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Flagged with fans: Entertainer Wendy Stapleton gathered a few fans when she was an ambassador at last year’s Australia Day activities at Hastings.

AUSTRALIA Day at Hastings begins with free food on the foreshore, courtesy of economically challenged steelmaker BlueScope. The “brunch” will be followed by official ceremonies and an address by Blue Ribbon Foundation CEO Neil Soullier. The foundation perpetuates the memory of members of Victoria Police killed in the line of duty by supporting community projects in Victoria. Mr Soullier helped form the Tynan-Eyre Memorial Foundation, which later became the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation. The event is coordinated by Western Port Festival on behalf of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Australia Day Committee with the theme ‘Recognising Our Heroes’. The Australian flag will be raised and the national anthem sung at 11am. Other Australia Day activities on the foreshore: Free live music 10am-1pm. Hastings Western Port Historical Society Open Day, Marine Pde 11.30-3pm. Invitation fours competition, Hastings Bowls Club, from 10am. Free afternoon melodies, afternoon tea, live old-time and singalong music at the Hastings Club, 2-4pm. Courtesy bus available. Bookings: 5979 1740. To find out what is happening in Hastings visit www.westernportfestival.org.au, www.mornpen.vic. gov.au or call 1300 850 600.

Tyabb mooted as third airport By Mike Hast THE idea of a third airport for Melbourne is back on the agenda, and Tyabb airfield is among locations proposed by the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry. VECCI chief executive Mark Stone was reported in a weekend newspaper saying Melbourne would need an airport in the south-east to cope with growing demand, traffic congestion, and the expansion of the Port of Hastings. Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine, north of the city, would stay the main airport, and Avalon near Geelong would service the western part of greater Melbourne. Locations in the south-east could include Tooradin, Tyabb and South

Gippsland, Mr Stone said. But the owner of Tyabb airfield, Peninsula Aero Club, says it is not interested in the VECCI proposal. The airfield, known as the Mornington Peninsula Airport at Tyabb, is 50 years old this year. Aero club president Peter Bernardi said the club had not been consulted by VECCI. “We’re not interested; there are no facilities and not enough land to expand,” he told The News. “We’re an aero club and we’re doing well; looking forward to our air show on Sunday 4 March to celebrate our 50th anniversary.” Mr Bernardi said the idea of an airport in the Tooradin area made more sense.

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“The air force had a satellite field near Koo Wee Rup during the Second World War and you can still see the landing strip from the air,” he said. Tyabb resident David Chalke, a neighbour of the airfield who has been critical of noise, and alleged low flying and safety breaches over the years, said the VECCI proposal for Tyabb was “complete nonsense”. “I am surprised that VECCI should be promulgating such ill-informed tosh,” he said. “Melbourne already has four fully fledged airports licensed by Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Tullamarine, Avalon, Essendon and Moorabbin. “The first two have considerable scope to increase their capacity. “The only reason Tullamarine is in-

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convenient for people in the south-east of Melbourne is the appalling road and rail links. Fix those, and Tullamarine is less than an hour away from even the most southerly suburbs.” VECCI says Tooradin would be a preferred site for a new airport for regional and domestic services. The small town at the top of Western Port has had an airfield for many years. Once called Harewood airport after the historic property Harewood, built in 1857 by Scotsman William Lyall, it is owned by Glen Balas of Tooradin and leased to Gary Morrison. The Balas family started a flying school at Tooradin in the 1970s. Mr Balas and Mr Morrison told a City of Casey local newspaper late last year they had not been approached



about the VECCI proposal. Mr Morrison, who operates helicopters at Tooradin, said he supported the idea in principle. A Tooradin airport would serve the Mornington Peninsula and south-east, he said. The 1000-metre runway would need to be extended by at least 500 metres. The VECCI proposal brings memories of earlier failed attempts to get an airport in the south-east. In the 1960s, when the Bolte Liberal government earmarked Western Port as the site for heavy industry and a so-called deep-water port, a proposal was floated to establish an airport on French Island. In the 1980s it was suggested an airport by built on Manks Rd at Dalmore, north of Tooradin.

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2012 set for big year for News WELCOME to 2012, a year packed with promise for you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our readers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the rapidly expanding Mornington Peninsula News Group, publisher of the Western Port News. For the Mornington Peninsula, it will be a year of change, a year in which a new council will be elected via a new electoral system â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a system that will prevail for a dozen years. We will bring you all the news that emerges from this highly significant change: news of new council candidates, news of the incumbent councillors, and news of developments elsewhere within the shire bureaucracy. We pride ourselves on our news coverage on hard issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and on the offbeat news, gossip and quirkiness of our columnists, The Western Port Whisperer, The Emu, Stuart McCullough and Cliff Ellen (A Grain of Salt). Part of a newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job is to hold government, and others, to account: a distinguished editor of The Age, Creighton Burns, once described his task as â&#x20AC;&#x153;afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflictedâ&#x20AC;?. We will continue to scrutinise local government and report to you, the shire councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;shareholders and revenue providersâ&#x20AC;?, on its performance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether excellent, good, indifferent or bad. You deserve and need to know how the shire is spending your rates. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also keep an eye on other levels of government when it comes to peninsula issues. Other significant prospects for peninsula residents, and visitors, are the proposed massive port development at Hastings and the ever-extend-

ing ribbon of freeway, Peninsula Link, scheduled to open early next year, bringing Melbourne, especially its eastern suburbs, closer to our beaches, wineries and other attractions. Will these developments be beneficial, or will our beautiful, scenic peninsula become overcrowded, overdeveloped and unattractive? How do we balance development with maintenance of that which makes the peninsula so beautiful? This is a discussion that has barely begun. Places with much in common with the peninsula, such as the Adelaide Hills and Noosa, are tackling similar issues, with varying degrees of success. We will encourage, and report on, matters such as these. Finally, a word of quiet pride about us. The Mornington Peninsula News Group sprang to life almost spontaneously to fill a gap in the market largely neglected by our rivals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the dissemination of real news, written by profes-

sionals with real local knowledge, beholden to no advertisers but welcoming their support, and dedicated to real and meaningful issues such as those mentioned. All four of our publications are now fortnightly. We are sought out and complained to when readers canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a copy. Print runs are being increased to meet demand. You can also read our papers online at www.mpnews.com.au As one peninsula media veteran told us: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have quite a novel approach for local publishers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you actually believe local newspapers should deliver news.â&#x20AC;? To our readers and advertisers, thank you. Long may you continue to support us. Long may we continue providing what you want. We wish you all a safe and happy 2012. Cameron McCullough, publisher

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Fire safety left out in the cold By David Harrison BALNARRING, Red Hill and McCrae will have no Neighbourhood Safer Place this bushfire season because of council decisions. A Mornington Peninsula Shire fire management committee meeting on 3 October endorsed Balnarring and McCrae as so-called NSPs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; three days after the statutory deadline to have council approval for them had passed. The fire committee described Balnarring shopping centre and McCrae Plaza as â&#x20AC;&#x153;fairly low bushfire riskâ&#x20AC;? and therefore suitable. Balnarring and McCrae are likely to be formally designated by the council as NSPs in winter. Red Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s large, two-oval recreation reserve, site of the famous Red Hill market, was refused endorsement as a NSP despite a shire pledge to provide one either at the reserve or elsewhere in Red Hill. It was refused because its top oval â&#x20AC;&#x201C; less than 20 per cent of its area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is used as an emergency staging area by the CFA and other agencies. Allowing it to be used as a NSP could create â&#x20AC;&#x153;traffic management issuesâ&#x20AC;?, the committee ruled unanimously. The committee decision was an about-face on a shire promise made more than a year ago. On 8 November 2010, in answer to a question from this writer at a council meeting, the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of sustainable infrastructure, Alex Atkins, told councillors that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Hill is one of those areas where a Neighbourhood

Safer Place will be designated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not necessarily at the sports reserve, but could well beâ&#x20AC;?. Despite this unambiguous public statement, the meeting minutes recorded his response as â&#x20AC;&#x153;... a Neighbourhood Safer Place in Red Hill will be considered by the officersâ&#x20AC;?. Red Hill Recreation Reserve was previously approved twice in the three-stage designation process, but was later knocked back when the CFA strongly opposed sharing the 20-hectare site with residents. The minutes of the Mornington Peninsula Fire Management Planning Committee meeting on 3 October reveal municipal fire prevention officer Damien Taylor stated that the shire feared that four-wheel drives towing â&#x20AC;&#x153;horse floats, etcâ&#x20AC;? would put an â&#x20AC;&#x153;extra loadâ&#x20AC;? on police dealing with traffic at the reserve if it were a NSP. The minutes record Mr Taylor saying police â&#x20AC;&#x153;have a priority to guard CFAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s securityâ&#x20AC;? and that they are required â&#x20AC;&#x153;to look after pets at relief centres. If you get people that decide that their [bushfire plan] doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t workâ&#x20AC;? they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;going to bring their animals there and they have to be dealt withâ&#x20AC;?. Mr Taylor then moved the Red Hill reserve be rejected as a NSP. He had been recorded in the minutes as stating earlier: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been told to put forward to this committee for a decision [sic].â&#x20AC;? In an email to this writer, Mr Taylor referred to the minutes, stating they â&#x20AC;&#x153;are not an accurate reflection of the meetingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discussionâ&#x20AC;?.

The mayor, Frank Martin, who is also Red Hill Ward councillor, said the â&#x20AC;&#x153;stance had been takenâ&#x20AC;? by CFA and Victoria Police not to permit the reserve to be used as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;place of last resortâ&#x20AC;?. This had put the decision â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s controlâ&#x20AC;?, he wrote in an email. Earlier, in a letter to this writer, who was acting on behalf of Red Hill Community Action group, bushfire committee chair John Francis of the CFA wrote that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whilst the Shire was notified that the site was deemed compliant, the Council is then required to consult with other agencies and stakeholders, including the CFA as part of the approval processes before a final decision is made.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;... It was the unanimous decision of the voting delegates [to refuse endorsement to the reserveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] Top Oval...â&#x20AC;? Mr Francisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter made no mention of whether the rest of the reserve could be used by residents. His reasons for refusing NSP status were: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The site is already an identified Emergency Services Staging Area; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Identifying the site as an NSP will cause traffic management issues; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messaging to the Red Hill residents should be targeted at leaving early and away from the high bushfire risk area, not staying in the township and relying on the NSP as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Contingencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or bushfire plan.â&#x20AC;? On 12 December 2010, responding

to a further question from this writer, the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of sustainable environment, Stephen Chapple, stated: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Neighbourhood Safer Place is a place of last resort, when all other plans have failed. NSPs may still be subject to ember attack and do not guarantee safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are not relief centres. There are limited facilities and no support or services are provided. They are not places to relocate when leaving early. A very helpful website for further information is saferplaces.cfa.vic.gov. au.â&#x20AC;? Endorsed NSPs are Blairgowrie, Dromana, Flinders, Mt Eliza, Mt Martha, Portsea, Rosebud, Tootgarook, Rye and Sorrento.

Museum open on Australia Day HASTINGS-Western Port Historical Society opens its museum in Hastings from 10.30am-2.30pm on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January. Shirley Davies of the society said it was a chance to see exhibitions and artefacts on display. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork of Hastings is on show,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always commanding attention at the museum is the 40 pounder Armstrong Gun that was part of the Ham and Beef Battery of Hastings, formed as a defence force to protect the area from being invaded by hostile powers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history is well covered by a large display of scrapbooks.â&#x20AC;? The museum precinct is on the corner of Marine Pde and Skinner St. Entry is by gold coin donation.

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Farewell to organist, orchardist Essie Judd By Peter McCullough NINETY-eight-year-old Esther Alice (“Essie”) Judd, a long-time Tyabb resident, died on 21 December. Her funeral was held in St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Somerville on the following Friday. The service in the packed church was conducted by Reverend Claudia Mauracher who gave the eulogy, on which this obituary is based. Essie was born in Castlemaine on 22 May 1913 to Waldo and Rose Shepard. Her father worked as an engineer in coolstores and the family moved a number of times depending on Waldo’s work location. Essie’s early years were spent in Alexandra, Red Hill and then Tyabb where, at age 19, she met Ray Judd at a dance. The Shepard family then moved to Doncaster but, after a long courtship, Ray and Essie were married at Box Hill in 1940. They began married life on the Judd family property in Jones Rd, Tyabb. The 26-acre (10.5-hectare) orchard had been purchased by Ray’s father, Harry, when the family moved to the area from Mentone when Ray was about six. As well as growing apples and pears, Ray supplemented the family income by working at the Tyabb coolstore. Essie and Ray had three sons -Richard, Bryon and Trevor -- and, with other young mothers of the area, Essie enjoyed a game of tennis, with each mum taking their turn to look after the children.

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certained. Essie’s musical talents were put to good use and, apart from her role as church organist, she also accompanied the Somerville Choir. Another talent that often attracted comment was her excellent handwriting. In later years Ray tried to get Essie interested in bowls at the Somerville club. She loved a chat and the social side even if the game didn’t interest her much. On the way home she would have to ask Ray who had won the games they had played in. For 70 years Essie raised her fam-

ily and lived on the Jones Rd property. About 30 years ago, 25 acres (10ha) was sold and a new house was built on the remaining acre. She stayed in the house for 12 years after Ray’s death and her final 15 months were spent at Somercare in Somerville. Essie is survived by her three sons, their wives Lorraine, Jeanette and Jane, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy (“Tuppy”), is also left to mourn her loss, and a brother, Herbert, predeceased her.


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On stage: Entertaining at Shoreham Tennis Club’s Under the Tree festival are, from left, keyboardist Julian Cairns, an unnamed tambourine player, Scott Halligan on drums (obscured), guitarists Gary Jones and Stephen Mellican, and vocalist Jenny Jones.

Playing for a good court PLAYERS took to the courts and the stage on Sunday when more than 200 people turned up for Shoreham Tennis Club’s annual Under the Tree festival of tennis, music and art. While players of all ages filled the courts for social play, peninsula artists displayed paintings and sculptures,

and musicians entertained under the tree. A barbecue and peninsula wines, cakes and chocolates added to the day. “Local musicians and artists offer their talent to make this wonderful day a fantastic fundraiser for our tennis club,” tennis club president Gary Jones said.

“We are seeking more members for the club particularly from the younger generation and our new coach Dan Donelly starts here in February on Sunday mornings.” To join Shoreham Tennis Club call Mr Jones on 0417 553 446.

Australia Day fun run is for heroes ELITE runner Karen Barlow says the Mornington Peninsula’s Australia Day fun run is getting bigger every year. She also loves the entertainment and free barbecue for the entrants. This year’s 10-kilometre run is from the Coast Guard headquarters at Safety Beach to the Village Green at Rosebud. There are many prizes and medals for all contestants, and the first 1000 pre-registered entrants receive an Australian-made singlet. There are also prizes for runners who

dress up in keeping with the theme of ‘Recognising Our Heroes’. The run starts at 8.30am on Thursday 26 January and competitors can enter online until 10pm on 25 January at www.ausdayfunrun.com.au or at the Village Green 4-7pm on 25 January. A six-kilometre combined run and walk for children and adults starts at 9am from the scout hall near Dromana pier. Registrations will be taken on the day before the start of each event.

The fun run follows the Bay Trail with breakfast and free activities available at the finish. The cost of entering the fun run is $35 for adults, $25 for under-13 and under-16 entrants and $100 for a family of two adults and two children. Registrations can be made online, at Mornington Peninsula Shire offices or by post to PO Box 2260 Rosebud Plaza 3939. For details call 1300 850 600 or visit www.mornpen.vic.gov.au

MORNINGTON Peninsula’s mayor, Cr Frank Martin, has assured Shoreham residents their views will be taken into account if the council considers any applications to develop key sites now occupied by the post office and a former general store. Both sites are owned by their former mortgagees, the overseas-based Sialaka Group. Uncertainty over the future of the sites in Byrnes and Cliff roads saw the Shoreham Community Association form a taskforce to negotiate with Sialaka and the council to ensure any developments are “reasonable, [and] be referred back to the community for consideration and comment”. An association meeting on 8 January reaffirmed its wishes for the taskforce to continue its role as well as well as endorsing the taskforce “to communicate with any future investor and/or developer regarding the two sites in the event Sialaka Group Ltd sells, subdivides or otherwise disposes of either or both sites”. Cr Martin reassured the meeting that the association’s views would be taken into account. Underground fuel tanks at both sites could be a costly problem for developers, although taskforce member Leo Maher said council had allowed tanks to be left in the ground elsewhere. “The bottom line is that if these tanks can be dealt with in situ, left in place and rendered safe in compliance with Shire and EPA requirements, the permit applications will probably go ahead,” Mr Maher said. “If they have to be removed as a condition of permits, the mortgagee is unlikely to proceed. Should that occur, the two sites will go nowhere, the buildings will continue to deteriorate and the rabbit and blackberry populations will increase. “This situation, while perhaps un-

palatable from our point of view, simply reflects the financial realities of a failed investment by an offshore mortgagee. “An investment of $3.5 million in properties worth less that 50 per cent of that amount. The mortgagee’s problem certainly – unwise some would say, stupid some might say – but persuading that investor to put in more money: easier to chase a first innings deficit of 450 runs.” Trevor Sammells, who convened the taskforce, showed drawings that proposed a U-shaped shopping complex around a paved courtyard facing Cliff Rd on the post office site, and holiday apartments with a six-metre landscaped setback from Byrnes Rd on the general store site. He said it was “intended that at least two of the shops will be a store and post office”. Mr Sammells said Sialaka had taken over the two sites following the bankruptcy of Shoreham Apartments Pty Ltd. The company was placed in administration owing $4.3 million to several creditors of which Sialaka was the biggest, being owed $3.6m. “Sialaka is a financing syndicate of five people. It is a company registered in the British Virgin Islands,” Mr Sammells said. “The spokesperson is an Australian, John Price, who lives permanently in Bangkok. His Australian contact is Gordon Hamilton, who lives near Shepparton.”

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Autism performance SILVERS Circus is staging a Circus Day for Autism on Saturday 21 January. The show, which starts at 1pm, will raise money to help children on the Mornington Peninsula and raise awareness about autism and the difficulties faced by families. Bookings can be made through Michael Robertson on 0409 165536 or Martin Wyatt 0407 500158. Tickets can also be bought on the day. Silvers Circus is at the Bata Shoe companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s site in Nepean Highway, Mornington.

More police THE Mornington Peninsula and Frankston will get 29 more police officers, the state government announced last Wednesday. Police Minister Peter Ryan said an extra 275 police would be allocated to 21 divisions in four police regions by 30 June. The peninsula and Frankston are part of Southern Metro region, which would get 64 officers. Mornington MP David Morris welcomed the announcement, saying the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula police divisions had received the biggest increase in the region. The government has promise to provide 1700 additional so-called frontline police by November 2014.

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No divine intervention on costly car crash SOME time during the night of Sunday 18 December, an out-of-control car crashed into the south wall of the Hastings Uniting Church, which is on Hodgins Rd. The identity of the driver remains a mystery. Although the damage to the fence was noticed the following day, the structural damage was obscured by plants, and it was not until the Wednesday that

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By Keith Platt HAPPINESS may have been a warm gun for John Lennon, but it’s an emotion infinitely more elusive than a song lyric for the social scientist. Not personal happiness, mind you, but the happiness of a whole population is a formidable quarry to flush out. David Chalke spends his life looking over his shoulder or, more accurately, he’s looking over all our shoulders to gauge our collective happiness, among many other emotions and attitudes. Chalke is not peering backwards from wariness or nostalgia, but because he wants to know what the future holds. As a social scientist, he believes knowing how we have reacted to situations and events can be interpreted as data and mapped to show where we are going. Simply, David Chalke spends a big chunk of his life looking for trends. Besides happiness and satisfaction, Chalke tracks isms: ‘Feminism’, ‘Economic Rationalism’, ‘Environmentalism’ and ‘New Ageism’. The answers on which his graphs and predictions are based come from a prodigious questionnaire filled out each year by 2000 randomly chosen Australian residents. The AustraliaSCAN survey is described as “a unique, independent, cultural change monitor providing a view of Australians and how they are changing”. Chalke says the survey began in 1992 and is completed using a mix of face-to-face interviews

and self-completion. The methodology is tailored to meeting the tricky task of measuring culture. Its results can be used to provide large and small businesses with an understanding of how Australian society is changing, what the established and emerging cultural trends are, and how they are manifesting themselves in a particular category.

Plans for a carbon tax had created “a lot of debate and we tease out the difference between resentment to the tax and the prime minister’s having fibbed about introducing it”. David Chalke

Chalke’s Mornington Peninsula-based Strategy Planning Group is a freelance market research company working with Quantum Market Research, which owns AustraliaSCAN.

A graduate in medical science, Chalke says his early work as an epidemiologist in Britain involved tracking the spread of disease through human populations. This included the resurgence of TB in Asia, Iraq and Iran. His thesis was based on the transmission of pathogens through frozen foods “It was all good training for the kind of work I’m now doing as a social scientist,” he says. He came to Australia in the mid-1970s and fell into advertising planning, becoming planning director at McCann Erickson in Melbourne In 1992 he was a part-owner of AustraliaSCAN with Quantum Market Research when they started monitoring cultural change. Quantum was eventually bought out by another company, which also bought Chalke’s AustraliaSCAN product. These days Quantum is one of his major clients. Chalke said AustraliaSCAN “works across cultures”. His analysis of trends incorporates the impacts of external forces – economical, technological, political, environmental (climatic and seasonal) and demographical. It is “easy to get a handle”, but culture is more difficult and is a knowledge gap that he “quantifies to find and measure the missing bits”. “I’m a specialist in social and cultural change, not product testing or advertisements, purely U and A – usage and attitude,” Chalke says. “Areas associated with cultural change are always a strategic focus.

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Themes for 2012 A COMBINATION of uncertainty about the future, relearned prudence and a reappraisal of what is really important in people’s lives has set the mood for 2012, says David Chalke. “As Australians sail into the new year, the orders from the bridge are ‘Slow ahead together, wheel amidships, check the watertight doors and double the lookouts’.” Theme 1. Smarter shopping: Everything is now negotiable and can be traded. New versus used, in-store versus online, durable quality versus cheap disposable, decision versus delay. All businesses will need to review their business model to ensure that they are flexible enough to cope with the evolving market place. Theme 2. Apps with everything: This year will see most Australians owning a smart phone. The internet, which has disrupted so many markets already, is set to take another great disruptive leap forward as it is liberated from the desktop. Any business without a good smart phone app will be at growing disadvantage. Theme 3. Familiar faces: With change accelerating and the choice fatigue setting in, there will be a premium on genuine expertise and trust in a familiar face. Keeping in touch with previous customers will secure the core of future business. Theme 4. Causes lost: Good causes will be put on the backburner. Matters of faith such as the environment will hold less sway and will be lost under the rising tide of practical considerations such as the cost of living. Appeals to people’s altruistic side will need a hardedged, pragmatic outcome to justify action, otherwise economics and self-interest will win out. Theme 5. Fun and games: The uncertainties of the outside world will sharpen further the focus on home, family and friends. At the same time the desire for entertainment and escapism will grow. From Wii Bobsleigh to speed Monopoly and ‘teapotting’ (similar to the planking craze except people hold a teapot pose), new forms of fun and games will be well received.

Futurist: David Chalke starts each year with a look at social trends.

“We interview 2000 people in their homes each year, making sure they’re a random sample of the adult population. “Thirty per cent of questions are done face to face and they are paid $50 to complete the questionnaire. Everybody likes to express their opinion and this is a guide for government and business. “It is a measurement of social values, attitudes and beliefs. Subjects come and go, like gay marriage, nuclear power. “We have a huge 20-year database that includes opinions of 40,000 people; there are 10,000 data points recorded for every person.” Looking back over the years Chalke sees a “hole” where uranium mining has dropped away from being a current issue. “So much of what we assess as a hot issue eventually passes as white noise.” However, it seems such hot topics rarely change overall attitudes. Plans for a carbon tax had created “a lot of debate and we tease out the difference between resentment to the tax and the prime minister’s having fibbed about introducing it”. Chalke said while opinion polls showed 65 per cent of people were against a carbon tax, he believed the community was evenly split, with 15 per cent being upset at the fib not the tax. AustraliaSCAN is a subscription service and results are interpreted for specific businesses. “They want to know what’s coming up that is of interest to their business,” Chalke says. “Find out what attracts people to their competitors or diagnose why they like a particular product.” Chalke is the first to admit predicting trends is not an exact science and lists the November 2010 federal election as proof: “I was convinced Julia would romp in. Possibly I was wrong because AustraliaSCAN is an annual monitor. “Australia is essentially a Labor country, social democratic, with big interventionist governments that don’t mind spending. It’s Scandinavian style.” Chalke says Opposition leader Tony Abbott is not selling a strategic vision, but appears successful because prime minister Julia Gillard is preferred less. “There’s a horrible sense of unease and uncertainty in the community. Where are we going? There’s no light on the hill and an absence of leadership. “The Liberals are not putting forward any alter-

native hope but they’ll just keep kicking and slide into government. “The reality is nobody is enunciating a vision. Things are looking very shaky. People are not unhappy, just not happy.” Confusion also reigns when it comes to the Great Australian Dream. “The dream taps into all homes and families, but marriage is dying out, de facto is the one bit of Latin in everyday Australian speech. “Births are below replacement levels and material extravagance is not making us happy. “In 35 years the number of couples with children has more than halved and yet migrants are religious, conservative and will marry and have children. Catholics are coming out of southeast Asia and orthodox Muslims out of the Middle East.” Recorded high on the list of concerns is being in control of life: “We’re exhausted and there’s a sense of our lives falling out of control. “We want the government to fix everything, but we’re uneasy about disempowerment. “Nobody says this is rational; I wouldn’t have a job if it were.” An emerging social trend that has made Chalke “gleeful and surprised” are figures showing disquiet with the use of social media. “It may have a short turnaround because of privacy issues; employers check Facebook to see why someone is absent. “We have Facebook fatigue addiction and people give it away because it’s unnerving. Specific, very targeted networks appealing to certain types of people will replace it. “The intrusion of advertisements is also causing dropouts. “Give customers aspiration, inspiration and an option: roast lamb or sausages. Offer an option to trade down or trade up.” Chalke sees small business as being nimble and able to cope with changing circumstances. “Don’t wait for things to go back to normal – they never will. “Even if you remove uncertainties, the underlying tensions of uncertainty are still there. “Savings were negative in the early 2000s but now back up to 12 per cent of income, bingo, reemerged prudence.” His recipe for small business includes providing certainty on price and delivery. “Be authentic, not a flim flammer. Display your certificates; wear a tie if you’re an accountant.

Customers are looking for clues as to whether you can cut the mustard. “Have old values, but be modern and up-tospeed, show you have a business that’s underpinned by tradition and has basic values. “Engage, entertain. We celebrate little victories: send clients congratulations. If you don’t know about your clients’ successes, something’s wrong, because 80 per cent of business is from return clients. “It is critical to harness that, keep talking to existing customers, you’ll never hear about an opportunity unless you engage people. “Be positive, don’t share your worries or problems. Find solutions for uneasiness, small business has agility, knows its customers and can pull off things better than bigger businesses.” Chalke sees house prices “settling down slowly – similarly to what happened in Canada – until earnings and inflation catch up.

While house prices were too high, a floor was created by fewer being built and a migrant-led population increase. “House sizes are going down and conspicuous consumption is disappearing. It’s now: don’t look at me.” Chalke says the peninsula is divided economically, predicting “Hastings will do it tough until the port gets going, while the other side of the peninsula is continually booming for service industries because of the ageing population”. Away from economics, Chalke says it “seems incredible” but the young are tenaciously hanging onto their bit of the Great Australian Dream. “They have this sense of uber patriotism because of threats to the dream. It’s shown by the excessive celebration of Australia Day and Anzac Day and the flag. These things have massive support.” Courtesy BusinessTimes magazine www.businesstimes.net.au

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Men who stare at boats

Boat watch: Mornington Peninsula businessmen Matthew Gordon and Byron Miller want to take away the worry of owning a boat anchored in the bay or at a marina.

By Keith Platt FEW things can be as satisfying as standing at the helm, piloting your pride and joy out onto the water for a day. However, your pride can promote prejudice in others, drawing attention and attracting thieves and vandals. It can also cause a few headaches when the wind is blowing and you know your boat is on an exposed mooring. Then again, you might be at work dreaming about being at the helm and just want to have a peek at the real world outside. Matthew Gordon knows all of those feelings and along with boat builder Byron Miller has invented a multipurpose electronic surveillance device that can feed real time information and pictures back to a phone or computer. They call it The Smartboat System. Since buying a boat Gordon has felt the worries that come with leaving it unattended in the water. “When it’s blowing 40 knots you wonder if it’s on the beach or rocks,” he said. But now he can access a website that allows him to monitor an on-board camera or a variety of sensors that take regular readings of the amount of water in the bilge and can tell if the pump that keeps the level down is working. A GPS can track the boat’s movements if it breaks free from its mooring. Small enough to fit in the palm of his hand, Gordon says the electronic box is weatherproof and can be installed anywhere on board.

“Even if someone breaks in through the hatch, finds the security device and cuts all the leads, their picture will have already been taken and put on the net.” Sensors could also set off an alarm, but Gordon sees little value in this, as passersby are unlikely to swim out to investigate. But the sensors can turn on the bilge pump and switch on lights. The camera can take stills every 15 minutes and no information is stored in the device itself; all data is relayed immediately to a remote computer or smart phone anywhere there is reception. A security firm will be alerted to any break-in. On the Mornington Peninsula Gordon and Miller have teamed up with Telsec, a Sorrento security company, although this can be arranged with other companies anywhere in Australia. Buying and restoring his own 1961 vintage wooden-hulled boat set Gordon thinking about security, and dreaming about conditions aboard while he worked at his Dromana-based Solution One computer network business. Speaking with Miller, who was refitting the boat at his Rosebud shipyard, Peninsula Wooden Boats, Gordon realised other boat owners would be just as concerned as he was about their boats. “Wooden boats do leak, it’s par for the course,” Miller says. “We are really recognising the need to monitor the general health and wellbeing of a boat. “The SMS service [automatically generated by the The Smartboat System] can tell people when particular

thresholds have been reached, especially onboard water levels. “I’ve known three boats to partially sink because of stuffed floats in the bilge. Seagull feathers are bad for pumps.” A boat moored at Blairgowrie had collected “a bellyful of water” and needed a new fitout, leading to a $45,000 insurance claim and the loss of its use for an entire summer. The cost of The Smartboat System is $1000 with ongoing charges of $2 a day. Each unit is fitted with a SIM card and gets its own mobile number and has six sensors, although this number can be increased. “We can set as many alarms as you like,” Gordon says. “If the boat moves more than 10 metres or the battery gets below a certain level, the information will be relayed back. “This will work anywhere there is mobile phone coverage.” It has taken Gordon and Miller eight months to get their device to a marketing level. At the moment it stores information monitored over three months but this could be doubled if they use cloud computing. A provisional patent has been issued on the intellectual property. Several boats are now being monitored, – at Yaringa near Somerville, Sorrento, Blairgowrie and Queenscliff. For details about The Smartboat System, call 1300 289 044. Courtesy BusinessTimes magazine www.businesstimes.net.au

The Western Port Whisperer Christmas cracker THE rumour has been circulating that the VicRoads Christmas party bill may have been a little high last year, requiring urgent action to bring in some fast cash. Those who have been paying close attention over Christmas would have noted a very subtle, but potentially profitable change, in traffic conditions in Bittern. Heading south along Frankston-Flinders Rd, the 90km/h sign that used to sit near the Hendersons Rd intersection was removed, limiting the speed to 60 all the way down to the Bittern-Dromana Rd intersection, where the 90 restarted. The simple removal of this 90km/h sign was accompanied by no warnings as to changed speed zones ahead. Those who are creatures of habit, and without a very keen eye, have failed to notice the change. The Whisperer understands that it is a total coincidence that, after the removal of the sign, the relevant authorities have seen fit to park mobile speed cameras along this stretch of road. Obviously, The Whisperer would never suggest that this was just a cynical cash grab. That would be akin to showing no faith in the decency of those in charge at VicRoads who would have apparently snuck in this change. Indeed, now the festive season is over, the 90 sign has miraculously reappeared. Have we become safe drivers once more, or are the coffers suitably filled? Now does anybody out there know how The Whisperer could get an invite to this year’s Christmas party at VicRoads? It is sure to be a cracker. The phantom trimmer THE streets of Hastings are awash with whispers that a ‘phantom trimmer’ is sneaking around the streets trimming branches that overhang the footpath. Possibly performing his deeds in the dead of

night, repeated attempts by The Whisperer’s crack investigative team to assertain The Phantom’s identity have come to nothing. Whispers have been circulating in local watering holes (usually late in the evening) that The Phantom is actually invisible to the human eye, as one well-known local confessed to seeing an overhead branch being trimmed with no hand holding the trimmer. The local recanted his story the next day, but The Whisperer is suspicious that the person was under duress. A breakthrough was made last week when The Phantom appears to have broken a set of secateurs while plying his trade. They were immediately sealed, and sent to Whisperer HQ. The Whisperer keenly awaits the results of the DNA tests... Dangerous intersection WITH the sealing of Boes Rd in Hastings, and with the inevitable increase in traffic on the newly sealed road, the Boes Rd and Graydens Rd intersection has become an extremely dangerous one. The whisper is that there has been an average of one accident a week at the intersection, and surely a roundabout will be required to fix the problem. Oh, to be above the rules STILL bitter at Hastings’ defeat in the football last year at the hands of the silver-spooners from Sorrento, The Whisperer can’t help but be overly sensitive to goings on down there. There is a long-standing rule banning helicopters from landing willy-nilly on the peninsula, but it was swept under the carpet for the bluebloods for their little polo event in Portsea last Saturday. And, alas, the whisper was that rule wasn’t waived for just one helicopter, but for an entire fleet of avid polo fans who obviously couldn’t organise traditional means of transport. The Whisperer’s offer to saddle up the old Ford XF was politely declined. thewhisperer@y7mail.com

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It’s multi-councillor wards By Mike Hast THE Victorian Electoral Commission has recommended Mornington Peninsula Shire wards be cut from 11 to six. The 11-person council will be retained, but eight councillors will “share” three wards – all on the more densely populated Port Phillip side of the peninsula. The VEC proposal is a massive blow to the shire’s administration and sitting councillors. The shire ran an expensive and extensive campaign to retain single-councillor wards. The proposal is also a rebuff of the hard work done by shire CEO Dr Michael Kennedy, who led the successful move to change multi-councillor to single-person wards in 1999 when he first joined the shire. The much-anticipated VEC review into the electoral structure is a game

changer for council elections on Saturday 27 October. At the 2008 elections, six of the 11 wards were uncontested with many council watchers believing the strong positions of incumbent councillors led to a lack of candidates. For example, in Red Hill Ward, David Jarman announced his intention to not contest his seat at the last minute and current mayor Frank Martin walked into the job without having to face voters. The VEC’s final report was released at 2pm on Wednesday after months of intrigue and lobbying by ratepayers, councillors and council officers. It was originally meant to be released in early November, but was delayed when Electoral Commissioner Steve Tully decided extra time was needed to consider all submissions.

The VEC issued an “addendum report” and called for more submission by early December. The review of the shire’s structure received more submissions than any other municipality in Victoria, with an overwhelming number of people calling for multi-councillor wards. In a press release issued on Wednesday, Mr Tully stated the final report would now go to Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell, for her consideration. A minister has never changed a VEC recommendation. The shire will now have two threecouncillor wards, one two-councillor ward and three single-councillor wards (see map). Ward names also have been changed. Mr Tully said boundaries generally follow the existing structure; how-

ever, similar communities have been merged to create three multi-councillor wards to cover the urban population along the Port Phillip coast. “Single-councillor wards are retained in the less populated Western Port side of the shire,” he said. “A wide variety of views were put forward during the review. All information, including submissions, was carefully considered by the panel of staff and local government experts to reach this recommended electoral structure.” The VEC started the review last July with background research. A public information session was held in August, and invited the first round of public submissions. The VEC released its preliminary report on 5 September 2011, followed by a second round of public sub-

missions and a public hearing. On 3 November 2011, the VEC released an addendum to its preliminary report to invite further feedback on one of its options, B, which is the one recommended. “The VEC has considered all public submissions, as well as the municipality’s demographics, growth potential and the electoral structure of similar municipalities before making its recommendation,” Mr Tully said. The final report is on the VEC website (vec.vic.gov.au) or call 131 VEC (131 832). It is also available from the shire office at 90 Besgrove St, Rosebud. The shire council will not be making a public statement about the VEC review until next week.

VEC ‘feeds’ appetite for change By David Harrison This is an edited version of the Victorian Electoral Commission’s final report on its electoral representation review of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. Recommendation: THE Victorian Electoral Commission recommends that Mornington Peninsula Shire Council consist of 11 councillors elected from six wards with two three-councillor wards, one two-councillor ward, and three single-councillor wards. The Local Government Act 1989 specifies that the purpose of a representation review is to recommend to the Minister for Local Government the number of councillors and the electoral structure for a municipality, which will provide ‘fair and equitable representation’ for council election voters. The VEC seeks to combine the information gathered through public submissions with its own research and analysis of other factors, such as the need to give representation to communities of interest. The recommendation is not based on a ‘straw poll’ of the number of submissions supporting a particular option. The VEC assessed a range of electoral representation models that might suit Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. It considered the projected population change, the desire to maintain communities of interest, the number of voters and number of councillors com-

pared with other municipalities, and the electoral history of the council. It developed a number of models, finally selecting four options. The VEC noted that all electoral combinations – including multi-councillor wards, single-councillor wards, and a mixture of multi- and singlecouncillor wards – have generally worked effectively across each of the four categories of municipalities in Victoria – metropolitan, metropolitan/ rural fringe, regional urban areas, and rural. It is difficult to capture rural and urban communities separately without adjusting councillor numbers or mixing different zones together. The VEC recognised that the peninsula’s agricultural community has different issues from the urban communities and, consequently, most of the VEC options did not mix the urban and rural communities. While multi-councillor wards, which use a proportional vote counting method, can provide fair representation to both urban and rural dwellers, the VEC found that in this instance it was possible to create wards that accommodated communities of interest without ignoring the different needs of the rural and urban communities. It was clear from submissions that the structure must acknowledge the diversity between, and within, communities. The VEC tries to develop sustainable boundaries that provide voters

with recognisable wards. It was ... notable that many submissions wanted a change from the current structure because of operational issues involving the current council. While such issues are outside the scope of this review, the VEC considered that these concerns may have distracted submitters from fully considering the impact of each of the options proposed. The VEC considered that Option B could respond to the genuine concerns expressed by many submitters on both sides of the debate and meet the requirements for an electoral structure that provides fair and equitable representation for all voters for the next 12 years. The boundaries used in this option generally followed existing boundaries; however, similar communities were merged to create three multicouncillor wards to cover the urban population along the Port Phillip Bay coast where there is a strong case for localities to be grouped. The VEC received a strong public response for the review. More than twice as many submissions were received at the preliminary and response stages than for any other review conducted in 2011 [in Victoria], and a further 126 submissions were made in response to the addendum report. The VEC considers the submissions received in support of an alternative to the current structure, notwithstanding the council’s efforts to encourage lo-

cal organisations and residents to write in support of the status quo, do show there may be an appetite for change that was not present to the same extent during the previous review in 2005. Submissions from the Council were based on its ‘Ten Tests of Effective Local Government’. Implicit in them is the assumption that single-councillor wards are superior. Application of the ten tests would have a predetermined result in favour of single-councillor wards. The VEC does not regard the ten tests as an impartial method of assessing electoral structures. The Local Government Act does not support the notion that one model of representation has a clear advantage over another. Indeed, the VEC has recommended all four types of structures. In the most recent electoral representation reviews, the VEC recommended single-councillor wards for the Shires of Loddon and Pyrenees, and mostly single-councillor wards for Strathbogie and Moorabool Shires, and a change from a mixed structure to single-councillor wards for Loddon Shire Council. The VEC’s experience has been that often where there was strong opposition against a move away from singlecouncillor wards, once in place there is very little support for a change back. In 2005, Wyndham City Council’s submission argued strongly against a multi-councillor structure. The Council’s submission as part of the 2011

representation review stated: “... multi-member wards are seen by Council to represent a much more effective system than single member wards and better serve both the community and the aim of equitable representation. They permit the sharing of workload amongst Councillors and allow continued representation of a ward when individual Councillors are indisposed or on leave.” It is the VEC’s view, and past elections show, that multi-councillor wards are likely to provide a wider choice of candidates and limit the possibility of uncontested elections. Many of the submissions suggested there would be a duplication of efforts in multi-councillor wards. Although this may be the case, the VEC views this occurrence as largely depending on the individual councillors rather than the arrangement of wards. It is the VEC’s experience that councillors from multi-councillor wards generally work in the wider interests of their ward and more broadly for the interests of the municipality as a whole. The VEC believes that Option B can respond to the genuine concerns expressed by many submitters on both sides of the debate and meets the requirements for an electoral structure that provides fair and equitable representation for all voters for the next 12 years.

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for shire’s Port Phillip side Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Map of Recommended Option Eleven Councillors, Six Wards Ward

Councillors

Briars

3

42,741 +8.28%

67.93

Cerberus

1

12,271 -6.74%

126.15

Nepean

2

24,750 -5.95%

39.14

Red Hill

1

12,318 -6.38%

340.96

Seawinds

3

39,943 +1.19%

54.06

Watson

1

12,710 -3.40%

97.93

Totals for all Electorates

11

Average

Voters

Deviation

144,733 -6.74% to +8.28% 13,157

area_sqkm

726.17 121.03

Legend Proposed Boundary Locality Boundary

Existing Wards Balcombe Ward Cerberus Ward Kangerong Ward Mornington Ward Mount Eliza Ward Nepean Ward Red Hill Ward Rosebud Ward Rye Ward Truemans Ward Watson Ward

Map Symbols Freeway Main Road Collector Road Road Unsealed Road River/Creek Railway Line Lake

Shire’s play for status quo ends in a humiliating rout COMMENT

By David Harrison WHERE to now for Dr Michael Kennedy, OAM? He showed surprising judgement in the just-completed VEC electoral review, shackling the shire bureaucracy – plus his band of councillors – to a vigorous campaign to retain the shire’s status quo: 11 wards, each with one councillor. In a high stakes game, Dr Kennedy put the kitty on his Plan A. It was a bold strategy, akin to a gambling addict putting the matrimonial home on the lottery. He lost, front fence, letterbox and all. He had no Plan B. Victorian Electoral Commissioner Steve Tully trumped the Kennedy clique with his own Plan B – Option B, actually, comprising three multi-councillor and three single-councillor wards. It’s a classic unchallengeable, workable political compromise. Mr Tully clearly indicated his intention at a public hearing on 12 October when submitters put their views to him and were questioned about them. He continually stressed two matters of concern: the fact that six of the current 11 councillors were unopposed at the poll in 2008 – six of just 45, or 13.3 per cent, of all uncontested wards across the state – and his duty to ensure “fair and equitable representation”.

Clearly the shire would be very lucky to get its way. The CEO and his supporters have suffered what they – and outsiders – could only view as a humiliating rout. Dr Kennedy and his group are now stuck with an electoral option they emphatically do not want and which they can hardly be expected to introduce with enthusiasm or grace. The Kennedy clique threw everything at this campaign, including the shire’s startling legal letter to Mr Tully

accusing him of bias during the October public hearing. Others at the meeting commented on the calm, courteous manner in which Mr Tully treated submitters, including Dr Kennedy and shire governance officer Noel Buck, who made memorable personal appearances. Throughout the campaign, Dr Kennedy and his supporters made it very clear they didn’t believe in multimember wards and didn’t want a bar of them. Cr David Gibb described his multi-member ward experience as “hell” and warned he might have to consider his position if they were reintroduced. (The shire had multicouncillor wards for its first election in 1997: three two-councillor wards and three single-councillor wards. The system was changed to single-councillor wards before the 2000 election.) For Dr Kennedy to now U-turn on multi-member wards would be simply incredible, considering how partisan was his campaign role: the CEO staked even his prized doctorate on a status quo result. He cannot, surely, feel he can about-turn, casually abandoning his ostensibly strongly held and passionately advocated views. It would be even more bizarre than Derryn Hinch announcing he had joined the Trappist monks. Dr Kennedy’s discredited “Ten tests

of effective local government” will likely become an albatross tied neatly around his neck for the rest of his shire career. He cannot repudiate them without repudiating a large chunk of his approach to municipal governance. Here are the “Ten tests”. The status quo (single-councillor wards): 1. Maximises local accountability. 2. Smallest ward size. 3. One vote/one value/one councillor. 4. Avoids voting blocs/facilitates consensus approach within the council. 5. Makes candidacy affordable. 6. Makes councillor workloads manageable. 7. Simplifies councillor/organisational relationships. 8. Proven successful for the Mornington Peninsula. 9. Has the strong support of the community. 10. Same electoral system for all councillors. Logically, multi-member wards would result in the opposites of these 10 tests: they would minimise local accountability, make candidacy unaffordable, etc. However, Mr Tully’s report (above, left, right) brusquely dismisses the 10 tests in a paragraph: “Implicit in [them] is the assumption

that single-councillor wards are superior. Application of the ten tests would have a predetermined result in favour of single councillor wards. The VEC does not regard the ten tests as an impartial method of assessing electoral structures.” One can understand councillors such as Leigh Eustace and Bev Colomb, and others, having strong reservations about multi-member wards because of their commitment to their communities – communities in wards now merged into one three-councillor ward, Briars. They have fought hard for their constituents and feel their efforts can only be diluted in Briars. Their concerns will probably prove exaggerated. Forty-two of the state’s municipalities have multi-member or mixed electoral systems. There is no great agitation for change. The peninsula’s committed councillors will adapt. It would be surprising indeed and sad if, after deep reflection, Crs Eustace and Colomb, as well as Tim Rodgers and even David Gibb, abandoned their community service commitment and their communities at October’s election. For some other councillors it might be an appropriate time to bow out. Dr Kennedy has gambled and lost. It’s a fine mess he’s got himself into.

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By Keith Platt SCHOOL might be closed for the summer holidays, but lights continue to burn brightly each night along Nepean Highway halfway up Balcombe Hill at Mt Martha. The 20 lights illuminate the section of highway outside the entrance to Balcombe Grammar School. Nearby resident Ann Scally calculates that in one year the lights create more carbon than 6925 return flights from Melbourne to Angeles. “I have crunched some numbers and they are staggering,” Ms Scally said. “These figures are especially pertinent with current public discussion about excessive energy use during heat waves that may result in the possibility of having to ration power. “I wonder how the community would feel should they be aware of VicRoads’ power wastage?” VicRoads claims the lights are “in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards … to ensure the safety of traffic using this intersection”. “The traffic lights are in use at all times, including outside school hours, and it is therefore necessary for the street lights to remain on at night to meet appropriate safety standards,” acting chief operating officer David Shelton stated in a letter last year to Mornington MP David Morris. However, Ms Scally says it is “abundantly clear that the Balcombe school lighting allocation is inconsistent and out of character compared to other similar highway and school crossing situations I have observed”. “I am unaware of a comparative school crossing in a rural area with the

Safety call: VicRoads claims lights outside Balcombe Grammar School, Mt Martha, are left on all night as a safety precaution, but a nearby resident says the greenhouse gases they create are a threat to the environment.

same number of lights as at the Balcombe Grammar School crossing,” Ms Scally said Ms Scally said she used the carbon calculator at www.carbonneutral. com.au and VicRoads data showing that each light uses 900 kW an hour to arrive at her comparisons between the Balcombe lights and flights to the United States. “Based on one year or 365 days, 113 of which are school holidays, the 20 Balcombe Grammar School lights are on for an annual average of 11.75 hours a night, all at times when the

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minate the traffic signals, and this falls under VicRoads’ policy. “Yet, during the times the lights are creating this CO2e, there are no children using the school crossing. The school is closed. Common sense would suggest the VicRoads policy is flawed when applied in this situation. “This is not a safety issue. It is both a common sense and a CO2e issue. VicRoads should consider, as a matter of urgency, reviewing its policies in regard to safety and CO2e emission pollution.”

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You’ll be seeing double CERTAIN to make a great impression, this home is large enough for a growing family with a clever design that incorporates multiple living areas and extended living outdoors. The well-appointed house has formal and informal living areas to let the family spread out during the holidays. The kitchen has a 900mm stainless-steel gas stove and overlooks the family room and dining areas. All sections of the home have zoned evaporative and ducted heating. Catering for extended family or growing teenagers, there is a separate unit that consists of one bedroom, full kitchen facilities, living room plus heating and cooling. There are four large bedrooms with the master bedroom having a large ensuite with double shower and twin vanity as well as a walk-in robe. There are built-in robes to the other three bedrooms. The property features two street frontages that provide additional off-street parking if the double garage still leaves you short of space and the well-landscaped block has a watering system and water tanks.

Address: 19 Rosemary Drive, HASTINGS Price: $440,000 – $510,000 Agency: Satchwells Real Estate, 1/97 High Street, Hastings, 5979 1888 Agent: Lisa Roberts, 0488 910 368

Small wonder YOU know the saying about good things and small packages? With this well-maintained cottage the adage rings true. Situated on the corner of Woolleys Road and Stony Point Road, with driveway access from both, the home was the area’s original ice cream shop. The interior is nothing if not compact with one room encompassing the kitchen, dining and a lounge. There are two bedrooms, the larger main bedroom has an ensuite, and there is real character in the delightful sun porch. A paved driveway leads to the carport, which has a roller door and through the back this extends to an undercover area with a separate studio or possibly a third bedroom. The home is on a good-sized, 1000-square metre block and is quite private from the road. There are several outbuildings for extra storage and the expansive lawn area is complemented by lovely cottage gardens.

Address: 113 Woolleys Road, BITTERN Price: $331,000 Agency: Tallon First National Real Estate, 35 High Street, Hastings, 5979 3000 Agent: Nigel Evans, 0439 540 055

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A place to call home (639m2 approx.)

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If you thought the days of buying your own home for under $300k were over then think again; we have the home for you. This wonderful property presents a spacious open floor plan with living & dining areas, gas wall heater and ceiling fans, functional galley style kitchen with d/w & 2 bedrooms complete the picture.

This well-presented home has been tastefully updated and includes three bedrooms, large lounge room with polished timber floors & s/system heating & cooling. Kitchen overlooks the spacious meals area with access to an enormous covered deck with built in bar that is sure to impress your guests at every summer BBQ. Price Offers over $270,000 Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Inspect Rob Pryzler 0408 808 698 Agent

Traditional country style home with decor and a floor plan to match. With 4 bedrooms; master with FES & WIR, lounge & formal dining area, Blackwood timber kitchen and five s/system air conditioners. Remote double garage is also provided. This property has plenty of sheds and tank water with automatic watering system. Price Offers over $750,000 Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Inspect Rob Pryzler 0408 808 698 Agent

This superb home is just over 12 months old and boasts an excellent open floor plan with a host of great extras including porcelain tiles throughout, s/steel appliances in the kitchen, formal lounge has been made into a theatre room whilst the main bedroom has FES & WIR. GDH & s/system air conditioning have also been fitted. Price Offers Over $400,000 Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Inspect Rob Pryzler 0408 808 698 Agent

Hastings

Hastings

Hastings

Crib Point

Defence Housing Aust. - Secure Investment

Build Your Own Home On 4 Acres (approx.)

Perfect starter - two streets to the shops

A Treasure For Investors

What could be better than an investment property with a guaranteed return whether the property is occupied or not? On completion of the DHA lease, the property will be handed back freshly painted and garden tidied up. All ongoing maintenance is entrusted to DHA. Completion of present lease is June 2016.

It is quite rare to find any vacant small acreage so here is a fantastic opportunity to develop and build your dream home on approximately 4 acres, situated in a quiet rural location. Zoned LDRZ this block is fully fenced and gated, the property boundary has been professionally landscaped and planted with indigenous trees. Price Offers over $500,000 Inspect Inspect By Appointment Agent Rob Pryzler 0408 808 698

Step inside this home with tiled entry and a light, neutral decor, 3 bedrooms plus study; master with FES and a second bathroom.Two generous living zones provide ample space for the whole family and the well appointed kitchen has dishwasher. Extra benefits include GDH, s/system air conditioner and ceiling fans, DLUG with remote and drive-thru rear access. Price $365,000 Inspect Anytime By Appointment Rob Pryzler 0408 808 698 Agent

This inviting and low maintenance unit will suit the investor looking for an affordable property to add to their portfolio in a fast growing suburb, close to HMAS Cerberus and transport. This unit is presented impeccably with gleaming polished timber floors and includes 2 carpeted bedrooms, modern kitchen with gas appliances, split system heating and cooling. Price $268,000 Anytime By Appointment Inspect Cynthia Gallina 0428 022 958 Agent

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Price Inspect Agent

$280,000 - $300,000 Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Cynthia Gallina 0428 022 958

Offers over $400,000 Inspect By Appointment Rob Pryzler 0408 808 698

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A VERY rare opportunity awaits in the exclusive Kinfauns Estate to purchase two homes on the one property. Set on 5342 square metre approx of landscaped grounds, complete with water tanks, one section of the home consists of four spacious bedrooms plus a separate study. The main bedroom has an ensuite and huge walk-in robe. The open-plan living room includes the kitchen and a casual meals area with electric blinds. The area also has a ducted vacuum system. A rumpus room is positioned toward the back of the house. A second wing incorporates a further two bedrooms plus another study and extra rooms for extended family living. There is ducted heating and split-system cooling throughout the entire home. The many external features include the impressive five-car garage complex and the barn-sized Colorbond shed where the boats and caravans can be stored with ease. A covered entertainment area is perfect for use in any season, as is the swim spa pool. Fenced rear yards will keep the pets in check. Absolutely one of a kind, this property amazes you with its size and quality.

THIS exceptional residence offers a relaxed lifestyle to perfectly match the sun, sea and fresh air of its coastal location. You will also get luxury, quality and style, and loads of special features that give this home true character and functionality. The home was built by the award-winning Henley Properties Group, but created by a family. The four bedrooms all have their own colour schemes. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe, the remaining bedrooms all share another luxurious bathroom, and, best of all, for the large family there are three separate living areas. With feature walls of crimson and lime, the interior has a vibrant atmosphere. A galley-style kitchen offers quality appliances including a dishwasher and plenty of under-bench cupboards. There is a small alcove for the dining area and a family room completes the main living area. There is plenty of space along the side and behind the home to create a wonderful outdoor area with a large, polished concrete area all ready to go.

Address: 19 Heritage Way, BITTERN Price: Negotiable over $880,000 Agency: Harcourts, Shop 10/14 High Street, Hastings, 5970 7333 Agent: Jason Dowler, 0403 598 754

Address: 42 Matthew Circuit, HASTINGS Price: $419,950 Agency: Century 21 Homeport, 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555 Agent: Kerry-Lee Marshall, 0408 363 686

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HERE is the chance to be a part of one of the most exciting residential developments in Hastings. These modern and very stylish townhouses are situated within walking distance of High Street shopping and primary schools. The “Seabreeze” development offers a choice of two architecturally designed, single-storey residences. Luxuriously appointed with the finest fixtures and fittings, and quality European appliances in the kitchen, there is also reverse-cycle ducted heating and cooling in the living zones. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite. The entire complex will be fully landscaped and will have a gated entrance for added security.

Address: 1/19-23 Spring Street, HASTINGS Price: From $365,000 Agency: Harcourts, Shop 10/14 High Street, Hastings, 5970 7333 Agent: Tim Hughes, 0410 470 515

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Set on the prestigious Jones Road strip, this glorious family home on 3 acres (approx) overlooking Westernport Bay, gives you the space you have always wanted. This stylish residence is packed with features which include a brand new kitchen including granite bench tops and stainless steel appliances, new carpet and totally renovated throughout. Master bedroom has full ensuite and walk-in robe, there are 3 more large bedrooms. Downstairs offers a formal lounge, rumpus room that leads to the spectacular outdoor entertaining area, powder room, separate study, formal dining room, open Àre place and ducted reverse cycle air conditioning both upstairs and down. Be the envy of family and friends with a superb outdoor pergola which overlooks the 2 separate paddocks and has incredible views to Westernport Bay. While you entertain you will be able to relax in the electric heated spa or the solar heated pool, there is a double garage and carport and also a colour bond workshop which has a concrete apron on two sides, excellent for tradies or storage for boats, caravans, etc. As you enjoy the Áora and fauna surrounding you, it is hard to believe that you are still only a 2 minute drive away from the Somerville shopping complex, sporting facilities, public transport and local schools. We have strict instructions from our motivated vendor “this property must be sold”. ADDRESS: 137 Jones Road INSPECT: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm CONTACT: Craig Mann 0412 559 816

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Do not miss this grand opportunity to purchase one of the very few remaining blocks of this size left in Somerville. Enjoy the tranquil surrounds while you will sit back in the peace and quiet and build that dream home you have always wanted while you watch the family grow. The block is 820m2 (approx), with a 15m street frontage and is 54.78m long. The local schools are literally within a stone’s throw. Also the ever growing Somerville shopping complexes are located only a short distance away. All services are available to the block and there are options of sub-dividing the block and building 2 units (S.T.C.A.)

ADDRESS: 16a Austin Road TENDERS CLOSE: Wednesday 1st February 2012 at 5.00pm CONTACT: Craig Mann 0412 559 816

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Agent: Gary Barnes 0412 347 233

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Negotiable Over $750,000 Hastings Neat and complete

Bittern What a view!

Negotiable over $247,000

This spacious designer home is located on one of the best blocks in the exclusive Kinfauns Estate and has (approx) 25 squares of living. High vaulted ceilings and big feature cathederal windows are used to help capture the picturesque views of Westernport Bay and Sandstone Island. Featuring a unique split level design with 3 living zones and a great central kitchen so you can soak up the view while preparing the family dinner or entertaining guests. Three bedrooms plus a study, master with huge walk-in robe and full ensuite. Further features include ducted heating, cooling, vacuum, outdoor spa and plenty of room for the kids to play and all set on 1.2 acres. Harcourts Hastings ADDRESS: 8 Sandstone Island Circle INSPECT: By appointment

Whether you are thinking about investing, resting or nesting this home is ideal for you!! This neat little package includes 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom, timber floor boards, kitchen/meals area and a great family living area. Outside comprises a large spacious backyard fenced off allowing peace and quiet, a garden shed and rear yard access perfect for the boat or caravan. The property is perfectly positioned in close proximity to all amenities such as, the local shops, primary school and public transport.

Jason Dowler 0403 598 754 Lauren Dunsford 0422 385 869

Lauren Wild 0413 487 179 Malcolm Parkinson 0421 704 246

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ADDRESS: 10 Otway Court INSPECT: Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

Hastings Walk to everything!

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This newly renovated two bedroom unit is ready for you to move in with nothing left to do. Complete with stylish updated kitchen, bathroom with separate toilet, new carpet, floor boards, down lights and split system A/C. Located in a prime position within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and cafes Hastings village has to offer. The package is complete with a rear courtyard and single garage. With an estimated rental return of $260 per week it also makes a sound investment property. ADDRESS: 3/14 Martin Street INSPECT: By appointment

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Jason Dowler 0403 598 754 Lauren Dunsford 0422 385 869

Balnarring Coastal Living With City Flair!

Negotiable over $590,000

This property is just the place for enjoying a coastal lifestyle - close to Balnarring Beach and in walking distance of Balnarring village shops! The shady L-shaped front verandah and the neat well-cared-for weatherboard façade say this home is “country-style”, yet - without losing the relaxing, airy, easy ambience - a modern renovation has added the comforts and the style to suit city dwellers. Polished timber flooring (painted white in some rooms) adds appeal, and also low- maintenance liveability. A large open-plan living room (with ceiling fan and a Jetmaster fire) incorporates a sleek “chef’s delight” kitchen with stainless steel rangehood, appliances and splashbacks, as well as an island bench and breakfast bar topped with beautiful timber recycled from a bowling alley. French doors open to a paved courtyard and to the rear garden. This home (with gas ducted heating) has 3 bedrooms (all with built-in wardrobes) plus a study, and also a separate studio/4th bedroom at the rear of the property. The plus-size master bedroom also has ceiling fan and an ensuite. The main bathroom is floor-to-ceiling tiled and features a freestanding bath and a frameless glass shower screen. On land approx 981sqm, the property includes off-street parking, and a massive shed for vehicle accommodation. ADDRESS: 2980 Frankston Flinders Road INSPECT: Saturday 12.30-1.00pm

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Hastings Hastings It’s Value-added Buying! Bittern Offering an Easy Family Lifestyle

$379,000

Nestle in privacy behind strong fencing, this modern 3-bedroom brick-veneer family-home offers relaxed living and entertaining in pleasant surroundings. It also delivers openness, space, a flowing floorplan, and excellent areas for family living and entertaining. The living room - with brick feature wall, and an open fireplace with wood storage beside it - leads to the tidy welldesigned kitchen which incorporates a breakfast bar and is open to the dining area (with wall heater). A bright floor-to-ceiling tiled bathroom is centrally located and features a corner spa bath. Harcourts Hastings ADDRESS: 22 Myers Road INSPECT: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm

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Priced from $289,950 Neg. over $475,000

Prepare your family for a relaxing lifestyle! At 50 Rosemary Drive they’ll be able to enjoy an open, natural light-flooded home that has excellent living, sleeping and entertaining areas plus an undercover alfresco space as well as a huge deck and the exciting bonus of a solar-heated salt-chlorinated inground swimming pool with pool cover, safety fence and paved surroundings. Beautifully presented, sparkling from the care lavished upon it, and filled with those extras we require to make today’s busy lifestyle more comfortable, the residence includes a tiled entry; lounge room with electric log fire; and tiled flooring in the large open plan living room where there’s reverse-cycle air conditioning and a family-size kitchen with breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, “chef’s” oven, rangehood and an island bench. Built-in wardrobes feature in 2 of the 3 bedrooms, while the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. ADDRESS: 50 Rosemary Drive INSPECT: By appointment Malcolm Parkinson 0421 704 246 Lauren Wild 0413 487 179

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Hastings From $289,950 Be Quick These High Quality Villas Won’t Last (Only 3 Left!!) A rare combination of location, value & quality all within close proximity to schools, shops & public amenities. This sensational development will consist of 4 brand new villas, each will be fitted with quality fixtures and fittings including caeser stone bench-tops in the kitchen, ducted heating and cooling, security screen, garden shed, dishwasher and s/steel appliances. Outside, the properties will be landscaped and will include pattern concrete to front doors. A full list of inclusions is available as is a copy of the floor plans and property layouts. Should you be looking for a higher quality villa for yourself or as an investment property then look no further. ADDRESS: 1, 2 & 4/209 Marine Parade INSPECT: By appointment Jason Dowler 0403 598 754 Lauren Dunsford 0422 385 869

Merricks North Kangerong Cottage C.1930

Forthcoming Auction

Nestled under the canopy of a 100 year old oak tree, this 1930s weatherboard cottage is the perfect property for your ‘tree change’ to one of the most exclusive locations on the Mornington Peninsula. Situated on nearly half an acre of undulating low maintenance gardens, this amazing lifestyle property offers a fantastic northerly aspect in an incredible setting. Inside the renovated cottage offers two spacious bedrooms, family bathroom with separate toilet and polished timber floors. Open plan kitchen/meals and separate family room with an open fire place are positioned to the rear of the home. Relax on your very own private deck overlooking your established gardens. Outside you will find a large shed with a lockable storage area and dual access with two entrances (one from Bittern-Dromana Road and one from Old Bittern-Dromana Road) perfect for trucks, caravans or trailers. This fantastic central position only minutes from some of the Mornington Peninsula’s finest wineries, restaurants, beaches, golf courses and located next to the historic Merricks North Coolstore. The only limitation is your imagination. ADDRESS: 49 Bittern-Dromana Road INSPECT: By appointment

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Balnarring Cottage Style with a Modern Touch

Neg. over $615,000

A charming picket fence, a wraparound verandah, and multi-pane windows give this weatherboard home a restful country-style appearance that is enhanced by cottage-style gardens featuring an ornamental grape and wisteria-draped drive-through double carport. Inside, there’s a modern edge to this comfortable, well maintained family home. A tiled entry leads to an open lounge/dining room (split-system A/C; 2 sets of french doors) and country-style (albeit contemporarily appointed) kitchen. A central bathroom has dual access. There are 3 bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. (The master bedroom has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe.) The 3rd bedroom is currently utilised as an additional sitting room and study. Enjoy the alfresco life while relaxing on the verandah, admiring the lushly planted garden, or having a coffee or brunch in the enchanting paved retreat or dedicated paved BBQ area.

Hastings With Family Appeal!

ADDRESS: 23 Bruce Street INSPECT: Saturday 1.30-2.00pm

ADDRESS: 2 Seaspray Court INSPECT: Saturday 10.30-11.00am

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Smart timber-look flooring throughout, a neutral décor, abundant natural light, neat presentation and an open flowing floorplan make this family home low-maintenance and easy living. The spacious living room (with reverse-cycle air conditioning) leads into a thoroughly workable kitchen - open plan with dining room. A large sliding door opens to a sunroom that could have multiple uses (breakfast room, playroom, computer room...) There are 3 bedrooms, with BIR’s and 2 bathrooms Harcourts Hastings

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Malcolm Parkinson 0421 704 246 Lauren Wild 0413 487 179

Malcolm Parkinson 0421 704 246 Lauren Wild 0413 487 179

Bittern Modern Renovation with Wide Appeal!

Neg. Over $340,000

Neg. Over $365,000 Hastings Unbelievable Location

Auction: Saturday 18th February at 11am

Talk about a low maintenance lifestyle - there’s nothing to do but purchase the property, collect the keys and move straight in! A total renovation has given this home a brand new vibe. The glowing list of inclusions combines numerous French doors to the outside, bricked internal walls, high beamed ceilings, wall heating and a toasty open-fire. Polished and perfect from top-totoe - with oodles of natural light - the inviting home has been painted throughout in easy-to-live-with neutral colours, and has gleaming polished hardwood floors. The open-plan living and dining room incorporates a bright, workable kitchen. Harcourts Hastings ADDRESS: 1/41 Sudholz Street INSPECT: Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm

This large family home overlooking the Hastings foreshore is situated in arguably the best location in Hastings. Walk to the nearby foreshore, boat ramp or marina, the local boardwalk or simply Hastings village within a moment. Opening up onto your amazing view, the house is designed to take advantage of the position with a large open plan living room flowing out onto a large covered balcony and BBQ area. The home comprises of 28 squares (approx) with GDH, A/C, large granite kitchen and master bedroom with spa bath. The floor plan is designed downstairs to offer semi self contained living accommodation. Harcourts Hastings ADDRESS: 10 Skinner Street INSPECT: By appointment

Malcolm Parkinson 0421 704 246 Lauren Wild 0413 487 179

Jason Dowler 0403 598 754 Lauren Dunsford 0422 385 869

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Big Beilby Beauty Tucked at the end of a court this 3 year old home is the perfect family retreat. 4 bedrooms, main with WIR & FES, 2 living areas, large kitchen with 900mm s/steel cooker, dishwasher and plenty of working space & separate meals area overlooking the rear garden. The home comes with ducted heating and ducted vacuum system. The double garage has internal access & a rear roller door. Set on a large 710m2 block all you have to do is move in.

For Sale:

$399,000

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Mud Brick Masterpiece

Cozy Cottage Charm

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If you are looking for the peaceful life this home is it! Set in the tranquil surrounds of Red Hill this architect designed GRXEOHVWRU\KRPHRYHUORRNVDDFUHRIODQG:DONWKURXJKWKHODUJHPRQDVWHU\GRRUVZKHUHWKHOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;OOHGORXQJH awaits, which leads through to the kitchen and dining area. The home features 4 bedrooms - main with walk in robe and IXOOHQVXLWHDVHSDUDWHVWXG\KLJKSLWFKHGFHLOLQJVSROLVKHGĂ RRUERDUGVWKURXJKRXWDQGDZHOODSSRLQWHGNLWFKHQZLWKJDV cook top, under bench oven, dishwasher and pantry. Surrounded by quality homes and walking distance to the general store, this mud brick masterpiece is close to all that Red Hill has to offer.

$770,000

A bygone era set on a 1/4 acre (the original ice cream shop), a well maintained home in neutral tones. The main bedroom has a WIR & full ensuite, second bedroom is close to the second bathroom and laundry. Outside is a covered pergola, another covered area & large retreat or 3rd bedroom. At the rear a single carport with roller door, brick paved pathways, cottage gardens, garden shed & double gates with side entry complete this cosy cottage. $331,000

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HASTINGS

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What A Gem

Build Your Dream

Shady Summer Days

Peace & Tranquility

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Set on a large block at the end of a court, this 3BR family home - main bedroom with full ensuite & WIR, the other two have BIR, comprises 2 living areas plus an outside paved pergola from the family/living area, modern kitchen with 900mm s/s gas cooktop, u/b oven, d/w, pantry, breakfast bar, duct heating & split system air con & new FDUSHWVWKURXJKRXW:DONRXWVLGHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGDIHUQHU\WRRQH side, a large workshop with concrete & power. $399,000

Land for sale in the leafy suburb of Old Tyabb. Rear block of 512m2 with all services.

$235,000

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Relax on the verandahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of this well presented 3 bedroom home, which comprises a large lounge/dining area, modern kitchen with gas stove, pantry and ample bench space and the main bedroom comes with a walk in robe and dual access bathroom. The home has ducted heating and air conditioning in the lounge for all year comfort. Outside features a single carport & rear decked entertaining area, which is set on a large, fully fenced block. $375,000

This freshly painted beautiful brick veneer home is set in a nice quiet court and is ready for a family. Starting with a good size kitchen/dining area with brand new stainless steel appliances & ample cupboard space, you then walk through to the large dual access lounge room with a wonderful feature wall complete with a fan assisted coonara & wood box. The rest of the property incorporates a master bedroom with full ensuite & walk in robes. $377,000

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Dual Occupancy Spectacular in Kinfauns (Approx 1.58 Acres)

Near the Township

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You could be anywhere as you gaze out at private A unique lifestyle awaits you in this huge 1.58 acre property situated in the sought after Kinfauns Estate. Public native surrounds from this elegant 2 storey homestead. transport stops at the Estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entrance, Hastings town center two minutes drive and the brand new Bittern A sweeping asphalt drive past gum studded lawns, your shops two minutes in the other direction. Fully serviced and surrounded by homes of equal quality and prestige. family will breathe easy as thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loads of room inside & out. A grand entry faces the feature 2-way staircase with formal & informal living. 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ornate ceilings, vast formal lounge & guest suite with full ensuite. Large family/meals DUHDZLWKVWXQQLQJSROLVKHGĂ RRUERDUGV

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$850,000

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Perfect First Home Or Investment

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For Sale:

$295,000

DOMINIC TALLON Phone: 0408 528 857 Page 12

$969,000

HASTINGS

Commercial Land or Business, take your pick! $SSUR[LPDWHO\PRIĂ DWLQGXVWULDO]RQHGODQGLQ the busy commercial/industrial street of Hastings. Currently set up with a nursery business you can purchase WKHEORFNRIODQGZLWKWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVWUXFWXUHLQFOXGHGDQG use it for your own purposes or purchase the land + business WIWO for an extra $25,000 + GST.

For Sale: NIGEL EVANS Phone: 0439 540 055

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$280,000

35 High Street, Hastings

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7KLV  EHGURRP EULFN YHQHHU KRPH LV WKH LGHDO Ă&#x20AC;UVW home or investment rental - currently returning $240.00 per week. Set on a good size block of land with plenty of room for the kids to play this property comprises a separate lounge with gas column heater & ceiling fan which goes through to the kitchen with gas cooker, laminex cupboards & tops. Adjacent to the kitchen is a meals area that overlooks the rear pergola. $328,000

HASTINGS

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For Sale:

$1,850,000

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87 High Street, Hastings Victoria 3915 Ph: 03 5979 4412 Fax: 03 5979 3097 Email: enquiries@baywestrealestate.com.au Web: www.baywestrealestate.com.au

Thinking of growing your investment portfolio? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tired of:

- Late rent - Untidy problem tenants - Unaccountable agents - Out of date inspections - Low rent - Lack of communication Hastings

$380,000 - $410,000

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Hastings

$225,000 - $235,000

Lee Swift Sales Consultant 0434 871 536

Sean Crimmins Sales Consultant 0411 734 814

Bittern

$495,000

Talk to our Property Management Team Sue, Kylie & Sally WE WILL LOOK AFTER YOUR PROPERTY LIKE WE OWN IT OURSELVES!!

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We would like to welcome Lee Swift to our Baywest team Originally from the UK, Lee has worked in sales for over 20 years. His warm, friendly approach with clients has enabled him to break the ice with everyone he meets, making him very successful. Lee has seen Hastings grow in the past 10 years into a suburb, perfect for raising a family. During his spare time Lee likes to spend time with his wife, Kerry and friends.

FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS CONTACT LEE

0434 871 536

LSwift@baywestrealestate.com.au

Hastings

$535,500 - $595,000

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$290,000+

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$290,000 - $320,000

Hastings

$300,000 - $330,000

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$300,000

MODERN, SPACIOUS AND LOW MAINTENANCE!

FANTASTIC UNIT OR INVESTMENT!!

LIGHT & BRIGHT HOME ON A CORNER BLOCK

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CENTURY 21 Home Port 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings Telephone: 5979 3555 century21hastings.com.au

Smart move. Home Port HASTINGS

PRIVATE SALE

AUCTION

42 Matthew Circuit Stylish Abode In Award Winning Location Near new and situated in exlusive cul-desac in a prestigious estate, this exciting home was created by the award winning Henley Homes group. This four bedroom home has master with WIR & FES, two luxurious bathrooms and three separate living areas. Large block of 633sqm with paved backyard and trendy alfresco under roof line. The home is bright and sunny with open plan features that include a dream galley style kitchen, quality appliances and intergrated dishwasher.

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28 Ashleigh Avenue Renovators Delight Our vendor has an urgent need to sell and will meet the market. Partially modernised, three bedroom brick veneer home on corner allotment with with lock-up garage / storage shed under roof line. Updated kitchen with pantry, stainless steel appliances and double sink. Gas heater set in stone surround and air conditioner to lounge, large vanity to bathroom with separate shower, huge covered decked pergola and much more. All surrounded by mature gardens giving complete privacy. Would be an ideal first home. Phone now to arrange your inspection.

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AUCTION For Sale Now Or By Auction on-site Saturday 4th February at 3.00pm Inspect Saturdays 2.00-2.30pm Terms 10% deposit - Balance 30-60 days, vacant possession Contact Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

HASTINGS 32 William Street Bargain Property In Waterside Location

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NEW LISTING

21 Bennett Street Four Bedroom Home Within Short Walk To Shops This family home is situated on approx. 700sqm allotment and only a short walk to the Bittern Village. Surrounded by established gardens the home has 4 bedrooms, master has WIR & FES. There are two separate living areas and formal dining/ study room. Outside boasts a large entertaining area surrounded by a tropical oasis, there is an enclosed spa room with sitting area, plenty of storage sheds and room for the boat or caravan. A Must See!

Inspect By Appointment Price $375,000 Negotiable Contact Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

HASTINGS 1a Edward Street

OPEN THIS SATURDAY

Realisation Sale

Solid as a rock - 3 bedroom brick home on corner allotment with double garage. Bargain buying, waterside of Hastings, a renovators delight. Sensational location walking distance to High Street, foreshore, marina and boardwalk. If you do like to be beside the seaside and are looking for a cheap house or renovation project then this is the one for you. Priced to sell. Be quick!

Inspect By Appointment Price Express Sale Contact Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

Price $419,950 Negotiable Contact Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

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Inspect Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Price $260,000 Contact Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

HASTINGS Immediate Vacant Possession

Four Bedrooms - Superior Locale

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Make this property your new home or investment. 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas and including double remote garage, this home has everything covered and is complete with ducted heating and evaporative cooling throughout. Within walking distance to schools, parks, exercise tracks and transport, at this price this home is sure not to last long. Property is still under builder’s warranty.

Well set-up brick clear span factory of approx. 260m2 with adjoining office of approx. 60m2 under separate roof line to front and huge mezzanine storage area above factory floor with stairway access. Office has adjoining male & female toilets and there is plenty of room for reception desk and customer waiting area. Set on block of six factories in quiet side street this property also has a small concrete storage area for comprressor at rear and four car spaces to front on title.

Contact Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

Price $365,000 + GST Contact Chris Watt 0417 588 321

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Satchwells

Local Agents with Local Knowledge For Over 50 Years HASTINGS

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Asking $559,000

Asking $480,000

Neg Over $539,000

Asking $440,000 - $510,000

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4/2 Skinner Street. Inspect Sat 11.30 - 12.00pm

Inspect by Appointment

Inspect by Appointment

Inspect by Appointment

THE VIEWS ARE A PRICELESS BONUS

EXPANSIVE WATER FRONTAGE TOWNHOUSE

LARGE ALLOTMENT LARGE SHEDDING

A UNIQUE 2 FOR 1 PACKAGE

You enter this 4 BR property through a pleasant well maintained front garden. Access is also via Salmon St & through the private common area grounds.The property has a r/c gate & single garage. A colour video pedestrian gate door phone with remote opening & a security alarm system is provided for peace of mind.

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Ideal for a young family/tradesman this property boasts a classic cedar home nestled in a no thru road on approx 3000sqms of land. Spacious family room with gas d/heating, natural gas coonara, split system heating & cooling, 2BRs with BIRs, neat & tidy kitchen with gas cooking & polished timber boards.

Only 6 years young and close to public transport and High Street shopping is this unique family home equipped with a fully self-contained unit - all on a spacious, low-maintenance corner allotment.

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HASTINGS

Asking $479,000

Neg Over $620,000

Asking $349,000

P.O.A.

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Expansive water frontage views of Westernport bay and Hastings Marina. Executive lifestyle property with all the trimmings. Double remote gated entrance, security camera/monitor screen, reverse cycle heating & cooling, ducted vacuum, 2 toilets and spa bath. Also a communal tennis court.

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2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1

AN AFFORDABLE DREAM

UNIT SITE HASTINGS

Natural bushland is the setting of this wonderful property. <RXZLOOEHSOHDVDQWO\VXUSULVHGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGWKLVKRPHZDVEXLOW to accommodate 2 families with separate living quarters for a dependant person/parents.

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A wonderful feeling of warmth and tranquillity envelopes you as you enter this beautifully appointed, environmental home with its use of natural materials, solar electricity and north facing living. Owner built this mud brick home on over an acre gives you the luxury of all services being provided.

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Close to Hastings town centre, foreshore & Marina. This 817sqm DSSUR[ GHYHORSPHQWVLWHKDVSODQV SHUPLWVIRU[EHGURRP units. With the infrastructure of Hastings growing donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to arrange an inspection today.

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POTENTIAL SEAVIEWS

This affordable 3 bedroom home on an approx 657sqm block will appeal to all types of buyers and has real potential to have sea views from a 2nd storey with its great position/location. Renovated tastefully this brick home built to last offers New carpet, built in robes to 2 bedrooms and neat bathroom.

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BITTERN

BITTERN

HASTINGS

Asking $650,000+

Asking $482,000

Asking $359,000

Asking $265,000

13 The Bittern Boulevard. Inspect Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm

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2519 Frankston-Flinders Road. Inspect Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm

THIS PROPERTY IS A RARE RURAL FIND

Comfortable 3 bedroom home features main with ensuite and WIR, remaining 2 bedrooms have BIRs, hostess kitchen including dishwasher, meals area incorporates 2 living areas opening onto an undercover alfresco dining area. positioned on approx 1.5 acres.

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PERFECTLY POSITIONED IN BITTERN TOWNSHIP COTTAGE STYLE GARDEN WITH SOLID HOME Situated in a prime location and short walk to the new Bittern shopping centre and railway station is this 6 year young home offering everything. Comprising 3 bedrooms with study, main ensuite & WIR, BIRs to the UHPDLQLQJEHGURRPVDQGDVHSDUDWHORXQJHĂ RZVRQWRDNLWFKHQ

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Located in one of Bitterns most sought-after streets is this delightful 3 bedroom home set amongst a 653sqm secluded and private setting with English style gardens that will capture your heart. The Home offers 3 bedrooms all with built in robes.

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

This 2 bedroom brick veneer unit has a large spacious design including SROLVKHGĂ RRUERDUGVFDUSHWWREHGURRPVDQHZNLWFKHQKDVEHHQĂ&#x20AC;Wted, ducted heating & reverse cycle heating & cooling is available. A rear outdoor area incorporates new decking & a landscaped garden area.

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HASTINGS

Asking $435,000 Neg.

Asking $1.4m

Asking $365,000

Asking $419,000

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A FAMILY HOME IN A POPULAR ESTATE

4.2 GLORIOUS ACRES WITH STUNNING BOTANIC GARDENS

CALLING ALL RENOVATORS

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HASTINGS

HASTINGS

HASTINGS

HASTINGS

Asking $260,000

Asking $280,000+

Asking $395,000

Asking $420,000

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31 Spring Street. Inspect Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm

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Attention - Bring your tools, paintbrushes & lawnmower. An opportunity has become available to purchase this spacious 3 bedroom home. This property is positioned on a large allotment of 1000sqm approx. And a subdivision may be possible STCA.

WALK TO TOWN

Modern single level, open plan and ideally located at the head of a quiet court is this fabulous family home that is sure to tick all the ER[HV)HDWXUHVLQFOXGHÂ&#x2021;%HGURRPVRUEHGURRPVZLWKDVWXG\ Â&#x2021;/LYLQJDUHDV UG/LYLQJPD\EHDQRWKHUEHGURRPWK

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ER UND ER OFF POSITION PERFECT

A short stroll to everything Hastings has to offer.This unit features 3 BRs, WKLUGVPDOOEHGURRPFRXOGEHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVWXG\DJDOOH\NLWFKHQGXFWHGKHDWLQJ plus r/c split system. Open plan lounge & meals area, a paved garden/ entertainment area and backyard shed. Transport at your door.

LIVE IN OR INVEST

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DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WAIT TO BUILD REALIZE THE DREAM NOW This home boasts 3 bedrooms master with WIR and ensuite. A study can accommodate as a 4th bedroom if needed .Also features 2 sep living rooms, with a dining area of the open plan kitchen. Outdoors is a remote door dble garage with access to an alfresco area.

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY AWAITS

An opportunity has become available to purchase this 3 bedroom brick veneer home in what must be a prime location in the heart of the Hastings and Marina location. Recently painted, carpeted and new blinds installed throughout, other features include upgraded bathroom.

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www.satchwells.com.au HASTINGS BALNARRING FLINDERS

1/97 High Street 14 Balnarring Village Cnr Cook and Wood Streets

03 5979 1888 03 5983 5509 03 5989 0744

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REAL ESTATE SOMERVILLE

$279,950

Somerville

From $290,000

Somerville

$295,000

IN 1. SPE 00 C -1 T .3 SA 0p T m

Somerville

Est 1989

6/1160 Frankston-Flinders Road Position Position Position

Priced To Sell

Purchase Separately or as a Whole

Ɣ Centrally located 2 bedroom BV unit Ɣ Formal lounge with gas heating Ɣ Modern kitchen / family area Ɣ Outdoor entertaining area Ɣ Single lock-up garage

Ɣ One of three units available. Ɣ Recently renovated & located close to town facilities Ɣ Good sized lounge & dining area, modern kitchen Ɣ Two bedrooms Ɣ Reverse cycle air-conditioning Ɣ Outdoor garden area & double carport

Ɣ4uality built 3 bedroom, low maintenance unit Ɣ Only minutes walk to local shopping, transport, schools Ɣ Large lounge/dining area ƔFloating floor boards Ɣ Modern kitchen with s/steel appliances plus dishwasher Ɣ Security shutters on all windows,

Tyabb

Somerville

Somerville

$360,000

$410,000

$475,000

Nothing But Good Taste

That Welcoming Feeling

Some Homes Have It

Ɣ Well-presented low-maintenance property Ɣ Combined lounge/dining area, modern kitchen with dishwasher Ɣ 3 bedrooms Ɣ Outdoor paved pergola area Ɣ Large rear yard with potential to further develop (S.T.C.A) Ɣ Single lock-up garage with workshop

Ɣ Modern three bedroom plus study home with ample spaces Ɣ(VWDEOLVKHGOLYLQJ]RQHVIRUHYHU\PHPEHURIWKHIDPLO\ Ɣ Formal lounge, evaporative cooling & ducted heating Ɣ Two ensuite bathrooms, kitchen/meals area + family room Ɣ Outdoor pergola Ɣ Double garage

Ɣ A combination of location quality & presentation Ɣ Comprising 3 large bedrooms, full ensuite to master, Ɣ Huge combined lounge/dining area Ɣ Modern kitchen opening onto family room Ɣ Covered outdoor entertaining area Ɣ Double garage with internal access

Somerville

Somerville

$498,000

Somerville

$500,000 - $530,000

IN 11 SP .0 EC 0- T 11 S .3 AT 0a m

$480,000

29 Chesterfield Drive Sleek Design - Modern Elements

A Home That Positively Shines

Seriously Surprising Living

ƔPerfect home boasting 4 bedrooms, master with FES ƔFormal lounge, dining room, kitchen with gas cooking + d/w Ɣ)amily room, rumpus room with slow combustion heater Ɣ$ir-conditioner ƔDucted heating, double garage, paved outdoor area

ƔLocated only minutes walk to Somerville township Ɣ Federation home with open plan timber kitchen Ɣ4 Bedrooms plus study, full ensuite to master ƔOutside a pergola area, Gazebo, garden shed ƔElectric front gates to r emote controlled DLUG.

Tyabb

$540,000

Somerville

Ɣ Landscaped 1300m2 approx. allotment in Hedgley Dene estate Ɣ 4 bedrooms, FES to master. ƔLarge “L” shaped dining/lounge Ɣ Open plan family area, kitchen with s/steel appliances Ɣ Outdoor pergola area Ɣ Additional accomodation for extended family or double garage.

$735,000

Balnarring

$1.1 - $1.2 million

Large Development Site

Highly Appealing - Truly Outstanding

“Upton Park”

Ɣ1700m2 approx property Ɣ Located close to all amenities ƔPotential for 3 - 5 Unit site ƔComprises 4 Bedroom home at front ƔZoning: Residential 1 ƔAll services available and connected.

Ɣ Stunning ranch style 32sq approx. family home located on a picturesque 1 acre approx. allotment Ɣ 4 bedrooms plus study, 4 bathrooms plus powder room Ɣ Separate dining area, 3 x R/cycle air con. + ducted heating Ɣ Large timber kitchen/meals family area, rumpus room Ɣ Triple lock-up garage, paved circular driveway

Ɣ 8 acre (approx.) property with four bedroom home Ɣ Separate study, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas & updated kitchen Ɣ Double car space + workshop & 6 bay machinery shed Ɣ Four large paddocks with as new fencing Ɣ Salt chlorinated, solar heated pool & spa

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PHIL STONE 0412 226 758 HUGH GAMBLE 0401 319 811


For Sale

9 Alfred Street, Mornington Spacious Sanctuary in Prime Position Exclusively positioned in a picturesque beachside pocket between Main Street and the bay this 3 bedroom home radiates quality and class. This luxury townhouse features a sun drenched north facing living and dining area overlooking private patio and entertaining area, granite bench tops & European appliances to the kitchen. The master EHGURRPLVĂ&#x20AC;WIRUDTXHHQZLWKJUDQGHXU surroundings, large en-suite, a dressing room and bay views.

For Sale

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19 Dorset Road, Mount Martha Fabulous Family Home

For Sale

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3/5 Lucerne Avenue, Mornington /X[XU\%HDFKVLGH Townhouse 3RVVLEO\WKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWWRZQKRXVHRQWKH Peninsula, this is an outstanding opportunity to secure this 26 square residence that is so FORVHWRWRZQ,QFOXGLQJDP[PVRODU heated lap pool, extensive decking, covered day bed and alfresco BBQ area. Fabulous atate of the art aitchen with integrated appliances. Three spacious bedrooms plus ODUJHVWXGLRRUVWXG\EHDXWLIXOOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;OOHG bathroom, powder room and ensuite. ,PSUHVVLYHWLPEHUĂ RRUVDUHWKURXJKRXWWKH large living area that spills into the outdoor area.

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6 Avery Court, Mount Martha Elegance & Sophistication 2Q$*UDQGVFDOH A luxury two storey rendered Simmons home situated in cul de sac location of prestigious Mount Martha location. The grand entrance has high ceilings and a sweeping stair case leading to the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four bedrooms and large retreat with balcony overlooking a semi-rural vista. The double bi- fold doors separate the formal area from the main living areas. A Master chef kitchen with granite bench tops has large pantry and the meals and family room DUHDVXUURXQGHGE\Ă RRUWRFHLOLQJED\ZLQGRZ overlooking in-ground pool.

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8 Chateaux Close, Mount Martha Still Time For Summer fun! This absolutely stunning entertainers home FRQVLVWVRIĂ&#x20AC;YHODUJHEHGURRPVPDVWHUZLWK parents retreat and FES. If you love entertaining this grand home is for you! Open plan living with a modern kitchen, European appliances and breakfast bar central to family and meals area overlooking alfresco decking and sandstone in ground salt water and solar heated pool. From the rumpus/ lounge room to the pool area, your family and friends will envy the large space that surround the home.

rs ffe HUHG o l Price: $710,000 - $740,000 Al QVLG Inspect: Contact agent for times FR

Price: $790,000 - $840,000

For Sale

25 Lynn Close, Mornington Sensational Lifestyle In 6XPPHUĂ&#x20AC;HOGV Nestled at the end of a peaceful court with low maintenance gardens, this 3 bedroom plus study family home will tick all the boxes. )HDWXUHVLQFOXGHTXDOLW\Ă&#x20AC;WWLQJVWKUHHVHSDUDWH bright & open plan living areas, three large bedrooms with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, master with WIR & FES with corner spa. Ducted vacuum, split system heating and cooling & undercover outdoor entertaining area. Huge shed great for tradesman. ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED. OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 5.00PM MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2012.

Price: On Application

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This gorgeous two storey townhouse has been WDVWHIXOO\GHFRUDWHGZLWKTXDOLW\Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHVDQGĂ&#x20AC;Wtings. Approx 24 square in size with master bedroom, ensuite and walk in robes on the ground level that leads into a open plan style living area spilling out into alfresco outdoor entertaining area. Gourmet kitchen with granite bench tops, porcelain tiles. Internal access from the double lock up garage.Separate laundry and powder room.Top level, 2 double bedrooms, separate living/ study area, main bathroom and spa.

Price: $890,000 -$950,000

Absolutely immaculate four bedroom plus VWXG\IDPLO\KRPHVHWRQDSSUR[VTP block. Ideal for permanent living or just for holidaying there is lots of natural light beaming into the family room and main living area ZLWKRSHQĂ&#x20AC;UHSODFHDQGRYHUORRNLQJWKHRXWside entertaining area and established gardens. Cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops. The two storey home has master living and ensuite upstairs with bay views and natural setting.

For Sale

1/16-14 Lucerne Avenue, Mornington *RUJHRXV%HDFKVLGH Townhouse

For Sale

34 Finlayson Avenue, Mount Martha 8QLQWHUUXSWHG%D\DQG City Views )URPWKHODUJHEDOFRQ\HQMR\PDJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQW degree views with un-interrupted bay and city skyline vista that will leave you spellbound. Set RQDSSUR[VTPRIODQGWKHPDLQKRXVH offers 2 bedrooms plus rumpus room that could be converted into another two bedrooms. Open style living, renovated kitchen, meals and family room. In ground pool and outdoor entertaining area. Great holiday home or live comfortably while planning to build your dream home.

Price: $830,000 - $870,000 Inspect: Contact agent for times

jo@kevinwrightcommercial.com.au

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Sale Price: $240,000 + SAV Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503

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Sale Price: $449,000 + SAV Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503

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Sale Price: $850,000 + GST if applicable Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503

Sale Price: $250,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $89,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price: $229,000 + SAV Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503

For Sale – Crib Point

For Sale – Mornington

For Sale – Rosebud

Industrial Takeaway

Wholesale Bakery

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WƌŝĐĞKŶƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price $77,000 + SAV Contact: Gary Ralph 0418 535 503

For Sale – Mount Martha

NE

Main Street Deli

Calling All Foodies

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'ƌĞĂƚŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽƐĞĐƵƌĞƚŚŝƐƵŶŝƋƵĞĐĂĨĠͬƉƌŽǀĞĚŽƌĞůŽĐĂƚĞĚ ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJŽƉƉŽƐŝƚĞƚŚĞďĞĂĐŚŽŶWƚEĞƉĞĂŶZĚ͘dŚŝƐůŝĐĞŶĐĞĚĐĂĨĠ enjoys strong, regular clientele, solid takings, great lease terms ĂŶĚƚŚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽĨƵƌƚŚĞƌŝŵƉƌŽǀĞ͘dŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŝƐĞdžƚƌĞŵĞůLJ ǁĞůůƉƌŝĐĞĚƚŽƐĞůůĂƐǀĞŶĚŽƌƐĂƌĞŵŽǀŝŶŐŽŶƚŽŽƚŚĞƌǀĞŶƚƵƌĞƐ͘

Sale Price: $220,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price $95,000 + SAV Contact Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Mornington

For Sale – Rosebud

NE

NE

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For Sale – Rosebud

W

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For Sale – Seaford

Urgent Sale - Vendor Must Sell

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Backpackers Mornington

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tĞĂƌĞƐĞĞŬŝŶŐĂŶŽǁŶĞƌŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌƚŽƌƵŶĂƐŽŽŶƚŽďĞĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƚĞĚ ĂĐŬƉĂĐŬĞƌĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚůŝĐĞŶƐĞĚďĂƌŝŶƚŚĞŚĞĂƌƚŽĨ DŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶƌĞƚĂŝůƐƚƌŝƉ͘^ĞƌŝŽƵƐŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌǁŝƚŚƉƌŽǀĞŶĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚ͘

dŚŝƐǁĞůůŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶĞĚĨĂĐƚŽƌLJǁŝƚŚƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞŽĸĐĞƐƉĂĐĞŚĂƐĂƐŚŽǁ ĐĂƐĞĞŶƚƌĂŶĐĞƚŚĂƚǁŽƵůĚĐŽŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĂŶLJďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͘tŝƚŚϭϬϬƐƋ ŵĞƚĞƌƐŽĨŽĸĐĞƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚϭϱϬƐƋŵĞƚĞƌƐŽĨĨĂĐƚŽƌLJ͕ƚŚŝƐƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ ŝƐƐŝƚƵĂƚĞĚďĞŚŝŶĚƵŶŶŝŶŐƐŝŶƚŚĞŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůĂƌĞĂŽĨZŽƐĞďƵĚ͘ /ŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶĂŵƵƐƚ͘

Sale Price: $85,000 WIWO

Sale Price: $250,000 + SAV

Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price $450,000 Contact Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

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Ready-made business

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

Ahoy me hearties

ANY opportunity to purchase a well-known business with all set-up costs covered must be worth a look. Established in 2009, this niche market business is being offered for sale on a walk-in walk-out basis with a fully signwritten Ford Transit van included in the asking price as well as all tools, grinders and associated equipment. The owner is prepared to provide professional training if required.

SITUATED in the Seaford industrial estate, this family business does a healthy trade in breakfasts and lunches. Open Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 3pm, the business works in well with school hours and you can still have your weekends free. Showing excellent takings and good profits, the rent is also very reasonable.

Concreting, MORNINGTON PENINSULA Price: $85,000 WIWO Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Russell Murphy, 0407 839 184

Industrial Takeaway, SEAFORD Price: On Application Agency: Kevin Wright Real Estate, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Tanya Scagliarini, 0438 289 859

Landmark hospitality venue THE Atrium is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s largest and bestknown restaurant and function centres. It overlooks the fairways and tennis courts of Mt Martha Valley Country Club. The Atrium offers sports and casual bar areas, an 80-seat restaurant and a function room with individual seating for 400 (220 with tables). There is also a large outdoor patio and the building’s signature atrium reception area.This highly flexible complex also features a three-bedroom manager’s residence and parking for 85 cars. Now catering for wedding receptions and conferences, casual family dining and a local clientele drawn from the surrounding housing development and from further afield, this is a great chance to step into a successful and well-established business. There is also potential to use the premises for a private golf, football or other sporting club venture offering administration, accommodation, offices, medical centre, gaming venue, church, nightclub or hotel. There are two fully operational commercial kitchens, which allow for multiple events to be catered for at one time, two walk-in coolroomsa walk-in freezer and chef’s office. With the new Peninsula Link freeway set to cut travel times to and from the city and continued new housing development around the nearby marina, this is a great time to invest in this remarkable seaside business opportunity. To be sold on a walk-in walk-out basis. Address: 10 Country Club Drive, SAFETY BEACH Auction: Saturday 11 February at 2pm Agency: Stockdale & Leggo, 193 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5987 3233 Agent: John Sanderson, 5987 3233

To advertise in the next commercial & industrial real estate section of Western Port News, contact Jason Richardson on 0421 190 318 or jason@mpnews.com.au > WESTERN PORT realestate 17 January 2012

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Give us a spark

Haven for health

THIS long-established auto electrical repairer offers a wide range of services including starter motor and alternator changeover, discount batteries, ozone safe air-conditioning servicing, and truck, trailer and marine repairs. The business is also the only licensed Interlock installer in the area. The business operates from a large workshop with one hoist and an area for display or office use.

THIS wonderfully presented shop is well positioned in an award-winning shopping complex. With all modern refrigeration, the business has plenty of preparation area and at the rear there is ample space for the 10-tonne truck that goes to market, and the forklift. The business operates with two staff on cash registers, two staff on the floor and one at the rear. The vendor offers a trial at $30,000 per week.

Auto electrics, SEAFORD Price: $120,000 + sav Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Fruit, vegies and fine foods, MORNINGTON Price: $422,000 + sav Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston Agent: Graeme Haddock, 9781 1588

Business Sales Specialists www.latessabusiness.com.au

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 CAFĂ&#x2030; & ORGANIC FOODS

RETAIL ELECTRONICS

CAFE

INDUSTRIAL TAKEAWAY

Niche market selling whole & organic foods inc. fruit & vegies, supplements etc. Seating for 12 in/6 out. Main road, well known,passing trade. 5 ½ days. New lease neg.

Telecommunications & electronics, computing & entertainment, Optus mobile & broadband contracts. 24/7 security system, 5 ½ days. Main street location

Large, corner position, with large windows overlooking attractive courtyard. Seats 36 in & 15 outside. Commercial kitchen. Trains young adults with special needs. 6 days.

Well presented, large modern shop with courtyard. Seating for 15, has smoking area under cover. Only 5 days 6am to 3pm. Long lease options.

NOW $30,000 + sav

$50,000 + sav

$65,000 + sav

$70,000 + sav

CLEANING SERVICE

CLEANING SERVICE

Services one main customer every Residential & commercial, also does property maintenance. day of the year, vendor works 28 Major contracts in place. hrs pw, 3 sub-contractors. Stock Owner works app.15hpw, subinc. Plenty of potential for more contractors available. Mostly on work. Vendor retiring. Peninsula, Bus.Award winner. $79,000 NOW $79,500 + sav

CAFE

HAIR SALON

MANUFACTURING

COMMERCIAL CLEANING

TAKEAWAY

600 clients. Works Tuesday to Thursday. Taking $70,361 pa WB 3URÂżWDSSUR[ Great part-time business. Huge potential. $90,000

Indian/Pakistani cuisine, dine in / takeaway. Seats 20 in/10 out. Easy to run with 2 staff. Well equipped kitchen with W.I coolroom. Potential to increase T/O with more opening hours.

Well established in modern 6&4XDOLÂżHGVWDII)XOO\ PDQDJHG)XOODVVLVWDQFH offered. &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

Major account of 8yrs + many stores, makes security lanyards. Machinery in excellent condition, straightening & cutting machine, 6 stamping machines, wire cutting machine, 6 presses.

Written contract with large co-ed college.12 casual staff. Early am & pm work, 5 days pw. Est 30+ years. Inc. stock Husband retired, must sell & move on. $105,000

Attractive shop in commercial/retail food court of large complex. Excellent, expensive equipment. Pizza, pasta, chips, salads & Chinese food etc.

$99,000 + sav

NOW $100,000 + sav

$100,000 + sav

DISTRIBUTION

TAKEAWAY

FISH & CHIPS

CAR DETAILING

11.30am to 4pm daily, pick up at Moorabbin, deliveries take 4 hours. Refrigerated van with racking. One of approx 90 franchises in Vic. Two separate NE rounds available.

Healthy options in busy Bayside Shopping Centre food court. 6WURQJWXUQRYHUÂżJXUHVPRGHUQ and attractive franchise. Good FDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZEXVLQHVV

$130,000 each

CONTINENTAL DELI / CAFE

Good location near food court In the heart of beautiful San Well set up factory close to many in busy S/C. Well equipped & car yards, some of which are major Remo. Main road with good bay views, seats 30 in/16 out. Rear very well presented. Good cash clients. Always busy, bookings Ă&#x20AC;RZVKRZLQJJRRGWXUQRYHU courtyard, front eatery section essential, prices range from $25 to DQGSURÂżWÂżJXUHV6HDWVLQ with well laid out kitchen, staff $280. Short hours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 days 8am cafe section. SDUNLQJ3URÂżWDEOH to 4pm.

$120,000 + sav

NOW $130,000 + sav

THAI TAKEAWAY

$110,000 + sav

$120,000 + sav

$140,000 + sav

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Near new, bright & clean with all the hard work done. New equipment, coolroom and freezer. Trades 6 days from 11am. Long lease options.

W NE

RUBBISH REMOVAL

$145,000 + sav

INDUSTRIAL TAKEAWAY

LICENSED JAPANESE RESTAURANT

INDUSTRIAL TAKEAWAY

HEALTH FOODS

COIN LAUNDRY

ASIAN FOOD

5 days 6am to 3pm. Est 40 yrs, well known, compact shop in busy area. Trial on $7200 pw. Long lease. Plenty of parking.

Dine in & takeaway. Only one in S/Centre. Very clean, great kitchen, fantastic equipment. Seats 36 inside & outside. Can change usage with landlord approval

Small shop in corner position. Has coolroom. Large factory development nearby will LQFUHDVHĂ&#x20AC;RZ HUGE POTENTIAL! ONLY 5 DAYS!

*UHDWORFDWLRQRQJURXQGĂ&#x20AC;RRU of S/C, very well stocked with food & supplements, franchise fees cover advertising and DGPLQ+XJHSURÂżWVDYH72LQ excess of $1M.

Looking for a seachange? Located in Mooroopna, only one in town. Opens 7 days, services 5 ½ days. Well presented and well equipped. 11 washers and 8 gas dryers. 3UR¿WDEOH

Wonderful shop in food court of large S/C, great kitchen. +XJHWDNLQJV5HÂżWGRQHRQO\ years ago. Owner willing to run business for 2 years if wanted

$165,000 + sav

NOW $100,000 + sav

$230,000 + sav

$290,000 + sav

HEAT & GLO DEALERSHIP

LAUNDROMAT

BUSINESS & FREEHOLD

$170,000 + sav

$170,000 + sav

HOMEWARES & GIFTS

LAUNDRETTE

$295,000 + sav

One of the Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treasures now available. Well known with high T/O ÂżJXUHVDQGJRRGSURÂżWV Well stocked, beautifully presented. $300,000 + sav

8 washers, 7 dryers. Also offers washing, ironing service and dry cleaning agent. Corner position offers great exposure, free parking at rear. Summer very busy, peaks in January.

$350,000

$399,000 + sav

$449,000 + sav

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

BUSINESS & FREEHOLD

BOARDING KENNEL & CATTERY

IMPORTER & WHOLESALER

REFRIDGERATED TRANSPORT

FREEHOLD & LEASEHOLD

Business & freehold. 4.5 acre property with 5 bdm residence. Pool & entertainment area. &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

In-demand product base, well established client base, plenty of room for extra growth. Includes imported sealant range, has Australasian distribution rights. W/sale to h/ware stores.

3 large prime movers, 5 refrigerated trailers, 1 Mazda truck, 2 forklifts. Mainly local work, some interstate. 2 large coolrooms, Written contract & standing orders.

)XOO\PDQDJHGPRWHODQG serviced apartments with Nepean Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;way frontage. Prominent, high exposure position, 100 units.

$4.25 million + sav

$1.9 million

$7.6 million

BAKERY & CAFE Large well equipped shop with DOOEDNLQJGRQHRQVLWH)XOO\ managed, very busy, seat 20 in & 8 out. Large storage area under shop with separate access. Trades 7 days.

$750,000 + sav

F:$800,000 + GST if appl.

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volumes of grass with the durable 7-Iron deck, made from 7-gauge steel. “The 1 Series is the perfect tool for property owners who need to do more than just mow the grass,” Mr Paschkesaid. “With the ability to quickly, easily and safely change implements with John Deere’s exclusive technology, owners will be able to achieve more than they ever expected with a sub-compact tractor. John Deere 1 Series SubCompact Tractors are available at your local John Deere dealer. For more information, contact Western Port Tractors and Implements on 5979 2155 or visit 1863 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Hastings.

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Scaling new heights just for sheer fun THE state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing centre Bayside Rock in Carrum Downs is ever evolving. For the first time in Australia offers a fully automated climbing area called Climb Time. Unlike regular climbing gyms where parents and partners are required to go through training and have to belay (do the rope work) for the climbers, Climb Time is all action for climbers while parents can sit back and relax. The automatic belay stations are the safest of their kind and are suitable for climbers ranging from 10 kilograms to 100 kilograms so the fun isn’t limited to the kids. Parents can now climb safely up the wall next to their children or sit back and relax while enjoying a hot or cold drink, in air-conditioned comfort, another first for a centre of this kind. Climb Time sessions cost $20 a child and run for a full hour. Alternatively, book a Climb Time adventure party for your child’s next birthday, priced from $180 for up to 10 children. Bayside Rock Indoor Climbing & Adventure

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A market for everyone SUMMER is here and the Mornington Peninsula is all of a buzz, especially at Market @ Drive In at Dromana Drive In every Sunday in January from 8am to 1pm. Each market day brings unique and interesting finds, daily needs, one-offs and hard to find items. A wide array of stallholders sell fresh produce, plants, antiques and collectibles, art and craft, toys, clothing, and new and pre-loved tools. There is a playground for the children, plenty of parking; it’s a place to chill out for a while. Shel’s Diner, 1950s

retro styled, is open from 8am for brunch. A wide range of food and drinks is available including egg and bacon rolls, burgers, scones with jam and cream, cappuccino, milkshakes, Dip’n’Dots Ice Cream and more. Dine in or grab a bite to stroll around. So come along and visit Dromana Drive In, National Trust and Heritage Victoria listed. For more information including dates of coming markets, having a stall at the market, see the website, http://

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Confessions of a non-participant By Stuart McCullough LAST week, I saw the final installment of the Harry Potter series. To say that the movies have been something of a big deal is like saying that the Titanic had some teething problems. I enjoyed it immensely, although my nephew Brodie was keen to identify the differences between the movie and the book. Apparently, there are heaps. Certainly enough to occupy the time it takes to drive from Knox shopping town to Narre Warren. It’s fair to say the movie may disappoint diehard fans, not least for the conspicuous absence of Bruce Willis. That said, Alan Rickman is all over it, so perhaps that’s some consolation. At the time of the first movie, my nephews were small enough to sit on my lap. This time, they drove to the cinema. Well, not quite, but they’re well past sitting on laps by now. I’ve seen the occasional Potter film and, so far as I can tell, they all lead to a battle between good and evil. This, I feel, falls under the heading of ‘give the people what they want’ rather than, say, a Crying Game-style twist that will make you fall from your chair. (Although, to be honest, that would be amazing.) I confess that I am yet to read a word of the boy wizard’s adventures. This, I am sure, makes me one of only three people in all of Western civilisation who remain immune to the literary charms of the juggernaut that is J K Rowling. It’s not by design – I have absolutely nothing against her. I simply haven’t read any of her books. This means that I am uniquely unqualified in an area of

prime cultural importance. A complete social dunce, if you will. An absolute certified pariah in our great global village. In metaphorical terms, I am a castaway on a lonely island, totally cut off from the continents of humanity. For all intents and purposes, I might as well reside on another planet. It is for this reason that small talk with me can be like pulling teeth. Indeed, this general sense of cluelessness has been directly responsible for the death of more dinner party conversations than is polite to mention. For, in truth, my ignorance of Harry Potter is far from the only example of this selfimposed social exile. I suppose I could characterise my failure to read Potter’s adventures as being the result of a refined literary palate and that I would never lower

myself to slum it with the Hogwarts crew, but that would be a big, fat, dirty lie. Indeed, were I to assert that my lack of familiarity with Harry Potter and friends is a result of being up to my armpits in Foucault, Balzac and whichever other French malcontent ever put pen to paper in between sparking up a Gitane and necking a bottle of exotic plonk, my nose would most certainly be pressed up against the computer screen by now. The fact is that absolutely nothing (and really mean nothing) is beneath me. Put simply, anyone who watched the first three series of Big Brother cannot sit astride the cultural high horse and look down on anyone. It’s not just Potter either. I am yet to read a book by Dan Brown, listen to an album by Lady Gaga, create a Face-

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book page or watch an episode of Glee. I’m not sure what the current criteria for being Amish are, but I am reasonably certain that I tick a lot of the boxes. In fact, I’m pretty much on the cusp of rejecting zippers and Velcro. Only the fact that I am completely and utterly useless in terms of barn-raising prevents me from having to nominate ‘other’ in terms of my religion on the next Census. There can be no reasonable excuse for being quite so disconnected. All I can say for myself is that I simply never got around to doing all the things I ought. Frankly, I’m the first to admit that I can never really consider myself to be a well-rounded individual if I don’t first gorge myself on every cultural treat that’s available. It’s time to make amends. From

now on, I’ll speak of the Twitterverse as though it was something real and important and not just something that under-employed comedians do. I will treat the idea of an ‘everyday rewards card’ with the respect it deserves and even give it a ‘top up’ amount to compensate for the fact that they suck like a nuclear powered Hoover. Finally, I will start sending text messages on a regular basis, ending all of them with ‘OMG’. But to make my bid to be a better, more modern (less Amish) human being complete, I should begin with a simple apology. To Harry Potter, I am sorry. From this point on, I shall devote all my energy to ensuring that the Quidditch is finally recognised as an Olympic sport. I’ll overlook the fact that the love story sub-plot between Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley is the most improbable love affair since Mr Snuffleupagus sent Big Bird a Valentine’s Day card. I’ll keep my thoughts to myself about whether the entire battle between good and evil might have been wrapped up a lot quicker had Potter put down that crooked-looking wand and traded it for an AK47 assault rifle. What a different film it might have been if Lord Voldemort – with his strange 1970s rock star nose – had been summoning up the forces of evil, only to find Harry Potter coming over the horizon in a Black Hawk helicopter. Had that been the case, though, there’s every chance I would have shown some interest a lot sooner. www.stuartmccullough.com

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a day out for families and fun AUSTRALIA Day activities at Mornington have been designed to provide fun for families and children. The program begins at 3pm at Mornington Park and ends at 9.30pm with a fireworks display centred on Schnapper Point. In between the opening and closing of the official Australia Day activities arranged by Mornington Peninsula will be the traditional flag-raising ceremony, a street parade on Main St and a live â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Australian Madeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; music concert. The shire has adopted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Recognising our heroesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as the theme for the day, which begins with a fun run from Safety Beach to Rosebud. The Australia Day program in Mornington: Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert and activities at Mornington

Park, 3-6.15pm. Street parade, Main St, Mornington, 5-6.15pm; Flag-raising ceremony at Mornington Park with national anthem singers Aria and Tia Lloyd and an address by Australia Day ambassador Gerry Hanily, chairman of the Starlight Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation Victorian advisory board, 6.15-6.45pm; Australian Made tribute to Aussie music at Mornington Park, 6.45-9pm; Fireworks, Schnapper Point, 9-9.30pm (subject to weather). For more details or a copy of the program, contact the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community and special events team by calling 1300 850 600 or on the internet at www.mornpen.vic.gov.au


Performance AFTER the tragic death of Amy Winehouse last July, some of the producers and musicians who worked with her revisited the many recordings she made before, during and after the release of Frank and Back to Black. It’s been said Amy never performed a song the same way twice. It quickly became apparent to close friends Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi they had a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a fitting testament to their artist friend. Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Island Records), the third album from Amy Winehouse – one of the most talented artists to emerge in popular music for decades – has been released by Universal Music. The 12-track album features previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of classics and a couple of new Winehouse compositions. Amy’s family helped put the album together. Amy’s father Mitch said: “I spent so much time chasing after Amy, telling her off, that I never realised what a true genius she was. It wasn’t until I sat down with the rest of the family and listened to this new album that I fully appreciated the breadth of Amy’s talent, from jazz standards to hip hop songs; it really took my breath away.”

Amy performs a reworking of the classic 1960s song Our Day Will Come, a big hit for Ruby and The Romantics; Between The Cheats, a song Amy recorded in 2008; Tears Dry, a ballad she wrote in 2005; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, the Carole King classic; and The Girl From Ipanema, the first song an 18-year-old Amy sang when she went to Miami to record with producer Salaam Remi in 2002. Amy teams up with Tony Bennett to cover the 1930s jazz standard Body and Soul, recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in March 2011 and produced by Phil Ramone. This was Amy’s final studio recording. Amy recorded an emotional version

of the Leon Russell classic A Song For You, made famous by Donny Hathaway, who was Amy’s all-time favourite artist. The song was recorded in one take, just Amy and her guitar at her London home in 2009 as she battled her demons. Amy also teams up with rapper Nas and sings Like Smoke, recorded in 2008. Other tracks include Wake Up Alone, Valerie, Halftime, and Best Friends. The 27-year-old singer had been troubled by alcohol and drug problems throughout her career and news of her death was quickly followed by suggestions that it could be related to one or the other. The troubled artist had cancelled all performances after a series of erratic public appearances, but news that she had been found dead at her north London home in July 2011 came as a shock to many. Her father – taxi driver-turned jazz singer Mitch Winehouse – was returning to the UK from New York where he had been due to give a concert. As is the case with all the true greats, Winehouse became an icon almost overnight when she first hit the music scene. Her tattooed arms made her an instant antidote to the Britneys and

Christinas who had for too long dominated the pop music landscape, and her constant run-ins, flare-ups and lack of concern for her public image made her a true rebel. Lioness: Hidden Treasures gives fans another chance to experience Amy’s trademark vocals and wonder what could have been. For much too short a time, Amy offered listeners the vintage visceral soul that poured out of her. www.amywinehousefoundation.co.uk www.amywinehouse.com www.getmusic.com.au *** SHOCK Entertainment will release the blu-ray format of the classic DVD The Doors: The Story of LA Woman on January 27. Last year was the 40 th anniversary of the album’s release and the death of Jim Morrison, and this program details how the album came about, its recording and what was happening to the band at the time. The story is told through new interviews with the three surviving Doors – Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore with contributions from Jac Holzman, founder of their label Elektra Records; Bill Siddons, who was their manager; Bruce Bot-

did a fine job under enormous pressure? Why use the F word in every sentence? Are parents partly to blame? I was at a cafe next morning with an episode of the ABC’s The Slap right in front of me. A little monster ignored, broken glass, non-stop banging; sadly no slap; not even mild admonishment. Fascinating selfishness. And so, if you happen to be lazing on the beach on a sunny day this month catching up from lost sleep, and you’re hit by a tennis ball or football or sand is accidentally sprayed on your face, do not be alarmed. It’s all in fun. I suggest you laugh and say something along the lines of “That was fun. Thanks for including me. Love the music. Can you turn the volume up?” If you really want to communicate with them, include the F word indiscriminately. Enough. *** WHAT motivates us? Big question, many answers. I’ll name six but there are many more: Power, obviously, the desire for approval, vengeance, idealism, food and pleasure. Oscar Wilde put it all down to pleasure. He would have enjoyed NYE. A survey of men and women taken at a university campus in the United States (where else)

notes the difference in the pursuit of perceived pleasure. Women approached by men accepted a date 50 per cent of the time, but if asked to come back to their flat only 6 per cent agreed. None agreed to have sex. They reversed the test, as in women asking men, and 69 per cent of men agreed to go back to their flat and 75 per cent agreed to sex. PS: Nobody approached me. *** THE year 12 results came out and there he was, our very own Martin Dixon, the former headmaster now Minister for Education, happy for the kids’ results, on the telly. I said “Hi” from my couch, but he probably couldn’t hear me. Those photographers must follow Marty everywhere he goes, which would be most annoying, but, to his credit and full marks, he keeps on smiling. Go Marty. Don’t forget our swimming pool, mate. It’s in my diary for 2020. *** IT’S all good news politically in Victoria with Teddy’s mob cutting 3600 public service jobs, forcing us to have smart meters, upping the cost of driving licences, and freedom of information slammed shut. A budget surplus to

take to the next election. A surplus or deficit has to be the biggest con of the past 40 years. So many times the worries about this come from people who rely on our daily newspapers to form their opinions. Teddy and Julia believe that with a budget surplus their re-election chances are improved, even though 90 per cent of us voters haven’t a clue about what it means. The basic philosophy of finance remains, which is to take the money out of our pockets to put into theirs. Some say this is simplistic and they may be right, but so am I. What was it those Christians said centuries ago; “You can justify any actions with good intentions.” Yeah, right. *** JUST for a change I’ll write about females because they’re everywhere this month; in your face, so to speak, beautiful as ever in short shorts, soft dresses, even bikinis. It reminds me of the Easter parade they apparently had 100 years ago where everyone strolled to be noticed, in fully covered bodies. All ages now, even in my age group (30 to 59), some finding their way to my RSL drinking spot. I’d never seen thighs until I was past 50. You may be

By Gary Turner nick, engineer and co-producer of the album; and others associated with The Doors. The show includes archival footage of the band performing live and in the studio, classic photographs and new musical demonstrations from The Doors. Bonus features include additional interviews not featured in the broadcast version. There is also a previously unreleased track, She Smells So Nice. The DVD also features excerpts from The Changeling, Love Her Madly, LA Woman, Hyacinth House, Crawling King Snake, The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) and the classic Riders on the Storm. The authorised story of the album was made with the full involvement and approval of The Doors and was filmed in high definition. www.shock.com.au

A Grain of Salt YEAH, yeah. Happy new year; I know the drill. Thirty thousand visitors and we’re all in holiday mode, particularly Woolworths, Coles, petrol stations and the coffee shops. This is the issue where I can write nonsense (again?) because the holiday crowds grab every free newspaper to fill in the days when it’s pouring with rain (hopefully); so desperate they even get to the last three pages of this newspaper where the editor hides my meanderings. Are you on the peninsula for a holiday? Be very careful because I’m watching every misdemeanour. Lock up your jet skis, ditto those flash utes. We even have cameras on our blue bins. Be clean, be responsible. Yes, I know, I’m fantasising. *** I WONDER about respect. In a population of 22.8 million it’s reasonable to assume we have some 100,000 ratbags living among us. OK, we cope, but why is it they all converge on the Mornington Peninsula on new year’s eve? It’s one thing to be an idiot but it’s another thing altogether to wear it as a badge of honour. Young teens strutting their stuff with nary a thought for anyone other than themselves. Why the aggro for the police, who

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thinking I’m a DOM but you would be wrong. In fact I’m a normal (is there such a thing?) male who appreciates this month of frivolity, apart from the ratbags and mostly free of politicians. So there. Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher: “Trust your instincts to the end, though you can render no reason.” It can work sometimes. I attended a dance in my late teens and three of us bet good money on who would get the most refusals. I won in a canter with 32. I simply concentrated on all the shapely blonde dolly birds. “The lust of avarice has so totally seized upon mankind, that their wealth seems rather to possess them, than they possess their wealth” Pliny. Byeee. cliffie9@bigpond.com

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Thursday 26th January Recognising our Heroes

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Local band ‘On the Beach’

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Mornington Event

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10:15am – 10:50am

Presentation to our Local Heroes

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10:50am – 11:20am

Sound Shell Village Green, Rosebud

11:30am – 1:00pm

Rosebud Memorial Hall

2:30pm

5pm – 6:15pm

Rosebud ‘Pride of the Peninsula’ –°Search for a Star For information contact Tom Gibson on 0425 816 855

Flag Raising –°National Anthem Singer, Mornington Park address by Australia Day Ambassador Gerry Hanily

6:15pm – 6:45pm

Citizenship Ceremony

Australian Made – Tribute to Aussie Music

Mornington Park

6:45pm – 9pm

‘The Peninsula Weekly’ Fireworks

Schnapper Point

9pm – 9:30pm (subject to weather)

Children’s Concert & activities

Mornington Park

3pm – 6:15pm

Hillview Quarries Street Parade

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Commodore, Cruze in top five FOR the first time since 2005, two Holden vehicles – Commodore and Cruze – have finished the year among Australia’s top five-selling vehicles. After a record 15 years as Australia’s number one selling car, the Commodore – Holden’s steadfast local hero – closed 2011 in the number two position with sales of 40,617 units. Having led year-to-date sales for seven months in 2011, the Commodore passenger range sold 2814 units in December, making it Australia’s second-most popular car for the year. The Holden Cruze sold 2783 units in December, placing it the fourthhighest selling car in December and fifth for 2011. Holden sold 33,784 Cruzes last year, an increase of 5450 units, or 19.2 per cent, compared to 2010. It was also Holden’s best December Cruze result on record. Elsewhere, Holden experienced a record December for its Captiva 5 SUV, selling 499 units, and the best Captiva 7 December result since 2009, with 992 sales. The recently introduced Barina hatch continued to attract new buyers, helping Holden to sell 1343 Barinas in only its second full month of sales. The result was also the best December in the nameplate’s 26year history in Australia. Holden’s executive director of

marketing, sales and after-sales, John Elsworth, said while market conditions had been challenging in the closing months of 2011, Holden still had much to celebrate. “We’re extremely proud of Commodore. No other car in Australian history has been number one for 15 years in a row, and it’s an achievement Holden is very proud of,” he said. “During Commodore’s reign as the number one car, the Australian market changed significantly with new brands and even completely new types of vehicles giving customers more options than ever before. “Whole new segments and models have been created that simply didn’t exist 15 years ago, and this

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Junior footballers eye season 2012 SUMMER holidays have been on the minds of many of our players who have been active in the great outdoors. Many of last year’s players have moved on to summer sports like cricket, or opted for less structured activities such as having a skate or practising bike tricks at the skate park. While players are enjoying the summer holidays, the committee is getting ready for the 2012 season. A core group of under-16 players is now too old for junior football, and many will move to the senior club and step into the under-18 team. Along with them go a few parents who have supported the club in some cases since their boys started in under-10s. It is great to see new faces and enthusiasm on the committee and the club looks forward to a great season. Anyone interested in coaching can visit the website www.hastingsjfc.org.au and download an application form or call Pat Foy, director of coaching, on 0414 925 595. The club is seeking new players across all age groups for the coming season. The club has some forward dates for registration days, which allow parents to visit the club and committee and ask questions. Registration day: 27 January, 5-7pm, at Hastings Junior Football Club. Family fun day: 12 February,10am-2pm, at Hastings Junior Football Club. Registration day: 25 February, 1-5pm, on the foreshore following the Western Port Festival Parade. Hastings Junior Football Club is at Thomas Barclay Oval, 155 Marine Pde. Hastings. Andrew Hurst

Cool under pressure: Dylan Dobrota clears the ball during round 8 in 2011. Dylan has been developing his skills over the last couple of seasons and is regarded by the club as a formidable player in the back line.

Blues’ unbeatable 10 flags in 11 years IN the era of the 1880s and 1890s the following football teams competed on the Mornington Peninsula: Hastings, Sorrento, Dromana, Mornington, Frankston, Somerville, Shoreham and Flinders. There was no association in those days and the team winning the most matches during the season was declared premiers. During this time, matches were first played in the village of Hastings on the corner of Salmon and Herring streets. During a match between Hastings and Frankston, the ball was kicked into the backyard of a nearby resident, a Mrs O’Marta who, not being a football follower, confiscated the ball and refused to give it back. Even the efforts of mounted constable McKaig, who had ridden his pony from Frankston to keep law and order, failed to get results. So another ball had to be found to finish the game. On 21 May 1892 the greatest calamity to ever occur in football circles on

the peninsula took place with the loss off Mt Eliza in Port Phillip of 15 members of the Mornington team who were returning on a fishing yacht from a match at Mordialloc. The early 1900s saw the first organised competition on the peninsula. This was known as the Mornington Peninsula Football Association and the competing teams were Sorrento, Dromana, Mornington, Frankston, Somerville and Hastings. It was during this time that the Hastings club created a record that will never be broken. From 1904 to 1911, Hastings was premiers, runners-up in 1912, and then premiers again in 1913 and 1914. Ten premierships in 11 years was a

remarkable performance. The tradition of this great club of ours was founded during this era by such names as Baker, Incigniri, Knox, Allen, Mirabella, Robinson, Bryant, Gomm, Wilson, Sposito, Reid, Floyd, Carmichael, Haddock, Boulter, de Vescove, Mentiplay, Potts, McCarthy, Smith, Slattery, Perrian, Campbell, Jack, Woolley, Lothain, Francis and Slocombe. A large majority of these players were fishermen and played the game rough and tough, as they lived, and so the Hastings image was born. Hastings at the time had two hotels: the Westernport, owned by the Hoban family, and one owned by Mr and Mrs Latchford, which was about 100 metres north of the Catholic church. Hastings was still playing on the area at the rear of the Hastings Hall but, after a dispute with the management of the nearby hotel, the players decided to give their business to “Latchford’s Pub” and in doing so also shifted their

ground to its present site. I have heard lots of tales of the travelling to and from games in those early years. The Unthanks, Henry and Fred, were the Peninsula Bus Lines of that era. With two horses and a lorry, the players had to walk up each hill on the long trip down to Sorrento as the roads were only bush tracks. There were occasional mishaps such as broken wheels and axles, often requiring the players to set off and walk the rest of the way. On at least one occasion the horses bolted, with the players hanging on grimly, until the lorry turned over with the players and wheels going in all directions. After each of these mishaps, a levy of sixpence was charged each player to cover expenses. The Sorrento game required a stop overnight at Dromana, which invariably caused great concern to the proprietor of the Dromana Hotel. One of the stars of those days, Paddy

Pomm of Somerville, used to run down to Hastings Park and back to Somerville twice a week to attend training and must have been a bit of a wag. After a game against Mornington, Paddy arrived back in the bar of Latchford’s Pub with a chaffbag over his shoulder and announced to all and sundry that he had brought back the “Star of Mornington”. He then tipped out a huge red rooster, which caused a large amount of damage flying among the bottles on the top shelf. The administration also had it tough: delegates Joe Haddock and Alf Denham had to ride their horses to association meetings, which were held in Dromana. But it was all for a great cause: 10 premierships in 11 years and the building of a tradition second to none. From Blue Power 1976, edition 3 (written by the late Norm Francis).

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Hastings Firsts begin year in dominant style IN round 7 Hastings First XI played Mornington in a 40-over match. Hastings won the toss and chose to bat on a slow home pitch. Darren Kerr and Danny Heylbut opened the battin, beginning steadily with two runs an over when Heylbut was out with the score on 24. Trevor Johnston joined Kerr and they upped the ante with a 76-run partnership with Kerr scoring a well-made 47. Scott Phillips then came to the crease, and he and Johnston put on 52 before Phillips missed a full toss, bowled for 18 in the 34th over – 3/152. With Johnston hitting the ball as well as he ever has, he and Luke Hewitt combined for 53 runs in the last 6 overs to take Hastings to 3/205. Johnston missed his first century for the club, finishing on 91no, while Hewitt made 29no. Mornington’s chase began badly and they were soon 1/3. The innings never got going and they were dismissed for 80 off 26 overs. Issy Dias took 1/17 and Kerr 2/22 with the new ball, while Hewitt, bowling first change, took 2/13. The two under-17 players in the side claimed the final 5 wickets between them. Carey Sawosz bowled a great line, taking 2/17 off 6 overs, and Dylan Ryan took 3/10, his maiden First XI wickets. Man of the match for his brilliant 91 was Trevor Johnston. Next week is Heatherhill. A depleted Hastings Second XI went to Mornington to take on an experienced side. Mornington batted first and started in an aggressive manner, belting 7/180 from its 40 overs. The bowlers tried hard with Aaron Vinson taking 3/38, Nadeem Bhatti 1/16, Jake Ryan 1/21, Steve Thomson 1/30 and Wade Delahaye 1/35. The Hastings innings staggered all the way through against some tight bowling and finished on 9/122. Ryan with 36no was the best while ev-

ergreen Morgan Darrer made 23. The Thirds and Fourths begin this weekend against Balnarring away and Flinders at home. The under-15s played top team Tyabb on Saturday morning, with Tyabb batting first and scoring 5/147 off its 45 overs. Hastings began well, having Tyabb 4/50, but a solid 83-run partnership gave Tyabb a very competitive score to defend. Best with the ball was Kayne Lewis with 2/13 off 8 overs, Billy Jeremiah 1/6 and Brodie Prestage 1/23 off 7 overs. New players in the side, Zach Jansz and Christopher Gavin, will be hoping to bat well and help the team come away with an important win. Under-13s also played the top team, Crib Point. Hastings batted first, but struggled to score against good bowling, ending up 10/78 with Matt Foy making 16, Jackson Coles 13no and Shelby Lothian-Burdett 12. Crib Point was 0/1 at stumps. The under-11s begin on Friday against Balnarring at Hastings at 5pm. Over the Christmas-New Year period, three juniors played in the MPCA VMCU competitions – Ryan McNamara and Shelby Lothian-Burdett performed well in the two under-12 teams, and Matty Foy played in the under-14 side. The under-13s MPCA Junior Country Week saw 54 players play four matches with 15 boys having the chance to represent the MPCA in England in 2013. Matthew Foy was chosen in the squad and also judged player of the series. During the year, the club will be raising money to help the Foy family send Matt to England. Upcoming functions: Sunday 5 February, Sandown Greyhounds, $25 a person. Saturday 19 February, Club Kenny Comedy Show at the club. Greg Bradshaw

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