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NEW LAND RELEASE –
LARGE LOTS UP TO 1100M2
Shearwater on the Island are pleased to release stage 8 allotments from
400m2 to 1154m2 with large street frontages.
Shear Indulgence. The newest land release at Shearwater on the Island offers a stunning sense of lifestyle, community and family.
Shearwater on the Island will incorporate 5 hectares of wetlands and village parklands, enjoy the dynamic combination of open space,
natural environment and access to local amenities.
With flexible allotments ranging in sizes the choice is yours. With only a limited number of lots to be released, this exclusive opportunity
is not to be missed.
Shearwater is located next to the Phillip Island Golf Club, walk to Silverleaves beach and a few minutes drive to Cowes retail precinct.
13 LOTS ALREADY SOLD
BE QUICK TO SECURE YOUR PIECE OF ISLAND LIFE
Contact your exclusive agents at:- Alex Scott and Staff
113A Thompson Avenue, Cowes, 3922
Phone: 5952 2633
PHILLIP Island Medical and Health Action
Group Inc (PIMHAG) is not-for-profit organi-
sation comprised of unpaid volunteers who
are committed to improving health care for
the people of Phillip Island and its environs.
In order to pressure key stakeholders
and lobby government for change, PIMHAG
needs quality information about the commu-
nity’s requirements and the costs, both per-
sonal and financial, sustained because of the
inadequate public services available.
PIMHAG is running a survey after Christ-
mas and into the New Year to gather this in-
The Phillip Island Medical and Health Re -
quirements Survey will be available from ta-
bles located in Cowes (at Coles supermarket,
IGA and outside the newsagency) from 10am
2pm each day on the 29th, 30th and 31st
December and January 6th and 7th. Make
a point of dropping by one of the tables and
completing the survey. It will soon be avail-
able online at www.pimhag.org.
Joining the organisation is another way to
support our work. Membership forms will
be available at the survey tables and also
online at www.pimhag.com. The cost is $5
to join and $2 annually due on the 1st July
each year. The greater our membership, the
more credible is our advocacy.
The closure of the Phillip Island (Warley)
Bush Nursing hospital in 2008 left major
gaps in health services on the island.
The most serious, and potentially life
threatening, is the lack of a 24/7 emergency
care facility/triage centre on the island.
Although two ambulances are stationed on
the island, they are often involved in trans-
porting patients to Wonthaggi or metropoli-
tan Melbourne, leaving islanders vulnerable
when they are away.
Wonthaggi hospital does not have the ca-
pability to treat many complex conditions
such as appendicitis, heart attack, stroke
etc requiring patients to go to metropolitan
Melbourne or Traralgon. This often comes at
considerable cost to residents.
Phillip Island has a unique situation.
It is Victoria’s number one tourist attrac-
tion, with 3.5 million tourists annually, yet
the tourist influx is not included in any
health planning. On average, the island pop -
ulation swells by 14,000 tourists each day.
Logically the population of the island should
not be considered as 10,000 but 24,000 .
Given such a significant increase in pop -
ulation, how can this not form part of any
With the expansion of the Penguin Parade,
the situation will only get worse!
There is only one road on and off the is-
At peak holiday periods this becomes
very congested and the road is sometimes
blocked by accidents
While PIMHAG members are all volunteers,
there are costs involved in undertaking this
work such as printing, advertising, develop-
ing the survey etc. To support our work, gold
coin donations will be accepted at the survey
tables. In the future, the group intends to
undertake fund raising to improve facilities
Volunteers are welcome and essential to
the success of various activities that are be-
Help us help you.
Complete the survey, join the group, volun-
teer and donate.
For more information visit www.pim-
hag.com, or our Facebook page or contact
Graeme on 0419 043 873
Please fill out health survey
Nick Martin and Hailey Roberts of Cape
Woolamai have welcomed a new baby
daughter Maddie Lily, who was born at
Bass Coast Health on December 28.
Maddie is a new sister for 18 month old
David Neely and Kelly Appelman, of
Cowes, are proud and excited to announce
the arrival of their first child, a beautiful
baby boy, Bryce John Neely. Born at the
Wonthaggi hospital on December 7, Bryce
is the third grandchild and first grandson
for John and Fay Neely and first grand-
child for John and Linda Appelman.
WHILE Phillip Island and San Remo didn’t
receive the same flooding rains as Melbourne
last Thursday, the heavy downpour nonethe-
less tested gutters and washed down roads
and footpaths. The Phillip Island Leisure
Centre gym in Cowes was one of the unlucky
ones when gutters couldn’t cope and an in-
ternal shower ran down walls and saturated
carpets. Staff spent the following days trying
to mop up the deluge.
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