‘Rent stress’ for disadvantaged

NO neighbourhoods in Melbourne or Victoria’s regional cities are affordable for a single person on Centrelink, single pensioner, or single parent on a low part-time income, Council to Homeless Person...

Swags bring security and health

CAROL O’Brien has raised enough money to buy 12 swags for those “sleeping rough” on the southern peninsula. The swags sell for about $100 each and make sleeping safer and more comfortable. Ms O’Brien...

Drowning ‘almost certain’ in summer

SOMEONE is almost certain to drown on the Mornington Peninsula this summer. Coupled with this, there’s an 88 per cent likelihood of one or more peninsula residents drowning in any one year. On the pe...

‘Smart’ ways to ease shark threat

BEACHGOERS are being urged to be “shark-smart” over summer. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said sharks were a natural part of a healthy marine environment and, while the risk of an ...

Weekly recycling

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will collect household recycling bins weekly from Monday 18 December until Friday 2 February. The change from the usual fortnightly recycling service aims to help residents...

Man charged following carjacking in Rye

Mornington Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a 38-year-old man following an aggravated carjacking in Rye on 9 October. The alleged carjacking occurred on Ozone Street where a man armed...

Club’s new lease of life

AFTER a long battle Devilbend Golf Club has signed a 21-year lease with the Mornington Peninsula Shire, starting with a yearly rent of $10,233. The rent will increase  three per cent annually. The ne...

Reward for skink sleuths

SEVERAL elusive swamp skinks have been rediscovered in parks on the Mornington Peninsula. A small team of scientists and field naturalists from La Trobe University rediscovered the skinks (Lissolepis...

Drinking takes a dive at The Pillars

PERMANENT bans on alcohol are among a range of tough rules designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour at youth hot-spot The Pillars. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the bans...