Getting the dirt on your soil

ALTHOUGH humans rely on soil for food, clean water, fuel and natural fibre production, nutrient cycling, animal feed and more, it is an under-appreciated resource, says peninsula Landcare Network off...

Council OK to sound out name change views

SHIRE councillors have agreed to spend up to $19,000 to survey residents about changing the name of Rosebud West to Capel Sound. The change was proposed in July by a group of Rosebud West residents w...

Appeal likely after council approval

ANOTHER Sorrento development proposal in the historic commercial precinct of the town has effectively been rejected by way of last-minute councillor changes. It is almost certain to go to VCAT, where...

Meeting ends in uproar, insults

FRUSTRATION boiled over into bitterness and rowdiness at the 23 November Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting, with two councillors exiting the chamber before business was concluded. Tension ha...

New leases put yacht clubs on even keel

YACHT clubs on council-managed land are paying vastly different rents with Rosebud paying almost five times more than Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club. The disparity was revealed when Mornington Peni...

Billson quits politics, puts family first

DUNKLEY will have a new elected representative after the next federal election. That result a certainty after Liberal MP Bruce Billson announced he is quitting politics last week. In a statement rele...

Power line fire fears

LINEMEN are scrambling to replace up to 30 kilometres of faulty power lines on the Mornington Peninsula amid fears they could cause bushfires. This follows claims that sparks from faulty lines have t...

Whelan show comes to town

SUB-DISTRICT TOOTGAROOK’S Matthew Whelan can do anything on a cricket field. He’s extremely talented and his best is as good as we’ve seen. On Saturday against Skye, Whelan strode to the crease with ...

Lions being tamed

DISTRICT CARRUM is in a world of pain as it enters the second day of its match against Flinders. After bowling out Flinders for 227, Carrum slumped, scoring an ordinary 4/29 after facing the final 14...

Mounties in more strife

PROVINCIAL Mt Eliza’s season went from bad to worse on Saturday, being bowled out for 121 against Long Island. Languishing just above Rye at the bottom of the ladder, the Mounties’ top order were bri...