Welcome to the Shoreham Community web-site 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.
More information about the SCA can be found under the 'Community' menu here - including members of the committee, meeting dates and minutes of meetings.
Scroll down the page for our contact details.
Buruli Ulcer on the Mornington Peninsula
People have had concerns with the Buruli Ulcer on the Mornington Peninsula for several years. It first appeared on our side of Port Phillip Bay in 2012. The level of concern was raised significantly after an article, published in The Age of the 13th July, described plans for a study involving "fogging" and residual spraying of the Peninsula as an experiment to help determine whether mosquitoes are a vector for the spread of the disease. Other suspects are possums and contact with infected soil.
Fogging consists of an insect spray, misted from the back of a truck. Residual spraying settles on vegetation and can kill mosquitoes for weeks. Larviciding (killing mosquito larvae) is also proposed – by dropping methoprene blocks into waterways.
These measures raise environmental concerns – especially as the spray poisons also kill bees and fish. According to the Mornington Peninsula News (22/7/2019), Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, David Gill, wants the State Government to order a “full environmental impact assessment” before launching the Buruli study program.
This publication from the Health Department answers common questions about the study. You can also visit the department’s web-site here. This map, excerpted from the web-site, shows that Shoreham is not in a high-risk area:
However, we should not be complacent – The Age article implies that one foolish and cruel Blairgowrie resident has trapped 30 possums and released them in the Red Hill area…
For further information, a public meeting has been called at the Rye Community Hall 2.00pm - 4.00pm on Saturday, 10th August. We understand that Chris Brayne (State MP), Greg Hunt (Federal MP) and Gidja Walker (local conservationist and disease victim) have been invited to speak.
It’s controversial of course, but some researchers are calling for no-dog zones to replace on-leash areas in close proximity to native animals - such as our beaches where beach-nesting birds breed.
For further details, please click here for a link to a recent ABC article on the subject.
SCA Membership Renewals Due 30th June, 2019 for 2019/2020
It’s that time of year again ! - time to renew your Shoreham Community Association membership for 2019/2020 please.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has already renewed - give yourself a pat on the back - this message only applies to anyone still needing a memory jog!
Please send the completed Membership Application Form to the Secretary, Shoreham Community Association, PO BOX 73 Shoreham, Vic 3916.
Neighbourhood Character Study & Western Port Coastal Villages Strategy
The opportunity for you to have your say on Mornington Peninsula Council’s draft reports on these subjects closed on 7th July, 2019.
To learn more, please visit our Coastal Villages Strategy page.
The SCA has recently been advised by Council that the following projects have been included in the 2019/2020 adopted budget following much lobbying from the SCA:
Shoreham Coastal Village Drainage Plan ($50,000) - Project 1071
the Shoreham Common Placemaking Project, Stage 2. ($40,000) - Project 72.
For further information - please click here.
SCA Project Updates
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.