New laws flagged for ‘party houses’

OWNERS of so-called “party houses” on the Mornington Peninsula will be in for a tougher time if a new local law gets the nod. The proposal, which the shire says is the first of its kind in the state,...

Police investigate Bittern aggravated burglary

Police are searching for a number of people following an aggravated burglary in Bittern this morning. It is believed three males attended a premises on Stony Point Road just after 3.30am and accessed...

Foot found on beach

HUMAN remains found washed up on the beach at Fingal are thought to be those of a 78-year-old fisherman who was swept off rocks at Blairgowrie, Sunday 29 October. A woman walking along Gunnamatta bea...

Ansett land sale raises concerns

THE sale of the final parcel of land held by the trustees of the late Sir Reginald Ansett estate in Mt Eliza next month is being described by the selling agents as having potential for “redevelopment...

Bay rays win protection

A CAMPAIGN to save stingrays in Port Phillip Bay has made authorities act to increase protection for the animals dubbed “the puppies of the sea” by environmentalists. The Labor state government annou...

Eye-say! New machine a ‘game changer’

EYE emergencies can now be treated on the southern peninsula, thanks to the installation of an eyeConnect device at Rosebud Hospital. Described as “world-class healthcare on your doorstep” by Peninsu...

Alex Nation face of Peninsula Cup

The peninsula’s favourite sporting and events destination is ramping up for another stellar day trackside on Sunday 5 November when Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup Day takes centre stage following Victoria D...

Beach ‘repairs’ could cost $4m

IT could cost up to $4 million to prevent further erosion of the cliffs and beach at Mt Martha beach north. If not fixed, the crumbling cliffs will remain a threat to the stability of Esplanade and t...

MPs split over assisted dying bill

TWO of the four MPs whose electorates cover Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula voted against the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed by the Victorian Parliament’s lower house. The upper house is...