Beach no-smoking ban flagged

SMOKING has been banned within 50 metres of lifesavers’ flags at Point Leo. The statewide ban came into effect this week along with a $140 penalty. Smoking is now banned over summer at all patrolled ...

Shire hope for quarry money lode

MT Martha residents have started a campaign to stop the former quarry in the town being sold for commercial development. They fear Mornington Peninsula Shire is about to start moves to rezone and sel...

Labor dumps port

THE Victorian Labor Party has rejected more than six years of planning for an expanded Port of Hastings. Last week it released a jobs and investment strategy dumping its support of Hastings in favour...

Frankston back on marina money trail

FRANKSTON Council is about to again embark on a search for investors in the $300 million marina earmarked for development between Olivers Hill and Daveys Bay. Impetus for reviving the search abandone...

Shutdown at Gunnamatta

THE quality of water being discharged through the sewage outfall at Gunnamatta will drop this week while Melbourne Water works on its latest treatment equipment. The 350 million litres a day discharg...

Teachers rally at McCrae

MORE than 300 teachers rallied outside the McCrae office of Education Minister and Nepean MP Martin Dixon on Wednesday. The McCrae Plaza shopping centre car park was turned into a sea of red clothing...

Jail sentences for peninsula poachers

TWO abalone poachers from the peninsula have been given prison sentences for trafficking a commercial quantity of the endangered shellfish. Last Friday in the County Court, Judge Mark Dean jailed And...

Woodland protected

AN independent planning panel has recommended minimum lot sizes of 2000 square metres in Mt Eliza’s Wood­land precinct and 1300sqm on street corners. For almost a decade, the shire has been trying to...

Snarls over luxury kennels

TEN landowners in a section of Bungower Rd, Moorooduc, will share their rural idyll with more than 65 dogs if the shire council approves an application from a veterinarian. The vet is asking the coun...

Devilbend open but doubts remain

DEVILBEND Reserve was officially opened on Saturday, but the battle between environmentalists, government and fishing groups is far from over. Parks Victoria’s newest reserve was opened by Water Mini...