Man dies after Somerville crash

A man has died following a single vehicle crash in Somerville just after 5.30am this morning (27 December). It is believed at this stage the driver has lost control on Tyabb-Tooradin Road and struck ...

Tests to assess navy base contamination

HEALTH risks associated with fire-fighting foams at HMAS Cerberus have been assessed as “very low”. However, the officer overseeing the clean-up of the potentially dangerous chemicals says those most...

Police investigate fatal crash at Dromana

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred at Dromana on Friday. It’s believed a car travelling east on Boundary Road left the roadway and...

Shire says hotel aiming too high

COUNCILLORS’ concerns over changes to Sorrento’s skyline means a $50 million plan to redevelop the Continental Hotel will be considered at a three-day VCAT hearing in January. The Victorian Civil and...

Bans in place for quiet New Year’s Eve

ROSEBUD Police Station Commander Steve Wood is urging revellers to be aware of restrictions on New Year’s Eve festivities. “To ensure the safety of everyone celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Morningt...

Bays health report ‘a wake up call’

THE release of a State of the Bays report is regarded as a “critical first step in securing the good health of our marine environments”, according to the Victorian National Parks Association. “Port P...

Signs designed to be noticed

PROTESTERS fighting to protect Mt Eliza’s decommissioned Kunyung Rd reservoir from development are calling on South East Water to bow to the community’s wishes when deciding the future of the site. O...

Winery can expand – shire

THE expansion of a winery at Merricks North has been given the go ahead despite conflicting with state regulations about overdevelopment in green wedge areas. A 7-4 majority of councillors at a publi...

Housing plan is a ‘ghetto in the making’

SHIRE councillors have gone against their officers’ recommendations by siding with Mt Martha residents who oppose a high-density housing estate being built at Bentons Rd on five acres of former farml...

CEO casts doubt on council cost comparisons

Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO Carl Cowie is questioning the veracity of figures which show shire councillor expenses far exceed those at neighbouring councils. A ratepayer at last Monday evening’s p...