ANY decision on the location of the outer east youth mental health service headspace must now be left to an independent panel, Knox mayor Adam Gill believes.
His comments come after calls from Aston MP Alan Tudge that Knox Council should at least match what Maroondah Council was offering for the headspace site.
The federal government-funded youth initiative announced plans last year to operate a site in Melbourne’s outer east and Knox and Maroondah councils are vying to have the centre in their area.
A consortium of community health services groups is expected to recommend a site by the end of the month.
Last December, Mr Tudge said he wrote a formal letter to Knox Council suggesting that what Maroondah Council had proposed would have a major impact on the consortium’s decision.
Kristin Michaels, the chief executive of the consortium’s lead agency Eastern Ranges GP Association, said Maroondah had offered a building for headspace’s use.
She said Knox Council had put a “slightly different offer” on the table to do with youth services.
Mr Tudge said Maroondah’s offer was an “attractive business case”, and Ms Michaels acknowledged that “every dollar counts” when looking for a large building in a popular area.
However, Cr Gill said the “independent panel of around 14 groups will now make an assessment of the offers”.
The outer east headspace site will need to service the young people of Knox, Maroondah and the Yarra Ranges, Ms Michaels said: “We have to find the best spot for headspace for the maximum number of young people, which will provide the best possible future for the site.”
She said if the primary site was in Knox, outreach options would need to be considered for young people in the Yarra Valley.
Ms Michaels said once the consortium put a decision forward, it was up to headspace whether the decision would be accepted. “They may have a differing opinion, but it’s probably unlikely. They usually acknowledge that the consortium is best placed to make a decision for the local community.”
The weather was fine and pleasantly warm for this occasion.
Thank you cards were received from George Smutrhwaite and Patti Kirkman, both of whom have been unwell.
Three lots of happy birthday wishes – Pam Dures and Joyce Boyd are both at the end of winter and Alison Fanourt welcomes spring. We wish this trio a terrific year to follow.
Visitors from Port City joined us for the day, welcome to Graeme and Pat Light. It was a chocolates for touchers day for many, some didn’t know when to stop.
There were 8 games of triples with Marie Winter as a full-time swinger and Ken Ansley as a gallant part-time swinger to fill the gap when one bowler had to retire.
Winners for our last game of winter were the bowlers from rink 6, Marie Winter, John Kirby and Clive Jackson. Runners-up on 9 were Verna Jeffrey, Sally Graham and Graeme Pickworth.
Lucky losers for the day were Alex Hamilton, Rosie Ansley and Pat Light. Rink 11 didn’t win the jackpot so its still worth winning!
It was Lucky Rink Monday this week. All players on rink 6 shared the $60 prize. The fortunate players on rink 6, Clive Jackson, John Kirby, Marie Winter, Jim Galbraith and Kay Basset shared the spoils.
Raffle winners were Beth Gabriel, Rosie Ansley, Ian Gabriel, Verna jeffrey x2, Clive Jackson, Shirley Overgaard and Ken Jacobs.
Clive Jackson presented trophies to the winners and runners-up of the pairs competition held earloier this year. He congratulations to Rose and Graeme Pickworth, the winners, and also to Pam and Ron Dures as runners-up. Congratulations to both couples and also to Clive for capably handling his first official job.
Future event to consider. Day trip to Macksville, Sunday. 7/10/12. Full details on board.
The committee: John Overgaard, Carol Higgins, Rosie Ansley, Annette Jones, Shirley Overgaard, Stan Galbraith, Alex Hamilton and Dot Galbraith. Front, Treasurer Rod Moloney, president, Clive Jackson and secretary Pam Dures.
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Bowling over: Warranwood’s Andy Wu sends down a delivery against Mooroolbark on Saturday. Picture: Wayne HawkinsSOUTH Croydon has booked the first spot in the Ringwood District Cricket Association’s Lindsay Trollope Shield final after beating Wantirna South on Sunday.
Wantirna South’s pursuit of South Croydon’s 213 started brightly with Mathew King (39) and Andrew Jorgensen (30) sharing and opening stand of 67.
With the departure of the openers the Bulldogs tightened the screws and, with Travis Degenhardt (3-23), Daniel Barsenbach (3-27) and Glynn James (3-44) among the wickets, the Devils were never in the hunt losing 9-89 to be all out for 156.
Mooroolbark’s prospect of a three-peat of premierships ended when outplayed by Warranwood in the knock-out semi-final.
Chasing the Barkers 122, Warranwood were put under pressure early by Matt Whittaker (4-41), who reduced them to 6-89 with Evan Johnson (24) top scoring. Luke Scott (23 not out) and Tim Hall (nine not out) then shared a 34-run seventh wicket partnership to see the Sharks finish on 6-123.
Warranwood will now play Wantirna South in the preliminary final this Saturday and Sunday.
In Wilkins Cup finals action, Montrose finished Warrandyte’s season by defeating them by 14 runs.
In reply to Montrose’s 135, Warrandyte resumed at 8-110 and with Jacob Crowe (4-42) and Chad Rogers (4-42) taking a wicket each curtailed Warrandyte’s innings for 121.
Batting a second time Montrose compiled 7-147 with Nick Brisbane (47) top scoring.
Montrose will play Templeton in the preliminary final this Saturday and Sunday.
Templeton resumed in trouble at 4-35 chasing Ainslie Park’s 109 and things never got better.
Mark Arnot (6-24) and Scott Panozza (3-21) cut a swathe through the remaining Taipan’s batsmen dismissing them for 58.
Batting a second time the Parkers compiled 6-74, they will play the winner of the preliminary final in the following week’s grand final.
In Newey Plate finals action Norwood took 26 overs to reach 2-66 against Wonga Park’s 64.
Norwood will play Eastfield in the preliminary final this Saturday and Sunday.
Eastfield seemed to have the measure of Scoresby-Ferndale’s 148 when they were 1-74 with Darren Van Koll (36) and S. Gruchy (28) well set.
They say “Cricket is a funny game” with Eastfield then losing 9-46 to be defeated by 28 runs.
Evan Brookes (3-27), John Cunningham (2-18), Henry Cunningham (2-23) and Adrian Binns (2-14) were the destroyers for Scoresby-Ferndale.