Lines of help

Emergency crews have rescued three young men trapped on cliffs near The Pillars, off the Esplanade, Mt Martha. A fence limiting access to the internationally-renowned cliff jumping spot was recently ...

Shire to back airshow if permit sought

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s requirement that Peninsula Aero Club conform to planning rules could jeopardise the staging of next year’s air show at Tyabb airfield. Club president Jack Vevers sees the...

Gas delay an ‘opportunity’

AN announcement that AGL is delaying its plans to import gas through Crib Point by one year has renewed calls for the power companies and governments to work towards “a real renewable energy future”....

Scouts build barrier to ‘save’ beach

THREATS to a scout hall caused by waves at Canadian Bay, Mt Eliza have been overcome with a beach protection barrier designed by engineer, John Scholes. The building, previously occupied by sea scout...

Government’s $10m injection for hospital

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt was back at The Bays Hospital, Mornington last week signing off on the federal government’s $10 million promise for a “comprehensive cancer centre”. The money, announced by Mr H...

Shire digs in over easing of quarry rules

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is opposing state government moves to relax planning rules for quarries. The shire’s opposition to extending the time within which an extractive industry must start operati...

Budget seeks to be ‘balanced, friendly’

WINNERS and losers in Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2019/20 budget include $25 million towards the Rosebud Aquatic centre and beach box owners being hit with increased annual fees. The state governmen...

Jobs could flow from marine ‘precinct’

“STREAMLINED” planning controls look set to be adopted to create a “marine industry precinct” between Hastings and Somerville. The proposed 50-hectare site is on Bungower Road West, about four kilome...

Strong win for Hunt in ‘marginal’ Flinders

THE final figures from last month’s federal election confirm what was known early on voting night: Flinders was easily retained by the Liberal Party’s candidate, Greg Hunt. The poll results officiall...

Plucka Duck a perfect fit for the purpose

THE heady days of the TV show Hey Hey It’s Saturday last week had a revival of sorts, and a round of applause, in Mornington. While it may not have been the entire program, one of the most bizarre an...