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Queenscliff RIPand Point Lonsdale Your Community Voice August 2021 No. 340 Splash! What else do you do on a cold, wintry Point Lonsdale day - get wet of course! Emily and sister Isla had fun dodging waves crashing over the front beach sea wall... HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE GREEN WEDGE ZONE : P11 FROM LOCKDOWN IN LONNIE TO BRONZE IN TOKYO: P35 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 August 2021 Page 1 • p: 0418 599620 • e: [email protected]

WELCOME TO THE TEAM ANNA FLETCHER & SHARON WELLS Anna is a proud fourth generation member of the Fletcher’s family, she is passionate, genuine and hard working. As a 5th generation Queenscliff local, Sharon loves interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and being part of a new chapter in their lives. ______________________________________________ CONTACT ANNA FLETCHER Property Consultant [email protected] m 0411 644 997 | t 5258 2833 SHARON WELLS Property Consultant [email protected] m 0408 991 865 | t 5258 2833 ______________________________________________ Anna’s love of real estate started from a young age - growing up in the Fletcher family, discussions often led to real estate and from the years she worked as a Receptionist & Property Manager at Fletchers in Melbourne. A Mum of two, Anna values time with family, friends and making the most of the beautiful place she is lucky enough to call home. Passionate about helping others, Sharon’s dedication to the industry started back in 2004, where she has worked across several roles in the real estate sector, from Administration to Sales. Away from the office, Sharon enjoys spending time with family and socialising with friends. Her fur baby also keeps her active by reminding her to take him for his daily walk! A SELECTION OF OUR NEWEST LISTINGS QUEENSCLIFF QUEENSCLIFF POINT LONSDALE 4/9 SYMONDS STREET 29 SYMONDS STREET 47 COCKLE CRESCENT FIND OUT THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY The availability of properties for sale is currently low, and the demand to buy is very high - making it the ideal time to sell. If you would like an update on the value of your home, contact Fletchers Bellarine. Fletchers Bellarine | 74 Hesse Street, Queenscliff VIC 3225 | 3/80 The Terrace, Ocean Grove VIC 3226 5258 2833 IT’S A FLETCHERS THING The Rip August 2021 Page 2

Input sought on caravan parks The future of Queenscliff’s three public Caravan Park Masterplan, Council said. “This review will help caravan parks is once again in the spotlight, “While the Masterplan focuses primarily on us make sure the parks with the Borough of Queenscliffe seeking fresh can keep providing community input on how they are operated and infrastructure and facilities, this investigation benefits to the Borough for managed. will consider operational and management generations. improvements to the way the parks are run. This Mayor - Ross Ebbels Mayor Ross Ebbels said the new review will help Council take a more holistic approach aimed to identify strategies to make the four to managing and improving our tourist parks critical that the masterplan developed by our parks more attractive to visitors and increase into the future,” it said. Association and the community is progressed their financial sustainability over the long-term. as part of this process,” he said. Adopted in 2019, the masterplan details “Council’s tourist parks provide affordable options for modernising facilities at each The community can complete a survey on accommodation for visitors, generate income park and for a broader range of all year- Council’s website at that helps us keep rates low, and attract new round accommodation, including more tourist-park-consultation. Participants will be customers to support local businesses,” Cr cabins. However, this includes now-scrapped asked how they currently use Council’s tourist Ebbels said. Destination Queenscliff eco-cabins. parks, what they like best about them, and what they think could be improved about the way the “This review will help us make sure the parks Council's 2021/22 budget includes more than parks are operated and managed. Consultation can keep providing benefits to the Borough for $1 million in upgrades to Recreation Reserve closes on Sunday 15 August. generations. I’d encourage anyone with ideas to amenities, $100,000 for tourist park operational share them as part of this consultation.” improvements and an additional $300,000 for Workshop sessions will also take place with new amenities and a redesign of Royal Park. stakeholder groups, including 12-month permit Revenue from the four parks - at Queenscliff holders and local traders. Recreation Reserve, Victoria Park, Golightly Golightly Caravan Park Association President Park and Royal Park - account for the largest Grant Wiltshire said he hoped the latest review portion of the municipality’s user fees, with a would provide some certainty to residents. total budget this financial year of $1.7 million. “[We]welcome the opportunity of working Falls in visitation during the pandemic were with the Borough and the appointed consultant. a key contributor to last financial year’s deficit. Although the consultation is focusing on operations and management of all Parks, it is The review would not change its current Seniors Ferry O ers Sail overseas between Queenscli & Sorrento 1/2 Price Seniors Ferry Travel & $6 Devonshire Tea* Plus 10% o all onboard cafe items Every Wednesday May, June, July & August 2021 WHY WE SAIL connect people & places *1/2 price travel only applicable to foot passenger ticket. Must present seniors or carers card. Devonshire tea available while stocks last. The Rip August 2021 Page 3

Restoration gives new life to historic pier Living Heritage Program and the Victorian The $1million restoration of Queenscliff’s Government’s $24  million Piers and Jetties maritime significance to Victoria and it’s South Pier has entered a new phase, with works Stimulus package. It is expected to be completed important we invest in protecting its future.”  underway to restore the Lifeboat and Waiting by mid-October. sheds. Dating back to the 1880s, the pier and Lifeboat “We’ve already completed vital strengthening Shed were an integral part of the infrastructure The project includes repairs to the Lifeboat work to the piles and crossheads that support to improve safety for ships entering, which Shed roof and wall cladding, and restoration of the deck and sheds, now visitors will be able to is now located in the nearby Queenscliffe doors, windows and louvres, and other internal see important work happening above the water Maritime Museum. repairs. The Waiting Shed’s gable ends and to preserve the heritage fabric of the sheds finials, wall frame, weatherboards and other themselves,” said Minister for Ports and Freight Access to the pier remains open during the exterior woodwork will also be updated. Melissa Horne. work. Commenced in May 2020, the works are “The Queenscliff South Pier is an outstanding Pictured: Scaffold has been erected around jointly funded through Heritage Victoria’s symbol of both historical and architectural the heritage lifeboat shed, ahead of restoration Cocktail Champagne A night at the Opera 6:30-10:30PM Vodka He o Spring The Rip August 2021 Page 4

Editorial Lockdown from a hospitality perspective Local business owners are exhausted and Every lockdown, imposition of restrictions \"How many times can we many are genuinely concerned about the and then their lifting means altered ways of change our business model, future, following the latest Victorian lockdown. operating, often with only two days notice how much energy do we have Trish Berry, owner of Point Lonsdale's Noble or less. Every change brings with it the need to try to adapt to the latest Rot, provides this insight... for amendments to stock, purchasing, staff announcement and be creative rostering, furniture, layout and fundamental and innovative...\" What do the dates February 12, May 28, and operating decisions, such as do we take July 16 have in common? They are the 2021 bookings or don’t we? How do we maximise the weather; which we realise is not the most dates when the three Victorian lockdowns the business return from reduced space, cover enticing of options for a glass of wine even if commenced, and they are all Fridays. In the outgoings and still meet the customers desire it is the most warming of reds! We are always hospitality world particularly in our coastal for diversity in offerings (just a glass of wine grateful for the loyalty, understanding and setting, Fridays through to Sundays are the and some snacks or a full dinner). amazing all weathers tolerance of our patrons. big and busy days of the week. So, by any Without them and their ‘customer resilience’, Thursday locally, bookings are made, food and Recent articles in the daily papers have (another emerging phenomena) we wouldn’t wine are ordered, special events are locked in flagged that more snap lockdowns can be still be trading. and staff rosters are finalised in anticipation expected for the next four months. This is a of visitor and local patronage . A Thursday pretty confronting reality for most, if not all of We are endeavouring to keep going, to announcement that we are going into locked us. Numerous articles have been written about overcome the adaptability fatigue and hope down from midnight that night hoists us yet the psychological impact of revisiting this that Spring, the traditional season of new life again on to the decision making merry go uncertain world and future, coupled with the and growth, brings with it a brighter future. round… distressing imprint left from prior lockdown We would absolutely welcome more outdoor experiences. COVID fatigue has become a dining opportunities as we come into the Can we/should we cancel the food orders; do term applied to the “oh no, here we go again“ warmer months. From a business perspective, we do take away; will the planned eat in menu response to every lockdown. In the hospitality compared with indoor dining only, they provide translate to a takeaway version; how will we world many businesses, like ours, are suffering greater customer choice, optimise the beautiful manage the schedule for pickup of takeaway “COVID adaptability fatigue”. outdoor streetscapes and give meaning and life orders without compromising the quality to inviting descriptions such as coastal location, and while being collected by most people at a In experiencing this fatigue, we question how sea air dining and getaway experiences. reasonable time for ‘dinner’? many times can we get back on the decision making merry go round. How many times We hope that inter and intra state tourism We made a business decision not to have can we change our business model, how much returns to stay, creating demand locally for any indoor seating, except for a couple of energy do we have to try to adapt to the latest quality accommodation and wining and dining booked event dinners, from post lock down announcement and be creative and innovative experiences. We also have a growing local in September 2020  through to early March in our responses to repeated lockdowns and/ population adding life, energy and economic 2021. This was not an easy or, a times, popular or the dynamic restrictions environment. growth to our community. Locals and visitors decision with our patrons but we felt it provided When lockdowns could be imposed at any alike are looking locally and more broadly for a more COVID safe hospitality environment. time and, particularly if announced on a special recreational, cultural, wining and dining The annexed outdoor dining space in Admans Thursday, how can we plan for the much experiences. To meet these expectations, to Street was therefore a welcome addition to our needed budget balancing winter events, how manage the demands of a COVID unpredictable service area for four months and, as with the can we confidently take bookings and how can world and for our Borough businesses to skiplets in the village, was consistently popular. we best prepare for patronage over the next few survive and thrive, we need to continue to think months. outside the square and be competitive, creative From March until May we traded with a and flexible. We will give it our best shot. maximum of 25 patrons in doors (as opposed Valuing what we have, being realistic about to our capacity of forty five). We were therefore what we can do and accepting what we can’t We would like to sincerely say “thank you” to eagerly anticipating the foreshadowed are fundamental to staying afloat. Maximising all who have continued to support us and our announcement lifting space restrictions and opportunities as they present themselves hospitality colleagues during these challenging allowing us to trade at full capacity from May are also vitally important as critical business times and when everyone is doing it tough. 28. Then bang, lockdown again hit and we were survival tools. In our case, when not in lockdown only permitted 12 patrons indoors. Restrictions and with space restrictions in place, we now Trish Berry were eased and we were again allowed 25. At keep our reduced indoor numbers primarily Noble Rot Wine Store and Bar the time of writing this, we are in the second for meal service. This means we have limited Point Lonsdale week of the July lockdown serving takeaway space inside for drinks only. Consequently, only and, like everyone, not knowing what the we only serve drinks and nibbles outside coming weeks will bring. where patrons are exposed to the vagaries of HOME MAINTENANCE Massage Therapist Including • BATHROOMS Petrina Blair-Tierney • KITCHENS Remedial/Sports/Relaxation/TMJ Grant Rogers - Point Lonsdale Ph: 0429 380 317 PH: 0438 261954 Ct. Neuromuscular Therapy Dip.Ther.Mass/B.Ed. (Phys Ed) Health Fund Rebates Available POINT LONSDALE The Rip August 2021 Page 13

Climate Emergency POINT LONSDALE City of Greater Response Plan Geelong Update official launch and CIVIC ASSOCIATION NEWS Wadawurrung cultural By Mayor, Stephanie Asher heritage event By David Kenwood, President Draft Bellarine Statement of Planning Policy and 'We can do better!' By Isabelle Tolhurst Local Heritage Works. Queenscliffe Climate Emergency Response There are many ways to deliver constructive As a recently jabbed up resident (covid, flu feedback. To officially launch the Borough of and pneumonia) hoping for better times it’s Queenscliffe’s Climate Emergency Response encouraging to see a number of local initiatives Some swear by the ‘sandwich method’, Plan (CERP) and acknowledge the community beginning to unfold. Besides work on the new whereby you sandwich negative feedback and Council commitment to fostering deeper Cultural Hub and evolving Council strategies, (cheese and tomato) in praise (slices of bread). connection, understanding and respect for PLCA understands a new Point Lonsdale Wadawurrung culture and Country, we’re Defence and Maritime Precinct Project Control Others feel that approach can undermine running an event on the afternoon of Monday Group has met a number of times to consider: the positive feedback and that it’s better to 23 August, and you’re all invited! a draft Conservation Management Plan, RDV be specific, not make it personal and remain funding to begin work on re-cladding the P1 consistent. Pop this date in your diary as it will be a Huts, signage, indigenous sculpture and finally special one, including a cultural heritage session getting rid of the unsightly security fences. In the local government world in Victoria, delivered by Wadawurrung Elder Corrina Consultation with the Wadawurrung traditional one of the ways councils receive feedback Eccles. A few months ago, the Wadawurrung owners is also taking place. is through the annual Local Government Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation Community Satisfaction Survey. released paleert tjaara dja, the Wadawurrung For those who haven’t been involved Healthy Country Plan, a collective dream for a DELWP have now released their Draft Bellarine Coordinated by Local Government Victoria, healthier future for Wadawurrung people and Statement of Planning Policy (SPP), which community members of Greater Geelong get Country. This plan, like our CERP, considers is the third and final public consultation the chance to rate the City’s performance on the increasing impacts of climate change and phase of the Bellarine Distinctive Areas and core measures, as well as the importance and/ the actions we can take to mitigate and lessen Landscapes process. Similar processes have or performance of service areas. those impacts. been undertaken for the Macedon Ranges, Surf Coast and the Bass Coast. Community input This tool is incredibly insightful and detailed, This event is a chance to celebrate the is now open for the draft Bellarine SPP with complementing the emails, letters, calls, texts, Borough of Queenscliffe Council’s adoption of submissions required by 20 August. social media messages and face to face chats the community’s CERP and to build momentum that we receive from community members. towards achieving its targets, including Unlike the exhaustive Surf Coast process transitioning to a 100 per cent renewable it’s understood there will be no Hearings for I’m pleased to report that overall our rating electricity supply by 2025 and making the the Bellarine SPP, so the submissions process placed the City ahead of the state-wide average Borough a Zero-Carbon community by 2031. is very important. Based on maps provided in on 23 of 25 measures. In addition to Corrina’s session, there will also the Bellarine SPP it appears Point Lonsdale’s be an address from councillors and a showcase existing western town boundary and Ocean One standout was customer service which from local school students. Grove’s eastern boundary (Banks Road) will be was at its highest since 2013. maintained and the existing settlement break Date: Monday 23 August between the townships remains, which is good The rating for value for money in services Time: Gather from 1:30pm news. and infrastructure was positive as was the Location: To be confirmed sentiment regarding art centres and libraries, There is a COVID safe plan and weather A supporting consultant’s report entitled council’s response to COVID-19 ($16.9 million contingency underway, and any changes will Bellarine Peninsula Township Character worth of community and business initiatives) be communicated well ahead of time by QCAG Assessment by consultants Ethos Urban also and recreational facilities. and Council. All are welcome and encouraged makes interesting reading for Point Lonsdale to join this special event! and Queenscliff residents. But the community found the City can QCAG is committed to walking together with do better in categories like environmental Council, community and Wadawurrung people Meanwhile it’s very pleasing to see restoration sustainability and elderly support services. to deliver our shared objectives of protecting work being undertaken on the iconic Life Boat Planning for growth, parking and traffic and conserving the natural environment in the Shed at Queenscliff Pier, which is thought to management are also noted for improvement. face of the climate emergency. We look forward be one of just a few remaining structures in the to seeing you next month. world – possibly the last of its particular kind. This feedback reflects what councillors and Sign up to our mailing list at the City have already been working hard to for regular The program includes pylon work, improve. updates. restoration of the timber louvred windows and timber slipway doors. Many thanks to For instance, council recently committed THE RIP Keith Stowers for pursuing this important the organisation to 23 targets aimed at driving September edition project and providing updates. Much needed better environmental outcomes, as well as lifting deadline is Tuesday restoration work on historic buildings within our sustainability performance in community the Queenscliff Fort work is also progressing health, active travel and the economy. August 17 following some recent delays. These ambitious targets are in our At the time of writing work is well advanced Sustainability Action Plan and with these real- on the safety improvements in Ocean Road life initiatives underway, our rating in this area with a newly installed pedestrian crossing, will likely increase. path, and upgraded car parking area adjacent to Ganes Reserve. However, some residents are Without the community telling us where we less than impressed with the amount of concrete can improve, we risk blindly delivering services and signage associated with new 40 kph speed and programs that don’t meet community need. limits along this stretch of the road. So keep the emails, letters, calls, texts and Stay well and warm other messages coming and keep an eye out David Kenwood for the opportunity to participate in next year’s satisfaction survey – we need you! Please email: [email protected] or phone 5258 4131 for advertising enquiries The Rip August 2021 Page 14

LEGAL - SOLICITORS Queenscliff Grocer 5258 1857 WINDOW CLEANING IGA - Pt Lonsdale 5258 4911 Peter Boyle /Lawyer 5258 1084, 0402 282190 Labten 5258 1149 Eric Harvey - Queenscliff Village News 5258 1828 Bruce Arthur/Lawyer 52584847, 0402 133455 0448 721399 McManus Lawyers 93184188 All White Window Cleaning 0488 493984 REMOVALS & STORAGE Peter Macmillan Window Cleaning 0415 493302 MEDICAL - HEALTH - MASSAGE Drysdale Removals & Storage 0418 593 688 Bellarine Community Health Point Lonsdale 1800 007224 ROOFING Advertise your business in the Rip Trade Directory for Point Lonsdale Health & Wellbeing 52584633 J.R Chapman Roofing 0421962111 just $70 for 12 months Beck Gooderham Massage 0428 282921 FREE with any 12 month Day Spa Queenscliff 5258 4233 SEWING/REPAIRS advert listing Point Lonsdale Medical Group 5258 0888 Sewing repairs & alterations - Lisa 0431 401 010 Phone 5258 4131 or email [email protected] Myotherapist/Rememdial Massage - Lorna Lawson 0400 654719 SECURITY DOORS/FLYSCREENS Pardeys Pharmacy 5258 1817 Screens Direct 0419 507 484 Point Lonsdale Physiotherapy 5258 4633 Petrina Tierney Massage Therapist 0429 380 317 SIGN WRITING Sound Bath and Yoga 0431 110 085 All Signs Signwriting 0417 345 110 MOBILE PHONE REPAIRS SPA & ACCOMMODATION Bellarine Mobile Phone Repairs 0429 123756 Lon Retreat & Spa 5258 2990 PAINTERS 0404153825 SPORTING CLUBS 5258 1523 0438 717552 5258 1257 Lasting Impressions Painting Lonsdale Golf Club 5258 1150 & Restorations Point Lonsdale S.L.S.C. 5258 4588 Ricky Moore Point Lonsdale Bowls Club 0418 832 425 Q’Cliff Football/Netball Club 5258 1773 PLUMBERS 0422 688977-+ Q”Cliff/Lonsdale Yacht Club 5258 4588 INDEPENDENT 0418 524 268 Queenscliff Croquet Club 5258 3272 PROPERTY VALUERS Kat's Plumbing 0408 037 686 Queenscliff Sporting Club 5258 1773 Barry Golightly Plumbing 0418 386916 Point Lonsdale Tennis Club 5258 4344 MELBOURNE Annandale Plumbing 0418 509637 Queenscliff Bowling Club GEELONG AJM Plumbing Service 0455 363603 Queenscliff Golf Club BELLARINE PENINSULA TLR Plumbing 0418 100689 SURF COAST Grant Priddle SPORTS COACHING Mark Riley Plumbing We provide comprehensive Tennis Fanatics - coaching valuation advice and PICTURE FRAMING 0418 145028 reports for all purposes including: On the Point Picture Framing 0439 563355 THERMOMIX • Capital Gains Tax PLASTERING - RENDERING Thermomix consultant - Sue Warner 0488 053 099 • Superannuation • Family Law Plaster - Bryant 0405 252103 TILING • Internal Accounting Patrick McCarthy 0408 075330 Geelong Coastal Tiling and Transfer • Estate and Probate REAL ESTATE & Waterproofing 0419 487860 • Mortgage Valuations Brian Capp – Property Advocate 0418 500 483 TRAVEL - TOURISM - FERRY 69 Point Lonsdale Road Point Lonsdale VIC 3225 Fletchers 5258 2833 0418 314 760 Kerleys Coastal Real Estate 5258 4100 Travel With A Difference 5254 1279 [email protected] Campbell Potts Real Estate 5258 1579 Queenscliff Visitor Info centre 5258 4843 Neil Laws Advisory 0419 583633 Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service 5258 3244 Rob Hendrey FAPI CPV VET - ANIMAL HEALTH Independent Property Valuer 0418 314 760 Bellarine Animal Hospital Jeanette Ernst Licensed/Conveyancing 5258 4862 0407726260 WATER PUMPS & IRRIGATION RT Edgar 5258 1811 RETAIL - BUSINESS OUTLETS Just Water Solutions 5258 5193 0438763462 Farmfoods 52584744 Ocean Bar & Cafe 5258 2441 5258 1579 . [email protected] The Rip August 2021 Page 25

What makes our towns special - new report calls for zoning changes A new report examining development timber detailing and subdued natural The report recommended consideration opportunities and threats to Bellarine townships material palettes of existing built form,” it said. be given to minimum subdivision sizes in all has recommended a number of changes to local existing and proposed NRZ planning controls to protect the character of The “informal village character” of the town’s Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale - including southern residential area would be maintained, Schedules for the City of Greater Geelong the scrapping of the Borough of Queenscliff’s while development to the west of Fellows Road (CoGG) and BoQ. existing height restrictions. would integrate with its wetland landscape. “These areas have larger residential lots The Bellarine Peninsula Township Character According to the report, the Borough and therefore have increased potential for Report has been prepared by Ethos Urban of Queenscliff’s current planning controls subdivision,” it said. as a guiding document to the Victorian relating to height were in conflict with Government’s Bellarine Peninsula Distinctive Victorian Planning Provisions. To maintain Have your say on Areas and Landscapes (DAL) Project, currently the character of both Queenscliff and Point future development underway. Lonsdale it recommended areas currently zoned GRZ (General Residential) be re-zoned Locals are being asked to provide final It includes a ‘Preferred Character NRZ (Neighbourhood Residential). This would feedback on a landmark statement that will Statement’ for the region’s towns as well as increase current height restrictions from 8.5 guide decision-making over future development recommendations for protecting each from metres and two storeys to 9 metres. across the Bellarine. inappropriate development. Minimum subdivision sizes for areas with The Bellarine Peninsula’s draft Statement The preferred statement for Queenscliff is for larger residential blocks should be considered, of Planning Policy - incorporating a 50 year the town to maintain its intact heritage precincts along with additional character controls to vision for the region - is part of the Victorian and accommodate limited additional infill prevent inappropriate development. Government’s Bellarine Peninsula  Distinctive development. Area and Landscape (DAL) project. According to the statement, Queenscliff’s “Where future development occurs within Avenue of Honour should also be maintained It has been prepared by the Department the Queenscliff town centre, it will integrate as a “clear gateway to the Queenscliff Heritage of Environment, Land, Water and Planning with existing heritage structures and will ensure precinct.” (DELWP), in collaboration with Wadarrung that views to Swan Bay from Hesse Street are traditional owners, the Borough of Queenscliffe retained,” the report states. The preferred charter statement for Point and City of Greater Geelong. Lonsdale is for the town’s “informal coastal “Redevelopment within the town centre qualities” to be retained through development The project commenced in April 2019. The will avoid excessive site coverage and visually that is sympathetic to existing buildings, coastal current consultation, phase 3 of the engagement dominating built form responses, ensuring a vegetation and streetscapes. process, asks community to define aspirations seamless contribution to the existing rhythm of for the region. the heritage streetscape.” “Development within the town centre will respond to the fine grain, coastal character “This includes a 50 year vision statement, For Point Lonsdale, the Preferred Character consisting of pitched roofs, objectives and strategies to achieve the vision, Statement is for the town’s “informal coastal and a declared area framework,” a DELWP qualities” to be retained through development timber detailing and subdued natural statement said. “This is your opportunity to that is sympathetic to existing buildings, coastal material palettes of existing built form,” the have your say by offering suggestions about vegetation and streetscapes. statement said. how to best protect the Bellarine Peninsula for current and future generations.” “Development within the town centre will The “informal village character” of the town’s respond to the fine grain, coastal character southern residential area would be maintained, The finalised DAL will be a binding document consisting of pitched roofs, while development to the west of Fellows Road for councils and other agencies in development will integrate with its wetland landscape. decision making. Preferred Township Character Statements Submission close on Friday August 20. Details can be found on the Engage Victoria website. Queenscliff: Point Lonsdale: Queenscliff will maintain its intact heritage precincts Situated on a rocky outcrop at the south eastern end of consisting of a mix of historic building scales and types, the Bellarine Peninsula, the informal coastal qualities of varying from grand, free-standing hotels and landmark Point Lonsdale will be retained, with new development buildings to intimate single storey residential cottages and occurring at a scale that is sympathetic to existing the low scale Fishermans Flat. ‘The Narrows’ memorial built form, dominant coastal vegetation and informal avenue of Monterey Cypress Trees will remain as a clear streetscapes. New development will consist of infill in gateway to the Queenscliff Heritage precinct. Gently appropriate locations within areas surrounding the town undulating terrain and a consistent tree canopy will centre, as well as additional development within the continue to define the township, along with the expansive township boundary to the west of Fellows Road. views afforded to Port Philip Bay and Swan Bay from the Development within the town centre will respond to public realm and surrounding foreshore reserves. the fine grain, coastal character consisting of pitched The township will accommodate limited additional infill roofs,timber detailing and subdued natural material development. Where future development occurs within palettes of existing built form. Views to Victory Bight the Queenscliff town centre, it will integrate with existing from Point Lonsdale Road and other local landmarks heritage structures and will ensure that views to Swan will be retained. Development will also consider the Bay from Hesse Street are retained. Redevelopment relationship between built form and the foreshore within the town centre will avoid excessive site coverage interface, providing appropriate design responses. and visually dominating built form responses, ensuring The informal village character of Point Lonsdale’s a seamless contribution to the existing rhythm of the southern residential area, characterised by undulating heritage streetscape. dune topography and dense Moonah vegetation will Residential development will reflect the modest scale and be retained, with new development responding to the heritage qualities of existing dwellings, set within larger, existing low scale built form. New dwellings will be well vegetated lots with appropriate boundary setbacks nestled within larger, well vegetated lots with appropriate that provide space for canopy trees. Development on the boundary setbacks and featuring subdued materials edges of the township, within the settlement boundary, and muted colours. Development to the west of Fellows will integrate appropriately with sensitive natural Road will integrate with the landscape qualities of the interfaces including the Swan Bay Ramsar site and township including remnant vegetation and sensitive foreshore reserves. interfaces with Lake Victoria. The Rip August 2021 Page 26

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arts & culture Line-up takes shape for Sacred Edge Festival Organisers of Queenscliff’s annual Sacred Internationally-recognised climate scientist David Clair Bremmer will exhibit at Seaview Gallery this Edge Festival have announced it is “full steam Karoly will be part of next month's Sacred Edge month ahead” for next month's event. Festival Bring the outside in! Normally staged in May, the three- refugee advocate Jeanine Hourani. day Queenscliffe Uniting Church (QUC) “Sacrededge is our response to a sometimes Clair Bremner describes her highly decorative celebration of diversity – has been pushed back artwork to avoid missing a second straight year. harsh and fearful world. It is an opportunity to connect with people from diverse both a direct reflection of her surroundings This year’s theme is ‘Delving deep into backgrounds,” said Rev Lingham. “Rather and an imaginary world – “a secret garden that diversity.' than debate and argue about issues Q&A style, exists in my mind.” this unique festival listens to people from the “We are excited about the unique and edge… their stories, music, poetry. Her paintings employ colour, pattern and unfolding line up of musicians, story tellers repetition to to portray the layers of foliage and poets. Many of our booked artists for the “Our presenters, artists & performers come and vegetation that can be seen within the [cancelled] 2020 festival are available for the from a range of backgrounds – Indigenous, landscape. 2021 dates, but there are some new surprises as Refugee, LGBTIQ folk, Carers for the Earth well,” said spokesperson and QUC Reverend and Ocean. They are the voices from the edge “My artwork is inspired by nature and Ilike Kerrie Lingham. who are vulnerable and not normally heard,” to  focus on bringing the outside in,” Bremner said Rev. Lingham. said. “I feel [they] also serve as a reflection of Upwards of 30 presenters, artists and the beauty and complexity that nature provides. performers come from a range of backgrounds, Sacrededge will run from September 3-5. including indigenous, refugee and LGBTIQ. Booking details can be found online. “I like to capture the essence of a landscape, stylising it and making it my own.” The initial line up includes award winning writer, speaker and educator Joel McKerrow, An exhibition of Clair’s work will open at regarded as one of Australia’s most successful Seaview Gallery in August. Interedupte by the performance poets. recent COVID lockdown, the gallery has also extended a show of contemporary works by Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Zory McGrath. Rights Commissioner Ro Allen and CSIRO Chief Research Scientist and internationally recognised climate change expert David Karoly will be among keynote speakers. Others include Somalian-born refugee and multilingual writer Awale Ahmed, Indigenous musician Scott Darlow, environmental campaigner Claire Dunn, Australia’s leading klezmer violinist Ernie Gruner and leading SEPTEMBER 3-5 | QUEENSCLIFF | 2021 POINT LONSDALE FIRST NATIONS | REFUGEE | LGBTIQ Community EARTH & OCEAN | WELLBEING Market Divindgivdeespityinto One of the Bellarine’s biggest and most popular monthly markets INFORMATION & BOOKINGS 2nd Sunday of every Month 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Point Lonsdale Primary School, Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale Contact: 0417 037 970 The Rip August 2021 Page 28

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