Quarry effects to be assessed

STATE Planning Minister Richard Wynne has agreed to studies being undertaken into the environmental and social impacts likely to be caused by reopening the old Pioneer quarry in Boundary Road, Droman...

Rally against power plans

A RALLY to “save Western Port from two threats” is being held next month at Hastings. Rally organisers say the threats come from power company AGL’s plan to moor a 300 metre long floating gas termina...

‘Market test’ for CEO’s job

ADVERTISEMENTS will soon be running for Mornington Peninsula Shire’s top job – chief executive officer. Held by Carl Cowie for the past four years, the CEO’s job comes with a package of nearly $400,0...

Contracts ‘advance’ AGL’s gas plan

POWER company AGL sees two agreements signed on Tuesday (12 June) as “advancing” its plans to moor a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. The company said one of the agreements “enables berth upgrade...

Shire turns down US style barbie

ASPIRATIONS of a barbecue restaurant at Red Hill to double its number of diners have been dampened by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Red Gum BBQ, which bills itself as “the most authentic Southern Ameri...

Call for input on foreshore plan

TO the north, cliffs are eroding and sand has disappeared from the beach. In the south, the sand accumulates near a rocky headland. Balcombe Estuary effectively divides Mt Martha’s two beaches with d...

Probe into $3m legal tender

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have given themselves the right to get legal advice from lawyers other than those recommended by council officers. A $3 million legal services tender, which spe...

Watch out: the whales are coming

AMATEUR whale spotters are being called on to provide data on the number of whales swimming past the Mornington Peninsula. With the help of these citizen scientists the Two Bays Whale Project was las...

Boardwalk opens new views at Point Leo

IN the end, it took just one cut with the scissors for the beach at Point Leo to be more accessible to the public. The ribbon cutting by former Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula presi...

Brake on Hastings electric train

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has watered down its demands to electrify the railway line between Frankston and Hastings. An “advocacy paper” released by the shire earlier this month stated that electrif...