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Flinders Greg Hunt has an-
nounced that Australia Post has
decided to introduce a roadside
postal delivery service to resi-
dents in the Seagrove, Whyte-
sands, Justice Road Farm and
Shearwater estates in Cowes.
I had with several residents in
Cowes on this issue, I have been
liaising with Australia Post to
ensure roadside delivery is in-
troduced to these new estates,”
Mr Hunt said this week.
“Australia Post has confirmed
the expanded service will be in-
troduced without the need for a
postal ballot to be conducted.”
Mr Hunt said that he received
a letter from Australia Post last
week, stating that a recent re-
view of the Cowes area has iden-
tified that the number of resi-
dential properties has increased
to a level that now meets the
Australia Post criteria for intro-
ducing a delivery service.
Australia Post advised that it
has successfully secured a con-
tractor to provide a new street
delivery service to the new es-
tates via motorcycle five days
a week, and that this will com-
mence on December 4.
Residents will be contacted
advising them of the new ar-
them to take steps to install let-
Mr Hunt said the decision was
a fantastic example of what can
be achieved with collective com-
Residents Pamela Gill and Vi-
olet Pringle were at the forefront
in recent weeks, lobbying for a
“A roadside postal delivery
service is vital to ensuring resi-
dents remain connected with
their local community, ” Mr Hunt
He said an additional 800 resi-
dents living in the estates are
expected to benefit from the ex-
panded roadside delivery service.
RIGHT: Pamela Gill will be
able to use the letterbox she
was given last Christmas when
she moved into the Seagrove
Estate, after an announcement
this week that Australia Post
will commence a mail delivery
service there on December 4.
Mrs Gill has been battling of-
ficialdom all year to have mail
delivered into the Seagrove
Estate. The delivery will be
extended to include residents
in Whytesands, Justice Road
Farm and Shearwater estates
in Cowes as well.
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Forrest Caves plan knocked back
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Cr Kent said while he supported
small tourism businesses and the
applicants had made a strong case,
ultimately the location was inap-
“Often you hear ‘not in my back-
yard’ but I believe this is not the
case in this situation. I think the
community has come up with legit-
imate reasons why we should not
have it here,” Cr Kent said.
“It’s clear to me it’s the wrong lo-
“The community is not saying
Phillip Island doesn’t deserve an-
other car park, but it purely comes
down to this location.”
He said he agreed with objectors
concerned about flooding on the
land, that a caravan park would be
a visual impact on the landscape
and that traffic would be a danger.
“I have reservations about traf-
fic getting out on the Phillip Island
Road,” Cr Kent said.
“We all know it comes to a stand-
still there. It’s an 80km zone at the
moment and cars come over the
crest of the hill at that speed.
“I want to say to the applicant
please don’t give up on Phillip Is-
Cr Stephen Fullarton said local
residents recall that in the 1960s
and ‘70s there was a camp site on
the same land which was closed
“ because it was so dangerous”,
believed to be due to drownings at
“I’ve spoken to the Surf Life Sav-
ing Club and they certainly don’t
support it,” Cr Fullarton said.
He added that a neighbouring
farmer had planted 1400 trees
two years ago and they “were still
stumps, nothing is going to grow
there” – which meant proposed
vegetation screening would not be
Cr Michael Whelan said one of
the reasons he opposed the appli-
cation was that drainage problems
would be addressed by diverting
water to land opposite on Scenic
Estate, which would “compromise”
Cr Julian Brown said there were
few places on Phillip Island where
there is a break in the settlement.
“This is one of those places. It
would be a shame if settlement
went from Cape Woolamai all the
way through,” Cr Brown said.
Ken and Janice Rowlingson
asked councillors in the public
question time last week whether
they would consider the Phillip
Island Visitor Economy Strategy
in their consideration of the pro-
Shire planning officers said the
application should be refused be-
cause it was inconsistent with the
farming zone and significant land-
“The Bass Coast Planning
Scheme recognizes the importance
of tourism to the local economy,”
planning officers stated in the
“Planning must however ensure
that such development is well sited
with respect to surrounding servic-
es and natural attractions, is of an
appropriate scale, use and intensi-
ty relative to its location, and mini-
mizes impacts on the surrounding
natural visual, environmental and
THE Kilcunda beach was closed on Mon-
day, after a whale carcass washed up in
Authorities feared that its presence in-
creased the risk of sharks feeding near the
A statement released by the Department
of Environment, Land, Water and Plan-
ning (DELWP) advised people not to enter
the water, and issued the following infor-
* Stay informed and do not enter the wa-
ter at closed beaches
* If you see the shark or any immediate
danger, report the shark sighting by call-
ing triple zero (000) or notify lifesavers
immediately if you are at a patrolled beach
* Don’t swim in places where human or
animal waste enters the water
* Don’t remain in the water with bleed-
* Keep away from large schools of fish,
seals or other wildlife
Keep informed of the latest sighting in-
formation on the VicEmergency website
New mail delivery for Cowes estates
Public meeting on rehab centre plans
A PUBLIC meeting will be held
this Friday night to enable the com-
munity to hear first hand details
about the proposal to establish an
addiction rehabilitation facility in
the old Warley hospital building.
The meeting has been called by
the Phillip Island Medical and Hos-
pital Action Group.
A representative from the Had-
er Group, which has announced
plans to redevelop the old Warley
Hospital building at a cost of $1.5
million, for use as a non-acute pri-
vate adult addiction rehabilitation
facility, will address the meeting.
Community members will have
the opportunity to have any con-
cerns they may hold, addressed,
and questions answered.
The proposed clinic will treat
alcohol dependency, prescription
drug and illicit drug dependency,
as well as anxiety, depression and
The proposal includes establish-
ment of a medical centre that will
serve the broader community.
PIMHAG president Peter Paul
said that the public meeting is
about giving the community the op-
portunity to hear the facts.
“It is important that people get
the facts firsthand about this pro-
posal, and not rely on uninformed
and sometimes incorrect com-
He said PIMHAG had decided to
call a public meeting, as the pro-
posal falls under the umbrella of
health services on Phillip Island.
The public meeting will be held
on Friday, September 29 at 7pm,
in the Cowes Heritage Centre.
It’s Prostrate Cancer Month
SEPTEMBER is Prostrate Cancer Month and
all men in the community are being urged to see
their doctor for a health check.
The importance of this cannot be underes-
timated as alarming statistics show that over
20,000 men are diagnosed each year making
prostrate cancer the most common condition
for Australian men.
As a result, it causes the death of more than
3000 men each year; and has a higher rate of
deaths than that of women dying of breast can-
Prostrate cancer occurs when abnormal cells
develop in the prostrate. This is a small gland
that sits below the bladder near the rectum.
These cells then proceed to multiply in an un-
controlled way and can spread into other areas
of the body.
As the early stages of prostrate cancer usually
have no symptoms, it is important that men, es-
pecially over the age of 50, have regular check-
ups. These symptoms can include difficulties
in urinating or accompanied by a burning and
painful sensation, urinating more often and es-
pecially at night, blood in the urine or semen
and pain during ejaculation.
If any of these of symptoms occur or if you
have any concerns at all, make an appointment
to see your doctor.
It may be a life-saving decision.
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