Tourism can have downside

RYE Community Group Alliance president Mechelle Cheers is worried about the impact of tourism on the Mornington Peninsula’s animals, vegetation and people. “This is a conversation that needs to be ha...

Man found stabbed at Mt Eliza

A man was found with multiple stab wounds and facial fractures on the grounds of St Thomas More Primary School, Mt Eliza, Thursday 5 October. Tradies working on the Canadian Bay Rd site found the man...

Shire eyes ‘port’ land

THE state government is being asked to explain the future use of hundreds of hectares of land set aside to cater for the demands of the now abandoned container port at Hastings. The land around Weste...

‘Insights’ gained from China trip – mayor

VISITS to waste treatment plants in China by a councillor and two Mornington Peninsula Shire executives “brings new insights into alternative waste technology on the peninsula”, according to a shire ...

Shire knocks back projects

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has taken a hard line against two property developers whose projects do “not enhance, protect or respond to the valued character of the peninsula and our historic S...

Alarm over possible power loss

A GROUP of Western Port residents took their concerns over potential power outages in the hectic summer period to Hastings MP Neale Burgess last week. “We put to him our personal concerns about the e...

State ‘no’ to fence for the Pillars

THE failure of a plan to fence off the Pillars cliff jumping spot at Mt Martha is likely to see increasing numbers of visitors to the natural attraction. Although dedicated through various policies t...

Lobbying campaign gets facelift

AN ALLIANCE of six councils that lobbies state and federal governments for investment in the south east has been rebadged and relaunched but ratepayers are in the dark about how much the renewed lobb...

Ferry plan gets down to business

THE lengthy process of formulating a business case for a car ferry from Stony Point to Cowes, Phillip Island goes a step forward next month with a series of public and industry meetings. On Friday 6 ...

Sports centres go private

FIVE Mornington Peninsula Shire-owned sports and leisure centres will be managed from 29 October by a private company that manages more than 120 other centres across Australia. Belgravia Leisure will...