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Ringing the bell at Point Leo FLAT bottom, sharp or blunt nose, swallow tail with flyers and rounded rails near the shoulders, and lots of rocker. Descriptions can be misleading, but all those words are part of the vernacular of surfers when describing a surfboard. They are words that will be freely used among the crowds expected at the Vintage Surf Day at Point Leo on Sunday 12 November. It is the third vintage day at Point Leo and sees the display of boards of all shapes, sizes and ages. And every board has a story. Bob Smith, honorary historian at the Torquay Surfworld Museum and Surfing Victoria, is bringing rare and valuable memorabilia from the annual Bells Beach surfing contest, including the official contest trophy and the bell won by 1970s Australian surfer, the late Michael Peterson. Stalls on the foreshore will include old surfboards and other devices used to catch waves. There will be Kombis and woodies (surf cars) and food stalls. Peter White, formerly of Seaford but now operating Classic Malibu, at Noosa, is bringing a range of modern boards down from Queensland and will be able to compare the evolution of designs over the years. One of the boards is a copy of a five-stringer George Rice mal that he used to make under licence in the 1960s. The board is made with the green tinged heavy Volan fibreglass, more commonly used on mals and old style boards. Smith, who turned 70 this year, has surfed since 1964 and still competes regularly on longboards. He’s recog-

Keeper of the bell: Surf historian Bob Smith will bring memorabilia from the Bells Easter surf competition to this year’s Surf Vintage Day at Point Leo.

nised as a standout talent at west coast breaks, particularly Point Impossible. He has won 23 Victorian titles and two Australian Masters Games titles, as well as two Surfing Australia Hall of Fame awards and multiple titles for the Torquay Boardriders and Surfcoast Longboarders. He was awarded life membership to Surfing Victoria in 2014. “Bob is a mine of information about

the surfing history of Victoria, including the Mornington Peninsula and will be happy to talk history when he’s over here,” Vintage day organiser Rod Jones said. The third Vintage Surf Day, on the foreshore at Point Leo from 10am Sunday 12 November. Admission $4, with proceeds going to the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula. Keith Platt

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Dromana Township Plan

Draft Mornington Peninsula Activity Centres Strategy Review and Industrial Areas Strategy

Mornington Peninsula Shire invites the community to have their say on the future of Dromana as it develops the Dromana Township Plan. The Dromana Township Plan will identify built form principles including the protection of view lines and vistas before developing a long-term strategic built form framework, to guide new development. Council is holding workshops in November and the community is invited to attend and share their ideas and vision to help guide the built form controls for Dromana.

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Have your say Attend a community workshop Wednesday 15 November 6pm – 8pm Dromana Bay Life Saving Club 250 Point Nepean Road, Dromana Wednesday 22 November 6pm – 8pm Dromana Bay Life Saving Club 250 Point Nepean Road, Dromana You can also provide your thoughts in writing and online. mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Attention: Rosa Zouzoulas Re: Dromana Township Plan Strategic Planning Projects Mornington Peninsula Shire Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

Mornington Peninsula Shire invites you to attend a Community and Business Stakeholders Engagement workshop on 15 November and provide feedback on the Mornington Peninsula Activity Centres Strategy Review and Mornington Peninsula Industrial Areas Strategy 2017. The plans both highlight the continuation of previous growthtrends and new factors influencing the likely demand for commercial and industrial land in the Shire. You can provide your thoughts on the future of our commercial and industrial land at community workshops, online or in writing.

Have your say Attend one of our workshops on Wednesday 15 November 10:30am – 12pm Business Stakeholders Engagement Reception room, Rosebud Office 2:30pm – 4pm Business Stakeholders Engagement, Reception room, Hastings Office 6:30pm – 8pm Community & Business Stakeholders Engagement, Mornington Council Chambers, Mornington Office Have your say online or in person mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Attention: Rosa Zouzoulas Re: Activity Centres & Industrial Areas Strategic Planning Projects Mornington Peninsula Shire Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

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