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Graham Bergroth cleans up graffiti on the Belgrave South Community Centre. Inset: Edward O’Donohue and Brad Battin look on as Graham Bergroth and Carmel Mitchell get started on the graffiti. were handed out in the Yarra Ranges, three to community groups and two to the council. He said they were essential tools in combatting graffiti. “Illegal and unsightly graf-

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More than 50 trees were removed to allow Worrell Reserve to be named a Neighbourhood Safer Place. centre, hall or school; they are not purpose-built or fire-proof structures. “While they may provide limited protection from direct flame and radiant heat, they do not guarantee safety or survival.” Residents are reminded that NSP-PLRs still pose a risk for those travelling to them during a fire and those sheltering in them. For more information, visit the Neighbourhood Safer Places page <http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/ Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=2687> on the Cardinia Shire website.

An appeal on Monbulk’s Aldi development will be heard by VCAT. Photo: ROB CAREW He said by asking Aldi to move its building back and redesign the project to save one branch was causing further delays.

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PROTECTIVE Service Officers (PSOs) have been patrolling Ferntree Gully train station’s platforms for a year, and police believe that the area is safer as a result. PSOs were first deployed to Ferntree Gully Station on 22 January 2013 and marked their first anniversary with a business-as-usual shift at the station, beginning at 6pm. Danny Baines and Aaron Rouge Serrett were the two PSOs on duty for the evening, patrolling the platforms at the station from 6pm until the final service. The pair were squad-mates and graduated together in March last year, before being deployed to Boronia around nine months ago - they patrol Boronia, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully and Upwey stations. Officer Baines said that he believed PSOs presence at train stations helped the general public to feel safer, by creating a police presence to deter potential criminals. “I think it helps - we get good feedback from everyone,” he said. Officer Rouge Serrett said that his favourite part about being a PSO was interacting with the people who passed through the station each day. “It’s always rewarding when members of the public thank you for what you’re doing out here,” he said. “It makes it all worthwhile.” Knox police Senior Sergeant John Hess told the Mail that PSOs provide public confidence in safety at train stations, which are often subject to crimes such as theft and criminal damage.

A BELGRAVE man has been remanded to face court after police charged him with possession of a handgun with a silencer. A passer-by noticed the gun and contacted police. The 40-year-old man is known to police.

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“They have been very fruitful in identifying known offenders and suspects and provide us with quality information that usually results in intelligence for general policing,” he said. “Their work is appreciated by us.” Mr Hess said that he would like to see PSO deployment roll out to Upper Ferntree Gully Station in the future. For more information on PSOs, visit www.policecareer.vic.gov.au/pso

A SHOT was fired from rifle when a group of four men took justice into their own hands last week. Police have charged four men after they visited a Yellingbo property believing the resident had stolen their property in an earlier burglary. Lilydale CIU Detective Senior Constable Mark Smithwick said one of the men had fired a shot with a .22 rifle when they arrived at the address. “They’ve taken matters into their own hands,” Sen Cons Smithwick said. “And now they are facing the courts.” He said the four men were charged with common law assault and reckless conduct endangering life. They will face Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 5 May.

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Cardinia Shire mayor Graeme Moore said these public open spaces had all been approved as meeting strict criteria and could now be used by the community in emergency situations. “We are pleased that the two sites at Cockatoo and Emerald have now been formally designated as NSPPLRs and this will give residents more shelter options,” Cr Moore said. “This has been a long process, and we hope these sites are never needed. “Of course, residents must remember that having a written bushfire plan and leaving early is still

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A KILSYTH man has been charged with numerous offences relating to child pornography. The 51-year-old man was charged by police last week with possessing child pornography, committing an indecent act with a child under 16 years and stalking. He will face the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 20 February 2014.

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AFTER much anticipation, Emerald’s Worrell Reserve is now officially a Neighbourhood Safer Place - Place of Last Resort (NSP-PLR). Worrell Reserve – one of three designated NSPs now in the Cardinia Shire – was a contentious decision by council, which received a vehement backlash from a section of the community after 50 Monterey cypress trees were cut down. And despite the NSP being approved, residents are still speaking with the Ombudsman and investigating the consultation process surrounding the removal of the trees. “Now that it has been designated as an NSP, it is up to the council to explain how they exempted themselves from the same planning process they have held the community accountable to,” resident Mary Farrow said. “The Cardinia Planning Scheme identifies the significance of the exotic hedges on Belgrave Gembrook Road as having significant vegetation to be protected. “Also, the Cardinia Heritage Study, adopted by the council in 2011, lists the Emerald Reserve on the list of places of significance to be protected.” Cockatoo Sports Ground and Worrell Reserve, Emerald, in addition to the existing NSP-PLR in Gembrook, will act as places of last resort for nearby residents when all other bushfire plans have failed.

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Firies spark family fun By MELISSA MEEHAN SIRENS will be whirring and lights flashing as part of the Ridge Top Brigades Family Fun and Information Day this weekend. Fire trucks will be on display as members from the Olinda, Sassafras - Ferny Creek and Kalorama - Mount Dandenong fire brigades come together to give their communities a chance to meet their local emergency services teams and find out how they work together to keep the area safe.

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Weeds money helps clear line A LOCAL Landcare group received a boost under a Victorian Coalition Government grants program which provided more than $1 million to environment volunteer programs across the State. Member for Eastern Victoria Region Edward O’Donohue met with Glenn Brooks-MacMillan, Landcare Facilitator for the Southern Ranges Environment Alliance (SREA), which is set to receive the funds. “These grants recognise and reward the hard work of our local volunteers who are dedicated to making sure Victoria’s natural environment can be enjoyed by future generations,” he said. “A $500 grant will be delivered to the SREA through the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Au-

thority. This funding will assist the SREA to continue its incredible work which benefits both the local community and the environment.” Mr Brooks-MacMillan said the funds would help the SREA to continue its environmental work throughout The Yarra Ranges, Cardinia Shire and parts of the City of Casey. He said a current, major project for the SREA was carrying out weed management and revegetation along the Puffing Billy Railway line. “More than 250,000 visitors come to Puffing Billy every year, so we’re trying to raise awareness within the local community around weed removal and protecting and maintaining native plants which in turn benefits native animals,” he said.

The event, at the Olinda Hall on Sunday 2 February from 10am to 3pm will be fun for the whole family. There will be a visit from Captain Koala, food and drinks, a jumping castle and slides, facepainting, balloon animals, colouring competitions and much more. Informative demonstrations will be held throughout the day from 11am. In the event of a Total Fire Ban, this event will be cancelled.

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Playing straight bat for funds â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not a whole lot of work by the council has been done here for many years with any upgrades done by the club,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we could raise a couple of thousand dollars on the day that would be great and anything else would just be a bonus. La Trobe MP Jason Wood announced last year $250,000 towards the construction of a new pavilion at the site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These upgrades will be there to be enjoyed by future generations of South Belgrave

By REBECCA BILLS SOUTH Belgrave Cricket Club (SBCC) is hosting a Twenty20 cricket match in a bid to raise much needed funds for grounds redevelopment. The team, which trains and plays at South Belgrave Recreation Reserve, will be playing Ferntree Gully next month. SBCC treasurer and life member Brad Trinnick said it is going to be a great family event with seven district cricketers playing and nearly all of the other players are state representatives.

residents, the wider community and visiting teams,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to have worked closely with members of the club to secure this funding.â&#x20AC;? Mr Trinnick said although Mr Wood has committed $250,000 towards the upgrade of the pavilion the whole redevelopment of the grounds is set to cost more than $2 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The master plan has been drawn up and approved by council with the beginning of developments planned to start in August,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the overhauling of the

South Belgrave Cricket Club members Dean Bromley, Aiden Jelinek and Mark Baker are Picture: ROB CAREW gearing up for the upcoming Twenty20 match. 113543 entire facility it could take up to five years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us it is going to be a major ongoing fundraising project.â&#x20AC;? The Twenty20 cricket match between SBCC Invitational XI

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ALTHOUGH Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m one of the Tecoma Eight whom McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has tried to legally muzzle, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still compelled to respond to Mr Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Not All Attacking Maccas, Mail, 21 January) litany of accusations against the No Maccas community campaign. Mr Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim of 90 per cent local support for the Tecoma McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s can be immediately dismissed as nonsense in light of the Victorian State Parliamentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval of the methodology of the entire survey of Tecoma which showed only 4.8 per cent support and 7.0 per cent undecided. Mr White, listing himself as a Tecoma resident, claims that â&#x20AC;&#x153;no-one actually understands what is the argument against itâ&#x20AC;?. This is astonishing given that literally millions of people abroad whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been watching CNN and Fox and reading the BBC and the Guardian are well aware of the host of reasons that have ignited this campaign. As for the 60 miserably-paid McJobs... how many local businesses will be forced to the wall? Mr White also makes predictable references to the work of Ronald McDonald House. Corporate Accountability Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s October 2013 exposĂŠ Clowning Around with Charity of the deceitful and downright fraudulent claims of McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actual charitable contributions should be read by anyone who still believes McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a sincere and altruistic corporation. To use Mr Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to â&#x20AC;&#x153;lounge aroundâ&#x20AC;? protesting at the site with my amazing community-minded campaigners and risk being dragged through the courts again. This corporate bully has gone way too far. Karl Williams, Tecoma.

Jet fret Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;M WRITING as in the last few months Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve noticed that the Dandenong Ranges is under a passenger jet flight path with three to four jets at a time throughout the day and night. Jason Wood our local federal member advises us to contact Air Services and Noise Com-

plaint and Information Service (NCIS) on 1800 802 583, email ncis@airservicesaustralia.com or by mail at NCIS, PO Box 211, Mascot, NSW, 1460. The noise intrusion disturbs the peace of the Dandenong Ranges renowned and loved for its natural beauty and tranquillity. If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send a clear message that a jet flight path over the Dandenongs is not acceptable, we will have more jets and more noise disturbance in the future. Matthew Parker, Emerald.

Truth tightening I WRITE in reply to our local member Christine Fyffeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allegations that I was loose with the truth when I wrote criticizing her Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to our local TAFE issue. Firstly when I penned my original letter I was not endorsed as the ALP candidate for Evelyn, therefore it would have been a little presumptuous of me to say that I was. Secondly in 2009 when the old Swinburne University Act was changed Christine was our local member, as these changes went through unopposed I can only suggest that she actually voted for these changes. Next, if so much money has been invested in vocational and education training why has our local member not been able to secure some of this funding to restore our TAFE or is it a fact that this investment is well overstated, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it both ways. Does the local member forget that it is her team that is in government and that it is they that need to come up with a solution not the opposition or local council or independent body, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to show some leadership. As for me not being concerned about this issue, I have given up my time attending meeting after meeting since this first became an issue and the only thing that seems to be a stalling point is that this government refuses to provide our local community with the resources to have a TAFE. Finally as I am now the endorsed ALP candidate for Evelyn I will gladly sign this letter in that way. Peter Harris, ALP candidate for Evelyn.


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Cash boost for La Trobe By MELISSA MEEHAN THE La Trobe electorate is flush with cash as the Liberal Federal Government delivers on its election promises. Through the newly established Community Development Grants Program, Federal Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood has announced that his government would provide up to $4.68 million towards eight projects in the electorate. “These were part of my

election promises and have now been confirmed by Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development,” Mr Wood said. “I look forward to continuing my work with all project proponents to help implement these economically productive initiatives and deliver genuine benefits to the people of the electorate.” Included in the promises, $500,000 will assist with the

redevelopment of the clubrooms at Emerald’s Chandler Reserve, $250,000 will assist the South Belgrave Football Club build a new pavilion, $1,500,000 will build a basketball centre at Emerald Primary School, $50,000 will provide new lighting at Olinda Reserve, $500,000 will assist in the development of the Upwey Tecoma Community Recreational Sporting Hub and $500,000 towards the Ash Wednesday Memorial, Cockatoo project.

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Pool fight heats up By MELISSA MEEHAN THE FIGHT to save the Olinda Pool continues as supporters of the pool plan to attend the council meeting tonight (Tuesday). Following a community meeting last week, John Faull said support to save the pool was strong and not falling by the wayside. “It was a constructive meeting, but people do have the frustrating feeling that we are going nowhere,” Mr Faull said. “We’re still waiting for the councils report.” Councillor Jason Callanan

also attended the community meeting last week, and Mr Faull said he was thankful for his support. “Jason was very helpful, he seemed to understand the need for this pool and said the council should be heading in the direction to save the pool,” Mr Faull said. He said the next plan of attack was to attend the council meeting and show the councillors how important the pool was to the community. Another community meeting will be held at the Olinda CFA on Thursday 30 January, at 7pm.

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The township of Olinda is fighting to save their pool. We asked some locals what the pool means to them.

It’s a place to exercise, socialise and take my grandson. - Jeanene Howard

“ Swimmers locked out, from left, Faith (15, Mount Dandenong), Mera (8, Ferny Creek) and Sophie (2, Ferny Creek). Picture: ROB CAREW

Cardinia Shire’s top citizens CARDINIA Shire mayor Graeme Moore announced the winners of the 2014 Australia Day Awards on Sunday 26 January at the Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham. The winners included: Citizen of the Year: Matt McDonald. Senior Citizen of the Year: John (Jack) Mitchell. Young Citizen of the Year: Adele Mepstead. Community Organisation of the Year: ECHO Youth and Family Services. Community Event of the Year: PAVE Festival. Community Service Award: Lyn Wealands. The awards were a highlight of Australia Day celebrations across Cardinia Shire.

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Cr Moore said they recognised the contribution made by outstanding individuals and groups who had worked tirelessly to strengthen and improve their community. “The winners are well-deserving individuals and groups who are involved in making the shire the best it can be. I pass on my congratulations and gratitude,” Cr Moore said. “Their involvement in our community is much appreciated and we celebrate them and the dedication they continue to show the Cardinia Shire and its residents.” Council’s flagship celebration in Pakenham included the traditional Mayor’s Australia Day address, a speech by Australia Day ambassador Dr Peter Ellyard and a bumper citizenship ceremony with more than 50 local residents becoming

citizens. Families from across Cardinia Shire enjoyed the fun and a range of family activities including barbecues, face painting, a jumping castle, poetry and entertainment as well as an animal farm and a Landcare display with native plant giveaways. Hills groups celebrated were: Community Organisation of the Year: ECHO Youth and Family Services. ECHO helps families and young people through hard times, equips them to make good life choices and provides crisis relief. It runs several programs out of Emerald, including a peer leadership and a community mentor development program. ECHO turns 30 this year. Community Event of the Year:

It means a lot, it is a precious community asset, a meeting place, somewhere the community can come together, young or old. - Narelle Everard

Dale from PAVE (Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald), awarded Community Event of the Year. 113448 PAVE Festival. Emerald’s week-long PAVE festival attracts around 12,000 people each year. Running since 2004, the event features graphic art, photography, dance, theatre, film, music, indigenous and multicultural events. PAVE supports the work of local artists and boosts the local economy.

It’s a fire-fighting resource paid for by the community. - Steve Donner (Olinda CFA captain)

It was intended for the community, built for the community I’m old enough to remember it all. - Phil Heading

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SERVICE HAS RESUMED ON YOUR TRAIN NETWORK. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. Jean and David Edwards with mayor Fiona McAllister, middle, recieved the Environmental Picture: JESSE GRAHAM Achiever of the Year award. 113614

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OVER three decades of commitment to Mount Evelyn has been celebrated by the Yarra Ranges Council, as the Environmental Achiever of the Year award goes to not one recipient, but a couple. Jean and David Edwards were given the Environmental Achiever of the Year award in this year’s Australia Day Awards, which was run out of Yarra Glen Memorial Hall on Sunday 26 January. The couple received their award for their powerful campaigning over the years to keep Mount Evelyn’s environment in pristine condition and to protect the aqueduct land. The pair’s involvement in the aqueduct began in May

1979, when they became aware that the land would be sold off for development. Jean and David founded the Friends of Aqueduct Park group, which organised petitions and, ultimately, ensured that the land was retained and that the council fulfilled its management plan for the land in 1991. “When we heard, we immediately stopped work and got petitions going,” Jean said. The pair told the Mail that their award was a complete surprise, but that they were appreciative of being recognised by the council. “It’s always nice to have your work appreciated,” David said. The pair cites their greatest

achievement in the area as the establishment of the Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Walking Trail, which is popular for those traversing the area. Jean is a member of the Yarra Ranges Environmental Advisory Committee and a representative on the Community Reference Group for Cave Hill and is involved in the Mount Evelyn Environment Protection and Progress Association. The pair runs a sustainable home which uses recycled materials and low amounts of energy, as well as maintaining a 15acre block of land that they say has environmental significance. The Mail would like to congratulate Jean and David Edwards for their Environmental Achiever of the Year award.

Premier’s heartfelt thanks to volunteers women of the SES and CFA - volunteers who are always ready to protect our communities in times of need,” Premier Napthine said in his Australia Day message. He thanked the hard working volunteers, including those

delivering meals on wheels to the elderly, surf life savers who do a tremendous job patrolling beaches across the state and those providing care and support to members of the community facing adversity, sickness or disability.

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Awards nod for caring support ness to help others were recognised by the council in the awards, which Yarra Ranges mayor Fiona McAllister said celebrated only a few of the amazing people in the area. “I’d like to think that, while we celebrate all of our amazing people throughout the year, Australia Day gives the chance to give out some specific awards to celebrate and acknowledge a few of the really special people who put in so much to make a difference in our community,” she said. Cr McAllister said that she had one thing left to say to the award recipients - thank you. “Thank you all for the wonderful contribution you make to the community - it wouldn’t be the community we have if it wasn’t for people like you.”

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THE Dandenong Ranges had its fair share of winners in last weekend’s Australia Day awards, with a primary school student and caring community member taking out accolades. The Patch Primary School student, 10-year-old Georgia Grimmer received the Ken McIntosh Memorial Award for Young Environmental Achiever of the Year, while Monbulk’s Judy Thorburn received a certificate of recognition in the council’s 26 January ceremony. Georgia received her award for her commitment in improving her school’s wildlife habitats, through leading teams to restore a fern gully and helping to remove and control weeds. The young environmental stalwart

has brought many other students with her on a crusade to protect the natural environment and has become the student spokesperson for her school’s environmental work. Her enthusiastic work earned her an award in the Yarra Ranges Council’s Australia Day Awards, which was held at Yarra Glen Memorial Hall on the Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, Ms Thorburn was recognised for her work with the Monbulk Care Network and its care shop, which she has been part of for years. She has been an instrumental force in organising the group’s Christmas hampers, which help up to 70 local families, and co-ordinates support and information services. Her genuine concern and willing-

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Accolades all round A NUMBER of Yarra Valley community members and organisations were hailed for their work by the council, receiving high accolades in the yearly awards for their service. Healesville Interchurch Community Care Inc (HICCI), Coldstream’s Phyllis Dixon, Warburton resident Norman Orr, Millgrove resident Lily Belle Hellicar and Healesville’s Michael Halligan all received various awards in the Yarra Ranges Council’s Australia Day Awards on 26 January. HICCI, which is made up of five members of staff and over 100 volunteers, received the prestigious Community Group of the Year award for its work to service more than 600 families. The group runs three core programs to help community members: Emergency Relief, Volunteer Transport and Community Meals - each helps members of the community in various aspects of their lives. Ms Dixon, a Yarra Ranges resident for the past 62 years,

founded the Yarra Valley Over 50s Friendship Club in 1994, and has been the president for the past two decades. Throughout that time, she has assisted elderly members of the community to build strong relationships and friendships, as well as remaining secretary for the Mount Evelyn Tennis Club for 20 years. She received the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in communities across the Yarra Ranges. Mr Orr was named as the winner of the Ian De La Rue Award for Community Leadership in the award ceremony for his work to improve the Warburton Community. Through his work on the original steering committee to found the Upper Yarra Community Enterprise, 16 years as the Warburton Post Master and the Warburton Chamber of Commerce, Mr Orr has dedicated immeasurable amounts of his time to his local community. Lily Belle Hellicar, 17, received an award for Young Citizen of the Year,

following three years of volunteering with Koha Community Café, where she is now the volunteer co-ordinator and takes part in major fund-raising events. Mr Halligan received a certificate of recognition in the awards for his support to the Healesville Rotary Club, particularly following the Black Saturday bushfires, in supplying and donating trailers for community members and events. The community members were all thanked for their generous work in their individual communities. Award recipients:

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Scaling the police heights THE world game brought Sergeant Fiona Tolmie to Australia more than 30 years ago. “I was married to a soccer player. He played for Box Hill, which was state league at that time - they bought us out here,” she said. The 21-year-old left her home in a small fishing town in Scotland’s north east, Arbroath, with a toddler in tow and another baby on the way. Luckily, she instantly fell in love with her new home. “The soccer club were really welcoming and most of them had come from the UK,” she said. “At the airport the whole committee met us and threw their arms around us and they became our family straight away.” Sgt Tolmie returned to her nursing career after her second child was born but soon longed for a change. She tried her hand at swimming, teaching and restaurant management before Victoria Police’s mounted branch caught the horse enthusiast’s eye. “Since joining I decided that I’d keep my hobby of horses separate from work so I’ve never actually worked in the Mounted Branch,” she said. But a property in the hills and the top job at Emerald Police Station allow her to indulge in her equestrian passion and love for community policing.

Emerald Sergeant Fiona Tolmie drew a curious glance or two from her neighbours when she made the leap from nurse to police officer as told to reporter Casey Neill. “The thing I love about it is you get to know the community, you get to know your offenders,” she said. “You get to know the shopkeepers and they’re very good at feeding us information, which you just don’t get in the city.” Sgt Tolmie is looking forward to the new Emerald police station opening its doors early next year, with 24-hour response capability. Staffing will grow from herself and seven staff to “a senior sergeant, four sergeants probably and around 15 or 16 troops”. “At this stage we’re looking at increasing staffing levels slowly prior to the move,” she said. “It will make a big difference to the area. At the moment people know the times that we finish. There’s not always coverage overnight.” Sgt Tolmie was 33 years old when she decided to join the force - just one

birthday shy of the academy’s entry cut-off at the time. “I didn’t know if I’d actually be able to get in or not,” she said. “Back then the physical side was quite difficult and one of the components was a running track. “On the second lap you had to take in a number of obstacles and one of them was a six-foot wall. “I used to go home and practise on my six-foot wall,” she said. “My neighbours thought I was mad because instead of walking up the garden path I’d jump over the fence!” Sgt Tolmie made it through her training and quickly found her niche in dealing with sexual offences and child abuse. “You’ve got to be the sort of person that doesn’t take that work home,” she said. “One of the most difficult things was if you dealt with a child that was a

Sergeant Fiona Tolmie has been in the police force for more than Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS 20 years. 105947 similar age to your own kids.” Despite her best efforts, she said some cases stuck with her. “It’s not always the worst case, it’s the child’s reaction and where they haven’t been supported by their parents,” she said. “The bottom line was to try and make the kids safe.” Sgt Tolmie’s determination to do so put her in the spotlight. “I was the first person to charge someone under the mandatory reporting legislation,” she said.

“And that was a school principal. That made headlines and caused a lot of drama.” Sgt Tolmie has tried her hand at undercover operations, taught at the academy and stepped into the Victoria Police corporate world but it’s community policing that has her heart. The 55-year-old is looking forward to welcoming the changes and the challenges that lie ahead at Emerald. “My intention is to work for probably another eight years and just be out here,” she said.

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Fun art that appeals to these little hands By REBECCA BILLS AN exciting new initiative has little hands getting creative at Burrinja Gallery. The gallery has partnered with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to present Kids on Tour - a tour to bring specially created children’s activities to the wider Victoria community. The interactive activities developed for the program by Melbourne Now artists, Hotham Street Ladies, John Nixon, Selina Ou, Jan Senbergs, Meredith Turnbull and Preston Zly, offer engaging works that encourage young audiences to draw, photograph, make, play and decorate. Executive officer Ross Farnell said Burrinja is really excited to be able to team up with NGV and other regional galleries across the state to bring the program to the Dandenong Ranges. “The Melbourne Now exhibition is one of the most ambitious contemporary art and design exhibition projects ever undertaken by the NGV,” he said. “Bringing a part of that to Burrinja is a fabulous opportunity.” Melbourne Now is an initiative to celebrate the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the rich creative landscape that makes up Melbourne. The Melbourne Now Kids on Tour will be at Burrinja until 9 February. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm in the Burrinja Cultural Centre, Corner of Glenfern Road and Matson Drive Upwey - the event is free of charge. For more information, visit www. burrinja.org.au or call 9754 8723.

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Feel the beat for one night only THE Knox Community Arts Centre will be taken over by Spirit and Fire in the new show set to wow audience members. The Asanti Dance Theatre will be incorporating African dance, music and acrobatics in a one-off performance. The show will be followed by a one-hour dance and drumming workshop by the Asanti Dance Theatre for audience members directly after the show. The Knox Community Arts Centre is home to a wide range of productions, theatre and music with past shows including The Club, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 3MBS Fine Music Series, The Geisha and Deborah Conway. Spirit and Fire by the Asanti Dance Theatre will be performed on Saturday 15 February at 7pm at the Knox Community Arts Centre, corner Scoresby Road and Mountain Highway, Bayswater. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22.50 for children. To book, call 9729 7287 or visit www.knox. vic.gov.au/theatretix.


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RUSTIC GEM EXUDES CHARM SITUATED on a sunny 3.5 plus acres usable block with filtered views and walking distance to the corner store and Emerald Secondary College, this extensive property with a three-bedroom home exudes the charm youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect of the hills. Located on a sealed road, the home features three comfortable bedrooms, the

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Are you yearning for a lifestyle where simplicity counts for everything - spending relaxed days at home gazing out to Melbourne´s eastern, south eastern suburbs and beyond, enjoying cosy evenings snuggled by the open fire, hours blending into days and where privacy is paramount. From this serene vantage point, the horizon is clear and it is yours for the taking! Magnificent views from the sun-drenched westerly balcony and various other vantage points within the home including the 2 living rooms, kitchen meals area and all 3 bedrooms on the one level. Also on offer is a circular bitumen driveway, double carport, terraced gardens and your own private deck opening off the kitchen to enjoy those late weekend breakfasts. Don´t delay your inspection because this view won´t last long!

Every facet of this flawless showpiece has been created with remarkable attention to detail, with a style rich combination of natural light and indoor-outdoor transition with huge alfresco entertainment deck accessible from either of the formal or casual meals areas. North facing on an acre, the main level incorporates 2 bedrms and 2 bathrms, the main with ensuite and walk through robe, together with central ultra modern kitchen with huge marble countertops, stainless steel oven, dishwasher, ceramic cooktop and rangehood, with open plan living either side providing a commanding vantage point over the grounds and beyond to the Warburton Ranges. Standing tall with self assured elegance and profound grace this visually striking executive retreat on over an acre of rolling lawns is framed by the natural beauty of grand mountain ash on the perimeter and exotic Rhododendrons, Beech and Elms in the foreground, creating a haven for the abundant birdlife and the magic of the seasons that serve to heighten your senses (and lower your blood pressure). On the lower level there are another two bedrms, a luxurious bathrm with an incredible spa bath complete with built in audio to soak away the stresses of the day, a large laundry with built ins, direct access to the double garage/workshop and the flexibility to utilise the fourth bedroom as a retreat and media room. Electric remote entrance gates provide access to the fully sealed horseshoe driveway which also extends to the remote access double garage.

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TRANQUIL SETTING WITH ROOM TO GROW On the fringe of the Dandenong Ranges this 2 Bedroom home is ideal for anyone looking for a quiet lifestyle in a tranquil setting. With an open plan design, the home offers character & charm along with modern touches throughout. Tall raked ceilings & long sun drenched windows allow for natural sunlight to filter through, while rough sawn posts make a great talking point. A contemporary timber kitchen is well equipped with wide serving bench, S/S upright oven, range hood, & plenty of cupboard space. An opportunity also exists to put in a staircase & open up the fantastic area under the home (STCA) to create an area big enough for the growing family. Sit back on the decking & take in the ferns and birdlife knowing that this ´tree change´ could be yours to call home.

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Surrounded by approx 1 acre of magnificent garden and park-like lawns sits this outstanding colonial brick home. Built to perfection and maintained to an extremely high standard over its 28 years, this home comes complete with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan formal lounge and dining area plus a large rumpus room. The kitchen is not only big but is in perfect working order having had updated appliances including a S/S oven and 900mm gas cooktop. Heating is well taken care of with a superior hydronic heater system, an OFP and electric heaters throughout. A double garage (with remote door) /workshop area is also found under the roofline with internal access and a built in alarm system for added safety. But the real highlight of this already beautiful home has to be the garden - Colourful, bright and perfect in every way.

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Positioned perfectly on nearly 1/4 of an acre opposite a park & just a few hundred meters walk to the centre of Gembrook, the supermarket, bakery, coffee shops, school & public transport, this tidy 3 BDR home has all the comforts. The home features 3 spacious BDRs, 2 with BIRs & the Master with a WIR & ensuite. The modern kitchen offers a D/W, gas cooking & plenty of cupboard space & opens onto the spacious meals area. The formal lounge has a lovely outlook over the front garden & the parklands opposite & the home has mains GDH as well as ducted evaporative cooling, giving the ultimate in comfort & convenience. Outside there is a paved outdoor entertaining area & a fully fenced rear yard, as well as a sensational kid’s cubby & a garden shed. Add to this the convenience of mains water, gas & sewer & this pristine home ticks all the boxes. The toughest decision of your week will be whether to walk into town for breakfast or relax in the comfort of your own home!

•12 acres with elevated north facing filtered views •Large potential building area (STCA) •Fully fenced with creek on property •Walk to Macclesfield Pony Club & access to a myriad of riding trails •Beautiful spot to build the dram (STCA)!

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If the ´WOW´ factor is what you seek - look no further. Situated on over a 1/4 acre this home features 3 spacious BDRs, the Master with a WIR & designer ensuite. The spacious lounge attracts plenty of natural light through the floor to ceiling windows & the ambiance is created through decorative gas jets mounted in front of a large mirror for maximum effect. The kitchen is a dream come true with Ceaser Stone island bench, red glass splashback & S/S 900mm gas stove. The dining room sits between the lounge & kitchen & features designer lighting & bi-fold door access to the large, decked entertaining area. There is also a 2nd living area in the centre of the home & an external study/4th BDR at the rear of the single lock up garage. The rear yard is landscaped & fully fenced, ideal for the kids to play & the perfect place to entertain. Inspection is essential!

This gorgeous, open plan, 4 BDR family home also offers 2 large living areas, 2 lofts & 2 acres outside, with over an acre fully fenced. All this a short walk to public transport & the local shop & minutes from Belgrave & all it has to offer. The home features Iron Bark floors, exposed Oregon Cathedral ceilings, 6 split systems & double glazed windows with block out blinds throughout. The large lounge has a split system & radiant heater & large doors which open onto the rear verandah & the spacious open plan kitchen, living & dining area features a toasty wood heater. The Master BDR is located on the Upper Level & features BIRs, a split system, contemporary ensuite & a separate Parent´s Retreat/4th BDR or study & offers access into a usable loft area. On the lower Level there are 2 further, spacious bedrooms, one with access to another loft. Add to this plenty of storage, a sealed drive, a double carport & 2 x 25,000 litre water tanks. Inspection is essential!

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection 11.30am-12.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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This big family home is located on over 1.3 acres just over 1km from Emerald. The home features 5 BDRs, 2 with BIRs, the Master with a walk through robe & ensuite & a further huge BDR at the rear of the home which also has its own ensuite. There is a formal lounge & dining area with gas heating which welcomes an abundance of natural light & offers views over the property & the hub of the home is the well-appointed kitchen which features s/s appliances & heaps of storage & bench space & overlooks a further living/dining area with a wood heater & direct access to the huge undercover outdoor verandah, which is the perfect place to entertain & watch the game of backyard cricket on the expansive lawn. At the rear of the home is a rumpus room with gas heating & outdoor access & there is a further 2 room studio in a separate building on the property. Add to this a double garage with carport, various shedding, dual access & enough room for all your toys!

This renovated home situated privately on 2.3 acres leaves you nothing to do but make the move. The home features 3 BDRs, 2 with BIRs & the Master with a WIR, ensuite & a split system for comfort. Also located on the lower level is a formal lounge room with its own split system. On the mid-level is the spacious main bathroom with 1200 x 900 shower, a European laundry & plenty of storage. On the top floor, taking in the views, is a large open plan living area adjacent to a spacious meals area & well-appointed timber kitchen, with access to the full length front verandah. Outside there is a double lock up garage with remote, a further double shed with workshop & a double carport. Add to this a lush 1 acre + paddock where you can watch Puffing Billy chug by & established gardens. All this on a sealed road under 50 minutes to the City!

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Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection 3.30pm - 4.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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Situated on a sunny 3.5 acre+ usable block with filtered views & walking distance to the corner store & Emerald Secondary this extensive property with a 3 BDR home exudes the charm you´d expect of the hills. Located on a sealed road the home features 3 comfy BDRs, the master with BIRs, a spacious bathroom with claw foot bath & separate shower, a well-appointed kitchen with 900mm gas stove & a huge living room with a magnificent stone fire place. To add to the convenience the home also has mains GDH & mains water connected. Outside the extensive shedding incudes 2 carports, 2 workshops, a huge shed with mezzanine & wood heater, a further rumpus room/Man Cave, a chook shed & plenty of shade & shelter for the livestock. The land consists of rolling lawns, paddocks & established gardens & offers views over the distant mountain ranges & there is also a flat area ideal for riding & a circular gravel drive. Inspection is essential & the potential endless!

If views, privacy, acreage & lifestyle are the top of your list - welcome to paradise! Situated on over 34 acres of useable land, this spacious contemporary home is sure to impress. Featuring 10ft ceilings, polished floors, floor to ceiling windows & spacious rooms this home is a modern masterpiece. The central designer kitchen overlooks the spacious dining area & light filled living area that takes in the amazing views. Add to this a formal lounge area adjacent to the formal entry allowing the whole family to entertain. The Master Suite, located at one end of the home features a dressing room & ensuite & at the other end of the home there are 3 spacious BDRs & a third living/study space, all with more captivating views & access to the contemporary main bathroom. Featuring a toasty wood heater, electric heating & a split system for added comfort, as well as verandahs all round this home ticks every box. Outside there is a landscaped rear yard, double lock up garage with workshop & internal access, a circular drive, not to mention 34 undulating acres of ideal farming or grazing land.

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 aarond@bellrealestate.com.au

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CARDINIA PLANNING SCHEME The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C195 to the Cardinia Planning Scheme. The Amendment came into operation 23 January 2014.

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• at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website www.dpcd.vic. gov.au/planning/publicinspection. Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

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Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made.

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Tables could turn By CHRIS ANDERSON ON THE outside, round 11 in D.J. Strachan Shield shaped as a one-sided round as the top four sides shaped up against the bottom four sides. For those in the know, the round shaped as a season defining one as although the bottom four had slipped one and a half games behind the front runners, they have all shown glimpses of being worthy participants in finals action. The reality of the situation is that if any of these bottom four sides can’t muster up a victory, their finals chances all but disappear. Yarra Junction certainly put their best foot forward when they travelled to Mount Evelyn in search of closing the gap. In a war of attrition, honours were shared after the first hour as the Junction bowlers restricted the home side with some disciplined lines and lengths. With the Rovers somewhat standing firm, the opportunity presented itself for the batsmen to kick on, but it wasn’t to be the case as the Eagles’ bowling was proving difficult to get away and in due course the home side lost regular wickets forcing the pace. Troy Hancock made some inroads before lunch with 36 and an enterprising partnership between Daniel (29) and Jesse Fraser (27) after lunch looked to be steering the Rovers to a decent total, but it wasn’t to be as the experience and guile of Daniel Lever (5/35) and Terry Ottrey (3/27) ensured the Eagles were well on top, dismissing the home side for a disappointing 134. As is so often the case when a team is bowled out cheaply, the reward is to survive a tricky spell to close out the opening day of the contest. With 12 overs to face, the Eagles made a brisk start, however three wickets in two overs saw the visitors finish at 3/29 opening the door for the Rovers. With talent still in the sheds, one would have Yarra Junction still in front of this contest, however early wickets next would surely swing the pendulum in Mount Evelyn’s favour. Woori Yallock travelled to Coldstream keen to keep their finals hopes alive in a game that promised plenty, belying the gap on the ladder. Woori Yallock has challenged many teams this season, but has often fallen short, leaving it in a sticky predicament. Entering this game, the Tigers would’ve seen this game as an ideal opportunity to reverse the trend as Coldstream have been battling some demons of late after jumping the competition at the start of the season. Woori Yallock opened the game with the bat and compiled a reasonable score against some good bowling. Jarrod Bayliss (3/26) made an immediate impression on the contest. As he has done on many occasions this season, Bayliss put the Tigers under early pressure with key wickets. In recent matches, it has been the Tigers’ top order that has made the bulk of the runs, so with the early wickets there were some nervous Woori followers. A hard-fought partnership between the hard hitting Simon Young (37) and the reli-

able Tim Diggins (67 not out) set the visitors on the right track and despite a late order fightback from Liam Doughty (3/42), Woori Yallock was ble the scratch together a defendable total of 185. Like Yarra Junction, the Crocs faced a tricky couple of overs to close out the day, and found themselves 1/14 at the close. Coldstream has talented, but recently flawed, batting line-p and one suspects that if they click into gear then they will cruise to the target, but if this doesn’t happen, Woori has talented and versatile attack that will make short work of the struggling Crocs. Hoddles Creek hosted Healesville in what looks on paper to be a lopsided affair as it is top against bottom. Hoddles Creek have great pride in their club, and would be keen to see a tough season out with the taste of victory. On the other hand, Healesville will be viewing the last month of the season as an opportunity to fine tune before an assault on a long-waited premiership. The visitors batted first and made an immediate impact on the scoreboard. Geoff Stock and Johnny Heywood have formed a valuable alliance at the top of the order for the Bloods, and they took the challenge up to the improving Wombats’ opening bowlers. If Healesville is to take the next step from finalist to premier then it needs to capitalise on the starts. As has happened so often this season, as good as Stock and Heywood have batted, they are yet to make a ‘big one’ as they have continually faltered when they’ve had the bowling attack on their knees. This week was no different. Regular contributions throughout the batting line-up, highlighted by an entertaining 23 from Chance Burridge, ensured the Bloods’ innings continued to flow, however a total of 174 on a small and quick ground would be a disappointing return from a top-of-the-table team. The experienced bowling pair of Mick Batten (3/40) and Brenton Derix (3/61) fought hard for the Wombats as they shouldered most of the work load. On form alone, Healesville probably has enough runs on the board with their attack, however the Wombats have enough experience in their line-up that if they can weather the early onslaught they may give themselves a chance of chasing the runs down the further they get into the day. In the final game of the round, Seville flexed its muscles at Warburton as it tried to straighten the season. The home side batted first and struggled to make a fist of run making against the might of the Seville attack. Brent Clinch played a solo hand contributing 35 in a paltry score of 102. With a win crucial to their progression this season, the Burras needed to make early inroads into Seville’s batting line-up, but the hard hitting Adam Burns was having none of it. Burns’ cavalier innings of 40 batted the Burras out of the contest leading the visitors to 1/80. A brisk start with the bat next week will see Seville push for out-

right victory and book a place in his season’s finals. With their bowling attack you would be a brave man to back against them. D.J. STRACHAN SHIELD Coldstream 1/14 v Woori Yallock 185 (T. Diggins 67 not out, S. Young 37, J. Bayliss 3/26, L. Doughty 3/42, D. Adams 1/17), Hoddles Creek v Healesville 174 (G. Stock 36, J. Heywood 24, C. Burridge 23, M. Batten 3/40, B. Derix 3/61, D. Chesney 2/17), Mount Evelyn 134 (T. Hancock 36, D. Fraser 29, D. Lever 5/35, T. Ottrey 3/27) v Yarra Junction 3/29 (C. Anderson 2/16), Warburton-Millgrove 102 (B. Clinch 35) v Seville 1/80 (A. Burns 40). R.A. FINGER TROPHY Seville 2/125 (R. Akers 66 not out L. McGookin 44 not out) v Warburton 77 (S. Troyhan 5/13 and 3/22), Coldstream 111 (P.Harris 42, N.Taylor 26, P. Sanders 5/13, D. Sanders 3/23) v Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction 95 (P. Osborne 28, J. Orren 5/21, D. Wallace 3/25) v Yarra Glen 0/39, Healesville 263 (S. Campbell 84, L. Daly 48, B. Wallace 40, J. Pobke 3/45, P. Jones 3/56, S. Tipping 3/58) v Hoddles Creek. C GRADE Seville 7/66 (A. Vassallo 4/30) v Gruyere 77 (A. Waixel 15, B. Caldwell 3/23, H. Leeds 2/8), Wandin 87 (R. Painter 22, B. Foley 19, J. Cummins 5/18, B. Norman 2/5) v Marysville 4/46 (P. Hilder 17, B. Carville 13 not out), Mount Evelyn 145 (D. Finch 53, L. Winter-Annette 6/51, Piergrosse 2/17) v Launching Place 0/92 (S. Parker 43not out, D. Mon-Aphai 32 not out), Healesville - bye. D GRADE Yarra Junction 2/265dec (J. Mclean 97, C. Fall 76, N. Dowdell 48 not out) v Hoddles Creek 2/22, Seville 130 (A. Spargo 27, P. Smith 44, S. Thompson 4/30, B.Dunne 4/26) v Powelltown 4/80 (J. Long 32, P. Smith 2/24, E. Corken 1/11), Mount Evelyn 6/351 (D. Westaway 95, P. Ortu 81, R. Williams 53, G. Black 2/63) v Launching Place, Coldstream v Healesville (no scores), Wandin - bye. ONE DAY GRADE Woori Yallock 138 (A. Whitworth 41 not out, M. Rimmer 23) lost to Marysville 8/141 (L. Ware 33, Scott Hill 36, J. Collette 2/13, M. Rimmer 2/13), Warburton-Millgrove 8/216 c.c (T. Heyward 35, J. Juffermans 34, J. McIntosh 33, A. Kocher 3/15) d Yarra Junction 8/189 c.c (C. Stanes 64, J. Bennett 42, M. Brown 30, C. Sinnah 3/14), Yarra Glen Gold 6/169 (T. Davey 42 not out, C. Foster 38, B. Davies 32 not out, S. Alderman 3/16) d Wandin 8/137 (B. Sinnott 46 not out, D. Alderman 33, L. Bourke 2/5), Silvan v Seville (no scores). TWENTY20 QUARTER FINALS Woori Yallock 3/134 (C. Ferguson 54, R. Smith 26 not out, C.Loughnan 1/14, B. Winzer 1/17) d Warburton 9/115 (S. Ablitt 16, M. Hadje 16, B. Hayes 2/14, J. Blain 2/17), Mount Evelyn 4/190 (L. Jones 65, D. Fraser 33 not out, G. Fraser 26, L. Winter-Annette 1/27, A. Cope 1/30) d Launching Place 85 (A. Vandervlugt 18, A. Cope 15, M. McConnell 12, G. Fraser 4/20, C. Witherdin 2/8, K. Jones 2/16).

Wicket-taker Josh Spencer celebrates the win with under-12 teammates.

Winners all the way By STEVE UTTING ANOTHER great weekend for the Monbulk Juniors, with all teams winning. The U15s remain on top of the ladder after defeating Lysterfield. Monbulk made 176 chasing 7/160. Captain Aaron Gillard (pic attached) continued his fine form, retiring on 50 and was well backed by John Badgery who made 25. The U13 Hawks/Knights also had another win and sit second on the ladder. Chasing The Basins 5/71, Monbulk made 2/99. Caleb Fletcher took 2/8 and four boys retired - Austin Richardon 16 n.o., Tam Noonan 15 n.o., Thomas Badgery 15 n.o. and Lachlan Anderson 17 n.o. The U12s also played a great match

defeating Upwey-Tecoma in a close one. Monbulk made 3/91, chasing Upwey’s 8/79. Sage Farmer hit a six and a four in the last over to win the game. Josh Spencer had a terrific match, taking 4/8, got a run out and then retired on 15. Rab Noonan retired on 16, Ben Grimes made 12 and Lachlan Beecroft took 2/7. The two U10 teams combined to take on Upwey-Tecoma at the main ground in the middle of our milo kids The continued improvement of the group of kids has been very encouraging. Josh Langrish, playing his first game and Fletcher Russell both bowled well and Oskar Smethurst and Zac Teese both batted well.

Dylan, 7, of Tecoma wins the Boys’ Sherbrooke Gift. Pictures: GREG CARRICK

Gift suits sport of all ages SHERBROOKE Little Athletics Centre held its fourth annual Sherbrooke Gift at Kings Park in Upper Ferntree Gully on Saturday. A handicap race system based on each athlete’s best performance throughout the season had competitors starting at various points along the 100m track. After a series of early morning heats, the athlete with the fastest time from each age group (under-6 to seniors) then advanced through to the final, which is a mixed age final, using the same handicapping system. At the end of a couple of fantastically close races, the winner of the girls’ final was under-11 girl Alannah Waterson. The winner of the

Alannah, 10, of Ferntree Gully wins the Girls’ Sherbrooke Gift. boys’ final was under-7 boy Dylan Creek. Both winners were presented with the Sherbrooke Little Athletics Centre perpetual trophy, while all finalists were presented with trophies for their age group first place result. Both Alannah and Dylan said they

would be back next year to defend their titles. Athletes also competed in a pentathlon competition during the morning with points being awarded for performances in each event ribbons being awarded to all participants.


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Manion snatches upset win By STEVE BROWN YOUNG Belgrave medium pacer Luke Manion won’t forget his performance against Ferntree Gully for quite some time, as he steered the bottom side to an unlikely win to complete round 10 of the Norm Reeves Shield at the weekend. Chasing 280, the Gully Blues were right on track at 4/191 with Victorian Country U/21 batsman Josh Henry producing the goods with a stylish 92 until Manion produced the breakthrough and tore the tail apart with an outstanding 7/35 and ended the match with a dream hat-trick. With three rounds remaining, the win gives the Magpies a ray of hope of avoiding relegation and has caused grief to the Blues who were eyeing off a spot in the four. Ninth place, Upper Gully dodged a bullet with a great win over Upwey Tecoma by four wickets. Set 166 for victory, the Kings were well served by Paul Henry (55 not out) and wicket keeper Darren Osbourne with 37, and no doubt wish to finish the season strongly. Knoxfield’s Scott McKenzie was the chief destroyer with 5/53 in the Knights 25-run win over Monbulk who were bundled out for 170 with only Blake Walter (64) registering a score of any note. Knox Gardens top order batsmen

failed to cash in on several starts and were behind the eight ball for most of the day against Johnson Park (273). The Falcons were 6/91 until Josh Gregory produced some resistance with an unbeaten 46, but ran out of partners with the score on 177. All rounder Ben Stallworthy bowled in the right areas and was rewarded with 4/37 for the Sharks. Top side Eildon Park kept a stranglehold on Footballers who never recovered from their overnight score of 3/17 in pursuit of 205. Feaver Medallist Nick Bogar was the only batsman to register 30 as the Panther attack of Sinclair, Caton-Robertson and Snyman combined well and dismissed the Ballers for just 121 at Pickett Reserve. The association was well represented last week in Division One of the Bendigo Country Week carnival, losing the grand final to the powerful Goulburn Murray Cricket Association. The young FTGDCA team with an average age of 19 suffered a heavy loss to the eventual premiers on day one before bouncing back and winning the next three matches all in the final over and a place in the final. Mountain Gate’s Victorian Country representative Cameron Wheeler was the leading wicket taker in the tournament while Goulburn Murray’s English import Liam Gwynne was unstoppable with the bat with 489 runs @ 122 for the week.

FTGDCA has now played off in the past three finals for one premiership in 2013. NORM REEVES SHIELD Johnson Park 273 (Weightman 94 n.o. A. Devenish 56, Mulder 4/37) d Knox Gardens 177 (Gregory 46 n.o., Stallworthy 4/37). Belgrave 9/280 (Daniel 73, Fernando 52, Newey 46) d Ferntree Gully 248 (Henry 92, Manion 7/35 including hat-trick). Knoxfield 195 (L. Scanlan 48, Jays Scanlan 45) d Monbulk 170 (Walter 64, McKenzie 5/53) Eildon Park 205 (B. Morris 91, Cosstick 46 n.o. Bogar 5/64) d Footballers 121 (Bogar 31, Sinclair 3/34 CatonRobertson 3/32 Snyman 3/26). Upper Gully 6/170 (Henry 55 n.o. Osbourne 37, Bianchi 3/44) d Upwey Tecoma 165 (R. Lizza 60 n.o.) DECOITE SHIELD South Belgrave 9/291 (Suckling 104, J. McDermott 65) d Aura Vale 6/288 (Hoenderdaal 129 Maxwell 3/70). The Basin 4/208 dec (Bowyer 60, Best 40 n.o. Ryan 40 n.o.) d Knox City 125 (M.Heskes 6/22) and 59 (Vozzo 6/28, Ryan 4/29). Rowville 8/288 (Lever 115, Hill 39, Blackman 39, Glenister 4/52) d Lys-

terfield 156 (McElroy 39, Moore 35, Searle 8/47). St Johns Tecoma 7/174 (Chandler 100 n.o. Wheeler 4/67) d Mountain Gate 163 (Hardy 52, Lindner 37, Lovell 5/49 Grenda 3/67). BENDIGO COUNTRY WEEK (DIVISION 1) R1 - Goulburn Murray 6/273 and 1/87 (Gwynne 185 C. Wheeler 2/43) d FTGDCA 99, (J. Bradbury 40). R2 – FTGDCA 9/183 (S. Moore 78, C. Bourke 26 n.o.) d Murray Valley 182 (C. Wheeler 4/46, Z. Flintoff 2/19, M. Weightman 2/57). R3 – FTGDCA 8/229 (J. Bradbury 59, N. Bogar 39, M. Weightman 52, C. Bourke 27) d Castlemaine 9/222 (C. Wheeler 4/65 M. Weightman 2/60) R4 – FTGDCA 186 (M. Bunting 33 N. Bogar 30, S. Moore 27) d Gisborne150 (M. Weightman 4/50, C. Wheeler 3/25 N. Bogar 2/23). Ladder – Goulburn Murray 53.8 Ferntree Gully 49.9 Castlemaine 40.5 Murray Valley 39.3 Northern Districts 27.0 Gisborne 26.6 Final – Goulburn Murray 1/161 (Gwynne 75 n.o.) def FTGDCA 7/160 (J. Bradbury 48 N. Bogar 42 n.o.) DIVISION 3 Belgrave 9/259 d Ferntree Gully 170 (Morrison 43, Catalano 46, Murphy 3/41 Wulz 3/30). Knoxfield 162 d Monbulk 145 (Ev-

ans 5/36 Plumridge 3/33). Knox Gardens 9/325 (McKinnon 89, Thompson 62, Jongen 40, Young 40, Walter 3/28) d Johnson Park 167. Upper Gully 6/230 d Upwey 110 (McCarrick 37, Birnie 5/48, Ward 3/9). Eildon Park 399 d Footballers 160 (Morris 72, Cutts 3/37, Kennedy 3/22) DIVISION 4 Mount Gate 5/282 (Clark 100 n.o. Croxford 50, Deller 37) d St John’s Tecoma 167. South Belgrave 9/417 d Aura Vale 77 (Boorer 30 n.o., H.McDermott 5/6) and 7/189 (Corrin 41 K. McDonald 55 n.o. Walker 30 S. Suckling 3/47) Lysterfield 176 d Rowville 170 (Freeman 58, Lim 47, D’Rosario 5/35, Ferguson 3/29). The Basin 5/281 d Knox/Boronia Churches 184 (Fay 4/33, Mitchell 36). DIVISION 5 Ferntree Gully 216 d Knox City 214 (Jacobson 6/29, Petrie 74, Robinson 50) Belgrave 8/233 (Fleming 78 n.o. Porter 44, Swan 3/36, Pruysers 3/45) d Knoxfield 7/210 dec. Knox Gardens 292 d Johnson Park 265 (Carter 125). Upwey 9/385 d Upper Gully 105 (Chambers 5/41, Dobbie-Hayward 3/43) and 8/176 (Gstrein 41, Sommerville 3/53).

Country carnival beckons for allrounder Walker STAR Emerald all-rounder A.J. Walker has been named in a 14man squad to represent the West Gippsland Cricket Association (WGCA) at the ‘Country Week’ carnival next month. Walker, the Bombers’ captaincoach, was rewarded for his strong performances with both bat and ball so far this season - sitting in the top 20 of the WGCA Premier division’s lists of leading run-scorers and wicket-takers. Walker had a particularly strong start to the season before an arm injury interrupted his run of form. He currently has 215 runs to his name with a top score of 98, and 12 wickets at an average of 19.42. Now that he has secured his place in the Country Week squad, Walker will be looking to cement a spot in the starting 11 with strong performances for his club between

now and the WGCA’s first match of the carnival on 17 February against Warragul at Casey Fields in Cranbourne. Emerald’s Premier grade side desperately needs that production as it looks to stave off relegation back to the District competition, after winning premier grade status last season. The Bombers are currently locked in a three-way relegation battle which also includes Pakenham Upper-Toomuc and Upper Beaconsfield. The last-placed side will drop back to District level. If the WGCA Warriors Country Week side is to progress to the grand final, it must win all of its preliminary matches - against Warragul, Sunraysia (on 18 February in Werribee), Wangaratta (on 19 February at Elsternwick Park), and Goulburn Murray (on 20 February in Northcote).

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