Shire ‘working through’ Pillars policy

THERE’S still no sign of fencing to close off the popular swimming spot the Pillars – as decreed by a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting on 24 January. At that meeting, councillors voted to e...

Sports centres ‘talks are not negotiations’

QUESTIONS over negotiations between Mornington Peninsula Shire and a Frankston Council-established company to possibly outsource the management of peninsula sports centres remain unanswered, despite ...

Council wait for pool options

HUNDREDS of signatures are being added to a petition calling for an aquatic centre at Rosebud. Pressure for a pool follows Mornington Peninsula Shire’s abandonment in 2014 of its long-held plans for ...

Light borrowing in the black by 2032

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is being urged to borrow almost $5 million over the next 15 years for a bulk street lighting LED upgrade. The new energy-saving lights would pay for themselves over the lon...

Rally call for stadium action

ABOUT 100 Western Port Basketball Association supporters sent out a clear message to the Mornington Peninsula Shire on Saturday – they want their stadium at Somerville rebuilt as soon as possible. Th...

Sports ‘in the swim’

A COMPANY set up by Frankston Council to manage swim centres has been negotiating with Mornington Peninsula Shire council to take over management of peninsula sports centres. Peninsula Leisure Pty Lt...

Schools’ budget pain and gain claims

SECONDARY schools in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula are set to be shortchanged by millions of dollars in federal funding over the next two years, according to figures released by the Victo...

Have a say on shire alcohol policy

THE need for a considered and comprehensive approach to alcohol management is underscored by statistics showing Mornington Peninsula residents are more at risk than elsewhere in the state. The draft ...

For better, for worse for drink drivers

Task Force Razon members caught a husband and wife allegedly drink driving less than two hours apart in Mornington over the weekend. Police attention was first drawn to the vehicle after watching it ...

Anger over stadium news black-out

WESTERN Port Basketball Association members are meeting on Saturday to protest at the lack of action and transparency in the rebuilding of the Somerville stadium which burnt down 12 months ago. Assoc...