Car park rent claim ‘nonsense’ – MP

STATE road authority VicRoads wants to charge Mornington Peninsula Shire annual rent of almost $22,000 for an unmade car park used by people dropping off and picking up children from schools in Mt El...

Second ‘capped’ budget approved

COUNCILLORS formally approved Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2017-18 budget last Tuesday including a two per cent rate increase. It is the second year of the state government’s rate capping system. The...

FoI bill stuns animal advocates

A MORNINGTON-based animal advocacy group is resorting to a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for a costly freedom-of-information request. The group has been quoted $1108 for Mornington Peninsula Shi...

Seawall, pathway share historic links

THE $1.56 million Eastern Sister rock seawall and pathway project at Sorrento will connect Sullivan Bay with Camerons Bight. Almost one third of the cost – $500,000 – is being provided by the develop...

Tougher rules bid for ‘party houses’

THE lucrative rental of short-stay “party houses” on the Mornington Peninsula will be tightly regulated if a new residents’ group gets its way. The We Live Here group is pushing for tougher rules on ...

Man dies in Baxter collision

A man has died following a collision in Baxter this morning. It is believed an SUV and a motorcycle collided on Fultons Road between Golf Links and Baxter-Tooradin roads just after 11.10am. The male ...

Clean Ocean goes national to track marine pollution

A NEW database will provide the public with details about sewage being poured into the ocean, estuaries and rivers. The database developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation, which successfully campaigned...

No budget lifeline for bay rescue groups

VOLUNTEER groups which play a huge role in rescuing those in distress on Port Phillip and Western Port bays are “bewildered” at being overlooked in last month’s state budget. The 26 marine search-and...

Anger over new planning rules

THE state government has adopted new planning rules that open the way for three-storey houses in towns across the Mornington Peninsula. Previously protected by restrictive planning overlays, the shir...

The little engine that couldn’t

A 31-year-old woman has been charged after her engine blew out during a pursuit in Melbourne’s south early this morning. Somerville Highway Patrol members detected a silver Mitsubishi without number ...