__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

Southern Peninsula

MCCARTHY PARTNERS PTY

Solicitors

Marshall’s HOLIDAY RENTALS SORRENTO OFFICE We are the largest on the Mornington Peninsula

9best service 9best ROI

Conveyancing

9biggest team 9100% holiday focus

Deceased Estates Wills and Power of Attorney

AN I E S W STS

Business Law including Leasing

TED

E T P E R ITY GU P R O FOR QUAL

& Sale/Purchase of businesses Litigation Court Apperances

5984 5955

5985 - 3211

www.MyRentals.com.au

An independent voice for the community

2247 Point Nepean Rd, Rye

FREE

Your weekly community newspaper covering Safety Beach to Portsea For all advertising and editorial needs, call 03

119 Ocean Beach Rd. Upstairs (cnr. Darling Rd.)

Tuesday 6 October 2015

5973 6424 or email: team@mpnews.com.au www.mpnews.com.au

A Woman’s Place Julia Ahearne, Elin Smith and Lizzy Leary have stories to tell, and will get their chance as Peninsula op shops combine with performing artists to bring local stories centre stage later this month. The Southern Peninsula Arts Centre in Rosebud will come alive with pop-up op shops, theatre, workshops and conversations, 30 October – 1 November.

See story Page 5. Picture: Yanni

Big bill to save Portsea beach Mike Hast mike@mpnews.com.au THE state government is considering options to stop the ongoing destruction of Portsea’s iconic front beach after it received the findings of a $300,000 wave monitoring and seabed modelling study commissioned mid-2014. The study by Worley Parsons was recently handed to the government

and environment department bureaucrats. They must quickly decide how to save the 1000-sandbag protection wall and stop the destructive swell now spreading both east and west. The sandbag wall may only last another 18 months and it will be expensive to replace. Storms in May removed thousands of tonnes of sand and foredune from the eastern end of the beach, exposing the roots of old trees as well as

WHAT’S ON AT NEPTOURS

&DULQJIRUORFDOIDPLOLHV IRURYHU\HDUV

RUSSIAN HERMITAGE *CROWN CASINO – MONTHLY* Casino’s bus program with a EXHIBITION great BUFFET lunch (all) $35. Tues 20 Oct (a) $60 (p/s) $55 Only p/p over the age of GEORGIE GIRL 18 permitted. Her Majesty’s LAST THURSDAY EACH MTH Wed 16 Dec (numbers permitting) (a) $110 (p/s) $100 QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET CATS - REGENT THEATRE Tue 13 Oct ’15 - all $30. Wed 13 Jan 2016 Shop for all the bargains we (a) $130 (p/s) $120 do not have down here. SINGING IN THE RAIN We even supply a couple Wed 18 May 2016 of Eskys for some of your (a) $125 (p/s) $115 perishables. BAW BAW GARDEN & HOME EXPO Sat 10 Oct All $60

-HWW\5G526(%8' 3K ZZZURVHEXGIXQHUDOVFRPDX

SOUND OF MUSIC Wed 25 May 2016 Adults $125 (p/s) $115

Neptours Phone: 5981 1277

www.neptours.com.au

rocks under the foredune, destabilising temporary steps (which have been closed) and damaging more than 20 of the 1000 sandbags. A huge section of foreshore at the eastern end collapsed onto the beach and was washed away. Damage is also being done to Fishermans Beach west of the pier. Storms exposed rocks not seen in living memory as well as the remains of an old jetty. The News understands that options

being considered include: ď Ž Changing the seabed to stop ocean-like waves refracting off a large sandbar. ď Ž Building an underwater barrier to reduce wave energy. ď Ž Installing groynes on the beach. A temporary fix may be the placing of sloping rocks in front of the sandbags. The Worley Parsons study is the third into the problem and was commissioned following pressure from

residents, aquatic businesses and Nepean Ratepayers Association. It measured currents, waves and tides, and has modelled the wave “climate�, including seasonal wave patterns. It has confirmed a 2013 report by environmental consultancy Water Technology, which found that changes to the seabed had increased the size and velocity of waves reflected onto the beach. Continued Page 6

spring wedding showcase peppers moonah links resort sunday 1st November 11am - 3pm

SALES PERMANENT RENTALS HOLIDAY RENTALS COMMERCIAL LEASING

MORNINGTON PENINSULA’S PREMIER WEDDING DESTINATION           !"#$$%"""&+ ,,,) *-

5988 8391 2831 Pt Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie

Profile for Mornington Peninsula News Group

6 October 2015  

Southern Peninsula News 6 October 2015

6 October 2015  

Southern Peninsula News 6 October 2015

Advertisement