Tower-filled skyline part of 20-year plan

TEN-storey towers 32 metres high could be built on the beach side of Nepean Highway under the proposed Frankston structure plan. The draft plan was released for public comment on Monday night. The pl...

School thieves strike again

THE spate of burglaries at schools on the Mornington Peninsula continues with three raided over the past week. Rosebud police believe there may be a link between two burglaries that occurred on the s...

City rubbishes our beach

MORNINGTON beaches are being polluted by rubbish from Melbourne. Trash collected by beach walkers in the past two weeks included five syringes as well as plastic containers, lids, straws, small piece...

Woodland plan to minister

AFTER more than 10 years of reports, community consultations, two independent panel hearings and intense lobbying, the shire council last week voted to send the Woodland planning amendment to Plannin...

Heat on quarry tip plan

OPPOSITION to the proposed rubbish tip in an old quarry on Arthurs Seat is mounting with more than 500 people packing Dromana Hall last Saturday for the first meeting of Peninsula Preser­vation Group...

Aquatic centre foreshore site dumped

SHIRE councillors have removed the Rosebud foreshore site as the preferred location for the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA). The move at Tuesday night’s council meeting reverses a decision ma...

Developer fined $20,000

MORNINGTON solicitor and deve­loper Joseph Alesci and his company Porsh Pty Ltd have been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay costs of $8000 over planning breaches at his Epicurean Centre in Red Hill So...

Servo worker in fire terror

HOOLIGANS lit a fire at a service station in Mornington and sped away, leaving the terrified lone attendant to douse the flames. Police are reviewing security camera footage and seeking information a...

Costs up but slide is world-first

THE cost of Frankston’s aquatic centre has risen $3.35 million from $46.35 to $49.7 million. Frankston Council chief executive Dennis Hovenden said the increase came when the council approved t...

Camera signs up but no flash yet

THE state government has started in­stalling speed camera warning signs on Peninsula Link freeway but the cameras have not yet been switched on. The six cameras on the 27-kilometre freeway between Ea...