Call to cut freeway noise

MEMBERS of a Safety Beach action group are frustrated that VicRoads has done little to curb increased traffic noise on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. They say the noise deprives them of sleep, cau...

Shire off line in train talks

Mornington Peninsula Shire wants Hastings, not Baxter, to be the end of the line when it comes to an electrified railway. The Labor state government has started a study to assess the cost benefits of...

Hunt on for foreshore tree loppers

CAPEL Sound residents suspected of cutting down trees to improve their bay views are being targeted by the area’s committee of management. “Over recent months we’ve had a number of incidents where ve...

Man dies following Mt Eliza collision

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a fatal collision following a pursuit in Mt Eliza on 14 April. Police attempted to intercept a silver Commodore sedan alleged to have b...

Jetty gets ready for gas

THE Port of Hastings Development Authority has started preparing the Crib Point jetty for a floating gas terminal “should the project proceed”. In a letter to residents dated 24 April the development...

Big bucks for rail but timing means everything

A PLEDGE to spend $225 million to electrify rail tracks from Frankston to Baxter was the big ticket item for the region in last week’s federal budget. Federal Liberal Treasurer Scott Morrison confirm...

Shire on board for island ferry plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council will push the state government to fully finance a $80.3 million car ferry link between Stony Point and Cowes. Despite some local opposition, the council believes th...

Plea to end ‘cruel’ freeway clearing

WILDLIFE carers are apprehensive as they wait to hear from VicRoads about timelines for the second round of clearing vegetation from the Mornington Peninsula freeway. The initial clearing of establis...

Mayor backs port plans

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne thinks the floating gas terminal proposal for Crib Point is “a good thing”. Cr Payne, speaking on ABC radio on Monday, said the area between Crib Point...

Overnight stay plan for historic church

WORK has started to restore a 150-year-old Anglican church at Moorooduc. The church, built in 1863, had been left unused for nearly two decades before builder Stephen Foster decided it was worth savi...