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.
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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.
Shoreham Community Association Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Shoreham Community Association Incorporated will be held on Sunday 28th July 2019 at 11.00am at the Old School Hall, Byrnes Road, Shoreham. Please find the official notice here.
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.
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 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. We are quietly confident of success…
For further information - please click here.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 - Application Withdrawn
P18/2295 – an application for the ‘Use of land as a helicopter landing site and associated works’.
Objections were to be lodged by Thursday, 28th March.
People 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.
David Bergin, Director Planning and Building, MPS notified objectors on 23/5/2019 that the Applicant has withdrawn the planning application.
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’. 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.
Objections were to be lodged by Friday, 29th March. People 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. The SCA lodged an objection on behalf of members relating to the car-parking issues.
MPS convened an Objectors' Meeting to discuss the various issues in order to try to find an amicable way forward on Tuesday 25th June at 3.30pm in the Balnarring Hall. Primary issues discussed related to car parking and also increased use of Hilltop Court as an entrance/exit for staff. Hilltop Court is currently a quiet unmade street with little traffic movement. Safety concerns about the intersection of Nelson Street and Frankston-Flinders Road were also discussed. Unfortunately, a traffic engineer’s report covering the traffic and parking issues was not completed in time for the meeting. The applicant is currently considering changes that can be made to the application to address the concerns of the local community.
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.
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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
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