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Ranger Ashley Reed at the Koala
Conservation Centre, conducting
a health check before this year’s
island-wide koala count, which
takes place every five years. How
many koalas live at the KCC (ques-
1. 24. 2. Pamela Rothfield. 3 . Between 500g-1kg. There are about 700 types of eucalypts in Australia,
and koalas feed on about 25. 4. 2010. 5. $58 million - The State Government will provide $48.2 million,
while the Phillip Island Nature Parks will contribute an additional $10 million. The scheduled open-
ing date is in the latter half of 2019. 6. The Phillip Island Health and Medical Hub, which will deliver
primary and community health services and accommodate visiting medical specialists. The hub will be
run by Bass Coast Health. 7. 60 – the Grand Opening Meeting was held at the island circuit on Satur-
day, December 15, 1956. 8. You Are My Sunshine Foundation - established as a not-for-profit charity
by Jude Donahoo in 2009 in memory of her granddaughter Kahlilla who was a neuroblastoma sufferer.
9. Answer: b – 150. 10. After World War II in the 1940s. 11. Early pioneer Georgianna McHaffie. 12.
The 150th anniversary of settlement. 13. 70th – the date marks the formation of the island’s entry
into the Wonthaggi and District Football League in 1946. 14. 1948 with about 60 couta boats. 15. C –
100 tonnes. 16. The 1875 Melbourne Cup. 17. 1928 – municipal government began on Phillip Island
in 1871. From 1876 the council sat at San Remo and for a time at Dalyston. In 1928, after the State
Government received numerous petitions, an Act of Parliament passed that Phillip Island was to have
its own shire council. 18. Magic Manor, which was opened in September. 19. 125th birthday. 20. The
Coramba, which wrecked on November 30, with all 17 crew members on board killed.
1. How many koalas are at the Koala
Conservation Centre, at last count?
2. Name the Bass Coast Shire mayor?
3. Koalas eat how many grams or kilos of
gum leaves a day?
4. Which year did the Isle of Wight Hotel
5. An upgrade to the Penguin Parade was
announced by Premier Daniel Andrews
in April - the largest injection ever of
state funds into island tourism. How
much is the upgrade worth?
6. A $7 million building is planned to
be built next year at 50–54 Church
Street, Cowes. What is the building?
7. How many years of racing was
celebrated this year at the Phillip
Island Grand Prix Circuit?
8. What island charity reached its
fundraising target of $1 million this
9. According to the Western Port Harbour
Master, roughly how many large ships
enter the bay each year?
10. Which decade was the Phillip Island
Coastal Discovery Camp established
at YCW beach at Smiths Beach?
11. Who is the woman depicted on this
year’s new mural on the St Philip’s
Church hall in Cowes, opposite the
12. What major celebration will take place
across Phillip Island in 2018?
13. The Phillip Island Football Netball
Club celebrated which birthday this
14. What year did the San Remo
Fisherman’s Co-operative start?
15. How many tonnes of chips does the
San Remo Fisherman’s Co-op sell
every year on average?
a. 10 tonnes b. 50 tonnes
c. 100 tonnes d. 200 tonnes
16. The Phillip Island race horse Wollomai
won which year’s Melbourne Cup?
17. Which year did the Shire of Phillip
18. A Maze ‘N Things created a new
attraction this year. What is it called?
19. The Rhyll Hall celebrated which
birthday this year?
20. Name the 50 metre cargo ship that
wrecked 82 years ago off the south
coast of Phillip Island?
Question 11 relates to the iden-
tity of the woman depicted on this
year’s new mural on the St Philip’s
Church hall in Cowes, opposite the
Coles supermarket. Do you know
who she is?
Do you know when the Phillip
Island Coastal Discovery Camp
established at Smiths Beach? See
When did the Isle of Wight burn
down (question 4)?
WONTHAGGI Library has
picked its Lego Club prize win-
ner for 2016.
One of the youngest club
members, Angus Wood, was
presented with a Three in One
Lego Set by branch manager,
“We are all thrilled that An-
gus won the prize this year,”
Lucy added that the Li-
brary’s Lego Club members
had all been fantastic this year,
making models of everything
from robots to bridges, and
spaceships to reindeer.
Angus was speechless about
winning the prize, but his
spokesman, brother Jaxon,
said that he believed that An-
gus, “felt fabulous”.
Other brother, Archer, him-
self a big Lego fan, said on An-
gus’s behalf that, “Lego rocks”.
The club will be resuming
activities on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 11 2017, at its usual time
of 4pm, when the first project
will be to build a robotic mum
During the school holidays
special Lego Mash-Ups facili-
tated by Brickz for Kidz will
also be held across the region
on the following dates:
• Wonthaggi Library, Janu-
ary 9 from 11am – 12.30pm
• Leongatha Library, Janu-
ary 10 from 11am – 12.30pm
These special Lego sessions
will have all kinds of themed
building options based on
Minecraft, Super Heroes, Star
Wars and Teenage Brick Tur-
Bookings are free, but essen-
tial and can be made via
au or by contacting your local
Lego Club 2016 prize-winner Angus Wood is pictured with brothers Jaxon and Archer.
Loving Lego at the library
YOUR input is welcomed on the proposed
plan to protect Grantville.
Department of Environment, Land, Wa-
ter and Planning (DELWP) Environmental
Planning manager for West Gippsland, Mick
Dortmans said this week that the Grantville
coastline is exposed to ongoing erosion that
continues to affect the foreshore, native veg-
etation, public access and the amenity of the
“We are seeking broad community feedback
on a draft Mangrove Re-establishment Plan
which has been developed to guide the reveg-
etation of the inter-tidal zone at Grantville,”
Mr Dortman said.
“Mangroves have been demonstrated to
provide effective protection in many coastal
environments around the world, and trials
are continuing to establish mangrove seed-
lings in Western Port.
“It is intended that the planting design will
allow continued access to the waters of West-
“Mangroves provide many benefits in the
Western Port environment. They are a sus-
tainable, cost-effective solution to provide
coastal stabilisation and deliver other ecolog-
ical benefits to the marine ecosystem.
“Mangroves were previously present in the
Grantville area but were over-harvested until
“A program of block planting with gaps is
being planned, to improve the protection of
the coastline while still allowing ongoing ac-
cess to the waters of Western Port from the
“The planting program is planned to occur
over the next three to four years.”
In the past, mangrove forests were extensive
along the Western Port foreshores, including
at Grantville, and provided a natural defence
against erosion of the coastline.
It is anticipated that the mangroves will
provide a long term sustainable solution to
coastal erosion in the Grantville area.
The draft plan has been developed follow-
ing consultation with representatives from
the Grantville Foreshore Committee of Man-
agement, Parks Victoria, the Western Port
Seagrass Partnership (WPSP) and DELWP.
To view the plan and complete a community
input form, go to www.haveyoursay.delwp.vic.
Community feedback will be open until
Tuesday, January 31.
Have your say about
Input is invited from the community on a proposed plan to re-establish mangroves
along the Grantville coastline.
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