A vital ingredient to city’s food bowl

THE Mornington Peninsula was set to play a greater role in feeding Greater Melbourne’s growing population, a speaker at the Green Wedge Summit at Main Ridge Community Hall, Friday 22 June, said. Melb...

Parties urged to reveal policies

POLITICAL parties have been called on to release their green wedge and planning policies to re-affirm the protection of green wedge zones well before the November state election. RMIT University’s Pr...

Car crash at Merricks North

Police are currently on scene of a fatal car crash that has claimed the life of a man at Merricks North this evening. It is believed a vehicle was travelling south along Tubbarubba Road near Balnarri...

Rally against power plans

A RALLY to “save Western Port from two threats” is being held next month at Hastings. Rally organisers say the threats come from power company AGL’s plan to moor a 300 metre long floating gas termina...

Sold! Ansett land changes hands

RETIREMENT village proprietor Chas Jacobsen has bought the last parcel of the former Ansett estate in Mt Eliza for an “undisclosed sum”, believed to be around $33 million. The 22.3-hectare block is a...

Shire budget ‘delivers’, says mayor

BIG ticket items listed in this year’s Mornington Peninsula Shire budget include $4.9 million to rebuild the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre and $5.1 million for the “preliminary phases” o...

‘Market test’ for CEO’s job

ADVERTISEMENTS will soon be running for Mornington Peninsula Shire’s top job – chief executive officer. Held by Carl Cowie for the past four years, the CEO’s job comes with a package of nearly $400,0...

Contracts ‘advance’ AGL’s gas plan

POWER company AGL sees two agreements signed on Tuesday (12 June) as “advancing” its plans to moor a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. The company said one of the agreements “enables berth upgrade...

Tradies warned: ‘Watch out for thieves’

A “MASSIVE increase” in the theft of power tools on the southern peninsula is worrying police. They say thieves are targeting tradies’ vehicles and trailers in Mt Eliza, Mornington, Mt Martha, Somerv...

Park residents worry over futures

CAPEL Caravan Park residents concerned about becoming “homeless” if their park is redeveloped held a meeting onsite, Friday 1 June. Organiser Wayne Iremonger said up to 135 “mainly elderly and many l...