A public meeting will be held tonight in Healesville to look at plans for a four-storey apartment/retail complex in Healesville’s main street.
The meeting is at 6.30pm, Thursday 27 July, at The Memo Hall.
The proposal at 165-175 Maroondah Highway (next to the proposed Aldi supermarket) is for a complex including 16 residential apartments and four retail shopfronts.
Among a number of concerns identified in objections and which will be discussed tonight include that the proposal is an overdevelopment of the site, it is a boundary-to-boundary development, exceeds the Design and Development Overlay guidelines for height and is not in keeping with the character of the town’s main street.
Yarra Ranges Council on its website states that while the formal advertising period closed on 22 June, the council will continue to accept formal submissions from the community.
Submissions can be lodged and will be considered up until a decision has been made.
As part of the notification process, the council has posted more than 140 letters informing the community of the planning application.
To view the application document and to make a submission go to www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Lists/Latest-news/Proposed-development-at-Healesville and search by the application number – YR2016/1275 – or the above address.
A State Government report has delivered a mixed message on the viability of the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum and the impact of 200-metre radius timber harvesting exclusion zones on the timber industry.
The report by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) was undertaken by the department with contributions from VicForests on the costs to the timber industry and other data from the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s Fibre and Wood Supply assessment report.
The report was triggered by a condition of the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group recommendations of 2013 which recommended the 200-metre radius.
LPAG recommended that a review be undertaken after two years of intensive surveying, or once 200 new colonies had been verified in state forest available for timber harvesting.
Both these occurred in June 2016.
Key findings included that the review of the 200-metre Timber Harvesting Exclusion Zone was contribution to the conservation of the possum through the identification and protection of additional colonies that may previously been at risk from timber harvesting, but that the possum remains at a high risk of extinction until 2050-2070 until hollows develop in the 1939 regrowth.
That prediction was based on a future scenario of 200 years without bushfire, the report found.
“This is highly unlikely, but the figure is useful to demonstrate the relative effectiveness of protection of colonies from timber harvesting,” it said.
It found that the effectiveness of THEZs contributed to achieving the LPAG aim of slowing the projected decline in population numbers in Central Highlands so that there are sufficient individuals for the species to recover in the future.
“However, the species remains at risk of extinction, especially when considering the likelihood of future bushfires,” the report said.
There were a number of concerns around the security of suitable habitat in the future and the ongoing loss of hollow-bearing trees that reduces nesting habitat.
On the impact on the timber industry, the report said the benefits to the possum from the THEZs had come at a cost to the timber industry.
The direct impact it said was the reduction in the total area and volume of timber available for harvesting.
“VicForests estimates that the THEZs established up until January 2017 will result in a loss of revenue from sawlog harvesting to 2030 of $17.77 million based on net present value.
It said the THEZs had also created additional road costs with the additional costs for coupes on the current harvest plan estimated at $5.574 million.
Further recommendations included a review of the THEZ to reduce indirect impacts on the timber industry while ensuring adequate protection for the possum; undertaking further field studies to improve knowledge of the possum with DELWP undertaking field surveys to identify LBP distribution and numbers across the Central Highlands, and VicForests continuing pre-harvest surveys in proposed coupes.
DELWP should further develop species models as the basis for improved forest management planning and conservation management, the THEZs should be reviewed and other existing Special Protection Zones (SPZs) in the Central Highlands should also be reviewed to optimise for timber availability, protection for Leadbeater’s possum, threatened species and other forest values.
The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed the report and called on the Victorian Government to ease the 200 metre THEZs and conduct a comprehensive population study of the possum.
AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said the recommendations cast doubt over the accuracy of earlier population estimates and said further work was required to provide more robust estimates.
Chairman of Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum Steve Meacher, however, said the report was problematic.
“Talking of the future and assuming there will be no bushfires, and that the 200 metre buffers are working is very questionable,” he said.
He said one of the suggestions made for access through the identified buffer zones for road access to other coupes would render the buffers useless.
“They also claim that the buffers add to the formal reserve area but they are like little islands and if a colony of animals survives within that buffer, ultimately there is no-where for them to go.
“Once they have clear-logged those buffers they would be completely isolated – they may survive six or so years before the colony was wiped out.”
He said the group would provide an analysis of the review to the Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio.
Woori Yallock Football Club was a team of champions in 1947 as it claimed the premiership flag at Warburton.
Two of that team, Wally Robertson, now 95, and Albert ‘Sel’ Rowe, now 93, were back at their home club on Saturday 22 July for the club’s 1000th game.
The third surviving player and star of the day, Mac Wilson, 103, was unable to attend but, no doubt, wishing he was there.
Wally and Sel were in good company with Trevor Selby, an all-time great of the club, best and fairest player, with more than 400 games to his credit and a premiership player in the ’80s joining them as they flew onto the ground in a helicopter.
Another great of the game, former VFL/AFL player Damien Monkhorst, was interstate with Hawthorn Football Club and unable to take his place in the helicopter.
“We wanted to make it pretty special,” club president Robert Thompson said.
“It’s 70 years since the three of them played and Mac, who went on to play nine games with Carlton, is the oldest living VFL player.
“Trevor is a club legend, playing in five premierships and our most decorated player and it turned out that both he and Wally wore the number 15.”
Wally went to school with Trevor’s dad.
They were just two of many revelations and special connections on the day.
Robbie Allen, Sel Rowe’s grandson, played in the 1000th game which was against neighbouring club Wandin.
Wally inspected the players in the lead up to the game and had some inspiring words of encouragement … possibly channelling a previous era.
“He walked up to them before the game and said “just get stuck into them boys” … or something along those lines,” Mr Thompson said.
Wally’s memories of that 1947 grand final victory are bitter-sweet.
He told the crowd of more than 200 Tiger faithful that he was only on the ground for 10 minutes and five of those were laying on the ground with a broken leg … waiting for a stretcher.
The stretcher never came, but the Warburton host-club managed to unscrew a door from the club rooms and he was carried off and taken to the Yarra Junction Bush Nursing Hospital in the back of a T-model ute.
“The suspension was not so good, and the road was pretty rough,” he recalled.
He did get to have a victory drink with his team mates dropping in at the hospital before heading off to the Woori Yallock Hotel.
Mr Thompson said the day, which involved a lot of organisation, was a fitting tribute to the club which ranks just a couple of games behind Upwey for games played.
He thanked the Wandin players who joined the applause and guard of honour for Woori’s past premiership players.
“We’re glad you were able to participate in this history-making day,” he said.
If the mark of a good DJ is that their events are packed with dancers, then Ian Cranage is among the best.
Particularly when talking about primary school students hitting the dance floor.
On Friday 21 July at St Paul’s Primary School in Monbulk, DJ Crano marked his 30th year DJ-ing for the school.
To celebrate the milestone, St Paul’s Primary School presented DJ Crano with a golden record in recognition of the many years of entertainment he brought to generations of students.
Mr Cranage spoke to the Mail as he was setting up for the disco at St Paul’s and said music had always been a big part of his life.
“I’ve been doing this for 54 years – I’m a big lover of Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and the Comets, and that era of music,” he said.
Although he said he enjoyed the early years of rock‘n’roll, Cranage has no trouble getting the kids involved and listens every week to the top 100.
“Well, I love seeing the involvement from the kids, watching them have a good time because when we were growing up there were no discoes at school,” he said.
“I still download the Aria chart on the Sunday morning so I can keep up with it all.
“I’ve, basically, got every song that’s ever chartered in Australia, from right back in the ’50s.
“If asked, I can do a whole night on one particular year, I’ve got around 20,000 songs on CDs and a lot more on records.”
The 75-year-old Seaford DJ is part of the St Paul’s community and Principal Michael Watt said he was practically family.
“He’s been coming twice a year for the past 30 years and he’s also come and DJ-ed other school events, such as our country fair,” Mr Watt said.
“He’s really a fixture of the St Paul’s community.
“The golden record was just to say thank you and that we all at St Paul’s appreciate his dedication and everything he’s done for us over the years.”
Clare Di Stefano, goalkeeper at Monbulk Rangers Soccer Club is one of four Monbulk soccer players who have been accepted to go to America as part of a soccer scholarship.
All four players received different soccer scholarships at different schools which include studying a course of their choice and playing soccer at college level.
Clare, who has been playing the sport since she was in Grade 5, will be playing for Sussex College in New Jersey and said she hopes to improve her soccer skills while there.
“I get to play at a really high level, get extra training and develop as a player and also study at the same time so it’s a great opportunity for me,” she said.
That extra training is twice as much as she already undertakes and at the same time she will be studying exercise science at Sussex College.
Clare said she is slightly daunted by the prospect of having to juggle both study and soccer but is excited for the opportunity to go overseas and play soccer where she said it is more recognised.
“They take college soccer very seriously so I’ll get extra goalkeeper training – they train a lot so it’s quite daunting about what I’m going to step into,” she said,
“There’s a lot more opportunity for women’s soccer in America than Australia – it’s generally bigger, and more recognised.”
The 18-year-old left on 23 July to make it in time for pre-season which starts on 1 August.
While excited to be given the opportunity to go overseas and play soccer, Clare said she definitely aims to eventually come back and play once again for Monbulk.
“I love playing sport in general but soccer is a team sport and the best thing is you’re working for each other so you have to work hard for everybody else.“
“I really like it here in Monbulk everyone is so supportive – I’ll definitely come back after I’ve had the experience,” she said.
AFL YARRA RANGES
Round 13 is done and dusted for Division 1, while Division 2 have put Round 14 behind them.
In Division 1, the fight for the minor premiership is wide open with only four points separating the top four.
In Division 2, it is really between Belgrave and Seville for the minor premiership, but a good backend to the season for Yarra Glen could see them challenging.
In Division 1 netball, Olinda are holding fast on top of the ladder with now Woori Yallock and Wandin fighting it out for second spot, but they are all safe in the top three.
In Division 2 netball, Belgrave are undefeated and clearly on top of the ladder and favourites for the minor and major premierships.
Yarra Glen holds onto second spot with Yarra Junction and Yea fighting it out for third spot.
Division 1 Seniors Football
Upwey Tecoma 13.10(88) d Emerald 12.14(86)
Upwey has all but secured themselves a spot in the top five with a closely fought game on Saturday. Upwey got the early jump kicking 4.4 to 2.1 in the first term and had a slender lead of 15 points. It was a goalkicking feast in the second quarter with 11 goals being kicked but Upwey still had the upper hand with a lead of 21 points at half-time. Emerald rallied in the third term kicking 3.6 to one straight to reduce the lead to only three points at three-quarter time. Emerald kicked 2.5 to 2.4 in the last and could only reduce the margin to two points at the final siren. A third quarter that saw Emerald have nine scoring shots to one came back to bite them in the end.
Upwey-Tecoma Best: D. Waters (8 goals), J. Hackett, N. Beacom, S. Mitchell (2 goals), H. Stanley, L. Beacom.
Emerald Best: L. Sheppard, P. White, J. Bishop (1 goal), D. Karacsonyi (1 goal), J. Pedder, S. Cocks.
Healesville 16.12(108) d Mount Evelyn 6.8(44)
Healesville are now sitting atop the ladder after possibly finishing Mount Evelyn’s chances to play in finals this year. The first quarter was tight with only two points separating the teams at quarter time. Healesville capitalised on the wind advantage in the second term kicking 4.6 to two goals to take a 20-point lead at half time. Mount Evelyn could not get the benefits of the wind in the third quarter and only managed to kick two goals to Healesville’s 3.2. The lead at three-quarter time was 28 points and the game was in the bag. Healesville really kicked away in the last holding Mount Evelyn goalless while they piled on six for themselves.
Healesville Best: B. Murphy, N. Mende (1 goal), G. Schiavello, D. Anderson, L. Daly, S. Gordon (5 goals).
Mt Evelyn Best: B. Doyle, D. Kift, J. Barden, D. Wootton, S. Martin (1 goal), A. Chalkley.
Monbulk 16.12(108) d Warburton-Millgrove 15.9(99)
Monbulk got home by the skin of their teeth on Saturday after a great effort by Warburton-Millgrove. Warburton came out with a purpose in the first term and kicked 6.2 to 5.2 to take a surprising six-point lead at quarter time. Monbulk regrouped in the second quarter kicking 5.4 to 2.5 and the lead had swung in Monbulk’s favour by 11 points at half-time. Both sides kicked four goals in the third term and the momentum was still in Monbulk’s favour. Warburton staged a comeback in the last outscoring Monbulk by kicking 3.1 to 2.4, but the points finally went to Monbulk.
Monbulk Best: B. Emmett (2 goals), J. Major, S. Williams (4 goals), S. McBride (2 goals), C. Tibb (1 goal), J. Rak (2 goals).
Warburton-Millgrove Best: D. Brookes, T. McKail (2 goals), P. Hay, A. White (4 goals), S.Andueza, J. Lee (2 goals).
Olinda Ferny Creek 12.17(89) d Gembrook Cockatoo 5.3(33)
Olinda shares second spot on the ladder after a win over Gembrook on Saturday. Olinda started in fine form kicking 5.4 to one behind in the first term and earning a 33-point lead at quarter time. Gembrook held Olinda to only two goals in the second quarter and kicked two themselves but the lead was going to be tough to claw back. The third quarter was a battle of defences with Olinda only managing to kick one goal but they did hold Gembrook scoreless. The last quarter was freer flowing as Olinda kicked 4.6 to Gembrook’s 3.1 but the game was well and truly won.
Olinda Ferny Creek Best: B. Walter (4 goals), D. Fitzgerald, M. Hottes, L. Hill, Jay Rankin (1 goal), Joshua Rankin (1 goal).
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: L. Scott, D. Welsh, R. Causer, L. Frazzetto (1 goal), J. Kruithof, D. Leversha.
Woori Yallock 9.16(70) d Wandin 7.13(55)
Woori Yallock has kept themselves in touch with the top three after a solid win over second-placed Wandin. The first quarter was tight with only two goals being kicked and a one-point lead to Wandin. Woori Yallock had most of the ball in the second term and kicked 3.6 to 1.1 to take a 16-point lead into the main break. Wandin had advantage of any wind in the third quarter and kicked 2.5 to 3.1 but could not convert when it was needed. Inaccuracy was the order of the day as Woori Yallock kicked 2.5 to 3.2 in the last but managed to hang on and come away with a celebrated win.
Woori Yallock Best: B. Arnold, K. Thompson, M. Wright, S. Kennedy, L. Boontjes, R. Allen (1 goal).
Wandin Best: M. Polkinghorne (1 goal), P. Bruzzese (1 goal), H. Byrne (2 goal), J. Del Giudice, N. Molnar (2 goals), J. Ladner.
Division 2 Seniors Football
Alexandra 20.10(130) d Thornton Eildon 13.9(87)
Alexandra’s finals hopes are still well and truly alive after a 43-point win on Saturday. Alexandra started up with five goals in the first term to three and had the jump on Thornton by 16 points at quarter time. Alexandra kicked five straight in the second quarter while Thornton kicked 4.4 and could have had a real impact if they were accurate in front of goal. Alexandra stepped it up in the third term with six goals to three and their lead had blown out to 38 points at three-quarter time. The scoring seesawed in the last with seven goals being kicked but the honours went to Alexandra at the final siren.
Alexandra Best: B. Cooper (2 goals), M. Coombs, C. Tranter, S. Heveren, B. Woollard, B. Norris.
Thornton-Eildon Best: B. Wratten (1 goal), J. Newton (5 goals), R. Chapman, J. Strachan, J. Ashby, D. Creed.
Kinglake 9.16(70) d Powelltown 7.13(55)
Kinglake share fifth spot with Alexandra and Powelltown have dropped down to fourth after a morale-boosting win by Kinglake on Saturday. Kinglake got the advantage in the first term and held a slim lead by five points at quarter-time. Powelltown regrouped and got their game going in the second quarter and kicked 4.2 to 1.5 to take the lead by 10 points at the main break. Kinglake played some good footy in the third term and if they were accurate in front of goal the margin could have been well and truly out of reach but they recaptured the lead by 16 points at three-quarter time. Powelltown had run out of steam by the last and could not find the gear they needed to put this one away. Both sides only kicked one goal but it was Kinglake in the end.
Kinglake Best: C. Arnott (2 goals), J. Butterworth, H. Prest, J. Crowe (1 goal), B. White (1 goal), M. McAllister.
Powelltown Best: J. Rohan, J. Moore, P. Allen (1 goal), J. Walker, M. Lord, T. Hallmark.
Seville 31.12(198) d Yea 5.7(37)
Seville is now two wins clear of Yarra Glen in second spot and has firmed as the ones to challenge Belgrave during the finals. They started off in fine form kicking 5.2 to 1.1 in the first term and they looked like they were in for a big one. An eight goal second quarter and the writing was on the wall for Yea as Seville took a 68-point lead into half-time. They came out and kicked another six goals in the third term and the lead was now 75 points. They certainly put their foot down in the last and held Yea goalless but kicked an impressive 12 goals to finish off the game.
Seville Best: L. Casini (1 goal), N. O’Keefe (9 goals), J. Neal (6 goals), D. Toohey (5 goals), J. Nolan (1 goal), A. Wind (1 goal).
Yea Best: H. Jarvie (1 goal), R. Aldous (1 goal), A. Chisholm, Z. Pell, T. Butterworth, J. Ryan (1 goal).
Belgrave 24.15(159) d Yarra Junction 13.12(90)
Belgrave are one game clear on top of the ladder after squashing any chance for finals this year for Yarra Junction. The first quarter was an even tussle but Belgrave took a lead of 15 points into the second quarter. The second term was much of the same with Belgrave kicking 4.6 to 4.5 and the lead to Yarra Junction’s credit was only 16 points. It was a low scoring affair in the third quarter, Belgrave could only manage 2.3 to Junction’s 1.3 but they still had control of the game. The last quarter was a different story when Belgrave fired up and kicked 12.1 to 4.2 and the win was convincing at the final siren.
Belgrave Best: L. Foreman (1 goal), R. Ferguson (6 goals), P. Gough, Y. Curtis, J. Brown (3 goals), J. McDermott.
Yarra Junction Best: M. Sword, T. Sword, T. Boxell, J. Bombinski, P. Cubbin, A. Chandler (2 goals).
Yarra Glen: Bye.
Under 18 Football
Wandin 11.15(81) d Woori Yallock 3.3(21)
Wandin Best: J. Byrne (2 goals), S. Barrand (1 goal), D. Kennedy, D. Wathen, A. Baker (2 goals), B. Stokes.
Woori Yallock Best: D. Wood, M. Anderson (3 goals), R. Blackney, C. Cameron, J. Smith, P. Jenkin.
Emerald 10.9(69) d Upwey Tecoma 2.1(13)
Emerald Best: C. Roma, N. Pascoe (5 goals), D. Edwards, R. Goonan (1 goal), J. Webb (2 goals), B. Stuhldreier.
Upwey Tecoma Best: A. Bartils, S. Gibby, L. Donnelly, T. Johnson, D. Wilson, S. Capon.
Mount Evelyn 15.12(102) d Healesville 8.3(51)
Mount Evelyn Best: M. Brierley (1 goal), B. batten (1 goal), J. Shaw, L. Inaps (4 goals), M. Darke, M. Bail (3 goals).
Healesville Best: R. Greensill, S. Gommers, L. Hellary, Z. Green, K. Brown, C. Wright (1 goal).
Monbulk 10.8(68) d Warburton Millgrove 7.6(48)
Monbulk Best: H. Emmett (1 goal), A. Banks (1 goal), T. Wills (2 goals), K. Linde (1 goal), J. Swanson (3 goals), S. Bennett.
Warburton-Millgrove Best: E. Leeds, M. Leeds (1 goal), P. Hay, H. Bray (1 goal), M. Read, L. Winter-Annette (4 goals).
Gembrook-Cockatoo 11.13(79) d Yarra Glen 5.7(37)
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: C. Downard, K. Osseweyer, D. Smith (2 goals), D. South, J. Firrito (2 goals), J. Keen.
Yarra Glen Best: A. Beath, A. Adamson (1 goal), D. Whelan, A. Plummer (1 goal), L. Coulson, B. Archer.
Division 1 A Grade Netball
Upwey-Tecoma 72 d Emerald 32
Upwey-Tecoma Best: Bianca Moffatt, Samantha Silvester (52 goals), Angela Wuttke (20 goals).
Emerald Best: Jazmyn Wray, Amanda Sloane (14 goals), Sally Rush.
Mount Evelyn 47 d Healesville 24
Mount Evelyn Best: Georgia Marsh (38 goals), Laura Black.
Healesville Best: Georgia Ford, Kellie Newton, Hayley Parrott.
Olinda Ferny Creek 99 d Gembrook Cockatoo 30
Olinda Ferny Creek Best: Krista Tomlinson, Molly O’Bryan, Allana Osborne.
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: Lisa Triandafillou, Caitlyn Dullard, Kathryn Rickerby (20 goals).
Warburton-Millgrove 45 d Monbulk Hawks 30
Warburton-Millgrove Best: Karly Wappett (29 goals), Bianca Daniels, Bridget Nix.
Monbulk Hawks Best: Paige Whitworth, Jessica MacDowell, Sophie Stubbs (4 goals).
Woori Yallock 51 d Wandin 35
Woori Yallock Best: Casey Barnes (29 goals), Jasmine Evans, Shannon Bailey.
Wandin Best: Tash Halton, Kathleen McMahon, Carly McDonnell (7 goals).
Division 2 A Grade Netball
Alexandra 57 d Thornton-Eildon 33
Alexandra Best: Jessica Lucas, Lauren Steyger (25 goals), Kim McDonald
Thornton-Eildon Best: Keely Grant (20 goals), Alyce Bertola, Karina Kelly (13 goals).
Kinglake 38 d Powelltown 28
Kinglake Best: Samantha Goggins (30 goals), Paige Stanley (2 goals), Kylie Wyatt.
Powelltown Best: Georgie Haynes (14 goals), Kylie Hetherington, Sarah Meades.
Belgrave 77 d Yarra Junction 17
Belgrave Best: Donna Marcus, Petra Keogh, Kalen Winters.
Yarra Junction Best: Rhiannon Crompton, Amelia-Rose Michelle (12 goals), Jessica Sweet.
Yarra Glen: Bye.
Round 12 is done and dusted for Division 1, while Division 2 have put Round 13 behind them.
The business-end of the season is approaching; and while some clubs will not be playing finals this year, some are certainly playing for their lives come September.
In Division 1 – Wandin, Healesville, Olinda and Woori Yallock should play finals.
The only thing that will change will be positions on the ladder.
Upwey-Tecoma is holding on to fifth spot and you would expect them to stay in the five, but Mount Evelyn is right on their heels.
In Division 2, Belgrave are clear favourites and will remain in top spot.
There is real jostling for the other spots and the prime ones are second and third that are held by Seville and Powelltown.
In netball, Olinda are holding fast on top of the ladder with Wandin and Woori Yallock fighting it out for second spot.
Monbulk and Warburton share fourth spot with Mount Evelyn probably their only challenger sitting in sixth.
Division 2 has Belgrave clearly on top of the ladder and firm flag favourites.
Division 1 Seniors Football
Wandin 9.9(63) d Gembrook Cockatoo 7.7(49)
Wandin sit atop the ladder but were not convincing in their win over a much-improved Gembrook. Wandin started fast with a 4.4 to one behind first quarter and it looked like it was going to be a long day for Gembrook. Gembrook rallied in the second term, outscoring Wandin by eight points and the margin was 19 points at half-time. Gembrook continued in the third quarter, kicking 3.1 to 1.4 and they were within striking distance, only 10 points shy at three-quarter time. Wandin regrouped in the last and kicked two straight to 1.2 and the win was theirs but not the most convincing heading into the back end of the season.
Wandin Best: B. Chapman, H. Byrne, A. Young, B. Harvey, T. Merlino, P. Bruzzese.
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: E. Tomlin (1 goal), L. Scott (1 goal), D. Leversha, D. Welsh, P. Gramc (2 goals), M. Wills.
Woori Yallock 14.10(94) d Monbulk 10.6(66)
Woori Yallock share third spot with Healesville after a win over Monbulk. Monbulk are sitting seventh, now two-and-a-half wins out of the five and probably looking down the barrel at this stage. Woori Yallock got the jump in the first quarter and took a slim five point lead into the second quarter. They skipped away in the second term with 5.4 to 1.1 and the lead had blown out to 32 points at the main break. Monbulk fought back in the third quarter, outscoring Woori Yallock by 11 points, but the margin was still going to be tough to claw back. Woori Yallock finished the game with four goals to three in the last and earned the win by 28 points.
Woori Yallock Best: K. Thompson, J. Matthews (5 goals), L. Boontjes, A. Marsh (3 goals), C. Smedley (1 goal), K. Busoli (2 goals).
Monbulk Best: J. Major, B. Emmett, S. Williams (1 goal), S. McBride, M. Langworthy (5 goals), A. Smith.
Mount Evelyn 17.19(121) d Emerald 14.15(99)
Mount Evelyn have kept their finals hopes alive and sit in sixth spot only one win out of the five after a come from behind win against Emerald on Saturday. Emerald started off well and took the early lead kicking 6.2 to 4.5 in the first quarter and had a handy nine-point lead. Mount Evelyn showed some grit in the second term and kicked 6.5 to 4.5 to turn things around at half time and hold a three point lead. From then on, Mount Evelyn played the footy that had been avoiding them all year, kicking five goals to twin in the third quarter and their lead was 19 points at three-quarter time. Both sides kicked two goals in the last, but the win was sealed for Mount Evelyn.
Mount Evelyn Best: K. Jones (5 goals), J. Beamish, M. Martin (2 goals), T. Chalkley (4 goals), D. Kift (1 goal), J. Barden.
Emerald Best: S. Cocks, L. Sheppard (1 goal), B. Moloney (5 goals), D. Karacsonyi, H. Lang, B. Wilson.
Upwey Tecoma 29.13(187) d Warburton Millgrove 13.7(85)
Upwey Tecoma are one game clear in fifth spot after a huge morale boosting win over Warburton by 102 points. Upwey got off to a cracking start kicking 7.5 to 3.1 and the lead was 22 points at quarter time. Upwey kicked another 7.6 to 4.1 in the second term and the game was all but over at half time. The lead had blown out to 51 points and Warburton was never going to come back from that sort of deficit. Upwey Tecoma kept up the pressure and kicked another seven goals in the third quarter holding Warburton goalless. The last quarter was much of the same with an eight goal to six last quarter. Warburton certainly played some of their best footy in the last but it was all too late. Upwey were certainly consistent over four quarters of football and have probably hit their straps at the right time.
Upwey-Tecoma Best: L. Beacom, B. Oates, J. Hackett (5 goals), D. Waters (8 goals), H. Stanley (1 goal), B. Duncan.
Warburton-Millgrove Best: T. McKail (1 goal), J. Walker, L. Barnard (1 goal), B. Clinch, A. White, T. Marr.
Healesville 14.14(98) d Olinda Ferny Creek 3.16(34)
The WorkSafe Game of the Month has seen Healesville jump to second on the ladder after a somewhat surprising result in a low-scoring game on Sunday. Scoring was low from both sides in the first quarter with Olinda holding a slim lead of one point after kicking 1.4 to 1.3. Healesville made the most of the second term and kicked away with 6.4 to two behinds, and went into the main break with a 37-point lead. Olinda could not find anything in the third quarter and played well below expectations kicking 1.4 to Healesville’s 4.2. The lead was now 53 points and the way Olinda was playing they were not coming back from this. Olinda’s indirect kicking in front of goal did not help their cause in the last term as Healesville kicked 4.5 to 1.6 to finish them off.
Healesville Best: A. Davies (2 goals), N. Mende (1 goal), L. Daly, D. Anderson (1 goal), C. Warren, M. Anson.
Olinda-Ferny Creek Best: C. Beattie (1 goal), L. Hill, C. Horner (1 goal), M. Wright, D. Noorda, B. Cooling.
Division 2 Seniors Football
Belgrave 19.16(130) d Seville 13.16(94)
Belgrave are clear leaders at the top of the ladder after their win over Seville on Saturday. Belgrave kicked 4.6 to 2.6 in the first term and took a handy lead of 12 points into the second quarter. They extended that lead to 38 points at half time by kicking 5.5 to 1.3 and it was going to be tough work for Seville to bounce back. They rallied in the third term outscoring Belgrave by 19 points and reduced the margin to 19 points. It was a high-scoring last quarter with Belgrave kicking eight goals while Seville chimed in with five of their own but the day belonged to Belgrave.
Belgrave Best: T. Marks (6 goals), J. Schill (1 goal), T. Stubley (2 goals), J. McDermott, M. Brown (1 goal), D. Loosz.
Seville Best: N. O’Keefe (7 goals), L. Casini (1 goal), J. Nolan, P. Bailey, J. Wilson, B. Penwill.
Powelltown 17.12(114) d Alexandra 10.8(68)
Powelltown are sitting one game clear of Yarra Glen in third position after a good win over fifth-placed Alexandra. Powelltown kicked 5.2 to 2.2 in the first term to take a lead of 18 points at quarter-time. Both sides kicked five goals in the second quarter and the game was still in Powelltown’s favour at half-time. Powelltown kicked three goals to one in the third term and it was all Powelltown. Alexandra would need to play some extraordinary football if they were going to get back into this game. Another 4.6 to 2.1 last quarter in Powelltown’s favour sealed the result, and the Demons deserve their third place position on the ladder. Powelltown Best: J. Rohan, J. Walker, J. Moore, T. Hallmark, R. Johnson, B. Jackson.
Alexandra Best: R. Norris (2 goals), J. Brereton, J. Purcell, B. Woollard, L. Ragg, J. Elkington.
Yarra Junction 23.13(151) d Thornton Eildon 6.2(38)
Yarra Junction has racked up their fourth win for the season after accounting for Thornton by 113 points. Yarra Junction held Thornton scoreless in the first term while they kicked 6.5 and had a commanding lead of 41 points at quarter-time. Thornton came out and kicked three goals in the second quarter but Junction kicked another nine to put the game well and truly out of reach of Thornton. The third term was a reasonably tight contest with only seven goals being kicked but the lead at three-quarter time was 87 points. Yarra Junction held Thornton goalless in the last, kicking four themselves. The Eagles shared the load well with 12 goal kickers for the day.
Yarra Junction Best: T. Armstrong (2 goals), J. Taylor, J. Swinden (4 goals), A. Chandler (2 goals), T. Boxell (2 goals), R. Bombinski (3 goals).
Thornton-Eildon Best: B. Wratten (1 goal), T. Keating, J. Ashby, J. Strachan, D. Creed (2 goals), B. Musgrove.
Yarra Glen 16.19(115) d Yea 9.9(63)
Yarra Glen is one-and-a-half games clear of Kinglake in fourth position after a win over Yea on Saturday. Yarra Glen started strong kicking 4.5 to 1.1 in the first term and took a lead of 22 points at quarter-time, and they looked like they were in for a big day. They managed to kick 3.5 to 2.4 in the second quarter and extend their lead to 29 points at half-time. Accuracy was plaguing them and the margin could have been insurmountable if they kicked straight. Yea came out full of run in the third term kicking 3.2 to a mere 1.5 to reduce the three-quarter time margin to only 20 points. Yea fought hard in the last but it wasn’t until red time that Yarra Glen finally got their team game going. They kicked away with an eight goal quarter and ended up with a win by 52 points at the final siren.
Yarra Glen Best: J. Marks, J. Clare (2 goals), T. Russell, B. Binion (1 goal), B. Ashton (1 goal), C. Tait.
Yea Best: H. Jarvie (1 goal), C. Evans, R. Aldous (1 goal), D. Webb (3 goals), Z. Pell (2 goals), E. Neilson.
Wandin 8.2(50) d Gembrook Cockatoo 5.9(39)
Wandin Best: S. Barrand, D. Kennedy, T. Smith, K. Stokes, R. Smith.
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: M. Frazzetto, D. Williams (1 goal), J. Mazur, J. Firrito (1 goal), D. Smith, C. Downard (1 goal).
Woori Yallock 13.6(84) d Monbulk 7.6(48)
Woori Yallock is sitting sixth after their win on Saturday and Monbulk are sitting half a game out of the eight. Woori Yallock got off to a fast start kicking four goals to 2.2 in the first term. They broke the game open in the second quarter with 4.2 to 3.1 and a lead of 17 points at half-time. An even third term only increased their margin to 18 points at three-quarter time. Woori Yallock kicked away in the last with three goals to zip in the last and a handy 36-point win.
Woori Yallock Best: T. Amarant (5 goals), M. Anderson (1 goal), P. Jenkin, C. Cameron (1 goal), J. Wall (1 goal), W. White.
Monbulk Best: K. Linde, A. Banks (1 goal), T. Wills, M. Hill, J. Graham, T. Edyvane.
Mount Evelyn 10.2(62) d Emerald 7.10(52)
Mount Evelyn Best: Z. Anderson, T. Brill (2 goals), M. Gibbons (3 goals), D. Maunder (1 goal), L. Peterson, D. Fraser.
Emerald best: Not provided.
Upwey Tecoma 11.17(83) d Warburton Millgrove 5.5(35)
Upwey Tecoma Best: D. Wilson, P. Booth (2 goals), D. Rankin-Hooper (3 goals), T. Hualer, A. Bartils (3 goals), L. Sholer.
Warburton Millgrove Best: T. Mon-Aphai, L. Winter-Annette, B. Thomson, T. Wappett, M. Read, M. Leeds (4 goals).
Healesville 15.11(101) d Yarra Glen 3.5(23)
Healesville Best: K. Brown (1 goal), C. Wright, E. Muke, C. McInnes, C. Fulford, M. Minney (3 goals).
Yarra Glen Best: L. Coulson, C. Berry, B. Archer, Z. Capuano, D. Whelan, M. Kikidopoulos (1 goal).
Division 1 A Grade Netball
Wandin 106 d Gembrook Cockatoo 20
Wandin Best: Tash Halton, Kathleen McMahon, Jackie Cullimore (88 goals).
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: Caitlyn Dullard, Jessica Mitchell (1 goal), Ashleigh Frost.
Woori Yallock 56 d Monbulk Hawks 40
Woori Yallock Best: Mia Sudomirski (36 goals), Casey Barnes, Emily Allwell.
Monbulk Hawks Best: Olivia McPherson, Sophie Stubbs (9 goals), Paige Whitworth.
Mount Evelyn 60 d Emerald 55
Mount Evelyn Best: Lauren Woodgate (38 goals), Cate Garlick, Laura Black.
Emerald Best: Jazmyn Wray, Meagan Baguley (31 goals), Rebecca Sayers.
Upwey-Tecoma 57 d Warburton Millgrove 42
Upwey-Tecoma Best: Angela Wuttke (22 goals), Sasha Byrnes, Bianca Moffatt.
Warburton Millgrove Best: Selina Fotia (14 goals), Tatum Summers, Binaca Daniels.
Healesville 13 v Olinda Ferny Creek 105
Olinda Ferny Creek best: Peri Stewart (87) goals.
Division 2 A Grade Netball
Belgrave won by forfeit by Seville.
Alexandra 47 d Powelltown 43
Alexandra Best: Caitlin Haggis, Rebecca Wallis (12 goals), Latoya Wards.
Powelltown Best: Shae Berriman, Jessica Coffey, Georgie Haynes (12 goals).
Yarra Junction 56 d Thornton Eildon 28
Yarra Junction Best: Jessica Sweet, Ashley Ula, Abbey Bentley.
Thornton Eildon Best: Alesha Davison, Danni Lowerson, Kayla Bowcher.
Yarra Glen 43 d Yea 42
Yarra Glen Best: Chelsea Birchall, Georgia Taylor (33 goals), Kali Fraser.
Yea Best: Nikki Watts (21 goals), Brooke Lloyd, Sophie Stares.
YARRA RANGES ATHLETICS
Yarra Ranges Athletics competed at the Little Athletics Victoria Cross Country Championships on Saturday 22 July.
Set at the spectacular Cruden Farm in Langwarrin, the club’s athletes excelled in the cold, windy conditions.
All athletes competed with traditional hard-but-fair attitude, with every athlete giving 100 per cent.
Performances were also boosted by the sensational support provided by all our supporters.
Medal-winning performances came from Kiara Flavel, Maddie Laven, Indigo Linde and Georgia Laven.
Georgia gets a special mention for winning her seventh consecutive LAVIC State Cross Country Championship title.
Results: Girls Under 9 1500m Charlotte Comport 18th 6.44, Stephanie Van Bemmel 26th 6.55 , Kaylah Cannon 27th 6.56 (Team 4th); Girls Under 10 1500m Tiara Willis 25th 6.40; Girls Under 11 2000m Kiara Flavel 1st 7.25; Girls Under 12 2000m Maddie Laven 1st 7.21, Indigo Linde 2nd 7.28; Girls Under 13 3000m Mia Strudley 16th 12.44, Girls Under 14 3000m Georgia Laven 1st 10.59; Boys Under 10 1500m Jake Angus 26th 6.05, Tyson Flavel 67th 7.28; Boys Under 11 2000m Ky Harris 35th 8.22; Boys Under 12 2000m Mitchell Deckert 11th 7.33, Zac Clarke 20th 7.49 , Alex Van Duuren 50th 8.57 (Team 7th); Boys Under 14 3000m Camden Hewitson 13th 11.41, Taj Linde 17th 12.05.
Next week, the club is running at Durham Road, Croydon, while the senior team will be competing in Ballarat.
The club welcomes all athletes of any age or ability.
For information on how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit www.yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check out the Facebook page.
Megan Wallens is another Upper Yarra woman with an interesting story to tell.
She came to Warburton having had a varied career in nursing and clinical teaching, staff training and project management.
Married young, she moved with her husband to many parts of Australia and worked on international aid development projects in Fiji, PNG and Inner Mongolia, making a life in each of these places.
The story she will tell as part of the Women of Interest 2017 series at Yarra Junction Library on Saturday, 29 July, is informed by extensive travel, a deep interest in local cultures and their people and her creative post-retirement interests in gardening and writing.
Her short stories have been published, and have won several awards.
Having found a new home in Warburton, Megan became involved in local groups including the local Garden Club and friends of the Warburton Rail Trail.
Join Megan at 1.30pm for a tea or coffee before what promises to be an inspiring talk.
Entry is by gold coin donation. Visic www.facebook.com/Womenofinterest .
If giving Cambodian children the chance to improve literacy and numeracy skills was as easy as riding a bike, everybody would do it! Right?
That’s far from the full story, but it can be a part of the story for Yarra Ranges residents with the Children of Cambodia Foundation taking to the Warburton Trail on Sunday, 20 August for a fund-raising bike ride.
The foundation, established in 2010, is a small charity that supports school children in rural northern Cambodia to attend school.
Education is not compulsory in Cambodia.
“It’s a desperately poor country, and the villages where we are operating are among the most impoverished,” said Geoff Shanks, deputy chairman of the foundation.
“Many families simply cannot afford to send their children to school. They cannot cover the mandatory costs of purchasing school stationery and uniforms.
“In addition, many children cannot get to school as they live beyond walking distance from their local school and do not have a bike.”
Mr Shanks said providing the necessary items helped relieve the financial pressure on families, enabling their children to get to school.
Library books, teaching aids, professional development for teachers and improving facilities make the school experience more rewarding.
The foundation now supports 10 schools and around 3000 students, with 90 per cent of eligible children attending school.
The success of the program brings further challenges, and Mr Shanks said ongoing funding was critical.
“The Seville event will be important in assisting with this challenge,” he said.
There are three ride options of 18km, 34km and 51km- all starting and returning to Seville for lunch at the Carriage Cafe.
The cost is $25 for adults with kids riding free.
Bookings are essential through Trybooking. Inquiries to Geoff Shanks on 0400 012 133 or visit www.childrenofcambodia.com.au .
To coincide with the change in seasons, Belgrave illustrator and watercolour artist, Susie Parry is unveiling her new exhibition that reflects the cycles of plant life and human life.
Her passion for beauty, the intricacies of natures and the vibrancy of colour and how light falls on objects have led her to the intimate connections between humans and nature which feature in her exhibition.
Her solo exhibition, called One Step at a Time features at Burrinja Gallery and showcases flowers and objects she has found in her backyard and in the Dandenong Ranges.
“I go to Grants picnic ground three to four times a week – the staff there know me now,” Susie laughs.
The exhibition includes over a year’s work of detailed illustrations which represent growth in nature and in life through the use of plants.
Susie portrays this growth with works of leaves, flowers and shoes which she said symbolised human growth.
“While I was walking I looked down once and saw my foot among a really nice composition of leaves and that’s what started it,” she said,
“What makes us is our genetic and parents’ DNA and our surroundings, which will determine who we are and the shoe is the only piece of clothing that shows our growth.”
“The shoes represent our growth and the paths we take.”
The exhibition illuminates a message of beauty, hope and assurance – to be present in our lives through the different stages of development as we remember to continue to take one step at a time.
The exhibition is at Burrinja Gallery until 23 July.
Susie also offers classes during the week at The Selby Community House, as well as classes during the weekend. For more information visit susieparry.com.au or call Susie on 9754 6157.