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Chicken man’s principles of road safety WHY did the chicken cross the road? To show the children how it’s done safely. It’s no secret at Eastbourne Primary School in Rosebud that the man in the chicken suit is principal Stephen Wilkinson. And the suit? It provides the answer to the joke. Eastbourne provides a traffic and bike education program for all pupils. From Prep to Year 2 they learn about road rules and pedestrian etiquette while in Years 3 and 4 a term is devoted to bike safety, rules when using a bike on the road and bike maintenance. Learning the road rules from chicken man under the watchful eye of crossing supervisor Terry are, from left, Lali, Holly, Matilda, India, Peejoe and Samantha. Picture: Yanni

Controversy over pool OK By Mike Hast ENVIRONMENT Minister Ryan Smith’s approval of the aquatic centre on the Rosebud foreshore has been attacked by a Labor MP in state parliament. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Frank Martin last Wednesday said the shire had its long-awaited consent from the government to build the

Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA). He said it was “a significant milestone in the SPA project, as it completes the coastal consent process, subject to the shire providing information specified by the minister�. But the gloss was taken off the announcement when the next day Upper House MP Johan Scheffer criticised

Mr Smith’s approval, telling the parliament “developments on Crown land should be coastal dependent�. “The Victorian Coastal Strategy sets out the conditions that the minister must satisfy in making his decision to give his consent.� “The test here is that the minister must be satisfied that the Rosebud Aquatic Centre could not function un-

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less it was built on the foreshore.� Mr Scheffer called on Mr Smith to release the advice he relied on for the foreshore pool approval. The environment minister’s consent is for a site that includes the existing Rosebud Memorial Hall. The hall will be part of the 7500 square metre, twostorey complex that is expected to cost between $30 and $35 million.

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Liberals stay ‘on message’ By Mike Hast THE Liberal Party has anointed federal MPs Greg Hunt and Bruce Billson as their candidates for the seats of Flinders and Dunkley at the 2013 election. The sitting MPs were unchallenged at the recently completed pre-selection process in Victoria for incumbent parliamentarians. They will be formally confirmed in March after the expiry of time for branch members to object to the preselections. Speaking to The News on Friday afternoon at the Western Port Festival launch for sponsors, Mr Hunt said no objections had been received for either he or Mr Billson. “Confirmation of our pre-selections appear to be a formality,” he said. Mr Hunt, the Opposition’s spokesman for climate action, environment and heritage, was elected as Flinders MP in 2001, replacing Peter Reith a minister in the Howard government. Mr Hunt was re-elected in 2004, 2007 and 2010. He holds Flinders by a margin of nine per cent. The electorate covers the Mornington Peninsula from Portsea to Mt Martha, and the northern and eastern shores of Western Port including French and Phillip islands. Mr Hunt has raised his profile in recent times with criticism of the federal government’s carbon tax, vigorous promotion of the Opposition’s socalled direct action plan that it claims would reduce CO2 emissions by five per cent by 2020 based on 1990 levels, and involvement in a long-term ww-

Chosen ones: Liberals Greg Hunt, top, and Bruce Billson will be their party’s candidates at the next federal election for the seats they already hold.

campaign to clean up Port Phillip. Mr Billson, the Opposition’s spokesman for small business, competition policy and consumer affairs, was elected as Dunkley MP in 1996. He was the veterans’ affairs minister in the Howard government. He was re-elected in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. He holds Dunkley by a margin of four per cent, regarded as marginal. The electorate stretches from Seaford to Mt Martha and across to Langwarrin South. The boundary between Dunkley and Flinders is Bentons Rd, Moorooduc Hwy, Baxter-Tooradin Rd and Western Port Hwy. Both MPs survived the defeat of the Howard government by the Kevin Rudd-led ALP in 2007. Mr Hunt’s margin of 11.2 per cent was shaved by just under three per cent by his ALP opponent Gary March

and candidates from the minor parties, including Greens candidate Robert Brown (not the Bob Brown), who won almost 8.5 per cent, up 2.2 per cent. In the Howard government, Mr Hunt was Parliamentary Secretary of the Environment and then Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2007, Mr Billson survived a five per cent swing across the electorate that saw only one booth, central Mt Eliza, not go backwards. The gains made at the 2004 election, when Mark Latham took Labor to a big defeat, were wiped out when Mr Billson lost more than half of his 9.4 per cent margin. In 2010 he lost a further three per cent.  Election statistics from Dr Adam Carr’s Psephos website: Call Ellen or Chris


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‘Free approach’ reflects artist’s journeys

Home approach: Cathie Coleman at her Bittern studio, which will be open as part of the Peninsula Studio Trail Weekend.

By Tony Murrell RULES about painting don’t appeal to Cathie Coleman. The Bittern artist is more comfortable expressing herself in a freer style of form and colour and the results will be on display at her home during the Peninsula Studio Trail weekend, 1012 March. “I try to keep my work unencumbered from learnt traditional painting techniques,” says Coleman, who also makes jewellery. “This way I feel I can remain fresh and experimental, discovering what works for me as I go along. “It’s an almost ad hoc, hopeful journey that happily other people seem to feel and understand.” Coleman’s latest works are a de-

parture from the patterned interiors in acrylics that she is most associated with. The newer subjects – local landscapes and quaint interiors – are in oils and chalky pastels in what she terms “a colourist, free style”. Coleman says that painting in oils requires a different way of thinking to acrylics. “You can use enriched dark colours and then lighten them up, the opposite technique I used in acrylics, which was more two-dimensional, watery and transluscent.” Her work is based around life at her farm in Bittern, “The Swamp”, plus places she has travelled recently, including along the Australian east coast, Yarck (towards Victoria’s high country) and along the Murray River.

Coleman studied art and craft at Melbourne State College and has taught art on the Mornington Peninsula for about three decades. This is her first exhibition for 12 years. “It’s been an effort to show this work, because I have been uncomfortable with the demands of commercial galleries and the whole commercialism of selling art today. “I would rather people come and see the paintings in the environment they were made in. I feel my works look better in my home with the surrounding views and objects that are often part of the paintings.” This is what prompted her to become part of the Peninsula Studio Trail network in which artists open their own studios, giving visitors access to the

work where it was created. “This way people can relate better to my paintings and other works of art.” Coleman’s jewellery and other handmade items will also be on show. She studied silversmithing and uses sterling silver, found objects, beads and curios in her range of necklaces. Like her paintings, the jewellery is constantly evolving.  Coleman will open her studio at The Swamp, 166 Hendersons Rd, Bittern, 10am-4pm this weekend as part of the Peninsula Studio Trail Weekend. Twenty-one artists will display their paintings, sculpture and pottery over the weekend. For more information and a map, www. and look under the “arts” heading for Peninsula Studio Trail’s map and brochure.

Speed cuts for residential, rural roads By Mike Hast THE speed limit in a residential part of Rosebud will be cut from 50 to 40km/h in an attempt to reduce serious and fatal crashes. Mornington Peninsula Shire says in the past five years, 268 casualty crashes were recorded in residential areas on the peninsula. An alarming number saw pedestrians and cyclists injured. If successful, the 12-month trial in

39 streets in “The Avenues” will be rolled out in nine other residential areas of the shire. The trial will be evaluated by the Australian Road Research Board. It has the support of Victoria Police and VicRoads. During March, 33 signs will be erected in The Avenues – which is bounded by Eastbourne, Jetty, Point Nepean and Boneo roads – at a cost of $94,000.

The 40km/h experiment, starting mid-March, is part of the shire’s Peninsula Safer Speeds project, which also includes lowering speed limits on rural roads. Thirteen roads in the north of the shire had limits lowered from 100km/h to 90 or 80 last year. Roads in the south will get lower limits this year. They include four sections of

Browns Rd as well as Sandy, Old Cape Schanck, Baldrys, Main Creek, Shoreham, Pt Leo, Meakins, Old Moorooduc, Boundary, Red Hill, Stanleys and Merricks Beach roads. Ten of the roads will have speeds lowered from 100km/h to 90 and two to 80. Most fatalities occur on rural highspeed roads, the shire says. Over the past five years, an average of 11 people were killed each year with the worst being 2008 when 14 died. A report to shire councillors in June 2010 by the shire’s road safety officers Doug Bradbrook and Robin Tiffany stated evidence from around Australia and overseas showed that significant casualty crash reductions of 15 per cent could be achieved by lower speed limits. The Rosebud and rural roads experiments are costing more than $200,000

with about $50,000 coming from the shire and the balance from the Transport Accident Commission. The shire states Peninsula Safer Speeds, part of the shire’s DriveSafe Strategy, aims to have drivers reduce their speed to significantly improve safety for all users of the streets. A 40km/h limit on residential roads also would discourage through traffic and keep it on arterial and collector roads. The Rosebud trial will be explained to residents at a community information event and sausage sizzle 3.30-5pm on Thursday 8 March in the Rosebud Senior Citizens Centre car park, 115125 Ninth Ave, one of the streets in the trial zone. For more information call the shire on 1300 850 600, email saferspeeds@ or on Facebook at Peninsula Safer Speeds

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Limits lowered: Speed limits on 12 rural roads in the southern peninsula such as Stanleys Rd will be reduced by 10 or 20km/h in an effort to reduce crashes causing injury or death. Picture: Yanni

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A TRIAL of lower speed limits across the entire shire was proposed in 2009 by the Monash University Accident Research Centre. The proposal was accepted by shire councillors and officers and a report was prepared and submitted to the Labor state government. It was rejected by then Roads Minister Tim Pallas, who said the government’s preferred approach was to target high-risk areas and reduce speed limits rather than a shire-wide trial. This is the genesis of the cuts to limits on the 13 northern roads and the 12 southern peninsula roads as well as the Rosebud trial. Statistics for the last five-year period available, 2004-2008, show crashes on peninsula rural roads cost the community $33 million, while crashes on residential streets cost $46 million. The shire is aiming for a 15 per cent cut in casualty crashes with 10km/h speed limit cuts on rural and residential roads. Over five years “the community benefit in cost terms would be a saving of about $12 million”.



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Bird guards told to go after beach fight By Keith Platt VULNERABLE hooded plover chicks are being left unguarded at St Andrews beach after volunteer “wardens” were ordered out of the area by Parks Victoria. The Parks ban followed a dog owner allegedly attacking a member of Shorebird Shepherd on Saturday last week as he was protecting two chicks. The assault and subsequent ban has already sparked new calls for dogs to be banned throughout the entire Mornington Peninsula National Park or have them limited to one or two defined areas. Volunteer plover guard Malcolm Brown said he was pushed to the ground after he photographed an unleashed dog at the beach. Mr Brown said the irate dog owner tried to grab the iPhone he had used to take images of the man and his dog. The images were given to police at Rosebud and Parks Victoria, but the next day Parks suspended “all hooded plover wardening and field related volunteering activities within the Mornington Peninsula National Park”. An email from ranger Darren Mitchell said Parks would review the incident and asked that all volunteers be told to keep away. Mr Brown said he had been guarding two nine-day-old plover chicks at St Andrews when tackled to the ground by a dog walker “obviously upset by the national park dog walking regulations”. He said he was left with minor abrasions but believes “the dog walker left the beach with a broken tooth”.

In danger: An adult hooded plover with a chick, left, while another youngster shelters in a footprint. Their human protectors fear few youngsters will survive this breeding season. Pictures: Glenn Ehmke

Volunteers from Shorebird Shepherd said the chicks were alive and well the following day. “While the hooded plover population on the Mornington Peninsula has been stable for many years, this breeding season has been the worst in the past decade,” Mr Brown said. “Of the 50 attempts by hooded plovers to nest in the national park this summer, only three chicks have lived longer than 20 days.” Mr Brown said there were fewer than 600 hooded plovers in Victoria. A spokesman for SPIFFA (Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora and Fauna

Association) said the incident highlighted “problems with having volunteers try to influence public behaviour”. “The one incident shutting the whole shebang down also serves to illustrate the precarious nature of the current situation. Now the birds are officially unsupervised altogether,” he said. “Blind Freddy can see that a crucial level Parks management is not serious about preserving this particular population and that dogs carry more weight than endangered species in this national park.” The spokesman said Parks “barely tolerate the volunteer wardens, but it’s

cheap and looks like they’re actually doing something that has an impact on the threats and, more importantly, keeps the activists busy”. He said members of SPIFFA would be asked to advocate there be no dogs allowed in the national park, which stretches along the coast from Flinders to Portsea. Signatures would be collected for an online petition at the website, which received 200 hits a day. “The organised dog walker people seem to concentrate on the Blairgowrie front beach and pretend that dogs on the back beach issue isn’t in their

remit. I can’t see them raising a peep as a group. “They ignored the working group invitation and dealt themselves out of the management planning. “What are the impediments to providing strategic, dog-friendly beaches that are easily accessible and in a central location, such as Rye back beach and Sorrento back beach and banning dogs in the rest of the national park? “What are the impediments to instituting strictly enforced temporary beach closures to people and dogs during critical times in the breeding cycle (from nesting to fledging)?”

Peninsula tourism triumphs Opera star comes home on the national stage MORNINGTON Peninsula-based tourism operators have continued their winning ways by collecting seven national tourism awards. Sorrento-based Moonraker Dolphin Swims was one of three Victorian winners at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Cairns on Friday 2 March. Mornington Peninsula Tourism’s executive officer Alva Hemming described the awards as “the most prestigious event on the tourism industry calendar”. “This year, seven peninsula businesses qualified to compete in the national tourism awards by winning their

respective categories last November in the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards,” Ms Hemming said. “The outcome was astonishing, with every single peninsula entrant winning an award – gold, silver or bronze.” Moonraker won the ecotourism category outright and collected a gold trophy. The Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat was an entrant in the new product development category and came second (a silver award) to Tasmania’s MONA Gallery. Bronze awards went to Mornington Peninsula Tourism for specialised tourism services; Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, at Red Hill South, in the tour-

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By David Harrison THE shire has ministerial approval in principle for the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA) on the Rosebud foreshore. But final approval is by no means a lay down misere. True, the easy part is out of the way – persuading a minister to ignore his department and its policy to do a favour for some mates. Remember Ventnor, the Phillip Island land rezoning proposal that blew up in Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s face? But first, a telling chronology of the story so far: 23 December 2011: Shire writes to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, seeking approval to build the pool on the Rosebud foreshore. 25 January 2012: Minister Smith’s letter of consent for the application is popped in the mail, stating the pool can be built “at the site of the existing [Rosebud] memorial hall”. 13 February: Shire mayor Cr Frank Martin tells a questioner at a council meeting that “Council is still considering a number of locations for SPA” and that “a decision on a specific location is yet to be made”. 27 February: A council meeting questioner is told by sustainable environment director Stephen Chapple that “council has not yet formally determined the exact location” of the SPA. 28 February: Minister Smith’s letter is stamped “Received” by the shire. One must first commend the minister for his alacrity – especially over the summer holidays. Such matters often gather dust for months, even years, in government departments. Was he pushed or is he a sprinter? Second, one might ask why a letter sent on 25 January was not stamped “Received” at the shire for 34 days. Do letters really take that long to get from the government to the shire offices in Besgrove St, Rosebud? Third, the minister’s letter received at the shire on 28 February specifies a pool location (“at the site of the existing memorial hall”) even though Mr Chapple told the previous night’s council meeting that no location had yet been decided, echoing Mayor Martin’s answer of a fortnight earlier. One must assume that this site was named in the shire’s letter to Minister Smith – apparently signed by Cr Martin, since it is to him that the minister addressed his reply. Either that or Minister Smith is astonishingly, unnervingly prescient – bookies beware! – or perhaps Cr Martin had forgotten the contents of the shire letter to the minister that apparently he signed. What a strange series of events. A letter from the state government takes 34 days to reach Rosebud, and in it the minister has correctly guessed where the shire might want to locate SPA. But there’s more. According to a document available from Minister Smith’s department, “Consent to use and develop coastal Crown land”, an applicant wishing to develop foreshore

land “must outline” seven pieces of information, including: “The proposed use and/or development including plans outlining the extent, scale, materials, colours, etc of the proposal; the location of the proposal; the approximate cost of the proposal; and an assessment of potential impacts and benefits of the proposal.” Did the shire’s letter contain any or all this information? Apparently not, because the minister has a whole list of new questions for the shire to answer – see below. Now Upper House Labor MP Johann Scheffer has joined in. He has said that the minister “must be satisfied [that SPA] could not function unless it were built on the foreshore”. Mr Scheffer asks the minister to provide him “with all the details of how he came to the view that the Aquatic Centre needed to be sited on the foreshore to function”. Local opponents of the foreshore site – not, it must be stressed, of the pool itself – keenly await the minister’s answers to these questions, and the shire’s responses to the information required before permission can be granted to use and develop coastal Crown land. If the shire did provide the information, it certainly has been keeping the public, and possibly councillors, less than fully informed. In response to numerous questions about SPA, the shire has repeatedly declared that no detailed work has yet been done on the project. The best estimate – not from the shire – is that SPA could cost at least $35 million. If the shire did not give Mr Smith all the information his department requires, why did he give what seems to be half-baked consent for the SPA? Did he have a Matthew Guy “Ventnor” moment? Perhaps he was heavied, possibly by Nepean MP and Education Minister Martin Dixon, who boldly promised before the 2010 election that he would ensure the pool was built on the Rosebud foreshore. The shire should release its letter to the minister, so councillors (apart, presumably from the mayor) and the community can see precisely what the shire is proposing – if, indeed, there is any precision in its application at this stage. Whatever information Mr Smith was given, his letter now requires the shire to provide:  Detailed design drawings prepared by a suitably qualified professional;  Evidence of net community benefit that considers the loss of open public space;  A business case for the development, including potential funding options.  An assessment of the design of the proposal against the Siting and Design Guidelines for Structures on the Victorian Coast;  Evidence of broad-based community support for the pool at the proposed site;  A coastal hazard vulnerability assessment “prepared by a suitably qualified professional”;  A detailed traffic assessment that considers the implications of the SPA on local traffic conditions, including parking. Opponents of the foreshore site eagerly await this information, too.

So far no “broad-based community support” has been sought for the pool from ratepayers across the shire. There is support in the immediate area, such as from the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and Rosebud Ward councillor David Gibb. But why shouldn’t we all have a say? This is a huge project. It will likely double the shire’s debt and force rates up. Rather than taking the word of a local lobby group and a local councillor, the shire should hold a plebiscite on SPA at the council elections in October, using the Victorian Electoral Commission to ensure the plebiscite question, or questions, are fairly and impartially phrased – unlike the blatant push-polling already done, with shire cooperation including funds and staff time. “Net community benefit” is Humpty Dumpty language, defined as “an idiosyncratic or eccentric use of language in which the meaning of particular words is determined by the speaker”. As Mr H Dumpty told Alice Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass: “When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” What does “net community benefit” mean? Does the entire peninsula community benefit from the shire spending $35 million to convert a lovely piece of bay foreshore into an enormous multi-storey pool. A pool with an entry fee and an adjoining bitumen car park where people can now picnic, at no cost, on grass beneath trees within metres of a safe beach? As to future coastal hazards, the sea will eventually maroon the pool as it rises and envelops the Rosebud shopping centre. This is no greenie scare campaign, but based on CSIRO predictions. At this stage neither councillors nor the public nor presumably the minister have seen any “detailed design drawings” of the project. Why not? It appears no business case has been done, either, yet councillors voted 6-5 to support the pool. As one of the five against, Cr Leigh Eustace, said, it is a project with “... no budget, no designs ...”. After the Pelican Pantry debacle, one may think councillors would be more circumspect about fact-free high-cost phantasmagoria conjured up by bureaucrats in their employ. Why should peninsula ratepayers be coughing up to build and maintain a facility that will rely on holidaymakers and tourists for patronage, for a few months of the year, but which requires upkeep day in and day out? Does anyone sense another Pelican Pantry millstone? VicRoads’ verdict on the shire proposal is also awaited keenly. In 2009 it belted the shire’s traffic plan out of the park. Example: VicRoads “noted” the five extra pedestrian crossings the shire was proposing across Point Nepean Rd. Imagine the additional traffic snarls they would create on a hot summer weekend. The aquatic centre proposal again comes before councillors at 7pm on Tuesday 13 March at the council chambwer in Queen St, Mornington. Come one, come all – it could be a fun night.

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LABOR MP Jude Perera says the state government’s Protective Service Officers policy is in disarray with Frankston, Kananook and Seaford railway stations missing out. PSO officers have also been promised by Hastings MP Neale Burgess for all stations on the Stony Point to Frankston line, although no date has yet been given for their arrival. Frankston MP Geoff Shaw on Monday said the deployment of PSOs was determined by Victoria Police “to ensure the areas that are in need of priority assistance from these officers are dealt with first”. Mr Perera – whose electorate covers parts of Carrum Downs, Seaford, Langwarrin and Frankston North – said with the current rate of recruitment, it would take nearly 60 years to fill all PSO

positions that the state government promised before the 2010 election. “The government needs to start being honest with commuters and outline when the three stations would have PSO patrolling the platforms as promised,” he said. His criticism came as the first 18 PSOs started work last week after completing a 12-week course at the police academy. A second group of 21 started training last week. The government has promised 940 guards by 2014. Mr Perera said commuters using the three station were missing out “because the government has bungled the rollout of what was considered its flagship law and order policy”.

“The government said Protective Service Officers would be deployed to stations where they were needed most, but Victoria Police can’t do this because most suburban stations don’t have the proper facilities,” he said. Only Frankston had toilets, he said, and there were no detention rooms at the stations. “PSOs are being sent to inner city stations that are already policed and staffed until the last train service each day.” PSOs have the authority to arrest and detain people who are drunk and disorderly. They can search people and property, as well as seize items such as weapons and alcohol. They also can issue on-the-spot fines and directions to ‘move on’ from an area.

Archibald next stage in artist’s career A TOUR of Vicki Sullivan’s online art gallery illustrates her attraction to a varied subjects: from eggshells to cherries, young girls and their mothers to a neighbour’s dog (a Rhodesian ridgeback). A landscape in Venice, Italy, where she was “lucky enough to have some great light” contrasts with the luminous greens of storm surf at her “backyard”, St Andrews Beach. The Rye artist has decided to dip her toe into deeper artistic waters, entering a portrait of Rosebud actor Steve Bastoni in this year’s $75,000 Archibald Prize. “I have been exploring portrait painting and decided to try my luck and enter the Archibald,” she said. A “serious” painter for the past 12 years, Sullivan now feels she has found her “true calling, continuing the traditional painting method of tonal realism in which I am now working”. “This method was initiated by Velazquez, a Spanish artist who was painting in the 1600s and has been expanded on and taught in Australia by Max Meldrum, who ran painting schools in Melbourne,” she said. “Steve Bastoni agreed to sit as my subject for the portrait, and he is very pleased with the final result, as am I. “The subject for the Archibald has to be an Australian distinguished in the arts, science, letters or politics, so Steve fitted the profile with a large body of film, stage and television work and his involvement as co-founder of the Peninsula Short Film Festival.” Paintings to “make it onto the wall” of the Archibalds will be announced on 15 March. Sullivan’s portrait of Bastoni and other works can be seen at www.vickisullivan. com Keith Platt

Centre stage: Actor Steve Bastoni with artist Vicki Sullivan and her entry in this year’s Archibald Prize.

Grand plan: This is the only map or plan of the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre ever publicly released by the shire since the project was first mooted seven years ago – a “mud map” produced by Peddle Thorp Architects in 2008. It shows the Rosebud Memorial Hall at bottom right as part of the two-storey complex. This illustration is of the ground floor only. The Rosebud Yacht Club on the beach is at the top.

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This site would also require removal of Rosebud Motor Boat Squadron. The shire would have to return to Minister Smith for approval of this new site. Foreshore pool opponents the Mornington Peninsula Ratepayers and Residents Association said Mr Smith’s consent was “a Clayton’s approval”. Association president Alan Nelsen said Mr Smith had not actually approved the Rosebud Coastal Management Plan, which had the pool at its heart. “The minister may have given consent, but he

has asked for more information on seven contentious issues,” Dr Nelsen said. These included if the pool had broad-based community support; evidence of so-called net community benefit; a report about coastal vulnerability including storm surges and sea level rise; a proper design of the complex, which the shire had never done; traffic and parking studies; and its economic viability and how the shire would pay for it. Dr Nelsen said another $1 million on reports would have to be spent by the shire, but “we still won’t have certainty”. “The association has never opposed an aquatic

centre in Rosebud, but it must not be built on the foreshore.” He said the shire’s stubborn determination over seven years to secure a foreshore had cost millions. “The cost of the pool has gone up from $18 to more than $30 million. “Frankston gained $12.5 million for its pool from the government, but money is no longer available.” Dr Nelsen, a retired engineer, said building an aquatic centre on the foreshore would cost more than inland. Southern Peninsula News 6 March 2012



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Beach access: Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Frank Martin wants the shire to buy an amphibious wheelchair for the peninsula branch of the Disabled Surfers Association. The Sandcruiser, above, is being used to carry Jenny Angliss-Goodall at this month’s help the trainer day.

Mayor helps disabled surfers MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has come to the aid of the Disabled Surfers Association. After attending a train the helper day held by the newly formed peninsula branch at Point Leo earlier this month, the mayor Cr Frank Martin has now promised money for a Sandcruiser wheelchair. The amphibious wheelchair has extra large tyres that enables it to float and be easily pushed across soft sand. The $5500 being given by the shire will also buy 40 rash vests for the branch to use when it holds its first event for the disabled on Saturday 17 March. Cr Martin has also said he will propose that the DSA’s peninsula branch is one of two charities to share the proceeds of the mayoral dinner on 27

July. Last year’s dinner raised $30,000. Secretary of the DSA’s peninsula branch Ash Gardner said he was “delighted” to receive a call from the mayor announcing his intentions and suggested supporters give Cr Martin “a massive thank you”. Cr Martin was expected to announce the DSA grant at a council meeting in Flinders on Monday 27 February.  Volunteers who missed out on the training can still come to the DSA’s community disabled surfing event at Pt Leo from 9am-2pm on Saturday 17 March. Potential sponsors or volunteers can visit, call Ash Gardner on 0417 362 983 or find the Facebook page by searching for “Mornington Peninsula Disabled Surfers Association”.

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THE tragic death of James Cross almost a year ago in a “dooring” incident led his mother and father – Nicky Martin and Michael Cross – to establish a charitable foundation to support road safety. “Crossy”, 22, was killed while cycling to Monash University on St Patrick’s Day. The inaugural Crossy’s Gig in 2011 at Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza – where more than 1000 people celebrated his life and love of music – raised money for TRAG (Teenagers Road Accident Group) Dr Nicky Martin said this year’s event would help “continue to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of road trauma with a focus on younger road users”. “It will also encourage the safe interface between drivers and cyclists. This will be a cycle and family friendly event in conjunction with Bicycle Network Victoria.” The gig would “celebrate and encourage the development of emerging musical talent on the

peninsula”. “James was a passionate musician, composer and lyricist,” she said. Crossy’s Gig is at The Briars Park, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, from noon-8pm on Sunday 18 March. Bands include Stonefield (pictured), Red Ink, Snowy Belfast, Le Fox, The Scarecrows and Roundhouse as well as DJs. There will be entertainment for children. Cost is $40 adult and $30 concession plus booking fees. Children under 12 are free of charge. Tickets:

Top banker at arts centre FORMER chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System, Dr Alan Greenspan, will conduct a live satellite presentation to Frankston Arts Centre over breakfast later this month. He will speak about current global, political and economic events with a particular focus on the US and Europe and what they mean for the global economy over the next five years. The presentation will be simulcast to several venues in Melbourne and Sydney and anyone with a smart phone will be able to text questions for Dr Greenspan. The event is part of the Global Leaders program, which will bring former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Mornington via live satellite simulcast in August. Frankston and Mornington Peninsula councils have secured hosting rights for these events. The broadcast runs 7.30-9am at Frankston Arts Centre on Thursday 29 March. Tickets are $55 (breakfast included). Book by calling Andrea Gaynor at Frankston Council on 9784 1867 or

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Nepean Conservation Group president Dr Ursula de Jong sees the suburbanisation of the Nepean Peninsula and inappropriate development as major community issues.

Peninsula a victim of its own fatal attraction COASTAL areas such as the Nepean Peninsula, the southern part of the Mornington Peninsula, have been undergoing change faster than most other areas in Victoria. Environmental and heritage overlays have not protected the historic town of Sorrento nor its hinterland. Coastal scenic quality is an amenity that attracts new residents, yet is threatened by new development accompanying them. The pressures of the “sea change” phenomenon, increased tourism and holiday home ownership, and everimproving access have had major impacts. While coastal landscapes, such as that of the Nepean Peninsula are high-

ly valued by the wider community for their scenic beauty and for recreational activities, they are also highly desirable as real estate. One of the consequences of increasing suburbanisation has been the loss of character of place. Balancing the economic, social and infrastructure needs of growing residential and tourism communities with environmental sustainability and the capacity of such a sensitive coastal landscape is a considerable planning conundrum. The Nepean Conservation Group is not against development per se, but we are against inappropriate development. We value our planning overlays – environmental and heritage – and we ask

that they are upheld and enforced. We ask that permit applications are just that – requests to vary the stipulations of the overlays – with very sound reasons to do so. Unfortunately, permission is generally granted for any application, unless there is an objection, and then the outcome is generally a compromise of the overlay. When estate agents take to advertising the new large contemporary ‘MacMansions’ on the Nepean Peninsula as “... it’s just like living in the city…”, we know our character of place has been seriously compromised. How are we going to stop simply transplanting the suburb into our fragile coastal environment?

Diverse activities THE Nepean Conservation Group’s annual general meeting was held on Saturday 18 February at Point Nepean National Park. The NCG deals with issues as diverse as vegetation and development overlays; heritage; townscapes; public access; neighbourhood character; hooded plovers; historic towns and fire protection. In conjunction with Parks Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Shire the NCG coordinates friends groups that care for bushland parks and coastal reserves, for flora and fauna, on the Nepean Peninsula. Viewpoint: Nepean Conservation Group members relaxed on the protected lawns of Point Nepean after their annual general meeting. Above right are committee member Richard Holland, president Ursula de Jong, retiring vicepresident Charles Cayless and Anne Cayless.

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Just kicking back: Kate Strickland and Alysia Morgan in a 1965 Valiant Safari.

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MPs spread word on broadband downside By Keith Platt A FLYING visit to Mornington, Mt Eliza and Frankston by Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull saw him cover issues ranging from snail mail to satellite transmissions. Touring the Dunkley electorate with Liberal colleague Bruce Billson, Mr Turnbull posed for pictures with a historic pillar post box and spoke with electronic communications experts about teleconferencing and the shortcomings of the federal government’s National Broadband Network. In a joint news release, Mr Billson, Opposition small business spokesman, and Mr Turnbull said local small businesses that provided quality teleconferencing services were being “overlooked by the Gillard government in favour of high-cost travel and overseas-owned providers�. Mr Billson said it was disappointing the Commonwealth was overlooking a quality business in his electorate in favour of companies listed on the US stock exchange. He said Mt Eliza-based Express Virtual Meeting had found that more than 70 per cent of departments and agencies commissioning teleconferencing services over the past two years had given business to companies not currently on the Australian Government Telecommunications Arrangements (AGTA) list. “Of these businesses given government contracts not approved under the AGTA, 100 per cent of them were owned by overseas parent companies,� Mr Billson said. “For the period 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2011 almost 558,000 airline bookings were made at a whole-of-government level so it only makes sense to increase the amount of virtual meeting services we use to save the taxpayer and to help

support local business.� It is not known whether the owners of these businesses suggested teleconferencing for MPs, whose trips to Canberra make up a large proportion of their running costs. Between 1 January and 30 June 2011, the Department of Finance and Deregulation approved $10,680 domestic airfare costs for Mr Turnbull and $17,877 for Mr Billson. Most trips were to Canberra. Mr Turnbull said the services provided by Express Virtual Meeting were further evidence that the government’s fibre-to-the-premises approach for the NBN was wasting taxpayers’ money. “Express Virtual Meeting demonstrates that it can provide quality web conferencing within the existing bandwidth and yet to listen to the government you would think conferencing would only be possible over a fibre-to-the-premises network,� Mr Turnbull said. In Mornington the two MPs visited the Post Office Museum to announce it will house items from the former national postal museum. However, efforts to retain an old pillar post box installed near the corner of Main St and the Esplanade were unsuccessful. The pillar box will be removed at the end of the financial year to go on tour around the rest of the country. “But all is not lost as Australia Post has committed to working with the historical society to find another box for it to restore and place on display,� Mr Billson said. “At one stage we thought we weren’t going to have a box at all so I’m pleased that by opening up the dialogue with Australia Post I have been able to help out.�

Pillar to post: Mornington and District Historical Society president Diane White, Bruce Billson and Malcolm Turnbull at the old mailbox loaned to Mornington by Australia Post. The box is to be removed mid-year and Mr Billson has arranged for the society to be given another one to restore and keep.























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Judging by taste, there’s just one snag SAUSAGE used to come in two flavours and two sizes – beef and pork, thick and thin – and were known as “mystery bags” or “bangers”. Times, and sausages, have changed. They are now made from many different meats, combined with vegetables and flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices. Sausages have taken their place on the menus of top restaurants and butchers pride themselves on their sausage-making skills. The evolution of the sausage is a feature at this year’s Red Hill Show on Saturday 24 March. The show society and Mornington Peninsula Gourmet are holding a competition to find the peninsula’s best sausage, according to the educated taste buds of judge Richard Cornish. The award-winning food writer grew up on the peninsula and is a features writer for The Age Epicure. His play Snagtastica about sausagemaking was a hit for several years at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. At Red Hill, professional chefs and butchers will join amateur cooks in the search for the seriously good snag. Their sausages will be cooked by the chef from Green Olive at Red Hill inside the MP Gourmet marquee. Creator of the winning sausage will march in the show’s grand parade. Entry forms are available from the show secretary on 5989 2357 or can be downloaded from and must be lodged by Wednesday 14 March. The 84th Red Hill Show will be open 8.30am-4.30pm on Saturday 24 March with free entry to the show jumping at Boneo Park Equestrian Centre in Rosebud on Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April.


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Equine attraction: Diva the champion blue road Clydesdale mare is returning to this year’s Red Hill Show, but may have to take a back seat to a close relative. Last October Diva gave birth to filly Jada, who is set to be a star attraction at the show. Owners Ron and Mathy Hyder, of Moonrise Farm in Rye, will be on hand to answer questions about Clydesdales. The breed will compete in led, ridden and harness classes.

Birth doco at Monash TWO Frankston women “passionate about women’s choices in childbirth” have organised screening of a new Australian documentary, Face of Birth, at Monash University’s peninsula campus. Meredith McLaren and Sue Holland say the doco “explores the experiences of families who choose to give birth at home, the midwives and health professionals who support them, and a health system that often works against them”. The doco includes interviews with mothers and experts from around Australia and the world including Noni Hazlehurst, Euan Wallace, Sheila Kitzinger and Michel Odent. “The film will be screening at more than 44 venues in Australia and we expect considerable interest,” Ms McLaren said. “The topic of homebirth has been prominent recently due to a legislative debate regarding the regulation of midwives who offer homebirth as a service, the provision of Medicare for these services, and the conditions under which a woman can choose to birth at home.” Money raised from the screening will go to a birth centre in Bali and gift subscriptions to the Australian Breastfeeding Association to be given to Frankston Hospital for patients. Guest speakers will include Rhea Dempsey, a childbirth educator, who appears in the doco. Face of Birth screens at the university’s Building E209 at 7pm on Thursday 15 March. Tickets are $15 prepaid or $20 at the door. Details: Meredith McLaren, 0409 756 595 or Sue Holland, 0425 736 563.

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Neat three bedroom brick home situated in a private court with open plan living, kitchen and meals area. Full bathroom, separate toilet and laundry on easy FDUH EORFN *UHDW Ă&#x20AC;UVW KRPH KROLGD\ RU investment. Quiet Court Position.

TYRONE GOLDEN OLDIE $Q LGHDO KROLGD\ KRPH RU Ă&#x20AC;UVW KRPH WKLV is a great opportunity in a quality location. &RQVLVWLQJ RI P DSSUR[ RI Ă DW ODQG this three bedroom home will not only give you plenty of scope to redevelop (STCA) but a great stepping stone into this tightly held location.

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

20 Gawalla Street, Rye $349,000 VENDOR HITS EJECT BUTTON

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

25 Mathis Avenue, Tootgarook $560,000 WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Absolutely nothing to do but enjoy this immaculate, modern weathertex clad & stone home. Comprises: three double bedrooms, main with WIR & FES, spacious RSHQSODQ NLWFKHQ DQG OLYLQJ DUHD Ă RZLQJ out to large entertaining deck and professionally landscaped gardens. Full bathroom, separate laundry, solar gas HWS, double garage and workshop.

Opportunities like this ought not to be missed. A centrally located solid brick home set on manageable and neat land. Boasting 3 bedrooms, newly renovated kitchen with open plan living/meals, central bathroom, separate toilet and single carport, with extra parking space. Ideal investment opportunity as currently tenanted until December. Inspection by appointment.

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

4 Leawarra Street, Rye $495,000 FAMILY FIRST

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

4 Silver Wattle Close, Rosebud West $499,000

Well presented brick home situated on an elevated block of 719m2. Comprises: three bedrooms, main with ensuite, open plan kitchen and living area, formal lounge and dining, full bathroom, separate toilet, laundry and studio. Suit all buyers.

SILVER WATTLE Need peace and quiet? This well presented family home is situated at the end of a quiet court surrounded by quality homes and a Shire reserve. The home comprises: three bedrooms, study, ensuite, large open plan living, dining and modern kitchen leading out to undercover BBQ entertaining deck and then through the back gate to a walking track skirting nature reserve. Full bathroom, separate toilet, ducted heating SOXVJDVORJĂ&#x20AC;UHGRXEOHJDUDJHDQGPXFK more.

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

6 Alathea Court, Rye $495,000 - $535,000

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

14 Wondaree Street, Rye $540,000 THE OUTLOOK Quality four bedroom home situated high on the hill with level entry. This home has excellent tree top, bay and Arthurs Seat views from the large north-east facing deck. Also comprises two good living areas, two toilets and separate laundry. Light bright open plan kitchen and dining area. Corner block. Good value.

TOWNSHIP POSITION Situated just a short walk into Rye shops, restaurants and beach sits this quality brick home on an elevated low maintenance block. Home comprises three good size bedrooms, main with ensuite and WIR, two separate living areas and three toilets. Large laundry, modern kitchen with walk in pantry and double garage with internal access to house. Fantastic holiday investment or permanent home. Inspect anytime.

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

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Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842


03 5985 8800

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Set your amazement level to stun STUNNING from every angle, this magnificent, architect-designed home is a breathtaking example of a home showcasing the ultimate in style and luxury. The quality on display is evident from the moment you enter the property with security gates across the fully sealed driveway that leads to the double garage. As you make your way up a set of merbau timber steps to the front door, glance across to the tiers of landscaping that adorn the entrance to the home. A limestone feature wall separates the entrance from the first of three living areas with a polished, spotted gum timber walkway leading directly to an internal staircase that takes you up to the second level. The kitchen is very elegant with stainless-steel, twin-drawer dishwasher, tiled floors, under-bench oven and rangehood. There is an adjoining meals area that overlooks a second lounge room and from both positions you can access the main entertainment deck. A full length set of bi-fold doors can be opened to enlarge the living areas considerably and bring the outdoors right to you. The expansive deck area has a second section around the corner of the home with a rotunda-style platform. From this elevated position you can enjoy the views across the treetops to the waters of Port Phillip Bay. Three of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five bedrooms are on the first floor along with a third bathroom and laundry. The immaculate master bedroom is on the second level and has a walk-in robe and ensuite plus private access to the balcony.

Address: 116 Dundas Street, RYE Price: $960,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $1.025 million Agency: John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 Agent: John Kennedy, 0401 984 842

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Your own private oasis

A position that’s just beachy

THE home at this blue-ribbon address offers superb Port Philip Bay views, tranquillity and a fabulous leafy backdrop. Designed by Marklews, the spacious four-bedroom plus study tri-level family home is on 2656 square metres (approx) of well-landscaped gardens, which the design of the home embraces to bring the outdoors right to you. The home features both formal and informal living areas with gas heating, a wood fire and split-system heating and cooling. All fixtures and fittings are of high quality, especially the centrally located kitchen, which has stainless-steel appliances and plenty of cupboard and bench space. An adjoining family room has access to a paved entertaining area, complete with outdoor spa. With views of the bay from just about every room – heightened by the beautiful and extensive private gardens and lawns – this is a private oasis.

ONLY minutes from Rosebud beaches and shops, this lovely brick home offers openplan living with an outlook to an established garden. There are three bedrooms, all with built-in robes, and a dual-entry bathroom for the main bedroom. The living area includes a kitchen and meals area plus living room and there is gas heating. Set on a 663-square metre block with a wide frontage, there is room for extra vehicles, and a paved driveway leads up to a wide carport. The property, with its fine location, would make a great investment or retirement home.

Address: 2 Parkes Street, McCRAE Price: On application Agency: Stockdale & Leggo, 1089 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 5986 8600 Agent: Amanda Kaye, 0408 888 607



1HDUQHZPXOWLOHYHOFRQWHPSRUDU\KRPHZLWKOX[XU\ÀWRXW*DUDJHOHYHOVHUYLFHG by lift to upper living areas, 2 decks and patio area make this a great entertainer, bi-fold doors open up the house to this amazing environment. Overlooking main boat mooring area and future retail/restaurant precinct nearby. A place for relaxing or enjoy some of the best of Port Phillip.

Roger McMillan 0410 583213


11 Wilfred Street A REAL BEACH BEAUTY



Roger McMillan 0410 583213

Stunning 2-storey brick residence with beautiful bay views, set on a low maintenance block of approx. 960sqm. 3-month-old total renovation. Three superb bedrooms all with ensuite. Fabulous new modern kitchen & bathrooms. Expansive decks on both levels. Street level entry to main living area & two bedrooms, third bedroom & living area on the lower level. Dble remote garage with internal entry. Workshop/storage area under house – not a cent to spend.


Lot 1, 32 Burrell Street BEACHES AND CAFES

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‘Expressions of Interest’

230 Bruce Road 30 ACRES (12.46ha) NEXT TO MARINA

Next to Martha Cove Marina and Freeway. Excellent access to Melbourne and suburbs. Secluded 3 bedroom home with large open plan living and outdoor entertainment area, home theatre, fully equipped with a/c machinery shed and other outbuildings.

Steve Edmund 0419 396 976

$349,000 - $385,000

Vacant land of approx 263 square metres, 2 doors from McCrae beach and foreshore and directly behind the McCrae Cafe strip. Opposite the lighthouse, yacht club and life saving club. Comes with approved plans for a 2 storey, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Inspection by appointment only.

Roger McMillan 0410 583213

Steve Edmund 0419 396976

Steve Edmund 0419 396 976

211B Point Nepean Road, Dromana. Phone 5981 8181




Steve Edmund 0419 396 976

Situated on Rosebud/McCrae border, only 200m to the foreshore & McCrae Plaza, is this ultra-modern, 2yo, 2 storey townhouse. A private & secure rear property of 2, with sep driveway. O/plan living with stainless Euro appliances. 3BRs with BIR’s, or 2& a study. 2 bathrooms plus ducted heating & cooling. Double remote lock-up garage with internal access. Small easy to maintain courtyard garden.Easy walk to McCrae Village or Rosebud Central. Excellent tenants with a return of $19,239.96pa

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Address: 28 Keogh Street, ROSEBUD Price: $359,000 Agency: T Hobson Real Estate 1245 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 5986 8811 Agent: Alex Menassa, 0419 328 775



Helm’s deep

Proud Mary

A LIFESTYLE of the rich and famous could be yours with rooftop parties and water views. With an outlook across Martha Cove marina, this contemporary home has a luxurious interior that makes for the perfect home base from which to enjoy the delights of the peninsula. There is access to the home from street level or from a separate laneway into the garage. Complete with lift to the first level, you get a inner-city apartment luxury with this tri-level home. Two expansive paved deck areas make for wonderful entertainment places as you gaze across the water at yachts coming and going, and from higher up you can see across to Arthurs Seat. The first floor comprises a lounge, separate study, powder room and the kitchen and family room. Upstairs are the three bedrooms, a third living area with bar and a second bathroom.

IMMACULATELY presented, a variety of materials has been used to create this home that shows real character in combining rustic elements with flashes of modern luxury. High-pitched timber ceilings in the lounge room and kitchen and meals area create a nice sense of space. The lounge room is well-positioned with an aspect that offers plenty of sunlight and a glimpse of the bay can be seen from the entertainment deck outside. Slate tile floors and tiimber dados also feature prominently and, amid all this, an absolutely stunning bathroom almost seems out of place. With a modern, neutral decor and fashionable downlights, there is a beautiful vanity unit with cupboards plus another storage unit and a bath, toilet and shower. There are two established bedrooms, and a third could be created from one of the two extra living areas either upstairs or down if required. The gardens are in excellent condition with the rear garden a particular feature, having a Zen quality with white pebbles and sculptured hedges.

Address: 37 Helm Avenue, SAFETY BEACH Price: $1.1 million Agency: Roger MacMillan Real Estate, 211b Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5981 8181 Agent: Roger MacMillan, 0410 583 213

Address: 2 Mary Street, DROMANA Price: $465,000 Agency: Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 193 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5987 3233 Agent: Melissa Walker, 0407 505 555

Rye 24 Cooraminta Road Oceanbeach Resort Just 450m from a track to the ocean beach, escape to this brilliant 5 bedroom coastal masterpiece nestled among the Moonah trees. Ideal as an investment property (with current returns of $5,000 p/w), luxury weekender or sensational family home, picture yourself enjoying leisurely meals alfresco on the huge north facing entertaining deck while the children cool off in the sparkling inground pool and spa. Inside, a well designed and versatile floor plan provides three living areas, a choice of two master bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, anchored by the mellow warmth of polished Blackbutt timber floors. Includes a superb stone and stainless steel kitchen, remote gates, two-hole putting green and child friendly rear yard.





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As advertised Sat 17th March - 3pm 168 / B11 Rye 2361 Point Nepean Road 3941 5985 9333 Mal McInnes 0415 502 316 Kristine Frost 0421 767 539

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96:,)<+:6<;/+\LSSZ9VHK MUST BE SOLD ON THE DAY 3BR house on large allotment ideal for a home handyman. Home consist of lounge, kitchen meals area, bathroom with sep shower. Lockup garage, low maintenance gardens. Solid investment. Must be sold.

Auction: Sat March 10 2012 @ 11am Inspect Sat from 10.30am

Gary Barrett 0415 479 896

96:,)<+>,:; 7HYR(]LU\L CHERISHED VILLAGE LOCATION Just metres away from shopping village, beach and public transport this home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living, games room and secure parking. Set on approximately 800m2, big enough for you to redevelop (STCA) or just enjoy the space this home has to offer. A realistic vendor keen to sell and move on.

Diamond in the rough

Auction: Sat March 10 2012 @ 2pm Inspect Sat from 1.30pm

BUDGET buying just got a whole lot better with this polished gem. The location is ideal, being close to schools, parks and the beach, and the condition throughout is very tidy. There are polished floorboards throughout the open-plan living areas and large windows let the light stream in. There are three bedroom and one bathroom. A bonus is the separate bungalow and double garage located futher down the block, which measures approx 750 square metres and is securely fenced. The property is currently let with a return of $1347 per calendar month and would make a good investment with very little maintenance required and a popular position that is sure to grow in value.

Gary Barrett 0415 479 896

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Address: 94 Morris Street, TOOTGAROOK Price: $380,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $410,000 Agency: Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 6555 Agent: Glenn Key, 0402 445 208

Rosebud West 1649 Pt Nepean Rd 5981 1200

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$319,000 ROSEBUD

Original Charmer

Cosy cottage with yesteryearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charm found in one of Rosebudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more sought after locations. Includes original 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen plus high ceilings and fancy cornice throughout. Formal lounge with gas heating, separate informal living area plus a family bathroom and internal laundry. With a single drive through garage, a variety of well established fruit trees and all set on a private treed block, this cute little home is something out of the ordinary.

It All Starts Here

Solid 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style three bedroom brick home on a generous 760m2 allotment in tree lined street. Perfect renovation project or leave the existing tenant in place paying $260 a week and take advantage of the approved planning permit for a two lot subdivision that retains the existing home. Features a classic floorplan with formal lounge, kitchen, separate meals and great sized bedrooms. Parking at the end of the street.

$339,000 ROSEBUD

Simple, Easy-Care Living

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This fantastic two bedroom brick home is presented in superb condition from top to bottom. Features include a north facing living area with both gas heating & air-con, a well fitted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kitchen with adjoining meals area. Both of the generous bedrooms have built in robes, plus brand new bathroom, all with a warm, homely feel. Set behind a picket front fence along with remote garage, workshop or bungalow and undercover BBQ area.

$399,000 ROSEBUD


Breathing new life into real estate

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Family Entertainer

Great Presentation & Beachside Location

2 1 2

Low maintenance living just 500m from the sand! Superbly maintained home set behind established front gardens, enjoys spacious north facing open plan living with both gas heating and air-conditioning. A well fitted kitchen, master bedroom with WIR, large bathroom complete with spa bath and second bedroom with BIR. All complemented by a single carport, sealed driveway and paved outdoor area.

$499,000 ROSEBUD

Impressive family home on a superb 1257m2 corner allotment in Rosebud South. Two large living zones, study, separate meals area and a stylish Blackwood timber kitchen. Fabulous family bathroom with feature spa bath set under a huge glass atrium. Ideal entertainer with swimming pool and paved BBQ area. Set behind feature fencing with a large circular driveway,well maintained gardens, double carport plus three car brick garage.

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Move Right On In

2 1 1

Superbly presented 3 bedroom brick veneer home found in a quiet tree lined cul-de-sac features a generous living, large galley style kitchen with stone bench tops and meals area. Plus built in robes to each bedrooms, GDH, new carpet, window furnishings and light fittings, along with great outdoor entertaining, double carport, colour bond garage and large paved driveway, all situated just a short walk to golf course, tennis courts and corner store.

$549,000 ROSEBUD

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a quality built home in better than new condition, then look no further! With 3 living areas + a great alfresco area with concealed roll down blinds making it perfect for entertaining. 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & plenty of storage make this a great home for couples or small families with a fully landscaped backyard. A double remote garage gives internal access to the laundry, 2 garden sheds ideal for storage/ workshop & solar hot water service.

SHOP 9, 967-991 PT NEPEAN RD, ROSEBUD Page 8

$358,000 ROSEBUD

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Bay Views & Priced To Sell

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Set on a large 960m2 block is this attractive and spacious three bedroom family home with bay views and easy living all on one level. In superb condition with formal lounge, light and airy open plan kitchen, meals and living areas and wraparound deck. Walk in robe & ensuite to master bedroom plus built in robes to the other two bedrooms. Double remote control garage, underhouse storage, large workshop and many other features to delight the fastidious buyer.

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D SOL 6/12 Vicki Court, Rosebud

16 Anthony Court, Rye



2 Yannuga Street, Rye



Offers invited - You may be pleasantly surprised Offers are invited for this 41sq rendered brick home positioned on the rise of a natural block of approx. 727m2. Designed to take in the views, this impressive property offers hydronic heating throughout plus s/ system upstairs to ensure your comfort all year round plus tinted windows. Upstairs features stylish open plan living including rumpus room accentuated by jarrah ÀRRULQJDQGH[WHQVLYHGHFNLQJ

CONTACT: Cathy 0400 867 154

BLAIRGOWRIE 52 Revell Street


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Want to be part of the famous Blaigowrie village lifestyle and beach? That’s easy once you become the new proud owner of this rendered brick home close to the village yet pocketed away. Situated on allotment of approx 1204m2 the property has been renovated to a high standard with nothing left to do unless you want to extend and is ideal for permanent living or as a weekend retreat.

CONTACT: Cathy 0400 867 154

$340,000 - $375,000

Rare dress circle opportunity

Come Revel in Revell


RYE 35 Locksley Road

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A rare opportunity is now on offer to those seeking to purchase an exceptional parcel of land in a prime position. With so few chances to secure a fully serviced and cleared premium block within 500m of the beach and shops, yet have the potential to still enjoy a relaxing lifestyle, this 792m2 (approx) allotment has to represent savvy buying. Check it out for yourself - you will have to agree this has to be the best buy on offer today!

CONTACT: Cathy 0400 867 154

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14 Coral Close Rosebud IDEAL FOR THE GROWING FAMILY œLggjYc]f\g^Jgk]Zm\œDYj_],Z]\jggeÇ*danaf_ j]f\]j]\Zja[cn]f]]j`ge]œ?<@Çkhdalkqkl]eÇ mf\]j[gn]jgml\ggjkhYœHj]k]flkYkf]o œ9kcaf_,11$(((œGh]f>gjAfkh][lagfKYlmj\Yqk *&((Ç*&+(hegjYfqlae]ZqYhhgafle]fl Price $499,000 Inspect :qYhhgafle]fl Contact Jgk]Zm\G^^a[]-10.0.((

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30 Bienias Crescent Tootgarook Sold Prior To Auction

Outstanding results continue through February. Homes urgently required in all price brackets.

29 Cain Road Rye Sold at Full Price

Phone for a totally obligation free market appraisal today

5985 6555 A family owned and operated business

31 Timmins Crescent Rye

4 Bernard Road Rye

Sold in 2 Days

Sold - Delighted Vendors, Delighted Purchasers

5985 6555

2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye VIC 3941

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Rye Vendors Instructions - Sell Now!




$420,000-$470,000 38 Tuerong Street

Contact Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

Safety Beach This Time itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for Real! - Bay Views - Safety Beach




Rye One Block From The Beach And Shops!





AUCTION: 31st March 1pm 1 Tonkin Street

$420,000 - $460,000 25 Weeroona Street

Contact Ian Oldstein 0408 994 705

Contact Brendan Adams 0419 566 944



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Rye What a great spot!


Rye Hidden Gem




$300 p/w

$300 p/w



Rye Modern Family Home



 Rye Neat, Clean, Tidy Home




$330 p/w

$285 p/w



2115 Point Nepean Road, Rye

5987 9000




$950,000 - $1 MILLION

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PARADISE CALLING! – 4 BEDROOMS PLUS RUMPUS IN EDEN PARK! A beautiful garden setting and a big 989M2 lot only a short stroll from the Wetlands complement this stylish BV Home,offering 24.5 squares of zoned living plus alfresco plus an oversized auto d/garage with rear r/door & internal access. With 4 generous bedrooms (large master with FES, Insitu shower/ WIR),formal entry & lounge with gas log fireplace,a superb caesar stone kitchen with s/steel appliances, dining alcove, a bright spacious living room & a big separate rumpus room. Including 9’ceilings, ducted heating ,decorative cornice,& extensive paved areas for Boat & Caravan. NOTE: DISABLED FRIENDLY FEATURES!

Inspect Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment

14 Antony Drive



A MASTERPIECE IN SUMMERFIELDS CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS AND INVESTORS - AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY One of the last remaining large development opportunities in Mornington is now offered for sale for the first time in over 20 years! This superb property boasts a huge 3888M2 approx. allotment offering the utmost in convenience with Bentons Square shopping centre, public transport, and Main Street just minutes away and access to all the facilities that the Peninsula has to offer. Included is a substantial, well presented 4 bedroom brick veneer home with FES & WIR to master, 2 separate living areas, open fire place, ducted heating, 9x6M auto garage/workshop & tennis court.

Exciting architecture and flawless presentation combine with this superb 5 bedroom+study home. Enjoy the grand staircase, polished timber flooring & high ceilings, deluxe granite kitchen, large living areas upstairs & down, alfresco area & outside is a tropical oasis with lovely sunlit decks & landscaped gardens with side access. Including FES & WIR to master, 2 more bathrooms, 4 air conditioning units, ducted vacuum, gas log fire & auto double garage. Built with pride and no expense spared.

Inspect by appointment 4 Lakeview Grove

10 Maxwell Street




Inspect by appointment

$520,000 - $560,000

A BIG CHUNK OF BLUE RIBBON REAL ESTATE Ideally positioned opposite parkland & literally only a stones throw from vibrant Main Street, this superb, level 1007M2 allotment represents a once-only opportunity to purchase vacant land in the prestigious & tightly held ‘Golden Triangle’ of Mornington. Whether as a slice of paradise for your new luxury home, or as a potential development site with 2 street frontages, this fine property is central to the boutique shopping & cafes, delightful beaches & parks that Mornington offers

Inspect by appointment

42 Barkly Street




“ASH GROVE” – A DELIGHTFUL 2 ACRES IN MOOROODUC! Perfectly positioned 2 km from Peninsula Link, opposite the Polo fields, and only a 5 minute drive from Mornington, this securely watered, level 2 acre property [approx.8080m2]includes a spacious and stylishly renovated BV home offering 25 squares of living, a huge 9x22M shed with 3 phase power, and a solar heated I.G. pool. With 4 double bedrooms plus study, 3 full bathrooms/W.C.’s , 3 S/S R/Cycle air/cond’s., security system, water available from tanks, bore and dam, & an abundance of fruit trees. Included is a secured free-range chicken complex for 200 – 250 birds for egg production & chicken breeding, & 12 irrigated vegetable beds. NOTE:COULD SUIT DUAL LIVING OR B&B.

It will be a treat for the whole family in this stylish BV home offering approx. 21sq. of living with 3 bedrooms and study (FES/WIR), formal lounge & dining rooms, quality kitchen with s/steel appliances inc. dishwasher, family/meals area, big rumpus & double garage with rear roller door. Ducted heating & cooling, combustion heater, covered,paved entertaining room & a delightful sunny timber deck. So nice to come home to!

Inspect Sat 2-2.30pm or by appointment. 88 Harrap Road

833 Derril Road

5975 7733

Inspect Sat 4-4.30pm or by appointment

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For Sale

6 Terrigal Street, Mornington

For Sale

Time To Invest

For Sale

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)DQWDVWLFRSSRUWXQLW\WRRZQDĂ&#x20AC;YHEHGURRP home in Mount Martha close to Bentons Square shopping centre and schools. With a large family in mind this home has a formal lounge and dining room, grand size master bedroom with bay window, good size ensuite and walk in robe. A master chef kitchen overlooking an open plan meal and family area, great for large family JDWKHULQJV)RXUPRUHEHGURRPVDQGPDLQ EDWKURRPWRUHDURIKRPH'/8*ZLWKUHDU access and Plenty of room in the back yard for a pool.

Price: $339,000 Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

Price: $520,000 - $570,000 Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

1/3 Turnball Street, Mornington Blue Chip Location

For Sale

For Sale

2/3 Turnball Street, Mornington Own Title, Super Location

Located in the most enviable street in 0RUQLQJWRQWKLVH[HFXWLYHOLIHVW\OHLVZDLWLQJ for you. This o/plan single level townhouse provides a feeling of space, an abundance RIOLJKWDQGH[FHOOHQWDFFHVVWRWKHRXWVLGH landscaped areas. With 3 bedrooms, main ZLWKIXOOHQVXLWH :,5ODUJHEDWKURRPVHS ZFSIE¡V TXDOLW\FDUSHWWKURXJKRXW0RGern kitchen with European s.s appliances &HDVHUVWRQHEHQFKWRSVGXFWHGKHDWLQJ VSOLWV\VWHP$& WKHUH¡VSOHQW\RIVWRUDJH Conveniently located.

This superb 2/3 bedroom home is on LWVRZQWLWOHDQGIHDWXUHVVW\OH TXDOLW\ WKURXJKRXW:LWKJORZLQJSROLVKHGĂ RRUV GHOX[HNLWFKHQZLWK&HDVHUVWRQHEHQFKWRSV and European appliances, together with gas ducted heating and split system cooling. A north facing deck, fully landscaped surURXQGV GRXEOHORFNXSJDUDJHFRPSOHWHV DQLQYLWLQJĂ&#x20AC;QLVKZKLFKZRXOGQRWGLVDSSRLQW the most discerning buyer. Walk to Main 6WUHHW EHDFK

Price: $780,000 Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982

Price: $760,000 Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982

1/14-16 Lucerne Avenue, Mornington Gorgeous Beachside Townhouse

For Sale

Price: $660,000 - $695,000 Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583


Price: $1,000,000 Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982

4/44 Bentons Road, Mount Martha Single Level Excellence This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa offers the perfect layout for the discerning buyer. :LWKVXSHULRUTXDOLW\Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHV Ă&#x20AC;WWLQJVWKLV VLQJOHOHYHOGHVLJQLVRSHQ VSDFLRXV /DUJHZLQGRZV WKHLQWHUQDOFRXUW\DUG invite natural light into all rooms, while a paved patio takes entertaining outdoors. Beautiful granite bench tops throughout the spacious kitchen with great storage that every chef will appreciate. Gas heating, air-conditioning. Close to Dava shops, Dava KRWHO EHDFK

This gorgeous home has been tastefully GHFRUDWHGZLWKTXDOLW\Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHVDQGĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJV $SSUR[VTLQVL]HZLWKPDVWHUEHGURRP )(6 :,5RQWKHJURXQGOHYHOWKDWOHDGV into a open plan living area spilling out into alfresco outdoor entertaining area. Gourmet kitchen with granite bench tops, porcelain WLOHV,QWHUQDODFFHVVIURPWKHGRXEOHORFN up garage.Separate laundry and powder room. Top level, 2 double bedrooms, separate living / study area, main bathroom and spa.

For Sale

5 Dale Court, Mount Martha Fabulous Five

Price Guide: $550,000 - $590,000 Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

For Sale

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For Sale – Sorrento

For Sale – Seaford




Friday 16 March at 11am

Sorrento Gem



ͻϮƚŽŝůĞƚƐ͕ϯŽĸĐĞƐΘůƵŶĐŚƌŽŽŵͻDŽĚĞƌŶĮƚŽƵƚ͘ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 /ŶĐŽŶũƵŶĐƟŽŶǁŝƚŚ:ĂĐŽďƐΘ>ŽǁĞͲĞŶŶĞƩƐ David Toms 0418 995 366

Sale Price: $635,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Seaview Glass

Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503 Email: gary& for EOI documents

Sale Price: $169,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking expressions of interest from respondents wishing to lease the café area known as “Pelican Pantry” at the Pelican Park Leisure ĞŶƚƌĞ͕ůŽĐĂƚĞĚŽŶƚŚĞĨŽƌĞƐŚŽƌĞŝŶDĂƌŝŶĞWĂƌĂĚĞ͕,ĂƐƟŶŐƐ͘


For Sale – Mornington

For Sale – Portsea





For Sale – Tootgarook

For Sale – Somerville

EOI close 5pm Wed, March 21 2012

Milk Bar







One of Mornington’s longest established hair salon is on the market, the rent is ĐŚĞĂƉĂŶĚƚŚĞůŽĐĂƟŽŶŝƐŐƌĞĂƚ͕ϭϬĐƵƫŶŐƐƚĂƟŽŶƐĂŶĚƌŽŽŵĨŽƌďĞĂƵƚLJ͘dŚŝƐŝƐ ĂŶŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJŶŽƚƚŽďĞŵŝƐƐĞĚ͘WƌŝĐĞĚƚŽƐĞůů͘

Sale Price: $62,000 + SAV Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503

Sale Price: $225,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $95,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $75,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

For Sale – Mornington

For Sale – Dromana


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Sale Price $250,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Brand New In Dromana

Calling All Foodies

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'ƌĞĂƚŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽƐĞĐƵƌĞƚŚŝƐƵŶŝƋƵĞĐĂĨĠͬƉƌŽǀĞĚŽƌĞůŽĐĂƚĞĚ ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJŽƉƉŽƐŝƚĞƚŚĞďĞĂĐŚŽŶWƚEĞƉĞĂŶZĚ͘dŚŝƐůŝĐĞŶĐĞĚĐĂĨĠ enjoys strong, regular clientele, solid takings, great lease terms ĂŶĚƚŚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽĨƵƌƚŚĞƌŝŵƉƌŽǀĞ͘dŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŝƐĞdžƚƌĞŵĞůLJ ǁĞůůƉƌŝĐĞĚƚŽƐĞůůĂƐǀĞŶĚŽƌƐĂƌĞŵŽǀŝŶŐŽŶƚŽŽƚŚĞƌǀĞŶƚƵƌĞƐ͘

Sale Price: $195,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price $95,000 + SAV Contact Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $530,000 Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184






For Sale – Mornington Peninsula


For Sale – Frankston

Raw Sugar

Fish & Chips






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Sale Price: $169,000 + SAV

Sale Price: $129,000

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Sale Price $450,000 Contact Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454


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Cutting edge business

Where there’s smoke

A & J Shaver and Clipper Repairs is a unique niche business, easily run from a home base. It has been operating for more than 15 years and specialises in sales and servicing of all types of shavers, clippers and razors. The clientele includes veterinarians, equine centres, dog grooming studios, horse studs and produce stores. The business is being sold with a custom-built Ford Transit van and 100-square metre workshop. Enquiries about the purchase of the operator’s home are also invited.

ARGUABLY one of the most popular eating establishments in town, the Smokehouse Restaurant of Sorrento is on Ocean Beach Road and has stood the test of time for more than 20 years. There is seating for 90 and wheelchair access. A long lease is offered and the business shows good profits.

Mobile business, MORNINGTON PENINSULA Price: $150,000 + sav Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Gary Ralph, 0418 535 503

Restaurant, SORRENTO Price: $635,000 + SAV Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Russell Murphy, 0407 839 184

Landmark hospitality venue THE Atrium is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s largest and best-known restaurant and function centres, offering sports and casual bar areas, an 80-seat restaurant and a function room with individual seating for 400 (220 with tables). There is also a large outdoor patio and the building’s signature atrium reception area. The highly flexible complex also features a three-bedroom manager’s residence and parking for 85 cars. It caters for wedding receptions and conferences, casual family dining and customers drawn from the surrounding housing development as well as from further afield. There are two fully operational commercial kitchens, two walk-in coolrooms, a walk-in freezer and chef’s office. Function centre and restaurant, SAFETY BEACH Price: On application Agency: Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 193 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5987 3233

A kiss that excites OFFERED for sale for the very first time, the Garlic Kiss Restaurant in Mornington is a popular eating destination open for lunch five days a week and dinner four days a week. The interior is split level and has a vibrant decor. The operators close the restaurant for five weeks each year so there is plenty of scope to improve the business. Garlic Kiss shows good takings and is realistically priced.

Restaurant, MORNINGTON Price: $250,000 + SAV Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Kevin Wright, 0417 564 454

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Food to make you smile

Slice of life

WITH a modern fit-out, this sandwich bar has a good position in the downstairs food court of Frankstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bayside Shopping Centre. Offering a healthy alternative for the lunchtime crowd, there is a large display case and a brightly presented menu board. The business trades seven days a week and sells sandwiches, foccacias, roast meats and drinks.

WONDERFULLY located at the beach end of Main Street, Mornington, this business has been established for two and a half years and serves gourmet pizzas. The equipment is still in as-new condition with the commercial kitchen featuring a highcapacity pizza oven, capable of cooking 60 pizzas an hour. There is seating for 24 inside and 20 outside with no home delivery service. Trading hours are Tuesday to Sunday 4pm to 9pm.

Takeaway, FRANKSTON Price: $130,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne Street Frankston, 9781 1588

Pizza shop, MORNINGTON Price: $150,000 Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne Street Frankston, 9781 1588

Business Sales Specialists

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 COMMERCIAL CLEANING Est 21 years with long standing loyal clients in Dandenong, Moorabbin and Carrum Downs. Leave over Xmas and New Year. Vendor now wishes to retire.




Only 5 days! Seats 8 inside & Great location in trendy Red Hill, Telecommunications & electronics, more outside, has coolroom & lovely views, well presented. 6 computing & entertainment, Optus equipment is in good working stations, 2 basins, laundry, beauty mobile & broadband contracts. order. ATM on premises, attractive room, staff room. Easy to run with Well presented in main street, 24/7 shop with side delivery. Ample 2 full time staff. 7 years remaining security system, 5 ½ days. parking. on lease.


$49,950 + sav

$45,000 + sav

Milk bar lines, some takeaways. Selling healthy options e.g. sushi, Large double storey 3 bdm salads, pasta, noodles, coffee etc. Busy food court kiosk, opens 7 days residence in high density residential 9am-5pm, cheap rent. Can be fully area with captured market. Spacious shop est. 20+ years NPDQDJHG&RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV PRICE SLASHED E

$57,500 + F/Fee

Large, corner position, with large windows overlooking attractive courtyard. Seats 36 in & 15 outside. Commercial kitchen. Trains young adults with special needs. 6 days.

$65,000 + sav





Written contract with large co-ed college. 12 casual staff. Early morning and afternoon work 5 days a week. Est 30+ years. Stock included. Husband retired, must sell and move on.

Attractive shop fully renovated, in prime area. Seats 40 inside & 6 outside. Good equipment. 2 bdm accomm upstairs. New lease DYDLODEOH*UHDWÂżUVWEXVLQHVV

Now relocated from the jetty to large premises with huge frontage. )UHVKÂżVKGHOLYHUHGGD\VDZHHN DQGÂżOOHWHGRQSUHPLVHV*RRG long lease, owner will train. Urgent sale due to ill health.


NOW $95,000





Sales, installation & servicing for commercial & domestic, specializing in apartment/gated community style access control systems. All major brands. Client base 1500-2000.

Major account of 8 yrs plus many stores, makes security lanyards. All machinery in excellent condition inc straightening & cutting machine, 6 stamping machines, wire cutting machine, 6 presses.

$95,000 + sav

Attractive shop in commercial/ All repairs inc truck, trailer & marine, retail food court of large complex. in large factory with hoist. Good Excellent, expensive equipment. GLVSOD\URRPRIÂżFH2QO\RQH Pizza, pasta, chips, salads & Chinese in Frankston & surrounds doing Interlock. Long standing clients inc food etc. corps. Ozone safe air-con service.

$110,000 + sav

$100,000 + sav

NOW $100,000

One of 32 franchises in Aust, worldwide organization. Full training in all aspects of teaching, marketing & admin. Exclusive territory, unique curriculum, operation manual. Repeat enrolments.

$50,000 + sav

$79,000 + sav

$75,000 + sav



600 clients. Works Tue to Thurs. 7DNLQJSD:%3URÂżW app $45,000. Great part-time business. Huge potential.





$120,000 + sav

$98,000 + sav



Well set up factory close to many car yards, some of which are major clients. Always busy, bookings essential, prices range from $25 to $280. Short hours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 days 8am to 4pm.


$120,000 + sav

$145,000 + sav







Licensed, dine in & takeaway. Only one in S/Centre. Very clean, great kitchen, fantastic equipment. Seats 36 inside & outside. Can change usage with landlord approval.

Prime Main St position, very close to beach and park. Opens 7 days DPWRSPUHFHQWÂżWRXWVHDWV 8 out & 5 inside. Also has very livable 2 bedroom dwelling.

By day a cafĂŠ/restaurant and by night a Latin night spot. Good seating in & out, upstairs function rooms for weddings etc. Prime main road position, huge potential.

Wonderful shop in food court of large S/C, great kitchen. Huge WDNLQJV5HÂżWGRQHRQO\\HDUV ago. Owner willing to run business for 2 years if wanted.

Large well equipped shop with all baking done on site. Fully managed, very busy, seat 20 in & 8 out. Large storage area under shop with separate access. Trades 7 days.

Busy well known store in country Vic town, only one in area. Newsagency, bottle store, sandwich bar. 2 large coolrooms, storage area, garage, function/ dining room. 4 BR house attached.



$170,000 + sav

$220,000 + sav

$290,000 + sav

$295,000 + sav

$299,000 + sav






Nepean Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;way opposite beach. Seating for 80+, licensed indoors & deck area. Extensive equipment, trades 7 days, well staffed with good systems in place.

Well established with many repeat customers inc clubs, tradies, councils & Fire Authorities. Very well equipped & all included. Also do repairs. Needs to be relocated.

Jetmaster Fireplace retail to building trade & public. One man operation will suit tradesperson. Installers sub-contracted, could GRWKHORWDQGSURÂżWVZLOOVRDU Excellent location, huge potential.

No competition, only one within 15km. 1 bdm accomm inc in rent. Very well presented, has 20 washers and 15 dryers, ironing station. Serviced 5 ½ days, open 7 days. Good T/O.

Long established with long serving staff. All manner of products from artwork & design stage. In house printing, in house NLOQGLJLWDOODVHU&RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\ applies.

$299,000 + sav

$350,000 + sav

$390,000 + sav

$399,000 + sav

$449,000 + sav

$750,000 + sav







½ acre with 3 bdm B/V home and brick shop on main road. Selling ¿VKLQJWDFNOHEDLW ERDWVWRUDJH right on waterway/main street.

Garden setting with courtyard, bar & function areas. Wonderful presentation with Mediterranean atmosphere. Sells art/gifts + cafĂŠ & restaurant Thu/Fri/Sat.

3 large prime movers, 5 refrigerated trailers, 1 Mazda truck, 2 forklifts. Mainly local work, some interstate. 2 large coolrooms, Written contract & standing orders. Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;over period ok.

5 year old fully indoor boarding kennels and cattery, property approx 4.5 acres. Fully automated irrigation, heating and cooling. Home with pool & entertainment DUHD&RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

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 hardware stores.

Freehold & leasehold for sale with Nepean Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;way frontage. Close to Frankston CBD and beach. High prominence and exposure. 6XLWDSDUWPHQWVRIÂżFHVVWXGHQW accommodation.

$1.9 million

$2.5 million + sav

LICENSED LOUNGE BAR Unique lounge bar unlike anything else in the area. Seats approx 60, opens Tues to Sun 4pm to 11pm/1am. Offers art exhibitions, live music acts, burlesque nights, poetry etc.


BUSINESS: $150,000 + sav FREEHOLD: $800,000 + GST if applicable

$190,000 + sav


$4.25 million + sav

$7.6 million

Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

No. 1 REIV Accredited Business Agent in Victoria 27 years selling experience based on honesty and reliability REIV Business Brokers Committee Member

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2 Ocean Street Dromana

1a Dahlia Street Dromana


Majestic City, Mt. Martha & Port Phillip Bay Views

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Positioned brilliantly at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this incredible, fully renovated home has style, space, character and warmth. Two large entertainment balconies to enjoy the bay and lights. 3-4 bedrooms, study/home office, 3 bathrooms, 3 toilets and spacious open plan living/kitchen/ meals, master bedroom upstairs. Lots of storage and cupboard space. Huge workshop area underneath. Auction Saturday 10th March at 12.00pm Inspect: Sat 11.30-12.00pm Contact 03 5987 3233

Inspect ASAP! Surprising inside is this stunning home set upon 403sqm (approx) of easy to maintain land. Virtually brand new, completely private and designed to capture every degree sunlight this home would make an ideal purchase for a first home buyer, retiree or astute investor. 3 bedrooms, semi ensuite from master, split reverse a/c, bright, light and airy. An excellent addition to your investment portfolio. Auction Saturday 10th March at 2.00pm Thurs 5-5.30pm & Sat 1.30-2.00pm Inspect Contact 03 5987 3233

Next to the freeway, but BEACHSIDE and at these dollars! Less than 800 metres for a swim! Nicely renovated 3 bedroom cottage style; being an ideal first home buyer or investor home. On approx 500sqm it is within walking distance of all Dromana facilities; has polished floor boards and full front of house deck. This will not last long so call now for an inspection. Price $340,000 By Appointment Inspect Contact 03 5987 3233

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Dromana So Close To Everything This very neat & tidy brick home is set upon a corner allotment and has the opportunity for a future possible 2 lot subdivision (STCA). The home is 3 bedrooms all with polished floor and BIRs. Open plan dining/meals area and kitchen, ample bench space in kitchen, gas cooking, gas ducted heating and a substantial carport at the rear of the home. Low maintenance with near-new fencing. Price $369,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact 03 5987 3233

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Safety Beach

2 Mary Street Dromana


9 Great Reasons Why

Walk To The Beach

Vendor Says Sell! Massive Price Reduction

Buy Me Quick! I’m Special

This great home is ideal as a weekend getaway, permanent residence or investment. There are 3 bedrooms, open plan living, renovated kitchen & bathroom, 2 entertaining decks with bay glimpses, garage with power & water connected, possible subdivision (STCA) - land size 742sqm. Currently tenanted.

Less than 600 metres to one of the area’s best beaches and on approx. 660sqm currently sits this much loved holiday home. Here is a fantastic opportunity for new buyers to bring this home back to its former glory or build a new family home on a block close to the sea or (STCA) develop into a 2 unit site. The choice belongs entirely to the lucky purchaser.

Three separate living areas, 2 or 3 bedrooms with BIR’s, downstairs rumpus / garage just waiting for you to complete. Low maintenance gardens, bay views from lounge & master bedroom, great entertaining deck, gas ducted heating and evaporative cooling, room to erect a double garage or carport (STCA). Ideal family/holiday/ investment/retirement home

Surprising inside, this home will suit a family looking for space and accommodation for the whole family. Walk to the beach via the pedestrian underpass or sit back with a drink on the deck after a hard day at the beach - what a lifestyle! 3 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms including ensuite from master plus a self contained unit downstairs with separate entry and kitchenette. Ideal as a home office or perfect for the in-laws or out of town guests.

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40 Bruce Road Safety Beach


18 Manna Street Dromana

Beachside Elevation = Bay Views

Sensational Panoramic Bay Views

Watch the Bay, watch the ships, watch the stars!

Spoils of Seaside Living

With great potential and on a corner position within easy walking distance to the beach and the Martha Cove Marina this incredible opportunity is just waiting to be snapped up by the astute home buyer or investor. The home offers fantastic views of Pt. Phillip Bay and Arthurs Seat, has open plan living, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and balcony overlooking the backyard. Take a walk along the marina board walk to the beach and enjoy your new lifestyle. Located on a corner block of 680sqm (approx). Price $575,000 Sat 3.30-4.00pm Inspect Contact 03 5987 3233

Set on the foothills of the Arthurs Seat State Park and designed to capture every degree of its north facing bay view is this tremendous home featuring sun filled rooms, open plan living and wide open bay views. This deceptively large family home in a quiet street has plenty of space for the whole family with 4 bedrooms, open plan meals, kitchen and living area. The master bedroom boasts a full ensuite and stunning bay views.

Good solid, family, holiday home on approx. 725sqm. 3 bedrooms, open plan living in a tastefully renovated property. 2 Lock up garages and in a great part of Dromana. This is a house that offers a great lifestyle and is Northerly facing with a wrap around deck. A house that needs to be inspected to appreciate. Call now.

Superb near new three-bedroom townhouse, an easy stroll from the beach and McCrae Plaza. Blessed with loads of natural light and a twinkling tree-framed view of the bay from the second floor; the ultimate luxury weekender or sensational new home for those dreaming of a sea change with style and the relaxed holiday atmosphere McCrae is famous for. Combining quality, luxury and the best of contemporary coastal style.

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11 Outlook Road McCrae


Outstanding Beach Retreat

Ship Watch by Day - Star Gaze by Night

Stunning Luxurious Seaside Escape

Just 150 metres from one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best beaches is this very rare & fortunate opportunity. This magnificent period home is immaculately presented & has space for the whole family. Boasting 3 bedrooms plus a study, separate detached studio or home office & a sizable bungalow. Very close to the Dromana shopping precinct, cafes & restaurants. Huge LU garage & workshop.

A lifestyle often dreamt about - now attainable. With views that are dazzling by day, dreamy by night, from the Melbourne to Pt. Phillip heads. Open plan living upstairs and down with full length deck taking advantage of the panorama. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double carport, well sited on a good block (749sqm approx) also offering views from the garden. More so than most homes, this truly needs to be inspected to fully appreciate.

A modern masterpiece of space and design, positioned within 350m (approx) walk to the McCrae foreshore, yacht club, restaurants and cafes. From the moment you step inside this gorgeous residence you feel a sense of style, warmth, character and space. With no expense spared, the home pleasing features including huge open plan living/ meal/kitchen, vaulted ceilings & stone waterfall benchtop.

This luxurious and stunning modern home boasts 5 bedrooms, multiple living areas and an array of outstanding features. From the moment you step inside the home you will feel a sense of space, style and character. Master bedroom with ensuite including twin shower and WIR and incredible water views, 2 further bathrooms, a superb island kitchen with Euro appliances and polished timber floors. Set on 848sqm (approx) of land.

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193 Point Nepean Road, Dromana VIC 3936

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Negotiable over $980,000 By Appointment 03 5987 3233

Epitome of Luxury With Spectacular Bay Views

$1,450,000 By Appointment 03 5987 3233

AROUND THE PENINSULA Heritage awards nominations open

Cruising around: UK billionaire and philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman’s $50 million, 60-metre long super yacht Elandess off Mornington late last month. Picture: Andrew Mackinnon of

Super yacht from trading cents By Mike Hast A GLIMPSE of the life of a billionaire was seen on Port Phillip late last month when the $50 million super yacht M/V Elandess anchored off Mornington. Elandess is owned by the British founder of Travelex, Lloyd Dorfman, who is reputedly worth $1.3 billion and is known as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. His story shows what you can do with a good idea and persistence. Mr Dorfman started his currency exchange business from a small shop in central London in 1976 with a loan from a family friend. He manned it 12 hours a day and if he needed the toilet, had to shut shop and run across the street to a nearby hotel.

In 2001, Travelex became the world’s largest non-bank foreign exchange business when it bought Thomas Cook’s global and financial services. Four years later a private equity firm bought a 63 per cent stake in Travelex for $2 billion. Mr Dorfman holds 30 per cent of the company. The billionaire once said his recipe for success was persistence, stick to what you know and who you know, think differently and believe in yourself. Mr Dorfman is much awarded for his business acumen and was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in 2008 for services to business and charity. He is married, has three

children, two grandchildren and lives in London. Elandess was built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany and launched in 2009. The exterior was designed by Donald Starkey and the interior by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. It is registered in the Cayman Islands. Elandess is 60 metres long (almost 200 feet), has a beam of 11 metres (about 35 feet) and a draught of 3.5 metres. Gross tonnage is 1090. It can cruise at 14 knots, driven by two Caterpillar diesel engines power it to a top speed of 16 knots and has a range of 4000 nautical miles. On its three levels, the super yacht has two staterooms, a 90-square metre main-deck master apartment, four guest

cabins, dining areas and lounge bar. It accommodates at least 12 guests and 14 crew. The boat carries two tenders that can be launched from the stern when it is underway. Elandess has outdoor areas on all three levels and a rectangular pool. She has visited several towns on the east coast of Australia this summer as well as Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland harbour in NZ. The boat cruised from Docklands to Mornington and then to Sorrento. It was due to leave Docklands at the end of February, as summer faded into autumn. It was not known if Mr Dorfman was aboard.

THE 2012 Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards are open for nominations. Following the success of the inaugural 2011 awards, the program has been expanded to reward and encourage heritage conservation. Categories in 2012 are:  Creative re-use of a heritage place.  New work or development in a heritage area.  Conservation/restoration of a heritage place including building, landscape, wetlands, cemeteries, monuments or heritage gardens.  Heritage trade skills. The awards are a partnership of Mornington Peninsula Shire and the National Trust, and winners will be announced on Friday 18 May. Application forms are available on the shire’s website www.mornpen.vic. Details: Judy Walsh of the National Trust Mornington Peninsula branch, 5988 9853 or Simon Lloyd of the shire, 5950 1961.

His and heritage: Cr Frank Martin and Judy Walsh at Endeavour Fern Gully in Red Hill, where the contribution of green teams at Red Hill Consolidated School was recognised at the 2011 awards.


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Former cop’s final job appeal By Keith Platt FORMER policeman Andrew Brady is appealing to Chief Commissioner Ken Lay in a last ditch effort to rejoin Victoria Police. Mr Brady, once a sergeant based at Hastings, knew late last year that it would be an uphill battle to again wear the blue uniform when an official report labelled his approach to policing as dated and one-dimensional. He was told that rejoining the force would require him to start as a rookie, undergoing a 33-week recruit course followed by a four-year wait before being eligible for promotion to senior constable. Mr Brady, a policeman for 22 years, resigned from the force in 2007 and applied to rejoin in May 2011. The latest blow to his quest to return came in a 20 February letter from Bec Munn, executive director of the force’s “people department”, which said a review of his job application had been conducted but “the original assessment still stands”. Ms Munn said Mr Brady could continue with his application to rejoin the force. Mr Brady feels it is unfair that the review was conducted by someone with a lower rank than the person who originally spelt out the terms of him once again being given a job within Victoria Police. “It was not a fair reviw,” he said. “The reviewer was unlikely to go against the decision of someone higher up.

“I’ve got one final appeal to make, and that’s to the chief commissioner. “I’ll have to do it myself; there’s no other avenue.” Hasting MP Neale Burgess emailed Mr Brady late last year to say that he had spoken with Police Minister Peter Ryan “and your case is going to be raised directly with the Chief Commissioner”. “I have spoken to police command seeking a review, and I will continue to push the issue” Mr Burgess told The News. Mr Brady hopes members of the public or community groups that have benefited from his years as a policeman at Hastings will also write to Chief Commissioner Lay. Since his plight was published by The News (‘A cop that cares’, 20/12/2011) Mr Brady says he had received support from strangers “who stopped me in the street”. He said police stationed at Hastings should also be upset at criticism of his type of policing. “They’re having a crack at the way policing is done at Hastings and police there now should take exception to that as well. “I’m not bitter and twisted. I’ve always gone out and done the right thing.” Mr Brady said it seemed police command was content to have road patrols rather than “people like me with a real interest and passion for the local community”. “They just want patrols, not anyone

who will go over and above their duties. “It’s not reasonable to expect someone with my experience to start all over again.” Mr Brady is well known for establishing the Western Port Warriors RecLink football team and pioneering such community projects as the Walking School Bus, essay competitions on the dangers of throwing rocks at trains and the importance of bike helmets, giving all Hastings Westpark Primary School preps a Christmas present. MP for Flinders Greg Hunt has described Mr Brady as “the best and most creative youth worker I have ever seen”. Mr Brady was awarded the Victoria Police Ethical Standards Medal in 1997, a Divisional Commendation in 2005 and was named Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Citizen of the Year in 2008 for services to the community. Mr Brady said his ideas had been to get to kids before they got into trouble, and get them on-side. While it proved successful and popular in the community, this kind of policing was not encouraged [by superiors],” Mr Brady said. “The frustrations I felt led me to taking leave and eventually resigning from the force. “I fully believed that the approach had [now] changed in the force and that my approach may have been more acceptable, but it seems I am wrong.”

Comeback bid: Western Port Warriors RecLink football team coach Andrew Brady has been told to start as a rookie if he wants to rejoin Victoria Police.

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Marina rejected by council By Mike Hast THE Mornington marina proposal is dead in the water after shire councillors voted to abandon the amendment to the planning scheme. The amendment was needed for Mornington Yacht Club and its associated company, Mornington Boat Haven Ltd, to build an $18 million floating marina with 170 berths in the public waters of Mornington harbour. But making the harbour safe from big northerly storms remains on the agenda. The marina rejection is a massive blow to the club and pro-marina forces in the state government bureaucracy, but is being celebrated by anti-marina forces including the lead protester, Mornington Environment Association. Quietly satisfied are Mornington MP David Morris and senior shire planners. The yacht club, Parks Victoria and other government departments spent about $1 million on scientific, technical and planning reports, with the club forking out at least two-thirds. This included an environmental effects process, an independent panel hearing and report, and other government reviews and reports. Commodore Tony Donnellan said the club was disappointed Mornington Peninsula Shire Council had rejected the proposal, but happy it had been thrown a lifeline for making the harbour safe from northerly storms. In 1983 and 2008, more than 30 boats each time were sent to the bottom of the harbour or washed onto rocks and beaches by wild storms. Councillors have called for a new report on creating a working group to make the harbour safe. The shire also will lobby the state

Calls for new safe harbour plan

Harbouring hope: Mornington Yacht Club commodore Tony Donnellan, front left, club manager David Beeson, front right, Joe Karam, Graeme Lyell and Noel Heyes outside the club. Picture: Yanni

government to repair the condemned outer section of the pier and install the missing wavescreens on the renovated middle section, completed last year at a cost of $3.6 million. Mr Donnellan said the club proposed the marina as it was “a way to make the harbour safe”. It had wanted a pier wavescreen and a harbour wavescreen, the latter east of the pier, 210 metres long and built

along the seven-metre deep contour of the seabed. He was pleased the council had recognised the need for a working group. “We’re looking forward to working with Parks, DSE and DPCD [the state Department of Planning and Community Development] although it would have been good to do this five years ago,” he said.

Mr Donnellan said Parks “had a few solutions” about making Mornington a safe harbour. The club still wanted a refuelling and sewage pump-out facility as well as an extension to the pier to provide protection, he said. Mornington MP David Morris, a trenchant opponent of the marina, said he was “happy with the outcome”. “Making the harbour safe has been

on my agenda for more than 20 years,” he said. Handing a public harbour to a private company had not been the way to do it, he said. He would continue lobbying for wavescreens on the new, middle section of the pier and for rebuilding of the outer section. About $8 million was needed for the two projects, but it would be difficult to find the money “in the short term”. Mornington Environment Association president Jan Oliver said the rejection was a relief to the group and a victory for almost 1000 people who formally objected to the marina. At the council meeting in Peninsula Community Theatre, “councillors appeared relieved that the whole situation has been resolved”. Ms Oliver said MEA supported the move to set up a working group, but the harbour would be difficult to make safe. The report to councillors stated abandoning Amendment C107 to the shire’s planning scheme would not mean that the safety issues in the harbour were not recognised. It would give the council an opportunity for a “fresh look” at how these issues can best be addressed. “Much of the information from submissions and expert evidence obtained from the EES and amendment/application process would remain highly relevant. “The opportunity should not be lost to pursue the cooperative development of a vision and plan for the harbour area that will serve the whole community, including those involved in boating, into the future.”

‘Trainees’ were on work experience By David Harrison ONE-third of Pelican Pantry “trainees” were there for work experience, spending only a week at the Hastings “hospitality training facility”-cum-restaurant and gaining no qualifications, newly released Mornington Peninsula Shire figures reveal. Despite this, the shire has consistently included them in the number of people trained at the ailing Pantry, which is now predicted to close mid-year or be handed over to a private operator, if one can be found to take it on. Shire CEO Dr Michael Kennedy and a senior manager, Peter Gore, have both stated that all Pantry trainees were working towards a qualification. Dr Kennedy made his claim in response to a question at a council meeting on 27 July 2009, saying: “... Pelican Pantry ... has so far provided accredited training to almost 400 trainees ...” This figure includes many on work experience. Work experience students are given no recognised formal training and receive no qualification at the end of their week, which is aimed at giving them a taste of a workplace environment. His statement stopped short of indicating how many of them succeeded in gaining accreditation. To date that number has not been revealed. More precise shire figures were included in a recent letter from Mr Gore, the shire’s recreation and leisure manager, which stated that the total trainee number from 2003, when the Pantry opened for business, to 2011 was 410 in 37 programs. But this number included 123 listed as “W-Experience/placements”, most

of whom were involved with the Pantry for a total of about 38 hours, or one week. Mr Gore’s letter backed up Dr Kennedy’s claim, stating that the “hospitality training facility ... has been a significant success with over 400 trainees in a variety of programs receiving varying qualifications all with the full support of Council”. He does not reveal how many trainees passed their courses but strongly implies that all gained a qualification. Mr Gore’s letter was written within days of acknowledgement by the shire that the Pantry was commercially unsustainable and haemorrhaging cash, and debate at a council meeting about whether it should be closed immediately to stop the outflow of ratepayer money. In contrast to the work experience participants’ 38 hours, Pelican Pantry’s back-of-house trainees – those doing an apprenticeship with a view to earning a qualification – worked up to 2128 hours, or more than 52 weeks, towards earning their ticket. Mr Gore letter was written this month to the Mornington Peninsula Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, which queried shire figures on the Pantry’s performance from 2004 to 2011. He provided a table showing that of 410 participants in Pantry programs, 123 were listed as “W-Experience/ placements”. The MPRRA claimed that from 2005-06 to 2009-10, 115 people – about one-third of total trainees – were listed as participants in training programs at a cost to ratepayers of more

Priceless: Pelican Pantry on the foreshore at Hastings has been losing money, despite assurances given to councillors that it would operate at no cost to ratepayers.

than $1.3 million. Of these at least 16 were work experience participants, meaning that each bona fide trainee cost ratepayers an average of $12,870. When the Pelican “Caf”, as it was then known, was first proposed a decade ago, councillors were told it would operate at no cost to ratepayers: its training element would mean a lower profit than would occur were it purely commercial. The $1.3 million loss to ratepayers is more than double the $608,000 estimated losses put to councillors, and the public, in budget documents over 2005-10. The shire budget figures consistently

underestimated possible losses. Defending the Pantry’s performance to the MPRRA, the shire’s sustainable organisation director, Kevin Clarke, attributed its failure to a variety of factors including withdrawal of government funding; “absences of trainees either through sick leave or through the changed funding model”; and “the challenges of the commercial environment in which it operates”. He stated the Pantry had produced “good social outcomes” for the community and had been successful in “influencing the lives of over 350 trainees by providing them with valuable life and work skills”.

He continued: “While you [MPRRA] note that ‘Pelican Park (of which the Pantry is part) has lost over $2m in the last three years’, it is incorrect to regard it as a ‘loss’ because the inference is that it was intended to, or could, break even or make a profit. “Council budgeted for a significant contribution ... from rates and charges...” In support of his case, Mr Clarke attached a shire document in which Dr Kennedy admits that the Pantry is a “continuing challenge” and Mr Gore states that “In essence ... the Pantry has ... been a victim of its own success.”

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Take a trip down memory lane THE Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heaven Fair later this month at Malvern Town Hall is a trip down memory lane, says organiser Aubrey Keyt of All Events Victoria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance to browse and buy collectables, memorabilia and nostalgia,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event attracts collectors, enthusiasts and sellers from everywhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old, new, rare or just hard to find, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good chance youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find it. Grown-ups will find collecting the ideal way to rekindle memories of the past as they discover a lost childhood toy, like a teddy, doll or tin toy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can also be very rewarding, as collectables almost always increase in value over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving a collectable to a child may spark a lifelong interest in collecting that can be very rewarding and educational. It will encourage research, perseverance in tracking down elusive items and budgeting of pocket money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For people interested in home decorating or restoring period homes, this is the perfect place to find original, genuine items like china, porcelain, pottery, glassware, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;kitchenaliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and other household items, with prices that are often comparable with mass-produced reproductions.â&#x20AC;? Mr Keyt said there would be lots of bargains, price reductions and sale items from the thousands of 20th century collectables, including vintage and collectable dolls, teddy bears and tin toys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be movie, music, sporting and science fiction memorabilia as well as personality autographs, comics, coins, stamps, die-cast mod-

els, Olympics souvenirs, militaria, toy soldiers, tools, Australiana, jewellery, advertising signs, books, swap and trade cards and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collectable, it probably will be for sale at the fair.â&#x20AC;? He said the one-stop, family-friendly event was staged indoors in both halls at the town hall and features about 60 well-known and diverse dealers from suburban Melbourne, country Victoria and some from other states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be a fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy, with refreshments also available.â&#x20AC;? Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heaven Fair is from 9am-3pm on Sunday 25 March at Malvern Town Hall, corner Glenferrie Rd and High St, Malvern. Entry costs adults $4, children and seniors $3, family ticket $12 (two adults and three children). Details 9568 8441 or visit the website www.

Part of Bittern for 30 years BITTERN Market started with half a dozen stalls in the Bittern Hall about 30 ago. It now has 72 stalls and operates from Bittern railway station car park reserve on the other side of Frankston-Flinders Rd. One of the organisers, Peter Bryan, said it is a happy, friendly market that is dog friendly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people visit the market every Sunday while exercising their dogs,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stalls sell a wide variety of items including new and used jewellery and bric-a-brac. There is also bread, cheeses, fruit and vegetables, nuts, plants and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The food van and coffee stalls are popular places with many people having morning coffee and breakfast,â&#x20AC;? Mr Bryan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are small producers selling goods including fabulous Blue Bay cheese and fresh yoghurt, homemade cakes, local gum honey, fresh-

ly baked sourdough breads and free range eggs.â&#x20AC;? The market is managed by a volunteer committee with about 90 per cent of stall fees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more than $300,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; going to local organisations including fire brigades, schools, kindergartens and sporting clubs. Of the 72 stalls, about 18 are casual stalls, which allows for a variety of new items to be introduced each week. New stallholders can contact market committee president Peter Bryan on 0417 337 375 for details. Community organisations seeking funds can obtain an application form from committee members or the market trailers. Bittern Sunday Market, 8am-noon every week rain, hail or shine, Bittern railway station car park, Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern. Details: 0409 417 463.








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MORNINGTON Racecourse Market has been running on the second Sunday each month in all sorts of weather at the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picturesque racecourse. Louise Gamon of Craft Markets Australia says shoppers will find a gourmet smorgasbord of foods including a great range of savouries, scrumptious cheese, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home-style cakes and preserves as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for something unique or a special gift, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of arts and crafts, both traditional and contemporary,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Entertaining the kids is easy with face painting, painting arts centre and an animal petting farm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The market on the Labour Day long weekend will feature Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delightful little train with its colourful carriages providing rides for the littlies.â&#x20AC;? Ms Gamon said the flat terrain of the racecourse and excellent amenities made the

ANTIQUES, old wares, vintage clothes and accessories, jewellery, tools, books, art, collectables and more are all under one roof at Dromanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Factory Antique Market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The centre already has a devoted following because of the ever-changing stock at very competitive prices, all put together by a group of stallholders with a passion for the eclectic,â&#x20AC;? says market spokesman George Amanatidis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Followers of the now-closed National Antique Centre in Mornington have been delighted to find some of their favourite dealers operating in Dromana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With stalls jam-packed with English, Chinese, Japanese and Australian furniture, decor and collectables ranging from the early 1900s through to the 1980s, there is something for most tastes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The designer and vintage clothing and accessories bring a trendy boutique atmosphere to these stalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With a touch of French chic, old-world elegance, quirky functional, deco decadence and funky â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;flash trashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the market is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;must visitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is also clothing for men as well as a blokesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shed and garden area where there is a treasure trove of tools, garden implements and outdoor and decor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interior designers, stylists, window dressers and other dealers have discovered the incredible range of goods at the factory and applaud the stallholders for their quality, stylish presentation and reasonable prices.â&#x20AC;? Known to many people as simply the Factory, it is open every day from 9.30am. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place to

market experience â&#x20AC;&#x153;a pleasure for all shoppersâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parking is simple, straightforward and close to the market. Mornington stallholders are renowned for their hospitality, so leaving full shopping bags for last minute pickup is usually no problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take a break from browsing the 300 plus stalls with a warm date scone or piping hot espresso while listening to live

music on the manicured lawns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A day out at the Mornington Racecourse Market is a great way to spend your Sunday this long weekend.â&#x20AC;? Mornington Racecourse Market is from 9am-2pm on Sunday 11 March. Entry is free, parking $3. For the safety of patrons, dogs are not allowed. Details 5976 3266 or visit the website www.

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Chocks away, Cyril By Peter McCullough CYRIL Taylor climbed into the cockpit of a Wirraway at Tyabb airfield recently. It had been almost 70 years since his last contact with the legendary Australian-built training aircraft. This is his story, compiled with the help of his niece Robyn Brown. THE youngest of 14 children, Cyril Wesley Taylor was born in Castleford, England, on 20 November 1916 to Alfred and Kate Taylor, majors in the Salvation Army. Two of his brothers, Bram and Alf, emigrated to Australia in the early 1920s and their reports led to the family following them to Australia. Cyril came in 1927 at age 10 with his mother and four siblings. His father had come out several months earlier and, although he had retired due to ill health, the Salvation Army soon found things for him to do, including managing a farm that had 80 boys who were wards of the state. Major Taylor was later commanding officer of Congress Hall in Adelaide. Cyril initially stayed with older family members in Brighton in Melbourne, but was taken out of school for six months to be with his parents in Adelaide. With time on his hands, Cyril had the opportunity to fix a clock, which started a lifetime interest in tinkering with mechanical pieces. Back in Melbourne, he attended Brighton State School to year eight, received an award of merit and was dux of the boys in 1932 at age 15. During his school years Cyril developed a love of cricket and played against Keith Miller (Elwood State School) and Ross Gregory (Gardenvale). Both went on to play Test cricket for Australia. Even at primary school, Cyril recalled Miller and Gregory were a cut above the rest. After school cricket, Cyril played for Brighton and Bentleigh Salvation Army. He also captained a combined Brighton–Sandringham club in subdistrict competition. In the 1967-68 season, while playing for Moorabbin in the Southern Suburban Churches Cricket Association, he had a batting average of 103.66 for which he received an award; he was 57.

Down memory lane: Cyril Taylor next to the Wirraway at Tyabb airfield.

After state school, Cyril started night school at Brighton Technical School, completing a grade one fitting and turning course. He was halfway through grade two when he was accepted as a trainee with the RAAF. During the day he worked as a brushmaker, making brooms, dust and clothes brushes for about eight years. He also learnt wood turning. In May 1940 Cyril’s application to join the RAAF was not successful but, undeterred, he reapplied with the support of Flying Officer J L Gitsham at RAAF Laverton who wrote that Cyril was a fine musician whose services “would be acceptable to the Laver-

The Wirraway at Tyabb THE Wirraway based at Tyabb airfield is one of the 10 on the Australian Civil Aircraft register. It has been painstakingly restored by owner Borg Sorensen (pictured) over 18 years. The skeletal remains were found in a paddock (right) near Tocumwal and parts from 17 different airframes were used to restore the plane to showroom condition. It was displayed at the Tyabb Air Show last Sunday, the 50th anniversary of the airfield on Tyabb-Mornington Rd. Picture: Yanni


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ton station band”. His qualifications included “playing the cornet for four years in the Brighton Salvation Army band”. As part of his application process, Cyril underwent two trade tests as a fitter. In September 1940 the results showed that he was “... just fair on simple bench fitters tools and methods of use. Some experience on the lathe (elementary). Suitable as an Aircraft Hand”. When he was retested in February 1941 the comments read “... fair on tools and maths. Keen and alert. Suitable as a Trainee Rigger”. Cyril was accepted as a trainee rig-

Picture: Yanni

ger and enlisted on 12 February 1941 at age 24 and three months. He was appointed to No 1 Recruit Depot at Laverton as a trainee rigger to work on aircraft frames. However he never worked in this capacity but was sent to RMIT to become an instrument maker. The RAAF used a system of “musterings” to grade servicemen. There were five levels, and trainee level was five, where Cyril started as an instrument maker. After completing the course at RMIT, his muster level was assessed at one. This was in December 1941 and he became a Leading Air Craftsman.

Despite his Salvation Army background, Cyril had a mischievous side and one day at Laverton someone dared Cyril to run a stick along the corrugated iron walls of a hut where 20 men were attending a lecture. Hauled before his commanding officer, Cyril was confined to barracks for a week. On another occasion, the squad was doing marching drill in preparation for the passing out parade and the CO asked for a volunteer to be the drill sergeant. After some hesitation, Cyril volunteered, as he had marching experience with the Salvos. All the shouting brought on a bout of tonsillitis,

which put Cyril in hospital and he missed the parade. After Laverton, Cyril was posted to the School of Army Co-op in Canberra. It was an unusual posting in the RAAF as it was not linked to a squadron. The school taught army personnel the role of the RAAF in combat, and encouraged cooperation between the army and RAAF. Cyril was in the maintenance section and was promoted to corporal in late 1942. He worked on the Australian training aircraft, the Wirraway. Years later he discovered another member of the school was a pilot named Keith Dunstan, the Melbourne journalist. Cyril’s mode of transport was a much-loved BSA 250cc motorcycle and it was not uncommon for him to have three people on the bike: he would sit on the fuel tank, another passenger would sit on the seat and the third would ride pillion. Being part of the ground staff, Cyril and his mates took every opportunity to get some flying time. One time an obliging pilot took him up in a B-25 bomber. He was enjoying the flight when the pilot gave the “thumbs up” sign, to which Cyril responded. The pilot took this to mean Cyril wanted more action and he started a series of aerobatics – rolls, loops and “falling leaf” – which left Cyril longing to be back on land. To boost the morale of troops at Canberra, a cricket match was arranged between a Prime Minister’s XI and a Services XI. Cyril played for the

Services and met the Prime Minister, John Curtin after the match, which was won by the PM’s team. After Canberra, Cyril was sent to Bradfield Park near Sydney, an embarkation point. Three months later he was sent to Charters Towers in Queensland where he was with the 5ARD unit (Aircraft Repair Depot) servicing the instruments of Douglas and Kitty Hawk planes. Although not a participant, Cyril remembers a cricket match at Charters Towers when a Services team played a team of former Test players including Bill O’Reilly and Stan McCabe. On 10 March 1945, Cyril left Townsville for Morotai, an Indonesian island not far from the equator. By now he was an acting sergeant, supervising eight men, part of ground support crew for US troops. The trip to Morotai was on a steel-hulled boat designed for carrying troops, one of the so-called Liberty boats. The sea was extremely rough after leaving Townsville and there was concern back in Australia that the boat had been lost. Cyril’s diary tells the tale: Mar 11: Boat choca-block. 350 in small hold. Mar 12: Too crook for words. Mar 13: Ditto. On Morotai, Cyril developed a cyst on his head and on 30 June was sent to Melbourne for surgery. He was discharged on 4 December 1945. (Japan had surrendered on 15 August 1945.) After the RAAF, Cyril did a horology course (art or science of measur-

ing time) by correspondence from the UK. This took about four years. Parts Cyril was required to make had to be sent to the UK for grading. His experience with aircraft instruments was of great assistance. While doing the course Cyril was employed by J W Handley, a clock and watch maker in Collingwood. He then worked closer to home for a Mr Jukes, a watchmaker in Church St, Middle Brighton. One day he was visited by a Sandringham giftshop owner who offered to sell his business to Cyril for 750 pounds. This interested Cyril, who had visions of turning it into a jewellery, watch and clockmaking store. To raise the funds, he tried unsuccessfully to sell his block of land at 2 Sunlight Cres, Brighton. Eventually he obtained a bank loan and ran the business with considerable success over many years; during busy periods he would employ up to four watchmakers. In 1960, Cyril built his home at 2 Sunlight Cres and in October 1962 he married Bertha Green. It was a happy family home and the couple had two children John (born in 1963) and Elizabeth (1966). Sadly Bertha died from cancer in 1987. Several years later Cyril married again, to Elizabeth Gooch.  Four of Cyril’s brothers – Alf, Len, Horrie and Edgar – worked at CAC when the Wirraway was being built. Horrie served in New Guinea, and Alf, Len and another brother, Bram, served during the First World War.

On the strip: Top left, Cyril in a Wirraway in Canberra in 1942; above, Cyril in uniform during the Second World War and, below, working on Wirraways instruments in Canberra during the war.

Wirraway: a challenge by name and design THE Wirraway (Aboriginal for “challenge”) was a training and general purpose military aircraft manufactured in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) between 1939 and 1946. It was an Australian version of the North American NA-16 training aircraft, the result of an evaluation mission of RAAF officers led by Wing Commander Lawrence Wackett in 1936. During the Second World War, Wirraways saw action as a makeshift light bomber and ground attack aeroplane against Japanese forces. It was also the starting point for the design of an “emergency fighter”, the CAC Boomerang. The first Wirraway made its maiden flight on 27 March 1939 and by the outbreak of war in 1939, the RAAF had six aircraft. Over the years various design changes were made to allow for heavier bomb loads and dive bomb-

ing. The last of 755 Wirraways was delivered to the RAAF in July 1946. The aircraft made its last flight in 1959 after being gradually replaced by the Winjeel trainer. At the outbreak of the Pacific War in December 1941, seven RAAF squadrons were equipped with Wirraways. Five based at Kluang in Malaya for training purposes were pressed into combat against Japanese ground invasion forces.

On 6 January 1942, Wirraways of No 24 Squadron attempted to intercept Japanese seaplanes flying over New Britain; only one managed to engage an enemy aircraft, the first air-to-air combat between the RAAF and the Japanese. Two weeks later, eight 24 Squadron Wirraways defended the city of Rabaul from more than 100 attacking Japanese bombers and fighters, resulting in the destruction or severe damage of all but two of the Australian aircraft. On 12 December, Pilot Officer J S Archer shot down a Japanese A6M Zero after he spotted it 1000 feet (about 300 metres) below him. Archer dived on it, opened fire and sent the Zero hurtling into the sea. This was the only occasion a Wirraway shot down another aircraft (and is one more than the total aircraft shot down by its fighter offspring, the Boomerang). Fighter versions of the Wirraway

operated over New Guinea for some time on ground attack and other army cooperation tasks until other RAAF aircraft such as the Boomerang and American Curtiss P-40s replaced them. However, many front-line RAAF squadrons had at least one Wirraway serving as a “hack”, aircraft used for errands such as visits to headquarters and other bases. Postwar, the Wirraway continued to be used as a trainer and 17 were taken by the newly formed RAN Fleet Air Arm in 1948. They also served with Citizen Air Force squadrons. Duties were not limited to training flights; a Wirraway patrolling for sharks crashed on the beach at Maroochydore on 30 December 1950, killing three children and injuring 14 children and adults. The RAN retired its Wirraways in 1957, replacing them with de Havilland Vampires. After CAC Winjeels started to enter the service, the RAAF

began phasing out its Wirraways. The last military flight was on 27 April 1959 when a Wirraway flew to Tocumwal for disposal. In 1954, Super Spread Aviation, based at Moorabbin Airport, bought two Wirraways and modified them for crop dusting. Both were almost brand new, one having flown nine hours and the other 12. Modifications included fitting a hopper and spraying equipment. As was the case during war, the aircraft were inadequate for the task and were deregistered on 10 April 1956 and scrapped. Despite the scrapping of hundreds, a healthy number of Wirraways survive today – in aviation museums in Australia, Papua New Guinea and in the United States. In 2011 there were 10 on the Australian Civil Aircraft register, either flying or under restoration.

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Greetings, middle age By Stuart McCullough I AM, officially speaking, old. I know this because I got an email telling me so. Exactly one week before my birthday, I received a message from the professional body to which I belong. The email was nice and unfailing polite, but beneath its veneer of courtesy beat a heart of dark savagery.

satisfying. It was with this in mind that I wrote back:

“Dear Mr Stuart On behalf of the Institute, thank you for your loyal membership of the Young Member Section. As you are now an experienced professional, you are ready to take advantage of a range of other Institute products and services. This means you no longer qualify for Young Member status, which will change the communications and activities you currently receive and attend. How does this affect you? You will be removed from Young Member communications.” It was at this point that I stopped reading. To be evicted from the Young Member Section was an indignity almost too great to bear. Was there a vote? Did other members of the Young Members Section write my name down on a piece of parchment while sitting around a campfire? I certainly hope so. But in truth, the wheels of administration turn in a far less theatrical manner. While the decision was probably more routine than personal, that doesn’t mean I have to take a pronouncement of this kind

lying down, leaning against a door or even reclining in a chair. There comes a time when you should express your feelings in the

full and complete knowledge that it will make no difference whatsoever. It’s undignified and more than a little petulant, but boy, oh boy, is it

“Dear Institute Next week, I turn 40. To date, I’ve given little thought to this impending milestone. That is, until I received your email. That I can no longer be regarded as a ‘Young Member’ is the first tangible evidence I have that the march of time cannot – in spite of my best efforts – be halted. While I must now accept the inevitable, I suspect your email is simply the thin end of the wedge and I can expect to be omitted from anything featuring the word ‘young’. The Young and the Restless will be strictly off-limits, to say nothing of Young Talent Time (that is unless they accept my proposal to establish a ‘mature-age entry scheme’). It is clear that I will no longer be able to use terms like ‘dude’, ‘man’ or ‘cool’ and any text message using the acronym LOL will be simply unbecoming. In fact, text messages in their entirety are best avoided. On the plus side, however, I can now complain about ‘young people’ with absolute impunity. I plan to do so often, loudly and without apology. Perhaps I’ve taken news of my disqualification poorly. But of all the impending delights that come with middle age – weight gain, lethargy, hair growing in the ears – it was the fact that I can no longer be considered a ‘young member’ that arrived first.” Chances were my email would be dismissed as a middle-aged rant and




“Dear Stuart Many, many thanks for your email. We are happy to keep you on the mailing list for the Young Members Section for as long as you wish – if only to help to delay the passing of time. Otherwise on behalf of member services I wish you a very happy birthday and an enjoyable middle age!” I suppose that turning 40 is as good a time as any to officially draw the curtain on your youth even if, in truth, that rather unseaworthy vessel sailed some time ago and has been steadily taking water ever since. But it gets better. When the big day finally arrived, there was a card from the institute wishing me a happy 40th birthday. It was, in a funny kind of way, an extremely sweet thing to do and I was touched. While everybody yearns to be treated as an individual, we’re each prone to forgetting that’s exactly what we are. Sometimes the reminder comes from the most surprising quarters. Then again, surprises are what birthdays are all about. That they accepted my email in the spirit in which it was intended was, as it turns out, more a gift to me than to them. And I am, without doubt, most grateful. Happy birthday to me.


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Performance A NEW era of music excitement came over me on Friday 2 March when my old music companion 3MP came through the car stereo. Troubled talk radio station MTR had come to a grinding halt at 5pm and former Frankston-based 3MP had come out of hibernation; although it is on a digital radio channel. MTR had a flashy launch with names like Steve Price, Sam Newman, Jason Akermanis and Andrew Bolt, but while they had a star-studded onair team, the weak signal in parts of Melbourne was a setback. In the end MTR didn’t move above 2 per cent audience share, although Steve Price approached 3 per cent. MTR was never able to challenge commercial talk station leader 3AW. MTR was taking some programs from Sydney, and this was never going to work. I contacted Steve Price prior to MTR’s launch suggesting he needed a good lead-in to his breakfast show with a local, live midnight to dawn show. The suggestion was based on a bit of experience – I presented midnightdawn shifts at 3UZ, 3AK and SEN after stints doing breakfast on 3CV, drive 3CS, weekends 3GL and nights

at 4BU. 3MP was born in the Bayside shopping centre in Frankston in 1976, ‘MP’ standing for Mornington Peninsula. Announcers included Shawn Cosgrove, Steve Meechan, Dean Matters, Keith McGowan, Mark Irvine and Jane Holmes. Former MIX FM program director Mark Johnson joined 3MP/SEN as joint program director and lifted the easy listening format to a more modern, contemporary format. On Friday night, driving to and from my favourite Mt Eliza restaurant, 3MP was blasting through the car stereo.

Deborah and I were singing along to Simon and Garfunkel, Steve Winwood, The Monkees, Hot Chocolate, Gerry Rafferty and others. For many years Brisbane AM music station 4KQ Classic Hits has drawn a healthy constant ratings of about 7 per cent. There’s no reason Pacific Star Network, joint owner of MTR, can’t consider relaunching 3MP with a new team. Surely they can only improve on the doleful ratings of MTR. Welcome back 3MP. *** JIM Keays formed the Masters Apprentices, originally called the Mustangs, in Adelaide in the mid-Sixties before heading to Melbourne in 1966 where the band signed a recording contract with Astor Records and released its first hit Undecided. I caught up with Jim Keays recently while he was flying across the country to promote his new solo album Dirty Dirty (Shock). “By the time we recorded Undecided we knew we had something going for us. We’d built up quite a live following. While Undecided was a big hit, band members preferred Wars or

Hands of Time,” Keays said. It was the start of a journey that saw more than 10 Top 40 hits. Recently Jim’s close friend Ted Lethborg compiled a heap of obscure garage punk/psycho pop songs and brought them to Jim. “I thought the idea was a bit silly and thought people would say it is unusual for me to do this type of project. “But it was fun going back to my musical roots and attempting to capture the first flush of excitement that I felt back then when we practised in a garage.” The new album, recorded at the Hot House St Kilda, has produced the single Whisky Woman. Other tracks include Midnight Bus, Time Has Come Today, Save My Soul, and Mystic Eyes, and early reports have the album selling very well. “I didn’t want to record Midnight Bus, but other people said put it on the album.” Due to health issues with myeloma cancer, Jim is unable to perform live gigs but insists he will do a showcase gig for the official album launch. “If I could perform live I would, but my ongoing treatment with various drugs and bone marrow takes its toll on my energy levels.”

males than females, truly believe themselves to know all the answers? Where does this conceit come from? Worse, and consistently, they arrive at this conclusion when they are barely halfway through living a life. Believe me, you need longer. Even the younger ones, a couple and a newly arrived baby, suddenly know all the answers? Worse are the many after completing a university degree on any subject, including medicine; even psychology for goodness sake? Presto, their wisdom extends to all areas. “Be not wise in thine own eyes” – King Solomon. *** According to my “bible” (News for Seniors) I can earn $3000 plus a year without affecting my pension, which is about my yearly beer expenditure give or take a thousand depending on the company. Perhaps I should be thinking outside the square, or is it the circle? What jobs are on offer that were not on offer in my day; 1943? Aha! A counsellor? Everybody needs counselling it seems. “The provision of financial counselling is critical in helping people to understand their options and in helping them to get back on their feet.” I could do a course of study for 12 months resulting in a Diploma of

Counselling. But wait, they’re not all in work, so there would be a preferential, “who you know” operating system. And, I’m not a female. Yes, I’ll drink water; that or stop smoking. *** BACK to Foxtel sport for six months until Collingwood’s last match of 2012. There may well be no commercials during playing time, but how to cope with football experts (ex-players?) during and between quarters? They all talk too much but, please, don’t let Dermott call the Collingwood games. His supposed insights are boring, nice bloke though he may be. Then there’s AFL 360 four nights a week with self-righteous Gerard Whateley (he would say insightful?) and Herald Sun Essendon publicist Mark Robinson. One night was difficult enough but four? Thankfully there’s On The Couch to balance out most of the rubbish; also After The Bounce, which is worse than AFL 360 and League Teams (but no Brian Taylor) before the season proper starts. The only real value for the extra $96 is seeing a match without the commercials after every goal. Go Nathan. *** THE secret is out. It began in earnest about 10 years ago and has gradually

become more and more known. Our Mornington Peninsula is the place to be, particularly after a visit to Melbourne’s world of chaos. There’s still much to be done however, like upgrading public transport, better internet access and the establishment of a swimming pool complex across the road from the Rye Hotel. It’s obvious the train line should be extended from Frankston to Mornington, the bus service at least doubled and a solution to the Point Nepean Rd bottleneck between Rosebud and Rye. Internet access, a lifeline for many, should be demanded. The swimming pool? Well, we live in hope as always. Perhaps a move to the Western Port side of the peninsula; more peace, serenity, fewer dreadfully designed new units going up in any vacant space. If the carnival remains I suggest the Truemans Rd tip as the spot to set it up. *** TED’S big pre-election promise: the establishment of a broad-based anticorruption commission by July 2010 giving new powers to investigate everyone except politicians. No? Politicians are included? It’s all so amusing.

By Gary Turner Jim’s solo album Boy From the Stars (EMI) remains one of my favourites and I was at Dallas Brooks Hall in 1974 for the visually spectacular launch and witnessed the amazing production at Sunbury. Players on Dirty Dirty are Davey Lane (guitar, vocals), Ted Lethborg (bass, vocals), Brett Wolfenden (drums, vocals) and Jim Keays (vocals, harmonica). Guests include Dan Mansfield (organ) and Craig Harnath (maracas). It was mastered by Gil Matthews and produced by Ted Lethbord. *** SHOCK Records has given The News copies of Dirty Dirty to give away. To win one, write your name and address on the back of an envelope and tell us what 1970s Masters Apprentices song was re-recorded and hit the Top 10 again. Send to Jim Keays CD Contest, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915.

A Grain of Salt THE following information is easily available, but due to the consistent knowledge (?) I receive from people who claim to know the truth, I’ll restate it here: asylum seekers do not have automatic access to Centrelink payments, or get a health card, or automatic emergency relief services, or job services or public housing. For every 1000 people, we have one refugee seeking (by right) asylum and in most cases because leaving was a matter of life and death. Yes, there is a resource centre to help these displaced people, and so there should be. *** SO Magda has “come out” of the closet, or the wardrobe, or wherever. Good for Magda, but why is it such big news? The lady is an actress and, believe me, sexual preferences are a non-event in the arty farty world of the “arts”, as they should be. If it was an AFL footballer coming out – wow! And when he ran onto the field we would see and hear first-hand the ratbags of the world “coming out” as ratbags. If the AFL vilification laws are in full force, we may require all of Premier Baillieu’s 940 new Protective Service Officers on hand to evict the many minuscule minds. Go Magda. *** WHY do so many people, more

By Cliff Ellen Even those who rely on that smaller daily newspaper for their political knowledge know it’s double Dutch, like Ted’s poker machines promises. A showpiece of the perfect mirage. How can Premier Ted lament job losses while announcing the probable sacking of 3600 public servants? Then again, he hasn’t sacked the underpaid nurses yet. *** Politics explained: Next Tuesday, which you know is Monday, there’ll be a mothers’ meeting for fathers only. Admission free, pay at the door, bring your own seat and sit on the floor. There’ll be real live monkeys stuffed with straw. And men eating cooked potatoes raw. Mzzz Melody reigns, for now. Kevvy who? “An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.” – Gandhi Hasta la vista...


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A man goes skydiving for the first time. After listening to the instructor for what seems like days, he is ready to go. Excited, he jumps out of the airplane. After a bit, he pulls the ripcord. Nothing happens. He tries again. Still nothing. He starts to panic, but remembers his back-up chute. He pulls that cord. Nothing happens. He frantically begins pulling both cords, but to no avail. Suddenly, he looks down and he can’t believe his eyes. Another man is in the air with him, but this guy is going up! Just as the other guy passes by, the skydiver -- by this time scared out of his wits--yells, “Hey, do you know anything about skydiving?” The other guy yells back, “No! Do you know anything about gas stoves?”

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‘Crossy’s Gig’ to benefit road safety THE tragic death of James Cross almost a year ago in a “dooring” incident led his mother and father – Nicky Martin and Michael Cross – to establish a charitable foundation to support road safety. “Crossy”, 22, was killed while cycling to Monash University on St Patrick’s Day. The inaugural Crossy’s Gig in 2011 at Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza – where more than 1000 people celebrated his life and love of music – raised money for TRAG (Teenagers Road Accident Group) Dr Nicky Martin said this year’s event would help “continue to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of road trauma with a focus on younger road users”. “It will also encourage the safe interface between drivers and cyclists. This will be a cycle

and family friendly event in conjunction with Bicycle Network Victoria.” The gig would “celebrate and encourage the development of emerging musical talent on the peninsula”. “James was a passionate musician, composer and lyricist,” she said. Crossy’s Gig is at The Briars Park, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha from noon-8pm on Sunday 18 March. Bands include Stonefield (pictured), Red Ink, Snowy Belfast, Le Fox, The Scarecrows and Roundhouse as well as DJs. There will be entertainment for children. Cost is $40 adult and $30 concession plus booking fees. Children under 12 are free of charge. Tickets:

Nature artists talk about their travels ARTISTS with a fascination for nature at home and overseas are coming to Frankston’s Brialyn Boathouse Gallery. Experts will give talks and exhibit their works while budding artists are being invited to submit unframed drawings of animals. The professionals who will be at the gallery for an exhibition and talks have painted reptiles and animals and have offered an evening to share their artistic journey from Australia to wildlife areas overseas. Drawings by retired sheep farmer Chris McClelland have won prizes and praise throughout Australia and he will share his stories of art and African safaris at 7pm on Friday 9 March. Pete Marshall is a retired veterinary surgeon who travels in Australia and overseas to gather material for her artwork, especially subjects that are beautiful, often endangered, and sometimes dangerous. She will speak about her art at 7pm Thursday 15 March. Marshall has travelled to many conservation centres – Nagamba Island (chimpanzees); Bwindi’s forest (mountain gorillas); Uganda; Sepilok and Semengok in Malaysia (orangutans); the Canadian tundra (polar bears ); Bardia and

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FREE ENTRY - Tues to Sun from 6th to 25th March Close enough: A close-up of a resting lion by Sandra Temple is one of the works being exhibited by the Bryalyn Boathouse Gallery. Temple has been named International Wildlife Artist 2012.

Kanha national parks in Nepal and India (tigers); LoroParque Foundation, Tenerife (parrots); and Toolern Vale (dingoes). The audience for each artist is limited to 12 and bookings can be made by calling the gallery or online. The most popular submitted drawing will be framed free by Pier Gallery of Dromana and displayed at the gallery in April. The champagne opening for the exhibition is at 2pm Sunday 11 March. Sculpture also being exhibited is by Lesley Barrett,

Jenni Kelly, Di King, Yelena Kolotusha, Chris McClelland, Pete Marshall, Janet Matthews, Rodger Scott, Eric Shepherd, Chris Stubbs, Dawn Stubbs, Brad Trembath and Sandra Temple. The exhibition is open 10am6pm six days a week from 6 March. For more information call 9770 6119, visit Brialyn Boathouse Gallery (opposite Officeworks in Nepean Highway, Frankston) or www.boat

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Caring is putting smiles on faces AFTER seven years, Rosebud-based After-Care Australasia continues to sponsor between five and 10 peninsula people with disabilities to play bowls every Friday. After-Care, which employs 80 people after starting from a spare bedroom in Rye 12 years ago, has been working with the Rye Bowls Club to assist its clients to have some fun with friends. As well as providing two carers and transportation for its clients, After-Care has provided the club with a wheelchair. Company director Shane Kelly said his clients looked forward to the outing every Friday. “Unfortunately, our clients with disabilities don’t get out a lot and this is a way to get out of the house, play sport and socialise,” he said. “Our clients absolutely love it, but I think we enjoy the smiles on their faces a whole lot more.” For more information, call Shane Kelly on 5986 7144. Picture: Yanni

Red Hill rider wins age group Odyssey JACK Steele, riding for the Red Hill Riders, took out the under-18 category of the 100 kilometre Kona Mountain Bike Odyssey race in the Otways two weekends ago. When not at school, Steele of Red Hill works for Sealy’s Cycles, keeping close to the sport he loves. The Kona Odyssey draws a huge field of highly competitive riders; this year 833 entered. Apart from winning the under-18 event, Steele placed 55th overall in a time of 5 hours 43 minutes, a great effort in such a tough event. Steele trains on both a mountain bike and a road bike to gain endurance. The win was a great start to his cycling career. Barry Irving King of the hill: Jack Steele takes centre spot on the winners’ podium at the Kona Odyssey.

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Rosebud racer has superbike dream in sight BRYCE Van Hoof of Hoofy Racing in Rosebud will be competing in the ProStock 1000 category on the No 43 Powersports Kawasaki ZX10 in the 2012 season. His goal for the season is to compete in all six rounds of the category in the Australian Superbike Series, which will take him to three state as well as support races at the World Superbikes at Phillip Island and a round of the V8 supercar series. He will also compete in the Victorian titles, which consists of three rounds. Van Hoof is hoping to compete in some of the Hartwell championships and the Victorian interclub series where he rides alongside his father Dean and grandfather Ken. The young rider is hoping to place top five in B grade ProStock Championship. Van Hoof competed in the first round of the ASBK series in conjunction with the World Superbike Series at Phillip Island, where he had a successful meeting. He overcome technical problems in race 1 and finished eighth in the second race. Van Hoof said 2012 would be an exciting year. “There will be live TV coverage on Speed TV and I’ll be competing with the premier Superbike class at all rounds of the series,” he said. Readers can keep track of Van Hoof’s progress via the Hoofy Racing website (www. All results will be on the ASBK website ( and in most motorcycle magazines. A spokesman for the team said Van Hoof had some amazing support from Motorcycle Rimstickers, Mototrack Accessories, Motorcycle Race Gear, ASR Suspension, TBG Photo, Maxima oils and Dewith Motorsport. Van Hoof is still in search of extra support. Details:


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