Labor plans port economic studies

THE Labor Party is promising a detailed economic study to determine the best site for Melbourne’s next major port if it wins the November election. “Hastings requires substantial investment in road a...

Work set to begin on new pavilion

WORK on a new $1.6 million sports pavilion at Fruitgrowers Reserve in Somerville will begin in August following announcement the construction contract has been awarded to Melbourne builder 4 Dimensio...

Record field for Red Hill poll

RED Hill ward voters will have a shire record 17 candidates to choose from when they cast their ballots for a new councillor on 23 August. The long list of names on the ballot paper is seen as a majo...

Thieves steal church’s gold and jewellery

THIEVES stole up to $300,000 worth of gold chains, watches, coins, rings and bangles from the Red Hill Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday afternoon. An iconic framed image of the Virgin Mary was left...

Hundreds mourn Davisons

HUNDREDS of mourners attended a memorial service on Sunday for Frankie and Liam Davison, who lost their lives in the MH17 plane disaster. Crowds flocked to Toorak College to pay tribute to the Mt Eli...

Older renters fear being homeless

THE spectre of homelessness in old age weighs heavily on those lacking the job prospects and mobility of someone younger. This is especially so for older renters. Adding to the threats posed by risin...

Galaxy queen takes on world

MISS Galaxy Australia title holder Jessica Martini is all set to jet off to the United States next weekend to compete for the international Miss Galaxy crown. The 26-year-old Hastings resident, who r...

Marina again battered by storm

BLAIRGOWRIE Yacht Squadron is playing down the effects of storm damage on its marina – despite the beach being littered with polystyrene beads broken off floating wave attenuators. The attenuators ha...

Who will come to the foreshore of dreams?

AS GAMBLES go, building the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre ranks with the punt of the Iowa farmer who, hearing a voice whisper “If you build it he will come”, ploughed in his corn crop and built a...

State backs point development

A PROMINENT Portsea family is behind a $100 million plan to make Point Nepean National Park “a world-class tourist destination and education precinct”. The Premier Denis Napthine was at the park’s Qu...