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NEWS DESK Free flu jabs FLU vaccines are available free for children over six months and under five years through Mornington Peninsula Shire’s immunisation service. The Department of Health and Human Services says there has been a significant increase of influenza in children aged up to five, prompting the state government to offer the free flu jabs to this at-risk group. They are available at all sessions on the current timetable at mornpen.vic.gov.au/immunisation as well as these extra sessions: Hastings Community Health Centre, 185 High Street, Hastings: 9.30am-12.15pm, Wednesday 2 May; 9.30am-12.15pm and 5pm-5.45pm, Wednesday 16 May, and 9.30am-12.15pm, Wednesday 6 and 20 June. Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Road, Mornington: 9.30am-12.15pm, Friday 4 and 18 May, 1 and 15 June. Mornington Shire Office, 2 Queen Street, Mornington: 9.30am-12.15pm, 1.30-3.15pm, Friday 11 May; 1.30-3.15pm, Friday 1 June. Seawinds Community Hub, 11A Allambi Avenue, Rosebud West: 5-5.45pm, Wednesday 20 June. For more details call the shire’s immunisation team, 5950 1099, or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/immunisation No appointment is necessary for the sessions, which will be cancelled on Code Red weather days.

In safe hands IT may have looked like part of the show, but this was no act when a sailor managed to catch his colleague before he hit the ground. The dramatic incident personalised the Anzac spirit for those near enough to see it in the large crowd at Rosebud. Members of St John Ambulance were quickly on the scene, helping the man within seconds of his fainting.

Party house clampdown

Biggest morning tea

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RED Hill Lions Club will host the Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for Cancer Research, 10am-1pm, Thursday 10 May. It will be at Michael Leeworthy’s art gallery, 133 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, with morning tea provided by local businesses. Entertainers will include a belly dancer and community singing group Larking About led by Fiona McGillivray, which will sing songs from different countries. The guest speaker from Peninsula Health is to be confirmed. Mr Leeworthy will demonstrate water colour painting, with 20 per cent of the price of any paintings sold on the day going towards cancer research. Details: Jenny Stidston at jstidston@hotmail.com or call 0439 896 158.

LAWS to tame behaviour at rowdy party houses on the Mornington Peninsula may be a Victorian first. The clampdown comes after the shire last week adopted a Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law. The new law includes a registration system that identifies the owner of a property who must nominate an agent to respond within two hours of complaints by neighbours. A code of conduct aims to counter issues which have ruined neighbours’ nights, including rowdy drinking sessions, abusive guests,

thumping music late into the night, car parking congestion and inadequate rubbish disposal. Penalties will apply for breaches of the local law and the code of conduct. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne thanked members of the community, short term rental accommodation operators, police and industry representatives who had input into this process. “The proposed local law has received nearly 300 submissions,” he said. “To meet both the needs of the community, as well as short term rental accommodation operators and users, the shire has made slight amendments … to achieve a balanced result.” These included changing the curfew from 10pm to 11pm-7am, softening the curfew to allow for quiet use of outdoor seating areas, and

removing the need for signs at properties to reduce the risk of burglary. “We believe these amendments address antisocial behaviour, while also taking into consideration the importance of the short stay rental accommodation market for tourism on the Mornington Peninsula,” Cr Payne said. “Frequent anti-social and rowdy behaviour from short stay rental accommodation is not acceptable in residential areas. “The registration process and code of conduct will ensure respect for neighbouring properties.” The council will advertise the new law in the Victorian Government Gazette and, once adopted, will forward it and the code of conduct to the state government and local MPs.



Level crossing removal works will continue on the Frankston Line and will affect the way you travel. The sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be on your way.

Access via the Beach Street pedestrian crossing will be maintained during the station closure. Please see map for more details.

From Wednesday 9 May until Saturday 19 May the level crossing at Seaford Road will be closed as part of the Seaford Road level crossing removal. Traffic detours will be in place during these times. Please see our website for more details.

Local traders will be open for business during this time, so please support local businesses in the area.

Pedestrian route

Underpass closed Friday 4 May to Sunday 27 May

Site compound 120 car spaces closed

Frankston Station Closed Friday 4 May to Sunday 17 June

Flet che r Rd

From Sunday 29 April until Saturday 23 June, the southbound lane of Young Street will be closed to allow for works on the new Frankston Station. Please see ptv.vic.gov.au for Young Street bus relocations.

70 car spaces closed for replacement bus services Flet cher Rd

From Friday 4 May until Sunday 27 May the pedestrian underpass at the station will be closed due to construction activities. During this time pedestrian access between Young Street and the station carpark will be maintained via an alternative pedestrian route south of the underpass.

Road closures

You ng St

From Friday 4 May until Sunday 17 June, Frankston Station will close and temporary station facilities servicing the rail replacement buses will be in operation in the Fletcher Road carpark.

Bea ch S t

You ng S t

Changes to pedestrian access at Frankston Station

Frankston Station pedestrian access changes

Train replacement bus stops

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