The Somers Residents Association (SRA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, voluntary organization. Our role is to liaise and lobby where necessary, with representatives from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Victorian State and Federal Governments and relevant business leaders, on behalf of the community. Membership is open to full or part-time residents living within postcode 3927.
Located 72 km south east of Melbourne on the shores of Western Port Bay, Somers is located off the main road from Melbourne to Flinders.
Surrounded by sea, wineries, farmland and nature reserves, Somers is both an attractive destination for holiday makers and an excellent place to live for those who value a quieter lifestyle. Its semi isolation makes Somers a special place that retains an essentially rural character despite its proximity to Melbourne.
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SRA Photo Competition winners announced at SRA Open Day in January.
Unfortunately one of the winning photos can not be published in the rolling slides on this site, as it is not clear enough in the enlargement. However all winning entries can be seen by clicking on the names below.
Unfortunately none of the winners were present to receive their prizes personally however each was awarded an enlarged, framed copy of their winning entry and a $100 gift voucher from Ted’s Camera Store.
Prizes were jointly announced and presented by Gerry Lewis, SRA President; Beverley Cameron, a well known artist and sponsor of the competition, and Russell Joseph the endorsed Liberal candidate for the State seat of Nepean.
The judges were retired professional photographer Max Hem and photographic teacher and former SRA committee member Morag Seward.
The theme of the contest was “the essence of Somers, to demonstrate what Somers means to the photographer. Although there were only a small number of entries this time, by the interest shown on the day, we are looking forward to a greater response in 2018 as this will become an annual event.
The SRA would like to thank Mrs Beverley Cameron for her generous donation again this year, which enabled this competition.
In response to a request from MPS Council for their 2018-19 budget the SRA forwarded 2 submissions: –
1 An allowance to reconstruct and make safe Sandy Point Road, from the intersection of South Beach Rd to the intersection of Lord Somers Rd.
2 Undertake a study and draft revegetation plan for Somers, along Sandy Point, Lord Somers and Camp Hill roads.
We have recently heard that these submission will not be approved in the next budget however it is certainly worth continuing to submit requests as this was the way funding was obtained by the SRA for the improvement to Tasman Road and the Coolart Road bend near the Lord Somers camp.
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