Anger over quarry ‘bypass’

STATE Planning Minister Richard Wynne is under fire for allowing Hillview Quarries to bypass Mornington Peninsula Shire and begin investigating the environmental effects of reopening a quarry at Drom...

Hundreds at power protest

MORE than 400 protesters have made it clear that they do not want a floating gas import terminal at Crib Point or a pilot hydrogen export plant at Hastings. Sunday’s rally at Hastings foreshore – und...

Islanders, MP want development details

ABOUT 45 French Island residents met with Hastings MP Neale Burgess on Sunday 1 July to air their concerns about a lack of information over redevelopment plans for the former McLeod prison farm. The ...

Water ‘saviour’ of green wedge

THE availability of a “resilient” water supply is seen as one of the key factors in the “protection” of green wedge-zoned areas on the Mornington Peninsula. Mornington Peninsula Shire and South East ...

$12,000 theft a blow to men’s shed

DROMANA Men’s Shed members are reeling after tools worth $12,000 were stolen from their Pier Street premises last week. Club vice-president Graeme Morris said the intruders may have cased the buildin...

Man arrested following Hastings robbery and assault

Police have arrested a man following a robbery and an assault in Hastings earlier this morning. The incident took place on High Street just after 2am on Saturday 30 June. The victim, a 40-year-old Ha...

Islanders oppose prison farm ‘vision’

FRENCH Island residents concerned about ambitious plans by Chinese investors to turn the rural hamlet into a “second Phillip Island” will discuss their fears with Hastings MP Neale Burgess this Sunda...

Swastikas ‘repugnant’, says civil rights group

THE daubing of a red swastika on a gum tree outside Bittern train station has drawn condemnation from members of a leading civil rights organisation. Hastings police are also trying to track down the...

Quarry effects to be assessed

STATE Planning Minister Richard Wynne has agreed to studies being undertaken into the environmental and social impacts likely to be caused by reopening the old Pioneer quarry in Boundary Road, Droman...

Planning to restrict urban growth

RESTRICTIONS on urban expansion and strong rural subdivision controls are at the heart of the draft Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge Management Plan. The plan was released for public comment at last ...