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Expect early start to bushfire season RECORD low rainfall in parts of the state is forcing the Country Fire Authority to consider bringing forward the start of its bushfire season. The CFA last week warned property owners to prepare for an “extreme summer of fires”. For the first time, fire restrictions will be introduced in some parts of the state as early as this month. Mornington Fire Station officer-in-charge Mick Hembrow said the shire had experienced a “drier than normal winter and autumn before that”. He said property owners should watch the weather closely and “burn now – don’t wait too long [as] the environment might dry quickly and burning will become inappropriate”. “We experience far too many ‘out of control’ burn offs due to people not abiding by council’s sensible burn-off guidelines,” he said. “There is every chance we could experience an early start to our summer fire season, and fire restrictions could come earlier than normal. “People should keep up to date with the environment and what’s happening by watching the BOM Climate Outlook web page and videos. “We strive to provide an early warning of fire restrictions and the CFA works closely with all councils.” Mr Hembrow said people should log their burn by calling 1800 668 511. Mornington Peninsula environment protection manager John Rankine said due to a 50-60 per cent deficit in annual rainfall on top of last year’s deficit, and with grass and forest fuels already dry, it was possible that the fire danger period may start earlier than normal this year. “The shire encourages the community to do what they can to clean up around their properties before fire restrictions begin, and to be fire ready earlier – especially those living in high risk areas,” he said. “We strongly remind residents that fire restrictions are in place for a reason and to understand their responsibilities before burning off.”

DECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.40mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.05mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.40mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $5.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $12.50mt

FIBRE CEMENT SHEET UNDERLAY 1800x900 ............................................ $18.50ea

4.5MM

1800x900 ............................................ $13.00ea 1800x1200 .......................................... $17.50ea 2400x450 .............................................. $8.75ea 2400x600 .............................................$11.75ea 2400x900 ............................................ $17.50ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $23.25ea 3000x900 ............................................ $21.75ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $29.00ea

6.0MM

1800x1200 .......................................... $25.00ea 2400x900 ............................................ $25.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $33.25ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $41.50ea

BLUEBOARD

2400x900 ............................................ $30.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $40.00ea 2700x900 ............................................ $33.50ea 2700x1200 .......................................... $44.75ea 3000x900 ............................................ $37.00ea 3000x1200 .......................................... $49.25ea

BGC DURAFLOOR

2250x600x19 T&G.................................$85.00ea

CEMENT PRODUCTS

Concrete Mix 20kg .................................$7.50ea Rapid Set 20kg ...................................... $8.25ea Cement 20kg ......................................... $8.50ea

SHADOWCLAD GROOVED

Shadowclad 2.4x1.2x12mm .............. $115.00ea Shadowclad 2.7x1.2x12mm .............. $129.50ea Large quantities ......................................... P.O.A.

KDHW F17

90x35 ................................................... $6.20mt 90x45 ................................................... $8.10mt 140x45 ................................................$11.75mt 190x45 ............................................... $17.15mt 240x45 ............................................... $24.50mt 290x45 ............................................... $30.30mt

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Live round found at golf course

Fighting on land and in the air: The fire at Crib Point in January 2016 illustrated the dangers of bushfire on the peninsula. Picture: Gary Sissons

ourselves. The support won’t necessarily be there as we’re used to. “If it starts early and finishes late, it means fatigue issues for us — a long campaign, lots of expectation.” Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning incident controller Ben Rankin said conditions state-wide were drier and more volatile than normal. “It is most unusual to have fires run to this extent in winter,” he said, referring to an out-of-control blaze burning at Cape Conran, in the state’s east. “It is one of more than a dozen burn-offs that escaped from private properties [last] month.” Mr Rankin said the ground was “drier now than it usually would be in summer”. Learn more about the fire danger period and what you can and cannot do by visiting: cfa.vic. gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/ Steve Taylor

CFA chief officer Steve Warrington said the season “looks like it could be the worst in a decade” with fire restrictions continuing until April next year. “The conditions for this time of the year are really quite concerning for us, and that’s unfortunately already being realised,” he said. “At the moment if we go on the current forecasts, and to some extent it is crystal balling, but the dams are down, the water content in the ground is quite low. “Large parts of the state have been in a few years of drought now.” With fire authorities expecting a severe or extreme fire season across much of the country this summer, Victoria could be unable to call on firefighters from interstate to help in a crisis. “Our ability to support each other is diminished,” Mr Warrington warned. “This year we’re planning as if Victorians are predominately going to have to look after

WEATHERBOARD

Cedar 190mm....................................... $5.75mt Primed Baltic Pine 170mm ................... $3.35mt

DROMANA DISCOUNT TIMBER

DOOR JAMB SETS Meranti 110x19mm ............................. $37.50ea Primed MDF 110mmx18mm .................................... $19.25ea Meranti Ext. Unassembled w/out sill ........................ $75.00ea

CYPRESS

125x75 ............................................... $10.25mt 100x100 ............................................. $10.50mt 125x125 ............................................. $16.95mt 150x150 ............................................. $28.50mt 70x19 Blanks......................................... $2.25mt

TREATED PINE POLES 75-100x1.8mt ...................................... $6.75ea 75-100x2.4mt .................................... $10.50ea 75-100x3.0mt ..................................... $12.75ea 75-100x3.6mt ..................................... $15.25ea 100-125x1.8mt .................................... $9.75ea 100-125x2.4mt ................................... $14.25ea 100-125x3.0mt ................................... $20.25ea 100-125x3.6mt .................................. $24.75ea 100-125x2.4mt Splits ............................ $9.50ea

OBHW F8 50x25 ................................................... $1.25mt 75x38 ................................................... $2.75mt 125x38 ................................................. $4.65mt

MDF CRAFTWOOD 2400x1200x3mm ................................ $11.00ea 2400x1200x6mm ................................ $18.00ea 2400x1200x9mm ................................ $24.00ea 2400x1200x12mm .............................. $27.00ea 2400x1200x16mm .............................. $33.00ea 2400x1200x18mm .............................. $36.00ea

PARTICLEBOARD

18mm 2400x450 ............................................ $13.50ea 2400x600 ............................................ $18.00ea 2400x1200 .......................................... $36.00ea

POLYESTER BATTS

R2.0 12pc $29.00 per bag R3.5 6pc $25.75 per bag

SOUTHERN BEECH 85X19 T&G E/M

STANDARD GRADE FLOORING

$3.75 mt

(approx. 450mt pack lots) MELAMINE - EDGED 16MM

TREATED PINE SLEEPERS

2400x300 ............................................ $12.00ea 2400x450 ............................................ $18.00ea 2400x600 ............................................ $24.00ea 1800x450 ............................................ $13.50ea 1800x600 ............................................ $17.00ea 3600x450 ............................................ $27.00ea 3600x600 ............................................ $36.00ea Not Edged 2400x1200 .......................................... $40.00ea 2400x1200x3mm ................................ $18.00ea

PINE LINING 140x12 VJ/Regency .............................. $2.15mt 140x19 VJ/Floor.................................... $3.50mt

PINE DAR STD GRADE 42x19 ................................................... $1.25mt 70x19 ................................................... $1.75mt 90x19 ................................................... $2.25mt 120x19 ................................................. $2.65mt 140x19 ................................................. $3.00mt 190x19 ................................................. $4.50mt 240x19 ................................................. $6.75mt 290x19 ................................................. $8.50mt 140x12 ................................................. $2.15mt

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GROUNDS staff at The National Golf Club at Cape Schanck last week got a fright when they dug up a live naval round. The landscapers were working on the second hole at the Cups Drive course when they unearthed the 43cm-long “unexploded ordnance”, 3.30pm, Tuesday 28 August. It may have lain undisturbed for decades near the surface, about one kilometre from Truemans Road. They quickly moved clear and reported their dangerous find to police who called in the RAAF. Military officers cordoned off the area which was guarded overnight by police. Next day they detonated the shell in a deep hole. Sergeant Ben Swift, of Hastings police, who supervised the operation, said the shell may have been left over from historic training drills conducted by officers from the Army cadet school at Point Nepean. “It had been in the ground a long time and was degraded but still dangerous,” he said.

200x50

2.4 mt ................................................. $15.25ea 2.4 mt (Packs 50) ................................ $13.50ea 2.7 mt ................................................. $17.00ea 2.7 mt (Packs 50) ................................ $15.25ea 3.0 mt ................................................. $19.00ea 3.0 mt (Packs 50) ................................ $17.00ea 200x75 1.8 mt ................................................. $17.25ea 1.8 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $15.25ea 2.4 mt ................................................. $23.00ea 2.4 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $20.25ea 2.7 mt ................................................. $25.75ea 2.7 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $22.75ea 3.0 mt ................................................. $28.50ea 3.0 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $2525ea 3.6 mt ................................................. $34.25ea 3.6 mt (Packs 30) ................................ $30.50ea 200x100 2.4 mt ................................................. $30.50ea 2.4 mt (Packs 25) ................................ $27.00ea 3.0 mt ................................................. $38.00ea 3.0 mt (Packs 25) ................................ $33.75ea

With a VIEW to forming a new club

FORMATION of a Southern Peninsula VIEW Club is on track after 28 women met with the Victorian VIEW development team last month to get things moving. Convenor Edna Burwash said many at the pleasant morning at Rosebud Country Club stayed on to lunch and “make friends and discuss the way forward”. VIEW is a women’s national volunteer organisation aiming to provide an opportunity for women from all walks of life to meet regularly, establish friendships and help disadvantaged children through the work of The Smith Family. New members are welcome. The next meeting is at Rosebud Country Club, 207 Boneo Road, Rosebud, 11am, Thursday 13 September. Details: Lyn 0409 145 073, Edna 9455 0941 or Sue 0419 400 449.

FLOORING SHEETS

FENCE EXTENSIONS

Yellow Tongue 3600x900mm ............... $49.95ea Plyfloor 2.4x1.2x15mm ........................ $59.50ea

2400x500 ............................................ $26.00ea

KDHW DAR SEL GRADE 42x19 ................................................... $3.50mt 65x19 ................................................... $5.05mt 90x19 ................................................... $7.35mt 110x19 ................................................. $8.95mt 135x19 ............................................... $11.95mt 185x19 ............................................... $21.75mt

PRIMED MDF MOULDINGS S/Bevel 42x15 ...................................... $1.10mt S/Bevel 67x15 ...................................... $1.45mt S/Bevel 67x18 ...................................... $1.50mt L/ Tongue 67x18 ................................... $1.50mt L/ Tongue 92x18 ................................... $2.20mt L/ Tongue 140x18 ................................. $3.25mt B/nose 67x18 ....................................... $1.50mt B/nose 92x18 ....................................... $2.20mt

CYPRESS PINE PICKETS 70x19 900mm ....................................... $2.10ea 70x19 1200mm ..................................... $2.70ea 70x19 1500mm ..................................... $3.35ea 70x19 1800mm ..................................... $3.90ea

DESIGN PINE - PRIMED T/PINE 18x18 Quad/Fillet/DAR .......................... $1.65mt 42x18 DAR ............................................ $2.95mt 66x18 DAR ............................................ $3.95mt 90x18 DAR ............................................ $5.50mt 138x18 DAR .......................................... $8.00mt 185x18 DAR ........................................ $11.50mt 30x30 Int Stop ....................................... $3.35mt 57x30 Ext Stop ...................................... $5.75mt 42x42 DAR ............................................ $5.75mt 90x42 DAR F7 ..................................... $11.25mt 138x42 DAR F7 ................................... $16.75mt 185x42 DAR F7 ................................... $22.25mt 230x42 DAR F7 ................................... $34.00mt 280x42 DAR F7 ................................... $40.95mt

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2400x500 Oriental ............................... $30.00ea 2400x500 Woven ................................. $36.00ea

TREATED PINE R/S 100x12 Paling....................................... $0.70mt 150x12 Paling....................................... $1.05mt 150x25 ................................................. $2.25mt 75x50 ................................................... $2.40mt

T/PINE F7/MGP10 – LASER CUT 70x35 ................................................... $2.85mt 70x45 ................................................... $3.75mt 90x35 ................................................... $3.80mt 90x45 ................................................... $5.00mt 140x35 ................................................. $5.85mt 140x45 ................................................. $7.50mt 190x45 ................................................. $9.95mt 240x45 ............................................... $14.75mt 290x45 ............................................... $17.25mt

T/PINE FASCIA PRIMED 190x30 D&G... .................................... $11.00mt 230x30 D&G... .................................... $19.50mt

PINE MGP10 70x35 Long .......................................... $2.85mt 70x45 Long ...........................................$3.85mt 90x35 Studs ......................................... $2.60mt 90x35 Long .......................................... $2.85mt 90x45 Studs ......................................... $3.35mt 90x45 Long ...........................................$3.85mt

PINE MERCH 90x35 ................................................... $1.65mt 90x45 ................................................... $2.40mt

PINE F7/MGP10 – LASER CUT 140x45 ................................................. $6.45mt 190x45 ................................................. $8.85mt 240x45 ............................................... $12.25mt

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