Sand pump brings sand for beaches

A DREDGE pulled up off Rosebud beach and earth moving machinery arrived onshore last week to pump sand onto depleted beaches. The works will see 20,000 cubic metres of sand taken from offshore sandba...

Cars ‘jump’ red lights at school

MORNINGTON MP David Morris wants the state government to declare a highway school zone outside Balcombe Grammar School, Nepean Highway, Mount Martha. He says there are “credible and disturbing report...

Safety upgrades to ease road dangers

THE Moorooduc Highway, Western Port Highway and the Frankston Freeway are among roads to be equipped with wire rope barriers next year in a bid to prevent lane change, head-on crashes and run-off-roa...

When the lights go out

ELECTRICITY distributor United Energy wants Mornington Peninsula residents to prepare for extreme temperatures and the fire season by ensuring they “know what to do if the power goes out in an emerge...

Equipment on site

THE carbon capture and storage company CO2CRC has delivered the first major component of a hydrogen refining plant to AGL’s Loy Yang brown coal mine in the Latrobe Valley. The pilot plant being  deve...

Ship another link in hydrogen ‘chain’

A SHIP to carry liquified hydrogen from Hastings to Japan was launched in Kobe on 11 December. Kawasaki Heavy Industries says the 8000 tonne, 116-metre-long Suiso Frontier, pictured right, is the wor...

Fire restrictions now in force

SUMMER’s official fire danger period started on Monday, coinciding with the week’s predicted high temperatures and dry conditions. The CFA-announced fire restrictions will last until 1am Monday 1 May...

Vandals, dumpers add to rate bills

THE cost of cleaning up after vandals and illegal rubbish dumpers is costing Mornington Peninsula ratepayers $1. 5 million a year. This amount includes about $400,000 on repairing, repainting and res...

Koalas need plan to survive

THE state government is being urged to protect wildlife on the Mornington Peninsula and throughout Victoria. Koalas top Mornington Peninsula Shire’s list of wildlife concerns and it wants the governm...

Start to summer recycling

HOUSEHOLD recycling bins will be collected weekly on the Mornington Peninsula from Monday 16 December until Friday 31 January 2020. Mornington Peninsula Shire issued a news release saying it was “wor...