‘All clear’ for speed cameras

THE Road Safety Camera Commissioner has backed the performance of the Peninsula Link speed cameras and reproached motorists contesting their fines. The commissioner, John Voyage, was asked to investi...

Shire slows down for safety

EFFORTS being made to cut the road toll on the Mornington Peninsula will be outlined to an international audience in Canada in August. Road safety specialist Bruce Corben will outline the shire’s Tow...

VCAT ‘no’ to quarry permit

The Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has determined that the planning permit for the former Pioneer quarry in Boundary Rd, Dromana has expired. Community groups are hailing the decision...

Business case bid for ferry

TENDERS close in eight days for consultants to prepare “comprehensive business case” for a Cowes to Stony Point car ferry. An economic study produced six years ago put the overall cost of the project...

Peninsula has five of bay’s ‘clean’ beaches

FIVE Mornington Peninsula beaches make the top 10 of cleanest beaches in Port Phillip, according to summer testing by Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA). Water quality recorded by the EP...

Ferry launches bid for public support

PUBLIC comment is being sought on plans to build a two-storey ferry terminal at Sorrento. The terminal is part of a $30 million upgrade at Sorrento and Queenscliff by ferry operator Searoad Ferries. ...

‘Funding lifeline’ for legal centres

A reversal of “devastating cuts” to funding for community legal centres has been welcomed by federal Isaacs Labor MP Mark Dreyfus. Planned federal government funding cuts that had been planned to tak...

Planners back ‘super’ market

PLANS to redevelop the former Masters’ site in Mornington into a 4250 square metre supermarket, six retail outlets over 6950 square metres and a 100 square metre cafe, has received strong backing fro...

Golf club in the rough over lease

THE not-for-profit club which has been running Devilbend Golf Course for the past 43 years may be sidelined to make way for a commercial manager. Mornington Peninsula Shire officers have told council...

Sports club to fight rent rise

THE Hastings Cricket and Football Social Club is contesting plans by Mornington Peninsula Shire to increase its rent by more than 900 per cent. The club says it “cannot be a signatory” to the propose...