Mayor backs climate plan at Paris talks

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Graham Pittock and his council colleague Hugh Fraser have backed Australia’s stand at the Paris climate talks. Mingling with world leaders at the United Nations clima...

Call for compo if port expands

A BUSINESS case for expanding the Port of Hastings should include compensation the owners of property affected by dredging in the bay. Experts estimate 24 million cubic metres of spoil will be dredge...

Billson quits politics, puts family first

DUNKLEY will have a new elected representative after the next federal election. That result a certainty after Liberal MP Bruce Billson announced he is quitting politics last week. In a statement rele...

Power line fire fears

LINEMEN are scrambling to replace up to 30 kilometres of faulty power lines on the Mornington Peninsula amid fears they could cause bushfires. This follows claims that sparks from faulty lines have t...

Comment sought on bushland fire plans

RESIDENTS living near shire bushland reserves or with an interest in them can contribute to new fuel management plans released by the council last week. The shire has 233 bushland reserves and draft ...

Nets ban snares fishermen

THE lost campaign to continue commercial fish netting in Port Phillip has had a devastating impact on established participants. One Rye fisherman of long standing was too upset to talk last week with...

‘Destination’ given cash to get moving

THE Destination Rosebud project, part of the state government’s Interface Growth Fund, was launched earlier this month at Rosebud pier. Eastern Victorian Region MP Daniel Mulino did the honours, alon...

Hot days trigger early beach reports

THE Environment Protection Authority has started testing water quality at Port Phillip beaches a month earlier than planned after a warmer than usual spring. The authority checks if the water is suit...

Hospitals on notice over carpark fees

HOSPITALS have been ordered to review car parking fees after a review found some regular patients and visitors are financially burdened with hefty costs due to repeat visits. The Labor state governme...