Shire changes track on Hastings line

Mornington Peninsula Shire has changed tack and virtually ruled out backing Baxter as the end of the electrified train line from Frankston. Shire councillors last week signalled they want an electrif...

Hydrogen plant to get all clear

A PILOT plant at Hastings to turn hydrogen gas into liquid before being shipped to Japan is scheduled to be operating by 2020. The state government has effectively bypassed Mornington Peninsula Shire...

Asbestos work alarms neighbours

FEATHERS were flying in Red Hill last week when neighbours discovered asbestos sheeting was being removed from a disused chicken shed near their properties. Monique Soames said she and her neighbours...

No government support for fencing at The Pillars

THE state government is still undecided about a temporary fence being built at The Pillars cliff jumping site despite a plea by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for its help in controlling summer h...

Super store could ‘destroy’ gateway

A HUGE multi-national supermarket outside the existing commercial zone in Mornington would “destroy the prominent entry gateway to [Mornington]”. The warning comes from Mornington Peninsula Shire Cou...

Make supermarket giant ‘compete fairly’

THE state government is handing the German supermarket chain Kaufland an “unfair advantage over local shops by going around local government planning processes”, a rival operator has claimed. Co-owne...

‘Progress’ leave victims homeless

THE threatened felling of a large pine tree at the rear of a Rosebud property has neighbours fearing for the plight of an active magpie nest. Kerry-Anne Ledwidge, of The Broadway, who lives next door...

Call for new direction at Seawinds

FOUR of the five board members of the Seawinds Community Hub have resigned in what is being described as a “turbulent” period for the centre which opened in 2012. This follows the lodging of a petiti...

Rosebud police to the roo rescue

Rosebud police were on hand at Safety Beach on Saturday afternoon to give a lost kangaroo a second chance. They responded to numerous calls that a kangaroo was in the water just off Marine Drive abou...

Police arrest escapee Caleb Pavlovic

Police have arrested Caleb Pavlovic who was wanted on warrant after he allegedly escaped from the Frankston Magistrates’ Court yesterday (23 October). The 20-year-old Hastings man had been remanded i...