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  • AROUND POINT COOKAROUND POINT COOK Community Newspaper Community Newspaper


    The Around Point Cook Community Newspaper is distributed in Point Cook. Issue 6

    WEERAMA FESTIVAL - ALL FUN AND EXCITEMENTOnly a short trip from Point Cook this weekend was the Weerama

    Festival. There was plenty of events going on to choose from in the area. We chose the Werribee Racecourse and what a great day to put on such a festival. The sun was shining there was smiles and joy all over the place.

    There was certainly no shortage of entertainment at the track and a fantastic collection of information stalls and shops to tickle your fancy.

    The kids were no doubt the target audience here with no end of interesting sights sounds and amusements. We all had a ball!

    Zoo escapee?

    Irish Dancers in action.Irish Dancers in action.

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    Pictures tell a thousand words!

    Thanks for a great day, credit should be given to the organisers of this great local event. I hope that a few of you managed to get out and about to enjoy what the Weerama Festival had to offer.

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    Ballet, Jazz and Tap classes Boogie Babies and Little Movers daytime

    classes for children from 2 years

    New for 2010 Adult Tap - Thursday's 6:45-7:30pm Call Hayley on 0400 720651 or visit our website

    TRAIL A VITAL LINK TO POINT COOKS SIGNIFICANT WETLANDSA new $2.8 million section of shared trail at Point

    Cook Coastal Park will provide valuable recreation opportunities and the chance for visitors to appreciate the unique value of the internationally signi cant Cheetham Wetlands.

    Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings with local MP Jill Hennessy, of cially opened the new section of the trail recently which is situated between the Sanctuary Lakes estate and the internationally recognised RAMSAR-listed Cheetham Wetlands.

    The new one kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians continues on from the existing Skeleton Creek Trail and features a 200 metre bridge across Skeleton Creek. This provides a vital link over Skeleton Creek between the existing Bay Trail and the Point Cook Coastal Park.

    The new section of trail and bridge also features an innovative animal exclusion fence speci cally designed to protect Cheetham Wetlands abundant bird life from domestic and feral animals. This is one of the rst times this specially designed fencing has been used.

    Mr Jennings said the project required careful planning and consultation, and the result is a prime example of building new facilities in a sensitive and important wetland environment.

    Each year, the Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands host migratory birds from as far away as Siberia and Japan, and so the movement of these birds has been a key factor in the timing of works.

    Jill Hennessy, the new Local Member covering the Point Cook area, said the new section of trail would provide valuable recreation opportunities and the chance for more people to appreciate the unique value of the Cheetham Wetlands.

    This important project will provide signi cant bene t to the local community and serve to protect this wonderful natural environment and the ora and fauna it nourishes, she said.

    Wyndham City Council also contributed $350,000 towards the project.

    The next stage of the trail will see it provide access to Point Cook Coastal Park and beyond, eventually leading all the way to Geelong.

  • QUICK NOTE FROM THE EDITORThe Around Point Cook Community Newspaper is

    starting to get a bit of traction. People are keen to have a read and are very positive about the progress being made with the paper. Great Feedback thanks. It is certainly a work in progress.

    I am wanting to try and encourage a couple of people who may have some graphic design skills to get involved and help me with the Editing. It is quite a bit of work so I am basically trying to get some parts done by someone who may have a keen interest in this type of thing. When you are putting together a large paper it does take many hours of your time, however if its just the one sheet with a good template and an expert trainer, your only talking about a couple of hours a month.

    editorpointcook@gmail.comIf you have suggestions for what you may want to

    read in here please send me an email and let me know. The content is going to be guided by those that have an interest, and you may just nd that you get the information that you desire.

    Anyway, time for me to get onto the hard yards now and get this Issue well on its way.


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    April 2 Neon Circus @ BillboardApril 5 Darkbeat 7th Bday @ Brown AlleyApril 10 Vogue @ The MotelApril 16 Liberate @ BillboardApril 17 Alchemy @ Prince BandroomApril 25 Remember - Anzac Day @

    NeverlandMay 1 Groovin The Moo @ Bendigo

    ShowgroundsMay 8 Cream elds 2010 @ Royal Melbourne

    ShowgroundsJun 13 Winter Sound System 2010 @

    Melbourne Park

    Publishers NoteWyndham municipality has now grown to be

    one of the largest in Australia and the number of homes in Point Cook is expected to grow to over 9000 by 2001. This terri c expansion is due to the popularity

    of the Western suburbs and the facilities available due to the new developments. When a new area is developed today designers

    incorporate parks and playgrounds, community buildings, all in an attempt to outdo the previous development and, of course, to attract buyers to the area. I was pleased to learn this week that our Wetland

    areas are famous throughout the world and have attracted the attention of the Raster Foundation, a world wide body devoted to the protection of both wetlands and their inhabitants, of which there are many. Six of us took part in the survey and to my

    surprise not one of us had heard of the Foundation nor had a great knowledge of this rather special local feature. I guess now six of us are all fans of our Wetlands

    and will spread the message of our unsung and little known tourist attraction.Bill McPherson

    Sanctuary Lakes


    Point Cook



    Shop 18, Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre, 300 Point Cook Road, Point Cook, VIC 3030 Email:

    Tel (03) 9395 7530 Fax (03) 9395 7529

    T108, Point Cook Town Centre, 5 Main Street, Point Cook, VIC 3030 Email:

    Tel (03) 9395 8600 Fax (03) 9395 8611

  • Daniel Dunstone, with Essendon Football Club goal-kicking great Matthew Lloyd and Beijing Olympic badminton player Erin Carroll.


    DUNSTONEMember for Altona, Jill Hennessy MP, today

    congratulated Daniel Dunstone from Point Cook College (formerly Point Cook Primary School) on being a winner in the 16th annual Victorian School Sports Awards.

    Ms Hennessy said These awards recognise the highest level of sporting excellence and highlight the exceptional talent and dedication thriving in our local Government schools.

    With the rise in childhood obesity it is vital that children are encouraged to exercise from an early age.

    She said Sport and physical education in our schools is one way the Brumby Government is helping students establish the lifelong habit of enjoying regular physical activity.

    I also acknowledge the enormous support of sports unsung heroes, including parents, teachers and community members, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help students achieve their

    sporting best she said.and community members, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help students achieve their

    sporting best she said.and community members, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help students achieve their

    Winning students were recognised in 17 sports ranging from cricket and badminton to tennis, athletics and swimming.

    Daniel Dunston, well done you have made us proud! she said.

    Watch this space and after a while, it moves.....

  • Eighteen years ago the Altona Woodworkers Club Inc. was formed by a group of keen woodworkers, consisting of both hobby and professional craftspeople.

    Since the clubs formation it has been involved with many community events including participating in the Bayside Festival, CRT Transport open days and displays at Hobsons Bay libraries demonstrating the talents that exist amongst the members.

    This year, as part of the Bayside Festival, the club was part of Blokes Things located in the Finnish Hall on Pier St Altona with a display of quality woodwork items. Being part of Blokes Things does not mean the club is only for males; on the contrary females are encouraged to join.

    For many years the club has produced toys for Christmas and donated them to St Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army and Berry Street Victor