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26CELEBRATING Queenscliff YEARS and Point LonsdaleYour Community Voice June 2016 No. 280 All aboard! LEGO lovers of all ages are in for a treat at this month's Queenscliffe Bricks exhibition with a collection of amazing creations on show including this replica of the Queenscliff ferry, by local enthusiast Huw Joyce. Details P34.HERITAGE PLANE TREE CLIMATELISTING UPROAR p7 CHANGEPUSH p3 WOES p42David McDonald Builders Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 1building with excellence Complete Building Service Award Winning Designs Coastal Living at its Finestwww.davidmcdonaldbuilders.com.au18 Crows Nest Place, Queenscli 3225.p: 0418 599620 e: [email protected]

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Pressure builds for lighthouse protectionREVEALED: A secret committee of locals We listed Broken Hill as the first process that the Federal Government used inhas been lobbying for two years for greater town on the National Heritage Broken Hill.  It has some positives and negatives List and if you want to do the and would need to involve consultation withprotection of our heritage assets. same thing here I would take that the local community, the Borough and the Victorian Government (as it is crown land),” The Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve couldbe protected from any future development, forward. she said.  after the Federal Environment Minister floatedthe possibility of a National Heritage Listing. – Greg Hunt “In the meantime, the Andrews Greg Hunt pledged to “improve heritage Government   is in current negotiations withvalues and support environmental restoration”of the reserve, during a pre-election visit to the be included on the Register. Therefore Minister the council to provide financial assistance tosite. Hunt’s open support is a welcome first step in a undertake works at the Reserve to improve the “We listed Broken Hill as the first town onthe National Heritage List and if you want to do process, which may be complex and protracted. amenity of the area as per the final master planthe same thing here I would take that forward. “We believe this is the time to agree on a agreed by the community.   It would be great “But at the very least you can look at theLighthouse Reserve and its linkages to Point vision and strategy for this remarkable part to see the Federal Government support thatNepean, its status in its own right also opensup the National Heritage Funding which comes of Australia. We now call on the Queenscliffe work.”with National Heritage Listing, so there are twobig decisions for you,” Mr Hunt said. Council, as the responsible management Queenscliffe CEO Lenny Jenner said a “We will work with the Borough of authority for many of the Borough’s heritage heritage listing was not on Council’s agenda.Queenscliffe, local residents and communitygroups in the design of the project.” places, to start the community engagement “Council has not considered heritage listing The Minister was in town to announce process for National Heritage listing.” Continued Page 13funding for two new Green Army initiatives, Labor Corangamite candidate Libby Cokerfor both Point Lonsdale and Queenscliffforeshore areas. has given tentative support His surprise comments blind-sided the to a National HeritageBorough of Queenscliffe but delighted locals,who fought hard last year to halt plans for a Listing, only after extensiveresort-style development on the site. The Riphas learned a secret committee of prominent community consultation.residents has been lobbying both federal andstate governments over two years for better “We would considerprotection of significant local sites, includingboth lighthouse reserves, the fort and marine heritage listing of thezones. Point Lonsdale lighthouse An open letter, signed by members andpublished in this edition, calls on the Council but we would need toto support their call. explore it more with the “It is encouraging and appropriate that theAustralian Government now acknowledges the community and the Councilnatural and built heritage assets in the Boroughof Queenscliffe rank alongside the 106 existing and all stakeholders beforeNational Heritage sites,” the letter states. committing to that,” she “It is the Environment Minister whoultimately determines whether a place should said. SIDEWALK “Certainly it would be FAI RQUEENSCLI FF interesting in exploring POINT LONSDALE a heritage listing… it is a significant and historic and QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND iconic lighthouse, but I’m not an expert and I know in Shop Local • Buy Handmade • Support Independent order to get this sort of work there are a lot of steps to go through and you would have to be able to manage the maintenance of the site, Saturday 11 June and so there is a discussion that Sunday 12 June you have to go through.” Queen’s Birthday Weekend Bellarine MP Lisa Neville provided a more cautious response: “It is a very new • Shopping extravaganza • Roving Entertainment • Live Music • Kite Flying Demonstrations three unique precinctS, two big daySEnvironment Minister Greg Hunt, pictured in Point Lonsdale withCorangamite MP Sarah Henderson last month, has blindsided Council withhis support for a Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve Heritage Listing. Photocourtesy Lester Hunt Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 3

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Neville pledges to cut wharf stringsBellarine MP Lisa Neville redevelopment was lodged withhas moved to allay concerns Queenscliffe Council in OctoberQueenscliff’s dilapidated but put on hold earlier this year,Fisherman’s Wharf will not be after it was revealed the Harbourrepaired unless agreement is had not undertaken the necessaryreached on a tourist attraction on community consultation requiredthe site. to be granted Coastal ManagementLocals who attended a recent Consent.Queenscliff Harbour-organised Locals opposed to the plan fearworkshop were shocked to learn months of lobbying of the former$2.38m in state government Environment Minister may havefunding for the much-needed been undone with her recent shiftupgrade was tied to approval for in portfolios.a stingray feeding attraction or MEANWHILE, the final two ofsimilar draw card. Locals have been shocked to learn state government funding to fix the four Open House sessions have An “economic development dilapidated Fisherman's Wharf is contingent on the community accepting been postponed. The meetings –attraction” was an “imperative,” a job-creating tourist attraction at the site part of the Harbour communityRegional Development Victoria consultation process – were setspokesman John Hartley told the wharf that required a tourism element.   This down for May 18 and 21. New datesgathering of upwards of 50 residents. was done at the same time when the fishing have not been set. permit was granted for stingrays.  We are keen In the event it could not be delivered, funding to ensure that the money is able to be retained “The decision has been made to allow forfor the repairs could “not be guaranteed,” he but it is not driving the decision making around a thorough analysis of the shared themessaid. the stingray facility,” she told The Rip. and ideas that arose from the sessions, with a view to incorporating the ideas into a revised Participants in the workshop were asked to “I have indicated that the stingray proposal proposal,” Harbour Manager Sean Blackwoodconsider alternatives to the proposed stingray is subject to community consultation and said.feeding stadium and outdoor cinema, after support.   If the proposal doesn’t go ahead webeing told having no tourism offering at the will work with the community, Council and “The previously run Open House sessionswharf was a “non-negotiable.” the harbour on how we progress the renovation and workshop provided an opportunity for the of fisherman’s wharf and facilitate that grant community to learn more about the proposed Ms Neville confirmed funding at present money being available.” tourism project and aspirations for the land.was tied, but pledged to look at other ways of “During the coming weeks the results andcompleting wharf repairs without an attraction. A planning application for the $2 million themes from the workshop will be provided stingray feeding attraction and wharf back to attendees and the community.” “The former government provided a RegionalDevelopment Grant to upgrade fisherman’sCome in and check out your new-look IGA..more fresh - more products - more smilesand the same great customer service we are renowned for. Certified organic & fresh daily at Point Lonsdale IGA ● market fresh fruit & vegetables ● butcher quality meat ● full delicatessen ● antipasto & cheeses ● artisan breads ● liquor, including local wines ● extended gluten free range Point Lonsdale Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale - 5258 4911 OPEN 7 DAYS - 8am to 8pm Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 5

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Cemetery takes a new path Queenscliff Cemetery’s new Moonah thus ensuring an important protected habitat Geelong CemeteryMemorial Walk could change the way burials for endangered plants and native animals. Trust CEO Darrylare conducted worldwide, according to Thomas at lastGeelong Cemetery Trust. The current space is limited to 70 graves and month's Moonah several hundred cremated remains positions. Memorial Walk There have already been two burials and 70 Stage 2 of the development, still in planning, launch.cremation sites purchased under the woodland will offer the further restoration of adjacentcanopy, despite it only being officially opened zoodland . the Bellarine's newest cemetery at Marcus Hill.last month. The Trust has undertaking geo-mapping “Several international cemetery magazines Trust Chief Executive Officer Darryl are publishing articles on what we’ve done of the 39.7 ha site, on the Bellarine HighwayThomas said the community’s response to the here,” said Mr Thomas. and and will shortly begin removing areas oflandscaping has exceeded expectations and dense blue gum plantation to make way forwas likely to change the way cemeteries are “This is a new way forward for dealing with indigenous yellow gum \"century trees.\"planned going forward. environmentally fragile areas in cemeteries. Hopefully this will lead the way and people “We’ll plant those and let them get established “When you start on something like this the will have another idea on how to work with so that they actually have a presence by the timeplans are all nice but until the development has them.” we start doing major works out there,\" said Mractually taken place you never know exactly Thomas.how it’s going to turn out and I think it has MEANTIME, works are due to start soon onexceeded our expectations. We’ve had great “Getting the century trees is very importantfeedback from the public and great acceptance,” because cemeteries are there forever.\"he said. “Everybody was very positive once theyknew what the development was going to be,that we were actually extending the Moonahplantation and not trying to deplete it. “This Walk is actually better than anythinganywhere else because it’s protecting what isexisting. We’re actually helping to protect thisbushland forever. This will have international significance, notjust national significance, from a cemetery pointof view, absolutely.” The environmentally sensitive design of thewalk incorporates sweeping paths of crushedlocal limestone, with the mature Moonahtrees enhanced by the planting of over 1600additional trees, shrubs and understory plants, Massage Therapist Petrina Blair-Tierney Remedial/Sports/Relaxation/TMJ Ph: 0429 380 317 Ct. Neuromuscular Therapy Dip.Ther.Mass/B.Ed. (Phys Ed) Health Fund Rebates Available POINT LONSDALE Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 8

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Negotiation is the key to success The RT Edgar Point Lonsdale team haveNbeegeontiadtoiomninIsaTtihnegKtehye TloocSaul cmceasrsket recently with a fresh and energeticapproachTthoelRisTtiEndggaarnPdoinsteLlloinnsgdaplerotepaemrthyaavecrboesesn tdhoemiBnoatrinogutghhe.loAcawl melalrmkeat nreacgenetdlybwuityhearfnreesthwanodrkenheargseetinc saupprerodacrhectoenlisttisnagleansdcontinue selling prtoopebrrtye.aAkwreelcl omradnsaginedtbhueyearrneeat.wTohrkehPaos einntsuLroednsredcaelnet tsealaems cohnatisnuceontotibnrueaekdretcoorndusrintuthre aproeat.eTnhteiaPlobinutyLeonrsdale teamfacilitating quick andhasvuecccoenstisnfuueldptroonpuerrtutyrempoattecnhtiealsbfuoyrerosufarccillitieatnintgs.quCicakllaondr svuisccitesosufurl porffiopceertytomdaatychteos fdoirsocuurscslieynotus.r real estate needs. Prue Street Felix Hakins Paige Gray UNDER CONTRACTSOLD SOLD * RED BANNER SOLD * RED BANNER9 GILL ROAD, Point Lonsdale JUST LISTED 3 Smith Street, Queenscliff 9 Gill Road, Point Lonsdale 3 Smith Street, Queenscli 2/10 PicJoUASveTnuLeI,SPoTinEtDLonsdale 2/10 Pico Avenue, Point Lonsd1a/8leL-ocbhuSiltdrienegt,aPlooitnmt Leonntswdaitlehin walking distance of beach 1/8 Loch Street, PNoiEnWt Lo‘OnsLdDalLeO-N‘TSiDmAbLaErr’aLIWSTaIyN’ G2’bedroom cottage NEW ‘OLD LONCSoDnAtLaEc’tLFISeTliIxNHGa-krianrse |Po0r4t0P0hi0ll3ip5B0a0y0views on offer Comfortable fa7mNiolymhaomCreeswciethnta, PdoesinigtnLoendgsde,afleu|lly$l7a5n0d,s0c0a0pe- d$7a8n0d,0re0a0dy to move in. 1/13 Grivan Grove, Point Lonsdale | $700,000 - $750,000 9 Gill Road, Point Lonsdale | $1,200,000+ Felix Hakins| 0400 350 000 | Prue Street |0400 030 729 rtedgar.com Point Lonsdale Office | 61 Point Lonsdale Rd | 5258 1811 Felix Hakins 0400 035 0r0te0dg|aPr.rcuoemS.atrueet 0400 030 729 Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 10

Winter has arrived [email protected] the House of Noble Fibres clothing & lifestyle Rug up with our 53 Point Lonsdale Road - 5258 1008 stunning selection of Mohair & Alpaca blankets THE HOUSE OF NOBLE FIBRES quite EXTRAORDINARY fashion ~ for women & men ~ Shop 6, 44 Hobson Street, [email protected] - or 0448 934 273 The Perfect Modern Family or Beach Home Close to the Bay 19 Emily Street, Point LonsdaleBeautifully situated 850m from Port Phillip Bay, and 600m from the Point Lonsdale golf course, this two storey three bedroom home is only a short walk to the village cafes and back beach. A contemporary design incorporates a substantial extension with Michael Limb additions added to the original O’Dowd design.A comfortable family home or beach retreat, with three bathrooms and family areas, it is capable of catering for that holiday influx. The upstairs family and kitchen area boast views taking in the Lake Victoria wetlands and the dunes. Beautifully maintained with a low-maintenance garden and substantial spotted gum decking and sheltered outdoor area, ensure all-year-round alfresco entertaining.**In the May edition of 'The Rip' this property was incorrectly advertised as sold. At the time of current publication this property remains For Sale. Contact the Point Lonsdale Office for an opportunity to view this beautiful property. Felix Hakins I 0400 350 000 I Prue Street I 0400 030 729 Point Lonsdale Office I 61 Point Lonsdale Rd I 5258 1811 rtedgar.com.au Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 11

Having a swell old timeThere is no better fun to be had - free of charge - than down at the Point Lonsdale front beach during a king tide. Once word of the giantswells spread local children converged on the promenade to play cat and mouse with the waves and a bit of off the wall\" surf action. Photoscourtesy of Wes Bowler (Lonniesnaps)and Lester Hunt.Wes Bowler - lonniesnaps Wes Bowler - lonniesnapsWes Bowler - lonniesnaps Lester HuntOur heritage under threatResearch urges change to prevent the the direction of progress.” processes and clearer planning provisions.\" Professor de Jong – together with Deakin The final report is due for release next month.Seachange phenomenom from destroying School of Architecture and Built Environment It will include five key recommendations forwhat's left of our character colleagues Robert Fuller and David Beynon - protecting heritage and vegetation into the was releasing the preliminary findings of Sea future: The battle to retain Queenscliff’s built heritage Change Communities: Intergenerational Perceptionhas reached a critical stage, according to the co- and Sense of Place, an extensive study which • More clarity in the vision of localauthor of new research mapping the impacts of used Queenscliff and Sorrento as test cases to governments and a clear connection to thethe so-called sea change phenomenon on small measure the impacts of sea changers on the desires of the communitycoastal towns. prevailing character of coastal communities. • Introduction of plot ratio guidelines Deakin University Association Professor “Many new owners have aspirations involving in planning controls to preventUrsula de Jong says the fight to protect change and development,” the booklet states.,” inappropriate massing of newneighbouring Sorrento from inappropriate stated an accompanying booklet (Improving developmentsdevelopment was all but lost because an Planning Outcome in Small Coastal Towns).apparent VCAT desire for “progress.” • A review of the rules governing the “This has not only led to conflicts with long- amount of land a development can cover Queenscliff can still be saved, she said. established residents but it has placed a great “From Sorrento’s point of view, they think deal of pressure on local councils to clearly • Better clarity in the planning process toQueenscliff is much better off than they are, you define the existing character of their towns’ remove ambiguities, andactually have a lot more of the [heritage] fabric built and natural environment.”here. Sorrento’s is literally – since we started • Ensuring the character of precincts are thethis project – disappearing,” she said. The research has involved mapping of primary guides for decision-making. “I guess we’re at a critical time for your town, streetscapes and coastlines dating back some 50like really critical… the escalating property years, documenting the perceptions of residentsprices go up faster than any of the graphs we’ve across all ages and evaluating the effectivenessgot here but they run in parallel with those, in current planning schemes governing bothso that’s what you’re fighting against - it’s the communities.balance between this so-called progress andunderstanding our heritage towns and I think \"Achieving better outcomes requires afor Sorrento, we’ve found VCAT is headed in multi-pronged approach. The key areas can be summarised as better education, improved Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 12

From Page 3 No to lower Jardine Homes speed zonesof sites or localities within the borough of Custom-built homes and RenovationsQueenscliffe and this is not an existing Council Queenscliff Council has rejected a call fromPlan priority. These matters have not been a group of Point Lonsdale residents for speed Will Gordonformally raised with the Council by any state limits in two main thoroughfares to be reducedor federal government representative,” he said. to as low as 25 kilometres per hour. 0414 354 079 [email protected] The National Heritage Council assesses A joint letter to Council, with 11 signatures, www.jardinehomes.com.auwhether a place is worthy of a National argued the safety risks posed by speeding trafficHeritage Listing. It must have outstanding in Williams and Glaneuse Roads is exacerbated LAKERENGINEERINGnatural, Indigenous or historic heritage value to by a lack of footpaths.the nation. · Steel Fabricator “We have been concerned for some time · Turning and Fitting The Environment Minister has the ultimate at the dangerous speed of vehicles beingsay on which sites make the list. driven through the residential streets of Point · Machining Lonsdale particular[ly] during school and · Stainless Steel Approval means the heritage values of public holidays,” the letter said. & Aluminiumthe location are protected under nationalenvironmental and heritage law. “The roads referred to have no public · Welding footpaths leaving no alternative for pedestrians · Steel Sales On the surface, the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse but to use the roadways when walking to and Tel (03) 5258 1777Reserve appears to be a suitable candidate. It from the shopping centre and the beach,” it 0418 521 199is the location of William Buckley's cave - the continued.so called \"father or reconciliation\" betweenaborigines and white settlers. It also boasts “We are... worried that unless something issignificant maritime and military history. done to reduce the speed limit to say 25kph in our residential streets a major calamity willCoalition pledges more occur.”Green Army action “Exceptional circumstances” would be Works to clean up Queenscliff’s front beach required for VicRoads to approve reducedwill continue and the environment and heritage speed limits in residential streets,\" Council said.values of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reservewill be improved, under a Federal Government Retail complexpledge for two new Green Army projects. set for green light The works – one in each of our twin towns– will both improve our foreshore environment Work could be set to start on a controversialand provide much needed skills for young retail and residential development on the Pointpeople looking to enter the workforce,” said Lonsdale shopping strip, following a mediatedCorangamite MP Sarah Henderson. settlement between the developer and objectors. “These projects will help to ensure local Amended plans lodged by the applicant havewetlands and coastal areas are protected and significantly reduced the scale of the projectthreatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” proposed for 57-59 Point Lonsdale Road fromMs Henderson said.  two buildings comprising a shop and four three-storey dwellings stretching the length of “Green Army teams will work in partnership the block to Simpson Street, to a retail space andwith the Borough of Queenscliffe to deliver the two apartments.projects.” After refusing the initial application,The two projects will: Queenscliffe Council has indicated support for• Rejuvenate the Swan Bay Ramsar area, the new plan. remove invasive species and rehabilitate coastal wetlands• Help protect threatened species habitat including the Hooded Plover and Orange Bellied Parrot• Improve heritage values and support environmental restoration of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 13

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business & tourismTROPHY UP FOR GRABS Local traders will be vying for a trophy, Grand dame in line forwhen our borough hosts its first Sidewalk Fair makeoverover the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Another of our grand hotels in set for a modern makeover with the iconic Queenscliff The proposed works have been “We’ll be sponsoring the inaugural Best Hotel to be redeveloped to incorporate a luxury carefully designed with respectand FAIRest trophy which will be awarded to day spa. to the social and physicalthe trader with the most outstanding display significance of the site.or shopfront. It’s an opportunity for our A planning application lodged with thebusinesses to get creative, think outside the Queenscliffe Council seeks approval to – Molecular Architectssquare and have some fun with it,” said RipChamber of Commerce president Tony Francis. construct a two level “contemporary It has been closed to the public since it building” and caretaker’s accommodation at changed hands mid last year. The Sidewalk Fair is an initiative of the the rear of the Gellibrand Street landmark.Borough of Queenscliffe and the Chamber. The application has been prepared withRetail precincts in Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale The existing conservatory will also be input from leading heritage consultants andand the harbour will be a hive of activity, with remodeled to include a coffee and pizza station. hotel and spa advisers.shopping, fun, food and music. “This application proposes to bring the “This consultative approach has been Melbourne based entertainers Snorkelarama Queenscliff Hotel back to its former glory for fundamental to ensure that the reinvigorationwill perform. Children’s kite flying workshops the benefit of the community and to make of the hotel achieves the best outcomes from awill be held at Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale it a key destination for visitors to the local heritage and design perspective, but also as arecreation reserves and the harbour will host area,” the application, prepared by Molecular high-functioning and successful business andfree fishing clinics and discounted fishing Architects, states. Queenscliff icon,” the application says.charters. “The works aim to restore the Hotel to provide The application comes some six months after “This is a great initiative to support local a modern dining, hotel and accommodation the Council approved significant works toindependent operators and I invite you to experience in a heritage setting.take time out to shop, explore and enjoy our another Gellibrand Street icon, Lathamstowe.Sidewalk Fair,” said Mayor Helene Cameron. “The proposed works have been carefully designed with respect to the social and physical For further details log onto www. significance of the site,” it said.queenscliffe.com.au. The hotel was built in 1887 and is listed on aBEACON BUILDS ITS Victoria Heritage Register.HEALTH CREDENTIALS Queenscliff's multi-award winning BeaconBig 4 Resort is further boosting its health andwellbeing offering to visitors and locals with anew gymnasium set to open next month. The 'Queenscliff 24/7 Fitness Studio’ has beendesigned in consultation with industry expertsand will include the latest in fitness equipment.\"The Studio aims to deliver the ultimatein resistance training and passive exercisetechnology,\" said owner Lorraine Golightly. It will be open to members via secure access24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Memberships will be inclusive of unlimitedweekly Pilates and Yoga classes, which are alsoheld at the resort and special Member OnlyOffers at Mud Day SpaLocal banking takes another hit Residents and visitors to Point Lonsdale will we have seen a steady decline in transactions Lonsdale site.need to make ensure they are cashed up after across our network as customers move to “The lease on this ATM was coming uphours, following the removal of the town’s more convenient channels such as Online andonly Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). Mobile for renewal so it was deemed the most appropriate decision to remove the ATM from Both the Commonwealth and Bendigo Banks “Decisions to remove ATMs are never taken service at the end of the lease.This decisionhave removed their facilities from the main lightly, however our distribution approach was not taken lightly,” he said.street in recent days, citing a decline in use. needs to reflect our customers evolving needs and demands,” she said. The removal of the facilities follows the “[Our ATM] has had a steady decline in recent closure of Queenscliff’s ANZ bank andtraffic. Due to this, we made a decision to Queenscliff Bendigo Bank branch Manager removal of its ATM.remove this ATM and place it in a more Matthew Waterson said its facility was notconvenient location for our customers,” proving cost-effective. The Point Lonsdale Post Office providesCommonwealth spokesperson Louisa banking facilities for most local andGalligani said. “Effectively the bank reviews its costs international banks. and expenditure on a regular basis and “We continually review our ATM network unfortunately this ATM was not being utilised Bendigo Bank ATMs in Hesse Street and atto ensure we are providing the best coverage as initially hoped so we have taken the the Queenscliff Harbour will remain.and accessibility for our customers.    Broadly decision to remove the ATM from our Point Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 16

Cyclists pedal business boost More than 4,000 cyclists are set to provide a major shot in the arm for Newlocal business when they roll into town later this year. Queenscliff Primary Queenscliff will be an overnight stop for participants in the Great SchoolVictorian Bike Ride, with Princess Park to be transformed into a sea of Principaltents. Richard Buckingham A meeting will be held at the Queenscliff Community Sports Club on with studentsWednesday June 8 to provide information on how local businesses andcommunity groups can support and benefit from the event. New Principal plans bright future “The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is so much more than just riders Richard Buckingham has big community [work] we’ve alreadypassing through a town, they become locals for a night and the entire plans for our smallest school. The been doing, the environmentcommunity becomes part of the event.” newly arrived Queenscliff Primary aspect, bringing in sciences, School Principal is making it his cooking, art and really making There are a number of ways residents, businesses, community groups mission to secure its long term a holistic approach to educationand tourism operators can display some famous regional hospitality and viability by offering a unique here,” he said.benefit from the 4,000 visitors coming to town,” said Bicycle Network learning experience.General Manager of Events Rebecca Lane. The long-term viability of the The 35 year old has taken on the school has been questioned. “Each rider spends an average of $35 every day during the Great Vic, position after two years as deputy Enrolments in recent years haveinjecting more than $100,000 into each town visited. Local groups can Principal at Newport Gardens. hovered at around just 10 students.take advantage of this by putting on sausage sizzles, stalls and displayinglocal produce. We want to help everyone get the most out of the ride.” “The opportunity arose and I Mr Buckingham believes its size came down to have a look at it and is one of its best selling assets. The event runs from November 26 to December 4 and takes in much I saw the facilities and I met theof Victoria, including Halls Gap, Dunkeld, the 12 Apostles, Apollo Bay, kids… and I saw the potential in “We provide a genuineBellbrae and Queenscliff, before finishing in Geelong. this little school for some growth opportunity to have real and to offer almost a boutique personalised learning because of▪ The information meeting commences at 6pm ON WEDNESDAY JUNE kind of education to children, so the small class sizes.8. For further details: www.greatvic.com.au. a focus on a rigorous, viable and “I think that if you’re product purposeful learning community. is good enough you’ll get more\"Which way do we go?\" students and there are plenty ofFeedback sought on signage In terms of academic excellence, kids that can come to this school,” that means continuing with the he said.Council is seeking community input on improving tourism directionalsignage across the Borough with a series of workshops and community“drop-in” sessions this month.The purpose of the project is to establish a consistent approach toreviewing and improving signage to improve visitor experience.“Tourist directional signs are an important part of making the Boroughof Queenscliffe a visitor friendly destination and community feedback isimportant to us,” said Mayor Helene Cameron.“Effective road signs can mean the difference between visitors stoppingto explore a town or attraction, or just driving past.”Workshops for local business operators will be held on• Thursday 9 June (5.30pm-7.00pm) and• Friday 10 June (7.30am-9.00am) at the Town Hall.The broader community is invited to attend one of three drop in Home maintenancesessions to provide feedback on;• Friday 17 June at the Council offices, Grant Rogers• Saturday 18 June at the Visitor Information Centre and Point Lonsdale• Monday 20 June at the Council offices. Ph. 0438 261 954 A.H. (03) 5258 1056• All sessions will be held between 10am and 2pm.To register your interest in attending contact the Borough on 5258 1377.New Homes Ian Warren Builder Pty LtdExtensionsRenovations Point Lonsdale 5258 2758 Decks 0418 525452 [email protected] Registration no DB - U2446 HIA no 516372 Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 17

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poll race Crime spree sparks call for action from new Minister Thieves have driven off with upwards of and car thefts across the region raises questions $10,000 worth of cigarettes, after a break in about the suitability of Bellarine MP Lisa Neville at Queenscliff’s Foodworks Supermarket on to be appointed Police Minister, according to Sunday May 22. the state opposition. Two masked men forced their way through Western Victoria MP Simon Ramsay said the front sliding doors of the Hesse Street shop a community survey of residents across at around 3am. eight Bellarine towns showed 97 per cent of respondents were concerned about rising crime The noise awoke neighbours, who alerted rates and the same amount wanted more police police. on the beat. A large metal cigarette cabinet was ripped “Crime was identified as the major issue by a from a wall inside the shop and dragged onto significant margin,” he said. the footpath, where the pair forced it open before escaping with the contents. “Communities in Lisa Neville’s own back yard are living in fear and she still refuses Store owner Alistair Lang said it was the first to support CCTV funding, which they have time his shop had been targeted. begged for as a response to the region’s stretched police resources. “All communications in the shop including Eftpos facilities were down for the weekend “Ram raids at Torquay and Queenscliff are due to cables being cut,” he said. “They were further examples of crime spiralling out of only interested in tobacco and cigarettes. control in these once quiet towns.” “They couldnt break the locks so they forced Mr Ramsay said figures show a significant the cigarette case onto the footpath bashed the spike in crime including a 150 percent jump in back and stole its contents.” thefts in Ocean Grove in the past three years. The Rip understands a spike strip was placed “Lisa Neville and her friends in government across the Bellarine Highway, in the Narrows, are obsessed with putting more police in offices in an attempt to halt the getaway vehicle. where they will twiddle their thumbs and do However the pair escaped and no arrests have nothing to change crime levels,” he said. been made. “We need more drug courts to keep low-level The supermarket is fitted with security and addicts out of the court system and we need CCTV. more police on patrol undertaking modern policing methods to make a real difference.” The crime was similar to another forced entry at the adjacent newsagency a month earlier. It is unclear whether the two are linked. MEANWHILE, the recent spree of ram raids Majella O’Connor Optometrist great coffee - great food & now fully licensed “Love Your Glasses!” Trading hours Thursday to Monday from 8.00 am.Real people, Real service, Real vision solutions (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday) 2 Park Lane, 99 Presidents Ave, OCEAN GROVE Located in Princes Park Queenscli - near the playground Ph: 5255 5655 for an appointment 0458 585 252 www.oceaneyes.com.au Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 19

The Rip DirectoryEMERGENCY 5258 1377 Paul Riley 0408 520 981 Queenscliff Kindergarten 5258 1342 5258 2222 Ray Threadwell 0418 525 095 Queenscliff Primary School 5258 1696Borough of Queenscliffe 5258 4123Coast Guard 132 500 BUILDING DESIGNERS 0413 202300 ELECTRICIANSPoint Lonsdale S.L.S.C. State Emergency Service binder.peart.design Pty Ltd Col Ferrier 52581553, 0448813156ACCOMMODATION BUILDING SERVICES/MAINTENANCE LMAC Electrical Services 0438 545500Beach Breaks Bellarine 0424 172050 Steve's Handyman Service 0497 331788 Peter Coyte 0414 520 248Number 35 Bed & Breakfast 5258 1798 Home Maintenance 0431 488706 I & S Ransom Electrical 0418 336 670Lonsdale Views 5258 2990 John Gleeson Demolition 0419 347708 Warren Jankowski Electrical 0404 163609Queenscliff & Costal Holiday Geoff Whittakers 0422 370145Bookings 5258 3763 Tomcat Truck & Bobcat Hire 0411 231678 ENGINEERINGQueenscliff & Pt Lonsdale Acomm Paul Farmer Mini Bobcat Hire 0418 147 174 Laker Engineering www.qpla.com.au 52581640/0407866568 Patrick McCarthy Maintenance 0408 075 330 0418 521 199Holidays on The Bellarine 5255 1222 Coastal Property Maintenance 0404 088 500Ruby’s Queenscliff 0407879096 Seagull Home Maintenance 0438 261 954 FENCINGRoseneath Villa B&B 5258 3394 Home Works 0422 370 145 Basic Fencing 0413 580 990 Point Lonsdale Fencing 0408 581 439 DCM Services 0439 355115 JMD Fencing 5257 3776ACCOUNTING/FINANCIAL Dave's Handyman &Brian Dalton Accountant 0414 804 152 Carpentry Services 0423 874854James Rush Accounting 5258 5100LBW Accounting 5221 6111 CABINET MAKERS 0417168537 FITNESS - SPORT INSTRUCTORS Jake Masterman The Yoga Bud 0431 110085ANTENNAS - AUDIO CARPENTRY Julie Golightly Tennis Coach 5258 4104Pt Lonsdale Television 0411490430/52582068 Steve's Carpentry Service 0497 331788 Kerry Pettigrove Fitness 5258 1670 0418 147 174Kendall Antennas Carpenter Fully licensed & Communications 0404019781 FUNERALSARCHITECTS/PERMITS/INSPECTIONS CIVIL CELEBRANTS Bellarine Memories 5255 5500 Kings Australia Funerals 5222 3688Thomas Andrews Designs 0423 298 666 Sally Cordner 52583325/0417522851 Tuckers Funeral Service 5221 4788Tony Baenziger Architect 0412 823 488 Val Lawrence Marr. Celebrant 5258 1616Binder-Peart Design Pty Ltd 0437 463125 COMMUNITY GROUPS 0413 202300 Rotary Club 5258 4723. GARDENERS/MOWING Lions Club 5258 4648Jim's Building Inspections 131546 Masonic Centre Queenscliff 0427 567 518 Bellarine Black Diamond Garden Neighbourhood House 5258 3367 Service Stuart Miller Permits/Design 0412841434 Probus Q’cliff/Pt Lonsdale 5258 4308 Mel's Gardening Point Lonsdale Civic Assoc. 0439 009306 DCM Services ART - GALLERIES 5258 3988 Queenscliffe Community Assoc. 5258 3381 Lawn Order 0429 990 850 5258 3645 Queenscliffe Historical Museum 5258 2511 Mia Cooke Gardens 04005 68629Salt Contemporary Art Queenscliff Library 5258 2017 (Ken Adam 0408 357 116) 0439 355115 Queenscliff Music Festival 5258 4816 Jim’s Mowing 0488 885 296Seaview Gallery Queenscliff Reconciliation Mob 5258 1722 0417 506 611 Red Cross 5258 1616AUTO 52581841 Senior Citizens 5258 2108 131 546 5258 4668 Swan Bay Environment Assoc. 5258 2559Queenscliff Junction Motors Swan Bay Ladies Probus 5258 1871 GARDEN/LANDSCAPINGSteve Higgins Auto Elec. 0434 648510Lonsdale Car Cleaning Digby Moran Landscaping & Detailing Elite House & Garden Co. Nathan Hovey Landscaping BLINDS, CURTAINS & SHUTTERS Rip View Landscapes 0412 520 438 0407 605 460Barwon Blinds & Shutters 52541338 0411 571 482 0419 890 082BOAT REPAIRS/MARINE COMPUTER SERVICES/REPAIRSQueenscliff Marine Services 52581305, Laurie’s Computers 0418 3021780412 460 987 DJ’s Computer Help 0466 564 921BRICKLAYERS OG Technology and i-device screen GLASS/GLAZIER replacements – 0457 363 261 Kev's Window, Door & Glazing 0418519078Chris Pennant's Brick Laying 0417 543 628 Computer Solutions 0406 264191GJB Professional Bricklaying Contractors - Brick & CONCRETING HAIRDRESSERS/SALONSBlockwork inc. repairs - Gary 0418 522928 Breisch Concrete Floors Donna's Mobile Hairdressing (polished) Sophie Johnston BSC Bricklaying 0438 839129 Ross Fewtrell Ivy Creations Hair on Harbour 0408 565733 Seagalls and Buoys 5258 2261BUILDERS 0488 088 258 Take Two Design in Hair 5258 4764 0403 722649 5258 4854 5258 3451Clark Homes 52584640 DENTISTCraig Fenby 0419 392 537 Queenscliff Dental David Wilkinson 0438 258 324 5258 2388David McDonald 5258 3883 DOG GROOMING/WALKINGIan Warren 0418 525 452 HEATING - COOLINGOcean Grove Building Service 0417891122 La Petterie 5258 5441 Classic Fireplaces & Barbecues 5222 1688 I & S Ransom Heating/Cooling 0418 336 670Phil Vallance [email protected] 0417139636 EDUCATIONMichael Limb Builders 0410 650019. Point Lonsdale Primary School O’Dowd Builders 5258 1634 5258 1501 Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 20

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Tiny fibres from Plane Tree seed pods have been proven to cause health problems Tree choice Plane silly - residentsDIGBY MORAN Planting another nuisance A decision by the Borough of Queenscliffe species would display a grossLANDSCAPES to plant highly controversial Plane Trees along lack of consideration for the (Assoc. Dip Hort, Burnely) a Queenscliff street has raised the ire of local wellbeing of residents residents. – Mary GrundySpecialising in low-maintenance, low-water gardens The species, common along many Grundy said. Plantings on the intersection Melbourne’s streets, has been blamed for of Bethune Street and the Bellarine Highway Design & Construction allergies and respiratory problems in as many could also eventually present a safety hazard Quality Paving as one in four people. for drivers. Retaining Walls Turf Mary Grundy is one of five Bethune Street The species is understood to have been Irrigation residents who have written to Council opposing selected because a mature Plane Tree already the choice of tree. existis in the street. Flowering native gums haveLandscape Plans for Council been chosen as new plantings in neighboring approval “The Norfolk Island Hibiscus that already streets. constitute the planting on the East side of Qualified Tree Arborist Bethune Street are nuisance enough. They are “Council officers have sought and received aptly named ‘itchy bomb trees’ because of the horticultural advice on plantings in Bethune 0412 520 438 or fine hairs that are contained in abundance in street to ensure a consistent street planting 5258 1547 [their] seed pods,” she said. program is implemented that has due regard to heritage values, environmental issues and email: [email protected] “Planting another nuisance species would street amenity,” said Borough General Manager display a gross lack of consideration for the Planning and Infrastructure Phil Josipovic. wellbeing of residents and the amenity of this neighborhood.” “Council’s practice is to notify in writing residents immediately adjacent to the proposed Plane Trees are so despised in parts of planting sites... as a result a number of Melbourne, including iconic Lygon Street, discussions were held with residents regarding residents and business owners are calling for the location of plantings.” mature specimens to be ripped out. Apart from the health concerns, their leaves do not decompose readily, posing a constant litter and drain blocking problem fl, Mrs LBW Chartered Accountants For Advice on Succession Planning Estate Taxation Small Business Individual Taxation Setup & Administration of Self Managed Super Funds Other General Advicewww.lbwaccountants.com.au Contact Richard Bull - our local representative 5258 3297 (AH) or Geelong 5221 6111 (BH) Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 22

Coastguard CBD Parking study volunteers launched Gary Tomlinson, A shake up of car parking in the borough could be on the cards, with Sue Taylor the Queenscliffe council launching a survey of all business owners on and Peter existing regulations. Taylor with Mayor Helene A motion by Cr Peter Russell called for a detailed assessment to Cameron . provide greater clarity over time limits, loading zones, spill-over parking during peak periods and use of parking bays by traders inMayor says thanks Hesse Street.The Borough of Queenscliffe our volunteers is extremely At the request of the borough’s Tourism Advisory body TEDAC, the important, given the extent of study will be broadened to include King Street and Point Lonsdalehas thanked our community’s our local population who actively shopping precincts. volunteer, which is over 50volunteers for their countless hours percent. “Car parking to a business area is like the blood transfusion for a patient. If you lose it and cut it back you will be cutting backof unpaid work. “Volunteers are the fabric of opportunities for business,” said Cr Russell. our society and without you, thisA civic celebration was held at would be a very different place “We don’t drive who goes into business, we don’t drive how well to live. I could not imagine life they do their businesses… but we have to be setting the scene for betterthe Point Lonsdale Community in the borough without you or economic development, growth and business and our part in that your contribution, both large and process, at a micro-level, is to ensure our CBD has all those factors.”Hall last month, to coincide with small,” Cr Cameron said. Council’s decision to initiate the study coincided with an applicationNational Volunteer Week. More than 6 million Australians by one Hesse street property owner to claim two public car parks for volunteer on average more than a private driveway. That application was put on hold pending theThe theme of the celebration was 130 hours each annually or 2.6 outcome of the survey. hours per week. The BoroughGive happy – live happy. boasts one of the highest rates We have actually sked the officers to do a review of parking in Hesse of volunteerism per capita in the Street. If we vote to take out two parks now we're almost putting the“Together you partner with state cart before the horse,\" said Cr Susan Salter.Council and many other local \"We need to do that review first and then look at this [application],\" said Cr Susan Salter.service providers and agenciesto form a formidable workforcepowering many of the essentialcommunity, environmental,sporting, welfare, education andcultural services,” Mayor HeleneCameron told the gathering.“For us here in the Boroughof Queenscliffe recognising 1 0labten QUEENSCLIFF JUNCTION MOTORSNew season stock QUEENSCLIFF in store now Auto Service Centre 4-6 Hesse Street Queenscliff 5258 1149 MECHANICAL REPAIRS LOG BOOK SERVICING ENGINE TUNING RWC INSPECTION SERVICE Tyres and Batteries Local Free Pickup and Delivery ALL WORK GUARANTEED Commercial Towing Vehicle Transport 5258 1841 Mobile 0418 524 752 56 Bellarine Hwy Queenscliff Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 23

It's time to protect what letters additional bin services some explanation to ratepayers is certainly warranted. we've got - before it's gone! authority for many of the Borough’s heritage places, to start the community engagement Given Council has utilised a separate Over the past two years there has been process for National Heritage listing. waste charge to escape the 2.5% rates cap theextensive background activity by many to community has an expectation that reliable andobtain comprehensive protection of significant Andrew Sutherland fully transparent costings are provided.  historical and environmental places in or around John Barrett  QCA President and Executivethe Borough of Queenscliffe. The Queenscliff Neville Barwicktownship, Point Lonsdale & Queenscliff Carole Hamilton Barwick Climate change: theLighthouse Reserves, Fort Queenscliff, coastal Michael Dowling evidence is in!dunes and the marine zones of Swan Bay David Connoleyand the Port Phillip Heads National Park Michelle and David Jepson Ross May offers a contrary view about climatehave important social, environmental or built Lynn and Lester Hunt change (“More Evidence needed on Climateheritage values worthy of national recognition. John de Steiger change –The Rip April 2016). While it’s fun to David Kenwood be contrarian it’s only fair to put one’s views in Earlier this year, a group of local organisations Fay Agterhuis a broader context. And the context here is theand individuals formed a committee to map out Tom Harley high level of scientific consensus that climatea way to achieve formal recognition of local sites Andrew Cannon change is real and man-made - one survey,considered important to the nation’s heritage. Gary Spry cited by President Obama among many othersOn 10th May in a surprise but welcome Boyce Pizzey OAM - has found this to be the view shared by 97%announcement, the Federal Environment Kate Jackson of climate scientists .Minister, Greg Hunt MP, together with the local Jennifer Bantow OAMMember for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson MP, Paul and Barb Clydesdale We don’t need to rely on headlines andannounced the Coalition, if re-elected, would Peter Ferrier shouting matches to come to grips with thesupport National Heritage listing for significant topic. The evidence is set out in easy-to-readplaces within the Borough of Queenscliffe. In More explaination needed reports published recently by the highest-considering how potentially wide-reaching on garbage fees ranking scientific bodies in Australia, BritainMinister Hunt’s perspective is on this concept, and the United States. These are simple to findhe noted this area’s obvious similarities to Point According to a Geelong Advertiser report and download from the web. “Climate change:Nepean flagging the possibility of a joined-up ‘How Councils Are Beating Rate Cap’ (April Evidence and Causes” is a joint publicationheritage listing for the entire Heads along the 30), there was to be 20% increase in the Borough by the UK Royal Society and the US Nationallines of a Greater Port Phillip Heads National of Queenscliffe kerbside collection charges for Academy of Science and “The Science ofHeritage zone. a median valued house in the Borough. This Climate Change” is by the Australian Academy was in addition to an increase in fixed Public of Science. The reports set out the evidence, and Using the town of Broken Hill as an example, Waste charges of 22.6% and 18.3% in Green yes, they do take into account other factors thatMinister Hunt said “in listing Broken Hill as the Waste charges for the coming year. The Mayor might contribute to global warming such as Elfirst town on the National Heritage list, if you Helene Cameron in the same report said the Nino, volcanic eruptions and sunspot activity.wanted to do the same thing here, I would take unrestrained 12.5 % growth in waste fees will Their findings are quite clear: human activitiesthat forward . . . that is status in its own right, push average rates up by 3.6%.  have increased greenhouse gas concentrationbut it also opens up the National Heritage funds in our atmosphere and recent climate changewhich come with the National Heritage listing.” However Budget papers comparing this year is largely caused by humans. They fullyMinister Hunt indicated the move for listing to the previous year show kerbside collection support the findings of the United Nationswould need to be driven by the Queenscliffe costs have doubled while landfill costs have Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeCouncil, residents and community groups. The risen around 25%. (IPCC).Minister afterwards stated he will be “guidedby the community” on how this could evolve, The current draft budget puts kerbside waste The need for global action to reduce ourpotentially in several stages given the legislative total charges (inc hard waste) at $323, 200 and carbon dioxide emissions is pressing. We nowcomplexities involved. landfill costs, $170,000 - totalling   $493,200 have a template in the international agreement compared to $266,000 kerbside charges the on reducing climate change achieved in Paris It is encouraging and appropriate that the previous year, of which $133,000 (50%) was the late last year. This is a step in the right direction,Australian Government now acknowledges the landfill charge.. but there is a lot to do if Australia is to play itsnatural and built heritage assets in the Borough part in achieving the dramatic reduction inof Queenscliffe rank alongside the 106 existing Based on these figures there has been nearly global emissions needed by 2050. We haveNational Heritage sites. Under the Environment an 100% increase in overall Kerbside Waste barely started.Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, collection charges  from last year.  Garrett Upstill is a Queenscliff resident with ait is the Environment Minister who ultimately background in economics and scientific research.determines whether a place should be included Kerbside waste collection has increasedon the Register. Therefore Minister Hunt’s open nearly $200,000 a 75% increase   and landfill Stick with the experts onsupport is a welcome first step in a process, which costs increased $37,000 or a 25% increase from climate changemay be complex and protracted. However, last year.the benefits to the community from listing are I am not a scientist but in my chosen career Iprofound and positive: additional funding; This is well outside and above CPI rises. was always told there are experts and there aretechnical expertise; remediation of deteriorating The question for Council is: how they can opinions - the views of the former are the onlybuilt assets; weed/erosion management; explain or reconcile these  cost discrepancies ones that should be truly trusted.better definition and integration of roles and from last year? responsibilities, and structured capital works To have costs double in one year appears an It seems to me that, if Marc McNaught is aplanning and delivery. Importantly, research extraordinary failure to contain waste charges! qualified meteorologist with a long history inshows that National Heritage is a drawcard for Further, if council has shifted coastal and weather science, then he is an expert.low impact tourism and can provide our local environmental management costs to aneconomy with stability throughout the year uncapped waste charge we believe it would not He is clearly not alone in his views. Anrather than the “summer boom, winter gloom” meet the disposal criteria in the rates notice.  overhwelming majority (97%) of scientistscycle evident for many years. After three weeks waiting for a reply to this working in related fields also agree that Question-on-notice, no explanation has been climate change is very much a reality. We believe this is the time to agree on a forthcoming. Agencies such NASA and our own CSIROvision and strategy for this remarkable part Considering Council will be raising a total continue to record the evidence of this. Isof Australia. We now call on the Queenscliffe of $942,000 in waste charges to recover the full Ross May (More evidence needed on ClimateCouncil, as the responsible management cost of waste management services,  including Change - The Rip April 2016) suggesting these $925,000 for kerbside waste,  green waste and public wastes services and $17,000 for Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 24

letters Watching The Weather pretty good with above average temperatures expected and an end of the dry spell. Theseagencies are part of some greater conspiracy? By Marc McNaught, conditions are all consistent with the end of NASA states: \"The current warming trend is the El Nino phase that has affected the world’s Meteorologist weather over the past 12 months.of particular significance because most of it is verylikely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that One for the record The 2015-16 El Nino will go down as beingis unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.\" books the strongest on record, beating the previous record set back in 1998. As I pen this letter, temperatures have As we head into the business end of autumnreached a record-breaking 51 degrees in parts of people living on the Bellarine Peninsula could So what does the winter have in store for us?India - so hot the bitumen roads were melting, be forgiven for thinking we were in spring It looks like a neutral or slightly positive Laand the autumn we have just finished is likely rather, with temperatures well above average Nina phase will prevail. This should bring ato have been one of the warmest since records for this time of year. Maximum and minimum fairly normal winter season to Victoria withhave been kept. temperatures were at least 2.0 degrees above average temperatures and rainfall. There is also average for much of the season, with rainfall a feeling that the winter won’t hang around and With no disrepect to any one person or their totals slowly returning back to near normal an early start to spring is in the forecast. personal opinions, I think it is safer for mankind levels.  One interesting observation during Mayto stick with the experts on this one - if only our was a series of very deep low pressure systemspoliticians would listen! Over the past 45 days (up to 22 May), 30 passing through the Southern Ocean. TheseName and address supplied days have been above the monthly average. It storms generated strong winds and huge swells seems likely that the autumn of 2016 will be the for much of Australia›s south coast includingNo garbage love for us! warmest on record!  Victoria. We will be watching closely over the winter Well might our Mayor request us ratepayers My forecast for the autumn turned out to be months to see if this trend of very deep lowsto “Get it Right on Bin Night” and our passing to the south continues.Councillors haggle over whether to chargegarbage collection by CIV or flat rate (The Rip Hoodie love rewardedApril 2016). Our needs are more basic. another season of constant signage vandalism. We live in an arm of a close, the design of The Collendina chicks survived to flight becausewhich Council approved years ago. If we of the dedicated effort of 32 human allies whoposition our bins as the mayor instructs - “on were willing to chick monitor every two hourthe kerb outside your property” - they are shift for five weeks of daylight. HoodLUMSsimply NOT emptied. indeed…Hoodie Lover Ultra Militants. At one time the waste collection vehicle came The previous breeding season saw all 13 localdown our close. Along with other residents nests fail and until now there had never beenwe now have to cart our bins, including the big better than a single successful nest per season.green waste ones, to the nearest intersection. Statewide the breeding season was also “bestThis involves a small hill and up to a 70 metre ever”. Perhaps modern human beach culturewalk for some. is evolving… Why is this so? Well apparently the contractor Photo courtesy Warren Chapman David Wilkinsonsays it’s too much fuss turning vehicles around Buildersat the end of the close, although this was By John Murray,possible up until a couple of years ago. Bird Life Australia Volunteer New Homes Renovations Extensions Phone: 0438 258324 As the Waste Collection Services Contract (no “Hoodlum Canoedlers…full steam ahead!”2015/11) is up for discussion at Council, maybe On skipper’s command , the Hooded Plover Email: [email protected] Councillors should ensure the contract is let crew shouldered Canoe and legged it away fromto a company that can do the job properly - that Pt Lonsdale front beach toward Ocean Grove.is - empty our bins where the Mayor requests To carry the elegant Mountain to Mouth vessel,we place them! It seems simple to me - if they along their Buckley Park surf beach home legcan’t supply a suitable vehicle for the job they of its You Yangs to Barwon Heads journey, wasshould not be given the contract. both an honour and a privilege well earned. The endangered beach-nesting Hooded Plover A further down-side to this lack of service 2015/2016 breeding season was the mostis that the neighbours at the intersection have successful in Bird Life Australia’s decade longup to 10 bins, plus their own, lined up in front project to halt the Hoodies population declineof their property. When the contractors have across the Southeast Australian coast.moved on, most of the bins remain with lidsopen, some tipped over, and quite often bits of Locally five resident breeding pairs made 15rubbish remain to blow around. A pretty ugly nests along the Lonsdale-Collendina coastlinesight especially if people don’t get to collect between Sept 2015 and March 2016. From 42their bins for a few days. I wonder if there is eggs laid, 11 chicks hatched of which fourever any supervision of the service quality survived the hazardous 35 day flightless phaserequired under the contract. and became airborne. Two of these successful fledglings came from a Pt Lonsdale nest west Incidentally, just this week a local removalist of Fellows Rd and the other two survivors weredelivered an item of furniture for us in a very from a nest west of Collendina Caravan Park.large van, much longer than the waste collectionvehicles. The driver turned it around the end of The Lonsdale chicks managed to live despitethe close and was off in no time. Funny aboutthat!Lindsay HowePardalote Close, QueenscliffSHARE YOUR VIEWS:We love to hear what our readers haveto say and encourage your letters. Viewsexpressed are not necessarily those of theeditor. Preference will be given to letterscarrying the author’s name and address.Email: [email protected] Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 25

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artsQMF sails towards 20 year milestone The Queenscliff Music Festival is in itshealthiest financial position ever, after posting a whole. I think we’re nearly there Blues band Mojoan impressive $112,000 profit from last year’s and our Early Bird tickets this year Corner will returnevent. are about three percent up on the to this November's same time last year so I think that’s Queenscliff Music The outcome has boosted the organisation’s proof that people are trusting what Festival. The firstbank balance to almost $500,000 – enough to we do and know what we’re about,” official line up willwithstand two poor years, according to Director he said. be announced thisAndrew Orvis. month. “We continue to lead the way as The figures, revealed at the recent Annual a contemporary music festival that Photographer Rodney Nicholson and long termGeneral Meeting, mark a striking turnaround is family friendly, which is very volunteers Greg Parry and Dennis Farrugia werefor the event, which this year celebrates it’s 20th important to us, with a diverse presented with Life Memberships at last month'syear. and exciting program. We pride Queenscliff Music Festival AGM, while former ourselves on discovering artists chair Lisa Meyer (centre) was recognised as the “The profit is down on last year, but up on that many in turn our audiences first ever QMF Life Governor - Pictured with Jaiour what we budgeted for and is still a fantastic discover at the festival as well. Nicholson (front left) and QMF Director Andrewresult. It also went against a long trend of profit, Orvis (right)loss, profit, loss etcetera,”said Mr Orvis. “To “As we move forward over the next 20 yearsfinally get two good financial results in a row is it’s important that we remember where we for the same three key things, excellence,a big help for the future of QMF. came from and what we’re all about. I’m a discovery and community spirit, which we huge fan of promoting the idea that the biggest were striving for in 1987.” “We’re certainly in a better financial position seller for QMF is Queenscliff, it’s what makesthan we’ve been, but it was only two years ago us unique.we were at serious risk after a $236,000 loss “No matter how good a program I could putthat severely depleted our reserves. Of course together each year, the main thing that will getwe don’t plan for the bad ones, but our history people coming back to QMF is our town andtells us they can happen, so we need to be our community.”conservative in our approach. “In 20 years time when we celebrate our 40th, I’d really love to think that we’re still striving More than 14,300 patrons attended the2015 fest, slightly down on the previous year.Sunday was again a sell-out. Most of the tickets were purchased ahead ofthe event. The organisation’s key aim was to encouragefestival goers to buy into a full weekend“Queenscliff experience,” Mr Orvis told theAGM. However it continues to be challenged bycompetition from other events and a critical lackof storage space, preventing it from investing inits own infrastructure. “As festivals like Port Fairy and Meredithand others have done over the years, we needto push to have people buying their ticket forthe Queenscliff experience, not just for a fewgood headline bands but for the experience as exhibitions + showsIs it a bird? Is it a plane?.. No, it's 'Wind A film exploring the achievements and ■ A new release ofWorx 2, 1,000’, a kinetic art work created by struggles of former ‘boat people’ will screen at paintings and prints byengineer Brian Thompson. The piece took the Queenscliff Town Hall this month as part of Emma Hack will be onpride of place on the Point Lonsdale foreshore National Refugee Week. show at Queenscliff'slast month, as part of the Mountain to Mouth Seaview Gallery thisExtreme Art Walk. The village was one of 11 Freedom Stories, by filmmaker Steve Thomas, month, honouring thearts stations on the 80km trek. Photo courtesy details the plight of asylum seekers from the memory of her treasuredLester Hunt Middle East in early 2000, their time in a remote feather mus, Wotarn. The detention centre and the long road to becoming Australian Barn Owl, Australian citizens. Its screening coincides with featured in many of Hack's pieces, recently the first anniversary of the borough becoming a passed away. Refugee Welcome Zone. \"For those of you who have one of Emma’s pieces featuring Wotarn all the more reason Entry to the June 24 screening is via a gold to treasure them,\" said the Gallery's Colleen coin donation. Kenwood. Meanwhile the community is also invited to attend a picnic on Sunday July 3 at the ■ Salt Contemporary Gallery this month plays Queenscliff Community Hall to welcome newly host to an exhibition of landscape-inspired arrived refugees living in the Geelong area. The works by resident artist David Beaumont, Phil event commences at 11.30am. Elson, Neville Pilven, Ben Shearer and Greg Wood. The show runs from June 3 - 19. The To register your interest in either event phone Gallery will close for its winter break on June 20 5258 1377. Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 28

arts Popular children's author and journalist Katy Andrews. \"The festival is a boutique event, performance combined with literature,Danny Katz had local school children eating allowing our regional audience access to author incredible accounts of war and history,out of the palm of his hand during a writing events, and allowing authors the opportunity to fascinating travel anecdotes, crime stories,workshop at the Point Lonsdale Primary spend time on the Bellarine.\" a chef's masterclass, photography's roleSchool. documenting the way we live, and candid Keynote speakers Robert Drewe and Don conversations on the vast array of fiction The event was a highlight of the Queenscliff Watson launched the festival discussing the writing styles and the many roads toLiterary Festival, which featured leading iconic Australian beach and bush and their publishing success,\" Andrews said.writers and speakers throughout last month. influence on our identity. \"Guests were enthralled by author \"Many events were sold-out and ranged from \"Festival events included tales from a former conversations and commented on the fantasticintimate audience gatherings of 40 up to larger lighthouse keeper, a captivating performanceevents of 120 people,\" said event spokesperson on William Buckley, an exquisite piano variety of events and great venues.\"Uniting Church Events Seaview Gallery queenscliff Messy Church: The Tree of Life Sunday 5 June @ 10-ish Emma Hack Celebrating God’s abundant love which provides shelter for all. Anna Blatman Sara Paxton Come for Brunch, Coffee, Cooking & Art Activities Stories & Reflective Spaces for all ages Huge Garage Sale! June 7 - July 10 Open every day @ 10.30am - 4.30pm Bargains, bargains bargains!! World Wide Knit in Public Weekend 10am - 5pm Sat 11 & Sun 12 June Abundant hand knitted winter woolies Luscious Devonshire Teas and Hearty Soup And you can join the knitting circle to make pouches for orphaned baby Wombats for Narbeview Wildlife Centre. Winter Solstice From 6pm Wednesday 22nd June Join us around the Contemplative Fire for reflections on light and warmth in the depths of winter. Mulled Wine, Soup, Marshmallows and Sparklers! ‘Shannon... Come Home’ with music, song & poetry Saturday 25 June @ 7.30pm Sharing the struggles of one man on the land as he confronts hardship, despair and depression. Ticket $25 includes pre-concert mulled wine & refreshments at interval Book online at www unitingqueenscliff.org.au. Info: Jan 5258 2854 Kirk’s Place vintage op shop cnr Winterley & Kirk Road, Point Lonsdale Furniture, Clothes, Books, Records & Lovely Things Drop by for Saturday Morning Mindfulness 10.30am to 11.30am a moment for wisdom words & gentle music regular groups at uniting queenscliff Movie Club 4th Tuesday (June 28) @ 2pm Book Group 4th Friday (June 24) @ 12pm Knitting Group 2nd Tuesday (June 14) @1pm & 4th Thursday (June 23) @ 1pm Singing For Fun weekly during school terms Monday @ 10.30am Everyone very welcome - for details contact Jan 5258 2854 Uniting Church, cnr Hesse & Stokes Street Queenscliff Open 10.30 - 5.00 daily 86 Hesse St Queenscli 3225 - 5258 3645 [email protected] -email: [email protected] Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 29

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Borough Bulletin June 2016Mayor’s message Queenscliff & Point additional trees, shrubs and understory Lonsdale Sidewalk Fair plants, the Moonah Memorial WalkIt has been an interesting month of weather provides an important protectedconditions and it’s been valuable to receive The inaugural Queenscliff and Point habitat for our endangered plants anddirect feedback from people who have Lonsdale Sidewalk Fair will be held over native animals. It also offers a uniquecontacted us to report the high tides, strong the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and and serene, natural setting, a placewinds, sand build up and vegetation debris. is an opportunity to enjoy shopping, of commemoration and reflectionCouncil has been actively monitoring local fun, food and music throughout Hesse for those with resting loved ones. Onconditions and has carried out additional Street, the Harbour and Point Lonsdale. behalf of Council, I would like to thankclean ups and inspections. everyone involved in creating the With three unique precincts offering Moonah Memorial Walk.The Great Victorian Bike Ride will be shopping, food and music throughouthosting a Community Information night on Hesse Street, the Harbour and Point State GovernmentWednesday 8 June at 6pm at the Monahan Lonsdale, this inaugural event has local Funding SecuredCentre. The purpose of the meeting is to traders rolling out the red carpet toengage local community groups to become treat residents and visitors alike to a Council has secured a $10,000involved in the Great Victorian Bike Ride vibrant and entertaining day out. State Government grant to providewhen the event comes to Queenscliff households, businesses and schoolson Saturday 3 December. It’s also a great Together with live street music and in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdaleopportunity to ask any questions you may Melbourne based entertainers with one-to-one advice on energyhave about the Ride. ‘Snorkelarama’, the streets will be alive efficiency and renewable energy with colour and festivity, a treasure options. The purpose of this initiative isCouncil has been working in partnership trove of sidewalk tables boasting to inspire and educate the community,with the City of Greater Geelong to quality wares from independent connecting people with our wonderfulcomplete the Buckley Park and beach access retailers, art, clothing, homewares local environment and instillingimprovements at Point Lonsdale. The works and of course a trail of cafés and residents with the confidence to makewill improve the safety of access pathways restaurants. changes at home, at work and at schoolat these sites whilst protecting the cultural, that will help to reduce energy usage.environmental and recreational values of The Sidewalk Fair is a Borough of This project will commence in July 2016.Buckley Park and the adjoining beach. If you Queenscliffe initiative, and residentsrequire further information please contact and visitors to the Borough are invited Community GrantsCouncil’s Foreshore and Caravan Parks to bring their families and take time to ReminderCoordinator on 5258 1377. explore, shop, indulge and enjoy.Please feel free to contact me or one of my Moonah Memorial Walkfellow Councillors if you require assistance orwish to share your thoughts with us. I was very pleased to recently Applications are welcome for participate in the official opening of community development grants,Cr Helene Cameron the Moonah Memorial Walk. Following to assist not-for-profit communityMayor – Borough of Queenscliffe extensive community consultation, groups secure funding for the benefit botanical assessment and careful, of the local community. Up to $2,000Next Council Meeting thoughtful environmental planning and is available for community, art and restoration, the Geelong Cemeteries cultural projects and activities thatCouncil next meets on Wednesday Trust has created a tranquil walk enhance the well-being and quality of22 June at 7pm. All welcome. within this beautiful protected Coastal life of residents living in the Borough Moonah Woodland Area. of Queenscliffe. Applications closeFor more information at 4:00pm, Friday 10 June 2016. With sweeping paths of crushed local For more information please visitContact Cr Helene Cameron, Mayor, limestone and existing Moonah trees www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.phone 03 5258 1377 or 0448 887 728. enhanced by the addition of over 1500 50 Learmonth Street (PO Box 93) Queenscliff VIC 3225 | Phone: 03 5258 1377 | Fax: 03 5258 3315 www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 31

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SIC MARINE STYLE JUNE DIARYG GIVEN A BLUE-AKEOVER. VARYING8E N A N D T U R Q U O I S E Markets A R E A N I NTShPeI RBIicNyGcle Network will host an Point Lonsdale Primary School Market,M A P TiHnfAoTrmWaEtioTnE sAeMssion this evening to answer Second Sunday of the month. 9am-2pmE F O RquTeHsEtioSnUsMaMndE Re.xplain how local business Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale.andntroduced a community groups can benefit from the Queenscliff Community Market. Lastand wallpapers. Sunday of the month from September to May. Victorian Bike Ride - which comes 9am-2pm at Lower Princes Park. .Greathave wallpaper atwrite this. to Queenscliff in December. 6pm at the Ocean Grove Craft Market – First Sunday of the month from October to May. KingstonQueenscliff Community Sports Club. Park Ocean Grove. Over 70 stalls.10-13 THE NATIONAL CELTICFESTIVAL will draw hundreds of people to ourneighbouring tonship of Portarlington. Thisis Australia's largest and most diverse Celticcelebration, featuring acts from here and Knit a pouch for a baby animal at the Drysdale Market – Third Sunday of theoverseas. Tickets can be purchased online. Barbeview Wildlife Centre as part of World month, October to May. 9.30am to 1.30pm. Wide Knit in Public Day celebrations tat the Drysdale Recreational Reserve11-12 Join in the first Sidewalk Queenscliff Uniting Church Buy Bellarine Produce Barn – EveryFair celebrations across the Borough's three 24 END OF TERM TWO Saturday & Sunday 9am - 3pm. Tuckerberryretail precincts. shopping, live music, street Hill Farm. Becks Rd Drysdale.entertainers and a treasure trove of sidewalk www.buybellarine.com.autables and specials■ Queenscliff is again playing host to World Wide Knit in Public Weekend celebrations, with ■ The Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff Red ANNANDALE a selection of wonderful original knits on show Cross is hosting a trivia night tonight at the and for sale at the Uniting church today and RSL. Questions by Murray Gray. Great prizes, PLUMBING tomorrow. The event includes a Devonshire BYO nibbles, drinks available at bar. Tables of tea, soup and breads. Take part in a knitting eight. Tickets $20 from Laura 52582370 or Lyn For all your plumbing, gasfittingsant Rdc, Birecllmeotnot 3m2a16ke pouches for the Narbeview 52581105. and roofing needs Wildlife Centre. 10am-4pm daily. ■ Freedom Stories, by filmmaker Steve 18-19 Be amazed with the Thomas, details the plight of asylum seekers from the Middle East in early 2000, their time staggering collection of LEGO creations at in a remote detention centre and the long road the annual Queenscliffe Bricks event. The to becoming Australian citizens. It screens Rotary Club fundraiser features works by the at the Town Hall tonight as part of National Melbourne Lego Users Group (MUGs).Today Reconicliation Week activies. Gold coin entry. 9am-3pm at the Point Lonsdale CommunityHall. $10 adults, $5 childre, U/5 Free. Ticketsavailable online 0408 03768625e memories a'Sdhvaenrntoins.e..mCeonmteVH3ome' shares 5258 5354 Lic. 40157 the struggles of one man on the land as he confronts hardship, despair and depression - bm general V3 told through music and song. 7.30pm Tickets$25 includes pre-concert mulled wine and MECHANICAL REPAIRSrefreshments at interval.bellarine memories Pt Lonsdale/Queenscliff Automotive Centrefor life's significant occasions Philip Christian Richard Grimmett (Steve Higgins)funeral and mortuary serviceweddings, namings, celebrations Full Car Servicingrecording your memories and stories All Mechanical Repairs Fully Qualified Mechanic t: 5255 5500 Air Conditioning cnr. Grubb Road and Sinclair Street, Ocean Grove Repairs & Services www.memories.net.au Pick Up Service Available (Local area only) 46 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff PHONE: 5258 4668 0418 524 861 Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 33

All aboard for a Titanic show Point Lonsdale LEGO enthusiast Huw Joyce A replica of the Titanic,sat down one night and started building a the Queen Mary andreplica of the Queenscliff ferry, working from Murray River paddlesome images he found on the Internet. Just 24 cruiser will be amonghours later, and after a quick reconnaissance the highlights of themission to the ferry terminal to become better ‘Natutical’-themed event.acquainted with the real thing, he completedhis impressive lookalike. In just three years the show has grown to become “People kept asking me to build something one of the borough’s biggestfrom around the borough for Queenscliffe winter drawcards and lastBricks. I haven’t build a vessel before so it was a year attracted upwards ofnew challenge,” said Huw. 1600 people. “I have no idea how many bricks I’ve used, it A free LEGO zone, withhas to be hundreds.” thousands of bricks to stimulate little imaginations will again The piece was first displayed at Australia’s set up. LEGO kits will be available forlargest LEGO conventioin, Brickvention, at the sale and ticket holders will be in theRoyal Exhibition Building. running for free give-aways. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children “I had it on display at my own table, along and Entry is Free for children underwith a few other models that I’ve built and five. Pre-event bookings are advised andquite a few photos were taken of it. A lot of can be made through the club’s websitepeople recognized it, some had even travelled www.queensclifferotary.org.au.on the ferry that day to get to the convention,”said Huw. Pictured: Top, a replica of the Titanic and right, the Queenscliff ferry, will feature at The boat is among a stunning collection of Queenscliff BricksLEGO creations to feature at the Queenscliff-Point Lonsdale Rotary Club’s annualQueenscliffe Bricks event on June 18 and 19. Franchises POINT LONSDALENow Available POST OFFICE & NEWSFor MORE than just Mowing! [email protected], Mulching, Rubbish Removal Gardening, Mulching A more convenient way to manage your moneyGuHtteeLdraJsgoneCbdTlsserBcaiFmaoorrpedmMidynOi,RngCEIg,ntoh,EsraRnupxjporiudaserteanrm-ttcoeoePwn/iWrnWugM!onoorirFFFnkrrrwkaaannngAAAcccciNNNvvvhhhnaaaooooiiisssiiiwwwllleeegaaavsssbbbllleeeer Gardening, Mulching PoFolricMeOPRoCElicthheaeCnhcjeukcskteemddowing! We provide transaction services OInHsu&rSedCompliantFor MwOwIIPOPIOnnnRoowHHsssElluuuii.&&jcctrrriSSheemeeeadddCCCCsnmoohhjmmeeuoccswppkktlleeiimnaaddnngott.wneintg! Expert GPraurdneinngin, gH,eMdguelcThriinmgming on behalf of more than 70 banks and wwOwH.&jiSmCsmomowplinangt.net Expert Pruning, Hedge Trimming financial institutions 131 546www.jimsmowing.net ExpIenrstuPrarunncien/gW, HoerkdcgoevTerimjobmsing p·lums agazines & newspapers · ink cartridges InsuBroadnyceC/oWrpoorrkacteovweorrjkobs InsuBroadnyceC/oWrpoorrkacteovweorrjkobs · art supplies · toys, gifts & books · all your stationary needs 111333111 555444666Body Corporatework · holiday essentialswww.jimsmowing.net POSTAGE SERVICE 99 Point Lonsdale Road - 5258 1159Please don’t put plastic bagsin your green waste bin Visit queenscliffe.vic.gov.au for more information on how to correctly use your kerbside green waste service. 50 Learmonth Street (PO Box 93) Queenscliff VIC 3225 | Phone: 03 5258 1377 | Fax: 03: 5258 3315 www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 34

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Council steps Am I in a de facto 1. have lived in that manner continuouslyup push for rate relationship? for a period of at least 2 years; orchange 2. have a child of the relationship who is The Borough of Queenscliffe has taken under 18 years of age.another swipe at the state government’s 2.5percent rate cap, describing it as unworkable I am a young lawyer in my late twenties Keep in mind that a couple does notfor small councils. and the questions I am most commonly necessarily have to live together on a full asked by my friends are about de facto time basis to be considered to be in a de facto Council has lodged a second submission with relationships. With the increase in relationship.the government’s Environment and Planning unmarried couples living together andCommittee inquiry, labelling itself a “lean and the decline in marriage as a means of A number of factors are considered inagile local government.” formalising long term relationships, de facto determining whether or not a couple was law has become a hot topic. living together on a genuine domestic “Small rural councils, such as the Borough basis. These include the duration of theof Queenscliffe, with fewer resources, have Most of the time the questions I am asked relationship, whether a sexual relationshipexperienced significant unforeseen challenges centre around what happens to personal and exists, the degree of financial dependencein applying the rate capping legislation,” the jointly accumulated assets in the event of a or interdependence, the ownership, use andsubmission by CEO Lenny Jenner states. break-up. Working in the area of Wills and acquisition of property, the degree of mutual Estates, I tend to think about the worst case commitment to a shared life, and public “The true impact of rate capping will be scenario…i.e. what happens if you or your perception of the relationship.evidenced over time as Council’s capacity to partner suddenly die? Usually my friendsfund asset renewal and community priorities haven’t even considered this. Even if you think your assets arecontinues to be eroded as Council’s revenue meagre, remember that your accumulatedbase declines.” When a person dies in Victoria without superannuation and any attaching a will the law determines who your next life insurance policy may alone create The submission blames the cap for eroding of kin is, and this in turn determines a significant pay-out. Therefore, it iscommunity confidence in the Council. It urges a who is entitled to receive your assets. If important to think about who you wantdifferent cap or funding allocation to offset the you were in a de facto relationship, your to receive your assets on your death.impact be considered for small councils. partner will be entitled to all your assets Having a valid will in place can avoid a (if there are no children). Alternatively, if battle between your immediate family “People are generally confused about why you do have a will and have not included and your partner.the amount on their rates notice will be above your de facto partner in your will, he orthe 2.5 percent cap and how the changes will she can make a claim against your estate. If you would like to know more aboutimpact on them.” the rights that arise from being in a A couple is regarded as being in a de facto de facto relationship and succession The real increase in municipal charges on relationship if, whilst not married, they planning contact Sarah Cohen on 5226local households – including rates, garbage are living together as a couple on a genuine 8574.charges and the Fire Services Levy – will be domestic basis and either:around four percent. The RIP Your Community - Your Voice - celebrating 26 years - The Rip is a FREE, locally-owned and produced community newspaper. It is published monthly and funded by advertising. Advertising and editorial enquiries can be directed to the editor. p: 5258 4131 e: [email protected] 51 Mercer Street Queenscli , 3225 ROiSpr URnduBumSs oConuRlinrIePSautTwbIwsOcwrN.tihpeFtriiOop.ncRomFMo.arum Simply return this subscription form with a cheque or money order for $30 made payable to Rip Rumour to: or $30 to 51 MercerRSitpreReutm, Qouureenscli 3225 51 Mercer Street, Queenscliff 3225 Name: ......................................................................... Address: ..................................................................... ................................................................................... Phone: ........................................................................ Signed: ....................................................................... Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 36

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health & wellbeingA cuppa for a cause Locals batten down for flu seasonBCH plans for future Queenscliff Primary School student Gulliver Locals have been queuing up to beat this (left) passed the scones around while members Winter’s nastiest flu strains before the full force Bellarine Community Health has started the of the Bellarine Community Health's Physical of the cold and flu season hits.process of analysing future health needs for the Wellness Program shared a cup of tea - allregion. for a great cause. Two separate events were The Point Lonsdale Medical Centre expects held in the Borough as part of the Cancer to administer as many as 2,000 shots of the Melbourne-based consultants Biruu have Council's Australia's Biggest Moirning Tea new vaccine this year. Two-hour clinics werebeen appointed to undertake the new plan. last week, raising several hundred dollars for conducted every afternoon during April and cancer research. Above: Pat Russell, BCH staff May. The project will identify the health needs of member Julie Loats and Brenda Littlethe population on the Bellarine and the degree “We’re pretty good at getting it done downto which current health services, both public Aged care on line here. People love us, they can’t get into theseand private are meeting those needs. clinics fast enough.” The Bellarine Aged Care Association (BACA) BCH Board Chair Hazel Ingram said the has launched its own website to keep residents Last year’s bumper flu season saw a recordanalysis will greatly assist future strategic in the loop about matters relating to the 100,571 laboratory-confirmed cases. The 2106planning. industry. vaccine covers four strains of influenza – California, Hong Kong, Phuket and Brisbane. “Our existing service plan was developed in The group was formed following the Between 1500 and 3500, mostly elderly, people2010,” said Ms Ingram. “Since then, there have controversial closure of Coorabin and Ann die from the flu each year. A further 18,000been significant changes to local demographics Nichol aged care centres, and remains critical people are hospitalisedso the Department led Service Plan will be an of Bellarine Community Health’s handling ofimportant resource for informing our strategic the sale of public bed licences. “Every year we get people with positivedirection in the future.” results for the flu,” Mrs Day said The website is: http://bellarineaca.weebly. com “If you are elderly. In a high risk category or if you’ve got elderly relatives and you’re going into a nursing home all the time then you should have one, even if you’re young, then you should have it “It absolutely does not bring on symptoms of the flu, you may get a sore arm the next day, you may get mild cold-like symptoms but not many do, but it’s not a live virus so you can’t catch it.” The flu vaccine is subsidised for anybody over 55, with a chronic disease or is pregnant. 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sportSurf club seeks Running for a curewinning design FOOTBALL – Star recruit Kaden Newton is back in the Cystic Fibrosis is the most common, Local architects are being encouraged to Queenscliff line-up after taking genetically acquired, chronic illness affectingpitch their designs for the new Point Lonsdale a week on the sidelines to run a young Australians. .Surf Life Saving Clubhouse. 60km marathon. Donations can still be made on After years of delays the club has finally The speedy mid-fielder sat out Newton’s fundraiser page: http://reached a position where it can call for tenders the Couta’s round ... clash with thegreatoceanroadmarathon2016.gofundraise.for the much anticipated $3m to $3.5m project. Drysdale to contest the grueling com.au/page. Great Ocean Road run, to help The submission brief, released in recent days, raise funds research into Cysticcalls for a “multi-disciplinary design team” Fibrosis (CF).to deliver a facility that meets both club andcommunity requirements. Newton’s infant nephew Lakyn was diagnosed with the genetic “At this stage it is anticipated that the current disease as a baby. Newton set abuildings have limited future value and will pre-race target of $2,000 but totherefore be demolished to make way for a new date has raised more than $5,500.building(s),” the document states. “The support has been The successful design must provide overwhelming. I didn’t knowflexibility to adapt to the future requirements what sort of figure to put on it andof lifesaving and patrol activities and social I’m definitely pleased with thefunctions, provide a “welcoming and attractive result.environment to enhance the sense of clubcommunity” and “contribute positively to \"My nephew’s got the illnessthe Point Lonsdale community and coastal and there’s not much I can do toenvironment.” help apart from support my sister and family. Doing the run was one way of It must also incorporate sustainable design helping with the bigger picture,\" he said.principles and deliver a practical, enduringbuilding that will minimise life-cycle costs. He completed thre course in a time of 5.43.34, finishing fourth in his category and crossing the The existing club house occupies two parcels line 25th overall.of land – one (approximately 880m2) is ownedby the club. The Borough of Queenscliffe The first half of the race was really nice butrecently handed over its title to the second lot then the wind and the rain started coming at(approximately 600m2) for a nominal fee of one around the 35k mark, which made a prettydollar. tough battle for the last couple of hours. COUTA CARVERY ENERGY FOR LIFEnncceeEAiinVnLEHHRLYeeaaTWllHttUhhERaaSLnnDCddAYOWWNMeeIGllllHbbETeeiinngg Stay fit this Winter! Personal Trainer with close to 20 years experience. One on One training • Group training Circuit Classes • Boxing Classes • Boot-camps Gym memberships available Kerry Pettigrove 5258 1670 0414 581670NNESS $1F5ROBTMAWR6pOOmPCAEOTNTUHRE SE MONAHAN CENTRE NO TABLE BOOKING REQUIRED Rip Rumour, June 2016 Page 39

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