Warrant issued for escapee Caleb Pavlovic

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Caleb Pavlovic. A warrant has been issued for the 20-year-old’s arrest after he escaped from Frankston Magistrates’ Court this afternoon. The...

Shire call to help stop the boats

Mornington Peninsula Shire has admitted it needs state government “co-operation” to carry out its unilateral decision to fence off The Pillars cliff jumping site at Mt Martha and introduce a 200-metr...

‘Dob in a dumper’ war on waste

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has “had enough of dumped waste in our reserves, foreshore, beaches, streets and parks”, according to the mayor Cr Bryan Payne. He is calling on residents to report those i...

Peninsula a ‘must-see’ for visitors

THE Mornington Peninsula is playing a big part in Victoria’s tourism boom. Visitors – mainly from Melbourne and other parts of the country – spent 4.8 million nights on the peninsula last year, up 20...

Environmental ‘test’ for gas plan

Planning Minister Richard Wynne says power company AGL’s plan to import liquefied natural gas through Crib Point will be subject to “the strongest environmental assessment process in the state”. The ...

Fencing The Pillars for safety

A FENCE stopping access to The Pillars rock jumping platforms at Mt Martha is to be built before summer. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the situation at The Pillars “is out of c...

Shire call to turn tip site into power hub

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is seeking expressions of interest to turn a former tip into a solar energy plant. The proposed plant at 119 Truemans Road, Capel Sound would use banks of solar panels to g...

Contract for pool site preparation

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will spend $1.74 million over the next six months preparing the site for the $43.5 million Rosebud Aquatic Centre. The council chose one of six tenders for preliminary work...

Alarm over fire threat

BUSHFIRES classed as “catastrophic in consequence and of extreme risk” are “almost certain” at some stage on the Mornington Peninsula – possibly this summer. Areas threatened by this nightmare scenar...

Doctors plea for children

Flinders MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt has reiterated the federal government’s position that asylum seekers on Nauru are “free to leave and return home if they so choose”. “If they choose to stay,...