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?

Post Office Complex a Function Centre !!!!???

Please be aware that the Post Office complex is now being promoted as a Wedding / Function and Event Venue (see web-site at https://eventandflavour.com.au/venue/shoreham/ )

This proposed use is totally contrary to the present purpose outlined in the Development Application before Council.

Having contacted Council about this matter, we are advised that a Compliance Officer was last week appointed to investigate and will report back to the Taskforce.

We feel it is very important that the community is informed about this possible change of use. We will keep you updated with further information.

For information contact: Sue Boggan: 0404 180 957 or Peter Renkin: 0448 319 719 (Task Force/Shoreham Community Association)

Remembrance Day at Shoreham

The Remembrance Day function at Shoreham on 11/11/2018 went very well. It was well attended with interesting displays and an engaging speech from Bill Clancy who focussed on some of the local families who sent their sons to the Great War.


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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.

  • Please click here for a link to the CFA page where they are prominently featured or download this PDF document.

  • 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.

Spring Clean at The Triangle (7th October)

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Peter Kelly reports that “We couldn't have picked a better day so the early rise was worth it. Hard to pull a big crowd on the Daylight Saving weekend but it was worthwhile with Gerard Cook from the Mornington Peninsula Shire giving us good advice on the progress of plantings and identification of weeds.

Gerard also pointed out signs of koala and echidna activity. Other highlights were:

  • The number of native orchids.

  • Natural repair of trees and shrubs that had been damaged during the extreme winds we experienced during winter and early spring.

  • The Shire plans to do some repair work on the existing path using mulch as well as a bridge over the creek which flows through The Triangle.

Peter encourages you all to come for a stroll through The Triangle to see the progress of the plantings which were done nearly 10 years ago in place of around 200 pine trees that had been planted on Shire land many years ago. He says “Bring a rug & picnic basket!”. Please be aware that we need to park outside the Shoreham CFA area - so please park in Byrnes Road and walk in.

Our thanks to all who came and participated!


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.

 

Protecting the Buxton Open Air Chapel

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  • In great news for the community, Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, 13th February to rescind the sale of part of Buxton Reserve on which the Buxton Chapel, dedicated to Cyril and Ivan Young sits. Instead, it will acquire the small portion of the chapel in private hands.

  • At a public meeting held on 14th April, it was resolved that a ‘Friends’ of the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel group be formed.

  • The first meeting of the Working Group was conducted on Saturday, 12th May. Excellent progress is being made. There was good representation from the Young family, the YMCA, the SCA and the broader community and general agreement on general aims and directions. The Historical Society could not be represented but there have already been exchanges of information between the Society and the other parties. Two of the local residents were former campers at Camp Buxton.

  • At a Public Meeting on Saturday, August 4th, the Friends Working Group agreed to formalise the association of friends and the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel Association has since been incorporated and office-bearers have been appointed.

  • For further information, please visit the Cyril Young Memorial Chapel web page or contact the President Bill Genat on 5989 8179; bgenat@unimelb.edu.au


SCA Project Updates

  • For further information on the Historical Signage and other projects - please visit our relevant 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.