No buts to delaying no-smoking rules

IN a strange twist of fate, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to combat one known source of death and illness is being hampered by another, totally unexpected threat. However, councillors last wee...

Don’t bet on always keeping a hedge

IN some countries hedges are a thing of wonder. They are regarded as tourist attractions and the life that goes on in and around them is often illustrated in children’s books. But hedges, it seems, a...

Politics and ‘olde’ law a potent mix at Portsea

A SECTION of Point King Beach, Portsea being claimed by trucking magnate Lindsay Fox is turning into a legal and political quagmire. Not unaccustomed to controversy surrounding his expansive Portsea ...

Universities get down to business at Pt Nepean

THE federal government has earmarked $25 million to build a “world-class marine and oceanographic research and education centre” in the quarantine station at Point Nepean National Park. Flinders MP G...

Yawa: first a name, now a manager

THE manager of the still to be completed Yawa Aquatic Centre at Rosebud is Dan Andrews. Mornington Peninsula Shire says Mr Andrews has “an extensive background in health and fitness” that will enable...

Journal to reflect nature of peninsula

THE search is on for writers and photographers to express their “sense of place” relating to the Mornington Peninsula. Celeste Deliyiannis and Emily Westmoreland are planning to publish their annual ...

Yawa ‘milestone’ for aquatic centre

AFTER months of indecision and appeals for public suggestions, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council was last week “thrilled” to announce it had decided on Yawa as the name of the $50 million aquatic ce...

Shire online for gas ‘explanation’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will go online next month to explain its position regarding AGL’s proposed floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Although the shire does not have any power to approve or rej...

Peninsula ‘winning’ against COVID-19

THE 90 cases (18 active) of COVID-19 recorded in the municipality by Monday (3 August), came three days after Mornington Peninsula Shire issued a statement that the peninsula was “winning the battle”...

Peninsula winning the battle against COVID-19

WITH 81 cases (14 active) of COVID-19 recorded in the municipality on Friday 31 July, Mornington Peninsula Shire made the statement that the peninsula is “winning the battle” against the coronavirus....