Groups join forces for clean-up

MEMBERS of the community group fighting plans for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point on Sunday joined forces with international environment group 4Ocean to clean up the Hastings foreshore. Rob Kno...

Anger over state planning takeover

A STATE government-appointed advisory committee will decide whether a second German-based supermarket chain can open a store in Mornington. Planning Minister Richard Wynne has told Mornington Peninsu...

Guards lowered, Defence Road open

DEFENCE Road in Point Nepean National Park has been reopened after being closed for nine-weeks. Parks Victoria says the road repairs which caused the closure were part of the state government’s “comm...

Talk about the coast

THE main speaker might be there to talk about waste, but the threats of climate change and erosion of beaches are also certain to feature in next month’s “community coastal forum”. Orgainsed by Morni...

Shire starts search for next CEO

NATIONAL recruitment firm McArthur has been hired to find suitable candidates for the CEO’s job at Mornington Peninsula Shire. The nearly $400,000 a year position has been held by Carl Cowie for the ...

Weather a break for ‘emergency’ works

A BREAK in the weather last week allowed the start of “emergency works” to prevent further erosion of cliffs at Mt Martha Beach North. Heavy earthmoving equipment was driven up the beach from the for...

Cold water concerns for whale calf

WHALE researchers are hoping a humpback whale calf born off Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island will be able to reach warmer waters. It is the youngest ever humpback spotted in Victorian waters and only th...

Sports club’s ‘win’ on rent

AFTER nearly two years of sometimes acrimonious debate, Mornington Peninsula Shire has increased the rent for land leased by the Hastings Cricket and Football Social Club in Marine Parade. However, t...

Dog rangers’ summer beach bungle

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire rangers spent summer warning dog owners off a beach at Mt Martha even though the 80 metre strip of sand is a leash-free area. The rangers visited the beach more than 40 tim...

Councillors cleared to claim child care

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have been reassured they can claim child care costs for more than one child and child care agency fees. Councillors last week voted to amend the Councillor Expe...