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?

Spring Clean at The Triangle (7th October)

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Peter Kelly reports that “We couldn't have picked a better day so the early rise was worth it. Hard to pull a big crowd on the Daylight Saving weekend but it was worthwhile with Gerard Cook from the Mornington Peninsula Shire giving us good advice on the progress of plantings and identification of weeds.

Gerard also pointed out signs of koala and echidna activity. Other highlights were:

  • The number of native orchids.

  • Natural repair of trees and shrubs that had been damaged during the extreme winds we experienced during winter and early spring.

  • The Shire plans to do some repair work on the existing path using mulch as well as a bridge over the creek which flows through The Triangle.

Peter encourages you all to come for a stroll through The Triangle to see the progress of the plantings which were done nearly 10 years ago in place of around 200 pine trees that had been planted on Shire land many years ago. He says “Bring a rug & picnic basket!”. Please be aware that we need to park outside the Shoreham CFA area - so please park in Byrnes Road and walk in.

Our thanks to all who came and participated!

Spring Community Dinner

As usual, the Shoreham Community Dinner on 22nd September was a marvellous success!

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Shoreham people are such amazing cooks! To get an idea, check out the dessert bar in our photo - taken just before the hungry attendees fully swooped! Lisa, the Spirit of Spring, was caught texting the Spirit of Summer to get over straight away before the goodies vanished - the only thing slowing that fate was the quality of the mains!

Congratulations Lee on organizing such a fabulous evening…

Open Air Burning Regulations - October 2018 only

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The Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade alerts us that Mornington Peninsula Shire's Open Air Burning Local Law regulates burning off outside of the Declared Fire Danger Period. As per previous years, restrictions will be eased during the month of October, 2018 to enable landowners on smaller properties to burn off for fire prevention purposes.

For October 2018 only, Open Air Burning is permitted on Fridays and Saturdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm on land less than 1,500 square metres, provided that:

  • No more than 1 cubic metre of vegetation is burnt at any one time

  • The fire is not within 10 metres of any neighbouring dwelling

  • The General Fire Safety Provisions are followed at all times.

Open Air Burning regulations for land more than 1,500 square metres and more than 40,000 square metres remain the same.

Please click here for the Shire’s flyer.

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.

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

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 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.
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.