Shire wants final say on land use

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire wants to protect the peninsula’s “unique landscape” by having the power to decide how much land is set aside for and commercial and industrial purposes. The shire says proj...

Recognising the value of wetlands

SWAMPS and low-lying areas were once seen as a blot on the landscape, fit only to be drained. But the ecological importance of wetlands is well documented and has been recognised for decades, so much...

Climate activists ready for arrest

TWO groups operating on the Mornington Peninsula are part of a global movement seeking government action to counter climate change. XR Westernport and XR Mornington are part of the British-based Exti...

Permit probe goes further than IBAC

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are being told that it is “prudent, diligent and in the public interest” to make sure the shire has not made corrupt planning decisions similar to ones alleged ...

Decades of decisions being checked

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officers are “reviewing decisions” made over the past seven years involving three companies at the centre of investigations by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption C...

Shire probe into permits

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is reviewing all permit approvals involving three companies at the centre of an investigation into allegations of corruption involving land developments in the City of Case...

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...

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...

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...