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DI’S CORNER CHAT
DI’S CORNER CHAT
What does leisure time
mean to you?
According to the Collins dictionary leisure time means:
time when you are not working and you can relax and
do things that you enjoy. And leisure travel means
travel undertaken for pleasure, as opposed to business
travel. Often used to indicate a trip of seven days or
longer, regardless of its purpose.
How often do you take time to relax and or travel in
your busy world?
Have you thought of taking more leisure time? Today
our daily lives are very fast paced and we have very little
time for ourselves. My leisure time is spent playing golf,
walking my dog and traveling when I am able to. This is
a reason why I have set up a boutique tour business on
Phillip Island. Dianne's Venture Tours offers to the local
community and visitors some leisure activities in golf,
walking, cycling, tasting wine and food, visiting the
penguins, trips to shows and events in Melbourne and
overseas travel. So get on board and make the most of
your leisure time. “It's all about having fun and making
the most of every minute in our lives”.
Some very interesting information sourced from the
Australian Bureau of Statistics - Australians spend one
month a year watching TV. Australian adults spend on
average four hours per day doing sedentary leisure
activities such as watching television compared with
only half an hour of physical activity.
Dr Paul Jelfs, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics,
said the data reveals a tendency for high levels of
sedentary behaviour across the adult population.
Australian adults spent an average of 13 hours a week
watching TV. Men and women spend over two months
of each year on sedentary leisure activities (65 days for
men and 61 days for women per year). One in three
workers spent at least three-quarters of their time at
work sitting. Managers, professionals and
clerical/administrative workers spent an average of 22
to 23 hours per week sitting compared to less than four
hours for labourers. Working adults also averaged six
hours per week sitting for transport. Very interesting
As you can see we all need to exercise more and take
time to smell the roses. Dianne's Venture Tours is
offering a small group tour to North Vietnam, mainly
sightseeing, leaving on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 for 12
days. We would like about 4 more people. Bookings
close August 20. Have a think and come along and join
If you would like to hear more about our tours/trips
please contact Dianne.
Contact her on 5952 5480 or 0408 034 080
PHILLIP ISLAND 7 DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Candowie Reservoir water level as at July 27 % Full 69.3%
Current Vol (ML) 3,092
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From page 1.
“Council is also working with DELWP (Depart-
ment of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
to identify solutions and seek funding for longer-
term erosion protection works.”
Ms Griepsma said this includes seeking fund-
ing to replace additional groynes in the Cowes
In June she said the council was continuing to
seek funding to upgrade a 60 metre section of the
existing boulder rampart near Dunsmore Road.
“The risk of coastal erosion in this area is un-
changed,” she said.
“Council’s approach to coastal protection is to
provide and maintain structures that protect ex-
isting public infrastructure.
“In the Cowes East area, this public infrastruc-
ture includes Stradbroke Avenue, the Lovers
Walk pathway and pedestrian beach access infra-
structure (steps and ramps).
“Much of this infrastructure is protected by ex-
isting boulder and timber walls.”
In April mayor Jordan Crugnale said: “The area
of Cowes east continues to be monitored and fac-
tors such as the rate of erosion and financial re-
sources continue to determine decision making”.
Frustration growing at inaction on beach erosion
This photo was taken in 2015. Unmaintained groynes have broken
down, and foreshore erosion is escalating at a rapid rate.
Erosion along the Silverleaves beach last week shows the extend of
the storm damage when compared with the photo taken in the same
spot last year.
Committee ready for action
THE annual general meeting of the Cowes East Foreshore Erosion Action Group was
held on the weekend.
A new executive committee was elected.
Members, pictured from left, are Michael Janson, Pat Bowen, Leon Sweeney Peter
Thornborrow, Greg O’Callaghan, Val Ogier and Geoff Salmon. Absent from the photo are
Barry Gavin, Sally Church and Ken Bailey.
Inverloch beaches also hit
PHILLIP Island is not the only place suffer-
ing severe erosion as winter storms hit the
local coast line.
The Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Observation
Tower and associated infrastructure as well
as the beach access track was badly affected
last week after king tides and heavy swells
caused further erosion to the area.
Bass Coast Shire’s building surveyor and
a structural engineer assessed the structure
and surrounds last week.
Council spokesperson Deidre Griepsma
said that when consent was given by DEL-
WP and council for the observation tower to
be placed in its current location in October
2014, “this extent of erosion was not fore-
Fortunately, the tower was designed to be
removable, was craned in and bolted onto
concrete pylons, meaning if required, the
structure can be removed in the same man-
She said that council is seeking funding
from a DEWLP coastal risk grant program
to undertake works on the access track and
have the track reinstated for summer.
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