About us

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.

On our site you'll find information about Community 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?

Future Projects

  • The SCA has re-submitted our proposed 2019/2020 Mornington Peninsula Shire budget items (Drainage Plan and Placemaking ‘Shoreham Common’ Project, Stage 2) for presentation at the Section 223 meeting on May 8, 6:30pm at Rosebud.

  • Our people believe we got a reasonably good reception from councillors and the senior MPS staff. Mayor and local councillor, David Gill, provided some excellent questions to the MPS senior staff and we were pleased that they actually knew of our requirements and were supportive.

  • For further information - please click here.

Shoreham Easter Egg Discovery Tour

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  • This year’s Easter Egg Hunt at “The Triangle” was the usual success - very well attended on a beautiful Easter Sunday morning. This is its fourth year of operation and it has become a much anticipated event - especially in the calendar of our younger residents and visitors. Our picture shows some of the kids displaying their loot - or rapidly consuming it! One nice thing we noticed that some of the “big kids” were happy to share their eggs with some of the littlies who were not quite as fast off the mark.

  • Those who participated were able to follow the Easter Bunny’s trail along the new track in “The Triangle” and also to inspect the indigenous plantings there that are now maturing and doing quite well despite the prolonged dryness.

  • Our thanks to the organizers Barb, Peter and Lee - and also to the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade which made its grassed area available for the morning tea and Easter Egg audit.

Meeting Notes from Public Meeting at Shoreham now available

The Public Meeting on Saturday, 16th march 2019 was a successful, well-attended event.

  • Our Mayor and local councillor, David Gill, chaired a wide-ranging discussion and dealt with several vexed questions still in play as well as providing a great forum for other speakers from the Flinders District Historical Society and Shoreham Foreshore Committee.

  • Important topics covered in some detail were:

    • Development at 87 Byrnes Road, the future of the Post Office and old General Store site

    • shade for children playing in the playground on the Common

    • fire safety in relation to exiting from Marine Parade

    • dangerous intersections with Frankston-Flinders Road

    • party houses

    • parking: contentious - please see additional material here

    • banners/windbreaks around the tennis courts

    • CCTV video and audio surveillance system at the Post Office

    • Historical Signage at the Common

    • new dog regulations

    • amalgamation of the Foreshore Committees of Management - including Shoreham’s

    • rabbit plague

    • Shoreham House pop up café

    • Shire’s Heritage Study Review, which covers Shoreham, is planned for later 2019

    • with several other issues/events/plans touched on.

  • Detailed meeting notes are available here.

Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade Fund Raiser

  • During the response to the Punty Lane fire which started in late February, the Brigade noted that the use of Ultra Light Tankers (ULTs) from other brigades was invaluable.

  • The Brigade is hoping to acquire one as an additional resource with the usual generous assistance from the Shoreham community.

  • A ULT would assist in ensuring that there would always be a fire fighting appliance in Shoreham if the Brigade is called away to assist others. The cost of one of these will be approximately $170,000 dollars in 2020, the earliest possible build time.

The Brigade is therefore seeking the Community’s support with this fundraising:

  • Donations can be made directly to Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade: BSB 633000     A/c 121980783

  • Email details to Ralph at rgrundl@gmail.com for a Tax Deductible receipt .

Or donations can be made by cheque to:

  • Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade

  • PO Box 283, Shoreham 3916

Recent Planning Applications

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You may have seen the signs (above) - no, a helipad is not planned for Hilltop Close! SCA has become aware that there are TWO Planning Applications lodged with the Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS) which may impact the Shoreham community. Both applications appear to be generating a lot of interest:

1. Pt Leo Estate Helipad

  • P18/2295 – an application for the ‘Use of land as a helicopter landing site and associated works’.

  • Objections to be lodged by next Thursday - 28th March here.

  • Information can be found on the MPS website.

  • People have told us they are concerned about noise, visual impact, safety, setting a precedent for other restaurants, adverse impacts on shorebird nesting sites and the Ramsar wetland.

2. Shoreham House extension, Nelson Street

  • P18/2391 – an application to ‘Develop additions to the existing aged care facility (increasing the number of beds from 60 to 90), vegetation removal and associated works’.

  • Objections to be lodged by next Friday - 29th March.

  • More information can be found on the MPS website here.

  • With the 30 bed increase, 5 additional parking spaces are to be provided for the additional guests and staff. Of these, 4 parking spots are proposed to be accessed off Hilltop Close.

  • People have told us they are concerned about inadequate car parking, locating the car parks on Hilltop Close and exacerbating the existing problems with the intersection of Frankston-Flinders Road and Nelson Street.

Punty Lane Fire at Shoreham - 28/2/2019

The recent Punty Lane fire is regarded as one of the biggest fires the Brigade has confronted in the Shoreham district. Without the quick response and extensive resources applied to the fire, the incident had the potential to cause significant damage to the Shoreham and Flinders communities.

Rob Patrick from the local brigade has kindly provided us with a report that you can view here as a PDF file or read directly on the CFA Page.

The map below shows the Emergency Vic map as at 28/2/2019 at 2:45PM with watch and act alerts for Shoreham and Flinders.

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Everyone should visit http://emergency.vic.gov.au/ and/or listen to ABC 774 for updates.

The Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade recommends residents and visitors add the Vic Emergency Fire App to their mobile phones. This App provides information on warnings and Incidents.

We thank our local Brigade, their colleagues from elsewhere on the Peninsula and the fire-bombing crews for their prompt action in dealing with the emergency and protecting our lives, livelihoods, animals and towns.

The Brigade has commenced a campaign to raise funds for an Ultra Light Tanker:

As mentioned earlier, donations can be made directly to Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade: BSB 633000     Acc 121980783

Email details to a.wain@bigpond.net.au for a Tax Deductible receipt .

Or donations can be made by cheque to:

  • Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade

  • PO Box 258, Shoreham, Vic 3916

Mornington Peninsula Koala Project

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We’ve been asked to encourage the community to report koala sightings. The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network is currently working on a project proposal to address the dwindling number of koalas on the Peninsula.

To report a sighting on the the website ‘Bowerbird’ where you can report your sightings and add a photo (if you have taken one) is as follows:

  • Go to: http://www.bowerbird.org.au/

  • Register for the site.

  • Search for ‘Mornington Peninsula Koala Project’ under ‘Projects’

  • Click on the camera icon (‘sightings’) to add a new sighting.

  • Add in all the details you can including location and date. The scientific species name of koala is: Phascolarctos cinereus.

If you have trouble using the website, you can email Jacqui at: Jacqueline.salter@mornpen.vic.gov.au

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.

SCA Project Updates

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.