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Driving force: Students backing the 2012 Arthurs Seat Challenge are, from left, Laura Morley (Toorak College), Jack Taylor (Rosebud Secondary College), Leah Bourne, Jordan Barnes, Joel Munger and Natasha Sharp (Mt Eliza secondary) and Maddy Forrester (Rosebud seconday) with, centre, event coordinator Michelle Pitcher. Picture: Yanni

THE 6.7km Arthurs Seat Challenge has been running each year since 2002, lifting the profile and raising money for the Fit to Drive Program. Fit to Drive is a road safety awareness program provided to Year 11 students at every secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula and in Frankston. “It was the tragic loss of young life in car crashes in 1999 and 2000 in our community that saw the beginning of Fit to Drive, an initiative that was a direct and impassioned response from school principals who accepted the challenge of reducing the toll and helping to save young lives,� coordinator Michelle Pitcher said. This year’s challenge starts at Rosebud pier at 8.30am on Sunday 11 November and finishes at the top of Arthurs Seat. Students of Mt Eliza Secondary College, Toorak College and Rosebud Secondary College as well as school principals were at Arthurs Seat to launch this year’s event on Wednesday 1 August. Also at the launch were Education Minister and Nepean MP Martin Dixon, representatives of event sponsors Mornington Peninsula News Group, Bendigo Bank Rye and Dromana, Nicholas Lynch Real Estate, Monash University, the Sports Injury Clinic and the Southern Peninsula Classic and Historic Car Club. “The Arthurs Seat Challenge provides a fantastic opportunity for schools, families and community members to rally together and raise awareness of the overrepresentation of young people in road crashes, in the hope we can continue to make a difference and alleviate the pain road trauma causes,� Ms Pitcher said. For Fit to Drive details or to register for the Arthurs Seat Challenge:

Village Glen traffic lights By Mike Hast THE Village Glen retirement complex in Rosebud West will get long-awaited vehicle traffic lights at its entrance to Eastbourne Rd. The state government on Tuesday promised $170,000 from its Safer Roads Infrastructure Program for the T-intersection signals, which were costed at $640,000 last year. The balance will be paid by Village Glen owner Community Villages Australia, founded and owned by Mt Eliza millionaire Chas Jacobsen. The government decision brings



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to an end a long-running saga where Community Villages Australia, VicRoads and Mornington Peninsula Shire went back and forth over the type of lights and who would pay. Lights were proposed more than 10 years ago when Village Glen was expanded. VicRoads said at the time a traffic count taken during the peak season in January 2000 was lower than the criteria for a pedestrian crossing. Two residents of the village have been killed in accidents at or near the T-intersection – a female pedestrian in July 2001 and a female driver in July

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year black spot funding, for which the federal government had provided $500,000 for nine black spots. At an emotional and rowdy council meeting at Balnarring last March, some of the more than 90 Village Glen residents in the packed public gallery – who had made the trek across the peninsula – cheered and clapped councillors who spoke for the money, but jeered those who spoke against. Councillors speaking against paying the $100,000 said the shire should not be putting scarce funds into lights at one retirement village on the peninsula. Continued Page 6

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over cost sharing disagreements. After the 2010 fatality, which devastated residents and the wider community, there were renewed calls for the intersection to be made safer for the village’s 900 residents. The 2007 plan was revived and submitted to the shire by Village Glen management, which wanted the cost shared three ways with the shire and VicRoads, which owns Eastbourne Rd. The council refused to pay its $213,000 and Village Glen management upped its contribution, proposing the shire put in $100,000, which would have come from its 2010-11 financial




2010, whose car was hit by a truck when she was turning out of the complex into Eastbourne Rd. Pedestrian-operated lights were installed after the 2001 fatality. This also included a sensor under the Village Glen access road to trigger the pedestrian lights. But as the Village Glen population increased through the 2000s, the need for vehicle traffic lights became more urgent. Another attempt to get a full signalised intersection was made in 2007. The shire gave permission for traffic lights, but again the project stalled

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Wetland friends spend up big By Mike Hast THE Friends of Tootgarook Wetland Reserves group has ramped up its campaign to protect the area by taking out full page advertisements in two local newspapers. Led by Cameron Brown and Jessica Durrant, the group has spent more than $4000 on pages in two local newspapers including the Southern Peninsula News. The advertisements ask people to sign an online petition that calls on federal and state governments, government departments, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Melbourne Water to protect “this precious wetland” from further development. Before the newspapers were published, more than 750 people had signed the petition, alerted by word of mouth and social media. Mr Brown, 35, and Ms Durrant, 28, whose home is on the edge of the wetland, work in retail outlets on the peninsula and have paid for most of the cost of the two pages. The advertisements, illustrated by one of Mr Brown’s photographs of an ibis standing in the wetland, provide a history of the wetland, also known as the Tootgarook Swamp, the largest remaining shallow freshwater marsh in the Port Phillip region at 381 hectares. It was once 800 hectares, but has been mined for its peat, drained, filled, built on and generally degraded by development, with more to come. The Friends group, Southern Peninsula Flora and Fauna Association, and other conservationists have been calling for the wetland to be given protection under the international Ramsar agreement, a register of precious wetlands around the world. Mr Brown said only half the wetland

was inside the Green Wedge Zone. “Almost a quarter has been earmarked for development, courtesy of bad zoning decisions made many years ago by the Shire of Flinders.” Part of it has been reserved for the future extension of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway from Boneo Rd in Rosebud West to Melbourne Rd in Blairgowrie Mr Brown said the wetland was a lifeboat for fauna and flora. “About 130 bird species have been recorded in the wetland, 13 reptilian species including nine amphibious frog species, and 12 mammals including five kinds of bats,” he said. “The swamp also is home to at least nine endangered plant communities.” It was of high cultural significance to the Boon Wurrung and Bunerong people and high scientific value as described by palaeontologist Sir Frederick Chapman in 1919 when he listed numerous fossils. It also was important as a holding basin during flooding, which last occurred about a decade ago. SPIFFA has a wealth of information about the swamp on its website, www. The petition is at Precious place: Tootgarook wetlands looking south down the southern peninsula. Roads for factories at the end of Henry Wilson Dve can be seen bottom centre and the Colchester Rd industrial estate bottom right. The straight line through the middle on an angle bottom to top is a road reserve labelled Hiscock Rd in the Melway street directory (Map 169). Truemans Road Recreational Reserve is the green part top right. Picture courtesy Friends of Tootgarook Wetland Reserves

New mayor and councillor coordinator comes from SA MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s mayor and councillors have a new support team coordinator, the second in less than two years. Megan Smith beat a field of more than 100 for the plumb job. She replaces Paula Creek, who has taken the role of wedding coordinator at Peppers Moonah Links Resort in Fingal. She was previously executive assistant to the commanding officer at HMAS Cerberus In February last year, Ms Creek replaced the legendary Pat Anderson, who started with the Shire of Mornington in 1993. At her farewell she was

photographed with nine former mayors and the 2011 mayor, Graham Pittock. Ms Anderson, who has become a civil celebrant, was described as having a boundless knowledge of names and personalities on the peninsula. Megan Smith, 26, previously worked for her stepfather, South Australian federal MP Patrick Secker. Mr Secker made headlines in SA earlier this year for employing his wife Sharon, her daughter Megan Smith and Megan’s partner, Jared Newton, in an office of six people. Soon after, Mr Secker lost preselection for his safe seat of Barker in east-

ern SA, which he has held since 1998. Mr Newton, 29, recently started working for Flinders federal MP Greg Hunt as a policy and communications officer at Mr Hunt’s office in Hastings. Mr Newton returned to Crib Point Football Club in June and joined the club’s Reserves team, which he captained in 2005 and 2006. In SA he played with Imperial Football Club in the River Murray Football League. He is a prolific football blogger. He worked for Liberal Senator Judith Troeth before moving to SA. The shire’s job description for “Coordinator, mayor and councillor sup-

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port team” stated it was “seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and highly experienced individual to be responsible for coordinating the activities of the mayor and councillors office with professionalism and diplomacy”. “As coordinator you will lead a small team to provide a wide range of executive, secretarial and administrative support to the mayor and councillors. You will be responsible and accountable for meeting agreed priorities and performance standards, and meeting strict schedules.” There are three people on the mayor and councillors’ support team.

When Pat Anderson left last February, the support team was moved from governance and corporate support manager Noel Buck’s department to CEO Michael Kennedy’s office. On Wednesday, the mayor Cr Frank Martin said he and deputy mayor Anne Shaw had met Ms Smith for a coffee. “We are very pleased with the appointment; she is likeable and comes highly recommended,” he said. None of the nine other councillors had any input into Ms Smith’s appointment. Mike Hast



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Farewell for youth ‘champion’ FRIENDS and supporters gathered at Hickinbotham winery in Dromana to farewell Russell Ardley who resigned in June from Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises. Mr Ardley founded MPYE nearly two decades ago, and since then has helped many at-risk young people successfully make their way into mainstream society. Dunkley MP Bruce Billson described Mr Ardley as “a wonderful man whose commitment and compassion has helped countless people recover lost lives and young people at risk of falling between the cracks”. Mr Ardley is a former Mornington Peninsula Shire citizen of the year. “Russell was personally touched by the harsh reality that for some of our young people find them in the grips or at risk of substance use, alcohol abuse, anger and mental health issues or at war with the law, themselves and those around them,” Mr Billson said during the farewell on Saturday 28 July. “Russell recognised that to get people back on track, they needed time to find peace with themselves, support without judgement, a guiding hand and an ally who would stay the course and help carve out pathways to a more positive and productive life.” Mr Billson said Mr Ardley’s “vision” had made MPYE “a place where a community came together to offer its best to help its own most in need”. Mr Ardley had “displayed an incredible resourcefulness to find a way of maintaining support in the face of very modest funding”. “Above all, when others had given

‘That Purple Place’ closing PENINSULA Women’s Information and Support Service in Lyons St, Rye, known as “That Purple Place”, is closing after 30 years with the retirement of founder Elida Radig. The service is arguably the oldest independent feminist institution of its kind in Victoria. The committee is organising a last hurrah at 11am on Friday 14 September at the centre, which will include the 30 th annual meeting and a celebration of the service. Lunch and entertainment, RSVP by 12 September to pwrc@ozemail. or call 5985 5955.

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Bowing out: Russell Ardley, fourth from left, is farewelled as head of Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises by, from left, Mt Martha Rotary Club president Elizabeth Celi, MP Bruce Billson, Mt Martha Rotary Club secretary Merv Williams and Cr Anne Shaw.

up, Russell was there,” Mr Billson said. “Always selfless, giving fully of his time and generously of his own funds for so many years, Russell carried MPYE and the dozens of young people on his shoulders with a compassion and commitment that was infectious. “He has help nurture productive citizens out of dozens of young people who had gone off the rails and were

beyond the reach of other recovery services. He has given broken loved ones back in better shape to their families and with a positive outlook on future life prospects; he has helped to green the peninsula with native plant propagation that supported revegetation programs; and he enabled the many MYPE volunteers to be their best selves through the help they were able

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Grant makes room for more service AN extra room has enabled St Mark’s Anglican Church in Dromana to expand its outreach programs. The portable building bought with a grant from the Rye and Dromana Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank will see holiday clubs added to the existing children’s playgroup (Tuesday mornings), women’s craft group (midday Wednesday), young mothers’ Bible study group (Thursday mornings). music for preschoolers (Friday mornings), “chat and coffee” drop-in (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons), and St Marks op shop. Barry Irving of the community bank officially opened the room on Sunday 29 July, saying that grants were made available because of support shown by the bank customers. “It is envisaged that with the opening of a third branch in

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Money was needed for footpaths and improvements of shire-owned streets. The Village Glen developer and VicRoads should pay for the full lights. Rosebud Ward councillor David Gibb best summed up the difficult decision: “This [Eastbourne Rd] is a main road; a state road and a black spot, and the call on ratepayers’ funds for state projects increases every year. We should be spending our black spot money on shire roads. After we’ve done ours we could contribute to state roads. “We’ve given money to the government for ambulances and $500,000 for the 788 bus [between Portsea and Frankston]. Shire funds are more finite than state funds.” He said it was highly unlikely VicRoads would have money for the lights in its 2011-12 budget. It was more likely to be in its 2012-13 budget. After debate, councillors voted 6-5 not to contribute the $100,000 and again the project stalled.

On Tuesday, Nepean MP Martin Dixon announced the state money for the lights in a press release. “This intersection ... is dangerous and has a history of motorists being unable to navigate safe gaps in traffic when attempting to turn right into the retirement village,” he said. “The existing pedestrian-operated signals ... will be upgraded with intersection signals, making [it] safer for everyone.” The press release contained this: A spokesperson for the Village Glen Residents Association said, “We are very happy with the outcome as there have been many serious incidents at this intersection over the years. We appreciate the work the state government and retirement village founder Chas Jacobsen have done to make this intersection safer for residents and all road users”. Cr Gibb was spot on about there being no money for the lights until 2012-13, but it has not come from VicRoads; it’s come from the Transport Accident Commission.

Time to register for ‘life’ relay ORGANISERS of this year’s Relay for Life at Frankston hope to raise $85,000 for cancer research. Teams in last year’s event reached $60,000 in the overnight relay. The 18-hour relay will begin on Saturday 22 September at Ballam Park athletics track off Frankston-Cranbourne Rd. This year’s relay was launched last week by Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial, St Kilda Football Club’s Farren Ray and Dunkley MP

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Clean Ocean heads for the exit By Keith Platt THE Clean Ocean Foundation is about to close after nearly 12 years leading the charge against ocean sewage outfalls. It is understood that members of the foundation’s committee met on Friday 13 July and voted to wind-up the organisation. Its CEO for the past two years, James Clark-Kennedy, was sent a letter the following day saying his services were no longer needed. The decision sparked a flurry of acrimonious emails between Mr ClarkKennedy and Clean Ocean’s founder and president Peter Smith and secretary/treasurer Andrew Tiller. The foundation has about $40,000 in the bank, which will be handed to another organisation listed on the National Register of Environmental Organisations. Preferably one with similar ideals. Few of the foundation’s 350-plus members have been told about the decision to cease operations. The foundation was formed to stop the daily discharge of about 300 million litres of partially treated sewerage at Gunnamatta. Since having a yet-to-completed victory at Gunnamatta – partially treated water from the Mt Martha treatment plant is still being discharged – the foundation had turned its attention to Australia’s other 144 ocean and estuary sewage outfalls. The foundation’s website says the outfalls “daily dump a toxic cocktail of more than three billion litres of semi-treated domestic, industrial,

End of an era: Former Clean Ocean Foundation CEO James Clark-Kennedy, above, and the organisation’s sticker, for years one of the most recognisable and popular vehicle adornments on the Mornington Peninsula.

trade and abattoir waste onto or near the shoreline”. Clean Ocean was instrumental last year in establishing a branch in Sydney and another on Bass Coast, which is monitoring pollution from the unfinished desal plant near Wonthaggi. The foundation’s website makes no mention of the decision to stop campaigning and no changes have been made to the names or status of com-

mittee members or staff, including Mr Clark-Kennedy. Committee member Jon Wilson, head of Clean Ocean sponsor Balin, said the foundation “had kind of come to the end of its agenda – the Gunnamatta outfall”. He said Melbourne Water’s efforts to purify wastewater at its Eastern Treatment Plant at Bangholme near Carrum before discharging it at Gunnamatta

meant that “the end game is in sight”. “It’s really a handover rather than a shutdown,” Mr Wilson said. “The decision now is to look for another body to hand over our constitution and money. “The money can’t go to individuals, but it is our plan to close it down.” Mr Wilson said Mr Smith, who could not be contacted by The News, was “talking to a few people” about a handover. Mr Wilson said Clean Ocean “does exist at the moment” and felt Mr Clark-Kennedy had been “indiscreet” by going public about the committee’s decision to close the foundation. Mr Clark-Kennedy has raised questions about the probity of the committee’s decision, laying much of the blame on “egos and personalities”. He told The News he did not want to enter into a public slanging match through the newspaper, but believed Clean Ocean Foundation members with young families who enjoyed days at the beach “should have been given

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Homeward bound: Ted Bainbridge, front, used his mobile phone to take this photo of himself and fellow sailors Bernie O’Hanlon and David Whiteley off the New South Wales north coast on Tuesday.

By Keith Platt TED Bainbridge is lying in a bunk. The 56hp diesel engine is chugging along steadily while the sails pick up whatever wind they can to help the boat progress down the New South Wales coast. The day is sunny and Bainbridge and two fellow sailors Bernie O’Hanlon and David Whiteley have spent the morning spotting whales and studying weather patterns to decide when it will be best to seek a safe anchor before heading for home on the Mornington Peninsula. They are about to begin the last leg of a nine-month journey to Rye that has seen them sail almost halfway around the world from the Bahamas. Bainbridge and Whiteley, who lives in Perth, left Australia in October last year to pick up Glamorous Galah, a Beneteau Oceanis 393 sloop, in the British Virgin Islands. Before Christmas they sailed down to St Lucia where they were joined by O’Hanlon,

of Rye, for the start of the World ARC Rally. Glamorous Galah was the smallest monohull of the 30 boats in the fleet that sailed to the San Blas Islands, through the Panama Canal, Los Perlas Islands, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Society Islands, Suvarrow, Nuie, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Noumea. They arrived at Coffs Harbour last Wednesday and this weekend should be at Pittwater in Sydney waiting for the weather to clear before heading to Eden and then home. The rest of the fleet is in Mackay and will make its way around the world via Bali, South Africa and South America. When speaking to The News on Tuesday afternoon, Bainbridge said Glamorous Galah was off NSW’s Seal Rocks after leaving Coffs Harbour about midday on Monday. He had been “snoozing in my bunk” aboard “this caravan on the sea” before getting up to prepare dinner for O’Hanlon and Whiteley and even-

tually taking his turn at the helm. Keen surfers – four boards are attached to their boat’s radar arch – the trio has managed to find waves in most of the ports of call. Bainbridge, co-owner of the Peninsula Surf Centre stores, described a day surfing a wave “something like Pines [at Shoreham] on a perfect atoll in the Cook Islands that was uninhabited, although someone lived there as a recluse in the 1950s”. The memories are plentiful, but overwhelming and Bainbridge is a bit stumped when asked for some other highlights of the trip. There were seals on the steps of the post office on the Galapagos Islands, warm water and the many different kinds of wildlife encountered sailing across the Pacific Ocean. It is all probably a bit much to ask him such a random question. “It’s been amazing and fantastic, but I’m really looking forward to getting home after nine months at sea.”

Boatbuilder’s SOS for manufacturers By Mike Hast MORNINGTON boat builder Mal Hart says governments must do more to protect Australian manufacturing. His comments came after a visit to his factory on Wednesday last week by Opposition leader Tony Abbott and federal MP Bruce Billson, whose electorate stretches from Seaford to Mt Martha. Mr Abbott was at Hart Marine as part of his national anti-carbon tax roadshow. The visit was arranged by Mr Billson, who has known Mr Hart for some years, and drew journalists and photographers from the three peninsula newspapers as well as crews from three TV stations. The Opposition leader fielded questions about border protection, federal treasurer Wayne Swan, the planned

east-west freeway link in Melbourne and foreign investment. But he was in Mornington to continue his criticism of the federal government’s carbon price, introduced in July to force big polluters to change the way they do business. Mr Abbott has had great success with his mantra of a “great big new tax on everything”, but the government has failed to sell the message that setting a price on carbon will encourage the creation of renewable sources of energy, reduce energy consumption, and improve energy efficiency. Hart Marine is a world leader in building pilot boats based on a French design. It has built the distinctive wave-cutting boats for Port Phillip Sea Pilots, the Port of Albany in WA and is about to start two for a company involved in the Gorgon gas project. Mr Hart was happy to lend his sup-

Tax talk: Boatbuilder Mal Hart with Opposition leader Tony Abbott and Dunkley MP Bruce Billson. Picture: Yanni

port to Mr Abbott’s anti-tax roadshow, but conceded the high Australian dollar had made it hard for manufacturers in recent times. “It has made manufacturers become uncompetitive very quickly.” “My concern is that manufacturers in this country need to be looked after,” he told The News from Perth on Monday night.

“We don’t need a carbon tax or high payroll tax or the other bits and pieces that affect our competitiveness.” There was not much that could be done about the high dollar, but “we can do something about the carbon tax, mining tax and payroll tax”. Manufacturing was fundamental to Australia remaining one of the great countries of the world, he said.

Hart Marine had been successful “because we want the business and we’ve managed to keep costs and overheads down”. He said the company had invested heavily in technology to build pilot boats and would need to construct 10 before getting a return on investment. The company has three on the water, two on its order books and has fielded inquiries from the United States, Argentina and India. “Port Phillip Sea Pilots could have bought their boats overseas, but chose to support Australian business. Now we want the government to do the same,” he said. Mr Hart said the effect of the carbon tax on his business had not yet been quantified. Hart Marine employs 30 people at its Yuilles Rd factory as well as 50-60 indirectly.

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EMU received the following last Friday, which is printed in full and was not solicited: Dear Mr Emu, Having read the Southern Peninsula News for some time, and closely followed your columns, and that of other contributors (especially those about the shire’s superannuation debt), I now wish to add my feeble ratepayer’s voice in protest about what we ratepayers get for our rate dollar, or don’t, as the case may be. I know I do not have the financial skills to be able to lose so much of ratepayers’ money in a venture such as the Pelican Pantry, and then be able to argue it was a success. Rather, I am one of those who is destined to be a careful money manager who cannot get into debt. We used to be taught that you cannot spend more than you earn, and borrowing means you have to pay more back eventually. I understand this financial approach is now old hat. I also understand that we ratepayers now need another financial drain called the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre to be built on the foreshore of a huge “Aquatic Port Phillip Bay”. Go figure! In a year when there are council elections due, can you please explain to me, and other ratepayers, why any of the current councillors should be re-elected, and also why the executive team at the shire should not be placed in a position where they are more accountable and paid a wage more suited to their “abilities” – and maybe ban the wearing of bow ties! I know that Emus do not put their head in the sand to avoid criticism; it’s ostriches that do that. Mr Emu, all I want from the shire is to have them fix big potholes within 12 hours, smaller ones that I call “shock absorber smashers” within 24 hours, and to put a suitable mix into the hole or on road edges that will stay there like it used to, years ago. I also would like the shire to look after sports grounds, reserves, roads, drains, culverts, trees and even some planning, and to do a thing called “ongoing regular maintenance”. Callers to shire customer service should never hear the words “We can’t get to fix those for at least a month” in late July for calls made about the problem in the middle of May. I don’t want to pay for “welcome to country” ceremonies or for biosphere, climate change,

green, women’s and men’s groups or anything that state and federal governments are responsible for. We don’t need a magazine called Peninsula Wide telling us how great they are; instead, we need one called Peninsula Disasters. Maybe someone needs to set up a website for “MPSC disasters” (maybe not such a good idea, it would jam up the internet). Mr Emu, please stand for council (and wear a bow tie if you wish) and get all the other marsupials and birds to also stand. We could not do worse – and remember you and Skippy are on the coat of arms, not white elephants. I guarantee you would all win council positions, hands down. The current councillors should hang their heads in shame because the money they are committing to spend is not actually theirs – it belongs to that endangered species: “ratepayers” –, and their decisions beggar belief. I am willing to bet that if councillors were made directors of a board, and financially liable, they would act differently. Surely one white elephant is enough on the foreshore at Hastings, without committing to another at Rosebud foreshore that will take us further into massive debt. I believe if you were running the show, tip fees would be more reasonable and this would prevent the piles of rubbish adorning our byways. I also believe you would ensure council staff, whose superannuation is a huge financial drain on us, would be made to either lift their game or suffer the fate a lot of other Australians are now facing – the sack. Performance-based contracts; that’s what we need. Please, Your Emuship, stand for council and leads us poor buggers forward. Your country and ratepayers need you! Big Bird

Hinterland hall safe – mayor RED Hill Hall in Mechanics Rd will not be demolished, says shire mayor Cr Frank Martin. Cr Martin told a meeting of the Red Hill Ward Consultative Group in July the hall would be pulled down (‘Demolition for hinterland hall’, The News, 26/7/12). At a council meeting soon after, director of sustainable organisation Kevin Clarke answered a question from the gallery and said the hall would not be demolished. On Tuesday, Cr Martin said there had been “a bit of confusion about” plans

for the hall. “The hall that is to be demolished, or is earmarked for demolition, is not that hall, but the old pavilion at Red Hill Recreation Ground.” He said the pavilion was closed and was more than likely to be demolished soon, he said. If it was going to cost $1-1.5 million to renovate, “the money would be better spent on the hall” built about three years ago at Red Hill Recreation Reserve to provide room for groups other than the football and cricket club. Mike Hast

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Spy cameras record wild life in parks REMOTE sensor cameras have captured pictures of 32 native animal species living in parks throughout the Mornington Peninsula and in Frankston. The Signs of Healthy Parks program being run by Parks Victoria is used to determine the health of parks by monitoring the plants and animals that live in them. The cameras also filmed introduced species living in Point Nepean and Mornington Peninsula national parks and Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve. More than 100 locations were surveyed in habitats varying from heathland and coastal scrub to woodland and creeksides. The results were “surprising and very pleasing”, according to Parks Victoria’s Mark Antos, who helped design the survey. “We picked up dozens of rare longnosed bandicoots at a lot more sites than expected, as well as white-footed dunnarts on the coastal strip, and even some unexpected Lewin’s rail birds at five sites. They can be very difficult to find because of their secretive habits. “I guess we thought that after 10 years of drought, a lot more urban development and constant pressure from cats, dogs and foxes there wouldn’t be a diverse range or good numbers of these vulnerable little creatures around. “But we’ve been pleased to find that they’ve been breeding up again with the recent good seasons.” Mr Antos was “almost certain” a rare native broad-toothed rat was filmed.

Investigations are being made to confirm the animal’s identity. “It’s never been recorded on the peninsula before,” Mr Antos said. “However we did see lots of introduced black rats at many sites. These aggressive rodents can raid birds’ nests and eat eggs and young hatchlings as well as native mice and baby mammals.” Rosebud-based Parks Victoria ranger Louise Bracy said the findings of the survey were a reminder of how the peninsula’s “local native residents” could be protected. “Don’t wander off walking tracks, observe dogs on lead signs, keep cats locked in at night, and don’t leave food scraps around to encourage rats and foxes,” she said. “There’s been a lot of emphasis on hooded plovers along the water’s edge where dogs and humans have a real impact, but there are also lots of other animals living on coastal strips between car parks and beaches, like wallabies, dunnarts and bandicoots.” Parks Victoria’s environment team leader Daniel Hudson said the survey results would help guide future planning. “It will really help us to make the best decisions on issues like where best to do ecological burning, what are the most important areas in a park for fox control, and which locations we need to protect from heavy use by visitors.” Footage of some of the animals filmed is at Victoria

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THE state’s first purpose-built treatment centre for young people with mental health problems has opened in Frankston. The new Youth Prevention and Recovery Centre – Youth PARC – was opened on Wednesday by the Minister for Mental Health, Women’s Affairs and Community Services Mary Wooldridge. The Youth PARC in Yuille St will provide early intervention for 16-25 year olds with mental illness who are too unwell to be at home but not in


need of hospital care and for those in the early stages of recovery from an acute psychiatric episode. Young people are expected to stay at the 10-bed centre for a minimum of two weeks or up to 28 days. The centre – run by Peninsula Health, Mind Australia and Peninsula Support Services – will be staffed full time by clinicians and mental health recovery workers. Peninsula Health will next year open an adult PARC in Beach St. “The youth-friendly centre is de-

signed as a large house, so young people can receive care in a more home-like setting rather than a hospital facility,� Peninsula Health’s executive director of mental health services Jan Child said. “This design is based on feedback from Victorians with mental illness, their families, carers and professionals who work with them. “Frankston has a relatively high population of young people. The Youth PARC is an opportunity to intervene early with young people to optimise their social and educational chances.�

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Driving learners MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s L2P learner driver program now has two cars, one based in Hastings and one in Rosebud. The car, with a volunteer driving supervisor, is available to young learner drivers who have limited access or no access to a supervising driver or a vehicle in which to learn to drive. The shire has appealed for volunteers who have a full driving licence and a minimum of an hour a week to supervise a learner driver. The L2P program is funded by the TAC. Details: Jackie, 5950 1666.

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Ball for playground A BUILDERS’ Ball to raise money for the proposed Rye’s Up Community Playground on Rye foreshore is at 8pm on Saturday 25 August in Rye Civic Hall, 12 Napier St. Highlights include President Roots, playground component auctions and prizes. Dress code is retro and op shop. Purchase tickets from Playground HQ, 2329 Point Nepean Rd, Rye, on Saturdays 10am-1pm or email Details:

See night sky VOLUNTEERS of the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society will hold a public night sky telescope viewing evening at 8pm on Friday 17 August for National Science Week, and another on Friday 3 September at the MPAS Briars Park observatory site, Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha. Highlights include a talk about the universe, questions and answers, hold a meteorite and viewing through the society’s telescopes. Bookings essential via email to welcome@mpas.asn. au or call 0419 253 252 for details.

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Volunteers are always made most welcome – Why not join our happy teams & enjoy the company of other community-spirited men and women. For Warehouse enquiries, telephone Doug on 5986 8896 (Monday-Saturday) For Rotary Shop, speak to Sue or Betty on 5986 7000 (Tuesday mornings) All Funds Returned to Community – Wholly Staffed by Volunteers. Donations to Community now exceed $1,000,000 over past 10 Years. A JOINT FUNDRAISING PROJECT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF ROSEBUD-RYE Inc.

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Rowland (Rowley) John Brown, 1929–2012 Cartage contractor, shire president, councillor, fisherman By Kath Porter ROWLEY Brown was born on 17 November 1929 at Narre Warren, the eldest son of John (Jack) and Nellie Brown. His siblings were Ken, Geoffrey and Barbara. The Browns lived in Narre Warren before moving to the southern peninsula in 1939. Before age 10, Rowley and his brothers Ken and Geoffrey used to travel by train from Narre Warren to St Kilda where his maternal grandparents lived. Years later, when asked if he was ever worried about travelling so far with such responsibility, he said, “Only when I had to hold one of the boys at the open door of the train when nature called”. Rowley also used to talk about happy times visiting his paternal grandparents, Lot and Will Smith and his older “cuz” Dorothy Belle, at Froggy Flats near Berwick. They were all strong influences in his life. The Browns moved to “The Gums” in McCulloch St, Dromana, when Rowley was 10 and he started a lifelong habit of car and truck spotting. In later years he never drove quickly past road construction or any heavy vehicle area and his children remember spending a boring hour or two at the Royal Melbourne Show as he checked out machinery. Rowley and his siblings attended

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Dromana Primary School, just a short stroll from home. He then went to Frankston High School in Quality St and completed matriculation (year 12). At high school, Rowley formed lifelong friendships with Jack Coghlan, Ron Hipwell, Mickey Hickman, Jasper Bligh, John Ross and Frank Brown. One of Rowley’s stories was about the time Frank Brown turned up at 3am at “The Gums” to tell them John Ross had rolled his car on Arthurs Seat. Rowley and Ken jumped in the truck, delivered a load of gravel and drove up the hill to drag John’s car back on to the road so they could all go to work, Rowley’s friendship with John Ross and his sister Rose led to Rowley meeting Kit, his future wife, who was training to be a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. She had come to Dromana one weekend to stay with Rose. Rowley and Kit married in 1957 and set up home in Safety Beach, before moving to a flat behind MacPherson’s Real Estate in Dromana, where Rowley worked at weekends selling property. The couple had four children – John, Elle, Suzie and Kath.


Rowley worked in the family cartage and roadmaking business. His father Jack was the foreman, Rowley drove the grader, and brother Ken drove the ute, truck and loader. Rowley’s kids remember going to work with the trio now and again. Ken was driving, Rowley sat in the middle and Jack was next to the passenger door with one of many Labradors called “Captain” in the footwell. The lucky child was on the parcel rack. No seatbelts in those days. Rowley and Ken were known as the fastest shovellers on the peninsula; their record was 12 and a half minutes to shovel five cubic yards into the back of a tip truck. The Browns got their loam and sand from three blocks of land they owned in Rye behind the old golf links. Another source was “the common”, later called Brown’s Quarry, now Hillview Quarry. Jack Brown had bought the quarry on Eatons Cutting Rd in the 1960s and it became their main base for many years. The extended family has pleasant memories of weekends at the quarry.

The men worked, but there would be a break for picnic lunches. Rowley was happiest when on the road to somewhere; getting from A to B with minimum stops was paramount. He loved driving on holidays, looking at quarries, driving through the landscape and camping with family and friends at Lilydale, Gembrook, Tomahawk Valley or Wilsons Promontory. There were weekends on the beach at the family boatshed, barbecues, swimming out to the sandbank or picnics all around the peninsula in beautiful places. Rowley liked fishing with Alex and Johnny Cachia. Rowley loved being the host at family parties. He was an accomplished speaker and loved to deliver an impromptu speech. Ken died in 1973 and the family cartage business was wound up, Jack having retired earlier. Rowley started driving concrete agitators in 1975 at what was then called Peninsula Mix Concrete near the freeway exit at Dromana. He bought a Dodge concrete truck in 1975, then an International. When the Dodge was retired, he bought what became his pride and joy – the Mack. It was never a good day when he was told the Mack was too big for a job site. Rowley retired from cartage contracting in 1985. Two years earlier he had been elected to represent Matthew Riding on the Shire of Flinders, where he also served a term as shire president during six years on the council. In the early 1980s Rowley bought a Toyota Landcruiser and he and Kit embarked on a series of trips – to far


north Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. The “dream machine”, as he called his four-wheel drive, was always packed with military precision. Weeks before they left on each trip, lists would be made, maps bought and pored over, guide books read, kilometres calculated for fuel consumption and overnight stops plotted. Rowley and Kit’s first grandchild, Kelsey, was born in 1994 and by 2002 they had three more, Owen, Nathan and Roy. Some of the activities in which Rowley was involved included: member of St Mark’s Anglican Church Vestry for 30 years, vicar’s warden for 20 years, group leader of Dromana Sea Scouts for eight years, Dromana Primary School council president for 10 years, Dromana CFA member for 10 years, Shire of Flinders for six years, Mornington and District Water Board for three years, Dromana Foreshore committee member for six years, bus driver for Naranga Special School for nine years, member of Dromana Freemason’s CHK Lodge for 50 years and Lodge Master for a term and chairman of the chaplaincy committee at Dromana Secondary College. Editor’s note: Rowley Brown is survived by his siblings Geoffrey and Barbara and their spouses, his children John, Elle, Suzie and Kath (who wrote this obituary), and grandchildren Kelsey, Owen, Nathan and Roy. A service for Rowley Brown was held on Friday 29 June at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Dromana, followed by a private burial.


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Maiden heaven “MORWENNA” has its origins in old Cornish as the Patron Saint of Lamorran and is linguistically similar to the Welsh morwyn or maiden. Images of St Morwenna can still be seen in the stained glass windows of the parish church at Morwenstow in North Cornwall. Drawing inspiration from this rich and colourful history, this breathtaking property is situated on a stunning 3.23-hectare (8-acre) slice of the peninsula’s finest land, where lucky new owners can create their own legend. Nestled beautifully among majestic, rolling green hills, the property enjoys sweeping views across the glistening blue waters of Bass Strait and is the epitome of consumate luxury and quality. The stately residence has full-length verandahs that wrap around the entire home and the generous open-plan living areas create a functional floor plan delivering a formal entry point that seamlessly merges with a formal lounge room, complete with cosy, open fireplace, and a formal dining room. The heart of the home is a striking timber kitchen, complemented by warm rustic tones that continue through to the main living and casual meals areas, which in turn open out to a paved outdoor area. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe, and three other bedrooms have built-in robes. All bedrooms and the main bathroom are positioned to have either a garden or sea view. Storage is of no concern here with a brick, fourcar garage, machinery shed, separate workshop and several smaller outbuildings. The property also has dual frontages. For self-sufficiency there are numerous rainwater tanks, a dam and a top-quality bore that feeds the extensive pasture land plus a state-of-the-art water treatment system. For the ultimate in relaxed rural living, this spellbinding property demands your attention.

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Secret garden

SET your sights on this large, grand home just a short walk from shopping, restaurants and the beach. Positioned on an elevated, low-maintenance block that provides privacy from the street and a great outlook across the treetops, this home has a big double garage with internal entry into the home. There are two separate living areas, a formal lounge has a nice bay window and bar for evening cocktails, and a family area includes the modern kitchen with timber cupboards and walk-in pantry. Upstairs are three bedrooms, including the main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe, and the main bathroom with spa bath. Offers prior to the auction will be considered.

A REFINED sense of quality emanates from this impressive and beautifully landscaped property, privately set behind a high fence. An extensively paved driveway â&#x20AC;&#x201C; leading to a double garage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has gardens on both sides and is framed by mature trees, shrubs and palms, allowing it to blend in perfectly with the surrounds of this charming family residence. Full-length windows fill the home with natural light, and spacious living areas have been positioned to take advantage of the aspect as well as provide easy access to a sunny, full-length deck. The central kitchen has a dishwasher, plenty of cupboard space and stone benchtops. Two of the three bedrooms have built-in robes with the large master bedroom featuring a walk-in robe and ensuite with spa bath. Gardeners will adore the property, which is kept in lush condition with a 5000-litre water tank.

Address: 6 Alathea Court, RYE Auction: Saturday 18 August at midday Agency: John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 Agent: John Kennedy, 0401 984 842

Address: 142 Flinders Street, McCRAE Price: $590,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $615,000 Agency: Henderson Real Estate, 867 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 5986 8144 Agent: Steve Deppeler, 0418 883 303

526(%8' 526(%8' 526(%8' :$/.727+(%($&+$1'6+23681'(5. - Vendor is keen to sell & very realistic about this original cottage which comprises lounge, dining, two bedrooms and kitchen. Currently let to long term tenant. Land 537sqm. -HWW\5RDG

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ELEGANCE IN MAGNIFICENT GARDEN SURROUNDS- Set behind a private, high fence this superb residence has a north facing, full length deck and is framed by mature trees, shrubs and palms. 3 bedrooms, master with spa ensuite, :,5 %,5KRPHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHEDWKURRPĂ&#x20AC;WWHGODXQGU\IRUPDOOLYLQJURRPVHSDUDWH dining and family room opening to the deck. Central kitchen with island bench. Full length feature windows, dishwasher, stone bench-tops, wood heater and GWF, evap air-con, double garage, water tanks, & ducted vacuum. )OLQGHUV6WUHHW &RQWDFW6WHYH'HSSHOHURU3HWHU%HQQHWW


UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM TRUSTEES -This superb family home offering open plan living and dining area with separate spacious family room and adjoining modern kitchen, 3 generous bedrooms, master with en suite and BIRs and family bathroom.Features include ducted gas heating, R/C air conditioning and heating, dishwasher, lovely rear garden, paved outdoor entertaining area and double lock up garage.

'(9(/230(176,7(-2ULJLQDOWZREHGURRPĂ&#x20AC;EURFRWWDJHLGHDOIRUUHQWDO on lovely allotment of 760 square-metres. Opportunity for two lot development (S.T.C.A) in this popular location.




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Take a closer look YOU know the old saying about books and covers? Well there is more than meets the eye with this excellent home, which has scope to improve and enlarge to truly make it your own. Across two levels, the entire ground floor of the home is a blank canvas. Largely untouched, there is potential for extra accommodation for inlaws or teenagers. Upstairs, however, is a different story. One section of the interior has been devoted to family living, meal preparation and dining and is a dazzling area, highlighted by soaring timber ceilings and exposed beams. Presenting beautifully, there is an abundance of natural light. There is ample room for fun-filled family evenings with the cosy wood heater for winter warmth. A second area incorporates three large bedrooms and the main bathroom. The overall condition of the property is excellent and another bonus is the 1000-square metre block.

Address: 8 Sussex Road, RYE Price: $450,000 – $495,000 Agency: Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 6555 Agent: Glenn Key, 0402 445 208


26 Foam Street Rosebud ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS

„ Perfectly renovated and positioned! „Modern kitchen „Two big bedrooms plus a study „Cosy lounge with fireplace, ducted heating and split system „Picturesque garden with rainwater tank „Carport and garage „Garden shed Auction: Saturday 1st September at 2.00pm Inspect: Wednesdays & Saturdays 2.00-2.30pm Contact:Rosebud Office 5986 8600

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66 Dunham Street Rye


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3 Douglas Court Rye Hear the roar of the ocean



First impressions are of a charming home in a highly sought after location, step inside and you will be propelled into an architects own personal project where creativity meets stunning. The result must be seen to be believed. The home blends beautifully with the block and garden setting and is positioned to take advantage of the extensive views across the treetops to the soothing rural outlook shimmering in the distance. There are 2 elevated entertaining decks finished with a blend of stainless steel and frameless glass balustrading. The homes focal point is the amazing sunken kitchen with its polished floors, stainless steel appliances, central island bench, feature lighting and European laundry.

A stunning peninsula retreat designed to perfection and located in a quiet court on a large parcel of land of approx 1167 m2. All on a picturesque natural low maintenance setting and surrounded by quality homes. Walk to the ocean reserve or to the rye back beach village. Lightly elevated it sits proud. The decked front balcony is an entertainer’s delight with romantic down lights creating a soft hue to sip a crisp champagne and listen to the relaxing sounds of the waves crashing in the distance. Step inside and prepare to be impressed. Designed to enhance the wonderful Peninsula lifestyle the living areas are huge and totally open plan and quite striking with feature timber floors, colour highlights to further impress, intricate ceilings spotted with downlights and much, much more.

Price: Inspect Contact

Price: Inspect Contact

SOLD By Appointment Diane & Phil Key 0419 324 515

57 Morris Street Tootgarook

SOLD By Appointment Alana Balog 0412 536 624

10 Morris Street Tootgarook

Revamped Retro Classic


The current owners have invested heavily on a total internal makeover for this home and the results are a real eye opener. A dash of nostalgia blended beautifully with a full serve of modern. Crisp paintwork, highly polished timber floors, quality tiling and much much more. It is now a very pleasing home indeed. Sitting on a lovely level block of 920m2 (approx) with a large outdoor entertaining area and separate workshop/games room this is the ultimate low maintenance holiday home. You can walk to the beach with ease (800m approx) and enjoy all that the Peninsula has to offer. A property that looks good, feels right and best of all is still super affordable.

*PRICE REDUCED* Location shoppers need look no further. This wonderful property has the lot. A beautiful level block of almost 800sqmts, only 150m walk to the beach in highly sought street with quality neighbouring homes. The home itself is compact, nicely presented and ready to enjoy. There’s a large living area with split system A/C, a kitchen best described as adequate, the master bedroom is of good proportions and the others don’t exist. There are also bathroom and laundry facilities. A large tandem garage is to the rear of the property and bore water is plentiful. Use for holiday pleasure, knock down and rebuild, extend, the choice is yours. Brilliant proposition.

Price: Inspect Contact

Price: Inspect Contact

$440,000 - $480,000 Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Glenn Key 0402 445 208

55 Darvall Street Tootgarook

$440,000-$470,000 By Appointment Glenn Key 0402 445 208

30 Croanna Street Rye

Pure value for money

Versatile opportunity

Few homes in this affordable price range can offer the budget conscious buyer as much as this fantastic property. Brilliantly located within walking distance to the beach, Truemans Reserve & Tootgarook Primary School. The home itself is a brick veneer and occupies an excellent corner block of 670m2 (approx). It offers a conventional 3BR layout with excellent kitchen, spacious living & family bathroom. The big bonus is an additional rumpus room which is currently being used as the master bedroom. The property is fully-fenced and provides a safe environment for children and pets. There is covered and uncovered parking for cars and boats with dual access. Currently let to reliable tenants it is the perfect property to add to your investment portfolio.

This wonderful property will suit a wide range of potential buyers. The price is right and the position is brilliant enabling astute investors to add it to their portfolio and reap the benefits from day one. Family home buyers will love the privacy and rejoice in the fact they can walk to the township and beach. Holiday home buyers should also take note at what this property has to offer. Being a very private fully fenced corner block with a large back yard it offers excellent car access with plenty of room for a boat or van. The elevated home features lovely tree top views from the main living room which features full length floor to ceiling windows with sliding door opening onto a large covered patio.

Price: Inspect Contact

Price: Inspect Contact

$370,000 - $390,000 Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Glenn Key 0402 445 208

9 Meadow Avenue Tootgarook The decision has been made



$370,000 - $390,000 Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Glenn Key 0402 445 208


48 Felecia Street Rye


Character and potential

Our vendor is motivated to move on and has re-priced the property to reflect this decision. Of brick veneer construction the home occupies a large level block in the heart of Rye. Comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 totally separate living areas it is a home that can be enjoyed fully by all the family as a permanent home or idyllic holiday home. Investors are urged not to overlook this property as a brilliant addition to their portfolio. The location offers a lovely tranquil setting with the beach and shops only a short distance away. With summer upon us it is time for property prices on the Peninsula to head north. Dont be caught un-awares. Act promptly.

This is the property you have been searching for. It has a unique character with a ton of appeal. Spread over 2 levels the floor plan boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are upstairs and 2 downstairs. 2 bathrooms, 1 of quite grand proportions, theres a well appointed kitchen with adjacent meals area and a good sized lounge. A large covered outdoor entertaining area offers room to move and entertain year round. Off street parking is ample and includes a large lock up garage. On a fenced block of 878m2 approx there is ample room for the family to enjoy. Whilst the home presents well there is still plenty of scope to further improve and enhance the property adding considerably to its value.

Price: Inspect Contact

Price: Inspect Contact

SOLD By Appointment Glenn Key 0402 445 208

5985 6555

SOLD By Appointment Diane & Phil Key 0419 324 515

2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye VIC 3941

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Lemon tree cottage

Leafy and private

A STUNNING beachside home filled with character or a lifestyle business opportunity running your own bed and breakfast? Decisions, decisions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with this versatile property you get to choose. The gorgeous main house is a treasure trove of character with high ceilings, cornices and original Baltic pine floors throughout. There are two beautiful bedrooms, which, as a home for family or as a business, would both share a renovated main bathroom. A regal living area features a gas log fire and flows into the adjacent dining area, which also hosts the kitchen with dishwasher and, further on, a laundry area. A separate, free-standing one-bedroom bungalow is fully self-contained. Surrounded by the delightful cottage gardens, this enchanting property is just a short walk to Fishermans Beach and has two street frontages.

SET behind a leafy, treed setting that offers some privacy, this very solid three-bedroom home has been well priced and is a great option for first home buyers and investors. The large 920-square metre block of land is relatively flat and the space available toward the rear of the block provides plenty of scope for any future improvements or extensions (STCA). The well-maintained interior is very comfortable with a nice lounge featuring pine-lined walls and a wood heater. This area extends through to a dining space and the kitchen, which has timber cupboards and laminate flooring. Doctor Who fans will get a kick out of the Tardis blue shower in the bathroom. All bedrooms are quite large with room for wardrobes and other furniture and make for their own separate living spaces for family or holiday guests. A single carport at the side of the home has access to the rear of the block where there are small storage sheds.

Address: 40 Strachans Road, MORNINGTON Price: Offers over $690,000 Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Lina Luppino, 0419 571 583

Address: 8 Rodney Street, RYE Price: $389,000 Agency: Prentice Real Estate, 2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 2351 Agent: Sam Crowder, 0403 893 724

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This captivating home features 3 double bedrooms, master with WIR & FES and parents retreat with balcony access. Set over two levels the central dining / kitchen area has ample bench space and s/steel and gas cooking appliances. There are two separate living zones, family bathroom including a separate bath, shower and vanity, well-designed laundry withVWRUDJHDQGVHSDUDWHWRLOHW(QWHUWDLQLQJDUHDRYHUORRNVDÂżVKSRQGDQG pergola. Fully fenced on a level allotment of approximately 836m2.

Approximately 800m to bay beach and located on the Rye/ Blairgowrie border is this well presented 36 year old brick weekender. Comprising an updated kitchen, generous lounge and dining with the warm ambience of solid fuel heating, 3 bedrooms with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, full bathroom, separate laundry DQG:&SOXVGRXEOHORFNXSJDUDJHXQGHUWKHVDPHURRĂ&#x20AC;LQHZKLFKFRXOG easily be converted to a second living / rumpus room if required.. All situate on a level easy care allotment and priced to sell.

+LGGHQEHKLQGDSULYDWHVHWWLQJDQGRQDODUJHĂ&#x20AC;DWVTPEORFNRIODQG WKLVVROLG%5%9KRPHLVZHOOPDLQWDLQHGDQGKDVDWHUULÂżFĂ&#x20AC;RRUSODQ lending itself to a simple transformation for those wishing to improve or H[WHQG2IIHULQJFRPIRUWDEOHOLYLQJZLWKDPSOHOLYLQJDUHDVZLWKZRRGÂżUH heating, overlooking a north-west facing backyard. A single carport to the side of the home gives good access to shedding / storage at the rear.

Price: $490,000 - $560,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625

Price: $419,500 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724

Price: $389,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724











This single level BV residence of approx. 20sq offers plenty of room for the whole family; consisting of 3BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s including master with FES, study, two separate living areas one of which extends into the open plan family / dining and kitchen area. North facing bay windows provide both the main living area and master bedroom with light, slab Ă&#x20AC;RRUKHDWLQJDQG*:), Double garage and fully fenced 919m2 block.

Situated on a 1130sqm (approx) lot this rustic home has the makings of something special. Enjoying great street appeal and an excellent location this home comprises of 3BRs, kitchen / living area with open ÂżUHSODFHFDWKHGUDOFHLOLQJVEHDXWLIXOZUDSDURXQGYHUDQGDKV double carport & small shed. This comfortable family home could be dramatically improved with a few simple cosmetic changes.

Sitting high & proud, this well-located 4BR rustic retreat is only minutes walk to the coastal reserve and local shops. Offering high raked ceilings, open plan living, two bathrooms and loads of character. The home itself is naturally light and gives you a sense of being somewhere else. Superb rural views and totally private this fantastic beach home sits on approximately ž of an acre of virtually natural bushland. If it is a beach home you want then you cannot go past this one!

Price: $480,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625

Contact: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724

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Price: $550,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625

0447 841 000


5 Cameron Street, ROSEBUD

6 Devon Street, ROSEBUD



Choose from these four distinctive townhouses that each deliver a unique design with a host of great features including spacious living, neutral colour scheme, kitchens with stone benches, air-conditioning throughout and views of Arthurs Seat just to name a few. Ranging from a 2BR + study to the larger 3BR unit, these four properties are in a convenient beachside location just minutes to McCrae Plaza, white sandy shores and freeway access.

6LWHGRQDPDOORWPHQWWKLVVROLG%9KRPHRIIHUVJUHDW prospects as your next renovation or development project. Providing a current town planning permit allowing you to retain the existing home and create a new vacant block DWWKHUHDUWKHFODVVLF·VVW\OHKRPHIHDWXUHVHQWU\ area, lounge room, separate meals & kitchen area, robes to bedrooms,bathroom, external laundry and 2nd loo. Makes for a great canvas for the renovator or handyman.

Price: From $469,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

28 Hope Street, ROSEBUD

1/47 Goolgowie Street, ROSEBUD

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EASY CARE LIVING Spacious 3 bedroom unit found well away from all the hustle and bustle. The open plan living enjoys a northerly aspect, central kitchen and rear sun deck are ideal for a little entertaining. Along with gas heating and split system air-con, walk in robe and ensuite to the master and two bedrooms with robes, plus semi enclosed carport, bus stop right by the front door and your own street frontage to allow access to store the boat or van.

Price: $379,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

Price: $359,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

10 Jillian Drive, RYE

Unit 6/5-7 The Avenue, McCRAE

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21 Morgan Street, ROSEBUD

1/4 Leon Street, ROSEBUD



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(QMR\LQJLWVRZQVWUHHWIURQWDJHWKLVEUDQGQHZIUHHVWDQGLQJ 3 bedroom unit is found just 800m to shops and beach. Intelligently designed around low maintenance living and a light and airy northerly aspect, featuring a formal entry, spacious open plan living, kitchen with stone tops & dishwasher plus WLPEHUĂ RRUVDLUFRDQG*'+DQG%%4DUHD0DVWHUEHGURRP with WIR and semi ensuite bathroom, built into the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, full sized laundry, a single remote garage easy care landscaping.

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(QMR\LQJVZHHSLQJRSHQSODQOLYLQJLQWKLVVW\OLVK%5IDPLO\ home featuring three living zones incorporating formal lounge, FHQWUDOZHOOĂ&#x20AC;WWHGPRGHUQNLWFKHQPDLQOLYLQJ PHDOV area together with an additional rumpus room.The impressive outdoor alfresco area is ideal for the entertainer. Master bedroom suite, 3 double bedrooms, study, GDH, alarm, double garage and backyard access. All found in a quiet cul-de-sac on a generous 2000m2 lot with easy backyard access. Price: $765,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

402b Waterfall Gully Road, ROSEBUD

2 Walpole Avenue, ROSEBUD

6 The Vineyard, FINGAL

Price: $799,000 Inspect: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000



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6LWXDWHGMXVWPWR3W3KLOOLS3OD]DDQGEHDFK\RX¡OO Ă&#x20AC;QGWKLV%5ZHVWHUQUHGFHGDUKRPHIRXQGRQDP lot. Complete with a current town planning permit for two, new three-bedroom units; each including an ensuite to the master bedroom, open plan living and garage. Together with a long term tenant in place for added LQFRPHZKLOH\RXĂ&#x20AC;QDOLVHWKHEXLOGLQJSHUPLWDOOFORVHWR Rosebud High School and just minutes walk to the beach. Price: $389,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000




Price: $449,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

Cradled between the bush & the bay, this sprawling 4BR home effortlessly delivers over an acre of absolute peace and tranquillity. The creature comforts you crave and all the space you need to create the lifestyle of your dreams are right here. 3 living areas and bonus large shed with three-phase power for the home handyman. Also includes GDH, evaporative cooling, outdoor pizza oven and remote-controlled double garage.


13 Peppermint Court, ROSEBUD

Price: $390,000 plus buyers Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000



Price: $349,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

Price: $409,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

Price: $579,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

%XLOGHUV 'HYHORSHUVWDNHQRWH$UDUHĂ&#x20AC;QGLVWKLVWHUULĂ&#x20AC;F site that offers both Town Planning Approval and a Building Permit already in place allowing you to start building 2 brand new 3 bedroom single storey units just as soon as \RXÂ?UHUHDG\(QMR\LQJDĂ DWPDOORWPHQWIRXQGMXVWD few hundred meters to safeway and major shopping, Rosebud Primary School, Rosebud Pier and Cafes, this site ticks all the boxes for your next property development.

This well-presented home has a welcoming atmosphere with two separate living zones including a formal lounge with air-con and gas heating. The main open plan living area is complimented with a cosy coonara and central kitchen with generous storage space and d/w. Built in robes to each of the bedrooms, dual access family bathroom and loads of cupboard space + undercover outdoor DUHDDQGVHPLHQFORVHGGRXEOHFDUSRUW2QDPORW

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If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in search of then look no further than this impressive 860m2 vacant slice of the brilliant Moonah Links golf course estate. Peaceful and private, this north facing undulating lot provides a blank canvas to design the perfect golferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekend retreat or home of your dreams. /RRNLQJRXWRYHUWKHWKIDLUZD\RIWKH/HJHQGV&RXUVH and just a few hundred metres to the tennis court facilities and club house. Price: $349,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

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60A Kerferd Avenue, Sorrento Yes, that’s right... near the Fire house!

STEPHEN WOOD 0429 662 010

JENNY FINK 0414 978 618

JONATHAN DIXON 0408 100 067

Office 5984 5030 Finally we’ve put together a team that will truly represent the values that JP Dixon Real Estate are respected for!! MORE GOOD NEWS TO FOLLOW!!!!!!!!!!

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A TASTE OF THE HAMPTONS ON OLIVERS HILL PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE! This truly enchanting, double storey, Cape Cod inspired weatherboard home could just as easily be on the sandy shores of Nantucket Island or Martha’s Vineyard. Prominently positioned on a large 1482sqm (approx.) double block in one Olivers Hill’s favourite leafy streets, a versatile interior offers up to 4 bedrooms enhanced by superbly proportioned rooms delivering gracious formal and family living. With potential for a multi-unit development (STCA), extras include a delightful sun room or 4th bedroom with window seat, deluxe master dressing room or parents’ retreat with private balcony and a large double garage with workspace.

PRICE GUIDE: $870,000-$920,000 INSPECT: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm CONTACT: James Crowder 0407 813 377



Sophisticated seaside living is yours to enjoy with this immaculately presented fourbedroom residence where timeless elegance is beautifully enhanced by attractively landscaped, easy-care gardens promising more time for family and fun. In a quiet court location within walking distance of the village shops and schools, this lovely home is ideal for a busy modern family yet equally appealing to those seeking more manageable surrounds without compromising on space to live and entertain in style. There are three good-sized living areas, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, master bedroom with ensuite and a sleek and stylish main bathroom with spa and remote-controlled double garage.

PRICE GUIDE: $780,000-$820,000 INSPECT: Saturday 12-12.30pm CONTACT: James Crowder 0407 813 377 Annette McKeand 0409 552 790

9708 8667

Shop 7 / 20-22 Ranelagh Drive MOUNT ELIZA

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Doing it for the kids

Smart business points to here

ESTABLISHED in 1974, Chipp’s children’s and baby fashion boutique has an excellent reputation as a provider of quality children’s wear. Operating from two stores, Mornington and Mount Eliza, Chipp’s provides an extensive and exclusive range of brand name clothing, footwear and accessories for children aged newborn to 14 years. Both stores are fully computerised using MYOB Retail and an established website is included, leading to the potential for an online shop.

A FINE selection of four brand-new offices, all with big views of Port Phillip Bay, are ready and waiting for your business to be relocated or established. The office suites are ideally suited to small professional partnerships such as solicitors or accountants. All offices share a common reception area plus bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Children’s clothing, MORNINGTON PENINSULA Price: $220,000 plus SAV Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Gary Ralph, 0418 535 503

Corporate offices, MORNINGTON Lease price: $275 to $375 per week Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Kevin Wright, 0417 564 454

Good investment

Marina views

SECURELY leased to a long-term tenant, this 150-square metre factory offers a solid return for an investor. The rental return is $13,382 per annum with 15 months remaining on the lease with a two-year option. An automotive restoration business operates from the premises, which has one car space and staff amenities.

SITUATED at the Western Port Marina overlooking the berths, the Galley Cafe has a loyal customer base with excellent takings and profits. There is seating indoors and outdoors for 120 people and a liquor licence for 65 people. The cafe serves breakfast and has a varied lunch menu with coffee sales particularly strong with 12 kilograms sold each week. The business would suit an experienced husband and wife partnership and can be easily run with just two staff. Currently trading six days a week from 8.30am to 3.30pm, there are eight years on the lease and rent is $3258 a month including GST and outgoings.

Factory, ROSEBUD WEST Price: $240,000 Agency: Roger McMillan Real Estate, 211b Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5981 8181 Agent: Steve Edmund, 0419 396 976

Licensed cafe, HASTINGS Price: $110,000 + SAV Agency: Tallon First National Real Estate, 35 High Street, Hastings, 5979 3000 Agent: Dominic Tallon, 0408 528 857

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Film and frames

Extra! Extra! SITUATED opposite the train station, this large, modern newsagency opens from early morning to catch the earlybird rush for papers and magazines. Covering from Mordialloc to Thrift Park, with 1500 newspaper deliveries a day, the business also has deliveries to two supermarkets and 24 sub-agents. This is an exceptionally well-priced business with keen vendors ready to sell.

THIS a popular business in Main Street, Mornington, specialises in film processing, digital printing and retail sales of frames and custom framing. It also offers restoration and copying of old photos as well as video transfer to DVD. Trading hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm. Experience in photography and digital printing is an advantage but definitely not necessary as all training will be provided by the vendors.

Newsagency, MORDIALLOC Price: $240,000 + SAV + outgoings Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Photo processing and sales, MORNINGTON Price: $167,500 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

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50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 LICENSED COFFEE LOUNGE Vendor needs urgent sale! Lovely premises outside Bayside S/C, good seating capacity, commercial kitchen, has toilets. Opens 5 ½ days. New lease N offered.


$28,000 + sav




Time for a change of scenery? No opposition in built up residential Selling at equipment value only. area. 8 stations, 2 basins, 1 This cafe has seating inside for 10, Beautifully presented shop in main street of Yarrawonga. Ready for a curtained off room. Very well priced outside for 6 and rear courtyard TXLFNVDOHDVRZQHUÂżQGVKHUVHOIQRW at equipment and stock value only. seating for 8. Positioned in the suited to the business. Also serves Keen vendor wants a quick sale heart of retail/commercial area, Ntrading coffee for dine-in or takeaway due to family reasons. 5 days. Fully managed. E


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Plus jewellery. A pleasure to run this fully managed, lovely shop in a busy retail & commerical location. Only 5 days a week with short hours. Full assistance will be given NE with changeover.

Specialises in Turkish bread, pizza bases, rolls, pies etc. and delivers to Frankston, Dandenong, City, Mornington, Rye, Noble Park. Fully managed, 2011 Toyota Hi-Ace included in price. 6 days 5.30pm to midnight.

1am licence, directly opposite beach with front garden setting. There is seating for 60 inside & 30 outside. Fully renovated, commercial kitchen, scope for breakfast/lunch trade. *RRGFDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ

Vendor offers full assistance in the changeover, large S/C location. )XOO\PDQDJHGTXDOLÂżHGVWDIILQF receptionist. Renting out manicurist VSDFH/RQJOHDVHJRRGSURÂżWV &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

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Recently fully renovated & new

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equipment. Seats 36 in & 8 outside,

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Well equipped shop with commercial Great location opposite station, Good exposure on Nepean Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;way kitchen, seats 4 in & 8 out. Est 30 selling chicken & pizza with Frankston. Large commercial kitchen, years in industrial estate, trades deliveries. Opens daily from seats 120, On Premises licence. Mon-Fri 6.30am to 3pm. Large base 11.30am. Well presented shop Opening 6 days from 5.30pm. with good equipment. Established of regular cash customers. Easy to Currently Indian cuisine, can be 8 years. run with 2 staff. changed.

$120,000 + sav LADIES SHOES

High-end shoes and Very busy, well-known store in Sth accessories in busy Mornington. Gippsland, only one in the area. Pro-active business exposure Trades 7 days, T/O $12,000+ pw. 2 in town. Website with potential large coolrooms, 4 bdm accomm, to add web sales. Trades daily storage & garage, function/dining 10am-5pm. room. Vendors retiring

54 cars from car yards and 25

$150,000 + sav

$85,000 + sav

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Well est 40 years in prime area. Comprehensive website with good online trading from local, national & international shoppers. Shop trades 7 days from 11am/12pm to early mornings.

Pawnbroker. Large shop in great location very well stocked, all included in price. Selling at VWRFN ÂżWWLQJVYDOXHRQO\GXHWR personal circumstances. BARGAIN BUY!!

$180,000 + sav








Large well presented showroom/factory on main road. Large base of repeat customers inc architects, builders, renovators. Also do installation, sanding & polishing. Vendor will assist with changeover & introductions.

,QVWDOODWLRQRIPHWDOURRÂżQJ commercial and domestic. Forward orders in place, vendor willing to stay on for 6 months. &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

Est 12 years, T/O increasing yearly. Bookings in advance for 1 ½ weeks, mainly Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ton Peninsula. Operates from home 4 days a week, willing to train. Purpose built arborist truck included

All types of trailers inc campers and custom built. Established markets, some corporates. Huge potential, owner will assist. Ford ute inc in price. All equipment included.

INC. MECHANICAL WORKSHOP. Well known to industry, construction & councils. Operates & maintains own machinery, also others. Well equipped workshop, all plant & equipment.

Set daily run from Dandenong to northern suburbs, food industry. Work 5 days, hours to suit. 2009 Hino refrigerated truck in excellent condition, serviced regularly. NE ([FHOOHQW:%SURÂżWV

$270,000 + sav

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Well established with many repeat

Fishing tackle & bait etc, boat storage, on waterway. Brick veneer home with 3 bedrooms on approx ½ acre and brick shop on main street. Freehold $800,000 & business $150,000 + sav.

Resort style rated 4 star, has 2 storey residence, 8 holiday units, pool, bbq, playground, tennis court etc. Land area 1 hectare, zoned Residential 1.

do repairs. Needs to be relocated.

Huge variety of company/ sporting promotional products for schools & clubs, inc national football leagues. In-house art dept, in-house printing & kiln, multitude of forward orders. Up to date software & equipment.

AND CATTERY. Freehold & leasehold. 6 YO fully indoor complex with cooling, heating. 3500sqm exercise areas, fully automated irrigation. Home with IG pool, entertainment area, shed. Comprehensive management software & database.

In-demand product base, well established client base, plenty of room for extra growth. Includes imported sealant range, has Australasian distribution rights. W/sale to h/ware stores.

$390,000 + sav

$750,000 + sav

$950,000 + sav

$2.5 million + sav

$4.25 million + sav

customers inc clubs, tradies, councils & Fire Authorities. Very well equipped & all included. Also

Business: $420,000 Freehold: $2.7 million


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Big bird: Trainees from Cerberus, left, hear about the navy’s new MRH90 helicopter, which also is being used by the army. Picture: Yanni

High-tech visit to Cerberus THE Royal Australian Navy’s new helicopter, MRH90, visited HMAS Cerberus on Monday afternoon last week during a five-day training deployment to bases in Victoria and NSW. The aircraft landed after lunchtime and was on static display with personnel from 808 Squadron showing navy trainees its features. The MRH90 (multi-role helicopter) is claimed to be the most advanced tactical troop transport helicopter of the times and is replacing the navy’s Sea King choppers and the army’s Blackhawks. Australia is buying 46 helicopters at a cost of $2.6 billion – $54 million each. They are being built by European giant Eurocopter and assembled in Brisbane by its subsidiary Australian Aerospace. Sub-Lieutenant Katherine Mulheron of Cerberus public affairs said the training flight would provide “aircrew and maintenance personnel with the opportunity to conduct deployed maintenance schedules, navigation training, and brief Australian Defence Force personnel on the multirole helicopter”. “The visit will provide [Cerberus] trainees with the chance to view the MRH90 and learn more about naval aviation,” she said.

The navy will primarily use the aircraft to conduct maritime support for ships, medical evacuation, and search and rescue. The army will use it for transporting soldiers and equipment, and medical evacuation. The first helicopter was delivered to the navy in 2009 and 808 Squadron has four aircraft. On an early test flight, a navy pilot said the flight controls of the MRH90 made it feel like a Ferrari after he had piloted Commodores for years. MRH90 is the first fly-by-wire helicopter in the world (electronic flight controls instead of manual) and is made of advanced composite materials. The fully digital cockpit, weather radar and forward-looking infrared sensor system enables it to operate in a wide range of conditions. The helicopter has two pilots and can carry up to 20 seated troops or 12 medical evacuation stretchers or three NATO pallets. Delivery of the full complement of MRH90s is more than two years behind schedule. The MRH 90 fleet was grounded in April 2010 after an engine failure in one helicopter on a training mission, caused by compressor blades in a jet engine clipping the engine casing. Mike Hast


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2012 MPS Careers and Jobs Expo Celebrating 10 years of connecting industries and individuals ON Wednesday 15 August, the Peninsula Community Theatre comes alive with more than 40 training, job and career providers offering advice and hands-on experiences to hundreds of jobseekers of all ages. This year marks a special milestone as the Mornington Peninsula Shire Careers and Jobs Expo celebrates 10 years of connecting industries and individuals. From humble beginnings, the expo has grown into a regional signature event giving thousands access to a wide variety of training, job and career providers. Jobseekers of all ages and skill levels are invited to come along and meet representatives from the marine and agricultural sectors, discuss job options within the banking industry, find out about a range of further education courses and try their hand at building, bricklaying, or working on a car engine. They can also meet exhibitors with expertise in animation, hairdressing, Defence, local government, audio engineering, fashion, veterinary nursing, law, photography, health, sport, design and many others covering a diverse range of industries throughout the course of the day. Another popular aspect of the expo is the Jobs Board, listing full-time and part-time positions as well as appren-

ticeships available at businesses in southeast Melbourne . Back by popular demand this year are the WISE Employment Career Advice Seminars with presentations on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interview techniques and preparation of a CVâ&#x20AC;? and practical demonstrations by Dress for Success on how to prepare for an interview and what to wear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;WISE Employment Frankston has attended the Mornington Peninsula

Shire Careers and Jobs Expo for the past four years, conducting seminars on job preparation including resumĂŠ writing, interviews and presentation, which interlink with the Dress for Success demonstrations on appropriate interview clothing,â&#x20AC;? said Karen Hemsley, Acting Business Manager, WISE Employment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The seminars provide young people with skills and knowledge required to

make that first step into their careers, helping to prepare them for a successful interview.â&#x20AC;? The expo is renowned for making a successful and positive contribution to the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past 10 years the expo has provided a wonderful opportunity for more than 10,000 people to explore a range of career pathways, access job vacancies, learn more about ap-

prenticeships and traineeships, gain a better understanding of post-school educational options and talk to people who have first-hand knowledge and experience of the world of work,â&#x20AC;? said David Paxino, Senior Partnership Broker, Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning and Employment Network. Looking for a job or thinking of changing careers? This event is for you, so put the date in your diary now. Entry is free to all. When: Wednesday 15 August, 9am-3pm. Where: Peninsula Community Theatre, corner Nepean Highway and Wilsons Road, Mornington. For more information contact Mornington Peninsula Shire on 5950 1855 or email business@ Mornington Peninsula Shire Careers and Jobs Expo is supported by: Gold sponsor: Frankston City Council. Silver sponsors: Trinity Marketing, Mornington Peninsula News Group, Holmesglen, and SkillsPlus. Bronze sponsors: Monash University, JMC Academy, and BlueScope Steel.


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Southern Peninsula Literacy Village Rotary and literacy NEARLY half Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population does not have literacy skills to meet the basic demands of everyday life and work. About 46 per cent canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read newspapers, follow a recipe, make sense of timetables or understand instructions on a medicine bottle. This is a shameful and worrying statistic, Literacy Village says the National Year mayor Claire Burns. of Reading website. Literacy villages have been developed in the southern metropolitan region and are a partnership between Frankston City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Catholic (GXFDWLRQ2IÂżFH There are 12 literacy villages in the project. Our village is Southern Peninsula Literacy Village and includes Rosebud, Rosebud West, Tootgarook, Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Portsea, Boneo and Fingal. Each village has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mayorâ&#x20AC;? appointed by the local village members. Literacy villages adopt a whole-of-community approach, one that engages and focuses the efforts of all stakeholders that have potential to impact and make a difference to literacy development of children and young people. They are networks of key organisations in the community, including child and maternal health centres, kindergartens, childcare centres, primary schools, secondary colleges, TAFE, library and centres catering for indigenous children, for example, Koorie Kids Playgroup. The aim of the literacy villages is to improve the functional literacy skills of all children and young people aged up to 18 years.

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It is intended that each village develop localised action plans to promote literacy and provide innovative practice. Why the need for literacy villages? Specialised assessments of young children on the Mornington Peninsula, for example the Australian Early Developmental Index, revealed VLJQLÂżFDQW SUREOHPV PRVW FRQFHUQLQJ RI ZKLFK was the development of oral language â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an essential foundation for reading and writing. ,W LV HVVHQWLDO WKDW ZH DFW RQ WKHVH ÂżQGLQJV DV D matter of urgency. The early years (up to age three) are vital in laying the foundation for literacy. Children experiencing GLIÂżFXOWLHVHDUO\LQWKHLUVFKRROLQJDUHXQOLNHO\WR catch up unless their school provides quality early intervention such as Reading Recovery. &KLOGUHQ ZKR DUH KDYLQJ GLIÂżFXOWLHV DW VFKRRO PXVWEHLGHQWLÂżHGHDUO\DQGWDXJKWLQVXFKDZD\ as to meet their unique learning needs. I believe schools have a moral purpose to ensure every child has adequate literacy skills to be able to achieve success and become a productive member of society. 7KH UDPLÂżFDWLRQV RI SRRU OLWHUDF\ VNLOOV LQFOXGH low self-esteem, social isolation, reduced employment opportunities, higher rates of welfare dependency, high risk behaviours, increased rates of being involved in the criminal justice system and poor health outcomes. Key messages include: 1. Focus on the development of a reading culture in every home through highlighting the importance of parents and caregivers sharing books every day. 2. Parents are the key to the development of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literacy skills. 3. Literacy development is a partnership between parents, early childhood services, schools and the broader community. 4. The early years are a crucial stage for literacy development. 5. Literacy creates pathways to a better future for young people. Southern Peninsula Literacy Village has a range of activities to promote reading. Many schools have added activities to foster reading. For exam-

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ple, Eastbourne Primary School students visit the local kindergarten to read to the children, older classes read to their Prep buddies. Book swap boxes have been placed at Rosebud West Hub and Dromana Opportunity Shop. Rosebud Library has an initiative â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babies Love Books Tooâ&#x20AC;? as well as a program for new mothers in collaboration with child and maternal health centres. In Sorrento, Antipodes Book Store conducts story reading sessions for children. These activities are just the beginning. There is so much more that is possible. The African saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;it takes a village to raise a childâ&#x20AC;? is an interesting concept to consider. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s join together and wipe out illiteracy. Every child has the right to learn and to achieve personal success.

community, leading to increased community harmony and wellbeing. The service also gave thanks to and recognised the invaluable community contribution of 12 Rotary clubsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; various support projects. Guest speaker was David Louden, Past District Governor of Rotary District 9820, who gave an summary of Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diverse and extensive programs in local communities and overseas. The master of ceremonies was Brian Stahl, OAM JP. Highlights of the event included piano recitals by Wendy Leaver, hymns performed by the Chapel Singers, songs by St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Primary School choir from Crib Point, and tours of the Mornington Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community radio station RPP-FM, which is supported by Rotary. Attendees said the event had a wonderful atmosphere of friendship and goodwill.

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Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community support Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Order Of Australia Association arranged a celebration of community multi-faith service on Sunday 17 June at Peninsula Community Theatre in Mornington. The aim of the multi-faith celebration was to bring together people of various faiths and ethnic backgrounds, to share with one another their respective sacred traditions. Eight faiths were represented and representatives of each gave an informative account of their beliefs. It is believed this in turn will increase the understanding and tolerance of everyone in the

Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye 14 August â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guest speaker from Victorian Dog Rescue. 21 August â&#x20AC;&#x201C; club assembly. 28 August â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guest speaker Richard Graham, a real estate valuer. 11 September â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meeting at Rye Hotel. The club meets at Rosebud Country Club, 207 Boneo Rd, Rosebud, every Tuesday, 6pm for 6.30pm. Visitors and guests welcome. Enquiries: Brian Allen, 0401 996 387 or email: blallen@ Rotary Club of Dromana 9 August â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guest speakers Bob Donaldson and Ray Barnard-Brown â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save Dromana Pierâ&#x20AC;?. 16 August â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guest speakers Ken Rees and Ross Whitehead of Fiji Rotor Homes. 23 August â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guest speaker Mark Kinder of Veterans Affairs. 7KH FOXE PHHWV DW WKH 2OG 6KLUH 2IÂżFHV 3RLQW Nepean Rd, Dromana, every Thursday, 6pm for 6.30pm. Visitors and guests welcome. Enquiries: 5982 1649 or 0466 038 774.

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Saddle up! Taking the high horse out for a gallop By Stuart McCullough DUST off the saddle. Strap on the riding boots, prepare the bridle and slip into your best pair of jodhpurs. While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at it, oil up the spurs and fix your preferred crash helmet firmly to your noggin. Why? Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get on the high horse. And once firmly seated astride that mighty steed, I plan to ride that thing into the sunset; its hooves cracking against the bedrock of reason and logic, together we will gallop great distances until all those who resist us collapse with exhaustion. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing I love more than a little bit of righteous indignation. Frankly, any excuse that I have to get up on my high horse is welcomed. It used to be that I assumed an air of moral superiority only in the most pressing of circumstances. However, I have noticed a disturbing trend in which I will immediately seek refuge on the high moral ground with the slightest provocation. Take my ring tone. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t particularly remember how it was that I settled on the ringtone for my mobile. For all I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the default setting. But as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned, its default status has been well earned and deserves a little respect. Recently, however, someone else in my immediate office area has adopted the very same ringtone. I consider this an act of absolute barbarism. It means that I am forever thinking that my phone is calling my name from various geographical points. There should be rules against such acts of naked aggression. Or, if not rules, then an unfettered right to re-

taliate. Granted, I could probably reset my ringtone but why should I? Or, for that matter, how do I? While I realise that kids today change their ringtones as frequently and as easily as they change their shirts or violate international copyright law, these are things to which I have given the scantest of scant attention. Previously, I never really gave any thought to my ringtone. Now it is all that I think about. I hear it in my dreams. At first I thought that I would do as everyone else seems to do and set up

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left to trot gently by, firmly seated in my saddle, nose aloft as the ringtone that sounds a lot like mine echoes across the office. If only my desire to seat myself on the elevated equine was limited to ring tones. Recently, a sticker appeared on my milk that declared it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;permeate freeâ&#x20AC;?. I was unsure if this meant that the product contained none of the substance in question or whether I was getting a supply of permeate for nothing. As some kind of a bonus. The sticker did not see fit to explain. Despite this scarcity of information, I was supposed to know whether having permeate in your milk was a good or bad thing. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall being taught anything about permeates in school. To me it sounds like a particular kind of hairstyle from 1987. As I recall, back then, all the girls in my class had remarkable permeates. I can picture them now, hair aloft and reaching for the ceiling in our school photo. But if a permeate is not a hairstyle, then I am officially flummoxed. They assume I know too much. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing that gets me on my high horse, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assumed knowledge. In fact, more than just putting me on my high horse, it also gets my goat. This, of course, becomes quite difficult, as trying to restrain a live, belligerent goat on an equally hostile thoroughbred is no easy task. In fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so difficult that I have begun to resent it. And resentment is something that totally gets my gander. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the fact of getting my gander as much as what it does with my gander once

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in its nasty little hands. Those who take ganders that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong to them are clearly a societal menace and should be stopped as a matter of priority. Now on my high horse, balancing my goat and searching for my gander, which has been kidnapped by person or persons unknown, I am determined to get to the bottom of things. I am, in fact, like a dog with a bone. This frightens the goat, which immediately scarpers. The absence of anything resembling opposable digits means that the horse is now nigh-on impossible to control. This makes me feel like a complete goose. Having found my goose, I am still in search of my gander, albeit on a directionless nag that is wandering about the countryside. I tell you, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a state of affairs that has really put the cat among the pigeons. The goat, naturally enough, thinks this is hilarious. All this mayhem because of a lousy sticker on my milk telling me that it is permeate free. It is clear what I should do. I must give up the gander, surrender the goose, yield the goat and put the high horse out to pasture. It is time to give it a rest, at least for a while. I should start by being a little kinder to myself, to various metaphorical animals and, indeed, to other people. In fact, perhaps Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make some phone calls and cheer some people up. If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll leave a message. I will, of course, turn my phone to vibrate. I suppose I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need that ringtone after all. Not every battle is worth fighting. Not every affront deserves the high horse.

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The perfect start to a cold winter’s day OPEN from 7.30am daily, Peninsula Hot Springs is one of the most enticing reasons to rise early on a chilly winter’s day. Imagine starting your morning listening to the birdlife of Fingal while overlooking Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, the backdrop to the rolling hills of “The Cups”. This is the view from one of Peninsula Hot Springs’ newest offerings, the 360-degree Hilltop pool. For local residents, early bird and evening savings are available in the Bath House bathing area from 7.30am to 10am and 7pm to 10pm Monday to Friday. If you are looking to make a healthy habit of Peninsula Hot Springs bathing, early morning is the ideal time to bathe. With change room facilities that include amenities such as hair dryers, shampoo and conditioner, it is a great way to start the day. Committed to evolving the world of bathing experiences available, Peninsula Hot Springs is continually giving guests new reasons to visit. This August the eagerly awaited Lakeside Thermal Hydrojet pool will open to the public. This feature will be complemented by a new exercise circuit and walking track set to open in November. With more than 20 bathing experiences on offer in the Bath

House area, there is a lot to discover. The Hamam (Turkish steam room), sauna, natural hot thermal pools and mineral showers each provide a tempting way to warm-up, relax and rejuvenate. Peninsula Hot Springs also includes the Spa Dreaming Centre, an intimate bathing area for guests aged 16 and over. The centre is open from 9am to 9pm daily and comprises a day spa, private and public bathing areas and a cafe. For people seeking a relaxing and tranquil experience, the Spa Dreaming Centre is the perfect choice. After extensive planning and research, two Mornington Peninsula wellness providers, Hummingbird Eco Retreat and Peninsula Hot Springs, launched a four-day and three-night Wellness retreats in June. Held once a month, the retreats provide participants with a comprehensive program that combines relaxation with instruction on nutrition, stress management and fitness. All-inclusive packages with accommodation are available, as are workshop-only packages specifically designed for local residents. For more information about the retreats and other wellness programs, visit en_US/wellness-centre.html

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Performance NEIL Diamond was a major songwriter before a producer suggested he record his own songs after hearing him playing in local coffee shops. He had penned hits such as I’m a Believer (The Monkees), He Ain’t Heavy (Hollies) and The Boat that I Row (Lulu) among many others. Diamond signed to Bang Records and released his first three singles – Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry and I’ve Got the Feeling. His big break came with the release of Sweet Caroline, which hit No. 4 on the United States charts and his first United Kingdom hit Cracklin’ Rosie. Diamond went through a slight image change from clean-cut to longer hair and had hits with I Am I Said, Song Sung Blue, as well as the Hot August Night live set and the Jonathan Livingston Seagull soundtrack album. For me another Diamond highlight was the Beautiful Noise album in 1974 produced by Robbie Roberston. Diamond also did a duet with Barbra Streisand on the hit You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and starred in the 1980 remake of the film The Jazz Singer. Albums like Primitive, Headed For the Future (1986) and Lovescape (1991) testified to his enduring success, and in 1993 he celebrated his past with On the Roof – Songs of the Brill Building. Hot August Night holds a special place in the hearts of many Australians. I remember picking up a vinyl copy of the album from Brashs; then some years down the line a CD. To mark the anniversary Universal Music will release Neil Diamond Hot August Night 40th Anniversary Edition. The album will include previously unreleased songs recorded at the show. A Modern Day Version of Love is one of his songs from 1968 finally featured on the new album. The Randy Newman song I Think It’s Going to Rain Today was left off the original. The song Gitchy Goomy he introduces as a philosophy lesson to a child learning about life. Originally recorded at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre in 1972, the 40 th anniversary edition is fully remastered, housed in deluxe packaging,

features previously unreleased additional tracks and includes new photos and new extended liner notes, personally overseen by Diamond. On its release in 1972, it stormed up the Australian charts, spending 29 weeks at No. 1. It became the Diamond album and cemented his status as a legend. The album, and its “Good Lord” catchcry from Crunchy Granola Suite, became inescapable – such was the albums unparalleled ubiquity. Still one of the biggest selling albums of all time in Australia, this amazing live performance is now expanded to mark its 40th year. Hot August Night still lives up to its reputation as the ultimate Diamond record. Tracks featured include Crunchy Granola Suite, Cherry Cherry, Red

Red Wine, Porcupine Pie, Shilo, Kentucky Woman, Play Me, Holly Holy, Song Sung Blue and previously unreleased bonus tracks. This is a truly lovingly constructed celebration of one of the most cherished recordings of recorded music history. *** ROADSHOW Entertainment has released on DVD The Diamond Jubilee HM Queen Elizabeth II: The Official BBC Highlights, the June celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee. It features highlights from the Thames River pageant, the service of thanksgiving, and carriage procession. It is 59 minutes and available now. *** GALE Edwards’s new production

of Chess, the Musical opens at the Arts Centre’s State Theatre in Melbourne on 18 August. Aw a r d - w i n n i n g Edwards is directing a new staging of the Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson musical. Tony Bartuccio choreographs and David Piper conducts. The life of the musical Chess has been as chequered as the board on which the game is played. It had success as a concept album in 1974 and was a smash hit when it was staged on London’s West End in 1986. It ran for three years and reviews were enthusiastic. Sir Tim Rice – who wrote the books for Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion King and Evita – collaborated with the men from ABBA, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, to create the musical Chess. In the musical, the game of chess becomes more than a tournament; it encompasses romantic rivalries and east-west political intrigue. The 33-strong cast includes Simon Gleeson, Silvie Paladino, Martin Crewes, Mark Dickinson, Michael Falzon and Bert La Bonte supported by Orchestra Victoria. Book 1300 182 183 or online *** THIS year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Deep Purple’s landmark album Machine Head. In recognition of the band’s influence, and that of the album in particular, some of rock mu-

sation, the crooked financial advisers – the list is long. The homeless druggie who steals from a shop; we lower the boom, a permanent fabric of society. Media moralist Mark Robinson of the Herald Sun was satisfied that PP Chris Judd showed genuine remorse, so why not be convinced of genuine remorse for non-PP Sharrod Wellingham? From the highest to the lowest, I simply make the point. *** I SHOP at Woolworths. It’s easy and the staff are always nice, so what don’t I like? I don’t like the four for $10 offer on soups. How about looking after single people? Perhaps one for a quarter of the price on production of a pensioner card? I only want one, or maybe two, so I buy none. This two for, three for or four for grates. I don’t like those specials blocks with a similar item underneath but not part of the special; cunning. What advantage the “everyday rewards” after five years? Very, very little; maybe four cents a litre off if I queue up for a saving of 80 cents. I get the image of tarantulas in suits at computers planning how to increase profits; improve their nice guy image while at the same time destroying small businesses and any other competition. They want to be chemists, opticians; maybe have

poker machines for waiting spouses? Who selects the music? I buy a brand of cream for five years then it disappears from the shelves. Pressure applied to suppliers or insufficient sales? Mind you, if Woolies spent a fortune on advertising in this newspaper, the theory of editorial independence would be swept aside. [Editor’s note: No it wouldn’t, Cliff.] *** ILLUMINATI, as in people claiming to have special enlightenment or knowledge of something, are fit and well among us. The “third eye”, which is located in the middle of your forehead, is feminine I’m told. It receives extrasensory, intuitive impressions and transcends the boundaries of the five physical senses. It is the seat of clairvoyance, clairsentience, etc. Through this centre you can feel the energy of someone else – emotions, pains, joys – as your own. With the ability of empathy, you transcend the boundaries of the ego and connect with “that which is not you”. I knew all this years ago. Do I believe in it? Yes, of course. But just once, tell me the Powerball numbers. *** REMEMBER the show The Perils of Pauline with Betty Hutton? I compare it to the perils of moi when I have a

day of seeing all three of my kids, now all 40 plus and highly qualified to advise me on anything and everything. They’re adults! Yeah? What am I? Happily I participated in their introduction to Earth, I think. One had a birthday recently where I met three of her city friends who listened and advised along the same lines with complete disinterest on anything I had to offer, leading me to conclude that it is not only one’s children, it is almost all the under 50 brigade, bless them. So be it. Leave me be. My life is still my life, as is yours. Go sail your boats. I won’t interfere. Pondering, as always. *** WHY do they want more? In a way I’m fortunate as I have rarely been struck with this almost universal need for “more”. Double good fortune in not being sent to a boarding school in the Ballarat area, I suppose. I’ve had three moves of necessity in life, but never the thought of more space, second living areas, open plan and the like. I often wonder why. Advertising indoctrination, the thought of a Powerball win, something better for the kids who leave as soon as they’re old enough anyway? Why a house overlooking the sea or a Mercedes or crayfish? Well, perhaps crayfish. I

By Gary Turner sic’s biggest names have contributed a version of their favourite track on the album to create Re-Machined – A Tribute to Deep Purple’s Machine Head. There are two wildly differing versions of the album’s most famous track Smoke on the Water, one from guitar hero Carlos Santana with vocals by Jacoby Shaddix, and one from alternative rockers Flaming Lips. Metallica has contributed its own special take on When a Blind Man Cries, a track recorded at the Machine Head sessions but originally released by Deep Purple as the B side to Never Before. This is a unique release that will appeal to rock fans everywhere. It features specially recorded tracks from former Deep Purple member Glenn Hughes with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society, Carlos Santana and Jacoby Shaddix, Jimmy Barnes and Joe Bonamassa and the supergroup Kings Of Chaos featuring Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff Mckagan and Matt Sorum. It’s available on CD in stores from 28 September.

Top 10 albums 1 Uncaged – Zac Brown Band (Warner) 2 Analog Man – Joe Walsh (Fantasy) 3 Cities on the Sea – Dead Livers (Liberation) 4 Overexposed – Maroon 5 (Universal) 5 The Two of Us – Alfredo Malabello (Universal) 6 Living Things – Linkin Park (Warner) 7 After Hours – Glen Frey (Universal) 8 Americana – Neil Young (Warner) 9 Born to Die – Lana Del Rey 10 That’s Why God Made Radio – Beach Boys (EMI)

A Grain of Salt I’M writing from Port Douglas so am presently adrift from happenings on the Mornington Peninsula. Somebody once said if you’re everywhere you’re nowhere. With a column of this type you have no idea where it will all end when you begin, well aware that it is almost impossible to put the pieces together if you do not have the idea of the whole. You’re not quite sure how you will manage not to become self-obsessed, diverted, lost and with a number of necessary stops and starts, try to evade the real problem of ending up – nowhere. I’ve been regularly asked what my column is about. Ralph Waldo Emerson had a sign on the door of his study: Whim? There lies the answer. *** I’VE previously mentioned impartiality, as in a law for the rich and a law for the poor, PPs being protected persons. Stealing a loaf of bread and being sent to New Holland, leaving behind a family to starve to death. Or the sheep stealer who was freezing, starving and with another family to feed; hanged while the lawmakers were free to practice oppression, lust, tyranny and held up as honorable gentlemen, often with titles. In this day and age it is merely in a different form; the cardboard king saga, the asbestos compen-


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By Cliff Ellen look at all those balconies and they’re always empty. It’s a mad, mad world; no doubt about it. Even so. *** SHORT random thoughts: Our government only hands out brothel licences to applicants of good repute? Christmas in July; sheer nonsense. Professor Emeritus Boris Schedvin complains about the capital cost of the proposed aquatic centre in a letter to one of the other local newspapers; why the full title? Maybe I’ll sign as Certified Practising Accountant, Health & Safety Certificate Holder and Lifestyle Counsellor Cliff Ellen. On the occasions where trouble looms, we regularly say “life’s too short to worry”, but the thing is, for me, life really is too short. “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” Aesop Cheers, I’m off for a swim.


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Tigers crunch Sorrento as ruckman reported NEPEAN DIVISION By Toe Punt SORRENTO will be without ruckman Scott Cameron until the finals begin after he was reported in the last quarter in his side’s 37-point loss to Dromana on Saturday. Cameron was reported by the goal and field umpires after striking Tigers ruckman-forward Steven Gaertner. Gaertner left the field after the incident, but returned to be a key influence in the game in the final quarter. It was tough day on the ground for the team of the year ruckman, who was comprehensively beaten by Tigers duo Gaertner and Seamus Thompson. However, Cameron wasn’t the only player well beaten by Dromana on Saturday; there weren’t too many winners for the Sharks. Premiership coach Troy Schwarze left the field in the third quarter and didn’t return after Paul Minchington split him down the middle for the second time this season. The first time saw Schwarze miss a number of weeks with a shoulder injury. On this occasion, it looked like he sustained a cracked cheekbone. He was due to join St Kilda in his role as an assistant at the MCG on Saturday night, but didn’t make it, spending hours in Rosebud Hospital. Full-back Chris Bagot was vomiting prior to the game due to a virus, which also affected Josh Moore. Mitch Nibbs was a noticeable absentee. Dalton Sanderson was probably the standout player, along with Leigh Treeby, and Kayle Stringer-Morris pushed hard all afternoon, but the day belonged to the Tigers. Despite missing a couple a regulars, including Aaron Coyle and Scott Joyce, the Tigers were up and about from the start.

They won the contested footy all afternoon, their run and spread was too difficult for the Sharks to combat, and they had more players prepared to commit themselves at the contest. Trailing by just 11 points at the first change, Sorrento coach Nick Claringbold told his charges to start getting in first for the footy, get a little lower at the contest and tackle the ball carrier. The message was clear, simple and well delivered. It seemed to be a consistent message in the backs, mids and forward huddles too. However, the message must have gone in one ear and out the other. Sorrento continued to look for the easy ball, didn’t want to get their knees dirty and paid the price. Dromana had winners all over the ground. The Tigers started in the middle with ruckman Thomson and Gaertner. They controlled the air in the middle, around the ground and from boundary throw-ins. Sorrento’s second-string ruckman Jon Croad was the better of the two Sharks’ big men. Terry Wheeler was easily best player on the ground. His ability to win the contested ball, outside ball, and run and carry was a feature of the match. Rikki Johnston was outstanding in defence. He was pretty much left to his own devices, which was a poor tactic. Jay Neratzoglou towelled up Kenyon, Ryan Worn gave Leigh Poholke a bath, and midfielders Damon Lawrence, Braeden Dennis, Liam Hogan and Ryan Slocombe had a mortgage on the footy. This quartet is the engine room of the Tigers with the likes of Wheeler, a brilliant Paul Minchington, Toby Banks and Co using their speed and skill to carve up Sorrento on the outside. Jay Hutchison, Jedd Savage and Anthony Bruhn lead up all afternoon

and provided aerial strength as well as dominanting at ground level. It was a comprehensive victory from Dromana. 27 scoring shots to 14 accurately reflecting the dominance. Dromana now has to keep a lid on things. All they have proven to this point is they have what it takes to mix it with the reigning premier. Finals and premierships aren’t won in round 14. Coach Gavin Artico agreed, but said he believed the victory would be good for his charges leading into finals. “At this time of the year, you want to be playing the best sides and being competitive against them,” Artico said. “Confidence plays a huge part at this time of the year and if you’re playing good footy, then it gives you the drive and motivation to keep doing the work. “This has been a long and tough process for everyone at the club, but I think we can all see it has been worth it. “We have good depth, we all understand what it takes to win big games of footy and I honestly believe we still have some improvement to come.” If the Tigers can improve, beating them from this point is going to be extremely difficult. It appears that both Dromana and Hastings have sealed a spot in the top three after the Blues knocked over Frankston Bombers on Saturday. In what was a scrappy contest for most of the afternoon, the Bombers didn’t have the manpower in the last quarter to match it with the home side. The Bombers lost Luke Lewis in the first three minutes of the match and Haydn Moore before quarter time. Moore has been a standout performer for the Bombers this season. Ryan Lonie also succumbed to injury and the Bombers were left with very few options in the final term. The Blues took advantage, booted

five goals to one in the final term and recording a 35-point victory. Jason Kestle was a nightmare for the Bombers when he moved into the forward half and finished with three goals. Paul Rogasch was outstanding across half-back, Daniel Wishart played one of his best games for the season, and Mark Deveraux continued his outstanding season. Jay Page played on a wing for the Bombers and was arguably the best player on the ground. Brian O’Carroll was good over four quarters, Brad Wakeling booted three and tried hard, and James Degenhardt fulfilled his tagging role. The Bombers remain outside the top five and must win their final two games against Somerville and Crib Point to have any chance of playing finals. One club that would love nothing more than to prevent Frankston Bombers playing finals is Somerville. Eagles coach Leigh Stewart is a former coach of the Bombers and the split wasn’t amicable, to say the least. The Eagles were expected to just drift through the remainder of the season and not have too much influence, but on Saturday, Somerville came from eight points down at three-quarter time to easily account for Red Hill to the tune of 21 points. The Eagles booted seven goals to two in the final quarter to win just their fourth game of the season. Ben Sedgewick and Caleb Cox kicked three goals each for the Eagles, and Rowan Hogenbirk kicked two. Will Jolley was outstanding for the Eagles over four quarters, Jason Baxter continued his outstanding run, and Justin Allsop continued to shine. Jed Sutton and Guy Austin also were very good. Stewart would have been happy to have these two for the majority of the year.

Red Hill was shellshocked. Daniel McNamara and Ben Maguiness worked hard, and David Maplestone kicked three goals. Pearcedale moved off the bottom of the ladder on Saturday after comprehensively beating Tyabb by eight goals. The Panthers started the game full of running courtesy of the likes of Damien McCormack and Chris Fortnam, and Dean Jannsen slipped straight back into the good form he has been displaying. At quarter time the Panthers had a handy 16-point break and extended this to 23 points at the major break. McCormack finished the afternoon with four goals, and Daniel Murray enjoyed good supply and kicked five. Glenn Anderson was solid all afternoon, and Pat Cadd had some real influence on the contest. Ash Watersone kicked four goals for the Yabbies, Andrew Driscoll booted three, and Chris Doria was outstanding once again. Ryan Jones and Simon and Ethan Rahilly also worked hard all afternoon. Crib Point is still a mathematical chance of playing finals after defeating Devon Meadows. The Magpies were superb all game to record a comfortable 45-point win. Brad Davidson was at his mercurial best, finishing with six goals, Luke Herrington and Jon Flack each kicked three, and Zac Dekleuver played his best game for the club. Devon was never in the contest, despite the efforts of Daniel Velardo, Jess Dehey and Brett Armitage. Up there, boys: Hastings Blues defeated Frankston Bombers in Nepean Division on the weekend. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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Peninsula Division Seniors

Mt Eliza 6.1, 12.5, 19.9, 24.17 (161) Chelsea 2.2, 5.2, 6.5, 7.7 (49) Goals, Mt Eliza: S. Lockwood 6, M. Lourey 6, Z. White 3, S. Wettenhall 2, D. Willett 2, D. Gormley 2, B. Landry 1, J. Clayton 1, J. Cole 1. Chelsea: S. MacLeod 2, C. Worner 2, R. Stewart 1, L. Manders 1, B. Clark 1. Best, Mt Eliza: S. Simpson, D. Barton, D. Emmons, M. Lourey, R. D’Orazio, W. Suhr. Chelsea: S. Carpenter, B. Clark, R. Lancaster, M. Nightingale, B. Finemore, J. Clark. Karingal 5.6, 8.8, 15.13, 19.18 (132) Langwarrin 1.0, 3.0, 3.2, 6.4 (40) Goals, Karingal: C. Hay 6, M. Burke 5, S. McGarry 2, D. Noble 2, C. Dixon 1, D. Hirst 1, S. Charalambous 1, M. Jakobi 1. Langwarrin: M. Naughton 2, J. O’Shea 1, D. Wehner 1, J. Amalfi 1, A. Shaw 1. Best, Karingal: B. Dunne, M. Burke, C. Hay, D. Hirst, T. Hoad, M. Jakobi. Langwarrin: D. Luxa, S. Urbans, D. Wehner, M. Gill-Furness, J. Curry, J. Amalfi. Edi-Asp 4.3, 7.7, 10.8, 16.10 (106) Mornington 2.4, 3.7, 9.11, 12.14 (86) Goals, Edi-Asp: T. March 4, J. Derbyshire 3, A. Dalton 2, A. Lello 2, M. Mullins 2, B. Bowden 1, B. Tagg 1, N. Childs 1. Mornington: D. Villani 3, A. Speedy 2, J. Connell 2, J. Calder 1, B. Smeeton 1, T. Johnston 1, K. Brouwer 1, K. O’Brien 1. Best, Edi-Asp: N. Connellan, B. Turner, T. Mannix, J. Derbyshire, Z. Muschialli, M. Mullins. Mornington: K. Searle, J. McLerie, D. Villani, B. Holt, A. Speedy, D. McDowell. Frankston YCW 6.6, 11.9, 12.14, 16.19 (115) Bonbeach 4.2, 4.4, 6.4, 9.4 (58) Goals, Frankston YCW: M. Chaplin 3, B. Tellis 2, D. Bodley 2, K. Hutchison 2, L. Roberts 2, A. Eames 1, D. Hoare 1, R. Morris 1, K. Lylak 1, D. Smith 1. Bonbeach: M. Clifford 2, S. McDonald 2, J. Ferraro 2, L. Smith 1, P. Rebeschini 1, D. Donkin 1. Best, Frankston YCW: B. Ulms, A. Barry, B. McCormack, A. Eames, P. Wintle, D. Carroll. Bonbeach: J. Ferraro, T. Payton, S. McDonald, J. Casey, D. Smith, S. Foster. Pines 3.1, 5.5, 9.8, 12.9.81 Seaford 3.1, 6.3, 8.4, 9.5.59 Goals, Pines: S. White 3, B. Neville 2, S. Ryan 2, J. Messina 2, G. Hendry 2, B. Humphrey. Best, Pines: S. Taylor, B. Neville, B. Hendry, J. Messina, L. Houldcroft, M.

Goodman. Seaford: M. Kraska 5, D. Kirschenberg , A. Walton , D. Sloan , G. Fricker. Seaford: L. Smith, K. Shaw, M. Haverfield, L. Davenport, A. Walton, D. Sloan.


J. Luca 3, N. Taylor 2, J. Smart 2, B. De Ruyter 1, A. Marshall 1, J. Moignard 1, J. Fletcher 1. Edi-Asp: H. Livesey 1, M. Byrnes 1. Best, Mornington: N. Cox, J. Smart, S. Crawford, M. Brock, D. Vercoe, N. Taylor. EdiAsp: M. Byrnes, P. Jamieson, H. Livesey, S. Masson, K. Stewart, T. Lavery.

Mt Eliza 4.4, 6.10, 10.13, 12.14 (86) Chelsea 1.1, 2.4, 4.7, 5.9 (39) Goals, Mt Eliza: T. Groot 6, L. Young 2, B. Crowder 1, C. Ashdown 1, C. Derrick 1, R. Curwood 1. Chelsea: M. Smith 2, M. Torcasio 2, L. Clark 1. Best, Mt Eliza: M. Wilson, T. Groot, L. Young, D. Kent, L. Marshall, B. Black. Chelsea: N. Allsep, N. James, J. Schober, M. Torcasio, M. Dyer.

Frankston YCW 5.2, 9.6, 13.8, 15.14 (104) Bonbeach 1.1, 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 (14) Goals, Frankston YCW: J. Thorne 4, C. Micari 3, K. St Anne 3, A. Harnett 2, K. Albanese 1, B. Credlin 1, C. Steele 1. Bonbeach: K. Aburrow 1, J. Maxwell 1. Best, Frankston YCW: K. St Anne, C. Steele, B. Credlin, J. Thorne, A. Harnett, C. Micari. Bonbeach: B. Hicks, J. Mulholland, J. Maxwell, J. Sole, M. Turville, J. Perez.

Karingal 3.2, 7.5, 12.7, 14.11 (95) Langwarrin 1.2, 3.2, 3.4, 4.7 (31) Goals, Karingal: M. Sibberas 2, A. Osborne 2, J. Johnson 2, R. Ryde 1, B. Duffield 1, A. Joel 1, S. Gillings 1, T. Mottershead 1, J. Eames 1, A. Jack 1, J. Smith 1. Langwarrin: M. Poore 2, T. Smith 1, W. Thomas 1. Best, Karingal: N. Shaw, J. Fisher, T. Mottershead, M. Sibberas, J. Martinson, J. Eames. Langwarrin: B. Wehner, J. Anderson, S. Anderson, A. O’Rourke-Ryan, W. Thomas, S. Boyington.

Nepean Division

Edi-Asp 3.2, 5.5, 7.8, 14.11 (95) Mornington 1.1, 1.5, 2.8, 3.8 (26) Goals, Edi-Asp: N. Evans 3, C. Fosternally 2, R. Campbell 2, A. Houghton 2, T. Hoare 2, M. Wade 1, T. Bruce 1, M. Campbell 1. Mornington: M. Mackenzie 1, J. Mills 1, S. Powell 1. Best, Edi-Asp: R. Cunningham, A. Houghton, D. Graves, A. Moro, S. Miller, R. Snashall. Mornington: A. Rixon, B. Loughrey, S. Powell, J. Matthews, T. Marmo, C. Dean. Frankston YCW 2.1, 5.5, 7.12, 11.18 (84) Bonbeach 2.1, 2.3, 3.4, 3.6 (24) Goals, Frankston YCW: C. Barker 2, C. Gonzalez 2, D. Strickland 2, S. Meagher 1, B. Buckley 1, J. Coghlan 1, R. Bleeker 1, A. Totaro 1. Bonbeach: L. Buswell 1, R. Murphy 1, M. Turville 1. Best, Frankston YCW: M. Millman, C. Gonzalez, D. Waddell, T. Cowled, C. Barker, S. Rooth. Bonbeach: M. Turville, B. Casey, M. Stevens, R. Ferri, R. Murphy, B. Hogan.


Mt Eliza 4.0, 9.3, 9.5, 11.7 (73) Chelsea 0.2, 2.4, 5.10, 7.11 (53) Goals, Mt Eliza: R. Pierce 3, M. Hill 2, D. Jackson 2, Z. Jones 1, M. Anwyl 1, B. Mullane 1, W. Crowder 1. Chelsea: J. Chevalier 2, J. Symons 1, C. Dodson 1, J. O’Riley 1, R. Chadwick 1, M. Ponton 1. Best, Mt Eliza: D. Jackson, M. Anwyl, Z. Jones, R. Pierce, C. Pascazio, R. Bourke-Clark. Chelsea: M. Shaw, J. Miller, M. Ponton, D. Mizzi, M. Cameron, J. Atwell. Mornington 5.4, 8.8, 14.12, 18.16 (124) Edi-Asp 0.0, 0.1, 2.3, 2.4 (16) Goals, Mornington: D. Vercoe 4, W. Goosey 3,


Dromana 4.1, 8.6, 10.12, 12.15 (87) Sorrento 2.2, 4.2, 4.4, 8.6 (54) Goals, Dromana: S. Gaertner 3, J. Savage 2, P. Minchington 1, R. Worn 1, R. Slocombe 1, A. Bruhn 1, J. Hutchinson 1, T. Banks 1, T. Wheeler 1. Sorrento: K. Stringer-Morris 2, T. Head 2, D. Grant 1, L. Treeby 1, D. Hickey 1, L. Poholke 1. Best, Dromana: R. Worn, P. Minchington, B. Dennis, R. Slocombe, J. Neratzoglou, L. Hogan. Sorrento: T. Head, L. Treeby, J. Caspar, K. Stringer-Morris, D. Sanderson, D. Grant. Hastings 4.2, 7.6, 8.8, 13.13 (91) Frankston Bombers 3.3, 3.3, 7.6, 8.8 (56) Goals, Hastings: J. Kestle 3, M. Devereaux 2, M. Robbins 1, G. Masterson 1, C. McVeigh 1, A. Pike 1, P. Mawson 1, P. Rogasch 1, D. Hand 1, K. Pinto 1. Frankston Bombers: B. Wakeling 3, M. Maiorino 2, N. Lonie 1, J. Foster 1, B. O’Carroll 1. Best, Hastings: M. Devereaux, P. Rogasch, K. Pinto, D. Wishart, J. Kestle, C. McVeigh. Frankston Bombers: J. Page, B. O’Carroll, J. Degenhardt, J. Waixel, B. Drake, B. Wakeling. Somerville 2.2, 6.8, 7.12, 14.15 (99) Red Hill 4.1, 6.3, 9.8, 11.12 (78) Goals, Somerville: B. Sedgwick 3, C. Cox 3, R. Hogenbirk 2, J. Farrelly 1, J. Allsopp 1, M. Hughes 1, G. Austin 1, L. Stewart 1, E. Bitters 1. Red Hill: D. Mapleston 3, J. Mold 2, J. Mold 2, H. Larwill 2, M. La Fontaine 1, D. Jones 1. Best, Somerville: W. Jolley, J. Baxter, J. Allsopp, J. Sutton, G. Austin. Red Hill: D. McNamara, B. Maguinness, J. Mold, H. Larwill, P. Dal Lago, M. Dal Lago. Pearcedale 5.2, 9.6, 14.9, 20.11 (131) Tyabb 2.4, 5.7, 8.8, 12.11 (83) Goals, Pearcedale: D. Murray 5, D. McCormack 4, T. Frost 2, G. Becker 2, C. Fortnam 1, P. Heijden 1, B. Hoe 1, L.

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Murray 1, G. Anderson 1, N. Wilcox 1, N. Shute 1. Tyabb: A. Waterstone 4, A. Driscoll 3, C. Conlan 2, E. Rahilly 1, B. Gould 1, M. Dimkos 1. Best, Pearcedale: G. Anderson, D. Janssen, D. McCormack, C. Fortnam, P. Cadd, D. Murray. Tyabb: C. Doria, R. Jones, A. Waterstone, S. Rahilly, E. Rahilly, R. West. Crib Point 5.6, 8.10, 15.12, 15.18 (108) Devon Meadows 3.1, 3.7, 4.9, 8.15 (63) Goals, Crib Point: B. Davidson 6, L. Herrington 3, J. Flack 3, W. Symes 1, D. Cook 1, D. Annable 1. Devon Meadows: D. Velardo 2, A. Adams 2, J. Dehey 2, L. Hoogenboom 1, R. Talbot 1. Best, Crib Point: B. Davidson, Z. Dekleuver, J. Cook, D. Kairies, W. Symes, D. Wise. Devon Meadows: D. Velardo, J. Dehey, B. Armitage, C. Thorne, L. Burke, T. Cotton.


Dromana 2.0, 5.3, 8.3, 11.5 (71) Sorrento 3.0, 5.0, 7.3, 10.5 (65) Goals, Dromana: N. Wearne 2, J. DeSouza 2, T. Sheean 1, D. Day 1, D. Maestrale 1, G. Vella 1, A. Burns 1, S. Banks 1, T. Hofert 1. Sorrento: M. Senior 3, H. Connolly 1, J. Morgan 1, J. Wells 1, J. Peart 1, L. Davidson 1, J. Falck 1, J. Caspar 1. Best, Dromana: B. Allen, W. Peagram, B. Hyde, J. Terry, T. Hofert, T. Sheean. Sorrento: M. Littlejohn, M. Kennedy, F. O’Connor, J. Wells, P. Hall, J. Morgan Frankston Bombers 4.1, 9.5, 11.7, 14.13 (97) Hastings 0.2, 0.3, 3.5, 5.6 (36) Goals, Bombers: D. Bence 6, J. Kiss 3, M. Wells 3, M. Offer 1, H. McLenaghan 1. Hastings: J. Ward 2, A. Booth 1, M. Sawosz 1, N. Guest 1. Best, Bombers: S. Campbell, M. Harris, D. Bence, D. Myers, M. Webber, H. McLenaghan. Hastings: T. Glass, A. Booth, M. Cave, C. Lehmann, D. Lehmann, L. Brouwer. Somerville 1.5, 4.7, 5.7, 6.9 (45) Red Hill 1.0, 2.1, 4.1, 6.5 (41) Goals, Somerville: B. Crowe 2, B. McDonald 1, J. Nicolson 1, D. Droscher 1, L. Forsyth 1. Red Hill: T. Grostate 3, N. Toey 2, G. Ryan 1. Best, Somerville: J. Wilson, B. Page, B. Griffiths, P. Satur, R. Palmer, L. Koerner. Red Hill: T. Grostate, B. Thomson, N. Shaw, A. Embling, J. Mitchell, A. Morrison. Pearcedale 2.1, 5.4, 6.9, 7.11 (53) Tyabb 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 6.2 (38) Goals, Pearcedale: M. Shaw 2, J. Smale 1, J. Davis 1, B. Hill 1, C. Herbert 1, M. Kennedy 1. Tyabb: W. Grant 2, C. Morris 1, B. McLean 1, J. Pretty 1, J. Wall 1. Best, Pearcedale: M. Kennedy, B. Hill, J. Garrett, C. Herbert, B. Hemburrow, J. Smith. Tyabb: W. Grant, B. Anderson, C. Morris, C. Watson, T. Booth, S. Hemley.

Frankston Bombers 2.0, 6.4, 9.5, 10.10 (70) Hastings 5.4, 6.4, 9.7, 9.9 (63) Goals, Bombers: J. Mehrtens 2, J. Salisbury 2, B. Sutton 2, A. Serle 1, C. Russell 1, J. Francis 1, B. Tilley 1. Hastings: S. Robb 4, S. Williams 2, B. Schroen 1, N. Goodacre 1, J. Hurst 1. Best, Bombers: J. Mehrtens, B. Mace, L. Walker, B. Tilley, J. Wilkinson, J. Barrington. Hastings: C. Sawosz, S. Robb, C. Palmer, J. Hurst, W. Delahaye, K. Pratt. Somerville 3.4, 9.5, 12.9, 16.13 (109) Red Hill 0.1, 0.3, 3.6, 4.8 (32) Goals, Somerville: J. Ryan 4, D. Marshall 3, S. Adams 2, W. Shields 2, D. Dickinson 2, C. Dalmau 1, J. Jones 1, M. Watts 1. Red Hill: H. Young 1, W. Young 1, J. Pain 1, B. Rogers 1. Best, Somerville: D. Dickinson, A. A’Vard, T. Jacobson, M. Fayle, C. Dalmau, D. Ryan. Red Hill: S. Stephens, C. Wood, J. Dewhurst, C. Davis, W. Young, D. Leyden-Kozikas. Pearcedale 5.3, 11.9, 18.10, 23.17 (155) Tyabb 0.0, 0.0, 3.0, 3.1 (19) Goals, Pearcedale: NA. Tyabb: T. Salmon 1, B. Hocking 1, M. Moran 1 Best, Pearcedale: NA. Tyabb: S. Waterstone, B. Klein-White, M. Moran, C. Rich, J. Coulter, B. Hocking. Devon Meadows 6.2, 11.3, 14.7, 18.9 (117) Crib Point 0.1, 1.2, 2.4, 4.4 (28) Goals, Devon Meadows: L. Claringbould 4, S. Mihevc 4, J. Hazendonk 3, W. Percy 3, J. Johnson 1, S. Frawley 1, J. Ostler 1, H. Miller 1. Crib Point: K. Holt 1, B. Hogan-Keogh 1, D. Briggs 1, J. King 1. Best, Devon Meadows: S. Mihevc, J. Campbell, S. Frawley, C. Bisognin, W. Percy, L. Duhig. Crib Point: D. Briggs, S. Grimme, K. Arnott, L. Case, J. Hewitt, T. Precht.

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Sorrento 5.2, 8.8, 12.11, 16.16 (112) Dromana 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 4.2 (26) Goals, Sorrento: J. Tomkins 6, N. Diconza 2, S. Paterson 2, M. Killey 1, J. Brigden 1, B. Russell 1, J. Caspar 1, J. McDonald 1, D. Wells 1. Dromana: O. Houghton 1, C. Osorio 1, B. Worn 1, J. Anwyl 1. Best, Sorrento: M. Abbott, L. Brigden, S. Mann, M. Gardner, J. Brigden, J. Tomkins. Dromana: J. Fowler, J. Brittliff, A. Musgrave, T. Francis, M. Darville, B. Davies.





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Devon Meadows 2.3, 7.3, 14.5, 17.6 (108) Crib Point 0.2, 1.5, 2.5, 5.5 (35) Goals, Devon Meadows: J. Castello 4, S. Kirkwood 3, J. Glover 3, T. Saunders 2, D. Collins 1, C. Biviano 1, D. Jarman 1, D. Marascia 1, P. Lynch 1. Crib Point: M. Blake 2, G. Morsman 1, J. Forecast 1, M. Wilson 1. Best, Devon Meadows: J. Castello, N. Dumergue, D. Kirkwood, J. Lewis, T. Saunders, C. Biviano. Crib Point: J. Baker, T. Cook, G. Morsman, J. Wisken, M. Wilson, L. Conway.

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Edi-Asp fly flag as Redlegs kick Gulls PENINSULA DIVISION By Toe Punt BONBEACH was unable to maintain its run of good form when it came up against the best side in the business on Saturday, Frankston YCW. The Sharks had a fantastic run of form in recent weeks, winning three of four games and going down to Karingal by just 10 points. Bonbeach had worked its way up to fourth place on the ladder before the round 15 game against YCW. Obviously, the team was hoping for a solid performance. The first time the sides met, the margin was nine goals in favour of the Stonecats. At quarter time on Saturday, Bonbeach had kicked four goals, but trailed by 16 points. By half-time, the margin had blown out to seven goals. In the end, the Sharks were fortunate to work their way back into the game and lose by 57 points. Bonbeach coach Steven Capp told The News after the game that it was a pretty tough day at the office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a pretty good side I think,â&#x20AC;? Capp joked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their big fellas got hold of us and there was little we could do about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our first quarter was pretty good

and I thought we worked hard in the third quarter, but we just struggled to contain them all day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overly surprised with the result. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their bottom five or six players are better than most teams and that was the difference in the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lost concentration at times and their class showed through. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need a couple of monsters to be able to compete with YCWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Ash Eames and Brad Ulms really dominated. Eamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tap work is as good as a handball.â&#x20AC;? Michael Chaplin booted three goals for the Stonecats, and Ben Tellis, David Bodley, Kyle Hutchison and Lew Roberts kicked two each. Anthony Barry provided plenty of run from half-back, and Paul Wintle and Dale Carroll also were instrumental in the win. Jason Ferraro and Tom Payton were among the Sharksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best, and Shane McDonald and Jackson Casey also worked tirelessly. Mt Eliza bounced back from its horror defeat last week at the hands of Karingal to demolish Chelsea by 112 points. The Redlegs had mixed fortunes leading into the game with the news that star forward Sam Lloyd had

agreed to join Bendigo Bombers in the VFL. With AFL aspirations still there, Lloyd, who has booted 59 goals for the Redlegs this season, decided to try his hand with the Bombers. However, the Redlegs had a stroke of luck following the Lloyd move. Sandringham listed-player Michael Lourey asked for permission to head back to Mt Eliza to play out the rest of the year. It is almost a straight swap. Both are goalkicking midfielders, good overhead and hard at the footy. On Saturday Lourey booted six goals in a dominant performance for the Redlegs. Scott Lockwood also booted six as the Redlegs amassed 41 scoring shots to 14. Scott Simpson dominated through the middle for the visitors, and Dylan Emmons and Dave Barton continued their good form. Mt Eliza went into the game without prime movers Rohan Heasley and Josh Norman. Both are expected back for the pointy end of the season. Coach Jason Watts said he was pleased with the way his side bounced back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a dirty day last week against a very good footy side [Karingal],â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Is there conflict? IT will be interesting to see for how long MPNFL club presidents put up with newly appointed league chief executive officer Jeff Jones continuing his role as Southern Umpires Association chairman. While many in the league community accepted the fact Jeff Jones would continue to umpires to reach 1000 games, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how many would be as accepting of him managing the league and the umpires. Surely the two bodies need to be independent of each other? After all, the SUA is a service provider to the league. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an umpiring pay dispute before finals, does Mr Jones declare a conflict of interest and remove himself from dealing with the situation? Surely Mr Jones needs to concentrate on the deficiencies and increasing issues that MPNFL clubs experience from day to day. Jones told The News prior to the Sorrento and Dromana game on Saturday that it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a conflict because the SUA role is voluntary. For mine, that makes zero difference.

Lopsided Casey-Cardinia WHAT a joke the Casey-Cardinia division has become. In one of the most lopsided competitions in MPNFL history, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now a case of the haves and have nots. And what about the goalkickers? Cranbourne full-forward Marc Holt booted 22 goals last week against Hampton Park for a season total of 116. Former Hampton Park and Pearcedale full-forward Kerem Baskaya booted 13 goals on the weekend for Narre Warren to move to 109 goals. Top of the table Narre Warren is averaging 168 points for and 49 points against this season, while second-placed Cranbourne averages 156 points for and 53 points against. At the other end of the scale, Hampton Park averages 30 points for and 188 points against.

SORRENTO premiership coach Troy Schwarze may miss the rest of the season it looked like he had busted his cheekbone on Saturday against Dromana. For the second time this season, Dromanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paul Minchington copped Schwarze with a fair hip and shoulder. The first time saw Schwarze miss weeks with a shoulder injury. The hot rumour around the ground on Saturday was that he would be airlifted to the city immediately after the game to carry out his duties as an assistant at St Kilda Football Club. Sorrento would not confirm or deny this rumour on Sunday morning, although it was reported as fact in a Melbourne daily newspaper. However, a club spokesperson said Schwarze spent a few hours in Rosebud Hospital with what appeared to be a cracked cheekbone. Scans on Sunday were to determine the full extent of the injuries.

One in, one out MT Eliza is certainly in the mix for the 2012 MPNFL Peninsula Division premiership. However, VFL team Bendigo Bombers has been on the heels of Redlegs gun Sam Lloyd to join them for a kick all season. On Saturday, the forward-midfielder took his opportunity at VFL level, continuing to live the dream of playing AFL. The Bombers are obviously keen to have Lloyd for the remainder of the season with the outside chance of taking him in the next draft. He has been training with the Bombers for the past four weeks. While Mt Eliza coach Jason Watts is confident Lloyd will return for the Redlegs â&#x20AC;&#x153;at the pointy end of the seasonâ&#x20AC;?, he was happy to allow Lloyd to follow his dream. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quality player and it is a great opportunity for him,â&#x20AC;? Watts said. Lloyd has booted 59 goals this season. The news gets better for the Redlegs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they have been able to lure Michael Lourey from Sandringham, where he was coached by Seaford dual premiership coach Paul Kennedy. Lourey booted six goals on a Saturday against Chelsea in what Watts described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;quality performanceâ&#x20AC;?.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a bit flat; they came to play and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today was about getting back to the basics, getting our structures right and trying a few different things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reality is that we are a bit predictable to Karingal and we need to change that before we meet them again in the second semi-final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now is about gearing up for finals. The boys are going through a heavy training load at the moment and we want to be ready.â&#x20AC;? Sam Carpenter was once again Chelseaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best player, and Scott McLeod and Chris Worner booted two goals each. Karingal did the expected and comfortably beat Langwarrin. The Bulls booted five goals to one in the first quarter, led by 38 points at half-time and stretched this to 92 by the final siren. Chris Hay booted six goals and Michael Burke five. Brendan Dunne, David Hirst and Troy Hoad continued their domination in the back line. Dylan Luxa along with the everreliable Shane Urbans and Daniel Wehner were the best of the Kangas. Edithvale-Aspendale won its third game of the season when it knocked over Mornington by 20 points. The Eagles got their noses in front

early in the game and were able to sustain the intensity over four quarters. Nick Connellan and Beau Turner dominated for the winners, and Tim Mannix and Jordan Derbyshire also had good games. For the Doggies, Kallum Searle, Daniel Villani with three goals and Byron Holt in the ruck all worked hard. It was a great result for the Eagles, especially without captain Pat Poore, who was out due to suspension. Pines made it four wins from its past five matches with a sensational 22-point win over Seaford in the traditional Sunday clash. The Tigers led by four points at halftime before the Pythons kicked seven goals to three after the main interval to record another win. Seaford had everything to play for on Sunday, including a spot in the five, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dig deep enough and stop the likes of Brendan Neville, Jimmy Messina and Leigh Houldcroft, who dominated all afternoon for the Pythons. Shaun White was also solid with three goals. Michael Kraska was the only multiple goalkicker for the Tigers with five, and Luke Smith, Kieran Shaw and Luke Davenport were among the best.


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