Drop in to find out about Flinders’ plans
Silver for Portsea’s masters PORTSEA Surf Life Saving Club’s masters men’s beach relay team won a silver medal at the 2021 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Team members Brett Croft, Darren Kerr, Henry Kiss and Jim Unkles, pictured, also participated in events on the sand, with Kiss coming fifth in the 50-54 years men’s beach sprint and Unkles placed sixth in the 30-34 men’s beach sprint. The team was also named the Life Saving Victoria Open/Masters Team
of the Year in 2020 for its results at the state and national level. “To win a medal at The Aussies is a huge achievement for us, we couldn’t be more proud of one another and to represent Portsea SLSC and all Victorian clubs,” Croft said. “After Aussies was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, we’re pleased to have sent Portsea’s biggest contingent of competitors in more than a decade, with 37 athletes representing in the red and white.” Portsea masters competitor Anthony
Purcell was 10th in the final of the 5559 years men’s surf (swim) race while in the youth competition, Mackenzie Hunter made the semi-finals of the under-15 ironwoman and under-15 girls surf race, with teammate Genevieve Woolrich also making the under 15s semi-final. The Aussies is the largest event on the Australian Surf Life Saving surf sports calendar, with more than 6000 athletes from 315 surf clubs competing in 480 beach and ocean events.
FLINDERS community hub and Flinders Park public toilet projects are advancing in their design stages. In 2020 the shire began working on detailed designs for the community hub, working with user groups to ensure the design would meet their needs. As part of the projects the shire will host an in-person drop-in session at the Flinders Civic Hall, Cook Street, 4.30-6.30pm, Thursday 22 April. Those attending will see the latest designs and have the opportunity to ask questions of the architects and project team. Also on show will be designs of the Flinders Park public toilet amenity project. The project came about after the shire received $2.25 million towards the Flinders Civic Hall redevelopment through the state government’s expanded Growing Suburbs Fund. The council allocated $200,000 for the design phase and will match the $2.25 million funding providing a total budget of $4.5 million. The current Flinders Civic Hall, in Cook Street, opened in 1966 and is in poor condition and in need of refurbishment. It provides a home for Flinders Art Show, as well as the arts group, community association, Lions and Probus and RSL. Classes held in the building include older adults’ exercise, Pilates, and yoga. The proposed Flinders Park public toilet includes a unisex accessible/ family change toilet and unisex ambulant toilet. The preferred site is near the play area on the gravel path to the
Norman Street car park. The mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said: “With the amount of vital services and support being delivered for residents from the facility, we are committed to ensuring this new community hub will provide better access and is useable for many years to come.” Red Hill Ward councillor David Gill said the shire had “put together designs based on [residents’] feedback for the Flinders community hub”. After hearing from residents, Cr Gill said the shire would be able to finalise designs and, if all goes to plan, start work later this year. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/flinderscivichall
Unframed art AN online art auction is being held to raise money for Peninsula Home Hospice/. The auction of more than 40 paintings donated by Mornington Peninsula artists will run from Saturday 1 May to Sunday 9 May. The identity of the artist will only be revealed to buyers after they have made their successful bid. The catchment area for Peninsula Home Hospice stretches from south of Mordialloc Creek, through Frankston and the peninsula. While the organisation receives support from the state government it also relies on community fundraising to provide its free specialised services. To join the art auction, go to: www. unframed-art.com
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28 April 2021
Southern Peninsula News 27 April 2021