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BASS Coast Shire Council and Victoria Po -
lice urge drivers to continue to be safe around
popular areas for visitors and families in Bass
Coast as the summer holiday period begins.
Officer in charge of the Bass Coast Highway
Patrol in Wonthaggi, Sergeant Jason Hullick,
said while school zones may not be in use over
the holiday, drivers need to keep an eye out for
children crossing roads in other areas, such as
near parks, beaches and shopping centres.
“As children are often very small, parked cars
can completely obscure them from the view of
drivers,” Sgt Hullick said.
“Coupled with children’s limited ability to
identify danger, this can create a very hazard-
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said
drivers and pedestrians need to stay focussed
on road safety whilst on holiday.
“School holidays make up several months of
the year, and during these times, the playground
shifts and there are more children around the
streets during the daytime,” Cr Rothfield said.
“Children also tend to be very excited during
their holidays, but are also in unfamiliar areas,
and with the population spike in Bass Coast
during summer, the risk of accidents does in-
“Roads are often very different to children’s
home environments, and they can lack the
usual visual cues like gutters and footpaths
that may help a child to recognise it as a road,
meaning they can step off the footpath and onto
a road without even realising.”
It is critical to talk to your children and re-
mind them to be even more vigilant with their
road safety when on holiday.
Follow the safe road crossing procedure –
stop, look, listen and think.
• Stop one step back from the kerb or shoul-
der of the road if there is no footpath.
• Look in all directions for approaching traffic.
• Listen in all directions for approaching traf-
• Think about whether it is safe to cross the
road – when the road is clear or all traffic has
This information is particularly relevant to
young people learning to cross roads, but it’s
also a useful reminder to everyone, particularly
to those who may be distracted when crossing
Children out of school but not out of mind
THE Inverloch Lions Club Twilight Farmers’
Market was buzzing on Wednesday, with locals
and tourists alike enjoying local food and pro-
The market is normally held in the morning
from 8am until 1pm, but the decision to move
the market timeslot to the afternoon proved a
masterstroke, with people flocking from the
beach to the market whilst enjoying the lovely
“We’ve got a lot of people here and some of
them like to sleep in, and the afternoon works a
lot better for them,” Inverloch Lions market or-
ganiser Klaus Edel said.
“We normally have about 40 to 50 stalls of
mostly local produce.
“It’s got to be sourced from Gippsland, West
Gippsland, and we have some from Dandenong
area for food that isn’t produced here.
“The quality has always been good. We’ve
maintained it and improved it, but the criteria is
it’s got to be quality local products.
“All funds raised from the market goes back
into the community through various projects
and donations by Lions.”
RIGHT: Cape Paterson Surf Lifesaving Club
members rattled tins at the Twilight Farmers
Market to raise funds for a new clubhouse.
Back, Tiarnan and Jack. Front, Bella, Cian
and Roan. rg030217
The Inverloch Lions Club enjoyed a successful afternoon of fundraising at the Twilight
Farmers Market at the Esplanade on Wednesday. Lions Club members on deck were Linda
Aly, Ken Aly, Dawn Rasmussen, Terry Hall and Klaus Edel. rg010217
Inverloch Lions in
the twilight zone
The Invy Katz performed for the masses at the Inverloch Lions Club Twilight Farmers
SANDY Point Beach came alive with sea crea-
tures, F1 cars and more at the seventh annual
Sand Castle Competition last Tuesday.
Organised by the Sandy Point Community
Group, the Sand Castle Competition attracted
entries in the Under 8, Under 12 and Family
The competition featured a great variety of
creations including the traditional sand castle,
turtles, whales, crabs, dinosaur bones, an Aus-
tralian flag, Darth Vader and even a Poo Emoji.
A large crowd gathered for the announcement
of the winners, with prizes awarded in all cat-
egories before visitors admired the creations
and took photos then headed down to the sau-
Beachgoers were creative in their choice of sand castles at Sandy Point, with the Poo
Emoji proving popular.
No shortage of
A dinosaur was an impressive creation by youngsters at the Sandy Point Beach Sand
Castle Competition last Tuesday.
This F1 Car was another notable entry in
the Sand Castle Competition.
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