Page 1


Your Weekly Community Newspaper Vol 40 Ed 19


Since 1977 Tuesday 23 May 2017


Local man Murray Bennett receives SES Service Award

40 years


The Winchelsea Star


Pam Shaw

Member AAMT—Australian Association of Massage Therapists

TUESDAYS 2:00—9:00PM

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Winchelsea Towing

24 Hour Accident and Breakdown Towing

0418 535 402



Health Funds Receipts Available








MARK 0428 520 142

All General & Rural Plumbing

Agents for CLARK WATER TANKS Ross Matthews 0417 561 558

Murray Ellis 0434 600 139

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Cover Story

Winchelsea SES Unit The National Week for Volunteers culminated in the election of Office Bearers for the Winchelsea SES Unit.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of Service Awards to three members; being

Three long-term volunteers were elected, along with three new members into positions that are new to the unit, but will give the unit more scope and depth.

Margret Forbes-Biram

Elected were Controller: Deputy Controller: Treasurer: Assistant Treasurer: Training Officers: Operation Support Officer:

Leigh Marshman Neil McInnes Murray Bennett Matty Dodds Kris Jeffrey and Gary McFarlane

Murray Bennett

Silvana Iannells

Occupational Health and Safety Officers: Angela Hopper and Neil McInnes Equipment Officer: Sam Cole Administration Officer: Pauline Ng

5 years

Wayne Johns

20 years

Murray Bennett

40 years

Murray was presented with his award by the newly appointed Regional Manager, Alastair Drayton and Jeff Webb (Volunteer Support Officer) who found it a delight to present a prestige award such as this. Murray has not only been in the SES for 40 years, but has been with the unit for most of his time. For further information if wishing to join Winchelsea SES Unit, please contact Leigh Marshman (Controller).

From adventurers to agricultural pioneers: Her Place: Remarkable Women exhibition has it all By Carmel Shute The first Australian woman to climb Mount Everest, Brigitte Muir OAM, is one of ten women featured in the Her Place: Remarkable Women exhibition running at COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre) 24 May – 18 June.

the ‘Seven Summits’ in 1997 when, on her fourth attempt, she became the first Australian woman to scale Mt Everest. She is an inspirational speaker and community trek leader who lives near Mt Arapiles, in Western Victoria.

Remarkable Women is the third exhibition organised by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia. It tells the stories of ten women who have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels, through their work as artists and adventurers, scientists and businesswomen, community activists, politicians and philanthropists.

Val Lang AM turned an early interest in nature and natural history into a life-long relationship with the bush. She was awarded an Order of Australia for service to women living in rural and regional communities, by improving their social and economic conditions through the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women, initially as a Board member and later President.

Seven of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Brigitte Muir OAM developed a passion for adventure as a teenager in Belgium, and dedicated her life to climbing mountains, mostly in the Himalaya. In her late twenties, Brigitte set out on a quest to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Nine years later, she completed

Diane Wright, founder of Anam Cara House Geelong and more recently Anam Cara House Colac, is a residential hospice pioneer. She opened the community hospice facilities after discovering that care options for those living with life-limiting illnesses did not meet their needs. A tireless fundraiser, Diane has turned her

Brigitte Muir on top of Shishapangma West Summit 8008 m high vision for a more “home-like” environment for those requiring respite and care into a reality. Pat Bigham, AFSM, CFA volunteer and life member who set up a welfare program for volunteers, now known as the CFA’s Peer Support Program, after the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. When she joined the CFA, she was one of the first female volunteers in her area. Her district now has the highest number of female members in the state. A member of the Gruyere brigade in the Yarra Valley, Pat has served as a firefighter, communications officer, radio operator, secretary and treasurer.


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Winchelsea Access Map Articles are most welcome and must carry the name and address of the sender. The Winchelsea Star reserves the right to edit or not publish any article. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the Winchelsea Star or its Committee.

Weekly deadline is 5pm Friday.

Copy for sports results and weekend events is Sunday 6pm (4pm for hard-copy articles/results left at IGA) unless by prior arrangement. Copy should be emailed to news@winchelseastar.org.au or left at IGA Supermarket. Copies printed total 420 each week.

Winchelsea residents and visitors can find out about the town’s accessibility features, following the release of the Winchelsea Access Township Map. The map outlines public facilities and services to visit, and lists the accessibility features for each place. It highlights accessible amenities such as car parking, sealed pathways, pathway gradients, toilet locations, public seating, scooter recharge locations and playgrounds. “Whether you’re someone in a wheelchair who wants to grab a

coffee, someone who needs to recharge your scooter or someone with a pram doing some shopping – we want all people to carry out everyday activities in a community that is inclusive,” Winchelsea Ward Councillor Heather Wellington said. The map is available at the Community House, IGA Supermarket, Eastern Reserve, railway station, post office and health services, and in Visitor Information Centres throughout the Shire.

© Winchelsea Star Org. Inc. All rights reserved.


Winchelsea Star Organisation Inc. Reg. No. A1479, ABN: 57 207 411 958 winchelseastar.org.au Po Box 5, Winchelsea, Vic, 3241


Editors: Cerrie Fogan, Mary Cotter, Yvonne Stevens editor@winchelseastar.org.au Advertising: Neil McInnes & Angela Hooper advertising@winchelseastar.org.au 0408 102 802 Layout/Sub Editors: Tony Phelps, Stuart Fountain production@winchelseastar.org.au






(03) 5222 1980

13 Birkett Place, SOUTH GEELONG 3220 trading as MOTO DYNO

COMMITTEE President: Mick O’Mara president@winchelseastar.org.au Treasurer: Cathy Cheadle treasurer@winchelseastar.org.au Secretary: Tony Phelps secretary@winchelseastar.org.au Committee Members: Linda Carter, Yvonne Stevens, Neil McInnes Printer: Mud Group Website: Winch Websites

Proud Member cnav.org.au

Charles Stewart & Company are Leading Livestock & Real Estate service providers covering Victoria’s south west Livestock Jamie McConachy 0418 522 879 Peter McConachy 0408 522 878 Matt Nelson 0428 315 400 Gerard Bohan 0400 005 541 Lachie Barclay 0438 346 291 John Thornton 0408 526 367 Dougal McIntyre 0439 575 612 Ross Spitty 0419 539 717

Real Estate Michael Stewart 0418 520 467 Daryl Oborne 0419 388 341 Anthony McDonald 0418 593 597 Office 56 Bromfield St, Colac 52315400


Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Siren’s Call: A memoir by Yvette Wroby, a love story about family and footy By Carmel Shute during adulthood and while raising my children, it’s come back with ferocity in recent years,” she says.

Yvette, a 60+ Jewish woman from Melbourne, is a Saints tragic. In 2015, she spent the year criss-crossing Australia – and New Zealand – to attend every St Kilda Football match. Dressed in her trademark red, white and black clothes, glasses, watch, bracelets, earrings and club scarf, she spoke to hundreds of fans about why they supported their club and what it means for them. Along the way, she finally learned how to kick a football. “What emerged was that people made choice at a moment in time, a happenstance, something that led to the colour of someone’s footy love. It might have been the pattern on the guernsey, the family, a friend, a connection. It was across the board. It didn’t matter if they lived in the outback or by the sea, in the suburbs or the bush, whether they were men or women, younger or older, or what their ethnic heritage was. People all had a story, a way of explaining why they barrack for the team they do,” Yvette says. Geography and family (especially her Uncle Bob) made the choice for Yvette. “I was born in St Kilda and grew up in the nearby southern suburbs. I remember the games at Junction Oval, then Moorabbin before I was a teenager. We grew up with the Saints. In Australia, it was a way of feeling connected to something larger. Though my passion waned for a time

Ultimately, Siren’s Call is a tale of Yvette's two families: the family she was born into and the family that is the St Kilda Football Club. It's a story about the bond between Yvette and her mother Elfie, and a wider one of how her mother's and father's families survived the Second World War in France to make a rich, fulfilling life in Australia; of how Yvette's many aunts and uncles and siblings made her who she is today. Writing the book was also Yvette’s way of dealing with her mother’s cancer treatment and eventual death. “My mother loved all the stories I brought back from every game. It diverted her from her suffering, particularly the persistent itch which almost drove her crazy,” Yvette said. Yvette’s other way of coping was to cook large quantities of kreplach (dumplings), matzo balls, and chicken soup (otherwise known as Jewish penicillin). Recipes are included in the book. Siren’s Call is about how to live a positive life, about how not become overwhelmed by the harsh realities of life. “St Kilda is known for not having won a grand final since 1966, back before I was a teenager, though there have been four close calls that I witnessed in person. Lack of success means that supporters lean on each other and make a different footy life, and live in hope. As Bron says in the book, ‘being a Saints supporter builds character but she’d like success at the cost of character’,” Yvette says. “The Saints scarf has served as an introduction card even when I’ve travelled

Do you ever feel like spending a relaxing weekend in the fresh country air, soothing your body, eating fantastic food, enjoying wonderful company... Winter Warmer Vegan Cooking and Yoga Retreat 6:00pm Friday 16th-3pm Sunday 18th June, 2017Contact Keshava on 0405 577 453 or email kesava@iskcon.net.au

overseas to the US and Japan. People just come up to me and start chatting. As a result, the club song, ‘When the Saints Come Marching In’, has now been translated into Swedish, Japanese and Punjabi! After most matches, I text my friend and fellow fan, Yoshi, in Kyoto.” Yvette Wroby trained as a psychotherapist and is an artist, cartoonist and writer. She has written over 200 stories for the Footy Almanac and other football publications. A painting by Yvette is on the cover of the book, as well as throughout. She is currently working on a Women’s Footy Almanac. Siren’s Call: A memoir by Yvette Wroby (Malarkey Publications) RRP: $25.Available in all good bookstores or from Yvette’s website: http://cartoonswork.com.au E-books are available from Booktopia and Amazon.

Relaxed, fun and informative classes for those desiring to increase their abilities in choosing and preparing great vegan meals. Take time away from the hassles of daily life to focus on your own physical and emotional health. Set in the foothills of the Otways Ranges, our retreat centre is an ideal place to spend a weekend eating delicious food, meeting others and focusing on your wellbeing.


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017



55 Stephenson Rd. Winchelsea 3241 Ph: 5267 2467—Mob: 0411 610 678 A.B.N. 25 787 329 884

Green Plumber

Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting Spouting & Downpipes, Hot & Cold Water Services, Water Tanks & Pumps Carbon Monoxide Testing Small Jobs a Speciallity!!!!

Email: bobverity@southernphone.com.au

Renovation, Planning, Design & Project Management  Custom bathroom and laundry


 Kitchen renovations  Bars, sheds and man caves  Installation of DIY kits and flat


Mobile: 0400 200 073 info@renovationprofessionals.com.au www.renovationprosessionals.com.au

Antique Repairs By Doug Burns est. 1976      

All Furniture French polishing Carving Veneering Wood Turning Porcelain

Unusual Requests Welcome 180 Barwon Tce Winchelsea

Ph: 5267 2704 0428 672 704

Where Quality Counts

Winchelsea Supermarket Summer Trading Hours Monday to Thursday—8:30 am to 7:00 pm Friday & Saturday—8:30 am to 7:30:pm Sunday—10 am to 7:00 pm

Ph: 5267 2676 29 Main Street, Winchelsea

Plasterer & Painter

Daryl Hecker

Domestic & Commercial Renovations & Repairs Suspended Ceilings Dustless Sanding New Homes Extensions

Ph 0419 194 799 PROFESSIONAL CARPET CARE  Carpet—Steam & Dry Cleaning

 Upholstery  Tile & Grout  Flood Restoration www.jimscleaning.net.au 131 546

t u o b

A All Mowers & Chainsaws

Sales & service to all brands     

Ride on & domestic mowers Chainsaws Brush Cutters Pumps Small Engines Free No Obligation Demos Trade Ins Welcome 5 Lennox St. Winchelsea

Dale Cunnington Ph. or Fax: 5267 2266

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Letters to the Editor To the Editor

A flag is a unique symbol of the nation, state, local government or other organisation that adopts it. The design of a flag is deeply symbolic. That is why our national flag is accorded such respect in our community and is subject to a protocol that details its appropriate use and positioning. It is also why the rainbow flag has become such an important symbol for marriage equality, and why representatives of the rainbow movement are so insistent that it should fly over Australia’s local government buildings. In Australia, the Australian flag should never be flown in a position inferior to that of any other flag or ensign. Following a majority decision of Council, the rainbow flag is now flying on a flagpole immediately to the north of the Shire offices in Torquay. Its placement means it is the first identifiable symbol of our Shire when approaching the offices on the Surf Coast Highway from Geelong. On the south side of the building the Australian, Victorian and Indigenous flags are flying on flagpoles that are significantly shorter than the one on which the rainbow flag now flies. The effect is that the rainbow flag appears significantly more prominent than the Australian flag from both the north and south sides of the Shire offices. I support marriage equality, but I completely disagree with Council’s decision to fly the rainbow flag. We are dabbling in areas that are nothing to do with local government, and in doing so we diminish ourselves in the eyes of the community. Nevertheless,

Farmers read mixed messages from Fonterra announcement Victorian dairy farmers have acknowledged Fonterra’s effort to forecast a closing milk price for next season, noting it would assist in farm planning. But while farmers lobbied extensively for milk processors to give early price indications, the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria raised concerns over the processor’s move not to reimburse farmers who switched processors when it slashed the farmgate milk price from

for the moment (and perhaps for a very long time, unless the decision is reversed) the majority of Councillors will prevail and the rainbow flag will fly.

disintegrating into tiny pieces/micro plastics which seems contrary to the Council's declared policy against plastic pollution, but the response astounded me.

However, to fly the rainbow flag in a position that appears to give it precedence over the Australian flag, regardless of the angle from which it is viewed, is a travesty of protocol, respect and common sense.

I very much felt like I was in a Clarke and Dawe skit – despite the seriousness of the matter and my level of incredulity that grew with every response the officer gave, I couldn't help but laugh at the ludicrousness of said responses. Despite the alleged fines of “more than $1400 for individuals” together with my suggestion that the department interview other people in the street for corroborating evidence, and perhaps inspect the ashes for visible residue, it appears that unless we ourselves can supply evidence that will stand up in court, the most we can expect is that the offender will be visited by a department representative and asked about the fire.

Heather Wellington, Ward Councillor To the Editor On Saturday the 13th of May we were out working in the garden when we first smelt smoke from a burn-off at a certain property near the river end of Batson St. The smoke smelt normal at first, but at approximately 3pm an awful toxic-smelling stench filled our nostrils, and clouds of black smoke billowed from the property in question. By the time I could get a camera and walk to the street the clouds of black smoke were gone, so there was no opportunity to take photos as evidence, but our house and the clothes we were wearing stunk of this toxic-smelling smoke, and at a conservative estimate, at least half a dozen other families must have been equally affected by the toxic smoke. I contacted the Council's Environment Health Unit to report both the illegal burning as well as two other nearby burn-off piles similarly containing materials that it is supposedly illegal to burn, including one pile which includes copious amounts of chipboard that is disintegrating and leaching its toxic chemicals into the earth, as well as plastic that is $5.60/kgMS down to $1.91/kgMS last season. “Fonterra has listened to industry and is taking steps to provide a more stable commercial environment for their farmers by providing an indicative forecasting for the season’s milk price,” UDV President Adam Jenkins said. “However, this was an opportunity to draw a line in the sand and start rebuilding trust in the industry after the milk crisis, but nothing has been done to rectify the heartache caused to many farmers who bore the burden of management decisions last year.”

Once again, my impression of the Council's Environment Health Unit is that they appear to speak and act far more like apologists for those polluting the local environment rather than the environmental protectors that I seemingly naively assumed that they would and should be. Given both the unacceptable number of Winchelsea residents who burn off allegedly illegal household goods that produce toxic smoke and residue together with the Council's apparently ineffective environmental protection system, it seems that living in a small country town to escape city pollution isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Name and Address Supplied Mr Jenkins said Fonterra’s refusal to compensate farmers who switched processors for financial reasons would make the dairy industry more inequitable. “Farmers who were financially forced to leave their processors should not be forced to continue to bear the cost of processor actions and serious questions must be answered about the fairness and equity of the treatment of those who have left through no fault of their own,” he said. “They should be paid a fair price for the milk they delivered last year and all farmers who supplied should be paid no matter who they now supply.”


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017



PAPER RECYCLING Paper depot rear of elderly citizens rooms

Harding Street, Winchelsea


Fun, Interactive music sessions for pre-school children (0-4 y.o.) and parents/caregivers When: Mondays 10-11 am (During school term) Where: St Thomas’ Hall, 25 Barwon Terrace To Enquire: 0407 838 256

Lawn mowing, general gardening, green waste & rubbish removal, spout cleaning, pressure washing and estate clean ups Pensioner discounts Call John 0434 547 141

Men in our community

For more details ring: Ray Atkinson (Co-ordinator) 0407 839 139 or Graham McPadden (Secretary) 0400 046 522

Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30am

5234 6585

51 Hesse Street New members welcome


0417 385 984

For all your septic tank, grease traps and interceptor pits servicing. Locally owned and operated

Integrative Natural Medicine & Wellness Services

Offering: Osteopathy • Ayurveda • Chinese Medicine • Acupuncture • Dry Needling • Naturopathy • Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation • Diet & Lifestyle Counselling • Myotherapy • Massage • Beauty Therapy Open 6 Days. Dr Haidee Benning & Associates.


PH: 0428 177 964 or 52 672 948

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star

Star Classifieds

100th anniversary


FREE for personal entries.

Please be brief, include a name and contact number. Photo printed only if space permits. Editor’s decision to publish or not is final. Deadline Fridays 4pm.


3(+) Bedroom home required for 3 males, aged 67, 52 and 26. Needs to have a decent shed space (or two) and land, as we all have varied projects going on cars, bikes, music, boats, garden etc. Price negotiable Call or text Brandon 0434048477. Richard 0422098184 _______________________________

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Delivery available. Contact Perry 0433196206


Enlisted 16/3/1916 John was born in Horsham Victoria in 1894. His parents were Robert Williamson and Charlotte Cossar nee Stewart. He enlisted at Winchelsea on 16/3/1916 and trained at Broadmeadows. He was allocated to the 57th Battalion 4th Reinforcements and embarked from Melbourne on board the “Shropshire” on 25/9/1916 disembarking at Plymouth on 10/11/1916. He crossed the channel, landing in France on 30/12/1916. On 2/1/1917 he was made acting Corporal at Etaples then reverted back to Private on 7/1/1917 seeing action at the Hindenberg Line. John left the Australian Division Base Depot on 7/2/1917 joining the 57th Battalion in the field. He was killed at the second battle of Bullecourt, Ypres sector in Belgium on 12/5/1917.

Died 12/5/1917 An eye witness account states they saw John a few moments after he was killed. A shell pitched into the trench killing 5 men, incuding Cossar, who was asleep at the time. He was buried close to where he was killed but because the area was under continual bombardment for quite some time his body could not be retrieved. John is commemorated on the memorial panel 163 at Villers Brettoneux , France. The information in this and all other articles in the series has been sourced from Nancy Mawson and Christine Mawson- Alsop’s wonderful publications ” Heroes of the Winchelsea District”. The Winchelsea Star would like to thank them for allowing us to publish these extracts on the 100th anniversary of these heroes deaths.

St Alban’s Anglican Church, Hamlyn Heights invites you to…

PENTECOST TODAY! Saturday June 3, 2017

Program includes 2 sessions…

RSVP Brad Cox

9.30-4.00pm Day session


Mo by Monday May 29

7.00-9.00pm Evening session


Lunch and refreshments provided. There is No Cost to attend but a Love Offering will be received to support the work of SOMA and New Wine. “A Visiting Team from SOMA and NEW WINE led by Bishop Ian Lambert (Anglican Bishop for the Australian Defence Force) will lead the day helping us grow in the knowledge and experience of the Holy Spirit. We are looking forward to a very fruitful and engaging weekend.” Rev. Jon Taylor - St Alban’s, Hamlyn Heights.

St Alban’s Anglican Church, 277 Church St, Herne Hill.


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Covering Meredith, Bannockburn, Anakie, Lethbridge, Inverleigh, Teesdale, Shelford, Elaine and Winchelsea

52219170 Monday - Friday 9am to 2 pm http://www.vinnies.org.au

A caring Catholic organisation offering “a hand up” to all people in need. Services Available


Acute Hospital Residential Aged Care Dementia Specific Care Urgent Care

Philip Robertson, BHSc ND, Naturopath

Physiotherapy Dietician

Lisa Taylor, BHSc ND, Naturopath

District Nursing

Deanne Pegus, Massage, Myotherapy

Diabetes Education Occupational Therapy

Prof. Qi-Wen Li, Shanghai College TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Planned Activity Groups Community Health Groups

Lorina Harris, Holistic Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist (AHA)

Palliative & Continence Care Podiatry Maternal Child Health Nurse

5267 1200 8—12 Gosney Street, Winchelsea

AquaFire Healing The Healing Power of Nature

0415 530 276

Helen Watt  Naturopath Remedial Massage Therapist


343 Moorabool St Geelong 3220 near South Geelong railway station frontdesk@carmoora.com.au

Civil Celebrant Elizabeth Bennett

A personalized ceremony that makes your special day unique. Weddings, Renewal of Vows. Naming Ceremonies, Funerals. Phone: 5267 2181 Mobile: 0407 040 471 eabennett12@yahoo.com

Winchelsea Bannockburn Taxis Stan Smith

0429 672 888 or 5267 2888 Wheelchair access 10 seater bus available

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Church News St Thomas Anglican Church

This month at St Thomas Church Mainly Music 10 am Monday May 22nd at St Thomas hall. All Wednesdays in May at 1pm inter-Church prayer meetings at St Thomas Hall. Sunday May 28th All age service St Thomas at 10am.

June 4th Annual Inter-church Pentecost service at 2:30pm at St Thomas. On the 3rd of June St Albans Anglican church have invited us to join them for a special Pentecost seminar at their church in Church street, Hamlyn Heights. If you feel you need some spiritual refreshment and want to join us please tell me and I will make sure you are registered. The day will be lead by the Anglican Bishop of the Defence forces, Bishop Ian Lambert. There is no charge for the day but a free will offering will be taken up.

Wednesday May 31st Young Mums & kids Morning tea 10am at St Thomas hall. Sunday June 4th Holy Communion at 10pm.

Get The Winchelsea Star

by email!

Every week that the Star is published, we email it to paid subscribers. The email version has the advantages -

EARLIER DELIVERY & FULL COLOUR. It can be read ONLINE or DOWNLOADED as a PDF. To subscribe, go to winchelseastar.org.au/subscriptions and follow the directions.

A yearly subscription is just $25 for 12 months We prefer Direct Deposit but Paypal/EFTPOS is available. If you need help, contact Mick on 5267 2295 or treasurer@ winchelseastar.org.au Postal subscriptions are available at $125 yearly. For postal subscriptions contact Don 5288 7231.

God bless, Wendy Gravolin ________________________________

Winchelsea Uniting Church Events of the Week

KYB Rally – Tuesday May 23rd at 10.30am in the hall. Guest Speaker – Nola Hill on the topic “Extravagant Love – All Yours”. Inter-church Prayer meeting – Wednesday May 24th at 1.00pm in St. Thomas’s hall. Uniting Care – Thursday May 25th in the hall from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Nursing Home service - Friday May 26th at 11.00am. Worship on Sunday May 28th – 9.30am – John Bumford Bible Study – Monday May 29th at 7.30pm. John Bumford Co-ordinator

St John the Baptist Church News from St John’s Our deepest sympathy to Father Charles, whose father, John Balnaves, died last Wednesday, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Baptisms are being celebrated at Inverleigh, Anakie and Bannockburn, during the following weeks. Meredith is holding their Biggest Morning Tea on Wednesday May 24th at St Joseph’s Hall commencing at 10a.m. Great fun and loads and loads of prizes are available to win. Help to support a great cause which is close to our hearts. The Feast of Pentecost is Sunday June 4th, and on this day we celebrate the birth of the Church. We are invited to a birthday celebration at Meredith commencing at 5pm. Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal 2017 This weekend in the Melbourne Archdiocese is a special collection in all parishes for the purpose of supporting the vital work of our Chaplains. Please give generously in envelopes provided to support chaplains who work with • Young people in youth justice facilities • Patients and families in public hospitals • People living with HIV/Aids • Men and women in prisons • Seafarers Thank you to all who supported our Guild Ladies Luncheon, our numbers may have been down, however we all enjoy the Soup, Sandwiches and Slices then Susie entertained us with a selection of beautiful music played on her harp. We all relaxed and joined in occasionally singing along to a tune. Much discussion took place about the various types of harps available as well as the variety of music that Susie enjoys playing, from Elvis to Brahms’s Lullaby, Beethoven and many more. Thank you to Susie for a wonderful afternoon, as well as the ladies who set up the hall and provided the food for all of us to enjoy. Until next time, God bless. Marg Bushell

12 12

The Winchelsea Star The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 Tuesday 23 May, 2017


Hesse Rural Health Hesse Rural Health 8 Gosney St, Winchelsea Winchelsea 8 Gosney St,

When? When?

Friday 2 2 June June 12-3.30pm 12-3.30pm Friday

Bookings: Bookings:

Call Hesse Hesse Rural Rural Health Health Call Reception Team Reception Team

52671200 FREE

Victoria’s native fisheries to get an annual check-up Major Major rivers rivers in in Victoria Victoria are are to to receive receive an an annual annual check-up check-up to to monitor monitor the health and status of recreational fish species. the health and status of recreational fish species. Researchers Researchers from from the the Department Department of of Environment, Environment, Land, Land, Water Water and and Planning (DELWP)’s Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) will work with Planning (DELWP)’s Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) will work with Fisheries Fisheries Victoria Victoria to to monitor monitor native native fish fish species species in in a a selected selected river river in in each of Victoria’s 10 Catchment Management Authority (CMA) each of Victoria’s 10 Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions. regions. ARI Principal Research Scientist Jarod Lyon said: “The surveys will ARI Principal Research Scientist Jarod Lyon said: “The surveys will provide Victorians with accurate information about the health of our provide Victorians with accurate information about the health of our native fish and our waterways.” native fish and our waterways.”

“The information we gather in each check-up will inform the “The information we gather in each check-up will our inform the management actions we need to take to support recreational fish management actions to take to support our recreational species and the healthwe of need selected priority rivers within each CMAfish speciesacross and the health of priority rivers within each CMA region Victoria,” Mrselected Lyon said. region across Victoria,” Mr Lyon said. This work is funded under the $222 million investment into catchment Thiswaterway work is funded thethe $222 million Government's investment intowater catchment and healthunder through Victorian plan ‘Water for Victoria’ andthrough the Target One Million initiative to get more and waterway health the Victorian Government's water plan people fishing, more often. ‘Water for Victoria’ and the Target One Million initiative to get more people fishing, more often. Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii), Trout Cod (Maccullochella macquariensis), Catfish Murray Cod (Maccullochella peeliiFreshwater peelii), Trout Cod (Tandanus tandanus), Macquarie Perch (Macquaria australasica) are listed (Maccullochella macquariensis), Freshwater Catfish (Tandanus as threatened species Perch in Victoria under the Flora and Fauna tandanus), Macquarie (Macquaria australasica) are listed Guarantee (FFG) Act. in Victoria under the Flora and Fauna as threatened species Guarantee (FFG) Act.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Winchelsea Primary School Grade 5/6 Camp - Melbourne By Natalie, Fletcher and Chanelle

Day 1 At 7:15am Wednesday the 19th the grade 5/6 departed from Winchelsea train station to go to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. From there we took public transport to go to Hotel Claremont which was where we stayed. When we got there we dropped our bags off and went to Science Works. It was fantastic, it had so many great things to do and see, it was a great experience. After we finished at Science Works we went to the Shrine of Remembrance. They had so many great things to see like medals what they used to protect themselves and they told us the meanings of the way it was built. There was a lot of special things there and we learnt a lot about the history of ANZAC Day and the Anzacs. For dinner we went to La Porchetta and had pizza and soft drinks it was really yummy. It was a great first day. Day 2 We went to the MCG for a big tour and we got to see the Hawthorn rooms and to have a look around. Then we went to the Sport Museum and Game On which had lots of games. After that we had Subway for lunch, the Subway was great we had fun playing on the grass. Then we went to Federation Square. We stayed there for a bit. The kids loved their slurpees from 7/11. We also went to ACMI. It was really cool.Then we went to the Eureka Sky Deck, most of us were scared to go up because it was so high. Some of us went on THE EDGE. The Edge is when a glass box moves out of the building and you could see everything in Melbourne, it was really fun. For dinner that night we went to Soda Rock Diner. It was a fun experience, the waiters and the waitresses were serving food while on roller skates. We had burgers and hot dogs. At the end the waiters and the waitresses danced for us. The food was delicious I thought it was all American 60s style. Day 2 was my favourite day. Day 3 On the last day we had an early start. We went to the Vic Market, unfortunately though it was raining most of the day but we still had a lot of fun visiting all of the different market stalls. We all had gone off in our separate groups and enjoyed the entire day. We all spent our money buying clothes and food and plenty of other things. Once we finished visiting the Vic. Market we went back to the hotel to pick up our luggage and left for Southern Cross Station and got back on the train to Winchelsea. While on the train we had a bit of a delay, but we still got home safely. We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the parent helpers: Greg Leeson, Amanda Partridge, Belinda Stones and Tony Phelps, who took care of us on camp and helped out with activities, and we have to thank Mr Babb, Ms Wallace and Mrs Turner for making this whole camp possible and taking us on such an amazing trip that we will never forget!


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Winchelsea Primary School Genius Hour By Simone Wallace and Dean Babb

Genius Hour at Winchelsea Primary School started after we went to a workshop run by Karen Boyes last year. In her presentation she explained, “Genius Hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.” The origin of Genius Hour stems from ‘Google 20% Time’. It really supported a belief in our classrooms based on Albert Einstein's famous quote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Albert Einstein

The aim of Genius Hour is to allow students time to learn about what they want to learn about. It is an hour where students are creative, solve problems, learn, teach, imagine and reflect upon their learning. We decided that in Year 5 and 6 this year we would try out Genius Hour and we (teachers and kids) are loving it. We asked the kids the question, ‘What if you could learn about anything you wanted?’ which lead them into the first step, Passion. The aim of Genius Hour is to get each kid to learn about something they’re passionate about, interested about and want to learn more about.

Next step: Pitch. Each student developed a pitch to present to teachers and students, pretty much to get the “OK” to work on their idea for one hour a week in class time. There are 3 rules for Genius Hour, which we have followed: 1. You have to research something 2. You have to create something 3. You have to present something

Once their pitch has been given the tick of approval, students have used their hour each week to Plan, develop their Project through action steps, create their Product and will finally Present to all other geniuses. Students get 1 hour per week to work on what they have decided upon. They also spend an extra 20 minutes a week reflecting upon their learning experience on SeeSaw - where they can share their reflections with us and other students.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Winchelsea Primary School What Some of Our Geniuses are Saying What is your genius What is your hour idea? What are you trying to name? create/make/design?








Why did you choose this is your project?

Glowing socks that are So you won’t have to very comfortable wake people up in the night turning on lights.

What is the most intriguing or interesting What do you like thing you have about genius hour? discovered?

How has genius hour changed your learning?

That I can sew

Making my socks

It is very fun and we get to make things

I am making a remote control car using parts from old, broken or unused remote control cars.

I really like robotics

That it actually isn’t very hard to put it together

We can do what we find fun

It has made me learn about how to use steering system

I am trying to hold a fundraising event raising money for The Leukaemia Foundation.

I chose this because I want to help people out there and I know lots of people who have been affected by cancer or are battling it right now.

I have discovered there are many ways to help cancer, whether it’s donating money or shaving off hair, you can help as long as you try.

I like how students get to make up and do their own. It’s a great way to build confidence and learn new ways to work among others with your own thoughts.

I now always think of a plan of action, how I’m going to do things and what I want my final product or answer to be.

I am making a blog about endangered elephants to warn people what is happening to and why these things should stop.

I chose this as my project because I think that it is important to help save elephants.

The most interesting things I have discovered are that people cut off elephants tusks and there are Indian Elephants.

The thing I like about Genius Hour is that I get to research and learn about anything I want.

I find it easier to answer questions because I am now answering different questions every week.

I thought it would be easier than it is because there’s been some tricky things I had to work my way around.

That we get to make things people have always wanted to make.

Because we’re learning about things that we never have learned before

It has changed my I like that you get to learning by letting me work on something that you have always do my own thing. been curious about.

I am trying to make a Because I wanted to spring stump for wicket know how to make one keepers in cricket and now I have the chance My idea is to make a colouring book to make people not feel so angry. Make them calm and mindful of their actions.

Because I wonder what makes people unhappy and stressed and what makes them happy and calm.

I find it interesting that mindfulness colouring allows you to live in the moment, free of stress and worry.

My genius idea is to make a comfortable netball shoes sole.

I chose this project because I am really into netball

That you can’t make a That we get to make gel for you shoe with or invent something food products (jelly)

It gives me a lot of choices

Come on a LEGO ® Adventure this June long weekend… Queenscliffe Bricks, Victoria’s premier regional LEGO ® event is back on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June. With LEGO ® exhibits, LEGO ® master classes, LEGO ® play zone & sales as well as stacks of giveaways and hundreds of dollars in prizes up for grabs in our competitions, Queenscliffe Bricks is the must do activity this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 winchelsea_star_vol40_ed16_web.pdf

Classical Yoga Globe Theatre Tuesday 6.15pm


0418 524 100

Boutique Rural Accommodation for Cats https://cfl.dropboxstatic.com/static/previews/pdf-js/pdf-js-9e9df5…_subject_uid=170082645&annotation_highlight=1&annotation_region=1

Have you considered the Hub, for your next meeting or event? Have you considered the Hub, VISIT OUR NEW for your next meeting or event?

WEBSITE VISIT OUR & NEW Have you considered the Hub, WEBSITE TAKE HUBor event? for your nextTHE meeting & TOUR VIDEO VISIT NEW TAKE OUR THE HUB WEBSITE VIDEO TOUR visit thehubwinchelsea.com.au

& visit thehubwinchelsea.com.au TAKE THE HUB VIDEO TOUR

visit thehubwinchelsea.com.au

 Short and long term boarding Single ,Double & Family walk in – suites Outdoor sun areas Family owned and run Pick up and delivery by arrangement Council approved and registered Pick up and drop off By Appointment Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9-12p.m. Or other times by prior arrangement

340 Considines Rd, Modewarre 3240

M. 0434 339 052

E:enquiries @catnook.com.au www.catnook.com.au

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


What’s On

Advertise your event in the Winchelsea Star who, what, where and when for FREE. Please be brief. The Editor’s decision whether to publish a who, what, where and when notice request is final.

Old Time Dancing Globe Theatre Winchelsea 8pm Saturday 27th May Music by Ron Suddon Cost $8 Country supper and prizes 0408968883

Winchelsea Neighborhood Watch There will NOT be a NHW meeting on Wednesday, May 24th. Our usual monthly meetings will resume on June 28th. Our monthly newsletters will continue as usual, all things being = ! Helen Verity – Co-ordinator.

Combat gorse on your property Landowners and Landcare groups can apply for up to $25,000 to combat gorse in their local area. The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) is calling for project submissions for its 2017/18 community grants program, available to groups of two or more landholders who are committed to long term gorse control. “Gorse is persistent and the longer you leave it, the longer it will take to control,” VGT chairman Peter Everist said. “Gorse seeds can lie dormant for decades, meaning one year of seeding generates decades of weeding or a life time of hard work. “Gorse will also harbour invasive animals such as foxes and rabbits costing you money and impacting on native species. It can also decrease land value and generate significant fire risk,” he said. The VGT 2017/18 community grants are now open and will close on Monday 5 June 2017. For more information visit: https://www. vicgorsetaskforce.com.au

The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 vcn1g10064_Layout 1 12/02/2015 11:34 AM Page 1




Are you connected to natural gas? We organize service pipes & meter connections. Any appliance you wish connected: Gas log fires Gas heaters Hot water services Hot plates Ovens BBQs

RM & ME Plumbing Pty Ltd Ross 0417 561 558 Murray 0434 600 139


 Domestic and Rural Plumbing  Roofing  Sewerage & Septic  LPG & Natural Gas Connections  Motorised Drain Cleaning  Backhoe Hire

Phone Mark 5288 7244


Mobile 0428 520 142


Specializing in:        

Roofing Spouting and Downpipes Hot and Cold water services Stormwater Drainage Motorized Drain Cleaning 1.5t Excavator hire Solar hot water installations

Mobile: 0417 342 531 License No: 47995

REC 19718

B & H Modifications Bob Verity 55 Stephenson Road Winchelsea 3241 Ph: 5267 2467 Mobile: 0411 610 678

Industrial Sewing Machine Work Caravan Annexes, Trailer Covers, Shade Sails, Alterations and Repairs to Camping and Tents. Clear PVC Blinds Repairs to CLEAN Horse Rugs No Job Too Small

Email: bobverity@southernphone.com.au

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Winchelsea Community House

The Winchelsea Star


Hours: Open from 9.00am to 2.00pm Monday – Friday Phone: 5267 2028 Address: 28 Hesse Street, Winchelsea Winchelsea Community House Email: reception@winchhouse.org.au Website: Hours: Open from 9.00am to 2.00pm Monday – Friday Phone: 5267 2028 Address: 28 Hesse Street, Winchelsea Email: reception@winchhouse.org.au Website:

www.winchhouse.org.au www.winchhouse.org.au

!Expressions of interest! 1. Ukulele group class (1 hour) Class timesto can either be: $120 Introduction Computers

Mornings: Mondays or Thursdays

GetEvenings: the mostMondays out of your computer by coming along or Wednesdays to our Introduction to Computers Now Should bring your own ukulele ascourse. there are only a updated you about Windows 10! coupletoofteaching spares available. 2. Resin Workshop (3 hours) When: Term 3, five sessions for 2.5 or 5 weeks, ClassMondays time: A Wednesday morning and Wednesdays, 9.30am-1.30pm All material provided, $180, dress in

old clothes in case it gets a bit messy.

Advertising Online and Using Social Media for Small If you are$140 interested in either of the courses, please Businesses let us know soon, as well as your preference of day

!Expressions of interest! Hare Krishna Cooking Class $60 Our always popular Hare Krishna Cooking class is back and 1. Ukulele group class (1 hour) already has a date! Class times either be: and 5 spots left at this stage, We have hadcan a lot of interest so be quick to secure YOUR spot! We’ll take the first paid Mornings: Mondays or Thursdays participants for this upcoming course. There will be Evenings: Mondays or Wednesdays another one later in the year for those who miss out/can’t Should bring your own ukulele as there are only a couple make the date or simply want to participate again. of spares available.

When: Saturday 27th May 2017, 2. Resin10am Workshop – 2pm (3 hours)

Class time: A Wednesday morning

We’ll be sending out reminders All material provided, $180, dress and a “How do I get there” map to in participants closer old clothes in casetoitthe getsdate! a bit messy. Give us a call or come in in person for more information. Introduction to Computers $120of the courses, please let us If you are interested in either

know well as your preference of day andto time, so Get thesoon, mostas out of your computer by coming along we can continue planning! our Introduction to Computers course. Now updated to teaching you about Windows 10!

and Term time, so we can continue When: 3, two sessions perplanning! week for 3 weeks, 6.30-9.30pm

When: Term 3, five$150 sessions for 2.5 or 5 weeks, MYOB Essentials

When:now Termbeing 3, twotaken! sessions per week for 3 weeks, Bookings

When: Term 3, two sessions per week Learn the basics of MYOB, designed for beginners through to intermediate. for 3 weeks, 6.30-8.30pm

Advertising Online and Using Social Media for Small Cost: $140 $140 Businesses 6.30-9.30pm

Cost: $140 Bookings now being taken!

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9.30am-1.30pm

Learn the basics of MYOB, designed for beginners through to intermediate. MYOB Essentials $150

When: Term 3, two sessions per week for 3 weeks, 6.30-8.30pm

A social group/crochet club has started up for people who are interested in getting together on Saturdays to have a A social group/crochet club has started up for people who are interested in getting together on Saturdays to have a chat and do some crocheting or knitting together. chat and do some crocheting or knitting together. Saturdays, 10am onwards at the Community House. $2 per session to cover room hire. Bring your own projects and Saturdays, 10am onwards at the Community House. $2 per session to cover room hire. Bring your own projects and lunch/snacks! Tea and coffee will be available on site. lunch/snacks! Tea and coffee will be available on site. Please letlet usus know meetupororjust justjoin joininin rocking Please knowif ifyou youare areinterested interested in in a a regular regular meetup byby rocking upup on on thethe day!day! Winchelsea Toy Library is now open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 2pm. Don’t want to keep buying toys? Borrowing them at the toy library, you’ll only pay $2 for 2 toys for 2 weeks and signup Winchelsea Library is children now open Mondays and 9am 2pm. is free. WeToy offer toys for from 6 months to Tuesdays, 5 years. Come in –and have a look at what we have!

Don’t want to keep buying toys? Borrowing them at the toy library, you’ll only pay $2 for 2 toys for 2 weeks and signup Winchelsea Community House isfrom now 6a months proud supporter of Planet of at what we have! is free. We offer toys for children to 5 years. Come Ark’s in andinitiative have a look recycling used cartridges! Come in and get rid of your old cartridges by putting them in the box we’ve put up for you!

Winchelsea Community House is now a proud supporter of Planet Ark’s initiative of recycling used We have alsocartridges! set up a box to collect old and used batteries for recycling! Come inthem and get ridwe ofcan your old cartridges by putting them in the box we’ve put up for Bring in so safely dispose of them. you! Please don’t put them in general waste!! We have also set up a box to collect old and used batteries for recycling! Bring them in so we can safely dispose of them.

Please don’t put them in general waste!!


The Winchelsea Star



Tuesday 23 May, 2017

No Reporters No Photographers The Winchelsea Star is a volunteer organisation. No employees, and no reporters to go looking for stories of local interest. The Winchelsea Star depends on its readers and Winchelsea Ward residents to send in news, information and articles. Please send your items to news@winchelseastar.org.au

Knuckey’s Winchelsea Ph: 5267 2011 Knuckey’s have in stock a complete range of batteries to suit tractor, heavy machinery, cars, utes Matthew Partridge

p 0418 672 334 e mrpsteelworx@yahoo.com.au

Welding Service

- Onsite welding - Farm maintenance - Farm machinery & equipment repairs - Cattle & sheep yards - Custom built trailers - Supply & install gates

The largest range of the best oil for your vehicles—CASTROL— ‘when only the best will do’ The largest range of V belts. A, B, C, D M Sections Bolts and nuts for all occasions Steel cut to size



R.A.K. DAVIS & SONS PTY. LTD. CARTAGE CONTRACTORS WINCHELSEA LOADERS, GRADER, LOW LOADER AND TIP TRUCKS OF ALL SIZES AVAILABLE FOR HIRE ALSO OPERATING ARMYTAGE QUARRY Princes Highway, West of Armytage Road SUPPLIERS OF GRAVEL, SAND, SCORIA & LOAM 1st & 2nd grade crushed rock, 1” - 1.5” Metal 2” Minus, Scalpings, Screenings and Crusher Run Ph: 5267 2094 (Depot) or 5267 2436 (Quarry) After hours: Raymond 5267 2401 or Max 5267 2281

Schroeter Bros Garage 7 Willis Street, Winchelsea Ph: 5267 2098

For all Mechanical Repairs and Service to Cars, 4 Wheel Drives and Commercial Vehicles Tilt tray service for Cars, Commercials, 4WDs, Tractors, Machinery, Trucks and Containers

“We want more families in Western Victoria reading to their kids more often because we know how beneficial it is.”

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

“Reading books builds a wonderful foundation for a child’s growth and development.”

The Winchelsea Star

“Improving literacy skills by reading helps to maximise a child’s potential in a whole variety of ways.”


Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos

Community Safety Fund “We’re launching a new campaign as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Gayle Tierney MP, Grants Years – so every parent knows the benefits of reading to their kids from day one.” Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help Western Victoria tackle local crime as part of the Community Crime Prevention Program. Applications are open for the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants and close at 4.00pm on Friday 14 July 2017. The grants provide funding for councils and not-for-profit community groups to deliver projects that help prevent crime and support people to feel safer and more engaged in their communities. Projects that may be funded under the Community Safety Fund grants include: • new security equipment and infrastructure (locks, vandal-proof security lighting, security screens, alarms, fencing and gates) • small-scale, physical improvements and upgrades to public spaces such as streetscapes, parks and reserves to improve community use of these areas • education and awareness initiatives to help prevent motor vehicle and personal property theft and residential and retail burglaries. For further information about the grants, including guidelines for applicants, please visit: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au _________________________________

Member for Western Victoria

Minister for Training and Skills Minister for Correction Ground Floor, 1 Yarra St, Geelong Vic 3220 T: (03) 5224 2088 | F: (03) 5224 2386 E: gayle.tierney@parliament.vic.gov.au The new semi-express services will be introduced on 27 August in a new V/Line timetable, which will also add 69 new services between Geelong and Melbourne. Timing of buses that connect with trains will be adjusted to reflect the new timetable, which will be available in July from ptv.vic.gov.au. _________________________________

Getting More Kids Ready Before School Sharing books with your kids is a simple way to boost their literacy and numeracy skills, and improve their school results and future job prospects. The theme of this year’s Premiers’ Reading ChallengePremiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years is ‘Share a Book Today’. The Challenge encourages families and early childhood centres to help children who have not yet started school to experience 40 books before September.

Regional Payroll Tax Cut In a boost to regional economies, the Government will reduce the payroll tax rate by 25 per cent in regional Victoria – from 4.85 per cent to 3.65 per cent for all businesses operating mostly in regional Victoria, making it the lowest rate in the country. This will slash costs for an estimated 1650 businesses in Western Victoria, support companies in regional Victoria to grow, encourage job creation, and ensure every region shares in the benefits of the state’s economic growth. The government is bringing forward the timeline of last year’s payroll tax cuts. The payroll tax-free threshold will now increase to $625,000 as of 1 July this year, and to $650,000 from 1 July 2018, in a fast-track of changes set to save business up to $48 million and create new jobs.

The State Government has announced 30 new semi-express services each week to make the journey between Warrnambool and Melbourne quicker.

More than 8,000 children and families participated in last year’s Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years, reading more than 265,800 books.

The Government is also allowing more small businesses to opt for an annual payroll tax payment instead of monthly payments. Extending the annual payment threshold from $10,000 to $40,000 cuts red tape and increases cash flow flexibility for thousands of businesses across Victoria.

"Six off-peak Warrnambool services each weekday will no longer stop at Wyndham Vale and Tarneit – reducing crowding and improving journey times for local passengers," said Gayle Tierney MP.

The 2017 Challenge closes 8 September, with over 2000 books on the early years’ booklist: www.education.vic. gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/booklist. aspx

Agri-businesses will also benefit, with the Budget removing insurance duty on agricultural products, making it cheaper for farmers to insure against crop, livestock and equipment damage.

Q fever is the livestock industry’s million dollar problem

“Q fever is carried by cattle, sheep, goats, feral animals and rodents, and can be transmitted to humans,” VFF Livestock President Leonard Vallance said.

“The vaccine is 96-98 per cent effective for cases vaccinated during incubation and totally effective when it’s not, so it’s a one-off expense that becomes a worthy investment when you consider the lost productivity, health problems, and potential legal issues you risk if you don’t get your staff inoculated.”

More Express Trains and Quicker Trips

The Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group is set to launch an awareness campaign hitting home the seriousness of Q Fever as a drain on the livestock supply chain. The livestock industry loses 1,700 weeks in productivity each year and millions of dollars across the supply chain due to a lack of understanding around Q fever.

“It affects farmers, farm employees, shearers, animal carriers, abattoir workers, meat inspectors and vets, so if you work with livestock right across the supply chain, you are at risk of getting Q fever.” Mr Vallance said around 600 cases are reported across Australia each year. “Q fever costs the meat industry alone at least $ 1 million every year,

Mr Vallance encouraged livestock industry employers to come to VFF run events and do their part to minimise the risks of contracting Q fever by staying on top of the latest information about the disease.


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

MITCHELL’S AG SPRAY SERVICES ‘for all your boom spray needs’ Modern Machine Experienced Owner Operator Competitive rates (from $11 / ha) Prompt service Phone 0419 331 435

OZ TREES NURSERY & TREE PLANTING SERVICES  Affordable seedlings—over 200 species  Complete plantation service—farm forestry, shelter, aesthetics

 Deep ripping & mound ploughing. Rotary bed forming

 Our experienced staff will help you select

species for your site conditions and needs Also available—tree planting tools, milk cartons, plastic tree guards & bamboo stakes 569 Warrowie Rd. Colac P: 5233 6280 F: 5233 6393 E: info@oztrees.com.au W: www.oztrees.com.au Open Monday—Friday 9am—4:30pm

Phone OzTrees for professional advice,

Water Delivery

WAZZA’S WATER CARTAGE Stainless Tanker Up to 22,000 ltr loads Barwon Water Registered Domestic & Rural Water Supplies 122563 22563 25663

Call Wazza Mob: 0428 877 260 Email: wazza@wazzas.com.au

Web: wazzaswater.com


Supplied & Erected 7 days Geelong—Bellarine—Colac Phone Rick Dodd 0417 310 800

Winchelsea Trading—agents for:


For all your sharpening needs Rural—Domestic– Industrial    

Hand tools TCT Blades Chainsaws Kitchen tools

   

Garden tools Brobos Firewood saws Bandsaws

 Chipper & planer blades  Drill and router bits  Dog & horse clipping blades

5248 2061 ‘We give you the edge you need’

TRENCHES & HOLES Pty Ltd       

Trenching Post holes Shed footings General earthworks 3.5 tonne excavator Rock breaker Tip truck

Phillip Robertson Phone 0427 672 945 Winchelsea

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star


Funding to fix road black spots in Corangamite Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson announced funding of almost $2m to fix two black spots on local roads. On average, black spot projects reduce fatal and injury crashes by 30 per cent The approved projects are: • Surf Coast Shire - $1,800,000 to seal shoulders, install edge lines, upgrade signage and raise reflective pavement markers and guardrail on Cape Otway Road between Marshmans Outlet Road and Parish Lane at Wurdiboluc. • City of Greater Geelong - $125,000 for right turns at Western Beach Rd and Gheringhap St. For more information on the Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov. au/funding/blackspots/. ---------------------------------------------------------

$650,000 for Alcohol and Drug Services $654,000 will be provided to Barwon Child, Youth and Family to provide counselling services to people identified by their GPs, non-government organisations and emergency services as being at risk of developing drug or alcohol problems, as well as family or friends who have been impacted by someone else’s misuse issues. They will be assessed and offered a number of counselling sessions to talk to someone about their issues or concerns at an early stage, and develop a way forward. ----------------------------------------------------------

Extra $30m for Loans to Support Dairy Farms The Government has announced Farm Business Concessional Loans to enable farmers to refinance existing debt, fund normal operations and bankroll activities to increase productivity. The loans fall into two categories: · drought assistance for drought–affected farm businesses; and · dairy recovery concessional loans to

Electorate Office: 3A/195 Colac Rd Waurn Ponds Vic 3216 T: 03 5243 1444 Fax: 03 5243 1666 Canberra: 02 6277 4172 E: don.plenty@aph.gov.au I W: www.sarahhenderson.com.au assist farmers affected by decisions of Murray Goulburn, Fonterra and National Dairy Products to retrospectively reduce farm gate milk prices. The Government will extend eligibility to farmers who have exhausted their three year entitlement to Farm Household Allowance and can use this support to improve their long term financial strength. To find out more about concessional loans in Victoria, contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 or visit ruralfinance.com.au. ----------------------------------------------------------

Applications Open for Threatened Species Recovery Fund Community organisations in Corangamite that work to protect native species can apply for support from the $5m Threatened Species Recovery Fund. Delivered through the National Landcare Programme, it will bring government and community efforts together in the fight against native species extinction,” said Sarah Henderson. “The Fund will provide seed money and community grants between $20,000 and $250,00 for local projects that strongly align with the objectives of the Threatened Species Strategy.” The grants will be awarded to eligible groups through a competitive process. Information can be found at website: http:// www.nrm.gov.au/national/threatenedspeces-recovery-fund. Applications close on 15 June 2017. ----------------------------------------------------------

Funding boost for Catholic schools The Government's new ‘needs based’ funding plan for schools includes a significant boost for catholic schools. In 2018, a student in Corangamite will receive on average: - $2,564 in a government school,

growing to $4,045 in 2027 - $7,778 in an Independent school, growing to $11,468 in 2027 - $9,733 in a Catholic school, growing to $13,137 in 2027 Editor’s note: Under the Australian Constitution, education and schools are the responsibility of State and Territory governments. State governments are responsible for around 83% of school funding for public schools and the Commonwealth currently provides the remaining 17% or so of funding to public schools. Over the next four years, funding to the Catholic school sector in Victoria will grow by 3.5 per cent. This increase is above inflation and the wage price index to transition the Catholic sector to an equal footing in needs-based funding. To ensure that parents understand funding to their child’s school, the Government has released a school funding estimator, available at https://www.education.gov.au/ quality-schools. .---------------------------------------------------------

$100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund “There are 500 people employed at Ford’s Product Development Centre in North Geelong and its Lara Proving Ground, designing and testing vehicles for Ford. The $13.5m tariff reduction should assist Ford and other auto global auto manufacturers in Geelong such as Carbon Revolution and Quickstep,” Says Sarah Henderson. ·Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos said, “These initiatives, along with the tax cut for around 3.2 million small and medium Australian businesses are helping our manufacturing sector to modernise their operations, create new opportunities and new jobs, and sell their smart, new products to the world.”


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 Free community service adverts

Services & Activities

V/Line Train and Bus Services

Bus to the Hub Body Therapy Classes For reservations on the weekly bus to the Eastern Reserve Hub, please phone 52671202.

To Geelong/Melbourne Mon-Fri 07:402 11:10 13:47 19:39



Proudly supported by:

Winchelsea & District

Est. 1858

Sat-Sun 09:282 13:07 19:07 * Bus at Post Office

To Colac/Warrnambool Mon-Fri 09:052 15:05 18:31* 18:53 20:50 Sat-Sun 08:472 14:43 20:44

Winchelsea Taxi Phone 0429 672 888 or 5267 2888 Wheelchair accessible 10 seater bus available.

* Bus to Colac only

Winchelsea Playgroup

Thursdays at Eastern Reserve starting at 10am. New families welcome, catering for children 0-4 years of age. New families welcome

Winchelsea Health Club

Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm. All proceeds to Hesse Hospital. Items for donation very welcome - clean and in suitable condition for resale. Please do NOT leave items outside the door.

5267 2336

Gym Open Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

6-11am & 5-8pm 9am-Midday & 5-8pm 6-11am & 5-8pm 9am-Midday & 5-8pm 6-11am 9-11am

Gym Class Times Monday 9.15 - 10.00am Seniors Strength Tuesday 6.15 - 7.00pm Boxing Wednesday 9.15 - 10.00am Core Strength Wednesday 6.15 - 7.00pm Spin Thursday 9.15 - 10.00am Seniors Strength

No details have been made available by the Surf Coast Shire about Meals on Wheels for 2016. Please contact the Shire directly for more information on 03 5261 0600.

Surf Coast Mobile Library Surf Coast Mobile Library will be in Hesse Street (parked outside Old Shire Hall) as usual on Fridays between 2:00 and 5:00pm unless it is a Public Holiday. Old Shire Hall (tea rooms), Hesse St, Fridays, 2pm-5pm

Using Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gung & Mindfullness Meditation Practices Tuesdays 6.15pm $13 Cash Catholic Church Hall During School Term Only For More Info Call Dr Haidee Benning 0428 177 964.

Scouts, Cubs & Joeys

1st Winchelsea & 1st Modewarre Scout Groups: Joeys: Tuesdays of school term 5-6pm Cubs: Mondays of school term 6:30-8pm Scouts: Tuesdays of school term 6:30-8:30pm All at Modewarre Hall, Cape Otway Rd Contact Marie McPadden 0409 330147

Movie Club

Movies will be shown at The Globe Theatre on the third Thursday of every month. Movies commence 7.30pm sharp Membership application forms at IGA supermarket and Maguire Butchers

Winchelsea Transfer Station

Opening Hours Monday Closed Tuesday 2pm-4pm Wednesday Closed Thursday 2pm - 4pm Friday Closed Saturday 1.30pm - 3.30pm Sunday 9.30am - 12.30pm

55 Cressy Road, Winchelsea. Accepts household garbage, mixed commercial & industrial waste, mixed construction & demolition waste. Accepts recyclable materials. Accepts one recycle bin two waste bins. Does NOT accept clean fill.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star

Blues News

morning. These youngsters were helping to fill the gap and were replacements for the 8 injured players. Goal kickers for the game are two of the young brigade leading the charge for the future. GOALS: Tyson Berg 2, Bailey Kahle 1 BEST: Jackson Smith, Byron Mathison, Josh Carracher, John Hambrook, Michael Bourdouvalis, Clinton Place.

W.F.N.C. FOOTBALL REPORT By Janet Fletcher

Round 6: Winchelsea Vs Inverleigh Last Saturday’s weather conditions were almost perfect for football, very little if any wind, and if anything a little warm when the Winchelsea Blues hosted country rivals Inverleigh Hawks. In the first encounter for the season, the two Clubs do battle for the Tony Hill Shield. Tony Hill was a great asset to both Clubs and one of the good guys that was taken too soon.


The first half of football was a tight affair with both sides fairly even in a low scoring game. Had Inverleigh kicked straighter in the third quarter they would have been further in front, but at the third quarter siren the Blues were still within striking distance. The Inverleigh Hawks managed to serge ahead in the last, kicking 4 goals 3 behinds to the Blues lowly 1 behind. A disappointing finish to a tightly contested first 3 quarters. GOALS: Jaiden Carter, Joel Karpin, Matt Lawrence - all 1 goal. BEST: Alistair Murnane, Zac Dunkley, Jaiden Carter, Sam Kelly, Tony Garing, Kurt Berg.


As in the previous game the Blues got away to a good start to lead at the first break. Winchelsea pressured Inverleigh causing many errors in the first half of football. In the second half the Hawks managed to open the game up and score more easily than the Blues. A pleasing aspect is the determination of the young ones playing, a couple who had already played earlier in the Colts League that

On a Social note: The Club is fortunate to have people on board who provide such great prizes to raffle for the Club. Saturdays raffle was no exception with substantial prizes on offer – lucky first prize winner was local Trevor Wilson! Many thanks Matthew! Next weekend the Blues travel to Belmont to face off against the Belmont Lions. It would be great to see as many supporters at the Belmont ground as possible to help lift the Blues to another win in their quest to be ON THE RISE ! So come and BACK THE BLUES as they chase another win in the 2017 season. As always newcomers are most welcome at the Club, no matter in what capacity, from football players, to netball, volunteers, supporters, everyone is welcome to join in under the umbrella of what is the Winchelsea Football and Netball Club.

JOIN US AND BACK THE BLUES! MEANWHILE - The Blues Bistro is going off! Definitely the place to be on a cold Thursday night. Libby and the Blues Catering Team always have a great choice of main fare followed by a home- made yummy dessert. The Team look forward to seeing our regular players from Netta and Auskick kids right through to our Senior Football and Netballers who take the opportunity to pre order so as not to miss out on their favorite fare. The ‘Bus to the Hub” patrons are also firm favorites every Thursday evening, many thanks to our loyal patrons who come on the bus driven by Volunteers – wouldn’t be the same without you!

GO BLUES ! ! !


W.F.N.C. NETBALL NEWS By Bronwyn Walker Hosting neighbours Inverleigh at home always provides a great display of netball. This week did not disappoint with some great games across the board, we managed to get wins in 17 & Under and D Grade this week, two teams that usually struggle against Inverleigh so particularly sweet victories.

A Grade

Inverleigh 61 def Winchelsea 35 The first half had us fall back into old habits of unsystematic play which meant attack lacked options and ball were forced to Ebony Berg unnecessarily. The rotation of Lisa Van Helen into Goal short provided us with a steady and experienced player who opened up the circle with movement and safe feeding options. Tori Hose and Connie Royal worked tirelessly against Inverleigh’s well fed goalers who barely missed. Our centre court need to improve to minimize the chasing during the second phase defence. Angie Mawson was excellent in the final quarter providing hard drives and steady feeds which helped us to win this quarter. BEST PLAYERS: Ebony Berg, Kendall Carracher & Angie Mawson GOALS: Ebony Berg 29 Kendall Carracher 4, Lisa Van Halen 2

B Grade

Inverleigh 31 def Winchelsea 20 With injury, illness and unavailability the B Grade side just wasn’t itself this week. We started off slow but finished the first quarter with a three goal lead, unfortunately a second quarter shocker had us slip behind by 5 and not recover. Narelle Place and Danielle Kuchenmeister provided us with many turnover opportunities but we just couldn’t make this work for us on the scoreboard. The low scoring affair showed that defence from both teams was extremely strong across the board. This loss puts us well down the ladder but the B Grade competition is so tight a win could move us up 6 places! BEST PLAYERS: Narelle Place, Danielle Kuchenmeister and Marnie Bruce GOALS: Beth Connors 15, Lisa Van Helen 5


The Winchelsea Star

C Grade Inverleigh 50 def Winchelsea 36 With Belinda Czerniawski back from Inverleigh C Grade had a great accurate target in the goal circle. She certainly delivered scoring 30 of our 36 goals. We played some of our best netball in the first half and held with a very strong Inverleigh side. Unfortunately we couldn’t keep the momentum for the second half and Inverleigh pulled away to take a confortable win. The defensive combination of Bronte Middleton and Abbey Todd again proved strong. If we can play out four good quarters this team should start to get some more wins. BEST PLAYERS: Bronte Middleton, Amanda Carroll , Abbey Todd GOALS: Belinda Czerniawski 30, Holly Worldand 2, Sally Cole 4 D Grade Wincheslea 36 def Inverleigh 34 We got the jump on Inverleigh in the first quarter taking a 4 goal lead. An injury to Tilly Campana brought Jess Loone into the centre for three quarters and she provided the team with strong drives in attack along. Lyndal O’Grady was a great target in attack and followed through with accurate shooting. The girls had some great runs throughout the game but were never able to break it open due to unforced errors and Inverleigh’s constant pressure. The girls held their cool and managed to take a 2 goal win, a great effort as one player mentioned “I can’t remember when we last beat Inverleigh in D Grade”. Well done girls let’s make sure to put it back to Inverleigh to remember when they last beat us! BEST PLAYERS: Jess Loone, Lyndal O’Grady, Sarah Leyden GOALS: Lyndal O’Grady 30, Amanda Partridge 6

Local sporting champions grants awarded 23 Corangamite sportsmen and women have received grants under the Australian Governments Local Sporting Champions grants program. The program provides $500 for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18. The money can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an elite level.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

17 & Under Winchelsea 31 def Inverleigh 20 The under 17’s came out firing this week with a 12 goals to 4 first quarter. We added to this lead each quarter with steady consistent play. After being unwell all week Beth Connors was inspirational in defence providing turnover after turnover. With some players unavailable this week we again brought up some under 15 players and they played some great netball with both Jorja Hilsdon and Georgia Bell featuring in our best players. Ebony Berg was strong in goals scoring 27 of our 31 goals and providing a great target for our young centre court players. BEST PLAYERS: Mikayla Nelson, Ebony Berg and Beth Connors GOALS: Ebony Berg 27 Claire Mawson 4 15 & Under Inverleigh 36 def Winchelsea 11 After a bye last week we struggled to get into the game this week. Mia Robertson shot beautifully having only a few missed during her time on court. Georgia Bell’s defensive pressure was extremely strong whether the circle or in the mid-court providing us with many turnovers. Jorja Hillsdon slotted back into the 15 & Under with some great experience from playing 17 & Under providing great clearing leads and reoffering well. Unfortunately we just couldn’t match it against the strong Inverleigh team. BEST PLAYERS: Mia Robertson, Georgia Bell, Hayley Steed GOALS: Courtney Spoors 2, Mia Robertson 8, Hayley Steed 1 13 & Under Inverleigh 25 def Winchelsea 8 Inverleigh came out strong with a lot of defensive pressure allowing us only to score 1 goal for the first half however our defence also kept their score on the low The Round 2 and 3 Corangamite grant recipients are: Michael Breedveld (ice hockey), Blake Nicholls (flying disc), Thomas Alexander (sailing), Jamie Van Der Ploeg (hockey), Lachlan D’Arcy (hockey), Elliot Hughes (sailing), Caitlin Pickett (soccer), Thomas Doggett-Williams (hockey), Max Miraglia (golf), Codey Funston (Skating - inline hockey), Lucy Peters (equestrian), Amalee Freestone (gymnastics), Matthew Johns (basketball), Heidi Demeo (athletics), Daniel Hawtin (shooting), Sai Lake (skating - inline hockey), Oliver Ashby (skating - inline

Winchelsea Golf Club WOMEN'S RESULTS 17/5/17 by Ann Davis Nine hole stableford competition Lyn Batson with 20 pts on a c/b from Robyn Vesey. NTP. Robyn Vesey. ________________________________

MEN'S RESULTS 20/5/127 by Danny Ehmer Greg Drayton Memorial 4BBB stableford 1st T. Worland & D. Harvey 47pts 2nd B. Spencer &R. Batson 46pts NTP M. Baran Golden hole S. Hampshire Midweek Stableford 1st M. Hedger (8) 20pts 2nd B. Perry (9) 19pts NTP M. Hedger Next week Winchelsea Open Tournament Late entries still taken Ph Michael Hedger 0414 524866 side too. We picked up pace and found our feet in the second half but unfortunately weren’t quite good enough to match the talented Inverleigh side. Alaska Davis and Jordyn Jacques proved a very good defensive combination, with Alaska’s height and Jordyn’s drive they took care of both the high ball and the low one too. Demi Robinson was a real driving fource through the centre of the court. BEST PLAYERS: Alaska Davis, Jordyn Jacques, Demi Robertson GOALS: Eve Mawson 1, Laura Robertson 7 hockey), Shaun Davis (volleyball), Georgia Mckinnon (surf life saving), Sean Rielly (surf life saving), Joshua D’Arcy (hockey), Alexander English (fencing), Flynn Edwards (skating). Gymnast Amalee Freestone from Ocean Grove has been selected in the Victorian Sports aerobics team. Max Miraglia of Colac is a talented golfer who has been named captain of the U12 Victorian School Golf Team and Elliot Hughes of Barwon Heads is an accomplished sailor who has dreams of representing Australia at the Olympics.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The Winchelsea Star



FREE Cylinder of Gas 5234 6585 0417 385 984 For all your domestic & stock water. Also available for road and civil construction Local owned and operated.

with every


or every




Home loan deals.

Ask us how to

At Bendigo Bank, it’s all about rewarding you with greater savings on your home loan, the more you choose to bank with us.

And for you, that could include saving $600 on home loan fees*.



on home loan fees*

So, consider a home loan from Australia’s most reputable bank (AMR Corporate Reputation Index 2015). Drop into your nearest branch at 11 Main Street, Winchelsea or phone 5267 3189 to find out more about securing a home loan you can count on.

Winchelsea & District Community Bank® Branch

*Terms, conditions, fees, charges and lending criteria apply. Full details available from www.bendigobank.com.au/homeloans. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879. S53787-02 (334781_v1) (8/02/2017)


The Winchelsea Star

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Since 1977

SIMPLE STORAGE SOLUTIONS • Personal & Business Storage • Boat, Caravan & Vehicle Storage • High Security Premises • Individually Alarmed Units • Electric Gate Access • 7 Day Access & CCTV YOUR STORAGE PROBLEMS SOLVED

5267 3116



Profile for The Winchelsea Star

Winchelsea Star Vol40 Ed19  

Local Man Receives SES Service Award Remarkable Women Exhibition Winchelsea Primary School Grade 5/6 Camp Football, Netball and Golf Resul...

Winchelsea Star Vol40 Ed19  

Local Man Receives SES Service Award Remarkable Women Exhibition Winchelsea Primary School Grade 5/6 Camp Football, Netball and Golf Resul...