Path opens up peninsula possibilities

DEDICATED cyclist Graeme Rocke has a plan for a safe, easily accessible and environmentally responsible bike and foot path between the Peninsula Link Trail at Moorooduc with the Southern Peninsula Tr...

Uses for waste water

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is increasing its pressure for recycled waste water from the Eastern Treatment Plant made available for firefighting and agriculture. With a state election on 24 No...

Alarm over fire threat

BUSHFIRES classed as “catastrophic in consequence and of extreme risk” are “almost certain” at some stage on the Mornington Peninsula – possibly this summer. Areas threatened by this nightmare scenar...

Gifts top the list at athletics’ drawcard

THE running of the inaugural Hastings Gift with $8000 for the winners of the 120-metre men’s and women’s events will be the highlight of a sporting extravaganza to be held at the Thomas Barclay oval,...

Slipway is shipshape

A DIVER surveyed and repaired the well-worn slipway at Mornington Yacht Club last week to ensure it was capable of carrying heavy yachts. A relieved Commodore Bret Levenspiel said Thursday 27 Septemb...

High flying birthday wish comes true at 80

IT may have taken 50 years, but Rye grandmother Wendy Burgis has finally achieved her most treasured birthday wish: to jump out of a light plane. “It was great,” she said, recalling the daredevil jum...

Diesel back-up on power cut days

DIESEL generators have been brought onto the Mornington Peninsula to avoid power outages over summer. Outages can be expected up to five times each summer, usually when thousands of holiday-makers tu...

New homes for families at Crib Point

MODERN and affordable homes for low-income families will be built on the site of a former college at Crib Point which was being demolished this week. Habit for Humanity is building “at least five” si...

No great leap forward at The Pillars

DESPITE hours of meetings, speaking with residents, writing reports and to-ing and fro-ing with government departments, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is almost back to square one with its manage...

Call to ease the lot of rough sleepers

FRANKSTON is the third worst electorate for rough sleeping of all of the state’s 88 electorates, as well as the eighth worst for people living in rooming houses. The Nepean region – from Rye to Ports...