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Queenscliff & Point Lonsdale – Your community, your voice

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Harbour plan approved

Photo: Rodney Nicholson

Monday, April 04, 2005

No thanks, Stockland!

Deputy Premier John Thwaites attended the public meeting

Borough news

The politics of portaloos

OVER the past nine years Queenscliffe Borough has paid a total of $12,400 rent on a makeshift toilet in the Oceanview carpark in Queenscliff.

Discussions are one thing, but decisions are another.

In other words don’t hold your breath, and if you’re heading to Ocean View you’d better recall to go before you go.

THE Department of Sustainability and Environment intends to reject an application to install fresh playground equipment in the foreshore park opposite the shops in Point Lonsdale.

THE Borough of Queenscliffe deferred making a decision on the $20 million harbour redevelopment proposal not once, but twice last month, while it waits for further accomplished advice on key aspects of the controversial plan.

Gold medallist leads local clinic

OLYMPIC beach volleyballer Kerri Pottharst passed on her abilities to the freshly formed Queenscliff Beach Volleyball Club at a clinic by Queenscliff Pier last month.

The Queenscliff Beach Volleyball club, part of the Queenscliff Sports Club, fundraised to pay for Ms Pottharst’s airfare to Melbourne to run the clinic.

Queenscliff seafood festival

DESPITE cool weather a good-sized crowd at the annual Queenscliff Seafood Festival helped raise $83,205 for the Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.

Co-ordinator: “Where’s the barbeque?”

Café Holder: “I told you, it’s in the shed.”

Co-ordinator: “It’s not in the shed, I looked.”

Café Possessor: “Is there a pool in the backyard?”

Café Holder: “Mate, you’re in the wrong house.”

What’s on in April

Rockpool Ramble (all ages) Barwon Goes or Pt Lonsdale. Sucking feet, stinging tentacles and a seaweed glaze to hide – uncover the mysteries of the

nosey creatures that make the rockpools their home. Wear footwear that can get moist, sunscreen and a hat.

***Cost: free – sponsored by Parks Victoria.

Mudflat Meander (all ages) Detect the secrets of the mud! Come and help search for crabs, worms, banjo sharks and birds on an exploration of Swan Bay. Wear gumboots or old boots, a hat and sunscreen. ***Cost: free – sponsored by Parks Victoria.

Marine Biology Cruise (Five years and over) Have you ever wondered what lives at the bottom of Port Phillip Bay? Detect the creatures that inhabit the bottom of the bay and observe the beauty of the Australasian Gannets and Australian Wool Seals. Please wear a hat, sunscreen and warm decorate. Cost $25 per person.

Canoe Explorers (8 years and over)

Learn the basics of canoeing while discovering some of the wonders of Swan Bay. This is a fantastic journey for those wishing to explore the tranquil setting and plants and animals of Swan

Bay. Wear, a hat, sunscreen and boots that can get moist. An adult must accompany children under 12.

Cost: $20 per person.

Canoe Secret Lagoon (12 years and over) A spanking paddle for the more experienced to explore the secret lagoons of Queenscliff, and uncover the beach washed treasures on Sand Island. Wear a hat, sunscreen and footwear that can get moist. Cost $30 per person.

Shore Snorkel (8 years and over) Pt Lonsdale or Queenscliff. Learn basic snorkel abilities and explore the underwater home of our marine plants and animals. All equipment provided.

An adult must accompany children under 12. Cost $20 per person.

Children’s Craft Activities (Five years and over) Fish Socks Puffer fish, leatherjacket, old wifey or wrasse. Choose a fish and create your own colourful fish kite to fly at the beach or dangle in your home.

Beach Bags & Coastal Coverups (These are separate activities on separate days) Create your own underwater design or draw your favourite marine creature on a bag for the beach or an apron for those messy activities.

Weedy Windows. Make an undersea scene utter of seaweed and fish to decorate your window at home.

Sea Shirts. Seastar, fish or entire rockpool – create your own marine scene that you can wear. A white tshirt (size ten & twelve only) is supplied. Please tell us your child’s size at the time of booking.

Coastal Candles. Rockpool, deep sea or beach choose a habitat and decorate a candle, which will look superb in your home.

Please wear old clothes or a smock for all activities.

Cost: $Ten.00 per child – craft pass $50.00 (6 crafts) All booked activities include free entry to the centre. Marine Discovery Centre Entry:

Adults $8 Children $Five Family $25 Conc $Five No booking required

Athelstane House, four Hobson Street, Queenscliff

Friday April 29th – 11.30am for 12noon

To meet and discuss all matters literary with authors: Pauline Luke (Amber Pash on Pink>, Julie Capaldo (Love Takes you Home, Weather>, Margaret Geddes (Remembering Weary, Remembering Don Bradman & Blood Sweat and Tears – Australians at War)

Cost: $20.00 per person (includes light lunch and coffee) RSVP by Tuesday 19th April. Register and pay at ‘The Bookshop at Queenscliff’ Four/44 Hesse Street, Tel: five thousand two hundred fifty eight 2422 or email: [email protected]

Walks commence at 2pm at the Visitor Centre at fifty five Hesse Street, Queenscliff. Bookings essential, Ph five thousand two hundred fifty eight 4843. Groups any time by appointment.

Tillsammans = Together 2000. April 20, 7.30 pm at Seaview House, Queenscliff.

This comedy is set in Stockholm in one thousand nine hundred seventy five when Elizabeth and her two children leave her abusive hubby and go to live at her brother’s commune, a hotbed of political thought, feminist ideals and sexual freedom.

DIR: Lukas Moodysson

CAST: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nygyist

The applicants are requested to comeback their forms by the end of March but artists will be accepted until the end of April.

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