Cashing in on beach boxes

Owners of those cute, colourful bathing boxes scattered around Mornington Peninsula beaches are facing massive licence fee increases. Visitors take pictures of the beach boxes that also regularly att...

Beach dogs brought to heel with tighter rules

DOG owners are being asked to “tighten the leash” at nine Mornington Peninsula beaches. In a bid to “encourage residents to better manage dog behaviour and improve dog obedience”, Mornington Peninsul...

Fruitgrower fined for shooting parrots

A RED Hill orchardist caught with 19 dead rainbow lorikeets in the back of his ute was fined $15,000 at Dromana Magistrates’ Court last week for shooting the birds and verbally abusing authorised off...

City office leased for another two years

Mornington Peninsula Shire has given the all clear for its officers to sign a $120,000 two-year lease for an office in central Melbourne. Called a “satellite office”, a trial of the Collins Street pr...

Bank withdraws from Dromana branch

ELDERLY customers of the Commonwealth Bank’s Dromana branch will be disadvantaged with its closure on Friday 3 May. Disappointed manager Jeff Cornish, who has been at the Pt Nepean Road branch for 13...

Danger road drives poll promises

PROMISES to redevelop the Mornington Peninsula’s busiest and most dangerous intersection have come on the eve of a federal election. The Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Jetty Road intersection – des...