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Rail pledge: Federal shadow transport spokesman Anthony Albanese and Labor candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy at McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin. Picture: Gary Sissons

Labor toes the Baxter line Neil Walker THE electrification of the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter now has bipartisan support from both the Liberal and Labor parties. Federal Labor shadow transport spokesman Anthony Albanese visited Langwarrin’s McClelland Gallery last Tuesday (31 July) for a Committee for Greater Frankston “roundtable lunch” and used the occasion to announce a Shorten government will “move quickly to deliver the muchneeded Frankston to Baxter rail upgrade”. The federal opposition’s pledge to

back the rail duplication and electrification from Frankston to Baxter comes two weeks after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the Liberal National Coalition federal government’s promise to provide $225 million to build the rail extension. Liberal state opposition leader Matthew Guy also promised that the state Liberal National Coalition, if elected in November, will direct $225 million to the project. Mr Albanese’s announcement last week leaves the Labor state government as the sole hold outs in not yet committing to build the rail extension. The state government is conduct-

ing a business case study into the project’s feasibility, paid for by $3 million in federal funding. “Labor has advocated for the electrification and duplication of the Stony Point Line to Baxter to improve train services for commuters across Dunkley and on the peninsula,” Mr Albanese said at last week’s roundtable meeting. “And that’s because we know the benefits of this project speak for themselves — better services, greater accessibility to public transport, reduced travel times, and more parking but most important of all, ensuring commuters get home earlier so they can spend more time with their families.”


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Committee for Greater Frankston CEO Ginevra Hosking thanked Mr Albanese and federal Labor Dunkley candidate Peta Murphy for backing an expansion the region’s public rail network. “Having both federal and state major political parties on board is needed to make this project happen quickly. Now we call on the Andrews Labor state government to provide funding for the rail extension,” Ms Hosking said. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors will meet their counterparts from Frankston Council tomorrow (Werdnesday 8 August) at a “working dinner” to chew over their differences in policy over the electrification of the Frankston line to Baxter.

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The dinner,at Frankston Football Club, comes after shire councillors in May called on the federal and state governments to recognise the shire “as a major stakeholder”, since talks have mostly been conducted between politicians and Frankston Council. The shire said Baxter — which lies within its municipal boundary – would be an unsuitable terminus for the electric train service and wants the line doubled up and electrified to Hastings. State Hastings Liberal MP Neale Hastings said the electrification to Hastings would be a “stage two” process. There is no indication of when any such second stage would begin to be built.

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Surge in gaming machine losses across the shire Keith Platt COUNCILS across Victoria are uniting to demand changes to pokies laws but the plea seems to have fallen on policymakers’ deaf ears. The Labor state government, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, and Liberal National Coalition, headed by opposition leader Matthew Guy, have not given any indication that they intend to limit maximum pokies bets to $1 a spin or reduce pokies venue operating hours from 20 hours a day to 14 hours. The latest statistics released by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation show between July 2017 and June this year gamblers lost just under $10 million at the three pokies venues in Hastings. As reported in The News last week losses at the Hastings Cricket and Football Social Club were $3.278m, the Western Port Hotel, $4.76m and the Kings Creek Hotel, $1.9m (“Sports club’s ‘win’ on rent” 31/7/18). The VCGLR figures show Mornington Peninsula Shire losses totalled $84 million while Frankston pokies punters lost just under $65 million. Both municipalities saw a rise in losses from the previous financial year. Mornington Peninsula Shire recorded the tenth

highest losses for a Victorian municipality. The Hastings Cricket and Football Social Club has a liquor licence (renewed annually) and its entitlement to have 50 machines is valid until 16 August 2022 and can be renewed for $1.47m. Its gaming licence is due in 2028. Mayors and councillors from “major metropolitan councils” joined Alliance For Gambling Reform representatives including director and spokesman Tim Costello to launch “The Pokies Play You” campaign lobbying all sides of politics ahead of November’s state election to try to stem pokies losses across Victoria. “A record 18 Victorian councils have signed up to financially support the alliance in 2018-19, up from 12 in 2016-17, and we are all committed to ensuring the next election delivers real reform,” Mr Costello said. The shire has signed up to the alliance and Mr Costello addressed Frankston councillors at Frankston Council’s June public meeting and asked council to join as a group partner at a cost of $25,000 to ratepayers. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) figures released last month show pokies losses across the state jumped to nearly $2.7 billion in the 2017-18 financial year, the biggest losses in a decade. With Neil Walker

VOLUNTEERS Annie Reid and Rhonda Birchall, right, unloading supplies at Mornington.

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Fresh food for families SERVING fresh food to needy people over five years is a noteworthy achievement. So Mornington Community Information and Support Centre staff and volunteers celebrated the event with a cake cutting at St Marks Uniting Church last week. Manager Stuart Davis-Meehan paid tribute to the “hard-working volunteers who make the program happen” and, in particular, volunteer coordinators Shelley Dewerson-Bogue and Kay Crellin. “Every Thursday our amazing volunteers unload the Second Bite truck, sort and display the food, and ensure a comfortable free shopping experience for all those accessing the service,” Mr Davis-Meehan said. Produce is supplied by SecondBite, which collects food that would have gone to waste and

offers it free of charge through 841 programs across the country: one being the community information and support centre’s fresh food program. A recent national survey by Edith Cowan University found that 36 per cent of people had experienced “low or very low food security at some time”, Mr Davis-Meehan said. As well as handing out fresh food, the community centre runs meals and bread programs, provides food vouchers through its emergency relief program, and hosts a Christmas lunch. n The St Vincent de Paul Society is also finding that there is no shortage of individuals and families on the Mornington Peninsula and in Frankston in need of help with food and accommodation. See Page 12

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Hastings Community Bocce Thursday 1 - 3 and Saturday 1 - 3 depending on the weather conditions. Next to the Hastings Tennis Club on the Hastings foreshore. 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.

Golf Club. All players are welcome and assistance is available for novice players. Cost is $5.00 per person. Please contact Candy 0409 417 724 or email candace. 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

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 59839949

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dogs and owners. At Baxter Park (Near Tennis Courts). Great for puppies. Regular social events as well. Contact Suzanne on 9789 8475

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

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 along the healthier lifestyle track? Come to your local TOWN Club. Senior Citizens Hall, Herring St, Hastings 9am – 10.30am Wednesdays. $48 membership fee then $6 per week. You are welcome to attend two meetings for free. Further info Rita 0433 509 487

Peninsula Youth Music Society NEW MEMBERS WANTED! PYMS offer the opportuinity to learn and play music in an encouraging and supportive environment. The Saturday Morning Music School has programs for preps to grade 6. The Wednesday night Chamber Orchestra provides a challenging program for string and woodwind players. The participants will gain ensemble skills and be introduced to orchestral repertoire. For further info please visit the www., or contact 5975 8841

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) 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 or calling 9480 7300. Information sessions every month held in your area.

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

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

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 or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook -

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!

Dog Lovers Walking Group Tuesdays at 8:30 am & 9:30 am, also Thursdays at 9:30 am. Join us for friendship, fun and exercise for

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Op Shop 2nd Saturday of each month Jumble sale including furniture, plants, larger items, along with bric a brac. The Op Shop (behind Coles) in Church 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 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 59776686.

Annual General Meeting Friday 31 August, 7pm Held at the Hastings Tennis Club rooms 54 Marine Parade, Hastings ALL members welcome. Supper provided. RSVP to Vicki Schilling 59794920 or 0447576928

Free Support Group for People with Chronic Illness, Injury and Pain Although each and every one of us living with chronic illness, injury and pain is experiencing a unique journey, sharing our challenges and victories can help others going through similar circumstances and in turn, help to lighten our own load. All welcome but bookings essential. Transformations Wellness Studio, 4/2 Cannery Crt Tyabb. For more information and to book, call 5977 3307 or book online at www.

Crib Point Community Market Saturday Aug 11, 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 Hastings-Western Port Historical Society Thurs 9 August,  10.15am – 12pm Morning coffee & talk on “Who Killed Jim Barclay”  – an investigation into a 100 year old tragedy which took the life of an ex-Hastings man, and has never been solved. Held at Hastings Museum, cnr. Marine Parade & Skinner St., Hastings.  $5 entrance fee, small door prize, lucky dip raffle, refreshments. Bookings email  or phone the Secretary  0490 132 011 or Shirley 9781 1141.  All Welcome.

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. Peninsula Transport Assist needs Volunteer Drivers. Do you have time, like driving and want to contribute to your community? Induction costs are covered and drivers are reimbursed from pick-up to return locations. For details call the P.T.A. Office on 03 9708 8241 or email – peninsulatransportassist@ P.T.A. also needs drivers for 12 and 24 seater buses.

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

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 per person Please email Peter on

Mornington Peninsula Writing Prizes 2018 Offered by Frankston Writers Block. Short Story and Poetry Competitions open now, closes September 30, 2018. Poetry: up to 50 lines. Short story: up to 3000 words. Open theme: $5.00 per entry. Prize: $100 and publication in 2019 Anthology in each category. Entry forms, send a SSAE to Angela,P.O. Box 8098, Burnt Bridge VIC, 3136 or email:  Enquiries  03-9789-5496.

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Cold water concerns for whale calf

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Keith Platt WHALE researchers are hoping a humpback whale calf born off Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island will be able to reach warmer waters. It is the youngest ever humpback spotted in Victorian waters and only the third calf recorded. David Donnelly of the Hastingsbased Dolphin Research Institute said the calf, less than four metres long, was about two days old when first spotted swimming alongside its 16 metre long mother. “It’s possible that our cold waters could be dangerous for the calf,” Mr Donnelly said. “Humpback whales are usually born and spend their first months in warmer waters off northern New South Wales and Queensland, unlike southern right whales that normally give berth in Victoria’s relatively cold waters.” The calf’s prominent foetal folds would “fade as the calf matures”. “The mother was one of the largest humpback whales the DRI team have ever observed … Hopefully her size and condition indicate an experienced mother and she will be able to slowly move her calf to warmer waters before they return to the Antarctic feeding grounds in the coming summer,” Mr Donnelly said. He said the mother whale “needs to be girthy to have the reserves to supply her calf with the many hundreds of litres of milk every day during the 10-11 months until the calf is

Baby all at sea: A four metre long humpback whale calf swimming alongside its mother off Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, is the youngest humpback recorded in Victorian waters. Picture: Sue Mason

weaned”. Mr Donnelly said the DRI spent no more than 10 minutes near the whales “to minimise interference at this stage of the calf’s life”. “This is a very unusual event and an extremely important to addition to the Two Bays Whale Project’s Victorian database, which so far this season has recorded record numbers of humpback whales off Victoria’s central

coast,” he said. DRI executive director Jeff Weir said humpback whales - on “the edge of extinction during the industrial whaling era” – had made an “impressive comeback” with 33,000 expected this year along the eastern Australian coast. “Unfortunately, the news is not so good for the southern right whale, with their south-eastern numbers

estimated to be only 250 to 300 individuals, with no noticeable increase in their population size,” he said. Whale watching sites recommended by the DRI include Port Phillip Heads, and Cape Schanck as well as The Nobbies, Pyramid Rock and Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island. For details of the Two Bays project and to report whale sightings go to

NEPEAN MP Martin Dixon has scoffed at claims by deputy premier James Merlino that he was among 18 state Liberal Party MPs to break parliamentary rules by using electorate staff for political campaigning during business hours. Mr Merlino’s allegations come after Victoria Police last week raided the offices of state Labor MPs in the socalled “Red Shirts Affair” in relation to the actions of their staff before the 2014 state election. Fallout from the affair rocked the state Labor government and sent ministers into hiding last week. Mr Merlino said he had provided evidence to police that he alleges proves Liberal electorate staffers also did political campaigning for their MPs. He said this allowed the Liberal Party to “access taxpayer funded expenditure in the order of $2 million” for its election campaign. Mr Dixon said the minister was “throwing mud”. “This is a desperate stunt by a desperate premier (Daniel Andrews) with six ministers under police investigation,” Mr Dixon said. “With the fraud and extortion squad conducting dawn raids on 17 Labor people, the Andrews government are now throwing mud everywhere.” Mr Dixon will not contest this year’s November state election. His electorate office manager, Russell Joseph, has been preselected as the Liberals’ Nepean candidate. Stephen Taylor

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Backbone of the nation: Trudy Lennon-Bowers’ op shop is backing farmers’ drought fight. Picture: Yanni

Digging deep to aid drought-hit farmers A MORNINGTON trader is so moved by the plight of drought-stricken farmers that she is donating this month’s profits to help them. Trudy Lennon-Bowers, who runs Tru Opportunity Op Shop, in Diane Street, said she normally gives profits to charities nominated by those who donate goods. “I have been so moved by the plight of the Aussie farmers – who are the backbone of this nation and are doing it extremely tough with seemingly no help – that I felt compelled to make an exception to how we normally donate,” she said.

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“We therefore decided to donate all profits from August to Australian farmers’ drought relief agencies in an effort to help, even in some small way. We just need people through the door to make them some money.” Ms Lennon-Bowers’ stand coincides with a similar push by the Red Cross which has launched an appeal to help farmers and communities in droughtaffected regions. Money raised through the organisation’s August disaster relief and recovery appeal will be distributed throughout the most severely droughtaffected areas – especially in New

South Wales. “It’s time for everyone to rally together and show their support for drought-affected farmers and farming communities who are doing it tough,” Red Cross CEO Judy Slatyer said. “We know this is a difficult time for farmers, their families and their communities across the country and we see first-hand how hard it is for people with ongoing financial and social responsibilities.” Donors can support the appeal at, by calling 1800 733 276 or by donating at a Commonwealth Bank branch.

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Weather a break for ‘emergency’ works Keith Platt A BREAK in the weather last week allowed the start of “emergency works” to prevent further erosion of cliffs at Mt Martha Beach North. Heavy earthmoving equipment was driven up the beach from the foreshore car park near the Balcombe Creek Estuary to begin placing large rocks and installing a sand-filled geotextile tube to stop waves further damaging the base of the cliff. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) estimates the $880,000 works could take six weeks. Long term options to prevent erosion of the cliffs and danger to the Esplanade will begin in the next month based on the results of the 2017 Water Technology Coastal Processes Study. The most expensive of the study’s options is costed out at $4 million. “We want to make sure that any works implemented to restore the beach will be effective, long-lasting and not result in adverse impacts at nearby locations,” DELWP land and built environment program manager, John Downs said. An earlier attempt to replace sand at Mt Martha North involved trucking in 12,000 cubic metres from Mt Martha South. However, the sand all but disappeared within a few years. The Mt Martha North Beach Users group says a rock groin built at the northern end of the beach would stop the sand erosion. “The emergency works will prevent

On the beach: Earthmoving equipment being driven along the once sandy Mt Martha Beach North to where heavy rocks and a sand-filled geotextile tube will be used as a temporary measure to prevent further erosion at the cliff base.

Embedded history: Aboriginal advisers will be on hand to ensure middens are protected during “emergency works” to protect cliffs at Mt Martha Beach North. The remains of other middens are exposed in cliffs at the adjoining Hawker Beach, although no action has been taken to prevent them tumbling onto the sand in into the sea.

high tides from further eroding the bottom of the cliff, and provide protection to the public from the collapsing cliff,” DELWP land and built environment program manager, John Downs said. He said the 150 cubic metres of sand needed for the tube would be “relocated” from north of the estuary. “The works will allow for the pub-

lic to safely access the beach once the sand begins to return after winter,” Mr Downs said. Waves have stripped most of the sand from the beach, revealing clay and rock. Most of the remaining sand is underneath the beach boxes, several of which are sagging on their stumps or leaning against neighbouring structures.

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Upgrades lift plant’s performance A NEW control system has reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from ExxonMobil’s fractionation plant at Long Island Point, Hastings, according to engineer James Curry. Mr Curry says efficiency and productivity improvements at the plant were achieved by upgrading the dynamic matrix control system (DMC). “We have upgraded and optimised the DMC system and conducted a comprehensive review of the model settings to ensure we are maximising the value of the molecules that pass through our plant,” he said. “As a result we have reduced our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions per litre of product.” Mr Curry said the DMC upgrade was “just one of many diverse projects that help to set the plant up for improved operations well into the future”. Opened in 1970, the Long Island Point plant plays a vital role in the Bass Strait production line. It carries out the final stage in processing gas liquids – ethane, propane and butane – and stores crude oil before it is distributed to refineries in Australia and overseas. New plant manager David McCord said he was impressed by what had been achieved by his predecessor, Kim Hahn, and the Long Island Point team over the past year. “There has been a tremendous amount of work high-grading equipment and facilities from the gate to the quay,” he said. “We have seen well over 3000 work orders com-

Long Island Point plant manager David McCord

pleted across our operations.” Mr McCord said that recent works included 250 pressure safety valves tested and overhauled, a new radio tower that eliminated communication black spots, the new Longford 350 liquids pipeline filled with crude and the old 700 pipeline purged of crude, and redundant pipes and loading arms removed from the jetty. He said more than 1300 bolts have been replaced, pipes and vessels had been inspected and, where necessary, sand-blasted, repaired and recoated, high voltage equipment upgraded to new technology and new personal protection equipment and procedures

in hazard areas. Other improvements included increased hearing protection for workers, two major compressors overhauled, critical operating parameter (COP) elimination through replacement of reboiler with upgraded materials, propane storage tanks deluge system successfully tested, and traffic control lines repainted around the site. Mr McCord said there had been two successful major shutdowns in the past 12 months and work was progressing on the plant’s tank farm refurbishment project. “Our major hazard facility license has been renewed for another five

years and I have to congratulate the team for getting the plant into such great shape for the future,” Mr McCord said. “For me, being a good manager is not just maintaining projected benchmarks and production levels – it’s about constant communication with the wider team and challenging the status quo to discover how things can be done better. “Taking an inquisitive approach to your job helps to keep people motivated, engaged and happy. There is nothing like solving a problem and celebrating as a team. That’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.”

Drop in to learn about Rye foreshore projects

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting residents to pop in to learn more about projects being undertaken in Rye, including the Rye Boat Ramp upgrade, Rye Foreshore improvement works and the Rye sand renourishment works.

Draft Community Capital Infrastructure Policy

Rye Boat Ramp upgrade The upgrade, due to commence in August 2018, includes reconstruction of the three existing boat ramps and an additional ramp, a new jetty and realignment of the reversing lanes.

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Rye Foreshore improvement works Works include: wheelchair accessible boardwalk construction, development of paved plaza areas with lookout and seating, construction of raingardens to reduce stormwater runoff, removal of storm-water outfall to the east of the pier and decorative lighting. Rye sand renourishment works and groyne construction This project is being undertaken by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to prevent excess sand being blown off the beach and into the foreshore reserve and playground.

You are invited to provide comments on the Shire’s draft Community Capital Infrastructure Policy. The policy is designed to provide guidance for community groups seeking to develop community projects and works undertaken on assets or land owned and controlled by Council.

Have your say Community consultation is currently open and closes Saturday 25 August 2018. Online

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In person Surveys are also available to read in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

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The draft Policy aims to simplify and support the process for the Shire, community groups and individuals involved in capital infrastructure projects. Following the public exhibition period, the feedback will be reviewed and where appropriate incorporated in the Policy.

Email your submission to: with the subject line ‘Draft Community Capital Infrastructure Policy’. In writing Attention: Adrian Smith Re: Draft Community Capital Infrastructure Policy Mornington Peninsula Shire Private Bag 1000 Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

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Moving art is rusted on MORNINGTON steel artist Joe Taranto has been honoured by his peers by being asked to display his works at an exhibition run by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria. Taranto has been designing and building sculptures, primarily with Australian corten steel, to create metal art. This type of steel has a rusted, weathered appearance developed to eliminate the need for painting. For the event, Taranto is creating two kinetic sculptures – Fossil and Dancing Tulips – that move in the wind. Fossil is symbolic of an ammonite, an ancient creature with a ribbed spiral-form shell. At the end is a tentacled animal, like a squid. Dancing Tulips harnesses the delicate movement of three tulips dancing between and around each other in a gentle breeze. Taranto’s sculptures are among 120 on display in the foyer at 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 9am-5.30pm weekdays, until 24 August. Most of the works are for sale, with the sculptors happy to talk about them. Taranto will be on hand 9am-1pm, Monday 20 August.

Join us at Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Community Coastal Forum Mornington Peninsula Shire is holding a Community Coastal Forum for interested members of the community with a passion for the protection, future development and enhancement of our coastal areas.

strong interest and long-standing commitment to being leaders in coastal planning and management.

With more than 190 kilometres of coastline along Port Phillip and Western Port, the Shire has a

Craig will look at the future challenges for Councils in dealing with waste mitigation and reduction.

This is a free event however tickets are limited. Please RSVP to secure your seat by visiting:

Event details

Alternatively, contact the Shire’s Coastal Planners Jeska Dee or Bridie Ryan: 5950 1966

Attendees can look forward to hearing from guest speakers, including ABC’s documentary ‘War On Waste’ host Craig Reucassel.

Saturday 8 September 9.30am – 2pm

Mornington Yacht Club Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington Light lunch will be provided Ticket cost: Free

For more information Man of steel: Sculptor Joe Taranto in his studio. Pictures: Supplied

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Driver blows it on Peninsula Link SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol officers nabbed a driver allegedly speeding at more than 75km over the limit in Frankston, Wednesday 1 August. When intercepted the 39-year-old Carrum Downs man told police he was on his way to basketball. Asked why he was speeding he said: “I was just showing off.” Police clocked the Ford Territory at 175kph in a 100kph zone on Peninsula Link near Frankston-Dandenong Road at 8.30pm. The car exited at Thames Promenade and was found by police on the side of the road with a blown engine. The passengers were a 40-year-old Frankston North man and two boys aged 17 and 16. Leading Senior Constable Natalie Dean, of police media, said the driver was unlicensed and tested positive for methamphetamine. He was charged with reckless conduct endangering life, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, manner dangerous, speed dangerous and other speed and traffic-related offences and bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 19 November. The unregistered car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1006.10.

Carjacking charges A FRANKSTON North man will face court this week charged over an aggravated carjacking in company with another man in Somerville, 5pm, Sunday 17 June. Detectives from Mornington Peninsula CIU arrested the 40-yearold, Friday 3 August. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Friday 10 August, charged with aggravated carjacking. The other man, 47, of Somerville, is already in custody over the incident. He will reappear at a later date for a committal hearing. Police will allege the two men, one armed with a knife, threatened the woman, 36, in a supermarket car park before opening the passenger-side door and striking her on the thigh with the butt end of the knife. They then ordered her from the car and told her not to call police before driving it away.

Monkey problem THE high number of unregistered “monkey bikes” in streets, reserves and parks throughout Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is a worry to Somerville Highway Patrol. They say residents complain about

time they got there the car had gone. Five minutes later they were called to Towerhill Road where the same car had crashed into a pole. The car was a write-off, but the driver, 55, of Frankston South, was not injured. After the breath test the man’s licence was suspended and he will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on drink-driving charges. He told police he had been drinking wine and had gone out for takeaway. Police said drug driving was becoming prevalent but that drink driving remained a problem with often tragic outcomes.

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the bikes’ noise, possible damage to the environment and sometimes the riders (pictured) are considered a danger to other road users. A tragic example of what can happen as a result of this illegal behaviour occurred at the Carrum Downs shopping centre. (“Hit-run mum death charges” The News 28/9/2015). “Given the places these bikes can access that police vehicles can’t, and the tendency of the riders not to obey police directions to stop and thereby create more dangerous situations, the issue is a difficult one to police,” Sergeant Peter Martin said. Police say they are “committed to dealing with this issue as best we can” and welcome public assistance. Anyone knowing the identities of those riding unregistered motorcycles, or their address, should contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or online at

House ‘gassed’ IN a bizarre incident in Tyabb up to 18 police were involved in arresting a man who allegedly drilled holes in a gas main underneath a neighbour’s house, filling the house with gas. Police, the Dog Squad, ambulance and Tyabb CFA crews, were called to Central Avenue by the neighbour, Tuesday 31 July. When they arrived they found the man hiding in a manhole underneath his own house and refusing to come out. Negotiations with him continued for several hours. Police were unwilling to send down

the dog to flush him out because of fears the man may have been bitten, making it harder to extract him from the confined space below. Eventually two police went down to “shimmy” him out. The man, in his mid-40s, was taken by ambulance to Frankston Hospital where he was still being assessed for psychotic issues, yesterday (Monday 6 August). Sergeant John Coburn, of Somerville CIU, said motives behind the incident were “unclear” and it was not known if there was a dispute between the parties.

Keep left not right A DRIVER pulled over for failing to keep left on Peninsula Link, 7pm, Thursday 26 July, got a rude shock when he was handed a $161 infringement notice and lost two demerit points. Somerville Highway Patrol police said they watched the car being driven at 95kph for three kilometres in the right-hand lane while other cars passed on its left.

Hungry drink-driver A DRIVER out to get some Chinese takeaway wrote off his car in Towerhill Road, Frankston South, and then allegedly blew more than four times the legal limit when breath-tested at Frankston police station. Somerville Highway Patrol police drove to Frankston South, 8.40pm, Wednesday 25 July, after receiving reports of a car backing out of a driveway and hitting a wall. By the

PEOPLE asked for their name and address by a police officer or PSO are entitled to ask for the officer’s or PSO’s name, rank and station. Commander Stuart Bateson said new contact cards being distributed last week would give members of the public the name of the officer they spoke to in case they needed to follow up later.

Arrests after robbery FOUR men were arrested following a robbery in Frankston early Friday 3 August. The men approached a Seaford man, 26, on Nepean Highway just after 2am. One allegedly demanded the victim hand over money. The victim handed over a small amount before he was driven to an ATM in Frankston to withdraw more money. The offenders then followed the man to his home to steal more cash. While there a relative called police who arrived and arrested them. Two Deer Park men, aged 17 and 18, a 19-year-old Heidelberg man and a 21-year-old Kensington man, have been charged with robbery and false imprisonment. The 18-year-old, who has also been charged with possessing a drug of dependence, and the 21-year-old, have been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 20 November. The 17-year-old and the 19-year-old appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court later on Friday.

Deceptions POLICE are chasing two men, above, after alleged thefts and deceptions in Frankston and the Melbourne CBD, Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April. Police allege the men stole a wallet containing credit cards from Monash University, Peninsula campus, on the

Moorooduc Highway, about 5pm. The same men are later believed to have used a card from the stolen wallet at a fast food outlet at the corner of Bourke and Russell streets, Melbourne. One of the men is de4scribed as Asian, 25-30 years old, with a medium build. He was wearing a black backpack, black overcoat and grey trousers. The other man is of Southern European appearance, 25-30 years old, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie and light coloured jeans.

Dromana gun call AN altercation between two men led to reports of a gun being fired at a holiday park in Dromana, 8.10pm, Monday 30 July. Police critical incident response vehicles, ambulance and marked and unmarked police cars responded to the incident at the park in Nepean Highway, near Kangerong Avenue, early the next day. Police, with the assistance of the Dog Squad, had set up a cordon at the holiday park about 9.30pm. A 51-year-old Dromana man was taken into custody without incident about 11.25pm and charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He will face court at a later date. Police media said the other man involved in the incident was arrested for being drunk before the cordon was set up. He received treatment at the scene for minor injuries. It is understood both parties are known to each other and there were no further reports of injuries.

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Desperate struggle IT’S curious what can happen when we reach out to help a fellow human being in need. Two St Vincent de Paul Society workers visited a woman in a freezing government-owned onebedroom unit that she couldn’t afford to heat. On giving her some blankets, she took them in her arms and held them to her face. She enjoyed the soft luxury of the blankets, kissing and hugging them, and then burst into tears. “It broke my heart,” one of the Vinnies workers, Herbert Portanier, said. Mr Portanier migrated to Australia in 1979 and, after arriving in Melbourne, went on to become a successful businessman. He founded his own freight company, in a tough, competitive industry. When he retired at 61, he joined the St Vincent de Paul Society so that he could give back to his local community. His managerial skills saw him become president of the Southern Central Council region which encompasses Berwick, Dandenong, Hampton, Mentone, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. This “no-nonsense” former businessman can tell many similar stories about people who are struggling.

There were people like John, who had just arrived in Melbourne from the country and was living in a rooming house. It was a large house where all rooms had been divided into smaller ones to make up 10 single bedrooms and two double bedrooms. The business worked on the principle that the more tenants they could squeeze in, the bigger the profits. The lounge room was divided into three and the backyard porch was a makeshift TV room, with its acrylic glass roof making it icy cold in winter. The tenants shared two showers and two toilets. The weekly rent was $240 for a single and $380 for a double. For people like John, unable to afford a bond and with no references, housing options are limited. When Mr Portanier and John met, John was wearing thongs, a shirt two sizes too small, a pair of pants one size too big, held up by a worn out belt. On his trip from the country to the city, he had fallen asleep and his bag, with all his possessions, was stolen. A Vinnies shop provided him with food and clothes.

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THE St Vincent de Paul Society has no problems finding mouths to feed among the homeless and families spending most of their income on accommodation. Picture: Stella Chrysovergi

Not homeless by choice HOMELESSNESS is not something people choose - sometimes they are simply unlucky and fall on hard times. St Vincent de Paul Society executive and volunteer Herbert Portanier regularly meets people experiencing housing insecurity. “All it takes is for the primary income earner to lose their job,” Mr Portanier said. “This can often mean relying on Newstart or other welfare benefits to pay for the basics.” If a family or individual were renting, government assistance generally was not enough to pay for the basics – especially rent, which was on the rise. “The stress this puts on confidence and relationships is immense and, in extreme circumstances, can lead to homelessness.”

Other examples were people who had been in traffic accidents or injured in the workplace. A sudden loss of income could lead to seeking temporary accommodation, such as couch surfing with friends, or living in a rooming house, a notoriously expensive and tough environment. “If someone is working and they lose their job, the current Newstart weekly payment for a single person is about $272 [a week], plus some rent assistance of about $67,” Mr Portanier said:. “If they’re paying $220 in rent, then they will have $17 a day to pay for everything else – food, clothing, transport and more.” This was why many people did without secure accommodation and ended up sleeping rough. Mr Portanier agreed that they were the hidden poor: “Unless you look, you don’t see them.”



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Services stretched to limit THE rising cost of living and inadequacy of welfare payments – particularly Newstart – are a concern for the St Vincent de Paul Society. Vinnies services are being stretched across the state, including the Mornington Peninsula, with people suffering week after week. In the past year, Vinnies in Victoria has seen a 40 per cent increase in requests for help. “In one month alone on the peninsula we make 800 visits,” Vinnies official Herbert Portanier said. “In total we are seeing about 2000 adults and children.

“We are giving about $77,000 worth of food vouchers and assistance with furniture and rent. “This is month, after month, after month. “The problem will get bigger and bigger unless we say, ‘Right, we’re going to increase welfare assistance’. It can’t keep on going this way. “If a family owns a house, and they are pensioners, they will just manage to pay the bills. But if a single parent receives just over $380 a week in parenting payments, they simply can’t survive if they’re paying $350 a week in rent, even if you factor in the Family Tax Benefit.


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MCG event unites cancer victims, survivors Stephen Taylor UNDERSTANDABLY, nurse Jo Lovelock was “shocked, distressed and overwhelmed” by her breast cancer diagnosis in 2003. But she was certainly not defeated. The Mt Martha resident battled through with the help of family and friends who “ran around after the children, fed us through my chemotherapy, assisted us with driving to and from chemotherapy and radiotherapy – and even cleaned my house”. During the early days, Ms Lovelock said she received excellent medical treatment but found that there was no psycho-social support on the Mornington Peninsula. “Our surgeon got a small group of us under-45s together and we met in each other’s homes to compare notes,” she said. “We sat around sharing stories and love with each other and, although it was beneficial, that was it.” This led her to approach The Bays Hospital which offered space for a support group affiliated with the Cancer Council and Breast Cancer Network Australia. The volunteers received training and by 2014, the afternoon group had 12-25 members and the evening group from four to 10. “Breast cancer has changed my life and my career path as I now work as a breast care nurse,” she said. “It has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people; to be supported and support others, including volunteering opportunities locally,

Not alone: Jo Lovelock says Sunday’s annual Field of Women event at the MCG “empowers” women. Picture: Yanni

nationally and overseas.” With another breast care nurse, Sue Fletcher, she formed Breast Intentions at the Bays Hospital where they had worked together as midwives. “I’m still co-facilitating support groups with Sue and Felicity Carson, another Breast Cancer Network Australia nurse. BCNA was also in its early days then – and remember there

was no online support.” Ms Lovelock was speaking in the lead up to BCNA’s fifth Field of Women event at the MCG on Sunday 12 August. The “empowering” event aims to unite thousands as they stand on the hallowed turf in the shape of a pink lady representing the 18,235 people who have been, or will be, diagnosed

with breast cancer this year. Their support will show those who are going through a diagnosis “that they are not alone”. “I would like the women coming after me to have a better experience than I did,” Ms Lovelock said, advising them to connect, talk, network face-to-face or online. “Enjoy the good and the bad of your breast cancer experience. “Put your hand up for help as most people want to assist but do not know how. “Don’t feel you have to support others; do some self-care. Remember you are a woman with a breast cancer diagnosis – it is only part of your life - although a rather large part. “Remember to stop and breathe, take time out to enjoy simple pleasures.” Ms Lovelock said the Field of Women event gave those attending the opportunity to “regroup, celebrate and commemorate those women and men who are living with and have died from breast cancer”. “We will have 47 angels being remembered on 12 August at the MCG,” she said. “We will stand with thousands of amazing men, women and children to celebrate life.” Field of Women starts at 11am before the Melbourne vs Sydney Swans AFL match. The cost is $59 for adults with children 15 years and under free. The ticket includes the event, the match, commemorative backpack, including a pink poncho and keyring, and certificate of participation. Visit

‘Buzz’ rounds last buoy THE co-founder of a Melbourne syndicate that produced the world’s first viable wingsail racing yacht has died at age 94. John Houston “Buzz” Buzaglo, pictured, OAM, of Mornington and latterly of RSL Park war veterans’ village in Frankston South, built the radical C class catamaran Miss Nylex, sponsored by Nylex Corporation, in 1971 and defended the Little America’s Cup against New Zealand in 1974. It set the Australian speed record for a sailboat of 21 knots in 1972 and revolutionised international yacht racing including the modern America’s Cup. Mr Buzaglo, who served on corvettes in the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War, worked for Nylex for 32 years before founding a sailing school at Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula with his wife Kathleen, who died in 2008. The couple retired to Mornington in 1996. Mr Buzaglo was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2016 for “services to sailing as a yachtsman and [sailing] instructor”. He died early on Saturday morning 4 August. Mike Hast

On board: Tenants of the former Masters Home Improvement centre on the sign fronting Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. Picture: Yanni

Tenants sign up for old Masters’ site A COLES supermarket, Goodlife health club and a Supercheap Auto outlet are lead tenants in the revamped former Masters Home Improvement depot, Mornington. Home Consortium, the company developing the Mornington-Tyabb Road site, has circulated a leasing brochure showing a Woolworths supermarket fronting the site opposite Dunns Road. A 3700 square metre Coles supermarket, with nearby Liquorland outlet, is on page two of the brochure which describes the new site as a “daily needs and lifestyle centre”. The brochure shows the remaining vacancies are a 2109 square metre site, a 973 square metre site and two 500 square metre sites. Mornington Chamber of Commerce is said to be concerned that a clutch of small retail tenancies – at around 90 square metres – will fill the front of the building which was originally


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Masters’ customer service area. These shops – listed as Beans and Bites, sushi takeaway, Avy Hair and Nails and two as-yet-unlet sites – were not part of the original planning application approved by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council late last year. The chamber had originally been told the smallest tenancy would be 500 square metres – far bigger than the smaller shops being shown on the brochure. The chamber is concerned the shops will compete with those run by its members in Main Street, on the other side of Nepean Highway. The revamped centre is expected to open in February and not Christmas as originally planned. Home Consortium and leasing agents Colliers International were contacted for comment. Stephen Taylor


Red moon a sight to behold MARS sparkled down on Earth last Friday afternoon and evening (27 July) and a crowd of eager sightseers gathered at Olivers Hill to see the red planet in the sky during a lunar eclipse. Frankston resident Danny Makepiece and daughter Mia were among the sky watchers at Olivers Hill who watched a “blood moon” lunar eclipse on the night. “We got a cracking view, it was amazing,” Mr Makepiece said. “It was a nice atmosphere. We got a good spot and let a few people look through the telescope.” The celestial show began at about 4.25pm and lasted into the early hours of the next morning. Even those without a telescope could see Mars shining in the night sky. Mr Makepiece encouraged people to keep watching the skies since planets in the solar system are currently in “irregular orbit” and the likes of Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are sometimes visible this month. Neil Walker Hill with a view: Danny Makepiece, above left, and daughter Mia were among the crowd that gathered at Olivers Hill to watch the blood moon lunar eclipse and see the planet Mars visible in the night sky. Pictures: Gary Sissons

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Questions unanswered as gas jetty works proceed The recent AGL/APA meetings at Balnarring, Crib Point and Hastings were well attended, although company representatives still couldn’t answer many of the questions about the proposed LNG processing facility. How can works be underway on Crib Point jetty to bring it up to specifications for the 17-storey tall gas treatment plant and connecting pipeline to Pakenham, when the proposal hasn’t even been approved? The enormous list of works is includes removing large areas of vegetation and will stir up polluted sediments into the water around the jetty. The approvals from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to Port of Hastings to carry out this work are the kind you’d normally expect a company like AGL to obtain in its own right. This gives the appearance that the port is being used as a front to fast track the project. The Victorian government announced months ago that it intends to “streamline approvals processes” and for all its talk of sustainability and green wedge credentials Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has remained silent. The endangered coastal salt marsh surrounding the jetty is home to threatened and endangered marine life, plants and animals. Because of its rarity and significance to migratory birds, it is listed as a protected Ramsar wetland. Any project that might impact its character must be assessed under the federal Environment Protection Biodiversity and Conservation Act, but there has been no assessment. This internationally listed area of environmental significance is an irreplaceable natural resource that belongs to us all. If state and federal laws designed to protect our few remaining ecosystems are incapable of defending them from the tactics of big industry, what can be done to stop these precious places being degraded by the immense pressure of inappropriate development? Contact planning minister Richard Wynne 94158901 or richard. Julia Stockigt, Bittern

Poster vandals It’s a sad thing when vested interests are stooping to standover tactics against the justified concerns of the Mornington Peninsula community. Posters and signs put up around by concerned citizens have been destroyed and if this vandalism is in some way connected to plans to import gas through Crib Point it’s a very worrying development for democracy in Victoria. Is it a sign that the backers of the project are getting rattled by the hostile reception they receive at the “community information sessions”? The farcical Balnarring and Crib Point meetings just reinforced the community’s mistrust of AGL’s uninformative meetings. Any questions that rattle the panel are somewhat taken on “notice” and just forgotten about, or glossed over. Meanwhile, construction around the Crib Point pier and onshore proposed infrastructure sites

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have started even though AGL has not submitted its plans to the state government. Their justification is “we have nothing to do with the work on the pier or the needed dredging around the heavy metal contaminated seabed” and “onshore works have a permit”. To anyone watching this travesty, it seems AGL fis very sure that all this community consultation business will fall on deaf ears up in Spring Street when the decision is made by a government that should be in caretaker mode, considering the damming reports of the Ombudsman’s office and resulting investigations of several ministers for wrong doing during the last state election. I get the feeling AGL is in a great hurry to get this travesty approved before the next state election so their fixed timelines are not disrupted. We will see very soon how wrong or right I am when the government will decide for or against a full environmental effects study (EES) for this project, including the proposed 60 kilometre pipeline. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Electrify Mornington I just cannot see any sense at all in electrifying the rail line from Frankston just to Baxter and having to acquire priceless green wedge land for a rail terminus, train stabling, maintenance and of course lots of all day car parking (“Land lost in Baxter line plan” The News 31/7/18). Hastings MP Neale Burgess says that, at a cost of $2 billion, the line will one day extend to Stony Point and meet the French Island ferry. I think that none of this will happen post election. Obviously, the population on the Mornington side of the peninsula is vastly more than on the Western Port side. The need for an electric rail link from Mornington to Melbourne, via Baxter and Frankston, is much greater and will attract more passengers. We already have the existing preserved rail line terminating at Yuilles Road, Mornington, with a great many acres of freely available, unused, dirt cheap land available for all of the rail facilities, a bus interchange, acres of car parking space. The value of the plentiful, cheap land at Mornington, offset against the proposed land acquisition and disruptions at Baxter, would go a long way toward that $2 billion. Win. Win. Win. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Libs’ money bombs Well, well, well, $5million from [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt and the boys for the Rosebud pool. The Turnbull government’s decision to award a German company the $5.2 billion contract to build hundreds of new military vehicles in Queensland at the expense of BAE systems (Victoria jobs at the former Holden plant). Queensland is pivotal state for him in next election and after the dismal results in super Saturday byelection he better do more

ONE of the anti-AGL gas terminal posters which has been torn down. The posters have been put up by people opposed to plans by power company AGL to moor a 300 metre long floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Picture: Supplied

than pork barrel. It looks like the timing on these money bombs was ill conceived as they may well be forgotten when the next election is called (you can bet it will not be soon as Liberals have lots to do). Maybe they can figure out some more scare campaigns. Can’t use boats any more and [there are] more people killed by golf balls than terrorists in Australia. Victorians will soon become aware that these black Sudanese “gangs” (they don’t even meet the criteria to be a gang) are being maligned (without any facts) with Liberal scare tactics. Top offenders are Australians, of course. The lesson to be learned from this is that if we had elections every year something would get done, seeing as they only move off feeding at the through during elections. Then, maybe, they would have to listen to us and give us what we want rather than play the standard political con game every four years. They might have to actually address such things as poverty, mental health and income inequity. But, in the meantime, keep the money bombs coming. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

The big jet ski People of my vintage who chose the long family holiday drive to the once fabulous Gold Coast would invariably stop at the iconic big banana for a well earned break while the ankle biters jumped for joy exploring the monolithic big yellow thing. It’s now the fashion to have some sort of artistic (?) object to attract visitors. We here in Rye have our majestic, though dated, dolphin. I suggest, in view of the popularity from our local councillors, we retire the current art object with the magnificent jet ski. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Free to leave For the life of me I can’t work out why John Cain has, for so long, lived in and, horror of horrors, continues to live in, such a racist country as Australia (“Nationalised racism” Letters 30/7/18). Surely if Mr Cain is so disenchanted with this country because of its awful racism, he could

easily find somewhere to live which is less so. Michael Long, Frankston

Fishing is cruel The war on plastic straws seems to be going well, with McDonald’s announcing it will phase them out by 2020. But, if you are concerned with keeping animals in the ocean safe, don’t just look to your drinking straw—look to your dinner plate. In fact, eating fish does far more harm to our oceans than sipping your drink through a straw ever will. Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear — otherwise known as “ghost gear” — is a problem that spells catastrophe for marine life. At least 640,000 tonnes of ghost gear are added to our oceans every year, killing and mutilating millions of marine animals— including endangered whales, seals and turtles. Swallowing plastic remnants from ghost gear leads to malnutrition, digestive blockages and death. In the Pacific Ocean, there is a floating patch of garbage twice the size of France and weighing roughly 88,000 tonnes. While this enormous area, like our oceans at large, is full of plastic, scientists estimate that 46 percent of the mass of the garbage patch comes from fishing nets alone. And other types of fishing gear account for much of the rest. So, while many people are stocking up on cloth shopping bags and signing petitions to ban single-use plastic straws to save the oceans, those who fish (or eat fish) need to re-examine their personal choices too. It’s simple: Less fishing means less fishing gear—abandoned or otherwise. Clearly, fishing is hazardous to the environment. But it’s also horrifically cruel. Commercial fishing kills hundreds of billions of animals worldwide every year—far more than any other industry. Fish are intelligent, complex animals but, when caught, they are impaled, crushed, suffocated, or cut open and gutted, all while conscious. You can’t eat fish and call yourself an environmentalist. Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia

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Set in a quiet court location on a 1,023m2 block, this home offers versatile living options with an adaptable floor plan consisting of large dining room, separate family meals area with gas log fire and air-conditioning plus a huge parents retreat. With 5 generous bedrooms plus study there are enough options to accommodate everyone. Ceiling fans and BIR feature in all rooms, plus WIR and ensuite in master bedroom. Entertaining is made easy with a modern kitchen featuring stainless steel dishwasher opening to an outdoor entertaining area complete with huge swim spa. A double carport set behind secure fencing and ornate iron gates grants plenty of off street parking. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


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Situated amongst flourishing gardens this original weatherboard home embraces the characteristics of years gone by. With genuine features including amazing art deco ceiling roses, double hung windows and beautiful floor boards, this charming property is bursting with potential. A versatile floor plan offers a formal dining room, cosy front lounge and large family room with wood fire. From the main living area, French doors open to an inviting alfresco deck and garden. An updated kitchen has plenty of cupboard space and stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher. Two bedrooms have built in robes with the larger master bedroom featuring an ensuite. Four car garage with panel lift door. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


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Centrally located in the heart of Bittern, this neat 2 to 3 bedroom home has a fresh décor and oodles of storage features. An open plan living area includes kitchen with gas cook top, electric oven and generous pantry, there is a cosy lounge and dining area that opens to a huge outdoor entertaining area that can be utilised all year round. Other features include gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioning, alarm system and an oversized single lock up garage with remote roller door. Set on a neat 424m2 block with plenty of shedding and rear side entrance for trailer, this property is within walking distance to primary school, shops and transport. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


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Located in the prestigious Kinfauns Estate on approximately 1.3 acres, you will experience absolute pleasure and pure tranquillity with what this property offers. Positioned across from Warringine Reserve, you will not surpass the outlook… exceptional gardens with a backdrop of protected parklands. Large windows throughout the home give rise to plenty of natural light and garden views delight every room. Ornate cornices, ceiling roses, 9ft ceilings and chandeliers provide an extra layer of charm. Any chef or cook will relish in the well appointed Blackwood kitchen. Features include granite bench tops, pantry, appliance cupboard, dishwasher, 6-burner stove top, 900mm oven, plenty of bench space and large island bench with breakfast bar. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


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GREAT ALL-ROUNDER Your peaceful lifestyle is assured in this quaint 3 bedroom home set right in the heart of Crib Point. Fresh neutral tones inside complement floating timber floors to an open floor plan featuring a generous lounge with reverse cycle heating and cooling, kitchen with gas cooking and three huge bedrooms all with built in robes.


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Green Gables Surrounded by 1.6 acres of fully useable land this immaculate weatherboard homestead will capture your heart the moment you enter the driveway. Pretty as a picture and perfectly oriented to capture breath-taking vistas in every direction this builder’s own home comprises an impressive 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, and two living areas, offering a total of 35 squares of living space with abundant storage and vehicle accommodation. Every inch of this property speaks of character and lifestyle with a stunning internal atrium and celestial ceilings giving height and light through large bay windows, and a fantastic paved alfresco area will make entertaining a delight. The floorplan offers no shortage of living space with the ground level featuring an elegant sunken lounge with fireplace and attached dining area, large study, family room with casual meals area and an impressive country-style kitchen has a walk-in pantry, granite tops and modern appliances including 900mm gas hobs, built-in electric oven and an integrated Bosch dishwasher. On this floor you also have two good-sized bedrooms, one with built-in robes, a large family bathroom with spa bath and laundry. On the upper level finds the gracious master retreat with sitting area, complete with two sets of walk-in robes and ensuite with separate WC, a further two robed bedrooms and 3rd bathroom, and a huge roof storage area accessed via 3 doors. Outside features include a double lined carport, a double garage with workshop area, WC and shower, a dedicated caravan carport and at the top of the block, a powered 3-car (or boat storage) American barn with alarm system.

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Saturday 25th August at 2:30pm View By Appointment Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 P 03 5970 7333 Jacqui Robinson M 0409 919 419 P 03 5970 7333

This extraordinary 5 bedroom family residence is situated on a 2,989sqm (approx.) block and is a fabulous opportunity to secure a slice of peninsula paradise with room for it all. You will be in awe of the space and natural light this home exudes with stunning timber hardwood floors throughout a main living area and the spacious formal lounge located downstairs as your enter. Also comprising an open plan kitchen with stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances, there is also a theatre room and two timber decked entertaining areas. Downstairs are three bedrooms including a large guest bedroom with WIR & ensuite. The entire upstairs is dedicated to a superb master suite with balcony, walk in robe and ensuite with separate toilet. This property has ample backyard, complete with various fruit trees and built in veggie gardens, the outdoor haven is complete with a shed of fantastic proportions (15m X 9m), offering 3 phase power that is sure to please the tradesman or hobbyist in the family.

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Searching for a home with character and charm? Then look no further! With an appealing façade, this gorgeous home is set back behind secure and private fencing and is filled with, sophistication, style & all the modern conveniences you could need. Situated just a short walk from public transport, the local primary school, pool & shops, and the near-by bushland reserve, this property is positioned within arm’s reach to all of the local amenities and sure to tick the location box on your search criteria! As you enter the home, you are greeted with a bright and inviting L shaped lounge, dining and separate kitchen, which features neutral tones, stainless steel appliances including large 900mm freestanding oven /stove and a well-positioned window that overlooks the gorgeous courtyard, which will be sure to host many a summer event or family gathering. Boasting 3 generous sized bedrooms with built in robes, a large family bathroom and second toilet/powder room for guests, it has all the modern touches to make life a breeze.

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Cranbourne West 43 Wilmington Avenue Beautiful 4 Bedroom Family Home Sensational 4BR home featuring master bedroom with WIR and ensuite, spacious open plan living with family room. Well appointed kitchen has s/steel appliances including dishwasher. This fine home also

features a rumpus room with access to the rear yard. Ducted heating and split system cooling. Double remote garage with internal and external access. NBN available.




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Spacious rooms and stylish finishes are what make this beautifully-presented 3BR residence work so well. This gorgeous home consists of BIR’s to all bedrooms plus main with FES, family zone

with floorboards throughout and open plan kitchen with dishwasher, spacious bathroom with separate toilet, and split system heating and cooling. Outside has a double car garage with internal access.



For Lease $360 Per Week View By Appointment Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street


Hastings 33 Olivia Way


Modern 4 Bedroom Family Home Four bedroom home with a double lock-up garage which opens through to the back yard as well as an under cover outdoor area that will be great for entertaining in the warmer months. Master bedroom with

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For Lease $430 Per Week View By Appointment Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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Garden Maintenance Included! This three bedroom, brick veneer home features a warm and welcoming interior including a a comfortable lounge with bay window, separate meals area and a functional kitchen opening to

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For Lease $380 Per Week View By Appointment Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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TYABB 36 Denham Road $2,500,000 Open To View By Appointment





Western Port Coolstores for sale for the first time, appros. 5 acres of land Coolstore building measures approx 6000m2 n Currently leased for $11,000 pcm+GST+ Ogs n Five bedroom home on the property has 2 bathrooms and an in ground pool. n n

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South Australian Limestone 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Master bedroom with WIR & FES including a Spa bath Tasmanian Ash timber kitchen with butler pantry and ample bench space Evaporative cooling, ducted heating and split-system air conditioning.

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AWARD WINNING HERITAGE CLASSIC RECOGNISED by the National Trust in 2017 for its reinstatement of the original 1920’s cottage facade, this beautiful home, on a 1000 square metre block – with handy dual access from Campbell Street - absolutely exemplifies period character and charm. Three bedrooms all have built-in robes, with the larger master bedroom including an ensuite and access out to a private timber deck. Bright open plan living is highlighted by handsome floating timber floors and crisp white walls add to the overall sense of space and light. There is a gas heater and ceiling fan, and to the cute kitchen is a dishwasher and an upright stove with gas cook top. The extremely spacious backyard provides a single car garage and a wealth of extra offstreet parking and to the front of the home are beautifully landscaped gardens. Extensively renovated, most of the hard work here has been done, but with a largely undeveloped block there is still plenty of reward to be had here with this enchanting art-deco cottage.n



ADDRESS: 261 Stony Point Road, CRIB POINT FOR SALE: $640,000 - $680,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom 1 car AGENT: Lisa Roberts 0488 910 368 Roberts & Green, 64 High Street, Hastings, 5979 2489

64 High Street, Hastings 03 5979 2489


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75 Clifton Grove, Carrum Downs




5 Speedwell Street, Somerville

CRIB POINT 8 Murray Street TRADIES DELIGHT ON 1/4 ACRE (APPROX.) - Peacefully set on a leafy street, this immaculate home is ready to live in now, yet offers a tantalising proposition for those looking to fulfill their renovation dream! n Three spacious bedrooms; master with built-in-robe, split system heating & cooling and dual-access to the updated main bathroom. n Functional kitchen with gas cooking and a Delonghi dishwasher. n Rinnai gas heater and split system heating & cooling unit in the living room. n Enclosed outdoor alfresco with plenty of space for entertaining and relaxation. n Side access to a triple carport and two double garages with power and concrete flooring. FF

Sizes 215 - 435sqm*

Sizes 236 - 472sqm*

High quality finishes with many extras (contact agents for inclusions list) Strong Investment potential/ popular rental size and location Construction commenced, due for completion late 2018 *(approx.) For a copy of plans, prices and inclusions contact Josh or James.

9775 1535

Josh Monks 0409 335 179 James Dodge 0488 586 896 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

For Sale: $545,000-$590,000 Inspect: By Appointment







Lisa Roberts 0488 910 368 Wilma Green 0407 833 996 Tuesday, 7 August 2018


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64 High Street, Hastings

CRIB POINT 261 Stony Point Road

BITTERN 34 Myers Road

A PIECE OF HISTORY ON 1/4 ACRE ALLOTMENT (APPROX.) - Heritage home on approx 1000 sqm with dual access from Stony Point Road and Campbell Street. This classic home has taken out the 2017 Heritage award, being recognised by The National Trust for the reinstatement of the original 1920s cottage and in keeping with Local Heritage Precinct.

ENTERTAINER’S DREAM WITH RENOVATED INTERIORS + A HUGE SHED - Promising lifestyle excellence in a walk-to-everywhere setting, this brick-veneer home provides an idyllic offering of space, peace and privacy.

Master bedroom featuring double built-in-robes and ensuite with access to deck. Two additional spacious bedrooms with built-in-robes. n Open plan dining and living consisting of a gas heater and ceiling fan. n Modern kitchen with dishwasher and gas cooktop. n Generous rear yard with single car garage.

730m2 allotment (approx.) featuring a generous rear yard and side access. Enormous 6-vehicle shed with power and tank water. n Three bedrooms, master with built-in-robe, ceiling fan and French doors. n Open plan dining and lounge room with wood heater and split system air-con. n Well-appointed kitchen with glass splashback. n Freshly painted and new drapes throughout. n Updated main bathroom with a deep bath and an oversized shower.

For Sale: $640,000 - $680,000

For Sale: $580,000 - $605,000




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HASTINGS 45 Church Street

SOMERS 44 South Beach Road

ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR A STUNNING RENOVATION OR DEVELOPMENT SITE!Fabulously located in a very popular street, this blank canvas is your dream home waiting to happen. The potential here is limitless and there is no doubt that with an injection of love and vision, this home has a very bright future!

“WINTER MOON” | POTENTIAL FOR DUAL-LIVING OR A PERFECT AIRBNB, ONLY 10 MINUTES’ WALK TO THE BEACH - Capturing the essence of the relaxed lifestyle that Somers is renowned for, this substantial residence is a perfect example of flexible family living on approximately 1,200sqm.

Set on approximately 600sqm with potential to renovate or develop (S.T.C.A.). Two bedrooms; one with built-in-robes. n Lounge, dining and sunroom. n Combined laundry and bathroom. n Double carport and side access to the rear yard and storage shed.

Three bedrooms with built-in-robes, master bedroom also offers an ensuite. Functional floorplan creates distinct zones for eating, relaxing and cooking. n Well-equipped kitchen with electric cooking and extensive bench space. n Ceiling fans, a wood heater and ducted heating throughout. n Downstairs bathroom, rumpus room and recreation room. n Double garage attached to the main house with rear access to the large yard.





For Sale: By Expression Of Interest closing Wednesday 15th August at 4:00pm Inspect: By Appointment







For Sale: $880,000 - $920,000



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Mount Martha 17 Hutson Way Home on Hutson

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Single level home conveniently located in Mount Martha Master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, and BIR’s in other bedrooms Open plan living and dining, & undercover alfresco dining Other features include ducted gas heating, split system air con and double garage with internal access Low maintenance block close to schools, parks & public transport

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

For Sale $640,000-$680,000

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Mount Martha 29 Settlers Way An Opportunity Not to be Missed

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This affordable home will be sure to appeal to investors, downsizers or first home buyers Neat, single level 3 bedroom home - master with ensuite & WIR, plus study or 4th bedroom & living room Functional kitchen with gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher & dining or family room Also features ducted heating, split system air con, low maintenance garden & single garage Currently tenanted until March, 2019

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

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Balnarring Beach 9 Fethers Road ‘Lay Ploom’ Built in the late 1920’s for the Fethers family, ‘Lay Ploom’ has been loved and lived in by five generations of the same family. The home has hosted family beach holidays, quiet romantic weekends and numerous celebrations for over 80 years. It’s now time for another family to enjoy everything that this wonderful position has to offer. This sought after secluded location is adjacent to creek reserve. A rear laneway (ROW) provides easy access to the beach and yacht club, while the local cafe is only a few minutes stroll away.

Auction Saturday 18th August at 12.00pm

John Hanna 0408 374 334

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Bittern Lots 1 & 2 Booker Rise Expressions of Interest - Closing 10th August, 2018 at 5.00pm • • • • •

Blue chip investment - develop now or land bank for the future Two allotments being offered individually or as a whole Lot 1 - 7257m2 approx & Lot 2 - 6109m2 approx Located adjacent to Lifestyle Communities Bittern Varied uses (STCA)

Bruce Goddard 0408 316 701

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Hospitality at its best WE have all heard the expression “hospital food” and more often than not, it is not complimentary. At St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital, they pride themselves on their catering services and believe eating well and enjoying high quality food is an important part of the healing process for their rehabilitation patients. All food is prepared and cooked onsite with fresh produce delivered daily to ensure all meals are of the highest quality. The head Chef and Dietitians collaborate to provide menu options that are not only delicious but also cater for patients individual preferences such as vegetarian and gluten free as well as special diets for patients with specific needs, e.g. soft and bite sized or smooth puree. The menu offers a wide variety of foods that patients can select on a daily basis. Onsite Dietitians can provide assistance with menu selections as required. The Catering department comprises a team of 20 caregivers, each of whom take pride in the preparation, cooking, delivery of meals and overall patient experience. Patients are given the opportunity to provide feedback about the menu. The most recent survey showed 94.5% of patients rated the quality of the food as being either excellent or very good. Here are a few comments from patients: • “Fantastic variety. Kitchen staff

exceptionally helpful”. • “Nothing was any trouble, if you needed something it was provided with a smile”. • “All food is generally very good. All kitchen staff should be congratulated for their kindness and generosity”. • “Been in a few hospitals in my life but this is No. 1 for catering care. All excellent”. The hospital recently completed a $9.7million refurbishment, which included the addition of their new café – Café La Ventana (Ventana is Spanish for window). The café is perfectly located in the main foyer and provides a relaxing ambient space for patients, relatives and visitors to enjoy. All are welcome and the friendly Baristas are only too willing to make you a coffee or tea and assist you with choosing from the wide variety of hot food, sandwiches and daily cake/ slice choices. For more information about their facilities, services or programs 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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Ultimate Boutique Dentistry FOR over 30 years, Dr John Albery has been putting smiles on the faces of clients across the Mornington Peninsula, and continues with his boutique clinic, Dental Studio 2-Twenty. * of professional “With a combination experience and the latest technology, we pride ourselves on providing each and every one of our customers with excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry,” says Dr Albery. “With very ist diatr powe few exceptions, emcan handle all ffer to d e o n tio to re of your *Men cdental nsult needs in-house. That at o means you won’t have to waste time waiting and travelling for a referral. Instead, we provide everything you need in our modern practice and at an affordable price.” Dr Albery opened Dental Studio 2-Twenty three years ago, to offer the unique boutique dental service to the peninsula. “I started working as a dentist back in 1982 in Frankston and have always worked on the Mornington Peninsula. In 2007 I packed up and went to Ceduna on the Nullarbor Plain to work in aboriginal communities,” says Dr Albery, who ended up staying there for four years. “I helped to set up a government clinic there and then came back to Mornington where I have opened my new practice, after encouragement by friends and relatives.”

Dental Studio 2-Twenty offers a boutique dental experience, with the latest technology, a brand new surgery, state of the art equipment, and the bonus of three decades of experience treating people. Dr Albery has undertaken advanced training in crown, bridge and implants dentistry, and completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in Myofascial Acupuncture. He is a founding member of the Australian Society of Dental Aesthetics a founding trusted and experts . proven solutions member of the Peninsula Headache Clinic. MT. ELIZA . ROSEBUD . MOORABBIN . BERWICK “As a professional team, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, as well as our expertise and state of the art dental technology. When you come to Dental Studio 2-Twenty, you don’t just get the very best in restorative and cosmetic dentistry – you get friendly service, personalised to suit your needs and budget,” says Dr Albery. Dental Studio 2-Twenty is a practice focused on advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and we can help with everything from restoring worn and broken down teeth to replacing missing teeth with dentures, crowns, bridges or dental implants. Dental Studio 2-Twenty is at 2-20 Bruce Street, Mornington. Phone 5973 6611.


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WITH the cold weather well and truly upon us painful joints, old injuries and arthritic conditions can certainly become more troubling and interfere with our daily activities. But what can you do about them? Well, until recently the only options have been to put up with them, rest for extended periods, refrain from activities, resort to medications or in severe cases undergo surgery. BUT now thanks to the latest research and advances in medical science, along with experts such as those at Foot & Leg Pain Clinics in Melbourne, lower limb pain from injuries, arthritis and degenerative concerns could be a thing of the past! Foot & Leg Pain Clinics have developed a clinically proven system to assist people with common musculoskeletal and degenerative conditions such as: foot, ankle, knee and hip pain, injuries new and old, tissue degeneration, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other soft tissue conditions. By combining the latest natural regenerative treatments, with load management strategies, targeted strengthening and conditioning and nutritional advice – the clinics have been able to help patients to alleviate pain, improve mobility and re-engage in activities.

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Health care that cares OUR patients matter to us at Atticus Health and we want you to feel that throughout each aspect of your experience, from how you feel walking through the door and being greeted at reception, to that relaxed feeling when you sit down with your doctor, who remembers your name and history, listens to your concerns, and helps you find an appropriate health care solution that suits your needs and lifestyle. We want you to experience the Atticus Health passion, for health and wellbeing. Too many times, patients can feel like another number, rushed in and rushed out. We genuinely care here at Atticus, and we want our patients to see and feel that. There are patients that view a visit to the doctor as another time consuming errand on a to-do list, and there are patients that arrive early to their appointment to have a catch-up with the staff at reception. Whatever a visit to the doctor means to you, we are here to ensure you are receiving a high quality standard of health care, alongside the genuine care we provide.

We love the catch-ups and we love those rushing in and rushing out. We are part of the local community and we are here to help you, to suit your needs and those of the community. This mind-set made us want to provide more flexibility for our patients and our community, leading to the increase of our operating hours for our Hastings location, as no one should have to worry about not being able to see their doctor We are now open Monday to Friday, from 7am to 11pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 8pm. Community health care is not a 9-5 weekday event that takes holidays. You can be sick and need health care at any time, through any point of the week and we want to be there to help. It is our vision to assist in providing the local community with what really matters. So come visit us at Hastings, have a chat with our staff, get to know our doctors, take a walk around the flower beds, use the gym, play in the cubby house and experience what it means to be an Atticus patient. Patients Matter: New extended hours at the Atticus Health’s Hastings clinic.

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ROSE TATTOO - ROCK N ROLL OUTLAW - 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ‘ROCK N’ Roll Outlaw’, was recorded at the famed rock ‘n’ roll Alberts studios, produced by the legendary team, Vanda & Young and, released through Albert, Repertoire Records in late 1978. The band’s debut

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TRIPLE THE ENTERTAINMENT AT RUSSIAN BALLET FOLLOWING on from their outstanding performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This stunning programme performed in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. A Russian Triple Bill will be presented for the first time to Australian audiences. This impressive and diverse programme consists of the fairy tale spectacular of Princess Aurora’s wedding from Sleeping Beauty in Act 1, the romantic Les Sylphides in Act 2 and the electrifying Carmen in Act 3. Act one is from Sleeping Beauty. A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all. Act two is from Le Sylphide, a short ballet in one act about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman. Act three is from Carmen, the story of a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will be at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday 19 September. Bookings: (03) 9784 1060 or online at


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Big Win for locals at Caulfield Races Compiled by Boronica King QUITE a number of Frankston, Somerville and Mornington residents were present at the Caulfield races on Saturday last, and we hear some locals had a very profitable day, winning good sums of money. *** THE executive offices of the recently re-formed Frankston Progress Society on Friday evening last, and attended to preliminary business. The society has elected patrons for the current year. *** ON Sunday next, August 11th, Communion services will be conducted by Rev N. Webster, in the Mechanics’ Institute, Frankston, at 11am, at Somerville 3pm, and at Baxter at 7pm. *** THE following is the balance sheet of the Reynold’s memorial: Receipts - Collections, £5 10s, Expenditure Wreath, £5 Freight, 2s 5d Printing, 2s 6d; incidental expenses, 5s 1d. Total £5 10s. Audited and found correct,Mark Brody. *** ON Wednesday next, August 14th, Messrs Coghill and Haughton will offer for sale, on the property, Mitchell Street, Seaford, a seaside bungalow, situated on land 50ft x 139ft. Furniture. etc will also be offered. Full particulars appear in our advertising columns. *** MR James Grice of ‘Moondah’ received word on Monday that his son, Capt Geoffrey Grice, had been

awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field. Capt Grice tried to enlist in Melbourne but was rejected. He then took is passage to London and offered his services and was accepted and passed into the British Army. He is at present with the Headquarters Artillery. *** TENDERS invited for Excavation of Waterhole. Specifications may be inspected at Mr C. Murray’s Store, Somerville, returnable August 10th. Five per cent deposit with each tender. - S. S. Gault, Somerville. *** THE concert to be given in Frankston on Saturday evening, August 17th, in aid of the funds of the Frankston Red Cross society promises to be one of the very best concerts given in Frankston. Fourteen talented artists will appear and Miss Florence M. Russell will present Myers Entertainers Costume Comedy Company, under the auspices of the local concert committee. *** APPRECIATION that the Australian soldier fighting, in France appreciates nothing more than the receipt of Australian “smokes” is shown by the following letter, written by Captain Lillie, who is in command of C Company of the 5th Battalion. The cigarettes in question were sent through the Overseas club, who bear all the expense - except the actual cost - of the tobacco provided: - In the Field 12th June, 1918. Editor “Standard” - Dear Sir.- Yesterday a case containing 150 tins of cigarettes from the Overseas Club, London, arrived

for distribution among my company. The post cards attatched to the tins show that about 100 of them were subscribed by the Mornington Branch of the Southern Cross Tobacco Fund. On behalf of the officers N.C.O’s and men of C Company, I wish to express our appreciation of the generosity and patriotism of the citizens of Mornington who suscribed for these pifs. Lately we have been kept rather busy in the “forward area” and consequently have not been able to keep in close touch with the canteens. This, of course, hampered somewhat our cigarette supply but now it is replenished. I have signed the acknowledging cards with my signture, and this will signify to the donors the unit that received their gift. Again thanking those who remembered us,- I am, etc. *** LOST - Blue Silk Scarf, Melbourne Road. Reward - Apply this Office. *** WANTED, Good Home, Frankston, for Aged Man - About £1 weekly. Wm. Crawford, Murrumbeena. *** THE Cranbourne Road footpath: Busy Bee had a successful working Bee on Saturday afternoon, July 20th. The work of making good the hill opposite Mr S. Oliver’s property was listed on the programme, and some fine work was done to this very bad spot. Those assisting included Cr Oates, Messrs Goodwin senr., S. Oliver, W. H. Prosser, S. Lawrey, A Bailey, A. Hague, P. Roadley, F. S. Bell and F. H. Wells. During the afternoon Mrs S. Oliver kindly provided refreshments,

and after justice had been done to this part of the programme, work was resumed and continued until 5.30pm. On Saturday, July 27th, another Bee was held. The work for that afternoon was the building of a footbridge over the drain alongside Mr Goodwin’s residence. The old bridge was too narrow and too low and during the winter months was half its time under water. Both ends of the bridge had to be filled up, which took about 50 yards of filling. The workers went in two gangs, one lot bridge building, and the other lot on the shovels, which kept the two drays busy, and after five hours of solid toil, that portion of the work was completed. There were present Cr Oates, Messrs Goodwin, S. Oliver, F. S. Bell, T. Lawrey, W. H. Prosser, J. Brant, A. Hague, B. Scarborough, F. H Wells. At 3 o’clock Mrs Goodwin senr, and Mrs Bell arrived with afternoon tea. The best thanks of the workers are extended to the ladies who have provided afternoon teas since the work started. Working Bees will be held every Saturday afternoon till the work is completed. *** ABOUT another - make it pass, before you speak, three gates of gold, three narrow gates - first, “Is it true ?” Then “Is it needful ?” - in your mind give truthful answer; and the next, if you are tempted to reveal a tale to you someone has told, is last and narrowest, “Is it kind ?” and if, to reach your lips at last, it passes through these gateways three then you may tell the tale, nor fear what the result of speech

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*** CR Turner drew attention to a washaway on Hodgin’s Road, and moved that Engineers take steps to divert and procure. easement. - Cr Unthank, seconded. - Cr Hodgins thought the water should be cut off at the corner. He was opposed to putting in more culverts. Cr Turner said that cutting off the water at the corner was not enough. - Cr Watt moved as an amendment that the matter be left in hands of Engineer. Cr Hodgins seconded.- Carried. Cr Turner said Boe’s bridge had not yet been attended to. He moved that it be done as soon as possible; also washaway on Tyabb Road. Cr. Unthank seconded.- Carried. Cr Longmuir asked the Engineer to attend to scouring on Watt’s Road. *** ARRANGEMENTS for the Japanese fair, in aid of the Comforts fund and Red Cross society at Somerville, on August 16th and 17th are going well forward. Tickets for the queen competition are selling freely, each set of backers being determined that their queen shall head the poll. Great interest is being taken in the visit to Somerville of our returned new member, Captain Bruce, M.C., M.H.R., and parties are being made up from the surrounding districts to give him a very cordial reception. The leading men of the district have also promised to be present. Captain Bruce will open the fair at 8 p.m. Friday, August 16th. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 10 August 1918

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When A Meter Has Your Measure – Tales from the Hipster Zone By Stuart McCullough PARKING. It’s my nemesis. My archenemy. The Moriarty to my Sherlock. The Lex Luther to my Superman. The Torvill to my Dean. We simply don’t get on. And whilst I despise car parking generally, I am especially averse to parking anywhere in the immediate north of the city. Especially Fitzroy, where the hipsters roam and beard wax is in plentiful supply. In Fitzroy, they treat parking like something requiring punishment and go out of their way to make it as difficult as possible. I was heading to Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. For those unfamiliar with it, Gertrude Street is deep within Melbourne’s hipster hinterland. Rivers of almond milk run freely and it rains irony in Gertrude Street. You can’t turn around without tripping over quinoa or being attacked by a herd of wild tofu. Despite the dangers, I had the best of reasons for going there. I was meeting up with some friends I hadn’t seen in ages for lunch. Naturally, I prepared as best I could. I looked up the route and calculated approximate travel times, taking into account whether or not there was football at the MCG (there wasn’t). I programmed my destination into the GPS and prepared a small backpack with supplies; including matches, a raincoat and a flare gun before setting off. Melbourne really is a city of two halves. Your allegiance is either to the south or north of the river. Crossing the Yarra is like entering another country, full of strange customs and, if not another language, then certainly another accent where young people strangle their vowels as if consuming

an especially large lozenge. Surprisingly, Punt Road didn’t give me any trouble. To be safe, I kept the doors locked and remained vigilant at traffic lights, lest someone should launch themselves across the bonnet and attempt to clean my windscreen. I made it to Gertrude Street at the exact time the computer had told me I would. All I needed to do was find somewhere to park the car before going to lunch. I should have known that trying to find a place to park in Fitzroy was tempting fate. Fool that I am, I began the diligent process of crawling along various side streets. There were of course, no available car parks. Actually, that’s not quite true – there were plenty of car parks,

it’s that they were only available to residents; meaning that if I took one, I was at risk of being captured by angry locals, dragged to the town square and held in stocks before being pelted with organically grown fruit. I kept driving, without success. By this point, I wondered whether it might’ve been quicker to have walked from home as I was no longer in the postcode in which I’d started. Eventually, I found somewhere to park that was a phenomenal distance from my ultimate destination. Lucky I had my emergency supplies. All I needed to do was buy a ticket but, even on a Sunday, street parking in Fitzroy is four dollars an hour. That’s some heavy-duty coinage, right

there, so I thought I’d try to pay by credit card. I stared at the machine. The machine stared back. It told me that I could only use a credit card if I downloaded an app. There was little choice. I went to the app store. I downloaded the app. I then followed the prompts as it pressed me to tell my entire life story. Finally, I pushed a button to trigger a confirmation email with my password. Only the email didn’t arrive. I was snookered. I emptied my pockets. I checked behind the seats and the glove box. I scoured the footpath. In short, I did everything I could to scrounge up every coin available to me. Holding them in my hand like metallic magic beans, I started to feed the meter.

Coin after coin after coin, they landed with a jangle. Then, without warning, all the coins came flooding back out again, leaving me without a ticket. Surely, I reasoned, this was an error? Once again, I patiently deposited the coins and, once more, the machine spat out the coins. On the third time, I noticed a message on the screen –‘use fewer coins’. This, I thought, was an outrage. It’s bad enough they’re charging an exorbitant amount. To criticise my legitimate use of legal tender was beyond the pale ale. Clearly, they’d decided to make the act of buying a parking ticket as difficult as possible. Once again, I fed the coins into the machine to work out the maximum amount I could use before they all came out again. After several trial runs, I had it all figured out and got a ticket. This gave me one hour and forty-five minutes of parking time, which was roughly how long it was going to take me to walk back to Gertrude Street. I set of a flare to celebrate. I must have been a sight when I entered the hotel. Windblown, sunburned and crawling on my hands and knees, I made sure to drop breadcrumbs in order to find my way back again. Luckily, lunch made it worth the while. Amazingly, I managed to find my way back to the car later that day. As I pulled out of the parking spot, I felt lighter for having survived an encounter with a parking meter in Fitzroy. Although it’s possible I felt lighter simply because I no longer had eight dollars in coins clogging up my wallet.

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Pines pump sluggish Stonecats DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn PINES have continued their impressive run of form with a dominant victory over Frankston YCW on Saturday. The Stonecats travelled to Pines’ Eric Bell Reserve in fifth place, having corrected the course of their season with two consecutive wins. Pines entered the contest on a three match winning streak, with a victory last week over Sorrento being the most impressive among them. Although the game had all the makings of classic contest, Pines killed their opponents off quickly, racing away to a 33 point lead at the quarter time break. In blustery conditions, YCW struggled badly against a Pines side who are known to punish teams on the scoreboard. By half time, the Stonecats had only kicked one goal and ten behinds. Another goalless quarter saw the Stonecats go into the final term down by 52 points, and while they would hold Pines scoreless in the final term, it was too little too late. With another loss on the board with just two games left to play, Frankston YCW are left just barely hanging onto their finals spot, as they went down to Pines 10.10 (70) to 3.19 (37). The result effectively secured Pines’ place inside the top five. Bonbeach were also fighting to keep their finals hopes alive this weekend, as they took on Mornington in a must win match at Bonbeach Recreation Reserve.

The Sharks raced out to a comfortable lead over the Bulldogs in the first half, and maintained control of the contest throughout. Mornington could do nothing to stop a rampaging Trent Dennis-Lane, who piled on a stunning nine goals in a best on ground performance for Bonbeach. Dennis-Lane’s haul proved the difference, as Bonbeach put themselves within two points of a finals place with a 16.13 (109) to 9.12 (66) win. With YCW falling and Bonbeach still

a little bit further behind, the weekend presented the perfect opportunity for the Frankston Bombers to snatch back their place inside the top five if they could beat Edithvale-Aspendale. The Bombers kicked with a strong breeze in the first term, but it proved to be a frustrating start to the contest for the finals contender. They went into the first break with a five point lead, but had kicked inaccurately. The Bombers’ cause was also hurt by a nasty injury, after Brian O’Carroll

was knocked out cold in an accidental collision and transported from the ground in an ambulance. O’Carroll has since been released from hospital. Kicking with the wind, Edi-Asp went on to take control of the contest. The Bombers stayed in touch but ultimately were let down by their number of turnovers going forward. Edi-Asp were helped by a five goal performance from Tom Lamb, who was making a one off appearance for the club after playing the majority of the year in the VFL with Sandringham. Although the Bombers were competitive, ultimately Edi-Asp prevailed to claim the four points and stay in touch with first place on the ladder with a 13.13 (91) to 8.14 (62) win. Edi-Asp coach Graeme Yeats said after the game that the win was an important one. “It was a really important win today, and in the context of what’s happening inside the top five it was also an important game for them. They were striving to get back in the top five, and they’re a really strong team with a lot of talent so we knew that we were in for a strong challenge,” he said. “We wanted our players to be ready for them to be aggressive and strong around the ball. They were strong, but we were able to play the game on our terms. We executed the game plan well. “We play Mt Eliza next week and the loser will be vulnerable with Pines pushing up, they pose a threat. We’ve got to keep focused and do whatever we can to be better for next week.”

eventually claimed an emphatic win 11.14 (80) to 8.6 (54). At Glover Reserve, 11th placed Tyabb were also looking to continue a decent run of form by travelling to take on Devon Meadows. Despite going into the contest as underdogs, Tyabb got off to a fast start and held the Panthers goalless in the first term. Devon Meadows battled hard to work their way back into contention, but ultimately their poor kicking was letting them down. By the time the siren blew for half time, the Panthers had kicked a shocking two goals and twelve behinds. After the main break the Panthers looked a reinvigorated side, as they finally began hitting the scoreboard and claimed a three point lead going into the final term. Against the odds, the Yabbies fought back, and held on to claim a hard fought eight point win over Devon Meadows. The final score read 7.18 (60) to 10.8 (68). Around the grounds, Crib Point hosted Dromana in what would turn out to be a miserable afternoon for the Magpies. Crib Point were little chance against a Dromana side who has been dominant for the most part of the year, with the lead at half time standing at a whopping 98 points in the Tigers’ favour. Things didn’t get much better after the main break either, with the final margin standing at 175 points. Eight goal hauls from Sam Fowler and Ethan Johnstone helped Dromana secure the most comfortable of victo-

ries 2.5 (17) to 28.24 (192). Two of the top five sides also faced off this weekend in an important match, as Karingal battled Chelsea in a clash to determine who would go into the final round of the year in third place. Karingal got off to a difficult start in front of their home crowd, failing to register a goal in their first term. Although they would look a little better after the first break, the Bulls struggled to keep up with an impressive Chelsea outfit. The Seagulls worked hard to maintain their lead throughout the afternoon, as they kept Karingal comfortably out of reach. Despite winning the final quarter, Karingal couldn’t do enough to chip back a big lead, and they eventually fell to Chelsea 7.14 (56) to 13.8 (86). Reid Crowe continued a good run of form with a best on ground performance for the Seagulls, while teammates Todd Gardiner and Jack Francis were also instrumental. The final match of the round saw Pearcedale take on Rye in a dead rubber match at Pearcedale Recreation Reserve. Despite having nothing to play for, both sides battled hard throughout the game. The lead stood at just one point at the three-quarter time break, with Pearcedale just ahead. Although the game looked set to go down to the wire, Pearcedale kicked away in the final term to secure a gritty win 10.15 (75) to 6.12 (48). Luke Daniel was best player afield for Pearcedale, kicking three goals in an impressive performance.

Seagulls fly high: Chelsea claimed third on the ladder with a win over Karingal. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Pines needle YCW: Frankston Pines defeated Frankston YCW by 33 points. Picture: Andrew Hurst

To keep their finals hopes alive, the Bombers will likely need to win next weekend against Sorrento at David Macfarlane Reserve. Sorrento maintained their spot on top of the ladder by grinding out a tough win over bottom placed Seaford on Saturday. Up against a side with only one win to their name this season, Sorrento made the decision to leave out a number of key names in Chris Dawes, Daniel Grant, and Troy Schwarze. Sorrento again got off to a slow start, as the Tigers raced out to a shock 19 point lead at the quarter time break. After the first break, the Sharks quickly got back on track with a six goals to one second quarter, as they claimed a 19 point lead of their own going into the second half. While Seaford battled bravely to stay in the contest, the class and strength of Sorrento was just too much for them. The result saw Sorrento maintain their spot on top of the ladder, as they claimed a 11.10 (76) to 16.12 (108) win. The final game of the weekend in Division One saw Mt Eliza secure their finals spot with a big win over Rosebud. The Redlegs got off to a red hot start, and took a whopping 65 point lead into the half time break. While Rosebud fought hard to restore some respectability, they ultimately couldn’t get close to Mt Eliza, as the score eventually finished 6.5 (41) to 19.12 (126) in the Redlegs’ favor.

Kangaroos snatch a finals spot DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn LANGWARRIN have remarkably snuck into the top five with just one round left to play after beating Somerville to claim their third consecutive win. Both sides started slowly in a scrappy first term, but a stunning eight goals to one second quarter saw Langwarrin claim complete control. Somerville could do little to work their way back into the contest, and ultimately fell short as the Kangaroos claimed a vital 15.7 (97) to 10.15 (75) win. Sitting a couple of games behind Hastings a few weeks ago, Langwarrin’s finals chances looked slim at best. They now sit clear inside the top five by two points, with their finals destiny in their own hands. They play Pearcedale at home next weekend. The win caps off a great week for the Kangaroos, who also announced they had resigned co-coaches Blake McCormack and Josh Beard for the next two seasons. Langwarrin were able to claim a spot inside the top five after Hastings suffered a defeat at the hands of Red Hill at Red Hill Recreation Reserve. Although Hastings got off to a strong start and led at the half time break, Red Hill quickly wrestled back control and showed why they are a team to be reckoned with this season. With Red Hill looking to bounce back from their loss last week to Dromana, their first loss in over a month, they were ruthless in the second half and

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Macleod: ‘Hardest season of my career’ SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie GUS Macleod has come through the toughest test of his coaching career by steering Langwarrin to NPL2 safety. The veteran gaffer is in his 20th season at Lawton Park and has enjoyed league titles and multiple promotions highlighted by the 2017 State 1 SouthEast title which was Langy’s ticket to the NPL. “I’ve felt the weight of the club’s expectations on my shoulders and it would have been a disaster for us if we’d have been relegated in our first season in the NPL,” Macleod said. “This has been the hardest season of my coaching career and I’ll sit down with the club at the end of the year and decide where we go from here.” Langy’s 2-1 away victory the previous week over Whittlesea Ranges secured its NPL place for 2019 so Saturday’s 3-2 home loss to Sunshine George Cross was no major setback. In what turned out to be a goalfest a quick one-two between Langy midfielders Paul Speed and Mehdi Sarwari in the opening minute saw the latter send Johnny Kuol clear and Langy led 1-0. It took until the 71st minute for the visitors to equalise but for George Cross fans it was worth the wait as a superb curling free-kick from Jungho Kim made it 1-1. Then an attempted cross from Karl Baricevic on the left wing in the 78th minute looped over Langy keeper Robbie Acs and Georgies were ahead. Kuol equalised from close range in the 85th minute breaking onto a great through ball from central defender Lloyd Clothier but Ben Mammone nabbed the winner a couple of minutes later with a good finish from 10 metres. One of the highlights of Langy’s season has been the consistency of Scottish recruit Andy McLean and the former Berwick Rangers defender is a leading candidate for player of the year honours. “I wish I had another dozen like him,” Macleod said. “He travels all the way from St Kilda and he never complains or answers you back and he’s just happy to play wherever you select him. “He’s a gem.” In NPLW news US import Michaela Dooley made an impressive debut in Southern United’s 2-0 loss against Box Hill United at Wembley Park on Saturday. Just when it looked as if Southern had secured a point Box Hill scored in the 89th and 91st minutes.

Handy Andy: Versatile Langwarrin star Andy McLean has had an excellent debut season in the NPL. Picture: John Punshon

Southern’s under-12s continued their impressive debut season with a 5-0 win thanks to goals from Emilia Ingles (2), Rhiannon Kelleher, Chiara Renzella and Leah Plavljanic. Southern’s under-14s stayed on track for another title by winning 5-0 with goals from Rhys McKenna (2), Erica-Derrick Sarfo-Sarpong, Macey Butler and Candy Kilderry. Second-placed Calder United lost ground in the championship race by drawing 1-1 at home to South Melbourne which gives Southern a five point buffer with four games remaining. The under-16s lost 3-0 and the under-19s lost 4-0. In State 1 South-East news Mornington had a bye after the withdrawal from competition of Morwell Pegasus late last week. Morwell has struggled to field senior and reserve teams for some time and senior coach Carlos Retre has recommended to the committee that it reenters the local competition for next season and appoints a local coach. Warragul is now the only Gippsland side in State 1 and carries the hopes of FFV which is known to be keen to establish an NPL presence in the region. In State 2 South-East news Frankston Pines lost 1-0 away to Berwick City on Saturday while Peninsula Strikers were preparing to take on North Caulfield at Caulfield Park on Sunday as we went to print. The decisive moment in the Pines’




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game came in the 20th minute and a near post header from Jarod Blackbourn settled the issue. Pines’ best chance in the second half fell to CJ Hodgson but he blew a oneon-one by shooting straight at Berwick keeper Christian Morales. Five minutes later Ben Millward blazed his strike over the bar in a scrappy contest in which both sides struggled to fashion many chances. In State 3 South-East news Skye remained in the promotion race thanks to a 1-0 home win over Collingwood City last weekend. Caleb Nicholes scored the decider in the 38th minute after holding off two defenders before finishing well from the left of the area. It was a dour struggle for the most part and Skye’s best was keeper Jonathan Crook. Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United remains locked in a relegation battle after losing 4-0 away to promotion candidate Monbulk Rangers on Friday night. This contest was over by half-time thanks to a hat-trick from Orien Hummennyi-Jameson and a simple tap-in by Cameron Poynter. Seaford’s dismal night got worse in the 87th minute when a Matty Schwellinger challenge earned a straight red. Baxter is clinging to its State 4 South status by a fingernail and remains at the foot of the table after a 2-2 home draw against Sandringham


City last Saturday. Baxter was leading 2-1 until a long punt downfield by Sandringham keeper Adam Chesterton was allowed to bounce over the heads of a bamboozled Baxter defence and teenage Sandy winger Ben Harris nipped in to neatly guide the ball past advancing Baxter keeper James Foster in the 88th minute for the equaliser. The sides were locked at 1-1 at halftime and both goals were absolute crackers. Sandy striker Bailey Nievaart mistimed an attempted volley in the 27th minute but when the ball bounced back up he made no mistake a second time sending it like a tracer bullet past Foster from 20 metres. A minute later Stuart McKenzie was the only player inside the box to attack the ball with intent from a corner sending a powerful header past Chesterton for the equaliser. Substitute Dan Disseldorp stroked the ball home from point blank range in the 60th minute following good work on the left of the area from Baxter’s most dangerous player Ben Meiklem and just when the home side thought that it had secured all three points it paid dearly for a late defensive brain fade. In State 5 South news Somerville Eagles are locked in a five-way tussle for promotion after Saturday’s 0-0 home draw with fellow contender Lyndale United. Saturday’s clash featured some thun-

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derous tackles and plenty of needle. Apart from looking dangerous from numerous set pieces and long throws Lyndale found it hard to muster a clear-cut chance in open play. And the visitors can thank their lucky stars that the assistant referee saw an offside against Joel Wade that no one else did to deny Somerville from taking the lead in the 25th minute. Lyndale goalkeeper Danny Pehar pulled off two blinding saves, one in each half, to deny Somerville playercoach Dave Greening. With less than five minutes to go a clever pass from Damian Finnegan found Greening who took a stunning first touch between two defenders only to be denied by a remarkable save by Pehar. “Before the game with so many players missing we probably would have taken a point but on the balance of chances we probably should of won,” Greening said after the match. “We knew we were in for a battle today and there were no passengers out there. It really was blood and thunder stuff, so credit to our boys for matching them and standing up to the physical challenge.” The result allowed Old Mentonians to jump to the top of the State 5 South ladder after their 3-1 win over Aspendale at Jack Grut Reserve on Saturday. A Marcus Spivey goal in the 18th minute gave the visitors the lead but a long-range strike from Dominic Paul in the 54th minute made it 1-1. A superb solo effort from James Bingham restored the visitors’ lead seven minutes later. Young midfielder Claudio Barracos had only recently joined Aspendale and had to be replaced with what looks like a season-ending knee injury and Cameron Ironside completed the scoreline in the 86th minute. Next weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Murray Utd v Langwarrin (La Trobe Uni, AlburyWodonga), Warragul Utd v Mornington (Baxter Park, Warragul), Frankston Pines v Mooroolbark (Monterey Reserve), Peninsula Strikers v Doveton (Centenary Park), Seaford Utd v Boroondara-Carey Eagles (North Seaford Reserve), Bayside Argonauts v Skye Utd (Shipston Reserve), Harrisfield Hurricanes v Baxter (W.J. Turner Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Knox Utd (Tyabb Central Recreation Reserve), White Star Dandenong v Aspendale (Greaves Reserve). SATURDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Heidelberg Utd (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).

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Nick Jewell returns to Rosebud FOOTBALL

By Brodie Cowburn ROSEBUD Football Club have announced the return of Nick Jewell to the position of senior coach for the 2019 season. Rosebud president Lachie White said that the decision to appoint Rosebud’s 2015 premiership coach was a simple one after his senior players urged that Jewell be considered. “The players pretty much came to us to recommend him. That was mainly led by the older guys that had been coached by him previously, and it all came about after Adrian had given his notice. Straight away on social media everyone chats among themselves and pretty much as soon as Adrian stepped down, people got talking about this appointment pretty swiftly,” he said. “We put the coaching applications out there, and the players who were there for our 2015 premiership knew Nick was looking for another coaching job, and he’d had quite a few interviews lined up. At the end of the day we were the lucky ones, and we’re feeling really good about it.” Jewell has signed a two year deal, which will see him coach through until the end of the 2020 season. “We had about five candidates lined up, but some of them couldn’t get down to the peninsula

in the time frame we were looking for. The bottom line is we had to act quickly, so that’s in a nutshell how it panned out,” White said. The decision comes after current head coach Adrian McBean recently announced his intention to step down at the conclusion of the current season. Under McBean’s guidance, Rosebud made the Preliminary Final in 2017, but have struggled this year and currently sit in eighth place on the Division One ladder. “There’s no ill feeling between us and Adrian. He’s given his notice and he’ll be moving on at the end of the season. We’ve got our last home game this week so we’re trying to make this special for both Adrian and our reserves coach Luke Farrelly who is also stepping down,” White said. Jewell last coached Rosebud in 2015, before resigning from the position following his side’s Grand Final win. He went on to coach Sorrento during 2017 before stepping down from that role before their Grand Final victory at the end of the year. Jewell most recently coached Seymour Football Club in the Goulburn Valley League at the beginning of the year, but resigned that position after Round 2 citing family and business commitments. Nick is the son of 1980 Richmond premiership coach Tony Jewell.

Cranbourne set sights on MPNFL FOOTBALL

By Brodie Cowburn FOLLOWING months of speculation, the Cranbourne Football Club have officially submitted their application to join the MPNFL. AFL South East received the club’s application on Wednesday 1 August, and will now place the fate of the Cranbourne Football Club in the hands of the existing MPNFL teams. The 22 clubs currently occupying the MPNFL’s two divisions will hold a vote at a general meeting at the end of August to determine if Cranbourne should be granted entry into the league. Cranbourne President Gerry Kelly said he had spoken to club presidents already, and felt that his side had a strong chance of being admitted into the league. “I think the feeling among the other MPNFL presidents is good. I think a lot of them want a third division at some point so that clubs in second division can be more competitive, and I think Cranbourne Football Club will really be able to add something,” he said. Cranbourne hopes to be admitted straight into Division One, but are willing to play

their way up from Division Two if necessary. Kelly also said that he felt the league was the right fit “geographically” for the Cranbourne Football Club. “We see ourselves as the edge of the Mornington Peninsula, that’s the main reason we’re looking to join the MPNFL. Another reason is we just want to be a part of a great, even competition. What we’ve got now in the SEFNL is a few big powerful clubs, and others we know we’re going to beat every time. After a long time of that happening, it’s not appealing for us anymore,” he said. “Even though the Division One in the MPNFL is very strong at the moment, I think Cranbourne Football Club would fit in well there and add a different dynamic.” Cranbourne currently play in the SEFNL, which will be disbanding after the conclusion of this season. Six SEFNL clubs recently had their move to the Yarra Ranges competition for 2019 approved, and with that process already moving forward it is looking increasingly likely the MPNFL is Cranbourne’s last resort. The club recently made headlines when star goal kicker Marc Holt booted his 1000th club goal. Cranbourne is looking to re-sign Holt so that he can help their MPNFL charge next season.

Nichols’ Star ready to return in preparation for spring SHANE Nichols’ sole Group 1 winning mare, I Am A Star, is set to return to the races this Saturday 11 August, as she gears up for the fastapproaching Spring racing carnival. The quality mare missed the Autumn carnival due to minor injuries and hasn’t raced since November last year, but Nichols is confident she can get back to her best this campaign when she kicks off in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington. “She’s a bit limited in what we can target as she’s probably a bit behind the boys at Group 1 weight-for-age level, but when she’s at level weights against the girls she can be quite dominant,” Nichols said. The Mornington-based trainer, who broke through for a maiden Group 1 victory in the 2016 Myer Classic with I Am A Star, said he has been very happy with the way she has come back after minor setbacks from her spring campaign last year. “We had some issues in the autumn where she just didn’t come up,” he said. “She developed a splint, and she had a little bit of an issue with her feet, so we elected to give her a

longer break so she can have some time to get over those problems.” I Am A Star trialled at Pakenham on Wednesday 25 July before having two more jump outs at Mornington and Cranbourne in preparation for her return. “I thought her jump out at Pakenham was very good where we wanted to ride her very conservatively,” Nichols said. “She returned in the Aurie’s Star last year where she finished fourth, but she would have done more work heading into it this time around.” While Nichols believes the Aurie’s Star is a great kick off point for her campaign, the Group 2 Stock Stakes, which she won last year, is her main target before progressing into Group 1 company. “If she can get back to her peak then she can be competitive in Group 1 races, but the Stock Stakes at Moonee Valley is the realistic target for her,” he said. Those Group 1 targets could include the Toorak Handicap (1600m), at Caulfield and the Myer Classic (1600m), at Flemington. Ben Triandafillou Ladies champ: RCC member Nola Geary wins the Thailand World Masters Championship Ladies 60+ A-grade division. Picture: Supplied

Rosebud golfer crowned world masters champ By Ben Triandafillou ROSEBUD Country Club member Nola Geary got more than she bargained for when travelling to Thailand for a golfing holiday in June. The avid golfer competed, as usual, in several competitions while on vacation, but she wasn’t expecting to be crowned as a world masters champion. “We go to Thailand to play golf and do what I love to do. I never expected to win,” she said. Competing against more than 500 golfers in the Ladies 60+ A-grade division at the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Hua Hin, Geary entered the tournament for a “bit of fun” and to enjoy another course on her three week

holiday. But with stable ford rounds of 29, 36, 31 and 33 points, she was soon flooded with celebratory cheers. “It was pretty amazing,” she said. “I’m still getting over the shock of it all. Cameras were going off everywhere and it was all a bit surreal. “I knew I played well, but I’m a bit superstitious so I didn’t look at the scoreboard, and I didn’t want to know where I was at until the end of the day.” It’s no shock that she felt “pretty chuffed” when she found out that she had been crowned the Thailand World Masters champion for her division. For the win, Geary was awarded a Taylor Made Spider Tour putter and

a mixed assortment of several other goodies, such as framed photos, vouchers, caps and golf balls. Geary has competed in the competition twice now, with her most recent trip to Thailand for golf being her fifth. However, this time was a little different as she joined with a group called the “Kanga Krew”. “We took a big, green and gold blowup Kangaroo over there to let everyone know where we were from,” she said. “It was a fun thing to do with friends from different clubs. It just added to the fun.” Geary said the trip was very much worth it and a trip back next year was looking highly likely.

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7 August 2018


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Waves continue surge for finals NETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou PENINSULA Waves’ under-19s netball side is the only Mornington Peninsula team left in contention for the VNL finals which get underway on Wednesday 22 August at the State Netball and Hockey Centre. The under-19s side, who currently sit at fourth on the ladder, faced off against DC North East Blaze last Wednesday 1 August, with both teams hungry for a win to place them in a favourable position ahead of the finals. A one goal lead continually alternated between the Waves and the Blaze across the first three quarters, until the Blaze opened up a four goal advantage by three quarter time. The Waves were determined to continue the battle and with less than a minute to go in the final quarter, they had levelled the score. However, a turnover in the Blaze’s favour saw them gain possession of the ball, with the Blaze’s GA, Abbey Ellis, taking the opportunity to score in the final seconds of the game to win the match, 52-51. Despite the one goal loss, the Waves are still in the running for the first round of finals. While none of the other Peninsula netball sides are able to qualify for the finals, they still put in cracking performances last Wednesday night against the Blaze and the Ariels. Despite the absence of key midcourter Kate Kelly-Oman, the Waves’ championship

side played an outstanding game against last year’s premiers, DC North East Blaze, with Sacha McDonald and Madeline Morrison standing out as star members of the team. However, the ten goals scored by the Blaze in the second quarter paved the way for them to score a 19-goal victory. The Southern Saints had better luck in their game, and demonstrated their drastic improvement across the season with a 13goal win over the Ariels. Even with the absence of Emily Wilson, the Southern Saints remained consistent throughout the game, failing to concede a quarter to the Ariels. Southern Saints GK, Mardi Cunningham, said that their performance was “one of the best games we’ve played in attack”. The Southern Saints defenders also did a great job in preventing the Ariels from levelling the score with several key turnovers throughout the match. While the Southern Saints are out of contention for finals, their development this season looks to set them up well for the upcoming season. In division one, the Peninsula Waves played in a thrilling game against the Blaze. Even though they too are out of contention for finals, the Waves came out with a point to prove and delivered a shock to their Diamond Creek opponents. In the absence of captain, Bridgette Barry-Murphy, Waves midcourter Claudia Whitfort stepped up and played one of her strongest games to date, with her teammates

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following suit. Alex Maher and Chloe Phillips also shot with an impressive 95 per cent accuracy throughout the game. While the Blaze weren’t as accurate, both of the sides stayed within one goal of each other following each break. The Waves dug deep in the final quarter and shot 13 goals from 13 attempts, but the Blaze weren’t giving in and fought back to level the score by the final siren to tie the game up at 53-53. The Southern Saints came up against the Ariels in their division one game, and despite the Ariels holding the lead for three quarters of the game, the Southern Saints claimed a two-goal victory by the final whistle. Tension was showing in the final quarters with the Southern Saints’ shooting accuracy dropping to 50 per cent in the third quarter, and the Ariels dropping to 55 per cent in the fourth. However, both teams persevered despite the setback to engage in a highly competitive game of netball. The Southern Saints under-19s game against the Ariels concluded the round with the Ariels prevailing with a 12-goal victory. Kara Morrison and Grace Kelly were particularly valuable for the Ariels with their shooting efforts scoring at 86 per cent accuracy. In round 17, the Waves will face City West Falcons, while the Southern Saints will come up against the Selkirk Sovereigns at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on Wednesday 8 August.

Giddy up: Kerry, left, and Anne Marie enjoy ride around Mornington racecourse’s new purpose-built venue. Picture: Ebony Elise


By Ben Triandafillou THE Big V finals series has arrived with four sides from the Mornington Peninsula ready to make their mark on Saturday 4 August. The high flying Chelsea Gulls will enjoy a bye in the first week following their 14th straight victory against Whittlesea (92-79) in round 18, while the other three sides will contest the opening round. The Southern Peninsula Sharks state championship women’s team were striving to land a home final and jump to fourth on the ladder following their round 18 match against Keilor Thunder, but were narrowly nudged out by the Hume City Broncos, despite their victory. The Sharks will head into the finals in hot form having had just the one loss from their past six games, but will meet the team that handed them that one loss, Hume City Broncos, in the first round. Southern Peninsula Sharks men’s division two side have also made their way into the finals and have secured a home game against the Melton Thoroughbreds. The Sharks will head into the match brimming with confidence following their 11-point win over the Maccabi Warriors (75-64) in the final round of the season. The last time the Sharks faced Melton, the Thoroughbreds got the upper-hand and secured a three-point victory in round 13. The final side to secure their spot in the finals is the Western Port Steelers division one men’s team who will also head into the finals series with confidence after defeating the Shepparton Gators by two-points (89-87). The Steelers were unlucky not to have jumped to second place on the ladder and land a bye through to the second round of the finals after bringing up their fourth consecutive victory. The Steelers took their tally to 17 wins for the season and equalled that of Keysborough (second) and Shepparton (third), who both sit at 17. Due to their winning percentage, the Steelers finished fourth on the ladder. However, unlike Keysborough and Shepparton, the Steelers head into the finals in good form having won their last four games. They’ll face another side in hot form, the Warrnambool Seahawks, who have claimed wins in their last five matches. The Steelers will get the benefit of having a home final.


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New clubhouse a short-priced favourite By Ben Triandafillou COMMUNITY groups needing a space to meet and practice with a kitchenette, audiovisual equipment, air-conditioning and toilet facilities, can rest easy. They can now use a purpose-built venue at Mornington racecourse with plenty of outdoor space as well as an adjoining riding track. The clubhouse was paid for by the racecourse management committee, Racing Victoria, and Melbourne Racing Club Foundation. Racing Victoria donated $50,000 in unallocated prize money from the 2016 Ladbrokes Stakes, won by Winx. The race attracted only three horses as many trainers declined to enter, knowing Winx would likely win, so fourth place prize money went unallocated. Although all groups are welcome to use it, the clubhouse best suited Riding for Disabled Mornington. The 32-member group has

been using the members’ carpark for their twice-weekly program for about 30 years. Those with disabilities, or wheelchairs, ride in horse-drawn carriages, enjoying the physical and emotional therapy, exercise and social interaction. MRC Foundation chairman Patricia Faulkner said the clubhouse was a welcome addition to the charity. “Organisations such as RDA are exactly why we created the MRC Foundation,” she said. “The local charity group provides a fantastic service to our community with the healing and physical education powers of horses. “We cannot commend RDA highly enough and are happy to help them continue their great work.” Racing Victoria CEO Giles Thompson said he was pleased the $50,000 donation was being used in this way. “The new clubhouse is a fantastic facility

and will make a huge difference to community groups, especially the Mornington branch of RDA, which does much to enrich the lives of people with disabilities,” he said. Mornington Racecourse committee-ofmanagement chairman Tony Hancy said the racecourse was a “key part of the Mornington community” and that other groups were welcome to use the clubhouse. “As a committee we are dedicated to working for the betterment of our local area,” he said. “One way we can do that is by opening up the racecourse to the wider community so that more may benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and expertise.” Community groups or small organisations wanting to use the clubhouse can contact Mornington Racecourse 5975 3310 or visit their website.


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