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.

Working Bee - Howard Street Walking Track

  • A working bee has been planned for the Howard Street walking track on Saturday, 25th November 9.30 - 12.30pm.
  • The track is a well used means of access through to the Shoreham village.  
  • The intention is to tidy up the track and commence regeneration work.   MPS staff will be assisting and also providing tools. 
  • Morning tea will be provided!

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. 

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Section 223 Committee Hearing

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Section 223 Committee Hearing

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council notified objectors that it was to convene a Committee to consider submissions and to hear from those who requested to do so verbally. This is called a Section 223 Committee. The Chapel item was listed for a Section 223 Committee Meeting on Monday 23rd October commencing at 6:30PM at the Council Chambers - 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud.

  • The meeting was open to the public and quite a few people, particularly from the Young family, came to witness the hearing.
  • Ten interesting and sometimes passionate submissions were heard by the Committee including one from the SCA.  Nine of the submissions opposed the sale.
  • All submitters appeared to be in favour of the site being respectfully maintained going into the future.  Several raised or supported the concept of a "Friends" group being established to that end.
  • We now await the findings of the Committee in due course.

For further details on the Chapel, please click here

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.
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.