Portsea erosion: laws of nature ignored

COMMENT – By Jenny Warfe PHOTOS of recent erosion at Portsea beach show what happens when supposed experts ignore the fundamental laws of nature, and continue to throw millions of dollars of ta...

No counter staff for Somerville police

POLICE have all but confirmed there will be no public service counter at the soon-to-be-opened Somerville police station. Acting chief commissioner Tim Cartwright says he does not think the demand wi...

Hopes for a free ride crushed

FIVE unregistered motorbikes have been destroyed after being seized by police. The vehicles were among nine mini-bikes, motorbikes and one motorised scooter impounded under an amendment to a Morningt...

Millions for ‘flood mitigation’ work

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is spending millions of dollars to reduce the risk of flooding with big projects completed or about to start in Mt Eliza and Mornington. They are part of Mornington Peninsu...

Enter the Dragon to clean up streets

IN the first weekend of their crackdown on vandalism Hastings police handed out dozens of warnings and made three arrests. The “zero tolerance” Operation Dragon was started a week ago to counter a ri...

Talk ends as reservoir land decision looms

ARGUMENTS for and against the rezoning of South East Water’s decommissioned reservoir land in Mt Eliza for housing were put to a state government planning panel meeting in Rosebud last week. The pane...

Customers scammed by skimmers

BANK customers are being warned to watch out for skimming devices being fitted to some Mornington Peninsula branch ATMs. A Bendigo Bank customer at Dromana got a shock to find her savings account “cl...

Man arrested after weapons warrant

A 42-year-old Langwarrin man will face court after Frankston detectives executed a warrant in Landhill Close yesterday. Police entered the residential property and arrested the man around 3.30pm. The...

Foreshore car park plan ‘off course’

THE shire council has released a draft management plan for Safety Beach foreshore that will guide its use over the next 15 years. But Safety Beach Foreshore Landscape Committee is concerned replantin...

Extra turn lane may cause jams

CONTRACTORS working for VicRoads returned to the task of constructing a second right-hand turn lane at Mornington’s busiest intersection last week after a delay of about five weeks due to “an issue w...