathlon passes the the Watson Road/Esplanade intersection. Bikes were stored in the gravel car park opposite the shopping centre. Picture: Keith Platt “Road rules ignored in race to finish” Page 16 50 customers because the competitors took up all the car parks. “Saturday wasn’t too bad, but we may as well have shut up shop on the Sunday. “Customers either couldn’t get to the shop or couldn’t get a parking space.” Mr Allen estimated the event caused a three per cent loss in sales. “It didn’t

affect us as much as I thought,” he said. “There was a bit of a downturn, but we have been down lately. Our customers may have done some pre-shopping before the weekend.” The clash of dates with the 19-yearold Clean-Up Australia Day left many organisers scratching their heads. “It just shouldn’t have happened,” Bird

Rock beach coordinator Di Lewis said. “We can’t understand why Mornington Peninsula Shire doesn’t have a coordinated program showing which events are on and if they will clash.” The mix-up prompted some soulsearching among councillors. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the council was “very concerned and is

seeking some changes to the way we do things so we are all on the ‘same page. There was some confusion,” he said. “We thought we had fixed it up last year but there was a clash again. We have asked officers to review our procedures so it doesn’t happen again.” Mr Hollow said the race, which had shire, police and VicRoads’ permits, was well run and that competitors had complied with road rules. He was unaware of issues at the Watson Road and Esplanade intersection where pedestrians – some with young children and others with fishing roads – were forced to run the gauntlet or risk being run down even when red pedestrian lights indicated all vehicles shouls stop. “We had marshals at that crossing and there was never an issue,” he said. VicRoads said competitors in road races such as the triathlon “must obey road rules … in events where exemptions have not been given”. None had been given for the weekend’s event. Mr Hollow said he was confident the triathlon would be held again next year but “later in March; probably not on Clean-Up Australia Day”. Dual Hawaii Iron Man winner Levi Maxwell won Sunday’s marquee event: the Mt Martha Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon consisting of a 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre ride and 21.1 kilometre run, in a time of 4:05:55. He was followed home by Nathan Buschkuehl, Gerard Wild, Matt Clark and Jackson Brazzale. The first female was Kate Bramley in 5:02:32.

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Road rules ignored in race to the finish ROAD rules were ignored near the epicentre of Sunday’s Mt Martha Triathlon. There was little evidence of the normal courtesies or cautions shown by cyclists, motorists and pedestrians at the corner of Watson Road and the Esplanade. VicRoads has told The News that it gave no permission for road rules to be ignored, but as the photographic evidence shows, in just 15 minutes one young boy was nearly run over by a cyclist (who did yell out a warning) and had to be comforted by his mother; several cars were driven through the supposedly blocked street; cyclists and walkers ignored red lights at the pedestrian crossing; and cars were parked up to four abreast in Watson Road. The shire’s website said the road would be closed only on the Saturday. There appeared to be no triathlon marshals at the crossing. There is a 50kph speed limit in that section of the Esplanade, although cyclists coming along the downhill straight towards Mornington from the Dominion Road intersection appeared to be travelling much faster. Those approaching Watson Road from the bridge over Balcombe Creek were travelling much slower as they prepared to turn left into the triathlon bike storage area which occupied the entire gravel car park opposite the shops. Further up Watson Road on the Sunday before midday flags were placed on the road to denote a barrier between traffic and triathlon runners. The shire charges the triathlon $160 for a permit to use public infrastructure while VicRoads does not charge for the six hours it allows the Esplanade to be closed. The organisers say the triathlon “generates thousands for the local economy”, but traders report smaller turnovers than normal. The sealed car park behind the shopping strip was full by 8am. Keith Platt

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Fantastic Seaside Escape • Beautiful interior full of natural light • Open plan living areas with vaulted ceilings • Outdoor entertaining areas • Stainless-steel benchtops and appliances to the kitchen

44 William Road, Blairgowrie Auction: Sat 7th April at 2:30pm Position Perfect • Approx. 450 meters to walking tracks & beach • Lightly treed 532m2 (approx) parcel of land • A rare opportunity to build in this sought-after area • Make this exclusive coastal lifestyle yours today

Sam Crowder - Your Area Expert Servicing Rye, Tootgarook, Blairgowrie & Sorrento mpnews.com.au

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PICTURESQUE PRESENCE IN THE BLAIRGOWRIE AVENUES HIGHLY sophisticated and sensitive to the elements, this master class in home building is prominently set on a superb 1014 square metre block close to the beach and shops. The interior philosophy of design-led beachside living blends seamlessly with distinctive exterior spaces, and as you pass the well-manicured and landscaped entrance to be greeted by a sculptured olive screen, you cannot help but be impressed by the fresh and welcoming hallway with wide corridors, high ceilings and extra wide honey-toned European Oak floorboards. The multi- tiered home takes you on a wonderful journey where volumes of space and a subdued natural colour palette are your guides. To the right as you enter is a home office and then you step up to two bedrooms either side of the hallway. The stunning cantilevered master bedroom has a stylish ensuite with both overlooking a well-planned central courtyard and entertaining space incorporating the magnificent in-ground pool. Complete with double head walk-in shower and free standing bath, the master bedroom also boasts an enormous walk-in wardrobe. Nothing has been overlooked inside or out to ensure comfortable living for family and friends with two living areas perfectly set up for formal or casual occasions. Huge windows deliver a one-two combination of masterful space and light, with the main open plan lounge showcasing a fabulous black butt timber feature wall, gas fire and overhead fans. Double glazed retractable doors open to embrace the expansive outdoor entertaining terrace. A second living room leads to a rear deck and down to the garden where a private gate leads to Stringer Reserve. Opening from this second lounge are two more bedrooms with built-in robes sharing an elegant family bathroom. A gourmet kitchen will inspire all with a range of quality appliances by Smeg perfectly complemented by a large Carrara marble topped breakfast bar. There is also a walk in pantry, and the high gloss two-pack cabinetry is nicely contrasted by lovely oat coloured panels. From the street is a double garage with storage wall and racking for all the beach equipment.n



ADDRESS: 41 Macfarlan Avenue, BLAIRGOWRIE FOR SALE: Price On Application DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Stephen Brown 0401 666 100 Briggs Shaw Real Estate, 2831 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie, 5988 8391 mpnews.com.au

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If you’re looking for a sign......here it is! Thinking about selling? It’s a big decision and choosing the right agent is paramount to a successful sale! Selling your home with me is easy …

There’s no fan fare, there’s no hype

......except the one I make about your property What you will get is an outstanding level of service, brilliant communication, a stress free experience, the right advice to get your home ‘market ready’ and a commitment to achieving an exceptional result for you! With a trail of happy clients behind me and an awesome support team working beside me, why not give me a call and “experience the difference experience makes”.

Susan Clavin 0417 141 007

susan.clavin@eview.com.au Proudly Serving the beautiful Mornington Peninsula eview.com.au mpnews.com.au

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New Listing

Rosebud 145 First Avenue

A Beautifully Renovated Home * Stunning light filled kitchen with quality stainless-steel appliances, Victorian Ash timber bench tops and Italian handmade tiles * Spacious light & bright living area opening out to a deck * Master bedroom with renovated ensuite & BIR * 2 more bedrooms with BIR’s * Large contemporary family bathroom with double vanity * Renovated laundry * Polished floorboards throughout * Gas log fire & reverse-cycle air conditioning * 3 separate outdoor entertaining decks * Plenty of off street parking * Low maintenance landscaped gardens * Outdoor shower with hot and cold water * Perfect for first home buyers, down-sizers & investors





PRICE $600,000

Clare Black 0409 763 261 Craig Leo 0412 502 938

INSPECT As Advertised

Rosebud 5986 8880


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Rosebud Beach Box 176

Rosebud 163 First Avenue





AUCTION Sat 31st March at 12:30pm

* Formal living with gas log fire * Study or fourth bedroom * Master bedroom with WIR and ensuite * Open plan kitchen/dining/family room * Vaulted ceilings * Kitchen with dishwasher * Secluded outdoor entertaining * Sparkling central bathroom


Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Tullie Roberts 0432 281 566 Rosebud 5986 8880




* As new townhouse close to shops and beach * Open plan living/dining area * Kitchen with gas cooking and stone bench tops * Main bedroom with semi ensuite and walk in robe * Two bedrooms upstairs with built in robes * Reverse cycle air-conditioning * Decked undercover alfresco area * Single remote garage with internal access * 157sqm (approx) block


Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Rosebud 5986 8880

New Listing

Capel Sound 20 The Helm



* Neat brick veneer home on 345sqm approx lot * Open plan living and kitchen * Freshly painted and updated carpets * Three bedrooms, two with BIR’s * Sparkling central bathroom * Rear of the home is fully paved for low maintenance living and al fresco entertaining



Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

Rosebud 160 Third Avenue

Rosebud 2/31 Hope Street


* Literally located at the waters edge * Fully refurbished & secure brick bathing box * Ideally located close to all amenities and service * Opposite Rosebud Plaza * Fully fitted including a changing room * Large brick deck areas to the front * Absolute prime position and perfectly maintained


* Nine residences, each with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and parking for 2 * HURRY, ONLY FOUR LEFT! * Long list of luxury inclusions * Self titled, No Body Corporate * Fully landscaped * Completion expected November 2018 * MASSIVE STAMP DUTY SAVINGS


FOR SALE PRICE Contact Agent INSPECT View Plans By Appointment CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

Rye 19 Iolanda Street



FOR SALE PRICE $490,000 - $530,000 INSPECT By Appointment CONTACT Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Tullie Roberts 0432 281 566 Rosebud 5986 8880

* Magnificent elevated 1,236sqm (approx.) allotment * 10 minute walk to Rye & Tyrone foreshores * Rare offering in an exclusive location * Views to Sorrento, Rye and the bay * Cleared of all trees ready to go

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

FOR SALE PRICE $440,000 - $480,000 INSPECT By Appointment CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880


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Dromana 18-20 Harrison Street

Auction This Saturday

Rosebud 75 Ocean Street

New Listing



AUCTION Saturday 31st March at 2:00pm

* Located less than 100m to the Dromana Foreshore * In the heart of the Dromana CBD * Absolute prime development opportunity * 1702m2 approx. vacant land * Three street frontages * Located only 1 hour from the Melbourne CBD via the toll free Peninsula Link * First time available in approx. 100 years


Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Clare Black 0409 763 261

New Listing

McCrae 3/14 Williams Street




* Spotless 2 bedroom unit * Ideal retirement niche or savvy investment * Open plan lounge/dining kitchen area * Low maintenance courtyard * Single lock up garage * Reverse cycle heating/cooling * Currently tenanted at $310pw

AUCTION Saturday 7th April at 11:00am INSPECT As Advertised CONTACT

Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Clare Black 0409 763 261


* Approx. 650m2 block close to the foreshore * Plans and permits approved for a 2 storey, 4 bedroom townhouse and a single storey 3 bedroom townhouse, both with double garages * Existing property is a very neat 2 bedroom home * Hardwood floors & all services connected * Rental expectancy approx. $300 - $320 per week


AUCTION Sat 17th March at 2:00pm

* 530sqm (approx. block * Freshly painted throughout * Polished floorboards * Two large bedrooms * Formal living area * Kitchen with meals area * Sub-division potential (STCA) * Perfect home for first home buyers and renovators


Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Tullie Roberts 0432 281 566 Rosebud 5986 8880

Auction This Saturday

Balnarring Beach 22 Balnarring Beach Road




AUCTION Sunday 18th March at 1:00pm

* 647sqm (approx.) block * Planning approval to build two townhouses * Each townhouse to feature open plan living & dining area, alfresco entertaining area, master bedroom with FES & WIR plus two more bedrooms and a main bathroom, study and second lounge.


As Advertised

CONTACT Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Rosebud 5986 8880

Auction This Saturday

Rosebud 20 Second Avenue

Rosebud 14 Woonton Crescent





AUCTION Sat 24th Mar. at 12:30pm INSPECT As Advertised CONTACT

Clare Black 0409 763 261 Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Rosebud 5986 8880



* 390m2 approx. block close to the foreshore * Immaculately presented 3 bedroom rendered double brick home * Terracotta tiles and ornate features * North facing living area and robed bedrooms * Gas heating * Side & rear access to a single garage * Possible bay views with a second storey extension (STCA)

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

AUCTION Sat 17th Mar. at 12:30pm INSPECT

As Advertised


Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880


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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888 Mornington Auction this Saturday


28 Dava Drive, Mornington Brilliantly positioned in beachside Mornington virtually opposite the vibrant village atmosphere of Dava Drive shops and minutes from the beachfront, this three-bedroom single-level residence set on a secure low-maintenance block is a fabulous introduction into an exclusive Mornington lifestyle. Polished floorboards provide a timeless backdrop to a sun-filled open-plan living and dining zone; while the kitchen is designed to perform. Featuring double gates to a double carport, bathroom, wood fireplace, split system air conditioning and external roller shutters, this is a fabulous first home, ready to go rental or downsize option close to schools, Bentons Square and clifftop walking trails.

Auction Saturday 17th March 11:00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A3 B1 C2 bowmanandcompany.com.au


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24 Shipman Street

SAFETY BEACH 30 South Harbour Esplanade

“The Pelican”

Ever Changing Views

Renovated to perfection with attention to detail paramount, this beautifully presented home offers all the feel and style Coastal life on the Peninsula offers. The well designed floor plan centers around the open kitchen and dining area with soaring ceiling which flows seamlessly through bi-fold doors onto the alfresco area.

This architecturally designed 4 bedroom 2 bathroom family home cleverly combines design and high end finishes with effortless flow including hydronic heating, feature fireplace, floorboards and lounge area capturing an abundance of natural light offering a range of indoor/outdoor living opportunities. A forever changing view 30 South Harbour is a must see.

Price: $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

Price: $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 Contact: Jules Alexander 0401 255 555


ROSEBUD 386 Waterfall Gully Road


4 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car

4 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car

1/169 Bayview Road 3 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car

3 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car

The Getaway Lifestyle

Serene Bush Retreat

Brand sparkling new! Townhouse with a homely feel. 3 bedroom with large configured kitchen. The home boasts light and ambience. Low maintenance with courtyard and alfresco. Will suit retirees, small family and investors alike.

Set in a private Sanctuary of garden & foliage with a sizeable kitchen and open plan living concept. This opportunity presents the Peninsula lifestyle most can only dream of. Please contact Jules Alexander on 0401 255 555 for further information or to arrange inspection.

Call Jules for more information today! Open by appointment. Price: $690,000 - $725,000 Contact: Jules Alexander 0401 255 555

Price: Forthcoming Auction Sat 24th of March 2018 @ 11:30am Contact: Jules Alexander 0401 255 555

SAFETY BEACH 30 Oceanic Drive

RYE 90 Valley Drive

Home is where the heart is

Coastal Getaway

Be part of a family friendly neighbourhood and admire the classic exterior and be impressed by this 4 bedroom home with integrated indoor and outdoor living for all weather. Omega appliances, ducted vacuuming, feature fireplace, generous living area create smart zoning and theatre room. Premium features enhance every room. Live every day in a holiday lifestyle.

Located only minutes from the Rye shopping precinct and beach front, this fantastic property presents as a quiet retreat for use as a holiday house, permanent residence or investment.

Price: $990,000 - $1,099,000 Contact: Jules Alexander 0401 255 555

Price: $650,000 Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

3 Bed l 1 Bath l 2 Car

4 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car

Purpose built as a holiday home by the current owner, it has been well looked after and is on the market for the first time.

RYE 3 Roberts Street

RYE 36 Woomera Street

Walk to Beach and Shops!

Spectacular Views across the Peninsula!

4 Bed l 2 Bath

3 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car


Located only a short walk to the main Street and beach, this property is ideal for those buyers wanting the convenience of being close to all Rye has to offer yet far enough away for peace and quiet when required.

With plenty of scope for improvements, this property would make an ideal permanent home, investment or holiday getaway.


This custom build features a considered design to emphasise the stunning views over the valley treetops to the back beach dunes and across to Arthurs Seat. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to secure your own beautiful piece of the stunning Mornington Peninsula Price: Contact Agent Contact: Jay Furniss 0419 728 225

Price: Contact Agent Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

Call the team that gets you the best result! When you list your property with an Eview Group agent, you list with the entire multi-brand network, exposing your property to more buyers and achieving better results. 2361 Point Nepean Road, Rye | 1377 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud | 5985 0000 | rye.eview.com.au mpnews.com.au

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Holiday Short Stay & Long Term Residential Property Management





Holiday Rentals

Permanent Rentals

Karin 0409 597 508

Katie 0411 024 458

Melodie 0447 733 608

Courtney 5985 0012

getawaymorningtonpeninsula.com.au mpnews.com.au

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‘Servicing the entire Southern Peninsula’

Welcome to the team

Sandy McLay

Nerida Jewell

Katie Eldridge

Daniel Oldstein

Sales Consultant

Commercial Property Manager

Business Development Manager

0438 551 674

5985 0000



0411 024 458

Licensed Estate Agent



Sandy is an established Real Estate Agent who is passionate about her role as a trusted advisor to both her Vendors and Buyers.

Nerida has been working in the Real Estate industry since 2000 in various administrative rolls.

Katie has been a fantastic property manager since she joined Eview Group - Southern Peninsula in 2016.

Nerida is excited to take on a new challange and get into Commercial real estate.

Katie’s strong organisational skills, honest ethical and professional approach to the industry allows her to stay in control of a busy role.

Daniel comes from a family with a strong real estate heritage that has been well known on the Mornington Peninsula since the early 1990’s.

Dedicated and focused, Sandy possesses an outstanding work ethic and will strive for the best result by going the extra mile at all times. Her empathic, bubbly nature is an attraction for all who conduct business with her and the reason she gets such repeat business. We are very excited to have Sandy join our team and begin to make new ‘clients for life’ from the Rosebud office.

Nerida’s role will include managing our current commercial properties in Rye, Rosebud, Tootgarook, Mornington & Sorrento as well as prospecting for new commercial properties to manage. Nerida likes to keep busy and is ready to tackle all facets of her new role with enthusiasm and hard work.

Katie is now expanding her role with the company. As well as her role as one of the Senior property managers at the Rye office she is also now taking on the role of the Business Development Manager for the property management department for both the Rye & Rosebud office’s.

0458 598 563

Daniel has been with Eview Group Southern Peninsula since 2014. Daniel’s goal has been to learn every aspect of the business and absorb as much knowledge as possible so that he can be can help a potential vendor or buyer with any questions they may have. Most recently Dan has spent two and a half years in marketing & sales administration Daniel is now ready to make his mark as a sales agent.

List with one, sell with all When you list your property with a Eview Group member agency, you list with the entire multi-brand network, exposing your property to more buyers & tenants and achieving better results.

2361 Point Nepean Road, Rye. 1377 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud. mpnews.com.au

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Residential, Land, Commercial, Rural, Industrial - Since 1946

SORRENTO 38 Hotham Road

SORRENTO 881 Melbourne Road



A stunning part of the Sorrento history, built in 1887, and today a state of the art modern home. Nestled 150 metres from the town centre, this home is unique and will remain so. Boasting 4 bedrooms and 4 luxurious bathrooms you will have enough room for the whole family to enjoy. A blend of limestone and weatherboard exterior sets the pace of this modern Hampton style residence which is meticulously designed to be functional yet exude class throughout. This personal oasis awaits you.

Circa 1880, this superbly restored heritage listed limestone residence retains original to exude all the charm of yesteryear. Comprising three suites, each with its own exquisite bathrooms complete with double spa,there are separate lounge and dining areas plus a kitchen with adjoining meals space is graced by two stunning feature limestone walls and quarry tile flooring. There are front and rear outdoor areas, and parking accommodation at the front of the property. Eastcliff is set on 724M2, of cottage gardens both front and at the rear.

Private Sale Contact: Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

For Sale: $1,750,000 Contact: Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

BLAIRGOWRIE 22 Adelaide Street

TUERONG 265 Balnarring Road








To be sold as a going concernm this vast family-run farm with layout offering huge potential for further or varied development

With the waters edge at your doorstep and the village only short stroll away we are proud to offer this magnificent property for sale. Set on a lovely elevated allotment this property offers privacy and peace along with a light filled home comprising 3 bedrooms,1 bathroom, polished concrete floors, spacious living and tranquil outdoor patio. A beautifully presented home with a great feel and a location second to none is on offer here. Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Saturday March 31 at 12pm 10% Deposit, Bal 30/ 60 Days Sat 1-1.30pm & Sun 11-11.30am Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye.

Ph 5985 2351

78 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Ph 5984 4177 mpnews.com.au

• 26 acre planting of 4,000 mature olive trees • Commercial sheds, with olive oil processing plant, parking & roadways • Reticulated water supply from 24 megalitre (approx ) dam • Approx 60 acres comprising 4 fenced paddocks for further cultivation or alternate use. • 3 phase power supply • Main road frontage For Sale: Around $3,500,000 Contact: Max Prentice 0419 304 707


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Residential, Land, Commercial, Rural, Industrial - Since 1946

RYE 6 Monte Vista

RYE 14 Nerissa Street



Spotless older style home that just exudes character and charm. Set in a quiet court location, the home offers 2 large bedrooms, kitchen dining living area, updated bathroom and lock up garage. Features gas heating, cooling, polished timber floors, front and rear decks with rural and treetop views and established garden surrounds. Presenting a great opportunity for the first home buyer or investor looking to take advantage of the thriving holiday letting market. Land Size 693m2 (approx.)

Cleverly designed for free-flowing indoor to outdoor living around a spectacular in-ground pool and alfresco dining area, this contemporary residence is truly a great entertainer. Featuring 4 bedrooms, all with WIR’s, the larger master suite has FES and also accesses a sunny timber deck. A separate self-contained bungalow is perfect for guest accommodation or extended family, and there is a three car garage. All privately set on an easy-care, fully fenced allotment with sealed drive. An impressive package that encompasses what coastal living is all about.

For Sale: $495,000 - $535,000 Contact: Michael Christodoulou 0419 003 685

For Sale: $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

RYE 15 Maori Street

RYE 32 St Andrews Drive



This 1363m2 (approx) property, held by the same family for over 50 years, lends itself to further development (STCA) or building an executive retreat of grand proportions leaving room to create a large outdoor entertaining area as desired. The house comprises 2-3 bedrooms, open plan living & rumpus, full bathroom & carport plus detached garage and other sheds. Don’t miss this exclusive, prime township opportunity!

Blessed with natural light streaming in this beachy coastal abode offers a picture perfect view from every window. Set on a large landscaped low maintenance block that assures privacy, the home has a structural steel subframe making ease of any further improvements. Comprising of two bedrooms, renovated bathroom, and a living area opening to an entertaining deck. Walking distance to Tyrone Foreshore, this one is ideal for that lock and leave weekender, or take advantage of the thriving holiday rental market.






Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Saturday April 7 at 2:00pm 10% Deposit, Bal 30/ 60 Days Sat & Sun 1-1:30pm Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye.

Ph 5985 2351

78 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Ph 5984 4177 mpnews.com.au

For Sale: $580,000 - $630,000 Contact: Michael Christodoulou 0419 003 685


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Friday 23rd March at 11am On Site 8/38 New Street, Frankston

New Beginnings


Popular size for owner occupiers & investors

Front & rear roller doors (rear access via Baldwyn St)

Vacant possession

Front office/ showroom

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

Term of Sale: 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60 days


SOLID demand for retail shops along the main street of Mornington continues to provide strong returns for investors. 108 Main Street was recently leased to a skincare specialist for $81,000 per year on a three year term, with two further three year options. “The 82 square metre shop was leased at a rate of about $988 per square metre with minimal incentive.” Tanya Scagliarini of Nichols Crowder explains. “This is a great indicator towards the continual strength and attraction of Main Street Mornington. We are also seeing a desire from local and national tenants to have a presence here in Mornington, which all adds to the popularity and appeal of the region."n

James Dodge 0488 586 896 Richard Wraith 0419 564 528

1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

The Peninsula’s Leading Commercial & Industrial Agency For Sale

For Lease

3/32 Henry Wilson Drive, Capel Sound

Building area: 178m2* High clearance warehouse Toilet & kitchenette Container height roller door

Total building area189m2*

Building area 202m2*

Ground floor retail 113m2

High clearance warehouse

First floor residence/office/ storage (STCA)

Staff amenities

Large paved yard at rear with a car space

For Lease

Shops 5 & 6/ 8 Edward Street, Somerville

Take 1 Or Take Both

Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Standalone Retail/ Office

Large Retail Shop in Busy Location

Building Area: 140m2*

Heating/ cooling/ toilets/ kitchenette

Suit retail, office, medical ect (STPA)

Ample car parking

$2,333.33 pcm + GST + outgoings conjunctional agent


Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

For Sale Or Lease

Huge frontage with expansive rear garden

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300


For Lease

2 shops of app. 55m2 each

$1,350.00pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300

1/10 Eramosa Road East, Somerville

1525 Frankston Flinders Road, Tyabb

Suitable for retail/ office/ consulting


Affordable rental, tenant seeking to sell their fit-out

Off street car parking *approx. Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Rare Double Storey Shop

$420,000 - $450,000

Electric roller shutter door

$1,613pcm + GST + outgoings *approx.

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

79 Main Street, Mornington

Affordable Office/ Warehouse

Brand New Warehouse

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300

For Lease

9 Satu Way, Mornington

Simon Southey 0403 924 104

5925 6005

4/230 Main St, Mornington 3931

110m2* retail shop Neighbouring banks / shopping centre/ transport Invest or owner occupier Lease $28,200pcm (excellent terms offered ) *approx. Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562

Contact agent for sale price *approx. James Dodge 0488 586 896

9775 1535

9559 3888

1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs 3201 Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

358 South Rd, Moorabbin 3189


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Business Sale - Rye



For Sale - Mornington Peninsula



• A1 tenant with long lease • Recent upgrade of all equipment on site • Currently leased as successful carwash • Excellent long term investment

• Pristine location opposite Rye beach • Long lease on offer • Huge floor space of approx. 1196sqm • Consists of dining area with stage, outdoor beer garden, function room and expansive kitchen. • Hallowed ground for national and international live music

Sale Price: $699,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

FOR SALE: $380,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale- Red Hill


• Unique retail business in picturesque Red Hill • Stockist of exclusive clothing brands, jewellery, perfumes and homewares. • Individually sourced products from around the world. • Long lease package available.

• To be purchased as a whole or as individual offices. • Ideal Superannuation Investment • A-grade tenants with long leases • Net income of approx. $119,000pa • Lift Access/Balcony



FOR SALE: $50,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease- Mornington

For Sale or Lease - Mornington


STORAGE • Smack in the middle of Mornington CBD • Drive your car directly to Storage unit door. • Park and unload from your own loading bay • Approx 7.5mx2.3m with high ceiling




• Beautiful brand new office fit out • Entry and exit off Main St and Blamey Place • Kitchen, toilet facilities, reception area and data cabling. • Use of common boardroom • Office sizes from approx 10.73sqm to 17.55sqm • Office prices from $195pw to $350pw


FOR LEASE: CONTACT AGENT Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease – Mornington

FOR SALE Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease – Rosebud

Business Sale – Mount Eliza

Sale Price: $79,950 Lease Price $480pcm+GST Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Properties For Lease OFFICES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) 1/26 McLaren Place

From $185pw+GST inc OG From $195pw

2/10 Blamey Place - varying sizes

Suites on McLaren • Month to month tenancies available • Small Office spaces overlooking Mornington Centro • Outgoings and WiFi included • Lift Access / Kitchen and bathroom facilities

Lease Price: Contact Agent Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Hastings

Hospitality Opportunity

Drastically Reduced to Lease

• Prime Position in Mount Eliza Village • Plant and Equipment sale, Walk in Walk out • Fantastic kitchen and bar fit out • Keep as is, or do your own thing

• 300sqm factory with high clearance • Street frontage opposite Bunnings for great exposure • Kitchen and Bathroom amenities with shower • Private driveways with car parking

Sale Price: Contact Agents Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Lease Price: $2,500pcm+GST+OG each Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Business Sale- Sorrento

Business Sale - Mornington

6/356 Main Street - 105sqm


11 Railway Grove – Varying sizes

Price On Application

4/15 Carbine Way - From 12sqm Suite 2, Level 3/28 Main Street -14sqm

From $750pcm+GST $1,300pcm+GST+SF

FACTORIES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) 16 Peacock Rd Somerville – 200sqm


16 Peacock Rd Somerville – 250sqm


10 Thamer Street Rosebud – 300sqm


SHOPS FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified) Main Street - 210sqm


68-74 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento - 72sqm


118 Main Street - 575sqm

Price on Application

STORAGE (Mornington unless specified)

Opportunity Awaits

• Located in the heart of High Street Hastings • High foot traffic close to post office, banks & newsagent • Popular café with funky décor, friendly staff & great menu • Great long term lease package

Sale Price: $59,950 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

PH: (03) 5977 2255 mpnews.com.au

Mornington Bakery • Popular business with loyal clientile • Ideal opportunity to establish yourself in this location. • Very attractive leasing package • Positioned next door to Aldi

Sale Price: Contact Agent Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

18/10 Blamey Place – 17.5sqm

Sorrento Restaurant

• Long established Restaurant and Bar • Private accommodation boastinghotel style apartment • Ideally located opposite Sorrento beach • Great takings and lease package

Sale Price: $399,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169



MISCELLANEOUS: Mornington Golf Club – 200sqm


Contact: Office on 5977 2255

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Build bigger pool and have no regrets later In regard to the seemingly never ending debate about the southern peninsula swimming pool/ aquatic centre, I would firstly point out that I would be most unlikely to use such a facility. Accordingly, I’m not overly fussed whether it is built or not. Nevertheless, if a pool is to be built, surely it would make sense to “go the whole hog” and build a 50m pool? Sure it will be more expensive than a 25m pool, but nowhere near as expensive as extending it later on. The world is full of home renovators, extenders and developers who regret cutting corners further down the track, just to save money. Mornington Peninsula residents pay enough in rates and other charges, so why not go for state of the art, rather than second best? Denis Mason, Sorrento

Time for a change I have always been against the southern peninsula pool, given so little rain with climate change, the short and long-term expenses, and the fact we have Port Phillip close for pleasure and training to an elementary standard (which most schools use for a variety of water sports, not just swimming) and the Colchester Road, Rosebud pool for training to a national standard. Under the current narrow business case neither [the 50m or 25m] pool offers facilities beyond play and would destroy an existing pool business economically. Neither pool will accommodate the up to 110 people an hour expected; lucky if 10-60 people attend – two classes for a few hours a day. Frankston’s pool has had severe maintenance problems and Hastings is still a horrendous cost to ratepayers. Similar will happen [at Rosebud]. Environmentally, neither pool is zero carbon emissions or carbon draw down to meet less than

1.5°C emission targets; and where will the water come from with less than 20 per cent average rainfall in the past six months, which usually comes in storm dumps which destroy reservoirs and infrastructure? Lies and deceptions have been propagated about the shire pool which, from the start, has proved unviable environmentally, socially and commercially. Unfortunately, reason and integrity are not foremost in the regional governance or very small group of shire supporters: conformity, that is power and thoughtlessness, are. If you don’t sign these petitions you are socially excluded from participating in groups and trolled. Essentially, bullying rules. Yet, we are all attached to the same needs for clean water, air and soil for our health and destroying all four under these continued business fantasies means all vertebrates die. We need a change, and a change in our voting, to thinking and care. Kaye Mackay, Rye

Bigger a better win Unfortunately, Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have put themselves in a “no win”situation over the proposed “Rosebud aquatic facility”. History shows they have already put themselves in this position with their procrastination for many years. Now a no win situation. No pool and people will complain. A 25m pool and people will complain. A 50m pool and people will complain. All will have their relevant and justifiable points. I notice that Alan Nelson of the ratepayers association (a friend of mine) is “against” a 50m pool (“Pool shambles” Letters 6/3/18). His points are justifiable and on the point of “will our rates increase and by what amount?” the

shire is not saying. The point of most of the shire’s ratepayers that will use such a facility, while relevant, is not a point that should be used against a 50m pool. Yes, the southern peninsula, within a 15 kilometre radius from the proposed site is proportionally low for what would be the “ideal” population - at present. The southern peninsula area is growing rapidly. My point has always been that if a 25m pool was constructed it would be (basically) a “recreational” pool and be severely limited in its capability to provide for many aquatic activities and sporting events that require a 50m complex. If managed and promoted correctly it may come close to breaking even. I believe we should plan for the future. Sport and recreation is vital for any community; for all the community and for all its needs. Andrew Raff, Fingal

Logic against 50m pool Good grief. What part of getting a pool, just not a 50m pool, don’t these people understand? A simplistic “I want one” doesn’t stack up to the sound logic a “retired businessman” and countless others have put out there (“Olympic heritage” Letters 6/3/18). The analogy of all the pools in Portsea is silly. The people of Portsea used their own money to have them installed, they did not ask their neighbours to chip in. The push for a 50m pool has been instigated, without sound thinking, by four councillors and their supporters who, incidentally, are the usual suspects in the pool on the Rosebud foreshore farce of which some of were members of the “grey army” and who settled for a 25m pool. By demanding a 50m pool, they are in conflict with the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s “three pool policy” which included Mornington along with Hastings and Rosebud. So what these pro50m pool people are telling all you Morningtonians is to “suck it up princess”, we want a bigger pool so you’re not getting one. Please people, you have seen the sound reasoning against the larger pool, so do listen to it and let common sense prevail. Future swimming Olympic gold medallists from Rosebud is no argument for a larger pool. John Cain, McCrae

Advertise CEO’s job Bob Robinson sent a well-timed warning to Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors to pay close attention to the appointment of a CEO when the contract of the incumbent[Carl Cowie] expires (“Take care when deciding on contract for CEO” Letters 6/3/18). I hope that current councillors do not make the same error as previous councillors did on two occasions by not advertising the position. In those two instances the council quietly behind closed doors simply reappointed the incumbent on a significantly increased financial package. Councillors were told at the time that they could not divulge anything that occurred during that process and that if they did divulge anything they would be subjected to legal action. So much for open and accountable process. Of course it is rare that secrets remain hidden and the minutes of the second secret meeting suddenly appeared. So I certainly know a lot more about what went on at that time than many at the council would like. As Bob Robinson correctly points out the CEO position is a highly paid one and would therefore attract a lot of attention from qualified people if it was advertised. The best interests of the ratepayers of the shire would be served if that was the course adopted by the council. Robin Cooper, Mt Eliza

Costly changes I still remember when child care and kindergartens were provided extensively by Mornington Peninsula Shire (“Parents baffled by childcare loss” The News 6/3/18). Ever since these social institutions have been handed to private operators with subsidies from state and local governments, services have become more expensive and, as with the outsourcing of TAFE education, unscrupulous providers have rorted the system to their own advantage. This all comes at great cost to the community. But still the mantra of privatisation, a quasi-religious fascination by the mostly conservative side of politics, is going to continue. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

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Poison suspicions in Mornington death Compiled by Brodie Cowburn TWO miles out of Mornington, the body of an unknown man was found on Tuesday afternoon by Constable Kerr. Nearby were discovered two packets of strychnine, one of which had apparently been used. On the body was a ticket for a Bay street issued that morning, but there was nothing that would lead to identification. Deceased had a heavy bushy moustache; and was dressed in a grey sac suit, black woollen socks elastic “slipon” boots and a cotton shirt and singlet. *** PROFOUND regret was expressed when the news of the death of Sir John Madden, Chief Justice of Victoria was announced on Monday last. Death which was of a particularly sudden nature, was due to heart failure, and occurred at the flat of Mr W. H. Jowett, Como avenue, Toorak. The late Sir John Madden was born in Ireland in 1844, and at the age of 13 came to Australia with his father, mother and brothers. His hobbies included farming and carpentry, and on his estate in Frankston he followed both in his leisure hours. In 1872 he married the daughter of Francis J.S Stephens, and he had one son and five daughters. The loss to Frankston in Sir John Madden’s death is a particularly severe one, as he was always ready give his very best help to any movement for the improvement of the town. *** IN the 385th casualty list published recently, appears the name of D. Longmuir, Tyabb, under the heading

of wounded. We trust he will have a speedy recovery. *** PTE D. Downs, who recently returned to Australia after service abroad with the A.I.F., spent the week end at Frankston, where he was warmly welcomed by his friends. *** AT the Frankston Methodist Church Mr Elijah J. Stranger will conduct the service on Sunday morning next. At the evening service Rev E. Tonkin will preach and pay a special tribute of respect to the memory of the late Sir John Madden, who for so many years resided in Frankston *** THE deputation to the Minister of Public Works, re improvements to a Kananook creek, and the Municipal deputation with reference to excessive motor traffic to have taken place on Thursday have been postponed, owing to the unexpected defeat of the Bowser Ministry on Wednesday *** WE are pleased to note that Mrs Shannon accompanied by her daughter Sheila, has returned to Frankston, where numerous friends congratulated Miss Sheila on her triumphs in the city, with the J. C. Williamson Pantomime Company. In the nine weeks spent with this company Sheila established herself a firm favourite and the season was marked with huge successes, playing the prominent parts allotted to her with wonderful intelligence, and proving herself a talented dancer. On different occasions this gifted little Frankstonite has assisted in

raising sums of money for Patriotic purposes, and from different papers, from districts where she has appeared, we quote the following “The graceful and clever little dancer, Miss Sheila Shannon, was seen to advantage in the Butterfly dance, and she won the admiration and loud applause of the audience.” *** THROUGH the Overseas Club Southern Cross Tobacco Fund gifts of tobacco and cigarettes sufficient to keep a fighter happy for work may be sent for 1s. From what is subscribed nothing is deducted for expenses; all costs of organisation, packing despatching etc, being borne by the English Headquarters of the Overseas Club. Collection lists will be found at all post officers, and at every branch of the various banks. *** WITHIN four days, the head master called together the successful candidates for the recent exciting contest for the Moorooduc school committee. When the “lucky seven” had taken their seats at the table, after their eventful fall out of the bag, the selection of positions was dealt with. Mr Lucas was unanimously voted to the chair and Mr F. Jones was likewise selected as correspondent, while Mr Joseph Turner was given the most honorable position as Treasurer of the funds. *** THE elements were against the successful carrying out of the water sports arranged to be held at Frankston on Saturday afternoon last. A good crowd had assembled at the pier and several

items of the programme had been gone through when a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rain drove most of the spectators to shelter. Most of the programme had to be abandoned but when conditions were brighter a fair number of enthusiasts returned and were spectators at a Life Saving Display and Exhibitions by Gazeka Camp members. Mr Millett in apologising to the spectators for the non-appearance of the “Pirates Romance” owing to the inclemency of the weather, stated, so as not to disappoint the company present there would be a Demonstration of Life Saving and Exhibitions in the water by the Gazeka Camp members. *** IN the evening the seating accomodation of the local hall was quite inadequate, and despite the fact that all the seats from St. Paul’s schoolroom and every available chair from the hotels and boarding houses were requisitioned many were unable to gain admission, and “standing room only” was at a premium. Despite their being so tightly packed, patrons were in good humour, and the splendid items rendered by the artists received hearty applause, encore after encore being responded to. Without a doubt the programme was one that would not often be heard outside of Melbourne, and the organiser and his committee deserve great praise for the hard work they did to make the evening so successful. The Langwarrin Band rendered selections outside the hall before the concert starred, and the efforts of this body together with the Langwarrin orchestra,

were much appreciated. *** ALTHOUGH contrary to military instructions it is a fairly common practice among troops travelling overseas from Australia, on their way to the front to drop overboard bottles containing messages to friends or relatives, or addressed perhaps to no one in particular. As a rule when these bottles are picked up the messages are forwarded by the finder to the person to whom they are addressed or to some newspaper. The Minister for Defence on Thursday made a request that in future all communications found in bottles or other receptacles should be handed to the police for transmission to the district censor. He pointed out that the practice of dropping messages overboard from vessels was a foolish one. Some of the messages that had been picked up would have been of considerable value to the enemy and had they by any mischance fallen into enemy hands would probably have jeopardised the lives of hundreds of soldiers and caused the loss of several transports. He urged, therefore, that in the interests of the troops themselves any messages found in future should be handed direct to the police. It was not that the authorities desired to punish anyone, but they wanted to prevent any possibility of useful information leaking out to agents of the enemy. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 March 1918


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Technology is full steam ahead at Dromana Secondary College AT DROMANA COLLEGE, the newly refurbished Technology Centre has been equipped with state-of-the-art digital and systems technology. This allows a unique experience in STEAM education. STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating the five disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. When these fields are brought together, more meaningful learning can take place. STEAM integrates these subjects into real world learning experiences. Since 2015 our students have participated in an annual STEAM Immersion Day where they undertake workshops with local scientists, designers, innovators and artists and work collaboratively to produce innovative designed solutions. Students have also participated in the following STEAM experiences: n STEAM Club – which runs every Tuesday morning from 7:15am – 8:15am and encompasses activities such as coding and robotics, 3D construction and digital design. n Use of multiple 3D printers – incorporating fusion 360 CAD software to design and develop real products. n HPV – Human Powered Vehicle team that competes across the state and includes a team of riders, engineers and technicians who utilise everything from vinyl cutters to lathes and C&C

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Clear and President Danger By Stuart McCullough MY father was a teacher. He taught geography, history and English. He also taught music for a time despite having no skills in this area, having been selected after accidentally walking into the music room, after mistaking it for the stationery cupboard. But despite a breathtaking lack of talent, he gave it his best shot. Teachers are like that. My mother in law was a teacher also. Our neighbour from across the street too. The schools I went to had loads of them. In fact, I’ve been surrounded by teachers my whole life. To the best of my knowledge, all of them were unarmed. I can’t pretend to understand it. A tragedy of unthinkable proportions unfolds on the other side of the world. Students step forward and speak bravely and passionately for change and a President who, to preserve his right to anonymity I’ll refer to as ‘Donald J Trump, c/o the Caretaker’s Cottage, Mar a Lago Resort, Florida’, decides the best response to school shootings in America is to arm the bloke teaching social studies. It’s not so much a matter of jumping the shark on water skis as it is jumping the Sharknado whilst naked, standing backwards and wearing a blindfold. And, quite possibly, sporting a small cactus for a hat. Put simply, it’s the strangest, craziest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. My father owned a rifle. But I can’t imagine him ever taking one into the classroom. Besides, I don’t really picture my father as a heavy armaments kind of guy. He’s more a

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toasting your sandwiches quickly if you’re on yard duty. When I was student, the weapons of choice for the faculty were chalk and blackboard dusters. They could propel those items to any corner of the room with pinpoint accuracy. One moment you’d be talking to the person next to you; the next instant you’d be struck by a stick of white chalk right between the eyes. Dusters were worse still. When hit, a small cloud of chalk dust would erupt, the scent lined your nostrils for days. Worse still, the duster would leave a chalk outline on your jumper that you could never fully erase. Which was kind of ironic, really. Reflecting back, I was a good student but there were definitely times when my attention wandered. I was in year 11 when I started to daydream for extended periods of time. Had it been a subject for VCE, my score would have been much improved. But, it begs the question: would I have been a better a student if some of my teachers were packing heat? Probably. There’s no way I would have been late handing in my Year 10 history assignment, that’s for sure. Under such heightened circumstances, I would have feigned greater interest in Maths B. Maybe. I don’t think you could ever convince teachers to take guns into their classrooms. In fact, it’d probably be a lot easier to find people who are completely comfortable with guns and train them to be teachers. Charles Bronson would be terrific teaching Home Economics. I had an Austral-

ian History teacher who kind of looked a bit like Bruce Willis. Why not get the actual Bruce Willis? In fact, why limit it to teachers? Get Dirty Harry as the lollypop person in charge of the pedestrian crossing. Believe me, everyone’s gonna wait until the whistle blows before driving across when Dirty Harry’s in charge. Sylvester Stallone, wearing a Rambostyle bullet sash could do Tuck Shop duty. ‘Doyawansorswifthat?’ he’d mumble, muscles glistening under the flickering blue light bug zapper as frightened kids decide to skip lunch altogether. That someone even remotely important has suggested something as patently insane as arming school teachers says a lot, much of it unprintable in a newspaper. I don’t mean to make light of a tragedy - it’s a reflex action in response to something absurd. I will say, however, that I was deeply impressed by the students in Florida who spoke. I couldn’t have said anything so sensible at that age. But it does make me think how lucky we are. That teachers get to teach and are not asked to carry a concealed weapon. Thank goodness. A high calibre student should mean one with good grades. Marking essays doesn’t earn you the title of ‘marksman’. Nor should it. So far as I’m concerned, the only Magnum at a school should be frozen, covered in chocolate and available from the tuck shop for four bucks. Possibly served by Sylvester Stallone. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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CAMPBELL VS LEWER Tuesday 27 March In this unique event, well known artists talk art and sport over a friendly match of table tennis. Richard Lewer, The theatre of sports 2016 (detail), oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, Collection of Basil Sellers AM, Photo credit: Andrew Curtis

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Kangas to meet dogs again PROVINCIAL

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully LANGWARRIN will meet Mornington in this weekend’s MPCA Provincial semi-final after finishing on top of the ladder. The other Semi Final will be played between neighbours Mt Eliza and Peninsula Old Boys. The Kangas will head into the semifinal with great confidence after knocking over the Doggies by 38 runs in the final home and away one-day game at Lloyd Park. It is a remarkable effort by the Kangas considering many experts believed they would fail to make the top four. However, they have proved that relentless pressure in the field and with the ball can dictate the result of any match. That is what happened on Saturday against Mornington. The Kangas were in all sorts of trouble at 6/74, however number nine batsman Sam Prosser finished with an unbeaten 31 and Riley Davie, batting at 10, was unbeaten on 18 which helped the Kangas to a competitive, all be it on the low side, 144. Mornington quick Ryan McDonald was the best of their bowlers with 3/16. Langwarrin needed quick wickets early in reply and they got just what they were looking for, removing openers Sam Wiese and Matt Foon to leave Mornington 2/6. Brad McDonald top scored for the Doggies with 33 while Ryan Mc Donald was next best with 21. Langwarrin used six bowlers to remove Mornington for 106, with Adam Campbell the best of them with 2/13 off eight overs. Sam and Jake Prosser picked up two wickets each. Mt Eliza stormed into the Provincial semi-finals with a convincing win over Baxter.

Batting first at home, Baxter started very well with the top four batsmen scoring 110 between them. Justin Bridgeman made 50 before being bowled by Justin Grant while Daniel Warwick hit 40 and Chris Brittain 28. With Todd Quinn finishing unbeaten on 18 Baxter scored a very competitive 7/178. Rob Maskiell and Justin Grant each took two wickets for the Mounties. In reply, Mt Eliza scored 4/184 off 38.4 overs to comfortably win the match. Justin Grant scored 51 and Lyall House helped himself to 49 while Josh Goudge hit 29. Peninsula Old Boys eased their way into this weekend’s semi-final against Mt Eliza with a seven-wicket victory over Sorrento. The Sharks batted first and hit a very competitive 7/193 from its 40 overs. Jed Falck top scored with 52 and Liam O’Connor hit 31 of the Sorrento total. Old Boys Skipper Wade Pelzer was superb with the ball, bowling eight overs for a return of 4/20. However, despite the strong total it still wasn’t enough, as Pelzer blasted 87 and Tom La Brooy hit 54 to help the Old Boys to 3/194 with five overs to spare. Crib Point will be relegated next season after finishing on the bottom of the 2017/18 Provincial Cricket Season. The Magpies would have liked to have finished the season on a high but they were touched up by Pearcedale to the tune of 70 runs. Pearcedale batted first and the openers, Brad Trotter (80) and Will Kennedy (75) shared 141 runs in their opening stand. As it turned out the Pearcedale openers scored more than the entire Crib point team as the Pies finished at 9/133. Jake Roberts was the pick of the Panthers bowlers with 3/18 off eight overs.

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By Mr & Mrs IT Gully IT was always going to be a really tight finish in MPCA Peninsula Cricket, and that proved to be the case on Saturday. The cricket has been hot in this division all season and picking a top four at any stage was always fraught with danger. However, Flinders came out on top with 108 points, while Main Ridge were second with 98, Long Island third on 90, Moorooduc fourth, also on 90. To highlight the closeness of the season Somerville just missed out on 86 points, as did Pines with 78 and Red Hill with 78. Delacombe Park finished bottom on 60 points and will be relegated to District next season. Main Ridge simply had to beat Red Hill to play finals. The Hillmen batted first and were rolled for 158, Riley Shaw top scoring with 46, Tim Collette hitting 34 and Ben Shorthouse contributing 30. The Ridge’s Owen McEncroe was the pick of the bowlers with 3/35 off eight overs. The Ridge needed somebody to stand up and take control of the contest. This came in the form of skipper


Nick Jewell who opened the innings and set the team up with 65. Will Noall hit 35 and Gareth Wyatt finished unbeaten on 39 to guide The Ridge to 4/161 off 37 overs. Flinders may have taken the points against Long Island on Saturday to finish on top of the ladder, however, it wasn’t overly impressive in its victory. Skipper Neil Barfuss again played a lone hand hitting 72 including nine fours and two sixes before snaring 3/5 off five overs with the ball. Come this weekend his teammates need to rally behind him and contribute. Flinders’ Charlie Burgess opened with 31 and Mason Mail hit 19 to help Flinders to 157. James Paxton was the pick of the bowlers for Long Island with 4/23, while Andrew Tweedle snared 3/42 off eight. Long Island was never in the contest with the bat with Stuart Doolan top scoring with 40 and Pubudu Edirisinghe hitting 25. While Barfuss took three wickets, Max Royal also contributed strongly picking up 3/16 off eight. Moorooduc snatched fourth place on the ladder with a convincing 50 run win over Pines. The Ducks batted first and made 6/198, Shamith Kannangara hitting

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62 and Pathum De Mel top scoring with 64. Justin Mc Cleary was important at the end with an unbeaten 34. In reply, Pines’ Nick Wilcox was the only batsman to offer resistance with 35. Harley Parker contributed with 25. However, despite batting their full 40 overs, Pines could only score 9/149. Reece Cordeux and Michael Whincup each snared three wickets. Somerville was prevented from playing finals cricket by Delacombe Park. The team that has now been relegated. The Parkers must be the best team that has ever been relegated, after all, they smashed the Eagles by 114 runs on Saturday. Batting first the Parkers made 8/274 with Steve Anderson top scoring with 59, Jon Guthrie hitting 50 and Nick Christides smashing 49, including five sixes. In reply, Somerville was bowled out for 160 in the 24th over. Justin Allsopp top scored with 52. Dean Blight was the pick of the Parkers’ bowlers with 4/50. Christides took 3/10 off 2.2 overs.

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully BADEN Powell flexed its muscles at the right time leading into the MPCA District semi-final, recording a sevenwicket victory over Rye. Baden Powell batted first at the beautiful RJ Rowley Reserve and set Rye 183 for victory after scoring 182 for the loss of three wickets. Craig Entwistle hit 85 off 109 balls while Tom Kellerman hit 30 runs off 46 balls. In the chase Matt Whelan top scored with 44 for Rye while Dean Collins scored 35 and Andrew Dunn 29. No other Rye player hit double figures and consequently, they were bowled out for 128. The Brave’s Ryan Barnett was the best of their bowlers with 4/35. Unbelievably, despite Rye being in the four a handful of rounds ago, the bottom finish means they will be relegated to Sub-District next season. Mt Martha slotted into fourth place on the ladder after beating Rosebud in a thriller by three runs. The Buds batted first and made 102 with three batsmen scoring double figures. Peter Doughty top scored with 37, Matt Williams hit 22 and Jason Mathers 17. Curtis Stone bowled eight overs and finished with 4/13 for the Reds. Mt Martha was in a world of pain early in the chase, scrambling at 4/8, they were then 8/51 and in real trouble.

However, an unbeaten 49 from Brad Wilkinson, 14 Brad Schreuder and an unbeaten nine from Curtis Stone, saw the Reds scramble to 9/105 and record an unlikely victory. Rosebud’s Pat Nagle and Billy Quigley each took 3/22. Heatherhill will meet Seaford in this weekend’s semi-final after smashing Hastings by seven wickets on Saturday. The Blues batted first in the one-dayer and at one stage were 4/18, however, the middle order, led by Nathan Hunt with 28 and Sean Hewitt with 25 helped the Blues to a defensible 145. What was thought to be defensible proved to be far from the case, Heatherhill reeling in the runs in 19.2 overs. This was largely due to Steve O’Donnell who spanked 96 while Matty Meagher hit an unbeaten 22. O’Donnell has now hit almost 300 runs in his last two hits after almost scoring 200 in his last innings. Seaford is nicely primed for the finals after winning a tight one against old foe Seaford Tigers. Seaford Tigers batted first and made 9/176, Mackenzie Gardener top scoring with 78 and Anthony Joel hitting 30. In reply, Seaford chased down the runs with 5 wickets and four overs in hand. Faisal Payenda top scored for Seaford with 41 and skipper Ryan McQueen hit 39.


Tigers on top form ahead of finals campaign SUB-DISTRICT

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully DROMANA is on fire heading into the MPCA Sub District finals after belting Ballam Park on Saturday by more than 100 runs. The Tigers will host Carrum Downs in the first semi-final, while Carrum will host Tootgarook in the other final. The winners will play off in the grand final. Dromana scored 192 batting first against Ballam Park on Saturday,

Blake Pappas top scoring with 54 and fellow opener Daniel Byatt contributing 40. Ballam Park’s Justin Moore was the pick of his team’s bowlers with 3/14, while Gabriel Lawrence picked up 3/27 off five overs. In reply, Ballam Park was bowled out for 89 in 24 overs with Ben Bradley-Bridge picking up 3/13 off four overs and Jack Fowler claiming 3/30 off 8 overs. Carrum and Tootgarook will do it all again in the semi-final this week-

end after the Lions beat the Frogs in the one day game by 21 runs last Saturday. There will be no excuse for not knowing what to expect in the semi. The Lions batted first with Dale O’Neil scoring 44 and Dylan Steed top scoring with 46. In reply, Tootgarook fell short with a number of batsmen getting starts but not able to go on. Jake D’Atri was the pick of the Lions bowlers with 3/23 off 7.1 overs. Finals were on the line between Carrum Downs and Boneo. Quite

simply, the winner was in and the loser didn’t play finals. On Saturday it was Carrum Downs who prevailed, knocking over the Pandas by four wickets. Boneo just didn’t score enough runs after winning the toss and batting. Chris Jobling was superb, smashing 75 off 67 balls, however not one of his fellow batsmen could make it past 8 runs. In fact, the next highest score was extras with 12. The Pandas were bowled out for 122 off 31.3 overs. In reply, Carrum Downs scored 130

off 31 overs, Ryan Lynch top scoring with 39. In the final games, Skye finished the season in great fashion beating Tyabb by 15 runs, 134 versus 119. The win helped to prevent Skye from finishing bottom of the ladder. Balnarring made light work of Frankston YCW scoring 189 before bowling out the Stonecats for just 114. Ben King was the standout in the game for Balnarring picking up six for 25 from eight overs.

Langy, Mornington, Strikers all triumph SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN’S victory against high-flying Dandenong City and FFA Cup wins to Mornington and Peninsula Strikers highlighted last weekend’s local action. Langy went into Saturday’s league clash at Lawton Park as a pronounced underdog having come off a 4-1 thumping from Springvale White Eagles and facing the big-spending second-placed team in NPL2. But Gus Macleod’s men defied the odds and stunned the Croatian-backed visitors with a 2-1 triumph in front of a large crowd. “I keep telling people that we’re three years behind all these other NPL clubs,” Macleod said, a reference to the league’s inception in 2014. “We go into the unknown every week because we don’t really know how good we are but this result will give the whole club a lot of confidence.” One of the revelations of the season so far has been the defensive display of Andy McLean, recruited from Eltham Redbacks. Last year he played as a striker and finished second in State 2 South-East’s Golden Boot award but his preferred position is at the back where he played for Scottish League club Berwick Rangers. Macleod gave 17-year-old midfielder Cody Eszes his full senior debut and after Dandenong’s Josh Knight and Ben Everson spurned chances to open the scoring it was the turn of Langy midfielder Callum Goulding to blast his shot over the bar when well placed on the right of the area. Three minutes into the second half Langy strikers Liam Baxter and John Kuol combined but the latter couldn’t control the ball and the chance went begging. A minute later Dandenong captain Shaun Filipovic went down inside the area but his pleas for a penalty went unheeded. It took a slide-rule pass from Paul Speed in the 68th minute to set up the opening goal. Baxter had pulled wide on the left and took a defender with him leaving Kuol one-on-one and the quicksilver striker shielded well then turned his opponent and struck a low left-foot shot past Dandenong keeper Damir Salcin to make it 1-0. Despite Dandenong enjoying the bulk of possession Langy continued to frustrate its opponent in sweltering conditions that forced a drinks break in both halves. A lapse in concentration looked to have proved costly when Dandenong substitute Daniel Visevic stole in at the back post in the 84th minute and his close-range strike levelled the scores. But two minutes later Baxter’s bril-

Cup contest: Mornington’s Keegan Ziada takes control watched by teammate Wayne Gordon, left, and Casey Comets stars George Whiteoak and Connor Belger, far right. Picture John Punshon

liant first-time finish at the near post restored Langy’s lead and there was no way back for their much-vaunted opponent. Macleod’s squad will soon be strengthened by the arrival of Queensland-based striker Matt Heath and the availability of defender or midfielder Johnny Guthrie who has been playing cricket. Langy’s under-20s got the afternoon off to a winning start by downing their Dandy counterparts 3-2. Nat Daher gave Langy the lead in the 35th minute but Jaydon Unmack equalised eight minutes later. Langy under-20s gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor took off his baseball cap and threw it on the ground when Unmack scored. The linesman drew the referee’s attention to the incident and Taylor was sent off. Half-time substitute Travis Ernsdoerfer restored Langy’s lead when he stole the ball from a defender and slotted it home. The visitors thought they had at least salvaged a draw when Jarryn Fittock’s pinpoint free-kick gave Langy keeper Ben Caballero no chance but with time running out Ernsdoerfer again won the

ball and prodded it forward for Nick Simmons to score the winner. Mornington and Strikers are still in the 2018 FFA Cup after Mornington defeated Casey Comets 2-0 at Comets Stadium and Strikers earned a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Lalor United. Both Mornington and Comets have revamped their first team squads during the off-season and are eyeing the State 1 South-East title which opens up entry to NPL2. Mornington’s Cup win strikes the first psychological blow and Adam Jamieson’s outfit took just four minutes to hit the lead thanks to a superb finish from Welsh import Curtis Hutson after a good build-up involving Wayne Gordon and Sammy Orritt. When substitute Luke Locasto was brought down inside the area in the 82nd minute Orritt converted from the spot to round off the scoreline. Mornington was without five visa players waiting for international clearances. Among them was goalkeeper Liam Little who has been playing in his native New Zealand. Little was part of Mornington’s 2015 State 1 championship side and takes

over the No 1 mantle from Kris McEvoy who has left the club. Peninsula Strikers have a first-half Nathan Smith goal to thank for Saturday’s Cup success over Lalor United, the former Mornington winger’s leftfoot shot from the edge of the area proving decisive. The club has recruited heavily in the off-season but most of its new signings were still waiting for international clearances and were unavailable. Off the pitch, Strikers have been buoyed by an end to the stand-off between their junior and senior clubs. “Both committees have met and we are in a pretty good place right now,” said senior club president Trevor Johnston. “I’m doing what I can to demonstrate how much I want this to work and I’m really excited at the prospect of turning our reserves into a proper development squad.” Johnston also has had a positive meeting with Frankston Council over the unplayable status of Centenary Park’s main pitch and is hopeful that Strikers will be able to host their round 3 home clash with Frankston Pines on 14 April. Strikers have been forced to play two

FFA Cup home fixtures at alternative venues and Johnston is preparing to lodge a formal compensation claim with council. Both parties have discussed the issue and are believed to have reached a verbal agreement. Frankston Pines’ No 1 keeper Alfonso Cardinale has signed for State 2 South-East rival Heatherton United. Former Langwarrin, Strikers and Rosebud Heart keeper Sean Skelly is believed to be on Pines’ radar. Skelly was seen in earnest discussion with Pines assistant coach Ben Caffrey at Lawton Park on Saturday. Pines defeated Dandenong South 3-1 in a friendly last Thursday with Mitch Landers, Luke Murray and Aaryn Rix scoring for Pines. Baxter lost 4-0 to Skye United in a practice match at Baxter Park last Thursday. The game was stopped early due to a head injury to Baxter striker Liam Kilner who was taken by ambulance to Frankston Hospital and diagnosed with fractures in his cheekbone and jaw. Kilner will find out this week if surgery is required and it is unclear how long he will be sidelined. Skye followed up with a 5-0 loss in a friendly against Knox at Egan Lee Reserve on Saturday. Meanwhile, Hong Kong international Avery Lau made her debut in Southern United’s 7-0 home loss to title-chasing Alamein on Sunday while the under19s lost 9-1. The club’s other underage sides had impressive wins. The under-12s won 6-2 with goals from Kayla McLeod (2), Stella Rodgers (2), Eden McKeown and Chiara Renzella. The under-14s bounced back from the previous week’s loss to smash Alamein 5-0 with goals from Alex Jones (2), Taylah Hennekam, Rhys McKenna and an own goal. The under-16s won 7-3 with goals from Haylea Porter (3), Jasmine Ristevski (2), Briana Dias and Mia SunkelLozell. The local soccer community suffered a huge loss last week with the death of Andy McKenna after a long illness. McKenna, 56, played in the National Soccer League with Green Gully and made his mark on the local scene with Frankston Pines, Seaford United and Peninsula Strikers. He also coached at Casey Comets and Morwell Pegasus and was a muchloved figure. A funeral service will be held at Bunurong Memorial Park on Friday at 2.30pm. This weekend’s league games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Murray Utd (Lawton Park, U20s 1pm). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bulleen Lions (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).

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Mornington horseman jumps through the grades RIDING track work since the age of 12, Mornington-based horseman Clayton Douglas has risen through the ranks of the racing industry to ride his first Victorian metropolitan winner at Moonee Valley on Friday 2 February. It’s been no ordinary journey for the rider as he began his racing career on the picnic circuit just over seven years ago before finding his feet over the jumps. Douglas often works about 15 horses each morning before travelling across the state to pick up rides for numerous trainers but originally thought he would be too heavy to make the light weight needed to race in town. Douglas followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Ray, who is a stalwart on the picnic circuit with more than 350 winners to his name and fondly recalled picking up five rides at his first race meeting at Balnarring. “I was on top of the world that day,” Douglas said. “One of my first rides was on a horse called Liberty Cat and I missed the kick and didn’t make it past any other runner – that brought me back to earth pretty quick.” Not long after his debut ride, Douglas picked up his first winner on Melbourne Cup day at Mansfield and a few years later got the tap on the shoulder from former training partners Fran Houlahan and Brian Johnston to give jumps racing a go. “They thought I had a good stature for being a jumps jockey but I had never really thought about it and never thought it was for me,” Douglas said. “I went down the next week and rode one of their horses for about 15

Metro jump: Jockey Clayton Douglas returns to mounting yard after his win on About the Journey at Oakbank. Picture: Supplied

minutes and very quickly got the bug for it.” Douglas has been riding over the jumps ever since and it wasn’t until after he broke his leg in a trackwork accident halfway through last year that he decided to apply for an upgraded licence to an A-Grade jumps jockey and try his hand at flat racing. “I always wanted to be a jockey but I thought I’d be too big because of my height,” he said. “It was annoying [that I had the accident] because I wanted to get going a bit and thought I would like to start riding on the flat. “It made me a bit keener because I was sitting at home doing nothing but I never thought being a jockey wasn’t for me. I’ve broken a lot of bones but I’m a pretty strong-willed person and mentally it doesn’t really get to you.” Douglas returned six weeks later and has started to reap the rewards for his hard work with his first ride at Moonee Valley resulting in his first victory at the track. Douglas ironically rode a former picnic runner, Midas Man, to victory in a head-bobber for Morningtonbased trainer Robert Kingston.

“It’s definitely been a highlight in my career,” Douglas said. “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to ride at the Valley let alone get a winner there. “My first jumps winner took a long time so when that happened it was a fair highlight as well, but it’s not easy getting a winner.” Having spent a lot of his time in and around the Mornington Racecourse, Douglas is now looking forward to its feature race meeting, the Mornington Cup, on Saturday 24 March where for the first time in his career he will have a chance to ride at the meeting. “Normally I would go and ride high-weight races during the day and come back and watch the races at Mornington but obviously this year I have been able to get my weight down and hopefully I can pick up a few rides across the day,” he said. When it came to the Mornington Cup, Douglas said he “wouldn’t think twice if he was able to pick up an OK ride in the Cup” and would be willing “to drop down to 54kg to have a go. Ben Triandafillou

Pre-season: Mornington Peninsula women’s hockey player Angela Lei toughs it out through the Falcons pre-season Tough Mudder track. Picture: Supplied.

Falcons women prepare for season opener MORNINGTON Peninsula Hockey Club will host its annual Charity Sticks Day on Sunday 18 March with practise matches against Monash University and Sandringham Hockey Club. Raffles and guest speakers will add to the day while the women will get some quality pre-season training in preparation for their coming season which kicks off in April. Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club’s player and under-16 girls’ coach Kim Trezise said the event was one of the most important days on the club’s calendar with several charities being supported over the past few years. “It’s a fantastic day and we wanted to have a more local charity to support this year,” she said. “All of the money raised will go towards the Mornington Peninsula Good Shepherd Family Violence Support Service.” Trezise said the practise matches “would give a good indication of

where we are at” compared to the rest of the league. “We have quite a new team this year with a lot of junior girls coming through,” she said. “It’s a good chance for them to see and feel what hockey is like at the Victorian league level. They’ve put a lot of effort in so far and they’re a really good group of girls so it’s really exciting to see them coming up.” The Falcons have recently completed several pre-season training activities with some of the players taking on the 1000 steps challenge on Saturday 20 January as well as an intense obstacle course named the “Falcons Mudder” last month. “We try to have these events to build the connection between the different sections of the club,” Trezise said. “The Thousand Steps hit out was really excellent training for our endurance and the tough mudder course was just really good fun.” Ben Triandafillou

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Parkdale revives Gift at a ‘new level’ THE PARKDALE Gift will be revived after 54 years on the sidelines and is set to showcase some untapped indigenous talent with two sprinters from far north Western Australia making the journey down south. The Gift which is set to return to the Gerry Green Reserve on Saturday 24 March has come to fruition through the efforts of former professional Parkdale runner Tim Mason who pursued the idea just over two years ago. “I ran at the Stawell Gift and now coach my daughter Georgia and we went down to the reserve a couple of years ago and thought it was a beautiful ground that we could run our own gift at,” Mason said. “I did some further searching and found out that there was a Gift run in the 1960’s so that probably urged me on a bit more.” Mason said he wanted to create a gift that wasn’t like the others in Victoria and wanted to involve more of the community. “I can sit there for hours and just watch running non-stop but I thought it may not be everyone else’s cup of tea so we’ve incorporated other sports such as tennis, boxing, pilates and yoga and we will also have a twilight market there,” he said. “Most of the gifts have the athletics side and might add a couple of other little elements but I think we have taken it to a new level which is great for the local community.” On top of the variety of events that have been incorporated into the Parkdale Gift, Mason also wanted to provide a platform for indigenous runners to showcase their talent. Mason has raised over $7500 to help

Untapped potential: Solomon Puemorra, 16 from the Kimberly community of Mowanjum in far north Western Australia prepares for the running of the Parkdale and Stawell Gifts. Picture: Supplied

provide two athletes from the Kimberly community of Mowanjum in far north Western Australia with the opportunity to travel to Victoria and compete in both the Parkdale Gift and the Stawell Gift which will run a week later. Mason travelled up to the community of Mowanjum two weeks ago to meet the cousins, Solomon Puemorra, 16, and Deqwayne Puemorra, 18, in preparation for their descent into Victoria. The cousins, who had never worn a pair of running spikes before, worked with 2017 Stawell 400-metres winner Jack Anderson and are hoping to bring their flair from the football field to the running track. Mason said that while the experience is a great idea, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of people who have a proper understanding of where to find the talent up in the northern areas of Australia. The idea had long been building in

Mason’s mind and with the help of former professional runner Scott Grigg, the structure of the idea is now coming together. “It’s been an interest of mine for a little while and it’s taken just over a year for funding. It’s looking really positive at the moment,” Mason said. “I would love to make it an annual event but a lot of it comes down to funding. We’ve been fortunate to have significant contributions to help us facilitate the program. “It may not just be the Kimberley community next year - I think there is plenty of talent in the outback and we want to provide them with the experience and if we happen to find a talented athlete that would be a massive bonus.” Mason said that he will be working with the Parkdale Indigenous Community to organise their accommodation as well as the Parkdale Secondary College to work out a program for them and help them experience not just the athletics side but also other activities across the state. Mason said he was looking forward to seeing the Gift kick off and was pleased to see the Frankston Gift’s revival earlier last month run so smoothly. “I was really happy to see the Frankston Gift back up and running, adding another new event to the Gift calendar,” he said. “It’s terrific for the runners and the entire bayside community. With the Sandringham Gift, Parkdale Gift, Frankston Gift and now the Rye Gift, we have four really good ones now on the calendar.” Ben Triandafillou

Up and about: Blairgowrie boxer Jayde Mitchell is set to make his return to the ring after suffering a spinal injury. Picture: Supplied.

Blairgowrie boxer to bounce back BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell is hoping to make a winning return to the ring on Saturday 17 March after spending the past six months off the scene with a spinal injury. Since sustaining a possible careerending neck injury in his fight against Aniwaer Yilixiati in September last year, Mitchell has focused solely on his recovery and after getting the all clear is set to face South American boxer Ariel Alejandro Zampedri at the Melbourne Pavilion. Everything has run smoothly for Mitchell since his surgery in mid-September and having taken an aggressive stance on his recovery, said he is ready to fire on his return. “I knew this wasn’t going to be the end of me, there’s nothing stopping me reach my potential,” Mitchell said. “I’m super grateful and lucky to have landed one of the country’s best neurosurgeon’s Professor Andrew Kaye and my team has helped me go from strength to strength. “I’ve never stopped thinking about boxing - I’m feeling very confident heading into the fight. I’ve been sparring 12 high paced rounds with Sam Soloman so fitness isn’t an issue.” During the recovery period Mitchell

has focussed mainly on his balance and feet work, and while he says it’s only a “minuscule change” he believes it will make a world of difference. “I haven’t been able to do a lot of punching so I’ve focussed on the balance issues. It should help me set up correctly so I am able to get those big punches off,” Mitchell said. “I can’t wait to get back in there. I think he (Zampedri) is looking to capitalise as I return and possibly try to take my world rating off me. I appreciate him taking up the fight but I’m coming in hot and ready to make 2018 my year.” Mitchell will head to China in May to defend both his WBC and WBA regional titles before looking at a possible match-up with Australia’s Anthony Mundine in June. “If the Jeff Horn fight doesn’t happen then that’s the one I want more than anything at the moment,” Mitchell said. “It’s not that I’m looking past these next two fights at all. They will both be massive fights and they certainly won’t be a breeze over. “Just to be in the talk with the fight against Mundine is huge and it’s great to see that all of the sacrifices are staying to pay off.”

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EVERY DAY AFTER 3PM • Fully Stocked Golf Shop • Hire Equipment • Lounge Bar 5983 6006 or 0414 925 587 Cayley Ave, HMAS Cerberus (Enter Via Stony Point Rd, Crib Point)



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2010 Nissan X Trail ST-L

2008 Ford Escape

2007 Suzuki Swift

2002 BMW 330 Ci Tourer

4X4 6 speed manual leather trim, electric seat, heated seats, full service history, tow bar blue tooth.YCZ046

4 Cylinder auto,full books immaculate test drive welcome

5 Door auto, tint windows, alloys, 1 owner, excellent first car. UXA136

Convertible auto heated seats, full electrics, must see to believe. Immaculate





2008 Honda CRV Wagon

2011 Peugeot 308 wagon

1997 Subaru All Wheel Drive

2006 Jeep Cherokee Auto

Manual, elec roof, cruise control, full books, immaculate YTL192

Auto, 7 seater, panoramic roof, roof racks, tow bar good service history. YPC322

Auto, has plenty of reg, drives well, ideal first car. UIO087

4Ă—4 Low Ks full service history, unmarked inside and out . Any test welcome





2006 Mazda Bravo Xtra Cab

2005 VZ Commodore ute

5 Seater turbo diesel, manual, cruise control, plus many extras. Immaculate condition, ready for work! TYQ955

Auto with 3 door canopy, shelving, complete lock up unit, ideal work vehicle for tradesmen. TWW 355.




Finance available to approved purchasers. Interest credit fees and charges apply. Payments are based on a secured loan over 60 months at 10.75% per annum with no deposit, comparison rate schedule is available on request. Warning this comparison rate applies only to examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different rate costs, fees and/or savings are not included in the comparison rate and may influence the cost of the loan.

2007 Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe

2008 VW Passat Wagon 2LT TDI

Nissan Elgrand

Ford Mondeo Wagon

Manual, only 121000 ks, immaculate condition, full service, and is top of the range. WLG899

Turbo diesel, very clean wagon, good history, very cheap to run.

8 seater people mover, auto, luxury, FSH, 150,000K’s, full electrics, hard to find genuine 8 seater. IFK4WQ

Auto, petrol, only 70,000 ks, immaculate . Full books, test drive welcome. YHL214

2005 Toyota Yaris YR

2009 Mercedes C200 Sedan

2008 Honda Jazz 5 Door

2013 Honda Accord Luxury

Full service history. Luxury motoring.

Auto, very low ks , 1 owner, full books, any test drive welcome. WLY180.

One owner, full service history, leather trim, bluetooth, all luxury options


5 speed manual hatchback, genuine low ks 22,000 immaculate. TWF325


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Five Star Aged Care

Ti Tree Open Day Special Offer We will waive the ‘Additional Service Fee’ for 3 months, giving you FREE Foxtel, Wi-Fi and telephone*

Open Day this Saturday 17th March, 10am-3pm


Facility Tours


You are invited to join a comprehensive tour of the many facilities available at Ti Tree, with the opportunity for a private consult after.



Tours: 10.30am and 1pm

Information sessions Attend an information session or speak with an aged care advisor available for consult on the day. Sessions: 12pm-1pm, 2pm-3pm.

34a Balaka Street, Rosebud 3939 Telephone: 1300 TITREE (1300 848 733) info@titree.com.au www.titree.com.au *To qualify, commit to moving in before 30th June 2018 and return your coupon by post or bring it on the Ti Tree Open Day.



Come and speak to us on Open Day to find out what Flexicare can do for you.

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Call 1300 4FLEXI (1300 435 394) 335-351 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud 3939 VIC Visit www.peninsulaflexicare.com.au