Review identifies ‘pressure points’

STATE government decisions have been identified in a shire planning scheme review as the major threat to the effectiveness of the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme. The scheme, which began in May ...

Dinner date for fire safety

VICTORIAN Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp was the guest speaker at a dinner for local fire brigades at the Safety Beach Sailing Club, Thursday 8 November. Mornington Peninsula Shire Co...

Five stars for councillors

Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have given themselves the right to stay in five-star accommodation. An amendment to the Councillor Expenses Reimbursement, Resources and Facilities Policy adopt...

Tender rules tighten to ban gifts to staff

Contract managers at Mornington Peninsula Shire have been banned from accepting “gifts, benefits or hospitality” from companies or individuals supplying the tens of millions of dollars in goods or se...

New CEO has ‘commitment to local democracy’

A MAN with “extensive local government experience in the UK combined with commercial expertise developed as lead partner at both Ernst and Young and KPMG in the UK and Australia” is Mornington Penins...

Labor’s late start in Nepean

The Labor Party has finally announced its candidate for the seat of Nepean being vacated by retiring MP, Martin Dixon. The choice of Chris Brayne, above, comes months after the Liberals’ Russell Jose...

Libs catch ‘boaties’ vote with first cast

CAMPAIGNING for the 24 November state election is already underway, although just one of the major parties seems to have acknowledged the existence of the Mornington Peninsula. With the peninsula’s t...

Liberal Nationals take law and order to the polls

HASTINGS Liberal MP Neale Burgess is ramping up the law-and-order debate while campaigning for the November state election. He said a Liberal Nationals Government would focus on having “more police o...

Plan sets out a Dromana ‘vision’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has adopted the Dromana Township Plan and Residential Investigation Area Report. This follows a review of the township and surrounding residential areas that was pr...

Leadership spills divide MPs

A BRUTAL week in Canberra as the Liberal Party bickered over its leadership has seen local federal MPs support different potential leaders. Dunkley MP Chris Crewther nailed his vote publicly to incom...