Free parking will lift trade ­– MP

FREE all-day parking in central Frankston is being pushed as a way to encourage shoppers to support local traders and businesses. Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke launched a ‘Free parking for Frankst...

MPs say ‘yes’ to marriage equality

POLITICIANS who may ultimately vote in Canberra to decide if same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia are taking different approaches to the outcome of the marriage equality vote. Local federal Li...

Waste dumping ‘waste of money’

THE cost of cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish at the Arthurs Seat State Park and Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve is taking away money that could go to both parks’ upkeep, according to Parks Vic...

Bus campaign’s new move

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is backing a community group’s push to improve public transport on the peninsula. This follows the thwarted presentation of the Peninsula Residential Parks & Villages G...

Hot springs ‘no’ in green wedge

A PLANNING application for a multi-million dollar hot springs and restaurant complex near Rye has been refused by Mornington Peninsula Shire because the proposal was “contrary to the purpose of the g...

Man charged after Rosebud shooting

Homicide Squad detectives have charged a man following a fatal shooting in Rosebud last weekend. The 30-year-old man was arrested at a house on Ocean Street, Rosebud on Tuesday 5 September. Detective...

Man arrested following Rosebud shooting

A man has been arrested this morning following the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man in Rosebud on Sunday night. The 30-year-old man was arrested after police negotiated with him at a house on Ocea...

Grandmothers locked out of MP’s office

THE office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt was in lockdown last Tuesday morning as a group of grandmothers protested about the federal government’s treatment of refugees. The protest by the South Peninsula ...

Storm over foreshore plan

TWO of Hastings most active clubs have given the thumbs down to Mornington Peninsula Shire’s plans for the foreshore. Both clubs say the Draft Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan ignores their needs and...

Transport petition stalls

A PETITION with 1574 signatures urging the state government to review public bus transport on the Mornington Peninsula was knocked back by state parliament last week. Nepean MP Martin Dixon was refus...