Gas pipeline ‘reports’ at drop-in talks

TECHNICAL reports supporting applications to build a gas pipeline from Crib Point to Pakenham will be available at “community sessions” at Balnarring, Hastings and Crib Point. The proposed $160-$200 ...

Pressure builds against quarry expansion

IT took less than one week for more than 1000 signatures to be added to a petition protesting at the reopening of a quarry in Boundary Road, Dromana. Hillview Quarries wants to reopen and expand the ...

Planning doubts hit property prices

BUILDERS, real estate agents and vendors are bracing themselves for the effects of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s proposed Housing Settlement Strategy even before it is implemented. The broad aim of th...

No time to party – angry neighbour

A ROSEBUD resident says the shire’s supposedly tougher “party house” rules are not solving the problem because “no one answers my complaint calls after hours”. Ken Sapwell says he is being “driven to...

Libs ‘united’ against gas plan

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt has signalled his opposition to power company AGL’s plans for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Mr Hunt on Monday said he had “long argued that South Port [sic] is not the ...

Division over cliffside clearing

THE owner of a new home being built on a Mornington clifftop has received council permission to clear vegetation down to Mills beach for an inclinator. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s executive manager ...

Flooded car park dampens appetites for classes

TOOTGAROOK Primary School parents and pupils are considering donning flippers and facemasks to negotiate “massive puddles” outside the school at drop-off and pick-up times. Parent Rebecca Coghlan sai...

Anger over quarry ‘bypass’

STATE Planning Minister Richard Wynne is under fire for allowing Hillview Quarries to bypass Mornington Peninsula Shire and begin investigating the environmental effects of reopening a quarry at Drom...

Hundreds at power protest

MORE than 400 protesters have made it clear that they do not want a floating gas import terminal at Crib Point or a pilot hydrogen export plant at Hastings. Sunday’s rally at Hastings foreshore – und...

Islanders, MP want development details

ABOUT 45 French Island residents met with Hastings MP Neale Burgess on Sunday 1 July to air their concerns about a lack of information over redevelopment plans for the former McLeod prison farm. The ...