Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Eyes open

As reported by "info" in a comment on another post:

There were also reported problems with people 'stealing' water at VB last year from unoccupied houses - so it would be good to have a blog about keeping your eyes open this summer for any suspicious tankers etc. as the police are interested in hearing of any activities. Any suggestions about how to protect a tank from being sucked dry is welcomed!

If you do see any suspicious water tankers - especially at unoccupied houses, let the Inverloch Police know on (03)5674-1202.

An unoccupied house is unlikely to be having water delivered unless it's newly built and missed out on the winter and spring rain.

Thanks to "info" for suggesting this post.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Planning an Indigenous Garden

The Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula are holding a workshop on Sunday 2nd of November on planning an indigenous garden.

The workshop will run from 2 - 4.30pm at the Venus Bay Community Centre. According to the flyer, you will learn how to design your garden using local native plants to enhance the natural vegetation. Create a coastal garden that is attractive, drought tolerant and provides habitat for birds, butterflies and other native wildlife.

Lorraine Norden, an horticulturalist will lead the workshop.

Register by contacting Bev Walker.

Tide Times

I've added a link to a tide times site that calculates the tides for many places in Australia - including Venus Bay.

Type in "Venus Bay" and select one of the options to find local tide times.


Matter of Fact

The Venus Bay Community Centre's newsletter, "Matter of Fact" is available online here.

Lot's of interesting stuff for locals and visitors every month.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Proposed trial bus service - Venus Bay to Leongatha

Mr Fred Boreham has kindly sent me the following information about the Transport Connections project survey on a Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower bus service.

To obtain a copy of the survey, you can call or email Mr Boreham at the South Gippsland Shire using the contact details below, or pick one up at the local shops.

Note that the survey needs to be returned before Friday, 31st October, 2008. So if you'd like to have your say, there are only a couple of weeks left.

South Gippsland Transport Connections
Project wants your input for a proposed
Trial bus service - Venus Bay to Leongatha.

Initial consultations with the local community have indicated a desire for a regular local bus service that would operate between Venus Bay and Leongatha, servicing the communities of Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower and Koonwarra for accessing the services and facilities located in Leongatha.

These include: Centrelink, Vic Roads, Shire Offices, Hospital, Dental and Medical, Educational & Employment, Banking as well as for Social, Entertainment and Retail.

Passengers would also be able to connect with the Melbourne / Yarram and Wonthaggi / Traralgon bus services at the Leongatha transport interchange.

Dependent on public support, a funding proposal will be developed for the implementation of a trial bus service to be conducted over a designated period to assess the viability of a permanent transport service linking Venus Bay and Leongatha.

The success of this funding proposal will be dependent on the public support and response we get to this survey questionnaire.

If we do get sufficient supporting response from the public, and funding is approved - hopefully we should be able to get a trial bus service operational early in the New Year - 2009.

So this is a chance to. ……Have Your Say

Your answers are strictly confidential. The information gathered will only be used for the purpose of supporting a funding proposal for this trial Bus service.

Further inquiries, regarding this survey / proposal, please do not hesitate to contact The Project Coordinator Mr Fred Boreham at this office:
Ph 5662 9324
Email fredb@southgippsland.vic.gov.au or Fax 5662 3754.

Also, the Transport Coordinator will be available for consultation at the Venus Bay Community Centre on Monday 20th October between 1pm and 3pm for discussions on any transport concerns that you may have.