Putting nature on the record

LIFESEARCH 2017 gives citizen scientists the opportunity to discover the plants, birds, insects, and other animals in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve. Lifesearch, the biosphere’s annual citizen sc...

Bittern’s stair climbers

THREE volunteers from Bittern Fire Brigade will compete against colleagues from Australia and overseas in the 2017 Melbourne Firefighters’ Stair Challenge at Crown Plaza, South Bank, Saturday 2 Septe...

Decision delayed on Cruden Farm homes plan

A DECISION to push ahead with a residential subdivision in part of Langwarrin’s Cruden Farm has been delayed until later in the year. A planning application due to be discussed by Frankston councillo...

Rex makes gallery new home

REX Australis – the giant ram’s head which has graced Peninsula Link near the Skye Rd exit for the past four years – is settling in at its new home: McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin....

‘Engagement’ has benefits for all

By Bob Simpson* I SAT at last Wednesday’s Peninsula Voice event, hearing Les Twentyman’s experiences. This man “loves” disengaged young people with whom he engages. Could I genuinely “love” five home...

Upset over demolition plans

THE proposed demolition of what is described as “a rare example of an early 1900s timber cottage” in Sorrento’s main street has upset members of Nepean Historical Society. Ratio Consultants has appli...

Rules to protect town’s character

TIGHTER design and development rules are planned for the commercial heart of Sorrento – mainly along Ocean Beach Rd. They are part of a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council push to strengthen planning ...

Reception honours the honoured

A RECEPTION for those who received honours on either the Queen’s Birthday or Australia Day was held at the Briars Homestead recently. Orders of Australia are the nation’s highest awards for outstandi...

Safety first ‘crucial’ at Rye boat ramp

A LACK of regular maintenance is the “crucial safety issue” at the Rye boat ramp, according to Rye Community Group Alliance, which opposes the contentious fourth ramp. Chair Mechelle Cheers said her ...

Man arrested following scooter robbery

Detectives from Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit have arrested a man following an alleged robbery at Rosebud last week. It is alleged a 69-year-old man was walking his dog about 6.15am o...