Shire wants state money to rebuild sports centre

SPECIALIST sports consultants have been hired to source state government money to rebuild the Somerville Recreation Centre which burnt down in May last year. Mornington Peninsula Shire has set aside ...

Shire seeks easier path

IN the face of widespread criticism, Mornington Peninsula Shire is now calling for comment on the process it uses to bill residents when apportioning footpath construction costs. Without specifically...

Revolt over shire ‘muzzle’ bid

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have rejected a proposed media policy that limited their ability to make public statements and have “off the record” conversations with journalists. The draft s...

Market call for auction man

AUCTIONEER Andy Reid will be wielding his hammer and hoping his voice will draw a crowd of football fans when he steps up at Mornington’s Wednesday market on 28 June. For 20 minutes from midday Mr Re...

Two sides, but different coin for shire towns

THE imbalance in spending of ratepayers’ money across the Mornington Peninsula is starkly shown in amounts allocated for Australia Day, a national celebration aimed at bringing communities closer tog...

Clean Ocean goes national to track marine pollution

A NEW database will provide the public with details about sewage being poured into the ocean, estuaries and rivers. The database developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation, which successfully campaigned...

Delight as plovers fly into record books

USUALLY the bad news story of the breeding season, hooded plovers on the Mornington Peninsula this year have set a new record with 13 chicks taking to the air. The successful breeding season coincide...

Anger over new planning rules

THE state government has adopted new planning rules that open the way for three-storey houses in towns across the Mornington Peninsula. Previously protected by restrictive planning overlays, the shir...

Bay becomes a regular stop-off for killer whales

KILLER whales, or orcas, have returned to Port Phillip. A group photographed off Point Nepean included a male known as Ripple, who has been tracked and catalogued by whale watchers since 2005. Marine...