Lease helps yachties stay afloat

MORNINGTON Yacht Club has signed a new 21-year head lease with the shire. It has been a tough time, with commodore Graeme Alexander saying that since the Safe Harbour “debacle” of 2010-12 the committ...

Solstice at Flinders

GUITARIST Matthew Fagan and pianist Daniel Tucceri will perform Solstice, 3pm, Sunday 19 June at St John’s Church, Flinders. It’s being billed as a concert of classical music at its emotive and techn...

Peninsula wine makers show their class

THE public “turned out in droves” for open tastings at last week’s 16th International Cool Climate Wine Show at Mornington Racecourse. More than 400 wines over many classes – with 20 per cent coming ...

FoI delay to track details

A MEMBER of the Southern Peninsula Victorian Masters Athletic Club has been told by a senior shire officer he will have to apply through freedom-of-information for information about contentious upgra...

Quest for quiet on freeway front

SAFETY Beach residents are angry about loud traffic noise on the busy Mornington Peninsula freeway. One resident, Wayne Ashley, has set about galvanising public opinion to force the state government,...

Shire planning jobs on line

SENIOR planning staff at Mornington Peninsula Shire may have been shown the door, with redundancies offered to long-standing team leaders and managers in the strategic projects and statutory planning...

Council drops costs recovery bid

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has decided against pursuing Cr Antonella Celi for thousands of dollars she allegedly spent over her allowances. Councillors last week reversed an earlier decision for the ...

Warning follows garden fire death

AN Aspendale Gardens man weeding in his garden died after petrol fumes caught alight, Wednesday 18 May. Police said the 42-year-old was pouring petrol from a watering can onto weeds along his fence l...

Raise a cup for the farmers

MORNINGTON Peninsula small businesses Commonfolk Coffee, The Snake Hole, and agricultural advocate Indiblu have united in support of Victoria’s dairy community. “As you would be well aware the ...