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Queenscliff September 2019 No. 317 and Point Lonsdale Your Community Voice Meet our bag ladies! A group of volunteers is tackling our recycling crisis with donated fabrics and a sewing machine! More than 800 reusable bags have been made to date as part of Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House’s Boomerang Bags 3225 project. Story Page 3. Pictured: Sheri Browne, Tanya Dunn, Jane Rodwell and Lyn Pring. David McDonald Builders David McDonald Builders sets the standard in prestige homes. Specialising in unique design and renovations of outstanding scale and style. Building with Excellence The Rip September 2019 Page 1 www.davidmcdonaldbuilders.com.au • p: 0418 599620 • e: [email protected]

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Council slams recycling hand-out The Borough of Queenscliffe claims an From left: Sheri emergency government hand-out will not cover Browne, Tanya the higher costs of trucking local recycling Dunn, Jane Rodwell waste to a new provider, following the collapse and Lyn Pring of recycling firm SKM. 800 Boomerang Bags and counting Our municipality is one of 31 across the state directly impacted by the Victorian Government A group of volunteers is tackling our leading role in the recycling campaign, having shutdown and subsequent financial demise of recycling crisis with donated fabrics and a banned plastic bags at its Point Lonsdale store the company. sewing machine! in 2011, and more recently in Queenscliff. Mayor Bob Merriman said SKM’s closure More than 800 reusable bags have been made Owner Tamara Gaylard said the move had means Council is paying additional waste taxes to date as part of Queenscliffe Neighbourhood saved approximately 1,000 plastics bags a week. to the government and may have to pay more House’s Boomerang Bags 3225 project. to source another waste provider. “While most of the locals were appreciative \"The community reaction has been amazing of us being   plastic bag free, there were still “Council is undertaking a number of and we love seeing people walking around some customers up until that point who found actions to help get Victoria’s recycling system town with their Boomerang Bags,” said it to be an inconvenience. back on track as soon as possible, including spokesperson Jane Rodwell. “Every Boomerang renegotiating contracts with suppliers,” he Bag has a story, from where its materials were “Boomerang bags are in use at both stores, said. sourced, who it was made by and how far as well as boxes, paper bags. We have IGA it’s travelled. They are used and re-used, shopping bags for purchase, we do not have “We’re also working on negotiating an boomeranged to friends and family as a means thick plastic bags for sale,” she said.   organic waste collection program to reduce the to start a conversation.” amount of waste going to landfill. “I think it would be fair to say we’re all The bags are made available through local getting better at bringing our own bags.” “This problem is bigger than one the IGA supermarkets. The stores have played a Page 13 Boomerang Bags 3225 - One year on Borough can solve on its own,\" Cr Merriman said. \"Through G21 earlier this year, and more recently in support of public comments and representations made by Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood, the Borough has been advocating the Victorian Government to sue the waste taxes they collect from Councils, and therefore ratepayers, to fund solutions to the recycling crisis.\" Councillor Harwood has called on the government to free up a half a billion sustainability fund to deal with the crisis, labelling as “barely tokenistic” an allocation Continued Page 4 Builders with Experience Green Smart Builders Builder with Experience in Quality customised & architecturally-designed new homes, renovations & extensions 5258 4640 - 0418 366938 [email protected] 2062 Bellarine Highway, Marcus Hill www.clarkhomes.com.au Registered Building Practitioner. HIA Member The Rip September 2019 Page 3

New CEO boasts family ties Queenscliff’s new Chief Executive Officer rigorous recruitment process that included boasts ties with Point Lonsdale stretching back multiple rounds of interviews, according to Cr Martin Gill will commence as new Quenscliffe 100 years. Merriman. CEO in October Martin Gill’s family, on his mother’s side, Council also appointed G21 CEO Elaine commenced a connection with the town in Carbines as an independent member of the 1920, that still continues today. selection panel. He also brings with him extensive experience “Getting this decision right has been a in local government, most recently as a top priority for Council,” said Cr Merriman. General Manager - the equivalent of CEO - at “That’s why we went over and above the Tasmania’s Meander Valley Council. requirements of the Local Government Act at every step of the process.” \"Council will be delighted to welcome Mr Gill to the Borough of Queenscliffe as our new The search for a new CEO began after CEO,\" said Mayor Bob Merriman. \"After a current CEO Lenny Jenner announced his comprehensive process, we are confident that resignation in April. Mr Jenner is leaving the Mr Gill has the combination of experience and Borough after almost 11 years as CEO. vision to guide the Borough through the next five years.\" \"Succeeding a CEO after such a long period of excellent service is always a challenging He was appointed unanimously at a task,\" said Cr Merriman. \"Council extends Special Council meeting last month and will its thanks to Mr Jenner for his outstanding commence in the role on October 7. leadership, and wishes him all the best for the future.\" Mr Gill was selected from a long list of applicants from across Australia as part of a From Page 3 of $6.6 million for Councils to cover the cost of diverting recycling or sending it to landfill. The allocation equates to around $200,000 per affected council. The Borough, which contributed $156,000 to the fund last financial year, said the allocation is not enough to cover the costs of dealing with SKM’s shutdown. It has advised residents to continue using their yellow bins as normal. No concensus on Avenue of Honour trees Queenscliffe Council will seek further advice on replacement trees for the borough’s historic Avenue of Honour, despite the recommendation of its own community reference group. Asked to select from a shortlist of potential replacement species, the nine-member group again opted for Monterey Cypress - although The Rip understands the decision was not unanimous. “Council have reviewed all the relevant documentation and believe further advice is required before a decision on preferred tree species for replanting can be decided on,” an Officer’s report to last month Council meeting said. The first of 100 Avenue trees were planted in 1918 to remember local soldiers who died in World War One. The plantings continued for a further 50 years. Retaining walls have been installed around three of the trees deemed to be at greatest risk of failure, with a further two to be built shortly. “The age and size of the existing Monterey Cypress trees present a safety risk in case of partial or whole failure of a tree. “Trees that reach the end of their useful life and present a high risk of harm to property and persons are managed appropriately, including removal as required,” it said. Council has budgeted $90,000 over the next three years for maintenance and removal of the trees. The Rip September 2019 Page 4

Spring has sprung and we have a number of new listings about to hit the market! We saw some incredibly strong sales results over the winter months and expect it to continue throughout Spring. If you are considering selling, and would like an up to date valuation on your home, get in touch with our Point Lonsdale team today! 103 King Street | Queenscliff | 15 Old Geelong Road | Point 5 Downton Crescent | Point $3,395,000 Lonsdale | $850,000 - $880,000 Lonsdale | $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 3A Werry Road | Point Lonsdale | 1/91 Bellarine Highway | Point Lot 1112 Saltbush Circuit | Point $590,000 - $625,000 Lonsdale | Contact Agent Lonsdale | $390,000 A Selection of our Upcoming Spring Listings 16 Downton Crescent | Point Lonsdale 23 Old Geelong Road | Point Lonsdale 124 Fellows Road | Point Lonsdale If you would like would like more information on our upcoming Spring listings before they hit the market, please contact Felix Hakins or Thomas Rogan. Felix Hakins 0400 035 000 [email protected] | Thomas Rogan 0438 965 594 [email protected] Point Lonsdale Office | 03 5258 1811 | 1/83 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale | rtedgar.com The Rip September 2019 Page 5

Best friends and new friends The Breeze Guided Dog Walk and Treasure Hunt, Point Lonsdale The Breeze Point Lonsdale invites you and your dog to join in our free guided dog walk and treasure hunt! As part of the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival celebrations, we’re hosting a 1.5km walk around the waterways of Point Lonsdale and the Bellarine’s newest retirement village, The Breeze. There will be treasure hunt stations along the way where you can collect goodies for you or your dog. The Breeze by Sencia. A better retirement in every sense. When: Thursday 10 October 2019. Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm. To reserve your place, please email [email protected] or phone 1300 206 313. Further details at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au The Breeze is proud to partner with Seniors Week The Rip September 2019 Page 6

From 'Now Selling' to 'Sold' in 3225 Experience, knowledge and market intelligence are key factors your agent will provide throughout the process of selling your home. When the real estate market is challenging, the advice your agent provides becomes even more critical. That advice can make thousands of dollars difference, to the price you achieve. At Kerleys, we live and breathe 3225 today, as we have done since opening our office more than 50 years ago. We track the market and factors influencing 3225 with an attention to detail at a level you can only do, if you focus entirely on a single market. Locals in 3225 will be starting to notice quite a few SOLD stickers around town. We are delighted to advise you, our sales aren’t a result of dropping prices. In fact, many of our sales have been at full price, and we believe the market is stronger now than it has been for many years. Our experience in 3225 is unrivalled and our clients are currently enjoying the benefits. So if you’re considering selling and would like a professional, seamless, far-reaching campaign focused on achieving the highest price, call Kerleys. Damian Cayzer 0416 035 000 Nelson Ferrier 0488 584 100 Hugh Martin 0488 584 141 Coastal Specialists Experience Counts. Est. 1910 The Rip September 2019 Page 7

Surf club opts for youth at the helm That combination of youth and experience he The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Charlie Pitney is Point Lonsdale Surf Life hopes will help ensure a strong future. Club’s youngest ever president hopes his Saving Club's new president appointment encourages other young people In particular Mr Pitney says he is keen to lift in the community to step up to positions of for the young members so us young members community engagement, bolster membership responsibility. should have a say in the final product. and participation, develop new community outreach programs and raise the club’s profile Twenty-four year old Charlie Pitney was Pitney’s 16 year involvement with the club through events, conference and training and elected to the position at last month’s Annual includes stints as club and vice club captain. development programs. General Meeting, replacing Mathew Ponsford, More recently he chaired a group reviewing the who stood down after four years in the role. club’s constitution. He also boasts a Bachelor of He also wants to expand the reach of the Arts and Masters of Law. club’s Nippers program, by introducing more Mr Pitney takes over at what he describes “off-peak” activities. as an “exciting” time, with work set to start as early as this month on a new $ 5 million “I have three main passions that I hope clubhouse. to deliver through my presidency - firstly, keeping our beaches safe, secondly, helping “I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a very last young people to realise their potential and minute and somewhat reluctant decision finally creating and fostering a strong sense of knowing the massive amount of work involved community around the club,\" he said. with being president of such a large volunteer organisation,” he said. “Having said that In my term as Club Captain, I though, I have come to realise what an exciting harnessed these passions and my energy to time it is to be involved and that I will learn so rejuvenating the life saving services team and I much in this position. now hope that in my position as President I can deliver this to a wider range of our members. “I am really excited about what lies ahead for Outside of surf life saving.”   the next couple of seasons. A number of older members have commented that it is exciting to have a number of young people taking the reins as we move ahead to our new clubhouse project as we are building the new clubhouse LBMUIICMHILADBELERS SPECIALIDSETSSIGINNE&COC-OCNOSNTSRIUDECRTIAOTNE W: WWW.MICHAELLIMBBUILDERS.COM.AU E: [email protected] M: 0410650019 Seniors o er $25 Fish & Chips Plus Ferry Trips The Rip September 2019 Page 8

Stage one ferry works begin Initial works are underway ahead of a multi- Initial works have started ahead of a reconstruction of the Queenscliff ferry terminal. million dollar redevelopment of the Queenscliff ferry terminal. “The increased workspaces within the governments in the Geelong and South West administration building will enable future region to nominate a significant transport Portable buildings have been erected on the jobs at the ferry service to be located within project. site in readiness for a $1.5 million renovation Queenscliff. With the flow on benefits of these and extension of the existing administration local jobs staying in Queenscliff.” Borough CEO Lenny Jenner said the building. invitation presented an opportunity for council The public is being invited to have its say on to highlight the ferry’s importance to the A temporary ticketing and food and the redevelopment via emerging visitor economy. beverage area for passengers will be used, ahead of major construction works on the main [email protected] “The ferry service to date has been fortunate terminal, set to commence next year. Meanwhile, the Queenscliffe Council has to attract funding under the Geelong City thrown its support behind the ferry’s expansion Deal, which is a federal government program, The interim works will enable the ferry to on both sides of the bay - despite concerns however there’s been no funding has been operate safely and efficiently while the main about its benefit to local traders. building construction are underway, the At its August meeting, councillors attracted from the Mornington Peninsula company said. unanimously voted for the service to be included on the Regional Development side… and the opportunity is here for the It is part of a larger $36 million plan by Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List, in Searoad Ferries Pty Ltd to build larger order for the company to secure $5 million in Council to advocate, with the Mornington terminals and tourism infrastructure in outstanding funding needed for the project. Queenscliff and in Sorrento to accommodate It follows an invitation to all local Peninsula Shire, to try and attract some the almost one million travellers who use the service each year. funding for some upgrade on the Mornington The already approved design for Queenscliff Peninsula side,” he said. features a two storey terminal - described as a modern interpretation of the the town’s original Fishermen’s Pier, demolished in 1960. “For the economy, the renovated administration building is the first step in the creation of the new ferry terminals at Sorrento and Queenscliff which will have a joint $48 million impact and create 193 jobs during the construction phase. “Ferry customers spend $121.5 million in the Sorrento and Queenscliff regions each year, supporting 781 full-time jobs,” it said. The Rip September 2019 Page 9

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Heritage comes up Historic search light restored trumps in street survey A newly-released survey about what locals An important piece of Point Lonsdale’s Pictured: Bellarine and visitors think of Hesse Street has concluded military history has been re-opened after a MP Lisa Neville that its historic buildings and heritage are its $175,000 restoration. . and Mayor Bob biggest appeal. Merriman. Inset, The World War 1 searchlight emplacement the repaired Consultation undertaken by firm was closed last year amid safety concerns. emplacement. PLACESCORE between November and Photos courtesy February, involving surveys and face-to-face Extensive conservation works were funded Lester Hunt engagements, attracted 331 responses. through a Living Heritage Program grant of $90,000, and $85,000 in council funding . light which was used as an effective defence It found the five most valued features of the mechanism to spot night attacks. Searchlights street were: local history, heritage buildings The concrete emplacement, regarded as one were also used to blind enemy troops. and features; natural environment, such as of the town’s most recognisable assets, dates views; its overall look and character; vegetation from 1914 and housed the searchlight during “Point Lonsdale Lighthouse is an icon of and cleanliness. WW1 and WW2. the Bellarine Peninsula and these works have ensured the history of the lighthouse precinct When asked about areas of improvement, Searchlights created a powerful beam of continues to be a drawcard for locals and the most respondents, 41.6 per cent, identified a many tourists we get on the Peninsula,” said need for more open space and vegetation. Bellarine MP Lisa Neville. Just over 33 per cent identified better transport, “By restoring this place, we are enabling particularly for pedestrians and cyclists. generations to come to share in the memories and history that make our community so Queenscliffe Council said the findings, special,” added Mayor Cr Bob Merriman. presented to traders at a workshop last month, would help shape a revitalisation plan for the street. “Hesse Street isn’t just a historical street, it’s a key economic and business centre,” it said. “We need a strategy to ensure local jobs and businesses are allowed to thrive while also protecting the significant heritage characteristics of the street. A detailed revitalisation plan will consider how we can build on the strengths of the precinct as a whole, and invest fully in an area that our community values.” DinWnE’eVErGSOTorted POINT LONSDALE Fresh Fruit & Veg direct from the market daily • Butcher Quality Meats • Fresh Fish • Local and International Cheeses • In-house Salads • Artisan Bread • Quality pre-made meals • A great range of liquor including local wines Plus much much more… Point Lonsdale Village Open 7 days 8am – 8pm Facebook:Point Lonsdale IGA P: 5258 4911 Follow us on Instagram:@Pointlonsdaleiga The Rip September 2019 Page 11

Letters \"Thank you for the good know it commenced in 1961 using specially find because sheet steel piling corrosion is a times! made, heavy section BHP piling. multi-billion dollar problem throughout the world. Now that I have finished working at the IGA SKM in the Egis report Vol 1also said the I look back fondly at my time there. original BHP piling that would be removed Parks' promise of a 50-year plus life for during the redevelopment of the harbour basin, this piling would only be valid if the piling is I worked there from the early seventies on 2007/8, should be used for the refurbishment properly coated. and off until very recently. of Fishermans Wharf. Public who have any questions can email me I miss the customers and the daily chit chat. Unfortunately Parks let it be sold to a scrap at: [email protected] I have really enjoyed the people I have met yard, leaving Parks Victoria with no suitable Jeffrey Jones, Queenscliff and caring for people who needed help in the piling to reconstruct Fishermans Wharf, left it shop resembling a demolition site for ten years. The steel wall supporting Fisherman's Wharf It’s a great asset to our community and I hope has recently been repaired as part of a major that people continue to use our unique and well When the Parks Victoria and Queenscliff restoration. stocked IGA. Harbour Partnership recently announced their SHARE YOUR VIEWS intention to proceed with the refurbishment of Views expressed in letters are not necessarily And last but not least, I want to thank Fishermans Wharf, I became both worried and those of the editor. Letters may be edited. Andrew and Tamara and my fellow employees curious about the piling quality they would Preference will be given to letters carrying the too. Keep up the good work. use and whether it was it was properly coated. author's name and address. Email letters to Thank you for the good times [email protected] Anne Webb Upon the pilings arrival (29 March 2019) I photographed small labels attached to Is it built to last? the uncoated sheet piles that identified the manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Germany. Dear Editor, I first became aware of the Fishermans The label also allowed me to identify the Wharf’s piling’s problems when I first read international profile as Z26-700 and material Sinclair Knight Merz ‘Engineers’ report in as cold formed sheet piling of non alloy steel. the Egis Report Vol 1, 2001. SKM said the old original piling driven well before the cut was Even the manufacturer ‘ThyssenKrupp’ said dredged, had degraded to such an extent it their piling should be epoxy coated if used in a would collapse within five years, however it marine environment and recommend it should finally took over seven years. be factory-applied for environmental reasons Construction of the harbour basin as we because it avoids the problem of blast-cleaning and spraying on the building site. This coating would add decades to the life of otherwise short term piling. For marine applications the factory coating process is recommended by all sheet-piling manufactures and every world expert I could POINT LONSDALE The point is a simple one. Proper process result. Council should not be afraid of early CIVIC ASSOCIATION in decision making can get results. A clear community engagement to inform and garner NEWS objective (emphasis on clear) and transparent support for plans. program will yield an outcome which is not The sky didn't fall! contentious and most residents can live with. We would also say that not all plans will get unconditional resident support but it is still a Many will be aware that on the 15th of August The results of the alternative pathway are plain vast improvement on what has happened over a new CEO was appointed at a special meeting to see in the current state of the Borough. We recent years. of Council. His name is Martin Gill and we are refuse to believe that it takes multiple Council \"Rob Minty, President PLCA\" advised he was General Manager (equivalent terms to get an Avenue of Honour maintained. to a Victorian Council CEO) of the Meander There is no justification for the Point Lonsdale Valley Council in Tasmania. Light House reserve being still in the state it is in even after a major petition from over 800 Mr Gill will take up his position formally on residents plus general agreement by its own the 7th of October. We congratulate Mr Gill on committee and Council representatives. his appointment and wish him well in his new role in the Borough. The Caravan Park study proposed actions, a critical income source for the Borough and During the lead up to Mr Lenny Jenner’s re- traders, not progressed. The list goes on and we appointment to the role as CEO in June last year have heard it all before. there was a general belief in the community that a CEO appointment should be tested by Why are there so few meetings of committees seeking applications for the CEO role from that are appointed by Council? interested internal and external candidates. Why are decisions put off until next meeting We were told however that it would be almost when the meeting numbers already enable a impossible to get anybody to come to the decision and consequent progress to action? Borough of Queenscliffe and in fact we could be looking at a vacancy for many months whilst The lack of movement on these issues is a we induced prospects to our community. failure of process, reflecting the inability of Council to bring the community along with it. It appears the stars have now aligned and amongst the short list from McArthur The clarity of the idea or objective of the Management Services the right person was projects should be shared and tested then found. the process to deliver can be developed and published. Too much time and effort has to be spent currently requesting detail that is not forthcoming in any transparent manner. The appointment of the new CEO through a simple professional approach has achieved a result and Council has voted to endorse that The Rip September 2019 Page 12

Editorial Public Notices Boomerang Bags - one year on... TO ALL ORGANISATIONS, SPORTING By Jane Rodwell help of our volunteers, Boomerang Bags 3225 CLUBS AND OTHERS Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House have made over 800 bags in the first year!! They are available through the Queenscliff and Point  Preparations are underway for our 10th In the last 70 years, the use of plastic has Lonsdale IGA supermarkets as a means to raise annual Community Calendar . become so prolific that we have become awareness and provide an alternative to plastic dependent on it in our everyday lives. bags. The closing date for event listings is Friday 11th of October. About 300 million tonnes of plastic is The community reaction has been amazing produced every year and about half of this is and we love seeing people walking around If you wish to have your event listed or for single use convenience items – think plastic town with their Boomerang Bags. changed free of charge for 2020, please bags, water bottles and disposable coffee cups. provide details by this deadline. If you are Often used just once before being thrown away. Every Boomerang Bag has a story, from happy with the information provided in 2019 where its materials were sourced, who it was Community Calendar, you need to do nothing. But where is away? made by and how far it’s travelled. They are We wipe our hands clean after throwing it used and re-used, boomeranged to friends and If the above date does not suit your in the rubbish bin but where does it end up family as a means to start a conversation. organisation, please contact me to arrange a after that? Every single piece of plastic ever time extension. made still exists in some form somewhere in We have learnt about the power of the world. While a lot of it ends up in land fill, community to create change. We noticed If you wish to take advantage of this offer, about eight million tonnes of this plastic ends something wonderful at every community contact me by phone on 03 52582680 - 0400 up in the oceans every year. gathering. Amongst the humming of sewing 553939, or by email [email protected] The Boomerang Bag project aims to stop machines, people were socializing, connecting com . If you are using email place “2020 plastic at its source, to look at our own behavior and interacting – sharing their life stories, but Community Calendar “in the Subject heading. and inspire others to do the same. We aim to also talking to each other about plastic, about provide an availability of re-usable bags in our its effects on the environment. The calendar will be delivered to all local shopping area, so people might find it households within the 3225 postcode during easier to break their bag habits. We are providing solutions to plastic bag 2019 Xmas and New Year.   In August last year, we put a call out for pollution, to connect, share and learn from each Many Thanks, donations of recycled fabric and people to cut, other, to find a sense of purpose in contributing  Richard (Dick) Clark iron and sew to turn that fabric into bags. We to our community. Co convenor 3225 Community Calendar 2020 started having regular community sewing bees, at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House We want to inspire people to make small every Friday morning, where people come changes in their everyday lives that will help along to be involved in the process. With the them live a little more sustainably. Essentially, the bags are acting as a catalyst for change. Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve - National Heritage update By Andrew Sutherland The Queenscliffe Council’s excellent bar is very high just to for an assessment period for refurbishment of the WW1 searchlight be considered for the emplacement (just below the Point Lonsdale shortlist. Over the past the National Heritage List. lighthouse) is a timely reminder of Point These are subjects which Lonsdale’s remarkable maritime and military five years the rate of the Minister considers history. The Council’s initiative is most acceptance has been welcome, particularly in context of the 2016-17 about 3 places annually. should be given priority. ill-advised attempt to promote the commercial The Minister doesn’t spring development of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse The latest report into action very often and Reserve. by the Department of One good thing which came out of that rather the Environment and from 2013 to 2018 only unfortunate stoush was the community, State one theme was initiated and Federal MPs and the Council, got behind Energy was tabled a which related to deserts the move to get National Heritage recognition few months ago in for the Reserve. This strong support resulted in both the House of and benevolent & other the area being placed on the Commonwealth’s care institutions (a curious “Finalised Priority Assessment List” in 2017 – Representatives and linking). Happily, in the one of only two places in Australia (the other Senate and covers was Finniss Springs Mission and Pastoral the five years from 1 2018/19 Federal budget, Station in S.A.). the Minister allocated a So what does this actually mean and what July 2013 to 30 June grant to the Federation is the likely outcome for Point Lonsdale? 2018. This review Photo of the restored searchlight of Australian Historical The answer lies in the wonderfully complex clearly demonstrates emplacement, by Lester Hunt Societies to undertake a Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). Under the Reserve is in very thematic study of the early the Act, every five years the Federal Minister good company – the only other candidate defence of Australia specifically focussing for the Environment must ensure the National sites for the ‘Historic’ category of National on defence fortifications of Sydney Harbour Heritage List is reviewed. It’s worth noting Heritage are the Parkes Observatory and the and Port Phillip Bay. This massive research the very high threshold of significance which Coral Sea (due to its famous WW2 sea battle, project included a comprehensive review of applies to the National Heritage List. To shipwrecks and trawling – for some reason the heritage values of Point Nepean, Shortland agree to a listing, the Minister must believe a the ‘Natural’ attributes are not dominant). So, Bluff (including Fort Queenscliff) and Point place is of “outstanding heritage value to the from the Commonwealth’s perspective, the Lonsdale. It is now with the Australian Heritage nation”. There are currently only 119 places Reserve is rather special. But before everyone Council which will assess whether National listed (including three overseas sites) so the high-fives each other, be aware the deadline Heritage is appropriate but it is too early to for a Ministerial decision is not anytime soon. say what the result will be. Needless to say, the The EPBC Act allows the evaluation process to creation of the Three Headlands heritage zone take years primarily due to the labour intensive at Port Phillip Heads would be a great result aspects of assessing sites. for both sides of the Bay, resulting in better However, this timeline may be modified protection and recognition plus increased by S.324H of the EPBC Act which enables the sustainable tourism opportunities. Further Minister to determine specific ‘heritage themes’ updates will be provided once available. The Rip September 2019 Page 13

Wedding campaign a Mayor Bob Merriman was made an honorary Sea Scout at a presentation last month winner Dib dib Bob A marketing campaign to lure couples to Queenscliffe Mayor Bob Merriman was marry in Queenscliff by waving public venue given an opportunity to relive his childhood, and skills such as leadership, teamwork, costs has to date resulted in at least 21 weddings. after being given the prestigious Scouts Victoria problem solving and communication. These are State Scarf. such important skills to carry with you in life,” Initiated by the Queenscliffe Council in Cr Merriman said. the wake of the nation’s successful same sex The presentation, made at last month’s 1st marriage vote, ‘Marry Me Queenscliffe’ has Queenscliff Sea Scout Group presentation night, Aged between 7 and 17, the Queenscliff been described as a winner for locals businesses. was in recognition of Queenscliff Council’s Sea Scouts meet two nights a week at the support. Queenscliff Community Hall to learn valuable “The Borough of Queenscliffe is supporting life skills around practical outdoor activities. local traders through a range of events The night had a special connection for Cr Participants are rewarded with badges and and initiatives, including advertising our Merriman, who was also a Sea Scout in his uniforms as they work their way up the chain community as a wedding destination through youth. of responsibility. the Marry Me Queenscliffe initiative,” a council spokesperson said. “The future of the Borough belongs to “All of the Scouts, Group Leaders, helpers the young people in this community, so it’s and their families have most definitely earned “Council is proud of the success of this important that we recognise their achievements the evening’s celebration,” Cr Merriman said. campaign, which has contributed to 21 wedding and activities undertaken. “Such a night is a celebration of their success.” bookings in the 18 months to 30 June 2019. These events are responsible for bringing an “Being a Scout offers you lifelong learnings estimated 1200 guests to the Borough, and have helped support local suppliers and businesses.” THE RULES AND FORMATS HAVE CHANGED FOR POWERS OF ATTORNEY Think ahead and be proactive! If you or a loved one became mentally or physically incapable, e.g. by an accident, a stroke or dementia, who would you want to manage your affairs and look after your money? A trustee company or at total stranger appointed under the Guardianship and Administration Act or a family member and a person of your own choosing? The solution is simple – have an Enduring and a Medical Power of Attorney drawn by a professional. ITS QUICK, IT’S SIMPLE AND IT WORKS! BRUCE ARTHUR & ASSOCIATES - LAWYERS Deceased estates + conveyancing + Wills + Powers of Attorney Servicing the Bellarine and Melbourne 94311070 • 52584847 • 0402133455 HOME MAINTENANCE Including • BATHROOMS • KITCHENS Grant Rogers - Point Lonsdale PH: 0438 261954 The Rip September 2019 Page 14

New rule for jet ski Mauled seal pup on the mend riders on the bay A seal pup found injured Local jetski owners have been invited to provide feedback on a proposed rule change on a Queenscliff beach is aimed at protecting other Port Phillip bay users, including swimmers. settling into her new home Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is at Melbourne Zoo. considering prohibiting irregular riding of personal watercraft through Shared Zones. The eight-month-old Users will instead only be able to navigate their vessels in a straight line. Australian fur seal, named Irregular riding includes wake and wave Bella after the Bellarine jumping, surfing, sharp turns and freestyle jumps – at any speed. Peninsula, was discovered The proposed change is in response to by Melbourne Zoo’s concerns and risks to other waterway users, particularly swimmers and bathers. Marine Response Unit “The safety of swimmers and other people (MRU) about two months in the water is being compromised by the way some PWCs are being operated,” said MSV ago with a large abscess Acting Director Cameron Toy. on her flipper and bite In the six years to June 2018, PWC registration grew by 55.6 per cent and the number of wounds all over her body, owners and endorsed marine licence holders now exceeds those for other types of powered possibly caused by a dog vessels including boats.  seen harassing her.After “This growth has coincided with increasingly crowded Shared Zones and an increase in successful surgery and community complaints,” said Mr Toy. extensive rehabilitation, “Our concern is for the safety of all waterway users and the proposed rule is intended to including weaning her reduce the risk of death and serious injury by making PWC riding in Shared Zones more from milk feeds to eating Fur seal pup Bella is recovering at Melbourne Zoo predictable. fish, vets determined she Have your say on the proposed rule should remain housed at to health. at engage.vic.gov.au/pwc-regulatory-reform. the zoo. “Bella has passed all of her quarantine “We knew that Bella in the condition that checks, so we are really excited at this stage she was in was unlikely to survive, in fact because this means that Bella joins us at the unlikely to survive 24 hours,” said the Zoo’s Wild Sea exhibit. What that means is the next Wild Sea Life Sciences Manager Adrian step in the process is getting her used to her Howard.   new area and also getting her used to her new neighbours,” Mr Howard said.  “The Marine Response Unit’s aim is always to rehabilitate animals back to the wild. In this “We have four other seals here at the Zoo case we had no choice. and we will be introducing those four seals individually to Bella and then introducing “She’s spent the last two months in our them all together.” specially-made seal rehabilitation area where she received medication and care to return her The Livingetc look, created by the interior designers @ Livingetc 98A High St, Belmont 3216 I 5241 2664 The Rip September 2019 Page 15

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Don’t Miss the Boat! Queenscliff SECURE YOUR AD SPACE FOR Council says THE OCTOBER EDITION OF nofinal decision THE RIP has been made BY FRIDAY on three mature SEPTEMBER 20 Cypress trees. E: [email protected] or \"Let us work with you!\" - groups plead for PHONE: 5258 4131 community input on DQ project The possible removal of three mature cypress possible removal. trees from Shortland’s Bluff demonstrates “[It] is indicative of how community values the Borough of Queenscliffe and the firm overseeing a redesign of the site are still not have become uncoupled from the design listening, according to three local community process,” the groups said. groups. The Point Lonsdale Civic Association, “The area was and is one of reflection and Queenscliffe Community Association and the appreciation, where, regardless of the weather, Specializing in Queenscliffe Environment Forum have jointly individuals can contemplate the world. Kitchens, Wardrobes, Vanities, written to Council, urging a community- based working group be established to ensure “While it is agreed the area warrants an Wall & Entertainment Units, the successful progression of the Destination upgrade, Hassels could not really explain how Furniture, Queenscliff project. their design would build on or enhance what After meeting with architect group Hassels locals love about the area,” the letter continued. Flat Pack Assembly and to discuss the new plans, the three say they Installation and much more. remained concerned the site’s heritage and “Our three groups are ken to work with the g, Mulchinegnvironment will not be protected. Council to achieve a successful outcome to 0417 168 537 g, Mulching“While a considerable range of plans have Destination Queenscliff but a rethink of the gHH,eeMddggueelcTThrriiinbeimmtgxemmeperiinnanrggetisotsanebdle-dby,hattrhhdeelyclaotrmeesfmet ruevnnecirtesydiolnatsht-e the third project is now essential.” 0404 163 609 WWWppHoooooerrrrrkkkaadcccttgeeoooevvvwwTeeeoorrrialrrmjjjkkoooetbbbm“ttssstieInenmgrstpseataidtdo. concerns year,” the A Council spokesperson stressed no firm [email protected] decision had been made regarding any aspect what was presented was another of the project, including the trees. Domestic constrain community feedback into Commercial 546aporate work narrow set of parameters which align with a “Council received a very positive response 546predetermined vision.” from the community to our recent Destination Industrial 546In particular, the group said it was alarmed Queenscliff consultation, with hundreds of to learn the three trees located within the people taking part. Bull Ring picnic ground, were earmarked for “Council will use the feedback we’ve collected to inform the design for the project. We’ll make this design available for viewing and comment, as well as reporting on how feedback we received informed the design,” the spokesperson said. Registered Electrical Contractor 23229 Gas Fitting & Roofing NOW ACCEPTING EFTPOS & MAJOR CREDIT CARDS For all your Plumbing needs Mob: 0408 037 686 E: [email protected] Lic. 40157 The Rip September 2019 Page 17

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Borough Bulletin September 2019 Cr Bob Merriman AM, Mayor, Borough of Queenscliffe information, please call Felicity on 0407 bSafe Bellarine keeping our 556 229 or email [email protected] community safe Council welcomes new CEO Hesse Street It’s important to be vigilant in keeping At the Special Meeting of Council on Thursday Revitalisation project yourself and your loved ones safe, all year 15 August, Council unanimously resolved to round. One great resource to check out is the appoint Martin Gill to the position of Chief To preserve and improve Hesse Street, the bSafe website at www.bsafebellarine.com.au. Executive Officer. Mr Gill, who starts work Borough of Queenscliffe is designing a plan The website has an extensive resource library on 7 October, brings over a decade of local for the street’s future. Council has concluded of articles documenting safety around the government experience to the role. the first round of community consultation home, roads, fire, and much more. and recently gave a presentation to Hesse Mr Gill was selected from a long list of Street traders that outlined what we’d heard. Locally, Victoria Police have taken a number applicants from across Australia as part of a of steps to make the Borough safe over the rigorous recruitment process that included Our consultation found that the community Christmas holiday period, particularly in the multiple rounds of interviews. Council also valued most valued Hesse Street’s heritage, Point Lonsdale dunes area. Minister Neville is appointed Elaine Carbines, CEO of G21, as natural environment, and overall look and to be commended for the overall reduction independent member of the selection panel. character. Participants identified open space, in crime in our region since an increased such as public parks and vegetation, as areas police presence was introduced in 2016. Mr Gill has extensive experience in local for improvement along the street. government in both Victoria and Tasmania, Notice of temporary most recently as a General Manager at This feedback will now be used to inform road closure Meander Valley Council in Tasmania. Mr a draft plan for the site. Once Council has Gill is looking forward to introducing developed this plan, we’ll seek further feedback Please be aware that some local roads himself to the community. from the community about the design. will be closed on Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October 2019 for the annual bike Gardens for Wildlife program For more information on our consultation ride ‘Around the Bay 2019’. outcomes and feedback, visit queenscliffe. If you’re a keen gardener and live in the vic.gov.au and search for ‘Hesse Street Hygeia Drive from Wharf Street to Borough, then why not sign up for the Revitalisation’. Weeroona Parade will be closed to all Swan Bay Environment Association (SBEA)’s vehicles from 2.00pm on Saturday 5 ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ initiative? The project Destination Queenscliff October until 3:00pm on Sunday 6 October. was one of the recipients of Council’s Hygeia Drive, Weeroona Parade and recent Community Environment Alliance Thank you to everyone who took part in the Symonds Street from Gellibrand Street will grants program, and the SBEA is putting the most recent round of community consultation be closed to all vehicles from 5:30am until funding to use by conducting garden visits for the Destination Queenscliff project. Council 3:00pm on Sunday 6 October. around the Borough. received hundreds of pieces of feedback from residents, visitors and community groups on Council’s Community Listening These garden visits take about one hour the framework plan for the site. This feedback Post in September and will advise you on how to encourage will now be used to produce a consultation wildlife into your garden. Best of all, report, and guide the design stage of the Join Councillors for our upcoming just by signing up you’ll receive ten free project that is about to commence. Community Listening Post in the indigenous plants from the Queenscliff Queenscliff Uniting Church on Friday 13 Community Plant Nursery. For more For more information on the project, visit September 2019 at 11:00am. the Borough’s website at queenscliffe.vic. gov.au and click ‘Destination Queenscliff.’ Next Council Meeting For more information The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Thursday 19 September Visit www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au 2019 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall. or contact the Borough of Queenscliffe on 5258 1377. 50 Learmonth Street (PO Box 93) Queenscliff VIC 3225 | Phone: 03 5258 1377 | Fax: 03 5258 3315 www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au The Rip September 2019 Page 20

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HOME CLEANING - IRONING Kerleys 5258 4100 WATER PUMPS & IRRIGATION Bizzy Barker 0414 583 708 / 5258 3708 Campbell Potts Real Estate 5258 1579 Just Water Solutions 5258 5193 Home & Garden Maintenance and Rob Hendrey FAPI CPV 0438763462 Domestic Cleaning 0412 107 558 Independent Property Valuer 0418 314 760 Jeanette Ernst Licensed/Conveyancing HOTELS - RESTAURANTS - CATERING 0407726260 Benitos Meals & Catering 5258 1131 RT Edgar 5258 1811 Advertise your business in the Rip Trade Directory for Saltbush 5258 4829 RETAIL - BUSINESS OUTLETS just $70 for 12 months Lix Ice Creamery and Juice Bar 5258 4564 Farmfoods 52584744 FREE with any 12 month Mint Catering 0400 611 966 Queenscliff Grocer 5258 1857 advert listing Let's Torque Food 0423 844806 IGA - Pt Lonsdale 5258 4911 Phone 5258 4131 or email [email protected] LEGAL - SOLICITORS Lonsdale Tomato Farm 5258 2665 Peter Boyle /Lawyer 5258 1084, 0402 282190 Labten 5258 1149 Bruce Arthur/Lawyer 52584847, 0402 133455 Point Lonsdale Newsagency 5258 1159 McManus Lawyers 93184188 Queenscliff Village News 5258 1828 MEDICAL - HEALTH - MASSAGE ROOFING 0421962111 Point Lonsdale Health & Wellbeing 52584633 J.R Chapman Roofing Day Spa Queenscliff 5258 4233 SECURITY DOORS/FLYSCREENS Sally Low Feldenkrais/Physiotherapy 0405170090 Point Lonsdale Medical Group 5258 0888 Screens Direct 0419 507 484 Greg Sly Optometrist 5256 1295 SIGN WRITING Pardeys Pharmacy 5258 1817 All Signs Signwriting Point Lonsdale Pharmacy 5258 1116 0417 345 110 HENDREY Point Lonsdale Physiotherapy 5258 4633 SPA & ACCOMMODATION CONSULTING PTY LTD Petrina Tierney Massage Therapist 0429 380 317 INDEPENDENT PROPERTY VALUERS MOBILE PHONE REPAIRS Lon Retreat & Spa 5258 2990 MELBOURNE Bellarine Mobile Phone Repairs 0429 123756 SPORTING CLUBS GEELONG BELLARINE PENINSULA PAINTERS 52555667/0411 126291 Lonsdale Golf Club 5258 1523 SURF COAST 0408 596 241 Point Lonsdale S.L.S.C. 5258 1257 Steven Flynn Point Lonsdale Bowls Club 5258 1150 An Independent Valuation Q’Cliff Football/Netball Club 5258 4588 service providing comprehensive Daryl Nicol Q”Cliff/Lonsdale Yacht Club 0409 562 976 valuation advice & reports Queenscliff Croquet Club 5258 1773 PLUMBERS 0408 037 686 Queenscliff Sporting Club 5258 4588 for all purposes including 0458521352 Point Lonsdale Tennis Club 5258 3272 Annandale Plumbing 0418 524 268 Queenscliff Bowling Club 5258 1773 Capital Gains Tax Bellarine Peninsula Plumbing 0455 363603 Queenscliff Golf Club 5258 4344 Superannuation Golightly & Sons Plumbing 0418386916 Family Law Grant Priddle 0418 100 689 TILING Internal Accounting & Transfer AJM Plumbing Service Estate & Probate Mark Riley Plumbing Geelong Coastal Tiling Mortgage Valuations PICTURE FRAMING & Waterproofing 0419 487860 0418 314 760 On the Point Picture Framing 0439 563355 TRAVEL - TOURISM - FERRY [email protected] www.hendrey.com.au PLASTERING - RENDERING Queenscliff Visitor Info centre 5258 4843 Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service 5258 3244 Plaster - Bryant 0405 252103 VET - ANIMAL HEALTH Patrick McCarthy 0408 075330 Bellarine Animal Hospital POST OFFICE 5258 4862 Pt Lonsdale Post Office 5258 1159 WINDOW CLEANING REAL ESTATE Peter Macmillan 5258 4248/0415 493302 Wayne’s Windows & Exterior sheSELLS Real Estate Game Changers 0427 337 083 House Care 0408 059 616 Brian Capp – Property Advocate 0418 500 483 Fletchers 5258 2833 5258 1579 . [email protected] The Rip September 2019 Page 25

Groups share in funds The Queenscliff Kindergarten will get new outdoor play equipment, the Point Lonsdale Boardriders Club, new doors for Sailing season begins its Engine Shed clubrooms, and the Neighbourhood House, some The Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club's annual new shade covers. sailing season begins They are among 12 local groups Mayor Bob Merriman and Cr Susan Salter present Queenscliff Kindergarten's, Jessica Miller and Guy LePage October 8th and continues on Saturday to share in $16.000, as part of the with their grant afternoons thereafter till late April.Visitors are Borough of 2019-20 Community always welcome on our ocean going yachts Grants Program. which race near Queenscliff in Port Phillip. The allocations include a $2,814 grant to • Queenscliff Community Sports Club - $2,000.00 - Defibrillator machine The Club also has regular dinghy sailing Queenscliff Kindergarten for the purchase days on Swan Bay. See our website qlyc.org for of new outdoor play equipment as part of its • Point Lonsdale Boardriders Club - details. ‘Active Healthy Kids’ program and $2,000 to $2,000.00 - new doors for Engine shed the Queenscliff Community Sports Club for an clubroom Step outside for your health on-site defibrillator. • Queenscliff Neighbourhood House - Parks Victoria wants local women to pull on “Council appreciates the importance of $2,000.00 - shade solutions for the house their runners and head outdoors, during this local groups and organisations within the month's Women's Health Week. Borough, and we’re always delighted to have • Compassionate Hearts on the Bellarine the opportunity to lend a hand where we can,” - $2,000.00 - to establish the Heartfelt It follows a survey of mental health and Mayor Bob Merriman said. Bellarine Compassionate Communities exercise habits which found 40 per cent of Group women visit a park just six times a year or less “The link between Council and the and more than a third prefer to exercise indoors. community is certainly highlighted and • Volunteer Coast Guard Queenscliff - strengthened whenever these grants are $1,613.00 - Two iPads with military-spec \"Don't just consider getting into parks during provided.\" water covers Women's Health Week. Make stepping into nature part of ytour regular routine year-round,\" • State Emergency Service Bellarine - said Parks Health and Community Activiation $1,452.00 - Manager Shauna Jones. • pelican light The full list of grant recipients includes: • 1st Queenscliff Sea Scouts - $920.00 - Women's Health Week runs from September 2-8. • Queenscliff Kindergarten - $2,814.00 - Replacement camping shelter new outdoor play equipment for Active • Combined Probus Club of Queenscliffe - Healthy Kids $500.00 - Wool for knee rugs The Rip September 2019 Page 26

September Diary 1 FATHER'S DAY production by the Queenscliffe Lighthouse opening and announcement: 11am Venue: Theatre Group, opens today and will run for Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop 4 Local singing group Tides of Welcome seven shows until Saturday September 21. . ▪ Get ready for a trip back to classic, when Bookings Trybooking or through the QLTG 360Q hosts the Creedance Clearwater Revival Choir will perform today under director Andrea website Venue Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall Tribute Show tonight. The event includes Robertson. Venue: Queenscliff Uniting Church a 3-course meal and beer, wine, sparkling Time: 7.30pm Cost: $15, includes supper. Wine 14 Seaview Gallery will host a special or soft drinks. Cost: $120pp Bookings: bar available. Arrive at 6pm for a community trybooking.com. curry night by donation. book signing by Nina Kenwood. Her book It All Sounded Better in My Head was winner 27 GRAND FINAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY 8 POINT LONSDALE MARKET of the coveted Text Prize. The event includes a glass of champagne Time: 3pm Venue: 29 The QUEENSCLIFF MARKET is back 9 Fashion store SUKII and Point Lonsdale's Seaview Gallery Cost Free. for another season. Get along to Princess Park Lon Retreat have teamed up for a Fashion 20 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS COMMENCE between 9am and 2pm for a great range of arts, Parade Poolside. The event includes a giftbag, crafts, produce and much more grazing lunch with Annie's Kitchen, Local wines 21 The works of some of the nation's best and a pop-up boutique. Time: 12-2pm Bookings GOT AN EVENT HAPENNING IN eventbrite or 5258 2990. print artists are on display from today, as part of OCTOBER? the third annual Peebles Print Prize. 39 finalists 13 NUNSENSE, the new musical comedy are vying for prizes totalling $8,500. Official SEND IT TO US BY SEPTEMBER 20 [email protected] We extend to you an invitation to the 129th Annual General Meeting of Cottage by the Sea at 29 Flinders Street, Queenscliff Friday 25th October 2019, 11am followed by light refreshments RSVP: 21st October, 2019 Email: [email protected] Phone: 5258 1663 Crigan bookkeeping Ph: 0 4 1 7 5 4 3 7 8 6 because your time is valuable 364159278 BOOKKEEPER & & 3 D visualization REGISTERED BAS AGENT Warren Hobbs New Homes ● All aspects of bookkeeping and Business Archit ect Heritage Activity Statements Energy efficient www.j3design.com.au ● Updating your books [email protected] Extensions ● Calculation & lodgement of BAS Townhouses ● Payroll - Single Touch Payroll Commercial ● Communication with ATO as required Shop 3-54 Hesse St. Daelene Crigan BAS agent Queenscliff 3225 0416 148 861 25951362 [email protected] The Rip September 2019 Page 27

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30th [email protected] Atuswsoacrkudpssta2ir0s.1co9m'.au 'TThe BellllaarErixinnheibeitPioPeneodoaptpelesl:e’s'sCChhoiociece SaturdaAyA7rrtthtASAewwptaa- rSdunsda2y00611th99O'ct 2019 SOSaatputerudnradinyaFg7yethDa7StrtuihenErpkiStEnxesxehgmhSpibbimbtaeiit-rtatiiuo-oSnrnSnyududdnalnaoadytcetaa7easyy:tsl6h:6athtSrhtOiesOcpttsotcb3t e-2r502p10m199 OOppeenniinnggdDrinriknsAk-swSaaStraudrtdu1aryd- a7$tyh507S0tehptSemebpetr33--55ppmm Dawn - Paul Evans AAwawrdar2dF- E2AAFS-TeuUAamRtSumINrueAirnGm(wAEvgwmMaxamparlAeudrodarNee1n1ExY$yh--x3Li$plb$Oo85io5t0c0Ci00oa)eAn0lxLsahApribatRicsiTtetIiosS(vTnaSlsupea$c38e0) AwAwaarAdrwd23ar--dAA3gSa-lulAemrygmeaxelhlreibEriytxioepnxosibepiaxtichoeinb(vistaipoluanec$se1p9a0c) e BSiogonkinLgawunitchhN&ina 3pm Saturday Awards to be d((vvecaaillduueeed$$b31y89p00r))eference votes September 14 AwardsAtowlaboreddgd3eedc-biAdyegvdiasblilteyorrpysrteeoxfetibhreietinogcanellsevproyatcees lodged by vis(itvoarlsueto$t1h9e0g)allery Awards to be decided by preference votes lodged by visitors to the gallery contemporary - 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arts Book launch close to home Seaview Gallery's Colleen Kenwood is one Peebles Print Prize entry La Competizione, by Liz Caffin proud mum! Centuries-old technique on show in print prize This month she is playing host to a book signing of It Sounded Better in My Head, Intaglio describes any printmaking technique panel. penned by her favourite author - her own in which the image is produced by incising The multi-award winning artist is a purist of daughter. into the printing plate – the incised line or area holds the ink and creates the image. intaglio printing, using techniques taught over Nina Kenwood’s first novel has received several centuries. rave reviews, winning the coveted Text Prize. This month 39 artists who specialise in the technique will be vying for a share of “Together we have established a significant “I’m very proud to be hosting the event with a lucrative prize pool of $8,500, as part of print prize that is representative of the highest Nina,” Colleen said. “Her book is a funny, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop’s biennial level of printmaking in Australia, solely tender coming of age story, with a section set Peebles Print Prize. focussed on the intaglio technique,” Ms in Queenscliff.” Mantalvanos said. The level of intaglio technique and how Melina Marchetta, author of the acclaimed it was used by the entrants were among The inaugural PPP17 was a huge success and Looking For Alibrandi, said of the novel; the criteria used by judges, according to the proved the ongoing enthusiasm for Australian “loved, love, loved it.” Gallery’s Soula Mantalvanos. printmaking.\" The signing, with champagne, will be at 3pm “Entrants gave the preliminary judges no An exhibition of the finalists’ works will on Saturday September 14. easy task as all submissions met the terms and open, along with the announcement of the conditions. winning entry, on Saturday September 21, at The gallery this month also highlights the 11am. works of two very different artists in Jan Neil “Much thought was also given for how the and Paul Margocsy. works would come together and form what The winning entry will receive a return-trip the preliminary judges believed a successful to Scuola Grafica in Venice to further their art Neil brings energy into artworks, through finalists’ exhibition,” she said. studies. bold colours and sweeping gestural brush strokes and wonderful texture, while Margocsy Queenscliff-based Graeme Peebles, who the The People’s Choice award, worth $500, will is an internationally esteemed bird and wildlife prize is named after, is a member of the judging be announced online on November 24. artist, whose works have featured in numerous books and was commissioned by Australia Post for a series of stamps. It runs from September 7 until 30. PEEBLES PRINT PRIZE 2019: SeP 22 – nOv 24 FinaliStS Riste Andrievski, Liz Caffin, Elaine Camlin, Clive Dickson, David Fairbairn, David Frazer, Silvi Glattauer, Julie Mia Holmes, Lizzie Horne, Anita Iacovella, Bron Ives, Molly Kamenz, Michele Kershaw, Hyun Ju Kim, Belinda Kopietz, Damon Kowarsky, Steve Lopes, Sorcha Mackenzie, Brett Mallon, Asma D. Mather, Nicholas Miller, William Murray, Glenda Orr, Jenny Peterson, Sue Poggioli, Anthony Romagnano, Lisa Sewards, Melissa Smith, Ruth Stanton, Georgia Steele, Jennifer Stuerzl, Stephen Tester, Kati Thamo, Andrew Totman, Hilary Warren, Andrew Weatherill, Cleo Wilkinson, Deborah Williams and Joel Wolter. Featuring works by PPP17 winner Olivia Mazzone tOtal PrizeS wOrth $8,500. come in and place your vote for the PPP19 Peoples’ choice award PrinciPal SPOnSOrS cOrPOrate SPOnSOrS STREEToN famILy PEEBLES PRINT PRIZE 2019 www.qgw.com.au 81 Hesse Street VIC 3225 | closed Tues & between exhibitions | [email protected]|03 4202 0942 The Rip September 2019 Page 29

arts QMF NEWS By Director Andrew Orvis TICKETS Twin-Pines, by Joanne Sisson One of the Bellarine People's Art Awards 2019 Festival ticket sales to date have broken entries, by Winston L Steele all previous records. We’re tracking for an Local landscape provides early sell out, and expect to start selling inspiration Vote for your favourite artwork out of ticket types in September. We would encourage all locals who are yet to buy a ticket Joanne Sisson draws inspiration for her A varied collection of subjects and mediums to jump on our website ASAP otherwise they landscapes from farm vistas and forest will be on display, when the Bellarine People's will miss out. environments near Ballarat, where she lives. Art Awards opens this month. KIDS PROGRAM Her still life paintings draw on plants from The event, hosted by Tussock Upstairs We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, her home, nearby parks and gardens and from Gallery, includes a $500 first prize. family friendly festival, and in 2019 we’ve a collection of glassware containers sourced assembled our strongest program yet featuring from second-hand stores and op shops. It will officially open to the public with drinks Justine Clarke, The Mik Maks, The Vegetable at 3pm on Saturday September 7 and continues Plot, Tiptoe Giants plus loads more fun for the “In my travels to more remote locations in until Sunday October 6. kids. We’ve also increased our FREE carnival Australia I have recorded the diversities in ride offering over the Saturday and Sunday of vegetation, climate and geology,” she says. Entries open for writing prize the Festival, plus we’ve secured a Ferris Wheel “The recent impact from human activity into for the weekend (which is a pay per ride). ecologically sensitive places also informs the Local primary school student are encouraged content of some of my works.  to get in touch with their creative side, as part LOCAL ARTISTS of the Queenscliffe Rotary Coub's annual Essay Some of our favourite local artists return I am certain that my on-going interest in and Creative Writing compeition. to QMF including the Sweethearts, Alana nature and the arts will lead me on unknown Wilkinson Tom Richardson, Nathan Seeckts, paths. As new concepts and ideas are recorded The winning entry will receive a first prize of Sarah Carroll (with Shannon Bourne), plus in my workbooks I see opportunities for $100. Second place-getter will score $50. some fantastic new artists including Momoko exciting new projects and artworks” Rose, Above The Bit, Immy Owusu, The Ethan The competition is open to all Grade 5 and 6 Farmer Band, and more. Joanne’s latest exhibition of works, Near students. and Far, officially opens at Salt Contemporary Gallery on Sunday September 1. It continues Entry details can be founbd at www. until September 29. queensclifferotary.org.au VOLUNTEER @ QMF Justine Clark and Fenn Wilson are paret of the QMF's thirs artist line up We’ve already had over 180 returning volunteers sign up for this years festival. Fest on track for early sell out We’re always keen to engage more volunteers, One of the nation’s biggest children’s Khalife, Momoko Rose and Torquay-based particularly locals, who are keen to help out performers is returning to Queenscliff in Immy Owusu. our community and event (plus earn their November. weekend pass whilst they’re at it). Please The QMF Emerging Artist of the Year Fenn email [email protected] if you’re keen to be Justine Clarke is set to get little toes tapping Wilson will use the event to launch his debut involved. when she performs at the Queenscliff Music album Ghost Heroin, while the Ethan Farmer Festival. The Playgroup favourite will be joined Band will make its festival debut.   LOW LIGHT in the line-up by other kiddy favourites, the Mik Planning is underway for Low Light 2020. Maks, The Vegetable Plot and Tiptoe Giants. With more than 85 per cent of tickets already The Festival will run over the 4 weekends of snapped up, organisers are predicting the event June, from the Queens Birthday Long weekend For grown-ups, the fest’s third line up will be sold out earlier this year. through to the first weekend of school announcement includes “pop punk poet and holidays. smiling assassin”  Alana Wilkinson, Isabella The 23rd Queenscliff Music Festival will run from 22nd - 24th November 2019. www.qmf.net.au The Rip September 2019 Page 30

Queenscliff Complete Home Maintenance General Store owner Garreth EXTENSIVE HANDYMAN SERVICE Jones with Mayor Bob from dripping taps to at packs Merriman NO JOB TOO SMALL! Greens spill onto the street Tim Aston A Queenscliff nature strip has and support a local business with Your Tradie on Tap been transformed into a kitchen a supply of fresh produce right garden, as part of a push to outside their doors.” 0403323670 support traders and our local environment. General Store owner Garreth Fast response times Jones applauded the initiative. [email protected] The garden, containing citrus Servicing Geelong, Surf Coast, trees and a variety of herbs, will “I first contacted Council the Bellarine and beyond... provide ingredients for use in looking to improve seating the Queenscliff General Store outside the store, and since then Kev’s Window, Door and Glazing Service restaurant. we’ve worked together on a range of improvements, including this OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Council officers worked with garden. traders to design and implement ● glass repairs ● glazing & mirrors ● sliding door rollers the project. “We use a lot of fresh herbs in ● tracks & locks ● pet doors in glass ● shower screen repairs the restaurant, and I’m looking “The Borough is always forward to using locally-grown ● repairs to security doors, y doors and yscreens looking for new ways to support produce to create some of our ● sash cord replacement ● windows re-puttied local businesses and take care of customers’ favourite dishes,” he ● window winders our environment,” said Mayor said. Bob Merriman. “This project Kevin Smith will reduce the cost and carbon The new garden coincides emissions of importing food with improved parking and line Mobile: 0418 519078 from outside our community, markings at the intersection of www.bwdgs.com.au Stevens and King streets. Quali ed Glazier * No job too small * FREE quotes Servicing Queenscli , Point Lonsdale & the Bellarine Peninsula IAN WARREN BUILDER POINT LONSDALE Specialising in... •Extensions •Renovations •Decks 5258 2758 | 0418 525452 | [email protected] The Rip September 2019 Page 31

sport & health Local girls taste Queenscliff junior netballers at the recent league vote count. Inset top: Grace Butler and Amelia premiership glory Bakker, below: Eden Henderson Craig FOOTBALL - Local female footballers have tasted premiership glory, after being forced to Juniors dominate league awards shift clubs. NETBALL - Queenscliff junior netballers to-back wins in the U/15 Division 1 count, have dominated at the BFNL Best and Fairest finishing in second place, but clinched the U/17 Maya Richards, Zara Moran, Harriett vote count, with players featuring among the division 2 award, just ahead of team mate Grace Vuillerman (pictured) and Mackenzie Meath awards in almost every grade. Butler. were all members of Queenscliff’s inaugural all-girl football team, formed in 2017. Kaitlin Gladman, Amelia Bakker and Eden Henderson-Craig won the U/13 division 1 Henderson-Craig all walked away from the count with 31 votes - six clear of her nearest After not being able to field a side in 2019, August 27 event with winner's trophies in rival. the girls last month lined up for Barwon Heads, U/19, U/17 and U/13 grades. winning the U/18 division 2 grand final. Another six girls finished in the top 10 of For Gladman it was a case of three straight their divisions. Another four Point Lonsdale girls, Minnie wins, having also won best player in the past Vorath, Allanah Ogilvie-Moore and sisters two seasons. She polled 34 votes - nine clear of The Queenscliff Netball Club also won the Poppy and Winnie Johnston played in Barwon her nearest rival. Team of the Year in the BFNL's Spirit of Sport Head’s victorious U/15 division 2 side. award. Bakker narrowly missed taking out back- Coutas finish on a high Queenscliff’s senior coach has pointed to the emergence of a talent pool of juniors as one of Jhye Clark, 15, and Tom Bakker, 17, helped Jacob and Sam Callahan chair big brother Pat the silver linings to emerge from what he has the Coutas secure a last home game win. from the ground following his 200th game described as a year of adversity. “It was good to be able to go out there and Paddy joins 200 club The Coutas finished the home and away win and finish off the season like that, so season with a 73-point drubbing of Ocean we’re going to have a good sounding board Queenscliff stalwart Patrick Callahan was Grove, but landed eighth on the BFL ladder and we’ve got some points up our sleeve,” carried from the ground high on the shoulders – its worst result in recent years – after being said Clark. “We’ve got some really good kids of brothers Jacob and Sam, after playing his cruelled by an unprecedented run of injuries. coming through and we’ve got 95 per cent of 200th game for the club last month. next year’s list covered off already, so it should So dire was the situation that retired be a good season. The father of two reached the milestone footballers, friends and relatives were called playing for the reserves, against Ocean Grove on to play in the reserves team at various times “And surely we can’t go through what we in the last home and around game. throughout the season, and younger players went through this year again – surely not.” were plucked from the junior ranks to fill the It was Callahan’s 15th season in the red, white void in the firsts. and blue, having first played as a junior in 2005. “It’s hard to explain the adversity that we kept coming up against, but the enthusiasm around the club has been terrific,” Clark said. “We can sit and dwell on the negatives but the number of good people we’ve been able to get to the club and the guys who have filled in in the reserves, there were 84 of them who went through that side, they’ve been able to come to the club and now want to hang around. “It’s been enormous but unless you’ve been inside it all, it’s sort of hard to explain it and the flow-on effects of that on morale and I’m just hoping that holds us in good stead for next season.” Among young players to be blooded into the senior ranks for the final home and away game was Clark’s own son, Jhye, who at just 15, became one of the youngest in the league to play division one in recent years when he lined up against Ocean Grove in the last home and away game of the season. The Rip September 2019 Page 32

sport & health Tyyneisha McVilly defends in last weekend's Pictured L-R are Simon Ireland, Denis Day, Conroy shows her class U/17 B quarter final Jack Remilton and Kevin Remilton. Absent from the team are Andrew Gaylard and Paul SURFING - Point Lonsdale’s Bea Conroy Three teams fly the flag Waycott. has surfed her way into a second place at the Australian Longboard and Logger Titles, held Queenscliff's U/17 netballers will be looking to Stingrays triumph in Queensland on August 25. deliver double premiership glory, when they hit the courts this weekend. TENNIS - The Point Lonsdale Stingrays had an The talented sixteen year old was defeated in historic victory in the Men’s Section 4 Geelong a nail-biting finish for the U/18 Loggers crown. Both A and B-grade teams have advanced to Tennis Winter Competition on Saturday 24th the final four, after strong wins in the quarter August. She also took away a fourth placing in the finals, played at Portarlington last weekend. It is the first time the team has won a men’s U/18 Longboard event. Saturday afternoon competition and 30 years Just one football team remains in the since the club won a senior mixed Saturday The tournament was staged in challenging Premiership hunt. The Queenscliff U/13 boys afternoon flag. two-to-three foot surf at Fingal Beach, Tweed will meet Modewarre in this weekend's division Heads. 3 semi final. \"The team proved to be very strong throughout the season with a mix of youth - Bea qualified for the competition with a win young legs - and a great depth of talent,\" said and second place in the Victorian titles, held at team member Denis Day. Point Impossible in May. The Stingrays were undefeated throughout Meanwhile fellow Point Lonsdale Boardrider the season and had a convincing win in the Lucy Naylor has impressed with a semi-final grand final, played at Point Lonsdale. finish at the Australian Open Surfing Titles. The final score was 6 sets 36 games to The 15 year old has also been selected for the Grovedale 0 sets 12 games, with Jack Remilton Victorian Junior team. and Simon Ireland the standout players. It caps off a stellar few months for Lucy, who also came close to scoring a wildcard entry into this year’s Bells Beach Classic. Massage Therapist B O OK ON GS Petrina Blair-Tierney IN LAIVNAEI Remedial/Sports/Relaxation/TMJ L AB L Ph: 0429 380 317 E Ct. Neuromuscular Therapy Dip.Ther.Mass/B.Ed. (Phys Ed) Health Fund Rebates Available POINT LONSDALE ENERGY FOR LIFE Stay motivated through the colder months! Kerry Pettigrove Personal Trainer with more than 20 years experience One on One training • Group training Circuit Classes • Boxing Classes • Boot-camps 5258 1670 - 0414 581670 The Rip September 2019 Page 33

sport & health Local Pierce to lead community lifesaver focus at Bellarine named Community Health best Point Lonsdale’s Jacqui Pierce has been elected Chair SURF LIFE SAVING – Point of the Bellarine Community Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Health’s Community Advisory Club’s Jess Robinson has Group. been named Westpac Youth Life Saver of the Year. The prominent disability advocate has been a member The Junior Club Captain of the organisation since it was presented with the was first formed last year. honour at last month’s Life She replaces Pat Crotty, who Saving Victoria Awards of recently stepped down from Excellence. the role. Jess has been a key contributor to the club in the past year, as chief “My motivation to join instructor of the Nippers program. She also coordinated this year’s the advisory group was to Pink Zinc Patrol – recognising the role of females in life saving. ensure that the voice of the community is heard by the Another two PLSLSC members, Tim Henderson and James Coutie, Board of Bellarine Community were shortlisted for the award. Health and that we work as a community together to build “Your achievements and ongoing commitments to keeping our the best possible health service many beaches, pools and waterways safe are an inspiration to us all,’’ for the Bellarine,” said Ms Life Saving Victoria President Paul James said of the nominees. Pierce. “LSV’s Awards of Excellence is an important event, which allows The group’s purpose is to provide an avenue for clients, carers and us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our dedicated and community members to express their views and ideas about their hard-working volunteers, staff and members of our broader aquatic health experience and to make recommendations to the BCH Board, community.’’ for consideration in the organisation’s planning and decision-making processes. Victoria’s 8824 volunteer lifesavers and 244 paid lifeguards were last season involved in 523 rescues across the state. It is set to form several consultation groups to provide strategic advice to the Board of Bellarine Community Health. “We have already established a community consultation group to look at the issues, needs, supports and services around mental health on the Bellarine,” said Ms Pierce. “We want this group to be in a position to respond to the upcoming Royal Commission into Mental Health.” The BCH Community Advisory Group is seeking further community input and calling for more members to join and help shape the future of local health services. The CAG welcomes members from across the Bellarine who would like to offer their skills, knowledge and experiences in a range of areas that may include disability, LGBTIQ+, CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and youth and who share the desire for consumers and communities to influence BCH services and programs. If you’re willing to meet on a monthly basis, get involved in a range of community consultation and engagement projects and activities and share your skills and knowledge, then contact Caroline Jordan, BCH Community Engagement and Development Manager on 03 52580812 or email: [email protected] www.therip.com.au Follow us online and on Facebook For three decades The Rip has been keeping its readers up to date with news and events in one of Victoria’s most beautiful and popular coastal communities... and now we’ve extended our reach even further! For online advertising enquiries phone 5258 4131 or email [email protected] The Rip September 2019 Page 34

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