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5974 9000 or email: team@mpnews.com.au www.mpnews.com.au Kayla Trezise was among the first members of Western Port Little Athletics Club trying out the long jump track at the start of the athletics season on Saturday.

A new season arrives with bounds and a leap NATIONAL under-16 long jump champion Aiden Hinson on Saturday made the first jump on Western Port Little Athletics Club’s new long jump track to open the season. The club member took to the air after Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor Kate Roper and Flinders MP Greg Hunt cut the ribbon to declare the runway open. Mr Hunt also tried the jump and was quickly followed by club member, Kayla Trezise. The new track – step up from the old asphalt runway – was paid for by the the shire, the federal government and Western Port Secondary College. “Aiden has shown how Western Port Little Athletics Club can train national champions and these new long and triple jump runways will provide fantastic facilities for the future,” Mr Hunt said. At recent inter-school district athletics competition 20 Westernport Little Athletics Club members qualified for the divisional competition. New members aged 5-15 can attend track-and-field events on Saturday mornings during the October to March athletics season. Events include the 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres. There is also the long jump, triple jump, high jump, discus, shot put and javelin, as well as the walk and longer distance running races. The club has a grass running track and discus nets were installed in 2015. Junior athletes take part in up to five events from 8.45am11.15am Saturdays. The under-9s and older also take part in regional relay championships, regional track and field events and have the opportunity to qualify for state track and field events. Details: westernportlac.com.au

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Alarm raised over fire threat Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au BUSHFIRES classed as “catastrophic in consequence and of extreme risk” are “almost certain” at some stage on the Mornington Peninsula – possibly this summer. Areas threatened by this nightmare scenario described in a fire manage-

ment plan adopted by Mornington Peninsula Shire are the Arthurs Seat lookout and maze, parts of Blairgowrie near Pt Nepean Road and along the Stony Point and Frankston-Flinders roads to Stony Point. Other areas “almost certain” to burn with “major” consequences are the Joseph Harris Scout Camp in Hearn Road, Mt Martha, the high voltage transmission lines at Dromana and the

Arthurs Seat communications towers. The hard-hitting assessments in the fire management plan also acknowledge the peninsula is “one of the most bushfire-prone areas in the world”. The plan assesses 130 sites for their fire danger. It says risks of death are heightened by the number of visitors to the peninsula with evacuation hampered by narrow, bush-lined roads.

The management plan says “catastrophic” fires are “likely” at Red Hill, Main Ridge, Melbourne Road to Dundas Street, Balnarring racecourse, the Port of Hastings and parts of Crib Point. The management plan aims to “identify, prioritise and co-ordinate treatment of fire risks” as well as engaging the community to actively prepare to face the fire threat.

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The shire is using the data to add weight to its campaign to make the peninsula more fire-ready by using recycled water from the Carrum treatment plant to fight fires (“Uses for waste water” Page 11). The peninsula is serviced by two CFA fire brigades: Western Port group with 13 brigades and Peninsula group with eight. Continued Page 11


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Into the swing of things and having fun THE Victorian Seniors Festival got off to a flying start with a Get Active Expo at YMCA Camp Manyung last week. Pam Platter, above, of Hastings, was just one of the seniors who took

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the opportunity to get active on the giant swing and ropes courses, while enjoying other activities and stalls. The festival aims to celebrate the lives of seniors and arrange activities

that normally would not be available. The YMCA program encourages seniors to not let their age restrict them and get active in the great outdoors. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Removal of some restrictions on Open Air Burning for October 2018 Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Open Air Burning Local Law regulates burning off outside of the Declared Fire Danger Period. In accordance with Clause 56 of the General Purposes Local Law 2012 – Part 7 Open Air Burning, Incinerators and Chimneys, notice is hereby given that for the month of October 2018 the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer has removed some restrictions on Open Air Burning to enable landowners to light a fire in the open air for fire prevention purposes. The changes to the Open Air Burning Local Law for October 2018 removes the previous land size restrictions that prohibited Open Air Burning on land less than 1,500 square metres without a permit from Council.

For more information, please call the Shire’s Environment Protection Unit 5950 1050 mornpen.vic.gov.au/openairburning


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Open Air Burning is permitted on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 9am and 4pm on land less than 1,500 square metres provided that: • No more than 1 cubic metre of vegetation is burnt at any one time, • The fire is not within 10 metres of any neighbouring dwelling, and • The General Fire Safety Provisions are followed at all times. Current Open Air Burning regulations for land above 1,500 square metres and land above 40,000 square metres remain the same. The removal of Open Air Burning restrictions on land of less than 1,500 square metres will come into effect on 1 October 2018 and expire on 31 October 2018.

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Doctors plea for children Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au FLINDERS MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt has reiterated the federal government’s position that asylum seekers on Nauru are “free to leave and return home if they so choose”. “If they choose to stay, Australia provides significant welfare support to refugee families. This support includes funding for upgrades at the Republic of Nauru hospital, worth approximately $36 million.” Mr Hunt’s comments were in response to a call from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) for the government to act “on their duty of care and immediately transfer all refugee and asylum seeker children and their families from Nauru to Australia”. The RACP is among 180 organisations to have signed up to the Kids Off Nauru by Universal Children's Day (20 November) campaign. “This is a medical emergency,” paediatrician and president of the paediatrics and child health division within the RACP Professor Paul Colditz said. “As doctors we have compelling evidence that detention and uncertainty is damaging to people’s health and wellbeing and that this damage can be severe and lifelong. “This is especially the case for children, who are very vulnerable to their parents’ mental health and negative, unsafe environments. “There is an immediate risk of severe health consequences and we have

already seen over a dozen children evacuated to Australia with extreme ill health. This includes inadequately treated medical conditions, trauma related symptoms such as severe withdrawal and refusing to eat or drink and self-harm.” While not responding directly to statements by Prof Colditz, Mr Hunt spoke of the “welfare support” available to refugees on Nauru and Labor’s record. “When the Labor government left office, 1200 people had drowned at sea, including, tragically, numerous children. A further 8000 children were placed in detention,” Mr Hunt said. “The Coalition government has turned around the tide of boat arrivals and there have been no deaths at sea, removed those children from detention and closed 17 detention centres.” Patricia Rayner, of Somers and a member of Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children, said her husband had received identical “words of wisdom” after writing to Mr Hunt. “When the Royal Australasian College of Physicians expresses alarm, things are very bad,” Ms Rayner said. “All the grandmothers who send letters must be on a black list as they do not get a reply at all. If lucky, some get a one liner issued from his office. “What does it take to bring 107 children and their parents to Australia? Certainly not the $36 million which Mr Hunt declares the government is spending on the Nauru hospital. “By overlooking the reasons why refugees left their countries and faced the horrors of the journey in the first

place, Mr Hunt negates the fact that we are signatories to the Declaration of Human Rights. “We are not being magnanimous in assisting refugees - we are obliged to do so. “While we profess to be Christian our government acts in a totalitarian manner. To have all the health organisations in protest should be heeded.” Mr Hunt’s comments came just days before the federal government quietly closed the infamous immigration detention centre on Christmas Island. Opened in 2008, the centre was commissioned by then Prime Minister John Howard but not used until Labor was in power under Kevin Rudd. Immigration Minister David Coleman has been quoted as saying closing Christmas Island was “another example of the Coalition government cleaning up Labor’s mess”. It is understood the final detainees left on the island (239 as at 30 June) have been transferred to immigration centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. My Hunt last week announced that not-for-profit organisations in his Flinders electorate can apply for $10,000$50,000 “to help migrants better integrate into Australian life”. “One of the things that makes us uniquely Australian is the support we provide to one another. Our comradery and desire to ‘help our mates’ is something I see demonstrated by community groups and organisations not only in my here in our local community, but right across Australia,” Mr Hunt stated in a news release.

Light’s on: Alan Poole, of Pickawood Woodturning with his lighthouse. Alan is a member of Peninsula Woodturners. Picture: Gary Sissons

Arts, crafts delight the senses ARTS and crafts of all descriptions enthralled visitors to Hastings Community Hall, High Street, last week. Nineteen exhibitors displayed their creations alongside works by the club’s three arts and craft groups which were all for view and purchase. Event organiser Dianne Ashton, of Hastings U3A, said the support and

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interest from businesses and members of the community had been inspiring. These included Esso BP, Kings Creek Hotel, Bittern Motors, and McClelland Guild of Artists, and Mornington Peninsula Shire. Hastings Junior Fire Brigade ran a sausage sizzle on the Saturday.




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Free travel and cruise expo, prizes and early bird deals IF you are thinking of travelling to anywhere in the world during 2019 then you should not miss the FREE Travel and Cruise Expo being held on Saturday 13th October at the Balnarring Community Hall from 10am to 2pm. The expo is being hosted by Balnarring Travel & Cruise, established in 2000, who will have their staff on hand along with over 15 travel suppliers. There will be prizes up for grabs for those who attend the Travel Expo with many door prizes along with a main prize of $1000. Travel suppliers attending include; Adventure World, Allianz Insurance, APT, Backroads Touring, Bentours, Insight Vacations, Lindblad Expeditions, Japan Tourist Bureau, Qantas Holidays, Royal Brunei Airlines, Scenic, Silversea, Tempo Holidays, The African Safari Company, and Wendy Wu Tours. “There will be presentations from our suppliers throughout the day’’, starting with Scenic at 10.30am: 10.30am – Scenic 11.00am – The Africa Safari Co 11.30am – Adventure World 11.50am – Lindblad Expeditions 12.30pm – JTB 1.00pm – Silversea

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

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‘Good work,’ say brains behind bags BOOMERANG bag volunteers on the southern peninsula played host to the originators of the recyclable cloth bag movement at a breakfast at the Cooee cafe, Capel Sound, last week. Founders Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer, as well as Anthony Hill, of Plastic Pollution Solutions, came from Queensland to meet and acknowledge the work of their southern counterparts in making the bags and spreading the word. “They came to meet us because we have such great Boomerang bag support here on the peninsula,” Seawinds Capel Sound Boomerang bag coordinator Val Rowe said. “It was a meeting for all of the peninsula’s boomerang bag volunteers who collectively have produced more than 25,000 Boomerang bags in just over a year.” For details on boomerang bags call Ms Rowe 0435149456 or message Seawinds boomerang bag Facebook group. Picture: Yanni n THE state government last week launched a campaign encouraging shoppers to use reusable bags ahead of a ban on lightweight, single-use plastic bags next year. Research by Sustainability Victoria has found around three-quarters of shoppers already carry reusable bags when food shopping. The research found younger shoppers, and those on higher incomes, have been slowest to forsake single-use bags, particularly when buying non-food items.

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will spend $1.74 million over the next six months preparing the site for the $43.5 million Rosebud Aquatic Centre. The council chose one of six tenders for preliminary works on the Besgrove Street site. Infrastructure project manager Elliott Reid said the work included constructing a 380-space car park, exposed aggregate footpaths, pram ramps, concrete kerb and channel, vegetation removal, line marking, signs, electrical connections, lighting and landscaping. Drainage works include a “water sensitive urban design”. The council has supported a “fasttracked approach” to finish the aquatic centre by September 2020. Public support for the 50-metre pool was shown at a packed council meeting in March when about 150 “enthusiastic but well behaved” supporters packed Rosebud Memorial Hall. Some carried signs urging approval of the 50-metre pool; others wore water polo caps. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said at the time that the councillors’ backing of the larger pool over a 25-metre lower-cost alternative recommended by



shire officers was an example of “what local government is all about”. The site preparations will run from October to March. Mr Reid said the work would “ensure that the site is clear for the builder to take possession, ensure public safety and minimise inconvenience to shire customers and staff”. Money for the pool is included in the 2018-19 capital works budget. Stephen Taylor

Wildlife the topic

ROGER Standen will speak about North American wildlife at the next meeting of the Peninsula Field Naturalists Club, 16 High Street, Frankston, 8pm, Wednesday 10 October. All welcome. Details: Judy Smart 0400 910 941.

Red Cross meeting THE next meeting of the Sorrento/ Portsea/Rye Unit of the Red Cros will be at 1.30 pm Thursday 11 October at Sorrento Community Centre, McFarlane Drive, Sorrento. New members are very welcome. Call 0419 101 397.

Community Information Session HMAS Cerberus PFAS Investigation and Management Program The Department of Defence is holding a Community Information Session to provide the local community with the findings of the detailed environmental investigation into perand poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at HMAS Cerberus and nearby areas. Members of the investigation team will be available to discuss the final environmental investigation findings including the outcomes of the Detailed Site Investigation and the PFAS Management Area Plan. Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.

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Dump green waste for free GREEN waste can be dumped for free at Mornington Peninsula Shire’s transfer stations on 19, 20 and 21 October. The stations are at Truemans Road Rye, McKirdys Road Tyabb, and Watt Road Mornington. Opening hours are 8am-4pm Friday and 8am5pm Saturday and Sunday. Residents or ratepayers may dispose of waste using residential vehicles and trailers, with no commercial vehicles or commercial green waste accepted. Green waste includes all types of garden waste and untreated timber. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s licence with a current address or current rates notice, will be requested. Residents can opt-in to receive a 240-litre fortnightly kerbside green waste bin collection if they live in the shire’s urban areas. There is a cost for this service. Details: call 1300 850 600, 5950 1000 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au

Stall to save OCTOBER has been dubbed “buy nothing new month” and Mornington Peninsula Shire is offering to pay stall fees at community markets. The aim is to help residents give their old things a second life as well as reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Participating markets from this week include Somerville Saturday Market, 8.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 13 October, Rosebud Community School market, 8am-noon, Saturday 13 October, Crib Point Community Market, 9am-1pm, Saturday 13 October, and Sustainable Sunday Rye Community House, 2-5pm, Sunday 21 October. Other participating markets are the Pop-up Community Market Tootgarook Community Hall, 8am-1pm, Sunday 21 October, and Main Ridge Sustainable Community Day, Main Ridge Recreation Reserve, 10am-3pm, Sunday 28 October. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the peninsula

community was “throwing out 33,000 tonnes of waste a year”. “It’s up to all of us to do our bit and make a difference to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill,” he said. Those interested in running a stall at any of the markets should register their interest with the waste education officer 5950 1634 or email: amy.yang@mornpen.vic.gov.au Take the pledge to buy nothing new at buynothingnew.com.au/pledge For more information, visit: mornpen.vic.gov. au/wasteeducation

Insight into artistic vision REMBRANDT’S Vision: Dutch Heritage Painting in the 17th Century will be the topic at the Friday 12 October meeting of the Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society, in Mornington. Speaker Dr Sophie Oosterwijk, who has PhDs in Art History (Leicester) and English Literature (Leiden), specialises in portraiture and representation, death and commemoration in European Art. Her teaching interests include Medieval, Netherlandish and Dutch 17th century art and she is widely published. She is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German and knows the Netherlands and Belgium intimately. History painting was a special genre in the Dutch Republic during the Golden Age. Rembrandt trained in history painting in Amsterdam but developed his own interpretations of Biblical stories with emphasis on human drama and the human figure. Ms Oosterwijk’s lecture explores the concept that not all of his contemporaries appreciated Rembrandt’s approach. ADFAS lectures are held at the Peninsula Community Theatre in Wilsons Road, 5.30pm, Fridays. The illustrated, hour-long lectures are followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the lecturer and fellow members. Call booking secretary Glad Hungerford 97872092 to arrange a free first visit. Membership details: Vicky Davison 0407 810 877.

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Out of the 30 Councils in the Melbourne Metro Area, Mornington Peninsula Shire has the second lowest provision of public transport?

This calls for change. The Shire, with its community, needs to voice current challenges being experienced by public transport users to the state government. We are calling on the state government to fund necessary upgrades to our public transport, including improvements to the 788 bus service.

Transport facts on the peninsula 7.6 million visitors annually and 82% of the peninsula is not serviced by public transport.

Two of three Major Activity Centres aren’t serviced by train, relying on buses – the only municipality in the state in this scenario.

Police boat heading north HART Marine staff treated their newest creation with kid gloves as it was driven slowly down Main Street, Mornington for its launching at the public club boat ramp last week. The 15.6 metre fibreglass Queensland police boat will operate out of Hervey Bay. Its French ORC Pantocarene design wave-piercing hull is powered by two MTU Series 60 engines producing 615kw of power at 2300 rpm. The ORC hull is said to provide fast and fuel efficient running, combined with excellent seakeeping. Fuel capacity is 3500 litres. The vessel

sleeps four people and is fitted with Garmin navigational aids. This is the first of two for Queensland police patrol boats being built at the Yuilles Road factory. A 17.3m vessel is due to be launched in coming months. The company’s first police boat at 11.9 metres went to Victoria police.

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Path opens up peninsula possibilities Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au DEDICATED cyclist Graeme Rocke has a plan for a safe, easily accessible and environmentally responsible bike and foot path between the Peninsula Link Trail at Moorooduc with the Southern Peninsula Trail at Safety Beach. Mr Rocke, 61, of Mornington, wants a commitment from political candidates to finance project, either before November’s state election or next year’s federal election. He says the path will make use of existing infrastructure where possible. A year will be needed for planning and two years for construction. A member of three cycling groups, Mr Rocke said he considered four potential routes “all having many common elements with some variations”. But his preferred route “best satisfies the objective and goals” of the plan. Broadly, it follows the Mornington tourist rail line to the Mornington wetlands along existing paths where possible through to Craigie Road and onto Nepean Highway. At this point new work would be required to provide a safe path along Nepean Highway to Bruce Drive. After Bruce Drive the path would run along existing roads around the back of Martha Cove to Safety Beach and then connecting with the Southern Peninsula Trail. Three other routes are also up

for consideration – along with Mr Rocke’s opinions of their respective strengths and weaknesses. He says the bike path project has four key benefits: linking the Melbourne CBD to the southern part of the peninsula along a safe trail; improving road safety for bike riders and schoolchildren; reducing traffic along Bungower Road; and, promoting the peninsula’s attractions to visitors. Mr Rocke’s preferred route from Moorooduc railway station would need an “elevated pavement” or bridge over Balcombe Creek and the Melbourne Water pipe track and overpass at Bungower Road. An underpass would be needed at the Bruce Road intersection with Nepean Highway. Mr Rocke sees many safety and traffic improvements flowing from his preferred bike path by eliminating school crossings and getting riders off the roads. “Integrating the Civic Reserve [Mornington] into the bike path would bring more people to this landmark Mornington asset,” he said. “The rose garden and art gallery could benefit, along with the other sporting facilities and, with a safe and interconnecting pathway, more people would walk or ride their bike. “This would improve the fitness and health within our community and, hopefully, reduce the strain on our overloaded public health care system.”

Ride on: Cyclist Graeme Rocke wants everyone to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Yanni





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Nominate a local hero

Projects win on votes Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au

2019 Australia Day Local Awards The search is on to find Mornington Peninsula’s most dedicated, generous and community minded people. Do you know someone who’s contribution to our community deserves to be recognised? Acknowledge their contribution by nominating them for the 2019 Australia Day Local Awards.

Nominate for: • Citizen of the Year • Young Citizen of the Year • Community Event of the Year Nominations are currently open and close Friday 9 November 2018.

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ELEVEN projects from the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston are among 237 Pick My Project ideas sharing $30 million of taxpayers’ money. Ranging from charity works to recreational pursuits, the successful projects were chosen on the number of online votes they attracted. The amount of money available to particular communities was based on an equal split between “regional partnership areas” in metro and regional Victoria and then on population numbers within those areas. The peninsula had the second highest number of successful projects (eight) in the Southern Metro area but attracted the most money. Improved lighting at Alexandra Park, Mornington attracted the most money, $200,000 while another project to increase the number of cricket nets from four to six at the same oval received another $194,000. The lighting idea was supported by 298 votes while the extra nets received 278 votes. At the other end of the scale, a charity that provides mobile showers for homeless people in Frankston was given $20,149 after receiving 656 votes. The Mobile Shower 4 Homeless has been operating for more than two years and will now be able to “upgrade from a trailer to a truck, so our friends can get more privacy”. Back at Dallas Brooks Park, the Mornington Soccer Club gets $144,530 for windows and a verandah to provide “wet weather viewing”. “Members have enjoyed the same clubrooms for nearly half a century and with Melbourne’s wild weather can rarely enjoy this winter sport with no windows to the grounds,” the club’s submission supported by 279 online votes said. Also in the sporting area, was $196,000 (395

votes) to expand the existing 12 kilometres of mountain bike trails at Arthurs Seat State Park. The new multigrade trails will cater for families and recreational riders to more experienced, technical mountain bike riders in accordance with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. An entertaining idea for Sunday Sessions at the Briars, Mt Martha attracted $71,270 after receiving 270 votes. The monthly Sunday event over summer is described as “a family event that combines music, sports, health and wellbeing”. Another “family-friendly” monthly event is a farmers’ market at Mt Martha Farmers' Market. The $146,900 (311 votes) will provide “a place to gather, meet up with friends and family while sharing ideas”. The 125-year-old Coolart Homestead at Somers receives $196,910 (240 votes) “to help restore the house and its heritage and, more importantly, open up rooms that can be used by visiting artists and writers, for community meetings, public events and education programs, subject to Parks Victoria approval. From there, the chosen projects all deal with relationship and family problems. The $178,000 going to Women in Recovery From Domestic and Family Violence in the peninsula region (341 votes) will be used to create “tailored retreats to maximise the potential for transformative, permanent healing”. Mums Supporting Families in Need (435 votes) will use its $40,000 to supply essential material aid to families fleeing “necessitous and violent circumstances … to start life again”. The Frankston-based Women’s Spirit Project (240 votes) receives $50,600 to help 25 women “build their mental, emotional and physical resilience through a unique adventure-based, life skills program that will develop their goal setting, communication, problem solving, parenting and budgeting skills”.





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Facelift for playing fields YOUNG athletes and soccer players were at Civic Reserve, Mornington on Friday to officially signal the beginning of a $3 million revitalisation project. Works have been underway for several weeks on the redevelopment of the home of Mornington Little Aths and the Mt Martha Soccer Club. Work is expected to be completed by October 2019. The athletics track is costing $2 million while $1 million has been allocated to soccer. The money, which comes from Mornington Peninsula Shire and the federal government, capped a week of pledges made to sports clubs in the lead up to the 24 November state election. Brodie Cowburn

Shire cracks down on illegal building MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has employed two investigators and two prosecutors in a crackdown on illegal buildings. Seven owners or builders have been prosecuted in the past five months and a further 15 cases are already listed with the Magistrates Court or are under investigation. The investigators and prosecutors

make up a “compliance arm” in the shire’s statutory building unit. The team is responsible for the investigation, enforcement and prosecution of breaches of the Building Act 1993 and the Building Regulations 2018. The court has imposed fines of up to $25,000 for works done without a building permit as well as recording a criminal conviction for the person who carried out

the works. The court can also order the removal of the building work. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said council “works hard to investigate illegal building works to protect the amenity of our beautiful peninsula”. “A focus for the team will be on the regulation of building works carried out on the peninsula without building permits being issued,” he said.

“Council takes illegal development in the peninsula very seriously and the penalty reflects the seriousness of the offence.” Building permits require compliance with the Building Act, regulations and building code of Australia and adequate insurance. Inspections are undertaken during the building process to ensure compli-

ance. If detected carrying out building works without a building permit, builders or owners could face a council order to remove the unauthorised work. Building carried out without a permit may also invalidate household insurance and warranty insurance for the building work. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/buildingpermits or vba.vic.gov.au


‘No charge’ green waste event Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October 2018 Dispose of your green waste for ‘no charge’ and prepare your property for summer! Green waste includes all types of garden waste and untreated timber. No commercial vehicles or commercial green waste will be accepted.

Delays may occur at beginning or end of day. Mornington can only accept up to three cubic metres of green waste per trip. Tyabb has less waiting time.

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7 - 14 October 2018 Stay informed

Message from the Premier This week is Fire Action Week, a time for all Victorians to start planning for a long and hot summer ahead. Low rainfall over winter has dried out much of the state and forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology of a dry and hot summer means that we need to prepare for an earlier and longer fire season. Our dedicated emergency services are working with communities, businesses and local councils to reduce the risk for our state.

So please, talk to your family, friends and neighbours about your plans, and make sure you know when to leave and where to go to stay safe. You can also find out more information, monitor warnings and check the daily Fire Danger Ratings at emergency.vic.gov.au Taking the right steps now could make all the difference.

Recent bushfires – both here in Australia and overseas – remind us of the need to understand our own fire risk. Planning and preparing for fire is a responsibility that belongs to everyone.

The Hon Daniel Andrews MP Premier of Victoria

FIRE ACTION WEEK THE RIGHT TIME TO PREPARE IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE READY THIS SUMMER. Prepare your property, fire plan and emergency kit now. The reasons are black and white.

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1. Plan what you’ll do in the event of a fire, talk to your household and know where to access information on high risk days. 2. Keep grass short. Fire can ignite and travel quickly through long grass. 3. Get rid of dry grass, leaves, twigs and loose bark around your home. 4. Remove or prune shrubs near windows and under branches of mature trees.

5. Cut back overhanging tree branches close to property – no branches within 10 metres. 6. Keep gutters and roof areas clear of leaf litter (if you are physically able to). 7. Remove all materials from around the home that could burn, such as boxes, furniture and woodpiles.

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Holiday fun at the circus NATHAN has fun with peacock feathers at the Sorrento Community Centre’s holiday program circus class. The circus was a popular feature of Sorrento Community Centre’s school holiday program has been the Circus Workshop led by Dr John Butler, who’s an academic by day but a circus

master during school holidays. Acting centre manager Heather Barton said primary school age children enjoyed learning new tricks and antics over a 90-minute session before going home with balloons in all shapes and sizes. Picture: Gary Sissons

Uses for waste water Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is increasing its pressure for recycled waste water from the Eastern Treatment Plant made available for firefighting and agriculture. With a state election on 24 November the shire wants the major political parties to take a bipartisan approach and agree to lay a pipeline to pump recycled water to Arthurs Seat from Dromana. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the water could be gravity fed to fire hydrants strategically placed on the main ridge and in coastal villages for “quick filling points for trucks in a fire emergency – instead of [existing] isolated tanks which may not be accessible or hard to get to”. Cr Payne said the state government should see the pipeline as a major infrastructure project to make better use of up to 350 million litres of Class A recycled water being daily discharged into Bass Strait at Gunnamatta. “With one of the predicted most dangerous fire seasons approaching, it is timely for all major parties to commit to funding a recycled water pipeline,” Cr Payne said when callingh on the Premier Daniel Andrews, opposition leader Mat-

thew Guy and Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam to back the proposal. “The state government should have had this scheme factored into their firefighting strategy for well over a decade but has stalled with excuses, such as: There is not enough demand from farmers because of the high price for recycled water,” he said. “This approach ignores the fact that people’s lives are at risk, as well as the billions of dollars’ worth of property, businesses, infrastructure and, importantly, jobs. “The predicted dangerous fire season also coincides with the massive increase in population on the peninsula during summer– up from 150,000 to 250,000 people, when beachside camps and holiday homes are heavily populated.” The mayor said the high seasonal population plus day visitors created challenges in the event of a major emergency, such as a fire. “This is especially in areas where firefighters are relying on tanks or dams on farms for water which may not be easily accessible.” Cr Payne said the recycled water should be of a standard that is suitable for both agriculture and firefighting “so any run off into streams or the environment would not impact on the peninsula’s flora or fauna”.

Alarm raised over fire threat Continued from Page 1 Major bushfires have threatened life and property on the peninsula since the early days of European settlement. The management plan lists fires as far back as 1851 “around Western Port”; the 1939 Black Friday bushfires when 43 houses were destroyed at Dromana; fires in 1951 around Flinders Naval Depot (now HMAS Cerberus); and 1967, when “one of the biggest fires the peninsula has experienced” razed parts of Red Hill. In January 1997 a fire started near Churchill and Park roads, Mt Martha, and involved 61 firefighting units and 336 firefighters over two days. Between 20 and 40 hectares of Mt Martha Park were destroyed. The next day, at Arthur’s Seat, 400 people fought a deliberately lit blaze that burnt 160 hectares of bushland. Houses along Purves Road, Seahaze Street, Nestle Court and Towerhill Road, and Gully and McLear roads,

were all at risk and residents evacuated. Blazes destroyed bushland and areas of state parks, threatened houses, blocked roads and endangered CFA crews in 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2014. In January 2015 a fire destroyed almost half of the 146 hectare Warringine Park, Hastings. Then, in October of that year, 16 trucks fought a grass and scrub fire at BlueScope Steel’s recreation reserve in Denham Road, Tyabb. The early morning blaze burnt out five hectares before being stopped 300 metres from the steelworks. In January 2016 a fast-moving bushfire mysteriously ignited near the Crib Point refinery and headed south towards the town. One house and six sheds were destroyed with another house damaged. The next month a fire on Frankston-Flinders Road northwest of Somerville destroyed 800 metres of rail sleepers on the Stony Point line.

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The 49th Annual General Meeting of the Hastings Cricket & Football Social Club Inc is the be held Hastings Club’s Ted Lillywhite Sports Bar on Sunday 18th November 2018 at 11am The Meeting will ask the members to: • • • • •

Confirm the minutes of the 48th AGM Adopt the 49th Annual Report Receive and adopt the 48th Annual Balance Sheet Deal with Life Member Nominations Deal with any Notices of Motion received 21 days prior to 18th November

Watch your step: A beachgoer gingerly steps across Hearn Creek to access the beach at Mt Martha South. A bridge has been removed to protect nearby beach boxes.

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

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

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




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Some extra special things happening at your Community House Get down to your Community House quickly and book into some of these great courses.

Due to popular demand, Crib Point Community House has the Wiser Driver course again on 13th, 15th, 20th and 23rd November. Designed for older drivers, it’s thought provoking in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Art Night is on again and becoming very popular, book in now so you don’t miss out. Fitness For All continues this term at very affordable price of $8 or less per class. Of course, don’t forget our Community Market on 2nd Saturday of the month, email market@cpch.org.au to book a stall. The Somerville Community House have new classes for Term 4. Hatha Yoga has returned in the evening. We are also looking for those interested in a writing workshop, starting a singing group and laptop classes. Visit our ‘treasure’ stall at St Andrews, Somerville this Saturday 13 October 8:30 – 12:30. Donations welcome and proceeds go to the Knitter’s and Patchworker’s groups. On Wednesday 24th October there will be a Yoga demonstration and Australian Hearing Bus at the Somerville Senior Citizens. Phone us for more details. Hastings Community House has a Community Food Donation Afternoon offering free food to anyone who requires assistance on Wednesday’s 2.30-3.30 pm. Thanks to Oz Harvest, we now have a selection of fresh fruit, veggies and other pantry goods available. Meat, eggs and bread. No appointment or health care card needed. Reusable bags available or bring your own. This service is free for all and is run by volunteers who appreciate your respectful adherence to the bag size preference and the queuing system.

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Spring has sprung and it’s time to get out and about, learn a new skill and make new friends. We have lots on offer this term to suit everyone. Due to popular demand, Wiser Driver is on again! Book in quick so you don’t miss out. Don’t forget the Market! The dates for the market this term are 13th Oct, 10th Nov, 8th Dec & 12th Jan. If you are interested in having a stall, call 59839888 or email market@cpch.org.au Yoga

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Stitchin’ Sisters

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Call in 9-3 Monday to Thursday, 9-12 Friday, during school terms. www.cpch.org.au email: info@cpch.org.au Ph: 59839888 www.facebook.com/cribpointcommunityhouse.mary

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES Adult Social Dancing – Tuesday Night – Great Fun Hatha Yoga is back on a Monday Night Open Heart Meditation Patchwork for Beginners Writer’s Workshop – Here to help you fine tune your skills REGULAR FAVOURITES


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Annie Sage Community Centre 21 Blacks Camp Rd, Somerville Phone for Details: 5977 8330 We welcome inquiries for room rentals, volunteers & new tutors Website: www.somervillecommunityhouse.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/somervillecommunityhouse.com PAGE 14

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Hastings Community House Inc. The Heart of the Community TERM 4 - 2018 Soup in Schools is looking for volunteers. We cook soup in local school canteens on Thursdays under the guidance of a qualified kitchen manager. We then serve hungry primary children a hot and nutritious lunch. Many hands make light work! We also need drivers to pick up donations and supplies from local business on a weekly basis. Contact us if you’re interested in helping out.

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Happy Crafters Wilma’s Community Kitchen Hastings Hot Trotters Walkers ‘n Talkers Social Games Wednesday Community Food Donation Arvo

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Guitar Lessons with Kathryn Community Singing Art with Robbie Monday Muso’s Italian for all Soup in Schools Boomerang Bags

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CLASSIC HERITAGE MEETS MODERN COASTAL STYLE LOCATED a few moments walk to the foreshore and shops, this fully renovated and extended weatherboard home demonstrates an outstanding build quality with expert finishes throughout. Set neatly on a 385 square metre block this charming home has wonderful street appeal with a well-paved driveway leading up to a single carport. The pitched roofing provides great depth to the property and you are immediately engaged with the space upon entry. Polished timber floors flow throughout a handsome formal lounge with open fire place and into the galley kitchen which has a European laundry, gleaming black bench tops and splash backs. A range of quality appliances include an under bench oven with gas hotplates, there is a dishwasher, and a large pantry. The kitchen bridges the two downstairs living zones and overlooks the fantastic family meals area that seamlessly connects to an expansive undercover timber deck, and from the garden looking back to the home, the true brilliance of the property is revealed. This is big, comfortable living expertly fitted into a small footprint. Across from the kitchen is one of two bathrooms, and heading upstairs you find the main bedroom with ensuite and an incredible third living area opening to a spectacular balcony which, come the warmer months, effectively becomes an outdoor room that affords a glimpse of Arthur’s Seat and the bay. Two more bedrooms at ground level open from the formal lounge and have built-in robes. Cleverly designed with surprising amounts of storage space that reveal themselves with every step, this residence includes air-conditioning and gas heating, and to the rear of the block is quaint garden shed in the style of the main house. If you look at only one home in Rosebud this year, this has to be it.n



ADDRESS: 68 Seventh Avenue, ROSEBUD AUCTION: Saturday 27th October at 2pm DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Clare Black 0409 763 261, Barry Plant Real Estate, 1/28 McCombe Street, Rosebud, 5986 8880


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Pearcedale 16 Evans Street




Country Living For Sale

Enjoying the ambience of a peaceful rural setting yet conveniently located walking distance to town amenities. This delightful 3-bedroom property is ready for first home buyers, downsizers and investors alike who will be impressed with the impeccable presentation and the beautifully landscaped gardens. Discover a floorplan with many great features including a spacious open-plan living room featuring meals area and a sunny kitchen with oodles of soft-close drawers a dishwasher and a large island bench to gather around. Sliding doors extend the living area out to a sheltered alfresco zone where you can relax and entertain friends and family. The bedrooms consist of the master with walk-in robe & ensuite, and two more bedrooms have built-in robes and share the family bathroom. Extra appointments include gas ducted heating & evaporative cooling, security system, workshop and solar panels. Complete with double garage, the 517m2 (approx.) block affords a wonderful outlook over neighbouring rural land. Don’t miss this great opportunity.

Price $590,000 - $640,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Grant Kersley M 0418 516 536 grant.kersley@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street


Somerville 5 Oak Court




Updated Family Home Fall in love with this tastefully updated 3 bedroom plus study home tucked away in a quiet, secluded court in the popular Hedgeley Dene Estate.Boasting an array of impressive features and set on a neatly landscaped 852m2 (approx.) corner block with established fruit trees, there is a double garage and a separate parking bay for the caravan and inside is a welcoming ambience with a wonderful sense of light and space. A comfortable, carpeted formal lounge and dining flows through to a superbly appointed central kitchen equipped with Bosch stainless-steel appliances, a large pantry and sleek Caesarstone benchtops. The adjoining meals area and large family room to the rear have tinted windows and open out to a paved undercover alfresco area where relaxing or entertaining friends will be a breeze throughout the warmer months. The master bedroom has walk-in robes and an ensuite, bedrooms 2 & 3 have double built-in robes and share the main bathroom with the separate study a fourth bedroom if required. Extra appointments include gas ducted heating & evaporative cooling, ceiling fans, a new hot water system, double linen press, 1000l rainwater tank and double garage with automatic door & rear access.

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Price $690,000 - $760,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Grant Kersley M 0418 516 536 grant.kersley@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

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Balnarring 25 Luton Avenue




Views, Space & Tranquillity Fabulous architect designed passive solar four bedroom home, situated on a rare 1.6 acres (approx.) in a highly sought after cul de sac with panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay and the Tuerong Valley. Peacefully positioned in a Green Wedge Zone boasting an abundance of native bird species that also call this property home, this private residence will appeal to families, retirees, holiday makers and anyone after that ideal location. Enter into the light filled foyer which leads into an impressive living room with wood fire heater and floor to ceiling windows which then flows onto a huge entertaining deck with outstanding views. The modern kitchen features stone benchtops with breakfast bar, induction cooktop, dishwasher and stainless steel appliances along with ample storage and cupboard space, as it overlooks the open plan family zone finished in stunning Tasmanian Oak flooring. The master bedroom has ensuite, built in robes and private access to west facing balcony. Also on this level is an updated laundry and two further bedrooms with built in robes sharing a family bathroom. Stairs lead to the lower level which offers the versatility of private guest accommodation, dual living, Bed &Breakfast (STCA) or additional living space which includes open plan kitchenette, dining and living with gas log fire, generous light filled bedroom with study desk, bathroom with over sized shower, walk in robe, European laundry, separate entry, deck area and car parking. Additional features of the home include sunroom, split system heating and cooling, extensive under house storage, 2 x 22,500 litre water tank storage, double carport and circular driveway all set on this sought after 1.6 acre property.

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Price $1,700,000 - $1,850,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Tim Ripper M 0434 513 640 tim.ripper@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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Carrum Downs 33 Maddison Crescent


Well Presented & 4 Bedrooms Well presented home featuring 3BR’s plus study, main bedroom with ensuite, bright and sunny open plan living area with kitchen which comes complete with gas stove top, electric oven and dishwasher.

Main bathroom and separate laundry, ducted heating and evaporative cooling. double garage with internal access and undercover alfresco area. Easy to maintain gardens complete this lovely home.



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Hastings 64 King Street


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

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For Lease $500 Per Week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

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Two Bedroom Townhouse Brilliant location! Two bedroom townhouse comprising of formal lounge, kitchen with electric appliances, bedrooms with built in robes, family bathroom, separate laundry and two split system air conditioners, electric

hot water, secure paved rear yard and off street carport parking. Close to the town centre, schools and transport. *No pets allowed.



For Lease $230 Per Week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au

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Mornington 28 Ellinbank Crescent Versatile Family Gem

• You’ll be on a winner with this single level family home located close to Bentons Square Shopping Centre & Mornington Racecourse • Features include a master bedroom with ensuite, 2 additional bedrooms both with BIR’s & ceiling fans • Large undercover deck overlooking a very spacious rear yard with side access on a block of 650m2 approx • Perfect for first home buyers, down sizers or investors

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

For Sale $620,000-$660,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

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Mornington 28 Parkside Crescent Location, Lifestyle & Liveability

• Centrally located spacious 3 BR home with 4th bedroom or study, an easy walk to parkland, schools & shopping centre • Master with ensuite & walk-in robe, other bedrooms with built-in robes & spa in main bathroom • New kitchen with under bench oven, hotplates & dishwasher with direct access to courtyard with gazebo • Living area overlooks well kept garden with productive fruit trees & vegetable patches • Solid flooring throughout, ducted heating/cooling & large double garage with auto roller door

John Hanna 0408 374 334

For Sale $830,000-$860,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

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Mount Martha 49 Bradford Road The True Essence of Seaside Living

• Commanding one of the most sought after addresses in Mount Martha • This fabulous vacant parcel of land is ideally positioned to enjoy all that the Peninsula has to offer • Allow your creative flair to run free and design & build your dream home on this fully fenced allotment of 658m2 • Potential to capture the stunning bay views in both directions from a second storey • This is the perfect location for the ideal weekend escape or permanent residence

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Balnarring 33 Bruce Street Prime Position in Balnarring • • • •

Three bedroom home in highly regarded Bruce Street If you have a flair for renovation or wish to rebuild, this may be the one for you This property is in a prime location set on a 892m2 block School, shops, professional suites, Balnarring Bowls Club & Balnarring Hall all within a short walk and close to Balnarring Beach

John Hanna 0408 374 334

For Sale $745,000

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

AUCTION: Saturday 13th October at 12pm TERMS: 10% Deposit, Balance 60 days PRICE GUIDE: $420,000 - $460,000 INSPECT: Saturday 11:30 -12:00pm CONTACT: Ben Crowder 0407 557 758










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


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

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

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

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Business Sale - Balnarring

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Salt Cafe • Great position within Balnarring Village • Fantastic fitout with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere • Get in quick and take advantage of the upcoming Christmas and summer trade • Inspection of this business will not disappoint


• Well known takeaway shop operating for 30 years • Excellent fit out in huge shop premises • Indoor and Outdoor seating • Great lease package • Solid takings year round with huge summer trade.

Sale Price: $79,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Sale Price $95,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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Fit Out Sale - Mornington

Ducky Brown Cafe

Key To The Door

• Huge weekly takings of approx. $26,000 • Located in high foot traffic area of Somerville Plaza • Huge double space with great modern fit out and seating for approx. 80 people • Doing 40kg of coffee per week • Long lease available with reasonable rent

• Prime Main Street Location • Large shop of approx. 187sqm including storage at rear • Car parking with rear roller door access • Long Term Lease Package • Fit out sale only

Sale Price: $59,000 (Fit Out Only) Lease Price: $5,050pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $550,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Business Sale - Mount Eliza

Business Sale– Mornington Peninsula

Sophistacutt of Mt Eliza

Mornington Peninsula Based Butcher Shop

• Extremely well known established business in Mt Eliza operating for over 30 years in current location • Highly experienced staff; some of whom have been with current owner for 24 years • Large, loyal clientele • 9 workstations with 3 wash basins • Excellent takings combined with great lease package

•Minimal competition •Prominent Location in main street •Supplying from current location for approx. 50 years •Excellent takings combined with great lease package • Owner willing to trial business

Sale Price: $150,000+SAV Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Sale Price: $85,000 + SAV Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Business Sale - Rye

Business Sale - Rye

Business Sale – Mornington


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Sale Price $120,000+SAV Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Sale Price: $75,000 Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

• Café and restaurant space in prime beachfront location • Ideally located 15m from Rosebud Foreshore • Reasonable rent with great lease packages • Fantastic opportunity to establish your business in time for the summer trade.

For Lease- St Andrews Beach

• Well established business of 5 years • Retailer of quality and unique home furnishings • Excellent affordable rent of $3,200pcm inc GST • Prominent Main Street location • Excellent lease package available

• Great takings with low rent • Popular business with regular customers • Sushi wholesale to schools, cafes and restaurants • Trading 7 days for lunch and dinner • Commercial kitchen with walk-in coolroom and freezer

Business Sale - Balnarring

Fit-Out Sale - Mornington

Imola Red Café

• Prominent location opposite busy Rye beach • Quality business with licence till 10pm • Currently trading from 8am-4pm • Computerised system showing excellent figures

Sale Price: $179,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Properties For Lease OFFICES FOR LEASE ( Mornington unless specified) Office 1 - 4/15 Carbine Way – 42sqm $1,750pcm+GST Office 2 – 4/15 Carbine Way – 12sqm $750pcm+GST 2/10 Blamey Place – Varying Sizes From $845pcm+GST+SF 6/356 Main St – 104sqm $2,950pcm+GST+OG Suite 2, Level 3/28 Main St – 14sqm $1,300pcm+GST+SF 1/26 McLaren Place – 10sqm $1,018pcm+GST

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• Well established business of over 20 years • Specialising in stockfeeds, pet supplies & garden products • Suited to owner/operator in related field • Great potential for further expansion • Located in an area with an abundance of small farms.

Lease Price: $3,334 pcm +OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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• Retail space of approx. 52sqm in Main Street • High foot traffic area through to Mornington Centro • 4x4x4x4 year lease package available • Rental of approx. $2,800pcm+GST+OG

Sale Price $50,500+GST( Fit Out Only) Lease Price $2,800pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454


SHOPS FOR LEASE 1A-1D Jetty Rd, Rosebud - From 70sqm From $3,300pcm+GST+OG 187 Main Street – 187sqm $5,050pcm+GST+OG 210 Main St – 200sqm $5,500pcm+GST+OG 124 Bass Meadows Blvd, St Andrews Beach – 180sqm $3,334pcm+OG MEDICAL FOR LEASE 1052 Nepean Hwy $7,084pcm+GST+OG

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Keeping social with Banksia Frankston BEING a carer for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease can have many ups and downs. Seaford resident Cathie, 73, says connecting with others is vital for her. ’Meeting other people and knowing that you’re not the only one, you feel that if they can get through it, you can get through it too.’ Her husband Arthur, also 73, arrived in Australia from Scotland in 1969, working as a tram conductor, in the days before public transport fares were automated. Before leaving Scotland to try his luck Down Under, Arthur began dating Cathie. After months of writing to her from the other side of the world, Arthur finally put his true feelings to paper, sending Cathie a long distance love letter, asking her to marry him. The following year, Cathie joined Arthur in Melbourne, and they married in Kew, later having two boys. Many years down the track, in 2009, the couple retired on the New South Wales coast, enjoying the relaxation and lifestyle on offer in the local retirement community. Following Arthur’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago, they made the difficult decision to move back to Melbourne to be closer to their two sons. To assist their parents, the sons made contact with Brotherhood Aged Care, and have since been provided with a range of services. Through the organisation’s Care at Home program, they have the very practical

assistance of a cleaner. They were also introduced to the Brotherhood’s Banksia Frankston Respite Centre, a specialist dementia care facility. Arthur now attends every week on a Thursday, taking part in activities such as carpet bowls and even Thai Chi classes. For Cathie, as full-time carer to Arthur, Banksia also provides her with an opportunity to relax. ’Arthur enjoys it there. He meets people in similar circumstances to himself and I get the time to myself, which is good’, Cathie says. ‘They have six rooms, where Arthur can stay overnight, and there are things like weekend outings that I can go to, and Arthur can stay at Banksia for that time.’ ‘It’s easy come, easy go,’ says Arthur. ‘It’s very casual. Everyone has got something to do and it’s very easy. It’s good to get out.’ Through the Brotherhood, Cathie and Arthur also enjoy monthly movie nights, and evenings at their local RSL Club. The time they spend at the RSL has allowed them to make new friends and mingle with other people in similar situations.‘You find there’s a lot of things the others say that you can relate to,’ says Cathie. ‘The more we go to these social things, naturally the more people we meet. Just meeting people in similar circumstances to you, you don’t still feel like you’re the only one.’ Cathie also joins the Brotherhood’s Carer Support Group which meets once a month, to connect with other

Banksia Frankston Respite Centre: Providing support for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. carers and get valuable support, guidance and dementia care information. While things may be difficult at

times, Cathie and Arthur continue to make the most of social events offered through the Brotherhood. If you’d like to find out more about

respite services at Banksia Frankston, the Carer Support Group or Care at Home call Brotherhood Aged Care on 1300 147 147

FREE transport for the month of October! SOMETIMES even the struggles that come normally with old age can make it hard to catch up with old friends and even make new ones. Keeping social and active in your community can keep you healthy, fit and really improve wellbeing! At Peninsula Social Club (PSC) we believe that nobody who wants company should be without it. Our mission to end social isolation and loneliness for people living in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. We want you to make that first step, join our club and make a difference in your life. Be happier, healthier and soak up all the fun and exciting events ahead. Make new friends and share the club with friends you want to see more often! You can even bring family! Everyone is welcome at the Peninsula Social Club. Affordable, fun, local activities with door to door transport Our social activities are affordable and we always have dedicated volunteers to help with door to door


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transport and social companions for our outings. Our musical lunch outings and melodies are regular and although we usually have a small fee for transport, the whole month of October for the Frankston Seniors Festival our transport to our events is free! At the Peninsula Social Club everyone is welcome: • There are no age restrictions for becoming a Peninsula Social Club member • Volunteer companions and drivers are here to help. We can cater for most needs and fitness levels (contact us regarding specific needs) • We can invoice your activity costs to Commonwealth Home Care or Disability Providers, just ask • Friendly reminder phone calls, SMS and emails • If you need personal care, please bring along a family member or support worker

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Pricing A one-off transport cost, which covers door to door transport and our administration costs. Remember, all of October is FREE. You will need to pay for your own meal costs or ticket fees on the day. Remember to bring along your Seniors Card or Carer Companion Card for event or venue discounts. Limited transport seats available. Monthly Luncheons Affordable lunches at friendly venues. Meals range from $15.00 to $40.00 Frankston Lunch with friends Beretta’s Langwarrin Hotel 220 Cranbourne – Frankston Rd, Langwarrin - 1st Tuesday Monthly: 12pm to 2pm Hastings Lunch with Friends Kings Creek Hotel 1989 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Hastings - 2nd Tuesday Monthly: 12pm to 2pm

Mornington Lunch with Friends Mornington Hotel 917 Nepean Highway, Mornington 3rd Tuesday Monthly: 12pm to 2pm Rosebud Lunch with Friends Rosebud Hotel 1099 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 4th Tuesday Monthly: 12pm – 2pm Special Events Morning Melodies Morning tea, lunch and Tribute Show (prices of show range $14-$22) Thursday October 11th Golden Hits – The New Atrium, Safety Beach Friday October 19th Neil Diamond – The Sands, Carrum Downs October Seniors Festival Lunches Special added lunches for the seniors festival (meals range from $15-$40 Thursday 18th October Beretta’s Langwarrin Hotel

220 Cranbourne – Frankston Rd, Langwarrin Thursday 25th October The Grand Hotel Frankston 499 Nepean Hwy, Frankston Interested in helping out in our organisation? Want to become a volunteer Driver or Social Companion? Call us now! Contact Details: Phone: 03 59715210 Email: socialclub@ peninsulatransportassist.org FaceBook: www.facebook.com/ Peninsula.Social.Club


Mr and Mrs Scott mourn the loss of young son Compiled by Brodie Cowburn MR and Mrs J. Scott and family deplore the sad loss of their dearly beloved little son and brother, the late Raymond John Scott who died at his parents residence Somerville, on the 25th September 1918, aged four years and three months. He died of heart failure after being a long and patient little sufferer of five months, although so ill he was so keen and bright until nearly the last. He leaves behind him his sorrowing parents, four sisters and a brother to mourn his very sad end. The funeral arrangements are in the hands of Mr Hector Gamble of Frankston. *** A CONCERT in aid of the Local Repatriation Fund will be held in the Mechanics’ on Friday, 1st November. *** A MEETING of the committee of the Frankston Branch for raising funds for the Y.M.C.A. will be held at Frankston House on Wednesday evening next, when it is hoped that all those who feel interested will be present. *** THE first of a new series of progressive euchre parties and dances was held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Thursday evening. The successful players were Mrs Dalman and Mr Forsythe. During the evening the committee took the opportunity of presenting Mr J. C. Garrood with a silver-mounted wallet as a slight appreciation of valuable services rendered by that gentleman in the position of door keeper at the various functions of the Club. *** A GENERAL meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday next, October 14th, at 8pm., in the local hall. Business: Re holding show, re local packing shed, and wages question. Business is important and urgent. *** THE Frankston Branch of the Victorian Protestant Federation will hold a public meeting in the hall on Thursday evening next, when stirring addresses will be delivered by Revs. J. C. Farquhar and E. Tonkin, and Mr M..D. White. In the afternoon at 8 o’clock the District Council will meet, after which the various delegates will be entertained at dinner. A number of visitors are expected from Mornington and will take part in proceedings. On the Friday a public meeting will be held at Mornington, and if a number from here have. expressed a desire to go there, Mr Ward (the secretary) would feel obliged if they would communicate with him in the early part of the week, so that arrangements can be made for vehicles for the journey. *** LANCE-Corporal C. Bunney and Driver Roberts are to be accorded a Welcome Home on Tuesday evening, in the Mechanics’ hall, which will take the form of a social evening at which there will be music, singing and dancing. Among those who are expected to take part are the old favorite, Sergt. Whidburn; Corporal McKim, the scotch comedian; Miss Edwards, a clever elocutionist; Miss Bray, Miss Laurrisen, Mr Lasslett and others. Miss O’Grady will preside at the piano. *** AN old resident of Somerville Mrs Gault senr., passed away at her residence on the 25th of September. She was a well known member of the Somerville Methodist Church. The funeral, which was a private one, took place at the Moorooduc Cemetery. *** THERE was a large attendance at the Hall last Wednesday night to when Senator Bolton and Warrant Officer David explained the Voluntary Ballot System. Cr Murray, President of the shire, occupied the chair. Both speakers received a good hearing and gave splendid addresses.

A fine programme of songs etc., were given by Sergeants Lane, Widburn, Anderson, Pte. McCann, Mrs Grant and Eileen Unthank. The Langwarrin Band was present and rendered valuable assistance. Cr Murray moved a vote of thanks to the speakers, performers and Major Conder. Mr George Shepherd seconded the motion which was carried by acclamation. Senator Bolton moved a vote of thanks to the chairman and the proceedings closed with the National Anthem. A collection taken up to defray expenses amounted to £3. Supper was provided for the visitors and performers by the ladies. *** THE Somerville “Aussie Girls” gave their enbefore tertainment at the Langwarrin Military Camp on Wednesday night 25th of September and were given a good reception. before Their next concert is at Hastings Hall on October 17th in aid of the Hastings Red Cross Society. before *** THE results of the Queen competition were: Cool store queen, (Miss L. Bennett) 6147 ; Red Cross queen, (Miss E. Unthank) 5097; Fruitgrowers queen, (Miss R. Murray) 1046; Patriots’ League queen (Miss D. Overton) 644. Total 1d votes, 12034, realising the sum of £53 17s 104. *** ON Monday afternoon the Capitulation of Bulgaria was celebrated in the local school. The proceedings opened with the saluting of the flag by the children and the singing of the National anthem. Mr S. Croft, who occupied the chair, explained the object of the gathering and intimated that it was a fitting time for rejoicing throughout the British Empire. The head teacher, Mr A. Uren, spoke on the effects at the surrender of Bulgaria in relation to the Central Powers and the Allies. This was followed by an interesting address by Mr George Shepherd on Germany’s broken Treaties; covering her wars with Denmark, Austria, France and the present war. Mr W. Martin’s speech on “Discipline” was much appreciated, as was of also Mr C. Baker’s on “Our just Cause.” During the afternoon the school children carried out a programme of songs. In conclusion Mr Croft called for cheers for our soldiers and sailors, and altogether a very pleasant afternoon was spent *** Our Letter Box. TO THE EDITOR. Dear Sir, Permit me, on behalf of the Frankston. and District Roll of Honor Fund Committee to return thanks through your columns to the ladies and gentlemen who worked so assiduously to make the “Back to Childhood” Dance on Saturday evening such a financial success. To the organiser (Mr W. Millett) and his able co-workers special praise is due I wish also to acknowledge with thanks, Rosenthal’s Orchestra for reduction of fees, also donors of coffee, cakes, etc., for the supper, and those ladies who prepared it and attended to the many exacting duties of catering. Even were it possible, space would not permit me to mention all those who worked so splendidly. My committee appreciates to the full, the services so kindly rendered and sincerely thank all connected with the dance accordingly. I am, yours faithfully, A. S. LASSLETT,.Treasurer, Frankston Roll of Honor Fund. *** SEED POTATOES—Carmens, from Ballarat, 5s per cwt ; Small Potatoes, 2s 6d per cwt.—H. C. BARCLAY, Baxter. *** WANTED to Sell Good Will of Tea Rooms. £75,—Let Furnished, with Plant, also. Living Accommodation, 30s per week for Lease of 3 years—Mrs Jacobs. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 12 October 1918

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Combined effort results in Moorooduc win Donohue fell for a duck, which set the tone for remainder of the innings. It was a clinical bowling performance from Tootgarook’s Corey DeBruyn, posting figures of 3/10 off 8 overs. Skye finished all out for 63. Tootgarook quickly chased down their target with 28 overs to spare. Dromana had a bye for the first round of the season.

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MOOROODUC have posted an impressive total against Crib Point to claim the first win of their season. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Moorooduc openers Ben Williams and Thilana Rajakaruna got things off to a perfect start. Williams has particularly impressive, notching up seven fours and two massive sixes on his way to a total of 78 before being dismissed. Rajakaruna hit nine fours of his own, as his side flew to a total of 6/209 from their 40 overs. Crib Point posted a respectable total in response, but an impressive bowling performance by Reece Cordeaux helped keep them out out touch. Cordeaux posted figures of 3/26 as Crib Point fell short by 34 runs. At Eric Bell Reserve, a fantastic bowling performance from all-rounder Lai Leaunoa has helped Pines to a win over Main Ridge. Leaunoa got off to a frustrating start and was dismissed for a duck off the bowling of Luke Collins. Most of Pines’ top order failed to fire, but they were saved by an impressive knock of 63 from middle order batsman Nick Wilcox guiding them to 8/161. Main Ridge got off to a shaky start and were 2/14 before Billy Sakalis came in to post a total of 36. Just as he was getting his eye in, Leaunoa redeemed his earlier batting performance by claiming his wicket. The remainder of Main Ridge failed to make much of an impact, as they finished all out for 131. Leaunoa finished with figures of 3/20 off six overs. At Ballam Park East, Long Island won the toss and sent in their Somerville opponents to bat, which would prove to be an unwise choice. Somerville finished with an impressive total of 9/202, which would prove to be a simple target to defend. James Paxton proved particularly expensive with the ball, claiming two wickets but conceding 59 runs from 8 overs. A strong economic bowling performance saw Long Island struggle to keep pace with the required run rate. Long Island ended up falling short of their target by 33 runs, as they finished up at 7/169. The final win of the first round of the season went to Baden Powell, who claimed a comfortable victory over Red Hill. Rhys Elmi put on a man of the match performance for his side, getting things off to a positive start with a handy knock of 21 off 41 deliveries. Star player Coen Chernishoff put together an impressive knock of 50 off 58 to help his side to a total of 7/177. Elmi then turned it on with ball in hand, claiming figures of 3/32 off 8 overs to restrict Red Hill to a small total. A good knock of 47 by Riley Shaw was quickly wasted by a middle order collapse that saw red Hill all out for 128.


HEATHERHILL have sent a note to the rest of the competition with an emphatic win over Rosebud to start their season. Heatherhill won the toss and chose to bat first, and got off to a dream start.


Flying start: Above, Moorooduc grabbed the win over Crib Point in Peninsula Division. Left, Peninsula Old Boys got the chocolates over Mornington in Provincial Division. Pictures: Andrew Hurst

Steven O’Donnell put on a stunning batting performance, toiling his way to a century before being dismissed by Geoffrey Glaum for a whopping 104. Glaum’s bowling was the standout for Rosebud, finishing with 3/18 off 8 overs. From there Rosebud had a little more luck, as Heatherhill went from 0/127 to 4/144. Heatherhill ended up posting an impressive total of 221 to set Rosebud an almighty target. The task would prove to be too much, as Brett Maxwell claimed four wickets and Jake Theobold three. Theobold’s calps would all come in the same over, as he only conceded 12 runs from his eight overs. Rosebud only completed 21 of theri 40 overs, as they finished all out for 68. At Ferrero Reserve, Seaford took on Mt Martha in what would turn out to be an entertaining clash. The Tigers went in to bat first, and kept the run rate high. David James put together a knock of 56, the vast majority coming from boundaries. The rest of the card also worked hard with few people not performing well, as the Tigers put together a mammoth total of 8/232. Michael Clavin had a mixed day with ball in hand for Mt Martha, claiming two wickets but bowling 11 wides and 8 no balls. Mt Martha put in a respectable effort chasing Seaford, but ultimately fell short. Their first wicket fell for just 1, before they recovered to post 7/173. Opener Alex Mason was their best performer, posting 69 runs. Kanakook Reserve played host to Seaford and Delacombe Park, with Seaford winning the toss. They went in to bat first, but endured a difficult start. Seaford quickly fell to 3/15 before their middle order started firing. Their middle order batsmen put on 103 runs to steady the ship, but their side let them down. They finished at 9/136 and would have to work hard to defend their total.

Delacombe Park also got off to a shaky start, falling to 2/21. They bounced back quickly though, with Ricky Ramsdale’s 57 not out helping his team to 3/140, securing a 7 wicket win. Carrum and Hastings battled it out at Hasting Park, with Carrum choosing to bat first. Carrum got off to a strong start, with their first drop and number four batsmen Dent and D’Atri combining in an impressive partnership. Jake Hewitt eventually dismissed them both, which sparked a nasty batting collapse. Their tail contributed just four runs to the total of 141. Hastings looked to stamp their authority quickly, as Robert Hearn put on 66 runs to put his side in the box seat. They reached the target with three overs to spare, securing a comfortable six wicket win.


FRANKSTON YCW battled hard but narrowly gave up their lead over Tyabb at Peninsula Reserve. YCW had Matthew Black to thank for their strong start, as he passed his half century on his way to 59 runs before being caught out. The YCW middle order also contributed well, as they put together a defendable total of 5/158. Although Frankston may have felt good about defending 158, Tyabb opener Aaron Edwards quickly put a

dagger through their hearts by posting a dominant innings of 85 runs. He hit three sixes, and was helped by a handy 27 runs from his opening partner. Sam Fulton finally claimed Edwards’ wicket but the damage was done, as Tyabb claimed the win by eight wickets. Carrum Downs faced off a challenge from Boneo to claim a strong win to kick off their season. Adam Mikkelson got things started on the right foot for his side, contributing 45 runs with six fours. Carrum Downs’ middle order performed well as they finished at 9/148 after 40 overs. Boneo struggled to keep touch with Carrum Downs’ run rate, and were losing wickets at a rapid rate. David Dervan and Chris Moloney were the best performers with ball in hand, with figures of 4/20 and 3/18 respectively. Boneo lost the match after being bowled out for 117. Balnarring pulled off a masterstroke against Rye by sending them in to bat, as they quickly ran through them. Only two Rye batsmen reached double digits, as their side was left all out for 81. Balnarring then made easy work of chasing down the run total, claiming the win with 9 wickets in hand. Tootgarook’s decision to send Skye in to bat also proved smart, as Skye struggled badly. Captain and opening batsman Clint

MT ELIZA and Pearcedale battled it out in a thrilling matchup at Emil Madsen Reserve on Saturday 6 October. Mt Eliza won the toss and elected to bat first, and that would prove to be a wise choice. Tim Clarke quickly got his eye in, and went on to post a massive total. He reached a well earned century before being caught out for 124. His opening partner and first drop didn’t help his cause though, as they were both dismissed for a total of 1. Mt Eliza’s middle order played their part, as they clawed their way to an impressive target of 4/218. Pearcedale would have to be on top of their game to get close, but they had an opening weapon of their own. Joshua Swainston showed Mt Eliza that his side wouldn’t take the loss lying down, as he had a brilliant knock of 101 runs. His dismissal put his sides’ chances in doubt, but they eventually held on to claim the winning runs off the final delivery of the day to get a narrow 3 wicket win. Langwarrin took on Baxter in their opening clash for the season, with Baxter choosing to bat first. Baxter’s top order all performed serviceably, but run rate became an issue as the afternoon went on. Leigh Paterson conceded just 9 runs from his 8 overs to frustrate Baxter and limit them to a final total of 7/142. Langwarrin made short work of that total upon coming in to bat, with a 127 run partnership between Thomas Hussey and Taylor Smith helping Baxter claim a thumping nine wicket win. Mornington played host to Peninsula OB at Baxter Park, with both sides keen to claim a victory to get their seasons started off the right way. Peninsula OB won the toss and elected to bat, with their no.3 batsman Wade Pelzer putting on a 58 run show before a frustrating run out. Mornington cycled through their bowlers, with Glenn Wood’s 2/21 off 7 overs being the most impressive. Peninsula OB had performers across their entire side, as they finished at an impressive 8/213. Mornington came in to bat with a big target to chase, and run rate proved to be the biggest issue. Wickets were not falling too quickly, but Mornington were not scoring fast enough. Benjamin Clements contributed 61 runs, but his side’s total of 146 was not enough. The final match of the round pitted Flinders against Sorrento in what would prove to be a one sided affair. Sorrento’s Jake Wood, who would finish with figures of 3/11, tore through Flinders’ top order and left them reeling at 3/9. Flinders finished up at all out for 75, a total which Sorrento chased in just 21 overs. Jedd Falck’s 31 runs was Sorrento’s highest total in their simple run chase.

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By Craig MacKenzie SKYE United, Baxter, Peninsula Strikers and Southern United have announced their senior coaches for the 2019 season. Skye appointed former Langwarrin midfielder Phil McGuinness last weekend. Peninsula Strikers announced last Wednesday that former Frankston Pines and recent Knox City coach Danny Verdun was taking over and the following day Baxter announced that George Hughes had been appointed as head coach. Southern United announced the appointment of Washington Castillo as senior coach last Friday. McGuinness is a former Skye player and assistant coach who joined the club after playing with Langwarrin and coaching the reserves at Lawton Park to the 2014 championship. His assistant is former Old Scotch player Stephen Duffy who has coached Glen Waverley. Skye held its presentation night last Friday and Daniel Walsh and Daniel Attard tied for senior best and fairest with Caleb Nicholes winning the senior Golden Boot award. Frank Dimu was best and fairest in the reserves with Mikey Turner runner-up while Luke Camerota won the Golden Boot. The senior women’s best and fairest was Sarah Maslen with Saskia Dekker runner-up. Senna Evans won the players’ player of the year award and the Golden Boot winner was Madison Brooks. Jayde Moore won the reserves women’s best and fairest and runner-up was Kerrie Thornhill. The reserves players’ player of the year was Christine Travaglia while Amy Smith won the Golden Boot award. At Baxter Hughes used a PowerPoint presentation to the committee to outline a three-year plan to take the club into the higher divisions and create an attractive development pathway for its juniors. “The club is ambitious and so am I,” Hughes said. “They’ve got a good club with good facilities and a good junior set-up. “I’m hoping to bring in some young quality players who want to play first team football and my goal is simple – I want to win the league next year.” Hughes is the last man to win a championship with Strikers – a feat he achieved in the 2007 season. Verdun has won titles with Pines and

Signed, sealed and delivered: Former Baxter coach Roy Kilner (left) welcomes George Hughes. At right is Skye United vicepresident Stuart Lawrence with Phil McGuinness.

Knox and along with his assistant Neil Standish jumped at the chance to work at Centenary Park. “I was very impressed with Trevor Johnston and the committee and their plans for the club,” Verdun said. “Their passion to take the club forward matches what we want to do as coaches.” Verdun has become the pied piper of State League soccer with a core group of players following him from club to club and it will be no surprise if Michael Hoogendyk, Grant Lane, Paul McEvoy, Jordan Avraham, Nick Giannopoulos, Kyle Crawford and Colin McCormack are among an influx of new players for the upcoming season. Striker Matthew Hames won’t join that group as he is due to go to the UK in December to work as a teacher. Verdun will hold a players’ meeting at Centenary Park on Thursday 1 November. Pre-season training starts on Tuesday 11 December for a fortnight before the Christmas break and will resume on Tuesday 8 January. Strikers already have arranged two pre-season friendlies with Wednesday 23 January pencilled in for a match

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at Centenary Park against NPL outfit Kingston City starting at 7pm. On Saturday 9 February Strikers will play Collingwood City at Centenary Park at 4pm and 6pm. Castillo takes over as Southern’s senior coach from Aaron Myatt who rejected an offer to coach the under19s leaving Debbie Nichols and Emma Bracken as the club’s remaining foundation coaches. Castillo joined the academy at famous Uruguayan outfit Nacional as a 12-year-old and spent a season in second division with Rentista before migrating to Australia in 1979. He has been involved as a development coach at Endeavour United working with both boys and girls and has coached Laverton Park’s senior women’s team. He also has coached at Casey Comets (then Cranbourne) and was in charge of the under-16 boys at Skye United this year. In 2010 Castillo returned to Uruguay and attended a 40-day youth development course under the supervision of world renowned Uruguayan coach Óscar Tabárez. Southern technical director Harry

Chalkitis is expected to conduct interviews this week with candidates for the under-19 job. In NPL2 news Langwarrin has been linked with moves for Kostas and Chris Droutsas from Eastern Lions and David Stirton from Dandenong City. The Droutsas brothers played pivotal roles in Eastern Lions’ third-placed finish last season while Stirton was Dandenong City’s second top scorer. Former Bentleigh Greens, Hume City and current Oakleigh Cannons midfielder Wayne Wallace has also been mentioned as a Langy target. However the Lawton Park club could have a battle on its hands retaining striker John Kuol who is firmly on Dandenong City’s radar. The word is that Langy head coach Scott Miller’s phone has been running hot recently and pre-season training is expected to be highly competitive. One possible hiccup in the club’s preparations is doubt about Connor Belger’s return from his native England. Meanwhile Matt Morris-Thomas is expected to be re-appointed senior coach of Seaford United as soon as a

new committee is elected at the club’s upcoming AGM. The club finished in the relegation zone in State 3 South-East but has been in contact with FFV regarding any possible knock-on effect of Morwell Pegasus withdrawing from State 1 competition during last season. It’s understood that FFV told Seaford that its fate remains uncertain. Morwell is believed to have applied for a spot in State 2 South-East but FFV may decide to only accept the club into a much lower league. Irrespective of the outcome MorrisThomas anticipates quite a few new faces at North Seaford Reserve next season. “The most important thing is to stop the club from sliding any further down the leagues,” Morris-Thomas said. “I’ll definitely be trying to recruit players and I’m expecting a pretty big turnover in the first team squad.” In other news Mark Pagliarulo has signed for Somerville Eagles and the big Scottish striker is delighted with his move. “I went for a wee chat and a pint and after hearing about the new players coming in and what they have planned I was blown away,” Pagliarulo said. “I’ve also got the opportunity to help Stan (Packer) with the academy they’re trying to set up so I will still do a bit of coaching.” “Pags” coached Bulleen’s NPL under-15s this year and came out of retirement late last season to help Baxter in its successful fight to avoid relegation. He lacks little in confidence and is looking forward to linking with Somerville player-coach David Greening and Louis Griffiths up front. “You can interview me when I steal Greening’s Golden Boot at the title party,” Pagliarulo added. Frankston Pines will hold an extraordinary AGM on Thursday after failing to elect an executive committee at its AGM two weeks ago and Hamdija “Boz” Osmancevic is expected to again contest the presidency. Osmancevic was the only candidate for the role at the recent AGM and was duly elected but later stood down amid argument over the club’s future and his management plans. This time however he is expected to have a rival for the top job. Current vice-president Steve Spencer confirmed last weekend that former vice-president Daniel Plaiche would stand and the pair were due to meet as we went to print.

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Freedman’s sprinters star in Premiere “They are easy horses to travel and both have done a bit of that,” Freedman said. “Now it’s just a question of keeping them up to the mark over the next two weeks. “I think the track may have been a bit firm for Shoals so a bit of rain between now and the race would suit her.” Assistant trainer Sam Freedman was also full of praise following the pairs run. “He (Santa Ana Lane) was fantastic, it was great ride by Benny (Melham), he knows the horse so well,” he said.

FREEDMAN Racing’s star sprinters, Shoals and Santa Ana Lane, are right on target for the $13 million The Everest after running the quinella in the Group Two Premiere Stakes at Randwick on Saturday 29 October. Santa Ana Lane (first) and Shoals (second) left several Everest competitors in their wake, including last year’s Everest winner Redzel, after scorching the turf to run a track record of 1.07.45s. Mornington-based trainer Anthony Freedman said it will just be about keeping them at their peak for the feature event on Saturday 13 October.

“I thought he was going to run out of time, I thought they were going to get away from him, but fortunately he’s got her right on the line. “Santa we’ll just keep him happy now, he’s probably right where we need him to be, Shoals probably had a little bit of improvement to come, she’ll come on for that and both will be right where we need them to be in two weeks’ time.” Ben Triandafillou Record time: Santa Ana Lane takes out the Group Two Premiere Stakes at Randwick to set a new track record. Picture: Supplied

Peninsula boxers land another blow PENINSULA Boxers, Rueben Higgins and Bailey Seabourne, have walked away with two dominant victories at the Reggio Calabria Club on Sunday 16 September. Seabourne made it a winning return to the sport after having more than two years out of the ring. In his first time fighting as an elite boxer and under his new head coach Marcos Amado, Seabourne rose two weight divisions and easily accounted for his opposition, giving him a standing eight count before claiming the victory via technical knockout in the final round. Peninsula Boxing head coach Marcos Amado said it was great to see Seabourne return a winner. “He was given the option to return to boxing and he didn’t want to be anywhere else,” Amado said. “He’s set to represent Victoria in the 56kg division but he ended up going to the 64kg division to find a fight and he still stopped his opponent convincingly. “It had been hard to find him an opponent as he’s very experienced, a two time national champ, and everyone was just reluctant to get in the ring with him. “His win will probably make it even harder now to get a fight unfortunately, but he’s on the way up.” Rueben Higgins also claimed a hard fought victory over a tough opponent. Amado said for a boxer of only three fights experience, he looked far more seasoned.

Successful night: Rueben Higgins enjoys his victory at the Reggio Calabria Club with Scott McDonald, brother Lochie Higgins and coach Marcos Amado. Picture: Supplied

“He’s undefeated since making his comeback.” Higgins then backed up his victory on Saturday 22 September in Tasmania alongside fellow Peninsula boxers, Christine Ng and April Franks.

Franks was first in the ring against a Tasmanian favourite and despite putting in a dominant performance, the final decision didn’t go her way. Franks was further awarded as the most outstanding female fighter for

her performance. Amado was in disbelief following the split decision. “What can I say apart from we won but didn’t get the decision,” he said. “I hate losing like this as it strips

her of all the hard work that has gone into the preparation but we will move forward and use this as another motivation to work harder at our goals. “Hopefully we’ll meet the same opponent on neutral ground down the track.” Higgins backed-up his victory the week prior, with another dominant display of controlled aggression against a man nine years his senior. He made sure the decision was left beyond doubt. Higgins gave two separate eight counts and forced his opponent to retire after only a minute and a half into the opening round. Amado said Higgins was adamant that it wouldn’t last the distance and that it wouldn’t come down to a final decision. “It’s very rare for someone to retire like that with all the padding on the helmets and gloves at that level,” he said. “It really showed how dominant he was on the night.” Christine Ng also entered the ring in an exhibition fight. Amado said she looked composed and much improved throughout the bout. “It was good for her to get in the ring with no pressure and just focus on the experience,” he said. “It would have helped her work on her nerves and ring craft to take into the ring next outing.” Ben Triandafillou



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