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5974 9000 or email: team@mpnews.com.au www.mpnews.com.au Heat haze: A fire at the Somerville Salvos store may have started in donated items. Picture: Gary Sissons

Salvos’ fire loss FIRE which damaged the Somerville Salvos store in Eramosa Road last week is believed to have started in bundles of donated goods piled up outside. The items were in a lane between the Salvos shop and a tobacconist. Somerville CFA members put out the blaze which was hot enough to cause two windows at the rear of the shop to blow out. The shop also suffered water damage. CFA crews worked hard to prevent the fire spreading to other shops. Police described the cause of the blaze as suspicious. Investigations are continuing.

Diesel back-up on power cut days Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au DIESEL generators have been brought onto the Mornington Peninsula to avoid power outages over summer. Outages can be expected up to five times each summer, usually when thousands of holiday-makers turn on their air-conditioners at around the same time. Network provider United Energy says the extra demand can lead to “more than double a normal day’s power use”.

The 11 generators on private properties at Dromana, Boneo and Rye will back-up peninsula’s grid during peak demand. The generators will be on site for five years but are expected to be replaced with other “demand-management” options, such as batteries and solar panels. The generators are part of the Community Grid partnership between electricity network provider United Energy, Mornington Peninsula Shire and technology company GreenSync, whose cloud-based software platform manages the power-sharing load.

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on a few peak days of the year when demand is highest. He said “demand management” was well-established internationally. Mr Clarke said the temporary use of generators had allowed United Energy to defer a $30 million upgrade of the network – and “this works out to be cheaper for customers”. “In the US, demand management helps deliver … seven per cent of peak demand,” he said. “Recent reports by regulators, including the ACCC, AEMO and AEMC, have all supported the opportunity for demand management to put downward


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AGL board told of gas plan fears Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au THE gas import terminal proposed at Crib Point is part of power company AGL’s $2 billion “electricity generation projects aimed at modernising and improving energy supply”. AGL chairman Graeme Hunt last Wednesday (26 September) named Crib Point as being one of these projects, along with wind farms at Coopers Gap and Silverton, gas-fired power stations at Barker Inlet and Newcastle and a coal-fired power station at Bayswater. A protest, right, against the Crib Point floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) was held outside while Mr Hunt was speaking to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in the Melbourne Recital Centre. Several members of the Save Westernport group along with Environment Victoria’s Mark Wakeham, using proxy votes, were able to raise questions at the meeting about safety aspects of the FSRU. “This allowed us all, for the first time, to take our case directly to the whole AGL board, they were a captive audience,” Rod Knowles, a retired MFB firefighter and Save Westernport member, said. “Concerns were raised with the board over the safety of the floating gas terminal and the impact it will have on [Western Port’s] internationally recognised Ramsar-listed wetlands.” Mr Wakeham asked the AGL board how the public could have faith in its

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ability “to manage such a complex and potential dangerous facility as an FSRU when during the week their licence to operate was threatened for not complying with government regulations”. The resulting $3 million fine “brings AGL fines to $5 million over the past 10 years for negligent, deceptive and

misleading behaviour. Chairman Hunt agreed that ‘AGL had to do better’.” Mr Knowles said a busload of protesters from Crib Point was joined by others outside the recital hall to hold banners and make “a colourful and rowdy demonstration”. “[With] AGL’s bad safety record and their non-compliance with government

regulations, an FSRU at Crib Point would be an accident waiting to happen,” he said. Inside the meeting Mr Hunt told investors that despite uncertainty “AGL continues to invest in energy supply that should enhance affordability and contribute to reliability, while enabling the long-term transition of our energy

fleet to lower emissions technologies”. Interim CEO Brett Redman told the meeting that “safety, as always, is a core focus of AGL’s people and I am pleased to say that having visited many of our sites in recent weeks, I am confident our safety culture is stronger than ever”. The meeting was told that AGL’s after tax 2018 profit was $1.587 million, up from $539m in the 2017 financial year. AGL and APA Transmission are still waiting for Planning Minister Richard Wynne to say if they will have to undertake full environment effects studies for the FRSU and a gas pipeline from Crib Point to Pakenham. Phaedra Deckart, AGL’s general manager of energy supply and origination, said the referrals handed to Mr Wynne on 11 September were “just one step in a long planning assessment process”. “In response to concerns raised by Environment Victoria and the local community the referrals have been submitted together to ensure the full impacts of the combined projects are considered,” she said. “The referrals provide a fulsome evaluation of the potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of the projects, in order to enable a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the projects. “The project will create a new gas supply source, which will have the effect of providing much needed security of supply and placing downward pressure on prices.”


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OCTOBER Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540 Frankston Prostate Support Group The support group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10am in the King Close Community Hall in Frankston North. Men with prostate health issues and their partners are invited to attend the support group for discussion on prostate health issues and some friendly banter. Details: 0407817996 (Gordon) Epilepsy Support Group Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867 Al-Anon Family Groups If your loved one drinks too much and you don’t know where to turn, Al-Anon Family Groups can help! Confidential meetings are held in Chelsea every Tues. 7.30 - 9.00pm at Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Road. No appointment necessary. New members welcome. Foster carer Every child deserves to smile. Make 2018 the year you make a difference. Become a Foster Carer with VACCA - Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. Express your interest by visiting www.vacca.org or calling 9480 7300. Information sessions every month held in your area. Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes every Friday in January, and then 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melways ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn.au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Better Breathers Respiratory Support Group Every 4th Monday of the month

Better Breathers support group meet in the meeting room at the Mornington Information Centre, cnr Elizabeth and Main Sts from 2.00 to 4.00pm. We offer education and support for patients and carers coping with chronic lung disease with the aim of leading an improved quality of life. Details Christine 0419 314 587 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic Mon 29 Oct to Thurs 1 Nov The 4 day tournament will be played at Portsea, Moonah Links, Flinders & The Dunes. The graded individual stableford tournament is open to both men and women. Many inclusions - 4 days of golf, carts on 3 days, lunches, 2 dinners (at The National Golf Club and Rosebud Country Club), prizes and souvenir polo. Shotgun starts (either morning or afternoon fields). Early Bird Entry Fee only $695. Hurry! Closes soon. For more information phone 0422 691 or email info@golfmorningtonpeninsula.com.au Dog Park The Langwarrin Community Centre needs support to allow a purpose-built disabled friendly and fenced Dog Park in Langwarrin. Please support this fully funded dog park project by signing a petition at Langwarrin Community Centre or Harcourt’s Langwarrin. Girl Guides The Overport Frankston Girl Guide Unit is looking for adult volunteers to assist, either if wishing to become a leader/ assistant leader or Helper for the Girl Guides. If you are interested in volunteering your time on Wednesday nights, by assisting the unit leader in mentoring, supporting the Guides or helping out practically; please give the unit leader a call on 0414612715. Mornington Peninsula Family History Society Internet access to Ancestry, Find My Past & British newspaper archives. Also Aust BDM’s on CD’s. Library open Tues & Thurs 10.30-2.30pm & Sun 2-5pm $10 Non Members Details 9783 7058. Frankston South Recreation Centre, Towerhill Rd, Frankston Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies Choir We warmly welcome new choristers to join a happy and supportive group of women who love singing together. No, you don’t have to be Welsh. No Welsh speaking skills are needed and no auditions are required. We rehearse on Sunday evenings in the comfort of the

Frankston Uniting Church, High Street, Frankston. For more information contact Helen 0424719291 or email our secretary secretarympwlchoir@gmail.com Peninsula Activities Group We welcome visitors to join in outings & trips. Meets in High Street Frankston for a cuppa and nibbles, book future activities and hear a speaker of interest. Joana 9775-2304 RPPFM Car Rally Fundraiser Sunday Oct 7, from 8am Leaving from RPPFM studios carpark at 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington, rally contestants will travel around the Peninsula solving puzzles to reach The Red Hill Baker of Balnarring for lunch, jazz and prizes. $50 per car to register. Call Pam to register 0409 831 110 All welcome. Spring into Gardening Saturday 20 Oct. 10am - 1 pm Our beautiful “Joy of the Earth Community Garden”, Joy Street, Frankston (rear of kindergarten/maternal health centre) invites you to take a tour, have morning tea, sample our very own honey & bottled olives & stay for pizza lunch. Gold coin. Details Sue 0409 964 991 Book Fair The Mornington Lions Club Annual Charity Book Fair will take place on January 5 & 6 at Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington. Donations of books welcomed. Contact Aileen 0413 507 000 for pick-up/ drop-off information. Weight Loss Support Group FInding it a struggle to lose weight? Is it difficult to maintain your weight loss. Do you need support from others who have achieved what they set out to do or are still forging alongthe healthier lifestyle treck? Come to your local TOWN clowb. Senior Citizens Hall, Herring St, Hastings 9am - 10.30am Wednesdays. $48 membership fee then $6 per week. You are wecome to attend two meetings for free. Further info Tira 0433 509 487 Balnarring Bowls & Social Club Come join us to maintain fitness & good health, make new friends and have a laugh, enjoy social days and compete if you like. Located at Bruce St Reserve, Balnarring. 5983 1655 or info@balnarringbowls.com.au Holy Trinity Anglican Church Op Shop 2nd Saturday of each month Jumble sale inluding furniture, plants, larger items, along with bric a brac. The Op Shop (benhind Coles) in Churst St, Hastings. Any inquiries: Judy 0425 848 957 Living with Autism Spectrum Resource support group, Monthly meetings Mondays, No cost. Phone for dates. Wallaroo Community Centre, Hastings. Contact Gaye Hart 0439 576 690 or gaye.hart@ goodshep.org.au Probus Club of Somerville 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9.45am St Andrews Church Hall, Eramosa Rd West. Activities, guest speakers, trips. All welcome. Contact Val 5977 6686. Hastings Community Bocce Thursday 1-3 and Saturday 1-3 depending on the weather conditions. Next to the Hastings Tennis Club on the Hastings forreshore. No uniforms required just comfortable shoes and clothes. $3.00 per day. Contact Hastings U3A on 5979 8585 Mon/Tues 10-1 and Thursday 1-4. Hastings View Club Voice Interest Education of Women

Raising funds for the Learning for Life Program. Meeting 3rd Friday of the month at 12noon at The Hastings Club, Marine Parade, Hastings. Contact Janet 0403 786 069. Combined Probus Club of Balnarring Third Friday of each month at 10am. Held at the Balnarring Community Hall Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring. Guest speakers each month covering a wide range of subjects. The club has a diverse range of interest groups, outings and travel, Visitors and prospective new members are welcome. Contact Patsy Wilson on 5983 9949. Hastings Combined Probus Club Meets the 1st of the month at the Hastings Sports Club. Retired men and women are invited. Outstanding guest speakers at each meeting, day trips, sea cruise, discussion groups, luncheons. Visitors welcome, Contact Dulcie 0417 1306 43. Duplicate Bridge Every Monday at 9.00am. The Flinders Bridge Group meets every Monday for Duplicate Bridge at the Flinders Golf Club. All players welcome (partner required). Cost is $5.00 oer person. Please email Peter on thelains@live.com.au. Social Bridge Each Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm. Come along to Social Bridge held in the Flinders Golf Club. All players are welcome and assistance is available for notvice palyers. Cost is $5.00 per person. Please contact Candy 0409 417 724 or email candace.ormerod@gmail.com Art Exhibition and Sale Sat 6 & Sun Oct 7, 10am-4pm St Andrew’s Eramosa Road West, Somerville Featuring the work of local, prize-winning artists Jeff Gilmour & Joan Denner. Devonshire tea available. Kids colouring and drawing competition. Free entry. Celebrating Carers Week Monday 15 October, 10am - 2pm Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza. Featuring Bernadette Mether. Great raffles and door prizes. All welcome, supporters please pay $45.00 and primary carers $10 by 8/10/18. Includes show and a meal, complimentary drink, tea & coffee. Bookings essential. Call Kevin 97873730 or email: mariehell@bigpond.com Crib Point Community Market Saturday October 13, 9am - 1pm. Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Road Crib Point. Handcrafted products, upcycled goods, Devonshire teas, and kids’ Cribby Koala treasure hunt. Enquiries and stall bookings ph. 5983 9888 or Email market@cpch.org.au Devilbend Golf Club Open Day Sunday 28 October, 9.00am Come along and enjoy a family friendly day including complimentary golf and clinics, jumping castle, coffee cart, BBQ and live music. Contact Tim on 5978 8405 for further details, or to book into a golf clinic. Loders Rd, Moorooduc. Dog Lovers Walking Group Join us for friendship, fun and exercise for dogs and owners. Baxter Park (Near Tennis Courts). Tuesdays at 8:30 am & 9:30 am & Thursdays at 9:30 am. Great for puppies. Regular social events as well. Contact Suzanne on 9789 8475 Harmony in the Twilight: Saturday 10 November, 7pm. Mornington Tennis Club, 350 Dunns Rd, Mornington. An evening of opera to raise funds for survivors of family

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Gifts top the list at athletics’ drawcard Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au

Banjo arrives: Moonlit Sanctuary welcomes its latest arrival, Banjo the koala. Picture: Supplied

New face among the gum trees TASTY eucalyptus leaves, lots of naps, cuddles from mum – welcome to the world of Banjo, the first koala joey born at Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale. Banjo arrived after months of suspense for sanctuary staff. Now, energised by his mother’s nourishing pap, Banjo is ready to ride on her back and see the world through the leaves of the gum trees. In his first days, Banjo spent a long time in

his mother’s pouch attached to her teat. As he grew bigger he would appear from time to time, occasionally poking out a leg, then an arm, or his head. Some days he pulled most of his body out to take a peek. Now, at seven months, Banjo is mostly hanging out on his mum’s back in the sanctuary’s latest exhibit – a 10,000 square foot koala centre with five habitats to encourage breeding.

THE running of the inaugural Hastings Gift with $8000 for the winners of the 120-metre men’s and women’s events will be the highlight of a sporting extravaganza to be held at the Thomas Barclay oval, Hastings, on Saturday 17 November. The main events are sponsored by AGL and other races in the 14-event program include the John Coleman Mile (1600m) Hastings open handicap at $1500 and several races offering $1000 in prize money: the Tucketts Tyrepower 120m Hastings masters handicap; Hastings 120m backmarkers invitational/mixed handicap; Hastings 300m open handicap; Malvolio 300m Hastings masters/women’s handicap; Hastings 800m open handicap, and Hastings 4 x 200m stable mixed relay. The Fast’n’Fearless 70m Hastings novice sprint and the Pride Performance 70m Hastings elimination invitational/mixed handicap will offer $600 prizes, and the WCCI 120m Under 18 men’s and women’s handicaps will offer $300 prizes. The Victorian Athletics League’s 120m Hastings under-14 handicap will offer a sash as prize, while trophies will be awarded to the winners of the Secondary school mixed 4 x 200m relay, and Hastings 4 x 200m Australian Defence Force men’s and women’s relays. The launch of the professional running event has come about after a group of residents received the backing of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and the Victorian Athletic League.

Hastings Gift president Terry Kelly said the aim of the day was to attract visitors to the Western Port area and to broaden an awareness of professional running, a “part of Australia’s history”. He said the organisers were able to offer prizemoney high enough to attract top athletes. “As a premier athletic event it will give the public the opportunity to see some of the best athletes in Australia competing for the honour of being the inaugural Hastings Gift winner,” Mr Kelly said. “The event came into being as a number of committee members have family and friends that compete on the Victorian Athletic League circuit and live on the Mornington Peninsula. “They compete with local sprinting team Pride Performance. The members have won all the biggest and most prestigious gifts both in Victoria and interstate. Some of their major wins include the Rye Gift, Maryborough Gift, Ballarat Gift, Queanbeyan Gift (NSW) and the iconic Stawell Gift.” Mr Kelly said the event was expected to attract about 500 athletes, including from interstate. “Local support on the day would give this exciting new event a chance to grow as it becomes an annual event on the local and state calendar and offer much needed fundraising opportunities for the community,” Mr Kelly said. “A number of sponsorship opportunities are available, including sponsoring one of the 14 major races on the day.” To inquire about sponsorship call Mr Kelly 0484 954283 or email president@hastingsgift. org

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Fountains of health for birds WATER birds, calm on top and paddling madly underneath, appear happy and healthy in the clear water of two small lakes at Civic Reserve, Mornington. Bobbing around in small wind-driven waves, the birds pass two fountains installed by Mornington Peninsula Shire to aerate the water. Eighteen months ago the lake presented a different picture. Hundreds of birds died in and around the lake from bacteria-produced toxins.

Expressions of Interest Mobile food vans on the peninsula Mornington Peninsula Shire is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from parties wishing to operate mobile food vans from approved itinerant trading locations on the Mornington Peninsula. The Shire provides opportunities for temporary mobile food van vendors to add to the public’s enjoyment by allocating four static foreshore permits and two roving residential permits per year.

Itinerant trading locations across the Mornington Peninsula include: • Residential Roving 1 • Residential Roving 2 • Mornington – Schnapper Point Drive • Mount Martha - Esplanade • Safety Beach – Marine Drive • Sorrento – Point Nepean Road The aim of the temporary permits is to provide food or drinks to the public at locations that are a distance from commercial seaside townships but offer a valuable service to the local people.

The four aerators appear to have done the trick, with Australian Wildlife Protection Council members reporting on the hatching and survival of many birds at the lakes. On Thursday last a variety of water birds (wood and black ducks, chestnut and grey teals, purple swamp hens, dusky moorhens and coots) were evident in and around the water. A flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos noisily occupied the trees on the island in the lower lake. Dog walkers exercised their pets

in the adjoining leash-free area while holidaying children used the adjoining skatepark. As well as aerating the water the shire has installed a sign warning against feeding the birds, a practice which results in “poor water quality”. “If you must feed the birds, small quantities of endive, spinach or grated carrot only.” Shire staff will continue to monitor water quality and health of birds over summer.

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Legal forum offers advice for seniors A FREE forum for seniors this month will discuss important issues they face during their lifetime, such as planning for retirement and decision-making as they age. The Legal Matters and Ageing Forum is being run by Seniors Rights Victoria and Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders. It is being sponsored by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and hosted by Peninsula Community Legal Centre. The forum will be held at the Safety Beach Community Centre, 185 Marine Drive, Safety Beach, 10.30am1pm, Tuesday 16 October. Morning tea will be provided. Bookings are essential. Seniors will learn about some of the most common legal issues affecting older people, such as knowing what to look out for in aged care and retirement village contracts, and recent changes in the law on medical decision-making in Victoria. Keynote speaker John Corcoran, AM, is a principal and former chairman of Russell Kennedy Lawyers, a prominent Australian law firm which advises leading providers of aged care and retirement living. His talk will give seniors a better understanding of retirement village and aged care living and the contracts offered. Speakers from PCLC and Seniors Rights Victoria will talk about elder abuse, an issue in the news and the subject of a Royal Commission

over poor standards of care in some aged-care facilities, as well as recent changes to medical decision-making laws in Victoria. A question and answer session with the panel of experts will follow. Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free advice on most legal issues, with ongoing assistance available for clients experiencing disadvantage. The centre’s head office is in Frankston, with branches also at Frankston North, Rosebud and elsewhere, as well as visiting services at Chelsea and Hastings. Seniors Rights Victoria provides information on issues such as elder abuse and how to safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Anyone experiencing elder abuse should contact the free Helpline: 1300 368 821 To register for the forum, or call Peninsula Community Legal Centre 9783 3600, email pclc@pclc.org.au, go to pclclegalmattersforum.eventbrite.com.au or visit pclc.org.au

Food for All meet MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend this year’s annual meeting of the Southern Peninsula Food for All. It will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church Hall, 2.30pm, Wednesday 10 October. The hall is at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Pt Nepean Road, Rosebud.

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NEWS DESK Red Hill fatal A MAN died when his car hit a tree leaving left White Hill Road, Red Hill, on the weekend. The incident occurred about 150 metres from Arthurs Seat Road, 10.50pm, Saturday 29 September. The driver, a 20-year-old Mornington man, died at the scene. He appears to have been the sole occupant of the car. CFA, police and ambulance crews attended. Senior Constable Stuart Anderson, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said White Hill Road was closed between Arthurs Seat Road and Sheehans Road for several hours after the crash and again on Sunday, to allow police to take photographs and measure skid marks as part of their investigations. Anyone with information or who may have seen the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au

Carers’ lunch PARENTS, carers and supporters are invited to a Carers’ Week lunch at Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Road, Mt Eliza, 10am for a 10.30am start finishing 2pm, on Monday 15 October. The theme will be Music Through the Ages. It will feature Bernadette Mether, Vaughan Wilson on piano, Beleura Village Choir, and Chris McConechey (“The Master of the Washboard”). There will be raffles and door prizes. The event, held by Community Lifestyle Accommodation will include the show and a meal, with a complimentary drink, tea and coffee. State dietary requirements when booking. Supporters are asked to pay $45 and primary carers $10. Pay CLA Bendigo Bank BSB 633000, account number 141576942, stating your name and Carers Lunch as a description of event. Bookings are essential. Call Kevin Turner 9787 3739 or email marie.hell@bigpond.com by Monday 8 October. DECKING

Master class: Jenny Harrison, above, demonstrating the ‘32 Sword’ form of Tai Chi to the many Mornington Peninsula U3A members who attended a recent demonstration. Pictures: Supplied

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amazing feeling to be performing as part of the large group,” Tai Chi tutor Marg Lester said. “For anyone interested in gentle exercise for the body, brain and soul, Tai Chi is certainly worth considering.” Rising Moon Tai Chi’s Jenny Harrison, who trains U3A Tai Chi tutors, demonstrated the “32 Sword” form, and also took a mini-class in cognitive function to demonstrate the benefits of Tai Chi for the brain. Details: Anne Riddell U3A Mornington 0490 065 540.



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Parties park their bids for votes Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au THE bid for votes at the 24 November state election is proving fruitful for train commuters with the Labor government offering 50 more spaces at Frankston station than the Liberal opposition. In mid-September the opposition pledged to build a $30 million 450-space multi-deck car park and last week this was topped by Labor coming with a 500-space car park plan. Labor’s promise will depend on the state government regaining office and the federal Labor toppling the government now led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. While neither the government or opposition has indicated where they plan to build the car park, it is not expected to be on Public Transport Victoria land which Already provides 416 parking spaces at the station. Land owned by Frankston Council is likely to be needed for the multi-deck car park. On weekdays the existing car park is full before 6.30am and train commuters are forced to park up to 500 metres away and pay as much as $13 a day. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan last Thursday said Frankston’s new car park will be part of the government’s $150 million Car Parks for Commuters Fund. She said the Labor government had “delivered a brand-new station with new public areas, upgraded pedestrian connections and a redeveloped Young Street”. “As part of this investment, the Labor Government also carried out research to address parking issues at the station,” Ms Allan said. “Now that this massive construction blitz is

almost complete, a re-elected Labor government will get on with delivering 500 new car spaces.” Ms Allen said the government was also “undertaking the business case and planning work necessary for a future extension of the Frankston line”. “The Labor government is investing $2 billion in the Frankston line to improve reliability and run more trains, more often. The investment is creating over 2000 jobs removing 13 level crossings, upgrading signalling and power and building 10 new stations.” More accessible and user-friendly car parking in Frankston CBD is one of the Committee for Greater Frankston’s main advocacy priorities. The president of the regional advocacy group, Fred Harrison, said a multi-deck car park - at the before station – now being proposed by both sides of state politics - had been sought for many years. “Insufficient free and accessible parking has before become a barrier to economic growth so [the] announcement by the state government is a good start, but it’s just a beginning as a solution to this before major problem requires a much wider strategy,” he said. “Traders, business owners, workers, commuters, shoppers and visitors are telling us Frankston’s economy can’t continue to grow unless the lack of car parking is solved.” The committee has asked both the Labor state government and the Liberal opposition to extend the Frankston train line to Langwarrin and Baxter with large car parks at both locations. Mr Harrison said extending the train line required both federal and state government money. “The Liberal Party at federal and state levels, and federal Labor have all committed to the project, but the Victorian Labor government has yet to do so.”

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Ceremony for fallen officers HUNDREDS of police, residents and well-wishers attended the police Remembrance Day ceremony at Rosebud RSL, Eastbourne Road, Rosebud, Thursday 27 September. Superintendent Adrian White, above, was among the many uniformed police at the commemoration. The event held for the Southern Metro Region Division 4 Southern Peninsula/Frankston commemorated the 2Oth anniversary of the murders of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rod Miller in 1998. Picture: Yanni

ILLUSTRATOR and children’s author Terry Denton stepped out as the new patron of environment group BERG Mt Martha last week to teach youngsters aspects of the art of drawing. On a crisp, autumn day, in a marquee at the old campground at Balcombe Estuary, the illustrator of the Treehouse series of books had the children thinking about the estuary’s birds and animals before committing them to paper. The old master conducted two 45-minute workshops – one in the morning and one in the afternoon - for children aged seven to 14. Before and after each workshop, Denton signed copies of the children’s

Treehouse books. In the workshops, Denton showed why he was king of the kids as he had the children spellbound, teaching them the little tricks of his trade. Sometimes it was difficult to know who was having the most fun. Outside the marquee, parents chatted to BERG MM helpers and sipped tea or coffee provided by the environment group. At the end of each session, the budding artists displayed their efforts to their proud parents. And after the first session, there was time for a group photo with the artist taking centre stage. Barry Morris

Estuary idol:Illustrator Terry Denton, above, poses with children attending his morning art workshop at Balcombe Estuary. And right, Terry Denton makes a point at his BERG Mt Martha workshop. Pictures: Supplied



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Australia’s favourite singers…together at last SILVIE Paladino and David Hobson are seen together when they appear on Carols by Candlelight each year but are seldom seen performing in their own show together. They will perform classical hits from musicals theatre and their stellar careers at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 13 October, 2pm and 7.30pm. Silvie has performed throughout Australia, Asia and London’s West End. Her first theatrical role was Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Misérables. She was then invited to perform the same role in the London production. Her other performances include lead roles inCats, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, The King & I, Chess, Passion and Jerry’s Girls. David is one of Australia’s best known

operatic and recording artists. David made his name with Opera Australia in his award-winning performance of Rodolfo in La Bohème directed by Baz Luhrmann. David’s unique talents have enabled him to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, win Dancing with the Stars and play such diverse roles as Orphée to Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Silvie and David will perform some of their favourite songs from their successful careers and may even give you some early Christmas spirit. They will be accompanied by talented musician David Cameron. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience two of Australia’s finest singers on the one stage!

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A DIVER surveyed and repaired the well-worn slipway at Mornington Yacht Club last week to ensure it was capable of carrying heavy yachts. A relieved Commodore Bret Levenspiel said Thursday 27 September that the diver “did a hell of a lot of work” on the ageing timbers and supports before giving the slipway the ‘all clear’. Members were told earlier this month that the slipway pilings had deteriorated due to naval shipworm and that the crossheads and rails were “compromised”. Some of the clamps were loose and that acrow props used to secure the slipway

during the last slipping day had dislodged. There is some urgency in getting the slipway shipshape as skippers will want their boats in the water by the club’s opening day, Sunday 21 October. Commodore Levenspiel said members were “looking for a good weather window” to slip their boats last weekend and next. “The highest priority is to have our fleet return to the water timely and safely,” he said. “The safety of boats should always remain a concern as slipping is never without risk.” Stephen Taylor

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Dromana Community Hall, 359 Pt Nepean Road, Dromana, 10am-midday, Tuesday 16 October. The hall is at the rear of the Old Shire Office. There will be displays of the activities U3A Southern Peninsula offers seniors in the community. To book call 5981 8777 or email office@ u3asouthpen.org.au before 10 October. Visit u3asouthpen.org.au

SENIORS Card holders can travel on public transport across metropolitan and regional services for free from Sunday 7 October to Sunday 14 October. The start of the free travel offer coincides with the month long Victorian Seniors Festival. Now in its 36th year, the Festival offers more than 2500 free or low-cost events and activities across the state. Details: www.seniorsonline.vic. gov.au/festival Seniors Festival programs are available at libraries, council offices and neighbourhood houses. Call 1300 797 210 to have a program mailed.

Morning tea U3A Southern Peninsula is gearing up to host a free morning tea to celebrate Seniors Week being held over 7-14 October. It will be at the

CWA’s annual BALNARRING CWA’s annual general meeting will be held at Balnarring Community Hall, Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring at 1pm on Wednesday 7 November. The branch began in Balnarring 86 years ago and welcomes new members of any age. Details available from the branch's acting secretary on 0402 146 187.

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Talks call as brew plans put on hold Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au PLANS for a microbrewery in green wedge-zoned land at Moorooduc include car parking for 28 vehicles, an additional dwelling as well as growing hops for the beer that would be brewed and sold on site. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s planning services committee last week deferred making a decision on a permit for the brewery despite officers recommending that a permit be refused. Council officers recommended the permit be refused but Cr David Gill said councillors decided a deferral would allow “interested parties to en-

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gage in a discussion to see if all aspects and ramifications of the permit application had been fleshed out” so an agreement could be reached before a decision was made by council of the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal. Under the permit application beermaking and selling is proposed on the 34 hectares of grazing land at the corner of Graydens and Stumpy Gully roads next to the Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association’s R M Hooper Oval. While most of the land would be retained for grazing, the microbrewery proponents say 1.7 hectares would be used to grow hops and 6.4hectares

for barley. Councillors on the planning services committee were told that “preliminary investigation suggests [the] applicant has way overestimated the potential yields of barley”. The shire’s “rural business officer”, in a report, estimated 12.8 tonnes of barley may be produced on the 6.4 hectares when 116.5 tonnes would be needed to make 233,000 litres of beer, which was stated to be two thirds of the microbrewery’s output. The report by strategic projects senior planner Hugh Pierce, said the proposed microbrewery was dependent on the establishment of a relationship with agricultural produce to be grown on the site.

“Whilst the proposal does indicate some link between the land and the microbrewery, the level of information provided detailing how this will be undertaken (from an operational and manufacturing perspective) and the timeframes for both agricultural production of the key ingredients and the commencement of brewing operations are lacking,” the report to the committee’s 17 September meeting stated. “Therefore, there is an inability to be assured that the critical relationship between the land and industry is acceptable. The commercial element (i.e. the sale and consumption component) of the proposal also raises concerns regarding both its appropriateness within the

context of this green wedge land, and whether sale and consumption will be truly ancillary, or grow to become the more dominant use of the land over time. “Whilst the microbrewery is proposed to produce beer with key ingredients sourced from the land, the sale and consumption area alone is considered a large-scale proposal in the green wedge … The onsite sale and consumption of liquor for up to 40 patrons will have detrimental implications for the existing rural amenity of the area.” Mr Pierce said if the microbrewery was “not supported” the shire could be left with two dwellings on the site “which is prohibited within the green wedge Zone”.

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Arrest of man who ‘shouldn’t be there’ A LITTLE girl ran into her mother’s bedroom at their home in Seaford and told her a man was in the house who “shouldn’t be there”, 4.15am, Wednesday 26 September. The woman told police she confronted the man who turned and calmly walked off along Seaford Road. Police arrived with the Dog Squad who arrested a Mt Martha man, 46, nearby. He was allegedly found with items from the house, including a handbag and keys. He may have entered through an unlocked internal door from the garage. Detective Senior Constable Peter Morris, of Frankston CIU, said the man was facing a string of charges, including aggravated burglary of the woman’s home, a burglary at a house in Mahoney Crescent, Seaford, as well as theft from a car and another case of theft. He was remanded in custody to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court, Wednesday 3 October.

Charges over fight THREE men have been arrested following the alleged assault of two security guards at The Sands hotel, Carrum Downs, in the early hours, Saturday 25 August. Detective Senior Constable Darren Paxton, of Frankston CIU, said a male security guard attempting to eject the men and a woman was knocked out and stomped on the head while he was on the ground. A second security guard was also allegedly assaulted. The guards were taken to Frankston Hospital: one with a broken jaw, cuts and swelling, the other with a broken nose, cuts and swelling. Detective Paxton said three men, aged 26, 23 and 18, were arrested at a Carrum Downs house, Wednesday 19 September. They were charged with affray, intentionally and recklessly causing injury, assault in company and assault by kicking. They have been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in January.

Repeat drug-driver A 34-YEAR-OLD Somerville woman who tested positive to methamphetamines while driving her three young children to school on Tuesday morning 18 September had to leave the car and walk her children to school. Suspecting that the message “might

The bike was impounded and the rider is expected to be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on multiple traffic charges at a later date.

Search for owners THE owner of an “item of value” left among clothing in a black plastic bag in a donation bin at a Somerville charity store, Monday 17 September, is being sought by police. They are asked to call the property officer at Hastings police station 5970 7800. Stolen items including tools, two cars and two motorbikes were recovered during a police raid on a Seaford house, Friday 21 September. An old Australia Post-type Honda motorbike was among the items. A 29-year-old Seaford man has been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on numerous charges, including burglary, theft, theft of-and-from motor vehicles, and handling stolen goods at a later date. Anyone missing a “postie” bike should call Senior Constable Caddy, Southern Metro Crime Team, on 9767 7440.

not have sunk in”, Somerville Highway Patrol police sat off the same spot before school the next day (Wednesday) and saw someone come out of the house twice to look up and down the street. Police believe they may have been spotted because, a short time later, a taxi arrived to collect the children. To check that the Don’t-DrugDrive message had sunk in, the patrol stopped by the area again on the Thursday and, a short time later, they intercepted the same woman who again tested positive for methamphetamines. Existing legislation does not allow for the immediate suspension of a driver’s licence, or the impounding of a vehicle under these circumstances. However, police say they expect the woman’s licence to be suspended for a minimum of six months upon confirmation of the laboratory results. Police say the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Shire council areas have one of the highest drug-driving detection rates in the state. “If you are drug driving, it’s not a matter of if you’ll be detected, it’s a matter of when,” they said. “Don't take the risk of having a collision or losing your licence.”

Station lock down ROSEBUD police station was put into lock down, Wednesday 19 September, when a man in a “highly aggressive” state threatened and taunted police from the reception area, 7.25pm. After a confrontation the man, of no fixed address, was arrested, lodged in the cells, and assessed for drugs. He was then taken to hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Charges are pending.

Monkey bike seized SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol members and Frankston Council staff worked together last week to nab the rider of a monkey bike seen riding in the Seaford Wetlands. The riders are unwelcome because they cause damage to the wetlands and equipment, with a ranger onsite at the time repairing 13 locks suspected to have been broken by the riders. Police monitoring the Seaford North Primary School speed zone in nearby Airlie Grove, saw a monkey bike

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coming from the wetlands which failed to stop for them as directed, Thursday 20 September. They and the council officer followed the rider to a nearby house and found the bike hidden in a garage with the engine still warm. It was towed away and will be crushed if the $800 release fee is not paid. Parents picking up their children, and the school principal, were reportedly pleased with the police’s efforts. However, the rider’s mother was said to be less pleased with her son and his mates.

Bike’s paper plates SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol members in an unmarked car surprised the rider of an unregistered motorbike with false paper plates on Karingal Drive, Frankston, Thursday 20 September. The 42-year-old man, of Frankston, was found to be unlicensed and later tested positive to both methamphetamine and cannabis.

FIVE residents of a house in Frankston were awoken by a smoke alarm as flames from an outdoor fire pit spread to the rear bedrooms, 5.30am, Sunday 23 September. Frankston CFA crews put out the fire which started on the rear deck of the house in McMahons Road. Those at home included the mother, 46, and children aged 12-16.

Man under guard A MAN was under guard at Frankston Hospital last week after being bitten by a police dog, 1.50pm, Thursday 20 September. The 27-year-old, of no fixed address, was arrested when police cordoned off an area near the corner of Jacana and Leonard streets, Frankston, in a two-and-a-half hour hunt for an alleged house breaker. He had not been charged last week.

Fumes blamed for man’s death POISONOUS fumes from an LPG heater are being blamed for the deaths of a man and his pets asleep in a campervan at Rye last week. The man, 57, was living in the van behind a friend’s house in Sydney Street with his kelpie dog and pet bird. The friend told police he had spoken to the man about the need for proper ventilation if he was using the heater in the days leading up to his death. However, all were found dead when he checked on them, 10.30am, Monday 24 September. Leading Senior Constable Brendan Richardson, of

Dromana police, said inadequate ventilation appeared to be a factor in the tragedy and the man’s death was not being treated as suspicious. “The witness was unable to raise them and called police,” he said. “Rye CFA attended to disperse the fumes and make the scene safe for the police and ambulance and the man’s body was taken to the coroner’s office.” Police say gas heaters should be checked regularly and oxygen depletion sensors used to warn of dangers from fumes. Western Port News 2 October 2018



Occupational Therapy Week – 21st – 27th October ST John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital employ twelve Occupational Therapy caregivers for their 60-bed Rehabilitation Hospital which includes a very busy Outpatient Department. Occupational Therapists (OT’s) focus on returning patients to their occupation and activities which make their lives meaningful. The hospital OTs work closely with patients to assist them in gaining independence with self-care and domestic tasks. They can also assist to modify the environment or prescribe equipment to enable patients to safely return home by conducting a home visit together with the patient. The hospitals Occupational Therapy Department also host students from Victorian Universities and currently have six OT students involved in clinical, project or research placements at the hospital. Interestingly, five of the six students are international students, highlighting the diversity and potential global impact of the hospital. The Occupational Therapy team offer the following services: • Assisting patients in regaining or enhancing their daily lives following a deterioration in function or following surgery or medical diagnosis • Assessing or modifying a patient’s home and community environment to improve safety and independence. • Prescribing and educating patients

in the use of adaptive equipment to assist function. • Driver assessments • Specialist interventions in various health conditions including surgical, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s as well as mental health. • Assessments of daily living Recently, their Occupational Therapy Manager, Louise Slater, attended the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme of the conference was “Connected in Diversity: Positioned for Impact”. Louise said “It was exciting to see delegates from over 100 countries represented at the conference”. She was pleased to acknowledge that work practices at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital are in-line with clinical work across the world. “For example, our hospital is a research site for a project regarding the assessment and treatment of sensory loss after a stroke - called SENSe”. For more information about St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital’s occupational therapy and other services, please call 9788 3333. Referrals: Outpatient referrals can be sent to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199. Fax: (03) 9788 3280 Inpatient referrals can be sent to: Fax: (03) 9788 3304

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Commemorating 40 years of education WESTERN Port Secondary College is commemorating 40 years of education with a celebration on Friday October 19th, 2018 that will bring past, present and future families together to mark this milestone Formally known as Hasting High School, the journey began with a petition to the State Government, requesting a new school to cater for population growth in the local community. This was the beginning of a long and drawn out process to establish a secondary education facility on the site of 215 High Street Hastings. Construction, which began in 1974, took 4 years to complete; the official opening occurring in 1978. The first day of school was certainly not as predicted, with students and staff arriving to find a farm house, some paddocks, a couple of cows and an official from the Department of Education informing everyone to go home for a few more days whilst they organised portable classrooms to be placed on the site. Fast forward to the present day where students and staff are united in their focus on learning in what is a state of the art 21st Century education facility. Our present college community invites everyone to celebrate our 40 year birthday. Both students and staff are working extremely hard to make this an event to remember. An important part of the evening’s events will be the official opening of the “Kevin Berry Performing Arts Centre”, in acknowledgment of Kevin’s long standing dedication and contribution to Western

Port Secondary College and the community. The school is proud of the entrepreneurial learning opportunities within the college and will showcase these at a market as part of the celebrations. All goods have been handmade, baked, grown and produced by students. We are extremely excited to have past students Ben Jansz and Sianna Lee, who have forged careers in the music industry, performing in the afternoon and evening. Our current student bands and ensembles will also entertain our guests during the event. Carnival Amusement rides including The Cha-Cha, Commando Course, Petting Zoo and Jumping Castle will be a big attraction for families to enjoy. The cost of these will be $10.00 for unlimited rides if tickets are pre purchased by October 18th. The wrist bands are available directly from the college administration office. If purchasing on the day, the cost will be $15.00 Our Anniversary Event will bring the community together to celebrate an important milestone in the life of the College. We welcome past students and staff, community groups and new families. It is a time to pay tribute to all the individuals and community organisations that have contributed to the rich fabric of the College over its 40 years of education. We look forward to a fantastic event and the chance to welcome new and old faces visiting the College to reminisce and embrace the Western Port Secondary College Community.

“We look forward to welcoming past and present students, families and staff as well as the wider community to the college. Come and see how the school has evolved over the last four decades into the vibrant, 21st Century Learning Community that it is today.” - Principal Michael Devine Celebrating 40 years of education: School Principal Michael Devine with students l-r; Lachlan, Senayde, Emma and Mitchell.




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Support our local businesses - Keep it local! IF you are thinking of travelling to anywhere in the world during 2019 then you should not miss the FREE Travel and Cruise Expo being held on Saturday 13th October at the Balnarring Community Hall from 10am to 2pm. The expo is being hosted by Balnarring Travel & Cruise, established in 2000, who will have their staff on hand along with over 15 travel suppliers. There will be prizes up for grabs for those who attend the Travel Expo with many door prizes along with a main prize of $1000. This includes companies such as Adventure World , Allianz Insurance, APT, Backroads Touring, Bentours, Insight Vacations, Lindblad Expeditions, Japan Tourist Bureau , Qantas Holidays, Royal Brunei Airlines, Scenic, Silversea, Tempo Holidays, The African Safari Company and Wendy Wu Tours. “There will be presentations from our suppliers throughout the day’’ “It’s a great opportunity to find out

about destinations from knowledgeable suppliers ,” Jacqui from Balnarring Travel & Cruise said. The main focus of the event will be to promote the Earlybird deals that have just been released for travel in 2019. These deals include huge savings on airfares, plus many more exclusive deals that will be offered to those that attend on the day. “There will be travel representatives from the various travel companies,” Jacqui said. “This will give you a real insight into what to expect on a river cruise, independent travellers, a coach tour or open sea cruising.” There will be plenty of brochures and other information supplied by travel suppliers to keep you informed about travel trends and tips. Open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12noon on Saturday, Balnarring Travel & Cruise is located located in The Village Centre in Balnarring and has professional and friendly staff to help you with all your travel arrangements. Call 03 5983 1998 or email: holidays@balnarring travel.com.au

Saturday 13 October 2018 • 10.00am - 2.00pm Balnarring Community Hall 3041 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring Free entry • Prizes & giveaways on the day* 5983 1998 • holidays@balnarringtravel.com.au www.balnarringtravel.com.au/coming-events

*Conditions apply. Minor prizes will be decided by random draw on the day. Major prize: $1,000 travel voucher to be redeemed at Balnarring Travel & Cruise Shop 4, 3050 Frankston Flinders Road Balnarring VIC 3926. Winner will be decided by random draw on 07 Jan 19 & advised via details provided on entry form. $1,500pp minimum spend required to be eligible for major prize. Further conditions apply, ask for details. ATAS No. A11543.


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Friday 26 April, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

beautifully sung production that will feature hit songs and scene highlights from Gilbert & Sullivan musicals. The Syncopators along with Yvette Johansson will be paying tribute to jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Hook Turn Orchestra featuring TV star Alinta Chidzey will

bring the jazz classics from the silver screen to the stage. You’re My World: The Cilla Black Story will finish off the season along with the very popular Christmas in June lunch. Visit theFAC.com.au or phone 03 9784 1060 to book tickets to the shows.


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Free hearing test for seniors DURING the Seniors Festival Nepean Hearing is offering free hearing tests for seniors. The number of Australians who are hearing impaired is increasing because of: n the Ageing Population –we are living longer n excessive Noise - in the workplace and high level music Hearing loss is often described as the

‘invisible disability’. People often wait for 5-10 years before they seek help. Hearing loss may also be a contributing factor in the speed of onset of dementia. The degree of loss is also correlated to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to know about your hearing. Many people ignore the signs of hearing loss, which include turning the TV or stereo up so loud that others complain, frequently needing to ask

others to repeat themselves and not being able to hear properly on the telephone. Constant ringing is also another warning sign of hearing loss. As technology advances, many people with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids. These innovations have made a positive difference in the way they can communicate and enjoy their lives. Nepean Hearing is an independently

owned clinic and the audiologists are University of Melbourne trained. For hearing screenings our main office is located across the road from Frankston Hospital at 13 Hastings Road, Frankston, phone: 9783 7520. We are also located at: 171 Camms Rd Cranbourne, phone: 5966 1117, and Hastings Community Health, 185 High Street Hastings, phone: 97837520.

EACH October we celebrate the outstanding contributions older residents make to our communities. The 2018 Seniors Festival is a great opportunity for older people and their friends and families to get out and about, meet people, try new activities and have fun at a wide variety of free or low-cost, high-quality events right in their own, beautiful backyard. Many organisations and wonderful volunteers work hard to contribute to this program of events. The peninsula is host to many and this year the program has been grouped into event categories including Seniors club events, events at the library, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, The Briars and leisure centres, health events, physical activity events, and arts and cultural events. Free programs are available from shire offices, libraries, leisure centres and lots of other locations across the peninsula. This 2018 Mornington Peninsula Seniors Festival is part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, which runs through the month of October and is a state wide Victorian Government initiative. There is free public transport for Seniors Card holders. www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

Free hearing tests for Seniors during Seniors Month Seniors receive a $20 Woolworths voucher during seniors month.

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Helping to maintain an independent life WESTERNPORT Mobility have long specialised in the sale and repair of mobility scooters and home mobility products, and have now introduced a whole new range of living aids. Proof that a good business is constantly growing and keeping with the times, Westernport Mobility have expanded into health care products in the home. Owner Ray Percival says it’s part of providing a wider service to the community.“We now have lift chairs which are ideal for when people have had operations like hip replacements. They might need a lift chair temporarily after surgery, or they might need one full time in their home,” says Ray. “At Westernport Mobility, you can either hire or buy depending on your needs.” Another part of the new range is products to help those with rheumatism.“We have jar and bottle openers, and other home aids like special cutlery for those with arthritis, that help people maintain an independent life,” says Ray. At Westernport Mobility, it’s all about supplying products that make it easier for everyday living. You can buy or hire most products, including mobility scooters, beds, lift chairs, walking aids, and living aids. “Since opening the new store in Hastings we have been able to expand and improve our range for the community,” says Ray. Westernport Mobility has qualified

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‘THE MATISSE’ A MORNINGTON MASTERPIECE PERFECTLY situated on a quiet street, in a desirable location just a short walk to Fishermans Beach, luxury living awaits you with these two, brand new four-bedroom townhouses each offering about 325 square metres of bright and welcoming living space. Constructed by Coastal Development Group, the generous 450 square metre block is the largest for any townhouse currently available in Mornington. With an intuitive design catering to the needs of todays buyer, the interiors are a showcase of clean architectural lines and a dazzling array of premium appointments will not leave you wanting. The two-storey layout boasts a glamorous open-concept design that works harmoniously to maximise the natural light throughout all living zones; a spacious lounge and dining space seamlessly unites with an alfresco entertaining deck, and taking centre stage is a superb kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances by Miele. Also incorporating a brilliant breakfast bar with stone bench tops, there is also a butlers pantry with an additional Miele dishwasher and wet area. From the front of the home you emerge through an impressive oversized glass doorway - imported from Europe - to the nearby master bedroom that boasts a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with double basins and a large double shower. Continuing along the hall is a handy home office and a powder room for guests, whilst the move upstairs takes you to a second living zone – perfect for the kids console games and study times and three more fabulous bedrooms that include a guest bedroom with ensuite, and the main bathroom. A full complement of energy saving features have all been installed here with double glazed windows, a solar hot water service and a 3000-litre water tank for the garden. Privacy and security have also been reassuringly provided for with a video and audio surveillance system, and the house has a central burglar alarm. From the street is a double garage with automated doors that has internal access to the main hallway. n



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Hastings 64 King Street


Perfection on King This grand old lady is fully secure, modernised and central to High Street shops, supermarkets, schools and the foreshhore. The stately life for the perfect family. Inspection to pre-approved

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This great family home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, large lounge room, open plan kitchen/ dining, air conditioner, gas ducted heating, out door undercover area, good size

private yard with a tool shed, single remote lock up garage and security alarm. Located close to shops and local schools.

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Carrum Downs 33 Maddison Crescent Two Dwellings on 3.5 Acres This well presented home features three bedrooms plus study, all with BIR’s, main bathroom + FES to master bedroom. Bright open plan living with kitchen boasting gas stove top, electric oven and dishwasher.

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Light Filled Villa Boasting low maintenance living just a leisurely stroll from the foreshore and handy to the town centre this light and bright single level 2 bedroom villa would be suited to retirees looking to downsize, investors or first homebuyers. Conveniently positioned at the front of a small and quiet complex this free standing villa has been freshly updated offering open plan living and dining that flows out double doors to the private courtyard with undercover outdoor entertaining area and peaceful garden. The well-appointed kitchen has double sink, upright stove, plenty of bench space and generous panty. Both bedrooms have built in robes with sliding doors serviced by a central bathroom with shower/bath, vanity with cupboard space and separate toilet. The laundry offers ample bench space again leading to the rear courtyard. Additional features include single garage, air conditioning and wall mounted television in the outdoor area. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure this ideally located unit only moments away from everything Hastings has to offer

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Simply Ideal! Sitting pretty in the bowl of a quiet court this fantastic three bedroom home is tucked away enough to offer peace & privacy, yet still within walking distance or a short drive to the blooming township of Hastings. Filled with an abundance of natural light and offering a versatile layout, this property will be sure to please. Featuring three generous sized bedrooms, all of which offer built in robes and are serviced by the main bathroom, separate toilet & laundry. With air conditioning & gas ducted heating, the home will keep you cool or toasty no matter what the weather outside! The backyard offers; garden shedding, built in BBQ (with mains gas) a decked pergola area with sun shades, which overlooks a spacious and landscaped area, offering ample room for the kids or pets to run around. Just to top it all off, the home has a single carport and off street parking, to accommodate guests or family. Situated in a sought after locale, within arm’s reach to primary & secondary schools, day care facilities, parks and recreation facilities, this is the perfect home for Families, first home buyers, downsizers or investors. Sale By Fixed Date: Monday, 15th October at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior)



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Price $470,000 - $515,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754P 03 5970 7333 jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Jacqui Robinson M 0409 919 419 jacqui.robinson@harcourts.com.au

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850sqm (approx) block with an outlook across Oakridge Reserve Circa 2008 Porter Davis home with 4 bed, 2 bath & 2 living areas Alfresco living space within a generous back-yard. Space to add a pool, or shed Remote Db garage, solar HWS plus 1.6Kw solar power array Abuts Padua College, walking distance to St Mac’s & Morn Sec College

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Mornington 28 Parkside Crescent If you hesitate Parkland Location, Views Lifestyle you&will Liveability miss the Boat!

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SET down a private driveway, this magnificent property measures about 6000 square metres and presents a lifestyle few properties in the area can match. For families seeking that tree-change life, this small acreage property includes a handsome weatherboard home with three bedrooms and a fantastic light-filled interior showcases soaring ceilings and a splenid feature fireplace. The renovated kitchen has a walk in pantry, there is an island bench and appliances include an electric oven and cooktop. A second living zone adjoins the lovely master bedroom which has a walk in robe and ensuite. Outside is where you can truly enjoy the serenity and flexibility of the property with quaint verandahs front and back providing comfortable entertaining zones, and a large three bay shed with adjoining workshop, plus a four-bay carport under the roof line of the home, will lend themselves well to the trades or transport related home businesses. Additional features here include main bathroom with spa, a separate laundry and a study. Embrace the seclusion and tranquillity of this lifestyle property while enjoying close proximity to all schools, cafes, shopping and transport.n

MEETING and exceeding all your expectations, this brick-veneer home has excellent street appeal and is close to the foreshore and shopping along High Street. Full of modern character, the stylish interior features four fabulous bedrooms including the master bedroom with his and hers walk-in wardrobes, air-conditoning and an ensuite. An eye catching kitchen showcases stone bench tops throughout, there is a dishwasher and a large walk in pantry. Adjoining the kitchen is an open-plan lounge and dining space kept comfortable all year round with ducted heating, and a separate rumpus room provides excellent entertaining options in addition to the welcoming alfresco timber deck. There is a double garage with internal access and a handy second driveway provides extra parking for a trailer.n




ADDRESS: 4 Lefroy Lane, HASTINGS FOR SALE: $950,000 - $1,040,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 8 car AGENT: Jake Condick 0430 599 910 Harcourts JT & Co, 10/14 High Street, hastings, 5970 7333


ADDRESS: 22 Babbington Close, HASTINGS FOR SALE: $595,000 - $650,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Ruby Smith, 0437 930 774, Roberts & Green Real Estate, 64 High Street, Hastings, 5979 2489

5979 2489 64 High Street, Hastings www.robertsandgreen.com.au




CRIB POINT 32 Milne Street

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE, DELIGHTFUL LOCATION - Whether you are looking to get a foothold in the market, expand your portfolio or seeking single level ease that you can lock and leave, this immaculate residence will tick every box. Three bedrooms; master bedroom with walk-in-robe, ceiling fan and ensuite. Kitchen features Delonghi oven, dishwasher and double fridge cavity. n Second living area incorporates a formal dining and sitting room. n Vulcan heater, ceiling fans, and split system air-conditioning in each living zone. n Private outdoor entertaining area overlooking established gardens. n Side access to a double carport and 10m x 6m shed with power.

‘NGALLA’ | SOPHISTICATION & CHARM - Early 20th Century origins steep this gorgeous cottage in an aura of classic elegance and coastal ambiance on approximately 1,485sqm. n Two lovely bedrooms – master with mirrored built-in-robes and a ceiling fan. n Beautifully-appointed main bathroom with bath and overhead shower. n Three living spaces including formal lounge with a stunning gas fireplace. n Spacious dining room with a traditional combustion stove, and a cosy sitting room. n Huge entertainer’s deck overlooking manicured gardens. n Rear laneway access to a large three-phase shed and double carport.

For Sale: $620,000 - $660,000

For Sale: $660,000 - $726,000

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$415,000 - $445,000





FAMILY HOME ON SPACIOUS BLOCK • Spacious 4 bedroom home; master with WIR & FES • Open plan family meals area opening to alfresco • Ducted heating • Side access to rear of block to park a trailer • 781 sqm block

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

PERFECT LOCATION • Perfectly presented three bedroom home • Light-filled living room with split system heating & cooling • Good size kitchen and dining area • Separate bathroom and laundry • Covered deck overlooks low maintenance yard with shed • Currently tenanted at $365 p/week until December 2018







$450,000 - $495,000


0419 955 177

$420,000 - $445,000






IDEAL POSITION - PERFECT ORIENTATION! • 501 sqm block in a sought-after pocket of town • Walking distance to cafe, schools and transport • Build your new family home here

SOLID ENTRY LEVEL OPPORTUNITY! • Two bedrooms • Open plan living/dining areas • Recently updated kitchen with dishwasher • Bright, sunny aspect • Single carport • Securely fenced block

RENOVATION OPPORTUNITY. MAKE YOUR MARK • Three bedroom brick veneer home • Large formal lounge opening to timber deck • Galley kitchen with new dishwasher • Ducted heating and cooling • Secure this great opportunity today







SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

$420,000 – $440,000


$720,000 - $750,000


SPACE GALORE • Spacious home on 1026sqm (approx.) block • Master with large ensuite • Four living areas • Kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher • Ducted heating and cooling • Under cover decking area + large workshop



R DE UN PRIVATE AND PEACEFUL! • 3 bedrooms; master with walk-in robe and ensuite • Spacious separate living and dining areas • Private courtyard to rear of home • Kitchen with plenty of bench/cupboard space • Gas ducted heating • Double remote lock up garage

$680,000 - $720,000




DHA SECURE INVESTMENT • Secure worry-free investment through DHA • Four bedrooms built in robes, main with FES • Open plan dining and kitchen area • Gas ducted heating and cooling • Alfresco area plus double garage with remote • Set on approx. 700sqm. Currently let till 2023







SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

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AFFORDABLE LIVING IN RIPPER LOCATION Ripe to renovate in a ripper locale within walking distance to all the essentials, this 1970’s 3 bedroom home on 685m2 (approx) eagerly awaits the modern makeover that will add tremendous value in this booming neighbourhood. An easy stroll to schools, shops, Monterey Park and public transport, the residence boasts a spacious living area flooded in north-facing light, large original kitchen with gas stove, sunny bathroom with shower/tub combo and separate toilet, Rinnai heater, shed and carport.

AUCTION: Saturday 13th October at 12pm TERMS: 10% Deposit, Balance 60 days PRICE GUIDE: $420,000 - $460,000 INSPECT: Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm CONTACT: Ben Crowder 0407 557 758





CLASSIC SEVENTIES HOME ON LARGE SEASIDE BLOCK Hidden behind tall fencing on a 725m2 (approx) block within paces of shops, schools, the train station and the beach, this 3 bedroom renovator is brimming with potential to restore to its former seaside glory or redevelop into contemporary townhouses (STCA). Flaunting excellent bones for an exciting modern refurbishment, the residence features open-concept living, original kitchen with gas, family bathroom and master with bay window and original timber floors.


Saturday 13th October at 11am 10% deposit, balance 60 days $690,000 - $750,000 Saturday 11:00 – 11:30am Ben Crowder 0407 557 758

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Warehouse/Factory with Offices & Land

ALL IN THE FAMILY: L-R: Michael Crowder, Geoff Crowder and Tom Crowder celebrate the successful sale of 42-44 Ranelagh Drive, Mount Eliza

REIV MARKETING AWARDS TO NICHOLS CROWDER NICHOLS CROWDER has achieved its 13th consecutive year of industry accolades, receiving another four awards at the 2018 Real Estate Institute of Victoria Commercial and Industrial Marketing Awards. The awards recognise the most effective commercial and industrial property marketing campaigns for the year across a range of categories. Since 2006, Nichols Crowder has received 34 REIV marketing awards. “We are extremely proud to have received these coveted awards, it is great to be recognised for our consistent delivery of innovative and effective marketing campaigns for our clients.” Said Matt Nichols, Managing Director of Nichols Crowder. At the 2018 awards, the company took home awards for the best retail sales campaign - budget under $10,000 - for the property auctioned at 42-44 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza. “Drawing on our experience and knowledge of buyers in the market, we knew that investors spend most of their time during a campaign analysing the various risks”Michael Crowder added “We therefore focused our communication on countering those risk areas. Our headline of “The Village Duo” attracted attention, and we had great enquiry leading to a wellattended auction that produced a fantastic result.”n

Land area: 4,648m2* Building 1: 1,900m2* Building 2: 684m2* Total Building: 2,584m2*

Loads of power and infrastructure Possible 2 Lot Subdivision (STCA) Zoned: Industrial 1 Sold with vacant possession

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au


Josh Monks 0409 335 179 Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

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Live happy at St John’s Village – “The perfect place to live” “FOUR years ago, Harry and I made a life-changing decision to leave our comfortable family home in the midst of an acre of tranquil gardens and enter a Retirement Village. After much reflection, we decided on St. John’s Village in Somerville, which offered all the facilities we desired. Adjacent to good medical and shopping centres, and set on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, with ready access to family members in suburban Melbourne, it was the perfect place to begin our new life. The transition to our well-designed new home at St. John’s has been beyond our dreams. It’s a wonderful feeling to continue our association with activities within the Mornington Peninsula Shire, and also be part of any of the groups St. John’s offers; art, computer, bible studies, knitting, drama, exercise, bowls and the list goes on! Friendship, care and warmth surround us here – and every day we give thanks.” Valda Cole OAM “My husband and I came to St John’s Retirement Village in Somerville in December 2004 after looking through a number of other villages. We are very happy here and have found that one of the great things about St John’s is the friendly atmosphere and the fact that there are lovely areas throughout the Village with beautiful trees and gardens. So many villages are so built up that there are very few open spaces. The shops are quite close and we have a Village bus which caters for

those of us no longer driving. We enjoy going on trips and outings and, of course, there are lots of groups and activities in which we can choose to be involved or not, but we are never bored!” Joan Rowney St. John’s Retirement Village has been improving the lifestyles of retirees on the Mornington Peninsula for over thirty-five years. From single bedroom units, right through to large two bedroom units with study and attached lock up garage, we will have the unit to suit you, or if you require a little extra assistance, we have single and double serviced apartments. If you’re ready to start your future in style, make new friends and enjoy life, come along to St John’s Village Open Day, Saturday 13 October or phone 5977- 6955 to make an appointment to visit St. John’s Village.

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‘The Perfect Place to Live’

For more than 35 years, St. John’s Retirement Village has been providing affordable high quality accommodation for independent retirees, as well as serviced apartments for those who require a little extra care.

Open Day Saturday 13th October Unit Inspections, Market Stalls, Displays, Food & Much More

10am to 2.30pm

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Experience the boutique retirement dream at Mountain View Leongatha

MOUNTAIN View Leongatha is a boutique lifestyle retirement village. It will only have 45 villas on completion and is very unique compared to the many larger villages that exist. It is for this reason that many have made the move into this exclusive community. A lifestyle village for the active retiree or semi-retired who embraces life. Currently, Mountain View Leongatha has 43 residents occupying 26 villas. Mountain View Leongatha offers resort living everyday with the Community Centre operational right from the start which in turn has brought new residents in sooner rather than later. Family and friends are often seen using the salt-chlorinated pool, bowling green, lounge/dining and games areas – it really is the hub of many activities. It is also a pet friendly village. Much thought was given to the interior design of the Villas which include 24 hour emergency call systems, contemporary kitchens, stylish living areas, spacious bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms and parking spaces or garages. The focus of building the villas was to enhance your lifestyle, security and freedom. Mountain View Leongatha helps people personalise their retirement, offering two financial options to suit

your budget. The money saved when buying in at a lower price because we are regional, allows residents the opportunity to invest their savings and fund their lifestyle. We can provide assistance to help you understand the legal, financial and service aspects when considering the benefits of a lifestyle change and answer any queries you may have regarding retirement living. Mountain View Leongatha is a lifestyle investment. We have had many residents move from the likes of Merimbula, Mount Martha, Bendigo, Lilydale & Pakenham. Many have chosen Leongatha as their new address because they know what South Gippsland has to offer – they may have holidayed here in the past or have just decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet not be too far to return to Melbourne for day trips. Many have decided on the seachange, tree-change and me-change. Leongatha township is a lovely country town with a range of facilities and great local hospital which recently had a $30m redevelopment. Many great day trips are available within the Gippsland area and Melbourne is very accessible if the city beckons. Travel seems to be high on the list of things to do. Only a 30 minute trip from Leongatha and you will be on the coast with Wilsons Promontory

National Park and Philip Island is not too far to also explore. So the choice is yours, either sea-change or treechange all in one. With only 9 Villas remaining we suggest that you consider us soon as the option to purchase will be reducing day by day due to this being a smaller boutique lifestyle village. Call now on 1300 306 255 to make an appointment or check out our website www. mountainviewleongatha.com.au and view the villas and village.

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Retirement Living you really can afford! 2 & 3 BR brick units close to the shops and the Marina, Hastings Cove and Westernport Gardens offer an idyllic lifestyle in an established home. Come and experience for yourself the great community atmosphere, with loads of facilities from indoor bowls to computers with fast internet connection. And, of course, your pets are welcome.

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Fun at Village Baxter COME and join the fun at the Village Baxter Fete and Open Day on Saturday 13th October starting from 9an until 1pm. The whole family will enjoy the animal farm, face painting, jumping castle, & CFA displays. As you walk around we have Alex Jozsa, Peter Stanley & Dave Ashby (Grumpy Brothers) and Mt Erin College Music Dept entertaining the crowds. Come and taste our delicious food including homemade cakes and Devonshire Teas, plus there will be plenty of activities such as trash

& treasure, line dancing, pottery, arts & crafts, second hand books and lawn bowls exhibition. There’ll be a program and map available on the day. Bring back those memories of days long gone with the classic car and motorcycles display, featuring a grand parade at 12pm. Village units and facilities will also be open for inspection. Village Baxter Retirement Village is located at 8 Robinsons Rd, Frankston South. Phone 5971 1349.

Join in the celebrations

The Victorian Seniors Festival is back this October and the Mornington Peninsula is the place to be! The festival experience is all about getting out and about in your local community and beyond. Join in the celebrations right across the Peninsula with a great range of free or low-cost events and activities specially designed for older Victorians and their families and friends. Some of the events happening across the Peninsula include: • Camp Manyung Get Active Expo • Greek Parea lunch • Hastings U3A Arts & Craft Show • Yack and Yarn at Our Library • 5-hole come and try golf morning at Mount Martha Public Golf Course • Garden Party Croquet • Lots of delicious high teas and much more! Join us for a special film screening of the

2018 Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, A Fantastic Woman at Rosebud Cinemas on Friday 26 October. The film raises important awareness, inclusion and support for the older LGBTI community and will be followed by high tea. With so much on offer, you’re sure to find something of interest! Grab a program of events from your local Shire office, library, leisure centre or download a program online at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/ seniorsfestival A few minor amendments to the original program: • Senior Citizens Clubs – pg 3 Mount Martha We want you New date: Thursday 25 Oct • Arts & Culture & Educational Events – pg 9 Mornington Cemetery Pioneer Graves Walk Cost incorrectly listed as free, cost is $5

2018 Mornington Peninsula Seniors Festival

LGBTI movie screening Join us for a film about awareness, inclusion and support for the older LGBTI community, followed by high tea.

A Fantastic Woman 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film

“A good portrait of a transgender woman who must deal with all the hate and intolerance from society.” Friday 26 October, 12 – 4pm Rosebud Cinema, Rosebud Parade Movie starts at 12.15pm, followed by high tea at approximately 2pm. RSVP by Friday 19 October to: 5950 1617 positiveageing@mornpen.vic.gov.au To see what events are on offer, visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

Cakes, Art/Craft, Plants, Pottery, Second-hand books, Old Artefacts Display, Delicious Food, Trash & Treasure, Devonshire Teas, Line Dancing, Lawn Bowls Exhibition

Proudly presenting Alex Jozsa, Peter Stanley & Dave Ashby (Grumpy Brothers) and Mt Erin College Music Dept The whole family will enjoy the Baby Animal Farm, Face Painting, Jumping Castle & C.F.A Display and other activities for the children

Bring back those memories of days long gone a must see is the Classic Car & Classic Motor Cycle Display. ..... Featuring a Grand Parade commencing at 12.00pm Village Baxter - Retirement Village Living in a Caring Community

8 Robinsons Road, Frankston South, Vic 3199 - Telephone: 5971 1349 Programme and Map available on the day

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Pure comfort foot solutions

BAYSIDE SHOES has been servicing the Mornington Peninsula community for over 30 years from infants to the mature aged with a range of comfortable and affordable foot solutions whatever your shoe size or current foot condition. Pure Comfort is what Bayside has focused its “foot solutions” business on for the past ten years to ensure quality foot comfort and support with a fashionable look. In collaboration with two young Australian shoe designers, Glen and Dale Clarke we are pleased to offer a new Spring range of Pure Comfort orthotically designed shoes that give comfortable foot support with an elegant look. The new Pure Comfort Arctic , Aria , Arista and Safia range offer a shoe for all seasons with open and closed toe options, flexibility in foot width and a shoe size range from 36 to 44 for women. The Pure Comfort range complements our extensive range of shoes, sandals and boots where you need excellent foot support or to

insert your customized orthotic into a shoe for work, play or that special occasion. Bayside also has a wide range of quality leather mens shoes from Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal that offer outstanding comfort with a leather suppleness that makes your feet like they are in comfortable slippers from sizes 5 to 17. The Spanish CeliaRuiz range of Antibacterial bamboo slippers brings a new dimension to comfort and foot support in slippers for men and women with the benefit that you can throw them into your washing machine to clean them. Bayside Shoes offers a shoe fitting service as well as a Seniors Discount and has a wheel chair ramp access with Free Parking near the front of the store Bayside Shoes is located at 103 Railway Parade, Seaford on the corner of Clovelly Parade and can be contacted on 03 9785 1887 if you need further information.

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Grantville: A Place to Retire

Frenchview Lifestyle Village is predominantly a pet friendly, over 55’s lifestyle village, conveniently located in the heart of Granville



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Workshops and walks in an unexpected location SOUTHERN Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT), manages nine cemeteries, including Springvale Botanical Cemetery (SBC), and is a non-profit, community-based organisation that is committed to caring for every member of our community throughout all of life’s stages. Anyone who visits to take a tour or attend our free, informative workshops is surprised by how beautiful and special a place it is. The comments we hear most are usually centred around what an enjoyable and interesting time they’ve had, and that it is not at all what they expected to find in a cemetery. SMCT Community Engagement Officer, Sunita Varlamos said, “If you haven’t been to Springvale Botanical Cemetery lately, you really must join a tour or a workshop, and be ready for something different! Not only is there a vast botanical parkland to explore, but people are impressed by our on-site Café, Vita et flores and the multitude of interesting historical facts, sights and topics on offer.” During the Victorian Seniors Festival, a number of free workshops will be offered that are designed to help people think about their life, their stories and what matters to them. We know that the more prepared we are when it comes to planning our life matters, the higher our peace of mind and comfort. “We have developed workshops that can help attendees to think about, plan, contemplate and create various aspects of their life journey so that their choices are documented and understood,” said Sunita.

Everyone is welcome to attend one, or all, of the workshops which are centered around the MYLifebook booklet. MYLifebook is a tool that helps people to put their affairs in order in a thoughtful way, that is personal to them. “Why not combine a workshop with a walk around the gardens or stop for coffee at Café Vita?” said Sunita, “or if you’d rather take it easy, we offer community groups or individuals, free bus tours with over a century of fascinating insights into Springvale Botanical Cemetery.” Workshop details My Story: Our lives are a series of stories from which we create meaning and purpose, but sometimes it’s hard to get started with our own story. This workshop provides an opportunity to use our hearts and minds to consider the story of our lives and begin the experience of writing it in ways that are meaningful and personal. My Traditions: Rituals and ceremonies are important and have many benefits for individuals, family and community. In a fast-paced world it is difficult to know how to create and sustain rituals that can mark our significant life events. This workshop highlights the value of rituals and how to create your own. My Wishes: The more we can do to think about how we would like our lives celebrated, the more likely our family and friends can provide our final wishes. It’s important to think about this time, document it and get on with life. This workshop provides the knowledge and confidence to plan a funeral and final resting place for yourself or loved

one. It’s delivered in a sensitive and thoughtful way, so you can plan an occasion that is suited to your personality and style Here’s what recent attendees at our workshops had to say:

“The staff are friendly and supportive.” “A good starting point for developing my story and what needs to be included to make it engaging.” “A great info-packed introduction.”

“Well organised and planned, nonthreatening and informative.” Bookings Book a workshop, or a tour, here: http://smct.org.au/workshops.

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A village for the active and young at heart Blue Gum Lifestyle Village is a lifestyle village for the over 50’s and the active and young at heart. Situated in the Beaconsfield area, Blue Gum Lifestyle Village offers independent living in a relaxed, safe and secure community environment that allows you to enjoy the comfort of your low maintenance lifestyle. Blue Gum Lifestyle Village is a community focussed and affordable retirement living solution, allowing retirees to downsize their home and upsize their lifestyle. Our community is pet friendly too. Conveniently located within 10 minutes’ drive to major shopping centres, doctors, dentists, restaurants and cafes. There is a bus stop right at the front entry that will take you to the train station, Beaconsfield, Berwick or Pakenham. We are less than 1 hour into the city for your shopping needs or for all the sporting and musical events that Melbourne has to offer. So close, yet so far. There are lovely gardens lining our sealed roads and we have a community garden, covered BBQ area and a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. For your security we have onsite managers and a security entrance gate. We welcome all visitors to come and have a look around the village Monday – Fridays, weekends by appointment. Come see what Blue Gum Lifestyle Village has to offer.

NEW HOMES FOR SALE We have brand new home options available including one, two and three bed layouts and our ‘off the plan’ choices allow you to customise and add your own personal touches to your new home. For those that would like to move in straight away, we have a new two bedroom home underway which we expect to be finished by late November.

Features • • • • • • • • • • •

Massive, extended 4 metre front deck, perfect for entertaining Two carpeted bedrooms with built in robes and ceiling fans Raked ceiling to living, dining and kitchen Washing /dryer combination machine, fridge and microwave included Reverse cycle air conditioning, insulated walls and ceiling Gas cooktop, electric oven and storage LED lighting and roller blinds throughout Secure and low maintenance lifestyle No stamp duty or council rates Affordable weekly site rental, no entry or exit fees Priced at $169,000, this home represents outstanding value and will not last long

Please contact our Village Manager who can discuss your requirements on 03 9769 8201 or info@bluegumlv.com.au.

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RESORT LIVING EVERY DAY. RETIRE IN SOUTH GIPPSLAND. Experience the boutique retirement dream at Mountain View Leongatha Be on a permanent holiday by joining our exclusive community. Choice of 2 & 3 bedroom master built luxury homes with single or double garages.


A 24 hour emergency call service and secure caravan and boat storage for peace of mind. Two financial options to suit your budget. Contact us for further information.

Master built luxury homes. Double Garages now available Community Centre completed and operational.


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THE recent Four Corners series and announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged care have focused media attention on some very poor practices in the industry and the community is rightly outraged. It would be easy to think that all aged care residences are the same and so be anxious about loved ones. On the morning after the Royal Commission was announced I received a very thoughtful email from a family member, shared below (names withheld). It’s a timely reminder of the excellent care provided at Andrew Kerr through our compassionate and professional staff. All our residents are important and treated with dignity, respect and care. We have established a Resident Food Forum to help chose the menu and suggest weekly specials. The menus are reviewed by independent dietitians and all food is prepared and cooked on site in our new kitchen by

Andrew Kerr staff. Fresh fruit is always available and residents can change their meals so they only get what they like. “You may not remember meeting me the other week and I mentioned that my mother was at Andrew Kerr for over 13 years; in this time I was very pleased with the way she was cared for and treated with respect, compassion and humour by staff. This care spanned very different needs over the years and was always appropriate for her needs at the time. I was also impressed by the support I was given by staff, particularly in her final few days.” Andrew Kerr helps peninsula residents to live dignified, secure and rewarding lives. We are the only independent stand-alone facility on the Peninsula, proud of our community base and not for profit status. - Angelia Dixon, CEO of Andrew Kerr Care


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Weekly picture show to come to Frankston Compiled by Brodie Cowburn A PROPOSAL is on foot to in augurate a weekly picture show at Frankston. The details are being worked out by the Frankston Progress Association and Major Conder, O.C. Langwarrin camp, and the proceeds are to be equally divided between the camp and the progress association. *** MRS Reynolds has been appointed agent, for the Royal Insurance Co. for Frankston district. *** OWING to the Rev E Tonkin taking the church anniversary services at Cheltenham on. Sunday next, the Rev C. Bridgborne will conduct both services in the Frankston Methodist Church. He will also preach at Somerville in the afternoon. *** MR A L. McFarlane was the successful candidate in an examination recently held for the position of a junior clerk in the local branch of the State Savings bank, and commenced his duties on the 1st inst. Mr McFarlane is to be congratulated upon his success. Mr Reg. Coxall, his predecessor, who has enlisted for active service, goes into camp on 13th inst, but still retains his position as an officer of the bank. *** THE last of a series of euchre parties and dances under the auspices of the Frankston Wattle Club was held last week. Mrs Lee gained the lady’s prize for

winning the greatest number of games during the tournament, with Mrs Thompson runner up. The gents prize was annexed by Mr T. Thompson, with Mr G. Darcey as runner up. Another series will commence next Thursday evening. *** ON Monday morning a fire occurred in a house on the Cranbourne road, owned by Mr Scarborough, senr, and occupied by Mr Goodwin and family. The cause of the fire was the over heating of an incubator, and the occupant had a narrow escape. Some of the furniture was saved, but the building was completely demolished. Neither the house or furniture were insured. *** WORD has been received from the defence authorities by Mr Alf. Jones that his son, Pte. W. J. Jones had been wounded in France, and admitted to hospital. Later a private cable was received from Pte. Jones, stating that he is doing well. *** BUY War Loan bonds, and the world buys with you; hold back and you hold back alone. A War Loan Bond is as mighty as the sword. Tis better to have bought the smallest War Loan Bond than never to have bought at all. *** Repatriation Concert at Frankston. THE first of a series of concerts held throughout this shire was held at Frankston on Monday evening. There was a good attendance, the

chair being occupied by Cr Mason, who applogised tor the unavoidable absence of the president of the shire, Cr C Murray. The platform was occupied by Lieutenant Bolton Warrant Officer David and Cr Oates A capital programme of songs was gone through, and the Langwarrin Band rendered good service in opening and closing the meeting with the National Anthem. In his opening remarks the chairman explained that it had been published that Captain Bruce and Lieut Colonel Bolton would be present, but as they were engaged that evening in other parts of the electorate it was found impossible for them to be here, but the former gentleman fully intended to attend a meeting later on. Song and encore - Drum Major Scarfe. Lieutenant Bolton was sure that they felt joyful that evening in looking at the general aspect of the war but we must not forget that we must keep on going till we push the Hun to Berlin. We have been up against it for four years, but now we have turned and it remains to be seen if Germany can withstand the Allies, as they have done. He doubted it. We still want men, not so much boys of 18 to 21 but mature men plenty of whom may yet be seen frequently on race courses and football grounds. He had heard it said reinforcements are not necessary, but the men that ought to know, are those that are here. If reinforcements had been kept

up many of those who took part in the first engagements would be alive today. On the 17th of next month the Government has decided to give voluntary recruiting the last chance. They have instituted the voluntary ballot system. Without your support it will be a failure, but with it a success In Frankston sub-division there are 1043 eligible men, and the annual quota is 7 men a month and it ought not be difficult to get that number. He said the system was giving each one a sporting chance and appealed to those present to take that chance for the sake of those brave lads who are there. It was a unique opportunity for every one first to find his own soul and then prove himself a man. (applause). Sergeant Widburn—Song and several encores. A collection was then taken up in the hall to defray expenses which resulted in £2 15s. Sergeant Lane—Song and encore. Warrant Officer David then gave stirring address on the object of the meeting - to gain recruits, and also on the splendid work achieved by the Red Cross women in the years that have passed. It was not possible to convey the real appreciation of the Australian lads for the good things sent them. Those that had been prisoners of war and been released had stated that had it not been for the goods sent by the Red Cross workers they would have died. He vividly pictured a hospital ward there he had been in 1915, when the

Xmas Billies had been distributed to the sick and wounded and likened it to of the delight of children reviewing it their gifts on a Xmas morning. He appealed to those who perhaps were not eligible themselves yet know some that were to try and persuade them to go and do his bit. The Union Jack stands for the symbol of the nation. To those who were unable to go he urged to support the war loan. By doing so they would be doing their bit to help the boys at the front. The Tank would be along on the 8th when all would have an opportunity of contributing. He concluded by passing an enconium on the boys at the front for their unfailing good humor and utter fearlessness. Mr L. Payne—Song and encore. The chairman said he felt that no one present would regret attending the meeting and if there were any elegible men present they would be constrained to go and do their bit. Cr Oates in proposing a vote of thanks to the speakers and singers spoke on the necessity of raising our proportion of the required quota and urged those that intended to do so to state that it was to be credited to the Shire of Frankston and Hastings so as to entitle us to the credit of it. The vote was carried by acclamation. Lieutenant Bolton moved a vote of thanks to the chairman and the proceedings terminated with the National Anthem by the band. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 5 October 1918



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Confessions of a Sporting Dud By Stuart McCullough IT’S a magical time of year. By which I mean the words ‘abracadabra’ can be uttered and the cruel winter weather instantly disappears, to be replaced by a glorious spring. The sun rises earlier and sets a little later. The scent of cut grass assaults the senses and the eternal fashion statement that is ‘shorts and long socks’ is uttered with confidence. It’s a great time of year. Then, of course, there are the football finals. At times like these, it’s hard not to reflect on my own athletic career. Having reflected, I can’t say I like what I see. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I’m horrified by my own reflection. Truth is, I wasn’t much of a footballer. Or netballer, cricketer or darts-thrower either. I was hopeless at badminton, swimming and cross-country running. Soccer, judo, horseback riding, curling, archery and BMX riding too – I was terrible at all of them. There’s an expectation that, one day, we’ll all find our perfect sport. It’s a bit like love, really, in that it’s something we believe will happen to all of us at some point. But for some of us, we never find our ideal sport. Goodness knows I tried. My time at the Tyabb Junior Football Club is probably best forgotten. Don’t get me wrong, they were great people. Sporting clubs are amazing, in that they’re built on good will of volunteers. But if the true test of any experience is whether you left something in a better state than you found it, I can’t say that my time as a member of the Tyabb footy club can be described this way. The harsh truth is that, despite my best efforts, I


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simply wasn’t very good at football. I arrived at the club completely unprepared. I had played kick to kick in the backyard, usually in my gumboots. Unlike the ball, which absorbed water until it was so dense

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with moisture that attempting to mark it was like trying to catch an airborne cow, I absorbed very little about the game. For starters, I had no idea at all what any of the positions were. You don’t need positions in kick to kick.

You just have to stand there and wait for a waterlogged missile to knock you over. The coach told me I was going to be playing in the back pocket. I was wearing shorts that, so far as I knew, did not have any pockets at all, much less a back pocket. As the team surged out of the change rooms and roared onto the field, I remember that everyone else seemed to know what they were doing. Clearly, they understood what the positions were. Even though it wasn’t something taught at school, they had managed to pick up this vital information somewhere along the line whereas I had remained totally oblivious. As everyone else trotted off to their designated position, I took flight towards the car park. Although I was off to seek advice, it must have appeared to the coach that I was doing a runner. Or, given the inclement weather, that I had decided that the best position for me was the back seat of the family Kombi, preferably with the heater on. Which, in fairness, it probably was. That’s the thing I remember the most about my junior football career – the weather. It was always incredibly cold and wet and muddy. More often than not, our opponent wasn’t the other team but the elements themselves, as we did all we could to endure four quarters of discomfort. Some days were so cold that you couldn’t feel your hands at all. On those mornings, they’d bring out bowls of warm water between quarters to help you get some feeling back into your fingers. It was only a temporary relief. It was only seconds before the first

quarter was due to start. As everyone else took their spot on the field, I ran to my father to enquire where the ‘back pocket’ was. He pointed somewhere off into the distance when a map, compass and a backpack with supplies would have been far more helpful. Nevertheless, I took his advice and ran to the farthest point of the oval and waited, assuming that someone would tell me if I got it wrong. As it turned out, it was the first of many, many trips to the back pocket. I appreciate that there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’ and that every position plays a crucial role. However, junior football is extremely hierarchical and there are a number of highly coveted glamour positions: namely ruck, rover and – the most glamorous of all – ruck rover. On the other hand, ‘back pocket’ was generally considered to be one notch above cutting up the oranges. Ironically, I think I would have done a great job with the oranges. Rather than the expected plate of dissected navels, I’d have thrown in some watermelon and pomegranate for variety. Perhaps a sprig of mint too, to make the presentation extra special. I watched the football this September. Naturally, I did so from the safety of my living room and not a Kombi and the only back pocket I encountered was the one I was sitting on. As I sat with my plate of cut up oranges, watermelon and pomegranate with my sprig of mint, I thought back to my own time as an elite footballer and smiled. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Division Two: A season in review DIVISION TWO

Tigers roared: Dromana will be moving up to Division one after taking out the 2018 Division Two premiership. Picture: Andrew Hurst

By Brodie Cowburn Dromana THIS season’s dominant side were worthy and deserving premiers. Led by playing coach Rikki Johnston, the Tigers were the best side throughout the entirety of the home and away season, and only suffered one loss before the start of their finals campaign. They struggled at times when playing Red Hill throughout the season, but got things right against the Hillmen when it counted in the Grand Final. Even without gun forward Ethan Johnstone for a large period in the Grand Final, Dromana still found the scoreboard and had enough in them to secure the win, That grit and determination should be enough to see them be competitive in Division One for next season. 38 year old Ben Holmes was also a revelation for the Tigers this season up forward, sharing the load with Johnstone and booting 49 majors. Red Hill DESPITE falling short in the Grand Final, Red Hill can hold their heads high after a phenomenal season. The Hillmen went on a mid-season rampage, going on a long undefeated run while putting plenty of games through younger players. Some of their standouts for the season included Chris Irving and finals specialist Dylan Hoare. The Mold brothers also played a starring role in the Hillmen’s brilliant year. Jonah Siverson led the line in defence, and established himself as possibly the best man on man defender in the division. Coach Jamie Mollo was rightfully awarded the coach of the year award at the end of year awards night. Under his guidance, the Hillmen will be right in among the contenders in season 2019. Karingal A YEAR of such promise for the Bulls ended up ending in the most disappointing fashion possible, with two poor back to back losses in finals. Despite the tough conclusion, there were plenty of positives to be found in the Bulls 2018 year. Andrew Mathers nearly claimed the league best and fairest, and finished just one vote behind the eventual winner. Another bright light was the inclusion of Robert Mcewin late in the year, as he kicked four goals in their last finals loss. Despite their tough losses in finals in the Seniors’, the Bulls’ Reserves and under-19s sides claimed premierships in 2018. Next season will be a year of change for the Bulls, as they welcome back Brendan Dunne to the club as new head

coach, taking over from Brett Dunne. Chelsea CHELSEA would have felt good about a relatively successful year in 2018, in which they consistently hung around the top end of the ladder without really pushing into the top two if it weren’t for their final game. After hanging around the double chance spots for most of the season, the Seagulls were made to play in an elimination final against Langwarrin, and fell short at the first hurdle. The Kangaroos got the early jump on them, and a year of hard work went down the drain. Despite their disappointing finish, Chelsea have plenty to smile about. Curtis Bywater booted 65 goals this season for the goals and finished 6th in the league best and fairest. Langwarrin LANGWARRIN were a long shot to make finals with just a couple of games remaining in the home and away season. After a tough run in the middle of year and bad luck with injury, the Kangaroos bounced back to snatch a handful of wins in the closing rounds. They snuck into finals over Hastings and ruffled plenty of feathers from there. Making it to the preliminary final was a

stunning result for Kangaroos, and will give them plenty of confidence going into next year. Coaches Josh Beard and Blake McCormack will both go around for season 2019, providing stability to what should be a promising campaign next season for Langwarrin. Superstar goalscorer Jesse Murphy has also signed on for next season, a massive boost for the Kangaroos given his outstanding year.

dale in which they languished near the bottom four for the entirety of the season. The shining light for the year was bringing in former North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie for a cameo appearance, drawing a big crowd to their home game. The club’s womens side provided the biggest highlight of the year, when they took out the Division Three premiership over Hastings.

Devon Meadows MICHAEL Theodoridis’ impressive 60 goal haul was the biggest positive from a shaky season by the Panthers. Devon Meadows were inconsistent and patchy all season long. They will seek a fresh start for next season under new coach Neil Craig, an experienced name in the MPNFL with Mt Eliza and Mornington.

Hastings THE Blues endured a horror year off the field in 2018, and will look forward to a fresh start next season. Early salary cap dramas overshadowed their off season, and the club was rocked by the passing of president Ken Stratton in the middle of the season. The club enjoyed some success on the field, but ultimately fell just short of finals. Things look to have got off to a great start for season 2019 though, with the signing of former Coleman Medallist Brendan Fevola to the club. His goalkicking prowess will be a massive advantage, and his star power should see Thomas Barclay oval packed to capacity each week.

Somerville A DECENT start to the year saw Somerville claim four wins from eight games, before they only won one of their next seven. Their decent percentage and competitive spirit kept them from finishing as low as 11th, and they will be looking for a much better result from next season. They will be without coach Andrejs Everitt next season, as he jumped ship to Yarraville-Seddon in the Western Region Football League.

Tyabb AN eleventh place finish does not reflect the quality that the Yabbies began to show towards the end of the year. A much improved Tyabb side will look to claim some scalps next season. Their best performer was Ethan Rahilly, who finished equal sixth in the league best and fairest.

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Rye RYE ended up stuck near the bottom of the ladder, but had plenty of positives. Adam Kirkwood took out a deserved league best and fairest award, and will be returning for season 2019 with the added responsibility of coaching.

Crib Point A TOUGH year for Crib Point ended with just one win and a last placed finish, a mile away from their next best competitor. Their win over Devon Meadows was the highlight of a year full of struggles and thrashings. A 185 point loss to Dromana was rock bottom. The Magpies have a lot of work ahead of them.

Dan’s the man for Frankston Dolphins Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au FRANKSTON Dolphins Football Club have announced that former senior assistant Danny Ryan will take on the role of Senior Coach for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Ryan will take over the position from Adam Skrobolak, who recently departed the club to join the coaching ranks at St Kilda full time. Ryan has an impressive resume of


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work under his belt, bringing coaching experience from the TAC Cup and the AFL into the role. Ryan was the senior assistant of the Dolphins in 2018, looking after the midfield group. In 2017, Ryan was the senior assistant coach at Casey Demons in the VFL after a two year stint at the Sandringham Dragons. Ryan has also spent time in the AFL system working for St Kilda and Port Adelaide. “I am extremely excited to be appointed as Senior Coach of the

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Frankston FC and fully understand the challenge as we continue our journey towards building a great club, people and players involved in the VFL competition. Our aim is to create a sustainable elite football environment where players can challenge & develop themselves at VFL level and as a group work to become a great football club both on and off field,” Ryan said. “Personally, the opportunity to coach in my own right and lead the

on-field direction of such a proud club is an honour and I appreciate the opportunity granted to me. Now to roll up the sleeves and get started on the hard work in front of us.” Frankston Dolphins general manager Gary Buckenara said “I am looking forward to working with Danny in the next phase of the Frankston Football Clubs journey in 2019 and 2020. Danny will bring a tremendous football coaching & development background to the club and the team

as we continue to build this club into the future. There is plenty of hard work ahead of everyone involved at the club as we piece together the rest of the team on and off-field. Obviously, Danny’s appointment as our senior coach is really the important appointment for us and now we can start to place the rest of the pieces in place to complete our requirements.” Dolphins pre-season training will commence on Monday 12 November.

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By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines’ future hangs in the balance after last week’s AGM left the club without a president. “Boz” Osmancevic, interim president since August, was the only candidate for the position and after accepting the nomination he outlined how he wanted to run the club which sparked argument and the ensuing turmoil left Pines in limbo. As reported last week the only member of the “old guard” that Osmancevic wanted on his committee was Tommy Mitchell. However, long-serving administrator Steve Spencer was the only nomination for vice-president and his acceptance presented Osmancevic with a problem. It was resolved in farcical circumstances. Osmancevic made it clear that he would step down if he didn’t get his way. Former president Gary Hodgson and his wife Pip told the meeting that in their view Osmancevic represented the only future for Pines and the Hodgsons were adamant that they would not stand for office. “We can’t survive with just three people running the club,” Hodgson said, arguing that Pines needed to grow not merely lurch from one season to the next with its future under constant threat. Yet division remained with some members arguing that they had a right to nominate and if elected participate in the decision-making process. Osmancevic did not dispute this view but made it clear that he would not work with them. Spencer resigned and left the meeting but when he returned a few minutes later he announced that he’d changed his mind and would serve as vice-president. That triggered Osmancevic’s resignation and a walkout from his supporters. The meeting ended with Spencer as vice-president and Mitchell and Lee Davies on the general committee. Pines were left without a president, secretary or treasurer. An extraordinary AGM will now be held at the club’s Monterey Reserve headquarters at 7pm on Thursday 11 October. Spencer dropped a bombshell after the meeting by announcing that he believes former vice-president Daniel

Not fine for Pines: Peter Blasby (left) and former Frankston Pines president Gary Hodgson. Pictures: Darryl Kennedy

Plaiche would make a suitable candidate as president. Plaiche was last on the club’s executive in 2016 during a failed attempt to embrace the Mauritian community. Spencer and Plaiche were due to discuss the matter as we went to print. “The last time Daniel was on the committee there was a clash with Gary and Pip over the way decisions were made but that won’t be the case now,” Spencer said. “But if Daniel says he can’t do it then I’ll ring ‘Boz’ and say ‘the keys are here. Come and get them.’ “I’m a realist and I know I can’t do this on my own.” Spencer anticipates Osmancevic appearing at the extraordinary AGM and running for president again. At last week’s AGM former club president and life member Alan Hodkinson chaired part of the meeting as elections for a new committee were held. Hodkinson explained to Osmancevic that the option of signing up enough members to give himself the numbers to implement his plan remained on the table. Osmancevic’s supporters include local businessman Arthur Proios who is keen to be part of the new committee. Proios is a director of Frankston-

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based Discover Residential, part of the Eview Group, and it is thought that the real estate company would become a major sponsor if Osmancevic is at the helm. Despite the turmoil both factions have been busy contacting their preferred candidates for the senior coaching role. Last Friday Spencer sounded out Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor about the Pines’ senior post currently held by Paul Williams. Taylor and Williams have a longstanding friendship and have worked together before. On Saturday Spencer spoke to Williams and it is understood that he is prepared to work as an assistant to Taylor should the latter be appointed. The irony of this situation won’t be lost on Skye United as both Taylor and Williams are believed to have applied for the senior coaching job there. Osmancevic met with former Pines player Peter Blasby a fortnight back and is believed to have offered him the senior coaching position. Blasby is holidaying in the UK but is understood to be keen to have another former Pines player as his assistant. That player is Mornington midfielder Craig Smart while defenders Danny Black and Andy McIntyre are among a

group of potential signing targets. However Blasby’s skills as a goalkeeping coach are well known and it is believed that two other local clubs are keen to secure his services. In NPL2 news Langwarrin still is conducting interviews for an under20s coach. The club is keen to foster continuity in player development and sent out pre-trial offers to a large group of last season’s players from under-12 to under-18 levels with 48 offers taken up. Trials started this week for under-12, under-13, under-14, under-15 and under-16 squads. In NPLW news Southern United announced a series of coaching appointments last week. Senior player Olivia Groves will coach the under-12s in 2019 after coaching the under-16s this year. Groves has been a junior coach at Nunawading City and assists Timothy Dakis with Football Technique Australia at Carwatha College in Noble Park. The 19-year-old expects to complete her AFC C licence course by the end of the year. “I couldn’t resist an opportunity to remain involved with Southern United’s juniors and continue to teach at a club I love,” Groves said.

Southern also announced that Ernie Cerda has been appointed head coach of the under-14 squad. Cerda’s football connection can be traced back to his native Chile. He arrived in Australia in the 1980s and his playing CV includes stints at Richmond and Bulleen. Cerda has been involved with the women’s game for the past 12 years having spent seven years at Peninsula Strikers before working as senior development coach at Skye United. Debbie Nichols and Emma Bracken will coach Southern’s under-16s for the 2019 season. They are foundation coaches with the local women’s consortium club having taken charge of the under-13 squad for the competition’s inaugural 2016 season. That squad is the most successful in Southern’s short history twice winning championships and reaching two Grand Finals in the past two seasons winning in 2017. Nichols is a former Matilda and an FFV Hall of Fame inductee who has won two Women’s Premier League Coach of the Year awards and has been head coach at Casey Comets and Sandringham. Bracken played with Langwarrin, Moorabbin, Waverley, South Melbourne and Casey Comets. She has coached the women’s reserves at Comets and has worked as a coach with FFV. Nichols and Bracken are part of a long-term strategy to develop their squad into senior players and results to date have been spectacular. Last week’s coaching announcements resulted from a review undertaken by technical director Harry Chalkitis, former head coach of Victoria’s NTC women’s program. Chalkitis was recommended to Southern by FFV and the club hopes to finalise its under-19s and senior squad coaching appointments this week. In State 3 South-East news Skye United will conduct interviews this week for candidates on its shortlist for senior coach and expects to make an announcement next week. In State 4 South news George Hughes is a firm favourite to be appointed senior coach of Baxter. The former Peninsula Strikers and Brandon Park head coach is set to have talks this week with Baxter president Justin Brown and director of coaching Billy McLeod.

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All surfaces: RCC member James Marchesani chips his way out of a sand bunker at the Suzhou Open. Picture: PGA Tour China

Loving it: RCC member Andrew Schonewille enjoys competing on the PGA Tour China at the Suzhou Open. Picture: PGA Tour China

Rosebud golfers find their rhythm ROSEBUD Country Club members James Marchesani and Andrew Schonewille have continued to produce top results on the PGA Tour China. Marchesani and Schonewille competed at the Suzhou Open which was played at the Suzhou Jinji Lake International Golf Club on Sunday 2 September. Marchesani finished T-18 on eight under, while Schonewille, who had his best result of the season, finished T-23 on seven under. Following the Suzhou Open, Marchesani then finished T-4 in the PGA

Tour China’s Qinhuangdao Championship held at the Qinhuangdao Golf Club on Tuesday 11 September. After entering the weekend at one under and shooting rounds of 71 and 72, Marchesani finished off strongly with rounds of 68 and 69 to finish eight under par. New Zealand’s Nick Voke won the tournament with an overall score of 12 under par. Rosebud Country Club’s general manager Danny McGrath said, “It’s fantastic seeing James and Andrew producing strong performances on a tour with so much on the line, a start on the Web.com tour in the US”.

Schonewille will now enter the Macau Championships which is being played at Caesars Golf Macau on Thursday 27 September, while Marchesani has gained a start at the Taiwan Masters on the Asian Tour with a prize purse of US$850,000 (AUD$1.2 million). Marchesani’s Order of Merit finish on the European Tour last season has also allowed him to gain a start at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which begins on Thursday 4 October. The prestigious event worth $5 million Euros (AUD$8 million) is being played at the Old Course at St

Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland. Marchesani will then travel to Hong Kong to defend his Clearwater Bay Open title on Thursday 11 October. The season-ending Clearwater Bay Open, held at The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, will offer the biggest-ever purse at a PGA Tour China event of US$292,000 (AUD$400,000). Tournament Organising Committee chairman, David Hui, said the club is looking forward to hosting The Clearwater Bay Open for the third time.

“We also welcome back James Marchesani to defend his title after his great win last year,” he said. “We’ll put on a spectacular event to provide the perfect ending to the Tour as it grows from strength to strength.” The top-five on the Order of Merit will automatically earn status on next year’s Web.com Tour, while the top-10 will be eligible for the Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament from 6-9 December and players from 11-25 will be exempt to the Second Qualifying Stage.

Sharks Girls’ claim championship SOUTHERN PENINSULA Sharks’ under-16 Girls have topped off their thrilling season as champions of the MUVJBL under-16 Girls Victorian Championship on Friday 21 September. The under-16s side defeated the Dandenong Rangers 64-56 in the grand final which was played at the State Basketball Centre. It has been an incredibly successful season for the group of girls who also won the Basketball Victoria Country Championship earlier in the year at Shepparton. To add to the side’s success, four of the girls, Charlie Dobson, Lani Thornton, Paige Price and Gemma Simon, were members of the Basketball Victoria Country State team which won silver at the Australian Junior Championships in July. The same four players were also part of the Southern Peninsula Sharks’ Senior Women’s side which finished runners-up in the Big V State Championship Women’s division. Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball operations manager Lucas Allen said it was a “crazy year of success for these girls”. “This would be one of the most


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successful under-16 Girls’ seasons that we’ve had at Southern Peninsula Sharks,” Allen said. “They had a few weeks there where they had a few girls at Nationals which can happen when you have players competing at a high level like that, but then having some of those girls involved at the senior level it definitely helps with their progression which made a big difference in the end.” Southern Peninsula Sharks also had further success with their under-14 Girls side which finished runners-up in the MUVJBL under-14 Girls Victorian Championship Reserve division. In other basketball news for the Southern Peninsula Sharks, the Big V held their awards night on Saturday 22 September, where Olivia Pollerd took out the State Championship Women’s Youth Player of The Year Award. Jaz Shelley was also named in the State Championship Women’s All Star Five and so too Colin Voss, who was named in the Division Two Men’s All Star Five. Top team: Southern Peninsula Sharks under-16 Girl’s crowned champions. Picture: Supplied

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“Near perfect”season for girls MORNINGTON Peninsula Hockey Club’s under-16 Girls’ Green pennant team completed a near perfect season as they took out a nail-biting grand final victory over Doncaster on Friday 7 September. It wasn’t until the final five minutes that Mornington were able to break through Doncaster’s defence to score the decisive goal that secured them the victory at the Dandenong Hockey Centre. The grand final game was even throughout, but Mornington managed to hold off Doncaster until the final whistle and claimed the victory 1-0. Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club secretary Cheryle Bishop said, “It was an amazing display of courage, determination and self-belief”. Winning the grand final was also a fitting end for four of the players who were playing in their last junior game. The grand final winning team consisted of: Tahlia Bradford, Vanessa Carlyle, Erin Case, Miah Coillet, Lily Fielden, Lana Harris-Dent, Melody Johnson, Emma Lewis, Mia McWilliams, Maya Rich-Danks, Emma Sherrington, Kasey Smith, Jessica Stepanavicius, Amy Uren, Carolyn Van Der Bijl, and Aleisha Walters. Sam Thomson coached the side and Cam Bradford was the team manager. Summer Hockey is also set to commence on Wednesday 10 October at the Peninsula Hockey Centre. For further details contact Cheryle Bishop on 9766 7478. Ben Triandafillou

Premiers: Mornington under-16 Girls pennant team enjoy grand final glory. Picture: Supplied

Martin adds Stakes victory to list MORNINGTON-based apprentice jockey, Jack Martin, has landed the biggest win of his career when claiming the Listed $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (1800m) at Morphettville on Saturday 22 September. The gun apprentice continued his outstanding partnership with the Gelagotis-trained Moss ‘n’ Dale to score a convincing 1.9-length victory and bring up his fifth victory from seven rides aboard the son of Castledale. Martin, 23, said it was a massive thrill to win his first stakes race. “It’s what every jockey aims to achieve and to do that so early in my career I’m pretty proud and privileged to do so,” he said. “To do it on Moss ‘n’ Dale, who has been really good for me in my career when I’ve had several stoppages and injuries along the way, just made it even better.” Martin has had a stop-start year since suffering a fall at Hamilton last November. Martin spent three months on the sidelines following the incident and was again forced out of the saddle in June for a further two months to remove a plate in his shoulder.

High stakes: Apprentice jockey, Jack Martin, wins his first Stakes race aboard Moss ‘n’ Dale in the Tokyo City Cup at Morphettville. Picture: Supplied

The young jock returned to the races in August and has been quick to find his feet again by scoring back-to-back victories aboard Moss ‘n’ Dale. The pair combined to win the $120,000 Craig Opie Cup (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday 8 September and will now be aiming towards next month’s Group Three $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m) at Randwick, one of the feature races on The Everest undercard. “It’ll be his first time over 2000m, but the way he ran through the line last start makes me think that it shouldn’t be an issue,” Martin said. Martin said the spring is a highly competitive period for jockeys looking for rides but the booking of Moss ‘n’ Dale would currently be his biggest ride for the upcoming spring. “It’s a hard time of the year with every jockey aiming to ride in the spring, but if [Moss ‘n’ Dale] can run well in Sydney, who knows where he might take me,” he said. “Rides are limited as an apprentice [in the spring], but you never know what might come up and I might be able to pick up a ride. Pat [Carey], my boss, might have something come up so if something does arise I’ll be grabbing it with both hands. “I’ve just got to keep doing well and hopefully everything will fall into place.” Ben Triandafillou

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