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ST MARY’S Primary School have announced
their school captains and house leaders for
Sebastian Moore and Evie Dean Collins were elected
as school captains and were presented with their blazers
in front of the whole school and their proud parents.
House captains were also announced.
St Mary’s show off their leaders
Red captains: red house captains Matilda and Lani
ready to show the way for their house this year at St
Mary’s Primary School.
Green leaders: green house captains, Kirsty and
Alexi are looking forward to leading their house in
sporting endeavours this year.
Gold leaders: gold house captains Lily and Charli
proudly show off their house colours.
Leaders: St Mary’s school captains for 2016 Se-
bastian Moore and Evie Dean Collins try on their
new captains blazers.
Blue captain: Mason
shows off his blue house
THE hub of Wilsons Promon-
tory National Park could be
transformed under a proposal
being driven by enthusiastic
A group of park supporters is hop-
ing to reinvigorate the centre of Tidal
River, the main camping ground and
administrative heart of the Prom.
They are proposing that a largely
open park and basic playground at
Tidal River will be turned into a land-
scaped area for visitors to gather, meet,
rest, enjoy performances and play.
They have dubbed the site the Tidal
River Open Space.
Ros Griggs of the Tidal River Open
Space Group told South Gippsland
Shire Council of the project recently,
along with Wilsons Promontory Na-
tional Park chief ranger Brett Mitchell.
“More than 400,000 people visit
the Prom each year and we want to cre-
ate a better experience,” she said.
“There is no place at Tidal River
for people to meet and gather, or some-
where for dad and baby to leave the
tent at 6am while mum has a sleep.”
Ms Griggs said the existing play-
ground was tired and day visitors, who
mainly visited Tidal River, deserved
The group has consulted the com-
munity and undertaking fundraising,
and runs park walks on the third Sun-
day of the month.
The group is now preparing a sub-
mission for State Government funding,
believing the project will attract be-
tween 12,000 and 50,000 new visitors
to the park, injecting between $700,000
and $3 million into the community, and
creating three to 14 new jobs.
“It’s not just something pretty. It
will add economic value to the South
Gippsland economy,” Ms Griggs said.
The group estimates the project
will cost $625,000 to build and is seek-
ing funding partners.
To fi nd out more, see www.tidalriv-
eropenspace.com.au or search “Tidal
River Open Space” on Facebook.
Cr Jim Fawcett was supportive,
saying, “If we can advocate in any way
on your behalf, we can do that.”
Mayor Cr Bob Newton suggested
a billboard promoting Tidal River
be installed at the South Gippsland
Highway-Bass Highway intersection
at Lang Lang.
The group is supported by: Parks
Victoria, The Prom Advisory Board,
Foundation for Rural and Regional
Renewal, People and Parks Foundation,
Victorian National Parks Association,
Friends of the Prom, Foster Rotary
Club and Prom Campers Association.
Grand plan for Prom’s heart
Superb idea: from left, South
Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr
Bob Newton discusses the Tidal
River Open Space project with group
members Ros Griggs, Deb Bray and
Dana Hughes, with Wilsons Promon-
tory National Park chief ranger Brett
Ready for takeoff: pilot Dave Knowles helps 75 year old Les
Theodore get strapped in for his 15 minute joy flight in the Tiger
moth over Port Albert recently. The joy flight was a 50th anni-
versary present from his wife. The tiger moth and Cessna flights
were a popular part of the Port Albert 175 celebrations.
Riding the waves: Reverend Jo Wight was taken out on the water
by Port Albert Coast Guard volunteer’s members Dave Treller,
Commander Terry Young, Neville Lowe and Don Black follow-
ing the recent Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Sunday.
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