Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : January 13, 2016 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 - PAGE 27
• $85k Base Salary + Car/Allowance + Super
• Full time role
• Immediate start
Quantum Energy Technologies Pty Ltd, a market leading Hot Water System
manufacturer; have an immediate requirement for Qualified Plumbers to join our
In this exciting role, you will be required to work throughout the Mornington
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valued customers. In some instances you will also be required to undertake
overnight all expenses paid travel assignments throughout the region.
Essential requirements of this position include:
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• Restricted Electrical Licence (Class 2 - Disconnect/Reconnect)
• White card
• A current Open Drivers’ Licence & good driving history
• High value on customer service excellence;
• Professional manner of both conduct & presentation;
• Great time management & communication skills;
• Desire to be a valued and contributing member of the team
• Commitment, strong work ethic, honesty & integrity ; and
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are comfortable with adapting to new surroundings and procedures; please send
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Banfields Aged Care is part of the family owned
Australian Aged Care Group which prides itself on
imagination and innovation in caring for the aged, with a
mission to excel in providing quality care services and
We are located at 192 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, a short
stroll into town for the local beach and shops.
Set amongst beautiful landscaped grounds, Banfields
Aged care is a 94 bed residential care facility which
provides an extensive range of services.
We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic
Receptionist / Administrator to provide reception and
administrative support to the Director of care, facility staff
and residents with a desire to add value to the role and
who is interested in a long term position.
Candidate must have experience in similar roles,
preferably in aged care.
The successful candidate will have:
l Excellent communication, interpersonal and
relationship building skills
l Task focused with an ability to time manage, prioritise
l Strong administration skills
l Ability to work well independently and in a team
l Well presented with a professional and friendly
l Current Police Check.
We are a non-smoking facility.
If you believe you have the qualities and skills we
are looking for please call the Director of Care,
Denise Hunt on 5951 2500 or forward
your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Monday, February 1, 2016.
PROOF WITH COSTING
The Visitor Centre is seeking a customer focused
applicant for this full time position.
Specific duties include:
! Customer service
! Merchandise sales
! Retail sales of Visitor Centre products
! Conduct guided circuit tours
! Café service
The successful applicant will possess the following
! Excellent customer service
! Retail experience
! Strong computer skills
! Ability to work un-supervised and part of a team
(Tuesday - Saturday)
GO KART ATTENDANT
(Tuesday - Saturday)
The Go Karts are seeking a full time Go Kart Attendant to
assist with the day to day operations of the Go Karts.
Specific duties include:
! Customer service
! Track marshalling
! Kart maintenance
! Venue maintenance and presentation
A positive and enthusiastic approach is essential along
with a strong work ethic. Excellent interpersonal skills
and the ability to work under pressure in a team
environment is required.
Please email your covering letter and resume to:
Applications close Monday, January 18, 2016.
Bass Coast Shire Council, 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi VIC 3995 | DX 34903
Wonthaggi | PO Box 118, Wonthaggi VIC 3995 | 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or
(03) 5671 2211 | email@example.com | www.basscoast.vic.gov.au
Corporate Planning and
• Diverse Corporate Planning role
• Permanent full time
• $86,721 - $96,934 plus super
Applications close on Sunday, 24 January, 2016
For more information go to basscoast.vic.gov.au or
contact us on the numbers below.
SAN Remo residents expressed their con-
cern over an application known as the ‘Trini-
ty Development’ that went before the Decem-
ber council meeting.
The development, for a hotel and golf
course on rural land at San Remo, was ap-
proved by councillors, to the consternation of
neighbours, who felt their concerns had not
The application included subdivision of the
120 hectare holding into three lots.
The issue was the subject of the follow-
ing questions put to council at the December
“It is disappointing that Trinity Develop-
ments have had the chance of a presentation
to Council to elaborate on the application,
when objectors get two questions at a council
meeting, with just four days’ notice, two weeks
before Christmas,” said one neighbour.
“This is an horrific, life-changing applica-
“It is also disappointing to note that the Na-
tional Trust have lodged an objection and this
has been misrepresented in the planner’s re-
port,” she added.
“Given that the development is for a hotel
and golf course and holiday villas of a magni-
tude size, why is there any need to subdivide
the land? The applicants have not advised why
the division is necessary and what the purpose
“The total size of the hotel and golf course for
tourism must require all the land.
“Would the councillors please confirm what
is actually proposed for lots two and three in
stage one and stage two? This is relevant to
“Trinity developments have had numerous
ongoing permits for this land since 1995.
“There has not been any construction com-
menced in 20 years. There has to be some
credibility,” the ratepayer stated.
“The original application was for a subdivi-
sion for 3 x 40 hectares lots, and Trinity De-
velopments presented a “Five Year plan” for
farming, the neighbour said.
“I objected on the grounds that it was unnec-
essary to subdivide for such a ‘farming plan’ to
be acted on.
“This application was ‘deferred’ and the
‘amended’ application this time is for a hotel
and a golf course.
“This time the request is for a subdivision for
92 hectares for a golf course, then 22 hectares
and six hectare lots. Trinity Developments in
the ‘amended application’ apparently state that
the farming land is now ‘too salty’ and is now
unsuitable for farming.
“I note that the cattle are still enjoying the
property and the snow pea crops sold well in
Melbourne a couple of years ago.
“The property at this stage is on an unmade
dirt track, has no available water connections
or town sewage and the most unsightly power
wires crossing the property for electricity.
“There is no infrastructure, as claimed by
the planners in their report.
“A subdivision for the hotel and golf course
and all the holiday villas is simply unnecessary
and unwarranted – given that the land is for
“Would council consider not allowing the
proposed subdivision until such time that the
applicants gives a clear, true and honest state-
ment on why subdivision is necessary and jus-
“Trinity Developments and the ongoing per-
mits have caused stress and trauma for the
surrounding land owners for twenty years.
“No construction has happened. They have
failed to act. The sensitivity of the area has
been respected by the surrounding land own-
ers. There has been no significance to tourism
in twenty years, and there is no infrastructure.
“At this stage there is also no traffic plan cur-
rent to 2015.”
Cr Crugnale advised that there is no identi-
fied use for lots 2 and 3.
She said the proposal before Council was
for a three-lot (staged) subdivision and use
of land for leisure and recreation facility (golf
course) and associated tourist accommoda-
A further planning permit will be required
after subdivision for the buildings and works
(development) for the leisure and recreation
facility and associated tourist accommodation.
Cr Crugnale said that the shire officer’s as-
sessment of the application does not consider
that the proposal will have an adverse effect on
San Remo resident John Carruthers pointed
out that the
Unity Pacific Property Portfolio as at De-
cember 31, 2014 lists the site as Rural/Future
“Does this concern the council that they
appear to have no interest or expertise in de-
veloping a golf course on this land?” Mr Car-
Cr Crugnale said that the report refers to the
future zoning of the land.
The land is currently zoned farming and
as identified in the San Remo Structure Plan
at Clause 21.10 of the Bass Coast Planning
Scheme part of the site has been identified as
being suitable for urban development subject
to demand the other section for Recreation
Heather Carruthers asked what actions
would Trinity be taking to preserve the ame-
nity of the area, and to preserve the already
fragile road servicing it?
She received a standard council response
that clearly did not answer the question asked.
Councillors approved the application, to
cries of “shame” and “what a disgrace” from
San Remo residents
query Trinity development
THE art of putting life
into words has always
played a large part in Janet
Janet grew up in a fam-
ily home in Kent (England)
that housed books of all
descriptions and reading
“My mother, father and
sister were all terrific read-
ers and there were always
heaps and heaps of books
around,” said Janet who
was 9 years o1d when her
family immigrated to Aus-
“My grandfather (a WW1
veteran) spent all his time
reading and he was the one
who introduced me to the
love of books,” she added.
One of her strongest
childhood memories is of
going to the 1ocal library on
a Saturday morning as the
special outing for the week.
This interest soon mani-
fested itself in stories, plays
and poems the two sisters
created at home in their
Janet’s love of literature
is now being shared and
offered to the local commu-
nity both in her role as a li-
brarian and as a member of
the Phillip Island VIEW club
(VIEW stands for Voice,
Interests and Education of
Women in support of The
Smith Family organisation).
Janet can be seen each
week conducting the Baby
Rhyme and Story Time
sessions in the library at
It is a fulfilment of her
love of books and in being
associated with young chi-
“As a mother I love being
around children and I can
use these sessions to find
out what young children’s
interests are,” she explains.
“It involves reading pic-
ture story books to them
and introducing them to
favourite nursery rhymes
and stories. I think it’s im-
portant that they have this
experience,” Janet said.
Janet has been able to
foster her interest in poetry
since she and her husband
moved to the island 14
She finds the natural
beauty and attraction of
Phillip Island a constant
source of inspiration and
“I love Phillip Island and
its seasons, images and
people always provide me
with inspiration and subject
matter,” she said.
“There is so much to
write about here. I’m never
short of ideas and images,”
she added, saying that she
has a note book at home
that she uses whenever she
Although she says that
poetry is not as popular
today as it once used to be,
Janet refers this medium to
express her thoughts and
“Poetry is very much who
connect the spiritual side of
life with the real world.”
While poetry is a personal
experience for her, Janet’s
poems can be found in
print in a diary book dis-
tributed through the VIEW
They form the basics of
this small book and con-
tain some of her favourite
poems ranging from “An Is-
land Spring” to “Something
Pink” and “Things Will Nev-
er Be the Same.”
This latter poem was
composed shortly after her
family home was burnt
down, and contains heart-
felt fee1ings, mixed with
Here is an extract of this
The tiny things that make
Are gone and we are all
Without reflection of our
Under eternal empty
We three survived, we
must be blessed,
We can get by without the
Poet and avid reader Janet Cram is pictured in an
environment she loves, surrounded by books at the
Phillip Island Library. Janet is holding a booklet of her
poems, The Garden Party, which is distributed by the
Phillip Island VIEW Club, of which she is a member.
Seeing life through verse
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