Green wedge plan comments sought

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s draft 2018 Green Wedge Management Plan is open for public comment. The draft plan aims to identify the long-term vision, objectives and actions for the sustainable use an...

Boundary changes ‘best for basketball’

A SPORTING group criticised by federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther in Parliament earlier this year wants electorate boundaries changed in a move that would put the seat within reach of a Labor ...

Electorate change objections mount

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire council has lodged objections to boundary changes to the Dunkley electorate that would see Mornington and the northern part of Baxter move into the Flinders electorate. Shi...

MP disagrees with boundary changes

FEDERAL Liberal MP Chris Crewther is lobbying the Australian Electoral Commission to prevent boundary changes to his electorate of Dunkley. Mr Crewther, who won the seat at the 2016 federal election ...

CEO’s trip top draw on gift list

THE entry made by CEO Carl Cowie on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s gifts register is by far the most valuable yet recorded. Mr Cowie’s estimated value of a Mediterranean cruise undertaken by he and his...

Former ABC exec hired by shire

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s new communications executive manager Randal Mathieson has a background in marketing and promotion. During his time at the Australian Broadcasting Commission Mr Mathieson ...

Overseas trip for election view

CR HUGH Fraser will be one of several observers from the Mornington Peninsula at next month’s parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste. Along with members of the shire-backed Friends of Lospalos Commun...

Community priorities ‘reflected’ in budget

EXTRA spending on capital works and community services are features of the proposed Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s 2018-19 budget released last week. The document, which is on public exhibition...

Shire to open office in Melbourne

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is opening a “satellite” office for its planners in central Melbourne. Councillors last week approved spending up to $60,000 to rent an office in the city for 12 months. Th...