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Port Albert Progress Association president
Saul Stainer said the drop in sessions got locals
fired up, because while they are pleased money is
being spent, many believe investment in the town
should have a wider reaching benefit.
“People are upset, not because of the project,
but because such a large amount of money is go-
ing to be spent which will provide little benefit to
the town’s permanent residents,” he said.
“I am not necessarily against the project, I just
don’t think the discussion has been had properly.”
After attending the drop in sessions, Mr Stain-
er said the majority of people he spoke to thought
the money could be better spent elsewhere in the
“The council needs to take a wider approach
to development in Port Albert,” he said.
Mr Stainer said the Port Albert Master Plan,
developed in 2002, suggested a new location for
improved boat ramp facilities.
“To double the launch capacity in the current
location, without doubling the parking area is to-
tally untenable,” he said.
“Council is going to spend $1 million to solve
a problem that only exist 10 to 12 days of the
year. That is a huge amount of money to put into
the town, which will provide no benefit for the
other 355 days of the year.”
Mr Stainer said the council’s online survey is
targeted at visitors and not locals.
He said it will be easy for the results to be
skewed by not determining who is taking the
“The first question should ask whether the re-
sponder is a visitor or a local,” he said.
Port on a roll
LOOKING for a great value and tasty
meal for lunch or dinner, or a venue for
a special occasion or birthday? Look no
further than Yarram’s old favorite, The
Its famous Lunch and Lager is still on offer
every day from noon. There are meals from $15,
including a complimentary drink, with choices
including local flake, chicken parmigiana, roast
of the day and an assortment of rotating specials,
including fresh homemade crepes.
Finish it off with cup of coffee or tea and
fresh homemade cakes, slices and desserts.
Every Tuesday is Thai night, with a selection
of authentic meals prepared by the Commercial’s
Thai chef, Jit and offer great value at just $18.
Friday night is Parma Night so call in and
and treat yourself to a creative range of fresh
homemade chicken breast parmigiana created
by the team of talented chefs and look out for
the Wednesday night all you can eat pasta night,
The regular menu has been updated, with lots
of old favourites and some new additions, and
for those who like a bit of spice be sure to try
the spicy Indian and Thai curries and Mexican
meals, or the famous scallops and other array of
seafood dishes, with other daily specials on of-
fer. There really is something for everyone.
The Commercial Hotel is a family friendly
venue and parents can come and relax while
the children have somewhere to entertain them-
selves in the revamped Kid’s Room,
Friday nights come along and support local
charities and clubs by purchasing a raffle ticket
and be in the running for some great prizes.
Coffee and homemade cakes are available
from 10:30am onwards every day.
The Commercial Hotel is open seven days a
week so call in and say hello to owners Mark
and Tracey Daldy, and their team of chefs Mat-
thew McKenzie, Ebhan Darvill, Jess Franke and
Jit Dessent and the rest of the friendly staff.
You will be greeted with a warm welcome
and if you haven’t been in for a while come on in
and enjoy a great meal and great hospitality.
Serving delightful dishes
Ready to serve: award winning chef
Ebhan Darvil, front of house Nicky Stone,
chef Jess Franke, Commercial Hotel owner
Mark Daldy and chef Matt McKenzie are
ready to deliver some exciting and deli-
cious meals at the Commercial Hotel.
YARRAM Youth United group did not
let a few threatening rain clouds dampen
their enthusiasm for their movie splash
night at the Yarram pool last Friday.
The group had spent many weeks preparing
and organising the event under the guidance of
Sonia O’Keefe their coordinator.
Wyatt Kilgower said the weather did affect the
pool’s movie night, which had to be relocated in-
doors to avoid the screen being blown away.
He said the crowd was down a little on the pre-
Movie makes a splash
vious year, with around 40 people in attendance.
“It was cold and windy, so we had to watch the
movie inside instead of outside, but it was still a
good night,” he said.
Big splash: members of the Yarram Youth
United group get organised for their big
movie splash night at the Yarram Pool last
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