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Garden opens gate for African choir mission CATE and John Jaede will open their Mt Martha garden to the public to raise money for poor African children. The open garden weekend is on 19-20 October at 38 Ellerina Rd. Entry costs $5 with all proceeds going to Kwaya Uganda Incorporated. The Jaedes’ expansive garden features hundreds of Australian native plants, complete with rocky creek and pond, and is a favourite destination for birds and butterflies. Richard Anderson of Merricks Nursery will share his extensive knowledge of Australian plants at the event. Mrs Jaede, below, will visit Uganda next year along with 40 other volunteers on a Kwaya Cross Cultural Connections choir tour as guests of the African Children’s Choir. Kwaya helps change lives in Africa through financial donations, gifts of basic essentials, educational material, and assistance with construction and renovation projects, and is a partner of the choir’s Music For Life program. Pictures: Yanni
Tip at mercy of state plans By Mike Hast THE state government has released two draft plans for waste recovery infrastructure that will markedly reduce the likelihood of a rubbish tip in the old Pioneer quarry at Dromana. The plans were released on Friday by Acting Environment Minister Peter Walsh. Mr Walsh said the Statewide Waste
and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan provided “a 30-year roadmap for government and industry investment opportunities to improve Victoria’s waste management and resource recovery infrastructure network”. The complementary draft Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Strategic Plan for Melbourne identifies
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specific waste and resource recovery infrastructure needed for metropolitan Melbourne, including the Mornington Peninsula, over the next 10 years. He said the plans were “two major milestones in implementing the government’s Getting Full Value: Victoria’s Waste and Resource Recovery Policy, which was released in April”.
Getting Full Value outlined the government’s intentions to develop a statewide waste and resource recovery infrastructure plan to improve longterm strategic waste planning, he said. The two plans will make it harder for tip proponent Peninsula Waste Management and its owner, the R E Ross Trust, to challenge the EPA’s refusal of
the quarry tip plan earlier this month. The quarry site on the Arthurs Seat escarpment does not have space for a waste recovery depot. PWM has until Friday to decide whether to challenge the EPA’s decision at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Continued Page 8
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Nim’s Island author at anti-tip film benefit By Mike Hast LIFE imitates art on Sunday at Rosebud Cinemas when the film Return to Nim’s Island will be screened as a fundraiser for anti-tip protester Peninsula Preservation Group. The film stars Bindi Irwin, the 14-yearold daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, and Matthew Lillard, Toby Wallace and John Waters. Nim’s tropical paradise is simultaneously threatened by poachers and developers in an echo of what is happening at Dromana with Peninsula Waste Management seeking to turn an old quarry on the Arthurs Seat escarpment into a municipal rubbish dump. The sequel to Nim’s Island (2008) was released nationally in April. It is based on the award-winning children’s book Nim at Sea by Mornington Peninsula author Wendy Orr, who will speak before the screening at 12.30pm and also sign books. Ms Orr, who lives in Red Hill, supports the group’s anti-tip campaign. “My husband and I moved to Red Hill 13 years ago because we fell in love with its natural beauty,” she said. “Having long held a commitment to the environment, we’ve worked hard to restore our five acres of bush, and have been rewarded by the continuing presence of indigenous birds, butterflies and animals. “However, it’s been very depressing to see the areas of remnant bush and natural habitat steadily decreasing, and we want to do all we can to reverse that trend. “We were horrified to think of a tip being introduced into this ecosystem.” Ms Orr said the parallels between Return to Nim’s Island and the anti-tip campaign were quite striking. “Nim’s Island is a unique and pristine environment with different ecosystems. “In the film, a large corporation intends
to take over the island for profit, and the only way Nim and her friends can thwart it is to document three endangered species and prove to the powers-that-be that the island is worth preserving.” Ms Orr said the quarry site owned by the Ross Trust was not exactly pristine “but it supports many different species of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered, and it has been up to the community to prove this ecosystem is worth saving”. She said the Nim’s books had inspired children to join environmental campaigns in other parts of the world. “Although she hasn’t initiated this one [at Dromana], I know Nim would be right behind it!” Mary Karamitsios of PPG said the film fundraiser had been organised before the Environment Protection Authority refused a work approval for the tip on Friday 13 September. Peninsula Waste Management has until Friday to decide if it will appeal the EPA decision in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Ms Karamitsios said “it was agreed by all involved that the event should proceed until there was certainty that the proponents would not appeal the decision at VCAT, and that the site is protected from future inappropriate development”. “PPG agrees with the overwhelming community sentiment to have the site reconnected to the adjacent Arthurs Seat State Park,” she said. Return to Nim’s Island is on Sunday 6 October at Rosebud Cinemas, 30 Rosebud Pde. Wendy Orr’s talk at 12.30pm, movie at 1pm. Tickets: Family $40, adult $15, child or concession $10 (includes small popcorn and drink). Bookings: Rosebud Cinemas, 5986 4130. Seats are limited.
Island life: Toby Wallace, left, Bindi Irwin and Wendy Orr at the premiere of Return to Nim’s Island at Australia Zoo with some of the animals in the film. Ms Orr is holding an endangered Fijian crested iguana. Picture: Australia Zoo
Traders pay up for promotion By Keith Platt SORRENTO traders will be paying $575,000 over the next five years to boost business in the town. A special charge scheme planned by Mornington Peninsula Shire and Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce will see businesses with ground floor frontage to Ocean Beach Rd pay $850 with others paying $474. The charge will rise by three per cent a year, with the shire picking up the first year’s $15,000 administrative
costs and $5000 for each of the following four years. Shire business development officer Sara Schwarz said 77 of the businesses in Sorrento, or 61 per cent, had written in support of the scheme while 27 traders had “submitted anonymously” pro forma letters opposing the charge. However, Ms Schwarz said 12 of those opposed to the scheme “had previously indicated their support of the renewal in the pro forma letters submitted by the chamber”.
In a lengthy report to council’s Monday 23 September meeting, Ms Schwarz listed “key achievements and successes” from the current fiveyear scheme (ending in December) as subsidising the Sorrento Village Life magazine (50,000 copies printed twice yearly); a map and business directory (30,000 printed yearly); Taste of Sorrento event; October Fiesta/Arts Heritage Weekend; Christmas concert; promotion Let’s Go Cruising car rally, Sorrento by Twilight, Sorrento on Sale,
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Expo celebrates age of good living MORE than 1000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s Ageing Well Expo, which will provide advice to older Mornington Peninsula and Frankston residents on how to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Now in its seventh year, the ageing expo is organised by Peninsula Health in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire, National Seniors Australia and Frankston City Council. It will feature dozens of exhibitors offering information and advice on a wide range of topics. Event organiser Nikki Hale said the evebnt would give older people the chance to explore the many different
ways they can “age positively and lead an active life”. “It’s a fantastic informative event, with more than 80 displays from local health and council services as well as other community organisations,” she said. Displays and activities will have information on keeping active and involved, living confidently, getting around, the environment and healthy living. Among highlights will be a performance by Rosebud Secondary College concert band and a talk by playwright and men’s health advocate Alan Hopgood, a prostate cancer survivor.
Mr Hopgood has written nine plays touching on age and health-related problems, using humour to highlight the challenges and issues older people face. The Ageing Well Expo is from 10am-2pm on Thursday 10 October at New Peninsula Baptist Church, 370 Craigie Rd, Mt Martha. Entry is by gold coin donation and refreshments will be provided. Free transport is available from various points in Frankston and on the peninsula. There is ample parking and the venue has disability access throughout. For more information or to book a seat on a bus, call Nikki Hale on 9784 8320.
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Remembered and restored: James Fenton, acting Prime Minister during 1930 and a resident of Merricks and later Frankston, is buried at Mornington Cemetery. His neglected grave, left, has been restored after a campaign by Mornington and District Historical Society and federal MP Bruce Billson.
Acting PM James Fenton rests in peace again By Mike Hast THE restored grave of acting Prime Minister James Fenton will be unveiled at Mornington Cemetery at 3.30pm on Sunday 27 October. James Edward Fenton was an MP 1910-34 including acting PM for five months in 1930 during the Great Depression, one of the most tumultuous times in Australian politics. The unveiling will be the culmination of a campaign by Dunkley MP Bruce Billson and Mornington and District Historical Society to restore the grave. About $10,000 for the work came from the federal Labor government’s Your Community Heritage Program. Historical society member Val Wilson, who conducts tours of the cemetery and has been researching its old graves for many years, saw the grave
during a tour and looked up Mr Fenton. She was surprised a former acting PM’s grave had fallen into disrepair. Mr Fenton has no living relatives. James Fenton, who was awarded the Companion of the most distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), died in 1950 aged 86 at his home in Frankston, and given a state funeral in Frankston and buried at Mornington cemetery in Craigie Rd. A printer and journalist before entering Parliament, he represented Maribyrnong in the Federal Parliament from 1910 to 1934 and was acting PM in the Scullin Labor government in 1930 during James Scullin’s absence at the Imperial Conference (the forerunner of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings – CHOGMs). He left the Labor Party in 1931 as a follower of Joseph Lyons.
In the Scullin government he served as Minister for Trade and Customs when Joseph Lyons was treasurer. With Mr Lyons, he bitterly opposed an economic plan to counter the depression, and resigned from the party in the great split of February 1931. The defection of the two men and others caused the defeat of the Scullin government. Mr Fenton and Mr Lyons formed the United Australian Party, a forerunner of the modern Liberal Party. The party won the next election in a landslide. Mr Fenton became Postmaster-General and introduced legislation to start the Australian Broadcasting Commission. He lost his seat in 1934. Mr Fenton was a long-time resident of Merricks North and lived on the cor-
ner of Tubbarubba Rd and One Chain Rd with his wife, two daughters and a son. He successfully lobbied for a post office at Merricks North and the building of a hall, which was used as a school until Red Hill Consolidated School was built in 1951. The building was later named Fenton Hall and is on the corner of BitternDromana and Merricks roads. His wife Elizabeth died at Dromana in 1926 and in the early 1940s Mr Fenton and his daughter Phyllis moved to The Crest in Frankston. His son Edward Fenton farmed at Balnarring for a time. Mr Fenton is notable for having been appointed a Cabinet minister by two governments of different political persuasions. In early 2011, Bruce Billson started
lobbying the federal government for the grave to be restored. He said at the time Mr Fenton was “an important contributor to this country’s politics and government who was afforded a state funeral, and his grave should be kept in adequate order”. An interpretative plaque is part of the restoration. Historical society president Diane White said the group had worked with Mornington Peninsula Shire’s heritage adviser on the restoration. The unveiling will be part of History Week with the historical society conducting its annual Mornington Cemetery tour, led by Val Wilson, at 1.30pm. Mrs Wilson won a heritage award from the National Trust in May for her research into and website (www. morningtoncemetery.com) of pioneer graves in the cemetery.
Grant to help retailers reap richer rewards The grant was provided to the shire on an 80:20 co-funding basis and will be used to mentor peninsula retailers in three topics: effective business management, marketing strategies for small business, and front of house. “The project will give peninsula retailers the opportunity to develop their business skills and learn to promote and manage their retail premises more effectively,” Mr Dixon said. “A focus on customer service will form an essential part of the project.”
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skills in retail management such as marketing strategies and innovative business practices, including building an online presence. It also aims to strengthen business and trader associations such as chambers of commerce. Mr Dixon said the grants would provide support to small businesses in community shopping precincts such as those found in peninsula towns. It would assist them to attract and retain customers as well as stimulate long-term growth.
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By Chris Brennan MORNINGTON Peninsula retailers are set to reap the rewards of a grant awarded to Mornington Peninsula Shire to help small traders improve their business and retail management skills. The grant, announced last week by local state MP Martin Dixon, will fund a core skills development and mentoring project, and comes under the state government’s Streetlife program. The project aims to develop basic
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Expo on course for a healthy future MORE than 60 exhibitors will offer advice and guidance on a wide range of products and services for a more fulfilling and healthier lifestyle at Peninsula Health and Wellbeing Expo this month. Now in its third year, the free event aims to help people start new habits for improved mental, physical and spiritual health. The expo at Mornington Racecourse on Saturday 27 October will bring together specialists in a range of fields including health, wellbeing, nutrition and sustainable living. They will offer advice on diverse subjects such as landscape
gardening, managing power bills, diet conundrums and family health challenges. The event’s organiser, naturopath Jo Schutt, said more than 2000 people attended last year’s event. “So often we have to head up to Melbourne for an event like this,” she said. “Offering it under one roof on the peninsula allows residents easy access to insights into caring for themselves through fitness and lifestyle services, developmental activities and family advice as well as the latest on sustainable practices, fair trade and organic products. Ms Schutt said the one-day event
would provide a touch, tell, taste, and try experience as well as help visitors discover the depth and range of health and wellbeing services on the peninsula. “We are fortunate on the peninsula to have leading experts in the field of health and wellbeing. “The expo is a perfect event to shine the spotlight on them. Peninsula Health and Wellbeing Expo, from 10am-4pm on Saturday 27 October at Mornington Racecourse, Racecourse Rd. Entry is free. Details: Visit www.phwe. com.au or www.facebook.com/ PeninsulaHealthWellbeingExpo
Cheeky question fails to pass Buck Mornington Peninsula Shire Council community meeting at Somerville’s Mechanics Hall, Monday 23 September. The usual fine buffet meal. By David Harrison IT was a depleted council chamber, with shire CEO Michael Kennedy and councillors Frank Martin and David Gibb absent. Infrastructure director Alex Atkins stood in for Dr Kennedy as acting CEO. Does Mr Atkins, one wondered, receive extra money when he acts as the shire supremo? Keeping the shire ship off the rocks is a weighty responsibility, even if for only a week or two during the school holidays, and surely worth a few extra dollars. Question time can be lively, and this night had its moment. Mornington resident Roger Lambert, veteran gadfly
and frequent contender in council elections, caused a spike in excitement with a question that governance manager Noel Buck, who is retiring from the shire, declined to answer. Mr Buck, who once banned this writer briefly from asking questions at council meetings on the grounds that “you are a journalist” – fancy a journalist asking questions! – stated he would not answer Mr Lambert’s question because it did not conform to question time guidelines. In fact, the question was adjudicated to be inappropriate.
An intrigued Council Watch, always alert for a scoop, immediately questioned Mr Lambert on the wording of the question, which, of course, will not appear in the meeting minutes. So here it is – a world exclusive. “It ran along the lines of: Prior to council’s adjournment for Christmas, how did it intend to commemorate the year of passing of the Buck?” Mr Lambert whispered with a grin. Clearly more than one person is mourning the departure of Mr Buck and wishing to put that sentiment on the council record. And clearly council veteran Buck will get an appropriate shire send-off. But Council Watch, which also notes with sadness Mr Buck’s imminent departure from the shire, wondered two things.
Firstly, did Mr Buck have a conflict of interest in adjudicating that the question should not be asked on the grounds that it did not meet question time guidelines? Surely, on the basis that he was the question’s subject, he should have passed the decision to mayor Lynn Bowden or acting CEO Atkins? Conflict of interest is not a matter to be taken lightly, as Mr Buck well knows. Secondly, should not the earnest and dedicated Mr Buck have demonstrated his keenly tuned sense of humour by breaking into a broad grin and asking the question anyway, in the spirit of camaraderie that exists between senior shire staff and their question time interrogators? It was an opportunity for levity missed.
The slowly tightening rules that Mr Buck has imposed on questioners in recent times – only two questions per person, each of no more than 50 words, each signed to confirm it is the original work of the author – are now deftly handled by council meeting regulars. And most questions are just as adroitly not answered by shire staff, unless the shire deems the information sought by the question fits its notion of openness and transparency, better known as shire spin. But the passing of the Buck will likely not be final. Council Watch will be unsurprised to see Mr Buck reappearing occasionally at the shire offices. The shire is developing a tradition of calling back former staff to consult in their area of expertise.
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saviour. It was shaken and rocked, then kicked open, which broke the latch, while three dads cowering behind it were praying for the police to arrive. Gatecrashing is nothing new – I’ve probably been a gatecrasher myself – but it’s always a shock to find people you don’t know and would never invite to your party acting like they own the place, bent on causing damage and starting fights. The young host and friends had been having a great time in the suitably dim and crowded backyard. Professional dance music and strobe lighting set the scene and young bodies swayed to the beat. The atmosphere was charged. This was to be a great night. The girls in their colourful minis
and high heels seemed oblivious to the chilly night air, while the boys gathered, cool and coiffed, avoiding direct visual contact but eyeing them off just the same. The flash of phone cameras showed everyone wanted to remember the night. But the insidious force began to make its presence felt. Jumping unseen over a side fence, the troublemakers nudged guests aside, making threats, taking the middle ground. The fun started to evaporate. “Dad, there’s gatecrashers here. Help me get them out,’’ the young host called out. He’d been punched. We ran to backyard “party central” and, as he pointed them out, began
escorting the culprits to the gate one by one in a firm, no-nonsense manner. This was early days; we were in control – or so we thought. “Get your hands off me,’’ I was told more than once as I marched my quota up the driveway to the street where the ever-growing gang gathered. “Have we called the police?’’ I whispered to the host, who had registered the party the week before. “Yes, they’re on the way.” Being Saturday night they had plenty on their hands and it would be at least a 30-minute wait. Time enough for the effects of alcohol and drugs to kick in and the battle to begin at the front gate. The three dads felt very much alone.
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Tipâ€™s grand final: Friday is D-Day for Peninsula Waste Management and its owner R E Ross Trust to decide whether to appeal the EPAâ€™s decision to reject the proposed rubbish tip, or landfill, in the old Pioneer quarry at Dromana on the Arthurs Seat escarpment. Picture: Yanni
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The News understands Ross Trust will consider whether to appeal the EPA decision at its annual meeting this week. Mr Walsh said the plans would help prepare for â€œVictoriaâ€™s growing population and maximise the economic return from our waste materials through more sophisticated planningâ€?. The government is proposing to set up waste collection hubs to sort waste and extract items of value such as metals, concrete, bricks, asphalt and timber. Mr Walsh said the waste and re-
source recovery industry was a diverse sector worth $2.2 billion annually to the Victorian economy and employing more than 8000 people. â€œAs we implement key actions from Getting Full Value, it is vital that the right plan is in place, including land use and transport plans,â€? he said. â€œThis will help guide investment decisions for waste and resource recovery, and support the future of this important industry for our state.â€? He said the government would seek input from industry, community, local government and waste management
groups before releasing the final plans in 2014. The draft statewide plan is open for comment until 6 December and the draft metropolitan plan until 25 November. For details, visit: www. sustainability.vic.gov.au ď Ž The government in August said it would reduce the stateâ€™s waste management groups from 12 to six, and force Mornington Peninsula Region Waste Management Group to join the Metropolitan Waste Management Group, which also has implications for the proposed Dromana quarry tip.
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Golfers line up for the 110th By Tony Duboudin FLINDERS Golf Club is about to celebrate its 110th birthday, continuing its reign as the state’s oldest with members still playing on its original course. To celebrate, the club is holding an anniversary dinner on Saturday 26 October with a past president of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, David Temple, as master of ceremonies. “This is a significant milestone for the club and one of which we are justifiably proud,” club president Graham Scoffern said. “It gives the club a great sense of continuity. We now look forward to another 110 years.” The Flinders course had its beginnings in the 1870s when English and Scottish migrants working at the nearby cable station – where the telegraph cable from Tasmania came ashore – carved out four rough golf holes on the clifftop. Their work sparked the interest of David Myles Maxwell, who had come to Flinders to manage an onion farm and also happened to be a champion golfer hailing from the holy grail of golf, St Andrews in Scotland. In 1892 Maxwell was the inaugural club champion at Melbourne Golf Club, which soon became Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Being a golf fanatic, he organised volunteers to add another two holes to the nascent course. He also organised friends from Royal Melbourne, who were among the golfing elite of their day, to come and stay with him in Flinders
Putting view: Golfers at Flinders in 1906, 30 years after English and Scottish migrants saw the possibilities of creating a challenging course.
at St Andrews guest house, built in 1905. Among them were Dr (later Sir) James Barrett, Justice Higgins and Dr (later Sir) John McFarland. In 1902, Maxwell put the wheels in motion to establish Flinders Golf Links on two parcels of land owned by the Union Bank and the Crown after a visit to Flinders by Dr Alister Mackenzie, who later became a world renowned golf course architect. Mackenzie made some suggestions about improving the course and within a year it had 18 holes. Maxwell’s friend Dr Barrett was made chairman of the committee with Maxwell as honorary secretary. The new club was affiliated with the Victorian Golf Association in 1903 and on opening day, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club presented a hole cutter to the newly affiliated club.
Annual membership was two shillings and sixpence and the club revenue for the first year was three pounds ($6). Melbourne members spread the word and the renowned Easter tournament began in 1905 and has continued to be held almost uninterrupted to this day. Flinders was rough and windy to play, with holes along the cliffs and even down to the beach and back. The club generated such interest that the Mornington Standard reported on 16 December 1905: “In no part of the state has any golf club made such rapid strides as that at Flinders. Though started only some three years ago by Mr D M Maxwell (who is still honorary secretary of the club) with a membership of 22, the financial year, which closed on September 30, shows a roll of 155 members.”
Over the next 15 years the club acquired freehold land abutting the course. To accomplish this, Maxwell and Barrett formed the Flinders Golf Links Land Company but, because the club was playing golf on a course primarily on Crown land, the state government was asked to form a public park. This “temporary reserve” was created in 1914 and, with some certainty in place, Maxwell started to improve the course. Land acquisitions continued until 1918 by which time the club (the Flinders Golf Links Lands Co had liquidated its assets and transferred them to the Flinders Golf Club) owned all the land on the Western Port frontage. In 1920 the club decided to offer to the Crown all 18 acres (7.23 hectares) of its valuable land along the Western Port side of the links
with two main conditions: Bass Park (now comprising 103 acres) would be permanently reserved and six trustees would be appointed, three to be nominated by the Flinders Golf Club and three by the district. In the early years the course was very much a traditional links-style one with few trees along the clifftops and bare around the fairways. Two holes in particular, the third and fourth, Niagara and Spion Kop, helped put the course on the map. In November 1926, Dr Alister Mackenzie – by now one of the world’s top course designers – returned to Flinders while in Australia to design Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s new Sandringham links. Mackenzie was impressed with the course – Peninsula Post (12/8/1928) quoting him as saying it was “equalled by only one other natural course, which is in California”. Apart from recommending the closure of Spion Kop and Niagara – Mackenzie said the beach sequence slowed play too much – he suggested altering the Coffin, adding two new holes in the “top paddock”, and building up greens and improvements to the fairways and bunkers. While the call to close the two holes was not accepted by the committee, there was a commitment to implement the plan, subject to financial constraints. David Maxwell and his greenkeepers spent years trying to put the recommendations in place. Improvements and alterations to the course have continued from Mackenzie’s day up to the present.
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New award for beach ‘warrior’ ONE of the region’s leading environmentalists, Kath Hassell, has won another award – for outstanding individual achievement at the Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence. Mrs Hassell was presented with the award at Melbourne Museum by Environment Minister Ryan Smith. She has been a member of Frankston Beach Association since 1983, including 12 years as secretary, and has been described as “the backbone of the association”. Victorian Coastal Council said Mrs Hassell had “made a significant contribution to the environmental value of the Frankston Beach dunes system using her skills to propagate and involve people in the planting of more than 90,000 indigenous plants since 1995. She has involved many school students and community volunteers in these activities and has applied for and secured state and federal government grants of more than $140,000 to continue this important work.” In 2011, Mrs Hassell received the Dame Phyllis Frost Award at the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards for her dedication to protecting and enhancing the city’s natural environment.
Charity’s meeting THE annual meeting of Southern Peninsula Food For All will be held at 10.30am Thursday 10 October at All Saints Anglican Church Hall, corner Sixth Ave and Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud. Details: Call 5981 1801 or 5988 4353.
College’s Anzac doco set for broadcast A DOCUMENTARY about Mornington Secondary College’s preparations for Anzac Day 2013 will be shown on Channel 31 on Saturday 2 November. The doco was made by one of the school’s English teachers, Terry Cantwell, who owns Whitewater Films, which makes docos on a range of topics including for Victorian shipwreck hunters Southern Ocean Explorations. Paul Papettas, the college’s Police Youth Drum Corps coordinator, said Our Sons As Well charts the college’s efforts to make the Anzac legacy meaningful to youth of the Mornington Peninsula. “Although it focuses on the drum corps, the doco follows the entire school’s preparation for, commitment to and commemoration of Anzac Day,” he said. “For the past six years, the college has promoted the values and philosophies of the original Anzacs through continuous community involvement. “College students not only remember their forefather’s sacrifices, but also actively attempt to live their lives based on the Anzacs’ shared ideals of mateship, honesty, resilience and persistence.” Mr Papettas acknowledged the help of Leading Senior Constable Mick Mears of Mornington police in the running of the drum corps. Mr Cantwell said the film included interviews with police, youth drum corps members, students, teachers and war veterans including 96-year-old Second World War veteran Jack Green.
Spirit of Anzac: Mornington Secondary College teacher and drum corps coordinator Paul Papettas, left, Channel 7 news presenter Peter Mitchell and Year 12 drum corps student leader John Halse show the awards and the documentary Our Sons As Well.
“College students have commemorated the Anzac spirit through the drum corps, regular Anzac commemorations, a trip to Gallipoli and increased student interaction with the veteran community,” he said. “The documentary captures the
genuine respect and gratitude that students feel for our veterans’ sacrifices.” The college won an Order of Australia Association award for the drum corps’ work in the community and the doco as well as a commendation from the
federal government’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The Order of Australia award was presented at a dinner at Brooklands in Mornington where Channel 7 news presenter Peter Mitchell was guest speaker.
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Battered: The ageing seawall at Craigie Beach in Mt Martha is about to be repaired and protected. Picture: Yanni
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Street life: Three-piece band The Basics – bassist Kris Schroeder, drummer Wally de Backer (aka the Grammy Award-winner Gotye) and guitarist Tim Heath– is the headline act at the 18th Main Street Mornington Festival later this month.
Wally and mates for street festival By Debra Mar THE program for the popular Main Street Mornington Festival was launched on Friday night. The 18th annual festival starts at 11am on Sunday 20 October. About 40,000 people packed the town’s Main St last year. Highlights will include stage performances headlined by The Basics (bassist Kris Schroeder, guitarist Tim Heath and drummer Wally de Backer, aka the Grammy Award-winner Gotye), roving musicians, artists, a children’s arcade, activities and more than 70 food and wine stalls. Organisers said the festival showcased the lifestyle that
Mornington Peninsula “residents enjoy on a daily basis – bringing together wine, food, music, art, entertainment, shopping and fun”. Festival director Christina Nolan and assistant director Paula Creek said the launch was to “bring local businesses, sponsors and volunteers together to acknowledge their support for the past 17 years”. Familiar faces at the launch included Dunkley MP and new Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson, Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors Anne Shaw and Bev Colomb, Kim Rowe of Mornington Chamber of Commerce and Bendigo Community branch managers Kerry
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WORK on the controversial, $84 million South East Water headquarters beside Kananook Creek is underway with earthworks closing off Kananook Boulevard and creek access. South East Water managing director Kevin Hutchings said Probuild was constructing a “five-star Green Star energy rating” building that would meet strict targets for energy and water use. “There will be something for everyone at our new water precinct. Residents will enjoy the new cafes and shops wrapping around the verandah and business will benefit
from our 700 staff making the most of local goods and services,” he said. “Moving to a new office on land we own will reduce operating costs by more than $5 million a year from 2015-16.” Frankston Council sold South East Water the land between Beach and Playne streets for $4 million last year despite widespread opposition. The council agreed to ignore its own building height regulations to speed up approval for the building on land that was a car park. The 10-storey building will be completed in 2015. Picture: Gary Sissons
Frankston a Shaw thing By Keith Platt INDEPENDENT Frankston MP Geoff Shaw is non-committal when it comes to his future in the Victorian Parliament. “I made a four-year commitment and I always keep my commitments,” Mr Shaw said when asked about his candidacy for the election scheduled for November 2014. “Frankston is in a good position, why wouldn’t I stay on? “I’m keeping the status quo at the moment. The election is not until November next year and most people are electioned out by now. I know I certainly am.” Mr Shaw criticised Labor politicians who resigned after the 2010 election, costing taxpayers $1 million in by-election costs: “They’re the people who didn’t keep to a commitment.” For a man variously described as embattled, a rebel and a rogue MP on whom the survival of the Napthine Coalition government depends – and who is due in court this month over alleged misuse of his taxpayer-funded vehicle – Mr Shaw does not give the impression of being under pressure. On 17 September he issued a statement confirming he had been charged by police and also that he had the previous week appeared before the Parliamentary Privileges Committee. Mr Shaw has been summonsed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 October to face 24 charges relating to the alleged misuse of his taxpayer-funded vehicle. On Wednesday, he told The News he had “paid back” $1250 but then corrected himself: “There was nothing to pay; I made a payment of $1250 out of my own pocket and goodwill.” On Tuesday night last week he was at Frank-
ston Arts Centre for a networking night organised by Greater Frankston Business Chamber. On Wednesday last week, he was preparing for a citizenship ceremony at Frankston RSL. Mr Shaw said he was recovering from a severe cold, an illness that had seen him seek leave
from Parliament and not attend on Thursday 20 September amid claims he was angry with Premier Denis Napthine for ruling him out of being the Liberals’ next candidate for Frankston. He said the reports were incorrect. He stayed in Parliament long enough to speak on matters concerning Frankston (a rezoning to allow expansion of Peninsula Private Hospital) before being driven home by an electorate officer. “I became ill on the Tuesday and spoke [in the Legislative Assembly] three times on the Wednesday, although I could hardly speak,” Mr Shaw told The News. News reports had claimed he didn’t look ill and that his car was left in the car park. However, he had caught the train to Melbourne. “The media is always going to be there whatever I do,” Mr Shaw said. “I don’t read the dailies, only the local newspapers. “I’m not media shy. The true story is I was ill and my car was not there. “I was in the Parliament for Frankston, it was [Labor leader] Daniel Andrews who left [after being kicked out of the Parliament for three days by Speaker Ken Smith].” Although he remains a member of the Liberal Party, Mr Shaw said he cannot remember the last time he attended a branch meeting (“I don’t keep those minute details”). Elected as a Liberal Party MP in 2010, he resigned from the Parliamentary Liberal Party on 6 March, the same day Premier Ted Baillieu stepped down from the top job. Mr Shaw, whose continued support is crucial to the state government’s ability to pass legislation, has been surrounded by turmoil ever since, a situation that is unlikely to change any time soon.
Libs, ALP search for election candidates By Mike Hast NEW electoral boundaries to be approved this month will likely be the trigger for candidates wanting to contest the crucial state electorate of Frankston. Both major parties are casting around for candidates to oppose former Liberal and now independent MP Geoff Shaw. Mr Shaw is facing 23 charges of obtaining financial advantage by deception and one charge of misconduct in public office over use of his government car and fuel card. A by-election between now and the state election on 29 November next year is unlikely given the rate at which the wheels of justice turn. The former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has not had his day in court over charges of misusing his work credit card when he was a unionist. The police probe started in late 2011. The Liberal-Nationals Coalition holds 44 seats in the 88-member Victorian lower house, including speaker Ken Smith. Labor has 43 seats and Mr Shaw holds the balance of power. The new boundaries will be gazetted in October
and used at the November 2014 state election. Based on 2010 election results, the draft changes could see a net gain of three seats for the Liberal Party, a loss of one Nationals seat, and loss of two Labor seats. Boundary changes could see Labor-leaning Frankston North and Belvedere Park become part of Frankston electorate. Liberal Party identities touted as possible candidates include 2011 mayor, current Frankston councillor and serving police officer Brian Cunial; his colleague Darrel Taylor, a project manager with the Department of Defence who was elected to the council for the first time last year; and Frankston driving school owner Jerome Breen. Another former Frankston mayor, Christine Richards, who retired from the council prior to last year’s election, has been mentioned as a possible independent candidiate but Ms Richards told The News last week she would not be standing. Another being touted is 2004-05 Frankston mayor Rochelle McArthur who works for Carrum Liberal MP Donna Bauer. Ms McArthur stood in Frankston at the 2006 state election for the Liber-
als and was defeated by incumbent Alistair Harkness. She was pre-selected for the 2010 election but withdrew to care for her husband Lucas, who died in late 2011. Ms McArthur was replaced by Geoff Shaw who beat Dr Harkness in 2010. Another candidate could be Dandenong businessman Peter Angelico, who was a candidate for the federal seat of Isaacs at the 2010 election. He was forced out of the race after a County Court ruling against his steel business when a teenager had his hand crushed. Last year he had the backing of Liberal powerbroker Inga Peulich, the MP for South Eastern Metropolitan in the upper house. In the ALP camp, names being mentioned in despatches include Frankston councillor James Dooley, who stood against Liberal MP David Morris at the 2010 state election, and recent Dunkley federal election candidate Sonya Kilkenny, who was defeated on 7 September by incumbent Bruce Billson, now the Minister for Small Business in the Abbott Coalition government.
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ROSEBUD COUNTRY CLUB THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 Cancer Council of Victoria and Rosebud Country Club greatly acknowledge the support of the following businesses and individuals: Tosca, Barkies Appliances, Rosebud Toyota, Rattray and Walker. Ashley Spears Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Middys Rosebud, Flynn & Co Real Estate, AWM Electrical, Coles Rosebud, Norris Real Estate, Sports Power Rosebud, David Short Real Estate, Better Odds Pty Ltd. Wayne Richie’s Skiers Edge, Beat A Bug, Fairways Resort, Baker’s Delight Rosebud, Toro, Portsea Hotel, Portsea Golf Club, Moonah Links, St Andrews Beach Golf Course, Flinders Golf Club, Safety Beach Golf Course, Sorrento Golf Club, The Dunes Golf Links, Long Island Country Club, Nepean Optical Rosebud, The Knox Club, Peninsula Timber, Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Bolton Performance Golf, Searoad Ferries, Godwin Scerri, Settlers Run Golf and Country Club, Titleist, The Knox Club, Bendigo Bank, Excite Golf – Bob Jenkins, Schweppes, RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Southern Peninsula News, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Martin Dixon MP, Greg Hunt MP – Federal Member for Flinders, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Graphic Image Signs, Golf Australia Magazine, Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre, Davis Greg, Advantage Medical and Dental, Bayne and Friend, Bayview Motor Inn, Founds Bedding and Furniture, Peninsula Party Hire, Greg’s Butcher, Paint Place, Roberts Carpet Court, Mornington Golf Club, Dick’s Friendly Service Station, Peninsula Service Centre, Bayside Seafood, Peter Heppner, Cranbourne Golf Club, Alien Fitness, Rosebud Saw, Beachside Tourism, Office Choice Rosebud, Peninsula Hot Springs, Chemist Warehouse Safety Beach. 207 Boneo Road, Rosebud Victoria 3939 visit www.rosebudcountryclub.com.au
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AROUND THE REGION
Hospital expansion set for approval By Mike Hast EXPANSION of Peninsula Private Hospital is on the cusp of being approved by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. MPs debated the matter in the Parliament late last month. The hospitalâ€™s plan to greatly expand its facility on the corner of Cranbourne Rd and McClelland Dve, Langwarrin, was approved by Frankston Council in early August. This followed a recommendation by Planning Panels Victoria that the rezoning and planning permit for stage one of the expansion be approved. The proposal needs a change to the planning scheme to go ahead. The hospitalâ€™s land at 525, 555 and 559 McClelland Dve will change from Rural Conservation Zone and Road Zone Category to Special Use Zone. This would allow hospital owner Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust to build stage one of a $25 million redevelopment that will more than double the private hospitalâ€™s size. The first stage includes an intensive care unit, overnight and day surgery beds, operating theatres, allied health centre, consulting rooms and multi-storey car parking. The hospital is operated by Ramsay Health Care. An earlier attempt to get Mr Guy to declare the hospital expansion land as a so-called green wedge anomaly was unsuccessful and the hospital sought a planning amendment to change the zoning. The expansion has been on the drawing board for about six years. Chris Smith of Australian Unity Investments
said the hospital needed to expand to meet â€œlongterm growing demand in the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas for additional and specialist healthcare servicesâ€?. He said a new intensive care unit was particularly important. Consultants working for the hospital said an extra 570 private hospital beds were needed in the region, â€œbut only 449 are currently availableâ€?. Peninsula Private was investigated by Frankston Council last year for clearing native vegetation at 555 McClelland Dve in the green wedge zone. Last October, the council said it would not fine the hospital over the clearing. In the Parliament last week, Frankston MP Geoff Shaw said it was â€œpretty important Frankston Environmental Friends Network, along with the council, the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, and Peninsula Private Hospital and its directors were able to talk through some environmental issuesâ€?. He said FEFN had â€œaccepted this current planned expansion and development, as there were some compromises by decreasing the footprint of the building and maintaining some of the local indigenous bushlandâ€?. Mr Shaw said the hospital employed more than 850 people â€œThey had their first open heart surgery around this time last year â€Ś and they have an intensive care unit which was opened up in that same month. â€œThey are expanding services with the new plans for beds, theatres and radiology, and they are ready to go as soon as it is approved.â€? Mr Shaw said the hospital would be expanded by 19,000 square metres. More than $80 million had been invested in the hospital, he said.
More room at village after renovations THE Village Baxter retirement complex has opened 60 renovated hostel rooms. Stanley Lodge was opened by Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency chief executive officer Mark Brandon. The village has 750 residents living in 453 independent units, a 60-room nursing home and the 60 hostel rooms The village was established in Golf Links Rd, Frankston South, in 1974 on 35-hectare landscaped site.
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An open day at the village on Saturday 12 October will coincide with a garden competition judged by members of Frankston Garden Club. Many residents in the independent living units have flourishing gardens. Now open: Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer, left, Howard Hinds with his father-in-law, 15-year Baxter Village resident Frank Wootton, and Mark Brandon at last weekâ€™s opening of the renovated Stanley Lodge. Picture: Gary Sissons
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Bayside grace THIS near-new apartment is just one street back from the beach and shops. It comprises three large bedrooms (main with ensuite), separate study, open-plan living, dining and kitchen leading to a north-facing deck. It has a full bathroom, separate toilet with vanity, third shower and toilet. It would be a fantastic retirement or holiday apartment. Inspect by appointment. Address: 8A Grace Street, RYE Auction: $749,000 Agency: John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye Agent: John Kennedy, 0401 984 842
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LOVE THIS HOME
LAND LAND LAND LAND 51 McDonald Road, RYE $299,000 TOWNSHIP
Large corner block situated close to the Rye shops and beach. Land size approximately 900m2. Build the dream on this fantastic block only 10 minutes walk into town. MEL REF: 168 G7
Contact John Kennedy 0401 984 842
28 Turnberry Grove, FINGAL $300,000 MOONAH LINKS
Fabulous sloping block with great views over the 18th hole. Surrounded by impressive new homes with all the facilities afforded to Moonah Links owners. Offers Invited.
Contact John Kennedy 0401 984 842
9 McDonald Road, RYE $330,000
“PRIVATE PARADISE” $KLGGHQWUHDWRIRYHUVTPRIÁDW land, of which majority of trees have been cleared. Located close enough to the beach and shops. This private piece of paradise is ready and waiting just for you!
Contact Leah Pancic 0421 700 749
A modern marvel AN hour from Melbourne and within walking distance of Rosebud foreshore and shopping precinct, this contemporary luxury townhouse offers quality finishes throughout including high square set ceilings, polished boards, wool carpets, porcelain tiles and stone benches in the wet areas. Accommodation consists of fully equipped galley kitchen, generous robed bedrooms and main with ensuite. The tranquil setting outside with large covered decking provides seamless integration between indoor and outdoor living, and the paved barbecue area is perfect for the warmer months. The home is serviced by gas ducted heating, continuous flow hot water, two reverse-cycle air-conditioners and two-car area. The open-plan, light-filled property provides low maintenance “lock up and leave” living only a 10-minute walk from the beach. It would suit a family, professional couple or holidaymakers. Address: 11/183 Eastbourne Road, ROSEBUD Price: $390,000 plus Agency: Barry Plant – Rosebud, 1/28 McCombe Street, Rosebud Agent: James Arnold, 0403 883 322
21 Neville Drive, RYE $350,000 - $380,000 TYRONE LAND
Vacant land only 300m to the popular Tyrone beach, slightly elevated to capture tree top views to the north/ west. Build something substantial or just a cottage to enjoy the beach.
Contact John Kennedy 0401 984 842
18 Moorong Street, RYE $375,000+
CLOSE TO BEACH AND SHOPS BAY VIEWS
7KLVPDJQLÀFHQWEORFNLVOHVVWKDQD 10 minute walk to the beach and Rye café’s and shops. It has everything you FRXOGSRVVLEO\DVNIRUSOXVÁDWHQWU\ from the road
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2 Moody Street, RYE $380,000 - $410,000
PRIME TYRONE FORESHORE
7KLVPDJQLÀFHQWYDFDQWEORFNVLWXDWHG only 250mtrs walk from the popular Tyrone/Whitecliffs beach also has excellent 360 degree views. Walk to the beach and 965m2 approx, what more could you want? Take a walk and make us an offer. MEL REF 168 B4
Contact John Kennedy 0401 984 842
2327 PT NEPEAN RD RYE
03 5985 8800 www.johnkennedyrealestate.com.au Page 4
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Enjoy an enviable lifestyle LOCATED in an exclusive, blue chip location with direct access to Main Street cafes, shops and medical facilities, this stunning townhouse offers both form and function. This could be the townhouse you’ve been searching for. Daily living is accommodated downstairs, including lounge, dinning, study (with wall mounted LCD TV), a fabulous kitchen with Miele appliances including two wall ovens and large pantry with built-in workbench, huge laundry with built-in cupboards, powder room, a master bedroom suite with walk-in robe and resort-style ensuite with double shower and vanities. Upstairs offers kids and guest accommodation with two oversized bedrooms, separate living area, another bathroom and separate powder room. Other features include a covered and paved outdoor entertaining (gas connection for the barbecue) decorated Noosa-style, reverse cycle heating and cooling, Jetmaster gas log fire, plantation shutters, electric blinds, drying cupboard in laundry, ducted vacuum, intercom system and a water tank plumbed to the toilets. Address: 2/19 Turnbull Street, MORNINGTON Price: Price by negotiation $790,000 – $830,000 Agency: Harcourts Mornington, Suite 2, 1A Main Street, Mornington Agent: Janet McNeill, 0419 503 327
DROMANA 10 Coleus Street Executor Auction - Quiet Location - Dromana Hillside Location
Open plan living/kitchen/dining room, outdoor entertaining area & carport under the roof line.
Perfect for weekend getaways, permanent living or add this great home to your investment portfolio. Low maintenance landscaped gardens plus you can sit back, relax and enjoy a bbq on the rear deck - summer is coming! Terms: 10% deposit, balance 60 days or earlier by agreement
Sat 19th October at 11.00am PRICE GUIDE
Suit $280,000 plus buyers
as advertised Photo ID Required Rod Richards 0432 767 450 Rosebud OfďŹ ce 5986 8880
ROSEBUD 28 Wakool Avenue Picturesque position Set on an elevated allotment of approximately 840m2 in a sought after location of Rosebud South comes this brick veneer home with exclusive bay views. This property offers 4 generous sized bedrooms, the main suite with both walk in robe and en-suite. Bay views can be enjoyed from the spacious open plan formal and informal living areas. With polished ďŹ‚oorboards throughout and serviced by a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher as well as split system reverse cycle air-conditioning, this home will tick all the boxes. The true potential of this property is realised from the expansive outdoor, undercover deck area with bay views across Port Phillip Bay.
2 2 Sat 26th October at 2.00pm INSPECT As advertised Photo ID Required CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 or Raquel Burgess 0419 573 137
Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days
Real Estate Careers Night This information session will answer all of your questions if you are considering a career in real estate or you are already in real estate and you are looking for a smart career move. Topics of discussion on the night will be: training, support, technology & pay structures.
Light refreshments will be provided on the night. When: Thursday 24th October, 6pm Where: Barry Plant Rosebud 28 McCombe St Rosebud
Bookings for this exciting event are essential as numbers are strictly limited. Reserve your place by calling Katherine on 5986 8880 or email us all your contact details to: email@example.com
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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888
Auction Saturday 26th October at 11.00am
13 Mariners Retreat Sublime Seaside Style Designed with an emphasis on low-maintenance luxury, this discreet and private single-level residence with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double remote garage delivers contemporary living in a fabulous beachside address. Two courtyards in natural light all day; impressive finishes from granite benchtops to Porcher vanities emphasise the stylish lifestyle appeal. An expansive open-plan living and dining area opens to two courtyards, including one with a retractable awning, and integrates a stylish stone kitchen. This is a great opportunity to secure an easy-care home in a sought-after location just a short walk to the beach and close to Main Streetâ€™s cafes, boutiques and cinema.
Auction Saturday 26th October 11.00am Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90/120 days Inspect Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm. Saturday 12.30-1.00pm Contact Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au Page 8
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Bay views and many features POTENTIAL buyers won’t come across too many properties like this one. The vendor has committed elsewhere and is prepared to meet the market. The home is extremely spacious with downstairs accommodating two bedrooms, two studies, a large rumpus room with wet bar, a formal dining room that could be a large third bedroom, a bathroom, laundry and powder room. The first thing you notice upstairs is the light and bright, northfacing, open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge, which open onto the large deck with new glass panel fencing with 180-degree views of Port Phillip Bay. Separate from the open living space is a bedroom with robes and the parents’ retreat, complete with bay views, sitting area, massive walk-in robe and ensuite with double shower and double vanity. Other features include an automatic retractable awning on balcony, ducted heating, four reverse-cycle split-systems, solar panels (which cover almost all electricity bills), security system with four external cameras, two-car garage with rear roller access to a new single carport, a rainwater tank with a pump for an irrigation system, vegie gardens, two garden sheds, a rear deck off the rumpus room and fully landscaped gardens at front and rear.
Dromana 197 Nepean Highway Family Home On 1 Acre (approx) Located in country area of Dromana, & boasting excellent views of Port Phillip Bay, Mt Martha Hill & Martha Cove Marina. The well maintained 3 bedroom home offers open living & includes 2 studies, new kitchen with walk in pantry, gas heating & A/C. An ideal retreat with room for a horse, tennis court, pool or simply use as a great play & relax area. Exceptional value, realistic vendor.
Auction Saturday 5th October @ 3pm View As advertised or by appointment Hendrik Boer 0410 415 515 firstname.lastname@example.org Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, 5986 4900
Address: 17 Port Phillip Drive, MORNINGTON Price: Offers in excess of $620,000 Agency: Blue Water Bay Real Estate, Shop 37a Bentons Square Shopping Centre, Mornington, 5679 1888 Agent: Joel Hood, 0428 488 355
Rosebud 3/49 Fairway Grove New Home Realisation Sale Brand new villa unit set in a quiet residential area is being offered with 7 years builders’ warranty & 6 star energy rating. Open plan living, kitchen & dining with solid hardwood floors, 3 large BRs & master with WIR & en suite. Kitchen offering, stone benches & S/S appliances. Serviced by gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, remote DLUG & entertaining deck.
Saturday 26th October @ 12.30pm View As advertised or by appointment Sallie Del Col 0431 685 918 email@example.com
Ray White Rosebud 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road, 5986 4900
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the peninsula’s new benchmark for business
showroom/warehouses for sale or lease 61 watt road mornington open for inspections wed 12-1pm • Brand new showroom/warehouses • Premium quality, efﬁcient spaces • Flexible designs to suit with great proﬁle • Areas from 366m2 – 610m2 approx • Ideal for owner occupiers & SMSF investment • Call to arrange an inspection
5976 5900 220 - 222 Main St, Mornington 3931
Michelle Adams 0407 743 858 Kara James 0412 939 224
Andrew Smith 0407 936 969 Cheryl Yeats 0416 098 718
Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 Linda Ellis 0400 480 397
NEW HOMES UNIT DEVELOPMENTS
INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL
Clean up with this business LOCATED in the busy Balnarring shopping centre, this great little business – Balnarring Laundrette and Bay Stays – is well established and caters to locals and holidaymakers alike. There are great lease conditions and the business is easily managed.
Laundrette, BALNARRING Price: $160,000 plus SAV Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Russell Murphy, 0407 839 184
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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL
Florist by the bay
Busy cafe life
THE vendors are looking for an urgent sale of this beautifully presented florist shop, which is the only one in Rye. It opens Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday with half a day on Saturday. They sell flowers, plants and gifts and deliver in the area. A member of Petals florist network, the business also has a beautifully presented website. It can be operated by one person.
THIS is a very well presented industrial cafe and takeaway well positioned on a busy main road. It is easily run with two staff and has seating inside for 10 and 8 outside. It operates Monday to Friday 5.30am-2.30pm. The vendor owns the freehold and is willing to negotiate a new lease at $1200 a month. Alternatively the freehold is available to buy at $199,000 plus GST. An urgent sale is required and the vendor is willing to consider all genuine offers.
Florist, RYE Price: $48,000 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151
Industrial cafe and takeaway, MORDIALLOC Price: $50,000 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Graham Haddock, 0417 360 963
Business Sales Specialists www.latessabusiness.com.au
50 Playne Street Frankston
Tel: (03) 9781 1588 BUSINESS PROMOTION
AUTO PLASTIC REPAIR
HOMEWARES, GIFTS ETC.
HOME-BASED 9 new territories available, excellent brand, proven concepts. All products and services will be provided, work from home, create the lifestyle you want. Ongoing support, unlimited potential.
Specialist repair and recolouring service of leather, vinyl, velour & plastic – a vital tool in the auto industry. Over 13 yrs experience providing mobile on-site, cost effective repairs. Full training given.
Eclectic range of homewares, gifts, furniture & fashion, attracts high end shoppers from Peninsula, loyal local support and tourist trade in summer. Exclusive brands, shopping village location.
Retail sales of discount products inc stationery, arts & crafts, hardware, toys etc. Suburban shopping strip, trades 5 ½ days, can be one person operation
$75,000 + sav
Bright café on main street, easy to run with 2 staff. Seats 16 in & 8 outside. New lease available. Opens Tues to Sun.
FROM $40,000 TO $100,000
NOW $60,000 + sav
NOW $65,000 + sav, neg.
INDUSTRIAL TAKEAWAY MORDIALLOC Well presented and refurbished, easy run with 2 staff. Seats 8 in/ 8 out, well equipped kitchen with walk in coolroom. Good location with long lease available. Mon – Fri 7am to 2.30pm.
NOW $79,500 + sav
GATE & GARAGE AUTOMATION
Fully mobile self-contained commercial kitchen. Caters private & corporate events inc races, markets, Rotary etc. Work approx. 25 hours per week. Predominately FDVKÀRZEXVLQHVV
Residential on weekly, f’nightly and monthly basis for regular clients. Has 2 commercial jobs, area covers from Brighton to Portsea. Currently operated by H&W team working together most of the time.
NARRE WARREN Laser hair removal and a variety of skin treatments in large salon close to major S/C. All required training available, laser machine support, online booking system. Trades Tues to Sat.
Design, installation & service. Easy run by owner & subcontractors as required. Homebased, no lease. Lots of potential for expansion. Includes work ute, tools, equipment & web page.
Seats 60, fully equipped commercial kitchen, corner location with excellent exposure. Fully airconditioned. Brand new stove. Trades 5 ½ days for lunch and dinner
This well known franchise is showing strong consistent T/O and still room for growth. Very well presented in plaza with new lease to be negotiated. Easily operated by 1 fulltime & 2 casual staff.
NOW $80,000 + sav
$88,000 + sav
$95,000 + sav
NOW $100,000 + sav
CAFE & TAKEAWAY
FRANKSTON Trading Mon-Fri 7am to 3pm in busy retail/commercial area, est many years. Well patronized by shoppers & workers. If you want a busy, short working week, this is for you!
Service focused movie & game rental. Full computer system with no competition in the area. 11,000 DVDs plus games and blueray, all the latest releases. Full database of 2600 rented in last 12 months.
ROSEBUD Only Asian food in Shopping Centre food court, ample seating. Only wok commercial kitchen in Centre, coolroom, all s/steel equipment, display fridges. Huge potential – nothing to be done!
$110,000 + sav
$115,000 + sav
$110,000 + sav
CAFE & MILK BAR
Large modern shop in the best part of seaside shopping strip. Excellent equipment, inside seating as well as spacious outdoor tables. 15kgs coffee per week. Huge potential to increase takings with enthusiastic new owner.
Prime position, Est 25 years. 4 treatment rooms plus others for sublet. Comprehensive website brings good results. Clinically advanced skincare treatments, trained therapists.
NOW $129,000 + sav
$130,000 + sav
FRANKSTON 1x30L power washer, 11 Speed Queen washers, 8 dryers. Air-con, monitored alarm, phone system. Automatic doors 7am – 9.30pm. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm NE Attended and Sat 9am-12pm.
USED GOODS RETAILER
Seats 45 in / 40 outside in wonderfully relaxing atmosphere overlooking the marina. Trades 6 days winter, 7 in summer, could open nights. Good equipment, est 25 years, vendor wishes to retire.
Long established, opens 5.30am to 2.30pm. Great equipment, simple to operate, all the hard work has been done. Approx 6 kgs coffee per week. Brand new dishwasher, new menu signage.
Two rooms, licensed for 25 per day, 102 per week occupancy. In the heart of high density residential area, Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm. Can be fully managed, one vendor happy to VWD\RQ&RQ¿GHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV
Large shop in great location, well
WILL LOOK AT ALL OFFERS $160,000 + sav
BUSINESS $175,000 FREEHOLD $415,000
Large warehouse includes complete aquarium, hydrobath, sells premium foods, treatments & accessories. Equipment inc computer system, shelving, forklift. Prime position close to Bunnings.
IDEAL FOR TRADIES
$130,000 + sav LAUNDRETTE GEELONG Front coin launderette has 12 washers & 6 dryers. Huge rear offers all services, 6 washers & 5 dryers with competent staff. Long lease, so busy they are rejecting work. Great opportunity!
Food and accessories, grooming Jetmaster – Heat N Glo & hydrobath, aquariums, birds dealership. One man operation and reptiles. Extensive website with sub-contracted installers or ready for online trading. Large GRWKHORW\RXUVHOIIRUH[WUDSUR¿WV modern premises on main road, Excellent location with allocated well known in M’ton, operating parking. Established 15 years. around 25 years.
$299,000 + sav
under value due to urgency of sale. Long lease.
$175,000 + sav
$185,000 inc stock
MOWERS AND GARDENS
Services SE suburbs with fresh Stockists of quality mowers and fruit & veg, 5 days. Market twice garden equipment at affordable weekly, operates from 2 small prices. Large business well known factories. Truck & 2 vans included. 8 weeks holiday a year. Potential on the Peninsula, could suit family to increase, mainly c/card RUSDUWQHUVKLS*UHDWSUR¿WV± SD\PHQWVSOXVJRRGFDVKÀRZ huge potential!
$199,000 + sav BAKERY Double shop frontage, one of the oldest bakeries in town, well known for its French delights. Good equipment inc Combo van, some wholesale with deliveries to schools. Vendor will assist new owner with changeover.
$395,000 + sav
$320,000 + sav FREEHOLD PROPERTY
BUSINESS & FREEHOLD
IMPORTER & WHOLESALER
64 acres residential / industrial with 4BR home and 2BR bungalow. Located close to Westernport Bay waterfront, has sheds, stables, outbuildings, training track for current horse agistment. Ideal horse or port related industry.
Packaging industry, comprehensive service & products, state of the art equipment. Modern premises. Detailed information available. Business - $1.55M + sav. Freehold $4.6M + gst
UK, Germany, Italy, China, in-demand growth. Aust distribution rights. Silicon
$6.15 million + sav & gst
$4.25 Million + sav
Manufacturer & retailer of over 60 different smoked & cooked products in state of the art purpose built factory/retail outlet. Training offered and recipes will be included. &RQ¿GHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV
Est 25+ years, very well equipped with 4 trucks, loaders & handling equipment. Supply all types of garden & landscape materials. Many repeat customers inc builders, landscapers, construction companies & homeowners.
Long established & well known within the industry and construction industry. Well equipped, largest in area, handles large industrial & construction blasting & painting needs. 10 acre industrial/ residential block.
$925,000 + sav
stocked for bargain buying. Selling
NOW $320,000 + sav
$550,000 + sav
Est 40 years on a major road in a residential area. Caravan park opposite attracts huge repeat custom, also tradies & holiday makers Onsite parking for cars, etc. Trades 7 days. NE trucks Good equipment.
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In tune for four decades THEYâ€™VE been in fine voice for 40 years. The Frankston-based Australian Welsh Male Choir traces its beginnings to a group of Welsh expatriates getting together for a Christmas singalong at the Pines Soccer Club in Frankston North. The choir was first known as the Cambrian Choir with its first public performance on 20 October 1974 at the dedication service for the Victoria Police Academy chapel in Glen Waverley. The event coincided with the first live outside colour broadcast by ABC TV. The choir became the Victoria Welsh Male Choir in June 1980 and the Australian Welsh Male Choir in April 1985. Since then the combined voices have toured overseas, including Wales. Last week choir members celebrated 40 years of song by assembling in the chapel at Village Baxter. A trilling trio: Three members who have been part of the Australian Welsh Male Choir since its beginnings 40 years ago are, from left, Tony Dickinson, Bernie Rumble and Glynn Thomas. Picture: Gary Sissons
Anzac frigate Perth leaves Port Phillip SOUTHERN peninsula ship watchers spotted one of the Royal Australian Navyâ€™s Anzac class frigates, HMAS Perth, leaving Port Phillip on Friday. Perth was the last of eight Anzac frigates constructed in Williamstown by Tenix, and was commissioned in 2006. The frigate is the third RAN ship to carry the Perth name. She displaces 3759 tonnes and is 118 metres long and 14.8 metres wide. Top speed is 27 knots and she has a crew of 174. Perth carries Sea Sparrow anti-air missile, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, five-inch automatic rapid fire gun, four 50-calibre (12.7mm) machine guns and two triple-mounted torpedo tubes as well as a Seahawk helicopter. Perth is the first Anzac class ships to undergo an anti-ship missile defence upgrade. Picture: Andrew Mackinnon of aquamanships.com
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Wild winds wreak havoc By Chris Brennan DOZENS of trees were knocked down, many onto homes, buildings and roads, as wild winds and torrential rain wreaked havoc across the Mornington Peninsula late last week. The Victorian State Emergency Service recorded one of its busiest days on record, with crews responding to more than 1300 calls for assistance across Melbourne as winds of more than 100km/h lashed the city on Thursday. SES officials said it was fortunate no serious injuries were suffered as gale force winds brought down an estimated 1000 trees across the city’s south and east, causing extensive damage to
homes and building and blocking numerous roads. Frankston SES controller Brian McManus said his crews had responded to more than 100 emergency calls, the most serious being a large tree that had crashed onto a sports medicine clinic at Mt Eliza. “The prolonged nature of the storm and the heavy rain meant the damage was very widespread but we were lucky that there was nothing too serious, just a lot of them,” he said. “The combination of high winds and heavy rain brought down some pretty big trees, a lot of them were across roads and onto cars and buildings.” A home was damaged by a fallen
tree in Kingfisher Ave, Rosebud West, while the roof was ripped from a real estate agent in central Rosebud. At Arthurs Seat, two cars travelling in opposite directions crashed into a fallen trees after in came down directly in their path. Neither driver was seriously injured in the incident. SES spokesman Stefan Delatovic warned Mornington Peninsula residents to take extreme care around trees over coming days, with many having been damaged and weakened by last week’s rain and wind. “There’ll be a lot of large trees and branches that are ready to come down in even light winds, so people need to be extremely careful,” he said.
Blown away: A large tree crashed onto a clinic at Mt Eliza. Pictures: Gary Sissons
Teen’s body ‘in the tip’ says killer
Analog TV is being switched oﬀ in Melbourne and surrounding areas on 10 December 2013*
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The areas shaded maroon above show where the analog TV signals will be switched off on 10 December 2013*. After this date, these areas will receive digital-only signals. If you haven’t already done so, you need to get ready for digital-only TV.
How do I tell if I have digital TV? If you can see ABC2, SBS TWO, GO!, 7TWO or Eleven, you are digital ready and don’t need to do anything.
If I can’t see those channels, what do I have to do? Remember, to keep watching free-to-air TV shows, you’ll need either: • one set-top box or a digital TV recorder for each analog TV you use; or • a new TV with a built-in digital tuner. Most importantly, you do not have to buy a new TV if you do not want to. Most antennas and cabling should work after the digital switchover. However, if you have any concerns about your reception, you may consider asking an endorsed Antenna Installer to check your antenna and cabling. If you have any other questions, or to ﬁnd your nearest endorsed Antenna Installer, visit our website or call the Digital Ready Information Line.
Get ready for digital TV today. *Please note: switch off may occur earlier in some towns. Residents in these towns will be informed about the switchover dates. See the website for more information.
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FRANKSTON’S old tip in McClelland Dve may be excavated to find the body of 13-year-old Prue Bird who was murdered in 1992. Last Monday week, Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Curtain said the tip should be checked for the teen’s body. Convicted killer Leslie Alfred Camilleri told police he dumped the body at the tip in 1992. Homicide detectives took Camilleri to the site on 6 August after he finally offered to help find her body. Homicide Detective Senior Constable Nathan Toey told the court police had been contacted by Camilleri in May offering to help find Ms Bird’s body and requesting maps of the Frankston tip area from 1992. Camilleri claimed he had snatched Ms Bird off the street outside her Glenroy home on 2 February 1992, and murdered her before driving to the Frankston tip. Police said they would analyse soil from the area to see if it was used as a rubbish tip. Justice Curtain had been planning to sentence Camilleri on Thursday but adjourned the case to 16 October to give police more time to investigate his claims. Camilleri, 43, is serving two life sentences for raping and murdering Bega schoolgirls Lauren Barry and Nichole Collins in 1997. Police alleged the motive for Ms Bird’s abduction and murder revolved around payback over police statements made against the men who bombed the Russell Street police building in 1986. Ms Bird’s grandmother and her partner gave statements to police about the fatal bombing.
Small is beautiful in business stakes PENINSULA residents and visitors are being asked to “think local” and support small business operators by getting behind the state’s inaugural Support Small Business Day. On Saturday 19 October, Victorians will be encouraged to purchase from their local small businesses, including retailers, cafés, restaurants and other service providers. Nepean MP Martin Dixon said initiative aimed to raise awareness and boost trade. “This initiative will encourage consumers to shop at local traders and showcase the vital role small business plays within our communities,” he said. Small businesses will be able to use the initiative to reach out to consumers in their area and can receive assistance with marketing and online strategies to improve their business. To register, businesses can visit www.supportsmallbusinessday.com.au to create incentives for customers to visit their small business on the day. The day is also being promoted on social media channels such as Facebook (facebook.com/ supportsmallbusinessday), Twitter (twitter.com/ supportsmall), and Instagram (instagram.com/ supportsmall).
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Frankston man suffers horse accident, booze to blame for US convicts Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 4 October 1913. MR M. Brody, of Frankston, had a rather startling experience on Friday last. He was unharnessing a young horse in the Pier Hotel yard, when the animal became frightened and made off. Mr Brody grabbed the reins, but the horse pulled him along till the trap struck an obstruction and overturned, striking Mr Brody. He was rather severely hurt, and was confined to his room for four or five days, and was attended to by Dr Maxwell. We are pleased to state that he is about again, though he has to have the assistance of a stick. *** THE chaplain of the penitentiary in Alabama asked how many of the convicts owed their position to the use of liquor, and out of 300 in the gaol, 281 rose to their feet to signify that drink was the cause of their downfall. *** THE Frankston Orchestra has made great strides under the conductorship of Mr Walter Jennings, and it is quite possible that the Choral and Orchestra will render the leading choruses from ‘Faust’ in the near future. *** AT the last meeting of the committee of the Frankston Choral Society it was pleasing to note that the hon. secretary drew attention to the increasing number of members. The Choral Society has now 40 members and the Orchestra 15 instrumentalists and it is expected that others will join. *** ON Tuesday next, October 7th, Mr R. M. Jennings, the well-known organ-
iser of the People’s Liberal Party will deliver an address in the Mechanics’ Hall, Somerville, at 8 p.m. Musical items will also be rendered, and an enjoyable and instructive evening is assured. *** FINALITY has at last been reached in connection with the agitation that has been going on for some time by Somerville residents for improved school accommodation. A communication has been received from the Department stating that tenders for the removal and re-erection of the school will be called for next week. The National Trustees Company is applying for probate in the will of Patrick Phelan, late of Cowes, Phillip Island, farmer, who died on 22nd ult., leaving estate valued at £3045, being reality £2214 and personalty £881, Testator bequeathed a legacy of £100 to the Roman Catholic archbishop towards the erection of a church at Cowes, and the residue to his nephews and nieces. *** AT a special meeting of the Mornington Loyal Celebration League, held in the Mechanics’ Institute on Monday evening last, it was unanimously decided to expend up to £12 in tickets for the school children’s trip to the Zoological Gardens, which takes place on Wednesday, 12th November. Where there are more than two children in a family those tickets will be given free to all over that number up to 16 years of age. *** THE date for the lecture on “Fish Life”, to be given by Mr H. C. Dan-
nevig, Director of Fisheries, in the Mornington Mechanics’ Institute, has been fixed for Thursday, 28rd October. Mr Dannevig is at present on a cruise, and is taking a number of views for the purpose of illustrating his lecture, which will doubtless be most instructive and interesting. Major Campbell, who is making all arrangements, and also paying the expenses, deserves the best thanks of the community for his enterprise. The admission to the lecture is free. *** MR W. Schultz, of the Pier Hotel, Frankston, has just completed an addition to his establishment which will prove a great convenience to motorists and the travelling public generally. The now building consists of a commodious garage and stables, 60ft x 16ft, built of sand and cement blocks, the latter being made by himself. When completed there will be room for three motor cars, a buggy shed, and a noose box. In the space allotted to the motors a pit has been excavated, so that the person in charge of car can get underneath with ease to effect any necessary repairs. *** A COMPLIMENTARY social do for the Hastings footballers was held in the local hall on Friday, September 26th. A very enjoyable night’s dancing was spent, interspersed with songs by Misses Hodgins, Reid and Jones and Messrs F. A. Tubbs and J. Carmichael, which were much appreciated by all. Rev. C. Eva spoke in a very efficient manner on the excellent way that the Blue and Whites had come to the top of the tree. At the start of the season we heard a lot about what
other clubs were going to do, but Hastings is still on top, and likely to stop there, too. Mr J. D. Hodgins (the President) responded on behalf of the footballers, and said that they did their best and all pulled together with excellent results. *** THE son of the local storekeeper, Willie Berry, whilst in charge of a horse and cart at the Military reserve met with a painful accident. The horse took fright at the noise of a motor and bolted. The lad was thrown to the ground and had his arm broken. *** THE poultry lecture as announced to be given by Mr Rintoul, an expert attached to the Department of Agriculture, fell through owing to the lecturer not putting in an appearance. There was only a moderate attendance. The President of the Progress Association, Mr J. Archibald, however, proved equal to the occasion, and opened a discussion on poultry, and related reminiscences of an amusing character. Others also contributed items on various matters appertaining to poultry keeping, and although disappointment was felt at the absence of Mr Rintoul, a pleasant social evening was enjoyed. *** LARGE quantities of eggs and poultry are being used daily at the Military Camp here, and poultry keepers will find a ready sale for their produce there in any quantities at top market rates. Very satisfactory progress is being made at most of the poultry yards, and larger quantities of eggs are being despatched weekly from the district. At Mr C. W. Clarke’s Skye road,
hatching is now in full swing, and it is intended that 4000 more birds will be added to the flock this season. An immense quantity of eggs have been daily gathered for some time, the cross that Mr Clark introduced with last year’s hatching having fully come up to his expectations as early and prolific layers. *** MRS J. Clark, of Langwarrin, scored three first prizes and one second at the recent Royal Show with Plymouth barred Rocks. *** A QUESTION arising out of the purchase of certain allotments of land at Frankston was argued in the Practice Court on Monday before Mr Justice Hood. The vendor was John William Thomas, of Scottish House, William Street, and the purchaser was Francis William Tatley, of Frankston. The complaint of the purchaser was that under the wording of the contract of sale he was not given the right of carriage way over a lane at the rear of the allotment. As the lane was shown on the subdivision plan produced at the sale, Tatley claimed that he should be given right of traffic over it. His Honor held that the contract of sale must be obeyed. No doubt if the plan were exhibited at the sale it would form part of the contract, and ought to have been included in it; but to make that order now would mean rectification, and his Honor had no power under these proceedings to deal with such a matter. Mr Schutt (instructed by Mr John Martyn) appeared for the vendor; and Mr Macindoe (instructed by Messrs Blake and Riggall) for the purchaser.
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Dromana Community House offers an array of exciting classes, opportunities, therapies & workshops including:LOOKING AFTER YOU IN TERM 4 Holistic Approach to Healing - Stress Depression Anxiety Mixed Medium Art Class (acrylics, oils, watercolours) Meditation Mindfulness & Relaxation Mini Retreat Just for Women - Rediscover Yourself workshop Dissolve in the Dance classes (NEW!) Revamped Jewellery making NEW! Photo Walks & Talks (NEW!) Photo Walks Social Craft Group (NEW!) Art Therapy (NEW!) & Talks Yoga, Qi Gong, Pilates 5weeks Card Making (NEW!) Cloth Doll Making Belly Dancing Treat yourself in our Well Room Remedial & Relaxation Massages Facials, Manicures & Pedicures Spiritual Guidance & Reiki Chinese Medicine
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Community Arts Heritage Showcase Saturday 5th October 10am - 3pm Free entry with door prizes, raffle and give-aways! The Centre will be abuzz with activity with a series of exhibitions, arts & crafts works for sale, demonstrations, kids activities & much more Mosaics, Oil Painting, Embroidery, Craft, Photography, Art, Quilting, Patchwork, Gardening, Jewellery and Woodwork 10am - Noon Children's Art Workshop - paint a canvas "Sorrento - Live the Life" just $20 Celebrate Nepean Conservation Group's 40th Anniversary Guest Speakers: 11am Dr Ursula de Jong, architectural historian, senior academic at Deakin University, Term 4 a Director of the National Trust of Australia Phone Centre (Victoria) & a member of the Heritage Council (Victoria), on "Sense of Place" for a Program 12pm Richard Cotter, author of â€˜A Short History Starting 6 Oct of the Nepean Peninsula and Sorrento Portseaâ€™. Asking questions about first settlement at Sorrento 1803-4 under David Collins 1pm Jane Burke, indigenous garden and restoration consultant, on Indigenous plants 868 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento www.sorrentocc.org.au Ph: 5984 3360
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Hope springs eternal for romance By Stuart McCullough IT’S here. After months of relentless, driving rain that has twice had me building my own ark, we have finally turned the corner. The scent of freshcut grass fills the air. The sun lifts its sleepy head above the horizon before you’ve opened your eyes. The sound of birds fills the garden. Yes, spring has well and truly arrived. For some it’s a time for cleaning and for taking stock, but I see it differently. Spring, in my view, is the season of romance. As I break out the shorts and long socks, it’s time to indulge in a remembrance of things past and recall the great, lost love affairs of my youth. I still remember the first time I kissed someone. Even now, it remains one of the key defining moments of my entire life. Without doubt, I was nervous. But she was older and, frankly, a great deal more experienced than I was and did not bat an eyelid. That, partly, was due to the way she was moulded. Her hair was the colour of straw and, keeping with the style of the time, she wore a blue, zip-up tracksuit top. Unlike most of the girls I knew, she also folded neatly away into a suitcase. We had only met that morning, but I had felt the connection instantly. It was only a matter of time before our lips met. With my entire class watching on, I closed my eyes and leaned forward. She remained as still as a rock. Clearly, it would be up to me to take the initiative. As our lips connected, I felt a jolt of electricity rush through my body. Given that the carpet in our portable classroom was the cheapest that money could buy, this was not uncommon,
but I’d like to think that the magic of the moment was a contributing factor. I could hear my friends sniggering and making comments behind me, but I didn’t care. They could mock me all the wanted, but I had found something real; something that I knew would stand the test of time. Something beautiful. But before I knew it, the moment over and I was left to stare longingly into her eyes. In a reaction that I come to expect from all my subsequent romantic endeavours, she did not utter a single word to me after our lips parted. With the taste of antiseptic still on my lips, I watched on in horror as she went right ahead and kissed one of my classmates. Naturally, I was devastated.
Without a moment’s hesitation she had torn my heart from my chest like a ring-pull from a chocolate snack pack. I learned then that love can be cruel just as surely as it can be wonderful. Over the years, some of the scars of that fateful day have healed and, from time to time, I wonder how she might be doing. Has she married? Is she still doing the same kind of work? Does she still fit in the suitcase or, like the rest of us, has she stacked a little bit of weight over the years? Yes, these are just some of the questions I’d like to ask Resusci Annie – the girl who first broke my heart. She arrived at the grade 5 classroom to teach us the finer points of resuscitation, but she ended up teaching me so much more. Resusci Annie must have
had someone helping her, but I can’t for the life of me picture what she or he might have looked like. It’s fair to say that the moment they opened that suitcase and I glimpsed her blue tracksuit and even bluer eyes, I was something of a goner. Perhaps it was the face. Rather than just a random bunch of features, Resusci Annie was based on a real person. In the late 1880s, a young girl was dragged from the Seine River in Paris. The cause of her demise was a mystery and, as was the custom back then, a death mask was made. That the face of a young French girl who, herself, drowned is now used to teach people how to perform mouth-tomouth resuscitation is a sizable irony. Not that I knew all this when I met all
those years ago. I only knew that I was captivated. Despite that first, powerful encounter, we haven’t kept in contact. It’s understandable, really, when you consider the way things ended between us. In an earlier age, that would simply be that. But now, thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to get back in touch. I could do things the old fashioned way, but I’m reluctant to call. Besides, unless she’s changed, Resusci Annie was never much of a conversationalist, preferring instead to let her actions do the talking for her. I checked Facebook but there was no sign of her. A search of the White Pages failed to turn up any trace. Perhaps it wasn’t meant to be. Sometimes the past should remain exactly that. But before I abandoned any hope of finding someone who played such a huge part of my life, I decided to Google her. There she was. Unchanged by the years and still resplendent in her blue tracksuit, Resusci Annie (or, to use her full name, Laerdal Medical Resusci Anne CPR Training Inflatable Manikin) was available on eBay for $260. How the mighty have fallen. It was difficult to see her there, photographed both in and out of her trusty suitcase, counting down the hours before highest bidder was declared. It won’t be me. I prefer to remember as she was, back in the springtime of my youth. God’s speed, Resusci Annie, wherever you may go. email@example.com
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Performance HUNTERS & Collectors became a huge hit with Melbourne audiences in the early 80s playing their unique brand of rhythmic music, evolving from the cult band, the Jetsonnes. They signed to Mushroom Records in late 1981 and the following year released the World of Stone EP. Hunters & Collectors have announced their first tour since 1998, kicking off on the Australia Day long weekend in January 2014. The tour news comes amid a burst of recent Hunters & Collectors activity, including their performance at the AFL Grand Final, their special guest appearances at two Bruce Springsteen concerts in Melbourne in February, and the release of Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors, a lovingly curated album featuring 15 stunning tribute cover versions from the likes of The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder and Paul Kelly accompanied by 15 original Hunters & Collectors songs (Liberation Music). The album is a testament to the extraordinary Hunters & Collectors legacy, one that was built not only on their uniquely Australian songs and Mark Seymour’s razor sharp lyrics, but also on their commanding and powerful live performances. The album has been the impetus for the band’s reformation. When they called it a day in 1998, Hunters & Collectors was a multiplatinum selling band, with five top 10 albums boasting classic songs like Throw Your Arms Around Me, Talking to a Stranger, Holy Grail, When the River Runs Dry, Do You See What and l See, Say Goodbye. In 2005 the band was inducted by Peter Garrett into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In March 2009 the Sound Relief benefit concert at the MCG brought them temporarily out of retirement, with a set that won rave reviews. Mark Seymour has continued pursuing a vibrant and successful solo career but he is currently looking forward to rejoining his former band mates Jack Howard, Michael Waters, Jeremy Smith, Doug Falconer, Barry Palmer and John Archer for their longawaited reformation tour. Hunters & Collectors will appear at
The Hill Winery in Geelong on Saturday 25 January, All Saints Estate in Rutherglen on Saturday 5 February and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Friday 11 April with support from The Panics. Tickets for all shows are on sale on 11 October via Ticketmaster on 136 100. Visit www.frontiertouring.com for full details. *** FILM producer Jerry Bruckheimer will go ahead with plans for a sequel to the 1986 movie Top Gun despite the death of the first film’s director, Tony Scott. Executives at Paramount Pictures appeared ready to shelve the movie out of respect for Scott’s legacy, but Bruckheimer has now renewed his promise to complete the sequel. Tom Cruise is keen to reprise his role as fighter pilot Maverick and the film shooting location has been set for Nevada. *** Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has spoken for the first time about his fall out with other band members. Waters says he regrets taking legal action against his former band mates. Waters told the BBC he was wrong to have
tried to stop the continued use of the band’s name after he left Pink Floyd in 1985. Waters founded the band with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason and Richard Wright in 1965. David Gilmour joined in 1967. Pink Floyd was one of the most celebrated rock bands of all time, causing so much excitement in the UK in the late sixties by being one of the first bands to come on stage armed with a light show. They were one of the first English groups to play San Franciscostyle psychedelic rock. They finally took on the world with their monumental album Dark Side of the Moon selling more than 2 million copies worldwide and still selling well to this day as newly indoctrinated fans continue to buy Floyd albums from the past. Pink Floyd has remained high on the rungs of rockdom’s finest. *** GREAT family fun day ‘Feast & Family Field Day’ will be held at the Morning Star Estate on 5 and 6 October, featuring over 70 stalls including farming demonstrations, vintage cars, music, food, beer and wine, cooking demonstrations, animal farms, face painting, a CFA display, craft activities and much more. Parking is free. The event
nesia, Thailand and Egypt, anywhere other than Australia. And if I stretch my average brain I convince myself that capitalism is in fact all about democracy and nothing to do with plutocracy. *** THE ancient Greeks, after examining human corpses, decided our brain was a cooling mechanism for our body and thought and emotions came from the heart. Science might understand something about the brain but there is much we don’t know, and consciousness heads the list. Science hasn’t been able to find or prove the existence of this God in me but it does not mean it doesn’t exist. Can we predict future actions of the brain? Anyone married for more than a week knows it cannot, and any parent will tell you predicting the thoughts of children is impossible. When a human being dies science finds a way to re-use the organs but I doubt it will ever find a way to reinsert a brain, or a soul thankfully. For the record my brain froze around the same time as hanky panky ended. *** MY support for the Labor Party began with a philosophical commitment to
social justice. Well, not quite; more like family influence to the point where I began to think for myself on reaching 60. The problem is recognising this same commitment amidst the disunity with Labor’s leadership squabbles and “on the run” policies unconnected with social justice. Presently Tanya Plibersek and Mark Dreyfus stand out for consistency but for the life of me I fail to see how Labor’s policies on the boat people and single mothers lined up with social justice. On the other hand the messages coming from the likes of arts minister George Brandis and his media friends (Andrew Bolt, Janet Albrechtsen) not to mention the IPA are further removed from my thinking. Nothing a “nobody” can do other than wait, watch and hope for at least one inspirational leader rising to the top. And then there’s the mess at the Collingwood Football Club. Thank God for summer? Hah! No, thank God for Foreign Correspondent (ABC TV) for giving me perspective. *** INDIA has this traditional teaching method of rote learning producing
is presented by the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza. www.feastandfamilyfieldday. com.au *** ROBBIE Williams will release his new album Swings Both Ways on 15 November. The album features a brilliant selection of classic songs including Dream A Little Dream with Lily Allen, I Wan’na Be Like You with Olly Murs and Little Green Apples with Kelly Clarkson. Brand new tracks include Soda Pop with Michael Buble and Swings Both Ways written and performed with Rufus Wainwright. The album sees Robbie reunite with producer Guy Chambers, with whom he wrote 6 new songs. Other tracks include Puttin’ on the Ritz, Minnie the Moocher and Shine My Shoes. “First of all, I wanted to do a swing album because I wanted to do a swing album,” Robbie has said. “I always knew I’d do another and I think now is the perfect time to do it. I’m enjoying showbiz and I’m enjoying my life and my understanding of where I am now is that there needs to be an event every time I bring out a record.” Robbie’s previous swing album Swing When You’re Winning was re-
By Gary Turner leased in 2001 and spent six consecutive weeks at the top of the UK chart, going 7 times platinum. It remains his bestselling album. www.theinsoundfromwayout.com www.robbiewilliams.com *** THE official DVD of the 2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final (Shock) is available now. The AFL Grand Final DVD is released one day after the game, the fastest turnaround of a major DVD program in the world. Australia’s most important sporting day comes alive on this action-packed DVD, featuring the entire match uninterrupted, the post-match interviews along with extended celebrations and unseen footage, the Norm Smith Medal and Premiership Cup presentations, full statistics and three different radio commentaries in addition to Network Seven’s match day commentary. The Grand Final DVD also features the brilliant cover art of Mark Knight. www.shock.com.au *** TOP TEN ALBUMS 1. Feels Like Home – Sheryl Crow (Warner) 2. A Hell of a Career – John Williamson (Warner) 3. What About Now – Bon Jovi (Island) 4. Let it Fly – Diesel (Liberation) 5. The Bluegrass Album – Alan Jackson (Sony) 6. A Foot in the Door – Pink Floyd (EMI) 7. Silver Roads Australian Songs 70s – Various (Festival) 8. Inspiration – George Benson Universal) 9. Love & Therapy – Dianna Corcoran (Global) 10. Reflections – Armik (Bolero) Album of the Week: Crucible: The Songs of Hunters & Collectors 2CD Various & Hunters & Collectors (Liberation)
A Grain of Salt AS an avid viewer of murder mysteries I’m often confronted with dialogue along the lines of “God will punish” or “answering to God”. I have no answers as to the antics of other people but I suspect (allowing for degree) we are all sinners and I’m certain we are all hypocrites. So if it’s true about God we all must face up to our Register of Bad Deeds, hoping credits are included as a form of balance. I quite like the idea, a future type of thing, a rose garden with prickles, but the real plus (after spending my allotted time “in my room”) would be finding some answers. Such a lovely positive thought for spring. And if not, blankety blank, a noboby’s nose knows sort of thing. *** I CAN convince myself to ignore the greed of bank shareholders by way of housing mortgages, credit cards and bank fees. I can ignore the impossibility of renters ever affording a deposit for a first home and the ever widening wealth gap. I can convince myself that all superannuation funds are safe, the real crooks being overseas in Greece, Indo-
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many thousands of graduates but in fact many of them unemployable in the real world. I used the rote system to pass accountancy in the 60s, came out qualified but knew nothing of the reality for another five years. An accounts clerk with a year’s experience knew twice more than I. Sure, it helps pass exams, but teaches very little. The same applies to acting, as in learning a part. Short term maybe for television in a small role, but even then it shows up. In becoming a full blown character, particularly on the stage, never. Rote learning initially may be of some use, but until you understand the meaning of what the words are saying you will proceed no further. *** BEAUTIFUL Rye cemetery (where I’m booked in) is running out of space, soon the excellent staff will no longer have a job, which is where FORCE (Friends of the Rye Cemetery) come into play. Presently the Rye Primary kddies look after the children’s section and FORCE helps during school holidays but they need help now and into the future.
By Cliff Ellen Help out at 9.30am until midday or before then if you get tired on Wednesdays (if it’s not raining) with gloves, a trowel and a sense of humour. Call Shirley Murley on 5988 9124. *** HEATH Shaw (almost) gone; again Nathan Buckley-Eddie McGuire’s big mistake; sad...Andrew Boltisms: Bill Shorten: overrated; lacks humility; Chaser Team: vulgarity; Others: poseurs; preachers. Sticks and stones Andrew....One of my dreams was to walk the Black Cat trail in Papua New Guinea. Alas no more, but still time to climb Arthurs Seat...Welcome to our new culture of advanced secrecypoliticians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. [John Quinton]....hooroo... www.ello8.com
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