Push for dredging not seawall at Portsea

BUILDING a seawall at Portsea means the iconic beach will never return, says the man who successfully lobbied the state government to investigate massive erosion that started in 2009 and led to the l...

State resumes port control

THE state government has resumed management of the Port of Hastings through the Victorian Regional Channels Authority. The port was run under contract until 30 June by Patrick Ports Hastings, also kn...

Demand for ‘party house’ action

ONE in four complaints about noise made to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council relate to so-called “party houses”. Upset neighbours are demanding tighter regulations for short-stay rentals and want ow...

Shire call-up against planning changes

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is enlisting peninsula community groups in its campaign to oppose state government planning changes. The changes include allowing developers to build three-storey houses up...

Car park presents a ‘safety issue’

THE proposed $280,000 car park to ease Mt Eliza Primary School drop-offs has upset nearby residents. They say their main concerns over the Canadian Bay Rd-Nepean Highway site are safety, increases in...

Seawall to ‘save’ Portsea beach

THE Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) is about to begin designing a rock seawall to provide “long term protection” to the foreshore and beach at Portsea. The department says o...

Call to fight planning changes

THE state Labor government’s planning department has no interest in protecting the Mornington Peninsula from overdevelopment, says RMIT planning specialist Professor Michael Buxton. Peninsula residen...

Shire wants state money to rebuild sports centre

SPECIALIST sports consultants have been hired to source state government money to rebuild the Somerville Recreation Centre which burnt down in May last year. Mornington Peninsula Shire has set aside ...

Shire seeks easier path

IN the face of widespread criticism, Mornington Peninsula Shire is now calling for comment on the process it uses to bill residents when apportioning footpath construction costs. Without specifically...

Revolt over shire ‘muzzle’ bid

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have rejected a proposed media policy that limited their ability to make public statements and have “off the record” conversations with journalists. The draft s...