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AUSTRALIA DAY Patriotic party or just another holiday?

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Drivers give new Link the tick Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Lynn Bowden said Peninsula Link was expected to bring improved access to the peninsula for visitors, and improved cross-peninsula travel and travel to the city for residents. “The shire will have in place additional traffic measures on local roads on the southern peninsula to be utilised in anticipation of increased traffic flow on Australia Day,” Cr Bowden said. Over the Australia Day weekend, the shire recommended McCrae and Rosebud residents exited the freeway at either of the two Dromana exits to avoid potential congestion at Jetty Road. Peninsula Link is expected to cost $2.8 billion over 25 years and will be maintained by Lend Lease. By Monday, the new freeway had already experienced its first road accident and freeway walls and signage had been extensively graffitied. ■ See pages 5, 7.

A Mornington resident travelling to Dandenong shaved 15 minutes from his trip. At a surprise news conference last Wednesday, Premier Ted Baillieu announced the opening of the freeway. He said 50,000-60,000 motorists were expected to use the road each day, removing 30 per cent of traffic from major arterials such as the Moorooduc and Nepean highways. The Weekly understands that as a result of this prediction, VicRoads is exploring the viability of narrowing or closing lanes and lowering speeds on the Nepean Highway. Mornington Peninsula Shire has implemented a traffic management plan for the Mornington Peninsula Freeway following the opening of Peninsula Link. The shire-commissioned Peninsula Link Impacts Study conducted last year found that while no significant traffic change patterns were expected to emerge, queuing at Jetty Road once Peninsula Link opened could be expected as previous bottlenecks on the Moorooduc Highway through Frankston and Moorooduc were bypassed.

PENINSULA Link was opened to traffic at 5.15 on Friday morning and by 9am the Mornington Peninsula was buzzing with motorists’ stories of time saved in the morning peak. The long-awaited 27-kilometre freeway connects Carrum Downs to Mt Martha. A Lysterfield resident, who travelled to the peninsula on Friday morning, said she slashed 11 minutes from her trip but would use the Nepean Highway if roads into Mornington were busy when students returned to school. ‘‘I added four kilometres to my trip because the freeway is not direct. I can imagine when school starts there will be a lot of traffic on Bungower Road, Mornington-Tyabb Road and Bentons Road because they all have single lanes into Mornington,’’ she said. A Carrum Downs man, who got on at Frankston-Dandenong Road, said he saved 10 minutes from his usual trip on the Moorooduc or Nepean highways to Mornington. ‘‘Both are a nightmare, so I love Peninsula Link,’’ he said.

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How can Peninsula Link’s wind-activated sculpture [pictured] be titled The Tree of Life when it stands in an area of thoughtless devastation where living trees were cut down, many of which were homes to precious wildlife. The ‘tree of death’, more like it. The construction of Peninsula Link has caused death and destruction to beautiful flora and fauna, all to save humans a little time. I think of the sculpture as a tombstone reminding me of the loss. Who else is mourning with me? L R Cater, Langwarrin

The so-called artwork on the new Peninsula Link freeway at the junction by the Peninsula Private Hospital at Cranbourne Road on the border of Langwarrin and Frankston East is a driverdistracting danger. I can see many rear-enders occurring as drivers look at the moving head of the sculpture and are distracted among the traffic lights. I’ve already witnessed near-collisions due to this sculpture. Jeremy Rodseth (via web)

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in 2014, which has been their plan for years, and then the Victorian government, which of course means the taxpayers, will have to foot the bill for the Hasting plant’s decommissioning and demolition.


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Re: Single parents protest It’s a bloody joke. I have three teenagers to raise on my own. I am losing around $250 a fortnight. I work part-time, would love to work full-time but no work is available. The cost of raising children goes up as they get older, not down. I don’t know what I am going to do. I can’t afford much of anything these days. Well done to Julia Gillard! I voted for her because one of her pledges was to increase all these payments. Yeah right, and they wonder why there are so many homeless and suicides. Sharon (via web)

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MORE valuable tourism dollars are expected to head down the newly opened Peninsula Link freeway. Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board executive chairwoman Tracey Cooper said Peninsula Link would make the peninsula more accessible for day trippers. ‘‘I think it is going to make it much more accessible for people who want to come down for the day to explore the wineries and beaches and our marketing campaigns will certainly be trying to attract that market.’ ‘‘It will make the peninsula more attractive for conferences, which would improve profitability midweek.’’ Mrs Cooper said the tourism board would be monitoring visitor numbers over the next 12 months. ‘‘We will be assessing visitor num-

bers and talking with local businesses and event operators, but it will take a year before we have those figures,’’ she said. ‘‘Accessibility is one of the key things that makes a destination attractive and it will also make it better for locals, including tourism operators and business owners. The tourism board would use exit numbers for Peninsula Link on brochures and in other media as a way of enticing visitors to different areas. Mornington Peninsula Shire economic development manager Shane Murphy said Peninsula Link would help attract more short-term visitors. ‘‘We are predominantly a short-stay holiday destination, so this will make it easier for people to get here from Melbourne, not just during summer but all year round. ‘‘Our marketing will focus on attracting people during the winter

months and spreading the tourism dollar over the whole year. ‘‘We will endeavour to spread the benefits across the whole peninsula and will be working with the local tourism bodies and chambers to ensure this happens.’’ Mr Murphy said the shire had already conducted extensive studies on the impact of the freeway, especially relating to traffic congestion. ‘‘We think everything will be fine, but on popular beach days Peninsula Link and other roads will struggle. ‘‘Our research has shown you can have a one-off perfect beach day where everyone wants to come at once, but the weather is variable so this won’t be the case every weekend. ‘‘Our traffic teams will be monitoring this and economically we will be checking with our local chambers and other businesses to find out what impact it has had.’’


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Well prepared SES and CFA teams from Frankston, Hastings and the Mornington Peninsula travelled the length of Peninsula Link last Wednesday night. Frankston SES controller Brian McMannis said it gave the emergency services teams the opportunity ‘‘to have a look over the road before it opened’’. ‘‘That way if fires, accidents or storm damage happens along the road we will know where we can turn the emergency vehicles around. It was definitely worthwhile and it was really interesting driving on a major freeway like that before it opened,’’ Mr McMannis said.

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Steel workers brace for tough road ahead BY SAMANTHA ROBIN

Uncertain future: BlueScope Steel worker Shane Burd weighs up his options after the recent announcement of job cuts. Picture: Wayne Hawkins


AS the Hastings community deals with the impact of more job losses, BlueScope Steel workers are weighing up their options. Last week, the company announced 170 jobs would be shed over the next few months, leaving many workers with uncertain futures. Shane Burd, who has been with the company 20 years, said it was a ‘‘pretty grim’’ atmosphere at the plant. ‘‘We all watch the television and read the newspapers, we know what the job market is like out there for people in the manufacturing industry,’’ he said. ‘‘The last job cuts were hard, but I think these ones are even harder.’’ He said there were still workers from the last round of redundancies looking for work. ‘‘People think they can just go and get a job on the mines, but the mining industry can afford to be picky.’’ Mr Burd said more people were leaving the peninsula to find work.


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‘‘I moved here for work and built a life for myself and my family here, as have a lot of the workers. My wife is concerned about me but she is also concerned about the other families. A lot of the people have become close

‘If there aren’t enough people willing to take voluntary redundancies, there will be forced redundancies.’ —Shane Burd friends and socialise outside of work so we are all feeling it at the moment.’’ Workers had been offered voluntary redundancies, with expressions of interest due by Friday this week. ‘‘It’s not an easy process, people have to discuss it with the family and speak to the banks as well as looking at their employment prospects. If there aren’t enough people willing to take voluntary redundancies, there will be forced redundancies.’’ Mr Burd said he had

seen the workforce at BlueScope drop from 2500 people when he started at the plant, to less than 500, which has had a flow-on effect for Hastings. ‘‘There is a lot of concern around employment opportunities, some of these people have been out of the job market for 20 or 30 years. Even though they are highly skilled, their skills aren’t transferable so they can’t just go and get another job easily.’’ Hastings MP Neale Burgess said he had written to Premier Ted Baillieu to seek urgent assistance for affected workers. ‘‘While BlueScope has confirmed that it has taken this course of action due to a reduction in worldwide demand for steel, the announcement is bitterly disappointing for the workers themselves and our local community.’’ Mr Burgess said the Port of Hastings development was now even more vital. ‘‘It has never been more important that the development of the Port of Hastings be fast-tracked, and that is exactly what the Coalition government is doing.’’


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Link paves the way for home buyers BY MELISSA WALSH MORNINGTON Peninsula real estate agents say Peninsula Link is already attracting potential buyers into the local market. They say prices have remained stable in the peninsula and there was increased interest from non-locals. Honor Baxter, director of Honor Baxter Mornington, said the newly opened freeway would continue to make the area, particularly the coastline, more desirable. ‘‘We already have a lot of people that commute and it will make it a lot easier for people to work in the city and live down here,’’ Ms Baxter said. ‘‘I think we have seen an effect already because prices haven’t dropped along this coastline as much as they have in other areas of Melbourne. It has remained fairly consistent. A lot of the agents in Melbourne are saying prices have come down by 20 per cent but here our prices have dropped only by about 5 per cent. I think it will have a strong effect,

particularly in the Safety Beach and surrounding area, as it’s easy to jump on the freeway from there.’’ Blue Water Bay Mornington director Kathy Netherclift said she had already noticed a change of demographic. ‘‘It used to be locals but now about 30 per cent more inspections are by of out-oftowners. We have noticed this increase in the past two months. More non-locals are buying into the area with the easier access back to town. Our activity level has picked up so much in the past three months and we are hoping that with the new confidence, prices are on the rise again,’’ Ms Netherclift said. Kayn Luff, director of Conley Luff Mornington, agreed there had been a marked increase in activity in the past few months. ‘‘We have noticed increased activity of city buyers to the area. It [Peninsula Link] has stabilised the prices here. The full extent of the effect it will have is hard to tell but there are more buyers here and a bit more confidence in the market,’’ Mr Luff said.

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Rye Beach Discharged from a barge located 200metres from the Rye Pier (subject to weather conditions). 9.00pm to 9.30pm Please ensure your pets are secured during this time

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Police on the prowl in peninsula crackdown BY SANDRA BULL A SIX-week police blitz has kicked off on the Mornington Peninsula in time for the busy Australia Day weekend. Operation Limit — launched on Friday — is aimed at reducing road trauma, which accounted for 75 Victorian road deaths in the first three months of last year. The operation runs across 16 high-risk police service areas that have had increased road trauma during this period over the past five years. The areas include Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong, Casey, Yarra Ranges, Melbourne and Geelong. Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing Robert Hill said the first three months of the year were high-risk periods for road trauma in the state and it was

‘Remember that driving takes 100 per cent concentration, 100 per cent of the time.’ —Robert Hill important not to become complacent. “While we’ve just recorded the fifth consecutive record low road toll and we’re currently 11 below the toll compared with the same time last year, we know how quickly things can change,” Mr Hill said. During the operation, police from the highway patrol, road policing drug and alcohol section, heavy vehicle unit and solo unit will run booze/drug buses and satellite patrols, BlueNet police cars with automatic number plate recognition,


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on- and off-road motorcycle patrols and speed checks. The focus will be high-risk offences that are known to contribute to road trauma — speeding, impairment (drink and drug driving and fatigue management), driver distraction and seatbelts. “We know when people head home from holidays they start thinking about returning to work and school and sadly these distractions often manifest in tragedy on our roads,’’ Mr Hill said. “Remember that driving takes 100 per cent concentration, 100 per cent of the time.’’ He advised drivers planning to use the newly opened Peninsula Link freeway to take their time. “Familiarise yourself with the road and be prepared for other drivers to be adapting to the new conditions too.”

Rising star Mt Eliza youngster Marlon Harrison’s skills impressed onlookers and earned him second place in the under-10s section of last Saturday week’s Piping Hot Micro Groms surfing event in Jan Juc. The developmental program was designed to introduce young Victorian surfers to competition and give coaches the opportunity to discover and foster new talent.


It’s carnival time in Rosebud and Rye THE Rosebud and Rye carnivals are once again operating on the foreshore, bringing pleasure to many children — and adults — this summer. Icons of the seaside Mornington Peninsula towns, the carnivals have been entertaining locals and visitors for generations. They are once again in full swing and will run every day from 6-11pm until January 27. Thrill seekers can get their kicks from the roller-coasters and other death-defying rides, while the younger ones are able to enjoy the more sedate attractions. The carnivals, run by Wittinglow Amusements, prove to be popular every year. The Rosebud carnival caters for children aged 12 and under, while the Rye carnival is aimed at teenagers and older children. For more pictures of Frankston and the peninsula, go to Pictures of the Month at peninsulaweekly

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MELBOURNE Rebels players Ged Robinson and Scott Fuglistaller helped at a sports clinic at a camp for teenage diabetics at Somers last week. About 50 teens living with type 1 diabetes attended the week-long camp with the sports clinic aimed at inspiring them to incorporate exercise into daily life. Robinson said: ‘‘I have two brothers who have diabetes, so I know how important these camps are for teenagers. ‘‘I want to inspire these young people and make them feel that the world is at their feet.” Diabetes camps give people the opportunity to meet and form friendships with others who face the similar challenges associated with living with diabetes. These challenges include regular finger-prick testing, four daily insulin injections (about 1460 a year) or managing new electronic insulin pump technology. The camps are organised by Diabetes Camps Victoria, a consortium which includes Diabetes Australia – Vic, the Royal Children’s Hospital and Southern Health. For more pictures around Frankston and the peninsula go to Pictures of the Month at



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Weather forecaster a man for all seasons BY LEE OPITZ IT’S a tough job being a weather forecaster. Not only are your predictions treated with a healthy scepticism, it’s likely there’ll be plenty of bagging if you get it wrong, and no recognition if you get it right. Nevertheless, the Mornington Peninsula’s own long-range weather forecaster Frank Chitty says he enjoys the challenge. A self-taught meteorologist, astrologist, physicist and cosmologist, Mr Chitty says he has always been fascinated by the sky and planets. ‘‘I remember when I was about three my father grabbing hold of me as I was going down the back steps of our house to stop me from falling because I was too busy looking up at the moon and the stars,’’ the 78 year old recalled. ‘‘It goes way back. We’ve got scientists and astronomers in the family, and we found out that we were related to Charles Darwin.’’ Family circumstances prevented him from pursuing formal studies, but as a boy he was fortunate to get some lessons through corresponding


two of Australia’s best — Inigo Jones, and Lennox Walker and his son Hayden. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge the young Frank studied and learned, fuelling his passion for all things to do with the cosmos. Like Jones and Walker, Mr Chitty believes the planets, their magnetic fields and sun spots play a major part in determining our weather weather on earth. While others dispute the hypothesis, arguing only the relationship between the sun and the earth determines patterns, an 80 per cent accuracy for long-range predictions isn’t a bad hit rate. ‘‘The more sun spots there are, the more particles there are, more moisture forms, causing wetter weather. Right now, there aren’t a lot of sun spots,’ Mr Chitty said. In 1963, he published his first prediction in The Age, and later appeared in The Sun. Famously, two years before the 2000 Sydney Olympics Mr Chitty predicted rain would fall on the three days before to the opening ceremony, and the exact temperature on the day (19 degrees). In 2001, he predicted Australia’s 10-year

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Hot and cold: Frank Chitty enjoys the forecasting challenge. drought, saying it would peak in 2008. He says there will be another in 2016 that will last three or four years and by 2035, the planet will begin a cooling period. For the rest of this year, it will be a drier winter and a wetter than normal spring.

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Nowadays he’s a favourite with brides hoping to pick a perfect day for their wedding and farmers planning the best time to plant their crops. ‘‘I don’t do it for money. I just enjoy the challenge,’’ Mr Chitty said.



Hospital forced to extend bed closure BY SAMANTHA ROBIN FEDERAL government funding cutbacks have prompted Frankston Hospital to temporarily close some of its short-stay beds to save cash. Peninsula Health spokesman John Jukes said the hospital was being prudent about saving funds. ‘‘This is an extension of our regular Christmas closure and is a direct result of the savings program,’’ he said. Mr Jukes said the hospital closed its shortstay beds every year over the Christmas period and usually reopened them in January. This year they will remain closed until Easter. ‘‘We are putting a number of smaller saving measures in place in order to meet the new targets,’’ he said. ‘‘These beds are only used for people who have to spend a very short time in hospital.’’ He said the bed closure would not sacrifice patient care. ‘‘In order to get people through the emer-

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Help in a heartbeat, thanks to a new app BY SANDRA BULL DEDICATED dad Troy Westley’s concern for his family resulted in him creating an innovative free app to help people protect their loved ones — and themselves. ‘‘CareMonkey is like the Facebook of family health and safety, but more secure,’’ the Mt Eliza resident said. ‘‘Our mission is to make people safer by sharing health information.’’ Mr Westley was running the Victorian region of Google ‘‘when I realised I wasn’t doing a good job of looking after my family’’. ‘‘I was going through the filing cabinet at home and pulled out my stepson Taylor’s asthma plan. I thought, what’s the use of it being there — it should be given to people who may need it.’’ Mr Westley and wife Lorna have seven children between them, aged from 19 years to 12 months. One of them, Bailey, 13, has four allergy triggers, including penicillin. By storing Bailey’s health details in CareMonkey’s secure database, they can choose to share it

with people who may need to know about his allergies. While it’s not a full health history, key information such as allergies, medication, safety alerts and instructions, emergency contacts and immunisation records can be stored and shared with people who may need these details in an emergency. These include sports coaches, colleagues, parents holding sleepovers and schools. People without health conditions can still benefit from the web-based technology. A keen cyclist, Mr Westley, rides weekly with a group of fellow enthusiasts. ‘‘I realised if there was an accident, none of them would know who to call.’’ Many families with elderly parents also used the free service to keep track of often-changing medication and medical conditions. Mr Westley said the Australian Lung Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis NSW, Asthma Australia, The Epilepsy Centre and Crohn’s & Colitis Australia strongly supported the benefits offered by secure, easily shared information to trusted carers and had signed up as partners.

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Swamp activist hails tribunal win BY SAMANTHA ROBIN A DEDICATED activist for the Tootgarook Swamp has had a win over the Mornington Peninsula Shire at a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing. Rosebud resident Cameron Brown claimed that a 41-dwelling development in Rosebud West on the site of the swamp had an invalid planning permit assigned by the shire. The council originally applied to have the application struck out, which was rejected by the tribunal. Following the hearing on November 28 last year, the VCAT ruled that by the end of 2012 all works on the land should cease and there should be no discharge of ground or surface water from the subject land into Chinaman’s Creek or the Tootgarook Wetlands. It also ordered that works associated with the subdivision and development of the land must not recommence until a relevant planning permit was obtained by the developer.

If a planning permit for the subdivision is not issued by June 30, the owner will be required to remove any existing services and infrastructure and the land returned to its original state prior to start of development. Later this month a hearing will decide what costs are to be awarded to Mr Brown, unless a satisfactory amount can be negotiated between both parties. Mr Brown said it was a tremendous milestone for the community. ‘‘It goes some way to returning the community’s rights to have a say on the development and exposes some of the many questionable planning practices that have been applied to the Tootgarook Swamp precinct,’’ he said. ‘‘We will not allow this to continue, as our legal action has demonstrated and will be pressing for appropriate consequences.’’ The decision is expected to have implications for the shire, which recently approved the wetlands to be nominated for Ramsar recognition as an internationally important wetland.

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Ovo’s sound man comes full cirque when he was growing up, was working as a freelancer after finishing school when he heard that Cirque du Soleil was recruiting a new technical team for a resident show in Macau. After a ‘‘stilted telephone conversation’’ and interview with a panel of five in Sydney, Hammond joined the Cirque du Soleil team as an entry-level sound engineer six years ago. He credits his employers with helping him fasttrack to his current position. ‘‘They’ve been very supportive of young talent and people’s objectives and where they’d like to go, and they’ve given us the tools to reach those goals,’’ he says. Performing an average of 10 shows a week means the cast and crew have formed a kind of family, according to artistic director Marjon van Grunsven. ‘‘It’s really a community of 126 people in total that travel together,’’ she says. For Hammond, a stint in Melbourne is a nice bonus. ‘‘To have the opportunity to join a show like Ovo and to bring the show through my home town is a real dream.’’ Ovo is on at the Docklands until March 24.

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A MAN has been charged following an alleged glassing attack at Hastings in which the victim required microsurgery to repair wounds to his face. Detective Leading Senior Constable Darren Sherre, of Hastings police,said a Hastings man, 21, was charged on January 16 with intentionally causing serious injury, assault and assault with a weapon. The incident happened about 12.30am on January 12 at the King Street bus stop in Hastings. A clean-up crew was required to remove the extensive trail of blood left behind from the attack. The victim was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for serious facial injuries which police believe were inflicted with a broken glass bottle.

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A day that unites us all It’s beer and barbies, mates and families, new citizens, parades, honours and flag waving. But are we becoming more patriotic, or is Australia Day just a day off work? The Weekly team asks residents what it means to them. ecords show that the earliest celebration to mark the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia in 1788 was held about 30 years later in Sydney. But it wasn’t until the country’s bicentenary that the rest of us joined up for a national public holiday on January 26 to commemorate ‘our’ special day. But just what does the day mean in a country where flag waving and chants of ‘‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi’’ at sporting events are considered by many as the only acceptable displays of national pride? Or are we no longer embarrassed to say how great we are, and what a fantastic place we live in? A poll of passersby in Mornington and Frankston showed it is mostly the latter. Morgan Sando of Bittern said that as a student of history he had always loved this nation, our freedom and way of life. ‘‘To me, Australia Day is more important than my birthday. My parents came here as immigrants from India and Spain and when you see what is going on in the world, you know how lucky we are to be in a safe place,’’ Mr Sando said. ‘‘I joined the army the day I turned 17 and transferred to the navy when I was 19 because I always believed that it’s better to serve than be served, and it was my way of giving back to a nation for what it had done for me.’’ Asked to describe an Aussie, Mr Sando promptly replied ‘‘purple’’. ‘‘One word. We are multicultural,’’ he said. Illustrating the point, new Australian citizens and friends English-born Niamh Pillinger and Yazmine Lomax from Ireland say the day is a chance to celebrate our national identity and embrace what makes us Australian. The girls, who now live in Mt Martha and Mornington, describe an Aussie as someone who is ‘‘nice, approachable and with a friendly attitude’’. ‘‘It’s a Steve Irwin cliche. Everyone here is a mate, very easy going and outdoorsy. I don’t handle the heat very well though,’’ Ms Pillinger said. But Dromana resident Les Littlejohn said he didn’t like the jingoistic tub thumping that goes on about being Australian. ‘‘We’re not that different to everyone else. Regardless of this image of the rugged Aussie bushman, 90 per cent of the population live in the suburbs,’’ he said. ‘‘People go on about Holden cars, kangaroos and meat pies. John Howard used to go on about Aussie mateship, does that mean Germans don’t have friends? Australians are just like everyone else; they raise families and work for a living. I usually take it [Australia Day] as any other day.’’



Family fun: Terry Cox (centre), 76, will be running with nine family members in the Mornington Peninsula Australia Day fun run. But there are plenty of Australians who love to mark Australia Day, with communities around the country organising activities, with neighbourhood barbecues, parades and firework displays among the favourites. Flag-raising ceremonies, citizenship awards and rousing renditions of Advance Australia Fair (hummed if not sung) round out the official part of the day. City of Frankston Bowling Club embraces the day with gusto, with a flag-raising ceremony, lunch and concert. Member John Crook said there were 21 nationalities represented in the club’s 250-strong membership, and it was keen to attract more ethnic groups to get involved.

‘We’re not that different to everyone else. Regardless of this image of the rugged Aussie bushman, 90 per cent of the population live in the suburbs.’ — Les Littlejohn ‘‘I think this shows that we are a microcosm of Australian society.’’ Perhaps a rare exception, Frankston Council does not organise events for Australia Day, instead holding the Waterfront Festival on the weekend prior. Many residents from Frankston, however, travel to the peninsula for Australia Day celebrations, including the popular street parade in Mornington. Mornington Peninsula Shire Australia Day committee chairwoman Anne Shaw said the shire had increased its funding for activities in recent

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years, in line with increased popularity in the day’s events. ‘‘More people are attending events each year and more and more sponsors and volunteers are getting involved. The number of people who come out on the day as a family with their kids is fantastic because we should all be very proud to be in this great country,’’ Cr Shaw said. ‘‘For me, one of the highlights is the citizenship ceremony. I am a sixth generation Australian and I think it is a good time for us to remember that other than our indigenous people, we all came here. It is a great day to celebrate our multiculturalism and diversity and how lucky we are to live in a place that is peaceful and has so many opportunities.’’ Others, like 76-year-old Terry Cox of Rosebud, look for a more novel way to celebrate. Mr Cox will take part in a fun run from Safety Beach to the Rosebud soundshell. And making this year’s effort particularly special, the former Olympian and marathon runner will be joined by family members on the course. ‘‘I am absolutely a proud Australian, it is a very special day for me,’’ he said. ‘‘Running is a team effort in our family and this year there will be 10 of us running together.’’ Social analyst David Chalke, however, believes we still have a way to go and that while the Australian flag can be found flying around the place, our patriotism has plateaued. ‘‘There is less faith in politicians at the moment and that is contributing to the decreased interest in patriotism,’’ he said. Mr Chalke of Tyabb said while we had never been as patriotic as Americans, patriotism had changed over time. ‘‘It has increased since the self-loathing that there was in the Vietnam years and post-Gough Whitlam years. We’ve been top dog at the cricket

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and we’ve had economic success over the years that has built the sense of belief that we are the lucky country.’’ Mr Chalke said increased patronage at Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services was proof that Australians were clinging to the past more than ever. Weekly reporter Brad McGrath says Australia Day becomes more significant when you are overseas. “It is honestly my favourite day of the year. There is nothing I enjoy more than having a barbecue with a few mates and downing a few beers. With the hot summer sun shining down, you can’t go wrong in a pair of shorts and thongs. It is a stark contrast to an Australia Day I celebrated overseas. Staring out of the window while the snow fell in London on January 26, 2009 made me pine for home,” the Mornington resident said. “A famous Australian pub in the United Kingdom, The Walkabout, was just around the corner so my friend and I ventured down. We immediately felt at home, surrounded by intoxicated men in green and gold, girls shivering in their skimpy outfits and VB flowing freely. “Australia Day is the day of the year when there are no social barriers, no different classes. ‘‘We unite under the one banner. We stand together under the Australian flag and celebrate how lucky we are to be living in such a fantastic country.’’

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Australia Day: Mornington Peninsula residents and visitors are spoilt for choice on Saturday for events and activities, ranging from Mornington’s Main Street parade (5-6.15pm) to the Weeklysponsored fireworks at Mornington and Rye (9-9.30pm, subject to weather). For details on all events, call the shire’s community and special events team on 1300 850 600 or go to Bingo fun: Bingo at Rosebud Memorial Hall is cheap entertainment at just $4 per book for 30 games with the linked game of Big Bucks Bingo at $2 per ticket a game. Bingo and big bucks bingo are played at 1pm every Wednesday, presented by Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Rosebud. Details: Ron Cooper, 5986 5049. Open day: Rosebud CFA, at 99 Boneo Road, is holding an open day from 10am-2pm on Sunday, March 3 to show off its new pumper bought with donations from sponsors and the public. Fire trucks and equipment will be displayed and visitors can enjoy a sausage sizzle. Park next door on the grassy area. Cupcake class: Frankston branch of the Cake Decorators Association of Victoria has cupcake workshop demonstration fron noon-3pm on Saturday, February 2 at Uniting Church Hall, 86 Karingal Drive, Karingal, when Pam Archibald will pass on lots of

Tootgarook Probus: Tootgarook Combined Probus Club meets at the Tootgarook Community Hall, corner of Barry and Darvall streets, at 9.30am on the second Tuesday of each month. There are speakers and activities. New members welcome. Details: Jane, 5985 6542. Tall tiles: Mt Eliza Mah Jong Club meets twice weekly, at 9.30am and 7pm each Monday, in the Village Neighbourhood Centre, Canadian Bay Road. Experienced and novice players welcome. Details: 9787 4002. Read up: A new book club will meet at 10.30am on Thursday, February 7 at The Open Door, 13 Grange Road, Mornington. Details: Lucy, 5973 5138.

Get Involved Activity: Visiting frail or isolated older people at their homes. Details: Christmas is not the only time of the year when people feel the need for human contact. The Wesley Mission is seeking volunteers in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula who can spend an hour or two each week having coffee and a chat with older people as part of the Wesley Do Care program. Contact: Wesley Mission Do Care and Homeshare aged care and support services’ southern region team leader Blanche Quilliam on 9794 3062.

Gardener wanted: Southern Peninsula Community Care seeks a volunteer gardener at its Rosebud sites. Details: Mary, 5986 5255.

Association meets at 10am on Tuesday, February 5 in Mornington. New members welcome. Bring a plate. Details: 9787 7106.

BERG bees: Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group holds regular working bees for Balcombe Estuary reserves. Details: 0447 160 288.

Barefoot bowls: Rosebud Bowls Club on the foreshore, Point Nepean Road, has barefoot bowls from 5pm each Friday. Details: Peter, 5982 2463.

Breastfeeding: The peninsula group of the Australian Breastfeeding Step up: Line-dancing is at St Peter’s Church hall, Albert Street, Mornington, at 10am each Tuesday. Details: June, 5975 0118.

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Day at the races: Pick a winner while enjoying a picnic under the trees in a relaxed family atmosphere at the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club, Coolart Road, Bittern, on Saturday. The club has a proud history dating back to 1863 and its Australia Day racing events are always popular. Gates open at 10am and the first race is at 1pm. Admission: Adults, $10, concession, $8, under-18s, admitted free. For more information, go to

Classical concert: Join the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne at St John’s Anglican Church, Sorrento, at 3pm on Sunday. Hear a diverse program ranging from Vivaldi to Bach, Mozart and Paganini by the German ensemble. Tickets: $35 per person. Bookings are preferred to the parish office at Rye (5985 1399) or Jackn’Andy’s, Melbourne Road, Sorrento (5984 4577).

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Bite of the big apple on the peninsula Haydn Godony finds a touch of Manhattan in Mornington anhattan has added a dash of city style to Mornington and raised the gourmet profile of the Barkly Street region. A substantial investment in time, effort and quality has converted the former haberdashery, between Beaches and The Cheesecake Shop, into a trendy, tempting, tasty Italianinclined eatery. The months of work leading to the opening was a labour of love for co-owner Rose Mimmo. “I wanted this place to be something I’m proud of. Whether it’s staff or diners, I want everyone to feel part of Manhattan. That is what I have aimed to create,” Mimmo said. “Relax, enjoy good food, have a laugh. We’re here to build a good relationship for years to come. ‘‘There’s no crammed tables, when you’re here, you’re special.’’


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Beyond the full-length deck, the simply furnished eatery displays a dozen circular marble-top tables contrasting with black bentwood chairs, cabinets and cupboards. The hardwood floor is polished to deep-gloss. The filigree-walled mezzanine looks down on freshly painted beige walls and a few carefully placed prints. The ceiling is a somewhat spectacular surprise. In the kitchen, Mimmo’s younger brother Angelo Branca co-chefs with Hailey Garrat to present an Italianinfluenced menu with main courses hovering around $35. The meatballs are made to Mimmo’s grandmother’s recipe, bread and bagels are made in-house while regional produce, such as cheeses, are selectively chosen. “All our ingredients are top line. Our olive oil comes from Sheppar-

ton. The olives are top Sicilian,” Branca said. Mains include eye fillet, rib eye and a vegetarian parmagiana. The crispy-skinned duck breast is served on a pan-juice infused blood orange and pine-nut risotto then finished with a delicate blood orange and brandy reduction. Six specialty pasta dishes contend for the peninsula’s finest aldente durham. The fettuccine mare monte combines fresh prawns, Moreton Bay bugs and calamari, pan-seared with spinach, herbs and cherry tomatoes spiked with chilli-infused olive oil. Manhattan offers an exciting new dine-out option and a fresh spot for a classy cake and coffee at 2/55 Barkly Street, Mornington. Plans are in the pipeline to introduce some small-scale live music. Details: 5976 4867.





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WALK STRAIGHT IN! Simply walk straight in and enjoy this beautifully renovated, solid brick, 2 bedroom unit that is ideally located in the heart of Mornington. Look at the features! Sparkling brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new bathroom, contemporary tiles, new carpet and freshly re-painted throughout., air conditioning (reverse cycle), very neat and good size rear courtyard, single garage (with direct access from rear yard). Being just a short walk to the vibrant Main Street shopping strip, secure this terrific lifestyle or invest in your property portfolio now!



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$320,000 - $350,000 10/4 St Catherines Ct

Inspect: As advertised or by appt.

READY TO GO! Beautifully presented, stand alone and refurbished 2 bedroom unit that is nestled in a quiet development. A decent sized rear yard provides a perfect blank canvas for those who wish to create a garden or vegie patch and maybe extend the BBQ/patio area. Freshly re-painted, re-tiled and re-carpeted throughout, other features include: kitchen/meals area, walk-thru ensuite, gas heating, rev-cycle air conditioning, stylish timber venetian blinds & single garage.

Simon Farrar 0412 734 130

220 Main Street, Mornington 5976 5900 81 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill 5989 2364

517 Esplanade

OFTEN SOUGHT - HARD TO FIND This long time family home on the Esplanade PLUS a BOAT SHED 3m x 6m approx. on the Mount Martha North Beach foreshore located within a stone’s throw of each other is being offered for sale as a package. A rare opportunity to secure an idyllic ‘Lifestyle Property’ which is ready for YOUR FAMILY to enjoy the spoils of the Mornington Peninsula’s approaching summer holidays. Set towards the rear of a 1250m² approx. parcel of prime real estate, this spacious home could accommodate two families. Separately zoned, there are 2 bedrooms at the rear divided by a bathroom and 2 bedrooms at the front each with their own ensuite bathrooms. A large central family room steps up to an excellent open plan living, dining and well-appointed kitchen on the upper level which opens out to a deck spanning the front of the home offering uninterrupted views stretching the coast line and across to Melbourne. House and Boat Shed - THE COMPLETE PACKAGE! Chris Garrett 0419 397 835 or Liz Garrett 0417 532 558

131 Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 5987 2000 2117 Pt Nepean Road, Rye 5987 9000 January 23, 2013 WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Lot S2 /26-28 Walter St Safety Beach Never Again At This Price! Never again will land this close to the beach probably be this affordable. Great opportunity here to make money on what, potentially, is a small development site. A battle-axe subdivision leads to a private setting that has had plans & permits to build two very desirable and easy to sell 2 storey townhouses with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas & a double garage. All this and approx 600 metres to a great beach! Alternatively build one large home, land bank, whatever. Just do not miss this! Approx 615sqm. Available land in this area is fast disappearing - affordable land has basically disappeared! Don’t miss the last of the opportunities.


2nd of February 2013 2.00pm


Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm


Anthony McDermott 0403 161 125

Map Ref

160 B4

3 & 4/166 Marine Drv Safety Beach So Close To The Waters Edge Both mirror images of each other & approx 70m to the foreshore. From the top balconies get views to the ocean & Mt Martha. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, master w/ en-suite & WIR & main bathroom w/ separate shower & bath. As you walk in the entrance you are greeted by bamboo flooring & American oak staircase & unique pendant hall lights. Great OPL, kitchen & dining area. The kitchen boasts Ceaser stone bench tops, Blanco appliances, plumbing for your fridge, DW, tons of storage, double sinks & more. Upstairs is a second living area opening to a large balcony. Add to this a remote DLUG, ducted vac, 5 split systems, alarm, intercom, under stair storage, 2.7m ceilings, rear yard w/ deck & water tank.

A3 B2 C2 Sale By Fixed Date

5987 3233

193 Point Nepean Road Dromana


January 23, 2013


EPR $700,000 - $770,000 each


Wed 5.00-5.30pm & Sat 2.00-2.30pm


Office 5987 3233

Map Ref

150 E11

8 Tassel Road Safety Beach

Opportunity Knocks!

Fantastic Opportunity

Approx 1015m of almost level land w/ 20m frontage. There are good views from ground level & the possibility exists, stca, of subdividing & building upwards; just imagine the views! Currently a 3 bedroom cottage w/ large shed. Terms: 10% deposit, 30/60 day settlement. Auction Saturday 2nd March at 2.00pm Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233 Map Ref 159 J8

Looking for a weekender, investment, permanent home, or something to develop (STCA)? If so look no further. Approx. 600m’s to the beach this neat and tidy 2 BR home will not last long. Set on approx. 679m2 of land, with side access to a fully fenced rear yard. CALL NOW! For Sale Price $375,000 Plus Inspect Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

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277-281 Point Nepean Rd Dromana

A2 B2 C1

Prestige Personified!

For Sale Price

Between $449,950 - $685,000

Inspect By Appointment Agent

Office 5987 3233

Map Ref 159 H6

4 Dyson Street Dromana

4 Ocean Street Dromana

It All Adds Up!

Brilliant Bay Views!

Brand new, well appointed 3 bedroom house at an affordable price! Spacious OPL area, ensuite, GDH, S/S, ducted vac, D/W, lock up carport & private courtyard. Just 15 minutes approx stroll to the beach & shops over the bridge walkway. For Sale $460,000 Price Inspect Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

This hillside holiday retreat captures every degree of it’s north facing bay views. 2 big bedrooms, renovated bathroom and kitchen, trendy polished floors and open plan living which opens out onto the balcony. Land size is 788sqm’s (Approx). For Sale $470,000 Plus Buyers Price Inspect Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

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Over 50% of these apartments have already pre-sold; the opportunity to purchase is genuinely diminishing! On offer, is a home in what will be Dromana’s finest development, across the road from the beach. Work is under way on this site which has been designed by an award winning architect. Designed to be both iconic & yet sustainable. Uncompromising, serene & sympathetic to the locality. With 2 bdrms, luxuriously appointed & elegantly decorated, large balconies, secure entrance, undercover parking & roof top terrace w/ pool & bbq area.

2/37 Seaview Parade Safety Beach

6 Twilight Place Safety Beach

Safety Beach

Safety Beach

Brand New & Walk To The Waters Edge

The Great Entertainer

Fantastic Family Home

Large Family Home, Great Location

An easy walk to Safety Beach walking track & boat ramp. 3 beds, 2 baths, ensuite from master, open plan living, internal entry from garage. Spacious, naturally light throughout & close to public transport.

3 bedrms, master w/ ensuite & WIR, other bedrms BIRs, & study or 4th bedrm. OPL leading out to a private covered entertaining area w/ 8 seater spa, & landscaped gardens. Also featuring DLUG w/ roof cavity for storage, GDH, OFP, fully fenced rear yard & garden sheds. For Sale $595,000 Plus Buyers Price Inspect Sun 3.00 - 3.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

This 35sq home is located approx 700m’s from the sands of Safety Beach & only 300m’s approx to the Marina. 4 large bedrms, master w/ WIR & ensuite. Open plan kitchen w/ granite bench tops, living, meals, dining. Also featuring a large family room, 2 car garage. Fro Sale $640,000 - $660,000 Price Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

5 bedrms + study, master featuring WIR & ensuite w/ spa. Open plan modern kitchen w/ meals & living area leading out to undercover decking, also boasting separate lounge & formal dining. S/S throughout, solar hot water, shed, DLUG & fully fenced. For Sale $655,000 Price Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

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For Sale $560,000 Price Inspect Wed 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

Arthurs Seat


Home Among the Gum Trees!

Private Internal Elevator

A wonderful home for a family w/ lots of natural light, open plans areas & north facing. 4 bedrooms w/ BIRs, 3 bathrooms, 3 family/living areas, DLUG w/ additional parking space (boat, etc), a wrap around deck & on a block of over 1200sqm together w/ a cubby house! For Sale Price $750,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

3 large bedrms, master w/ ensuite & WIR, other bedrms w/ BIR’s. Open plan kitchen /dining/lounge leading out to a private deck w/ views of the bay. This home has high ceilings, floor to ceiling tiled bathrms, gas log fire, s/s air con, internal access from the garage & elevator. For Sale Price $775,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

5987 3233

Land For Sale Safety Beach ‘Never Again At This Price’

615m2 Approx

AUCTION 02/02/13


599m2 Approx


Safety Beach ‘Enjoy The Lifestyle’

646m2 Approx

$350,000 Plus


420m2 Approx


Safety Beach ‘Location, Location, Location’

880m2 Approx



‘HOT Small Acreage’

2.48 Acres Approx



‘Dream Home / Developers’

1100m2 Approx


‘Build The Dream’

‘As Rare As Hens Teeth’

193 Point Nepean Road Dromana


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$690,000 - $750,000



60 Claremont Street

This truly stunning family home is perfectly positioned in one of Mount Eliza’s most sought after locations giving easy access to Peninsula Link and set in leafy surrounds on approx 1477m2. Comprising 4 spacious bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in robe, welcoming entrance foyer leading to open living area, generous family kitchen overlooking second living area leading to large entertainer’s deck and landscaped gardens, third living area / children’s retreat.

Inspect Sat 11-11:30am


$475,000 - $515,000

A secluded court lot leading down to the treed surrounds of Kakeraboite creek provides a delightful setting for this charming and spacious rendered BV home. Featuring sundrenched living rooms, a huge timber deck, beautiful polished timber floors and most welcoming in ground pool. With 3 Bedrooms plus study (full ensuite/ walk in robe to master) raked ceilings and wood fired heater to the lounge, superb granite kitchen and bathroom, family and sitting rooms, double carport and extensive storage beneath house.

8 Mackeith Court


NEG OVER $700,000



Nestled amongst established trees on a generous rear lot , looking out over parkland , & only a 5 minute stroll from Fishermans Beach, this charming 3 bedroom 2-storey cedar home would be a most pleasant place to live permanently or an ideal holiday home. With single carport, combustion heater, s/s r/cycle air conditioner & a balcony looking out over the park.

19a Nelson Street

Inspect Sat 12-12:30pm


NEG OVER $525,000

16 King Georges Ave


A quiet beachside street is the ideal location for this craftsman built townhouse, featuring timber flooring, granite bench tops and a delightful, private rear courtyard for entertaining. With 3 generous bedrooms (FES/WIR to large master, BIR’S), formal dining, light open living, deluxe kitchen with s/steel appliances, 2 ½ bathrooms, gas log fire, s/s r/cycle air/cond.’s, and auto garage. Easy access to all facilities.

Inspect Sat 1-1:30pm

2/43 Spray Street

$600,000 - $660,000



Perfectly positioned in one of Mount Martha’s most sought after locations, this ideal family home is set on over 1100m2 (approx) of land boasting bay views and a free flowing functional floor plan complimented by light filled living areas. With 4 spacious bedrooms ( master with FES/WIR ), welcoming entrance foyer leading to formal dining that flows through from generous family kitchen overlooking large deck and second living area with casual meals & a d/ carport. Incl. OFP, GDH & evap. cooling.

Inspect Sat 3-3:30pm


January 23, 2013

Inspect by appointment

$550,000 - $590,000


23 Gray Street

Inspect by appointment


Set on a level 783m2 lot in a quiet court , this most charming WB home has a sense of space & warmth, high ceilings & lovely polished timber flooring. With 3 bedrooms plus study ( Master with FENS & WIR), a huge central timber kitchen with S/S appliances & adjacent meals area , 2 spacious zoned living areas being a formal lounge with gas open fire & a very large family room, a big 7 x 4.5m alfresco entertaining area looking over the child friendly yard, 7 solar panels with power back to the grid & a double carport.


If you are after an opportunity to increase your property portfolio or just fill a gap in your building schedule then this 2 townhouse site will be ideal. Located only a hop, skip & jump from fabulous Fisherman’s Beach & set on the high side of a quiet & well established street with plans & permits for 2 cleverly designed townhouses both with own street frontage & offering approx 28sq of living with 3 bedrooms, downstairs master with FENS & WIR plus study on the lower level.

$470,000 PLUS BUYERS


21 Beldarry Court

Inspect by appointment

Set on a large 947m2 corner allotment looking out over the beautiful wetlands of Eden Park, this substantial BV residence offers 27 squares of living with a huge master suite (massive WIR & FENS with spa), 2 other bedrooms with WIR’s, spacious & separate living zones including formal lounge & dining, large family room, a light filled kitchen with huge walk-in-pantry & adjacent meals area. With undercover entertaining area, auto double garage with rear roller door access, garden shed & lovely landscaped gardens.

22 Eden Park Drive

Inspect Sat 11-11:30am

Shop 2, 188-194 Main St Mornington







SETTING A NEW STANDARD IN LUXURY! 6.8 GREEN STAR RATING - 1.5 KW POWER TO GRID Royadie Lane offers an affordable executive lifestyle, close to Bentons Square & buses, with 3 Bedroom VIllas from Neg Over $460,000 and 3 or 4 Bedroom Townhouses from $510,000 to $535,000. All with FES/WIR to Master, ducted heating & cooling, security, Asko s/steel appliances and d/stairs Master bedroom to all townhouses. “2 SOLD”

1 -10/61 Green Island Avenue

Inspect Wed/Thurs/Sat 1-1:30pm


$440,000 - $460,000

On a big 831 M2 beachside lot close to Main Street, this adorable WB home oozes charm & character & with a delightful I.G. pool offers a brilliant combination. Perfect for those scaling down or even couples starting out, this fine home offers 2 BR’s plus a poolside bungalow with ensuite, two large living areas and French doors that open to a fantastic covered pergola for easy year round entertaining. Other features include an open fireplace, period bathroom with spa,d/ heating, polished timber flooring, alarm system.

4 MacDonald Grove

Inspect Sat 1-1:30pm


NEG OVER $670,000



Opposite parkland & the Arts Centre, buses at your doorstep & Bentons Square just down the road! This attractive BV home offers 3 bedrooms ( FES/WIR to Master ), spacious lounge with combustion heater, stylish kitchen, a large living room, a central sunroom & auto d/garage with internal access. Including GDH, s/s r/c air conditioner, d/washer, online gas brick BBQ on covered patio, water tank & full perimeter fencing with delightful gardens.

301 Dunns Road

Inspect Wed/Sat 4-4:30pm


NEG OVER $800,000

A fantastic location within easy walking distance of shops & beach,for this new luxury home. Offering 5 bedrooms, huge downstairs master suite with WIR & FENS, 2 other bedrooms with WIR’s, deluxe kitchen with stone bench tops & S/Steel 900mm Blanco appliances, adjacent downstairs meals & living area with p/ timber flooring leading out to the decked entertaining area & big separate lounge area upstairs.

4 Mariners Retreat


$590,000 - $630,000



Convenient to everything Mornington is famous for, this stunning 3 bedroom plus study home offers a designer approach to seaside living. Enjoy a glass of chilled wine on the balcony watching the sun disappear into the sea. Take a relaxed stroll to fabulous Fisherman’s beach & Main Street. Including 3 separate living areas, a large cellar, sleek granite kitchen, beautiful timber flooring, d/heating/cooling, remote gate & great rear garden.

4 Strachans Road


Set on a level approx. 824m2 lot, this substantial BV residence offers 3 bedrooms plus study with FES/WIR to master, a quality kitchen with adjoining meals, large separated living areas & an auto d/garage – PLUS a roomy self-contained BV unit. Adjacent to parkland & designed with an emphasis on space & light flow & with a family friendly rear yard.

Inspect Sat 3-3:30pm

3 Samantha Drive

NEG OVER $900,000


30 King Georges Ave (Cnr Nunns Rd)

5975 7733

by appointment

Inspect Sat 2-2:30pm

$340,000 PLUS


If you are looking for a new home in the exclusive Fishermans Beach Precinct & only the best will do, then this exciting new home will be hard to pass up. Offering a spacious 21.5sq of living plus an auto d/garage with internal access, with all the mod cons one could want &. comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 master suites with FENS & WIR ( one upstairs & one down ), deluxe kitchen with stone tops & s/steel 900mm Smeg appliances, & spacious living areas both up & down.

Inspect Wed/Thurs/Sat 2-2:30pm


Perfectly positioned in one of Mornington’s most sought after beachside locations, this sensational BV villa comprises two generous bedrooms, a large open living area with high ceilings, a generous kitchen with meals area leading to a very spacious rear yard & a s/brick garage. This home will no doubt impress even the harshest of critics. With huge untapped potential, ideal for the investor or homeowner alike! With exceptional land space around the building.

2/21 Lucerne Avenue

Inspect Sat 12-12:30pm

Shop 2, 188-194 Main St Mornington


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Hastings Shop 10, 14 High Street 03 5970 7333 VACANT LAND

Moorooduc 1135 Moorooduc Highway 100 Acres (approx) in an ideal position! Drive 600m approx down your tree lined drive to this well positioned land parcel minutes from the townships of Mornington & Mount Martha. For those that are looking for a lifestyle retreat away from the hustle & bustle of town life, this property offers it all yet in close proximity to all The Mornington Peninsula's amenities like beaches, golf courses, schools & wineries. Enjoy the benefits of country living on the edge of Mornington. Beautifully pastured land with power available, divided into numerous well fenced paddocks. With excellent home sites to choose from all offering different outlooks, this is a rare opportunity to build a unique lifestyle property or horse facility. A new home could easily be built to take in the views of the surrounding countryside. The first time offered for sale in 50 years are you in a position to await another 50?

Sale by Fixed Date: Monday January 23rd 2013 at 5:00pm (if not sold prior). View Open By Appointment Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 E


Bittern 2538 Frankston Flinders Road


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“Creswell Cottage” Period charm plus great potential! Are you looking for something a little different with huge potential & plenty of character? This beautiful lightfilled historic cottage offers two double bedrooms opening from a wide arched hallway, a spacious living room featuring glass French Doors opening out to the front veranda & a double sided fire place dividing the living & dining areas. A large functional kitchen with freestanding stainless steel oven is positioned to the side of the home & a sunroom at the rear of the property features large windows & doors opening out to the backyard with garden shed. Incorporating period plaster detail & polished timber floors, this attractive residence opens to an expansive front yard with single carport & the foundation for a lovely cottage garden. A possible development site the property includes street access to Creswell Street & a large 700msq (approx) allotment. [ 28 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

January 23, 2013

Auction $280,000-$310,000 Saturday 16th February at 11:00am View Open Saturday 12:30-1:00pm Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 E


Modern and convenient urrounded by landscaped grounds, these two town houses provide open-plan living with a sophisticated feel. The units are in a group of six and boast all the modern amenities such as ducted gas heating and split-system airconditioning. Extensive tiling flows through the open-plan living area comprising the kitchen with stone benches and quality stainless-steel appliances. Three spacious bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, the main bedroom with its own walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Low-maintenance gardens in the private courtyard provide a lovely spot to relax and


enjoy alfresco dining. The address was carefully selected by the owner, appealing to buyers seeking a convenient lifestyle. It is within a short walk to Bittern township and only a five-minute drive in either direction to Balnarring and Hastings villages. ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Units 1 and 6, 23 Myers Road, Bittern Private sale Price: Unit 1: $362,950, Unit 6: $372,950 Agent: Harcourts Hastings, 5970 7333

Hastings Shop 10, 14 High Street 03 5970 7333 Buy



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2b 2d

Bittern Living at its Finest! This immaculate 4 bedroom plus study family home with 3 separate living areas will impress! With heaps of room for entertaining, refrigerated ducted cooling & a great rear outlook over paddocks. Large kitchen with stainless appliances & overlooks the family, meals, rumpus & rear entertaining area. Other features include master with ensuite & WIR, remote garage with drive through access & ducted heating. Walk to Bittern shops, train station or local primary school. For Sale Price by Negotiation over $440,000 View Open Saturday 3:30-4:00pm Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 E




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5986 8188 45 Years on the Peninsula RYE









8 Como Avenue, Rye

22 Angela Court, Rye

14/57 Wingara Drive, Rosebud West

This well cared for 4BR home is situated on a generous 1062sqm block. Features: Entry area, formal lounge/dining - r/cycle aircon. Ensuite main bedrm. Large family kitchen/meals area. Together with dble gge & undercover BBQ area.

This delightful 3BR home is the ideal permanent or holiday home. Features formal lounge/dining room, main bedrm opening to sundeck plus semi-ensuite bathrm. Well fitted kitchen opens to family room. Together with tandem carport & dble garden shed.

As new, 2BR unit currently rented at $280pw. Comprises: Open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area - opens onto paved patio area. Bathrm/laundry combined. Together with duct heating, aircon, dishwasher, gas/solar HWS, water tank & garage.










48-50 FOURTH AVENUE, ROSEBUD HOUSE & BLOCK - SEPARATE TITLES Offers must be in writing to Agents email address:


FROM $310,000 $435,000





1 Braidwood Avenue, Rosebud

3 Moorfield Avenue, Rosebud

24 Allambie Avenue, Rosebud West

Lot 3101 & Lot Austin 6 Grange Avenue, Close, McCrae McCrae

In a great position, that would suit either permanent, holiday or development (STCA). This 3BR home features polished timber floors & ducted heating/ cooling. Carport leads to double garage plus separate shedding all with concrete floors & power.

Situated on 813sqm (approx) is this 3BR property ideal for holidays, investment or development (STCA). Comprising large lounge with gas heating, dining area and galley style kitchen. Easy walk to Rosebud Plaza and the beach.

Situated easy walk to schools & corner shops is this 3 bedroom home, ideal for first home buyer or investor. Comprises: Separate lounge and dining area and well fitted kitchen. Together with carport & double garage.

The asking price GOOD for“BAYVIEWS” this property has been substantiallyLAND reduced!! SIZE: 451sqm Three bedrm approx. home situated Choice on a 824sqm of two easy blockcare suitable blockfor inan new additional residential subdivision. dwelling at Allthe services rear while available retaining including the existing bitumen dwelling road, power, (stca). Ideal water,investment/ sewer, phone holiday and gas. home.












45 Denholm Street, Rosebud

37 Dunstone Drive, Rosebud

14 Murrawong Avenue, Rosebud

344 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

Well presented four bedroom, two storey home within walking distance to schools. Lounge/dining area, timber kitchen & second lounge with built-in bar. Together with double carport, garage and water tank. Terraced backyard.

Contemporary design three bedroom family home. Features: Two living areas, well fitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Private spa deck, above ground pool & bungalow at the rear. Large garage. Easy stroll to Primary School.

In the heart of Rosebud, within easy stroll to Rosebud Plaza, sits this 829sqm site suitable to develop (STCA). The home has 3BR’s, separate lounge, kitchen and two toilets. Gas heater and split system air conditioner. Double garage at the rear.

Established 3-4 bedroom home with potential to work from home. Features: Formal lounge, ensuite main, well fitted kitchen & 2nd living room with adjoining professional room with seperate entry. Together with double carport.













402 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

40 Eighth Avenue, Rosebud

46 Booran Parade, Tootgarook

5 Moorfield Avenue, Rosebud

This 3BR home is a “Mountain” built home with full length verandah in a prime corner position. Features include: Open plan lounge, dining area - gas heating & aircon. Kitchen with electric cooking. Separate bathrm, laundry & toilet. Double garage.

This delightful 2BR home is the ideal holiday home where you can leave the car and walk to everything. Features: Entry area, lounge room - gas heating. Dining /kitchen area - electric cooking. Also has drive thru carport & garden shed.

This solid 3BR home is situated on a easy care block. Comprises: Open plan living & gas heating. Together with drive-thru carport. Ideally suit first home buyer or investment. Currently rented at $260pw on periodic lease.

This elevated three bedroom home has a real holiday atmosphere. Features: Open plan living and reverse cycle airconditioner. Well fitted kitchen. Together with sundeck & carport. Suit development of two units. (S.T.C.A)



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$230,000 - $250,000


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Juniors add fire to Steelers WESTERN Port Steelers men have secured a home final after the conclusion of their Country Basketball League home and away season. But the Steelers women will have to wait on this weekend’s results before they will know if they will play a home final. The men and women will have this weekend off after the CBL granted the Steelers’ wish to have a bye as many of their CBL team members are playing at the Eltham-Dandenong junior tournament. It is on the back of these juniors’ performance that the Steelers have blossomed into a CBL force. Western Port Steelers men’s coach James Langford said the improvement of junior representative players and budding CBL stars Luke Duskovic, Brendan Sands and Brad Marshall had been startling. ‘‘The young guys have been doing well and holding their own,’’ he said. ‘‘Luke was on in the last three minutes against

Churchill a couple of weeks back and stood up, scored some points and looked after the ball in the crunch to help get a vital win against one of the top two teams.’’ The men secured second spot with a 73-40 victory over Traralgon T Birds in their first season back in the CBL after a lay-off. The women’s team includes seven junior representative players from last season’s junior Steelers teams. Steelers coach Marc Pirotta said Shannon Donnelly, Molly Palser, Rylee Geddes, Steph Abbot, Abbey Congreve, Chloe Chalmers and Annie Kloppenborg had all shown great improvement during the CBL season. “All seven have made strong contributions to the team’s success this season,’’ he said. ‘‘The junior girls in this team have really stepped it up compared to last season and realise that they are not merely here to participate, but to actually compete

and to achieve. Different girls step up each week — and that includes the senior age players as well — but girls like Abbey (Congreve), Shannon (Donnelly), Dodge (Molly Palser) and Annie (Kloppenborg) have really shown big improvement and are holding their own with the senior group. “But what is most pleasing is seeing some of these girls selected to our Big V squad for 2013. ‘‘Dodge and Abbey made it through to the final squad and that really does show that Western Port has a true pathway from juniors to seniors now.” With the club having plans to enter a Big V Youth League women’s team in the next couple of years, a program like CBL is vital to achieving this goal. “It can’t be forgotten that of our senior age group of players, most of the girls have only just finished junior rep in the past couple of seasons themselves and could actually play Youth League now,” Pirotta said.

Heat bowlers scythe through Northcote FRANKSTON Peninsula Heat will push for an outright victory after dismissing Northcote for 67 in a Premier Cricket clash at A H Butler Oval on Saturday. The Heat finished the day at 3-206 with first-innings points in the bag after captain Matt Chasemore turned hero with the ball. Chasemore claimed 3-5 off five overs to tear apart the Northcote middle order. ‘‘We sent them in after winning the toss mainly because we had Scott Boland for this week,’’ Chasemore said. ‘‘It was good to get back to the bowling crease because it has taken some time to get over the hip injury and I reckon I’m away now.’’ Boland was also menacing in claiming 2-20 off 12 overs while Chris McCormick continued his outstanding season with 3-22. Englishman Matthew Lineker (78) and Ben Hillard (81) laid the foundations with the bat for the Heat with a solid opening stand. Matt Gapes (30no) and Chasemore (0no) will resume when play continues on Saturday. ‘‘I had a chat to our batsmen about making the most of their opportunities,’’ Chasemore said. ‘‘I think myself and Sean Wilson are the only two blokes who have made centuries in the last couple of seasons. ‘‘I told Matty Lineker he owed the club something and he came out and batted well and got some runs.’’ Chasemore said he will mull over whether to declare before play resuming on Saturday so as to have the best possible opportunity to push for outright points. [ 38 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE



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Gabriel to return? FRANKSTON Dolphins are on the verge of signing former star Russell Gabriel. The ruckman last played for the Dolphins in 2011, when he finished runner-up in their best and fairest, before signing with WAFL club East Perth on a three-year deal. But the 23 year old has quit the Sharks and will return to the area. Several MPNFL clubs are also speaking to Gabriel, who is working on being released from his contract at East Perth. Dolphins coach Simon Goosey was tight-lipped on the prospect of Gabriel returning to Frankston Oval but admitted he would be a welcome addition. The Dolphins have retained the bulk of their list. Their main losses were Kyle Martin (Collingwood), Dylan Van Unen (Essendon) and Leigh Osborne (Gold Coast). In a further boost for the Dolphins, former captain Paul Kennedy, who took a year off to focus on basketball, is set to play next season. The respected leader has been a standout on the track for the Dolphins. ‘‘He has been able to get through all the sessions,’’ Goosey said. ‘‘He is a great leader and the guys really respect him and you could tell he really missed the footy.’’ Kennedy played a handful of games in the VFL Development League towards the tail end of last season. The Dolphins have also added Jordy Williams (Eastern Ranges), Ben Maynard (East Ringwood) and Jack Clausen. A host of young stars from the Dandenong Stingrays have joined the Dolphins, including co-captain Jason Pongracic, who was surprisingly overlooked by AFL clubs. The Dolphins also recruited former Collingwood rookie Daniel Farmer and Brisbane Lions’ Josh Dyson, who played played one game under Michael Voss in 2011. ‘‘We’ll definitely have more depth — we had more depth last year and at one stage our development team looked like playing finals,’’ Goosey said.


Langy hat-trick scuttles Carrum BY MORGAN COLE LANGWARRIN is set to crush Carrum going into the second day of play in their MPCA District Shield match on Saturday. In what was set to be an interesting duel between first-placed Langwarrin and secondplaced Carrum the match turned lopsided. Carrum lost captain Shaun Foster without scoring and the signs looked ominous. Despite the shaky start the Lions stabilised through Josh Dent (31) and Matt Donegan (38),

the partnership kick-starting the innings for Carrum. The pair steadily made runs before Langwarrin bowler Dwayne Doig broke the game open with a hat-trick, dismissing Dent, Donegan and gun batsman Daniel Polson (8). Lions middle order batsman Michael Boland (35) stepped in and did his best to keep Carrum’s innings afloat. Boland formed a late partnership with tailender Tim Hollingsworth (19), helping nudge the Lions score up to 147 with the rest of the tail end

falling easily to the Langwarrin attack. Doig was close to his best taking 4-22 including the hat-trick which led to the collapse of Carrum’s innings. Langwarrin faced 11 overs at the crease making the most of their time with captain Mark Cooper (23) and Simon McEvoy (25) forming a strong opening partnership. Langwarrin finished the day at 0-52. In other District League matches, Somerville finished 194 all out against against Flinders. Somerville president Peter Alp would have

liked his team to make a few more runs. ‘‘We really didn’t get going,’’ Alp said. ‘‘It’s an even money game at this stage.’’ Delacombe Park bowled Pines out for 134. Delacombe got off to a nightmare start in its innings in the afternoon finishing 5-29 at stumps. Hastings will be defending 174 against Boneo. Baden Powell bowled out Frankston YCW for 103. Main Ridge set a close to impossible task for Seaford making an intimidating 362, Batsman Gareth White making 148.

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In trouble: Baxter’s Dale Irving sends down a delivery in their clash against Rye on Saturday. Picture: Gary Sissons

Old Boys stay in the hunt with solid batting PENINSULA Old Boys are well positioned in their crunch game against Crib Point, finishing with 225 in the MPCA Provincial Shield match on Saturday. The Old Boys are fighting for survival and every game is now a must-win if they are to see finals this season. Crib Point is also feeling the heat sitting fourth, with Mt Eliza, Moorooduc and Peninsula all nipping at its heels, captain Matt Blake not shying away from the importance of this match. ‘‘It’s a really important game for us as

well as Peninsula,’’ Blake said. ‘‘It was crucial we got off to a good start.’’ Crib Point got the start it was looking for when Peninsula Old Boys opener Callum Savio was dismissed cheaply. Dylan O’Malley steadied the ship with some excellent stroke play to narrowly fall short of his century, being dismissed for 98. After tea, Crib Point made inroads into the middle order but Parsons and Andrew Jones stopped the rot. Parsons put on 30 and Jones added 36 to help compile a competitive total.

Crib Point captain Matt Blake was pleased with his attack, singling out young opening bowler Wade Symes for praise. Fellow Crib Point bowler Glenn Barclay snapped up 4-50. Crib Point finished the day at 1-17 with Blake back in the sheds. In other Provincial Shield matches, Sorrento is in firm control against the struggling Ballam Park. Mornington continued its stellar run, making 294 with Matt Foon (102) and Ben Clements (80) unstoppable.

Rye is in the box seat against Baxter, finishing with 229, Baxter losing a late wicket to give its opposition the momentum. Mt Eliza welcomed the return of Justin Grant, fresh from his impressive showing at the Vic Country Carnival, and the star all-rounder made a half century out of of 274 against Heatherhill. For more pictures from the MPCA visit — Morgan Cole

PEARCEDALE turned the tables on Tootgarook after a lacklustre first innings in their MPCA Sub-District Shield match on Saturday. The Dales looked strong at the crease early despite losing opener Calvin Bypost as Matt Cousland (35) and Brad Trotter (36) formed a solid partnership. Pearcedale, however, was unable to maintain the ascendancy as the Tootgarook bowlers snared quick wickets. Once the pair were removed the rest of the top order showed little resistance and the side was bundled out for 130. Tootgarook tore through the tail, with bowler Matt Whelan taking five wickets. Despite Tootgarook’s dominance with the ball, it was a different story with the bat. Tootgarook suffered a collapse, finishing the day at 8-64 and needing 64 runs to win. Pearcedale bowler Timothy Unthank led the attack, taking 5-21, and Justin Heysham 3-25, placing the heat squarely back on Tootgarook. In other MPCA Sub District Shield matches, Red Hill found themselves all out for 147 against Seaford. In reply the Tigers failed to fire, finishing the day on 4-14. Carrum Downs is poised to secure victory over French Island, Carrum Downs bowling the Islanders out for 101. Tyabb has set a tough task for Skye, making 274. Balnarring made a good fist of their first innings against Rosebud posting 215. Rosebud bowler Darren Kerr took five wickets.


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