Former MP calls on shire to make quarry a park

FORMER Mornington MP and state government minister Robin Cooper has renewed his opposition to the sale of the Mt Martha quarry. Mr Cooper says the quarry reserve should be made safe and opened to the...

Farewell to devoted dad

HUNDREDS of mourners bid farewell to senior Frankston SES and CFA member Peter Doutch at a funeral service at the Peninsula Aero Club at Tyabb last week following his death in an ultralight aircraft ...

Deadly house fires spark CFA warning

THE Country Fire Authority has warned Mornington Peninsula residents of the heightened dangers of house fires during the cooler months following a spate of deadly blazes across Melbourne’s south-east...

Travel help needed for Strikers star

CRUNCH time is coming for young sports star Chelsea Ford. The 13-year-old from Frankston North is in the Victorian girls’ under-13 soccer team, has won five out of six boxing bouts and swims in a squ...

Sculpture move ‘on the right track’

FORMER mayor Christine Richards and the Frankston Community Coalition ‘gang of six’ are pushing an idea to improve Frankston train station’s surrounds. The group has been talking to Frankston Council...

Switch ready to be flicked for CCTV

IT’S taken two and a half years, but the wait is finally over – well, almost. The new Hastings CCTV street cameras have been installed and could be switched on later this week. Western Port area coun...

Police mount long weekend road blitz

POLICE were out in force across the Mornington Peninsula over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, issuing hundreds of penalty notices and breath-testing more than 10,000 drivers. On Friday night alone...

Pop-up shops a new front for Hastings

EMPTY shop fronts can drag a town’s look and feel down, negatively impacting on other businesses and giving a high street an “abandoned” look. Such is the situation facing Hastings. The Western Port ...

Green light for Skylift

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a new chairlift at Arthurs Seat have been given the go ahead by Mornington Peninsula Shire after councillors narrowly voted in favour on the planning permit application. ...

Land sales to finance pool complex

THE MT Martha quarry reserve is on the list of land to be sold to help pay for a swimming pool complex at Rosebud. With no guarantees of any significant government grants Mornington Peninsula Shire i...