About us

Welcome to the Shoreham Community website which has been created to give the community a voice and to facilitate communication. It's a place to share ideas, information, skills, resources - a place to find out what's going on in the community - clubs, societies, special interest groups, events, anything that Shoreham residents and visitors might enjoy or find of interest. 

It is an initiative of the Shoreham Community Association Inc. (SCA), managed by SCA volunteers with all cost burdens being met by SCA membership fees. We are keen to create an active and informed community. Find out how you can become a member here. Your support is important.

On our site you'll find information about SCA Projects, upcoming community events on the Community Noticeboard and more.  Details for local events are found on the Calendar page.

Scroll down the page for our contact details.


What's new?

Post Office Complex - 4 holiday units ready to rent together

On the 7th December, 2018, the Shire gave approval for a permit, allowing the development to go ahead –

  • for a 40 seat café, 3 shops, 4 holiday units and the Post Office

  • subject to completion of the landscaping in accordance with the endorsed plans and to a parking condition.

The temporary fencing around the development site has now been removed and the developer is advertising the complex with immediate availability - on Stayz:

and also on Airbnb:

“87 on Byrnes” is advertised as luxury retreat accommodation, sleeping 16 guests – “perfect for extended family, groups of friends or ideal for corporate business retreats.” The holiday units are not being advertised as being available individually.

The Shire is fully aware of the advertising and will monitor the use. If an application for change of use is made at any time we will keep you fully informed.

For information contact: Sue Boggan: 0404 180 957 or Peter Renkin: 0448 319 719 (Task Force/Shoreham Community Association)

More information is available here.

Annual Community BBQ

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The much-anticipated annual Christmas BBQ hosted by the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade for permanent and holiday residents is set for Saturday 22nd December commencing at 6.00pm for a 7:00pm start. Please see our Calendar for further details.

Summer Community Dinner

If you are looking for details of our Summer Community Dinner previously planned for 1st December, it has been postponed until January.

Simply too many of us could not come due to the calendar conflicts that are so common in the lead up to Christmas and New Year.

We’ll let you know as soon as the new date is firmed up. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Remembrance Day at Shoreham

The Remembrance Day function at Shoreham on 11/11/2018 went very well. It was well attended with interesting displays and an engaging speech from Bill Clancy who focussed on some of the local families who sent their sons to the Great War.


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Fire Season 2018/2019 - Key Messages

Shoreham is a "high risk bushfire area"…

  • The Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade has kindly provided key messages to us all in advance of the 2018/2019 fire season.

  • Please click here for a link to the CFA page where they are prominently featured or download this PDF document.

  • Information on what's happening can be obtained in Shoreham with regard to "preparing for fire season" as follows:

    • The Shire's brochure is available in the PO,

    • The CFA's education trailer at the Shoreham Community BBQ

    • You can talk to firefighters at the fire station 9-10 on Sundays.



Apart from our latest project news below, please also take a look at our Calendar for upcoming events and at our Community Noticeboard for the latest community announcements.

 

Protecting the Buxton Open Air Chapel

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  • In great news for the community, Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, 13th February to rescind the sale of part of Buxton Reserve on which the Buxton Chapel, dedicated to Cyril and Ivan Young sits. Instead, it will acquire the small portion of the chapel in private hands.

  • At a public meeting held on 14th April, it was resolved that a ‘Friends’ of the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel group be formed.

  • The first meeting of the Working Group was conducted on Saturday, 12th May. Excellent progress is being made. There was good representation from the Young family, the YMCA, the SCA and the broader community and general agreement on general aims and directions. The Historical Society could not be represented but there have already been exchanges of information between the Society and the other parties. Two of the local residents were former campers at Camp Buxton.

  • At a Public Meeting on Saturday, August 4th, the Friends Working Group agreed to formalise the association of friends and the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel Association has since been incorporated and office-bearers have been appointed.

  • For further information, please visit the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel web page or contact the President Bill Genat on 5989 8179; bgenat@unimelb.edu.au


SCA Project Updates

  • For further information on the Historical Signage and other projects - please visit our relevant Projects Page.

Planning Changes

  • Recent State and Local government planning changes have become rather a hot topic with impacts possible on our Village Character and the Green Wedges. For the details, please click here.


Contact us

Give us feedback, make suggestions, promote local events and activities, and share information about the local area.
Emailshorehamcommunity@gmail.com
Mail: The Secretary, Shoreham Community Association Inc., PO Box 73, Shoreham VIC 3916
Telephone: Alan Fisher, SCA President, Mobile: 0467 776 854  or Kathryn Shain, Secretary, Mobile: 0457 203 630
Website: To contribute to content or to give feedback on the website please contact the Website Administrator via email.