Portsea beach bill $20.42m

RECOMMENDED ways to protect Portsea beach from erosion for the next 50 years vary in cost from $2.2 million to $32.5m. However, consultants hired by the state government say that only two of five opt...

Scammers hit tourist hot spot

ONE of the main Mornington Peninsula tourist drawcards has lost an estimated $40,000 in an on-line ticketing scam. Peninsula Hot Springs, at Fingal, is one of at least nine high profile Victorian ven...

Arrest after Main Ridge hit run

Police have arrested a woman after a hit run collision in Main Ridge yesterday. The 27-year-old male cyclist has been hospitalized with critical injuries after colliding with her car on Shands Road a...

Charges follow home invasion 

A MORNINGTON man is expected to be charged with home invasion and aggravated burglary on Wednesday afternoon after a  break-in to a Frankston North house, 3.45am, yesterday (Tuesday 4 April). Detecti...

The Club’s massive rent rise

THE rent paid by the Hastings Club for premises in Marine Parade is about to be increased tenfold. The club has been paying $4000 a year since 1996, but Mornington Peninsula Shire last week decided t...

Shops plan changed to save heritage

A POTENTIAL loss of heritage was taken into consideration in assessing a permit application to redevelop a group of shops in Main St, Mornington. This has resulted in three shopfronts being retained ...

Residents sign off on boat ramps

IF signatures on a petition are anything to go by, Rye will not be getting a fourth boat launching ramp. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have received two petitions about an extra ramp, with 3...

Cruden Farm plan on the way

CHANGE may be coming to Cruden Farm amid signs a property developer is showing an interest in the Langwarrin homestead. The idyllic 54-hectare estate was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s home for eight decad...

Traders fear losses to mega-market

MYSTERY still surrounds the identity of the supermarket eyeing the site of the former Masters store on Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington. The $4 million development proposal lodged with Mornington Peni...

Pier fix must wait out winter

A WORKS barge and hydraulic crane will this week be used to remove five of Mornington pier’s storm damaged concrete wave protection panels. Marine infrastructure contractor P W Johnson Constructions ...