Liberals wary of making preselection comment

SENIOR Liberals are reportedly seeking to overturn a decision by their own federal seats committee that would require sitting MPs to face preselection. If the committee’s decision remains on the part...

‘Super shire’ marks its first 25 years

IT’S 25 years since council amalgamations throughout Victoria, which led to formation of a “super shire” on the Mornington Peninsula. The amalgamation of 1994 saw the peninsula run by three state gov...

New airfield permit early 2020 – shire

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is hoping to have a “consolidated and enforceable permit” in place for Peninsula Aero Club to operate at Tyabb Airfield by early next year. In a statement last Wednesday (1...

Tips online for ‘healthy headspace’

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt says young people can “help build and maintain a healthy headspace” by talking and sharing ideas with family and friends. “About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are ...

Concrete dumper set on avoiding tip fees

BUILDERS and plumbers across the Mornington Peninsula are being asked to help track down a serial concrete dumper. The dumper has left at least eight solid clues on peninsula roadsides. Authorities b...

Public input to ‘climate emergency’ plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula residents are being asked to contribute ideas towards a climate emergency plan. “Key areas” already identified include energy transition; zero emissions from transport; having a ...

Party music off key with neighbours

COMPLAINTS about a so-called “party house” at Sorrento have led to the property owner being fined $1500. In December 2018 neighbours called police about noise and loud music being played at the house...

Taxpayer group opposes plastic bag ban

A PLAN to ban plastic bags on the Mornington Peninsula is likely to run foul of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. The ATA, which claims to represent all taxpayers, said banning plastic bags “would ...

Hundreds ‘sleeping rough’ in Western Port

UP to 200 people are homeless and have nowhere regular to sleep in the Western Port area. Many of the disadvantaged are elderly, with one 86-year-old woman listed by Western Port Support Centre. Morn...

Shire ‘robust’ in managing corruption prevention

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council says it has “developed robust policies” to prevent corruption when buying goods and services. CEO John baker says the shire Places the “highest importance” on manag...