Signs tell Ranelagh story

SIX large signs telling the history of heritage-listed Ranelagh Estate have been installed at Mt Eliza. Ranelagh was designed in 1924 by world-renowned American architects, planners and designers Wal...

First ‘tech fest’

THE Mornington Peninsula and Frankston’s first entrepreneurship and technology festival starts on Friday with a business breakfast and a three-day “hackathon”. The event is a joint venture between th...

Smoking banned

A BAN on smoking in all commercial outdoor dining areas in Victoria came into effect last Tuesday, 1 August. The ban covers all restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops and licensed premises, including bee...

Steady as she goes on alcohol policy

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has a new Alcohol Management Policy, but it reads the same as the one adopted this time last year. Just three submissions from members of the public were received before th...

Art inspiration from flesh-eating ulcer

ARTIST Vicki Sullivan’s entry in this year’s prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is Professor Daniel O’Brien. It’s not a familiar name to most people but his work on the Bairnsdale ulcer i...

Three-storey zones causing confusion

CONFUSION over which parts of the peninsula are subject to new rules allowing three-storey houses followed the first of three community meetings about state government planning changes. The shire has...

Polio grant from ‘right’ health minister

POLIO support lobbyist Fran Henke of Hastings is the first to admit she has been “gently nagging” her local federal MP Greg Hunt for many years about the unmet needs of Australia’s polio survivors. W...

Three flags celebrate history and culture

THREE flags were raised at the “hut by the sea” at Hastings to mark the start of NAIDOC Week. “Hut by the sea” is the English translation of the Boon Wurrung phrase Willum Warrain, the name of the Ab...

Push for dredging not seawall at Portsea

BUILDING a seawall at Portsea means the iconic beach will never return, says the man who successfully lobbied the state government to investigate massive erosion that started in 2009 and led to the l...

Shire call-up against planning changes

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is enlisting peninsula community groups in its campaign to oppose state government planning changes. The changes include allowing developers to build three-storey houses up...