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Bellarine Times

Tuesday 9 July 2013

VOL 6. No 28

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FEATURE Sitting on top of the bay SEE FROM PAGE 26

A view over the vines at Leura Park Estate, Curlewis, on the Bellarine – one of the best spots for wine growing in the region. Darren Burke (inset) from Leura Park Estate will be part of the expert panel and master classes this Sunday at Geelong’s Extravaganza. More details on Page 4.

Design plan in place for Barwon Heads Early Learning Centre

PROGRESS REPORT

BY TIFFANY PILCHER

PLANS for the new Barwon Heads Early Learning Centre are moving ahead, with the local project reference group cementing the concept design plan last week.

The group met last Monday to sign off on the new floor plan, which includes two pre-school rooms which can hold 33 kinder places each, a multipurpose room which can hold an additional 33 places and a maternal and child

health consulting room. Buckley Ward councillor Andy Richards said he was thrilled with how the project is progressing. “It’s a very modern design and fits well in the space; it’s going to be a great

learning environment. “The centre will meet the high local demand for early childhood services including kinder, playgroup and maternal and child health services.” The design was chosen by the centre’s Project Reference Group comprising of seven Barwon Heads community members, and Cr Richards said their input on behalf of the community has been invaluable. “The seven local representatives on the Project Reference Group are doing a great job as the conduit between council and the community to ensure we get the design right and provide the services that are needed. “It’s of great benefit to have community representatives on the Project Reference Group to provide comment and feedback on the concept plan, particularly regarding the positioning of the centre within Village Park. “The project is on schedule and we’ll

be moving into schematic design in coming months.” Cr Richards said the new centre was vital to the Barwon Heads community as 90 per cent of a child’s brain development occurred before their fifth birthday. “Early childhood education is so important and that is why the council is investing heavily in children’s services.” He also said traffic management was considered in choosing the centre’s site and a traffic engineer has been engaged to consult with user groups and work through any concerns.” Cr Richards said no decision had been made about what would happen to the old kindergarten in Clifford Parade. The total project cost is expected to be $3.67 million, with the City of Greater Geelong providing about $2.67 million of that amount. The state government will contribute the remaining $1 million.

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BARWON COAST UPDATE Barwon Coast has the responsibility for the management of 13 kilometres of coastal Crown land from Collendina to Blue Rocks including our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and 13th Beach. We are also the manager of the Port of Barwon Heads and operate two large coastal caravan parks – Barwon Heads Caravan Park and the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove – plus the Riverside Camping area. CHANGE IN COMMITTEE MEMBERS Our committee members are appointed for a three year term and three members’ terms expired on June 30. Two of our members did not apply for re-appointment, noting that long-serving member Tim Goddard has recently moved away to Broome. We also thank Paul Williamson for his input during his term as a committee member. Committee chair Mark Edmonds was reappointed by the minister as chair for a further three years and three new members were appointed: Kerry Petty from Ocean Grove, Sandra Gatehouse from Barwon Heads and Tony Overman from Moriac. New members will attend their first committee meeting on July 16 at 7.30pm at the Barwon Coast office. WINTER VISITORS TO OUR COAST This winter we have again experienced seals from far away including a leopard seal, which visited 13th Beach last week but is usually seen in the Southern Hemisphere along the coast of subAntarctica. Another visitor to our shore is a large male

Australian fur seal, which has been seen residing along 13th Beach. This seal is extremely powerful and if approached may charge very quickly at the unsuspecting observer. Late last week, Barwon Coast assisted staff from Melbourne Zoo and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries with the translocation of a very young sub-Antarctic fur seal, which hopefully will make its way back across Bass Strait to safer environments, probably Macquarie Island The greatest risk to all seals resting on our beaches is the increased stress levels that both humans and dogs place on them. A seal on land feels very vulnerable even though they can move very quickly. Humans and dogs within a seal resting area will threaten the animal, and instinctively it will head to the water; jeopardising the welfare of the animal.

Leopard seals like this one are usually found in Antarctica, but one was spotted last week on 13th Beach. Photo: GILAD ROM

It is on land for a reason, and should be left there until it feels well enough to enter the ocean. Please be mindful that our beaches are also for our creatures, so when strolling along the beach should you come across one of the seal education signs, please put your dog on a lead and walk the other way. This will ensure the animal can get enough rest to bank up energy reserves for its safe travel home. FRIENDS OF THE BLUFF Friends of the Bluff continue their commitment to providing locals and visitors to the area with high quality education tools. The volunteers have recently upgraded their website at barwonbluff.com.au/friendsof-the-bluff where you will find a wealth of environmental knowledge. The most exciting project for the group this year has been the launch of the new app that is designed to lead you around the bluff and surrounds providing assistance with identification and understanding of our unique environment. The app is accessible for smart devices (iPhones and iPads only at this stage) through iTunes under “Barwon Bluff”. The Friends of the Bluff website also has a great video clip which highlights the values of the Bluff from both above, following a raptor; and from below, following a scuba diver and a surfer. Please contact me to discuss any issues related to coastal management in our region by phoning 5254 1118. Bob Jordan general manager










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Advice on Ocean Grove covenant queried BY TIFFANY PILCHER LEGAL advice the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) received earlier this year about lifting Ocean Grove’s booze ban has been called into question. Ocean Grove residents Graeme Tribe and Peter Linaker queried the legitimacy of information released by the City of Greater Geelong in March, which stated council had the ability to remove covenants banning the sale and manufacture of alcohol on land in Old Ocean Grove. The letter says due to the covenant’s lack of

beneficiaries, “council is able to support or refuse an application to remove the covenant purely based on its planning merits.� The pair said the information supplied by COGG economic development, planning and tourism general manager Peter Bettess had not been tested in court, and disputed the need to remove the covenants at all. “After 120 years of Ocean Grove community and neighbourhood... on what necessity are covenants to be removed? “The city claims to be motivated by applicants on hand seeking benefit by removal, and the city

now proposes to ignore the covenants inside the old OG boundary. ‘Lack of beneficiary’ will not wash. “Council should act to make public the question put to lawyers, and advice received. “If all this is a misunderstanding of what is to be said, then the city expresses itself very badly, in council and to residents, and this letter must be summarily withdrawn and repudiated by both mayor and councillors.� COGG has not yet released the exact wording of the questions asked or the legal advice it had received.

In response to questions from the Bellarine Times, COGG manager of city development Joanne Van Slageren said it was highly likely the Old Ocean Grove liquor covenant was invalid as it did not meet the relevant legal requirements for passing the benefit of a covenant. On the basis of the legal advice, the council will deal with future planning permit applications which proposed lifting the covenant like any other planning permit application. COGG says this removes the need for land owners to remove the restriction via an application to the Supreme Court.

Farmers swap their produce BY JAMES TAYLOR FRUIT and vegetable growers shared their excess produce at a monthly gathering in Drysdale on Saturday. The Drysdale Harvest Basket was held at the SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre, where farmers, gardeners and producers offered their fresh seasonal produce. Jill Pring, one of the organisers, said the event began in October 2009 after a visit to a similar event in Melbourne. “A few of us decided to give it a crack, and it’s just grown from there.� She said aside from fruit and vegetables, other goods on offer at the weekend included worms, seedlings and jars of preserves. There is no direct bartering at the harvest basket, with similar produce placed together and people

swapping on an honesty system. “It’s very informal, people come with whatever they have, whatever they want to share. “People are very generous and are sometimes reluctant to take anything. If they can go home with some eggs and a loaf of bread, that’s a good day.� She said the harvest basket was started as a vehicle to help promote the idea of growing gardens at home, but it had grown to become a shared event where people could share their views and ask for help. “It’s really the build-up of the networks and friendship, people like the build-up of the sense of community. People go to help someone prune their vines and then kick back with a bottle of wine.� The next event will be held at the SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre on August 3 from 9-11am. Membership of the Drysdale Harvest Basket is $10 annually. Head to drysdaleharvestbasket.org for Point Lonsdale’s Rose O’Loughlin with some fresh produce at the Drysdale Harvest Basket. more information.

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of the region’s best wines, as well as production techniques and regional variation. Extravaganza Geelong takes over Cunningham Pier on Sunday from 10am for a true celebration of the region’s local producers, winemakers, brewers and chefs, and it has been touted as an event the whole family will enjoy. The master classes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Little Creatures beer and Coffeesnobs

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BY RACHEL DELANY BELLARINE MP Lisa Neville has raised concerns about the new Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL), which replaced the Fire Services Levy (FSL) on July 1. The new FSPL is one of the recommendations put forward by the Bushfires Royal Commission, and is touted by the state government as the “fairer levy”. In Parliament last month, Ms Neville said she was concerned about the dramatic increases some would be faced with, particularly small businesses and notfor-profit organisations.

“On behalf of people in the Bellarine I have called on the Treasurer (Michael O’Brien) to urgently review the way the FSPL is calculated. “The Bushfires Royal Commission recommended the introduction of the levy, via council rates, so that all property owners shared the cost, not just those who had taken out insurance. “This was a good idea that I and my Labor Opposition colleagues didn’t oppose, but we raised concerns about the implementation and the risk of some insurers ‘double dipping’, failing to pass on savings to their customers.” Until June 30, fire services were mostly funded

by insurance companies. The FSPL is now added to council rates and every property owner will contribute to funding fire services such as the Country Fire Authority. The levy calculations, however, are under scrutiny as there is a blanket “commercial” charge regardless of size. “Because there is no ‘mixed use’ category, a small accommodation business in Ocean Grove falls into the ‘commercial’ category and faces a 500 per cent increase,” Ms Neville said. “The not-for-profit Queenscliff Golf Club paid $85 last year will be charged $2,496.10.

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“In all these cases, people are happy to pay the levy but these increases are outrageous. “The problems now seem to be widespread, causing great concern particularly amongst small residential and business owners.” In an indirect response to Ms Neville’s comments, Mr O’Brien defended the reform. “Geelong households will overwhelmingly be better off through the fire services levy reforms,” he said. “Compared to the old insurance-based fire levy system, the average household in the City of Greater Geelong will save $83 a year.”

London calling for Bellarine chefs

Executive chefs Jesse Hughes from Vue Grand and Nathan Veach from Bistro at Banks are in the running for the Golden Plate Awards.

A LINEUP of top chefs from the Bellarine will be amongst those going head-to-head for the top prize in the 10th Golden Plate Awards. An exciting addition to the prize pool has been announced, with Indonesian national airline Garuda presenting the Best Chef State Award winner a business class return trip to London. “We know the blood sweat and tears that go on behind the scenes in the kitchen and we wanted to reward the chefs that are making regional Victoria shine,” Golden Plate Awards project manager Pamela Jewson said. “We are thrilled to be able to announce this fantastic prize.” Representing the Bellarine Peninsular are Nathan Veach from Bistro at Banks in Marcus Hill, Hamish Hames from Bolzano in Ocean Grove, David Hall from Jack Rabbit in Bellarine, Jesse Hughes from Vue Grand in Queensland and Jackson Williamson from Queenscliff Inn. Round one of judging has now finished. Round

two began yesterday and will be completed by September, with state winners announced by November. All judges are professional food reviewers, mostly from Melbourne, and heading the panel is industry legend Rita Erlich. A food writer and speaker, Ms Erlich was editor of the The Age Good Food Guide for 15 years. The Golden Plate Awards promote excellence and continuous improvement in the hospitality industry throughout regional Victoria. Ms Jewson said judges had noted great improvement in the hospitality industry throughout regional Victoria, with particular note to customer service and coffee in the greater Geelong region. “Cafés have gone into a whole new dimension.” The Golden Plate Awards have been granted the esteemed Tool of Excellence by Tourism Victoria. For more information, head to goldenplateawards.com.au.

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St Vincent’s appeals for winter warmers BY TIFFANY PILCHER AS WE move into the depths of winter, Torquay St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers are calling for local people to help out those doing it tough through their annual Blanket Appeal. Businesses, schools, and organisations are encouraged to act as a blanket collection point for staff or members and individuals can to donate at Geelong St Vincent centres. The much-needed blankets will be distributed throughout the region to keep someone warm this winter. Torquay St Vincent de Paul secretary Brian O’Kane said it was also a good time to remind people that if they needed assistance, local Vinnies volunteers were available to conduct home visits. “Because there is no Vinnies shopfront in

Torquay, people may not realise they can get access to the services in this area and we want people to know help is available. “Hundreds of people in Geelong and the surrounding areas are experiencing financial hardship or social distress every day. “Some are sleeping in the cold weather with no proper shelter, blankets or warm clothing, while many others are living without the bare minimum for necessity and comfort. “We are here to visit these people and help them in a number of ways.� Donations of blankets, warm clothing and other usable household items can be dropped off at St Vincent de Paul centres at 162 Fyans St South Geelong or 18 Marine Parade in Ocean Grove. For those in need of assistance, phone 5229 0911 and a local volunteer will arrange a visit.

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Great Ocean Road Surf Tours director Alistair Lawson.

A LIFELONG passion for surfing has helped a Torquay company win one of the top prizes at the Telstra Victorian Business Awards. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours, which offers programs to suit surfers of all abilities, was presented with the Micro-Business Award last week. Founded in 2005 by Alistair and Rachel Lawson, the tour company has expanded to offer day trips, camps for serious surfers and learn to surf tours. It has also worked on its eco-

tourism credentials, with tree planting days to offset the carbon emissions of its vehicles, beach cleaning around Point Addis, and revegetation and weeding around Bells Beach. Mr Lawson said his staff aimed to provide the best surfing experience. “Everyone is very enthusiastic, and we want to show the Great Ocean Road as one of the best places to surf in Australia.� He said numbers on the personalised tours were kept small. “I’ve often said to myself: ‘If I could go back in time and wanted to

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Councils urge “yes� vote on constitution as debate rages THE City of Greater Geelong has joined the Surf Coast Shire in supporting the referendum for constitutional reform, but the Victorian and federal governments are still divided on the issue. At the coming federal election, voters will be asked to decide whether local governments should be officially recognised in the Constitution, which will allow the federal government to directly fund councils. Surf Coast mayor Libby Coker urged shire residents to vote “yes� in her Surf Coast Times column on June 16, and a similar statement was released by the City of Greater Geelong on Thursday.

“The referendum seeks to formalise what is already happening,� the statement reads. “By including local government in our Constitution, federal public funding direct to local communities will be put beyond legal challenge. “The proposed change to the Australian Constitution in no way alters the existing relationship between the state government and Victorian councils.� Last week, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said people should not vote for the change if they did not understand it, a sentiment endorsed by state

Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell. “With significant opposition mounting, I call on the federal Labor Government to abandon the referendum question, which will cost Australian taxpayers $55 million,� she said. “The Victorian Coalition government does not support the referendum because it believes Victorian councils will be worse off.� Federal Minister for Local Government Catherine King has hit back, saying Coalition federal MPs voted almost unanimously to support the bill for constitutional change about a month ago and were on

the record supporting the referendum. “But all that positive talk and the prospect of progress appear to have made Mr Abbott uneasy. He’s soured and it is local government and the communities that depend on them that will pay the price for his change of heart. “While it is hardly surprising that Mr Abbott is reverting to his approach of ‘say no to everything’, he has an obligation to the Australian people to tell them if he is standing by his parliamentary vote in support of local government or if he was just playing politics with them all along.�

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In 2010, the federal Coalition committed $2 million to the construction RIWKH6KHOO5RDG5HVHUYHVSRUWLQJSDYLOLRQ,KDYHEHHQĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJIRUWKLV upgrade ever since and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointing the project has stalled. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working closely with the various sporting clubs to support their aspirations and concerns. The people of Ocean Grove have been waiting more than 20 years and enough is enough. I am not interested in playing politics over the funding. This $5.5 million project just needs to happen. I am also concerned about the lack of space at Shell Road which is not big enough to accommodate football and soccer into the future. It is estimated

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Celebrate 25 years of wine excellence Two incredible icons of the Bellarine Peninsula, the Vue Grand and Scotchmans Hill, are coming together to host ‘Cornelius’, a premier dining event to celebrate the 25th vintage of chief winemaker Robin Brockett. IN WHAT is shaping up to be a degustation extravaganza, fitted with a dress code to match and Great Gatsby-style fun, the dinner is certainly an important event not to be missed. The stunning five-course dinner will showcase the majestic ‘Cornelius’ wine range matched to complimented dishes that highlight the Bellarine’s talents. Winter has set a bustling pace at the Vue Grand, with warmer months still to come. With several upcoming events on this year’s calendar, this event is set to be a favourite among the staff. “It’s a real chance to celebrate the region,” says events manager Connie Trathen. “We will be rolling out the red carpet and dressing up. Too often we forget just how iconic we all are, and what a great product we have down here on the Bellarine. It’s time to celebrate what a historic partnership we have with Scotchmans Hill and the area.” Scotchmans Hill has been a long-standing favourite of the Bellarine, with its first vines being planted in 1982 by the Browne family, becoming the second vineyard in the region. Chief winemaker Robin Brockett joined the winery in 1988, with three other staff members – an impressive 25 years later, the winery employs about 60 staff. Robin has been instrumental in the development of the vineyards and winemaking style of Scotchmans Hill and has established Scotchmans Hill as a James Halliday five-star rated winery. The ‘Cornelius’ label is named after George Cornelius Browne, who started the love affair with the region when he built a beach house on the Bellarine Peninsula four generations ago. The label hosts Scotchmans Hill’s premium and experimental range of wines. The wines push the viticultural and winemaking teams to create these extraordinary

wines. The Vue Grand also has had a long-standing and historic love affair with the Bellarine, playing an important role in its history. Originally built in 1881, the hotel has stood and watched over the main street of Queenscliff throughout the years. The Vue Grand has housed hundreds of events of the years and accommodated thousands of people. New and exciting things are set to be happening at the Vue Grand. With the success of the newly opened Vue Street Bar, there has been a move to replace the temporary blinds, and glass in the front veranda

to allow the venture to remain open throughout the colder months. Originally created as a bit of a staff project where they could show off the Vue Grand’s food and beverage culture and personality, the Vue Street Bar has become a popular favourite amongst Queenscliff locals and tourists alike. The impressive craft beer list has become an important feature of what the Vue Grand has to offer, with Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year judge Peter Forrestal commenting that it is one of the best in Australia. The Vue Grand continues to receive recognition for its continuing excellence in food and beverage.

This year, the Vue Grand is pleased to announce that they have been nominated for both the Grand Dining Room as well as the Vue Street Bar in the Golden Plate Awards, as well as recognition for excellence in wedding services in the Australian Bridal Industry Awards earlier in the year. With the Queenscliff Music Festival only a few months away, things at the Vue Grand are really starting to ramp up. There are still several Faulty Towers shows remaining in the year, while dates are being released for the 2014 season. We have released our exciting new winter menu, and the delicious

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Distraction led to cyclist’s death BY JAMES TAYLOR AN inquest into the death of a cyclist in Breamlea has reinforced the need for drivers to keep their attention fully on the road. Last week, Victorian coroner Kim Parkinson handed down her findings from the inquest into the death of Rex Sizeland, whose bicycle was struck from the rear by a car as he was riding with two other cyclists along Breamlea Road on December 21, 2009. Mr Sizeland suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and was flown to the Alfred Hospital, where he died the following day. The car’s driver, Jackson Costa, originally claimed he was distracted by a white car or a dust cloud. Ms Parkinson said all three cyclists were wearing bright, high-visibility clothing and the weather conditions were clear. “The evidence is overwhelming that there was no white car and there was no dust cloud obscuring the

cyclists. I do not accept there was any distraction arising from the road conditions, weather conditions or any other vehicle causing Mr Costa to not see the cyclists. “It is likely that Mr Costa was distracted by an event occurring inside of his vehicle.” She said the death would have been preventable had Mr Costa paid proper attention to driving, but she was unable to conclude as to the basis of the distraction. Mr Costa received a text message about five minutes before the crash, but Ms Parkinson said there was insufficient evidence to prove he was reading the text message at the time of the collision. “The death of Mr Sizeland is a tragic reminder, particularly to young or inexperienced drivers, that the task of driving a motor vehicle is a serious responsibility and that momentary distraction, whether as a result of distraction by electronic devices or for any other reason, can be sufficient Motorists have been urged to not be distracted by electronic devices while driving and to be aware of cyclists, who can often be found on roads such as Horseshoe Bend Road. time for a catastrophic collision to occur.”

Say goodbye to rego stickers BY JAMES TAYLOR PEELING off your registration sticker every year and replacing it with a new one will soon be a thing of the past, with the labels to be scrapped in Victoria. Last week, the state government announced the abolition of the registration stickers – which will come into effect on January 1, 2014 – for all light vehicles, including passenger cars and trailers. The state government says a growing number of people are paying and checking their registration

online. Premier Denis Napthine said scrapping the stickers would save the state government $19.5 million a year. “Registration labels were first introduced in the 1920s. There are now smarter and better ways of proving registration than a sticker that will make things simpler for drivers.” He said the reform would bring Victoria into line with most other states. “While all motorists will benefit from the time saving of not having to peel off and replace stickers

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Independent learners taking on the future WHAT makes the final years of school so special? Is it the friendships, the academic challenges or the opportunities students can explore? For each student the answer is different, but for students in years 9–12 at The Geelong College the opportunity to be part of a real learning community, to explore their strengths and prepare for the future is something they all appreciate. At year 9, students move from our Aberdeen Street middle school to the senior school in Talbot Street in Newtown. They are joined by boarders from country Victoria and New South Wales and Melbourne, and international students. In year 9, our students start to specialise their learning and the academic programs and student care systems support this. It is another step towards becoming independent and taking greater responsibility for their own learning, which is one of the college’s key focuses. “It is our role to facilitate and encourage learning rather than just provide the information,” college principal Andrew Barr said. “It’s about developing people who can make good decisions, solve problems and who are great communicators because many of our students will have a series of career changes and are likely to live and work in many countries, and they need to be prepared.” The senior school program is a stepping stone to university learning or career training, with students assisted to choose and assess their own pathway both academically and through sport, music, community service and the many other experiences offered at college. Instead of the traditional home room structure, the college offers a system, where students are grouped in houses across years 9–12. The house system is the cornerstone for student care, with heads of house and tutors responsible for the wellbeing of each student.

Deputy principal and head of senior school Daniel Mahon believes the house system helps students to become more flexible and independent. “Every day, students come together as a house. All four year levels make decisions together, collaborate for house sports, music and community service, and support one another but they are offered real independence and choice in their

studies and have increasing responsibility to direct their own learning, through a full range of elective subjects.” With a new and bright future on the horizon – one which may require an extraordinary number of career changes and adapting to the challenges of competing physical and digital worlds – students at The Geelong College are developing the flexibility,

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Structure plan for Bellbrae seeks approval BY JAMES TAYLOR A PLANNING amendment to set the direction for future land use and other planning issues in and around Bellbrae will be forwarded to Planning Minister Matthew Guy for final approval. Surf Coast Shire councillors adopted Amendment C74 to the Surf Coast planning scheme at its June meeting. The amendment seeks to put into practice the Bellbrae Structure Plan, which was developed in 2010 through extensive community consultation. It aims to protect Bellbrae’s separate identity and character by preserving a green break between Torquay-Jan Juc and Bellbrae About 17.4 hectares of infill land near School Road and within the township boundary will be rezoned from Farming Zone to Township Zone to accommodate sustainable future development. The amendment protects the open rural landscape of Bellbrae’s northern entry and protects areas of biodiversity significance in and around the town. It also contains provisions to accommodate any future widening of the Anglesea Road to four lanes. Surf Coast Shire exhibited Amendment C74 in 2012, receiving 22 submissions which were heard by an independent planning panel. At the meeting, Cr Rose Hodge was among several councillors who commented on the active public response to C74, and said it showed the benefits of running the process in an open fashion. “We’ve got to ensure the consultation right at the start. “Bellbrae is a beautiful little town, and this will only enhance it.”

Shire mayor Cr Libby Coker said the council had received excellent feedback through the development of the amendment. “The community has engaged really positively with the development of the Bellbrae Structure Plan and C74 and we’re pleased to have received great feedback on the documents and the engagement process. “Through C74, the Bellbrae community can have confidence that the community’s village character, identity, rural and environmental values will be preserved. “We look forward to the minister for planning’s final sign-off on this amendment.” Bellbrae’s structure plan aims to preserve the town’s identity and character.

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BY JAMES TAYLOR COMMUNITY groups across the Surf Coast Shire will share in nearly $40,000 through the second round of the council’s small grants program. Environmental, arts and culture, recreation, transport projects and community events are among the 38 initiatives to receive funding, approved by councillors last month. Projects to receive grants in Anglesea include: • development of a fire ready garden and drought tolerant landscape at Anglesea Kindergarten • a ramp and hand rail at the Anglesea and District Men’s Shed • junior coaching equipment for the Anglesea Football Club. In Lorne, grants will go towards: • logistics funding for the Lorne Spinners’

Natural gas connections to roll on BY JAMES TAYLOR NATURAL gas will be connected to Winchelsea but the state government has committed to finishing the rollout to all of the towns on its priority list. SP AusNet has signed an agreement to build a $5.5 million pipeline to Winchelsea by 2016 in the second stage of the Energy for the Regions program. Last month, Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said agreements had been reached with five of the 14 priority towns. He said the strategy to deliver natural gas through the $100 million Energy for the Regions program had a three-stage process. “The first stage, which involved direct negotiation with gas distribution businesses, is complete, with agreement reached in Mildura and Huntly. “We are now in the second stage, which has seen agreements reached in Bannockburn, Avoca, Winchelsea and Wandong-Heathcote Junction, with negotiations for additional communities expected to be finalised shortly.” He said the third stage would involve rolling out natural gas to the remaining communities using alternative delivery solutions, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). “Shortlisted energy companies will be invited to participate in a tender and the intention is that those remaining priority towns, not included as part of the first two stages, will be connected to natural gas via this stage.” Mr Ryan said that CNG and LNG reticulated systems provided the same level of capacity, affordability and convenience for households, small business and industry as connecting to conventional piped gas from the grid. “While natural gas has historically been transmitted by pipelines, the high cost of laying pipe has resulted in an increasing incidence of ‘virtual pipeline’ solutions for the transmission of natural gas. “These solutions typically involve the gas being transported by road to the outskirts of a town and from there it enters the reticulation network.”

A pipeline will be built to Winchelsea to provide natural gas, but other regional towns may receive regular CNG or LNG deliveries. Photo: THE AUSTRALIAN PIPELINER

participation in the Murray to Moyne cycling event • local artist Veronica Phillips’ Wandering Woolly Creatures sculpture project in collaboration with schools in Winchelsea, Deans Marsh and Lorne • IT equipment for the Lorne Bowls Club. Torquay projects to receive grants include: • startup funding for the 3228 Residents Association • funding for a sunshade at Torquay Tennis Club • assistance with transport costs for the Geelong-Surf Coast Regional Veterans Centre. In Winchelsea, the funding will be used for: • a public address system for Bellbrae Blues Club • Winchelsea Senior Citizens’ Tablets for Seniors technology program • running costs of Winchelsea Community House’s shuttle bus service to selected events. Surf Coast mayor Libby Coker said the council’s

small grants helped local community groups make a big difference throughout the shire. “We have really active and strong community groups throughout the Surf Coast, from Torquay to Winchelsea, Deans Marsh to Lorne and Connewarre; and the council’s grants programs have provided important opportunities for council to support their efforts.” The council provides two rounds of grants each year, with $60,000 included in the 2012/13 budget. Another $60,000 is proposed for grants in the 2013/14 budget. This round of $39,483 includes $10,000 in Surf Coast Connect grants for transport and access-related initiatives, which have been funded by the Victorian government through its Transport Connections program.

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Shoppers flock to kiddie clothes super sale BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Torquay rag trade is going strong, with hundreds of bargain hunters from all over Australia swarming Torquay for the Oishi-m samples and seconds sale last week. The playful children’s brand is growing fast and their reach was evident on Friday with some shoppers flying in from Sydney and Adelaide specifically to attend the sale. The brand was created by Torquay mums Miyo Fallshaw and Fiona McPherson and is famous for its quirky designs and durable jeans that fit for years. Ms Fallshaw said it was pleasantly hectic and great to see so many people with armfuls of clothing lining up out the door. “It’s amazing how many customers we have that are from interstate who manage to somehow tie in a store visit into their trips down to Melbourne. “We have a few people here now who have flown to Victoria just to come to the sale, which is awesome.” “More often than not they say that our store has a great vibe that is unlike any store they’ve seen – almost like a high fashion street wear store but for kids.” Oishi-m’s profile is skyrocketing with it recently being voted Kids Fashion Review’s Best Australian Made Baby/ Kids Label and nominated for My Child Magazine’s Favourite Boutique Fashion Label.

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Trucking talks drive for safety BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Transport Workers Union (TWU) hopes the discussions at the Road Safety Renumeration Tribunal will lead to a safer and more sustainable road transport industry. The tribunal was established by the federal government in 2012 to address the hundreds of fatalities in truck crashes each year. The discussions – which ended on June 26 – brought together all of the major players, including representatives from the TWU, transport operators such as Linfox and Toll, industry groups such as the National Retail Association, and the Australian Road Transport Industry Association, and major transport clients. The tribunal is now drafting its first set of Road Safety Remuneration Orders, which cover the retail, long-distance, grain and livestock sectors and will set down safe rates of pay and conditions for truck drivers. TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon said the discussions showed the tribunal was getting down to business and making solid progress. “Safer working conditions for truck drivers are

essential to creating safer road conditions. Too many families, communities and workplaces are shattered as a result of truck crashes on our roads.” He said there were six people killed in the seven days before the end of the negotiations. “Twenty years of evidence has shown the link between pay and related conditions for truck drivers and safety on our roads.” “The conclusion of facilitated discussions signals the end of the first stage of the tribunal’s work program. All parties have been in the room and have had the chance to have their say and put forward their arguments. “Along the way and in submissions to the tribunal, we have found some important common ground on some key issues – particularly between drivers and the big transport companies. “There has been a recognition that the excessive market power of big clients like Coles is causing a market failure and putting unsustainable pressure on drivers and transport companies. “This pressure is pushing many drivers to take dangerous risks on the road, and pushing others out of the industry altogether.” Mr Sheldon called on the federal opposition to guarantee the future of the tribunal should it win the coming federal election. “The tribunal has got down to business and we are on the cusp of seeing the delivery of important reforms that will save lives right around Australia. “Road safety should be above partisan politics, so it is disappointing that Tony Abbott has cast doubt

Safer rates of pay and conditions are being drawn up for truck drivers across Australia.

on the role of the tribunal under a potential Coalition government.

“We are calling on the Coalition to support the safety of road users in Australia.”

Fewer speeders in the first quarter BY JAMES TAYLOR THIS YEAR

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A regional partnership with TAC and the Victorian Government Maintain vigilance about road safety. (Rural Vic Toll YTD) The above figures represent regional Victoria’s road toll.

THE number of people caught speeding on Victoria’s roads has dropped in the first three months of the year, but the state government says everyone had a responsibility to keep the roads safe. According to the latest data from the Department of Justice, released last month, there were 328,000 infringements between January and March – down from 364,735 in the last quarter of 2012. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells said the drop meant more people were avoiding crashes, but there were still a huge number of drivers flouting the law and putting lives at risk. “We know that speeding contributes to at least 30

per cent of deaths on Victoria’s roads each year. “It’s a point made by the hugely successful Cameras Save Lives campaign, which was launched by the Coalition government in November last year. “Since road safety cameras were introduced in the 1990s as a major part of Victoria’s road safety regime, the road toll has halved to a record low last year of 282. “That is still too many families losing loved ones in crashes but is well down on figures from the 1970s when the road toll was more than 1,000. “The message is clear – drivers need to take more responsibility for their safety and the safety of those around them. Everyone has a responsibility to keep our roads safe.”

He said road safety cameras were an integral part in reaching the target in the state government’s 10year Road Safety Strategy of a 30 per cent reduction in the number of people who died or were seriously injured on Victoria’s roads. “Despite what some will say, road safety cameras do save lives, and all money paid in fines goes to road safety initiatives through the Better Roads Victoria trust account.” Mr Wells said fixed and mobile speed cameras were placed in high-risk or high-speed areas, locations with a history of road trauma, or areas that will provide a road safety benefit. For infringement statistics by camera location, head to camerassavelives.vic.gov.au.

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Enterprising ideas supported BY JAMES TAYLOR COMMUNITY groups in Torquay have received more than $13,000 in grants in the latest funding round from Torquay Community Enterprise (TCE). The organisation handed over its grants at a ceremony last month at the Wyndham Resort Torquay. Eleven groups shared grants of between $600 and $1000: • Surf Coast Arts Trail • Surf Coast Football Club • Bell Street Fiesta • Neighbourhood Watch • Torquay Early Learning Centre • Torquay Tennis Club • Relay For Life • Danawa • Torquay Cricket Club • Jan Juc Pre-School • Torquay Hockey Club. Surf Coast Secondary College, Torquay College and Bellbrae Primary School also received $3,000

sponsorships towards their surfing programs. Funds for the grants are raised through TCE’s association with the Torquay branch of Bendigo Bank and the Vicwest Community Telco. A small percentage of the banking value and business spent at the two companies is delivered back to worthy causes that help to improve the quality of life of thousands of residents. TCE marketing director Donna Gibson said the enterprise had contributed more than $120,000 to community projects in Torquay. “We encourage not-for-profit groups to apply for funding. We are looking for a signature project we can put our name to. We are open to ideas. “Get in touch via our website or pop into the Bendigo Bank in Gilbert Street, Torquay. She said the enterprise distributed grant funding twice a year in June and December. “We also sponsor community events and school initiatives.” TCE sponsors (L-R) Warick Brown, Daniel Aitken, Robert Harris, Pat Murnane and Geoff Hutchinson. For more information, including grant guidelines and an application form, head to torquaycommunityenterprise.org.au.

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where she volunteers. She often picks up young people on weekends and supports them with their athletics. As a result, 12 children have been involved this season, with more indicating their interest for next season. Ms Ashdown has also initiated a grant application for state funding approval. Nominations are open across seven categories: • Ricoh Australia Environment and Sustainability Award • Medibank Healthy Participation Award • Fantastic Furniture Indigenous Achievement Award • Regional Victoria Living Expo Business Achievement Award • Regional Victoria Living Expo Leadership and Innovation Award

SURF Coast Shire residents have been encouraged to nominate a local hero in the Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Nominations are now open for the awards, which celebrate the contribution of individuals, businesses and groups that inspire and motivate the community. Torquay resident Lisa Ashdowne was a finalist in the 2012 Medibank Healthy Participation Award. She has been instrumental in supporting refugees and newly arrived families to participate in Little Athletics. Ms Ashdowne encourages members of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community to get involved with the Corio South Little Athletics Club

• GippsTAFE and University of Ballarat Regional Achiever Award • Prime Super Community Group of the Year Award. The winners will each receive either $2,000 or an airtime package from PRIME7 and a trophy. Nominations close on August 13. The awards will be judged on September 25, and announced at a gala presentation dinner on November 9. To nominate someone for the Regional Achievement and Community Awards, email vic@awardsaustralia.com, go to awardsaustralia.com or phone the awards office on 9720 2277. Medibank’s Mary Davis presents Lisa Ashdowne with her certificate for being a finalist in last year’s Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Extension to lease laws for national parks pilloried BY JAMES TAYLOR NEW laws that change the conditions for developments in Victoria’s national parks have come under fire from the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) and the state opposition. The bill allows leases to increase from 50 to up to 99 years under exceptional circumstances, and where it can be proven that a proposed eco-tourism development is of regional or state significance. It passed state parliament just over a week ago. The state government says the bill is a response to a Victorian Competition and

Efficiency Commission report, which recommends “sensible and sensitive developments in national parks” as a measure to unlock Victorian tourism. However, VPNA executive director Matt Ruchel said 99-year leases in national parks were “as good as private ownership”. “Handing developers 99-year leases is effectively selling some of Victoria’s most valuable conservation land,” he said. “Any developments requiring such a long lease will likely be on large scales that will only grow bigger over time, threatening the long-term integrity of our national parks.

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“There is no need for private development inside Victoria’s parks, which are almost all within easy reach of accommodation and services found in regional towns. “It is the major investors who will benefit most from private developments in parks, not the majority of park visitors and certainly not the parks themselves.” Shadow Minister for the Environment Lisa Neville said the bill would possibly threaten the Otways and 12 Apostles national parks. “This bill overturns generations of successful management of our world renowned national parks.

“Less than one per cent of national parks across the world have any form of private development and this Napthine government plan is out of step with national and international standards.” Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the Coalition’s policy was consistent with the previous Labor government’s Nature-Based Tourism Strategy 2008-12. “The Victorian Coalition government supports the idea of some limited, sensible and sensitive eco-tourism development – within strict guidelines that are consistent with the important role of national parks – as a way of allowing Victorians

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Colac Otway staff can get some satisfaction BY JAMES TAYLOR COLAC Otway Shire is touting the happiness of its employees, with a survey revealing that satisfaction within the organisation was among the highest of local governments surveyed. The survey showed staff took pride in their willingness to share knowledge and experience with their colleagues, and were driven to go the extra mile to help the organisation succeed. Shire chief executive officer Rob Small said

the council periodically surveyed staff to gain an insight into areas where the organisation could improve. Mr Small said the council would use the results – released earlier this month – as a growth opportunity and a tool to indicate how to improve performance. An area council excelled in, according to staff, was a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards. Staff also reported a high degree of trust in their team leaders, and strong satisfaction with the

It’s a jungle out there BY JAMES TAYLOR

LIBERATED from its origins in primary school science experiments and 1970s kitsch, the terrarium is enjoying a revival in the hands of Jan Juc artist Sarah Fardy. Now working and completing a PhD in science at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory CSIRO facility in Geelong, Ms Fardy was inspired to create her very first terrarium by an interesting bell jar she found in her science lab. From there her creativity and drive to design beautiful and quirky living homewares was born. Ms Fardy has turned her passion for the terrarium and peculiar glassware into a thriving, emerging business. Jungle Jars – which is among the exhibitors at Sunday’s Surf Coast Art and Design Market – draws its inspiration from the coastal landscapes of the Surf Coast and focuses on natural themes. The terraria, both open and closed, encapsulate

communication skills of their team leaders. Mr Small said the council’s senior management team did not achieve the same positive results as the next rung of management, and that was an area for improvement. “The results were not perfect, and we acknowledge that there are areas we need to improve on. “The benefit of this survey is that we have listened to the people who have the closest contact with our community, and we have gained invaluable insights as a result.

“We need to be brave enough to accept feedback and criticism, and we are now very clear on where our future improvement areas need to be.” Council staff have called for regular communication of the organisation’s progress towards its goals, and a stronger commitment to bringing innovative products and services to the marketplace. The staff also believe the council would benefit from more regularly comparing Colac Otway’s performance to that of its peers.

Sarah Fardy features miniature animals in her Jungle Jars terraria.

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Rescue experts are up to the challenge BY JAMES TAYLOR LOCAL rescue specialists have returned from a national test of their skills with a slew of awards. Volunteers from the State Emergency Service’s (SES) South Barwon unit won the state Road Rescue Challenge earlier this year and represented Victoria at the Capital Rescue Challenge, held in Canberra last month. The event pits teams from across Australasia against each other in a test of their road rescue skills through different scenarios. The Victorian SES team came second only to NSW Fire and Rescue Hurstville – a paid, full-time group that trains for about 20 hours a week. Not only did the team place second overall, they also took out the SES Director’s Shield for the best performing SES team. The team was also awarded second place in five categories: • best team leader • best medic

• best technical team • immediate rescue scenario • entrapped rescue scenario. Awards were presented on June 23. South Barwon controller and team member Andrew Murton said the challenge had been absolutely fantastic. “The result is certainly more than we thought and we’re all happy with that. “It all comes down to good work from the team.” Mr Murton said that the scenarios and workshops at the event had been a rare opportunity to work on new model Holdens and test their skills, ensuring they were in a good position to make the right decisions at an incident. Team manager Mark Cattell said the team had excelled in some tough but realistic scenarios. The South Barwon unit now has the option of competing in the competition’s next level – the World Rescue Challenge next year.

Members of the South Barwon SES unit show off their medals at the Capital Rescue Challenge. Photo: SOUTH BARWON SES

Show off your sustainability in awards BY JAMES TAYLOR VICTORIAN eco-friendly community groups, businesses, organisations and schools which have demonstrated leadership in sustainability are being encouraged to enter this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Now in their 11th year, the awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action. Entries are now open in eight categories for any business, community group, organisation or individual with a commitment to sustainability. The categories are – Innovative Products and

Services, Infrastructure and Buildings, Tourism, Education, Environmental Protection, Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Business and Community. There are also two categories chosen by state Premier Denis Napthine – the Premier’s Recognition Award and the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award. Previous winners include Geelong-based carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst, which won two awards in 2011 for halving its water consumption and reducing the emissions made for every metre of carpet by 45 per cents. Sustainability Victoria chief executive officer Stan Krpan said that the awards showcase people and organisations who demonstrate practical

efforts to reduce their everyday environmental impact. “It’s not only that the Premier’s Sustainability Awards are the most prestigious environmental awards in the state – finalists and winners receive valuable recognition from the Victorian government, their communities and stakeholders. “They will be able to use their involvement in the program to demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainable innovation.” The awards are managed by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the state government and the Premier of Victoria. Entries close at 2pm on July 15. For more information and entry criteria, head to sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au.


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Dine fresh with a fine view CHARLIE Noble’s delicious food coupled with beautiful views are the makings of a very special experience that certainly won’t disappoint. With superb coffee, friendly and prompt service and a great menu, it’s no wonder customers keep coming back, time and time again. The fresh, gourmet café menu has pizzas, paninis, baked in-house delicacies, fresh pasta dishes and much more.

There is absolutely no compromise on quality here – all dishes are prepared with the freshest and best ingredients. Pair your meal with a tempting beer or wine from the carefully selected list and enjoy taking some time out as you gaze out over the bay. Welcoming and highly trained staff will make sure you enjoy yourself every time you visit. With consistent rave reviews, it’s

impossible to go past this Queenscliff treasure for a quick coffee, a lazy brunch or a relaxing dinner. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, Friday and Saturday nights for dinner and take-away. CONTACT DETAILS Shop 5,4 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff, 5258 5161

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DAY Spa Queenscliff prides itself on providing the finest in professional health and beauty services. The friendly beauty therapists and masseurs are fully qualified and use only the highest quality products to ensure the best possible experience every time. Leading brands Dermalogica and Eminence are used for skin and body treatments and they choose Eles makeup to promote the feeling and look of health and wellbeing.

Come to the spa and enjoy a wellness package that tends to the inside and outside of the body. Day Spa Queenscliff is conveniently open five days during winter and seven days during summer, bookings are essential. CONTACT DETAILS Level 1, Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff 5258 4233 queenscliffdayspa.com.au

WITH food as fine as the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlook, there is no better place to enjoy a delicious meal than Q Seafood Provedore. The restaurant was a finalist in the Golden Plate Awards for best restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; casual dining in 2011 and 2012 and nominated for best restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; casual dining in 2013. New head chef Darren Venables provides classic European and Asian style dishes with an

emphasis on seafood and fresh fish, and seafood sausages are also available to purchase. Open all day, seven days plus dinner Friday and Saturday nights in winter and seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner in summer. CONTACT DETAILS Shop 4, 4 Wharf Street, Queenscliff 5258 1333

QUEENSCLIFF MARITIME MUSEUM

Escape into Queenscliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maritime Past VISIT the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum to discover the fascinating maritime heritage of Queenscliff and Port Phillip. Find out about the tragic stories of shipwrecks and heroic rescues, and understand the important work of the Port Phillip Sea Pilots and early lighthouse keepers. You can also discover the daily adventures of Queenscliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fishermen and their distinctive Queenscliff couta boats. This is the place to go for marine adventurers, where you can see the shipwreck finds of local divers and the kayaks of adventurers who left Queenscliff to circumnavigate Australia solo. Open daily Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

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Flipping delicious fish and chips NOTHING beats a salty serve of fish and chips during a day by the bay and there is no need to look further than Q Fish and Chippery for the freshest and the best. They also serve up tasty gourmet burgers, souvlaki and seafood packs, all made with the finest and freshest produce, so no matter what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always hit the spot. Q Fish and Chippery is open Monday,

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Wednesday, Thursday from 10.30am to 3pm, Friday and Saturday from 10.30am to 7pm, Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm during winter and every day 10.30am to late in summer. CONTACT DETAILS Shop 8, 4 Wharf Street, Queenscliff 5258 1277

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Capture Queenscliff Harbour and win Queenscliff Harbour is as pretty as a picture so when you next visit, strap on your SLR, point and shoot or just bring your phone and your snaps could win you cash. BY TIFFANY PILCHER WITH spectacular views as far as the eye can see, a bustling café culture and lively docks, Queenscliff Harbour is a photographer’s paradise all year round. Take full advantage of the stunning scenery with the harbour’s Capture Winter photography competition for your chance to win up to $500 in cash. Images can be of anything at the harbour, so rug up and watch fishers in action, take off on a marine adventure or simply sit and have a coffee and record the world as it passes by. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to enter, so even if you are in the right place at the right time with only your phone camera, snap away and you could win. Entries will be judged by representatives from Queenscliff Harbour on the quality and creativity off the shot. The quality will be judged on clarity, resolution,, technique and creativity will be judged on uniqueness,, composition, lighting and style. The winner of Best Photo will take home $500, 0, the runner up will receive $250 in vouchers and thee

winner of third place will receive $150 in vouchers. Students are encouraged to get involved, too, and there is also a special cash prize of $300 to be awarded to the school of the student who wins the Best Student Photo prize. Winners will be notified through the Queenscliff Harbour Facebook page, the Bellarine Times and Surf Coast Times by September 9. Enter as many photos as you like but all entries must be received by 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on September 1 to be eligible. Good luck and get snapping!

WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS Upload your photo to Instagram and tag it with #queenscliffharbour. Make sure your account unt isn’t set to “private” so it can be viewed. Upload your photo to Flickr and tag it with #queenscliffharbourr Tag Queenscliff Harbour in a photo uploaded to Facebook Email your photo to info@queenscliffharbour.com.au

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International travel advice from the experts Melanie Henman

Brett Robinson

China - M Chi Melanie l i H Henman To make the best of your China experience try this: • Make sure you visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China – a little bit further to travel but no crowds. Breathtaking!! • Relax on a 3-4 day Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges Region. • Four days in Beijing is a must. There is so much to do and see – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium – the list just keeps going. • Leave some time and suitcase space for shopping in Beijing. The Silk Market is always a favourite. • A rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutongs visiting a local family will give you a greater understanding of the Chinese way of life. • A kung fu/acrobatics show in Shanghai is an amazing experience. • Be adventurous – try the local specialities – especially a traditional Peking duck banquet, you won’t regret it! • Take good comfortable walking shoes – you will need them. • Book guided tours – the language barrier can make life tough in China without help.

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L l English E li h speaking ki id are worth th their th i • Local guides weight in gold and will definitely enhance your experience in this amazing country. For more information, phone Melanie at Harvey World Travel Drysdale on 5251 1125 or email Drysdale@harveyworld.com.au.

t lki ttours with ith your own hheadsets. d t towns on walking • APT cruise directors to organise everything for you. • 24 hour tea and coffee bar. • Bicycles on board. Formoreinformation,phoneBretton52501210oremail brett.leopold@harveyworld.com.au.

River cruising - Brett Robinson

Canada - Lesley Judd

Here’s some hints for river cruising: • Unpack once and relish the opportunity of watching the world float by on your luxury river ship. • Remember, it’s your holiday do as little or as much as you want to – it’s your choice. • Take comfortable walking shoes for exploring the amazing cobbled streets of the old towns. • All meals are included so take loose clothing to compensate for the sumptuous food you will be eating on board. • Tipping is included. • All sightseeing experiences included. • Personal computer and wireless internet access at no extra cost. • Butler service available in most cabins. • Local guides included to show you around beautiful

I have just returned from an amazing 25-day escorted tour of Canada and Alaska. Our tour travelled from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on Vancouver Island, to Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Vancouver before our Alaskan cruise on the Inside Passage. Canada and Alaska offer amazing adventures, breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife. Being on an escorted tour meant we could sit back and relax while being looked after by our expert tour guide, who was a wealth of information on Canada. We travelled in style staying at many of the famous Fairmont hotels, including the Banff Springs Hotel and the Chateau Lake Louise. Our tour also included many of our meals and some free choice dining experiences where we got to choose our own restaurant to dine in at these iconic hotels.

There are also Th l many wonderful d f l sights i ht to t see andd many activities to do. Some of these include: • Victoria – take a float plane flight, visit the stunning Butchart Gardens, whale watching, a horse and carriage ride and indulge in High Tea at The Empress Hotel. • Whistler – a great place for bear spotting, helicopter rides, “peak to peak” gondola rides, dog sledding, nature walks. • Jasper – cruising on the lakes, white water rafting, canoeing, Harley Davidson rides, nature hikes, and • Banff – golf, nature walks, cruises, helicopter rides, gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain. You can also travel aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer, named as “one of the world’s greatest trips”. You travel in Goldleaf Class enjoying the stunning scenery from the glass-domed upper level, and enjoy first-class dining and exceptional service by the staff. After an amazing tour in Canada, you then board your seven night Inside Passage cruise to explore places such Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchican, while enjoying life onboard the ship with the great meals, nightly shows and much more. For more information, phone Lesley on 5256 1888 or email lesley.oceangrove@harveyworld.com.au.

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Express yourself at blues boot camp BY ALI DEANE CHRIS Wilson, Dave Steel, Tim Neal, Sandy Brady and Sarah Carroll join Wayne Jury this week to help people brush up on their blues basics. Participants will gain theoretical and practical music industry skills from trained and experienced industry professionals over two jam-packed days and a public performance at Courthouse Arts Geelong from Wednesday to Friday. The Blues Boot Camp encourages freedom of expression, combining knowledge with emotion creating a link to the students’ peers and the listening audience alike. You can learn the mechanics of blues and gospel music as well as practical ways to apply it

to modern forms of music. Whether it is pop, rock, rap, hip-hop, jazz, soul or funk, the roots of the genres are traced back to West African tribal music. It is intended that the boot camp can provide participants a window to view the possibilities music can offer – whether through interacting with others in a creative way, or finding an outlet for that creativity; a career move or just for the fun, joy and pleasure that music can bring. Blues Boot Camp is for both intermediate instrumentalists and beginner to intermediate level vocalists, from year 6 and above. Following the continued growth and success of the boot camps over the last three years, Wayne Jury with Courthouse Arts is proud to present Blues Boot Camp 2013, and the cost has been brought down this year thanks

to Geelong Freeza, who has subsidised the program. Jury is a talented vocalist, guitarist and music teacher, and has worked with some of Australia’s finest musicians and producers. Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia for many years. Why not get creative with some of the best in the business these school holidays? Workshops take place tomorrow and Thursday from 9am-5pm, and the performance will be on Friday night at 7pm at Courthouse Arts in Geelong. This project is presented by Courthouse Arts Geelong and supported by Geelong Freeza and the Port Fairy Folk Festival. For more details and registration forms go to courthouse.org.au or phone Chelsea on 5224 2815.

TOP: Get creative with some of the best in the business at the Courthouse Arts Blues Boot Camp. ABOVE: Chris Wilson will share his experiences of the blues to participants.

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Viva la value! WITH Bastille Day celebrations coming up this Sunday, and the mighty Tour de France action on the TV keeping us all up late at night, I decided it might be prudent to talk up the French, as our love affair and thirst for all things French seems almost unquenchable at the moment. I mean, look around you in all of the gift shops with their prints, clocks, knick-knacks and the like... I’m even listening to a great CD by French singer Melanie Paine as I write this. French wine, of course, always commands our attention and deep respect, and with the Aussie dollar having done so well over the last year or so it makes sense that we see some absolute bargains hitting our shores, with every man and his dog seeming to be importing great value French wines at the moment. One wine that springs to mind readily that many might be familiar with already as it has been available here for quite some time now is the ‘La Vieille Ferme’ (‘The Old Farm’) range of red, white and rose wines. These hail from the Southern Rhone region in France, a region famous for its reds made from predominantly Syrah and Grenache. It is a label that has been around for 40 years and is produced by the Perrin family who are also the famous winemaking family behind the great wines of Chateau de Beaucastel - their Chateau-Neuf-duPape is especially prized, but that’s another story. The juicy and very delicious “La Vieille Ferme” wines are sourced from the Cotes Du Ventoux region of the southern Rhone where wine has been made for at least 2000 years, from vineyards located on

the lower slopes of Mont Ventoux. The wines harvested from this altitude express a freshness, fruitiness and balance unique to this terroir with soils that are a blend of chalky limestone deposits, rounded stones and Mediterranean red soil. The latest releases for this label offer real value for money, so if you’re in the mood to toast the French, make sure you give this wine a spin, and shout out “Viva La France!” Or maybe that should be “Viva La Value”, methinks?

2012 La Vieille Ferme Cotes Du Ventoux Rouge ($17 or 2 for $30) A terrific entry level Rhone red that’s got that extra dollop of richness and vibrancy due to the resulting quality of the 2012 vintage that began quite mild, suffered a freezing month of February, then a fresh but humid spring followed by a hot August (night?), producing ideal conditions for a super ripe vintage. This wine is a judicious and delicious blend of carignan, ginsault, grenache and syrah where the emphasis is on fresh, youthful, fruity flavours that are designed for immediate enjoyment. Don’t worry: as simple as this wine sounds, it still has a nice punch of black, savoury fruits, spice and pepper to add complexity and interest, making it such great value drinking at this price point. It’s the kind of red that’s not overly light, but not heavy either - just the right amount of ripeness, richness and depth to keep you coming back for more, and more, and maybe more again... terrific value.

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Art and design market a new winter winner BY TIFFANY PILCHER TORQUAY is about to get a winter art hit with the Surf Coast Art and Design Market taking place this Sunday at Peppers The Sands Resort. Local painters, sculptors, jewellers, dressmakers, and more will come together at the inaugural indoor market to offer a huge range of items – many of which have never been available before on the Surf Coast. Organiser Vicki Penrice said that after months of careful planning, she was thrilled the event is finally here. “We are extremely excited about the first Surf Coast Art and Design Market, it’s a new concept, with the reaction so far being overwhelming. “We are particularly excited about showcasing all of this local talent at one event – it’s going to be spectacular!”

Ms Penrice said there would be a strong focus on showing off the best talent Torquay and surrounds had to offer. “We have had a massive response for stallholders and were able to handpick the best and most unique stallholders which will create a wonderful visual feast.” Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by live local musicians including Celtic songstress Imogen Brough and acoustic band Trilogy. The market will be held at Peppers The Sands Resort, 2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay on Sunday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Entry is by gold coin donation and the bar will be open for hot and cold drinks and light lunches. Contact Vicki and Kate at surfartdesign@live. com.au or visit facebook.com/surfcoastartdesign for more information.

Surf Coast Art and Design Market organisers Kate Walsh and Vicki Penrice are looking forward to holding the inaugural event this weekend.

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Literary winter festival returns BY ALI DEANE THE second offering from the folks behind the Torquay Froth and Bubble Literary Festival brings poets, balladists and writers to town once again for an intimate evening at Sticks and Stones Café this Friday. Last month saw the festival open to a capacity crowd at Sticks and Stones, and the coming event should be no different. Celebrated Australian novelist and academic Marion May Campbell will present dramatic monologues from her latest book Konkretion, there will be a reading of the play Dead by the Torquay

Theatre Troupe, and Josephine Scicluna will give a spoken word performance to music and production by Tom Kazas in A conversation in an air raid shelter – a sonic poem about love, politics and time. The evening will be complete with gourmet hamburgers, local wines and ciders. Festival president Tim Robinson said he was delighted with opening night in June. “Sticks and Stones proved to be a great venue for our festival. One of our regulars remarked that it was the best venue the festival has ever had. The setting and the atmosphere created were just right.” The festival will conclude with Filmmaking – Stories to Film, a full-day smorgasbord of speakers

and performers at Wyndham Resort on August 3. Enjoy From Story to Film Release, featuring demonstrations from film director, editor, and cinematographer Matthew Poidevin and writer John Smithers. Other events on the day include the secret history behind “Waltzing Matilda” and the musical The Man They Call the Banjo with Dennis O’Keeffe. The August 3 program runs from 10am to 5pm. The festival committee is looking for a local comedian to open the August event. For more head to torquayfrothandbubbleliteraryfestival.com, email frothnbubble@gmail.com or phone John Adams on 5261 2899.

Celebrated Australian novelist and academic Marion May Campbell will be part of the second event in the festival.

Anglesea adds a little sunshine to festival lineup BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Brian Cadd will headline the Anglesea Music Festival in October.

THE Anglesea Music Festival has just let a teaser lineup slip for this year’s event proving at four years old, they are growing up fast. Former child prodigy and now Australian music royalty Brian Cadd has been announced as the headliner and is sure to have audiences singing along to his classic tunes. The “Little Ray of Sunshine” singer has been one of Australia’s foremost musicians and songwriters

since 1965 and has penned hits for Bonnie Tyler, The Pointer Sisters, Joe Cocker and Ringo Starr. Rocker Dallas Frasca and Scottish songstress Sandy Thom will join Cadd along with a host of local, national and international acts to be announced soon. As well as what is already shaping up to be a stellar lineup, there will be music workshops, a busking competition, children’s activities and much more to keep punters of all ages entertained all weekend long.

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Reaping a rich harvest of music BY ALI DEANE IT HAS only been two years since Harvest Festival began luring music lovers to soak up the sounds of their favourite artists at outdoor locations around the country. This November, punters young and old will experience the unique vibe of this outdoor festival in Werribee Park, with dates also in Sydney and Brisbane. The lineup has just been released, and with headliners Massive Attack, Franz Ferdinand, Primus and Goldfrapp, Harvest

2013 will be one to be remembered. There are many more artists to be announced, and tickets go on sale in three days. Having sold in excess of 11 million albums worldwide, Massive Attack will take to the stage in what’s guaranteed to be a series of mesmerising performances. With a new album dropping in August, the daring, defiant and unmistakable Franz Ferdinand will join the bill alongside the ever-eclectic and mind-blowing Primus. Multi-award-winning duo Goldfrapp

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Come out of your cocoon in Queenscliff

BY ALI DEANE AN event with a difference is coming to Aireys Inlet on Saturday. Be prepared to kick up your heels at the inaugural Aireys Pub Winter Cocktail Ball. Since its reinvention over the last couple of years, Aireys Pub has become a diverse and dynamic event destination. The Winter Cocktail Ball on Saturday night is the perfect reason to get glammed up, and step out to dance the night away with popular local cover band Driver. Guests will be greeted with a cocktail on arrival and a variety of gourmet canapés throughout the evening. The dress code is masquerade with a touch of glamour, and some great prizes are up for the best dressed guy and girl. Event coordinator Erin Hughes said it was great to create a fun event for locals during winter. “We’re looking to do a lot more fun events over summer, and we’re starting to do a lot of weddings too. It’s a place that is perfect for any event – classy, or low key. The Winter Cocktail Ball will be really quite glamorous, and it will be a lot of fun.” There will be music and entertainment from 8pm, Sea Shepherd will be there, and there will be a silent auction. Guests can buy beverages at bar prices throughout the evening, and local band Driver will play from 9.30pm. A courtesy bus will be running on the night. Put July 13 in your diary for the Winter Cocktail Ball at Aireys Pub, 8pm to 1am. Tickets ($60) on sale now at the pub, 45 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet, or by phone on 5289 6804.

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BY TIFFANY PILCHER

The Cocoon concept store in Queenscliff is offering a wide range of boutique products for a limited time only.

A BOUTIQUE mini emporium has sprung up in Queenscliff to coax everyone out of hibernation with their selection of unique wares and creations this winter. Cocoon is a travelling pop up concept store, fitted out with recycled materials and filled with a mix of everyday objects, children’s goods, distinctive gifts and everything in between. After a successful period spent in the town over the Easter holidays, Cocoon has returned to Queenscliff and organiser Tracey Rankin said it could not be a better fit. “Queenscliff demands quality and difference and Cocoon is unique, created out of a desire not to be just another gift shop. “We offer a vibrant, inviting space with local designers showcasing their creative wares.” The shop offers an eclectic

assortment of specialist products including favourite brands Elementos del Oceano Design, Sole Kids, Junk Owl, Audrey’s Garden, plus newcomers, Blackseed Ceramics, and Ollie Owl. Ms Rankin said she was thrilled with the warm welcome the town has given Cocoon and hopes visitors will take the time to see everything the town has to offer. “Winter in the seaside village of Queenscliff is beautiful, serene and cosy and we wanted to attract visitors to its boutique shopping, galleries and museums. “Not to mention the charming grand old hotels with open fires and menus abundant with hearty fare and locally crafted beer and wine!” Cocoon is open daily now until July 20 at 6/44 Hesse Street, opposite Vue Grand, from 10am to 5pm. Head to facebook.com/ cocooncollective for more.


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Rock up and rock out at Local Ketchup BY ALI DEANE BARWON Heads, get ready for an explosive night of rock when Oppression, Diehard Dolls, Vendetta and The Grunes hit the stage for Local Ketchup next Saturday night. Local Ketchup not only delivers four big sets, it also dishes up the famous Bellarine Pie Eating contest. It’s all about bringing locals from the

Bellarine and Surf Coast together. Oppression, out of Geelong, are known for their in-your-face music. They have been on the scene since the late nineties, and their full flavoured sound has evolved into a unique brand of Aussie rock. They have taken inspiration from an array of artists, including the Foo Fighters, 30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park. The Diehard Dolls hail from the underground

rock scene and deliver a powerhouse set of original material guaranteed to make any night out great. Heavy rockers Vendetta have been playing their original mix of hard rock and heavy metal around the country, created in Geelong. They deliver an assault on the senses with their punk rock attitude. Indie rockers The Grunes, out of Melbourne, have allowed their sound to morph into something unique with a combination of mellow tones, dark and mysterious underlays, agile drums and eurhythmic bass riffs that characterise them as a whole. Local Ketchup takes over Barwon Heads Hotel on July 20. Doors open 9.30pm, $10 entry on the door. For more information, phone 5254 2201 or head to barwonheadshotel.com.au.

Geelong rockers Oppression join the bill for Local Ketchup next Saturday night at Barwon Heads Hotel. Joining them will be the Diehard Dolls, Vendetta and The Grunes.

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Take a turn at the Blue Ribbon Ball BY JAMES TAYLOR THE City of Greater Geelong has announced it will join the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to host this year’s Geelong Blue Ribbon Ball. The theme of the Ball will be Black and White with a Splash of Red and tickets are now on sale for the event, to be held at the Geelong Arena on November 23. Geelong mayor Keith Fagg said all funds raised on the night would be shared equally between the Geelong Hospital and Give Where You Live. “I am very pleased to support these two key Greater Geelong organisations who do so much for our community.” Victoria police superintendent (state emergencies and security command) Steve Barber said this year’s event would be the ninth Blue Ribbon Ball held in Geelong. “Come along, dress to the theme and really enjoy a wonderful night out. The support from the city this year can only make it bigger and better.” Guests can look forward to Police Band, Code One and celebrity MC’s. Cr Fagg encouraged businesses and the greater Geelong community to support the event. “The Blue Ribbon Ball will be a great night out so bring a group of friends or work colleagues together and let’s have some fun while supporting two great causes.” Blue Ribbon Ball tickets cost $120 each and tables of ten are available at $1,200. Tickets purchased before September 1 will be at the special early bird price of $110 each. Tickets can be purchased at geelongaustralia.com. au/events or the City of Greater Geelong customer service centre at City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street.

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IN THE spirit of the 100th edition of Le Tour de France and founded in the cycling home of Cadel Evans, Body Torque has published its first edition of Beyond the Yellow Jersey. Having ridden in the Amy Gillett Foundation’s Share the Road Tour for the past three years, Body Torque founder Felicity Dales became immersed in supporting the foundation’s vision of zero bikerelated fatalities. Riding regularly around the Bellarine Peninsula, she is super-conscious of being seen and riding safely. This evolved into a community project that Ms Dales took on three years ago to capture the tragedy, camaraderie, moments of inspiration and all that is the local cycling life and culture. “Beyond the Yellow Jersey culminated into a book that we’ve dedicated to passionate cyclists who love riding in a group or bunch of friends, colleagues or

family members,” she said. “I’m eternally grateful to those who opened up to us and shared such touching stories.” Amy Gillett Foundation head of marketing and fundraising congratulated Ms Dales and the Body Torque team for their determination to complete the inspiring project. “Beyond the Yellow Jersey is a visual representation of all the reasons why Australians love to ride their bike – the freedom it provides, the opportunity to explore, a way to keep fit and a way to challenge yourself. “Everyone has the right to ride safely for work, sport and play.” Proceeds from this book go to the Amy Gillett Foundation contributing to better awareness for cycling safety. Head to bodytorque.com.au/yellowjersey to purchase the book and support the work of the Amy Gillett Foundation.

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Eureka, it’s Gold Fields BY TIFFANY PILCHER GEELONG music prospectors have struck it rich with new wave synth-pop band Gold Fields locked in to perform at the Eureka Hotel next week. The Ballarat five-piece band only formed in 2010 but have already hit the big time, touring all over Australia, the UK and the US, including a spot on the hit late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Their first single “Treehouse”, released in 2011, was an instant radio hit, complete with catchy hooks and hand claps, it solidified them as a band to keep a close eye on. With the hugely successful release of their first full length album Black Sun and the lead single “Dark Again (Lights Out)” last year, its clear this carriage

isn’t slowing down any time soon. They have nailed a kaleidoscope of genres to create their unique sound, and guitarist Vin Andanar said their focus had always been on creating original music they would want to hear themselves. “From the beginning, we made it a big point to make every song sound different, we didn’t want to be pigeonholed as part of any scene or specific sound.” With their international profile rapidly rising, this may be your last chance to see these up-and-comers in these parts for a while. Gold Fields will play at Eureka Hotel, 98 Little Malop Street, Geelong on July 18. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are $18.40 including booking fee and are available now from moshtix.com.au.

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Camilleri Waves in kicks off new Winter at Torquay SLSC music series GET down to the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club this Saturday night for the Waves in Winter band night. With music from The Average Band, finger food, fantastic door prizes, drinks at member’s prices, plus the friendly club atmosphere, it’s guaranteed to be a great night out. Get behind your local club this Saturday night from 7pm till late. Tickets ($25 or double $40) on the door, email krtweeddale@hotmail.com or phone the club on 5261 4110 or Karen Tweeddale on 0419 556 707.

A NEW monthly music series is about to launch at the Anglesea Golf Club, perfect for those looking for dinner and a show. ARIA Hall of Fame inductee and legendary Australian singersongwriter Joe Camilleri will kick off the Roo Twilights series next Friday night. He will be joined by Claude Carranza and Mark Gray for two nights of rock, R&B and blues on July 19 and 20. Tickets plus dinner (two courses and cheese platter) are $77, or show only (from 8.30pm) $40. Bookings essential phone Mary 0419 155 935, or angleseagolfclub.com.au for more or to book.


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NOT everyone loves the flavour of fennel – but if you’ve never tried it before, now is the time to give this versatile bulb a workout round in your kitchen. You can see the paddocks of fennel being harvested just up the Melbourne Road - testament to the fact that right now is the best time to eat fennel AND it’s grown nearby so you can tick the box that says you are buying with a conscience! A native of the Mediterranean, fennel has more compatible partners than your average film-star celeb, so let me tempt you with a few ideas to get you started in your liaison with this odd vegetable. It is actually part of the parsley family of plants and in Roman times fennel was used as a breath freshener. It was considered to be useful as a digestive; hence it often appeared on the dining table at the end of the meal with slices of apple and tiny oranges. As a good source of vitamin C, you couldn’t do better in winter than to shave it very finely and combine its white flesh with thin slices of orange, roughly chopped olives and some parsley. Although it is primarily a winter vegetable – it doesn’t need much dressing – just a light coating of olive oil and

a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper will complete its outfit very nicely. This ‘salad’ is a perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish or pork. Give this orange and fennel salad a Moorish twist by combining a tablespoon of coriander leaves, and a small pinch each of ground cumin, coriander seed and chilli in the oil and lemon juice dressing. With its clean, palate-teasing taste, fennel partners well with any rich or oily foods. Small segments or shavings of fennel, topped with shards of Parmigiano can be part of an antipasti platter. It is a very popular vegetable in Italy trust those Italians to make it all luscious and silky, by either poaching or steaming it in thick slices and then deciding from there whether you want to roast, braise, char-grill, gratin or puree it. A very traditional Italian dish is to sauté a little onion, garlic and fennel in olive oil. Place this in a shallow ovenproof dish and combine it with a cup of dry white wine, 2-3 roughly chopped tomatoes, a bay leaf or two, enough water to cover and bake gently for about one hour until very soft.

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Once it’s part-cooked you can combine the fennel with fresh breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, and if you wish to be even more decadent, try slipping a nutmeg infused béchamel sauce between the layer of fennel and the tasty crumb topping. Slide this under a grill to brown or ‘gratin’ the topping and you have produced a great light lunch dish (served with a green salad) or a side dish to roast chicken or pork, oven-baked fish such as tuna or swordfish. Combined with potato, fennel makes a fabulous velvety soup which is a perfect starter for a casual winter dinner party. The finely chopped feathery leaves of fennel can be used as a garnish, or a drizzle of Pernod and cream! The leaves can also be used in stuffings or sprinkled over salads. Add slices of fennel to the water when you are steaming whole fish. Combine with onion or leek and a little potato, cooking all the vegetables until tender and then pureeing them to serve with grilled fish especially salmon. You see – I promised you there was much to do with this bulb, so start cooking and let the white bulb shine its way into your repertoire of dishes!

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Low vaccination rates found in unwell children BY JAMES TAYLOR A STUDY has found alarmingly low rates of vaccination against chicken pox and influenza in children hospitalised for these diseases. The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) study found that out of 133 children hospitalised for complications of chicken pox infection from 2007 to 2010, only 16 had been vaccinated. Surveillance during the 2009 influenza pandemic found swine flu (Influenza-A H1N1-09) was the cause in 84 per cent of infant hospitalisations, with seasonal influenza (H3N2) responsible for only seven per cent of cases. The study – published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health – found only 11 per cent of all the children and 17 per cent of children with underlying chronic disorders had been vaccinated for seasonal influenza.

Of the 324 children hospitalised in the three NSW children’s hospitals, complications occurred in 34 per cent of children, 56 per cent of whom had been previously healthy. Contrary to the widespread view that flu vaccinations can induce seizures in children under five years of age, the study found, only 15 of 122 infants hospitalised with seizures (10 per cent) had received any vaccine in the previous seven days. Of these 15 infants, nine had underlying chronic conditions that might cause seizures, such as previously diagnosed epilepsy and viral infections. The paper’s senior author, Professor Elizabeth Elliot from the University of Sydney, said the PAEDS research aimed to address gaps in surveillance data for severe vaccine-preventable diseases and adverse events following immunisation. “Although there are excellent national laboratory and public health surveillance systems operating in Australia, very few provide timely, detailed clinical

data or the opportunity for simultaneous collection of biological samples. This presents an issue in the event of infectious disease outbreaks, including chicken pox, rotavirus and influenza. None of these conditions are readily or completely described

by existing surveillance systems. We believe our research will inform public health policy, clinical practice and community confidence and has the potential to allow the health workforce to respond more quickly during outbreaks and epidemics.”

Start with a small change for health BY JAMES TAYLOR VICTORIANS have been encouraged to take small steps towards better health through a new campaign. Geelong is one of the 12 Healthy Together Communities across the state where the state government’s Start With campaign has been launched. Health Minister David Davis said Start With was promoting small, achievable changes, such as adding a few extra vegies to meals and snacks, or throwing a frisbee on the weekend. “If you are having fun kicking a ball with friends, or digging in the garden with the kids, you are much more likely to keep it up. This is especially important in winter, when we are much more likely to spend time indoors and be less active. Small changes can improve the health of

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all Victorians. If we make these changes part of our everyday routine, they become habit. “Small changes, if you keep them up, will make you feel better in the long run. Getting family and friends involved makes healthy eating and activity more fun, and more sustainable. Mr Davis said small, achievable changes were easier to build on, and would help bring people closer to meeting the national guidelines of five to six serves of vegetables a day and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. He said Start With was part of the state government’s Healthy Together Victoria initiative – a state-wide preventive health effort that encouraged all Victorians to put good health at the centre of their everyday lives, funded jointly with the federal government through the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health. For more head to healthytogether.vic.gov.au.

Daffodil Day needs volunteers BY JAMES TAYLOR PEOPLE in Geelong and the Surf Coast can give the gift of hope to those affected by cancer by registering to sell daffodil merchandise. Cancer Council Victoria is calling on the generosity of residents in both areas to become volunteers during Daffodil Day next month and spread hope for the 1,329 people in the Geelong region and the 149 people in the Surf Coast diagnosed with cancer each year. This year’s bloom of daffodils will be available at 390 street stalls. Daffodils will also be available at a number of retailers including Coles, Coles Express and

IGAs, across the state. But it’s not just big companies that can sell Daffodil Day goodies – anyone can order a pack to sell on and there’s a variety of new merchandise available including pens, magnets, key rings and wristbands. The popular bear Dougal, who challenges himself to a new profession each year, will be a chef in 2013. Cancer Council Victoria spokeswoman Kate Delbridge said it was thanks to Victorians that the Cancer Council was able to continue its work and carry out its programs. For more information, phone 1300 656 585 or head to daffodilday.com.au.


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A helping hand for those left behind BY JAMES TAYLOR SOME of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading experts on suicide have helped launch a major not-for-profit organisation designed specifically to support and help people across Victoria who are left behind after a suicide. It is now estimated that people who have been bereaved by suicide are six times at greater risk of suicide than the general population. According to Postvention Australia, the national association for the bereaved by suicide, seven Australians die by suicide every day and 178 people attempt suicide daily. Half of those will require hospitalisation. The hidden costs of suicidal behaviour are estimated to be $17 billion a year. Postvention Australia, launched last month, is an umbrella association for all agencies and services within Australia that are committed to help people bereaved by suicide. It will be working to establish a network that provides holistic, physical, emotional and spiritual support, comfort and understanding for the health and wellbeing of every person bereaved by suicide. It is creating an interactive website and will use Facebook and Twitter to get messages across. Alan Staines, who has worked extensively with the Salvation Army, said Australians did not realise suicide was such a major problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suicide prevention is everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business.â&#x20AC;? Cindy Mills lost her daughter Victoria to suicide when Victoria was just 17 years old. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Postvention Australia is a real step forward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is acknowledgement that survivors of suicide must be supported. Suicide does not discriminate,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was only thanks to a support group I believe I managed to survive the tragedy of suicide.â&#x20AC;? Postvention Australia board member Professor Diego de Leo said there was not enough support for individuals and families left behind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realise that after a suicide has happened, people left behind may well be at risk of suicide themselves.

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I note I got zero response from my letter posted some weeks ago that asked “Why not have a look at the Barwon Soccer Club model?”, that the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) have supported 100 per cent through Cr Andy Richards. I have talked with a lot of Ocean Grove people and although this is a clear football and netball club town, people are concerned at what is taking place here. The football club don’t actually want to move, the cricket club have no intention of moving so why are we asking for a $5 million building? Look at the Barwon Soccer Club’s new clubrooms and do something similar, where funds from the state added to COGG funds will be ideal to meet the netballers and soccer club’s needs. I am staggered that the proposed “shared” facilities are out of bounds for male soccer players six days out of seven - how is this fair? And then I read that the soccer club has to pay for its own changing rooms – albeit in the shape of an interest-free loan from a local benefactor whom I would love to chat with – and the shared facilities, if you can call them that, are costing more than $85,000 of public money. This is very, very wrong and as far as I can see, noone at COGG cares a damn about it and how the local feeling of outrage is on this particular issue. I can assure you, COGG, people of Ocean Grove are not happy about things.

I am writing to respond to the many comments and questions I have received as Member for Western Victoria about education funding. There is no doubt that a properly funded, high quality education system is vital for the future of our children. I am pleased to advise that on June 26 Premier Denis Napthine wrote to the then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard outlining a very positive funding proposal for Victorian schools. If accepted, this offer would see Victorian school funding increase by over $10 billion between 201314 and 2018-19 and outlines a commitment from Victoria of an additional $3.5 billion for school education over the next six years. We are seeking a $7 billion commitment from the federal government in accordance with the “two for one” federal Gonski funding model. The Victorian Coalition government has always stood by our commitment to ensure that educational reform would not disadvantage any school, any family or any student anywhere in the state. The Victorian Coalition’s offer to the federal government delivers on this commitment. The offer that we have put on the table will deliver an improved schooling system for all Victorians and I call on the federal government to consider our proposal in the best interests of all Victorian students, teachers and families.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated across the nation this week. Its focus is to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is “We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963”, which displays the perseverance and success of the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in north east Arnhem land in shaping the nation’s acknowledgement of Aboriginal people and their land rights. During the celebrations this week, don’t let’s forget that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are still a marginalised group in today’s society, often living in disadvantaged conditions. I read two damning reports, on homelessness and the strain on community services, last week. Both found that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were over-represented in many categories, which included; homelessness, youth homelessness and mental health issues. The first report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, found that of all those accessing specialist homelessness services 23 per cent identified themselves as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is a massive over-representation, as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2.5 per cent of the Australian population. This is a big issue and, services like Youth Off The Streets, try to address this situation through supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to engage in education. We recognise that education programs are one of the most effective ways to break the poverty cycle that can trap so many young people. The second report, released by the Australian Council of Social Service, found that young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were over-represented when trying to access youth services (26 per cent). The report also found that Aboriginal people in NSW were more than twice as likely to report high or very high levels of psychological distress, yet they remain under-represented in mainstream health services. Because funding for community mental health services is not sufficient, those with high levels of need become disengaged from the mental health system, often with horrific consequences. The Australian government needs to better fund mental health care in a community setting. So while we are celebrating the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it’s important to keep in mind that many are still disadvantaged. Keep in mind the damning statistics from the reports above and remember that community services, like Youth Off The Streets, need funding and resources to keep their support services operational. Only through offering culturally appropriate and effective support programs, can we hope to close the standard of living gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Janet Dolan Ocean Grove

David O’Brien Member for Western Victoria

Father Chris Riley Youth Off The Streets

Anyone driving to Anglesea will be aware that the litter along the roadside is an utter disgrace. The quantity is more than would be expected from thoughtless travellers passing through the area. It is particularly profuse between the Bellbrae roundabout and Coal Mine Road, or the tip road, as the locals call it. This seems to indicate that out-oftown residents may not be containing their rubbish or securing their loads en route to our waste disposal site. This rubbish is a slur on our town; and also encourages others to discard packaging in transit. It needs cleaning up immediately! And then regular attention to ensure that it does not reach this level again. Please be very careful when transporting waste, use a tight covering to ensure that it all arrives at its destination – because at the moment Australia isn’t very beautiful along this section of the Great Ocean Road! Melva Stott Anglesea

The letter from Graeme Stockton (Surf Coast Times, June 25) regarding the fishing rally held recently at the Torquay Fishing/Boat club misses the point of the rally. What recreational fishers are seeking is a balanced approach to marine conservation, not the “lock up and leave it” mentality of groups like the Greens. Most recreational fishers agree that some areas should be put aside as conservation protected areas – what most don’t agree with is creating areas that are not based on science or proven management. There are already more than 20 marine protected areas created in Victoria, most have had no research or monitoring carried out. So have they been successful or failures? We will never know. It is interesting that the federal government is proposing more areas be set aside without adequate consultation or scientific research. I note that Darren Cheeseman did not turn up to the rally – perhaps he does not care about recreational fishing? Also there are conflicting views on climate change; not all scientists agree with the Green agenda. Ray Page Torquay

Barwon clubrooms could be the model for Ocean Grove

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If you channel all your energy into work-related projects, then your close relationships will suffer. The New Moon urges you to nurture family and friends with the time and attention they deserve. If you are having ongoing problems with a loved one, be proactive about finding a solution. Clear communication and good listening skills are the secrets to a satisfying week.

There’s plenty happening on the home front as the New Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars shake up your domestic zone. You may decide to redecorate, renovate, move house or revitalize a stale relationship. Avoid stirring up a stressed relative, though, as you’re likely to get an angry response! Single Rams… love is likely with someone who’s not your usual type.

Get ready for a full-on week, Crabs, as five planets fire up your sign… and shake you out of your comfort zone! It’s the perfect time to be proactive as you initiate an idea, start a project, update your appearance or head off in a completely new direction. Be inspired by Harrison Ford (born on July 13): “We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”

Being laidback won’t work this week, Libra, as the New Moon encourages you to be your personal best and go for professional gold. Venus and Uranus also liven up your lackluster love life. If you’re attached… plan to do something wildly exciting with your partner. Singles… don’t play it safe. Look for love with a lusty Leo, an amorous Aries or an adventurous Aquarian.

Expect a busy week communication-wise as you talk, text, tweet or blog up a storm. The stars also encourage you to explore your neighborhood and become more involved in your local community. There are some fabulous new faces just waiting to meet you. Single Bulls – you could find love with someone you meet through a family member, friend or neighbor.

Don’t be in such a hurry that you lose sight of where you’re going. The New Moon stimulates your privacy zone, so slow down and contemplate where you’re heading… and where you’ve been. Solitude is soul food for you at the moment as you slow down, calm down, re-charge and re-focus. Single Lions - love and travel are linked in unexpected ways.

It’s time to travel, read, research or study as the New Moon stimulates your gypsy gene and boosts your brain power. You’re impatient to find the answer to a puzzling problem, but don’t step on other people’s toes in the process. Strive to be more subtle. Single Scorpios - love and work are linked as you view a colleague, client or customer in a romantic new light.

Get creative, Aquarius! Boredom is a big no-no this week, as you search out unusual people, places and activities. You’ll favor excitement and novel ideas over your usual daily routine. When it comes to a financial matter or business deal, be cautious, as the situation may not be as straightforward as it seems. Don’t put your head in the sand … do your homework.

The New Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars shine a spotlight on money matters. Don’t just muddle through Twins! If your finances are in a mess, now is the time to develop some fiscal skills… hopefully with the guidance of a professional. The Sun and Mercury link up on Wednesday, which favors communication, conversation, commerce, education and travel.

It’s a wonderful week to re-formulate your goals for the future, as five planets activate your aspirations zone. Steer clear of negative thinkers. Make sure the people around you are a positive influence, as you surround yourself with family and friends who promote your talents and encourage your dreams. And that includes you, Virgo - don’t talk yourself down.

Over the next few months, some lucky Sagittarians will benefit from a pay rise, bonus, real estate sale, divorce settlement, superannuation payout, inheritance or bumper tax return. Just make sure you spend, save and invest any profits wisely. When dealing with a child, teenager or friend, resist the urge to jump to hasty conclusions. Check the facts thoroughly first.

Pliable Pisceans are keen to please this week but is that really such a good idea? If you adapt your plans and dilute your ideas too much, then there’ll be nothing of you left in the mix. Heed the wise words of birthday great Bill Cosby “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” It’s time for Fish to be strong, centered and focused.

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DRYSDALE SUNDAYS Making Waves Music and Poetry Arvo 3rd Sunday of every month at the Springdale Neighbourhood Centre in High Street. 2pm-5.30pm. Contact Jill on 0431 606 476

MONDAYS The Springs T.O.W.N Club Inc. 9.15am at the Church Hall in High Street Contact Mary on 5251 3763 or Jan on 0403 221 737

SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service

Bellarine Peninsula Mens Probus Club Inc.

Anglican Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Uniting Church service 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au

9am on the first Monday of the month at the Drysdale Football Rooms. Enquiries to Jack Barnes 5251 2488

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TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS Family History Research Library Open from 10.30am to 1pm at 5a McMillan Street. Meets every second Thursday of the month at 10am.

SATURDAYS Anglesea Community Garden 10am every Saturday and working bee every 1st Saturday of the month Community Hub, McMillan Street. Contact Winsome on 0413 946 343

For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact Gillian Brew - Co-ordinator Phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: gbrew@swarh.vic.gov.au

FRESHWATER CREEK 13th July Ballroom Dancing 8pm-midnight at the Freshwater Creek Hall in Dickins Road Enquiries 5264 5169

SUNDAYS Anglican Service 9.15am at the Church of the Transfiguration, Great Ocean Road.

LEOPOLD Bellarine Community Health Well Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

APOLLO BAY SUNDAYS Farmers Market

9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month

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101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Mondays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist. Tuesdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker. Thursdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm Card Games and snooker. As well as lots of other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996.

1st/2nd Ocean Grove Scout Group Scout Hall, The Avenue. Cubs meet Tuesday 7pm. Scouts meet Wednesday 7pm Enquiries to 0422 700 951

Wednesdays & Fridays 10am-12pm. Lower level at Golf Club 0-5yr olds. $25 per term. For more information call 5251 2568.

Bellarine Community Health

Meets every second Thursday at 1.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862

Senior Citizens

Clifton Springs Play Group

Queenscliff Neighbourhood House 3 Tobin Drive next to the Pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jetty. Phone for a program to be sent to you on 5258 3367. Or email qnhouse@fastmail.fm

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TORQUAY 19th July Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival Evenings with Poets, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Balladists & Writers 6pm at Sticks & Stones CafĂŠ, Surf World

Every 4th Tuesday. 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms Price Street. New members welcome. Phone 5264 7476.

THURSDAYS Meditation & Philosophy Discussion Group 10am-12 at TOPS, 18 Price Street. Gold coin donation. For more information contact Jean 5264 7484.

Philosophy CafĂŠ 2pm-4.30pm at the Pear Tree CafĂŠ. Enquiries Michael 5264 7484

FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

Torquay Playgroup 9.30am-11am at Torquay Christian Fellowship at 25 Grossmans Road Enquiries Kirsty on 0408 719 861

Charity raising money for our local children with cancer If you can get sponsored to lose weight or get fit Then CLU needs YOU! www.facebook.com/CluGeelong

Prostate Support Group

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SATURDAYS Community Market

Bellarine Community Health

Bellarine Community Health

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 35 Boston Road. All enquiries www.salvors.org.au/torquay

Lorne Art Group, a new untutored social group 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Playgroup Thursdays 9.30am. For all other courses ring 5289 2972.

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Fig Tree Community House

3pm-6pm on the 1st Sunday of each 2nd month. Barwon Heads Hotel Bristo. Call Jill on 0431 606 476

11am at Uniting Church, Cnr Anglesea and School Road. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au

Mondays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10am Exercises. Tuesdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9am Table tennis, 7pm Bowls. Wednesdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9am Concert practice, 1pm Cards & Bowls, 7pm Bingo. Thursdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9am Table tennis, 1pm Bowls. Fridays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10am Exercises, 1pm Bingo. Saturdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9am Line Dance, 1pm Bowls.

Service 10am each Sunday. All Saints or St Cuthbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Contact Lynton 0418 831 703 or 03 5289 5220 for other services

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Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre

SUNDAYS Torquay & District Historical Society

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SUNDAYS Uniting Church Worship

Every 3rd Monday at 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street. Enquiries to 5261 4607 or 5261 9209

Film Making-Stories to Film 10am-5pm at Wyndham Restort, 100 The Esplanade Torquay Applications are now being taken for Presenters, and for Volunteers to help at venues. Email: frothnbubble@gmail.com WEB: www.torquayfrothandbubbleliteraryfestival.com

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Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.

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Lorne Anglican-Uniting Church

SATURDAYS Community Market

TORQUAY Torquay Ladies Probus Club

3rd August Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival

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Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.

PORTARLINGTON Bellarine Community Health

PARAPARAP DrolKar Buddhist Centre Please see website for full program. 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au

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Torquay Central Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market 8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.

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Uniting Church Worship 9:30am at Uniting Church, 27 Anderson Street. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au

Spring Creek Community House

Torquay Salvos Christian Church

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10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay

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MONDAYS Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surfcoast Meets 2nd Monday of each month. 10am at the Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village, Kooringa Place. Contact Yvonne on 5261 9120

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10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com

Bells Beach Christian Church 9.30am at the Surf Coast Shire Grant Pavilion Go to www.bbcc.com.au

WINCHELSEA 17th July Community Quilt Launch 10.30am at the Community House at 28 Hesse Street.

MONDAYS Winchelsea Toy Library 11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays) Call Carrie on 5266 1032 or email carrievanderpol@gmail. com

Winchelsea Community House 28 Hesse Street. Courses include Cert IV Youth Work, Floristry, Cooking-Hari Krishna, Intergration Aide, Cert IV Mental Health For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email education@winchhouse.org.au

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Robinson rips at Occy’s Grom Comp BY ALI DEANE SOME of the best junior surfers from the region made the annual northern pilgrimage to surf two of the major competitions of the year – Occy’s Grom Comp at Duranbah and the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head. The famous Coolangatta beach break dished up consistent and powerful four foot waves for the 10th edition of Occy’s Grom Comp, with a field that proved difficult to take down for our locals. Jan Juc’s India Robinson, 12, used intuition and surf knowledge to surf her way to second place in the under 14 finals in what was her first time surfing D’Bah, and the best result for our grommets. Robinson’s road to the final included two firsts

and a second in the semi final. “I was pretty nervous because they were all really good surfers,” she said. “I got a few good waves (in the final), then we got a bomb set out the back and I got thumped, but then I got a few reforms. “It feels so good to get second in my first international comp, I’m stoked!” Robinson went on to watch brothers Cody and Mickey compete in the Skullcandy at Lennox, which wraps up today. If all goes to plan, Cody, 16, will continue his dream run in the under 16s and challenge for a good result in the final. Robinson took out the under 14s in 2011, then known as the Rusty Gromfest.

“I’m pretty happy with it so far, it’s pretty good. I got a good score to start off the Occy, but then I couldn’t get a wave,” he said. “I’ve got through round four here, and now will be round five and a three man quarter. “I’ve surfed heaps up here, and Lennox is pretty much exactly like Jan Juc so it’s good.” Robinson said if he wasn’t competing, he’d be out surfing. Eyes are also on Xavier Huxtable, who will surf his under 12 final today, also undefeated at the Skullcandy so far. Barwon Heads’ Billy Harrison made Sunday’s quarter finals, and despite smashing out top scores to progress through round’s one and three, Zoe Clarke also bowed out in the quarter finals. Jan Juc’s India Robinson in action at the Wahu Surfers Groms comp at Ocean Grove, which she won in November. Photo: CAHILL BELL-WARREN

India Robinson (left) placed second in Occy’s Grom Comp at Duranbah, northern NSW, to Billy Maline (right). Third went to Ebony Wilson and Alyssa Lock came in fourth.

Cody Robinson is aiming for a good result in the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head today, where he is undefeated so far. Here Cody rips up a hefty Tasmanian slab during competition last year. Photo: ASP/ROBERTSON.

India Robinson was stoked with her result at Occys Grom Comp. Photo: MACFARLANE/BILLABONG.

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FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Whiting still being caught on the inshore reefs Plenty of Salmon still being caught all along the coast Gummy shark are still around Anglesea River has some nice sized bream as well as plenty of small stuff. For all the latest fishing news and all the right advice drop by and see us and we will do our best to get you out there, fishing productively with the right gear and the right bait. The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

APOLLO BAY Plenty of salmon off Wild Dog and a few off Marengo around the 2-3kg mark Couta and trevally are also being caught Those in boats are catching flathead, gummies and the odd seven gill Grass whiting and a few King George are still in the harbour There’s still bream and mullet to be had in the Barham and the Aire rivers. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay contact Steve or Jen; they will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS The Barwon River is producing trevally and some whiting.

TORQUAY Still some whiting being caught on inshore reefs Plenty of salmon being caught, Jan Juc is most popular Spring Creek is slow at the moment due to water levels. Remember the Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most current information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF St Leonards is still producing some whiting and the odd squid Swan Bay still has garfish in numbers Point Lonsdale is producing some reasonably sized salmon off the pier The White Lady is still seeing whiting and the odd squid being caught At the creek, trevally, mullet and salmon continue to be caught.

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CHILDREN across Victoria have a great opportunity to catch their first fish during the school holidays thanks to an extensive fish stocking program by the state government. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said almost 30,000 ready-to-catch rainbow trout had been released into more than 60 lakes across Victoria for the school holidays. “There are wonderful fishing spots across Melbourne and the rest of Victoria for kids to have their first fishing experience. “The waters stocked through the Family Fishing Lakes program have been selected because they are close to urban centres or regional towns, providing a great opportunity for children to get out there and learn about fishing.” Mr Walsh said Fisheries Victoria’s fish stocking program was a great way to encourage families to go fishing and a good use of recreational fishing licence revenue. “Most lakes provide easy access with a variety of fishing platforms and bank side tracks, making it even easier for families to head out to their favourite fishing spot this month.” The rainbow trout that are being released for the school holidays are advanced yearlings suitable to be caught immediately. Rainbow trout are a good option for children or those trying fishing for the first time, because they are relatively easy to catch and take a variety of baits and lures. Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres. At this time of year, trout cannot be taken from rivers. Lakes that may be of interest which have been stocked include

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future discussions to be held regarding the cost of fishing licences, how they should be funded and who should pay. Photos: If you have some real catches you want to send in, please forward them to the email address below, with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big Catch or online. Email photos to mybigcatch@ bigpond.com.

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Bowls club members to talk renovation BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Torquay Bowls Club will hold a special meeting on August 5 to deal with issues arising from the clubhouse renovations and small changes to the constitution. “Because we have many members away from Torquay at present, I would ask anyone who is a financial member and available to attend the meeting at the Angling Club on The Esplanade at 7.30pm to ensure we have sufficient numbers to deal with the business at hand,” club chairman Des Bruhn said. The Angling Club is becoming a de facto base

for the bowlers, with the regular Friday night happy hour held there. The board is also making arrangements for all levels of bowls to be catered for so there will be minimal disruption to the coming season. The builders have taken possession of the clubhouse, meaning members will no longer have access to the rooms until late December or early January when all is expected to return to normal. Mr Bruhn said thanks were due to members who had offered space to property manager Barry Butcher to store club equipment during site works. To accommodate an anticipated increase in demand for events after the redevelopment is

complete, a reservations database is being trialled by reservations manager Helen Haeberle as part of a revamp of the club website. The renovations will not stop the popular Twilight Bowls program, which is on again this year. Despite extra rinks being committed on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings, places are already nearly full. Interested teams should contact Gillian Pritchard on 5261 9157. Lyons Construction began site works on the $1.7 million project last month. The renovation is expected to be largely complete by Christmas.

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WITH ANGLESEA BOWLING CLUB THE last Saturday in June attracted 45 bowlers to participate in a highly competitive social afternoon of bowls in beautiful sunny conditions. Congratulations to the winners of the mixed pairs Dorothy Millard and Alex McPherson; and to the winners of the mixed triples Ken Mollison, Arthur Schmied and Heather Boyd. It was great to see our junior member Ben Rainford playing on the Monday during the school holidays with the men, and guess what – he was in the winning team. Well done Ben. We hope to see you on the green again soon. The other team members were Allan Fletcher (skipper), Clive Bosely and Harry Mann. Tuesday social bowls winners were Heather Campbell, Mary Porter and Betty Braley.

WINTER PROGRAMME The Anglesea Bowling Club invites experienced bowlers to participate in its winter programme (weather permitting) on: MONDAY Men’s bowls from 12.30pm commencing at 12.30pm TUESDAY Mixed bowls from 10.30am (bring your own lunch) SATURDAY Mixed bowls from 12.30pm. Contact the club by 9.30 am on 5263 1229 to register your name. Dress is neat casual.

BAREFOOT BOWLS For those wishing to come and try bowling, phone the club on 5263 1229 or 0499 856 613 to arrange a suitable time. Bowls will be supplied by the club together with some coaching at a cost of $10 per player for two hours – wear flat soled shoes.

HAPPY HOUR Are you looking for something to do on a wintery Friday afternoon? Come and join in the fun and frivolity at the Anglesea Bowling Club for a happy hour or two from 4.30pm onwards. You will be made most welcome. There was a good omen for the redevelopment of the Torquay Bowls Club, with a rainbow appearing overhead on Friday morning. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB WE HAD cold, windy and wet conditions this week and it started on Monday for the Ocean Spray Bowl. At least the ladies were able to stay dry but they have to contend with the wind and cold. The team from Kew took the Bowl home with some players being familiar with the course. Entry forms are now out for the Anglesea Surf Club Charity Day. The event is on August 10 with a shotgun start at 10.30am and a 4 ball format. Entry forms are on the web site and the cost to members is $25 and $50 for visitors. Bookings are still being taken for the Joe Camilleri events on July 19 and 20, as well as the President’s and Captain’s Dinner the following week on July 27. Details for both are on the web site.

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medal was a tie between Ann Stokes in Division 1 and Beatrice Stephens in Division 3 – both ladies scored nett 77 and will playoff next month. Helen Stewart won Division 2 with nett 78. Ann Stokes also scored the best gross and Dot Hermann had a great putting round with only 28 putts to win that competition. NTP winners were Margot Parton, Lyn Thompson and your scribe.

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Wednesday was Stableford for the men and they had the windy conditions for the week, before the cold and wet set in. The best score for the day was from Peter Hester in C Grade with 40 points. Geoff Lewtas won B Grade with 38 points on a count-back from Rob McDonald, Director Les Cooper won A Grade with 37 points and Eddie Brenner won the seniors with 32 points. NTP winners were Dave Woods, Uwe Morzinek, John Milton and Brent McDonald who actually scored a hole in one on the 13th for his NTP. The ladies had their monthly medal on Thursday and it was only the late starters that didn’t keep dry – though everyone was cold. The

The men played their medal on Saturday and had to contend with all the elements. Mario Tutone was the best for the day scoring 39 points to win the medal and A Grade. Hugh Pearce won C Grade with 38 points and Ray Heathcote won B Grade with 35 points on a count-back from Peter Parfitt. The ladies scores were quite a bit off the pace with Deg Hume having the best score with 29 points. NTP winners were Leigh Heazlewood, Errol Hutchesson, Paul Statham and John McLachlan, and Andrew Daffy scored an eagle on the 8th hole. It was a very small field on Sunday with many deciding to spend the day in front of a nice warm fire – I wish I’d done that! Richard Hammett was the best for the men with scoring 3 up, and Hugh Pearce was runner up with square. For the ladies Vida Brenner won with square and Claire Brennan was the next best with 1 down. NTP winners were Colin Foster, Claire Brennan, Lyn Macvean and Ross Duff. Enjoy your golf.

THE Torquay Golf Club once again hosted this month’s round of the vets/seniors competition and although quite a few of our members are away soaking up the sun in Queensland or enjoying that overseas holiday, it was still a strong field vying for the money. Ken Ballard stood out for the men this month, scoring 22 points for the 9 holes, while for the ladies it was Carole Mayne. The NTP winners were Mary Sweet and Ken Ballard. Congratulations to our ladies’ committee last week on a triumphant community services day held on Tuesday. Of course our lady members helped contribute more than just money, they donated their time to help with the stall, and they also donated prizes for raffles and items to sell. We thank them all on a wonderful effort which helped to raise $1000 each for their nominated three local charities. We also invited many other clubs to come and play, and by all accounts it was worth the visit as they spent up big on all the goodies. Thank you to all of those ladies that donated their time to make the day a huge success. It was not the only event on the day as the Irish 4BBB Stableford was also up for grabs, and the winning score of 113 went to the team of Linda Delandre, Maxine Flakemore, Marion Lyne and Kerin Galbally. NTPs to Karen Lindmayer (Queens Park GC), Barbara Delmenico (Ballarat GC) and Lyn (SWD). Frances Fraser (Ballarat GC)

took the jackpot. On Wednesday, Tee Montague with 40 points took out A grade. B grade went to Graeme Riches with a superb 45 points. Brett Duyvestyn had 41 points and won C grade while Noel Flakemore scored a respectable 39 points to take out D grade. Bob Gough won the seniors scoring 35 points. NTPs to Wayne Nitschke, Ian Chapple, David Hughes, Jim Newton and Ken Munro. Geoff Davie with a close shot got the jackpot. Robert Muffet took out Friday’s men’s competition with +2 on countback from Brian Conquest. NTPs to Ed Featherston, Robert Muffet and Bernadette Oliver. June Laidler won the ladies with -1. Paul Brunt had a good day winning the jackpot and also scoring an eagle on the 11th. Michael McKinnon took out Saturday’s A grade with 38 points. B grade winner Darren Bartlett had 39 points. Ken Munro won C grade scoring 40 points. Leslie Grayling won the seniors with 33 points. Congratulations to Sue Barnes on taking out the ladies with 38 points and scoring her first hole in one on the 17th. NTPs to Jon Zowa, John Calnin, Paul French, Tony Powell, Bob Gough, Sue Barnes and Jenni Cottrill. Peter Carey hit the jackpot. It was a good day to score an eagle as Errol Morris and Russell Stewart scored theirs on the 4th and Steve May had his on the 10th.

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THE SANDS TORQUAY LADIES THURSDAY: At the July Monthly Medal, in difficult conditions it was Linda Turner who handled the conditions best and came out on top with a score of 37 points and picked up both the 7th and 17th nearest the pins on the way. Also with a good score was Lynne Hyett with 36 points to take the runner-up prize. A group of six ladies from Murray Downs played in the daily competition. A good day was had by the visitors especially Shelley Wilkins who strode to the 13th tee with her 7 iron in hand and hit the sweetest shot up the hill. After several minutes of looking for her ball it was suggested that she look in the hole and guess what: there it was. Congratulations, Shelley, on your hole in one.

MEN’S Wednesday Par: Charlie Celi was the winner of A Grade with 2 up from Ray Hocking with square. While in B Grade, John Casboult was the winner with 2 up from Brian Walsh with square. The NTP on the 5th went to Gavin Sheahan and Billy Mitris won the NTP on the 13th. Saturday 4BBB Stableford: The winners were Andrew Stephens and Dennis Moore with 43 points from Damien Fiolet and Jason Cranny with 42 points. 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay Clubhouse: 5264 3333 Pro Shop: 5264 3307

WEEKEND RESULTS

FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM The NTPs went to Chris Calthorpe on the 5th, Peter Robinson on the 13thand John Giudice on the 17th.

HANDBURY TROPHY The 9th Handbury Trophy event was played on Saturday afternoon and with a field of 54 it was a closely contested event with 10 teams scoring 40 points or more. The winners were Rod Hyett and Christine Brackin with a score of 43 points followed by Peter and Merle Whitnall and Alex and Josie McMahon both with 42 points. The shot of the day was a wedge into the 3rd green by Paddy Handbury that disappeared into the hole for an eagle.

MEDLEYS Tuesday 9 Hole Stableford: The winner was Peter Cox with 19 points from Karin Wiese with 17 points. Sunday Par: Lee Walsh was the winner with 2 up from Ron Henderson with 1 up.

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PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB ANOTHER week has passed and for many of us that means another week of the usual - Tuesday or Wednesday golf, a bit of shopping, housework, the garden, a bit of TV and golf on Saturday and an outing with the family or visiting on Sunday, then, on to the next week. For some of your members at the club it has been a busy time. They have had their run of meetings all looking forward to the running of the Carnival of Golf. Entry forms have been designed to meet our needs. Printing was completed and much of the posting of entries to interested parties has been mailed. One meeting in full swing was to ensure the course is in top shape, another was developing a list of jobs for our volunteers to cover all the requirements of running a big carnival so that we best meet the needs of our members and visitors. Yet another group met to discuss the social aspects of the club and to examine how we are performing. The meals at the Bistro have been excellent and the front of house staff look great in their club uniform and perform their tasks with pleasant good humour. The bar staff has been on the ball and provide an interesting commentary on the raffles and the member’s draws on Wednesday and Friday club nights. We would love your contribution in any form. The size of your effort is not critical, what matters is that you did at least contribute!

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Stiglbauer 73(17). C grade Stephen Janson 71(19) countback from Mike Kerry 71(22). D grade Rodney Allen 67(27) from Ewen Cunningham 72(23) countback from Mick Reynolds 72(28). NTP 2nd Patrick Kuipers, 5th Luke Rust 17th Peter Steele and Pro Pin 18th Todd Somaz, trophy of the Day, Rodney Allen.

Ladies Stroke, June 29, 28 players Winner Margaret Holt 77(19) countback from Judy Dietrich 77(19) and Gweneth Bartlett 79 (22). Best Gross Sharon Powell 92 off the stick, NTP 5th Sharon Powell 17th Angels Kiely Pro Pin 2nd (second shot) Sharon Powell.

Men’s Par, July 2, 126 players A grade winner Lindsay Powell +3(9) from Doug Hill +2(14) and Norn Evans +1(12). B grade Ian Deller +3(18) from Ken Patterson +1 (17) Dean Clifford +1 (17) and Alan Hansen +1(17). C grade winner Bruce Whalley 0(22) from Barry Lincoln -1(24). D grade winner Ken Foxcroft +2(29) and Mick Reynolds 0(28). NTP 2nd Lindsay Powell 5th Kane McKenzie 17th Robert Stiglbauer.

Ladies 4BBB Par, July 3, 58 entrants

A grade winner Robbie White 71(2) from Luke Carracher 72(12) count-back from Andy Brough. B grade winner Dave Ash 71(15) from Robert

Winners Jean Pardy and Barbie Schwarz 5 countback from Mary Menzel and Margaret Holt 5 countback from Margaret Quick and Kathleen Howes 5. Nearest the Pins 5th Judy Dietrich, 17th Marian Keskinen. Pro Pin holes A grade Maureen Walsh B grade Joy McGregor.

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Take a swing at tennis strategy BY JAMES TAYLOR TENNIS players from across the G21 region have been asked to contribute to a 10-year plan for tennis infrastructure and programs. The G21 Regional Tennis Strategy has been jointly funded by the five councils, Sport and Recreation Victoria and Tennis Australia. The strategy is being developed by a specialist project team, with community consultation to ensure a clear picture is painted of tennis in the region. It is intended to address key challenges and barriers to the sport as well as the opportunities for future development and growth. According to G21, the region will grow by more than 70,000 residents over the next decade. There are already about 3,500 registered tennis players in the region. They are playing across 106 facilities and 455 courts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about a quarter of these are floodlit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but only seven per cent of venues provide eight or more courts in the one location. There are about 20 tennis coaches in the G21 region, but less than 20 clubs are actively involved in formal club development activities and programs. City of Greater Geelong mayor Keith Fagg said the strategy was an important document that would provide a valuable framework for the future of local tennis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tennis is a fantastic sport for people of all ages, and it is important that we continue to provide the infrastructure and support needed to help this sport to keep growing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a great mix of sports clubs in the City of Greater Geelong and tennis is a big part of that mix, with plenty of successful professional and social tennis clubs around the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I encourage all tennis participants to take a moment to contribute to this G21 strategy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the more input we get from the community the more we can be assured that we are planning appropriately. An online survey is available for tennis players, supporters and any interested local residents to participate in.â&#x20AC;? The short survey at g21.com.au will close at 5pm on July 26. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a draw to win two tickets to the 2014 Australian Tennis Open, courtesy of Tennis Australia.

The G21 Regional Tennis Strategy is looking for feedback from people like Annabelle, seen having a hit at the Barwon Heads Tennis Club.

BY ALI DEANE THE finals of the inaugural Surf Coast Touch Football competition series went down to the wire at Banyul Warri Fields on June 27. Nine teams battled it out over nine weeks in term two, but it was the Giants who were series winners after defeating the Untouchables in a close final match, 6-5. In the third and fourth position play-offs another close game saw Torquay rise to the top, with their 6-5 win over the Two Sharp Newbies.

Torquay player and series organiser Melanie Jackson said the finals were very close, with the Giants only scoring their last try in the final minutes of the game. Jackson said the series had been so successful, a second season would run in term three, and plans for a summer competition following that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had seniors, juniors and novices play this season. Touch football is such a social sport. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played for 20 years; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly like rugby, but without the tackles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Players came from a mixture of areas, and we

even had some parents and their kids play on the same team, which was really cool.â&#x20AC;? Jackson said touch could be a fast paced game if players are experienced, but inexperienced players and juniors could keep up and enjoyed being involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We welcome a range of standards, and we have three guys and three girls on the field at a time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes you struggle to get women to play, but in this series, we even had teams that were entirely made up of women.â&#x20AC;? Jackson said play involved â&#x20AC;&#x153;dump and runâ&#x20AC;?, with

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ball handling skills a key. The series last term was thanks to Rowena Frost and Dean Barker at the Surf Coast Shire, and Melanie Jackson. Registrations for term three are now open, with one more team needed for a competitive series. Individual players can also sign up and be allocated to a team. Games take place every Thursday night at 7.15pm and 8pm at Banyul Warri Fields, Torquay, starting on July 18. For more information, phone the Surf Coast Sport and Recreation Centre on 5261 4606 or email surfcoastsrc@surfcoast.vic.gov.au.

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Local clubs tackle the big issues BY DEAN WEBSTER LEISURE Networks have received more funding to roll out a program to help local clubs tackle the big issues. The VicHealth funded Healthy Sporting Environments Demonstration project, facilitated by Leisure Networks, aims to assist sporting clubs on their journey of cultural and structural change,. The program focuses on key health areas around the responsible use of alcohol, reduced tobacco use, safety, support and inclusion, injury prevention and management, healthy eating and UV Protection. Clubs participating in the program within the Surf Coast are the Torquay Netball Club, Modewarre Football and Netball Club, Winchelsea Football and

Netball Club and the Anglesea Junior Football and Netball Club. Leisure Networks chief executive officer Libby Mears said the region was known for its strong and vibrant sporting club culture, managed by dedicated volunteers who had put in hours of time to make these clubs a success, but negative experiences could make it harder for everyone. “Our work with clubs through the VicHealth Healthy Sporting Environments program is helping volunteers to make positive changes to their club so that everyone has a positive, fun experience when they participate in sport, whether it’s on the field, as a spectator or an umpire.” The free program provides one-on-one support from Leisure Networks staff.

Clubs identify what they are doing to promote health and look at ways to make their club even healthier. Ms Mears said sporting clubs were in a unique position to be leaders in promoting health within their community. “Clubs provide places where people make new friends, be part of a team, get some exercise and get involved in their communities. “However, they can be places where we see unhealthy behaviours like smoking, drunkenness, high consumption of fast foods and sometimes discrimination. “These are difficult issues to address for some clubs and it takes a real commitment to want to improve their environment.”

Torquay Netball Club president Laura Cole said the project was a fantastic opportunity to ensure the club has a healthy and welcoming environment. “The support from Leisure Networks is enthusiastic and very helpful, the program has been very beneficial to our club and has not cost us a cent.” Leisure Networks’ experience with clubs has shown that positive changes attract more members, and VicHealth research has shown that more people would be attracted to joining a sporting club if they felt it was going to be a welcoming and healthy environment. All clubs taking part in the Healthy Sporting Environment program receive formal recognition of their efforts. Head to leisurenetworks.org for more information.

The Geelong under 14s state side was stoked after winning the title for the first time in eight years.

Geelong undefeated at winter state championships BY ALI DEANE SIX games, two days and a massive 69 runs on the scoreboard led a dominant Geelong under 14s state side to Winter State Championships glory last weekend in Ballarat. The team, made up of top players from clubs across the region, got off to a strong start in game one when Dylan Marsh from the East Belmont Saints smashed his second pitch for a huge home run.

It was the first of eight home runs belted by Geelong for the series including a further two for Dylan Marsh, three for Kyle Morrison (Newport Rams) and two for Brock Wells (Guild Lions). Geelong Baseball Association U14 executive officer Simon Marsh said to score 69 runs over just six games was fantastic. “The team was very happy, it was a great team, and overall a fantastic team effort. “The defining moment came in game two when we took on the reigning champions Ringwood.

“Backed by some great pitching by Brock Wells, and some awesome team batting, we took the game 11-4.” Geelong dominated the remainder of the twoday competition with aggressive hitting, unmatched pitching, and a total of 60 stolen bases. Despite finishing second and third on many occasions, it was the first time in eight years that Geelong had taken the title – the competition has been dominated by Ringwood and Dandenong. Baseball is mid-way through its winter season,

with finals approaching in late August. Summer season will start in late September/early October. Tryouts for the under 16 Winter Championship squad will take place tomorrow at 6.30pm at Guild Baseball Club, Grovedale, with the U16 Winter Championship to run in Wangaratta on July 27-28. Young players can get involved through Rally Cap (age six and above), T-ball and baseball programs at local clubs. Head to geelongassociation.baseball.com.au for more or phone Simon Marsh on 0410 271 891.

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