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?

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.

Post Office Development - we have a Café ! 

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RABLS café at the Post Office is now open for business! 

RABLS (Ron, Anthony, Bianca, Lynda and Sammy) is a family owned and run business currently serving coffee, cake and ice-cream to the Shoreham community and visitors.

Work on the remainder of the Post Office site project is still steadily progressing with the restaurant at the southern end taking shape.  The latest we've heard is that the official opening is planned for February.


Summer Events

 

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The following January events occurred recently :

  • Lionel Lauch was back leading two Guided Indigenous Cultural Walks & Talks with Didgeridoo meditation along the Shoreham foreshore/camp ground on Saturday, 13th January, 2018.  His walks were interesting and informative as usual on indigenous culture, bush tucker and medicines - including informal demonstrations of the digeridoo as a healing device upon willing participants!
  • Shoreham Tennis Club's annual Under The Tree event with art, music, food, friends, dancing and (of course) tennis returned on Sunday, 14th January.  As always, the event was a great afternoon. Those who attended would also have to agree the new common (without road) was brilliant. Such a great area now for the community - and more improvements to come. 

Please keep an eye on our Calendar for details of future events.


The Common 

The Common has been fully opened up - temporary fences protecting newly grassed areas have been removed - just in time for Christmas!

We’re making The Common safer !

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!


Working Bee 25/11 - Howard Street Walking Track

  • A big thank you to Kathryn, John, Jan, Simon, Chris, Warwick and Therese, Lisa and Gary, George and Sue, Kate and Andrew and to Sue Ward of Nature LInks who kindly gave up part of her Saturday to help us establish formerly the ‘Friends of Shoreham Bushland Group.’  Also to Karen and to Rob who were a bit late due to other commitments - but it's the thought that counts!  Our apologies if we missed anyone!
  • Whist it was a hot day, everyone worked hard cutting back and treating the blackberries, ivy and other intruders.
  • The highlight was discovering a beautiful fern gully that had been smothered over with blackberries.
  • There of course is more to do - so with Shire Council’s assistance, we will have four working bees next year with intermittent weeding in between.
  • A special thank you to Simon for brush-cutting the day before. People can walk down the track with less worry of snakes and enjoy the new vista.
  • It's nearly time for the blackberries to be revisited!

Protecting the Buxton Open Air Chapel

On the 11th July, 2017, the Mornington Peninsula Shire published a Notice of Intention to Sell Land - part of Buxton Reserve on which the Buxton Chapel sits. We had until 11th August to make submissions concerning the proposed sale. 

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Open Air Chapel listed on the Victorian War Heritage Inventory

The Cyril Young Memorial Chapel is now listed on the Victorian War Heritage Inventory.  Please see Heritage, Victoria's web-site for further information.

For further information on the Chapel, please visit: http://shoreham.vic.au/strategic-planning/#BuxtonChapel .

Young Family Web-site

The Young family has created a web-site in honour of their relatives which contains further information about Cyril and Ivan Young's war service and also interesting photos and stories about Camp Buxton in particular.  Please click here to visit it.

Changes to Dog Access to Foreshore and Beaches

The Shoreham Foreshore Committee has decided that dogs will be banned from the camping reserve from Sunday, 1st October.

Dogs are allowed access to the beach from the Beach, Cliff and Seychelles Road tracks as well as from the Viewbank and Nelson Streets’ entrance tracks.  

From Sunday, 1st October 2017 to Sunday, 1st April 2018, dogs will be allowed on the beaches from 7:00PM to 9:00AM on a lead.  They will be prohibited from 9:00AM to 7:00PM.

Dog owners should note too that fox baits have recently been laid in the foreshore area.

SCA Project Updates

Work is well underway on the pathway along the eastern side of The Common.  Soil has been laid in the new lawn area adjacent the Old School Hall and the children’s playground. For further information on the Placemaking and other projects - please visit the SCA 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.