Plan to protect Sorrento main street heritage

THE shire has released a plan it says will protect the heritage of Sorrento’s main street, Ocean Beach Rd. A draft of the Ocean Beach Road Heritage Policy is out for public comment for about six week...

Man held over armed robbery, 7 burglaries

A 39-year-old Rye man has been charged with armed robbery after allegedly threatening an 80-year-old woman milk bar attendant with what appeared to be a shotgun. The gun was later found to be an imit...

Vote on RACV resort: minister

SHIRE councillors have been told to get on with the job and vote on the RACV’s contentious Cape Schanck resort expansion. Councillors baulked at voting on the $135 million project mid-May when they g...

Business backing for anti-violence campaign

MORNINGTON Peninsula businesses are supporting Australian of the Year Rosie Batty’s campaign against domestic violence. A breakfast in August being held by Peninsula Business Networking will feature ...

Green light for speed cut

DESPITE strong community pressure to keep speed limits as they are, VicRoads is proceeding to reduce Coolart Rd to 80kph. “To make this road safer right now, the speed limit needs to be reduced and w...

Disputes delay CCTV till October

THE good news of early April about improvements to street safety in Mornington has lost some of its gloss after it was revealed CCTV cameras will not be installed until October at the earliest. Feder...

Adding a name to sustain an image

THE self-described “sustainable” Mornington Peninsula Shire has a neighbour that’s now officially known as the “sustainable city” – Frankston. While the peninsula gave itself the title of sustainable...

Western Port’s ‘ex-parrot’ hit by disease

THE orange-bellied parrot wild population has been hit by a disease that can kill young birds or adults with weak immune systems. Two-thirds of 30 birds born in the wild last summer in Tasmania have ...

‘No more deaths’: petition plea

THE tragic death of Mt Eliza woman Olivia Steadman-Meconi at the Robinsons Rd-Western Port Hwy intersection last month has prompted demands for a roundabout. A petition to be presented to Roads Minis...