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Guards lowered, Defence Road open DEFENCE Road in Point Nepean National Park has been reopened after being closed for nine-weeks. Parks Victoria says the road repairs which caused the closure were part of the state government’s “commitment towards activating the Point Nepean Master Plan”. “The road foundations have been upgraded and strengthened to help future-proof the park and improve overall access for its growing visitation,” district manager south east Melbourne Libby Jude said.

Sourdough bread making $15 per person Saturday 18 August, 10am – 12pm This fun workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of making bread from milled flour. Suitable for novices and those who want to expand their bread making repertoire. Eco Living Display Centre at The Briars, 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha Please bring: • A medium sized bowl (e.g. Pyrex 2L or 3L) • A small container or jar with a lid to store sourdough starter to take home

From the workshop you will take home: • A piece of dough which can be baked at home • A sourdough starter Topics covered: • The essential ingredients and tools of the trade • The principle steps of bread making • Baker’s percentage and hydration • Mixing, kneading and folding dough • Shaping loaves, scoring and baking • Maintaining a starter

Defence Road is the main access road into the park and connects the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean for vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and the shuttle bus. The roadworks included reconstructing 3.6 kilometres of the road from Danson Drive to Fort Nepean, as well as drainage works, vegetation trimming and widening of the section of road on approach to Gunners Cottage. The Point Nepean Shuttle Bus has resumed its normal daily services and visitors are again being allowed to

visit Gunners Cottage, Cheviot Hill, the Range Area, Fort Pearce and Fort Nepean. The Point Nepean master plan received an excellence award in the cultural heritage section of this year’s Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards. The master plan was submitted to the awards under TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) and Parks Victoria. The plan was recognised for its “leading strategic thinking, community consultation and cultural focus” in a complex location. Keith Platt

2018 MORNINGTON RUNNING FESTIVAL #runthepen

23 September 2018 Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, & 1km Kids Race Mornington Park, Mornington

www.morningtonrunningfestival.com To book, please call 5950 1259

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