Councils sustain biosphere

MEMBER councils have bailed out the Western Port Biosphere which in January warned money would run out by this month, April. Executive officer Cecelia Witton says the biosphere foundation has survive...

Cruden Farm homes bid

PLANS to subdivide part of Cruden Farm in Langwarrin for residential development would see more than 100 houses built ​on land near the former homestead of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. A planning applicat...

Ducks dying at reserve

HUNDREDS of sick and dying birds at the Civic Reserve in Dunns Rd, Mornington, may have been infected by avian botulism. The naturally occurring, but highly toxic, bacteria is believed to have contam...

Portsea beach bill $20.42m

RECOMMENDED ways to protect Portsea beach from erosion for the next 50 years vary in cost from $2.2 million to $32.5m. However, consultants hired by the state government say that only two of five opt...

Scammers hit tourist hot spot

ONE of the main Mornington Peninsula tourist drawcards has lost an estimated $40,000 in an on-line ticketing scam. Peninsula Hot Springs, at Fingal, is one of at least nine high profile Victorian ven...

Arrest after Main Ridge hit run

Police have arrested a woman after a hit run collision in Main Ridge yesterday. The 27-year-old male cyclist has been hospitalized with critical injuries after colliding with her car on Shands Road a...

Charges follow home invasion 

A MORNINGTON man is expected to be charged with home invasion and aggravated burglary on Wednesday afternoon after a  break-in to a Frankston North house, 3.45am, yesterday (Tuesday 4 April). Detecti...

The Club’s massive rent rise

THE rent paid by the Hastings Club for premises in Marine Parade is about to be increased tenfold. The club has been paying $4000 a year since 1996, but Mornington Peninsula Shire last week decided t...

Shops plan changed to save heritage

A POTENTIAL loss of heritage was taken into consideration in assessing a permit application to redevelop a group of shops in Main St, Mornington. This has resulted in three shopfronts being retained ...

Residents sign off on boat ramps

IF signatures on a petition are anything to go by, Rye will not be getting a fourth boat launching ramp. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have received two petitions about an extra ramp, with 3...