Ferry company seeks terminal change at Sorrento

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is expected to approve changes to its planning scheme to allow a two-storey ferry terminal to be built at Sorrento. The terminal is part of a $30 million proposal by Searoa...

Uneasy answers to compulsory survey

A SURPRISE visit by an interviewer from the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week made a Rosebud resident feel uneasy. The interviewer appeared at Helen Turner’s unit in Rosebud, saying she was t...

Shire staff reject CEO’s work offer

STAFF at Mornington Peninsula Shire will stay on their existing enterprise agreement after knocking back an agreement put forward by CEO Carl Cowie. The 803 eligible members of general staff voted 33...

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...