New fence creates problems

The mayor Cr David Gill was posing for photographs next to a wire and concrete fence designed to stop cliffs jumping at The Pillars, Mt Martha when, as if on cue, an ambulance appeared on the Esplana...

Shore watch for jet ski ‘hoons’

JET ski hoons are increasingly being monitored from the shore. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) says it has more officers using on-shore surveillance of jet skis which are “a growing risk to safety”. T...

Animal cruelty reports on rise

FRANKSTON has come fourth on an RSPCA Victoria list showing the number of cruelty to animals reports during 2017 and 2018. The Mornington Peninsula was ninth on the list which was topped by Geelong. ...

‘Top’ seal makes four-day stopover

WHILE it’s not uncommon to find a seal on Mornington Peninsula beaches or rocky outcrops, this one that came ashore at Dromana was a bit of a mystery for onlookers. It looked different to the Austral...

Extra hurdle for AGL’s gas plan

POWER company AGL is now being called on by both the state and federal governments to provide further details about likely impacts of the floating gas import terminal it wants to operate at Crib Poin...

Fixers get toy Ted back on track

THERE was not much of Beth Young’s cycling teddy bear being thrown on the tip, but the mechanical toy is now up and rolling thanks to the volunteer “fixers” at the Mornington repair Cafe. Ms Young, 9...

Building a fence for summer at The Pillars

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is poised to start fencing off access to The Pillars cliff jumping site of the Esplanade, Mt Martha. The 450 metre wire mesh fence will run parallel to the road between Dea...

Shire cleans up messy dog laws

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s rangers have been using “conflicting” laws for the past eight years when issuing infringement notices to dog owners. The “discrepancy” was revealed only after “a diligent...

Arrests after wild nights at Rye

POLICE arrested nine people at Rye on Saturday following a series of drunken brawls that have been connected to schoolies’ celebrations. Police reinforcements and several specialist units were called...

Shire looks for help to avoid deeper pool debt

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have refused to lift the cost cap on the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. In March, the council capped the centre’s budget at $41.57m, but the latest estimates now put t...