9 October 2018

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Southern Peninsula

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‘Good work,’ say brains behind bags BOOMERANG bag volunteers on the southern peninsula played host to the originators of the recyclable cloth bag movement at a breakfast at the Cooee cafe, Capel Sound, last week. Founders Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer, as well as Anthony Hill, of Plastic Pollution Solutions, came from Queensland to meet and acknowledge the work of their southern counterparts in making the bags and spreading the word. “They came to meet us because we have such great Boomerang bag support here on the peninsula,” Seawinds Capel Sound Boomerang bag coordinator Val Rowe said. “It was a meeting for all of the peninsula’s boomerang bag volunteers who collectively have produced more than 25,000 Boomerang bags in just over a year.” For details on boomerang bags call Ms Rowe 0435149456 or message Seawinds boomerang bag Facebook group. Picture: Yanni n THE state government last week launched a campaign encouraging shoppers to use reusable bags ahead of a ban on lightweight, single-use plastic bags next year. Research by Sustainability Victoria has found around three-quarters of shoppers already carry reusable bags when food shopping. The research found younger shoppers, and those on higher incomes, have been slowest to forsake single-use bags, particularly when buying non-food items.

The Boundary Road Project The stone resources at Hillview Drive Quarry are running out, Hillview Quarries is looking to recommence quarrying operations and access the adjoining resources at our Boundary Road Quarry site. The Project Since 1969, Hillview Quarries has been operating the quarry in Hillview Quarry Drive, Dromana. This site is owned by the RE Ross Trust, as is the neighbouring quarry site with adjoining resources on Boundary Road. The RE Ross Trust is a charitable trust which was established in Victoria in 1970 by the will of the late Roy Everard Ross. To-date, more than $116 million has been granted to organisations across Victoria and on the Mornington Peninsula, through the profits earned from quarrying. Re-establishing quarrying operations at the Boundary Road site will generate the revenue needed to ensure the work of the RE Ross Trust continues well into the future. This is the aim of the Boundary Road Project.

Email us on: info@boundaryroad.com.au Call us on: 1300 407 690

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An EES is required The Minister for Planning has directed that an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) be prepared for this project – an EES is the most rigorous government process for assessing projects in Victoria. Over the next few years, a range of scientific, environmental and social studies will be completed. There will be ongoing consultation with the local community and feedback will be gathered from stakeholder organisations. All of this information will be combined to form the EES which the government will use when making decisions about the future of the Boundary Road site. The EES is being managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Contact us It is early days; the project team will continue to provide information on the project website and through the media. Questions are welcomed; you can contact us using the details below and the team will be happy to speak with you about the project or ensure you receive regular updates.

Visit our website: www.boundaryroad.com.au