Wind farm hope from China

YARINGA boat harbour developer Stefan Borzecki has sold his 200-hectare French Island property to a Chinese company that may be able to realise his dream of establishing a wind farm capable of poweri...

Call to tax the tourists

TOURISM is being suggested as a way for Mornington Peninsula Shire to pay for the $56 million Rosebud aquatic centre. There seems no end to the peninsula’s popularity with tourists and visitors and, ...

Camping discounts end after ‘strategic’ success

DISCOUNT packages at some Mornington Peninsula foreshore camping grounds have been withdrawn because of their success. The mayor Cr David Gill said the cheaper packages for pre-and post-peak times we...

Small shovel start for big pool

SMALL shovelfuls of earth last week ceremoniously marked the start of construction work on the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. No hard hats or hi vis work wear was needed when the mayor, Cr David Gill was jo...

Fee hikes put the squeeze on campers

REGULAR campers along the Rye and Sorrento foreshores are being hit with big site fee increases while campers at Rosebud are not. Many families, some who have been camping at Rye for more than 50 yea...

Time and tide running out for jet-ski hoons

THE tide is turning against jet-ski hoons who face curbs on their antics at popular bay beaches. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council wants Maritime Safety Victoria to bring in tough new laws, possibly...

Shire to back airshow if permit sought

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s requirement that Peninsula Aero Club conform to planning rules could jeopardise the staging of next year’s air show at Tyabb airfield. Club president Jack Vevers sees the...

Gas delay an ‘opportunity’

AN announcement that AGL is delaying its plans to import gas through Crib Point by one year has renewed calls for the power companies and governments to work towards “a real renewable energy future”....

Government’s $10m injection for hospital

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt was back at The Bays Hospital, Mornington last week signing off on the federal government’s $10 million promise for a “comprehensive cancer centre”. The money, announced by Mr H...