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5974 9000 or email: team@mpnews.com.au www.mpnews.com.au Chemical warning: Petition organiser and beekeeper Simon Mulvany says spraying mosquitoes would be like using “industrial strength Mortein” on the environment. He is pictured with Emily Mikschi and Olive Cappara. Picture: Yanni

Mayor wants brakes put on mossie battlers Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A CONTROVERSIAL study into the causes and prevention of the devastating Buruli ulcer could lead to parts of Rye, Sorrento, Blairgowrie and Tootgarook being sprayed with chemicals in coming months. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor, Cr David Gill has called on the state government to stop the study until a “full environmental impact assess-

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Larvicide – blocks of methoprene – could also be dropped into public waterways to kill larvae in the insect’s breeding grounds. The 76 residential areas selected for the trials are those with the “highest risk” of being hit by the flesh-eating ulcer on the Mornington Peninsula, according to the Beating Buruli website. The study was launched in April 2018 by the Department of Health and Human Services, Doherty Institute, Barwon Health, Austin Health,

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day afternoon. Petition organiser Simon Mulvany accused Mornington Peninsula Shire Council of “potentially risking the health of its constituents and decimating the indigenous bee population and other pollinators” through the proposed trials. Mr Mulvany compared “fogging” to using “industrial strength Mortein misted from the back of trucks” which would lead to an insect “massacre”. Continued page 3

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E-waste drop off centres Electronic waste (e-waste) can no longer be put in regular rubbish bins. A state-wide initiative from the Victorian government to reduce the amount of e-waste being sent to landfill is now in place. All e-waste must now be taken to dedicated drop off centres. Mornington Peninsula Shire has three drop off centres: Mornington, Rye and Tyabb Resource Recovery Centres. E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. E-waste is the fastest-growing category of waste worldwide. Some examples of e-waste include: batteries, TVs, light bulbs, phones and computers. Recycling e-waste is important as it can leach hazardous substances into our groundwater, soil and air if dumped in landfill or sorted inappropriately. It also contains valuable non-renewable resources like precious metals, which can be reused infinitely. Currently, more than 1 million mobile phones and 16 million TVs are discarded in Australia every year.

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Be involved Have your say online or in person at any Shire office. mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay EOIs Coastal Advisory Groups – closes Monday 5 August Want to assist the Shire in the protection and enhancement of our beautiful coastal areas? Join a Coastal Advisory Group in your area. The Expression Of Interest form and further information is available at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Positive Ageing Strategy – closes 26 July We want your ideas for a new Positive Ageing Strategy to support older people to live and age well on the Peninsula. The Peninsula has one of the oldest populations in Victoria, with more than 30% of all residents aged over 60. Share your thoughts on what works or needs improvement by visiting mornpen.vic.au/ageing

Parent Info sessions – Mornington and Rosebud Mornington Peninsula Shire is offering free Parenting Information Sessions for all parents and those expecting children. If you have questions or wish to make a booking, call the Child and Family Health Team on 5950 1099 Community Grants Program – closes Friday 16 August Mornington Peninsula Shire’s community grant applications are open and information sessions are taking place. Shire Grants can be accessed for a wide variety of community projects in many categories, offering financial support to non-profit community organisations and community groups. For more information or to apply, visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/grants

Around the Peninsula Construction begins

Seawinds: Crs Simon Brooks, Antonella Celi, Frank Martin

We were delighted to recently join with Minister Greg Hunt for the official sod turning event marking the start of construction for the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. This facility is a signature project for Rosebud that will provide health and wellbeing benefits for the whole community. Thank you to everyone involved for your input over the many years and we look forward to delivering this fantastic facility to you in late 2020.

Thank you to our volunteers Briars: Crs Rosie Clark, Bev Colomb, Sam Hearn

As we head deep into the winter months, we would like to reflect on the dedication of all our volunteers across the Shire during Volunteers Week. A huge 25,000 of them! On behalf of our community we would like to say thank you and express how astounded we are at the many hours donated, such as library helpers, sports club committees, Meals on Wheels, Information Centres, and seniors and disability drivers to name just a few.

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Nepean: Crs Hugh Fraser, Bryan Payne

Watson: Cr Julie Morris

It was pleasing to see with the release of Council’s 2019/20 budget that many community submissions were adopted including $25,000 for Rye Community House, $20,000 for the Point Nepean Men’s Shed, $162,000 for new lighting at Rye Tennis Club, $45,000 for Rye foreshore accessible picnic tables and $70,000 for Sorrento Community Centre. We would like to thank our residents for their involvement in improving the liveability of our community.

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It was great to see so many residents at our recent community meeting, and to answer questions on topics such as bike paths, roads and traffic and the Westernport Biosphere. We reinforced our commitment to a Master Plan for the future use and development of Tyabb airfield. This will provide ongoing certainty for the Peninsula Aero Club and community - the best outcome for all.

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Hazardous country intersections, unmade road shoulders, roads not designed for 6.9 million annual visitors, 330kms of 100kph unmade roads and varying speed limits make Peninsula roads unsafe. Funding short-falls, the reluctance of politicians to pursue lower speed limits and VicRoad’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ policy are overriding local concerns. The result has been a devastating toll increase across Victorian rural roads.

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Winter means weekends spent watching or playing football or netball and supporting our local clubs. Welcome news for all, over the next year council will be investing significant funding for the upgrade of pavilions and ovals at Crib Point Recreation Reserve and RM Hooper Reserve in Tuerong, as well as lighting upgrades at Hastings senior and junior ovals. And don’t forget the Devilbend Fun Run on again 18 August!

Marine Industry Precinct Economic Analysis – closes 26 July Mornington Peninsula Shire invites the community to provide feedback on the draft Marine Industry Precinct Economic Analysis. Developing a dedicated marine industry precinct on the Peninsula will provide land and infrastructure to capture growth from new and expanding marine industrial businesses as well as ancillary businesses. Complete an online form or view the draft document: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Heritage Awards now open The Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards recognise projects and people in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration and reuse of heritage places on the Mornington Peninsula. As well as built forms, this may include landscapes, cemeteries, wetlands and significant events or people that have contributed to the longevity of our heritage. Forms available at Shire offices or nominate online at mornpen.vic.gov.au/heritageawards Science Week 10-19 August Mornington Peninsula Libraries will host a week long series of events and activities for Science Week 2019. This year’s theme for Science Week is ‘Let’s Have a Moment of Science: Always question, always wonder’. Meet special guests, Nobel Laureate of ‘killer T-cell’ fame Peter Doherty and international guest from NASA Dr Darlene Lim. There will be dinosaur diggings, a walking, talking robot and lots of free science, engineering, maths and technology events to inspire our local community. For more info visit ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/events Thinking of volunteering? Ever thought about volunteering but don’t know where to find information? You can now drop in to the Volunteering Information Hub at the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre and chat to one of their volunteers about what opportunities might be available for you! It’s at 320 Main Street, Mornington, or search for current volunteering vacancies on the Mornington Peninsula at volmornpen.com.au

Events 3-4 August

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18 August

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South East Wine Show The Briars Barn, Mount Martha

21 - 22 September Mornington Running Festival and Expo Mornington Park 23 September

Shedders Big Breakfast Dromana Recreation Reserve

For a full list of all Shire events including community markets and local music please see our website: mornpen.vic.gov.au/events Information is correct at time of printing.


NEWS DESK

‘Be very concerned’: mayor cautions about Buruli study MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill wants the state government to order a “full environmental impact assessment” before launching the contentious Buruli study program. Cr Gill says the program being run by the Department of Health and Human Services – in which large areas of the Mornington Peninsula could be chemically sprayed to combat mosquitoes – has “little regard for the environment or [its] effect on people”. “They should consult, provide information to the community and then listen hard to what has been said before taking any further action.”

The mayor described the program as a “third world approach which has not been proven to work”. “We don’t want to see a big brother approach by the state government to the community,” he said. “The council has not been fully informed [of the study methods] and has played no part in any real decision making.” Cr Gill said that while residents could “opt out” of the study they have “not been properly informed of this possibility or how it would work”.

He had “been told” the program would focus on Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Rye and Tootgarook, but that the entire study included Portsea, Capel Sound and St Andrews Beach. “The exact locations to receive the mosquito control intervention are known to Department of Health and Human Services but have not yet been provided to the council,” he said. The mayor said education and biological pest control, such as increasing microbat nests in the area, were a preferential option over widespread fogging or spraying. “As the intervention areas are small, and a ma-

jor concern surrounds bee deaths, a program to replenish bee numbers after the control intervention is completed could be considered,” he said. Cr Gill is a bee enthusiast who gives talks on native bees. “l am devastated by the possibility of widespread spraying,” he said. “All insects will be affected and, consequently, the rest of the food chain including birds and fish. The public has the right to be very concerned. “The Buruli ulcer is a huge concern and an answer must be found urgently. Hopefully, this will happen without creating another problem.”

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Sports talk turns to road safety said some of the players had known Timothy Hocking and his death had hit them hard. “We let things settle down a bit, but now we think is the right time,” he said before the event. All the parents think it is a good idea.” About 20 members of the club’s under-19 football and under-17 netball teams attended the event which aimed to make the players more aware of their importance to the club and the community, Mr Egan said. The guest speaker was recently

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“Even if the talks save one life that would be good.” He praised the work of Jean-Pierre Schroeder, of Sports Chaplains Australia, saying “his guidance has been an asset to the club”. New players are welcome to join the football or netball teams. Football training is from 5.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and netball on Thursdays. The club provides meals on Thursday nights. All welcome. Visit: ryefootballclub.com.au Stephen Taylor

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Continued from Page 1 He described the proposed trials as an “impulsive strategy”, saying residents were “furious they still have not been officially informed about the spraying that will cover from Portsea to St Andrews”. “Residents have not consented to this intervention,” he said. It is not known how people become infected with the ulcer, but studies indicate mosquitoes may spread it. About 90 cases have been reported in Victoria this year – with half on the Mornington Peninsula. But study lead Dr Tim Stinear played down concerns over health risks saying synthetic pyrethroid pesticides had a “long history of safe and effective use in mosquito control activities”. He said fogging would “only be used if necessary and may not be required at all”. “If fogging is to happen it will be very localised and residents could object to it being carried out in their areas,” he said. Describing the project as “still in the planning stage” he said there would be “plenty of community consultation” with residents in the study areas. “A community consultation process is being planned, and our approach will be further informed by these conversations,” he said. The Beating Buruli website said synthetic pyrethroids were harmful to bees and fish. Dr Stinear said the research team would be “making every effort to minimise any impact to the local bee populations” – meaning spraying would not be done near beehives or fishponds. “Residents with beehives will be advised to cover or move them when the spraying is taking place. Residents with a fishpond will be advised to cover it.”

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End of year result for parking study Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au FEES, restrictions, permits and zoned areas are all under review as part of an investigation into parking across the Mornington Peninsula. Results of a study into “a range of [parking] issues” will be handed to Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors before year’s end. However, the problems caused by parking may not end there as infrastructure strategy and climate change executive manager Davey Smith sees “potential to further investigate parking management in more detail as a second stage”. News that the study is underway is too late and misdirected, according to Joe Lenzo. “They have done nothing for 10 years and now they are investigating and, I can assure you, whatever they do will not be state of the art taking advantage of all of the available technology,” Mr Lenzo said. Last week Mr Lenzo called on the shire to charge visitors and tourists for parking on the peninsula, saying sub-contractors could use hand-held scanners to check if fees had been paid and issue fines if not (“Call to tax tourists in vehicles” The News 17/7/19). He said residents should get parking permits and benefit from parking fees. The mayor Cr David Gill told The News that there is “no easy solution”, but that a fee structure for parking on foreshores was possible. He said it was “most important” to find a way for tourists to contribute towards the $7 million net that the shire spent each year on maintaining beaches and foreshores.

Mr Smith said a study “investigating parking management throughout the shire” was now underway. The only paid parking on the peninsula is at Sorrento foreshore near the ferry terminal and at council controlled boat ramps. “The objective of the study is to identify existing parking challenges and issues and recommend appropriate parking management tools to assist in addressing a range of issues across the peninsula,” he said. “The types of parking management techniques being investigated include timed parking restrictions; allocated parking areas such as parking for people with disabilities and taxi zones; paid parking; and better wayfinding. “The study includes consideration of a permit system to complement any of the other parking management tools.” Mr Lenzo sees the study as part of an “endless circle of government decision making”, which included “thinking, discussing, hiring consultants, then more thinking to start the circle again”. He saw the latest explanation of the parking study as “just a bunch of government bland gobdlygoop, saying nothing about the issue of getting dollars from tourists”. “I have had amazing feedback on the article with so many saying this is what needs to happen and should have happened a long time ago.” Mr Lenzo said income from parking could add $25 million to the shire’s annual income. Tightening parking rules could put an end to tourists and visitors going to the beach and leaving their vehicles in the limited number of bays outside shops and supermarkets.

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Ballet and the art of learning MEMBERS of the Australian Ballet were at Rosebud last Thursday showing how dance can help students learn about science, technology, engineering and maths. The ballet’s Steamdance program is based around the STEM subjects to bring dance experiences to school students. The specialist educators and professional dancers were at Our Lady of Fatima School to work with teachers during a series of workshops and performances to foster critical and creative thinking, literacy, numeracy, individual and cooperative learning and problem solving. The Australian Ballet also offers professional development training for teachers through Eduhub web resources which include interviews with creatives, downloadable resources and practi-

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LIZ Walker returns natural fragments back the beach which were used as inspiration for drawings she completed during her residency at the Gatekeeper’s Cottage, Point Nepean. Picture: Supplied

Artists find the creative point

ARTISTS are being invited to apply to stay at Point Nepean where others have already been inspired by the area’s relative isolation and the coastal environment. The offer by Mornington Peninsula Shire is for emerging and established artists, writers, musicians and “creatives” to apply for a two to six-week residency in the Gatekeepers Cottage at the shire’s Police Point park from January 2020 to December 2022. Residences can be supported and fee-paying residencies. This year the shire awarded 34 residencies at the cottage, with more than half going to peninsula-based artists. “The Police Point residency provided numerous opportunities for

Nominations open for annual Heritage Awards Mornington Peninsula Shire and the National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch are inviting nominations for the annual Heritage Awards.

an integral part of the Mornington Peninsula community and the Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards highlight our commitment to celebrate and promote our heritage.

The awards recognise projects and people in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration and reuse of heritage places on the Mornington Peninsula.

Award categories include: • Restoration of a Heritage Place • Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place • Sustainability and/or Greening of a Heritage Place • Specialist Heritage Trade Skills • Excellence in Interpretive Signage

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Nominations close 12 August 2019. To nominate, complete the online form at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/heritageawards Forms are also available to complete in hard copy at Shire offices.

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exploration and observation along its walking trails and around the accessible coastal sites which enabled me to create a series of working drawings from collected, and returned, natural fragments,” Red Hill artist Liz Walker said. “While there I was completely immersed in contemplation and creative activity in an inspiring and very comfortable environment - the whole experience was invaluable.” Artists in residence are encouraged to participate in workshops, talks and open studios. “We consider the superb location and inspiring environment ideal for artists to work in. Council is delighted with the feedback and enthusiasm

of past participants,” the mayor Cr David Gill said. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery director Jane Alexander said all visiting artists were asked to contribute to visitors’ book which was now “an excellent reflection of the variety of artists the shire has generously hosted”. Ms Alexander encouraged visitors to visit the Gatekeeper’s Cottage to see the book that has become “a valued artwork that keeps on giving”. Artists should apply for residency at mornpen.vic.gov.au/PolicePointArtistInResidence. Applications close Friday 13 September. Keith Platt

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Start made on Hastings hydrogen plant Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au AN official ground breaking ceremony was conducted at Hastings on Friday (19 July) to mark the start of building a plant to liquefy hydrogen gas for export to Japan. The plant in Bayview Road is an integral part of the supply chain for hydrogen made from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley to be exported to Japan. The state and federal governments have each given $50 million towards the $400 million trial that Kawasaki predicts “will create a new innovative technical foundation for the development of an exciting hydrogen export industry for Australia”. Protesters from eight environment and community groups are unimpressed by such glowing predictions and stood in Bayview Road holding placards and handed out their demands for the return of the $100 million of taxpayers’ money. The protesters say while motorists overseas benefit from hydrogen power, Australia is left to dispose of the carbon released in the process and Western Port’s environment is in danger of marine pests carried in ships’ ballast. “Delivering clean hydrogen to the world for the benefit of our environment is a goal we share deeply, and we look forward to achieving,” Kawasaki’s chairman of the board Shigeru Murayama said. “The hydrogen economy is already materialising in Japan, and it is wonderful to now be breaking ground

Digging in: VIPs lend a hand to ceremonially turn the sod at the Hastings site chosen for a plant to liquefy hydrogen gas for export to Japan. Above: On the other side of the fence and away from the refershments marquee, protesters from eight environment and community groups show their displeasure at the brown coal-tohydrogen trial which is being conducted with the help of $100 million of taxpayers’ money. Pictures: Supplied

here in Australia. We are excited to be translating our joint hydrogen vision into reality.” The line of VIPs pictured turning the first sod included federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan, Tourism Trade and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham, the state Treasurer and Economic Development Minister Tim Pallas, Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Victoria’s lead scientist Dr Amanda Caples. Notably absent from the line-up were peninsula-based politicians Flinders MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt, Nepean Labor MP Chris Brayne and Hastings MP Neale Burgess. During his time as environment minister Mr Hunt frequently spoke about

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the utilising Australia’s vast coal resources and, in mid-2014, predicted technology would be available within three to five years to reduce emissions from coal-fired power stations by 30 to 50 per cent. Mr Hunt’s office confirmed he “was not in attendance”. Mr Brayne’s office manager Joshua Sinclair said Mr Brayne had not been invited to the sod turning. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill said he was invited but decided against attending “because it would look like I support the process”. “What benefit does the public in Australia get from Japanese motorists having clean energy while we keep the carbon that’s left behind,” Cr Gill said.

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The hydrogen plant at Hastings includes a liquefaction building and a storage container to be completed by June 2020, with the target of it operating from 2020 to 2021. Kawasaki says will use its know-how and experiences gained in past liquefied hydrogen and industrial plants to deliver the project safely and on time. “If the full-scale project is too damaging, expensive and inefficient to go ahead, there is no need for this trial they are celebrating today. As they turn the sod, we say sod-off,” Westernport and peninsula Protection Council secretary Karri Giles secretary said in a news release on Friday. “Four industrial processes and three journeys make this project ridiculously

inefficient when, apparently, making hydrogen in Japan out of water and excess renewables is an option.” Friends of the Earth campaigns coordinator Cam Walker said the hydrogen project “is entirely dependent on the successful injection and long term storage of carbon waste into the Ninety Mile Beach seabed, yet despite billions of dollars of investment in this technology it has failed to become viable in Australia”. The group’s coal spokesperson Kate Wattchow sees the brown coal to hydrogen project as “yet another clean coal pipedream, a false-promise to the Latrobe Valley community and an expensive distraction in a time when we need urgent action on climate change”.

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Studies into ageing: The federal government, Monash University and Peninsula Health have combined to establish a “national centre for healthy ageing”. Pictured at the announcement are, from left, Professor David Copolov, Dr Johnson George, Greg Hunt, Dr Nadine Andrew, Felicity Topp and Professor Christina Mitchell. Picture: Supplied

‘Healthy ageing’ centre for uni A NATIONAL centre for Healthy ageing will be established at Monash University’s Peninsula campus following a financial agreement between the federal government, Peninsula Health and the university. An existing building at the campus in Frankston will be extended to “accommodate staff and cutting-edge simulation environments/ transformation facilities for research and education for community-based care”. Flinders MP and Health Minister, Greg Hunt, last week said the first “milestone payment” of the government’s $32 million contribution had been made. “The national centre, the first of its kind in Australia, will deliver new research and treatment programs for older people and those with addiction and mental health issues, backed by new state of the art physical testing environments and data infrastructure,” Mr Hunt said. “Bringing together the major health training, education and research activities at Monash’s Peninsula campus and Peninsula Health’s Frankston Hospital, the National Centre for Healthy Ageing will fast track and improve the health care of the nation’s most vulnerable people.” Mr Hunt said the Mornington Peninsula region’s population is one of the fastest ageing in Australia “making it the ideal place to trial innovative health care solutions for older people, whether it be at home or in residential aged care”. “Successful models would then be scaled up and rolled out across Australia.” Mr Hunt said the use of “state-of-the-art living labs” and technology, would see “new models of care focus on delivering greater independence

so people can stay at home for longer and avoid unnecessary hospitalisations”. Mathew Langdon, Mr Hunt’s media contact, said ‘living labs’ was “a term used to describe real-life and life-like environments to help ensure research outcomes are easily implementable and lead to quick translation in the health system”. Priority work of the new centre would include developing strategies and programs “to engage and assist those at risk of having an unwanted transfer to the emergency department, to develop their end of life care plans”, Mr Hunt said. New models of care would be designed using assistive technology within purpose-built facilities to improve quality of life through continued successful living at home and reduced hospital admissions. The centre will also partner with organisations in Frankston and on the peninsula to “identify addiction and severe mental illness solutions at the local level to improve the treatment for Australians with these illnesses”. One of the Frankston campus-based projects would use electronic record data to develop ways of monitoring the prevalence of dementia. The $600,000 grant to Monash University researchers will use the unique aspects of the peninsula region to conduct a pilot study for a program that will be rolled out across Victoria and nationally if successful,” Mr Hunt said. The university had also been given $2 million for a study designed to prevent and reduce the risk of developing dementia in 45-65 year olds. “Without a medical breakthrough, it is predicted that more than 1.1 million Australians will be living with dementia by 2056,” Mr Hunt said.

Optus to consult on tower OPTUS says a public consultation process will take place before any site is selected for a proposed 4G base station at Capel Sound. The company’s corporate affairs advisor Rob Sharpe said the consultation phase was “us consulting on any planned sites”. “No decision has been made [on a site] and Optus is now assessing alternative locations raised by the community,” he said. “A public consultation will be undertaken for any site selected and we look forward to working with council and the community to deliver improved coverage and capacity for residents, business and visitors to Capel Sound area and surrounds.” The issue came to a head last week when concerned Capel Sound residents began campaigning against a proposed Optus mobile phone base station on the northern side of Pt Nepean Road, opposite Violet Street, (“Residents call for phone tower to be put on hold” The News 15/7/19). The residents would prefer the base station to

be 250 metres south on the foreshore reserve opposite 1781-1795 Pt Nepean Road. They say this would take it away from a bus stop used by school children, residential areas, and the Bay Trail – and mean less vegetation has to be removed in construction. Their main concerns are the negative health impacts of low level radiation emissions on humans. Phone towers can emit radiation up to 500 metres, with the most dangerous areas within 150 metres. The potentially harmful impacts of the impending 5G service are unknown, but what is known is that radiation is linked to cancer and other health issues. Optus is looking for new base station sites along Pt Nepean Road, Capel Sound. “The preliminary stages of consulting involve us seeking council feedback on our consultation plans and proposal, which is in line with the S6 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code 2018,” Mr Sharpe said. Stephen Taylor


This Mini comes with a major reputation Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au THE iconic Mini Minor still radiates an intoxicating air of engineering elan and “swinging 60s” fashion flair in the eyes of British car enthusiast, Graeme Urch. The Mt Martha resident owns a rare and internationally significant BMC Works Mini that was brought to Australia to race in the late 1960s. Now, fully restored with genuine original parts and an eye for detail, the 1967 Austin Cooper has its own story to tell on the 60th anniversary of the first Mini being sketched on a tablecloth by designer Alec Issigonis. His brief was to design a fuelefficient car in response to the 1956 Suez oil crisis. He succeeded. Minis under the Cooper badge went on to achieve racing and rallying successes far and wide, notably the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally and again in 1965 and 1967. It also burned up the world’s rally circuits, winning the 1964 European Touring Car Challenge. The distinctive cars were collected by the rich and famous, such as the psychedelic Radford Mini de Ville owned by The Beatles’ George Harrison. Groovy and “cool”, the car appeared in the film Magical Mystery Tour (1967). Others were in the famous car chase scenes in The Italian Job (both the 1969 original and 2003 remake) and The Bourne Identity (2002). Mr Urch’s restored rally Mini with a 1293cc motor was among 53 built

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by the BMC competitions department at Abingdon, UK. It was one of two brought to Australia for the 1967 Southern Cross Rally. Known as LRX828E the ex-works rally car had been slated to contest the 1967 European Rally Championship but first came the 1967 Acropolis Rally in Greece. After 56 hours of

rough rallying in high temperatures the car collided head on with a spectator vehicle at high speed and was forced out of the event and sent home for a complete body rebuild. It was then entered in the 1967 Danube Rally in Prague over 3200 kilometres of mountain driving in Romania. While in a winning position the car

was stopped at the Hungarian border and refused entry because the driver was not carrying the correct visa. Coming to Australia for the 1967 Southern Cross International the car suffered gear box failure and was out again before winning that year’s Total Australia 500 Rally. It was the first rally victory in Australia for an

international driver. Although gearbox problems forced the car out of the 1968 Southern Cross Rally it had many successes in Australian and state championship events – notably the 1968 KLG 300 Rally – after being bought by BMC Australia. Mr Urch bought the car from Ballarat BMC dealer E Collins Motors in 1971 and has spent the past 48 years restoring it under Abingdon’s traditional Tartan Red and Old English White body colours. He has displayed it at 60 concourse events but his favourite events are the annual Motorclassica Motor Shows where enthusiasts can ogle it unabashed. Asked if his Mini is the best in Australia, Mr Urch says: “I think so. It is recognised as one of the best original Minis in the world, but everyone thinks theirs is the best.” He draws the distinction between “highly reproduced” cars with tricked up restorations using foreign parts against his pedigreed original. Naturally, the car is ageing gracefully. “Some enthusiasts don’t mind how shabby the upholstery is if everything is original and how it was when it left the factory,” he said. “This is looked upon more highly than others that have been completely reproduced.” Basking in leisurely “retirement”, the former race and rally car once known as LRX828E can take things easy as its owner reflects on days when Minis were at the top of international motor sport.

Calling for Expressions of Interest

Are you interested in protecting the Peninsula’s coastline? Why not join a Coastal Advisory Group? Following the reactivation of Coastal Advisory Groups (formally known as Foreshore Advisory Groups), Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to join a Coastal Advisory Group for the following coastal areas: • Flinders • Portsea • Hastings • Rosebud • Mornington • Rye • Mount Martha • Safety Beach • Mount Eliza • Sorrento

Coastal Advisory Groups are a key point of contact for the community on the future planning and management of coastal areas.

EOI submissions close Monday 5 August 2019. How to submit an EOI To apply, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

For more information, contact the Shire’s Strategic Planner (Coastal) Jeska Dee: 5950 1966 Southern Peninsula News

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Hope for wind farm blows in from China Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au YARINGA boat harbour developer Stefan Borzecki has sold his 200-hectare French Island property to a Chinese company that may be able to realise his dream of establishing a wind farm capable of powering the entire Mornington Peninsula. He says the company has built similar projects in the Philippines and China. The buyer – reportedly with links to the second largest power company in China – paid $3.5 million for the land on three titles, including a house, at the

north-western corner of the island. The sale includes a feasibility study into a wind farm as well as weather monitoring equipment. An engineer, Mr Borzecki said over the past 10 years he had tried to develop the remote property as a 12-turbine wind farm “capable of supplying green energy to the whole Mornington Peninsula”. However, he had been unable to get state government ministers to support his bid for planning permission. Backers were also shy: “While we have proven that the site has the productive capacity to produce 150 megawatts-plus no Australian developer

would take it on,” he said. “It is the only wind site near the peninsula but not on the coast, is next to the main electrical terminal station, has no neighbours and can’t be seen from any village.” Mr Borzecki, who recently entered into an arrangement to sell industrial land at Yaringa, said he had “invested around $500,000 [in the wind-farm project] and had to give it up”. “It all became too hard,” he said. “I believe [the new owners] will build the wind and solar farm,” he said. “The problem lies at the top level of state government: we, and many others, could not open the door [which]

is where the Chinese appear to have much better access and connections.” Selling agent Chris Watt, of Century 21 Home Port, said Mr Borzecki had worked hard over the past 20 years consolidating multiple titles which made the land an attractive sales proposition. He described the buyers of the land as being “head and shoulders above the rest” in terms of their ability to get the potential wind farm project up and running. The land, visible from Yaringa, is part of the old “Energy” precinct of the island. In 1893 the then-state government established seven village set-

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tlements for 200 people. They were called Energy, Star of Hope, Callanans, Perseverance, Industrial, Kiernans, and Grant Homestead Association. Mr Borzecki offered 40 hectares of saltmarsh – habitat for the critically endangered orange bellied parrot – for a state park plus an adjoining 40ha foreshore reserve. This was to offset the loss of eight hectares at the then-new marina and its planned apartments. In launching his wind farm project years ago Mr Borzecki praised the site’s “clean and green” credentials and its potential to replace generators on French Island and power the entire peninsula.

With Stephen Taylor

Beware online scams

ONE of the latest online scams involves a fraudulent Facebook messenger account using the name of Flinders MP Greg Hunt. Online fraudsters tell the victim they are in line for a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. They say the grant is a financial aid program aiming to eradicate poverty and stabilise the economy. The grant promises them “quite sizeable” sums of money on the proviso the victim clicks a link and agrees to pay processing fees, including a fund file fee, tax and clearance fee and a delivery fee. All fees are in US dollars totalling $1305. Similar scams purporting to be from the United Nations are also doing the rounds. Older scams include an ATO impersonation scam, Help Me Catch-a-Hacker scam, and You Have a Federal Warrant scam. Police say signs of a scam include anyone asking for payment using a gift card. Other scams include being offered money for something not entered or applied for; being asked to pay first to receive something back; spelling errors or grammatical errors, such as: “We verify you information’s and it shows that you are qualify to receive the grant.” Police say: “If they tell you not to tell anyone else about your windfall, or payment is requested via Western Union, it is a scam.” Anyone unsure about the validity of something they have received should look up the phone number of the department/organisation, explain what has occurred and ask for clarification. If in doubt just hang up or do not reply to a text or email. If it seems too good to be true then it probably is, police say. Visit ACCC Scamwatch or ACORN Cybercrime Reporting online for more information.

Petrol thief POLICE want public help to identify a man, pictured, who put $60 worth of petrol into a dark coloured flat tray ute at a Safety Beach/ Dromana service station and drove off without paying, 6.50pm, Monday 8 July. The ute was displaying false number plates. Anyone recognising the man or the ute should call Constable Robinson at Rosebud police station 5986 0444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Rider rams patrol car

A MOTORCYCLIST rammed a police divisional van at Rosebud last week and then rode off at high speed. Police were called to reports of the road bike being driven erratically on Pt Nepean Road, Rye, 4am, Thursday 18 July. After initially losing sight of the bike they spotted it at the Rye BP service station and tried to intercept it, but the rider rammed the side of the van and rode off along Weir Street at high speed. Police have CCTV footage of the incident. The rider is described as Caucasian and in his 20s.

Arrests end crime spree DETECTIVES and uniform police in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula have in the past week arrested several offenders for vehicle related crime, (“Crime spree and car chase ends on a flat note” The News 17/7/19). “Many of the offenders have been remanded in custody and face lengthy custodial sentences,” Detective Senior Sergeant Alan Paxton, of Somerville CIU, said. “Vehicle crime represents a large proportion of all crime reported in Victoria, and therefore consumes much of our time.” Residents are asked to remove any valuables from their vehicles when parked. Also, anyone with information they wish to share regarding vehicle crime should contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or call their local police station.

Transport hubs TRANSIT police in the south east are cracking down on crime and anti-social behaviour on the public transport system and railway stations.

During recent operations at Dandenong, Southland, Chadstone and Fountain Gate they spoke to 6959 people, made 22 arrests for crime and anti-social behaviour, and issued 651 penalty notices for transport and behaviour offences. “We know that most people who use our public transport system do the right thing, however, we will not tolerate the few who choose break the law,” Acting Sergeant Burton said. “We recognise the need to focus on transport hubs and will continue to regularly focus our operations on these areas to ensure public safety and reduce crime.”

Soccer club raid OFFENDERS broke into the Rosebud Soccer Club last week but only got away with cheap electrical appliances. Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Hocking, of Somerville CIU, said they dented roller doors in a bid to gain entry then used a jemmy to remove a security grill on the

roof, overnight Sunday 14 July. Once inside they forced open cupboards and drawers and stole kitchen items, including cookware, frypan and sandwich maker, valued at $100. A battery charger was later found dumped near the gate into Besgrove Street. Nepean MP Chris Brayne said he was “saddened to hear the clubrooms had been broken into”. “On Tuesday 16 July I joined Eugene, Mel and Rob from the club, along with council officers, to inspect the damage,” he said. “The officers told the club the lighting would be upgraded to LED lights and that assistance would be provided for changing room access at the football club. “So, there have been some good outcomes after a terrible blow to a much-loved community club.” Police are appealing for witnesses. They should call 5978 1300.

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SAFETY BEACH, DROMANA, McCRAE, ROSEBUD, CAPEL SOUND, RYE, BLAIRGOWRIE, SORRENTO, PORTSEA

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INSPIRING DESIGN THAT INTRIGUES AND EXCITES COMFORTABLY sprawling across 4000 square metres of landscaped grounds and large parking bays, this magnificent bespoke home is a stunning example of cutting edge design that showcases all the hallmarks of contemporary living. The home was built in 2010 and measures an impressive 344 square metres under the roof line with vast living zones found throughout three distinct zones. A central kitchen is the beating heart of an expansive family zone with formal and casual living spaces converging on either side. Glistening with stainless steel appliances including a magnificent free-standing oven with rangehood and thick stone benchtops that extend to a handy servery window that opens to the poolside timber deck, the transition from indoor to outdoor living has rarely been achieved so gracefully as here with a wall of windows connecting this spectacular outdoor setting to the kitchen and family room. A soaring curved roof line superbly accentuates the sense of space and light to the huge formal lounge which has a roaring gas log fire, and opening from here is the luxurious master bedroom suite which also has that intriguing curved look to the walls and ceiling. Privately set in the west wing, the master suite has a parents retreat opening to the pool area, there is a walk-through robe and a stylish ensuite. Across to the east wing are four more excellent bedrooms all with built-in robes that share the main bathroom. Two of the bedrooms even have their own secret loft spaces, accessible via a pull down ladder. The massive 90 square metre, three-car garage and workshop has three- phase power connected and with the massive parking bay out front really adding that extra dimension to the property.n

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ADDRESS: 22 Meadow View Road, SOMERVILLE FOR SALE: $1,325,000 DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Cameron McDonald 0418 330 916, Jacobs & Lowe, 220 Main Street, Mornington, 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au

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Just listed.

Rosebud 4 Dunsmuir Drive

Rosebud 95 Foam Street

Outstanding Entry Level Opportunity.

Secluded Delight.

* Set on approx. 430m2, close to schools, transport & playing fields * 3 bedroom BV home with updated kitchen and hardwood floors * Reverse cycle heating cooling and continuous flow hot water * Recently installed fencing and front gates * Single carport and a garden shed * Expected rental return approx. $300pw.

Set back from the street behind a shaded front garden is this delightful cottage on a 530sqm (approx.) lot. The home offers an open plan living and dining area with floor to ceiling windows allowing for plenty of natural light. The updated kitchen has a gas stove top, large pantry and great benchtop space, while the sleek bathroom is fully tiled and has a walk in shower and separate toilet. Master bedroom with WIR and a pretty sunroom could be a third bedroom.

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1 CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Clare Black 0409 763 261 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

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1 CONTACT Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Tullie Roberts 0432 281 566 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

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D L O S Making waves across the Peninsula

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Darren Sadler

0448 947 622

30 Laurina Crescent, Frankston North $380,000 - $410,000

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Amanda Kaye

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With the election out of the way, we are entering into a more stable environment. You might be interested in knowing the current value of your property for the purpose of selling. If so, then it might be time to get an updated appraisal.

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114 Boneo Road, Capel Sound SOLD at auction 8% over reserve!

Amanda will guide you through the whole process with expert tips on presentation and readying your property for sale. Her negotiating skills produce fantastic results over and over again as she goes above and beyond for her vendors. We have plenty of buyers waiting, so if you are thinking of selling please call Amanda.

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62 Beluga Street, Mount Eliza

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INTRODUCING

W AT E R F A L L G A R D E N S ROSEBU D

Photo is indicative only.

A boutique community of luxury, 2 & 3 bedroom single level homes. These residences, in the heart of an established neighbourhood in Rosebud, set the scene for a new enclave of luxurious living.

All homes feature:

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Premium finishes including stone benchtops Quality appliances Master with WIR & ensuite 6 star energy rating Low maintenance living

Combining cosmopolitan inner-city styling with a sublime coastal setting, located opposite Bay Views Golf Course and only a short drive to Rosebud beach.

Development by:

From $539,000.

F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N P L E AS E C O N TAC T:

Robert Bowman: 0417 173 103 robert@bowmanandcompany.com.au

Darren Sadler: 0448 947 622 darren.sadler@granger.com.au

69-77 Hove Road & 59 Fairway Grove, Rosebud

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SUBLIME BAY VIEWS

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Views of stunning proportions greet the fortunate new owners of this beautifully maintained Marklews 4 bedroom family home. Situated at the end of a quiet Court and adorning over 1100 sqm of established grounds.Positioned perfectly to take advantage of Tideways Beach and the sensational bay trail walking tracks, yet equally as close to the glorious scenery and surf of Koonya Back Beach.

Perfectly positioned with easy access to the glorious walking tracks of Rye’s back beach is this superb coastal home. Commanding a completely private and serene aspect with large family living by way of 5 bedrooms and dual living zones, it connects perfectly with its entertaining areas and rear yard. Offering the perfect blend of modern aesthetics with its seaside surroundings.

18 Pekina Square, SORRENTO

50 Hogan Drive, RYE

$1,550,000 - $1,650,000

$790,000 - $850,000

CONTACT SAM CROWDER 0403 893 724

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CONTACT SAM CROWDER 0403 893 724

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Selling? No obligation Market Appraisals given

SOLD BACK BEACH LAND

RESORT STYLE LIVING AWAITS

If you are finding it hard to locate a home that will give you all your wants and needs, why not build it? With a beautiful northerly aspect across the treetops, this is your opportunity to secure a first class location only minutes walk to popular surf spots and walking tracks. Mains sewerage and driveway access have already been allowed for and all services are available to the property.

2701 sqm (approx.) flat allotment offering a great lifestyle, privately nestled in one a tightly held pocket of town. Create your own private resort with room for a pool and tennis court (STCA), all within walking distance to gorgeous ocean beaches. Mains sewerage connection paid for , existing 140-foot deep bore and pump in place, 40,000Lt water tank and all services at entry.

15 Wagstaff Road, RYE

11 Heyfield Road, RYE $770,000 - $820,000

CONTACT SAM CROWDER 0403 893 724

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CONTACT SAM CROWDER 0403 893 724

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H A S T I N G S 1 6 0 M a r i n e Pa ra d e • • • • • •

Perfect rectangle site on prominent corner opposite foreshore reserve Situated right at the head of Hasting Bight with good sea views available from first floor. Fully serviced with bitumen road frontage off Thornhill Street Surrounded by recently constructed buildings, this is the last site at the very gateway to the town. Wide road reserve to front could be landscaped to accentuate architect designed office/showroom Aboriginal Heritage Survey already completed.

FOR SALE

E.O.I. Closing Friday 9th August @ 5pm

TERMS

10% Deposit Balance 60/90 days

VIEW

By Appointment

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0417 588 321

5979 3555

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HASTINGS 2051-2053 Frankston Flinders Road • • • • • • •

Prominent main road site with 2 road frontages Zoned Industrial 3 in 3 titles available separately or in 1 line Single title of 1,172m² with small building fronting Frankston Flinders Road. Two smaller vacant allotments of 586m² each fronting Glendale Ave to rear. Ideally suited to business requiring drive through access or investor wanting smaller land holding Many uses including warehouse/showroom, Take away food, office, service station etc Offered with vacant possession

FOR SALE

E.O.I. Closing Friday 23rd August at 5pm

TERMS

10% Deposit Balance 60 days

VIEW

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C H R I S WAT T

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Auction

For Lease

Thursday 8th August 2019 at 12noon on site 11 Thompson Street Frankston

5 & 7 Beach Street, Dromana

Extraordinary Retail Investment

Excellent secure tenant on new lease

Rental return of $126,798pa Net

The Bounty Shop has traded here for 30 years! * Commercial 1 Zone Land area: 658m2 *

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

Occupy by the Beach

Building area: 720m2 * *approx.

Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 3201

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5 Beach Street: Building area 172m2*

7 Beach Street: Building area 300m2*

Land area: 803m2*

Land area: 693m2*

Single level office/shop/medical

Two level office with amenities

Front and rear car parking

First floor boardroom/training room

Private office suites with staff amenity

Rear car parking

5925 6005 nicholscrowder.com.au

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Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562 Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859 4/230 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931

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MORE STOCK DED! URGENTLY NEE our y Call today for free appraisal

THE PENINSULA’S ONLY EXCLUSIVELY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT Business Sale - Rosebud

For Lease - Seaford Major Road Frontage

Bang Bang Pizza

• Prime Retail site of approx. 60sqm • Situated in main shopping strip with Nepean Highway exposure • Ample parking at rear • Currently used as a real estate office

• Highly visible location directly opposite beach in high foot traffic area • Fully computerised system with data base of 4,000 customers • Excellent rent of $2,585pcm+GST+OG • Turnover of $400,000pa • Open 5pm-9pm seven days per week

Sale Price: $170,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $2507 pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Hastings

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Storage Facility

• Significant corner location with great passing trade. • Great lease package available. • Rent at $3,830pcm+GST+OG • Quick sale required – Offers Invited • Long standing business with solid takings

• Comprises 18 containers and caravan and boat storage • Situated on main corner site of approx. 1900 sqm. • Runs at very close to 100% occupancy • Business only requires 2-3 hours per week to operate • Vendors keen to sell

Sale Price: $99,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $149,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease - Main Ridge

Business Sale - Mornington

Office Space in Spectacular Surrounds

Brunchtime • Corner cafe with great exposure and huge clientele • Ideally located in busy Mornington Industrial Area • Great long lease and low rent • Takings of approx. $7,900pw • Currently open 6am-2.30pm 5days per week with potential to increase summer trade

• Fully furnished office space with all amenities • Stunning views overlooking the 40 acre property • Parking for approx. 20 vehicles • Ideally suited to a company with about 10-20 staff • Call today for an inspection that won’t disappoint

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Sale Price: $220,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Mornington

Business Sale - Rosebud

Reduced For A Quick Sale

Fit-Out Sale - Mornington

• Busy takeaway business with as new fitout • Open 7 days a week from 11.30am till 8.30pm • Great location on busy Pt Nepean Rd • Reasonable rent with great lease package

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Jukes Takeaway

• Brilliant bar and restaurant along Main Street • Outdoor beer garden • Full commercial Kitchen • Upstairs residence beautifully renovated • Be Quick! This will not last

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Sale Price: $295,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

For Lease - Mornington

For Sale or Lease - Mornington

Sale Price: $115,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Properties For Lease OFFICES FOR LEASE ( Mornington unless specified)

176-182 Main Street -30sqm $1,662.50pcm+GST+OG 356 Shands Road, Main Ridge LEASED 6/356 Main Street – 104sqm $2,950pcm+GST+OG 1/486 Nepean Hwy Frankston – 220sqm $3,000pcm+GST+OG

Prime Position

Medical Suites

Sale Price (Fit-out Only) $20,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: Contact Agent Lease Price: $6,584pcm + GST + OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

• Shop of approximately 50 sqm • Ideally located just off Main Street • Great lease and low rent • Offered as a Fit Out Sale only • Current rent at approx.

PH: (03) 5977 2255 mpnews.com.au

• Brand new medical suites on Nepean Highway • Medical permit for 2 practitioners at any one time • Two consulting rooms and theatre room • Open & bright waiting room + reception + 8 car spaces

Retail Space In Prime Location

• Located in high foot traffic area between Centro Shopping Centre and Main Street • Retail space of approx. 70sqm • Fit Out Optional

Lease Price: $3,750pcm + GST + OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

www.kevinwrightre.com.au

SHOPS FOR LEASE Jetty Rd, Rosebud - From 70sqm From $3,300pcm+GST+OG 1 Blake Street - 50sqm $2,535pcm+GST+OG St Andrews Beach – 180m2 $3,334pcm+OG 102 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza – 198sqm $9,167pcm+GST+OG 5/117-133 Main Street – 164sqm $8,370pcm+GST+OG 113a Nepean Hwy, Seaford – 60sqm $2,507pcm+GST+OG MEDICAL FOR LEASE 1052 Nepean Hwy - 15.3sq

$6,584pcm+GST+OG

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

Time to remove ‘eyesore’ camping area at Rye I take issue with the disgruntled Rye foreshore long-term camper and what I regard as his selfish view of his privileged use of Rye foreshore in his long term “squatting” on our foreshore (“Camping discounts end after ‘strategic’ success” The News 16/7/19). That Rye residents have to put up with this misuse of public land, used by those that certainly have not “helped build this community … and spend significant amounts of money with local business” is a disgrace and councillors responsible need to listen to rate paying residents. This land, particularly in the Rye commercial district, is not used to benefit all Rye residents. Imagine open space, viewing platforms, picnic, play and exercise areas or even more parking to benefit the struggling business owners all year round, rather than an aluminium ghetto for six months of the year, crowding out a magnificent vista that, if open to the public permanently. would help transform the trading district and thus the lifeblood of our town. This comes from a lifelong resident relating first hand experience of trading opposite this eyesore for five years. A 1950s anachronism, it has not kept pace with the times. Can you imagine this being allowed to happen in Sorrento? I am aware of significant unease with the lack of “conversation” afforded to local residents by our councillors. How this has been allowed to get to this point that business- and rate paying residents are supporting subsidised opportunism is something that should be strongly fought. I implore all residents to stand up. Speak. And make a change that will benefit all residents, traders, and visitors to our beautiful area. Geoff Bilston, Rye

Midden site resolution It’s an oxymoron, you attempt to increase patronage by offering discounts and then you withdraw these discounts when you achieve your target. The premise being then, that once the discounts are withdrawn then the patronage will decline (“Camping discounts end after ‘strategic’ success” The News 16/7/19). So, if Sorrento/Rye [foreshore camping ground] was running at 100 per cent last year and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s aim is to reduce these numbers, its budget estimate is severely flawed. Last year’s revenues were 1.4 per cent higher, $3.3 million without the price increase. The inference being that Sorrento/Rye was at 100 per cent capacity. I know of several sites that were vacant. A 10 per cent site allocation for casual campers and 35 midden sites not in use. These discounts have been running for several years before the “midden site fiasco” which has put increased pressure on available sites at Sorrento, not casual camping requests. An easy action plan is to fix the midden sites, increasing availability by 12 per cent ($134,750 a year revenue increase); include the legislated 10 per cent casual camping guarantee; and manage waiting lists correctly. There would be no need for increased rates at Sorrento/Rye because all factors noted by council would have been addressed. The problem is that council doesn’t want to spend the money to fix these midden sites. Why? What is the long-term plan of the council? If we are to believe council figures by introducing these measures the foreshore committee could make a profit from running the campgrounds, but chooses to break even and increase rates to a select group of campers. That is very poor long-term management. Ian Nixon, East Bentleigh

Visitors leave rubbish My extended family’s beach box at Mt Martha was acquired as a very humble fisherman’s shed in the early 1950s and gradually improved by them to a good standard (“Beach box rights” Letters 11/6/19). Large numbers of visitors to our popular beaches on the Mornington Peninsula regularly leave rubbish, including broken chairs, surfboards and umbrellas, along with piles or bottles and rubbish. Very unfairly, Mornington Peninsula Shire has taken the view in recent times that the relatively few beach box owners should fund

the collection of all of this via a garbage charge, in addition to our usual fees and charges. I (and other owners) simply ask, where is the equity in this and ask the council to review its position? Tony Matheson, Mt Martha

Thanks for help A very big thank you to the three young boys who helped my husband when he had a fall recently on Mt Eliza Way. Their quick thinking in calling an ambulance probably saved his life. He is currently recovering in hospital after successful cranial surgery. We are also grateful to the two ladies in the car who immediately stopped to help as well. God bless you all. Annette Norman, Mt Eliza

Deemed unfair Deeming of earnings from investments by pensioners was established in the form it is in now in 1996, when the Howard coalition government came to power. According to government propaganda it was to encourage pensioners to invest their savings where they would earn more. It was realised pensioners were not financial experts so the government encouraged the major banks to establish deeming accounts which paid interest very nearly the same as the deeming rates used by Centrelink. The system remained on track until 2014 when mere months after coming to power, the current federal government stopped altering the deeming rates as the prime interest rate went down. The pressure on the banks to run deeming accounts and to keep interest rates in line was apparently eased at the same time. The Westpac deeming account suddenly disappeared and was replaced with the “55+ and Retired Account” with lower interest rates. It was also the current government that reduced the maximum amount of assets that aged people could have and still be eligible for the pension. The government has changed the deeming rates this week because of, and only because of, public pressure. The reduction is not enough to bring the rates into line with earnings. This government obviously believes that pensioners are a soft touch and that reducing their benefits is one of the best ways to eliminate the budget deficit. The Treasurer Josh Friedenberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison are trying to make out that they are giving an enormous gift to pensioners with this reduction, but pensioners are not stupid and they know that once again they are being taken advantage of. If one were cynical, it could be said that pensioners are paying for the tax relief that got this policy-free government back in power. James McLoughlin, Balnarring

Tax cuts for MPs I just received a propaganda email from [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt spruiking the “tax cuts”. What he failed to mention is that I calculate he is getting a $6900 pay raise in addition to his $345,000 salary and 2.5 tonnes of taxpayerfunded entitlements and is in the queue for an $11,000 tax cut. You can bet that his pay increases and tax cuts will not go back into the economy to create demand and jobs. At his income level it will be “invested”. Understandingly, he failed to mention that poor battler hospitality workers earning $30,000 have had their penalty rates slashed and are in line for a whopping $255 in tax cuts, the net of which amounts to taking money out of the economy that creates demand and jobs. To add insult to injury, this government has been cutting the contribution to private health cover for over 70 year olds on a pension to the tune of 16.5 per cent since 2012/13 (Tony Abbott), while at the same time whinging about the need to have more people on private cover. I guess if this continues I will soon have to pay the government to continue my private cover. I don’t get it, how can so many people vote against their own best interests? Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Historical facts I am a relative newcomer to the Mornington Peninsula of 48 years, 29 of which have been spent in Tyabb. As the former harbourmaster of the Port of Hastings I have taken much interest in the history of the area and if incorrect statements are made about pioneers of this area they need correcting (“It could be worse” Letters 16/7/19). A quick check of the road names in the area will confirm that many of the families now concerned about the continuing expansion of the airfield at Tyabb have been in the district since before the invention of manned flight. Another fact, the former president of the Shire of Hastings, D M Thompson, the owner at the time of the land on which Tyabb airfield now sits, put in a permit application dated 9 October 1964 to have an authorised landing ground for the aforementioned land. The then state minister for local government, Rupert J Hamer, saw fit to say, and I quote: “The authorised landing ground was not regarded as a really satisfactory site from the town planning point of view.” As a consequence of the “unsatisfactory” siting of the airstrip he put in place a number of conditions to “confine its use within reasonable bounds”, conditions which have been breached frequently to this day. He only issued the original permit after an appeal on the grounds of the then belief that Western Port, and specifically Hastings, was to become “the Ruhr of Victoria” and would need an airstrip. As we all know that never eventuated, along with the nuclear power station on French Island or the fully integrated steel processing works at Lysaghts. We are indeed fortunate that we now have a council that is determined to sort out the historical mess. Dick Cox, Tyabb

Family ties to Tyabb “If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.” Romeo and Juliet Act II, Scene1. While we recognise Cam Care’s long held love for the Peninsula Aero Club, and Tyabb airfield, we must point out the non sequiturs and errors in his most recent letter (“It could be worse”, Letters 16/7/19). The assertion that the 180 plus aircraft operating from Tyabb “… has nothing to do with the PAC …”, defies any logic. Aircraft may only operate from the airfield with the express permission of the PAC. The assertion also demonstrates aviators’ blindness to the environmental impacts of their pursuit. The noise an aircraft makes is independent of its ownership. Mr Care in his home in Mornington is unaffected by the ever-growing cacophony of helicopters, gyrocopters, ex-military “warbirds”, airborne winery tours and Moto GP excursions that we who live in Tyabb are subjected to. Mr Care’s claim that “… the airfield was there long before they (referring to our family) were …” is as ill-informed as it is wrong. The first members of our family arrived in the Parish of Tyabb in the 1860s, 100 years before Tyabb airstrip was established. In 1903, our children’s great grandmother started school at Tyabb Primary School. Maintaining a century long association, all three of our children began their formal education at that same school. Mr Care’s hyperbole extends to his final contention that we were “dammed lucky” that we did not have an “8000ft sealed runway beside its (Lysaght’s) steel works at Hastings … using Lear jets”. According to the founder of Tyabb airfield, Doug Thompson, in his book Turbulence over Tyabb the proposed runway was to be only 3500ft long, and it could not to be used by “Lear jets” as they would have exceeded the permitted weight limit. David and Katrina Chalke, Tyabb

Peninsula Shire Council, stating “A master plan provides the airport/airfield operator, users and the local community with a long-term and transparent planning framework for the safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable use and development of the airport/airfield site”. The suggested time frame was 12 months. The consultants also recommended the preparation of a aircraft noise management plan (ANMP), suggested time frame 18 months. While the consultants indicated the noise plan “could” be prepared in conjunction with the management plan, the suggested time frames clearly indicate the plans are not interdependent. They further state: “If agreement is possible, updating of the airfield’s planning permit conditions would provide greater certainty for all stakeholders, but this should not act as a barrier to production of the ANMP.” I stand by my original statements. Peter Davis, Tyabb

Detention deterioration Abusive policies directed towards refugees and asylum seekers continue to be supported and practiced by the federal government. On 19 July it was six years since the recommencement of Australia’s offshore processing. During these years, refugees and asylum seekers have been living under a strict and deliberately cruel regime, often with physical and severe mental health issues. Some have died as a result. There are still children in detention here in Australia. At the Maribyrnong detention centre a Sri Lankan husband and wife and their two little daughters have been incarcerated for 16 months facing deportation. This family had settled in Biloela in Queensland until roughly taken into detention. There are still refugees and asylum seekers who came to Australia before 1 January 2014 who have not had their claims processed. The Human Rights Commission has stated that they risk further serious deterioration in their living conditions and mental health because of “lethal hopelessness” from the years of waiting. Ann Renkin, Shoreham

Retrograde fence Following a person’s fall at the step of the entry to the hall at Mornington Information Centre, Mornington Peninsula Shire shire has installed a fence across the step. Rather than making it more accessible, users of the hall are presented with an unwelcoming barrier. As an engineering solution, it is retrograde to say the least (see below). Those of us using the hall regularly for meetings and events, are now forced to carry such things as boxes, bags, and paperwork around the side path, which has not been made any wider or suitable for a main entry. Many of our members are on sticks and walkers. We appreciate the steep lie of the land makes it difficult to create an entry similar to the one at the information centre itself, but small ramps both sides of the step and a handrail could have resolved the problem without resorting to the ugly and off putting fence. We hope this is a temporary solution. We’ve used the hall for monthly meetings for years. We have an excellent relationship with staff and volunteers at the centre, some of who who are as gobsmacked by the wire fence as we are. Fran Henke, secretary Mornington Peninsula Post Polio support group

Standing firm I am indeed a past secretary of the Peninsula Aero Club; as for the rest, the facts speak for themselves (“Correction required” Letters 17/7/19). While some airfield activities may be regulated, correspondence from CASA in 2017 clearly states in relation to aerodromes, they do not regulate authorised landing areas (ALAs). Tyabb is, in both aviation and planning terms, an ALA, it is neither certified or registered. The TAPP independent consultants in their implementation actions recommended that the PAC prepare a comprehensive master plan for Tyabb airfield, to be approved by Mornington

Letter writer Fran Henke’s drawing of the “safety” fence erected at Mornington Information Centre hall entrance. Southern Peninsula News

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Earthworks leave roads in miserable state Compiled by Cameron McCullough FOR weeks the universal cry in this district has been “How long O Lord how long” are we to suffer from the disadvantages of the atrocious and well-nigh impassable roads which are a distinct strain on ones religion. For miles, channels have been prepared for laying water-mains and these are now full of water and beginning to cave in. The resultant earth from the excavations is lying on main roads and the wheels of vehicles which are compelled to traverse these tracks (roads is a misnomer) resemble the wheels of a gun carriage. Apparently the whole work will have to be done again and the question arises – How will the costs compare with the estimates and who pays? To the lay mind it seems strange that sections were not completed and filled in at once, thus avoiding the present results. Evidently there has been mismanagement and muddling somewhere. *** THE members of the Frankston Peace Celebrations Committee are reminded that they are expected to attend a meeting for the purpose of settling accounts in connection with the recent demonstration at the Mechanics’ Hall, at 8 o’clock on Monday night, 28th inst. *** THE monthly meeting of the Seaford Progress Association takes place on Saturday (to-night) at 8 o’clock. Items on the business sheet include: Report of deputation re footpath, school site, motor traffic, smoke social, Carrum Vale Road, and general business by members.

*** AN impromptu dance, arranged by Mrs C. Tait and friends, took place in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall last Saturday evening (Peace night.) The event proved entirely successful from every point of view and after paying expenses Mrs Tait was able to forward to the Secretary of the Frankston Branch of the Returned Soldiers Association the sum of £1 10s balance of the proceeds, as a donation to the Memorial Hall Fund. *** MR Wm Meldrum, of Somerville, who has disposed of his orchard, has instructed Messrs Brody and Mason to conduct a clearing sale on the property on Thursday, 31st July. Full particulars are advertised. *** AT the Committee meeting of the Ragged Boys’ home held at the Institution, on Tuesday evening, 15th inst, Mr W. Minton, the Hon Supt, presented the report of the recent concert held in the Town Hall, Melbourne, showing the net result to be £320. The chairman (Rev W. T. Roach) stated that the result was gratifying. Mr James Menzies, M.L.A., moved a motion that the architect, Mr A. Bestow, be instructed forthwith to draw up plans for the erection of the new wing at the Melbourne Boys’ Home, Frankston. A vote of thanks was passed to the Hon Physican of the Frankston Home, (Dr Atkinson) for his kind attention to the sick Boys of the Home. *** INTEREST in the forthcoming municipal elections is beginning to stir a little. The sub-division of the North Rid-

ing, whereby Seaford is now a separate Riding, makes it necessary for all three North Riding councillors, viz Crs Oates, Mason and Hoare, to retire. It can be stated definitely that the first two named will seek re-election for the North, and the possibilities are that Cr Hoare will seek one of the Seaford Riding seats. Mr F. W. Wells is spoken of as a likely candidate for the North Riding. He has been approached by a number of ratepayers, and, we understand, has given a favorable reply. At a public meeting held at Seaford a week or two ago, three candidates were nominated for the new Riding. They were, Messrs Armstrong, Howell and Lathan. It is now stated that Mr Armstrong will not be a candidate; as he has disposed of his property, and is leaving the district. It is practically certain that Mr R. McCulloch will accede to the wishes of his supporters and become a candidate for Seaford. It is also rumored that Mr W. Klauer, the hon secretary of Seaford Progress League, will also be in the field. *** THE death of of Mrs Gregory of “Malunnah” Frankston came as a painful shock to the community yesterday. Deceased was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the district. She had been ailing for some time and on Wednesday last underwent an operation at a private hospital, East Melbourne. Although she appeared to rally after the operation she collapsed later and died early yesterday (Friday) morning. The deepest sympathy is felt for the family in their sad bereavement.

*** OUR LETTER BOX. MR McCOMB REPLIES. To the Editor. Sir,—May I further ask indulgence to trespass on your space while replying to strictures made by Mr. F. H. Wells in your issue of the 12th inst. His letter purports to be an answer to mine of the 28th ult., and is chiefly noticeable for its inaccuracies and personal aspersions. First, he impugns the genuineness of my letter, and then launches into an open attack. Neither of these, however, give me grave concern; yet it might be well to assure him that I am still sufficiently vigorous intellectually to have no necessity for signing my name under the contribution of another, neither is it my wont to make statements that are not literally and absolutely true. He suggests that my use of the word “reserve” is an inaccurate expression, and I certainly did not expect that necessity would be laid upon me to define it. I assumed that persons of average intelligence would know that land reserved from sale as freehold and set apart for a specific purpose is called a reserve, and when “the” is placed before same it indicates the meaning to be attached thereto, and, despite Mr. Wells’ effort for my enlightenment, I have not yet learned that the local cemetery is not a reserve because it is used for the purpose for which it was set apart. He does not deny that the destruction complained of was caused by fire, but seeks to justify the same by reference to the presence of weeds and undergrowth as a harbour for vermin, which

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are matters foreign to my complaint, and in no way justify the use of fire without proper provision for its control. If the place was then such a disgrace, in my opinion it is much more so now, despite the liberal expenditure of time, energy, and cash since bestowed for its beautification. But I pass on to deal with his simile. He writes “The trees were like your critical correspondent, their day of ornament had passed.” Well, I admit that this, as a compliment in disguise, is alike flattering and consoling. It is gratifying to learn, even upon the authority of Mr. Wells, that I was once an ornament – a feeling I fear he will never share – but this likeness in beauty does not exhaust the simile. Mr. Wells found that after their day of ornament had passed these trees were useful for firewood, and so I, to complete his figure, must be still useful, and as use is better than ornament, I grieve not, seeing that I have been useful in eliciting a balance-sheet, which probably otherwise would not have been produced. I, however, unhesitatingly deny that the trees referred to had ceased to be ornamental, in any way endangered tombstones, or that there was any necessity for their removal. He says there are a few tons of wood remaining that I may have at that price, but he fails to state what authority he has for cutting down, removal, or sale of timber, hence how can he expect me to avail myself of his offer? I am, Sir; yours etc., JOSEPH R. McCOMB. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 26 July 1919


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Great Moments in History: A Salute to Planking By Stuart McCullough IT was one of those ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ moments. One during which our gradual evolution as high functioning intelligent beings was briefly sacrificed for a moment of collective madness. It was a moment in which common sense, logic and – most tellingly of all – personal safety were set aside in pursuit of something that, at the time seemed overwhelmingly important but now – with the benefit of hindsight – seems unforgivably dumb. I speak, of course, of planking. Some things drag on for decades. Others burn briefly but brightly and, once they’re gone, all we have left are the comet-trails and a tonne of awkward selfies left to remind us of what was. When the history of this country is written, I hope it will include a brief chapter on planking. Granted, it was a fad that (at least according to Wikipedia) ‘gained popularity and eventually notoriety from late 2010 to early 2011 in Australia’, but it left us forever changed. (Incidentally, as a rule of thumb, you know you’ve crossed a line when the Internet feels the need to single you out for special mention. Just saying.) It was beautiful in its simplicity. All you had to do is lie down and pretend you were a wooden plank. That was the whole shebang. There was no training, no special skills, no complicated instructions. Anyone could participate. And anyone pretty much did. If that sounds too good to be true, there’s a twist: it’s not enough just to plank, you have to do so in an unexpected location. Be it an office chair, a footpath or – for those with an appetite for danger – on top of a really tall building. Then someone needs to take a picture of it. The art of planking might have seemed as though it came out of nowhere but, in fact, there was a surprisingly long gestation period. It was apparently developed in America in 1984 by a couple of teenagers. Two different teenagers took to another level by videoing their efforts

in the early nineties. But planking didn’t really take off as an international phenomenon until about 2007 when someone decided to post photos on Facebook. Ah, Facebook. It’s funny how often the various plagues of humanity can be traced back to the same social media platform. Whether it’s promoting planking or undermining democracy in exchange for advertising revenue in an act of unreconstructed treason, Facebook is always at the centre of the action. And so it was that planking took off (which is ironic, given how sedentary it is) right across the globe, particularly in Australia.

Things got out of hand. Quickly. Soon people were posting pictures of themselves planking in places where to plank was simply a very bad idea. People did it at work. People did it at the supermarket. One guy in Brisbane did it on a seventh floor balcony and lost his balance, plunging to his death. Ultimately, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key did it on a couch (for safety’s sake) and was accused of ruining it for everyone. Just as quickly as it appeared, it vanished. Almost overnight, talk of adding it to the school curriculum and including it as an Olympic sport dried up. People even lost interest in including planking on the twenty-dollar

note. The dream was over. Although planking as a fad has disappeared, it remains a legitimate form of exercise for those wishing to strengthen their core. For these people, planking always occurs in a safe environment. Somewhere, though, there’ll still be true believers; small pockets of plankers whose activities have been driven underground (which, incidentally, would be a very safe place to plank) as a means of avoiding social stigma. Doubtless they meet in secret and compare planking strategies, dreaming of the day when planking will be re-embraced by the general population. There have been other fads since. Things that have seized the public imagination before demanding a ransom and reluctantly letting it go again. There’s been dabbing (which ruined a generation of school photos), flossing (which insulted every dentist ever) and posting a video of yourself belting out ‘Let It Go’ at the top of your lungs while in full costume with your eyes closed. Or, on second thoughts, the ‘Let It Go’ thing could just be me. Next year is the tenth anniversary of ‘planking fever’. It’s an occasion that should not be allowed to slip by without remark. It should be celebrated. I’m not sure how best to commemorate this truly important time in our history. Coin? Commemorative stamp? A ‘first planking’ re-enactment on Sydney Harbour? A public holiday is a given. It would be poetic justice if celebrations included a statue, given that statues were prime planking targets back in the day. It’s funny what catches on. What, as a group, becomes important to us. As a kid, a yo-yo craze was an intermittent event that occurred in your local primary school and saw you and your classmates hotfoot it down to your local milk bar. The Internet has made that a universal experience. Happy planking to all. stuart@stuartmccullough.com Southern Peninsula News

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By Brodie Cowburn PINES have come from behind to secure a thrilling win against Frankston Bombers.The Bombers raced out of the blocks with a brilliant first quarter, putting four goals on the board and holding the Pythons scoreless. Pines scraped their way back in the second quarter, but couldn’t snatch the lead. They were wasteful in front of goal and kicked 2.7 in the second term. The Pythons continued to fight in the second half, and managed to just sneak into a one point lead by the time the three-quarter time break rolled around. They held onto that one point lead in the final term, and eventually claimed the narrowest of wins. Frankston Bombers ended up falling to Pines in a nailibing scrap. The final score read 6.10 (46) to 6.11 (47). Luke Potts was named as one of Pines’ best, while Khyal Jacobson also was important with a three goal effort. Jarrad Grant kicked three goals for the Bombers, There was another thrilling contest at Emil Madsen Reserve, as Mt Eliza played host to Dromana. The Tigers started well away from home and took a lead into the second quarter, although it didn’t last long. The Redlegs fought back and led by a goal at the half time break. Mt Eliza continued to play well in the third term, and looked in the box seat for a victory as they went into the final quarter with a fourteen point lead.

Dromana worked hard in the last quarter, and set themselves up with a chance of victory by holding Mt Eliza to just one goal. The Tigers had to claw their way back, but eventually scored a hard fought six point win over the Redlegs. The final score was 10.12 (72) to 12.6 (78). Sam Fowler was best on field for the victorious Dromana outfit. He kicked four goals. Rosebud and Frankston YCW also had a tense encounter on Saturday, as Frankston YCW hit the road in an effort to get their season back on track. The Stonecats have been inconsistent this year, and were badly in need of a win against the Buds. Rosebud on the other hand have improved from their performance last year. Rosebud started strong with a good first quarter, holding YCW scoreless. They took a 26 point lead into the second term, which was quickly cut down to ten by half time. The third quarter was another good one for Rosebud, as they stretched their lead back out to 27. The Stonecats tried their best to claw back into contention and snatch a win in the final quarter, but it was too little too late. Rosebud were held goalless in the final term, and had to endure a late flurry, but they still claimed the win 10.6 (66) to 8.12 (60). Sean Downie was best on ground for the day. Things were not so stressful this weekend for Bonbeach who managed to secure a comfortable win over bot-

Tight tussle: Just one point separated Pines and Frankston Bombers when the final siren sounded. Picture: Andrew Hurst

tom of the ladder Mornington. The Bulldogs started well and led at the first break of play, but it didn’t last long. Bonbeach rode a strong wave of momentum in front of their home

crowd, and did not look like losing after their sloppy first quarter. Trent Dennis-Lane led from the front for Bonbeach, putting six goals on the board for the afternoon.

Despite a good start, the Bulldogs hopes of staying in Division One next season were dealt a blow after Bonbeach defeated them 15.12 (102) to 4.9 (33).

Finals hopes dented for Blues DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn HASTINGS have fallen short in an important matchup at home against Rye on Saturday. The game looked to be a good chance for Hastings to get a win and keep touch with a finals spot. Rye came into the game below Hastings on the ladder. Hastings looked the better side in a scrappy first half. They led at both quarter-time and half time, but not by enough to be comfortable. Rye looked a much improved side after half time, and held Hastings to just two goals in the second half. The Demons rose from the dead to take a two point lead into the final quarter which they were able to hold on to. A win would have been vital to keep Hastings in touch of a finals position, but they could not manage to get the four points. The final score read Hastings 6.6 (42) to 7.11 (53). Harry Whitty was one of Rye’s best, kicking three goals. At Ballam Park Reserve, Karingal came from behind to secure a good win over Chelsea. The Seagulls were the better side early, and took a two goal lead into half time. The Bulls charged back in the third quarter, and held a narrow three point lead at three-quarter time. Karingal showed why they have been one of the best sides of the year with a strong final quarter. They shot

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down the Seagulls’ hopes of an upset with a 5.10 to 0.0 quarter. Kairngal scored the win 11.22 (88) to 7.3 (45). Marc Holt was leading goalkicker on the day with four. He has 62 for the year. Red Hill bounced back from the goalless performance last week with a massive win over Pearcedale. Pearcedale hosted the Hillmen, and struggled from the get go. They scored one first quarter goal, but only managed one behind for the rest of the afternoon. Red Hill put together another defensive masterclass, and reaffirmed their status as one of the premiership contenders. Pearcedale were whallopped by 118 points. The final score was 1.1 (7) to 17.23 (125). At Lloyd Park, Langwarrin had little trouble fending off a challenge from Seaford. Langwarrin showed their intent early with a seven goals to one first quarter. The Tigers weren’t able to recover from their sloppy start. Josh Biggs had a big game for the Kangaroos, and put six goals on the board. His side claimed the win 15.8 (98) to 7.10 (52). Somerville had an enjoyable day at home, as they defeated Tyabb by 103 points. It was a goal fest for the soaring Somerville, who had 12 individual goalkickers. Ryan Gillis scored six while Daniel Marshall booted four. 24 July 2019

The Yabbies were outclassed on the day, with the final scoreboard reading 23.15 (153) to 7.8 (50). It was also another difficult day for

Crib Point, who were defeated at home by Devon Meadows 9.6 (60) to 15.13 (103). Joel Hillis booted four for the Panthers.

Kangas cruise: Langwarrin had little trouble overcoming Seaford after a seven goal to one opening quarter. Picture: Andrew Hurst


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By Craig MacKenzie A STUNNING performance from Seaford striker Dylan Waugh highlighted last weekend’s round of matches. The gun forward scored all of Seaford’s goals in a 5-1 trouncing of FC Noble Hurricanes at North Seaford Reserve on Saturday. Harry McCartney reports that the Waugh onslaught started after just five minutes when he won a 50/50 challenge with the last Hurricanes defender then easily sidefooted the ball home. Seaford dominated the first half but had to wait until the 39th minute to gain reward for its efforts when Waugh pounced on a bouncing ball and delicately tapped it over the head of Hurricanes keeper Andrea Stoilovic to make it 2-0. But two minutes later the visitors hit back when Nicholas Phaedonas got a toe to the ball in a crowded box to keep them in the hunt. Waugh gave Seaford breathing space and notched his hat-trick in the 54th minute when he was given time to unleash a 25-metre drive into the top corner leaving Stoilovic fuming with his defence. Stoilovic added to his frustration three minutes later when he misjudged a free-kick and Waugh caught out the flat-footed Hurricanes defence to make it 4-1. When Mitch Lander was brought down inside the area in the 62nd minute there was little doubt about who would take the resultant penalty and Waugh didn’t disappoint as he slotted home his fifth to complete an impressive day at the office for the big man. Things for the visitors went from bad to worse in the 87th minute when substitute Erik Pulo was sent off. In NPL news Langwarrin strolled to a comfortable 4-0 win over Springvale White Eagles at Lawton Park on Saturday without midfielder Wayne Wallace who was rested or defenders Luke Burgess and Jamie Cumming who were suspended. Lucas Portelli opened the scoring in the 13th minute when he was at the near post to head home a Jordan Templin free kick from the left. A superb move down the right involving Damir Stoilovic and Callum Goulding ended with the latter cutting the ball back to Thomas Ahmadzai whose shot was touched in by John Baird to make it 2-0 four minutes from half-time. In the 71st minute Brandon Jansz played in substitute David Stirton whose strike across the face of goal was tapped in by Stoilovic putting his former club out of the contest.

High five: Seaford striker Dylan Waugh had a day out at North Seaford Reserve on Saturday. Picture: John Punshon.

A good day’s work was completed two minutes later when an extravagant Stoilovic lay-off was volleyed home by Goulding in superb style. In NPLW news Southern United lost 3-0 to Geelong Galaxy United at Monterey Reserve last weekend. Southern’s under-19s won 4-1 with goals from Sita Karimi (2) and Talia Palmer (2) while the under-16s drew 3-3 with Rhys McKenna (2) and Sage Kirby scoring for Southern and Tanysha Hogan named player of the match. The under-14s won 1-0 thanks to Chiara Renzeme’s first goal of the season and a player of the match performance from South Melbourne recruit Ellena Zissis. Meanwhile the reputation of former Langwarrin junior Alana Murphy continues to grow after the gifted teenager was named player of the tournament at the under-15 national championships at Coffs Harbour last week. The 13-year-old has been involved with Victoria’s National Training Centre program for the past few seasons and was used both in midfield and up front by Victoria to showcase her talents with junior Matildas coach Rae Dower a keen onlooker. In State 1 news Mornington lost 2-1 at home to Caulfield United Zebras last weekend. The home side was set back on its heels with two Caulfield goals in the opening 20 minutes, the first a low leftfoot shot from Cory Kibler-Melby and the second an own goal from defender Charlie Parker. Mornington hit back in the 30th minute when Sam Luxford was at the back post to finish from a Craig Smart free kick and despite long periods of the second half played inside Mornington’s

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attacking half it couldn’t break down Caulfield’s resistance. Striker Josh Hine has returned to England for three weeks but Scottish striker Liam Baxter came off the bench for his first appearance sign rejoining Mornington a fortnight ago. In State 2 news a controversial finish marred the 2-2 draw between Doncaster Rovers and Peninsula Strikers at Anderson Park on Friday night. Goals by Michael Hoogendyk and Matt Harrington gave Strikers a 2-0 lead after 55 minutes but Abdirahman Ahmed reduced the deficit in the 65th minute. In the 90th minute a hotly contested penalty decision gave Sayed Hussain the chance to level the scores and he made no mistake from the spot. Strikers keeper Colin McCormack and Hussain were involved in a clash straight after the penalty had been taken and after an intervention by the linesman McCormack was red carded. In State 3 news Skye United hammered cellar dwellers Middle Park 5-1 at Albert Park on Saturday. Skye kicked off proceedings in the 7th minute when Daniel Attard’s switch sent Marcus Anastasiou clear, and the youngster rounded Middle Park custodian Fadi Qunqar and finished into an unguarded goal. Mitch Blake doubled the lead in the 27th minute when he got on the end of a Saj Sugrim cross from the left. The second half was much of the same as Skye dominated and when Mark O’Connor sent Attard clear in the 58th minute the big man put the ball into the top corner. Skye won possession straight from the restart and Attard sent Blake clear who rounded the keeper to make it 4-0.

Substitute Michael Turner was brought down inside the box in the 77th minute and Daniel Walsh made it 5-0. Middle Park’s consolation goal came in the 90th minute when the ball was bundled over the goal line. Skye reserves coach Liam George resigned last week for personal reasons not connected to the club. He was in his fourth season at the helm. State 3 rival Frankston Pines led twice but had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Brighton at Monterey Reserve on Friday night. Three late goals in six minutes had spectators glued to the action and left Pines ruing the one that got away. It took a special strike from 18-yearold Pines central defender Aiden McKenna to break the deadlock in the 55th minute. Brighton failed to clear properly following a corner and Bailey Atkinson touched the ball off to McKenna outside the box and he curled a stunning leftfoot strike into the top far corner. In the 85th minute a superb ball in from the right was headed home from point-blank range by Brighton substitute Nick Bale to make it 1-1. Five minutes later Travis Ernsdoerfer’s commitment and perseverance saw him block the ball then chase it down and just keep it in play wide on the left. He checked back inside then sent over a near post cross that was touched in by Kevin Brown for what looked like the winner. A minute later Pines’ players and bench were in dismay when Kia Walsh made it 2-2 from close range. Striker Jason Bradbury has left Pines and joined Queensland NPL club Sunshine Coast Fire. He had switched to Pines from Mornington during the offseason. In State 4 news Baxter lost 3-2 at home to Endeavour United last weekend. Endeavour hit the front in the 8th minute when Ifeoluwa Ogidan got free on the left of the area and finished superbly past Baxter keeper James Foster. Two minutes later Charlie Jones scored with a well-taken strike after Endeavour failed to clear a Baxter corner. But the visitors took a 2-1 lead into the interval after a Foster mistake gifted a goal to Ahmed Tabbara. A superb Stuart McKenzie header in the 50th minute made it 2-2 but Baxter was caught square at the back 10 minutes later and Ogidan made it pay dearly when he broke clear and neatly slotted the ball past the advancing Foster for what proved to be the winner.

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A bizarre moment arrived in the 69th minute when Endeavour’s Harry Herouvim was red carded. He’d been booked minutes earlier after scything down Nat Daher and when he decided to grab the flag and fling it out of his way as he prepared to take a corner the referee sprang to the flag’s defence with a second caution. Daher too was given his marching orders after a second caution in the 82nd minute. In State 5 news Somerville Eagles inflicted Tullamarine’s first home defeat of the season with a 3-1 win on Saturday. The Eagles did the double against Tulla and no prizes for guessing who opened the scoring. A brilliant through ball from Mark Pagliarulo in the 13th minute was clinically despatched by Dave Greening for his 50th goal for the club and his 300th in Australia. With half-time looming a wind-assisted free-kick wasn’t cleared and substitute Ugur Erdem poked the ball home for the equaliser. In the 53rd minute Pagliarulo found some space and fired an unstoppable drive past the keeper before celebrating in style after being subjected to a torrent of abuse. In the 66th minute Callum Richardson grabbed his fifth goal in three games with a superb strike that went in off the post after good work by Pagliarulo and Ben Meiklem. Tulla’s Benan Kuzucu and Somerville’s Eric Manhanong were both sent off in injury time. Aspendale Stingrays went down 3-1 at home to White Star Dandenong last weekend with Anthony Segavac scoring for the Stingrays. Aspendale’s best were Peter Dimopoulos, Patrick Diakogeorgiou and Sonny Lindsay. This weekend’s games: SATURDAY, 3pm: Southern Utd v Bayside Utd (Monterey Reserve; under12s 9am, under-14s 10.10am, under-16s 11.30am, under-19s 1pm), Mornington v Warragul Utd (Lawton Park), Bayside Argonauts v Skye Utd (Shipston Reserve), South Yarra v Frankston Pines (Fawkner Park South), Keysborough v Seaford Utd (Coomoora Reserve), FC Noble Hurricanes v Baxter (Alex Nelson Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Aspendale Stingrays (Tyabb Central Reserve), Rosebud v White Star Dandenong (Olympic Park). SATURDAY, 3.15pm: Box Hill Utd v Langwarrin (Wembley Park). SATURDAY, 7pm: Heatherton Utd v Peninsula Strikers (Bosnia and Herzegovina Centre).

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