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.
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Pine Grove Reserve Upgrade Proposal From Mornington Peninsula Shire
Pine Grove Reserve is situated at 5 -17 Pine Grove which runs between Nelson Street and Myers Drive, Shoreham.
Mornington Peninsular Shire (MPS) “Playspace Strategy (2015-2020)” has allocated $80k in its 2018/2019 budget for the redevelopment of the Pine Grove equipment and surrounding parklands of approximately 1 acre – which includes a small corner of bushland.
In the same budget, MPS has also allocated $23k to further develop the playground on the Shoreham Common in Byrnes Road. The Shoreham Community Association (SCA) has not lobbied for either of these upgrades. However, we are supportive of the overall MPS initiative to upgrade playgrounds across the Shire and are thankful that Shoreham has been included.
The SCA has been asked to encourage community responses to the Pine Grove playground upgrade. In particular:
Features of the current playground that you like or don’t like
Features of other playgrounds or pieces of equipment that you would like to see
Are there any specific ways that you would like the reserve developed ?
Please visit the MPS web page to respond. Community consultation closes at 5pm on Friday, 14th September.
The SCA made submissions to MPS for the 2018/2019 budget for :
Placemaking - the Shoreham Common, Stage 2;
A comprehensive Drainage Plan and upgrades for Shoreham; and
Parking Enhancements around the old school hall, tennis courts and new commercial development at the Post Office.
We were successful in getting $50k for the parking enhancements but unfortunately did not get funding for the other two – however we will continue lobbying for these in the future.
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting was a very enjoyable event on Sunday 15th July. We were lucky with the weather - a good crowd enjoyed Allan Cowley's interesting presentation on proposed changes to Green Wedge planning - followed by a convivial sausage sizzle. Allan is the Council's Manager, Strategic Projects. The draft Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge Management Plan 2018 was on public exhibition and submissions closed on 3 August 2018. The SCA’s Planning Subcommittee made a submission.
Please click here for a fuller report on the AGM.
Our thanks to the local CFA brigade for the loan of the BBQ, Balnarring Village Meats for the sausages, the Red Hill Baker for the bread and the Kelly Gang for the cooking and salads.
The Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos are back in town - as Sue's snap shows! At Shoreham, we sometimes see flocks of up to 20 birds.
These endangered cockatoos are seasonal visitors and feed on seeds and grubs. They are one of Australia's largest cockatoos and have a strong beak for gouging wood to a depth of several centimetres to find grubs.
As their name suggests, they have large pale yellow panels in their tails. They also have a yellow spot on what bird-people call their "ear coverts". The females have a bright yellow spot - the males have a dull yellow version. Other differences between adult sexes are that the females have a pale grey eye-ring (the males' are pink) and the females have a grey-white upper bill (the males' are grey-black).
Protecting the Buxton Open Air Chapel
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.
The Common - We’re making The Common safer - and much greener!
The COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY on the Common on Saturday, 21st April 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM was a great success with a second community working bee completing plantings along the new track adjacent the eastern boundary.
In association with the Mornington Peninsula Shire, we’re striving to make our park safer for children and passive recreation. So…
No Driving or Parking on the Shoreham Village Common please !
The Shoreham Tennis Club area is not affected.
Please park on the Byrnes Road shoulder.
Thank you for respecting the new works and the wishes of our community.
This will also let our new plantings get going too!
SCA Project Updates
For further information on the Placemaking and other projects - please visit the SCA Projects page.
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.
Give us feedback, make suggestions, promote local events and activities, and share information about the local area.
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.