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Mission accomplished: Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula Branch (DSAMP) committee members Bill Hallet, Steve Hough, Scott Cosgriff and John Bowers on the new beach access and lookout at Point Leo to be officially opened Saturday 26 May. Picture: Keith Platt

Just a boardwalk to the beach THE new executive committee of the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula Branch (DSAMP) went to Point Leo last week for a final look before the official opening of a viewing platform and a new way of getting onto the beach. Known as the boardwalk, the 82 metre long structure starts near Point Leo Surf Lifesaving Club and ends with a wheelchair ramp to the beach. A wide-tyred wheelchair is available for loan from the club.

Have your say Reconciliation Action Plan You are invited to provide your thoughts on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s new Reconciliation Action Plan.

and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula.

Through the implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan, the Shire aims to build on relationships, respect

Consultation closes 5pm Sunday 10 June 2018.

Have your say

In writing Attention: Deborah Mellett Re: Reconciliation Action Plan Mornington Peninsula Shire Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria 3939

Community workshops Friday 18 May, 10am – 1pm The Hastings Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Rd Saturday 19 May, 10am – 1pm Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road Online mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

In person Hard copies are available at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

Acknowledgement of Country Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Bunurong/ Boon Wurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.

For more information mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

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Taking a close look at the completed boardwalk last week were newly-elected DSAMP president John Bowers, vice-president Steve Hough, secretary Scott Cosgriff and former secretary Bill Hallet The boardwalk – fibreglass grating supported by timber frame and poles - was a major project for the DSAMP which since 2012 has been holding two surf days a year for the disabled at Point Leo. The days have become so popu-

lar that they now attract about 120 participants, supported by up to 250 volunteers. The boardwalk, which can be used by the lifesaving club as a viewing platform, cost about $113,000, which came from several government departments, Mornington Peninsula Shire, businesses and individuals. The official opening will be 10.30am Saturday 26 May. Details of the opening are on the DSAMP facebook page.

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