Day: August 15, 2017

ERONI’S Circus is returning to the Mornington Peninsula with an all new show for 2017! Relive the magic and wonder of traditional circuses of yesteryear, with lively original music, incredible costumes and traditional circus acts including gorgeous showgirls, magnificent palomino horses, stunning trapeze artists, hilarious clown antics, impeccable juggling performances, amazing acrobats, contortion, family favourite Jack Russell dogs, and more. Eroni’s Circus aims to bring back the atmosphere of old world, vintage circus charm for modern day audiences. This year’s edition of Eroni’s Circus is proud to present, 2016 Australia’s Got Talent finalist Jessie Daley illusionist and his lovely assistants…

A STUDY by a boating industry-backed group has recommended building four launching ramps near Tyabb and adding another at Stony Point. Mornington Peninsula Shire has “noted” the plan which seeks to ease the “critical levels” of capacity facing recreational boat owners on both sides of the peninsula. The shire’s potential backing of suggestions by the Peninsula Marine Alliance could add 300 car and trailer parking bays for public use at Yaringa and at Stony Point on the shores of Western Port. Land for the Stony Point parking bays could come through acquisition or lease of Defence Force land at HMAS…

LIFESEARCH 2017 gives citizen scientists the opportunity to discover the plants, birds, insects, and other animals in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve. Lifesearch, the biosphere’s annual citizen science event for schools, individuals, families and community groups, runs throughout September to coincide with Biodiversity Month. All Lifesearch participants can make a contribution to the understanding of life in the Western Port Biosphere, as well as to the national Atlas of Living Australia database. There are prizes for the school, individual and team or group that record the most sightings during Lifesearch. Prizes include a family pass to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation…

THREE volunteers from Bittern Fire Brigade will compete against colleagues from Australia and overseas in the 2017 Melbourne Firefighters’ Stair Challenge at Crown Plaza, South Bank, Saturday 2 September. The race to the top will see Robin Adair, Dan Beattie and Matt Zerbe climb the building’s 28 storeys in a simulated rescue – wearing up to 20kg of protective gear and breathing apparatus. “We are training hard every day,” said Dr Adair, who is also director at the company Australis Biological. “Our team, nicknamed the Bittern Stair Slayers, is in shape and ready to go for their first stair challenge.”…

ENERGY supplier AGL confirmed last week that it wants to have a floating gas import terminal at Crib Point. The company says the Western Port site will “increase energy security and supply for customers in south eastern Australia”. If given the go ahead by the state government, AGL says it will “invest roughly $250 million” and begin construction in 2019 with a view to bringing the terminal online within the following two years. The government issued a statement on Thursday saying it “welcomed AGL’s decision … [and is] working closely with AGL to ensure approvals processes are streamlined to avoid…