LOCKDOWN PICTURES 1
THE spiritulism and solace found besides the sea again came to the fore in this week’s crop of readers’ Lockdown Pictures. The sculptures of Bill Straede (9) show reverance can be found in the smallest spaces of a garden and Fi Martin’s shot of Luke sailboarding (7) illustrate the joys of exercising alone. Helen Dalton found inspiration in reflections at Rye beach (1) while Ranald McDonald noted that Flinders rocks (2). Liz Peel liked a single outcrop (3) at Blairgowire. Moving onto wildlife that knows no boundaries, John Paglia was unable to identify a bird at Langwarrin (4) although the New Holland honeyeater (8) was no stranger to Kim Thompson. Tom McCullough was intrigued by social distanding seagulls (5) and Tony Ashurst felt the absence of friends portrayed by her dogs (6). Graham Thomas thought this sunset was a fitting end to te day (10). Readers are invited to send and share their own pictures, with a short caption, to: email@example.com
Burn off restrictions eased for October Mornington Peninsula Shire will again ease burn off restrictions on small properties throughout October 2020 to allow residents to burn off for fire prevention purposes. Coronavirus has had a significant impact on all of us, please consider the potential impacts of smoke on your neighbours if you must burn off or have no alternative to remove vegetation.
For the month of October, Open Air Burning is permitted only on Fridays and Saturdays between 9am and 4pm on land between 500 and 1500 square metres, provided that: • your property is within the Mornington Peninsula Shire Bushfire Prone Area • for the purposes of fire prevention • no more than 1 cubic metre of vegetation is burnt at any one time • the fire is not within 10 metres of any neighbouring dwelling • the General Fire Safety Provisions are followed at all times.
Outside of October, Open Air Burning is prohibited on properties smaller than 1500 square metres.
Open Air Burning regulations for land more than 1500 square metres and more than 40,000 square metres remain the same.
For more information visit our web page or contact the Environment Protection Unit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/openairburning 5950 1050 PAGE 10
Southern Peninsula News
21 October 2020
Southern Peninsula News 20 October 2020