Sewage flows onto Mt Eliza beach – again

A SECOND sewage pipe break near Mt Eliza beach on 1 November brought South East Water crews scurrying down with an excavator to cover a spill into Earimil Creek. This follows a similar spill in Septe...

New man at the helm

RED Hill Ward’s Cr David Gill has succeeded Cr Bryan Payne as mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire for 2018-19. He was elected at the annual council meeting on Monday 12 November. Briars Ward’s Cr Ros...

Peninsula boat ramps in disarray, says fishing body

THE Futurefish Foundation has slammed the standard of Mornington Peninsula’s boat ramps as a shambles. And it has called on the major political parties to remove the management of boat ramps away fro...

Hastings lawbreakers invited to smile for the camera

A SURVEILLANCE camera at a graffiti hot spot at Hastings is the latest tactic by Mornington Peninsula Shire to deter graffiti on the peninsula. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the camera, at the inters...

Green wedge protection promise applauded

PREMIER Daniel Andrews’ election promise last week to establish more parks and increase protection of green wedges has been welcomed by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The premier last week promi...

‘Error’ leads to Nazi classroom bungle

AN Education Department spokesperson has described as a “serious error of judgement” an incident in which Dromana Secondary College students wore and handled Nazi war memorabilia in the classroom. Th...

Police stretched in holiday crush

A LONG-SERVING officer has amplified fears the southern Mornington Peninsula is facing a desperate shortage of front-line police this holiday period. The 20-year veteran, who asked not to be named, s...

Shire changes track on Hastings line

Mornington Peninsula Shire has changed tack and virtually ruled out backing Baxter as the end of the electrified train line from Frankston. Shire councillors last week signalled they want an electrif...

Hydrogen plant to get all clear

A PILOT plant at Hastings to turn hydrogen gas into liquid before being shipped to Japan is scheduled to be operating by 2020. The state government has effectively bypassed Mornington Peninsula Shire...

Asbestos work alarms neighbours

FEATHERS were flying in Red Hill last week when neighbours discovered asbestos sheeting was being removed from a disused chicken shed near their properties. Monique Soames said she and her neighbours...