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PENINSULA Link’s eye catching chrome gnome is about to take up residence in a less public space at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Langwarrin. Officially titled Reflective Lullaby, the nine metre gnome by New Zealand-based artist Gregor Kregar was installed next to the Cranbourne Road exit in July 2015. The gnome will be replaced at the site by the sculpture Love Flower by John Meade and Emily Karanikolopolous. Despite being initially unpopular, social media posts confirming the gnome’s exit drew many comments mourning his departure.

UP to 200 people are homeless and have nowhere regular to sleep in the Western Port area. Many of the disadvantaged are elderly, with one 86-year-old woman listed by Western Port Support Centre. Mornington Peninsula Shire is rated the sixth worst Victorian municipality for the number of rough sleepers, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics census. There is no public crisis accommodation on the peninsula and support centres regularly hand out swags and food to peop;le they know are sleeping in cars or even toilet blocks. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill said responsibility for homelessness lay with the state government “which appears to be offering little support for homeless people on the peninsula”. He said it was estimated about 4.2 per cent of the state’s population was “sleeping rough” with little suitable emergency accommodation offered under Victoria’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan. Cr Gill said changes to eligibility for disability support pensions, which have restricted access to this higher level of welfare benefit, are considered to have further reduced people’s access to affordable housing and pension level supported residential services. He said it can take more than a year to find accommodation for homeless people. While help was available from the Western Port Support Centre, which is supported by notfor-profit organisations, there was a long waiting list due to lack of money to hire case workers. A Western Port Homeless Community Forum will be held at St Marks Church, Balnarring, 5-7pm, Sunday 20 October. Speakers include Western Port Support Centre case worker Kara Van Der Heyde and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council officer Roz Franklin, who will talk about the shire’s submission to the parliamentary inquiry into homelessness in Victoria. All welcome. Keith Platt and Stephen Taylor

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30 Years of helping locals achieve movement for life ON 16 October 1989, Paul Rowson opened Balnarring Physiotherapy. Initially Paul treated, answered the phone, and was essentially a one-man band. Today, Paul and his wife Kerry are the Directors of Back In Motion Balnarring and are celebrating three decades in business. “One customer has been coming for thirty years since the day I opened and is still a big advocate for us. Building and maintaining that sort of trust with local community members is so important – they’re the reason we’re still here after thirty years,” says Paul. Paul has always been an active member of the local community and is regularly attending training at Red Hill Football Club, which is where he met his wife Kerry in 1990. Their passion for supporting local sporting clubs is still strong today, providing physiotherapy for the Red Hill Football Club this year, as well as the Crib Point and Hastings Football Clubs over previous years. The team at Balnarring Back In Motion are currently proud to be treating several players from all three clubs. In 2016 Paul and Kerry joined the Back In Motion Health Group, moved premises, and have three young, enthusiastic, professional physios working in the clinic, as well as three fantastic administration team members. The clinic now offers Physiotherapy, Massage, Pilates, and Exercise Rehab to help you overcome your injuries as quickly as possible and keep you moving for life. “This has had an enormous impact

Pictured: Physiotherapist, Paul Rowson and team. Photo: Yanni on the results we now get. Previously patients would not exercise as prescribed. Now, if they make the class commitment, their improvement can be accelerated in a way we could not control with home exercises years ago. Most of us struggle with the little disciplines that are required to optimize our health outcomes.”

People are becoming more health conscious and realise that they need to keep moving if they are to optimise their health. Paul tries to live an active lifestyle, whether it be the occasional surf, swimming, going to the gym, walking the dog with Kerry, or maintain his habit of doing exercise

(no matter how little) every day. Routine is key. This Saturday 19 October, Back In Motion Balnarring are having an opening day to celebrate 30 years in the Balnarring community. It will be a fun day for new and existing clients with giveaways, talks by Paul, Mel and David, and a celebratory

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No cash grab in green wedge rates - mayor Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has hit back at claims is making a rates “cash grab” from smaller properties within the green wedge. “When one sector of ratepayers has a change of rate burden, in this case an increase, others receive a decrease; it causes no overall increase in rate income,” the mayor Cr David Gill said. The claims come as the shire faces protests over its levying of a 20 per cent rates hike on the owners of 724 green wedge properties of two hectares in size or less (“Irate at green wedge hikes” The News 24/9/19). Paul Whitaker, of Red Hill, said residents hit by a jump of up to $900 in the Rural Living Rate were “shocked” at the size of the hike. Thirtyyear resident Sandra Miller initially thought there “must have been a mistake” when she opened her recent rates’ notice. “The council has not been transparent in the introduction of this,” she said. “This 20 per cent increase on top of our already sizeable rates is completely unfair.” Cr Gill defended the decision saying the vote to bring in the rural living rate was “unanimous [after] a thorough deliberation of the issues”. He said the state government-forced rate cap of 2.5 per cent applied to the total shire rate income, with individual rate notices varying according to yearly valuations. “Special rating categories are offered to farmers who received a 65 per cent rate dispensation because of the benefit they bring in protecting the green wedge from insensitive development,” Cr Gill said.

“There is also the potential for suitable properties to apply for a rural conservation rate of minus 25 per cent if works are approved that benefit the green wedge.” Cr Hugh Fraser said affected residents “gained greater value than the general ratepayer from the programs and policies which protect the green wedge and their rural residential amenity”. The higher rates paid for living within the green wedge would go towards reducing rates charged to general ratepayers and the owners of larger green wedge properties. The shire’s financial controller Bulent Oz said smaller blocks did not make the same contribution to the green wedge – such as supporting agricultural production, providing habitat or maintaining landscape values, and did not incur the same land management costs – yet “their owners still gain greater value than the general ratepayer from the programs and policies which protect the green wedge and their rural residential amenity”. “In this context council determined to use a differential rate so that owners of these smaller ‘rural living lots’ pay more in the dollar of Capital Improved Value reflecting the benefit they gain from a location within the green wedge,” he said. “This in turn will reduce the rate in the dollar charged to general ratepayers and the owners of larger properties in the green wedge.”

Annual meeting MORNINGTON Community Information and Support Centre will hold its annual meeting and 36th anniversary celebration at 320 Main Street, Mornington, 4-6pm, Friday 25 October. RSVP by Friday 18 October to 5975 1644 or email manager@mcisc.org.au

In training: Zak Stolz, Charlie Robbins and Troy Cullen, all contestants on the television show Australian Ninja Warriors, have signed up to become ambassadors for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Steve Brown

New challenge for TV’s ninja warriors THREE of the contestants from this year’s Australian Ninja Warriors contest have now swung their training towards scaling Arthurs Seat. Charlie Robbins, who won the grand final of the latest Channel 9 series, and fellow “warriors” Zak Stolz and Troy Cullen have been named as ambassadors for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. All three coach gymnastics in Rosebud and are training at The Compound at Tuerong as part of their preparations for the next Ninja series. “With the roads being such a dangerous place, we need to help improve knowledge and attitudes, especially with phones,” Robbins said when asked about the importance of the Arthurs Seat Challenge which raises money for Fit to Drive workshops at secondary schools. Mt Eliza Secondary College principal, Angela

Pollard, said the three Australian Ninja Warrior contestants were ideal ambassadors for the challenge. “As young people who live a fit and healthy lifestyle, they wish to encourage others to take part in this event and challenge themselves as we have seen the warriors do so successfully,” Ms Pollard said. While making their way up the 6.7-kilometre course to the top of Arthurs Seat does not include any ninja obstacles, they see it as a different sort of challenge - helping to raise awareness of the Fit to Drive program. The Arthurs Seat Challenge 6.7km fun run and walk starts at 8.30am Sunday 10 November near Rosebud Primary School. Register online at www.arthursseatchallenge. com.au

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A TREE expert will speak about trees above and below the ground at the annual general meeting of Port Phillip Conservation Council. Dr Moore Greg Moore a botanist and “plant mechanic” at Melbourne University, conducts research into horticultural science, revegetation and ecology and specialises in arboriculture. Part of his research involves understanding how trees cope with the environment and promoting the benefits of trees in the urban environment.

FRIENDS, family members, co-workers or school companions who have gone “above and beyond” to make the peninsula a better place are eligible for 2020 Australia Day Awards. Categories for nomination include Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. Nominations close Friday 8 November. Visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/ausdayawards or contact Christine Aslanidis 5950 1137 oe email christine.aslanidis@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

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A DEVICE that reduces the risk of a spark from a powerline causing a fire is being installed at a Dromana electricity substation. The rapid earth fault current limiter is expected to be ready in time for summer. This is the third device to be installed in the United Energy network area. The first system was used to lessen the risk of bushfires at Frankston South as part of a 2009 trial and the second was installed at Mornington in November. The devices have so far automatically activated more than 530 times on the Mornington Peninsula, which is one of United Energy’s highest bushfire risk areas. Crews are working on overhead powerlines and other infrastructure in the area and this work will continue all year. The Dromana substation supports 16,359 customers, supplied by seven feeders, 270km of overhead powerlines and 33km of underground cable. “We are focused on delivering safe power to homes and business and these devices will significantly improve the safety of the infrastructure and reduce the risk of fires starting from electricity assets,” United Energy’s David Wilkinson, said. “Our crews will be upgrading infrastructure throughout 2019 in the Dromana area to accommodate the new technology.”

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Shire ‘robust’ in corruption fight Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council says it has “developed robust policies” to prevent corruption when buying goods and services. CEO John baker says the shire Places the “highest importance” on managing services it provides with “public money”. Mr Baker’s assurances follow the investigation of corruption and kickbacks at Darebin and Ballarat councils by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). As a result of its investigations IBAC has recommended Local Government Victoria consider developing a code of conduct for local government suppliers. The code would outline standards expected of suppliers, including in relation to reporting suspected misconduct or corrupt conduct on the part of council employees and other suppliers. Mr Baker said he “welcomes the development of a code of conduct for suppliers from Local Government Victoria and the recommendations in the [IBAC] report which contribute to the protection of ratepayers money”. IBAC had warned that corrupt practices uncovered at Darebin and Ballarat “are likely to be faced by most, if not all, councils in Victoria” (“Councils warned about corruption” The News 8/10/19). Mr Baker says Mornington Peninsula Shire’s has “processes and procurement governance that already address the recommendations made [by IBAC] … pertaining to corruption vulnerabilities”. “To support our procurement processes and policies, regular training sessions are provided to all employees involved that includes the organisational procurement policy, procedures, system and the employees’ responsibilities in regards to conflict

of interest, financial delegations and reporting suspected fraud,” Mr Baker told The News. In a special report to parliament IBAC warned that councils need to consider the way they manage procurement to reduce risks of corruption. “Allegations of corruption associated with council procurement practices and processes are a recurring theme in the complaints received and investigated by IBAC,” IBAC commissioner Robert Redlich QC said. “This report highlights a range of procurementrelated corruption risks and vulnerabilities which, while they were found in two councils, are likely to be faced by most if not all councils in Victoria.” The IBAC investigations found that a former project manager at the Darebin City Council received cash, gifts and other benefits for helping an associate’s company win more than $16 million in contracts. A former manager at the City of Ballarat Council had enabled associates and family to win contracts, in exchange for financial “kickbacks”. In 2017, the manager was convicted of a range of offences and sentenced to three years’ jail and ordered to repay $31,200. Three other people, including his wife, pleaded guilty to other charges. “Considerable power is vested in council employees to source suppliers, manage contracts and authorise payment for goods, services and works – spending millions of dollars of public money,” Mr Redlich said. “Public sector corruption it is not a victimless crime. It wastes taxes and rates that should be used to operate and maintain Victoria's schools, hospitals, roads and other vital public services and projects. And it damages the reputation of organisations and undermines community's confidence in the public sector.”

All calm for ‘disaster’ ship’s visit ALL was calm in Port Phillip and the view from HMAS Choules as it lay at anchor off Safety Beach last week. Signs of life on the land would have been unremarkable for those aboard the Choules at night - vehicles travelling along bayside roads, house lights ablaze on the sides of Mt Martha and Arthurs Seat. The only visible military equipment on Wednesday night was a helicopter and the aft deck, with no sign of a disaster or threat in sight. One of the Royal Australian Navy’s landing ships that are deployed for military support or to supply humanitarian relief or help in the aftermath of natural disasters, the 177 metre Choules can carry more than 300 troops, 23 tanks or 150 trucks and landing craft.

Launched in 2003, the former RFA Largs Bay was part of Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary from before being sold to Australia in 2011 for $100 million. Two years before being transferred from one navy to another and while still sailing under the name Largs bay, the ship was part of the international relief effort following the Haiti earthquake. The Choules is an amphibious landing ship dock that weighs in at 16,000 tonnes. The Choules is part of the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious capability to activate in the case of emergency or natural disaster along with the Canberra and Adelaide. Keith Platt

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DATE: Monday 28 October TIME: 12pm for 12:30 start LOCATION: Mornington Racecourse Gate 3, 320 Racecourse Road, Mornington

KEY TOPIC: Should our Shire commit to being ‘Small Business Friendly‘?

Members $75 Non-Members $85 Ticket price includes 2 course luncheon. Drinks at bar prices.

Ms. O’Connell’s address will include: The role and small business resource that is the Victorian Small Business Commissioner

Tickets available for the event can be obtained via: www.committeeformp.com.au and further information can be requested via info@committeeformp.com.au or 03 5950 1054.

• An overview of the ‘Small BusinessFriendly Council’ initiative (and the process to support Councils living up to their Charter commitments • Why Councils have chosen to participate and practical examples of local government initiatives to support small business We’ve love for you to join this interactive luncheon and have your say. Bookings essential.

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Shared $5000 grant SOMERVILLE-BASED Peninsula Quarries has shared its annual $5000 environment grant equally between Somerville Community House and three primary schools. Pearcedale Primary School will use its $1250 to build a new secure bike shed. Wallaroo Primary at Hastings will expand its cooking and garden program which allows students to plant and grow herbs and vegies which are then used in meals for the students. Tyabb Primary will replace the water tank that for many years flushed the students toilets conserving drinking water and saving the school hundreds of dollars in water bills. Somerville Community House’s garden group will build raised garden beds in its community garden to allow people in wheelchairs, or with other disabilities, to grow their own vegetables and herbs The chair of Peninsula Quarries community engagement group, Rob Gerrand described the grants as “an outstanding environmental initiative”.

Gardens tour

GARDEN lovers will enjoy taking part in the Anglican Church of Mt Eliza’s Five Gardeners’ Gardens event, 10am-4pm, on the weekend of 26 and 27 October. John Paterson is coordinating the event to allow garden lovers to visit five gardens in the Mt Eliza area in a concept similar to the former Victorian Open Garden scheme. Each garden will provide ideas and inspiration for garden lovers of all ages as the focus is on gardeners’ gardens – not designer gardens. The gardens are 7 Rendlesham Avenue where there will be a produce stall; 95 Cobb Road serving morning and afternoon teas and lunch; Toorak College for freshly brewed coffee; 30 Rannoch Avenue to see metal garden sculptures and 9 Earimil Drive for advice on bees and beekeeping. Proceeds from the event will go towards Mt

Visitors welcome: The gardens at Rannoch Avenue. Picture: Supplied

Eliza Garden Club. Tickets, available at any of the gardens, are $30 for all gardens, single garden $7, children free, no dogs.

Cancer the topic FLINDERS District Lions Club is raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a breakfast, raffle and silent auction. Speaker Dr Antonella Papa is a National Breast Cancer Foundation career development fellow who heads the cancer biology and cell signalling laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University. The breakfast is at Flinders Golf Club, 1 Bass Street, Flinders, 7.15am for 7.40am, Tuesday 29 October. Tickets are $60 each with $26 of the price being tax deductible as a donation to the breast cancer foundation. The two-course breakfast will include fruit, yoghurt and granola parfait, followed by toasted sourdough, topped with smashed avocado and smoked salmon rosettes, served with grilled tomato and a micro herb garnish. Tea and coffee station from the self-serve. Details: Monica Holland 0419 566 095. Bookings: trybooking.com/BEZUI

Attention Schools, sporting clubs & community groups

Free advertising listings Each month the Western Port News will run a Community Events page, where your school or organisation can promote upcoming events, fund raisers, social events, etc. at no charge. This page is sponsored by the Balnarring & District Community Bank and listings are completely free. Listing should be about 40 words and include event name, date, time & address.

Send your listing to:

Community Events

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Shire plans to ban plastics Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au ORGANISERS of events on the Mornington Peninsula may eventually be told to stop using any items made from single use plastics. Single use plastics facing a ban include balloons, water or beverage containers, coffee cups and lids, straws, bags, plates and cutlery, takeaway food containers and promotional items. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have given the go ahead for $165,000 to be spent on the first stage of a program designed to wipe out single use plastic items. Waste services team leader Daniel Hinson suggested phasing out single use plastics at shire events within one to two years and externally managed events on shire land within three years. The mayor Cr David Gill has told The News that councillors want this timetable “done quicker”. He said councillors were “very intent on doing it right” and believed tighter deadlines should apply to the shire “to show people we’re serious”. Consultants would be hired as part of a program to outline the benefits to the public and businesses of not using single use plastics. Other municipalities have failed in their efforts to phase out single use plastics, with just three of 14 setting a timeline for a ban and four already extending their original deadlines. “There is no precedent for a successful shirewide ban in Australia given the requirement for

Police patrol Girl charged over assault A MORNINGTON girl, 15, has been charged with intentionally causing injury, affray and unlawful assault at Mornington beach, Tuesday 8 October. The girl is alleged to have assaulted a 15-yearold Mt Martha girl on the foreshore near The Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive about 6pm. Police said the victim received cuts and bruises. The girls are know each other. Vision of the assault was posted on to social media. The Mornington girl has been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Limit exceeded A HASTINGS drink driver returned a breath-test reading of more than six times the legal limit, Tuesday 8 October. The 45-year-old was tested after careering into a ditch. Another driver called police after the crash

changes to the local by-laws and potential concern from traders who may not support the ban and may request compensation for lost business,” Mr Hinson stated in a report to council’s 8 October meeting. Part of the first 12 months of bringing in the ban on plastics at events on the peninsula will include the shire supporting a “plastic free places” trial at Mt Martha. Mr Hinson said there were alternatives to many single use plastic items that “can drastically reduce the impact of plastic on our environment”. However, “significant investment” would be needed at shire-owned buildings for such things as sinks, dishwashers, crockery and cutlery, transport equipment and shelving to replace single use plastics. “When discarded in landfill or in the environment, plastic can take thousands of years to decompose – if at all,” Mr Hinson said. “Plastics break up into smaller and smaller pieces over time. The potential impact of plastic pollution is therefore long-term and can become increasingly difficult to manage over time. “When littered, the economic impact of plastics comprises not only the lost economic value in the material and its production, but also the costs of clean ups, losses for recreation, tourism and the liveability of our coastal areas.” Mr Hinson said the shire would gain credibility be “leading by example” by banning single use plastics within its own operations.

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near the corner of Hodgins and Hendersons roads, 9.30pm. The woman was taken to Hastings police station where she blew 0.333. Police impounded the vehicle and the woman will be charged on summons with various trafficrelated offences.

Fatal at Tyabb POLICE and emergency services were called to a fatal crash at Tyabb, Friday 4 October. The collision occurred when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Tyabb-Tooradin Road and Westernport Highway, 7.30am. The driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser was travelling north and a Hyundai sedan was travelling west. The driver of the Land Cruiser was not injured but the driver of the Hyundai died at the scene. The circumstances surrounding the crash were being investigated. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Igor’s hand up for arts fair bids MEET Igor, a part-time scarecrow and part-time electrician who is very good at changing light globes and passing solar panels up onto roofs. The gentle giant is a big supporter of Somers Primary School and will put himself up for auction at the 17th Annual Somers Arts Fair, 10am-5pm, Sunday 27 October. His sale proceeds will go to the school. Made from recycled Oregon studs, pallets and old bocce balls, the 3.6-metre Igor has fully articulated limbs and is finished in a mixture of linseed oil and boiled gum turpentine to protect him from the weather. His creator, David Colcott, said Igor loves being outside with the bees and butterflies, which is handy because going inside can be a problem: few doors are wide enough for him to fit through. “He loves this planet and does all he can to keep it safe,” said Mr Colcott, who made Igor in between raising his young family, working full time and renovating his home. Speaking with a nod and a wink, Mr Colcott said Igor’s first memory was as a seed which fell from the fur of a brown bear in the Oregon state forest. Later, after growing into a sapling, he had aspirations of becoming a giant fir tree. There he stood, growing and storing carbon in his wood for 100 years. Then, in the 1970s, Igor was brought to Somers where his valuable timbers helped make up a family home for nearly 50 years. “Igor knows he is not perfect; he makes mistakes (sometimes more than once), but tries to learn from them,” said Mr Colcott, a teacher at Flinders Christian College. “He lis-

tens to his teachers and parents (they don’t tend to say much because they are trees) and always tries his best.” “He thinks little people are funny when they walk around staring into their little black boxes and miss all of

the beauty in nature.” Supporters can show their appreciation for Mr Colcott’s work by bidding for him at the arts fair at the school in Camp Hill Road, Somers.


Images reflect beauty of the storm Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au YANNI Dellaportas is more often than not carrying a camera. Known throughout the Mornington Peninsula as a professional photographer Yanni (as he prefers to be known) works with flashes and available light. As a photographer with The News, he attends organised events, festivals and meetings, anything that can be classed as news. Unknown to many of his subjects, Yanni has for more than three decades had a private project: photographing lightning. He happily acknowledges being a stormchaser. While his days of keeping an eye out for incoming storms are not about to end soon (if ever), Yanni has published a book of storm images. It’s a record of the years he’s spent mostly looking for lightning when a storm breaks. Beautiful Storm – capturing the art in nature’s fury, was launched at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Sunday 6 October. With forewords by former Australian of the Year and champion yachtsman Simon McKeon and former television weatherman Rob Gell, Beautiful Storm is peppered with the writings of 22 poets. In his foreword McKeon says sailors “respect a decent storm” and Gell relates how people “gasp” when observing “magnificent storm and skies”. The poems, while not always relating specifically to the accompanying photograph, are an illustration of how

Successful launch: Photographer Yanni Dellaportas, left, at the launch of his book Beautiful Storm – capturing the art in nature’s fury with his wife, Liz and Elizabeth and Miodrag Jankovic. Picture: Gary Sissons

wild weather can influence and affect creative minds. Speakers at the launch who spoke in praise of Yanni’s skill behind the camera included Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill, Cr Antonella Celi, Heather Forbes McKeon (who along with other poets recited their works) and his wife, Liz. “I didn't necessarily want the poetry to literally relate to a particular photo. I wanted the viewer and reader to get more than one interpretation from the picture and words,” Yanni said at the launch. “While it’s taken around two years

to plan, design and finally release Beautiful Storm, it's taken close to 30 years of photography to capture all the images in this book.” Those years saw film cameras overtaken by the digital revolution, but some of the most evocative images in Beautiful Storm were recorded on film, with Yanni waiting days to know the outcome of his endeavours. One of the first lightning shots he took is in the book. “I've been storm chasing in my own backyard as it were for the past 30 years and finally putting some of my pictures into this book has made the

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adventure worthwhile,” he said. “I had way more storm pictures than I could possibly fit into this book. But, once I started sorting through the archive, I found there were a lot of images that were similar to each other and I really wanted to present as many different photos as possible.” Beautiful Storm is available at Farrells Bookshop, Mornington; Antipodes Books & Gallery, Sorrento; Petersen's Bookshop, Hastings; and at twotailspublishing.com Profits from the sale of the book will go to help research into a cure for cancer.

Volunteering is made easy WESTERN Port Community Information and Support Centre and Mornington Peninsula Shire have partnered to provide a volunteers’ information hub at Hastings, following a successful trial last year. Those interested can drop in to the hub to chat with a volunteer about how to volunteer, the benefits of giving back to the community and how to find a volunteering opportunity that suits. The hub, which runs Monday to Friday, complements existing community support and information services by providing a face-to-face service that links people to sectors and organisations for volunteer opportunities. The mayor Cr David Gill said volunteering was a “great way to connect with and give back to your local community”. Volunteers benefit from the experience of giving something back through a sense of accomplishment, personal growth, recognition, learning, skills and work experience and most of all making a difference, he said. Hastings volunteering information hub at Western Port Community Support, Reception B, 185 High Street, Hastings, 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday. Another hub is at Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, 320 Main Street, Mornington, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. To learn more about volunteering and search for current volunteering vacancies on the peninsula go to volmornpen.com.au

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WHAT’S NEW...

Peninsula Cup a food and wine experience THE Peninsula Marquee will be the place for food and wine enthusiasts this Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup Day. Josh Pelham, Executive Chef at Cape will be at the helm of the culinary experience having curated the menu and tasked with its execution on race day. The combination of a local chef from a local restaurant, Cape at RACV Cape Schanck

Resort cooking with local ingredients creates for a wholly Peninsula celebration and elevates racegoers experiences when combined with the exceptional day of racing at the Mornington Racecourse. In September, Cape restaurant was awarded a Chef’s Hat at the Good Food Guide 2020 awards, the first RACV property to receive the award. mrc.racing.com

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FEATURING CHEF JOSH PELHAM FROM CAPE LADBROKES PENINSULA CUP DAY | SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER | MORNINGTON RACECOURSE JOSH PELHAM, EXECUTIVE CHEF AT CAPE WILL BE AT THE HELM OF THIS CULINARY EXPERIENCE HAVING CURATED THE MENU, WITH THE FINEST PRODUCE FROM THE LOCAL AREA MATCHED PERFECTLY WITH SOME OF THE BEST WINE PRODUCERS THE PENINSULA HAS TO OFFER.

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ON THE COVER

A MARK OF DISTINCTION THROUGH QUALITY AND CHARACTER IN the highly coveted hills of McCrae, on a superb 2669 square metre block from where you gaze across the beautiful bay from almost any vantage point, this architect-designed wonder is your opportunity to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle on the peninsula. Landscaped native gardens that flank a circular exposed aggregate driveway - and a bridge walkway, constructed with Grey Box timber reclaimed from Frankston Pier - all combine to make a grand entrance to this luxurious home built from Mount Gambier Limestone. After crossing your own bridge, you enter the expansive open plan kitchen and family area which also features reclaimed timber floors that positively gleam in the natural light that cascades through the floor to ceilings windows. A well-equipped kitchen boasts Caesarstone bench tops and premium stainless-steel appliances include a dishwasher and an oven with gas cook top and range hood. All rooms on this upper level have bi-fold doors opening out to the magnificent main balcony; this includes the spacious master bedroom which features a dressing room, ensuite and separate powder room. Adjacent to the master bedroom is ‘The Den’ – a unique living space for a parents retreat or a quiet place to host intimate gatherings. Moving downstairs via the recycled Oregon timber staircase, the accommodations on this level are equally impressive and comprise a further four bedrooms with built-in robes - a guest bedroom has an ensuite - and a separate family bathroom and powder room. Virtually self-contained, this downstairs zone features a central lounge room, with kitchen facilities, that opens out to the second balcony which also affords a panoramic bay view. The established gardens wrap around the rear of the home where two large grassy areas create a wonderful space for children and pets to play, or there is the opportunity to develop further and add a swimming pool (STCA). Making its own distinct statement in style, this exquisite home is perfectly complemented by its proximity to excellent schools plus world class wineries and golf courses.n

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ADDRESS: 38 Matthew Street, McCRAE AUCTION: Saturday 2nd November at 2:00pm DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Clare Black 0409 763 261, Barry Plant Real Estate Rosebud, 1/28 McCombe Streeet, Rosebud, 5986 8880 mpnews.com.au

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1/109 High St, Hastings, VIC 3915

AGENTS CHOICE

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Introducing the newest member of our sales team..

Wendy Cosgriff Mob: 0412 932 883 / Office: 5979 4412 If Wendy looks familiar, that’s because she has worked as a valued team member for Baywest in reception and administration for the past 2 years. Wendy has been working in real estate for 15 years and has a broad knowledge on all facets of the industry. Wendy enjoys meeting people and helping them with their real estate needs. With her bubbly personality and caring nature, Wendy is a delight to deal with and is happy to assist you with your enquiries, giving helpful, honest advice without pressure or obligation. Interested in selling your home? Give Wendy Cosgriff a call.

DOWNSIZE IN ABSOLUTE STYLE SET in attractive, park-like gardens and behind a gorgeous stone facade, this superb entertainer offers easy living in timeless style for executive or retired couples. Enjoy the lifestyle and country serenity in this popular hinterland town which has a great selection of cafes, quaint shops and quality restaurants. The floor plan includes a huge open plan living and dining area adjoining a well-appointed kitchen with a splendid amount of bench and storage space. Appliances include an Asko dishwasher and a stainless-steel oven with gas cooktop. The master bedroom has a wonderful sunny aspect and there is a dual-entry bathroom connecting it to the second bedroom, whilst a versatile third bedroom, perfect for guests or grand kids, has a hide-away double bed that fits neatly back into the wall. Externally, there is a pretty gazebo and a large garden shed, and from the street is a double garage with storage area.n

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ADDRESS: 13 Wattle Court, BALNARRING FOR SALE: $870,000 - $890,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 car AGENT: Ian Johnson 0490 042 458, Paton Estate Agents, 2996 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring, 5931 4333

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A VISION OF EXCELLENCE ON 750SQM (APPROX.) A highly functional and versatile floor plan offering multiple living areas. n Gourmet kitchen is beautifully appointed with stone benchtops. n Ducted heating and evaporative cooling throughout. n Showcasing a fantastic decked terrace, and a north-facing entertainers alfresco. n Easy access to the town centre and Foreshore reserve. n

For Sale: $690,000 - $715,000 Inspect: By Appointment

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FANTASTIC BRICK HOME WITH VIEWS OF THE BAY • Three bedroom home on a 1500 sqm (approx) block • 3 bedrooms, second bathroom with spa bath • Large upstairs open plan area with views • Kitchen with dishwasher and gas appliances • Timber entertaining decks front and back • Landscaped gardens and a huge 180sqm shed with power

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FRESHEN UP AND REAP THE REWARDS • Three bedroom brick veneer home • Most rooms have been recently painted • Updated kitchen with dishwasher • Fabulous fully fenced backyard • Currently let at $330 per week, property is to be sold with vacant possession • 548sqm block with single carport

THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE PROPERTY • Massive 43 square home on 3.3 acres (approx) • Two ensuite bathrooms + powder room • Open-plan family meals area opening to alfresco • Floating floors, carpets to bedrooms and tiled bathrooms and laundry. • 9” vaulted ceilings in foyer

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SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

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DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

PRACTICAL, SPACIOUS AND PRESENTABLE • Three bedrooms; master with WIR & en-suite • Light and bright open plan living and dining area • Kitchen with plenty of bench/cupboard space • Gas ducted heating, reverse cycle cooling • Outdoor patio • Double lock up garage

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STEPS FROM SHOPS AND TRANSPORT

SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME • 4 bedrooms; master with WIR and ensuite • Separate living areas with open plan dining • Spacious kitchen with premium Bosch appliances • Outdoor alfresco area with cafe blinds • Double garage with extra parking for trailer • Established gardens and fruit trees

LUXURY VILLA IN THE HEART OF BITTERN • 3 bedrooms, main with FES & WIR • Caesarstone bench tops • Quality stainless steel appliances inc. dishwasher • Ducted heating & refrigerated cooling • Alfresco area with timber decking • Spotted Gum timber floors • Single garage

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2448 FRANKSTON FLINDERS ROAD

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SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

• 4BR family home; all bedrooms with walk-in robes • Master bedroom with ensuite • Two seperate living areas • Kitchen with gas cook top and dishwasher • Entertainment area and spacious backyard • Gas ducted heating and air-conditioning

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NEW LISTING

Bittern 24 Osborne Avenue

VACANT LAND

2 Acre (approx.) Bush Block in Bittern When you want plenty of space with easy access to town this is a brilliant opportunity to build your dream home (STCA). With some clearing required this very private bush block is offering the opportunity to enjoy an envied lifestyle in this quiet sought-after area of Bittern. Within close proximity to Somers, Westernport Bay, beaches, regions leading wineries, bush trails, Bittern Primary School, Balnarring Primary School, Somers Primary School and the township of Bittern along with easy access to Melbourne via Peninsula link this property is sure to impress..

For Sale

Expressions Of Interest Close 30th Oct at 5:00pm Price Guide $600,000 - $660,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Tim Ripper M 0434 513 640 P 03 5970 7333 tim.ripper@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

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Hastings 3/2-4 Edward Street

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New On The Block Perfectly located a convenient walking distance to shops, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is perfect for investors, first home buyers or downsizers. This light and bright contemporary style unit features Stone benchtops, tiled splash backs, soft close cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher. This unit is perfect for the entertainer with sliding doors from the lounge and dining area, opening onto an oversized private landscaped fully grassed backyard. The master bedroom including a walk-in robe has its own ensuite with a great sized shower including double shower heads, large mirror and natural light. The second bedroom features large double mirrored built in robes. The second spacious bathroom also has a shower with double shower heads and a separate bath. Both the Master bedroom, living and dining zones have split systems which will service the unit with ease. This home also features internal access from the single remote car garage. Whether you’re looking for a low maintenance property or an investment which will deliver excellent return, this brand new two-bedroom home is bound to excite! Appealing to investors, first home buyers, or downsizers being only a stone’s throw away from High Street. Surrounded by great neighbours this one is sure to be snapped up quick.

For Sale

Price $440,000 - $480,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Tim Ripper M 0434 513 640 P 03 5970 7333 tim.ripper@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

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- Own your own brand new contemporary villa with own title/ready to move into - Only 2 single storey villas left in our quiet court location, close to amenities & public transport. Bentons Square is within walking distance! - Open plan living with luxury inclusions and compact private gardens - Choice of two or three bedroom homes with varying �loorplans to suit. Kathy Netherclift DISPLAY VILLA OPEN EVERY SAT AND WED 11:00 -2:00PM 0417 007 722 Call Kathy Netherclift for a private viewing or further information. netherclift8@gmail.com mpnews.com.au

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INTRODUCING

W AT E R F A L L G A R D E N S ROSEBU D

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A boutique community of luxury, 2 & 3 bedroom single level homes. These residences, in the heart of an established neighbourhood in Rosebud, set the scene for a new enclave of luxurious living.

All homes feature:

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Premium finishes including stone benchtops Quality appliances Master with WIR & ensuite 6 star energy rating Low maintenance living

Combining cosmopolitan inner-city styling with a sublime coastal setting, located opposite Bay Views Golf Course and only a short drive to Rosebud beach.

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From $539,000.

F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N P L E AS E C O N TAC T:

Robert Bowman: 0417 173 103 robert@bowmanandcompany.com.au

Darren Sadler: 0448 947 622 darren.sadler@granger.com.au

69-77 Hove Road & 59 Fairway Grove, Rosebud

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14 Minto Street, Merricks Beach

COUNTRY & COASTAL

$1,600,000 - $1,750,000 This classic five-bedroom beach house offers your own seaside haven just footsteps from the sand. With all the ingredients to make it a magical weekender or permanent home surrounded by beaches, wineries, horse-riding trails and the nearby cafes and restaurants, this 1012sqm allotment provides plenty of privacy with the house radiating an airy ambience with high raked ceilings and solid timber floors to an open-plan living and dining area with wood heater and atrium window overlooking the front garden.

Real Estate

2 Seaview Avenue, Tuerong

$1,600,000 - $1,650,000

SOLD

17 acres of pastural land and a four-bedroom plus study homestead, all superbly set up for any number of agricultural or horticultural pursuits. The home is flanked by a wraparound verandah that affords an outlook aross the rolling acreage, and inside are four living and dining zones, a timber kitchen with dishwasher and bathrooms on both levels. Well-maintained, the land comprises a 2M-litre dam with jetty, bore with gravity-fed water to the paddock troughs, threephase power in the machinery shed.

Ian Johnson 0490 042 458

2996 Frankston-Flinders Road, BALNARRING

ian@patonestate.com.au

BRIAGOLONG 282 QUARRY ROAD

AUCTION:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th at 11:00am

THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE FARM

• Amazing setting, 99.86 Hectares (246.65 acres) with view • Large family home • 40 megalitre(approx.) irrigation dam • Machinery sheds & workshop • Stock yards, shelters and fantastic infrastructure In conjunction with Graham Chalmers Real Estate

CONTACT: TRACEY WRIGGLESWORTH 0427 444 044

Elders Real Estate SALE

Ph: 03 51444444

Presented and positioned for a lifestyle of accessibility and ease, this heartwarming beachside villa unit framed in glorious gardens is a special place to call home. This is where shops and parkland can be enjoyed on foot and supreme privacy is yours for the taking. Single-level living pairs with spacious dimensions to present the perfect downsizer, walking distance to the sand.

www.eldersrealestate.com.au

For Sale: Inspection: Price Guide: Contact:

> Spacious freestanding unit in a quiet, secure beachside cluster of just 3 > Tranquil court setting, backing onto Pine Avenue Reserve/leash-free dog park > 200m to the Wilsons Road shops, 10min walk (approx) to Fishermans Beach

As advertised or by appointment $750,000 - $790,000 Kara James / 0412 939 224 karajames@stonerealestate.com.au Daniel Brooker / 0435 858 244 danielbrooker@stonerealestate.com.au

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

WINNING THE CROWD: Geoffrey and Michael Crowder work the bidders at the auction of 233 Beach Street, Frankston

CHEERS ALL ROUND AS FREEHOLD PROPERTY IN BEACH STREET HITS A NEW MARK DEMAND for commercial property from investors remains exceptionally strong if the results from a recent Frankston auction are any indication. A property at 233 Beach Street - a popular bottle shop in a busy retail strip – was successfully sold under the hammer on August 23 after receiving an astonishing 114 bids. The property was put on the market when bidding reached $530,000 with the building eventually being sold to the owner of an adjoining property for $730,000. A new 5 x 5 year lease had been exercised in advance by the long standing tenant, and the current rent of $21,818 comes up for a market review next February. “This property is in the best retail shopping strip in Frankston where there is hardly ever a vacancy. A strong lease, business and tenant, freehold title and the price point generated nearly 50 enquires.” Geoffrey Crowder explained “Too much is made about overseas investors; they seldom look at property under $10 million and generally stick to capital cities and inner suburbs. There’s still plenty of money around for good, small investments, and with interest rates likely to stagnate at around 1.5% on term deposit, real estate is still the preferred option for most investors”.n

DON’T PUT YOUR FOOT IN IT AND MISS OUT TO be auctioned on site, Friday November 1, this prime peninsula freehold is perfect for any investor looking to get a foothold into the commercial property market. Set on a 873 square metre block along busy Point Nepean Road, the building measures about 240 square metres and comprises five consulting rooms, a reception area, and staff facilities. It has been securely leased for 21 years to a well-established podiatry clinic. A 5 x 5 x 5 year lease is in place and rental return is $84,000 per annum with annual increases. There are 10 on-site car spaces and a fantastic road frontage of more than 17 metres which really adds potential for any future re-development (STCA).n

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ADDRESS: 1233 Point Nepean Road, ROSEBUD AUCTION: Friday, November 1 at 12pm onsite AGENT: Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562, Nichols Crowder, 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 5925 6005

Auction

Auction

Don’t get itchy feet

4 Units On 1 Title

Friday 1st November 2019 at 12 noon onsite. 1233 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

Long term lease of 5x5x5 years (as at 1st July 2019) Secure income of $84,000 PA (net) with annual increases Significant future mixed use development opportunity (STMA) Generous frontage of 17.39m* to Point Nepean Road Tenant has been in occupation in this property for 21 years

5925 6005 nicholscrowder.com.au

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Wednesday 13th November at 12pm on-site 71-77 Miles Grove, Seaford

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Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562 Tom Crowder 0438 670 300 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 3931

Total building size: 804sqm*

Total land size: 1313sqm*

3 of the 4 units leased returning: $50,280.46PA + GST + Outgoings Very modest rent

Freehold investment

Future capital growth by refurbishment or Subdivision (STCA)

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

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James Dodge 0488 586 896 Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 1/1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs 3201 WESTERN PORT NEWS

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MORE STOCK DED! URGENTLY NEE our y Call today for free appraisal

THE PENINSULA’S ONLY EXCLUSIVELY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT Business Sale - Hastings

Business Sale - Rosebud Fresh Fish Shop DRASTICALLY REDUCED!

ER D N U ER OFF

Indoor Play Centre

• Established business of nearly 10 years • Fantastic turnover in excess of $400,000 • Purpose built fit out for business • Excellent rent of $3,000pm approx. • This is a quality business providing healthy returns for extremely kind working hours

• Indoor and outdoor play centre • Outstanding reviews on social media • Specialising in birthday parties and private hire – bookings up to December including a number of private hires • Inspection highly recommended to see the centre in action • Currently open 6 days a week with scope for 7 day trading and increased hours • Additional 260sqm currently in planning stage of rebuild

Sale Price: $49,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Sale Price: $450,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease - Mornington

For Lease - Frankston

Mornington Industrial Estate

Showroom

• Office/Warehouse of approx. 200sqm • Rear roller door • Currently used as a Bingo facility with full kitchen and grease trap • Shared common area parking

• Highly visible location on the corner of Rosella St and New St Frankston • Ideally suited as a showroom for retail or wholesale operations • Lettable area of approx. 582sqm • Reasonable rent and long lease on offer • Rear roller door with off street loading bay

Lease Price: $3,000pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $4,806pcm+GST+OG Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

For Sale - Tyabb

For Sale - Mornington Peninsula As-New Factory New Industrial Estate

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Electrical Business

• As new factory of approx. 200sqm • Situated in the very fast growing industrial estate in Tyabb • Full amenities, freshly painted floor and LED lighting • Container Height roller door • Be quick. This will not last

• Well established electrical company based on the Mornington Peninsula • Ideal opportunity for someone looking to start their own business • Sale includes motor vehicle, plant and equipment, social media shout outs, pricelists, accounting software and data base • Vendor moving overseas

Sale Price: $350,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $65,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

For Lease - Mornington

Business Sale - Mornington

Prime Position In Town

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Thanks Albert • Prominent Main Street location • Currently trading as a burger bar but lends itself to a restaurant, bar or wine bar • Massive, well equipped commercial kitchen • Fully licensed with seating for 55 inside, 40 in beer garden and 10 on front foot path • Beautifully renovated upstairs residence ideally suited to owner operator • Owner extremely keen to sell

• Shop of approx. 50sqm • Located just off Main Street • Great lease and low rent • No fit-out costs

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Lease Price: $2,500pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $265,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

For Lease - Mornington

For Lease - Mornington

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• Located in busy Industrial Estate • Showroom of approx. 250sqm • Secure, fully fenced premises with onsite parking • Roller door access • Kitchen and toilet facilities • Next door to one of Mornington’s trendiest cafes.

PH: (03) 5977 2255 mpnews.com.au

Lease Price: $3,500pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Properties For Lease OFFICES FOR LEASE ( Mornington unless specified)

1/486 Nepean Hwy Frankston – 220sqm $3,000pcm+GST+OG SHOPS FOR LEASE 12 Blake Street - 70sqm 5/117-133 Main Street - 164sqm 113A Nepean Hwy, Seaford - 60sqm St Andrews Beach – 180m2 14 Progress Street, 250m2

Retails Space In Prime Location

• Located in high foot traffic area between Centro and Main Street • Great opportunity to open your business • Retail space of approx. 70sqm • Fit Out Optional Lease Price: $3,750pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

www.kevinwrightre.com.au

$3,750pcm+GST+OG $7,917pcm+GST+OG $2,080pcm+GST+OG $3,334pcm+OG $3,500pcm+GST+OGS

MEDICAL FOR LEASE 1537 Pt Nepean Rd Rosebud – 620sqm $15,000pcm+GST+OG WAREHOUSE / SHOWROOM 22 Rosella Street, Frankston -582sqm 32/1140 Nepean Hwy - 200sqm

$4,806.57pcm+GST+OG $3,000pcm+GST+OG

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

MP ‘proud’ of federal budget, but awaits state commitment I am happy to respond Jane Clarke’s questions on delivered federal government funding for the Mornington Peninsula that I wrote about in my Spring Newsletter (“Puzzled by MP’s claims of budget beneficiaries” Letters 8/10/19). I was proud to be able to secure $75 million for improvements to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. After years of ignored advocacy to the Victorian government, the Morrison government has had to step in to fund improvements to Victorian government-owned and operated roads. Our funds are available right now for sound barriers and pedestrian upgrades. The MP for Nepean [Chris Brayne] and Victorian Roads Minister [Jaala Pulford] took interest in this project before the election, now this interest must be met with action and commitment to upgrade their own roads, in partnership with our government. On Point Nepean, the Monash and Melbourne universities’ national centre for coasts, environment and climate is absolutely in line with the reactivation plan for the Quarantine Station precinct, allowing for university education and research here on the peninsula. The proposal was designed with the Victorian government and the Morrison government’s announcement of $25 million in funding has been welcomed by both universities. The Somerville to Baxter bike path proposal has always called for funding to be provided by local, state and federal contributions. The $2 million Morrison government funding has delivered on our promise to the community. Now Mornington Peninsula Shire and Victorian government must now live up to their commitment. I also note that, upon investigation, Jane Clarke is a member of the Australian Labor Party and ran as a Labor candidate for Seawinds Ward at the 2016 council elections. I wonder why she did not feel it necessary to disclose this information or why the The News did not inquire on her affiliation, as they did with those reflecting Liberal views? Greg Hunt, MP for Flinders Editor: During the federal election campaign The News asked all writers of “political” letters to state their allegiances. It does not do so outside of campaign times.

Peninsula life Those of us that enjoy the “peninsula lifestyle” owe much to those who helped create it. We are in debt to many who helped ensure the rural ambience, which is so handy to our places of living and working, was protected and kept accessible. But no person deserves more credit than the late Alan Hunt who always valued his opportunity to promote the peninsula and to encourage action and instigate protection of its surroundings. Mr Hunt’s 31 years of representing the most worthwhile objectives for all its residents ended 27 years ago when he retired as the state MP for South Eastern Province on 2 October 1992. His Parliamentary career saw him serve as a minister in Victorian governments led by three premiers: Henry Bolte, Dick Hamer and Lindsey Thompson. But it was as Planning Minister, supported by Premier Hamer in the nine and half years of his time as premier, that green wedges were created, parkland protected and a value put on our heritage as never before. Alan Hunt was to oversee much of what happened to shape the benefits that we now enjoy as we walk through the bush, along coastal tracks or stroll through vineyards, all within easy access of bay side or hinterland locations. We cherish our peninsula ambience and are grateful to those responsible for its planning and protection, particularly Alan Hunt. Brian Joyce, Rosebud

Beaches for all Local and state authorities must ensure that any re-building of private jetties does not limit public access to much-loved beaches.

Mornington Peninsula Shire invested significant capital into the Dorothy Houghton pathway around the Eastern Sister to make the historic Collins Heritage precinct accessible to people walking around The Point from Camerons Bight and onto the beach at Sullivan Bay and beyond, to Sorrento. It seems that the jetty set need reminding that Australian beaches belong to us all. Sue Slamen, Blairgowrie

Ready for pool Please note the following: 1999 Mornington Peninsula Shire commissioned Sykes Humphreys & Associates with Peddle Thorp to undertake a pool feasibility study; 2000 Recommendations Adopted for new aquatic facilities in phased program; 2013 Petitions lodged with council in favour of foreshore site; 2014 Motion no.140 lodged by Cr Hugh Fraser. Council no longer requires coastal management for the proposed use and development of the foreshore for the location of SPA. Associated with the plan of the “foreshore site” was the idea of Rosebud Hub to be updated and environmentally inclusive. Well, that has not happened and it is still unattractive. There were about 16,000 signed petitions preferring the foreshore location and less than 5000 lodged for the aquatic centre not to be on foreshore. John Cain says [the foreshore proponents] “were content with wasting their time turning up to council meetings decked out in bathing caps and towels”. Wrong again. It was our time and it was more fun than he implies (“Writing history” Letters 9/10/19). The site of the aquatic centre was (and still is) controversial, no matter where the concept would be built. However, now the aquatic centre is going ahead 50 metres (not 25 metres) to meet the needs of an increasing population whose overwhelming support has been so positive. So get out your togs John Cain and prepare to enjoy the hard work of others. There is no use crying over spilt cornflakes, or the past. Betty Preston, convenor Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre Action Group

Collinwood cleaned up Comedy is good for the soul, I’m told. Pleasing to read of Darryl Chambers thoughts albeit inaccurate (“Collingwood forever” Letters 9/10/19). To infer on the vague evidence of Fairfield classmates the easier path to Northcote High School entry is of course nonsense. True, some left school for good money at Duncan’s match factory. Entry to Northcote high without sitting for the entrance exam depended on your marks at the end of year 8. Some sat, failed, others to Collingwood tech. An entrance exam for Collingwood? Maybe, but they passed. Good for them, and Darryl. Go Pies. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Bank agreement I find it surprising that some people are unaware of the fact that many banks, including the big four, allow their ATMs to be used by customers of others on exactly the same terms as they would get from their own banks (“Banks withdrawal” Letters 8/10/19). If you see an ATM owned by ANZ, NAB or Westpac you will be able to use it to access your CBA account. Ron Simpson, Mornington

Banks misbehave It befuddles me why people are not more concerned about the banks’ behaviour in stealing from dead people, breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations, and just general disregard for its customers with malpractice in it’s financial and insurance institution (“Banks withdrawal” Letters 8/10/19). Further mystifying is why people continue to deal with these corporate corruptors rather than

THE Spring newsletter distributed by Flinders MP Greg Hunt lists 41 “current and recent federal funding commitments”, several of which require matching finance by either the state government or Mornington Peninsula Shire. doing the right thing and dumping them. Continuing to deal with them is just letting them know there is no repercussion or reprehension, no matter how much you flaunt the law and screw your customers. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Problems being solved I have a message for those young people feeling stressed about their impending doom due to climate change: We adults have been through this type of stress before, as have our parents and their parents as well. What seems an impending catastrophe today, can, with advances in technology and innovation, disappear tomorrow. As a young boy at school we were taught to prepare for a nuclear winter and that much of life would be obliterated when Russia and the US went to war. Then followed the population scare when we were told in the early 1970s that by 2000 the world would run out of food and China brought in the one child policy. Soon after followed the oil crisis that would see us plunge into darkness in 10 years when the oil ran out. Next was the y2k computer bug that would shut down world technology and see planes fall from the sky. None of these predicted disasters occurred. Mankind adapted. Try to look past the radical element screaming “emergency” because they are sheep and we have seen these hollow-winded doomsday preachers many times before. Yes, man-made emissions need to be reduced and smarter men than me are working hard at doing just that, but for now, try to read as many different news sources as possible to get a balanced view and have faith in humanity’s ability to adapt. If you do that, you may hopefully escape the sense of doom heaped on the shoulders of our youth like that on poor Greta Thornburg by her vegan activist parents and actually get to enjoy your youth. Michael G Free, Mt Martha

Follow the money How can a 16-year-old improperly educated Swedish schoolgirl influence social media and then go on to influence mainstream media to such an extent that she can organise worldwide strikes and marches and even address the United Nations on the serious scientific subject of climate changing? Where does she get the finance, the organisational skills, the intelligence and other resources, for all of this promotion and idolatry? Where did she get the political connections and nous to enable a UN speech? I’ve asked this and I ask all of the people suffering from carbon phobia to also seek the truth. Look up “money”. These “carbonphobics” keep demanding gov-

ernments “do something”. Like what? Destroy Australia? There are now hundreds of scientists and professionals, qualified in climate and related fields, who publicly state that there is no climate emergency. Changes are natural, normal and cyclical. More carbon dioxide should be beneficial. Europe froze over recently, like it did in 1709. Droughts happen. If we warm 10 degrees, good. No, of course you never hear of this. Why not? Think money. Our future climate cannot be predicted. It is not possible. What I can predict is that in 50 years there will be trillions of dollars worth of rusted out wind tower half megawatt generators, worn out solar arrays and dead one megawatt batteries rotting away, all unwanted and abandoned, because of good old solid, reliable 24-hour, 1000 megawatt electricity generators powered by coal, gas or uranium. There will be no need for diesel generators like we will have this summer on the “carbon neutral” Mornington Peninsula with its “climate emergency”. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Crime stats misleading [Hastings MP] Neale Burgess’ assertion that there are “escalating crime rates” is wrong, according to sources like the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency, Wikipedia, and the ABC (“Law and order” Letters 25/9/19). Notably, the latest annual crime statistics reveal an overall 7.8 per cent drop, not an increase, let alone an “escalation” in criminal incident rates. Is the Liberal Party trying to scare us again, like in the last state election, that criminals and gangs are roaming out there? Research shows that most violent crimes are committed by offenders the victim knows (US Justice Department Report, 2017). Is the fear mongering about crime intended to create anxiety among Mornington Peninsula residents, particularly given the proportion of older people, in the hope of garnering votes? This is not to say that there are not several categories of crime that are on the rise. Instead of setting up these crime committees (just what is Mr Burgess proposing they do?) how about tackling the causes of a statistically alarming crime, crime perpetrated in the home, and focus on funding programs that prevent such crime and provide alternatives for women and children trapped in a violent setting. Instead of politicising about crime, fight for low-cost housing and decent income support to free victims from crime in the home. Drug-related crime may be on the rise, but will “crime committees” help addicts who are in urgent need of health services to treat their addiction? A constructive approach is what is needed. Maureen Donelly, Mornington Western Port News 16 October 2019

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Celebrating 32 years with 32% off one day only super sale at Mornington Pool and Spa GOSH it feels like only yesterday we celebrated 31 years and its already 32 years in our fabulous pool business. So we are going to pass on 32% off storewide to all our loyal and happy customers. Once again Ninja warrior Ashlin Herbert will be onsite for autographs and a possible physical challenge as our favourite local Mornington Ninja. Whether its a new heater, solar system, robot or even just chemicals don’t miss our biggest day of the year sale and get Summer off to a great start. With 11 weeks till Christmas we want you to save as much money on your pool needs so you can buy more Christmas presents, although we have some great Christmas presents in store as well. As usual there will be give-aways & show bags to our first 50 customers. In our 32nd year of business, owner Simon Glasman, is very proud to say the 32% OFF STORE-WIDE sale is getting bigger every year. “It would appear that the times and the seasons are changing. September, usually the start of spring had only really one swimming day so it’s a late start, Here’s hoping there is great swimming weather to come. “This year we are celebrating 32 years serving the peninsula. “As usual, competition giveaways including an energy saving pump and a robot pool cleaner to be given away, valued at $2500,” said Simon. “We have seen over the past five years amazing robot pool cleaners replacing traditional suction cleaners making pool users happier than ever before.” “We are thrilled to be able to offer this to the public with our ONE DAY ONLY 32% OFF SALE, which has become a fabulous family day out as well. We have a jumping castle, hot dogs,

fairy floss and lots of fun for the family.” Mornington Pool and Spa for past 32 years has been and continues to be a one stop shop for all your pool needs and accessories. The team at Mornington Pool and Spa are among the most experienced suppliers of products and services in the pool and spa Industry. With the help of suppliers like Astral Pool, Zodiac, Hayward, Kreepy Krawly, Waterco, Maytronics, Focus and Bioguard, Mornington Pool and Spa are able to offer this one day only 32% off special pricing to spring off the season. “We have lots of new products from removing long term metal stains from the pool to the latest automation Like Astral Pool’s “VIRON Connect 10” allowing you to control your pool and spa using your i-Phone, tablet, computer or Android phone,” said Simon. Finally, “we also will have a massive range of fun pool toys on sale as well so you can stock up for Christmas or your entire swimming season in one go.” “People are now even buying chemicals in bulk for the whole season to take advantage of the 32% off pricing storewide, which makes a lot of sense.” Mornington Pool and Spa stocks all major brands and equipment AND BEST OF ALL IF NOT IN STORE AT THE TIME WE WILL ORDER IT & GET IT IN. Come in and check out the Mornington Pool and Spas’ One Day Only Sale on Saturday October 19th from 9am until 5pm. Mornington Pool and Spa located at 33 Yuilles Rd, MORNINGTON. Phone 5975-8466. www.morningtonpoolandspacentre.com.au

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Rosebud’s poster girl revs up for Rockfest By Tony Healey FOR Sandi Horne, it’s all about cars. Not just your ordinary cars but souped up classic Hot Rods, muscle cars and dragsters. Not something that one might associate with this glamorous mother of two girls. Not just a pretty face, Sandi’s love of classic cars has forged a lifestyle career that sees her travel the country working at motoring events, festivals and car shows, usually as an MC or host. Sandi’s passion and unbounding enthusiasm for classic cars is due mainly to her parents. “They both enjoyed modifying cars and Hot Rods including Austin Healey, Jaguar and early model Holden cars and as a youngster I knew this was something I really wanted to do too.” The MC, promo, Pin Up model and brand ambassador was encouraged by her father to study accountancy and on completing her course found employment in the automotive industry. “I just love cars and made sure that my work as an accountant was in the auto industry just so I could get nearer to cars, any cars!” Sandi said. After having kids and always owning Hot Rods Sandi was often pulled in the direction of filming by friends on Channel 31 and was consequently offered jobs to MC and host automotive events around Australia. Sandi is also the presenter of YouTube channel’s regular automotive-related Greased n’ Grassed entertainment show ad-libbing her way interviewing likeminded owners, event organisers and classic car enthusiasts. When hosting shows Sandi dresses as a

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vintage ‘50s Pin Up girl and has graced the front covers of many Hot Rod and auto magazines, filmed commercials and has a large following on her social media pages. Sandi is a massive streetcar machine and hot rods enthusiast and is hands on with her three 1932 Fords, each one unique. “One is named High Maintenance and my other Blown Ford Roadster has undergone work to ready it for the road.” Sandi is the Poster Girl for the 2019 Rosebud Foreshore Rockfest that will be held 14-17 November. She is also MC for Saturday evening’s two-hour Super Cruise to be held on a closed section of Point

Nepean Road, Rosebud and the Show ‘n Shine Classic Car show on the Village Green on Sunday. “I love what I do and the work-life balance with my two daughters and building my Hot Rods is just perfect, she said.” Rosebud’s Foreshore Rockfest is held over four days, from the 14 – 17 of November 2019. The festival is a fun celebration of all things of the 50’s and 60’s including; classic cars and hot rods, rock’n’roll music and dancing, Elvis beach party, rockabilly bands, along with retro markets, food trucks, vintage games,

carnival rides and much more! For more information on the Foreshore Rockfest 2019 event program, visit: www.foreshorerockfest.com.au Book Online: www.Moshtix.com.au/ ForeshoreRockfest


100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

“Welcome home” to Langwarrin soldiers Compiled by Cameron McCullough LAST Saturday night there was a “bumper house” to give welcome to the Langwarrin soldier “boys” who recently returned from active service abroad. Seldom has holding capacity of the Recreation Hall been taxed to greater extent and certainly a more successful function has never been held within its walls. Added to the fine audience was a splendid spirit of joyous enthusiasm which seemed to influence all concerned. The Chairman (Mr W. Williams) was never in better form, while Cr Hill (Cranbourne Shire) and Cr Oates (Frankston and Hastings Shire) also delivered inspiring addresses which seemed to add to the buoyancy of the meeting. Then there was the musical programme which in detail was an inspiration. It is generally conceded that the quality of the items rendered reached high standard mark and pleased even the most fastidious. The guests of the evening whose names were called included:– Drv. A. H. Clark; Pte. McDonald (Anzac); Tpr. F. Knox; Drv. J. Knox; Pte. T. Stephenson; Pte W. White; Bombadier T.I Evans. A full account of the programme will be published next issue. *** OUR LETTER BOX. ELECTRIC LIGHT. To the Editor, Sir – I am gratified to see that at last the Council is likely to take action to compel the Frankston Gas Electric Co

to fulfill its long overdue obligations. Over two years ago I had my house wired throughout in readiness for connection and neighbors have been waiting even longer than this. The postponement of the supply of electric light was attributed to the war, but it is nearly 12 months now since hostilities ceased and yet there has been not intimation from the Company that we are any nearer to receiving lighting facilities than before. I have been seriously considering putting in an electric light generating outfit myself rather than be humbugged any longer, but hope that now the Council is moving in the matter that the Company concerned will be stirred into activity. Yours faithfully, A. T. CARTHEW. “Lialeeta”, Seaford, 13.10.19. *** MAJOR W. T. Condor, formerly of the 7th Battalion, A.I.F., who has filled the position of assistant provost marshal for Victoria since leaving Langwarrin is about to retire from the service to take up a civil appointment in Papua. He was entertained by civil and military friends at dinner at Scott’s Hotel on Thursday. Major Conder will be succeeded by Captain R. W. Jones, M.C., M.M., who will combine the duties of A.P.M. and officer in charge of the Third District Guard. *** MR W. W. Young, of this journal, who has been seriously ill and under treatment in Melbourne, is recovering and hopes, to return to Frankston to-day. *** MR L. J. Ward, of Frankston, was suc-

cessfully operated on at “Lancewood” Private Hospital, Glenferrie last week, and is stated to be making a good recovery. *** CR W. J. Oates represented the Shire of Frankston and Hastings at the annual municipal conference which opened in Melbourne Wednesday. *** Heard on the Train That the question of abolishing the Council Chambers at Somerville is regarded as being far from settled by those opposed to the system of movable meetings. That further developments in connection with the matter may be expected when the next meeting is summoned for Hastings. That Frankston must have a Shire ranger resident in the town if the stray stock nuisance is to be successfully coped with. That several trees in the soldiers’ avenue were damaged by stock the other night. That it is not a matter of the ranger “getting up early”, the only plan to ensure effective results is to go to bed late. That there is some talk of a borough being formed up Mordialloc way to include seaside towns as far as Carrum. That the postponed “Cornucopia” in connection with the Frankston State School will eventuate on Friday next and is being soundly backed by parents of the scholars. That the Military Camp at Langwarrin this week was enlivened by the presence of a visiting band. That it is not a pleasing prospect to think that Frankston is likely to be

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minus a brass band again this season. That the Frankston Soldiers Memorial Committee contemplate holding a race meeting in aid of he fund if the “powers that be” will approve of the proposal. That the Mornington Racing Club is said to have generously agreed to allow the use of its course for the meeting. That Frankston should have been represented at the meeting held at Somerville last Saturday night to form a Peninsula Cricket Association. *** STEPS are being taken to re-form the Frankston cricket club. A preliminary of cricket delegates was held at Somerville on Saturday evening las – Tyabb, Hastings, French Island, and Somerville being represented. It was decided to re-form the Peninsula Association and the following office bearers were elected – President, Mr Geo Keast, Secretary; Mr H. L. Cusworth of Hastings. The previous Peninsula rules were adopted with some additions and these will be printed and lent out in due course. The opening matches of the season were fixed for Saturday November 1st. Meanwhile another meeting of delegates will be held at the Mechanics’ Institute Hastings on Saturday evening the 21st inst when it is hoped Frankston, Balnarring, Mornington or any others will be represented. *** On Monday evening, the 6th inst, the Mt. Eliza residents entertained five more returned soldiers of their district – Sgt. Roy McKenzie, Drv. R. Ritchie,

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and Pts. W. Payne, A. J. Carlron and G. Broomhead. This is Mt. Eliza’s 4th “welcome home,” 22 men having enlisted from this small district. The school-room was again filled to over-flowing, being much too small for occasions of this kind. Miss Poultney had the room looking its best, being very nicely decorated with many flags, flowers etc. Cr W. J. Oates presided in his usual able manner. The musical committee provided an excellent programme, the songs, recitations etc. by the various artists being much appreciated by the packed audience. The “welcome home” orchestra from Frankston again came up to help in the welcome to the returned boys, and under the baton of Mr Aisbett, the conductor, gave three selections which pleased very much. The chairman in his address of welcome said he was very pleased to be present, and complimented the boys on their splendid work at the front. Sgt R. McKenzie, Ptes Broomhead and Ritchie suitably responded and thanked the residents for their welcome. Cr Stephens moved a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and also offered a hearty welcome to Mrs Payne the English bride of Pte W. Payne. Supper in full and plenty was then handed round, the rest of the evening being given over to dancing until the small hours. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 October 1919

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Pines fall, Carrum cruise, and Frankston YCW hold on in a thriller

abb had put 174 runs on the board, a target which they would have felt good about defending. After a shaky start, Manders came in at number three and grabbed the game by the scruff of their neck for Seaford. His side ended up reaching their target with an over and four wickets to spare. James Quarby put together an innings for the ages for Carrum Downs, smashing 8 sixes and 13 fours on his way to a total of 123. His side set a target of 204 for their Balnarring opponents to chase down. Balnarring’s top order were poor and they fell short. Skye had a difficult day at home and saw their total of 197 easily chased down by Boneo. Rye also struggled on Saturday, and were bowled out for 93. Ballam Park claimed victory over them on the day.

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RED Hill have secured a narrow win over Pines away from home. Playing out of Eric Bell Reserve, the travelling Red Hill chose to bat first. They lost their first opener for a duck but recovered well from there. All of Red Hill’s middle order performed well on the day, and they ended up putting 189 runs on the board by the time their innings expired. Pines bowler Patrick Jackson played a part, helping to clean up the tail and finishing with good figures of 4/24. Pines’ run chase started well with a 38 run opening stand, but they quickly started to lose qtickets. They steadied the ship and ended up in a good position at 5/120, requiring 70 more for the win. The tail end was not able to hold up for Pines, and they ended up all out for 164. At Ballam Park on Saturday, Long Island played host to Moorooduc. Long Island chose to bat first and did well, with eight of their batsmen reaching double digit figures. Despite being consistently good, none of Long Island’s batsmen went on to make a big score, and they ended up all out for a decent total of 159. Moorooduc opener Ben Williams did most of the heavy lifting during the run chase, putting 47 runs on the board. Unfortunately for him he got no help from his teammates, as the next five batsmen in for Mooroduc were all dismissed for less than five runs each. A spirited showing from the tail helped, but Moorooduc still fell short and were all out for 112. At Ditterich Reserve, Heatherhill did well to defend their total of 166 against Main Ridge. Heatherhill’s Kieran Lenehan did well with ball in hand, taking 4/20. Pearcedale had a tough day at home, when they were soundly defeated by Somerville. A brilliant team effort from Somerville’s top order set them up well, and they ended up setting target of 225 to win. Pearcedale couldn’t get close, and

PROVINCIAL Pines fall short: Red Hill got the better of Pines, bowling them out for 164. Picture: Andrew Hurst

only put 90 runs on the board in their 40 over innings.

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A STUNNING 142 run third wicket partnership has helped set up Carrum for an impressive win over Delacombe Park. Campbell Ak and Jake D’Atri did the damage, each notching up half centuries. Delacombe Park were faced with a target of 200 runs to chase down, and gave it their best shot. They put together a respectable innings, but ended up falling 29 runs short of the win. D’Atri stopped all chance of Delacombe Park snatching the win by cleaning up the tail order. He posted figures of 4/22 to round out a man of the match performance. Hastings had a good day against Rosebud, as they chased down a target of 130 with ease. Luke Hewitt was at his best for Hastings, scoring 71 not out to help Hastings chase down their target with

12 overs to spare and 9 wickets in hand. At Cyril Fox Reserve, Crib Point’s total of 226 proved far too big a task for Seaford Tigers. Matthew Blake was Crib Point’s best with bat in hand, passing his half century. Seaford Tigers started well, and at 0/62 it looked as if they might be a chance of snatching the win. They quickly fell to 4/64, and couldn’t recover from there. Seaford Tigers ended up all out for 142. Mt Martha struggled badly against Dromana on Saturday, setting just 89 runs for their opponents to win. Dromana didn’t do it easy during their run chase, but eventually claimed the win with four wickets in hand.

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FRANKSTON YCW just held on to claim a thrilling win over Tootgarook over the weekend.

The Stonecats made the call to bat first at Tootgarook’s home ground, and started well with a 50 run opening stand. Although they batted well they were a little slow at times. YCW ended up at 7/139 at the end of their 40 over innings. Tootgarook got off to a great start and were in the box seat at 2/106. A tail order collapse put their run chase in jeopardy, and as the wickets started to fall the runs started to dry up too. Tootgarook’s early hard work was undone as they ended up running out of time. They finished 9 runs short of the win at the expiration of their innings. Nick Barfuss claimed the last two wickets of the innings to help the Stonecats scrape over the line. A brilliant innings of 84 from Scott Manders has helped Seaford claim a tight four wicket win over Tyabb. The Yabbies chose to bat first and started well, looking comfortable at 1/95. By the end of their innings Ty-

MT ELIZA proved too good for Mornington on Saturday in their second match for the season. Mornington chose to bat first and despite losing one opener for a duck, did well. They finished at 7/168 after their 40 overs, a respectable total. Mt Eliza had little trouble chasing down their target, and ended up claiming the win with six wickets and ten overs to spare. Opener Tim Clarke and number four batsman Jsutin Grant both passed their half centuries for Mt Eliza to help their side get the win. Chris Brittain’s entertaining century, featuring 7 fours and 7 sixes, helped Baxter claim a win over Flinders. Baxter looked brilliant and ended up at 6/230 at the end of their innings. Flinders worked hard but fell well and truly short at the end of their stint with the bat. They finished at 8/161. Langwarrin easily defended their total of 196 against Baden Powell at Lloyd Park. Tom Hussey’s innings of 82 was the highlight of the day for Langy. Peninsula OB also had a good day, with Sorrento failing in their efforts to chase down a target of 167 to win.

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Loyalty key to Skye’s success SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LOYALTY is a word that Skye United gaffer Phil McGuinness uses often when discussing his newly promoted senior squad. “To be honest the main reason we’ve come so far is not down to the committee, not down to me and Stephen (Duffy, assistant coach), it’s down to the players and their loyalty,” McGuinness said. “This group is really, really close knit and anything you put in front of them they grab with both hands. “A lot of our success simply comes down to them. “These guys could all get a lot more to play at other clubs but their loyalty and commitment has taken us to where we are.” And right now that is the heady heights of State 2 South-East just a handful of years after teetering on the edge of the State 4 abyss. In some ways Skye is at the crossroads in its evolution despite winning promotion this year. It now finds itself competing against clubs with significantly higher playing budgets and it has to decide how it will deal with that. McGuinness and Duffy plan to meet shortly with the club to discuss this issue, their plans for the pre-season and the club’s aims for 2020. “If the club wants to get bigger and progress then its current policy needs to change,” McGuinness added. At 36 he is one of the youngest senior coaches in State 2 ranks but the sport is in his blood. He comes from a soccer-mad family in Edenderry in County Offaly in Ireland where his father was chairman of the local club and when he arrived in Melbourne in January 2012 it didn’t take him long to get involved with Langwarrin first as a player then as a coach. He coached Langy’s reserves to the 2014 championship then switched to Skye to assist senior coach Billy Armour. He had no intentions of playing but Armour talked him into it and despite his dodgy ankles (that have been operated on nine times) he played the last 15 games of the season and Skye narrowly avoided relegation. The demands of work and a young family forced him to step back from his involvement until Armour phoned last year to tell him that he had left Skye and encouraged him to apply for the vacant coaching position. “I was always going to work with

Promotion celebrations: Skye United senior coach Phil Guinness (centre) is all smiles as he joins players and supporters after the final match of the 2019 season. Picture: Gemma Sliz

Stephen and when I went for the interview at Skye I think they might have had an assistant in mind but I just told them that I had the perfect candidate and asked them to trust me and they did.” That trust was rewarded with this year’s success and although McGuinness is under no illusions about the task facing Skye next season his confidence in his players is unshakeable. “I was extremely happy with the group we finished the season with but at the start of the season we had players who were injured or weren’t even at the club. “I know how hard it will be next year and for us to get promoted we will definitely need to add two or three players to the squad. “But for us to stay in State League 2 and let the club build for a year or two then I think the playing group that’s there at the moment is well able to match a lot of teams in that league.” There may be some departures from the current senior squad but McGuinness expects them to be minimal. “It’s possible that one or two players might hang up the boots or find it hard to keep going due to work commitments but if I lose any players I don’t think it will be to other clubs.”

An important factor in Skye’s 2019 success was the fitness of the senior squad. McGuinness and Duffy drove the players hard during last pre-season and the prevailing view was that this senior squad was the fittest group in the league. But when pre-season starts in November the players can expect to be asked to attain an even higher fitness level. “This pre-season will be harder than the last because I think you have to raise the ante in State 2. “A lot of people talked about the standard of our fitness last season which is a compliment to me and Stephen not that we’re looking for that. “I think we’ll be fitter going into this pre-season than we were last preseason so we’ll be hitting the ground running so to speak. “If any team in State League 2 underestimates us I think they will be in for a shock.” Meanwhile Football Victoria last week announced the restructured NPL junior set-up for season 2020. The junior boys’ NPL will include under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-16 teams only. The NPL under12s will now be included in the ex-

isting FV under-12 community competitions and the under-18s join the under-20s as part of the senior NPL set-up. The first 11 games of next NPL junior season will be a pre-qualification phase to grade clubs in what will become a three-league structure. The 48 clubs with junior NPL licences have been placed into four regionalised leagues for the prequalification phase and the Southern Region consists of Bentleigh Greens, Berwick City, Dandenong City, Dandenong Thunder, Gippsland, Glen Eira, Kingston City, Langwarrin, Mornington, Oakleigh Cannons, Peninsula Strikers and Springvale White Eagles. The season starts in early February. In NPL2 news Langwarrin resigned 18-year-old goalkeeper Colby Jones last week. Jones is trialling with A-League newcomer Western United and has signed as understudy to Langy’s senior keeper Fraser Maclaren. Langwarrin still is negotiating with a number of senior players including Callum and Luke Goulding, Jordan Templin and Lucas Portelli. At this stage from the squad that finished last season only David Stir-

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ton, Max Etheridge and Boris Ovcin have left. Last week the Lawton Park outfit had its status in next year’s restructured NPL2 league confirmed by Football Victoria and faces the prospect of competing in arguably the toughest competition in its history. The league consists of Bulleen, Brunswick City, Goulburn Valley, Kingston City, Langwarrin, Manningham United, Moreland City, Moreland Zebras, Northcote City, North Geelong, Pascoe Vale and Werribee City. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers appointed Paul Williams as senior coach last week. This is his third senior appointment after spells at Swinburne and Frankston Pines and he has been involved with Strikers as a junior and reserves coach and senior and reserves player for 10 years. He coached the reserves last season to a second-placed finish. “I’m really excited to be given this opportunity and the first thing on the agenda is to speak to the players both individually and as a group,” Williams said. “Obviously the reserves finished second and there are a few players in that group who I feel if given the chance could step up (to the senior squad). “I’m expecting that eight to 10 players in the senior squad last season will still be involved (next season).” Alex Halikias who coached Strikers under-20s last season will assist Williams while Donn Delaney who coached Langwarrin’s under-15s to the NPL title this year will coach the reserves. In State 3 news one of the worst kept secrets in local soccer circles became official last week when Frankston Pines announced the reappointment of Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor as senior coach. Taylor still has not settled on an assistant but on the playing front is exploring the possibility of trialling three young Japanese players who have all been involved in the youth programs of J-League clubs. The 22-year-old defender, 23-yearold midfielder and 23-year-old forward are all currently involved in the Japanese university competition.


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Seth’s Super Guineas win HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth has steamed home to score one of the narrowest victories in the $2 million Group One Caulfield Guineas on Saturday 12 October. The unbeaten Queenslander Alligator Blood looked home for all money after kicking a few lengths clear in the straight but the Dundeel three-yearold, Super Seth, unleashed a powerful final sprint to rush from near the rear of the field and get up right on the line. Super Seth’s outstanding performance was backed up on the clocked as he ran the sixth-fastest last 200m for the entire meeting with a split of 11.31sec and ran the mile 0.73sec faster than the Godolphin-owned, Flit, in the Group One Thousand Guineas. Part-owner of Super Seth, Jonathan Munz, also had Groundswell, who he bred and part-owns, finish in third place. Both horses are trained by Freedman at Munz’s Pinecliff property in Mount Eliza. Freedman said it’s taken a fair bit of work to get Super Seth to where he is now. “It doesn’t come naturally to him, he’s a bit goofy and does a few things wrong,” he said. “I wasn’t convinced he’d run a mile to be honest so we thought he may end up back at the Coolmore (Stud Stakes) but the target was always to try and win a stallion race with him. “He had a good two-year-old prep and he came back well but he needed to lift to win today and I think obvi-

Super finish: The Anthony Freedmantrained Super Seth (outside) narrowly defeats Alligator Blood in the $2 million Group One Caulfield Guineas. Picture: Supplied

ously the winkers did that today.” The win provided jockey Mark Zahra with back-to-back Group One victories after taking out the Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m) aboard the Lindsay Park-trained Cape of Good

Hope in the race prior. “When I finally got him to balance and level out, he really let rip,” Zahra said of Super Seth. “He’ll get even further I think, it’s just great because I’ve had a bit to do

with him and I know a few of the owners. It’s great to see the plan all come together, he’s still learning, but the sky’s the limit.” Munz and Freedman also combined with the three-year-old filly, South-

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