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Water safety: Flinders MP Greg Hunt joined swim coach and water safety expert Laurie Lawrence and someone dressed as a bird to launch a new app designed to reduce child drownings. Picture: Supplied

Advice online to avoid child drownings SWIMMING coach and water safety expert Laurie Lawrence launched the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety app with Flinders MP Greg Hunt at Pelican Park, Hastings. “Children need constant and active supervision when they’re in, on or around the water. With the summer months approaching, vigilance is the key to keeping young children safe around water,” Mr Hunt, who is also health minister, said. “Kids Alive is a great program and the new app provides more useful

The Dundas Street entrance from Hastings Road will be closed to all traffic for five weeks from Monday 4th September. During this period, the multi deck carpark at Frankston Hospital can only be reached via Gate 1 on Hastings Road. Exit will only be via Gate 3 onto Yuille Street.

Draft Hastings Foreshore precinct plan Have your say

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The draft Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan is currently on public exhibition until 2 October 2017.

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The drop in session will allow for input and for your questions to be answered in person. RSVP by Monday 18 September. coastalplanning @mornpen.vic.gov.au

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Thursday 21 September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

The draft Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan has been developed using feedback from several previous community consultations conducted in Hastings.

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Please note: Access to the Emergency Department via Gate 2 on Hastings Road will be unaffected during this time.

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The draft plan also works in line with the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 and Coastal Management Act 1995 and suggests improvements for the benefit of the community and coastal environment.

ents and young children,” he said. A report published last year by Royal Life Saving Society Australia listed 21 drowning deaths of children under five. “While this represented a 30 per cent decrease compared to the 10-year average, even one death is still one too many,” Mr Hunt said. For details of the app and the Kids Alive – Do the Five program go to kidsalive.com.au/ or visit the app stores to download.

FRANKSTON HOSPITAL TRAFFIC ALERT

Have your say The main aim of the Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan is to develop a single master plan providing clear and consistent vision for the future improvement of the Hastings foreshore precinct.

and practical tips to help us keep our kids safe around any body of water – whether it’s the bathtub or the ocean.” Lawrence said the Kids Alive App was free in Apple and Google Play stores and was aimed at parents and young children – with music, cartoons and ebooks focussed on home, pool, beach and farm water safety. “Drowning statistics in the underfive age group are reducing, but this is not a time to become complacent. Let’s spring into summer and use fun messages via the app to educate par-

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Thank you for your patience and understanding as we build a bigger, better Frankston Hospital.

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