ANZAC DAY ROSEBUD AND RYE Pictures: Barry Irving and Yanni
A day to remember CROWDS flocked to Anzac Day commemorations at Mornington Peninsula towns last week. Organisers were thrilled with the huge turn-out of young people which they hope will ensure the future of the national event. “The day went very well,” Mornington RSL sub-branch president Allan Paynter said. “The dawn service was extra large with not a spot left on the lawn at Memorial Park, and we had 300 back for the Gunfire breakfast. “Up to 4000 attended the march along Main Street from Queen Street. It was a packed house.” Rosebud RSL sub-branch had about 2500 people at the dawn service, while a further 2000 lined Pt Nepean Road as 400 ex-servicemen and women marched
to the cenotaph. Long-time president Bruce Turner said the day was “really good”, with about 700 at the breakfast. Hastings RSL sub-branch president Keiren Gallagher said the day went “really well”. “The place was packed with 300-400 at the breakfast and more than 2000 at the main service,” he said. “It was hard to see how many we at the dawn service but I turned around to thank the scouts and school groups and saw a sea of young faces, which made me happy as they are our future.” A feature of the 11am service was the dedication of a paver near the cenotaph in memory of Hastings man, former soldier George Ingram, who served with distinction in both world wars. Stephen Taylor
Quarry’s new bid for government backing
TWISTED steel gates seal off the Boundary Road, Dromana entrance to the former Pioneer quarry that Hillview Quarries is seeking to reactivate. Picture: Yanni
Continued from Page 1 An EES would give government decision makers “the basis to decide whether a project should proceed”. Mr Nitas said Hillview was “voluntarily engaging in an extensive state government process in a bid to win community backing to reopen [the quarry]”. Quarrying at Boundary Road would allow Hillview to operate “well into this century, employing about 35 people and supporting other local businesses”. “While operations will continue at Hillview, the trustees have a duty to ensure the longevity of the trust, set up by Roy Everard Ross almost 50 years ago to help his fellow Victorians,” Mr Nitas said. “This means making the best use of the assets that it owns, including the Boundary Road site.” Victorian-born businessman and World War One soldier Roy Everard Ross founded Hillview Quarries in 1968, incorporating it into the RE Ross Trust
in 1970, as part of his will. Hillview’s request for an EES is being made at the same time that the state Labor government has joined with South Gippsland Shire and Wyndham City councils to undertake geoscientific investigations, to identify reserves of rock, gravel and sand. Resources Minister Tim Pallas last week said the resources were needed “to build the infrastructure of today and tomorrow”. Information gathered over the next 12 to 18 months would be assessed “to determine the best way to secure extractive resources and quarry operations, while maximising liveability with local neighbourhoods”. “Because rock, gravel and sand weigh tonnes, it’s critical these extracted raw materials come from places near transport routes to building sites, to keep the construction costs down,” Mr Pallas said.
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Southern Peninsula News
Southern Peninsula News 1 May 2018