Mayor set to end the party

NEW Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne last week defended proposed laws regulating short stay rental accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula. Under the tough new law property owners co...

Warrant for Jessica Cantwell

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Jessica Cantwell. The 23-year-old Mount Martha woman is wanted for failing to appear at court in relation to traffic offences. Cantwell is kn...

Tighter rules in wake of flood risk

STRICTER planning rules are likely to be brought in for land around Western Port threatened by rising sea levels. The need to add a “land subject to inundation” (LSIO) overlay to the Mornington Penin...

Public talk about shifting sands

BEACH users, beach box owners and residents will next Saturday be presented with options for combating the sand loss and cliff erosion that has led to the closure of Mt Martha north beach. A study in...

Union sees ‘disgrace’ in lease deal

THE decision to lease out the running of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s aquatic and leisure centres to Belgravia Leisure has been blasted as “disgraceful” by a union official in a letter sent to all sh...

Cr Payne takes over ‘paradise’

FORMER deputy mayor Cr Bryan Payne, of Nepean ward, is the new mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire. The now retired Cr Payne, whose previous jobs included being CEO of several municipalities, was ele...

Call for time limit on party house laws

SHORT-TERM rental provider Stayz wants proposed local laws regulating “party houses” on the Mornington Peninsula to be rescinded once the state government introduces blanket controls. Under the shire...

Police investigate Peninsula Link collision

Somerville Highway Patrol are appealing for witnesses after a car collided into a tow truck on Peninsula Link on Monday. Officers have been told that a Holden Commodore sedan was travelling southboun...

New ferry for French Island service

A BRAND new vessel, purpose built to operate the French Island Ferry service, has arrived in Westernport Bay this week and has begun daily operation. The new MV Naturaliste is an impressive 95 passen...

Hotel’s revamp ‘too big to handle alone’

CONTINENTAL Hotel proprietor Julian Gerner has put the historic Sorrento pub back on the market after “coming to the conclusion that [its redevelopment] is too big a project to handle alone”. He now ...