Shoreham Community Association Inc. (SCA)
The SCA warmly encourages Shoreham residents - anyone who owns, rents or resides in a property within the Shoreham coastal village or hinterland - to become members of the SCA.
Why join the SCA?
Read about the projects that the SCA has worked on over the past few years, and is currently progressing for the Shoreham community.
We work with the community to protect and maintain the integrity of Shoreham and its community; so we can all continue to feel connected to this very special place. The more financial members we have, the stronger our voice will be in representing the Shoreham community to Federal, State and Local Government members and departments, as well as fulfilling our first and foremost objective - to create and facilitate an informed and active community.
Strong membership means a strong organisation with a strong mandate. Our Community Association is often the first point of contact for government and other organisations canvassing a change or new policy. Mandate is needed also for SCA to proactively address policy or planning matters.
You must be a paid up member of the SCA to nominate or vote at our AGM held in July each year. Meet our current members of the Committee here.
How to become a member
The annual SCA membership fee is $20 per adult. Please complete a signed Membership Application to either renew or apply for new membership. Payment can be made by cheque or direct debit as per the details on the form. Please return the completed membership application to:
Shoreham Community Association
PO Box 73
Shoreham VIC 3196
A completed form helps us to correctly identify direct credits and ensures our database is current, should any of your contact details have changed.
For further information, please contact the Secretary via e-mail.
SCA Annual General Meeting 2018
The Shoreham Community Association's 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at the Old School Hall on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
We were lucky with the weather - a good crowd enjoyed the following agenda items:
- SCA President Alan Fisher's Annual Report
- Election of Ordinary Committee Members and Office Bearers.
- Guest Speaker: Allan Cowley, Manager Strategic Projects, Mornington Peninsula Shire, on the importance to Shoreham of the Green Wedge and the upcoming Coastal Villages Strategy.
Alan Fisher's Annual Report covered the various activities and projects the SCA is working on for our community. The text of his speech will be posted here shortly.
David Gill, our Red Hill Ward councillor also spoke briefly on our successes and disappointments in the obtaining budgets for this year's projects.
With the exception of Verity Ducos Saunders who did not seek re-election, all existing Office Bearers and Ordinary Committee Members were re-elected. In addition, two new Ordinary Committee Members, Lisa How and Rob Burns, have joined the Committee. We welcome both Lisa and Rob - and sincerely thank Verity for her years of service to the community. In particular, she did a fantastic job managing the Placemaking Project setting up the Shoreham Village Common from our end - and developing our new logo based on Luca Magree's artwork. We also thank Alina Kelly for her efforts in helping Verity wrap up the graphic art part of the latter project.
A good crowd enjoyed Allan Cowley's interesting presentation on proposed changes to Green Wedge planning - followed by a convivial sausage sizzle. Allan is the Council's Manager, Strategic Projects. The draft Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge Management Plan 2018 is now on public exhibition and submissions are invited - the closing date is Friday 3 August 2018. The SCA plans to make a joint submission with our colleagues in the Red Hill Ward Consultative Group.
The meeting was followed by a convivial sausage sizzle. Our grateful thanks to the local CFA brigade for the loan of their BBQ, Balnarring Village Meats for the sausages, the Red Hill Baker for the bread and the Kelly Gang for the cooking and salads.
SCA President's Annual Reports - what we have achieved
The President's Annual Report for 2018 can be downloaded here.
AGM guest speakers' speeches
The talks given by speakers at the AGMs are always interesting. We hope to post Colin Metcalf's talk soon. Some examples we have from prior years are:
- Loris Woods (2016) - Loris' family set up the "Cliffs" guesthouse at the end of Prout Webb Road.
- Fiona Hasker (2016) - Fiona's family has a long history of farming in the Shoreham area going back to the 1930s.
Background to the formation of the SCA
The SCA was formed in 2011 to give a voice to the Shoreham community, to identify community needs, create an informed and active community, and advocate on behalf of the community.
It was formed as a result of the community's recognition of a need for representation, following the extensive work of the Taskforce over the inappropriate development of the Post Office and the General Store, and the work of the Interim Working Group canvassing the community on plans for the Shoreham Triangle.
The community endorsed the rules of the SCA at a public meeting on 4 June 2011. Councillor Frank Martin attended the public meeting to report to the community and take questions from the floor. He also declared the election of the office bearers and ordinary committee members.