Shire proceeds with club rent rise

DESPITE strong opposition, Mornington Peninsula Shire is determined to force a massive increase in the rent it receives from the Hastings Cricket and Football Social Club. Councillors last week decid...

Sand loss threatens Lord Mayor’s Camp beach

LONG-time Portsea visitor Tony Clemenger warns that immediate action is needed to protect Portsea front beach near the Portsea camp, which began as the Lord Mayor’s Camp for Country Children in 1946....

Councillor pays for study tour

AFTER “acrimonious debate” Mornington Peninsula Shire last week knocked back a request for Cr Simon Brooks to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties UN conference at Bonn in November from his stud...

Foreign tourists ‘generate jobs and money’

MOONLIT Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park director Michael Johnson sees no problem with 61,000 international visitors coming to the Mornington Peninsula each year. He says Rye Community Group Alli...

Carjacking in Rye

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an aggravated carjacking in Rye last week. Investigators have been told a man was walking back to his van which was parked on Ozone Street on Mo...

Bad day for Ferrari in Mornington

A 51-year-old man has had his Ferrari impounded after he was allegedly caught travelling more than 50km/h over the speed limit in Mornington this afternoon. The red 1987 coupe was clocked at 132km/h ...

Ute may offer clue to suspect

POLICE investigating a series of wilful and obscene exposures occurring since 2013 in Frankston and surrounding areas have released a picture of the suspect’s work car in the hope he may be ide...

Woman injured after car into house in Mornington

POLICE are being assisted by CFA and SES crews at the scene of an accident in which a 60-year-old woman drove her car into a house in Steedman Dr, Mornington, Tuesday 10 October. The car crossed the ...

VicRoads stops shredding after outcry

VICROADS has called a halt to the wholesale clearing of vegetation on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, between Mt Martha and Rosebud, following a storm of protest by wildlife carers and residents. R...

A council that’s on the move

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is continuing to look far and wide for innovation and inspiration with two councillors and its top executive preparing to pack their bags for overseas and interstate travel...