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138 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento 3943 7 days 10 – 5. ___________________________
410 Browns Road
2825 Point Nepean Rd Blairgowrie, VIC, 3942
66 Ocean Beach Road
State government sees a Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow at Point Nepean National Park.
The Victorian government has introduced sweeping changes to Victoria’s national parks allowing for 99-year private leases.
The commercial real estate section of a recent Saturday Age carried an advertisement from real estate agents Jones Lang LaSalle to lease the Quarantine Station. The government has also asked for expressions of interest for private development of the 17-hectare site.
Click on link below for the latest information released by the Victorian Government
A personal invitation to attend the Mornington Peninsula Shire
SUSTAINABLE RURAL LAND EXPO
Saturday 24 August from 8:30am until 3:30pm, in Hastings.
|THE EXPO features a range of Rural and Agricultural presenters and exhibitor displays with a focus on soil, water quality, land management and productive land use. GUEST SPEAKER:|
|INFORMATION AND DISPLAYS include Fire Ready, Farm Waste, Landcare on the Peninsula, The Briars Eco House services and tours, Western Port BioSphere, Dolphin Research Institute, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Agricultural Industry groups such as the Victorian Farmers Federation, and helpful information on local social media for the Rural Landholder and Agriculture and much more.The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s ‘Water Sensitive Rural Land’ program is pleased to personally invite you to attend the Sustainable Rural Land Expo, which will be held indoors, so that you can come along and enjoy a warm day out.
To celebrate the EXPO, there are 24 FARM Education grants* available to the rural landholders in the Main Creek or Watson creek catchments, that complete an Expression of Interest at the time of EXPO registration. The grants vary depending on the FARM educational courses that you are interested in, provided by either DEPI or TAFE. If you are a Rural Landholder in the Main Creek or Watson creek catchments you are eligible to submit an Expression of Interest to receive a grant for onsite works or training to manage your rural property and water quality management, funded by the Water Sensitive Rural Land program. See Lisa on the day, or e-mail to ask further questions.
EXPO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED* as numbers are strictly limited. Entry is $10.00 per person for catering and printed handouts. To register, please contact me before Tues 20 Aug 2013 on 0418 394 285, email email@example.com or visit www.mornpen.vic.gov.au
*Lisa Brassington | Officer, Water Sensitive Rural Land |Mornington Peninsula Shire | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 1300 850 600 | M: 0418394285
List of Speakers
EXPO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED* as numbers are strictly limited.
Rural Business Officer
Economic Development Unit
Mornington Peninsula Shire
NCG Ramblers – Walk along Ocean Beach Blairgowrie 9th June 10:00am
Meet at the St. John’s Wood Carpark (Ocean End) Melways Map 166 D4
Point Nepean National Park and Quarantine Station Master Plan IMPORTANT DATE FOR PUBLIC MEETING 10am – 2pm Saturday 4 May 2013
Release of the Point Nepean National Park and Quarantine Station Master Plan
IMPORTANT MEETING DATE: 10am – 2pm Saturday 4 May 2013 @ Badcoe Hall
DSE et al is holding a meeting/info. session about the proposed changes to the Quarantine Station @Badcoe Hall from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 4 May 2013.
The master plan is being released as part of the announcement of the State Government’s intention to run a commercial Expression of Interest, to seek private sector investment in development of the historic Quarantine Station precinct.
Please go to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/)
to view the Point Nepean National Park and Quarantine Station Master Plan
and Point Nepean Quarantine Station: SUSTAINABLE USE AND TOURISM FRAMEWORK
Be involved in Deakin University’s research about place:
Deakin University, in partnership with Planisphere (planning and urban design consultancy) and several local community groups, is undertaking research in Sorrento and Queenscliff about what people value in these towns and how changes to the built and natural environment might affect these values. This is an Australian Research Council Linkage project intended to encourage place-sensitive sustainable planning and development in coastal towns.
We’ll be holding a focus group for residents by age group:
Saturday 20th April
51-65 YEARS 10:00am-11:30am
36-50 YEARS Midday-1:30pm
18-35 YEARS 2:00-3:30pm
Sorrento Community Centre, 860/868 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento
Please RSVP to Fiona by Wed 18/4/13
Fiona Gray Email: email@example.com Mobile: 0448 760 062
SIGN THE PETITION BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW
The Tootgarook Swamp is the largest example left of an Shallow freshwater marsh in the Port Philip bay region, at 381 hectares it is worthy of international Ramsar protection. Much of the Tootgarook swamp is inappropriately zoned as residential, and industrial with only half of it inside the green wedge. Currently approximately 80 hectares is marked with present development proposals totalling almost a quarter of the entire swamp. There are only 4% of total wetlands left in Victoria that are greater than 100 hectares. Of the original wetlands in the state we have already lost over 37% in the last 200 years. Of the 100% of shallow fresh water marshes in Victoria, 60% has been destroyed. It has high cultural significance for the Bunurong / Boonerwrung people of the Kulin nation, as well as high scientific value as pointed out by Sir Frederick Chapman in 1919, Australia’s first nationally appointed palaeontologist and world authority in the field of ostracods (a type of small crustacean), and close companion and co-worker with Sir Douglas Mawson. Sir Chapman personally visited and studied within Tootgarook Swamp where he catalogued numerous fossils and ostropod species not seen anywhere else but in Tasmania showing a link of a land bridge between the two states.
Spray Point Conservation Group Committee, November 2012.
From left: Denice Jones, Peter McNabb, David Jones, Wes Gault, Amanda Stuart, Gojko Raseta and Renate Howe.
Absent Graham Pratt and Susan Morgan.
For the latest Spray Point Newsletter click on the link below