Pressure for aquatic centre

A GROUNDSWELL of support is building for a Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre with a community meeting on Wednesday 8 March agreeing to “bringing the need for an aquatic centre to Mornington Peninsula...

Island ferry out to tender

THE state government is promising strict contract conditions to ensure a reliable ferry service from Stony Point to French and Phillip islands. Public Transport Victoria is offering a five-year contr...

Concerns over ‘mega’ market

AN application for a $4 million “mega” supermarket on the site of the former Masters store on Mornington-Tyabb Rd is causing concerns among planners. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is assessing a...

Helpers flock to school after rampage

A “COUPLE of dills” who went on a vandalism spree at Rosebud Primary School last week are no match for the “many thousands of wonderful people” in the school community. Principal Stephen Fisher, who ...

Artists rally to save iconic site

PRESSURE is mounting to stop demolition of the iconic building that once housed Manyung Gallery in Mt Eliza. More than 400 people signed a petition in just three days to prevent the loss of the build...

Hastings costliest port option

THE latest “discussion paper” released by Infrastructure Victoria estimates building a container port at Hastings will cost more than double that of developing a new port at Bay West, inside Port Phi...

Failed bid to end booze ban

BOOZE on the ratepayers’ tab was nearly back on the menu at Mornington Peninsula Shire when councillors considered revising their councillor expenses policy. A bid by Cr Hugh Fraser to reintroduce al...

Merger talks follow footpath fight

LAST year’s protests which forced Mornington Peninsula Shire to scrap its plans for a concrete footpath in Somers has prompted talk of a new community supergroup to represent residents in the s...

Food stays on the table at community sit downs

DINNERS will still be dished out to ratepayers who sit down to break bread with councillors at regular community council meetings despite some misgivings about the cost of the meals. The meetings, he...

Bid to ‘save’ Rye reserve

RYE residents are being asked to help shape the future of the community and have a say on what happens to 7.2 hectares of vacant land in French St. A group of residents have set up a campaign website...