Coolart’s the place for counting on birds

IT’S National Bird Week and Parks Victoria has nominated Coolart Homestead and Wetlands Reserve near Somers as among its top 10 places to watch birds. Run by BirdLife Australia, the Aussie Backyard B...

Use recycled water in green wedge – Libs

THE Liberal Nationals say they will conduct a feasibility study into a recycled water scheme to service Mornington Peninsula farmland if they win government at the Saturday 24 November election. The ...

Warning to let sleeping seals lie

STRICT regulations governing the safety of seals on bay beaches have prompted the Department of Environment, Lands, Water and Planning to warn members of the public not to get too close. Senior wildl...

Awards for Rye’s creative volunteers

RYE Community Group Alliance has been awarded the $1000 Keep Victoria Beautiful Gift Fund prize for its project: A Clean Rye Protects Marine Life – Do the Right Thing. President Mechelle Cheers said ...

Peninsula a ‘must-see’ for visitors

THE Mornington Peninsula is playing a big part in Victoria’s tourism boom. Visitors – mainly from Melbourne and other parts of the country – spent 4.8 million nights on the peninsula last year, up 20...