Shire looks for help to avoid deeper pool debt

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have refused to lift the cost cap on the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. In March, the council capped the centre’s budget at $41.57m, but the latest estimates now put t...

Coast guard first in at Rye

THE new Rye boat ramp was officially opened on Friday with the Safety Beach Coast Guard boat being first off the ramp and into the water. The controversial extra ramp was built as part of a major upg...

Daily water quality checks go online

THE Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has started its summer water quality tests at Mornington Peninsula and Frankston beaches. The forecasts over the next four months will cover eight ...

More police to put a stop to school speeders

POLICE presence at schools in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula will soon increase to issue fines to speeding drivers. A Frankston Council statement said that “due to ongoing complaints and i...

Toy run will be fun for a Claus cause

TYABB Airport will be swinging their doors open in the name of Christmas cheer on Sunday December 2. There will be a free sausage sizzle, live music and enjoyment for all the family. Gates open 10.30...

Surfer may be honoured for Pt Leo rescue

THE rescue of a young woman overcome with exhaustion while surfing off Pt Leo may see her rescuer honoured for bravery. Novice surfer Justine Fullarton, 19, who was on holiday from Queensland, was 25...

Match us on ramp funding or no deal, says shire

THE state government would have to guarantee the same level of financial support and maintenance of Mornington Peninsula’s six public boat ramps as was provided by the council or any change to their ...

Hub is humming, says new CEO

VOLUNTEERS and community members at Seawinds Community Hub are keen to get the message out that the centre is “moving forward in a positive way”, having welcomed four new board members at a recent bo...

Drawing the line on artworks

AN “enthusiastic amateur artist passionate about drawing” is giving those participating in Sorrento Community Centre’s drawing classes a welcome new perspective. Teacher Leigh Hullin said skill instr...

Wire-rope barriers keep car on freeway

AN elderly McCrae driver who lost control of his Toyota Landcruiser found himself perched atop the outside wire-rope barrier on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Mt Martha, 11am, Thursday 15 Novemb...