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.
More information about the SCA can be found under the 'Community' menu here - including members of the committee, meeting dates and minutes of meetings.
Scroll down the page for our contact details.
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
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.
Pop-up Café at Shoreham House
A café is going to pop-up at Shoreham House! This is a community initiative that deserves your support. Here are the details:
Public Meeting at Shoreham
The Public Meeting on Saturday (16/3) was a successful, well-attended event.
Our Mayor and local councillor, David Gill, chaired the meeting 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 (Ann) and Shoreham Foreshore Committee (Sue).
Stay tuned for a fuller report!
One item announced by the Mayor was that Stage 4 of the Shire’s Heritage Study Review, which covers Shoreham, is planned for later 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Mornington Peninsula Koala Project
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.email@example.com
Our community hall flag is flying at half mast this week in remembrance of our friend and neighbour Christie Johnstone who passed away on Friday, February 22nd after a long period of frailty He will be sorely missed by both the Shoreham and Flinders communities including the RSL. He was also a life member of Shoreham CFA and turned 99 on February 17th. Christie was a member of the fourth generation of the pioneering Tuck family which settled at Mantons Creek in 1848.
Sadly, Christie’s sister Margaret Johnstone, who was 18 months younger, pre-deceased him on Sunday 10th February. She had also spent a long period in care and is remembered particularly by the Flinders and District Historical Society for the valued assistance she gave on understanding the history of the pioneer families.
Another Shoreham House resident, Beryl Sheedy, passed away on the 18th February aged 106. Beryl often came to the Cuppa and Chat events and walked unaided to and from the bus at age 104!
Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.
Summer Community Dinner
The theme was“Greek” for the Summer Community Dinner on Saturday, 23rd February.
A great function ensued – great food, community and wonderful balmy weather!
The success of the evening was a great credit to Lee (our organiser). Because the hall was not available due to floor maintenance, the venue was the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade. Special thanks to:
the Brigade for making their facilities available for the event
attendees for parking away from the Station precinct as requested.
We’ve had reports of snake sightings from the community - the latest being that of a Red-bellied Black Snake on Tuesday 9/1/2019. Although the presence of snakes indicates a healthy environment, this species, and others we see at Shoreham, are dangerously venomous to both people and animals. For further information, please see the following links:
Council information including licensed snake controllers who can remove the snake if necessary
More about the Red-bellied Black Snake which ranges from Far North Queensland to Adelaide including most of Victoria.
Take care of yourselves, children and pets!
What a century of bushfire data teaches us about how to save lives this summer
Catherine Hanrahan from the ABC recently authored a very sobering article on bushfire risks particularly here in Victoria.
Rob Patrick, who is the Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade’s Community Safety Coordinator, has written a very useful summary which is posted on the CFA page.
Alternatively, you can read the full article at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-27/bushfire-history-australia-data-saving-lives/10606144.
Fire Season 2018/2019 - Key Messages
Shoreham is a "high risk bushfire area"…
The Shoreham Rural Fire Brigade has kindly provided key messages to us all in advance of the 2018/2019 fire season.
Information on what's happening can be obtained in Shoreham with regard to "preparing for fire season" as follows:
The Shire's brochure is available in the PO,
The CFA's education trailer at the Shoreham Community BBQ
You can talk to firefighters at the fire station 9-10 on Sundays.
Post Office Complex - 4 holiday units ready to rent together
On the 7th December, 2018, the Shire gave approval for a permit, allowing the development to go ahead –
for a 40 seat café, 3 shops, 4 holiday units and the Post Office
subject to completion of the landscaping in accordance with the endorsed plans and to a parking condition.
The temporary fencing around the development site has now been removed and the developer is advertising the complex with immediate availability - on Stayz:
and also on Airbnb:
“87 on Byrnes” is advertised as luxury retreat accommodation, sleeping 16 guests – “perfect for extended family, groups of friends or ideal for corporate business retreats.” The holiday units are not being advertised as being available individually.
The Shire is fully aware of the advertising and will monitor the use. If an application for change of use is made at any time we will keep you fully informed.
For information contact: Sue Boggan: 0404 180 957 or Peter Renkin: 0448 319 719 (Task Force/Shoreham Community Association)
More information is available here.
SCA Project Updates
For further information on the Historical Signage and other projects - please visit our relevant Projects Page.
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.
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.