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‘Rebel’ pool talk draws 250 By Mike Hast MORE than 250 people packed Rosebud Memorial Hall on Friday 4 May for a passionate discussion about the shire council’s proposed aquatic centre on the foreshore at Rosebud. People came from all over the peninsula to voice their opinions about the controversial $28 million project. It was the first meeting about the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (dubbed SPA by the shire) since the shire was given permission to build on the foreshore by state environment minister Ryan Smith. The shire had been trying since 2005 to get government permission to build on the foreshore, but had been blocked by the Department of Sustainability and Environment supported by various environment ministers. The meeting was organised not by the shire, but by two rebel councillors on the Port Phillip side, Graham Pittock whose ward is based around Dromana and Tim Rodgers of Sorrento Ward. Against the wishes of the shire’s executive and six other councillors, they decided the people should be heard on SPA after a majority of their colleagues in March voted to not have public meetings about the project. More than 50 people had their three minutes on the microphone, perhaps the most comprehensive display of people power ever seen in the shire since its formation in 1994. A big majority said it was good to have the chance to express their views and praised Crs Pittock and Rodgers. The meeting was recorded and



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speeches were gathered by the two councillors, who will present a report to the council and put the information on Facebook at “Seawinds Ward�. Speakers were required to register prior to the meeting, and more than 40 did so, but Crs Pittock and Rodgers received a large number of requests just before the meeting started and handed out numbered tickets. Everyone who wanted to speak got the chance to. When the meeting started, Cr Pittock looked at the full seats and people standing around the edges and said it was community grass roots at work. Cr Rodgers said it was gratifying to see so many people. “This is one of the biggest issues of the next 10 years [in the shire]. It’s not often this council spends $30 million.� He said he had put up the motion to conduct a roadshow that had been rejected by six of the 11 councillors. It was important for all peninsula residents to find out about the project. Continued on Page 8

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Van Der Pal were among the crew of Dromana Bay Life Saving Club putting the finishing touches to the outside of the club’s $1 million headquarters on the foreshore at Dromana on Saturday afternoon. It’s been a long haul for the club, which has battled legal challenges and other obstacles to make their clubhouse a reality. The two-storey building will be finished soon and a certificate of occupancy is expected to be issued next month, in time for the club’s birthday. Picture: Yanni Full story on Page 4.

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Feathers preened for show BIRD fanciers of all sorts are preening their charges for the 28th annual Mornington Peninsula Avicultural Society’s annual bird sale and expo on Sunday 27 May. Society president David Renshaw said the show would feature a wide range of avicultural products for expert and amateur bird fanciers. “We expect more than 2000 people,” he said. “It’s the state’s premier bird sale and expo. “We will have pheasants and waterfowl, marsupial association display,

aviaries, carry boxes, display cages, birdfood, vitamins and bird toys.” The trade area opens at 9.30am and bird sales start at 11, including exotics types as well as Australian parrots, finches, quails, doves, budgies and canaries. Mr Renshaw said bird specialists would provide advice and tips to people starting out. Details: The Mornington Peninsula Avicultural Society’s bird sale and expo, incorporating the Victorian Zebra Finch Show, Sunday 27 May,

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Helping out: Above, Sue Slater and Bronwyn van der Merche with district administrator Sao Sary and workshop participants. Centre, dragging a cart of resources to the workshop along a dusty unmade road at Tropeanproulet. Far right, a schoolyard in Sampov Loun district of Cambodia.

Teaching on the borderline By Tony Murrell FEW will brave the bone-jarring, threehour drive to a remote Cambodian village near the Thai border to pioneer professional development workshops for Khmer teachers. Even fewer volunteers, who pay their own way to Cambodia, will stay three days in dusty surroundings where accommodation and places to eat are, at best, basic. But the experience is “a privilege and a thrill” for retired secondary school principal Sue Slater, of Mornington, and her friend, retired assistant principal Bronwyn van der Merche, of Frankston. The two women volunteer with notfor-profit Teachers Across Borders Australia (TAB), using their skills to help raise education standards with workshops for the mostly poorly trained Khmer teachers in the Cambodian provinces. TAB Australia executive director and founder Brian Allen, a resident of Rosebud, estimates workshops in three provinces over the past six years have impacted on more than 100,000 pupils. The former primary school principal candidly describes TAB programs as under resourced, limited in reach, but effective nevertheless. “The Wheeler Foundation provided funding for people to assess our programs in Cambodia and they found that what we are doing is making a difference,” Mr Allen said. “We are challenging Cambodians to rethink their teaching practice.” The programs guide teachers away

from teaching rote learning to techniques that make pupils think for themselves. Mr Allen says rote learning perpetuates submissiveness by children who are often sold or traded by parents into jobs, including prostitution. At least eight teachers from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula have volunteered with TAB over six years. Some have been to Cambodia up to six times. These are not junkets to see a developing country on the cheap: beside paying their own way, the Aussie teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses have included attendance payments to Khmer teachers and school directors who could not otherwise afford the time for professional development. During holidays most teachers in Cambodia must find other jobs to feed their families. Their $28 to $50-a-month salary does not extend to holiday pay. Support for the program has come from the Rotary clubs of Rosebud-Rye and Camberwell, Soroptimists International and the Peace Fund. Since 2005 Soroptimists International has supported Teachers Across Borders by funding 16 teachers from the remote Hun Sen Santepheap primary school, Sampov Loun District, to attend workshops in Battambang, Cambodia’s third-largest city nearly 300km from the capital Phnom Penh. Soroptimists paid for the two teachers’ accommodation plus a stipend to staff attending workshops and some resources used in the workshops. The far-flung school is in the border village of Tropeanproulet, straddling a

pot-holed, unmade and busy main road jammed with trucks trading goods between Cambodia and Thailand. Sue Slater and Bronwyn van der Merche, both members of Mornington Peninsula Soroptimists International, visited the village in January. It was Ms Slater’s sixth visit to Cambodia, once as part of the Wheeler Foundation review team “We were keen to continue TAB’s work and build on support from Soroptimists International by trialling a professional development model of workshops at a remote school,” Ms Slater said. What they encounter is challenging: a school of 1352 pupils with more than 50 to a class. Nine of the 24 teachers did not reach Year 9. Outside, the thick, dry-season dust coats everything and rubble is everywhere. Roadworks and drainage are haphazard. More than 75 per cent of Sampov Loun citizens live in poverty. Mr Sao Sary, an administrator from the district education office, underscores the remoteness of the border district as well as a paucity of educational resources when he tells the Australian women that this is the first training workshop ever for teachers in Sampov Loun district. “Education in the provinces is hampered by poorly paid untrained staff, lack of leadership, poor attendance – particularly in harvest season – and poorly resourced schools,” Ms Slater said. “Some lack basic facilities such as toilets, running water or a well.

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“There is little school security: partially fenced grounds mean that livestock and vandals cause regular damage and child kidnapping is not uncommon. “Student completion at lower secondary is a major issue with grade nine completion rates less than 30 per cent in some rural schools. “Community participation is limited because parents are generally poor rural workers with no time to spare.” But there is a big plus, too, says the former principal. However formidable the difficulties appear, the Khmer teachers are very keen to improve their skills and their schools. “Teachers reacted positively to our workshops, concentrating on consistent classroom practice across the school as well as teaching and learning techniques,” Ms Slater said. “We hope to return to continue work at the school and also hope that teachers complete future TAB workshop programs in Battambang.” Ongoing development of the school library and online coaching support for teachers are among strategies to help improve teaching and learning at Hun Sen Santepheap. Over the past six years Teachers Across Borders has run 15 six- to eightday workshops in three Cambodian provinces – Battambang, Kampong Thom and Kampong Cham where they have trained more than 2000 Khmer teachers and directors. At Battambang, the Khmers say that TAB workshops are the only profes-


sional development they can access. Professional development opportunities are limited and unplanned because schools generally rely on nongovernment organisations for training. Teachers Across Borders Australia had its start when executive director Brian Allen took up a challenge from a United States woman he met while visiting South East Asia for World Vision in 2006. “She had started Teachers Across Borders in the US, suggesting I could do the same in Australia. “I had never seen such poverty. When you see it – when you’re there it’s a whole different world.” Mr Allen was shocked into action. Thirty people responded to an article about Mr Allen’s ambition in Education Age in August 2006. By Christmas that year, TAB’s work was formalised in a project agreement with the Cambodian Ministry of Education: the new organisation was committed to provide professional development for teachers and school directors for a 10-year period. The committee of management is already contemplating the organisation’s future beyond the decade-long accord. Mr Allen’s personal dream is to spread TAB’s work to Australia’s near neighbours like East Timor and the Pacific Islands, depending on need. TAB’s status as a registered charity in Australia means that donations are tax deductible. Details: Email or online at www.

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Putting last touches to lifesavers’ home DROMANA Bay Life Saving Club’s longawaited new home is nearing completion. It is hoped the $1 million building on the foreshore near the scout hall will be ready for the club’s 15th birthday celebrations on 16 June. The club will go from boiled lollies to chocolates after spending recent years operating out of two shipping containers. Club treasurer Megan Goldsworthy said members were rapt with their headquarters and there was no shortage of people to complete the project, which involved painting inside and out with landscaping work to follow. Money for the two-storey clubhouse came from Mornington Peninsula Shire ($260,000), the state government’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program and Sports and Recreation Victoria ($700,000) and the club’s coffers ($40,000).

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About $70,000 from other sources, including the shire, had been spent in recent years on planning, architects, engineers, an Aboriginal heritage study and legal fees when the site of the clubhouse was challenged in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Ms Goldsworthy said 90-95 per cent of money spent on the building stayed on the peninsula. A lift from a Melbourne company cost about $45,000. She said the building did not have a commercial kitchen and scotched suggestions there would be a public restaurant or cafe on the first floor, as had been rumoured. The clubhouse is likely to be officially opened in November during Water Safety Week. Dromana Bay is known for its Dromana Bay Pier Swim in February. Mike Hast

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Income, the great divide By Keith Platt RESIDENTS in the Mornington Peninsula’s richest suburb have more than three times the income of those in the lowest paid area. Taxpayers in Portsea earn an average $150,771 while those in Rosebud West receive $45,751. The figures are contained in the latest statistics from the Australian Tax Office grouped in postcodes. The proportion of income paid in tax by residents in Portsea is higher, but the remaining disposable income is still nearly three times that of those in Rosebud West. The towns may be within 16 kilometres of each other, but the lifestyles available to their residents are poles apart. Portsea is defined by having some of the most expensive real estate in Australia, with clifftop mansions valued in the tens of millions of dollars. Secluded properties are owned by the influential and wealthy, politicians and business tycoons. While Portsea’s bay beaches are open to the public, access and parking can be hard to find. At Rosebud, there are relatively few beachside properties, and even those are separated from the beach by a wide foreshore and public footpath. The foreshore camping ground fills to capacity each holiday season, with residents sharing the beach with thousands of visitors. This large amount of public land


Top of the pile: Clifftop properties at Portsea reflect the income levels of taxpayers listed as living in postcode 3944. Incomes in Mornington, below right, are close to those of residents in McCrae, Blairgowrie, Bittern and Tyabb.

also means its future is open to public debate, exemplified by the latest controversy over Mornington Peninsula Shire wanting to use a slice of it for an aquatic centre. Privately owned land behind the foreshore reserve at Portsea virtually deals out any shire interference except for building and planning permits. Elsewhere on the peninsula differences in personal income are not so marked, although Flinders, where average taxable incomes are $125,562, comes a close second to Portsea. It too has beachside clifftop homes, this time facing Western Port, which also pose an access problem for those not fortunate enough to live in one. After Flinders, average incomes drop rapidly, with Merricks, Arthurs

Seat and Sorrento residents falling in the $80,000-plus bracket for taxation purposes. The latest data available from the tax office covers incomes for 2009-10 and shows Mt Eliza ($76,143) is the only peninsula town in the $70,000 bracket, although Tuerong and Moorooduc come close with incomes of $69,195. Balnarring Beach, Red Hill, Merricks North, Mt Martha and Somers all fall within incomes of $60,000. Both sides of the peninsula have a share of towns with incomes of below $50,000: Hastings ($48,979), Crib Point ($47,524) and HMAS Cerberus ($46,208) in Western Port, and Rosebud and Boneo ($47,641), Rye and Fingal ($46,710) and Rosebud West ($45,751) on the Port Phillip side.

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Storms bring final flight of the albatross WAS it shot or a victim of a storm? Birdwatchers on the southern peninsula are awaiting results of an X-ray to determine the final moments of a shy albatross (Thalassarche cauta) found dead on a Blairgowrie roadside. Looking as much like road kill as anything, the size and grandeur of the bird led to its body being preserved for posterity and scientific examination. The story of its arrival in Blairgowrie remains a mystery, although thanks to a metal band on its leg we know it was last touched by humans 27 days before its death. The shy albatross had been banded by albatross biologist Dr Rosemary Gales 224 kilometres away on 29 March at Albatross Island, off Tasmania. Dr Gales classed it as a nestling,

possibly 16 years old, but did not know its gender. The Bass Strait island is an 18-hectare nature reserve and home to an estimated 5000 pairs of shy albatross, about 40 per cent of the world’s population. When it crashed to earth in Blairgowrie, the albatross wearing band 132-38674 weighed about three kilograms and had wings that spanned 2.2 metres. Nepean Conservation Group president Ursula de Jong spotted the dead bird on Anzac Day morning. “When we jumped out of the car, we found it still warm, but having lost a lot of blood, dead,� she said. “It was such a beautiful bird, in perfect condition. We moved it off the road and found one small wound –

consistent with a gunshot wound – on the side of its head. There was no exit hole. “We photographed it, noted its tag details to post and were going to prepare a burial place. It disappeared before we could do so.� It later emerged that the bird had also been spotted by Dr de Jong’s near neighbour, Ben Muir. Mr Muir – also intrigued by the bird’s fate – sent the band to the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme, run by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities in Canberra, and kept its body in a fridge so it could be preserved and displayed by the Melbourne Museum. Vet Dr Katrina Gregory diagnosed a

broken wing and affirmed 132-38674 was a “perfect specimen�. Her report stated: “The bird was found to be well nourished and appeared to be ‘fat’. Recently deceased. Neck was fractured. LS beak bruising. RS mid shaft radius-ulna fracture.� The cause of death has been recorded as “unknown�.

“This amazing story of recovery leaves us wondering what could have happened to this shy albatross,� Dr de Jong told The News. “What had its journey been like across Bass Strait? Weather conditions had been poor: gale force winds of 35 knots, gusting over 39 knots. Conditions on Bass Strait may have been fierce. “It had been windy for three days, unabating. Where was it going? How did it die? “Albatrosses can live up to 100 years. An autopsy has been ruled out as it would damage the bird. We await X-rays from the museum to determine what caused its death. “We mourn this life cut short. RIP shy albatross 132-38674.� Keith Platt


ment’s budget, released on Tuesday last week by state treasurer Kim Wells. It is relying on a massive increase in fines to bolster its promised surplus of $155 million. The Baillieu government will gain about $110 million a year after upping various fines by up to 15 per cent. Police on-the-spot fines will go up 25 per cent. Speed camera fine revenue will jump 20 per cent to $306 million, including presumably drivers caught speeding on Peninsula Link. Oddly, southern peninsula-based MP and Education Minister Martin Dixon described the freeway cameras as being “emergency/security cameras�. A nice bit of spin.

Perhaps he means the state government’s finances are in an emergency situation? Speaking of emergencies, the budget allocates $40 million for redevelopment of Frankston Hospital emergency department, the biggest item for the region. Other items for or that will benefit the peninsula include: ď Ž Rosebud Primary School will receive just $190,000 to complete planning and tender documentation for its $3 million modernisation. ď Ž $67 million toward the Eastern Treatment Plant upgrade to produce class A water, started by the Labor government and locked in years ago. ď Ž $14 million for Boneo sewage treatment plant improvements, also locked

in by the previous government. ď Ž $4 million for planning of an expanded Port of Hastings, which is expected to cost at least $10 billion over the next 25 years. All three of the peninsula’s Liberal MPs – Martin Dixon (Nepean electorate), David Morris (Mornington) and Neale Burgess (Hastings) – were singing from the same book in their press releases issued after the budget. Here’s a sample: “The budget is shaped by the economic challenges of the present, but its focus is on securing the future. Global and economic factors have resulted in a softer economy and significant reductions in government revenue,â€? Mr Dixon said.

“These forces are placing real pressure on local businesses and families and on the government’s capacity to meet community needs. “This budget sets out a clear plan to meet these challenges and positions Victoria to take full advantage of current and future opportunities.� “This budget sets Victoria on a sustainable financial path, which will allow the state to provide the services, facilities and capital works required by our growing population,� Mr Morris said. Looks like it’s time to invest in cruise control if you plan to use Peninsula Link. Set it on 99.96km/h and enjoy the sylvan views out of the corner of your eye.

State budget shows a fine way to treat peninsula By Mike Hast THE state government’s austere budget has provided very little for the Mornington Peninsula – or for the rest of Victoria. The most unpopular item will be $9.6 million for speed cameras on Peninsula Link freeway, expected to open later this year, ahead of schedule. The pretence of speed cameras to maintain safety would appear to have been dropped as the new road will be the safest in the region. And if it’s not safe, how can the government know before it opens? Increasing fines and fees is a key part of revenue generation for the govern-



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Freedom for arresting seal By Julie Farthing THE cries of a young Australian fur seal startled residents of a street in Rye more than 500 metres from the beach last week. Residents of Rex Ave were woken early on Saturday morning 5 May by a strange noises and discovered the young seal wandering in their front gardens. The seal pup did not appear to be injured, but was obviously disoriented. Later investigation showed it had crossed Point Nepean Road before travelling inland up a significant hill, no mean feat for a creature on flippers.

Fearing the worst if the seal wandered onto busy Melbourne Rd, residents herded the animal into a safe spot, then made several unsuccessful attempts to contact wildlife authorities. They then called Rye police station and Sergeant Ian Christensen was soon on the scene with a divisional van. Sergeant Christensen also tried to contact local animal rescue people. He then contacted Adrian Howard, senior zookeeper at Melbourne Zoo, and received advice about how to safely capture the seal and where to release it. Heather Kingston, a veterinarian of Rye Veterinary Clinic, arrived and she

and Sergeant Christensen scooped up the seal in a blanket and carried it to the police van. It was driven to a Rye boat ramp, the rear doors were opened and the seal jumped from the van and walked down the ramp and into the water. It was last seen dipping and diving in the waves, seemingly none the worse for wear after its big adventure. Sergeant Christensen said he was surprised to receive a call about a seal at large. “I have seen seals off the beach before, but never this far inland,” he said. It is not known why the seal ventured so far inland.

During the previous night a fur seal of similar age and appearance was found off the beach in Dromana. After seeing photos of the Rye rescue, Mr Howard said the seal appeared to be in reasonable condition. “It is likely to be the same animal that was found in Dromana. It is a very small animal for its age, possibly an underdeveloped yearling.” Mr Howard said anyone finding a seal in any location on the peninsula should not attempt to pick it up. For help, call Wildlife Help on the Mornington Peninsula (WHOMP) on 0417 380 687 or DSE on 136 186.

EXPERTS at Sunday’s Mornington Peninsula Land Management Expo will advise property owners and managers learn more about effective land management. The event is presented by the Peninsula Pastures and Produce Program which connects people to the knowledge, resources and support required to manage their land to improve pastures and agricultural production. Among organisations supporting the program are Mornington Peninsula Shire, Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, Western Port Biosphere, Department of Primary Industries, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula Landcare and Caring for Our Country. The land management expo will be held 10am—2pm in The Barn at The Briars, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, Sunday 20 May. Register at or by calling Matt Khoury on 8781 7945.

Golf for Red Cross A GOLF day to raise money for the Red Cross will be held at Portsea Golf Club on Thursday 7 June. The shotgun start is at 9am with a four-person Ambrose. Registration is available from 8am. There will be nearest the pins for men and women and trophies for the winner and runner-up. Carts can be arranged through the pro shop. Entry is $25 for Portsea members and $40 for others. For more information and bookings call 5984 3521 or email eventmanager The draw will be at www.portsea after Monday 31 May.


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Consultation opus: fantastic farrago with a dash of facts COMMENT

By David Harrison MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has sent a document to Environment Minister Ryan Smith detailing the community consultation it has done to back its application to build the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre on the Rosebud foreshore. A document bearing the same name is on the shire website. It is a poor piece of work, short on facts but long on windy rhetorical puff, irrelevances and unsupported claims. One hopes the minister received a more substantial document than this. Pool-on-the-foreshore proponents have asserted ad nauseam that community support for the foreshore location is “overwhelming”. Not according to this document, which omits all material that does not support the shire position. For example, a petition signed by about 300 opposing the foreshore site went to the shire in early July 2009. Accompanying it were 30 antiforeshore letters. Minutes of the council meeting held on 27 July record that “a further petition of 204 signatures was received opposing the pool on the foreshore”. How did 100-odd names disappear from the petition? What happened to the 30 letters? This material is not in the shire submission to the minister. Add to this mystery the 63 submissions the shire received after it called for public comment on the Rosebud Activity Centre Structure Plan and the Rosebud Foreshore Coastal Management Plan, advertised in late 2009. Of the 63, about half included direct reference to the pool. Only about seven of those supported the pool’s foreshore site. Twenty-six opposed it – more than three to one against the location. Again, not in the shire submission. One of the submitters pointed out that in addition to the 300 signatures and 30 letters mentioned above, there was a further petition of 42 signatures plus eight more letters – a total of 342 signatures and 38 letters against the foreshore site. Not in the shire submission either. The 342 signatures and 38 letters – 380 anti-foreshore submissions – compare with 143 pro-foreshore signatures received by the shire, which of course are in the shire submission. More detail on this appears later, along with a “push poll” that achieved, it is claimed, 10,000 signatures from locals and tourists who were asked: do you want a pool on the foreshore? Another issue needs to be cleared up – the repeated claim by Rosebud Ward councillor David Gibb that the activity plan and the coastal plan were open for comment from August 2009 to March 2012 – “the longest consultation period on record considering we normally exhibit for six to eight weeks only”. This is incorrect, and Cr Gibb should know it, considering his close association with the SPA project. He last made this assertion on 4 May. The shire formally advertised, exhibited and called for submissions for six to eight weeks from September to 13 November 2009. The shire’s website submission states its five-year community engagement program “confirmed the shire’s plans for an aquatic centre on the southern peninsula, receiving an overwhelming positive response from both residents and tourists”. “The amount of positive support received from the community in response to the proposed foreshore location for the SPA centre has been overwhelming.”


Has it? Not according to the facts set out above. The shire’s documented evidence for this bold claim is gauzethin, underwhelming even. In the overblown language the shire uses – the flimsier its case, the more florid the prose – it grinds almost to a halt in setting out its case. A feasibility study for SPA sought support from the Rosebud community as well as tourists. What proportion of the “overwhelming” response came from tourists, who certainly should not be counted as part of a “community” consultation? We are not told. And how many responses justify the adjective “overwhelming”? Now to the “facts”, and the fantasy. The minister may well wish to ask the questions that are posed here. The shire states that:  Twenty-eight local schools received a questionnaire, of which 24 responded. The schools’ locations are not recorded or when the questionnaire was sent out. They are certainly not all in Rosebud. Nor does the submission record whether they favoured a pool at Rosebud, let alone one on the foreshore, or whether they regarded a 25-metre pool as adequate for their needs. Apparently the questionnaire did not ask these questions or whether the schools would welcome such a pool for swimming carnivals.  A “significant” (the document uses the spin word “significant” six times) number of public submissions – 100 – were received, more than 70 per cent of which said “current aquatic facilities do not meet their needs”. What did the public say would meet their needs? Were they asked? And what did they say about the foreshore location? The submission merely states they “clearly supported” a new aquatic centre “in the southern peninsula area”. How did they express their support?  Two community forums were held, one for the tourism industry and one for business. From where? Just the local community? How many people attended? The tourism “focus group” favoured SPA, but three of the four benefits they listed for it do not require a foreshore location. The fourth states, worryingly, that the proposal offers Rosebud the “opportunity to capitalise on [the] foreshore location”. This “capitalising” requires eviction of the long-established and popular

lawn bowls club, the crowd-pulling carnival and circus and denying a substantial slice of the foreshore to picnickers. Presumably they see this as regrettable but necessary collateral damage, to be replaced by SPA and a large car park. Further, and equally worrying, the business group thought the site would become the “social heart” of Rosebud – hundreds of metres from the current heart. As VicRoads said dryly in commenting on another shire submission, Rosebud was in danger of having two hearts because of the proposed SPA location. The business group also enthused about the “opportunity to utilise the bay ... catalyst for town revival and development” and stated that it would “help create a cluster of activities”. Again, worrying: one hopes they don’t envisage this cluster being built on the foreshore.  Interviews were done with an unspecified “number of key stakeholders from various community and business sectors” likely to be SPA users or be “impacted” by such a facility. They are not quantified or named: perhaps they are listed in an appendix? A “number of usage issues” were discussed, including a lack of suitable facilities and programs for the elderly, immobile, disabled and other disadvantaged people. None of these groups are recorded as favouring a foreshore site for any new facility. To them, location appears to be a low priority. Anti-foreshore campaigners would not deny them a pool, correctly located.  At two forums attended by a disability group, “key issues” were raised and “strong support” was shown for a new facility, which would be used by a “large number” of groups and individuals. No quantification, just vague and windy adjectives. No mention of the need for a foreshore location.  Local schools (as well as the 28 already mentioned?), “which included 1 secondary college and 2 primary schools” had their views sought. By what means? Astonishingly, it was found that “a high proportion” swim, especially primary students. Again, “key issues” were raised, indicating “a desire to incorporate modern attractions” available at “larger more contemporary facilities”.

What modern attractions do they find elsewhere? Water slides and diving pools? These features are not – yet – planned for SPA which, at 25 metres long, could hardly accommodate them anyway.  A random sample of 300 southern peninsula residents answered a phone survey. They indicated a lack of interest in swimming or said they swam in the bay or owned a pool. Only 61 per cent said they might use a pool more frequently. That percentage is far from “overwhelming support” for SPA, wherever it might be built.  Nepean MP Martin Dixon tabled “1600 signed petitions” (sic) in Parliament in “the most successful campaign ever undertaken by Martin Dixon’s office”. What was the wording of the petition(s)? Did it/they specify a foreshore site? What less successful campaigns was it compared with? What does this “fact” matter, anyway? Mr Dixon also raised the foreshore location twice in Parliament, once in 2008 and again in 2009, and has “received a significant amount of public pressure” to support the development for “residents and tourists”. He’s been flat out on SPA business, poor man.  As to the media, “significant” articles and letters to the editor have, the submission says, supported the proposed foreshore location. Apparently the shire knows of only one local publication: its submission refers to “the local newspaper”. The three local newspaper groups (Mornington Peninsula News Group, of which this newspaper is one, Fairfax Community Newspapers and Leader) have all reported the SPA controversy and run letters for and against the foreshore site. The shire has supplied the minister with “samples” of recent newspaper articles in an appendix – no doubt carefully selected to support its SPA case. Facebook and Myspace are claimed to have between them 316 “supporters/ members” at 22 July of an unspecified year. Teenagers using these media would die of mortification at the paltry number.  The shire has received a “significant” amount of correspondence “from the general public” seeking updates on SPA. A shire database now comprises the grand total 252 individuals and/ or groups – a minuscule number in a

peninsula population of about 150,000.  A community reference group formed

in 2006 has a “diverse” membership – all of them from Rosebud. They represent the chamber of commerce, schools, traders, sports groups, tourism and the secondary college. So much for consulting the entire southern peninsula, from Flinders to Portsea on this southern peninsula proposal.  Community consultation and SPA publicity continues through the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce, which has been “at the forefront of galvanising community support ... to demonstrate to the (shire) the level of community support” for SPA. This support was dramatically absent from the 4 May public meeting at Rosebud Memorial Hall, where the foreshore site – but not an aquatic centre for Rosebud – was opposed 70-30. So much for galvanising the community.  To help gather foreshore support, the shire has a form letter on its website “encouraging residents and visitors with the opportunity [sic] to express their opinion about a foreshore location”. No mention of the number of responses, possible because there have been very few. The submission then states that “positive support” continues to flow into the shire, and is ... take a guess ... “overwhelming”. And, it says, the community message to the foremost foreshore advocate, Cr Gibb, “has been simply, ‘Get on with it’.”  Finally, as mentioned at the beginning, the submission lists the number of petitions and joint letters received at the shire. A grand total of 143 signatures were appended to three pleas to build SPA on the foreshore. As well, a petition with “over 10,000” signatures has been lodged. The minutes of the relevant council meeting say “over 9000” signatures were on the petition. There’s inflation for you, but no matter: it was a shirebacked push poll and therefore of questionable value. The minister should return the submission to the shire with a large red “F” scrawled on it, an instruction to do better, and a warning that if such puff and nonsense is the best the shire can do, SPA’s foreshore site is in deep jeopardy.

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In the deep end: More than 250 people packed Rosebud Memorial Hall to hear the pros and cons of an aquatic centre on Rosebud foreshore. Picture: Yanni

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After the meeting, Cr Rodgers said more than 70 per cent of speakers were opposed to the foreshore pool site. Pro-foreshore speakers said Rosebud had been promised the pool seven years ago and the town needed an iconic seaside tourism drawcard to revive the area. Rosebud was a struggle street town, one speaker said, and it would help to have the pool near the shopping centre. It was only a small part of the foreshore “which is there to be used by people”. Another said SPA would help solve unemployment and keep young people in the area. Rosebud was a dowdy town, said one Rosebud resident; the ugliest place on the peninsula and it needed a spark; a place of high visibility on the foreshore to attract tourists who would use it during summer only. Other speakers said the pool would be a great asset for health and fitness. Many anti-foreshore speakers, including environmentalists, said the site selected by the shire would be subject to inundation due to the effects of climate change. Public buildings should no longer be erected on precious foreshore given what we know about storm surges, one said. The coastal strip, beaches and reserves were the shire’s most precious assets, said another. Other speakers questioned the cost of the project, estimated by the shire to be $28 million. Would it cause rates to rise and other projects to be put on the backburner? The shire is working on plans for SPA and they will go on public exhibition, although no date has been provided.

Community relishes sweet taste of democracy COMMENT

By David Harrison LATE at the Rosebud pool meeting on Friday night 4 May, a new mood emerged as locals spoke, many without notes, of their devotion to Rosebud, their lament about what they saw as its down-at-heel appearance, its poverty, its unemployment, its long neglect by the shire. They accused “you� and “they�, in the audience and in the well-appointed shire council offices at Besgrove St in Rosebud, of snatching away the dream of their very own aquatic centre, SPA, the vision splendid that had been promised them, a beacon on the foreshore. They had imagined, despite lack of any plans or final government permission, their own grand swimming and wellbeing palace. It was poignant and unsettling. Who would want to snuff out the dream? In their yearning for it – or, it seemed, for any dream that would boost their civic pride – they were ready to ignore facts, such as the laws that protect foreshore areas, so precisely detailed at the meeting by Labor MP Johan Scheffer. Who could blame them? One sensed a reluctant concession among some that most of the “you� and “they� at the meeting were not opposed to the pool, but to the location. One speaker asked: if it’s illegal to build it on the foreshore, what are we here arguing about? He was right. Foreshore site supporters, Cr David Gibb at their head, have for well over half a decade brushed aside this formidable barrier as a trifle. It is not. The shire must still make a

case that the pool is coastal dependent – and produce drawings, costs and a business plan for it. As Johan Scheffer said, we live under a set of rules that must not lightly be set aside, by any level of government. Mr Scheffer was the only MP to attend. MP Martin Dixon and Federal Coalition frontbencher Greg Hunt sent apologies and letters, which were read to the meeting. Mr Hunt showed a canny ability to lay smoke and retreat from his previous position. He now says the SPA location “is a matter for the council� and that the proposed site “is not on the foreshore as some claim�. By strict legal definition – Mr Hunt is a lawyer – he is right. “Foreshore� is the area between high and low tide marks. Governments and councils all over Australia, including this shire, disagree with this definition. But Mr Hunt is in no degree right in his assertion about sea level rise and he is uncharitable in arguing that climate change “should not be misused to prevent community projects�. Who does he accuse of doing that? Politicians cannot resist throwing mud. To settle the canard that the pool is not on the foreshore, consult your Melway. Or read the Coastal Management Act, which defines coastal Crown land as “any land reserved ... for the protection of the coastline� and “any Crown land within 200 metres of [the] high water mark.� Or read the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme – which, like the Bible, can be quoted by Satan to support an argument – which declares (21-08 Foreshores and Coastal Waters) that a

“precautionary approach� must be applied when considering new developments, including “vulnerability to climate change effects�. It goes on to warn against “the construction of additional structures on the foreshore except where substantial net benefits to the community and/or coastal environment are clearly demonstrated� (my emphasis). The shire and pool proponents prefer to omit the adjective “substantial� from the phrase “substantial community benefit� because it would require a far higher standard of proof in gaining government approval for the pool. Pool proponents have largely switched their argument from the unarguable “coastal dependent� to “net community benefit�. VicRoads rightly prefers “substantial� to be included in the benefit test. The shire planning scheme also advocates foreshore policy should be developed “in full consultation with the local community�. “[The shire] must consider ... the degree to which the proposed development is dependent on a coastal location�. Local community? Surely for a project of this magnitude – the biggest and most expensive in shire history – the entire community is entitled to be consulted. We’ll all be paying for it. But pro-foreshore pool councillors voted against such consultation. They see their case best served by keeping the wider community as uninformed as possible about the spending of $30-40 million. This tedious analysis needs to go one last step: what precisely has been decided about SPA’s location? Not much,

actually, despite the popping of champagne corks among the David Gibb faction. Environment Minister Ryan Smith, ignoring his department’s rules that an applicant must provide extensive details – plans, costings and so on – with a request to build on the foreshore, consented to “the proposed use of the Rosebud foreshore reserve for the location of [SPA] at the site of the existing memorial hall�. That is, he has given only in-principle approval. Mr Smith now requires the information that should have been supplied with the application – plans, costings, evidence of net community benefit, evidence of “broad-based� community support, a “coastal hazard vulnerability assessment�, a detailed traffic assessment, and a business case. But no mention of coastal dependency, the keystone of his coastal policy – that foreshore development must be coastal dependent. The minister has apparently been heavied and has succumbed. Did local MP Martin Dixon lean on him? Mr Dixon would rather realise his election promise than lose face. Most pollies are similarly sensitive about their faces. The shire says it has already supplied Mr Smith’s department with evidence of broad-based community support and net community benefit. When will it release this material to the community for analysis? Back to the meeting. Among a number of impassioned speakers was one from a former Sale councillor now resident on the peninsula who expressed

concern about the general performance of councillors and senior shire staff. He announced he plans to stand for council in the coming poll. He received a warm reception. New blood! They liked the thought of it. Through all three hours of the meeting, the degree of ill temper and interjection was pleasantly subdued. Most people were there to listen, not disrupt. Afterwards, audience members stayed back to help stack the chairs. They had been given their right – their right – to speak, to express their views. This meeting should have been a shire initiative to inform ratepayers, one of a series, supported by all councillors. It should not have been left to two councillors who oppose the foreshore site to organise it, in the face of hostility from some councillor. Many who attended were puzzled by local ward councillor David Gibb’s petulant and inaccurate accusation that the meeting had been organised behind his back and held while he was away. Is only the dog on the dung heap entitled to bark? One hopes all councillors, Cr Gibb included, will now agree to grant communities across the shire that right to listen, and to speak, on this huge – and hugely expensive – project, which will directly affect their household budgets through the annual rate bill. And through the charges the shire imposes on us through fines and fees, which will also go up to pay for SPA. Cr Gibb and his pro-foreshore pool colleagues, and senior shire bureaucrats, should support this proposal in the interests of openness and transparency. And democracy.

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Water, water everywhere but some costs a fortune to drink By Mike Hast THE future of water management on the peninsula will be covered at a public forum in Rosebud on Thursday. At least six speakers will present ideas ranging from upgrading sewage treatment plants to capturing stormwater and bringing water to Victoria from Tasmania. Outspoken critic of government water management policies Kenneth Davidson will be one of the speakers. Mr Davidson, a columnist with The Age and co-publisher of Dissent magazine, will talk about the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant, which was commissioned by the previous government. The desal plant was due to be completed by the end of 2011 and is way over budget. Four sites were considered for the plant, including east of Port Phillip and west of Western Port as well as the Surf Coast before Wonthaggi was chosen. Mr Davidson says the government should break its contract with desal builder Aquasure, which is building the plant for $4 billion under a publicprivate partnership. Mr Davidson told The News the desal plant was not needed. “Melbourne’s catchment area gets more than sufficient rainfall to meet the city’s existing and future needs,� he said. “If the contract is fulfilled, in the first year of operation the government will have to pay AquaSure $763 million, rising by 7.3 per cent a year over the

28-year life of the contract. “This means that halfway through the contract, in about 2026, AquaSure will be paid $2 billion, rising to $5.1 billion in the final year.� He said dam water cost about 55 cents a kilolitre (1000 litres) and is sold for about $1.80 to households. “Melbourne Water will be paying Aquasure $5.10 a kilolitre when the desal plant starts operating,� he said. “In 14 years’ time, the desal water will cost $13.33 a kilolitre and in 28 years $34 a kilolitre.� He said based on average household use of 400 kilolitres, households pay about $1400 a year now for water, including parks and sewerage charges. “When the plant starts, households will have to take 40 per cent of their water from the desal plant and they will pay about $3000 – assuming the wholesale and retail mark-up is reduced to just over 200 per cent. “The Auditor-General described the desal plant and its capitalised financial costs as a ‘leased asset and a liability of the state’ rather than a public-private partnership. “He calculates the net present value of the 28-year financial commitment by the government to be $6.4 billion. “A fair, upfront payment to cancel the lease is $6.4 billion. “If the contract is maintained, Victoria will pay a total of $23.6 billion over the life of the contract, which includes interest on borrowings.�

Mr Davidson has been speaking to a wide variety of groups about the desal burden, including the Sorrento-Portsea branch of the Liberal Party. He said there was a strong level of disquiet about the desal plant among the rank and file of the Liberal Party. Other speakers include: ď Ž South East Water representative on the current and planned upgrades to the Eastern and Boneo treatment plants. ď Ž John Martin of Docklands Science Park on innovative concepts for water storage and future supply. (In the mid2000s, Mr Martin proposed bringing water from Tasmania in giant bladders towed by tugboats. He is now working on plans for a giant pipe from Tasmania to Victoria and SA.) ď Ž Alan Moran, Director Deregulation Unit, Institute of Public Affairs, on the economics and politics of water. ď Ž Stephen Cannon, of Watershed Victoria, on sustainability of water. ď Ž Melbourne Water representative on the management of peninsula stormwater drainage now and in the future. The forum is being hosted by Nepean MP Martin Dixon at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 May at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud. He said management of water was a key election commitment from the Coalition government. “The forum provides a chance for residents to have their voices heard and questions answered in a non-partisan, community environment,â€? he said.

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Gala night to help charities DISADVANTAGED young people in Hastings, Crib Point and Rosebud West look set to benefit from money raised at this year’s Mayoral Charity Gala Dinner. Foundation 59 is one of two charities chosen by the mayor Cr Frank Martin to receive money raised from the dinner. The foundation’s website says it “works to support at-risk or chronically disadvantaged young Australians on the southern peninsula in all areas of education, personal welfare, personal safety and emotional and physical wellbeing”. The other beneficiary is the Mornington Peninsula branch of the Disabled Surfers Association, which has already received $5500 from the shire. Foundation 59 says a survey has shown Hastings, Crib Point and Rosebud West “as being among the 20 most disadvantaged postcodes in Victoria”. “Rosebud West now has the dubious honour of being in number two position. So many kids from Dromana use the telephone counselling service Kids Helpline that it puts the Dromana and Safety Beach area as number four on their list. That’s fourth over five states.” Foundation 59 sees Hastings and its environs and Rosebud as the “hot

Rare transit of Venus next month Black dot: Geoffrey Wyatt’s photo of Venus crossing the face of the sun in 2004. Next month’s transit is the last for 105 years.

Easy does it: Volunteers use a wide-wheeled wheelchair on the sand at Pt Leo during the Disabled Surfers Association event in March.

spots” in greatest need. “This has long been the case and will come as little surprise,” the foundation’s website states. “The new surprise is the back of Mornington where, in the sprawling housing development, there are young families with children with almost no community infrastructure. “All these communities can also report significant numbers of families who have been living off welfare for up to three generations.” Cr Martin described the DSA as “a great local volunteer group that assists people with a disability to get involved in surfing, and supports the development of accessible equipment and facilities”. Money from the dinner will be used to buy equipment for disabled surfing events and a wheelchair-accessible toilet at Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club. “We are all about promoting year-

round access to our stunning beaches for everyone, and need more than $30,000 just to get started on this mission,” DSA president Gary Morton said. “A beach wheelchair costs $4500 and this is just one example of our many set-up costs.” Cr Martin urged people to book tables for the dinner “and raise muchneeded funds for our charities at the same time”. The dinner will be held at Mornington Racing Club and includes entertainment by Ray Johns and his Red Hill Baker Boys swing and jazz band and MC Tony Barber. There will be live and silent auctions, pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a three-course meal and drinks. Tickets are $110 a person or $1000 for a table of 10. For bookings call 5987 3078 or visit www.trybooking. com/BIPA

VENUS will pass across the face of the sun next month, the last transit for 105 years. Dr Nick Lomb, former Sydney Observatory curator of astronomy, says Venus will transit on Wednesday 6 June between 8.16am and 2.44pm. Dr Lomb, author of Transit of Venus: 1631 to the present, said there had been six transits since the phenomena was recognised – 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, 1882 and the most recent in 2004. “The 6 June event is our last opportunity to observe a transit of Venus, as the next one is on 11 December 2117. I encourage people to see it with their own eyes, but you can’t look directly at the sun.” Two websites for more information are and A transit occurs when a planet passes directly between the Earth and the sun. Transits can only occur with planets with orbits between the Earth and the sun – Mercury and Venus. Mercury transits about 13 times every

century. Transits of Venus occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by gaps of 121½ years and 105½ years. Venus and the Earth are aligned in the same direction out from the sun about every 584 days, but a transit does not occur each time as Venus’s orbit is usually above or below the sun in the sky. Venus will travel in a straight line across the sun, but because the sun appears to rotate as it crosses the sky, Venus will appear to move in an inverted “U” shape. The 1769 transit has a vital historical connection to Australia. Captain James Cook was dispatched to Tahiti on HMS Endeavour to observe the transit. After a successful observation he was directed to search for the “great south land” thought to exist in the South Pacific Ocean. He “discovered” and charted the east coast of Australia and claimed the continent for the British in 1770.

Agencies join for better transport A NEW multi-organisation transport group aiming to improve access to services and facilities was launched in Mornington on Monday. Mornington Peninsula Community Transport Network brings together 12 agencies, linking their vehicles, staff, volunteers and funds to support better access for people on the peninsula with limited transportation options. MP David Morris said the network would better utilise existing vehicles and resources to improve access to work, learning, health and social opportunities. He said Mornington Peninsula Transport Connections had received a $75,000 Transport Connections Innovation Fund grant to establish and implement the network.

An additional $25,000 comes from the Bendigo Bank as well as in-kind support from some partner agencies. “A vehicle and volunteer register will be established to pool existing resources and enable partner agencies to contribute to and borrow available resources – both vehicles and people,” Mr Morris said. Agencies in the network include peninsula health service providers and social support agencies, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Peninsula Support Services, Peninsula GP Network, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership, Bentleigh Bayside Community Health, and TransAccess Mobility Support Services.

Access all areas: Former state transport minister Peter Spyker, left, David Morris, Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial, Transport Connections Project coordinator Rita Kontos, shire mayor Cr Frank Martin and shire CEO Michael Kennedy at the MP Transport Connections funding announcement.


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Styled to perfection SPREAD over two levels of luxury courtesy of a complete renovation, this designer home offers an enviable lifestyle with some of the best views on the peninsula. With Arthurs Seat State Park above and the Carrington Park Golf Course below, there are exercise options all around – or just soak up the rays on the large paved terrace. The double garage at street level leads into a rumpus room that has a staircase to the main level. Also downstairs is a third bedroom with ensuite. Two elegant living zones have been beautifully decorated in a very minimal way, with black countertops and current furnishings complementing the bright white walls and cupboards. They provide sleek and exciting entertaining areas – at night with the moon and stars above Port Phillip Bay and during daylight with the vast expanse of the sky and water as a backdrop. There are two more bedrooms, including the main bedroom, which has an ensuite. Address: Price: Agency: Agent:

41 St Andrews Avenue, ROSEBUD $699,000 – $759,000 Roger McMillan Real Estate, 211b Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5981 8181 Roger McMillan, 0410 583 213

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2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye. Ph 5985 2351 78 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Ph 5984 4177 > SOUTHERN PENINSULA NEWS realestate 15 May 2012 Page 2

Fan of green and gables CONJURING up images of quaint country homes, you would never think this doublestorey brick home is within a five minute walk of the beach and shopping plaza. Bursting with character, this is a true family home with space for all including a separate lounge and an adjoining rumpus room. For the larger family there are an incredible five bedrooms; the main bedroom has an ensuite and ceiling fan, and the main bathroom features a spa bath and separate shower. Living areas downstairs have a refined quality, particularly the lounge room with its rich polished floors and fireplace. For convenience there is gas ducted heating and split-system air-conditioning. Outside, the kids can play while adults entertain in the big undercover deck area. The block is 608 square metres, but the space has been well utilised to present a delightful and surprising property.

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4 Coorabong Avenue, ROSEBUD $460,000 – $490,000 Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 1089 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 5986 8600 Amanda Kaye, 0408 888 607


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10 Mannana Street Rye $385,000 LOTS AND LOTS

13 Summoner Street, Blairgowrie $460,000 - $510,000 AUCTION: SATURDAY 23 JUNE @ 12 PM “VILJANDI� This much loved older style family holiday home has a lot of history and character. Adjoining the Sid Baker Reserve, only a short distance from the Blairgowrie shopping strip and closer still to Bridgewater Bay this represents a great buying opportunity. Large 823m2 (approx) block with huge outdoor entertaining deck, this property will tease the creative juices. Prior offers considered.

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

10 Doe Street, Rye $359,000 TYRONE GOLDIE OLDIE $Q LGHDO KROLGD\ KRPH RU ÀUVW KRPH WKLV is a great opportunity in a quality location. &RQVLVWLQJ RI P DSSUR[ RI à 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

Excellent value in this weatherboard home situated on a corner block of 639m2 and only 3 minutes drive to Rye shops and beach. Comprises: Three bedrooms plus self contained guest room, two living areas, two bathrooms, undercover deck, single garage, workshop and is fully IHQFHG)DQWDVWLFYDOXHZRXOGVXLWĂ€UVW home buyers, holiday or investment

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44 Shirlow Avenue, Rye $549,000 READY TO GO Owners have realistically priced this great beach home in great condition throughout, awaiting new owners. Downstairs is selfcontained with large bedroom, bathroom, separate toilet and kitchenette. Upstairs comprises: three double bedrooms, second bathroom and separate toilet, plus open plan kitchen, family living opening onto large return verandah. Big deck at the rear with sauna and spa and a four car lock-up garage

Contact: Rob Steele 0418 154 024

148 Melbourne Road, Rye $420,000 PRIVATE & SECLUDED

Contact: Rob Steele 0418 154 024

4 Silver Wattle Close, Rosebud West $480,000

Nicely renovated brick home comprising: open plan kitchen, living plus three good size bedrooms all with robes. Full bathroom, separate toilet and laundry, landscaped deck, BBQ, entertaining area, fully fenced and low maintenance block. Good value home, inspect now

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€UHGRXEOHJDUDJHDQGPXFK more

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14 Wondaree Street, Rye $540,000

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88 John Street, Tootgarook $359,000 YE OLDE ORIGINAL 2OGHU VW\OH RULJLQDO ÀEUR KRPH VLWXDWHG close to the beach in a popular part of Tootgarook/Rye border. The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and separate kitchen. Level block with backyard facing north and ten minutes walk to the beach.

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

Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

Contact: Rob Steele 0418 154 024


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Paradise awaits WITH a stunning array of quality and glamour, this divine property showcases all the essential features of the perfect rural lifestyle. Breathtaking views encompass both Western Port Bay and the entire western side of Phillip Island from this superb 2.5-hectare (five-acre) allotment (approx). Set at the top of a meandering driveway, the incredible home features blackbutt timber pillars and hand-laid stone walls to the formal entry, all set under glass cathedral ceilings. The main living area soaks up the bay vistas and sliding doors take you to the sunny timber deck with a feature gas pebble fire, ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning and polished bamboo timber floors. The kitchen is a true statement of brilliance with its amazing onyx marble bench tops, a full set of appliances incorporating a custom-fitted refrigerator, wine fridge and steam oven. Entertaining will be an absolute breeze as you play host to all of your friends and family around the designer, 18-metre solar- and gas-heated lap pool and cook up a storm under the cabana with a full kitchen. Retire for the evening to the amazing master suite with a stunning ensuite bathroom, magnificently highlighted by imported Italian stone tiles and its own kitchenette. Each of the other three bedrooms have their own storage space with Shoji screen internal doors, all sharing a well-appointed stone tiled family bathroom with floor heating and direct access to the pool area. The journey outdoors reveals a four-bay storage shed with a dry store and stable, separate studio, full dressage arena and four well-equipped paddocks. The property is set among native landscaped gardens. Whether you are a horse enthusiast, love wine tours, surfing weekends or just have the means for a fantastic getaway, you must inspect this incredible property.

Address: 3850 Frankston-Flinders Road, SHOREHAM Price: $2.775 million Agency: Adam Harlem Real Estate, PO Box 106, Rosebud, 5982 2850 Agent: Adam Harlem, 0432 911 700

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DFour bedroom home, ensuite & bathroom DDouble garage and eaves DTwo living areas & rumpus room DStainless steel appliances + dishwasher D6 star energy rating DFencing and full driveway DAll connections DLetterbox, clothesline, towel rails, toilet roll holder and lots more

Call Ellen or Chris on 5977 8194

> SOUTHERN PENINSULA NEWS realestate 15 May 2012

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TOOTGAROOK 108 Truemans Road SOLID INVESTMENTS Currently tenanted at $270pw. A solid 3BR home situated on a 650sqm fully fenced allotment and an easy walk to the beach. A good sized lounge, great dining area, kitchen with electric cooking, A/C, bathroom with sep shower, nice size laundry. A great sized rear yard with veggie patch, big workshop/garage with power and a carport under the roofline. Inspections are by appointment only.

Price: $380,000 - $420,000 Inspect Call to inspect Paul Basso 5981 1200

McCRAE 24 Wattle Road CLOSE TO MCCRAE SHOPS & FORESHORE Within walking distance to The McCrae Shopping Complex, the foreshore, shops and cafes. Set on a compact corner block with o/plan lounge, dining with gas heating, kitchen with gas cooking, electric wall oven and family room. 3BRs - master with ensuite, BIRs, main bathroom, sep toilet and aundry. All new carpets throughout the home. Carport, shed, rear & side yard is fenced. Currently tenanted at $275pw on a 12 month lease. Price: $320,000 - $350,000

King of the hill

Inspect Call to inspect Ryan Deutrom 0406 426 766

BUILT with quality in mind and no compromise, this spectacular family home has entrancing water views extending up to the distant skyline of Melbourne. Large windows allow light to fill the home and frame the vista perfectly, whether you are upstairs in the formal lounge or in the downstairs family room spending quality time together. Then there is the massive wraparound deck, a perfect place to host parties. Here are million dollar views without the price tag. There are three spacious bedrooms, the master bedroom is upstairs with an ensuite and two bedrooms on the ground floor share the main bathroom. At the top of the stairs is the kitchen with a good amount of bench and cupboard space as well as a dishwasher and under-bench stainless-steel oven.

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Address: 1 Hill Street, RYE Price: Offers over $690,000 Agency: John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 Agent: John Kennedy, 0401 984 842

Rosebud West 1649 Pt Nepean Rd 5981 1200

0447 841 000 6 Devon Street, ROSEBUD


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

1 Goolgowie Street, ROSEBUD

COMBINE VIEWS AND SPACE This superb 1929m2 lot enjoys sweeping bay DQGRFHDQYLHZV7KLVIDLUO\Ă DWIXOO\VHUYLFHG corner lot is minutes to walking trails and shopping and views can be enjoyed just from a standing position which would allow a well designed 2 storey home to almost guarantee everlasting views. Price: $369,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

Exclusive 28sq. home combining space & style. Sweeping open plan living areas, outdoor alfresco area & feature master bedroom suite, DOOIRXQGRQDĂ DWKDOIDFUHORWLQWKH3HQLQVXOD Sands Estate. Other features are formal lounge, open plan kitchen-meals-living area and additional rumpus room, plus study & GDH.


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is 2nd living area, 2 bedrooms, bathroom & powder room. Includes GDH & evap. cooling.

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This brilliantly presented home is found amongst the gum trees & enjoys open plan OLYLQJZLWKDFRV\JDVORJĂ&#x20AC;UH DLUFRQ.LWFKHQ is recently updated & undercover BBQ area for entertaining year round. All bedrooms have BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, family bathroom. Price: $349,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

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Price: $499,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000



Price: $579,900 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

49 Peninsula Sands Blvd, ROSEBUD

This roomy family home offers two separate livLQJ]RQHVODUJHRSHQSODQOLYLQJ NLWFKHQZLWK gas stove & pantry + access to alfresco area. Master bedroom has WIR & FES, BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, sep. study, main bathroom, GDH & double garage.All set on 785m2 lot with backyard access & partly landscaped to add your own personal touches.

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Price: $778,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000 Page 8

26 Hope Street, ROSEBUD

13 Peppermint Court, ROSEBUD

LIVE, INVEST OR DEVELOP On a 760m2 allotment this solid BV home offers great prospects as your next renovation or development project. A current planning permit allows you to retain the existing home and create a new vacant block at the rear. The home features lounge room, meals & kitchen area, BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bathroom & sep. toilet.


3850 Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ston-Flinders Rd, SHOREHAM

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TAKE your morning swim or walk with ease as the beach is only 300 metres from this impressive brick home, situated just off Eastbourne Road. Highlighted by two fabulous bay windows, this well-presented home has a very spacious open-plan living area and kitchen, both beautifully tiled. The kitchen has plenty of cupboard space and an island bench, and the lounge room has nice cornices and feature archways that serve to enlarge the area. The three bedrooms are all double size with built-in robes. The window furnishings could be updated to add extra appeal. The main bedroom has an ensuite and also on this floor is a second family bathroom. At street level is a large double garage with internal access. The grounds have been well maintained, there is a watering system and a vegetable garden has been established in the backyard.

RETIRED but still looking for a project? Handy with tools and want to establish a family base far from the city on the beautiful peninsula? If the answer is yes to one or both, then a bit of vision is all that is required to transform this beautiful, gently undulating 2.06-hectare (5.09-acre) site into your new family estate. On the property is a derelict house, much too far gone to be considered a fixer-upper, but it would give some idea as to where best to build your new home, keeping privacy and aspect in mind. The site has power and a laneway extends to the centre of the property. There is a water tank and another shed.

Address: 40 Chatfield Avenue, ROSEBUD WEST Price: $490,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $530,000 Agency: Basso Real Estate, 1649 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud West, 5981 1200 Agent: Ryan Duetrom, 0406 426 766

Address: 35 Placadena Drive, FINGAL Price: $690,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $730,000 Agency: Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 6555 Agent: Diane Key, 0419 324 515




7ZROHYHOVRIOX[XU\OLYLQJZLWKDPDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQWUHQRYDWLRQUHFHQWO\FRPSOHWHGLQFOXGLQJ the dream kitchen. This home comprises 3BRs, 2 with ensuite, 2 living areas, with zoned living possible. Ducted heating and evaporative cooling, large dble garage with UHPRWHDQGLQWHUQDOHQWU\:LWK$UWKXUV6HDW6WDWH3DUNDERYHDQGVFHQLF&DUULQJWRQ Park Golf Course below, this is about lifestyle. Very large and open main living, affording expansive views of Port Phillip Bay. This home offers luxury living and entertaining.

Roger McMillan 0410 583213



1HDUQHZPXOWLOHYHOFRQWHPSRUDU\KRPHZLWKOX[XU\Ă&#x20AC;WRXW*DUDJHOHYHOVHUYLFHGE\ 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 Philip.

Roger McMillan 0410 583213


38 Corey Avenue BEACHY BARGAIN


Small beachy house sitting at front on 365sqm block. Neat & tidy 3 bedroom home, FRPELQHG ORXQJHGLQLQJNLWFKHQ ZLWK SROLVKHG Ă RRUERDUGV :RRG KHDWHU DQG air-conditioning. Decking at front and rear, and garden shed. Shared driveway through to back property. Good cheap beachy cottage for holiday or permanent living.


Roger McMillan 0410 583213

INSPECT: SATURDAY 19TH & 26TH MAY 12.30-1.00



This lovely dble storey residence offers zoned living. Upstairs offers one bedroom with BIR, and study. Separate lounge, kitchen with gas appliances & breakfast bar, gas heating and air-cond, a family bathroom. Big decks on three sides offering good rural views. Downstairs has 2 bedrooms with full ensuite to master, kitchenette/living room, powder room. Set on approx. 900sqm with well-established gardens and fruit trees. Dble carport + huge rc garage plus 2 storage sheds. All close to the beach and marina.

Steve Edmund 0419 396 976

INSPECT: SATURDAY 19TH & 26TH MAY 12.00-12.30



INSPECT: SUNDAY 20TH & 27TH MAY 1.00-1.30


This delightful property backs on to Clipper Quay and Martha Cove Marina. Great views down the waterway to Port Phillip Bay and Mt. Martha, with easy walking to the beach.This 3 bedroom home, mezzanine living/study, open plan main living, with dining and kitchen on lower level. Huge under house storage for boat/car and good sized block of 785sqm approx. Residence is built at rear of block ready for 2nd dwelling to the front STCA.

Steve Edmund 0419 396 976

211B Point Nepean Road, Dromana. Phone 5981 8181




/RRNGRZQWKHEHDFKWR0F&UDHOLJKWKRXVH5\HDQG6RUUHQWR:LWKHQWU\DWVWUHHW level this house with 3 bedrooms & study, 2 large living areas, well equipped kitchen, 3 bathrooms inc.en-suite. Central heating A/C & vacuum system. Indoor spa & rumpus area. Multi-level deck, boat/caravan storage with this excellent McCrae location.

Steve Edmund 0419 396 976 > SOUTHERN PENINSULA NEWS realestate 15 May 2012

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How much is this worth to you? Call (03) 5977 2255 for more details For Sale By Expression of Interest 631 Esplanade, Mornington Privileged Position & Styled to Perfection Set directly in front of a beach-bound path and with sparkling bay views spread before you, this luxury beachside home and inground pool offers a privileged position and a lifestyle proposition too good to UHIXVH%HKLQGDWDOOIHQFHDQGDXWRPDWLF gates, the exquisite four-bedroom residence delivers amazing space, designer style and impressive entertaining options featuring an extensive poolside deck as well as a viewing balcony where sunsets over the water are VLPSO\VSHFWDFXODU

50 Bayview Road, Mornington Little Gem

Private Oasis in Mt Martha A Porter Davis 34sq home with everything a JURZLQJIDPLO\GHVLUHV/DUJHPDVWHU bedroom with parents retreat, full his and hers walk in robes, ensuite with double YDQLW\DQGGRXEOHVKRZHU7KUHHVSDFLRXV EHGURRPVSOXVH[HFXWLYHVRIĂ&#x20AC;FH)RUPDO ORXQJHKDVDGXDOĂ&#x20AC;UHSODFHWKDWIDFHVWKH dining room and overlooking an open plan OLYLQJDUHD0DVWHUFKHIVNLWFKHQZLWK European appliances, rumpus room & bar, alfresco area, pool, double garage plus VLQJOHJDUDJHZLWKUHVRUWVW\OHSRRO

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Price Guide: $690,000 plus Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982

Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982

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17 Parwan Crescent, Mornington Surprise Package

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Price: $380,000 plus Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

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27a Bath Street, Mornington Superior Style in Blue Chip Location


Executive townhouse comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study nook, stylish kitchen with European appliances servicing RSHQPHDOVOLYLQJDUHD)XOOZLGWKELIROG doors merge indoor living with the outdoor DOIUHVFRDUHD([WHQVLYHWLPEHUGHFNLQJ features within a low maintenance, tranquil JDUGHQVHWWLQJ$OVRLQFOXGHVSROLVKHGWLPEHUĂ RRUVGRXEOHJDUDJHPDVWHUEHGURRP with balcony, ducted heating & s/system air FRQGLWLRQLQJ%OXHFKLSORFDWLRQZLWKLQHDV\ ZDONWR0DLQ6WUHHWDQG0LOOVEHDFK

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For Sale – Sorrento

For Sale – Rye

For Sale – Mornington







Sale Price: $200,000 + SAV Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Sale Price: $39,000 WIWO Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price: $1,495,000 Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

For Sale – Rosebud

For Lease –Mornington

For Sale – Portsea

Planet Kids

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Sale Price: $315,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

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Pizza amore

THIS beautifully presented, fully-licensed restaurant has seating for 120. Highly visible along the Nepean Highway, it has a large commercial kitchen and currently serves Indian food. Trading hours are from 5.30pm till late, six days a week. The business is run by two owners with six part-time staff.

THIS well-presented shop is on busy Point Nepean Road opposite the beach. The kitchen has a conveyor oven and large cooking and preparation areas. The premise lends itself to a liquor licence if desired. There is seating for 20 inside and 8 outside. The lease on the business includes a lovely three-bedroom home.

Licensed restaurant, FRANKSTON Price: $120,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

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Young musos grab the mic THE fifth Lineup event for aspiring professional musicians is at Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre on Sunday evening 27 May. Lineup is a musical mentoring program created by Mt Eliza-based The Little Theatre Company and has been dubbed “an affray of young musicians”. The first one was in late 2010 and one was held in March. Others will be held in August and December. The four events in 2012 are being hosted by James Reyne, former Australian Crawl singer and now acclaimed solo artist. Sally Baillieu of the theatre company said the events “develop and showcase young musicians, and give them a point of entry to move toward a career in the music industry”. “James Reyne has become something of a patron as well as an amazing role model for young performers,” she said. “We started Lineup because of the many talented young performers we knew in the region and how difficult it is for them to take the next step and play outside their bedrooms and homes. “The music industry can be an intimidating and daunting prospect. There is not enough encouragement for musical artists outside Melbourne apart from the school system. “There is a lack of opportunity afforded young people by a culture dedicated to maximising economic return with limited consideration of the individual.” Kaarin Fairfax – a film and television actress, singer and theatre director who founded The Little Theatre Company in 2008 – said Lineup promotes music, performance art, mentorship, personal encouragement, respect, inspiration for other young people, communication, community interaction and recognition of hard work. Details: Sally Baillieu or Kaarin Fairfax, The Little Theatre Company. Email thelittletheatrecompany@ or online at Ticket to the show cost $25 ($20 concession) from 9784 1060 or at

Appealing: Captains Colin and Anne Lane of the Mornington Salvation Army receive donations for the Red Shield Appeal. Picture: Yanni

The Salvos are appealing

Leg up: Jack Cannon and Michael Levy perform at Lineup in March. Picture: Tracey Martin

THE federal budget has placed emphasis on this year’s Salvation Army Red Shield appeal. The Salvos have set a target of $81.5 million – $25 million in Victoria – to be collected before the end of June. The annual doorknock will be held in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula over the weekend of 19-20 May. As well as appealing for donations, the Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to rattle its tins and collect the money. After Wednesday’s budget was revealed by Treasurer Wayne Swan, the Salvation Army “welcomed” some measures, but expressed concern about there being “no real relief for the most

disadvantaged … We are particularly concerned about those most vulnerable who are already barely surviving on income support payments like Newstart or Youth Allowance. “While the lack of housing affordability continues and housing stress has become an accepted part of people’s lives, those on the nation’s lowest incomes need our help more than ever,” its budget reaction statement read. “Sadly missing in this budget is the relatively meagre $50 a week increase to these allowances recommended by the Henry Tax Review and supported by almost every agency and peak body connected with those who are doing it tough.”


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Buyer beware of rats, rot and rogues By Arthur O’Bryan STUART Bitters’s workplace sometimes resembles an episode of Man vs. Wild with Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls with tales of hair-raising adventure and the odd dangerous encounter. While trying to give the thumbs-up on properties his clients considered buying, Mr Bitters has had a redback spider up his leg, disturbed rat nests, been sandwiched in a four-inch subterranean cavity and had a roof’s supporting beam disintegrate “almost bringing the whole thing down on an old seaside bungalow a client was about to put a deposit on”. Following years of drought and, more recently, two years of rain deluge, some older houses are starting to show the effect of our unpredictable weather. Mr Bitters has been a carpenter and property inspector on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 25 years and can’t remember a time when the natural elements have conspired so greatly to reduce the foundation capacity of bayside homes. He lists three things that cause unease: wild weather, increased vermin and rogue building inspectors. “It’s unprecedented. Most houses expand and contract marginally, but sometimes I’ve been under a house and found significant shifts in the foundations. This invariably leads to leaky water pipes, cracks and unstable walls.” Over the past summer, from Flinders to Seaford, Mr Bitters’s company South Metro Inspections has found significant water leaks caused by drought and rain. “Houses are moving all the time. Water stains on ceilings and around skirting boards, especially in basements, have led us to excavation work that reveal sometimes multiple leaking pipes and occasionally unstable foundations. Rising damp and mould are other issues of concern. I had one family forced out of their home near the beach in Shoreham by mould that required a month-long renovation to

Dodgy building inspectors could spark claims

Qualified check: Building inspector Stuart Bitters says it is important to hire “people you can trust”.

eliminate. “It had got to the point where the owners felt constantly sick – making the house virtually uninhabitable. “Leave these things unchecked and they become big problems.” Across the region, it’s not just cracking that is the worst scenario. “I’ve been under the floor and discovered nests of sometimes over a dozen rats. Rats are invading houses as changing weather conditions lead to rising numbers of rodents. “Biologists are now talking about a plague, yet most people remain ignorant. There are definitely heaps more vermin around these days. “When I show a client a video or photo from under their home they are quite traumatised by what they see.” Mr Bitters says dodgy building in-

spections are another thing on the rise. “When you feel things just aren’t right, it is so important to have an inspection done by people you can trust. I’ve had clients experience trouble after having one of these ‘cowboys’ look over their property. “They ring me and are invariably shocked to learn that literally anyone can do a building inspection with no need for any qualifications, no experience and no insurance or building fault knowledge.” Across the peninsula there are concerns with construction work on new homes approved by inexperienced inspectors who don’t have adequate knowledge to see faults or potential problems. “The seriousness of this should not be underestimated,” Mr Bitters said.

“An insurer may be able to deny cover in circumstances where work has been carried out by an unregistered person simply because of the fact that legislation requires them to be registered.” Mornington Peninsula Shire has an environment protection unit within its building planning department. While it does not have a building inspection register, it does recommend residents and potential home buyers conduct a careful check before they employ anyone. There are rogue operators out there and it is important to do your homework to ensure your most valuable asset is inspected by someone well qualified.

THE latest allegations about Victorian surveyors using unregistered building inspectors is unlikely to have major implications for warranty insurance policies, according to a commercial litigation specialist. Slater & Gordon associate Robert Auricchio said any disputes between homeowners and their warranty insurers could result in the insurers making claims against surveyors’ professional indemnity policies. He says that under the Building Act, a registered surveyor has to have professional indemnity insurance. “Their insurer would probably have exclusions about using unregistered or not properly qualified inspectors,” he said. “In a dispute, the building warranty insurer could sue or join the surveyor directly if they had used an unregistered inspector.” Mr Auricchio says the homeowner can have recourse to sue the surveyor as well, but these cases can be expensive and the decision about whether to join the surveyor to an action will vary from case to case. “We would probably look at various types of claims against the surveyor if there were issues on the inspection of the building and defective work,” he said. The Victorian Building Commission has been advised that several surveying firms are using unregistered inspectors and it has taken some disciplinary action against surveyors in recent years. Reprinted courtesy

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Donations sought for Rio trip Councillor wants to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;educate and inspireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Keith Platt MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillor Reade Smith has launched a public campaign to raise $5000 to attend two environment themed conferences in Brazil. Donors will be able to tell â&#x20AC;&#x153;friends & associates that today you have personally contributed to reducing the negative human impacts on this planetâ&#x20AC;?, Cr Smith states on the website Funding 4Learning. The website, run by Spanish-based 4People Media, gives instructions on how to raise money â&#x20AC;&#x153;destined to finance an educational ventureâ&#x20AC;?. While there is no charge to list a campaign on the Funding4Learning website, it will charge five per cent if Cr Smith succeeds in raising $5000. On Monday last week, with 32 days left, he had received $159 from six donors. Cr Smith is no stranger to overseas conferences, having attended the third World Conference of Biosphere Reserves in Madrid, Spain, in 2008 and, with Cr Tim Rodgers in 2009 the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen and its â&#x20AC;&#x153;global civil society counterpartâ&#x20AC;?, KlimaForum09. It cost ratepayers $10,000 to send the two councillors to Copenhagen.

Cr Smith extended his trip to include a â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-funded study tour of submarine tourism and national galleries in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona as well as the Port of Rotterdamâ&#x20AC;?. In his request for donations on the Funding4Learning website, Cr Smith says he is a volunteer facilitator and trustee with the Australian-based environment and social change organisation Be The Change and â&#x20AC;&#x153;hostingâ&#x20AC;? the development of a Transition Towns network on the peninsula. The Transition Network â&#x20AC;&#x201C; based in the UK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; describes 2006 to 2010 as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a period marked by the failures of Copenhagen, an increasing sense of continuing economic contraction and further reports from highly influential sources on the threats from fossil fuel depletionâ&#x20AC;?. On their return from Copenhagen, Cr Smith and Rodgers, among other things, recommended the shire set vehicle fleet targets, install energyefficient street lighting; set greenhouse emission reduction targets; establish a renewable energy target; increase renewable energy use; and protect biodiversity. Cr Smith, the councillor for Cerberus Ward, is a director of the Mornington

Appealing: Reade Smith as he appears on an international website trying to raise money to attend two conferences in Brazil.

Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation, a member of the Municipal Association of Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic environment advisory group and the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative on the International Council of Local Environmental Initiativesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (ICLEI) cities for climate protection program. He has announced he will not seek re-election in October, but will run an

internet campaign to keep an eye on candidates and the election. Cr Smith served three terms in Mt Eliza Ward before moving to Tyabb and winning Cerberus Ward where he is completing his second term. On the Funding4Learning website Cr Smith said a $1 contribution would receive â&#x20AC;&#x153;a big, warm, honest thank youâ&#x20AC;?.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am passionate about the importance and need to create an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet and am driven by the need to help others to find their passion to be the change they want to see in this world,â&#x20AC;? Cr Smith states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is why I wish to attend at both the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives World Congress in Belo Horizonte in Brazil and the Earth Summit in Rio in June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both events will bring together many experts in the climate, environment and social justice arena and therefore the learning opportunities are vast.â&#x20AC;? Cr Smith says he is frustrated by â&#x20AC;&#x153;the current Australian consumption driven culture â&#x20AC;Ś hindering our ability as a nation to make any cultural and behavioral changes that will reduce our impacts on the environmentâ&#x20AC;?. Describing his occupation as a farmhand at Peninsula Aqua Growers (a commercial hydroponic business owned by fellow councillor Anne Shaw and her husband Chris), Cr Smith says he is saving toward his planned trip to Brazil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do hope that, with the information and knowledge I gain at these events, I can educate and inspire people with the same passions and desires to create a better future for our children and grandchildren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also hope that you are as equally passionate to help me to achieve this fundraising goal.â&#x20AC;?

Dromana College at NASA During the recent April school holidays, eleven students ranging from Year 9-12 and three teachers from Dromana College ventured to the United States to participate in the Advanced Space Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Space Campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Program. 7KHVWXGHQWVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWUDYHOOHGWR2UODQGR)ORULGDZKHUH they visited the Kennedy Space Centre and explored the massive vehicle assembly hall, which houses the space shuttle Discovery. They also saw the Apollo and shuttle launch pads and got to meet and have OXQFK ZLWK DVWURQDXW )UHG *UHJRU\ 7KHQ LW ZDV RII to Disneyworld for three days, exploring Animal Kingdom, Epcot Centre and Hollywood Studios. The group then travelled to the US Space & Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama where the Advanced Space Academy is located. The students spent six days training to be either a Pilot or a Mission Specialist. This involved completing numerous activities such as rocketry, high and low ropes courses, scuba diving, g-force, gyroscope rides and space experiments. 7KH\KDGWROHDUQWRĂ \DVSDFHVKXWWOHDQGSHUIRUP simulated missions such as deploying satellites into space. The students also spent a lot of time in a school-like situation watching slide-shows, learning DERXW WKH ,QWHUQDWLRQDO 6SDFH 6KXWWOH 2UELWHUV

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Keyhole hernia repair What is a hernia? An inguinal or femoral hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall in the groin area. Internal organs may push through the weakness or defect, causing discomfort, pain and a noticeable bulge. The anatomy of a hernia can be compared to a bulge in the inner tube of a tyre. When the tyre is damaged, the inner tube pushes and bulges through the opening if the tyre. Similarly, when a hernia occurs, the inner layer of the abdominal wall may push against and through the abdominal wall defect. In some cases, the hernia may cause only slight discomfort. In other cases, a hernia may block digestion and may cause severe pain requiring immediate medical attention. How can you get a hernia? Some hernias may be acquired hernias while others are caused by a congenital weakness, which means a weakness that one was born with. Acquired hernia may be caused by lifting heavy objects, extreme weight gain or persistent coughing. What can be done about a hernia? Whether your hernia is congenital or acquired, surgery is the only way to repair a hernia.

Inguinal and femoral hernia repairs are the most commonly performed hernia surgeries. In Victoria, about 10,000 hernia procedures are performed each year, but only a small percentage are done by keyhole method. Why is keyhole hernia repair recommended? Keyhole hernia repair allows a return to normal activity in a few days. Incision length is 0.6cm to 1.3cm. Recuperative pain is minimal, and the risk of the hernia coming back is very low. Traditional hernia repair means a return to normal activity in 3-5 weeks. Incision length is 7cm to

15cm, and recuperative pain can be significant. The risk of the hernia coming back is also low. In conclusion Keyhole hernia repair minimises post-operative discomfort and scarring, promotes faster healing, allowing for a much quicker return to normal duties. The three surgeons at LAPSurgery Australia have performed more than 3500 keyhole hernia repairs over the past 12 years. Ask your doctor for a referral to LAPSurgery Australia Phone 9760 2777 for an appointment.

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a positive effect on body composition, metabolism, and resting heart rate. Curves appeals to women of all ages who want a fitness routine that differs from typical gyms, who struggle with their weight and fitness or find attending traditional gyms intimidating For more information, call Curves on the Bay on 5982 0035 or visit the centre at 875 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud.

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Healthy Living New way for better hearing at bloom DID you know that more than 3.5 million Australians are affected by hearing loss? Even more surprisingly, many people suffer needlessly for years before seeking help. With 27 years of experience in the hearing industry and 12 of those years spent on the peninsula, Huon Clough, audiometrist and clinic manager at bloom hearing specialists, has been working to provide members of the community with possibilities for better hearing and higher quality of life. “The main philosophy of bloom is that the best hearing solutions are created when our customers are closely involved in the process. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will make sure that everyone visiting our store will get a thorough yet easy-tocomprehend introduction to the options available to them,” Huon said. The Australian government through the Office of Hearing Services program, allows bloom to provide eligible pensioners and veterans with free hearing aids and services. For those who are over 26 years of age and do not fit into these categories, bloom

hearing specialists offers a free test, free fit and free trial of the latest hearing technology, enabling people to take the first step toward better hearing with nothing to lose. “I hope that our free test, free fit and free trial offer will encourage many people to take the first step and experience the possibilities that hearing

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Performance MELBOURNE radio gets another station format change from 21 May when 91.5 becomes 91.5 Smooth FM. The playlist will include greatest hits and contemporary music from artists such as Michael Bublé, George Michael, ABBA, Elton John, Adele, the Bee Gees, Bruno Mars, Phil Collins and Jason Mraz. David Reyne, actor, musician and television presenter, will host Wind Down at 8pm weeknights. Other presenters include Richard Wilkins, David Campbell and Jason Donovan. Reyne, who attended the Peninsula School in Mt Eliza, has graced Australian television screens for three decades as a host, reporter, actor, writer, producer and musician. He is narrator of Nine Network’s Celebrity Apprentice, returning this year for a second series. From 2006 to 2009, he was co-host of 9am With David and Kim on the Ten Network. Before joining Ten, he travelled the world for 14 years on Australia’s longest-running prime time television travel program Getaway. Reyne also wrote and produced for the show. While on Getaway he wrote a column, Reyne’s World, for the Herald

Sun and contributed to the travel section of The Age. Reyne’s acting credits include The Man from Snowy River, Flying Doctors and Sweet and Sour, for which he won a TV Week Logie for best new talent in 1984. He hosted The Midday Show with Tracy Grimshaw and was a presenter at the AFI Awards, the Logies and the People’s Choice Awards. He was the original drummer for Australian Crawl and drummer with the Chantoozies. *** THE Production Company’s three musicals this season are The Producers (10-15 July), Chess the Musical

(21-26 August), and Promises, Promises (3-7 October). “In planning the season we have kept our thinking light and bright. The season opens with probably the funniest musical ever to grace the stage, Mel Brooks’ The Producers,” chairman Jeanne Pratt said. “The second show is the rock classic Chess The Musical, with a brilliant score from ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Tim Rice wrote the book and lyrics.” Promises, Promises is a romantic comedy with songs by Burt Bacharach and script by Neil Simon, and based on the Oscar-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment. All performances at the State Theatre feature Orchestra Victoria. The Producers opens on 10 July. *** LONDONER George Michael (born Georgios Panayuiotou) is healthy after a battle with pneumonia at the end of 2011 that led to the postponement of his Australian tour. He is preparing for the trip Down Under and will perform his hits and favourite songs from other

artists. He has had one of the most successful and enduring careers, selling more than 110 million records. Michael joined up with school friend Andrew Ridgeley in 1981 to form the successful pop duo Wham. They made the charts with their second single Young Guns (Go for it) in 1982. This was followed by the re-release of the first single Wham Rap, which, along with Bad Boys and Club Tropicana, gave them three UK top 10 hits. Their United States chart debut was Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, the top US single of 1985. Wham was the first Western pop act to sing in China. In 1986 after five years and 38 million sales, the duo split. George Michael performs at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 21 November. Tickets 132 849. *** FORMER Eagles band member Glenn Frey will release a new album, After Hours (Universal), this week. Ultravox will release Brilliant (EMI) on 25 May. EMI will also release The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine on DVD and

Even today, with a chap of similar age alongside at our coffee shop, we look and comment, nicely. No charges have been laid to date. Sexual harassment can and frequently is a dangerous, sometimes frightening experience. Hopefully the wowser element of our society will show some commonsense. *** CARLTON coach Brett Ratten was apparently going through hell awaiting the birth of his first child. We were kept updated all through the week before the Carlton-Fremantle game and when it was on television. I felt for Ratten. I went through similar pressure with my first-born while slaving away in the public service with no help from darling for my added stress. We men do not have it easy. Ratten’s baby arrived safely two days after the game. Well done, Brett. Let’s hear it for Brett. *** I TOLD my wife 12 years ago just before we moved to Rye: “Dromana is the go, darling. Prices will rise.” She did not listen (no surprise) so in accordance with our happy marriage watertight agreement (Rule 1: Always let the wife decide where you live), we chose Rye. Dromana is showing 14.4 per cent growth in property val-

ue. Sadly, darling went to God seven years ago so I’ve missed my big opportunity to say, just once, “I told you, love. Didn’t I tell you?” I can hear her retort as I type: “When did you say that? I don’t remember.” One accepts defeat gracefully, even spiritually. *** I WAS shocked when I heard old Clive James had been at it with lovely Leanne Edelsten. He’s as old as me and 25 years older than Leanne. Dirty old man or lucky old man? This is one of life’s big unanswered questions and Clive is not saying. Still, I’ve suspected him for many years. One look at those eyes told me everything. *** IT’S that time again – the Continental Hotel annual art prize in Sorrento is on this month. Good for peninsula artists and good value for those with a taste for culture. Have a squiz if you can. True, you’ll have to rub shoulders with the hoity-toity people of Sorrento, but I’ve found that after a while they become quite normal, almost. *** HERE’S a conundrum: how is it I can talk with a group of people at, say, the coffee shop or the RSL and, leaving aside football, religion and politics, we agree on almost everything under

the sun (and sometimes the moon), but whenever I come across a fully paid-up member of the Self-righteous Brigade, always heavily aligned with Wowsers Incorporated, we agree on nothing? Not only do I regularly disagree, but also there comes the necessity to agree to escape. Brrrr. *** THE federal government’s postponement of its National Cultural Policy, which was to be released with the budget, is a sad indictment of Labor despite Arts Minister Simon Crean’s efforts. Fortunately, Julia’s wonderful idea of a Prime Minister’s Cup, for the winner of the Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney AFL match, allows us some compensation, I don’t think. While on government matters, let’s be honest – if Brumby’s Labor had presented us with Ted’s latest budget, Rupert’s newspapers would still be screaming blue murder, with baa-baa letters to the editor for a week. *** WHAT’S wrong with my Mighty Magpies? Can I blame umpires? Well, yes, as always. The scribes go out of their way to say what a fine job umpires are doing, but as I see it they are just as bad and seemingly unintelligent

By Gary Turner Blu-Ray Disc next month. ABC/Roadshow will release Top Gear: The Great Adventures – The India Special & Supercars across Italy on DVD and Blu-Ray on 7 June. ABC has already released Top Gear USA – Complete Season One on DVD. Top Gear Australia – The Second Series on 9 is also on DVD. Warner Home Video has released an anniversary edition of the 1944 film Casablanca, which won three Academy Awards including best picture, on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. Joe Walsh, who gave us the classic rock hit Rocky Mountain Way, will release his first solo album in two decades, Analog Man (Fantasy), on 1 June. The album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee Jones co-writing some tracks.

A Grain of Salt I’M not big on Anzac Day ceremonies. I attend the service and watch the men and women march with their medals proudly displayed in memory of loved ones, but it always brings me back to what really happened on the Gallipoli Peninsula and my father’s memories of 1350 days on the frontline in the Second World War. From historical writings and firsthand from my father, we got a raw deal in both world wars and it was the unsuspecting Australian servicemen and women who paid so dearly. Then there’s the week of AFL football presided over by El Presidento Andrew Demetrio and a form of brainwashing with truth the loser. Yes, the bugler played beautifully, a pure moment of beauty and relief. To me it represents more sadness than pride. *** FROM a study of 284 complaints the average payout for sexual harassment is $13,500, most settled out of court. Harassment can apparently include persistent staring. As a clerk aged 22 I was reported to Canberra for “answering the counter in a suggestive manner”. I beat the rap. Later, with the aid of promotion and a stenographer I spent hours discussing matters other than work.

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By Cliff Ellen as they were 30 years ago. I see at least a dozen glaring errors every match. Stacks on the mill. Perhaps my boys get tired charging off the ground after kicking a rare goal? Who invented this stupid idea? *** SEVEN James Hardie directors broke the law. Never to be punished? Australia Post promoting “kids teaching kids” week, where kids should be seen and heard? At the same time they want to demolish the beautiful Sorrento Post Office. Julia gave the Turkish Prime Minister a soccer ball signed by the Socceroos; straight to the garage? Black Caviar had her 20th win; I still prefer the Great Divide brumbies. Premier Ted is spending $2 million to find out what we think of his government. It costs nothing to read my column, Ted, mate. Byeee.

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Blues’ Michie one of three happy coaches By Toe Punt YOU don’t have to look too far in MPNFL Nepean Division to see how things can change in seven days, that old footy adage about a week being a long time in the game. A week ago, three coaches were in despair. Hastings’ Glenn Michie was tearing his hair out, Crib Point’s Dave Lawson was left bewildered and Frankston Bombers’ Tony Blackford was questioning whether he could still coach at the top level. Wind the clock forward and “Mouse” (Michie), “Plugger” (Lawson) and “Blackers” (Blackford) are all up and about again. Hastings got the job done against Somerville, Crib Point beat Devon Meadows in a thriller, and Frankston Bombers got home by the smallest of margins against Dromana. Once again, Round 5 proved how tight this competition is in 2012. In other Nepean Division matches, Rosebud held off a fast-finishing Rye to win by three points, Sorrento managed a comfortable victory against Tyabb, and Red Hill got the job done against Pearcedale. In the 98.7FM Radio Port Phillip broadcast match of the round, Frankston Bombers turned around a horror week by hanging on in the dying minutes to beat Dromana. The Bombers were coming off their most embarrassing loss in memory against Devon Meadows, facing the unenviable task of playing a rampant Dromana. At quarter time, the scoreboard suggested the Bombers were in for another tough day, trailing by 23 points. However, the statistics of inside 50s and clearances clearly showed the Bombers were getting their hands on the footy just as much as the opposition. Haydn Moore in the ruck, Shawn Wilkey and Nathan Lonie took the game by the scruff for the Bombers in the second term. Lonie, the former Hawthorn and Port Adelaide defender, booted four goals in the second, one of seven for the Bombers in the term. They led by five points at half-time, despite losing Ryan Lonie to a shoulder injury. Jay Hutchison, Jarryd Hunter, Tommy Wright and Shaun Clarke were the only four quarter performers for the Tigers. Others such as Steven Gaertner and Toby Banks floated in and out of the game and made an impression, but were inconsistent. The second half was a see-sawing battle, the lead changing more than a dozen times in the last hour. Bombers recruit Brad Wakeling, who had been disappointing in his previous four appearances, was at his best at full forward on Saturday. “Wako” had more than 15 touches, about 10 marks and finished with four goals, including the one that put the Bombers in front with two minutes to go. Dromana took the ball forward and hacked a behind, but the siren sounded with the scoreboard reading 14.14-98 to 14.13-97. Bombers coach Tony Blackford was both emotional and animated after the match. “It’s been a big week, Toey,” Blackford said.

“You know me; I wear my heart on my sleeve and footy means so much to me. I haven’t been able to think about anything else this week. “Contrary to what some, the leaders of this club and the players have been very supportive of me and it showed on the field today. “The leaders stood up and played great football and the kids had a fair dinkum dip. “That’s all I ask for every week. The challenge now is to maintain consistency. “It doesn’t get any easier – Rosebud this week and we need to bring the same effort to the table.” Hastings coach Glenn Michie was equally as happy after his side overcame a slow start against Somerville to win 12.10-82 to 4.2448. After playing the “worst six quarters of footy in my time at the club”, Michie was happy with the way his side went about winning in the final three quarters. Somerville booted with a gale in the opening term and managed 3.10 to no score. While some chances were wasted, Michie said he wasn’t overly concerned at the break. “The wind was extremely strong and I thought we played the kind of footy we wanted to in the first quarter, despite not being able to get the ball forward,” he said. “We tried a couple of things with Jason Kestle forward and Paul Rogasch back and that seemed to work well. “Troy Glass came into the side and his touch was superb, and young Steve Robb was fearless. “Troy (Glass) proved that he belongs in the seniors and young Robb was really impressive. I wanted to play him last year, but he was too small. However, with another year of experience and a stronger body, he’ll play a lot of footy for the club.” The Blues took a stranglehold on the game in the second half, booting 9.7 to 1.10 to run out comfortable victors. Their last quarter was dominant, kicked off by a Brad Arnold goal in the first 10 seconds. Cory Meloury booted three for the Blues in another solid performance, and Dave and Steve Hull and Adam

Hurst shone. Teenager Troy Jacobson was outstanding for the Eagles, as were Emilio Bitters and Chris King. As expected, Sorrento had to work hard, but proved too strong for Tyabb. The Sharks kicked with the wind in the second and final quarters, finishing with 5.7 to zip in the last to win 14.17101 to 5.3-33. Leigh Poholke booted five for Sorrento and debutante Tommy England finished with a couple. Dion Phillips and Mitch Nibbs were outstanding. The Sharks went into the game without Brendan Cairns, Kayle Stringer-Morris, Ben Schwarze, Brent Kenyon, Ben McCormack and Chris Bagot. Without these key players, a 10goal victory at Tyabb was a mighty performance. Ethan Rahilly, Ryan Jones and Brendan Miller were the best of the Yabbies. Red Hill proved too strong for Pearcedale, winning 11.8-74 to 3.1432. The Hillmen kicked clear with a five goal to one second term and controlled the match from that point. Jarryd Douglas was lively in attack for the Hillmen with three majors while Harry Larwill enjoyed some time in the middle and in attack, finishing with a couple. Robbie Mace and Daniel McNamara had outstanding games for the winners and the more experience Josh Mold and Peter Dal Lago led from the front. Pearcedale made a run in the third, but inaccuracy in front of goal stoped them bridging the gap. Brendan Fortnam was among the best for the Panthers, while his brother Chris, along with Pat Cadd, were also fine performers. Rosebud controlled its match all

Nailbiter: Rye came home with a wet sail on Saturday at R J Rowley Reserves in Rye, but could not overhaul a determined Rosebud side. Pictures: Yanni

afternoon to get the points against Rye. Trailing by four goals with about 10 minutes left, Rye stormed home with the aid of the wind, but fell five points short, losing 11.12-78 to 12.11-83. Tom Baker booted four for the Buds against his old side while Ryan Spooner was best on ground with three goals. Buds’ coach Mark Hustwaite said it was a luxury to play both Greg Bentley and Spooner up forward as well as through the middle. “The form of youngsters Jamie Clarke, Mitch Wells and Daniel O’Heir means that we are much more flexible through the middle,” he said. “Cade Egan is in red hot form, playing as a permanent defender, Lachy Armstrong came in and did a great job at half-forward and Paul Lewis was super against Rhett Sutton.” Hustwaite said his side was starting to play the kind of footy he wanted from them. “We’ve been a bit of a kick and mark side in the past, but with a more potent forward line and settled defence, it allows us to run, carry and spread a lot more quickly. “We showed some good passages of that new style today.” The Buds were in control of the match for all but the final 10 minutes. Darren Booth continued his outstanding season for the Demons, while Leigh Morse was back after being at the birth of his baby the week

before. Justin Van Unen booted four goals. Crib Point was involved in another thriller, kicking the last two goals to beat Devon Meadows by three points, 11.15-81 to 11.12-78. The tight finish prompted coach Lawson to quip “if we keep this up and I’ll end up with more grey hair than ‘Anners’ [Duane Annable]”. “They’re killing me; these close matches,” Lawson said. “With five minutes left on the clock, we were two goals down. Dean Warry kicked one to get us within a kick and then Sam Adams scrapped for the footy, shrugged off two players and snapped a goal to put us in front.” Lawson said he was happy to win. “I didn’t think we were at our best, but I thought we were consistent in our performance, rather than dropping off for 10 minutes here and there. “We now have three away wins, which is pretty pleasing, but it’s important now to perform against Rye this weekend.” David Cook and Luke Herrington were superb for the Magpies, while Brad Davidson and James and Jacob Cook were outstanding. Daniel Velardo booted five goals for Devon, and Andy Johnson and Jess Dehey were among the team’s best. In bad news for the Pies, John Ransom is out for the year after tearing the muscle from his shoulder. Jay Munday is back and preparing to play.

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Mounties face true test after four wins By Toe Punt MT Eliza continued its dominant start to the season on Saturday, belting Edithvale-Aspendale by almost 100 points. Full-forward Scott Lockwood’s 10 goals and the elusive and creative Sam Lloyd’s eight helped the Redlegs wallop the Eagles 22.10-142 to 6.1147. After four games, the Redlegs have an average winning margin of 73 points, having thrashed Bonbeach, Mornington, Seaford and now Edithvale. As impressive as that average is, three of those four teams are not expected to challenge for finals. The big challenge for the Redlegs comes in the next two matches – Karingal and Chelsea. The Round 9 match against Frankston YCW also will be a beauty. At this stage of the season, Mt Eliza has all the hallmarks of being able to challenge for the flag. The team has good structures, enormous talent, great depth and quality across every line. In years gone by, Lockwood was expected to work his backside off, playing both ends, having a number of opponents and kicking multiple goals. This year, the Redlegs have the luxury of plonking him at full-forward. The result is 21 goals in four games. Lloyd is a freak; there is nothing this bloke cannot do. He is never trapped on one side of his body, can sit on blokes’ heads and can win his own footy through the middle. He has fast become the most dangerous player in the competition. The Magician has kicked 27 goals in four games. On Saturday, the Redlegs won without skipper Jimmy Clayton and playmaker Rohan Heasley. It gave opportunities to the likes of Kyle Docherty, who played well across half-forward in his second game back, and Jack Egan, who played in defence and then through the midfield and attack as part of rotations in the second half. The team is looking very slick and coach Jason Watts is very aware of what he has “in his backyard”. “At the moment, I don’t think we’ve got a weak link in our side,” Watts said. “Our structures are sound, we have great depth, a lot of talent and a willingness to get better and keep improving. “We are under no illusions that YCW, Karingal and Chelsea are the sides to beat and we haven’t played

Coach’s lot: There were more headaches for Mornington coach Josh Beard and his brains trust against Chelsea on Saturday. After a stirring win last week over Pines, the Dogs came back to earth with a thud against the Gulls.

them yet. We thought we could win the first four games and we have achieved that. Now we set ourselves for the next month.” The eight-goal half-time margin allowed Watts to experiment a little in the second half. “We were in control of the game and it gave us an opportunity to have a look at a few blokes in different roles and swing things around a bit,” he said. “Dylan Emmons played in a few areas and did really well and Egan was very good. “Flexibility is the key in modern footy and it was important that we tried a few things.” James Anwyl and Jack Cole were outstanding for the Redlegs yet again while Ben Lean has been a more than handy acquisition. The undermanned Eagles had few answers. Jordan Derbyshire, skipper Pat Poore and Beau Turner were their best players, while Timmy Mannix

continued to work hard despite playing injured. An undermanned Mornington came back to earth with a thud on Saturday, belted by Chelsea to the tune of 93 points. It was always going to be a tough task for the Dogs, missing the likes of Byron Murphy, Matthew Johnson, Ryan Smith, Barry Smeeton and Chris Baker, all important players at different stages. While not conceding, Doggies’ coach Josh Beard said before the game it was going to be a tough day. “Chelsea was coming off a big loss against YCW the week before and was going to come out and try and prove something,” Beard said. “Unfortunately, we were missing four or five of our best, which was going to make things tough. It gave us the chance to have a look at other players, while rewarding blokes in the seconds who had been in good form.”

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Chelsea star Luke Damon booted 10 goals in a best on ground performance, and Sam Carpenter was again dominant. Fabian Deluca, who played in Port Melbourne’s flag last season, dominated at the centre bounces and around the ground, and Niz Abdallah booted three goals. Jackson Calder is a player of the future for the Dogs and can’t be rushed. Like Geelong’s Tom Hawkins, he is a big kid who dominated junior ranks. With experience and strength, Calder will be a star of the MPNFL inside three seasons. Aaron Rixon was up from the magoos and played well for the Doggies, and Michael Altenkirch and Jack Dixon acquitted themselves well. Mornington is on the up. Josh Beard has done a masterful job, the list is gaining experience and talent and their time will come. With a young list comes peaks and

troughs. Patience and support is the key. Bonbeach won its first game of the season, a credit to coach Stevey Capp and the team. The Sharks had been competitive without getting across the line and controlled the match against Langwarrin on Saturday from start to finish. The Kangas challenged in the third term and got within a couple of goals, but the Sharks steadied in the last to win by 20 points, 12.18-90 to 11.4-70. The story of the match was the appearance of former Hawthorn player Beau Muston, who booted two goals for the Kangas and was one of their best. The Kangas’ best player, Dan Wehner, was out with a finger injury, and Bonbeach’s best, Shane McDonald, was serving the second week of a six-week suspension. Dale Donkin was outstanding for the Sharks with four goals, and Nate Robinson contributed three in a best on ground performance. Jason Ferraro and Josh Bull in the ruck were also standouts for the Sharks, and Mark Tyrrel and Shaun Foster found plenty of the footy. Kangas’ key forward Dale Eames was well held, but Mark McGill and Jarrod Amalfi led from the front. They are the future of the club and emerging as two of their finest. Andrew Withers, as usual, was outstanding, and Shane Urbans continues to shine at his new club. Seaford’s season is back on track after knocking over Karingal. With Chris Irving back from Sandringham, the Tigers dominated the clearances and the first half. Karingal regained the momentum late in the third and came charging in the last, but undisciplined acts cost them and Seaford was able to capitalise and run away with the match. Brayden Irving and Michael Kraska booted three each for the Tigers, and Luke Smith and Aaron Walton were outstanding. Stephen Charalambous and Justin Peckett were superb for the Bulls, and Dan Noble made it two good games in a row. As expected, Frankston YCW got the job done against Pines, winning 14.20-104 to 3.4-22. In an uneventful game, the Stonecats booted five goals to one in the first half and at three-quarter time it was seven goals to two. The reigning premier booted 7.6 to 1.1 in the last to record an 82-point win.

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Nepean Division Seniors

Mt Eliza 3.0, 11.2, 18.8, 22.10 (142) Edi-Asp 2.2, 3.4, 3.7, 6.11 (47) Goals, Mt Eliza: S. Lockwood 10, S. Lloyd 8, J. Egan 2, S. Wettenhall, B. Lean. EdiAsp: T. March, B. Turner, J. Derbyshire, N. Evans, B. Bowden, R. Snashall. Best, Mt Eliza: S. Lockwood, J. Anwyl, J. Egan, J. Cole, D. Emmons, B. Lean. EdiAsp: J. Derbyshire, P. Poore, B. Turner, T. Mannix, S. Miller, N. Connellan. Bonbeach 3.0, 7.10, 9.14, 12.18 (90) Langwarrin 2.0, 3.1, 8.3, 11.4 (70) Goals, Bonbeach: D. Donkin 4, N. Robinson 3, N. Hicks 2, O. Hulett 1, M. Clifford 1, S. Foster 1. Langwarrin: J. Amalfi 2, S. Urbans 2, B. Muston 2, J. O’Shea 1, S. Tanirau 1, D. Riley 1, S. Boyington 1, D. Luxa 1. Best, Bonbeach: N. Robinson, J. Ferraro, J. Bull, J. Casey, M. Tyrell, S. Foster. Langwarrin: M. McGill, J. Amalfi, A. Borrie, A. Withers, B. Muston, S. Tanirau. Seaford 5.2, 7.5, 8.7, 14.9 (93) Karingal 2.3, 3.7, 7.12, 8.12 (60) Goals, Seaford: B. Irving 3, M. Kraska 3, A. Walton 2, S. Lonie 2, D. Kirschenberg 1, C. Irving 1, M. Finn 1, T. Shaw 1. Karingal: D. Hirst 2, D. Noble 2, J. Eames 1, S. Charalambous 1, A. Joel 1, C. Hay 1 Best, Seaford: C. Irving, L. Smith, B. Irving, A. Walton, A. Turner, A. Lees. Karingal: S. Charalambous, J. Peckett, D. Noble, S. McGarry, B. Dunne, A. Paxton. Chelsea 6.2, 13.3, 19.6, 23.14 (152) Mornington 3.1, 4.2, 7.5, 9.5 (59) Goals, Chelsea: L. Damon 10, N. Abdallah 3, C. Worner 3, D. Morland 2, M. Salem 1, J. Clark 1, N. Carmody 1, S. Carpenter 1, A. Lewis 1. Mornington: J. Calder 2, M. Dillon 2, P. Dadds 2, J. McLerie 1, S. Matthews 1, T. Johnston 1. Best, Chelsea: S. Carpenter, L. Damon, N. Abdallah, F. Deluca, A. Lewis, D. Gentle. Mornington: M. Altenkirch, A. Rixon, J. Dickson, P. Dadds. Frankston YCW 2.4, 5.9, 7.14, 14.20 (104) Pines 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 3.4 (22) Goals, Frankston YCW: NA. Pines: S. White 2, J. Messina 1. Best, Frankston YCW: NA. Pines: A. Maling, J. Messina, M. Goodman, B. Hendry, D. Ramsdale, A. Ludewig.


Edi-Asp 3.3, 4.5, 7.6, 9.8 (62)

Mt Eliza 2.1, 4.3, 7.3, 8.4 (52) Goals, Edi-Asp: A. Dalton 4, J. Cooke 2, S. Gregory 1, N. Childs 1, M. Campbell 1. Mt Eliza: J. Moncrieff 2, J. Smale 2, B. Tracy 1, C. Ashdown 1, N. Cattanach 1, R. CrawleyBoevey 1. Best, Edi-Asp: N. Childs, G. Townsend, A. Houghton, B. Macquire, C. Wilson. Mt Eliza: B. Tracy, R. Patison, L. Marshall, C. Ashdown, L. Young, M. Cleary. Langwarrin 1.5, 3.8, 5.8, 6.9 (45) Bonbeach 1.2, 1.2, 3.2, 5.6 (36) Goals, Langwarrin: M. Wyss 2, M. Poore 2, B. Dredge 1, T. Smith 1. Bonbeach: S. Strickland 1, M. Stevens 1, M. Baxter 1, P. Batten 1, C. Hogan 1. Best, Langwarrin: L. Bice, B. Caspar, B. Dredge, A. Harper, S. Moodie, M. Wyss. Bonbeach: P. Smith, A. Hogan, R. Ferri, P. Batten, E. MacCormack. Seaford 3.3, 4.5, 7.10, 7.11 (53) Karingal 0.2, 0.8, 2.11, 3.12 (30) Goals, Seaford: M. Uaongo 2, D. Chadwick 1, C. Brooking 1, J. Hallal 1, T. Horton 1, J. Raftopoulos 1. Karingal: S. Mehanni 1, J. Bedford 1, S. Johnston 1. Best, Seaford: P. Azzopardi, C. Brooking, D. Chadwick, M. Uaongo, P. Vyverberg, M. Smith. Karingal: J. Martinson, B. Duffield, T. McEachern, J. Johnson, M. Lindley, T. Jack. Mornington 1.3, 3.6, 7.10, 8.12 (60) Chelsea 2.1, 4.2, 4.6, 7.12 (54) Goals, Mornington: B. Money 3, M. Keating 1, M. Harper 1, P. Simpson 1, L. Harper 1, N. Wells 1. Chelsea: D. Kelly 1, B. Finemore 1, L. Clark 1, J. Odell 1, M. Elliott 1, A. Alister 1, M. Torcasio 1. Best, Mornington: L. Harper, N. Bassett, A. Debernardi, M. Harper, M. Mackenzie. Chelsea: J. McConnell, S. Sara, J. Odell, A. Alister, M. Pearson. Pines 1.4, 2.6, 4.7, 6.11 (47) Frankston YCW 0.2, 0.6, 2.9, 3.9 (27) Goals, Pines: S. McPherson 1, T. Foord 1, H. Peace-Stirling 1, C. Bartczak 1, D. Guganovic 1. Frankston YCW: NA. Best, Pines: S. McPherson, A. McPherson, B. Wicks, J. Jordon, C. Sutton, S. Bishop. Frankston YCW: NA.


Mt Eliza 4.2, 7.5, 9.7, 14.14 (98) Edi-Asp 1.0, 2.1, 4.2, 4.3 (27) Goals, Mt Eliza: L. Craig 3, W. Crowder 3, Z. Jones 2, M. Hill 2, B. Mullane 2, T. Radin 1, Z. White 1. Edi-Asp: L. Ardrey 1, J. Tripcony 1, B. Hall 1, T. Grayling 1. Best, Mt Eliza: B. Mullane, S. Siggins, W. Crowder, M. Pascazio, J. Boak, R. Harink. Edi-Asp: M. Byrnes, K. Tuke, J. McCulloch,

J. Tripcony, J. Watterson, J. Howard. Langwarrin 4.1, 6.2, 9.6, 12.9 (81) Bonbeach 1.1, 4.6, 6.6, 10.7 (67) Goals, Langwarrin: J. Looms 3, J. Johnsen 2, M. Napier 2, B. Harkness 1, N. Hammill 1, J. Warrington 1,M. Prosser 1, J. Bunawan 1. Bonbeach: D. Henry 2, M. Turville 2, L. Gales 1, B. Hicks 1, M. Taylor 1, J. Coul 1, S. Campitelli 1, J. Sole 1. Best, Langwarrin: M. Edwards, J. Bunawan, A. Collins, J. Johnsen, B. Merrick, J. Warrington. Bonbeach: M. Turville, A. Trowell, J. Mulholland, B. Hicks, R. Sykes, D. Steed. Mornington 2.1, 3.1, 5.2, 8.6 (54) Chelsea 2.2, 5.7, 6.7, 6.9 (45) Goals, Mornington: J. Brown 3, B. De Ruyter 1, J. Stevens 1, W. Goosey 1, J. Smart 1, J. Luca 1. Chelsea: J. Symons 2, Z. Graham 1, J. Miller 1, J. Bennett 1, R. Chadwick 1. Best, Mornington: S. Crawford, M. Lacey, J. Smart, N. Cox, D. Curtin, J. Stevens. Chelsea: P. Kane, M. Ponton, Z. Graham, J. Bennett, R. Dickenson, C. Dodson. Frankston YCW 3.2, 5.7, 11.8, 16.14 (110) Pines 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1 (1) Goals, Frankston YCW: K. St Anne 7, J. McVicar 3, R. Santon 2, K. Albanese 2, J. Canepa 1, Z. Mosimane 1. Pines: Nil. Best, Frankston YCW: H. Jones, C. Micari, J. McVicar, M. Barker, C. Steele, K. St Anne. Pines: B. Humphrey, S. Rogers, D. Ryan, R. Uncle, J. Wilcox, R. Chalkley.

Nepean Division Seniors

Frankston Bombers 0.4, 7.7, 11.10, 14.14 (98) Dromana 4.3, 6.8, 9.10, 14.13 (97) Goals, Frankston Bombers: N. Lonie 5, B. Wakeling 4, J. Kiss 2, M. Maiorino 2, C. Smith 1. Dromana: A. Bruhn 3, J. Hutchinson 3, P. Minchington 2, A. Hunter 2, S. Gaertner 1, R. Hawkins 1, J. Savage 1, T. Banks 1. Best, Frankston Bombers: N. Lonie, B. Wakeling, S. Wilkey, H. Moore, M. Harrison, J. Waixel. Dromana: J. Hutchinson, S. Gaertner, J. Wood, J. Hunter, P. Minchington, T. Banks. Sorrento 3.2, 6.8, 9.10, 14.17 (101) Tyabb 2.0, 2.1, 5.3, 5.3 (33) Goals, Sorrento: L. Poholke 5, T. England 2, G. Boyington 2, D. Grant 1, G. Johnson 1, J. Falck 1, T. Head 1, D. Phillips 1. Tyabb: S. Pickersgill 2, C. Doria 1, R. Jones 1, A. Waterstone 1. Best, Sorrento: D. Phillips, M. Nibbs, C.

Beetham, T. Head, J. Moore, J. Falck. Tyabb: B. Miller, E. Rahilly, R. Jones, A. Driscoll, A. Wilson, J. Alexander. Red Hill 2.0, 7.3, 8.7, 11.8 (74) Pearcedale 1.4, 2.5, 3.11, 3.14 (32) Goals, Red Hill: J. Douglas 3, H. Larwill 2, P. Dal Lago 1, S. Holmes 1, B. Maguinness 1, R. Blake 1, J. Mitchell 1, L. Adams 1. Pearcedale: D. Murray 1, D. McCormack 1, C. Fortnam 1. Best, Red Hill: R. Mace, D. McNamara, P. Dal Lago, J. Mold, J. Mitchell, M. La Fontaine. Pearcedale: B. Fortnam, C. Fortnam, P. Cadd, L. Murray, C. Herbert, M. White. Hastings 0.0, 3.3, 6.5, 12.10 (82) Somerville 3.10, 3.14, 3.22, 4.24 (48) Goals, Hastings: C. Meloury 3, J. Kestle 2, G. Masterson 2, D. Hand 1, B. Arnold 1, P. Rogasch 1, T. Glass 1, M. Robbins 1. Somerville: S. Crowe 1, J. Farrelly 1, B. Shipton 1, G. Boyd 1. Best, Hastings: P. Rogasch, S. Hull, A. Hurst, D. Hull, C. Meloury, S. Robb. Somerville: E. Bitters, T. Jacobson, C. King, B. Sedgwick, J. Farrelly, P. McDonald. Rosebud 3.4, 5.9, 8.11, 12.11 (83) Rye 1.3, 5.5, 6.8, 11.12 (78) Goals, Rosebud: T. Baker 4, R. Spooner 3, J. Clarke 1, B. Davidge 1, A. Rose 1, L. Armstrong 1, G. Bentley 1. Rye: J. Van Unen 4, A. Kirkwood 2, M. Cain 1, M. McIndoe 1, M. Noldt 1, B. Cain 1, R. Sutton 1. Best, Rosebud: C. Egan, B. Payne, R. Spooner, P. Lewis, G. Bentley, T. Baker. Rye: D. Booth, L. Morse, M. McIndoe, A. Kirkwood, R. Taylor, M. Noldt. Crib Point 4.2, 6.5, 9.10, 11.15 (81) Devon Meadows 3.2, 6.4, 8.8, 11.12 (78) Goals, Crib Point: D. Warry 2, D. Lawson 2, L. Herrington 2, J. Flack 2, S. Adams 2, D. Annable 1. Devon Meadows: D. Velardo 5, S. Young 2, R. Talbot 2, A. Oldmeadow 1, A. Adams 1 Best, Crib Point: D. Cook, L. Herrington, B. Davidson, J. Cook, J. Cook, D. Warry. Devon Meadows: P. Boland, D. Velardo, R. Talbot, J. Dehey, A. Johnson.


Frankston Bombers 3.4, 4.5, 6.13, 6.14 (50) Dromana 0.1, 3.6, 3.6, 6.6 (42) Goals, Frankston Bombers: R. Lia 2, D. Bence 2, D. Wagner 1, S. Foster 1. Dromana: M. Heggen 2, S. Banks 2, W. Spencer 1, K. Voelkl 1. Best, Frankston Bombers: D. Wagner, C. O’Neill, H. McLenaghan, B. Whittley, D. Myers, S. Foster. Dromana: K. Voelkl, J.

Powell, C. Taylor, H. Burriss, M. Olden, J. Terry. Sorrento 4.3, 7.6, 8.9, 9.10 (64) Tyabb 0.0, 0.2, 0.2, 1.7 (13) Goals, Sorrento: W. Sartori 2, J. Wells 2, S. Moore 1, T. Sicuro 1, C. King 1, J. McDonald 1, M. Senior 1. Tyabb: C. Morris 1. Best, Sorrento: L. O’Connor, P. Gorman, M. Littlejohn, G. Hammond, L. Schuldt, T. Sicuro. Tyabb: T. Booth, B. Caldwell, C. Morris, A. Whalley, S. Waterstone, S. Miller. Red Hill 1.5, 4.6, 6.6, 8.10 (58) Pearcedale 1.2, 2.9, 5.11, 7.13 (55) Goals, Red Hill: T. Carter 3, A. Mock 2, Z. Williams 1, A. Gilmour 1, J. Haig 1. Pearcedale: S. Greer 2, M. Kennedy 2, T. Mitchell 1, R. Shaw 1, T. Symons 1. Best, Red Hill: B. Martin, T. Carter, A. Mock, B. Ritchie, H. Kellett, L. Harris. Pearcedale: B. Hill, J. Garrett, T. Mitchell, M. Kennedy, M. Shaw, T. Symons. Somerville 0.3, 3.3, 3.8, 3.11 (29) Hastings 0.0, 0.2, 0.2, 1.3 (9) Goals, Somerville: NA. Hastings: D. Kerber 1 Best, Somerville: NA. Hastings: A. Booth, B. King, N. Pinto, T. Holmes, D. Kerber, C. Lehmann. Rye 3.2, 7.8, 7.10, 9.11 (65) Rosebud 3.1, 3.1, 5.3, 5.4 (34) Goals, Rye: A. Holloway 3, T. Sawers 2, B. Suffern 1, A. Fiddes 1, A. Tully 1, S. Shea 1. Rosebud: J. Wilde 2, C. Wilde 1, D. Hutton 1, D. Marsden 1. Best, Rye: G. Wilson, B. Suffern, D. Schwind, D. Howie, D. Veliades, K. Lynch. Rosebud: G. Glaum, D. Hutton, A. Hardeman, D. Marsden, J. Worrall, C. Fulton. Crib Point 2.2, 3.2, 4.5, 6.8 (44) Devon Meadows 2.0, 3.4, 5.6, 5.7 (37) Goals, Crib Point: R. Clifford 2, M. Kleinig 2, W. Graham 1, L. Conway 1. Devon Meadows: J. Castello 2, D. Jarman 2, M. Walters 1 Best, Crib Point: J. Elliott, L. Collins, D. Beech, M. Wilson, T. Adams, L. Conway. Devon Meadows: D. Kirkwood, M. Duggan, J. Gardiner, B. Armitage, D. Battle, S. Chappell.


Frankston Bombers 3.6, 7.14, 14.19, 19.21 (135) Dromana 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.3 (3) Goals, Frankston Bombers: J. Salisbury 6, J. Walker 2, M. Nichols 2, B. Tilley 2, J. Kingsbury 2, D. Logan-Palser 1,J. Francis

1, B. Sutton 1, B. Geurts 1, C. Thomas 1. Dromana: NA. Best, Frankston Bombers: B. Tilley, M. Nichols, J. Kingsbury, C. Thomas, B. Sutton, W. Hotman. Dromana: J. Buchanan, J. Fowler, A. Musgrave, B. Theodore, C. Osorio, J. Leverington. Sorrento 2.0, 8.2, 11.5, 16.10 (106) Tyabb 3.3, 4.3, 7.6, 10.7 (67) Goals, Sorrento: J. Tomkins 5, M. Gardner 2, J. Brigden 2, S. Moore 1, M. Killey 1, J. Morgan 1, S. Paterson 1, N. Mills 1, D. Burns 1, M. Abbott 1. Tyabb: A. Archer 4, R. Schoormans 3, S. Rahilly 1, J. Regan 1, C. Higgin 1. Best, Sorrento: J. Tomkins, L. Callaghan, N. Diconza, M. Pitt, S. Mann, S. Johnston. Tyabb: S. Rahilly, S. Waterstone, R. West, K. Johnston, M. Moran, A. Archer. Red Hill 4.6, 8.10, 10.15, 13.19 (97) Pearcedale 0.2, 1.2, 2.4, 5.5 (35) Goals, Red Hill: J. Mold 2, S. Stephens 2, L. Toy 2, R. Reynolds 1, W. Tuck 1, W. Young 1, T. McEncroe 1, J. Sloggett 1, R. Hopgood 1, J. Pain 1. Pearcedale: J. Cassidy 2, J. Evans 1, R. Craven 1, M. Scott 1. Best, Red Hill: T. McEncroe, J. Bateman, C. Wood, S. Collins, J. Mitchell, J. Mold. Pearcedale: R. Craven, J. Smith, J. White, J. Evans, M. Clay, B. Browne. Somerville 2.6, 9.9, 11.16, 19.20 (134) Hastings 1.1, 1.1, 3.2, 3.2 (20) Goals, Somerville: M. Hughes 10, C. Dalmau 2, M. Fayle 2, J. Ryan 2, L. Towan 1, D. Marshall 1, J. Day 1. Hastings: B. Schroen 1, M. Sawosz 1, C. Sawosz 1. Best, Somerville: M. Hughes, D. Marshall, C. Dalmau, J. Day, R. Twyford, M. Fayle. Hastings: C. Sawosz, N. Goodacre, W. Delahaye, K. Pratt, J. Lions, R. McCusker Rye 3.4, 7.9, 11.12, 11.22 (88) Rosebud 3.1, 4.2, 7.3, 10.5 (65) Goals, Rye: M. Harris 4, T. Dunstan 3, J. Gana 1, J. Cameron 1, R. Tipene 1, J. Johnston 1. Rosebud: F. Dunn 3, G. Petersen 3, C. Davies 2, S. Mathieson 2. Best, Rye: J. Gana, H. Kingston, J. Noseda, M. Harris, Z. Byrns, F. Holt. Rosebud: K. Corrin, D. Stephens, S. Mathieson, J. Fisher, A. Wright, G. Petersen. Devon Meadows 4.2, 7.9, 9.11, 12.13 (85) Crib Point 2.1, 2.1, 3.1, 3.4 (22) Goals, Devon Meadows: NA. Crib Point: M. Davis 1, S. Grimme 1, B. Chatters 1. Best, Devon Meadows: NA. Crib Point: K. Arnott, J. Bourke, D. Kranzbuhler, Z. Condick, B. Hill, J. Bromley.

Grand final rematch but Pies to prevail Round 8 Previews Friday 18 May

Collingwood v Geelong, MCG, 7.50pm

Round eight starts with the match of the round – the 2011 grand final rematch. Neither side has been as dominant as their 2011 counterparts, but the Magpies have put together four wins on the trot and are looking better. Collingwood travelled to Queensland and blitzed the Lions by 58 points. Steele Sidebottom was best on ground with 35 disposals at 94 per cent efficiency. The Cats had their biggest loss for some time when they went down to the Crows by 50 points. Geelong started slowly and was never able to get back into the game after a zero to eight goal second quarter. The Cats have had the wood on the Pies in recent times, but don’t look to be up to the challenge. Collingwood by 16 points. Saturday 19 May Port Adelaide v North Melbourne, AAMI Stadium, 1.15pm Another week has passed and another disappointing defeat for the Power. It’s been six in a row and pressure is mounting on and off the field. On the weekend the Power was hot and cold all day in Perth, and could never string together more than 10 minutes

of consistent football. Midfielders such as Hamish Hartlett, David Rodan and Matthew Broadbent just didn’t win enough of the ball. The Kangaroos were equally disappointing in going down to the Bulldogs. The Roos have been relying too much on Brent Harvey and when he was tagged they had no plan B. The Kangaroos may have been bad, but there’s still daylight between them and the Power. North Melbourne by 16 points.

Sydney went into the game third on the ladder with just one loss, but didn’t get anywhere near the opposition. Fullforward Sam Reid has struggled to make an impact all year and the Swans looked lost without Adam Goodes. The Dees were equally disappointing on Friday night. Mitch Clark was the only target in the forward line and suffered because of his team’s errant kicking. Sydney by 42 points.

Hawthorn v Fremantle, Aurora Stadium, 2.10pm The Dockers make one of the longest road trips when they travel to Tassie to play Hawthorn. On the weekend the Hawks got the job done against Melbourne; they made amends for a slow start and won by 66 points. Lance Franklin’s goalkicking was a worry; he kicked three goals seven behinds. The Dockers played their usual low scoring style when they comfortably beat Port Adelaide. Matthew Pavlich was great, kicking four goals, the last his 500th career goal. One of Ross Lyon’s favourites Clancee Pearce played an excellent game with 26 disposals at 96 per cent efficiency. The Hawks will be too strong in Launceston. Hawthorn by 24 points.

Saturday night is Dreamtime at the ’G, a game where we acknowledge the impact indigenous footballers have had on our game. The Bombers on the weekend put on a show when they blitzed the undefeated Eagles by 61 points. The midfield has been absolutely outstanding in recent weeks with Brent Stanton, Jobe Watson and David Zaharakis getting more than 30 touches in the last two games. Essendon could also bring Michael Hurley into the team this week to add to a potent forward line. The Tigers had a big win when they upset a disappointing Sydney. This will be a great match, but the Bombers are the in-form team of the comp. Essendon by 56 points.

Sydney v Melbourne, SCG, 4.40pm This is a match of two out-of-form teams searching to turn the tide and gain momentum heading into the middle of the season. The Swans were disappointing against the Tigers.

Essendon v Richmond, MCG, 7.45pm

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast, TIO Stadium, 7.40pm In the first Darwin game of the season, the Suns take on a pumped Bulldogs outfit. On the weekend the Dogs made the Kangaroos look awful when they ran rings around them and won by

18 points. Skipper Matthew Boyd was outstanding with 44 possessions, 20 contested, and the team flogged the opposition in contested marks. Ruckman Hamish McIntosh sustained a knee scare that may see him miss several weeks. The Suns missed a great opportunity to get a first win, instead handing victory to the Giants. They will regret a last quarter performance where they failed to score a goal and GWS kicked five. This is a tough ask for the Suns travelling all the way to Darwin and playing an in-form side. Western Bulldogs by 35 points. Sunday 20 May Brisbane v GWS Giants, Gabba, 1.10pm

This is a match of two of the league’s cellar dwellers, but one is in much better spirits, the Giants winning their first in their short history by beating the Suns by 27 points. Ruckman Jonathan Giles is a great example of perseverance after he spent four years on Port Adelaide’s list without playing a game; now he’s starring for the Giants. The Lions were dismal against Collingwood. Apart from a decent third quarter they were a mile off the pace and questions are starting to be asked about coach Michael Voss. However, the Lions mature bodies should get the job done. Brisbane by 29 points. Carlton v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium, 3.15pm (Note: Carlton v Adelaide and West Coast v St Kilda was written two

days before Carlton v St Kilda on Monday night.) The Crows travel to Melbourne with six wins and one loss on the board. The Crows knocked off reigning premier Geelong in convincing fashion. An eight goal to one second quarter and a 34 possession game from Scott Thompson was too much for the Cats. Veteran defender Graham Johncock went forward for the second consecutive week and was damaging in the second quarter, kicking two goals. For Carlton their indigenous trio will be vital if they are to win. Last time these teams met it was Carlton sneaking over the line by six points, with Andrew Walker best on ground kicking four goals. Carlton by 11 points. West Coast v St Kilda, Patersons Stadium, 4.40pm The Eagles return home licking their wounds after being belted by Essendon. The Eagles looked undermanned with kids like Sheppard, Brennan, Lycett and Neates getting games. This is just a slight blip on the radar as we’ve seen quality teams such as Collingwood, Adelaide and Geelong suffer big losses this year and bounce back. The Saints have a big hole to fill with Ben McEvoy being injured. They’ll be relying on Justin Koschitzke and Jason Blake to help out in the ruck. Last time they met, St Kilda took the points with Nick Dal Santo best on ground. This is a tough game for the Saints travelling to Perth. West Coast by 56 points.

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