Residents angry over steps to ‘save’ beach

A STONE wall erected to stop erosion at Mt Martha has angered residents, who claim the “cost-cutting” measures had denied them rightful access to the beach. Rocks were placed in front of a bluestone ...

Fire warning for coolers

FRANKSTON and Mornington Peninsula fire officers have issued a warning to have air cooling and heating systems serviced after two house fires over the weekend of 7 until 8 January. The fires in Seafo...

‘Secret deal’ for toxic plan – MP

A WARNING has been issued that plans to create liquid hydrogen from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley could ultimately lead to a polluting industry being established in Western Port. Hastings MP Neale...

Groups lining up to stop land sales

PLANS to fast track the rezoning and sale of Melbourne Water-owned land in Rosebud has infuriated residents and raised fears that the land grab will impact the future of Mt Eliza land that is now a h...

The problematic Pillars

THE overwhelming stench of urine and cigarettes greeted Mt Martha resident Peta Donaldson and her eight-year-old daughter when they visited the Pillars after a heatwave weekend’s crush of young visit...

Missing Masters children located

UPDATE 16 January 2017, 10.30am: Three brothers missing from Mornington since yesterday evening have been located this morning. The boys were located safe and well at South Warf about 10am. Police ar...

New limits and lanes for safety

NEW lines, new rules, wooden bollards and flashing signs are all part of a comprehensive safety plan on two of the Mornington Peninsula’s busiest roads. The traffic management changes have been made ...

Two per cent cap for rates

COUNCIL rates rises will be capped at two per cent for the 2017/18 financial year as part of the state government’s policy to limit any rises to the rate of inflation. The consumer price index (CPI) ...

The drone factor in wildlife protection

REGULATIONS designed to keep boats and jet skis away from seals, whales and dolphins have been extended to include one of the latest gadgets to take off – drones. While jet skis must not be closer th...

Man arrested after vehicle intercept in Pearcedale

Police have arrested and charged a man after drugs, drug paraphernalia and weapons were located in a stolen vehicle in Pearcedale overnight. Cranbourne police members made the discovery following an ...